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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 105 Colorado Annual Conference Holds Brilliant Session The session of the Colora do Annual conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church which was brought to a close Sunday evening last at Shorter Chapel was declared one of the most brilliant and successful in his history. Large increases in member ship and conference claims were reported, a well arrang ed and varied program cover- Rev. A. M. Presiding Elder, of the Rocky Mt. Dis trict of the Colorado confer ence. Elected delegate to the General conference in May 1916. ing five days was rendered and a fine spirit of fellowship pervaded the entire session. The young people and laity of the conference were given a larger place on the conference program which so fired the hearts of the public, that Shorter's large auditorium was crowded at almost every session and overflowed at all the Sunday services. Our local churches made flatter ing reports, Campbell Chapel surpassing all previous records and Shorter Chapel rolling up 147. S dollar money and report ing 203 accessions to its mem - bership, which is the largest ever reported from this charge Shorter did herself credit in the very splendid way in Rev. Robert L. Pope, B. D , whose report to the Confer ence last week, was the larg est ever made from Shorter Chapel, and who elected lead er of his delegation to the next General Conference to be held in May, 1916, in Phila* delphia, Pa. The Denver Star which she entertained the delegation. A beautiful rest room for the ladies was an in ovation which met with pop ular favor. The entertain ment of the conference was under the auspices of the sev eral auxiliaries of the church: Deaconess, Stewardess, Mis sionary society, Sewing Cir cle, Ladies Aid society, A. C. E. League, Ushers club and Sunday School. Each vied with the other in their efforts to make their day the best. This being the final year of the quadrennium, unusual in terest was manifested in the election of delegates to the centennial General Confer ence to be held in Philadel phia, Pa., May 1916. The re sult of the election was as fol lows; Revs. A. M. Ward and Robert L. Pope, B. D., dele gates and Revs. Jas. Wash ington and J. M. Endicoti, al ternates. Bishop Parks never appear ed to better advantage than in presiding over this confer ence. His men were charm ed with the way in which the affairs of the conference were managed and the fine spirit of fairness which was evidenced on all occasions. The desire for his retttrn to the Fifth Episcopal district tor another four years was freely express ed by both ministry and lay man. In token of the very high regard in which Bishop Rev. Jas. Washington. pas tor of Campbell Chapel, who made the largest report in the history of this church to the annual conference last week. Was elected first alternate to the General conference in May igi6. and Mrs. Parks are held by the members of the Colorado conference, a handsome Thermal Bottle and Brief case were presented the Bishop and a beautiful hand-painted dressing table set was given Mrs. Parks by the men and women respectively. The con ference closed Sunday eve ning to meet in St. Paul A. M E. church. Pueblo, in 1917. The following assignments were made for another year at the close of the confer ence: COLORADO ANNUAL CONFER ENCE APPOINTMENTS. Rocky Mountain Dlatrlct—Rov. A. M. Ward, Preaiding Eldar. Shorter Chapel, Denver. Rev. Rob ert I* Pope. B. D. Payne Chapel. Colorado Springs. Rev. J. U Williams. Campbell Chapel. Denver. Rev. Jaa. Waahlngton. St. John. Pueblo. Rev. W. T. Big gera, IX. B. . St. Paul, Pueblo, Rev. John Adam*. D. a DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, SEPT. 25. 