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CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY. MAY 21. 1921
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MAY 21, 1921.
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THE LIBERTY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS
MOVED INTO ITS ELABORATELY FURNISHED
QUARTERS, ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE
ROOSEVELT STATE BANK BUILDING, CORNER OF
GRAND BOULEVARD AND THIRTY-FIFTH STREET.
MR. FRANK L. GILLESPIE
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
IB. Under Act of March 8, 1879.
FORTIETH ANNUAL COM
OF TUSKEGEE INSTI
TUTE TO BE HELD.
President of the" Liberty Life Insurance Company, Which Haa Beta
Duly Incorporated, Under the Laws of the State of Illinois. Mr.
Gillespie Is One of the Best Posted Men oa Life Insurance ta
Tnskegee Institute, Ala.-May 22
marks the beginning of the Fortieth
Annual Commencement Exercises of
the Tnskegee Normal and Industrial
Institute which will be brought to a
close Thursday afternoon, May 26.
Dr. Robert R. 'i. Princip?!, an
nounces the following program for
Commencement Sunday, May 22 at
2:00 p. m., the Annual Commence
ment Sermon will be delivered by Dr.
C W. Crislcr, of Jackson, Mississippi
. Monday, May 23, at 7:30 p. m., the
Annual Exercises of the Phelps Hall
Bible Training School.
Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p. m., An
nual Competitive Drill of Companies
of R. O. T. C Unit
Tuesdaj. Maj 24, at 7:30 p. m. the
Trinity Church Boston Prize Ora
Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 p. m.,
Annual Exhibition .of the young wo-
men in physical culture.
Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 p. m.,
Senior Class Day Exercises.
Thursday, May 26, 10:00 a. m.t An
nual Demonstration of the Industrial
Thursday, May 26, 2:00 p. m.. An
nual Commencement Exercises, at
which time the Annual Commence
ment Address will be delivered by Dr.
F. James Bryant, Pastor, The Wheat
Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, Geor
gia. An added feature of the Exercises
will be the observance of the tenth
and twentieth reunions of the Classes
of 1911 and 1901 respectively. A
large number of the members of these
classes have already signified their in
tention of attending the reunion and
the Commencement Exercises and 'no
tices to this effect are being received
I gave the girls; my daughter,
Emma, is with her sister the family
residence, worth $40,000, and other
real estate on which they cleared
Principal Mofon is extending to more than $100,000. After a few
the friends of the Institute a cordial months they drove me from the
invitation to be present at the Fortieth
Annual Commencement Exercises.
All visitors will be guests of the Insti
CLAIMS HUSBAND SHE EDU
CATED STOLE $18,000.
She "Drove from
Offers Her Aid.
Dr. Maurice A. Spaulding of 2224
North Kedzie boulevard was ar
rested Wednesday at the home of
his mother in Vincennes, Ind., on
a warrant charging larceny, sworn
out by his wife, Mrs. Dora Roos
Mrs. Spaulding said Dr. Spaulding
left Chicago a few days ago after
removing from her safety deposit box
$18,000 in Liberty bonds, which had
been given to her by her father. She
is the daughter of Henry R. Roos,
wealthy retired founder of the Roos
Foundries, Inc., 1749 Ballou street,
a pioneer Chicagoan.
Thus Mrs. Spalding's romance of
little more than a year has ended.
Her story is one of a girl's infatua
tion for a dashing young medical
student She " married him against
her father's wishes and then paid
his debts and his expenses while
completing his college course.
Father Gave Girls $100,000.
"When my daughter, Dora, married
this man a year ago, I warned her
against it," said Mr Roos, who is 67
years old, and lives with his son,
Henry W. Roos, 3052 Palmer square
"He didn't look right to me. But
she persisted, and they were married.
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home. Now they are not on speak
ing terms with me.
"I'm still ready to help my girls
if they'll let me, but I fear they
The Spauldings were married in
March, 1920. According to Mrs.
Spaulding, she met Dr. Spaulding
while he was still in army uniform.
He told her of his love, but said
sorrowfully that he couldn't marry.
Spent $10,000 on Husband
"He said he had debts of $3,000,
and if these were lifted he could
marry," said Mrs. Spaulding. "I paid
the debts, and we were married.
Then I paid his way through medical
school. Besides the original $3,000,
I have spent $7,000 on him. Wc
even went on a honeymoon with my
After the father left the Spaulding
home Mrs. Spaulding's sister, Emni.t
Roos, and Dr. Spaulding's brother.
"It's a common misconception,"
said Attorney England, "that a wife
cannot have her husband arresicd for
larceny. We're going to show Dr.
