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21, METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY JULY 21, 1911, Single Copy Five Cents
Says Editor Clifford of West Vir
ginia, President of the National In
dependent Political Rights League,
which convenes in Boston Ang. 28
j( Pioneer Press Ju»y i. 1911.)
! here is going to be a bet time
i the sear 1912 politically, and
It will b« hard to tell who is going
robe who. tf Mr Taft gets the
nomination and the democrats put j
up Messrs. Hryan, Dix, Harmon,
or Harrison, down goes William |
Howard, The Negroes need have j
nothing to Icar if any one ol the
four become president. And
they need have nothing to fear if
the country goes democratic, be
cause there are enough cl Western
Northern and Laitero democrats
to hold We South m check, a*
they atv doing now It was a
democrat who saved the Negro's
full right to help elect U S. ben
ators. and N«w York democrats
made a Negro regiment and Gov
ernor Di* endorse* it Three j
cheer* lor such democrats And
n* President of the National Poli
tical (.'ague, vc say vociferously
tote lair with them, for it is as
much ol an lusult to the republi
can politic.am. or better, bread
and better brsgauwto ask for:
your full rights and e share of pat
ronage, as it is to oak the South
for a square deal.
And now, not when all kinds of
gild gdded pledges ate being
made, is the time to carefully look
up facta ef the tart two adminis
tration*, and be tr4dy to upset
any argum.uis o;ude to deceive

TlwLasteriae Maaafactnrmg
House and Jones Ice-cream Parlor j
an tasarance el Etutcess Gut asd j
The wide business thoroughfare
Tremoat street, in the South Kcdi
|has now several creditable stores j
nun by Colored men, but none »oj
large and well loc^trd as the prince !
"ol them all, the Lustcrine Manu-j
laeturiag House al 838 to 840!
Inn cut street, corner ol North-!
held stieet It was eleven >curs
ago 'hat a Colored man ol great
Ki-incss courage, ingenuity and
■lit, with but titty dollars in I119
ffllcktt hirad this corner store and
Vs he now laughingly relates.'
Vnck up empty boxes on the!
VhcIves to make a showing, He
Vridua'ly put in a stock ol hair j
Bw-parations of his own invention, j
nAhair goods then ol toilet articles 1
Vmn a soda fountain, ih n an ice*
Vfram parlor equipment adding
Ka this piano entertainment until
K «» comparatively short time Mr
rT. J, Jones had an enlarged cor
yA stoic on the main business!
n ougljre. Here be has be^ j
carrying on a flourishing business
for the past eleven years, Mr.
Jones^as three plate glass windows
in one of which is a tempting dis
play of Moxic drinks, and in the
other two on the corner one of the
finest displays of hair goods to
be teen anywhere in Bos on. In
side the store is airy, neat an en
ticing with the latest airange
meuts, wall cases with sliding glass
doors, handsome plate glass rhow
cases with Luslerine and others
or Dr. Jones hair remedies, an
other with every sort of toilet
article, while in the other side is
the icecream parlor, soda fountain
dainty chairs and tables and piano
which is played while the crowd
come in on those warm evenings.
In the rear is the cilice and
work room partitioned off with
glass windows. Here arc to be
found the latest hair working
Dr. Jones has a mail order
business all Over the United Stales
filling tens of thousand! ol orders
of his Lusterinc a far.famed
remedy His ice cream is con
sidered the best and he has few
equals as a mixed of soda fountain
drinks. His flora is ouc of those
places which Colored Boston an*
point to with pride, and he lasts
because ha knows bonne;s is a
breast of the times, deals fairly
and give aatifaction
These fiftieth anniversary days
of the civil war have directed at
tention to a fact too olten over
look rd, that the young men were
the chief factors in preserving the
integrity and lienor el ihe L'nion
The total enrollment in the
Northern army was 2.T, 8 3CO.
