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AGED AND ADULT CHAPJTIES.
Fifth Annual Tag Day, May 23, 1921.
Phyllis Wheatley Home, 3256
HON. EDWARD H. WRIGHT
Republican Committeeman ofihe Second Ward, Who Stands Ready
and Wflling to Turn Over to Any. One, $1,000.00, for the Arrest
and Conviction or Any f erson, Charged With Bombing the Horn
of Any Colored People in Chicago.
x number of white men for rape, and for that: the colored defendant as a
siile I have had ten or a dozen cases rule is unable to give bail. These 150
ef trimes vs. children, in my twelve
utn' experience on the bench I have
ver had bnt one ease of a colored
CM charged with crimes against chil
dren. "The most prevalent crimes or types
of crimes amongst Negroes according
to ay observation are gambling, assault
cues caused by drinking or Women, and
Susceptibility of the Negro to Arrest?
"Negroes are more likely to be ar
reted on suspicion than whito persons.
If jou will tell me why race prejudice
iits in this world, I veill tell you
way this is so. I don't think all the
police are quite as careful in arresting
tobred men as they are in arresting
TtMte men. I think thoy are apt to
lejitate a little longer when a white
mm 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
u a peculiar thing about human nature,
tbat no man wants to admit that he has
prejudices. A man will say on the out
side that he 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 affairs
you will probably get men on the juries
that try colored men that have a leaning
againrt them. I would' say that where
there is a colored defendant and a white
prosecuting witness that there would
be a grave 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
iesitation than they will convict a -white
man on the same kind of evidence. Por
that reason in the cases in which a
colored man is involved, I wateh the
evidence like a hawk.
Legal Representation for Negro De
fendant "The Negro usually hasn't the money
to employ proper attorneys competent
xttorneys. In two out of three eases
tried before me in which there were
eolored defendants, I had to appoint at
torneys to defend them. I appointed
hite attorneys because -when I asked
them whom they wanted they told rae
wd I appointed the one they asktd and
aide him serve.
Economic v Trmiriai Aspects- of
"At one time that I sat in the Crim
inil Court there were 150 old bail eases,
Mme of Jhem 8 or 9 years of age, pend
ine on the docket. I have no recollec
tion that any of these cases involved
eases were old bail cases, and therefore
it was natural enough that you would
not find colored defendants even in this
large number of eases. 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
ease is very quickly disposed of by the
prosecutor. (Defendants locked up are
usually tried first.) The eolored 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 eolored men. I
would say that the eolored man is neces
sarily more apt to be out of work than
the white man. His 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
the Circuit Court bench Judge Seanlan
has been a constant subscriber to this
paper and he is one of our very warmest
friends in Chicago.
The writer has nothing whatever to
do with any of those big leaders of the
Republican party who for one reason or
another feel that it is their duty to
wage a fight against Judge Seanlan;
that is their business and not ours.
As this newspaper is strictly inde
pendent in politics it hasfriends on the
Thompson judicial ticket and on the
Independent judges ticket which it will
loyally support and as Judge Seanlan
always tempers justice with mercy he
will march on to victory for the third
time at the judicial election Monday,
COLORED WOMAN GETS
$20,000,000 PROPERTY VALUE.
Louisiana Supreme Court Decides
Heir of OQ and Mineral Land
is Colored Child bfpriginal
New Orleans. Lillie Taylor, a
Negro woman, was awarded oil and
mineral rights in property in Clai
borne parish said to amount to $20,-
000,000, in a decision by the state Su
This decision was rendered in a suit
against Angeline Allen and George
West, claimants to the property. Ac
cording to the evidence offered in the
case, the plaintiffs father, of whom
she was alleged to have been an ille
gitimate child, sold the property to
Angeline Allen and George West, but
did not give them a quit claim.
The parentage of Lillie Taylor was
the chief issue in the trial of the case.
The court decision confirms her claim
that she is the child of the original
Now there is a reason owner of the property in question.
Monday, May 23, is the regular tag
day for the Aged and Adult Charities
in this city and the following ladies
will on that day tag for the benefit of
the Phyllis Wheatley Home:
Mrs. Corinne Eggleston, Mrs. Rob-erta-Crcditt-Ole,
Mrs. Fannie Barrier
Williams, Mrs. Marie Johnson, Mrs.
Myrrene Hall. Mrs. L. M. Abell, Mrs.
