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vol XI-
[ MISSISSIPPI VOTE
RESTING FACTS ABOUT
(ten by C. J.Pasons together
with Local Items.
Lewis Smith is sick.
Ibarlw aud Edward Pdiars
e taken charge of the hotel at
punotb.
Lv. Alexander Craig of New Jer.
locenpied the pulpit at the A. M-
Church in the absence of the pas
[ H C. Kedd has recently return
Iroui Phoenix where he instituted
Leopa L)dge with twenty-seven
Übers. He is deputy grand mas -
for mason-' for Colorado, Arizona
K Mexico.
'he hotels of Tucson are running
heir full capacity with the ther
neter registering daily from 90 to
degrees- The people from the
tern cities are seeking a warm cli-
[c.
leorge Dixon, which history is
ipelled to record one of the most
i?st ami gentleman lighters known
mgilisu). has succumbed to the in
juble—fought once to often.
, Lewis of El Paso is in the city
ingiog for that grotesque affair
kn as the cake walk, in the corri
sof the Orndorff Hotel. Speak
of the Negro and cake walks, a
rniueat white man remarked, that
Nngro’s highest ambition was to
mblethe monkey as nearly as pos
p. Th ise who even in connection
1 the sacred duties of the church
ild indulge in this orangoutang
,can glean from this the standard
rhich they are placed by intelli-
I people.
tthelast election in Mississippi
vote was nearly 65,000. The pop
biro! the state is about 1,650,000
the voting population 33,000.
r*> are ab mt 137,500 white voters
only 65,000 went to th* poll®,
aing that it was h cinch election.
00 of them were not interested
ugh to vote. Seven-twelfths of
entire vote is colored, who for the
ume years have been practically
rtuchised. There has not been a
toted election in the state since
I At that lime the vote of the
« wps 154,848 and the population
ntS'2s,ooo and now with a popula
nearly double the vote is only
tifthe of what it was then.
glance at the above will give the
ltrs of this newsy journal an in
it to the injustice of disfranchise
d hs practiced in the southern
w And the greatest crime is,
s w stat *in violation of a section
cited States Constitution, is al
f'lto enjoy representation in the
cuhl legislation upon the basis of
>te of 330,000, as in northern states
lre there is universal suffrage,
Igh seven-twelfths of the vote of
‘ -•’•ippi is not allowed to be cast.
gU’Bstuan Crninpacker of Indiana
soon introduce h bill seeking to
ply with the national constitution
11-t Negro should the progress of
important pj ece o ( legislation
e lp mould public sentiment in
Isvur.
showing conclusively which
I I !>•'!.ti"a| wind is blowing was
reducing the delegates
“aiional republican convention
t ‘g r t-"inan Payne, and the oth
‘ mu ( ommitteeman Cyius
IJ f Kansas, reducing southern
Ration i tl Congress. The
i ~ odl f H deral and state have
' 'g havoc with legislative
'have t-xct eded their author
l * ' t! . interest to the
j.. [■' by Judge Rogers
-r-i Court of Arkansas,
jn iDp ,r
■ 6 stHtH court issued an
boH *^ e importation
e j, Ha ut'ighboriug state,
‘ch sSIJI V *'d the decision,
“* hi d down the broad priu
' ht ut 'der the United States
slate has a right to
s ' "" ,Hr to eu
'rk I? 7* l!1 s, * are ‘» of work, or
Uf.H r ,
, '*~reeinent previously
Sion dlid Ul ‘der the
nf il ?
’* fuurteenth ameud
lHlZ ..... t
any state have a
THE STATESMAN.
ORGAN OF THE COLORED PEOPLE IN COLORADO, WYOMING, MONTANA, UTAH AND NEW MEXICO.
right to go into any othjr state, or
from state to state or any other law
ful errand. So much weight and ra
cial interest would not be paid to the
above, but for the fact that recently a
uortheru governor threatened to meet
colored miners from the south, at the
state line with the militia. From
what has been penned, it is clearly to
seen that the Negro is bound Io be in
it.
THE TROUBADOURS.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—The in
fant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. VV, Col
lins is very ill with lagrippe.
Roy Reid has gone to Denver to
live.
J. M. Booker cut his icot severely
on a piece ot glass Monday.
Albert Ross, who has been sick
with appendicitis, is out again.
Mrs. E. B. Butler entertained Mrs.
Eva Buckner at dinner Sunday.
George Hatch returned Monday
from a short visit to Cripple Creek.
