Newspaper Page Text
■Let All Colored Americans and Friends Protest to Washington Against Post Office Segregation-
The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The Independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. Number 3 Amonģ The Lodģes. The Bth Annual Session of the Grand Lodge K. of P. of N. A., S. A., E., A., A. and A., met with Pleasant Home Lodge No. 6, K. of P. in Colo rado Springs, July 28-29-30. It was without a doubt the greatest session in the history of the order in this jurisdict ion. And to much praise can not be given to the Officers who so successfully upheld the banner for the past year. 1 he Grand Lodge voted to take up its own State Endowment and adopted a Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws to govern this jurisdiction. Ihe Denver Star was made the official organ of-the K. of P. of this jurisdiction. Ihe fol lowing Officers were elected for the ensuing year. \V. H. Bess, G. C.; P. A. Watkins, V. G. C.; C. S. Muse. G. K. of K. atul S.; J. 11. Ben jamin, G. M. of E.: Leon Les ter, G. L.; Dr. S. A. Huff, G. M. E.; H. P. Scott, G. M. at A.; E. B. Blackwell, G. M.; j —boster, Cl. 1. G.; John Man grum, G. O. G.; A. R. Butler, Trustee 3 years: 11. P. Steele. Trustee 1 year; C. A. Prank lin, S. R. The lodge voted i Pueblo as the meeting place July, 1914 AMERICAN WOODMEN MEETING. The Supreme Camp of the American Woodmen has just finished its fourth Quadrenn ial Meeting. The meetings were held in hern Hall. 2711 Welton St. The following is a partial list of those present: C. M. White. Denver. Colo rado; E. W. L). Abner, M. If, Austin, Texas; C. C. Clinton, Greenville, Texas; D. J. Simp son, M . I)., LaKcland, Florida; Geo. E. Williams, Orlando, Florida; J. C. Eusan, York town, Texas; I. H. Franklin, Austin, Texas; S. M. Nelson, Pueblo, Colorado; J. A. Jen kins, Palestine, Texas; S. A. Rutherford, Greenville, Ala bama; E. I’. Griffin, Palestine, Texas; S. M. Hollins, Temple, Texas; FI. E. Jones, Beau mont, Texas; G. W. Norman. Austin, Texas; W. M. Lee, Austin, Texas; J. P. Starxs, Dallas, Texas; Jno. K. Rector, Taylor, Texas; J. M. Parker, $ Dothan, Alabama; P. A. Willi ains, Austin, Texas; Maurice Lee, Austin, Texas; L. H. Lightner, Denver, Colorado. The opening session which was held Wednesday fore noon, and the following sess ions were marked with much interest. Not a single dele gate was absent from any of the sessions and all seemed anxious to complete their labors with precision and des patch that they might view beautiful Denver and enjoy the hopitality of her gener ous people. Friday the entire delegation enjoyed a trip to The Denver Star Corona and intermediate points. The report of the Auditing Committee showed a most wonderful growth of this or ganization during its present management. Each delegate returns home with renewed energy and determination to push the American Woodmen to the very front ranK of all fraternal life insurance. TEAM WORK AT DENVER Color Line Lesson Taught The Denver Knights Tenp lar Conclave for 1913 did not mean much, if anything, to the Negro, only in point of' appreciative observation and j loyalty to our city's welfare When we think of the princi I pies and tenets of the order, built upon Simon pure Chris tianity and keenly realize that their execution is only in 1 theory or limited to the color and race line, to the Negro this big demonstration is but <a sounrffng brass and tinkling symbols. Great was the dem onstration in elaborately pro claiming God’s goodness and personality; greater was the deep anil silent impression made upon the Denver peo ple and visitors of the spot less and raceless Christianity, and the greatest of all was the impression they were con serving a religion coupled with sincere practice founded, organized and built upon Christ, our Savior —a Jew! Surely nothing could be more 1 devoid of prejudice than to have Gentiles of today wor shiping at the Jewish altar, so unmindful of prejudice and caste. 15ut it may be that we are too premature to hope this in America, yet true Ma sonry anil Nights Templar ism know no race or color line. MrrC. \V. Buford the Ne gro democrat national 1 y known was only out of his position 72 hours, when Gov. Ammons sent for him and he went to work Monday. We would like to see Win. Hill reinstated, as we fully believe that enough pressure could be brought tc bear on the Demo cratic powers in Mr. Buford's behalf to return him to his post. Hut if the Negro Dem ocrats put Mr. Hill back to work, we will consider that they have SOME influence with their party. To The Representative Colored Citizens of Denver An excnrsion of the elite of Denver is on for Colorado Springs, Manitou and Dike's Peak for the latter part of Aligns. Wait! Full parti culars next week. Wait! Wait —Adv. 7-36 DENVER, COLORADO, SATIRDAV, AL'G. 