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The| [Statesman Wishes You A Happy New Year
Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year GREETINGS OF KELLY MILLER TO EDUCATED COLORED MEN; ] GREETINGS I am taking advantage of the ap proaching New Year to address you a low words of serious greeting 'ou represent the first generation of your race. now. grown to fullness of the stature of manhood, under the influ ence and power of education ou are the lirst ripened fruit of philanthropy, and by you alone will its wisdom or lolly be Justified The hope of the race is focussed in you You are to furnish the head-light to direct the purth through the dangers and viscis sltudcs of the w ilderness For want of vision the people perish: lor want of wise direction, they stumble and fall. There is no body of men in the world today, now in the history of the world, who have, or ever have had greater responsibilities or more cov erted opportunities than devolve upon you It is indeed a privilege to be a Negro of light and leading in such a time as this The Incidental embar rassments and disadvantages which fnr-rtM* time being, must b* endured are not to be compared with the far more exceeding weight of privilege and glory which awaits you if you rise to these high demands For such a privilege well may you forego the pleasures of civilization for a season Your world consists of lO.uoo.uim souls, who have wrapped up in them all the needs and necessities, pow (Ts and possibilities of human nature, thgfr oohtaln all the norms ol dvlll . • from Its roof ts flon -■ en< a Yours is the task to develop and vital i/.e these smothered faculties and i*> ientialitics. Your education will prove to be but vanity and vexation of spir it. unices It ultimate® in this task i ou are the salt of this earth, and if the salt lose its savior, wherewith shall it be salted? If the light within the racial world be darkness how great is that darkness? The highest call of the civilization ot the world today is to the educated voung man of the belated races. Ihe educated young manhood of Japan, t'binn, India. Egypt and Turkey must lift their own people up to the high level of their own high conception They must partake ot the best things in the civilization of Europe and show them unto their own people Your task is the same as one Europe in tensified. perhaps, by the more diffi cult and intricate tangle of circum stances and conditions with which you must deal. You cannot afford to sink into slothful satisfaction and do your lit tle Job, draw your little pay, and *n joy your tasteless leisure, and with inane self-deception hide vour little head under the shadow of your wings, like the foolish bird, which thereby hopes to escape the wrath to come. As you look over the field the whole sweep of racial movement seems to be retrograde. The race has been dis franchised and Jim-crowed and segre gated. Lynching and burning of Ne groes and horrors of indescribable atrocity, has become a fixed Amerl- J ra n institution The Christian con science has become sore, and only Christ in Heaven weeps. There Is no other source of help but God and you. The white race through philanthropy has done much; but its vicarious task was practically com pleted when it developed you on must do the rest. Our gratitude can never repay tho debt we owe. They spoke for us when our tongues were lied, they pleaded for us when we were speechless. Hut now our facul ties are unloosed; wo must stand on our own footing. The greatest grati mde that tho beneficiary can show to ihe benefactor is, ns soon as possible, to do without, his benefaction. True, we are not yet able to cut loose wholly from the benevolent assistance; wo htlll need some more ear-rings and finger-rings and other furnishings from the Egyptians. Hut the great outstanding fact remains, tho task of race statesmanship and reclamation is not primarily tho white man s burden, but. yours. Upon you will depend its success or failure. As far as righteous Insistence upon Aialicnablo human rights will permit, live at peaco and helpful co-operation with all men. North and South, East and West. But never under any in ducements ot cowardice or prudence or thrift, should you deviate from the straight line of righteousness, which , alone |>oints out the way. Moral energy and race loyalty should he brought to bear upon your task whether you be engaged in the production of wealth or in the more condite pursuits, which administer to the higher needs of man. The white race is fast losing faith ■ Negro an < Efficient and ac* . . civilisation. Curtailment of |>olitical. civil and general privilege and oppor tunity is but the outward expression of this apostacy. As the white man’s faith in you decreases, your faith in yourselves must increase Every Ne gro in America should be taught daily, with his face turned toward the light, to utter this prayer. * l-ord, I believe; help thu my unbelief." Through courage, expressed in the active as well as In the passive voice, c ourage to do and courage to endure you must so assort and exert your