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In an addrese delivered at the Audi torium at Houston, Tex,, E. Lk Black shear, the head of the Prairie View Normal and Industrial College for Col ored Youths, had this to say concern ing the reasons why the negroes of Houston are specially interested in the movement to build a general hospital in Houston. The plan contemplated does not seek to make one hospital do for both races. They will be separate «nd distinct institutions; but there is to be a hospital for both, and upon the basis that in caring for his own health interests the white citizen must pro tect the colored as a matter of “Safe ty First” Following ie the address delivered: Rev. Mr. Pevoto of the Baptist sani tarium of Houston in a visit to Prairie View on a recent Sunday used the Sab 'bath school leBson of the day as the basis of his remarks. It was the les son of the Good Samaritan, and the speaker saw in this parable the germ of the modern hospital. And indeed, how true is it that this spirit of the Good Samaritan, who picked up a help less stranger, wounded and sore, and bound up nis wounds and placed him in the Eastern inn for care and pro tection exemplifies the spirit of Christ, now manifested in modern hospitals, and in the Red Cross system of nation al and International reller. Kegara less of race, nationality or creed, the Red Cross spirit, the modern hospital spirit, takes hold of helpless suffer ers and gives them relief and medical and sanitary attention. The spirit of Christ is not the secular spirit and pride of nationality or race so well ex emplified in the classic civilizations of Greece and Rome, but it is the spirit of humanity, the spirit of the Golden Rule, the spirit of human sacrifice for human good, the spirit of t^e Good Samaritan. The colored people as a part of God’e common humanity need the help of modern medical science and sani tation. From the standpoint of self protection, the municipality owes its colored population sanitary conditions, for bacterial diseases are no respecter of race or color once they find lodg ment; and bacterial infection or con tagion, originating from unwholesome conditions among colored people may thrust their fatal hand even into the mansions of wealth and culture. It is of internet to the whites that1 the bodies and hands and homes of those of the colored people who cook the food and wash the clothing and dress and handle the children of the white people should be clean, wholesome and sanitary. Speaking generally, insani tary conditions and disease among the negro people weaken the efficiency of the city's labor and entail a loss upon invested capital, which is fruitless without efficient labor. In the older days faithful slave women were the nurses of the south. They sat in humble patience at the bedside of the stricken mistress or jier children, the dusky Samaritans of an alien race. Just as my grandmother Aunt Harriet of Mongomery, Ala., was. a type of the cooks of olden days who, Midaslike, turned whatever cooking material they touched to the gold palatableness, so my wife’s grandmoth er, Aunt Celia of Grenada, Miss., was a type of the nurses of old, who wae in truth a Good Samaritan in black, and, for miles around, was sent for to nurse the afflicted white women and children back to health and happiness. Retail dealers in Hongkong are'dis covering the advantages of window dressing after the American plan. The honor of class oratory, assigned to a negro at Harvard, is indeed a creditable achievement, though elo quence in this fervid and imaginative race is not an unusual endowment, many negro preachers having mani fested this moving quality. It is stated that this graduate-to-be has it ip mind to devote his life to the uplift of his race. There is ample opportunity for many lives to be so devoted. The freed race has progressed unevenly, individual specimens attaining to a high degree of knowledge and culture, while the mass of blacks are as much the wards of civilization as ever they were In the days of bondage. Not till individual culture begins to bear fruit In community uplift can work among the negroes be said to show adequate results. A curious tree of the tropics, the matapalo, grows only With the aid of another tree, which it gradually envel opes and kills. Before an American heiress who i marries & foreign nobleman places ihim on exhibition she removes the price mark. Sixty thousand dollars a day is the estimate of the loss due to the recent strike at Dublin, Ireland. It 1b estimated that the Uruguay fwool crop this season will reach a lvalue of J25,eOO,OQO. Natural gas consumed in the United .States Last year Was~%quivaient to 20, 1000,000 tons of coal. The diamond output of Herman j South Africa is being regulated to ^maintain prices. 