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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 16 Interesting News Concerning the Race. OUR NEWSPAPERS. What They Mean to the Race —Daily Newspaper*, Who has not been depress ed and disgusted on picking up onj of the big dailies and having some glaring headline to chill your heart with an ac count of some ‘‘bloody mur det" —Negro Lynched,'' Race Riot' 1 or some other Satatiic attraction? All have experienced this, disagreeable feeling. Indeed so often does this happen that we are schooled to look for the sensational in our news papers and are disappointed when we do not receive it. And the page without its “Murder’ and ''Divorce Scan dal” is treated with indiffer. ence by many and entirely ig nored by others. As usual this tendency to ward the morbid finds studied expression concerning the Negro and it is he who is vic timized and.used to furnish «c*s ofthttAOit.Kh.ich a cer-„ tain class seem to gloat over The sins of the big dailies may be said to partake of both offices, the “commission” and “omission,” when dealing with the Negro. Commission when they publish exaggerated ac counts which are detrimental to us, and Omission when * they are silent on the elevat ing facts and happenings of the Race. Then it is to the Negro newspaper we must look for that fountain of inspiration dhich soothes and sustains; which buoys up our thoughts and guides along the ways of hope If we want race news we must read race papers. If we want better papers, we must give better support in the way of better subscrip tions, for all papers live or die according to a strong or weak constituency. That our k papers might live and live strongly, let us offer a gener-* ous aid in one of the two best ways—as an advertiser or a subscriber or both. —Chas. A. Starks, in the Kansas City ( Mo.) Son. In Omaha, Neb., the high school band is composed of white and colored boys. The white members, following the precedent which is being es tablished everywhere, struck and refused to play with the colored bpys. The school board and faculty gave the recreants a certain time to return in or else be expelled. The white boys returned, and took their places in the band with the colored boys. Representative John J. ■Rogers, from Massachusetts. Has asked the House to inves tigate the alleged segregation of Negroes in the government. eKifloy. The Denver Star The Republic’s Greatest Weakness. The Breaker’s Ahead. The fact that a southern court, from the state supreme court down —upholds a perni cious. insulting and un-Ameri can “jim crow" car or segre gation law, ought not be sur prising or discouraging to our, people anywhere. It is to be expected. Southern courts will and do uphold anything against our people, particular ly, anti against about every thing and everybody else, in general, that is in line with the dominant sentiment of their state and community. State law always, and even federal law, as a rule, in that prejudice-ridden section of this country, must and do bow to the prevailing sentiment, and are invariably made sub servient to it. This is the greatest weakness and shame of this great American repub lic, and explains why so many of the fundamental laws of the land are practically nullified in one half of this country by clearly unconstitutional south ern state "laws. ” With repub licans in control of the United States Supreme Court, there always seemed to be ground for hope that some day, that august body would rise to the occasion, when the matter was properly placed before them, and do its duty in the case of the clearly unconstitutional disfranchisement and “jim crow" railroad (inter.state) "laws." But, as matters now stand —with southern ex-reb els and democrats in the ma jority on the U. S Supreme Court bench, and their kind in control of the other two co ordinate branches of the gov ernment —the executive and legislative —the ground for hope has about disappeared, for a few years at least, we fear. This republic's great est weakness, therefore, lies in its inability to enforce its fundamental laws —those of the federal Constitution —in all parts of the country, oar ticularly, the south. Time and national progress only, will bring about the desired and necessary change. Mean time, however, there is much that we can and must do to hasten its coming. —Cleveland Gazette. The