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About The monitor. (Omaha, Neb.) 1915-1928 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1915)
General Race News
CANADA’S ONLY NEGRO
KING’S COUNSEL DEAD
Amherstberg, Canada, June 22.—
Delos R. Davis, K. C., who died here
recently, was the only Negro barrister
in Canada ever made a King’s Coun
sel. He was also the first, member of
his race to be admitted to practice
law in Canada. He died at the age
Mr. Davis was the son of a Virginia
slave who escaped to Canada by the
underground route in 1850. His par
ents settled in New Canaan, Colches
ter North. He went later to Ypsilanti.
Mich., where he taught school and
solicited insurance. He was admitted
to the Canadian bar in 1887 and prac
ticed in Amberstburg until 1909, when
he retired. He was madp King’s
Counsel by Sir James Whitney in
In 1881 Mr. Davis organized the
township of Colchester and held many
public offices in the community. He
leaves six children, Fred II., Delos R..
Jr., James, Want, Bertha and Dora
all living in Amberstburg.
OPENING EXERCITES CF THE
NEGRO INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Diaz, Ark., June 20.—The opening
exercises of the Old Glory Industrial
College, a negro institution, were hel i
at the Old Glory park Sunday. Prom
inent speakers, both white and col
ored, were present and delivered ad
The opening speech was made by
the Rev. L. W. Heaton, Rector of
St. Paul’s •'hurch of Newport., who
made a very impressive talk in be
half of the Negro race. The school
was founded about a year ago and is
being promoted by prominent Negroes
of Jackson county, and the enter
prise has the endorsement of mos*
of the business men of this county
The college has purchased eighty
acres on the north side of the ol:!
Sink farm just east of here, and a
nice park has already been laid oui
and speakers’ and band stand erected
The school buildings and dormi
tories will be built this fall.
The school will be for both girls
and boys and various trades will b
taught, also scientific farming, while
the girls will be instructed in domes
tic science, as well as other work.
IN LOUISVILLE BLOCK
Louisville, Ky„ June 22.—The opin
ion of the Kentucky court of appeals
holding the segregation law valid has
caused an interesting question to
come up in this city. A block where
in the white residents were slightly
in the majority a few weeks ago now
has a slight Negro majority, brought
about by the moving out of a whlte
The question is, whether that house
shall be rented to Negroes, since they
are in the majority in that block, or
to white's, since white people last
occupied the house. Attaches of the
city attorney's office are of the opinion
that the property may be rented to
either white or colored persons, but
if rented to Negroes then it may not
be ever rented to whites as long as
Negroes are in the majority in that
NEGRO APPOINTED AS
A SPECIAL POLICEMAN
Evansville, Ind., June 22.—For the
first time in this city a Negro, Ernest
Tidrington, has been appointed as a
special police officer. The appoint
ment was announced on June 17 by
Edgar Schmidt, chief of police, and
it goes to the Board of Safety for
CHURCH IS PAID FOR
CIVIL WAR DAMAGES
Fredericksburg, Va., June 22.—A
treasury v arrant for $1,200 has been
received by the Shiloh Baptist church
from the United States government in
payment of a claim for damages sus
lained by the old church during the
W. H. SWAZEY WILLED
$10,000 TO TUSKEGEE
Salem, Mass., June 23.—The will of
tile late William If. Swazey of New
buryport, filed for probate lierp last
Saturday, makes, among other be
quests, one of $10,000 to Tuskcgee In
In calling to order the Home and
Foreign Mission board of the A. M. E
church in the chapel of the American
Bible Society, Wednesday morning
Bishop Charles Spencer Smith of De
troit, Mich., said the European war
was a menace to foreign missions, giv
ing it at least fifty years’ set-back.
“God does not suffer a permanent
/acant place in nature,” said Bishop
Smith, “and the present war finds on
the firing Bne the artists, poets, sculp
tors, statesmen and thinkers of the
continent, and when the war is ended
there will be many vacancies that God
will fill from some source, and I be
lieve it will come front the darker
His Greatest Feat.
A correspondent of the New York
Sun quotes a remarkable tribute of a
Negro preacher to a white preacher j
who had consented to occupy the
black brother’s pulpit one Sunday. He
said: “Dis noted divine is one of dr
greatest men of de age. He knows de
unknowable, he kin do de undoable
and he kin onscrew de onscrutable."
A Sunday School teacher had been
telling her class of little boys about
crowns of glory and heavenly rewards
or good people.
