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VOL. XXVI v.
CHCAGD, EL, SATUSY, MARCH 19, 1921.'
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Julrasr F,Tayor Was on Last Saturday Initiated Into the Mysteries of
Masonry by the High Priests or Officials of RoyaJ Eagle Lodge No.
and Accepted Masons; He Was Successful in His
Attempt to Ride the Gdat, Which Gave Him -''
r a Mighty Hot Time -..
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MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER T. H. SAMUELS
WAS ON HAND ,TO ASSIST WORSHIPFUL MAS
TER WBLLIAM-G. ANDERSON AND ACTING WOR
SHIPFUL MASTER R S. CHRISTMON OF KING
DAVID LODGE, U. D., IN SEEING TO FT THAT THE
EDITOR OFTHISPAPERRECEIVED EVERYTHING
THAT WAS COMING TO HIM
feOYAL EAGLE LODGE HAS MORE THAN ONE THOU
SAND MEMBERS AND IT IS LESS THAN TWO
YEARS OLD. IT IS THE LARGEST AND THE
MOST FLOURISHING LODGE AMONG COLORED
MASONS IN THE WORLD.
MANY OF THE MOST PROMINENT DOCTORS, LAW
YERS AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MEN ARE
HONORED MEMBERS OF ROYALEAGLE LODGE
NO. 96. -... - . -"
For sr,i,-:" years past we '.have had a
L kakcnc desire or longing tojoin or to
httome cm ted with one of the .Masonic
lodge -j this great city bnt in the
r: jn vre had always 'Deen. icariui inat
tie goat would cat us up alive and
-; list part caused us to hesitate and to
-taatinne u hesitate, finally we made
cp oar m n3 that wc had always "been
jHtessfoi n our attempt to ride -.all-
'"lie gosT which roamed around the
fua or the barn yard during, our boy
lod davs Jown in old "Virginia and
V that wc trouljd take a long chance in
; sceeessf olJy riding or getting away
Lwith anv lodge goat in .Chicago.- . .
So on ksr Saturday evenine .'we
f traded car way to Wright's Hall, 44th
f. tad S:ate street, and- along with- 24
tifr cami. dates we were duly and
'lolemnly nitiated into the decp-mys-
taks of masonry, the goat was ra
lind rcaiy to grab off or. butt -into
im zj cew candidates ana ne singiea
-f a ont as one of his first .victims and
ttt manage j to hold ontohiin and to
-i Ketessfullv ride him. even, if ie did
i tirow niu it his hornv head once' or
trice and tue other 24 candidates man-
jM to htj.i him level and-hrolseyawayn
inm iim at the proper time. " , '
Ai state l above 3Iost AVorshlpfuJ
Grad Mar T. F. Samncls-andcting.
WorsKipfa Master B. S. Christmon xf
Esg Dan i Lodge TJ. D'were on hand
teiaist Vcrshipful Master William G..
ladersoa . confer the first three de-
Iptti nroc ihe 25 new members of
- Lodge "So. SB.
evening was- the
meeting of.JhQ lodge and. owing to, the
inability of Hon. JEdward H. Wright to"
be present and address the lodge,, on
"How Can-We Best Improve Ourselves
In Masonry."' Sir Knight Hon. James
E. Blah addressed it in his stead and Sir
Knight Bish was at his best, ho deliv
ered a plain and sensiblo talk' which
was. well received bjrtho large number
of members present,, at' the conclusion
of his timely talk 3Irs. Daisy Cbrtheli,
Worthy Matron of Boyal Eagle Court
No. 44, H. of J. Mrs. -Andrews, Mrs.
Taylor and Mrs. Powers representing
the. same court were invited to appear
before the lodge and each one of the
Ta,dies addressed it-forra. lew moments
in relation to:what their court desires to
accomplish in the future among ' the
women who are Justly entitled to be
come united with that court after the
ladies had wound Tip their talking
Worshipful Master Anderson appointed
four of the best looking members pres
ent, to gallantly escort themrom the
The officers of Boyal Eagle Lodge
No. 96 for 1921 are as follows: Bro.
