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to spend his dollars when earned where and
when he pleases. An equal right to have a
voice in laws that govern him and for which
laws he has shed his blood freely.
It is impossible for a house to stand erect
and lasting when the foundation is unstable.
It is utterly impossible for America to be
a true democracy, when by unconstitutional
acts, the minority rules the majority, when
over twelve (12) millions of her most loyal
citizens are denied the rights of citizenship.
To help change this condition let us live
in the today; yesterday is past. Let us band
together in a new era ; lt't us he useful to
each other, progressive, starting more busi
nesses, even small ones (the oak was once
an acorn). Let us help conserve the financial
resources of our race and help thus in the
economic independence which will win a
place quicker than in any other way. One
of our greatest needs today is more capital
to achieve the success due us, and to cope
with the keen competition of the business
world. Capital knows no color line, thrift
and success will win a place in business.
Successful co-operative stores, chains of
them, steam laundries, our own hotels, shops
of all kinds. Co-operation and organization
will bring this about.
Remember, men of my race, that if you
can be trusted janitors and servants, in
many cases having complete charge of the
places where you are employed; if you can
give satisfaction in menial positions, be as
sured that as owners and proprietors of
these same businesses you can also give satis
faction. Sooner or later, more and better
opportunities will present themselves and
you will find that service to yourselves first,
to your country next, will command lasting
To the women of my race, let me beg you,
as mothers and builders of home, to stop
teaching our children to be ashamed of their
slave foreparents. Rather should we teach
them pride in the sterling worth of them,
let them know that their honesty, faithful
ness to their masters, and the trust placed
in them as a whole, was never betrayed and
this, more than any other trait, had helped
make us the loyal lovers of our America
regardless of the cruel changes of the past
years. Teach our boys and girls to have
the same confidence in their parents and
their country. Do not let them leave school
the first time they think they want more
than you call give them. The higher edu
cation makes us better citizens, fits us for
any position that is offered, finds us always
ready for any call made. The response and
efficiency shown by all those of us chosen
for business and positions of trust during
the recent war proves this. We were given
another opportunity to prove our loyalty,
and we were found ready and worthy. Our
men were sent over seas over the protest of
those high in authority; so much criticism
had been made, so much doubt expressed,
that even our friends were anxious to see
whether we would make good. It was a test
indeed, but if any doubt remained after the
glorious conduct of our men, after the hero
ism of whole companies, of individuals and
men that we handicapped by lack of good
arms and ammunition, using, even
pickaxes and cook kettles to rout the enemy
around, the doubt has been overcome.
We must join our National bodies, lend
our aid and support to these mouthpieces of
our race. The N. A. A. C. P. with only
00.000 members and 10,000 of those whites,
should have enrolled every man and woman
of thinking- age. The day the armistice
was signed a Negro was lynched in Ala
bama. The day President Wilson landed
in Brest to help make the world safe and
a fit place to live in, one of our race men
was burned on the public square in Texas,
and while they sat around the peace table,
a black man was burned in Georgia. I could
give you case after case, but suffice it to
tell you that we have had an average of two
lynchings a week since the Civil War. Now,
if all of our race would become members of
our National bodies, don't you realize that
twelve millions of united people, standing
together like the Kock of Gibralter, would
change this state of affairs. Try it and see.
Now thai we see the silent, ominous revolu
tion in this country, let us remember how
seriously it concerns us. and become organ
ized to seek out the remedy and help apply
it. and the sooner the better for us.
Our club work in this country has in the
past four years, increased greatly in num
bers. From state to stale our work is being
parried on. until now We have 42 slates en
rolled in our National, from 50,000 women
in 1913 to over 300,000 in 1918. Property
owned now. partial figures and values in
National Report nearly one-half million dol
lars. Money raised for charity in 1!)1(> to
1!)1S-1!>1!) is over $400,000. Money used
for schools, support of children's homes, day
nurseries, reformatories and old people's
homes, etc., is over two-thirds millions of
SPECIAL WORK AS GIVEN ME FROM;
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF AG-
RICULTURE AND STATE COLLEGES
IN SOUTHERN STATES:
Clubs enrolled 50,095 girls.
Girls take the same four year course of
study as given white girls; are taught gar
dening, sewing, breadmaking, cooking, care
of poultry, and the special work on canning.
In fifteen Southern states in 1918 these
Colored Girls' Clubs put up from garden
plots of their own, goods worth $70,933.80
in cans; dried produce to the amount of
40,134 pounds of vegetables and 421,168
pounds of fruit, valued at $04,1)41.40.
Besides these products of their own, as
put up, they conserved .$4(5,100.45 worth of
fruit and other products.
The total value of work as done by our
own girls during 1918 in these 15 Southern
states was $241,401.85. Hurrah!!
