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The Denver Star Has the Largest Circulation Among the Colored People—Get Wise and Advertise
The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR Number 157 TAG DAY AHUGE SUCCESS Women Delighted at Result. Carnation Club, Mrs. Belle Contee and Mrs. C. D. Kemp Winners. 1 o the great surprise and extreme delight of many, not a harsh word spoken, not an insult offered, not anything which happened Saturday can be held in memory as an un pleasant experience of any of the ninety women of color who labored so loyally and faithfully on their first annual tag day. The white public was so generous, so fair and so sympathetic with so many kind words of encouragement and interest that at the end of Saturday s campaign a com pletely new idea had been formed by many of the deep interest and silent concern which the white public has in all such humanitarian and al truistic affairs. Many ladies were timid and diffident be cause of the fear of insults but thank the Lord notan un pleasant experience was wit nessed. Our people showed a deep concern for many pro fessional and business men of all walks bf life visited the different corners buying tags, offering helpful suggestions encouragement. All of the women deserve to be praised but especial praise is due to Mesdames Ciussic Carriss. Lizzie Rich ardson. Emmett Webster, Florence Cooper, Eva Tomp kins. Georgia and Isabelle Contee and Mrs. C. D. Kemp who sold the highest individ ual amount of tags totaling S4O. Mrs. Kemp was just visiting friends while enroute to Chicago but caught the spirit and demonstrated her soul life. The Carnation Club sold £230 worth of tags win. ning honors while their pres ident. Mrs. Webster brought in $42 in subscriptions. But the one to whom the Star doffs its hat is Mrs. Isabelle Contee, who brought in $163 on subscriptions, the largest individual amount of all the club women. The Star justly sings her praises. Other clubs and individuals have done ex cellently but special mention was due thisclub. Last Saturday was the clos ing effort for the Day Nurse ry and Girls Friendly Club by the Negro Womans Club Association. From the sale of Tags on the down town streets $779 40 was realized. The Association wishes to thank the public for their loy alty to them during the cam paign it also thanks the girls and women who sold tags for them on the streets Saturday and the Star for the publicity given their efforts. During the campaign the following moneys were raised:— From sale of tags s9*3 4° Frsrn Public subscrip tion 589.31 From Public entertain- A BOUT IN THREE ROUNDS Jeremiah A. O’Leary, pres ident of the American Truth Society, led off at President Wilson with a telegram which in part, read as follows: “Again we greet you with a popular disapprov als! your pro-British pol icies, last year from the Twenty-third New York Congressional District, and now from your own State and from the vot ers ot your own party. Senator Martine won be cause the voters of New Jersey do not want any truckling to the British Empire nor do they ap prove of dictatorship ov er Congress. Your for eign policies, your failure to securecompliance with all American rights, your leniency with the British Empire, your approval of war loans, the ammuni tion traffic, are issues in this campaign." The President ducked and came back straight from the shoulder with the following telegram: Your received, I would feel deeply morti Tied to have you or anybody like you vote for me. Since you have access to many disloyal Americans and I have not, 1 will ask you to convep this mes sage to them.’' Mr. O’Leaty went to the ropes but recovered, lowered his head and delivered this vicious uppercut: “In your telegram of yester day you have evaded every question that I raised. In acting thus, you have follow ed your usual method of car rying on a controversy with an opponent. Now you seek by an indirect charge of dis loyalty—a charge which you dared not questions which you cannot answer. “I challenge comparison, both by heredity and environ ment of my life and antece dents with yours. While three of my uncles were dying in defense of the Union, those of your kin who dared to fight were struggling to destroy it.” We leave the decision to our readers. —N- Y. Age. A jitney bus line running from Houston, Tex., to a col ored suburb became very prof itable- Thereupon the white people had it abolished claim ing that it ran through a white red light district and disturb ed law abiding citizens. ments 2 55-35 Total $1768.06 An itemized list of all per sons donating to the cam. paign in next week's Star. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY. COT. 14, 1916 Don’t Whitewash Wrongs. Be Men to Men in Times Like These. THE TEST IS COMING. Negroes of Denver do you know that it is alarming how discrimination, prejudice and injustice is being spread in cer tain parts of Denver and Colorado, the place and the land of our birth ? Shall we sit idly by and let those, who have recently come to our state, compared to our long residence and life here, under your very noses erect barriers, cause strife and contention among our white friends, and thus em barrass and degrade us by circulating and spreading the ag itation of segregation P While in Denver and Colorado our energetic and prosperous body of race Citizens has been making conspicuous progress in morals, religion, education, commercial enterprises, yet progress in the enjoyment of equ al rights and equal opportunities has stopped. The progress in these otherdepartments of life has been only by an up hill I long drawn out fight against the handicap of denial of rights ! and would have been much greater but for a race discrimi nation practiced against none other of the very manly racial groups, especially by certain pitiitic officials in the State and in Denver. Orie“reason is'thal'feur enemies are more per sistent and better organized in DEPRIVING US OF OUR RIGHTS THAN we are PERSISTENT AND ORGAN IZED in DEFENDING them. Not for years except under the State democratic admin istration has our women been so neglected in a representa tive manner and if Negro representative women worked for ! the success of the democracts. the Star fails to understand why Democrats neglected our women- Our while fel low citizens, coth democratic and republicans fail to realize our strength and thus treat us and hold us cheaply, We donot impress strong enough our existence, our protest, our