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We make a specialty of Ladies’ and Gents’ Suits, all latest Styles and Work Guaranteed. »• * \ Ladies’ Suits made from their own material Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing nt Reasonable Prices 1626 E. 25th Ave. Denver, Colo. MASONIC ORDER GETS SETBACK Fraternity In Texas Has Con troversy Over Finances. OFFICERS MAKE STATEMENT Investigation Into So Called Shortage of Ex-Treasurer Bluitt’s Accounts Reveals Peculiar Situation Crisis Came at Time of Bank Failures—“l Will Make Good/* Says Bluitt. Dallas. Tex.—The most talked of sub ject in Texus fraternal circles is the 114.000 shortage in the Masonic grand lodge. Much discussion of the subject hus brought forth many untrue state ments. William McDonald (Goose Neck Bill), the secretary of the Texas jurisdiction of the Masons, gives in the current is sue of the Masonic Quarterly, the offl rial organ of the Texas jurisdiction, what purports to be the official version of the matter. McDonald states that Dr. B. R. Blu itt, the grand treasurer, tendered bis resignation to Grand Master J. W. Mc- Kinney on Oct. 5. 11)12. after admit ting a shortage of $13.31)7.2(5. which ! was afterward found to be $13,018.00; that on Dec. 30. 1012. the Oklahoma I Bonding company, which was on Dr. Bluitt’s l M>nd for $20.000. was notified that the grand lodge.-Free and Ac cepted Masons of Texas, was holding ! that company responsible for the pay ment. As to the collection of the bond. Mc- Donald says: "When the bond will l>e I collected I don’t know. I don't think a | living man can answer that question/* Although McDonald and Dr. Bluitt have for years and years been close po litical. persona* and fraternal friends, j in speaking further of the shortage he says: “Few men can realize the nn • guish niul pain that it gives me. 1 can not find it in mv heart to excuse or Justify the deliberate nets of Fast (■rand Treasurer Bluitt.** Stands High In Professional Life. Dr. Bluitt is the leading Negro physi cian and surgeou in Texas. As the i recognized bond of the Bluitt sanita ’ rluui he stands at the head of ids pro fession in this state, a’lid his income is said to be proportionately larger than that of any other physician of color. He admits a shortage, but explains that circumstances made it and gives out the impression that it was created with the knowledge of the grand lodge officials, so It Is alleged, lie states that i lie offered to make good the shortage j and that he entered into an agreement 1 with the grand lodge officials to repay i the amount claimed: that the grand master. J. W. McKinney, deliberately ‘ broke the agreement. History of Bluitt’s Official Career. Dr. Blultt’s statement is as follows: “It is needless for me to say at this time that 1 regret the uufortunate dr cuDistances surrounding my so ended shortage as grand treasurer of the Free and Accepted Masons of Texas I have held this jHisftion since 1898. and each year siuce that time my elec tion has been made unanimous. 1 have always accounted for every cent of the money that the 7.000 Masous of Texas have intrusbHl to my care. “I have always taken a deep interest in the race ami have from time to time invested my personal funds in stocks < which were being fostered by laudable j undertakings for the benefit of the j race—namely, stocks of the Penny j Savings lmnk. Dallas, and the Provi dent Bank and Trust company of Fort 1 Worth, both of which institutions fail J od the early part of 1012. “Besides. I hml gone on personal securities of these banks to the extent J of several thousand dollars, and upon the failure of these banks I was forced to pay off tlieir claims in order to keep myself in good light before the people of Texas. How well 1 have done that is known to all who ate acquainted with my affairs in this city. Voluntarily Resigned as Treasurer. “It is true that on Oct. f*. 1012. I vol untarily resigned as grand treasurer of j the Free and Accepted Masons of Tex as. The causes stated above and the fact that in July, 1012. the grand mas ter made the following recommenda tlon to the grand lodge placed u»e In a position in which 1 was compelled to turn over nt once all moneys due the grand lodge which had beeu ac cumulated in various departments since ISOvS. “The resolution reads as follows: *• ’Resolved. That the Fraternal Rnnk and Trust company. Fort Worth, be made the depository for - the grand lodge of the l*'ret* and Accepted Ma sons of Texas and that the grand treasurer bo required to deposit all moneys which he has or may have in the said institution.