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[[image]] [[caption]] STUDENTS OF THE COLORED FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE IN AN ELIZABETHAN PRESENTATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S "THE TEMPEST" [[/caption]] ALONG THE COLOR LINE 61 Landino and has been favorably criticized by Wilson G. Smith, of Cleveland. William B. Luckett, a Harrisburg, Pa., colored boy, was for several years a boot-black, but recently entered the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art. He had three pieces hung in the John Wanamaker Art Exhibit for students in November. The Victor Talking Machine Company has recently engaged Joseph H. Douglass, the violinist, to play for its records. SOCIAL UPLIFT The cornerstone for the new $100,000 armory, which the colored Eighth Illinois Regiment will occupy, has been laid. Gov. Dunne, Congressman Madden, Gen. Burt and Major John R. Lynch took part in the ceremony. Two American colored men succeeded in rescuing the celebrated race horse Durbar II, winner of this year's Derby, from the Germans when they first invaded France. Atlanta University announces the eighteenth of their annual studies of the Negro problem. This is entitled "Morals and Manners Among Negro Americans" and is written by Dr. W. E. B. DuBois and Augustus Granville Dill. The $100,000 colored Y. M. C. A. building of Kansas City, Mo., was dedicated in October. It has dormitory accommodations for one hundred men, a restaurant, gymnasium, swimming pool and billiard rooms. For the first time a few colored nurses are being employed at the State Hospital, Ossawatomie, Kan. In the recent Texas examination for dentists 84 white men and four colored men applied. Fifty of the white and all of the colored men secured licenses. The Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People reports assets of $11,725 and an income of $2,204 during the year. At the athletic games held in Englewood, N.J., recently colored athletes were among the winners in three events: Peter J. Wright won the 100-yard handicap, Thomas I. Harris won the 6-mile road race, and the 1,200-yard relay handicap was also won by a colored team. In the recent athletic contest of the public schools of Greater New York, Paul R. Bolin won the first prize in the 90-yard dash, and Earl Andrews second prize in the relay race. Both are colored. A Y.M.C.A. building was recently dedicated at Ramage, W. Va., in the presence of the governor of the State. Both colored and white men use the building. By the sudden lurch of a train Miss Lucille Champaigne, a white school teacher of Baton Rouge, was thrown between the coaches; but for the strength and presence of mind of George Mack, a Negro porter, she would have been killed. Mr. Mack was not lynched. Mr. Hugh Harper, of Weatherford, Tex., is the first colored man to be employed in Portland, Ore., as a clerk in a white shoe store. The colored people of Portland are making a point of trading at the store where Harper is employed. Mr. William Stanley Braithwaite announces the second annual issue of his "Anthology of Magazine Verse." The issue of last year received much favorable mention. Mrs. Ella Barksdale Brown, of Jersey City, has been invited by the Board of Education to deliver three lectures in the free lecture series. She will speak on Negro Folk-lore and Music, Negro Industry and Negro Education. The annual meeting of the American Missionary Association held at Providence, R.I., devoted as usual one session to the Negro. Rev. W.N. DeBerry and Dr. Phillip H. Moxon spoke. Mr. James H. Jones, a colored man of Raleigh, N. C., has presented the North Carolina Hall of History a walking cane and other memorials belonging to the late Jefferson Davis. The Negro Baptist State Association meeting at Beaumont, Tex., decided to raise $5,000 for an old folks home and $5,000 for the Conroe Industrial College. ECONOMICS The colored people of Des Moines, Ia., have organized a real estate corporation to build a business block for colored people. Attorney George H. Woodson is promoting the movement. The colored people of Arkansas have secured a franchise from the Pine Bluff City Council for an electric light plant and ten miles of trolley road to connect two suburban points. Fifty-seven stockholders have formed the Farmers' Co-operative Mercantile Company of Mound Bayou, Miss., the colored town.
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