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Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Second Year GIGANTIC RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT READY TO BEGIN BIG CAMPAIGN Many MiglOHS Bodies Federated la Nbv Fonrard Movement. OUTLINE OF PUN AND SCOPE Tramandaua Elf art ta Ranch Man and laya All Ovar tha Unitad Etataa and Canada—Natad and I nfluant ial Man In Church. Stata and Cammaraial Lifn Madaa Euan art. By N. BARNETT DODSON. The bmo and religion forward more pienr hi a co-operative effort of all th~ rellgiooi organizations among the luen and boys to make the year 1011*12 a year of special emphasis on Christian work among and b.v men and l»oys and through the special campaign* thi* year to bring a permanent accession of membership and working strength from among the men snd boys who are at present untouched by or lo<»selj related to the Christian church. The Idea of snch an aggressive campaign among men and !>ojs has been In the thought of the church brotherhoods for HIT. D P. WHITS. aome time a* well as In the plana or 1 the Young Men's Christian association ' through its International committee. Federated In this movement are the church brotherhoods of the Eplsco .pal. Baptist, Congregational, Disciple, Lutheran, Methodist. United Brethren and Presbyterian denominations, tha International Sunday School associa tion and the International committee of the Young Men’s Christian associa tions. The control of tbo movement is /lasted In a general committee, called 'the committee of ninety-seven, repre s eentlng all tho participating organlaa [ tlons and all parts of Canada and the I United States. | The earnestness of the effort can be (.Judged from the fact that Mr. James I a. Cannon is chairman of the commit ■ toe of ninety-seven. R Mr. Cannon Is president of the Fourth ft Motional bank of New York, chairman WTf the clearing house committee of B Hew York city and tvas chairman of ft the commission of New York bankers ft which ez-Prealdeut Itoosevelt called to K Washington to consider measures for jVguieting the panic of 1907. To the |uei and religion movement Mr. Can non U» gtving unstinted time and repre sents the type of substantial Ameri cans who are behind the movement. Among; the well known members of the committee are lion. \V. .1 Bryan. Hon. 11. B. r MaeFarland of Wash ington. Judge s I*. S|M»in*er of St. Louis. Mr. Frauds W. Barker of Chi cage. W. A. Huuton. lutcrnntlounl se<- retary of the Young lieu’s Christian association, and many other leaders in the business and professional life of the country. The campaign leader i* Fred B. Smith, the successful evangel ist to men. This personnel ought cer tainly to Impress any thoughtful man with the force that is behind the movement, to sav nothing of the big ness of the conception. T• Operate In Ninety-seven Cities. We now turn to the plan of thla greet movement First, ninety citiea of the United States ami Canada have . been selected. In each of these there j is going forward a long period of tiior . •ngh preparation by prayer sod moat J aggressive work, directed by a local • •-•’Oimittee of 100 citizens working In j conjunction with the committee of ninety-seven. An eight day campaign will be inau gurated in each city, during which teams of lenders specially trained in methods of appealing to men. In metb oda of Bible study and individual evangelistic study of the sanest kind, in boy’s work and in social service will visit each city. They will assist In every phase of work, addressing great meetings of every kind for men and toys. bolding conferences for workers and giving in spiration. direction and advice as to organisation and methods of continu ing the work and conserving the re sults. The Christian force and organ isations In each cily. along with those who have been won. will then organize and carry ou n somewhat similar cam paign on a smaller scale in from eight to twenty smaller cities This will help to Insure for years U> come the continue nee of the work of the church along very greatly improved lines, which are sure to be discovered and developed In the campaign. Thus also will be employed the greatly increaacd numbers newly won to personal alle giance to Christ. It will be Interesting to know* how euch a movement came into being. In vitations were sent out by the religious work department of the Internatiorihl committee of the Youug Men's Chris tian association for a conference to dlsctim suggestions concerning "a for ward movement campaign in behalf of the religions life of the young men and boys of North America.” Forty one men representing specially the in ternational committee and the various church brotherhoods spent May 18. 