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-Let All Colored Americans and Friends Protest fcpfWashington 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 n Interesting News Concerning the Race. U. S. CONSUL IS DISMISSED. Geo. H. Jackson at Cognac, France, Removed by Wil son Administration. White Man Appointed. White Man Succeeds James W. Johnson, whom Demo crats Refuse to Confirm as Consul to Azores. Washington, D. C., Dec. io. —Gradually the Negro is being separated from repre sentative political positions by the Wilson administration with a ruthlessness regarded by many as nothing short of criminal. Slowly but surely the high executioners at Washington mark their .vic tims for slaughter. The Ar mour and Swift plants are in danger of losing their reputa tions. News of the last Neg ro to be politically executed is t just leaving out. He is Geo. ’'fTr -jsctcson, Ontted States Consul at Cognac Prance. Although Consul Jackscn’s position was supposed to have been protected by Civil Ser vice, a white man has been selected to succeed him. From all accounts the taking of his job from him savors of high way robbery methods. For no good reason has Mr. Jack son been dismissed from the Consular Service. The chief chaage against him seems to be that he has a dark skin. ?. It was only a short time ago that the Administration gave out the information that the efficiency of the Consular Ser vice would not be weakened by making wholesale changes and that merit, not' politics, would be the determining fac tor in the retention or promo tion of a consul. The remo val of George H. Jackson as Consul at Cognac, France, shows how faithfully this rule is being observed. The simple statement ap pearing several days ago in the Congressional Record that Kenneth F. Patton of of Virginia, assistant consul at Liverpool, had been ap pointed consul at Cognac, France, to succeed George H. (ackson, was the only obituary to show that Consul Jackson had been politically decapi tated. This announcement appeared in the long list of consular appointments con firmed by the Senate on Nov. 24. The Congressional Re cord in other instaeces either imparted,the information that the new appointee was suc ceeding a consul who had re signed or that the appoint ment had been occasioned by ’ reason of a transfer or promo tion. Just how Jockson was let, out has never been official- Iyßnited. The Denver Star George H. Jackson was ap pointed Consul at Cognac, France by President McKin ley. The'post has always been regarded as the best position held by a colored man in the Consular Service. The posi tion carries with it a salary of $3000 a year. Cognac is known for its brandies and wines, and is looked upon as a most desirable place to live owing, to its climatic advan tages. On the same day the Senate confirmed the appoint ment of a whise man to suc ceed George Jackson, A. T. Hacberle of Missouri, was confirmed as consul to St. Michaels, Azores, to succeed James W. Johnson, resigned. Mr. Johnson resigned as con sul to Azores because the Democrats of the Senate re fuse to confirm him. Mr. Johnson was appointed consul at Azores by President Taft while stationed at Corinto, Nicrragua. Some months ago Mr. Johnson called on Secre tary of State Bryan and learn ed that it was useless for him tp aspire to he.confirmed con-; sul at Azores. So he tender-1 ed his resignation. The uncalled for dismissal from the Consular Service of George H. Jackson and the fiat refusal of the Democratic Senators confirm Mr. Taft’s appointment of James W. Johnson as Consul to Azores clearly indicate the position President Wilson and his ad visors have taken toward the colored citizens. There is every reason to believe that similiar treatment will be meted out to other Negroes in the Consular Service. It is charged that the pre sentation of a list to President Wilson by colored Democrats, showing what positions were held by colored Republicans is responsible for the dismis sal of Consul. Jackson. The administration did not know Jackson was colored until the colored pointed out what po sitions should be filled by col ored Democrats. And the pathetic feature of the dismissal of Negroes hold ing representative positions under Republican administra tions is that when the colored office holders are let out white men are invariably appointed to succeed them. —New York Age. NOTICE TO CITIZENS. Wanted, agents, either sex, for our now book, "Life Lines of Success," for colored Americans. Just olf the Written and published for the future advancement of a rising race, in com-* memoratlon of the remarkable accom plishments of the past, containing! over BOO large pagos, including 00! FULL PAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PIC TURES. Free descriptive circular, or send 2D cents for canvassing outfit at' once; first choice of territory. Big money quickly made in selling this hook. The only NEGRO publish ing firm allowing better torms than all others. Write for our terms. Ad drqsa Howard, Chandler * Co., 8434 Vincennes Ave„ Chicago, III. J DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 1913 TOPMOST ROUND IN BUSINESS National Benefit Association Ends Year Triumphantly. HOW IT SERVES THE MASSES From Tenant to Landlord and Small Earning Power to Thousands la the Record of Mammoth Concern With Headquarters In Washington—B. W> Rutherford's Fine Leadership. Washington.