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Frederick Douglas Civic Club and Mill City Branch of the
N. A. A. C. P. Urge all Groups to Form Big Committee
to Survey Existing Conditions.
At the last meeting of the Frederick Douglas Civic club, the
employment question came up for general discussion, and it was
the consensus of opinion that some action should be taken to keep
open the door of employment that seems to be gradually closing
against us.
The Minneapolis branch of the N. A. A. C. P. and the Frederick
Douglas Civic club are making a joint call upon every colored or
ganization in the city to send its presiding officer, whatever may
be his or her designation, and also its secretary to a Big Committee
meeting to be held next Thursday, April 10th, at 8:00 P. M. in
the Mayor’s Reception Room of the Court House.
Help Asked.
They are asking all fraternal or
ders, Sunday schools, church clubs,
literary clubs, civic clubs, whether
composed of men or women, or both,
to send two representatives to this
Big Committee meeting. They are
especially urging that these two rep
resentatives consist of the presiding
officer and the secretary of the organ
ization, if possible. Of course, if the
representatives are unable to attend,
then they will expect them to send
proxies. •
The purpose of this Big Committee
meeting is to outline some definite
plans of availing ourselves of the ad
vantages of the recent survey of em
ployment conditions made by the
N. A. A. C. P. The survey furnishes
material and opportunity for excel
lent results if the necessary "follow
up" methods are applied.
Urban League Function.
No one organization except the Ur
ban League can properly carry on
this work of finding adequate employ
ment for the unemployed. Since
there is no Urban League at present,
every organization should be willing
to do its bit in this pioneer work un
til an Urban League does happily
come to the rescue. Mr. Robert W.
Bagnall, director of branches of the
N. A. A. C. P., will be present and
will make a brief talk. Mr. Bagnall
is very conversant with employment
conditions in the various big cities,
and his observations and suggestions
will be of great help to us in the solu
tion of the local problems.
Leaves for N.Y.
Mrs. Notah Wilson, proprietress of
the Notah Hair Shop, now temporari
ly located on the second floor of the
Peoples Bank Building, leaves for
New York City via Washington, D. C.,
Saturday evening.
Mrs. Wilson's trip East is for the
purpose of purchasing equipment,
which will include a water softener
and permanent wave machine.
About June 1 she will open her
new and completely equipped Beauty
Shop at 16 West Sixth St., occupying
the first two floors of the building,
now in course of erection.
A special featqre will consist of a
luxurious lounge room 12x40 feet on
the main floor.
Wm. French, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen French, 574 Fuller avenue, is
making good in Colorado Springs,
where he has resided for a number of
years. During that period he has
been in the employ of the Colorado
Springs Light and Power Company as
clerk. At all times Mr. French has
rendered service of the highest order
which the officials did not fail to rec
orgnize, consequently he was promot
ed to the office of chief clerk. In con
junction with this honor Mr. French
recently qalifled and passed the ex
amination for notary public.
“Y" Cen ten. Notes.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
will have charge of the Vesper serv
ice Sunday, April 6th from 4 to 5
P. M.
Mr. Robert Bagnall will speak to
the women Monday, April 7th, at
2 P. M.
The Grand Festival of Music given
at the Peoples church Monday eve
ning for the benefit of St. James’ A.
M. E. church by Messrs. Thomas Neal
and Charles H. Miller afforded an
evening of rare entertainment.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
concert was given just two days after
one of the worst blizzards in the his
tory of this city for over thirty years,
many residents of the Twin Cities
braved the uncertainty of traffic to
attend this affair even though the
street car system was paralyzed by
the storm.
Varied Selections.
From the opening prologue to the
closing number each one was received
by an appreciative audience. Folk
songs, jubilee numbers, plantation
melodies and orchestral selection
were rendered by Madame Crafton’s
choral choir, the Peerless octette,
B. H. Miller’s quartette and Profes
sor Wm. Moore’s orchestra of Minne
apolis. The soloists were Miss Gladys
Kemp, Mesdames Genevieve Douglass
and Dovie Welch and Mr. Geo. W.
Hamilton. The accompanists for this
occasion were Mesdames Dudley
Smith, George W. Hamilton, Mr. Sid
ney Williams and Professor Weir.
A biographical sketch of our noted
musicians was given by Mrs. W. T.
Francis, which aIBO Included mention
of John T. Jones and Prof. Weir,
composers of this city.
The prologue was given by Mr.
Charles Miller, who in turn introduc
ed each participant. Mrs. Louis Moore
acted as chairman with a group of the
following young ladies who served as
ushers: The Misses Rachael Gooden,
Muriel Lucas, Ruth Brown, Muriel
Alexander, Elizabeth and Mattie Mur
day. Dramatic numbers were given
by the Misses Eula Moore of St. Paul
and Miss Eva B. Kalker of Minneap
olis. Those who attended are grate
ful to Messrs. Neal and Miller for the
presentation of such a commendable
program given by the leading talent
of the Twin Cities.