W. Cb Anderson Worshipful Master
Bro. C.A. GriflinSenlOT Warden; Bro.
Thus. J. Sucker, Junior Warden; Bro.
Win. A. Humphrey Secretary; Bro.
Overton Starkeytissistant -Secretary;
Bro." John Dixon, .Treasurer;. -Bro.
Claude Griffie, -Senior Deacon; Bro.
Pleasant Calloway, Junior Deacon; Bro.
T. H. Holly, Jhaplain; Bra 8. E.Dycr,
Finance Committee; Bro. Ben Bay, Fi
nance Committee; Bros. -Henry Hill,
and Thos. F. BcD. Stewards: and A.
Thomas Tyler. "-'- " '
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By Drl M A. Majors.
- HON. .WILLIAM R. FEJZER.
. Forpieriy one of the-ijcSt'membertHaf tlie'Cily Counal fxvm:.
the Seventh Ward, who is making a top notch record as one
of the Judges of the Municipal Court of Chicago.
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g -waviia AtLii iilPBOYiNO TH Hi ti
HOME UFE. .
his! lyford of Hanrptoa. Institute
I Jreseats Facts to Edncators-Negro"
ders Are Batsing oomnmnlty
If StZ&dare Cmvixn tpL-nn-s, i-(V,
mumo- AIMVUjM WWUWfc-
Joa-Plea for Extensloa Ooctsesv
va. 'ForNegroes, nsor
pie, good homes mean bet--1
and community health
ltJ, Director of theTHamp
School of Home. Econo
If other f
R1,s4 happ s,
K in t-v recent Atlnnffc" JTiHr 5aii-
I ftn T-u. tt. -... y "t.
l A-1 ome-jjaxngf jsecfls. or
"Aegro ielivered before IhosT-
SO1" " for Wntmnul "Pad.
ilis 1 ffj ;j.
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tna-.n-' m !. - Ci -!--rt.-
gwunarv need for the- girls', d"
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oetter tomes tb( Komt rvmntaflont
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.t oetter-paid feacher-teaeh-l
r,ta a wi-w .: -. ': v
jj " -"- iuufc paias-iajanir in-
ITT teaelr vtfi, v,z .vt. -
oaea to do theirtart in th
mul a - . -m
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IK-eftase' ?1milar .yBo to that
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Porrccity for thegraefieft . of
r according tnfi. ve. a.
bs xi. , uuik io iae Dost mod,-
fa, Tws aa to instill-
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IJ . fiome'
nag in home-malang must ,&t
to thft ,. U..8- i-
laa vonnsr neattCis' tk
improved hW cewiitieas
7 ad Matinnatios.;elaie6.f;
SHu OTn aost f&i
Signs of Great Progress.
Miss Lyford outlined .the. operating
of the Negro Organization Society of
Virginia for BecuringiAbcttcr health,
better schools better homes, and better
farms;" the. nwakening of 12,000,000
colored peolo to the . "need- or more
sanitary methods of living; more, faith
ful school attendance, a. higher standard
of home-malringaud a greater self-re-specti'1.
the uplifting of community
standards through efficient-and coosc-;
cratecC Kcgro leaders; the co-operating
of State and Federal forces for the im
provement of yegrtf-xural life She
SBGOuragiiig signs .of improved, c on
ditioBS are .already to be seen in the
homo life of tho Xegroih. many -parts
of tha Sputli. If good homes-f bnfanue
to-iHcrease in "teraiber, the ncxt.jen
cration. si colored youth. will-be of in-
creasingTy ilgher typo and bctterBtted
to' mecf iie uraaanas-of moeern iiie.
