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THE BROAD AX. SATURDAY, MAY 14, 192L
THE BROAD AX
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
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MAY 14, 1921.
VOL. XXVI. No. 34.
Entered as .Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
IIL Under Act of March 8. 1879.
HON. THOMAS a WINDES
The Highly Honored Dean of the Circuit Court Bench of Cook
County, Who Will Receive the Votes of -Many Colored Feople in
His Race for Re-election to His Honored Position; for He Is One
oftfie Best and Fairest Circuit Court Judges in this City or
By Dr. M. A.' Majors
Japan and China arc smarting under
American restrictions. It is strange
that the paupers of Europe may come
to America at will and yet the industri
ous Japanese and Chinese are kept out
of America. It is not any secret, and
. our people admit it as an evident fact.
There- is consequence a plenty, the
Chinese and Japanese arc superior a the
Jew and the Italian in a great many
The write race is afraid of the yel
low and brown races and wherein lies
They breed fastor, live on less, thrive
( like the Negro race under adverse cir
cumstances, are "haughty and proud and
will not cower, or be a subject people.
But this has nothing to do with keeping
down and out an industrious earnest
The laws of that state will stretch
across the continent and grab a violator
of a white girl's virtue and society for
gives him if he makes restitution by
marrying the girl who was tempted and
yielded. But no protection is given the
colored girl, no restitution is possible
for her if the -man in the case is white.
What a mockery! What hypocrisy!
Despite all their talk about social su
periority it is an evident-fact there has
been a great deal of "social equality,"
between white men and colored women
evidence that walks around on two
legs. White men pursue colored women
openly and brazenly and if the 'woman
yields as women have yielded since the
beginning of time the honor of a mock
and empty marriago is denied her, if
she is colored.
Anti-marriage laws, whether in Indi
ana or Georgia arc shams and shames.
But abovfe everything else they are
meaningless for in this mating business
statutes have no effect.
As an individual we may wonder why
a colored woman would want to marry a
white man or vice versa, but in the last
THE REAL ESTATE,
Incorporated Under the Laws of the
State,of Illinois for One Hundred
Thousand Dollars, Is Now
Ready for Business
people who have rirbts.
W tavA an ide tfcnt ATn.nV. .. I analysis we must confess
.. I KnaifiAo Tivif )Aii rt ur Tt '
is using au us power to Head off tnei "-"'" "" -" -"
nal consummation of God's plan.
There is but one race the human race.
Miscegenation is the great moral hurri
cane that is sure to sweep the world.
To no one race is there privilege or
plenary concubinage such as the white
man practices in the south. But the
whirlwind of color is sure to smite him
and swallow him in the centuries yet
I We merelv protest acainst the injus
tice of a law that says they shall not.
White men, some of importance too,
live in open adultery with colored
women, have children, leave them
money in their 'will and do everything
bnt marry. The law winks at it. So
ciety shuts its eyes. But they marry
and hell breaks loose! What's the big
idea? The News, Louisville, Ky., May
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
This week, in Jeffersonville, IncL, a
white man -was given a sentence of ten
years in the penitentiary" for marrying
. a colored woman. We suppose Tfi
Honor, the judge, who gave the sentence
ras applying the law. If that is true it
means the great State of Tnainnfl a8 a
law forbidding, marriage between white
and colored people, which followed to
its logical conclusion means that the
sovereign. State of Indiana endorses and
upholds bastardy and all its attendant
IN CITY ON BUSINESS
A. Morris Williams of Springfield,
111., imperial regent of the Knights
and Ladies of Honor, spent some
time during the week in the city vis
iting the various lodges, which arc
doing a great work Honorable men
tion was made of Mrs. Ella G. Berry,
local recorder treasurer, and Mrs.
