The Denver Star
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G. G. ROSS. Associate Editor
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WHY THE STAR FAVORS MOFFAT
*” i. Because we will own tunnel.
The citizens of Denver will own the
Moffat Tunnel, the same as they own
the city hall, court house, parks,
streets or other city property, without
it costing them one dollar.
They will also have the right to the
use of the tracks of the Denver &
Salt Lake Railroad Company for 30
miles east and 75 miles west of the
tunnel for other railroads at a rental
of 3 per cent, of the cost of construc
It will increase the value of the 270,-
000 acres of school lands located in
the territory more than enough to
build the tunnel three times, which
will benefit the whole state.
2. Because here are a few of the
It will put at least 10,000 men to
work at good wages.
It will increase the growth of our
state outside of Denver 300,000 inside
of five years, and with that increase
Denver can support 100,000 more
It will bring $20,000,000 new capital
to the City of Denver, thus benefiting
the city and whole state.
The tunnel is the financial key to
building the road on to Salt Lake City,
and is the key to the whole situation
of the Northwestern part of the state.
The tunnel will belong to you, as well
as all the valuable minerals found in
It will solve the problem of Denver’s
water supply for all time to come.
ON RETAIL PLAN
AND GET RESULTS
Purchase of Water Company’s Plant
Gives Immediate Municipal
Ownership At a Fair
Without knowing within several
millions of dollars of how much the
construction of a new water plant by
the city would cost, but upon the
broad assertion that it “will not cost
over $S,000,000,” property owners in
Denver are asked to start out on an
enterprise of building a new water
plant and take chances that the sup
porters of the new plant plan are
This is the most absurd of the
many unreasonable, and at times,
ridiculous proposals made to the vot
ers of Denver by the “follow us”
crowd that was gotten together from
among the discontented primarily to
back up a few who have set their
hearts on revenging themselves, if life
lasts, upon people against whom they
have a deep-seated personal hatred
for many years.
And the pity of it is that this few,
who have been more or less power
ful in the past, are able to still exer
cise their magic upon a certain ele
ment, and lead them away from a
sane consideration of the truth of the
water situation, by continuing to
pieach destruction and ruin.
Denver demands and must have mu
nicipal ownership. We must have this
in the quickest possible time and at
the least cost. To buy the plant of
the Denver Union Water company at
its real value is greatly to be pre
ferred than to enter upon the indefi
nite and uncertain plan of construct
ing a new plant. The Retail Mer
chants’ proposition seems fair to all
sides and with the added offer of the
Water company of reduced rates
ponding purchase, Denver voters
should have no hesitancy in deciding
that they will cast their ballots for
the Retailers’ plan, and end this wa
ter controversy. —Advertisement.
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END THE WATER FIGHT IN THE
Any effort to becloud the issue in
the water question should be resented
in the minds of the voters. The muck
raking being done is a discredit to all
connected with such program.
What Denver wants—and needs
most of all —is a fair and just settle
ment of the water controversy.
A calm and dispassionate view of
the proposition of the Retail Plan is
v hat the voters should attempt to ar
rive at before casting their ballots on
It is inconceivable that a group of
Denver’s most substantial citizens—
merchants whose all is centered here
in an effort to acquire reputation and
standing as business men —would en
ter into a conspiracy to rob *he peo
ple through support of a plan to give
the city prompt municipal ownership
of its water plant.
After all the principal thing to be
attained is to give Denver Municipal
Ownership. The building of an entire
ly new plant cannot be other than a
gamble from the start, and it assumes
the aspect of a desperate plunge into
the region of the unknown when one
considers the fact that water is a
scarce article in and around Denver
just at this time.
The failure of many of the big irri
gation enterprises to develop into ef
fective working concerns through
their inability to suppply sufficient
water is evidence of the scarcity of
The Denver Union Water company
has been able to supply a sufficiency
of pure, wholesome water to the city
for many years, and unquestionably
this company will fight through all
the courts any attempt to take from
them their claimed ownership of the
water which they are providing for
Rather than risk endless contro
versy. which will thrqjy the city into
turmoil, over this water, and the enor
mous expense and waste of time in
building an entirely new plant, let us
buy the company’s plant at a reason
able figure, fix it up where fixing is
needed, permit the people of Denver
to go on undistrueb dl ntheir pursuit
of happiness and end forever this
seemingly interminable warfare be
tween people whose only purpose
seems to be the venting of enmity
grounded in years of personal hatred.
The Retail Plan for early municipal
ownership at a fair purchase price
and includes a 10 per cent, reduction
in rates while the final details of tak
ing over the plant are being decided.
THE SACRED CONCERT A SUCCESS.
The music lovers of Denver crowd
ed te auditorium of the People’s Pres
byterian churc hto listen to the splen
didly prepared program given by Mr.
