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Read Our Political Review in Next Wee* = . „per Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year An Indication Of Growing Race Fitness INDICATION OF BETTER TIMES Afro-Americans Conduct Dining Car on Southern Pacific, SERVICE PLEASES COMPANY, Menu, Paul and Watts S«l*-*ed For Important Position on Special Car de Luxe F**o*n New Orleans to Houston—EfTicent Service May Lead to Cnange of Policy. fKewr Orleans. lnstances Hre con- Itantl.v occurring in which \ fro-A men cans when (riven u fair elutnee are perning tbelr nbillly to mnnage bust ness affairs of large consequence For tb»- accommodation of delegates from a distance to the recent meeting of tbo or.tlouai Baptist conveutJoD two big rallrood companies showed tbelr will lngness to (jive colored men a ebance to conduct special dining cam nod Bleepers On the Frisco and the Southern I’a rifle special trains with sleeping and dining car accommodations were pro vldcd On the first special train de luxe over the Southern Pacific on route from New Orleans to Houston. Tex., when the convention was held. Mr C. II Paul was In charge of the dining car as conductor. Jesse Voting as chef and C. 11. PAUL. O. WAT1». three assistant cooks anti waiters In sufficient numbers to handle the groat throng of passengers. It wns something new to see colored men in full chnrgo of n special tourist cur. but the novelty proved n boon to the service, and when throng nfter throng of hungry passengers filed into the beautiful (lining room and partook of well cooked meals served by polite and neatly clad waiters comment on the efficiency of Conductor Paul and his men was the order of tho day among the passengers. The comments of the delegates and the other passengers so Impressed the general traveling passenger agent of the road that he took the first oppor tunlty to congratulate Mr. Paul upon the business and general satisfactory way In which ho handled his ear and added that such efficiency upon the Dart of Mr. Paul and his waiters alight eventually lend to their In-Irk permanently employed for such serv Ice. The second special train out from New Orleans en route to Houston was also flnely e<|tiipped nod was In charge of G. Watts as conductor Mr. Watts* force of capable assistants worked per haps harder to make a good record, because It was a new experience for them. and. further, they ’-.new that much of their future success In this j line depended ti|mn the satisfaction which they ga«e to the passengers on j *.his trial trip Mr. Watts hau had considerable ex perience as a waiter during his eight rears of constant employment by the : Southern Pacific He stands high In •he estimation of the company and 'an l*e de|K»nded upon to do his full duty In the capacity whatsoever in which he Is placed C. n. Paul has tsM*n in the employ of the eoinpativ for nine years Al ways honest, reliable ami obliging, he J has won a warm s|s»t Iti the manage ment of the affairs of travel a::d prep I nration for hlg events with the com ' puny To the thousands of porters ind dining car waiters on the various railroad* throughout the south this •vent must give encouragement and hope In profMirtion as the sentiment for fair play gains headway and Afro \ merlon ns who arc competent to till he vnrt. -is |N»sin<»ns In business and •ther lines of active endeavor are tound white men of broad training ind lm*dne*s acumen will give them n 'hance. whether In the north or In the •out h SOME FORGOTTEN HEROES. Tribute to Brave Colored Soldiers Who Led Fight at Red Bank. Cnto Greene. Caesar rower. Cuff Greene. Gay Wniwm. Henry Taylor. Ichubod Northrup. Philo Philips. Pri am* Hlkhlch. Prince (irwn. Prince .lettks. PrUicc \ imphn. Reuben Rob erts Richard Corzcdh. Richard Rhode*. Sampson Hasan rd. Sclpio Hruwii. Thomas Brown and York Champlain The detail* of the story of this on gngetneiit will not be found tn the school histories of today. There is n reason. The heroes were colored men. The nephew of George Washington Captain Humphreys, acting under the Inspiration of Ills Immortal uncle, commanded cue of these black battal ions. of whom the historian of that day wrote: • Among the traits which distinguish ed black regiments was devotion to their officers In the attack made upon the American lines near Croton river. Westchester county. N. Y.. on the lath of Ml y. 1781. Colonel Christo pher Greene, the commauder of the regiment, was cut down and mortally wounded, but the saber of the enemy only reached him through the bodies of. Ills faithful guard or blacks, who hovered