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Alderman Thomas Carey arrived
home from California this -week, and
he looks like a four-time winner.
Father Masslab, the new Rector of
St Thomas Episcopal church, is the
guest of the Smlley's during the prep
aration of the rectory.
Sirs. E. P. Harper, Detroit, Mich.,
arrived In the city Thursday morning,
and will spend one month In visiting
with her daughter, Mrs. Charles E.
Webb, 4733 Dearborn street
John Nuggent one of the old-time
politicians In the Town of Lake, who
conducted a buffet at the corner of
Fifty-third street and Union avenue,
died last Sunday morning.
The Prairie Stata Club will give a
dancing party Wednesday evening,
Feb. 21st, at the Douglas Club House,
3518 Ellis avenue. Music by Prof.
N. Clark Smith's orchestra,
(Mfss Sarah Roberts, who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey,
3716 Dearborn street, for the past
month, left for Columbus, Ohio,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Webb, 4733
Dearborn street lost their baby boy
Wednesday morning. The little fel
low was put to bed Tuesday night In
apparent good health. The parents
were shocked upon finding him dead
Mrs. A. T. Smiley, 2111 Indiana
avenue entertained at an elaborate
dinner Friday evening, Feb 2d, In
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart,
of Indianapolis. At a late hour the
guests departed, declaring Mrs.
Smiley an Ideal hostess.
On Sunday morning last Mrs. Pow
ell, beloved mother of Mrs. David
Lawrence and Mrs. J. Bundy, was laid
to rest after many months of suffer
ing. The funeral services took placo
at Jackson's morgue, after which the
remains were carried to Jacksonville
Bishop Grant will on Monday even
ing be the guest of the Bethel Liter
ary and Historical Club, which holds
forth in Bethel church, Thirtieth and
Dearborn streets, and on that evening
he will deliver an oration on ''Abra
ham Lincoln,'' and assist to celebrate
the anniversary of his birtn.
John A. Haney and his followers,
under the leadership of ex-Alderman
Michael Mclnerney, are endeavoring
to put Alderman John J. Bradley to
sleep at the primaries February 24th,
but they will never be able to do.
that, as the popular Alderman has
the people at bis back, and when the
time comes he will deal his would-be
opponents an everlasting knockout
Wow. , " ,
The Afro-American Municipal Own
ership League of the Second ward
holds largely attend! meetings every
Wednesday evening at 2950 State
street, and Charles A. Gaakin, its
head and front, and the popular man
ager of the Eureka Club and cafe
2940 State street, and' its members
are working night and day to boost
the candidacy of &- B. Perrigo for
Alderman of the Second ward,
John 3ooosJae Moore, who at one
Use-owned the whole State of Texas
and was its head deacon in' the
church and leaier of its Sanday
school, who later on went to New
York City to Jive, where he has sbc-
eessfaHy cas&scted ose -of she larg
est gambling nooses In the HMt, stay
esse fc Xlalcego to Testae; ja 1120,
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uaejatr, 4f. Dearborn street,
tfce lieiirriasj, aUfr. Q.K Davie, wfil
asMSieel treat Jer the
people in that vicinity by giving a
grand sacred concert at the church
Sunday evening, Feb. 11, 1906, con
siting of some of Chicago's best musl:
cal talent Program: Miss Beulah
Medlev. contralto: Prof.- N. Clark-
Smith, tenor; Miss Gertrude Irene
Howard, coraetlst; Mr. W. Kemper
flarreld, TtoUnlst, assisted by Prof,
N. Clark Smith, Symphony Orchestra.
Program commences at 8 o'clock
sharp. A, silver offering will be lifted
by several of the young ladies of the
church' The friends are cordially in
vited to be present
Wednesday morning St Monica's
Catholic church, Thirty-sixth and Dear
born streets, was the scene of a bril
liant wedding. The crowd began to
gather as early as 7:45, and remained
until after 10 o'clock, during which
high mass- and all the other functions
of the Catholic services was carried
out In order to make iMtfss Carrie
Weeks and Mr. C. W. White "one."
