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THE BKUAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 20. 1921.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
NOBLE STEWART C. JEFFERSON
Illustrious Potentate of Arabic Temple No. 44, Which Is the Largest
Temple in the World Among Colored People.
The Shriners Had a Wonderful Meeting
At St. Louis, Mo. Arabic Temple
No. 44, Chicago, Carried Off the
Honors of the Meeting.
(Concluded from page 1.)
Grand Court sent a committee to ex
change fraternal greetings which was
reciprocated by a committee from the
Election of Officers.
The Imperial Council then proceed
ed with the election of officers as fol
lows: Caesar R. Blake, Jr., Charlotte X.
G, Imperial Potentate, un.iiiiinou.-Iy
re-elected: Samuel V. Franklin.
Detroit, Michigan, Deputy Imperial
Potentate; Harry Knight. Xew York
City, Chief Rabhan: Wm. Heathman,
Providence, R. I.. Assistant Rahhan:
James E Shcphard, Durham. X. C,
High Priest and Prophet; A D. But
ler, St Joseph, Mo.. Oriental Guide;
Chas. Freeman, Washington, D C,
Imperial Treasurer; Levy Williams
Jersey City, X. J , Imperial Recorder:
D A. Oliver. Fort Worth, Texas. 1st
Ceremonial Master: C. A. Baxter, In
dianapolis, Ind., 2nd Ceremonial Mas
ter: I H. Bradberry, St. Louis. Mo.,
Outer Guard: R. C. Fisher, St Louis,
Mo.. Imperial Reporter: W. A Hang
er, Toledo, Ohio. Inner Guard: Gene
vieve M. Reuben. Official Press Sten
ographer Next place of meeting is Washing
ton, D. C, August. 1922.
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Diexel 1416
VOL XXVI No. 48
AUGUST 20. 1921
count, or survive the chain dentist,
chain doctor, chain church.
We might as well all be driven to
drink, but it is well the chain saloon is
being put to the pulmotor. A fellow
might attempt to get one on the sly if
it was not a possibility of being ar
rested and put on The Chain Gang.
SEIZE HUSBAND; PLOT TO
MURDER WIFE IS CHARGED
Negro Accomplice Also Is Arrested.
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
IlL Under Act of March 8. 1879.
I A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO
HUNDRED, MORE OR
YOU KNOW IT.
Women may be mysteries, but up to
the knee everything is plain enough.
ALL FOR FOES.
"Xow, darling," he began.
She flung a bare arm, yes her impet
uous arm against his chest sending
him staggering backward.
"Go away, you horrible old man,
I'm through with you," sho screamed.
Nevertheless this lovers' quarrel
ended as do most lovers' differences, in
ardent reconciliation. The bluff was
worth a set of expensive furs.
"One Born a Minute."
LOOK WATCH YOUR STEP, MEN.
Gentlemen in crossing the street
should look both ways to be sure no
short skirted girl is in sight. Then
they can watch for automobiles.
tRISZBLES VS. MTBTiRAKI.ES.
There are lots of funny things in
this old world of ours. It is quite an
art to make up droll stories, tho kind
people are compelled to laugh at. And
if they are well and not in too much
trouble they are likely to be found
laughing when they have unraveled the
riddle. Of course there are people who
are too dignified, or straight laced to
see real genuine fun, but you will at
least even find this kind of a bird
given over to the rankest folly.
This column is written to help you
find the nuggets of golden philosophy.
Of course you will have to search for
them to find them. For a goodly sum
most any writer could study out a thou
sand fnnnyisms for the delectation of
the critics splendid analytical propen
sity. We are of the serious disposition,
and not much given over to levity, but
we enjoy the jocular and ribald jests
of the joker.
We are beginning to get some encour
agement from quite a number of our
readers who see our object and sym
pathize with our point of view. They
have joined with us to make up a col
umn worth reading, and rest assured it
will not be many days before yon will
be longing for every issue of The Broad
THE CHAIN OF THING3.
The chain idea has knocked all of
the individuality out of the modern
world. Everything is done on a pattern,
and life is just a series of chain stores,
chain shops and chain restaurants.
Cigar stores all alike. Also part of
an endless chain, or an endless rope.
Everything is the same even down to
the way all cigar clerks part their hair.
For luncheon you go out to dine at
a chain restaurant, and pick up a bill
of fare that looks like yesterday 'a bill of
fare even down to the fly specks. Yon
order a chain steak, and it's just like
the one yon ordered yesterday, in size,
color, and the difficulties yon had with
the chain steak yesterday are the same.
