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'JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
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phone Dxexel 1416
AUGUST 13, 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19 1902. at the Post Office at Chicago,
UL Under Act of March 8. 1879.
I A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO j
I HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS j
AINT ENOUGH HONEY IN "EM.
They ain't a bit o use a-trymg
personate a colored actor,
That is, if your skin is white, blacken
ing is a factor
That destroys the real, to emphasize
Now you white folks please take this
They ain't no use tryin to write
poetry like our Paul,
You can't get the words, nor the
raeanin right at all;
You see God put it in the head of
Paul Lawrence Dunbar,
And God dun-bar you white folks just
like a separate car.
They ain't no use you tryin to play
the jazzy staff
And syncopation, you ain't got half
Nor heart simplicity to urge the happy
To make the music grand in waves
jusf like the ocean.
"You Tell 'EM" MAM.
THE DOCTOR SMILES.
A few days ago we saw one of our
big" doctors listening to one of those
street fakirs at 32nd and1 State st
The vendor had one of those anatom
ical charts standing on a box so that
the unlettered multitude might look
upon it with great solemnity, and
wonder. The doctor left the crowd
with a disgusting smile upon his face,
and we could almost read his thoughts
from the cars. Say, reader, we are in
a helluvafix. There ought to be some
ordinance passed in the city council
to save our poor easily fooled and
easily robbed people of their hard
The year has been blessed with less
drunkenness? Prohibition is to blame,
of course, but did yon know before
that there were so many chemists
A VERSATILE ANSWER.
The Superintendent was to visit the
school the following Monday and of
Fj-jpfinr Jfce Frews For CeSege, St Low, Mo., W1k b
' " Gr'rfc to th Weaw&ood of the Afro-AasancaB Race.
course the teacher wanted htm to see
how bright her pupils were. She told
Johnny that he would be asked "Who
discovered America?" and that he
must answer Christopher Columbus.
Will was to be asked "Who made
you?" and he roust answer God. It
happened that Willie stayed home
Monday; so that Johnny had to rep
resent the class. Tlie first question
asked Johnnie was "Who made you?"
"Christopher Columbus," answered
Johnnie. "No," said the Superintend
ent. "God made you." "Oh, no."
said Johnnie, "the fellow that God
made stayed at home."
' -Monitor. .
Mr. W. H. Montgomery of the
Public Life Insurance Co., likes the
column and sent us a few lines. Mr.
John Anter, Attorney at Law, says
he likes the column and will become
a member of our Column Club.
SHE WAS PLAYING -GREEN,
AND HE WAS GREEN.
She was just about to leave him like
the trees leave in Spring.
He was green the darling, had the
money and everything.
She had been an old man's darling.
she could play the game all
The fellow was no novice, burnt the
red fire every night
AS YOU LIKE IT.
In Nevada they have discovered
something worse than the twilight
sleep. People who are anxious to die
without being hung or shot, or in the
electric chair may enter the sulphur
chamber and be strangled or asphyx
iated. To the would-be suicides that
are jumping off tall buildngs, or
drowning may go to Nevada and die
a sterilized sulphurism.
MAD BOYS MAKING TOYS.
The Germans are coming back. A
million mad young Germans are
working to put the industrial system
of Germany in the forefront of In
dustrialism. Wc would like to see
even a hundred thousand of our mad
men working like blazes to put life
into our own economic problems.
There is not a thing in the way of a
fellow holding down a job and sav
ing his money, and then to spend it
MUST HAVE A MILLION
A man who tries to make it hard for
other men to live,
Is to be pitied for the kind of heart
that will not give.
Although he may seem to have just
all a man might wish,
Regrets he has outnumbers all the
bones found in a fish.
Why, sakes alive, the idea is to get
and help to get,
For no one has e'er reached the top
without some helping yet.
Now, if it's right for others to take
their place in turn;
There's something that the fellow
with the money has to learn.
GIVING HIM THE SPILLED
The Cop "Give me that package."
Colored Fellow "What fur I must
give it to you?"
Cop (with authority) "Because I
Colored Fellow (with scornful curi
of lips) ''Say, if you is in the habit
of gettin' what you want jes for the
askin', why man, why don' you ask
Mr. Rockefell for a million dollars?
You got jes as good chance gettin' it
as you is this package."
But say fellow, why not get a few
thousand yourself by the employ
ment of your own God given talents?
SUCH AN OCCASION.
The gentleman upon being called
upon to address the meeting, rose and
said, "Mr. Chairman: The discussion
has been very interesting, but my
remarks will be like the ladies skirts,
they will be very short and will hard
ly cover the subject, but however, it
is getting very clear that the eye is
the best member of the nervous sys
tem." "Casual Observer."