'Tib no professional agitator for temperance,” said Booker Washington, in a recent address, "but keep whisky away from the negro. In the counties and states where there are no open barrooms the negro Is 60 per cent, bet ter off. I don’t believe that prohibition increases drunkenness, as one so often hears. Certain men will get whisky anywhere—but in prohibition counties you hear of the ten men who do get whisky—and you don’t bear of the 100 men who do not. "There are 200,u00 colored people al ways eick from preventable causes,” said he. "Some one is paying the bill. Not the colored man directly—for he cant.” He opposes segregation In cities— "not because the colored roan objects to associating with bis own people. He is proud of his race. He wants to am sociate with his own kind. Bat ex perience has taught him that where he is segregated the street lights are dimmer and the streets muddler and the sidewalks more full of holes and the police service more Indifferent than in other parts of the-same town— but that he Is made to pay his full share of the bills.” Nor is he in sympathy with the prop osition to plant immigrants on the soil of the south. The colored man, he thinks, is already fitted to his environ ment. If he is given a fair chance he ie the most satisfactory laborer the southern employer can have. But he wants a little of the comforts of life. He wants good church and school and social facilities in the country dis tricts. “The white folks of Dallas county,” said he, “held a meeting in the court house one night to discuss the ques tion of immigration. Old Jake, the col ored janitor, was a very curious old chap. He always tried to find out what was going on—but this meeting stumped him. After it was over he met the sheriff. “ ‘Gunnel Jones,’ said he, ‘w’at you w’ite folks up to now?’ "Colonel Jones explained. But Jake could not understand that word im migration. Jones had to make it clear. “ 'What do you think of the plan of bringing more white folks to Dallas county, Jake?' asked Colonel Jones. " Poh de Lord's 6ake, Cunnel Jones,* said ^^‘we.DaJlas county nigge^ got just aJT&any wlte folks as we car sup port now.’ ” "There are only 300,000 American Indians,” said a prominent negro, “and the government appropriates $10,000, 000 to $12,000,000 each year to feed and clothe and educate them. And they're dying off. There are 10,000, 000 of us, and the government isn’t called on to, do a thing for ns, as a race." « Of the. negroes, 9,000.000 are in the southern states, and 85 per • cent, of these in rural districts or villages. He thinks that the negro's best chance is in the south. The southern white is more tolerant of the negro's' differ ences from the white race. He is more inclined to give the negro a chance. “That’s all we want,” he said. '’Just a chance. 1 saw the other day that $50,000,000 is being spent annually to rescue Great Britain's drunkards from the ditch. Were not in the ditch— but help us keep out of it." The negro, he thought, 1b worse off in the cities, especially in the north ern cities. More than one-half of the money de rived from England’s income tax la collected from Londoners. In the region between Yorktown and Williamsburg there is a district, where much of the land has long been either owned or tenanted by colored people; but it is a "back country” far from the river and penetrated by few good roads, so that it i« and always has been a region of wretched poverty, miserable cabins and neglected boII, very different from the farming dis trict on the eastern shore of Virginia, for example, where there are many well-cultivated farms owned or ten anted by colored men. In this latter region the large estates are being cut up into farms of from 60 to 100 acres, provided with complete outfits of farm buildings, and rented, or sold In many instances, to colored men. