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TrTE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 27, 192L
NOBLE JOHN BENJAMIN HART
prominent Member of Arabic
Joshua of the Heroines of
Lodge No. 29 F. A. M.
Xoble J Benjamin Hart, Grand
Worthy Joshua of the Heroines of
iffjcbo. was chosen to make the open
jej defense for Arabic Temple No. 44
a the Imperial Council at St. Louis,
which was a masterly plea. He
fU followed by the Illustrous Poten-
ntt Stewart C Jefferson, when these
trozoblrs yielded the floor, the firey
gjjythat were hurled failed to dis
j Arabic Temple from its posi
es' b tie sun, placed there by the
jjvTfoaf oratory of Nobles Hart and
jigssoa supported by the solid phal
taoi the Chicago delegation -with
rata, noble dismayed.
.Yoble Hart is a Sublime Prince of
Bestern Consistory No. 28, P. M. of
Jft Hebron Lodge No. 29, F. A. M.
The famous "Research showing the
Masonic Lineage of Prince Hall" is
it work of Sir James E. Bish, 33rd.
jad Xoble Hart, 32nd, approved by
Grand Master Thomas H. Samuels.
Noble Hart is the author of "De
monstration and Explanation of the
Sar and .Badge of the O. E. S." which
bf has copyrighted.
In Tanuary, 1921, he presented a
paper before the P. M. P. C "Wom
an's Status in Masonry and a
L'asons duty to a Heroine," which
ns well received.
Bv request he again presented it in
p-il this amc year. By invitation
fcf talked before the Craftsmen's Club
c- North Star Lodge No. 1, F. A. M.,
fcne the 6th Subject: "Some
froaghts on Masonry."
His elucidation of symbolic mason
n was a revelation to that efficient
His latest work is a Symbolic Chart
a the Heroines of Jericho with de
zonstration and explanation, an
original work which has given new
lie and pnde to the Heroines.
Xoble Hart is a staunch supporter
of Grand Master Samuels. He says
that his work makes him the logical
caudidate to succeed himself.
Why change the pilot if a rat is
found on the ship. Exterminate the
rat Xoble Hart is now assisting
tie popnlar Grand Most Ancient Ma
tron Mrs. Rosa Fouche to establish a
conn to the memory of the late Mrs.
WEL LEAVE FOR MINNE
APOLIS s lone E. Gibbs, well known
m of the northwest, who in corn
ier with Mrs. J. Q. Adams and Mr.
Mrs. Jasper Gibbs Jr., motored
" tit city ten days ago to visit
is, will leave during the week
fo thtir home. The five Gibbs bro
kers together with their mother are
a good laundry business in
ancapohs. The Gibbs have many
ttds here and have been highly en
siled during their stay.
LEAVES FOR LEAVENWORTH
After a pleasant visit of two weeks
J0 toe city with her uncle and aunt, 1
md Mrs A H. Young, 3556 Giles
"ttne. Miss Geraldinc Broadus left
toe dty a few days ago for her home
BACK IN CITY
After two" years' absence from the
T. Mr Leonore Graves, former
J"wnrer of the Virginia Society, is
tai in the city with her son-in-law
jad danghter, Mr. and Mrs. William
'Vasbngton, 15 ym 36th St
Back from Missouri
fr. Maud Grav. 35 TnilJnna
J. back from HughesviUe, Mo.,
e she visited her parcntsand St.
T. ifo., where she was the guest
tw- V" G- S-, and one of the most
gjwnt members of the
fcts and Daughters of Tabor.
Temple No. 44, Grand Worthy
Jericho, Past Master of ML Hebron
Dempcey. All eligible female rela
tives of Master Masons desiring to
enroll in this Court will sec the effi
cient Matron of Talma Chapter Mrs.
At the annual session of the Hero
ines of Jericho which will be held in
Springfield in September, Noble Hart
has been requested to deliver an
eulogy to the memory of the late
Grand Sec. J. C Adams. Twelve
years ago. Noble Hart made the mo
tion in Mt. Hebron Lodge, No. 29,
to the effect; that it should take the
lead in securing a suitable hall for the
various Masonic lodges on the South
Side, in which to hold their meetings
and by his efforts or labors in that
direction, the members of ML Heb
ron Lodge laid the first one thousand
dollars down on the" table for the pur
pose of securing a hall, at the same
time requesting the other lodges to
follow suit and not long after that
time, they bargained to buy the pres
ent Union Masonic Hall, at 3956 S.
state street, tor fifteen or sixteen
It is now worth between fifty and
sixty thousand dollars. It is free
from debt and the only prominent
hall, owned by the Colored race in
this city that is clear of all incum
berance, and if the advice of Noble
Hart, would have been adhered to
the building would have been paid
for two years ago.
