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BAPTIST MECCA Local Committee Announces Pro gram of Exercises. MUSIC BY NATIONAL CHOIR. With Welcome Addressee by Governor Tener, Mayor McGee and Other Notables the Opening Session of the Great Baptist Convention Will Be an Auspioioue Occasion. By N. BARNETT DODSON. Pittsburg.—The local committee hav ing charge of arrangements for the entertainment of the national Bap tist convention, which convenes in this city on Wednesday, Sept. 13, is right up to the minute with its work. Chairman T. H. C. Messer and Sec retary Patterson with Dr. J. H. Dwelle and other members give the following forecast of the program for the opening session which will be largely devoted to addresses of wel come: Governor John K. Tener will make the address in behalf of the state. Mayor William McGee for the city. Rev. R. French Hurley, D. D., in be half of sister denominations. Rev. W. W. Brown in behalf of the Baptists of the city. Attorney R. L. Vann for the young Baptists of Pittsburg and vicinity, Rev. J. H. Holder will speak for the ministers’ conference, and Rev. E. W. Johnson, president of the state Baptist convention, will welcome the national body in behalf of that organ ization. The auditorium where the men's convention will be held will seat 3,000 comfortably. The women’s audi torium has a capacity of 2,000. A special souvenir magazine is in process of publication which will contain pic tures and short sketches of the lives of Baptist pioneers and pastors of Pittsburg and vicinity. A special chorus of 1,000 voices Is being trained to render a musical con cert on the night preceding the open ing of the convention. Sept. 12. The national ehorisrer of the M. B. C. will arrive ten days in advance of the other delegates to put the finishing touches on this great chorus. President Morris' Admirable Record. The election of Dr. E. C. Morris is sure. His wise leadership, worldwide influence and long experience make this doubly sure. The greatest de nominational publishing house In the world has grown up under his wise leadership—the National Baptist Pub lishing house in Nashville, Tenn., R. H. Boyd, D. D., manager, where seven-eighths of all the Sunday school literature used among Negro Baptists is published. This alone is a remark able performance of real work. Dr. J. W. Webb, who deserves spe cial mention. Is one of the oldest Ne gro Baptist pastors in the state and the oldest In western Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Wayland sem inary and has been successful in build ing up one of the most influential churches in Pittsburg. He will be elected vice president from the state of Pennsylvania. Rev. T. H. C. Messer, D. D., has been a member of the national Bap tist convention from its beginning and has been no unimportant factor in its wonderful development. To him by right of long service belonged the hon or of chairman of the local committee, and his work thus far has sustained the wisdom of the choice. The women’s department of the con vention is being well attended to by Mrs. Fanny Morton. Mrs. T. H. C. Messer and the local presidents of missionary circles, who are making arrangements for the entertainment of their Baptist sisters. Miss N. H. Burroughs has already twice visited the city and dropped words of information from her won derful experiences, which have proved helpful to the women locally and which they have not been slow to ac cept Generous Aid For Children's Benefit. Through the generosity of the Church Federation of Laymen and the Parks and Playground association in New York the committee having charge of arrangements for fresh air nomes for colored children has been able to accommodate a larger number this yenr than ever before. The camp is located on a farm at Manorville, N. Y. The committee hopes to give a large number of children at least two weeks at the camp this year. They go in parties of twenty-five to forty at a time. Optimistic View Concerning Africa. Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden, Africa's grand old man. who is now an asso ciate editor of the African World, pub lished in Liverpool, in a recent letter to a friend in America, says: "Africa is all right. The social and economic conditions ns they now exist will have •o be imitated by Europe if the masses are to have rest from perplexing days and sleepless nights.” The Little Rock (Ark.) Daily Roviow. The National Negro Press associa tion takes off Its hat with a courteous bow of exuberation to E. M. Woods, editor of the little Rock Review. Mr Woods has decided to issue the Review daily during the sessions of the busi ness league in Little Rock, Aug. 16 to 38. Inclusive PROMOTER OF DRAMATIC ART Success of Miss Henrietta Vin ton Davis' Trip to Bermuda MAKES LASTING IMPRESSION. Vivid Story of tho Career and Effeotive Work of the Foremost Exponent of Legitimate Drama Among Afro- Americans — Noted Reader Back Home— Plans International Tour. By R. W. THOMPSON. Washington.