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CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY, JUNE II, 1921
Read the Following Letters and You Will Become Wise
Grand Boulevard District
4654 Grand Boulevard'
Telephone Knwood 9929
Mr. Herman Grossman,
co Chandler & Hildreth,
56 W. Washington St., .
J. W. Dowd
J. E. Undqu!t
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jitoE.JWT Henry rfewhou
June E. Baggott
F1NLEY BEU, Manager
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. April 20th, 1921.
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HON. FRANK JOHNSTON, JR.
Re-Elected Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County for
the Second Time.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1116
Philadelphia, Pa. One of the most
revolting crimes ever perpetrated
agaist Negro womanhood in this state
occurred here at a lonely spot along
the Pennsylvania railroad tracks. The
victim of this outrage was Miss Beat
nee Burrell, of 127 Walnut street,
According to Miss Burrell's own
story she was returning home from
work at Secane, Pa., by way of the
Pennsylvania railroad tracks where
she was met at a lonely stretch of
woods by a white man. According
to Miss Burrell, she recognized the
man as one who had asked her a
few minutes before further up the
track, if she had seen two young la
dies. Miss Burrell's assailant followed
her for a long distance, walking on
the opposite track. As the young lady
entered a lonely stretch of woods he
asked Miss Burrell if she wanted to
shoot, referring to a shot gun and
revolver which he carried. Upon
answering his first query in the nega
tive, Miss Burrell's assailant asked
her if she would kiss him. Again ans
wering "No," the man grabbed the
girl and tripped her, forcing her to
the ground, placing one hand over her
mouth to prevent her screaming.
JUNE 11, 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
I1L Under Act of March 8, 1879.
FORCED TO LEAVE DUTIES.
On account of a nervous break
down brought on by the strenuous
duties imposed upon him, Rev. C H.
Clark, recently elected pastor of Ebe
neezer Baptist Church, was forced to
take a rest at Hot Springs, Ark.,
where he hopes to regain his strength
and return to his duties.
Dear Mr. Grossman:
226-228 E. 56th Street
1 - 5327-29 Prairie Avenue '
Will you kindly tell us if you are interested in disposing of the above buildings,
and do you know anything about the possible sale of these buildings to colored?
Yours very truly,
FFB:q . FINLEY BELL, Manager.
JOHN DANIEL WILD
WILLIAM J. ACCOLA
CHANDLER, HILDRETH & CO.
Real Estate Loans, Renting
Chicago Real Estate Board
56 West Washington Street
N. W. Cor. Dearborn and Washington
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Anderson & Terrell,
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In re the building, 310-12 E. 50th, I will not be in a position to sign a contract
until I get an O. K. to sell to Negroes from the Grand Boulevard District Property
Owners' Association who strongly object for me to deal with you on this building.
Grand Boulevard District
Property Owners' Association
4654 Grand Boolerrard
Telephone Kenwood 9929
Ral Estate Cemmlttaa
Adolph F. Kranu
I. O. Adder
James J. Carroll
Henry H. Lunt
J. W. Dowd'
J. f. Bowles
FINLEY BELL. Manager
Martin J. It
John E. Murphy
J. E. Lindqulst
P. B. Flanagan
Ceorge J. Williams
James E. Baggott
April 1st, 1921.
Mr. Herman Grossman,
co Chandler, Hildreth & Co.,
56 W. Washington of.,
310-312 E. Fiftieth Street
Dear Mr. Grossman:
We are working hard to help you dispose of the above building and we nope you
will be good enough to keep your promise and not sell to Negroes, either for investment
or occupancy. We understand that they have been inspecting the premises and the
neighborhood is up in arms, but possibly this was without your knowledge.
You appreciate, of course, that disposition as indicated above would intensify
racial hatred and work injury to our cause.
We have demonstrated heretofore that such property can be sold in the right way
and we will gladly repeat the performance.
Very truly yours,
HON. THOMAS G. WINDES
THE FATHER OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK
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WHAT REALLY IS INTER-ESTING?
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
CHILD LABOR LAW ENFORCE-
MENT REVEALS BAD
HON. HUGO M. FRIENLV
mfnrm TO THE CIRCUIT. COURT BENCH OfXCOK
Thfc processes of federal law ad
ministration have brought automati
cally into view the vicious circle of
child labor, illiteracy, bodily feeble
ness and poverty. This statement is
made in a report on the "Administra
tion of the First Federal Child Labor
Law" issued today by the U. S. De
partment of Labor through the Chil
dren's Bureau. As a necessary aid
in the intelligent enforcement of this
law a body of important material was
collected showing the conditions un
der which children ga to work.
