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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 46 Colored Runners Make Good Showing On Decoration Day the names of two more heroes were added to the list of col ored athletes, those of Robert L. Davis and Wilbur Lewis. The boys acquired distinction in their creditable showing made in the Marathon, under the auspices of the Rocky Mountain News, which was run from Littleton to Denver, a distance of ioj4 miles. Both boys entered without much training, and by their iron nerve only, were they able to make the trip. The event was opened to all amateurs, and out of the thirty that fin ished Davis and Lewis were among those who received silver medals. Ihe News is to be commended for the manner in which it treated the colored runners, the ut most courtesy was shown them. Davis acquired his l running ability back on the prairies of Kansas, where he and his famous grey-hound had the reputation of running to death any jack-rabbit that jumped up. Dallas. Texas Following Booker T. Washington into the West and then coming into the Southwest, where the disciples of the Wizard of Tuskegee practically domin ate the educational work and where the southern white man lends all of his influence to wards the industiial theory of education as is generally believed to be championed by Mr. Washington, it can be said that Du Bois has scored heavily and put the Negroes who heard him to thinking. At St. Louis. Kansas City, Austin, Ft. Worth and this city, Du Bois was tendered receptions that can only mean that his propoganda is taking hold on the people. It need not be denied that there is a subdued feeling among a large number of the better class of Negroes in the South, that their leaders are not true to them and that this same class is, and has been, anxiously awaiting the ap pearence of that man who would speak out in bold terms, the wrongs imposed upon the colored people of South, and for the rights to which the Negro is entitled. Though Dr. Du Bois is gen erally considered the most scholarly colored man in the United States, the masses of the Negroes in the South know but little of him and to them his writings are almust totally unknown. The more intelligent element are just beginning to pay attention to him, and it is remarkale how the doctrine of equal rights, which he preaches, is being discussed. THE BABY CONTEST Mrs. Mary E. Wade and Mahala Philips are sponsors for one of th** most interesting entertainments given this sea son, in the form of a “Baby Contest." Votes for the mos f popular baby were sold for 5 cents each, the mere fact that the winner of the first prize, Bertrand A. Patrick, had a total 0f565.00 showed that he was some popular baby. BERTRAND A. PATRICK Baby Patrick is a year old, a bright eyed, curly haired boy, the pride of a devoted mother and father. Little Miss Ro berta, the handsome daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. D. De P'rantz captured the second prize and little Miss Sarah Sullivan, the pride of the Sul livan household, won third. Prizes given were SIO.OO, $5.00 and $2.50. The mon ey is to be banked to the chil dren'scredit. Total proceeds of the entertainners are for Shorter Church, amounting to about $170.00, this amount was placed to the credit of Clubs No. 6/ and qi. The superintendent of schools at Cincinnati has sent to all the schools of the city a little colored girl's answer to the question, "What I can and will do to make Cincinnati a better and bigger city.” Mar ian Carr's answer was: “I love my city as I love my garden, and in my chosen oc cupation in life I shall not be content to reach the topmost rung alone, but shall try to lift others as I climb, and feel that this will help to make Cincinnati a bigger and better city.” Hamilton A. Williams, a former, soldier of the 9th Cav alry, passed the examination with an average of 95 per cent., and has been appointed a foreman at the navy yard at Charlestown, Mass. DENVER, COLORADO, S*URDAY, JUNE 7, 1913, The Industrious Negro (From the Wilmington, 5. C., Morning Star.) Not a few white people in and out of the South make a mistake in, putting all Negroes into one class and judging the whole colored population by the worst speciments in the arbi trary generlization. There are Negroes and Negroes, just as there are whites and whites. We, of North Carolina have on occasions, pro tested most vigorously and righteously against the practice of muck-raking writers from the North, and of “missionaries” from the same section of holding up the sorriest white people in the State as typical Tar Heels, and their standard of living as the typical standard of North Carolina. Nevertheless, we, ourselves are prone to hand to the Negro the same treatment and to allow our prejudice against everything black to make us blind to the fact that while there are Neg roes, little if any better than animals, there are Negroes who honestly strive to make progress, to produce and to become independent, law abiding- citizens of some v&Mi to the common wealth as well as to themselves and their race. It is very unjust and unfair to judge these indus trious colored men by the Negroes who figure in every session of a criminal court. The Star yesterday carried an item about a Colored truck er who is keeping up with the best white truckers in the country in producing truck of quality and getting in on the market in time to catch the first and highest prices. Isn't it rather discouraging to the class of Negroes this man repre sents, to be thrown into an off-hand generalization with the criminal “niggers” who spend most of their time coming and going between the Recorders court and the chaingang? There are thousands of Negroes who have never been in a court as witnesses or principal: thousands who have never engaged in a crime, but who, as best they can, are doing their various jobs. They should have every encouragement and should be distinguished from the criminal element of their race, because the more such Negroes there are in the