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Nor way and other European nations have for many years been making provision for Industrial and technical Instruc tion in public schools. In England the Smiths are the most numerous of all families, but in Ire land they are content to rank fifth, after Murphy, Kelly, Sullivan and Walsh. More than 60 per cent, of the sheep of this country are on the large ranches of the west. In the last year Iowa produced fid, 963,183 pounds of butter, which wag sold for $28,286,240. In Melbourne no Sunday papers are permitted; no hotels are allowed to open their bars. In a year 7,707,000 cigars and 14/ 000,000 cigarettes were smoked In the United States. REASON WHY SCOTS SUCCEED »'«hnny McTurk Figured It Out in His ’Own Mind How He Would Divide Marbles With Andrew McDonald. •'Johnny, dear/' said the visitor. John McTurk turned around while the family cat rescued her tall from his grubby flat. "Now that you are going to school,” continued the visitor, "1 want to ask you a little question: How many mar bles would you get if I gave yon j twenty, to be divided between you and Andrew McDonald?” Johnny thoughtfully rubbed the j point of his nose where the cat had scratched him. "I dinna ken," he said. “Come, come,” said his elder "How’s that?” "Wqll. ma’am," said Johnny, ”ye see It’s a’ according. If ye gie me them When we’re both here we'd hae ten apiece. If Andrew was here and I wasna I’d only hae about five. But if I were to get them when Andrew wasna here I dinna ken whether he'd | ‘hae ony at a’.”—London Tit-Bits. Horrible. "War 1b not nearly so dreadful as I used to imagine It.” "It 1b dreadful enough.” "Of course It is; but, you know, this grape-shot they shoot the enemy with—" "Well?” "When I was younger I used to think it was grapefruit" Her Hand or a Hand Organ. Heiress—The count is a most ardent lover. Married Friend—My dear, be care ful. A man can put considerable feg ^or into his wooing igjben it's a case fl marriage or work.—©oston Evening Transcript. Tactless Menu. "My dear, I told you that guest I brought home to dinner was a very bashful man." "1 know, but what of it?” "Nothing, only you did go and put your foot In It, when you bad sheep's head fish for dinner." A Worker. “You say your husband likes hard work?” said one woman. “Yes, indeed," replied the other. "He never appears to be doing any around the bouse." '“No. But you just ougbt to see him in a bowling alley." Used Her Share. "I see the English language Is used more than any other,” remarked Mrs. jWombat. "I am proud of that” "And well you may be,” Insinuated Mr. Wombat. "You have certainly done your share in bringing up the average.” WHAT DID SHE MEANT Mias Antique- Don't you think it was awful nerve In hhn to kiss me? Miss Rotting—Well, I should say it was. , J Post Graduate. “Did you aay she was one of your prominent suffragettes ?’’ “That h'l did, sir. Would you be lieve h’it, sir. that woman 'as starred 'erself b’out of Jyle four times?" » u 1 ‘7 * Filling Up. ’ “I want you to come to my dance.” “Really, I don’t go In for dancing." “But you could help All up.” “Well, I am a pretty good eater. If that’s what you want me for.’’ , f t • ' - A Kentucky Protest. "*So your wife has a conservatory?" "Yes,” replied Colonel Stillwell, "but J what’s the good of it? My wife Alls It so full of palms and ferns that there Isn't room for a mint bed " WHY THE TRICKSTER BOLTED Grubby Hobo Made Determined Effort to Secure Drees Suit of Man Who Never Owned One. The grubby-looking man stood In the doorway with determination on every line of his unshaven counten ance. The housewife who faced him was equally determined., “Yes, madam,” said the shabby man; "the guv’nor says to me, ‘Go and git Mr. Jones' dress suit to be clean ed and pressed. The lady'll give it to yer.’ The guv’nor’s tailor, you see, mum.” “Oh!” replied the lady. "And did you see Mr. Jones?" “I did, mum,” came the answer; “wlv me own eyes. He says, ‘The lady’ll know. I lef a message at 'ome.' ” Plainly Mrs. Jones was perplexed The trickster felt he had nearly achieved his object. The lady's reply finally crushed him, however. “Well,” she answered, "all I can say is that Mr. Jones never had a dress suit, and for the past flve years he's been in Canada.” The grubby man bolted.