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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. IKS 19TH STREET, NEAR ARAPAHOE STREET. C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor. TERMS. Onsjear COO Six months 1100 Thraa months JO Entered at the postofflce, Denver, Colorado, as second class mailmatter. Black 2207. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. Every Little Bit Helps—The Odd Fellows’ Entertainment Nov. 9. Chicago, 111., Oct. 23. “Negroes, Negroes everywhere, and not a Negro man to work is the plight of the South.” The foregoing is the first line of an article in The Chicago Tn bune of Sunday before last, under the heading: “South Cries for Workers.” Complaint is made of the Afro-Amer ican as a worker in the South: (I)—That he is willing to work at exceptionally high wages about half of the time. In railroad work, the colored man averages about twelve days each per month, although the wages are from $1.50 to $2 00 per day. (2J—That, unlike the white la orer, “the efficiency of the Negro laborer does not increase with an increase of wages.” (B)—The Negro works “only long enough for actual and immediate maintenance.” (4) In Mobile county, Ala., “the Negro’s shiftlessness is reflected in the annual reports, which show that for the average fiscal period more than one half have been buried as paupers at the public expense.” (5) The South's industrial expan sion has produced a labor demand • which is supplied neither by natural increase of astir e or by the at rival of THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. aliens.” There may be some error in the sweeping arraignment of the south ern Negro, but there is enough of truth in the foregoing to cause a tail gloom to Bottle on even the most op timistic of us when we think of the wasted opportunities. All may not Ire as dark and hopeless as would seem from the severe criticisms we receive but the hundreds of Negroes who are perennially Idle, the many children who are kept in school only by the truancy laws, the wretched use which is made of education on the part of a large class bring home with crushing force the thought that the President stated 10 well, that duty comes before rights. It is a long way j from emancipation to equality. The journey is amid many besetm ntsand requires the best that we can offer. Orgauizition is an old cry ami is urged as a panacea for our ills. If we will put our best Into it of brain and manhood it can accomplish won ders. Let us talk it over by twos and threes and then wiald the advanced thought, the sacrifice, the spirit to do tba 1 exist among us into an organiza ticm. Previous failures should not Wst BaH Given by the GREAT FLOTO ANNEX BAND The only colored brass Iwnd in the city AT MANITOU HALL, Oo the new npriugr floor Tuesday Nov. 21 ’O5 ADMISSION 35 CENTS. Band Concert. Catchy Music. These stylish cards on the best Wedding Bristol board only 35c for 50 delivered anywhere in the world. Send stamps or money. veJ. deter us, the m uintains to be moved should inspire only gieater effort. If it is worth while it certainly is within the range of possibility for whatever is is right. It It easier to And s thousand re eruilt than one general. The life of an old man Is like n lighted candle In a draught. He rot slaves to your children, (hey will have their happmeaa later. Before we ran sympathize with others we ourselves mutt have tuf (ered.