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THE NORTHWESTERN RTTT T FTTIVT-APPF AT -vari* Equality to All ' JL# ■ J MJj JL 111 ill JL JLill 1J Bto Dapandabl. Madimm VOLUBE a NO. 52 MAYOR OUSTS MAJOR PATTERSON — ~'*l v ■ ■ -» NINETMOHR-YEAR-OLD riilf cR SLAVE IS DEAD; GAME TO ST. PAUL WITH FAMILY TWENTY YEARS AGO Remarkable Vitality Was the Fortunate Possession of Grand Old Lady Who Contributed Much Toward the Success of Her Race by Christian Deeds. . Mrs. Hulda Jarrett, known as “Aunt Hulda,” bom into slavery 94 years ago, is dead. Although she left Georgia more than 20 years ago, she never ceased to talk of herMife down there and sighed for the happy times down on the plantation in Gumette county, Georgia, where she grew up. She told of the childish pranks of her brothers and sisters and of hiding in the cotton fields with the master's children when they were scared. Mrs. Jarrett was a slave in the family of Joseph Suddruth and had the greatest respect and love for her “white folks.” Accord ing to her frequent stories, she was treated like one of the family and was never abused. She loved the carefree life on the planta tion and said that she would gladly have returned to it. « " Presents Sent The only remaining member of this family of “white folks” is a son of her former master, who she used to play with when a little girt He wrote to her many times and sent her little gifts. Some time ago Mrs. Jarrett forgot Just how old sbe was and wrote to Master Joseph, who told her that she was then 88. How ever, she always insisted that she knew she was older than that—94 she insists. Hnlda picked cotton in the fields, plowed, split rails to build fence* and a* she told it, did any work around the plantation that a man would do. She also worked in the big house kitchen. She was married at 14 and a mother when 16 years old. All of her brothers and sisters died before she left Georgia. Fled From^Home. After freedom, she went to' Atlanta, where she worked for some years. About 22 years ago there was a re vival of Ku Kluxiem in Dade county, Georgia, where she was living with her children, so the family decided to come to St. Paul. Until a week before she died, Mrs. Jarrett was as active and energetic as though she w«fe only 60. She cooked, Bowed (never used glasses either) and helped in the running of the house at 54? Harrison avenue. She never thought that the hard work of her early girlhood bad in jured her in any way. "They were good to me. i was one of the family," was her constant comment on the family that held her as a slave. , Mrs. Jarrett leaves a daughter, Mrs. Slrvilla Michel, and a son, J. W. Jarrett, and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Zion Presbyteri an church, Farrington and St. An thony avenues, where the funeral was held Tuesday at 2 P. M. Federated Clubs To Hold Session The Minnesota Federation of Col ored Women’s Clubs will meet in mid-winter session at Pioneer hall, 588 Rondo street. Friday, Feb. 8. State office qp and club presidents are requested to meet in executive session at 10 A. M. Luncheon will be served promptly at 1 o’clock. Mrs. J. E. Rounds, president of Minnesota Federation, and Mr. E. A. Carter, secretary of the Urban league, will be speakers at the afternoon session. MODERN PRISCILLA CLUB OBSERVES ANNIVERSARY The Modern Priscilla Art club cele brated their fourth birthday with a party on Wednesday, January 80. Mrs. Almeda Tresvan gave the dub history. Mrs. Pearl Brooks, instru mental solo; Miss Jessie Oden, vocal solo. A telegram of greetings from the State President, Mrs. Evans, wss read. Splendid talks were given by Mrs. Bush, the organiser of the club, Mesdames Ida Sellars, Ethel Maxwell, Mae Mason, Jordan, Force, Coles, Bayes V and Grissom. Lunch was served gad the guests departed voting the Modern PriadUa wonderful boa turn. The club vm entertained at . the reel deuce of their president, Mrs. ' Ruth Grice, ITS St. Anthony avenue. Washington and Douglass Day Is Set for Sunday Recently Organized Club Will Hold Meeting in Mill City for Founder's Day. The members of the Wilberforce club held a very interesting meeting last Thursday evening with Mrs. Le nora Brown, 456 St. Anthony avenue. A large number attended and ar ranged to give ap entertainment on February 22 at St. James’ A. M. E. church, Minneapolis, at 8 P. M., to raise funds for “Founders Day.” A splendid program has been prepared, to which every one ir invited. No admission