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WEEK'S RECORD OF HAPPENINGS
IN MINNESOTA'S CAPITAL.
The "Saintly City" and Saintly City
FolksNewsy Items of Social, Re
ligious, Political and General Mat
ters Among the People.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 192 2
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Mrs. O. D. Howard is much im
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Holliday have
moved to 252 Rondo St.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dillingham have
moved to 664 Iglehart Ave.
Mr Frank Simpson entertained
the T. S. T. C. Thursday evening.
Mr. R. J. Solomon arrived in the
city Thursday for an extended stay
with his family.
Mrs. Wilson T. Reynolds of Chica
go, is visiting Mrs. H. S. McCarty,
599 St. Anthony Ave.
Vesper services are held every Sun
day afternoon at the West Central
Ave. branch of the Y. W. C. A.
On Thursday afternoon, the Ladies'
Aid of Pilgrim Baptist church, was
the guest of the Crescent Creamery
Mrs. J. B. French and son, Dr. J. R.
French, left last Saturday for Chi
cago. The doctor will be gone about
Parents are pretty much out of date
and it's only a question of time until
modern youngsters will find a way to
do without them entirely.
Mr. 0 C. Hall and Mr. Arthur
Hedge had some splendid replies in
defense of Negro Music, in the col
umns of the Dispatch Mail Bag.
Wait and watch for the Masquer
ade-Valentine-Prize Ball to be given
by the G. F. G. T. Club at Union Hall,
Valentine Night, Tuesday, Feb. 14.
FOR RENTThree modern fur
nished rooms, for man and wife, or
single men. 655 St. Anthony Ave.,
tel. Forest 9233.advertisement (1).
PIONEER LODGE NO. 1, F. A.
M, meets first and third Monday In
each month at Masonic Hall, 688 Rondo
street, at 8:00 p. m. W. Thomas.
W. M., W. S. Archer, Secy,, 498 Carroll
HOUSEHOLD OF RUTH NO. 553. G. U.week
O of O meets the third Monday in each
month at Union Hall, corner of Aurora and
Kent streets at 8 00 P. M. Mrs Lillian
Brown, N Mrs Carrie E Lindsay,
W R, 918 Woodbridge StAdvertisement.
Oflleei Cedar 0808 Rea.i Dale 2947
BM.I 78 St. Anthony Ave.
MRS. T. H. LYLES
T. H. LTLB UNDERTAKING CO.
Uv W. Fourth St. ST. PAUL
For RentOne furnished room,
modern every way, 449 S. Hamline
Ave., Cor. James and Hamline Ave.
Tel. Midway 6077. Advertisement.
Mrs. M. G. Williams' two hundred
and fifty word essay on the late B.
T. Washington was awarded one ofo'clock
the prizes offered by the Chicago De
Mrs. D. S. Taylor, 144 Charles St.,
who has been quite ill at her home,
has been taken to the N. P. B. A. hos
pital at Midway where she remains
The managers of the Crispus At
tucks Home are arranging for the
annual' Charity Ball for its benefit at
Union Hall on Feb. 21. Watch for
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Strong of Spo
kane, Wash., and R. S. Strong of Win
nipeg, Can., have been called to the
bedside of their mother, Mrs. Julia
Strong, who has been ill for a num
ber of months.
Mrs. Kittie Edwards, wife of Mr.Swift's
George Edwards, 189 W. 4th St.,several
mother of Mrs. Ethel Wilson and Mrs.
Nobels Houser, died Wednesday, Feb.
1. Notice of funeral later. Mrs.
Edwards had been a resident of St.
Paul for more than twenty years.
FOR SALENo. 179 Charles St.
Seven rooms and summer kitchen
gas, pipeless furnace. Price low.
Terms reasonable. W. T. Francis,
Central Metropolitan Bank Bldg.
The second of the series of Winter
Dances to be given by Gopher Lodge,
Elks, will be given at beautiful Ar
cadia Hall, corner of Eighth and Ceports
dar streets. It will be a Fancy Dress
Valentine Ball, Feb. 13.
"Lend me a dollar, George
Here you are, but why don't
you get a small home bank
from a Savings institution, save
small coins and draw on your
bank account to tide you over
to payday? It's easy and fine.
93 East Fourth Street
In sad but loving memory of
my dear husband, John A.
