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The Denver Star
CHAS. S. MUSE. Editor.
G. G. ROSS. Associate Editor
CLARENCE E. LANGSTON, Business Manager
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Entered as second class matter at the postofflce in the city of Oenve:.
While the legislature at the Capitol
were discussing and debating over
the segregation of the school children,
based on color and race, the Fire and
Police Board were trying white po
licemen for dancing with Negro girls
at a Negro ball. It’s strange how the
color line can influence.
If we had the ear of President
Woodrow Wilson, we would suggest
to him that he appoint the foremost
champion of human rights and exact
justice, Hon. Joseph Benson Foraker,
as U. o. supreme court justice, an
equal balance to the Southern mem
bers already appointed by President
Universal suffrage—God's church,
God's school, God's method of gently
bending men into commonwealths in
order that they may at last melt into
brothers. —Wendell Phillips.
The census reports thus far issued
show in regard to agricultural condi
tions in the South two things: First,
in both the South Atlantic and South
Central states the value of farm
lands and farm buildings has consid
erably more than doubled. They have
increased in the South Atlantic states
from $1,205,350,000 in 1900 to $2,072,-
072,000, and in 1910 it was $4,837,353,-
000, an increase of $2,704,681,000.
Second, during this time the number
of farms has steadily increased, show
ing that the plantations are breaking
up and the era of the small farmer
has arrived, while during the same
period the number of Negro land own
ers has increased more rapidly than
the number of white land owners.
This certainly looks as if the Negro
in the South was not going back
ward. despite the adverse conditions,
and no matter how much the planters
howl about Negro labor. To the Colo
rado Negro who wants to become in
dependent soon, we say, you must
own your own land before you can
own vour own business or banks. The
basis’ t>r all wealth is the land. Take
up or buy government land while it
iB within your reach, for in the very
near future it will be out of your
reach and the reach of every ordinary
man. Don’t put it off by procrastinat
ing. Do it today. The vast vacant
lands of Colorado need new blood to
develop it. Write and interest your
friends to come and develop Colorado
where protection, peace and prosper
ity offer advance and comfort to you.
Honest differences of opinion, held
and expressed with a view to public
good, should hurt nobody. They are
wholesome. They constitute one of
the most valuable assets of a progres
sive and public-spirited people, i
The Negro who believes that race
caste and oppression by discrimina
tory laws Will make his people ad
vance ought to be sent where there
is plenty of it —for instance, the con
vict labor camps in the South. Colo
rado is no place for him and he is
out of place in Colorado.
The best protection that can be
given to the race by itß members is
the keeping of a silent tongue, unless
one knows how to speak and the pro
per thing at the right time to speak
about. A great many men who have
access to newspaper columns do more
harm by hot-headed, thoughtless wail
ings than they do good. A marked
difference is shown in two let
ters which are supposed to have bee*
open letters to President Wilson. One
letter is published in a white paper
in North Carolina known as the Yel
low Jacket, and signed by R. P. W.
Stekeleather, in which that southern
rebel takes offense at Mr. Wilson for
not ousting all the Republicans at
once and filling their places with
Democrats, whether they are capable
men or not, just as long as they are
Democrats. The letter itself is a dis
grace and shows that it was written
by a pin-head who has received his
education and training in the rear end
of a saloon. Dack of space prevents
us from publishing the letter in full,
but give just a short paragraph:
“Woodrow Wilson, President of the
United States.
“Mr. President: If you think that
your conduct in refusing to distribute
the offices to the Democrats who
worked faithfully for your election is
going to help the Democratic party,
you are not the man of intelligence
the people thought you were. 1 have
been a Democrat for over fifty years
and 1 tell you I am dadblasted sore.
I have been voting year in and year
out, voting against friends on other
tickets, in season and out of season,
and the way you are acting with the
federal offices makes me feel like an
unappreciated ass.”
In contrast we invite our readers
to read the open letter to Mr. Wilson
published in the March issue of the
Crisis. The letter bears all the ear
marks of being the works of a mas
ter mind, one of culture and intellect.
And I earnestly believe that Mr. Wil
son, upon the receipt of same, will
lend a listening ear and feel that he
has been addressed by a gentleman,
and as he handles the reigns of gov
ernment, when it becomes time to
pull the one controlling the Negro’s
destiny, he will turn in his saddle and
peruse the contents of this letter be
fore giving a final pull. A small par
agraph is printed herewith:
True as this is, we would not be
misunderstood. We do not ask or ex
pect special consideration or treat
ment for our franchises. We did not
vote for you and your party because
you represented our best judgment.
