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Colorado Niagra Movement A national conference of colored men called by Piof. W. E. B. Dußois of Atlanta. G«., author of the "Son's of Black Folk,” with representatives present from fourteen slateec onvened in Buffalo last week. A national or ganization was formed called “The Niagara Movement,” with a General Secretary, General Treasurer, Eiecu tive Committee composed of State Secretaries, who are in turn the heads of Stats Committees Various lines of work for the wel fare of the colored people were mapper! out and national committees were selected for each line of endeav or. A short platform was adopter! espousing the principles of equal ed ucation, civil economic and political opportunities and rights, end advo cating freedom of criticism, oppose l! 'I to a subsidized race press, null a united effort to realize these ideals under a wise, pure and courageous lea lership. I’rof. Dull es was elected General Secretary and George H. Jackson, Raq . of Cincinnati, Treasur er. In a lengthy address to the country the meeting set forth the rights of Negro citizens appealing to the sense of fair play of the American people and to their reason for a chance for the black mao to show what he can do. tn concluding it called upon the Negro himself to do bis whole duty thus: The duly to vole. The duly to respect the rights of others. The duty to work. The duty to obey the laws. The duly to be clean and orderly. The dnty to send our children to school. Th" duly to respect ourselves, even as we respect others. TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE. The Postgraduate Normal Course of tho Tuskegee Normal and indus trial Institute will lie extended to two years beginning with tho opening of tho next school term. September I'J, PJOB, and will comprise a much broader scope of work than hereto fore. Work will be offered for three classes of students iu this depart ment: First, students whose inUnsts are purely industrial, second, stu dents whose interests are primarily in THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. the academic work, and third, post graduate normal students who wish to combine the industrial and academ ic wwk. Students of the second class will bo required to devote five days of each week to normal work, and one day to industrial employment. The various courses will be taught by specialists thoroughly competent, and Tu«kegee Institute with its complete material equipment in every depart ment thus affords superior advantag es for young men and women wish ing to prepare themselves for literary and industrial teachers, and for such teachers desiring to take advanced work. For further information ad d rcss. Hooker T. Washing on Frin Tuskegee Institute, Ala The Loving Dead. \\> I old cur Mric<l di ad aloof, tt> put them by like treasures old N'.« moio for th« m <>r h*.-»rih of to* f. Hut narrow dwellings lone* .ad eelJ. Thr d* ar. warm hearts that f«-1| Why shun them In our secret thought! Why . ver at a dletar.ee keep. As If some change w»*re In then wrought? , Thev rea«* not from their constant love. They are not strange and far away; Their presences about us move Cl.rs.-r than presence of clay. • come Heart close, and find no weloma there' or wlu>*i« r 1.0. and find us dumb Forgetful, hedged with senile care! Oh. let us hold our dear ones close-- Closer and «l»er. when th. > mo\e Beyond the veil! For no one knows The prectouaneas of human love' —James Huckham. The Goddess From the Machine. Singing for phonograph seem* to be is bleb-paid musical exercise as there la. A phonograph compary has offered x prlraa donna, who sines at the Met ropolitan opera house this winter. $H 9W Tor four songs That is. $6,000 as soon as ihc on#- are sung and $2,000 a jear for four years as a reward for not stnglrg Into any other machine. Great and many are the means of in come of a goddess of grand opera. She could live splendidly on what she can get for using a pill, a perfume, a piano, or a phonograph—With the Procession.- Everybody s Magazine. Nine-Pound Potato. Greeley, Colo,, claims the largest potato raised In the Centennial Stale this year. The tuber for which the championship Is claimed weighs sine pounds and was sent to the ex position at SL Louts. Roy Smith ot Hcntrcea. Celo. her fire pot sloe, whose combined weight Is twenty twi- WOBBds. A Fund of Humor. William Winter, the dramatic critic. !■ thought by some to write the worst hand of any man living. There may have been giants in the past, men like Horace Greeley, who surpassed him. but no one his equal remains. Some years ago Mr. Winter wss traveling in Scotland, and having had many amusing experiences, wrote an account of them to R. H. Stoddard, in New York. Mr. Stoddard received the letter at breakfast and. combin ing familiarity with the intuitions of the poet, managed to make it out, and enjoyed several good laughs. He glanced up at Mrs. Stoddard and said: "It's from William Winter. Very funny. Want to read it?” “You know I can never read a word of his writing,” answered Mrs. Stod dard. “Oh, that doesn't matter," replied Mr. Stoddard, tossing the letter over; "It's just as funny to look at!” i'YER CANT TRAVEL I 55ACIETY NOW MIKE CAUSE IWGOTA AUTOBEELE AN“ lllMMMiiiiiiimmiTn R> fi P Mm I ]tii^ tm V? > Topcka Industrial and Educational Institute * “THE WESTERN TUSKEGEE” <s• Fire teachers from that famous institution. The ONLY NON SECTARIAN school for Negroes of the West. A school ol Christian Culture. DEPARTMENTS Normal, Normal Preparatory, Agricultural, Indus trial, Business. Music and Militasy Science. TRADES TAUGHT Carpentry, Painting, Printing, Book-binding, Tail oring, Serving, Dress making, Laundrying, Bask dry. Domestic Science. Agriculture in its various phases, Stenography, Type writing. Agricultural and Mechanical Drawing. ' ADVANTAGES Expenses reasonable. Self help encouraged. Very careful attention given home training of young women. Rig.d discipline maintained. Farm o! 105 acres. Location and sanitation the very besl Enuorsed by ministers of every denomination The Fall Term begins Tuesday Sept. 3. Try to be present the opening day. For further informati n address WM, R. CART ER President, Topeka Kas POOR SMITH SAVED HIM. Wilton'* Very Neat Way of Escaping a Curtain Lecturt. Wilson came home very late from club one night and found Mrs. Wilson sitting up for him, and she seemed Inclined to administer a “Mra. Caudle lecture.” Before she could open Are, however, Wilson dropped Into a seat, buried his head In his hands, and began to sigh heavily, ut tering such exclamations as "Poor Smith! My poor, dear old friend! Tut, tut. It’s too bad! Poor old fellow!” Mrs. Wilson's curiosity was arous ed, and she said, sharply, “What on earth are you going on like that for? What’s the matter with Mr. Smith?” "Oh, poor old Smith! Oh, dear. All the world loves a lover, but there are few who delight in buying i wedding present for him.—Baltimore American.