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Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year Bruce Grit Gives Facts About Africa THE AMERICAN NEGRO IS NOT WANTED IN AFRICA. I have received the following letter from a corres|Kjndent in South Africa. Mr F. Z. S. Peregrine, representative at Cape Town of King Lewanika of the Harotse It may be of interest to readers of the Statesman My Dear Hruee • • • There is an element in the United States of America well meaning but utterly wrong, who are engaged in the advocacy of tne American Negro's exodus to Africa, because forsooth I Africa is the ancestral home of the Negro, where he will work out his sal vation. where he will be able to sit under his own vine and fig tree, none daring to make him afraid. This is a beautiful theory, an at tractive and enchanting picture and one worthy of a niche in the gallery of fancy. Disillusion gaunt and hide ous awaits he who embarks for South Africa inspired by this picture A Condition, Not a Theory. I challenge the contradiction of the j assertion that the worst hated man who seta his foot on South African j noil toda> is the man from America who wears the shadowed livery of the burnished sun” and who is soon # otted by his tongue Naw, I go j further, this hatred is by no means confined to the American Negro There is a phrase or term here w hich , is known as the "Seakafr. This a|> i plies to all black men who have, crossed the briny or who hail from | over pea. ahe stales. West Indies. West Afrra. anywhere, and tell it not in Cloth.' and no tongue rolls it over more glibly than does that ol that indescribable variety of the gen us horno known ns the "(’ape boy.” Now. my dear Hruee. the specimen is neither flesh, flsh nor decent red herring, is hated by his unnatural parent, usually the male side of the house, and for his assumption of su perlor airs, is equally damneu by the black man to whom he is relegated, but who is not of him. and to whose burdens he adds. This mixed multitude are always referred to contemptuously as boys only when the variation of bastard is employed. Think of a man proudly | claiming lu court on the enquiry be ing inude ns to his ethnic classlflca j lion. “I am a bastard!” and 1 have beard such boasts. f The sexagenarian, the septagenar f,n. the octogenarian and the centen a nan are ouch a “boy”—Just boy who j never attain to manhood. I remember during my earlier years in America finding it necessary to pay some attention to a brood who consti luted the blue vein society o, one of • our Western cities, a thing which l believe and hope is now dead. The South African variety is not just mu | latto or quadroon. A careful analysis of the creature . will reveal tin* presence In Its veins oi \'oy blood of the Mongolian. Tartar. < aUAsian, Negro, etc . an heterogen »ub ami unassimilable moss, each contending for mastery and resulting in Ahe production of an ignorant, pro si/V.ptuouH and hideous caricature of man A Strange Trinity. The inan from oversea who wears a black face has often not alone to contend against the white man nor to submit to the annoyance of the creature Just described, but frequent ly in contact with the South African black man. South Africa Is after all in point of population, civilized (so called), Is a small one, and one edu y-vted black man from America, ospo- Vrfally if ho comes in the garb of re ligion and Is glib of tongue and unc tuous withal, such a man can do an Incalculable amount of harm If dis posed to evil courses. We have had such a man hero who. coming as the representative of a gn at church, proved an Incorrigible rogue and went In and out among the natives, robbing right and left, while praying fervently with his victims, and who succeeded in getting away ji,fii in time to avoid being incarcer ated in a South African prison for black folk. And whow, what a time he üld have had. Now the white mail Tiiakes good uso of such exam (ties to incite hatred and suspicion in the breast of the South African black man against the "Seakafr and the case referred to has been worked for all it is worth. The antipathy of the mixed multitude springs purely and simply from jealousy, cross jealousy. Abused, spurned and contemptuously treated by his father, he sees in the superior man from over sea, a great contrast to himself in bearing, man ners, culture, etc., and is mad thereat. Now the third enemy of the oversea man is the white man. and he is the < most formidable one. With him the ignorant, ill clad, subservient black man is the proper thing and he looks with some alarm at the idea of this strange mixing with and enlightening his dupes, lest the dupes thus be per mitted to taste of the fruit he, the white man, interposes a flaming ' sword at the barriers 1 shall forward by the next mail an other chapter on this subject, with the citation of practical examples Sincerely your friend, F. Z. S. PEIIEGRINO. Mafeking, So;, t b Africa, Nov. 22, 1911 I’ S. I bad an afternoon last week 1 with Lord Gladstone on the black peril and other troubles, of which 1 you will be duly Informed SUCCESS OF STATE FAIRS. Evidence! of Progress Seen In South Carotin.