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Seattle Colored Citizenery
According to a report made by the Rev. D. A.
Graham of Seattle, Commissioner of Survey of the
Puget Sound Conference of the A. M. E. Church, who
has but recently completed the survey of the color
ed population of Saattle, the colored citizens of Se
attle own taxable property valued at $1,500,000 and
church property valued at $70000. There are still
other parcels of rjal estate owned by non-resident
colored citizens that would easily swell this amount
to two millions dollars.
The colored citizens of the city conduct business
ent rprises as follows: Three grocery stores, one
haberdashery, one second hand furniture store, three
real estate offic ;s, one cabaret, seven barber shops,
one factory, seven restaurants, six jbeautjy parlors,
ten rooming houses, four fuel dealers, four physicians,
two dentists, one undertaker, three chiropodists,
seven U. S. mail carriers, nine U. S. mail clerks, nine
transfer men, two hair manufacturers, four carpenters,
five cement contractors, four house painters and d3C
orators, two shoemakers, three miners, three ranch
ers, three publishers, one attorney, one public sten
ographer, seventeen musicians, four manicurists,
eleven tailors, one d:rmotologist, two laundrymen,
thre > music teachers, one bactriologist, fifty (58) eight
er, two machinists, one stock clerk, one book keep
ty seven mechanics, twenty six long shoromen, one
adjuster, one shipping clerk, one aviator, one sail
maker, one embalm ?r, ten hair dressers, fifteen chauf
feurs, two night watchmen, thirty three railroad
porters, forty six janitors, six clerks, one book keep
er, two machinists, one stick clerk, seven custodians
of buildings, four seamstresses, one engineer, four
bank messengers, fifteen gas workers.
There are three permanently established church
es in the city, the First A. M. E. church with a mem
bership of 269; the Mt. Zion Baptist church with a
membership of 337 and the Grace Presbyterian with
a membership of 83. Memberships of other denomina
tions ara Episcopalians 14; Church of God 7; Catho
lics 16; Russellites 2; Christian Sciene 10; Seventh
Day Adventists 7; Pentacostals 4.
Educationally speaking there are 48 high school
students, 93 high school graduates, 166 college stu
dents and 28 college graduates.
In a like manner will the Rev. Graham survey all
of the Pacific Coast cities in which ther3 are any col
ored citizens, which, when compiled, will bo a refer
enca guide for such persons as are interested in the
uplift work of the colored citizens of this country.
To stop street cars at railroad crossings or draw
bridges should a motorman ignore a signal, an inventor
has designed a spring bumper to be raised level with
their front sills.
In Hawaii it has been found that weeds can be
kept down in sugar plantations by covering the
fields with paper.
Ex-King Miguel's widow, who roigned six years
over Portugal, became a Benedictine nun some twenty
No man in the great Northwest is more in the
public eye than is the Rev. David A. Graham, all of which
is due to his survey work in connection with his
church. H3 has been assigned to the Pacific Coast
district and as he swings from city to city in the per
formance of hist duty he becomes the cynosure of all
eyes. For the past five yoars Mr. Graham has pastored
the Seattle church of his connection, which is the largest
church both in size and membership of the Puge Sound
conference and as such was a most brilliant success.
He has been selected as ono of the hour of this issue
of Caytons Monthly.
Three thousand six hundred and fityweight boys
and girls in the sixteen countries of Maine have
engaged this summer in agricultural club work under
the direction of the University of Maine Extension
To permit thorough cleaning, a window has been
patented that slidos up and down, swings back and
forth horizontally on a pivot in its center, and opens
sideways on hinges.
American farmers planted 14,000 acres to hemp in
1912, according to the Unitod States Department of
Agriculture. The crop is valued at about $1,500,000.
The Japanese dye industry is practically out of
existence due to the lack of raw materials and chem
D. A. Graham, D. D.