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Let this Be Your Guide The Statesman
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. Number 39 What will The Neģro Do? The negro in this great state is fully aware that his vote is counted and apprecia ted alike by all. He realizes that he must always be a live, unknown factor in the state s politics. Judging from the discriminating way he cast his vote at the last fall and spring elections,* he plainly demon strated that he is fully capable and thoroughly competent of best judging his vital interests, economically, politically, so cially and industrially. The commission form of government and its results, the problems of the grave and economical questions involved in the selection of the right men for the right places at city hall, the social evil and its attending conditions; all these and lesser questions af fecting the general welfare, the negro has been investigat ing, deliberating and discus sing. Long ago he realized that the people's bread and butter is at stake; that the sanctity of their homes had been threatened and the puri cation of the conditions re cently created and discovered in the police and highway de partments, must now have his immediate attention. He knows that he can assist by his vote to change these con ditions. and is cognizant of the fact that it is the duty of every voter and taxpayer to draw the line between the man who will recognize repre sentative and lawabiding citi zens and those who will not, and that he must vote for good men, regardless of their party affiliations. They must be men who will discourage and frown upon strife, suspection, envy, turmoil and dissention anil who will turn their efforts and energies to build up Den ver first and look eternally to Denver’s best interest. He must vote for the man who will encourage capital to make and build industries for Den ver and Colorado, because, whatever affects the financial success of our business men affects the living conditions of labor. Standing upon the threshold of an eletuion where there are over a hundred can didates for offices, never has the Denver negro had such a flattering opportunity for the right choice and to act wise, he must think deeply, investi gate slowly and carefully, and get acquainted with the can didates, their aims and inten tions and future purposes, if elected. From time to time the Star hopes to keep the people informed. j NEGRO TOWN The latest census from Bo ley, Okla., one of several race towns of tRat state, gives a population of 4,000; a hank with a capital and surplus of $ 11,500 and deposits of $75,- 804.44; twenty-five grocery stores; five hotels; seven res taurants' water works worth $20,009; four drug store; four cotton gins ranging from $8,- 000 to $15,000 in value; one bottling works; one steam aundry; two newspapers: two ice cream parlors; two hard ware stores: one jewelry store; four department stores; a $40- 000 Masonic Temple; two col leges; one high school; one 'graded school; two city school buildings; one telephone ex. i change costing $3,000; S42 school children; ten teachers; isix churches; two livery sta ibles:two insurance agencies; one second hand store; two undertaking establishments; one lumber yard; two photog raphers; one bakery, and one of the besr rtry-pai'kT'tn the state. NEGRO SINGS J. I\ Morgan left written instruc tions as to how bis funeral services should be conducted. In accordance with these instructions, simple cere monies will be held over his body at St. George's church, of which he was senior warden, next Monday. They will consist of the Episcopal services without any eulogistic address. Three hymns selected by Mr. Mor gan “Asleep in Jesus." “Lead Kindly Light” and the recessional “For All the Saints Who from Their labors Rest” —will be Aung by the combined choirs of the church, and Harry Bur leight. a Negro baritone, of whose singing the financier was especially fond, will sing "Calvary.” Keep ofT date —lawn social May 29. The Caribbean club will give a May pole winding. A parasol for best winder. Residence of Matilda Jacob. 2812 Welton. Don't miss it. AN OBJECTION Rob well, N. Mex. —The colored peo ple of this city, by their own request, have a separate school with one of their nice as teacher. Some several days ago the regular teacher resigned and a young lady was appointed to fill the vacancy. A large number of the colored citizens protested, claim ing that the young lady was one of questionable reputation. The school hoard did not at once remove her and the pnronts refused to send their chil dren. The school board threatened to have the compulsory attendance law enforced but the Negroes stood "pat'' and claimed that as the school had no legal existence, they could not be compelled to send the children. The matter has been finally adjusted though. IN OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City—In the regular ses sion of the legislature which recently adjourned, a bill was Introduced pro viding for a school for Incorrigible Negro youth, carrying with It an ap propriation of $35,000 for buildings and maintenance. The bill went be fore the proper committee and was returned with a recommendation that it be sent to the printer. Boley, Mus kogeo and Brooksville were candi dates for the location of the school, but the bill died with the close of the legislature. FOR RENT — Rooms In modern house strictly at reasonable rate3. Men preferred. Car service. M. 7349. 2934 Glenarm place. Mrs. Carrie Woodward. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1913. Y. M. C. A. Will soon own its binding Wednesday night marked the closing of the most suc cessful campaign for membership and a building fund for a colored Y. M. C. A. on so short a notice. Only a struggle of three days and the victory was won. Dr. J. E. Moorland, international secretary, arrived in the city last week, and after a consultation with the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A., the Board announced that a campaign for 200 mem bers and Si 700 would be put on. Two armies of workers were organized, the Reds under Capt. S. A. Bondurant, and the Blues under Capt. F. J. Por ter. A free supper was tendered the workers Friday night, at which there was a line of work planned and the op-' posing teams started out. All went well until Sunday at the j big mass meeting when Mr. Wm. E. Sweet, president of the 1 board of directors of the Central Y. M. C. A., threw down a I challenge in which he stated that if the colored men meant' business and would raise S4OOO, he would give SIOOO so as 1 to enable them to buy a suitable site for cash and have per manent headquarters and clear of debt. These things happened, Mr. Sweet was duly thanked and j assured that his check was gone. Monday night at the tern-j porary headquarters, 2721 Welton St. a supper was tendered the workers reports made Mr. Bilheimer, general secretary of the Central Association, delivered a very able and interesting speech and read a letter from Mr. Sweet in which his offer was made final. Mr. Semple, a member of the board of directors spoke very encourgingly to the men and pledged his support. A vote was taken to extend the campaign until Wednesday and put forth a strenuous effort to raise S4OOO to meet Mr Sweet's conditions. Everybody got the spirit, pocketbooks that had been closed since the battle of Waterloo were opened. Methodist, Baptist, Epis copalians, Presbyterians, and aside, their religious beliefs and dug in, and when the final count was made there was a total of $4838.20 and a membership of 330, with more come. Denver men and Denver women did something; they saw the need of such work, and aided it most liberally, and it wont be long until we will see a trained secretary among us, a handsome building and a place where the stranger that is within our gates may find shelter. Mr. Moorland said "the best way to reach a man's heart is through his stomach True! He had the men fed for four nights. Hence the re sujts: Yet a great many gave who were not fed, but gave for the good of the cause and we are glad to give the names herewith of the SIOO givers: Dr. Justina L. Ford, Madam T. D. Perkins; Messrs. F. T. Bruce, T. S. Rector, M. T. Jackson, S. A. Bondurant, J. R. Contee, Samuel Brandon, Capt. Silas Johnson, Ray Clark. John Porter, Wm. Sprague. |. Kigh, L. Walton, Dr. West brook, Revs. A. M. Ward, D. E. Over, and R. L. Pope. There were many o.her smaller pledges and we assure those cheerful givers that the organization is just as thank ful to you. Dr. De Faantz, the president anil the board of directors are to be congratulated through their efforts and willingness success is largely due. Mr) Moorland has endeared himself to all who met him. and The Star, like all the people, wish h m a speedy return. Congratulations to you Capt. Bondurant, you won a de ceive victory and to you Capt Porter you fought a good fight against odds. Madam Perkins and Dr. Ford, in behalf of the young men we thank you, you have set the pace. THE WILLIAMS WORLD FAMOUS JUBILEE SINGERS, MAT 2, 1913 At the Auditorium The third annual visit of the Williams’ Jubilee Singers will bring them to Denver on the second of May. This or ganization without any question ranks among the world’s great musical artists and have sung themselves into the hearts of the people as no troup of this character has ever done. On their previous visits it has been impossible to ac commodate the immense crowds who desire to hear them and foAhis reason the Zion Church will present them to the Denver public at the Auditorium. A vigorous campaign of advertising which is being carried on by the church will no doubt tax the theatre section ot the City’s largest hall. The admission fee is within reach of all so that no one will be compelled to forego this rareest of all musical treats. Tickets will be on sale next week at the following prices: Box seats, f i.oo; Parquet, 50 cents; Balcony, 35 cents. Each box will accommodate a party of eight. As there are only 204 box seats, those who desire boxes should send in for res ervations at once, as many have already been engaged. For information, telephone Rev. D. E. Over, York 6007. Interesting News Concerning the Race. DIFFER IN OPINION Recently the Atlanta Constitution published an article under the cap tion "The Truth About the Negro." Edward T. Ware, president of the At lanta University, answered the article in which he agreed with it in parts, and in well chosen language Mr. Ware pointed out those parts which were faulty. We publish herewith a short paragraph from the answer: Editor Constitution: I have read with extreme interest your editorial. "The Truth About the Negro." in last Sunday’s Constitution. Your estimate of the worth of the work of the Negro colleges is peculiarly gratifying to me and accords with a recent testimonial received from a group of influential citizens regarding the work and in fluence of Atlanta university. There is room for a difference of opinion regarding the comparison which you make of the condition of the Negroes under slavery and now after fifty years of freedom. One un questionable good