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Let All Colored Americans and Friends Protest to Washington Against Post Office Segregation
The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The If dependent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YTAR. Number 15 Interesting News Concerning the Race. WILLIAMS IN COLLEGE. * Famous Doctor First to Op erate Successfully on Heart -The Only Colored Man so Honored. Chicago, 111. —Dr. Daniel '9 H . Williams; of Chicago, for merly surgeon-inchief of the # Freedman's Hospital, W ash ington, D. C„ founder of Provident Hospital, Chicago, and now the only Afro-Amer ican on the stafl of the new $1,000,000 St. Luke s Hos pital. has been made a fellow —ef the American College of Surgeons. 1 he action was taken at the convocation held ih the gold room of the Con gress Hotel. One thousand of the leading surgeons of the continent received fellowships Clad in robes of scarlet and dark blue the small army of medical men, chosen because of their nigh standing in their profession, appeared before Dr. J. E. T. Finney of Balti more, who conferred the de grees. Dr. Williams has gain ed great renown as the result of the many successful opera tions he has performed. His great fame rests on the fact that he is the first surgeon in all the world to operate suc cessfully on the human heart. Dr. Williams has a large prac tice in Chicago, and is otfen called to distant parts of the country to perform diffcult operations. "Unwritten Law” Cited by by Texas Colored Man. Washington, D. C. —On the the ground that the “Unwrit ten Law" should apply to the Negro as well as to the white man. Carl Oliver, a Negro of Franklin county, Texas, has appealed to the Supreme Court to set aside the death sentence imposed upon him A for the murder of Franklin D. a white man, Oliver claimed he shot in self de fence, when he found Stanley with his wife. Oliver’s at torneys contend that the trial court erred in refusing to charge the jury that under the laws of Texas and the United States a Negro is entitled to the same rights in defending the honor of his home as a white man would be under tht same circumstances. Rode With Negroes, Award ed $2,950 Damages. Louisville, K.y., Nov. 25.— Because they were being forced to ride in the same com partments with Negroes while traveling between Huntington W. Va., and Louisville over '•the c. & O. railroad, James Malone and John McCarty were each given judgement $2950 damages in Judge Smith’s court last week. The petitioners alleged that in being compelled to ride in the same compartment with Neg roes the railroad violated the separate coach law of Ken tucky. It is an index of just what valuation the government places upon the Negro as a soldier when trouble is irhmi nent, the placing of recruiting stations in almost every black neighborhood. If black men are good enough to fight for the national honor, the gov ernment should be big enough to accord him the rights and privileges of protection in his civil pursuits during the time of peace. Liberian Government Makes An Appointment. Washington, D. C., Nov. 25. William H. York of Chicago has been appointed lieutenant in Liberian Frontier Forces by the Liberian Government at a salary of 5i, 200 a year. Mr. York was selected for the position upon the recommend ation of Major Charles Young military attache at Monrovia. Negotiations were carried on thraugh the State Depart ment at Washington. Mr. York is in Washington looking after his transporta tion anp other matters. The new lieutenant in Liberian Frontier Forces is 30 years old and was born in Spring field, 111. He saw four years’ service in the Philippines, a short time in Cuba, and has traveled extensively in the West. Fie is a graduate of the scientific department of Wilberforce University. At the institute he was connect ed with the military depart ment and was captain of Com pany B for two years. Negro Employe Honored Greensboro, N. C., Nov. 25. —On Friday, Nov. 21, the Odell Hardware Co., report ed to be the largest hardware firm in the Sonth, closed and draped its doors in memory of its old faithful employe, Rob ert Harris. When considera tion is given to the impor tance of this firm, its exten sive business and its large force and that all of this work was suspended to pay respect to a Negro, the citizens here see in this a yery rare exam ple of overlooking color and giving recognition to merit. Miss May Hicks, a colored actress went into Joel’s Broad way restaurant, in New York, with several white actresses, and the proprietor refused to serve her. When the matter was carried into court Joel was fined SIOO by Judge Nat han Oppenheimer. