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The Statesman
C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor.
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Every Little Bit Helps—The Odd
Fellows’ Entertainment Nov. 9.
Remember toe Alliance meets at
Shorter Church Sunday.
The local political wiseacres of our
race who are always declaiming upon
the wickedness ol voting anything
but a straight republican ticket must
have had a rude shock when they
read in the telegraphic news of the
bold declaration of Secretary of War
Taft that decent citizens should not
vote for the republican candidates in
a certain district in Ohio. To get
down to hard facts and common sense,
there is hardly a public man today
who counts for anything who has not
followed right even if it took him out
side the party at times. This does
not mean in any sense that be is less
a party man and a republican but that
iu his opinion the party has forsaken
its former ideals. Let colored men
stick to the party because of its past,
and at the same time insist in any
way that they can make count, that
the party live up to its past record.
Out of the cloud of criticism and
comment that has surrounded the
Wizard of Tuskegee during the past
fewyears comes the compliment of a
visit by President Roosevelt to his
school. Without doubt lh» most re
markable character at present iiefore
the American people is this man of
our race, Booker T. Washington. He
has held the center cf the stage ever
siuce the Atlanta Exposition and to
bis credit it must be said that despite
adverse criticism, he has made good
in the one work which is peculiar);
his. He has not turned his hand
from the plow and more than an;
other has drawn the support of the
while people to the education of col
ored people. No longer is our ad
vaucemect undertaken by whites’ in
the spirit of mere sacrifice but is now
considered a duly both to us and to
their own race as well. The visit of
the President will be considered a
compliment to the man who made
Tuskeges and not merely as an ex
pression of his good wishes for Ne
groes. His utterances there in dis
cussing tha race problem were broad
aid manly and were spiced with
enough of the unpalatable truth about
our own duty to make them profitable.
More and more it is being urgid and
accepted that the strain)d relations
of the two races in this country are
of vital concern to the whites and at
the same lime there is no let up in
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their insistence that we are in fault
as well. Tha most intelligent of our
rice are deploring the feeble and
spasmodic efforts made at individual
improvement. They are planning
and advising but the leaven is work
ing but feebly and the whole mass
lies inert. In this interim whatever
may lie the short comings of indus
trial education ami however much it
may lie that Mr. Washington's idea
falls short of ideal, still he is doing
something marvelous, transforming
the Negroes who come into his hands
into lieller men, and filling the gap
between the slavery and reconstruct
ion period* and that greater day
when the race as a whole will realize
its responsibilities and duties as well
as its rights and privileges. The
President has done the handsome
thing This work a day world val
ues what Mr. Washington is doing
and it has taken the big heart of Mr.
Roosevelt to make him feel that be is
Scaring Burglars.
“I was away from horn* for three
days last week. One night my wife
heard burglars—the same burglars
that she has been hearing ever since
we were married. Til make them
think there’s a man In the house,' she
decided. So she put on a pair of
my ‘hoes and (ramped about on (he
hardwood floors for any hour to scare
them sway. My wife lg a diplomat "
Honor to Whom It Is Due
(Continued from fir»t |uik* i
heartily applauded. Then followed
the secretary, Mr. Arthur A. Schorn
burg, who said in his toast, ‘‘Some
ihing extraordinary has happened
when out of ten millions of our peo
pie there is not a single sable voice
to put an objection to injustice. But
if great the wrong, greater the injury
Thirty odd years bring out in relief
Buxton's exclamation made soon af
ter IKM of Negro emancipation in the
West Indies to be prophetic, “Let
none of u? forget that those who are
emancipated will be assailed with
many an attempt to curb and crueh
their liberty.” We are endeavoring
to break down these harriers that
have been so forcible set up. In hon
oring this Marylander knight of the
qbill we indirectly honor all others
who have done right by our people.
We express our latest thoughts that
these who render to the masses faith
fully their services will lie rewarded
These are the knights who educate,
propagate and inculcate in the mass
es the spirit of pride and the defense
of our patrimony.”
Then followed Mr. Louis A. Trj pe
the master of wit. He kept liolh
ends the center and points of the
com pa's centered on his animated
and friendly spirit. He paid his re
s|>ects to the honored guest in terms
of admiration of the character and
style of Bruce* Grit. Of a'l banquets
he had attended it was one of the best
in every way.
The chairman was uneasy because
it was after one o'clock and speeches
followed each other, every one had to
express himself. It was a case of ‘T
must be heard ' and heard to the hon
or of BruceOrit. Prof. W. H. But
-1 ler for a toast performed on the zith
er. The solo was rendered with such
virtuoso qualities that the guests rose
to see him play the instrument. Then
| followed D. (’. Outlear, It. H Brown,
William Jones, Jr, H. W. Wright.
Kev. T. T. Gaskill, Waller A, Mason,
Daniel Hill, and others.
Three resolutions were mad to
thank Prof. Butler for his orchestn,
to print in liook the proceedings of
the banquet, and third to give thanks
for the lavish supper given under the
competent management of the propri
etor, B njatnin Thomas, of the Hotel
Maceo. They were all carried.
The clock was alioul to strike two
j when at the strains of "Homo Sweet
Home” all reported from a meniora
| ble and enjoyable banquet in honor
of a man who indeed merits greater
appreciation from the American Ne

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