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Let All Colored Americans and Friends Protest to Washington Against Post Office Segregation—
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number 3 Information Wanted. Wanted-Information Con cerning Colored Inventors. Mr. Henry E. Baicer, an ex pert examiner in the office of the United States Patent Office, has been detailed by the government to obtain in formation concerning patents to colored inventors, in com pliance with a request from the Emancipation Proclama tion Commission of the state of Pennsylvania, authorized by the legislature of that state to prepare an exhibit show ing the progress of the color ed people of the United States among the fifty years following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1S6.V 1 he exhibit is to be held in Phila delphia. Pa., in September of this year. A general letter has been sent out, signed by E. B. Moore, commissioner of pat ents, asking the aid of the citizens, newspapers, and everybody in possession of the facts, to send to the Pat ent Office, in a franked envel ope, the names of any colored ( fciventors they may know, to gether with the date of the grant, title of invention and patent number, so that a list absolutely correct can be pre pared for the Philadelphia exhibit. The filled out blanks will be turned over to Mr. Baker for tabulation as rapid ly as they come into the Pat ent Office. Mr. Baker is in receipt of a large number al ready. but it is his belief that many nn>rc patents have been issued to colored inventors than appear in the records he has thus far obtained, and it is his desire that any persons who know of other grants shall feel free to write him at once, giving him the data re quired. ' As a refutation of those who have contended that “the Negro has never invented anything except lies," it is important that a full and complete exhibit of the Negro's practical inventive genius be made at the Phila delphia Semi Centennial Emancipation Exposition in September. Patent attorneys can be especially helpful in this work. — Exchange. KILLING COLORED MEN BECOME GREWSOME TO PAPER Low Work.- The killing of Negroes by white people in order to fat ten an average ought to be stopped, and killing Negroes just because one is a bad hum or ought also be stopped. Two apparently inoffensive Negroes; good farm hands, real wealth producers, were The Denver Star assassinated near German town a few days ago. The Negroes had furnished no possible motive for the deed. So far as as anyone knows they were quiet and orderly, as country people of their class usually are. They work ed and played and loafed, just like other country Negroes. Now, the Negro is about the only dependable tiller of the soil in these parts. Com petition for existence is not keen engugh to force many white people into the harder work. l'he Negro is also useful as a distributor of money. About all he gets goes through his lingers. Commercially, then, he is a very valuable asset. !t is not good business to kill them. 'A hen the Negro enters in to the contest with the white man he is already at a disad vantage, and therefore the truly brave white man never seeks a quarrel with Negroes. He knows that the Negro is at a disadvantage, and he does not desire to take ad vantage of him. Furthermore, the w hite man of courage can most always control the Negro without being compelled to resort to violence.—The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., July 3Q HURRAH! HURRAH! Gov. Ammcns will speak at the Queen’s Coronation at the People's Tabernacle, Sept. 4. Mayor Perkins Mayor Perkins will render a recitation. Mrs. Perkins will also be present. Dean Hart, the greatest theologian in the west will also grace the occasion and speak. Nevet in the history of Den ver has there been such an affair offered to the public. No one can afford to miss it. S-room brick house, with well, con crete chicken house m\d barn, five cherry trees, garden, a good airy place, plenty of run for chickens. For lent or sale cheap. Mrs. C. Anderson. 1064 Ivauhoe St., Montclair.—Adv. 7*12-13. Spend a penny on your friend. When they come to visit, or when they leave, when they are tick, or when they have done something worthy of note, put It on a postal card and mall it to us. The quarterly convention or the Sun day schools of north Alabama and Tennessee was recently held in Steven son. Ala., with a large attendance The convention was In session for two days, during which tlme*nany helpful addresses were delivered and papers read dea.Mng with the problem# of the Sunday school teacher. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 1913 Bright Promises Easily Forgotten. ; WHO ARE WE? WHAT WE MUST DO '3 Writes W. Jordan of Primero, Colo. _ . Editor of The Denver Staf: As am one who believes in a constant! change until a final solution for the betterment of our people is found in the industrial, social and governmental life equalled under its flag and the reciepent of just legislation. I want to acknowledge that I have for the last 1 0 years aided the democrats into power, and not for the purpose of crushing and humiliating our people by segregation, nor to put upon them the stamp of inferiority to all other races. No! But for them to forsake that old time ignorance that is fed by a false pride, for we are at a place now where we must use our even temp er, sober good sense and, money to defeat all who proves a hater or a dishonest thinker to wards the race, or those, who in office tolerates an injustice of any kind towards any race. We are coming to a desert of blood, the negro race is principally the chief moulders of character and filters of men to go through this awful crimson desert, through which we must pass before the narrow contracted ignorant will lead justice in- 1 stead of injustice. We cannot afford to look backwards, we owe no party anything, yet we: can put our enemies into oblivion by the liberal use of our ballots and money to defeat all those who dare insult our race, and then publish it to the world. Every negro office holder under such immediate influence should resign at once. If Mr. Wilson goes wrong let us try another. After such high-sounding words and advocated principles of justice, such as were uttered by the Vice-President, Thomas Marshall, are veryi timely to make him mindtul of them in order to test his sincerity. “If I doubted that the re turn of the histone democratic party to power would fail to right the wrongs of industrial life, wipe out the injustices of legislation and to preserve the oppoitunity of every man for happi ness, then my voice now weak, would he silent. If 1 did not believe ] that in so far as human agenev can. this party of ours will promote the' brotherhood of man-kind, I would here and now repudiate it. But believing as I do, that the republic had its origin in an inspir ation which did not come from the bi am of a mere man, but sprang from the heart of humanity, believing that this age more than any which has preceded it calls for conscience and brotherhond in govern-' mental affairs; hoping that every sacrifice of mind and body and per- 1 sonal good which has been made is a guaranty of the perpetuity of this, the latest and greatest experiment upon the part democracy to work out its ideals in government. .And trusting that the sod of Washington, the founder, and of Lincoln, the preserver will still lie in the sod of the Republic, and will not permit his chosen people to wander in the wilderness of legislative sin. I accept upon its platform the nomination of the democratic party for Vice-President of the United States. And may my right hand for get her cunning, and my tongue clean to the root of my mouth if in all my gettings 1 fail to get that greatest gift—wisdom and understanding to know the heart break and the need of our common humanity.”— From Gov. Marshall’s speech of acceptance. Now tell me where is this good man and his ideals? Is he also ( tied up and ready to be delivered? Such a man as he ought to be in first place, or in the halls of legislation. Respectfully vours, , W. JORDAN. Interesting News Concerning the Race. The Mallory Brothers are conducting a very successful business at Jacksonville, 111., handling almost everything possible, from diamonds to stoves. Their business is per haps the most diversified con trolled by any race. Recent ly they added a real estate de partment. They began as mu sicians, having the leading or chestra in that city. C. 11. James, a wholesale commission merchant, in the city of ClarKeston, \V. Va. did a $60,000 business the past year. Mr. James owns the three story block in which his business is located and em ploys ten people. He has at times been sec’y. and chair man of the Wholesale Com mission Merchants Associa tion of his city. The Industrial Savings Loan Investment Co., with a paid up capital of $25,000, is a Negro organization at Dan ville, Va., that is proving a great success. The company, in addition to helping the Ne gro secure homes in the city, owns considerable real estate, much of which is business property. J. R. Wilson, the sec’y. is a big factor in mak ing it a success. TENTH CAV. PRAISED