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The Denver Star Has the Largest Circulation among Colored People in Colorado—Get Wist :ise
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number 20 Interesting News Concerning the Race. BLACK BOYS IN BLUE The Mexican troubles have caused the transfer of certain colored regiments to the bor ders. A colored Pittsburg pa-! ‘If the department would devote as much time to the defense of the Negro soldiers in time of peace as when war is approaching, there might be a more patrio tic spirit among the ‘boys.’ It seems to be the special privilege of the colored boys to open was for their conntry.’ “Time after time the Negroes of this country have pe titioned the department for better treatment of the color-; ed boys in uniform. We have called attention to the tend-j ency at Washington to ignore the just complaints of the Negro soldier, but nothing seems to attract attention un til the black boys are needed to open hostilities for Uncle Sam. "There is no doubting the fact that the Negro soldier is superior to any other man in the service. His record shows that beyond dispute; and there is no justification for discrim inating against him in time of peace and making a here out of him in time of impending war. If he is a hero on the battlefield, let him have the treatment and consideration of a hero at all times. His bravery is worth as much in time of peace as in war. His loyalty connot be questioned; Let him have the protection of the llag he defends." The Chicago livening Fost has this para graph: ' "The Tenth Cava ry, a Negro regiment is to be transfered from Fort Ethan Al len, in Vermont, to the Mexi can border ' There is no color line in the service when the prospect of trouble appears,' remark the New York World. Which has an ironic pathos that is perfectly justifiable. Yet it is not only colored soldiers who are thought little of in peace anil and esteemed most highly in time of war. ‘It's Tommy, this, and Tommy that,' sang Mr. Kipling. ‘And chuck him out, the Brute But it’s please to walk in front, sir, when the guns began to shoot.' Mrs. O. T. Jackson shipped last week to the Process Gro cery Store, 2S24 Welton St., a crate of chickens and ducks. The Process Grocery is doing a prosperous business anil will be in a position to handle much of the products in Dear field. There two stores in Denver run by Colored people, and • they should be liberally patro ni/ed.Ask for Dearficld pro ducts. The Denver Star FREE EDUCATION. Nobody Need Be Uneducated To the Editor of The Denver Star: Will you kindly state in the Star that the Free Public Ev ening School located at 13th and Welton Sts , is commenc ing the second term and will be registering students for the next two weeks. Persons who desire to study the English Language, boys and girls who wish to finish the eight grades of school wotk and secure an eighth grade certificate, adults who desire to take reading, writing (arithmetic, language, history, geography, book-keeping or 1 penmanship, are given an op- I portunity in thisschool. There 1 are also classes studying ser i ving and cooking. 1 If you will bring before your 1 readers the advantage offered ,by this school we will appre jciate it very much as we wish every one in Denver to know (about the Evening Schools I and the rare opportunity o(- |fer d by the city for those I who desire anil education. Respectfully, Emily Griffith, 1 Principal of Elementary Even ing School. Evening School 13th and Welton, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Ev enings, from 7:30 to 9:15. SENATOR'S WIFE TALKS ON RACE SEGREGATION. Washington, Jan. 5 —A tho usand persons assembled in a local auditorium today anil cheered Mrs. Bell Case La- Follettc wife of Senator La- Follette of Wisconsin, during her address on “Race Segre gation.’’ “I see no reason why we eat food prepared by colored cooks, have them nurse our babies and live in intimate re lation with them in this way and then object to them sitt ing beside us in the street cars and workrooms,” said Mrs. LaFollette. Color Due To Solar Rays Paris, France. —The racial colors are due to the influence of certain solar rays is the dis covery announced last week, by Prof. Daniel Berthelot. The color of the Negroes is the result of the ultra-violet rays. The American Indian, according to Prof. Berthelot, derives his color from the red rays of the solar spectrum, while the color of the yellow races is the result of the yel low emanations. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, jAN. id, 1914 Ministerial Union Elects Annual Officers. Never has Denver in all of her history of the different churches engaged in such a peaceful, harmoious and pro gressive meeting as it did when the Ministers of the city met and elected their Officers for this coming year. The person nel of the Union is as folllows: Reverends A. M. Ward, D. E. Over, A. E. Reynolds, J. A. Thos. Hazell, R. L. l’ope. P. J. Price, James Washington and S. L. Deas, representing the representing the various congregations of Bapt'sts, Method ists and Presbyterians of the city, as well as attempting to solve the knotty problem of social welfare and moral pro gress. The community can well e .pect higher ideals in the Ministerial ranks, closer union with the different ions and a more compact race solidarity than heretofore shown. As the congregation reflects the thoughts, ideas and feelings of the pastor, so the comm mity refllects the thought, ideas and feelings of the Ministerial Union. There was not shown any bigotry, envy, persona aggrandizement nor the least denominational jealously, as the persornelof the officers will testify. Peace, harmony and rosperity were the slogan used by Rev. A. M. Ward, now’ Presiding Elder of the A. M. E. Church, who so graphically recalled the struggles, ambit ions, hopes and reminenscences of the past efforts of the Union and encourage his fellow jbrethern by pointing out the great they could do in the future. I'he Union meets every Monday at 2:30 p. m., at the different churches, for a frank discussions of conditions and the welfare of the church and community. It is an inspiring body. Rev. Janies Washington popular pastor of Campbei A. M. E. Clnirch, unanimous elected l’resident of Minister ial Union of Denver. Wei