South, the better for the South it will be. The Proper Kind of News A constant complaint is raised by our people concerning the class of news published by the white journals, bearing on our general behavior. It is true that they pick out the low est crimes, the most degrading acts of some brute who hap pens to have a dark skin, and in glaring head lines will tell the public an exaggerated story with the intent to do harm to the whole race. Our complaints won't stop them, but we do believe that the Negro press should refrain from publish ing the same degrading news. As we peruse our exchanges we find nearly every article tells in detail, the crimes com mitted by some Negro, and of seine white woman being as saulted. In our journals such articles are read by some with agreed. Occasionally a paper will fall into the hands ol the white press; they print the same story, re-worded to suit. Keep such things in the' dark—let’s not scatter such news publish the good things—there as much good as there is bad, and far more interesting. T he race papers are to build up and not to tear down, and if the columns are devoted to the up-building, the various colored journals wovld be sought for rather than ridiculed. Just Here, That’s All In a recent issue of the New York Times, in discussing the Japanese question, the writer comes forth with a state ment, “The Negro, although among us, is not of us.” The writer forgets many things when he speaks thus; he was evi dently not at San Juan, neither could he have been any place where the Negro so gallantly defended that which he is not “a part of.” If war with Japan ever breaks out and this mighty government needs help, the same, the papers will be full of urgent calls for colored volunteers; and if it comes to a case of draft, this same writer would be among the many thousands thajt would appear for inspection in a plaster-cast. Interesting News Concerning the Race. FROM OTHER PUBLICATIONS Corporal Richardson, of the ioth Cavalry, won a cup pre sented by Secretary of War Garrison, and a money prize for his exploits in the horse show at Fort Meyer, Va. The secretary made a brief speech commending Corporal Richardson for his excellent work. Nebraska is the only State to yield to the recent wave of “Jim Crow" legislation by de- preference for con cubinage instead of marriage between whites and Negroes, Japanese or Chinese. An amendment to the original bill excludes Indians from the provisions of the law. Illinois is perhaps awaiting the result of the Jack Johnson case to "decfde on the pending marri-- age law. A COLORED MAN’S PREDICAMENT Planet") The announcement that S. W. Green, Supreme Chancel lor, Knights of Pythias, N. A., S. A., E., A., A. and A. was hunted from one part of the train to another and finally sought refuge in the “Jim Crow” part of the train, where he was seized, placed under arrest and permitted to leave | the State of Florida only after he had given bond, will be noted with interest. It is asserted that he nar rowly escaped with his life. This shows the risk that a colored man takes in exercis ing the rights and privileges accorded him by the federal constitution and the inter state laws. Mr. Green was clearly within his rights in occupying a Pullman car in inter-state travel. Under the recent construc tion of the laws, both state and federal, a colored citizen is entitled to firstclass accommo dations in travel within the limits of a state, even though it be separate. NO COLOR LINE IN FRANCE The French take a very dif ferent view of the Negro than do Americans, as is shown by the action of the French press recently in congratulating M. Delcasse, minister of marine, for promoting to the grade of captain a Negro of the name of Mortemol. Mortemol was born in Gu- Five Cents a Copy. adeloupe and he entered the navy just after being graduat ed from the ecole polytechni que. His comrades received him well and he rose rapidly, so that it is now predicted that in the near future he will be permitted to fly from the masthead of his ship the pen nant bearing the two stars of the admiral. No similar situ ation exists throughout Eu rope and the Parisian press takes this opportunity to point out that only in France does there exist the equality of races which should be the case the world over. —Buffalo Express. Washington, D. C.—When the Republican party had smooth sailing and New Eng land and the East dominated the affairs of the nation, but little thought was given to the Negro or the problems which affected htm. Now with the South occu pying the position given by the Republicans tc another section of the country, many influential men of the East find time to survey the situa tion and inquire, “was our treatment of the Negro just?” and “are we to now pay for our failure to make an alli ance with what should have naturally been our friends?” I he national administration is strictly southern, as the President, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and five cabinet officers are Souther ners. This makes the East a bit apprehensive as to wheth the great business interests of theirs will be fairly treated with Southerners heading many of the important com mittees and consequently dic tating legislation. Before the rebellion the great slave interests had al most complete control of the government and everybody recognized that at that time the Sounh's greatness arose from the institution of slavery. The country is beginning to realize that the South’s great ness now, arises from the sup pression of the Negro and while there are probably as many counter currents of di versified thought in the South as in other sections of the country, still it is the Negro issue which m.akes the South strictly democratic. The South being solidly democratic gives it a standing in national affairs which does not rightly belong to it by rea son of its accomplishments or merited by its advancement and now the East sees how that section of the country is loosing its prestige and that too, on account of its neglect of the Negro.