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Washington unto Moses of old, for there Is not much similarity between these two charac ters excepC that Moses met with a crushing defeat and failed in his mis sion and the same fate is in store for Booker T. Washington. According to Philo and Josephus the two greatest Jewish historians, "Moses came into this world in the land of Egypt 1450 years before the Christian era. He waalscoiered in -thebTtHrssh'ea'Bji1 theaX"Sfrter'f-taB-King of Egypt one day as she and her girl friends went down to the THle to bathe; she adopted him, gave him an Egyptian name and educated him for a priest, and in time he became a member of the University Helioplos. At that remote period In the history of the Israelites they were com pelled to bring forth bricks with oout straw, for their cruel tasknas ters, the Egyptians, who held them in bondage lor three hundred and teven-ty-five years. One day while an Egyptian was engaged in abusing and Ill-using an Israelite, Moses became so overcome with passion that he killed the Egyptian on the Bpot where he had in flicted punishment upon the Israelite; then there was a hue and cry on the part of the Egyptians when the crime became known and Moses had to flee for his life. He escaped to the Pen insula of Sinai, where he entered the family of an Arab and married a Negro woman for his wife. Moses imagined while he was -all alone on the mountain side with a shepherd's crook in his hand that he could hear the whistling of the lash and the convulsive sobs and groans of the poor slaves toiling In the field, their hands brown with the elammy clay; in his dreams at night he could .see the daughters of Israel carried off to the harem with strug gling arms and streaming hair; be bc t,am tha Whe'b officers standing by the door of the mother struggling against maternity, for as soon as a male child was bora Its life was at an end. The more that Moses con tinued to meditate on those" cruel and horrible sdenes, the more fully be be came convinced that he was a Prophet chosen by Jehovah himself to lead his brethern Into Canaan, the land which flowed with "sailk and honey." Be fore Moses had made up his mind to return to Bgypt and carry out his great design which ho had formed, the king lad died, and a new Pharaoh had mounted the throae. Moses per suade the sew -Pharaoh to peraak the IsraeUtes-to go ap iato the moaatalas and offer aacrlaces to their desert God and as they departed froa out of the land .of Egypt tfrsy stole the jewerly all the silverware betengiag to their masters, aad the two tablets -ef atoae Bpoa walea'the Tea Ceiaaaaasae were engraved, as Immediately there after Moses and two aiffloa of the children of fcrael befja their aeawr able marc to tie PreaaJeed la, j PbM aad Jeaepaaa, t tej Hebrew ath?s iasem ae oMB aad the Isr&etttee aaed thread the Red Sea without any difliculty. Then they wandered around In the wilder ness for forty years." In the mean time their food had all disappeared, but they subsisted on manna or angels bread, a gummy substance which ex uded from a shrub of the desert. sAa they drew near the land of Canaan, the trees, the palm and the Accacia, dis appeared, and the earth became car peted with green plants, and spotted with red anemones, like drops of blood. Here and there they could see afield of corn; and at last, in the distance rounded hills with trees standing against the sky. When Moses beheld all those beau tiful or enchanting surroundings he commanded his trumpeters to blow their silver trumpets, and his great army went Into encampment Then one man from each tribe was deputed to spy the land; in six weeks they re turned bringing' with them a load of grapes. Two of the scouts were in favor of invasion, the others said that "it was a good land as the fruits showed a land flowing with milk and honey," but the people were like giants, their cities were walled and very great; the Israelites were as grasshoppers in comparison and woulo nofbe'-atrte to ,prevaHrsnnsTi' hum." Alter Moses had listened to ail the glowing reports he decided to invade the land of Canaan. But the people of Cancan who loved and vaiueu nuert. above all other things, marched out against them. A skirmish took plav and Moses and the two million Israel ites were defeated they were swal lowed up as it were, from off the face of the earth even Moses himself was not .sufficiently qualified to enter into and enjoy the fruits of the Promised Land. By familiarizing ourselves with that great historical Incident It can be readily seen that Booker T. Washing ton cannot cover himself over with honor and glory by being likened unto Moses, for there was not much In the life of Moses to commend Itself