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The papers formerly known as The Statesman and The independent, have been merged into The Denver Star TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR Number 76 BAND OF NINTH CAVALRY HAS HIGH RANK. Organization Makes Wonderful Progress Under Present, Director. Has Been Most Generous in Providing Good Music for Douglas People. Any reference to the Ninth cavalry which does not include mention of its famous mili tary band would be without regard to one of the regi ment's noted attractions, of which the officers and enlisted men are justly proud. The present organization, which is distinctly in the class of. the big concert bands, as an exponent of the possi bilities of army bands, under efficient and conscientious dir ection, and friends of the band believe that it marks the best Achievement of the entire ser vice in a musical way- Competent critics pronounce the organization a marvel in tone, tune, balance, precision and technique, these accomp lishments contributing in a large measure to the intelli gent rendition of the fine class ical programs for which this organization is noted. Hu String Section. In addition to the wind band the regiment also supports an excellent string section, com posed of 18 men, drawn from the military band. This is a popular phase of the work, contributing to the pleasure of dances, dinner parties and receptions for both officers and enlisted men—not to men tion the service rendered to townspeople, 0 While these organizations are officially under the com mand of the regimental and band commanders, their musi cal training is administered by ♦ Wade H. Hammond, who within five years has succeed ed in completely reorganizing the work in such a satisfactory manner that the services of the otganization are in con stant demand throughout the country. Prof. Hammond’s rare nat ive ability, supplemented by the best American and Euro pean training, eminently fits him for his regimental duties, while his thoroughness and skill as a conductor of the masterworks entitle him to a place as a bandmaster of the first rank. Following is the band's present roster: Fred D. Griffin, cornet; W. Robinson, alto; Edward Pier son, afto; Wm. Foster, alto; John Brown, alto; Irvin Barn hill, trombone; Pearl Baun cler, trombone; Norman Laze by, bass; J. B. Foster, traps; Edward D. Russ, drum; Roy E. Burgin, cornet; L. Galea, clarinet; G. Cevera, clarinet; Leon Herefotd, clarinet; Isa dora Patterson, bassoon; Dil lon Poison, basson; Robert E. Tresville, trombone; E. Jara milla, clarinet; Chas. E. Ham mock, euphronium, Morris H. Brown, bass; Harris Hender son, saxaphone; Joel P. Elag er. clarinet; Geo. A. Williams, cornet; Wm Pittman, cornet; The Denver Star Wade H. Hammond, director. The band, through Colonel Guilfoyle, has always shown the greatest willingness to provide music for concerts and all public occasions in Doug las, and the people of the city feel grateful therefor. Want Whites to Get Rid of Colored Help. Macon. Ga. —The Organi zed Charities of this city in dealing with the unemployed are urging the whites employ ing colored to discharge them and hire whites. The colored people have a champion in the person of Mayor Bridges Smith, who has been head of the city of Macon for several terms. He is bitterly opposed to this rem edy and is doing all in his power to counteract the ad vice given the white aasociat tons. St, Louis. Mo. —If Afro- American passengers can not ride in the new Jitney Busses they must be taken off the streets. The right of the Afro-American to ride in the automobiles that carry pass engers for 5 cents in compe tition with the street cars was upheld by a decision in the police court Saturday, Feb. 20. The inauguration of this mode of tratfcl developed into the refusal of the operating company to casry race pass ehgers. Some of them resent ed the treatment, sued the company, and t he decision quoted above followed. Butte, Mont. —A bill was introduced in the legislature to prohibit Afro-American males from workingwith white women in any department or branch of department of in dustry or business in the state. For a violation of this act a penalty of £SO was provided in the bill. The legislature refused to take a backward step and be branded as the blackest and most nefarious state in the wrst. It refused to be made fun of by the press of the east and north and made the laughing stock of the world. The United Brothers of Friendship, a colored frater nal insurance company of Texas, reports an income of $32,916 for the last three month. It has an invested fund of $34,000 and claims 13,500 members. The National League on Urban Conditions Among Ne groes reports an income of of $17,615 for 1914. DENVER, COLORADO, SAjkjRDAY, MARCH 6 I9*S Former Denver Woman Thanks the Public for Support. Great Humanitarian Appreciates jhe Generous Assistance Given in Behalf of the MM Spencer Benefit. We reproduce a fetter writ ten to the public, which fol lows, by Mme. C. J. Walker, the noted philanthropist, and hair preparation manufacturer of Indianapolis, Ind., in re gard to the benefit given by her for a Miss Spencer, a struggling young harpist. The letter is as follows: To the Public: In accordance with Miss Spencer’s request, I wish again on her behalf to thank the public for the kindly interest shown in her, and to hope with her that she wili more than prove worthy of our ef forts in her interest. When the enormous expense of a good harp is considered it will readily been seen that even three hundred dollars will not go far toward the purchase. I shall watch Miss Spencer's progress. As far as I am abli from time to time, I desire to do what I can to MME. C. J. WALKER. encourage our young people, and it is my intention at some time to give another benefit entertainment for Miss Spen cer in order to leave the debt on a harp within the reach of a struggling girl. This will provide opportunity for those who were not able to attend the recent benefit to give some assistance yet. Only a few colored girls have even aspired to be harpist and let it be the hope of all that thia young women will more than come up to our expectations. Again thanking you each and every one for your assistance in whatever way rendered, I remain, Yours for