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THE BROAD AX, MARCH 19, 192L
THE BROAD AX
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..JULIUS F. TAYLOR
, " Editor and Publisher
DR. M, A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
-. ' MARCH 19, 1921.
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
IP, 1902, at the Post Officer Chicago,
IIL Under Act of March 8, 1879.
By Ir. M. A. Majors.
Tho rapid progress wo aro making
.-'has got the world astir. There seems
to be some kind of concerted fear that
at some early date the Negro will be
come aggressive and in -some way that
is not known decide to exercise his
God given rights. The daily papers are
making the fact all the more empha'
sized by their spirit of antagonism, and
wholesale attacks upon, the race. A
few days ago the Chicago Tribune had
for headlines "Negro This and That"
The Herald Examiner had headlines,
"Yard Negroes Accept Ot in Wages.'1
'. Bae'o hate seems to oe more "intense,
while a peculiar behavior on the part
of. white peoplo is obvious.
. " In - another part of tho country a
white man is holding up the conduct
of his wife with a colored man of
wealth, bat the Tribune wont, publish
"this legal "row in the courts because it
is just a glimpse of tho condition in
the ' Southland between whites and
blacks that it would not have to be
come generally known. It is all very
well for the white race to bluster about
its superiority, but in publishing to the
'world -th"B inferiority of this race and
-that race it ought to remember that the
man is always lower in the moral scale
than, the woman he consorts with no
.matter what eolor or race they are a
To all intents and purposes the day
of the awakening has come, and in the
same proportion the Negro is getting
his eyes open, the white man is getting
HON. CLAYTON F SMITH.-
As City TreMorer through Iw constructive policies earned
the diy Qfet $2,446,000 a mfcrert irf-ich ws $541,000
jnci-e lira was woedxsxkr any txevio In
1919 fte G-icasft Aattncaa, Henid-Exaniber; Tribone, Et.
mi . fee Jmk-m2 aa flodorsed bkn f or AkknMUi, and
fir Dftify Ntws jicU 'la tke
cfapuyfi -Marirml. axtcstlve ability ad srewm ataacwy m hk
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Worshipful Master of Royal Eagle Lodge No. 96, which
is the largest lodge of Colored Masons' in the Icnown world,
having more than 1,000 members; he assisted to initiate Julius
F. Taylor into the mysteries of
his eyes open. He is learning much
ho would not believe, and is becoming
wiser in the philosophy ho would teach
the Negro about keeping his xplaco.
Tho fact of the matter the raeo has
Degunto seo things in a business way,
and-to apply the fundamental existence,
of arithmetic to his economic existence,
opening stores, taking commercial
study, and persuing the almighty dol
lar with a vengeance, this is stepping
"on tho "puppies tail" and the white
man is seeing this new conduct of the
Negro and it "gets hjs goat." There
are ten good reasons why the race
should go in business and there is not
one sensible reason why at should not.
This has nothing to do with tho
amity that should exist betwen tho
white and the black race. For well
nigh three hundred years the white man
hatbbbed and cheated tho Negro, why
should ho oe hated when ho 'gets sense
enough to keep the white man from
cheating him! Yes, a lot of things aro
on the way to place the Negro higher
in every scale of civilization.
TUB BIG DEPARTMENT STORE OF
THE PROGRESSIVE COMPANY.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
If tho reader could draw a mind-eye
picture of a store operated by-the raco
and which, is in its infantile formation,
ho would sec many things new and
novel. Of course our department store
idea is not fully matured "bat we have
taken into serious consideration several
things that will make our store .differ
ent in many respects from the stores
wo are accustomed to aceing. '
Wo have in mind that hundreds of
our girls like to do needle work and
efice of th Cky TraaiBrar he
Masonry last Saturday evening.
embroidery. .While wo proposo taking
over all such articles made by our own
handiwork paying tho regular prico for
the same; "it is a part of- our plan to
offer a premium every month in money
for the best piece of "embroidery and
needle work. This wo claim will act
as an incentive and peradventuro be
come an inducement to our young wom
en to learn ,and finally perfect them
selves in such work.
Whatever wc aro able to manufacture
no matter what it may be we will find
ready market for it through our Mail
Order Department which will be one of
the chief features of onr store.
The" same will apply to tailoring,
dress-making, millinery, and ahundred
other things that the public must buy.
Our grocery and meat department will
bo operated and -run by individuals
wno are aacpis in- tneir lines. or a
while perhaps somo other departments
will be run under individual owner
ship like the Leiter stores aro operated
under separate and distinct heads.
