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The Colorado Statesman VOL. XII. Study Negroes. Says Archbishop J. J. Glennon, in his Sermon in St. Louis. Church to Uplift Race—Control of Emotions is the First Step—Discipline the Remedy. The subject of the Negro prob lem whs taken up by Archbishop J. J. Glennon in his first sermon of the season, Sunday, at the New • Cathedral chapel. A large congre gation attended the mass, this be ing the first time that the arch bishop had been heard in St. Louis'since his visit to Europe, t “Yesterday.'’ the arcbbisnop said, in beginning his sermon, “we had the dedication of a new asylum for colored children, and I (saw there a number of these little dues cared for by the colored com munity of sisters, and I saw there a number of our people, white and colored, attending this function, j I had some words to say to those | who were present, but in that! background of what I bad to say !, to them there loomed this great question that is not settled yet. | That, is the race question; the!, question of the colored people., their future association with the j other people who dwell in these United States. “Possibly there will never be I written down for this problem an exact solution on paper or in form al,ar. It is a unique question that does not exist with the same ac- : centuation anywhere as it. does in the United States. The Celtic, Saxon, or whatever may be the original racial blood of the people of the United States, all represent more than 1000 years of civilization and culture, and where their is civilization and culture from year to year, and generation to generation, there must be an accumulated heredity springing therefrom. While individuals may be decadent, yet, the race exhibits that prental civilization. Conse quently. we have on the one hand here a race that perhaps lias reach ed the highest point of civilization today, and on the other we have a race that has back of it no civili zation; a nation that is racially at the very antithesis of the white race And yet by closer political and local association these two *acer have come together to work out their salvation as best they may. “In Europe they do not under stand this condition, because in i''- Europe there is a gradual declina , tion from race to race. The Swed ish people co-mingle with the North German; the North German assoc.iataes with the South Ger man. the South German with the Latin, the Latin with the Egyp tian, the Egyptian with the Aby ssinian. and the Abyssinian with the Hottentots, and thus step by ■step the declension goes on, but there is no accentuated difference between race and race. ■‘ln the United States they have tried to solve this question by the civil war. There were many who thought they have solved it by the success of the abolition of slavery, and that part of the success of the United States arms is today admit ted and applauded by all the citi zens. because slavery is wrong. But that they have thereby solved the entire question of the colored race and its future is doubted by many. “Some think it will be solved by education, and hence the proper thing to do is intrench the colored people in their political, civil, so cial rights or whatever-rights they may have, by placing education before them, by bidding high schools and universities and training them to the point where they are absolutely the intellectual equal of the white man. But there are others who think after the high school and the university have done all possible for the colored race, we shall still have the same old problem. “It appears lo us the sanest way to secure a solution of the prob lem would be to steady the race ac cording to its own proper genius, for every race lias its own charac acteristics, its own trend of racial and national life, its own way of growing as we believe all races should grow, up and onward. This is true of the white race, it is true of the colored race. The charac teristic of the colored people can be summed up very readily. The colored people have hearts, they are emotional, they are imitative; they are faithful, provided the temptations to infidelity are not too strong; they are obedient if they are trained to obediece; they are believers almost to the point of credulousness. The very first tiling to do is to get them to con trol their emotions, to train their hearts and develop their moral na ture. Their faculty of belief, which is good in itself, ought to be utilized to their uplifting.” The archbishop saw in religion the final hope of the colored race, and said it was only by the discip ! line of Christianity that they ! could he lifted to better things. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER IT, 11)05. Colored Buggy Whip Mob. “Recently at Waco, Tex,” says an Exchange, “100 colored men visited tlie county jail armed with buggy whips, demanding of the jailor that he turn over to them Arthur Shelby and Dub Hargrove, two colored men who were arrest ed for criminally assaulting a col ored woman. The crowd said they wanted to show tlieir disapproval of such crimes. They offered to return the men to jail after whip ping them. Tho request was not granted. That whole dog-goned bunch are a gang of cowards. Hundreds of their women are beaten and outraged yearly by some white man, and we are yet to hear of a mob of colored men in bloody Texas demanding that the brute he turned over to them, and until the colored men in Texas as well as elsewhere are in a position —or, in other words, brave anil courageous enough—to enforce the unwritten laws of that hell hole on any man regardless of his nation ality or color who dare criminally assuualt their women. The proper and manly thing to do is to let the law take its course, on the the other hand. It is no credit or honor to any race or na tion to resort to mob law for any cause, and the colored man is no exception to the rule.” Color Line in Game of Football. Fort Collins, Colo , Oct. 7. -The color question came near disrupt ing relations Ijetween the various colleges of the state to-day, when, on the lineup for football, Denver university found a colored man planing on the team of the State- Agricultural college. The Denver contingent at once raised objections. The white men from Denver refused to play against the Aggies with a “cloud” on their team. They would con front no team with a black man on it. The Aggies insisted that they hud a right to play a black man so long as it was a "practice” game. With the tentative understand ing that the Aggies would not in sist upon playing the Negro when it came to professional games tlie Denver university team went to the line. The intercollegiate Athletic as sociation comprises all the more important collegesand universities of the state. Denver university, which drew the color line, is a sec tarian school of the Methodist de nomination. This faith has al ways professed the utmost liberal ity in social matters and conse quently Hie event has caused a stir, not. only among college men, but also among churchmen. Paradoxical as it may seem, a Southerner, as captain of tho Ag gies, stood for the Negro, and a Northerner, captain of the D. I'.’s, opposed. COMMENT ON THE AFFAIR. My personal feeling in the mat ter is that no color line should be drawn in football. It is unfortu nate that the question should have been raised, and I trust that the incident will not he magnified into anything of much importance. We should ignore the question entire ly.—Prof. Alderson. Pres. School of Mines. Colored men are used in Colora do college athletics whenever they prove their merit. They have played on our football team, and where they show ability in that or any other line they will be recog nized. Colorado college is open to students of all colors and races.— Pres. W. F. Slocum of Colorado College^ This is a state institution, and under the constitution it cannot draw the color line. The Agricul tnrial college receives support both from tlie state and the national government, and as the constitu tion makes no discrimination neither can the school. B. O. Aylesworlh. President Agricultural College. Bill to Reduce Representation. New York, Oct. 10.—" In the feist session of congress. Senator Platt of New York introduced a bill providing for a reduction in the congressional representation from those states which disfranchise all, or a part, of the Negro vote. I presume that in the session of congress about to begin. Mr. Platt will reintroduce that measure. I want to serve notice on him and those lu re in New York City who were resiionsible for it. that if its passage is seriously attempted. Mr. Platt, will discover a buzz-saw re volving at a rate that wilt appall him." This was said yesterday liy Senator 'minions of North Caro lina, who is in New York. Mr. Simmons, with Senator Goman of Mary lain 1. will lead the fight against Southern reduction when it begins in the senate, if Mr. Platt again offers his bill. "Mr. Platt is aiming principally at North Carolina, Mississijipiand Alabama when he seeks to have his resolution passed.” said Sena tor Simmons, “but in fact he is hitting the whole South. The Platt resolution cannot pass, and the llepublican club and its asso ciates who are agitating the ques tion ought to know it.” Silverton Notes. In the wreck which occurred a few days ago we are glad a kind providence preserved the lives of our sisters, Mrs. A. J. Bryant