So vital is; -the improvement of tho Ko-cro-homes,
ohs eaa. almost prophesy
that tho other factors that are acces
sary to race progress and. to national
development will readily follow. It
weald be well, if every teacher of home-
HJaHag-iH the Negro, schools -eoala ieci
aertteachiHg io iejtiss xitsl and -could
werk -with the iaspifsisea that such an
apjHsilen f bk skiresa be ar
.TcM8ffXie Wnr 1s XItkT
ek phase of . life h eJesely "''Hj- eo.tiaatii'eki
Mt M eir wk akSfc 8
men, and thepossession and development
oi propeny au incso elements nave
their contribution to mako, to the
strengthening of home life.
'The training of teachers for the
Negro schools is a- matter of serious im
port. All teachers must be made to
feel that teaching people how to live
is tho most important work to be done,
and that, for all women teachers some
fundamental training in home-making
is essential. Normal courses must be
well-planned and thorough and must in
clude practice' in the household arts un
der, conditions ns nearly comparable to
normal -home life as possible. The
teacher must" keep very closely in touch
with the home and'with all the inter
ests of home-makers. The normal
school can make a beginning in the
training of teachers for so wide a re
sponsibility hy awakening in th.em the
sense of need for continued growth, and
"Ertesion classes in homemaking
for tho Negro women who are beyond
school age, or who must early leave
school to earn a livelihood, have been
begun to prove a valuable means of
improving homo conditions and-of se
curing for the schools the support that
they need. ' Through extension classes
better sanitary conditions can be se
cured, the production of home supplies
can be stimulated, wholesome competi
tion in tha skillful jjerformanec of the
household arts can bo fostered, and in
struction can bo. given in the feeding
of -the family. .Such ctxension courses
are a necessary corollary to the success
ful teaching of homo-making in the
schools, that teachers may hayc the
'support say sympathy of the parents in
"Among the colored, girls the pro
portion, that -marries ishigh, and as a
usual thine! they marry while . very
youngio that for tho most part Negro
women have the horoeto care for even
when- they are engaged in gainf al em
ployment. For married, women em
ployed in industry It is especially im-portat--to
have aa -appreciation of the
essential food faets, to understand
household sanitation sad ike hygiene of
dress, ta.be informed b to market eon
dltiass, sad to know "how to -regakte.
the faarily bndget.so as fb secure the;
maxmiaa, of satisfaction far ail.
Cesrsee i the care -and feeding of
bah nd of feaag-Ail&Tea ahosla
hare a jlaee in the eesrse. in heae-
Mkinr Jf s J& women. Bach courses
BkeH Swre - partieakxly proaisent J
UNCEE TOM'S CABIN" SOLD BY
Success of the Book .Banished the Pov
erty of the Stowe. Family.
XhKm Bw, 3SS5 Term are-
see, sw ajuf"-'
Cw-ii1.i.ti;xj,h J?- A.
after Jt WHas f several
Sixty-nine years ago, come March 20,
''Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published
as a book. How many people will
make the passing of the anniversary "an
occasion .for the rereading ot Mrs.
Stowe's famous story f Sueh a reread
ing might be well worth while, remarks
a- writer in the Christian Science Moni
tor. Charles Dudley "Warnerj going
back to the book after forty-four years,
confessed that he feared to renew ac
quaintance with it lest he "should find
only tho shell of an exploded cart
ridge." Yet he was surprised to find
himself again enthralled, The book
made the threchonr railway journey
seem like half an hour, and. half the
time,, he declared, he could not 'keep
baek tho tears from his eyes. In spite of
a London critic's assurance that Mrs.
Stowe was neither an artist nor a great
woman, her story has an enduring ap
peal. Though. the years which have
passed since its appearance have wit
nessed the passing of the conditions out
of which it grew, tho ehords of human
sympathy from which It plays respond,
more or less, as they did in its early
days. The big scenes of African slav
ery in the United States live again in
its pages. And always, it seems,, there
are readers enough,- eager to know the
truth about those scenes and times, to
keep the book from 'fading out.
