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Let this Be Your Guide The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. Number 41 Club To Arrest Prejudice NO MORE RAGEj’RE.IUDICE Oakland Tribune. 4-14-’13. The Northern California Branch of the National Asso ciation for the Advancement of Colored People has been quietly organized in Oakland and San Francisco within the last month to prevent the de velopment or accumulation of race prejudice in California, which is now one of the states that deals most fairly with the colored people. The local officers include we'l known white people as v. ell as prominent colored men and women and the organiza tion is based on the co-opera tion between the two races. There are 10,000 colored peo ple about San Frhncisco bay, of whom eight thousand live in Alameila county. There are sixty nogro business men in Oakland. The Oakland colored people pay taxes on one and a half million dollars worth of property, and the San Francisco colored people on a half million more. The officers of the Northern California Btanch are as fol lows: President, Probation Officer Christopher Ruess; vice-president, Attorney Law rence Sledge; secretary, Miss Eva B. Jones; treasurer, James A. Hackett; directors, Lawrence Sledge and Mrs. H. E. DeHart, expiring 1913; at torney, Cameron King and William N. Ricks: expiring 1 p 14; and Miss' Anita Whit ney, president of the Califor nia Civic League and Mrs. Thomas Jackson, expiring 19* 5- We note with pleasure that the secretary of the organiza tion is one of Denver's own, Miss Eva Jones. Miss Jones is to be congratulated for her work, and we hope that as soon as her toils are over in California, that she will hurry to Denver and put on such a movement, for we surely need it. Abbie Mitchell Refused Seat At the Majestic Abbie Nitchell, soprano so lois, "the lady with toe bewitch ing eyes,” the idol of theatre goers in Chicago and through out this broad land, suffered humiliation this week at the famous White Temple of Vau deville •-- toe Majestic Thea tre. Discrimination in the play houses of Chicago, that dot the downtown streets in such number now-a-days, in a man- ner toat make one think we I are “theatrically mad” is not; hncommon, but when the Ma jestic entered the renegade ranks the profession was as tonished. Miss Mitchell fashionable attired went to the theater on Monday. She purchased a i $i-oo ticket for the first floor. When she presented it to the ticket chopper he declared that a mistake had been made. 1 He to the box office to | make inquiries and when he; returned Miss Mitchell was surprise when he handed a 75 i cent ticket in another part of; the house. She protested against the unfair trick, and appealed to 1 "the»Manager, who upheld his subordinates, but those who witnessed the substitution of tickets could plainly see that it was simply a matter of col or prejudice. The state of Ill inois has a strong civU law whicn prominent attorney will quote when seeking red ress for Miss Mitchell in the Courts. They advise that when mem bers of the race buy tickets in the future, that they tear off the coupon in front of the tick et chopper and if there is any difficulty retain one end which will be the best of eve dence when the case is tried in court. And tell your rea ders not to be afraid to pros cute everyone who discrimin ates against them was their final advice. —The Defender. SOME DIFFERENCE William Scoott the only ne gro nominted for President of the United State by a properly constituted nation delegaatc convention representing 37 State in the Union,and at pre sent a candidate for Minister to the colored republic of Hayti, was today place on the House payroll ai a Janitor. The National Liberty party with 400 delegates met in St. Louis in 1904 and nominated Scott for president over three other colored men. ? • If Secretary of State Bry an travels 4000 miles in three days to stop California from passing laws which are objec tionable to Japan, how far will he travel in a life time to pre vent Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama from lynching and burning innocent negroes.? A prize for a correct answer. Office Phone Champa 2962 Address, 1026 Nineteenth street. The Denver tSar. DENVER. COLORADO. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913. Under the Hammer While the Atlanta Constitution is telling the world that the Negro in $ie South is being sup planted by poor whites a| domestics, owing to incompetency, The Haiboon, a rag published in the interest of white rtilroad mail employes, is waging a determined light against the col ored railroad clerks in the! South especially. Under the past administration, its knocking and agitating had no effect, but it is gaming the ear and heart of the present Postmaster-General, and through what they call a complete new or ganization, all the Negro and the inefficiency clerks are to be ousted, meaning that all the Negro clerks only are to be ousted. The trouble is, that in certain sections, the senior clerk is in charge of the car, and very often it is a colored man. The very fact that a southern cracker must take orders from this Negro, is too much for hyn; yet, he no doubt, was taught how to throw a letter by a Negro clerk. Funny, isn’t it? The same paper tells how disgusting it is for the white clerks to have to sleep by a col ored clerkT and to use the same towel. Oh! so disgusting; and yet, before he took the exami nation he knew the existing conditions, it made no difference then, and after the examination we venture to say, that he spent many a sleep less night wondering if he was going to be lucky enough to get a car at all, and no doubt would have consented to sleep back to back with any clerk. But as soon as he is appointed and sheds his squab feathers than he begins to find fault, and his first victim is the same Negro, perhaps, that taught him to throw a letter. So those who mean to do right, we advise you to never accept a position where you are over a white man, because it is a wrong, according to a few pinheaded Democrats, and from the fol lowing statement of the Postmaster-General published in n The Harpoon." The Ineficient Mast Go. “This decision in my opinion will be carried out in spirit and let ter, and means that the Negro railway mail clerks and postal clerks who have been drones in the service night as well look around them selves for other employment. "The postmaster-general also <->.