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"A Small Insight Into tht Condition
of tht Negro Since the Death of Wm. McKlnley. At Hip clrnth of Win. McKlnloy Ne vntv hunt; llii lr hond niul went thru tin- Mtn-1'tM cnUm that ml.l not k- aii"tlnT i!'Miili'iit to fill his place in it'Citrds to liU iittituiU' toward the Ni-mo. Hut .-m this world rocs huat linis on uTi'iit men from the thcntci of lift', equally mm prt'at iiit'ii anno to takt their place. TiiimpitiK In the foot.st;is of Wm. McKinlcy caino Thoidon1 Koostovclt with his Kplcndld princlpli'.' of man tio'i.l and his luoad expansive view of tho Net: ru and his trials. No man i.- perfect, for If they wero there would be no use in the making. 1'nder J'ri'.-iident Konsivlt such no croes were appointed to offices ns fo lows: I'harles W. Anderson, of New York, as collector: Lewis, as a!:tin 1'nit, ,1 Stairs district At torney of Itonton: Cnim. of Charles t 11 : W. T. Vernon, as I'ni'ed States KesisTar 'f Treasury; Iir. Furnish as resident ininister to H.iytl. unil a U'r.i'er ntmiler of minor positions were sivi-n to the Negroes, which all pMint to the f.ict that prosress Is lo made instead of retrogression. S.tu'e that time al) a iwat nunilier i. 1 r.olutics Siave occurred. A No uro was lincheil in I Via ware, one In Srpitiafielil. Ohio, several in Spring, field. Mo., three or four in the west erti states, a creat nunilier In the south, including the seneral mas. s.u'ie in Atlanta. On., and yet the No un, is keepini; triuniphantly to the front. Whatever may come the Ne crot-s destiny In this country lias lieeti carted out liv the Almighty Cod. Notwithstanding the Vardarmniis :ml TiUmaus and Momans, a ml Da vises ami Carinacks, the Neuro con tinues to keep In the lime-light of history, .lust recently our own mip poed beloved Hoosevell slapped us in the face with a disgraceful dismis sing of the colored troops. All this to the uon seeing Negro tends to dls eoutaue ids efforts, but to tho No j. oes who an" destined to become leaders it only makes his courage clear er to follow mid puts his obstacles directly in front of bis eye. The days of the .lohii Ilrowns are over. No mote shall oil see the Will. l.od Oarrisoiis, ('bale's Summus, the Wendell Phillips, l.ovejoys and Abraliam l.incoln-i. Tli"-o ale days hi a "new century. Ti'e leaders of the Nenroes must lonie from within their own ranks, lb must rise up as it were and force i is own badets In carry him to the promised lands. Kihiopa shall spread in " wiims. 1'iitcntates shall come out of Kypt. ami lb'" world shall take on a new color. Yes. the leaders iniibl come from our own ranks. A black Moses must come forth. In the f.H iimtion of the earth first came a uasi-ons substance and then fol lowed with the scientific law of grav itation the formation of heavenly bodies. Kach In his order prear ranged. So it Is Willi the formation of races. A disordered body ami then gradually a more harmonious i lenient and finally an arranged and well legulated order of men. McKinley died at the end of the I'.ith century, ami then Kooseveli came as the shining light at the be ginning of the limb Century. If we should stop at him as the greatest man. then history shall cease, and all men should stop their striving, but as John tho llaptist spake, that there would come another greater than he, in tin' person of Christ, so there shall come another greater than Roosevelt In the person of some obscure individual (lilt of the mouth of the Hater shall come forth meat, and nut of the mouth of the strong shall come forth sweetness. Involution, that is the wheel thru which the Negro is going, (in nil sides lie Is being welded to gether, until finally from his compos it make tip shall come forth the lend ers in various avenues. Some woud say how about nur present leaders? How about our nd leaders, Bruce and Frederlcl Douglass? How about Kelly Miller, iiuhols. How en and our great Booker t Washington? As forerunners well and good. Hut great leaders must bo created at the time they arc needed Our present lenders arose during the J Infant period of the Negro. At a i time when nit was well. At a time when th war was over, and white nu n sought to aid us. From whence must come our leaders now? From the rank of thp negro. From the (very nucleus of the race. Well may we say since McKlnley'a death th Negro has passed thru an evolution. Forty years from the Civil war the Negro has created his own founda tion upon which to push his gigantic