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JULIUS F. TAYLOK
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
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Vol. XXIV. September ., 1913- o. 51
Entered as Second-CIas Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chi
cago, 111.. Under Act of March 3, 1879
THE FLIVVER AND THE FLY
The automobile is a factor in com
munity health and sanitation.
True, it is noisy and at times belches
out fumes and odors which are any
thing but pleasant or agreeable. But
properly handled the auto, from a
health standpoint, is a factor of safe
ty. Why? "Flivvers" do not breed
flies. An alley fringed with a row
of garages, once private barns hous
ing the reliable family horse, or the
more aristocratic carriage and pair,
is no longer breeding flies by count
The old familiar and omnipresent
manure box has practically vanished
from sight, even where barns and
stables still exist And as each man
ure box was an ideal breeding place
for the dirty, dangerous house fly, the
most exclusive resident districts of
the city were by no means exempt
from these nasty little pests.
The horse is a noble animal and has
performed and is still performing
-wonderful service for man But when
it comes to fly production, any old
family horse can be the direct means
ef producing more flies in thirty days
than all the automobiles in the State
ef Illinois could produce in a hundred
When Mr. Jones' auto bumps and
seriously injures a foot passenger on
the street, both the owner and the
aachine come in for a good hard cuss
isg from everybody But when the
same Mr. Jones kept a pair of horses
what is now his garage and the
flies bred in the piles of stable manure
which his horses produced, started
an epidemic of typhoid fever in his lo
cality; or killed a few of his neigh
bor's babies with dysentery; no one
dammed either Mr Jones or his dis
ease breeding flies You see, the peo
ple of those days did not see the con
nection between the alley manure pile
and the sick baby only a block away.
Of course, with the hght we now
have, even with horses in as general
use as they were before Mr. Ford
flooded the town with his flivers, peo
ple wouldn't stand for open manure
boxes. Still, we must hand it to the
auto as an agency that contributes to
community cleanliness; besides, as a
medium for rapid transportation for
private use, it has the good old family
horse faded into the dim and imper
There is also another health side
to the automobile the big, outdoor,
fresh air and sunshine side But those
who have automobiles know all about
this. And as nearly eervbody has
an auto of some kind or other, there
b so use of dtscussms: the matter
where there are so few people who
would be interested.
Horal: A gasoline tank in the back
yard is better than the open manure
box in the alley.
If the baby is not thnving. and
growing as it should, see your doctor
on go to the nearest Infant Welfare
Station for advice.
There are sereral millions of people
in this country who cool- never get
toHeavea. if St. Peter demanded that
they show a. berth certiSr?te in order
fctewgeat isedical inspection of-
school c&iHrea helps the so-called
-bft-Jnrxrd d&dres" into the forward
dtts. Good piysacal cosditwa means
iifuk "r zb flsesal tcaxms?
6C EaSft Ms-fes Carter,, presi-
Cc-kge, S5S0 Wabash
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City Comptroller of Chicago;
the crreat People's Movement meeting, Sunday afternoon, and who.
was glad to go on record as one
AN "AMERICA SAFE" SUNDAY
COLORED RACE URGED TO HOLD
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. FOR
PROTECTION OF OUR LAND.
EACH MEETING TO CHOOSE
DELEGATES TO NATIONAL
GATHERING FOR A "SAFE AM
EMICA" SEPTEMBER 23TH-25.TH
Boston, Mass. The slogan "To
Make America Safe for Americans",
as the object of the 12th annual Meet
ing of the National Equal Rights Lea
gue to be held in the Metroolitan A. M
E. Church, 15th St., between L and M
Sts., Washington, D. C, Setember 23
25, has met the hearty approval of the
race. Endorsements of this object for
the convention have been received at
the office of the corresponding secre
tary here from all quarters.
