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'DR. M. A. MAJORS
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f MABCH 26, 1921.
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The Broad Ax
Tributes From Memory's Casket
By DR. N. A. MAJORS, Associate Editor
In sorrow we bend our heads, and Stephens, business man and
HON. MILES J. DEVINE.
.pntrd a Second-Class Matter. Aucr. I
19, 190?, "at the Post Office at Chicago,
I1L Under Act of March 8, 1879.
MEETING- OF THT. TEUSTEES OF
THE MTTRRTTT W. PINCKNET
Former City Attorney of Chicago, one of its most eminent
lawyers, upright and popular citizens, -who would make a
dandy candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook Coun
ty. Within the last six weeks Mr. Devine has successfully
won 18 out of 20 hard fought cases in the Criminal Court, and
he stands ace high with Hon. Robert E. Crowe, the honest and
fearless State's Attorney of Cook County.
At a conference called by the Mer
ritt W. Pinckney Juvenile Association
held Saturday, March 19, at 2 p. m. at
the -Women's City Club, 14 N. Wabash
avenue, Chicago, the following societies
Hiss Amelia Scars, of the United
Charities of Chicago, Miss Edith Wyatt
of the Illinois Home and Aid Society,
.Mrs. Both Berokheimer of the Jewish
Home Finding Society, Miss Edna Cook
of the Metropolitan Community Center,
Mrs. Jessie E. Jones of the American
Bed Cross, Mrs. B. M. Gilmer "of the
JLdult Probation Department of Cook
County, Mrs. Alberta Smi"th and Miss
Sophie Bo8.z of the Juvenile Probation
Department of Cook County, Attorney
Violette X. Anderson of the Coolc
- County Bar Association, Mrs. W. S.
Beynolds of the Ulionis Children Home
and AH Society, Mr. Joseph L. Mow,
Chief Probation Officer of the Juvenile
Court of 'Chicago, Mr. Albert E. Web
ster, Superintendent Juvenile Protce-
tivex Association and Mr. Harris B.
Gaines of Englewood Benevolent and
The result of the conference by the
"various-social agencies was the launch
ing of a campaign for the establish
ment of facilities to care for semi
delinquent children for which there are
at -this time inadequate facilities.
It was decided that as the State
provided for the care and maintenance
of dependent and delinquent children,
that for the semi-delinquent children
no provision had l"en. made by toe
State and that nn organized effort hav
ing tbc support of all social agencies
handling the .Tavenile s-ituation was
needed for the pemi-dclinqurnt children.
Bichard E. Westbrooks. the Presidcut
of the Merritt W. Pinekncy -Juvenile
Association presided at the meeting.
TOLL -HOLD MTD-YBAB CONFEB-
HOLD JACK JOHNSOITS SISTEB
STOLE 500,000 FEET OF GAS.
Mrs. Jennie Bhodcs, 3638 Grand bou
levard, has been found guilty of steal
ing 500,000 cubic feet of gas from the
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company
by a jury in Judge Charles M. Thom
son's court. She is a sister of Jack
Johnson, Negro pugilist. Mrs. Bhodcs
contended a tenant in her building at
3344 S. Wabash avenue had used the
gas. .Motion for a new trial will be
heard today. Mrs.- Bhodcs wns released
on $3,000 bonds.
'Bishop George Ll Blackwcll, Phil
adelphia, Pa., presiding bishop of the
Michigan Conference, will visit the
city from April 6 to 12, speaking at
the various churches in the Chicago
District. The session of the mid-year
conference to be held April 12 at Mt.
Carmel Church, 46th and Wabash ave
nue, is expected to be the largest and
best session held. Bishop Blackwcll
will address this conference. Too
much credit cannot be given the min
isters of the conference for their sup
port in the great work which Bishop
Blackwcll has undertaken.
11-BOOM HOUSE FOB BENT, FUB-
NISHED OB UNFURNISHED.
