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Madam Waller’s Annual Art Display and Midsummer Musical, at New Zion, 24th and Ogden, Aug. 7. Biggest Yet
l a...., * Nil. The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number i Von Dickersohn Will Attend Harvard Mr. Theodore ,Von Dicker sohn, while not born in Den ver,, yet he has lived all his school life in Denver, is the subject about whom we write and urge the public to encour age and support. While a little boy, Theodore manifest akeen desire to become an artist by his many pictures and infant drawings and pro files. The teachers of the public schools were greatly impress ed with his unique and extra ordinary zeal and productive ness and soon began to en courage him to complete his native gift and advised him after he had completed the drawing course two years sooner than the curriculum re quired, to take post work, which he did. His beautiful Ostrich feather, big, bright red rose, sea-shells, and the lions head were among his best productions and were ex- Denver young man to attend Harvard. Wins consideration from Women’s Club and friends by pub lic testimonial. hibited at the school. Mr. Von Dickersohn has worked his way through school and for six years he was the jani tor's Assistant at Whittier School and at night at the East Denver Night High School. He is a worthy young man, being connected with church and Y. M. C. A. work and desires the consideration of the Denver people. Twenty club ladies , and friends, seeing this oppor tunity, resolved to assist this young man with a testimonial so that hecould go to Harvard College, at Cambridge, Mass., and on Thursday evening, July 31st, at Shorter’s A. M. E. Church a musical entertain ment of rare numbers will be presented. The Star zealous ly urges everybody to buy a ticket and help this young man, who has just attained his majority. His work will be displayed at the Elite Drug Store, Maceo & Rice & Rice, on Welton Street. Many patrons and patronesses have consent ed to serve in order to sell the five hundred red tickets. At each of the churches of the The Denver Star city, Sunday, representatives will be asking a donation and the money will be handled through the banks and in a manner that will assure the ladies themselves that it will be expended only as intended. Help thif Denver boy to rise, so he can in turn help others. HOTELS CAN’T DISCRIMI NATE IN NEW YORK AFTER SEPT. 1. Albany, N. Y.. —Att.-Gen. Carmod’s attention has been directed to the fact that cir culars are being issued by some health resorts in which announcement is made that their places are not open to certain races. In a statement today Mr. Carmody points out that, under an amend ment made to the civil rights law by the last legislature, such notices will be prohibited after Sept. i. 9XOO FHm TM Mulmn Imprison ment Possible Addition The new law applies to inns, taverns, hotels, either for transient guests or for those seeking health, recreation or rest; restaurants, eating houses, public conveyances, on land or water, bath houses, barber shops, theatres and music halls. It provines that any person violating its pro visions shall be liable to a penalty of not less than Sioo nor more than SSOO, to be re covered by the person ag grieved. In addition, a fine of not less than SIOO nor more han SSOO, or imprison ment of not less than 30 or more than go days, or both fine and imprisonment may be imposed. Produce 60,000 Bushels of Potatoes Thousands of young color ed men ought to read the ar ticle published in a late num ber of the Country Gentle describing how J. G. Grove and sons have grown between fifty and sixty thousand bush els of potatoes on their farm in Kansas. The Country Gentleman published a pict ure of his home containing twenty-two rooms with all of the up-to-date improvements. Mr. Grove’s farm, with about 400 acres, is pointed out as a model potato farm for the people in he whole country. It is expected that Mr. Groves will attend the National Neg ro Business League in Phila delphia in August so that the East can hear from his own lips the story of his marvel ous success as to how he be came the potato king of Kan* sas. DENVER, COLORADO, SATL RDAY, JULY 26, 1913, Disband Militia Company If Prejudiced Says Sultzer Democratic Governor of New York Takes Drastic Position Against Race Prejudice shown At Jew Oftcer In State Militia—Jews Win Out By Protest, Yet Some Colorep People Oppose Protesing. u Albany, N. V.—The contention of Samuel Littman of Brooklyn that Be was denied pro motion in the National Guard because he is a Jew is sustained in the official report of an in vestigation made public today after having been approved by Gov. Sulzer.j The investigation was made by Lieut. Col. Iperman Bendell, re tired, of Albany. Censure The Colonel—Have New Examination—Disband Com pany if Any Prejudice Gov. Sulzer has instructed Adjt. Gen. Ham ilton to carry out the recommendations in the report. These are that Cpl. Barthman, com manding the 47 th infantry* in which Littman, who was a sergeant, sought election to a second lieutenancy, “be censured otherwise dealt with, as his offense, in the judgement of the Commander -in Chief, may warrant”; that “per mission be given Ex-Sergt. Littman, if he so de sires, to reelist within a period of 30 days; that in due time after his reenlistment an election for second lieutenant in Co. Bof the 47 th Regi ment be ordered and r ’sKouicf evidence of race or religi us discrimination be manifested at such election, the status and discipline of the guard will be better served by disbanding Co. B.” Jew Protests on Ground of Inference in Private Conversation. The report states that Col. Barthman testi fied during the investigation that in a conference with Littman he said: “Sergeant you are a business man, a man of sensed, as commanding officer, even if your record is good, would not advise you to accept a commission in a council where you would be the only one of your race.” At The Zion Church Aug. 7 Everybody is going to attend it. What? Why, the WALLER-TRH ASLEY MIDSUMMER MUSICAL at the New Zion Church. 