Sayles, who died one year ago,
January 31, 1921.
What is home without one's
Of all the things the world
And,' when I lost my
I surely lost my dearest friend
Who wore a crown of patience,
The years he struggled on.
Those hands, that now rest for
Were the hands that made
Husband, dear, I am so lonely,
How I miss your loving face
But you left me to remember,
None on earth can fill your
LULA A. SAYLES.
Rev. W. A. Jackson, D. D., pastor
of Grace Chapel C. M. E. church, 560
Rondo St., will deliver an address at
Welcome Hall tomorrow afternoon at
3:30 o'clock taking for his subject,
"The Way Out, Climb Up."
NOTICEFor Madam C. J. Walk
er's Method Of Hair Culture, for
Ladies also Wavo for men. Apply
to Miss Zilda Hightower, Resident
Work, 668 St. Anthony Ave., Tel.
One of the great events of next
will be the Mid-Winter Break
fast of Minnesota Federation of Col
ored Women's Clubs at Masonic Hall,
588 Rondo St., Wednesday, Feb. 8, at
12 o'clock noon.
Mrs. R. F. Wilson, chairman of the
Ways and Means committee, is also
chairman of the breakfast which is
given for the benefit of the committee.
The menu for the breakfast is as
follows: Oyster cocktail, chicken
patties, escalloped potatoes, fruit
salad, French peas, hot rolls, coffee.
The price of the breakfast is 75
cents and all persons who desire to
enjoy this beautiful breakfast MUST
make reservations by telephoning to
Mrs. Wilson, Elk 1896. More than
twenty reservations have already been
Of the Minnesota Federation of Colored
The mid-winter session of the Min
nesota Federation of Colored Women's
Clubs will convene in St. Paul, next
Wednesday, Feb. 8.
The first session will be held at
Masonic Hall, 588 Rondo street, at 3
P. M. Business and program.
The evening session will convene at
8:00 P. M. at St. James A. M. E.Paul
church, Jay and Fuller streets.
The principal feature of the even
ing session will be the observance of
Douglass Day and Dr. Earl S. Weber
will deliver an address on the life of
Mrs. May Black Mason will be in
charge of the program.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these sessions.
SUSIE B. EVANS, President.
EDYTHE BRAY SETTLES,
Mr. J. A. Hanly, 558 St. Anthony
Ave., who on Dec. 10th had a fall at
packing house and fractured
ribs which confined him to his
home ever since, is again able to be
out, though still suffering from his
Walter T. Lemon, chairman of theW.
Ramsey County Republican committee,
has issued a call for the Rebublican
Ramsey County convention to meet
in the Marquette room of the Ryan
hotel at 1:00 P. M., March 18. There
will be 219 delegates.
On last Sunday morning at Pilgrim
Baptist church, Misses Elizabeth
Johnson and Beulah Stevens and
Reginald Johnson, gave excellent re
of the International S. S. con(onlv
vention recently held at the First) V".~ v~ "r
Baptist church thi-s- city.
It conies from a reliable source,
that one of the proprietors of a down
town department store does not desire
the colored people to patronize the
Tea Rooms in the store, but if they
desire to spend thousands of dollars
for merchandise it will be acceptable.
Mrs. J. S. Butler was slugged and
robbed a short distance from her
home at 321 Farrington Ave. on last
Friday night, by a highwayman.
Her screams attracted the attention of
neighbors who found her lying on the
sidewalk. Her purse contained only
Fun lovers should go over to thepeople
Prize Carnival to be given by St. An
thony Lodge and Household of Ruth
at Elks' Hall, Sixth Ave. N. and Lyn-"ame
dale, Minneapolis, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings, Feb. 15 and 16.
Tickets 15 cents. More than 1,000
tickets have already been sold and it
bids fair to be a howling success.
A very delightful card party was
given at Masonic Hall Tuesday even
ing by Mrs. R. Wilson, chairman
of the ways and means committee of
the State Federation of Women's
Clubs. Twelve tables were played, 'holding a series of meetings at Me-
First prize was won by Mrs. R. B. jmorial Bantist church has attracted
Mouldem Minneapolis second prize, great crowds and the church has been
Mr. John T. Claibourne third prize, filled every night. Last Sunday night
Mrs. R. D: Wiley. A damty lunch was his sermon, "Stirring the Eagle's
served. The affair was quite a sue- Nest," and later, '"Dr Bones/'
cess in every way. brought "out a*full house.
