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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1909. 19 I 1 : A t 4 A V i A t; - v i V-4 . . 1 ! "J ok r v C. M. E. CHURCH AT EARLINGTON. many different points in his section. In order tc increase the efficiency of, this institution extra teachers (not "nominated in the bond") are supplied, leaving the school unexcelled in '.he Stae of Kentucky, outside of Louis ville. With this excellent equipment and thorough ability, you may use your judgment as to whether or not Prof. Bell is turning out "Negroes of the lowest type," Beyond peradventure, the churches In Earlington and Madisonvllle are the most beautiful In this part of the State. In order that the colored peo Die might have full scope for their abilities, colored bricklayers erected the new school building and the Bap tist church, and be it said to their credit that the work was skillfully and satisfactorily done. Modern Hospital. ' There is maintained a first-class hos pital, equipped with every modern contrivance known to the medical pro fession, to which these falsely-desig-noted "lowest type of Negroes" are taken when beset with illness or in juries, and there officiates in this hos Dital alongside a white nurse, a duly- graduated colored trained nurse, who waits upon white and black alike. As an illustration of the quality of good feeling that exists in Earling ton, there are never any suits for dam ages when an employee is enjured. Why is this? It is simple enough. The company settles and does the right thing every time. No ambulance chasers can live and have their being around Earlington. This is positively no field for shysters, who are wont to fatten upon the company and the men, or their families. The Injured man or hi& family goes straight to the boss himself. There i? no stone wall around him. His is the genuine open-door policy, and he Is always willing to be seen by his men, and insists that every man be his own grievance committee. The men know the way to his private office and they know how to eet in. He is the mag net that attracts everybody's troubles, and he stands between his men and everybody, even himself, and oftener than not he gives himself the worst of It. The employees know that he has never varied the slightest particle from the absolute just thing. In their work affairs he Is their court of ap peal, and in case of accident or in jury, they know no lawyer but the president, and he invariably ajudicates the case fairly. They know that they i will fare better with him than in a civil court, and he never fails them. This is where confidence, mutual con fidence rides triumphant In the saddle. And it not only prevails with the president, but you can observe it all along the line of officials of the com pany. Every man seems to be incul cated with the Earlington spirit of a fair deal to every man. Mr. Atkinson has given generously to the educational and religious Insti tutions, notably a constant support to Atkinson College at Madisonvllle, where Prof. Martin is busily engaged, as is Prof. Bell, in fitting young men and young women for the battle of life. It is not to be supposed that the union wiseacres at Henderson would pass these by as " the lowest type of Negroes." Built a Town. When the Rosecreek Coal Company began its operations near Nebo in Hopkins County, the man who had charge of all of the construction, sinking of shafts, erection of buildings was a capable colored man by the name of .Lute Davis. Mr. Davis was w ( W 'I if h ' v: tif f : .., r, iV m - i V - u . v-.' .-NT' , ' - a 'W .' .. v. .. '" . '. I , .... . . h :ei i .. ,.- - . ....... - - ... -I .... ,. ... I .. . J - ' ' J- J . - . . . . .. - ll - . - .f : .. . n A. M. E; ZION CHURCH AT EARL Built by Colored Contrac INGTON. tors and Colored Labor. has done well. He Is reliable and nainstaking. and was sent by the 11UHIC Ul XIUIC I"""' - . ofton liPiTAr (,o.. z,iecier. in., to nu an im- they got into action and everything! portant position in the mines. After that he has done in this district he, some time spent out in Illinois, he : , 1 i. ' - .' . ; r . ' ' - ' -J I, ' t " . " . . . (. ' '0 I . . . ' . ' - "- f ' ' :.V--.vv J . - : ' v - - - ' " " . - ' . - ;. . . " '.i... ,;' : - .? '. ,.' ' . ' .. -t- li, .. ' - ' . .... P ..' ' . .'. , .h fK t - , ,J . . " v f . ...... . v . ... .,(.,, ... t. ... ,,.:,,. , A GROUP OF BUILDINGS AT EARLINGTUIN. The Colored Batist Church on the right, the Colored Library and Odd Fellows Hall in the center. To the left the home of the Colored Baptist Sunday-school, which occupies, a building independent of the Church. has returned to Hopkins County, where he will be included among the "lowest type of Negroes." One could go on ad infinitum pro ducing proof3 of the falsity of this base union statement. I might tell you of W. R. Teague, who began working with the St. Bernard n 1876, is still on the job and is one of the wealthiest colored men In this part of the State; of Thomas Spencer, Andrew Jackson, Champ Ashby and hundreds of others who are doing things for themselves and for their race that they are not permitted to do in union mines, where brotherly love Is not pnlnrlv lrwo. T could tell YOU of the employment of a colored electrician at lucrative pay as an existent prooi of the vast benefits of the Earlington Idea. There is a perfect myriad of facts, but to anyone whose viewpoint is not discolored by a Jaundiced eye, theso will suffice. Upon a basis of mutual co-operation the St. Bernard stands forth as a friend to the Negro. The company does not deny that the uplifting and development of the Negro miner Is part of its mission. The company spends thousands upon thousands of dollars annually in working toward this end. It Is foremost In everything that is designed to help the Negro, not only -n its immediate district, but all over the country. The Earl ington Idea has, for its motto "AH men up." .It means to accomplish something for the Negro and make the Negro accomplish something for him self. It means to stand between him and his worst enemy, the union; it proposes tc keep on employing the Negro upon a merit basis and encour age him to build more schools and libraries; it proposes to have Earling ton set forth as an example to other towns in the encouragement of Itter racial feeling and understanding, "and if this be treason," let the union or whatnot "make the most of It." f ? T T T T T T Y f T T t ? T Y Y ' Y Y Y Y Y . : IBS BE OW! FOR me Mas Jwil Glob Y ? Y Y. Leading Weekly Newsp Published in the " South. Sjutosorip' Y Y tnon THE YEA - i "V BOLEY, OKLA., ITS 6,000 POPULA TION AND ITS NEGRO MAYOR. With Industilal Education Foundation. Boley is- located in Boley township 12, range S east, Okfuskee County, In the new state of Oklahoma, and Is the largest and most progressive exclusive Negro towr In the United States. It is located on the Ft Smith & Western Railway, two miles north of the North Canadian River. It is 72 miles east of Guthrie, the state capital, and is in close touch with Ft Smith. Ark.; Oklahoma City, Muskogee and Shaw nee, the principle commercial centers of the state. Boley is owned by Negroes and gov erned by them. Boley Is an incor porated town, Incorporated under the laws of the state of Oklahoma. The affairs of the town are in charge of five members of the town council, one from each ward. The president of this council is T. M. Haynes. who Is known as the founder of the town. Aside from these officers, Boley has a town assessor, marshal, treasurer and clerk. All of the township officers of Boley tewnship are Negroes. Boley has three colleges, one brick high school, six churches, two hanks, two cotton gins, one bottling works, one newsnaner, seven brick buildings, four hotels, one telephone system, one telegraph office, three blacksmith shons. seventv-five busine houses, one canning factory, two lumber yards, one brlrk yard, one architect, seven physicians, two drugstores, thrpe law yers, two lewelers and about 6.000 of the most tnrlfty Negroes In America, with a successful board of trade. Exchange.