Jennie B. Tyler, presiding officer of
Liberty Council, -by Mr. Williams in
a meeting last Friday vening ' at
Bailey's Hall. . V
For sometime past, quite a num
ber of thrifty colored people have
been endeavoring to launch ,a real
estate, bond and mortgage company
or corporation and make it possible
for colored people to secure first and
second mortgage loans on their prop
erty and pay it back in easy monthly
payments or on the installment plan,
and they finally succeeded in getting
Mr. M. 14 Wolfsohn, of Wolfsohn &
Bro., real estate investments, suite
1900 to 1904, Gty Hall Square Build
ing, interested in the proposition and
in a short length of time Mr. Wolf-
sohn was able to stand the Real
Estate, Mortgage and Bond Corpo
ration right straight upon its feet
It opened its doors for business the
first part of May, in suite 1901, City
Hall Square Building, 139 N. Dark
Street, Chicago, where the Real Es
tate, Mortgage and Bond Corpora
tion is making loans on Chicago real
Its officers are as follows: Mr. Jo
seph E. Snowdcn, president; Mrs.
Bertha Montgomery, president of the
Women's Permanent Republican Club
ofXook County, vice-president; Mr.
M. E. Wolfsohn, secretary and treas
urer. -Board of directors: Mr. Joseph
E. Snowdcn, Mrs. Bertha Montgom
ery, Mf. Wa'H. Montgomery, Mr.
Wm. Maclntyrc, Mrs. Emma Smith,
Mr. George L. Lashley, Mr. C J.
Crawford, treasurer of the National
Brotherhood of Dining -Car Em
ployees, and Mr. M. E. Wolfsohn.
Mr. Wolfsohn was born and raised
at State and Polk Streets.' In his
boyhood days he attended the John
Jones School. " He is a first-class
business man honest to the 'back
bone and a warm friend of the col
Cook County Bar 'Associatlan to Meet
Today at Appomattox Club to Vote
in Judicial Primary.
JUDGE KICKHAK SCANLAN
FRLENI OF THE COLORED
RACE AND HE WILL BE
(Concluded from page 1)
nover had but one ease of a colored
man charged with crimes against chil
dren. "The "most prevalent crimes or types
of -crimes amongst Negroes according
to my observation are gambling, assault
cases caused by drinking or women, and
Susceptibility of the Negro to Arrest?
"Negroes are more likely to be ar
rested on suspicion than white persons.
If you will tcIUmo why race prejudice
exists in this world, I will tell you
why this is so. I don't think all the
police arequito as careful in arresting
colored men as they are in arresting
white men. I think they are apt to
hesitate a little longer when a white
man is involved.
Discrimination in Court
"There is another thing concerning
the colored man on trial in the Criminal
Court that has to be kept in mind. It
is a peculiar thing about human nature,
that no man wants to admit that he has
prejudices. A man will say on the out
side that ho doesn't like the Negro, or
doesn't like this person or that person,
but you get him under oath in the jury
box and in my twelve years on the
bench I have never known a juror to
admit that he was prejudiced against
any race or creed. It goes without say
ing that under such a state of affair
you will probably get men on the juries
that try colored men that have a leaning
against them. I would say that where
there is a colored defendant and a white
prosecuting witness that there would
be a gravo danger that the jury might
unconsciously favor the white side of
the case. I will say that some juries
will convict a colored man with less
hesitation than theywill convict a white
man on the same kind of evidence. For
that reason in the cases in which a
colored man is involved, I watch the
evidence like a hawk.
Legal Representation for Negro De
fendant "The Negro usually hasn't the money
to employ proper attorneys competent
attorneys. In two out of three cases
tried before me in which there were
colored defendants, I had to appoint at
torneys to defend them. I appointed
white attorneys, becauso when I asked
them whom they wanted they told me
and I appointed the one they asked and
made him serve.
Economic and Industrial Aspects of
"At one time that I sat in the Crim
inal Court there were 150 old bail cases,
some of them 8 or 9 years of age, pend
ing on the docket. I have no recollec
tion that any of these cases involved
colored people. Now there is a reason
for that: the colored defendant as a
rule is unable to give bail. These 150
cases were old bail cases, and therefore
it was natural enough that you would
not find colored defendants even in this
large number of cases. My experience
in the Criminal Court is that the colored
defendant is usually unable to give bail.
