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The Denver Star has the Largest Circulation among Colored People. 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 35 Interesting News Concerning the Race. DEMOCRATS TO OUST NEGROS JULY 4. Washington, D. C.—Em ployes of the race in several branches of the government service here fear che present appropriation bill means the of many of them from the service on and after July i, The new appropria tion bill provides for a reduc tion of the force in several of fices, and it the rule adopted the ist of last July obtains many know they are doomed, ane the scheme appears to them like a Democratic one to ge t rid of faithful and effic ient employes. The new ap propriation bill provides for 231 fewer employes in the Pension office. In this office there are many efficient clerks and messengers who fear the ax will fall heaviest upon them. In the Auditor for the In terior 13 iiybyw will be dropped July x. Last July when the new Democratic Auditor ftoin Virginia reduc ed his force he especially se lected four efficient race em ployes to be dismissed. In the office of the Auditor for the War Department a reduction of seven $1,400 clerks and five $1,200 clerks is provided for. There are many clerks of the race in this office who are fearing the re duction is aimed particularly at them, and no one here doubts it. In the office of Auditor for the Post Office Department, where segregation is rife, a reduction of 25 employes is provided for. In this office their are 75 or 100 colored emyloyes, and they fear the 25 reduction means 25 of their number will go. To date the policy of this has been to promote none of them and to ■ drop them whenever a reduc tion of force is provided for in the appropriation bill. Thus it wiil be seen that employes ■ of color have just grounds for fear on July 1. —Chicago De fender. Jacksonville. Fla. —A read er of The Chicago Defender writing from Charleston. S. C., is authority for the statement that a bill will be introduced at the next session of the leg islature of several Southern States making it. compulsory for every Afro-American to take off his hot when riding in street oars and passing through railroad cars, in halls and churches or any other place when white women are present. This action is brought about by the fact that sevfcral white residents returning from trips North are annoyed be causrfthe men of color do not bow and cringe every 'time they see a White woman ap • proach. The Denver Star WOMAN OF FINE MUSICAL TALENT Success of Miss S. B. Ander son es i Vocalist AMBITIOUS FROM CHILOHOOD Btsps In the Carter of a Persistent Btudent of Music Who Has Mastered the Profession and Founded a Con servatory—Toured Europe With the McAdoo Company. Daytona. Fla.—That “music hath charms" is well demonstrated in the life of Miss S. Bell Anderson of this town, who is regarded as one of the finest vocalists among our people in this country. Miss Anderson has the distinction of being one of the few women of the race who has appeared before the crowned heads of Europe as well as before some of the most noted men and women in America. Richmond. Va., Is the place of her birth, but she received her early edu cation in Springfield, Mass., as her parents moved to that place when she was but a child. In early life she ex hibited rare musical talent and was encouraged by her parents and placed under some of U»s boat musical Lnatrue tPfW-ta tbet pan sf-tM Ujk Bhw took Instrumental music, ss well as voice culture. Iler sweet soprano voice soon attracted atteution. and from time to time she appeared in va rious concerts in Springfield. It is of interest to know that when Miss Anderson first appeared in a pub lic concert site was so small that she had to be put upon a table in order to gain a view of her audience. This concert was in one of the leading white churches in Springfield. The newspa pers of that city gave her nn extensive writeup and predicted that in her voice she j>o*u*tws«Hl a fortune. When she reached womanhood she started out under the management of G. Grant Williams, although she had been ac tively engaged in concert work prior to this, because at the age of fifteen she was drilling and training the Donizetti club, which was composed of some of the leading young women In Spriug field. Having appeared In some of the lend ing cities In the United States, making good aud at the same time making a reputation. It was decided on a trip abroad. Site entered the late O. M McAdoo concert company, which was planning a trip around the world. She was soon put to the front as one of the lending singers. In England she made many friends and admirers. Aft er going through England. Africa and New Zealand she returned to thin country via California. It was while on this tour thnt Miss Anderson up pen red before kings, princes and oth er crowned heads of the old world. While en route from New Zealand to Tasmania. Australasia, the ship she was a passenger on was lost at sea for three weeks. During this time the food and water supply gave out. It was the hardships of this trip that caused her to resolve to give up con cert work and return home aud devote her time and talent to music at home. She decided to dedicate her talent to the musical