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HIP, HIP, DENVER’S GOING TO OPEN UP THE BOXING GAME. It would be a cruel blow it the story should prove untrue, but nevertheless we are all hopeful. At the last meet ing of the Fire and Police Board it was rumored that the City and Coun ty of Denver would be allowed to open up the game of boxing, limiting the bouts to ten rounds, the same as in Missouri, where that law was passed some few days ago. Well, we can on ly wait and hope that this is a true rumor, for if so, we are going to be aole to make three or four colored champions for the ring: and all as pirants should not hesitate, hut start their training at the R. M. A. Club, where they have one of the best gym nasiums in the city. THE VALUE OF THE CRITIC PRESS AGENT TO THE ACTOR OR ACTRESS. W|iy is it tnat the road is so hard for the ambitious actor or actress who think, when in their ameteur days that they are as great as the far famed old heads who had traveled the same road ahead of them some ten, fifteen or twenty years, and then were considered no more than an amateur, f irst, because they lacked knowledge of the press agent, the man who can make you or break you, the man who can, with just a few words o‘f print ruin the greatest of chances for the uprising amateur, and without the as sistance of a critic or press agent it would be folly for the coming actor or actress to proceed. Take the case of Bert Williams and partner the late deceased George Walker. When they first started out they had there ups and downs until they ran across a live press agent on one of the San Fran cisco papers. They were playing lit tle theaters, and doing odd stunts get ting very little money. But they hap pened upon this agent, showed him what they could do. He writes them up in great style and ever since they have been famous. And many others gained fame through the agent. And the amateur must never conceive the iaea that he or she can go successful ly arong and please the people without the assistance of the agent and critic, as they are far more able to see the good and bad points in you, than you are able to do yourselves. TOM LEMONIER. A very clever actor is that of Mr. Tom Lemonier, who is playing a large run at the hacket Theater of New York with the Over Night Co. The act is a hit. IN MEMORIAM, J. ED GREEN, DIED FEB. 19, 1910. J. Ed Green's death is especially mentionable at this period of a variat ed crisis in the NegYo profession. Mr. Green died one year ago last Sunday, Feb. 19, 1910, and the memorial of this occasion is that he is .Still missed, and was much beloved by all who knew him personally and as a brilliant stage producer. He was called the black Belasco of the Negro race. May he still rest in peace and happiness. KID COTTON WILL STOP FIGHT ING. After a few months before the pub lic as a prize fighter, George (Kid) Cotton will retire from the ring. Cot ton states that it is impossible for him to make good as.a as he has By LEON PRYOR lost more fights than lie has won, and will quit and go into tne theater bus iness where there will be no hard punches and dreamy naps. A. G. BROOKS, VENTRLIOQU IST. One of America’s clever Negro ven triloquists is that of Mr. A. G. Brooks, who is almost as good as the world beater, Mr. Bernard, the far-famed white ventriloquist. Brooks is play ing Philadelphia Crescent Theater and drawing big houses. JACK JOHNSON WILL FIGHT LANGFORD FOR $30,000 Jack Johnson made the quick state ment the other day after Imngford and Lang fight that he would fight Langford for a purse of thirty thou sand dollars anywhere in the world, and it looks as if they will at last get together as Sain can ever get plenty of backing. BERT WILLIAMS. The peerless Negro eomfdian Bert William, star of the big white musical company, Follies 1!H1, is still in Bos ton at the Tremotit Theater, where he s packing them in nightly. The Bos ton critics say that Williams is a won der. WIGGINS & EVES. Mrs. Wiggins and the cleaning up buck dancing team of Wiggins & Eve*, better known as the two Inkie Dinkie Buddies, are now playing with the Sunny Dix Minstrels and the in a class by themselves. Their singing is clever and dancing can’t be beat. LANGFORD BEATS LANG. Sam Langford, the American Negro prize