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gO TAEMBES OP VISGINIA
By Wm. Anthony Aery.
Hampton, Ya.-That Xcgro fanners
of Virginia are working systematically
to improve their land, grow larger food
p build more attractive'homes, and
parage their toys and girls to go
. .,.l.ool was clearly shown in reports
eh were recently made to John Bj
Pierce, special agent 01 me .oiaies nc
Tations Service, at the Hampton Insti
tute meeting of the Virginia colored
district agents, Limo A. Jenkins,
Griffin E- Oliver, John I Charity and
JnKan E. Baglcy, wno are success
or developing state-wiao extension
rt among colored farmers and their
families, oomo igu ui vivaa u.
Of three boards of supervisors that
lad failed to appropriate money for
the work of colored county agents, two
vere finally indu ed to mako appropria
tions. Eight county advisory boards were
induced to adopt plans of -work which
had been suggested 'by the local county
Three county advisory "boards have
already cleetcd delegates for the
Hampton Institute Rumors'. Confer
ence vhieh will be held on June 29
j 30. Other boaids arc planning to
Ou district agent reported that, in
juae counties, 533 demonstrations in
iaportant crop projects will bo car
ried on. In addition, 7KTcclorcd boys
Trill take part in club work.
Six counties were visited with a view
to securing local aid to finance the em
ployment of a year-round home-demonstration
agent. In one county the
board of supervisors made tho appro
priation that had been requested. In
four other counties the colored citi
zens supplied the necessary money.
Another district agent reported that
SO" colored boys in six counties had en
rolled in club work. In tho same ter
ritory 2S" demonstrations will bo con
ducted by colored farmers.
Another section, including three
counties, has enrolled 187 colored boys
in dub work. There tho. farmers, in
addition to carrying on many demon
strations in corn, wheat, oats, cow
peas, alfalfa, potatoes and other valu
able crops, are learning how to raise
poultry for profit.
THE COLORED MASONS OP CHI
CAGO VTffiLSEBCTA GREAT MA
SONIC TEMPLE AT THE SOUTH
EAST COSHER OP PTPTY-SEETH
AND STATE STREETS.
TOwn Completed It V71H Cos From
Two Hnndred-and Fifty to Three
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
-oner; considerable hard work on the
part of the committee, having the pro
ject in charge, on Tuesday cT this week
closed, the deal for the vacant cround
or lot located at the southeast corner
of 56th and State streets.
The lot is one hundred foot frontage
on Stater street by one hundred and
sixty-one feet on 5Cth street. Tho
Masonic Temple to bo constructed on
it will bo the largest nnd the finest
building of its kind owned by colored
Masons in tho world.
More elaborate details of its construc
tion will appear in the columns of this
paper in tho near future.
TH BROAD AX, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1821.
COL. PHITiTP H. BROWN SUCCEEDS
DR. GEORGE. E. HAYNES AS
HEAD OP THE COLORED DE
PARTMENT GP LABOR.
SHORT SKIRT IS "
TO STAY AWHILE
Abbreviated Garment Approved
by Both American and
YANKEE DES16HEBS-IN LEAD
Models From tho United States Are
8ought by Milady of Other Lands
New Spring Creations Are
During the Republican National
Campaign or tho Presidential election
of 1920, CoL Phil II. Brown of Ken
tucky, wns In charge of tho Publicity
Department, among tho colored news
paper editors and tho colored people in
general, and he has recently been re
warded fon his labors in that direction
by being selected to succeed Dr. George
E. Hayncs as tho head of tho Depart
ment of Colored Labor, with head
quatrers at Washington, D. C.
MRS. AMANDA DONALD HAS RE
TURNED TO HER HOME IN
A NOVEL INVITATION.
By Evelyn Casey.
