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Let this Be Your Guide The Denver Star The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. Number 40 Banquet For Binģa Last week the Chicago Col ored Business Men’s associa tion tendered a banquet to Jesse Birga in honor of his forty-eighth birthday. It was not only a social affair, but plans were put on foot to raise the standard of the colored business men in that city. 1C means the bringing together i of more than 500 men who will work for the interest of each ether. Mr. Binga deliv ered an eloquent address, in which he said in part: “It is up to us to hasten the , tlay when better times will dawn upon us, when our cher ished hopes will be realised, when success will attend crur every effort. It must be our desire to serve if we expect '* better service- Avenues in all lines are open to us and it is •up to us' to be 'up and doing.’ | Envy and selfishness should be put aside, petty jealousy dis dained and we should arise in our might to meet the many emergencies that confront us, remembering that ‘in union there is strength.’ Last of the railroad, the Thirties be long to the Negro. * * There is no reason why the stores where you trade in this vicinity should not be owned and conducted by one of our race. This is our district ab solutely. We should and must learn to patronize one anoth er. Not until that time will the race amount to anything. ‘We will reap what we sow.’ Fearlessly let us push for ward. ( As a race we are indi vidually responsible for our moral character, and to estab lish that is a business, and as our character is being shaped, let us stand firm to mould the proper conditions in our sev eral localities. And when this is accomplished, you will see ‘That what makes a man, makes a race. We might add that in our city is the'Colorado Commer cial Alliance with offices at 1025 21st street, organized along the same lines and is making a strenuous effort to bring together the business interests. The Awakening * Philadelphia, Pa., April 24. —At last it seems the Negro is awakening to the fact that he must light his own battles; he secs also that all white peo ple are not against him and that many notable white men and white women are ready to assist him, when the Negro indicates that he is willing to stand up for himself. No organization is doing more in preserving the rights guaranteed the race and fight ‘ ing encroachments thereon than the National Association for the Advancement of Col ored People which met in its fifth annual session here yes terday. The opening session was held in the Keneseth Is rael Temple. The associa tion is made up largely of col ored people but some of the foremost white men and worn-' en are actively engaged in ex- j panding the association and making it more useful. By some it is thought that the association is fighting Booker T. Washington. Thel prominence of Dr. W. E. I)u' Bois in the organization is' usually what gives rise to the, thought. And it is really a' fact that Du Bois is the domi- j nating spirit of the organiza I tion, and it is equally true that DuBois has won a more com manding position among our people by reason of the asso ciation than from all his for mer efforts. The papers, speeches anil discussions during the sessions of the association will serve as an inspiration to our peo ple and the prediction is freely made that it will not be long before the Association for the j Advancement of Colored Peo ' pic is the most powerful race organization. Even the Blind Gadsen, A 1 a . — Raymond Berry, colored, was arrested last week charged with ‘‘boot legging.” Arrests of this kind in all prohibition territory are not uncommon, and interest in this case is created because Berry is stone blind. He at tended the Blind Institute at Tallageda and is well thought of by many people here. Tde arrest of Berry empha sizes the ingenuity displayed by the bootleggers through out the vast expanse of prohi bition territory in the South. When the prohibition wave spread over the South, the strongest argument advanced, was the terrible effect of liqu or upon the Negro. But still the Negro is a factor for the low class of Negroes take to bootlegging like the same class take to bootlegged whis key, and in many cases the lower element among the whites back the Negroes in their prohibition violations- Not only is this county and state affected thus but through out the whole South. receiving more than on«r 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. DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1913. The Work Begun "Humanity has not only a duty to keep chil dren alive, but also to give Aery child a chance of living a decent life and become a detent citi zen," says General Booth. To make men is the work of the Y. M. C. A.; its power to do so is glowing stronger each day; new fields are opening up; new material being gathered, and before the close of another year the colored people of this city will look proudly upon some building, large or small, and say, "That’s our Y. M. C. A. Home." President Sweet, of the Central Body, put the wheels in motion when he appointed Dr. C. D. DeFrantz, J; C. Porter, Luther Walton, S. A. Bondurant, J. W. Jackson, Ed Johnson, C. E. Langston, G. E. Bilheimer, ex-officio as a committee of management The committee met Tuesday night at the residence of Dr. DeFrantz and elected the fol lowing officers: Dr. DeFrantz, Chairman; J. W. Jackson, Vice-Chairman; C. E. Langston, ■ Recording Secretary; S. A. Bondurant, Treas urer. Committees on and~Coflec tions By-Laws and a Site were appointed. Mr. Bilheimer, the General Secretary, was present and presented a program to be followed which will aid materially in the work. Many are anxious about the building and are urging immmediate