In fact very thing will show the com
munity spirit of a united race. The
Progressive Co. is incorporated under
the laws of Hlionis and capitalized at
$150,000. The seventy-fivo feet front
on state street just sonth of the Binga
LState Bank will have on it before the
year is out a five-Btory brick building
extending back 130 feet.
The shares of stock are being taken
up very rapidly as more than fifty
thousand dollars have been collected
from the sale of stock since June 1920.
Not quite a year has brought about
this remarkable change, which goes to
show what the race can do if it wilL
We can build something else beside
churches and lodge halls, and we must
do it if we wish to bo respected like
HOWARD DEFEATS LINCOLN.
Washington, D. C. The beautiful
Murray Casino was crowded to its ca
pacity when jUie Teferee's whistle
sounded thcvboginning of the basketball
elash between Howard and Lincoln", the
two oldest colored collegiate rivals,
which ended in favor of tho Howard
Five with a score of 36 to 22.
The game started in rapid firo order
when.EJean snatched tho hall from the
air and made the first basket of the
game.1 Tho gamo was fast from be
ginning to end and was marked by tho
sharp shooting on tho part of every
man on the Howard team. Sims at
center jfor Howard was -eail- tin.
brightest star doing his full share to
wards piling- up tho score by shooting
T 'field goals. The wonderful develop
ment of the, Howard five was plainly
evident jn the team work exhibited in
tho clever passing of the balL In tho
absence of CaptainEichardson duo to
"Vuryt &. Johnson handled the posi
tion of. farward very well. He axd
Kean, the- two forwards -for Howard.
played together Eke twins.
The Lincoln five proved no easy op
ponent, Clarkson andDavis. -pnarda
for Howard, were kept bnsy holding off
Captain Boozer and Skinker, forwards
for Lincoln, who at every chance regis-
erca a oasxet. Wheatland at center
for Lincoln was a marvel at shooting
fouls; registered six out of seven at-
Howard Fields goals: Kcan, for
ward,.?; H. Johnson, .forward, 4; Sims
center, 7r Ckrkson, guard," 2; Davis,
guaro, j; mms, center, foula 2.
xaaeeia field Goals: Skinner, for
ward, 2; gapt Boozzcr, forward, 5;
Wheatland, neater, lj FrankHa, saard:
Randolph, guard; Wheatland, center,
Beferee, 'Henderson; TiaekeeBers.
Afta-AHd Baafolph; Scorers, Payae
ai-aUadefc4; SahstitBtiefls, i. Je4a,
jw. fr,gCeaB;Hassr ferSiw; -Carter
iM.taarxseBSfcfeterk f w Dbtjb,
hCHASLEB mr.ynr 3X WAJKDTGTON
Washington, -D. C Tho Washington
public is being stirred to great enthusi
asm over tho announcement that
Charles S. Gilpin, whose, marvelpus
acting'in'Eugene O'Neill's "The Em
peror Jones'' at the Princess Theater,
New York City, has" mado him the sen
sation of the. season, will appear In the
stellar rolo in that play jn Washington
at the Belasco Theater, Monday, March
2S, supported by the well-known Howard
University Players. Mr. Gilpin's
triumphal appearance at the Drama
-League banquet at tho Hotel MeAlpin,
was one of tho four greatest actors in
America, marked one of tho greatest
achievements ever won by a Negro.
His unprccendentcd rise in a few weeks
to a foremost place on the American
stage marks an epoch in the progress
of the colored people and should be an
inspiration to tho youth of the race.
The play will bo staged at tho Be
lasco Theater, ono of Washington's fin-
est houses, Easter Monday, March 2S,
at 11 o'clock; Additional performances
will bo given at Miner Normal School,
April 1 and 2, and will feature a new
star as "The Emepror Jones" in the
person of Gcorgo Williams, a Howard
ALDERMAK ANDERSON VISITING
Chicago Alderman Visiting Metropolis
Hon. L. B. Anderson (familiary
called Louie by all of his friends and
acquaintances) eminent Statesman,
lawyer, scholar, diplomat and ono of the
Aldermen of the second largest cities in
the United States arrived in tho city
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock p. m.
on tho Santa Fc Limited. ne is one
of tho Committee of 25 of tho Board of
Aldermen of the city of Chicago which
13 visiting many of the large cities tjnd
studying tho transportation problems
as it relates to Municipal railroads.