th« highest good of C ir young people, Mme.C. J. Walkkr. T >tal receipts realized from the mtertainment, $182.50. My Pear Madam: fj in cannot tell you how hap >y 1 am tonight, when I thin It of you giv'ng me a check for three hundred dol lars! to pay my first payment on ihy harp. I ask my Heav enly Father to guide me and malqe me worthy of such kind ness, I jwant to thank you, Madame, for your interest and for your aid, for had you not tiave helped me, I would have had to give up my mu sic and could not have a harp of ofy own. Please thank the public who came out to. help to show me ..they warned me to succeed. I can not'find words to express to the people how I felt when I faced the audience for the first time, and realized they were my friends and want me to succeed' I will never for get them. You have done more for me than any one. even my own mother, and I am a stranger to you, and then to offer me a home and help me to finish my education —only my ac tions in the future can show you and prove to you my ap preciation. I will wi Ili n g ly come to you, and do any task, for I am proud to say I can work and happy to know that 1 emu work for you and show you I appreciate a true friend. May God bless you and your blessings be great; may you always be successful and happy is the wish of your humble, little friend. bRAUcms Spences, ARE YOU A MASON? “Masonry is purity of senti ment, virtue in our relations, sincerity in discourse, and be nevolence in our work. With poverty, it is relief, with weak ness, it is strength; and with misfdftune, it is comfort and sympathy. In our life duties, it is the interchange of gener al thought, the outflowing of noble impulses, and the high est exercise of brotherly aff ection. Masons are indeed ‘brothers.' The bonds of fra ternity are made stronger as each shall aid his brother in time of need, animate his pro gress or incite him to greater usefulness in every good word or work.” The vital principles of Ma onry are now just what they have ever been and must re main as long as the institution continues to exist. They are not susceptible to change. It is a matter of but small mom ent to us when, where or with whom the institution had its origin. That Masonry is a power in the land for good, that it exists and exerts a healthful influence over men and morals wherever it is found, is testified to by those who have been initiated into the mysteries, profess its ten ets and are governed by its principles. Its great mission is to teach and practice the principle of brotherly love and fellowship, and to exemplify in our lives the God-given precept of hu manity to man. It extends the hand of brotherly kind ness to the weak and suffering and softens the pillow of the sick and dying. Its mission is to sustain the widows and or phans—in short, to follow the teachings of the Divine Mast er, and give meat to the hung ry, drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and bind up the wounds of the afflicited. Let not the spark of Divinity that is within you be extinguished by selfishness. Masonry has a double miss ion. It makes better individ uals and alleviates the sorrow of others. It teaches that universal love which ennobles both recipient and donor. It whispers the word of friendly admonition into the ear of the erring, and in silence and se crecy drops its charity in the hand of poverty. It binds its votaries in an ever increasing bond of sacred union. Masonry is a failure if in our daily experience we do not succeed in secuiing defi nite realization of its true meaning and spirit. Life is short ;with each of us the sands of time will soon run out; our record here is daily and hour ly being made, and can not be recalled. May the Most High enable us to live and act con sistently with our profession. It does not claim to be a re ligion, in the modern sense, yet its moral precepts are of a religious character, drawn from the pibleand holding up to the world the necessity of of belief in the Eternal Truths. —The Sojourner. Five Cents a Corr. Bert Williams, World’s Famous Funny Comedian at the Tabor. Mr. Ziegfeld Makes Good. The most remarkable case of personality that I know of is Bert Williams. The in stant he appears, everybody pays keen attention. Even the chorus girls In the wings stop their clatter and watch him. I think he is the best comedian we have on the stage today. Just to digress a moment: Williams is' black but he is the whitest man I’ve ever had any dealings with. I gave him his first opportuni ty for playing outside of a colored show and have had him with me now for some years. The following inci dent will show you the kind of a man Bert Wiliiams is. My contract with him was up in June. Belasco sent for him in May and said, “Williams I’ve a great play I want you to star in. Will you come with me?” “I haven’t decid ed what to do next year,” said Williams, “but my contract with Mr. Ziegfeld ends in June. Ji b< wants nu» l shell remain with him. You.’fl have to talk to him." • Imagine!—a fellow who had been playing all the cheap theaters in the United States with a colored company, turn ning down an offer from Be lasco. Williams' color doesn’t seem to count against him with the public. He gets more ap plause when he come on the stage than anybody I ever had. Of course they won’t stand for him south of Balti more and it is in his contract that I will never take him in that section." —National Sun day Magazine. At the Tabor Grand theater this week Bert Williams, the famous tunny comedian of color, successfully entertained the crowded house all the week. He takes a funny part with Leon Errol in the “golf and sky scraper” scenes bring ing down the house and keep ing in constant uproar of laughter. While ifi Denver Bert Williams visited a few of his old friends whom he knew when he spent his boyhood days here. Prosperous Negroes Driven From Farms in Missouri. This time the night riders are terrorizing the Negroes down in New Madrid county, not because of any lawless ness upon part of our people, but because they are thought to be too prosperous and too law-abiding. The ave rage poor white man just can’t stand to see a Negro make any real headway. He likes the truckling, jimerow black man, but be cannot bear the ambitious, thrifty, se I f.r e* spec ting Negro.