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Franklin's Paper The Statesman
Twentieth Year ANNUAL SESSION OF STATE BUSINESS LEAGUE Tin* annual meeting of the Busi ness league of Colorado, which met In tbit city this week, opening lues* day and closing Wednesday night, assembled at Zion church with re pro* tentative* from the three principal cities of the state and a few from other places. Rev Bray presided and W. A. Gatewood was secretary. Pa pers and discussions of them took up the con vent Ion's lime, the most Im portant being the discussion of the townsite proposition This movement it will be remembered originated two years Ago and has ween worked out In greater detail at subsequent meet ings. It now Is on foot ant! the lA»a?UP listened with Interest to the progress of Its first begotten child. A most fiucrint statement of the personnel of the league’s new officers and Its future movement is contained In the re|K>rt of the committee on nominations, which was as follows We. your Committee on Nomina tions beg leave to submit the follow fng report For president. J W Jackson, of Denver; for first vice-president. 0. N Bray of Pueblo; for second vice presi dent. Rev. J B. Holmes. Boulder: for third vice-president. Mrs A L. Whit aker. Colorado Springs, for corre sponding Secretary. E. P. Booze. Colo rado Springs; for recording secretary. W A Gatewood. Denver, for treasur er Dr. J A. Harper. Denver; for .at torney. Joseph H. Stuart. Denver Executive Committee. M. B. Prooks, Pueblo; Dr. J H P. Westbrook. Denver; H C. Davis, Colo rado Springs. Mrs. Mattie Marshall. Pueblo; 0. T Jackson. Boulder Delegates to National League, Which Meets in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 18. 19 and 20. E. P Booze. Colorado Springs; Dr. J A Harper, Denver; M. B Brooks. Pueblo; J. W. Jackson. Denver; Chap lain W R. Gladden. Colorado Springs; Joseph II Stuart. Denver, Mrs A I* Whittaker. Colorado Springs: Rev. H F Bray. Phoenix. Arlz The following recommendations are hereby submitted by your committee for approval: First. That the work of state or ganizer be assigned to the attorney of the league Second. That the outgoing presi dent. Rev. H F. Bray, be made an honorary president of this longue. Third. That the Statesman of Den ver. C A. Franklin, editor, he doslg- DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDA t £ 31 1909 oated as the official organ of the league. Fourth. That we accept the invita tion of the Pueblo local league that the state league hold its sixth annual ses sion in their city. Tuesday night it was planned to have n monster meeting with promi nent speakers present. The illness and absence of Bishop Grant inter fered with this program materially. A report appeared in the daily press to the effect that he was present and spoke, but was incorrect. It goes without saying that the bishop made uo such statements as were ascribed to him The new officers assumed their positions Wednesday night KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS MEET The Knights of Pythias of the state have been in session this week in Walsenburg. Among those who went from this city were Grand Chancellor hr Westbrook, Grand Keeper of Re cords and Seal. C. S. Muse. Grand Trustee C. W. Young. Major Geo. C. Sample. Harry Jones. J W. Howard. A R Butler The session was very harmonious and was easily the best ever held In th»‘ Pythian Order in Colorado The salary of the officers was lowered materially, the Grand Chaucellor and the Grand Master of Exchequer be 'ing cut in two. Assessments for Grand Lodge purposes was raised to ll.Oeo per year, but a greater reduc tion was made otherwise so that the cost as a whole to members is less. A vote of confidence was given the officers of the past year in their unanimous re-election to succeed themrelres This applied to Grand Chancellor hr Westbrook of Denver, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal C. R Muse. Grand Prelate C. W. Young. Those newly elected were Grand Mas ter of Exchequer. L. 1. Janies of Pu eblo. (Band Vice-Chancellor. H c. Coleman of Colorado Springs; Grand Lecturer. C. A. Pilgrim of Cripple Creek; Grand Marshal. Ben Hatcher of Pueblo; Grand Master of Arms. A. Allen of Pueblo; Grand Outer Guard. W Watkins of Walsenburg; Grand Inner Guard. W Scott of Trinidad; Grand Medical Director. I)r. Huff of Pueblo. The next place of meeting will be Colorado Springs. The lodge and the citizens of Wal iiburg under the leadership of A. J. Steele, killed the fatted calf and extended hospitality