over him. lighting with the utmost dnrtjig to protect him until the Inst man of them was killed." No monumental piles distinguish their "dreamless beds." Not an inch on the page of history has been np proprlattMl to their memory! What a commentary on American fair play! Pow«ll on How to Bettor Conditions. Speaking at a large piiblie meeting In New York recently on "Some Rights Not Denied Afro-Americans.” the Rev. Dr. A. Clayton Powell, gifted preach er and champion of human rights, named the following: The right to get an education, the right to save money and buy property, the right to bo n Christian optimist and the right to pray. I)r. I’owell’s address gave the people a new view of the situation and ahowod them how to better their con lltion. TDENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, NOV. 9. 1912, WASHINGTON ON THE FRANCHISE Noted Educator Tells Why He Favors Restricted Ballot. THE SOUTH'S FATAL MISTAKE. Founder and Head of the Great Tu«ke gee Institute Advocates Even Hand ed Justice In Method of Voting White and Colored Citizens In the South. Afchore Lynching. “No influence could ever make me desire to go hack to the conditions of reconstruction days to secure the bal lot for the Negro.** writes Dr. Booker T. Washington in the November Cen tury “That was nn order of things that was had for the Negro and bad for the white man. “In most southern states it is abso lutely necessary that some restriction Ik? placed ti|Kin the use of the ballot The actual iuethi>ds by which this re striction was brought al>o»it have l>eeu widely advertised, and there is uo ue < ess.ty for my discussing them here. “At the time these measures wore passed I urged that, whatever law went upon tin* statute l»ook in regnrd to the use of the ballot, it shauld ap ply with absolute impartiality to both nn-es. This |K>licy I advocate again in justice to I hith white man and Negro. “Let me illustrate what 1 menu. In a certain county of Virginia, where the county lioanl had charge of registering those who were t** Ih* voters, a colored man who had long lieen a resident of the county, a quiet, unassuming man. DK. UOOKKB T. WARRINGTON. wont before the Ixmrd to register. He was refused oil the ground that he was not intelligent enough to vote. “Before this colored man left the room a white man came in who was so Intoxicated that he could scarcely tell where he lived. 'Phis white man was registered and hv n board of intel ligent white men who had taken an oath to deal Justly in the administra tion of the law. “Will any one say that there Is wis dom or statesmanship in such a policy as that? in my opinion It Is a fatal mistake to tench the young black man ami the young white man that the dominance of the white race in the south rests upon any other basis than absolute Justice to the weaker man. “I have spoken plainly regarding the south because I love the south as I love no other part of our country, and I want to see her white people equal to any white people on the globe In mate rial wealth. In education and In intelli gence. I am certain, however, that none of these things ran he secured and |»er munently maintained except they are founded on Justice. “In most parts of the United States the colored people feel that they suffer more than others ns the result of the lynching habit. When he was gover nor of Alabama 1 heard Governor .lelks say in a public speech that he knew of five cases during his administration of innocent: colored people Having been lynched. “If that many innocent people were known to the governor to have been lynched it Is safe to say that there were other innocent persons lynched whom the governor did not know about. What is true of Alabama in this respect is true of other states. In short, it is safe to say that a large pro portion of the colored people lynched are innocent ’* Clubwomen to Hear Mrs. Washington. The most important event in wom en’s club circles in Pittsburgh for the third I'eok in Octol*er was a mass meeting r.t the Trinity Congregational church, i.t which Mrs. Booker T. Wash ington. president of the* National As sociation of Colored Women’s Clubs, was the principal speaker Clubwom en from the adjoining cities and towns were present to co-operate with r the women of Pittsburgh in making the meeting a great success. NOTES OF THE ZION BAP TIST CHURCH. Now hat the campaign—political— j is over we can surely afford to give more of our thought to the campaign —religious. Our special effort, clos ing the year, is calculated to reach, i especially the church membership and to awaken in it a more