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II. B. IIaurisox, -
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The constant drop of water
Wears away the hardest stone
The constant gnaw of Tow.ser
Masticates the toughest bone
The constant wooing lover
Carries ofi the blushing maid
And the constant advertiser
Is the one who gets the trade
If the ad is in The Reflector
Bishop Derrick’s new residence
in Phishing, N.Y, surpasses any
thing of the kind ever owned bv
a eolord Bishop in this country.
It has twenty-two room's,
some thirty by twenty feet in
size, four stories high, with an
observatory tower on top’ with
gas, water and heating pipes
from bottom to top, with mam
moth shade trees around the ed
ifice and, indeed, everything
that life and comfort demands.
—Voice of Missions.
big Bethel A. M. E. Church,
on Auburn Avenue, the pride of
Alanta and one ofthe largest and
finest Churches of the connect
ion, and not yet completed, has
been condemned by the city in
spector unsafe, and the members
forbidden to worship in it till
made substantial, which willcost
about $7,000 more, making the
entire debt $30,000.
—Voice of Missions.
As to the color line in the
schools of Alton, we have only
to say, it is the direct result of
natural causes. We are not sur
Indeed, the venr life, example
and teachings of nearly all the
entelligent Negros of the coun
try are such as to license the
white people in Alton and else
where to draw the color line.
Negroes insist upon having
seperate churches of denonim
ations, distinct secret societies,
and colleges, and we insist that
our educated sons and daughters
are shut out of all the positions
in the north commensurate
with their educational qualifi
cations etc. all of which are the
very ablest arguments possible
on the side of seperate schools.
The Solicitor, is decidedly of
the opinion, that we are near the
day when the color line will be
draw in every northen city
vvhere there are enough Negro
children of school age to
We are not now arguing the
moral or legal side of this propo
sition, for both are clear and
positively against it, but the
inevitable is one thing and the
moral is another and the legal
So long as there exists in the
north a NegroMethodist church
in a community where a regular
Methodist Episcopal church
maintains that could accom
modate the white and black
Methodists, so long will license
have issue to draw the color
line in schools, and public sen
timent along this line is grow
ing in the north each successive
day. It is painful to notice
hoYV boldly the negro stands in
his own light.
For our own part we do now
and ever have, condemned the
very principle of color prejudice,
Yvhether upon the one side or
In the social and private
Yvalks of life it is both natural
and proper for Negroes, Ger
mans, English, Welsh, French,
etc., to associate among their
OYvn kind. But in public and
business matters, political and
religious spheres, all race or
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class lines should be put aside
and we should ail travel on the
same common, brord guage
track; but we don’t.
’Tis true, that Alton, Illinois,
is now and always has been
thoroughly impregnated with
bitter prejudice against the
Negro but admit the truth,
“there are others.”
Now if the Negro would fight
down this color prejudice, let
us begin at the right end and
take it out by the root. Else
make the best of the situation
and take ad van tire of the open
ings afforded. Don’t fight back
ward and loose at both ends.—
Every southern Negro should
have his fireside handsomely
adorned by a Winchester and
skillful marksmanship. The
Lord has often answered prayer
for deliverance by the way of
powder and lead. —Enterprise.
One of the great needs of the
Negero race is men—business
men, men of nerve, of push grit,
unselfish men, manly men
who love the race above self.
Men who will dare stand up
and assert their independence
of opinion and freedom of
thought. Our boys need the ex
ample of strong, honest, pure
men, men with brains and back
bone, or else the coming gener
will be a very sonw outfit.— j
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01ive+ school was well attend
ed, there being present 217.
Rev. Charvis of Quincy Illinois,
gave the school an interesting
talk. Total collection $4.42.
At the morning service Rev. J.
F. Thomas the pastor preached.
In the evening he selected lor
the t heme of his discourse Paul%
friendly admonition,” Ref*. lst[
Corinthians 16th chap. 13th
verse, “Watch ye, stand fast in
t'he faith, quit ye like men, be
strong.” $4.10 was contribut
ed for special purposes. Dues,
$26.50; table collection $35.08;
total collection $65.68. Rev.
Charvis was present with us.
B. Y. P. U. union was wall at
tended; our next leader, the
president, Mr. Jamison. All are
cordiaily invited to attend.