We are thankful indeed that our women
are not asleep; that we are doing things
worth while, for it is no small thing to
work and carry on to success, in spite of
all the opposing forces, these worthy things
that our club women are doing daily, for
love of the work and for our boys and girls,
the future men and women of our race, for
it is true that a great work like this in
which we are engaged, demands a great
sacrifice and you people that are not capable
of a great sacrifice are not capable of doing
great work, for the first and fundamental
step in the reconstruction of society is for
everyone in a position of leadership to recog
nize this universal, spiritual awakening and
to make it the basis of every attempt at
social betterment. It is useless for us to
talk and bewail the conditions and the old
state of affairs. They are gone forever and
the world is moving forward, improving as
it moves, and we as a race must move with
the tide or be swept away into oblivion. Co
operation and loyalty will accomplish every
thing. Patronize our own race in every in
dustry which they promote. Patronize every
t*ace leader that comes to your locality no
matter what the local conditions are, and
realize that in Union there is strength, and
that you will benefit from the message
brought you. Be like sponges, absorbing
every good thought that you can get. and
know that you can do so much more to help
your own locality if you will catch the clear
vision and magnitude of this great work in
which we are engaged. Let US as club wo
men never forget our mottos: "Lifting as
we (limb," and "Today is ours for United
Service." Know that these mottos mean
faith in each other, trust in our Redeemer
that has enabled US to make of our race
what it is today and let us further emulate
His example by doing good to all, help the
struggling members of our race that cannot
Remember the cry of our women in these
"Out of the wildness. out of the night,
Has the black woman crawled into the light,
Beaten by lashes, bound by chains,
A beast of burden, but with heart and brains.
She has come thro' sorrow and need and woe,
And the cry of her heart is, to know, to
Red with anguish her way has been,
This suffering woman with dusky skin
For centuries fettered and bound to earth,
Slow her (infolding to freedom's birth:
Slow her rising from burden and ban
To till the stature of normal woman.
Coming thro' valleys of black despair,
She has borne what no white "woman ever
And the rry of her heart is to higher go."
Mr. Thomas Jefferson of Everett at tend
ed the St. John's Day ceremonies at the
Grace Presbyterian church last Sunday and
was one of the speakers of the occasion.
Mi. Ralph Jones entertained at the Y.
M. C. A. last Monday evening with Miss
Mabel Bird as honored guest.
Miss Rosman Williams, who has been
visiting in the city for the past two weeks,
left for her home in Roslyn last Monday
morning, where she will remain but a short
time, when she will leave for Chicago,
where she will matriculate in a university
Mass Mabel Turner and Mr. George Con
way were married last Saturday evening at
the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Turner, 1735 Twenty-fifth
avenue, surrounded by a host of admiring
friends. Turner is not quite, but al
most a native daughter.
After a long and painful illness Mrs.
Jennie (Mark, who lias been a resident of
Seattle for the pasi thirty years, passed to
her reward last Wednesday evening. No
one in the city among those with whom she
mingled was more widely or more favorably
known than she and her death will he
mourned by a host of friends and acquaint
ances. She was in business in Seattle for
a number of years.
Mrs. John T. Gayton and her daughter,
Miss Louise, after an absence of some six
teen days a 1 Firlands, are at home again,
but little the* worse for ware on account of
their smallpox experience.
Rev. Reynolds of Portland. Oregon, who
was in the Sound country for some ten
days, returned to his home last Tuesday.
Dr. 1). T. Cnrdwell was in Everett' last
Thursday evening, a guest of the Federation
of Women's Clubs of Washington.
Major Sherwood of Si. Paul, was a guest
at the home of Rev. and Mrs. W. I). Carter
for a few days the past week, lie was re
turning from Arizona whither he went to
set up a Shriners' Lodge.
The Seattle Branch of the National As
sociation for the Advancement of Colored
People Avill give fin all-day picnic and even
ing dance ;it Fbrtnna Park, Wednesday,
August 4tli, to which the general public is
invited to partciipate.
Following the sorrowful exhibition of the
Alhambra Giants against the Renton Cubs
in Renton, Sunday, has caused the manager
to start a general shake up. As a result
Charlie Tanner lias been secured as a.
catcher for the aggregation.
The manager states that after the game
on June 27th wild the Micado Eagles, an
other shake up will occur if the changes do
not bring results. The new catcher may be
seen in action next Sunday a! Liberty Park.
(There is logic in your madness Mr
The Alpha Tennis Club is uivinu' a hike
Sunday morning. Starting ai 23rd and
Madison at 6:30 o'clock they will go to
Seward Park. They are furnishing all food
asking only that you bring yourself.
The Self Improvement Girls' Club had
many strangers as guests a 1 their dance last
Monday night. These strangers are stop.
ping over on their way to Portland.
-Miss Mable Byrd left last Wednesday
morning for her home in Portland to spend
the summer vacation. She was attending
the University of Washington last winter.
Mr. Crossway, a student of the University
of .Minnesota, is spending a few days in the
city. He is on his way to Portland to at
tend the Shriner'a convention.
Dame Rumor has it and lias had it for
some time, that Mrs. Isabel Washington will
in a few months become Mrs. A. C. Oropp.
(If you want to keep a secret, toll it to