"Well, it's here again spring and the
call of "clean up week" and along
trith these has come the invitation to
nature's house warming. This invita
tion has been received and accepted by
old and young throughout' the eity and
by the school children with apparent
Walking in 8. Dearborn street, at
34th, the attention of the pedestrian
was arrested at sight of & group of
boys and girls, pupils of the 8th grade
in the school at that intersection, under
encouraging directions from their
teacher, Mrs. Joslin, racing, girls
against tho boys in cultivation of a
grass plat in the school yard. These
children have earnestly set about mak
ing Keith School a center from which
shall radiate civic as well as ednca
tional progress. And what speaks
louder of civic .growth and advance
ment than supplanting the unkempt
with the beautiful. As an adjunct to
this effort tho boys of the Manual
Training Class will lend a finished
aspeet to tho garden by the installation
of several bird houses
Keith's response, therefore, to na
ture's house warming is an invitation
to tho migrant birds to be their house
gacsts for the summer season while to
the community in general and the
neighborhood in particular, tho 8th
grade boys and girls extend a cordial
invitation to join tho Carpet Laying
Clnh (planting of grass seed).
The efforts of these kiddies should
arouse tho community consciousness
and if the garden keeps pace with their
efforts we may- lookfor a "bumper"
Tuesday evening Mrs. Amanda Don
ald, who has for some time been visit
ing at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Moses Batcliff, 3739 Elmwood avenue,
left for her home at Memphis, Tenn.
On Monday evening prior to her de
parture, Bcv. B. B. Hendricks, Pastor
of St. Catherine A. M. "E. Zion Church,
Mr. and Mrs. Brown and many other
friends of Mrs. Batcliff joined in giv
ing her mother a farewell party.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE AT
The following and other household
goods for salo at real bargains.
One iron bed and springs, one steel
cot; largo hall rack with mirror, and
other useful articles. Phono Midway
3924, 6015 Harper avenue.
HON. FIELDS IN CUT.
Hon. William H. Fields of St. Louis,
Mo., National Grand Master of A. U.
K. and D. of A., spent several days in
the city during the week completing
arrangements for the coming session
of the National Grand Council which
meets in this city in August.
American designers, writes a New
York fashion correspondent, have
taken their places once and for all as
leaders In the ranks of fashion.
Abroad one bears the women of fash
ion sighingly say, "Oh, If only I could
.have one of those American suits or
one of those American something
else!" We are producing here some
conspicuously beautiful creations,
tones that are distinctly the expres
sions of onr own personalities.
They accuse us of dressing all alike.
Well, If we do, that Is because the
American women have refused to open
their eyes sufficiently to the possibili
ties of these American creations, for
they are not all designed alike by any
manner of means, and any sameness
In onr dressing cannot be laid at the
doors of the aritsts who are working
so hard to set the pace along distinc
tive American lines.
The fashion shows this spring, pre
senting strictly American-made fash
Ions, have been a treat to the eye. xhe
"crudities which once were apparent
are fast disappearing, and one de
lights In. a showing of Amerieangowns
as much because of their fine points
of design and construction as because
of their ntter suitability to the figures
which they are meant to adorn.
There Is nothing which we do so
well nor wear so well as the street
suit for women, and there Is nothing,
really, which we like so well. When
one returns from abroad having seen
all the styles in the world, one's eyes
are overjoyed at the sight of the
American suit, so beautifully cut and
fitted, so artistically worn. An Ameri
can woman needs a suit In her ward
robe and. If her circumstances are
such that she can have nothing else,
then she, somehow, makes that suit
fit In with every occasion demanding
Our sport dfJuies, too, are a na
tional expression which has nowhere
else been equaled. Our designers
have combined grace and beauty, In
this direction, with utility, and we
lugs are worn with black shoes, taa
leas gray shoes are used. Always
there is gray somewhere in the omng
and, since there are many tones and
shades of this one color, every one of
every complexion can find something
in color that suits her general tnake-
Skirts here are short. Yes, they are
rery short, and there seems no sign
that they will Increase In length at
present If we adopt the longer skirts
we will do It in another season, that.
is all there Is to It, for now we are
delighting In the freedom of being
able to walk about without having
the slightest restriction about our
ankles. There are absurdities in this
length of skirt, just as there are apt
to be absurdities connected with any
Circular Skirt Is Seen.
