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THE NEW AGE
~M '.Tl3 v.fh. 220So~itI ýt ,n Ti p ~ .2 a: 0 a %tar. Si, uitIt 1 '. itir mt ionths. CO it\ wally ini ak anee. Tele ;," ; Ti~u '111I- Ttr entry at the '.. IT ~ilutt as o .ToITdl lass SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 19021 Tjntcs in a jiilitiial way are he glluln: t, tlN 111for a hot conltest :u- the~Iire I iti ra shouldi not tal iti. tli,iiHIns lv," and vote soi l'\ I, i* th 11, ualnt,.nanuee of gi od 1~o\, .ilfll'* and siupporlt only suith H I1 di, ,\V, \ 111 nit. whei in oftice. be * . rnip11 iorporatilou. it ha ~ , u a soil: :.c of much regret. tad.\ upu~ the past anid iiir grial etror. by not uniting cii .,lVs and demntai some recogni Sn rim the hands of the state gov * iliiitit. We have in the state some abie andl (omlietint colored citizens wilo would do credlit to the race and hIotior to slitili Itcsisli iit of trust. we know (of noi positiofl itnder a cotunty, or dtate jiin~isdilt ion. hield by a color id hma. We have ni, ver demanded o:sick-d Lo gain ally favors from the handus of either ilomoc~rat or re pulica~iin party and t~ow the only ri lemintig iciancie that we have is toi closely untite ouir working forces in one solidi phalanx. select some com pi-etint and honorable colored citizen for a position and idemand thaL our race lie representeid by having one or mci of the race in some kind of office. To our great dismay we have tried riepeatedly with no avail to in flutence- anid gain slime small personal faviir. lint when the election was over our poor coloredl brethren was still on the outside with his empty promise. The New Age today is the only aye nu,' of social icommiunication and keeping in touch and iresh in the minds of our people. our error and mistake of many years we are daily in receipt of letters from eminent race-lovin,; citizens -congratuilatirng the New Age upon its mission and they stand ever reaidy to foster and asist its in bringing the race in one solid hand. And it will lbe at:;- aim to en dorse oinly the policies and platforms that will recognize otir race and give its the proper consideration by allow ing us one or more representatives in some state office. The negro vote in this state as In many others. holdls the balance of power. and shotuld they throw their support in one direction this wotuld, without a dioubt. t1ec~ide andI carry victory to the poll cy of tneir choice, It is the intention and purpose of the New Age to send a representative in the field and wo~k throtughoiut th state in bringing theclrditznoftsgeacmo wealth together upon the one platform uspon which shall be Justice to all and snecial privileges to none. We would like to 1-now what luck the committee had with the petition that was circulated last week to have I the Inter Mountain stop writing up the colored people in such a disgrace ful manatner. for suI(h a high-class pa per. We arc (laity lieing asked as to what suiccess. and in short the final outtcomle oif the undertaking. For the benefit of the signers and our read er5 we promised to give a complete account of the p'oceedings. The New Age- endorses the step taken in this diireil ion and If carried out to the tirop-- e-nd will have thie necessary In fluence upon our c-ontemporary, andl icey will see their folly-through the loss iof all their cui trid supporters. lii not lbe conti (lted and too wil ting to ac-epit some simall considera tion for labioring with your personal influc i- Consult otohers and get the opinion of others, and should it b° declded that you are right, ask and seek the full support oif your brothers Should Southern Whites Aid Negro Schools?-A Southerners' View. By Clarence Ht. Poe Editor of 'The Progressive Farmer," Raleigh, N. C'. F"(om several iiiinties of the Black titelt of the North Carolina within the last few mouths there have come roiulori if a polillr idemanid for some plau fir ivt'iding ihe school fund be- , Ia-ii ihie ra-ces in thii proportion of' liie amount o1 taxes paid by each-' the withidrawai of white support from negii scholiis. Against this suggested j-i'li-~y tliivirniir Ayi-oc-k ex-Governor .amdes. and iiihi-, eidui-ationai leaders' , hat c squiari-l- set thllir fa-es, risking Ir tiiw popularity~ in some' degree in i-fense-i of whait t hey regard as rigihti. Foir it c-ainnoit lie denied that there i-u-elmu-ni. not too small to dt sirve- i-insidueratiiin that udoes not aippr-ivi- of ii -iivu'rsa e'diu-at ion. Just niiw these- men ari' laying the great (si stress uin itii fact that our newly iiilipied i-institut ionai amendment tuir viiii-ls, anid thai thie edu-ation of the' nogr:o meania his ri-turn to politi ial piwi-r---te hi irtdual undloing of ith- ameindlmeni. ithy say. More ol ur, it is shiiwn uh'. i thi' whites now pay th.