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in iSAst at, Louis, 111., m July 1917, Recalled
or the Memorial Addrtm wkkfc was Pranulgated at Ihat Time by Six or SVen Leaders of the Colored Race, is
the Edilication of the Two Hipdred Thousand Colored People Residing
within the Confines of the Great State of Illinois
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Several of Chicago's representative
Vtgroes will meet' Gov. -Lowd'en in
Springfield today at noon, by 'special
jcpointment, to hold- a eonlerence
Jth him n behalf of the- 200,00 cit
jjenj of the state who'hdong lo the
colored race." They take with them
2 -memorial ," which if .the result of
tie rtcent race riots In'East'St Louis.
member of the committee," .-who
fought to The Tribune a copy ofthd
ctmorial, last night said:
-The inflammatory meeting held in
(jingo the other night, when talk
ix made of arming with guns for
paction, is not representative of
Qsjcago Negroes. In our churches;
our publications, and at our meetings
We teach a different kind of. logic.
Advised to Avoid Whites.
'We advise our people-to avoid tak
ing a seat beside whites in the cars;
to refrain from being boisterous in
them and in public places. We ask
csr people to avoid white restaurants
md to patronize our own theatres.
"We are working for Negro schools
h the black belt anji have a. place
picked where we hope to establish-
playground exclusively for colored
children. We are working to segre
gate ourselves as far as possible and
h can come without any act of law.
"The Negro who marries a white
woman or the Negro woman "who
narries a white man is ostracized in
Chicago's biggest Negro district. We
object to them taking- up residence
there. We do not approve -of it"
Signers of the memorial and the
committee named to take- it to Gov.
Lowden are composed c,Edward H.
Wright, Louis B. Anderson and .Rob
ert R, Jackson, prominent in Negro
politicsj-Sheadrick B. Turner, Robert
S. Abbott and Benjamin H. Lucas,
editors of Neero publications, and
Rev. Archibald J. Carey.
Show Touch of Pathos.
Extracts from the memoriaLihow?.
iag a touch of path'os which lstypical
of a race that has learned how to
"We are in no position to exercise
force. We would be reckless and
foolhardy indeed to do other than'to
appeal to the best conscience of the
American people and ask that the
constitution be respected as to all dt
"We are but a drop in the bucket
as compared to the 100,000,000 dt
atns of America. We can do naught
bat appeal to the best consdence and
Christian spirit of that vast body of
American dtizens who believe in law,
ho believe- in God, who bdieve in
the destiny of. America to point the
way to a greater freedom and a wider
liberty to all the people of the earth.
"If the answer should be that to us
alone these blessings shall be denied,
and for us must be slavery and serf-J
dom or annihilation, we are ready for
the sacrifice for never will we of
choice accept anything. but justice.
From the Chicago Tribune, Saturday,
Wy 7, 1917.
It will be recalled that in 1916, that
all of the above mentioned gentlemen
graced the beds of Mayor William
Hale Thompson in his loyal support
of CoL Frank (X Lowden in Ins race
for Governor of .Illinois and as the
Present mayor of this dty expected
'o be the star actor or the-big chief
!ehind the throne in case CoL Low
den was devated to the governorship
host brilliant, event in a
By Evelyir Casey,
Amid all the pomp and granduer of
ak5gh church ceremonial, to'ofc -place
03 June 22nd, at St. Thomas P. E.
Ofcrch, the marriage of' Miss Gladys
YTette LeGare and Mr, Ttobert H,
din, J, the -Rev. "Father J.H.
Long beforethe appointed hour,
WO P. 1L, gnests began to assemble,
jd the church edfficeJcould barely
"owe the throne. A full vested choir.
together with acolytes and altar "boys.
hy Lawrence Harrison and
-rles Settles, cradficers, chanting
Jatanthen, "LovftDrrineTall love ex
ctiKa5" acted as escort to the bridal
srterie which numbered eiehfeeter-
?J- iliss Mildred Grayson -was the 1
rr of Honor and Mr. Reginald
served bis brother, as besi 1
There were ribbon girls, --whqjnade
k1C betweea Florida -palmsTdown.
"tto the process;waded3tsway-
of this state and all-of the eminent
Colored leaders were at the same'
tihig' figuring on becoming the head
dogs in the meat house among the.
