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The Negroes of Colorado Should Appeal the Harris Case
Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year THE SCHOOL OUTLOOK IS BRIGHTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS ‘ IN THE SOUTH Sentiment Favoring Better Fa cilities on the Increase. STATE'S PART IN EDUCATION. Growth of Prairie View Normal and Industrial Col Ugo Largoly Du# to the Influence and Wiee Management of Profeaeor E. L. Blackehear —Texas Give# Liberal Aid. Prairie View. Tex. Whatever ono mii;tit nay of the disposition of the south toward Negro education, it must be admitted that in' receut years sentiment has gradually changed In favor of giving to the children of the race a better chance to Improve their condition. Practically every southern makes some provision for cduoa lion beyond that afforded in the pub lic schools. Tennessee U the latest state to make such provision, the last legislature providing handsomely for the commencement of the State Normal school In Nashville. In Texas, where more than in any other state the colored people have taken ndvnntnge of the opportunities offered nnd have begun to make rec ords for themselves, the state has been very liberal. In ids recent trip through Texas Dr. Booker T. Wash ington repeatedly called attention to the matter of providing educational fa ciUtics. Texas leads all other states, and there are more colored high schools In Texas than In all other southern states combined. The Prairie View State Normal col * lege has been In existence since 1870. Jt was established primarily for the training of colored teachers. loiter under the twenty-sixth legislature the name was changed to the Prairie View Normal and Industrial college and placed under the supervision of the board of directors of the A. and M Tollege. Its work Is conducted practi enlly along the same lines, with the possible exception of the fact that more pronounced industrial work Is dqnc. Prairie View Is l>est known to the public by reason of the fact that Pro ieaaor K. B. Blnckshcar, n well known educator nnd lender, has been Its head for fifteen years and that much of Its real nnd substantial growth Is due to his wise and efficient management. While the Texas school under the management of Professor Blnckshcar has done good work nnd has mnde its influence felt nil over the southland, there Is no getting around the fact that It would hnvo doin' much bettor work, borne much better fruit, have been able »to do more real nnd sub stantial good with n more commensu rate appropriation. None of the schools 01n the south get what they deserve or whnt they need when the work they are expected to do Is taken Into ac count The snmo may bo said of nil the stale schools, whether for white or black. In the first place, the legis latures are not always mnde up of men to whom the needs of tlio young people, so far as education is con cerned, are paramount. Then, again, thtf/JAntc treasuries are not always In conmtlon to take care of the needs of those InfJJtutlons for n futuro ' period. The' host that can be dono growlli that has tnkon place instend of making provisions for the futuro. For example, time wu when appro pna uotis were mode i r the usual && cnmmodntion of .T50 or iwrhnps 500 students Suddenly. In face of this provision, which was then adequate, the student body suddenly Jumped to about 800. due to an educational awakening that spread throughout the south among the colored people Churches, fraternal organizations and newspapers were t rying out the need of education, anti the response In the increased enrollment and taxed fa cillties In all the colored schools was startling The appropriations by the recent legislature seek to remedy that sltua tlon within the next few months, ami a new mess hall, capable of accommo dating a thousand students, with an assembly hall above. Is now l>elng planned by Professor Terrell, the head of the mechanical department. A new dormitory for girls will also be erected during the year, which will greatly Increase the facilities and relieve the overcrowded condition That stu dents are willing to come to an insti tution and suffer overcrowded condl tions means much of a tribute to the work done The need, however. In Texas Is grenter than in any other state in the Cnlon. While there are church schools and private schools In nearly every im l*ortant renter in Texas, the students are crowding Into them also, and there Is no other state school In the country that has a larger or better appearing set of students Good work is done in spite of the congested conditions and the class of equipment (tint most of our schools have to put up with. It must be borne in mind that state schools are handicapped often with the burden of the state name—that Is to say, that an Institution owned and controlled by the state cannot so rend 11 y receive a hi from the generous pub lic ns other schools, the presumption being that the state Is amply nble to maintain them, whether it be so or not. IMPORTANT POSTS HELD BY HOWARD GRADUATES. Dean of Taachara’ College Telia Where They Are Laboring. Washington.