Mrs. Doc Henderson is visiting
Mrs. George Payne of Leadville for
a few days.
Mrs. Charles Carter is ill. Mrs.
Newman who has been ill is improv
ing.
Lafayette Jones, who broke his
leg sometime ago, is able to be
around again.
Rev. and Mrs. A. VV. Moore are re
joicing over the arrival of a son who
made his appearance this wrek.
Sir. and Mrs. Ed Vest have gone
to Pueblo to live. The death of Mr.
Vest’s father necessitated the change
Miss Carrie Farr, who has been 1 *
with pneumonia at St. Francis Hos
pi tai, is so much improved as to be
to be brought home.
Miss Ethel Clark entertained a
host of friends Wednesday evening
at the home of Mr*. F. Johnson, in
honor of her fourteenth birthday.
At a late hour a bountiful repast was
served after which the guests depart
cd wishing Miss Clark many hsppy
returns of the day.
B'ack Patli h *s come and gone. So
defy turned out enmasseto see her.
All the boxes were occupied and
handsome dresses u t-re worn by the
ladies and full dress suits by the gen
tiemen. It was a sight not witnessed
often. After the performance Mr.
and Mrs. Seymour entertained at
luncheon Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. D*vis
and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jenkins.
WON THE TEAM.
Boulder, Colo.—J. Elkins spert
Sunday in Denver.
Budd Smith will leave tor Cripple
Creek soon.
J. A. Edwards is a new States
man subscriber.
Mose Eperson of Longmont was a
Boulder visitor Wednesday.
Richard Kperson of Longmont
passed through Bouldt r Monday en
route to Denver.
Mrs. Willis and daughter Mabel
are now residing at the corner of 23d
and Pine Sts.
Miss Mamie McVey left for
city Tuesd iy to spend several day
with friends.
Ward, Colo., the terminus of the
Colorado and Northwestern Ry, was
destroyed by tire We Inesday morn
ing.
S. B. Ma?key held the lucky num
ber which won the fine bay team
formerly owned by O. T. Jackson.
Mrs. B. Davis entertained at din
ner Fiiday Mrs. Elliott of Denver,
Mesdames McCully, Edwards and
Miss Mamie McVey.
Walker Bryant of Hannibal, Mo.
brother in-law of 11. Stevens, is ex
peeled in the city Monday. Mr. Stev
eus will meet him iu Denver.
Mrs. E'liott left for her home in
Denver Tuesday morning after con
ducting a most successful revival fot
the past two weeks. Iler meetings
called forth large and appreciative
audiences each evening and her
evangelistic work in our midst was
exceptionally crowned with favora
ble comments from those who were
so Tort unate as to hear her. Several
new names were added to the church
ro 1 through her efforts.
The government bus issued instruc
tions to the Mexican authorities of all
the poits of Mexico not to permit the
entrance of any vessel from Brazilian
and Asiatic ports owing to the danger
of the bubonic plague.
DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1900.
PLEASANT WR CLUB
ITEMS OF INTEREST PERSON
AL AND OTHERWISE.
Gathered by our Correspondent
during the Week.
Pueblo, Colo.—The sewing circl* met
at the residence of Mrs. G. F. Grigs
by, Thursday afternoon.
L. J. McKenna fell frem his wheel
and broke several bones in his wrist.
The trustees of the Eight Street
Baptist Church gate* banquet Thur*
day night which was well attended.
A concert will be given Feb. 6, by
five maids at St. John’s A. M. E.
Church. The children of the Sunday
School gave an excellent concert
Thursday night. Miss Eltnora Har
rison had spared no pains to sea that
each had h s part well.
The familiar form of J. Dogge is
not seen around the opera house lobby
any more as they have decided to cut
expenses by hiring Chinese help.
W. J- Harrison is convalescing
from an attack of neuralgia and from
the looks of one side of his face it
does not look as though be had com
plied with the scriptures, or else he
would have turned the other cheek.
The Ladies Court held a very pleas
ant session at the home of Mrs. G.
Holmes. Lunch was served and a
neat sum realized which will go to
the credit of the Heroines. We are
informed that similar entertainments
will be held at the homes of other
members of the Court.
Rev. Hardy preached two able ser
mons, his subject in the morning,
‘ Sojourners,” at evening, ‘God is a
man of war.*’ Rev. Byrd presented
to his congregation for his morning
subject, Luke 19th chapter and the
latter clause of the third verse, “Zac
chaeus and the Sycamore tree.” In
the evening he preached from Isaiah
35 1 "The desert shall rejoice and bios
som as the rose.’'