undertakings. Five years from the death of McKlnley the Negro has lie gun his second period of evolution. I.et us own It that there is one, who sways the harmonious mysteries of the world. I In reply to the credit Old lien Tillman is giving Hooker T. Washing ton for being great, his father hav lug been a white man, let me say heiv. that well thinking people know this to be a fact, and mothers and fathers have watched it, from tin. earliest existence up until the pres cut time, that the traits of character go from the mother Into the male children, and the father Into the fe male children. Had Hooker T. Wash ington the traits of his father, ho would have been a licentious charac ter, sneaking around in the southern states with white women. You can readily see why the majority of our mixed breed women can not he trust ed: it Is the trails of the father. Tha hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. A NKOItO WOMAN. Do the negroes want a good negro newspaper In Kunsas City. If you do please send us all the news so that we can fill our newspaper with live, fresh matter. If you do please pay your subscription promptly, when our agents appear or drop by our office a ml settle up. Tho negroes need an authentic colored journal in this city. Have you readers enough race prido to do your duly villi this paper. We are far behind when it comes to de tail work for us to perform as a race. Will you manage to save out i nough money for your paper. Will ou wake up from your lethargy? The Negro Civic League Is com prised of the following Negioes if this city: llev. Jesse Peck, Rev. Samuel Hacole, Prof. 0. N. Orisham, W. W. Yates, It. W. Foster, M. .1. Har ris, and T. W. 11 Williams Wanted: Kiiucntcd colored men to travel and distribute samples and cir culars of our goods among their own people. Salary $sn per month and ex penses. Saunders Co., Desk 10, Jack sou lloiilevanl. Chicago. Mrs. Mildred Molt has elegant fur nished rooms for gentlemen at her new residence, 1:109 McGce. Healthfulness of Washington. While the claim can bo truly made that Washington Is as healthful as tho great majority of big cities, and Is becoming more so with tho progress and more general acceptance of sani tary measures, Washington has over come and Is overcoming some natural disadvantages. It la a question whether the Potomac country, with its long summers, short winters, gen erally humid climate, great number of creeks and small rivers and wide marshes, Is naturally as healthful as the hills of New Kngland and the cool, dry uplands of the west. The people who live in Washington, and whose ancestors have dwelt there for two centuries or so, defend tho cli mate, and certainly about the usual percentage of people attain ripe old Ke. Divorces are said to be most fre quent In small towns and villages. Per haps it is because gossip is moat active in such placea. PARISIAN CLOAK COMPANY 1108-1110 Main Street January Sale Now! Parisian's Cleverest $25 D C $28 and $30 Suits - - JI-J Tuesday's Wonderful Reductions We early caught the drift of siyle-these remarkable tailored cos tomes were the result. Early to create-nearly to reduce. Yours is the benefit in this splendid opportunity. All the stunning New Pony, Prince Chap, Eton ani Long Coat Styles Reflecting the best fashion character of imported and New York models, Broadcloths, Cheviots, Wide Wales, Two-Tone Checks and Plaids- whatever your heart is set upon. Beautifully Silk Lined Coats Just the Suits to add zest to your Christmasall reduced to $15 la his first success at Drury Laae, Edmund Kean overheard a knot of old stage carpenter discussing rigorously the various players of Hamlet they had seen In their day. "Well," said one, 'you may talk of Henderson and Kemhle and this new man, but live me Itannlster's Hamlet he was al ways done 20 minutes sooner than any of 'era." union-. wiimi, Arty. Til Aiirieii Collietln Agucj Mo fee charged on collection ti made We make collections la ell parts of the t'niud Htatca. 