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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. 1028 19TH STREET. NEAR ARAPAHOE STREET. C. A. FRANKLIN, Editor. TERMS. One jeer (2.00 Six months 11.00 Three months 50 Entered at the postofflce, Denver, Colorado, as second class mailmatter. Black 2207. Phone us your news. Phone us your printing orders. The colored citizens are beginning to be reckoned with in various public endeavors This is well brought out by the employment of Paul W. Walk er by the G A. R. Committee in pre paring for the encampment. Our co operation in such matters sooner or latter brings an increased respect for our ability and helps to efface bitter feeling. Such citizens as Mr. Walk er will bring credit upon us and we would dr well to have that kind of men act for us on all such occasions. TRAMP READY WITH RETORT. Left Church After Venomous "Dig" at Preacher. F. Augustus Heinze, the young cop per magnate, was describing a some what unseemly quarrel that had wag ed between two copper men. "The thing reminded me,” he said "of an Incident that occurred In my boyhood in a little Brooklyn church. “There was a rough and ready, ab rupt sort of a preacher, preaching In this church one winter evening, when the door opened and a drunken tramp thrust in his head. "Everybody turned and looked at the tramp. His unkempt head alone was visible. It wagged and leered. ” 'Come in.’ said the preacher In bis abrupt way. ‘Come in and bear the gospel.’ "The tramp grinned awkwardly, and In silence accepted the Invitation. He lurched down ihe jlale. .between THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. the rows of clean and quiet people, and took a seat In the amen corner, beside the big, red hot, cast iron stove, "There he sat, a picture of wretch edness and depravity, and the minis ter preached eloquently on. “As bad luck would have It, the stove soon proved too much for the tramp. It made him ill. This illness outraged the preacher “ ‘Put him out/ he shouted. ‘Dea con Brodie, put that swine out at once.' “The tramp did not wait to be put out. He rose at once and staggered to the door. In the doorway he paus ed, clapped on his hat, waved his hand to the congregation, and said: " ‘Such preachin’ as that is enough to make a dog sick.’ ” —Buffalo En quirer. "SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE." Popular Rhyme That Haa Ita Origin In Folklore, The Rev, John Howard, a Liverpool minister, recently explained the "Song of Sixpence" to bis parishioners, and gave an Interesting exposition of folk lore, as follows; "Perhaps many who often repeat ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ have never heard this explanation of Its meaning: The four-and-twenty blackbirds represent the four-and twenty hours. The bottom of the pie Is the world, while the top crust is the sky which overreached It. The open ing of the pie Is the day dawn, when the birds begin to sing, and surely such a sight Is fit for a king. The king, who Is represented as sitting In his carlor counting his money, Is the sun. while the gold pieces which slip through his fingers as he counts them are the golden sunshine. The queen is the moon and the honey with which she regales herself is the moonlight. The industrious maid who Is In the garden at work before the sun has risen is the day dawn, and the clothes she hangs out are the clouds, while the bird who so tragically ends the song by ‘nipping off her nose’ is fhe hour of sunset.” —Boston Transcript. Unconventional. “And you will wait for me, darling?” whispered the hero. The heroine studied the floor for a moment, then looked up with a glance that conveyed the Impression that she was undecided. “You will wait for me?" the hero begged. No, gentle reader. Don't get all stirred up and fancy that the hero was off for the wars to wrest fame and glory on the hotly contested field, or was about to plunge head first Into the maelstrom of business to wrench wealth from the grasping hands of the world, and then after many years come back and lay his honors and his fortune at the feet of this fair young Idol of his affections. Keep cool, and listen to her. “I'll wait a little while, Percy," the heroine remarked, “but if you can't get here by 7 o’clock 1 11 go on down to the church social with pa anil ma. and you can come up there to take me home. It’s a shame you have to work after closing hours. Isn't It?” Bear Tries to Lift Deer From Water. VV. M. Kennedy, who has been Ir the lumbering business for a numbe of years past, tells of sccirg a bea: try to lift a live deer from the Ms galloway river. When he discovered them, the bea had hold of the young buck's hea with his teeth was hanging or Mr - * n Propr*iito'a Lar> Phone Main 3785 ' Ju,t What r ° u Want ’ZSF in l^e West. *l>r Aa String Mutlc Saturday i and Sunday Cvanlngi. 1918 Lawrence Street. GRAND OPENING WINTER SEASON r The New Dancing Academy R. VHYXIX, Manager Invites you to attend a Grand Ball« Manitou Hall Harris Admission Orchestra 35c NEXT THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 hard with the aid of his claws. The deer swam for the shore, carrying (he weight of the bear, but he swam di rectly Into a trap In the crotch that was made by the boom. The bear made frantic efforts to pet onto the logs and pull the deer afier him. But the weight was too much The bear was dispatched by Mr. Ken nedy.—Maine Woods. Spend Money to Save Timber. To pave 70.000 acres of standing timber which is held under a twenty year lease from Idaho the Weycr* haueser syndicate, of Seattle and Min neapolis, is constructing a $2.000.0C0 railroad from Palouse, Wash . into the heart of the Idaho timber district, a distance of seventy miles. Experiment in Labor. Five men have left England for South Africa to demonstrate whether white men can do the work of Chlmse In the mines. Their Journey Is the outcome of a controversy between two members of Parliament. Nothing Left but the Bark. "He belongs to one of our oldest families, but he Is a consumptive. He coughs dreadfully.” "Yes; he says nil he ever got from the family tree was the bark." Pride in Work the Incentive. To feel within one’* the tenden cy toward a certain line of production, lo learn the trade, I. e., submit the brain to the accumulated stimulus of that line of production -to feel the racial skill begin to flow through one’s Angers—to do the thing well—better — best and then, still unsatisfied. to re lieve the pressure by«ew Invention of ways even better than the best—that is the natural sensation of the pro ducer.—Exchange.