Remembering that old joke about the
chain being no stronger than its weak
est link, you begin to show that steak
some of your athletic proclivities, in
search for its weakest link, but to all
intents and purposes the chef must
have seen your teeth, and the muscles
of your jaw, and sent in one of those
chain steaks that could be handled by
a set of chain teeth.
Chain candy at & chain candy store,
indigestion tablets at a chain drug
store. We can see it. Tn a fort--might
civilization will "have to take the
"Old Black Joe" was a feature in the
life of tho colored race,
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a story that
gives to them a place;
'I'm Going Back to Dixie" and the
little "Old Log Cabin" too,
Belongs to Negro fiction and always
will ring true.
There's "Steal away to Jesus" and the
"Georgia Camp Meeting" songs,
That tell of mighty suffering, a multi
plicity of wrongs.
"Way down upon the Suanee River"
and "The Missionary Man,"
All preach a sermon to the world to
emphasize some plan.
"Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep"
and "The Cricket on the Hearth"
"In a Hundred Fathoms Deep" "Fond
Memories" bless the earth;
"All Coons Look Alike to Me" "On
the Road to Monterey"
"Under the Bamboo Tree" all point to
us "Some Day."
The Negro minstrel, and the jubilee
companies have long since placed tho
Negro on the honor list of American
Music and Song. Recently we have had
music emphasized by the orchestra,
brass band, and traveling syncopated
orchestral music company now delight
ing multitudes in all parts of tho coun
tries of Europe. It does seem that some
day we will reach a very high mark
of excellence in all of the things we
do, and merit the applause of all man
DOING A BIO THING ON A SMALL
SCALE HELPS US.
From the intellectual point of view,
what does your appetite call for! There
are numbers of us that could thrive on
bird seed, peaches and melons. Some
of us would need to eat a whale a day.
Now and then you'll sec a scholar that
must have the very finest spun philoso
phy. And he or sho would almost
starve if they had to feed on ambrosia.
We hit upon the idea of The Column to
peradventure stimulate the readers with
the gentle touches of tender levity,
with the hope that wc might be doing
little acts of kindness to the greatest
number. We have for years preached
in a major key our burdensome phil
osophy; now we have hit upon the
minor key hoping to reach a multitude
of readers of the race.
IN TWO MINUTES THERE WOULD
HAVE BEEN NO BOY.
The boy stood on the burning deck
It was only a minute he stood.
Measuring apples by the peck,
Tho deck was built of wood.
INSURE YOUR APPLES.
Our favorite, Irene Castle got a chok
ing recently she will never forget. The
movie villtan was of that super-caveman
variety, and emphasized muscular
contraction of his lunch grabbers to the
little star's discomfiture. We would
advise the pretty Irene to insure her
adams apple. Cave men don't care
Adam for apples on a woman's neck.
The price of candy is going down.
Fellows who send boxes of candy to
more than two girls the same day will
welcome the drop. Especially the gum
"Honey Bunch '
POOL BORN EVERY HALF MINUTE.
Taking spite out on women by wed
ding a half dozen of them is foolish
ness. In these days when women can
vote what chance has a fellow got that
wants to run for office who incurs the
enmity of five woment
Charged with engineering a con-piracy
in which his wife was to have been
drowned in 1-nko Michigan, John M.
Hafner, proprietor of a bakery at 3PS3
Vincennes avenue, was arraigned
Thursday morning before Judge How
ard Have.- in the Stockyards court.
With him will appear Henrv Davis,
his alleged accomplice, and Charles
Johnson, who i- held as a material wit-nes-
and due to whom the alleged con
spiracy was made known to the police.
Both arc colored.
Johnson, who claims to be a member
of the African Methodist Episcopal
council, declare.- that last Monday he
was approached liv Davis, who fir.-t
complimented him upon his robust phy
sique and then told him he was just the
man to carry out the plans of llnfner,
to whom the pair went.
Tells Details of Plot.
Hafner, Johnson says, offered him
$300 to forge the name of his wife, Mr.
Elizabeth Hafner, 507 Oakwood boule
vard, to a 'Suicide note" which would
bequeath to Hafner all of his wife's be
longings. For a second $300, he declared, ho
and Davis were to forco Mrs. Hafner
into an automobile, drive her to a lone
ly spot on the south shore, and drown
her in the lake.
The conspiracy, he said, further con
templated the arrangement of Mrs. Haf
ner 's clothing where it would be found
on the beach, with the "suicide note"
pinned to one of the garments.
