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When the “Ghoo-Choo” Train Leaves for Tolland, Monday, July 14, Get on Board. The Trip will Be a Treat
' The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. Number 48 Religion And The Negro (Atlanta Constitution.) H. H. Proctor, pastor of the , First Congregational church, colored, of Atlanta, is one of the soundest and mcst prac tical of the leaders of the Ne gro. in a recent sermon he emphasized an idea often ad vanced by The Constitution, and that is that religion must largely be depended upon to save the race from the perils facing it in common with the white race. In part he said: Our race today in the midstof its general prosper ity needs to take council from the heart of its fathers in the day of tneir adversity. Heart-felt religion is the so lution of Jesus for the prob lem of the races. Both the industial and literary types of education may be helpful, r but the root of the trouble is not in the hands or the heads of the people, but in their hearts. All this is quite true. The Negro population of ante-bel lum days was orderly and law abiding for two reasons,chiefly i. The white man's civiliz ation had the power to enforce regulations and restraints it fcnew'Tb'be good forthisehiW race; 2. It was able to enforce and fortify those mandates by • kindling religion in the heart of the negro, and it accom plished this latter task by sending missionaries among the negroes. The Sunday school taught by the mistress of the plantation was one of the civilizing influences of the patriarchal era. With the civil war the white men's first avenue to aid the negro, his power (9 enforce mandates, was destroyed. The other resort, that of religion,shouldhave been made to do double the duty and gradually to solve, for the ne roes sake and ourown, all the hard dangerous problems that rose out of emancipation and reconstruction. In the old days the negro could be app roached and largelycontrolled by his * religious instinct, the cultivation of which in him was comparatively a simple matter. He is even today susceptible to that same in fluence, but who is exerting it upon him ? Mainly his own people, and while they are making substantial headway, they are having only sporadic co-operation from the white race, which is lagely busying itsft'f with Africa and China. As the Constitution has said: if the Christian churches of this country spent half as much money Christianizing the ne groes of America as Chrisian* izing the heathen across the ocean, / thy racial problem would be materially mitigated. The white man’s civilization would today be almost no where without its religion. What are we doing to take that constructive agency to the untutored negro, whose . inefficiency and disease men ace our own system almost as much as'his own ? Practically nothing.. - ,' ' ! , > 1 , i The Denver Star CARNEGIE’S OFFER REFUSED A SIO,OOO Carnegie library has been refused by the Color ed people of Evansville, Ind., a committee of them having assured Trustee Edmund L. Craig, who got Carnegie to contribute the SIO,OOO, .that they did not desire the library and would do nothing toward raising funds for a site or its maintenance. Furthermore they told him that they looked upon it as a plan to segregate the Negroes from the whites and that it virtually 'would 1 bar the Ne groes from the other three li braries for white people. They feel that they want to have the liberties of the lib raries on an equal footing with the white people and for that reason are discouraging the idea of putting up the new library to be used exclusively by Negroes with colored lib rarians in charge. AFRICAN LAND CO. TO ERECT BUILDING (Arizona Daily Star,) Stockholders of the African Land and Irrigation company held a meeting last evening and decided on the erection of a building iu Tucson to be used for headquarters for the company. The company has 150 stockholders in the south thern part of Arizona and has been organized a year. The president is C. T. Jones of No gales. It was not definitely decided what kind of a building would be erected, but the general idea of the stockholders was for a two-story brick building with the upper part for a lodge room or other public pur pose and the lower part for a store and offices for the com pany. a site has not been de cided on as yet, but the plans of the promoters will soon take definite shape itr is pro mised. The company was organ-: ized about a year ago to develop.farming lands on the West coast of Mexico. When the trouble came up in Mexico it was deemed unsafe to ex-, tend the operations. COLORED BOY WINS HONORS Last thursday evening, Frank Eugene Barbee grad* uated with high honors from the Central City high school. He had served his class as president, was captain of the btsket ball team and as an especial regard ror his four yearsof delegence, was award ed a fdur year schoarshtp to the State Agricultural College. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JUNE 31, 1913. The Young Masons Masonry, the grandest Work on earth has for years been the workings of the older men, those of a master mind, and the young members have been content to sit idly by and listen, accepting the ruling, teachings of the -older members with out a murmur. Like all things, it is beginning to change, the young men aer taking the : field, th eir educational advantages make them more fitting and under direction of the old war horses who have served most nobly for 40 or 50 years, a high standard in Masonic work will be reached. Last Monday night Rocky Mountrin and Centennial lodges, F. & A. M., held a joint installation, immediate ly after which Rocky Mountain raised to the sublime degree of a master mason. Mr. L. H. Ljghtner. The work was done by the new officers, Joseph Monier, lylaster Carl Wilson, Senior Warden. Spencer Srmthea, Junior Ward en, Oglesvie Lawson Senior Deacon, C. E. Jackson, Junior Deacon. The old timers con fessed that initiation was the most complete and most perfect that they had ever witnessed. Every young man should seek the secrets of masonry, world wide you. Will Religion Eradicate Prejudice? (Continued from last week) 1 am not crying for social equality. No! No! I deem that unnecessary, but I am asking how long before the Church of God will. These, its masters and servant men. How long before you can rise in dignity of leaders of men, pointers to the only way? How long before yon will ask that the love of Christ in men's hearts cleanse out prejudice apd permit my people to have equal rights before the law, equal chance to earn an honest living, equal opportunity to be considered and prove themselves men and women, 1 mean those who by their life and conduct are entitled to the name. If Christ were black would you worship him? Or would the coloi* of hisskin destroy his divinity? Yet he could have been. There is a retributive justice coming to the white race of America. The yellow fever has it’d inception in Africa Negroes are immune, yet when slaves were brought to this country, the germ accompanied. They have not suffered but thousands of whites have died as the result, of yellow fever, in days to come, you who have the peace and well fare of your people in your hands, you ministers of the great Gospel of Jesus Christ, God grant that you may not be judged by coming generatons—as coldly indifferent or self centeerd. There are times when a passive friend is almost as harmful as an active enemy. Are you not likely to be asked the question. Oh! men of inellegence with every advantage and grace: where is thy Brother the black man ? May it not be a part of a great divine plan, this placing the Negro in your midst? It may be to test your humanizing tendencies. Oh! suppose it is and you slight the opportunity to show God and the world, your broad minded Christianity. Prejudice cannot be legi&lated out of men, it is in the warp mad woof. Nothing less than an entire change of heart will Apd tjhe Church of God through it’s minister ing servants moat- take :he lead in'teaching, men to be just to one another. We as a people are Christians. A greater pro pbrfidnof Negroes belong to church than any other people in the World —we have souls. -4hall ever the crumbs be denied us? And in proportion, we, the citizens of this or any country; permit lynching, and other forms of lawlessness just so will it react. History bears me out in this assertion. No injustice practiced ever brought good results. Not lasting good at any rate. May I invite you to consider this question as vital to national peace and prosperity—lt is an arrow aim ed at the security of the nation for if unchecked, terrible con sequence will result. Politically Sen. Foraker killed himself. If-you were Politicians, l would ; hesitote to ask your de fense, but being Christian ministers, will you rise in defense of an awful evil which is threatening the noblest as pirations and hopes of nearly qo, 000, 000, peaceful true hearted citizens of this country ? V May I urge you to stand with tha best men we have in de nouncing wrongs against our race ? Preach that the religion ofjesus Christ wipes out all malice, hatred and envy yea,; removes prejudice from the heart; If you do men will rise up,and call you blessed. 