The Oklahoma Safeguard. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 15, 1906 Page: 1 of 5
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THE OKLAHOMA SAFEGUARD.
Official Organ of the Territorial Baptist Convention, the Territorial Baptist State Convention and the Territorial Baptist Young People's Union.
Preacher and Teacher, 18?4
Baptiit Safeeu«rd. • 1895
IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE.
Preacbcr-Safcroartf. - 1**1
Oklahoma S*fera*rd. 19tl>
Vol. 13. No 7.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1906.
Subscription per year, $1.00
The Oklahoma Safeguard.
the BrcHANAN Publishing Company.
Positively in Advance.
The white Relmblicans of
Guthrie have put themselves on
Published Every Thursday Morning by 1 ecoixl as lieing ill full sympathy
with the Democrats of this city
in a certain move to overcome
n oo the Negro vote of the city and
•00 prevent them from having any
;1S j representation on the School
•< Board or the city council. The
Negroes of this city own many,
Entened in thc Post Offlci
Okhilioma as second class
9 at Guthrie,
C. A. Buchanan,
J. R. Buchanan - -
J. w. Buchanan,
W. H. Jernafln, - Associate Editor,
OKLAHOMA CITY. ... OKLA.
WE SAW THE PROVIDENT
He Told of His Interest in Of Oklahoma City, Its
Pottawatomie Co., Okla. gt"°° ^aomKioooooo<KiooocH3oooo<roo<HXHKioo<H>o<H>oooc
The Rights of all
| pay their taxes as any other peo-! 'lie Committee appointed from the Na-
, , . , • . tional Baptist Convention in Chicago to
j pie: and since they pay then-tax-J Mc I>reJcnt Hoo<cvc|t with , vicwof
es, they arc justly entitled to gt,uin; |lh co operation in securing au
representation. Taxation with impartial investigation of the Congoout
out representation is tryany, and ragC8> by appointment, met him Thurs-
this lesson should be so well <i r. 'he 13tb Inst. The following is the
' , , address of the Committee, delivered by
learned that at this late day 110 J)r E (, Morris.
one should attein]>t to hoodwink ]vii<. President:—On behalf of the
any set of people. Again the j National Baptist Convention, we appear
Republicans of this county have
Address all Communications to the Ok
lahoma Safeguard or the Editor, 38i
West Harrison Avenue. Guthrie, Okla.
before your excellency as a committee
We came nrettv near setting I sed the Negro in every cam-1 f lHf before you a resolution adopted
pieuy neal gelling n j I by that Convention at its session held at
Statehood hut we never touched , Pa,Kn since the opening ot this Chicafo jj, . 0ct 30tll 1905
it. Territory to keep themselves in [ ,n commonwfth thc tll0nghtful peop|c
power and to overthrow the Dem- throughout the world, we desire, first of
It is commonly reported that j ocratic parties. The Negro has | all, to cxpreiaour very high regards for
the public school land inspector stood like a stone wall in defence
for merly held by a col. republi j of the party until two years ago,
can is to be turned over to a when the white Republicans he-
white republican. Well we are gall to side track and barter
to have statehood pretty soon with the Democrats. Now that
and we will meet and remember they think they can win with-
them at the polls. Our battle out the Negro, they are trying
cry at the polls next election to shelf him. Gentlemen, the
will be "Remember the Main." Negro will not down. REMEM-
BER THIS. The day the Ne-
„ , gro steps down and out of the
Rev. Robinson passed through v. in- t , u„. i..,. ti,„
r,.. , . . , * Rebubhcan party, that day the
the City last Monday in route to TA , n . .
, ■ . . , Democrats will take charge ot
his home from Kingfisher where ev „m„, in th(. comity, iin,i
Re had been m attendance on the ym WHITE M1IjK and CIDER
... , e | Republicans will stand at the
aFalJd,tini<:ltat'k door ami teg for a hand-
lout and then can't get it. You
need not let the Democrats fool
you outhere in the wild West.
