PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY. 10M 19TH STREET, NEAR ARAPAHOE STREET.
C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor.
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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
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.
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
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.—
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.
AT MANITOU HALL
Seven pieces ot the
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
Colorado Springs Pueblo
Cripple Creek Leadville
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
\L CaptoliaTemple No. 133
V S. M.T.
4 V At Bourner’s Hall
'ha ® lw nth* arap\hoebts.
Adults 25c ’Children 15c
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.
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