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COLORED DRIVER
KILLS SI. LOUIS
WHiTE LAD
Eleven-YeaisOld Youth Collides
-w With Machine—Driver
Gives Bond
St. Louis, Mo.—Louis J eyerich,
11 years old, 10 North Gra> : avenue,
son of Mr. and Mrs. ..oais . Weye
rich, was killed when a i.oycle he
was riding collided with r automo
L bile delivery truck at l a ron and
I Theresa avenues at 3:45 o " >ck yes
terday afternoon
The auto delivery true v as owned
and driven by Cornelius Hughes,
[ 4010A West Belle place. He was ar
Tested and is held for the coroner at
K tho Laclede Avenue Police Station.
He said the accident was unavoid
able.
Hughes was driving west on Law
ton avenue. The Weyerich boys, also
going west on Lawton, turned and at
tempted to go north into Theresa
when the auto struck him. He was
killed almost instantly.
The boy was taken by Hughes to
the office of Doctors A. J. Raembonck
and Andrew C. Henke, in the neigh
1>orko«*d. The doctors pronounced
* him dead. The body was removed
to the morgue.
Witnesses said that the accident
was unavoidable. The boy turned
the bicycle directly in front of the
automobile, and the driver, though
. applying the safety brakes, it was
[ said, was unable to avoid a collision.
THEATER DISCRIMINATES
AGAINST COLORED MAN
MANAGER PUT IN JAIL.
A. L. Donald and another colored
man bought tickets at the Franklin
theater on 31st street last Thursday
night, and when they presented the
i tickets to the manager he refused to
\ admit them. The next day they ap
I plied at the Mur.#* pal Court, 35th
■ and Halsted streets, for a warrant,
ft which was granted. The manager
B was arrested and could not furnish
H bond and was locked in jail all night.
At the hearing of the case he asked
- add {lie matter \va&
transferred to the City Hall. The
case will be heard by Judge Trude
next week.
RACE PEOPLE
WORKING FOR OWN
ADVANCEMENT
Colored Fair Exhibit One of the
Greatest Events Held
in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Tenn. — Those who
have not visited the department of
colored schools at the fair ought to
do so and see for themselves what
these people are doing for themselves
and for their children. The display
is remarkable and is entitled to the
highest commendation. Every tax
payer who is interested in what be
comes of his money will be satisfied
after visiting the colored building that
that part of it that is being devoted
to colored education is well invested.
It is due these people, too, that white
citizens see this display and thus have
an ocular demonstration of the fact
that Vhile a great many colored folk
ge+ ;nto the police and criminal courts
there is a larger and constantly in
creasing class of them who are work
in^ for their own advancement and
the improvement of their race, un
noticed and without any sort of noisy
demonstration. There is a bit of pathos
in what one of the teachers said to
this writer: “It is a pity that our
white friends should so often judge us
by the police reports and not by the
records of our schools.” These col
ored folk are modestly working out
their own salvation, and they are en
titled to sympathy and help.
IVIT- VERNON, ILL., NEWS.
By R. Louise Helm.
Rt v. VS . H. Parker will leave Tues
day for the annual conference which
will convene at Champaign, 111.
Xhe W. H. M. and the Stewardess
■ Boards will give a banquet in his hon
or at the residence of Mrs. Joe Tandy
Monday evening, Oct. 30.
Sunday was rally day at the A. M.
E Zion church. At 11 a. m. the pas
tor Rev. Seeley, spoke to his audience.
At’3 P- m- Rey> W- H' Parker fill?d
the pulpit and preached a soul stir
ring sermon. They were blessed both
anintumly and financially.
The Feast in the Wilderness, given
.lie A. M. i Zion church last Sat
urday 1 ' ' lccess. All
present report a jolly time.
1 ReT w. P. Washington, former pas
• of* ti,( St church,
,bis resignation Sunday after
red I?ev. Washing* on has done
Iork fo We re
y much to have him leave.us.
T^T COURT RECORD
^ iRT FAMILY
iS WHITE.
New Orleans Railroad Man Fights
Ra<|^ Designation.
