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Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year FACTORY IN TEXAS A SUCCESS Operation of Cotion Mill In Texas Proves Successful, REAOYMARKETS FORPRODUCTS The Manufacture of Cotton Fabrics by the Promoter* of the Mill City Con oern la Evidence of the Steady Ad vaace Which the Race la Making In the Buainaaa World. By N. BARNETT DODSON. Mill City. Tex Education unused •nd unemployed Is au economic waste Natural advantage* neglected or left undeveloped either in business or other commercial pursuits are barged up by the thinking world against people ao overlooking and neglecting them It Is necessary that we plan for and conduct our dally business affairs with these stubborn facts in mind. The American Negro Is the largest producer Af cotton In the world Good business methods impel him to so provide for its manufacture and sni/' ns to ohtnin the best values for hMself and tbi ae din ndlrect ly concerned. Cotton manufacture Is one of the standard industries of the ‘world In England. France. Germany. Italy Rus sia. Japan and China, as well as lu Mexico. Canada and the United States, several millions of people are employed lu its production The American Ne gro is the producer of fully 00 jwr cent of all their supply of cottou He sells it at a few cents a (kiiiiml in tile bale ami buys buck his needs of manufac lured cotton supplies at dollars per pouud While one half the colored pop illation of the south are producing cot ton on the farms the other half arc only partially employed about the towns ami cities Sound economic policy requires that cotton manufacture move forward side by side with the growth and production of the staple on the farm In the fall of 1908 twenty-five acres of land sit unted in the suburbs of Dallas were purchased and allotted into what is known ns Mill City addition to Dallas. Tex .at a cost of SIO,OOO One-third of armnino room mm. the tract w ~s -it apart as the factory reservation. wln*n*iii tin* erect ion tit fa* tories was ti* Ik* em-oiiruged ami by their operati«*ii employ ment to th»* people Twent.v*tive home* have lx.***! huilt. valued at tnort* than S3U.UOU. Capacity of Mop and Twine Factory The first manufacturing plant to l erected w:ih the Mill City mop at id twine factory, a complete spinning mill of 2,000 spindle*. with a full equip meut of t\\ inline ami winding macbln ery. valued at 535.00 U with a lirst mortgage l»oml issue of 11-VOOO This plant operated successfully during the past year, giving employment to forty operative* and finding a read> market f--r all its product in t\\lneaml mops, halving more than sixty whole sale and Jobbing houses in its list of customer* The erection of all build lugs. Including both the homes amt tin mill, wan done by the citrons of Mil City They are tin* complete tu*isi«»r* of every det.-:i! of jin- construction «*f the building and the operation of tin* machinery The cotton mill of today is a hind non* organization capable of employ lug many liuitdriK) |*ersous. 'renting Innumernb po*itlons of responsibility nnd trust, m i*o |.«*rinitting the develop ment of a high degree of scientific knowledge and sgiil on the part of the progressive operative* There i* among the colored |K»ople ample talent, suited and educates I fully tip t«» nil these re quirements Tim lines along which thi* develop ment has progressed pnn Ide not only f r • fad m f I so for cn atlng n model so h *ettletueut around the plant in which the operatives «au purchase their own homes All the houses are being planned and built In good, neat style with large and well ventilated rooms These homes are neatly finished aftet the best stand ards 'Hie town lies about half a m ♦* east of Dallas within switching di* tnnee of two railroad*, the Texas and Pacific railroad being north of it and the Texas and New Orleans on the south Scope and Worth of the Main Factory. The main factory, known a* the Mill City cotton mill, is now being erected and the machinery installed The building will contain lITi.OOO square feet of floor space, and the \*<piipineni all of which has been purchased, consists of fj.ooo spindles. 200 looms, complete blenelicry and dye works, also complete equipment for a machine nnd repair shop This plant will give WINDING ItOOll 8 HOT I ON. employment to more than 400 opera lives when run at full productive ca DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 23. 