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SATURDAY APRIL 2 1904 1904THE 1904THE 1904THE
THE WAIL OF THE CROAKER CROAKERThe CROAKERThe CROAKERsF
sF
The man from Tniskegee has been beento beento beeni
i to Washington and everybody who whokeeps whokeeps whoy
y keeps in touch with contemporary his history history history ¬
tory knows about his h s visit He was wasinvited wasinvited wasinvited
invited to the city by the trustee trusteeboard trusteeboard trusteeboard
board of the Metropolitan A M E EChurch EChurch EChurch
Church to deliver an address His Hisfriends Hisfriends
friends in this city city and d their their name is islegion islegion islegion
legion took advantage of his stay in inWashington inWashington inWashington
Washington to give him pim a banquet banquetand banquetand banquetand
° and right royally was he entertained entertainedOne entertainedOne entertainedOne
One hundred and sixtyfive men repre representing represantin reprerenting ¬
renting santin every line of business every everyprofession everyprofession everyprofession
profession and nearly every shade of ofopinion ofopinion ofopinion
opinion were present to greet him A Anumber Anumber Anumber
number of prominent men came from froma
a distance to do him honor The visit visitis visitis visitis
is a matter of history The story of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the banquet as well as that of the thegathering thegathering thegathering
gathering where his famous address addresswas addresswas addressfin
= fin was delivered was told in the last lastissue lastissue lastissue
issue of The Colored American We Wewould Wewould Wewould
would not refer to it again but for forthe forthe forthe
the fact that a newspaper owned and
edited by a swellheaded Negro has hastaken hastaken hastaken
taken occasion to animadvert on theF the thebanquet thebanquet
F banquet and the meeting The people peopleof peopleof peopleof
of Washington may not be up to the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people of Boston in point of education educationand educationand educationand
and culture but they are sufficiently sufficientlyup sufficientlyupin
up upin in good sense to do things decently decentlyand decentlyand decentlyand
and in order There was no redpepper redpeppersprinkled redpeppersprJnkled redpeppersprinkled
sprinkled in the pulpit of the church churchand churchand churchand
and hhere there were no rowdies and drunkt drunk drunken drunken ¬
t
en women scattered in various partsof parts partsof partsof
of the church to disturb the meeting meetingThe meetingThe meetingThe
The church was packed with w th Washing Washingtons Washingtons Washingtons ¬
tons elite and more than two thousend thou thousand thousand ¬
sand persons were turned away un unable unable unable ¬
able to gain admission The presence presenceof
of the police was only required on oilthe onI onthe
I the outside that those who had tickets ticketscould ticketscould ticketscould
could be admittedi admittea admitt U No police cases casesfollowed casesfollowed casesS
S followed and nobody was sent to jail
The Colored American has endeavor endeavored endeavored endeavored ¬
ed to be fair with its Boston contem contemporary contemporary contemporary ¬
porary and while it has crossed lances lanceswith lanceswith lanceswith
with it has never considered considered the editor editorseriously editorseriously editorseriously
seriously We have often thought thoughtthat thoughtthat thoughtthat
that he was luny but we never thought thoughthe
he was a donkey but a perusal of the thelast thelast thelast
last issue of The Guardian convinces convincesus
us that he is both The entire opinion opinionpage opinionpage opinionpage
page of the last issue of that paper paperis paperis paperis
is devoted to misrepresentations of ofMr ofMr ofMr
Mr Washingtons W shingtons visit to the nations nationscapital nationscapital nationscapital
capital There is not a word of truth truthin truthin truthin
in anything published in The Guardian Guardianabout Guardianabout Guardianabout
about Mr Washingtons visit visitThe visitThe visitThe
The men who gave the banquet and andthe andthe andthe
the men who wh attended ttended it wee not all allofficeholders allofficzholders allofficeholders
officeholders There was no political politicalsignificance politicalsignificance politicalsignificance
significance to Mr Washingtons visit visitHe visitHe visitHe
He came at the repeated requests of ofthe ofth ofthe
the th trustees of the largest Negro NegroChurch NegroChurch NegroChurch
Church in America and the e banquet banquetwas banquetwas banquetwas
was an incident to his visit visitThe visitThe visitThe
The colored people of this country countryare countryare countryare
are having more than their share of oftrouble oftrouble oftrouble
trouble and are met with discrimina discrimination discrimination discrimination ¬