JOHN W. BLAIR
AN OLD AND RESPECTED CITIZEN
OF ST. PAUL PASSES ON.
He Was the Hero of the Hinckley
Holocaust and the Burning of the
lll-Fated St. Paul and Duluth Train
at Skunk Lake, Minn., September
Although Mr. John Wesley Blair
had been a sick and suffering man
and was confined to his home for
loving many months, his death on last Sun
day, January 29th, was quite a
shockd community in which he ha
lived so long and was so highly re-
spectecLby all who knew him.
Mr. Blair was born April 27th,
1853 near Little Rock, Ark.
He lived for a few years in the
state of Illinois where he met and
married Miss Emma Bell, December
28, 1881, at Henry, 111.
Mr. Blair, with his family, moved
to St. Paul in 1887 and resided here
until his death.
He was a member of St. James A.
M. E. church and was also a member
of Perfect Ashlar Lodge, F. and A.
M., the Constitory and Nobles of tlie
The deceased was a long sufferer
from diabetes, but was always hone-1
ful and cheerful and fully apprecia
ted the loving care he constantly re
ceived from his faithful wife.
The funeral of the deceased was
held at his late residence, 517 Rondo
street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, under the auspices of Perfect
Ashlar Lodge F. and A. M., the offi
cers of which performed the ritual
istic ceremonies at the house and at
The funeral ceremonies consisted
of hymn by St. James A. M. E.
choir, "Fade Each Earthly Joy."
Prayer ,Rev. W. A. Jackson, pas
tor of Grace Chapel C. M. E. church.
Hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee."
Remarks, Rev. George W. Camp,
pastor of Zion Presbyterian church.
Obituary read by Dr. H. .P.
Solo, "Face to Face," by Dr. Lil
Funeral Sermon, Dr. H. L. P. Jones.
The funeral was under the direction
of Mrs. T. H. Lyles, interment at
The funeral was very largely at
tended and the floral tributes were
very numerous and beautiful.
Mr. Blair is survived by his wife,
two sons, Athol and Robert, three sis
ters, two brothers, brother-in-law Dr.
H. J. Bell, St. Paul sister-in-law,
Mrs. Sidney Wagoner, of Peoria, 111.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to tender our sincere and
heartfelt thanks to our many friends
and neighbors for their aid and words
of sympathy during the illness and
at the death of our husband and fath
er, John Wesley Blair. And especially
do we wish to thank the ilonors for
their numerous and beautiful floral
The death of Mr. Blair will doubt
less, recall to the minds of the
timers," at least, the terrible Hinck
ley fire of September 1, 1894, in
which the deceased played so import
ant a part as to gain for himself
the title of "hero" and caused the
people to give him a public testimo
nial at old Market Hall, cor. Seventh
The testimonial was the outcome of
the personal efforts of Messrs. T. R.
C. Taylor, the late T. H. Lyles and
J. Q. Adams, and the hall was packed
Mr. Lyles presided and Messrs. W.
T. Francis and J. Q. Adams acted as
secretaries. There were 25 vice pres
idents, 13 of whom are still living,
and ten still in this city.
The meeting was addressed by
Hon. C. D. O'Brien, ex-mayor of St.
Ex-Senator G. B. Dougherty,
of Duluth Hon. O. L. O'Gorman, Dr.
W. H. Carey and Rev. R. C. Quarles.
Letters were read from O. C. Hart
man and J. E. Lobdell of Duluth, and
Mrs. Anna L. Munson of St. Paul,
who were passengers on the train,
bearing testimony of Mr. Blair's
bravery and heroic labors.
The late Atty. L. McGhee with
one of his eloquent and characteristic
speeches presented to the hero a large
pold medal, designed by W. A. Hazel.
The pin bar is a facsimile in gold and
red enamel of the car which Mr. Blair
had charge of, and is inscribed "St.
