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The Colorado Statesman 0 VOL. XII. SENSELESS PREJUDICE By Many of the American White People is Becoming: More Noticeable Each Day Toward the Unfair Treatment of the Negroes. Senseless prejudice is cropping out everywhere against the Negro. It is enough to make one ask if the American people are fools, from the way some of them act. Take up a paper almost any day and you will find that America has gone mail because of a massacre of the Jews by Russians, or Armen ians by Turks. Ou the same page it will also be seen that this or that community has gone into conniptions because a Negro lias been treated with civility by some white man, who knows not a man by the color of his skin, but by I his worth. If this civility is ac- J corded him in the North, whether in hotel or private family, the South thinks it is its imperative duty to lecture both the Nortli and the Negro on social equality. If, ou the other hand, the Negro is discriminated against in the North, as was the case a few days ago in Springfield, Mass., where hotel keepers, with two exceptions, refused to accomodate the Negro delegates to the State Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows; the South ern white press makes it its duty to lecture the North for not treat ing the Negro better, and at once becomes solicitous, sarcastically, , about-the Northern jiress lectnr " ing '‘the perpetrators of tin's out rage upon the man and brother. And this thing is cropping out more and more every day. and in more ways than one. Why. here, the other day some man made in quiry through a Richmond paper as to whether the Richmond laun dries washed the soiled linen of their white and colored patrons in the same wash. And the editor of that paper said that he would like for the laundry that did to say so. Reading between the lines of the reply could be clearly seen the threats of a boycott. Here, the other day, in the National Farmers convention, in a pluin, practical discussion upon immigration, a Southern delegate, and a Virginian injected the “social equality" and “race” question into the discussion as a pass at arms at the Northern and Western delegates. In God s , name, we ask is the Negro a man — is he human? Is he a lineal de scendant of the first man —Adam, whom God created in his own im age? Does Holy Writ refer to a L particular race of men when it i says that God “hath made of one blood all nations?" Does the sa cred Word refer to a particular race when the Psalmist says: “Thou hast made him a little low er than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and hon or?” Which is wrong, the God in whom we believe and have our be ing or the man, “Race prejudice” ; as it exists in America? ■ The Negro asks not “social equality with the whites as it per tains to those niceties which call for an exchange of visits, etc; the only equality he asks is that he be allowed those civic and political equalities that of right belong to him, ho being a part and parcel of our civic fabric. The Negro is perfectly content with himself so cially; separation on electric cars, steam cars, steam boats, theatres, hotels or anywhere else is agree able to him, decidedly so, if the accomodation is equal. We know-that Negro washerwo men wash their clothes along with the clothes of their white patrons, just the same as Negro cooks knead their bread and roast their meat along with their white em ployers, or as the black “mammy” suckles her baby from the same breast as that from which she suckles the white baby, who would otherwise die for lack of proper nourishment; there is no social equality in that, nor will there be! if he is given decent accommoda-l tion on public carriers and the same in public ordinaries. The whole thing in a nutshell is a mean, foolish prejudice of which intelligence should be ashamed. “Only that, and nothing .more.”- — Reformer. Wills Honey and Property to Negro. Macon, Ga., Sept, 13. —Unless the higher courts reverse Ordinary Wiley’s decision Martha Johnson, a Negro woman, will not partici pate in the division of the esfute of John Boardman. In a decision handed down this morning Ordinary Wiley allowed the will to be probated us filed with the exception of the eighth provision, which makes a bequest to the Negro woman, the section of the will over which the fight was waged. It will be remembered that the will of Boardman, who died some weeks ago, was filed in the office of Ordinaty Wiley for probate, and almost immediately Mrs. Broad man, acting as guardian for her 8-year-old daughter, Juliette, took steps to prevent the will being pro bated Broadinan had a one-fourth in terest in the estate of his father, which has been estimated at sls, 000, and of this he left