Colored people and shortly after the
race riots in East Sf. Louis, in 1917,:
without bdngrequested to do so on
the part of anyone and without any
public meeting, being held among the
Colored people in this city or
throughout the state of Illinois urg
ing them to do so, these .gentlemen
held a secret meetintr in a small dark
room in the City Hall and selected
themselves as the pre-eminent leaders
or representatives of the two hundred
thousand Colored people residing in
this state and' at the same time they
issued their famous "Bull" or mem
On arriving in Springfield with their
edict or "Bull' they had a Bash light
picture'. taken of them showing them
standing around Governor Lowden
and several objects in the picture
were so dark that we have always
been unable to tdl just what theyare
intended to represent.
There is not the slightest doubt
that Governor Lowden has not cussed
long and loud that he -ever fell for
having his picture taken in connec
tion with those gentlemen for when
Mayor Thompson turned his back on
Governor Lowden, his colored retain
ers: and" loud' shoutersr "followed suit
and they greatly assisted to eat Col
Lowden up alive.
It will be further recalled that at
that time or in the spring of 1917,
that CoL Oscar DePriest had been
successfully routed out of the City
Council and his mantle fdl on the
broad shoulders of CoL Louis B. An
derson and CoL Anderson and the
other Colored, gentlemen who beat it
to Springfield, Illinois at that time
to hobnob with Governor Lowden la
bored under the impression that CoL
DePriest at that time was not good
enoutrh to associate with, them, that j
they would not permit him to travel
with, them to Springndd and, at all
times they endeavored to ignore him
and prevent him from getting up dose
to Mayor William Hale Thompson.
Then CoL DePriest relieved "him
self of a million cuss, words and called
them all kinds of horrible names,
which would never look well in print
and he started in to fight the whole
shooting match to the death, and
when he endeavored , to break back
into the Gty Coundl in his race
against Major Robert R. Jackson in
the .spring of 1918 he branded one
prominent white politician residing in
the Second Ward as a 'little bald
headed s. of a
and CoL De
Priest bad many thousand copies of
the above ""BulT or address printed
and scattered broadcast throughout
rthe Second Ward in his effort to de
feat Major Jackson, but the. cards had
been stacked against him and CoL
DePriest after putting upr a game or
stiff fight with the aid of the old
dead wing of the Carter H.Harrison
Democrats in that Ward, rushed on
to defeat and Major Jackson marched
on to victory.
At this writing, however, CoL Do
Priest, CoL Louis B, Anderson, CoL
Edward H. Wright, CoL Robert S.
Abbott, CoL James A. Scott, Major
Robert R. Jackson; CoL S. B. Turner
and Bishop A. J. Carey, like so many
little white lambs are all peacefully
redining together in the same polit
to the music of the statdy Lohen
grin; there were brides maids charm
ingly gowned, m pastd shades and
carrying arm boquets of roses; there
;were flower fairies, scattering rose
petals in the path of the bride; and
there was a ring bearer, carrying a
little white satin cushion on which
laid two -rings, for the double ring
ceremony was performed. In . fact,
not a single detail was lacking that
made for -'elegance supreme. The
grandeur of the whole affair left an
impress, that wBl remain far into life's
The bride's gown was of ivory satin
with' Empress Josephine court train;
her Tdl of telle, draped in modish xap
effect was seenredby a vrcath ot-val-ley'luiies;
the bcaquet was a shower
of roseliuds and TaUeyMIies.
A reception followed at the lome
of the bride, 374fr Forest Avenue,
where the presents displayed were
exauisite and on great profusion. S!
Mr. and -Sirs, xiaraai iws on ;
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mtdniebt tram for a brief ttoaeymopn
"somewhere h. the TJ. S...A," their
altisate destisatioa being guarded as
a secret, Upoa their retwH they wiH
be. At .Home to tieir 'friends af 250
.v-Not manym'ohths after the late
lamented" Wiltianf TdcKiriley became
President -of the United States" in
1897, he. sdected an honest and re
spectable colored man by the name of
Baker to serve as Post Master at Lake
City, S. C, against the bitter protest
of the late United States Senator Ben
jamin R. Tillman of that TOtten state.
Postmaster Baker and Tiis family
lived in the rear of the little building
which was used for the post office
and during the dark hours of the
night the latter part of February,
1898, when all nature seemed to be at
rest more than one hundred white
Christian gentlemen, like so many
hell hounds, approached his humble
little, home, set fire to it, and as Mr.