to us. He was full of trickery and deception; he believed that slavery was of Divine origin; he encouraged the buying and selling of human beings as long as they were not of his race of people. The best or bravest deed ever performed by Moses was when he slew the Egyp tian for mistreating an Israelite. There Is no danger, however, of Booker T. Washington becoming the modem Moses Id that respect. For Booker T. Washington has never In one Instance raised his voice above a whisper In thunderous tones of condemnation of the unspeableand vlllanous outrages which are daily be ing practiced upon the Jesro In this country. He sees our best females in sulted by every half-drunken wniie Inafer In the South, who struts around In over-alls, yet he Is perfectly or ab solutely silent and his lips are sealed. n i,if tH nlteous moans and la mentations of the thousands of widows and fatherless little children, whose husbands and fathers have been foully murdered - upon trumped-up charsas. burnt at the stake, mobbed, lynched, driven from their homes, robbed, cheated and maltreated in every .con ceivable form and manner b lawless bands of christians. But 1m receives hundreds of thousands.cf dollars each year, which closes his eyes and he refuses- to gate upon this b016 taole. The very floodgates of hell have been thrown wide open and they are completely snrrounding the Negro, bat this so-called modern Moses Is slleat, and he lacks the moral courage. to barst the bands which bind him to the white chariot . TJader such appalUwr ".""" "L how can Booker Washing. -- , modem Moses eC .ie -. trtteetheraWhiHute lea R fete the jwy V, " TWty and eWrrfoa, the name as Moses of olden times lead the Israelites onto the borders of the promised land? Where they were slaughtered by the Canaanltes. Who abhored slavery, in any form, and loved liberty? We hope and think not!; at this crisis the Negro race Is sadly in need of a mod ern Moses or a bold leader who will teach it manhood, self-reliance and po litical independence, which are ti: best or the greatest levers to elevite it to the highest plane of American citizenship. l MOB LAW IN ILLINOIS. The Shooting of Charles Her! rfel. Superintendent of Schools, at Belle ville, 111., Saturday last, by W. tD. Wyatt, a colored school teacher, was a - very deplorable affair. No one caa ever tell the exact cause-of (he shooting, and however atrocious .the deed committed by Wyatt, the crime was nothing in comparison to the crime committed against society, law and order by the best and most en lightened citizens or Christians of that community, for they were not satis fied of transforming themselves Into bloodthirsty hyenas while seeking the life-blood of their victim and after 'h.' t had fell Into their hands he was not decently shuffled off this mortal coil. But he was mobbed and lynched. Then these highly civilized Christian knocked his brains out with an ax and throwed his body Into a large bonfire, which had been built near the JalL The occasion furnished sport and amusement for many thousand ladie3 and gentlemen. For it is said that young ladles and their escorts, old men and women, mothers with their little children, all elbowed and forced their way through the crowd to the front, so that they would .be In a good position" lo'wlthese ail the details in connection with that revolting, sicken ing and demoralizing scene. Talk about civilization! There Is no civilization, when refined and cultured men and women permit themselves to sink so low, as to witness or to par ticipate in such lawless acts of an archy and cannibalism, and the brutal and fiendish killing of Wyatt verifies what we have stated over and over again that on "the slightest provoca tion, men and women who claim, that they belong to the superior race throw alt of their boasted civilization to the dogs and transform themselves into hideous or monstrous beasts." 8 AYS MEN 8HAME STATE. Lynchers of Belleville Are Denounced by Rev. R. A. White. "The men who lynched the Negro are like their own deed. They belong to the law-defying class. They have the hearts of savages and the cruelty of brutes." declared Rev. R. A. White of the Stewart . Avenue . Universallst church last Sunday In a prelude to bis sermon referring to the lynching at Belleville. "These men not only disgrace them selves they cast indignity upon our laws, they shame the state of their birth or adoption. Crime must not go unpunished. But to punish one crime by another is the practice of barbar ism, not civilization. The lynchers of Belleville belong to the dark ages. They are a disgrace to our splendM law-abiding state of Illinois. "Nor it Is without significance that the victim was a Negro. The Negro phobia frenzy