tion at every turn of the road When Whena Wbepa
a few half educated idiotic Negro edit editors editors editors ¬
ors devote their time and whatever whatevertalent whatevertalent whatevertalent
talent they have to abusing a man like likeDr lil likeDr e eDr
Dr Washington Washingtonthen then then it is time for the themen themen themen
men of sense to call a halt on the thehuman thehuman thehuman
human hyenas hyenasEDITORIAL hyenasEDITORL hyenasEDITORIAL
EDITORIAL < L BREVITIES BREVITIESThe BThEVITIESThe BREVITIESThe
The colored leaders of Mississippi Mississippiare
are up to date Nearly all of them themeither themeither thenieither
either own newspapers or have a con controlling controlling controlling ¬
trolling interest Among the delegates delegatesthat delegatesthat delegatesthat
that will go to the next National Re Republican Renublican Reublican ¬
publican ublican Convention is Mr Samuel P PHurst PHurst PHurst
Hurst who owns a newspaper plant at atJackson atJackson atJackson
Jackson and Mr C A Buchanan who whoowns whoowns whoowns
owns and edits The PreacherSafe PreacherSafeGuard PeacherSafeGuard PreacherSafeGuard
Guard of West Point Miss Rev E EW EW EW
W Lampton financial secretary secr tary of the theA theI theA theA I
A M r E Church who declined the theproffered theproffered theproffered
proffered honor is also interested in inmany inmany inmany
many enterprises of f a public nature naturein naturein naturein
in Mississippi MississippiDr
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Dr C N Grandison one of the most mostgifted mostgifted mostgifted
gifted pulpit orators in the country countryand couItryand countryand
and who was formerly connected with withBennett withBennett withBennett
Bennett College Greensboro N C Chas Chas < 1 1has
has accepted a position on the editorial editorialstaff e editorialstaff itorial itorialstaff
staff of the Buxton Gazette J1 a Wh white whitenewspaper whitenewspaper te tenewspaper
newspaper of Buxton Ia laThere IaThere IaThere
There is a generaLJmprovement genera mprovement in inthe inthe inthe
the matter and makeup of the th the major majority majority majority ¬
ity of the exchanges which come to toour toour toour
our desk It is a healthy hopeful hopefulsign hopefulsign hopefulsign
sign and means that the race rice is being beinggradually beinggraduaHy beinggradually
gradually educated up to the point of ofsustaining ofsustaining ofsustaining
sustaining its newspapers newspapersThe newspapersThe newspapersThe
The thrifty enterprising colored
people in many parts of the South are areemigrating areemigrating areemigrating
emigrating to the Northwest and to tothe tothe tothe
the Southwest for the purpose of im improving improving improving ¬
proving their condition and the white whitefarmers whitefarmers whitefarmers
farmers of the deserted states are the thereal therool thereal
real sufferers sufferers The South is the natur natural natural natural ¬
al home for the Negro but unless the themany themany themany
many forms of discrimination cease ceaseagainst ceaseagainst ceaseagainst
against the colored people the South Southwill SouthwiU Southwill
will indeed be a Deserted Village VillageAdmiral ViUageAdmiral VillageAdmiral
Admiral Deweys explanation of the theHaitian theHaitian theHaitian
Haitian incident in incident iden does not explain at atall at atall atall
all He may have come from Vermont Vermontand Vermontand Vermontand
and all that sort of thing but there thereis tliereis thereis
is a prejudice which exists in the navy navyand navyand navyand
and the army against colored people peopleto
to such an extent extent that no colored coloredyouths coloredyouths coloredyouths
youths are admitted either eith to West WestPoint WestPoint WestPoint
Point or Annapolis v r rf
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The local daily newspapers are hold holding holding holding ¬
ing competitive contests for votes to tosend tosend tosend
send school teachers to the WorldsFair Worlds WorldsFair WorldsFair
Fair at St Louis Mo Up to this writ writing writing writing ¬
ing we have not noticed the names of ofany ofany ofany
any colored candidates Where are areour a areour e eour
our our 500 school teachers teachersA I
A A sharp contest is going on before beforethe beforethe beforethe
the District Committee in Congress Congressto CO gress gressto
to allow the Great Falls and Old Dom Dominion Dominion Dominion ¬
inion Railroad Co to build a cross crosstown orosstown crosstown
town line from Georgetown to the East Eastern Eastern Eastern ¬
ern limits of the city The Board of ofTrade ofTrade ofTrade
Trade and other organizations of busi business business business ¬
ness men have entered sharply into thecontest the thecontest thecontest
contest Since the 90000 colored peo people people peopie ¬