New Orleans, La.—Frank H. Jou
bert, general manager of the Public
Belt railroad, and seven other mem
bers of the Joubert family, today filed
a petition in civil court here for a
mandamus to compel a change of the
board of health records wherein the
Jouberts are alleged to be recorded
as of Colored ancestry. The petition
claims certain records were filed by
persons not members of the family
and at the time of filing made no men
tion of race, and that the abbrevia
tion “col.” later was written into the
records.
Five employes of the Public Belt
recently filed a petition for a man
damus to compel the registrar of elec
tions to strike Frank Joubert’s name
from the white registration list. Jou
bert, a few days later, filed charges
of criminal libel against forty-three
employes of the Public Belt, includ
ing signers of the mandamus suit and
signers of a 'petition to Mayor Behr
man to have Joubert dismissed from
the Public Belt service. Joubert filed
similar charges against Henry Lan
auze, recorder of births and mar
riages for the city board of health.
THREE MEN
ARRESTED FOR
SHOOTING
UP HOME
Oklahoma Farmer Threatened
When He Hires Colored Help
In Cotton Fields.
Lawton, Okla.—Night riders evi
dently are plying their trade in south
western Oklahoma because farmers
are employing colored help in caring
for their cotton crops.
Cecil Mattoon, a farmer living 2'»
miles northwest of Lawton, receive !
threats from men opposing colored
labor, and when he refused to dis
charge them. their’lTo+i TM him to >*■
ware of the consequences.
Near midnight he was awakened by
a volley of shots from shotguns and
rifles that was being poured into hi
home and also his garage, whe e the
colored men and two women wer
quartered.
Many shots entered the home, two
of them inflicting slight flesh wounds
in the body of Mrs. Mattoon.
Sheriff Tom Richardson sent a num
ber of his deputies to the Mattoon
farm and they held an investigation
resulting in the arrest of three men.
EIGHTH REGIMENT
RETURNS SATURDAY
Soldier Boys Glad to Welcome
the Town.
Big Welcome in Store for the
Soldiers.
The “8th” will return to Chicago
Saturday morning. It will be a sort
of a fifty-fifty welcome. The boys
will gladly welcome the town, and
the town citizens will warmly wel
come the boys. A grand reception
(including a feed) has been prepared
by the leading citizens of the town,
both white and colored. A citizens’
committee will meet them at the
station and march with them through
the loop district, and will disband
at 12th street. The soldiers will then
finish the hike to their armory, 35th
street and Forest avenue, where
vitals of all sorts will await them.
Chickens, chops, and chittlings, and
lots of other good things. It is ex
pected that many will be so glad to
be in “dear old Chi” again, which is
“so different” from Texas, that they
will ignore everything but “the
stroll”—State street.
VOTE SUFFRAGAN
OFFICETO NEGRO
Episcopalian Deputies Give Rec
ognition to Colored Men
of South.
By the Rev. W. B. Norton.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 26—(Special).
—Southerners, some stating their
fathers were slaveholders, made such
a fervent plea for the rights of the
Negro that the house of deputies of
the general convention of the Prot
estant Episcopal Church voted today
to provide for the election of Negro
suffragan bishops. The canon will
have to be approved by the house of
bishops.
The Rev. R. E. Boykin of Bruns
wick, Ga., advocated provision for the
election of a Negro bishop with full
Episcopalifih powers instead of a suf
fragan bishop "My father was a
slaveholder he said, but I love the
Negroes, i kiss the Negro babies
when I baptize th«m just as I do
white babies.”
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FOURTEENTH ANNUAL RECEPTION
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In Honor of Queen Esther Circle of Olivet Baptist Church.
The fourteenth annual reception
given in honor of the Ladies of Queen
Esther Circle of Olivet Baptist church,
27th and Dearborn, occurred on last
Tuesday evening, October 24th, in the
Sunday School auditorium of the
church. In spite of the inclemency
of the weather there was the usual
crowd of the Circle and the invited
guests to keep up the splendid repu
tation of this social side of congrega
tion of this large and influential re
ligious body of Christian men and
women of Chicago. The audience
room was most beautifully decorated
and the tables all filled with pretty
vases full of cut flowers, which had
the appearance of cheerfulness, pros
perity, love, affection and sympathetic
feelings from one to another. Prompt
ly at 9 o’clock the master of cere
monies, Rev. J. M. Higginbothan, gave
a brief history of the origin of the
Circle and the valuable and powerful
aid which it renders to the church in
its every effort in keeping up the
social as well as the spiritual spirit
of the Olivet Baptist church and its
members. The vast audience was
seated at one of the most elaborate
banquets that could have been had in
any hotel or club room in Chicago or
New York. Dr. L. K. William, the
most eloquent pulpit orator of the
United States, was introduced to in
voke divine blessing.