—Miss Henrietta Vinton Davis, regarded by competent critics as the foremost exponent of the legiti mate drama, as far as the Negro race is concerned, recently returned from a tour of Bermuda, where she achieved an artistic and social triumph, under the direction of Miss Alberta L. Bur gess of Kent Lodge, St. George’s, who is a young woman of rare musical tal ent and executive ability. While in Bermuda Miss Davis appeared in all of the principal cities and towns and at every point was received with marked cordiality. Delightful receptions were tendered her by the people throughout her itinerary, and beautiful and valuable presents were literally showered upon her. Queenly in bearing, broad in her conception of the possibilities of the dramatic art. possessing a resonant voice and an engaging personality. Miss Davis easily made an impression that will not soon be forgotten. The repertoire used covered a wide range of dramatic literature, running the gamut from Shakespeare’s “Lady Macbeth” and the trial scene from “The Merchant of Venice,” Parthenia in “Ingomar,” Ziugarella. the gypsy queen, and the typical “folk lore” of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s selections, which attracted special attention. While abroad Miss Davis staged ‘♦East Lynne." appearing in the dual role »f Lady Isabel and Mine. Vine, supported by local talent. Arrange ments were made for the early pro duction of W Edgar Easton’s “Des salines.” repenting her successes as Clarisse. In which part she displays her rich attainments as an emotional ac tress. Her wonderful versatility is MIBB HENRIETTA VINTON DAVIS. evidenced by her lifelike impersona tion of characters, male and female. As Dominique Dessalines and Prince Elon in “The .Jewish Ruler" she has appeared to excellent advantage, a rather difficult undertaking for a wo man. Miss Davis has a history full of striking incidents. She is a native of Baltimore, but has made her home for the most part in Washington. She was the flrst colored clerk to be employed in the office of the recorder of deeds She evinced at an early age an aptitude for a stage career and was trained under Miss Marguerite E. Sax ton She made her debut auspiciously in Washington In 1883. being intro duced to an immense audience by the Hon. Frederick Douglass. Success has crowned her efforts to develop in the race a taste for the standard creations of the dramatic art. Miss Davis has perhaps done more than any other woman of color to ex emplify the capacity of the Negro for the higher realm of the drama.' She has been one of the few to remain loyal to the loftier ideals of her pro fession. and the advanced position oc cupied by the race in the dramatic world today is due In no small meas ure to the effective pioneer work of this energetic pathfinder. Miss Davis has published an attrac tive “Book of Recitations,” which pre sents a varied array of standard selec tions for the stage, the schoolroom and the home. Her plans for the fu ture include a brief series of engage ments in America, a return to Bermuda and a visit to the West Indies, a tour of Europe. Egypt. Liberia, the Gold Coast of Africa and Cape Town. Genorous Sum For Palmor Institute. G. Cleveland Buchanan, who is spending the summer in New York in the interest of the Palmer Memorial institute at Sedalia. N. 0., of which he is the financial agent und agricul turn I director, is meeting with gratify ing success. Through the influence of Dr. Booker T. Washington an in fluential and wealthy friend of the school recently contributed through Mr. Buchanan SI,OOO for the work of Palmer institute. THE STATESMAN- READY FOR BUSINESS LEAGUE Little Rock Meeting Will Be Largest In Organization's History. The local business league in Little Rock, Ark., has completed arrange ments for handling the large delega tions which will be in attendance at the twelfth annual meeting of the Na tional Negro Business league, which will convene in that city on Wednes day, Aug. 16. Reports from many sec tions of the country Indicate that the session will be the most largely at tended in the history of the organiza tion. President Booker T. Washington, Corresponding Secretary Emmett J. Scott and General Transportation Agent Cyrus Field Adams are putting the finishing touches on their end of the arrangements so that the whole machinery is in fine condition to start off the moment Dr. Washington, or whomsoever he may designate, calls the great assemblage to order. The local state leagues have been unusually active during the year and the results of their efforts will be awaited with keen interest as they an swer to their names by states. The program will also show many new features and varieties of endeavor along commercial lines. Mystic Shriners Plan Big Parade. The Nobles of the Mystic Shrine will hold their ceremonial session in At lantic City. N. J., for two days, begin ning on Tuesday. Sept. 5. A monster street parade will be one of the fea tures. MRS. D. L. JONES |OF