result of the com bined efforts of north and south in ed ucation is the reduction of illiteracy to about 30 per cent among them. Whatever obstacles they may have to meet under freedom as tillers of the soil, it is a significant fact that the Negroes own farm lands and build ings in the United States worth $273,- 000,000, and that in Georgia they own 15,698 farms, valued at $20,540,910. If in the days of slavery there were better trained and more capable ser vants. and even if in the better fam ilies there material and moral wel fare was assured, still it was at best under a system of benevolence, and we all must agree with President Wil son when he says. "Benevolence nev er developed a man or a nation. We do not want a benevolent govern ment. We want a free and a just government. Every one of the great schemes of social uplift which are now so much debated by a noble peo ple amongst us is based, when rightly conceived, upon justice, not upon be nevolence.” In defense of the editorial the Con stitution of Sunday says in part: President Ware's suggestion re garding the equipment of schools with domestic training and manual arts adjuncts is excellent. The do mestic work of the world, and of the South, must and will be done. If the Negroes continue their present indif ference in that direction, the work will be done by white people. That they are growing less and less compe tent in this field needs no argument. Ihit an "ad" in the Atlanta papers for domestic help, and the response is ac tually pitiful. Few of those respond ing can cook, sew or perform any household work with ability, or fidel ity. This condition cannot last. Even now white domestics are replacing the negroes. Unless a change comes quickly the day will be on us when negroes formerly discharging these services will be absolutely without means of employment. It is useless to dwell on the significance of that development. If proper equipment could be suppled in the training of this class, not only the negro but the white man would himself be a mate rial gainer. Owing to the length of the two art- i icles. we cannot reproduce in full. I Both are very interesting, one stating | the conditions and the other offering ! a remedy. The articles in full can b6 found a: this othce. MOORE RESIGNS Hon. Fred R. Moore of New York has tendered his resignation as Amer ican minister to Liberia. He was ap pointed and confirmed during: the closing days of President Taft’s ad ministration. That statesman is al leged to have remarked that >|r. Moore would no doubt be required to take the next steamer and return home after reaching his post of duty. President Woodrow Wilson has ac cepted the resignation and we under stand that Attorney Francis H. War ren of Detroit. Mich., is there ready to discharge the duties of that otfice and to take the next steamer out bound for the Liberian republic. A nice furnished room for rent in a modern house. Good location. 2607 Glenarm, phone Champa 2123, Mrs. J. L. Rice. Office Phone Champa 2962. Five Centi a Copt WHITE INDORSED FOR HIGH POST Keystone State Choice For Minister to Haiti. MAN OF BROAD EXPERIENCE Friends of Spanish-American War Vet eran Strongly Urge His Claims For Party Recognition Upon Grounds of Merit and Qualification—Able Law yer and Brilliant Scholar. Philadelphia.—Many of the organiza tion Democrats of Pennsylvania have of their own motion selected the ver satile and well known Charles F. White of this city as their candidate for the Haitian mission. They are strenuously pressing his claim upon; the basis of abilitj* and efficient work done in the interest of the party. Mr. White was born Aug. 5. 1876, in Humboldt. Tenn.. where he lived until he was six years of age. when his par ents emigrated to Salejn. 111., the birth place of Hod. William Jennings Bry an. During the six years that his family lived in Salem he attended the public school, and he was also a mem ber of the Presbyterian Sunday school there. It is interesting to note that the pastor of the Salem Presbyterian church at that time was the father of our present secretary of state. Moving from Salem about ISSS. his parents settled in Springfield. 111., where they have since lived and where CHARLES FRED WHITE. young; White was graduated from the grammar school. But. eager for train ing and service, Mr. White attended the Business college in Chicago, where, he also Joined the famous Ninth bat! taliou, Illinois national guard, and later went to Cuba as a corporal in the* equally renowned Eighth Illinois vol unteer regiment in the Spauish-Amer ican war. He is also an alumnus of Phillips Exeter academy. Exeter. N. H.; Wll liston seminary. Easthampton, Mass., and the University of Pennsylvania, being a graduate of the law depart ment of that university. Mr. White takes a peculiar interest in politics. He has always been im bued with the undying principles of true democracy. His active espousal of the cause in the last two presiden tial campaigns was the result of a logi cal development rather than a radical change from any other political party. During the last campaign he was one of the active instruments in the organ ization of the colored contingent of the Woodrow Wilson Democratic league. This was one of the most efficient or ganizations in the state, and It was Mr White’s good fortune to be its presl J dent. The party leaders who are press lug his claims for appointment know that it took monumental courage and fearlessness for a colored man In Phil adelphia to openly advocate Democrat ic Driuciples and the election of a Dem ocratic arasaaasc.