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the place of the horse, and the aviator is
contesting with the birds of the air the
right of way.
To the man whom we have gathered to
honor tonight, I am permitted to present,
as a small evidence of my love and rever
ence, this beautiful cake, on the celebration
of his birthday—lß6l-1919.
For nearly thirty years John Franklin
Cragwell has lived in Seattle—more than
half of his life—and during all that time
he has been always more or less in the
public eye. He was the first colored man
to go from Seattle as a regular delegate to
a Republican state convention. He has
plunged in real estate and in business and
at times had money to burn, and, perhaps,
did it. He is still active and wields more
or less influence in the community. If he
keeps up his present pace much of his use
fulness is ahead instead of behind him.
Here's hoping that he will see another fifty
Twenty-five years ago at Eoslyn I met
James E. Shepperson, who was a visitor in
Seattle one day last week. At the time he
was the political factotum of the colored
population of Kittitas county, in which the
Roslyn coal mines are located. He was so,
largely because he, Jim Shepperson, or
better known as "Shep," had been instru
mental in bringing some 800 colored miners
to Roslyn, the most of whom had implicit
confidence in him. Those colored miners
broke the strike at Roslyn of months dura
tion which gave Shep a high standing
among the white citizens, so for many years
Shep was a high mogul in the councils of
the Republican party in both Kittitas coun
ty and the state of Washington. "The good
old days of Roslyn have long since gone
and never to return. There are but few
colored miners at Roslyn now and the num
ber grows smaller every year, but it is still
dear old Roslyn to me," said Shep as he
and I sat takling over old days while he
was in the city.
Emmett H. Holmes is serving his second
term as grand master of Washington and
jurisdiction and I would not be surprised
if he is not re-elected this year and next
year and so on ad infinitum. In the early
history of Masonry in Washington and
jurisdiction the position of grand master
rotated and did so until Emmett was first
elected and then the rotation jumped a cog
and since then the wheel has refused to
revolve. It is not recorded that Holmes
threw a monkey wrench into the machinery,
but I, having worked in politics with him
for the past twenty-five years, have my
suspicions that either Holmes or some close
personal friend of Holmes did throw the
monkey wrench into the machinery which
has completely disabled the rotary valves,
and as long as Holmes wills it, "there is
not gwine to be any core."
There was an important Masonic trial in
Seattle one day this week. It was of suf
ficient importance to warrant Emmett H.
Holmes, grand master of the state, being
present. As to the fellow on trial, the facts
of the case and the final outcome of the
trial I know nothing, but I felt that it was
of a serious nature as I overheard a physi
sian say to one of the men who was to sit
in judgment, "If you need a doctor I will
be at home and will be there immediately
if not sooner." Evidently he was not
called as I have heard nothing further of
the trial. The above alleged case reminds
us of a case that was being tried in Seattle
many years ago in Masonic circles. The
atmosphere had become rather heated in the
lodge room, so goes the story, and when the
brother on trial rose to defend himself the
presiding officer, J. Edward Hawkins, ruled
that the accused could not speak at that
time, whereupon the accused pulled from
his hip pocket a "45" and as he leveled it
on the house he exclaimed, "Who said I
could not speak at this time?" "Nobody,"
replied Hawkins from behind the desk, "just
speak all you want brother."
A statement made by the Public Educa
tion Association declares that there are 30,
--000 to 50,000 children in New York City
who are receiving no instruction whatever
because of the shortage of 1,000 teachers.
"Unless the salaries of teachers as well as
the conditions under which they work are
made just and attractive wa cannot retain
the force we now have, let alone obtain
New appropriations, aggregating $1,108,
--525, to schools and colleges have been made
by the General Education Board founded
by John D. Rockefeller as follows: For
medical education— to Johns Hopkins Medi
cal School, Baltimore, for the endowment of
a department of obstetrics, $400,000. To
colleges—The College of St. Catherine, St.
Paul, Minn., $100,000; Emory and Henry
College, Emory, Va., $75,000; Reed College,
Portland, Ore., $150,000; West Virginia
Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W. Va.,
$125,000; total, $450,000. For Negro edu
cation—Meharry Medical College, Nashville,
Term., $150,000; Fisk University, Nashville,
Term., $12,500; Lane College, Jackson, Term.,
$7,000; Manassas Industrial School, Mana-s
sas, Virvinia, $2,000; Perm Normal and In
dustrial School, Frogmore,, St. Helena Is
land, S. C, $6,000; Spelman Seminary, At
lanta, Ga., $5,000; St. Augustine School,
Raleigh, N. C, $2,000; Virginia Normal and
Industrial Institute, Petersburg, Va., $500;
Home-Makers' Club Work in the South,
$43,575; Summer Schools for Negro Teach
ers, $29,950; total, $258,525.