ple of the District have no interest interestin interestin interestin
in this matter except to spend their theirmoney theirmoney theirmoney
money not a single Negro organiza organization organization organization ¬
tion has gone before the committee committeeto
to protest for or against this new com company company company ¬
pany The District Negro with his hisgreat hisgreat hisgreat
great wealth and a d large numbers seems seemsto seemsto
to be asleep asleepIt asleepIt asleepIt
It is becoming a common custom now nowadays nowadays nowadays
adays for young colored men to win windistinction windistinction windistinction
distinction in the several professions professionsopen professionsopen professionsopen
open to them The colored physicians physicianshave physicianshavealready physicianshave
havealready have already set the pace and now the thecolored thecolored thecolored
colored lawyers are breaking records recordsThe recordsThe recordsThe
The latest legal victory was won by byMr byMr byMr
Mr G Edward Edward Dickerson of Philadel Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia ¬
phia Pa recently The he opposing opposinglawyers opposinglawyars opposinglawyers
lawyers were white and of high standing stand standing standing ¬
ing But in the damage suit in ques question question question ¬
tion Mr lr Dickerson secured a verdict verdictof verdictof verdictof
of 3000 for his client a widow whose whosehusband whosehusband whosehusband
husband had been killed while em employed employed employed ¬
ployed as a stone cutter cutterThe cutterThe cutterThe
The The Philadelphia Tribune is exhibit exhibiting exhibiting exhibiting ¬
ing considerable enterprise by devoting devotinga
a page or more each week w ek in showing showingwhat showingwhat showingwhat
what the colored men men of business are aredoing aredoing aredoing
doing in Philadelphia Editor Perry Perryhimself Perryhimself Perryhimself
himself is a successful su cessful business man manand manand manand
and is competent to speak speakWhat speakWhat speakWhat
What is the matter with Editor H HT HT HT
T Johnson and Business Manager J JCollett JE
5 Collett of the Christian Recorder RecorderRev RecorderRev RecorderRev
Rev T S Tice has a a pharmacopea pharmacopeawhich pharmacopeawhich pharmacopeawhich
which he will put into operation at the thequadrennial thequadrennial thequadrennial
quadrennial conference which meets in inChicago inChicago inChicago
Chicago next May MayThe MayThe ray rayThe
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The Boston Colored Citizen is not notat notat notat
at all modest when it comes to pushing pushingits
its editor and business manager to the thefront th thfront thefront
front And that reminds us that The TheCitizen TheCitien TheCitizen
Citizen is the best race journal beingissued being beingissued be ng ngissued
issued from the Hub City CityRev CityRev CityRev
Rev W D Chappelle secretary of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Sunday School department of the theA theA I IA
A M E Church with headquarters at atNashville atNashville atNashville
Nashville Tenn is developing developIng his de department department department ¬
partment in every way and ere long longit 10ngit longit
it will become one of the strongest de departments departments departments ¬
partments of the church Dr Chap Chappelle Chappelle ChapI ¬ =
pelle is young young aggressive clean cut cutand cutand cutand
I and enterprising and has the gift of ofturning ofturning ofturning
turning what he touches into gold goldHoward goldHoward goldHoward
Howard University comes in for a agood agood agood
good share of space and praise in theKentucky the theKentucky theI
Kentucky Standard of a recent date datefrom datefrom datefrom
I from the pen of Lawyer LawyerA A S White WhiteMr WhiteI WhiteMr
Mr lr White is an an alumnus of Howard HowardUniversity HowardUniversity HowardUniversity
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University and is one of the many manyyoung manyyoung manyyoung
young men who have gone out into intonew intonew intonew
new fields and won success He pays paysa
a deserving compliment to Dr Gordon Gordonthe Gordonthe Gordonthe
the new president of Howard Uni University University University ¬
versity and predicts a great future for forthis forthis forthis
this already already l eadY great gieat in institution titu ion of learn leaitg learning
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For venality and maliciousness the
Washington Was ington correspondent correspondent to the Bos
ton ton on Guardian is s entitled to the ¬
pastry pastryDr PastryDr parryDr
Dr John P Turner of the Pension
Office will leave for
Pane Bluff
Ark Artone Arkone Arkone
one day this week on official business
He will be gone ten or twelve days daysA daysA daysA
A NEW NEWBUSINESS BUSINESS ENTERPRiSE ENTERPRiSEIt
It must be said to