Hence the League has decided to
ask the entire race to hold simul
taneously all over the country, mass
meetings demanding a "Safe Ameri
ca" on Sunday, Setember 21st, and
asking the favor of Almighty God in
the struggle for our rights. It is sug-
gested these race meetings be called
by Equal Rights Committee of citi
zens or of the church and, each meet
ing constitute itself a local league,
send delegates to the NATIONAL
CONVENTION FOR A SAFE AM
ERICA of the Equal Rights League on
Such a spontaeous nation wide
movement will certainly impress our
fellow Americans and the government
that we, as a race, are determined to
get equal rights. Let "On to Wash
ington for September 23-25" be a na
tional race cry and we shall win by a
united spirit. We certainly need to
be banded together for protection
now. Secretary J. L. Neill, 906 T. St,
N. W., will supply all desired infor
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Popular and honorable member of the Board of JJ"JJ
of Cook County, and Democratic candidate for fWjJ J "
CofcstituUcnal Convention from thelltb Senator VMtin
who was one of the speakers at ,
of the steadfast friends of the
A CALL FOR ANNUAL MEETING
ISSUED BY REV. BYRON GUNNER
FOR SEPTEMBER 34RD.
Hillburn, N. Y.
By the consent and authority of the
president and the executive commit
tee, I hereby issue this call for the
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Na
tional Equal Rights League, to con
vene in the city of Washington, D. C.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
of September 23, 24 and 25, 1919.
All branches of the National Equal
Rights League are entitled to repre
sentation by as many delegates as
they may desire to send; all former
members of the League, or former
members of any branch thereof, and
all other organizations or race bodies, ' may have to travel hundreds of thous
religious, fraternal or civic adopting ands of miles to hear that wonderful
the principles of the league may be- story, will be richly rewarded for their
come voting members of the conven- efforts. The race has only one Wm.
tion by offering proof to the creden- Monroe Trotter and he is in the fore
tials committee, by means of creden- front of the race's great organization,
tials or otherwise, establishing this The recent World War, the Colored
fact and by payment of the registra- America's part in that war, together
tion fee of one dollar for each dele- wth some recent race conflicts in this
gate- J country since the war, have combined
It is vitally important that Colored and, as it were, have "shot" the race
Americans eet together as speedily as
possible, It b equally imp0rtant that
said getting together should be under
the direct auspices of the great Na
tional Equal Rights League, the one
race organization that was foremost
in getting the cause of the oppressed
Colored American clearly presented to
the World Peace Conference. Let all
organizations become affiliated as
William Monroe Trotter.
The only unhampered Colored Am
erican who went to France in the
interest of our oppressed people was
that matchless hero, Wm. Monroe
Trotter of Boston.
The account of Mr. Trotter's "under-sea-passage
to France, and his
marvelous achievements while there
THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, SEPT-EMBER 13, 1919
I COL FRANKUN A. DENIS0N
NOMINATED DELEGATES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL LUNYtn
TI0N FROM THE FIRST SENATORIAL DISTRICT; HON. ED
WARD H. MORRIS AND REV. A. J. CAREY NOMINATED FOR
DELEGATES FROM THE THIRD SENATORIAL DISTRICT OF
Wednesday, the state wide prim
aries were held to nominate delegates
for the Constitutional Convention,
which convenes at Springfield this
Cook County District
trict 1 Walter H. Wilson.
Franklin A. Denison.
2 John J. Gorman.
Frederick W. Bruder.
3 Edward H. Morris.
Archibald J. Carey.
4 No candidates.
5 Morton D. Hull.
6 George A. Dupuy.
Rufus C. Dawes.
7 Frederic R. De Young.
Amos C. Miller.
9 David E. Shanahan.
11 William H. Cruden.
P. G. Baldwin.
13 Douglas Sutherland.
15 Ernest Kunde.
Otto F. Ring.
17 Charles Hoehler.
Anthony Pintozzi, Jr.
19 Harry A. Siegel.
William E. Burns.
21 George F. Lohman.
25 Willard M. McEwen.
M. A. Michaelson.
27 Frank Wengierski.
29 Alexander H. Revell.
Charles H. Hamill.
31 Eugene H. Dupee.
William H. Beckman.
The vote was very light and on the
whole many good and fair minded men
have been nominated, whom .we hon
estly believe as members of the Con
stitutional convention will be fair and
just in passing upon the civil and the
political rights of all of the citizens
The I. and R. won out at the pri
maries with both hands down.
The voters in this city turned their
backs on Mayor William Hale Thomp-
in behalf of his oppressed people, is
the most interesting and remarkable
story of modern times. Those who
question to the very front in the
, thought and life of our great country.
! And now, as never before, is the most
opportune time for Colored Americans
to come together under their own ap
pointed leaders, and by united effort,
keep our cause to the front until we
shall have made America a safe place
for us to live in.
