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THE COLORADO STATESMAN
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VOL. XXIII.
RACE NEWS
GATHERED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
New Orleans, La., March 3.
After playing the All-Race film,
The Trooper of Troop K., in ev
ery “mixed” theatre in this city,
the local manager of the Lincoln
Motion Picture company went one
better by booking the Great fea
ture into a theatre which plays to
white people only. For the first
time in history a solid white au
dience in the South has sat
through and applauded a Race
feature, the work of Noble John
son and his capable company hav
ing created a distinct sensation.
Rocky Mount, N. C., March 5.
All the colored female operators
in the knitting mill struck re
cently because of ill treatment on
the part of the manager. He
cursed and attempted to abuse
one of the girls, which caused
the strike. The superintendent
upon being' informed, investiga
ted the matter, and upon his find
ings discharged the offending
manager and persuaded the girls
to return to work.
Richmond, Va., March 9. —S.
•J. Rink (white), conductor No.
13 on the Richmond & Rappahan
ock car line, is being sought to
day by the Henrico police on a
warrant sworn out by Gertrude
Brown, charging him with at
tempted assault. He is charged
by the Brown woman with fol
lowing hef into the woods adja
cent to Sevqn Pines last night
and resorting to force. Accord
ing to her account, she screamed
and her cries being answered, her
assailant took to the woods. She
said she was a passenger on the
car on which Rink was conductor.
The case will be heard at a later
date by Magistrate H. W. Hardy.
The woman claims to have been
married for seven years.
Chicago.—The Chicago League
on Urban Conditions among Ne
groes, with offices at 3719 South
State street, is making a prefimi
nery survey of the city with a
view of securing co-operation
among the welfare organizations
touching Negro life and getting
the needed agencies established.
Special efforts will be made to
aid the almost 30,000 Negroes re
cently migrating to Chicago from
the South to adjust themselves to
the requirements of modern city
life. T. Arnold Hill has been se
lected as acting executive of the
local organization until the per
manent secretary is secured.
Mammond, La., March I.
Emma Hooper, a colored woman,
age 45, charged with shooting
and seriously wounding Consta
ble Fred Karleton here yesterday
when he attempted to arrest her
for wounding a Negro boy was
taken from the authorities by a
small mob last njght while she
was being taken to the jail at
Amite city and hanged to a tree
about six 'miles east of Hammond.
The woman’s body was found
about midnight. The Negro wo
man, with a shotgun also resist
ed arrest after she had shot Karl
eton and she was wounded by a
posse headed by Chief of Police
Ford before she was captured.
A number of unidentified men
and boys seized her from her
guard in an automobile and spiri
ted her away when Deputy Sher
iff Wainwright left the machine
to get a pair of handcuffs to place
on her.
One evening this week one of
the colored picture houses threw
on its screen pictures of the
floating hospital for the children
of New York City. Among the
labels was one reading, 50,000
children cared for last year, re
gardless of creed or color.” In
the language of Marc Anthony,
“If you have tears to shed, pre
pare to shed them now. ” There
are many persons so constructed
that if—was hurled against them
they would stand it without with
out blinking an eye, so to speak.
Then when they note a little,
touch of nature which makes all
the world akin they melt down,
becoming as little children
man’s humanity to man. Doubt
less there were more than one in
that audience who felt all weath
er beaten as a part of the race
that knows trials and tribulations
who breathed full and free on
reading that label, “Regardless
of creed and color, ’ ’ feeling for
once the delightful intoxication
of whole citizenship.
Tim Owsley, our blossoming
poet, speakes of joy tears. Such
as we have called attention to
are some of the occasions. We
imagine Eva Tanguay sheds
them when she notes the loyalty
of her audiences to her in spite
of what’s said, else why those
'fervent “God bless you’s?” We
also feel to say, that, as you do
unto those little ones you also do
unto me. We think the whole
race thinks so—any race that
walks not in the fullness of civic
liberty.—The Freeman.
