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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 I'WENTV-SIXTH YEAR. Number 23 Denver Pastor Success In the East. Hutchinson, Kan., Jan 22. — The revival services at the African Methodist Episcopal church on E. Avenue west continue with unabating suc cess. When the services closed last night, Rev. H. Franklin Bray, I). D., the pastor, re ported that ninety -seven souls had accepted C hrist as their- Saviour since the meetings began on the first of the month. One of the oldest 'citizens was heard to remark on tire street yesterday, “1 have been here nearly forty years, and during that time 1 have seen big revivals and little revivals, revivals in which many were converted and in which few were con verted, but I have never wit nessed such an. outpouring of the Spirit of God anti such an ingathering of souls upon any meeting heretofore as 1 am now seeing in the meeting at the A. M. E. church." Twelve souls were at the altar pleading for pardon when the meetings closed last night. Some of the most hardened sinners in the city have been gloriously saved and arc now hard at work to save thfiir former associates, rtens atit! diver are ' being closed and the'inmates Hock ing to the church to hear the gospel. The meetings are to con tinue throughout the month. Rev. T. M. Reeves, the con ference evangelist, is render ing wonderful service in preaching and in song. Ihe pastor, Rev. Bray, will preach Sunday night a special sermcn on, “If I make my bed in hell. —Hutchinson News. Last Sunday afternoon a uien's meeting was held and 18 men went forward. Prof. Sam Stewart, "the Black Paderewski,” the World's' Great est Pianist, will sing and play at People’s Presbyterian Church, on Sunday Afternoon at 5 o'clock. Admission Free. MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO MEET IN RALEIGH IN 1914 I Old North Btoto City Will Entertain National Body of Phyaieiona. J The popularity of the National Med Heal n annotation waa etrlklugly abown kt the l««t utinual meeting from the Cumber of invltatlone received from Irartoua aourvee naklug for tlie conveu- Won In 1014. Among the cltlea which aent lnrlutlona through their repre •eotatlvea were SC Louie, Atlanta, SC The Denver Star Business Man Laid To Rest. Rev. Washington Officiates. Few, if any, larger funeral was ever witnessed in Denver, perhaps Colorado, among col ored people, than was that ot A. M. Lawhorn, at Campbell Chapel, Sunday afternoon The aisle of the church were filled and all available space used. Outside a still larger crowp unable to find seats in the church, waited quietly and patiently to pay their last trib ute of respect to the deceased. The impressive services was ably conducted by the pastor, Rev. James Washington, as sisted by Revs. D E. Over, J. A. Thos.-Hazell and A. E. Reynolds. All spoke in glow ing terms ot Mr. Lawhorn's life as a citizen and business man and his beautiful words before passing into the Ureat Beyond. Much credit is re flected on Mr. Curtis M. l iar: ris of the Douglass Undertak ing Co., who so systematicly handled the large concourse of friends and sympathizers. He was assisted by Messrs. E. V. Canunell and Fred ClarK. The following pro gram was rendered: ppening Hymn 468 Prayer, — Rev. A.*E. Reynolds Asleep In Jesus, Choir Scripture Lesson —Rev. Hazel Solo—Mme. C. A. J. Spires Obituary J<ev. D. E. Over Solo—Mme. Lillian H. Jones Eulogies, Revs. Over and Reynolds Selection Choir Resolutions—Progress Lodge No. 12 N. of P.; Rocky Mt. Court of Calanthe No. 3,: Captolia Temple S. M . 1 . No 3; Progress Court No. 6. The choir and congregation sang the Ust song sung by the deceased, "Jesus Loves Me’ Sermon—Rev. Washington Selection Choir Paul nuil Raleigh. N. C. As lbe Inst session was held in Nashville, Tenn.. tho association decided to accept the Invitation from Raleigh and will hold Its sixteenth annual meeting in the latter city In 1914. Hr. W. G. Alexander, secretary of the organization. In a recent open let ter paid a high tribute to the localjen tertalnment committee and to the citi zens generally of Nashville for the gen erous hospitality shown n$ the meeting held In that city. Dr. Alexander also comments liberally on the work of the sessiou performed by Individuals iu the various sections of the program, such ns clinic, dental, surgical and literary. The paper rend by Dr. A. \V. Dumas of Natchez. Miss., however, on "Vice Disense” was conceded by all to have been the most highly Instructive and ralunblc to the profession of any yet heard on the subject. So pleased were tho members that they requested the executive board to have tho matter edited and