manhood, that you will not only be lieve* in yourselves, but the* rest of the world will he* compelled to believe in you. Then and not till then, all will be well Such is the mark and the* high call ing to which you are called May you rise to the level of it. Dante's Inferno which was shown at prices ranging from 50 cents down to 15 cents down town, will appear at the l.ornine all next week for only 10 1 cents. EDITORS ISSUE STATEMENT. Wfitirn Press Association Pledges Loyalty to Race and Country. Following it* the address to the coun try in full ns ndoptcd by the Western Negro Press association nt its recent nnnunl meeting held In Topekn. Kan. We. the members of the Western Negro Press association. In convention intern bled, acknowledge our thank* to the So preme Ruler of the universe for the hies? lng* which have come to the convention members Individually end collectively, to the race we represent . r:d nil mankind With these presents >*»•*• e »ur greetings to the COUntp* at large We Would appeal to the b.ir of public opinion and ask that discriminations based upon color shall Im» at an end We do this believing that the fundamentals of American jurisprudence. the tendency of our present day civilization, demand that merit and worth shall count and that nothing shall stand between the worthy and the rewards of his labors This Is done with the Involved purpose of making better the standard of American manhood and cultivating that spirit of Interdepend ence of thought and activity, the nec«s sary requisite In n free republic. America grows In greatness and her perpetuity Is more completely assured when every man counts for one and nobody for more than one That righteousness which exhorteth a nation should and must be more clearly demonstrated In America than anywhere In the civilized world. With faith In the Justice of our cntiso we would usk that disfranchisement and discrimination be cause of • oloi and anytl lng that sa\ori of unfairness before, the law shall cease. We believe that there Is enough fairness In the American republic to finally secure this result. We deplore and denounce lawlessness, crime. Indolence and prodigality In any race and are not unmindful of the fact that these exist among the white race as well ns the Negro rnce We would ut go upon them a higher con ception of duty to family, society and c< untry. We would advise that they save money, purchase homes, become property owners and tillers of tho soli. To tho farm, where are unlimited op portunities. wo would advise them to go. The tillers of the soil have ever been tho sturdy yeomanry, tho foundation of soci ety and tho forerunners of a powerful commercialism which has moved tho world. Wo urguc earnestly for education both high and Industrial and believe In tho preparation of our youth to fill every ave nue open to tho citizens of a republic. Tho members of the Western Negro Press association pledge themselves to stand for tho highest In Journalism and for tho propagation of all tilings uplifting and Inspiring. Wo ask members of all professions, activities and varied employ ments to Join in the new movement to make better and stronger tho race of which w * are a part and prove our right DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 30. 1911 to all the guarantee of our federal consti tution by a wise and faithful performance of the duties therein imposed. BRIGHT FUTURE PREDICTED FOR GALILEAN FISHERMEN. Time Honored Secret Order Reincor porates and Makes New Beginning. A brighter day is dawning for the Grand United Order of Galilean Fish ermen of Baltimore, one of the old est fraternal orders in the country. Following the failure of the bank of the order at Hampton. Ya.. and the suspension of the endowment depart ment of the order. National Grand Ruler Columbus Gordon, Grand Secre tary Annie G. Heath and other lead ing spirits began to plan for the up building of the order. At the session of the national grand tabernacle of the order held in Baltimore last Au gust a revised constitution was adopt ed. the order reincorporated, and re cently copyright papers were taken out. Reports received lately by Mr Gor don from various parts of the Juris diction indicate that the order is rap idly gaining in strength. In Philadel phia.- where Mr Charles II Marshall Is the special deputy, the order is in COL CM HITS OOMDON. letter condition than nt any time with in tin* past i*»n years. In Wilmington. Del.. where tiie next annual session will l»t* liehl. Mrs. Ellen Freeland, lieud of tile work in (lint jurisdiction states Hint the order is taking on new life there and that great preparations are being math* for the next grand ses sion MAenuley Dorsey. grand trcas urer of tin* order: Joseph IV Kvius state ruler for Maryland. and a mini ber of others are al>.» bending the* best efforts for npbuihliug tin* work Even in the capital of the nation th people are stopping long enough to give the order their consideration. I may mention t\ r Fit/.gt raid, alter ney for 1 1»«» onler: .1 I' Hill of Colmn bus. <» . Mrs Hattie K. Troy of Har risburg. Pa.: Kev