Rev. J. O. Johnson. D. D., of Nashville, Tenn., conveyed to the Gen-
eral Conference of the C. M. E. Church, sitting in that city, the fra-
ternal greetings of the A. M. E. Church. At this writing, we have
no particulars of either the speech or the occasion. We learn, how-
ever, that Dr. C. H. Phillips, former editor of the Christian Index, the
official organ, was elected bishop, to our mind a much-merited, though
too long deferred, promotion.
We have drawn unusually largely upon the Oliso in order to present
to our readers two most excellent social studies, "A Peculiar Settle-
ment" and "Life in the Sugar Belt." They are of great interest both
in subject and treatment and will, we are sure, be widely read. The
Ohio, as modest as it is, is one of the most carefully edited publications
among the many that reach us. It is always sane, safe and sound in
its positions and shows the scholar's instinct for getting down below
the surface of things.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S ARLINGTON SPEECH.
Last Decoration Day President Roosevelt spoke brave words against
lynching. He might have remained silent but evidently the President
feels responsible for his influence, and he will not dodge. There are
many signs that the South is getting ashamed of its criminal pre-emi-
nence. President Roosevelt's speech will deepen the b'ush.
The volcanic eruption which recently overwhelmed St. Pierre in the
island of Martinique by which thirty thousand souls were swept into
eternity is a terrible reminder that "in the midst of life we are in
death." There is no such thing as safety in the sense that physical
being is free from danger. Seeming security is based upon our in-
ability to foresee the future, or to know what forces are above, below
and around us every day of our lives. Nothing but spiritual readiness
for any visitation of God is preparation for what a day may bring
forth. Be ye also ready.