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Easter Entertainment, Monday, l April 13 at Eureka Hall by toe Masons
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR Number 33 DEARFIELD AND ITS OPPORTUNITIES. The Negros’s Great Chance For Racial Uplift. Deerfield Colony at present embracing 13,500 acres of land with an inexhaustable under flow was started about May 5, iqio, when the first filing in Weld county, Colo., was made. Deerfield,cradled in the Platte river valley in a gently rolling country, some 1200 ft. lower than Denver and whose cli mate is mild and winters and summers at an altitude of 38. JUre extremely pleasant, has %he advantages of two rail - rnatls, the Union Pacific on the north and the Burlington on the South. Platte river with its heavily wooded dis tricts two miles distant fur nishes drift wood, lumber, fuel and quite enough material for the surrounding country, as well as railroad ties for the railroads. No farm in the -district being more than 6 miles from either road. The ■Colony borders on the Em pire lake with a canal whose bottom is 30 ft. wide and whose top is 60 It., carrying a a capacity of 190 sq. ft. of water per minute. The Bijou river is just north of the IMatte river and is within two miles- The townsite contains 384 lots and is surrounded by 545 acre tracts and 16 ten acre tracts. Deerfield whose soil is a black, sandy loam will grow anything and has grown crops of sugar beets, potatoes, corn, rye, barley oats, winter wheat, alfalia and native hay, onions and ill kinds of vegetables- Fruits, as yet, have never been a successful experiment but The Denver Star the possibilities in strawber ries, raspberries and other small berries are good and there is no better place in Col orado for raising hogs, chick ens, truck gardening, ducks and turkeys than here. The heavy native hay grass grows almost without any attention. Dairy farming in this vicinity is an ideal and an inexpensive business. Fish is abundant in the lakes and rivers, and rabbits, ducks and geese hunt ing are the chief winter pas times for the farmers. Deer field farming started three years in advance of the town, making business opportuni ties now for the right people 1 with mere brains than money, j excellent. There is already a -friendly rivalry between the farmers for one to excell the □ EARriELD TOWNSITE 3 SETTLEMENT HELD CO. muc * other in productions; this ac tivity is constantly calling forth improvements in farm and in stock. This increased energy has caused the envious eye of the white neighbor to be cast upon the growing and prosperous Colony. They no longer’tell them and discour age them by saying “you can’t grow this or that and you make a mistake by doing this or that, but they, themselves, have gotten busy doing to keep ahead of Mr. Deerfield Negro. Coal mines are with in 50 miles of Deerfield and coal can be secured at $3.95 per ton at Frederick, Colo., and car load lots ordered by the farmers' reduces the price. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL n, 1914 DEERFIELD HINTS AND DONTS. Deerfeld needs a company of men and farmers to buy a 12 blade steam plow and then rent it out to the farmers or plow their land. Such a plow can plow up ail of Deerfield in a month and with a mort gage on the crops to secure the labor, what a business chance to clip interest cou pons, as $2.50 is paid per acre for plowing. Don’t go go up to Deerfield with more money than common sense, you will lose it before you get the common sense necessary to handle the opportunity. Go up there with the idea of working your own land and not for anybody else, because you only put off your own ad vancement. Others have made the mistake in putting in their crops the first year then know for neighbors, neglectingtheir own cultivation, consequently the results were not so good to their own farms. You must cultivate your own ground. It is foolish to go up there without a team and plowing implements; plowing cost too much. The place needs young men. who are willing to work for two years straight and the results will speak for them selves. In order to encourage the young men and women The Star is giving away lots 28 and 29, block 13 in the townsite to the male and fe male securing the highest number of votes. The lots are next to the proposed post office, adjoining the barber shop and grocery store and immediately across the street from the Franklin Hotel, to be run and managed by Mrs. Clara B. Franklin, who is now on the ground. “What others can and have done we can do."’ This is what the Denver Times says editorially, Feb. 21, ’l4. about Deerfield and its farmers: “In view of the discussion whicn resulted in congress a few days ago when an effort was made to have set aside a portion of the agricultural de partment funds for the en couragement of the Negroes of the country who wish to embark in agriculture it is in teresting to note the energy, thedorethought and the prac tical business' ability of the Colorado Negroes, who not only are making their mark in the agricultural circles of thcstate, but who are plan ?