The bride Is an adopted daughter of
Mrs. "Pop" Wilson, one of Chicago's
oldest settlers, hence the vast attend
ance. The reception, which was held
at 2616 Wabash avenue from 8 to 11
p. m., was attended by Chicago's most
representative citizens, many of
whom sent handsome and useful
The Record-Herald and the Other
Daily Papers Failed to Refer to
Col. Robert T. Motts and His
One or two members of the com
mittee which had charge of the ban
quet which was tendered to Col. Rob
ert T. Motts recently expressed their
great surprise to the writer last Sat
urday evening over the fact that the
Record-Herald and the other dally
papers failed to contain the slightest
account or reference to the banquet
which had been tendered Col. Robert
In replying to one of the members
we stated that possibly the committee
had treated the daily papers with the
same utter contempt as they bestowed
upon the Afro-American newspapers
by refusing to send their editors or
representatives an invitation to the
affair, and that It was unreasonable "to
expect the dally papers or any first
class weekly paper to send represen
tatives there to stand around and look
like monkeys while listening to the
speakers comparing Col. Robert T.
aflotts, who Is an elegant gentleman,
"to a prince! a king! and a God!"
The Negro in Literature.
But in the arts, in literature, what
can he do (here? There have been
white men in the South who have not
scrupled to affirm that the Negro was
only an animal, soulless and Inca
pable of real progress. Perhaps they
regard Industrial achievement as
mere "training of animals." Perhaps
they look upon his religious enthusi
asm as excess of animal emotion. Per
haps they would bring the same accu
sation against the Negro music, the
only real American music we have
produced. But they can hardly pre
tend that Brutes could bring forth
such! work in literary lines as the Ne
gro is showing himself capable of.
We refer to the writings of Prof. Du
bois and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Mr.
Dunbar's latest book of poems illus
trated by Negro artists is a gem
which the writer has not seen sur
passed by the work of any white
poets this year.
It is about time for us to wake up
to the fact that in the field of liter
ature, even as in other fields, the Ne
gro .is working side by side with his
white brother. There is no use in
talking about the inferior races any
more than here is in talking about
the inferiority of women. Difference
Is not inferiority. And even the dif
ference has been. greatly exaggerated.
By the sign of the book the Negro is
showing a mental capacity which
places him on a level. Chicago Ad
LYONS ENTERS DENIAL.
Says He Did Net Say Negroes Would
be Ousted from Office.
Judson W. Lyons, Register of the
Treasury, in a formal statement de
clares that an article published in a
weekly newspaper in New York yes
terday? written from Washington un
der date of January 28, which says
that he gave out or inspired the state,
meat published sose two weeks ago
that the President would replace all
Negroes holding efgees in the Semth
by white naen, "is antra and without
one iota of fosnistion so far as it
stakes sae the anther or lacfirer of
Mr. LyssMs: "No sock policy
as this pMisssv'saa4e knowja te me
sy the JMsffist
lest im ages. Jer
St Mark Literary,
"Education as Related to Civle
Prosperity" was the subject of "Mr. X.
M. Harvey's paper last Sunday after
noon at the St Mary Literary, State
street near Forty-Beventh street. The
paper was well received and freely
discussed. Next Sunday afternoon
will be the Lincoln annlcersary. Dr.
TS. C. B. Mason, of Cincinnati, will be
the orator. Dr. Mason is the senior
Secretary of the Freedman Aid and
Southern Educational Society of the
at E. church. He receives a salary
of $4,500, and is recognized asr being
one of the greatest orators the race
has" ever produced. The Garfield
Boulevard M. E. church orchestra
will furnish the music next Sunday.
The program begins at 3:30 p. m.
Mr. Richard A. Crolley will preside.
Frederick Douglass Center.