so lavishly mat some deleg lies say this was not only the best t -ssion ever held but the only one. There was a big picnic, a bigger bai becue and a dance that will be th< talk of southern Colorado for months to come. FIRST Ah NIVERSARY OF THE Y. M. a B. The first anniversary of the Y. M. C. B. will be held in Zion Baptist hurch Su: day. August 15th. 1909. at 3 p. m. R* v. A. M. Ward has beeu se lected to d diver the special annivers ary sermoi at that hour. The Asalia Hackley Cl oral clnb has been request ed lo furn sh the musical part of the program, 'he Brotherhood expects to rally their forces to the completion of their fl st $l,OOO rally. $6OO of w hich has ilready been raised and is already on dejiosit in the First Na tional ban) . The pre ent membership of the brotherhoo is 160. which we hope to make 200 « n the day of the annivers ary In or ier to make complete suc cess of out work, twenty teams have been organ zed in the brotherhood and «*ach one i expected to raise not less than $2O a id secure three new mem bers The <e who have any interest in the red »mtion and saving of the young met In Denver are asked to come to o r rescue. Yours fo a young Men’s Christian Associatiot EXE* UTIVE COMMITTEE. Re\ A. M. Ward. Chairman. Pea 1 J. Porter. President. J. ( Porter. Secretary. S. J . Bonduratit. Treasurer. MISS ARTER’S LECTURE. There h ive been many persons come to PH iver who assumed the role of lecturei but none deserve more credit that should have been given Miss Cart- r, the Negro teacher of N< w Bedfi rd. Mass., last Thursday night at i horter. Miss Carter, me president < f the National Federation of Negro Women's Clubs of the United Sti :es. came under the aus pices of tl e Women’s Clubs of our state and clothed herself In high honors to which her eminent office entitles he . She proved herself to be n bud* et of information and a keen obset and a careful worker in charital e and benevolent affairs. She is at« icher in one of the puntlc schools of Jew Bedford. Mass., where the enrollr ent of the school is 300. nil white Five Cents a Copy E. J. SCOTT DIPLOMATIC. Commissioner Mum on Report, but Speaks Freely of Oth»r Matters. By OLIVER RANDOLPH. Tanned by the tropical sun of Africa, but looking the picture of health. Em mett J. Scott, the A fro-American mem ber of the Liberian commission, has arrived in Washington after having consumed about two months on au official visit to the African republic. Mr. Scott spoke freely of the hos pitality of the people, the beauty of the country and of everything else but the report of his commission. Courteously, yet firmly, he declined to discuss the details of the forthcoming report in advance of the formal sub mission of it to the governmeut But the face of this remarkable young man beamed with enthusiasm as he spoke of the incidents connected with their reception by the Liberians. On the aftankMA of May 10 the commission landed. This was the signal for an elaborate aud well planned receptlou program to begin. With pomp and ceremony such as the little black re public is noted for the American com missioners were received. But the labors of the commission took them to Las Palmas. Sierra Leone and other points. "We stopped for a day or so at a most beautiful hotel in Madeira,” said Mr. Scott “The hotel is maintained principally for English tourists. They serve five meals a day to the guests, beginning with the tra ditional early morning tea.” Mr. Scott spoke of the large number of Negro merchants in Freetown and of their apparent prosperity and progressive ness. The United States cruisers Chester and Birmingham conveyed the com mission, which was made up of Ro land T. Falkner. chairman; Emmett J. Scott and George Sale, with George A. Finch as secretary. Major Percy M. Ashburn medical attache and Frank A. Fowler scientific attache. The Washington friends and admir ers of Mr. Scott are prej>aring to len der him a public reception He is staying with Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Cur tis at their beautiful home on Thir teenth street. Mrs. Scott came on from Tuskegee to Join her husband upon his arrival In the United Stales As soon as the commission's report Is submitted Mr. Scott will go to Tus kegee. Ala., where his duties as secre tary of the National Negro Business league are demanding his attention. The national convention will be held tu liOUtsvllle. Ky.. Aug. IS-21 BISHOP LAMPTON FLUNKS. Sorry if Ho Insulted Telephone Opera tor —Wants No Race Friction. The communications elven Mow.