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The Masons at East Turner Hall, April 24
McDaniel Sisters and Company Admission 35c. The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR Numbei [32 Rev. P. J. Price Breaks Ground for New Cen tral Baptist Church. Hi* Record Excel* all other* of Central Pastors. Central Baptist Church e lected Rev. P. .1 Price, pastor # in February tQ13 to ta^e charge of the church and its affairs. When he came to 1 leaver things were in a cha otic condition, and by dili gently working and vigorous ly applying himself to the knotty problems presented, he soon made his efforts tell. Hr increased the various aux diaries to the church and toihe y old ones found.he gave new life numerically and financially as well as having added to them new features. A record of REV. F. J. FKICE winning souls. Inis been estab lished by him, he. alone hav ing in a recent spiritual reviv al, caused 14 accessions lor Christ in 10 days. His atten tion is now turned to the new 1 structure to be known as the "New Central" which is soon to become a reality- Itev. Price,after many predecessors has been the lirst pastor to break the ground of the cor ner lots at 24th and California Sts while not boasting of his achievements in life nor tr) I ing to seek fame and notorie ty, he has every reason to feel proud of his accomplishments while in Denver. He believes in and preaches a risen Savior *Wc must congratulate Cen tral's pastor for his success and progressiveness. He is a zealous man, with an enviable future before him He has a chance of his life time to mane Central Baptist the most pop ular church in Denver. Its location and facilities for easy access puts it in a class liy it self. The Reverend has ac complished much good since iqi > thru the help of his loyal f deacons and faithful members The public likes to hear him speak, evidenced by the ever increasing crowd every Sun day nighc. The public will tvclcome the new structure and will encourage them by giving their substantial help. Colored Soldier Killed In Brawl. Del Rio, Texas,—This state adds anoilier disgrace to its name by a sheriff killing Pri vate Wade of Company C, 24th Infantry, on Saturday night. Down in the segregat ed districts where white men prey upon the women of the Race; where the law winks at crime committed by them; where schools and churches are forced to be in districts where are houses of ill fame used only by white men who keep their “wenches.” several soldiers wandered into this section. 1 lie uniform of an Afro-American is an eyesore to a Texan and for him to be seen in a district where white c rackers 1 hold forte,” where the bodies of Race women are owned by these "red necks,” aroused their hatred. The soldiers on being invited to the home of one of their own women did not hesitate to en ter. They had no more than arrived in the house when word was sent to the sheriff that "nigger” soldiers were down among their wenches. Ranger Barler and Almond, sheriffs, seven feet, weighing 210 pounds with two revolvers on their hip, accompanied by others of his ilk. came to the house and demanded that they leave and that quickly. The soldiers could see no rea son why a white min could make them to dance to their music and hes'tated about leaving. Almond then drew his pistol and Wade remon strated. saying he was a sol dier and citizen and had a right to be in the house after being invited. Such courte ous language was too strong for the sheriff and with his hot blood, that a soldier to him was the same as a dog, opened fire anil killed Wade instantly. A corner's inquest was held and the mockery of it all was that Almond killed the soldier in self defense and did his duty. It has been im possible to leatu why it was that it was not made public that one of the white sheriffs was killed: but it is definitely known that one was sent to his long home. However, it is the custom here in this neck of the woods to suppress the fact when a member of the Race kills a white man, but the daily papers and the As sociated Press always prints it that a Negro gets killed, in many instances a member of the Race gets his man and gets away but this never reaches the daily press. At any rate the fever Is rampant here, so that if you must die. take one with you, the ulti mate solution of white men unmercifully killing members of the Itace. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY. APRIL 22, 1916 Water Seeks Its Level DENVER AFTER BEST Republican County Chairman Casts Off Nisbei- Booth. Be Not Deceived, Brains Will Tell. Non-partisan Means Non-partisan. IN TIMES LIKE THESE, GOD GIVE US MEN. In Wednesday night’s Times April 12, Chairman Geo. W. Steele said that the "Republican organization will not i take any part whatever in the campaign for a change of gov ernment in Denver’’. The opening of the Colorado build ing headquarters, according to local Republican leaders, j means that the Republican organization will not support the Booth Amendment. This is a statement made by the county chairman of the Republican Comm ttee of Denver. So as far as the Republican organization is concerned this fight is non-partisan. Then why are certain N-gro politi cans both men and women going around attempting to de. ceive innocent and well meaning Negro Republicans, that by voting for Speer you vote a democratic ticket? There are just as many Republicans, if not more supporting Speer than democrats. All business and professional men of amp'e means are behind him. When the politicans attempt to I fool and deceive you by deliberately misleading, don’t argue I with them.let them fool themselves bv you having a still ton gtie in a wise head. While they are talking think of what Nis bet would think of them if he heard their statement and re mind vourself of that play. In order to refresh your mem ory of three months ago, witness wiih me the entire latter half of the Birth of the Nation as seen by the Censorcom mittee on that Sunday afternoon Censors, you know' those vivid scenes and subtle musical and electrical effects, with weird music devoted to the pro'raving of Colored men en gaged in all sorts of vicious and despicable conduct tow ard the unoffending whites of the South during the civil war and the reconstruction period following. There were many mob scenes where Negroes, are pictured in the most revolt ing way attacking innocent and defenseiess w hite citizens also scenes where Negro men are forcing their attentions upon beautiful white women and are engaged in all sorts of ridiculous and knavish conduct, not as individuals, but as a race. Recall the deep and lasting impression it made up on your already crushed and bleeding heart and your suffer ing soul that Sunday afternoon. Forget such an indignity so soon? As long as memory holds a place in our think ing heads, just so long will we remember the Birth of the Nation and its exciting scenes. Remember how you, filled with terror, disgust and disgrace tried in vain to eliminate the so-called smell