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The Denver Star
CHAS. S. MUSE. Editor.
G. G. ROSS, Auodat. Editor
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Jack Johnson
In Gay Paris
Haris, France. —Jack John
son is using the same tactics
in preparing for his fight with
Frank Moran that he employ
ed in Australia when he was
getting into shape to fight
Tommy Burns for the cham
"Dady” Vienne, promoter
of the Johnson-Moran contest
called up Johnson’s mansion
the other morning, intending
to speak to. Johnson's valet
Instead of the valet it was
Johnson, who answered the
telephone. Vienne was start
led to hear Johnson’s voice
and asked him what he meant
by being at home at io
o’clock in the morning and
wondering why he wasn't on
the road working out,
Johnson explained that he
had already covered ten miles
that morning. Instead of
waiting until near noon to do
his road work Johnson is out
drilling when dawn breaks.
He did the same thing in Aus
tralia and it worked well. By
the time the average fighter
rolls out of bed, Johnson has
done half a day’s work.
The big champion is still
conducting his afternoon teas.
At these sessions Johnson
does some real boxing, shad
ow fighting, bag punching,
tosses the medicine ball, skips
the rope and does numerous
other things, to the delight of
fashionable men and -women
who pay money for the privi
lege of seeing him train.
It is noticeable that the ma
jority of his followers are
Americans. Many delight in
the remark, “I knew him in
Chicago." Whether they did
or not they willingly plank
down a five spot, the price of
admission. It is persistently
rumored that Theodore Roose
velt will be among the specta
tors at the fight and many
have evinced a desire to at
tend since they heard the
quiet "tip” that will not down.
Johnson's present condition
is a surprise to those who can
judge. Several day's work
has taken off several pounds
of superfluous flesh. He has
regaineil much of his speed
and stamina, looks trained to
the minute and his sparring
shows little of a long period
of idleness. All the talk and
deduction about his being “all
in” fails to make good. Ex
perts agree that he is all there.
Moran, too, is hard at the
grind. Far from the white
lights and the joyous life of
the world s playground, he
has pitched his camp at Butry
an ideal spot on the River
Oise, where, with several
French boys, he has got Tom
Kennedy and Willie Lewis
keeping him company.
When the party arrived at
Butry they could find nothing
better than a back yard to
work in, and the prospects
were not particularly pleasant.
It was no consolation to see
Prince Murat's palatial coun
try residence just opposite.
But William Astor Chandler,
one of the Americans interest
ed in Moran, came along
handsomely, had fitted up as
fine a gymnasium as could be
wished for,, and Moran is now
as happy as any sandboy.
—Chicago Defender.
Whit Colored Moo Han Done
Along This Line.
•to ry of Many Thrilling Incidonto In
Which True Manhood Aaaorfod Itoolf
Without Regard to Personal Danger
at tho 'Psychological Moment—Lib
eral Rewards In Money and Medals.
Among the colored persons who bare
received prizes from the Andrew Car
; negle hero fund for acts of bravery in
preventing death or serious Injury to
individuals are the following named
men. The character of the service per
formed is also given:
1 John G. Walker, aged twenty-nine,
! drayman, rescued William G. Obear.
forty-four, quartermaster general, state
, militia of Georgia; Legare H. Obear,
aged thirty-four, and Julia H. Obear,
aged four months; E. W. Butler, aged
fifty-five, mayor and lawyer, and Green
Thomas, aged fifty-six, laborer, from a
runaway at Madison. Ga. Walker tried
, t tQ grab the rein of one of a team of
’spirited horses drawing a surrey con
i taining Butler, Thomas and the Obears.
, but, failing, he ran alongside the horses
a few steps and then grabbed the rein.
I It slipped through his bands to the loop,
and at that moment Walker was struck
by a wheel and knocked to the ground.
The wheel passed over his legs below
' the knees and, still clinging to the rein.
be was dragged alonp the street for
: about fifteen feet, when, as a result of
his pulling back, the horses ran Into an
embankment and came to a stop.
Walker was disabled nine days by his
injuries. None of the occupants of the
surrey was hurt Award, bronze medal
and SSOO toward purchase of a home.
Charles A. Smith, aged thirty-one, at
tempted to save Theodore Dilhof, aged
forty-three, laborer, from suffocation.
Cincinnati. O. Disregarding warnings
to take precautions for bis own safety,
Smith descended a ladder in a twelve
> foot manhole of a sewer where Dilhof
lay unconscious from carbonic acid gas
and methane. When about two feet
above Dilhof and as be was reaching
, toward him. Smith fell unconscious
across Dilbofs boody. He was rescued
about five minutes later and resusci
tated. Dilhof was dead when taken
out. Award, bronze medal and SI,OOO
toward purchase of a home.