seems to be creeping north of Mason and Dixon's line. Lynching Negroes south of It is so common as to cause no northern com ment. Bat now the red evil is invading our own borders. What is the end to be? No state or nation can counte nance such horrors and morally sur vive." Rev. White was. so far as we aro able to Ieara, the only minister in ths city last Sunday to speak out against mob and Jynch law and in favor of the orderly administration of Justice. Rev. white can always be found on the side ef right and jaetke, and that Is more taaa caa oe " - - preachers -ef Chicago. Tke Saaday ediOoa of the Chicago Careafoie coatalaed a fall account "of .v !.) nr ivfrv in Alabama. mo 9usvem . . - . .. which abeaM caase Booker T. Waan-i lagtoa to baag his head In shaaaeand frost Beetec as the sodem Moses of the AfrthAawricaa race !a JRl5HR& - BBHHikl v fijiai" "-"?' a-'' -iaBI HaVsVsVsVsVs9aBHB9B9BBBsVsVHBsSsVsVsVsVaBWS91 Alderman J. C. Patterson, who has to assist In sweeping and cleaning the now the best lighted nd the cleanest ALLEN CHAPEL, AVONDALE. j The church is progressing finely under the administration of Rev. Clarence Goggln, our new pastor. His sermons', of a high literary character and to the point, are much enjoyed by ,all. Last Sunday morning his eloquence brought tears to the eyes of some of the oldest members of the church. In the morning he preached from the theme. "What we think of Christ," and those who failed to hear It missed a spiritual treat, In the evening his theme was "The. concln. Both the women are white. Power of Love," taking his text from The Forum Fargo, N. D. Solomon, using the following quota-. - tlon: "Love Is strong as death." t CHIPS Quarterly Meeting will take place s R Emmlck. 4812 Armour. ave., on the last Sunday in June, at which ' wajJ unJted m marrIage t0 Miss Floyd time Dr. Carey of Qulnn Chapel will May 24th preach. We cannot expect anything less than a crowded church and an? B. W. Fitta will move his printing overflow meeting. house from 2713 State to 2803 State Watch out for the announcement In , street June 15, where he will have The Broad Ax of the date of the great concert to be given for the benefit of Allan Chapel at which some of the best talent, colored and white, of Chicago and Evanston will appear. MISS LAURA M. LOWRY, Reporter. Mass Meeting at Institutional Church. There will be a meeting of the Col ored Citizens of Chicago at the Insti tutional church, 38th and Dearborn streets, Sunday, June 14th, at A o'clock p. m., to take action on the recent lynching of W. David Wyatt at Belleville, Illinois. All are Invited. Committee: Chairman, Hon. John G. Jones, Rev. R C. Ransom, Rev. J. F. Thomas, Rev. Moses Jackson, Rev. X. R. Wllklns. Hon. John F. Patty, Hale G. Parker, L. O. Baler, L. B. Anderson, CoL Jno. R. .Marshall, Dr. Alexnder Lane, Julius F. Taylor, Ben jamin Bagsby, J. G. Thnrman, R. M. Mitchell, Dr. A. A. Wesley, Hon. Theodore W. Jones, J. H. Moody. Speakers. Rev. R. C. Ransom, Rev. Jordan Chavis, Hon. E. H. Morris, Hon. S. A McElwee, Hon. T. T. Allain, W. W Johnson. CONVENTION OF NEGROES. New York At a convention of Ne gro voters of New York, New Jersey and the New England States held in Brooklyn recently, two hundred dele gates were present. Delegates were elected to the National Negre Suffrage convention, to he held Jaiy 1. at Louisville. Resolutions were aJopted declaring that the condiUoa of the Ne gro is now most serioas and alarming, and that no thinking American can look upon this coadpioa withoat great apprehension (or the fatare of this coaatrr. UOL A. Xt Uasa, UUOOI JHPUtus,r leaves iorMacoB Mo, Jaa 2. where fc Trill sBABd two weeka-wifch his rete - tire aad friends. succeeded In getting his constituents 2Cth wrd from end to end And it is ward In the city. Eloped With Negroes. SL Cloud, Minn., June 9. Thomas Newman cf Mount Tabor, Wis., caugnt up with his eloping wife near SL Clou J lar.t night and took, his daughter, fif- teen months old, from her. The woman was traveling In a coveredrwagon for Canada with Frank Delaney. a mulat- to. They started from Wisconsin three weeks ago. With this couple were a brother of Dolaney and a Mrs. Nelson, who left her husband and four children in Wis- larger and bettor quarters. Miss Clara Calne. the dashing belle of London, O., will spend the next six weeks In this city visiting with her aunt, Mrs. R. B. Jones, 4717 Dearborn street. The last Issue of The Public which is so ably edited by Louis F. Post, con tained an article on the "Race" pro blem which should be read by all who are Interested in the solution of the problem. " Rev. Father J. E. Madden, who is an assistant to Father Dorney of SL Eliz abeth's church, 45th and Wallace sts. is a warm admirer