—That the National Ben* efit association of tljls city, with branch offices in Maryland. Pennsylvania, Del aware and Rhode Island, is an Institu tion of business integrity was demon strated beyond auy doubt during the week of its recent fifteenth anniver sary celebration held here. The main public meeting was held in the famous Metropolitan A. M. K. church, and the address was delivered by the Iter. I. N Ross, pastor, whose views on the efforts of the race In all good move ments are sound nud worthy of atten tion. The fact that the founders and on cers of the association have been able H. W. RUTHERFORD. to build up from a tenant of a single office room at $5 per month in ISOS to landlord holdings worth $50,000 with Improved real estate and owners ot $103,500 worth of securities. $50,000 of which is on deposit for the protection of its members, shows that the organ IratIon is strong financially. K gives employment to fifty clerks and 700 per sons employed otherwise. Like the company itself, standing upon an upright, solid and progressive foundation, the officers In the very hour of its Thanksgiving anniversary tri umph called a conference at the home office of some of the ablest lenders # nud thinkers of the race In the nations capital to consider and formulate plans to stimulate the commercial. Industrial and business initiative, energy and enterprise of the 100,000 colored citi sens of Washington. The subjects discussed were ns fol lows: “The Relation of the Church to the Ruslness Activities of the Race.” hv Dr. M. W. D. Norman. Dr. J. Milton Waldron and Rev. W. D. Dean: “Soli Help by Intelligent Co-operation.” by Dr. C. W. Childs, Mrs. Julia Mason Layton, Mr. F. M. Murray, itev. A Rnndail and Mr. A. fccurleck; “The Power and Necessity of Race Organ Isation," by Judge R. H. Terrell. Pro fessor Nelson E. Wentherless, Hon. H P. Slaughter, Miss Nannie H. Bur roughs and a host of others. Excellent music was rendered by members of the organisation. The speakers proudly pointed to the fact that the secretary of the National Benefit association. Mr. W. Ituther ford, with his abio cohorts—officers, agents and clerks—had accomplished a most significant Thanksgiving achievement by immeasurably aiding in tho emancipation of the Negro from business bondage and p'lncltig him ! upon the business map of the country. The practical results of the confer ence are encouragement to those will ing to do. an understanding of one another, n concrete lesson in the pow er of getting together — organisation and co-operation—and Increased contl dencueln Negro enterprises # Many good seeds were sown which are dcs tined to spring up, ripen and material tae into those things which go to make and sustain a race. As a result of this meeting a new movement of very great value Is already In process of forma i ffce Journal of Commerce and Fl •fljco of Philadelphia. o»« of the lead tafifinancial magazines of the country. fgftntly wrote a very favorable edi tuvfai 1 with reference to the company. tm Which it said: patrons of the National Benefit ns aghintion in this city sfieak of It com gaSulaforinlly as an institution that da|b a conservative and successful bHHnes* and behind which are men of the* strongest character, and this same character in a sense has been impart ed Ho the nssociatlon. Philadelphians of fill classes are slow to act. but they ire nble to discriminate between that whfoh is unfair and that which is first r»$ M ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS. Yafrng Educational Body Outlinaa Plana For Futuro Work. Mew York.—The second session of th* Association of Colored Industrial Schools, which was organized six months ago."was recently held for two days in this city with representatives from schools in eight southern-states All important feature of the work of the organization is to relieve the in creasing difficulty with which schools for Afro-Americans in the various staK-s meet in their efforts to secure financial assistance. Among the leaders of the movement pres* nt at this session of the associa tion were Clarence II. Kelsey, presi dent of the Title Guarantee and Trust company. New York: Dr. William E. B. i?u fcois. editor of the Crisis Maga zine; Dr. James H. Dillard of the Sla ter and Jeaues funds and John Emlen of the Armstrong association, Ph’iludel pttn The association adopted a con stitution. in which are set forth the fHowlng aims—namely: lay out in as definite a form as tfae complex circumstances of our ndbools will permit a program of a ca pable and Industrial work and study. Sftb as to time and content, which constitute a minimum standard actual accomplishment by units of fimsrk for all the schools, belonging to nr association. C. hare the results of this program flttbrooghly and systematically tested by exchange of timbers, by tactfully directed com petition or in any other way agreed upon by tbe association. To define what the term secondary and industrial school shall mean when used by members of the association. To Introduce and have certified in all the associated schools thoroughly fipproved systems of accounting so as to Insure to the public regular and detailed reports