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THE COLORADO STATESMAN £>tL\LL D£ s' r/i££/ VOL. XXX NOTIFICATION CEREMONIES Notifying President Coolidge of His Nomination, Memo rial Continental Hall, Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D. C., August 14, 1924 ADDRESS OF HON. FRANK W. MONDELL OF WYOMING Chairman of Notification Committee U. PRESIDENT: In conformity I with long-established and np- \ ' proved custom we are assembled M' here as a committee representing the States, Territories and Possessions of the United States to make formal an nouncement to you of your nomination on June 12th, last, by the Republican National Convention assembled at Cleveland, for the office of President of the Republic for the term beginning March 4, 1925. The fact that nine of the members of our committee here present are women affords a pleasing reminder of the lively Interest that the women of the country have taken in your nomi nation and of the increasing participa tion of the better half of mankind in political affairs and activities. The members of our committee not only appreciate the honor of being se lected to thus formally notify you of your nomination as the candidate of the Republican Party for the highest office in the gift of the American people, but it affords us real pleasure to be privileged to recall the ideal and Inspiring circumstances and condi tions under which you were called and chosen for national leadership. To be selected by the representa tives of a great historic party as their first and only choice for the higli of fice of the Presidency is indeed a dis tinguished honor, but such selection has a peculiar significance and dig nity when, as in your case, the action of the people freely and emphatically expressed in the manner approved by law and custom. In every quarter of the Republic. The choice thus made by the people was consummated with enthusiasm in a convention which will long be re membered for the splendid character of its membership, the fine spirit of patriotic purpose which pervaded its sessions, the pleasing atmosphere of cordiality and good will which marked its deliberations, and the sincere har mony and perfect decorum which char acterized its proceedings. In such a gathering of patriotic men and women, consecrated to the high est ideals of public service, free from the selfish rivalry of personal ambi tion, the elifsh of conflicting opinions, you were given your commission of leadership, under conditions that left no wounds to heal or differences to compromise, that held no taint of self seeking or of questionable endorse ment and support. The platform adopted at Cleveland by practically unanimous vote, in frank and courageous fashion declares the party faith and outlines the party purpose, and we anticipate with pleas ure and confidence your interpretation of that faith and purpose as applied to present problems and conditions. The country awaits with lively in terest your charting of the party course, for you speak by authority on behalf of a great party with a match less record of faithful adherence to sound principles and of prompt and honest fulfillment of platform pledges. Armed with this ldgh and honorable commission you speak from the wide experience of long and honorable participation in important public af fairs and a personal record of un waivering adherence to the !i idlest ideals of party faitii and public ser vice. These nre the elements which justify faith and confidence in po litical announcements and lacking which, declarations, pledges and pro mises have slight claim to acceptance or consideration. Your nomination and election as vice president four years ago was in recognition of public services of the highest character and value, and the modesty, fairness and good judgment with which you discharged the im portant duties of that office won wide and general commendation and ap proval. Called suddenly to the Presi dential office you were soon confront ed with problems calculated to test to tlie utmost your courage, fidelity and Judgment. Y’ou brought to the con sideration of these important ques tions the splendid qualities of mind and heart and conscience which have ever guided and controlled your pri vate life and public service, and in their settlement strengthened and con firmed the public faith In your emi nent fitness for the vast responsibili ties of the Presidency. Mr. President, the call to continued leadership and service which we bring lms come to you from the official rep resentatives of the party under whose standards you have so long renedered ideal public service. We believe it has the approval and will receive the support of vast numbers of right thinking people, without regard to party, who, recognizing your unselfish devotion to the public welfare, your steadfast courage and unquestioned honesty of purpose, have given you their confidence, in a measure rare if not unprecedented in our recent his tory. . The American people know that this confidence is well deserved. It has the sound and substantial basis of your faith In American principles and institutions, your confidence in the will and capacity