11 Democrats are the same South
and West. They will howl, Ne-
gro! Negro'! Negro!!! until they
Rev. Alfred the pastor of the, can get yon to leave the Negro,
hirst Baptist Church at Lang- and just as soon as you do, this,
ston, has tendered his resignation they will turn upon you and
to take effect May 1st. Rev. Uvhen they get through with you
Alfred has served this Church there will not be much left,
about one year, Bud din ing that J These Negroes are not going to
time he has added about sixty to allow themselves to be used by
the church, built a parsonage at | the white Republicans to their
a cost of about $200, and accom ; own selfish ends. The}' are
plished other minor work that is looking out for representation,
of much credit to him as a gospel i and without the present territor-
minister. Any Church securing ja] administration give them
his service will do well. ^ something, it need not expect
anything from them at the bal-
Some people say that the State ! let box. What we say for the
•Capital is a republican paper : Territory we say for the city of
a good meeting and ,
The Board was well attended and |
made the purchase of one half;
block of land to begin the school ;'
on. So we are now to have
Baptist School in Oklahoma.
-and that the editor. Mr. Greer,
is a friend to the Negroes. We
have been reading the capital for
- -Ic- j - TTiiii iSSg'SE
the Daily Leader every evening, j
Guthrie. Guthrie is doomed al-
ready and there is scarcely any
.. redemption for it. __
1111 rand. He talked
From the tone of the two papers
-and the Negroes question we are
not able to deside which is the
Republican and which is the
Democratic paper. Can you tell?
Will you come around and in-
Invitations are out for the
marriage of Miss Annie V. Buch-
anan to Mr. G. T. Harris at the
residence of her parents Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Buchanan March 29th
The couple will leave these parts
for Denver, Col. on the following
I day where they will make their
The question of statehood is I fnhire Vinmo
now npmoat in the minds of all
the people iuOkla. and Ind. Ter- Wehave enough postal stamps
ritories, the bill was up before | ju our office to run it for the
theU. S. Senate on the 9th inst. | next FIVE YEARS. Don't
and passed with a small amend-: , . „
! . , „ i send stamps for amounts over
ment. 1 he bill is now before the L \ir .
T TT . ., ten cent. We can eat nor pay
.Lower House tor its concur- , , , ...
OI ,, ,. , ,, i debts with them. (tf.)
reuce. Should they do this we j
will havo Statehood this term of
Congress and should they not
concurwe will have to wait un
til we get it. Do you see. Well
we are in a hurry for statehood.
Notice is hereby given to all
cotton raisers in all sections that
We have plenty of time to wait.j Mr. H. Reid of Meridian, O. T.,
CATCH THE B0LL-WEAVIL
He Is Now Caught.
you personally, and to say, iuour opinion
you occupy the tirst plaec among the rul-
ers of the world, by reason of the broad,
manly, humanitarian views which you
hold and which yort have so often ex-
pressed in thc policy of the open-door to
all people, without regard to race or na
"We desire to say, also that we rejoice
with the millions of our countrymen, that
through you our nation has taken the
place of the great pacificator in interna
"The National Haptist Convention,
which we have thc honor to represent,
share in these views and has unanimous-
Among my lady solicitors,
ly imposed upon us the very pleasant du- liak(,,. am| M"r, M,il v c„|,|H., so far, arc
Object and Its Great
Oklahoma City, Okla.—
Allow me to sneak through your paper
to thc many readers about the work of
the Colored Provident Association of this
This Association was organized a Jittle
over three weeks ago by the Ministers
Union of the city, with the following ofli
Rev. W. H. Jernagin, Pres ; Rev. B.
J. F. V/estbrooks, Vice-President; Rev
Jas. A. Johnson, Secretary; Mr .1, E.
Brooks, Treasurer, and Miss Ella V.
The object of the Association is to
look after and give support to tin desti
tute children, widows and sick within its
The work has met with success The
Telephone Company ol the city lias
placed a'phone at the Matron's head-
quarters free of cnargc.
In no city of our country can be found
men ami women more loyal to a work
of this kind, than the good people of
Dear reader, what have you done, or
what will you do?
At this time, space will not allow me
to mention but a few of the names of
frieuds who are giving us their money
time and clothes to make the work a su<
cess. From the following list of names
you will see that ladies from all over the
city are contributing clothes, shoes and
Mistress James Flinn. Liilie Jones. I.,
H. Caraihers, Katie Houston, Ellen Gib
son, Matilda Roper, Nrtlie Osburn and
Mary Friason. The same have beon de
Uvered to me through the kindness of AV.