He has to stay in jail and therefore his
case is very quickly disposed of by the
prosecutor. (Defendants locked up are
usually tried first.) The colored man,
having less opportunities, is more apt to
be out of work than the white man and
that is one possible reason for the large
number of arrests of colored men. I
would say that the colored man is neces
sarily more apt to be out of work, than
the white man. nis sphere is very
In passing it might not be Out of
place to state that for more than 12
years or before he was first elected to
thoCireuit Court bench Judge Scania n
has been a constant subscriber to this
paper and he is one of our very warmest
friends in Chicago.
Tho writer, has nothing whatever to
do with any of those big leaders of the
Republican party who for one reason ot
another feel that it is their duty to
wage a fight against Judgo Scanlan;
that is their business and not ours.
As this newspaper is strictly inde
pendent in politics it has friends on the
Thompson judicial ticket and on the
Independent judges ticket which it will
loyally support and as Judge Scanlan
always tempers justieo with mercy he
will inarch on to victory for the third
time at the judicial election Monday,
TO INDUCE YOUTHS OF
NATION TO CONTINUE
rSDccia! to The Broad Ax)
Washington, D. C President Har
ding has given his approval and good
will to the second annual "Go to
High School, Go to College" drive
which b a nation-wide campaign to
encourage Negro youths to continue
their education, being conducted this
week. May 8th, to 15th, by the Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, the pioneer
Negro college fraternity, at its vari
ous chapters situated throughout the
United States. In a letter to Norman
L. McGhce, the general secretary of
the fraternity, President Harding
wrote that the results of the first
drive held June 6 to 12, 1920, seems
to justify the repetition of the effort
this year. "The Teed for effective
work to reduce illiteracy among the
colored people," he added, "is very
great arid manifestly it can be ac
complished chiefly through the equip
ment of members of the colored race
to do educational work among their
own people. You may be sure of
my earnest sympathy jand good will."
Last year 2,000 aftmbers of the
Alpha Phi Alpha located in all parts
of the country carried the gospel of
"stay in high school" and "go to col
lege" to 500 schools, 700 churches
and to a half million parents and
pupils.- It is the hope of the frater
nity to reach one million pupils this
wild warm family
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HON, JAMES W. BREEN
First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago; the Tho
Republican Candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court ofC
County, Whose Thousands of Loyal Friends Look Unnn u
a Dead Sure Winner, Monday, June 6. uPn Hunj,
Nyack, N, Y. -"What is to be don
with a wild man from the mountains,
his wife and his four children?" The
town board of Nyaek perplexedly is
asking itself this question at the present
From the desolate interior of the
Bamapo mountains, "Old Man" Thomp
son, unwashed, uncombed, clothed only
in an old shirt and a pair of trousers
held together by a rope, followed by his
wife, ragged and unkempt in a black
wrapper, and four children, half clothed,
appeared in the village of Pearl Biver
Apparently the family never had been
in a civilized community for Thompson
does not know bis own first name. The
only name he has for his wife Jft
"woman" and he hasn't names at all
for his children.
They never have seen a eomb nor a
newspaper, and the children never have
had a day's schooling.
8hortly after their arrival, they were
found in possession of a tumble-down
shack on the edge of Pearl Biver.
The village not knowing what to do,
passed the buck to Nyack. And Nyack
is In a quandry.
GARVEY INCOME BARED
Huge Salaries Paid While President
General Draws $22,000 Per Year
COME ON IN THE PICTURES
Join the Beauty Contest
At its last meeting on Friday night,
the Cook County Bar Association voted
to hold a bar primary today at 6 p. m.
at tne Appomattox Club, its new head
quarters, for the purpose of allowing
eaen member to express bis preference
or the candidates for the bench to be
elected In the coming election of June
6th. It is expected that there will be
some lively discussion of the matter be
fore the session is over. Each and every
member of the association is expected to
HON. JOSEPHK HAAS
At the last meeting of the Cook
County Bar Association held on last
Eriday evening, May th, at the Ap
pomattoxt Club, its headquarters, Attor
ney James G.' Cotter, -formerly assistant
Attorney-General of Ulinois, was elected
attorney for the association.