Baker rushed out through the roar
ing' flames holding his little three
months' old baby in his arms, they
were both shot to death. Mrs. Baker
and her fwo daughters -were severely
wounded, but they managed to save
their lives by fleeing away in the
darkness of that horrible night
' Several days after that revolting
crime had been committed against
the United States Government, the
Hon, William E. Mason, who was at
that time one of the newest members
of the United States Senate, with the
fire of outrage and indignation burn
ing within his liberty-loving soul
stood' up in the midst 'of the august
Senators and denounced those who
-were guilty of committing such a
blood thirsty crime -in the strongest
language at his command
At that time this paper was being
published in far away Salt Lake Gty,
Utah, and a few days after Senator
Mason had ddivered his masterful
oration in the-United States Senate, it
contained a half column editorial
comment on it in which he was high
ly commended for the noble and bold
stand which he had assumed in that
respect, several copies of the paper
containing our comment on his won
derful oration found their way to his
desk in the United States Senate and
from that day to the day of hb death
or for twenty-three yearsi Senator
Mason and the. writer were fast
friends. And'dnring all those years
he iras a constant supporter of this
Senator Mason, who was always
.true to-his friinds, who was always
honest and truthful in his statements
aad promises, had a most remarkable
career. He was born of poor but
highly respectable parents in a small
Rev. Father Edward A. Kelly, pas
tor of St Ann's Roman Catholic
church, 5Sth street and Garfidd boul
evard, will leave July 9th for Rome,
Italy, where he 'will remain until the
.latter part of September. Thb wilt
be Father Kelly's third visit to that
heautifaljcity- aad he xpects to, be
greatly benefitted 'mtevery "way, ia
lie Passed Away Last Week; in tke A&bt of His Labors, at Wash
ington, D. C. He Was One of the Greatest Characters of Amer
ica. He Was a Friend of AH Hanaairy. For Twenty-Three
Years He Was One of the Warmaitiaad Truest Friends of the
Editor of This Paper.
town in Cataraugus Cdtjnty, New
York, July 7, 1850, and wnfle'iie wVs
still a mere boy hb parents moved to
Brentonsport, Iowa, where he re
ceived his preliminary education in
the academy there.
Began Teaching School.
At 16 he began teaching in Bren
tonsport Two years later he went
to Des Moines where he taught for
two years. He began the study of
law at night In 1872 he moved to
Chicago and was admitted to the bar.
He was identified with law practice
here for forty years. A year after
his arrival in Chicago he was married
to Edith White of Des Moines.
In 1879 he was elected to the state
House of Representatives. Three
years later he became a member of
the state Senate and four years later
was sent to the Untied states House
of Representatives. He hdd thb of
fice for four years.
Elected to "Senate.
He was defeated for re-dection to
the fifty-second Congress. Six years
later he became a United States sena
tor. He held office until March 3,
1903. Then in 1916 he was again
dected to Congress as representative
Re-elected in 1918 and 1920.
Senator Mason, besides hb widow
and Louis F. Mason, United States
Commissioner, and William E. Mason,
Jr., b survived by two other sons,
Roderick and Lowell, and three
daughters, Mrs. R. W. Huck, Mrs.
E. C Hall and Mbs Ethel Mason.
There are twdve grandchildren and
one brother, E. R. Mason of Des
Moines, Iowa, who b the last sur
vivor of a family of thirteen sons.
Right here it can be stated with
pleasure that this paper loyally sup
ported Senator Mason in hb unsuc
cessful race for re-dection in 1902,
and it stood by him in 1916, 1918 and
1920, when he was ejected three times
Congressman at largefrom Illinois.
It will be recalled that in 1908, that
the Hon. Thomas J. Heflin of Ala
bama, whom we have always regard
ed as a loud -mouthed brainless gen
"tleman, entered a street car in Wash
ington, D. G, and took a shot at a
colored man who had failed to pull
off hb hat and give up his seat which
he had -paid for, when ' Congressman
Heflin entered, the tar, but instead of
shooting the colored man, the crack
er congressman from the South, shot
a white person.
coming in dose contact with the
highest and most distinguished dig
nitaries of hb church.
Mrs. Geneva Smith,- 4714 ,Cham
plain avenue and her sbter, Mrs.
Katie Mitchem, entertained' the Silver
Leafr afso theCosmopolhaa Whist
Clubs, at the' Appomattox Club, 3632
In May, 1918, thb same Hon.
ThomasJ. Heflin- had the nervc-or
the brass gall to attack Congressman
Mason on the floor of the House of
Representatives contending that Con
gressman Mason was disloyal to his
country' while at the same time he
had a son fighting in the World War
As Senator Mason was one of the
best and brightest running debaters
in cither branch of Congress, he went
after Congressman Heflin with ham
mer and tongs and their tilts became
nation-wide and the reading public
was greatly interested as to their
final outcome. Finally Senator Mason
branded the fire on the clay eating
Congressman of Alabama as a gun
toter and hurled it in his face that
"he had been indicted by the Grand
Jury of Washington, D. C for hb
bulldozing conduct and the charges
or the cases against him had been
continued from time to- time or for
eight years and that they were drop
ped for good after the Democratic
party was ushered into power at
Washington, D. C, and that he could
not be considered a first gentleman
for no high class gentleman would be
a gun toter."