Mr. Anderson stands high in the
councils of the great city of Chicago
and wo learned on a Tccent visit to that
city that ho is beloved by all of the
citizens thereof for his sterling worth
and the great service which ho renders
in his official capacity, and regardless
of race he is designated as one of the
most popular citizens of Chicago. It
is freely predicted that he will in no
far distant future grace the peat now
held by Congressman Madden from that
Is a Real Feliffr.
The Eagle man 'out of many years
experience can qualify as a judge of
mankind; hesitates not to say tha Mr.
L. B. Anderson is a regular fellow and
when you meet him you will fail not
to discern the qualities which have
gained for him the great position which
he holds and the esteem in whieh.hejs
held by his fellow citizens. Thorough
ly democratic with no frills he at once
shows up as ono of tho plain common
With his conferees he is quartered
at the Alexandria Hotel; but Ander
son's thoughts on his arrival were to
get In touch with the peoplo and then
fill engagements official at tho Alexan
dria. Mr. Anderson also had with him on
hia long journey his friend, Mr. Virgil
Williams, prominent businessman -of
Chicago and formerly a resident of this
city, tho writer is well acquainted with
Mr. Williams and was indeed pleased to
welcome him. to his former home.
Quito a number of business and pro
fessional men were on hand to welcome
the distinguished visitors, among whom
were: J. W. Coleman, J-. H. Shackle
ford, J. B. Loving, E. Berton Ceruti,
Noah J. Thompson, Titua' Alexander,
Watson Burns, C. Oliver, Charles An
derson and others. Mr. Anderson while
here will he the guest of his sister,
Mrs. Katherino Barr of.W. 30th street.
The citizens will havo the opportunity
of seeing' and hearing tho Alderman
during his stay here, tho N. A. A. C.
P, Forum, U.N,Li,C.C C. C, and
other civic bodies have arranged for a
public meeting Sunday afternoon at the
People's Indopcndent Church at 3
o'clock p. m. On Saturday night a
banquet will be given in his honor at
thfc. Y. M. C. A. on E. 12th street. He
leaves for the north Sunday evening at
8 o'clock on tho Lark. The Eagle, Los
Angcels, CaL, March 121921.
THE ILLINOIS TRUST AND 8AV-
INGSr BANK CONTINUES! TO
RANK WITH THE MOST SOLID
FINANCIAL INSTTrunONB IN
Tho many readers of this, paper, no
doubt have observed, each week for the
past year, the advertisement of the
Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, La
Salle street at Jackson, which is one
of the best, most solid and most con
servative financial institutions in this
The Illinois Tru?t and Savings Bank,
through Mr. F. D., Conner, manager of
the Publhaty Department, has been so
well pleased with the drawing ability
of The Broad Ax, that the contract has
been, rekowed for another year and it
Would ho highly appreciated if the
readers of this paper, who eoatemplate
opening up savings or checking ae
eoaats with the Hunois Trust and Sav
ing! Bank would iafona: the .paying or
receiving teller that theyiwtieed Jie
aavarBseafc it tkeriaak;1a,-.the c,el
Bate of The Bread Ax.' " '
Taxes on your drinking,, taxes on your
Taxes on your clothing aitd you can't
Taxes when you're, walking, taxes
when you ride, - .
Taxes on tho bridegroom, and upon the
Taxes on tht chickens, taxes oa tho
Taxes on fho eggs in tho old haymow.
Taxes on your income, taxes on your I
Tax you' while you're living, and then
tax your death.
Henry Ford Weekly.
NO COLOR LINE ' DRAWN
Unusual Spectacle Attracts Crowd on
the Causeway at tie Sunset Honr.
Miami, Fla. Thero was no color line
in a ceremony at sunset Wednesday
evening, staged at tho bay front just
South of Avenue D and Columbia, with
Evangelist Davis in charge, assembled on
the shores of the bay and sang a num
ber of hymns pcolim'nary to a baptism
ceremony. Standing tjgether and sing
ing togctucr wero white men, women
and children, and colored men, women
ana children. Tho rather unusual
jpectaclo attracted a crowd, and a lino
of automobiles stopped on tho cause
way while their occupants viewed the
Two wore baptized- whito man and
a colored man. The cvancelist iravo n
demonstration of zeal peculiar to this
denomination when, during his?xhorta-
wUUO uuu prayers, no uttered strong
ouuu.is wrncn were construed as
talking in unknown tongues."
- .. .... .nu immersions too con
gregation resumed singing, and ono of
tllft TCTlttA ITAHlAn 1....3 l ..
