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DRINK CAPITOL BEER
DENVER'S PRIDE
The purity of Capitol Beer in demonstrated by its superior flavor
•nd strength-giving qualities. It’s capital.
HAVE A CASE SENT HOME.
• The Capitol Brewing Co. •
I Phone Cni.'ipa 356. Delivered Anywhere.
The Palmer Hotel Restaurant
has changed hands, now known as
“HOLMES CAFE”
MRS. L. C. HOLMES, Proprietress
! §h'rJp" 7 2850 2130 Arapahoe St.
Ladies, the foundation
for good dressing lies in
a perfectly fitted cor
set. Try aLa Beatrix,
they are not factory
made corsets but you
select, your own mate
rials and your measure
is taken and they are
fitted to you the same
as a dress. Different
models from $2.00 up.
City references by the only known
colored corseterier. •
Mis* Beatrice Lewis
Phoncfor appointments 2339 Gilpin
Phone York 6616
CLOTHES HARK THE MAN
LET
FERRY, THE TAILOR
HAKE THEM
HIS SHOP IS HANDY, 1905 CURTIS STREET
CLOTHES MADE TO ORDER AT HALF PRICE —A
$26.00 Suit for $12.50 $35.00 Suit for ..$17.50
28.00 Suit for 13.25 38.00 Suit for 18.50
30.00 Suit for 15.00 „

EVERYBODY COES TO THE
CHAMPA PHARMACY ]|
'2oth AND CHAMPA STREETS
For the Best Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines
HOT DRINKS SERVED*
PRESCRIPTIONS OUR SPECIALTY
Phone Main 2425 JAS. E. THRALL, Prop.
OOOOS DELIVERED TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY
tM. Silverman
FINIHSED TAILOR
20 Years of Practical Experience
Come and See Us
Spring and Summer Samples
Direct from the Factory
quality of our goods and work
manship. 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. Phone Main 8 5 8 q
The Wardrobe
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN’S TAILOR
Suits made to order from $25 up. Cleaning, Pressing, Re
pairing, Dying and Remodling at Honest Prices
2733 Wei ton St. Denver, Colo.
When in Need of Anything About a
Hog, Except the Squeal
COME TO
WALTER EAST
2300 Larimer St. Phone Main 461
HOME MADE LARD and SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY
R. WEBER
Grocer and Market
Game, Poultry and Oysters
IN SEASON
Telephone Champa 2121 2962 Welton Street
E. R. PAGE. PHONE
Proprietor Main 2759
PAGE’S POOLandBILLIARD PARLOR
CIGARS AND SOFT DRINKS
27i0 Welton Street. Denver. Colorado
—1
ZOBEL BROS.
SAMPLE ROOM
1004 19TH STREET
CORNER OF CURTIS
FINE WINES. LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
COOR'S CELEBRATED BEER ON TAP.
PHONE CHAMPA 280. DENVER COLO.
Phone Main 5341 1837 Lawrence St.
J. T. FRARY
PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Paperhanging. Graining, Glazing and Hardwood Finishing
Kalsomining, Brush or Spray Work.
! All Work Promptly Done. Prices Reasonable DENVER. COLO 1
QUICK SERVICE OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Phone Champa 2310
The Montreal Lunch Room
E. M. DAVIS, Prop.
5, lO and IS Cent Meals
1916 Arapahoe St. Denver, Colo.

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