Story's Mist Publication.
like other great stories that might
be -mentioned, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
had its- tentative publication without
attracting- wide notice. , This was in
the columns of the Nationalism,' the
anti-slavery paper that had Dr. Gama
liel Bailey of Wasttington as'editor and
publisher, and tho Poet 'Whittier as
corresponding, editor. The Bra was a
weekly. The issue carrying- the first
chapter of Mrs; Stowe's story was that
of June 5, 1S5L Other chapters, fol
lowed, through all the issues during ten
months, the last one appearing is the
issue, of April 1, 1S52. Mrs. Stowe
wrote the installments -week by-week,
workiBg at a little; desk in the corner
of the dining recm of her eeUsge. is
Brunswick, Me, tififeX to alt Ska. in
terroptiess of housekeeping, as-last a
family of small ekiHrea. SfcegatJMO.
far her wwk .from the . Tfce -Batter
of pay-seat;, iswerer, eoaoeraed
her far leas than feerpewe T ee-
age-seat ever the apparent XaSsfa
the story to arewe, tie eeaatry to U
evils of slavery. aesc
the tale to treak the feMffTV
irst k seeatea trie; that this
"writtea with her heart's
would "go for nothing, as all the pray
ers and tears and striving had. already
Presses Couldn't Supply Demand.
But the serial had attracted the at
tention of J. P. Jewett of Boston, a
young publisher then unknown. .Even
his .willingness to issue the story In
booV -form was checked by what seemed
its great length, as the installments
f oliowCu one another through I the
-recks. He Bought to have Prof. Stowe
share equally both profits and expenses.
But the Stowes' had no money to ad
vance and Jewett at length undertook
to publish, arranging to give the author
only the usual royalty of 10 per cent
on the sales. But as a book "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" met with success imme
diately. The publisher disposed of
3,000 copies the first day and 10,000
copies within a few days thereafter.
On April 1 he sent a second edition, to
press. - Prom that time forward, for
months, eight presses running night and
day were barely able to keep pace with
the demand for the book. The first
year- saw 300,000 'copies disposed of.
Everybody was reading it, everyboy
was Beginning to take a new interest
in the slavery question. Before long
tho book had stirred a tremendous eon
troversy on its own behalf, raising up
a small army of detractors-, who fiercely
contested its statements, and ' -a far
greater army of champions eagerly rais
ing their voices. in its defense. Any
one familiar with the prevailing meth
ods of promoting books and plays to
day can well imagine tho intensity of
that early popular demand for 'TOnclc
Tom's Cabin" when they read that it
was denounced n pulpit and press and J
that the leading religious newspaper of
the United. States, published in New
York, declared it to bo "anjtMJhrls-
book's Success la Other Lands.
Boyaltics thcreatfer were sufficient to
relieve the Stowes from the pecuniary
difficulties against which they, had pre
viously had to contend. Yet the lack
of copyright outside the United States
meant that millions of copies of Mrs.
Stowe's book were mbsquifat'Jy scat
tered over tha world without yielding
her a penny in retanu The book had
no less of success in Great Britain
than it had in America. Published
there in Aril, an edition of 7,000 was
sold in the ant week. By July it was
seBing at the rate of 2iOO0-epiea i
week sad before Angnst was ever the
deaasd far it was eTerwhels-isg . Sev
enteen printing TMcsine-, besides hand
presses,, and 1SS people were then ess
pkyea eWy la preridia? espies of
-spaa. "Uaele Tea's Cahiav" Sees afterward
aaethsr printing skm "Began to lease a
monster editiea. Then tha paHtsaera
I easd eat tfat then were jse restrie-
Y(e frequently read in the daily and
weekly papers the sad plight of the
family, its. separation; and its variety
of causes. Divorce is a very horrible
thing, but men and women shrink from
intolerable- conditions, snd situations
that bring about humiliation to them.