—Dr. H. Moore, dean of the* Teachers' college of How ard university, has made Ills annual report to President W. P. Thlrkleld, D. D.. LL. D., on the distribution and location of the graduates of the Teach ers' college, class of 1011 lie says, among other things, that the demand in the modern school for professionally trained teachers In the pedagogical and practical sciences and arts is so great among the colored people thnt It is not possible to supply the demand made by superintendents of education and principals of high schools and col lege presidents. “Were the classes in our Teachers’ college much larger than they are they would readily find posi tions of importance and largo service.” The following Is the roll of the class of 1011 with their present .positions: Ella V. Albert, teacher in State Nor mal school, Bowie, Md.; Evelyn Addi son, pursuing further studies; Ida M. Allan, teacher in Paine college, Augus ta, Ga.; Franklin V. Childs, mail clerk. Washington; Emma It. Clarke, teacher In public schools. Washington; Mary E. Clifford, teacher in public schools, Camden, N. .1 ; Cecilia A. Cooper, teacher In Liberia, west coast of Afri ca; Edna M. Herndon, teacher in pub lic schools, Missouri City. Mo.; Matilda LcBrnndt, teacher in public schools, Odessa. Del.; Mary A. Martin, teacher In public schools. Washington; Julius C. McIntosh, postgraduate student, University of Pennsylvania; George W. M. Mitchell, teacher of science, Al bany Normal school, Ga.; Helen it. Momly, teacher in public schools, At lantic City. N. J.; Ellen T. Morris. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, NOV. 11. 1»11 HARRY C. SMITH’S NOTABLE RECORD Member o Ohio Legislature For Six Consecutive Years HONORED BY SENATOR FORAKER Interesting Account of Brilliant Cleve land Editor Who Has Been a Con spicuous Figure In Republican Party Since 1894 Introduced Anti-lynch ing Bill In General Assembly. Cleveland. O. The picture printed In this column is an excellent like ness of the lion. Harry C. Smith, a self made man who has pushed his wnv to the front by Indomitable will, energy and honest dealing. He has spent nearly thirty years in newspaper work, over twenty-eight of them as editor of the Cleveland (O.) Gazette, of which he has been sole proprietor about twenty-five years He has serv ed three terms in the Ohio legislature, from 1894 to 1902 He won a fourth nomination as state representative on Sept. T. 1905. the only Afro American In the north aud possibly in any other section of the country who has ever received such j*opular recognition. There were twenty three candidates for seven places, three being Afro Americans He received the second highest vote and nearly ns many as the two other Afro American candl dates combined. He received a higher vote than eighteen of the twenty white candidates High teen thousand Republicans voted at the primary. There are about 00.000 in the county, only 3.500 of whom are Afro-Ameri cans. Mr Smith received the second highest vote in 1893 and 1599 and was fifth in 1895. lie enjoys the distinction of editing what is generally acknowledged to be one of our leading race Journals: also of having thrice been elected over white opponents to the state legislature. On Nov. 7. 1895. when n candidate for re-election. Mr. Smith received about 3.000 votes more than the Re HON 11 A.URT CL SMITH. publican candidate (white) on the same ticket for common pleas Judge. On Sept. 7, 1890. Mr. Smith was a second time renominated for the legislature, receiving next to the highest vote. There were thirty candidates for the eight places. Ills plurality on election day. Nov. 7. • 1599. was over 10,000 Mr. Smith's work, personal and news paper, in the Interest of the race and the Republican party for a period of more than twenty-eight years Is well kuown throughout the state. Measures Introduced by Mr. Smith. Ills most conspicuous work as a leg Islntor in the interest of the race dur ing his tlrst term tin 1804) was the passage of the Ohio civil rights law Ills “mob violence or anti-lynching aw." which is now on the statute >ooks of the grand old state, overshad ows all bis work in the general assem bly of Ohio. For four years, during the time Senator Foraker was gov ernor of Ohio and as a result of his favor. Mr. Smith was a deputy state oil Inspector His bond of $5,000 was signed by three of Cleveland’s oldest and most highly respected colored citizens. Though born In West Virginia (in 1SC3i. he has lived since 1865 in Ohio at Cleveland, where he attended the public