- expi-nie in thiri own public si-hisls anil miori' than two-thirds of hi' cost iif hei nu'gro schools; it Is asserteid that thuie entire amount is ne-i-diei for iii edu'iciat ion of white bop:~ anil girls Quitie tlausablii anid rather alluring aigutili-ti ; an' thiusi it nmust lie ad miticid that ihey pOwste5s consider ablut fi rc-.. Aiui y et a iareful study of ih pi-lribll-m will shiiw that. ev-en from an tilt ro southerni standpoint. tiher- as gioid groiundts for Governor A ccu-uks lliiltlio - guinu reason~s for thi- eiuel-f that iii atiandon our time iuiiibre- Istiry four ithi' one now pro ai ac-s. in tli- first place. it is purobiabile that it-t i-hi-mi- is a will-o -the wisp; that it (ot~ul (1 litih put into execuition even II its aivtvs-aies wer- ablel to secure ito- appi-al if thoise provisions of out state constitution that now conflict with lt.. For.-learna4 lawyes -believe that the Fourteenth' amendment in the lu I-a ,sthat ii~iuia not he Tt. righit 'ii -licus o the' maniare 111 * i > ,' 41 i qll-si oil.. - as it was týi mi" Ila r an i I iiir.-";1 jnute.- and r erIr wnot iii ii. nwiirth: i sronig hli h-ti II ,it jiiotoh i witfiltold iiii tighi fronti tiii- it-ak anti niedy rail-.' II aip,'.ii-. Itherefore". ithat in thle , insiitirahioti of this schlni.' three 111 1outi it-mauil attentioili: 1- it co sii~in l I- it ri-x til- i-il Iniii.. artic"le oniit the, tast of ihe'si itii'rriglloiierjl shalil have' attentliol. \\i,- htii.i ei tiai the ptlrolese I t It t oilt It estrioy i le' foindlat iin if our tubiti-slhlsii systeml. 2 It wouldti aggravalte. noit alle fiai.-, tle' Soul hemn raie piroblemn. As to itho lirsi of these prolxsit iloins : The great iiii-rock oin whhch oIi.- scilo-mi. of tpubilic educ atton is I .ini-i is thai i the rank andI tpowlr if Se~optd, teiiing in proportion to their intelltigence) ignorance, wherever found, without regard to sex or race iir conitition, is inimical to the peace. proltress. and prosperity, of the corn tuionwealth: tat It Is, like crime, the commfon enemy of alt the people, and that all must work together for its siupplressiton: that as the state can leave no one class the punishment of the criminals of that class, hut nmtst itself assume the task of war rutg against crime whose prcsence Injures all. so the state must war against illiteracy. allowing the indif ference or incompentence of no class to foster this enemy of the general welfare. Suppose we should allow the rich to say to the poor, or the whites to the blacks, "Build your own jails. pay you.- own judges, punish your own criminals; what have we to do with crime in your ranks?' By that act we should abandon the principle that crime Is the common enemy of alt the people, to be controlled and punished by the state as the representative of all the people, and pave the way for virtual anarchy. So, when we at luw ore race to say to another, "Build your oiwn school-houses, pay your own teach-rs. educate your own children; what have we to do with ignorance in your ranks? we uproot the founda tion of our public-school system and pave the way for anarchy in educa tional matters. For if ignorance is not the common enemy of white and black, how are we to prove that it Is the common enemy of rich and poor. or of Catholic or Protestant, or of Baptist and Methodist, townsman and cotuntryman? To illustrate: Sup pose we let the wealthier race now say to the poorer race. "We are tired of having to pay taxes to educate yotur children. Take what is your own and educate your children: we will use our money on our children." What then should we answer-as Gov. Aycock suggested to the writer a few days ago-if ten years later the old aristocratic idea should show Itself by the rich white man say-ing to the poor white man. "If it is not right to compel a rich race to aid the education of a poor race, neither Is it right to compel a rich class to aid the education of a poor class. I am tired of paying taxes