Now and again among the newer
American showings the circular skirt
Is seen. It Is the only evidence we
have of any widening of the skirt, but
Mrs. Nicy E. Cook of Evanston,
spent Sunday with friends in the city.
Charles Wallace, 361G Calumet ave
nue, who has been qnito ill for several
days, is much improved.
May Power Temple 58 will give an
elaborate entertainment on April 30,
at 3638 State street. This temple is
doing a good work and hopes that all
U. B. P. & S. M. T.'s will come out on
it o j y
I ft ufty
"Here Is a Suit of Two Materials Made
on Conservative Lines and Which
Should Appeal as a Street Outfit,
This Model Has an Interesting Trim
ming of Blocked Linen, a Part of
the Pattern of Which Is Embroidered.
BAILEY BUSY IN SUBURBS.
APPOMATTOX DAY-OBSERVED BY
THE APPOMATTOX CLUB.
Last Saturday evening the Appomat
tox Club, 3632 Grand -boulevard, cele
brated Appomattox Day, giving an
elaborate dinner in honor of tho oeea
aon and the following -eminent speak
ers furnished tho orations whieh. were
My enjoyed by thoso who were pres
ent at the annual banouet: John B.
kyneh, former Congressman; Bichard
Greener, former Consul, Valai-
"toek; Robert J3. Abbtt, Editor the
gender; E. H. Wright, Counsel, Trac
tion Commission; R. B. Jackson, Aiaer-
2na Ward; L. B. Anderson, Alaer-
a 2na TVard; S. B. Turner, State
Jfcpresentativc; A H. Roberts, State
Representative; Franklin ADeaison,
fant Attorney General; James A
eott, Assistant State's Attorney; H.
tarter, Assistant State's Attorney
w DePriest, City Realty Appraiser;
woia R. Vnrtitl fit.., r t-T nie.J.
J.. - J.4UUU2 VBU.U,
-- tu. Johnson, Deputy Sheriff.
M. T. Bailey, President, tho Bailey
Realty Co, 3638 State street, has bo
gun to spend Saturday afternoon and
Sundays in Morgan Pork, where he is
offering cottages, lots and .houses for
salo at unheard of prices rnd terms.
He "wants to bo of assistance to mem
bers of the raco who want -to buy in
this beautiful suburb.
On account of the"Serious illness of
her father in tho South, Mrs. Mary
Johnson, of 41st ana Cbttago Grove
avenue, left tho city" during tho week
to be at his bedside.
REV. RECK HONORED.
Hev. Beck of "Virginia, j-ho has been
conducting -a, revival 'at "the "Walter's
AX2L E. Zion' Church, -was the hon
ored guest at an, entertainment giveri
at the residence of Mr. fcna Mrs. Mil
ton X?y, 5058 S. Stato street, several
ceessitjr Clnb Ty Kasery,
Dearborn street, will have its
1 openly Monday, April 18, free
1Q8S LATJBA FRENCH,
HARVEY A WATSTNS,
t1uuaa .BeeeptioB Ceaaadttee.
A majority of men who nave amount
edta anything nave gone bald. Togo
bald, before amounting to anything Is
the lot of millions. Among those mil'
Hobs' are many who feel that theHrst
klagdom of the world woald be com
peasatton for loss of balr, eves If the
perqalMtes & a king did sot Include
an aDowance' for a cssrt wlgsaker.
"Brest without a crowa as & ceasolattoB,
there is a certain solace In ot fearing
to weader whether yrjqc -scalpteck la
8tEsB parpesdicBlarly whea tfce-oc
caslsa caBs ler sdMttlty. C
have at the disposal of our buying
capacities the best selection of out
door costumes that have anywhere
been gathered together. We have
woven special silks for the purpose.
