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When the “Choo-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 49 Mr. Big? Negro Detriment to the Race—A Draw Back to Race » Enterprises. FAILS TO GIVE RACE PATRONAGE ON THE FILMSY PRETEXT THAT NEGRO BUSINESS MEN CANT GIVE THE SERVICE. Waco, Tex. Conservative Councellor Your pretext for not pat ronizing and trading with your own grocers, depositing in your banks, patronizing your own doctors and other busi ness institutions is because they are not well equipped to give the service, you say. You who complain how about your service to your race? Can you give as good service to your race as the whiteman? That pretext is too flimsy. Here is what the matter is. It is that old slave habit yet remaining in too many of our so-called big Ne groes. They have been so used to “gwine up to the big -house fer eby ting dey get." ”"Dey still cling on to ole 'maßfeTTfcF an* guidance.” If you will patronize your ♦ own and insure them that they, can get the bulk of your business all our own en terprises will be able to put in the best equipments. The shortest and quickest route to first class equipments and service to your own enter prises will be through your patronage only. If you fail to give your patronage to build up your enterprises when you really have the business to give, you show only your disloyalty to your own and really keep back money that would come to you—fool you; for each boy and girl employed in a Negro enterprise will be enabled to contribute to the big Negro preacher’s church, the college president's school, to the big banker's bank, to give the big doctor patronage and to the big lodge man and thus down the line. Thus you see, Mr. Big Ne groe, that your first class job office will come sooner by youraid or delayed by your non-patronage all of which has a tendency to dampen, discourage and in many in stances kill out entirely the enterprises of the race. The quickest way to have a good business among the race is not to eye it with jealousy and boycott it, but to come up to it and encourage it by moral and financial support. You must therefore, throw aside your "ole fore de war 1 habits” and line up for the up- 1 lift of the race. Anything else is disloyalty and race su icide, which is beingcommited ' every day by many c onceitted 1 so called big Negroes right ; here in Waco and every town I in the United States. < The plea for first class < The Denver Star . equipments is only a flimsy pretext for our own exper ience taught us the last few months that rffter we had se ■ cured the services of a first class printer from Tuskegee Institute, the best to be found 1 in the South, and had him to come here and take charge of the office we found to our sur prise in many white offices in the city, where we had busi ness, jobs there from our own men which could have been given to us; offices which em ploy colored people only to sweep and wash the cuspidors. The fact of the thing is too many of our people all over the country' have the white mania like Jack Johnson who are giving a death blow to race enterprises. From what appears the law of intermar riage. the separate segrega tion law seem to have been a God send, for the race would ! have been deserted and many a Negroe woman would have been without a Negroe hus band. Following the same line of reason, if rtie ' fool doctor,' preacher, college president, lawyer, dentist and all that conceited fool class would be treated by the race as they treat their race namely, until they became first class and well equipped then they would get their just deserts; for there are white doctors, preachers, lawyers, presidents and dentists as far their superiors along particular lines as the white business men in their enterprises are superior to the Negroes in their enterprises. This does not refer to Ne groe business men who are suffering and sacrificing to build up Negro enterprises. It is admitted in this article that every man is free to do as he pleases, but it must not be forgotten that there is a moral law that is as binding as the civil law. One word more - we would sound this message in the big Negroe's ears: "Every race must be the architect of its own fortune." , By virtue of the fact the so called big Negro serves the race and gets the support and patronage of the tace, they owe it to the Negro enter prises to help support them and the Negro enterprises i have a right to demand it of ; the Big Negro. ! If they will not hear this, < then the race has a right to i boycott them, and thus meas- • ure to them—miserable con- | ceits —what they have meted 1 out to others. I I A colored man of Cam- 1 qridge, Massachusetts, Cohen < by name, who was recently 1 appointed by the mayor of I that city to revise the city charter, pays taxes on $300, < 000 worth of property. 1 DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1913. About The Colored Men’s Association Sorhe inquiries are being made about the time for starting the Colored Men's Department of the Denver Y. M. C. A. Although the Committee of Management has not been doing much talking, they have been busily at work, trying to find the right man for a secretary and perfecting plans for start ing work as soon as a proper man can be found. In connection with the secretary, the following letter from Dr. Moorland will be of interest to our readers: Cincinnati .Ohio. June 20, 1913. Dr. C. D. DeFrantz, 2716 Welton Street. Denver, Colo. My Dear Dr. DeFrantz: I saw Mr. Bilheimer and Mr. Sweet at the con vention, they were much encouraged over the pros pect of the new branch and said they wanted the best secretary in the country and must have him by "return mail.’’ I told them I had not found the man and would not recommend any but a good one for Denver. I still insist it is better to wait a few weeks longer for the right man than to make a mistake by undue hurry at this period. Last year we secured five number one men from our Summer School. This year we'have a larger number of good men who expect to attend . lam sure we can safely count on finding the right man at that time. I have several very promising men in mind for Denver and beg of you, time to make further investigation of them . Very kindly assure your men 1 have their inter est at heart and am not asleep on the job. Very truly yours, J. li. Moorland, J,. 