The guests lost no time in enjoying
all the good things which had been
prepared for them to consume by the
managing committee. After they had
eaten all they wanted, the toastmas
ter, Mr. Higginbothan, called upon
different persons whose names ap
peared upon the program, who in brief
remarks made the fourteenth annual
banquet famous in the minds of all
those who were fortunate enough to
be present.
The program was as follows:
Program.
Invocation.L. K. Williams, D. D.
Master of Ceremonies.
.Rev. J. M. Higginbothan
fn^t) umental Solo.. Miss Bertha Smith
Select Reading.Mr. T. Terrell
Welcome to the Pastor.
.Mrs. J. Williams, Pres.
Vocal Solo.Pauline James Lee
Rcm.M’ka._jJjg. M, Dlshop^ Sg$jL
t«n “The Work of the Circle.”
Vocal Solo.. . .Madam Myrtle Winfrey
Miss Kathlyn Oliver, Accompanist
The Menu.
This banquet was served by regular
skilled caterers of the race.
Salted Almonds
Reception Flakes
Queen Olives Midget Pickles
Chicken Salad
Dainty Finger Rolls
Coffee
Delicious Ice Cream—Red, White and
Blue
Fancy Assorted Cakes
Chocolate Bon Bons
After Dinner Mints
The following are officers and mem
bers of the club:
Rev. J. M. Higginbothan, B. F.
Smith, David Bishop, G. W. Hopson,
Geo. W. Collier, D.- R. Tyler, J. H.
Walker, Walter Green, Jas. Chapman,
Emmett Mimms, A. T. Kay,, Frank
Franklin, Wm. E. King, Douglas Will
iams, William Smith, Thomas Davie,
L. Perry, Wm. Ramsey, Geo. Thomas,
H. W. Byrd, H. G. Evans, J. W. Will
iams, E. H. Fort, David McCombs,
James Garth, Robert Hayes, George
A. Bell.
The ladies present and the costumes
which they wore:
Little Josephine Green, lavendar
and white satin.
Miss Bertha Smith, white net, taf
feta trimmings.
Mrs. Geo. Burton, imported black
lace and chiffon; wore flowers.
Mrs. Dollie Butler, black crepe de
chine, georgette crepe trimmings.
Mrs. E. Henderson, imported crepe,
with chiffon trimmings.
Miss K. Oliver, white taffeta silk.
Mrs. Keith, white hand embroidered
mull with Valenciennes trimmings.
Mrs. L. Wallace, Alice blue taffeta,
chiffon trimmings.
Mrs. Nora Washington, blue messa
line satin with gold trimmings.
Mrs. T. B. Walker, black marqui
sette over pink satin, with jet trim
mings.
Mrs. Anna Lyles, black crepe de
chine, silver trimmings.
Mrs. Nancy Sumlin, pea green taf
feta, with Venetian lace overdress.
Margaret E. Barber, blue satin and
chiffon, with pearl trimmings.
Mrs. Geo. W. Trice, imported orange
chiffon.
Mrs. Octavia Thomas, black span
gled net over green crepe de chine,
with jet trimmings.
Miss Ivy McKinney, tan taffeta with
cut steel trimmings.
Mrs. D. Dean, shadow lace waist,
satin skirt.
Mrs. K. Steele, blue marquisette.
Mrs. A. Know, white embroidery.
Mrs. E. Ellis, champagne poplin.
Mrs. W. M. Smith, gray messaline,
chiffon trimmings.
Miss Q. Davis, black net trimmed in
gold.
Mrs. G. W. Neighbors, blue and
white silk meteor.
Mrs. D. D. Berry, white lace over
pink satin.
Mrs. R. B. Vincent, white net over
blue satin.
Mrs. D. Hamilton, grey silk.
Mrs. France, blue chiffon with real
lace, wore diamonds.
Mrs. Lula Tillman, blue chiffon.
Mrs. Maggie Bell, black satin.
Mrs. M. White, black taffeta.