printed for distribution among the laity. The surgical features of the Nashville session without ex ception were the best conducted since the Inception of the association. The officers for 1913-14 arc: Presi dent. Dr. A. M. Brown. Birmingham. Ala.; vice president. Dr. J. M. G. Ram sey. Richmond. Va.: second vice pres ident. Dr. K. J. I a Branch. ,\ew .Or leans; treasurer. Dr. J. R. Levy, Flor ence. S. C.: secretary. Dr. W. G. Alex ander, Orange, N. J.: assistant secre tary, Dr. G. It. Ferguson. Charlottes ville. Va: dental secretary. Dr. A. T lenders. Tuskegee. Ala.: phnrniaceut! cal secretary. Dr. 11. B. Marble. Yazoo City. Miss. Dr. G. R. Cannon was re elected chairman of the executive coin mlttee. The new members elected to that body were Dr. A. A. W.vche. chafTlotte. N. C. (medical section!, ami Dr. R. \V. Rrwln. Memphis, Tonn. (sur glcal section). DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, jAN. 31, 1914 PROF. SPINGARN SCORES GREAT VICTORY IN ST. LOUIS. RACE MUST FIGHT FOR RIGHTS At the second meeting called at Union Memorial church I uesday to perfect an organization of a branch of the Na tional Assooiation for the Advancement of Colored People Dr. |oel E. Spingarn scored the *Globe-Democrat for its garbled report of his address before the City Club, and the press generally for its failure to take cognizance of the meet ing which was of vital concern to so many thousand of our citizens. He branded the Globe-Democrats article as a pure fabrication. A temporary organization was effected with Dr. W. Sampson Brooks as chairman and Mrs. Maud banter as secretary. This meeting was the culmination of the interest aroused at the meeting of the night before. Never have the Negroes of St. Louis gathered upou such a notable occasion fraught with such momentous concern; striking epochal. Greater thousands swarmed the coliseum to hear Booker T. Washington his gospel of industy, but no assemblage of Negroes in the history of the city were ever swayed by such potency of an earnest, courageous man’s ad vocacy as were those at St. Paul Chapel, I'onday night who came to hear Dr. Joel E. Spingarn, chairman of the execu iive committee oj the National Associatiod for the Advance ment af Colored People. Without preface or preamble. Dr. Spingarn addressed him seif directly to the delivery of the message that has prompt ed him to travel throughout the country, an apostle of what jhe aptly terms the New Abolitionism. His opening words were a clarion note of admonition and courage to the black 'men of bt. Louis. He declared “there is no Negro problem, I but an American problem: whether nine-tenths of the nation will treat the other one-tenth with justice and fairness." Rising as grandly as did sainted old William Loyd Garri son in the days when he fought for the abolition cf chattel; bondage. Dr. Spingarn emphasized :hat “unless Negroes are brave, while men cannot realize tlyir dream for an ideal re-! public. -You must be brave in <-«hten<img for your rights. One stroke of Lincoln's pen gave you freedom, but gave you nothing else.” He declared that the race, led and advised by leaders of :both races had engaged itself ;uthe tremendous task of get ting wealth, believing that with its accumulation would come all else he sought. “In the half century since freedom, you have amassed a billion dollars in real and personal property. Misled by men who are traitors to your cause, who have be trayed you, you have been working and forgetting while the white man has been working and remembering. The result is we find q. 000.000 Negroes shorn of every right almost which the constitution of the nation guarantees to every cit izens." Dr. Spingarn urged the Negroes to organize, to join hands with the National Association for the Advancement of Col lored People. "White men are working with you. but when j society develops to the place, v. here it cat have black leader ship, we will continue to fight by \our side for all the rights that white men enjoy. '1 he candle lights on the altars of freedom are burning dim; but we intend to take the few glim mering tapers and light each flame until ninety million can dles shine out on the altars ot liberty, a universal beacon of justice anti equality.” 1 he following epigrams were used; "What’s the use of making money if you can’t use it?" "What’s the use of being rich it you’re still a sla've? "There are no rights of men, only hghts of men.” "1 have come to prepare you for the conflict. The gospel of the new abolitionism is: fight for your rights and we with love and justice will stand besides you.” power without political power is a myth. “Men who tell you to work and forget your rights are traitors to your cause.’’ “Negroes have been betrayed by their own leaders and party tags." "When women get the ballot and learn how to use it, I be lieve they -vi 11 show more sense than the men.” “Stand for all men who are for human rights and be against all men who are against them Have a black list and tab every man who lies to you and betrays your trusts.” “Give publicity to all injustice and crime against your tights.” Justice as Remedy For Color Prejudice. Judge Marcus Cavanagh of the au perlor court in Chicago advocates the appointment of a national commission to combat prejudice against the colored people and wisely suggests that the remedy for the eradication of such prejudice Is simple Justice. B. O. Davis to Reside In New Mexico. Lieutenant hen in mtn o. |>uvis. ivho has served In the I'tilted States army In various capacities as an nthciul. has decided to mpke Ms rntmv home in flochltn. N. M Lieutenant and Mrs. Ib»v|* spent the holidays with their friends lu Washington. Concord Literary Circle Reopens. I'heConcord IJtemry circle, in Brook lyn. lias reopened for tt*o fall. The yeuoß people are taking a lively Inter est In the work President Walter K Pay lor Ik to In* congratulated on having fot the opening meeting the Rev. E. G. .rrinvllle Sutton. pastor of the Liberal Christian church. Slerre I.etrne, West Africa, ns the chief speaker. The Rev. Mr. Sutton is a charming speaker. His mMrcsa was highly instructive. Mr Snttou is In the Putted States on a vivit, studying conditions amo ns color c<l Americans so as to he hotter pre pared to carry on the reMirious. educa tional and industrial work in which he is engaged among the people of hie m» IMPORTANCE OF LAND MOVEMENT Former Naval Auditor Makes Some Practical Suggestions. MERIT IN PLAN OUTLINED. Ag itation of Soil Ownership Is Not the Special Propaganda of Any One In dividual or Race, but the Common Privilege of All—South Has Abun dance of Idle Territory. By RALPH W. TYLER. Owensboro, Ky.—-The “back to the farin'* movement, which a few years ago was the pet hobby of Dr. Booker T. Washington, has now become a veri table slogan with the whites of this country. Quite recently prominent white men, members of boards of trade and chambers of commerce in the large cities of the south, appeared in Washington as a committee and pe titioned the commissioner of immigra tion to turn the tide of foreign immi gration arriving daily in New York form the great west to the southeast ern states. This indicates that the whites want the vast area of unimproved farm lands in that section developed and they welcome the Italian, the Greek. Russian Jew. Slav, Pole or Hungari an immigrant to the south for that purpose. Once the tide of foreign im migration Is diverted to the fertile, southeast it will continue until all of the more than 78,000,000 acres of un improved farm lands in that sectiou | are taken up and made to enrich the f tillers and to country'wftir farm products, the insufficiency of which at present contributes to the high cost of living. What are termed the southeastern states include Alabama. Florida, Ken tucky. Mississippi. North and South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee and Vir ginia. states whose colored population at pi*esent is (>.500.000, nearly two thirds of the entire colored population of the country. Of this 0.500.000 in the southeastern states fully one-half is crowded into congested quarters of the large cities, where they must bat tle fiercely amid insanitary surround ings and prejudiced labor unions for an existence which promises no rose ate future. “Back to the farm" is no longer the exclusive propaganda of Dr. Washing ton. Every '••rate in the Union is em- I phasizing it by m tintnining one or ' more splendidly equipped agricultural j colleges, in which scientific farming is i taught the young white men and wom en. It is emphasized by big white syndicates buying up farm acreage for speculation, in anticipation of the real ization of this assured “l»ack to the farm" movement. Alabama lias 11.- 035.731 acres of unimproved farm lands. Florida .