The Masonic Building Committee
and Josephine Court No. 6, gave a
banquet during the holidays. The
feature of tte evening was the instal
lation of officers by Grand Matron J.
S. Young assisted by Grand Master
I. W. Hayes.
Grand Matron Young of Lsadville,
spent the holidays in Pueblo and was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. P- Wil
liams. She was royally entertained
by the Heroines. Mr. and Mrs. G. C
Holmes gave a reception in her hon
or. In company with friends she vis
ited the asylum nod on New Year’s
day addressed a large audience in
Bessemer. The following day she re
turned home delighted with her trip
Your correspondent was permitted
to be present at the first semi month
ly meeting of the Pleasant Hour Club
which as you are nodoubt are aware is
confined to the members of the club
except the annuals, but being a re
porter for The Statesman, I was per
mitted to invade the sanctum sancto
rium of the ladies, and listen to their
program which was as follows. The
opening number was a paper by Mrs.
E. C. Thompson, “Are we Improv
ing?” Your correspondent whs able
to catch the words of the speaker and
trusts that it will not be imposing on
you to reproduce them in your paper.
“Dear Pleasant Hours, another
year has come and gone and the reap
er whose name is death, has not vis
ited one of our homes. We are all
here to greet each other in this cur
first meeting in the new year. And
here a thought arises as I glance
backward for a short period. Are we
improving? Are we keeping ourselves
posts 1 on the current events of the
day? Do we read the Afro American
papers that we may know what is go
ing on among us in other towns and
cities? Is our club auy improvement
to us? Does it b r OHdeu or cause ns
to grow narrow in our ideas, cr are we
simply devoting our time to social en
joyment for ourselves and a few ac
quaintancesl Are we rising with the
tide of intelligence that is sweeping
the race onward in the march of time?
Although we are only amateurs in the
race yet we can make for ourselves a
name that our children will rise up
and call us blessed. Our hours ought
to be used in cultivating a taste for
culture and refinement. We should
be inspired to work while it is day
that when the new century dawns up
on us we will ba able to step in line
with the vast throng of Afro-A men
cans who are climbing the ladder of
fame, reaching the different vocations
in life.”
The next number was a solo,
“Dreams,” by Mrs. Gate wood. Mrs.
Harrison read a selection from one of
the latest worksconceruing the prog
ress of Afro-American race. The last
number was the critics report after
which they repaired to the dining
room and did justice to the menu
served*by the hostess.
Among the Authors.
In this issue we desire to call spec
ial attention of our readers to biogra
phies. The late Hon. Frederick
Douglass by Chas W. Chestnut, is a
work which reflects great credit, not
only upon Douglass, but coming from
the pen of one whose knowledge and
writing ot the great man is so accu
rate. that the wosrt skeptic could find
no fault. A man whose words and
acts stand as a living monument of
the Negro’s achievements. For sale
by Small, Maynard & Co, Boston.
Price 76 cents.
No less interesting is his other
book, “The Wife of his Youth,’’which
brings forth the true character of the
imaginative minds and its power to
illustrate in glowing words the course
that is taken by noble minds. For
sale by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Bos
ton and New York. Price $1 50.
Following this comes the work of
Charles Henry Shoeman, “A Dream
and other Poems.” Mr. Shoeman
has displayed a very great taste as a
poet of no small ability and a writer
whose views as expressed in his
poems, meet the approval of our lit
erary people. Published by Geotge
Wabr- Ann Arbor, Mich. Price $l.OO.
Another work of vast interest is
that of the Rev. Norman B. Wood,
entitled "The White Side of a Black
Subject.” It is a work of vast impor
tance to our people and should be
studied carefully by those win wish
to ba posted upon matters that it so
bountifully contains. It can justly
be classed as a book of ready refer
ences. From a b.bical standpoint it
ranks among the best. American
Publishing House, Chicago.
“The Future of the American Ne
gro’’ by Booker T. Washington, con
tains information that has required
years of experience to gather and a
vast amount of labor to compile.
Those who were fortunate to hear
him last night will agree with us
when we say that bis words as spok
e i during his lecture are upon the
sime lines as found in this volume.
As a leader he has avoided small and
useless controversies from which no
good po ; si»ly could come. He is
working forward to the final educa
tional elevation of our people, though
the lasting relief must come as an
appreciation of his work.
