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■Let All Colored Americans and Friends Protest to Washington Against Post Office Segregation
: ' m?- S'. The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number 13 Interesting News Concerning the Race. MRS. PANKHURST SPEAKS AT CHICAGO Gold cigarette cases, lockets and chains and other valuable trinkets were poured into the “war chest" of Mrs. Emme _line Pankhurst last week at the Institutional church in Chicago, after the militant leader had made her first public address before colored men and women. Eight hun dred people were in the audi ence. Mrs. Pankhurst was introduced by Mrs. A. J. Carey wife of the pastor of the church. At the Institutional church Mrs. Pankhurst said she had added the extra lecture be cause in Philadelphia a young colored girl had come to her at the close of her lecture and asked her to give the colored people a chance to hear what she had to say on the social evil. The lecturer said that in all her travels in the Unit ed States she never had met a discourteous colored man. “Through the vote we will be able to put an end to the degradation of the race." said Mrs. Pa,#SWst, .“and uplift not only the woman, but the men as well. The degrada tion of fallen men is far worse than that of fallen women. The dominator is always more degrated than the slave. We are always told the accident of the birth should not give any man an advantage over any other man. But when it comes to sexes, the most ig- and degraded man in my country thinks hirr.self naturally superior to the most intelligent, cultured and high-minded woman. “This is true not only in votes, but in every walk of life. It is not the value of work, but sex that decides the thing. In teaching, in busi ness, in everything it is the same. American men are 4being wise in time, and taking matters by the forelock. They are raising the status of the race by giving equality to wo men. They are preventing the growth of serious social evils. “Women can make a better claim to citizenship than men if sobriety and morality are counted as qualifications of * citizenship and they certainly should." just before leaving the In stitutional church where she made a great speech for wo wan's rights and also pleaded for justice to the colored peo ple, Mrs. Pankhurst was asked about her views on racial seg regation and replied: My soul revolts at segregation whether of the lews in Russia or of the colored people in iAmcrica. In the end such in justices really degrade the perpetrators and their chi - iMlen far more than the people The Denver Star who are wronged. Some day the United States as well as Russia must pay a fearful price for the wrongs done to humanity. “My parents had some part in the agitation which culmi nated in the overthrow ot slavery and I am glad that in addition to my work for the rights of women I may aid and encourage the colored race in the fight it is making against the many wrongs which it suffers in the l nited States. “Do not give up the contest for absolute equality before the law. Every form of in justice must be fought to the bitter end. "Who would be free, themselves must striKe the blow.” Evansville Pythians Make Progress. Evansville, Ind. —The $2O, 000 Pythian Temple at Evans ville, Ind., will be ready for occupancy in December. Ihe first or ground floor will have a motion picture theater and store rooms, the second floor will have office rooms and an auditorium, while the third floor will be fitted up with lodge rooms. Elect Colored Man Mayor. London, Nov. 1 2. — Ihe Met ropolitan borough of Mattersea which John Burns the labor leader and president of the Local Government Board, represents in the Honse of Commons, has just elected a colored man to be Mayor next year. The new Mayor is John Archer, who was born in Liv erpool, his father being a West Indian and his mother an Irish woman. Hit President Wilson’s Policy Waterbury, Conn., Nov. 13. —Condemnation of alleged segregation of white anil col ored employees in Govern ment departments in Wash ington as a “violation of the just principle of equality" was voiced by the 47th annual meeting of Congregationa lists. The solution adopted to be forwarded to President Wil son sollows: “The Congregationalists of Connecticut, in general con ference assembled, enter their emphatic protest against the segregation ot colored em ployees in the Government departments. “We believe it to be a vio lation of the just principle of equality, written into Ameri can faith by our fathers, anil an injustice to the established methods in civil service ap pointments "We respectfully petition the President and the Con gress of the United States to prohibit all such degrading discrimination in the public service. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 19* 3 Cambell Chapel Of A. M. E. Connection Great Power of Uplift in the Com munity. Invaluable and Indispensable. Rev. Jas. Washington, Right Man In The Right Place Rev. |as. Washington needs no introduction through the columns of this paper to the citizens of Denver, as he has been an efficient member of the Colorado conference since 1906. At that time he was transferred from the lowa conference with the hope of improving the health of his estimable wife. Rev. Washington has suc cessfully pastored three other charges in the Colorado con REV. JAMES WASHINGTON Pattor Compbel! Chapel ference, Phoenix, Ariz., Albu querque. N. M., and Chey enne, VVvo., remaining four jjears at the latter place, pay ing off all the bonded indebt edness but Szoo and increased the membership from 48 to 14;. By his untiring efforts a lecture room, dining room and kitchen