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The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The eidependent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR Number 46 Interesting News Concerning the Race. Negro Saves Life. Atlanta, Ga.—Wiley Brown colored, of 127 North Mary land avenue, assisted by an unidentified white man, fig ured in an heroic rescue of two young men yesterday. The bathers, whose names could not be ascertained, were pulled from the surf 300 yards off the beach at North Caro lina avenue. Scores of spec tatorns. on the Boardwalk and beach, cheered Brown and his companion as they labored with a beach life boat to reach the drowning pair. Land is Basis of Wealth. Montgomery, Ala. —Afro- American farmers own or con trol 5,100,000 acres of land in the state of Alabama alone, or 350,000 more acres than they controlled in 1900. The Afro- American farmers of this state have under control 3,563, 000 acres of improved land, and at the present time they are farming JOWW mofe acres of improved land than they were cultivating in 1900. In ten years the number of race farmers increased 17 3 per cent, and.now they own or control one-fourth of all the farm property in Alabama, having an aggregate value of $97,370.00°, or 10.75 P er cent more farm property that they controlled at the beginning of the ten-year period. Congressman Make It Easy For Crime. Washington, D. C. —Rep- resentative Clark, of Florida, now comes forward with a bill to permit street car conduc tors in this city to carry re volvers and billies to protect themselves against obstreper ous passengers. Of course, this bill is aimed at the Race and the object of giving street car conductors police powers, and right to carry fire arms and billies is to .make it easy for them to beat up Afro- American passengers on the slightest provocation. The "cracker" street car conduc tors here, if thus empowered, would make separate cars un necessary for the reason they could billie or shoot Afro- American attempting to board cars, and then say that it was to preserve order or in self defense. Men of the Race, if the bill became a law, would take to the street cars, feeling that "cracker” con ductors would incite trouble just to get an opportunity to display their police powers and their weapons of defense. France Drop# Color Lino. Paris.— Colored subjects of France are being tried in non combatant posts in the French The Denver Star navy with great success. One hundred Sengalese worked in j the stoke hole of the flagship | of the Mediterranean fleet for two months with entire satis, faction to the admiral in com- , mand. According to the re* , port, the men seemed delight ed with their new occupation. The government of West Af rica has undertaken to supply the Navy Department with a \ draft of 200 Sengalese an- ' nually. Right Always Wins. In God’s world there are no majorities, no minorities. One on God's side is a ma- * jority. This is. the man who. in the face of the nation, avowing his right and endeav- 1 oring by what strength he had in behalf of the wrong, goes down to> Harpers Ferry to fol low up his work. Well, men say he failed. Every man has his Moscow. Suppose he did fail. Eveiy man meets his Waterloo at last. There are 1 two kinds of defeat: Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. Bunker Hill soldiers call a de feat. But liberty dates from it. though Warren lay dead on the field.-Wendell Phillips. 1869. The Jews Did It. The great wholesale dry goods house of H. B. Clafin & Co., has failed and the Jews did it. Years ago A. T. Stewart, the first great dry goods mer chant prince of America, an gered the Jews by refusing to receive them as guests at the 1 Grand Hotel at Saratoga, of which he was the owner. |ewish merchants all over the country combined and in a few years forced him to the wall. The Chafin company is real ly the reorganized Stewart business. Fori years Jewish merchants have been with drawing their trade and when the pinch came Jewish bank ers remembering the insult to their people in the re fused to furnish the money to enable the firm to tide over the trouble. 1 The Jews never forget an 1 injury and who wrongs the race must pay the price. Would that the Afro-Amer ican would learn to punish their enemies.— Th Appeal, ! St. Paul. I ' ■ ■ " — t Oklahoma City.—The Na tional Educational Education- » al Congress has closed its I sessions. 1 he congress wen i on record as being opposed to . some of the late day styles in ! dress, against Sunday base- j ball and the use of intoxica- < ting liquors. j DENVER, COLORADO, MTURDAY, JULY 25, 1914 Negroes Have Rich Mines Kansas City.—D. L. Jack son, who passed through this city enroute to the coast, is one of the most interesting citizens in New Mexico. Early in 1895, after working in and around mines, he went to White Oakes, N. M., and with two other men took an option on two mining proper ties known as the North and Castle Homestake Mines. These fproperlies had been worked for a time by an easf ern syndicate, but were con sidered worthless. Mr. Jack son and his associates opened them up and after ten years’ labor have on them a 20- stamp mill and a ioo-ton cyanide plant. 