Mrs. A. Lewis, white marquisette.
Mrs. Tish Hopson, grey crepe de
chine, real lace trimmings.
Mrs. Susan White, waite linen with
hand embroidery.
Miss Salunds, orange taffeta with
oriental lace.
Mrs. Nancy Green, black chiffon ;
over black silk; wote flowers.
Mrs. Mary Macbeth, embroidered
net, pink sash.
Miss Grace Galloway, wine colored
satin.
Mrs. I. Williams, blue chiffon over
blue satin, silver trimmings.
Mrs. Jennie Williams, blue chiffon
over charmeuse.
Mrs. Lucy Jones, black tulle over
black charmeuse, with orange girdle.
Miss E. Deusbury, white georgette
crepe waist, broadcloth skirt.
Mrs. Steve Griffin, white imported
lace with messaline trimmings.
Mrs. Geo. Duncan, gray messaline
with jet trimmings.
Mrs. J. Densmore', blue crepe de
chine, with gold trimmings.
Mrs. Laura Gillespie, white broad
cloth trimmed in fur.
Mrs. I. G. Williams, green taffeta,
georgette crepe.
Mrs. J. H. Gordon, black spangle net
over black satin.
Mrs. B. Fantroy, white icrepe de
chine.
Mrs. Mattie Bell, black crepe de
chine.
Mrs. Mary Williams, cream .broad
cloth.
Mrs. Sue Philips, black lace over
green silk.
Mrs. Georgiana Youille, lilac a.nd
white satin writh gold lace. * ,
Mrs. S. B. House, blue marquisette
with spangle trimming.
Mrs. P. A. Glanton, grey silk and
white satin.
Mrs. Birdie R. Betts, white chiffon
over satin, shadow lace.
Mrs. Willa English, green satin;
chiffon sleeves.
Mrs. G. J. Scott, blue chiffon taf
feta.
Mrs. Laura Edding, white embroi
dered organdie.
Mrs. Wilie Fort, cream chiffon over
satin.
Nettie Nuby,. grej crepe de chine
with blue trimming!. ’
Mrs. B. C. Hicks, lace and broad
cloth.
Mrs. J. Hayes, charmeuse and green
velvet.
Mrs. L. A. Dixon, grey silk batiste
and fur trimmings.
Mrs. M. Bishop, blue chiffon over
silk, with marabou trimmings.
Mrs. F. Baxter, crepe de chine and
broadcloth.
Mrs. L. W. Moore, pink crepe de
chine.
Mrs. Grace Nims, grey crepe de
chine trimmed with panne velvet.
Mrs. Lucile A. Brown, white em
broidered net over blue satin.
Mrs. L. H. D. Lee, grey crepe de
chine with lace and silver trimming.
Mrs. Frank Franklin, silk net over
mustard colored crepe; wore diamonds
and pearls.
Mrs. D. Green, faille silk with mar
abou trimmings; wore diamonds and
pearls.
Mrs. James Fisher, embroidered
chiffon over canary colored satin,
king’s blue trimmings; wore pearls.
Mrs. Dr. I. K. Williams, white and
blue imported crepe, blue satin trim
mings.
Mrs. Mildred Williams, blue taffeta,
georgette crepe with white lace trim
mings.
Mrs. Bessie Garth, salmon chiffon
over white silk, with marabou trim
ming.
Mme. Blanch Payton, red marqui
sette over lavender and gold trim
mings.
Mrs. W. R. Ramsey, black accor
dion pleated marquisette over yellow,
gold lace.
Mme. Myrtle Winfrew, white char
meuse, black spangle net and gold
lace.
Mrs. Addie B. Seeney, blue taffeta
hand painted bodice and marabou
trimmings.
Mrs. Julia McCombs, blue charmeuse
crepe overdress trimmed with panne
velvet.
PROPOSING WITH A SPLASH
To Break Jar Over Girl's Head Is
Avowal of Love Among
Tarascans.
The land of the Tarascans lies due
west of the City of Mexico, and here
the natives retain many of their prac
tices which were well established when
the Spaniards first landed at Vera
Cruz. Here is the accepted method
of courtship, for example:
The lover goes to the spring where
the object of his affections is accus
tomed to fill her water jar. He holds
her shawl until she accepts him, and
then, with a stick, he breaks the jar
which she holds on her head and gives
her a betrothal baptism of water.