Tuesday afternoon the Douglass
Center Womans Club, 3032 Wabash
avenue, overflowed the assembly room
to hear an Instructive program. Two
musical selections were given. The
paper, "Why I am a Vegetarian," was
read by Mrs. Sarah F. Cane. She
gave many valuable suggestions con
cerning the vegetable diet A demon
stration of the hay-box cooking stove.
In charge of Mrs. Redfield, added very
much to the Interest of the program.
Last Thursday afternoon more than
one hundred girls were in attendance
for the organization of a Girls' Club.
Prof. Joseph Garner met them, and,
arranged the club In sections, which
will meet at stated times. The Boys'
Club Is getting ready for work.
Sunday at 3 p. m. the regular meet
ing will be held. Prof. N. Clark Smith
will sing one of his own compositions,
the words being written by Mrs.
Thursday at 2 p. m. the I. B. W.
Club meets. At 8 p. m. the fiction
class. The paper, "The Schoolmaster
In English Literature," will be read
by -Mr. Edwin C. Wentworth. All are
Friday at 8 p. m. the Young People's
Lyceum will meet A Frederick Doug
lass anniversary program, with exer
cises suitable for the occasion, will
Saturday at 10 a, m. the girls' sew
ing class meets, and at 8 p. m. the
class In English literature. "D."
Adam Not the First Man. T
According to the Bible, Adam and
Eve were created and placed some
where In a garden called "Eden." It
appears that this Ib figurative because
no one has ever attempted to locate
this garden. They don't say whether
It was In Asia, Palestine, Judea, or
where hence It seems to be a figure
which Is reasonable for instance, the
forbidden fruit was, and furthermore
"the serpent beguiled me and I did
eat" The Lord said in the same chap
ter to old serpent in substance: "For
your disobedience or transgression
thou shalt crawl on thy belly all thy
days." But was Adam the first man?
It seems not Cain and Abel were
the first born two boys. Cain went
into the land of Nod, says the Bible,
and found his wife. Unless we Just
presume something not natural, there
were people save the direct offspring
of Adam and Eve. We do not aim to
dispute the Bible, nor theologlsts: but
simply there are. it seems, misrepre
sentations. If Cain went out into the
land of Nod and found his wife, there
must have been other people save
Adam and Eve. And suppose they
argue that his wife was the daughter
of Adam, then the Bible only gives
account of two children, Cain ana
Abel, prior to Cain's leaving for Nod,
and even if it was Adam and Eve's
daughter, when did she leave for Nod,
before or after Cain left? As soon
as Cain reached Nod, says the Bible,
he found his wife and would Cain
have married his sister, not unaware?
Scientists also discover that the world
was peopled 60,000 years ago, and according-to
some scientists the world
began in a crude state 1,000,000 years
ago. According to this theory, the
world always has been and always
wiU be Ex.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank the many firends
of Chicago and other dtles for their
kindness and sympathy during the ill
ness and at the death of my beloved
wife,.Lydia B. PauL My loss is Tery
great, but the sympathy of kind
friends makes it easier to bear.
S. S. PAUL,
3605 Forest Avense.
Furnished Room Te Rest.
Modern furnished front rooat to
rent Steam heat Teles-hos serHee.
3-S34 CslBBMt art.
Owing to the emigration of LOW
-fersoss during the past three months
frosa St Tierre and Mlquelon islands
isamedlately sonth of Newfoundland
ont of a total sopsUtioa of 6,500, the
French authorities are beginning to
fear that the colony is threatened with
extinction. The rush of emigration is
likely to continue. The poorer Inhab
itants advocate the transfer of St
Pierre by Franee to Newfoundlnai.
Entitled to Honorable Mention.
"Yon believe In old-age pensions, do
you?" said the passenger with the
skull cap. "Well, that depends. Take
your case, for Instance. What claim
have you on the country? What have
you ever done or suffered for it?"