[ ressed himself as being not only willing, but anxious to remedy any wr mgs that had been done to faith ful postal employes under the Republican administration. Hundreds of cases of this nature have occurred, particularly in the South. “1 am very gratified to be able to say to the people of Atlanta 1 and of Georgia that within a very hort time, if the second assistant 1 postmaster-general follows instructions, the service will be very much : improved, and that the men who have been disgruntled, and very justly I so, will have justice meted out to them in full measure for any wrongs that may have been done them in the past." Albuquerque, New Mexico, is to have an up-to-date Negro Fashion store. “A fine line or hats and hair goods’ 1 and “a complete line of Parisian fashions * are what the proprietress ad vertises. A firm by the name of Brown and Parson has recently opened a modern garage in Albuquerque. Their cars with total valuation are one Cnalmers, $1,450; one Pierce and Ar row, $1 ,£SO; one Thomas Flyer, $1,690; one Limoufepe, $6,500. Interesting News Concerning the Race. SAYER'S MEMORIAL The Rev J. W Sayers, D. D., who was a very influential member of the Philadelphia Conference, bequeathed to the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church the sum of $2,000 for the building of a piemorial church within the bounds of the Phil adelphia Conference to bear the name of “Sayer’s Memo rial,” such bequest being pay able upon the death of his widow', Mrs. J. \V. Sayers. Mrs. Sayers is willing to make the amount designated paya ble as soon as some matters, now under consideration, may be adjusted. The Philadel phia Annual' Conference pledged itself to co-operate with the Board of Home Miss ions and Church Extension and Mrs. Sayers in bringing to completion the desired en terprise. A STORY The Metropolitan magazine for May contains an illustrated story under the head, "A Black Martha and Her School” It is the history of a lone col ored woman, Mary McLeod, by name, later Mrs. Bethune, who conceived the idea of educating the children in her vicinity. She was educated in North Carolina and Chi cago, funds for which, the story says, was furnished by a i hard working seamstress of Denver, Colo. Since October, 1904, the school, under oppo sition and difficulty, has grown wonderfully—from five stu dents in all, being taught to keep house, with a box cov ered with a rag carpet, to a Ischoolwith 100 pupils and all the modern improvements. COLORED MILITIA ►•■■■■ ■ Reports have it that New York and Pennsylvania have bills in the legislature for mustering and maintaining a Negro militia This is a grand thing; the Negro makes the best soldier, and all states should go on record as having a militia. Illinois has a regi ment with all collored officers and is classed among the best in the United States. Colo rado should be next. Monday is school election. Everybody vote. Mr. Harry. Cowell spent several days in the city, leav ing for home Wednesday night. Five Cent* a Copt 8TH REGT. BAND TO LEAD INAUGURAL PARADE In the reproduction of the Inaugural parade held in Chicago recently, the famous Negro band was selected out of the thousand other bands, black and white, to lead the parade. The Defender speaks of it by saying: It is an honor that pleases every member of the band. Leader Berry says that "Merit Wins.” We were selected be cause the best critics say that the ‘Sth’ is the best band to march behind in the United States.” This musical organization is the pride of the entire world. There are many concert bands biftTHis' fs 'The only Military |band. Proud of the many laurels that came to them, Leader Berry and Col. John R. Mar shall have built up a strong organization. Rehearsels are held every week. The invita tion to participate in the Press Club Scoop will no doubt in fluence their friends to a greater support of their musi cal efforts which is the desire of every member. EQUAL PROTECTION Mr. Richard E. Westbrook, president ot the Men’s Civic Club of Chicago, has appealed to the vice-investigating com missioners not to overlook the condition of the colored wom en. He call attent.on to the "low economic condition of the colored women and the small wages which they re ceive in domestic service and small business firms,” In ad dition to this, "thousands of them are excluded from earn ing an honest living in many of the great industries of the State on account of race and color. If the low wage is a menace to the white women in the industries, the lack of an opportunity to earn any wage at all is a still greater menace to general moral con ditions in Illinois- The moral condition of the white women of Illinois is inseparable from the moral condition of the colored women, and the mor als of the white women are not safe so long as conditions exist which prey upon the morals of the colored women. Any attempt to solve the one without the other is little more than scratching the social evil upon the surface.’’ —The Cri sis.