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Hear the Race’s Best Band Wednesday at East Turner
Franklin's Paper The Statesman
Twenty-Third Year
Bruce Grit
Gives Facts
About 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
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,
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
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Welcome, on behalf of Colorado Bap
tist Association —Rev. A. E. Reyn
Vocal solo —Miss Lilian Jones.
Remarks by the pastor—Dr. A. I)
Williams, D. D.
j Song.
Copy of Letter Sent by Soldier to
Denver Daily.
Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo.,
January 4. 1912.
The Editor, Denver Times. Denver.
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
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,
Per P. L. SIKES,
Corpl. Troop “K,” 9th Cavalry, in ,
charge of library.
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
Mr. I-ouis Walker's new residence
is nearinc completion.
Mrs. M Brookens suffered a re
The Mission Circle meets next Fri
day at . p. m. with Mrs. Norine De
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.
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
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.
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.
Social News and Personal Mention
Continued on Pages Two,
Four, and Five
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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

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