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. (j, 1913 TOWN OF DEARFIELD ASSURED. STATE LAND BOARD WILL PLOT THE LAND Land Sells For $25 and SSO an Acre. Good Opportunity Dearfield Settlement is the largest colored farming settle ment in Colorado. It is to have a town site platted and surveyed by the State Land Board. The plat will be ready within a few days to sell town lots and ten acre tracts to merchants mechanics,- resi dents, dairymen or dairy wo men. Dearfield is located in one of the most fertile and pros perous communities in Colo rado, and surpasses any sec tion for work for reliable col ored men and women. It was the banner section of the state for raising sugar beets this season. For ten years I have tried to interest the State Land Board in a settlement for colored people on state lands, and finally there has been a State Land Board ap pointed by Governor Am mons, who believes in equal rights and justice to all classes of citizens. The members of the board are Attorney Gen eral J- Fred Farrar, Presi dent; John E. Field, Surveyor and V'olney T. Hoggatt, Reg isterj Mr. U. G. Harris, Land Appraiser, made an investiga tion of the location of Dear held and reported favorably on the appraisement. The Board decided by its actions that our people should be en couraged to make good up there and that the state and all others interested in sett ling and building up the state should extend their influence to Dearfield Settlement. The State Engineer, Mr. John E. Field, will plat and survey 4SO acres of school lands adjoiningthe settlement and 1 t-2 miles from Master Station. This land will be platted into a town site of lots that will sell from SIO.OO per lot up, giving a liberal per cent off for those who will make improvement within 90 days from date of purchase. There will be platted 1-4 sec tion into 5 acre tracts and 1 -4 section into 16 acre tracts that will sell from $20.00 per acre and up. These tracts surround the town site and are laid out to conform with the town in case of an addition to the town. Purchases of tracts will be given a liberal percentage off if they begin their resi dence and improvements with in 90 days from purchase. These tracts of land are well adapted to poultry rais ing, dairy products and sugar beets. This proposition will be held open to the colored people for a limited time for them to take advantage of a splendid opportunity to buiild up a creditable colored settle ment and town officed by col ored people. Judge V'olney T. Floggatt, Register of the State Land Board, is a true southern gen tlemen and is a friend of the colored people. He desires to do something of credit for the race while he is in office as he has many colored friends in Colorado and in the south. The establishment of the town of Dearfield on a basis that any one can buy a town lot or a small tract of land on rea son* b!e terms is his proof of inte'est in our race. Two lots will be given free to a colored manor company to establish a cement block and brick fac tory. Iwo lots will be given free to a blacksmith and .vood worker. An\one desiring to become interested as a purchaser or agent, address O i . Jackson, Gen‘l Agent. 1021 2:st street, Denver,Colo. Office will be in charge of Miss and the office hours will be from 9:00 a. m to 5:00 p, m. See this paper for final announcement of plat for reservations. FLORIDA NEW LAW. fuVs is the new law passed b\ the legislature of Florida and signed by Go\‘. Trammel: Chapter 6490. laws of Flori 1 da, act 2913. An act prohibiting white persons ttom teaching Ne groes in Negro Schools, and psohibiting Negro teachers from teaching white children in the State of Florida, and providing the penalty there for. Be it enacted by the legis lature of the State of Florida: Section 1. From and after i the passage of this act it shall be unlawful in this State for white teachers to teach Ne groes in Negro schools, and for Negro teaches to teach in white schools. >ec. 2. Any person or per sons violating the provisions of this act shall be punished l" a fine not to exceed S500, or by imprisonment in the county jail, not exceeding six months. Sec. 3. 