development of her race. A few years ago Miss Anderson de elded to accept a position with Mrs M. K. Itethune of the Daytona Indus trial School For Girls. Her musical talent brought many friends to the school, and her concerts given with the students were among the finest ever held lu this section of the country, in order to better render service to the people she resigned her position at the Daytona Industrial school nml o|ietied a musical conservatory in Daytona. During the tourist season she sings In the leading hotels on the eust coast before some of the wealthiest people of the country, such as John I>. Roekefel ler, who speiU words of praise for her work. The conservatory Is conducted in a neat little cottage located ill one of tln most fashionable parts of the city. It Is patronized by a large number ol young people. In addition to this worl* Miss Anderson Is leader of the choir of the New Mount zllon Bnptlst church, of which the R#v. H. Holman Is pas tor. Under her direction is one of the host choirs In the state. She has giv en lectures and conducted concerto in Baltimore and other large oitlea. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914 Bishop Scott Interviewed by Reporter of Amsterdam News Says Liberia The Only Place On Coast For Colored People. The Kt. Rev. I. B. Scott, who enjoys the distinction of being the only colored bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, arrived here last Sunday from Liberia, West Coast of Africa. In an interview with a representative of this pa per the bishop was asked: “Has Sam’s scheme to carry col' ored Americans to the Gold Coast been heard of in Liberia, and is it approved?” The Bishop smiled and said:“Yes I heard of it before leaving, but I do not think much attention is being paid to it. I was informed that he sold some stock on his steamships project at Marshall, Liberia. The under standing there is that American colored men are not wanted in any English territory. The fact is Ido not know any sec tion, except Liberia, where they are either needed or wanted. You see under such a form of government as this the people develop an independent spirit that unsuits them for the conditions that prevail for the most part in European coun tries. I suppose the democratic form of government prevail ing here is responsible.” Continuing Bishop Scott said: “I should just like to speak also of jhe splendid service being rendered Liberia by such Americans of Major C. A. Young of the United States Army, Major Wilson Ballard, Captain R. H. Newton and two or three other military men that were sent out to organize and comatanil the Liberian frontier force. They have shown themMhdfafnot only good organiz ers but g\Jod fighter' They great-things for Li beria.” Bishop Scott was also asked: "What is the attitude of the Liberians regarding the coming of Americans?” The bishop said: “I think I can safely say. they are welcomed. The thoughtful people of the country feel that new blood and en ergy are absolutely necessary to the highest developement of the country. Some go so far as to say that it is the country’s only hope.’’ Another question put to the bishop was: "What class of colored people from the States are mostly needed?" “Generally speaking," the bishop said, "the intelligent class, that is, people who are prepared to do something for themselves and for the general uplift and who will work. Of course, it cannot be expected that all who go will be genius es, like T. J. R. Faulkner, who can inaugurate a telephone system or an ice factory, repair electric boats, steamboats or do most anything else that is necessary, but mechanics, law yers, doctors, diligent farmers, etc. It would be better that they have some money, but in case Liberia needs men who can do something for themselves that will contribute to the general good. There is room and need for all suck. I have noticed that both President Barclay and President Howard seem only too glad to utilize the services of the qualified man." The News man also asked -vhat percentage of govern mental affairs are controlled by native colored men? Bishop Scott sa r d: ,‘There are only four white men connected with the government and they are in the Customs Department as a result of the stipulation of the recent loan. Aside from the few colored men in official life who have gone there from other countries, all Liberian officials from the president down are native black men. either of the Americo Liberian class or of the aboriginees, the former are, of course, largely in theimajority.” While in New York the bishop ana Mrs. Scott were the guest of Rev. Dr. W. H. Brook, pastor of St. Mark's M. E. church, and Mrs. Brooks. 