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THE FORREST tITY HERALD.
'VOLUME I.
Th* Need of the Race fa Pure
Religion.
But I am afraid that we
lire like the Israellites who
Wandered in the Wilderness
for forty years, on ac
count of disobedience, and
failed to reach the promised
land. They made great
promises to God while they
were in Egypt, but failed to
keep them, and for their
wrong doings God visited
them with a calamity which
was to their great hurt.
We are in the evening of
our rorty years in the Wil
derness, and our mothers and
-fathers, like the Israellites,
made God great promises and
we their children have
failed to keep those promisee
and God is not pleased witli
us.
The only thing that pleases
God is pure and undifiled
religion.
A people without true re
ligion, are like a trap that is
set on triggers for the quail,
at any moment, is liable to
fall.
It has been well said
by some of the divine
writers, "Happy is that peo
ple whose God is the Lord,”
and if we would be a people
then of any note we must
serve God.
It pains me when I think
of the speed our people are
going from God and His
church, and with the veloci
ty we are going. Unless those
who have pure and undefiled
religion get in the gate-way
of distraction and cry repent,
our people are doomed to
death and distraction.
Christains, the church of
tomorrow is what the church
of today makes it.
Let us begin, and begin
now, to teach the youths of
today things that will raise
their aspirations heigher.
Teach them to lay aside envy,
hatred, and let
their motto be to serve God.
Right will always triumph.
The Lord will provide. "It
may not be your way, and it
may not be my way, and yet,
in his own way the Lord will
provide.” Let us aim high.
Virtue should be the founda
tion upon which every nation
should build.
W. 8. Sherrill.
The colored man is gradual
ly learning the road of pro
gress. We have taken spec
ial notice to hie move
ments in every way for quite
awhile. His character mor-
Ally is far better than he is
credited for. When we take
tinder consideration the evils
which the women are exposed
to and yet they make true and
noble wives. We are almost
at times ready to claiqi that
they are the noblest crea
tures that God ever blew
breath into. She muM go
and! cook, wash, iron, hoe,
alow., pick ebtton. clear land.
Devoted to Religious and Literary Work. Mbrro: “Never Give Up.”
Forrest City, St. Fiancis County, Arkansas, March 28, 1896.
in fact do most every thing
the men have to do and many
times without any protection.
No one fears to insult her.;
If she is insulted by the op
posite race she knows it will
do no good to make it known.
If she is insulted by men of
her own race, she still must
say nothing because the men
that should fly to her rescue
will begin to say if she had
not given some occasion she
would not have been insult
ed; hence she is worsted by
applying to such a one for
protection. But we see a
change being made along
this line. The colored man
is beginning to prize the
women as he should, to be
one of the greatest gift of
God's creation, and the day
will soon come that the ne
gro, like others, will lay
down his life to protect her
virtue. He is making won
derful progress in education,
In thirty years he has pro
duced men and women com
petent to fill most any posi
tion the civilized world has to
offer. Hie efforts now to own
and jcontrol property are
greater than ever before.
There are many, in spite of
low wages sand scarcity of
money, who are steadily in
creasing in wealth. Sixty
per cent, or more of the prop
erty owned by them now in
Forrest City has been accu
mulated in the last decade.
We know that the black
man has much to do to lift
himself above the prejudice
that now hnugs upon him,
but at the same time he must
and will not give up. He may
cease to work in politics and
spend more of his energy to
educate and own property,
which is far better, according
to our Judgment.
With such sentiment, as ex
pressed in the lines below, im
bued within his mind, the
negro will eventually wipe
out everyljvestige of disgrace
that he is now subjected to:
What are the thins that make men
great,
And help them to the front 1
Now solve this question and you will
Not always be the runt.
Tls virtue, sense, and money, too.
That makes him great and strong.
A man od nioShMNOt be great,
When wrong.
In vain you pout, lagntfn you fret,
About being raedgnized.
Unless you come to own these things
You'll always be despised.