will be charged but a free will offering will be taken. Give Your Support. Come out and learn more about your own universities. WHberforce has a combined normal and industrial department which is supported en tirely by the state of Ohio, being es tablished by the legislature and Is placed on the same financial basis as other state educational institutions. The university has this year an enrollment of oyer 2,000 and a large waiting list always In evidence. It Is rated among the best universities In this country, not only of our own, but of any race. The next meeting of the club will be held with Mias Lydia Jones on St. Anthony avenue, February 8, at 8 P. M. MU-SO CHORAL CLUB TO GIVE NOON DAY CONCERT The concert at the Court House in Minneapolis next Wednesday noon, 12:20 to 12:50, will be presented by the Mu-So Choral club of 25 voices, under the direction of W. C. Jeffrey. This will be the club’s second noon day appearance, and the 55 th concert participated in by 36 organizations, including the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Appollo Glee club. ST. JAMES S. S. ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR The annual election of Sunday School officers took place January 22, 1924, the following officers being elected: Paul Caldwell, supt division; Katie Daniels, assistant; Mary Tolliver, secretary; Gladys Pulley, assistant secretary; Mrs. L. B. McConnell, treasurer; Wm. Brown, librarian; Mildred Brooks, pianist; Ruth Daniels, assistant; Addis Belle sen, supt primary division; Sadie Warren, assistant; Lydia Jones, sec retary; Leila Smith, supt. beginners’ department; Bertha King. , supt. primary dept; Jean Munday, supt Junior department; B. C. Archer, field secretary; Mrs. J. E. Johnson, heme department supt; Wilma Mayo, pianist Supreme Court Bulitg Exempts Churches Of Payius Parsonage Tax A recent decision in the Su preme Court of Minnesota is to the effect that parsonages that are the property of churches may be exempt from taxation. This decision is of material ad vantage to every church in Min nesota in that the tax that has hitherto been a burden to many small churches may be made ex empt by making application to the County Auditor of your re spective county. This, we sug gest to the trustees of our churches in order that the churches may receive the bene fits of this recent Supreme Court decision. If application is not made to the County Au ditor churches may be forced to pay taxes on parsonage proper ty as before. - Com. Ferguson Merits Suppot 4 No man in the city ad ministration has contrib uted more to the building of a greater city than L. R. S. Ferguson, oommls sibner ol Education. We have been fortunate In securing better schools because of his farsightedness; even more adequate growth of the city. Owing to the good record Commis sioner Ferguson has made. The Bulle tin-Appeal believes that a more ex perienced, capable and efficient man than Rev. Ferguson cannot be found to fill the position of Commissioner of Education. We believe our present Commis sioner of Education worthy of the support of our group and feel that we should help nominate and elect him by an even greater majority than he was in his previous campaign. The commonwealth requires the education of the people as the safeguard of lib erty and order, so let’s keep Commis sioner Ferguson on the Job. Pastor Suffers Nervous Collapse Rev. H. C. Boyd, pastor of St. Peter’s A. M. E. church, is confined to the parsonage, very much in need of rest. When he came to thispharge he worked on ardently until his strength failed and the much needed rest is the only cure. His congrega tion, together with the many friends of his church and the Bulletin-ippeal, wish him a speedy recovery. His de voted wife, Mrs. Boyd, is also indis posed. Rev. Boyd has made a worthy reputation as pastor of St. Peter’s church and at no time in the history of the church has a more powerful and able minister had charge. He was sent to Minneapolis from Sioux City, lowa, by the last conference. Ass’t Manager Gets Rebuked Mr. Joe Sturdevant, assistant man ager of the St. Paul Athletic club, staged a battle with one of the bell girls last Monday night in the lobby of the club. I The assistant manager, who was formerly the head barber, through his pull with some of the members, was appointed assistant manager about a year ago and not having much experience in that line, often exceed ed his authority. This being natural ly resented