316 West 53d street. Negro Porters Win Over Full Crew Law. Indianapolis, Ind., April 17, Railroad trainmen won a vic tory in the courts here in the test case bronght by the State Railroad Commissioners a gainst the railroad company for violation of the state law governing a full crew upon passenger trains. The point In contention was to the effect that the.porters were not cap able. The complainant prov eii however, that he was fully qualified and stood the best examination and performed his duties well and should not be discriminated against. Any discrimination should be un lawful and unconstitutional. I'he judge upheld the rail way commissioners and de cided there should be no fav oritism of races. R. Williams and R. J Holloway of Chica go were witnesses in the case. Refutes the Story of Discrimination In The U. S. Army. A Chaplain Gives Reasons Why Some Soldiers Become Dissatisfied. NashAille, Tenn. —In a let ter written by W. W. E. Glad, den. Chaplain of the 24th U- S. Infantry, to the Nashville Globe, he says an occasional article in the race papers of the states, purporting to come from some member of the 24th U. S. infantry and give the truth of a condition that is now obtaining in that regi ment. These articles are so misleading, and so far from the truth and do such an in justice to the good name of the regiment now stationed in the Phillipine Islands, that he feels to try and state the facts. That quite a number of men express themselves as being dissatisfied is true, but it is due to the cutting of the double time for services in the Phillipine Islands. But this cannot be a case of preju dice, as it cuts off the double time of all the men in the army. They do not like ser vice on Corregidor . because it is an island and is cut off the mainland so that they can not go as often as they would like to. But this cannot be due to any prejudice for the 24th Infantry, as there are seven companies of C. A. C., and two companies of engi neers stationed there also. The regiments that are sta tioned in the islands are re cuited up to full strength. This is up to 150 men per company of infantry. To this a large number of recruits have been enlisted. There is no doubt but that many of these men are averse to hard work of any kind even in civil life. Many of them have no knowledge of the require ments of a soldier. They have but a vague idea of the re sponsibility that will fall upon them as soldiers. These men being averse to work thought the Army a good place to while away time and at the same time get three meals each day. These loafers in civil life can run from place to place but in the army they can not do so, hence they voice their displeasure by putting their tales of woe into the pa pers, that will print their hard luck stories without giving their names. The army is the last place for the lazy, shiftless, spend thrift, who has no self-control and who resorts to all kinds of tricks to live up to a SSO style on an $iS income. This kind of a man soon becomes a pet ty thief, a derelict gncJ dis gruntle and then writes those long hardluck stories in the papers for revenge. I would would advise this kind of a man not to ask enlistment in in the army, or in army life his weakness will not be able to stand the test of mannood required in the service, he Kite Cents a Copt. will soon become amenable for dicipiline and suffer the the consequences. In the army every man is thrown on his own responsibility for the developement and keeping of his own manhood, and if he is not made of the right kind of stuff he is soon in bad straits. In the army he is re quired to obey, app ar clean and respectful at all times and all places, in fact, to be a man ly man. He is given a chance when he makes mistakes, but after due time if he continues to go astray, he suffers the result of his reckless course. So you can see that the army is not the place for those who do not make good a civil life. A good citizen will make a good soldier, and vice versa. —The Philadelphia Tribune. School For Eighth Regiment Corps. W ashington, D. C. —In- struction camps for medical officers and noncommissioned officers of the- sanitary corps of the National Guard will be established this year, it was announced at the War depart ment recently. Among the places designated was Fort Sheridan, Illinois, where the camp will be maintained May 24 to 30 for Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mich igan, North Dakota and South Dakota. Nashville, Tenn.—Another high court has decided against the unAmerican policy of se gregating whites and blacks. This time the decision comes from North Carolina, being the Supreme Court’s delcara tion of Invalidity against an ordinance enacted by the city of Winston-Salem: Baltimore has tried segre gation repeatedly; two differ ent ordinances have been thrown out by the courts and a third will soon be subject to judicial action. Norfolk has attempted the same action and a test there is expected soon. The policy of segregationdoes not appeal to the open-mind ed. At the same time there should be consideration felt for those who feel the grind of the condition these ordi nances are designed to relieve. It is no mere theory which confronts many of these com munities. But where would segrega tion lead to if indulged in at will by the majority in a com munity? If a council has pow er to crowd the race together by themselves, what could there be to prevent a majority enforcing segregation upon any other race, group or creed whose standing in the com munity might not be the high est? Virtually these ques tion appear to have been rais ed by the North Carolina court. In the long run. it is prob able that the problem which a segregation ordinance is de signed to solve will take care of itself. At any rate, it is not well to adopt a remedy which, in the last analysis, is is worse than the original af fiction.