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The above cut is the latest photo
graph of Madam C. J. Walker, the
wonderful hair grower and scalp spec
ialist of Denver, who Is now In Louis
ville. Ky., after having spent eleven
months In the various southern states,
Including Old Mexico. Madam Walker
left Denver September 15th, in com
pany with her husband to place her
wonderful hair grower on the market
in reach of the thousands who need It.
Regardless of all opposition and the
many obstacles that have been placed
in her way, she has successfully over
ridden them and has achieved a
greater success than has any other
woman in her line. Madam Walker
Is a woman of whom the race should
feel proud and especially the Negroes
of Denver, as she was the first to
bring hair growing to this part of the
country. When she came here, two
years ago and told the people she
could grow hair, she was laughed at.
Now It has become a recognized fact
not only In Denver, but In nearly
every state In the union, the proof of
the worth of her goods Is the present
Western Star Lodge No. 128 at its
meeting Tuesday night selected as its
delegates to the State Grand Ix>dge.
which meets August 111 at Colorado
Springs. Tllford McAllister, G. R.
Cllngman and J. C. Jones.
Miss Killian branch of Louisville,
Ky., w is the guest of honor at a din
ner party given at the Rhine Cafe
Monday evening. The host. Mr. John
Conway had invited to meet Miss
Ilrsm.h some of the elite of the city
and the event was in every way up
to hla reputation as an effeient and
chsrmlng host,
demand, which exceeds thirty gallons
per day. which increase will necessi
tate her retiring from the road and
establishing a factory for the manu
facture of her goods in the very near
Mr. and Madam Walker have met
and been entertained by some of the
best people of this country. They
have had wonderful success, both fi
nancial and social.
They were very royally entertained
at Knoxville, the old home and birth
place of Mr. Walker, and has been
the guest of honor at three receptions
given while in Louisville.
They were also royally entertained
cn the eve of their departure from
Dallas, Texas, by Mrs. Ella Noble and
Miss Julia L. Caldwell, to which Dal
las’ most exclusive set was invited.
If they succeed in the future as they
have in the past, within a few years
they will be numbered among the
most wealthy Negroes In this coun
try. To them luck, health and wealth.
Address all communications to Madam
C. J. Walker, i!310 Lawrence street.
Mrs Chas. Wicks entertained last
Friday afternoon In honor of her
guests. Mrs. Welkins and Mrs. Rich
ardson of I)es MolneH, by inviting a
number of ladies to participate In a
bonnet party. Aside from the usual
features of an afternoon at home,
there was the making of fashionable
headwear from fancy paper. Several
handsome designs were submitted.
Mrs. Tony Bell was the best and won
first prise, Mrs Watkins second, Mrs.
E. Morris third, and Mrs. Richardson i
was awarded the booby.
Mesdames \YII Brown, R. Frailer,
N. Childs and Mr. W. Tasker went
fishing to Barr last Saturday.
Central church is pretty in its new
decorations and its new pews. A
finer interior is not in the west. The
pastor and congregation are keeping
onward now that they have left the
mortgage days behind.
Mrs. A. Vanders Is sick. Mr. Van
ders Is conducting a nice shining par
lor and refreshment emporium at
1840 Arapahoe street.
Mts. Thos. Glover and Mrs. Henry
James of Wichita are coming to visit
Mrs. Minnie Robinson.
Mrs. Maria Nickens of Denver is
spending a week with friends.
Prof. J. G. Ish, principal of Caiptal
Hill high school. Little Rock, Ark.,
accompanied by his niece. Miss Mar
ietta Kidd, arrived last Sunday to take
in the sights around Pike’s Peak.
Mrs. J. P. Simpson and son Henry
of CoffeyvlUe, Kan., are in Manitou
for the latter's health.
Mrs. Victoria Head was called home
to St. Louis Monday. Mrs. Head baa
spent two seasons with her aunt. Mrs.
Hubbard, and expects to return in
the spring with her daughter.
Miss Viola Burley of Enjula, I. T.,
is a recent arrival.
Mrs. Victoria Head chaperoned
Misses Barley and Jones to the Half
Way house August 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jlussull will
spend the remainder of the season
in Manitou.
Mrs. T. P. Langon and daughter
Lottie, and Miss Bessie Price, left
on Monday to visit the Jamestown
Mtb. Millie Alexander has returned
from Tonopah, Nev., after a lengthy
stay of some months. She Is still a
Colorado booster, however.
Mr. John Newman and young son
have been on a three weeks’ tour of
the west.
Mrs. Silvester Reed's small children
have the scarlet fever.
Miss Bertha Pitts of Montrose is In
the city and has had the misfortune
to be quarantined with her sister, Mrs.
Quite a number of the elite plan to
take In the Salt Igike excursion on
the 15th.
I>id you hear about the big fish
caught by the Hineses and others, last
Sunday. For particulars ask Jim
Mr. T. Herron’s cleaning and dying
parlors are doing a line business.
The Misses Newman have returned
after several weeks’ visit to Colorado
Springs. They report a splendid time.
Mrs. John Mapps will serve the big
banquet of 400 people, during the ses
sion of the white Methodist confer
ence the first week in September.
Mrs. Thomas Fields was called to
Denver owing to the severe Illness of
her mother.
Mr. Muxro Miller spent the day In
Olenwood Sunday.
Madams Newman and Woodward
are spending a week In Olenwood
We yet have no church services In
Brand Junction, although the popula
tion numbers over a hundred soula.
Ever since the early nineties there
have been Denver Insurance con
cerns getting members outside of the
state, and in many cases causing a
blot t ofall upon Denver as a result
of their inequitable adjustment of
claims. One of the worst offenders in
this line was the Great Western Acci
dent Association, but which reorgan
ized under another name.
When there have been so many of
these licensed free-booters preying on
people It Is a pleasure to And a con
cern like the Commonwealth Life,
which gives every man protection In
surance at the same rates and does
not discriminate against colored peo
- -1 - /.
They have Just received the follow
ing letter with an application for In
surance from a clergyman In Mt. Ver
non, 111. The letter speaks for Itself:
"Mt. Vernon. 111.
“Commonwealth Life Assn., Denver,
''Gentlemen—ln making applica
tion to you for Insurance I wish to
explain at least in part my reasons,
nrst. the good words you have from
policy holders all over the country;
second, the liberality of your Insur
ance and the advancing money to
members during disability. This Is a
new thing In accident Insurance, and
to me a splendid Idea. I feel sure
that we will meet with the same fair
ness as you have shown so many
others. 1 am yours respectfully
"N. T. LANE.
"Pastor Corinthian Baptist Church.
417 Grand Are."
When our Denver Insurance asso
ciations receive such letters as this It
speaks most highly for their fair deal
ing, The Commonwealth Life has
frown until It now numbers over one
thousand member* In Denver alone.
This, In four years, shows what they
are doing.
We have Inst our sister, our friend.
And one of our commandent generals
among the women of the town.
One mother ran say, "I have lost my
right hand,
Not of yesterday but my right hana
of many long years.
Many lhanka to her friends who cov
ered her over with flowers,
Decked her with garlands, that sister
of ours;
"Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of her womanhood
Years she had marked for the Joya ol
her Mends,
Years she must In the sloth of the
All the bright laurels she fought to
make bloom.
Fell to the earth when she went t*
the tomb."
The spring time will come, and go;
The rain will melt Iho frost and snow;
Time will heal the wound that bleeds
so fresh to-day.
But the memory of thut dear young
sister's face. Time will never

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