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Cayton's weekly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1916-1921, June 22, 1918, Image 2

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TOWN TOPICS
The Negro Business Men's League has
adjourned for the summer.
The Federated Clubs of Colored Women
of ilie Stale of Washington will convene
in Seattle next Wednesday.
Prof. Kelly Miller will be entertained by
;i number of prominent colored citiens dur
ing liis brief stay in Seattle. He will ar
rive Wednesday morning and'depart Thurs
day forenoon.
Rev. W. I). Carter will be the only col
ored delegate in the coining Republican
Stntc convention.
Horace R. Cayton, Jr., writes from the
Y. M. C. A. camp: "I like it up here and
while the work is a bit strenuous the fun
and finance fully compensates for the hard
work."
Colored men and boys are getting work
in the Seattle shipyards and the wages are
fine.
Z. L. Woodson has a bunch of pigs on his
ranch near Sumner, which he is sticking to
like a sick kitten to a chair post, because
he thinks they will net him a pile of money.
Woodson knows how to get the money.
Miss Don-is Grose entertained a number
of her young friends last Monday evening.
Alex Pantages continues to discriminate
against colored patrons in his play houses
and his hand should be called.
The Seattle Branch of the National As
sociation for the Advancement of Colored
People will hold its bi-montlhy meeting at
the Graco Presbyterian Church next Mon
day evening.
Mrs. Jennie Vrooman has presented the
Mt. Zion Baptist Church v/ith a manificent
clock, which was unveiled last Sunday.
Rev. W. J). Carter assisted by Rev. E. A.
Johnson officiated at the funeral of the
late Frank Smith last Sunday.
If you know of any place young colored
school girls can secure lucrative employ
ment for the summer, consider it your
Christian duty to give some of them the
information.
Among the Spokane delegates to the Fed
orated Clubs next week will be Mrs. E. N.
J. Sims, at one time a leading teacher of
both Mississippi and Oklahoma.
Mrs. Nelson T. Fisher is now a regular
notary public and the first colored woman
of the Northwest to hold such a commis
sion.
Oscar Collins is now driving an elegant
car and handles the wheel like an adept.
Hurr Williams, who returned last week
from his eclipse tour, denies that he got
lost in the darkness, but has been looking
for a farm on which to settle.
B. K. Brown and many other from Ta
coma attended the funeral of the late
Frank Smith last Sunday.
The Efficiency Club met last Tuesday
evening and had a most interesting session.
Mrs. Frank Smith wishes Cayton's Week
ly to thank one and all who so kindly as
sisted in the laying away of her husband,
even to those who but dropped a tear of re
gret.
LADIES, LOOK, LISTEN!
You are solicited to have your fancy shoes
polished at Russell Miller's Shine Shop. You
get a beter job by leaving them.
Pantages Building
FRANK SMITH
Frank Smith—Approximately two thou
sand persons attended the funeral of the
late Frank Smith, who was killed in an au
tomobile wreck last Friday morning, one
week ago. One hundred or more automo
biles followed the remains to the cemetery
and not less than #500 worth of cut flowers
were laid upon his bier by loving friends.
It was perhaps the only funeral of a col
ored person ever held in Seattle where at
least one-third of the audience was white
and a large part of them hard headed busi
ness men of financial standing in the com-
PROF. KELLY MILLER
Prof. Kelly Miller, Dean of College Deartment, Howard Uni
versity, will lecture in Seattle Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 p. m. at
Washington Hall, Fourteenth and East Fir St. Also will lecture in
Tacoma Thursday, June 27, 8 :30 p. m. at the First Congregational
Church. Subject: "Race Loyalty and National Patriotism." This
is an excellent opportunity to hear one of the foremost men in the
United States. Admission, fifty cents. Secure your tickets early.
Seats limited as everybody will be there. Committee: Z. L. Wood
son, Rev. W. D. Carter, k F. Tutt, A. R. Black. Dr. D. T. Card
well, Rev. A. W Williams.
niiuiiiy. The tear bedimed eyes of all pres
ent showed the Irgh regard they hold the
deceased, whom they had assembled to look
upon for the last time. At the bier of
Frank Smith the black man, the white
man, the Japanese, the Chinaman, the Jew
and the Gentile met and mingled without
reservation and all mourned for "my
friend."
Frank Smith had his faults, and so has
every other man, but with all his faults, he
was a square shooter and never betrayed a
friend; no, not only a frined, but not even
a foe.
Frank Smith in life fed the poor, visited
and comforted the sick, gave to charity
and in short did the most of those things
that the down and outer was most in need
of, and if he does not reap a reward on the
other side of life then there is nothing in
doing those things. "He was my friend
and I loved him," said the Rev. W. D.
Carter as he discoursed over his remains,
and in this he voiced the sentiment of that
great concourse of people there assembled.
"I rushed to the morgue to see his remains
as soon as I heard of the accident," said a
former chief of police, "not that I could do
any good, but because I felt like shedding
a tear over the man, though a clubman, he
had given the police department less trou
ble than any man, white or black, that had
ever run a 'social club' in Seattle." Let
those near and dear to Frank Smith be con
soled by the high esteem in which he was
held by all manner of man in the Puget
Sound country as was shown at his funereal
ceremonies. Peace to his ashes.

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