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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 192L
national Order of Twelve,
iairi,ational Grand Temple
,-jjolc of the International
1jwrTi-lvc are in session at
2S A- M-E- Church
- l nA -h Ac. and East 24th
St . .
rn - .n 500 delegates arc in at
pc trom twenty-three states,
,,-J, ;rom the southern states. The
c convened at 10 A. M. Tucs
9 sir Knizht S. A. Jordan of
J,, Rod. Ark. presiding officer,
eti t'ie morning session. He ap
led -Vce important committees
f rcd.ntials, finance and grand
(gctr.- reports. Short addresses
made bv Prof. E. Hcrford of
frrfsn Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bailey
r Tfxa. Rev. H. W. Jamison, rep
rs tK Grand Lodge of the
g f. "ill many others delivered
.-C t V
i, ;h zoning a reception was
.; -ho church and Col. R- A.
vKPT- s Reed of Texas. L. F.
f,it. 0. 1'1-rois J. H. Hcniford of
V-- - r F Mustclle of Alabama.
- R, H F. Stewart, pastor of
H- (Tuial. delivered the leading
V-x'a M Johnson. H. E. Caroline
a H P 1 1 e. sreneral chairman of
. t'ioti committee. W. T. Alcx
aif acted a-- master of ceremony,
it Won. I. C. G. M.. expressed
esc' W'11 i:rt'at satisfaction on the
artoa' mil financial growth of the
ederand pnticipatcs the Internation
al In-cranoe Ppartment He states
tkt the li'tli triennial session is the
S7ft n tc history of the order.
M' Rhr-.Ia M. Johnson, S. G.,
qstn of Illinois, escorted eighteen
auddnll tnm members from Quincy,
P.. Cart C A Bailey, from Gal-twe-i.
Tea. and twenty-six Pala
trs Guard all boys who have seen
met m France.
Capts nhur Bell and J. A. Hol
fcway oi Little Rock, Ark., with
Coapaaies 1 and 2, composed of fifty
bo who have seen service in
ttsct Ladies' Culture Drill Team
eusaco. with Capt. Carrie Scams.
J" 2 ent. - the prize contest drill
I'tKachth .irmory Friday night
fe Martha Hicklin of Spring
"& 111 . tin mother of the organiza
fca a th state, graced the meeting.
SiKifr Hicklin is 82 years old.
fc. H P Ltc, S. G. P. of Ilinois,
"d 5Jr Xtttie Speedy were pre
dated hngi. baskets of flowers. Mrs.
Xacy Rairu. one of the new Prin
zes, is plamg a conspicuous part
a tit grand ses-ion. She believes in
fartisme; and letting the world
the ordrr is moving on.
Wednesday .cning the triennial
imaon was delivered by Rev. W. J. J.
Srs of California. Rev. J. S. Adair
master of ceremonies. Scventy-
Present and Past State and In
kational High Priestesses -wore
Pple robes while seventeen Queen
Cotters wore pink robes and march-
inmnd the church in their glory.
j'e Fannie Springs of Dewmaine,
aois, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
yRs. sang "America" very charm-
Wednesday was spent in listening
be various reports of the Inter
"aal Grand Officers. The reports
Governor takes awfue
slap at ku klux klan.
Dortam. N. C "I have paid noat
tion since I have been Governor
10 dozens of falsehoods put into cir
ftloa about me, but -whoever in-
Brnce Craven, Grand Dragon
a Kn Klux Klan in North Caro
f1. and published in the press of the
,J. that I made application for
aenbcrship in the Kn Klux Klan, is
r" declared Governor Morrison.
statement came from the Gov-
0r after an announcement was
de by Major Brnce Craven, de-
TS the "Klan" disbanded and
ned, and in wnJch statement
Craven asserted that he had
J led to join the "Klan" after he
bn informed that men like
t0r Simmons, Governor ilorri-
Gtnptrai tj i? ' ...
f. . i "iarag ana omers srexe
apel 1 his Week. Sir Knight S. A. Jordan, I. C.
M., Ably Presided Over the Sessions.
showed great increase in the mem
bership and finance the past year.
Thursday was taken up with com
mittee reports and election of offi
cers. Hon. S. A. Jordan was elected
I. C. G. if. by the unanimous vote
of the Grand Body. Also A. R.