1'hey also dis covered coal about three miles away and have, erected an electric plant that supplies power to both mill and mine. It is said that their daily out put is 75 tons and that they supplied White Oakes with its first electric lights and power. Lynches Black “Mammy.” Charleston. S. C., July 17. — When a mob numbering more than one hundred and fifty took Mrs. Rosa Carson from the jail at Orangeburg. 'Su'h-' day and brutally lynched her, they not only again placed a bloody mark against the South, but they upset two cherished traditions; one that the South revered its "Black Mammies,” that college towns were immune from “lynch law." Rose Carson was “mam my” to the child whose death, after an alleged caused the terrible outrage and Orangeburg boasts of many institutions of learning. It is the same old story of a bloodthirsty hand of “crack ers” made bold by the fiend ish hatred of the Afro-Ameri can by Cole Blease* the gov ernor, only theso-called cause was a little unusual. D. F. Hells (notethe name) hot tempered child, was cor rected by its nurse. Later it was taken ill and died and she was thrown into jail. The many years of devotion of "mammy” for the child and the rapidity with which some diseases carry off human beings were forgotten as the mob swung the innocent and defenseless woman’s body from a telegraph pole. But what cared they when the governor sanction s such crimes. Negro is Night Clerk. Lakewood, N. J. —A. B. John son, a young Negro whose mother lives in this town, is employed at the Tak-aYou- Sha Hotel Far Rockaway, N. Y. He is the only colored employee, but his employer has such implicit confidence in him that recently young Johnson was made night clerk, which carries the responsibil ity of being in charge of the hotel from 7 p. m. until 7 a. m. Several white employees are subordinate to the night clerk. Mob Destroys Valuable Property of Negroes In City of Brotherly Love. No Excuse Given. . J A riotous mob of more than a thousand people; all of wAm are white, placed in jedlardy the lives of five A'fifc-Americans; broke all widows and in various other partly destroyed the pirOficrty of Mrs. Mary E. Montague, 1994 N. St. Ber 'nard St., West ' Philadelphia, Pa. The trouble grew out of "Mrs Montague purchasing a 1 house in a neighborhood, in which it seems ,Afro Ameri i cans are not wanted, began , 00 Saturday when the family 1 took possession and continued ohtjl Tuesday night when their aggravated neighbors - formed a mob, whose business it seems was to "rid the neigh , borhood of the niggers." so as to speak, The occupants were first an noyed by the small children who threw fire works on the pQCch, at the windows and on the occupants. The gang of children were supplemented 1 prnnltun tiUjur threatening crowds were an • uoying the new neighbors 1 nightly. Growing bolder, on Tuesday night the mob began 1 to use b. icks, stones and after wards firearms to demolish the property, threatening the ’ occupants with death if they 1 remained on the premises un til the evening of the follow - ’ ing day,Wednesday. A lone • policeman who responded in : answer to the call when ac- quainted with the conditions • sent in a "riot call," two wag -1 on loads of officers answering, who restored order aftermuch disorder and excitement. Strange to say no patrol . man was anywhere near dur ing the two hours this mob I threatened thd lives of these people, notwithstanding help ■ had been asked for Sunday. It is hinted by some, too, : that the police were in sym f pathy v. ith the mob and stay- I ed out of the way purposely. ‘lt was dreadful," said Miss 1 Irene Montague,when speak ing of the affair, "We never thought there would be so trouble over nothing. Mother ‘ didn’t know that the neigh bors would object to us. We 1 bought the honse through a colored agent and the former owner never in any way led us to believe that we would not be agreeable neighbors. . It was not until we were mov i ing in that I found out there would be any objection to us, ihe children calling us names, I and a few of the neighbors making.insulting remarks.” The Department of Public Safety has promised that a thorough investigation will be made. Several plain clothed men and detectives have been detailed to apprehend the cul , pits. The Philadelphia Branch of the Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple is actively interested in the case, and have had an in vestigator on the scene, who has gathered some very im portant data. U. S. Supreme Southern Judge Dies. Friend of Negro. The death of Associate Jus tice Lurton leaves a vacancy on the bench oj the Supreme Court of the United States. The only thing we remember distinctly about the late jus tice’s judicial career in the Supreme Court is that he join ed with Mr. Justice Holmes in an opinion which dissented from the majority opinion of the court written by Mr. Jus tice Hughes, which held that certain Alabama contract la bor laws were unconstitutional because under them involun tary servitude or pepnage was latticed.- —* It s the duty of every Neg- I ro lawyer, journalist and in telligent man of affairs, to look carefully into the record Of every name proposed for nomination to this vacancy, with special reference to his views on race segregation, pe onage, ‘Jim crow” cars, and the enforcement of the war amendments. Now is the time to be watchful as never before. The Negro newspa pers can show their usefulness by being vigilant at this time. Keep tab on them. White Man’s Joke Is Death of Old Negro. Hebron, Md.