Stewart and the church choir.
Every number was eagerly listened
to by the appreciative audience.
The anthems by the choir were well
rendered. Especially pleasing w'as
"God Planted a Garden,” with Miss
Rosalee Gibbs as the sholoist. Her
voice sounded sweet and clear.
Mrs. Westbrook presided at the or
gan in her usual pleasing manner.
Mrs. Lillian Jones, one of Denver’s
favorites, rendered several selections.
She appeared at her best in Gounod’s
‘‘The Angel o’ Salvation.”
Mr. Geo. Morrison delighted the
audience with two perfectly rendered
Mr. Stewart was the star of the
evening and appeared in two instru
mental and several vocal selections.
Mr. Stewart lias excellent technic
and has a very pleasing personality.
His higher register in singing is best.
He is especially gifted, for it is sel
dom that one can master two arts.
Mr. Stewart accompanied himself in
his songs. He left Sunday night for
Ladies will attend the Brown-Bell
return match Lincoln’s birthday, at
Eureka hall. Admission: Reserved
r-eats, $1.00: poDular price, 50c. DANC
ING AND GOOD MUBIC.
Jan. 24. 1914.
The Union Health & Accident Co.
Dear Sir:—l appreciate your check
In full for eighteen days sickness. 1
have recommended your company for
several years. Yours truly,
MRS. EMMA GALBREATH,
Get in the push; keep posted on the
doings of our people by reading The
“MOTHER” ZION’S NEW HOME
Progress of Well Known Religious Cor
poration In New York.
The corporation of the Mother A. M.
K. Zion church has purchased the l»uild ;
lug of the Church of the Redeemer in
West One Hundred and Thirty-sixth
street, near Seventh avenue. New
York. Alterations are to be made as
follows: The roof is to be raised and
galleries erected, electric lights will he
installed and decorations are to bo up
to the modern idea. The building when
completed will have a seating capacity
of from twelve to fifteen hundred,
and the members of the famous old
Mother Zion will have one of the most
i;ev. j. w BItOWV.
beautiful ediflees in New York city, it
is located convenient to all oar lines
in the heart of the densely populated
Harlem district and in easy reach of
These transactions speak well for the
progressive idea of the pastor, the Ilev.
J. W. Brown, formerly of Rochester,
and his able staff of officials. The
church in West Eighty -ninth street,
which is valuable, will be sold. Aside
from the possession of this property.
Zion owns other properties of value
and is considered one of the wealthiest
churches of the denomination.
It was founded In 1796, the first church
being built at the corner of Church and
Leonard streets In 1800. It was re
built In 1820. The first annual confer
ence was organized in 1821, and the
church was horned down in 1838 and
again rebuilt in 1840. The Sabbath
school was organized In 1845, and in
1864 the church was moved to Tenth
and Bleecker streets. From the«« it
was removed in 1904 to its present kite
in West Efghty*Bfntb street. The pres
ent membership is about 900.
There Is no doubt that the glad tid
ings of its advancement will be herald
ed abroad throughout the country. It
is expected that the building will be
ready for occupancy by Easter Sunday.
The present members of the board of
trustees are B. D. Fenderson, Charles
C. Groce, Andrew Mead, James E.
Nickson, Alonzo A. Rives. William H.
DeKalb. R. Herbert Porter, Marcus J.
Baker, Louis M. Fenderson and James
Chase. Mine. Mlnule Johnson Is-or
ganist and directress. The lute E. V.
C. Eato was for tblrty-flve years a
member of the board of trustees.
THE ARMSTRONG LEAGUE.
Richmond (Va.) Chapter Honors Mem- (
ory of Hampton Institute's Founder.
The Richmond (Va.) chapter of the )
Armstrong league held Interesting ex
ercises at the Ebenezer Baptist church ]
In Richmond Sunday ufternoon. Feb (
1. The occasion wa9 the auuunl cele j
bration of “Armstrong day” In honor
of General Samuel Chapman Arm
strong. founder of the Hampton insti- (
tute. The principal address was dc
livered by the Hoil R. C. Steames.
state superintendent of public schools
Short addresses extolling the life and
character of General Armstrong were
made by Dr. J. A. C. Chandler, super
intendent of the Richmond public
schools: Flon. 11. C. Pollard, city at
torney, and the Rev. R. 6. Johnson,
pastor of the Moore Street Baptist
The officers of the Richmond chap
ter of the Armstrong league arc* WU
Ham D. Jones, president; El. C. Mun
din. treasurer, and Misa W. L. Brooks,
secretary. W. D. Davenport was
chairman of the committee of arrange
ments for the meeting. The exorcises
were well attended, and much public
interest was shown in the work which
the Armstrong league represents.