It was not because we loved Demo
crats more, but Republicans less and
Roosevelt least, that led to dur action.
Calmly reviewing our action we are
glad of it. It was a step toward po
litical independence, and it was help
ing to put into power a man who has
today the power to become the great
est benefactor of his country since
Abraham Lincoln.”
Yve regret the inability of printing
the entire letter. Be your own judge
of the vast difference in the minds
of the writers. C. E. L.
Telephone Company Lengthens Time.
Social Calls Responsible.
Denver, Colo.. March 21. An
nouncement made today by officials
of the Mountain States Telephone &
Telegraph company of a change in
its “two-number” toll service will af
fect piany of the cities and towns in
its territory. This change increases
the time limit allowed on “two-num
ber” calls from three to five minutes,
but does not increase the cost.
This “two-number” service was in
augurated about two years ago, and
according to the company has become
very popular with the telephone-using
The change was made,” said a
company official today, “because of
the great demand for the service. A
couple of years ago this service was
inaugurated in many parts of the ter
ritory where a community of interests
prevailed— between exchanges that
were reasonably close together, hav
ing a considerable volume of business,
but were connected to our long dis
tance system, it was felt that under
these conditions an express service
could be furnished at. a cheaper rate,
the saving being in the fact that our
operator would not have to look up
numbers. The service immediately
became popular and has continued so.
Over 40 per cent, on this ‘two-num
ber’ service is confined to social calls
made by the fair sex, and this per
haps has been the underlying cause
for our change from three to five min
utes. Four minutes and nine seconds
is the average length of these calls,
while the average business talk is
something under three minutes. No
change is to be made in the rate.”
A large delegation of representative
people met at the offices of the Colo
rado Commercial Alliance, 1025 21st
street, to perfect plans for Dr. P. E.
Spratlin’s campaign for auditor of the
city and county of Denver, to be vot
ed for at the spring election. Those
present were very much interested
and will conduct a whirlwind cam
paign to elect Dr. Spratlin. He is
worthy and has all the qualifications
to fill the position and he is the one
man that we can ail unite upon, re
gardless of our past i>olitical affilia
tions. As the commission form of
government calls for a non-partisan
campaign and candidates must run
for office without a party or organiz
ation backing; under those circum
stances Dr. P. E. Spratlin will receive
every Negro vote and it is the pur
pose of those present at the meeting
Monday evening to see that every Ne
gro voter is registered and gets out
and votes for Dr. P. E. Spratlin.
, There will be no brass band cam
paign, just a quiet, steady, house to
house and heart to heart talk over
the importance of every colored man
and woman doing their full duty at
the polls this time.
There Is a new science pertaining
to health which Is demonstrated by
Mrs. Glnntg, chiropractic practitioner,
with her offices at 2922 Welton street.
When troubled with any kind of ail
ment, you can avoid medicine and re
gain hoalth by using her methods.
Appointments made by phone, Main
To Our Correspondents.
Owing to our want of space
in both the advertising and
news columns, we are asking
that only society and other
important news be sent here
after. We trust.that strict
compliance with this request
will be given.—Editor.
From Out of Town.
(Is. B. Butler-1
Rev. A. M. Ward, P. E., and Rev.
H. Franklin Bray of Denver, Revs. A.
H. Brooks, J. B. Holmes and J. p.
Watson of Pueblo were In the city
Monday to attend the funeral of Rev.
J. J. Pleasant.
Mrs. Wm. French and sister, Miss
Myrtle Reed, arrrived home from St.
Joseph, Mo., where Mrs. French has
been for the past few months.
Miss Belle Carter went to Denver.
Wednesday, to spend a while with
her sister, Mrs. Willis Ridgeway.
Rev. M. Moore Jefferson returned j
from Independence, Kans., where he j
went to attend the Annual Confer- i
ence of the M. E. church last Tues
Mrs. E. Thorpe and Mrs. Minni*
Lamberth and children came up from
Grand Junction, Sunday. The former
is the guest of Mrs. Sara Pennington
and the latter is visiting her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Tompkins of 716 : _
E. Costilla street.
Mr. S. H. Tarbet and Mr. Luther
Tarbet came down from Denver, Sun
day. having been called here on a<
count of the death of their mother
Mrs. Harriet Lewis.