of the American people to solve all their problems in harmony with our constitutional scheme and plan of government. It rests upon your lively interest in and your sympathetic attitude toward every question and problem of the day and your desire to be helpful in secur ing their permanent and satisfactory settlement, but most of all It is based upon the knowledge that In all things your single purpose is that of serving the public interest, unmindful of the effect upon your personal or political fortune. We recall with pride and gratitude our greut party leaders of the past, and we glory in the national and world-wide recognition of their virtues and their statesmanship. We recog nize in you, Mr. I‘resldent, n worthy successor of these greut leaders —an heir to all their high qualities. Under your leadership we look confidently forward to a continued opportunity for service to the honor of the Re public and the progress and prosperity of its people. '-r>j £ jou was-r. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUGUST ifi, 1924 President Coolidge Denounces Efforts to Override the American Constitu tion ASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Re plying to a letter of protest against the candidacy of a w Negro in New York state for Con gress, President Coolidge Monday ex- j pressed “amazement” at the sugges- J tion that lie intervene, and reaffirmed his intention of administering the | constitution, which, lie pointed out. j guarantees equal rights to all out* | citizens, without discrimination on ac count of race or color. The letter, made public at tlie White) House, was written by the President: to Charles R. Gardner of Fort Hanill- j ton, N. Y. Mr. Gardner had sent a j newspuper clipping concerning the candidacy of a Negro for a seat in’ Congress from New York and suggest- j ed “repeated ignoring tlie growing i race problem does not excuse us for : allowing encrouchments.” “Leaving out of consideration the manifest impropriety of the President intruding himself in a local contest for nomination,” Mr. Coolidge wrote in reply, “I am amazed to receive such a letter. i “During the war 500,000 colored; men and boys were called up under | tlie draft, not one of whom sought to . evade it. They took their places, wherever assigned in defense of the i nation of which they are just as truly citizens as are any others. The sug gestion of denying any measure of their full political rights to such a great group of our population as tlie colored people is one which, however, it might be received in some other quarters, could not possibly be permit ted by anyone who feels a responsi bility for living up to the traditions and maintaining tlie principles of the Republican party. “Our constitution guarantees equal rights to all citizens, without ills-1 crimination on account of race, or color. I have taken my oath to sup hirn peculiar, but Mrs. Davis, whom they also called “Mammy,” kept the port that constitution. It is tlie source of your rights and my rights. I propose to regard it and administer it. as tlie source of the rights of all tlie people, whatever their belief or race. A colored man is precisely as much en titled to submit his candidacy in a party primary as is any other citizen. The decision must be made by tlie constituents to whom lie offers him self and by nobody else. “You have suggested that in some fashion I should bring influence to I bear to prevent tlie possibility of a | colored man being nominated for i Congress. “In reply I quote my great predeces j sor, Theodore Roosevelt: | “ * * I cannot consent to take ■tlie position that tlie door of hope—l | tlie door of opportunity—is to be shut 1 upon any man. no matter how worthy, purely upon the grounds of race or | color/ ” Bulk of Kentuckian’s Fortune Willed to Aged Housekeeper of Col. Hughes Suppose you were tlie employee of whom everybody else called “queer” or “peculiar,” would you always take up for him and say he was a fine man? Mrs. Ellen Davis, as housekeep er of the late Col. J. T. Hughes of Lexington, Ivy., lias for years believed that lie was a fine man, when every one else called him “eccentric.” A short time ago he went to Chicago where he took ill anil died at a hospi tal tills week. His will was then brought fortli to reveal the fact thnt the “eccentric breeder of fine rare horses” had left the hulk of Ills for tune to Mrs. Davis, his aged house keeper. She is to receive, under pro visions of his will, his fine country home and estate of nearly three thou sand acres, with all of its fine stock, implements, crops, etc., valued at over SIOO,OOO. Col. Hughes was a friend of the lute “Lucky” Baldwin of California fame, Our Brown Brothers In Orient Ask Equal Pay with Whites Manila. P. 1., July 25.—Because they demanded equal pay with white sol diers. and because they organized a soldiers’ union to enforce tlieir de mands. 