by the other employee, has caused a lot of feeling for some time. i « On last Monday night Mr. Sturde vant found fault with the way oae of the girls wae running the elevator, and reprimanded her ungehtlemanly. The girl resented It by slapping his face and by also placing the toe of her shoe where it would be the most effective. The bell girl has beta an employs of the club and has always been courteous and efficient in her work and was a great favorite with the members. Several of them that wit* aessed the fracas "admitted" that the maaager got Just what he deserved. ST. PAUL—MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1924 NATHANIEL OETT TO SOON mil HERE IN RECITAL Famous Composer-Pianist Will Be Heard at Peoples Church February 18. The appearance of our Nathaniel Dett, composer-pianist, at the Peoples Church Monday evening, February 18, is heralded with great expectancy by the music lovers of the Twin Cities. Mr. pett, who is director of music at Hampton Institute, will pre sent a variety of his beet composi tions for the approval of his audience. The fortunatenes* of having Mr. Dett visit the Twin Cities is thor oughly understood by all who know of him as a master musician. Those who have heard Mr. Dett in recital are unanimous in their decision that few composers have been able to fath- om the difficulties as pertains to mu sic. It is an admitted fact by all criterlons of music that Mr. Dett’s “Juba Dance" and “Listen to the Lambs" are two rare compositions. Many other numbers of this famous composer will bo heard when the Twin Cities have the privilege of hearing him February 18 at the Peo ples Church. Human Torch Is Extinguished by Mail Carrier Hero Modestly Disappears When Crowd Gathers; Identity Is Known Afterwards. Racing thru the streets, his clothes flaming from head to foot, Arthur Schneider, 21 3280 Raleigh St., Den ver, Colo., was tackled and thrown by Edmond Matthews, Negro mailman. 301 Lafayette St., who, with the help of E. J. Chambers, succeeded In tear ing the burning clothes from the pain crazed man and extinguished the fire. Schneider was taken to the county hosiptal. He was horribly burned and is not expected to live. S. Schneider ,the son of William Schneider, proprietor of the Western Brass Works, 1433 Blake St., has been in the establishment of the J. Mosko Auto Body Co. The fire in the stove apparently was out and Schnei der attempted to start another by pouring a can of turpentine on it The turpentine exploded and' the liquid was thrown over Schneider's clothes which burst into flames . Schneider dashed into 12th St. and ran half a block before Matthews tackled him. With Chambers help the burning clothes were stripped off, the man rolled in a blanket, and the police am bulance summoned. If Schneider lives he owes his life to Matthew’s quick action which saved him from burning to death as be ran. Matthews is wkell known as an am ateur ball player. After extinguishing the flames he quietly slipped through the crowd that gathered and disappeared. It was only later that his Identity was learned.—White. The Denver Ex press, front page, January 7th. It is not often that colored young men get such a distinctive honor as was accorded Mr. Matthews as upon this occasion. So great and generous was the public in recognition of his brave and manly act, tbat the post office authorities publicly commended him. All day Tuesday on his route his customers were congratulating him and at Five Point, Wm. Fagan carried a basket of towers and tok ens of respect given to Mr. Matthews. Mr. Fagan declares It was a worthy honor to be thus connected. Mr. Matthews is the youngest brother of Mrs. Aimee Ball, city edi tor of the Bulletin-Appeal. - For Service Par Excellence visit New Hotel Howell. Mae. Walker Cenpany fihrts Annual Fund To Tnskegee Institute Tuskegee Institute, through its president, is the recipient of a substantial donation from the Madam C. J. Walker Manufac turing Company of Indianap olis, Ind. This check cornea as an annual benefaction of the company as begun by its found er, the late Mine. C. J. Walker. Scholarships for seven worthy students are made possible by the gift, and Ernest Martin, for merly of an Indianapolis or phanage, a deserving student here, shares generously this part of the Walker Company's beneficence. Dr. Moton, com menting on the gift, said: “We are indeed glad to have this money and I assure them of oar appreciation of this gift, which