Mrs. J. P. Watson arrived from
Pueblo, Tuesday, to make prepara
tions to remove to Pueblo, where she
has been placed in charge of the Col
ored Orphanage and Old Folks’ Horn*
Rev. and Mrs. Watson have just re
turned from Oklahoma, where they
have been conducting revival services
in the various towns of that state.
Rev. J. W. Braxton contemplates a
trip East and South in the very near
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Cammel will
take up their residence in Denvei
where Mr. Cammel has taken an .
agency with the Gibraltar Security -
Co., and the Financial Contract and
Investment Co., the first of next
month. We regret very much to los<
such good citizens.
Mrs. Dickinson came down from
Denver Monday to attend the funer.
of her aunt. Mrs. Harriett Lewis. Sh<
and her cousin, Mr. Luther Tarbet
returned to Denver. Tuesday evening
Mrs. Reed, Mr. Carter and Mr. Mb
chell are among the sick who are on
the road to recovery.
Mrs. Nellie Hewitt, who had be< a
sick for some time, died at her horn
824 South Weber street, Thursd:
morning, March 13th. She was a ix
ident of this city for a number* of
years and was said by those w ho
knew her to be a faithful and loing
wife. She recently united with
Payne Chapel and was baptized in
that faith. The funeral services - re
held from the Fairley & Law under
taking establishment. Saturday i ->rn
ing at 10:30 o’clock. “Peace” wa the
subject of the most touching remarks
given by Rev. C. H. Boone, who had
charge of the services. She lea\*-s a
devoted husband, who adraini fered
to her every want during her illness,
two brothers and a large circle of
friends to mourn her loss. To them
sympathy is extended. Intermem was
in Evergreen cemetery.
Rev. A. M. Ward, P. E.. prea bed
the funeral of Rev. J. .1. Plea-ant.
who died at St. Francis hospital last
Saturday, at Payne Chapel. Monday
afternoon at half-past 2 o’clock The
Revs. Holmes and Brooks of Pm-blo, '
Bray of Denver. Braxton. Tillman and
Boone of this city, each assisted in
the service, which was very inr-res
slve. Rev. Pleasant is survived by
his wife and three children. The only
member of his family present was
Leslie, the eldest of the children the
others, who are in Kansas Cit> not
having found it possible to come His
remains were laid to rest in Ever
green cemetery. The deepest symp
athy goes out to the bereaved.
Mrs. Harriet Lewis, a longtime
resident of this city and a high!' re
spected citizen, was found dead in
bed at her home. 550 East Costilla
street, Saturday. She had lived here
alone for a number of years and was
a familiar figure in the neighborhood,
where she established lasting friend
ships. She leaves two sons. Mr.
Tarbet and Mr. Luther Tarbet of
Denver, a grandson, Sigel, Jr., and a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henrietta Tar
bet, of this city. The funeral was
held from St. John’s Baptist church
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Rev. W. H. Tillman officiating. She
was buried in Evergreen cemetery.
The deepest sympathy of the com
munity is with those who mourn her
sudden taking away.
The Odd Fellows’ club gave a very
enjoyable social at Odd Fellows' hall
last Wednesday night.
Rev. .7. F. Curtis w’as the dinner
guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson,
Club Notes.
The executive board of the City
Federation will meet with Mrs. M. 7>.
Davis next Thursday night at 7:30.
All members of board are urged to
The Girls’ Excelsior club met with
Frances Do Young, Friday afternoon.
After a short time spent in rehears*
ing “Gertrude Wheeler, M. D.,” the
hostess served apple tapioca and
cake. The next meeting will bo with
Miss Bessie Hall.
The Treble Clef held its weekly
meeting with Mrs. Ora Brnddon,
Tuesday night. The letter I was used
in serving luncheon. Ice cream and
ice squares 7>eing the articles served.
Keep off date April 30.’
Mrs. Gertie Grear departed Satur
day lor Omaha, Neb., to make her
home. Mrs. Grear is quite a musician
and will be missed both in the church
and socially.
Mrs. Wm. Christian of Hanna,
Wyo., spent Sunday In the city visit
ing with her daughter.
Mr. A. L. Harris expects to leave
for San Francisco, Cal., in a few
Miss Kitty Price departed on Mon
day for Douglas, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Muse have had
their store repaired and expect to re
sume business in a few days. They
earnestly solicit the patronage of all
of their old customers.