413 Kansas Ave, Tepcka, Kansas. Doll Dept., 2nd Floor. Toy Dept., 4ih Floor. BUY. Useful. Presents We are particularly fortunate in being able to Save You Money on everything for Gifts. You'll find this Store a mighty good place to trade. Try it. We Sell Everything ON WEEKLY PAYMENTS. Small Payment Down and a Small Payment Each Week. Come and see us. Everything in your line that you would desire. Courteous treatment e e AT a e G)e Eagle Jewelry Store, 215 E. 12th Street. ' DON'T FORGET THE NUMBER. Uhe St o el t zing SlonJe and Hardtvare Co. BMt StoVM Mad. Uiut Stock la City. PrloM tho Liiwoet. Steel Ranges, Steel Oven Cook Stoves, Base Bur iters, Furnaces, and all goods made by the. ' v' Panlnaular Btova Oo Oaraaaa BnM, Sort Coal lla.ahMt.r, Cola's Ho Blat.t, Air Tight for Cool and Wood, Cl.rtaoa' Oak StovM, feehlll Stool Baraga and raraaaa TIN WORK aa Spaolalty A now llaa of Window ana Door Screens ana lUfrlgerster 1 1 r 1 1 lv A Delightfully Perfumed Hair Pomade 9 PRCPARCS CSPECIalLV FOR COLORED PI0PLI. This old. reliable preparation has beerf in constant use for over ten years, and is considered a necessary toilet article in thousands of homes. It is guaranteed free from all injurious drug or chemicals. NELSON'S HAIR DRESSINO makes harsh, stubborn, kinky, curly hslr soft, pliant and (lossy, enables you to comb it with ease and to do it up in any style consistent with its length. It is perfectly safe and harmless. By mpplyin? the needed oils directly to the roots of the hair, NELSON'S HAIR DRB5SINQ tones up, invigorates and nourishes the scalp, stops the hair from falling out. Increases Its growth, and prevents the hair from splitting and breaking off at the ends, and gives the hair new life and vigor. NELSON'S HAIR DRESSINO removes Dandruff, cures Tatter, Itching and Scaling of the Scalp, etc. e) There is nothing experimental about Nelson's Hair Dressing; it has been thoroughly tested and is endorsed by thousands of satisfied users. Try a box and be convinced that it does all and more than what we claim for it. WHAT THOSE WHO KNOW HAVE TO SAY! Mln iMbrlt. Brrt, Battle Cirrk, MIcMfjn, write, i "I recommend It whf revet 1 go. It hi, done wonder, lot me' MlM Willie L. Grtffer, McMlnnvllle. Tenn., write, i "I have uted your Nelenn'i Hair Dreaiing for nearlr four veart and would nut be wilhuot it. It I. the moat wonderful beautifier on the market for colored people. There are others, but none like NelwnV Mra. C. Covenla. Pernandtna. Florida, wrttea i "I kave been an agent for your NelMn'. Hair Dreulng for nearly hHir month. It la the beat aelling article 1 ever .old.' Cora Retnovea. Indianapolla. Ind.. write, i "It ta the only Hair Drewing that the colored people ought lit use. It la the only one that doe, my hair any good." NEISON'S HAIR DRESSING J a jjy tsxs tr2lc,:n.tean,df cannot get it at your drug store, send us 30c. in stamps and we will mail you a box. 0 We want good agents (male or female), i Write for prices, terms, etc. Address NELSON MANUFACTURING CO., Richmond, Virginia. "Maine" Anchor SAM M. FINKELSTEIN, Prop. All the Latest Fall Shapes in Stetson and No Name Hats. Up-to-Date Fall Styles Arriving Daily. No trouble to show goods; Suits, Hats, Shoes and Furnishing Goods. BgarjBjBBnHP Our Motto: "YOUR MONEY'S WORTH" OtS tVlaaln Street, Kaneaia City tVrtO 'Phone 1451. 1329 Grand Ave. $2S 0 Pacific Coast Points Daily to October 31. One-way, second-class tickets on sate via Rock Island Lines every day until October 31. 1906. $25 from Kansas City and all points in Kansas to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, Van couver. The Rock Island runs Tourist Sleepers daily on fast thru trains. Fine dining car service. Your choice of two excellent routea. Write to day for illustrated Tourist folder, containing full details and map. J. A. STEWART. Gen. Agent f.ss. Dept., ' KANSAS U1Y, NO. "Hot Springs Special" Long looked for Improved Train 8ervlce between Kansas City and Hot Springs, Arkansas, and return daily, la now provided for by the 3C j 5? it Leaving Kanaas City at 11:00 a. m. dally. Arrive In Hot Springe to Breakfast. This train rune via Paola, Garnett, Neodeaha, Indeperv dence (Kan.), Coffeyville, Ft. Smith and Little Rock. Through Sleepers and Chair Care (all seats free) to Hot 8pringa. A special feature on thla "Hot Springs Special" la the Elegant Dining Cars. This train connects at Little Rock with the Iron Mountain Trains for all Southeastern Pointa in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Hot Springs Night Express 9:35 p. m. dally. For ExcuraiAn Tlcketa, Sleeping Car. Berths and all information, call or address E. S. JEWETT, Gen'l Agt. Passenger Dept. 901 Main Street. KAN8A3 CITY MO. Home Telephone 6327 Main. Bell Telephone 740 Hickory You are cordially invited to call and insoect the swell Bachelor Aoartments just opened for accommodation of Col ored trade at 1005 Mctiee bt. Elec tric light; gas and bath. MRS. CLARA If ALE Landlady. F. J. WEAVER. Prop.