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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 10 Saloon Men Must Pay For Race Prejudice Pensacola, Ha. Oct. 2 1 —Sa- loonkeepers of Pensacola are stirred up over a ruling of the' State Comptroller that every l saloon conducting a double bar. one for white and one for Negro patrons, is subject to two licenses. 1 hese bars are known as "Jim Crow" saloons in Pensacola, and with few exceptions they are operated by every saloon of the city. Ihe saloon men of Pensa «ola are in the position of being compelled ,by the city laws to have separate com partments for white and Neg ro patrons, while, if they com ply with the city laws they will be subject Jo a double li cense from the State. I'he tax collector of l’ensa bola has issued his licenses covering such saloons under one license, but with the rul ing of the State Comptroller they will be compelled to call on the saloon men for anoth cr thousand dollars. Negro Business League to Meet. l>et<a£tg. Va—The t.rst .innual mefcting of the Negro (Organization Society "ill be held in Richmond Noe- o and 7, and the State Negro Busi ness League will hold it an. nuaAession in Richmond at the same time. Ihe two meetings will attract a large gathering ot the leaders of ihr Race. Ihe N< gro Organ ization Society aims to confed erate all existing organi/a lions in the State with the \ ietv ol advancing the most fundamental needs of the Race along the lines of health education, morals and national tigress The first year's work along these lines was very encour aging. The organization co operated with the State Health Hepartment in reaching the masses ot the colored people in out of the way places and aided in raising money for the building of graded school houses. On the night of Nov. 7 the two conferences will be addressed by Governor Mann and Booker T. Washington. Reflects Great Credit On Race. VVM. BAKER | Brother to U. S. Haker, made several sensational captures of bad men. Has sent io Criminals to the penitentiary his year. The Denver Star BYRON TROUBADORS A BIG SUCCESS. Byron’s Troubadours, one. of the best and most talented! musical organizations on the road at tne present time, ap peared at Zion Baptist church | Tuesday evening, under the | auspices of Zion Baptist and Peoples's Presbyterian church-' es and the entertainment | 'which they gave was indeed | delightful and and pleased j the fair-sized house in attend-1 ence. What the audience | lacked in numbers was more; I than made up appreciation, land enthusiasm, as it was j composed of that class ot peo ple who ar" capable of judg ing the ability of artists of I this line. The performers proved themselves to be mas Iters of all the musical instal lments —and there was an i abundance of these, on which j they performed. 'The vocal- 1 ! ist was one of the best ever heard in Denver. The music: both instrumental and vocal was of a high order and those who attended the entertain-! inent had a race musical treat 1 That the music lovers of I Denver are deeply indebted , to lie vs. D. K. Over and J . A. j Thos.-Hazcll. who brought ; these high-class performers to ! our city, goes without the say- ! ing. It will go flown in Den i I ver s musical history as one of j the best attraction of the Pall I Festival season 1913. We are assured that on an annual re i turn engagement a packed, house will greet them. There reputation in Denver has been , permanently established and no artists will receive a great er ovation than they, should they come to us again next ! year. C. A. Franklin Honored in Kansas City. The address of Mr. C. A. Franklin before the' Business League on last Tuesday night was one of the most interest ing and forceful yet delivered. He spoke on the problem of how to help our business ven tures and said that absolute faith was essential, that ex cuses are not protit-makers, that we must first understand ourselves, understand our goods and understand the peo ple. that all Negro business will stand or fall together hence co-operation is the first recommendation, that the peo ple must be educated by a cen - trally directed movement to patronize Negro business. At the close of his well-received address, Dr. C. D. Defrantz of Denver made a few interest ing remark. —K. (J. Sun A white hotel keeper was compelled by the white citi zens to leave Wynne, Ark., because he had his white wait resses serve supper to a large number of Negroes enroute to the National Baptist conven tion. X DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, NOV. l, 1913 Baptists of State and City Make Wonderful Strides. Rev. A. E. Reynolds, who started in a storeroom 5 years ago with a congregation of : 12, developed to 175 members, and purchased this lovely edifice BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH. East 32nd and Lafayette -St> $7,000 Structure Kev. Reynolds was ordain ed from the Central Baptist church of this city in iSq7 by Rev. D. li. Harris, and im mediately took charge of the work in Cripple Creek. Colo., where he soon built a fine house of worship. He then filled the pulpits of Cheyenne. Wyo., Salt Lake City,' Utah. Albuquerque, N. M\. and Canon City, at the latter two places he erected a beautiful church durinp his stay in each place. He pastoreil /.ion Baj • tist church of this city for to REV. A. E. REYNOLDS months. Little did the con gregation of twelve, five years ago think that when Rev. Reynolds assumed charge oi Bethlehem Baptist church at that time worshipping in a store room at 2q and Walnut streets, which had been then custom for more than ten years to worship in rented FOOTBALL ONCE MORE. T ho \l. C. 11. football team, cham pions of tlu> West, having no worthy opponents this year, will divide into two teams, iwsslbly under the loads) ship of Robinson and Srotty Williams and play a game ThnnkStglvlng, the proceeds of which will go toward a building sit.' for the Y. M. <\ A. All •has-beens' and "would-be" players are Invited to take part, leave your name with Mr. Ernest McKinney, sec retary. Washington. Practice will will begin nt once. Time and place to be announced later. The teams will be known as the Y. M. C. A. and the V. M. t'. D. Gel your yells ready and root for your tenth.- -Adv. store buildings from place toj place, that today they would be iocated in their lovely| spiritual home in one of the bes" locations in the city. Sh rtly after accepting the .Tsrorate, the Reverend set to work to build and drew up ( Ians tor the building of a $25,000 spiritual home. Two ots on 2.