* “It was known throughout the juris- M let ion that the grand treasurer was the sole custodian of all Masonic funds and that as partial con»j>onsatlon for his services lie was ex|>ected to use these funds as he saw tit since he was able to properly meet all claims pre sented to him. Agreement With Grand Lodge Officer*. “When I offered my resignation 1 en tered into an agreement with the grand lodge officers to pay them $13.31)7.2(5 In tin* following manner: “They were to allow uie five year* In which to pay that sum. Htid 1 was to deed fe> them all the property which I ►wned, encumbered or unencumbered. iO secure tbe payment of tbe said debt, tven the rents from this property to te turned over to tbe grand lodge and applied on notes. I was also permit ted in this agreement to deed tbe prop erty to any person whomsoever 1 de lired. “The deeds were drawn and all papers lecessary to carry out my portion of ;be contract were made out. Tbe (rand secretary (McDonald) accepted the same in good faith, and tbe grand paster (J. w. McKinney) on a mere technicality would not comply with the contract. They therefore called ipon the Oklnhoma Bonding company to make good. Reason For Present Predicament. “For the benefit of my friends and all who Lave known me I have this to »ay: I have no ill will townrd any man jr Mirons. Tbe Masons of Texas will pet their money, every dollar of It, re jardh ss of whether tbe bonding com pany pays it or not. I promised to pay it when I resigned my office in October and offered them all the se rurit} I had, and all I ask now’ is that they ive me time and I will do the rest. “J know no such word as ‘fail.’ The crisis nine at a time of bank failures, when persons whose notes I secured failed to pay. when funds in my pos sessh :i for fourteen years were with drawn This is the reason for my so railed shortage.” ALLEYS IN WASHINGTON. High Death Rate Among Alley Dwell ers Revealed In New Directory. Wif hington.—A directory of tbe in habit 1 alleys of this city has been comi iied under the direction of Dr. Tlioi: Jesse Jones, chairman of the hons committee of the Monday Evening club. The work has bee priul* 1 through the generosity of sev oral members of the club. There are in Washington 275 blocks which have inhabited alleys. These alley contain 3.337 dwelling houses and approximately 10.000 inhabitants. "Cot « rsion into minor streets is the eCTe< v»* remedy for tlie larger alleys. Com ete elimination of dwelling hous- -i is the cure for the smaller al leys. Tb*- term alley as used in this di rectory is any passageway or thor oughfare within the block, less than forty feet in width, which has at least one dwelling facing upon it. In any case where the passageway Is over forty feet wide It is still regarded as an ; ey. provided it does not extend strain-lit through the block from one stre« ' to another. The alley death rate per 1.000 in 1010 for . age 4 * was 30.00 as against 17.5 C for the death rate of people living un der i-dinary conditions; for children 1 wilder one year. 373 40 against 1JV8.06. The colored people in the alleys of Washington had the following alarm ing death rates in 1010 i*»r 100.000; 1 Pneumonia. 432.5; tii!>ercuh»sis. 1121.3; whooping cough. 21. it; diarrhea ichil dren under two years*. 321.<». The cor responding figures for tbe whites living under ordinary conditions were: Pneu monia. 117.9: tuberculosis. 121.2; whooping cough. 5.3: diarrhea. 3C.8. BUSINESS FEATURES OF THE ODD FELLOWS' FRATERNITY. Successful Year For Thrifty Secret Order—Plant For the Future. one of the strongest corporations conducted by Noproes in the District of Columbia is the chid Fellows’ Hall association, builder and owner of the in gnlflceut $100,900 Odd Fellows’ hall at 1(Kh; M street northwest. The us-odatiou has just declared ifS an nual 5 |K*r cent dividend, involving th allotment of $2,479. The financial statement for the year ending Dec. XI. 11*12. shows the fol lowing gratifying results: in hand begin nine of year 1912 $2,105.50 T il receipts, including balance.. 7.150 W i: ended during the year 5,542.»*> 1 nice on hand Dec. 31. 1912. 1.944.24 The exj>enditures noted above carry the $2,479 paid out in the 5 per cent di idend. For rental of the public hall during the year the association r. oived $1,725*. It is said that the a><ociation. encouraged by the pros jh • ity that has attended its invest ments in the past, is negotiating with thi owners of the property adjoining the hall on the west with a view of enlarging the building so ns to pro vide for additional lodge rooms and a aster public hall, to be able to ac commodate the larger gatherings of tlie race that now go to Convention h: '! aiul pay fabulous prices for it. The officers who have piloted the Odd Fellows’ Hall association into the harbor of success are: President. Thomas H. Wright; vice president. I..iwreuco Clark; secretary. Samuel W. Watson; assistant secretary. Alexander F Hicks; treasurer. Joseph Manning; directors, Thomas H. Wright. S. W. Watson. Isaac W. Scott. Henry V. Slaughter. Joseph Manning, James 1. aghorne nud W. O. Davis. Mrs. M. C. Terrell's Brooklyn Lectures. Most helpful at this particular time Is the series of lectures on "The Negro It ace In the United States."* given in the regular course for March at the Brooklyn institute by Mrs. Mary Church Terrell of Washington. Sheen deavors to acquaint the white people with the real facts concerning the con ditions which confront the race in Its c(Tort to advance along all lines of in dustry and education. "Give us a chance," says Mrs. Terrell, "at such employment es we are prepared by ed ucation, aklll and in the various trades to perform.** Don’t Forget to Order a Case of COLUMBINE VIENNA EXPORT PILSENER The BEERS specially brewed by THE PH. ZANG BREWING CO. for table use Telephone Gallup 395 for a trial case LAWRENCE STEPHENS E_ T. HOGAN Tels. Calumet SSS: Auto 73-24# The Little Savoy Buffet and Cafe The Leading Pleasure Resort of Chicago Invite their friends to call and spend their idle moments. Strict order and comfort assured 2634 STATE STREET CAFE OPEN ALL NIGHT L. Simon Prop. 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