In 5 States it was necessary for the
Children's Bureau to handle directly
the inspection of certificates and the
issuing of certificates. During the 9
months in which the first federal law
was in force over 25,000 children in
these S States applied for certificates
of age. Nineteen thousand, six hun
dred and ninety-six certificates were
granted to children between 14 and 16
years of age, almost as many to girls
as to boys. Less than one per cent
of these children could furnish birth
certificates as evidence of their age,
and only two per cent offered bapl
tismal certificates. Two-fifths sub
mitted Bible records and over one-
fourth life insurance policies. About
one-fourth of the children, however,
could furnish no documentary evi
dence, and had to secure a. physician's
certificate to show that they "were
over fourteen years old.
Many of the children who were
found underweight when examined
by a physician, had been working in
the mills for several years. Some
trained quickly when taken out of the
mill and pat on a better diet. With-
otfiers it was difficult to reach even
the- low standard which the physical
requirements required. Many of the
Tarentsto wfibm physical defects ia
fhetr children. ere reported were fin
able to pay for medical attention, and
in most cases no public clinics were
available 'to lend assistance.
One-fifth of the children in the five
States left school when they were in
the fourth grade; almost a tenth of
them had never attended school or
had not gone beyond the first grade,
and only one twenty-fifth had attend
ed the eighth or a higher grade.
Their educational equipment was even
more limited than the grade which
they last attended would indicate.
While 1,803 children expecting to go
to work had not advanced further
than the first grade even when they
had gone to school at all, 3,379 could
not sign their names, legibly and
1,915 could not sign their names at
all. Over one-fourth of the children
would have been refused certificates
if ability to write their names legibly
had been a requirement.
SONG RECITALS AT HAMPTON.
Hampton, Va. The Hampton-Institute
Glee Club, under the direction
of R. Nathaniel Dctt, recently gave
a recital in the Robert Curtis Ogden
Auditorium. Florence Cole-Talbert,
well-known colored" soprano of De
troit, was the assisting artist. The
Sanettis. bv - Schubert: God So
Loved the World, by Palme; Lift
Up Your Heads, Ye Gates, by Glnck
Lo, Here the Gcntlt Lark, by Bish
op Florence Cble-Talbert.
Drake's Drum)- by Coleridge-Taylor;
O Light Eternal (solo by Gayle
Peters), by Verdi; Old King Cole, by
Forsytli Glee Club,
Welcome, Sweet Wind, by Cadman;
Oa Wings of Song, by Mendelssohn;
A Thousand Years Ago, by Dett;
The Night .WindV by FarleyFlor
ence Cole-Talbert; "-
Bedouin Love Song, by Foote
XJlee Club - ' ,.
Cro Nome, from "Rigoletto," by
Verdi Florence Cle-Talbert.
Pretty Gndcrella (solo), by Vin
cent Burke Mathis.
Sing, Smile, Slumber (solo), by
Gounod Florence Cole-Talbert.
On Hampton, On! Glee Club.
Under the auspices of the Hampton
Institute music department, two song
recitals were recently given by Moses
Bryant, Jr., tenor, Cochran, Ga., and
Ulysses S. Elam, baritone, Wavcrly,
Va both Hampton students, empha
sizing the folk-song and nationalism
in mask: as expressed in the work of
Moses Bryant sang the following
Grieg songs: "Faith," "With a Vio
let," "A Swan," and "My Goal." His
program included "Songs my Mother
Taught Me" (Dvorak), "A Thousand
Years Ago (Dett), "Magic Moon of
Molten Gold" (Dett), "Murmuring
Zephyr" (Jensen), and "Hymn to the
Night" (Campbell-Tipton). Ulysses
S. Elam read a paper on Grieg and R.
N. Dett played Grieg's "Nocturnno."
Ulysses S. Elam sang the following
Grieg songs: "One Summer Night,"
"Sunshine Song" (Solveig's song),
"With a Water Lily," "Departed,"
"Autumnal Gale." He also sang "A
Corn Song" (Coleridge-Taylor), "A
Cry from Macedonia" (Dett), "Follow
Me" (Dett), "The Bird and the Rose"
(Horrocks), and "Look Down, Dear
Eyes" (Fischer). Helen Rose Elise
Bctt played Grieg's Sonata in E
Minor, and R. N. Dett-spoke on "The
Harmony of Grieg."