16, 1913 Masons Meet in Albuquerque, N. M. The Thirty-seventh Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge F. and A. M. of Colorado and Jurisdiction was held in Albuquerque, N. M„ August 5 to 7 The session had been looked forward to with keen interest, owing to the fact that things of great importance were to be achieved. It is safe to say that-nn delegate was disappoint ed, it being one of the most profitable sessions in the history of the Noble Order. Too much praise cannot be given to the thriving, hospitable city of Albuquerque. The doors were open wide and the hand of fellowship was extended by all. The delegates were entertained most royally, seeing the sights by motor. T. S. RECTOR. G. M Colored citizens are represented in all lines of business, there being one grocery store with automobile delivery, one messenger service and an automobile garage at Santa be, N. M , owned by the Brown. t£mkw~.wluctv operates contin ually between the two citie- In the election of Grand Offices Denver stood high above all. bringing home the following Officers: T. S. Rector. G. M.; Wm. Sprague, G. Sec.; J. R. Contee, G. Treas F. T. Bruce, Chairman Board of Board of Trustees and C A. Franklin, Chairman Com mittee on F. C., and now of Kansas City. |. R. CONTI E, G. Treas The next Annual Session will be held in 1’ueblo. Colo, the second Tuesday in August. 1914. \VM, SPRAGUE, G. Sec Interesting News Concerning the Race. The Waller-Thrashley Mid- Summer Musicale a Success. Art Exhibits Create Profound Impression. Dr. Vass Spoke. It seems that Denver has been blessed this summer by having big men speak to them. At Shorter Bishop Alexander Walters gave a fine lecture in the brief space of live minutes, and at New Zion Dr. Vass did not fall below the standard in his brief address of eloquence and encouragement. Mks. A. A. Waller. The musicale consisted of the chorus “ Inflamatus" by the Choral Club, a tenor solo 'Because” and "I Hear You Calling Me” by Mr M. T. Jackson; Folk Song. “1 Want to be Ready,” “Dars a Meet in' Here Tonight” the Sex tette, Mmes, Pinn, Spires, Bush, Miss Willis and Sirs Jackson and Jones; the Quar tette. “The Garden of Roses” by Mrs. Waller and Messrs. Jones, Jackson and Waller: Violin Solo, "Hungarian Dance” by M r. Geo. Morrison; Miss Beatrice Thrashi.ey Vocal Solo,“Waiting” by Miss Buchanan; Ladies Quartette, “Po’ Lil' Lamb" front Dun bar, by Miss Willis, Mines. Spires, Finn, Bush; Solo, “Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold" by Mr. A. Waller; Sel ect Reading by Mrs. L. M. Fronian; Vocal Solo, "Shall I be Forgotten” and “Mine" by Mr. Harrison Miller: Duettt. “I Feel Thy Angel Spirit" by Kive Cents a Copy Mr. and Mrs. Waller (by re quest); Folk Song, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” by the Sextette. Nearly every num ber was so high class that it drew an encore. The gather ing was congenial and very sociable, making the event an all-around, artistic, social and finished success. Much praise to Mrs. Waller and Miss Thrashley of whom the Star feels justly proud. New Zion looked as never before, whicfi caused the Zionites to anxi ously await the time of their permanent habitation there, which will be a personal tri umph of Rev. Over. Colored Porter Saved Lives Of Many Baltimoreans Baltimore, Aug. s.—Abount one half of the guests at the burned Blue Mountain House were Baltimoreans. A score more of these, clad in gar ments of all descriptions, re turned-to the city on a morn ing train. So swift was the progress of the flames that none of the party was able to save any jewels or clothing. It is estimated that more than SIOO,OOO worth of jewelry was lost. To the courage and cool headness of Frank Thomas, a Negro porter of the hotel, many of the guests owe their escape from the burning build ing, according to Arthur Mark of Newbern, N. C., one of the party arriving this morning. “This man,” said Mr. Mark, although half suffocated by the smoke, went from door to door awakening the guests. Then, gathering them togeth er, he would call ‘This way out,' and lead them through a rear exit to safety.” Thomas, it was declared, did not leave the building un til he was assured that every one was out. Some of those who were hurried from their rooms were old. feeble and ill. Most of these were either accom-' panied by nurses or relatives. Many children also were among the guests. Estes Bark, Colo., Aug. 9,' 13 Editor Denver Star, 1026 19th St., Denver, Col. Kind Sir: — My ad in your issue of Aug, Sth, 1913, brought me an im mediate answer by telephone. Allow me to congratulate the Denver Star on its good re sults in advertising. Respectfully, 'Mrs. Dora Hoi.mks Paynk. Mrs. Wilson, the beloved wife o(; Carl Wilson, died Fri day morning. Funeral at /.ion Baptist church, Sunday, 1 o’clock.