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THE NEW YORK AGE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1917. fttPMrt, New 5fem $ark Ag RATIONAL HBGIO WUXLt tatved at tka Port Offie a New Vfc W BmowI Out Matter Publnhed on ThorwU f Try week by rrM K. moot, hi w. otu , New York. Telephone, Bryasl 1811. FIED K. MOORE Publiiaar n4 EditM UtSTEJl A. WALTON. WJ1 Mnin and DfuaiUC Edit! LUCIEN H. WHITE City Editot EUGENE L. MOOHE...4..Adortutm Agon , JAMES W. JOHNSON... ContribntiM Edtor Loadoa Offioe, IT GreM Stmt, Cfcariaa CroM Kaadt, E. C. . . . AAArmmm all l4tra and malni all check aad axmey rden payabl to THE. NEW YOKE AUO. . i -, ONE YEAR ........................ .V.. .fJMt . RIX MONTHS LM THREE MONTHS..... t eiunv mpv .- ....... TO CAN A U A TOR ONE-YEAR..;. irn vriDCir.M miTNTBLES. ONE " YEAS... . 1 . . . . . . . . ...7J. . : M la (ending iruuiuaorrpU for yobliearioa' - kindly cncloM tamp . far potiibU rejoctta tttitmitnci mutt bt w THE. AGE Off" ai.aa TmiA . tnv,4 im THE AGE 5w tattr WUntif, 10 a. af c TCtmSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 117 THE IMMIGRATION BILL. After, a fight lasting twe years to restrict incomers to the United States to those who are able to read and write, Congress has 'finally enacted the Immigration bill, containing the literacy test, over the President's veto. Last week the House repassed the bir by a vote of 287 to 106, and Mon day the Senate mustered the neces sary two-thirds majority and re ' passed the measure by a vote of 62 to 19. The Immigration bill, ' wWch be comes operative May 1,' provides ; for the exclusion from the United States of all aliens over ' sixteen years of age who' cannot read the English language -or sotrie, other language or dialect,, including He brew or Yiddish.- The news dispatches from Wash , ington, D. C, state that immedi- atelv after the . Senate s action Monday a new immigration .'meas ure was introduced .in the House by Representative Gardner of Mas sachusetts to limit the number of aliens coming into .this country .to a total of 200,000 a year, in excess of the outgoing aliens. ' . . The action o f : Congress in enact-! ing an Immigration biH is of parr ticular interest to ' the colored Deople of this country." The return of thousands of . foreigners to the home of their birth incident to the European war, materially helped to create new industrial opportunities for Negro labor. ' Immediately after the war the influx of immigrants to America is not likely to be large, for there will be plenty of work to be done abroad. Many inclined to come, to this country will be discouraged by the literacy test. Negro labor is coming into its own in America. The race, we believe, is aware of the greatest industrial opportunities open to it ! since, the Civil War. The race should also be quick to realize that Negro labor must be prepared, by l efficiency,4 to meet this newer condition. IGNORANCE AT THE POLLS. According to the Board of Elections, 270,000 ballots were cast at the last election for John F. Mc-Intyre and James A.- Delehanty, who were opponents for the. vacancy in the Court of - General Sessions. Mr. Mclntyre is contesting the election of Mr. Delehantv, and the recount shows some glaring vi olations of law. Over 20,000 votes are disputed. In a news item the New York Sun gives the following account of how thousands of voters failed to intelligently mark' their ballots. "It U expected that application will shortly bo mado by Mr. Car-miencka to tho Supramo Court for m recount of every one of the 270, 000 ballot. He claims that the unsatisfactory tally sheets and tne remarkable errors revealed by the examination fully justify a recount An example of some of the errors found was in the tally sheet of the Twenty-fourth eleotion district of the Twenty-third Assembly d:strict. The canvassers found 134 ballots credited to Mr. Molntyre which should have been credited to Mr. Delshanty. In other eleotion districts the result was changed by from thirty to sixty votes, some going to Mr. Delehanty and some te Mr. Molntyre. "The examination has revealed a . truly remarkable situation," commented 8enator Foley. "Most of VIEWS and REVIEWS, JAMES W. JOHNSON, Contributing Editor MORE PLUNDER. ' The following despatch shows that the Democrats in Congress intend to keep up their program of distributing' money from the Federal treasury throughout the South on any excuse that they can dig up: ... ; Washington, February 2. A bill appropriating $196,000 for mail carried in -the southern states during the civil war, previously passed by the house, was passed tonight by the senate, . The money goes to - ' mail contractors, mostly confederate veterans, or their heirs. The 800 claims have been pending for more than half a century. The only hope of putting an end to this sort of thing is for the money in the treasury to give out, for it seems certain that as long as the money lasts, the Democratic statesmen will be able to dig up the necessary excuse. The. South is in the saddle. RESPONSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE COLORED MINISTRY. No one who travels over the country, especially through the South, can fail to be impressed with this fact: The most complete and powerful organization in the race is the Negro church. No other medium that we have can compare with the church in strength of appeal, breadth of influence and finality of authority. In this respect the colored churches relatively constitute a more powerful organization than do the white churches. For while white people are influenced religiously by their churches, they are influenced in matters social, industrial, financial and political through other xwell established mediums. On the other hand, the only medium through which many millions of colored people can be reached and influenced is the church. There it goes without saying there rests upon colored ministers greater race responsibilities and opportunities than upon any other single set of men. The writer has several times said in this column that if the white churches of this country should unite in taking a real Christian stand on the race question, a miraculous change would be brought about ; a .similar statement mav be made about the colored chruches. If the colored churches of this country would unite in taking an intelli gent and unselfish stand on all questions of vital interest to the race, there would also be brpught about a miraculous change. The taking of such a stand depends entirely upon the colored ministers. It is first necessary that they come to realize the responsibilities and op portunkies that their position . gives them. Of coarse, there are many of our ministers who do realize these responsibilities and opportunities, but the great majority, those that reach the mass of millions, have not progressed beyond the stand ard of ante-bellum days. They are still consuming all of their time In the pulpit, and using up some mental and a 'great deal of muscular energy .in efforts. to expound what Paul .said. The things that Pau said are, of course, important and it is the duty of a minister to preach and teach them, but there are things being .said by. men living to-day and -in this very country important enough' to the race to be. worthy O-spine of the time usually devoted to Paul. ' ; Hefe is a great work-which. must begin with the intelligent and progressive ministers. 1 he work of making this powertul organiza tion not only the instrument for promoting our spiritual welfare, but our welfare as men and citizens., . suppose that the Board of Education will not ultimately reduce these almost every white man s heart I am I . . . , .... . , a stranger to you but 1 am a colored schools down to the three primary grades or abolish grammar schools1 man wno wishes to live and have fair- for colored children entirely. Will they stand for it? nlav. Our people are largely going North and as old as 1 am i am minions of going myself. I was there about oo years ago. i. j. UK ah A YEAR'S WORK FOR FARMERS. The Hon. John M. Parker, the man who ran for Vice-President 330 Washington St, Greenville, S. C in single harness, may or may not be a great politician or statesman,! ' best colored PAPER. but as to his ability to give good, sound, practical advice to Southern To the Editor of The Ace farmers, there is no question. They are holding a land show in lanta, and Mr. Parker made the opening address. He was talking to year. The Ace is the best colored paper O I a mar r PMtTTJ white farr.cs, but what he said applies so completely to colored farmers that we reproduce the following paragraphs from his speech I ever read. W. E. SMITH. Sumter, S. C Reduce your cotton acreage to what you can thoroughly cultivate, and see that it is thoroughly cultivated. Fertilize your land thoroughly and carefully, save up all your stable manure, which is a valuable fertilizer. Don't wear your land out, but rotate your crops and improve it ' Plant and cultivate your corn thoroughly, and when ready to lay-by sow broadcast a bushel and a half of peas to the acre, and ' then run a sweep through the middles to cover. The pea hay will be excellent stock feed, and the roots most fertile for the soil. Raise ample corn to furnish bread for the family and food for your horses, mules, hogs and chickens. Raise plenty of poultry, chickens, turkeys and guineas. They will destroy thousands of insects. Chickens and eggs are good eating, you can always sell them for cash with which to purchase luxuries. Kill your razor-backs and buy a good sow. She should be bred the last of November, and will bring you a nice litter of pigs in 112 days, so you can be on the watch for them. Take care of them while young, and, in addition to selling off some good pigs at good prices, you insure yourself of fresh pork, spare ribs, chine bones, sausages and lard for the winter. Make a good garden and buy enough mesh wire to keep the chickens out. This will give you fresh vegetables all summer, and Irish and sweet potatoes, pumpkins and turnips for your winter use. What you cannot eat and cannot sell, give to your hogs and cattle, which will enjoy them and thrive on them. Whea