College Men to Issue Monthly Magazine
It is encoui-aging to note the increase
in numbers and Influence of the Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternity of intercolleglMte
Greek letter men among Afro-Ameri
cans. The first Issue of the Sphinx,
the official organ of the fraternity, I*
dne to. make its nppenrance the first
week In February. The seventh an
nual convention of the fraternity will
be held at the sent of the Theta chapter
In Chlcngo for three days beginning
Monday. Pec Henry Lake Dick
erson of Ohio is president of tho fra
ternlty. and Roscih* NV Rosa of Cornell
university Is the sea-rotary.
Big Trades Union Organized In Paris.
The trades union organized by color
ed men In Paris the latter part of Jan
unry is said to have n membership of
over 10.000 The object of the union
Is to resist the efforts of the white
workmen, who are claimed to he at
tempting to prevent the colored men
from getting an Increase In pay.
Brilliant Work of the Rev.
i). H. Eason.
VERSED IN CHURCH HISTORY
Brief Summary of the Achievements of
the President of the Baptist State
Convention of Alabama—Author of
Several Plans For the Future Wel
fare of the Denomination.
Birmingham. AJa.—The Baptist de
nomination in this state is growing bj
leaj»s and bounds in numbers, finance
and intelligent leadership. The reports
made by the various churches at the
last state convention covered a wide
scope of activities in and out of the in
dividual churches themselves. Fore
most among the many capable leaders
in the work of the denomination is the
Rev. J. H. Eason, B. D., pastor of the
Jackson Street Baptist church in thla
city and president of the Alabama
Baptist state convention.
Mr. Eason is a native of Sumtervllle.
this state, and was graduated from
Selma university in 1880 and from the
Richmond <Va.) Theological seminary
iu 1890. After ills graduation in 1890
Professor Eason taught at Selma uni
versity for seven years. He was or
dained to the Baptist ministry In 1891.
lie lias held many responsible posi
tions both as a churchman and an edu
cator. Before beginning his pastorate
at the Jackson Street Baptist church
in this city he had been pastor of the
Seventeenth Street Baptist church in
for sixteen years.
I The Rev: Mr. Eason has some very
j distinct views as to the work, doctrine
REV J. EL EABOX, B. D.
and discipline of the Baptist denomina
tion. In n recent interview be made
the following statements: “For several
years 1 have made special study of
church history and the Baptist denom
ination. I And the primitive form of
the Baptist people was that of a mass
meeting. They are a family. AH oth
er denominations are organizations.
The Baptists are a growth, not an in
stitution, in their nature.
“To do the best work it is possible for
ns as Baptists to do we will have to
become an organized family. I should
not be surprised in the future to see
the Baptists divided into two great
classes—namely, confederated Baptists
and the united Baptists.
“Some years ago 1 drew op a consti
tution for the Alabama Baptist state
convention, which provided that the
one state convention be divided Into
four subordinate state district conven
tions, the coming together once a year
of these state district conventions in
the stnte convention. Many good and
great men in the state and out of the
state predicted the state district con
ventions would secede from the one
central organization. But there are no
signs of trouble yet. The scheme Is
“In our last convention at Mobile.
Ala., the brethren passed a recommen
dation which I offered that provides
that we have a congress to investigate
and restate the practices and doctrines
which the churches that are members
of the convention are expected to sup
port and practice.
“1 reason if committees to revise the
Bible are wise a meeting to look luto
the practices and doctrines of the de
nomination that rests upon the Bible
for its only rule of action might not he
out of order. This meeting will be
held some time next year.”
Ths Fifteenth Amendment Will Btand.
The introduction of a measure In the
general assembly at Columbia, 8. C..
recently favoring the repeal of the
fifteenth amendment to the federal
constitution simply shows the attitude
of a small minority of southern white
men toward the colored citizens of the
country. The great bulk of intelligent
whites throughout the country would
vote against such a selfish measure
were It to become a national Issue.
Bunday Schools to Aid Missionaries.
The foreign mission board of the Na
tional Baptist convention is preparing
an elaborate Faster program for the
Sunday schools throughout the coun
try. I>r. L. a Jordan, secretary/ says
they will mull out at least 200.000 of
these programs to the Sunday school*
In every slate and also to their stations
In Africa and other foreign point*.
The hoard is asking tor sir».Uoo for Im
medlate use on the foreign fioid.
Come end Go. But the
Union Health and Accident, Co.
UNION HEALTH and ACCIDENT POLICIES ALWAYS SATISFY
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $150,000.00
Jan. 24, 1914.
The Union Health & Accident Co.
Dear Sir:—l have just received
through your agent, Patrick, my claim
in full for eight weeks and five days
sickness, amounting to $43.56. I ap
preciate the promptness and the clean
way your company has in doing busi
MRS. IDA GRIMES.
2429 Ogden St.
BERT PATRICK [
Phono YorK 6514 2439 Ogdon 8t J
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