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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1021.
1 A BUNCH 'OF TYPE OR TWO
i HUNDRED, MORE OR
1V03IAVS GOT THE SPOT LIGHT,
DR. M. J. BROWN
The Prime Mover in the Great Undertaking to Enlarge the Fort
Dearborn Hospital and Training School for Colored Nurses
Until It Becomes One of the Very Best Institutions of Its Kind
in the United States.
Lll OF INJUSTICE 3IAKES
ALL SQUIRM ALIKE.
By "Walter 31. Fanner.
There appeared in the issue of the
Chicago Daily Tribune of September
9th. a news article setting forth that
a prominent Jewish lawyer of the
City of Chicago has called the State's
Attorney's attention to the "Dearborn
Independent," a periodical, issued sup
posedly by Henry Ford, the great
automobile manufacturer. This coni-
could so easily turn oppressor and
seek to injure a class of people who.
have never done them harm or had
in any way shown that they were un
friendly to them or inimicable to their
best interests. The Jews once wore
the galling yoke of slavery, as did their
Colored brothers. They are now mis
treated and oppressed as is his Col
Nothing is here meant as a reflection
or to indicate in any way any unkind
feeling toward the people who are
now complaining of the "Dearborn
Independent publication, our sym-
plaint simply emphasized the fact thatjpathy has alwavs been with them, but
injustice and lawlessness frequently
react upon those who are guilty
A few months ago. The Broad Ax
called attention to the libelous and un
American utterances of a certain pub
lication known as the "Property
Owner's Journal," which journal was
devoted entirely to false and deroga
tory statements and charges against
the Colored People who owned or oc
cupied property in what is known as
the Grand Boulevard, Kenwood and
Hyde Park Districts. An open letter
was published in the columns of The
Broad Ax to Martin Isaacs, Master in
Chancery of the Superior Court whose
name appeared as a member of the
General Committee of the organiza
tion that is publishing this paper. I'
was pointed out in this letter that such
statements as appeared in that paper
were not only false and unfair but
tended to arouse race hatred and bit
terness that might eventually lead to
Nothing in the article that appeared
in the "Dearborn Independent" come3
anywhere near being as bitter in de
nunciation and as false in fact as the
article in the "Property Owner's
Journal" in which tla Colored people
are attacked, and yelin the 'Property
Owner's Journal" amears the names
of such men as Harnr Ascher, David
Rosenheim, Martin ikacs and others.
It is a matter of serius Inquiry how
a people who themllves were and
are now oppresses ina mistreated
our amazement has been challenged
when these people turn oppressor.
When they seem to have nullified the
proverb that, "Common miseries beget
common sympathies." It is sincerely
hoped that the action of this prominent
attorney of the Jewish race will open
the eyes of other members of this race
to the Injustice that they are practic
ing toward the Colored people of the
City of Chicago.
A great misfortune about the Col
ored People in the City of Chicago
is that no positive step has ever been
taken toward bringing to justice the
persons who have been guilty of such
violations of the law as this paper con
tained and the organization fostered.
The Broad Ax called attention also
to the statutes of the State of Illinois,
that this organization was violating
and called attention to the Federal
law and constitution,, the spirit of
which this organization was violating,
and yet no steps have been taken by
any member of the Colored people to
lay this matter before the State's
Attorney, with the view of having
these persons punished.
When will this slumbering giant
Madam Leo Hardin, of New York
City, formerly of this city, has arrived
in it for a long visit; she is stopping
with some of her relatives and friends
at 3553 Grand boulevard.
They've been writing about the wom
en of the present.
They have said so many things about
They descant upon her weaknesses
They would like to see them dressing
more or less.
And the less she wears the more she
seems an angel,
The more she wears the less she
makes a hit;
She could wear them to her knees if
she wished to.
And she will, and we'll all be proud
The way the men are dressing does'nt
And no one cares a ran for how he
He can cut his pants so short above
But no one takes an interest in his
But the ladies and the frills that they
Ami an tne tancy garb that arc so
They couldn't be attactive as they
Without clinging to the female run
They used to hide their feet with such
They were hideous things, a cheat, w
But now they've got more sense and
we adore them.
They won't be wearing any soon, I
For what's the use of covering up
tvery charm, yes every little bit of
They may do just as they please be
cause It's summer.
When winter comes they dress up to
They are wearing lighter weights, and
You could put the things they wear in
And it makes us mighty happy just to
Have the nerve, and dress so near to
We didn't use to see so much of them.
Had to guess, and then he had no way
But now since styles have changed it
is quite easy
To look at what the women have to
And say! there isn't any end to the
They are wearing them so short this
So far below the chin and so far above
But there isn't anything at all to fear.
Women, bless them, once had tootsle
But now they do not have them any
They have legs, feet and ankles like
the men have.