According to P escott, the Taras
cans had a Noah, called Trezpi, who
escaped from a great flood in a boat
laden with anin <. Instead of a dove,
Trezpi sent out a vulture first and
then a hummingbird, according to the
legend.
The Tarascans once possessed the
secret of tempering copper, an art
now lost to the world. National Geo
graphic Magazine,
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PUBLIC SCHOOL
Use Book Written by Colored
Man—Many Endorse
Its Value.
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 25.—For the
first time in the history of the South
a book of general literature written
by a Negro author is being used in
the Negro public schools as a text
book under the authority of a board
of education. This has taken place
in Memphis, Tenn. The book that is
being thus used is called “Life’s De
mands, or According to Law,” by
Sutton E. Griggs. By a unanimous
vote, upon the recommendation of
the city superintendent of education,
Dr. A. A. Kincannon, the Memphis
Board of Education, composed wholly
of Southern white men approved of
the book as a supplemental reader.
All of the principals of the Negro
schools have entered heartily into the
matter. They are glad that they can
at last teach out of a book written
by a Negro. They feel that they in
spirational effect of this fact will be
great. The presidents of several of
the leading colleges of the South
have decided upon the use of the
book and others have written to take
the matter under advisement.
While the book can be studied with
profit by the young, it is also a work
that challenges the attention of the
most thoughtful. A complete revolu
tion in the life and status of the Ne
gro race is predicted if the race at
large reads, studies and follows the
teachings qf the book.
Capt. Eabney M. Scales, a noted
attorney "of. Memphis, president of the
Confederate Historical Society, says
of the teachings of the boqk: “It
impresses me as an irresistible ap
peal to the intelligent class of the
race, and if it can be extensively
placed in these hands—the thought
ful men and women of this age—it
must produce excellent results, such
as will reach far into the future gen
erations. It is well worth the con
sideration of the white as well as the
Negro race.”
Mrs. George M. Matthews, one of
the most Widely known white women
of Chicago, has expressed the opin
ion that the book is destined to
change the thought of the age.
AT THE IMPERIAL BUILDING.
The Hon. Edward D. Green, chair
man of the colored bureau of the Re
publican State Central Committee, is
now comfortably located at 312 South
Clark street in the Imperial building
where he is directing a big campaign
for the entire Republican ticket.
There are other buildings besides the
Conway property which is owned by
Marshall Field’s estate in Chicago.
SERGT. CHARLES W. SHERLOCK,
ILLINOIS INFANTRY.
Charles W. Sherlock, the bright, in
telligent and progressive son of Hon.
Charles S. Sherlock of 1118 E. 21st
street, has returned from the border
where he was ordered out with the
First Regiment to the border to de
fend the flag of his country, looking
the picture of health, and has resumed
his position with the firm of John
Magunis & Co. This young man is
an exception to the general run of
young men who have a longing for
soldiers’ life, while he has reached
his majority, there is no place or
anybody else in the whole wide world
to young Sherlock as his parents and
the splendid home-training which that
dutiful mother and patriotic father
prepared for him, from childhood up
to maturity which he so much ap
preciates, and shows that appreciation
of his early training by paying homage
to his mother, father and sister, by
making them his companions and as
sociates of his leisure time.
ASSERTS MUSIC IS A TONIC
Physician Claims It May Be Used With
Much Benefit in Treatment of
Consumption.
In urging the value of music as a'
treatment for consumption, Dr. Thom
as J. Mays of Philadelphia asserted
in an article in the New York Medi
cal Journal that it seems probable by
far the larger number of cases will
receive benefit from those forms that
are in major keys.
“For,” he adds, “it is a patent fact
that, no matter how cheerful and
elated patients of this kind may seem
to be, in their lonely moments there is
nearly always present an undercur
rent feeling of tribulation and oppres
sion.”
“Major music,” writes Doctor Mays,
“is a tonic to the emotions, at least in
moderate quantities, and wakes joy,
animation, hope, happiness and coui>
age, and its action may be compared
to that of a tonic or stimulant dose of
strychnine or quinine, while minor mu
sic depresses emotional activity, the
action of which is analogous to that
of a bromide or of a sleeping potion.”