fighter, has done something that no other Negro has ever done abroad, and that is to win the hearts of all the British. Langford beat Bill Lang, the Australian heavyweight ir such a manner last Tuesday night in London mat they are all willing to back him with Jack .Johnson any time they may get together. Langford won his fight on a foul, after he had heat Lang down to a dime knocking him ! down six times for the counts of nine. < before the sixth round, and he had Lang in such a bad way that Lang fouled him, not being able to prevent ■ me blow. COMING TO THE R. M. A. CLUB SAT. EVE., MARCH 4. Another big show in th«* Gym. There will be several good matches in boxing, and also one wrestling match. Come down early and bring your friends. OPENING OF THE NEW SAVOY THEATER, MEMPHIS, TENN. The Savoy Theater, which was burned down New Year’s night, is now rebuilt and looking finer than ever, if is said to be one of the swellest Ne gro theaters in the South. The people of the city are ones v/ho appreciate a good amusement resort, and the man ager was quick to get wise and have a new house built, and tnis one being much finer than the first one and r playing better and bigger acts. ACTORS COMING FROM EAST TO JOIN SELLS-FLOTO SHOWS. About the 10th of March there will be several Negro performers in Den ver, all in readiness to leave with the THE STATESMAN circus, Sells-Floto. Wm, H. Reid is bandmaster. MRS. ORA DUNLAP. Theclever little soubrette who was taking quite a prominent part in S. H Dudley’s company. His Honor the Barber,” has been sick for several weeks and had to lay off. She re joined the company and is making good and was assigned understudy to Miss Roper. DORTCH & NICOLS. Carmile Nicols, the fast and sturdy little pool player of Denver, has been matched to meet Arthur Dortch, who defeated Mack Smart a fe wweeks ago at the Club. Nicols is willing to play Dortch for a side bet of $l5O. and will put up his money as soon as the date can be arranged. Of course he will have to do his best, and thinks he ; can beat Dortcn, tie- wonder* But Dortch says things look awful easy j for him. and money was no object.' Will give date next week. NEGRO WRESTLER. Iler Vincent, the greatest Negro wrestler in the world, is doing a whirl wind business around the eastern cit ies. He is working in Chicago at pro* ent. and is winning everything he comes in contact with. lie wrestled at the Pekin Theater last week and Manager Molts offered anybody ss<* who could stand tip with Vincent for five minutes. * HEAR THEM PLAY! ALL THE RAG TINE MUSICIANS OF DENVER WILL PLAY —at— MISS MABEL HASLEY I EAST TURNER AND TOM (“SPIKE”) MINNIS HALL WILL PLAY 2 PIANOS AT THE " TUESDAY, MISS NANNIE RUSSELL FEB. 28,1911 * ND Refreshments will be serv- ARTHUR BARKER e d by the Ladies None Such Club. BD. W. REEVES, Manager J R HANQER FIVE POINTS BARBER SHOP Manicuring and Hairdressing Parlor Hr. A. J. Hathaway Chiropodist in attendance First Class Work by Expert Artista FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND TQIACCO 2712 Welton St. Denver, Colo. W. P. JONES, Proprietor PHONI CHAMPA art 12 COLORED MANAGER. Mr. Theodore Barbee stopped over in the city lust week to visit hi* aunt. Mrs. Howard.. Mr. Barbee was on : route to Castle Rock to play basket ball with the Central City high school ‘ team, of which Mr. Barbee is tnaiu 1 ager, a distinction afforded no other colored boy in these parts. / The Railroad Men's and Waiters' Club is making its headquarters at 2249 Curtis street, interesting and ar tistic by the use of portraits of lead ing Negroes of the country. Its galaxy of greatness includes all tne sporting | champions and near champions. Be , tween these views and the portraits of the club and members which have been taken recently, the railroad men , have plenty of small talk. “Tuffy” Rollins, the superb mixologist, than I whom there is none finer, says his | repertoire includes everything called for Irom coast to coast, for the rail , road man wants what he wants when 'he wants it JUST OPENED Pride of the West Cleaning Works. All kinds of cleaning and pressing and repairing at 1829 Arapahoe St. Phone Main 1042. SKINNER & GRIMES, Props. Something for nothing. Refresh , menu free at East Turner hall. Why? The soda boys, of course.