of all receipts In ex penditures. To take counsel as to the wisest spending of money, with particular re gard to the possibility of some kind of group or associate purchasing of stock supplies. To discourage in all rightful ways the starting of new schools for our people unless-they have a reasonable assurance of support nnd unless there Is obvious need for such schools. . To discourage the duplication of school work in any single community where there arc mere schools than the available muuc-} or talent can support and where two poor institutions might easily be combined to make one that adght bo good. To gunrd against fraudulent schools nnd their agents, this precaution and initiative being of the greatest impor tance to the good name and support of worthy schools. To try to devise a better means of curing funds and of arousing and •staining public interest in Negro od ntion. To make known more generally the hools’ needs, not only to the public large, but to the groat educational : ards, funds nnd foundations, ro hold regular meetings for sys mntic study of nil the problems •ove mentioned. The association, which was founded ider the direction of the National For thp Advancement of Colored People, aims not only to brine pass effective cooi'ernrton in im proving the courses of study in those hools, correlating academic and in dustrial work and In widening public interest In the cause of education nong A fro-American?, but pur chase In some Joint manner stock sup plies for nil the schools of the asse rtion. It is thought that thousands of dollars will be saved to scores of N*'gro schools by this arrangement OKLAHOMA PREPARING FOR BUSINESS LEAGUE MEETING. Local Leagues Start Campaign to Ralao Big EntertainVnont Fund. Muskogee. Okln.—There need npt be (lie least doubt as to the ability of the colored people or this city properly entertaining the meeting of the Na tional 'segro Business league uext Au guat» Even though that meeting Is oight months removed, the dtlsena tiora and throughout the entire state nre as much Interested and are work' CONCORD LITERACY CIRCLE. Brooklyn Organization* Holds *» car End Mooting Night With Dunbar. The Cofacord Literacy circle In Brook lyn held an interesting meeting Tim To day evening. Dec. 11. which concluded Its program of public exercises of 1913. The general topic for the evening was Paul Laurence Dunbar and his liter ary productions. The chief speaker wns Mrs. Pearl L. Delsarte. a woman of fine culture and literary attainments, who was personally acquainted with the late poet for many years. Mr?. Delsarte gave a splendid inter pretation of the poet’s works, recalling personal scenes and Incidents from which Dunbar selected much of the data for his poetry and prose composi tion. She is a native of Ohio, in which state she received her early education. Since residing in New York Mrs. Del sarte has been quite active In move ments for the betterment of the race, especially along the line of charitable social settlement work, in which she is an expert investigator. President Walter K. Taylor presided, and Miss D. May Scott, a graduate of the girls’ high school and a student of the Training School For Teachers, re corded and also called the member ship roll, to which each member re sponded with a quotation from Dunbar. The vocal and instrumental music rendered by several young men and women gave evidence of ability and careful study on their part. The offi cials are*planning a series of addresses and lectures for the first three months of 1014. CHURCH BURNS MORTGAGE. Brooklyn Congregation Free* Property ! of Dobt and Relays Cornerstone. The Slloam Presbyterian church. In Brooklyn, recently cleared its meet ing house of debt by the payment of $17,000. At the relaying of the corner stone the following articles were de posited under the capstone In a sealed box: Holy Bible, membership roll, picture of Bible class, roll home department Sunday school, cradle roll, church I manual fiftieth anniversary, picture of church 'on Prince street, senior choir list. J. H. White organist; junior choir list, copy of the Brooklyn Daily Engle of Nov. IS. Brooklyn Daily Standard Union of Nov. 19. the New York Age of Nov. 20. the Amsterdam News of Nov. 21 and the Brooklyn Times of Nov. 22. Upon these articles were placed the record of the church corporation, a brick from the church on Prince street, a program of the exercises celebrating the burning of the mortgage, names of all the officers of the church, picture of the church, names of all the work ing organizations of the church, church manual. Canadian coin, hymn book of Mrs. Mary Fisher, biography of Mrs. Fisher, the oldest member at her death. Th§ Rev. Dr William A. Alexander has beeu pastor of this church for the past fourteen years and still leads ills parishioners onward and upward In re ligious achievement. New Book by Miss Mary W. Ovington. “Hazel” is the title-of an extremely Interesting book written by Miss Mary White Ovingtoq of Brooklyn. The book Is the first of its kind written by a white woman for children of the colored race. Its ideals are high, and a spirit of uplift, hope and inspiration pervades every page. The book is pub lished by the National Association Foi the Advancement of Colon*! People, New York. Ing as Dura