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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. 1020 19TH STREET, NEAR ARAPAHOE STREET, C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor. TERMS. One year COO Six months COO Thru months 50 Entered st the postofflce, Denser, Colorado, as second class mallmatter. Black 220 r. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. Every Little Bit Helps—The Odd Fellows’ Entertainment Nov. 9. Remember toe Alliance meets at Shorter Church Sunday. The local political wiseacres of our race who are always declaiming upon the wickedness ol voting anything but a straight republican ticket must have had a rude shock when they read in the telegraphic news of the bold declaration of Secretary of War Taft that decent citizens should not vote for the republican candidates in a certain district in Ohio. To get down to hard facts and common sense, there is hardly a public man today who counts for anything who has not followed right even if it took him out side the party at times. This does not mean in any sense that be is less a party man and a republican but that iu his opinion the party has forsaken its former ideals. Let colored men stick to the party because of its past, and at the same time insist in any way that they can make count, that the party live up to its past record. Out of the cloud of criticism and comment that has surrounded the Wizard of Tuskegee during the past fewyears comes the compliment of a visit by President Roosevelt to his THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO- school. Without doubt lh» most re markable character at present iiefore the American people is this man of our race, Booker T. Washington. He has held the center cf the stage ever siuce the Atlanta Exposition and to bis credit it must be said that despite adverse criticism, he has made good in the one work which is peculiar); his. He has not turned his hand from the plow and more than an; other has drawn the support of the while people to the education of col ored people. No longer is our ad vaucemect undertaken by whites’ in the spirit of mere sacrifice but is now considered a duly both to us and to their own race as well. The visit of the President will be considered a compliment to the man who made Tuskeges and not merely as an ex pression of his good wishes for Ne groes. His utterances there in dis cussing tha race problem were broad aid manly and were spiced with enough of the unpalatable truth about our own duty to make them profitable. More and more it is being urgid and accepted that the strain)d relations of the two races in this country are of vital concern to the whites and at the same lime there is no let up in These stylish cards on the best Wedding Bristol board only 35c for 50 delivered anywhere in the world. Send stamps or money. * t £/a v<4. their insistence that we are in fault as well. Tha most intelligent of our rice are deploring the feeble and spasmodic efforts made at individual improvement. They are planning and advising but the leaven is work ing but feebly and the whole mass lies inert. In this interim whatever may lie the short comings of indus trial education ami however much it may lie that Mr. Washington's idea falls short of ideal, still he is doing something marvelous, transforming the Negroes who come into his hands into lieller men, and filling the gap between the slavery and reconstruct ion period* and that greater day when the race as a whole will realize its responsibilities and duties as well as its rights and privileges. The President has done the handsome thing This work a day world val ues what Mr. Washington is doing and it has taken the big heart of Mr. Roosevelt to make him feel that be is appreciated. Scaring Burglars. “I was away from horn* for three days last week. One night my wife heard burglars—the same burglars that she has been hearing ever since we were married. Til make them think there’s a man In the house,' she decided. So she put on a pair of my ‘hoes and (ramped about on (he hardwood floors for any hour to scare them sway. My wife lg a diplomat " Honor to Whom It Is Due (Continued from fir»t |uik* i heartily applauded. Then followed the secretary, Mr. Arthur A. Schorn burg, who said in his toast, ‘‘Some ihing extraordinary has happened when out of ten millions of our peo pie there is not a single sable voice to put an objection to injustice. But if great the wrong, greater the injury Thirty odd years bring out in relief Buxton's exclamation made soon af ter IKM of Negro emancipation in the West Indies to be prophetic, “Let none of u? forget that those who are emancipated will be assailed with many an attempt to curb and crueh their liberty.” We are endeavoring to break down these harriers that have been so forcible set up. In hon oring this Marylander knight of the qbill we indirectly honor all others who have done right by our people. We express our latest thoughts that these who render to the masses faith fully their services will lie rewarded These are the knights who educate, propagate and inculcate in the mass es the spirit of pride and the defense of our patrimony.” Then followed Mr. Louis A. Trj pe the master of wit. He kept liolh ends the center and points of the com pa's centered on his animated and friendly spirit. He paid his re s|>ects to the honored guest in terms of admiration of the character and style of Bruce* Grit. Of a'l banquets he had attended it was one of the best in every way. The chairman was uneasy because it was after one o'clock and speeches followed each other, every one had to express himself. It was a case of ‘T must be heard ' and heard to the hon or of BruceOrit. Prof. W. H. But -1 ler for a toast performed on the zith er. The solo was rendered with such virtuoso qualities that the guests rose to see him play the instrument. Then | followed D. (’. Outlear, It. H Brown, William Jones, Jr, H. W. Wright. Kev. T. T. Gaskill, Waller A, Mason, Daniel Hill, and others. Three resolutions were mad to thank Prof. Butler for his orchestn, to print in liook the proceedings of the banquet, and third to give thanks for the lavish supper given under the competent management of the propri etor, B njatnin Thomas, of the Hotel Maceo. They were all carried. The clock was alioul to strike two j when at the strains of "Homo Sweet Home” all reported from a meniora | ble and enjoyable banquet in honor of a man who indeed merits greater appreciation from the American Ne gro. UIARIONEX.