The book is characteristic of the
mm—plain, straight-forward, and
earnest. He draw’s from the past les
sons for the future and by the most
convincing argument carries them
home. The success of the man pre
sages the success of the book. It is
published by Small, Maynard and Co
Boston and sells for $1.50 It is nice
ly bound in cloth and will make a
wonhy addition to auy library.
A WOMAN’S AWFUL PERIL.
“There is only one chance to save
your life and that is through an oper
ation” were the startling words heard
by Mrs. I. B. Hunt ot Lime Ridge,
Wis., from her doctor after he had
vainly tried to cure her of a frightful
case of stomach trouble and yellow
jaundice. G.dl stones had formed
and she constantly grew’ worse. Then
she began to use E'ectric Bitters
which wholly cured tier. It’ a won
derful stomach, Liver and Kidney
remedy. Cures Dyspepsia, Loss of
Appetite. Try it. Only 50 cents.
Guaranteed. For sale by White <t
Me M ahan, druggists, corner of 21s
and Larimer Sts.
Andrew Carnegie has just given $50.-
000 each to York. Pennsylvania, and
East Orange, New Jersey, for public
libraries.
ENTERTAINED AT DINNER.
Lea»ville, Colo. —Mr. Clark of
Denver is in the city.
D. Beck left Tuesday for his home
in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. L F. McCra is expected home
from Kansas in a few days.
J. Robinson fell from a ladder re
ceiving a slight fracture.
An unknown woman died at M. Al
len’s Thursday of pneumonia.
Miss Stella Everetts ts indisposed.
Mrs. J. S. Young is convalescing.
Mrs. Henderson of Colorado
Springs is visiting her friend Mrs. G.
H. Payne.
Mrs D L. Roberson gave a recep
tion Friday evening in honor of Rev.
Turner and wife.
Rev. Turner held conference Thurs
day evening to settle affairs prepara
tory to his giving up the charge. The
monies collected during his five
months’ stay was $574 35.
Mr. Carter is in the city visiting
his family. He will leave in a few
days, accompanied by his son Charles,
for the San Juan country.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Young enter
tained at dinner Thursday evening,
Rev Turner and wife, Mr. and Mrs
Henry Everetts, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Jones and daughter.
Rev. Heath of Penticostal Miesion
preached at the A. M E. Church Sun
day evening to an appreciative audi
ence. Many were the responses to
his eariest and logical sermon.
Mrs. S- J. Davis entertained at a
twelve course dinner Thursday even
ing Mr. and Mrs. Woodson, Misses
E Young, N. Sockett, Messrs. A. J.
Young. 1. M. Brown and E. Nunn.
S. H. Pool entertained at dinner
Sunday, at the residence of Mrs.
Hodges, Mesdames Merritt, Audrson,
King, Jones, Messrs. Jones and
George. The dinner was an elaborate
affair the table being beautifully dec
orated with carnations, pink and
white roses entertwined with smilax.
DON’T WORRY.
A Few of the EplfnmnMtbU' Shota at
Woman’s Chief Foe.
Worry is the father of insomnia.
Worry is forethought gone to seed.
Worry is discounting possible future
sorrows so that the individual may
have present misery. Worry is not one
large individual sorrow; it is a colony
of petty, vague, insignificant, restless
imps of fear, that become important
only from their combination, their con
stancy, their iteration. Worry is the
traitor in our camp that dampens our
powder, weakens our alm; under the
guise of helping us to bear the present
and to be ready for the future worry
multiplies enemies within our mind to
sap our strength. Worry must not be
confused with anxiety, though both
words agree in meaning originally, a
‘‘choking,’’ or a "strangling,” refer
ring, of course, to the throttling effect
upon individual activity. Anxiety faces
large issues of life seriously, calmly,
with dignity. Anxiety always suggests
hopeful possibility; it is active in be
ing ready and devising measures to
meet the outcome. Worry is the dom
inance of the mind by a single, vague,
restless, unsatisfied, fearing and fear
ful idea. The mental energy and force
that should be concentrated on the
successive duties of the day is con
stantly and surreptitiously abstracts
and absorbed by this one fixed idea.
American Oyster Trade.