T. Tucker, M. F. Brown, F. G. Houston,
A. W. Beau and li. Dunjee.
ty of bearing to you this memorial con
eeriiing the unfortunately existing affairs
in the Congo:
"You will pardon me, Mr. President,
for saying that the matter to which this j
resolution seeks to direct your attention, j
leading the van 'fhese two Christian
women have made a number of visits
hunting up thc poor, and have sent lo
the Matron a good many bundles which
they have collected from their friends.
A charity concert will be given under
the manvgemcut of Mr«. L. if. ('arather-.
April 5th, at the Tabernacle ilaptist
is one which has touched the conscience Church.
of the people throughnut thc civilized Ella V. Dunjee, Matron.
world, and cspieally aroused the sympa- ' ^22 E. Second St. Phone 6.K).
thy of the Christian people evervwherc. m . « ±
"If, sir the published reports of the Ne*r0 b°-VS n1t'St be Sent
atrocious deeds perpetrated against the to School.
defenceless people in the Congo Free j
State cau be credited in any degree what There are a number of young Negro
ever, we feel that there is sufficient cause, j men who dress faultlessly, smoke a
in the name of humanity, for internation-
al investigation and, perhaps, interfer-
"Futhermorc in view of the fact that
our government was a pateut factor in
the Brussel's Conference and one of the
fourteen powers which formed the inter-
national protectorate for thc first twenty
years of thc Congo Free State, we feel
justified in laying this matter before you;
and, in doing so, wo convert to our own
use the words of thc great David Living
stone. "May heaven's richest blessings
come down on every one who will help to
heal this open sore of thc world."
Thc President told of three other com
mittees, including a visit of "Mark
Mi'iii'c ittinc a
freely and showed
great sympathy for the oppressed at
home and abroad. We assured him we
only asked that he favor a fair and im-
partial investigation, believing if the
truth is told the civilized world will call
King Leopold to a strict account for the
10,000,000 souls lie has sent wailiug into
eternity in twenty years. He is charged
with murder! murder!—murder of the
helpless. Indeed with exterminating
these Congo people from their own home
L. G. Jordan.
Any information leading to the where
aboutsof the following persons will be
Myres McKinley, Mrs. Rachel Free-
man and Dock McKinley.
Address. Mrs. A. G. Richard,
Shellmound, Miss., Box. 47.
cigarette or cigar with much style, they
know all thc latest dances which allow
them to hug and squeeze girls at balls
parties, yet outside of bciugabh' to write
a little, these young men have "cmptv
heads" on their shoulders.
These young men "lo«k" intelligent
and refined, but they "are not what
they seeni to be "
They never buy newspapers, because
their education is not sufficient to iuterest
them in such matters. Though of good
character and good families they are not
looking to "lofty heights," but rather to
the sandy foundations of good clothes,
the ball room frolic and fun.
Well there is nothing better than well
jhiij iuu tijy«.« iAlsii1. 1
geut. The young Negro man ot today,
though he be of the best moral character,
industrious and well dressed, yet if they
lack a fair education, they are "Jim
Crows" in the company of refined people.
There is no excuse for young Negro
mcu under thirty five years of age being
illiterate. The school doors have been
open to the Negro for over forty years.
They "boycotted" thc school room, a
foolish thing for them to do, and now
they are no more than a lot of grown
The women of the race are one hun-
dred times more intelligent than the men.
These women are happy, till they meet
and marry ignorant men, whose idea of
home life isou the level of au animal.
Major Vardaman did not keep these
3'oung men from obtaining an education,
and he is uot keeping the little Negro
boys out of school today.
Whatever the cause heretofore, it must
To the editor of Safeguard:
Please give me space in your
pajK'r for the following few
Pottawatomie county is located
in the South-east part of Oklaho-
ma Territory, with the North
Canadian River crossing it on the
North and with the South Cana-
dian River crossing it on the
South, giving it more bottom
land than any county in Okla-
homa Territory. There are a
good many things in Pottawato-
mie county of which the Negro
should be verv proud.
