state, be so applied as to make the
colored people more dependent and
subjects of greater persecution than
we now have to endure. The laws for
the protection of humanity condemn
all schemes devised by the stronger
element of society to oppress the weak.
Therefore we protest against this pro
posed amendment, which we believe
has for its intent to deprive the col
ored people of Maryland of civil and
political liberty and to close the door
of hope against us as a race.”
After stating that the colored people
of Maryland pay taxes on 6ver $4,000,-
000 worth of real estate the address
“We therefore urge upon the voters
of all nationalities and party affilia
tions in the state to consider our pro
test in the light of fairness and jus
Retired on a Pension.
James Williams, well known in Afro-
American church circles and fraternal
societies, who died recently at his
home in Westbury, X. V.. was in the
employ of J. Pierpont Morgan for
about thirty years. For his faithful
services he was retired on a pension.
He was among the most prominent
members of Bethel A. M. E. church.
New York city, and the oldest local
preacher in the New York conference
and during his active life rendered
both his church and the denomination
William H. Ellis Humiliated.
It Is reported that William H. Kills
of Mexico and New York got into a
lively mixup recently with a Pullman
car conductor while en route from
Mexico to New York. When the traiu
reached the state of Texas Mr. Ellis
was ordered into the Jim crow car.
He compiled with Sheriff Williams’ re
quest, but gave notice that he would
apply to the courts for legal redress.
Mr. Ellis’ career for the past ten years
has been of a stormy and exciting na
MILLION WOMEN IN LINE.
Great Work of Mies Burroughs, Who
Knows How to Get Results.
Miss Nannie H. Burroughs is one of
the most forceful characters in Afro-
American public life today, full of
good works and alinsdeeds. She is the
corresponding secretary of the wo
man’s convention auxiliary to the na
tional Baptist convention at Louisville,
Ky., and also secretary of the Doug
lass Improvement company. Eight
years ago she was elected to the for
mer position. Prior to this time futile
attempts had been made to get the
Baptist women of the country togeth
er. In eight short years Miss Bur
roughs has welded into line quite a
million women, and today the conven
tion of which she is corresponding sec
retary is the largest of its kind on the
American continent. This woman has
learned that there is great power in
organization, and then she has also
learned how to get results by making
people do things. In discussing the
matter recently Miss Burroughs said:
“During 1909 we must—
“ Build a $2,900 mission home at
Cape To\» n. South Africa.
“Support Miss Jeanle G. Zomtunzi, a
teacher at Middledrift, South Africa.
“Keep two African girls in school
“Contribute to the education of sev
eral African boys.
“Contribute to the general work of
the foreign mission board.
“Build a $75,000 training school for
women and girls.
THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO
•‘Support a woman missionary in me
“Labor more earnestly for the moral.
Intellectual and spiritual uplift of wo
men and girls throughout this coun
Perhaps the most stupendous of these
undertakings is that of building the
great training school at Washington.
Miss Burroughs urged her organiza
tion to attempt this work, and it is
Indeed gratifying to note that they
have nearly finished paying for a six
acre tract of land in the District of
Columbia and will begin building in a
few months. This is the first time that
our women have attempted to help
MISS NANNIE H. BURROUGHS.
themselves on such a larire scale, and
tt is reasonable to believe that their
efforts will be encouraged by thou
sands of people who believe in helping
those who first try to help them
The Douglass Improvement com
pany. of which Miss Burroughs is sec
retary, is portraying In pictures and
calendars the higher life of the race.
Hundreds of business men are tak
ing to the idea, and the indications
are that the calendar business of this
company next year will run high in
the thousands. Companies that bur
lesque our race by making hideous pic
tures will find a decrease in their busi
ness if the Douglass improvement
company keeps up its high standard.
All this constructive work that
means so much to the race is being
engineered by this young woman. She
has an international reputation as a
More Trained Workert.
The report of the Philadelphia Do
mestic Training Institute For Young
Afro-Americans, at Philadelphia, re
cently made public, showed that for the
first six months of its existence 184
young men and women had secured
work In pleasant homes and with few
exceptions were giving satisfaction to
their employers. The demaud for
trained help, says the report, is in ex
cess of the supply, and many applica
tions for trained workers have been
refused on that account. This institu
tion is in need of funds to carry on
its work, but will not solicit outside
aid. Plans have been made for the
•ale of food prepared at the Institute to
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