—Benjamin Goxlee, an old Nepro, 71 years old, is dead, as the result of what is claimed to be a prac tical joke perpetrated by Jos. Darby and George Slopps, two young white men. with whom Gozlee had been drink* ing. Darby said that Gozlee be came stupified from drink and they could not arouse him. lhe oil from a kerosene lamp was poured on his clothing and ignited, and before the flames could be extinguished Gozlee was burned so severe ly he died in a few minutes. 1 he two white men were taken to Salisbury, Md., and confined in the county jail, charged with causing the old man's death. Darby assum - ed sold responsibility, claim ing the deed was intended as a practical joke and that he and Slopps were and had al ways been friendly toward Gozlee. . The Negroes of the community are demanding that the full penalty of the law be visited upon Darby and Slopps because of the heinous nature and disastrous result of the so-called “prac tical joke." K:vx Cinti a Cor?. i SOUTH EXTENDS WILLING HAND Affords Race Greater Chance Than the North. In Many Fialda of Endeavor th« Col ored Man of th« Former Slave 8tates Is Outstripp : ng His Brother In the North—Politic* 1 Recognition Will Follow Industrial Advance. By RALPH W. TYLER. Washington.—To one who makes a tour of the south to study carefully conditions in so far as they hare an ef fect upon the present and future mate rial progress of the Negro race, the fact that the race in the south is very rapidly outstripping the race in the north, educationally as well as Indus trially and commercially, is most im pressive. I have Just completed my third trip into the heart of the south as a representative for and in the interest of the National Negro Business leagued the wonderfully effective organisation Dr. Booker T. Washington conceived and organized. On the three trips 1 covered more than 25,000 miles, visited isolated farming communities as well as the congested cities. To the close ob server, and my twenty years’ connec tion with the fourth estate has made me a close observer, the apparent op timism, in spite of restrictions and dis criminations, prevailing among the Ne groes of the south in contradistinction to the apparent pessimism prevailing among Negroes of the north compels first astonishment and then hope. In practically every Negro home, every office and every business estab lishment in the south one visits the visitor becomes conscious of the in visible motto, “Enthusiasm is a corn motto expresses the sentiment of only the really earnest, hopeful and strenu ously active class. In the same places before mentioned I found a photograph of Dr. Booker T. Washington. No one will attempt to deny that the Negro in the south is grossly discrimi nated against or that he is denied cer tain citizen rights, but from all I saw and learned on my trip these have served as an accelerant rather than a deterrent to race progress, paradoxical as it may seem. In politics the Negro in the south is practically a nonentity, but in the trades, professions and in business he la becoming a virile fac tor. And jnst in proportion as he in creases respect for himself because of advancement along industrial and com mercial lines I found political restric tions for the Negro becoming less re strictive. For instance. In one south ern city I met a most enterprising and substantial Negro business man, whom the best white citizens of the city had urged to become a candidate for mem ber of the city council from a ward in which the whites largely outnumbered the blacks. He refused, however, to comply with their request, stating that the office would interfere with his business: that It could .serve as no ad vantage. 'while it might prove a disad vantage. No white man in that com munity enjoys higher respect from white men than he. and the judgment of no white man In that community on business matters Is more highly re spected and followed than that of this Negro who declined the urgent request of white men to become their candi date for the city council in a southern city where the whites outnumber the Negroes three to one. On this trip I also learned that the number of Negroes who qualify and vote each year is increasing, and to such an extent that the framers and supporters of the “grandfather” clause, which permits the white progeny of Confederate solidera to vote without complying with the educational quali fication, while denying the same right to Negroes, have begun to realise that the educational qualification is serving as a positive Incentive to Negro educa tion and a deplorable retards nee for what are termed in the south the “poor whites,” for the reasou that the chil dren -of the “poor whites,” knowing that they are exempted from the opera tion of the educational test, are not ac cepting the unrestricted, for them, op portunities for education with anything like the avidity with which Negro children pursue education. I also learned that the whites are not in the least alarmed over the in creasing number of Negroes who vote each year, but on the contrary, la many communities, white dtlaens who desire to build up the commercial and educational prestige of the south are encouraging the Industrious, thrifty. In telligent Negro to pay his poll tax and qualify as an elector.