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Finally an order went out to segregate them in the parade, but telegrams and protests poured in and eventually the colored women marched according to their State and occupation without let or hindrance. ¶ No direct reference to the Negro was made in President Wilson's inaugural address, but Negroes will read the following passages with interest: "This is the high enterprise of the new day: To lift everything that concerns our life as a nation to the light that shines from the hearth fire of every man's conscience and vision of the right. It is inconceivable we should do this as partisans; it is inconceivable we should do it in ignorance of the facts as they are or in blind haste. We shall restore, not destroy. We shall deal with our economic system as it is and as it may be modified, not as it might be if we had a clean sheet of paper to write upon, and step by step we shall make it what it should be in the spirit of those who question their own wisdom and seek counsel and knowledge, not shallow self-satisfaction or the excitement of excursions whither they cannot tell. Justice, and only justice, shall always be our motto. "This is not a day of triumph; it is a day of dedication. Here muster not the forces of party, but the forces of humanity. Men's hearts wait upon us; men's lives hang in the balance; men's hopes call upon us to say what we will do. Who shall live up to the great trust? Who dares fail to try? I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men, to my side. God helping me, I will not fail them if they will but counsel and sustain me." ¶ At the recent Democratic primary in Moberly, Ala., the Southern system was partially put into use. All white men, whether Republicans or Democrats, were allowed to vote, but Negroes were barred unless they were vouched for as regular Democrats. ¶ The effort within the Republican party to eliminate the Southern representation in party conventions is still being discussed. Southern Democratic Congressmen are very enthusiastic for it. ¶ Plans for the complete organization of Negro Progressives were discussed recently in Washington and Philadelphia. SOCIAL UPLIFT. THE Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital of Philadelphia is raising $8,000 for a nurses' home. ¶ A bulletin on age and marriage conditions has been issued by the United States census. The age statistics of the colored population are as follows: 1910 All ages...................9,827,763 Under 5 years..............1,263,288 5 to 14 years..............2,401,819 15 to 24 years.............2,091,211 25 to 44 years.............2,638.178 45 to 64 years.............1,108,103 65 years and over.......... 294,124
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