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TELEPHONE: BEACON 1910
Cayton's Weekly joins with hundreds of
others who have known Dr. F. B. Cooper
since he has lived in Seattle, in refjrettinj.''
that he will leave us for the "front" next
Monday. Since coming to Seattle he has
identified himself with all of the movements
for the uplift and has heen one of the most
active in pushing them along;. He has
built up a splendid dental practice, all of
which he will leave to scatter as it will or
may. Like the most of the successful col
ored men in the West, Dr. Cooper has as
lar«e white as black trade. He will be a
member of the medical corps at the front
and in all probability will sail for France
as soon as he reports for duty. A number
of social courtesies have been extended to
him within the past week, which will con
tinue until the hour of his departure.
At the bimonthly meeting of the Nation
al Association for the Advancement of Col
ored People, which was held ni the Grace
Presbyterian Church last Monday evening,
some forty odd members were present and
considerable routine business was transacted.
President Stone stated in the outset that it
was not only a meeting for the purpose of
the new members getting acquainted with
each other, but to also enlighten the new
members of what the organiation was actu
ally doing for the advancement of colored
people all over the United States, and to
that end he read at length from the annual
statement issued by the general secretary.
Twenty-seven dollars, the proceeds of a ball
given by Mrs. J. A. Vrooman, were turned
over to the treasurer and the organization
by a rising vote extended thanks to her.
After the adjournment a magnificent eola
tion which had been prepared and arranged
by the refreshment committee was served.
Rev. Barber was one of the new members
and spoke briefly.
\j. T. Hart, lieutenant governor of the
state, was a Seattle visitor last Tuesday
and in the course of conversation with the
editor hereof he said: "I will not be a can
didate to succeed myself and I am not sure
that I will be a candidate for any office."
Gov. Hart was one of the speakers at the
Tacoma reception to Prof. Kelly Miller.
"I am glad you reminded me of the fact
that Lecturer Miller is one and the same
person as Kelly Miller, the writer of the
open letter to President Wilson, entitled
The Shame of Democracy, and I will go
back and give the book a second reading,"
said the governor, while in Seattle.
Horace R. Cayton, Jr., spent a couple of
days visiting with his family the past week.
returning to his work Thursday. Each of
the thirty-three boys is allowed a two day
vacation and this being his time off, he blew
down home to sec the folks. "I am de-
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY. JUNE 29, 1918
lighted with the work and am there for all
Hummer. We have been working every
Sunday and as much overtime as the hoys
will put in, hut the Sunday work will prob
ably he cut out and only straight time will
be put in by the hoys. There are seven
hoys in a tent and strict army rules are
maintained. All must retire at 9 o'clock
and any one heard talking after retiring
hour will he punished as the court sees fit.
All must rise promply at 5:50 o'clock and
he ready for hreakfa'st at the sound of the
gong. I am captain and librarian of my
tent and likewise a member of the council.
We are all enjoying ourselves hugely and
the health of the hoys is just fine."
Mrs. A. Lynch, whose husband was re
cently discharged from the U. S. Army and
is now working- at the Butler grill, has been
seriously ill for the past month and but
recently returned from the hospital.
In welcoming Prof. Kelly Miller last Wed
nesday evening; Mayor Hanson said things
about Seattle and her official family that
pleased the thrones of colored men and
women who listened to him. Yes, he said
thing's that, if he as mayor of Seattle lives
np to will greatly endear him to them.
When first talked of for mayor no one was
more objectional to the colored voters for
that office than Oley Hanson, but he and
one other were nominated and the colored
voters, as they then saw it, choose between
two evils and supported Hanson. He prom
ised to be fair and impartial if elected and
thus far he has kept his word and it is the
hope of every colored person he will so con
Fifty members of the Harmony Lodge, A.
F. and M. of Seattle, chartered a car and
proceeded to Everett last Sunday to be
present at the annual services of the Ever
ett lodge. The Rev. S. J. Collins preached
the annual sermon, which, by all present
was pronounced par excellent. It will be
remembered that many of the Masons of Ev
erett visited Seattle a few weeks ago when
the annual sermon for Harmony was
preached. These are splendid get together
meetings and it is to be regretted that
more of the fraternities do not follow in
the wake of the Masons.
Washington Hall was never filled with a
more enthusiastic audience than the one
assembled there last Wednesday evening
to greet Prof. Kelly Miller. Mr. Tutt in
troduced the Rev. W. D. Carter as chair
man of the evening, who after a brief talk
introduced or presented Mayor Hanson. It
fell to the lot of Andrew R. Black, an at
torney at law, and himself a graduate of
1 Toward University, of which Prof. Miller
is dean, to present the professor to the au
dience. Mr. Black's remarks were brief,
but interpersed with apt illustration, which
put the audience in a happy frame of mind
to receive the speaker of the evening. The
band interspersed the program with splen
did musical selections.
A score or more colored waiters have been
put in the dining room of the New Washing
ton hotel, thus making another opening for
colored men, which will prove to be quite
a financial harvest. Something over a year
ago colored men were given the dining room
of the Butler hotel and there have been
few changes among them since it first op
ened, so lucrative is the job. The New
Washington will, it is here predicted, pay
those so fortunate as to he selected to work
in the dining room even more than does
the Butler as it is patronized by a more
wealthy class of tourists. The colored man
who is idle today does not want to work
and some steps should he taken to make
Despite the fact that Seattle men were
solely responsible for Prof. Kelly Miller's
tour of the Northwest, yet he had less op
portunity to meet the general public in Se
attle than in any other large city of the
Northwest. In Spokane he spoke before the
Chamber of Comemrce at its regular noon
day lunch and to the general public in the
evening". In Tacoma he spoke to the Cham
ber of Commerce at noon and to the public
in the evening;, while here he eonly had an
opportunity to speak in the eveningl. If at
any place a public function aside from his
regular lecture were given for him, it should
have been in Seattle. So far as the commit
tee in charge of the arrangements is con
cerned it may have been unavoidable, but
it was so, which is very regrettable.
There was still another colored delegate
from King* county to the Republican State
Convention besides Rev. W. D. Carter in the
person of Dr. David T. Cardwell and, be
it said to his credit, he is one of the most
active Republicans of Seattle. He was more
or less disappointed that more colored men
did not interest themselves in the caucausses
that a larger colored delegation be named
by the county convention to attend the state
convention. At Tacoma the two colored
delegates stepped just as spry, carried their
heads just as high and looked just as wise
from their alloted seats as the white dele
Without suffix or prefix Prof. Kelly Mill
er is one of the learned men of the world.
A sane Fourth sounds good, but if one
shows signs of saneness the coming Fourth,
in view of the recent Italian victories, such
an one will have to be pronounced tempor
Billy Kaiser is doubtless Bill Blue about
now, but we all seem to have our troubles.
It's day light when we go to bed and day
light when we get up and yet we are in
bed such a short time that we almost meet
ourselves coming back as we go to bed.
Partisanism has been buried by the Presi
dent, but buried in such a shallow grave
that it gives him no trouble to pull it out
every time an appointment is to be made.
In the Great Civil war thousands of fami
lies did not have three pounds of sugar a
month for the whole family to say nothing
of three pounds for each member of the
family. The most of us preach economy for
the other felwlow, but go right on practic
ing the same extravagance that we have al
ways done. Charity should always begin
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