spirit of resistance upon them. Neither they nor the world know or keenly realize how we feel and think and mean to act upon our wrongs and slights given us. 1 he ballot in this great republic was given as a means of defense against wrongs to the end that corrective methods woultl be set in action to the elimination of these wrongs. It was given that citizens of this Country and State, could by virile expression at the polls, show the utter abominable treatment given them, impress upon their oppressors or offi cials there in office our spirit on this unique wrong and at the same time enable this group of citizens to secure the necessary retlress. Why has the Negro in politics in this state been treated so shabbily, is it his own fault or thru the studied negligence of others? Every gubernatorial year glittering promises have been made before election, these silvery promises have been repudiated to the extent that the Negroes always suffers. Two messengerships are the prices paid, the reward given by the Governor of the Grea l State of Colorado, in recognition of the brain, brawn, intel lectual culture andrehnement of the Progressive Negroes of Colorado!! And as long as Negroes take such, as their full share without protest so long will they poke it out to us. Wha have we gained thru this present governor s administration ? He kept a democrat in his office nine months over our pro test, appointed a psuedo-democratic messenger over the pro test of you and completely ignored our women. He has broken his word with us. The Star asks in ail candor, what other honorable course should it pursue than to protest and refuse to put back in office a man who has so wronged us. Our advice to you is not to vote for Gover nor Carlson and be sure you are registered by next Thursday in your orecints, as that is your last chance. If you don't want to vote for any other person, don't vote for a person who has mistreated you. WHiTE SOLDIERS PENDING TRIAL BEFORED COLORED OFFICERS. San Antonio, Tex., —A pro test from enlisted men is be ing filed with the War Depart ment against the trial of white soldiers by the general court martial organized at Fort Sam Houston, because of four officers of the Eighth Illinois, who were members of the court. Two captains and two first lieutenants of the Eight Illi nois regiment are included in the personnel of the twelve officers of the court. The formal complaint al leges it is the first time white soldiers have been compelled to stand trial before a court including in its membership officers of color. Further com plaint is made because these are National Guard officers, although, of course temporar ily in the federal service - The protest includes rot only the enlisted men docketed for trial, but several hundred of their comrades. We are at a loss to know just what the head of the Ar my Department will do at Washington. These officers have been sworn into the ser vice of the government as of ficers of the United States ar my. No question of color should come up. Men enlist ing as privates and rising to any capacity should not have their choice as to who should try them for their misdemean or. But the Washington end of the government is so weak, with the election coming, it is in all probability they will pull another one of the ‘‘bon ers. ’ However, the entire country will await with eager ness and see just what the out come will be. WACO EDITORS GET YEAR IN JAIL FOR PUBLISHING ARTICLE. The jail in Waco, Texas, will hold a number of colored editors tor one year. Their crime was the publication of an article from the “Chicago Defender" which said that the colored boy who was burned at the stake by a mob, several months ago, was innocent and that the husband of the mur dered woman had confessed the crime. The story proved to be false and the etlitors were arrested for criminal libel, were thrown in jail and denied bail. Two weeks ago at their trial they were sen tenced to jail. A colored at torney made an earnest and eloquent appeal for clemency for them but it was of no a vail. The fact that the editor of the Chicago Defender is in Chicago, kept him from being lynched or sentenced like the rest. Kit* Cemts a Cot*. MDBOGRATS ARE SAFE Dudley Lynchers in No Dan ger of Being Found Out. The mob which skulks a round in the dark and com mits crime is tenfold worse than the crook who sneaks a round after dark in search of his victims. The mob is usu ally composed of a set of cow ardly assassins—midnight ma rauders — that dare not even whimper in daylight. Such a band was the gang at Olathe that took the law in its hands and lynched Bert Dudley, the murderer. The sheriff and county attorney started an in vestigation and so far it is as fruitless as it it had been start ed by the lynchers themselves And when we hear from the investigation again it will be the same old “can t find out." This was a foregone conclu sion when the great governor of Kansas re-installed Sheriff Carroll, whose baby act of cowardice permitted the mob to do its dastardly work and get away. Such an officer as. Carroll needs a chromo for extreme, bravery in case of emergency, for he certainly showed great bravery when when he allowed the mob to overpower him. It seems to us that the ‘‘overpowering 1 ’ act was prearranged and the trap all set for the mob to get Dudley and make its get away Any man that is anything but a gigantic coward could have kept that mob at bay for more hours at least, especially when Sheriff Carroll was in the house and well armed. He could at least have left one of the dastardly cowards in the dust and from that one the rest could have been traced and punished for their crime. As it is the name of Kansas must be trailed in the dust a long with such commonwealth as Georgia and South Caro lina. i Quaker City Movies Put Ban on Negroes Philadelphia, Pa. — It is re ported that three moving pic ture theatres in this city have put a ban on the attendance of colored people in their houses. They are the Grand Theatre, $2d and Market Sts. the Locust Theatre 53d and Locust streets, and the Bel mont Theatre, 52d street be tween Arch and Market. Signs indicating segregation and jim crowing of colored people have sprung up in all parts of the city since the in flux of several thousand Ne gro laborers from the South brought her principally by the Pennsylvania Railroad for construction work. The Knick erbocker 40th and Market streets, is, it is alleged accepting Negro patrons but segregating them.