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110  The Crisis Advertiser

Stenography  Typewriting  Book-keeping
THE STENOGRAPHERS' INSTITUTE
1. Short Courses in Typewriting
2. Shorthand made as easy as A.B.C.
3. Brief Courses in Practical Book-keeping
We typewrite Letters, Postal Cards, Wills; fill in Deeds and multigraph Circular Letters cheap.
EDWARD T. DUNCAN, President
1227 SO. 17TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

SHORTHAND- The standard system easily mastered by our method. You write business letters the sixth lesson. Complete course of 20 lessons. Pay for each group when you are ready for them. Send #3.00 TODAY for enrollment and first lessons. Get started NOW. Sample lesson- fifty cents.
PITMANIC INSTITUTE
4277 Cote Brilliante.
St. Louis, Mo.

MME. BRIDGES' SCHOOL OF
French Dressmaking, Ladies' Tailoring and Millinery. Bridges System.
Special Courses in Designing, Copying, Draping, Making, Trimming, Finishing, Cutting and Fitting. Special reduction in tuition given to students entering in groups of three or more or to one student taking two or more consecutive courses. 
Individual Instruction. A Bridges Diploma means something to you.
448 E. 35th St. 
Chicago, Ill.

LEARN THE S. T. TAYLOR SYSTEM
of Garment Cutting, Fitting, Designing, Draping, Embroidery, Hand Decoration of Garments, Dressmaking and Ladies' Tailoring. Terms reasonable. Write for Catalog. 
S. T. TAYLOR SCHOOL AND PATTERN PARLORS
Mrs. Maybel B Evans, Prin.
34 N. Garfield Avenue
Columbus, O.

TEACHERS
-Science, Music, Mathematics. Wanted Teachers Rural Schools-Virginia-$30.00. Brick masonry, industrial school, $40.00-expenses. 
Standard Teachers' Agency
Established 1897
1011 New York Avenue
Washington, D. C. 

Let the - 4 in 1 - Coupon Plan Increase Your Profits
Mail Order Dealers
Sell valuable instruction systems by cut price coupon under Money Back Guarantee. Big MARGIN. Small Selling Expense. Complete Plan, Sample Coupons and BARGAIN Bulletin sent on request. 
Mail Dealer's Coupon System
521 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago

SITUATION WANTED
by
Graduate of Oberlin Business College
Competent in the following branches:
Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Penmanship.
Has had actual experience and can furnish the best of references.
Address: L. C. H., care The CRISIS, 70 Fifth Ave., New York.

RONALD W. HAYES, Tenor
Recitals  Concerts  Oratorio  Opera
"An unusually good voice. The natural quality is beautiful. It is a luscious yet manly voice. Mr. Hayes sings freely and with good taste."-Philip Hale, in the Boston Herald.
"A voice of unusual sweetness and calibre.'[[?]]-Chattanooga Times.
Address: 3 WARWICK ST., BOSTON, MASS.


PROFICIENCY in the treatment of the hair and the skin is the result only of conscientious, scientific study. A thorough knowledge of the hair and the skin in the minutest detail is an absolute requirement for one who desires to do effective work in this important profession. It is this knowledge which is offered by Mrs. M. Watson Rudd at her modern and well-equipped

Rose School of Beauty Culture

Conducted by a Negro woman for the purpose of training Negro women whose object is to build up a business among a white clientele and who are striving for advancement in this profession, this school enables the student to obtain a high degree of efficiency at a very reasonable cost.
The course of instruction is scientifically planned so as to give correct principles of work by which the student may achieve success and successfully meet the demands of those whom she desires to serve; and a personal interest is taken by the teacher in each student who enters.
Each student must be prepared to devote three months in close application to study and practice. Class lessons are conducted daily and students are required to have certain text books and note books for their work. When satisfactory theoretical development has been attained through work in the class room, the student is given practical work under the direction of the teacher and is thereby able to secure that experience which is so necessary for her self-reliance and stability in work.
This is the opportunity for the young Negro woman of culture and refinement who desires to enter upon a dignified, lucrative profession and who wishes to bring to that profession the best in ambition and intelligence.
Adress:
Mrs. M. Watson Rudd
Room 507    47 West 42nd Street
New York Cityy

Mention THE CRISIS


THE CRISIS
Vol. 13-No. 3   January, 1917   Whole No. 75
Editorial
THE WORLD LAST MONTH
All last month we were asking what happened in the last election and why. This fact stands out as true: The Solid South with its denial of Democratic government made a real verdict on Mr. Wilson and the rest of the country impossible. -The slave trade in Belgium comes strangely near to us and makes us remember that oppression and injustice know no color line. -Congress is so evenly divided that no legislation for or against the Negro is probable. This turns our attention to the Supreme Court where late in January the segregation cases will come up again. -Football has brought the black man to the fore. On two of the most important small college teams, colored boys have not only played, but they have played brilliantly against the greatest teams of the land, with only Princeton to insult them. How natural. -The sweeping of Prohibition over the country is, undoubtedly, getting at a great evil in the wrong way; but there is no doubt of the great evil and there is no doubt that the wrong way will help the colored laborer more than no way at all. -In the Great War, light is dawning for Poland, not simply German light (in which case we should doubt it), but out of the contending jealousies of all Europe the Polish people will, probably, come to their own and another suppressed race will have a chance for self development after a high noon of despair. -What will President Wilson do for the colored man? What will he do against him? We understand that when replying to the congratulations of certain Pullman porters, his voice shook. It needed shaking. -All hail to Mexico for standing to her guns of argument.

SCHOOLS
WHAT is to become of the secondary and higher Negro schools that are not smiled upon by the ring of rich philanthropists represented by the General Education Board and like agencies? These excluded schools are undoubtedly in many cases poorly equipped and indifferently  managed. At the same time they are doing and have done the real work of the education of the Negro race. Their accomplishment both in volume and in real efficient result has been ten times that of Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes for the simple reason that they outnumber these schools 100 to 1 and deal with by far the greater number of the children of ten millions.
Instead then of being sneered at and discouraged, they ought to be encouraged, and it is little less than a shame that the United States government with the aid of Thomas Jesse Jones is (as we are assured) about to issue a definitive report recommending all sorts of things tending to extinguish these struggling institutions. 
We are glad, however, that the National Training School, of Durham, North Carolina, despite this handi-[[end page]]
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