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Franklin's Paper The Statesman
Eighteenth Year. Elk S Picnic |f BL S Et " Aug. 1 ANOTHER OUTRAGE (From the Press Bureau.) One more Infamous decision lias been added to the loos Hit of Infam ies which hare bow a/*t saw Mlnf a roes of America. This rase was de elded last week by be Interstate Commerce Commission in the case of Georgia Edwards vs. Nashville, Chat lanoogu and SI. laiuis railway. Miss Edwards purchased a ticket from Chattanooga. Tenn. to Da don. Ga.. and entered Ihe car lssigne<l to white passengers, and waa promptly re moved therefrom to the car nsalgned lo colored people. Through her at torney, under the provisions of the llephurn Rale Daw, she Died a com plaint alleging discrimination In the matter of accommodations for white and colored passengers. The commis sion heard arguments on the ease, snd held that there bad been dis criminations in the case In Issue and ordered the railroad to correct the matters complained of, and. as in the Dred Scott decision of 1857, which held that u colored man could not lie a cltlsen of the United States, Obiter Dictum, that a colored man had no lights that a white man was hound to respect, pasaqo upon a Question that waa not before It at all. and held that the Jim Crow Cat laws of the south are legal r.nd proper. That Is to say, the commission had only one question befort It. and that question was one of discrimination; but It went out of It* way and held the Infamous lawt DENVER, COLO., FRIDAY JULY 26, 1907. of the south to be legal even when they affect Inter-state traffic. The congress of the United States meats sairoaodlas the formatkm of 1 the law. as well as the lam- creating the commission, had, so far as we are able to ascertain, only the intention to give to the commission single ad ministrative powers which would naturally arise during the develop ment Incident to this line of progress in our rapidly growing country. The congress did not delegate, and cannot delegate, the power to the Inter-State Commerce Commission to prescribe rules and regulations which properly belong within the sphere of legislation. It did not give to the commission, either In the act of 188? or in the act known as the Hepburn Rate Ijiw, the functions of a legisla ture. Its own powers in this respect are clearly and specifically defined. "Congress alone shall have power to regulate traffic between the states, with foreign nations and the Indian tribes." This position has been re peatedly affirmed by the supreme court of the United States. It was very learnedly discussed by Chief Justice Marshall, who speaking for the supreme court, held that the con gress alone could speak on the ques tion of Inter-State commerce. No state law, he held could be valid when It attempted to speak with respect to the regulation of traffic between the (Continued on page 2) MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR OWN. “Music hath charms to soothe the 0 savage beast," so hath she the same j 1 charms and allurements to assuage a the bias and hate, to entertain the f mind of the indifferent and intellectu t ally bathe the soul of any human. The c ; negro is reputed to be natively a * s musician, and when we think of Madame Jones and Hadey. Harr. | Borieigh and Theodore Dory, espa<* [Nashville Jublle singers we are con vinced of his ability musically. When ( we reflect on the Amphim Glee Club i of Washington. D. C.. and the S. Cole- ' ridge Taylor Choral Society of the same place, of the choral bodies in New York. Chlrago and Philadelphia we should have every reason for en couragement of every advantage and the door of opportunity leading to self helpfulness and eminence and to better equip the negro should be heartily opened and held ajar by all regardless as to the class of music, especially that class so difficult to por trav the author’s soul revealing his i dlqerent natures. The Azalia Hackley Choral Society will produce a sacred 1 cantata next Tuesday tight at the • Zion Baptist church. The cantata is i a rare piece of musical work which shows how well versed the author is on the Bible. Th e religious enjoy ment. the spiritual uplift and the his torical review, moreover the dramatic ‘ portrayal of those Biblical characters a under such terrible conditions, will • profit anyone who attends, besides the r Inspiration and stimulation that your support would give to the musical so ciety who deserves your patronage. TALLY-HO PARTY To aav that the Denver Club boys K*re an exciting and jolly tally-ho party and that everything was royally carted out would only reiterate their Five Cents a Copt past record, but when we say that the tally-ho party eclipsed all previous efforts we come nearer the expression of the truth. With the eight horses prancing down the streets and at tached to a tally-ho crowded with boys and girls bubbling over with life and fun and with six more horses hitched to another tally-ho whose seats were completely occupied including the bugler blowing his many musical solos, made that beautiful Tuesday night, with the moon even seeming to beam forth with a greater light for the aaeh a ghdifaad spec mm- that it «n tom w m ma&rnrnmm >•> • urn were there aad danced at the Hia watha at Sand Creek, and the grey morning caught the jolly crowd before they wrapped themselves in the arms of Morpheus. The Denver Club boys only again carried out tbeir Idea of success in making that coaching party such a memorable affair. SUNFLOWER BOQUET AT BLOOMFIELD. Wawho! Wawbo! Ha! Ha! Ha! K. U. K. U. Hah! Rah! Hah! Kansas!!! Wednesday night waß an Ideal night for any outing where the young peo ple assemble in these sultry day > for '.hose not from Kansas. Everything some cool recreation At cool Bloom field Park with everything quiet and refrsehlng because of the green trees and the lake only now and then trou bled with a brisk but gentle aephyr, these merry sunflowers gathered to pour out their llfes’ radiant joy to themselves in the form of yells, toasts, old college songs and stories of corn-fed hogs and long winged grasshoppers. So perfectly charfltiug was the occasion that everybody pres ent felt in the deepest sympathy for was Kansas, served in the Kansas style by Kansas people who happened to be carried to the park on a car controlled by a Kansas conductor. Everybody was wearing a broad smile because of the joy of that event and much credit was given to Messrs. Davis. Langston. Mallory and Parks, et al. because of the uniqueness of the affair.