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James Deweate left the city for Boise, lilabo. Simon Smith, the successful stock 1 rok-r, is doing business in Greeley and othei Colorado points. James Gaskin, Mesdames I’earl Edwards and Sarah Hopkins are indisposed this week. Arthur Gray is now running the P -valor at the Inter Oeean Hothl. Charles Pierson, tenor, is again in his place in the choir. He is a valua ble addition to this organization. Rev. F. P. Greenlee, pastor of the A. M. E. Church, is rapidly growing nto favor with the people and his al ready commendable showing bids fair to increased progress. At this the close of 1905 we wish to present to the readers of The States ass a roster of the leading and influ ential citizens. The Negro popula tion is about 250. and their progress along moral, educational and finan cial lines will compare favorably w ith the land. We support two churches, a Masonic and Odd Fallows lodge, and about ten conduct their own bus iness. The public schools all have pupils of the race w ho are making rap id progress. Next year two will en ter the graduating class. Miss Lena Hopkins and Nolle Smith. Messrs. Simon Smith, Henry Coop er, A. C. Jefferson and J. C. Gaskin nre}-xicnsiv ■ property owners. They are highly respected and their busi ness interests qualify them for |iosi lions of trust. Charles Lucas, a native of Missouri came to Cheyenne from Lincoln. Nebr, about five years ago. His trades embrace cooking and plaster ing and he is an export in both lines. He owns a fine home is a citizen whose morals are of the exemplary or dor and a class leader in the A. M. E Churrh William Ashford is a property hold er and until recently conducted the Gem Shaving parlor. He was very successful in business and the trade at his shop was of the best people in Wyoming. He is an Odd Fellow and through his sterling qualities and ex ecutive ability Cheyenne Lodge, No. 9106 has maintained a good standing and substantial growth. He is also an officer in the A. M. E. Church and his counsel is always sought, William Benjamin, the worthy and proficient Worshipful Master of Wes tern Star Lodge, No. 6, A. F. A: A. M . is from a point of continuous ser vice the possessor of a record that is justly meritorious. He has been in struments in making this craft one of the (rest in the jurisdiction and there is no position within the gift of subordinate or grand lodge that he is not competent to fill. Mrs. E F. Landor, who was born in lowa and educated in the public THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. schools of Blanchard, has proven a valuable addition to Chyenne society and a material help to our musical development. She is leader of the choirof the A. M. E. Church and pos sesses a rich soprano voice of great range. She is also a dramatic reader and elocutionis' of marked ability. Mrs. Clara Ashford is an active fac tor in every movement that tends le vy ird the elevation of the race. She possesses education, refinement and ability to organize. It was by her foresight that the Afro-American Wo men's Searchlight Club was started and brought together in a social and and intellectual body the majority of our best women. ENDEARING TERMS LONG KNOWN Antiquity of Affectionate Diminutive* for Parent*. German chauvinism penetrates everywhere nowadays Some earnest Teutons have started the idea that German children must drop the words "Mama ’ and "Papa” in favor of Mutter” (mother) and “Vater” (fath er). ‘ How." gay they, "can anybody prefer the unmeaning Mama’ to the deep and impressive ‘Mutter*? Noth ing can replac** for a German the word Mutter certaimy not the French Mama ” A certain philologist, however, asks how it can be suggested • hat the word “Mama” is derived from the French, seeing that It is probably to be found in all languages of the world. In the numerous dia lect* of Africa and In India the word for mother Is ‘ Mama." which Is giv en as a title of honor to every elderly dame deserving of esteem ami respect Mama’ I Papa” (Baba) are so Generally used in all parts of the world (hat they probably dare back some thousands of year?. STRUCK AT THE WHOLE BUNCH No Wonder Batsman Was Able tc ‘‘Line Them Out.” In one of tho smaller