Spaulding that it can be done."
Young ladies should not marry
husbands and educate them at the
STILLMAN NOW UNDER FIRE
IN "BATTLE OF INK."
Forgave, Then Accused Her, Fifi's
hON. THOMAS G. WINDES
Thi Highly Honored Dean of the Circuit Court Bnch of Cook
County, Who Will Eeceive the Votes cf Many Colored People in
His Race for Re-election to His Honored Position for He Is One
of the Best and Fairest Circuit Court Judges in this City -or
New York. Awaiting the next
hearing of witnesses May 25, the
Stillman divorce case is being fought
Aroused by the publication of
James A. Stillman's divorce charges,
lawyers of Mrs. "Fifi" Stillman gave
definite information as to the evi
dence they will offer to sustain the
claim that Stillman had disqualified
himself as a divorce claimant
Doctor's Story a Feature.
The evidence of Dr. IHugh Rus
sell of Buffalo, stating that Mrs.
Stillman revealed guilt to him and
sent for Stillman, with whom she
had consultations, and the introduc
tion of the "hysterical letter" pro
duced by Stillman as a confession
of guilt, are assumed by the defense
as proof that Stillman's information,
such as it was, was complete in the
late fall of 1917.
To show that Stillman did forgive
his wife after these events, her attor
neys have the register of the St
Regis hotel in February, 1918, which
shows that Mr. and Mrs. Stillman,
their daughter Anne and their ttwo
sons Guy was not yet bora were
guests at the hotel together then.
Clerk's Story As 'Evidence.
The register is impounded, as are
the bills rendered by the hotel.
Photo-static copies arevin the hands
of counsel. Amplifying these is an
affidavit by the clerk of the hotel
who assigned the Stillmans to rooms,
in which he swears they occupied
four rooms a bedroom and sitting
room for Mm and Mrs. Stillman, a
bedroom for Miss Anne Stillman, a
bedroom for James and Alexander
Stfllraan. A bedroom for the nurse
was provided in another part of the
Furthermore checks show that
meals for Mr. and -Mrs. Stillman
were furnished in the rooms occupied
hy them, according to' the lawyers.
The lawyers regard' this-as proof
that if Stillman had the reasons for
The Liberty Life Insurance Com
pany which was duly incorporated
under the Laws of Illinois, June 30,
1919, has the great honor or distinc
tion of being the first Old Line or
Legal Reserve life insurance com
pany in this state to be fully or com
pletely owned and controlled and
officered from head to foot by col
ored men from its first inception.
Until the first of May past, the
Liberty Life Insurance Company oc
cupied offices at 3515 Indiana Ave.,
and on the first of the present month
the company moved into its new gen
eral offices on the second floor of the
Roosevelt State Bank building, cor
ner of Grand Boulevard and 35th
Street The Liberty Life Insurance
Company occupying all of the space
on the 35th Street side of the build
ing, the fact the building was con
structed according to the plans or the
ideas of the head officials of the
Liberty Life Insurance Company.
The main or the general office ii
35x60 in size and it is equipped with
specially designed elegant mahogany
desks, tables, stands and furniture
in quiet tone to augment the scheme
for highest efficiency. All the offices
arc richly and heavily carpeted with
a light brown shade of Wilton, all of
the other furnishings and trappings
are the most elegant or elaborate in
There is a large cheerful reception
room, and it and all of the other
smaller offices are always just as light
as the brightest sunshiny day. The
office of Mr. Frank L Gillespie, the
founder and president of the Liberty
Life Insurance Company who was
for some years a member of the
Board of Directors of the Public Life
Insurance Co., is a real dream and
his office being located in the east
end of the offices which extend west
90 feet At all times he has a com
manding view of his entire office
force while sitting at his desk.
Near the first of June the Liberty
Life Insurance Company expects to
be running at full blast and then fifty
young colored women and ten to
fifteen young colored men will be
constantly employed in the home
office without saying anything about
the large army of colored men and
women who will be employed in all
parts of the country, collecting and
writing insurance policies.
Right here it might be said that the
Liberty Life Insurance Company
still has a limited number of shares
of its capital Itock for sale which
can be bought on easy terms by pay
ing ten dollars down and ten dollars
per month per share, shares thirty
Large profit is assured this" com
pany because of the large volume of
business available the moment the
organization is completed. There arc
no Negro legal reserve companies
doing business in the North. Many
companies that have a capital of a
million dollars or more today started
with one hundred thousand dollars
and increase their capital by stock
dividends so that the original invest
ors arc now earning as much as one
hundred per cent per annum on their
original investment Of all business
organizations a life insurance com
pany based on scientific principles
is the safest. This is because its
obligations mature in accordance
with the Law of Mortality which is
uniform and deliberate in.its work
ings and docs not vary with the
fluctuations of the money market or
the rise and fall of stocks and bonds.
