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The Denver Star
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. Number 38 Exposition at Philadelphia I'he Pennsylvania Emanci pation Proclamation Commis sion which will hold an Expo sition celebrating the fifty years of the freedom of the Negro race in America, m Philadelphia, September, 19*3 is making elaborate prepara tions for the consummation of thatevent. Hon. HarryW. bass, the only Negro member of the Pennsylvania Legisla ture, is the prime mover in the celebration. It was thru his efforts that Pennsylvania led off with an appropriation of $20,000 for this purpose. The executive committee of the Emancipation Celebration has just announced a number of prizes for the fiftieth anni versary celebration. 1 here will be a prize of SSO in gold for the best Emancipation ode, a prize of SSO in gold for the best Emancipation song set to music, and SSO in gold for the best paper of from five thousand to eight thousand words on the subject of "The Progress of the Negro Since Emancipation,” depicting fifty years of Negro progress. All the contestants are to sent in their products not later than August i.tothe Emancipation Proclamation Cumm i ss i o n , 1352 Lombard street, Phila delphia, Pa. In connection with the cele bration there will be also an athletic meet, under the au spices of the Amateure Ath letic Union of America, at which something like SI,OOO worth of prizes will be award ed among which will be a memorial cup to the honor of Dr. John B. Taylor, of the University of Pennsylvania, the late champion quarter mile runner of America. Wil liam M. Slowe, Harry Du plessiss, George Smiley. J. T. Howard, C. A. Lewis, J. Max barber and others compose the local athletic committee which proposes to bring to bring to Philadelphia the most notable gathering of Negro athlets which has ever me) in the history of the country. The chief feature of the Ex position will be the exhibits illustrating the industrial pro gress of the Negro race. More tean seventy schools have made application to exhibit their industrial and literary work. Negro manufacturers and inventors will have a large part in the Exposition, while the Women's Domestic Society Department is expect ed to make one of the most attractive features. An or ganization of five hundred lo cal Philadelphia women aided by a similar organization in nearly every city in the State, is working day and night for the success of the Woman’s Department. A Women’s Congress will be held at which time will appear many of the leading women of both races in the country. Musical Carnival Will ba a Faatura. Next to the industrial ex hibit the most attractive fea ture will be the musical car nival. Among those interest ed are Mme. E. Azalia Hack ley. F. A. Clark, Edwin F. Hill and many other local musical people. A chorus of five thousand voices, which will render the old plantation melodies is being trained un des the leadership of the em inent composer and musical director, Prof. F. A. Clark of Philadelphia. A similar chorus of the school children of Phil adelphia is being trained un der the leadership of Prof. J. R. Paul Brock, principal of the Thomas Durham School, one of the lacgest schools in riniiiBeipinfmw tEny bu,-f musical talent of the race. [There shall be concentrated during the latter half of Aug ust and the monlh of Septem ber, the greatest array of Negro talent that has ever been brought together at any one time in any one place. The Governor of each state has been asked to appoint a aCommission to take a special part on the program in the great race conference which will be held at this time. Pres ident Woodrow Wilson, while Governor of New Jersey, ap pointed a Commission and the New Jersey Legislature appropriated $20,000 to aid in making the Philadelphia exposition a success and measures are now being tak en by which it is hoped to have every other State to make a similar appropriation. NO TIPS When the legislature of Ar kansas passed Act No. qS many persons considered it a ioke but the colored people employed around persons where tips formerly constitut ed a big part of their earnings realize that they are actually affected. The law makes it a misdemeanor to accept a tip and even provide the firm or corporation in whose em ploy a person is, is liable to a fine for permitting the em ployee to receive any gift. It is said that some of the rubes who represent districts in which there is large numbers of poor whites, heard of a few porters and others who have saved their tips and this made apparent the necessity of the law. Office Phone Champa 2962. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1913. A. Y. M. C. A. Proposed THE START The Young Men’s Christian Brotherhood was organ ized July 12, 1908. It had for its object the moral, mental, physical and social improvement of the colored men and boys of the City of Denver. For several years the Brother hood has conducted Bible classes, religious meetings, occa sional social events, and in a general way has striven to be of service to the colored men of the community. Y. M. C. A. At the request of the officers of the Brotherhood, the Board of Directors of the Denver Young Men’s Christian Association has decided to organize a Colored Men’s De partment of the Denver Association. The Brotherhood will be merged into this Department, thus securing for its members the advantage of affiliation with the great world wide Association movement. NO EQUIPMENT It is proposed that the Colored Department shall op erate on the non-equipment basis. While there will be an office headquarters, it will be used as a place from which to inspire and direct social, /physical, educational and re ligious activities, rather than as a center for the conduct of such activities. TRAINED SECRETARY The Directors of the Young Men’s Christian Associa tion have agreed to to pay the salary of a trained Secre tary to give all of his time to the direction of the Colored Department. This Secretary will be engaged as soon as the present membership campaign has proven to be success ful, and will commence his duties as soon as possible, and in any event not later than September 1, 1913. This ap propriation was made on the condition that the colored cilieem of Dener raise the biuM require for the De partment’s expenses. OTHER EXPENSES In addition to the salary of the Secretary, there will be required the sum of $1,700.00 for running expenses up to January Ist, 1915. This money will be used for office rent, printing, postage and stationery, telephone and the expenses