Tea Given For
Mrs. Harsh, Jr.
Mrs. Jasper Gibbs, Jr., was a
charming hostess at an afternoon tea
Friday at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Ella Adams, 527 St. Anthony
avenue, complimentary to her sis
ter, Mrs. Fenton Harsh, Jr., of Chi
cago, 111. About seventy-five ladies
of the Twin Cities paid homage to
Mrs. Harsh who formerly resided in
St. Paul. Spring colors of orchid and
yellow predominated on the prettily
decorated tea table. Yellow Jon
quils and orchid sweet peas formed
the floral centerpiece, tall yellow can
dles tied with, bows of orchid tulle
were placed around the cut glass re
flector arranged on filet lace.
Assisting the hostess throughout
the afternoon were Mesdames Hiram
Gibbs, M. K. MeXnlght, James Milton
and the Misses Plummer and Lou
celia James.
Colored performers all over the
world- have been grieved to learn of
the death of A 1 Mayer, who in recent
years had devoted himself almost en
tirely to handling colored performers
and has recently been company man
ager for “ShufTle Along."
Mr. Mayer was the promoter of
this record breaking show, in fact,
it was A 1 Mayer whose insistence
that the time was ripe for a colored
show, that prompted Sissle and Blake
and Miller and Lyle to join hands in
this world famed attraction.
The Minneapolis Federation of
Women's Clubs, Mrs. John Sellers,
president, and Mrs. Kate Smith, sec
retary, will give a benefit drama at
Zion Baptist Church, Thursday eve
ning, April 24. This drama is under
the capable direction of Mrs. John O.
The Booker T. Washington Study
Club, Mrs. William D. Cratic, presi
dent, and Miss Eva B. Walker, sec
retary, will also give a benefit drama
about the middle of May. Miss Eva
B. Walker, our accomplished dra
matic reader, will have personal
charge of the training of the charac
ters for this play.
The Mary B. Talbert Study Club,
Mrs. Clark Chavis, president, and
Mrs. M. E. Preston, secretary, will
give a benefit recital in the auditori
um of the First Unitarian Church on
June 2, featuring Clarence Cameron
White, the noted violinist. This rare
entertainment may well be considered
the musical classic of the season.
Mr. White will be supported on the
program by our very best local tal
ent. Mrs. Hayme Donavan is chair
man of the arrangement committee.
All these entertainments have been
authorized by the Minneapolis
Branch of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored Peo
ple, and the net proceeds will go to
wards assisting the branch in raising
its apportionment of two hundred
and fifty ($250) dollars for the op
erating expenses of the national of
fice, and also towards helping to de
fray the local expenses of the branch.
Twin Cities Band
Is Being Formed
An inovation in the musical activ
ities of Twin Cities Musicians is the
organization of the Twin Cities Musi
cians' Association. At present there
is a membership of 38 musicians who
have organized a band under the di
rection of Prof. W. J. Moore of Min
neapolis. These men are rehearsing
strenuously and are expected to be
heard in public shortly. A splendid
crowd attended their first benefit
dance Monday evening, at the South
Side Auditorium. This was the first
of a series of entertainments to se
cure funds for the purchasing of uni
forms. The second one will be an
nounced later. The activities of the
Twin Cities Musicians’ Association
are highly deserving of public com
mendation and support. A band is
greatly needed, so why not help the
boys put things over. Those who re
member the Minnesota Home Guard
band a few years ago are in one ac
cord that there are a sufficient num
ber of Twin Cities musicians to form
one of the best bands In this section.
Mrs. Owen Howell, 941 Rondo
street, was the only race woman to
attend the course in dress making
given at the Emporium store. Three
hundred women took advantage of
this opportunity, at the close of which
a style show was given and each gar
ment made during the course was ex
hibited. Mrs. Howell appeared in
the dress she made and was highly
praised by the instructress for her
excellent work. Our ability is always
recognised when ws show efficiency.
Announcement of the filing of Mrs.
Mayme Donovan, 711 Bryant avenue
North for the Lower House of the
Legislature aroused city-wide interest
and enthusiasm. Petty thoughts and
common jealousies are being laid
aside in an attempt to put Mrs. Don
ovan in the Legislature.
All right thinking Citizens realize
that in justice to the race we should
have some representation in our law
making bodies. Mrs. Donovan is
known to be well qualified to repre
sent her district and is asking the
support of all citizens irrespective of
political affiliations.
Donovan to the Legislature cam
paign headquarters have been estab
lished at 603 Lyndale avenue north.
Mr. Cecil Newman has been appointed
acting campaign manager. Dr. W.
