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THE BKUAD AX, CHICAGO.ILI. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27. 1921.
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
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AUGUST 27, 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, 'at the Post Office at Chicago,
111. Under Act of March 8. 1879.
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The Disconsolate Heart.
I cannot surmise what caused your
"I cannot, I fear, feel so keenly as
You are so bright, too loyal to whim
per. When worse things obtruded on our
- 'I have never thought that a soul could
Than that you've portrayed, or that
There are hopes we may cherish the
better the longer
-" One learns to know better the firm
friends he has met
To forgive and forget is a virtue,
All arts of our nature, all traits of
And to love with the heart that is
On truth to the utmost leaves all
I know that your heart and your soul
I know that your spirit is free from
That you couldn't ere .stoop to any
Or make life for a friend still
harder to bear.
You've searched the deep reaches of
all of my being.
You've scanned my whole frame,
overlooking no part;
And I know that you gloried in what
you were seeing.
And it thrilled me all through like
some fairy dart.
And now to abandon, and flee, brings
, a sorrow
To sicken my soul with a poison to
Without any hope of a better tomor
row. And without any love not even
I know j'ou will come again back to
My heart and my soul whispers al
ways your name;
I know that your goodness comprises
That we will again love ach other
The Km Klux Devils.
Some men with a skin not as white
as a goat,
Got wise for a minute and indicted a
They said in language that Southern
Of course you know very well it's a
"We'erns is white and we'erns must
This is the logic of the Southern dam
So they got out their muskets, long
loaded for bear;
And saddled their horses, their horses
A part of their grudge, so with torch
in their hand,
And with noise in the air made hell
' in the land. "
The kind of white birds who ne'er go
Take pride in the logic of the South
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HON. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
Former United States Senator from Illinois, Who Has Been a
Constant Subscriber to This Paper for More Than Twenty
Years. As a Member of the Senate He Voted Against the
African Exclusion Bill and He Voted in Favor of Every Meas
ure Pertaining to the Welfare of the Colored Race in this
Country. At the Present Time He is Assisting to Raise One
Hundred Thousand Dollars for a Greater Fort Dearborn Hos
pital and Training School for Colored Nurses.
Xo learning was needed to add fuel
to a fire
That had flamed to the southerner's
They only need say, "Wc'crns must
To quicken the spirit of the Southern
The Sun and Moon Gives Rich, Red
There's a golden moon, or a half Ted
To light ns the way to duty;
There's a full blown rose that Nature
To give a first lessen of beauty.
There's a nice little boy whose hopes
A man he will be for life's duty;
There's a pretty girl who will need
all the light
Of the moon and the sun for her
We'd Cut the Price of Ice Cream,
If business was to pick up and give
every man a job.
Oh, say, wouldn't that be a dream?
If we could get as good a meal by
grinding up a cob.
Oh, say, wouldn't that be a dream?
We'd put the profiteers securely in
jail behind the bars,
We'd reduce to five cents the carfare
Cut the price of bacon, tobacco and
Oh, say, wouldn't it be a dream?
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HON. HARRY OLSON
Chief Justice of the Municipal Court of Chicago. Who Will Serve
os the Catapaxgn Committee
Thowaed Dollars for the Fort
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Good to Look At.
The young society fellows are tell
ing the young ladies how they like
their stockings. No one seems to be
charmed over a fellow's socks. The
fact is you cannot see very much of
"As You Like."
"How I made Woodrow Wilson
President" is to become part of an
autobiography of Mr. Wm. F. Mc
Combs: In the not distant future we
may expect some very rare efforts in
bookdom. Some of them might have
the following titles: "How I Kept
Lowden Out of the White House,"
by Mayor Wm. Hale Thompson;
"How I Put a Quietus on John May
nard Harlan," by his younger brother;
"How I Lost My Political Tail and
Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars,"
by a mourning friend.
Watch Their Feet, Fellows.