To the objection that most lullabies
are written in major keys, Doctor
Mays answers that sleeplessness is
generally due to a subnormal mental
or nervous state, so that toning up or
elevating is more likely to cause sleep
than is further depression.
Retribution.
There was a youth in our town who
posed as quite a wit; and when a
question he was asked, he always an
swered, “Nit.” One day he met his
Waterloo in a maiden dressed in pink;
he asked if she would marry him—she
answered, “I don’t think.”
t J
if.--—a
MISS PAULINE JAMES LEE.
Graduate of the American Con
servatory of Music, Chicago.
Gifted Contralto Soloist and
Rising Young Musician of Great
Promise.
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Chicago.—During the recent session
of the Chicago conference of the Afri
can Methodist Episcopal church held
in this city Miss Pauline James Lee
won the admiration of the large audi
ences at the eonference as a musician.
She was pronounced as one of the
best contralto soloists of the race. She
is one of the youngest singers to ap
pear before a great assemblage here,
but her work takes the first rank.
Her early preparation’ for literary
work was begun in the public schools,
where her wonderful musical voice
was noted by her teachers.
After finishing the public school
course Miss Lee entered the America#
Conservatory of i.Iusic, Kimball "GaTfT
in this city, where she graduated from
piano, pipe organ and public school
music as a contralto soloist, being a
pupil of Mme. Azalia Hackley, who is
well known the country over. This
modest young woman has won her
way to the front step by step.
Miss Lee was assisted in furnishing
music for the recent conference by the
Institutional church choir—Mrs. T. A.
Smythe, soprano; W. C. Buckner, bass,
and twenty-eight other musicians. Her
debut as a public singer was made re
cently in Washington, where she ap
peared before an audience of 2,000.
The Washington Bee in speaking of
her says, “Her contralto voice is rich,
full and resonant and is under excel
lent control, so that in the most difficult
arias she seems not to extend herself
to the limit of her wonderful vocal
powers.”
Miss Lee represents the possibilities
of the young women who will take the
time to prepare for their work. She
holds four diplomas from the Ameri
can Conservatory of Music, and she is
modest, refined and cultured. She is
educated to and not away from her
people. She is a Christian young wo
man, who is spending her talent for
religious uplift.
From Washington she appeared in a
concert In New York at the Music
School settlement. Some of the best
musicians of the race as well as other
races heard her and were loud in their
praises of her wonderful voice and the
ability to control it
Miss Lee will devote her time to mu
sic and in helping her people, especial
ly the young women. Her aim is to in
spire the young girls to seek higher
things in life. She believes that it is
possible for our race to produce more
women like Jennie Lynn, Flora Bat
son, the Hyers sisters and many others
of like note living and dead. She is at
present active in the Institutional
church here. Bishop Coppin is loud in
his praise of her good work.
WELL MANAGED SCHOOL.
The Charlotte (N. C.) Sunday Observer
Commends Training School Work.
Professor James E. Shephard, presi
dent of the National Training school
of Durham, has called a conference of
Negro educators on Nov. 21 and 24 to
be participated in by heads of univer
sities, colleges and secondary schools
for the training of colored youths in
the United States. These will be the
guests of the institution at Durham.
A number of set subjects will be dis
cussed to the end that the actual con
ditions and needs of schools devoted
to the education of colored youths
may be accomplished. The manage
ment of the Durham institution is one
of the mott progressive in the south,
and lasting good ought to come out of
the proposed conference.
Mount Moriah Palatium Hear Sermon.
’Members of the Mount Moriah Pala
tium, No. 12, Royal House of Media,
turned out in a body on Sunday, Oct.
15, at the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion
church, Pittsburgh, the occasion being
the annual religious public service
the order. Royal Prelate George L.
Ftsher presided.
TAG DAY OB
SERVED BY COL
ORED OLD FOLKS
Public Contributed Liberally to
This Refuge for Aged
Colored People.