1911, pacity. Ksti muted value when cum pleted. SIOU.OOO Household u«*cessi ties, aucb as cotton rugs of many varie lies uud sizes. including art squares u| to nine feet iu width, also counter panes, bedspreads, table covers, towel ing. etc., will be manufactured. The central idea running through and directing all actions in Mill Citj is the making and distributing by col ored |>ersons of such useful and artis tic products of spindle and loom a> will bring out the maximum produc tive ability of the race This will de velop a strong pride lu the ability thrift and efficiency of the workers and give encouragement to the promoters It is the pioneer effort in the develop ment of a standard industry that will point the way for broader usefulness The plan of financing the development of Mill City and its factories is sim pie. It rests on the holdings and per sonai worth of the management as its basis with their |*ersonal guarantee and indorsement behind each of the se curities issued. By careful purchasing methods and using extreme economy in the management of its affairs the first mortgage interest paying obliga tions have been held within r>0 |H*r ceDt of the values behind them WESTERN NEWSPAPER MEN HOLD SPLENDID MEETING. Topeka Session of Press Association Best In Its History. Toj»eka. Kan.—Tile Western Negro Press iisxH-intioti. which recently held its fifteenth annual meeting in tin city. conducted one of the most hell* ful programs ever rendered at any .*t its meetings during its successful an.! eventful career Resides the member and other local talent, the nssociat on was fortunate In securing the service of Governor \V It Stuhhs and the Hon W '1' Vernon, who delivered timely and Inspiring addresses Tlte com in it fee on resolutions, after thanking all persons who assisted in helping to make the meeting the glow ing succe-- which it was with » vote of thanks i«> the local business league for the splendid liampiet whi h It gave to the tneni)»ers of the organ ization. commended Mrs c \\ alke: for her generous gift to the Y M i V in IndiatiapolK. Ind and condetnucd the governor of South ('arolin for being In favor of mob violence The election of oiiecr- icsiilted a follows Andrew.i Sunt henna ii. s. uni ter. Muskogee. (Jklit . president drsi vice president. \\ \. Harris Se:i-<h light. Sedalia. Me -eeotid \ i»*e dent. .1 Walker. Krectimn. Itidiati a polls, hut recording secretary. .1 |i Cooke Defender. .Milwaukee , Wis corresponding -e iet.it l \ Bell American. \Yagom t Okla assistant secretary. I’ C. Thomas. Herald. In pefc rri X lek <i p dealer. Topeka, historian. Harry It Graham. Tmnuler < k Milndan> Kan chaplain Itev -I 15 Uansoui. Tnpeka. The exectuIve eoiiimittee includes \ I> Griffin. I’laindealei. Tnpeka: l.ewis Woods. Kansas t it \ Sun. Kansas City . Mo.: W R King K\press. Dallas. Tex C H Ituihanau. Safeguard. (Illtbrio. Okla lolin I Thompson. Ii\ •fonder I »«■- Mo net* I \Y \ Hill Protest. St .!os«•;ih. >!-• The sixteenth annual meeting of the .« laliou will be hold In Milwaukee Wis. Lincoln Emancipation Association The Lincoln Rmancipation assocla tlon In Brooklyn has begun active preparations for the celebration of the forty-eighth anniversary of Hie issu ance of that immortal docuraen: which declared freedom to the slaves. Meaning of Coming National Campaign In all this blow and bluster there should be some way to make the safe and sane colored elector remember the Taft administration Is not the only doggone thing that ever happened to this race of ours, says the Dallas (Tex.) Rxpress In the coming struggle to nominate and elect a proslden.1. If Taft and IHtehcocU and ltoosevelt arc to he the commanders. the Negro may ex peet tn he ernollled on the cross of pertldv and political dishonor while wearing on Ids brow a crown of WELL QUALIFIED ELDER. Work of Rev. Dr. C. D. Hazel Entitles Him to Promotion. Anbury Park. N. J.—The minds of the /.ionites* are centered on the gen eral 'ouference which meets in Char let?** N. in May. 1912. Boides the general business which com- • up before the conference which has to do with the election of the gen eral officers of the church, perhaps the most interesting feature will be the elec 1 ion of the three new bishops. The larp- territory of the Zion connection nec Mtated an addition to its bishop ric ?«> aid in carrying on the great ma chinery of the church ®u* high and honored office of bishop haft • iiused many iutlueutial church mot ' the connection to aspire for the offif • One of the strongest candidates for tic bishopric and one who f»ossess es peculiar fitness for the office is the Rei Dr. C. D. Hazel, the efficient and cap .c presiding elder of the New Jer sey district of the New Jersey annual conference. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. It i> interesting to note that nearly all ' the colored people own their hotn* and fully 5b per cent have nic property to let. R»- J. W. Fant, pastor of the A M. K church, was in the city Dec. lot »nd delivered two aide sermons to a representative congregation o • listeners. 'Me* First Baptist church is taking n new life under the leadership of K-v. T. M. Russell, who on last Sun day afternoon addressed a full audi nce. Subject was "Is the Bible th< Word of God?" 2 Peter 1:21. The First Baptist Sunda> school ill be entertained Saturday evening - ith a Christmas tree and a selec .sical program. GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. Lreat preparations are being made : the Christmas tree The wedding of Mr. Bruce Johnson <1 Miss \da Wilson was a swell affair. Little Lottie Langon is very sick, o it of all that mama and papa can site seei - ••• get worst The funeral of Mr. Patrick Sharpe. :.o died Saturday morning at 125 ed avenue, was attended Tuesday m Lady Pearson's undertaking par He was so nicely put away and funeral well attended, happily averted he was. and prayed the id's will be done, his wife taken h good care of him and put him ! a ay so nice. Lord give us more men like her. please. TRINIDAD NEWS. The city has been the source of a of inspiration in the last few days, s Paul's Baptist church continues ir attraction in the Literary So fty on every Monday night The ier departments of the church are tally interesting. The A. M. K irch is keeping abreast of time and e. The trustees’ rally is on for the t of January, when the first obli ion is to be met on the pews and pit suit for the new church 1 he gest donation ever presented to i I v gro church in this city is the one the A. M. K. church by which the intv commissioners donated the ldows for the new edifice The n is between $400 and $500 and 1 the church is moving on. Mrs. N. V. Steele gave one of th< to-date socials at her residence on i ursday night, the 14th. for the ben i of the Trustees’ rally. There s. indeed, a good time for all. both and young, and the proceeds were lily gratifying. itev. and Mrs. J. H Brown was the •St of Mr. ami Mrs. Peter Clark at ’iner. in honor of their daughter, vs. Jennie Brogant of Silvorton. \ s. Brogant is quite an affable lady, a jovial, sweet disposition, hence s a host of friends everywhere. !'he Thomas and Jordan cleaning l tailoring establishments have isolidated on East Main Mrs. Fannie Booker underwent an I o ,er severe operation of the foot on day. u is .i (ase look ed to w at concern. Mrs. Anna Johnson is quite low and s . ms not to he improving. Br. S. P. Douglas. (?. M.. visited the . y last week and was the guest of Simpson's Rest No. 10. He made quite an impression. DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, Four, and Five NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burnett of 3912 I«arimer street have finished their new home at 3412 Columbine street . and are ready to welcome their friends at the new address. They have made their home in Denver for twelve vears and in that time have purchased two homes, this last one being a model of convenience and taste. Mr. Burnett seems to have only one thought, his wife and home, and Mrs. Burnett is a model wife. The example they set of thrift and culture is a boon to the community. To much praise cannot be given them. Their phone is Olive 133. DEATH'S HARVEST A tragedy enacteu Thursday after noon snuffed out the life of Jas. Holly, an estimable citizen of Denver for many years. Through giving a home to Mrs. hildress. who recently mar ried Mr. Partee, he was the victim of a murderous assault by Mr. Childress, who came to this city from Colorado springs, Thursday, with the threat to kill Mr. Partee. Mr. Holly was at home engaged in household chores, and since no ground existed for en mity between him and the slayer, it is probable that Childress in his ig norance of the identity of Partee. mis took Holly for him and shot without inquiry. It is a sad blow to the wife, who is utterly prostrated. He has a brother and many relatives here Up to the time of going to press the mur derer has not been apprehended Sad Indeed is the death of Mrs. A. \Y Porter It occurred on Thursday near noon She and her child passed away together, a sad reminder that in the midst of life we are in death. The Douglas Undertaking ompany is in charge. Her marriage a year ago. her pleasant surroundings, her usefulness and friends, her loving husband, all were of no avail. At Campbell Chapel. Opossum din ner. beginning at 3:00 p. in. Serve great big Opossums, sweet