Prido is lost sight of in the bungling
anpmoiy, and hope decays, while every
hign resolve that tonguo has given ut
terance is forgotten and love if it
could ever claim a place in the heart
of affection turns into hajtred, contempt
and condemnation. The most alluring
castles tnat ever fancy eould picture
bceomo rubbish, tho early dreams of
youth disappointment, and the sacred
vows of men and women made in the
name of God are renounced with
bravado that would put to shamo the
savages m the jungle,
-bus tnero must be a remedy. for the
aching heart just as there are reme
dies for tho diseased "heart, Tho in
tolerable condition and situation mnst
have e'molucnts and balm, and soothing
iaw, wuue tne lawyer exacts his fee
just as tho judge exacts his cost, and
tho children of wedded life become the
chief sufferers. Tho man. gos his way
feeling, that he is free.. from a eertnin
kind of strife, while' tho woman col
lects around her pretended friends
with the avowed intention of making
life a hell- for the man.
Tho frequency of the failures of
wedded life have, become- alas- too com
mon. Its chief cause is tho third
party. This third "party may. be a
woman, who is jealous of other neoDles
happiness. It frequently is somo filthy
man bent upon satisfying tho infamy
or nis dev-iisn, Inst. Gossip, and tho
tongue serpent moro deadly than prus-
sic acid plays a large hand in the game.
fcopie seldom if ever are as bad as
their friends make them out. Often
some poor idiot with as much love in
her heart as a hog for the man that is
trying to make a decent living for her
listens -with attentive ear at some gos-
siper who through scorn, and jealously
blasphemes her husband. Should she
turn upondier husband's accuser all the
wrath of a true woman, she would do
a righteous act and heaven would smile
upon her, but she alas! is too easy, and
her opportunity is lost, later her sup
port, later still after the city gets
through with, her and her husband
there is little else can bo. said.
"We have a notion that man is more
frequently the cause of divorce. He is.
too lax in his nature, and being as he
thinks more excusable he does not cul
tivate a reserved disposition, while
woman is the very quality and spirit
of reserve. But of the two the woman
is more easily played upon and tricked
by both men and women, so easily led
into mischief as to accepting gossip,
and believing a lie, and she "is not as
likely as the man to investigate before
she acts. This is the crux of the situ
ation. There ought' to be set up a
marriage school, and every boy and
girl reaching the age of eighteen
should be giyen training -in all of the
philosophy of love and courtship.-Thcy
ought to bo trained in all of tho
noblest principles of human. excellences,
and it should bo tinctured with a
smattering Of law the Bible.
"We have'all seen to our regret the
evil of divorce. Of course now and
then some Women- marry a man simply
to get.an opportunity to' supply enough
scandal- so, ihat she may get a fair
settlement in alimony.' But this is the
exception and not the rule,
"Wo should not lose tight of the fact
that women are givEnsomewhat to
nervousness, emotionalism and imagi
nation. She does net look distantly at
Au-n nm m. .- -. . - .
"- iit"- "ojiuu". uunappv and Demns a
train of imagination that 'would make
excitable reading for tho woman who,
wrote "Three "Weeks."
, -But of tho nnhapy consequences of
divorce wo are-hesitant to tread over
this melancholy graveyard where so'
many vows, and glorious resolves, lie
burned as this is the same cemetery
whero much of what was once allur
ing, and promised a beautiful life
whero joy should ever abide.
Thcro is an element of grandeur in- -the
sad scene. Occasionally two peo
ple meet and fall in love they think,
enter into the-marriage state and later
becomo acquainted with each others
likes and dislikes and the more they
repulse each other the further they
grow apart, then before it is too lato
agree to disagree, separate and get a
divorce; This is why people are favored -with
such a provision of law. Tho un
bearable, intolerable situation is over
come, and they may start out anew
seeking tho answer to their love.