E. Burton is acting chairman of the
city-wide Donovan to the Legislature
committee. Mrs. Mary Williams has
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Mrs. Charity Creighton being first duly sworn, deposes
and says that she is a resident of the City of St. Paul, Coun
ty of Ramsey, and has been for thirty years; that she lives
at 682 Iglehart Avenue; that on Friday, the 28th day of
March, between the hours of nine thirty and nine forty-five
o'clock, that she and a gentleman by the name of Joe Her
man were sitting in her dining room, that has a large win
dow, which juts out close to the sidewalk; that they were
seated close by the window looking out on the street when
they saw a woman, wearing a fur coat and accompanied by a
little boy about nine or ten years of age apparently; that the
little fellow had hold of the woman’s hand and both seemed
to be in good spirits from their conduct; that the woman and
child stopped a short distance from Mrs. Creighton’s win
dow, near the end of her house and stood in a general atti
tude of expectancy as though she were waiting for some
one; that in about three minutes, a white man of medium
height, passed the window and joined the woman and boy;
that all three of them crossed Mrs. Creighton’s back yard
and went without force and quietly and to all appearance
willingly together into the alley and out of sight; that in a
few minutes after, a noise similar to the firing of a pistol
was heard; that afjter the noise and excitement caused by
the ambulance going up the alley, Mr. Joe Herman went to
the scene of the crime and upon his return said it was the
same woman and little boy that had passed the window only
a fetv minutes before.
Mrs. Charity Creighton being duly sworn, says that the
foregoing statement by her subscribed, is true of her own
knowledge, except as to those matters therein stated upon
her information and belief, and as to those matters that she
believes them to be true.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of
April, 1924.
Notary Public, Ramsey County.
My commission expires March 6th, 1981.
Dr. E. W. Moore of Philadelphia.
Pa., head of our Negro work for
the American Baptist Home Mission
ary Society, will preach at Pilgrim
Baptist church at Cedar and Summit
avenue Sunday, 11:00 A. M., April
6th. Dr. Moore is an able speaker, a
scholar and social worker. Public
cordially invited. Rev. L. W. Harris,
The Minneapolis Branch of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People announces
the coming ot Mr. Robert'W. Bagnall,
Director of Branches, on his official
visit to our city, April 10, 11 and 12.
Thursday, April 10, at 12:15 P. M.,
Mr. Bagnall will address the mem
bers of the Civic and Commerce As
sociation at a specially arranged
luncheon held in the dining room of
the West Hotel, Many of these mem
bers “listened in" a few weeks ago
on the concert that was given by the
St. James’ A. M. E. Choral Choir, St.
Paul, over the WLAG radio service.
They were so greatly pleased with
this concert that numerous requests
were made upon the Civic and Com
merce Association’s committee which
is arranging this luncheon, to have
a quartette from St. James’ Choral
Choir to furnish Borne musical num
bers for this luncheon. This arrange
ment has already been made.
Thursday, April 10, at 8:00 P. M.,
in the Mayor’s reception room in the
Court House, Mr. Bagnall will make
a brief talk at the’ Big Committee
meeting to be held on the joint call
of the N. A. A. C. P. and the Fred
erick Douglass Civic Club.
Friday, April 11, at 8:30 P. M.,
Mr. Bagnall will deliver an address
at a public mass meeting held in St.
Peter’s A. M. E. Church, under the
auspices of the Minneapolis branch
of the N. A. A. C. P.
Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 P. M.
In the lower auditorium of the First
Unitarian Church, Mr. Bagnall wii:
address the Saturday Luncheon Club
Eye Witnesses Aver That Woman Was Not Dragged Into Alley
but Went With Man—Murderer Was Not Negro as Asserted,
Says Woman in Giving Evidence.
' Sensational developments in the murder case of Mrs. G. Mogol,
who was brutally assassinated Friday by an alleged Negro, were
brought to light Wednesday when C. L. Creighton, 682 Iglehart
avenue, gave out testimony that had not been used in the daily
press. Mrs. Creighton informed S. Quay Herndon, managing edi
tor of the Bulletin-Appeal, George W. Hamilton, attorney, and
Detective Vale of the Central Station that she had conveyed infor
mation to Coroner Ingerson that she and a gentleman were prao*
tically eye witnesses to the killing of Mrs. Mogol. This information
was to have been given Chief of Police Gebhart, but for “reasons
unknown,” it was not conveyed. Allegations that the assailant
was a Negro and that he dragged his victim into the alley were
denied by Mrs. Creighton. The woman was joined by a man and
they, together with the young son, walked into the alley. On see
ing the morning paper, Mrs. Creighton called Coroner Ingerson by
telephone and informed him of the previous night happening. Cor
oner Ingerson told her that he would take the matter up with Chi •
of Police Gebhart, who would send Herman Vail, chief of detec
tives, out to investigate her story.
