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Cayton's weekly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1916-1921, September 29, 1917, Image 3

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H. R. Cayton, the enterprising publisher
of Cayton's Weekly, of Seattle, recently
issued a highly creditable number of his
paper, which he called "The Northwest
Prosperity" number. It was printed on a
fine quality of book paper profusely illus
trated with halftone cuts, and the reading
matter of good character. It certainly was
a credit to Brother Cayton's ability and
enterprise.—Camas Post.
George Maney, who is general manager
of the Tacoma Benevolent Orphan's Home
for Children, will hold a tag day rally in
the principle towns of the county including
Seattle, October 20th, for the benefit of that
home, which is located in Tacoma. Mrs.
V. L. Spencer is president and matron of
the Home and during the past year she has
cared for twenty-one orphan children. It
is incorporated under the charity laws of
the state and the association already owns
its own property, but owes about $1400 on
it, and to pay off that debt is the object of
the coming tag day. Mr. Maney has de
voted a great deal of time to the upbuild
ing of this institution and he hopes to raise
enough money to put it completely out of
Miss Leatta Sanders, who for the past
two years or more has been a stenographer
in the office of Andrew R. Black, will
leave next Sunday for California, where
she hopes to secure other employment. She
has a host of friends among the young
folks of the city and she will be greatly
missed. Miss Sanders is a very meritorious
young woman and is deserving of much suc
Cayton's Weekly is going to again ask
you and each of you to help it get a
thousand new subscribers on its books. No,
it does not expect you as an individual to
go out and work for it for nothing, but you
can get it one subscriber, and if you will
do that, you will be excused from further
labors along this line. We hope to hear
from you soon.
The Brotherhood of the Mt. Zion Bap
tist church fired its opening gun of its
winter work last Tuesday evening by hav
ing as its guest the Negro Business Men's
League of Seattle. President Cooper of
the Brotherhood seemed glad to get back
into the harness and his opening remarks
were full of good cheer for his fellowman
without regard to race or color. He, after
telling of the prearranged program for the
evening's entertainment, introduced Dr.
David T. Cardwell as master of ceremonies,
who briefly told of the objects and aims of
the Business Men's League and what it
hoped to accomplish. It is to be regretted
that the house was not full and overflowing
on this occasion for there was much said
by those who spoke that should have been
heard by every colored person in Seattle,
who hopes to better his or her condition.
Benjamin F. Tutt spoke to the subject
of ''Why We Should Have a Business
Men's League," and his remarks were prac
tical and timely. "It's the object of the
League to encourage men and women of
our race to go into business in Seattle, that
the whole race may share in the profits aris
ing from the great flood of trade that is
sweeping over this country at present.
Linked together in business means that we
would understand each other better and
work with a more united purpose. There
are numerous opportunities for colored per
sons to enter the commercial w rorld even in
Seattle and they stand in their own light
if they do not do so." Mr. Tutt was prob
ably the first man to propose the organiz
ing of a Negro Business Men's League of
Seattle and he has been a liberal supporter
of it ever since it was organized. It meets
once a month in his place of business and
that too at no expense to the League.
Dr. Cardwell had for his subject "Local
Conditions," which he discussed at length
and made a most favorable impression on
those who listened to him. He dwelt long
on the point of supporting each other in
business and showed the two-fold advantage
it would be to the colored folks in general
to do so. "If you support those in busi
ness it not only boosts that particular col
ored person up in the commercial world,
but it enables him to give employment to
your sons and daughters, which is the real
milk in the cocoanut." He showed why it
was to his advantage to pay the colored
grocer as much and even more for goods
than to merchants of any other race or
class, in that, "if I trade with the colored
merchant and business man he will in turn
not only patronize me, but will send me all
of the customers he can. Let us divide
our trade among the colored men and wo
men in busines." He suggested the
following list of business enterprises and
professional men as fit subjects for our
patronage: Alhambra Cash Grocery Co.,
1036 Jackson street; Mrs. Cagwell's Gro
cery and Confectionery, 2619 East Madi
son; Princeton Cafe, 516 Jackson street;
Chandler Fuel Co.; Tutt's New Barber
Shop, 300 Main street; Mrs. G. B. Miller's
Dressmaking and Art Parlor, 1830 Twenty
fourth avenue; Twentieth Century Dye
Works , 2210 East Cherry; Golden West
Cleaning & Pressing Co., 1030 Jackson St.;
Sanders and Taylor, Twenty-first and East
Madison; Woodson Apartment Houses, 1820
Twenty-fourth; Douglas Apartments, 114
Twenty-fourth North; Chandler Apartments
2416 East Madison; The Hotel Vrooman,
1236 Main stret; The Afro-American Hotel,
1261 Main street; S. H. Stone, the caterer,
1714 Broadway; People's Auto Co., Second
and Marion; Andrew R. Black, C. R. An
derson, attorneys at law; Drs. C. F. Max
well and Cardwell, physicians and sur
eons; Dr. Cooper, dentist. There are
other small business concerns in the city
whose cards the doctor did not have, hence
he could not read out their names, but he
was eminently fair and asked those present
to make a united effort to give the bulk of
their trade to some colored concern.