Foot flirting is one of the new wrin
kles in society. The deaf and dumb
speak with their hands by making
letters. Now, since the dear girls
have begun to speak with their feet
we may look for sensations marvel
ous, to be sure. Fathers of courting
daughters have been speaking with
their feet for a long time. The wrinkle
of flirting may have come down from
the mule, as the hind feet of the
mule has .well nigh become cele
brated in both song and story
aad Aamt to Rake One Hmdmi
Dearborn Kocpkal and Tram-
All the fellows shot by O'Connor
say I. Almost daily somebody makes
a claim to fame. ,
Yon Never Can TelL
Our big free Jack Johnson has been
speaking at the Baptist church at $1
per head in the city of New York
Jack's father was a big preacher, and
it may be that Jack will some day
get him a Bible no handsome child
can ever make him lay down.
Don't Like Published Invitations to
There was a man in our town and he
could cat a meal;
Got several invitations, you know this
ain't no squeal.
And the more they invited him, the
smaller he become;
'Twas only in the papers that he. afc
(that's going some).
It's Hih Trezson; To Be Shot Before
Is is always a sign of popularity, or
sympathy, to be forever and eternally
receiving invitations to Sunday din
ner5 Dinner is a great thing. Appe
tite is a wonderful thing. Hunger is
one of the most unpopular feelings
that can visit a fellow. Food is ex
pensive. High Cost is highwayman.
Somebody's pockctbook is entirely
irrelevant to the subject
Chicago is abundantly blessed this
summer with a host of teachers who
delight in viewing the sights of our
great city. We were delighted to
meet a young woman teacher who is
making a special study of infant feed
ing. What a wonderful girl! Of
course, there will be a host who will
study how not to feed infants.
When Friend Wife Is With You,
Have a Care.
In the great field of battle
Be a martyr in the strife;
Do not grin at every rattle
Of short skirts when with the wife.
It Was Midnight on the Waters of
"We arc lost," the captain shouted
as he staggered down the stairs. "It
was at one of the police stations
where Chief of Police Fitzmorris was
doing some house cleaning.
MANY SHOT AS KNOXVDLLE
MOB ATTACKS JAIL
Knoxville, Tcnn., Saturday eve
ning. More than twenty persons
were wounded when deputies guard
ing the Knox county jail fired on a
crowd which sought Frank Martin, a
Negro, held as a suspect in a crim
inal assault on a county school
teacher. All of the wounded are
white. Two are women. Deputy
Sheriff Charles Lewis was wounded
by a shot from the crowd.
Although the machine gun com
pany of the 117th infantry, Tennesec
National guard, was on duty at the
jail, the soldiers did not open fire.
Following reports that the school
teacher had identified Martin as her
assailant, crowds gathered in the vi
cinity of the jail. Two hundred men
and boys approached the jail, while
several hundred other persons, many
of them women, in the courthouse
yard, watched. As the crowd came
within 100 feet Sheriff Catc demanded
that they disperse. He gave warning
that an imaginary line should not be
Shooting Becomes General
As a dozen men passed these
poles, the sheriff fired a riot gun
over the heads of the' crowd. Two
men in the courthouse yard and two
or three in the street fired revolvers
in reply. The shooting then became
Many of the loads of buckshot
fired by the officers went among
spectators in the courthouse vard.
One or more of the officers at the
jail opened fire with rifles and re
The crowd in the street ran back,
and the deputies charged, firing until
the crowd dispersed and fled.
Sheriff Catc should be presented
with a golden crown for possessing
the moral courage to stand ud and
discharge his sworn duty, for he waslcondnctress; Mrs.
tuny determined not to permit the
mob, composed of so-called Chris
tian ladies and gentlemen, to take the
law into their own hands and redden
them with human blood. Editor.
ATTORNEY PATRICK H.O'DON-
NELL WDLL SPEAK AT
A Big Educational Mass Meeting
will be held at Bethel A. M. E.
Church, Sunday afternoon, 3 o'clock,
Augusjt 28th for the purpose of dis
cussing the economic needs of our
group. The Hon. Patrick H. O'Don
nell, Chicago's great orator, widely
jenown among our race as being a
man ot great foresight and prophetic
vision will speak on: Shall the Negro
live or perish economically?