incident to the religious, social, physical and educational work of the Department, and lor office furnishings. CHARTER MEMBERS To obtain the above sum. it is proposed to secure two hundred charter members who will Pay the sum of $5.00 $3 00 payable on or before May 15, 1913, and $2.00 payable on or before October Ist, 101.;. for membership in the De partment up to January Ist, 1915. and $5.00 per annum there after. SUBSCRIPTIONS It is further proposed to secure from the colored citizens of Deliver $700.00 in subscriptions, payable one-half on or before May 25th, 1913, and one-half on or before October Ist. 1913. CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES Fifty men, divided into two teams of twenty-five men each, will make a vigorous campaign for men and money, commencing Saturday, April 1 th, and ending Tuesday, night, April 15th. The teams will be led by Mr. b. A. Bon durant and Mr. P. J. Potter. THE WILLIAMS WORLD FAMOUS JUBILEE SINGERS, MAY 2, 1903 At the Auditorium The third annual visit of the Williams’ Jubilee Singers will bring them to Denver on the second of May. 1 his or ganizaiion without any question ranks among the world’s great musical artists and have sung themselves into the hearts of the people as no troup of this character has ever done. On their previous visits it has been impossible to ac commodate the immense crowds who desire to hear them and for this reason the Zion Church will present them to the Denver public at the Auditorium. A vigorous campaign of advertising which is being carried on by the church will no doubt tax the theatre section of the City’s largest hall. The admission fee is within reach ol all so that no one will be compelled to forego this rareest ot all musical treats. Tickets will be on sale next week at the following prices: Box seats, $1.00; Parquet, 50 cents; Balcony, 35 cents. Each box will accommodate a party of eight. As there are only 204 box seats, those who desire boxes should send in for res ervations at once, as many have already been engaged. For information, telephone Rev. D. E. Over, York 6007. Interesting News Concerning the Race. 25TH INFANTRY CHAMPIONS Uncle Sam's colored boys in blue are making things hum in Honolulu along ath letic lines. Since their arrival in the Hawaiian Islands on Jan. 14,the boys of the 25th Infantry made rapid progress, and they are the undisputed champions of the Hawaiian Islands in all forms of athlets. On Feb. 22 they took part in an athletic meet which was opened to all the people on the islands, and were more than victorious, getting a place in every event and car rying off three first places and six seconds. Following is an an account of the eve’nts as they actually were: 100-yard dash. Private Williamson, Company L, 25th Infantry, first (to 1-5 seconds); 100-vard dash. Private Mitchem, Ma chine Gun Platton, second; one-mile relay race, 25th In fantry team, first and second; machine gun contest. 25th In fantry, first, 1 carrying gun on mule 100 yards, dismounting, assembling, loading, firing, I mounting on mule and return ing to starting point); equip ment race, Private Hicks, 'Company F. 25th Infantry, second, (soldier starts with only shirt, trousers, socks on and runs 10 yards; at each 10 yards he puts on one more article cf clothing, until at the end he is dressed completely, and also has all of his equip ment ready to enter the field); sharpshooters contest. Private Co. A. 25th Infantry, second isoldier runs 100 yards and finds rifle unassembled, puts rifle together and tires one shot at each 20 yards on re turning to starting point); wall-scaling contest, 25th In fantry team second. In addition to field e.vents the base ball team defeated the champions of the Ha waiian Island in Honolulu by a score of 2 to 1 in an inter esting 10-inning game, thus finishing an athletic race for the Hawaiian championship. —The News. NOTICE! Subscribers receiving more than one copy of The Star will kindly notify this office. Those whose papers have been dropped by mistake will kindly notify this office. Noti fy at once if you change your address or leave the city. We trust that our subscribers will be as considerate as possible as we have not got fully ar ranged our mailing list. Five Cents a Copt FORGING AHEAD Midst all the hue and cry of lack of opportunity comes the /announcement that Mr. Fred L. Hubbard has been appoint ed assistant to the general manager of the Toronto Rail way Company; one of the most responsible positions in the company', and one that carries with it a large salary. Mr. Hubbard deserves all the good fortune that may befall him. He is honest, upright, and has a capacity' for work that is unequaled. He has been in the employ of the company for the past 13 years, during which time he has placed the Toronto City Rail | way Company at the head of !the list of well managed roads and were it not for his mod esty he might term himself justly “the street railway king. ’ —Defender. A GOOD MOVE 1 “Banking Day Along In dustrial and Financial Lines” is the headline of a big circu lar put out by a Colored Citi zens’ Committee of Memphis, Tenn. The exercise is a sort of rally to attract the Negro to banking and business houses conducted by members of his own race. The circular striker, a high and appealing note. It comprehends the la borer and wage earner, en couraging them to save and teaching them the way to a bank where their patronage is courted. Its. appeal is for $100,000 "not’ alone for safe keeping, but to provide capi tal for promotion of various business and industrial enter prises for-the employment of our boys and girls.” The whole scheme is launched up on a broad and very intelli gent basis. Press, school, pul pit, lodge, laboring men are urged to join hands in mak ing deposits. NOT IN DALLAS | The white chauffeurs of Dallas, Texas, say that if brick bats and a few other assorted missiles have any power, Ne groes shall not run automo biles in this city. The whites have formed a union to pro' hibit the Negro chauffeurs from running cars and have given the colored car drivers much annoyance ct late. Sev eral weeks ago the tactics of the whites became so notice able that a number of rich auto owners, in person, called upon the city commissioners and informed them that if police protection were not af forded their drivers, that they themselves would see that the colored chauffeurs would re sent any annoyances. This temporarily had its effect but within the last few days the white drivers seem to have reached a definite understand ing that it was advisable to renew their attacks.