ns n iue meeting was out a week or two off. It Is the intention of Oklahomans to far exceed the entertainment accorded the league delegates at Philadelphia last August, and working to this end they are now endeavoring to raise a fund of $5,000 exclusively among members of the race. The colored people of the entire state are working in conjunction with the Muskogee Business league. A spirited though friendly rivalry has been engendered between various cities In the state as to which will send tho largest delegation and as to which will make the best showing in the industrial parade planned to be given during the meeting. Visiting delegates when they arrive here will be amazed at the progress made and the wealth possessed by the colored people of Oklahoma. They will marvel at the beautiful homes and the beautiful streets of this and other cities in the state. * Missionaries Sail For Foreign Field. Miss Eliza Davis and Rw. and Mrs. J. T. Simpson, missionaries to West Africa under the auspices of the for eign mission board of the national Baptist convention, sailed from New York on the Celtic at noon. Thursday. Dec. 11. for their respective fields. Mis# Davis will work with Mi3s E. B. Delaney, who Is already on the field at Monrovia. Liberia. Five Cents a Copy. PYTHIANS ACTIVE IN MISSISSIPPI New Chief of Staff to Develop Uniform Rank. COLONEL RASY’S INFLUENCE, 1 Brigadier General John W. Harris Se lects Prominent Buainess Man of Broad Experience For Important Task of Increaaing Membership and Effioisncy of Secret Order. Gulfport, Miss.—The Knights ci Pythias of Mississippi are putting fort 1: every effort to develop the uniform rank and make it one of the strongest in the country. For that purpose Brig adier General John W. Harris has ap-\ pointed Colonel G. V. Raby of this city I chief of staff. Colonel G. V. Rnby is one of the most prominent business men on the coast and has considerable influence among all classes of people in this sec tion of the country. He has contrib uted much to the uplift of bis people. He has been very successful and is the owner of much valuable property. He was born in Louisiana about fifty one years ago. Although young and not long out of slavery, he felt that he should put forth an effort to help his parents in life; hence his education was limited, but what he did get was thorough, and he has been able to use it to good ad vantage. Thus he is numbered with the forces at work In the south for the elevation of our people. His first work was on the Mississip pi river as second steward on a mail and passenger steamer. In this he dis tinguished himself as a manager and j a man of rare ability. He made friends [ among the men who worked undet him and with those who were over him. He had in mind that In order to succeed he would have to have friends. With this turn of mind it is not sur prising to note that he took up poli tics, and be thought that through the ballot his people would have to help to win their way in securing their rights. He scon became a leader in politics in Louisiana. His worth was from time to time recognized, and he filled some important positions. Six 1 years were spent in the United States customs service as sugar inspector and I sugar sampler. J For several years he held a position J of trust In the United States mint. In this he distinguished himself. In ev-j erytbiug that meant advancement of| his race he was found in the front rank. In the work of the churches he is liberal in his contribution and al ways ready to assist in other direc tions. It was in 1002 that Colonel Raby left New Orleans for Gulfport at the beginning of its development. He thought that he would grow up with the town. The Great Southern hotel was Just completed, and he accepted the position of baggage agent and transfer clerk. This position he held for ten years. He made good and in vested his money In real estate. He , is now chancellor commander of his Pythian lodge, senior warden in his | Masonic lodge and past noble father lu I his Odd Fellows’ lodge and an officer in the highest ranks in the Odd Fel lows. i Two years ago Colonel Raby got the contract for hauling the mail from the depot to the postofflee. and he is mak ing a good record. Fourteen years ago death visited his home and took there i from his wife. He looked after the children until four years ago, when ho married Mrs. Rose Thompson Lively, thq sister of N. D. Thompson of Los , Angeles. Cal. His daughter married two years ago and Is living In Gulf poi'i. During the Spuui»u-Ainericau war Mr. Raby was one of the recruit ing officers for the United States and assisted In the organization of tfce regi raent which went from Mississippi to the front. Southern University’* Now President. The Southern university at Iberia. La., was established about forty-tbroo years ago for the education of colored youth. Notwithstanding this fact, dur ing Us long and eventful history no man of the colored rnce has had tbo honor of being president of the Insti tution until recently the trustees elect ed l'rofessor J. S. Clark to that exalt ed tKwltlon. This murk of recognition of o capable member of the race will bring about greater results. It l» alleg ed. through the co-operation of *<tb races In the work and welfare of th* adversity.