will do a great deal of good in helping worthy students." Reams Opens Hotel Howell Mr. W. H. Reams, manager of the Hotel Howell, expects to Informally open the hotel with an unusual Sun day dinner, Sunday, February 3. The equipment has been put in place and everything is in readiness to serve the public. Mr. Reams, who is one of the beat caterers in the Northwest, expects to serve a large crowd dur ing the day. The hotel In the finest and best equipped of any race hos telry in the Twin Cities. The recent improvements of new furniture and redeooration of the interior have add ed much to the well known place. The formal opening will be announc ed next week, which will be one of the biggest affairs ever given in the city. Already many reservations have been made for this occasion. Visit the Howell for your dinner Sun day and you will always want to go back. Plans are Laid On Registration Booths for the registration of vot ers will be opened by City Clerk Henry Olson at 9 A. M. Monday morning In the Morris Drug Store, Rondo and Mackubin streets. Mrs. E. S. Weber will be in charge for registration. The Colored Voters’ League la for tunate in having this convenient privilege extended the people in the neighborhood. Voters who register now will not be compelled to register again before voting unless they change their residence, as this regis tration is permanent. It is hoped every man and woman eligible to vote will register. Mill City Men In Workmen’s Club On Monday a representative num ber of the Working Men of the North Side met and organized "The Willing Workers Club.” W. S. Malone was elected president; J. Smith, vice-pres ident; H. Hycbe, secretary, and Al bert L. Allen, treasurer. These men felt that there Is a great need In their section of the city for a meet ing or recreation place for the work ing men. Not a financial or a club operated for private gain but a place where real reliable and hard-working men might gather. One of their plans that is now In operation is to furnish reliable workers for any kind of position In the Twin Cities. The present dub rooms are at 624 Lyn da) a avenue north, where all good working men are we loom®. Two weeks ago an Insertion was printed in the Bulletin-Appeal inquir ing the whereabouts of relatives of Mrs. Mable Bednorz. Wednesday a letter was received from Mm. Nellie Queries, Buffalo, N. Y., who happen ed to be reading her sister’s, Mss. Florence Johnson, ‘‘Bulletin” stating that the is a very particular friend of Mrs. Mable Bednorz and will give her foil Information of where her auat is living. MAJOR PATTERSON SUSPENDED AS CORPORATION COUNCIL ASSISTANT ON CHARGE OF TAKING ‘GRAFT 1 PAY Cabaret Owner Supplies Testimony That Causes Second Race Official to Be Suspended Within Six Months—ssso Paid as “Hush Money” by Cafe Owner. Chicago, 111.—Acting upon the personal direction of Mayor Dever, Corporation Counsel Francis X. Busch suspended one of his own assistants, Maj. A. E. Patterson, aspirant for Democratic leadership in the Third ward, on charges of collecting $550 in graft payment from a “black and tan” cabaret owner. The corporation counsel also referred Patterson's case to the grievance committee of the Chicago Bar association with the intimation that it may be called to the attention of State's Attorney Crowe later. In acting upon the results of an investigation by Assistant Corporation Counsel Edmund F. Mulcahy, Mr. Busch reported to Mayor Dever that charges against Patterson, first told by Edward Levy, white proprietor of an all-night cabaret formerly operated at 43rd and South State streets, were corroborated and authentic to a degree that drew from the assistant corporation counsel an admission that he had undertaken to provide police “protection” for the black-and-tan resort over a period of some six weeks or more last fall. According to Levy’s statement to Assistant Corporation Coun sel Mulcahy, which was given out by Mr. Busch in affidavit form, he previously had conducted a cabaret at 3532 State street until May, 1923, and had applied for a license to operate at the 43rd street location in June. Alumni Society OfWilberforceto Give Program Two Fraternities Will Furnish Speakers for Services at Pilgrim Church. A new annual feature is being inaugurated in this community by the Everywoman Progressive Council in the observance of the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. The first annual birth day observation will