% 1 city of, for and by the I Negroes of the state. In congress great opposition to Jhe appropriation of money for] the Negroes caused post ponement in acting upon a measure before it. |n Colorado the town of Deerfield, situated two miles frofn Masters, off the Union Pacific railroad and in the of the dry land farming dial rict. has been platted Sefires of Negro families have talpen up and proved up hagn£steads in that district. The township project is back ed by O. T. Jackson, messen ger to Gov. Ammons, and one of the most progressive think ers of his race in Colorado. The town will be peopled with Negroes and will be conduct ed by Negroes, who will es tablish a municipal govern ment and will apply to the postoffce department for rec ognition in the form of a post, office. The land is excellent in character and is underlaid with subterranean streams, from which water for irriga tion may be pumped profit ably. Such ambitions and such energy as prompted the pro mulgation of this plan for the betterment of the Negro race and the commonwealth would seem worthy of encourage ment, instead of discourage ment, at the hands of the con gressmen elected to represent the people and to work for the best interests of the coun try, even if they' have the race hatred of the Southerner. he Colorado State Land Hoard has jnsr issued an atlas of Colorado state lands and land laws, the price of wl ich is 25c per copy. Every person murested in buying lands should in vest igate the state's liberal terms. There are 2*5,000 acres ot state land adjoining Dearfleld which can be ght at from $5 to SSO per acre, in *' yearly payments, at t» per cent, n t re is no more government land in ! fi t rfield for homesteads and the state lands are the next opportunity to get .1 home cheap and on easy terms. Ihe Deerfield agency, 2501 Wash ing! on avenue. Denver. Colo., will sell von five and ten-acre tracts of state hi nil on easy payments. Dr. \Y. A. Jones has bought a ten -1 u-re tract in Deerfield settlement, in the S. W. Vi of Sec. 30, T. 4 N.. 01 W. r M. t known as trnct No. I, at the corner of Jackson street anu Thomas avenue. He will begin his improve ments at once and will hereafter be Known as Dr. Jones of Deerfield. Colo. Tin* question of a resident physician for Deerfield has been solved to the satisfaction of the settlers, as Dr. Jones is one of the best physicians in Colorado and we are glad to have been so fortnnate as to have hitn as our physician, and admire his loyalty end sons© as a good citizen. He is as in valuable as a doctor to the settlers as To Be Or Not To Be. Shall We Have a Y. M. C. A.? To the Colored People of Denver, One and All: The life of our Y. M. C. A. is now threatened. Every thing hinges upon our immediate action and payment of the subscriptions pledged one year ago. The headquarters for a seven days grace campaign will open near Five Points Sun day April 19th, at 3:00 p. m., with Dr. J. E. Moorelnad in charge. We especially appeal to the public spirited women of our city and all non-subscribers, who know the worth of such an institution for our men and boys, to come to the rescue. Yours, for a mighty effort, Rev. A. M. Ward Luther Walton T. S. Rector Campaign Mgrs. Dr. Vernon Sways Great Audience With Strong Lecture. No one could hear the great lecture of Dr. W. T, Vernon at Shorter Chapel Thnrsday night of last week and not feel coursing through the audi ence’s heart of hearts, the al ternating currents of inspira tion, gratification and encour agement for the future of the American Negro, as he sway ed the mighty concourse to and fro like a small zephyr si lently moves the leaves in the top of the trees. He spoke on the ‘‘XXth Century Ne gro” and reviewed the past, present and future condition of the down-trodden race. Dr. Vernon visited the pyra mids of Egypt, interpreted the Babylonians Arabics, gath ered facts and conclusions from medieval history,climax ing them with the lessons taught by the European strug gles and calling the audience’s attention to America’s dark lie will be in church work and on the prospective school board. There are opportunities for other tradesmen and professional men. We need a blacksmith and machinist, ce ment manufacturer, druggist, contrac tor and lumber yard. The general store and hotel are under way and the post office is provided foY and will be established as soon as the building is up. Send your coupons in after April 18 and get registered for the free lots to be given away to the most popular man and woman. Get the lot and grow up with Deerfield and be some body. Five Cents a Copy. REV. A M. WARD slavery days, he, in his vivid ly described word picture of the progress of the Negro in in the last 50 years, compared it to the wonderful develop ments in the present day transportation and travel of humanity, held his congrega tion completely spellbound. As examples of this prog ress he named, among many, Frederick Douglass, Henry O. I anner, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Colridge Taylor. I he enthusiasm and appre ciation of the large audience was repeatedly demonstrated by applause. Dr- Vernon is a favorite orator in Denver and has a host of friends here also. His ability and worth are conced ed by all. He is doing a grand work as President of Camp bell College. Indians and Negroes Barred. The Seaman’s Church Insti tute in New York City is call ed "A Harbor for Seaman and Boatman of the World.” In spite of this the assistant superintendent, Rev. C. P. Deems, has stated that Indi ans. and Negroes are barred because the white sailors ob ject to them. Recently Arthur R. Stamen, an Indian, who has been a sailor for five years was refused admittance into t he institute.—The Crisis.