Miss Dayse D. Wal
Week before last. Miss Dayse
L) Walker, a young lady from
Iniauapolis, Ind., who has evol.
ved and manvges a beautiful
home for rescue girls which will
ever stand in realism or memory
by fhe deeas wrought there, as a
testimonial of her worth and pre
eminence in the world, delivered
a series of lectures before various
church audiences in this city.
Using our own phraseology, her
subject was: “Be moral, be hon
est, be good.’’ She is highly
euucated and thoroughly re titled
yet she retains a large degree of
feminine modesty to make her
the more appreciated.
We must admit ai d we do so
unreluctantlythat she is above
the average woman in in tel 1 i.
gence, wi and in commanding
the attention of an audience. She
Simply speaks right along, as
Antony su.d, and is vers direct
in her illusions—she makes no
innuendos, but calls spades,
We are hat d 1 y prepared to
contradict any of her speeches.
She wonders if the women ol col
or are not up to the standard, as
alleged by some of our colored
men. Her arguments were for
cible, clear and unmistakable.
She spoke south'tig words of men
who ate so brut sh as to throw a
girl in the ditch and then leave
her, all alone. But that part of
her speech was but the senti
ments of the Forum verbatim.
One thing she said may not
bear the steel test and that was
this: ‘‘The men will pardon me
for being plain, but I speak what
I know and am not rash or rat.
tied, when I say the Negro men
do not think one.fiftieth of their
women as the white race think of
theirs.'' SVe are not prepared to
prove the contrary, but the as
sertion is a little broad.
We are glad to know that even
little Miss Watson of this city,
ha- spoken of M ss Walker's lec
ture in the highest terms.
Rev. Jessie Bass; Dpastor of
Allen Chapel was in Springfield
Sunday afternoon assisting Rev.
J. Bundy, pastor of St. John’s
Chnrch of that city.
The True Reformers L< dge is
meeting w th grand success incur
city, they have had twocall meet
tings and have taken up the sum
of $80.25, and will soon be teady
to set their ledge up.
Mr. Oliphant, the G. W. C. of
Dtcatur, was in the city Monday
afternoon looking after the inter
est of the True Reformers lodge,
Frank Rudolph Sr. has gone
to house keeping in the4 R00
block on Broadway. We are
glad to welcome MRudolph
back to our city, as he is the lead.
,ng blacksmith of the city and is
doing a good business.
Don't forget the Grand Concert
to be given by tl e Juvenile class
of the Second Baptist Sunday
The Booker T. Washington
Club of the A M. E. Church are
preparing to give a tine Enter
tainment on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Ed Johnson spent Sunday
I with her husband on ihe farm.
Mrs. J. looks quite green on the
Sam Brown wants the people of
Lincoln lo know that he has a
fine garden in his front yard.
Pantatorium and Pat
Want to Sell on account
of leaving town.
Good business and good Location,
Could be bought very reasonable
Call at VV. Casky's
203 W. Front St.,
The Grand Chapter and Order
of Eastern Star will convene in
this city Aug. 13, 1907. More
than 80 delegates will be in at.
tendeuce. This paper wil 1 issue
a full account of the coming meet
ing later on.
The members of Union Church
are trying hard to raise- K>00.00
by the 2nd Sunday in August to
pay on their $ 1.000.00 debt. This
church is now succeeding well
under the present pastor, Rev. S.
C. Manuel. We hope all friends
will aid in this good work.
We wish to thank the editor of
this paper for past favors shown
us in publishing resolutions and
and various other item? of note.
We say to our citizens, patronize
your own race when in reach.
J. W. McKinney
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The ten days following the 4th
of July have witnessed the pres
ence in the Negro Building of a
great stream of visitors, Among
them was Governor Hughes of
New \ork, who, after looking
carefully through the exhibit, is
reported to have pronounced it
the most unique feature of the
Jamestown Exhibition. Other
distinguished visitors were Dr.
W. P, Thirkeld, President of
Howard Unive rsity, Rev. W. H.
Burton and Dr. J. E. Moreland,
International Secretaries of the
Y. M C. A., and Dr. W. L Tay
lor, President of the U. O. of
True Reformers, and many oth.
Chairman T. J Calloway an
nounced that the management of
the Jamestown Exposition is
anxious to have as many colored
people as possible attend the Ex
position, and to this end all re
strictions as to race will be elimi
nated so far as the management
;an do. The Board of Governors
;alled in a body in the Negro
Building last Thursday and after
nspectiug exhibits therein, re.
solved to issue a manifesto set.
mg forth the policy of the Ex
Mr, C. C. White came to the
Exhibition and installed the mu.
^ c at _ rv _
ivymi uAuiuiiui ncgiu v-zuiii [.iuatsi a
n four days time, thus breaking
he record for quickness of action
u establishing his exhibit. The
lusical exhibit is attracting much
uterest among the musical visit
rs and the unique arrangements
>r the musical instruments by
h'gro manufacturers-and title
ages of Negro Composers is
There has been placed in the
fegro Building a life-size por
•ait of Col. Giles B. Jackson,
hich is the work of Mr- J. C.
arley, a colored artist of Vir
inia. The portrait is a credit
ole work of art.
The historic tableaux that have
sen executed by Miss Meta Vaux
’arrick of Philadelphia have
eeu entirely completed. The
sries, as heretofore announced,
spresent the scenic reproduction
f the history of the Negro from
he landing at Jamestown until
he present. These groupes have
een worked out with great ar.
istic accuracy and the effect pro*
uced under the artificial light
ig is simply grand. Dr. Thir
eld, of Howard University, the
ther day, said that this exhibit
f Miss Warrick’s was the finest
liitig in the Negro Building. In
iew of the very favorable com
lents on other features, this
tatement of Dr- Thirkeld is ex
eedingly complimentary to the
Saturday, August 3rd, has been
et apart as Negro Educationa
)ay at the Exhibition and Dr,
looktr T. Washington, Principal
f Tuskegee Institute has con*
ented to deliver the address ou
hat day. There will be other
eatures including music by the
[umpton Institute Band and the
’iske Jubilee Singers- It is
•robable that the largest crowd
f the Exposition, outside of the
;sit of the present, willbe pres
ut ou that day.
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