"I've got the tobacco heart from
contributing to Its Internal revenue de
partment" said the passenger with the
sandy goatee, "and I've raised 14 boys,
b'gosh!" Chicago Tribune.
James Richardson, of Rodger Mills
county, tendered a mule the other day
as a chattel to a uneyenne money
lender in order to get funds with which
to get a marriage license and pay the
nreacher. He had ridden the mule in
18 miles and expected to walk back
home In time for the wedding. Gutn
tie (Okla.) Gazette.
Portune Made Miser.
Father Aeby, a noted miser, has died
at Berne, age 70. When he was 22 a
fortune was bequeathed him, and from
being a spendthrift he at once became
a miser. He lived on bread and wa
ter at a cost of three cents a day, and
left $750,000. The sum of $100,000 in
geld -end silver was found under his
Getting Her Loquacious.
"My daughter Is so taciturn," com
plained Mrs. Blankton-Black. "What
ought I to do? Consult some special
ist?" "Not at all, not at all," replied Mr.
Wurldly-Wiseguy. "Have her given In
struction In whist and take her fre
quently to the opera."
Silver from Volcanoes.
Silver has been thrown out by vol
canoes in two Instances recorded by
J. W. Malet Ash from an eruption of
Cotopaxi in 1885 showed one part of
silver In 83,000 and that ejected in
1886 by Tungurague, in the Andes of
Ecuador, contained one part of silver
The shadow of a dangling skeleton
on a window shade created great ex
citement In a London street the other
night An inquiring policeman learned
that an ambulance doctor was deliver
ing a lecture on first aid to a room
ful of railway employes.
Oldest Government Cleric
J. J. Miller is the oldest clerk in the
service of the national government
For more than 60 years he has been
connected with the life saving service.
He was born in Philadelphia in 1821,
and educated in the private schools of
The Indians of Elko, Nov., have
abandoned the dances of their fore
fathers, have built a dance hall, and re
cently gave a ball, at which they and
their squaws and many invited pale
faces waltzed in the most modern fash
Ion. Crow-Breeding Plants.
It is only within a century that hy
bridization or the cross-breeding of
plants has been practiced. Yet It seems
to have been In Lord Bacon's mind, as
a thing to be achieved, more than 300
According to La Trlbuna dl Roma
one of the gaiters worn by Garibaldi
when he was wounded in the battle of
Aspromonte, August 28, 1862, has been
presented to the mayor of Rome.
What's the Answer?
Johnny Isn't a tin horn made of tin,
Mamma Certainly it is.
"Then how is it that a fog horn isn't
made of fog?" N. Y. Times.
Same Old Eye.
Asked in a London court the other
day where he got his black eye, the
skipper of a coasting schooner replied:
"Oh, that's an old one. I've had It for
Pays for Killing Rnnkee.
In the Tyrol tne government still
pays for the extermination of poisonous
snakes. It is the one European govern
ment which now does.
London's lord mayors have during
the nast decade collected mo than
$100,000,000 for charitable and benevo
Sevada Auto Line.
Between Taaopah and Manhattan.
Ner- SO miles, there is an automobile
service. Round trip, 525.
Always Ugly. -
The meanest thing about the average
lether-in-law Is her son-in-law. v.
Jsfea Is W tisaes smaller than Rus
sia, ana her population oae-thlrd that
PIANOS WINTER KILLED.
Sere Susceptible to Extreme Seat
' or Cold Than Human
"Winter killing of pianos," eays an
expert tuner who has done work for
Paderewski, Hoffman, Arthur Whiting
and a host of- other celebrated musi-
clans,- "Is something that most owners
of musical Instruments take no account
of. Yet it is as serious as the winter
killing of shrubbery and needs to be
as carefully guarded against
"EsDecially since all the world has
come to live In steam-heated houses j
and flats the business that the piano
tuner ought to get and oftbn doesn't
has increased Immensely. A piano is
really more susceptible to excess of
heat and lack of moisture than human
"It Is bad enough, of course, that
men and women will live all winter
long in rooms at 80 degrees, with every
particle of moisture baked out of the
air. They naturally get colds and
pneumonia from the experience. Mean
time It's Just as fatal to the piano,
which cannot properly stand more
than 72 degrees of the artificial heat
"During the American closed season,
as our English cousins like to call It,
hundreds of thousands of musical In
struments go to rack and ruin. The
moisture la dried out of the sounding
board and all the other wooden parts,
which warp and twist and disastrous
ly affect the action.