Elbert Gray aged sixteen, schoolboy,
saved A. Calvin Stepp, aged two, from
drowning. Canton. Tex.. Feb. 5. 1012.
Calvin fell feet first Into a well thir
teen Inches In diameter and sixty feet
deep, which contained eighteen inches
of water, and tiii*Uc«*e*sft»l efforts w'ere
made to rescue him with a hook. An
uncle of the child went to a town three
miles distant and there met Gray, to
whom be to.d the circumstances. Mnk
In* no mention of a reward, he ashed
Gray if be would enter (be well, and
Gray a«id be would. WMMf&Gray
reached the well a rope was tied tinder
his arms, and be was lowered Into
It Be put bis shoulders forward In
Older to make his body smaller and
held bis bands down In front of bin).
Be grasped Calvin and was hoisted
to a poiift near the surface when Cal
vin’s clothes gave way. and he again
dropped to (be bottom. Gray was
hoisted to the surface. Be was crying,
being somewhat frightened. The skin
bad been rubbed off bis arms In sev
eral places, and his face was scratched
and bleeding. When asked ha agreed
to descend head first with a rope
around bis ankles, although he heard a
rnamsay that be (Gray) would-be dead
before he reached the bottom. Gray
was lowered Into the well head first,
carrying a rope, and when he reached
Calvin he tied the rope around him.
and both were hoisted. Neither suf
fered any 111 effects from. the experi
ence. Awarded medal and $2,000 for
educational purposes as needed.
Noldon Townsell. aged sixteen, por
ter, saved Emma E. Seale, aged four,
from being run over by an auto truck,
Waco, Tex., Feb. 1, 1912. As Townsell
and Emma were crossing- a street the
child darted ahead of Townsell In front
of an auto truck which was approneb
lng at a speed of twelve miles an hour.
Townsell sprang forward and landed
between the child and the auto truck.
Be grasped Emma's shoulders and
pushed her out of the path of the ma
chine just as it struck him. He was
knocked to the pavement, and one
wheel ran over his leg. Emms was
not Injured, but Townsell suffered a
broken rib and was otherwise Injured,
being disabled two months. Awarded
bronze medal and $2,000 for educational
purposes as needed.
Nathan Record, aged thirty-cue.
farmer, helped a man named Law- lo
save Luther F.. Anna and Nettle I.
McClanahau and Dorris A- Stafford
from drowning, Letot, Tex., May 24.
1908. Record accompanied Law to
the rescue, and when swept Sway
from the others, although slightly in
jured, succeeded in swimming to a
tree. In which he remained until taken
off In a boat In the morning. Award,
bronze medal and SI,OOO toward pur
chase of a farm.
Arthur Lockett, aged thirty-throe,
fireman, saved Claude H. Potter, aged
three, from being run over by a train.
Jefferaon. Ga.. May 0. 1912. Lockett
was In the cab of a locomotive run
ning twenty-five miles an Honr. and
bis attention was attracted by a
scream from the engineer. Be saw
Claude on the track, 150 feet ahead j
of the locomotive, and although the |
locomotive was swaying under an
emergency application of tbs brakes
he ran along the running board, jump
ed to the steam chest, tbenee to the
bumper timber, and When the pilot
was leu than ten feet from 0a ode
jumped to (he track In front of the
locomotive, which was then mining
,elght or nine miles an hoar, lie fell
forward as he struck tbs ground
grabbed Claude ns be fell. With two
strong, qnlek jerks he threw hi maeftfl
and the child off the track to safety*
The locomotive was stopped when the
pilot was thirty-five feet beyond the
point of rescue. Award, silver medaj
and SI,OOO for a worthy purpose,* aa
Beecher Roberta, aged seventeen,
farm hand, helped two other men to
rescue Thomas Ashcraft from n cave
in in a well, Tyler, Tex., April 16,
1012. Roberts reached the well
after Wills and Gregory hud been
working In it for some time, and
when he was asked to do so immedi
ately had himself lowered. He scrap
ed some sand from around Ac Ik-raft’s
leg and then tied the rope to Ashcraft
Another rope was lowered to Roberts
and both men were drawn out. Award,
bronze medal and SSOO for a worthy
purpose, ns needed.