The latter part of last -week Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick A. Nash, 2946 W.
Washington boulevard, lost their beau
tiful young daughter, Miss Helen
Patricia Nash, who was in her eleventh
year. Funeral services were held over
her remains at the family residence
and at St. Matthew's Boman Catholic
Church, Monday rooming. Interment
at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs.
Nash have the unbounded sympathy of
a large, circle of warm friends, over
the sad loss of their little daughter.
For re.nt a larrc. rooinv 11-room
house for rent, either furnished or nn
furnished, in splendid condition: for
further information call at 5140 Went'
worth avenue. Phone Tarda 1070. Adv,
with great respect we turn our mipds
upon the loved ones departed this life.
The griefs we share are for our mutual
Today wo are in heart and mind
onco more with the loved ones, the
dear friends with whom we talked and
walked, and held sweet communion.
In spirit we abide with them, and our
love is everlasting, even unto the end.
While our life, blood is warm in our
veins we shall always fondly remember
them, even to tho remotest time.
They are ours, and we nrc thcir's,
only death scpratcs us. While they
lived great was our respect, dying they
left a rich legacy of love, and richei
yet with the hope we shall meet again
when tho glorious mom of tho roMir
rcction shall como upon tho earth".
We cherish fond recollections of Dr.
Alexander Lano who had practiced his
profession in thi scity, taking an ac
tive part in polities, and finally being
elected to the legislature at Springfield.
Dr. Alfred F. Pprry in 1886 read
medicine in tho writer's office at Brcn
ham, Tex., before going to Mcbarry
Medicine College at Nashville, Tcnn. He
came to Chicago soon after the World V
Fair, and by close application to'his
profession built up a very large prac
tice. He was noted for his fine nj-
pcaranec and his pleasant, and affable
Dr. Henry C. Cress came to Chicago
from North Carolina. Ho was intense
ly a race champion. Entered politics,
became a power. Ho was a good doe-
tor, and. had a host of friends, lie
became one of the strong men in Quinn
Mrs. Josephine D. Wallace of JSalis
bury, X. C, has for the past three
weeks been visiting with some of her
many friends in Washington, D. C,
and this week she favored the writer
with a lovely Easter card.
Mrs. Martha B. Anderson, returned
home tho latter part of last week
from a successful and highly interest
ing recital tour through tho South and"
the Southwest. ?
Mrs. Mattie Alford, 3423 Wabash
avenue, past princess of Buth Temple
2, S. M,T., is slowly improving at her
residence after an illness of several
Dr. Claud A. Bell was ambitious to
become an X-Bay expert. Getting a
little knowledgo of it at Mcharry he
desired to know more, and so he set his
heart on that work, and became our
first X-Bay man of the race in this
city. He took pharmacy, and medicine
at Mcharry Medical College. He was
one of the forces at Provident Hos
Dr. Leonard W. Lewis was nnold
prnctictioner of Medicine in this city,
and was well known and liked by a
host of people. Being a clubman, a
soldier in the old 8th Regiment. He
was a good scholar and possessed a
Dr. A. L. Smith came to Chicago
from Oberlin, Ohio. Ho practiced
medicine in this city for many years,
becoming a county physician of Cook
County.- He was a congenial fellow,
liked by every one who knew him, and
respected for his gentlemanly qualities.
He always took a leading part in the
club work ,and the profession of medicine.
David Knighton, politician;
Bonds, chof on' the pioneer limited;
Jackson Gordon, politician; George W
MeKinlcy, real estate; Father Thomp
son ,prolate; Father Tolton, priest;
Bcv. J. T. Jenifer, noted minister;
Hiram Holland, poet and writer; Bev.