But the things the women show we all
The mills of the political gods are
grinding slowly. Up to date President
Harding has emphasized the title of
the song Earnest Hogan use to sing.
But what does It matter? Who wants
to be called George? Humanity would
have to stretch its bounds to compen
sate the Negro race for always doing
the graceful thing. It Is highly prob
able that the president will find a
deal of satisfaction In nleasinc the
Southern gentlemen who grow elo
quent on birth, tradition, and the rest
of It. We have men fit to hold anv
position in his gift, but it does appear
that our hopes are to be blasted; that
is if we are looking for any thing extraordinary.
THEY LIKE THE LITTLE BRUTES
XOTHIXG DOING FROM WARREX.
XIXTII AM) TENTH CAYALRY NOT
TO BE DE3I0BILIZEI).
POLITICIANS JAXE TAFT IXDIGES-
You may talk about your eatin,' you
talk about your wine.
You come back from the meetin'
happy honey that's no sign.
It Is then we think of goodness In the
land of Bethleham.
Via a possum blessed treasure, and
the sweet potato yam.
THE PERSPIRATION HOUND.
There are several kinds of sweaters
There are sweaters that make you
warmer. There are sweaters that
make you cool. There are sweaters
that fit you like sausage skin. There
are sweaters children wear to school.
There are sweaters that have a touch
of fashion, there are those that make
you look the part, but the ones that
look just like a bathing suit is the
sweaters that warms my heart.
Then there are sweaters that won't
rhyme, you know the moisture exudes
through the epidermis, and keeps you
using a handkerchief, one after
another until your wife wonders, or
somebody does where did you get so
much to drink. Once in a great while
you come upon a sweater that don't
have to tell you a thing, the atmos
phere is pre-empted it seems by an
odor that makes you feel that the
oysters were left out of the refrigera
tor too long. Of course you have al
ways been blessed by that instinct to
smell gumbo, garlic, and asafoetidi
right off of the reel, but here Is where
your olfactory imposes a very un
pleasant penalty, and somebodies feet
get a cursing they never got before.
Then there is the sweater of the ab
sent bath, the sweater of the neck and
arms, often you feel the anaesthetic
charging the nervous system with a
terror that is sickening and you al
most give up to morpheus. Don't you
do it. Go forth under the open sky
LIFE A JOY.
David slew Goliar because he was
such a liar. Brutus slew Ceasar be
cause he was a czar. Booth shot Lin
coln because he was a great Link in
the chain of world affairs. Garfield
and McKinley were shot because they
were welding more securely the great
chain of states united by such a strong
Why do they say that Mary had a
Why don't they say she had a little
You know It's quite the custom to love
the little brutes;
Some girls we've known have affection
for a hog. ""
But girls, you know, in love's domain
have peculiar ways.
They'll hug and kiss a dog, or hog,
and refuse to kiss a man;
Why will they run and scream when
e'ere they see a mouse?
They never run when a man essays to
rush the can.
"The Billy Goat."
The Honorable and Straight
Court of Cook County,
Popular Clerk of the Probate
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to u to "trasn tor a Larger rort
A LONG, LONG WAY FROM H02IE.
The ladies of Paris are wearing fluted
cuffs around their dainty an$les. They
don't wear fluted collars around their
necks any more. Gravitation and its
laws are true. But the men are no
better. When it's raining in London
we turn up our pants in America.
HE LOST THE ROLL.
Tell my girl of last week not to weep
for me, nor sob with drooping
When the fellows stand on btate
street painting this old town
There may be one among them that
will suit her fancy, that
Pre fooled away the money, and can't
get her that new hat.
"Oh, Promise Me."
I WAS HUNGRY AS A WOLF.
Once upon a midnight dreary I awoke
and I was hungry,
Had an appetite that a man would
have that works the whole day
Suddenly there came a tapping, I'd
been napping, and the rapping.
Woke me, and my stomach too.
Do you have to guess, or shall I tell
you what I did so late?
Would you believe it if I told you what
I was empty as a barrel since the dry
law went into effect.
And as dry the Sahara desert.
Tho National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People. 70
Fifth avenue. New York, has made
public the text of a letter written by
the Adjutant General on September 2.
stating that no order had been given
to demobilize the Ninth and Tenth
Cavalry as had been reported.
This was occasioned by an article
in the Washington Evening Star of
August 19 carrying the following
"Sweeping changes In reorganiza
tion of all cavalry units of the Army,
placing the Second Cavalry Division,
comprising the 3rd and 4th brigades
and the 3rd and 4th Machine Gun
squadrons, on the inactive list and tie
mobilizing units of the Sth. 9th, 10th,
11th. 12th. 13th and 15th Cavalry regi
ments, were ordered today by the
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People imme
diately communicated with Senators
Capper and Wadsworth and Congress
man Hamilton Fish. Jr., asking if this
statement was correct and whether
they could advise any action to be
taken by the Association to insure
the preservation of the 9th and 10th
As a result the following letter ad
dressed to Senator Wadsworth by the
Adjutant General was forwarded to
the offices of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
"No orders have been issued to de
mobilize the 9th and 10th Cavalry.