1010, In prayer and conference at the Hotel Manhattan. New York. During the «lny It developed that three differ ent religious organizations had been considering, each independently, some ■uch plan. Conference Reeulte Put In Action. The result of the conference was a resolution to undertake “a forward movement in behalf of the religious life of the men and boys of North America.” A committee of eleven sounded many religious bodies on the continent to determine the sentiment toward so bold a movement and brought in its report Aug. 22, 1010, at the Niagara Falla conference, where It waa decided to call a conference at Buffalo uml submit its findings and recommendation*. Two matters were discussed at this meeting—the ap pointment of an international commit tee to have charge of the movement and proparatious for the conference to be held in Buffalo in October This Buffalo conference had present 262 delegates from seventy-two cities in the United States and Canada. The majority of the delegates has been peat officially by religious organise DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, SEPT. 16. 1811 tious of men in Hie various cities rep resented. This conference appointed the committee of ninety-seven and the executive committee of twenty-five. The program submitted by the com mittee of ninety-seven to the men of the continent for the realization of the splendid objectives of this vast move ment is well calculated to accomplish these ends. Every method suggested and every scheme proposed has the Stamp of practicability written on its face. These methods and schemes have been tried out in the furnace of experience and when prayerfully and faithfully applied in the spirit of the Master will bring results. Then the scope of the program breathes the spirit of the broadest Christian hn manitarianism — our common Fa ther, Jesus Christ our redeemer and men our brothers. Therefore the com mittee of ninety-seven is sparine no efforts to influence every man and boy on the continent through this remark able program. The program propose* to reach men In mass, in groups or In dividuals, regardless of condition, race or nationality. / Effective Way of Reaching Men. Experience has taught us that men can be very effectively appealed to in their respective groups—e. g.. students. Individual students, can often be reach ed and touched effectively by appeal ing to them as students or in a group of students: shopmen can be peculiar • ly impressed when the gospel la pre 1 sen ted to them as shopmen, j The gospel message comes with pe i collar fore* to an order man when yon present to him the message of Jesus from his order's |»oint of view. So the program has provided In a special way for group work. One team will be sent where desired and requested to bring the message of the men and religion forward movement to students, rail way employees, colored men. foreign speaking men. etc. For example, in their effort to bring to the colored men and boys of the continent the committee of ulnety-sev en has deemed It wise to appoint a col ored man as one of its official secre taries to arouse interest among these men and boys. While it Is believed that this will be the mo*t practical method of reaching the largest number of men and boys of any given group, especially in committees In which aieui bers of, that group live lu large uum l»ers. It Is not to be understood that the working of tills plan Is in any way to hinder men from attending meetings according to their own judgment. Rev. i>. K. White, recently of In dinnapolis. Ind.. Is the man appointed to the |x>sltiou above referred to. Mr White is a graduate of Knoxville Col lege seminary. Knoxville. Tenn. lie always has manifested a deep and abiding interest in men and boys and has achieved splendid results in work ing umong them both as an educator and u pastor. Mr White will give his entire time to this work of the men and religion forward movement to the close of the campaign and will gladly render any service in his power*that might help to bring Into the move metit and redeem the largest possible number of the men and boys of his race from their present indifference to the church. FIRST BATTALION OFFICERS. List of CspaSls Men Associated With Major Arthur Brooks, The oSteers of the First Separate battalion of the District of Colombia national guard are as follows: Staff—Major Arthur Brooks, acting adjutant: second lieutenant, John K. Smith: quartermaster and commissary. Second Lieutenant Benjamin D. Boyle; surgeon. First Lieutenant Albert Rldg ley; sergeant major. Joseph A. Thomas; Instructor sergeant. Clarence A. Brad ford (Twenty-fourth 11. S. infantry): sergeant hospital corps. M. M. Lucas. Company A— Edward L Webster, captain; Joseph H. Johnson, first lieu tenant; Sylvester H. Epps, second lieu tenant. Company B—James E. Walker, cap tain; Louts H. Patterson, first lieuten ant; Raymond Jackson, second lieu tenant. Company C-llnrry D. Richardson, captain; Thomas H. Jones, first lieuten ant; Ulysses 8. Browne, second lieu tenant. Company D—Samuel A. Ward, cap tain; Clarence C. H. N. Davis, first lieutenant; Arthur O. Meet men, second lieutenant. we—--*- ■■ ■■■■ RATON ITEMS. By M. E. Hunn. The Gate City now being one of the principal cities of the new state, has already shown a noticeable increas in business and other circles, not onl. j among the white but also the colorec | citizens Some of the principal colored citi-1 zens have organized a company for ‘ the purjHJse of establishing a store. , Other business projects are on foot. Goat Hill park was the scene of a delightful social gathering Monday evening in honor of Mrs. Mattie Brown of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. F. \V. Givens of Chickasha, Okla. A large bonfire was built at the summit of