Included in ibis aggregate, ol
course, are hundreds cf thousands
of re-enlistment Moie than 2,
000,000 of these soldiers weie
under the age ol M years at the
time o( their enlistment. Twenty
five boys only to years old served
under Old Glory, 22$, 12 years
old 1523. 14 tears of age 833 9$l
16 years of age and 1,151,848
18 years old. The exact number
of those under 2t at the time of
their enrollment was 2.150 708
Of a’l ihe soldiers who respond
ed to the rads of President Lin
coln only 618,5 11 were over the
age of 21 when they were ushered
into the army —Ex.
A new Uw which went into cl-!
irot July 1st, incrca-es the cl
county commissioners Ircin three
dollars to live dollais per day
Th« commissioners now in office
will rtfcctvs only three dollars
during their town cl office, while
those elected subsequently will
receive five per day. This is the
construction of the law by the at
torney general —Ex
Dig nan tells aa: "There are many
rtrks lu business. The wise man al
lows hi* ‘'oiupetJtors to take tiieui."
Illinois Centiel Railroad Company
O.fice of Industrial and Immi
gration Coaimissioter.
June 28, 1911
Dear Sir: —
•( j
I he Illinois Central Railroad
Company, in order to advertise
the (arming conditions along its
line ol road in the State of Illinois
and to promote the agriculture of
the State, will have an exhibits,
conisling of grains, forage plants,
vegetables and fruits, a* the 1911
State Fair at Springfield.
In this work the Railroad has
the hearty luppoit of the Illinois
State Board of Agriculuturc, and
it has been suggested that our ex
hibit be collected and displayed
by farm boys of the various
Counties traversed by our lines,
and we solicit your co-operation
in the selection of a bright farm
boys not over twenty-one years cf
age to collect and exhibit from
your County, jo be placed in com
petition with those from other
!Counties. We have arranged lor
a tent 50x180 feet for our exhibit,
and about to feet square will be
aliened each County.
In order to encourage the boys
appointed by the County Superin
|tcndent«to assemble these ex
hibit!, the Illinois Central Rail
road Company will transport the
.boys selected and his exhibit to
Springfield and return, free of
^charge, lurnishiRf,’ slr^* »r>g quar
ters and oieale While at the Fair,
I and al*d give the following prizes:
For the largest and best exhibit
| of grains $125 00
o( forage plants, including grasses
|grain on stalk, etc $125.00
For the largest and best exhibit
: of vegetables $12500
For the largest and best exhibit
of fruits $125.00
fciach of the above prizes to be
divided as follows:
First prize $50 00
Second pnae $35 00
Third piizc $25.00
Fourth prize $« 5 00
Grand Sweep Stakes prize to in
clude grains, forage plants, vege
tables and fiui.s, competing for
the above prizes $500 to be di
vided a> follows:
1‘irlt prize $400 CO
Second prize $140.00
Third prize $ico OO
v l' ouith prize $60.00
The experience, education and
enjoyment the boy you select will
receive in cor.necticn wiih the a
bovc exhibit, it is believed will
be ample compensation for his
service*. Other things being
equal it is suggested that the farm
boy whom you appointed in igto
to represent jour County in the
Hoy's State hair School would fill
the above requirements to the
best advantage.
1 would be pleased to have you
read thii letter to the boy whom
you select for the above service
and as soon as possible forward
his name and address to this office
Your-, tiuly,
industrial* Imigr^jicn Com*
Mound City Has More Trouble. '
Last Monday night a brick
building on Main street in Mound
City wr.s found to be on fire a
bout midnight. A bundle or old
rags and a can of oil went to
prove that the building had been
set on fire
Th: building was owned by W.
VV. Hough and was occupied by
a negro named H j. Jeffries Jwho
oonduoted a pressing shop in the
front and used the rear as a living
The fire was found to be in a
partition between Jeffries' depart
ment and a pool room tun by
Walter Little and was soon ex
tinguished. The negro was not
in his room when the fire was dis
covered.—Vienna News,
All Motions Filed In The Sheridan
Cue on Both Sides Overruled.