Aside from his activities alontc
Masonic lines and its work, Noble
and Mrs. Hart have always been in
terested in the welfare of the race.
along other lines. They were the
original founders of the Phyllis
Wheatley League, which later on be
came the Phyllis Wheatley Woman'sN
.Club, which in time secured the Phyl
lis Wheatley Home at 3256 Rhodes
Noble Hart was the founder and
back bone of the Douglas League
which he kept alive for more than ten
Noble and Mrs. Hart, who live in a
nice little home of their own at 4841
Federal street, have been constant
subscribers to The Broad Ax since
October 1, 1899, and they rank among
the best citizens residing in Chicago.
QUARTERLY MEETING TO BE
HELD AT ST. JOHN'S
A. M. E. CHURCH
This coming Sunday, August 28,
most of the A. M. E. preachers in
the city will wend their way to St
John's Church in Englewood, and as
sist its pastor, Rev. G. W. Williams,
and presiding elder Rev. James Hig
gins. to hold their last quarterly con
ference, prior to the September con
ference. Rev. T. L, Scott, pastor of the
Grant Memorial Church, will do most
of the nreachinff. Rev. Williams is
hustling to beat the band, in an effort
to collect in all the dollar money he
possibly can, in order to make a good
showing at the District Conference
Returns to City
Mrs. Mary Johnson. 762 E. list
street, has returned to the city from
Nashville, Tenn., where she went to
attend the funeral of her father, John
Lock. Mrs. Johnson is secretary of
Mayflower Temple 58, S. M. T.
In Charge of Aldine Property
M. T. Bailey, president the Bailey
Realty Co., and manager the Milton
Mercantile Agency, 3638 State street
has just been given charge of thou
sands of dollars worth of property
in Aldine Square by its owners. On
account of business in the city, Mr.
Bailey has cancelled several trips out
A Colored newspaper is expected
to fight the Tace's battles and it
should, but there are times when si
lence is golden, and when it doesn t
pay to put too much "pep" into a
sheet The fellow who is everlast
ingly grumbling: about the colored
editor now "bawlinjr out" the white
man, never puts a thing- into the
Negro newspaperman's hands to help,
even keep the paper alive. Cursing
out" the other fellow .will not get
The Victims of the Maddened Mob at
Tulsa, Okla., File Damage Suits for
More Than Four Million Dollars. Citi
zens Refuse to Surrender Property.
Funds Are Being Collected to Help Re
build Homes and Business Houses in
Devastated Distict. Owners Unwill
ing to Remove to New Black District
Designated by Zoning Committee Out
side the Corporate Limits. Site Unsani
tary and Undesirable.
Tulsa, Okla. Suits involving dam
age claim approximating $4,000,000
are soon to be filed against the city
by 1,500 residents who lost property
during the race not June 1, accord
ing to a statement made by Rev. C.
Dcarman. 1810 Cherokee street. Bap
tist preacher and medical research
Colored and white lawyers, both in
Tulsa and in cities as far distant as
Chicago have been employed by the
victims, according to Rev. Dcarman,
who stated that societies all over the
United States arc raising money to
fight the cases and have promised to
bear the entire burden of the legal
"We have been advised by the pres
idents of two Tulsa banks that our
claims arc just and that we can re
cover from the city," Rev. Dearman
said. "Thc 12,000,000 Negroes in the
United States arc back of us and we
have hired the best attorneys that
we could find. The claims of about
1,500 persons who lost homes and
personal property during the race riot
have been filed with lawyers and they
have the suits ready to file now. Wc
figure that the total loss to us is
"Wc arc not going to sell our prop
erty for an industrial section or for
any other purpose until settlement is
made with us for our losses. The
colored citizens arc all dissatisfied
with the way things are going. C. F.
Gabc, colored sanitary inspector, and
others, specially favored by the city
have been allowed to put up buildings
in the burned district. It looks like
partiality to us and what wc want is
for everybody to be treated alike.
We don't think the time is ripe now
Mrs. C B. Giddens, vice president
of the Allen Christian Endeavor
League of Quinn Chapel, entertained
the delegates to the Allen Christian
Endeavor Convention held at Quinn
Chapel during the past week.
Salt and Dampness.
