390 Church Review
Large sums of money in the British exchequer await claimants-
some $275,000,000. Some of it dates back over one hundred and sev-
enty-five years and there is very little prospect of its payment.
The Afro-American Council will soon test the constitutional provis
ions of Louisiana disfranchising the negro. Were such an organiza-
tion Irish instead of negro, all the leaders would be in it.
Dr. R. C. Ransom, of the Chicago Institutional Church, "Dearborn
Center," is watchful of his work and alert to refute the attacks of men
who delight to win fame by striking the man who is down. His
recent reply to Dr. Talmage, fils, is full of his characteristic fire and
flavor, being incisive without being abusive, and strong without being
Evidently, Dr. Ransom believes in turning the other cheek after he
has convinced his opponent that it is unsafe to smite it.
Mr. S. Douglass Russell, of Oklahoma, has worked faithfully to in-
duce industrious Negroes to go to that territory and avail themselves
of the extraordinary opportunities to acquire land and wealth. Just
now he is making herculean efforts to have them enter the new In-
dian lands to be thrown open to settlement this summer. He is a
public benefactor in trying to get the Negro to do as the white man
always does-get into a good thing while it is in reach.
We have traveled in both Oklahoma and Indian Territories and do
not hesitate to say that a finer country or one with a more promising
future does not exist in America and any colored man who has push
and good sense can go there and become independent. We advise
as many as read this to wake up and turn your attention to Oklahoma.
It is the last chance for cheap homes in a climate favorable to both
cotton and wheat. A letter sent to S. Douglass Russell, McKinley
Oklahoma Ter., will bring full information.
OUR COVER DESIGN.
We present a charcoal sketch suited to the special character of our
Easter number. It was designed and drawn by Miss May Howard
whose work the cover design is also.
Miss Howard is a graduate of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine
Arts, where H. O. Tanner studied before going to Paris.
Her talent is undoubted and we are glad to be the means of revealing