Meet us in Washington, September
23, 24, and 25.
Yours in behalf of the N. E. R. L.
Chairman Executive Committee.
Titne Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day, September 23-25, 1919.
Place Metropolitan A) M. E.
church, 15th St, N. W. between 15th
and 16th, Washington, D. C.
of National Equal Rights League
1 of U. S. A.
; For "Making America Safe for
By (a) Plan for National Race De
fense. (b) Program of Rights Protection
through enforcement of Amendments.
(c) Internationalization of Cause of
Features (a) Delegate Wm. Trot
ter's report of Trip to Paris.
(b) First-hand reports of Race Con
flicts in Texas, Washington arid Chi-
Delegates Branch Leagues, active
or non-active. Also new branches.
race persons everywhere being auth
orized to form local leagues at once
to send delegates All religious, fra
ternal and other bodies subscribing to
principles of League for Equality of
Rights. Delegate fee $1.00.
Information Address inquiries to
J. L. Neill, Sec, 906 T. St, N. W.
Washington, D. C, or Wm. M. Trotter,
34 Cornhill, Boston.
Invitation Coma, Colored America,
to Prepare for Safety and Liberty
Form Local Leagues, or affiliate your
Action Make 'Sunday, Sept 21st,
deUffaU to 'BfVTAMw'Tf-
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AND HON. WALTER H. WILSON
coming January and the following
Democratic and Republican delegates
were nominated in this city and
throughout Cook county:
trict. 1 Levy Mayer.
N. A. McPherson.
2 Francis A. Hurley.
Michael F. Sullivan.
3 M. D. Hartigan.
James A. Gorman.
4 John E. Traeger.
George P. Latchford.
5 William J. Lindsay.
William P. Casey.
6" Joseph E. Flanagan.
Joseph H. Stanger.
7 No candidates.
9 Charles J. Michal.
Robert E. Cauley.
II Frank J. Walsh.
Michael K. Sheridan.
13 John J. Poulton.
15 S. E. Pincus.
Dennis A. Horan.
17 Thomas F. Frole.
Michael Iarussi .
19 Martin J. O'Brien.
VI James F. Hardy.
John F. Higgins.
23 Thomas D. Garry.
Richard F. Shay.
25 Joseph Burke.
W. E. Nicols.
27 Ernest D. Potts.
Edward J. Corcoran.
29 Edward Stenson.
Edmond L. Mulcahy.
31 Donald L. Morrill.
William C. Burns.
son and as a result, he will not be able
to have one thousand new policemen
to draw their pay each month ot of
the pockets of the taxpayers.
The eye opener of the day was that
CoL Franklin A. Denison ran three
hundred votes ahead of Hon. Walter
H. Wilson in the first senatorial dis
trict, and that Hon. Edward H. Morris
nosed out ahead of Rev. A. J. Carey
in the third senatorial district of Illi
Through the arrest and confession
of Judge Tete, 37 year old, colored,
320 East Thirty-eighth street, the
police have cleared up the murder of
Joseph Powers, white, 325 West Forty-second
place, a street car conductor,
during a riot the morning of July 29.
A coroner's jury had decided Pow
ers was the aggressor and ordered
William Henderson, 4017 South Wa
bash Ave. and Henry Renfree, 3211
Vernon Ave., Negroes, released.
Soon afterward Lieut John Norton
and several detectives heard Tate
knew about the killing and arrested
him. He confessed to Assitant State's
Attorney Thomas E. Reilly and Mar
vin W.son, an investigator.
"Henderson and I were together at
Root Ftreet and Emerald avenue the
worn n;: of July 29 when three whits
n.en across the street started toward
us," he said. "One went back to the
curb while the other two advanced.
Then one fled. The other man struck
me and knocked me down. I go up and
stabbed him, then ran."
At the time of the murder Tate
wore a mustache, but since had shav
ed it off to make his identification
harder, he said. Tate is being held.
OF RACE FEELING
Further friction between white and
colored policemen of the Fiftieth St
police station caused the transfer of
three colored patrolmen: William P.
