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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 18 Happy New Year! Interesting News Concerning the Race. Jack Johnson in an Auto Ac cident. Dispatches from Paris, state that the condition of Jack Johnson champion heavy weight of the world, who was seriously injured in a motor accident last week, is improv ed. The pugilist was travel ing at a high rate of speed when his automobile dashed into the barrier of a level crossing a Arras. It was thought at first his skull was fractured. His wife was also hurt, but only slightly. Major Buckner Passes Away. Chicago. Dec. 18. —Major J.C. Buckner, widely known throughout |he country, died here Wednesday Dec. 17 He was prominent in fraternal circles and a delegate to the Emancipation Celebration re cently held in New York City, being appointed by the Gov ernor of the State. Major Butler was an able man and served two terms in the Leg islature of this State . CHEYENNE. Rev. C. O. Smith of the Second Baptist church has jiiRt returned from Kansas He was accompanied by his wife. ✓ Mr. Karl Smith 1b spending the holi days with ills parents. Mr. Smith is a student of the Colorado College at Colorado Springs. Miss Denby of Boston. Mass., will appear at Allen's Chapel on Friday night, under the auspices of the Will ing Workers’ Club. The president, Miss S. K. Thistle, and the members of the club are working very hard to make the recital a success. Miss Denby will be assisted by Cheyenne's best tnlent. Mr. H. Stacker of Chug water is vis iting friends In the city. Miss Anna Jones of Kansas City came Sunday to be present at the fu neral of her sister. Mrs. H. C. Jeffer oon. Miss Jones expects to make her home Indefinitely with Mr. Jefferson and Miss Killian. Mi. Simon Smith is experiencing many difficulties in carrying his mail during the severe weather. The funeral of Mrs. H. C. Jefferson \>ub held at Allen's Chapel on Mon day afternoon. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Rev. War ren preached a noble sermon and Mrs. J. E. Smith sang a beautiful solo. Both Mr. Jefferson and MIbs Idlliun have the sympathy of the entire family. Mrs. Carl Smith and Mr. Nolle Smith will spend Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Smith. Mr. Joe Armstrong is very sick. He reside nt 709 West Eighteenth street. The Indies' Searchlight Club will keep open house on New Year's day nt the residence of Mrs. M. H. Haul ier. They will be glad to have all of their many friends accept of their hospitality. n n Friday afternoon Miss Eunice Ashford was hostess to the Willing Workers after tho usual buslnes* was transacted. MIbb Ashford was a* slsted by her mother in werving a dnlnty luncheon. iti . 8. K. Thistle, Mat.- »• -US Ashford. \ VI'ule Raskin asHMed injhe ; pZm.. e*.roWe. .« thu B«p iwt church Sunday •rnnlhfc. The Denver Star INDICATIONS OF MUCH PROGRESS Recent Traveler In Kentucky Makes Optimistic Report. CO-OPERATION THE KEYNOTE Interesting Account of the Thrift end Industry of Afro*Americans In Vari ous Cities and Towns In the Blue grass State —Both Races Working Tegethsr For Advancement. By RALPH W. TYLER. Lexington. Ky.—One who wakes a trip through Kentucky and observe* the boms* of colored people, their thrift, the evidences of progress and the rivalry existing between some of the towns Is at once impressed with the fact that there ha* been n great awakening among the colored people of this state A wonderful stride for ward is being made in business as well ns in education. In this city, which is best known by the meeting of the annual Negro fair, there resides a clever and progressive lot of colored people, not surpassed by the like iu any state. Individual progress has boon made here, and now members of the race are beginning to recognize that, co-op erative progress must command their attention If they expect to maintain the success already achieved. One tiling that is very helpful to Lexington colored people, and cspin'lally through out eastern Kentucky, Is the good feel ing existing between the two races. No better finding exists between the races in any eltv of the north than ex ists here In Lexington. Perhaps tills Is due to the very high typo of colored men and women, aud possibly it Is due to the high class of white citizens who reside in this sec tion. or it may be It is due to both There are many very successful busi ness enterprises conducted by men and women of the races here, and the de gree of harmony existing within the races argues well for the establish ment of other and larger and different business establishments In the very ucnr future. Lexington is also fortunato hav ing such splendid race men-such ag gressive. progressive and efficient men ns .1 O. Jackson. Dr. I\ D Hoblnson. Dr. W. 11. Hilliard, Dr. J. A. Hunter and many others, who arc constantly alert to advance the Interests of their race along