“Now, tell me,” she said at the
close of the lesson, “who will get the
There was silence for a minute or
two, then a bright little chap piped
“Him wot’s got t’ biggeBt ’ead.”—
Uncle Ephriam’s sympathies were
all with the Allies. "Man," announced
he, “has you heard ’bout them Allies?
They’s got a gun what kin hit you if
it’s twenty-five miles off.”
"Lawsle, that ain’t nothin’,” sneered
a colored partisan of the opposite
camp. “De Germans, dey kin hit you
T dor jess has yo’ ad dress.”—New
Sooner or later we all learn the cost
of a lie.
(Continued from first page)
from their former position of servi
tude to that of first-class American
citizens, therefore, he it
"RESOLVED, That the Mayor be,
and is hereby requested to direct the
Director of the Department of Public
Safety to inaugurate a rigid censor
ship of all films in which this race
is depicted and to prevent the exhibi
tion of such reels as "The Ilirth of a
Nation,’ or any similar moving pic
ture which tends to bring disgrace,
criticism or scorn on the colored peo
ple of our city.
"Resolution in Council June 15,
1915, read and adopted.
(Signed) "ROBERT CLARK,
"Presented by Robert Garland.”
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Culinary Hints and
BY E. W. PRYOR,
Steward Omaha Commercial Club
Is there anything in the whole
range of food substances more en
joyed than a delightful cup of dripped
coffee at breakfast?
How important, then, is the art of
making good coffee, entering as It
does so largely into the daily life*
of the American people.
Java and Mocha make the best cof
fee. It should be ground neither too
fine, for that will make it dreggy;
nor too coarse, for that will prevent
the escape of the full strength of the
coffee juice, but a medium proportion
which will not allow the hot water
pouring to run through so rapidly, but
which will admit the water percolat
.ng slowly through and through the
grounds, extracting the whole strength
Four essentials necessary to the
making of good coffee are best coffee,
perfectly clean coffee "sack” and cof
fee pot. and fresh boiling water.
Absolute cleanliness is as necessary
for the “interior” of the coffee pot as
for the glittering “exterior.”
So commonly are these overlooked,
and yet science teaches us that the
chemical action of the coffee upon
the tin or agate tends to create a sub
stance which collects and clings to
every crevice and seam, and as a
matter of fact, in course of lime, will
affect the flavor of the coffee.
In view' of these facts, wash the
“inside” of your coffee pot every day,
as you do the outside, and you will
cease having bitter or muddy coffee.
Cup and Spoon Measure.
A cup means the common size of
white cup generally used and holds
one-half pint of liquid.
Water—-A pint is a pound; a cup
is one-half pint; therefore, a cup of
water is eight ounces.
Milk—A cup of milk is one-half pint,
or eight ounces.
Eggs by measure A cup of yolks
or whites, or both mixed, is one-half
pound, equal in weight to five large
eggs. It takes nine whites to fill a
cup. It lakes thirteen yolks to fill a
Eggs by count—Ten eggs averag •
a pound; five eggs fill a cup.
Mock Lobster Salad.
Select medium sized pineapple. Di
vide into four equal parts, leaving the
green on, for tinning. Shave away
the heart. Divide each quarter length
wise, then crosswise, forming dices
of about a quarter inch.
Into the openings place slices of
banana or other fruit.
Form small strips'of pimento on the
top. At the blunt end place a mari
schino cherry with small piece of wa- 1
Serve on lettuce with French or
The above to he demonstrated at St.
Philip’s Guild room Thursdav, July 8.
MRS. J. W. WALLACE.
“My dear, I’ve an idea,” said old
Mrs. Goodheart to her caller. “You
know we frequently read of the sol
lit rs making sorties. Now, why not
make up a lot of those sorties and
a nd them to the poor fellows at the 1
The Lower Orders.
"A man walked right in front of
our limousine yesterday and was
quite badly hurt.”
“Still, don’t you think the pedes
trian class is less sensitive to pain
than we are?"—Life.
“Casey,” said Pat, "how do yez tell
th’ age of a tu-u-rkey?"
“Oi can always tell by the teeth,”
"By the teeth!" exclaimed Pat. “But
a tu-u-rkey has no teeth.”
“No,” admitted Casey, , “hut Oi j
The man who makes a fool of him
self because he doesn’t know any bet- '
ter, has a license from nature to do
so. The man who makes a fool of
himself in trying to fool others, places
himself beyond the pale of human
pity or sympathy.—Scarhoro.
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