500 Phillippine scouts are to lie placed on trial here charged with mutiny. This trial, which is scheduled to lie gin on July 29th, marks the latest ef fort of American imperialism to sub jugate discontent among the colonial troops of the growing empire of the I United States. The demands of the Philippine ' scouts have already been labelled as | “Bolshevist,” and the trial proceedings have been broadened to take in at i least 500 men stationed at Fort Mc- Kinley. The work of investigation connected with the trials lias been completed and the accused divided into three groups. The trials, instead of beginning July 25th, as anunounced, will begin July 29th. Three courts are to lie set up for the hearings instead of two, as had l>een planned. These will be: A court to try the fifteen alleged ringleaders in tlie movement, which in cluded besides refusal to perform duty, the formation of a secret sol diers’ union, intended to seek equnliza- j tion of pay with white soldiers. Brig. Den. Douglas Mar Arthur already has been named to head this court. The principal charge against these men is inciting a mutiny. 15-Story Hotel Is Proposed in Harlem * Announcement lms just been made > by the Anglo-American Finance Corp ■ oration of 1457 Broadway that they | will erect a 15-story apartment hotel < ~ in Harlem, at 127tb street and 7th '• ■ avenue. ! Plans are now being drawn for the 1 building, which will be modern in * every way anil which will contain 400 < ! rooms, each with private batli; two fine dining rooms, a roof garden, sun t ! garden, turkish baths and gymnasium. < Need for such a hotel lias long been l j felt in New York, as the present hotel ' I facilities in this section are inadequate. 1 In addition to caring for the large 1 number of travelers who visit New 1 York annually, the new hotel will af- 1 ford accommodations for many of tlie 1 local people who are living in fur- 1 nished rooms. The new hotel will be known as tlie 1 Booker Washington Hotel.—New York 1 Age. 1 — u and lias for years been raising the finest of trotting racers. Others called big house straight for him, and it is said advised and aided him with many helpful suggestions in the bundling of liis stock business. Col. Hughes seems to have lnid a filial regard for tlie aged woman, who had cared for him since his childhood. And into tlie bequests of ids last will and testa ment, lie wrote unmistakably his feel ing of gratitude to the elderly woman of color who had grown old in ids ser vice. Mrs. Ellen Davis will now be rated one of the wealthiest women of Kentucky’s most prosperous center. co u/rr;r/ Aeroplane to Aid Missionary Work in Haiti Fields Washington, D. C., August 5. —Ad- miral L. -W. Eberle, Chief of the Bu reau of Operations, Navy Department, lias issued orders to the marine offi cer in charge of the American forces in Haiti, under which the Rev. H. R. Carson, missionary bishop of the Epis copal church on that island, Is author ized to make use of the government aeroplanes in his visitations to various parts of tlie Island. It. is believed that this is tlie first instance in which the aeroplane has been put to the uses of the church. In this particular case, according to statements made. Bishop Carson will lie enabled to visit inaccessible portions of Haiti, where the Christian religion has seldom, if ever, been preached, and through gov ernment assistance he will be able to carry tlie message of American Chris tian civilization to natives who are still living in comparative savagery. Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton , Pleads for Support of United City in Civic Betterment Pro gram; Regards Vote as Some thing Greater than Personal Tribute. THE people of Denver, by an over whelming vote, have gone on record against the recall. Although the results of the election of yesterday are extremely gratifying to me, I do not regard the vote as a. personal success or tribute, hut as a victory for all those who are ready to work together for a better Denver. I am deeply appreciative of the fact that I have been retained in office by all the people of Denver; not by a group or by a class or by a creed. I have pledged myself to continue to be the mayor of all the people of this city and will keep that pledge. I feel that the people have answered the charges of the backers of the re call. The answer is emphatic. It has imposed a heavier obligation to the welfare of our marvelous city upon me than ever before. No man in whom the voters have, within such a short time, twice shown their confidence can but feel inspired to deserve and merit that trust. I accept the responsibility in the most humble spirit. I interpret the vote, ulso, as an in dorsement of a municipal program of progress and construction. 1 wish to assure the citizens of Denver that the general plans for civic improvement, already under way, will he pushed to completion. I plead for the support and co-operation of a united city in tids program. Let us work together as one in the effort to make Denver the finest city in the United States. For the support of those who made yesterday’s result possible, I am In deed grateful. The very size of the majority against the recull Indicate* how strongly the people feel upon this subject. To all our citizens I reiterate the pledge I made before the election to endeavor to carry on the duties of my office solely in the interest of the entire city. BENJAMIN F. STAPLETON. NO. 44.