$rh anti Lawrence streets were purchased in con 't-quecne of such [dans Soon t ey were informed that this 'house of worship, whose aud torium has the seating capac tv of 500 anti lecture room with 200 seating capacity for >unday School besides the spacious dining room and ‘ Kitchen anti official rooms. 1 lie same was purchased for '“coo. and the membership had grown to 175 with a con tnt increase. The church, s location and the congenial r "mbership should a[ peal to t erv well wisher, triend and c urchman in I >enver. especi u y to the visitor, for whom , neither time, money nor labor with-held to make them 1 nfortable and satisfied. With the full realization of t ir responsibility of uplifting t ir part ot humanity and e nr mindful of the scriptural \ se. Be hot forgetful to en tail) strangers.lest \ou may t ertain angels unawares."; S the glad hand and a warm | h art is always awaiting you East 32110 ave. and La t \ ette street. 1 lis fiftieth anm versary was quite a success. ESTATE OF WEALTHY WOMAN Individuals and Race Institutions Bene fit by Will of Ellen Qollins. ' nder the will of the late Ellen Col lins of New York the following per ki’ is ami institutions are beneficiaries: IV. and Mrs. Hooker T. Washington, s’..<>oo each: oije half of the residuary esiate. amounting to $14,920. was left to the Snow Hill Normal and Industrial institute For Colored People. Snow Hill. Ala., and $4,000 apiece to the president of the institute. William Ed wards, and his wife, Susie Edwards other charitable bequests Included $.*•.000 to the New York Colored uils sion. $24,029 to the New York Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. r, 'o *o the «.»uuiuu*s Friend Patrolman Baker Risked Life And Arrests Bandit “i thought you fellows \vere[ sheep-herders.” With that remark-express ing the utmost humiliation of a man who has tried to be a “bad man” in a sheep country- James Nelson, the tall bandit, who terrorized Denver for a week, explained to Moter Po liceman Ulyfses H. Baker and Frank E. Soward why he had not resisted when they cap tured him Sunday morning in an alley between Lawrence and Larimer streets, between Seventeenth and Eighteen. The two policemen were dressed in corduroy suits, with with their stars concealed, looking as rough as they could and Nelson was looking down i the muzzle of Baker's gun be fore he knew they were po licemen, while Soward had a gun in the small of his back and was searching him. ! As soon as the policemen saw Nelson in the alley, where he was talking to a saloon keeper, a dark, short man and two soldiers, they were con vinced that they had the ban dits for whom they had been | looking all the week, and the i policemen took no chances as they approached the group. They pulled their puns on the tail man as soon as they were within shooting distance and ordered the others to stand within range. The two motorcycle officers had been ordered to the saloon at 1709 Lawrence street shortly before midnight, following a report to headquarters that a man answering the description of the bandit had been sn that saloon. They did not find him in the saloon, but left their machines and searched the neighborhood, As they were passing the alley they heard loud talking about fifty feet from Seventeenth street, and walked in. The men in group were talking about some division of money and the policemen at once con eluded they had found their quarry. Their guns were pulled as they approached the group, and in a few seconds the tall man was disarmed. A 3S cal iber revolver was taken from the right front pocket of his trousers, ami a 32 caliber from the left front pocket. Five Cents a Copy I he saloonkeeper and the soldiers convinced the police .men tnat they were innocent ;of crime, but Nelson and the short, dark man were taken to headquarters, neither offer ing any resistance. On the way to the patrol box, Nelson told Baker: "I thought you fellows were sheepherders,” and when asked why he was carrying the revolvers, he laughed and said, “For my own protection." He showed no evidence of being under the influence of liquor, but it was later learned he had been drinking heavily. A few min : utes after he had been taken to the city jail he was identi fied as the tall bandit arud the city was purged of its terror. The policemen who made the capture are among the best on the force. Baker, a colored man. has been on the force for nearly twenty years and eight years ago arrested a bandit who had terrorized the city as Nelson has done, ' committing forty-two robber ies in a few days. His captive at that time was Harry [son, whose term in the pelil-' tentiary has just about expir Jed. G1 eason entered Henry Zietz’s saloon, at old West I Tenth and South Seventh, with the intention of stealing he knew was there. Baker was in the saloon at the time, reading a newspaper, and was the first man the ban dit encountered as he entered He flashed a gun on Baker, and the policeman threw up his hands. A few seconds later. Gieason lowered the gun for an instant and the next second he was looking down Baker's gun. He threw up his hands and Baker took him to the station, where he confessed to forty two rob beries in every part of the city. He. like Nelson thought Baker was a “sheepherder’’ when he found him in the saloon. In iSqS, Baker was near death,wlien Llewellyn killed Policeman Griffith and Clif ford, Baker being with them at the time aud“he has had many other narrow escapes, but has never flinched and has the reputation of being ‘‘al ways on the job." with a "good head" in all his work. DISPENSATION. w hv not join the oldest and strong est NfSio fraternal organization in ttnj world? Western Star lodge of fain* Hrothe. s of Friendship is initiating nt'\v members at the nominal fee of Protect your family by our en dowment. For further information boo Daniel Jones. \Y. M . L’29 \\\ nth uve mie K. M Grigsby. \Y Sec.. 445 St. Paul: G. n. Hall. I> M . 1707 Arapahoe strtet; K. Y Cummcl. O. M . .*llsß ■Champa Owing to the increased cost of pub lication, it becomes necessary to make a nominal charge of 50c. pay able in advance, for ail Cards of Thanks, notices of condolence and Resolutions. The price of room rant. ad» and other liners that are run on a monthly rate of 50c must be paid in advance as we are unable to carry >hem at so small a rate.