Safety is doubly certain in the Lib-ertj-
Life by reason of conservative
of the nation and state throw aroutv
the insurance investments both dur
ing and after organization.
We Can Succeed
The success of Standard Life of
Atlanta, Ga., The North Carolina
Mutual of Durham, N. C, The Mis
sissippi Life of Memphis, Tenn., and
The National Benefit Life of Wash
ington, D. C, is proof that Negroes
are capable of managing the affairs of
large financial institutions of this
Millions to Insurance Companies
In Chicago alone, we are paying
over a million dollars a year into
companies that have repeatedly re
fused employment to any of our most
competent young men and women in
any capacity whatever. The Liberty
Life will be able to give employment
to a large number of our competent
men and women. Through its ac
cumulations it will be able, under the
laws of Illinois to finance through
mortgage loans, colored business rn
terpriscs, assist the farmers and
churches at rates of interest less than
are now being paid. In fact, our
company will be to our people what
other companies arc to white people
a medium through which thc can
secure cheap money on approved se
curities. Without an available sup
ply of cheap interest money there is
little hope for our financial develop
ment as a race.
It has been well said by President
Gillespie, "Wc can do little alone
with your help wc can do anything."
HON. KICKHAM SCANLAN
THIS IS WHAT A BANKER
THINKS OF LIBERTY LIFE
Lincoln State Bank of Chicago
George F. Lcibrandt, President
Charles A. White. Vice President
3105 South State Street
February 1st, 1921.
Liberty Life Insurance Company,
3515 Indiana Avenue,
Attention Mr. Frank L Gillespie.
After careful investigation of your
organization, I am herewith making
application for two hundred (200)
shares of the capital stock of your
company at $30.00 per share. En
closed find check for $3,000.00 to ap
ply on same.
The Liberty Life Insurance Com
pany is an institution that has long
been needed" in Chicago and I am glad
to be able to become a stockholder
in it. I have known a majority of
the officers of ypur company for a
number of years and have the utmost
confidence in their ability to manage
successfully the affairs of the organ
ization. Yours very truly,
George F. Lcibrandt.
The officers of the Liberty Life
Insurance Company arc as follows:
President Frank L Gillespie.
Vice-Presidents, Walter H. Lcc.
R. L Bradby, D. D.. J. L Slaughter.
V. L Williams, David Manson.
Treasurer, Geo. W. Holt
Secretary, W. Ellis Stewart.
Assistant Secretary and Cashier,
James H. Jones.
Chairman of Medical Board, M. O.
General Counsel, Earl B. Dicker
son. Consulting Counsel, John Weaver.
r Actuary, Marcus Gunn.
Board of Directors, Frank L Gil
lespie, David Manson, J. L. Slaugh
ter, oeo. W. Holt. M. O. Bousfield,
M. D., R
Non-Partisan, or the People's Candidate for Re-election to rf r
arit Court Bench. He Has Been Highly Endorsed by the CoW
Cook County Bar Association and His Thousands el LoS
Friends m This City and County Are Working Very Htrd oriS
L. Bradby. D. D.. V. L
Williams, Earl B. Dickerson, Walter
H. Lee. W. Ellis Stewart TT A rv.-
management at the hands. of expe- ter, M. D., J. W. Ames, M. D.. E.
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me sateguaras which the laws Bailer, M. D.
The following Questions Were Pro
pounded to Judge TncVTtn Scanlaa,
by the Illinois Eace Commission Ap
pointed by Governor Prank O. Low-
den and Bis Besponw or Answers to
Shortly after the bloody and horrible
race riots in this city in 1919 Governor
Frank O. Lowden appointed his TfUnnij
Race commission, whose duty it has
been to make an exhaustive report in
relation to everything in connection
with the f rietion between the whites and
the colored people leading up to the nee
riots the latter part of July and the ftnt
of August of that year.
Tho commission consisted of six col
ored men and six white men and its fl
report will show, wMeh consists of
moro than eight hundred pages, whioh
will soon be ready for distribution, eon
tains the views or the opinions of many
prominent white and eolored men re
specting the two races residing side by
side in Chicago.