s hools. graduating from the Central high school. No other Negro legislator the state has ever had has such a splendid record for work done, the kind that is of practical benefit to the race. No other is more highly re spected in Ohio than Mr. Smith. Ohio has ll • only effective anti-lynching law in ttye country, and but one or two other, states in the Union have any thing at oil like it. Indeed, he is the only Negro legisla tor who has ever accomplished such work for the race. Mr. Smith has nl ways wielded a fearless and able pen for right and truth He has fought squarely In behalf of his race, demand lng for It recognition wherever denied Though at times he has been severe ly criticised, he has never varied from what he considered his duty. Fils re cent nomination as delegate to the state constitutional convention, which fa to be held In 1912. was a most sig nal honor. IN WOMEN’S CLUB CIRCLES. General Federation Announces Nine Health Topics For Discussion. Nashville. Teun. — Women's clubs throughout the country are being ask ed to study nine topics the corning sea '••n. to * , tnlU uine subjects month by month ami to conduct uine monthly ampalgns of .education during 1911 r.'TJ The public health department "f the General Federation of Women's , Flubs, Mrs S S Crockett chairman, announces the following topics for use I ;• all of the federated clubs and for all other women's organizations de siring to cooperate: • nmiunity health. “Know Your < ity“ campaign. November—Social hygiene. “Educa ti''it In Home and School.*’ j December Tuberculosis. “Yentila and Fresh Air." January—Mouth hygiene. “Tooth In -pc tion Day.” February—Clean food. "How and Where to Find It.” | March—School hygiene. “Medical In spe tion.” April—Conservation of vision. “Pro vent Ion of Blindness.” May—Infant mortality. “Dou’t Kill Your Baby.” June — Food sanitation. "Fighting Dirt and Poison ' The entire health machinery of the federations and thousands of local s will be centered on tills program 1 .if -tudy. talk and work, with new pla »s and original Ideas announced from month to month Race Progress Noted In Bluefield. Bhiefleld. W Vn . Is rapidly becotn ing a thriving center of Afro American | industry. Within the past five years bu- less enterprises have more than ■ de ' led in number Professional men | are also locating in the town in goodly numbers. Besides the numerous gro j cor, stores and restaurants, there arc four physicians, one lawyer, two drug | gl.< and one dentist. CANON CITY, COLO. ’ Farther Lights Missionary So u» was organized Thursday night by the states missionary. Miss Lil- Smith, of Denver. The officers are is follows: Miss Doric Wells, pt--- lent: Miss N". Waters, vice-pres ident; Mr. Tridie Span, secretary: Mi.- Rosabel lo Parker, treasurer, r nit tees: Chairman of program < ommittee. Moody Bruton: play* \\ ht literature committee, Mr. Nep Tt y: look out committee —Miss Mable Wells. Mr. Minnie Payne; Ke\ W. Branan. general superinten dent. Mr. Moody Bruton has written a pla > entitled “Tbo Little Missionary” for 'he Farther Lights Society. This is only one of Ills many pleasing pla vs. This play will be rehearsed by about tho 22d of November, with Moody playing the hero part. DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, g£Four, and Five THE ALLIANCE NOTES AND COM MENTS. At the first of the bi-monthly meet ings for the month of Novemberf of the People’s Sunday Alliance many items of business that had been de ferred from time to time were at tended to. Among the most import ant were the report of the committee on the first lecture of the Inter-Races Congress. ' This address and the mus ical program were a source of real enjoyment to those who heard them. The attendance was a disappointment end seemed a significant comment upon the cultured and better elemut of the Denver people. It is hoped, however, that it was only a reflection upon the judgment of the committee in selecting the date. If this is true prove it by attending in a representa tive number the second of the series of Thursday evening. Nov. 23rd. The report of the committee w lio conferred with the president and sec retary of the Chamber of Commerce was heard and the substance of thc-:i finding and opinion was published in one of the daily papers Monday, the 6th inst. The election of officers re sulted as follows: President, \V. A. Jones: first vice-president, A. W. Lewis, LL. B.; second vice-president. Rev. J. A. Thos-Hazell; third vice president, Rev. J. N. Wallace; secre tary. R. J. Von Dickersohn. assistant secretary, R. L. Lewis; treasurer. Wm. Hill, members of the Boaid ot Directors, C. W. Buford, D. T. Gay. Mrs. Laura Hill, R. L. Lewis, Mrs. E. P. Ensley, I. C. McKenzie and W. 25. Evans. The Board of Directors and officers are called to meet at the hall at 3:3o ni. Nov. to outline