Nellie Jones, Mrs. Naomi Ruth Smith,
Mrs. Eliza Holliday, Mrs. Minnie
Collins, Mrs. Louise Rainey, Mrs. Syl
via Mills, Mrs. L. E. McGowan, Mrs.
Margaret Minnigan, Mrs. J. B.
Threalkill, Mrs. Irene M. Gaines,
Miss Beatrice Mitchell, Miss Cather
ine Hill. Mme. Bertha L. Henslcy,
Chr. Tag Day Committee, 3528 Ver
non Ave., Phone Douglas 4147.
The Phyllis Wheatley home is
highly deserving of the support of
all the people residing in this city
and we again take much pleasure in
commending it to the public in gen
eral. Mrs. Gertrude Moore is its
president and Mrs. Elizabeth 1
Davis, Chr. Bd. of Directors.
BAILEY MEETING WITH
M. T. Bailey, pres.-The. Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 State St., who is
bending every effort in the develop
ing of Morgan Park by finding suit
able locations for members of the
race who are anxious to move from
the congested city, is meeting with
much success and during the past
week closed several deals. Mr. Bailey
is always pleased to talk concerning
PRENTISS NORMAL AND IN-
CLOSES 14TH SESSION..
Exercises Attended by Many White
and Colored People of this
The week just closed marked a
great event in the history of the Pren
tiss Normal and Industrial Institute
of Prentiss, Miss., being Commence
ment week and the close of the 14th
year's work of the Institution. Des
pite the handicap of shortage of funds
the session just closed has been a
decided improvement on the work of
any previous year.
Mrs. Sarah Bell, 45 E. Oak Ave.,
who lias been quite ill for several
weeks, is improving at her home. Mrs.
Bell is well known in the fraternal
MADAM ANTOINETTE C CONE
WDLL CONDUCT A CANTATA,
AT THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN-
Wednesday evening, June 1, Ma
dam Antoinette C Cone, assisted by
the following artists, Mr. Lawrence
Lomax, tenor, and Mrs. OUie Robin
son, dramatic director, will present
the Salem Baptist Church Choir in
a Cantata Belsharzar, at the Abra
ham Lincoln Center, Oakwood Bou
levard and Langley avenue. Ad
mission 50 cents.
RECEPTION IN HONOR OF
ADELBERT H. ROBERTS.
Mrs. Corninp Eggleston has re
moved from 3553 Grand Boulevard to
4752 Champlain Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Hale G. Parker and
their family have removed from 5442
ETiis Avenue to 5423 Ridgewood
Spencer Watts has removed his
tailoring establishment from 1224 In
diana Avenue to 63 E. 13th Street,
where he wHl be pleased to meet his
many friends and patrons.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Clark
have removed from 3217 South Park
Avenue to 3226 Ellis Avenue, where
they will be pleased to see their many
Dr. A. Walker Bibb, physician and
surgeon, has opened his new offices
at 358 E. 35th Street, opposite Grand
Boulevard, where he will be delighted
to receive his many friends and patients.
Last evening the Women's Cook
County Permanent Republican Club,
Mrs. Bertha Montgomery, President;
Mrs. Lottie Stewart, Secretary, gave
a delightful reception at 3441 South
Wabash avenue, in honor of Adal
bert H. Roberts, member of the leg
islature of Illinois from the Third
Senatorial district of Illinois.
The pleasant affair was largely attended.
MRS. WILLIAMS PASSES
After a long illness, Mrs. Cleaver
Williams, wife of W. A. Williams,
1619 N. California Ave., passed away
on Sunday and was hurried Wednes
day from Johnson's undertaking par
lors. Mrs. Williams was the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lively,
4344 Evans Ave.
X - X
SHERIDAN A. BRUSEAUX
General Manager of the Keystone National Detective Agency, 129
E. 31st Street. It u the Only National Detective Agency Cob
dacted by Colored Men in the United States.
Captain Nicholas Hunt, head of the
Shippy-Hunt International Detective
Agency, has for a long time occupied
extensive and elaborate quarters on
the thirteenth floor of the City Hall
Square Building, and Captain Hunt
is up to his neck in business all the
COME ON IN THE PICTURES
Join the Beauty Contest
MRS. JACKSON ON VISIT
Mrs. Eliza Jackson, 3739 Eltmvood
Ave., state grand queen of Illinois
and jurisdiction, of. A. U. K. & D.
of A., left the city Sunday evening
on her annual visit to the various
Jodgea in southern Illinois. Leaving
southern Illinois, Mrs. Jackson will
attend the executive board meeting
to be held at St. Louis, Mo., over
which Wm. H. Fields, national grand
master of A. U. Kf & D. of A. will
BAPTIST IN CONFERENCE
The state baptist convention and
missionary workers convened during
the week at Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Evanston, of which Rev. E. P. Jones
is pastor. The reports read showed
great accomplishments made by this
body during the past year.