2525 Broad Ax Elm 6-8 TWO
What are the things that interest
colored people most? This is a very
pertinent question. If we are to
assume that colored people are any
different from the rest of mankind.
then it does not speak very favorable
of colored people. We might ask the
question, what are the things most
interesting to the people of any race?
There are some things that interest
colored people, it appears, to a greater
or less extent
Strange as it may seem, we like to
read exciting news. A great many
think that a story of murder is just
the thing to make a paper worth read
ing, and if there is not a murder
story in the paper, it is no good.
Some want to read about a wedding
or a funeral, a quarrel, or a divorce,
or a long train of gossip. Of course
there are as many kinds of people
in the colored race as there are in the
other races. As to general news, all
the races are very much alike.
We are a very peculiar people and
if the other people are as peculiar,
that is something we are not very
much informed about; we do know
that there are phases of life that seem
to be very interesting to people of
our race. Often we hear people say,
what does a baby think about? Chief
ly, a baby thinks of something to fill
its little "tummy." From such a view
point we all must conclude that a
baby is very selfish. Now when we
think of the things that most concern
adults, we must take a separate and
distinct view of what the individual
finds to interest him or her most. It
certainly can't be said that we aTe all
There is a certain kind of news
that interests a certain class of peo
ple whether they are white oretfati
What might interest a scliohr wedd
not perhaps be interesting to a p.
son of mediocre ability
There are a few tilings that ougfct
to prove interesting to all people, and
here are a few of them- Life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness; health
strength, and the exposition of beau
tiful lives; wealth, and comfortable
surroundings and a pleasant environ
ment Every one should strrre to
make their investment of time is the
way of accomplishing the most and
the best that life has to offer, and to
receive in return a fair rate of in
terest in the shape of positive joyi
and peace of mind as a sure reward.
Those who have no incentive for
anything but what appertains to their
own well being, a new dress, a suit
of clothes, a full stomach, and other
selfish attributes, while they form i
great host, yet they get only that oat
of life, and certainly not much more
than that. Those who go about the
world thinking only of dying and go
ing to heaven, get a very little in lift,
and but a very small portion of the
heaven they are seeking. Ignorance,
of course, is the chief cause of the sad
plight of such people. They are lack
ing in understanding, and their pecu
liar happiness seems to come from aa
emotional sorrow which would mike
misery for the person who does
As to what is interesting to oic
class of people, and which would not
be interesting to another class, there
are striking differences which fi
nish the thinking mind some para
doxes that multiply anomolies
As long as we have people in the
world there will be peculiarities, and
irregularities, there will be modified
tastes, likes and dislikes, and the rest
MAY VISIT WASHINGTON.
M. T. Bailey, pres., The Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 State st, may accept
an invitation extended him by his
cousin, Rev. Stephen Bailey, presiding
elder of the A. M. E. Connection in
the state of Washington, to spend his
vacation with him and his family. Mr.
Bailey and Rev. Bailey have not met
for many years. ,
Mrs. Hazel Jones and her little five-year-old
son, Master Herbert Jones,
of Los Angeles, Cal., is in the city
visiting her sisters, Miss Nellie Calla
way and Madam M. Callaway Byron,
3300 Rhodes avenue.
CASUALTIES AT TULSA ARE
35 KILLED, 314 WOUNDED
Tulsa, Okla. For the first tone an
official list on casualties occurring
during the race riot which raged m
Tulsa Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning, has been made public by na
tional guard officials. The list was for
warded to Adjt. Gen. C. F Barrett.
It places the number of known white
dead at nine and the Negro dead at
twenty-six. The known white severe
ly injured is placed at sixteen and &
slightly injured at sixty-three, ne
groes severely injured, seventy-two;
slightly injured, 163.
Anybody knowing the whereabouts
of CHARLES THRILKILL, former
ly of Ontario, Canada, but lately en
gaged in ,the Pullman Service, will
kindly communicate. with 'FRED Mc
KINNEX, 708, 184 W. -Washington
SU'Xhicago, Illfejou Adv. .
HON. DAVID F. MATCHETT
R&ELECTED TO THE CIRCUIT COURT BENCH
COOK COUNTY FOR THE SECOND TIME.
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