. nUUtU il-ujjcu into ino air
repeatedly, clapping her hands and
shouting. There wai hand-shaking all
around, tho evangelist smiled his an.
proval of the ceremony, and the meet.
i-ing mrorraalJy adjournd.
WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO COMPEL
SEUGIOTJS OBSERVANCE OF
SUNDAY BY LAW.
By Dr. W. T. Marmlnfr Trlnltv rrhnrci,
This proposed campaign for stricter
Sunday laws is ono of those well-meant
but misguided efforts which do harm,
instead of good, to the cause Ihey are
intended to serve.
It is impracticable, wrong in prin
ciple, and based on a narrow and im
perfect conception of tho Christian to..
Iligion. It would do far more to .lri
religion- out of the hearts of the people
than to draw them toward it.
'We have no right to comDcl relitrinna
observances of Sunday by law. The
law should forbid all nnnivxnnn. ,.:
ne on Sunday md thus, as far as.
possible, secure to all their right to
Sunday as a day of freedom from thMr
uruinary occupations and of Teligious
ure.imce u tney wian to
runner than this, tho law
QULNN CHAPEL NOTES.
A big day at Quinn Chapel next Sun
day. Palm Sunday services. Preaching
at 30:45 a. m. by the pastor; subject,
'A Triumphial Entry Into Jerusalem
and Its Significance." Following" the
morning services a rally will be held
m tho interest of tho main debt of the
church. At 6 o'clock the Allen Chris
tian Endeavor League. At 7:45 p. m.
special -evening services and continu
ation of rally.
k Subject: "Special Notes on Paw f3,.
The Woman's Might Missionary ser
vices was held last Sunday. Sermon
was delivered by Rev. Je.se Woods
and an address by Bishop A. J. Carey.
Bishop Carey was at his best and gave
some very interesting facts in relative
to tho Missionary of tho African
Methodist Episcopal Church. The re
sult of Missionary day was ' about
$100. Much credit is due to Mrs. Sarah
Dclacy who acted as president in the
absence of Mrs. L. E. Stewart.
Church confereneo will be held Wed
nesday night, March 23. "C."
SIX SISTERS GET BULK .OF '$8,000,
000 HOPKINS ESTATE.
Final settlement of the will of the
IateTJohn P. Hopkins, former mayor
of Chicago, -nra? made Wednesday when
the estate, valued at Nearly $8,000,000,
was closed on a. showing made by John
McCormick Ihe administrator. The
property goes to Hopkins' six sisters,
tho Miss Adelia A. Catherine, and Julia
Hopkins; Mrs, Jpsepline McCormick,
Mrs. Annie B. Lydon, and Mrs; Mary
Ann Bonficld, and a cousin, Mrs. Agnes
' More than $1,000,000 in taxes was
paid by the executors from 1918, tho
year or Mr, Hopkins' death, to 1921.
Personal property was- valued at $5.-
696,137, mostly in stocks and bonds.
The real estate included Chieago pp -
erty to the amount of $5,550.-
.vWiOiaai Gales, traveling salesman for
the Overton Hygiene Cdu .5204,8. Wa-
hash aveaae, la in tha city after heiag, eharck is a body and felt highly hon
es the- jpad for the last ighteek ered to ho, able to" set in nmoav the
moaths. 3fr. Galea will watmA uu
. . '
use ax aeaaasartera.
BRO. B. S.
Past Grand Lecturer, acting Master of King David Lodge,
U. D., who is one of the most well versed and prominent Ma.
sons in this country; until it was fully organized he served
as Worshipful Master of Royal Eagle Lodge No. 96.
MADE PASTOR OF EBENEZER.
Rev. C II. Clark, for twenty-nine
years pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist
Church at Nashville, Tcnn., a promi
nent figure in the National Baptist
Convention for a number of years, has
been made pastor of tho Ebenczer Bap
tist Church to succeed the late Rev.
John F Thomas. Rev. Clark was a
staunch friend of Rev. Thomas and de
livered tho funeral oration over the
remains otSRcv. Thomas.
M. T. Bailey, President, tho Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 State street, is receiv
ing the co-operation of many large real
estate concerns and tho assistance of
many of the people who have purchased
-lots in the suburbs in helping to rush
the building activities in the surround
ing suburbs for those who are anxious
to build their own homes.
