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The Denver Star papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR Number i B4 FRANK F. FITCHUE The Only Negro Copper King in Colorado. Frank F. Fitchue, was born ir. the suburbs of Kansas City Mo. September 15.1855, was raised in and near Lawrence coming to Colorado and lo- ng at Durango 36 years ago. Thirty years ago he be came interested in mining and prospected during his spare time when off duty. He work ed for 12 years tor the Du rango Bank and Trust Co. as porter, from which place he went to manage the great Mis souri mine which he thinks will not only make him rich but famous. For 7 years he was employed in the First Na tional Bank of that city and enjoyed the greatest confi dence of his employers. Tak ing over the active manage ment, he soon found that this great mine would require not only his time there but him living right at the mine and . hr, therefore moved to his 1 mine last November to live. The Missouri Copper Mine. The Missouri group is the largest known group of cop per mineral in the State and *is situated in Montezuema County, South of Rico Camp FRANK K. FITCHUE on the Rio Grande Southern Rail road, extending one mile. It being situated among some of the ranches, at all times of the year it is of easy access, crossing the State Highway, as well as, the Do lores River. Mr. Fitchue em ploys 4 miners who have been and are now mining some fine bodies of ore consisting of gold, silver and copper values. The vein is ioo feet wide and prospects for a great milling property are evident. So flat tering are the wealthy antici pations that a local syndicate have offered to bond and lease the same for a handsome price. Ore extracted from this mine easily runs SIOO a ton. Preparations are being made for the installing of a side track for shipping pur poses, the distance from the mine to the side-track being 600 feet Frank F. Fitchue is the sole owner, a young un married man who owns a love | y home at 760 6th Ave., Du rango, Colo., a church man. being a member of the St. Marks Episcopal Church RAPID ENLISTMENT OF NEGROES FOR EUROPE Dublin, Ga. —That Negroes are being enlisted rapidly in the army of England, in Can ada, was the statement of Congressman-elect W. w. Larson, who returned recent ly from a business trip to Can ada. “At Windsor,’' said Judge Larson “I was surprised to see a large sprinkling of Ne gro soldiers among the re cruits who were being prepar ed for service in Europe. I mentioned it to the man with whom I was transacting busi ness and he told me that sev eral hundred Colored troops from the Southland had been enlisted recently at Windsor and would be sent to Europe with the other troops. He told me they were all from my section of the country. “To my surprise, also, I found them scattered among the white men promiscuously and not in separate companies Both whites and blacks seem ed to be on good terms with each other and as chummy as soldiers generally get." Students Rebuffed As Naval Recruits Washington, D. C. —The story is told of three Howard Uuiversity sophomores who offered to join the navy When they asked what ser vice would be required of them they were told they would be assigned to the 'mess department’—that is, to the dining room service. The young men sadly turned their faces Howard University Hill way and “beat it." They were not burning with desire to serve the nation in war times as servants for naval officers, and they were quite right a bout it. Such service is good enough in its place and way, but not for young men of edu cation who should be able to serve the government as ethers do and be in line to re ceive the honors and emolu ment usually awarded for mer itcrious services. This con dition of affairs cannot very well always exist, but is bad enough in all conscience now in the army and naval service. (white) of Durango. He is al so a faithful and loyal mem ber of Rocky Mt. Lodge No. i, F. and A. M. of Denver and has been for years. It would be nice during our visiting excursions to Denver if arrangements could be made for our own people to see the only real copper king of Color of Colorado who own, controls and operates his own mine. We often won der why more interest is not taken in things surrounding the mines reducing his influ ence to be helpful to us. Col orado and Denver are proud of our Missouri mine. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL U, 1917 Man’s Mistakes, God’s Opportunity DOES 600 USE WRATH OF MEN TO SHOW HIS LOVE? No truer than today are the lines of that famous hymn “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform, He plants His footsteps upon the seas, and rides upon the storm.” No more applicable to any state of facts than to those now making up the worlds war situation. Why has benighted savage, Altruistic and pagan Africa, and Mada gascar been compelled to give her mite of strength, power and ail in this civilized war fare among Christian brothers? Why have the Negroes been so affected in the United States that their unfavorable condition in the South, has been touched thru European bullets? Why did American Ne groes, Multeers, Seamen and Soldiers alike, have to give up their lives in the most modern Christian warfare when Amer ica was being threatened with dismemberment? Why are monarchies being weakened and destroyed and democratic and republican forms of government beingestablished in their places over night, as it seems? Why are the most oppress ed peoples being touched by Governmental and economic circumstances as never before? Why? In short does God know what is best for man, and did Christ make a mistake when He stated God’s laws for man? A world catastrophe so great as the present war must of necessity' produce results unexpected. We read with tran quil mind perhaps of the great wars of the past. In the light of the events preceding and fallowing those wars, they seem not so strange or unusual. In fact, reasoning from cause to effect we may almost say Such changings and over turnings were unavoidable. But when we live in the midst of such a time of terror and distress, when the brutal in stincts of man unrestrained by ImAlh*convention burst forth, i in all their true and horrid nakedness, when honor which even thieves are supposed to respect, is found to be an un known quantity, then questions begin to arise, and many begin to doubt even those eternal verities upon which they thought were founded their faith in God and man. It is one tiling to read of a tight to the death; it is quite another thing to be a participant in such a struggle. All who sympathize with the weakness of human na ture feel the need of exercising not a little charity for those who once proclaimed a glowing faith in God s goodness and love, and who now find that their faith wavers, that the sun light of their hope is dimmed, that cruel doubt of the very existence of a God who is good constantly recurs, and whose lapse into pessimism is a serious stumbling block to others. All attempts to understand the mystery of suffering will end much like the attempt to understand the mystery of original sin; the mystery will remain