3007th St. . v . mvu. In accordance with the annoucement made several times during the campaign conducted inApril.no effort will be made to secure a site for a building until the pledges have been fully paid. In harmony with this plan, the Committee of Management has engaged Bert Patrick to devote his time duriug the next few weeks to collecting the outstanding pledges, some of which are now past due. The friends who subscribed during the campaign will confer a favor on the Committee of Management by being ready to make their payments to Mr. Patrick when he calls, or else by sending checks direct to Mr. S. A. Bondurant, whose address is 6 E. 1 ith Avenue, City. ARTIST WINS PRAISE (Boston Globe, June 2, 1913.) The people who have been interested in the career of Cloyd L. Boykin, the young Colored artist of this city who has been studying at the Mu seum of Fine Arts School,will enjoy the exhibition of his paintings and studies that has been opened in the gallery of the Twentieth Century Club on Joy Street. He came into notice a few years ago through a portrait of Wendell Phillips which he painted from a cheap woodcut print, but which was strongly characteistic of the great orator and was painted in a vigorous way, especially when the difficulties of paint ing a post-mortem portrait; were considered. Since then he has taken up ; the serious study of painting and for two years he has been j grinding at the fundamentals; which every trained artist must know before he can do any very important work in painting, He has applied himself to the task with en thusiasm, as this exhibition proves,for the work is unusual ly comprehensive m its scope and shows a broad, sensitive mind in both portraits and landscapes. There is one life-size por trait here of Deacon Edward Kendall of Cambridge, which, perhaps is better than anything in the exhibition shows the re markable progress Mr. Boy kin has made, for it is not only expressive in character as a likeness, but it is painted with fine freedom and skill, show an especial power in the rendering and blending of flesh tints and in the subtle modeling of the facial char acteristics. I here is also a portrait of a West Indian girl which is well done and char acteristic,and all of the sketch es show a splendid grasp of the fundamental in both drawing and color. FREE-FREE A Free ticket on the Union Church Excursion to Tolland Monday, July 14th. for the aged as follows: Shorter Chapel, 3 oldest mem bers, Zion Baptist, 3 Episcopal, 2 Presbyterian, 2 Scott Chapel, 2 Bethlehem, 2 Central, 2 Campbell, 2 ” ” The tickets will be placed in the hands of the pastors* each of whom will select the oldest in his membership tor the free outing. The best treat of the sea son. Only excursion to Tol land, Colo., Monday, July 14. Don't miss it. Interesting News Concerning the Race. NOTES ON NEGRO BUSINESS PROGRESS Furnished by the National Negro Business League The Church of God and Saints of Christ have estab lished a grocery in Providence, R. I. A shoe store and gents’ fur nishing store, conducted by Negroes, have recently been established in Washington, D. C., at the corner of Elev enth and U Streets. Both es tablishments are up-to-date as to stock and fixtures. Dr. J. E. Mooreland, Inter national Secretary for the Y. M. C. A., who has been campaigning for funds to erect an Hundred Thousand Dollar Y. M. C. A. building for Negroes at Cincinnati, raised $15,000 among the Negroes of that city in a week. Lewis Brothers' Construc tion -€o., is the title -of-*firm recently organized by Negroes at Montgomery, Ala., to con struct residences and build ; ings of any description. E. H. Lewis is president; J. D. Lewis, treasurer, and [ Thomas Williams, secretary. William Hearns, a Negro at Ivy City D. C., has patent ed a device which solves the problem of a century —the problem of how to insert taps and remove plugs from the water mains without cutting off the water supply. A com pany has been organized by ! Negroes to build a plant and begin manufacturing it. ! Henry Allen Boyd, of Nash j ville, Tenn., is preparing a business directory containing the Negro publications in this country, with the names of the manager or publisher, date of establishment, and the banks, bankers and concerns, con trolled by Negroes doing banking business. It is ex pected that the directory will be read>’ for distribution very shortly. Seventy-four of the leading Negro business men of Illi nois recently met at Spring field, that State, and organ ized a State Negro Business League. The meeting which was very enthusiastic, took steps looking to the charter ing of a special train on which to carry the Illinois Negro Business League members to the annual meeting of the Na tional Negro Business League in Philadelphia, August 20, 21 and 22. Negroes in Cincinnati, 0., have purchased a tract of thirty-four acres of land in Hamilton county, that State, on which they propose to erect cottages, a school for Five Cents a Copy. boys, removed from the temp tations of the city, and reserve a portion for a farm on which to raise poultry and garden truck. It is a company affair, the stock in which was sold at two dollars per share. W. P. Dabney was the moving fac tor in organizing the com pany. COLORED WOMAN CHICKEN FANCIER hew people realize the amount ot worry, care and trouble attached to the raising of chickens. Many are con tented with only a few about the yard, and others have no time whatever to devote to them, while there are many who tare nothing at all for poultry other than to eat. So it is thit we give space and praise to Mrs. A. C. Will iamson of 2953 Stout St., this city, who has devoted much time to the raising of thor oughbred stock, and today •she -ranks among the most successful poultry culturists of these parts. Mrs. William son attends her own stock, which amounts to about 400 chickens in all, and thorough ly understands the business. Among the stock is a pen of Blue-Fluff Brahmas, consist ing of one cock and five hens, valued at $60.00, the only birds of the kind in the West. From this pen she receives $5.00 per setting. The birds are large and handsome, white with blue neck and tail, the results of sixty years' work by I. R. Felch of Natick, Mass. She has also a pen of the Buschman-Pierce strain of R. I. R., some Spangled Ham. burgs. Buff-Cochin, White Orpington and many others. Mrs. Williamson has won many prized in poultry shows, and daily she is visited by poultry fanciers from the sur rounding country, and they express their satisfaction by leaving their money for set tings or for stock. The poultry business is rap idly coming to the front, and the growers are in some cases becoming rich. It is gratify ing to know that a woman of this race, through hard work and devotion has reached the highest point along with those of the opposite race. It pays to raise the best. Those contemplating the raising of chickens,will get great encour agement if they go out and see Mrs. Williamson’s stock. She is pleasant and accommodat ing and takes a delight in tell ing you about that which she has spent time and money to learn. A new $4,000 delicatessen store tor colored people began business on May 25th in St. Louis. It is the business of a well known caterer in that city.