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Your Word is Good as Gold, but it* Takes Money to Buy—Pay Your Y. M. C. A. Pledge Promptly
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.

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