Mack Stallworth, aged thirty -three,
oil tank cleaner, died saving Squire
Bradford, colored, aged twenty eight,
oil tank cleaner, from suffocation. Port
Arthur. Tex.. June 25, 1910. Bradford
was overcome in a tank car by gas
which had formed in it Stallworth en
tered the car through an opening fif
teen inches in diameter and, grasping
Bradford, lifted him np so that; two
men on the outside of the car could
reach him. Bradford was got out, but
Stallworth was overcome by the ga*
and was suffocated before he could be
rescued. Bradford revived. Award,
bronze medal and S3O a month for rap
port of widow during her life or until
she remarries, with $5 a month addi
tional for her son until he reaches the
age of sixteen.
James Pruitt, aged forty-four, term
er, saved Fritz F. Muller and attempt
ed to save William Ulehle from suffo
cation. This took place at Walballa,
8. C., May 20. 1911. Pruitt dcscepded
to assist Rlehle rescue Muller. He tied
a rope around Muller, and be and Mul
ler were drawn to the surface. When
Rlehle failed to grasp the rope that
Was let down to him Pruitt was low
ered into the well, but when part wny
down called to be drawn up. Pruitt
was hoisted and was weak and unable
to work for two weeks. Awarded sliver
medal and SSOO toward purchase of a
Nathan Duncnn. aged forty-one. term
er and well digger, rescued William C
Anderson, aged fifty-two. well
from a cave-ln In n well. West Point.
Tex.. Aug. 5. 1907. Anderson wee
working in a well three feet In diame
ter forty feet below the surface When
sand slid .from the sides and bttrled
him to his shoulders. For a dlstfflice
of twenty feet above his hend there
was ud tmsupiiorted wall of sand, flpm
which other slides seemed Imminent
Of the twelve or more men who gfttb
ered all were afraid to go to the aid of
Anderson. Duncan was summoned
and, fastening a rope to himself, Mk*
Activity of Afro-Amaricsns In
Missouri Metropolis.
In Culture Also Colored Population of
Bt. Louia la Showing tha Way to Loaa
Advanood Communitiaa —Soma of tha
Loadare of tha Raoa and What Thoy
Are Doing.
St Louis.—Visiting this city as a rep
reaentative of and in the intereat of
the National Negro Buaineaa league, 1
naturally vent into condition* here
more carefully than tbe casual visitor.
Next to Washington perhaps 8t Louis
has been famed most for her colored
society. Its large number of colored
schoolteachers, drawn from every sec
tion of the. country and representing
the best Institutions of higher educa
tion, gives to the city a cultured com
munity. as Washington’s more than
800 colored teachers give to that dty
a superior air of culture.
Secure In their professions of culture
and consciousness of mocb “higher”
education, the colored people of 8L
Louis for years neglected that basic
foundation for permanent and substan
tial progress business. There is a re
vival on here now, a business revival,
and, while not neglecting either culture
or tbe so called “higher" education, the
colored people of St. Louis, inspired by
tbe achievements of colored business
men In other cities and encouraged by
its local Negro Business league, are
branching out rapidly and succeeefully
into various lines of activities.
One of the most complete men's fur
nishing stores conducted by colored
men in the country is to be found here
Id this city, conducted by Clark h
Smith. Tbe largest and most modern
steam laundry, owned and operated by
colored men. is on* of St. Louis' boast
ed colored co-operative enterprises.
Tbe drug stores, print shop*, grocery
stores, newspapers and cafes are now
equal to the bast to be found tn other
. parts of tbe country.
The schools are among tbe best In
tbe country—best buildings, best equip
ped. best managed and possessing s
corps of tbe best prepared teachers.
No Sty compares with St Louis for
the magnificence of Its colored
churches, and no city’s colored pul
piteers surpass id eloquence and pre
paredness tbe colored ministers of this
city nor In their race devotion.
.1 was or course particularly Inter
‘sated in learning of business progress
among our people I ascertained, after
tour days' careful investigation, that
tbe colored people of this city bare
9160,000 Invested la business enter
prises, that they own 9260,000 worth
of real estate and that tbs men and
women engaged In business sod pro
fessions are injecting Into their .work
rare energy and an admirable personal
service whicb makes for success. I
also ascertained that tbe race is repre
sented as owners and conductors of
the following businesses: Hen's fur
nishings, groceries, meat markets,
drug storey, coffee and teas, undertak
ers, livery, shoe repairing, notion
stores, printing, publishing, boraesboe
lug. theaters, cafes, laundry, balr cul
ture, etc. 1 found tbe local Negro
Business league, recently organised,
under that splendid business man. W.
G. Gordon, bns become a very potent
factor In propagating tbe doctrine of
business and professional co-operation.