liked, gentle, kind, hard worl ing and aggressive. Has fnl support of brethern. The Sta wishes him unlimited success Rev. A. E. Reynolds, the si lent, progressive pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, charter member of the Union, highly thought by his accocia tes for his good judgment and unrelenting persistency. Was elected Vice-President, Rev. P. J. Price, the im pressive pastor of Central Baptist Church, whose con strictive work has been gen erally acknowledged by pul pit. press, as well as by pew. A mighty factor for good, al ways willing to help, and high ly esteemed by all. Was el ected Secretary. * Rev. S. L. Peas, the latest pastor in Denver, who for his time has maoe wonderful pro gress with his church, Scott M. E. Church. While oet un acquainted, he enjoys the re spect, good will anti support of his brethern. Earnest, in lustrious anti active worker. Also careful. Was elected Assistant Secretary of the Union. Bluff City Savings Bank, of Matchez, Miss., a colored en terprise, has been closed. The bank is not insolvent, but the failure of a white bank, in the same town caused a run upon the colored bank, and it was closed until the property in which the money was invested could be converted into cash. Colored contractors are do ing a large part of the re building of the section of Hot Springs, Ark., which w&s de stroyed in the recent fire there A white contractor, who came from New Orleans with a few white workman, hierd colored men in addition. The white laborers complained and were told to work with the colored men or quit. Separating the Sheep. Human Brotherhood and Rights of Man Shown In the Testing Fire. Segregation and Its Bane Effects. The papers of the country t are continuing to talk about L segregation anti yet as the \ Farmer, of Bridgeport, Conn., t says concerning the action of t the Connecticut Congrega c tionalists: ’ t “The resolutions have at-|‘ tracted almost no attention. :c An incident of this kind goes r to show how little the average 1 c person cares what is done to ' r the -Negro." i The Evening Post contrasts! 1 the President’s action in two celebrated cases: c “Mr. Wilson's action in the 1 Pankhurst case is in glaring 1 j contrast to his treatment of : !the Negro in the government service. It is one of the most ; :difficult problems the Presi dent—any President has to handle, and it is intensified in Mr. Wilson's case by the fact that he is himself Southern born, that half of his Cabinet is Southern, and that South-> ; enters dominate in Congress. It is all the more remarkable, | therefore, that in handling it Mr. Wilson has been led into some,initial blunders not in eeoing with his us ual politi-l cal instinct and sagacity, with the result that one cf the con jservative leaders of the race has recently declared that never before had he seen the colored people so- aroused and embittered.’’ New England, and particu larly Boston, has shown con siderablefeeling in the mat ter. 1 he Boston Advertiser has had several long editorials.: In one it says: “The excessive hurry of (he 1 Southern members of the Cab- j inet to demonstrate that ‘the ! South is the saddle' at Wash ington, has seriously embar rassed the administration, j Possibly as the result of the, | hasty orders of President: Wilson, a few cases of outrag- * eous segregation at Washing ton have been corrected, for the time being; but in most cases the matter has gone to far to be remedied, now. even if the administration were really anxious to restore the old order of things. The j chief anxiety, now, seems to be not to create too great a public scandal, for the orders for the discharge of colored clerks still accumulate, wher ever it appears that not much public excitement is likly to follow. " In another it declares “that probably the only possible ex planation" of President Wil son's attitude “if that of early environment, and the tradi tions of his youth. He is by birth a Southern, and it is plain enough that the race prejudice, which is an estab lished and inviolable tradition in the South, was inherited by Woodrow Wilson, as a boy, to cn extent which still tinges his views of men and things. In this respect, and to this ex Five Cents a Copy tent, he is as throughly im bued with race bigotry as Vardaman or Tillman. He believes it to be a shocking thing that a white man and a colored man should bVeathe the airot the same room. The ‘Jim Crow’ idea is, to him, the only sensible idea that a white man can take in his treatment of the Negro. He seems as .rabidly prejudiced as any I Southern brigadier to be found 1 in Washington . ” 1 he Boston Evening Re i cord calls attention to the way in which this agitation is lining up the the Negroes’ friends aud enemies; “The agitation over the segregation of Negroes in the Federal departments at Wash inaton is serving the purpose of testing, as it has not been tested in many years, the sen timent of white persons re garding Negroes, as a per sonal issue, not simply as a general principle of justice. The mass meeting to be held in Washington will further 1 drive this test home. It is good to exalt the fine princi j pies of brotherhood and the rights of man, and it will spice that exaltation with sincerity if men will set the personal example of fairness in treat ment of Negroes everywhere — here in Boston as well as elsewhere.’’ William . Borden, a young graduate of Princeton Theo logical Seminary, died in Carioa short time ago and left a bequest of $50,000 for mission work in Africa. Mr. ' Borden was a man of great wealth and had in the course of his life done much for missions. ► I ■ Grady Lane, a white man of Raleigh, N. C., has been sentenced to hang for the murder of George McClain, a mail clerk. Lane is .; the first white man who has : been sentenced fo die for the 1 murder of a Negro in North 1 Carolina. One of the most complete wireless telegraphy outfits in Lincoln, Neb., is owned by a young colored man, Perry Van Derzee. He easily hears messages from all of the sur rounding iities, and recently' heard the naval station at Ar 0 lington sending out the time. Miss M. H. Adams will con duct a social center in Wash ington, D. C., under the au spices of the National Baptist Women’s Convention. Miss , Adams has been doing slum work in Scotland for the past • fourteen years.