I) Stratton of St Albans, w Yn \l I. Fairfax of Charlestown. W Yn nod others whose devotion to the interest* of the o'tler have always been manifested The country tuny look for bigger th;ng> than ever from • ur order. Masons Hold Annual Communication. At the annual communication of Eu reka grand lodge. Free and Accepted Masons, recently held in Providence. U. 1 . much important business was transacted Most Worshipful (Jrand Master W 11 Mathews presided. The attendance was large, and the members of the craft were enthusiastic over the success of the work accomplished with in the jurisdiction during the year. < Ira ml Master Mathews and the rest or the ofHcors were re-elected Interstate Literary Association. The twenty first an mini meeting of fho Interstate Literary association, which is composed of n majority of the literary organisations of the tuld die west states, was held in Wichita. Kan . for three days, beginning on Wednesday. Dec *J7 The sessions were presided over by Attorney S. J. Brown of Dos Moines General Conference Delegates. the forty-sixth annual session of the 'iforffia conference of the African Met I dist Episcopal church recently hob* in Savannah the following per sods were elected as delegates to the geo- r I conference to be hold in Kan i sas 1 ity. Mo., in May. 1012: The Rets u. n Singleton. I.. A. Towns ley. p w. Greatheart. L. W. McMil lan. \Y. U. I\ Sherman. N. Bembry. E B. Brown. It M. S. Taylor. B. S. Han nab, B. J. Ross. R. L. Hurst and T. N M. Smith. who was selected to head the detection. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CHEYENNE. (M. V. Gaskin.) The minstrel show given by Porter’s Ninth Cavalry Minstrels last Thurs day evening was reported to be a ■ great success. The members of the company were greeted by a large au dlence and each one present went awa> feeling that he or she had re ceived their money s worth Some of the best popular music was given and the cavalry orchestra displayed its usual entertaining ability. The Dime Social which was to be ' given at the home of Mrs. Simon Smith by the W. M. M. Society De- « cemt" r 22, will be postponed until a ; later date on account of Christmas. Th<* Christmas tree concert, will be i hel'i • hrlstmas night, the little folks ( nredominatlng. All are cordially in- , vlt* ■: and the Xiuas trees is for young : an« old. > Sunday night. December 17th. Rev C. Crutchfield and his choir coll ated the services at the Post chapel charge of Chaplan George \V. Proi- Ft. D. A Russell. The subject of Rev. Crutch in Ids sermon was “The Prodigal 1 Son.” A large crowd was present and tin* singing was enjoyed by all. I'haplain and Mrs. Proileau will • .ive Sunday to spend the holidays ■ .th Mrs Proileaus parents. The Christmas tree exercises tor e children of the Ninth Cavalry were held Saturday afternoon at 2 lock at Troop B of the same regi ment. , Mr. Wm Christian, who has been Mined to the hospital with a brok er. limb is again able to be about with : < aid ot crutches Mr. D. Henry, who has been suf ing with consumption, has been re moved from the hospital to his home. Saturday evening, Dec. 23, a recep tion will be given at the A. M. E. arch in honor of Captain Charles i > ung. The reception will be in cl: irge of Rev. James Washington. •Irs. Pearl Edwards and sou, Lloyd, ve just returned from an extended 'it with Mrs. Edward’s mother. Mr. Charles Lucas is somewhat in posed this week as the result of a ious attack. Mrs. Henry Cooper is ill at her lu ue, threatened with an attack of pi »umonia. Mr. Taylor of Pasadena, Calif., is • guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lucas, a few days. Mr. Taylor has been lting at ins home in Lincoln, No ska. and is now en route to Cali tornia. Everybody seems to be alive with holiday spirit We wish you all Merry Xmas 1 Mrs. Laura Hill's picture show is as g. *d as the best. See it just across in the Five Points postoffico. Best t mis, best machine, host music. GLENWOOD SPRINGS. COLO. ■Irs. Delia Lawrence took suddenly last Thursday morning but is much arovod at this writing. .'he first public Christmas tree for tb children was given last aturday in lit at the First Baptist Church It was an enjoyable event. Many pres < : s were exchanged. ittle Miss Eunice Russell is spend the holidays in Grand Junction. The First Baptist Church lias re sumed their regular orders of services, preaching at 11 a .m. and 7:30 p. ni. umlay school at 3 p. m. Prayer meet in Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p in. MRS. ALICE A. CLARK. DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, Four, and Five ZION LADIES FEAST AT EXPENSE OF MEN. While the readers of this paper are | perusing this item, the men of Zion , Church are laboring hard to make up for what they did not do in the last rally which the church had last fall. It seems that the men and the women contested to see who would bring in the most money, an das usual, the men lost. So now they are solacing their chagrin by entertaining the ladies at an elaborate spread to be set New- Year’s night, and today they are hard at it with hammer