McCall, Charles R. Rowell, and Waldo I
I A month ago the three pat.-olmcn
.'.faced charges of disobedience to or
ders before the police trial board be
cause they insisted on their "consti
tutional rights" too strongly. The
kharges, signed by Acting Capt
Michael Lee, specified that McCall,
Rowell- and Baston had insisted on
sleeping in beds in the dormitory pro
vided for white policemen.
After the hearing the men were put
back to work, as they were needed
to help quell the race riots. The case
is still under advisement Subsequent
ly the board made an investigation
and found that the race feeling was
still strong in the station. The trans
fer order waa the result McCall was
sent to the East Chicago station and
Rowell and Baston to West Chicago
avenue and Desplainea street, res
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THE LATE THOMAS F. SCULLY
Judge of the County Court, who was one of the most popular
citizens in Cook County; suddenly expired Thursday, after under
going an operation at St. Joseph's Hospital.
mi. RFAURF.GARD F. MOSELEY
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THIRD ST. AND WABASH AVE.
It was announced in the last issue
of this paper and also in another col
umn of this issue; that Col. Beaure
gard F. Moseley would in the near
future open up the Huntington Hotel,
at 37th St. and Langley Ave., over
looking Ellis Park; but the latest dope
is, that Mr. Moseley bought the hotel
last week for $10,000 and sold it this
week for $12,000, making $2,000 on
So as stated above he will continue
to conduct the old Idlewild Hotel at
Thirty-third St. and Wabash Ave.
BETHEL LITERARY SOCIETY
After song and prayer by J. Q.
Adams, newly elected chaplain of
Bethel Literary Society, last Monday
eening, the members and friends pres
ent listened to an interesting talk de
livered by President Sandy W. Trice,
relative to the work to be pursued
next season which begins in October.
Dr. W. D. Cook installed the newly
elected officers preceeding with a very
interesting talk and promising his
support toward the growth of the
society. Refreshments were bounti
fully served and a real get together
spirit was shown by all present.
Watch The Broad Ax for anounce
ment of the fall opening of Bethel
REV. W. D. COOK, Pastor.
SANDY. W. TRICE, Pres.
J. W. BELL, Secretary.
Mrs. Sadie Hart, 4841 Federal St,
has for the past week been attending
the session of the Grand Court of
H. of J. Springfield, 111.
Justice is not dead, but perfidy, per
secution and proscription is just do
ing double duty. Justice will awake,
and then there will be some lively
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1WH, ALBERT KOWAK
Mmmr nf the oHflPrf et Ctiunty Comml
Willi HI II
scrambling, dodging things
n I home to roost.
- James a. yuinn, wno lor ry
yea wa,?.one of h.lleadine ' ""
via Lie puiiiiuiaus, in tut: isl 'i
the god old days when Carer H
Harrison was the head mayor of h
cago, who is now connected with the
H. H. Hart, the Shirtmaker and Hab
erdasher, 76 W. Randolph St. A and
block and knowing thousands f peo
ple. Mr. Quinn is able to sell r-L.re
shirts and fancy neckties, than dry
other individual on the street
Mrs. Hester Barnett, 3210 rtie'a!
Street, has for many years been a
steadfast supporter of this paper -e
has the friendship and the fu'les
confidence of many of the ver beat
white persons in this city and for
many years, she has never violated tne
trust which they have reposed m her
Mrs. S. E. McDonald, 11123 S Ash
land Ave., Morgan Park, has a nice
little country place at that nun.otr
She has lots of chickens, iucKs
squabs and pigs and Mrs. McDonald
has promised to lay aside several
spring chickens and two or three doz
en nice fresh country eggs for the
A. R. Cooper, 210 S. Main St , Find
lay, Ohio, manufacturer of Cooper's
Electric High Arch Shoe, is meeting
with great success in that line of
business. Several wealthy white
capitalists in Chicago have been ne
gogiating with his in an effort to in
duce him to open up an establishment
in the down town district in this city
It is a pleasure to state that Mr
Cooper is a subscriber to this paper
M. T. Bailey, 3638 State St., mana
ger lUilton Mercantile Agency ana
president Bailey Realty Co., has just
returned from a trip through Indiana
and Kentucky. While in IndianapuLs.
Mr. Bailey attended the grand ses3'on
of the National Grand Council. A U
K. D. of A., as well as being highly
entertained by his many friends in
cluding Attorney and Mrs. James T
Philip, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Carter
Mrs. Sullivan and daughter.
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