'I'llis act shall take clUct upon and alter its pass age and approval by the gov ernor.—The Crisis. l'r. Marcus Wheatland, a well known colored physician ot Newport, R. !., has been denied a renewal of his mem betship in the Vanderbilt Young Men’s Christian Asso ciation of that city. 1'he same orgaizatioti has refunded the membership fees of another colored member, asking him to resign. 1‘ive colored postal clerks were were dismissed in St. Louis October 16. This is said to be the beginning of the ‘‘Negro elimination” by the new postmaster. The Bi rmington Ala., seg regation bill has been declar ed une-nnstitutional. CHAMPION OF HUMAN RIGHTS Eventful Career of Dr. Caesar A. A. P. Taylor. SEiiVED IN MANY FIELDS. Nation Wida Campaign Against Segre gation and Other Indignities Intend ed to HHimiliate Afro-Americans. Recent Appearance of New Publica tion Creates Great Interest. Philadelphia.—So much interest has been aroused by the publication of “The Conflict and Commingling of the Knees'' that a word about the career of the author. Dr. Caesar A. A. P. Tay lor. is justly befitting. lie is a man with Indian blood in his veins. lie is doing heroic work for justice and fair play for Afro-Americans. lie is again like an old warhorse in the harness and will be heard from all along the firiug line of the fforts which are be ing put forth throughout the country to defeat the aims of segregation and race prejudice. Thoughts of over half a century, con temj»orary with Douglass. Bruce. Lang ston. J. C. Price. Tim Fortune. Calvin Chase. T. McCants Stewart. Heuderson of the Torchlight. Clifford of West Virginia. Arneaux of the New York Enterprise. Cooler and Knox of the Freeman, the elder Trotter. D. Au gustus Straker and the host of other stalwart champions of human rights and individual liberty, rise like ghosts in the memory when oue reads “Th»' Conflict and Com mingling of the Races." More than twenty years ago Dr. Tay lor was a traveler, writer and lecturer prominently before the public. He wrote and published “The Negro Race. Retrospective and Prospective. DR. CAESAR A. A. k\ TAILOR. or. The Negro Past. Present and Fu ture.” He was a contributor to lead ing publications by white and colored people, daily, weekly and monthly. His writings will be found a quarter of a century back in the tiles of the A. M. E. Church Review. Philadelphia: the Globe. Freeman and Enterprise. New York; the Freeman of Indian apolis, Ind.. New York Tribune and other publications throughout the country. lie published the Forum in Texas and Florida, lie was a Florida tourist commissioner to the World’s Columbian exposition. Chicago, in 1592-3, and commissioner for the state of Floiida ml Large to the Teuuessee centennial in ISP7 by appointment of Governor William D. Rloxham. All this and more, but for many years Hr. Taylor has not been heard In active public life, and now he comes back again with his old time tlghtiug vigor, as is seen in some of his latest efforts, notably in “The Conflict and Coi_imingling of the Races." copied of which he has sent to and received ac knowledgments from diplomats and representatives in Washington and to distinguished public personages, men and women, of the white race through out this country and abroad. To each of such persons to whom the book was sent it was accompanied by the follow ing letter: In tin* Interest c*f millions of tortured living inori. wo—'en nn»l children. the sur vivor* of hundreds of thousands whose rrnrty-*ed h!n d cries aloud from the Krou.nd like I'. ■ •' el *-ournliv; nnd refus ing to he ooß'ft <*d hee*»u*e her chlld~en we*v rot. I i » *on i cotiv of mv hoc*' “The OonCt.