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THE -KUAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3.
THE BROAD AX
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
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VOL. XXVI No.
SEPTEMBER 3, 1921
Entrred as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19 1902. at the Post Office at Chicago.
Ill Under Act of March 8. 1879.
A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO
1 HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS
A POLITICAL PATIENT.
Hospital Physician "Which ward
do you wish to be taken to? A pay
ward or a "
Maloney "Iny of them, doc, thots
A passing stranger was attracted
by frightful screams coming from a
little house not far from the Toad.
Hurriedly tying his horse he ran to
the house and found out that a little
boy had swallowed a quarter, and his
mother, not knowing what to do, had
become frantic The stranger caught
the little fellow by his heels and,
holding him up, gave him a few
shakes, whereupon the quarter soon
dropped to the floor.
"Well, mister," said the grateful
mother, "you certny knowed how to
get it out. Air you a doctor?"
"No madam," replied the stranger;
"I'm a collector of internal revenue"
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HON. JAMES W. BREEN
First Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago; Strong Supporter
f Mnvnr William Hale ThomDSon. Who Feels Hiehly Hon
ored in Being Permitted to Serve as One of the Members of the
Campaign Committee to Raise One Hundred Ihousand uoi
lars for the Fort Dearborn Hospital.
A SONG TITLE.
"The beach combing hound is run
ning loose would dc a very appro
priate title for a song, and we have
doubt it would make a hit and
prove to be a screaming success.
THEY OUGHT TO HELP SOME.
Two hundred thousand Negroes in
the vicinity of Chicago ought to get
together and put over a few colossal
works. We have the millions of dol
lars and the brain and brawn, all that
is lacking is the initiative
FIGURES ARE TRUTHFUL.
We might use occasionally some
figures to prove lots of things but it
is a very strange thing about us we
get tired of dry dull figures so very
easy. We have not much spirit in
that direction even to counting
money m ten cent pieces.
YOU TELL 'EM.
Little feet of women are camou
flages, while within their shoes rages
a misery that would make a dumb
animaj afraid of shoe leather. Gee!
they must be tough souls (of the
shoe) to be so dainty. But as wom
an is made to suffer in silence she
takes her medicine like a man. When
she talks about anything of large
consequence she has thrown silence
to the winds, and nobly sustains her
principles like a woman of the spe
ATTORNEY PATRICK H. O'DONNELL
DELIVERED A MASTERFUL ORA
TION S U N D A Y AFTERNOON AT
BETHEL CHURCH. HE TALKED ON
THE ECONOMCFREEDOMOF THE
COLORED RACE. HIS TALK LEFT
A LASTING IMPRESSION ON THE
MINDS OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED
DEFINITION OF SEVERAL
Sunday afternoon a meeting was
held at Bethel Church, 30th and Dear
born streets, which was largely at
tended in the interest of the Douglass
National Bank, which will soon qual
ify under the national banking laws,
and throw its doors open for busi
ness at the corner of 32nd and State
Dr. Edward S. Miller, one of the
directors of the Douglass National
Bank, was the first speaker of the af
ternoon and he made it perfectly
plain during his talk that a National
hank, conducted by Colored people,
along safe or conservative lines,
would fill a longfelt want. It would
be a kind of a haven of rest, where
the Colored people could borrow all
the money they could use, in their
various lines of business or industry,
providing however that their securi
ties or collateral was O. K.
In winding up his highly interest
ing talk, Dr. Miller introduced Mr.
P. W. Chavcrs, President of the
Douglass National Bank, who has
been for the past four or five years,
successfully engaged in the manufac
turing business and Mr. Chavcrs
looks like a banker and talks like a
banker and he has every branch of
the banking business right down at
his fingers ends and after informing
his hearers in the most intelligent
manner, pertaining to the ultimate
aims and objects of the Douglass Na
tional Bank, that its capital stock was
$200,000, surplus $60,000, total $260,-
000: that each share of stock is worth
$130: that purchasers would have
eisht months time to fully pay for it.
In well chosen and eloquent worus,
he introduced Hon. ratricK n
O'Donnell, who was loudly applaud
ed, when he arose to speak. Rev. b
L. Birt the popular pastor ot Hctnei
church, joined in giving Mr. O'Don
nell, a rousing send-off.
Mr. O'Donnell, among other
things, declared in a burst of elo
quence that the immortal Abraham
Lincoln had stricken the chains of
physical slavery from the limbs of
more than four million slaves, some
fifty odd years ago; that it is now
up to the Colored people to free
themselves from economic or indus
trial slavery, that the Colored peo
ple, like the Irish-Americans, must
learn to patronize or support their
own banking institutions and other
business enterprises, as long as they
arc honestly and properly conducted.
It was evident throughout the
meeting, that Mr. O'Donnell stands
very high in the estimation of the
colored people in this city, that they
have unbounded faith in his honesty
and integrity and that he can always
be relied upon, to thunder forth
against the many outrageous wrongs,
which are constantly being heaped
upon the Colored people in this coun
try. At the conclusion of his wonderful
oration more than one hundred
shares of stock of the Douglass Na
tional Bank was subscribed for.