every possible line. Lex ington possesses a most charming, cul tured circle, and the colored schools, under Professor Faust, are thoroughly up to date. These contribute greatly to make Lexington n real garden spot In the Blue Grass State. Included In the local Negro Busi ness league are the very best men who claim this city as their place of residence. No city can boast of a larger and better pharmacy than the one over which Dr. Ballard presides as proprietor, and not in all Kentucky is there a more skillful surgeon than Dr Hunter, or a better business man than J. C. Jackson. One thing which im pressed me most favorably as a sign of mclal harmony was the strong find ing among our (ample that it is their duty to pntronixe one another In bind ness. They realize that such action is nec essary in order to provide places, as clerks, bookkeepers, etc., for young colored men and women who each year are graduated from the schools In this city and state. Usually the legal profession Is the hardest in which men of our race can achieve the suc cess their ability commands. Here In Lexington the colored lawyers are DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 27, i9>3 succeeding, and they receive e\erjr consideration due a lawyer from the city courts. Within a distance of one or two hours' ride from Lexington are the towns of Danville. Frankfort, Faris. Georgetown, each of whose colored population is one-third or one-half of the total population. In Danville, a town which reminds one greatly of the New England tow.is. because of the atmosphere of cult ire and its many beautiful residences, the colored peo ple have a very excellent school, with one of the most earnest and best equipped educators. Professor Bate, a." principal. In Danville colored skilled mechanics are kept busy. The most successful contractor is a colored man. the lead ing veterinary surgeon. Dr. Doram, is a colored man. and Dr. Jones is read ily acknowledged by l»oth races as one of the very best physicians the town boasts of The Colored Baptist church, whose pastor is the widely known and popular minister. Rev. J. E. Wood, stands second to none in the city for size and beauty. Frankfort, Ky.. is kept very much on the map by such energetic, capable and unselfish uplifters ns Dr. E. E. Underwood. Thomas K. Robb. T. L Brooks. Rev. Silva, the very efficient principal of the colored schools and the president of the state normal school, and some others of Frankfort’s splendid colored men and women. As in Islington the feeling existing tween the two races Is most congenial. Ono only has.to observe -a little to' learn that the condition of the race b Frankfort Is rapidly improving. dm to the co-operative efforts of part of the race and the evident desire of the whites to give the Negro a fair chance. [Copyright, IiUS, by American Press Asso ciation.] s tTAXFOBD hail just finished bis breakfast and his servant " i> J clearing the tabic when bis friend Williams came in. “Happy New Year's!” be called 1 “Have you made any good resol:i i tions?” Suddenly be stopped short “Why, what makes you so glum tbi> bright New Year's morning?” “Haven't you seen the morning pa pers?” asked Stan ford, pushing ou* across the table toward him. “No; what’s in them?'* The other simply pointed to one of i the headlines, aud bis friend read. "Failure of Henry Stanford—Head »*f the Sewing Machine Trust In Liqui dation.” Williams merely stared at the paper and then at the man oppo site him for fully a minute. He could not believe what he had read. “Why, this is terrible!” he said final ly. “How did it happen?” “Speculation,” replied Stanford la conically.* "I’m awfully sorry to hear this," re turned Williams. “Is there no \v:i v out of it?” “I see none Just now.” said the oth or. “1 suppose you think it would l*« a good plan for me to make a New Year’s resolution not to speculate anv more. But I’m not going to. Now that this has happened 1 have resolv ed to find out who my friends are my real true friends, i mean. It tnnj seem like a queer resolution, but it will be an interesting experiment. Mow many of the people 1 have befriended in the past do you think will stick P me now that my money Is gone?" “I don’t know.” replied Williams “But take my advice ami don’t try It You’re likely to be greatly disillusioned about many of your so called friends “Perhaps.” said Stanford. “But I’m going to try it nnywify 1 want to s«v what happens.” As soon as Williams had departed he took his hat and stick and set out on his voyage of discovery. He was 1 not really a ruined man, but not a soul In all tho world but he aud his law yer knew it It had been the work of a year of skillful manipulation, this “getting out” with $3,000,000. As a financier he was closely watched, but. for all that, he had at last successfully effected the withdrawal of that huge amount from the money whirlpool and its quiet Investment