your crops are laid by, build good sheds for your mules, cattle, hogs, poultry and to cover your wagons. Bring in and keep under shelter every agricultural implement you have. DISHING OUT GOOD MEDICINE. To the Editor of The Ace : . The kind of medicine you are dishing out tn the colored Deoole of this coun try is good. I want to tell you to please keep it up. JOHN R. NUH, Baltimore, Md. ; MUCH PLEASED WITH THE AGE. To the Editor of The Age : We are much pleased with your paper and take pleasure in handling you check covering subscription. Nashville, Tenn. Now, the writer does not pretend to know very much about farming either in the South, the East or the West. The little that he does know is the result of mere observation made when he taught school one summer In the backwoods of Georgia. The reader will Growing Interest in Race Books. To the Editor of The Ace: I think vou will be elad to .know that our constant efforts are bearing fruit It is exceedinelv gratifying to notice the growing interest manifested in books by and pertaining to the Ne gro race. Many ot tne so-canea nine Negroes are among the largest ouyers. Frank M. Ashton. of Wilmington, Del., upon his first visit to our store bought $51.90 cash m books ana KucDen mc- Gee, of Providence, R. I., bought a big lot The Brooks Library purchases tor its collection and St. Philips' reading room will be among our purchasers for its sDecial collection. Philip A. Payton and John B. Nail, head the list of our friends and well-wishers. YOUNGS' BOOK EXCHANGE, 135 W. 135th St., New York City. WILL THEY STAND FOR IT? We learn from the Atlanta' Independent that'the Board of Edu cation of Atlanta a short while ago abolished the eighth grade itf the colored public schools of that city, and that the abolishment of the seventh grade is now contemplated. We -understand that the Board proposes to substitute industrial, training in place of the work of these two grades. At the same time it is given out that a new Junior' High School for white children will be provided. The Inde pendent charges that this additional grade is being taken from the colored schools in' order to allow for the establishment of the new white school. In Atlanta there are high schools, technical schools, grammar schools and all other kinds of schools for white'children. The col ored children have no high school and now their grammar schools are being gradually reduced to mere primary, work.! Against this high-handed action the Independent comes out in a strong editorial in which it says: " There is no need of parleying, no need of yes-sir, boss, with hat in hand, no need of cringing, but like men and citizens, meet the Board, of Education and tell the authorities what is in our minds. Not insultingly, not offensively', but stand upon our rights as men, as citizens and as taxpayers and ask that we be given that which the law provides for us. The Board of Education has no authority in law or morals fo withhold from the Negro child any rights granted the . white child. We' ought not to stand for it, and we will not stand for it. - This expresses exactly 'what the people of Atlanta should do. The trouble has been that in most communities where we are treated in the manner in which the Atlanta colored people are being treated we have talked about what the white people were doing to us, but we have not talked to the white people who were responsible, and placed our demands before them properly. The Independent edi torial calls upon the colored people of Atlanta to take precisely the attitude that ought -to be taken in such a case. This is a situation in which a cringing supplication would be as degrading as a silent sub mission. It is a situation that calls for a straightforward statement of the two top grades of their grammar schools there is no reason to the ballots present a Chinste pui-rle, showing the difficulty of voting correctly on the present form of ballot." It waa learned that there are at least 20,000 ballots which are void because of violationa of ths election law. These violations consist of erasures, markings, use of ink or indelible pencil and other causes. If a recount is permitted, and there seems every likelihood that it will be, it may be months before the final result is known. As we hear so much of the ig norance of the colored voter we take this opportunity to show that he has no monopoly on the display of stupidity at the polls. THE INAUGURATION MUDDLE. Washington has only one Inauguration Week in every four years, and while the occasion is a national one, the people of Washington look upon and treat it as their, personal occasion. If does not matter what the political complexion of the Inauguration is; the Inauguration week festivities are considered to be a social matter; and every body enters into the social spirit of it and ignores, as iar as possible, its political significance. ' This is, per-1 RALEIGH, N. C. Kaleich. N. C. Fred R. Moore, ed itnr nf the New York Afre. arrived in doubtless feel that mere observation of farm operations for the brief he city ,ast Tuesday and addressed a r . . I large number of citizens in the Lignt- perioa 01 iour montns wouia not quality anyDoay as a critic 01 aeri-iner Hail at b.ju p. m. ine wntei i 1 .1 1. . .1.. 