and Mrs. Ed. Locket of Durango. Mrs. Win. Brown who has been quite sick is much better. Mrs. Olive Elliott, the evange list and singer of Denver, is now in our town for an indefinite stay. She is quite an attraction. ‘ Church services progresses nice ly. Wm. Brown and Mrs. Lizzie Palmer are valuable additions to our roll since conference. Our Sunday School is now orga nized, Mrs. Palmer, Supt.; Bernice Sanders, Sec.: Mrs. B. Washing ton. Treas. RACE NEWS Gathered from Various Sources. Bub Rogan. Tennessee’s Afro- American giant, died a few days ago in Gallatin. He was eight feet nine inches tall. His hands were 12 inches in length and feet l(il inches. He was drawn around by two goats his legs being too slendor to support his body. He was 31* years old. The city council at Pensacola, Fla., passed the "Jim Crow.” street car ordinance over the mayor’s veto, by a unanimous vote. Mayor Bliss vetoed the ordinance on the ground that the section exempting colored nurses when accompanied by white charges from the opera tions of the law. was unconstitu tional. The ordinance will go in to effect in fifteen days. The entire briekmaking business of Fariuville, Yu., and vicinity is in the hands of one colored man-- ' a freedman who bought his owi. and his family’s freedom, purchas ed bis master's estate and even tually hired his master to work for him. He owns more than 1000 acres of land in Cumberland conn-1 ty mid considerable property in the town of Fariuville. \Y. H. Daumion. formerly of De troit, on Afro-American, and as sistant bridge engineer for the Michigan Central Railway, lias in vented a railway bleed signal which practically eliminates col lisions oil railways either lxitween trains or with any kind of obstruc tion on the track. It is operated by means of electricity and is by far the most improved system of signaling now known. Chicago, Oct, 7. —Fifty members of the Southern “yellow fever col ony” walked out out yesterday when Sam Hansom, halfback of the Beloit football team seated himself in the dinning hall of the fashionable Del Prado hotel. Headed by Murray F. Smith, gen eral Southern counsel for the Illi nois Central, and a resident of Vicksburg, all of the Southern guests protested to the manager. W. W. Carpenter, acoachman, of Pottsville. Pa., recently succeeded in his efforts to be wedded to Miss Louise Zettlemoyer, a pretty white girl. After local magistrates had refused to join the couple together because of the color of the bride groom. Rev. ,T. W. Randolph. pas tor of the African Methodist church, performed the ceremony. The fact that Carpenter is tin* sixth Negro in Pottsville who has claimed a white woman as his bride within the past year has caused considerable comment. The city of Selma, Ala., has an ordinance which forbids the sell ing of meat other than within the city market and prohibits its sale near the city limits also. It also refuses to rent a stall in the mar ket to any colored man. Milas Martin is a colored butcher who is using all his powers to test the constitutionality of such a law and says he will carry the fight into the Supreme Court of the United States, as it is a violation of the Fifteenth Amendment. He is be ing hacked by some good white people of Selma Houston, Texas., Oct. 7. —A pe tition from a liumlier ot citizens, headed by G. W. Knight of San Marcos, has been presented to Governor Lnnhain asking that the state permit mob punishment of Negrces who assault women. The governor is asked to indorse a pol icy of alisolnte iinproteetion to Ne groes guilty of assanlt. insuring that they be given no trial by legal inquiry of any'kind, and that they may be hanged instantly as soon as apprehended. The governor’s response principally is directed to the legal phase of the proposition. It is set forth that it is impossible for him to countenance the policy in view of the oath of office and the state legislation, which he is bound to protect. Washington. Oct. 7. Emmett J. Scott, secretary to Booker T. Washington of the Tnskegee in stitute. and Charles W. Anderson, the Negro appointed collector of internal revenue of New York lust March, called today at the White house. Scott placed before Secre tary Leoli the program to be fol lowed at Tuskegee on the occasion of the presidents visit October 2S. An interesting feature of the pres ident's entertainment will be a ser ies of seventy five Houts that will pass in review before him, illuslra i tive of the academic, mechanical : and agricultural departments ol j the Negro. Almost I,soostudents 1 will precede the floats, each wear ing a stalk of sugar cane tipped 1 with u cotton boil, both raised in the experimental gardens of the | institute. NO. 3