Paul and Duluth Ry.,' "Reclining
Chair Car 56." Attached to the bar
by two delicate chains is the medal
proper in the shape of the cross of
the Legion of Honor, and on its face
is engraved: "Sep. 1st. HINCK-
LEY, Minn., 1874." On the reverse
is this inscription: "Presented to John
Blair by the Afro-Americans of
St. Paul in recognition of his heroic
conduct it Skunk Lake, Sept. 1, 1874."
Mr. Blair received the medal and
modestly renlied: "I am very sorry
I have not language at my command
to express mv gratitude for the many
flattering tributes which have been
paid me tonight and since that never
to be forgotten occasion. All I can
sav is that on that awful afternoon I
did what I thought to be my
The memories of this night
-*--J and the kindness vou have shown me
%hll be cherished as long as I live.
ADMISSION 50 CENTS
I thank vo
The St. Paul and Duluth Rv. also
presented a handsome gold watch to
Mr. Blair, pronerlv inscribed, and
these mnmentoes were the most hierh
lv cherished of his earthly possess
Mrs. Sidnev Wagoner, of Peoria,
Fl.. a sis+er of Mrs. Blair, who came
to the citv on account of Mr. Blair's
death, left for her home Jast nisrht.
accompanied bv Mrs. B^aif, who will
spend several weeks with her sister.
There are still a great number of
out of work, and if any one
knows of a job at any time, he will!
be helping his fellowmen by reporting! FIRST JPR.IZE
at once to Hall Bros. Barber 1
Shop, Pittsburg, Bldg.
CASE CAR SERVICEPersons de
siring motor car service for any ocT
casion may get the use of an elegant
new seven-nassenger Case sedan, by
calling at 526 W. Central Ave.,
tween Mackubin and Kent Sts., or
calling-.tro Dale- 473(h_ Rates reason
I -Rev. J. W.^ Harris" who" has been
Corner of Eighth and Cedar Streets, St. Paul
Monday Even'g, Feb, 13
GOOD MUSIC BY PROF. MOORE'S JAZZ HOUNDS
PRIZE WALTZ CONTEST
FIRST AND SECOND PRIZES
Refreshments by Elk Committee Prizes Given Away
COMMITTEE O ARRANGEMENTS
Edw. Eastman, Chairman, A J. Todd, W T. Thurston, W A Yeiser
E. Gough, Sa Wright, Gilbert, Chas. Edwards, Moore
Earl Jones, Floor Manager.
DON'T MISS IT will show Rube, Foster and his justly
celebrated Chicago American Giants,
including, Torrientti, the Babe Ruth
ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDI- of the Colored National League, play-
NARYUnder the auspices of the ing for the league leadership in op-
Minneapolis Fraternal Association, position to the Kansas City Monarchs
one th biggest and best entertain- also Sam Crawford, Captain of the
has ever been offered will K. C. Monarchs, with his all star
be presented at the biggest and most team, defeat the Chicago Giants and
beautiful hall in Minneapolis, viz: the Detroit Stars. Other pictures will
ARCADIA DANCING ACADEMY, be the Elks at Kansas City, the Odd
5th St. S., opposite Court House. The Fellows at St. Joseph and the Knights
entertainment will consist of the won- of Pythias at Topeka. There will be
derful photoplay, "As the World two picture shows, one at 8:30 and
Moves On," with Jack Johnson, ex- again at 10:00 P. M. Dancing until
heavyweight world champion playing 1:45 A. M. Music by Stevens Or-
the lead, supported by an all star chestra. Admission 75 cents. W. C.
cast, including the Afro-Spanish Jeffrey, Pres. W. R. Morris, Treas.
beauty, Miss Blanche Thompson and Ralph Watson, Jas. H. Burke, Wm. H.
America's leading colored photoplay Walker, B. Finney, F. G. Thomas,
star, Reed Thomas. Seven big reels chairmen.Advertisement.
TH E CLU
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Corner Kent St. and Aurora Ave.
TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14
TAXIES AT MIDNIGHT
FEATURE O THE OCCASION
WILlj E THE
PRIZE GUESSING CONTEST
Everyone who gets an admission ticket will be
entitled to make a guess of the number of
-beans in a jar that is on exhibition at
.Utley's Barber Shop 311 Wabasha St.
The One Guessing The Number Will Receive:
SECOND PRIZE 7.50
HIRD PRIZE 2.50
MUSIC BY PROF. MOORE'S JAZZ HOUNDS
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