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
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
The duly to vole.
The duly to respect the rights of
The duty to work.
The duty to obey the laws.
The duly to be clean and orderly.
The dnty to send our children to
Th" duly to respect ourselves, even
as we respect others.
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
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
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.
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'
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.
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-
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
“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
Normal, Normal Preparatory, Agricultural, Indus
trial, Business. Music and Militasy Science.
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. '
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,
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
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