SHUT UP YOU KNOW TOO
Mr. Spry was discussing with his
neighbor the demoralizing effects
brought on by the new creations in
women's wear. His little grand son
was tugging at his coat "Grandpa,
when does a man grow old?" asked
"When he gets so his eyes fail
him," said the grandpa.
LIFE PRESERVER TO SOCIETY.
The Negro is called upon to save
civilization. The white race has come
to the place where it is sucing its
own governors, would kill its presi
dents, lynch its mayors. And every
body worth more than a hundred dol
lars has to have a body guard, and
if they own an automobile, they arc
such dinged thieves they will steal
'em from one another as soon as it
is dark. Gosh! every body's crazy.
We could name a lot of other things
they are doing that isn't right, but
I guess I'll leave off here, I might
tread on my own corns a bit"
They used to have the whiskey, now
they want the water too.
If they take away the bathing beaches
what are wc going to do?
But they'll never take the beaches,
we have got a word to say:
If they try to force the issue, they
will find it doesn't pay.
THE TIDE FLOWS OUT.
A good deal of water has run under
the Michigan Ave. Bridge since the
first long faced reformer tried to put
a crimp in the gentle art of kissing.
WE WILL LOOK THE WAY WE
A blue-law agitator announces that
if' the girls wear their skirts any
shorter this coming season, all mem
bers of the Reform League will look
the other way. Not being a member
of that organizaton, wc shal' continu
o look the way we always did. We
don't care how short the girls wear
the skirts. We believe in minding
our own business.
THE H.ARD BIRD.
A woodpecker is a blamed idiot,
look at the trouble and worry he
goes to just to get a worm. We ad
mit that he knows the kind of worms
he likes better than we do. When he
.gets a hunger for worms he must be
in a lot of trouble; look at the wood
OH YOU LEN! OH YOU BIG
BILL! OH YOU FRED I
Governor Small is a capable man
on the job at Springfield. They are
trying to bluff him, they couldn't buy
htm, and they will not be able to hu
miliate him. Lopping seven hundred
feet off of a political dog's tail, at one
thousand dpllars a foot, caused a ca-
AX, CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY,
HHBKlSk HHWiltef jBHH
HON. GEORGE B. HOLMES
One of die Most Popular and Up-to-the-Minute Judges of the Munic
ipal Court in Chicago Who Bravely Fought in the Spanish
American War, Prominent and Honorable High Degree Mason
and Member of Many Clubs and Societies, Who b Held in the
Highest Esteem Throughout This City and Cook County by His
Fellow Citizens Regardless of Their Race or Nationality, Who
Is More than Likely to Be Trotted Out as the Coalition Candi
date for Sheriff of Cook County in 1922.
nine howl heard in the United States
Senate by Senator McCormick.
HEREAFTER AVOID INDIAN
The present vogue is for wealthy
gentlemen to grow suspicious every
time an Indian gets within two blocks
of their homes. Wealthy gents arc
nutty. The only pardonable pride
that is left to bring them comfort and
peace of mind is that ready and de
cent confidence and respect they have
for the Negro valet, and butler. But
of course you know an Indian is
much more. clumsy, and more likely
to get things bungled than Negro
valets, and butlers.
WE DON'T KNOW.
Bohemia is a great word, although
wc do not know the meaning of it.
It is so easily pronounced, and then
it is a big word, and a good space fill
er. It has a sporty ring to it and
maybe that is why wc like it.
HE WAS A SLICKER.
A genius has found that a fountain
pen will hold one drink. He filled up
his pen but forgot and wrote a letter
with it What happened to the re
ceiver of that letter has not been re
ported yet Doubtless he will try to
keep up the correspondence.
WHY DON'T IT RAIN ON ME?
The Negro starts everything. He
started the blues, and hang our skins
wc almost got the blue Sundays. He
started Jazz, gin, and raz, ragtime and
syncopation, the jerky step. Walking
the Dog, Texas Tommy, the happy
glide, balling the jack, the cake walk,
crap shooting and a hundred other
great American pastimes. Now it's
up to him to start something that will
rain more American dollars into his
hat, then wc U say he's a peacherinx
THE BABY DOLLS.
"Oh, Dry Those Tears" must have
been written by a woman. Women
have, you kon, a sfccial attraction
or ten. When they become dried
she can rub her checks red without
rouge. Get the idea?
HEADQUARTERS, EIGHTH IN
FANTRY, ILL. N. G.
3517 GUes Ave Chicago, HI.
By Lieut Matthew R Johnson.
The Regiment will leave Chicago,
Friday, September 2nd, 1921 for Camp
Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois for IS
days. Men desirous of taking advan
tage of this trip may enlist any night
in the week until Sept 1st.