When a fellow says he .made a fly
ing trip don't you think it would be
in order to ask him the make of his
Let no man pray that he know not
Let no soul ask to be free from pain,
For the gall today is the sweet of
And the moment's loss is the life
Through want of a thing does its
Through hunger's pangs does the
And only the heart that has harbored
Can fully rejoice when joy is sent
Let no man shrink from the bittei
Of grief, and yearning, and need, and
the rarest chords in the soul's
found in the minor strains of
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
THE PADDOCK AND THE
The horse is coming back. The
track is getting popular, and the
jockey will loom up as a celebrity
once more. The sport is great The
automobile has a thrill, but nothing
like that supplied by the elasticity
and fleetness of horseflesh.
What is a vamp? Well, a vamp is
one of those little creatures that
have been known to make a preacher
even, lay his bible down. They are
not the hundredth part to dread as
the masculine fool who has a little
money without sense enough to keep
it Every woman has to look pretty.
It is her great dut'- to the human
race, but looking pretty does not
mean that she is- a marketable com
modity. Men arc foolish to show
alertness at the appearance ot a
splendid well dressed woman. If
men were decent and self respecting
and held a high regard for purity of
women there would be little encour
agement to smart female tricksters
exercising a shrewdness and sagacity
far above the intellect of the ugly
lascivious jackasses with their bag of
gold and illuminating promises which
they hold out to the kind of women
who flourish on the foolishness of
besotted reprobates. If we don't
want the vamp an empty purse is the
best possible method to discourage
her. But how shall we get rid of
the infamous meat hound who would
all but pollute his own kin'
A man is a cruel creature
And, more he has always been;
He is always ready to beat you,
His heart is corroded with sin.
He tries to be cute in his manner
He would have you believe him a
And after you've perched on his
You'll find out his methods arc
quaint. .. ,
There never has lived such a devil
He knows every trick of the scamp
His promises arc not. on the level,
He deserves what he gets from the
THE REMARKABLE PROGRESS
OF THE COLORED RACE.
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HON. MARTIN B. MADDEN
Member of Congress from the First Congressional District of Illinois
Who Will Work Hard to Assist to Raise One Hundred
Thousand Dollars for the Fort Dearborn Hospital.
HE LAUGHS AT US.
A PESSIMISTIC FATHER.
"Just remember, my boy, that the
higher you set your goal the finer
your achievement will be when you
"Yes. I know that dad, but isn't
there a slight chance that I may set
it so high I'll never get quite to it?"
"Oh, thunder, don't worry about
that You'll never reach it, no mat
ter where you set it"
NO ORDINARY AFFAIR.
"Yes, when Josiah and me got
married we had an awful fine wed
din." "I suppose it was a church affair?"
"Indeed it was.; I'll never forget it
'till my dyin day. I guess every
body for miles and miles around was
there. We had music oc the organ,
and bribes maids, and a best man and
all them kind of things, you know,
-4and when the paper wrote it up the
. i-next morning it said right in the head
unes.tbat we plighted onr throth?
The American boy is one of those
difficult enigmas. Sometimes we
think we have solved him, but
shucks, there is just as much possi
bility of knowing the ways of a boy
as there is in dealing with the intri
cate phenomena of a tricky mule's
hind legs. Wisdom startles him al
right, but he is laughing at you all
of the time.
HON. HARRY OLSON
Chief Justice of the Municipal Coart of Chicago, Who Will Serve
on the Campaign Committee sad Assist to Rake One Hundred
Thousand Dollars for the Fort Dearborn Hospital and Train
The age is wrestling with the un
known. Every improvement over the
old forms speaks in thunder tones
the steady tread of the ubiquitous
searcher after new things to astonish
EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE
Preparations to give a cordial re
ception to the delegates of the Equal
Rights League are progressing fav
orably under the auspices of Local
Branch Xo. 1, of which N. S. Taylor
is President. He is receiving very
helpful support from a number of
citizens co-operating with him in that
Branch of the League.
A citizen's committee of one hun
dred has been formed with J. Gray
Lucas, as its president and a number
of meetings indicate that wide-spread
"interest will be manifested in the
coming session of the National Body
when it convenes here next month.
A second branch of the League
work is also interesting and a number
of citizens among the professional
men, the chairman being F. L. Bar
nctt. Secretary B. C. Duster. Litera
ture is being prepared for the infor
mation of citizens who are cordial
ly invited by -the National President
M. A. N. Shaw, to co-operate with
the movement Especial interest will
be manifested by the Convention - in
the growth of the new Ku Klux
Klan order above the Mason & Dixon
line and will interest colored people
In all sections of the country.