The children of unhappy parentago
do most of the suffering if tho father
is a .weakling and the mother is a
frump. A law should be passed com
pelling, a man no matter what caused
tho separation, to supply food; and
clothing ' for his children. Beader
could you imagine a greater crime than,
for a man to neglect his own offr
spring f Children that-were once his.
are always his. His interest should
never lag, and no matter even should
scom serve its perfidious imprecations
on his head, he is the father and noth
ing should enter into the situation to
deter, or impair Ks privilege-tbmako -his
But the horrible spectre has saddened
the lives of millions of little children.
Tho guilty escape, it is the 'girl orboy, '
tne young maiden who must leave the
seminary, the young boy at college -must
cease his studies of law or medi
cine, ho must go to work to help sup
port the family. What could we do to -
put an end to this profligacy in the
human heart! How shall a stop be put'
to this ugly mockery of God's mercy r
There .is too much selfishness, too "
much emphasized desire of tho people.
igr pleasure.. Too httle regard for
decency and old time resectability.
Religion and its principles have become
a joke, tho dance hall and other places
of amusements attract the multitude.
The preacher holds forth, but the crowd
is thinner than it use to be, .and di- .r
vorees are multiplying daily for one,
reason" or another.
Morality of today is determined by
how one. looks, how one dresses, beings
a slick kind of a devil, and having the
stakes well set, and If one keeps from
being caught at tho game' of- duplicity
which has become quite common in
later years, ones morality need not be
questioned. Its all wool and a yard
wide morality indeed. The fabric- of
sober life and virtue its attribute is the -very
foundation stone upon whieh.rest
,thc purity of human, life. But. sad is ..
our day when JjoHow moekery with its
jests and grimmages can laugh its scorn -in
the face Of virtue and chant its popu
The effect warping ,tos most t the .
couples is most disastrous and if 'the "
nnfortunates are not well grounded in
the higher graces of noble human prin- "
eiples they will Iono the equilibrium "
and fall down-, down, down to where
they have but little knowledge, and, ".
exercise but little eare. ... jc
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love, nor indulge her caprices merely
for sentiment. She is trustful, hope
ful and usually sincere until her emo
tional nature is touched, then she
tions- against reprinting it and a great
number' of cheap editions made their
So the story -spread over the world.
It has "been translated into Arabie,
Armenian, Chinese Danish; Dutch, Pla
nish, Flemish, "Preach, German, Hun
garian, Xllyria, Italian, Japanese,. Po-
sh, PertsgBese, Greek Saerian, Ser
bian, Siamese, Spanish, Swedish, Wal-
keha& and "Welsh. No weaaer that a
heek whkh eeala get sack a hearing
saoali make the deetrise of Negro
JOE WASNEE HAS TOOK
UNTO HIMSELF A NEW WIFE. .
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The following letter-speaks for .it-,-
self; . j ', V
Chieago", DL March, If, 1921
Dear.Mr. Taylort A
I notice ittTvosr oaner thafcnCaot. Jo
Warner is engaged to many Miss Bese
Carr which is amlstake, '"'"
Capt; Joe Warner was married to
Miss Lorraine Beynolds of St. Louis,'
March 3, at Oaytoa, Mo. .
Yours Truly, - .".-
P. aMy SLoais .adare-iis?,.r.tV
Cook Ave. W, 1st flat.
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. Mr. "Edward K "Wright haifor Ik&MW"
past tea days, been eoaJb-ed.. to bl'sj
hose, 3S3i Gala-set avenue, , under.'.
going a complete rest eare as.preeenbe&W""
fey his HEieetor. The latter part hji,
earning week- ho expects ta Be fsByjp "'
refe4 and. with, plenty -of pep asA
aap; he wfitt ream ai peStieal titUgr
legal activities with" the- farces: ae-"'
3Aayer Thoe-psea. l
. ' .aJ-"Ji