* and Georgia. I The stale held In Rafesburg ! and t'oluiul* .t. S and the one held I In Macon, ‘in have l**on remarkable win casc-i when the interest of the peo ple in all •*ccilott'« of t»otb states la taken Into rum Idem lion The fair at Rnteabarg under the management of lte\ Itlchard t'arroll of t'olumbin. who has made tin* stale colored fairs ?f South c'nrollna unprecedented sue cease**. and th< receut state fair under the presidency of Mr Sawyer were strong attractions fur the progressive A fro-Americana from every section of the Palmetto State The farmers In South Carolina and Georgia take pride In sending exhibits to these fain*, ami their various ex bibits and live stock are favorably coni men toil upon by the white visitors ■ to the fairs Another phase of these fairs Is the exhibits of successful and conservative financial movements of the race in these respective states. Our people will continue to succeed as long as they work together and have confidence In each other Who would have thought forty yearn ago that the Negro would have his own banks anti I a great Insurance company like the . North Carolina Mutual Provident as sedation of Durham. N C.. with near i ly enough employees to raise a reel j ment? The dally press of Georgia 1 am! South Carolina commented at length m the rise of such orgaulxn ! tlons to places among the safest iti the country Among the leading business men who held exhibits at the differ ent fairs were Mr John Merrick. Mr. C. C. Spaulding. Dr. A M Moore and Mr. .1 11. Garner Evidences of race progress were seen in a convincing manner at ail of the departments of Industry represented by both farmers ■ ud mechanics. — IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of our darling baby, I>ornine Agatha Carter, who died Jan. 11. 1911. IlGcnuso thy smile was fair, Thy lip and eye so bright. Because thy loving cradle care. Was such a dear delight. Loving parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 'art or. CLUB NOTES. The Self Improvement and Soclnl club will meet on Monday. Jan. 16, 1012, with Mrs. Mildred Abernathy. 22.11 Olenarm place. Mrs. Mildred Abernathy, president. Lula Burrell, secretary. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY. JAN. 13. 1912, CONDOLENCE. Denver, Colo., Dec. 2b, 1911. Whereas, It has pleased our Heav enly Father to remove from their midst the mother of Miss Nelcine Howard, our esteemed friend, co worker and member of this club; Resolved, that we, with £er, bow with humble submission to the will of 1 the Most High. Resolved, that the holy joy is hers of knowing that angel eyes now watch . for your coming and that your dear mother will receive you and yours when life's dark day is done. Resolved, that this club tender its heartfelt sympathy to the family in this their sad affliction. Resolved, that these resolutions be entered upon the minutes of this club and that a copy of them be sent to the family. MRS. ALICE D. WEBB, MRS. JOHN CONTEE, MRS. ELIZA DISH MAN. Denver. Colo . Dec. 28. 1911. Whereas, it has pleased our Heav enly Father to remove from our midst the husband of Mrs. Holly, our honor ary member of this club; Resolved, that we. with her, bow with humble submission to the will of the Most High; Resolved, that her loss is heaven's gain and that she has the holy joy of knowing that she will see him again; Resolved, that this club tender its heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Holly in this her sad affliction; Resolved, that these resolutions be entered upon the minutes of this club and that a copy of them be sent to i the family. MRS ALICE D. WEBB. MRS. JOHN CONTEE. MRS. ELIZA DIbHMAN.* REV. WILLIAMS R EACH Eu THE CITY YESTERDAY. The new pastor of Central Baptist j church, Rev. A. D. Williams, D. D.. • arrived yesterday and is making his home with Mr and Mrs. J. J. Jackson He conies with a reputation for abil ity and scholarship that bids well for the church He will hold his first services on Sunday. On Wednesday at the church there will be a recep tion and program of welcome by the members and friends, which will be as follows: Dr. S. A. Huff. Master of Ceremony. : Chorus —Choir. Invocation—Rev. Thos. Hazel). Welcome, on behalf of citizens —Law yer W B. Townsend. Vocal solo —Miss G. Harris. Welcome, ou behalf of Central Bap tist church Deacon W. A. Moore. Welcome, on behalf of ministers— Rev. A. M Ward Instrumental solo —Miss Rosy Bell. Rev Rainey, our leader—Deacon J. H. Brown. Chorus—Choir. Welcome, on behalf of Colorado Bap tist Association —Rev. A. E. Reyn olds. Vocal solo —Miss Lilian Jones. Remarks by the pastor—Dr. A. I) Williams, D. D. j Song. DAILY PAPER CRITICISED. Copy of Letter Sent by Soldier to Denver Daily. Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo., January 4. 