Harry Legg had for his subject, "The Ne
cessity of Negroes Patronizing Negro En
terprises," and he handled it in a most
business-like way. "There is little that I
can say on this subject beyond repeating
it to you. The subject is a sermon within
itself and the colored man will never suc
ceed until he lives up to its teachings. You
say there are not many colored folk in
Seattle, and yet if every family in the city
would spend just ten cents a day with me
I would be able to double and treble my
present force of employes, which, of course,
are all colored men. The building up of
one concern leads to the establishing of
another." Mr. Legg is the proprietor of
the Alhambra Cash Grocery Co. and it is
reported that the concern handles a car
load of groceries each month. It has a
large wholesale trade among the Japanese,
Italians and Greeks and sells much of the
tobacco, soft drinks, chewing gums and
confectioneries handled by many of the col
ored men and women in business in the city.
H. R. Cayton, in discussing the subject of
"The Benefits Derived from the Combina
tion of Labor and Capital," said: "Labor
is capital, but capital is not always labor.
Labor properly directed leads to capital
and the two combined means commercial
success. The colored man has never been
classed as labor, but just "help." Capital
has been domineerde by organized labor
and the combination has been able to shut
the black man out of lucrative employment,
but, owing to the great number of strikes
and rumors of strikes, the position of the
Negro in the laboring world has materially
changed and he is now looked upon in a
more favorable light, and is filling many
positions that he was unable to reach one
year ago. In the Northwest new fields of
labor are being opened up to him and he
is getting splendid wages for what he does
The cry of the capitalist is for more col
ored men and it is the duty of each and
every one of us to see to it that our breth
ren in the South be made acquainted with
the conditions out here, with the view of
inducing many of them to come West and
enjoy the prosperity that prevails in this
Clarence R. Anderson discoursed at some
length on the "Necessity of Negroes Enter
ing Commercial Enterprises." It will mean
the employment of many of our young
men and women and bring us all closer to
gether. Mr. Anderson always has something
to say when he is called upon and there was
no exceptions to the rule on this occasion.
Hayden J. Richardson was the last
speaker, but by no means the least. He
demonstrated in many ways what it meant
to any people to stand together and what
had been accomplished by colored men in
other sections of this country in a united
effort, Though the hour had grown late
he warmed up to his subject and had he
have had the time he would have made one
of the best talks of the evening.
Scott Harris and his family will give a
concert at the Mt. Zion Baptist church next
Monday evening an d under the circumstan
ces Cay ton's Weekly truly hopes that every
seat and eVery inch of standing room in
that church edifice will be taken and paid
for. While in doing so the public will be
demonstrating its charitable side, yet it
will get complete value received for what
ever each will have to pay for the admis
sion. Mr. Cragwell, who has charge of the
arrangements says the concert will give
absolute satisfaction, not wholly because it
is helping a blind man, but the numbers
on the program will be well rendered. Once
upon a time Mr. Harris was one of Ever
ett's most enterprising citizens and stood
high in the business world and he would in
all probability be occupying a similar po
sition now had he not lost his sight.
Chauncey W. Jamison has joined the
benzine wagon bunch, he having recently
purchased a high class touring car one day
this week. Jamison says, "I did not pur
chase the machine from a luxury standpoint,
Musical and Literary
Benefit Entertainment
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Cor. 11th and E. Union Sts.
Monday, Oct. 1, 8 P. M.
Program by Scott Harris, of Everett (who is
totally blind), and his family. Mr. Harris will
deliver Dr. Booker T. Washington's Famous
Cotton States Exposition Address.
Songs of long ago will be sung. Mr. Harris
is assisted by his wife and two children. A
delightful entertainment.
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First Class Cars Capable Drivers
Reasonable Rates Day and Night Service
on our Touring Trips We Never Sleep
Now Occupies spacious and elegantly
furnished and equipped
And will be pleased to meet old and
new friends
308 Washington St. Frank Smith, Prop.
Main 4930

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