Tho Negro in Pottowatmie
county is standing out in the ma-
terial and commercial world as
never before. The Negro has got
some of the best churches and
schools in Pottawatomie county
that can be found any where in
this country. And some of the
best preachers and pastors that
are in Oklahoma, in the follow-
ing named persons: Rev. W. K.
Smith 1). D., of the M, E. Church,
liev.G. W. Washington of the
A. M. E. Church. Rev. C. T.
Becoats t he matchless pulpit ora-
tor of the Missionary Baptist
Church, Rev. J. W. Jones the
peerless pastor of the Missionary
Baptist Church. And some of
the strongest christian workers
of the west are in Pottawatomie
A number of the most profic-
ient educators of Oklahoma are
found in Pottawatomie county.
The Negro of Pottawatomie
has an eye single to the business
commercial side of life. They
have such men and women as
Mrs. George Butler, Henry Nto-
vall, Mrs. Mary Yauw and Mrs.
L. C. Smith of Shawnee who are
among the best real estate own-
ers in the city of Shawnee, white
or black. Every one of them up
to town on Broadway. Mr. But-
ler and Stovall with two-story
brick buildings right upon the
Mr. Mike Phillips and Mr. J.
W. Woodson has some of the
best improved resident property
Some of the farmers and busi-
ness men of the world are to be
found in Pottawatomie county.
Mr. A. R. Brooks, Mr. Frank
Sypus and Mr. Chas. Rotter are
among the biggest Negro farmers
in the South-west. They put 011
Our New Spring Styles
Of l-adies' Shoes in heavy and light soles, made from the
choicest selection of Vici Kid, Gun Metal and Kibo Kid,
are |>erfeet in FITTING and latest in STYLE.
We IA/ant Everybody
To call and see them, liecause
we feel that they are superior
to any other SHOES that's
made. ::::::: :
Our Small Profit System With One Low Price To all alike
Makes it |xissible to buy of us High Grade Shoes
that give satisfaction at the lowest prices that honest
SHOES can sell for.
IVe flsk You to Call and Examine our Shoes
onf: price SHOE ulaler.
118 West Oklahoma avenue
1 o oooooooaatKKHjoocHKKjoooooopooocKicHjocio-CHjocKiooa e
Jno. F. Anderson l
Lawyer g |
Patronage Solicited. We JJ |
promise to be prompt,
and d<* an honest busi-
ness toward our clients.
Room No. 1, Chad wick
Cor. Harrison Ave,, and 2nd St.
Guthrie, - - Okla,
0000 00000 00000 000 i
1 REAL ESTATE. I
X As I am making a special X
<> effort to find the original j)
0 owners of lots in Langston, Y j
V O. T., all such person will *
X do well to call 011 or address, A |
a J. W. ricELROY,
Y Real Estate Agent. a j
£ Box 115 Langston, Okla. X j
Money To Loan.
N. J. C. JOHNSON,
:<^Real Estate Agent~^v;
Negotiate loan, un Farms and
; Chatuei at cheap rate. lukadMtf*
, mortgages, contracts ami passing on
• titles a specialty. Parties desiring
, to locatc in Guthrie, or Oklahoma
, would do well to call oa him (or
Address, Lock llox 1(12,
cms N< a. 7 and s.
I WANT YOUR TRADE
W. D. PACKER
and Harness .*
( PHONE 346 )
Cor. Oklahoma Ave. and Brocd St.
GUTHRIE. - - OKLAHOMA
And Fallis Oklahoma.
cotton per annum. These three
men own and controle abc ut one
hundred thousand dollars worth
There are a number of good
farmers in Pottawatomie county
who own their own farms and
•many of them are first-class
farms at that.
Mr. W. M. Campbell, W. M.
King, David Campbell, W. H.
Blackwell, Mrs. P. Perry, G. W.
Garrett. Rev. C. T/Becoats, Rev.
