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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
Mr. Big? Negro
Detriment to the Race—A
Draw Back to Race
» Enterprises.
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*
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 <
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. 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
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
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
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.
(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
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.
A Free ticket on the Union
Church Excursion to Tolland
Monday, July 14th. for the
aged as follows:
Shorter Chapel, 3 oldest mem
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.
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
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
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
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

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