HOT SPRINGS, ARK. TEACHER OF MILLINERY, FANCY WORK, SHAWL IS2 SLIPPER MAKING ALSO HAIRDRESSING, MANICURE MASSAGE and SC A LP T R C ATM E NT I make a specialty ol Hair Manufacturing Phona Raaldtnca Main 5286 2736 Welton St. First Class line of Switches, Puffs and Transformations. YOUR COMBINGS MADE UP First-Class Wigs Made to Order. AT REASONABLE PRICES SWITCHES FROM 78c UP MRS. J. T. HAMMOND 1946 Pennsylvania St. Phone Blue 2905 Phone Main 7947 WM. VOIGTS Watchmaker and Jeweler|| Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Etc. FINE REPAIRING OF ALL4KINDS 611 27th Street, At 5 Points LOOK! SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW ;LOOK! THE NEWPORT ANNEX CAFE AND LUNCH ROOM Short Orders at All Hours. Kegular Dinner 20c from 12 noon to 3p. m. Special Sunday Dinner, 30c. We make a specialty of the Best Coffee in the City. PRIVATE DINING ROOM FOR LADIES Give us a trial. We will try to please you. We solicit your patronage We have in connection 15 Nicely Furnished Booms. Also the Old Reliable NEWPORT THIRST PARLOR RICHARD FRAZICR A TOM LEWIS, Proprietor* 1841-3-8 ARAPAHOE ST., DENVER, COLO. TELEPHONE MAIN 7413 ■ THE CAPITOL CLUB A. SOCIAL CLUB MACK SMART Manager 921 Twentieth Street Denver, Colorado WM. EHMKE EAST TURNER HALL 2 D. J. SULLIVAN FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS Artistic Funeral Designs at Short Notice Your Patronage Appreciated 534 15th St., near Welton Phone Main 2488 Madam J. M. Mason UDIES* TAILORING *m FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKING PARLORS Ladies’ Suits Remodeled Connected with the London Clothes Cleaning and Pressing Co. 76-78 Broadway Denver, Colo. Phone South 669 J. H. BIGGINS 2231 WASHINGTON FURNITURE REPAIRING SECOND-HAND FURNITURE BOUGHT AND SOLD Phone, Main 4610* * v ~ H. BROWN Will deliver 2 or more Sacks of Coal to any part of the city free. If you have phone I will pay ALL KINDS OF COAL Telephone Champa 2490 1010 19th St., Denver, Colo. ‘ SEEING IS BELIEVING Tne finest and largest stock of Ladles and Gents' slightly used clothing In j the West. Theatrical Gowns, Evening Gown”. Fine Full Dress Suita for rent. We buy and sell good clothing only. Also traveling men's samples, new, at wholesale prices. The only American in the business in the city. THE ORIGINAL E2B 15th Street Phone Main 5811 ICE CREAM The Five Points Creamery Makes the Best Cream in the City, and Retails it at $1.25 per gallon. Special Rates to Organizations and Churches. Phone us, we will deliver promptly 817 E. 26th AVE. PHONE MAIN 4396 THE J. R. WARD FURNITURE & AUCTION CO. 1010-16-18 EIGHTEENTH STREET SELL AT AUCTION EVERY DAY AT 2 P. M. Furniture Bought for Cash or sold on commission RESIDENT SALES A SPECIALTY The Cheapest house in town to buy goods, you can’t afford to miss us. Phone Main 7848 J. C. HAMPSON, President E. T. McELVAIN, Secretary THE ATLAS DRUG CO. Successor to J. C. HAMPSON & Welton Sts. Denver, Colo. "Phone Main 895, 875 PRESCRIPTIONS Complete Line of Drugs, Chemicals, OUR Patent Medicines and Toilet Articles SPECIALTY FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS FOR FAMILY USE YOUR PATRONAGE "t'TI ITITIT Special Sunday Excursion Rates THE COLORADO & SOUTHERN RY. OFFERS The Far-Famed Georgetown LOOP TRIP.. $2 00 TRAIN AT 8.10 A. M. Colorado Springs and I Eldora ."Switzerland Trail Mamtou I *- Trip" *2 00 Trains at 8.00-8.30-9.00 A. M. . . JTrain at 8.00 A *M. Pike s Peak $6 00 Morrison 40 Pueblo 3 25 (Includer Red Rock. Park. Idaho Springs 1 25 Admission eHective Map 13) Cpipple Creek 4so Glacier Lake... 175 (Via Short Line) Boulder 1 00 Trmjn at 8.00 A. M. Golden . .50 Picturesque Platte Canon Resorts $1 00 to $2.25 Also Sunday to Monday Rates to Many Points The Regular Summer Tourist Rates for the Season to all State Points are placed on sale SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1911 T. E. FISHER, General Passenger Agent, Denver, Colo. STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! It'H on the railroad tracks where rents are small —expenses low- and a little cash buys a mighty big lot of furni ture. BABY GO-CARTB. The one-motion, collapsible kind, worth $9.00 retail: wholesale price $4.50 Iron Beds $1.50 up Oak Dressers »e .80 up Bran Bed* 88 to <1.60 SANITARY COUCH—FuII bed 81/.e, folding 83.60 KITCHEN CHAIRS— r. splndlea. don ble bent back, reinforced DINING ROOM CHAIRS—Box Boat, 12.50 value SI.BS PHONE MAIN MM. Do y<J“ work for money? Why not Ilet fONwa your money work for you. Ours works night and day, and we can place yours iiCty the same position, talk it over with THE COLORED AMERICAN LOAN & REALTY CO. *, 913 TWENTY-FIRST ST. A. A. WALLER, Secretary and Manager MATTRESS—Cotton flllod regular lUO nlus je.7B PEDESTAL DINING TABLE—SIS.OO value SB.SO F. M. Franklin & Son 2016 Blake St." Best reached via the Larimer Street Car Line. * GET OFF AT 20TH STREET. We wouldn't aek you to come away down hero It we couldn't make It worth your while. Investigate, cojjk pare—the saving Is big.