T M. Morgan and Mrs. Julia
Shawnee who have got aliout 15,
000 acres as fine land as there is
in the North Canadian River bot-
tom. Her farm is just about 2
miles South West of the city of
Shawnee, and about 3 miles
With pleasure we acknowl-
edge the receipt of the following
invitation to the Tweney-Fifty
marriage anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. E. P. Simmons, of Hollan-
dale, Mississippi Our subscrib-
ers have not paid up yet and we
cannot get to them, but we send
them a copy of the Safeguard
with best wishes for another 25
Rev. C. A. Buchanan,
You are cordially invited to be
present at the 2oth wedding an-
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Simmons Monday evening,
March Twenty-Sixth, Nineteen
Hundred and Six, Hollandale,
be removed aud the Negro boys must be j North-west of Tecumseh, the
sent to school and kept there continously. j county Seat and One of the pret-
until they receive, at least, a grammar j tjes towns in Oklahoma.
school duration, Let no more Negro The ^ opportunities to be
S orr-wHl" forever t i found in Oklahoma for the Negro I
Notice is herebv ffiven to thP shut out from the sunlight of prosperity are in J ottavyatomie county,;
. „.. „, <* •«*(
will catch them, and never fail|)Vlo Mf nlivil Assoriation tol. This is a good thing worthy tc
to hold them. It is death to the
Web-worm, the Sharp-shooters
and the Boll-weavil in the cotton
or corn fields.
It has been tried and proven a
success. Should you want to
see it write to him and he will
call on you, or send a man at
Address H. Reid, Box 49,
Meridian. O. T.
v.... fruit, cotton, corn and potato
the Mt. Olive Association to | "reaVandob^edby everyNe- [county in Oklahoma. More. ^.^^aa^oooo
meet with the ministers and gro in America. We take ofl money for the farmers in Mc-
Loud, Earlsboro, Tecumseh, Sher
AN "AD" IN THE
We are having fine weather now and
tho farmers arc stiring briskly.
deacon's council, Saturday lie-
fore the 5th Sunday in April at
Jerusalem Baptist Church, New
W. M. Brown Moderator,
L. B. Turner Secretary.
Dr. L. A. King is in a low state.
Mrs. Martha Dodd is on the sick list
Miss Emma Kerr and Mr. C. Botton
were united in the ho ly bonds of mntai
mony on thc 4th, Re?. J. R. Rayford
our hat to Mr. Rodgers of the
WHEN IN NEED
First Class Furnished Rooms
CALL AT THE—
J S. D. HAYES |
CAFE PHONE MEALS
IN 2612 AT
CONNECTION. ALL HOURS.
7 West Qrand Ateatse
Oklahoma City, - Oklahoma
the reach of all in price. City
property is the same with good
titles. Let the people know of
the good things that are in Potta-
watomie county, and they will
come. And if the Negro of Pot-
tawatomie county would like to
know what goes on out side of
the county among the Negro they
will have to read the Safeguard.
It is a Negro paper from start to
to finish. It should be in the
home of every Negro in Potta-
Respectfully your for the race,
W. M. Sulcer.
i* - • "t
H.W, Conrad, A.M..M
Physician and Surgeon.
SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR TREATING
...DISEASES OF WOMEN..
..AND CHItONIC DISEASES....
FIFTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE
Lady Attendant Always in Office.
0:00 to 12:00 A. M., and 3:00 to 6:00 I'. M
117 South Skcono STRrirr.
RESIDENCE PHONE 747
503 E. Vilas Ave.
4 Doors Hast of Carnegie Library
want nMit pair of Harness REPAIRED or
MADE, call to mr. I ran sav«-
money. Mf Shoe Shop la FIRST
('LASS. TKT MK once
WHIPS. COLLARS, HAMMER!*. SHOE!*
ami everything in the Harness line al
hriW on ImbmI^^^B
J. W. CAPERS,
REAL ESTATE 4 INSUR. AGT.
We ivinnre against Death, Kir*, Accident
Negotiating Loans on farm* and making
Deoda, and paanln£ on Titles A Specialty.
Parties deelrinjr to Locate in flnthrle, or
Oklahoma would do well to eail on ns.
AddreM, LOCK BOX 87,
Cor. 8epond St., and W. Harrison Are
INT*KNAT!ONAL, L. St T. Co., B'LD'G
IUMIX8 N03. ti. ;
i Shawnee than in any other
rkets of Oklahoma. Farm $ MOHeV to Loan. \
Is are very productive and in ¥ ^
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