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The Denver Star Has the Largest Circulation among Colored People in Colorado'-Get Wise and Advertise
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number 21 Interesting News Concerning the Race. RISE OF NEGRO RAGE FORECAST. Professor Park Declares Ban of Caucasions is Banding Blacks Together. i Minneapolis, Minn. —Social conditions in the United States are tending to develop in the Negro a racial consciousness and to organize a Negro na tionality, declared Robert F. Park, professor of sociology at the University cf Chicago, recently before the American Sociological society, which was meeting here jointly with the American Economic asso ciation. Professor Park spoke on " Racial Assimilation With in Secondary Groups. -The nationalizing tendency among the Negroes of this country is the result of the white man's ostracism of his black brother, ' Professor Park said. He criticised the public -.uUewioce* of.Senator Varda : man of Mississippi and Gov ernor Blease of South Caro lina. Continuing he said: “A race which has attained the character of a nationality map still retain its loyalty to the slate of which it is a part, but only insofar as that state incorporates, as an integral part of its organization, the practical interests, the aspi rations and the ideals of that nationality. "In the South, the race seems to be tending in the di - rection of abi-racial organiza tion of society in which the Negro is gradually gaining a limited autonomy. It is hard to estimate the net effect of of the white man’s insolation of the Negro. One of the most important effects has been to establish a common interest among all the differ ent colors and classes of the 4race. '1 his sense of solidarity has grown up gradually with the organization of the Negro people. “It is stronger in the South where segregation is more complete than is more com plete than it is in the North, where twenty years ago, it would have been safe to say that it did not exist. Gradu ally, imperceptibly’ within the larger world of the whiteman, a smaller world of the black man, is silently taking form. "No doubt kindly relations between the individual mem bers of the races do exist in the South, and to an extent not known rn the North. As a rule, it will be fqutid that these kindly relations had their origin in slavery. The men who have given the tone political discussion in the Southern states in recent years are men who (lid not own 3hW*es." The Denver Star ATTEMPT TO EXCLUDE NEGROES IS THWARTED Kiowa, Kan... The attempt of a number of narrow-mind ed white persons of this town to exclude Negroes as resi dents has not met with the approval of Gov. Hodges, who. in a letter to one of the prejudiced citizens, announced j himself as unalterably oppos ed to discrimination of any kind on account of color. Recently Gov. Hodges pa roled from the Kansas Peni tentiary Ollie Turner, a color ed woman, who was given a position as domestic in the home of one of the leading citizens of Kiowa. Not long after Ollie Turner had taken up residence in Kiowa her employer received threaten ing letters, and was informed that a petition had been cir culated to fotce him to dis charge his colored servant, as the residents did not want any Negroes in the town. The 516 elStfS£ »rat-S-lo Governor Hodges, informing the execu tive of the threatening letters. The Governor was told that Ollie Turner had been kind ness itself, that she was the best domestic he ever had, and that she attended strictly to her own business. When a letter protesting against Ollie Turners presence in Kiowa was received, he an swered as foltows: I regret advising you that a statement of that kind is tin fair, not Democratic, and I do not believe it is in accordance with the wishes of the citizens of Kiowa, Kan. If the con duct of the paroled Negro woman is not satisfactory to your citizenship, 1 ask that you state specifically in what manner her conduct has been objectionable. I would also ask that you advise me where in she has violated any of the rules of the Parole Board. These rules arc binding, are sharply drawned, and are very drastic. lam anxious to have information at the earliest possible moment, so that I may be able to give vour let ter further consideration. If there is no other reason for her committment to the penitentiary, or her transpor tation to some other city, than that she is a colored woman you should know without writ ing me that your request will not be granted, or even con sidered- The colored people of Kansas have the same right to the protection of the law of our State as the white race has, and so long as I-am Ex ecutive, the laws of this State will be enforced impartially. I am astonished that any man should so far forget him self as to make a request such as you have and should be so unfair to any race of people DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, jAN. n, 1914 Colored People In Virginia Have Better Chance Here Than Anytjjiere Else In the World To Live and Improve. By Dr. H. B. Frissel. Hampton Va. “Here in Virginia, colored people have a better chance than any where else in the world, to live and improve. We can work out the race problem better in America than any where else. While there is much for the colored people to struggle for, still there should be great thanks to God for what has been accomplish ed.’, These inspiring words were spoken by Dr. Hollis B. Frissell, principal of Hamp ton Institute, when he address ed the large audience of col ored people who had assem bled in the Normal School Gymnasium to hold a union celebration of their fiity years of freedom. Ur. Frissell urged the col ored people to co-operate for the development of the nation. He .referred to the work which the Negro Organiza tion Society is doing to teach the lessons of “Better Health, Better education, Better farms Better Homes." He express ed his pleasure at seeing