occur Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at Pilgrim Bap tist church, Cedar street and Summit avenue, when representatives of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. C. W. Washington, who represents the Al pha Phi Alpha, will speak on the works of Frederick Douglass, while the Omega Psi Phi will have Its rep resentative, Mr. J. Leon Hardway, who will speak on the works of Booker T. Washington. Special music for the evening will be furnished by the Pilgrim choir, under direction of Mr. A. V. Hall. Necessity Seen. Owing to the great accomplish ments of these two imortoJs and the fact that our group In this specific section have to devote an occasion to commemorate their deeds, The Bvery woman Progressive Council deemed it expedient as well as advisable* to dedicate, annually, a day in their honor. In view of this fact, Rev. L. W. Harris, pastor of Pilgrim Baptist chtirch, kindly consented to give over his usual Sunday night services for the Douglass-Washington commemo ration. * f The necessity of Race youth con tributing its quota to the education of the masses is responsible for the securing of the Alpha Phi Alpha and Omega Psi Phi fraternities to furnish speakers for this occasion. It may be added that a better selection eonld not be made to the advantage of this meeting than that of our college fra ternities. The public is invited to the Douglass-Washington meeting Sunday evening. Mr. De Vaughn Yates, University of Minnesota student, who resides at the home o t Mr. and Mrs. Bismark Archer, received the handsome Maty Jongg set given away at the Y. W. C. A by The Everywoman Progres sive Council on Thursday evening. The lucky nnmber was 218. Those who wish to broaden their of intelligence should take ad vantage of the various classes which are now being conducted at the Cen tral Avenue Branch ef the Y. W. O. A. PRICE: VITO CENTS Levy Tells of Deal. Subsequently he obtained a bever age license in July of last year, but was refused a cabaret license on the ground that the building failed to comply with fire-prevention regula tions. The building was leased to “Sam" Elliot, politician, who waa Maj. Pat terson's chief rival for recognition as the leader of the Democratic voters * of the Third ward. In the latter part of July Levy swears he waa visited , by an emissary of Patterson and told the corporation counsel’s aid assign ed to the bond department in Mr. Busch’s office “could fix things to let a cabaret run all night." As a result of negotiations conducted through “Crip" Woods, black belt character, who claimed to represent Maj. Pat terson, Levy charges he visited the city law offices and struck a bargain to pay S4OO cash and weekly tribute of $25 for six weeks. Agreed to Pay SBOO. "On the 7th of August, after Pat terson said he could ‘flx it’ tor me to • operate a cabaret without a license all night for S3OO and I agreed to pay the money, he gave me x a type written letter to sign which specified I was to operate a cabaret and res taurant until 3:30 A. M., because so many people working late nights had no place to go after they were through working," the affidavit ef Levy reads In part: "I went to see Capt. Gurney (since suspended by or der of Mayor Dover) and he didn’t have any orders yet, he said. When I went back to Patterson he said it would cost me S4OO and $25 a week and I paid him SIOO down." Subsequently he said after Patter- Son bad been paid SIOO personally and S3OO more through the emissary, the then captain in charge of Wabash avenue station, Captain Fred Gurney, informed him that an order had been received from the chief’s office per mitting Levy to operate a music, singing and dancing place until 3:30 A. M. and that he had "sent the order back to the chief’s office." Closed by Captain Wheeler. "From that night on I operated un til the last Saturday night in Septem- ber," Levy’s affidavit concludes. "Then they changed' captains at Wa bash avenue station and the new one, Paul Wheeler, came la my place the last Saturday night In September aad told me that, although he understood from the way It looked, according to an order in the station-house for the district men to let me operate all night without a license or an injunc tion, he had strict orders from Chief Collins to doss all such places. So I closed my place and went to MaJ. Patterson and hej offered me back SIOO of my/money." The condition of Mrs. Lola Harris, 315 No. Grotto street, rematag about the same.