Chinn, C. G. M. of Missouri, elected
I. C G. Secretary'.
The, International President, S. A.
Jordan, paid a high tribute to the
heads of the various state depart
ments for the encouragement for the
organization in general and for the
good work performed in the various
states He also advised them to be
faithful in the discharge of their du
ties, to be honest to their duties, to
the organization, to build up a strong
hold throughout the country and to
make 'business for the boys and girls
of the race.
The' following are the International
officers of the Knights and Daughters
Sir. S. A. Jordan, I. C. G. M Little
Rock. Ark.; Dtr. Jennie Jones. I. G. H.
P., Jacksonville. III.; Sir. S. S. Reid, I.
V. G. M- Marshall. Texas; Dtr. Mattie
Brooks, I. V. G. P.. Dcs Moines, Iowa;
Sir. A. R. Chinn. I. C G. S Glasgow,
Mo.; Dtr. Anna M. Bowman. I. C. G. R.,
Louisville. Ky.; Sir. Seth Xcal, I. C G.
T., Guthrie, Okla.; Sir. G. E. Xcwstcll,
I. G. P. P., Montgomery, Ala.; Dtr.
Elle E. Faison, 1. G. Q. M Indianapolis,
The following arc the Grand State
officers of Illinois:
Sir L. F. Finnic C G. M.; Dt. H. P.
Lee, C H. P.; Sir J. H. Fisher, V. G.
M.; Dt. Annie Harvey, V. H. P.; Sir
A. L. Peoples. C G. S. : Dt. Rosa Fouche.
V. G. R.: Sir Mays, C. G. Treas.; Sir
Sides, C G. O.; Dt. Libbic Johnson, C
G. Pres.: Sir T. W. Jones, G. -P. P.; Dt.
R. M. Johnson. G. G. M.; Sir Parker, G.
D. M.; Dt Laura Acklin, G. I. S.; Sir
Jackson, O. S.
Members of the General Committee
for the Knights and Daughters of
Sir Alexander. Dtr. Covington. Dtr.
Holmes, Dtr. Hatcher, Sir Craven, Dtr.
Collins, Dtr. Saunders, Dtr. Jackson,
Dtr. Mason. Dtr. Broomfield. Dtr.
Brown. Sir Keller, Dtr. Wise, Sir Craw
ford; Dtr. Wimp, Dtr. Sparks, Sir Keel
ing. Dtr. Britton. Sir Mays, Sir Walton,
Dtr. Smothers. Dtr. Raney, Dtr. Giles,
Dtr. Shelton,, Dtr. Van Nov, Dtr. Amos.
Dtr. Kennedy, Dtr. Bettle, Dtr. White,
Dtr. Williams, Dtr. Champpin. Dtr.
Howard, Dtr. Blanney, Dtr. Wilkcrson,
Dtr. Brown. Dtr. Milan, Dtr. Hudson.
Dtr. Speedy, Sir Parker, Dist Deputy;
Dtr. Lee. C G. P. Chairman; Dtr. Smith,
Private Secretary;, Dtr. Wilkison, Dtr.
Bradford, Dtr. Parker, Dtr. badie to
wards, Sir Jones, Sir Gillum.
Members of the General Committee
of the International Order of Twelve:
Dtr. H. P. Lee, Chairman of General
Committee; Sir J. Parker, Assistant
Chairman of General Committee; Sir J.
t tzvs Chairman of Float Committee;
Dtr J. Hackett, Chairman of Restora
tion Committee; Dtr. Benard, Chairman
t unn'niT rhmmittee: Dtr. Wise,
Chairman of Meals Committee; Sir Wm.
F. Campbell, Chairman of lram com
mittee. DOINGS AT THE APPOMATTOX
CLUB FOR THE REMAIN
DER OF AUGUST
Wednesday evening, August 24th,
from 9 P. M. to 1 A. M., an informal
reception and dance waS held m
honor of the visiting Quests to this
"Midsummer musicale, direction of
T Gray Lucas, Sunday afternoon, Au
gust 28th. 3 to 5 o'clock. Program
by prominent artists. Members and
DR. CROSSLAND MADE WAR
RISK BUKJSAU now
Washington, D.C-Dr. J. R .A.