1912. The Editor, Denver Times. Denver. Colorado Sometime ago one of your repre : seutatives called on us soliciting sub scriptions for the Times. We ex plained that we were subscribers to the Denver I'ost and therefore read the Rocky Mountain News through that medium. He still insisted, stat | I ing that the Times was much broez- j ier than the Tost, and of course, we ! subscribed just to get rid of him ; i quick. Hence our introduction to the Den ' ver Times. You will please discontinue at once • lie Times to us. for the following ex : plicit reason: On page 6, column 3, publication dated January 3, 1912, appears an art ! icle bearing this caption; "Johnson j \glees to Fight Flynn." Now dear sirs. Jack Johnson, the , acknowledged heavyweight champion prize tighter of the world, won that renowned title fair and square at Reno, July 4, 1910. He is our friend and brother by nature, and you In the : article referred to above referred to him repeatedly as "the big smoke," "the black." "the big cinder," and such foolish things, all of which we ; take exceptions to. We consider this article a direct insult to Mr. Johnson and his legion of friends, and for no other reason than that he is a colored man and a gentleman. It is true, the title he holds, and deservedly so, is much coveted, and a “white hope' seems to be in oblivion at present, still why not give a fellow a “square deal.” The article is an insinuation to us and we refute in strongest any thing that has a tendency to reflect upon our constitutional and social ' privileges We want the paper stop ped at once. We want our library table to contain only reading matter that we* can enjoy. Do you blame us? Sincerely yours, TROOP "K,“ 9TH CAVALRY. Per P. L. SIKES, Corpl. Troop “K,” 9th Cavalry, in , charge of library. GLENWOOD SPRINGS. Last Friday morning the stork made a visit on Colorado avenue and left a daughter at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Duncan. Mother and baby doing nicely. Little Maxine Brown is seriously ill. Miss Eunice Russell reports a de lightful time while visiting in Grand Junction Mr. I-ouis Walker's new residence is nearinc completion. Mrs. M Brookens suffered a re lapse. The Mission Circle meets next Fri day at . p. m. with Mrs. Norine De svehne MRS ALICE A. CLARK A nickel will never buy more of pleasure than it can at the Lorraine Moving Picture Show at 725 Twenty sixth avenue, just across from the Five Points postoffice. 1 F VARCHBANK?. OLD PIONEER IN COLORADO. DEAD. Th many friends of Finley March bank' were shocked to hear of hi3 ; death which occurred in Pueblo Dec 31. er a brief illness. H« was an old pioneer in Colorado and ! ad scores of friends, won by his bon* .- and upright habits and integ rity. For the past quarter of a century he has been a highly respected citi zen of Ouray. He *?ft a wife, two daughters. Ger aiding associate editor of Colorado Time- of Pueblo for the past four year* and Aldine. stenographer for 1 tin > uthern Land Development Co. of Pueblo, and one young son 12 years o sister, Mrs Mattie Marshall, in I and Mrs M Officer of Term. Mr and Mrs. had come to P bio to spend the winter when 1 de, interfered Many friends ex- ! tend >mpathy. LEADVILLE NOTES. v in the last two weeks two of our mber. Daniel Kyles and Har ve> binson. have died. M F. A. White left this week for j Ch > to visit her mother. v Harvey Saunders, after an ox ter trip throughout Kansas, has ret • d homo and resumed his busi nes the old stand. Mi Morgan Robinson has given up his uiployment in the Carbonate Xu il bank. Ho and his wife have left adville to reside in Denver. In mmemoration of a recent im port event, wc arc about to stage a dr; a entitled “The Abdication of | King Menelik and Queen Sheba." V Mary Davis has the prerequis ites i an accomplished musician. In a r d given at the Easum Conscr vat.or> of Music last Friday, she dem ons::- *d her musical ability, which broui forth great applause. Re' L S. Smith has been appointed a general missionary of the Colorado con tv nee of the A. M. E. church. He "1 temporarily assume charge of th* work here. 1 reported that Miss H. Jones is rapidly advancing in her high school studies and is well up on the list for grade ion. May success crown her every effort. A nickel will never buy more of pleasure than It can at the Lorraine j Moving Picture Snow at 725 Twenty sixth avenue, just across from the Five Points postoffice. i DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, Four, and Five RARE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ARMY BAND. Music at the horse show next week will be furnished by two bands, the home and that of the Ninth Cavalry. i This latter musical organization is the pride of the regiment, the pride of the army and of the race. At the ■ grand maneuvers at San Antonio it was accorded the premier place even by the southern papers. Army offic ials have given it every palm and it is acknowledged to be the greatest I regimental band in the United States army, next in place to the celebrated Marine band of Washington. Denver people will be given a chance to hear this peerless erganiz ation in a grand concert and be priv ileged to dance by their music fit Hast Turner hall on next Wednesday night. It will bring to Denver for this purpose its full equipment with which it has charmed the people of many cities and won its reputation. The latest music, the most difficult music are all in its repertoire Spe cial arrangements have been made for the ceating