Salt Is what Is caled "hygrosc
pic,- that Is, It eagerly absorbs mois
ture. In fact both air and salt art
absorbents of moisture and It Is a
contest between them as to which
gets It Results depend on atmos
pheric conditions. Ordinary atmos
phere always contains a proportion
of moisture, and warm air Is apt to
be more humid than cold, as It ab
sorbs and holds water vapor more
readily than cold air. Salt has such
affinity for moisture that under such
conditions It draws It from the air.
When the air becomes dry, the mois
ture Is given up by the salt, which In
turn becomes dry as It returns the
moisture to the air.
Softest Known Wood.
Trees belonging to the genus Jncarm
Ua, growing In tropical America, are
remarkable for their soft wood. After
part of the bark Is cut away a machete
can be shoved to the center of the
trunk with ease. The wood, when
fresh, can be cut into blocks with a
knife, as one would cut up parsnips
or turnips. As the wood dries. It
shrinks to a small fraction of Its
Another Theory of the Flood.
A new theory of the flood has been
discovered In South Africa. Hydrs
grapbers Investigating the waterways
of Uganda have found indications that
Lake Victoria and other central Af
rican lakes were at one time vast
Inland seas, which a little excess of
rainfall would cause to overflow into
the lands to the north. The discovery
of primitive stone Implements along
the old water levels prove these to
nave been within the "human" period.
Fundamental Business Principles.
From a purely coldblooded business
point of view, honesty Is the best pol
icy. To treat the other man as you
would have him treat you Is an equal
ly fundamental business principle.
This does not mean that you should
surrender your rights or neglect to
avail yourself of your opportunities.
It simply means that in the game of
business, the same rules of sportsman
ship should prevail as In a boxing bout.
In a match of golf, or In a football
game. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
" Certain species of birds which In
habit eastern Africa possess the largest
and strongest beaks known to omlthol
ogisU. One of these Is the open-bill
or shell Ibis. It Is a long-legged, stork
Uke bird, which has a beak like a nut
cracker. The parts of the bill cannot
be dosed In the middle. It eats frogs
and fishes, but Its favorite food Is
fresh water molluscs, the shells of
which It can crush with the powerful
for the union- station. Wc want a
settlement before wc are willing to
talk about selling our property.
This statement was made by Rev.
Dearman before the reconstruction
committee took drastic action Friday
afternoon ordering the fire marshal
and building inspector to prevent the
further building of temporary houses
in the restricted fire area except un
der the supervision of the Red Cross.
Maurice Willows, Red Cross secre
tary, stated that only tents with floors
in them would be constructed under
his supervision. Scores of frame
buildings have been erected in the
devastated area in the last few weeks
despite the fire zone regulations.
According to Rev. Dearman, there
were between 17.000 and 20.000 Ne
groes in Tulsa before the riot. He
said that 6.000 had left Tulsa and that
there still arc about 8.000 living in
servant quarters in the south side and
about 3,500 living in the old colored
City Turns Down Claims.
A proposal has been made by the
colored residents for presentation to
the reconstruction committee that the
business men of Tulsa form a cor
poration with $4,000,000 subscribed as
capital stock and pay off the claims.
Their plan is for this corporation to
then file a friendly suit against the
city to recover the money paid out
for the damage claims.
Mrs. Frank Seaman, city auditor,
said that property claims totalling
more than $4,000,000 already have
been filed. These claims have been
formally disallowed by the city com
mission, acting on instructions from
City Attorney Duncan.
Few Insects Harmful to Man.
Relatively speaking, very few specie
of insects are harmful In any way to
man and his works. -The Injurious
species amount to less than 1 per cent
of the whole. On the other hand, a
great many species are beneficial te
mankind. Pollination of crops like
clover would be Impossible without in
sect visitations, and tfce same Is true
of many garden floaers and important
Her Probable Intention.
Wright had been sent to the bank
with his weekly amount, and when ha
returned he did not have his book.
His mother asked him where It was.
After quite a little hesitation he con
fided to her In a whisper, "Well,
mother, the girl took it and kept It. I
think she wanted to weigh it"
Invaluable Coating for Tubes.
In the process of J. Marcusson, a
resinous coating is given tubes or hoi
low bodies of cement, concrete or mor
tar by action of formaldehyde oa
phenols or other like compounds. The
coating gradually becomes Insoluble oa
exposure to air, and Is thus given re
sistance to the action of mineral or
Saw Value of Fortifications.
Johnlska, a famous leader of the
Hussite party in Bohemia, gained the
title of "father of the modern art of
fortification." In 1420 he took up a
strong position near Prague on an emi
nence since known as Zlskaberg, and
held It with a few thousand -era
against an army of 30,000.