Warns Wife of Conspiracy.
Tuesday evening Johnson went to the
home of Mrs. Hafner and told her of
the plot to do away with her. The two
then visited Assistant State's Attorney
Rudolph Shapira at the Stockyards sta
tion, but found it too late to secure a
warrant for Hafner 's arrest.
It was decided, however, that Hafner
should be taken into custody through a
ruse. The plot was explained to a col
ored policeman, who donned plain
clothes and went with Johnson to Haf
ner "s bakery. Behind them were sev
eral officers who were to wait outside
until signaled to enter.
Johnson left the Negro policeman
outside, and, entering, informed Hafner
that he was afraid to go ahead with
the plan, but said that he had a substi
tute waiting who would do as he had
directed. Hafner told Johnson to call
the "substitute" in and then went over
the plot in detail for the latter 's bene
fit. Davis also was present.
"Be sure and kill her so there will be
no comeback," Hafner is alleged to
When Hafner had completed his in
structions, the squad of police entered
and the quartet were arrested. Later
the supposed "substitute" was of
course, set free.
Had Stormy Married Life.
The Ilafncrs were married March 30,
1921, and separated July 24 when, ac
cording to Mrs. Hafner 's bill for di
vorce; filed through her attorney, Israel
Goldberg, on Aug, 1, her husband beat
her when she charged him with infidel
ity. Subsequently she was awarded tem
porary alimony of $30 a week.
Last Thursday Mrs. Hafner caused
her husband to be arraigned before
Judge Hayes in the Stockyards court
on a charge of assault and battery, but
because of the pending divorce action,
tbe case was continued until Oct. 11,
Formal warrants charging Hafner and
Davis with conspiracy to commit a
felony were issued and served yesterday
morning on complaint of Mrs. Hafner.
STOPS IN CITY.
BEG YOUR PARDON.
When a woman gets to be a hundred
years old she doesn't care who knows
It was stated in the last issue of
this paper, that the National Council
of the Ancient United Knights and
Daughters of Africa, had purchased
some shares of stock in the Binga State
That was an error. The National
Council however, secured three hundred
shares of the capital stock of the Lib
erty Life Insurance Company, through
its President, Mr. Frank L. Gillespie.
MR. AND MRS. CHARLES S. SMITH
WILL SOON CELEBRATE THEIR
xwxy.nnH wedding AN.
Thursday evening, September 1, Mr.
Charles 8. Smith, and Mrs. Geneva
Fowler Smith, 4714 Champlain avenue,
will celebrate their Silver or Twenty
Fifth wedding anniversary.
John Mitchell, Jr., editor of The
Richmond Planet, president The Me
chanic Savings Bank, only member of
ican Bankers Association and Grand
tin race having membership in Anier
Chancellor of K. of P. of the state of
Virginia, accompanied bv Dr. Jefferson
also of Richmond, Vav stopped for two
and one-half hours in the city Monday
evening. M. T. Bailey of The Bailey
Pre-s Bureau, 3153 S State street, and
Dr. P. C. Downs of the medical staff
of A. I. K. & D. of A., met the party
at the Illinois Central Depot and rush
ed them for a visit to the residence of
Mrs. Henrietta P. Lee, 311:1 Vernon
avenue, where they dined and made a
short visit to the Appomattox Club
and the residence of Dr. Downs thence
to the Pyramid Building & Loan Asso
ciation from where they left for the
Polk Street Depot and departed for
Topcka, Kaus. The visit was a short
but interesting one.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS FAM
OUS PRINTING PRESS.
The printing press of Klijah P. I.oe
joy. ab-olitionist editor who lost his
life in the Alton riots on a November
day in 1S37, has just been acquired by
the Chicago Historical society. The
press, upon which Mr. Lovejoy pub-li-hed
his Alton Observer, was dis
mantled by the rioters and thrown into
the Mississippi river. Several years
ago it became part of the historical col
lection of tin late C. F. Gunther of Chicago.
GOOD WORK COUNTS.
In appreciation of the good work ren
dered during tho past year by Mrs. Lou
Ella Young, 335(5 Giles avenue, D. G.
M. X. G., of Illinois and Wisconsin
Households of Ruth, G. V. O. O. F..
Mrs. Young was presented with a col
lar of solid gold at the district meeting
of Eden Household No. IS at Jolict, 111.,
and a pair of embroidered pillow cases,
aprons and ten dollars in money at the
district meeting at North Vernon, Ind.