Crossland of St Joseph has been
named as head of the Negro division
r .t- -ij- u:.!- Insurance Bureau-
He will have charge of the , claim, ; for
the hundreds of Coiorea .u.,..,. -
fought in the great war. It W
. .. - :.hnnt will carry a
posed tne appu""- - . - .
$6000 salary. Dr. Crossland took of
COMMODORE PECK, HONOR
ARY PRESIDENT, CHICAGO
Commodore Ferdinand Peck, Chi
cago's oldest native-born citizen.
born in 48, has not curbed his in
domitable, restless, creative genius.
Not satisfied with "conquering" kings
of Europe, as he did preceding
the World's Fair, gaining uniform
support of that enterprise from
abroad; not satisfied with the concep
tion and erection of the first Con
federate monument in the North; not
satisfied with being the "Father of
Grand Opera" in promoting the Opera
Festival of 1885 in the Old Exposi
tion Building on the Lake front; 'not
satisfied with the creation of the fa
mous Auditorium of Chicago, nor
with the great American commercial
caravan he led to the Paris Exposi
tion of 1900: not stopping with the
successes following in his wake in the
founding of many other Chicago pub
lic institutions of gigantic propor
tions, the insatiable energy of Com
modore Peck has impelled him to a
part in Mayor Thompson's recent
Pageant of Progress, the shining
light of which was the Chicago Wo
man's Band which has been breathed
into active, public being by the com
modore. This leader of men and
things swung this band into the pa
rade preceding the pageant where, re
splendent in their crimson capes,
skirts and turbans, 160 girls, com
posing the band, proved the great at
traction of the Pageant of Progress
and continued their daily attractive
ness midst the plaudits of the gath
ered multitudes at that great event
No musical institution of Chicago has,
trained a olace in the hearts of Chi-
cagoans more quickly than has this
band. From its general director,
John S. Greenwalt, its charming con
ductor, Miss Miriam Greenwalt, its
stately, graceful drum major. Miss
Ruth Sinclair, down to the last of the
twentv drummers, the organization
is thoroughly loyal to Chicago and
inrcc the musical harmony it can pro
duce and will continue to produce to
please the ears of its thousands of
hearers wherever they play.
rnmmodore Peck predicts that tne
band will soon be world-famous. En
gagements are awaiting tnem ai
"White Gty," Milwaukee and In-
K-nnlU. and applications lor en
gagements are coming in daily. The
organization is incorporaicu uuu
the laws of the Mate oi mmou. -
- ...tJntr held recently in the
office of Commodore Peck the fol
lowing officers were selected
Honorary President rerunuBu
mc?C HVQlBbw' i h MH tf . ,i"
SIR KNIGHT S. 4 JORDAN
The Head and the Front of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor
President Mrs. Samuel S. Hut
chinson. Vice-President W. X. Horner.
Manager and Secretary Mrs. K. C.
Corresponding Secretary Mrs.
Ferdinand W. Pirnat
General Director John S. Green
walt Conductor Miss Miriam Green
Mrs. Samuel S. Hutchinson, W. X.
Horner, Mrs. Jacob Baur, Mrs. Jean
Prcscott Adams, Mrs. Walter Lyt
ton, John' S. Greenwalt, Mrs. K. C
The band is also sponsored by the
Illinois Women's Athletic Club and
Mayor William "Hale Thompson is
THE MEETING OF THE NA
TIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS
LEAGUE AT ATLANTA, GA.
Last week the National Negro
Business League held forth at Atlanta,
Ga., and all of its sessions were large
ly attended at the Wednesday eve
ning session was attended by fully
five thousand people. The meeting
was held at the Auditorium Armory.
Mayor James J. Key, who was ac
companied by Hon. John J. Eagan,
a banker of Atlanta, spoke in terms
of earnest approval of the efforts of
the Colored people ob Atlanta and
of Georgia to win a place in the busi
ness world. He referred in detail
not only to what Colored business
men are accomplishing but to what
the city of Atlanta is doing in the
way of encouraging them.
President's- Annual Address.
The address of Dr. R. R. Moton,
president of the National Negro Busi
ness League, was the feature of the
Wednesday evening session. Dr.