M. A. Doran, chief of police at Winchester, West Ya., has shattered all previous state ments about the conduct of the ioth Calvary; who are en camping at Winchester, W. Va. Not only does the able police officer, but other not ables, confirm statements as to the good behavior of the colored troops. The state ments in the Baltimore Sun of July 27 have consequently been put asunder. It is prob able Lieut. Conrad, Col. Gre sham and others will take steps to have the Baltimore Sun print a denial. It can be authoratively stated that not a single complaint regarding the conduct of either white or colored troopers has been re gistered. This puts the Balti more Sun in the Ananias Club. The Jalvans. I To the Public:—lt is An nounced ihat the JalvansOrie ntal Entertainers, Magicians, l'op Spinners and Jugglers, will appear at Eureka Hall, 2235 Arapahoe St., Monday night, August 25. The Jal yans are represented to be the most high class and perfect specialists in their line of work, will entertain the pub lic at Eureka Hall with one hour and a half entertainment of thrilling, instructive and humorous novelties. These colored theatrical people ask the public to come and be convinced of their Five Cents a Copy. merit. Mrs. Lillian Hawkins- Jones, Denver's popular con tralto soloist will appear with The Jalvans, with musical ren ditions that always please and fascinate lovers of music. Ihe theatre going public can ill afford to miss this en* tertainment. fhe church going public is invited, as Ihe Jalvans en tertainment is void of any thing offensive to the most rigid religious scruples.— There 11 be no Jim-crowism. Admission, Adults 25 cents, Children 10 cents. Adv. City News. The Elite Drug Store is well stocked With many toilet articles that help to make girls look well —indoors and outside. Our clerks are always ready to give helpful suggestions. ELITE DRUG CO.. Phone M. 2701. 2100 Arapahoe. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Settle of -Kl4 -'■th street have as their house guests Mr. and .Mrs. O. U. Brav of Pueblo, whose marriage occurred last Tues day morning. The impressive ring ceremony was performed by Rev. H. Franklin Bray of this city, a brother of the groom. Mrs. Bray was former ly Miss l.eona Basfield, one of Pueb lo's most popular young ladies, an ac complished soloist and pianist, having studied at Fisk University. Mr. Bray is well known in Denver and has held for many years a lucrative position in the First National bank of Pueblo. Mr. Bray is a brother of Mrs. Settle also. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McKeethy chaperoned a party of young people to Colorado Springs and Manitou Suu day Miss Ruth Jones of Wichita was guest of honor. Mrs. Matthew McKeether was hos tess at a beautifully appointed break fast Tuesday morning, the decorations being sunflowers, the color scheme be ing carried throughout. Miss Ruth Jones of Wichita was guest of honor. The Douglass Undertaking Co. bur ied the infant baby of Mr. and Mrs Benj; C. Hugh of 2557 Clarkson street! at Riverside Tuesday, and laid to rest -Mrs. Laura Wilson. ISIS East 32nd •i\enue. The Lone Star chapter Xo. J®* E - s • and Columbine Court 270 O. of C.. together with a large crowd were in attendance at Zion Baptist church, with Rev. Over officiating. Mr. Carl Wilson, the devoted .husband, survives. Mrs. Mary Jacobs, mother of J. \\ Taylor of 2222 Glenarm place, ar l member of O. of C.. Columbine Court, will be buried Sunday. Aug. 21. under the auspices of her order. Doug lass l ndertaking Cft. in charge of the above funerals. MUSICAL CENTER. The People's Presbyterian church and choif! under the pastorate of Rev. .1 A. Thos-Hazell. S. T. 8.. is fast forg iue ahead in music by their difficult renditions in the past. The church has brought to Denver Mute. Annita Brown, Mr. Hugh Buchanan, the Trou badours. both at the church and Audi torium. and now in September the best musicale ever given in Denver will be rendered by the choir under tlte immediate leadership of Mrs. I .aura Westbrook, assisted by Den ver's best musicians and soloists Sept lath ls the date. See adv. for more particulars. La Parisienne Dancing Academy, Fern Hail, 2711 Welton street. Come to our popular Mo nday Night Dances all Fall and Winter. Everybody welcome. Ad mission 25 cents. Dancing Lessons 8 to 9, Social Dan cing 9:30 to 12:30. Edward Jackson, Floor Mgr. C. Durham Campbell, Mgr. It will pay you to keep a look out for the prices at the Elite Drug Co. A campaign consisting of Sanitol prep arations will soon be on. Do not miss them. ELITE DRUG CO.. Phone M. 2701. 2100 Arapahoe.