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PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY. 10M 19TH STREET, NEAR ARAPAHOE STREET. C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor. TERMS. One year $3.00 Six months *1.00 Three months SO Entered at the postofflce, Denver, Colorado, as second class matlmatter. Black 220 7. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. Officer John Spellman, against ! whom charges of malicious arrest were perferred by the editor of this paper before the board of fire and po-1 lice commissioners has been fined fit- ? teen days’ pay. This case is impor tant because it is the first time when a colored man has taken such steps against an officer. The board has shown its willingness lobe guided by the evidence produced before it as to an officer's guilt and the punishment of Spellman should forever set at rest the plaint of our people that all white people and especially democrats be lieve with Judge Taney, that a Negro has no rights which a white man is bound to respect. Such a loelief is unfair and utterly without founda tion in the light of the large measurs of freedom and industrial opportuni ty which we enjoy. There is not per fect equality and we do not believe that there can ever be until Negroes do their full share in bringing about this result. Wore we more ready to offer ourselves from a standpoint of merit and leave off assuming that col or is a bar, we would find many open ings, in places where we do not even seek now. Competition is fierce but there was never a good thing that got up and went after a man too lazy or unwill ing to seek it. We have wasted curs e* deep and long upon the police but in the very first case w hich we have brought in proper form, we get a THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO- square deal Let this boa iessou to us to ask first before we assume that we will be refused. Women Pensioners. The largest pensions In the United States are drawn by women, twenty four of whom receive In thr aggre gate more than Is paid to 55-1 veter ans of the $6 a month clasf. Mrs Garfield and Mrs. McKinley receive 15,000 a year each Mrs. Philip H. Sheridan receives $2,500, while the pensions of Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Mc- Clellan and Mrs. Frank BHlr are each $2,000. Eighteen widows of generals and admirals receive $1,200 a year, six S9OO and 200 ha re pen sions of S6OO each. The trial re ceived by 250 widows amoiuits to 1165,000, equal to the amount re ceived by 2,298 veterans at 20 cents a day. Bull Fights Fill to Interest. At the second of the bull fights re cently given at Budapest only about me-tentb of the seats were occupied Troubles of Columbus. Columbus had Just discovered (hat the earth was cot flat. Tm onto your curves.” he chuckled, riut he had trouble making people btlleve that they were not on the level.— Philadelphia Record. Had One Friend Left. "Don’t give up, ’ said Brother Wil liam* to a despondent .irother of his fold. "De wort’ has left you, but you aln t all fergnt. Satan Is lonesome for you! "—Atlantic Constitution. ..CARNATION CLUB.. GRAND BALL AT MANITOU HALL Seven pieces ot the Harris Orchestra. You know what good times we have had at our former dances, so do not fail to attend. Tues., July 18. ADMISSION 35 CENTS. R. Phynix. Floor Manager, THE COLORADO & SOUTHERN • RY. is the SHORT LINE To Colorado Springs Pueblo Cripple Creek Leadville Fort Worth All trains carry handsome equip ment, scheduled at such convenient hours and always punctual. If you want the best see that jour ticket leads C. A S. A Grand Ball GIVEN BY \L CaptoliaTemple No. 133 V S. M.T. 4 V At Bourner’s Hall 'ha ® lw nth* arap\hoebts. Adults 25c ’Children 15c Harris Orchestra Mr*-. Mary All«*n, Chairman, Com. Mr*. S. A Waller Mrs. tt. P. Hullar (Thursday, July 20. Phone Main 3044. Dick Frazier, Mgr. “It’s so different” 1821 Arapahoe Street. The best equipped pleasure resort in the West. & WANT s-S* than you XAll A 10 **‘ l The Harris Orchestra Seven Selected Soloists J. C. HARRIS, Manager, '22MI Lincoln Avenue. Tel. Olive 1113.