We have Imported woolens and adapt
ed them to our use.
Simplicity of Line.
The day dresses for this spring sea
son produced by American designers
are lovely In the simplicity of their
lines and in the general way In which
the materials have been handled. The
coat dress Is something which has re
ceived, the stnmp of approval from
American women, and there are some
new styles in this street, frock which
are Tery beautiful. Our afternoon
clothes and some street dresses are
partial to the use of canton crepe, a
heavier and perhaps more durable
version of crepe de chine. There are
lovely colors In this fabric, and they
have been used with great success,
the trimming being very much re
strained,- so that the lines of the frock
nave every chance to tell their beauty
to the world.
Gray Is surely the color for Ameri
can wear this season. Everything Is
done In gray from hats to shoes. And
hf the creation Is, cot all In gray then
some part of it Is sure to be. Blue
capes have .gray lhilngs or gray col
lars. Blue hats have gray trimmings.
Reddish tones of trimming are ap
vlled to a gray foundation. Gray suits
are the order of the day. Gray stock
TufMrculeata and Stomach.
Taberculdsis rarely attacks the
stomach, and the Teason for this Is ex
JalEed by Dr. Wllhelm Baetxner of
Berlin in describing one case in Ber-J
User KUalsche Wofcheaschrift He
says the aastric jelce, aided by the ac
tive -aovesaests of Xbe steaach, kill
the xeraaB ef tabercalogls before they
Ljet a chance to take held.
when It Is circular It has the greatest
amount of fullness used In Its making.
There are so many capes among
the spring wraps, and these are so
graceful, that they cannot be passed
by unnoticed. They are made In every
fashion, from the cape of heavy home
spun to that of the airiest and fluffiest
of taffetas for evening wear. The
cape coat has been forsaken in smart
dressmaking circles for the cape on
strictly cape lines, which sometimes
Is left severely plain, and again
embroidered or heavily trimmed in
some way. One of these Is made of
heavy black satin with Its lower edge
embroidered for some distance with
an arrangement of gray angora wool
embroidery. It has a triple flounced
collar that Is in Itself almost aaothe?
Taffeta dresses are very much In
favor for spring street wear. In fact,
they vie with those of the canton
crepe. They have, usually, fuller
skirts, being made over lines that suit
their texture best.
There are bouffant types In the
Paris openings this spring, there are
flights In a dlrectolre direction, there
are Spanish flounces, but when all Is
measured,, asserts a fashion authority,
there remain the outstanding fact that
straight lines are still a dominant
characteristic nnd that the silhouette
continues with slight divergences,
practically the same as It has been. Of
course, this Is not meant to convey
the Impression that last year's frocks
are good for this" year. There Is that
subtle difference, slight though It may
appear upon the surface, that marks
one of the newer gowns as distinctive
ly new. There can be no doubt about
It It has its own marks of novelty
and Is above everything else a spring
Each of the couturiers In Paris, it
would seem, has outdone himself In
the creation of gowns for this latest
season. The collections have been un
usually large and the examples are
more vivid than was expected. And
the various types of gowns. It may be
encouragingly reported, are thorough
ly adaptable to the uses of the Amer
Skirts Longer In Paris.
Skirts are longer In Paris that one
point Is an established thing, but, just
to prove that there Is never one rule
to govern the French couturier, Jenny
has made all of her frocks and suits
with skirts as short as ever they have
been. To be sure, here are the youth
ful types, and, at any rate, those
among the American women who now
are rejoicing In very short skirts have
Jenny to uphold their choice; they
can refer to her decision If their judg
ment should hang In the balance.
Polret, on the other band, has
dropped his skirts to a point below
the ankles and he Is -making them
as full as can be, with positive puffs'
out over the hlpllne. All of the other
couturiers range between these two
levels; Callot likes them shorter, and
some one else likes them longer, so
there Is at least a choice, and every
woman has the privilege of choosing
the thing that becomes her best.