"It Is surprising, anyway, how negli
gent people are In their treatment of
Instruments for which they pay a great
deal of money. There's a lesson for
the amateurs In the firmness with
which professionals Insist that their
pianos shall be kept right up to the
mark and not allowed to get out of or
der in the slightest particular.
"In a music school, too. the teachers
have to be particular in having the In
struments frequently attended to. The
pianos in the New England Conserva
tory of Music, for example, are all
tuned at least every five weeks."
IS TWO ANIMALS IN ONE.
One' Half of a Chameleon Hay Be
Wide Awake and the
To all appearances and according
to the researches of those best capa
ble of forming an opinion on the sub
ject the nervous centers in one lateral
half of the chameleon go on independ
ently of those on the other, and it
has two lateral centers of perception
sensation and motion besides the
common one In which must reside
the faculty of concentration, says the
The eyes move independently of
one another and convey separate im
pressions to their respective centers
of perception. The consequence is
that when the animal Is agitated its
movements resemble those of two ani
mals or rather perhaps two halves of
animals glued together. Each half
wishes to go its own way and there
Is no concordance of action.
The chameleon, therefore, is the
only four-legged vertebrate that 13 un
able to swim; It becomes so fright-
ened when dropped Into water that
all faculty of concentration is lost
and the creature tumbles about as If
in a state of intoxication.
When a chameleon is undisturbed
every impulse to motion is referred
to the proper tribunal and the whole
organism acts in accordance with Its
The chameleon, moreover, may be
fast asleep on one side and wide
awake on the other. Cautiously ap
proached at night with a candle so as
not to awaken the whole animal at
once, the eye turned toward the light
will open, begin to move and the cor
responding side to change color,
whereas the other side will remain for
a longer or shorter time In a torpid,
motionless and unchanged state, with
Its eye fast shut
HE GOT A. WARMER SEAT.
Clever Ruse of Tavern Guest Cleared
the Crowd from Around
' the Stove.
One bitter cold night recently a solemn-faced
man drove up to a tavern
near Westchester and made his way to
the sitting-room after seeing that his
horse was taken to the stable, relates
the New York Press. There was a
large crowd of guests huddled around
the stove and he had to take a distant
seat where It was not much warmer
than outside. As soon as a waiter ap
peared the man said:
"Get two dozen oysters on the half
shell and take them out to my horse."
When the waiter passed through the
room on his way to the stable every
body but the new guest followed him
to see the remarkable horse feed on
raw oysters. In a few moments the
disgusted crowd, headed by the waiter,
returned to the room to find the own
er of the horse comfortably seated by
"The horse wouldn't look at the oys
ters," said the waiter.
"I didn't think he would," replied
the man. "Hand them to me and bring
me a bottle of ale."
Mr. BUlua No dinner ready? What
on earth is the matter with you, any
how? Mrs. BIllus Oh, John! Mrs. TMnir
who lives- next door, has the loveliest
new sef of furs I ever saw, ana I have
so appetite. Cleveland Plain. Dealer.
"So Jones s a proline writer?"
"Proline! Say, I'd like to have the
Saoaey he pays as return postage."-
RARE ORCHID AGAIN FOUND
yiant Long-Sought Has Been Sedis
covered on Recent Thibet
An orchid which for 50 years has
baffled all the attempts of collectors
to find its native haunts has been re
discovered. This orchid Is the cyprl
pedium Falrieanum, which Is one of a
random collection made in Assam la
1857, sent to London in the same year
and bought by a Mr. Falrle, of Liver
pool, In whose possession It bloomed
and was dally hailed and described in
orchid literature as one of the most
beautiful orchids hitherto known. Sev
eral other plants of the same orchid
came with It, and the species was ai
once named Falrieanum, after Mr.
