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66 THE CRISIS Mrs. Matilda Wynn, a colored laundress of Glen Cove, L. I., has left an estate valued at $30,000. Fred. L. Hubbard, a colored man, has been appointed assistant general manager of the Toronto street railways. Colored soldiers stationed along the boundary line between Arizona and Mexico have been having a hard time of it trying to avoid Mexican rebels without involving the United States in international difficulties. We publish an order by Major Read, of the 9th Cavalry, in camp at Naco, Ariz.: "The following is published for the information of this command: "The colonel of the regiment desires to express his appreciation of the splendid manner in which the duty imposed upon Private Lionel Lewis, of Troop A, 9th Cavalry, was performed while on patrol near the boundary line to the west of Naco, Ariz., on Wednesday, April 9, 1913. There can be no more delicate duty allotted to a soldier than that requiring discretion, forbearance and personal control, and it is most gratifying to the regimental commander to have had the opportunity of personally observing how most thoroughly this duty was performed. That no members of the patrol returned the fire of those who, driven by stress over the boundary line, fired at Private Lewis in their excitement is most gratifying, and shows how wholesome discipline tends to increase self-confidence under the most trying circumstances. "This incident is well worthy of the traditions of the regiment, and it is hoped that the example set by this patrol of Troop A, 9th Cavalry, will be far reaching in its effect. "This order will be read to each organization at retreat this date." James H. Wolff, the only colored G. A. R. veteran who has been at the head of the Massachusetts department, is dead. By special request of the late J. Pierpont Morgan, Mr. Harry Burleigh sang "Calvary" at the financier's funeral in New York City. Mr. Earl H. Murray, a brilliant student of the Collegiate Institute, of Chatham, Ont., and local agent for THE CRISIS, has, on account of ill health, been obliged to go to Denver, Col. To the courage and good generalship of Strayhorn and Pettiford, the janitors of the Beaver Building, belongs the credit of saving 300 lives from water and from fire during the recent catastrophe at Dayton, O. As the floods approached this structure, which had been built on ground reclaimed [[image: two men sitting]] STRAYHORN AND PETTIFORD. ALONG THE COLOR LINE 67 [[image: a building]] THE BEAVER BUILDING from the river, the janitors hastily threw rope bridges across to adjacent buildings too weak to withstand the flames and water and, at great peril to their own lives, effected the rescue of every person who floated within their reach. The ground floor of the Beaver Building had been gutted by the water, but on each of the upper floors men were stationed to guard against the combustion of inflammable material. Colored guards were appointed to protect the quarters assigned to women and children and to keep the excited and hungry foreigners in control. For three days the refugees were fed on bananas, syrup and candies from a factory within the building. The fourth day brought food and rescuing parties from without. Strayhorn and Pettiford then began to shovel mud from their boilers in the basement. Theirs was the first building to hang up the sign "Open for Business." "A reward for honesty" is the inscription on a diamond-studded signet ring which has been presented to August T. Norman, a Negro boy, who found a $450 gold mesh jeweled bag containing $50, and returned it to its owner. Hamilton A. Williams, a former soldier of the 9th Cavalry, passed the examination with an average of 95 per cent., and has been appointed a foreman at the navy yard at Charlestown, Mass. Mrs. Florence Charlton-Young has passed the New York City civil-service examination with a high average and has been appointed a stenographer in the department of labor. Maxwell, a colored boy, is manager and plays second base on the Lincoln High School team at St. Paul, Minn. Prof. George M. Lightfoot, of Howard University, is the author of a paper on the classics in the Classical Weekly, of New York. Major R. R. Jackson, of Chicago, has won the disputed seat in the lower house of the Illinois legislature. The superintendent of schools at Cincinnati has sent to all the schools of the city a little colored girl's answer to the question, "What I can and will do to make Cincinnati a better and bigger city." Marian Carr's answer was: "I love my city as I love my garden, and in my chosen occupation in life I shall not be content to reach the topmost rung alone, but shall try to lift others as I climb, and feel that this will help to make Cincinnati a bigger and better city." The monument to Carl Schurz on Morningside Heights, New York City, was dedicated on May 10. It is reported that Representative Heflin, of Alabama, has accepted an invitation to
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