Columbus, Ohio.—The colored peo- 1 ^
pie of Columbus had a tag day Sat
urday, October 14, and all of the col
lections will be turned into a fund
for the maintenance of the Old Folks’
Home, which was opened on Ohio 1
avenue by Mrs. Isabelle Ridgeway on * \
September 15, 1912. Since that time ’ \
the home has been kept open through '
voluntary subscription and penny .a '
boxes in different locations. 1
Having been brought in contact with
aged and infirm people of the colored . \
race, with no relatives on whom to t
depend, Mrs. Ridgeway conceived the \
idea of providing a home for such de
pendents. After a long time she suc
ceeded in getting possession of the
small house of four rooms iu which
she started the philanthropic work. ^ ^
The first inmates, who^ had lOBgp * •
passed the three score, years and tenf
are still in the home. ' Of this worlft
Columbus people know little,, but it
.is so worthy that it is worth while to
tell something orwhat is being done.
What Is Accomplished.
Mrs. E. W. Moore of 986 Frankline
avenue, who is familiar with the aq
tivities and the needs of the Old Folks’,
Home, says: '
“Of the inmates best known in Co
lumbus I may mention Eli Bailey, over
100 years old, a noted cook at the
Neil House before the civil war; May
Jane Wight, better known to the citi
zens of Columbus as ‘Aunt Mary,’
weighing 400 pounds, and quite help
less; Sarah Smith, 82, from Dublip,
Ohio—all of whom have served their
day ar^- g^ncr"+-;r*' w- ite and
colored wi redji.
“One cap imagine tl ggle
assary to keep .e -
comfor t»le and with prnnei
when the financ. ■ • lo sc .ne mtP:
ly fror • - . . _1; mx4^
placed in the Jiomes of the Jk-.wfod
people of thi$."-city, and sytffttl dona
tions from gny who couJ®-flli inter
ested. #
“As the home and* its true purpose* /
became better k own a - \m ii ' M
the interes
’.m " *h* "■ j
nics with the old folks’ rei *x‘
empty pantry sb being at least
partly filled.
“A few months ago the Union Be
nevolent Society turned over to the
trustees $449.12 and three lots, which
were invested in the new home at
155 Twenty-first street, and for which #
$5,000 is asked to clear it from debt.
“This home was incorporated March
30, 1916, and is endorsed by the state
board of charities. This indebtedness
on the home forces an appeal to the
public after persistent effort on the
part of the colored people, and it is
earnestly hoped that the public will
rally most liberally to this worthy and
necessary institution. With the debt
lifted the doors can again be thrown
open to many who are longing and
waiting for a home in which to pass
the lonely eventide of life.”
CHAIRMAN MOSELEY EX
TENDS THANKS.
As chairman of the Executive Com
mittee of the General Committee, en
gaged in arranging a fitting reception
on the return to the city of the mem
bers of the Eighth Illinois National
Guard, I wish to herewith thank all of
those who contributed to these ex
penses and the cheerful manner in
which the request for aid was complied
with: Hon. Judge Edw. T. Wade, Hon.
Judge John J. Sullivan, Hon. Judge
Sheridan E. Fry, Hon. Judge Jos. La
Buy, Hon. Judge John Gibbons, Hon.
Judge Chas. M. Thomson, Hon. Judge
Wm. Fenimore Cooper, Hon. Judge
Jesse A. Baldwin, Hon. Judge Lock
wood Honore; and also those others
who have promised to assist—Hon.
Judge Henry Horner, Hon. Judge
Theodore Brentano, Hon. Judge Jos.
B. David, Hon. Judge Harry M. Fish
er, Hon. Judge Oscar M. Torrison.
I am sure that the members of the
Eighth Regiment and the citizens of
Chicago generally are very proud of
the spirit actuating the men that
made it possible to give to the Eighth
such a rousing and warm welcome
as they received today.
Again thanking all on behalf of the
committee, who participated or con
tributed in these festivities, I am
Very gratefully,
BEAUREGARD F. MOSELEY,
Chairman Executive Committee.
WENDELL PHILLIPS SET
TLEMENT HOUSE DAM
AGED BY FIRE.
There was much excitement around
2009 Walnut street last Sunday when
a fire started at Wendell Phillips Set
tlement, and had burned for two hours
before it was discovered. Serious
damages resulted from the fire to the
amount of $900.
The alarm was given by a bulldog
owned by Mrs. Cone, who barked so
long and loud that the head resident’s
attention was called to the dog’s ac
tions, who seemed to have all but
spoken to her about the lire.
The settlement has been doing good
work in the neighborhood and
throughout the city, and cb.s i ~s by
fire will be a great setback to the
work of the settlement.

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