M. T. Bailey, president The Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 State St, has taken
over several more blocks of prqperty,
several houses and cottages in Mor
gan Park, which suburb he is helping
to develop for the good of the people.
MISS WINSTON IN COUNTRY
Miss W. M. Winston, trained nurse
at Provident Hospital, who has been
ill for more Jthan three weeks with
pneumonia, is spending some time in
the country, where she is gaining
her strength '
REV. McDANLEL RECOVERS
Rev. G. H. McDaniel, president
The Enterprise Institute, 3l6 Aldine
Square, has entirely recovered from
an illness which confined him to his
residence for more than ten weeks.
JThc "Efficient, and Affable Recorder Deed ol Cook County, Wbe
- Has Been'sFavocablylCentioofid forsHayor of Chicago, in.192J,
. asd jWio Is-Workiag Hard for the -Election o Every Canatdste
varib&Jx&epu&ea Judges Non-Partisan Ticket. , ' "
RETURNS TO THE CITY
Mrs. Marietta Swift-Jordan, 3800
Wabash Ave has returned to the
city from Cmrinnati, Ohio, where she
accompanied the remains of her hto-'
band, 2. T. Jordan, JFor burial. .Mrs.
Jordan is formerly, of -St Louis, '3!b.
J. M. HfggisbeUaa, tie eatewefal
gesarcl eostraetor, kw wved frea
4316 FerestriB aveaae to 4812 St
Lawreaee &veM, when ie.aad Mrs.
HlaeiBbethas. will be neatly stewed to
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receive taeur suay awn
When they gave you to your mother
for your first feed of breast milk, they
said you were pretty. All who came
to sec you said you were pretty.
Nature had expressed her blessing on
your head, and you were commis
sioned to go forth with a beautiful
force, a meteoric illumination of
angel smiles concentrated. When you
were growing up they said you were
the prettiest girl (or somewhere
near it) in the city, and everyone
commented on your ringlets of curls,
and dimpled cheeks, and happy smile.
Gcc, you were happy 'then. Every
body was making a fuss over your
beauty.' THE BROAD AX wants
you to join the Beauty Contest If
you do not live in Chicago you are
just as welcome and just as beautiful
as your friends have claimed you
were. The conditions: A splendid
picture of yourself and $5.00, which
will guarantee a uniformity in our
pictures. All cuts will cost the same,
and help harmonize arrangements.
With your application write or have
written-100 words of yourself.
tome new, do not be slow to
grasp the opportunity to help The
Broad Ax show to the world that
we have the most beautiful women on
The big white morning papers are
running their Beauty Prize Contests
and you are shut out
Forget all about what people think,
how your friends feel, even make a
sacrifice. of your own feelings in ihe
matter, in order that The Broad Ax
may succeed in showing to the world
what race has the most beautiful
Of course we already know, and
it is doubly enjoined upon us to give
publication to what we know that's
why we publish our paper..
How would you like to receive the
check for $250, a trip to Europe or
a two-years scholarship? You may
be the type of beauty that will win
the beanty prize.
Apply at once. Send photo and
$5.00 and have a place in the world's
best Beauty Book; Address -
The Broad Ax
4700 South State street Chicago.
H. L. Coriey, Manager.
New York. The divorce proceed
ings against Marcus Garvey, have re
sulted in bringing into open court the
salaries of the Provisional President
of Africa and the Universal Improve
ment Association, which make a com
bined sum of"$22,000.
The papers filed in the suit reveal
the other' salaries of the officials of
this movement and show for instance,
the salary of Rev. Eason is $10,000
per annum, of Mrs. Henrietta Vinton
Davis, $6000; of Counsellor Wilfred
Smith $7000; of Counsellor William
H. Matthews, $6000; of Auditor Eli
Garcia, $5000; of musicians of the
Black Star Line, $22 per week and
various other salaries on a scale
equally faTr and adequate for the pre
paration and ability of the employees.