Judge Jett didn't come or. Mon
day to hold court but Judge But
ler came in his stead and over
ruled all motions filed in the
Sherdian case both for the People
and the Defendant and then an
nounced that in the new assign
ment he would pot hold court in
this oouaty hereafter. That
Judge Uuncaa would hereafter
hold this court, Not^a single tear
was shed by any member of the
bar or b> standers when he made
this announcement. Judge Dun
can is a good judge and don’t
spend all the Peopl's time telling
The following was taken from
Sunday’s Bulletin: 1 Judge W.
W. Duncan and Wm. N, Butler
met yesterday afternoon at the
Halliday hotel to make the as
signment of counties for each
Judge for holding current court
during the next two years Judge]
Lewis, the third Judge of the
circuit was uot able to attend
The following assignments]
were made: Duller, Alexander,]
Jackson and Union, Duncan—!
Johnson, Williamson and Pulaski
Lewis—Massac, Saline and Pope
The people of Johnson County
should be proud of this change,
but poor tax payers in Jackson,
Union and Alexander counties
they are now the ones to pay the
taxes that suppaits the Judge
while he sits around the court and
tells his much appreciated? tales.]
—Vienna News.
Mike Better Servants.
Officials of the road yesterday
advanced a number of reasons for
the change, chief among which
was that Colored ushers were
easier to obtain, and that in as
much as the Pu'Iman porters are
now all ol that race. It was ad
visible to make the system uni
form throughout. Another reas
on given was that Colored men
make better servants and are less
in dependent than white men.
Chicago Depot To Have Col
ored Ushers.
Chicago, III., June 0—Surprise
and curosity were expressed yes
terday in railroad circles when it
became known that Colored urh
eis will supplant white ushers
when the new Northwestern dy
pot is opened to Jche public next
week. In making the change a
time-honored custom will be aban
Rev. J. U. McCrary and family
attended the corner stone laying
of St. Paul Baptist church Brook
port Sunday They were accom
panied by Mrs. Harriet Jefferson
sister in law of the former. Rev.
H. E McWilliams the speaker of
this occasion preached a very ap
propriate sermon from Josh. 4:6
“What mean ye by these stones.'
After the sermon a collection cf
$38.47 was lifted and then the
stone was laid by the Masonic
lodge of Brookport, Grand- Mast
er G. H Je6*ee officiating. Then
he delivered a strong address, at
* There was a large and appreci
ative gathering present. The Str.
Three States of Cairo, brought
up an excursion from Md City ai d
other points along the river but
the heavy rain prevented a largo
Rev Braddock and the members
of St. Paul are to be commended
fer the good worV in which they
are engaged as urn Baptist cf
Brookport certainly, need a houre
of worship. The location is a
most beautiful one and the build
ing will be built of concrete blocks,
Colored Boy Graduates aud Dire9
With Class.
(Special to the Guardian )
New York, N. Y., June 15. t
Hugh Theo Johnson, a colon d
West Indian, graduated fioni ihe
New York evening high school,
May sO.11911. He took a thrte
years commercial course.
There were 45 graduates, but
Johnson was the only Colored boy.
On the following Saturday the
graduates took their farewell din
ner at the Parisian restaurant an
unusual place for a Colored person
to cat,
Dear Editor‘.—Please allcsy
me space in your paper to say
that St John liaptht church end
S S. arc getting along nictly
Services at 1 t :00 a. ni. the
pastor chose for a text, Rev. 3,
chapter. Theme "Work."
The St. John church is being
At night Rev. A. J Biyunt
preached a wonderful sermon,
Text, John 4 chapter Text ’ \Comfi
and see a man."
We ail enjoyed services all day,
Sunday was rally day. Piay
for our success,
Collection day and night $10.

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