While bere every opportunity jwas of
fered to me to get at tbe real facts
concerning tbe race’s progress along
business lines. In few places have I
enjoyed greater courtesies.
There are seven colored lawyers,
seven colored dentists snd twenty-one
colored physicians. They are top
note be ra -In their respective profes
sions and appenr to be enjoying splen
did practices wblcb their ability de
serves and warrants. Dr. Ernest Har
' rts, Dr. Wilson and Dr. W. H. Mosby.
tbe druggists, have indicated race
progress with their modernly famish
ed and largely stocked drug stores,
tbe former having two stores. O. K
' Robinson, one of tbe most pnhlle
spirited race men I have bad tbe good
fortune to meet. Is making splendid
success wltb bis modern, np to dnte
printing establishment, and one must
go far to find s cafe to equal In up
polntments and cnlslne the one con
ducted by Mr. Ferguson.
A few of tbe men who are pushing the
business spirit among colored iieople
In this city and wbo are untiring In
their efforts to make tbe race com
merdally strong In Missouri's metroiw
11s are O. K Robinson, W. C .Gordon
Dr. Ernest Harris, William Osborn. E
L. Williams. A. Russell, T. J. Nevlns.
R. H. Stanton. W. H. Mosby. with
Messrs. Flcklln. Ferguson, Calloway
Clark and Smith. The cans* of the
race bere In the Mound City is most
ably championed by two enterprising
newspapers which stand for tbe best'
among the meinliers of the fourth as
It was while here I renewed an old
acquaintance with Professor Richard
Cole, principal of one of the colored
schools, whom 1 knew familiarly years
ago as Dick Cole of Cincinnati. He
ia atill the vigorons man of twenty-five
years ago and a splendid asset to the
public school system.
Insurance Companies
Come end Go, Bpt Uie
Union Health and Accident Co.
Stays! ' l
Jacluonville. Fla., June 11, 1914.
The Union Health £ Accident Co.,
Denver, Colorado.
Received your check No. 13419 for
six hundred seventeen dollars and
fifty oents, being In complete payment
and discharge of my claim for injury '
sustained in railroad wreck under dato
of September 23, 1913.
I thank you for the prompt manner
in which you settled with roe. It will
be a pleasure to always recommend
your company.
Very truly yours,
3631 Hnmboldt Street 1339 South Logan
Phone York 6514 Phone Ellsworth 1773
£:£££■ 1. H. BIGGINS
1417 E. 24th AVENUE
Up-to-date Music and Har- FURNITURE
. |mony furnished for all nnn A | DIUrl
occasi ons. RLl AllUnU
BPho„. c,"up bought and sold
St. Denver Phm*, York 7<oc
Office Open from 9 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
Dearfield Address, Master*, Colorado
T. JACKSON,(General Agent)}
2561 Washington Avenue Denver, Colorado
Phone Main'6239
Always Lead to Bsttar Haalth.
Serious. sicknesses itart In disor
ders of the stomach, liver and kid
neys. The best corrective and preven
tive is Dr. King’s New Life Pills. They
Purify the Blood —Prevent Constipa
tion, keep Liver, Kidneys and Bowels
1 nbealthy condition. Give you better
health by ridding the system of fer
menting and gassy foods. Effective
and mild. 26c, at your Druggist.
Bucklen’s Arnica Salve for All
Join Morrison s violin class at rea
sonable rates.
Morrison’s full orchsetra will play
at Old Colony hall July 4th, afternoon
and night. Admission 26c.
It must be so; I read It In The Den
ver Star.
•'tore fh T ‘’“"'f***' , ° | tr>d « wttfc
I The Star Barber Shop i
■ and POOL ROW!
HI _ First CImm hi mrjr Particular
HL SSHJLartaar St P—tsr, Ctb j
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#1* pupils Of Mias B. Thrashlsy will
bs presented In advanced plans work
Tuesday, June 30fh, at Zion Baptist
church. Tha pupils will randsr com
positions by amlnsnt masters of
music. Corns and Hoar tho young pi*
Admission 29 cants. Benefit
Zion Mission Circle.
and leas, home-made bread, pies and
cakas. Your orders are solicited for
parties and church entertainments.
Phone Champa 243.
That's the time to have some Ideal
pleasure with a nice morning thought
for Fourth of July. Just attend the
popular Ksyatona Social Club’s first
annual plcnlo July 3rd, at Bloomfield
Park. Admission 28c. Walts'fihd pi
ano rag contest.
You can find Monroe Dannie at 1229
21st 8t., at Carrie * Carrie barber

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