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10   THE CRISIS 

Yolande Du Bois finished her second term at BeDales School, Hants, England, and spent her Easter holidays with her mother in London.  Mrs. Young, wife of Major Charles Young, U.S.A., joined Mrs. Du Bois about the same time with her children whom she had just removed from the Belgian war zone. Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois is resting in Jamaica during the month of April. 

President B.F. Allen of Lincoln Institute has been re-elected by the Regents for two years. 

Through the efforts of lawyer W.A. Carter and others, the mayor of Cincinnati has declared that the examination of candidates for positions in the fire department of the city cannot be confined to colored men. 

Mrs. Eloise Bibb Thompson of Los Angeles, Cal., is making her mark as a staff writer on the Los Angeles Tribune. For several successive weeks she has had three column articles on Negro leaders and happenings in the colored world.

W. Randolph Granger, a New York colored boy, saved the day for Dartmouth in the relay race for teams of four men, each to run 1,000 yards, taking the first place from John. W. Overton of Yale in a finish that brought all the partisan and non-partisan spectators to their feet cheering.  The New Yorker, who represents the Irish-American Athletic Club during the summer, literally ran himself into the ground to breast the tape ahead of Overton, but he got there with five yards to spare.  Then, to show that he was far from the collapsing condition in which he finished the 1,000-yard contest, he came back in the medley relay, and, running the final leg of 1,000 yards, gave Ted Meredith, the Pennsylvania champion, another great battle.

Mr. W. M. Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, has been lecturing in New York, Louisville and elsewhere to large audiences.

ECONOMICS

IN the decade from 1900 to 1910 the number of homes owned by Negroes in the Southern states increased by 102,-912 or 31.4 per cent.; this increase covering increase in farm homes of 30,499, or 16.7 per cent., and in other homes of 72,463 or 49.8 per cent. Further figures are: total number of farm homes owned in the South 212,507; total number of other homes owned 217,942, grand total 430,449. This makes throughout the South an owned home to every twenty Negro inhabitants. In Texas there is an owned home to every twelve Negro inhabitants; in Kentucky one for every thirteen; in Oklahoma one for every fourteen and in Florida one for every fifteen.

The United Brothers of Friendship, a fraternal insurance organization of Texas, reports a total income of $39,300 for the last three months.

The Odd Fellows of Arkansas have collected $39,700 in their insurance department since October 1913.

Salena B. Reber has inherited from her godfather who recently died in Denver a fortune which amounts to nearly $100,000.

The Clover Leaf Casualty Company, a white insurance company of Jacksonville, Ill., has for the past two years been running its St. Louis office under the management of colored agents. Mr. J. J. Allen was the first district manager and has now been made state manager. E. Hawkins succeeds him.

William H. Henderson, a colored preacher of Los Angeles, is said to be worth $100,000 made chiefly through the handling of real estate. He is at present promoting a religious movement which includes a stock company and a bank.

Liberty Theatre, owned and controlled exclusively by colored men, has been opened on Beale Avenue, Memphis. It is devoted to moving pictures.

Sixty-one Negro railway mail clerks run out of St. Louis. Their salaries amount to over $90,000 a year. New Orleans has about the same number while Atlanta has 90 clerks receiving over $130,000 a year.

The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias of South Carolina has paid $80,000 to deceased members in the last ten years.

J.W. McCall has opened a dry goods store in Savannah, Ga. This is the second colored store of the kind in the city.



11    ALONG THE COLOR LINE

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[[caption]]THE COLORED ALABAMA PENNY SAVINGS BANK[[/caption]]

The Hatchett Electric Float Company has been organized in Cleveland, Ohio, to manufacture several devices patented by Andrew Hatchett, a colored electric contractor.

FOREIGN

THE land question in Rhodesia has been submitted to the English Privy Council for adjudication.

The Consultative Committee of the South African Native Congress has been called into consultation on labor matters for the government. Some of the natives are to be used as drivers and laborers in the campaign against German South Africa.

Sir Henry Lionel Galway, Governor of South Australia, in a recent public speech, depreciated the "White Australia" policy, and urged the development of the Northern Territory by colored labor. He has become the object of sharp adverse comment. The Prime Minister declares that his words are a "grave official indiscretion which cannot be allowed to pass for a single day without protest."

THE CHURCH

MR. HENRY SACHS writes us: "Before I left for Colorado Springs for the winter, I drew your attention to the Home in the Springs, which was originally created by the late Bishop Grant for superannuated colored ministers. I pointed out how neglected that institution was. After coming to San Antonio I decided to visit the grave of the late Bishop Grant, who, as we all know, was not alone charitable throughout his life, but who left quite a fortune to charity and philanthropy. I was amazed to find that his executors had not yet after three years had elapsed erected any kind of a monument to mark his grave.

"I am enclosing herewith as evidence picture of a monument which stands at the head of his wife's grave and on my right in this picture is the Bishop's grave, marked only by a piece of board. It seems to me a very unfitting way to

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