American oysters rank among the
best in the world, and the export list
is growing all the time. England takes
about 3,000 barrels a w«ek all the year
round. Gone, says the New York Sun,
are the days of the old Saddle Rocks,
which no man could place entlrv in his
mouth, which for frying were the Ely
sium of the Philadelphia chef. It the
old daj’s there were only three cent rs
for oysters—Baltimore, New York a-.d
Neu Haven. The best oysters came
from Blue Point, Oak Haven, Buzzar i’s
B*y (deep water), Lynn Haven (Ches
apeake), Shrewsbury, Mill Pond, Rock
away, Maurice River Cove (mouth of
Delaware), Great South and Lower
Bay. Experts in the business say that
:he finest oysters obtainable are in the
first weeks of May, as then the fat,
luscious, Virginia oysters come north
to be planted. Virginia oysters are
placed in spawn in “spat beds” along
the deeper water shores of bays and
astuaries. Each is capable cf produc
ing 1,000,C00 eggs.
The worst part of the influenza epi
demic in London appears to lie passed.
The numlter of deaths fell last week,
according to official records, to 2UB. as
against 316 for the week before. Not
tingham still maintains its death rate
of thirty-two per thousand.
INFORMATION MEETING
CAUSES DEEP INTEREST IN
CRIPPLE
Other items of interest in the
Gold Camp.
Cripple Creek, Colo.—Dr. Oscar
Ran is visiting in the Capitol city this
week.
Logan and family of Oklahoma
will locate in the city.
Lew Walker’s short order house is
doing the business.
Rev. P. Holme&Js still holding bis
out door services over the district.
W. H. Fletcher has opened a first
class billiard hall and lunch counter
at 512 E Myers.
Our fellowtowaman, R. A. Love, is
very sick, eminent danger appraoch
es earfb day.
Mrs. Jane Weaver has sewirsd the
services of H. Ross as cook. He
ranks among the best in the camp.
Leave your city news ot 216 E. Ma
sonic St. Save your job printing for
Ths Statesman. We are in the field.
We had the pleasure of visiting the
bibls services of Revs. Reynolds and
Mclntyre at the residence of Mr.
Love.
E. D. Collins is building a neat,3-
room cottage on Broadway. Mr. Co
line owns some valuable property in
the northern part of the city.
We were informed by Rev. Rey
nolds that a successful meeting was
held at Bethel Baptist Church that
will unify all workers and the future
looks brighter for a more cheerful ser
vice.
Mesdames Simpson, Mclntyre,
Nealy, Thrower, and others whose
names we failed to learn, formed a
committee to visit th* supposed slave
girl, but no reports hive been given
us.
The choiuses to be conducted by
Mrs. Carrie Russell ar* being looked
forward to as an event of much bril
liancy and financial profit. Efforts
are being made to secure the opera
house for the occasion.
The meeting of Information was
held and poorly attended, but the
few were powerful and determined-
Revs. Reynolds, Mclntyre and Prof.
Davis addressed the meeting in forci
ble language on the following topics:
“Recognition in the city govern
ment,” “Our rights as a common citi
zen,” and the “Duty of colored men
owning patented mining 'property
sufficient to organize a company.
Messrs. McGarthard, Lewis and Cur
tie were conspicuous in
The result of the meeting was a per
manent organization ' with Reynolds,
president, Prof. Davis, secretary. The
object is to secure as far as possible*
the rights of Afro American citizens
in municipal affairs and to encourage
race enterprise in this vicinity. The
meetings will be held every second
and fourth Monday nights at the
different churches. All lovers of fair
play are invited to attend.
New Silk Bleaching.
A novel and pleasing discovery Is
credited to a German invertor, whose
name, unfortunately, does not appear,
the realization of a silk bleaching
process by which the silk comes out
a dazzling white. It is found that, it
to bleaching baths of a bottle of sodi
um or hydrogen a liquid alcohol of
the ethylic series, such as wood or
ordinary spirit, Is added, or glycerine,
eibyl aldehyde, acetone, or any body
belonging to the same series as the
last two, the bleaching effect is in
creased greatly. Hitherto perfectly
white silk could only be got from raw
yellow material on condition of taking
out the baste; now it can be easily
obtained without the loss of the lat
ter. The supplementary bleaching
agents can be used over and over
again, being added to the bleaching
baths in quantities and at tempera
tures depending upon the material
and the degree and speed of bleaching
required. In one example noted, a
closed vessel fitted with an upward
condenser contains 11 pounds of raw
yellow silk, 22 of commercial, 3 per
cent of peroxide of hydrogen, am
monia to neutralize the acidity of the
peroxide and 22 pounds of raw acetone.
The whole is boiled for one hour. The
silk comes out a dazzling white.— New
York Sun.
NO 28.

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