E. J. Fisher, D. D. Bcv. John F. Thom
as, Fred Berry, Will Hope, John Ash,
Major John C. Buckncr, Mr. Charles
Smiley, caterer; Mr. Charley Davis,
postal. clerk; Dudley Goodwin, postal
clerk; C. E. Fcrrcll, Atty.; David Pel
key, soldier; Hon. Geo. W. Ellis, mem
bor Corporation Counsel Chicago;
Emanuel Jackson, undertaker; Frank
King7 undertaker; Ollio Green, under
taker; Frank Hamilton, ex-president
Appomattox Club; the Warden Or
ganizer of Colored Elks; George Mon
tague, agent of the Freemen; James
(Daddy) Love, barber; H. S. Anderson,
Treasurer Appomatox Club; Earl
Bonds, J. W. Johnson, actor; -J. Ed,
Green, actor; Jas. N. Buckncr, lodge
man; Jeff Swan, Bcv. Jordan Chavis,
Mr. W; E. Hightower, Dan Scott and
Some of Chicago's famous club men
who had the business ability to dis
tinguish themselves in their particular
line, all of them accumulated wealth
and left tho impression in the hearts
and minds of the race to get tho money.
Mr. John W. (Mushmouth) Johnson,
Mr. John W. (Pony) Moore, Mr.
Georgo W. Woods, Mr. William Bcas
ley, Mr. Bobert T. Motts, Georgo W
Snowdcn and Thomas McCain.
caterer; HHP SilKx ?SC?S'; H
Edward Hn.fiK V& . . 4 HB
HON. JOHN E. TREAGER.
Vice-President of the Stockmen's Trust & Savings Bank.
who s in line for the nomination for Treasurer of Cook Coun
ty in 1922.
The Virginia Society met in its regu
lar monthly meeting March 1C and- held
an interesting meeting. Many Vir
ginians were present. In its next
meeting the "society will "be entertained.
"BEV. SNIQHT AT EBENEZEB.
Rev. Harry W. Knight, Pastor of
Mt, -Carmel Church, Oak Park,, doliv.
ered nn elegant sermon Sunday morn
ingbefore the congregation of Ebene
ser Baptist Church.
.MAN? DEALS 0LO3ED. -
JKm, CLAYTCWK SMITH.
- A CkyTrewirr &rch3 cotructive p
for.tfce dty wer $2,44e,0C m interest, which wu $541,000
aware iiw w rmd'iiiHkraaTtHv !
1919 Sfce CUca Amerkaa, JitcalrtFTawiiner. Tnbuae, tc-
g jr. c inn m jumwwt mm. oaaortga jam tor AKfaaan, w
&e D&f ZUrw wad: "I tbe oSce of tfc City TrMurr W
my and grown Jieftdiiy In im
The-'Miltfln Mercantile Agency with
offices at 3638 State atrect, closed sev
eral -deals in Texas, New Mexico and
Oklahoma for clients during the past
EXPECTED DT THE CITY.
ier. a a' Clark, Pastor of Mt.
livet Baptist Church at Nashville,
Tcnnis expected to, arrive in the city
and 'preach on. Sunday, March 27. he-
fore- the. congregation of the Ebenczer
Baptist Church of which he has ten
dered the caB as pastor.
"LOW! XOTS! LOTS!
Jby awiafcw of the Oty Cbmhj
Througli the influcBee of"lL TL Bai-
Jej -Presidenr, tho Bailey Bsaltr 3o
fseveral adaltieaaX bokks af loti lave
heea secared ia afonraa aPrk. ThesJ
"tefa -will e 9eU- at the West prices
aaa en terss to, sait the pwtlu6r.
:TJmier the "Bprve8 af its sew
Mt wHatt aeeg. Mrs. vrr Smifk.
jfsj CMwaas?, a. tj. x: 1 1. t
o)r. Edward E. Brown was a gradu
ate of Harvard Medical College. He
had a brilliant mind, and wns ambi
tious, but disease laid heavy hands
upon him beforo he got a good start in
Dr. . E. Mackey was a good doctor
and took, quite an interest in his
studies. Lc had a large practice and
enjoyed the esteem of a host of friends.