-t end CummlriXllnK of Five Cents a Copy. ...its Races.” Lynchings. burning of mi man beings alive, denials of justice and legislative wrongs are not the products of a Christian land. Wh»n a country’s own citizens are not re- to exercise their prerogative as men women, and this because of their race . _olor. then that country's institutions, a.ong with its churches, are a farce and a fraud upon civilization. It ill becomes such a country to arrogate the virtue of calling upon other governments to set their houses in order. Such is menda cious. arrogant. Impudent, meddling. To change this In the United States of Amer ica should be the work of men and wom en with honest purposes. To this end 1 ask that you read the indictment I make In these pages. In Ills library at 1709 Lombard street. Philadelphia, Dr. Taylor has a most interesting collection of curios and old manuscripts bearing on the struggles of the race through the reconstruction pe riod. with accounts of the part taken by leading white and colored men in the fight for full citizenship for the col ored people. He is a keen observer of men and things. With an indefatigable study of everything readable, he has possessed himself with a vast fund of informa tion. He has been a traveler, lecturer, preacher, lawyer, promoter, editor, physician, rancher, newspaper corre spondent and politician. He has work ed on the farm, in the sawmill, steam boated and followed whatever occupa tion the exigencies imposed either in following his inclination or to survive the vicissitudes as he has made his way upward or been knocked and bumped in life. Discussing the Indian as distinguish ed from the Negro, he says: ” ’Blood will tell’ is an expression often quoted, and nothing demonstrates It stronger than the achievements of one individ ual or nice as compared with the achievements of another individual or nice: hence tell me of the hero’s fight in horror’s blackest night, for they alone are great who great deeds have doue. who triumph against fate, who from depths to heights have come.” ”1 am proud that 1 am who and what I am. but 1 hate and despise my oppos ing environment, the conditions which bamjK*r aud hem me in. So by the ‘eternals. I have sworn. I have deter mined to break tin. ugh.” **l will be u man among men. either living or dead. 1 will not be satisfied with any condition less than that which is due to a man aud a gentle man.” ’’Thus my soul, heart and brain—yea. all my combined powers— even as a giant hand I lay it hard upon the world around me. comj>elling where coaxing does not avail the con sideration accorded any other man.” ’’Blood will tell. It is in me. I have done, am doing and will do until I die.” ’’The world will know that iu me a man lived. I will, even if there bo one-sixteenth of Negro blood In me. 1 will be a man. for blood will tell, an.l I have seen that Negro blood is tell ing.” The Negro as an economic factor iu the American scheme of government as viewed in “The Conflict and Com mingling of the Races” is juicy argu ment for the honest student in ec«»- nomics not less than for the real states man and patriot. Beginning on page (>’>. the gifted writer says. ’’Surely competition begets rivalry anywhere among all peoples, but rash indeed an those, and insanely so. who do not re alize that in this country the Ncgn>es are industrial factors and have get r« l>e considered in any economic schem embracing capital and labor if this na tion is to continue a free and prosper oils republic.” NUTLEY HALL DEDICATED. New Dormitory at Virginia Union Uni versity Formally Opened. Nutley ball, tin* new dormitory | building at tilt* Virginia Union univer- i sity in Richmond. Va.. was dedicated Thursday morning. Nov. -7 The ex erclses began at 10 o’clock with or chestra music. followed by invocation. Scripture reading, prayer and hymn President George Itice Hovey read -the Huuucini statement ..f the institution and delivered the keys of the new building to the Uev. I>r. A. Binga. Jr., vice president of the board of trustees. The chief speaker for the occasion was the Uev. Dr. 1 <' Barnes. Held secretary of the American Baptist Home Mission society. Other speak ers on the program were William Hodges Mann, governor of Virginia. George Aiuslie. mayor of Richmond: President F. \V. Boatwright. Rlch tuond college: Professor W. T. B Wil liams. agent »»f Slater and Jeanes edu cational funds; Rev. W. H. Stokes. Ph. D.. pastor of Fbenezer Baptist church; Samuel Cohen of Richmond, and l>r. Douglass Freeman of the state board of health. Cheering Word* Fro^Mayo* - Aineli*. lu his wel“i.:*n* address to the N’e gro organization soien m its tlrst an imal meet'tur i***. enilv he'd ltt Uh ti* mond. Va.. Mavnr Gisea'e \msl!e de daivd his Itear’x I? lives \ in *he stand ard «»f eiti».*»i*'i ,, p< •*; e- e member of the • mutnnnii.v. ’’*• --'H '*• holievol 1 M the so b• t \ • » 1 !T •. * r er S bool . •e! lei Better lt»l> ••••d Bel. •i" l‘ »'