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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 8 Interesting News Concerning the Race. MAJ. GEN. WOOD PRAISES 10th CALVARY For&ker Also Pays a Tribute to Valiant Troopers at Re ception in Their i Honor. Washington, October io. Along with oth er cavalry regi ments the lenth Calvary, United States Army has been receiving the plaudits of the populace this week, AH of the troopers were reviewed by President Wilson in Potomac Park. Thursday afternoon. A drill took place there also, which was witnessed by thousands of citizens. Ihe I enth Cal vary was tendered a big re ception at Convention Hall Tuesday night. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the armymade the principal speech at the reception. He rendered high praise to the colortjl soldier. “At Santiago the 10th was a part of my-hrigade," said Gen. Wood, “and they stood, as they have always stood, in the front line with the best of the troops. We arc all apprecia tive of the four colored regi ments of the army for their gallantry and great efficiency. The Tenth has a great re sponsibility, as it represents the colored race and the eyes of all are upon it. Keep on doing your work as you are doing it and nothing can shake you in the confidence of the people." Farmer Senator Poraker, of Ohio, sent a telegram which was read at the reception. He praised all the colored soldiers, and those of the 10th Calvary, particularly. “1 deeply regret my inabili ty to participate in the recep tion of the gallant loth,” the telegram read: "1 he regi ment is entirely worthy of the honor you pay them. The entire Negro race should be proud of the patriotism, gal lantry and heroism of the Negro soldiers of the United States Army. They have never failed or faltered in the dis - charge of any duty in either war or peace: but have always been a credit to the nation whose llag they have ever been *the sure defenders, and the loth ranks with the best." Parents, Protect your child ren. protect their health and their morals. Their young and developing bodies and minds cannot stand the strain of late hours and broken rest. Many young people die every year because their vital ity has been weakend and de stroyed in childhood by in sufficient rest and sleep; when disease attacks them, their constitutions have been so weakened, that they, easily succumb, a sacrifice to igncr <4ance or indulgence. The Denver Star ELKS WILL ARBITRATE. Their Differences if Whites Will Confer With Colored Committee. Among the many resolu tions passed at the Fourteenth annual session of the Improv ed Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, held at Atlantic City, N. J., during the latter.part of Aug ust, none has come in for more favorable comment or considered a greater pancea of the ills now affecting the great organization than the one providing for a committee of six to confer with the white Elks of this country, looking to an amicable adjustment of the differences now existing between the white and colored I Elks. When the resolution i was presented to the conven jtion, the delegates made a great demonstration of ap proval, recognizing in the res olution the possible and prob able solution of the difference which have so long existed between the two organiza tions. When interviewed by a rep resentative.of I'he Advocate, with reference to the scope and probable results of the resolution, T. G. Nutter, the recently elected Grand Exalt ed Ruler of the colored 'Elks said: It is hoped that great good will grow out of the conference proposed by the resolution. We have no desire for a con tinuance of the assaults that have been constantly made upon us with out any just cause. I am of the firm opinion that they have been due, in a great measure, to an absolute misunderstanding as to our object and purpose. We have not asked nor have we desired any fraternal recognition at the hands of the white Elks, that is to say, we have never expected at.y recognition as members af the same frater nal order by signs, grips, pass words, etc., nor have we in tended to in anywise infringe upon them. We have never sought admission into their lodge rooms or order. Our only object has been to prac tice the great principles of Elkdom as exemplified in the four-fold virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. We have never thought it a crime to practice those great principles, and one DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 1913 Born in Eatington, Ga.,in 1547. Left home when quite a young man and went to St. Louis, Mo., where he enlisted in Co. A. 10th Calvary on Sept. 14th 1866. He saw ac tive service in all the western states. During his stay in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1872 he professed a hope in Christ and was baptized in the Bap tist church in that city. He came to Denver in ISBI and soon connected himself with Zion Baptist church. He was elected a deacon ot church in January iqoo. Six months later was elected treasurer of the church and filled the of fice with credit for many years. He was much interest ed in young peoples church work and took an active part in the B. Y. P. U.,of which or ganization he was once the treasurer. He was honored of the main objects of the res' olution passed at our recent meeting, is to lay these facts before the white Elks., If we can just have the white Elks throughly understand us, we are of the strong opinion that we will cease to harassed with vexatious law suits which have cost the two orders thousands of dollars without any practi cal results; for despite the as saults made upon us, we are going right ahead accomplish ing the great objects of our order. However, we all musl admit that a better under standing between the orders would result in great good to all concerned, and is greatly to he desired. When asked how he hoped to bring about the cherished hope, Mr. Nutter replied: “We are not in position to state upon what grounds we hope to