one-half to his daughter. He made several bequests and $2,000 to Alartha DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 11)05. Johnson, the Negro woman, and provided further that she was to get all that was lelf after the other provisions of the will had been car ried out. In his decision Ordinary Wiley declares the document to be an in officious will and contrary to na tural atfections and moral duties. He further gives the opinion that the woman used undue inllu ence on Broadinan and that such a will was against public policy. Judge W. D. Nottingham, coun sel for the woman, will appeal the case to the Superior Court, and Major Marion W. Harris, attorney for Mrs. Broadman. will make an other strenuous fight opposing him. RACE NEWS Gathered from Various Sources. There are fourteen drug stores conducted by colored men in Wash ington. Seventy colored physi cians minister unto the sick of bailiwick. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 22. Early this morning, the charred remains of Lulu Wise, a Negro woman, and her four children were fopud in the smoked ruins of her home near this place. They had been murdeied and the house set on fire. Nashville. Tenn , Sept. 12.—At to-day's session of the great Im proved Order of Red Alen the West Virginia delegation offered a resolution protesting against the organization of Negro tribes of Red Men and requesting that the ritual of the order by copyrighted. Alias Edna Gray, of St. Paul, a S9OO clerk and stenographer in the Patent Office at Washington, was recently promoted as a recog nition of her faithful and efficient service. There are two other Afro American copyist in this depart ment, eight messengers and twenty laborers. There are more Negroes in Lex ington and Fayette county, Ken tucky, than there are of any other single nationality, twice as many as there are Irishman and twelve times as many as there are Jews, Germans and dagoes combined, constituting two-fifths of the total population—yet they have no re spectable representation in the lo cal government, whereas the Lex ington Herald is justly indignant. Muskegee, I T., Sept. 22.—The Western Negro Press association elected to-day: President, W. H. Duncan, of Colorado Springs; vice president, C. N. Sellers of Buxton, la.; correspondent secretary, W. 11. Twine. Muskegee. I. T.; record ing secretary, F. J. Mordou of Muskegee. I. T.; treasurer. Miss S. Tidley of Guthrie, Okla. The as sociation will meet next year in Colorado Springs. Memphis, Term.. Sept. 17. Fatty Grimes, a Negro with a bloody St. Louis record, was kill ed to-day in a duel with George Fitzhugh, another Negro. Jeal ly was the cause of the trouble, which occured in Hammit Ash ford’s saloon, where Fitzhugh was employed as a bartender. The police found S7OO worth of dia monds on the dead man, which he wore as studs and rings. His body will be shipped to his mother in St. Louis. WflQnstown. \V. Ya„ Sept. 24 Breaking into the city jail here to day an armed masked mob of “white ribboners” took out Moses Lovern, a Negro serving 00 days for assaulting James Butcher. Taking Lovern and Thomas Black burn. the only other prisoner, ac cross the river in a boat, upon landing, the mob beat whipped and stoned Lovern until he pre sumably was dead. Both prison ers were returned to jail. Lovern will die. Blackburn gave the names of eight men in the mob and Prosecuting Attorney Shep ard has issued warrants for them. “The Negro needs a little more time for improvement.” says the Houston Post, “Undvr the many difficulties clouding his pathway, he is striving upward and onward. Certainly he is seen in the wrong light. Many of the short comings of the Negro are due to the wide spread influence which has gained popularity over the South that he is clamoring for social equality. The old Negro is all right, they say, but the new Negro is the bone of contention. He wears a stand ing collar and refuses to lift his hut and does not as his father did, answer to the name “uncle.” In order to please the white man, it seems that he must possess just so much knowledge and that of a certain kind—must strive to be a good servant and never speak above a whisper on certain topics. If one Negro commits rape itsis presumed that all other Negroes will do likewise and if one steals all others are thieves. This is wrong. Those who try to be gcod and help to uphold the law do not feel that they have the respect of the community when they are con sidered in the same class as the drunkard, the gambler the harlot and the rupist. Give him a chance let him who will, come. Right now the Negro does not Know what to do. The Negro needs symputhy and the industrial caressess of his white brother that the solution of this question may be properly deult with. There