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The “Denver Star” has die Largest Circulation amofg the 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 YEA* Number 84 Interesting News Concerning the Race. Savannah, Ga— Bartow F Powell, a farmer of Baker county, Georgia, recently sold t;oo bales of cotton at 80 cents a pound. The amount of the sale was more than $20,000. Dallas Negro Youth to Haro Playground. Dallas. Texas.—The city has recently purchased a large plot of ground near the Negro high school on Cockran street and another tract near Gard ner baseball park to be used for parks and playgrounds for colored children. The colored people are 4 commending the project, but will insist that these institu* tions be modern. Civil Rights BU in Pa. Leg islature. Harrisburg, Pa. —By a vote of 138 to 34 the House of Rep resentatives has paaaed the Stein civil rights bill, making it a misdemeanor tor Urn pro • prieter of' ea'y-twilMiii.ith»s*eo or restaurant to discriminate against any person on account of race', creed or color. Policeman Gets Job Back With Back Pay. Philadelphia, Pa.—l. T. Garnett, 1725 Addison street, has been reappointed to the police force and handed a warrant for all back pay ac cruing since his discharge. This action follows a de cision by the Supreme Court that a discharged policeman can be reinstafed. 17 Yr. Old-Negro in Oratori cal Contest. Somerville, N. J. —Paul T. Robeson, 17 years old, a mem ber of the senior class at Som erville high school, was unan imously selected to represent his school in the oratorical contest to be held at Rutgers College on Saturday after noon May r. between the rep resentatives of sixteen New Jersey high schools. Ohio to* Entertain K. of P. Sup tame Lodge. Columbus, O. —The • ma chinery for making ready to beheld in this city in August, was set in • motion last week. Knights of Pythias through out the country, when they come to Columbus next Au gust, will find that the entire state of Ohio is to be the host, rather than this city alone. The incorporation last week, under the laws of the State of Ohio, of the "Supreme Lodge Entertainment- Committee/' marked the beginning of ac tive step* to prepare for the receptiM of the Supreme oSST C n£k C * l * art * t The Denver Star White Women Fakes Story of Assault. Another alleged outrage by Negroes proved to be a can ard of the worst sort when Adelle Ginnsz, a white woman declared to police officers that she had been attacked at the corner o( Meridian and Ohio streets, a centrally located spot, by three Negroes, two men and one woman, and dragged to a vacant lot near by. She declared in her care fully rehearsed cock-and-bull story that something white had keen thrown over her head, her shoulndrs bared, and pins stuck in her body by her assailants. It was just a year ago that the officers had been fed upon a similar storey a young tel ephone operator so they were inclined to take the Ginnsz woman's story with salt. She was swathed in bandages and to all appearances was suffer ing from severe injuries. In vestigation followed, but after TCJTcC Xu * confessed that the tale was a fabrication. The other wo man's story was told that she might escape paying a board bill, but the detectives could not discover the reason for the fabrication by Miss Ginnsz. Second Highest in Civil Ser vice fVMw—tiow - Chicago. 111. —Miss Mae Coleman, one of the brightest little girls in the city, has again demonstrated her abiii ty as an expert stenographer. Miss Coleman was at one time a stenographer for Alderman Oscar DePriest. She took examination in a civil service, passed and secured a position to work during the “war fe ver" with Mexico last year. This running out she took a state examination and secur ed a position at Springfield, 111., at the State Capitol build ing. Just a few days ago Miss Coleman took another Fed eral civil service examination and made the second highest average with a hundred or more taking. Miss Coleman is undoubtedly one of the best examples of energetic young womanhood in our midst and the young women who com - plain of the lack of opportun ito can do no better than pat tern after this remarkable young woman. —Defender. Nashville, Tenn.—ln the passing of Mrs. Anna Dickson the aged mother of Dr. R. H. Boyd, the race loses an inesti mable character. She leaves 3 sons, one Dr. R. H. Boyd, one of the best-known men in public life is the founder of the National Baptist Publish ing House; the other two. Rev. &MIMWI J. Dickson and Mr. Denver, Colorado, Saturday, may i, 1913 Votes Clinch The Nails. EVERYMAN TO HISPOST MONDAY Negroes Prepare to Stop Unfair Treatment. They Make Choice of School Directors, Endorsed hr Colored Pro tective League. Now Do Your Part. t — * Every School House a Voting Place. 4 — Dear Friends and Voters: — V On the eve of the greatest cejhtest ever known in Den ver in which Negro voters are tor take such an active and prominent part. The Star’s last word and direct appeal to you is to stand by the men selected to help yourself. These men favor and will look after yoor children's welfare. They are honest, capable and efficient .and have been endorsed by the best body ot representative people in Denver, the Color ed Protective League. Do not let anything keep yog from the polls, go early and advise your friends what the election of these directors mean in the Negro taxpayers and’ Negro parents. Our very existence is at stake, whether we continue to.fight by your votes. If you think we have stood by you fearlessfy. clinch the nails with your votes for jonel and Barry. Dear voters, you know how the Star and tfca Protective league have been nailinsr and drivinor without of harmonv. progress BEN B. JONES election wheh there are 61 graded schools and 8 high schools with 802 colored pupils attending them and not one janitor, engineer, fireman nor truant officer of color employed? No not even a man to occasionally pick dandelions in the back yard of any of the remotest school*. Does not your taxes suggest and cause you to think of the $1,500,000 expended yearly without the slightest chance of a dollar of that big sum ever reaching the pocketbooks of the Negro? Why not clinch those nails and change the flow of the money to you and yours by voting your interest? - Think of this rank discrimination! Absolutely no con sideration given Negro labor in any capacity in the entire school system in Denver! Pray, how long will you let this continue when by your voting and your friends votes Monday you can and will change these