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8 THE CRISIS with the Trio. After the first numbers of the program, a general demand was made for Goodwin's Saxaphone Trio alone, to the retirement of the white orchestra. The Saxaphone Trio was engaged later for the coming Christmas dance. "Burkes and Arbuckle Company" is the name of an enterprising firm of music publishers, composed of colored men of Boston, Mass. An anthem "I Will Extol Thee," by Mrs. Lillian Irene Harding of Cambridge, Mass., is one of their latest publications. Mr. Sidney Woodward, tenor, of Atlanta, Ga., one of the foremost singers of the race, was heard in an interesting song recital at Ebenezer Church, Boston, Mass., on September 23d. Miss C. Delpha Boger, teacher of music of the State College, Orangeburg, S. C., was heard both in recital and private musicales in Boston, Mass., during the summer months. Miss Boger possesses a voice which gives much pleasure and is a singer of rich imagination and understanding. SOCIAL UPLIFT Mr. CHARLES EDW. RUSSELL'S book on Wendell Phillips has been delayed on account of his absence in Europe. The publisher expects to issue it in January. St. Mark's M. E. Church, N. Y. C., has dedicated a new $50,000 parish house. This house will provide baths, billiard rooms and quarters for the pastor's family. The Governor of Virginia has designated a bank to hold the $55,000 appropriation made by Congress for an emancipation exposition. The exposition will be held at Fort Lee and will be chiefly agricultural. The Oklahoma State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs met at El Reno. Mrs. Judith Horton of Guthrie was elected president and Mrs. Sadie E. Carey of Guthrie, chairman of the executive board. The retiring president was presented with a memorial and made permanent chairman of a legislative committee which is pushing a bill to establish a reformatory for colored children in the state. The baseball team of the 25th infantry has won the inter-regimental baseball pennant at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Kansas City has a federation of colored charity with a white and colored board which is to raise $7,500 a year for charitable work. The Wissahickon School Club, a colored organization of Philadelphia, has been successful in athletics, beating the Germantown Boys' Club, a white organization, and one of the largest of its kind. The colored boys won 16 medals, 4 running suits, 1 gold watch and 4 silver cups. Indianapolis has one colored fire company, No. 16, established at Ashland Avenue and 16th Street. A new colored business directory of Philadelphia has been published. The Association for the care of Colored Orphans of Philadelphia, has purchased five acres of land t Cheney, Pa. They will build there an administration building and two cottages at the cost of $35,508. A colored neighborhood association was formed in New York at a recent meeting in the Harlem branch of the Public Library. This association is the first of a series that will be launched later, through different parts of the city. As soon as a suitable farm site is selected the Mercy Hospital for colored people will be moved from Philadelphia into the country where the facilities for outdoor treatment will be much greater. This hospital will have an entire colored corps. Mrs. Herman Goller, a white woman of Philadelphia, inherited $60,000 from her father who made his money on a tobacco plantation in the South with colored laborers chiefly. He stipulated in his will that she should use the money for the uplift of colored people and, in order to do this, she is building houses in good neighborhoods and renting or selling to colored people. She recently rented a $7,500.00 house in a white neighborhood to a well-known colored family. The neighbors are very indignant. The report of the two colored branch libraries in Louisville, Ky., shows that 85,985 volumes were circulated during the past year, an increase of 13,763 over last year. Two hundred and ninety meetings were held in the assembly room. The colored people of Harlem are beginning to protest again against the license allowed to certain dens of vice in their midst. A deputation has waited on the police and one thorough raid by the police has been made. A colored porter by his coolness during a fire in the subway in New York City was the means of saving the lives of more than one hundred panic stricken passengers. He ALONG THE COLOR LINE 9 stood his ground calmly and directed them to safety. Mr. Charles Burroughs announces a recital of poetry and verse of contemporary American and British authors at the Berkeley Theatre, New York City, on November 6th. The program will include examples of the work of Robert Service, Henry Van Dyke, Alfred Noyes, Madison Cawein, and others. Miss May Miller, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Prof. Kelly Miller of Howard University, won first prize for the best essay and drawing on "Animal Pets" offered by the Washington Post. This contest was open to all persons under seventeen years of age. Miss Irene Miller, a younger daughter, won the prize for the first correct answer to the puzzle published in the Children's Number of THE CRISIS. The answers were: Word Square: Card Aria Rill Dale Rhymed Enigma: Douglass CHARADE: Night mare Numerical Enigma: Make hay while the sun shines. A half dozen other correct answers were received but Miss Miller's was the first. ECONOMICS THE Savannah Tribune has published a thirtieth anniversary edition of 32 pages giving an excellent history of the colored churches, schools and fraternal orders in the city. A colored broker in Baltimore estimates that the colored people of that city own property worth between seven and ten millions. The Pioneer Building and Loan Association of Philadelphia has increased its investment assets in the last ten years from $27,563 to $71,805. Various colored commercial enterprises in Mississippi are in financial difficulties, among them the bank in the colored town of Mound Bayou which has closed its doors. EDUCATION THE city of Atlanta has abolished the double session in the white schools but the colored schools still have two sessions a day and even then cannot accommodate the pupils. The Jeanes' Fund co-operated last year with 118 county school superintendents in 12 states. The supervising teachers visited 2,853 schools and raised $65,413. A new public school for colored children, valued at $100,000 was opened in Savannah, GA., on October 1. John Henry Lewis received the M.A. degree at the summer convocation of Chicago University. Mr. Lewis graduated from Yale in the spring. Colored people of Caroline County, Va., have built three two-room graded schools, costing $1,200 each, and one three-room school, costing $1,800, in the past two years. At present they are constructing two schools worth $1,200 and one worth $2,500. Six of these schools will receive $22 from the state and the seventh $100. The Mother Superior of the Sisterhood of the Blessed Sacrament has opened a parochial school in the Harlem district of New York City, which will accommodate 360 colored boys and girls. The Mother Superior was formerly Miss Katherine Drexel, daughter of the Philadelphia banker. She has founded sixteen schools for Negroes and Indians. The boys' dormitory of Miles Memorial College in Birmingham, Ala., was recently destroyed by fire. MEETINGS The Biennial Movable Committee of the Odd Fellows met in Boston during the week of September 13. Edward H. Morris was re-elected Grand Master. The parade, which was the largest of its kind ever given by colored people in Boston, was participated in by 6,000 men, the majority of whom were in uniform The colored Baptists of Iowa and Nebraska held their annual convention in September at Des Moines. Colored fairs were held in many parts of the South during October. The City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs met in Chicago. There were 275 women representing 52 clubs. They voted to join the United Charities. At a meeting of the Equal Rights Convention in New York Mr. J. E. Springarn said: "I am tired unto death of hearing some of your leaders repeat that you have
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