Miss Ruth Robinson,, one of Chey
enne's young ladies will graduate
from Quindaro College in June.
Mrs. H. C. Jefferson was taken
quite sick on Friday but is much im
proved at this writing.
We are glad to note that Mrs. Lucy
Phillips is able to be around in the
Mrs. Jameß Washington has been
quite sick the past week.
Mrs. Hipshire. wife of Sergeant
Hipshire has also been under the
care of the doctor.
Mrs. Gross left on Monday to join
friends at Douglas, Ariz.
Mrs. Lucy James spent Sunday in
Denver visiting Mr. and Mrs. McKin
ley. She returned on Monday even
Mrs. Perry, after visiting with her
cousin, Mrs. Larkins for several
weeks, departed for her home in
Leadville, Colo., on last Friday.
Mr. Granville Moore visited in Den
ver for several days the past week.
Mrs. De Marge Deweese has been
under the care of the doctor the past
The colored high school students'
club of this city gave a benefit pro
gram for the orphanage March 14, at
St. John church. The program was
the best ever heard from local talent.
The members of the club are of Cen
tral and Centennial high schools.
There are sixteen of these pupils, all
striving to one aim, education.
Kev. ,1. p. Watson and wife are now j
installed at the colored orphanage as
matron and monitor. ’itev. Watson ;
and wife need no introduction to Pu- !
••bio. as their Christian work and
long residence in this city has won
for them many warm friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowers have is
sued invitations for the marriage of
their daughter Rosa to Mr. Eugene
Mrs. Ed Smith of Kansas City, Kan
sas, sister of Mrs. Millie Tolliver, has
been very sick, but is much improved
at this writing.
Mrs. H. W. Freeman continues very j
sick. We hope for her a speedy re- J
Mr. C. A. Green way improves slow
ly. Mr. Green way, who contracted |
malaria in Old Mexico, does not iin- I
prove as rapidly as nis many friends ]
should like to see.
One of the most successful revivals j
ever held at St. John church has just 1
closed, with many additions to the '
Tuesday afternoon at the residence ,
of Mrs. M. O. Seamore, a reception
and miscellaneous shower was given
Miss Rosa Bowers by the Carnation
Art club. The home was beautifully
decorated in pink and white flowers.
The guests were beautifully gowned.
1 The bride looked charming in white
embroidered silk mull. Many beauti
ful and useful presents were given
Miss Bowers.
Mrs. C. North was seriously hurt a
few days ago when her horse ran
away, dragging her some distance.
She is under the care of Dr. Mender-
I son and we hope for her a speedy re
| covery.
Mrs. A. E. Murrell was hostess at
the regular meeting of the Darners’
club Monday, March 10th. The liter
ary work was beautifully carried out..
The inscription read by Mrs. L. L.
James, “Message and Unaware”;
Mrs. J. L. Williams. “The Road to
Yesterday,” and Mrs. E. C. Thompson.
“Self Control Makes You Master of
Destiny.” The papers were indeed
excellent. The club was reorganized
and name changed to "Progressive
Womans' club." Those enjoying the
golden hours were Mrs. C. Green
way, M. Berry, 1.. L. James, A. Mur
rell. F. Williams, 1). Bassileld. E. C.
Thompson, and J. A. James, all mem
bers present except Mrs. H. W. Free
man. who was reported sick. All
work being accomplished, and with
the usual quotations they were served
to a delicious three-course lunch, club
colors being carried out In the cake
and ices, pink and white. Guest was
Miss Mary Williams, looking very
charming In her beautiful blue silk,
the latest fashion.
Mrs. L. L. James will be hostess at
the next meeting.
(|y. K. Harrison)
Messrs, .lames ami 1-evl DouglasH
left for Springfield, 111., to attend the
Tuneral of their mother, who died
Monday morning at the age of G 5
Mrß. Perry returned from Montana
where Bhc spent the winter.
The young son of ivlr. and Mrs.
Shores was sick for a few days, hut
is out again.
Mr. C. W. Askew, our cartoonist,
haß received Inducements to make a
few of his cartoons for the Crisis, of
New York.
Mrs. B. F. McCulley hud the mis
fortune of having her Easter 1912 hal
getting burnt. So 1 know she will
have a 1913 bonnet.
Mr. Will Mason was arrested for
carrying concealed weapons and was
lined $25 and costs In the police
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