enthusi astic activity in the things of Christ. The twi past Sundays gave promise to that ooiveration on the part of the people which can only mean SUC CESS . _ , . ! This ds the third Sunday in the; campaign ar.d the third sermon in the series is to be delivered. Subject for morning. “SIN’S BROOD:” the even ing subject. -THE IMPOTENT MAN." The interest is growing. Do not miss 1 these subjects. l.ast Sunday there was an intensity of interest in the services which is an evidence that Christ is manifesting Himself to the uplift of the worship-! ers. Brother Russell sang. "A Sinner Like Me," with such pathos as to bap tize the congregation in tears. As a result. Miss Carrie Findley came for ward for baptism. Bro. Samuel Owens by experience and also Bro. Johu Lit tle by letter. For Sunday morning service a treat , is in store for us. .1 \V. Russell will sing. Life Is Like a Mountain Rail road and Mrs Lillian Jones will ! sing "A Clean Heart.” The choir will j also render special music. The mothers of Zion have organ ized themselves into a Mothers’ I Union, which is to meet the second and fourth Thursdays in the after- ( noon Mrs. Over was elected presi dent and Mrs. Lizzie Jameson, secre-j tar> The next meeting is Thursday, j Nov. Uth, at which time a committee 1 will submit rules governing the work j of the organization. It is hoped that every married woman in the congregation will be present at this coming meeting of the Mothers' Union. The following pro gramme. which will be rich in inter est and information, will be rendered: Mrs. Lillie Moore will read a paper, subject. “Pitfalls for Young Girls. Twenty Years’ Observation and Ex perience in Denver Social Circles." A ladies’ quartette will render "Rescue the Perishing” and the pastor will give a short address. • Notwithstanding it was election j night the Men's Bible Class met with ; twenty-five present. The lesson was taken from the Exodus 2. The Birth | and Training of Moses formed the basis of the lesson. This great life j is divided into three periods, the sec ond of which will occupy the atten tion of the class at the next week’s I meeting. Subject. "The Wilderness Training School." No man can af ford to miss these character studies. Moses. Joshua. Samuel. Saul and Da vid will be studied during the season. The prayer meeting is becoming a joy. A real, live hour of consecration where God’s people come face to face with their Master. This is the vital and only real need that God may translate Himself into our lives, touching, cleansing and quickening us for service. This is the hope and purpose of a life. May God send more men ami women into this meeting. Two and three rooms furnished apartments, with hot and cold water in each kitchen. Also furnished rooms single. Rates very reasonable. Elec tric liuhts and modern throughout. 2352-2358 Ogden street, corner 24th avenue. Phone York 6707. MRS. R. M. BLAKEY. Denver News Especially of the Churches SHORTER CHAPEL. j The order of service at Shorter Sunday will be as follows: ! 9:00 a. m. —Sunday School. Lesson: "World’s Temperance Sunday,” Ho sea. Chap. 7. 11:00 a. m.—Sermon, "Every Man’s Life a Plan of God,” by the pastor. 6:30 p. m. —Allen Christian En deavor League. Topic: Temperance Progress Over the World. Mai. 3:132- 1S; 4:1-6. 7:30 p. m.—Sermon. "The Third j Commandment, or the Sin of Profan- | ity.” by the pastor. Christian Baptism will be adminis- j tered at this service. The quarterly meetings last Sab- 1 bath were impressive, inspirational and largely attended. Well-prepared and forcefully delivered sermons were preached bv the presiding elder. Rev. I Bray, and the pastor, which both i pointed out the truth and drove it home to the hearts of the hearers. Two persons. Miss Zetta Hodge and Mrs. Eliza Miller sought membership with Shorter. The quarterly reports rendered on > i Monday evening showed the several j departments of the church to be in a ( 1 healthful condition and that real prog- ! ress is being made. Brother S. B. F. j Lowe having been granted exhorter's ’ license, delivered his trial exhorta tion Wednesday evening at the prayer service. His effort attracted an in ' creased audience to our mid-week service. We are very grateful to Rev. Wal lace and Rev. Bray and their congre- j gations for their unstinted support given us in our Sunday service. Rev. Ward’s first visit to Shorter in , his new capacity was profitable and ! satisfying, and it is freely predicted that he will be no less successful and 1 popular here as presiding elder than j he was as pastor. The newly-elected board of trustees lof Shorter enjoys the confidence of | the church and will doubtless have J the hearty co-operation of the mem- ' bership The following persons com- | prise the board: Westly Lyons. Wm. ; O’Bryant. E. C. Snadon. G. H Eu bank. Capt. Thos. Campbell. D. 1-et cher. U. G. Brown. Jesse Nelson and .T. F. Waldon. THE PEOPLE’S PRESBYTERIAN, 23rd Ave. and Washington St. Sermon topics. Sunday. Nov. 10th: 11:00 a. m.