colored people of Bal timore are preparing to fight segregation. At the last re port they had raised $230 and were waiting for the Court of Appeals to give its detailed pinions before taking any definite steps. Sayer Business College of Pasadena. Cal., has opened its doors to a colored student for the first time, in the person of Miss Margie L. Danley. *”i —• ‘ 1 ”” 1 * 1 DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 1913 Dearfield No Longer a Possibility, But a Reality. Farmers Making Good Land the Basis of All Wealth. Get Land Now While Cheap. • Railroad Men Your Great Opportunity. DEARFIELD TOWN! SITE AND SETTLEMENT WELD CO.COLO. The above cut is the platt of j the Dearfield tow.nsite and i settlement which has been i platted and drawn byJohr.E. i Fields, State Engineer .of the I State Land Board. The loca- i tion is on State School Lands Sec. 30, T. 4. N. 61, W. F. M. in Weld County, Colo. There are | 384 town lots, 56 five acre tracts - and 16 ten acre tracts. Ad joining the townsite and set tlement are 39 colored fami , lies located on 6240 acres of good farming lands and there , is yet opened for settlement about 4000 acres of govern ment land. Within fifteen miles of this district there are 20 more colored families homesteading. It is from this source that the merchants >' in the town of Dearfield Set tlement will draw their sup-i 1 port 1 I Dearfield Settlement is not a paper prosposition. Settle - i ment on Government Lands , began in 1910 in the month of!, May and has been steadily , growing ever since. Many of | the Homesteaders can now , prove up under the new 3 year , Homestead Law past in 1912 Businessof every branch, from , a shoe cobbler to a National . Bank is wanted in Dearfield . City and special inducements . will be offered in locations to ( merchants and manufactories- If one has only a limited amount of cash Dearfield is the place to start jn business and grow up with the com munity and become one of the leading merchants and citi zens. If one is not a practical \\\ farmer and desire' to go into the produce business no bet ter investment can be made than tt buy a 5 or to acre tract for garden, poultry or dairy business. The agency for Dearfteld Townsite and Settlement has been awarded toO. T. Jackson, who will have for his duputy Miss Eugenia C. Colter, who will be in charge of the main ottice St., Den ver, Colo. All information concerning the settlement of Government and State Lands will be given cheerfully on application in person or by mail. The Dearfield Townsite and Settlement lands and lots will bo sold on small monthly, Quarterly and annual pay ments. It is not a question of money with the State Land Board. It is to settle up the State Lanas for the benefit of the schools and state. So you can buy a 5 or 10 acre tract on your own terms after the first payment. No reserva tion will be made for less than $10 cash; balance to suit your convenience at 6 per cent in- 1 terest. The following names 1 and locations are those who ■ are now located in Dearfield 1 and whose names will go 1 down in history as the pio ; ncers of Dearfield. SOME OF THE LOCATORS. .1 N. B. Anderson. NW<4 Sec. 31, T. 4 N 61 W. P. M.; Cal Williams, SW14 Soo. 31. T. 4 N„ 61 W. P. M.; Mr. Har rison, 8B14 8ec. 31, T. 4 N„ 6t W. P. M : Harvey Page, NE% Sec. 31, T. 4 N . 61 W. P. M.: James Thomas. NWli Sec 81. T. 4 N„ 61 W. P. M.; Miss Samtera. 8WU Sec. 31. T. 4 N.. 61 W. • P. M.: H. \Y. Clay, XEV* Sec. 32, T. 4 N\. 61 W. P. M.; Mrs. Franklin. SEVi Sec. 32, T. 4 N., 61 W. P. M.; Joe Young. N\V*4 Sec. 33. T. 4 N\. 61 W. P. M.: Rankford G. Holley. SWV4 Sec. 33. T. 4 N.. 61 W. P. M.; J. M. Holley. SEVi Sec. 33. T. 4 X., 61 W. P. M.; Zachrich Hooper. Sec. 33, T. 4 N. 61 W. P. M.; Mm. Moore. NWV4 Sec. 34. T. 4 N.. 61 W. P. M.; Mrs. Cook. SWU Sec. 34. T. 4 N.. 61 W. P. M.. and C. W. Chaney. NE*4 Sec. 34. T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M. While the larger l>ortions were taken up by Mrs. John Wims. SE l i, 80 A.. Sec. 34. T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M.; James Carter, SEV*. SO A., Sec. 34. T 4 X . 