JTon. Kickham Scanlaa, who has tpT
the past 12 years been one of the most
honorable Judges of the Circuit Court
of Cook county, was requested to appear
before the commission and set forth
his views on that important subject and
the following honest and frank expres
sions on his part which have become a
part of the eight hundred page report
of the Illinois Race commission are well
worth anyone's time to carefully read
what he has to say touching upon the
white and colored people residing in
this great city of the middle west.
"The Negro and Orranlsedor Profes
"May 1 last I was assigned to the
North Side to try unbailable murder
eases. It was found that there were
hundreds of homicide cues awuting
trial; these cases were nearly all oaei
in which gangs of jtog kte aea eon
federated together to go out aad noia
up places, and they made a buiaess oi
it, and some of these gangs lad eon
mitted any number of hold-apt, aad
one member of one of the gangs ex
plained that his gang had killed as nasj
as 20 victims. The evidence ia tiew
cases showed that they killed reekltuly
and wantonly. In none of the eases of
the character I have referred to, wen
there any eolored defendants; all white
men; and the eases were of the nott
vicious type I have known ia ny 34
years of experience in the Criahil
"I just want to make that oae point
to this commission; that never ia the
history of this community has there
been so many vicious crimes eosmutted
by white men as at tie present time.
Young white men handed together ia
gangs ga ont and hold up people right
and left and shoot them down. I notice
that there are a tew colored imitaton
of the white men, but the real bad gu
men of the City of Chicago at the pJ
ent time are mostly young white nei
"I do not think Negroes are nore
liable to commit sex crimes than whites,
I tried a colored man about six or eit
years ago for rape. He founded ti
alleged colored orphan asylum. The
evidence showed that he had raped
number of young children in that plft
He was prosecuted by eolored pTIe
and he got life in the pcnitontMrr He
was the only colored man that ws T'r
tried before me charged with aJ f
fense of that character. The children
in that ease wpre noWi-I I have tned
suspecting Bcauvais and Mrs. Still
man which he now asserts, the pres
ence of Bcauvais as a guest at the
expense of Stillman under the same
roof is ample proof of condonation
BHELBURN OF DARTMOUTH
COLLEGE TO COACH
LINCOLN FOOT BALL
Lincoln University, Pa. A new and
progressive athletic policy was in
augurated at Lincoln today. At a mass
meeting of the entire student body
held on the campus, there was given
a very positive evidence of the re
rving and recharging of the "Old
Stirring college songs, particular
ly, "Alma Mater," and the "Good
Old Lincoln Spirit," were sung. Short
addresses were nfade by Dr. W. G.
Alexander, Orange, N. J., Dr. George
E. Cannon, Jersey City, N. J., Dr.
T. S. Burwell and Dr. N. N. Pan
nell of Philadelphia, Pa., Prof. George
Johnson, Prof. W. L Wright, A.
D. Williams and M. W. Boyd, Presi
dent of the Athletic Association.
The Athletic Council announced
the selection of the following per
sons to act in the capacities desig
nated for the coming year;
Graduate Manager, W. G. Alex
ander, M. D., Orange, N. J.
Student Manager, A. D. Williams!
Lincoln University, Pa.
l.oach, John A. Shelburn, Dart
mouth College, Hanover, N. H.
Ex-Captain, Henry C Collins, New
Jersey. This announcement was received
by the "Rabble" with great satis
faction, and there was a spontaneous
burst of enthusiasm when Mr. Shel
burn was introduced. He outlined his
policy for the football season, and
indicated that he expected to restore
Lincoln tc the position of her former
prestige. The football squad was di
rected to report for training Sep
tember 12, 1921.
QUINN CHAPEL A. M. E.
Rev. H. E. Stewart, pastor.
24th and Wabash Ave.
Sunday, May 22, will be known
young people's day. Dr. Stewart will
preach at 10:45 AT M.and deliver
scrmonciie at the evening service.
The young people have arranged a
Bishop L J. Coppin, D. D. will
dehver an address to all the African
Methodist Churches of Chicago at
Quinn Chapel Tuesday night. May
the 24th. ' 3
Dr. H. E. Stewart will talk to
adults only Sunday afternoon at 4
The church has served the unem
ployed for over ten weeks more than
12 thousand meals given to the unemployed.
HON. HUGO M. FRIEND
Non-Partisan Candidate for Hecfaon as Judge of the Circuit CojsJ
He Has Been Highly Endorsed by the Colored Cook Cj,
Association and Hk Election on Monday, June 6th, U AfrvL
for He Is Paastaktng and Uses the Greatest Conwderaboa
Patting Final Jodgment on All Cases Brought Before Hun.