1915 You Can’t Catch Rabbits by Beating Bass Drums. Editor Star : There is real neccesity for action to prevent the exhibi bition of the ’‘Birth of the Nation.,, and similar shows which have for their object insult and humiliation of the Race, also to increase Race prejudice. The Colored Protective League has not been tardy in its efforts to protect the rights of the Race, but on the contrary as early.as four months and a half ago, when tne colored citizens of Boston were having trouble to keep "The Birth of the Nation’’ out of that city, the Col ored Protective League considered the expediency of taking steps in advance to keep that pernicious play put of Denver, Of course there were no blaatiof bugles, beating of bass drums, nor publishing in newspapers about the proposed ac tion (or its well settled that "You can’t catch rabbits by beat ing bass drums.” The writer hereof drew a proposed ordi eance to keep out all such shows a$ the "Clansman" and the "Birth of the Nation,’ that proposed ordinance was discuss ed and indorsed by the league and a committee, headed by the president of the League, wa* Authorized to present the proposed ordinance to Commissioner Greenlee for intro duction and passage in the City Council. That committee presented the proposed ordinance to Mr. Greenlee, two weeks after he was in office and hq promised to introduce it. He has not done so. The committee went the same day and had an interview with Mayor Sharpley and other commis sioners, all of whom promised' the committee that they would not allow the “Birth of the Nation" to show in Denver. But St. Paul said; “All men are liars, and from my experi ence with some men, 1 have reason to doubt their words. Hence the necessity of a law on our books to prevent the coming of such shonupaher than promises. The organization which "ha -vbeii'n' boasting about the promises made to it, has been invited to send a committee to meet with a like committee of the Colored Protective League to act togetger, if we are to have the proposed ordinance, which Messers Greenlee and Sharpley each have a copy and promised to pass. As yet, I have not had a word from the other organization and no committee. 1 had tried to keep the public from knowing what was being done in this matter, for fear that it w juld excite the enemies of the colored peo ple and that our efforts would meet with opposition. But the cat is now out of the bag, and let out in search of glory by those who should have kept secret their efforts —if they wanted to accomplish any good. The following is a copy of proposed ordinace: — AN ORDINANCE. An Ordinance to prohibit certain kinds of shows and theatrical plays in the City and County of Denver, and to re peal all and parts of acts in conflict herewith, and to fix , t he punishment for violation of'.hesame BE IT ENACTED by the City and County of Denver, that from and after 'he passage of this or dinance, it shall be unlawful for any person or per sons, company, combination, corporation or corpora tions to advertise, publish, produce, exhibit, or cause to be advertised, produced or exhibited, at any time or place, in the City and County of Denver, any theatrical play, act, picture, pioture show, lithograph drama, photo drama, drawing, sketch or historical production, which is coutrary to good order and the public welfore, and which tends to reflect reproach upon any race, or incites race hatred, race riot, and which stirs up race prejudice and tends to disturb the public peace, or that shall represent or purport to represent any hanging; lynching, or burning of any human being, incited by race hatred. Any person or persons, company, combination, corporation or cor porations violating this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdeamor, and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum of not less than two hundred dollars ($200), nor more than three hundred dollars ($300! for the first violation thereof, and for the second vio lation and every violation thereafter shall be fined in the sum of not less than five hundred dollars (500I, nor more than one thousand dollars (f 1,000); and said violator or violators shall be confined in the city jail until said fine is raid. All ordinances hnd parts of ordinances in confict with this ordinance are here by repealed. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. B. Townsend. President of the Colored Protective League. Salt Lake City. Utah. Rev. D. R. Jones. Grace Chapel. Cheyenne. Wyo.. Rev. P. L. Donolioo. Boulder. Rev. A. Wayman Ward. B. D. Grand Junction and Glen wood. Rev. W. E. Washington. Sheridan, Wyo., Rev. S. R. Magtnes. Utah. Rev. B. H. Moore. ( ripple Creek. Rev. T. H. Pool. Alliance and Crawford, Neb.. Rev Grant Kirby. Hock Spring* and luiramie. to be supplied. Leadvtlle and Salida to be supplied. ivarfield Mission under supervision Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows End Three Days Session at Spokane. Elect Grand Lodge Officers. Meet in Pueblo, in 1917. The