of the audience so that those who do not wish to par ticipate in the dancing can have a full evening of enjoyment in the lis | tening. This concert has been under advisement for the Auditorium and the officials of the Stock Show were going to have it there, but since such an event would run counter to the attraction of the horse show itself, it has been decided to give to colored people the fullest opportunity to en joy the work of their own artists, and the proceeds will go to the band it self. CUPID’S DARTS. Cupid is a most resourceful chap. On Monday he made two hearts beat as one when he united the hands, hearts and fortunes of Miss L.ulu Wil liams of this city and Charles R. Hickman of Troop C. Ninth Cavalry They were both down here from Cheyenne on a visit, she to her moth er and brothers and sisters, he to see the sights. The little god with the sharp arrows could see to shoot bet ter here than at Cheyenne and he pierced them both So on Monday, in the presence of their immediate friends, at the home of the bride's mother at 1940 Pearl street, they plighted their troth and made true the prophecy of their friends who said •the two streams of life would finally mingle their waters in the great ocean | of love. After .Tan. 20, Mr. and Mrs. Hickman will be at home to their friends in Cheyenne. Both contract ing parties are the recipients of the gifts and well wishes of a wide circle I of friends. Hear the Peerless Trio at West Brothers on Sunday evening from 9 i to 12 o clock. Latest music by res! artists. MRS. DISHMAN RECEIVES TESTI MONIAL. The choir of Shorter A. M. E. i church, of which Mrs. Octave Dish man has been instructor for several years, is preparing to give her a tes timonial Feb. 7 at the church. This recognition of the services of their in structor will be really her introduc tion into the broader world of song. Mrs. DIshman has long enjoyed a rep utation that is more than local, and in this year she undertakes more am bitious roles which she bids fair to carry off with honors, according to •critics no less renowned and reliable than Madam Hackley. Denver people will have an opportunity to hear for i themselves on Feb. 7 how far she has ! climbed on the ladder of success since her last appearance some time I since. Five Cents a Copy NOTES FROM ZiON. Zion and Shorter have begun a joint soul-winning campaign under Dr. H. Tillman, Wichita. Kansas. The meetings will continue at Zion till Sunday, Jan. 21st. and at Shorter Jan. 22nd to Feb. 2nd. Dr. Tillman is a preacher of great power All should hear him. Preach ing begins at S:00. Last week the officers of Zion made a most excellent report closing the year 1911. There has been progress made In every department of the church work; 103 members have been added to the roll and the treas urer's report showed receipts of more than $*t.50''.00. with a cash balance of lover $1,500.00. - More—thnn sfoij on ■ was raised for missions. The Sunday school rally added more than 100 new members to the roll. Plans are being made to con tinue the rally to Easter. The young people of Zion have add ed to their church equipment a high power stereopticon to be used in Bi ble study work. Tbere will be a ser ies of free lectures given by the pas tor on Bible peoples, Bible lands, mis sionary tours and other subjects of Thirty-five photographic views of Palestine were used in the Sunday school Sunday morning, to the delight of all present. SHORTER CHAPEL NOTES. The church was never in greater need for a revival than now. Every : one should feel the need of a refresh- J ing from the presence of the Lord. In view of this fact the church and con gregation will unite with Zion Baptist church in a series of meetings which are now in progress at Zion church. After two weeks’ meetings there, the torces of the two churches will come to Shorter and battle for Christ and the church for two weeks. Let there be a united effort with an unbroken front for the success of these meet [ ings. All weekly meetings are here by suspended until this religious cam ! paign closes. Sunday Services. Preaching by the pastor at 11 a. m and 7.30 p. m Sunday school, 10 a m. Allen C. E. League. 6:30 p. m Special efforts will be made in the Sunday school looking to the saving of the children. POSITION IN U. S. HOSPITAL. Jason McLurkin. who has been re- I siding in this city for some time, has received word from Washington that he has passed the examination for po sition as attendant of the first class in the Vmted States army hospitals. He left tile city immediately for Fort Ethan Alien. Vermont, a general bos pita! being located there. Mr. Mc- Lurkin is a graduate physician and this position is the stepping stone to a commission in the army medical de partment. HAVE AN EXPERT PICK YOUR PIANO. Prof. \\. R. Edwards is salesman for the Columbine Music Co. Consult him few bargains in all grades of pi anos also tuning. Residence 2944 California, Phine Main 8232. Don’t guess. Know that vour investment is good. WANTED. Agents in and out of Denver want ed to sell woolen goods tor the Liver pool Woolen company of 2033 Champa street. Phone Main 7034 Hood com missions.