Goat mountain, around which the jolly party gathered and feasted on a delicious luncheon. Jokes and laugh ter were the prime factors of the hour. The moon arose in all its beauty be fore the party returned to their homes showing more plainly the rustic and picturesque costumes of the enter tainers. Mrs. E. B. Brooks chaper oned the party. Others present were Miss Alice Coulter, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rose. Mr. and Mrs. L. b. Hunn, Mrs. Range and Spurlock and Messrs. C. A. Woodard and M. E. Hunn. Mrs. Brown departed to visit relatives in Ohio. Mrs. Givens was delayed from going to Oklahoma on account of sickness. Bright Star lodge No. 4 recently in itiated into the mysteries of Pythian lsa4 t|aJoUowing named gentlemen: 'h|turk>ck. Mm-- Beii Brooks and James Williams. Mrs. E. J. Daniels of Los Angeles. ( J Cal., is visiting Mrs. Wm. Ratcliffe | and daughter. Miss Winifred. Rev. Wm. Ratcliffe is still absent on | business in Tucson, Ariz. Rev. J. B. Bell, the capable and worthy missionary of New Mexico and Arizona, stopped over Sunday and Monday on his way to the national Baptist convention In Pittsburg, Pa. Other visiting ministers to our city last week were Revs. W. R. Burgess. Stovall and Dudlv, all recently of Arizona. ZION RAISES LARGE SUM SUNDAY On last Sunday Zion church J showed that esprit de corps which made it famous in all this western country. In a rally it raised on that day over ,700 and has continued the effort a little while to gather in the pledges which are still to be paid. It is certain that the effort will go to it is the intention of the church to make an additional payment at once on its new home at Twenty fourth and Ogden streets. The rais ing of such a sum of money in pres ent financial conditions is remarkable. Rarely does a church do so well with all things favoring. And for Zion to reach that high mark shows that it accurately forecasted the spirit of the members when it undertook to buy. NOTES FROM CAMPBELL CHAPEL. The conference has closed. Our pastor has been returned to us for another year. A long petition was signed by officers and members for his return. The Rev. J. P. Howard, one of the greatest of our evangelists, is conducting agreat revival meeting each evening at our church. You must come and hear him. His sub ject Sunday. 11 a. m.. “God’s Great j Love." Sunday, p. m.. “No Two Converted Alike'; s p. m., Indecis ion." Monday evening, Isaiah great vision J H. G. Walker, secretary. Ron W. C. Williams, pastor. A GREAT JUDGE. Judge Alfred M. Lralg. one of the supreme judges of Illinois, died Sep tember 6. Speaking of him In terms of the highest commendation, the dally toper of Galesburg, his home town, says: “Another thing that Is remembered here kindly Is his attitude toward the cose in which was Involved the rights of colored pupils to attend the public schools. In this case he upheld this right." In politics he was a Democrat. In business he was close, but always broke over that when a needy colored person required his financial help cr legal knowledge. Rev. Jos. 1* McCoy of Los Angeles stopped over In the city a little while last week en route from his home to the national Baptist convention. To gether with Rev. Over, they went on to Pittsburg Monday morning. METHODISTS MEET IN CONFERENCE Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, . Four, Five and Six The closing of the conference which the African Methodists of the Colo rado Conference began in this city last Wednesday occurred Monday and was marked by the appointment of ministers to the various churches of the state and adjoining states. In the main the pastors retain their former places. The gradual elimination of the points farthest distant from Colo rado has so far cut down the Colorado Conference that it is not so easily identified now. It has only one pre siding elder district, which this year, as last, is under Rev. J. C. C. Owens. The other appointments are: Rev. A. M. Ward to Shorter, Denver; Rev. W. C. Williams to Campbell, Denver; Rev. J. B. Holmes to 8t- John, Pueblo: Rev. J. C. Bell to St Paul, Pueblo: j Rev. J. H. Brown to Trinidad; Rev. K. P. Bond to La Junta: Rev. B. Me- Cullv to Ogden; Rev. Rogers to Grand Junction: Rev. Carter to Cripple Creek: Rev. W. L. N. Baker to Sher- I idan. Wyo.; Rev. C. H. Boone to Colo -1 rado Springs: Rev. J. S. Payne to : Boulder; Rev. Jas. Washington to Cheyenne; Revs. J. P. Washington and A. G. Elliott, general missionar ies; Rev. Howard, conference evan gelist. The presiding bishop, H. B. Parks, also gave credentials as missionaries to several women, most of them wives cf ministers. Among them were Mrs. J. P. Watson. Mrs. Nannie Reynolds. Mrs. Olive Elliott, Mrs. Mattie Bond, j Mrs. A. L. Washington, Mrs. P. M. Max field, Mrs. Mary Ramsey, Mrs. J. S. Payne. Three ministers severed their connection with the Colorado Conference, going west. Rev. Fant to Reno. Nevada. Rev. House to Billings, j Mont., and Rev. I. Brown to Havre, j Mont. Rev. Boone of Colorado j Springs charge joined the conference, ; coming from Tennessee. In finance the years work was up | to last year’s standard, after hard ef ; fort and in the face of many discour ; agements due to the hard times. A new feature of the conference work