baseball leagues there was a player known throughout the league for his batting ability, and. strange to say. he hardly ever fared a pitcher when nut. more Dr leas, under the influence of liquor. This caused much comment among the •’fans," and one day. after he had wen n close and exciting game by one of the longest hits ever seen on the grounds, while he was so intoxicated that he could not stand before the pitcher without swaying from side to •Ido, one of them was prompted by curiosity (for they Know that it was not altogether a "lucky" hit as he had done the same thing on several other ; occasional to ask, "How is It you can bat so well when you can hardly stand on your legs?” “Well" the player said. ‘TU tell you. When the pitcher delivers ths ball to me I ran see about half a dozen of them, and If I can’t hit one of them I’m not much good, am I?" Short Lives of East Indians. The native of India has an aterays life of twenty-four years, as against forty-four In this country. Keep Cheerful. Once he gives way to peaaltnltl t business man has reached the hej-»r alng of the end. OPEN EVERY EVENING UNTIL CHRISTMAS Most Important Christmas Bargains Phenomenally low prices in every line no matter what you wish to select. Bring the Lillie «« Our Christmas Ones to See f IT|Ovo 3 Decorations Are Santa Claus jy|11| fc o v 0 o- Worth c , on1 j n | Box Stationery 10c Christmas Tree Special sale on 2nd floor of OmamentS and 20 and 25c box stationery Decorations in Great 10 cents \mt\y. SPECIAL SALE SPECIAL EVERY EVEN OPERA GLASSES ING AFTER 6 O'CLOCK Gold trimmed pearl opera At Jewelry section a special glasses sold regularly at counter of sterling silver c -. c«n . manicure articles and ,oS10a ' leather novelties a, S3.98 HALF PRICE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FOR CHRISTMAS. “He' Vas a Good Schmoker." Judge Mayer Sulzberger of Thlladel* phla numbers among his clients and acquaintances a number of pood peo ple of Pensylvanla Dutctland. In one of these villages was a man who nev er could be prevailed upon to speak evil of another. In the course of af fairs the village nuisance died. Most of his townsmen declared they were glad he was gore Old Schmidt, the kindly man. shook his heed in disap proval. One disgusted man said: “Well, Schmidt, tell us one thing that can he said f him that would not have put him in Jail.” Old Schmidt realized the weakness of his position but held out. As they were waiting for him to speak he re moved his pipe and said, doggedly: 'Tell, he vas a good echmoker." Gould May Hava Racing Stable. There Is a rumo.- in New York that George Gould Intends to go upon the turf. James W. Cooley. » well-known polo player, hns purchased ten thor oughbred yearlings and report has It that he really represents Mr. Gould, who will organise a first-class stable and compete with Messr. Belmont, Keene, Whitney, Thoma and other multi-millionaires for turf honors nest year. Mr. Cooley will not say who hs Is acting for other than that his prin cipal is a well-known millionaire, new to the racing world Mr. Cooley is a friend of Mr. Oould, American Eagle in Pennsylvania. A magnificent specimen of the "bald" or American eagle, was killed one evening this week on Morris Clark's bill by M. E. Palmer and W. E. Clark. The bird, which was about two years old. had not fully come to maturity, and yet would hardly be called a spring chicken. It measured six feet eight Inches across the wings from tip to tip. and two feet seven Inches in length. Its claws' were fully two inches long and its beak a litvje over three inches.— Mansfield Advertiser. Growth of Winnipeg. Winnipeg. Manitoba. Is said to be the fastest growing city In the world. It Is thirty years old. has a population of 80,000, and has seventeen banka Its wholesale trade in 1903 amounted to 3150.000,000. Its climate is like that of Berlin, Germany, the latter city being 158 miles farther north than Winnipeg. Premature. "May a lather gave her his consent to marry Tom before Tom proposed.* "And then took it bsck, I suppose. The heartless c!d—" “No Then Tom didn't propose." A True Statement. What is it that a man takes long est to learn anti that he forgets soon est?—That he is liis own worst en emy.