We have very pleasant recollections of
the doctor as he wasvn jovial fellow:
Asa. D. C. BarneSf-D. D. S., was a
very active dentist, had a good prac
tice, and made his mark in his chosen
field. He was studious, and loved to
meet his fellow dentists and arouse in
them tho idea of performing first class
work. Ho had a wide acquaintance,
and enjoyed tho respect of every ono
who knew him.
Theodore C. Mozee, D. D. S., was one
of the younger nien in the profession
of dentistry who had a great vision.
Ho was intenselv ' in earnest and
arrayed himself with the good fellow
ship of Chicago's leading men. He
studied hard to improve himself in the
science of dentistry, and had he.lived
would no doubt have become a great
force in the life of Chicago. The
BJismir Chemieal Col did not originate
with him but he .put tie organization
into being. . - . ,
m a a
Here also arc the names of several
of Chicago's leading women who did
their part for the race:
Mrs. Johnson, mother of Mrs. Dora
Binga; Mrs. John G. Jones, another
old settler; Mrs. Elijah Johnson, Mrs.
Peyton, prominent Baptist, mother of
David Peyton, the musician; Mrs. Mc-
Kissack, mother of Dr. McKissack,
eminent surgeon; Mrs. Alexis, Mrs.
Elizabeth Williams. Mrs. Knichten.
Mrs. C. E. Ferrell, Mrs. Mary Death-
ridge and Mrs, Hattie Mcintosh King.
These are by no means all of the
most noted of our dead friends who
sleep out there in the cemetery, but
the larger majority of them comprise
a portion of Chicago's best citizens
who while they lived won tho respect
of the public of both races. Some
achieved distinction that was world
wide. Father Tolton, the first Amer
ican Negro priest. All of us remember
Prank J .Hart who won the world's
championship as pedestrian. There
aro others who in a smaller sense at
tracted the sober gaze of the multi
In.'the articles "The 'Broad Ax HaB
of laiao," the -writer has already given
aneh Tonsidcraooa. to quite & number
of "very prominent men who- for tho
sake of brevity he need only, to .men
tion. Among these are: Hon. J. W.
E. Thomas, Ex-Co. Coanaissioner; Bob
ert M. Mitchell, Atty. at Law; Son.
Beaaregard P. Mescly,. Atty. at Law?
Hu BaasneTC MeElwee, Atty. X
Law; John ?. Jones, Atty.i Lloyd: ff.
Wheeler; Sr Atty.; j' IT. Browir.
Aity.; Zeraj O. Taylor, Joha Hockley
BaBeyt editor; J. S. TnMaa. editor:
Jaaea Eifar Ifrpaeh, .editor a poof;
&A J. Hart :
Saawel Hewari, TkfisiM; TfeJ-JScreh,
orgaafetj Alex AHt, t wafer:
Many of these no doubt had they
lied would have accumulated fortunes,
or made their mark one way or an
other. Some were hopeful of long life
but Great Nature decreed otherwire.
Much they might have done would
have beon a great blessing to tho race,
but they are gone on, merely before
us. Just over the hill in the abbrevia
tion of a short spell and we too will
have to pay the debt that they have
While we pause a moment to think
reverently of the dead, we might there
from get the idea that it is good to
think well 'of the living. Most of
them set before us good examples and
enshrined their names in our sweetest
memories. Certainly they represented
the first ripe fruit of Negro civiliza
tion. Many of them made history that
will be written in after years. We are
too near to tho scene of tho snfomlnr
that .made them beloved. Tbc glamor
of those bright days are bright in our
uiuius. juany oi wo men wnom we
honor were members of tho Toureee
M . .
Olub an organization that entertained
the lamented Frederick Danglass, Dr. J.
C Trice, Hon. John Mercer Langstpn,
B. K. Bruce and a. host of other great
men nw departed to the other world.