District Grand Session of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows closed its three days session in Spokane. Wash Wednesday, Sept. 15. The reports made during the session were very gratify ing to the order, showing a better financial condition of the lodges in the Colorado jurisdiction than ever before. All endowments have been paid and the lodge is left with a good surplus. The District Grand Secretary, Geo. S. Con tee reported that the mem bership of the order was about he same as at the last annual meeting. Several members dropped out during the year, a few among those called by death, and their places were promptly filled by new mem bers. The presentation to the Grand Lodge of a beautiful silk pennant bearing the ini tial of the lodge, the date and place of the district sessidn by the Spokane Household of Ruth number 1242. was a fea ture of the annual meeting. The business session ended with a grand reception to the officers and delegates. Pueblo was chosen as the next meeting place in 1017. The following officers were elected: Dr. P. E. Spratlin, of Den ver, Colo, District Grand Master. Henry Nelsen, of Pueblo, Colo., Deputy District Grand Master. Geo. S. Contee, of Denver. District Grand Secretary. \V. E. Proctor, of Colorado Springs, District Grand Trea surer. Geo. E. Anderson, of Spo kane, District Grand Director J. T. Davis, of Butte, Mont., A. W. Stradwick, of Denver, 1 District Grand Auditors. John N. Thompson, Spok ane, District Grand Reporter. of Shorter Chapel. Albuquerque District—Rev. J. P. Howard, Presiding Elder. Albuquerque, N. M., Rev. J. M. En dicott. Phoenix. Ariz.. Rev. R. H. Herring. Trinidad. Rev. William Hawkins. Tucson, Ariz.. Rev. W. H. Mance. La Junta. Rev. J. W. Rodgers. Clifton, Ariz., Rev. T. S. Johnson. Raton and Rouse. Rev. W. T. Thor ton. Las Vegas. X. M.. Rev. B. F. Me* Cully. Santa Fe, X. M. Rev. J. E Wtl* liaius. Globe and Miami, Ariz . Rev. F. O. Graves. Walseuburg. Rev. T. L. Cate. Prescott, Gallup and Flagstaff. Rev. W. 1* X. Baker. Douglas and Bisbee, Rev. T. M. Reeves. Durango and Silverton, to be sup* plied.' Five Cents a Cory. LINCOLN EXPOSITION MONSTER SOCCESS. Chicago, 111. —The Exposi tion has closed. Over 135,000 attended. Mayor William H. Thompson spoke on Wednes day evening. It was a glori ous night. On Thursday night, which was the last, over 7,000 people passed thru the gates. Major R. R. Jackson, a member of the Illinois Com mission, who has worked faithfully for its success, said: The total attendance was 135,000. Closing night, 7,000. Ohio had the best exhibit. Michigan had a very good ex hibit. Other states having exhibits were Indiana, Mis souri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi, South Carolina. Of special attention is the old grinding mill, 223 years old, showing the way in which meal was ground in the day sof old. The Lincoln exhibit, be longing to old Man Gunther, which was priceless. It is es timated to be worth at least $500,000. The convention was a finan cial success the second week. 1 am thankful to the people of Chicago tor their liberal patronage of the exposition and especially thankful to the fraternal organizations who came to the exposition in bodies of 500 to 2 000 whose entire attendance was about 22,000. In fact the secret so cieties were greatly responsi gle for the success the jubilee enjoyed. The number of out of town visitors was in the neighborhood of $2 6, oo o. The largest attendance was on the night of the Knights of Pythias, attendance being 7,000, and with the Elks and Foresters tied foi second place, attendance being 6,000. On the opening day the at tendance was 15,000 and 5,000 were denied admission on ac count of the fire regulation. That of course being a day of free admission to the public. ISAAC FISHER IS NOT RESTING ON HIS OARS. Birmingham, Ala, — Mr. Isa ac Fisher, many times priee winner in national essay con tests, is not resting on his oars but keeps adding to his laur els. Recently, the Birming ham News of Alabama laid: Isaac F'isher, editor of the Tukegee Negro Farmer, who has gained nation-wide fame as a writer on economic and business questions for which he has won many prizes, has written a love drama, entitled ‘When True Love Wins.' So good is the story that the So uthern Motion Picture Com pany, a local firm, has put it into a play, using a number of prominent people in the cast.