so many colored people of the 'Cower Peninsular gather at Hampton Institute. Rev. A. A. Graham, of Phoebus, the presiding officer referred to the important work which old colored mothers and fathers had done in mak ing it possible for young peo ple to get an education. Addresses by local colored men and women showed the progress that has come dur ing fifty years of freedom aird the work that remains to be done. The music included singing by the large Hamp ton chorus and audience, and band selections under the di rection of Prof. W. M. O. Tessman. Sue Chinaman For Drawing Color Line. A Chinaman has been made defendant in the first suit brought in Brooklyn by a col oredi citizen to test the legali ty or the Levy law, which be came operative last Septem ber. In the First Municipal Court on July July 14 Morti mer Harrison and Miss Wilna Shackelton will appear against the proprietor of the Fort Arthur Chop Suey restaurant, 120 Flatbush avenue avenue, for a violation of Chapter 26s of the Laws of 1913. The plaintiffs allege they entered the Chinaman’s res taurant on Dec. tS and ask for chop suey, and that they were refused service because of their color, lhe court is asked to award each plaintiff SSOO. and more especially to a col ored women whom we are giv ing an opportunity to reclaim her lost citizenship and regain her in society. Ollie Turners’s employer has not been threatened since the Governor wrote the letter setting fcrth his position.— New York Age. New York’s Oldest Doctor Dead. hfew York, Jan. 7. —Dr. C. A. J«oh nson, the oldest colored phjeician in the city, died Ne*’ Year’s day, He was bbrh in New Jersey 61 years! ag». He was a charter mem hereof the National Medical Association and was the found er qtthe McDonogh Hospital. Colpred Elks Must Change Name. Dayton, 0., Jan 7. —The Cotirt of Appeals in the First Judicial District has sustained Judge Risinger in a local in junction suit restraining the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of EIks of the'World from using the name, symbols, insignia and badges used by white Elks. The grder is leld against all colore'd. ; Elk lodges in the State: Death of a Centenarian. ftJansas City, Kan, — Mrs. Jennie Thompson, a cente narian, died at the home of her son, Tolliver Thompson, !at this place on the morning of Dec. ji, aftera brief illness, She was born in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1811, where she iived until the close ot the ] Civil War. She came to Kan sas nearly three years ago. Honors To The Race. The Negro race has won) | two distinction in Massachu setts recently worthy of com ment. At Falls River, a col ored baby won the first prize at a baby show in which all the othesentrants were white, l'he Harvard Senior class has elected A. L. Jackson, colored as class orator, and he will be the principal speaker at com mencement exercises next June. There were nine other candidates, all white. In the colored grammar school of Indianapolis, of which Mr. YVm. Y'alentine is supervisor, a mural decora tion has been painted by YVm. E. Scott, a young artist of Indianapolis, who is now studying in France. The painting illustrates the Mother tloose rhyme of “The Old l.udy YVho Lived in a Shoe, ' anil was completed last March 1 he children typifying the characters are all children ot color 1 Mr. Scott is ambitious to do for the Negro in art what Paul Lawrence Dunbar did in poetry by the use of Negro dialect, Mr. Lewis Gamble, a color ed eornetist.of Detroit. Mich., has invented a mute for the cornet which is in demand by players of that iustrument. Calls Upon Negroes To Unite For Their Own Good Charles Edward Russell Implores Colored People To Get Together. Meeting Held in Auditorium of United Charities Building Monday Evening Association Holds Annual Election. Between two and three hun dred persons assembled in the auditorium of the United Charities Building, East 2?d street, New York City, last week, the occasion being the annual public meeting ot the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple. The meeting was pre sided over by Oswald Garri son Villard, chairman of the board of directors during 1913. DR. M. C. B. MASON Organizer of the N. A. A. C. P. Segregation was the main ( theme of the evening and was treated by l J rof. \V. E. B. Du- Bois, who read a paper on “Farm Segregation in the South,'' Mrs. Belle C. LaFol lette, wife of Senator Robert N. LaFollette of Washington. DR. \V. E. B. DuBOIS Director of Publicity and Re search of N. A. A. C. P. who told of the segregation in the District of Columbia, and Charles Edward Russell, re cently Socialist candidate for Mayor of New York. Mr. Russell declared that Five Cents a Copy. the brotherhoop of man was not a dream but a scientific fact, that all men were alike in body, brain, blood and heart, and that all racial dif ferences were purely external. Referring to the segregation of government employees in Washington, Mr. Russell de clared that in placing its seal on this monstrous infamy the hands upon the government clock were turned back fifty years. The speaker asserted with emphasis that he disagreed with Mr. Villard; that from his observation he hid not be lieve segregation in govern ment departments had been checked, nor did he believe it would be checked. The rem edy is for the Negro to lay aside every thought save the one of securing justice. There should be for the Negro no Republican party, no Demo cratic party, no Socialist party, but he should unit solidly in the strength of ten million souls and stand for himself. During the afternoon the annual business session of the Association was held, and af ter reports from branches were heard, officers were elected. Reports from the Philippine Islands indicate that the treat ment of the colored soldiers is becoming worse and that when in 1914 and 1915, 200 and 606 men. respectively, have finished their terms of service there will be few re-enlist ments.