.Music will be furnished by Bethel's
famous choir. Admission will be fret
very large attendance is anticipated. J
MEETING OF THE SUPREME
LODGE. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
By Charles E. Stump
Topcka. Kan. Having conquc-cd
the cast, the Knights of Py.nias
turned their attention ta the -west,
and closed the twenty-first biennial
convention of the order in Topeka
with the west helplessly in their
hands. To complete the story as one
of union as well as action every offi
cer was re-elected by acclamation,
from S. W. Green, supreme chancel
lor, down the line.
Gov. Henry J. Allen, the great gov
ernor of Kansas, stayed with the Py
thians all the way. He welcomed
them to the state, spent the day in
John E. Lewis camp on Governor's
Day and occupied the center o: the
stage in the reviewing stand on Fri
day when the parade tore all records
to pieces. "I have got better ground
to stand on," said Governor Allen, to
whom the pursued Negro has never
appealed for mercy in vain.
In the legislative sessions of the
great Xcgro fraternity the charter of
the Grand Lodge of Virginia was re
voked by an almost unanimous vote
New York was chosen as the con
vention city for 1923' and the Su
preme Chancellor was instructed to
inquire into the returns of the grand
domains so that hereafter the figures
will stand up to each other face to
The supreme lodge-elected the fol
S. W. Green of New Orleans was
re-elected supreme chancellor of the
Supreme Lodge of Knights of Pythias
of North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Africa and Australia.
Ernest G. Tidrington of Evansvillc,
Ind., was re-elected . vice-supreme
chancellor and head of the Supreme
Court of Calanthc.
Both arc recognized leaders among
the Negro in America. Green has
been supreme chancellor for the past
fourteen years, and his election was
unanimous this morning.
The other officers elected by the
supreme lodge arc:
N. C. Nic, South Carolina, supreme
Roscoc C Simmons, Kentucky, su
E. E. Underwood, Kentucky, su
preme keeper of records and seals.
John H. Young, Arkansas, supreme
master of exchequer.
S. A. T. Watkins, Illinois, supreme
Geo. Watty, Maryland, supreme
master at arms.
U. G. Mason, M. D., Alabama, su
preme medical registrar.
R. R. Jackson, Chicago. III., major
John A. Blume, North Carolina, su
preme inner guard.
Henry James, Florida, supreme
C. M. Wade, M. D., Arkansas: John
W. Harris, Mississippi; G. R. Hutton,
Georgia; B. G. Collier. Pennsylvania;
J. H. Fordham, South Carolina; W.
W. Andrews, Florida; Chas. V. Wick
ham, M. D., Oklahoma; E. D. Green,
secretary, Pythian Temple and Sani
Every representative was present at
9:30 o'clock Thursday and the first
thing in order was the report of E. D.
Green of Chicago, secretary of the
Pythian Temple Sanitarium and Tem
ple Commission, which is supported
by the supreme lodge. Green has
held some prominent positions in Illi
nois, and was at one time member of
the general assembly from Chicago.
He has perhaps handled more money
belonging to the Negroes of this
country than any other official. The
report made showed that the collec
tion during the past two years had
been $95,594.57. and the expenditures
had been $29,76&71. The department
operates a bath and sanitarium in Hot
Springs for the benefit of the mem
bers of the order and all other mem
bers of the Negro race. It is the
only bath house opened to the
Negroes in Hot Springs, and they arej
planning for the erection of a Pythian
Temple in Chicago at a cost of $250.-
Supreme Court officials re-elected
were: Mrs. M. S. Grant, Dcarim, Ga.,
supreme inspector; Mrs. M. J. Hazel
wood, Charleston, W. Va., supreme
recorder of deeds; Mrs. Bessie John-i
son. Corona, N. "Y., supreme senior
director; Mrs. Pinkie Pottsdamer,
Tallahassee, Fla., supreme junior di
rector; Mrs. Cosdy Blevin, Burling
amc, Ala., supreme escort; Cora E.