Say what you will tho friends we
mourn today were startling evidences
that we belong to a great race, and
seeing what they accomplished in the
face of obstacles, we who enjoy yet the
blessings of life may feel hopeful, and
take heart having -faith in .the future
dealing Jdndly with ns as it has with
They had the courage of their con
victions, and did not hesitate to meet
tho gauge of battle on any occasion
whenever tho rights of our people were
hold in the balance. For us they pro
tested. For our cause risked the horror
of ostracism among white people, and
brought many a hardened sinner to see
tho light of truth on many questions
appertaining to our race welfare.
For all such wc-moum their death.
and will in all the future years have
that joyful recollection of their nobil
ity, their sense of righteousness, and
claim them as champions of our cause
who laid lie best they had to give
(their lives) on the sa--of alter of
human equality, and race brotherhood,
God being the Father of nil.
From these we may form some con
ception of the power of a race of pub
lic, men, and women who could recon
cile homely virtue with high spirit.
simple living w-th accomplisled cul
ture, pure thought with copious im
agery who knew how to wield ridicule
without inflicting a wound, and h:w to
effect great good with little pleas
antries of good hearts, and the little
thoughts of great minds.
Our Soldiers Who Died for the Cause
We are not in possession of the
names of the soldiers contributed by
Chicago to the latcWorld War who
died on tho battle fields in France
or in the cantonments while in the
military service of their country. We
do knowNthat a great many of our boys
went to France and dii' not return
alive. To such that crave their liv-
for the democracy of the world it is
not saying" enough in praLc of them to
pour out the sorrow of our souls.
Every Negro who has died upon the
battle field of ain ar w martyr ud
la super-painot. Th.y fought for tit
country, a part of which would lu
them in their uniform;, merely for as
serting the rights thrv wr re wiHiaj to
die for. But this is nor the time to
blame. Bather w.- would drop i tr
for our great k.. fur they were sol
diers to bring in-nce to mankind.
They made hitor. iore than tiit
their conduct in arms reflects credit
upon the entire rare. Thev gave t
history's pape a new interpretation ti
valor, and to bravery a new definit:os.
Wo miss them from the busy wilb of
life among . in the church, at tM
lodge and clubs, anl the vacant (k.r
around our fire-hie, we w-.U ir
way.1 remember them ami treason
their names amonj: our dearest (oa
rades ,and regard their daring spirts
as a rich heritage bequeathed to til
Some day the xvts anions u w3l
sing of their splendor, and imborJ
with inspiration will give soalfil
touehes to the riche-t truth
memorating their deeds. Today w
mourn their s.-iii-r and resign csr
heart to their -ad fate In tl
deaths immortality i enshrined, ai
patriotism honored as rever before.
They gave their young bvw to their
may rest in the hearts of B
our people, who will think it not
enouph to pay them tribute.
Monuments, Their Significance.
As a race we do not rear monuments
and obelisks to our .salted &&
There are nnmerou- r. jnrs why
do not. and manife-tlv it is not
lack of reverence or i eed of a gTic-
ous spirit. Perhaps wher we like t
other races h.ive hnd rentunrs '
chance, and opportunity- we will c
We could not very well complete this
memorial article "without crpressing the
loss onr race sustains in. the death of
Mrs. Celia Parker Woolcy. Dr. Geonre
Bernard Foster, BoY. Jenkin Llovd
-one ana jura, jsua, -Flagg Young.
xnese do not include thcr Hst of ll
otr white friends who haye dieif with
in tho last half dozea years, bat thev
ao stand oat boldly above the rest hc-
canso they were Teal Christiana at
nearr, Bating bo prejudices against
color, or raee. Tey ranted to be true-
to tae&selves because they loved truth.
Taey had the gif fro -d which is
etoraal lifcs Few Ihew are who attain
tail Hg aad exalted stS&as among
the jaiata. They held no- iia' ueetrine
i, of hsaaa rights, human brotherhood,
; and egaal rights among tB of man-
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The Bonest and extremely popular Gty Treasurer of Q
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