—" The Divided King dom: Its Causes and Results.” 4:15 p. m.—‘"Temperance Progress Over the World.” Mai. 3:13-1S: 4:1-6. 5:00 p. m.—"A City Exiling Christ." Music. Prelude. "The Royal Banners". . . Baring-Gould Anthem, "Make n Joyful Noise”.. Simper Anthem. "Not Far From the Gate” Wolcott Solos and Chorus, "The Pilgrims of the Night” Pnrker Mrs. Pearl Rose. Mr. P. Webster and Choir. Offertory. "Night Thoughts" Ken Postlude. "The Village Church’’.. Mrs. Maria Cowan’s class of boys and girls gave a very successful en tertainment Tuesday night. Much credit is due to the teacher and scholars. Next Thursday night, the 14th Inst.. Fannie Wilson, a girl of 10 years, assisted by Mesd&mes Pearl Rose. Lillian Pinn and Wilhelminia Webster, will render an informal re cital at 8 o’clock, in the chapel. If the patrons promise to overflow the chapel, the exercise will be in the church. Mrs. Laura Westbrook, our distinguished organist, known far and wide for her musical ability, is Fan nie’s teacher. Everybody’s presence is needed. IFtve Cehti a Copt The Hazell Chapter of the West minster Guild, in their meeting Tues day night, made plans for serving Thanksgiving dinner for 25 cents. A limited number of the aged and de crepit will be served free of charge. On the 12th of December the Guild will present to the public the play, "What Became of Jennie Brice?” Home Mission Week, Nov. 17 to 24, will be observed at this cuurch by all of its departments. The last class for membership with this church for the year 1912 will be opened Wednesday night, Nov. 20th. at 9:15. A number of formal applications has been al ready filed with the pastor. All per sons desirous of depositing their membership either by letter or con fession are requested to do so at once. The only way to convince one of the substantial work that is being done in this church is to get in the inside by becoming a full-fledged member. The pastor and officers desire to thank the friends and visitors who worshipped with us Sunday to hear the two special sermons. You are in vited to hear tomorrow's double header. SCOTT M. E. CHURCH NOTES. 26th and Clarkson. Sermon topics for tomorrow: “Nor. Far from the Kingdom” and "Pray ing for a Revival." Last Sunday evening Dr. J. R. Rader spoke to a very appreciative audience. Tonight at 'the residence of Mrs. Ella Owens. 1402 E. 24 th avenue, there will be given an entertainment for the benefit of the Blues. Our mortgage indebtedness now is only $1,357. The Official Board paid SI4S on principal and interest recent ly. The next payment will be Jan uary, 1913. Mrs. Jennie Piersou is improving so rapidly that she was brought home from the hospital this week. Mrs. Lillian Dorsey is on the sick list this week. We wish her a speedy recovery. Mrs. Rosa Bly is at her post of duty in Scott's after an abseuee of three years in Wyoming. The Parsonage Committee will make some needy repairs on the par sonage. Mrs. Anna McPherson is Chairman of this committee. Mrs. Lula Berry will leave soon for her home in Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Anna Johns is now in Atlanta. Ga., visiting her sister. Mrs. Hubbard. All forces will concentrate their efforts on the Thanksgiving dinner and bazaar. This is to be the grand est turkey dinner yet. The worthy poor and aged will be served free. Mrs. Henrietta Allen led the league last Sunday evening. The topic for Sunday evening will be "The I'ngath ered Harvest.” John, 1:35; Matt., 9:36-3S. Four loyal Scott's gave sl<> each, one sls and two $5 each in the re cent mortgage paying rally. Several ga\e $1 each and smaller amounts, according to their ability. The Stewards will give a rally on the third Sunday in this month to pay up the pastor's salary. The Stewards are three weeks behind. The Coal Committee will give a rally on the fourth Sunday in December. At this time each member will be asked to contribute sl. NOTICE. Wait and buy your aprons and caps from the Self-Improvement Club at the Harvest dancing party, Tuesday night. November 19. at Old C olony Hall. Aprons at all prices. Hear the stars of the evening pro seated by the A. H. C. Club Mondity evening. November 25. General ud mission. 25c.