1 > Rev. t'uroe? H. Wiseman, ,Pastor Allen Chapel, -Lj • A. -Ml-'E.'Church, Boulder Colo. Interesting News Concerning the Race. HOWARD HAS GREAT CLOSE (The Amsterdam News.) Washington, D. C., June io- Beneath the stately elms on its own campus, high above the city’s busy hum, to the tuneful accompaniment of twittering birds, and in the presence of 3,000 friends of the higher aspirations of the colored race, were held last Wednesday af ternoon the forty-fourth and best annual commencement exercises of Howard Univer sity. The proceedings of Com mencement Day were the cul mination of a week of prelimenary affairs, which em braced the class day exercises of the School of Theology, College of Arts and Sciences, the Nurse training class, the Normal training Class, the Teachers’ College, the Ac ademy, the Commercial Col lege, and the Conservatory of Music- On Sunday the bac calureate sermon* —s awitly scholarly effort, was delivered in Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel by President Stephen Morrel Newman,- On Wed nesday, prior to the exercises on the campus, were held the annual meeting and social re union of the Howard Univer sity Alumni, which held a business session and listened to an admirable address by Issac H. Nutter, L. L. S., of Atlantic City. Afterthe invocation by Rev. I. N. Ross on’ Commencment Day, Presibent Newman in troduced as the speaker of the day the Hon. Adolph C. Miller, o f California, First Assistant Secretary of the In terior, who came as the official representative o f the Hon. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior who at-the last moment found himself unable to be present. Several New Trustees Are Elected. While the immence audience was gathering and at inter vals throughout the program the Howard University Or chestra, directed by Prof. Joseph H. Dougla*,discourced choice music. -The boxes were filled with the members of the Alumni Association, grouped by class banners. There Were representatives of classes as far back as 1873. Annoucement was made of the election of Andrew F. Hilyey of this city and Dr. W. A. Sinclair of Philadelphia, as members of the Board of Trustees, the former to suc ceed the late Dr. John R. Francis and the latter to suc ceed Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner of Philadelphia, who has been placed on the honor ary list. Dr, Douglas was also chosen a member of the Board, of which Justice Job Bernard is George William Cook/pecrauiry.and Edward L. Parks*, treasurer. Five Cents a Copy. AN AFRICAN PRINCE AT TUSKESEE An African prince, heir to a large territory, is a student at Tuskegee and The New York Times has this to say of him: Lattevi Ajaji, a young Afri can prince, is now in Booker Washington’s school at Tus kegee. Ajaji is the lineal heir to a kingdom as large as Tex] as, with a population of more than 3,000,000 blacks; he came to this country to study agricuitural, In The Journal of American Folklore Dr. John A. Lomax describes a meeting with this young prince who will soon return to Africa when graduated, with a Texas Negro girl to whom he is now is engaged. “He came into my room quietly and stood with some embarrassment before me, as erect as a soldier, while I questioned him. Although plainly ill at ease, his dignity was impressive. His eyes met my look squarely, jndiyagawe my questions prompt thought ful answers. He had not learned to dissemble any more than has a wild animal sudden ly taken captive’. “Ajaji’s grandfather is the present King of the Yotuba people, who live north of the Gulf of Guinea in West Cen tral Africa." City News Time—Monday, July 14- place Tolland, Colo.—The girl, your wife, your sister, or sweetheart or the other fd* low’s sweetheart. The best treat of the season. Only excursion to Tolland, Colo., Monday, July 14. Don’t miss it. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams enter tained Monday evening with a recep tion in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George K. Williams, who were very recently married in Topeka. George is one of Denver’s own, and well may Denver be proud- Mrs. Williams, formerly Miss Chiles. Is one of Topeka's most popu lar young ladles. Archie Alexander of Dea Moines, la.. Is in the city. HOTEL HILDRETH. Nice, clean, airy rooms,’- strictly - modern house, close in; rooms from Si.EO up. 2153 Arapahoe. Phone Main. ZOOT. Mrs. Lillian Horn. Prop. I’OR RENT—S-room house with bath. 1005. Bast 30th avenue, SIS. Eb en M. Hills, 301 California Bldg. Miss Marguerite A. Gravette, daugh ter of Mrs. Hattie G. Berry, returned from Western University Saturday to spend the vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis George enter tained Wednesday evening in form of a reception in the early hours and later the yonng people were permitted to dance. The occaaion was in honor of Miss Hermolne Jones of Leadville and Earl George, both graduates this year. The evening was highly en joyed by all. Capltolla Temple No. 3, Sisters of the Mysterious Ten. will present "A Didsumnter Carnlcal” Tuesday even ing. July 8. 1913, at Old Colony hall. Wabster's orchestra. Admission. 35c. The pupils of Miss B. Thrsahley will give a recital Tuesday. June 34, at Shorter Chapel. No admission. Fro, gram begins st 8:30 p. m.