1 1.- - j. i iDresided and introduced Mr. Moore, tunuiai iucu.uus, icl uic wiuer say, nuwcvd, uuiuc iimuc uicsc wh(J spoke for one hour on matters observations at a very impressionable age, that he had never lived in I pertaining to Negro uplift.- He was . .f' . .. I listened to wun maincu aucmiuii, anu the country before, and so the opinions he formed about farming in frequentiy applauded for the logical the South were, at least, free from any preconceived notions. A points made in his address. At tnt truth is often revealed in a flash to such an observer. I zens cave expressions of their ao The strongest impression made upon the writer was that the Py1 of Mr. Moore's address on the . . .... . . . J subject of race pridfl. Mr. Moore ad- Old-time Southern farmer was about the most idle man in the United States. In the spring he planted and tended his cotton, in the sum mer he loafed around, in the fall he picked and marketed his cotton and then loafed around until the next spring. He worked on an average of less than one hundred days to the year. It is not difficult to see that a man working only one-third of I the time that other men devote to their business would fall behind and remain in debt. dressed the student body of Shaw Uni versity at noon on Wednesday, and left the city at 4 p. m. lor Durham N. C. A news eatherer has many sins to answer for sins of omission and sins of commission. He writes the news as he receives it, and thus keeps his community doings on the newspaper ... ..'1 r . T man. it is startling now lew .negroes know the mission of a newspaper, and how it maintains its existence, lhe writer is considerably amused and sometimes confounded at Questions The excellent thing about Mr. Parker's advice is not so much inl put to him by ppleTrhe, fey reaeo . 1 . '1 . . . . . ... 1 . .1 . 01 ineir cauciuon oueni iu Know mat that he says plant this and plant that, or raise this and raise that, as a newspaper publication is abusiness it is in the fact that his program calls for farmers to do a year's work concern, and as such employs laborers tm" 'i .1 7 ' . . , . , to do the work in getting out the in one year. 1 ne jaea mat a man Decause ne is a iarmer can loai a paper from week to week, and pay ouple of hundred days out of the year and be proportionately as !hem neir waes evLr Saturday night pays ore his laborers. lhe average Negro does not seem to realize that the publisher of a newspaper has to successful as the man who works the year round is passing away. haps, as it should be, as the Presi dent,' in the last analysis, is the President of all the people, how ever, much he may forget it after he has taken the oath, and the festivities of Inauguration week have become like the echoes of "a tale that is told, of a song that is sung." The several Inauguration Com mittees that have been sparring to control affairs have been ordered by "the higher powers" to get together and work utder the chairmanship of Mr. A 3. Underdown. There should be only one Inaugural Committee, of course, and everybody should work together to make the work of that one a success; that is, all those who tkink they can dance and be merry? over the con tinuation in office 41 the Demo cratic administration of President Woodrow Wilson. It depends up on how you feel about it. As we see it, it is easy to fall in with the social features' of j Inauguration week without mixing any political sentiment with it, aid most of the Negro citizens can a ford to do this, as all of their activities will be among themselves. jThey will not touch the social activities of the whites except at "very remote dis tance," and officially not at all, er cept to take their place in the line of parade appointed to them. It will not always be this way, et us hope. of Guy de Maupassant, where the pay for every printed line, word or tale, entitled "Little Louise Roaue." picture seen in a newspaper. If he' portrayed a similar outrage and MA6 woul? not "iar4v.eI when told r ' I that he mini mv for the new item murder, followed by the confession I he presents to the news gatherer for and suicide of the official directing CrthoVewho asHo "ems the investigation, Mayor "Renardet. I publisher are not subscribers to your The fart that the twn 5tnnVj nrree paper- and ln raany '"Stances do not 1 ne lact that tne two stories agree sul)Scribe or buy a Negro newspaper almost word for word in several semi-occasionaily. Those Negroes be- .,mi,, .,..,(. ,0 come very indignant when told that paragraphs, suggests another re- they must pay to have their news item markable literary coincidence, un- published. These are barefooted facts less Mr. Nichol has taken Maupas sant for his model. I WIT THE PEOPLE SAY and should be published as a means of informing Negro newspaper knock- .1 I ' 1 r crs me business siae 01 a newspaper publication. Aside from the renown it gives to the publisher of a news paper, he must