of The Broad Ax, and he Is positive that IE is doing a good Teform on edHcatlonal work. Dr. William D. Crum, Internal reve nue collector for the Port of Charles ton, S. C, will arrive In Chicago June 23, and a reception will be accorded to him at the Institutional church on that date. Thomas Kennedy who was run into by a team last week while ridiag hU bicycle, died from the effects of the Injuries which he recefved. His fan oral services were held at Bethel church Tuesday. Rev. John W. RolP Inson of St. Mark's church delivered Ibe principal discourse. Whoever heard of a Negro com plaining because his property Is taxed to pension confederate soldiers, to build monuments to hoaor confederate heroes, erect battle abbeys, or to sap port confederate soldiers' hoses? Bat the wail Is ever going ap about taxing white' meata property taedBcatelfegro children. The Reformer. Some at the underwriters aad tesur j ince men have made a bMter afet ea fire marahall-W. H. Meshy, bat 11 FspRe of thejr wwarraate attaafcs m lMa - he will saceeed hlawetf ; feri f Chief Mashaa is one of the beet Sre fighters this city ever had and there is no good reason why he should he passed up by Mayor Harrison, i Four Negro men and one woman were killed and ten others were bad- ' ly injured by a mob of Christians at Forest, Miss.,, the first of the week; , none of the mob's victims had been convicted of committing any crime, but some one had shot a white man from ambush, and those and many other innocent Negroes had to suffer ' for that rash act. "Our Carter" wants" to become Gov ' ernor of Illinois, but It seems to us that his Honor Is a pretty cold propo sition to seek such hign honors, for If he should happen to be elected, it would be Impossible for the' state of Illinois to buy enough coal to heat up Governor Harrison's rooms hot enough to enable Col. John J. Coughlln, Rev. Abraham Lincoln Murray, and the other political boys to lay close up to i his side. Politicians big ana little In both the Republican and the Democratic camps, are beginning to line up for the great fight in 1904. Some claim that "Mayor Carter H. Harrison, and com pany, with the aid of his Republican allies, will completely put to flight Jonh P. Hopkins, and his followers, and control the next state convention which will elect delegates to the Na tional Convention." Such a thing may come to pass, but all the big fellows who are doing a whole lot -of blowing now must remember that if Is easier said than done. W. F. Hunter, who like Gambling Jack Terrell, has been passlng-himself off as a Jack-leg lawyer around the Hyde ParE and the 35th Street Police, stations, was sent to the county jail for fifteen days by Judge McEwean last Monday for embezzling three or four dollars from one fo his gullible clients. There ought to be some way to prevent white and black rascals who are not lawyers from obtaining money from people under the pretence that they are able to handle their law busl. ness, when as a matter of fact they know much less about the law than a torn caL . Sunday evening. June 28th the Phy sicians' Association will hold another citizens' meeting at Bethel church. Dr. A. Wllburforce Wlllams, President of the Association ; will preside. Dr. Bentley will talk on infants' teething Drs. Buckner, Schultz and Mercer wltt represent the medical side. Mrs. L. A. Davis will speak in behalf of fhe citl zens. B. F. Moseley will talk from a legal standpoint The first meeting held by the Physicians' Association at Qulnn Chapel severa months ago was quite interesting and the one to be held at Bethel on Sunday night, June 28th also promises to be instructive. The following are the new officers of the Old Folks' Home: J. W. Camp. Jno. C. Buckner. Fred Cuffey. ' Richard Kelley. I M. M. Napier. Joseph E. Hudun. John French. Mrs. J. C. .Snowden. Mrs. Paul. Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Hawkins. Mrs. Mary Deathreldge and Mrs Jno. French. It is to be hoped that In the fatura. the Old Folks' Home will be conduoteJ much better than-It has been in the, past. . Doctor and Mrs Daniel H. WBHaaw, 3149 Forest ave., entertained the doc tors, their wives and sweethearts ) Saturday evening la a meet lavish manner. The house was deeerated with lovely Sowers wbloh scat tered their fragrance in all direc tipae. The rooms were brilMaatlr illuminated, cfasejca.1 music frow aa orsheaira floated ih'roagh the spacioae parlors throughout the oyealag. Laacheoa was served te the sjMte, Doctor and Mrs. A. WBbarSsr WBUaas, Dr. aad Mrs. A. T. Py. Dr. aad Mrs. w. G. Baokaer. on swt Mrs. jGlo. CHali;Dr. aad Mrs. 4. Sajfc.. . aa J . Draaa, JL Cooftar. aaA 9, A. Seaaltx were eewe-aC fcfemeet Haja neat M. D.'s present. . ". t3 J9 "Mi