Garvey is at present touring the
West Indies, campaigning for in-
cracscd membership ui his organiza
tion. Mrs. Garvey, who is a Jamai
cian, cfaims that Garvey feels that
she is not "great enough" for him,
now he has gained the title of His
Excellency. The Provisional Presi
dent of Africa, President General of
the Black Star Line, et al."
The trip to Liberia, -which was ad
vertised to be made by one of the
Black Star fleet, seems to have fallen
GOVERNOR ASKS GEORGIA TO
BE JUST TO NEGROES
Atlanta, Ga-Gov Doner nafc
ply tonight to to cnt.ci.ms dirt-M
at h.m since his pubhcation m , rl
.of 135 alleged caes of imsfrfafattt
ui negroes m beorsia, and dechrci
"the Xcgro has bttn abutted to
mistreatment in Gtorga iad tht time
hascome to inaucuratc a Mw
if we arc to retain our own tH-t.
spect and maintain our position as i
civilized people before the world"
Since 1855, the goternor sad, there
have been 415 Xcroe lynched a
The replies were made to ludgeL
T. Shirley and Solicitor General JL
L. Felts of the Superior court of
Toombs circuit of U arranton ui to
Judge E. H. Searc ot the 'apera
court of Flint circuit, Gnf?a The
former tw o had taken ecert on to
statements made whh th lit is
sued by the governor
White Man Sent to Jail ton te ta
Ten Years for Manyiag i Dotal
JOHN C. CANNON
OF U. S. REVENUE
From one to ten years in the Induct
reformatory and a fine of 11,000 is tht
penalty which Carl Johnson nut pJ
for having married a colored vott
In passing sentenco in the Clark G
cuit Court, Jeffersonville, Jndge Jisfl
W. Fortune expreed regret that it
could not make the punishment caa
President Harding nominated Hon.
John C Cannon to be collector of
internal revenue for the First Illinois
District Monday. The confirmation
will be voted this week, after which
Mr. Cannon will take over the duties
of the office from Harry W. Mager,
the present collector.
In the past Mr. Cannon has hon
orably served as election commi
sioner'and as a member of the Lin
coln Park Board and as its "superin
tendent, and hosts of warm friends
feci that he will make- good as inter
nal revenue collector for Cbicago.
ENTERTAIN WITH MIDNIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shanklin.
1653 Fulton St, entertained at her
residence a number of her friends at
a midnight, luncheon following the
annual sermon of Odd Fellows held
at Friendship Baptist Church.
FOB SALE. FINE SILK LINED
Prince Albert C & V. Size 37. Phone
Rogers Park S678.
In a few years from now, "ye goal,
how sillv such stuff will sound. Boa
the law and tae judgf are as f
moved from justiee a f mm Christianity
as far from culture as from civilizatiM.
Had this white man lived with tils
woman, and, in the language of Shaio
peare, reared a brnod of tatardi, le
would have reaped the applanse of li
white fellow citizens But things eoaH
have been worse. Had he leea colored
and the woman white, he wonld !
There are lots of other whites de
scended from Just such stock Ti
why there are so many lynchers.
German House Pipes in Demand.
The early German "houe pipes"
much prized by collectors. They v
of fornifdable size, some of them hold
Ing as much as a pound of tobacco.
These pipes are usually of porcelaJ.
beautifully molded and decorated.
Some things seem por'J' tmSZ
A man Is generally able to pocket W
pride, but a woman trho has
pride has few pockets. Boston W
TO HOLD MEETING
The Virginia Society will hold, its
monthly meeting at headquarters,
3638 State St, secosd .floor, Wednes
day evening; May 18, at which time
all Virginians are requetsed to be
presentl ' . ' '
HON. DAVID F. MAtCHETT
Independent Non-Partisan Candidate for Judge of the Circuit
1 of; ,Coolc 'County. "Justice Knows No Politics," and J
Matchett'Is Bound to be Re-elected to
Monday, June 6.
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the Circuit Court &
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