Burke, Knoxville, Tcnn., supreme
L. Towns, East
bpencer. N. C, supreme assistant
Urge Law and Order
An appeal to the president, mem
bers of Congress, governors and
other public officials for a firm stand
against mob rule was presented by
committee on racial conditions
and adopted by the supreme lodge.
The report was signed by J. H. P.
Westbrook, Colorado, chairman; John
W. Robinson, Illinois, secretary: Ros
coc C Simmons, Kentucky; George
A. Watty, Maryland; T. G. Nutter,
West Virginia; W. A. Thompson,
Tennessee; A. L. Garvin. Kentucky.
FALL SESSION TO OPEN
The Fall Session of the Enterprise'
Institute, a trade school with office
and buildings in Aldine Square, will
open September 6th with a well
equipped faculty. .""" '
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HON. MILES J. DEVINE
Ex-City Attorney of Chicago, Extremely Popular With All Clasia
of His Fellow Citizens, Eminent Lawyer, Who May Be Indued
by His Many Friends to Enter the Race for Mayor of (V
cago in 1923.
"A VOTE AGAINST THE DYER
BILL IS A VOTE FOR LYNCH
ING." The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York has an
nounced the above as its slogan in the
fight to have the Dyer anti- lynching
bill enacted into law by the United
A statement issued from the As
sociation and signed by James Wcl
don Johnson, calls upon colored peo
ple throughout the country to watch
their representatives and senators.
Mr. Johnson's statement reads as fol
lows: "The Department of Justice has
gone on record in an opinion de
livered by Judge Goff saying that the
Dyer anti-lynching bill was constitu
tional. There is no longer any ex
cuse why any representative of the
American people should oppose a
measure designed, to end such a mon
strous evil afe mob murder.
"Every vote against the Dyer bill
in the House of Representatives or
in the Senate, is a vote for lynching.
"Every representative and every
senator who dares to oppose this bill
ought to" be listed by colored voters
throughout the United State' and
placed on record..
"The states have shown they can
not or will not stop lynching. The
federal government should now act.
The Dyer bill gives the government
the necessary authorization to act
It is up to every colored man and
woman in the United States to see to
it that the Dyer bill is passed and
that the name of every man in Con
gress who opposes that bill is put on
"A constant fire of telegrams and
letters should be directed at your
Congressmen so that they know
without any shadow of doubt that
their constituents want the bill
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ATTORNEY PATRICK R O'DONNELL
One of the Ablest Lawyers in the Great Gry of Chicago, WJoJ
Deliver a Masterful Oration at Bethel Church, 30th and vt
bom Street, Ssnday Afternoon, Angnst 28.
QUINN CHAPEL NOTES
Dr. H. E. Stewart 1 f rr s
day mominsr, subjecf. L
licve in the Sccoml t ,- -,
1. Bible proof.
2. Signs of the time
3. The near approach
4. The manner of Hi cv-j
The first Sunday in Njmt '
be the big reunion semes sp
program at 3 o'clock und.r ' - :
pices of Mrs Mariah Butl-
Second Sunday in Scpntr'n' ,,
Harvest Home Day
Two thousand pt'oplo K -' I
pastor last Sundm T.rmrt " 7
Price of Blood." Dm la ,
present next Sunday mornn s- pp
Mr. and Mrs. Wm Mitchrt' c
Little Rock, Ark, arc in the ut ca
account of illness of relatives tn Me
gan Park. Mr. and Mrs Mitchell it
both connected with the Mow Tc
plc and the Royal Circle of Fneci
of The World and have man "i
tcrnal friends in this city.
O. S. Giddens. 3614 Calumet Art.
has "gone to Opelika, Ala, whet hr
was called suddenly on accoun' ot
the death of his sister
WANTED THE ADDRESS OF
MRS. A. BLAKEY
Mrs. Sarah E. Leu oi Bowl-ng
Green, Ky., is making mquin for her
nephew, Arthur Blakcj. Imn in Cfc
cago. His mother is Jennie Bhkei
Mrs. Lewis can be sun at 'J-'1"5
Chapel Church or 453 s - sr tt "
Mrs. Lulu Tilford V
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