Col. Otis B. Duncan is in the city
this week in the interest of the Regi
ment: The Service Co., commanded; by 1st
Lieut Stanley B. Norvell gave a
Smoker last Saturday night in the Ar
mory Annex. , -v
AUGUST 13, 1921.
Funeral rites for the late Major
Charles L. Hunt were held at the 8th
Regiment Armory last Sunday after
noon at 1 p. in. Various organiza
tions and many friends unite to pay
their last homage and respect to the
Major Charles L. Hunt, Former Offi
cer This Regiment.
WHEREAS it has pleased the Su
preme Commander of the Universe in
His infinite goodness and mercy to
remove from his beloved ones. Major
Charles L. Hunt, former officer of the
Eighth Infantry, Illinois National
WHEREAS, his excellent record
as a soldier of the Spanish-American
War, Mexican Border Service and
the World War has been one of un
faltering faithfulness to his country
and his duties, and
WHEREAS, while wc know words
cannot alleviate the grief of the be
reaved family, wc feel that it will be
a consolation to them, in their sor
row to know that faithful former
comrades and friends arc suffering
from an irreparable loss, as well as
they, and that they have a deep sym
pathetic interest, thereborc
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Eighth Infantry, Illinois National
Guard, in heartfelt sorrow extend to
the widow and beloved one of our
esteemed former comrade. Major
Charles L. Hunt, our deepest sympa
thy in this their hour of sorrow and
James C. Hall, Capt 8th Infantry,
III N. G.
For Officers and Members 8th Infan
try, Illinois National Guard.
From the Louise D. Marshall Auxil
iary. WHEREAS the hand of Divine
Providence has removed ourbeloved
Major Charles L. Hunt from the
scene of his temporal labors and this
Regiment, which he loved so dearly,
wc the Louise D. Marshall Auxiliary
arc desirous of expressing our respect
for his memory, and testifying our
earnest and affectionate sympathy
with the household deprived by this
dispensation of its earthly head,
therefore be it
RESOLVED, that we tenderly con
dole with the family of our deceased
Major, in this their hour of trial and
affliction, and devoutly commend
them to the keeping of Him who
looks with pitying eyes upon the
widow and daughter. ,
RESOLVED, that in our natural
sorrow for the loss of a faithful of
ficer wc find consolation in the belief
that it is well with him for whom
RESOLVED, thatjwe sympathize
with those who were bound to our
departed Major by the nearest and
dearest ties. We share with them
the hope of a reunion in that better
world where there are no partings,
and bliss ineffable forbids a tear.
Mrs. James H. Johnson, Pres.
Mrs. Ida Hill. Sec'y.
1st Lieut Sheppard A. Ware came
up from Springfield, Illinois to attend
the funeral of the late Major Chas.
L. Hunt Lieut Ware is on the Med
ical Staff of the Medical Corps.
THE RED HAND
A neat little book which is highly
interesting, has found its way to our
table. Monroe Mason, and Arthur
Furr, are its authors.
It is published by the Cornhill
Company, 2-A Park street, Boston,
It is highly illustrated with pictures
if Colored soldiers, who made the
supreme sacrifice on the bloody bat
tlefields of France, in the World War
for democracy, and it is well entitled
"The American Negro Soldier with
the Red Hand of France."
It also contains the pictures and
names of the officers and men of the
369th. 370th, 371st and 372nd and the
names of the Colored Chaplains who
served in the United States Army
during the World's War. In short,
it is a little book highly interesting,
which should find its way into both
the homes of white and Colored peo
ple throughout this country.
As stated before, the book is for
sale, by the Cornhill Publishing Com
pany, Boston, Mass., price $2.00 per
NEGRO SHOT, HIS ARMY OF
FRIENDS CAUSE RIOT.
Policemen were rounded up from
rvery part of the Harrison street pre
cinct Monday night and rushed to St.
Luke's hospital to avert a threatened
race riot which failed to materialize.
The assembled Negroes were merely
friends of Sam Manning, 1716 South
State street, who had been fatally
shot in his- rooming house by Cleve
land Tucker, another roomer.
Scores of Negroes brought the
wounded man to the hospital and de
manded immediate attention for him.
A frightened nurse notified the police.
Manning died on the operating
table. Tucker escaped.
MEETING OF THE NATIONAL
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE.
Atlanta, Ga. Unusual preparations
are being made by members of the
Atlanta Local Negro Business League
for the entertainment of the National
Negro Business League, which meets
here August 17th, 18th and 19th. A.