scene; the library scene between Stone mason and Lydia Brown; and many of the offensive scenes between Stonemason and Lvnch. as well as, every incident relating to Gus including the ch tse, the trial and the execu tion; especially the scene where the girl was seen screaming and living to the cliffs from Gus with his beastial glaring 'eves, forcing her in her extreme b wildertnert to leap to her 1 death . (O, God how can you ever forget that sighi! !) j The entire scene depict ing the attempt of Lynch to force Stonemason’s daughter into mat r ige and all the offensive Legislature scenes. Do you remember that you did not have a chance to vote your sentiments against these parts of the plav ? You were hindered, abused and ignored by the man who is now asking you for yo r support. Forget all else, but do not forget the answer and scowling look, Nisbet gave Mrs C VV Buford causing tears to flow from one of our party, who immediately left the theatre. Will you give him a good “well done", thou ,:ood and faithful servant especially after he, without protest from the Jews, stopped the Leo Frank s picture and permitted the Birth of Nation to continue two weeks longer than scheduled time? If elected this time he will repeat and add more insults with trimmings to his long list of inj istiees against our race? B\ voting the Speer Amendment vnu "ill say to the world tha* you express your bitterest ami supremest contempt for the man who permitted such a vicious play. I his play is the product of the brain that believes that the white man is more honorable through disrespect, hatred and contumely towan a race of people who have been robbed and oppressed for more than 200 years', than the man who will encourage the race to be successful and cause them to realize that they ar< a desirable part of our citizenship. Such benevolent white men cause Negroes to help them help themselves and thm spreatl the doctrine ol liberty and confidence among thei fellows. These persons cause seeds of real patriotism fealty and kindness to spring in the hearts and in time ol need, the Nation, as well as, our beloved Colorado, can be certain of reaping a harvest of gratitude and devotion. This is the only generation we can reach and “the light that shines farthest shines bright est at home" A vote for Speer Amend ment means a vote for the saving of two doctors and 15 families and a vote for Booth Nisbet robs them of their just hope, respectable recognition and material, help their pres ent jobs, besides taking bread and butter out of the 15 fam ilies’ mouths. Will you stand by and let your rights and benefits be sold for a mess of J pottage, forsooth that a job! might come so that a few hun gry politicans maybe retained into office? No, that red blood which courses in the; Negro veins will never per mit you to stoop so low as to stultify your manhood by your indifference or silence, praise or a vote to an insulter! of our race. It is better that! we bite off our tongue to keep quiet than to have it thej means of disgrace and humil- I iation by singing false praises of our enemies Will you let a few men and women who represent themselves as Boo'h ■Niabet-■followers, ftrr —a -brw dollars, set fire and burn down \our house of liberty, man hood and self respect? W hat has each really done, includ ing the spineless Editor who recently sold the citizen lea gue out to Nisbet and his Leading “RACE" journal, to help up or improve any per i son save themselvts? Is not that the truth? Tell every body anybody everywhere and anywhere, that you are working and voting for Speer and 15 Negro families. Let the world know that you are Negroes before election and Negroes after elections, that Negroes will look after Ne groes and all friends who give us a men s chance. I.if: up manhood and self respect and strike down insults and Jim Urowism by voting Speer up and in and N isbet - Boot h down and out You will be just as much Negro after election as you are now before election, the r e tore, be yourself, for the race Who will be a traitor to their race or a trimmer ? Stand upstraight likea man You are strong only when jou are yourself. You are persua sive and convincing onl\ when you speak in your tnothe' tongue, and of those tilings which von yourself do know Who knows be'ter the pangs of insults, the suffering of hu initiations and the pains of in justice and disgrace tban yon? if you walk on the stilts of oth er men of deception and eva sive and treacherous actions or wrap yourself in the em broidered lace of timely si lence and submission attempt ing to grin your way thru this world like some men in order obe popular. You will be as weak and impotent as was David the day he fitted on Hivi Cints a Cory. SEGREGATION CASE BEFORE SUPREME COURT Wash. —The validity of the St. Louis segregation or dinance will depend upon the decision of the United States Supreme Court in a case last Monday argued involving a similar ordinance in Louis ville. The case will be argued by Pendleton Beckley, city attor ney for Louisville who will seek to uphold the law, and Moorfield Storey of Boston will make the principal argu ment in opposition. Similar or dinances in Baltimore, Rich mond and other cities also will depend upon the court's decision in the Louisville case I he Louisvdle segregation case came before the United States Supreme Court on a writ of error to review a de cision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals which held the so called segregation ordinance of the city of Louisville to be valid. Upon the filing of the peti tion in the lower court, the Ciry of Louisville intervened in the case to defend the val idity of the ordinance. The counsel for the City of Louis ville defend the ordinance in the brief on the ground that it is legitimate exercise of the police power and it applies both to white and Negro neighborhoods, that it places no hardship on the Negro, and is not a violation of his j civil rights as guaranteed by the federal constitution. The case tffecting the re | cent segregation laws of this | city will come up in ludge I Dyer's Court Monday, April seventeenth. I It is tlie general opinion of the leading legal minds, as well as the laymen, that a sweeping decision will declare the ordinances unconstitu tional. Saul's armor. Use (he pebble (ballot at the pol s) taken Irom the brook which Hows by your door to protect, de fend and preserve a out rights and self-respect, and like Da vid when ton fight the Goltah of Prejudice, fight to win, for the race and not merely to draw attention to yourself, f.verv vote for Speer means another round of confidence in the race by otln r white men who are now waiting and wavering in their belie I, as to whether it really pays to help the Negro. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Don’t show ingratitude or a yellow streak, vote boldly for Speer and his. ml our friends. Wa ter will seek its level, and br dns will tell If you are really fundamentally true at heart, let it speak for itself.