get his bread and butter out of the publication or there will cease to be a publication. Now, reader, let me hope that this much said is sufficient to hold you for a while Let me urge you to be a reeular read er of a Negro newspaper, and when vou have news items for publication be sure to send them in accompanied with money to pay for publication i he rate of one cent for each word A LITERARY COINCIDENCE Sheriff Griffin" is the title of a striking word picture of outrage and lynch-law, published in the ebruary number of the Craw. The suicide of the Sheriff follows his written confession of perpetrat- ng the crime for which three black men were burned at the stake. The equel was so reminiscent of a amous French author that re course was had to the short.storiesj A FEARLESS CHAMPION. To the Editor of The Age: You will find enclosed check for re newal of my subscription. I am more delighted with The New York Ace than ever. It is rendering a great ser-l Initials count as one word. vice to the race an dto humanity. It is Mrs. B. W. Williams, a teacher in the ablest and most fearless champion the D. & B. State School, received the ot tne ngnts ot our people to-day in sad intellieence of the death of het America. I wish you every possible father, the late Charles W. Wilkins, in arnicas in 111c great service you arc rcn- i tne umcago nospiiai January a. dering to our oppressed people. C. T. WALKER, Augusta, Ga. THE AGE LEADS, OTHERS FOLLOW AND COPY. To the Editor of The Ace: Needless to say that I read The Age each recurring issue and read it with a degree of thoroughness remarkable for a one-eyed man, I oucrht tn have more Chicago pride, for we are a city "01" eulogy over the remains. A. I. Grant, an employee in the office of the State Superintendent of Public education for more than fifteen vears died last Mondav. and was buried Wednesday in the Oberlin cemeten wim masonic nonors. icv. n. Itf'.l .a . vnnerspoon, pastor ot tne Uberlir, Baptist Church, officiated. State Su perintendent Hon. 1. Y. Javner and several clerks in his office attended the funeral. Mr. Jayner pronounced a The of journalists. But The Ace leads- others not only foil w, but copy it, usually without giving credit Go on up. THOMAS W. SWANN, Chicago, 111- WISH FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS. To the r'ditor of The Age : Enclosed pease find check for year's subscription to The New York ArE, with best wishes for the continued success and increaed subscription list of your very valuable paper which is doing so mu-h for the race and humanity. fBISHOPI GEO. VV: CLINTON. Elmshurst Mause, Charlotte, N. C. ADVOCATES CAUSE OF RACE. To- the Editor of The Age : Dear Sir: You will find inclosed $1.50 for my subscription to The Age for one vear. I saw a cony a friend of mine had and I am pleased to become a subscriber. 1 see you advocate our rause a'l vou on. We. as. a race, have some bitter pills to swallow in this Southland where prejudice reigns in funeral was largely attended. Kev. Milton A. Barber, rector of Christ P. E. Church in this city, will preacn tne annual missionary sermon in St. Ambrose P. E. Church next Sunday night. Rev. Jos. K. Satter- white, the rector, extends a cordial in-vitation to the general public to com and hear him. Dr. E E. Trtnev anrl Pe W T Wornack were in the city last Friday having accompanied Rev. Wornack'i son to 5t. Agnes Hospital for treat ment. Dr. J. O. Plummer is still confined to his room, by illness, and does not seem to mend fast. In spite of the fact tha- he has lost much flesh, he keeps cheer ful and hopes to be able to pull through. A liarge host of music-lovers in this city and surrounding country are 1ooV- ng forward to the coming of Prof. W. E. Lew. musical director of the A. & T. College, Greensboro. N. C, who wul eive a musical concert in St. Am brnse P. Ei Church. Friday evetiincr o' th-B week at 8 o clock. visor of the Jeancs Fund, was in tat city this week for the purpose of consulting with N. C. Newbold, State Agent for Rural Schools. H. H. Chafin, manager of the Palm Theatre for colored patronage, is very ubilant over the patronage he receives from the colored people. He has secured the celebrated picture, "The Fall of a Nation," and will show it in the city auditorium February 16. Dr Hargrove and Mr. Reid, of Wil. son, N. C. were in the. city last week. - Perry Noble was confined at home all of last week by illness. Rev. Jas. R. Satterwhite administered sacrament to Dr. J. O. Plummer in his home last Sunday. St. Agnes Hospital, for colored peo-nle. located in this city, set apart Jan. 22 as donation day and appealed to the people of Raleign and ot tne state of North Carolina for aid in the work it is doing for the sick and afflicted. During the -last fiscal year there were 822 p. tients. 