The writer probably misunderstood
an order to demobilize several troops
of these two colored regiments and of
all white regiments. As a result of
the reorganization and reduction of
the Army, all regiments, white and
colored, have been reduced from
fifteen troop regiments to 'eight troop
regiments. In addition, three white
Cavalry regiments are being placed
on the 'Inactive List.'
"The 9th and 10th Cavalry will re
main 'Active and be organized exact
ly like all white cavalry regiments,
and an additional colored machine
gun troop will be maintained In the
THE OLD SETTLERS' CLUB OF CHI-
CAGO HELD ITS SEYEXTEEXTH
ANNIVERSARY AND REUNION AT
THE UNITY CLUB.
Monday evening, the Chicago Old
Settlers' Club, held its Seventeenth
Anniversary, at the Unity Club, 3140
Indiana avenue; the affair was well
attended by many of the oldest Col
ored citizens of Chicago.
Mr. Charles E. Morrison, special
messenger for Mayor William Hale
Thompson, assisted to officiate in con
nection with, after the following pro
gram had been rendered dancing was
the order of the evening.
The program was as follows:
Violin Solo. Robert Dunmore, Jr.;
Solo Dance, Rose Marion O'Neil;
Humoresque, Charley Jackson; Vocal
Solo. Miss Marion Harrison.
Dr. M. R. Bibb, 3650 S. Michigan
avenue, so far has been glad to greet
his old and new patients at his present
number and Dr. Bibb states, that each
week he reads The Broad Ax from
beginning to end; that it always con
tains some highly interesting reading.
Phone Drexel 7345 J OfHce Hourt
10 a. m. to 12
Sundays By 2 p. tn. to 4
Appointment 6 p. m. to 8
Dr. Jas. M. Hall
Office and Residence
4545 So. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Nothing is too good for the ladies.
What they need they ought to have,
but who Is going to give to them while
the pursestring shuts in nothing but
a remembrance of what it use to con
tain? The shops and windows look
very beautiful, but all us men can do
is to make nice promises, and say
what we would do if we could. We
are sorry we haven't got the where
with, they could have it if we had It
but wait till the better days come and
then they'll see that nobler men never
stepped in shoe leather.
Speaking of. heat reminds us of
potatoes, heat is one of those essen
tials that lowers the cost of vegetables
though it reminds us orMajonee De
Mrs. Charlotte Roberts-Johnson of
Lansing, Mich, Is in the city visiting
friends as well as attending the ses
sion of the National Baptist Conven
tion. Daring her stay, Mrs. Johnson
is the guest of Mrs. Bnrdett, 836 N.
IbsUeace, 1262 Mscafiater Pltee
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MILES J. DEVINE
ATTMBOBT AT LAW
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MR. ALEXANDER FLOWER
President of the Roosevelt State Bank, 35th Street and Grand
Boulevard, and Campaign Treasurer of Fort Dearborn Hos
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS OF
THE THIRD WARD REPUBLICAN
The following are the newly elected
officers of the Third Ward Republican
President. William A. Bither; 1st
Vice President, Robert R. Jackson;
Vice Presidents. Alva L. Bates. D. K.
Cochrane, Ben Johnson. Louie Jones;
Secretary. Henry Ayres; 'Assistant
Secretary, Carroll Nelson; Treasurer,
Lloyd Taylor; Sergeant at Arms, A.
C. F. Sims; Assistant Sergeant at
Arms, Samuel B. Porter.
Executive Committee to be com
posed of the captains of the precincts
of the ward.
QUINX CHAPEL NOTES.
Dr. H. E. Stewart, the Pastor, will
deliver a sermon on the Dramatic Sub
ject THE MIDNIGHT CRY. He is
preaching a series of sermons on
Prophecy and modern events. Will
the church of today be equal to
the task. Rev. A. L. Murray will
preach at S P. M. The Endeavor
Choir will furnish the music for the
SEASON' SOON TO CLOSE.
Mr. John B. Hart, 4S41 Federal
street, left Monday morning for
Springfield, Illinois, where he at
tended the sessions' of the H. of J.
for the State of Illinois.
M. T. Bailey, president. The Bailey
Realty Co., 3G3S S. State St., is spend
ing much time during the next sixty
days in Morgan Park trying to help
j members of the Race to select some
I of the choice lots and others to com
plete arrangements for building, at the
I expiration of which time the season
'will close for lot selling until next
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Phone Kenwood 5611
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