wrongs, destroy many present evils and help to up root the weeds of prejudice and injustice. The children's interest demand it, the city, county and state require it and you owe this duty to God and man. Our candi dates. Messrs Ben B. Jones and 11. J. Barry are pledged to fair'and equal treatment to us in the school graduations, in the class rooms, upon the playgrounds, in the dis- tribution of labor and in all the operations of the school sys. tem/ THERE WILL BE NO FAVORITES. Even mix ed schools with mixed teachers are possible and probable, if any Negro boy or girl desires to qualify. Get your friends and go to the polls, if you believe in the Star and vote ac cording to the best judgment of \our representative men'and that is for Ben B. Jones and Hairnet J. Barry. Colored Protective League Endorses Ben B. Jones and Halmet J. Barry at Nippon Hall. i.o close -oserver ot the school candidates wno tnought well enough of the suffrage of the Negroes to be interested in their welfare would be be mistaken as to whom appeared Tuesday Night before a crowd of Colored People at 2041 Champa St. The candidates were subjected to all kinds of questions relating to our school svstenvwhich the audience eagerly asked. These are the candidates that appeared— Ben B. Jones, Hansel J. Barry, John f; Rot ruck, Jeanette (CottiMMd on Nftit) and protection into racial boards of in justice, big)i|M| and color blindness. You know the Negro was com pelled towMI wedges of fair play and equality jgjfHt ever insisting wood of caste, di*Ctfjfti.ition a«d wrong done us room as prac- Does it need more argument^ to show and convince you the necessity of your individual voting (.clinching ‘the! nails with votes) especially at this school HALMET J. BARRY COLOR LINE IN RELIGION. A LETTER TO BILLY SUNDAY.. Dr. Francis J. Grimke, welll known colored clergyman ofl the District of Columbia, has' been writing to Mr. ‘Billy" Sunday as follows: “I am a colored clergyman. I see that you are to be in our city on the 18th of this month. 'Race prejudice is rampant in this city, it flaunts itself every where. Has Christianity no message on the subject? Is this evil, this ever-growing evil that is doing almost more than anything else to destroy the self-respect and to in crease the burdens of ten mil lions of colored in this coun try, to go unrebuked by the representatives of religion? Will you not say a word on the subject, while you are in our midst? I notice that you have been striking with sledge hammer blows some of the great evils of today —intem perance, impurity, gambling, the lust of gold, frivolity, po litical corruption, the tobacco habit, and the like. Will it be asking to much of you to' turn for a moment to this gi gantic evil. RACE PREJU DICE. and deal it ako one of sledge-hammer blows? It f* difficult to get aby one to speak on the subject. All seem to be afraid. A short while ago we had a Bible con ference in our city. It was at tended by some ot the most distinguisned representatives of Christianity in the country and even from abroad. For most among these represen tatives was the Rev. G. Camp bell Morgan, of England. I wrote to him; called his atten tion to the subject; begged him to say a word on it, but he skulked away like a cow ard without opening his lips. And'what is true of him is true of the great majority of the men who fill the white pulpits of the land, North as well as South. They are a set o: moral cowards. From what I have read of you, how ever, 1 am led to think differ ently. The Christianity which you possess seems to have sufficient power in it to stiffen up a man’s backbone and to take out of h m the craven spirit that fears the face of man. I seem to recognize in your ringing words the daunt less spirit of Peter and John and the other apostles as BEWARE OF GRAFTERS. Attempt Made to Hurt Denver STAR In Its Fight On Graft. The STAR has been reliably informed that a tall dark man with a heavy mustache baa been collecting money in the name jrf the STAR from the candidates for a “write up” to appear therein. The STAR knows nothing of such transactions and has authorised no person to deal for it. except its staff. Let the public investigate all newspaper men of the abeve description conning from Pueblo. If any candidate or person will give any reliable information suffi cient to arrest the thief, the STAR w* gladly prosecute him to the feUrnt extant of the law e|fc pleasure. Kfcedßy KIVK CINTS A COfY. they stood before the Jewish officials and said: We must obey God rather than man.’ A clear, strong utterance from you on the subjeet at the National Capitol will greatly help matters." We regret to say that Mr. Sunday has not seen fit to an swer this letter. The Norfolk (Va.) Journal & Guide, a colored paper, has these few facts on the results of residential segregation. "The exponentsof race seg regation claim that the color ed people ‘want to live among white people because of a de sire to associate with them.' That is decidedly untrue. Colored people object to being segregated because it deprives them of municipal protection; the sanitary laws are not enforced with due re gard for their health; the money, that they pay in taxes is usurped for the benefit of white communities; their streets are unpaved, and, in case of fire, the fire fighting apparatus cannot reach their property. They have inade quate police protection and the streets are not properly lighted. An example: When Huntersville and- Barbours ville were annexed to Nor folk, the boundaries were ex tended to cover enough of adjoining white wards so as preclude forever the possibili ty of Negro votes ever con trolling the revenue from Negro taxable values. Taxes were raised ioo per cent and $370,000 were appropriated for street improvements in the ward, but not one dollar of it was spent for paving or curbing of a single street in the colored section of the ward.’ Another colored paper, the Cincinnati (Ohio) Union edit ed by W. P. Dabney, is mak ing a brave fight in Cincin nati against the evident anxi ety of the colored people of that city to segregate and “Jim-Crow" themselves. It says: ' "Instead of fighting to put competent teachers of our race in the mixed schools a few ambitious and selfish peo ple, backed up by those who did not know and could not know, for they doubtless nev er had the opportunity of learning, succeeded in estab lishing the Colored School. "The white board now finds it a necessity! The Colored people have to all intents and purposes shown that they want segregation.