—Answers DIGNIFIED. "What’s your name?" "MISS Susie Jones at present, sir." If He Only Knew. "I wish," wished the roan who waa always wishing for something or oth er, "I wish I knew the exact spot where I’m gonna die." "You're craxysaid his friend, "to make a wish like that Why, man. you'd worry and fret all your life If you knew where you are going to die.” "I would not Oee-whlx, I'd never go near the place!" Fooled Her. Young Wife—I think Charley Is en tirely too generous to bis relatives. Wife's Mother—What makes you think that, child? Young Wife—I asked him the other day, when 1 missed It, where bis fine gold watch was, and he said he had parted with It to hts uncle. What He Mesnt. Small Urchin (to the owner of the horse which ought to have been cat’s meat)—Does yer want to 'old ’lm, guvnor? The Owner—No, thanks. He won’t run away. Small Urchin—I didn’t mean to 'old ’lm fast sos he won't run away. I meant to ‘old 'lm so’s *e won’t drap. The Fatal Stop Automobile Salesman—And. what ever speed you may be going, when you put on this brake you stop In five yards—dead. Prospective Woman Purchaser— How dreadful! I’ve always thought they were so dangerous—Punch Not the Ufa of the Party. "You didn't seem to feel at home at your wife's fashionable party.” "To be honest," replied Mr. Cont rol. "I didn’t. I felt about as wel come as the ace of spades alongside of four small diamonds." Very True. Browne—Did you ever see a aaan. who really wanted the earth? Towne—Oh yea. Browne—Who was he? Towne—A first-class passenger on an ocean liner when he’s seasick. Nil Desperandum. "Things In general," said the pessi mistic theosophtst, "are very, very bad." "Oh. well," replied the optimlstio theosophist. cheerfully, "it’s all in a. lifetime; and, besides, there will be other lifetimes."—Puck. Novel Idee. 'And when I finish my career i shall become an aviator." "Why do you wleh to risk such dan ger. having such a brilliant future?” ‘ Why,* so as to rise.all the quicker.” -~ Severe Vocal Strain. First Office Boy—Wot makes yer no hoarse? Second Office Boy—De state o’ trade. I hev ter alt in de front office from 9 till 5 tellin' bill collectors do .boss is out.—Puck. Refuge in Silence. “You seem fond of moving pic tures?" "For a change.” replied Miss Cay enne. “It is one of the few forms of theatrical entertainment where you are sure there won’t be dialogue con taining profanity.” Somebody on the Job. Wise Fresh—No woman ever made a fool of sue. Senior—Who did? — Pennsylvania Punch Botfl. Watch Carefully the Child’s Diet Start Them Off Right With a flood Laxative and Then Watch Their Food. Mothers are often unconsciously very careless about the diet of their chUdren, forcing all to eat the same fooda The fact is that all foods do not agree alike with different persons. Hence, avoid what seems to constipate the child or to give it indigestion, and urge it to take more of what is quick ly digested. If the child shows a tendency to constipation it should Immediately be given a mild laxative to help the bow els. By this la not meant a physic or purgative, for these should never be given to children, nor anything like ■alts, pills, etc. What the child re quires la simply a small dose of the gentlest of medicines, such as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which, in the opinion of thousands of watchful moth ers, la the ideal remedy for any child showing a tendency to constipation. Bo many things can happen to a con stipated child that care la necessary. Colds, plies, headaohes. sleeplessness, and many other annoyances that chil dren should not have can usually be traced to constipation. Many of America's foremost families •re never without Syrup Pepsin, be cause one can never tell when some member of the family may need it, and all can use it. Thousands endorse ft. among them Mrs. M. E Patten, Valley Junction, Iowa who Is never without it in the house. Mrs. Patten No More "BUck Broth" fo<- Him. Among the forgotten dishea of tbe put waa the "black broth of Lace daemon." "What tbe Ingredients of this sable composition were," says a writer, "we cannot exactly ascertain. Doctor Lister (In 'Aplcjus') supposed it to hare been hog's blood. ... It could not be a very alluring mesa, since a citizen of Sybarls, having tasted It, declare^ It waa no longer a matter of astonishment with him why tbe Spartans were so fearless of death, since any one in bis senses would much rather die than exist on such execrable food." FACE BROKE OUT IN PIMPLES Kalis City, Neb—"My trouble began when 1 was about sixteen. My face broke out in little ptmplee at flrat They were red and sore and then be came Uke little bolls. I picked at my face continually and It made my face red and sore looking and then I would wake up at night and scratch it. It was a source of continual annoyance to me. as my face was always red and splotched and burned all the time. "I tried -, - and others, but 1 could find nothing to cure It 1 had been troubled about two years before 1 found Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I sent for a sample of Cuticura Soap and Ointment and tried them and 1 then bought some. 1 washed my face good with the Cuti cura Soap and hot water at night and then applied the Cuticura Oint ment In tbe morning I washed H off with the Cuticura Soap and hot water. In two days I noticed a de cided Improvement wblle in three weeks the cure waa complete." (Signed) Judd Knowles. Jan. 10. 