a mystery still. But suffering like sin must be accepted as an undeniable fact just as the phenomena of nature must be accepted as undeniable facts, although they are but partially understood. Even if we may’ not fully comprehend the mystery of suffering, there q,re many truths related to it that no one denies and which may be found in their acceptance to have some bear ing on the almost staggering problem of the war. Since the time when man first broke the law of God sut sering has been as common in the experience of men as the air we breathe. Even the holy Son of God endured calmly, bravely, patiently, sufferings beyond the experience of any of the sons of men. Now we do not find doubts arise be cause sin and sorrow and suffering have been and are so un iversal. V\ e accept this fact as something dreadful, indeed, and to a great extent unnecessary in view of Christ’s cleans ing blood, but we do not doubt the goodness of God or His wondrous love to man because these things are true. Ra ther is our faith in Him sfeng'heaed and our iove for Him deepened since, not withstanding our sins and consequent suffering, His love prevails over all peace comes o' through acceptance of His marvelous gift. Now why should our faith stumble, when the sorrow, suffering and agony are multiplii d even to the terrible pro portions due to this war ? No new principle has entered into the problem. The factors are the same. If two times two equals four, is there any new truth stated when we say four times four equals sixteen? If sin drove Adam from E<)en, and if sin caused the death on Calvary, should we wonder that sin represented by twenty centuries of the outrageous neglect of Christ's law to love one another should result in such a war? No new lactors has entered *into the problem. Reasoning from cause to effect, some such cat aclysm seems to have been int vitable. Surely the conse quence of sin cannot be questioned. The history of man kind leaves no loophole of escape from the conclusion: "the .wages of sid is death." No one of honest mind, ex amining thoroughly into the affairs and relationships of men, can possibly doubt that law of love and charity has been most grossly violated persistently and consciously since that law was first enun ciated. But this is only the beginning of the list of fail ures on man's part to live in harmony with God’s com mands. In fact, our whole civilization is permeated from top to bottom with the rotten ness of sin and selfishness. Such a broad and sweeping statement does not in the least controvert equally true statement that there are many true, sincere, loyal fol lowers of Christ whose light is shining steadily and bright ly, and whose lives make all the more clear by force of con trast the surrounding dark ness. Because sin is so ter rible a thing and its conse quences so horrible is no rea son for doubting the goodness : of God or His love to man. For on the other hand, the . consequences of his obeying . Hisdaws and living in Har , mony with His will do un - questionably bring peace and t joy, add all the satisfactions . of a life well spent. Unless ijwe admit this corresponding i truth we merely give proof . that we are narrow-minded , and disposed to consider but • one side of the problem. An ; honest, fair-minded and dis ■ passionate study of the whole matter will compell us toad . mit that there is no true rea . son for doubting our God or His love to man. Let us ra ther be fair-minded enough ■ to put the blame where it truly ; belongs—upon ourselves. In looking back over many of the tragic events of history we have brought home to us the truth so well stated cen turies ago: "Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee; the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain." One or two examples will show. The ter rible outbreak of man s cruel ty and stupidity shown in the horrors of the inquisition caused the faith of many to waver, and not a few to deny their Lord. But can any one now question that, by the wis dom of Almighty God, this fearful storm of man’s wrath was made the very instrument . whereby the flame which was intended to consume and de , stroy those who believed in t worshipping their Got! accord their conscience, was converted into the very means whereby religious liberty . eventually became dominant? Persecution drove our fore , fathers across the seas; but the landing at Plymoth Rock was symbolic of that rock foundation of freedom to think and believe as we choose n which was to be founded the future growth and stabil iy of our country. The awful slaughter of our Civil War preceded the firmer establish ment of the Union and the freedom of the slave. The Fits Cun a Corn WHITE MAN KILLS WOMAN THRU JEALOUSY Kansas City, Mo., —Homer J. Martin, white, of Pocatello. Idaho, shot and instantly kill ed Annabelle Elbert, 1616 E. Third streed, last Thursday morning, and then fired a bul let into his own brain. Fifty five dollars was found in the man’s clothing. It is said that the woman had been out west for some time and there had met Martin. She fled to Kan sas City to get rid of him, as he was opposed to having her assoctate with men of her own rac£. Martin was a brake man on a western railroad. Elizabeth, N. J. —At a meet ing of the Board of Health held a few days ago a resolu tion was adopted requesting all employers of imported la bor subjected to a medical ex amination before employing them. The resolution is aim ed at colored labor coming from the South, as many of the hundreds coming here last year died of tuberlosis, while many others died of pneumonia because of the sudden change of climate. Some of them left families that are a care on the public. same principle is found pre vailing in the long, slow, and sometimes disheartening ad vance of civilization from low er to higher planes. Why then should we doubt that after this unspeakably fearful time of suffering the same advance will be true? Miny of us may not live long enough to see the wonderful way in which God will use this tempest of man's wrath for His greater praise and glory, but we may on this rest assured, that whatsoever of the storm would not work out for his greater praise and the eventual benefit of mankind, will be restrained. Never yet have His prom ises failed; never yet has there been a reversal of that law of advance just noted; never yet, in all the darkest scenes of tragedy and gloom has the light ot faith failed and gone out in the hearts of all of His true believers; and never yet has that faith failed of justification in the light of future events. ‘•“Though He slay me yet shall I trust Him." was utter ed centuries ago before our Christ had given the final and most complete proof of love, divine. Remembering that wondrous life of sacrifice, suf fering, sorrow and death for vou and me, cannot our faith remain firm and true, even under the agony and distress of the present war, when we recall that the tove of God was the reason for the Star of Bethlehem and the sacrifice on Calvary? To be sure we cannot understand such a love as this, but at least we may be true to it, glory in it, and nev er question it. —JW. Johnson.