Skirts are fuller, too, than they have.
been. A few of them are circular In
cut and another few plaited. Even
the straight skirts that follow the line
of the figure are allowed a little more
roominess than they have had recent
ly, though those for suits and street
dresses are kept fairly conserratlTe
The W?rd Metis.
The word Metis, means mixed. It 19
from the French metis, a derivative of
the Latin mlscere, to mix. The term
was first used In this country by the
early French-speaking population of
the Northwest to designate persons of
mixed white and Indian blood. Among
the Spanish-speaking population of the
Southwest the word mestizo, of the
same derivation, Is used, but It applies
more especially to those of half white
and half Indian blood.
Dreaming of Putty.
To dream of putty Is a sign of pov
erty; puttying up holes foretells losses
the larger the hole the more exten
sive the loss. If yon are putting glass
Into a window with putty It foretells
that yon will soon move Into a mean
er place than you now occupy.
Pliny, we are Informed, "observes
that Sclplo Afrlcanus was the man
who Introduced the fashion of the
dally shave, "and the Russians wore
beards until Czar Peter enjoined them
all to shave, but he was obliged to
keep on foot a number of officers to
cut off, by violence, the beards of
such ns would not otherwise part
How Kisses Came.
Of course it doesn't really matter
who invented kissing but the legend
of the Grecian shepherdess who found
an opal on one of the hills near
Athens and, wishing to give it to a
young shepherd whose hands were oc
cupied, let him take it from her lips
with his own. Is one of many stories
which give Greece the honor of the
very first kiss.
it Will Grow.
Democracy can never be extended
by force, as you would fling a net over
a flock of birds; but give it a chance
and It will grow, as a tree grows, by
sending down Its roots Into the heart
of humanity and lifting Its top toward
the light and spreading Its arms wider
and wider until all the persecuted
flocks' of heaven find refuge beneath
Its protecting shade. Henry Van
the cordiaL251 smile c$5etm .
For many hundreds of years amber
gris has been employed In sacerdotal
rites of the church, and with fragrant
gums It was formerly burned In the
apartments ofToyallty. To some ex
tent it was used as a medicine nnd
as a flavoring for certain dishes. Now
adays ambergris Is utilized almost ex
clusively In the manufacture of per
fumes and the preparation of fine
scents being first converted into a
tincture by dissolution In alcohol.
To Soften Skins.
There are two simple ways of soft
ening leather and raw skins. One Is
to rub In thoroughly neat's-foot oil.
The other Is to dissolve three ounces
of alum, seven ounces of salt and one
and one-half ounces saleratus In suffi
cient hot rain water to saturate the
skin. When cool enough not to scald
the hands soak the skin In It for 12
hours; wring out and hang up to dry.
When, dry repeat this operation two or
three times until the akin is sufficient
The 8avlor In Profane History.
Among the historical references to
Jesus Christ which are undisputed Is
that made by Tacitus, the Roman his
torian, who on speaking of the Chris
tians said, "The originator of that
name had been executed In the reign
of Tiberius by order of the adminis
trator, Pontius Pilate." This may he
found In the Annals of Terevar, Ref
erence to Christ Is also made In the
"Antiquities of Josephus," n Jewish his
torian, who was contemporary with
Christ, but this passage is declared by
some to be a forgery.
Smell but Don't Taste.
Myrali or vloletwood of Australia,
the product of two species of Acacia,
has the delightful scent of violets
which becomes very pronounced when
being worked, says the American For
estry Magazine. If one wl3hes to re
tain a high opinion of this wood It Is
well not to taste it.
human folks, willing always to
o out oi our wau; to serve tjoa
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Dr. J. S. Dorecy's Drug Store, 434 E.
31st Street, comer Vernon Avenue.
Calling In Calro.-
Engllshmen who do not know Cairo
sometimes take houses in remote and
undesirable parts of the city. In
"Egypt as We Knew It" Mrs. E. L.