Mrs. Young visited Indianapolis, Ind.,
while away and returns home after two
weeks absence pleased with her trip.
TO MAKE FINAL REPORT.
Although she refused to accept the
re-uominntion as national grand queen
of A. V. K. & D. of A. at the recent
session of The National Grand Council,
Mrs. Dora Cannon who has been in ill
health sometime, pledged herself to help
further the work of A. V. K. & D. of A.
in the city and state. Mrs. Cannon also
sercd some time as shite grand queen.
CONVENES AT ALTON.
The Grand Lodge of l. B. F. and
S. M. T. is convening during the week
at Alton, III. Among the large delega
tion which left the city Saturday even
ing were J. B. Street, K. W. Wells,
delegates from North Star Lodge No.
57: Mesdames Eliza Jackson, Serilda
Jackson, Georgia Harding, Dora Can
non, Wm. Turner, II. D. Smith and
NOBLE AUGUSTUS L. WILLIAMS
One of the Directors of the Public Life Insurance Company of Chi
cago, Also One of its Attorneys and Largest Stockholders, Who
Cut a Wide Swath at the Meeting of the Shriners at St Loub,
LEAVE IN AUTO.
The General Committee in cliarge of
arrangements for the meeting of The
National Grand Council of A. U. K. &
D. of A. met Saturdav evening at
Grant 's A. M. C. Memorial Chapel, 4C00
Evans avenue, but the meeting was ad
journed to meet Sept. 10th at the
church for final reports on all outstand
ing matters concerning tho meeting.
The committee is headed by Rev. T. L.
Scott, assisted by Dt. Eliza Jackson,
state grand queen and M. T. Bailey of
the Bailev Press Bureau.
The trip to Alton, 111., to the grand
lodge of U. B. A. & S. M. T. and tho
trip to Boston, Mass., to the grand
lodge of Elks and to visit old school
mates and friends, have been cancelled
by M. T. Bailey, president of The
Bailey Realty Co., and manager The
Milton Mercantile Agency, 3C3S State
street, who has been asked by clients to
close some pressing business matters
in the ritv.
Rev. S. D. Davis of Indianapolis, Ind.,
inspector general of the Military De
partment of A. U. K. & I), of A., in
company with Hon. William H. Fields,
national grand master, left the city a
few days ago in Rev. Davis' car for
their respective homes after spending
much time in the city on fraternal
WILL GO TO BOSTON.
Dt. Ruler Bettie A. Giveus of Helio
trope Temple, together with Dts. Ella
L. Holmes, Flossie Edgehill, Mildred
McCIoyne, Ella G. Berry and others,
will leave the city Saturday evening for
Boston, Mass., to attend the grand
lodge of Elks.
Washington, D. C. Postmaster Gen
eral Hays has addressed a statement to
the newspaper publishers and editors
of the United States concerning his
action in readmitting the New York
Volks Zcitung to second class, or news
paper rate, mail privileges.
Mr. Hays says he will not allow him
self to be made a censor of the press
and he lays down the principle that
any publication entitled to the use of
the mails in any way is entitled to sec
ond class privileges, provided, of
course, that it meets the ordinary re
quirements of the law as to second
Postmaster Hays must be given the
credit of being absolutely fair in his
dealings with the newspapers, both
great and small. Editor.
ittumnrwe '.ami c
QUINN CHAPEL A. M. E. NOTES.
THRONG IN SUBURBS.
A throng of people from the city and
other suburbs were in Morgan Tark last
Sunday looking over the property for
sale and many completing preparations
vmp afltHflEE'i mmHMPHITjHKx
Dr. II. E. Stewart, the pastor of
Quinn Chapel, 24th and Wabash ave.,
will preach Sunday morning subject,
"Vice Conditions in Chicago, "or "The
Price of Blood." What has brought
about the awful situation in the second
ward and what is the remedy. Don't
fail to hear this sermon at 10:43 a. m.
Some startling facts concerning vice
will be revealed.
At 3 p. m. a special program by
Quinn Chapel Helpers. Sunday night
an illustrated sermon. Subject "The
Hand on the Wall."
SPENDING VACATION EAST.
Mrs. Carrie V. armr. t c.
avenue, left the first par .t rh - ..t
for Idlenild, Mich., win r. m.
-pend two weeks vacation in h. r ' -tiful
Miss Henna Cart. r. M-t. rin .