are some bad Negroes, we admit, but they are hopelessly in the manority and have no respect whatever from the intelligent and thrifty ones of the race. INDUSTRIAL TRAINING For the Negro is a Very Necessary Vocation to Better His Biased Chances in the Commercial or Business World. “Many have thought," says the Seattle Searchlight, “that indus trial training was meant to make the Negro work, much as he work ed during the days of slavery. This is far from right. If this training has any value for the Ne gro, as it has for the white man; it consists in teaching the Negro how to make the forces of nature, air, water, horse power, steam, and the (dectric power, work for him, how to lift labor up out of foil and drudgery' into that which is digni fied and beautiful. The Negro in the South works, and he works hard, but his luck of skill, coupled with ignorance, causes him to do work in the most costly manner, and this has kept him near the bottom of the ladder in the busi ness world. Industrial education teaches the Negro how not to drudge in his work. Let, him who doubts this, contrast the Negro in the South toiling through a field of oats with an old-fashioned reap er, with the white man on a mod ern farm, sitting upon a modern harvester behind two spirited horses, using a machine that cuts and binds the oats at the same time, doing four times as much work as the black man with or.e half the labor. Let us give the black man so much skill and brains that ho can cut oats like the white man, then he can com pete with him. The Negro works in cotton and has no trouble so long as his labor is confined to the lower forms of work, the planting, the picking and the ginning. But when the Negro attempts to follow the bale of cotton up through the higher stages, through the mill where it is made into the finer fabrics, where the larger profit ap pears, he is |told that he is not wanted. The Negro can work in wood and iron; no one objects so long as he confines his work to the felling of trees, and sawing of boards, to the digging of iron ore and making of pig-iron. But 1 when the Negro attempts to follow this tree into the factory where it is made into desks and chairs, or when he attempts to follow the pig-iron into the factory where it is made into knife-blades and watch springs the Negro’s trouble begins. And what is the objection? Simply that the Negro lacks the skill, coupled with brains neces sary to compete with the white man, or that when white n\en re fuse to work with colored men, enough skilled and educated color ed men cannot be found to super NO. 1 intend and man every part of one large industry, and hence they are constantly barred out. There should be a more vital and prac tical connection between the Ne gro's educated brain and his op portunity to earn his daily bread." BlacK SKin Vs. White SKin. In Shakespeare we have the fol lowing romances: “Othello the Moore,” we. find the storv of the sable Moore making love to the fair Desdemona; there was a white suitor in the case; the dusky Moor then said “Let us incision make, to prove whose blood is red dest, yours or mine.” In this way they were to prove whose love was truest, and most worthy to win the hand of fair Desdemonia. Be neath the outward covering of a black skin there flows blood just as red ns under a white skin. In Holy Writ we find these words: “Of one blood God hath made all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth." If it is really true that a Negro is inferior to a white man because of his color, why does not tue same rule hold good with other creatures, so that a black horse is inferior to a white horse, a black cow to a white cow. etc. To conclude the one is as absurd us to conclude the other. The accident of race or color had little or nothing to do with it. There is nothing great in the world but man, and nothing great in man but mind. Hence we be lieve with Pope, sho said: “Were I so tall as to reach the poles And fjrusp the ocean in my span, l’l still be measured by my soul The mind's the standard of the man.” —Seattle Searchlight. When the white board of educa tion at a Kansas town wanted to enroll the colored and white child ren separately the colored parents invaded the grounds. The men retired when ordered to do so but the women refused to leave and seated their children with the white children. They fought for their rights until the board post poned the enrollment. St. Louis, Sept. 24. —A Negro attempted to assault the wife of Deputy Sheriff A. J. Shores at Clayton to-night and was shot by Shores and badly wounded. The shooting attracted a mob of Ne groes from the congregation of a colored church who attempted to lynch the Negro, Robert Taylor, but were prevented and Taylor ! was safely landed in jail.