to edutcate yottr -chilidren: educate your own and I -will edtucate mine." Positively inevitable is the con clusion that the adoption of the pro posed policy would mean the break ing uip of the foundation principle of our edutcational system. Who can say- what the end would be h In the second place, as I have said. the proposed change is inexpedient because "it would aggravate. not al- n leviate. the Southern race probjlem." I o1 put it more plainly. it would pro duce a restilt exactly contrary to that tU preutcted by the extremists who ad- c voc-ate It--Just as shortsighted ex tremists in the North have seen their policy of wholesale negro enf ran- s chisement make the South solidly d democratic, instead of solidly repub lican as they expected. For nearly four decades the South- a ern white man has borne the burden h of Negro education. When he came home from the war with little left save hope and nonor. he assumed it. c The carpetbagger came, and the ne- y gro was instrumental in forcing on the Sotith the most vicious and cor Irupt government that this c-ountry 1, has seen: vet I believe that the white people of no Southern state, coming *to their own again. attemptedl to withb tiraw aid from negro schools. To soandon now, in our day of greater stmength and ptrosperity, the policy *that we have maintained through all these' years of trIal and tempest, would widen the breach between the maces. would break the most patent lit- b;, whit-h we may properly guide and influence the negro. and would endanger the Southern ptolicy of suf- t 1: fage re-striction which we regard as best for both races. 'The negroes art- a childi race." as t D. Felix Adier ways, anti both races twotildi suffer if the guiding hand of -the white man were ri-moved from the educational work of this child i aite. The negro would suiffer becaustm of his ina'iility to choose wise lead i-is: the white man woulid stiffer be cail-ti of the improper training of fthis people whose destiny is to bte somehow intierwovten with that of the v Soutit. whether or not we shut our e eyes to this fact. As it is now. the fwhite people pay the taxes: they con Strot the government. Supporting Santi managing the negro schools, it e Is in (ttr power to adapt the negro's e-dutcatioin to nts needs, anti select the' g wotrthiest and safest black men to l. irect thte edtication ant Iinfluence r. the- principles of the voting 'tegroes. y ft all the methodis of leadling the n n-emro in right paths, of all the meth t, oftl- of promotting right relations he tr i ween the races this is the most It raciticabtle and powe-rftul. If we have e- not heretofore improved the oppor ;t- tttnitv. the fauilt is ouir own: we have h inttellige-nce entttgh foir the task, and the machinery is at our command. it (in the other hand. were we 10 it withdraw oid from negro schools, we -n shoutld at the same time withdraw con re trol over them: sand lit our stead wou it tome tperhaps new and unworthy lead et i-ms. allied with misguided. long.range re ,phiilanthropists. For the negro school' is would not be closed if the southern whit-'s should refuse to aid them long t-r They would he. maintained by of uent! blacks amti by negro sympathiz t-rt in all parts or the country. S far f~om promoting peace, as they mna' Im bw e mad,' to do, it is bt hard toIn believe that the negro schools, suppo tt bty suc~h combtination of elerreitt- I wottld becotne instruments of strife and disorter throughout the -south For the spirit of the new era would sty to the negro. "You are no* und.' no obligations to the southern whit tian for your education. You are nowI to !w edulcated not by his aid. but in spilte of him, and his influence should countlt for nothing in youtr schools. You' reat frientds are in t'.