Dr. J. S. Dorsey, 4.H I ' "- -the
wide awake druggist, w 11 i '
leave with her mother, Mrs ''art d
a visit to their old home, GorJ. zx
Attorney aad Mrs. Walt.r M Far
mer, 4733 Champlain avenue. It t M :
day morning for St. Charli. I!i. where
they will spend two wetk- a . n
Miss Ethyl Jones, G123 Michigan ave
nue, assistant to Dr. C. J. Davis, is
spending her vacation in New York
City with friends and will visit Boston,
Atlantic City and Washington before
Dr. and Mrs. P. C. Downs left the
city Tuesday morning in an automobile
for Idlcwild, Mich., where they will
spend their vacation. On returning,
they will visit friends at Kalamazoo
and Grand Rapids.
Mrs. Anna Vinson, has moved from
39th and Lafayette avenue to 553 E.
33th street, where she will be pleased
to sec her many friends.
HON. JAMES H. LAWLEY
One of the Trustee of the Sanitary District of Chicago; the Able
Chairman of its Finance Committee; Strong Supporter of
Mayor William Hale Thompson, Who May Enter the Race for
Treasurer of Cook Coaaty m 1922.
Misses Bessie and Dorothy Boswell
of Dallas, Tex., arc in the city tho guest
of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Allen, 303 Aldino Square.
MISS HARRD3 HERE.
Miss Hazel Harris of Dallas, Tex., an
accomplished pianist, is in the city the
guest of Mrs. Clair Garrett, 4535 In
diana avenue. While here, Miss Harris
will take up a special course at The
Reese Auto School.
Miss Agnes Morse of Atlanta, Geor
gia, returned to her home last week
after a pleasant stay of several weeks
in the city with friends.
Friday Mr. and Mrs. Giles Elliott,
Dr. and Mrs. Alonzo J. Bowling, Miss
Margnerite Clarice and Mr. J. W. Elliott
enjoyed an auto ride thru the parks;
after which they formd a box party at
the LaSalle Theatre, where they saw
with delight, "The Four Horsemen of
Miss Marguerite Clark.. ' r a
public schools of Muskogo. ).'-', ia
who has been attending sumni r - h c
at the University of Chicago. v i.a
ner guest of Mrs. Mayan Elh-t Be'
Dr. and Mrs. AIohzo J. Bot ; '
4714 Calumet avenue are faon.l 'i
a visit from Mr. and Mrs (Jilts Kr
their father and mother, -f Kmf r
Kan-a-. and their brother. W ' LI. "
from Kansas City, Mo. Tl . v iu.iti.ri
in, and report a pleasant ?r
Mr. James W. Wooilh--. '""1 Rh.-Ts
avenue, who with his cil '
Woodlee, own a loveh hni. it V-s
number and who holds l"n i ""1
nositinn in tlu PIiic!ni Pi -totfl &B(i
who will jrraduate from i h
next year, has for semi virs h
stron sunnnrf r nil r i ! r f
Alderman Robert R. .lark" n tls
been selected by Governor Lin "rns'
as one of the members of tho IndutrJ.
Board of Illinois. Aldermin .U t
has the honor and the distinction off)1'
ing the first colored man within r'
confines of this state to h.' clival d '
a position of that kind. He war" &'-
new honors well ami cmi'mixs t r
ceivc the hearty coHgratul.tti-. of tw
nrm- nf friond ftver Ins al'li ntmen
Pearl M. Warner, 32 J3 S P.arborn
street, who has for some j. .r hem the
organist of the Ebeaezcr ibnrch sad
who is at the present tinm connoted
with the new Liberty Baptist Church.
has opened her new office at 3906 in
diana avenue. Sho will serve you as
public typist. She will al-o ban-He m
surance and negotiate Ioan
"'Wc want no mulatto chi'dren.
This was the inscription on the banners
of the Ku Klux Klan, earrW ov th'B
as they marched, two hundred stronr.
through the streets of Conroe. Texas,
one day last week. We are curious to
know just how many of those rase3
in that parade had ravished some de
fenseless colored woman and lome
the father of her mulatto babies.
Madame Nona A. Keiser, 3S59 3
State street, hair culturist, who is
prominent member of the National
Beauty Culturists League, which held a
three days' session in this city l3
week at tho South Park avenue M. E
Church, 33rd street and South Prt
avenue and on Wednesday evening 3fc
Keiser delightfully sang a elissiwi "
cal selection; at its eonelusiOB sis
loudly applauded. She was aceomptai'
on the piano by Miss Gertrude M. Ji-
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