MRS. ANDERSON RETURNS
Mrs. Nettie Anderson, 3236 Ver
non Ave., who attended the Ken
tucky derby and afterwards visited
friends at Winchester, Ky., has re
turned to the city much pleased with
Prizes were given to thirty-eight
members of Silver Shower Club last
Friday evening at Bailey's hall for
efficient work dene in the building
up of the club. This club is an
auxiliary of Silver Shower Council,
A. U. K. & I), of A.
MRS. FARMER LOSES FATHER
HON. DAVID F. MATCHETT
dependent Non-Partisan .Candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court
of Cook County. "Justice Knows No Politics," and Judge
Matchett Is Bound to be Re-elected to the Circuit Court Beech,
Monday, June 6. I
George Johnson of Kansas City,
Mo., the father of Mrs. Walter M.
Farmer, 4751 Champlara Ave., and
Mrs. Theresa Johnson, 4932 Indiana
Ave died at his home last week and
the remains were brought to the city
for burial. Short funeral services
were held on Tuesday from Charlie
Jackson's undertaking parlors, Rev.
W. D. Cook, pastor of Metropolitan
Community Center Church, officiating.
.Mrs. G. A. Prcssley, 1810 Darrow
Ave Evanston, 111., was in the city
during the week on business. Mrs.
Pressley was formerly stenographer
to Atty. Walter M. Farmer, 184 W.
When they gave you to your mother
for your first feed of breast milk, they
said you were pretty. All who came
to see 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.
Gee, 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.
Come 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 the
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 oi
a two-years' scholarship? You may
be the type of beauty that will win
the beauty 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. Corley, " Manager.
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BBOAD AX CAN ALWAYS BE
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LOWING NEWS STANDS:
Dr. J. & Dprsey's Drug Store, 434 B.
31st Street, corner Vernon Avenue.
RETURN FROM LONG TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. John C Davis, 1940
Walnut St, who have spent several
months visiting relatives and friends
m Virginia, North Carolina and
Washington, D. C, have returned to
the city much pleased with their
stay. Considerable time was spent
at Kenbridgc, Va with the brother
of Mrs. Davis, H. R. Jackson, who
is there in search of his health. Mr.
and Mrs. Davis were highly enter
tained at the V. N. & L L, Peters
burg, Va, by the Misses Branch and
Whiting, teachers at the school
MRS. YOUNG SURPRISED
Mrs.- Lou Ella Young, 3556 Tjiles
Ave., was surprised on Friday even
ing. May 13, by a number of mem
bers of The Women Patriarchy of
G. U. O. of O., and was presented
with a beautiful georgette crepe
waist Among those present were
Inmates Margaret Harris, Mattie Al
ford and Nannie Mills.
Drug Co. Store,
4700 8. SUte St
Turner Williams' barber shop
laundry offiee, 4303 8. State St
The trustees of the Tuskegee Insti
tute, Alabama, have forwarded to the
writer an invitation to attend the
fortieth annual commencement exer
cises at the institute, beginning Sun
day, May 22, and concluding Sunday,
May 26. We regret very much our
inability to be present at Tuskegee
Institute at that time.
Dr. and Mrs. George A. Lewis and
their family have removed from 608
E. 42nd Street to 6544 St Lawrence
Edward Felix, notions, cigars and
news stands, 3002 S. Dearborn St
George W. Boyd, news stand and shoe
shining parlor, 3620 8. State 8t
Thomas Bell, news stand, iee eream
parlor and laundry office, 17 W. 53rd
St, near State.
F. Bishop, cigars, tobacco and news
stand, 8 W. 27th St, near State.
A. D. Hayes, eisrars. tobacco, sta
tionery and news stand, 3640 8. State
Dodson's shoo shining parlor and news
stand, southwest corner 35th and
Mrs. Moses Bateliff, president of the
.Wliag"Wcrkers, CInb of St Cath
erine A. M. E. Zion Church, 3739
J hswood Ave.
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