were added, the Campbell Chapel, Denver, Colorado auditorium enlarged, relighted and papered. Rev. Washing ton. with his faithful compan ion, Mrs. Washington has la bored earnestly for Christ and His church and rich fruits are bearing as a result of those labors. Fleasing in manner,a 'Christian gentleman and a scholar, we bespeak for him a plea-ant and profitable year at Campbell. Campbell Chapel A. M. E. church had its origin in a small brick dwelling house, situated on 33rd and Larimer streets and was named for the ; late Paul Quinn. From there the congregation moved to their present location at the corner of 23rd and Lawrence streets, where their growth has been on the steady in crease. The church building • has been enlarged to an im posing editice. that cannot help blit cause each member, looking back upon its early i struggle, to view it now with i pride. 1 his church with real re. : lig:ous fervor has made rapid strides tosuccess and with the v ell organized auxiliaries can not help but weild a great in fluence for the uplift of the community and the advance ment of Christian religion. Campbell Steward board consists of men spiritually Prorlamation Of Thankgiving Washington, October 23. —President Wilson today desig~ nated 1 hursday, Nov. 27th, as Thanksgiving Day, and is sued the following— his first Thanksgiving Proclamation: "The season is at hand in which it has been our long re spected custom as a people to turn in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty Goc for his manifold mercies and blessings to us as a nation. The year that has just passed has been mark ed in a peculiar degree by manifestation of His gracions and beneficent providence. We have not only had peace through out our own borders, and with the nations of the world, but that peace has been brightened by constantly multplying ev idences of genuine friendship, of mutual sympathy and un derstanding, and ofthe happy operaiion of many elevating influences both of ideal and of practice. "I he nation has been prosperous not only, but has proved its capacity to take calm counsel amid the rapid movements of affairs and deal with its own life in a spirit of candor, righteousness and comity. We have seen the practi cal completion of a great -vork at the Isthmus of Panama, which not only exemplifies the nation’s abundant resources to accomplish what it will, and the distinguished skill and ca pacity of its public servants, but also promises the beginning of a new age, of new contacts, new neighborhoods, new sym pathies, new bonds, and new achievements of co-operation and peace. “Righteousness exalteth a nation’ and ’peace on earth, good will toward men’ furnish the only roundationsupon which can be built the lasting achievements of human spirit. The year has brought us the satisfaction of work well cone, and fresh visions of our duty which will make the work of the future better still. “Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the 27th of November next as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, and invite people throughout the land to cease from their wonted occupations and in their several homes and places of worship render tnanks to Almighty God. "In witness whereof 1 have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. "Done at the city of Washington this 23rd day of Octob er, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-eighth. “WOODROW WILSON’’ l— -“■W> V BRYAN, Secretary of State.” strong and active in their te | ligious duties. The Trustee board are men of business . qualifications, which enables them to discharge their du ties with creditable integrity. [A cordial welcome is extend ed all by the Usher s club and the large congregations are handled in a systematic way. The choir, with Prof. Chas. Clark as director and Mrs. Clark Craig as organist, are an invaluable assistance to the pastor and the service. J Sacred programs are render ed occasionally at the Sab bath evening service and are highly appreciated. The Woman's Mite Mission ary society under the leader ;shipof Mrs. James Washing ton, is one of the strongest organizations of the church. They are active in charity work and in spreading the gospel at home and in foreign lands. Mrs. Mary Finley is the energetic president of the Sewing Circle, which organi /ation gives splendid financial support to the steward board, The Stew-ardess Hoard with j Mrs. 1 lattie King as chairman I are active in their work of as sisting the Stewards in dis charging their various duties. : Uuder the faithful superinten Interior of Campbell Chapel Five Cents a Copy dency of Mrs. Ethel Fitchue* and an able body of officers and teachers, the Sunday School has a large attendance and is doing a great work in the training of the young minds. The Allen Christian Endeavor, has created a very enthusiastic spirit amongst the younger set of Campbell, causing them to become a zealous band of Christian workers. Mr. D. D. Howard I is the earnest president. The Young Ladies Literary and Art club •* long needed organization has been recent ly organized by Mrs. Wash ington and Miss Thelia Tuck er was elected president. A literary program is rendered once a month. The remainder of the meetings are devoted to fancy work. A keen in terest is astir amung the girls. The Trustee's Aid, Mrs. L. O. Tucker as chairman, is ore of the busiest organization of the church. They assist the trustees in raising funds to pay the incidental expenes of the chnrch. Surrounded by these strong auxilaries and with their faithful class lead ers and pastor, Rev. Wash ington, we look forward with renewed anticipations to a successful conference year.