Moton's address was well received by
the large and enthusiastic audience
Officers Elected by Acclamation.
At the conclusion of the president's
annual address, Dr. Emmett J. Scott,
the executive secretary of the Na
tional Organization advanced to the
front of the platform and m a short
address called attention to the need
of harmony among the Colored peo
ple of the United States and empha
sized the need and necessity of there
being complete harmony among all
connected with the league if it is to
achieve its greatest success. He con
cluded his remarks by offering a mo
tion that the rules of the organization
be suspended and that Dr. Moton be
re-elected by acclamation as presi
dent of the league for another year.
Held Forth at
Dr. Moton in turn made an address
of similar character and concluded
his remarks by offering a motion that
the rules be suspended and that Dr.
Emmett J. Scott be re-elected by ac
clamation as secretary of the league
for another year. Similar motions
were nude by Honorable Perry W.
Howard, special assistant to the at
torney general of the United States,
and president of the National Negro
Bar Association, that the rules be
suspended and that Bishop Robert E.
Jones, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the national organization.
be re-elected by acclamation as chair
man of the executive committee. Fol
lowing Mr. Howard's motion, Mrs.
Booker T. Washington offered a mo
tion that the Treasurer, Mr. Charles
l H. Anderson, of Jacksonville, Florida,
alo be re-elected by acclmation
' Each one of these motions as offered
v as unanimously adopted.
j A feature of the Wednesday even
linc's program was the story told by
Mr. Henry H. Pace, President of the
Pace Phonograph Corporation of
j New York City, of the manufacturing
;of phonograph records of Negro
voices by a Negro company. Mr,
Pace tated that the aim of the com
pany was to afford to Negro persons
of musical talent the opportunity to
have their art recorded and to open
places of agreeable employment for
larger numbers of the race.
President of Liberia Present
At the Thursday morning session
Dr. Scott, the Executive Secretary,
called attention to a telegram just
received from President Charles Dun
bar Burgess King.'of Liberia, announc
ing that he would reach Atlanta for
the Thursday evening session. Presi
dent King, who was accompanied by
Dr. Ernest Lyon, Lfberian Consul
General, received a most cordial wel
come from the delegates. It was the
first time for many of the delegates
to see a live President of a Negro
Among the social features of the
Business League Convention were the
Barbecue and open air session at Mr.
David T. Howard's farm to which
place the entire delegation journeyed
by automobile Thursday afternoon,
August 18th, to partake of this re
fresbine southern style of picnic
Also the lawn party given Friday
afternoon, August 19th, at the home
of Mr. A. F. Herndon, a member of
the Executive Committee of the Na
tional Neero Business League, and
Mrs. A. F. Herndon in honor of the
HON. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS, JEX
UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM
ILLINOIS, JOINS THE CAMPAIGN
COMMITTEE AND HE WILL PUT
FORTH HIS BEST EFFORTS TO
RAISE ONE HUNDRED THOU
SAND DOLLARS FOR A GREATER
FORT DEARBORN HOSPITAL AND
TRAINING SCHOOL FOR COLORED
The Hon. Thomas Carey,
president of the Chicago National
Life Insurance Comwny, has been
selected General Chairman of the
Fort Dearborn Hospital and Training
School for Nurses Campaign Com
mittee. First Vice-Chairman will be
Julius F. Taylor, Editor of The Broad
Mr. Carey will have charge of the
entire campaign from now on, and
has selected members of the executive
committee consisting of Jesse Binga,
banker; Alfred Clover, general man
ager of the Public Life Insurance
Company, Alexander Flower, cam
paign trcasuror. .president of the
Roosevelt State Bank, Chas. B.
Travis, real estate broker; Frank L.
Gillespie, president of Liberty Life
The new- members of the campaign
committee arc: Congressman Mar
tin B. Madden, Honorable Joseph
F. Haas, county recorder; Hon. Dan
iel Ryan, president Board of County
Commissioners; Hon. Henry Stuckart,
former City and County Treasurer;
Mr. A. L Whitmcr, president of the
COLORED MAN APPOINTED
ASST. SECRETARY OF
Washington, D. C Not only is
Henry O. Flipper, assistant secre
tary of Interior in charge of Alaskan
railways, regarded as a queer duck
because he keeps to himself and
makes very few friends, but few peo
ple know how it happened that the
first appointment Secretary Fall made
was that of former Lieut Flipper.