It is almost needless to state that
after thb inddent or scene on the
floor of the National House of Repre
sentatives that the small headed Con
gressman from Alabama, never at
tempted to contend that Senator Ma
son was disloyal to hb country.
As further proof or evidence of the
friendship of Senator Mason for us,
he presented us, with a Iovdy little
book, entitled, "John, the Unafraid;'
with the following inscription penned
on the fly leaf in our presence "To
my friend, Julius F. Taylor, with best
wbhes of the author, William E.
Mason. December, 24, 1913"
Short funeral services, were hdd
over hb remains Monday morning at
hb late home, 3314 Washington boule
vard, and at the Third Unitarian
Church, Kedzfe avenue and Monroe
street, its pastor, Rev. Fred Hawley,
offidating. Also private services at
the grave, Oakwood Cemetery; Wau
kegan. Many of the most prominent
and dbtingubhed men in thb dty
and throughout the country attended
the funeral services. May his soul re
pose in peace throughout the, coming
agesl for he was an unswerving friend
to all humanity.
Grand boulevard, last Thursday af
ternoon, and they' both made charm
Mrs. Bessie -E. Ivy; of Detroit,
Mich, b visiting her brothers and
shtexs, Messrs. Chas. E. and M. H.
Jackson, Mrs. Ida B. BrownTand-Mbs
Tessie Jacksoa. . . XN
CHARLES E. STUMP, THE
CORRESPONDENT FOR THE BROAD AX, AT
TENDED THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AT
WILBERFORCE, OHIO, AND CAME IN CONTACT
WITH THE MOST HIGHLY EDUCATED MEMBERS
OF THE RACE IN THIS COUNTRY.
THE DEGREE OF L. L. B. WAS CONFERRED UPON
PROF. AARON E. MALONE, PRESIDENT OF PORO
COLLEGE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Wilberforce, Ohio. I have seen
something here that I have never seen
before since I have been in your race.
Now you want to know what that is?
Well, I will have to tell you right now.
I have seen -Dr. John A. Gregg
inaugurate president -of Wilberforce
University, and this has been done
right here, and I- shall never forget
it He is now without a doubt the
full fledged president of the univer
sity, and I think that it will be in the
future greater Wilberforce. -
There- have-been rumors .after ru
mors that it would never be,, and I
have thought as much. Not that there
was any opposition to Dr. Gregg, but
Wilberforce- had been having presi
dents ever since "Heck was a pup"
and none of them had been inaugu
rated, but just got the job and went
on in it But this man has been and
I enjoyed looking at it too.
The Alumni Assodation had
planned this, and Dr. Reverdy C
Ransom is president of thb institu
tion, what ever it b. Bishop Jones
thought that it should not be, but the
trustees, who speak very loud when
they do speak, decided that it should
be-and then things were placed in ap
ple pie order.
A line of march was formed, and
they reached the Gal fo way Hall where
things were planned, and that hall
was filled to see it happen. Bishop
B. F. Lee the" senior, carried them
to a inrone oi grace. .
After music by the Wilberforce
quartet. Dr. R. C Ransom, president
of that Alumni Association, and editor
of the A. M. E. Church Review, de
livered an address, and it was a great
big speech if you will just listen and
let me tell you. He told all about
this Alumni Association business, and
believe me, honey, it is some organi
zation. It has much to do with the
running of schools and the like. It
is an . important organization from
start to finish, and I am informed that
it is made up of graduates and you
must be of that particular school.
When Dr. Ransom was over with
his speech, they presented Dr. W. S.
Scarborough, the scholar, the sage.
the man who has spent a half cen
tury in training our young people, the
man who has written a Greek book,
or a book in the Greek talk. He
served as president of the university-,
and stepped out last spring, when Dr.
Gregg was dected The link between
the other presidents was the speaker
and gave some important information-.
He entered the work in youth under
Bbhop Alexander Payne.
The next speaker was a member of
the first graduating dass, 1870. Dr.
Thomas H. Jackson, the mantof won
derful influence and parts, the man
who looks into things, the preacher
and scholar. He- related a bit of his
tory, and said some real good things.
Bbhop Levi J.-Coppin was the next
on the scene, and he presented the
president with the charter, keys, and
seal of the university. There was a
committee with him -which consisted
of the following college presidents:
G. A. Edwards, Kittrdl College; J. H.
Lewb, Morris Brown University;
S. L. Green, Shorter College; E. W.
Williams, Paul Qninn College. When
thb was over there was some music
and then the inaugural address by Dr.