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DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MARCH 17 1917
REFORMATION AS SEEN BY PRESENT-DAY
RELIGIONISTS.
lIE REVIVAL SEASON among the churches of the
different denominations continues with unabated in
terest and the usual influx of converts giving proof
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of the temporary good that thfese religious times and sea
sons accomplish for the souls of humanity. Each minister
of the gospel, evangelist or revivalist advocates a reform
movement as he thibks best to impress his hearers with the
future state of reward—whether good or evil, and some
times being so engrossed in the future state they seem to
lose sight of the practical, every day teaching that the
Christ gave to His disciples and the people during His stay
on earth and going among them. Taking the parables of
our Lord as well as things thaf happened during His min
istry, there are sojnany illustrations given for practical
guidance of the church of that if some of our re
ligious leaders would relieve ythemselves of that bigotry
which only help to snap the links of the chain of religion,
abundant and permanent succejjs would always attend their
qfforts, and an impregnable ana invincible defence be erect
ed to withstand the onslaught if skepticism and other foes
that are constantly uivading t% ranks of Christianity.
Inconsistent Teachings.
Church rules, church laws, church systems must be
obeyed and followed by the members and adherents, and the
‘ demand made on the followers should find the initiatory
action in the leaders whatever be their title or position.
Some denominations oppose dancing and card playing while
entertaining checkers and dominoes—the two latter being
termed more domestic with hardly any tendency to vice.
Some oppose a visit to the theatre or race track while enter
taining a horse and cattle show or athletic contests (running,
jumping, boxing, swimming, baseball, etc.), but with all
these, we come in contact witli some extremists who go so far
as to oppose the educational and physical development of
children or young people, whose curriculum in school calls
for drills, dancing and other roles that will make them grace
ful and better able to take their stand in the social world.
In* striking contrast to these hallowed rules and forms of
discipline as they are termed, we have various kinds of secu
lar entertainments being held in the sgcred edifice, set apart
and dedicated to the worship of God, with the approval of
pastor, trustee, steward and every other head of this or that
' religious sect; more than that, “the tender plants (as the
younger element of the church, is called) can be seen tra
versing various parts of the city soliciting the purchase of
tickets of men in different walks of life, Christian and non-
Christian. These ticket-sellers are numerous and are gener
ally girls between the ages of 12 and 18, and to venture to
challenge the wisdom of this action brings down the ven
geance and wrath of the church folks on the individual.
Again and again have congregations in our city petitioned
their governing bodies to remove their pastors b(jpause they
entertain a “big giver” or a “large contributor,’ and glai - -
ing breaches and inconsistencies are allowed to be engaged
in by them, as if the absolute support of the church were
in them. This brings us face to face with the fact as re
corded in the Scriptures when the Master visited the temple.
The Same Now As Then.
Even though we boast of living in a better age, more
advanced with such intellectual progress, etc., we find some
of the same conditions confronting us. In the portion of the
temple set apart for holy worship He found the people
buying and selling and engaging in all kinds of worldliness.
Did the Master condone the action or did He bring immedi
ate punishment to bear which offered a correction for that
and future times? This, therefore, being so practical, and as
our spiritual advisers and religious' reformers are so well
versed in the knowledge of such things that count for good
leadership, wouldn’t they help our community during these
periods of reform and revivalistic gatherings to bring about
more good influence to bear vrpon the home and the church
surroundings that the result of their meetings will be filled
with joy over the real and permanent success that ought to
attend real and earnest efforts.
TRAVELER LEFT PORTER
IN TNE LURCH
William Faulkner, a Negro
porter, who often carries bag
gage for passengers arriving at
the Main-street railroad station
from the train shed to the street,
was haulted by three members
of the “bootleg squad” at 12:45
A. M. today, when they saw him
coming down the street into Main
street with a sufpicious looking
suit case.
Near at hand was a white man,
who was walking a few steps in
advance of the porter. Faulkner
stated in answer to questions put
to him by the officers that the
suitcase belonged to the white
man.
Examination of the suitcase
disclosed that ft contained twelve
quarts of whiskey, but when the
three policemen turned in the di
rection of the white man with
the intention of arresting hiqi he
hopped aboard a passing trolley
car and was soon out of sight.
Faulknor was arrested on the
charge of having an illegal,
amount of whiskey in his poss
ession. The case was the first of
the kind to come before Justice
Crutchfield and Faulkner’s hear
ing was postponed until March
17.—Richmond, Va. 'News Lead
er. *
BOULDER NOTES.
