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SPORTS and the THE STAGE A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To All. LEON EDWARD PRYOR. The Erlenborn-Ross fight in Chey enne took Frank Burnley, the genial manager of the Railroad Men and Waiters’ Club, and Bob Watkins to that city Monday. Bob seconded Erl enboin. The R. M. A. C. quartette will put on everything but quiet in Smart Set and don’t torget to bring the old folks at home and the babies, too. In fact everybody. BOXING AT THE R. M. A. C. Don’t forget the big time at the club next Thursday evening. There will le several big cards in the line of boxing. President Victor Walker is expend ing several hundreds of dollars now a ’avs making the club look like a palace. The walls are beautifully pa- j p c red and gold trimmed, and he is ?'so going to extend an invitation to the ladies the first of the year to .come down and look this beautiful clulhouse over. MACK SMART. Of course all of enver must know little Mark Smart by now as the man who pulled ofT the grand display at lha big R. M. A. Club ball. Rhoda Anderson and Dr. Oscar Gauss will be at the Smart Set Jan. 2 with an act that will please In music. HARRY J. EARLE IN SALT LAKE. Mr. H. J. Earle, known a.t over the country as the Dancing Earle, is now located in Salt l ake, where he is an attache of the Salt Lake Forum. MRS. ORA DUNLAP. Mrs. Ora Dunlap, who visited Den ver two summers ago from the state of Ohio, and now one of the promi nent members of the S. H. Dudley oiuart Set Co., will be remembered as (he lady with such p charming voice. Her singing in Chicago last week made some of the white critics sit up and take notice. Mrs. Dunlap was also a guest of Mrs. Josephine Miller, who resides in Chicago and they both send regards to friends in little Denver town. Three trained hears will he handled by Mr. George C. Sample at the World’s Wonder Concert at Campbell Chapel Thursday, Dec. 29, 1910. Everybody will be there. The haunted house is a side splitter. Come early and stay late. SERT WILLIAMS USED TO BE BELL HOP. Before Bert Williams, the great negro comedian now playing with Fellies. 1910,' took to the stage as a means of livelihood he was a bellboy at Baldwin’s hotel, San Francisco. He made his debut as a comedian with a negro minstrel company which toured the small California towns with suc cess. and Williams has been advanc ing in that profession ever since, and today is the greatest comedian the wcrld has ever know'n. AT THE SAVOY, CHICAGO. Of course everybody knows these two boys. Lew Procter apd Eddie Hill, whir can play all there is in a piano and sing as well They are the THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. By LEON PRYOR dlever entertainers at the Savoy Cafe of Chicago. Don't miss seeing Curtis Harris Jan. 2. He will sing Williams' hit, KELLY AND DAVIS AT THE MON OGRAM, CHICAGO. Dude Kelly and Anon Davis are do ing tile stunt that caused the snow to | fall at tht Monogram theater. Chi cago. Kelly as a dancer is in a class juy himself and Davis with a few more years of experience will make a name as being one of the great negro comedians. JORDAN AND BAKER. Joe Jordan and George W. Baker are now doing a double piano act in Europe. t'arlisle who was formerly with Baker, has quit as a team, and l -lotdan and Baker are known as the mperors of that tune called ragtime. COLORED BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE THE MONEY. The negro hasehall players have I been so proficient in the last few years (that is the hig Eastern teams) hat they have forced the public to recognize and appreciate their value. 11l Chicago they have many hasehall stars that would do any of the hig i w hite league's a credit were they ah lowed just a chance. And Mr. Rube I Foster, manager of the Chicago l,e land (Hants, says that in the next two or three years the big white man lagers of league teams will stop, look and think, and then get their Heads i together and say, "We must have So and So, if he is a negro." Watch Elkins and Tomlin Jan. 2 at East Turner hail. They are great. NEGRO THEATERS INCREASING. The year of 1910 is nearing a close and the negro during the year all over the country has been one busy body of humanity. They have been prosperous in every way. Take, for instance, at the beginning of the year. There were about 45 negro theaters in the country and now they can he counted up as high as S7. or they have increased as much us 50 per cent, durin gthe year and the same with the colored Y. M. C. A.'s. They are rapidly forging to the front, and , as the old saying ' Ethiopia shall > 3tretch forth her hands.' It is com-! ing, ohl so true, yearly. IN THE MUSICAL WORLD. Author of Song Dedicated to Jack Johnson Has Now Experience. Encouraged by the success of the two former songs. “Strangers” and the “Friends,” the Euuis publishing house, Brooklyn, C. Ennis, proprietor, has put upon the market another catchy song, dedicated to Champion Jack Johnson and entitled “Mamma, I Have Brought Home the Bacon.” The new production is a novel one and from present indications it, will prove to-be a big seller. Knowing that bookstores generally carry In stock the latest songs relating to most all vocations in life, and especially along amusement lines, Mr. Ennis offered his new song for sale in quite a number of the large dry goods establishments in Brooklyn and New York. In the majority of the places where Mr. Ennis offered his new song objec tion made to its title. Upon in* Qulry the publisher found tm.t the fault was not so much with the title, but the real cause was that the author and publisher was a colored man, and the managers of the music department in many of the stores were not accus tomed to handling songs by colored au thors and publishers direct. It was also found that In nearly all of the music stores there were for sale numerous songs written by white au thors with various titles of a reflective humorous character relating to colored people. The general title to these pro ductions conveys a sense of Inferiority or idea of ridicule, while Mr. Ennis' works breathe a sense of pride and ad miration. Experiences of John Mitchell, Jr. Colors in persons of the south vary so one can't tell who Is who nor which Is which, observes the Martlushurg OV. Vu.l Pioneer Press. A few days ago our noted banker and editor. John Mitchell, Jr., went to Texas. II p cross j 0(1 the line and was honored by the Mexicans, hut soon :is he stepped hack on American soil and assumed the role of a man he was asked. “Are you a foreigner or American horn'/*’ “American horn.” was his reply. “Then take a nigger's place.” Had in* been a foreign Negro he could have done as he pleased. Give Federal Government More Power. "Old Hickory." writing In the On!- Ins (Tex.i Express, says; “Euless the federal government Is given power to punish mobs that lynch ami burn for eigners living in this country the T'nif ed States is going to commit the error of waking up the ‘wrong passenger* one of these days and Is going to find Itself with a full grown row on Its hands. The burning of a Mexican at a point In Texas recently has stirred Mexico from center to circumference.” <SHIRT SET* VAUDEVILLE CO. AT EAST TURNER HALL ONE NIGHT ONLY ■ ■ ■ I A MONDAY, JAN. 2 A Company of 50 people. Some of the well known and most successful Colored Artists. The best things in Singing and Dancing ever produced in Coon Town Swell. DANCING AFTER THE SHOW Admission - • 50 Cents ROY BROWN Who Challenges.