The latest reports from all parts of the
nation indicate that the colored students of
the United States have subscribed to the
united war work fund nearly $50,000. Out
of approximately 130 secondary and col
legiate schools only about 100 have reported.
The quota for colored schools was $30,000.
C. H. Tobias, secretary of the international
committee of the Y. M. C. A., was national
director. Miss Catherine LeAlted represent
ed the woman students.
"We kings must stick together," said
Bill, upon a time, "through every kind of
weather, through every brand of crime. By
heaven 'tis appointed that all the crowned
galoots, wtih rancid oil anointed, should
travel in cahoots. To all kings I am broth
er; we'll soon be going lame, if we don't
back each other, and play each other's
game." Then many kings were reigning
some fourteen hours a day, and all of them
were straining to make the business pay.
I saw them blithely kinging, some five brief
years ago; and they were dancing, singing,
and romppinpg to and fro. Each had his
robe of ermine, each was a gaudy cuss, the
Austrian, the German, the Bulgar and the
Russ. I have no space to mention all kings
who frolicked then, each with a high inten
tion to boss his fellow men. And now the
kings are scattered, and some of them are
dead, the snaps they had are shattered, their
swords with rust are red. They did not
stick together, they made some costly
breaks; each tanned his private leather,
each killed his private snakes. And now
the kings, anointed with mica axle grease,
find all the world disjointed, and can't en
joy our peace. WALT MASON.
STOLEN FROM THIEVES
Tt was at the door of a store which had
advertised exceptional bargains for that day,
in the jam, that Mrs. Blank saw Mrs. Brown
and rushed to shake hands with her and
''Oh, Mrs. Brown, are you here?"
"Yes, I am here., but I did not expect to
"Why, you see, I am going to join the
new league and I am getting ready for it."
"It is the Woman's league where we
pledge ourselves not to buy a hat or a gar
ment costing more than $10?"
"Yes, that is the one and I am getting
ready to join, too."
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And they entered the store together and
each bought a dress marked down from $80
to $48, and $20 hats and coats that cost
over $60 each. They went out feeling that
they could stand by their pledge.
The colonel was notified that his unit was
about to be inspected by the secretary of
war. The captain was ordered to make a
preliminary inspection to see that all was
in readiness. In one of the huts a mop
had been standing, head uppermost, against
The captain (who, by the way, is said to
be very shortsighted) on entering the room
pointed to the head of the mop and ex
claimed in a loud, sharp tone:
"Sergeant, see that man gets his hair cut
The sergeant, taking in the situation, re
"Very good, sir." And, smartly calling
out '' Attention I" he succeeded in check
ing the tittering and laughter which was on
the point of breaking out.
Pangs of jealousy were in Miss Coldfoot's
heart when she heard that her late admirer
had been accepted by Miss Lovebird and
when she happened to run across her in the
bargain rush could not resist giving a
"I hear you've accepted Jack," she
gushed. "I suppose he never told you he
once propoesd to me."
"No," answered Jack's fiancee. "He once
told me that there were a lot of things in
his life he was ashamed of, but I didn't
ask him what they were."
A little boy at school saw his teacher faint
and fall. In the confusion it was impossible
to keep so many heads cool, and the little
ones flocked round the prostrate lady and
her sympathetic colleagues. But this small
boy kept both his color and his coolness.
Standing on a bench and raising his hand,
he exclaimed: "Please, teacher, can T run
and fetch father? He makes coffins." The
peal of laughter which greeted this uncon
scious humor roused the teacher from her
short trance, and nobody enjoyed the young
ster's saying more than she did when the
circumstances were explained to her after
John McCormack, the famous tenor, tells
a story which he claims graphically illus
trates the horrors of war. On returning
from a Red Cross concert he was amazed
to find his wife laboriously trying to re
move the spots from a Palm Beach suit.
"Where's Norah?" demanded the aniazod
songbird from his perspiring wife.
"She's in the kitchen. I thought T'd do
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