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PUBLISHED ETEBY FBIDAY. 10M 19TH STBEET. NEAR ABAPAHOE BTBEET. C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor. TERMS. Oos year C.OO Six months 11,00 Thra* months. 50 Entered it ths postofflcs, Denver. Colorado, as second class mailmattar. Black 2207. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. HERE'S OURS. Among the New Year's resolutions which The Statesman has taken is one to swear anew its allegiance to the principles ot republicanism. We believe in the vesting of supreme au thority in the national governemnt; in good money; in the protection of the industries of this country from un due competition with foreign coun tries; In the destiny ot this great country of ours as the light of the world, protecting the oppressed In our own hemisphere and across the ocean In the Orient; in the superiority of the active, aggressive principles of repub licanism over the passive government ot democracy. We arc so sure that there is enough of old Adam in man kind and that it won't go right with out intelligent and forceful direction that we go further and apply the same doctrine to our own party. In short, while sc are republicans and, all re ports to the contrary notwithstanding, have given support to it in a degree that no other race paper has in this state, we feel that whenever it de serts the standard which it raised in 1856, It deserves the big stick. Our allegiance to the race is strictly In k-eplng with the genius of the repub lican party, for it Is the party of equal opportunity, of progress, ot "all men up, nut some men down,” and it is prima lacie evidence to us that when the party and our race love disagree, the party is wrong. Campaign lies are hard lo catch and Impossible to refute. We will merely say in passing that all the stories of us that we were actuated by financial motives when we opposed the election THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO. of lily-white republicans a year ago, are false, and we believe that the re publican campaign manager will bear ua out, to whom we bald; "If you will place, even at this eleventh hour, the Negroes who were to have been placed at the beginning of the Pea body administration, we will support the ticket and then talk of the finan cial consideration." So, while we renew our allegiance to republican principles, It does not follow that the state party leaders have renewed theirs. We believe that any decent white man Is as good as a colored man. but maybe he does not believe that a decent colored man is as good as he. We are going to be on the Bring line for Theodore Itoose veil and republicanism, but we do not yet think that colored janitors should work in the federal building for less; wages than are given white men for the same service. Let the party tote fair. Let the Negro be a true party man. These two should go hand In hand. The Statesman will do its share toward the accomplishment of both. PUSH ON, HELP IS EVER NEAR. God helps those who help them selves and his agents are many. We are reminded of this by the donations which the Colored Orphanage and Old Folks’ Home Association of Colorado Is receiving from philanthropists of this state. All honor is due to the great hearts that have extended the helping hand to us in this the crisis of our quasi-citizenship. There Is an Innate modesty that impels such phil anthropists to make little display of their deeds, hut there is a lesson which their acts teach ,aud for Its sake we will disregard their wishes and call attention to an example. Gen. Palmer of Colorado Springs, whose name is linked with the early indus trial achievements of our state, has more than once given of his means to further Negro education. In this is sue we report a gift to the Orphan age. Then he leaves these beaten paths and subscribes for stock in a Negro corporation and helps the Ne gro to help himself, and for this last we honor him most of all. God help our race, if it must be carried like a baby. Nature would outrage Itself If it did not crush us mercilessly when we do not do our own work, make our own great ness, and wrest success de spite the handicaps slavery has put upon us. The world has no place for driveling Incompetents and quitters Our friends arc not those who carry us, but those who drive, those who inspire us by showing a confldcnce iu our ability to succeed. And in the same measure they believe In us. we must make good. Perfect work, la- j bortoualy wrought, is the key to real ■ equality In this country for the Ne-1 gro. Political activity cannot conn-1 toract sloth and ignorance, even re ligious zeal is hypocrisy when it has not industry as a companion and In telligence as a band maid. As in the case of General Palmer wo And a friend who believes In us. so we will find man'' If we make good. Providence never let a good man down. It has always pieced out hon est endeavor. Good luck waits upon the worker. Let our New Year's res olution be to insist none the less upon i the rights that should be ours, but the more upon the duties that are ours. GIVE US A REST. Persistency Is a Jewel and so Is 1 consistency. However, a mule in his sulks is one of the host examples of lK)th of these qualities, ami since he Is least productive of good when they are In the ascendency, one Is prone These stylish cards on the best Wedding Bristol board only 35c for 50 delivered anywhere in the world. Send stamps or money. r/J. to judge results rather than abstract qualities. So it Is that there may be some faults In one of the great men of the race: he may have committed grave errors; he may be seeking the path of least resistance, but he has done too much to attract the atten tion of the world to the needs of the Negro rac and has aided too much the growth of our usefulness and self respect. for him to be derided. We refer to Booker T. Washington and his critics. There arc greater and k-sser evils, and It is nothing aganst | either party to a controversy where each has something to support bis view of the case. “There Is undue in sistence upon work," says the critic, "In MV. Washington’s teaching, and a lack of manly assertion of rights." Were he to stop here one could be lieve It bis unbiased judgment, but when, in season and out of season, the fight Is continued, It does not seem justifiable. Give every man credit for j hls work. The educational value of j Booker T. Washington's work is un deniable. Even granting every crlll | clsm. hls political Influence has been i coincident With If not followed by a i broadening of our perspective. True, disfranchisement has come, but it ex isted in grim reality before, If not In name. We have merely ceased to be the blind behind which the hunter seeks his prey. Let the critics give us a rest from their eternal plaint; let them supplement Mr. Washington, doing well what ho leaves undone; In short, let them do as the Jews wore enjoined to do during the siege of Je rusalem—let each man build and de fend that psrt of the wall which Is over next to bis own house. There Is too much work to waste time In crlU elsin, and we believe thnt tho critics will find too much to do in keeping I iholr part of tho wall protected to watch the cut and throat of the "Wiz ard of Tatkogcc." At any rate, they might nln*t c new hour once In a while to vary the monotony.