L. Holsey of Tuskegcc Institute,
Transportation Agent for the Nation
al Negro Business League was here
last week conferring with railroad of
ficials and with the officers of the
League, and following this confer
ence, announcement was made that
tin addition to the usual social ica-
tures held in connection with the an
nual meeting of the Business League
the entertainment program arranged
by the Atlanta Business League in
cluded sightseeing tours, visiting im
portant places of interest in Atlanta,
and inspecting the large number of
successful Negro business enterprises
located here. Also an old fashioned
Georgia Barbecue at the Howard
Farm on the Peachtree Road. The
annual reception will be held Friday
evening, August 19th in the City Au
ditorium. On Saturday following the
close of the meeting a special side
trip to Tuskcgce Institute has been
arranged at special reduced rates, and
the delegates will have an opportun
ity to visit the tamous institution
founded by the late Booker T. Wash-
The Committee on Arrangements
has succeeded in listing a large num
ber of homes for the visitors", and a
uniform rate of One Dollar a day
for rooms has been decided upon.
Persons who are planning to attend
the forthcoming meeting arc request
ed to communicate at once with S. S.
Abrams, Executive Secretary of the
Atlanta Local Negro Business
League, 146 North Butler Street,
which will also be the Official Head
quarters for the delegates.
Dr. A. Wilberforcc Williams, who
has for some years been located in
fine offices at 3545 S. State street,
numbers among his many patients
some of the best people in Chicago,
and for almost twenty years, Dr. Wil
liams has been a constant subscriber
to this paper.
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PROF. AARON E. MALONE
Pmident of Poro College St
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The Closing Session.
Thursday morning wa; de"
hearing reports of committccs fo,
eel by the election of officers Z
Grand Court sent a committee to cx
change fraternal greeting wIllfh J
reciprocated by a committer ,r0in .
Imperial Council. ' r
Election of Officers.
The Imperial Council thcn'pro.ed
ed with the election of officers ,, fn,
Caesar R. Blake. Jr.. CharI0P v
C. Imperial Potentate, anaou
re-elected: Samuel W ,,.,
Detroit. Michigan. Deput ,' '""j
Potentate: Harry Knight. , V
City. Chief Rabban: Wm Heath
Prov.dcnce. R. I.. Assistant Rahs'
James E. Shephard. Durham - r
High Priest and Prophet D d
ler, St Joseph, Mo.. Onental ,"
Chas. Freeman, WashinKton, D r
Imperial Treasurer; Levy ,!h
Jn7nvy' V- IuP"naI Rrc
D. A. Oliver, Fort Worth. Texas 1
Ceremonial Master: C A Baxter in
dianapolis, Ind., 2nd Ceremun.aJ
ter: I. H. Bradberrv. St UlIK
Outer Guard; R C. F.sher. St J ouls
Mo., Imperial Reporter. a Hanz'
cr, Toledo. Ohio. Inner Guard Gee
weve .. KCUDcn. Official Press Ste
Next place of meeting i ,st, ,
ton. D C, August, 1922.
The fourteenth annual session
the National Grand Council of n
cicnt United Knights and Daughters
of Africa closed on Saturday after a
six day session in the city at The
Wendell Phillips high school HBn
dreds of national and grand officers
were in attendance as well as dele
gates from almost every state Hon.
William H. Fields of St I.ouiN M0
National Grand Master, national of
ficers and delegates were pleased
with arrangements made b the
General Committee for the en
tertaining of the Msitors while
in the city. This committee was
headed by Rev. T. L Scott, p
tor of Grant's Memorial Chapel, is
sistcd by Dr. C. P. Downs. M T
Bailey, dt. Eliza Jackson, state grand
queen. Daughters Dora Cannon. EIn-
abeth Rochon, Mamie Draper Mag
gie T. Pryor, Grace Patillo and a
score of others. The big parade and
field day held on Thursday was an
event which can never be forgotten.
After the juvenile convention and re
ception on Saturday, the session
closed to meet in 1922 at Columbus,
INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH
COLORED WOMAN CAUSE
Birmingham, Ala. Charges that he
had been seen too frequently with a
colored woman are said to have beta
the grounds for which C. S Cooley,
a white butcher, was taken into the
country last Saturday night and flog
ged, with the threat that if he did not
leave town at once he would be more
Although Cooley denied that the
Klan had taken him for another, ac
cording to latest reports he is settling
up his business as fast as possible
and plans to leave the city within a
HERE ON VISIT.
Miss Gcraldine Broadus of Kansas
is in the city where she will remain
several weeks the guest of her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Young.
3556 Giles avenue.
Mrs. F. W. Jamison is home again
in Detroit. Mich., after spending a
week in the city a delegate to the
fourteenth annual session of A. LT K.
& D. of A.
Lcms, Mo., One of the Bl "J
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