In steady national securities. The morning papers proved that he had succeeded. Stanford could afford to indulge his whims, and he had planned all this for the aimplo pur pose of finding out who were his real friends. Moreover he had selected the holidays for the test, so that they WELL QUALIFIED OFFICIAL But ness and Social Duties of Mayor Archer of Battersea, England. The high hooor of being received by tbe king as an official is always an item of more than ordinary interest to those whose good fortune it may be to i-reside over any of England’s pos se-ions or the various boroughs of London. John Richard Archer, who wa-> recently elected mayor of Batter sea. will receive all the consideration and courtesies usually accorded to an offi ial of his rank. Mrs. Archer, wife of the mayor, will also share with her hatband the honors of his office. They will bo received by the king and qoeen at social functions on equal terms with other officials. The social functions given at the Mansion house by the lord mayor of London nre among the most Impor tant. That Mayor Archer will tneas urv up to the dignity of his office is not questioned, as he is known to have Splendid ability and fine social man ners. Then again, he is well versed in tb»- requirements of his office. A remarkable feature of the cam paign which Mr. Archer won was the fa t that no contestant for the office mentioned Mr. Archers color in a atnrap speech. But since the eleetiou Mayor Archer said in a speech: "It is a vi :ory such as has never been gained before. I am a man of color. Many of tha things that have been said IfVJtftrtoe, however, are- »bsohitHy true. 1 have been charged with not being of tbe superior race, aud it be hooves you to show that you do be long to the superior race. “I am the son of a man born in the West Indian islands. 1 was born in MAYOR AND lilts. J. R ARCHER. I'm gin ml. in a little, obscure village •robably never heard of until now— the city of Liverpool. I am a Lancas trian bred and born. My mother well, she was my mother. My mother was not born in Itnngoon. She was not Burmese. She belonged to one of the grandest races on the face of the earth. My mother was an Irishwo man. **So there is not so much of the for eigner about me. after all. They have said I am a man of color. 1 am. 1 am proud to be. 1 would uot change my color If I could, is it true that east u east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet?’ Why. not ao long ago you were breaking your necks to put the wedding rlug on (he finger of the east—to make an alii nice with Japan. "You were very glad to ally your selves With Japan, and you outy euter into an alliance with people you think > our equals. Just ten years ago Allan ttlaayer Minns, a full blooded colored man. was elected mayor of Thetford. county Norfolk. Been sm wr*rx** u( i • vrru me ** r?<\ um.i's, UI) f l (it* was boru and educated there." New Jersey Women In Uplift Work. Under the auspices of an organioa tion known as the Women's cougress. an effort is being made to raise fund.** with which to build a house for or phans and aged persons in South IMain field. N. J. Triie congress is composed of women from the various churches of file state, with Mrs. I*. EL Browi. ns president. The organization recent Iy held a successful series of meetings in Newark in the interest of the proj ect- Mrs. I*. II. Brown is one of tIn most widely known missionary work ers i:i the northern and New England states, having been for many years president of the woman's branch of the New England Baptist Missionary convention, of which the Rev. W. Bish op Johnson. i.L. D. of Washington is president. INFLUENCE OF THE PRESS. Noted White Men Join Race Journal* In Fight Against Wrong. Washington.—'The recent newspaper reports that the Democrats had relax ed In their policy of segregating color oil employees at Washington shows that the widespread criticism of the effort has had the desired effect. Not only did race journals join in the cam paign against segregation, but repre I seutative journals like the New York j Kveiling Tost, the Springfield Repub ! lican, the Boston Advertiser, the Chi i cago Record-11 era Id. the Chicago Tril- I une. the Christian Science Monitor and j the Congregationalist entered emphatic protest. The New York Age, the Boston Guardian, the Chicago Defender, the f Afro-American Lodger, the Amster dam News, the Freeman and the Crisis were among the race publica tions that exposed the scheme. The utterances of such white men as Senator Clapp, Moorfield Storey. Os wald Garrison Vi Hard and J. E. Spiu garn also had a telling effect. It must be said, however, that color ed men and women are themselves largely responsible for the turning oil of the liirlit. One colored man here, ! who prefers that his name be not made public, enlisted several leading dallies In fighting ‘lie scheme. J. C. Napier, who gave up his