24th and Ogden Streets. When ? Aug. ;th, when you will listen to some of the never-to-be forgotton plantation melodies, which were sung by our old fathers and mothers, as well as other numbers of interest. Some of Denver's best talent will appear on this date There will also be a display of Madam Waller's beautiful paintings- ou cannot afford to miss it. Biggest yet! Admission, 25c. To The Representative Colored Citizens of Denver An excnrsion of the elite of Denver is on for Colorado Springs, Manitou and Pike’s Peak for the latter part of Augus. Waii ! Full parti culars next week. Wait! Wait! —Adv. 7-26. C. A. Franklin and mother were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Thrower, Thursday evening. The Conclave Picnic given by Mountain Lodge, No. 39, I. B. P. O. E. of W. at Bloomington Park, Tuesday, Aug. 12, will be the the season's outing. Webster's Orchestra. Refreshments served. Admission, 25c.* From Other Pub lications Mr. Newton L. Gilbert, son of President Gilbert of Selma University won the "Baldwin Greeic Prize" in Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y., in their recent exami nations over 1S0 white men. 1 he quotation from Schil ler, “You should to »o man a servant be," which Commis sioner Biggs said was being taught in the Colored High and Training School brought on a spirited discussion of the duties of the white people of this city toward the Colored race, in a meeting of the (Continued on fourth page) Interesting News Concerning the Race. BLACK JEWS: BLACK IRISHMEN; BLACK DUTCHMEN By Dr. M. A. Majors (Defender) Just in the same sense that an Octoroon, educated, refin ed and civilized, is a white person, so is D Ben Itzchok a a jew in spite of the difference of color. He has all the lan guarge, mannerisms, charact eristics and customs—relig ious, too—and of a very far reaching variety. This recent revelation to Europe and and and America that there black Jews, just as there are white Negroes, need not startle or surprise. It more than anything else tells the scholar even that we know very little. We do know some few things about each other. The color line! What an ispectre is this? When we be gin to analoze colors we find t that the different shades or blendings are simply mixtures of more or less of some one other color. What is there about a blackberry to make it hideous (there is a white blackberry), a black horse, a black dog, a black cat, a black suit of clothes? Black is the opposite of weite. What makes black black and white white? Neither is the result of a combination of colorfe. Each is an originol color. Both are equal. IsThaDavll Black? What is it that makes the people think the devil is black, and all the good and great white? Europe and America have struggled hard to ac complish the one big thing: t That is to discredit the con duct of Hannibal in crisping the white man’s hair of south ern Europe. He did stamp the Congo kisses on the fair brows of their maidens, while shrieks and hisses blended with the semi-savage songs they’d sing. Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal and Sicily yet tell by swarthy complexion that Carthage threatened all Europe with an African capi tal. But there is too much noise made about color, and too little about being noble, great and good. A white goat, a white cat, a white rat, or a white man, or a white any thing is not one whit better by reason of being white than a black goat, a black cat, a black rat, or a black man; and why should there be? The great God did not prevent the very Jews who deny David Ben Izchok from persecuting and crucifying Jesus of Naz areth Black Swadaa, Black Irish Although Bavid Ben Itz chok, is a black man partially Five Cents a Copy. resembling the African in type, and more of the Jew by custom and habits as well as tradition he is one of the illuminating characters it has been the pleasure of decent citizens everywhere to meet. No scholar can keep up with him in history—ancient, of course. No linguist ean cope with him, forhe speaks twelve languages. No priest can hold a candle for him because he is better educated than any one he has met since he left Abyssinia. This all tells the American heart that his civilization is frything and slobbering at the mouth. It istelling the Negro that we have the black Swede, the black Irish, the black Dutchman, the black Span iard, the black Greek the black everything in this big world. David Ben ItchoK will bring no reproach upon him self for being black. He is a gentleman, a Christian, a scholar, and, above all, a man untrammeled by anything save his condition. The Chicago Tribune July 6 had very much to say in its bewilderment. It told the truth and every word of it is in behalf of the black Jew, Itzchok: A few men turned to the Jewish encycopedia and there they found a verification of the story of David Ben Itz chok that he is a Jew and is a member of a small tribe of Jews, all black like himself, who dwell in the heart of Abyssinia and swear al legiance to King Menelik. Colony of Block low* According to the Jewish en cyclopedia, the members of this colony are Known as “Falashas,” which in the lan guage of Abyssinia means emigrants. According to tra dition, these Jews emigrated from Jerusalem under the leadership of the first Mene- Hk, who was a son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. For a long time these emigrants dwelt on the coast of the Red Sea, withdrawing later into the interior of the country. There they applied them sslves to the maKing of pot ;tery. Another tradition, accord ing to the Jewish encyclo pedia, declares that these blacK Jews of abyssinia to be descendents of Shalmaneser or of Jews driven from Judea when Jerusalem was destroy ed in the time of Titus and Vespasian. More recent his toryshows that the Abyssinian Jews migrated from Palestine at a different time and under different oriental conquerors of the land. All authorities, however, agree that the "F'alashas" in Abyssinia are Jews who have remained true to their reli gion, despite intermixture with their Ethiopian neigh bors.