The Water Spider.
A spider that lives under water
builds a nest of silk among weeds In
ponds and ditches, and fills the nest
with air. In that strange house It
lives and lays its eggs. In autumn it
makes another nest, seals Itself In
side and sleeps until spring.
English Poetry and Prose.
If there is anything in literature as
wonderful as English poetry It Is Eng
lish prose. Like the twin pillars of a
mighty temple stand those two great
books, the Bible of 1611. the Shake
speare of 1623, and no other country
can show their equal. George Samp
son. Clouds Supply Needed Moisture.
During the nearly rainless summers
of South Africa the mountains in the
ueighborhood of Cape Town are clothed
In luxurious vegetation, supported by
a copious deposit' of rioisture from
la no Instance are the shells of tfca
eggs used by the Italian venders of Ice
cream sold In the London streets
broken. They are pierced at each end
and blown by the month, the perfect
shells being sold to the proprietors of
There is hardly a roadside pond or
pool which has not as much laad
scape In It as above It Raskin.
Mrs Bculah Whiteficld, 450
Champlain Ave., is one of the most
intelligent and progressive women be
longing to the colored race in Chi
cago and she understands her P's and
Q's all the time. She is willing to
do all she can to assist in the drive
for a greater Fort Dearborn Hospital
and Training School for Colored
Mme. M. Callaway Byron, 3300
Rhodes Ave., "has been confined to the
house for the past week from the
effects of a severe spell of sickness,
but her many friends will be glad to
learn that she is on the mend at the !
Miss Nellie Callaway, 3300 Rhodes
Ave. and her sister, Mrs. Hazel Cal
laway Jones and her little son of
Los Angeles, Cal., and Mr. and Mrs.
T. Callaway, returned to the city last
Saturday by the way of the automo
bile route from Idlewild, Mich.
Ri-hop and Mrs. A. J. Carey, 3428
Vernon Ave., and their daughter.
Miss Annabcllc Carey, sailed for
Paris, France where Mis Carey will
study French in the University of
Paris for the remainder of the sum
mer. Bishop Carey will attend the
International Bishops Council or
Conference in London, England.
Spread of Bathing In Europe.
Bathing came to Europe as one of
the good results of the Crusades. Tb
Knights of the Cross found baths in
general use among the Sarccens, and
seeing what good things they were,
on returning from those wars took the
Initiative for their Introduction. In
this they were highly successful first
In England and from that to other
countries. So popular did the bath be
come that It became customary to have
one before ceremonies such as mar
riage or knighthood, and the people
have been ever since learning the value
of keeping their skins clean.
Had No Rights at All.
Paul and Anthony own a wagon la
partnership. Sometimes Paul exerts
a little more authority than Is pleas
ing to Anthony. On one of these oc
casions Anthony sought his mother
and, after yelling his troubles, added:
"Mother, Paul treats me like the ugly
sisters treated Cinderella."
Force of Gravity.
Force of gravity varies according to
height above sea level and distance
from the equator. As the force of
gravity Is 82J612 feet a second la
New York, 32.1523 feet a second la
San Francisco and 32184 In Key
West, an object would weigh most la
New York and least In Florida.
Phone Drexel 7345 J
10 a. m. to 12
2 p. m. to 4
6 p. m. to 8
Dr. Ja. M. Hall
Office and Residence
4545 So. Wabash Are., Chicago
BesUeace, U52 MrwTfilw Pkee
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MILES J. DEVINE
AYMMUtmi AT LAW
SUITS Sift-Mi XKAJrm BUL
Ckrk sJ Wisshitoi Itc-to
PIusm rmiiil ft
Phones: Ofica Main 4153; Residence,
4751 Chaxnplaim Aveaae
Phone Kenwood 911
Walter M. Farmer
ATTORNEY AMD COUN
SELOR AT LAW
Suite 708 184 W. Wasfeingtoa St.
Boulevard 15S0 t Phones t Boulevard 1SS9
CIGARS CIGARETTES TOBACCOS
The Ogden Pharmacy
3700 South State Street
Prescriptions Filled With Care
and Delivered! Up-to-Date
JAMES LURIE, Manaxer
B.S. JONES, RJTl. J.M.STARKS.RJli.