From the day of Its first discovery,
in spite of scores of expeditions and
perilous journeys by collectors, not a
single plant was found until some
member of the Thibet expedition, a
few months ago, discovered a whole
bunch of the plants. He sent them
along to Calcutta, whence two were
dispatched to Kew, and others are
gradually coming through to England.
"Probably another 50 years will
elapse ere more Falrieanum are found."
said a British specialist "for no pri
vate collecting expedition is likely to
venture Into such a country. My own
belief Is that unless another military
expedition traverses the same ground
there will never again be a chance of
The plant flowering at Kew has Ave
growths and two flowers. The second
plant Is developing five bloom3. The
flower has a slender, hairy scape about
ten Inches In height, a prominent and
charming dorsal sepal, one and three
quarters Inches In length by one and
one-quarter Inches In breadth, with a
white ground beautifully veined with
violet purple and with brownish green
veins near the center and whitish hairs
around the margins. The petals droop
and have an upward curve at the tips;
they are one and one-half inches in
length, with a white ground streaked
with purple and yellow. The upper
margin of the petals is much undulated
and covered with prominent purple
hairs. The pouch is rather small,
greenish-brown In color, veined with
brownish red and covered with short
GOT HER MONEY'S WORTH.
Drug Store Customer Took Postage
Stamps Instead of Hair
The pretty girl whom the drug
clerk recognized as a customer en
tered the store rather diffidently and
approached the clerk with tihe air
of one about to ask a favor, relates
the Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
"Do you ever exchange things?" she
"Well, it depends. We try to be
accommodating," he replied. "What
do you want to exchange?"
She brought forth a bottle, which
she handed him.
"I I decided not to use this," she
said, "and I'd like to return it"
"This" was a bottle of peroxide ot
I hydrogen, and the girl's hair was still
"Certainly we'll take it back," said
the clerk. "What do you want in
stead?" She thought a minute and looked
around at all the mysterious glass
bottles and jars. Then an Inspiration
lit up her pretty face.
"You are so kind," she said. "I'll
take it out In postage stamps."
AMERICAN WOMAN GUIDE.
Touring Parties in Ancient Athens
Shown the Sights by
There is in Athens, Greece, a young
American girl, Miss Florence Stone,
who makes a good living as a profes
sional guide. Some time ago, while
traveling In Europe with her mother.
Miss Stone received word that their
fortune had suddenly been lost Hap
pening to be in Athens, she determined
to remain there and do what she could
toward their support She tried teach
ing English for a while, but was not
particularly successful In getting
Then, at the suggestion of a promi
nent American woman whom she had
accompanied on one or two sightsee
ing expeditions, she offered her ser
vices to parties of tourists as a pro
fessional guide and has made a suc
cess of it With education and cul
ture as well as a perfect knowledge
of modern Greek, she is better able to
Impart interesting historical informa
tion than the ordinary foreign guide.
"Well, HI tell you the trouble with
Sterling. I admit that he's a fairly good
business man, but there's a pretty big
element of luck in his success. He's
insufferably conceited, too, and then It's
surely his hypecrlsy that "
"You seem to know him pretty well."
"Oh, yes, we're great friends." Phil
Toe Much So.
Fuddle You know Stocks,
Doctor Yes, indeed. He is now a
patient of mine. -
Fuddle Pretty wide awake man, Isn't
Doctor 1 should say so. I'm treat
ing him for lneoBanla. Stray Stories.
They say there's grafting goia on
res in sosae of the penitentiaries," ob
served Uncle Jerry Peebles. "Well,
that's the right place Jer grafters."