278 THE A. M. E. REVIEW
The American Missionary says that the three elements
needed to solve our race problem have at last been brought
into helpful relations, namely: "The Negro, the Southern
white man and the Northern friend."
Lord Knollys, King George's private secretary, has
sent the following letter to F. G. Brading, secretary of the
Scripture Gift Mission:
"I have had the honor of submitting your letter to the
King, and am directed to inform you in reply that it is
quite true that he promised Queen Alexandra as long ago
as 1881 that he would read a chapter of the Bible daily, and
that he has ever since adhered to this promise."
F. Hopkinson Smith says that "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
has done more harm than any other book ever written.
Commenting on this the New York World remarks:
"It may possibly be true that 'the colored population
of the South was much happier and much better taken care
of in the days of slavery.' Of course, Mr. Smith knows.
As artist and author he has shown at times considerable
gifts of imagination. But has he found on his lecture tours
that the Negroes as a race are agitating for the repeal of
the thirteenth amendment in order to regain the happiness
of being held in servitude and bought and sold as human
"Mrs. Stowe was not altogether to blame for the things
she wrote about, nor for the events that have since fol-
lowed. Perhaps F. Hopkinson Smith could be persuaded
to write a denatured "Uncle Tom's Cabin" merely to show
how the thing ought to have been done."