Under State Supervision
Offers Equal Service to AH
3 INTEREST ON SAVINGS
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS
State Street and 36th Place
SIR KNIGHT LOUIS F. FINNIE
C. G. M., and One of the Best Known Secret Society Men
in the State of Illinois
DARN MATTING WITH RAFFIA
Material Affords Much Better Appear
ance Than Patch Applied
Sometimes when moving a piece of
furniture, especially If It Is heavy, the
matting will receive an ugly tear. To
mend this, simply darn the matting
with raffla In colors to correspond.
This can be very neatly done and It
Is much better than to patch It or to
mend It with thread. Sometimes it will
be found necessary to run heavy cord
across the patch through which to pass
the raffia. With a large darning needle
the cord can be sewed in place and
fastened securely. On the edge of the
matting worn and frayed places are
often found and these also can be
neatly mended with raffia.
Low Flat Heels.
The comfort of the low heel In walk
Ing has created a decided vogue for
oxfords with beels. not of the French
type, but broad and fiat The dressier
pumps, although showing three-strap
effects and cut-out designs, will be of
a similar design. Patent leather Is
considered very smart at present.
French dots, Russian mesh and Shet
land effects In veils are most popular,
and there Is a noticeable trend for
veiling by the yard rather thpn the
. Lines to Be Remembered.
The flowering of civilization is the
finished man, the man of sense, of
grace, of accomplishment, of social
power the gentleman. Ralph Waldo
WASHINGTON, D. C
Focadtd by GENERAL O. O-U0WARD ' f
J. STANLEY DURKEE. A. M- Ph.D D. D- President
EMMETT J. SCOTT. A. L, LL. D Secretarr-Treasurer
COLLEGIATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
Junior College, covering th Fnsnraan tnd Sophomore 7011s ind leading to
the Senior Schools.
Senior Schools, consisting of tKe ScKooIs of Literal Arts, Education. Journal
ism, and Commerce and Finance, granting respectively tKe degrees,
A- B. or B. S., A. B. or B. S. in Education; B. S. in Journalism;
B. S. in Commerce and Finance.
School of Applied Science, four year course, granting die degree, B. S.
in Civd Engineering. B. S. in Electrical Engineering. B. S. in
Mecrtanical Engineering. B. S. in Architecture, B. S. in Agriculture,
and B. S. in Household Economics.
Evening Classes. The vork of the Junior College and the Senior Schools
may be taxen in evening daises with full credit.
School of Music, four Tear course, granting the degree of Mus. B.
School of Religion, three yesr course, granting the degrees ofB. D. and
. Th. B. Courses are offered also by correspondence.
School Of Law, three year course, granting the degree of LL B.
School of Medidne, including Medical, Dental. Pharmaceutical Colleges.
Four year courses for Medical and Dental students; three year course
for Pharmaceutical students.
Following degrees granted: M. D., D. D.S., Phar. C.
Jliiulj bjj istsr fsr allirJili wort al tat titiiiUj of wj qurttr.
REGISTRATION I Tbw Qwtcr
( Sfriaf Quarter .
FOB CATALOG AXD ISFORXATIOX WRITE
F. D. WILKINSON. Registrar
Plug Up the Leak
.If your pocket has "a hole In it"
through which your hard-earned
money is leaking', come into our
bank and open a Savings Account
with your (pare cash You'll soon
have the profitable habit of thrift
and it's SAFE.
ILLINQIS TRUST &
La Sail mmd Jadisoa
s S J
What Every Woman Knows.
When a woman asks her husband, for
"a liltl money." the word that seems
to Impress him most is "little." Bos
Electricity and Chines Demons.
Wonl has come from Shanghai thnt
employes of the China Electric com
pany recently called In a native priest
to drive away the demon In an ele
tric buzz saw which had cut off two
of the operator's fingers. After tbe
ceremony the workmen returned to
their tasks contentedly. The manager
of the plant felt that, despite the su
perstition displayed, these Chinos
workmen were accepting electricity in
their own way. North American.
Anything to Please.
Adv. Wanted Girl for general
housework, any old kind; family of
three adults. Nice, large, airy room;
no washing nor much of anything else
to do. Last girl quit because we in
vited some relatives to help us cele
brate Patriots' day. Next Patriots'
day. if the girl demands it, we will
disown our relatives and renounce our
country. Boston Transcript.
Queer Human Ways.
A man is presented to a girl and
then If all goes well tbe girl Is given
away to the man.
Wise Provision of Nature.
Jud Tunklns says a man who never
makes a mistake has to die fearfully
young to avoid spoiling his record.
Modern Problems No. 8.
What happens when an irreslstibl
blonde meets an Immovable bachelor?
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