Gregg. -Dr. Gregg, among other
"More and more are the eyes of
the world being turned toward educa
tion. In none too dbtant days of the
past a liberal education was consid
ered only by the favored fewa small
group who through lack of fin?n"a
pressure could pursue the educational
processes or who were not at all
concerned with the dvic. conditions
surrounding them,- but would bide
themsdves away in dobter or be
hind dusty piles of books that they
might develop themsdves, but with no
thought of the rest of maaldad or
their seeds. Est the more recent
scope of the educational processes b
to reach all ihe people, and lift to
higher intellectual levels the masses.
Hence we are learning more and more
the true significance of education, that
by it one b not only to make his Irv
ing, .but, to make his life and the lives
nfwoSfitS'' TV ST r"
more worth while. I think, Mr. Ly-I
man. has given us a very fine defini-
tion of education, 'Education b the
fine art of knowing how to-live with
"In these days when men are real
izing the more that -the goal aimed
at is a reaching of the masses rather
than the favored classes, we are dis
covering that our schools are not to
turn out mere servants who may be
versed in a deal of sdentific lore, but
men and women whose hearts as well
as their intellects have been reached,
so that they may turn that scientific
lore into account for the general good
of -all mankind It is true indeed that.
'the education of the heart should
dosely fit in with the development of
the intellect because man does not be
come greater for what he knows, but
for what he is and intends to do.'
"I believe, therefore, ia Christian
education education which calls forth
the noblest and best in man. )t is
through the intellect that the soul,
functions, taking all that moves, that
inspires and that drives map forward,
and turning these into concepts and
purposes, and then into concrete ac
tion. Then it is through the intellect
that the soul speaks and moves, how
careful man should be to see to it
that the soul shall be given proper - "
chance for development else he will
find in the development of intellect
alone he will have produced a soulless
culture which would be deplorable in
deed. "I do not believe there b a .school
in the world better fitted by tradition
and the spirit of her growth to incul
cate these principles of Christian Edu
cation into the hearts and minds of
our young people than Wilberforce
University. Concaved in hope and
born through faith, this school has
ever stood upon the sound foundation
of culture of head, hand and heart"
I wish that I could just go on and
give you the whole speech. He advo- -cated
Christian education. He dis
cussed "Curriculum,' "Social Prob
lems," "Religious Life," "Athletics,"
"Dbdpline," "C N. & I. Department,"
"Payne Theological Seminary," and
then made hb home run.
I wish you could' have seen 648
automobile cars carriages on the cam
pus and road on Commencement Day.
It was indeed a wonderful sight
People brought thdr lunches, and af
ter that great speech by Dr. E. H.
Lindley, they had some picnic. Thou
sands were unable to get in the build-
ing, btt they were contented to be
there and know that 127 young people
were getting thdr diplomas. When'
thb was all over, and degrees con
ferred on those who had studied, then
they went aside and got- those who
had made distinction in life and con-'
ferred degrees on some of them.
They put the degree of Doctor of
Law on the speaker. Dr. E. H. Lind
ley, Bishop A. J. Careyr President
C D. B. King, of Liberia, West Af
rica; Dr. irank L. Johnson; Master
of Arts on Prof. Aaron E. Malone, of
Poro College, St Loub, and Sherman.
Hunnicutt, Centralia, I1L Doctor of
Divinity on President John H. Lewb,
of Morris BrOwn University; John
M. Wheeler, of Pittsburg; Robert. J.
Robinson, Tew York; William D.
Shannon and William H. Jones,, of ,
Ontario. Thus ended a great day-
I would like to pay my respects to
Secretary Jenkins, who b indeed a
I strong-man in the institution,, and he ,
has started from the bottom and
worked up. He graduated from the -,'
commercial department there, took''
some more work in Bryant fiaStratton
Business College in Chicago, served as
secretary to Dr. W. S. Scarborough
anil b now filling the important posi
tion of secretary.
One of the busiest departments in
the school, is. that of the commercial
department under Prof., Chas. S.
Smith, a practical stenographer and
court reporter of Iong standing.. He;
u assbted by Chas. Points, JrV'and
Miss Jessie Smith. I remember when
he took charge 18 years ago withr20
students, and the enrollment this, year
was 135, 48 graduates this year. He
declares that there are two things- he ''-'
aims to do. L Tramiaz a class, of
skilled office- Help for commercial) fa-.
&& & who fc for,
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