61 W. P. M ; C. H. Hicks. SEVi. 80 A.. Sec. 27. T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M ; Mrs. Hattie B. Rothwell, X. 160 A. of Sec. 26. T. 4 X.. 61 \Y. P. M.; Mrs. Jackson. SW l 4 Sec. 27. T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M.; Mr. F. D. Mc- Pherson. SBv* Sec. 28. T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M.; Janies Smith. SWVi Sec. 28, T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M.; James Matlock, SEVi Sec. 29, T. 4 X.. 61 W. P. M.: O. T. Jackson. SWVi Sec. 29. T. 4 X., 61 W. P. M.: Mr. Collier. W. 160 A. of W% Sec. 1. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.: J. E. Bailey. SEVi Sec. 2. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.; Grant Howell. SWVi Sec. 2. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.; W. C. Brown, NEV* Sec. 3. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.: Mr. Brown, SEV4 Sec. 3. T. 3 X., 61 W. P. M.; Mr. Clark. XEVi Sec. 11. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.: Van Buren Brown. Sec. 11. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.; Charley Stewart. XEV Sec. 10. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M . J. J. Houston. XW!4 Sec. 10. T. 3 X.. 6! W. P. M.; J. F. Bruce. SWVi Sec. 10. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.; Gilbert Bru<*e (son). SEV* Sec. 10, T. 3 X., 61 W. P. M r J. E. Danforth. SEVi Sec. 9. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.: James Haskins. XEVi Sec. 9. T. 3 X.. 61 W. P. M.. \V. E. Kic«, Sev. 32. T. 3 X., Cl W. P. M.; and Robert Thomas, X. 160 A. XV* Sec. 5. T. 3 X., 61 W. P. M. The above named persons occupy or have located on 6240 acres There are yet 4090 acres open for settle ment in Dearfield. ff the 6240 acres produce only $lO per acre it will mean $62400 per year to the settlement; divid ed between 39 settlers would mean SI6OO to each settler. Can you do as well in any other business with as small investment as it requires to take up a homestead or buy a 5 or 10 acre tract in Dearfield ? Five Cents a Copy. Race Pride and Consciousness. What Think Ye? '1 he Jews are class-con scious, and the Negro needs to cuti vate class-consciousness also. A short time ago 42 Jewish organizations decided to organize a censorship of theaters of all grades and of disfavor, denounce and pun ish caricatures of Jewish traits upon the stage. And this was not an idle threat. Jewish theatrical managers refuse to stage such plays, Jewish thea ters-goers refuse to patronize them and Jewish influence and money, in a hundred different directions, were set against plays unnecessarily disparag ing ann traducing to Jewish chatacler. The theater is an educator and stands side by side with the church, school, press and platform in its influ ence on determining the pre dominant sentiment of the community. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin stood on the stage with Douglass and Phillips in the mighty work of upturning slavery. If the stage persist ently gives low-down repre sentations of theNegro it will build up and embitter a senti ment against him. The theater-goer who is “tickled to death” by the ri diculousities of Bert Williams or Dudley, and the manner in which the actor characteris- traduces the Negro, goes home cogitating on new post ulates on Negro inferiority. Out of the loins of these cogi tations spring the whelps, in dustrial ostracism, “jim-crow ism 4nd segregation. The time has come for the advanced Negroes to organize “against the niggerisms” on the the stage, against the rag ged acting, against the Negro never appearing on the stage except as something grotes que. These “niggerism” are not fit to be exhibited to our young women and men. Many of them have immoral suggestions, none of them have either wit, humor or sense and all should be let ab solutely alone —Prof. P. H. Murray, editor St. Louis (Mod Advance. NOTICE TO CITIZENS. Wanted, agents, either sex, for our new book, “Ufe Lines of Success."' for colored Americans. Just off the Written and published for the future advancement of 2 rising race, in com memoration of the remarkable accom plishments of the past, containing over 500 large pages, including 60 FULL PAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PIC TURES. Free descriptive circular, or send 25 ceuts for canvassing outfit at once: the flrst choice of territory. Big money quickly made in selling this book. Ti e only NEGRO publish ing Arm allowing bettor terms than all others. Write for our terms. Ad dress Howard. Chandler & Co., 6431 Vincennes Ave., Chicago, 111. 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