The congregation is improv
ing in a remarkable manner- the
morning service is largely at
tended; this is an exhibition of
the appreciation that the peo
ple have for their minister Rev.,
Geo. Booth. In this, his second
year he has drawn around him
a great many admirers. He is
worthy of this admiration. His
sermon Sunday morning was
one of power and full of instruc
tion. He preached from He
brews 5c and 19v. F. A. Steward
formerly of Fisk Jubilee singers,
was in attendance and sang
some ot his sweet music. At the
evening service as was an
nounced Rev. Booth took for
his subject, ‘*Wh*it we owe to
each other,” taking for his text,
Paul 14c and 15v. Amongsome
of the things that he said was
that we are what those who
have gone before us were. He
said that welive not unto our
selves neither die, therefore w’e
owe it to one another to be
faithful and bear and forbear
that the interest of one may be
the interest of all. He showed
where whatever one did that
was mean it reflected on all and
whatever one did that was com
mendable lauded all in the esti
mation of the people, therefore
there should be more union
among us that we might work
for the good of one another in
such a way that our name may
go down in history as a race of
unification, purification* ^and of
great and good deeds. The
THE FOOTBALLIST BEGINS PRACTICE.
—New York World.
choir had prepared some special
music for the occasion. F. A.
Steward sang a beautiful song
or rather a duet with Mrs.
Adams entitled, Jesus leads.
Prof. P. T. Tinsley sang a solo
which was very fine and classic.
The choruses was some of the
most beautiful. The congrega
tion at the evening service was
of the largest that we have seen
for some time. The people sel
dom leave until the Benediction
is said* an orderly congregation
in every respect.
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A grand surprise party was
given on Miss Lucia Roberts
Wednesday evening Oct. 6.
About 30 were present and a
grand time was had by all.
Refreshments were served in
grand style. The merrymakers
remained until 12:30 and then
departed for their homes.
Miss May Ro\\ guest of Miss
Florence Parish ha's been visit
ing here for the past week. She
Its a member of the-class at
The excursion that went to
St, Louis Monday did not re
turn until Thursday.
Rev. Gharvis has returned
from Chicago where he has been
The funeral of Miss Daisy
fames occurred Friday after
noon at 4 p. m. The deceased
leaves a father, mother and two
sisters to mourn her loss.
^ The colored people’s fair at
Palmyra Mo., was a grand suc
cess. Friday Oct. 8 was Quincy
day, and a good many people
from this city were present.
Rev. May, a Cherokee Indian,
has been with us for the past
week, during which time he has
twice filled the pulpit of the 8th
and Elm street church.
Mrs. Eugene Perkins is very
sick. Mrs. Fred Jackson is also
on the sick list.
Mr. Wilson Cobb and Miss
Fannie Stewart were married
Wednesday evening, Oct. 13.
4li A novel entertainment, was
given on last Thursday eve
ning at the 8th and Elra street
Baptist church. The lady wear
ing the largest hat accompanied
by a gent, was to receive a new
hat for her company.
A VOICE FROM THE SOUTH.
Rev. T. J. DeAlelland writes
from his Southern home in
Georgia and informs us of the
way in which he has been pro
guessing since his departure
from the northern country. He
has been greatly honored since
arriving at home by both white
and black. On Wednesday last
he was called upon by the citi
zens of his city to deliver an
address. This he did from the
steps of the court house after
being introduced by the mayor
of the city. In next weeks issue
of the Reflector we will try and
give an account of his speech as
We were never u ndersokl and never can
be, Cards 50c per 1000,
A Guaranteed Cure.
Tlie thousands of people suffering with
corns would lead one to believe there is
no cure for them.
Now, without venturing into the use
of high-sounding medical terms lets study
the cause, nature and treatment of corns.
Every one has observed that briskly
rubbing the hands together produces a
heat caused by friction. This same fric
tion is what everyone has observed in
wagons, buggies or car wheels called a
“hot box.” It is when the lubricant or
oil is consumed that the friction heats the
axle and box of the w heel. The driver of
a wagon or carriage or the conductor of
a car knows the only remedy is to stop
and oil the wheel. He is careful to use
just the proper oil if it is to be had.
Now a tight shoe on a human foot
causes the same friction to a less degree
and the heat thus caused together with
thepiessure of the shoe on the foot con
sumes the oil provided by nature in the
skiu. There is then an overtax on that
particular part and nature immediately
assumes the task of building up and pro
tecting that part. She forms layer after
layer of insensative callus which as it
gradually protrudes above the level of
the adjoining surface receives tlie greater
amount of pressure. As this heavy layer
of callus, called a corn, is pressed against
the healthy and sensative adjoining flesh
it gives intense pain. The com in itself is
not, as many people suppose, the painful
Many resort to knives, razors, strong
acids and hundreds of nostrums for relief.