and saw-making tables to seat three hundred guests at once. Professional chefs will prepare the turkeys an dtrimmin's and every thing will be done up in style. Charles Muse Ijasii corps of waiters who know ■ • . post ol toe expert and who mean to give such service that the ladies will be compelled, since it is leap year to acknowledge their ex-! pertness by generous tips. NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM AT SHORTER. The first of the year is the time set ; by Shorter Church for the general \ adoption of the pledge system of church finance. It is expected that this system if carried out as proposed and as successful as it is in churches where it has been tried will relieve the officials‘of much of the financial worry attendant upon present meth ods They are explaining the system to each member personally Rallies will not be necessary to carry the church current or other expenses when all contribute in this manner. The Loraine has the same moving pictures as the Princess and Isis. Spend an hour seeing the pictures at 725 20th avenue, just across from the postoffice. NEW PASTOR FOR THE REDEEMER. The Church of the Redeemer will have as its pastor after the first of the year. Father Brown now of To peka. He comes by appointment of the bishop It is a singular coinci dence that he is of the same name as the pastor who has just gone away. TENDERED A BIG CHURCH. A compliment has been paid to Rev. Williams of Campbell A. M. E. Church in the way of an offer of a church in another section of the country that is a thousand strong and proportion ately prosperous. He has not inti mated any intention of acceptin. but the offer is an honor which delights his friends. BETTER JOB UNDER UNCLE SAM. P. W. Webster also has been con nected with the Interior department of the National Government since coming to the city, being a laboratory aide to the pure food laboratory chief, has been advanced in grade recently, being now laboratory assistant. MERIT REWARDED. Christmas this year was especially delightful to Wm. Sprugne. one of the veteran employees of the Stearn- Roger Mining Machinery Company. He was notified of a substantial raise in salary as well as given a reminder of Christmas in the way of cash. He is shipping clerk there and has been for many years. Mr. Spr ague is filling a position of responsibility and salary-, unusual for a member of tho race, and in fact, it may be said that there are few men in tho whole West who even equal him In the work he performs and tho money ho receives. Five Cents a Copt CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH. The coming of its new pastor has I attracted an unusual amount of at tention to Central Baptist Church lo cated at 24th and California streets. This beautiful property in the past year was freed from all indebtedness through the sacrifice of its members, and they plan it to be the site of a new Temple which shall be glory to God and a credit to the church and denomination The financial effort which was undertaken last summer had a most beneficial effect upon the church apart from sum of nearly a thousand dollars which they were able to lay away in the REV. RAMEY bank. It united and quickened the ; people, it showed them their possi bilities. it converted a congregation which was always spiritually strong. ' into one both spiritually and tempo rarily efficient. For several months the church has been under the pastorate of Rev. G. T. Ramey. He came into charge in a moment of emergency and has been a most happy choice. His long resi dence here has made him well known to church-goers and his leadership 1 tound ready acceptance. He has been able to maintain the zeal and his tact till handling of church finance and business will cause the new pastor Rev. Williams of Atlanta, to find a tallow field for his sowing Rev. Williams comes with a repu tation as a gospel preacher, with the strongest of recommendation as a business man, and all in all Central expects to enter upon fields of larger : vision under his leadership. Rev. Tillman of Nicodemua, Kan I sas, a scholar and a speaker of more than sectional reputation will preach I at Central Church tomorrow. He j spoke at Zion Sunday evening CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER On Sunday the 31st lust , at 11 ; o'clock Holy Communion w ill be cele brated by the Rev. H B Hitchings, 1) D . Rector Emeritus at St. John's : Cathedraal. Dr. Hitchings was rector ! of the Church of St. John s in the Wi! 1 derness” nearly fifty years ago. from IS62 to 1SGS, and during his pastorate he ministered to the colored people then living in Denver, holding special services of instruction for them and lu many ways looking after their wel | ware. Mr. Hudston will preside at the organ and give the address H. R CRAWFORD SHORTER CHAPEL SUNDAY NOTES. Sunday School at 10 a. m. The pas tor will preach at ll a. m . subject • Enjoyclng for the Old Year ” As Sunday night is watch meeting night. , services will begin at 9 o'clock Th** C. E. League will have open doors ” . New Year’s day at the church begln l niug at *J p. m.