1I1S. Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout‘the world. Sample of each free, with **-p. Skin Book Addrews poet card “Cuticura. Dept L, Boston."—Adv. Sympathy. He waa middle-aged and untraveled For forty-five years he had lived in the country. At last he made a trip to the city. There, for the first time In his life, he saw a schoolgirl go through her gymnastic exercises for the amuse ment of tbe little ones at homo. After gaslng at her with looks of Interest and oom passion for some time he asked a boy near If she had fits. •No,'' tbe boy replied. "Them's gymnastics." "Ah, how sad!" said the map. "How long has she had ’em?" Something Different. "Let us get up a piscatorial excur sion." “Can't do it. I’ve Just arranged to go on a fishing party.” Its Kind. "How do they propose to entertain the convention after business hours?" “I supposed with canned music." Strength »> Beauty Cora* With Dr. Fiatea'r Golden Medical Dbcovery mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm—m mmmmmmmmmmmm This to abioad olaaaaar and alterative that atarta tha liver and stomach la to vigorous actios. 'It thua assists tha body to manufacture rich rad blood which foada tha ha art nervm biais and organa of tha body. Tha organa work smoothly Ilka machinery running In oil. Too foal dean, strong and atronoooa instead of tired, weak and faint. Nowadays too can obtain Dr. Pierce's Golden Nodical Discovery .fckWfa. aa wall aa tha liquid form ‘ front all ctedisins daalara, or trial box of tebleta by mail, os receipt of Me. Address R.V. Pierce, N.D, Buffalo, N.T. [, In U—■ t«M *j Dnaimt. . RALPH M. PATTEN says that Syrup Pepsin has done wo* dera for her boy Ralph, who was coa stlpated from birth but is now doing tine. Naturally, she la enthuslastlo about It and wants other mothers to use It Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin ia sold by druggists at fifty casts sad one dollar a bottle, the latter size be tng bought by those who already know Its value, and It contains proportion ately more. Everyone likes Syrup Pepsin, as It la vary pleasant to the taste. It Is alee mild and non grlptng and free from In jurious Ingredients. Families wishing to try a free sam ple bottle can obtain It postpaid by ad dressing Dr. W. B Caldwell, 103 Weak Washington St, Montlcello, m. A pos tal card with your name and ad-dreg* on It will do. Enjoyment! "Do you get touch enjoyment out of the new dances?” they aaked the stout man of mellow yean "Enjoyment!” he echoed. "Watch me" Seising his partner tn a grip of Iron, be ambled to the right, kicked to the left, doubled bis knees, kicked all around, lunged, ahead, dipped to the rear, kicked eome more, took a abort run. beat a retreat, nicked a passing couple and tank down heavily. "Doesn't that 11 look like enjoy ment?” bo summered. Use for Old Umbrella Rods. The steel rods from old umbrella* maka fine plant support!. Disconnect them where they Join the upper part and also where the ring slips the han dle and you have a double rod to alip into your flower pots, and if they are painted gray they are unnotleeabie Some fellows are so clumsy that they can't eren talk without making | a break. ■■ ■ ■ . ' 111 Make the Liver 200 Farms Absolutely Free Wo will give away FREE of charge and without restrictions as to im provement or settlement aoo farm tracts of from 5 to 40 acres in Palm Beach County. #1,000 an acre is often made on similar land from winter vegetables alone and fortunes in grape fruit and oranges. This is the land of three crops a year, below the frost line; 365 growing days. The last day for registration is April* 30; 1914. Low excursion rates March 3rd, 17th, April 7th and April 21st. Writ* tor full particulars to Secretary, Chamber of Com merce, Lake Worth, Florida I OUICK SEUCT _I SOKE EYES ratgrrsr—js=s-., .wiey.T. I"lr.r..l..,=ai W. N. U, 8T.J.OUI8, NO. 8-1814.