the credit
of
the thecolored thecolored thecolored
colored people of Washington that
they are gradually awakening to the thenew thenew thenew
new conditions and to the new busi business business business ¬
ness opportunities that
are theirs to
be had for the asking The
colored coloredpopulation coloredpopulation coloredpopulation
population population of Washington numbers cumbersnearly numbersnearly umbersnearly
nearly 100000 and the amount
of ofmoney ofmoney ofmoney
money they spend each each a h day each week weekeach W weekeach k keach
each month and each year is enormous enormousThe enormousThe enormousThe
The color line is drawn everywhere everywhereand everywhereand everywhereand
and to the credit of the race it must mustbe mustbe mustbe
be said that it is realizing the mis mistakes mistakes mistakes
takes it has made in the past by not notgiving notgiving notgiving
giving more attention to the businessend business businessend bUsinessend
end of the race ce question questionThe questionThe questionThe
The newest candidate for public publicfavor publicfavor publicfavor
favor is the Cooperative Mercantile MercantileInvestment MercantileInvestment MercantileInvestment
Investment Co It starts out with ith a acapital acapital acapital
capital stock of 20000 with shares sharesat sharesat
at 500 each It has come to fill a alongfelt alongfelt along
long longfelt felt want wantl and it is officered by hymen bymen bymen
men who are not novices in the busi business business business ¬
ness world It was organized some five fiveor fiveor fixeor
or six weeks ago and in that time more morethan morethan morethan
than 250 colored men have subscribed subscribedfor subscribedfor subscribedfor
for shares of stock It is duly incor incorporated incorporated incorporated ¬
porated and its purposes are to promote pro promote promote ¬
mote a healthy and honest business businesscompetition businesscomp businesscompetition
competition comp titioh between members of the therace therace therace
race Its officers are not strangers in inthe inthe inthe
the business world Mr rr Frank Gainesthe Gaines Gainesthe Gainesthe
the president is a successful business businessman businessman businessman
man and is the owner of considerable considerablereal considerablereal considerablereal
real estate in the District of Columbia Columbiaand Columbiaand Columbiaand
and Maryland and is isa1so also a member memberof memberof memberof
of thti firm of Gaskins Gaines in inwhich inwhich
which he has demonstrated his ability abilityto abilityto
to conduct a successful business whose whoseannual whoseannual whoseannual
annual profits run up into the thou thousands thousands thousands ¬
sands each year yearThe yearThe yearThe
The financial secretary is Mr Jas JasB JasB JasB
B Wright assistant superintendent of ofHarmony ofHarmony ofHarmony
Harmony Cemetery and the treasurerMajor treasurer treasurerMajor treasurerlIajor
Major Charles R Douglass one of the thelargest thelargest thelargest
largest colored taxpayers in the Dis District Digtrict Distriot ¬
trict and a son of the great Frederick FrederickDouglass FrederickDouglass FrederickDouglass
Douglass hardly need an introduction introductionto
to the readers of The Colored American Ameri American American ¬
can On the board of trustees are aresuch aresuch aresuch
such well known citizens as Mr MrRichard MrRichard MrRichard
Richard Watts the coal merchant Mr MrA MrA MrA
A J Gaskins Mr A D Watson presi presijdent president president
jdent dent of the Hotel Mens Association AssociationMr AssociationlIr AssociationMr
Mr John F Bowie the well known knownyoung 1movnyoung knownyoung
young business man Col J 3 J C John Johnson Johnson Johnson ¬
son secretary of the Seminole Indians Indiansof Indiansof Indiansof
of the Indian Territory Mr Wm F FBranham FBranham FBranham
Branham Mr tr Walter Savoy Mr David DavidA DavidA DavidA
A Jenkins and Mr rr Jeremiah Matthews Matthewsall lfatthewsall Matthewsall
all well known in this community communityThe communityThe communityThe
The Colored American Is s a stoek stockholder stoekholder stoekholder ¬
holder and invites the public to invest investmore incstmore investmore
more freely in the stock of the com comDr company company
pany I IDr rDr
Dr Horace Talbert financial secre secretary secrewy seerotary ¬
tary of the Wilberforce College Wil Wilberforce WiIberforce Wilberforce
berforce Ohio is is doing some effective effectivework effectivework effectivework
work in this city in behalf beh 1f of his hisschool higschool hisschool
school He appeared before the Com Committee Committee Cornmittee ¬
mittee on Military AffaJirs last week weekwith weekwith weekwith
with what it is hoped good fOOd effect effectMajor effectlfujo effectMajor
Major lfujo Tohn Jf Joh > hn R Lynch ynch s Paymaster PaymasterU
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