The Patriarch from Clearview, Oklahoma on June 28, 1913 · 1
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The Patriarch from Clearview, Oklahoma · 1

Clearview, Oklahoma
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Saturday, June 28, 1913
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VOL 3 CLEARVIEW OKLAHOMA SATURDAY JUNE 28 1913 NO 14 Black Men of Earth “Arise and Shine” By Lucian B Watkins Black men ofea rth! — “Arise and shine!” God’s perfect schemes are 'all divine: He told the dark “Let there be light!” And day came forth the child of Night Before the aged orb of sun Before the Moon and Stars begun Before the Spirit - Depth was Nr' stired “In the beginning” by “the Word” And ere the ancient dust or sod The Dark was then the robe of God Black men of earth! Behold the Night! As Abraham caire forth to sight The hidden secrets of the soul High written on 'the heavens’ scroll Behold the Night! each crystal spark 1 - -Is but a jewel of the dark ' Black men of earth as pi re Inspire! Come lay upon the altar fire Of Human Life' thy sacred gift Of service for the world’s uplift Ye kingdom magnates! thy estate Your hands must mould your minds create And should it fall know even then ’Twill surely rise and ruleagain 1 Hall’s Catarrh Cure Will Cure YOU We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure F J Cheeney a Co Toledo O We the undersigned have known F J Cheney for the last 1" years and believe him perfectly lion- orable in all business transactions and financially able to car ry out any obligations made by his firm b NATIONAL bANK OF COMMERCE Toledo O Price 75 cents per bottle Sold by all Druggist Read The Patriarch Great Juneteenth Heet-ing at Roxton Hon L W Warren the Clear-view Booster ” and acknoweledg ed “ City Builder ” made the principal address at Roxton on the 19th of June lie spoke of the progress which the Colored American lias made during 4H years of freedom The banks the farm's the mercantile concerns the homes many of which compare favorably with the best America affords He made special mention ol the towering sky-scrapers to be found in almost every city of note throughout this domain All of this said the speaker demonstrates to the world what the Negroes can accomplish il they but concentrate their forces and build for themselves as does other races and nationalities He spclce of the possibilities ol the Negro people in the city ol Clearview pleading with the thoughtful of our race that if we would that Our posterity keep step with the progressive march of civilization the Negro himself must build the foundation That Clearview is liking to the City spoken of in the Holy wrP— “ a city that sitteth upon a hill and cannot be hidden He pleaded wiuh the masses to join hand in hand through the golden harvest fields hand in hand by the turn ing wheels and blazing forges hand in hand th’ough the com tnercialand business world that to accomplish these things lie bids them welcome to the “ City Beautiful ” owened and control led by Negroes Clearview The world recognize our people in propotion as we recognize ourselves When we fight Negro institutions Negro enterprises and in fact any class of business operated by the enterprising and enegeticmeiand wroinen of our race we are sliut-ting abruptly the door of hope in the face of our own people He spoke with telling effect as regards the loyalty of Negro to his country Notwithstanding the fact he was enslaved lie has come forward with a record by way of accumulation and industry unequaled by any'nation ality known to human history Here Mr Wu iron paused and with ferver exclaimed “ Watchman ! tell us of the night ! ” and for a few moments with his flow ingeloquence lie convinced his hearers that there is no night to willing workers yen said lie the night of indolence falsehood and strife wdien it comes to the prog ressive element of ou r people lies bin ied in the forgotten past We are marching yes we are marching to a greater and to ore glorious aclieivt ment He spoke of non inteiest a-mong the Negroes when itcoines to lectures and helpful talks that as a rule our race placed more importance to an ordinary monkey show unsolicited than by urge li ten treaty to the things most helpful in the development of the resources of the - Negroes of this country His closing remarks were full of praise for Hon Jas E Thompson the pioneer city builder of clearview Qkla and for that we have already accomplished He welcomed the entire Country to tlie Town of Clearview a Town of for and by Negroes The Citizens of Clearview bid you welcome and says come over and ln-lp us and dead who struggled heie have consecrated it foi ahoveour poor power to add or deliact The world will little note nor long remember what we say here but it can never forget what they did here It is for us the living rather to be dedicated heie to the unfinished work which they who fought heie have thus far so nobly advanced It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us— that from these honored dead we take in creased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth All Colored people desiring to locate in the new' state of Oklahoma will address A R Wheeler Pres Com Club N H Starks Sec Enclose stamp for reply ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S Gettysburg Speech DELIVERED ON THE BATTLEFIELD Nov 191863 Four score and seveu years ago on r fathers brought forth on this continenta new nation conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal Now we are engaged in a groat civil war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure We are met on a great battlefield of that w ar We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this Bub in a larger sense we can not dedicate we can not consecrate we can not hallow this ground -The brave men living Subscribers failing to get their papers will please notify this offi ce at once Letter Carrier CONVICTED ' Jame E Taylor Given Four Months at Blackwell’s Island for Taking Letteia Containing Money From the Mails Ac tive in Religious Circles James E Taylor a earner attached to the Times Square post office station was convicted of taking letters containing money from the mails and sentenced Monday to four months on Blackwell's Island Mr Taylor is well known in New York having for a long time been prominently connected with Olivet Baptist Church He withdrew about four months ago and since then has been doing mission work uptown BUSY BEE TAILORS Paris Texas our Mr S S Shelton will emit Clearview Okla in the near future bringing with him all of the latest samples and designs Mr Shelton is a model tailor of wide experience and yo will do well to see and go through Instock before purchasing

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