ý north; keep ituself in sympathy with them rather tihan with the people among whom you are to live and work." The real result of the suggestt-l tthauge in the division of the school fund woultd lie, not fewer edut-atid ntestt~ a. iut fewer negroes educateI undter ptloper influentces. and a vastly) largetr numnber edtucatetl beyond lt.' tolrtol tf lb' southern white mat aitd in an atmosphere calcuilatetd tai ptIttiue t-on'stant friction between the races and between the sections, In yet another and hardly less Im portant way would this proposedt thange injuriously affect the mouth. It wotuld seriously endanger the new suffrage relations of the southern states. II would restult in a hostile ntorthern attittude toward them. posslb ly in unfavorable actio-a by congress and the supreme court. So long as the southern white,. sht-w their friend shlp for the negro by providing libter al school facilities for the race whom' Illiterates they disfranchise, so long may our "grandfather clauses" and "understandIng clauses" pass unas sailed. Bitt if the less co~aervatlve element of the southern people shouldt ever succeed in forcing the abandon ment of negro education. it would be regarded as having a direct bearing on ouir educational suffrage qualifica tions. and as proof too striking to he longer disregarded of an intention to violate the fifteenth amendment to the constitution. What wayfaring man cannot see that this agitation by the more violent element of our popula tion may cause the new and untried structure so plainly wrought out by the south to sway and totter andi collapse Aside from the matter of injury to the school system, therefore, it is easy to meet on their own ground the ad' orates of the proposed change, for there is enough to show that the Black Peril of the south would gain new terrors, not lose old ones, by tuun' ing over the education of the negroes to fanatics and foreignet's. and knocld ing out the most substantial prop by which our suffrage regulations are tupheld. This is clearly a case in which it is "beater to bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of." It will be very easy for some one to say that I have not tsoien high ground in this article. Let me repeat therefore, that I have diacussed only the expediency of the question under consideration. T'he Outlook. adding to Its other merits that of fairness to the south, has won perhaps a larger circulation among southern leaders of thought than any other ntational journal of like character, and my ob' ject has been to set before these lead' era some perils of this old but ever threatening scheme, perils that as yet h-ave gone practically unnoticed by a larger number of southern editors and southern educators. APHORISMS.0 Nothing b~eats a good wife but a bad d husband. The thief that steals an harness is not ap~t to leave a trace. K Most everything but coal goes to e take the buyer and it goes to the sell e r. The Kentuckian who drowned him- >: self in a barrel of whiskey evidently died in good spirits. Promise a man a hundred dollars and if you give him ninety-nine of it he will kick. - t No woman on earth would appre ciate a husbano more than a four year-old widow. If ever there Is an automobile I hearse invented people will be dieing to ride in it. The burglar, who was killed by a policeman, while in the act of rob b ling -a bank evidently died loving a lot of money. (itizens' Coal Co.. dealers in Kem mer. Rock Springs, Rocky Fork and frail creek coal; also good, dry pine I Iand fir wood. WVe give 2.000 pounds to the ton. No. 4 East Broadway. telephone 538. Dance at Columbia Gardens. f Last Monday evening about thirty nfive couple went to the gardens ani engaged in the light fantastic toe. Althoubh the evening was col;,, which~ had a t:"ndency to detract the interest ,f of th-- dance-goers, at the lain ý timn, e quite a large crowd assembles to avil e themselves of an evening's pleasure. r One notable feature was sever-al coo e pre that have not been seen on a ball room floor for several seasons. Ths gincident added much interest to the tgatering. Te party danced from 9 -'c"rll 11:30. when all returned to the e' city on a special car. The only com o p~lainIt that was registetred was the e ice cream man had closed his doors, a. thinking, no doubt, that Lde unfavor e able weather would result in a small a-attendlance. The music was furnish s-ed by the celebrated orchestra that it ha lye o the managers of the eIaceh Ill the season, Mrs. Chas. r- P. Smith and Mrs. J. I. Jacobs were ,ethe promotors 01 toe affair, and they - xerted every effort to make It a sac cess. Everything passedu off lovely, o andi the two leaders of the enterprise re are to be congratulated n -Republicans Held First White Cn d-n vention. 1' Birmingham, Ala, Sept. 16.