RACES: Mother Wit

In the 66 years since he was born on an Alabama cotton patch, Negro John Claybrook has by slow degrees made himself one of the most affluent members of his race in the South. He owns a large tenant farm, the bank and general store in its Negro settlement of 300, a fortune estimated at $100,000 and a colored baseball te?m. He lives in Memphis in the height of comfort. Credit for all this worldly success, Negro Claybrook, who never went to school, ascribes to his "mother wit."

Last week to Negro Claybrook's...

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