was the raising of funds for the home for aged and infirm ministers which I has newly come into the possession of the Methodist connection from a ’ gift by General Palmer of Colorado | Springs. All conferences are contrib uting to this work and it is expected to make of it one that is creditable to the Negro race and to the church. Rev. J. W. Braxton, acting under authority of the bishop, is in charge. His is a general office and will come in with other such offices in the busi ness of the general conference. It was intended to hold a meeting here of the board of directors of the home, but Bishop Parks thought etter of it and had it changed to meet in con . nection with the Kansas Conference which is m session this week in Kan sas City. Rev. Ward of this city and Rev. Braxton have gone there to be present. It was decided to hold the next ses sion of the conference at Cheyenne. Also the minutes of the Arizona Con ference will be published ia connec tion with those of Colorado. On Friday and again on Sunday the Conference was the guest of Campbell chapel and Rev. W. C. Williams. At one service the famous juvenile choir of the church rendered the music and came in for high compliment. Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock there was held at Shorter a memorial serv ice for the dead of the past year, who numbered Bishop Abraham Grant. Mrs. Grant, Rev. John Turner. Rev. S. Cook and Rev. J. H. Booker. These five being members of the Confer ence, were added to the list of de parted gospel heroes, their memory was fittingly' extolled and a service of song and prayer held that wrung the hearts of the many. Bishop Parkß was especially touching in his re marks on the death of his friend and predecessor, Bishop Grant. The Sunday morning service waa a Five Cent* a Copt tremendous outpouring of the public. The bishop was the principal speaker and his address on “Man’s Uncon scious Influence” was listened to with rapt interest and made a profound im pression on all. The bishop is a gos pel minister with all the power of the old fathers and at the same time the happy power of m»Mng effective the intellectual training he has re ceived. For several days Denver enter tained the ministers, and then one by one they took up their Journey to their field of labor. On Sunday they furnished several of the city pulpits.. It was made possible by vote of the Conference for the Ward mission to be again opened. Also s recommenda tion can be made changing the loca tion If that is found advisable. The ladies had their session of the Mite Missionary Society in the re cesses of the Conference. They made s splendid showing, raising $15 more this year than last. Mrs. Kllen Brax ton was re-elected presioent and the other officers were re-elected. Mrs. Lizzie Watson of Colorado Springs and Mrs. A. M. Ward were chosen del egates to the parent body which meets in Chicago in November. Mrs. Ward will attend, provision having been made for the attendance of one. THE MUSICALE Monday evening was a momentous occasion in musical circles. It was the recital of Hugh Buchanan, the Chicago tenor. The Westminster Guild, of which Mrs. Laura Hill was in charge, was sponsor for the recital, and it is a compliment to the ladies that they could assemble such a splen did audience to hear a singer unknown i to the music lovers of this city. Un i known then but not so now. It may I fairly be said of Mr. Buchanan that | he is the best exponent Denver has ' yet heard of pianissimo and fortissimo , tones. The program which he sang was classical indeed, with here and i there some song that by its simplic | ity made the heart appeal. 1 The audience was responsive and 1 stormed him with applause at times. His song in Italian “Non E. Ver and his aria from the Tower Scene in 1 II Trovatore. in which latter he accom i panied himself, rivaled each other in i the public’s appreciation and brought | down the house. The choir of the church. Miss Rhodie Anderson. Mrs. Maude G. Kerr also appeared on the program and were roundly applauded. ODD FELLOWS HAVE GRAND MEETING. The meeting of the Idstrict Grand t i.odge of Odd Fellows at Colorado Springs called from this city the fol lowing link men: Geo. I>. Hall, Geo. S. Contee, F. T. Bruce, Dr. Spratlin. Henry Marks, Ed. Fountain, Jas. Rus sell C A Burton. C. S. Muse. V. Cooper, R. M. Johnson and Wm. Camp bell. Wm. Morris and A. Hill. The election of officers was an en dorsement of the past administration. The work of the grand officers was the best possible under the difficulties with which they were beset. Dr. Spratlln was re-elected District Grand Master: I». ,1. Benjamin of Pueblo, D. District Grand Master; Geo. S. Contee of Denver. District Grand Secretary, and he Is by virtue of many such elections the oldest officer in continu ous service: W. E. Proctor of Colo rado Springs, treasurer; G. E. Ander son of Spokane, District Grand Direct or; C. S. Muse of Denver and Henri Johnson of Butte, auditors. Denver was chosen the next place ot meeting. By far the most Important feature of the session was the formation of a grand burial fund whereby each lodge of the death ot a member la assisted by the Grand Lodge to the amount of 960.00. The endowment was raised from SOO.OO to $125.00.