reach an understand ing with the white Elks. We shall approach the subject with open minds, actuated by the great principles of Charity and Justice. We are willing to meet them upon any honor able or manly grounds. * We THOS. D. PERKINS. as chairman of City Social Union, and for more than a score of years was an active and energetic membt r of Rocky .Mountain Lodge No. i. F. a<flp\. M. He died in thisweWjP'Tuesday afternoon Oct. 7, 1913, and was buried Friday afternoot Oct. 10 from Zion Baptist church, under the auspices of Rocky Moun tain Lodge No. 1. F. and A. M. By his death the church has lost a valued member, the lodge a faithful brother, the wife a loving helpmate and the community, a good, honest upright citizen. But our loss is heaven's gain, for he is not dead, but sleepeth. Peace to his ashes. Servant of God well dene; Rest from thy loved employ; The battle fought, the vic tnry won. Enter thy Master’s joy. are willing to meet them more than halt way. Of course we should not be expected to sac rifice any great principle, and trust that we shall not be asked to do so.” There is no possible reason why the two orders should hot exist in this country with out the least friction any more than there is any good reason why the white and colored churches of the same denomi nation should not exist in this country without the least fric tion. 1 am forcibly struck by the suggestion of the Amsterdam News in its editorial of the 3d i 11st, in which it says, among other things: We respectfully suggest that a simple prefix of “Color ed” should be sufficient to dif ferentiate the while from the colored order. If such an ar rangement can be made, both orders will gain, saving time and money." “As I have stated, we have not decided upon any particu lar course of action. VVe hope to have a heart to heart talk (Continued on page 4) Gone But Not Forgotten Living In Memory Of Community MR. MOSES TH RASH LEY One.of Denver's oldest cit izen, whose memory is as much cherished today as it was when he first came to Denver in an ox cart. His life was exemplary and his influence was felt by all who knew him. He was an ex cellent mason and devout dfiristian. MR. ISAAC GILaiUKE One of Denver’s faithfnl efficient and self-sacrificing patrolman, whose memory is still green with kind and pleas, ant recollections of his duties, obligations and benefactions- He loved his race and believ ed in young men. His life and charecterstill lingers with us. Miss Mary L. Europe, the talented pianist of Washing ton D. C., is taking a course In music at Columbia Univer sity. New York City. The attendance of Prairie View State Normal and In dustrial College for colored youth in Prairie View, Tex., must be reduced from 000 to boo because of lack of funds. A law has been, passed in Florida prohibiting whit" teachers from teaching in colored schools or colored teachers from teaching in white schools.' Infactions will be punished by fine or im prisonment. To the Members of the Executive Board of Colored Women’s Clubs of Colorado and Jurisdiction: Mrs. Eliza Goens having resigned the Chairmanship of the Executive Board, the President of Colored Wo men's Clubs of Colorado and Jurisdic tion has appointed Mrs. Laura Hill of Denver to that Aftlee. We ask for her your hearty support. (Signed) MRS. MARY H BAKER. State President. THE PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. Be sure that your printing intended for the STAR Rets to the STAR. We are prepared to maintain our reputa tion and standard as of old. Phoue Champa 2962. I'ive Cents a Copy. W. W. Sanders Appointed State Librarian Of W. Va. W. W. Sanders, a colored man, has beeo appointed as State librarian of West Vir ginia by Governor Hatfield The United Negro Democ racy of Jersey City has sent a letter to the commissoners of city protesting against discrimination inflicted upon the race. The letter stated that President Wilson's prom ises to 8,000 colored voters have not deen realized and that great indignation and dissatisfaction are resulting from the segregation carried on in Washington. The Negroes of the District of Columbia have sent a pro test to Congress against in sults inflcted upon the race by men in Congress, who repre. sent American sentiment. '1 he “equal rights” law for bidding discrimination against any person on account of race, creed or color at anp place of public accommodation in the State of New York went into efleet Sept. i. This law was passed for the purpose of strengthing the law already enacted to this effect. The resignation of Gov. Pinchback who was appointed an assist ant in the New York customs service by President Taft, has been asked for, received and accepted. Ihe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has sent a very pointed letter of protest to President Wilson. This letter was signed by Moorfield Storey, president of the asso ciation, W. E. B. Du Bois and Oswald Garrison Villard, Chr, of the board. Dr. George W. Buckner has been named United States Resident and Consul-General to the Republic of Liberia. His nominotion lies before the Senate, but has not yet been confirmed. William J. Decatur, a grad uate of Atlanta University and now a teacher at Wilberforce University, ffhs been elected principal of Manassa Indus trial School, Va., to succeed Leslie Pinckney Hill, who be comes principal of Cheyney Institute, Pa. Robert C. Ogden bequeath ed $20,000 and a contingent interest in property, valued at sioo,ooc. to Hampton Insti tute, at Hampton, Va. A new compulsory school law goes into effect this fall in Tennessee, which will force 20.000 more colored children into the schools if it is rigidly enforced upon the colored children as upon the white. The Salvation Army is plan ning to do work among the Negroes in the South through Negroes. Twelve colored grad uates (rom the training school in New York will be sent South. The STAR stands by the people. Will the people stand by the STAR? If so. give us your job printing and I advertising.