Rev. Joe Howard and Rev. A. M.
Ward certainly did great work in
Boulder during the week of revival
services at Allen chapel. The ser
mons filled with the old-time
revival fire, and the songs were those
that the mothers and fathers used to
sing. These services close on this
Sunday. A special mass meeting will
be held in the afternoon in which the
two churches join.
Mr. James Clay received news of
the death of his brother in the East
this week.
The Boulderado hotel now boasts
of its first Negro chef in the person
of Mr. O’Connell of Marion, Ind. Mr.
O’Connell comes with the new man
ager, Mr. Thatcher, for whom he has
worked for a number of years. The
•boys at the hotel as well as citizens
are glad to have a chef of our own
in Boulder’s leading hostelry.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar White, and
Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Ward were din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Wil
son at their beautiful ranch home on
last Sunday. Mr. Wilson is qpe of the
leading farmers in Boulder county.
His ranch is stocked w r ith some of the
finest stock in these parts.
The Missionary Society held a very
delightful program at Allen chapel on
Sunday afternoon. A good crow d was
present despite the snow.
Mrs. Emma McVey is suffering
from a severe cold.
Mrs. Esther Morris was in town
over Sunday.
Rev. Joe Howard left Wednesday
for La Junta.
KANSAS LEGISLATURE APPRO
PRIATES FOR NEGRO
SCHOOL.
A bill has just passed both houses
of the Kansas Legislature, appropri
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NO 30.
ating the sum of $73,850.00 for the
maintenance of the State Industrial
Department at Western University,
Quindaro, Kansas, for two years.
Out of this appropriation, a new
department will be opened, to give in
struction in auto repairing and ma
chine construction, to be ready for
the opening of the fall term. The
school has just recently purchased a
motor truck from the firm of C. R.
Patterson & Sons, Negro builders of
motor cars, of Greenfield, Ohio, and
will purchase others shortly.
While no moneys were allowed for
new buildings the appropriation car
ries with it increased* maintenance,
equipment of departments and sup
plies. This amount is several thous
and dollars above the last appropria
tion of two years ago.
CITY TRASH WAGON IS RUN BY
NEGRO AS BLIND PIG ON
WHEELS.
Bainbridge, Ga., March 15. —Bain-
bridge is shocked today. One of her
trusted employes has been exposed as
the keeper of one of the most novel
“blind pigs" ever uncovered here. He
is Ed Wooten, who handled the reins
over Bainbridge's trash wagon.
Wooten, who is a Negro and a pil
lar in the church, used his trash wag
on as an offset to the water wagon
on which Bainbridge has been riding.
Policemen noticed that the Negro's
trash wagon was a little more popu
lar than it generally is supposed to
be, and found that Ed was delivering
whisky to a select route of custom
ers. •
Evansville, Ind. —A half mil
lion dollars represent the value
of the; real property owned or
in the process of being owned by
the’colored people of Evansville.
This is a remarkable showing in
view of the fact that this proper
ty has been accumulated within
the last fifteen years and by a
group of people drawing the
mimiumum wage, according to
Logan H. Stewart, in the Evans
ville Journal-News. .
PEOPLE’S PRESBYTERIAN.
East Twenty-third Avenue and Wash
ington Street.
Pastor, J. A. THOS.-HAZELL, S. T. B.
Sermon topics, Sunday, March 18:
11:00 a. m., “Jesus Wept.” 5:00 p. m.,
“Confirmation Services.”
The services tomorrow evening* at
5 o’clock are not one of impressive
ness merely to the persons to be pub
licly received into full membership
but to all worshippers of the occa
sion.. A number of people have been
held over from this class. Such w ill
hold themselves ready for the next
Confirmation Services which will be
in the very near future.
We are reminding the public for
the last time of the exceptionally
strong program of Negro Composers
by Negro Artists that will wind up
our musical activities for the season
at the People’s Church next Thurs
day night at 8:30 o’clock. A com
munity choir of more than thirty
voices under the auspices of the choir
of the People’s Church, will entertain
the public.
His Compromise.
“You shouldn’t have spun your top
again, Robbie. Mollie can’t say her
prayers with it humming away like
that.” “That’s all right, mother. It’s
humming u hymn.”

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