-The re -n publican state convention met here to day with a large attendance. Thi' con venltionl is composed exclusiv ely Of white men, being the first white re publican state convention ever held in Alabama. Beore tne convention met thestae eecuivecommittee uin seated all the negro delegates. A num. ber of prominent negroes are on hand to protest against this action, butt it is not expected their protests will be Sheeded.I United States Senator Pritchard. of North Carolina. will address the con ventlon and it. is expected that he will ind~orse the white movement. rormer State Senator McEllery. of Tallade ga. is to be slated for the nomination tor governor, and it is stated that a Icomplete state ticket will he put up. Dropped Dead In a Saloon. Anaconda. Sept 17.-Frank Thomaa, colored, residing at No. 222 West Coin- Smerciat avenue, dropped dead In Bru Ino Mainville's saloon about I o'clock yesterday morning. Heart failure is An inquest was held at Tuttle's un dertaking parlors yesterday afternoon atwhich a number of those who wer present in the saloo0n testified to see ing the man come into the room and also to seeing him fall to the floor. He was picked up at once and life was found to be extinct. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes. NOTICE OF ELECTION, CONSTITU TIONAL AMENDMENT. House Bill No. 55. An act providing for the submission tothe qualified electors of the state of Montana of an Amendment to Sec tion 4 of Article XVI. of the Constitu tion, relating to County Commission ers. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Montana: Section 1. There shall be submit ted to the qualified electors of the Istate of Montana at the next gener al election to be held in said state. the following amendment to Section 4, of Article XVI of the constitution, rrelating to county commissioners. That Section 4 of Article XVI of the constitution of the state of Mn Mo-tana, be amended so as to rea~d as follows : 'Section 4. In each county there shall be elected three county com Bmissioners. whose terms of office shall be six years; provided, that the term of office of those elected on November 6th, 1900, shall expire on the first Monday in January, 1907; v provided further, that at the general relection to he held in November, S1902, (in counties where commission r ers are to be elected that year), 5 three commissioners shall be electedl whose terms shall expire on the first '~Monday in January, 1907; provided further, that at the general election tto be held in November. 1906, one a commissioner shall be elected for a dterm of four years. and one commis sioner shall he elected for a termi of six years, whose term of office shall commence on the said first Mon d day of January, 1907; and provided further, that at each general elec tion thereafter commencing with the Sgeneral election to be held in Novem iber. 1908, one c-ommissioner shall be 0 elected for a term of six years. A 1-vacancy in the board of county com missioners shall be filled by appoint ment by the judge of the judicial dis y trict In which the vacantly occurs." Section 2. The vote upon this amendment shall be counted and can It vassed by such officials and in such manner as is provided by law for the counting and canvassing of the s- votes for member of congr'ess, and it r- a majority of all votes cast at said election for and against said amend .e ment shall be in favor of the amend g ment, the governor of the state shall immediately so declare by public aproclamation, arA- said amendment b- shall be in full torce and effect as a a part of the constitution from and after the date of said proclamation. Section 3. The official baliots to ndbe used at the next general electio's ieto be held in this st.Ae shall have is printed thereon the following words y, in such manner as to allow every elector an opportunity to indicate thereon by proper marks, his pre ference to-wit: "For the Amend ty ment to the Constitution relating to it County Commissioners," and "Against the Amendment to the Constitution !l, relating to County Commiissioners." at Approved February 26, 1901, n, United States of America, State 'f ~il Montana, ss.: 'e. I. George Hays, secretary of stite ýuof the State of Montana, do herebyY I;a certify that the above is a true and he correct copy of an act entitled "An 9Act Providing for the submission lie m.to the Qualified Electors of the State he of Montana of an Amendment to Sec s.