potatoes, lirown gravy. Chitlings with Ash cake. Ha. ha. ha Great drama. Santa Claus Christ mas Mail, at Campbell Chapel. Mon day evening. Dec. 25th. WEST BROS. SPECIAL ANNOUNCE MENT. West Bros, wish to inform the pub lb that they have been granted a res taurant license which enables them to serve wines, cordials, beer, etc., with meals and that the service wul be up 1 to the standard as they have main tained in the past. NOTICE. \V. A Rice, who left the city sud denly several weeks ago. was expelled by the Knights of Pythias on Friday night, and by the Masons of Rocky Mountain Dodge on Monday night. The last named lodge, through its master. S. A Bondurant, and its secretary. Wm. Sprague, makes this announce ment that the craft everywhere may ■take due notice and govern itself ac cordingly. THE SIGN IS DOWN. The Crescent theater, over whose sign segregating colored patrons, a storm of protest «ras raised a few I weeks ago. has changed hands. The new owner is J. C. Cornwell of Lara mie. Wyo. He began renovation at once, and took down the obnoxious sign. He wishes the public to under j stand that he is entering for patron age and does not continue the poliev | that was followed by the former I owner. I Five Cents a Copy CHRISTMAS AT SHORTER CHAPEL A. M. E. CHURCH. The Sunday School will render I Christmas Glory” to the Child King 'and have their Christmas tree Satur day evening, Dec. 22rd. Sunday services. Dec. 24th: Christmas services by the Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. The pastor will deliver a special ; sermon at 11:00 a. m. Miss Myrtle ' Brown will sing a solo. The C. E. League will have charge . of the entire evening services with a special program at 7:2<y The regular Christmas sermon will be delivered Monday morning, Dec. 25th at 5:00 o’clock. Music by the Senior and Junior choirs. Mrs 1J1- lian Jones will sing a sacred solo. Madame Hackley will tell about life in gay Paree and French songs, etc . Monday evening. Dec. 25th. The pastor, officers and Sunday ! school are all smiles over the great success achieved last Sunday in their i contest. Many new scholars were added to the roll and $91.75 collected : Royal Brown was crowned king of ! the occasion. A PASTOR’S GREETINGS. To the members, friends and well wishers of the People's Presbyterian church we extend the compliments ot the season. May Christmas be one of unbroken joy. May the year 1912 be even more prosperous to you than the present and past years. A retro spective view of our life presents to i us undisputable arguments of God's 1 goodness to us and our absolute un worthiness of the same. The church we believe is the institution founded , by Christ Himself for the glorifying of God by the salvation of humanity Our firm conviction is that all or nearly all the poverty, injustices, mis eries and flagrant evils of the world ar? mainly due to the church as a , church in being passive when it should be active in "crying aloud, in sparing not ’ to show the existing acts I of wickedness. Corrupt politics, cor rupt churchmen, with all their con conimitant evils are open challenges ) to the church. The church of God that was founded by the spilling of His blood can only remedy these evils by the mustering of the righteous forces of individuals for a common combat with the world. Idealists. ! grumblers and fault-finders both in and out of the church can only ac complish the end for which the church was instituted when they come together in the church as a I unit for the specific object of glorify ing the kingdom of God b> their tin j selfish contribution for the better intent of humanity. As the year 1911 passes into the realms of yesterday, let the reminiscences of the failings of the church, including both the mis takes of some pulpits and pews, be buried with the bufial of forgetful ness Let the good people in and out of the church come together for the year 1912 for the reaping of the great est spiritual harvest in Denver and thus provoke God in heaven to be stow a special benediction and the ef forts of our hands in the fields of temporalities. As pastor of the Peo i pie’s Presbyterian church, our one : platform is to serve the people through our church. Our views arc ! liberal as the Christ is liberal. Our 1 one object is to contribute our quota [for the uplift of a downtrodden peo i pie who will allow themselves to be uplifted. “Come thou with us and wo will do thee good." The w ishes for a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year are the expressions of the writer. J. A. THOS-HAZBLL. Pastor the People's Presbyterian Church.