Many changes in the appointment oP
committees for tho Building Associa-"
tion of U. B. F. & S. mt, of which
J. B. Street is President, were made in
a meeting held last Sunday at Bailey's
Hall, 3633 State street. Mrs. Minnie
Robinson, a worker 'for the organiza
tion, was elected Chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee to succeed H. D.
Smith, well known in the circles of U.
B. F. Plans aro being pushed in order
to build a building with hall space.
RABBIT'S FOOT FAILS TO SAVE
NEGRO HOLDUP MEN.
Two Negro holdup men were cap
tured Tuesday night, near 27th au d
Dearborn streets, after a revolver bat
tle, with six policemen. No one was
shot. The men are Julius Heard, 45S8
Viacennes avenue, and James Cobb,
5621 Wabash avenue. Each carried a
rabbit's foot ,for luck.
Joseph Cohen, 5809 Indiana avenue,
who was robbed, recovered his money.
Detectives Lahart and Dawe arrested
THE FURY OF A. WOMAN SCORNED
When a heart bleeds the blood of
With a jealous rage in tho eyes,
And a stricken soul would languish;
Would stifle her plight with cries;
There's sorrow in wake of the trouble,
For women have sorrows you know;
And her trouble is always double;
But the world will have its woe."
Dr.'M. A. MAJORS.
REV. TUTT IN CITY.
Rev. Jordan WTutt of Qnincy, HL,
state grand master of U. B. F. & 8. M.
T. spent some time in the city during
the week on fraternal business in com
pany with E. B. Hocker, Rev Tutt held
several conference for tho good of the
" JSamuel- Winningam has re-opened h'is'
market at 37th and Forest avenue,
which was swept out by fire during he
Christmas holidays, with a full stock
of groceries. - ' ""
l Bev. W. S. Braddanpastor of Berean 1
JBaptisl Chareb, addressed a large meet-'!
ing of the American Legion at the lead
ing colored Baptist Church, at South
Bend, IndV Monday evening. Many of
the white members of the American
Legion in that city, marched, to the
ttlmu! tmoxL ;m ir i.:.
- - W aX0CA V IU0
1aba- Ba .,- :
Is milk coiKten
densed by the -.n .,
ter It contain, i ,
sterilized. Suptr .
brands and i n..t
r ' t-s I,
fCLd the iniswtfit i iil
"evaporated"' milk io
from the suiM'teti.-d.
holding 1.000 c-allnn r raw a-p Ji
in trie stenliziitimi f
the water I&
Origin cf Widow's Caps.
Widows uctn . -ill-, vi j one titiirf.
ty, at the tinw f ilu- liomai tsqitst
of England. In- .inn die ave-j tiu
heads as a -ixh f ", .i -i nj as w
nan would not allow irelf to te
ssen with :i laM Iivml. sin- rrciJefcers
a pretty cap. ThiMuli.lientesi?(iir
It lias Ions Miii ikinm-iI ,ju.ij theca?
still remain. VIi wo wearfcetls
on our shoe.? !;. ms. t!e nial
like footpenr of oI!rn tunes wa not
adapted to IiorM'Imt t rn' ns, ami wbea
the liljrh boots u-rr mirmiuml l!$
were put on for tin- i'iihiom- of g-r;
the foot a good hold on rht stirrup.
E. H. WILLIAMSON'S NEW UNDER
TAKING ESTABLISHMENT COST
MORE THAN SEVEN TK-l'lVB
' THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Some four or five week ago a tea
plete description of E II. Wilhamscn s
undertaking establishment. 5121 ieJ
5123 S. State street, appeared la tSest
columns. At that time e erytbng to
not quite in apple-pa working order,
as it is at the present time and now
MR. ERNEST H. WILLIAM
SON. The popular and progressive
undertaker and funeral direc
tor, 5121 S. State Street.
Cvery detail in connection with it u
working as smooth as a well oilel J
His good wife, Mrs. Williamson, aside
from teaching in the Merely StkoA
24th and Wabash avenu. . greatly as
sists her husband in ro-ida'-tn;
raidly increasing basinet.
SSni.n mnvinir into hl3 T t;
meat which cost more tha
thousand dollars and wl
the finest and most c!a
kind in this count ry.
s one rf
MRS. E1WEST H. WIL
LIAMSON. Secretary of the WHtloif
Circle, of the Supreme w
Circle of Friends,, which i ff
the second and f ourth Moj
son is-also one of the e&af
School, Twenty-fourth SW
and Wahash Avenue.
W .w imb vlV.AVkU. VAAtJCW.