- tion 4 of Article XVI of the Consti ýI tution, Relating to County Commis ih- stoners," enacted by the Seventh at session of the legislative assembly he of the State of Montana and approved onte26hdyofFbury 91 re o h 6hdyo eray 91 ey In testimony whereof, I have here ic- unto set my hand and sxend the ly. great seal of said state. se 'Done at the City of Helena, the capital of said state, this 15th day in- of July, A. D. 1902, (Seal) GEO. M., HAYS, re- (st Secretary of State. to- LastPublication Oct. 28-) MORRIS & CO. Paleace of Sweets The best place to buy Loaf, Layer and Fruit Cakes Nut Cookies, Macaroons, Lady Fingers, Cream Puffs ai all the other kinds of delicious pastry goods. 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We Invite comparlaon of our price,.. it Cresent Creamery ;Mil k, Cream and Ice Cream ;Butter and Ranch Eggs. e Wholesale and Retail. d ?- Uptown Store: 61 West Broadway. Depot: 401 S. Wyoming. Telephone e Telephone 66. 548. S * 5 . S Broadway Theatre Butte's Leading Theater. 'Phone 25. 0. P. SUTTON, Mgr. SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 23. Messrs. Nixon & Zimmerman Present TIE EARSUERITA SYLVA COMIC OPERA CO. OF 8o PEOPLE Headed b~y the Brilliant and Talent ed Artiste. In Geo. it Syiva "THE STROLLERS' Originally produced at the Knick erboc'ker Theater, New York, June 24. 1901, for 10 weeks. Music by Ludwig. Englander. com poser of "Half a King, "The Casino Girl." "The Rounders." Book by Harry B. Smith. author of "Robin Hood." Costumes by Madame Siedler. Scenery by Messrs. Dodge & Albert lender the personal direction ot W. 11. Ma nn. Prices 25c to $1.no. Seats on sale today. It is stated that President Roosevelt will have the manuscript of a new book ready for publication in the near future. It is to he an exhaustive study of the deer family, and its title Is "The Deer of North America." This seems to indicate that the strenuons duties of the chief executive do not engross all his time. So long as he doesn't write a historical novel the' country will not object to the presi dent's putting in some spare moments en literature. There Is something almost pathetic Is Lord Rocebery's calling on the Glas gow university students to sing "Sol diers of the King" just at a time when~ a lot of the said soldiers were being chased for miles over the veldt by a handful of Boer farmers. Sure to Live. Family tradition lhas handed down the followiang a inecdote regarding thne babyhood oant agenstleaitina. now a grand father, who is anoted anniog his mawy friends anad acqjnuanaa an-co for bit marked decision of character: When be was two or three yeanrs old. be was taken very ill. aandi his fasmily in alarm sent for the villhage doctor. That worthy caume and prepared in powe'rful dote after the custom of those days. whicb the small sufferer was forced to take In spite of much kicking mand squalling Tihe nest day- the doctor cante agani and 011(0 na a fixe'd uap the cupn of good old finshlimonied amediciane naand set it be fore liii Iii -p lace' to wiarau. Tihe baby watclhed praoceeduilngs lanteantly UP to tism polant. thean suddaenly slid from bis maothner'sa lap mind, toddling unateadily to the fire, kicked the cup under tine backlog. "c'onfound him." said tine doctor. "he'll live." He did.-New York Timeas. For' the Rich Only.7 rncle aind Aunt Mieicher weal to towan ton buy a aaew clock. "Now," said the dealer. "here is somanethinug very at' tractive in tine way onf clocks. Whnen the hounr bagians, a bird cotties oui from the top nand sings 'Cuckoo!' For in stance. I turna this hand to 3 o'clock and the birud comes out mind 5jOns 'Cuckoo!- three times." "Don't that beat anll!" crIed Uncle Melcher ernthusiasticatlly. "Miother, lteas have oane." "No. aao." staid his wife hmastily- '"That sort of a clock might do for folks that have got lots of time. but it'd take tale half the foreanoon ev-ery day to t~ eare of thnat bird."-Yoiatb's Compan' Ion. As ArtCist's Mustache. The mustnahe was anot viewed wt favor in England In the middle of tbe lastcentTry.mAn aanecdote is told of the caenTury. o er the English artist, to illustrate it. :le was broaght before a miagistrate in 18-hi Oil soU) minor charge aand was described inu police report as being faloaY dressed, with large nmustaches. Art Journal of the date. commentin o it, said that "no memben(r of the ° Of' 'academy perpetrates the atr~city o mustaches, a most un-Eflglish affect Lion." a i. Cooper became a member O the academy a few years later.