By Sidney Meyer, of Southern Ex
Comparatively speaking and as a
historical event, only a short period
of time has elapsed since the Amer
ican colored race was freed from the
I bondage of slavery, and, with this in
mind, one cannot but marvel at the
sure, steady, and remarkable progress
made by these people, in the face of
existing handicaps, encountered thru
much racial prejudice and animosi
ties. It must be borne in mind, that gen
erally speaking it is only here and
there, and then under quite a limita
tion, that the colored people are per
mitted to come into actual working
contact, not to say competition, with
their white brethren, in any of the
various avenues of occupation except
common labor channels, and there,
where the field has been the greatest,
competition for the colored man
reaches the maximum through the
entrance into the United States of
a vast number of illiterate foreigners,
equipped only for menial or so-called
Many people (white) in their preju
dice against the colored race, over
look the important fact, that of all
those of foreign extraction in the
United States, the colored people
alone can say that they did not mi
grate here of their free will, but were
forcibly smuggled over and inducted
into slavery. A terrible war was
fought to right this great wrong of
an earlier period, thru outcome ot
which issues, all the rights and privi
leges enjoyed by the whites und.er
the Constitution, were brought into
existence for the dark race. The
man who fosters race hatred of any
sort, or religious intolerance, auto
matically commits an unfriendly act
to his country. ts flag, and to his
It was just as divinely intended
that the colored people should inhabit
the earth, primarily speaking, and
tbe United States, secondarily speak
ing, as the white race, in the same
degree that it was pre-ordained for
Columbus to discover America, and
a haven found for the then persecuted
people of Europe. And, here again,
the writer wishes to reiterate his
opinion, that the people of no one
race, color, or religion, can claim in
any degree entirely, the credit for up
building and molding the U. S. from
a vast wilderness into the greatest
country now extant, for the people of
the proper caliber of all foreign ex
tractions, in a unified manner, as
sisted in this great work and the col
ored man has done his share in times
of peace, and in the stress of war.
We, of the white race, must not
lose sight of the fact that the colored
person is capable of enjoying as
keenly, the same pleasures, and falls
heir to the same ills and pains as any
other human being, and on behalf of
myself I can truly say, that it is, and
always has been, impossible to find
in my heart, or to entertain, the
slightest degree of prejudice or mal
ice towards the colored people as a
race (an individual might by personal
actions arouse my ire temporarily
The country i greatly indebted to
the colored man for hi- immense con
tribution in labor, which developed
that vat area south of the Mason and
Dixon line. This wonderful agricul
tural advancement of the country,
came directly from the sweat of the
brow of the colored slave, before the
war, and ill-paid colored labor after
the war. The slave received no re
muneration, at the time, but later was
offered the greatest of all gifts
"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of
Happiness, and those who followed
him of his race, should be permitted
to enjoy this blessing to the utmost.
Xo American, who is a good Ameri
can, should in any manner deprive
him of thce rights.
RIGHTS LEGISLATION LABOR
National Use of National Holiday
Urged by League Sunday Pre
vious for National Prayers.
Boston, Mass. Xational Head
quarters of the Equal Rights League
has issued the following appeal to
the Colored American Citizens:
To the Colored Citizens of the
As a prelude to the 14th Annual
Meeting of the National Equal
Rights League, the only racial na
tional league for rights at home, to
be held Sept. 10-1-1, in Baptist Pil
grim Tabernacle, Chicago, the
League appeals to the Colored
Americans of every community to set
aside Labor Day, the Xational Labor
Rights Day of Organized Labor, as a
Federal Rights Legislation Day,
holding mass meetings to demand
that Congress pass the present bills
in Congress against lynching, dis
franchisement and Jim-Crow cars.
Also let every church make the
preceding day a solemn Federal
Legislation Sunday with a fervent
prayer service for the enactment of
federal legislation for our rights.
At those Sept 5th meetings, held
bv improvised Equal hi'h
mittecs or Leagues, la tK -
elected delegates to '- W -4
Convention at Chicago uht-n
itself will plan a famjaie" t ,
the race reaching all oc ti .j
to put the utmost procure n- t -gress
to pass the Dyer. Tinkfu-' -J
Madden Bills. Let the church-. !frt
the pastor and one laman . r
gates on Sept. 4 and a gnat i-rt-bly
meet in Chicago, Sept 10
M. A. X. Shaw. D D. I'r.
Wm. Monroe Trotter. p(
GRAND MASTER GETS AUTO
Xational Grand Master, Ui'.v H
Fields of St. Louis, Mo. A I k &.
D. of A., was presented wth dn i,
tomobile by the Chicago Dkttc
which Mrs. Eliza E. Jackson z:
grand queen, at the 14th annual r.
sion held in this city Auk Ik'
Among others remembered n M T
Bailey, chairman of The Locates
Committee, who was presented iti
a gold ring with the emblem - ti
organization engraved upon U '
Xational Grand Master
After attending the grun-i
session of Knights and Daue1-
Tabor held at Quinn Chapt 1 t-
week, Miss Rhoda M Johr
Kansas City, Mo., left tin iir
18 members of the Pala-tint 'i
age 14 to 18 years, for Qumc
Saturday. During her ta i
city, Miss Johnson uas the gat
Mr. and Mrs. A. H Yourk
TO BUILD AT IDLEWILD
Mrs. Ella L. Holme 311 VW
Avc., has gone to IdW'M v"
to complete all arrang "it" '
building of several cona,
which she purchased r "
Holmes is widch knov.r tr.
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One of the Very Best Friends of the Colored Race : , i Earth , Wb H
hvered a Great Urauon at uetnei nr