action. None are more anx ious than the committee itself to do something. Few realize the work to be done but all can help to hasten it by paying promptly your pledges and memberships. The country is being searched for a trained secretary, and shortly after the Inter national Convention in Cincinnatti, May l 5, one may be chosen. This body will have a represen ,tative at the convention in the person of A. Way man Ward. Until permanent quarters are established, any one desiring to contribute anything, may do so by addressing the Treasurer, S A. Bondurant, 6 E. 11 th Ave. The Williams Famous Jubilee Singers May 2, 1913 At the Auditorium The third annual visit of the Villiams’ Jubilee Singers will bring them to Denver on the - ~cond of May. 1 his or ganizaiion without any question inks among the world's great musical artists and have ang themselves into the hearts of the people as no troup id this character has ever done. On their previous visits it as been impossible to ac commodate the immense crowds who desire to hear them and for this reason the Zion Chur, h will present them to the Denver public at the Auditorium A vigorous campaign of advertising which is being carried 'n by the church will no doubt tax the theatre section of t City’s largest hall. The admission fee is within reach of all so that no one will be compelled to forego this rareest ot all musical treats. Tickets will be on sale next v. ok 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 bi".es should send in for res ervations at once, as many have already been engaged. For information, telephone Rev, D. E. Over, York 6007. Tickets tale at Elite Drag Store, 2100 Arapakoe St. Alkaakra Cafe, 2741 Weltoa St. Interesting News Concerning the Race. NEGRO’S ELECT MAYOR I Mayor Waters of Hot j Springs, Ark., who was run- , ning for re-election, was ] “knifed” by the colored voters throughout the city. Hereto fore they have followed the liberal leaders, but when gam ing opened in Hot Springs Mayor Waters declined to 1 permit any Negro clubs to 1 operate on Malvern avenue, < segregating them on Elm St. i He also placed a special offi- ' cer on Malvern avenue, and kept that thoroughfare, which leads down to the Park Hotel, one of the leading hostelries in the city, clear of blacks, declining to permit them to congregate there. His officers arrested several well-known Negro merchants. During his administration a patrol man shot and killed a well known Nepri'o. -■* Tke officer was exonerated and the mayor put him back on the force. Those things angered the Negro voters, and they got their revenge today, vot ing heavily for McClendon in the Second and Fifth wards. The Sixth ward, where a large number of the reform element resides, was carried by Mc- Clendon by 103 majority. SELF DEFENSE Montgomery, April 19. — Wresting a pistol from the hand of |ohn Mitchell, white, after he had received a bullet wound in the abdomen, Teger j Allen, negro, fired five shots j into Mitchell’s body and killed him instantly Friday night. Allen was brought to a hos pital, where an operation was performed, but there is little chance for his recovery. It is understood the fight was caused by Allen's objec tion to certain orders given by Mitchell. Allen had been em-' ployed on the Mitchell plan tation for many years. COLORED SPRINTER j Howard Drew, the Spring i field High School national j champion sprinter, bettered ! the world's sixty-yard record when he snapped the tape a winner in the annual indoor games of the Paterson Elks, in Paterson, N\ J ., at the lo cal armory. Drew wasclocked : in 6 1-5 seconds, clipping a fifth of a second off the pre vious figures, held by about 1 nine athletes. The first sprin ter to be timed in 6 2-5 sec onds was the great Lon My ers in New York City. He • made the time on IDec. 12, 1SS2. Since then it has often Five Cents a Copt been equaled, but has with stood the exorts of the world’s foremost sprinters until the Bay State colored boy smashed the figures.—T h e News. ANY OLD JOB Before the Democratic ad. ministration was ushered in, hundreds of prominent negro democrats were sitting up nights figuring out just what they wanted Mr- Wilson is quick in discharging but slow in ' appointing; so there is a great anxiety on the ' part of the seekers of the plum, just where they will fall, and will make themselves content with any old job. The job as Minister to Liberia is certain, but all the rest where there is white objection, are doubtful. Recently Mr. Bob Smalls; who has-be®** Coll«e-- tor of Port at Beaufort, S. C., for twenty years, was ousted and a resolution was introdu ced in the Florida legislature to remove from office all col ored office-holders, especially Joe Lee, International Reve nue Collector at Jacksonville. The resolution passed. BISHOP DERRICK DEAD Rev. Wm. B. Derrick, Ne gro bishop of the West Irbies, South America and the Is lands of the Sea for the Afri can Methodist Episcopal church, died yesterday at Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. Bishop Derrick fought in the civil war and was a Republi can campaign orator before he joined the ministry. He was born in Antigua in 1843. He was in the battle between the Monitor and Merrimack. In the Harrison campaign Derrick spoke with James G. Blaine and Senator Foraker. ' l'he Union League club gave him a flag for an address he S made before it. NEGROES INVITED Dr. R. Gordon Adams, a well-known eye specialist of New York, extended a special invitation by the family to at tend the funeral of the late J. P. Morgan. Harry Burleigh, the eminent soloist, sang “Calvary,” the first instance of such since Nellie Brown- Mitchell sang the Recessional at the funeral of Wendell Phillips. Office Phone Champa 2062. Address, 1026 Nineteenth , street. 1 The Denver Star.