the pro gram for the Emancipation celebra tion. which occurs the first Sunday in January. A good program will be rendered on the 26th inst., it being the occa sion of the reading of the second ot the Historical Research papers. Mrs Laura Hill is essayist. A report in the daily papers that a family by the name of Moore, living near Brighton, were in a frightful state of poverty and filth was investi gated by interested colored people from this city and found to be untrue. Mr. Moore is in hard straits, as are others who are interested iu agricul ture, and who have no capital to tide them over lean years, but he has food for his children, a five-room house, three beds and the other things which one would reasonable expect to find. Luther Ganaway passed away Sat urday at his home, 2121 Stout street, after au illness of over a year. He first came to the city two years ago and established a tailor shop on Nineteenth street. While he made a trip South, his health failed. He tried bravely but failed to regain it. He was a member of the Pythians of Little Rock. His remains were pre pared for burial by the Douglass Un dertaking Company and shipped to Little Rock on Thursday. VIis mother came to the city recently and accom panied the remains home. Ho leaves nlso a wife and other relatives. NOTES OF THE ZION BAPTIST On Sunday morning at Zion church Rev. Over will deliver a sermon, tak ing as his theme the conditions which are confronting the Negro in secur ing employment and in protecting his political rights. The forceful man nor in which ho usually delivers him self will And In this a subject on which ho can glvo full reign. Five Cents a. Copt ANNOUNCEMENT. The second of the series of lectures growing out of the Congress of Races in London last July will be delivered by Rev. J. A. Thos-Hazell, S. T. B., at S o'clock p. m., Nov. 23rd, at the Peo ple's Presbyterian church. Subject. ■'Hard Facts Darker Peoples Should Know." The lecturer hopes to show the early dispersion of the race by chart illustrations. The achievements i of the darker people in the ancient period of world will be disclosed. Ef | fort will be made to show there is an unrecorded history back of a little thought-of people. Hear Bishop I. B. Scott. D.D.. LL.D.. Monrovia, Liberia. Africa. Tuesday evening. November 14th, at Christ M. E. Church, corner 22d and Ogden streets. No admission. A free will offering will be taken for the benefit of Scotts and the bishop's work in Africa. Lecture will be promptly at eight o'clock. Be on time. The sub ject of the lecture. “Africa! Its Im portance and Its Call.” SOCIETY NEWS. The Bon Ton Social Club has ar ranged to give another one of its de lightful dances on Thanksgiving night at Dania hall, thus answering the oft-repeated question as to how Denver pleasure-loving people will spend Thanksgiving after the football game. It is to be an invitation affair but Secretary Cy. Strauther says that on account of the large number of strangers that will be in the city, per sons holding invitations are at liberty to intite strangers. Ben Goodman’s orchestra has been employed and from all indications it is to be the i t*vent of the season. BALKED AT COLD STEEL. "I wouldn't let a doctor cut my foot off." said H. D. Ely, Bantam. Ohio, "al though a horrible ulcer had been the plague of my lite for four years. In stead I used Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and my foot was coon completely cured." Heals Burns, Boils, Sores Bruises. Eczema, Pimples. Corns Surest Pile cure 25c at all druggists. The Bachelor Girls' Club of 1910 held a meeting last Saturday at the home of Miss Eva Cooper. Twelve new members were added. The club was the source of a number of social i functions to which they asked their triends to play as substitutes. The meeting of the club was smart. Miss Cooper, through her charming person ality. proved an exceptionally tactful aiui fascinating hostess. The prizes were won by Misses Jacobs and Finley. A dinner much enjoyed and long to be remembered was given by Miss Kathryn Hubbard, one of the most popular society girls, at her homo on Ogden street on Oct. 2S. Hallowe en favors decorated the house and the spirit of the witches prevailed. Mr Hall acted as toastmaster for the evening and amusing riddles and games afforded much pleasure. Around the festive board were gath ered besides the hostess and Miss Jennie Hicks, who assisted the hos tess in receiving her guests were Misses Walker, Yyous, Joseph and Mnley and Messrs. Marshall. luing ston. Graves. May, Hall, Starks, Ward and Plnchback. Mrs. A A. Ealy entortaiuod at tea Sunday evening complimentary to Miss Birdie Clark and Miss Lizzie t owan. The former goes away soon to Lawrence. The latter left Tues day for Hot Springs, where she will spend two months and then go to Iowa to spend four months.