The story runs that young Flipper,
shortly before his graduation from
West Point, met Senator Fall, run
ning a ranch down in New Mexico.
The colored lad, just out of school,
made friends rapidly with the white
rancher, urged him to study and go
to school and supervised his Teading.
Largely through Flipper's advice and
help. Senator Fall was sent to Con
gress and later to the Senate. When
a member of the Senatorial Commit
tee, investigating the oil situation in
Mexico, the then Senator Fall made
Lieut Flipper Spanish interpreter and
while Mr. Fall headed the committee
Lieut Flipper did most of the work.
When President Harding elevated
the New Mexico senator to the post
of secretary of Interior, one of the
Senator's first steps was to look up
Henry Flipper and give him a $5,000
job. Not only did the secretary of
Interior appoint Mr. Flipper, but he
said hb desk was large enough to
hold all resignations of white people
who can t work with him.
Lieut. Flinoer is the son of Bishop
J. S. Flipper, of Atlanta, Ga., who
presides over the 4th A. M. E. dis
trict Speaks at Walter Zion
Rev. E. D. W. Tones of Washing
ton, D. C well known member of
the A. M. E. Zion Connection, spoxe
morning and evening Sunday at Wal
ter's A M. E.' Zion Church. Rev.
Jones was once pastor of Zion and a
large audience was present at noth
meetines to hear him speak. Rev.
Jones is being strongly advocated for
the bishop to fill a vacancy now existing.
Chicago National Underwriters Com
pany. Hon. James Hamilton Lewis," ex
United States senator from Illinois;
Hon. Miles J. Dcvine, cx-Gty Attor
ney of Chicago; Hon. James If. Law
Icy, one of the Trustees of the Sani
tary District of Chicago: Hon. John
F. Dcvine, Clerk of the Probate
Court of Cook County: Hon. Samuel
A. Ettclson, Corporation Counsel of
Chicago; Hon. George F. Harding Jr.,
City Comptroller of Chicago; Hon.
Harry A. Olson, Chief Justice of the
Municipal Court of Chicago; Hon.
George B. Holmes, Judge of the Mu
nicipal "Court of Chicago; Hon. James
W Brcen, First Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel of Chicago; Hon. John
G. Horn, Alderman from the I3th
Ward, and Mr. Sandy W. Trice, one
of the biggest colored Masons in this
Other names will be added to the
campaign committee next week.
The campaign is now in full swing;
and September 19th will be the open
ing of the big drive.
NEGRO WAR VETERANS SET.
AUG. 30 FOR FIELD DAY.
The annual field day of the George
L Giles Post No. S7 of the American
Legion, composed of Negro veterans
of the world war, will be held
Wednesday, August 20, at the Amer
ican Giants Park, Thirty-ninth and
Wcntworth avc. The post is com
manded by James Dickson. A ball
game between post members and
wounded soldiers of the United
States General Hospital, Forty-seventh
st. and Drexcl blvd., will be a
ATTENDING GRAND LODGE
Mrs. Rhoda M. Johnson, state
grand princess of Illinois of S. M. T.,
is in the city attending the grand
lodge of the Knights and Daughters
of Tabor in session at Quinn Chapel.
While here, Mrs. Johnson is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Young, 3556
Guest of John Mitchell
Miss Geraldine Broadus of Leavens
worth, Kans., Mrs. Lou Ella Young,
Dr. Jefferson of Richmond. Va.,
George Risen of Danville, Va, M. T.
Bailey of the Bailey Press Bureau,
were the guests of John Mitchell Jr.,
Friday evening at the Garrick
Theatre where they saw "Up in the
Clouds." En route from Topeka,
Kans., Mr. Mitchell stopped in the
city for twenty-four hours as did Dr.
Jefferson and Mr. Risen in company
with Mr. MitchelL
Called to Springfield
Rev. George Anderson, 4509 S.
Dearborn street, has been called to
Springfield, UL, to take charge of tem
porary church work. Rev. Anderson,"
returned to the city the first of the?
year after spending eleven years at,
Roscommon, Mich. '-! - v-.
fice last Tuesday.