*1.448.130 acres. Georgia 1 14.055.39 b acres. Kentucky 7.834.590 acres. Mississippi 1.702.373 acres. North Carolina 13.020.073 acres. South Carolina 7.414.020 acres. Tennessee 0.151.173 acres and Virginia 0.0*23.578 acres. There is now a splendid opportunity for a co-operative movement among our people which will have for its pur pose the purchasing of much of these more than 75.000.U00 acres of unim ' proved farm lands in the southeast and I to convert them into productive fields of truck crops, waving *grain. stock ranches or rice and cotton plantations Mississippi’s soil will yield 121 bushels of corn to the acre, and South Caro lina’s soil has yielded over 200 bushels of this much demanded grain to the am*. Wheat, long considered tin* mo nopoly of the north and west, has been grown in Georgia and North Carolina, with a yield of fifty bushels to the acre, and in the southeast oats, anoth er crop long considered exclusively in digenous to the plains of the north and west, have yielded sixty bushels and more to the acre. A false notion, tin* long holding hiiu in fetters, has caused the Negro to re gard the farm as the rightful sphere of the untutored and tlie crowded city the proper haven for those who have se cured a smattering of the dead lau gauges and a faint understanding of the Pythagorean theorem. The result has been that into the crowded cities Negroes have rushed only to find in most Instilm*es they can hardly have elbow r«M*tu: that race prejudice In creases In proportion as their numbers increase, and that the dreamed of t'u ture of wealth and ease Is. after all but a mirage which leads on to a maelstrom tu which many ultimately * founder. Five Cents a Copy - opportunity or a rneuuie ioi* co operative purchase of much of these more than 78.000.000 acres of unim proved fertile farm lands of the 'south eastern states knocks loudly at the door of the race. It remains to be seen whether it will throw wide the door and admit this golden opportunity or lethargically dream on only to awake after the untutored but industrious hordes from sunny Italy, the bleak plains of Russia or the congested areas of Cermnny have pre-empted these mil lions of acres. Unless the Negro awakes to and seizes the opportunity before him he may be forced—that Is the great majority of them—to repeat sadly: Cleon hath a million acres—not a penny L CAPABLE TRAINED NURSES. Open Field For Afro-American Wom en In Gainful Professional Service. Among the many highly competent trained nurses who are making their mark as leaders in their profession is Miss Mary It. Tucker. R. N.. of Phila delphia. As n graduate she has had considerable experience u'.ong va rious lines of nursing. She was super intendent of the nurses' exhibit at tile emancipation exposition, held in Phil adelphia last September. Miss Tucker Is well informed in hos pital and social service work. Her knowledge of the proper preparation of food for invalids and children has given her recognition from high au thorities in the medical profession. She also has the most recent records showing the progress which the Afro- American graduate nurses have made. Perhaps no other field ofTers greater opportunity for professional service and profitable financial uplift for the young women of our race than that of trained nursing. They seem to have natural gifts for the sickroom, and MISS MAKY R. TCCKKR. wherever they have been given a fair chance in hospitals, homos and chari table Institutions to demonstrate their ability they have made good. I The hope is iudulged that more and more of our young women may fiud employment in the hospitals, sani tariums. orphauages and similar insti tutions established for the bettermeut of humanity. Provident hospital, iu Chicago: the John A. Andrew hospi tal. in Tuskegee. Ala.; Lincoln hospital. In New York: the Frederick Douglass and Mercy hospitals, in Philadelphia, and Freedmen's hospital, in Washing ton. are open fields for the well equip ped trained nurse who loves her call ing. Provident hospital, iu Chicago, was founded twenty years ago with the purpose of affording colored women the nurse's training. It was then the only institution of its kind in this country, except the government hos pital (Freedmen’s). in Washington. Through its earlier years it was man aged by colored people, and even to this time members of both races are ou the staff and board of trustees. It is supported largely by colored people. Its endowment started from the pa thetic bequest of an old colored wom an. who. dying, had just $T>0 to leave after providing for her burial. Her di rection was. “Give It to two charities established for my people.” One-half was given to Provident hospital. The hospital has graduated over 11H nurses and has now lu training twen ty-five colored women. It has cared for a total of more than l-1.000 pa tients iu the wards and 88,000 in the dispensary. These patients have uot l*een all colored persons, but some of all races. From the standpoints of or der. dignt\T and technical • skill, tbs nursing force of this hospital seems to •our.pare more than favorably with hospitals of the same size and class In other citiee where the oursiug is dom by white women.