Investigation Made.
Decrepancies in the testimony of
Leo Mogol, 9-year-old son of the mur
dered woman, prompted investigation
to gather more facts on the case as it
appeared thgt the dead woman and
her assailant knew each other. That
robbery could not have been the mo
tive since the victim offered her
purse, which was refused, alßo a fur
coat she was wearing, which was also
refused. The statement by the daily
papers that an assault was committed
was found to be untrue. There was
then the fact that deliberate murder
was the intent. On securing sufficient
evidence that there were things not
uncovered by the police pertaining to
the case, more strenuous investiga
tions began which led to the informa
tion that parties had seen the mur
dered woman a few minutes before
the killing. Further investigation
brought to light the parties who al
leged they saw the woman, her son,
and the unknown man. Mrs. Creigh
ton expressed her willingness to the
Bulletin-Appeal representative what
had occurred. Mr. Herndon and At
torney Hamilton, together with De
tective Vail, immediately interviewed
Mrs. Creighton.
Incident Related.
Mrs. Creighton told the following
story: “Friday evening, about 9:30
or 9:45, I was sitting before this win
dow (the window faced the street)
with a gentleman. The room was
lighted by an arc light from the
street. We were talking when a
woman wearing a fur coat and Bmall
hat had walked slowly past; she was
accompanied by a small boy who held
her by the hand. She apparently
was waiting for some one as she hesi
tated and looked back. Presently a
man wearing a fur-collared brown
overcoat, hat creased in the center
walked past. He shook the snow
from his collar and joined the wom
an and little boy. They stopped al
most directly in front of my window
and began conversing. They stood
there for a moment, then walked
through my yard and proceeded to
go into the alley. The gentleman
made a remark that they were of the
same nationality (Jewish). The fire
in the furnace was getting low, so we
then went into the basement to put in
some fuel.
“We were in the basement when a
noise like a sudden bump was heard.
The noise was round and full, but we
paid no attention and returned up
stairs. About ten minutes later the
police car arrived, then the morgue
car. The gentleman went outside and
asked one of the detectives what was
wrong and was informed that a wom
an had been killed in the alley. He
went to the spot and returned, stating
that the woman was the same who
had gone across my yard with the
man and little boy."
Called Coroner Saturday.
“Saturday morning I noticed in the
paper that a woman had been killed
by a Negro assailant. I called Dr.
Ingerson (the coroner who is my
family physician, by telephone, and
told him of what had occured the
previous night Dr. Ingerson said he
would take the matter up with Chief
Gebhardt, who would send Herman
Vail (chief of detectives out to see
me. I waited but no one came and I
did not see an account of my asser
tion in the daily papers. I told some
of my neighbors what 1 saw and they
advised me not to say anything as
sentiment was running very high and
something might happen. The wom
an was not dragged into the alley as
stated In the daily papers, but went
with the man after conversing with
him. The three went across my yard
into the alley Just about ten minutes
before the murder was discovered.”
The testimony of 9-year-old Leo
Mogol was used to cause the arrest
of about thirty-flve Negro men Satur
day and Sunday. These men were ar
rested on suspicion In connection with
the murder. All were released but
six, who were later released by Judge
Finehout because they were held
without charge. The police depart
ment was unable to explain why the
coroner failed to notify Gebhardt of
Mrs. Creighton’s information. The
investigation begun discovered many
vital facts that had been Ignored by
the daily paper or was considered
“undesirable information.”
South Carolina Paper Aver For
mer Twin Cities Woman Will
Teach in Baltimore.
The separation of Rev. J. A. My
ers and Miss Rosalie Brown has
brought almost blood in high circles.
A refined, cultured, trained and one
among the leading school teachers
of the South, married Rev. J. A.
Myers of Georgetown, S. C., with a
hope to live as Isaac and Rebecca.
But it was not long before she had
found that she had married the
wrong man. With bitter tears and
sacrifice, she tried to follow him to
the end.
Their union was blessed with two
children, a boy and a girl. Death
Angel took to Heaven the little boy,
Leroy Myers, the first born. The sec
ond was little Loraine Myers, one of
the most beautiful little girls that
one would wish to see. It seems
a sin and more than heart rending
to know that Rev. and Mrs. Myers
stood before the Judge of St Paul,
Minn., and heard the words from the
Judge’s lips, “That you are no long
er man and wife.” As Judge, be pro
nounced that the mother should take
the custody of this beautiful girl
and that the father may return to
his own tradition elsewhere. The
bearing was on February the eighth
before the Judge G. M. Orr. Miss
Rosalie Brown has returned and is
now In the city of Charleston and
expects to take a training coarse
soon in Baltimore and accept a school
there that was offered to he*.

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