They either cut away or eat away with
acid the hard callus—they get temporary
relief and they say their corn is cured,
but in a few days the very tender and
sensative flesh, left bare by the sudden
removal of the callus or com with a knife
or acid, less able to withstand the pres
sure than when the formation of the corn
began, now again appeals to nature—the
corn is rebuilt, only larger than before—
and the victim again invokes curses upon
the head of the “corn doctor. ”
The principle of treatment is in error.
A knife or strong acid or any other sudden
romoval of a com should NEVER be re
sorted to. The formation of a corn is
gradual; the cure must he the same.
Work upon the cause and the effect will
take care of itself.
Supply the oil which nature lacks as a
lubricant for the skin and you destroy
the lriction and the corn gradually dis
appears. It is only necessary that you
uBe the proper oil or lubricant as near
1 ike the oil of the skin an can be bad —one
that will heal the sensative tissues adja
cent to the callus and prepare them to
meet the demand when the callus is re
moved. One also that will soften the
callus and render it less painful to the
healthy flesh. Any salve is to be avoided
for the reason that they fill with a resi
due the pores of the skin, thereby cutting
oft' all egress for the disposal of the impur
ities. To illustrate:—If you should paint
the entire body of a person with some of
these salves they would die in less than
CORN OIL TO THE RESCUE.
M e have upon the abovo basis perfect
ed a cure for coins, a remedy from which
we can guarantee satisfactory results. It
is not a “one-uight cure” but it is a per
manent cure. It penetrates aud softens
the callus, heals the parts adjaceut and
under the com and in a short time the
com “sheds off” and leaves a perfectly
healed skin in its stead. Corn oil is put
up in botttes. Sample 10c, by mail 15c.
Regular size 25c, by mail 30c. Address
Corn Oil Co., 2931 State St,
Editor of the Reflector.
Having nothing to do Sunday
I thought I would take a spin
out in the town of Lake and see
how things looked politically.
In the afternoon I went to the
Shilon Baptist Sunda}’ school,
which was crowded to its doors
and everybody seemed to take
an interest in the lesson, some
thing that vou don't find in
every colored Sunday school.
After Sunday school I went
to visit some friends of mine.
On my way to their house I met
two gentlemen whom I knew
and I had a talk with them on
the political situation of the
town of Lake, and from what
they told me the colored citizens
have knives up their sleeves for
Roy 0. West, ex-city attorney,
and Charles S. Deneen states
attorney who live out there.
The very gentlemen who are
now fighting Deneen and West
were last spring laboring in
their behalf. Mr. L. H. Esters,
who is an old time republican,
was in the employ of the city in
the police department until two
or three days after the judicial
Air. Esters who thought so
much of the G. O. P., when he
saw that the republican judicial
ticket was in danger of being
defeated this spring, rolled up
his sleeves and went to work in
the interest of the republican
judicial ticket, and two days
after the election lost his posi
tion, while he might have been
working today had he not sup
ported the republican judicial
Air. N. A. Harbin, whom the
republican leaders have been
promising a position for the
last three years, is still living off
o-f promises and is not going to
stand it any longer, as promises
will not buy flour.
The Colored Voters Represen
tative league of the town of
Lake who helped send R03' O.
West to oblivion this spring
even went so far as to get out
circulars against the whole
republican ticket. The officers
of that league are as follows:
James A. Renfroe, president; Al
bert W. Wright, 2nd vice pres;
Sam B. Emmick, 3rd vice pres;
Albert W. Hubbard, secretary;
John AIpntgomery, cor sec;
George Callaway, financial sec
rerary; L. Renfroe, treas. Next
month is the election of precinct
captains, and the boys are or
ganizing for earnest, determined
work. Things have got to such
a critical point that it is said
that the Odd Fellows lodge,
with a membership of 150 mem
bers have come to the rescue.
It is said the members of that
lodge have pledged themselves
to do anything to defeat Deneen
and West and send them to ob
livion from whence they^ came.
Bv the way I see the colored
people of the town of Lake are
going to hold a mass meeting
at the Shiloh Baptist church
Thursday Oct. 21st, for the
benefit of the colored citizens of
I see there has been two or
three politicians from the south
town, well, I will not call any
names, making strenious efforts
to secure one of the colored
churches for the purpose of hold
ing meetings in regards to the
Alton affair and to benefit their
Are not even our colored, re
publican friends a little slow in
this matter, or have our Engle
wood citizens been unable to
find those in their midst who
are sufficiently intelligent to
properly manage such a meet
ing and have been compelled to
send for outside assistance.—
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