posi tion as register of the treasury rather than submit to segregation, is entitled to praise for focusing attention on the mi- American plan. Bishop Walters, whose attitude was grossly misrepre sented. was also an insistent and con sistent foe of segregation. In his talks with President Wilson and other Democratic leaders here he always voiced his disapproval of the plan, lie declared that Oswald Garri son Yillard was grossly misinformed ! when he charged that he (the bishop) : favored segregation. After the bishop ' wrote Mr. Yillard that lie was greatly I in error nud that President Wilson. Secretary McAdoo and others would back him up In this statement Mr. Yil lard wrote the bishop as follows: “In regard to the recent happening at Washington l stated to the audience that it had been said to me by tngii au thority that a bishop had favored segre gation, that I should not mention his name because he had denied it and that l would not make an issue be tween him. a president of the United States and a bishop. Since you wrote me that you have been informed by the White House and the treasury de partment that no such statement was made to me there is nothing left for tuo to do but to infer that I was mis informed or misunderstood and to ex press my regret to you that such ap pears to have boon the ease." Though the administration is report ed to have changed its attitude regard ing segregation, there has been no pub lie announcement of that fact. W. Monroe Trotter and others, who placed a monster protest Into the hands of the president, are. It is said, still await ing a reply. Segregated washrooms are still In vogue in the treasury, postofflee and other departments. The Best Gift of Alt. Of all tha gifts that corns to cheer The best one is a brand new year. Snow wrapped and holly decked It oomea To richest and to poorest homes. —Bertha B. Jaeguea. Five Cents a Copy. How to Remember the Calendar For 1914 [F your friend Jones meets you in the street and asks you what day June 22d will drop on. because he has Just heard there is some- I thing of interest to him to happen then, you say: “Sorry, old chap: cannot tell you. Wish I could memorize the calendar at the beginning of the New Year. It would be extremely handy, but It la too big a Job. Now. it has Just occurred to me that it is Nellie's birthday on April 7, and I'd like to know the day." “Well, I can't tell you,” says Jones. “We shall both have to wait until we come across a calendar. But, as you say. It would be a useful thing to learn the calendar at the beginning of the year. You often want to know what day a certain date will fall on.” That Is Just It, and yet the calendar for the year can be memorized In ten minutes by a little plan that is quite simple. Here it Is: 1 Copy from a calendar and write down In a column the date on which the first Sunday In each month will fall in 1914 thus: First Sunday 4th January February March April May July 8 £ September October 4U J December ° tn Now the only thing to do Is to mem orize this list, aud it may easily be done as follows: Link the name of the mouth in tho first column to the figure tn the second column by means of an association of Ideas—thus: January's here once more. Good re- Solves are to the fore. (4) February soon Is done. The reason** clear to every one. (1) March hates are on the run. Keep your wits and don't be one. (U April's here as I'm alive. First Sun day’s on the five. (5) May Is here, and now you see leaflets growing on the tree. (3) Jane brides are in their heaven. First Sunday comes on seven. (7) July Fourth is Saturday. For peace and quiet let us pray. (51 August’s heated through and through. We'll be broiled and roasted too. (3) September sun and shadow mix. First Sunday's dated six. (6) October sends the mercury lower. Sun day on day numbered four. (4J November puts year on the run. First Sunday's won by one. (1) December weather plays sad tricks. Sundays start on number six. (6) By reading these rimes over aloud • few times you will find that the as New Year’s Wish and Telegrams A very acceptable message to send with your card to a friend on New Year’s morning is the following senti rneut: Now what Is here? A word of cheer To herald In another year. May all Its days bo free of blame, A little no* ler than your aim. May all Its labors be contest A little better than your best And all the Joys within Its scops A little brighter than your hops. And may each year be found when put A little dearer than the last. As a pastime distribute telegram blanks with the words “New Year's Day" in large letters at the top and tell each one to write a telegram be ginning with the letters of the above in the order that they come. Of course these will be tbe merest nonsense, but loads of fun, as tbe following example shows: “Nora. Every wom*.n yearns ever lastingly after romantic sttnatioßa. Delighted again yesterday."