If you desire to overcome
The troubled waves of life,
Let virtue be. your guiding post,
And wisdom be your wife.
And don't forget ths dimes and cents—
They make a happy home.
Now work and and getall three of these,
of these
And you will have a throne.

Olv* No Quarters.
Mr. Editor:
After reading your -well
edited paper, the Herald,
and learning its mission, I
Will say its naide signifies its
mission. A herald signifies to
proclaim, td cry aloud, or a
forerunner of some event or
another Heralds in ancient
after being quarantined five
weeks in the small pox dis
trict. He added quite a fea
ture to the circle Tuesday
night, telling the boys to
"walk to the line.”
Rev. John Jones made
many friends during his re
cent visit to our little city.
Call again Reverend, when
the weather will permit us to
enjoy our acquaintance bet
ter.
The Young People's Union
is still drawing large crowds
under the guidance of Mr.
Louis Davis.
The members of St. Paul
A. M. E. church choir are
preparing to give a concert
soon. ' The program con
sists of Solos, Duets, Chor
uses, Farces, Dramas, etc.
The proceeds are for a bene
fit.
Boys, you must be careful
or the "Man about Town”
will express some of his
thoughts.
For the benefit of them
that have failed to comply
with the above, the “Man
about Town” will make a few
mentionings :
He thinks that Everette
McC’hristians has been upset
in Oklahoma; that Tobe
Davis-is going south-again;
that some of the boys are
looking very lonely; that N. -
V. plays checkers too much;
thatE. W. Smith is going]
towards Oklahoma frequent
ly; that J. D. is about to
abandon his run south; that
W. E. Roaks has left town;
that all should subscribe for
the Herald, and oblige the
"Man About Town."
■>" 1 - o • — ■
Widener Heme.
! _ >
>
T have shown the Forrest
City He rald to several, both
1 white and colored. They are
well pleased with it in more
ways than one. My little
boy, Willie, never tryed to
. read a newspaper until he
i saw the Herald. My wife is
■ Just delighted over it.
Rev. G. W. Donnelly
preached a soul stirring ser
mon for us Sunday. He will
organize the M. E. Church
here Hie first Sunday in
Apilr. Everybody is invited
ous.
School Report.
Forrest City, Ark.,
March 20, 1896.
The following is a report
of the examination in gener
al average the studies taught
in Arithmetic, Grammar, U.
8. History, Geography and
Orthography, in the colored
public school of Forrest City
in Room "B.”
H. 1). Harrison, 851 per
cent; Richard Stevens, 771;
Eva Yates, 864; Thomas Fraz
ier, 75; Gertrude Young 764;
Cordelia Wilson, 74J; Hatlie
Clark, 75; Govan Biley, 751
Fanny Wilson, 75; Liily Bo
gan, 85; Reliford Reynolds,
75; Laura A. Webb, 761
Many others, whose names
do not appear in this issue
did exceedingly well. But
on an agreement among the
teachers no pupils’ name
should published except those
vMIo maide 75 percent or more
on general average.
days went before the king
and proclaimed his coming
and stood upon the watch
walls of Zion and cried aloud.
Now what is the mission of
the Herald! To proclaim.
Proclaim what? That intel
ligence and religion are ex
pected of every one. Arise,
be ready for this coming.
Mr. Editor, let us give no
quarters to ignorance. Though
he may retreat, yet we must
still pursue and fight the bat
tle until the blood cease to
circulate through our bodies.
But we must fight the bat
tle with pen and tongue. Let
every man stand in battle
array, while this white
winged messenger shall pro
claim our mission. We hope
every one will heed its cal
ling by coming forward and
subscribing for the Herald,
and by so doing you will
help to fight this battle that
is now waged against ignor
ance. Let every father and
mother see that their children
read and study the Herald.
For in its columns you will
find wisdom and knowledge.
Yours for education,
G. M. Thomason:
.*•*.
Wheatley Items.