Butcher amusingly describes how hard
It Is to find a person who has thus
gone astray. Her husband, she says,
wrote to a doctor for the address of
some friends whom she knew he had
attended. Here is the doctor's an
swer: "The M "s live In a house
without a number In a street without
a name next door to an Armenian
butcher who, I think, has no sign, west
of Abdln palace! The staircase has
Which Is the Highest Mountain?
It Is generally thought Mount Ever
est, with Its 29.400 feet, Is the world's
highest peak, but some authorities as
sert that Teram Kangri. Kara Kornms,
Cashmere, has an altitude of nearly
Sifted coal ashes, sand and wheat
flour, mixed with water, make an ex
cellent mortar for patching holes when
the plaster Is broken. Use two parts
ashes and sand to one of flour.
So Fast We Age.
Another thing that startles a man
as he gets on in life Is how young boys
and girls can be and still call one an
other Mr. and Miss. Ohio State Jour
Not Inclined to Explain.
The average man is perfectly will
Ing, nfter he has made a lucky mis
take, to have It referred to as "a
stroke of genius."
There's only one Individual who can
slap his fellow men in the face and
get awuy with It, and that's the bar
ber. The Woman's Way.
If the shoe fits, get a size smaller.
A professor says that a man's char
acter Is shown in little tilings, such
as by the way he carries his umbrel
la. ,. Also, we may add, by the way
he carries off your umbreIla.--Boston
Adding to the Dictionary.
New words appear now nnd then.
The old-time real estate agent is now
a "realtor," and the one-time under
taker Is a "mortician." The other day
a hobo came Into get a dime and said
he was n lelsurist. And so It goes.
Less Expectancy of Life.
It has been authoritatively stated
that the expectation of life for men
and women who have passed 40 has
actually decreased and Is steadily de
creasing. Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
There is no' cruelty so refined and
so effective as that of restricting the
personal publicity of a man who loves
it Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Smells Like Onion.
The kulim of the Philippines and
Malay Peninsula gives forth a strong
aroma of onions, says the American
Forestry Magazine, while the pao
d'aiho of Brazil is properly known as
And How Many There Are!
An old fool Is one who thinks that
when a pretty girl smiles at him she's
flirting Instead of laughing at him.
A Man Like Yourself.
You Imagine you are a pretty fine
kind of a fellow. But the chances are
that if you ever met n man precisely
like yourself, you wouldn't have much
use for him. Arkansas Thomas Cat.
The Word "Rum."
The word "rum" is an abbreviation
of "rumbooze," "rum" being nn Asia
tic word for "good," and "booze" a
derivation of the German "bausen,"
meaning to "guzzle."
Be noble both in the affluence and
the economy of your diction ; spare no
wealth that you can put In, and tol
erate no superfluity that can be struck
out. Thomas Wentworth Hlgglnson.
Hat pins are used by the American
customs authorities to prod parcels
for hidden jewelry. We hasten to In
form our fair fellow subway travelers
that we never hide Jewels behind our
eyeballs. London Opinion.
Cut out this Subscription Blank and Mail it to
Drug Co. Storo,
4700 S. State St.
For Antiquarian Serve.
In discussing the origin of names
from occupations aa interesting poiat
crops up. A man saight haTe bees
a cooper aad his sob a weaver, why
was the family known as coopers and
BOt weavers? Jast at what point did
the'appellatkat ajstaltoa lete a name?
Careful stady has failed to dear y
Turner Williams' barber shop and
laundry office, 4803 a State St.
Edward Felix, notions, cigars ana
news stands, 3002 S. Dearborn St.
George W. Boyd, news stand and shoo
shining parlor, 3620 8. State St.
Thomas Belt, news stand, ice cream
parlor and laundry ofSce,-17 w- 3
St, near State.
F. Bishop, dgar-, tobacco and news
stand, S W. 27th St, sear State.
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