3S1 operations. ,58L dispensary cases, 19,213 hospital days. , This is an average of 23 days for each patient There are 85 beds. The expenses of the hospital for last year were $11,500. It is the only colored hospital in the city of Raleigh, and administers to patients from a large territory including the state of North and South Carolina. It is probably the largest hospital for col-orded people between Washington, D.C, and New Orleans. La. It is administ ered under a board of trustees, of which the Rt. Rev. Joseph Bloemt Cheshire is president. No religious test ot any Hind is required in the admission of natients. Its accounts are regularly audited every year, under the board of trustees. It asks the help and encour agement of all the peonle of Raleigh and North Carolina. Gifts of money and provisions will be gratefully received by Mrs. Sarah L. Hunter, superintendent and treasurer. The superintendent is the wife of Rev.. A. B. Hunter, of St Augustine School. Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Hunter have during the past quarter of a cen- f.ffr 1nhirrl iinreasinalv in a worlr nf love and charity among the colored peo-Die here. No ambitious boy or girl has been turned away from St. Augustine School because he or she did not have the price of admittance. No needy person applying for help, food or clothing has irone away without receiving from their hands sucn neip or assistance at was needed. No sick or cfflicted person has been denied admittance into St . Ames hospital. In other words, the names of Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Hunter are known to every colored man, wo man and child in this city and through out the states of North and South Carolina because of their liberality to the colored" poor, in dispensing education to those who seek for it, and cheerfulness in aiding the poor, the sick and - afflcted. Your correspondent s a frequent vsitor to St: Agnes Hospital and St Augustine School, and a cordial reception is always tendered him by Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Hunter, who take pleas ure in welcoming visitors and showing them through the hospital and the school Rev. and Mrs. Ai B. Hunter s works of charity are not confined within the bounds of the. hospital and' school grounds. "Mothers' Meetings" are held on the school grounds once or twice each month, when a large number of mothers, and heads of families in this citr at tend these meetings and receive .whbie-" some advice and council on their do mestic affairs. .These meetings have not only proved helpful, but instructive as well. The Board of Associated Charities in this city is frequently the re cipient of substantial aid from Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Hunter in the shape of money and . food to be given to the needy in this city. Last Thanksgiving day Rev. Mr. Hunter donated to the Board of Charities one barrel of flour, and requested that half of .it be given to the needy colored poor. Last Chris- mas he gave this board $10, and requested that others give amounts to make it $25, which sum he asked be expended in purchasing groceries and fruits and given to the needy colored poor as a Christmas gift. BALTIMORE, MD. Baltimore, , Md. The . funeral of Mrs. Annie E. Hazelton, who died Thursday of last week, was held from her late home, 1419 Argyle avenue, Sunday afternoon. The Rev. M. J. Naylor officiated. The deceased was the widow of George T. Hazelton. Two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Brooks and Mrs. Anna Hazelton Lee, musical instructor at oMrgan College, are among the surviving relatives. The Rev. Dr. Ernest Lyon, has been elected a corresponding member of the National Education Association. With addresses by a number of ministers and a presentation of a substantial purse to the pastor, the Rev. Dr. W. M. Alexander, the celebration of the thirty-second anniversary of Sharon Baptist Church came to close Monday night. Mrs. John Hurst is visiting Mrs. W. 7. Gaines and daughter of Atlanta. Bishop Hurst is at Hot Sprints. Ark., attending the meeting of the A. M. E. Jacob C. Nicholson has been ap pointed a solicitor for the George Gunther Brewing Comnanv. He is said to be the only colored man in the country holding a similar position, t According to rumor, the Colonial Theater. Baltimore, will strain onen to colored stock companies on March 1. it is also said that the Howard Theater, Washington, will also be reopened to a stock company. Mme. X. being the initial play. PORTSMOUTH, N. H. Portsmouth. N. - H Miss Martha Young was taken ill Friday. February 2, and was taken to the Portsmouth Hospital for treatment lhe Rev. John L. Davis, oatsor ol the People's Baptist Church, has been granted leave of absence to attend the emi-centennial of Howard University, of which he was a graduate of the class "t 1884. The exercises will be new during 'the first week in March and he will be one of the principal speakers. Mrs. F. A. Williams is confined to her home in Atkinson street by illness. The Young Ladies Bible Class of the Pearl Street Baptist Sundiy School w entertained by Mrs. Ida Moore, Monday evening, February 5. The sad news was received in thu ity of the death of Richard T. Wright a former resident of Portsmouth, si Mrs. A. W. Holland, State Super- Newport, R. I., Tuesday, January W . (

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