Mr. H. L. Williams, of
Vineyard, Ark., visited
Wheatley Sunday and sub
scribed for the Herald.
M. R. Anderson, of Mem
phis, is visiting Miss N. A. E.
McDonnald.
On Saturday night, March,
21, about two snilea cast of
this place, an unknown white
man was killed by the train.
Mr. George Adkins died on
the 18th Inst, j _
Man About Town:
Rev. W. A. Blackwell. P.
E. of the A. M. E. Zion
church was in the city Sun
day and preached at the C.
M. E. church at 3 p. m.
Mrs. C. I). Potter, of Cot
ton Plant, was in the city
Wednesday on business.
The supper given at the
Masonic Hall Saturday night
by the Brinkley Cornet band
was a success. ,
The building fcf the C. W.
R. Academy is Hearing com
pletion and will be opened as
soon as the painters complete
their part of the work. J. 8.
Mullinax is doing the finish
ing touches.
Owing to the heavy rains
on last Sabbath, Rev. J.
Jones was unable to hold
quarterly servkes. He was
greeted with an overflowing
crowd on Monday night and
S reached a powerful sermon,
nisbing up the unfinished
part of the business. The
reporta showed that Rev.
Dobson and hfo good people
are doing a grand work.
Mr. W. M. Porter deserves
great credit for the band
which has lately been organ
ized and which has so suc
cessfully pushed to the front
throtigh his leadership.
W. M. Wdodson is again
circulating airton ahis friends
F i mt e r 3
pEnhanShip OSTS.
March 25, 1896.
Mr. Editor:— , (
You will please allow me
to say to patrons and friends,
that my Pen Art School is
still in session at the M. E.‘
Church. The contest for a
prize took place today. The
one writing ten lines with the
best form, position and speed
was entitled to the gift.
Rev. J. M. Suggs made it
through in 2 min. Mrs. M. J.
Barker, 3 min. Miss A. G..
Bolden, 34 min. but under the
excitement wrote 11 lines
making a tie as 2d best with
Mrs. Barker. We had quite
a host of visitors, many of
the delegates to the A. JI. E.
Conference poured in upon us.
They made it very pleasant
lor us by contributing speacb
es of words of encouragement.'
we trust they may call again.
Our pupils are getting along
nicely, many of them write
three times faster now than
when we started, and a like,
improvement has been made
on forms ami so forth.
J. C. Cole,
Teacher and Card Writer '
Man's Duty to (jrow.
Cm ter Point, Ark.
March 18, 1896.
Editor Herald:— ,
Please allow me space in.
your paper. God has placed us
here to grow just as he has
placed the trees and flowers
The trees and flo wets grow,
unconsciously and by nd
effort of their own; man. too,
! grows uneonciously, and is
educated by circumstances.
He directs the course of his
life; he can educate himself’;
he can by effort and thought
acquire knowledge, become
accomplished, refined and.
purify his nature, develop
] his powers, strengthen hk
i character. He can do it and
] lie ought to do it. Christian
teachers often neglect to in
leulcate this duty of self cul
ture. It is plainly taught by
I Christ in the Gospels. The
parable of the talent and of
the pound, both teach that it
|is not enough to render back
Ito our Master what we have
received, but must bring
I back more than we receiver
that is, we must add some
thing by our own industry
and fidelity to what God en
trusts to ns. We are his Stew
ards. The parable of the tai
ent teaches the law of respon
sibility.
The pound retribution.
The first shows that thy
more we receive, the more
we are bound to do. Those
who have two talents must
bring in two more, and those
who have five, must bring
more. »
This progress is not accord
ing to arithmetical but geo
metrical progression.
Constantly adding success
to the Herald.
Rev. A. T. Stephens,
Centerpoint, Ark»
We are glad to say that our
colored photographer, Bry
ant, is getting liberal patron
age in Forrest City, and is
giving complete saiisfactiou.
District Conference ant?
its able men next {issue ‘

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