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THB BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8. 1921.
; THE BROAD AX
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.'THE BROAD AX
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'JULIUS F. TAYLOR
" Editor and Publisher
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Phone Orexel 1416
VoL XXXVU. NoT3
OCTOBER 8, 1921
antered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
y. 1902. at the Post Office at Chicago,
.ll Under Act of March S. 1879.
A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO 1
HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS 1
My blood is red, my blood is sweet,
That is why my life's complete.
My heart is good, my nerves are fine.
That is why I'm so divine.
With muscles strong, if work is long,
I sweat the whole day with a song.
So when I quit the day's turmoil.
I find that I am fir, from toil.
My skin is black, my heart is pure,
All the better I endure
The summer's heat, the winter's cold;
Strength makes health and that is
Prejudice has made me work.
And if to have, I must not shirk;
And so I play the game so time.
Without a flame to make a name.
I'm never sad, 'most always glad.
Don't fret for what I haven't had.
Madness makes me feci peeved, de
ceived. And grieved, and never relieved.
, So what's the use- to make excuse
And spend a life in cruel abuse?
Sometimes a fate can cause a hate
That never ends until too late.
And then it turns, bruises and burns.
And costs more than a fellow earns.
It's best, my boy, to have some joy.
And all the idle hours employ
In making hay every day,
It makes life pay and opens the way
To greater things and brings
You up among the kings, and rings
Through ages a song of cheer.
Makes you have no earthly fear.
My blood is sweet, my blood is red,
I have knowledge in my head.
I have blood that's sweet and strong.
Fills my life up with a song
Helps me pass the whole day through
Living circumspect and true.
With a heart filled up With good,
Helping all the ways I should;
So when all my toil on earth is o'er,
I need do nothing more.
M. A. MAJORS.
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MIGHTY HARD JOB; SOME
FOLKS ARE AWFUL
Getting a large portion of our race
to think seriously about the condi
tions that appertain to them, and
which must be overcome by us for the
benefit of the rest of us is quite a
job. A job which it may appear is
not all profitable, and yet there is not
enough money coined that could pay
for such a valuable jervicc. But we
must not lose heart, some of the men
and women we know will ere long
quit making foolsof themselves be
fore cheap white folk.
CHIEF RANGER ROBERT B.
GLOVER OF FORESTERS RE
STRAINED BY ORDER OF
HON. WILLIAM HALE THOMPSON
The Honest and Fearless Mayor of Chicago, Who Is Ever Ready to
Fight for the Rights of the Common or Plain People, Who Has
Contributed One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to the Fort Dear
bom Hospital, Through Hon. James W. Breen, First Assistant
Corporation Counsel of Chicago.
ready to, do something worth while, son, help- all who read it. then you
uui never quite rcauj. Having a
head and a heart full of good inten
tions, but putting off to some long
and distant day to do the things
which you are able to do today. The
race has staggered and stumbled over
smooth roads for more than fifty
years. We must not forirct that our
success means doing the difficult
things, and overcoming obstacles, and
turning our defeats into victories.
This requires toil, effort rightly' di
rected with a determined spirit to win
the coveted things, rather than have
something to be done by others that
we must do for ourselves. Worth
makes the man: the want of it, the
fellow, and all the rest is leather and
arc not wasting your time, nor filling
jour mind up with a lot of rot.
For several months past there has
been a controvcrscy between Chief
Ranger Robert B. Glover, and the
Trustees of Court General Robert
Elliott, Ancient Order of Foresters,
as to who had the right to supervise
the property of the lodge and collect
rents and other monies due to the
Lodge During the controvcrscy
Chief Ranger Glover seized control of
J the property belonging to the Lodge
located at 4336 and 4358 South State
Street and 4644 and 4646 Champlain
avenue, and collected rent for five
months and refused to make any re
ports to the trustees or turn over any
money to the Lodge and contended
that he had opened a special account
at Binga's State Bank known as the
Building Fund and was depositing all
the money in the said fund. Upon in
vestigation the Trustcs found that he,
Robert Glover, had the so-called
Ranger's conduct in handling the
money of the Lodge and said Glover
had no right to take charge of the
Lodge's property and deposit the
money to his own personal account
and instructed him never again to de
posit money belonging to the Lodge
in his own name. Judge Torrison en
tered an order prohibiting Glover
from collecting any money or exer
cising any control or authority over
the Lodgcfs moneys collected and
spent by him belonging to the Lodge,
and to turn over to the Trustees all I
property, the paper and money be
longing to the Lodge. The court fur
ther ordered that hereafter Lodge
money be collected according to the
laws of the State of Illinois and the
laws of Ancient Order of Foresters.
The order of the court was in har
mony with the contentions and inter
pretations of the law by Ellis & West-
brook's firm. Mr. Gaines and Mr.
Westbrooks of ConscI, and against
the interpretations of Andrews and
Cohen, attorneys for Chief Ranger
BROTHER J. HAROLD WHITE
R. W. Grand Secretary of the Most" Worshipful Prince Hall, Grand
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois and it, JuT
STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP.
Statement of the ownership, man
agement, circulation, etc., required by
Act of Congress of August 24, 1912,
of The Broad Ax, published weekly
at Chicago, Illinois, for October 1st,
State of Illinois. County of Cook
ss. Before me, a Notary Public in
and for the State and county afore
said, personally appeared Julius F.
Taylor, who, having been duly sworn
according to law, deposes and says
JOHN MITCHELL IN CITY.
tint In fc t!i f?Ks-t-. T..Kirl. .
Rtiiffitnrr TTttMil in Mv nu'rl tiimp nnfl i f -ltt
, , , , . , D i . k oi T,,c Broad Ax. and that the fol
was being checked out by Robert B. . . . .... . . . .. , ,
i"'"t. -, " "it ui-si ui ins Knowl
edge and belief, a true statement of
IT IS NO MULE KICK.
There was a man in our town, and he
was mighty slick,
When e're we chance to meet him he
had a bottle of kick.
He got so much of kicking drops he
turned into a loon.
And now he's got hiccough from '
drinking kicking moon.
Brace Up, The Blues Don't Go.
If you're low and "poor in spirit.
Sing a song,
Whistle a tune.
Or read a story
That ain't long.
And very soon
You will find it changing into grit.
HE OUGHT TO BE GIVEN TIME
OR S"HOT BEFORE SUNRISE.
1 1 voti sci- a fillon out of work and
out of money.
Out of spirits, out of tiling he ought
Don't you have a rogueih notion that
it looks sort of funnv
RACE MAKERS AND LEAD
The young men and women of our
race who have decided to take up a
professional course he it law. med
icine, or theology, millinery, or any
of commercial courses have said that
they dislike drudgery, a'nd are willing
to deny, and sacrifice "good time non
sense' in order that they may in the
future take their rightful places
among the great men and women of
the future, "fter they have gone
through college and return they will
unit standing on the .street the same
old crowd of men and women that
don't care very much about ever
amounting to anything in life except
just to lie a dressed up nobody at
tracting only the attention of their
kind, and the sympathy of real men
He could have if he had a heart to j
SOME PLAIN FOOL FOLKS.
GIVE US TRUTH AND START
US TO THINKING SOBERLY.
xnc i-resent Age Keauires a Hih T!.. .. .. .,. ...i .i. ..i .
T, Sta,tS, of, the NeSro- I ' Mress nu.rh that belongs to the im-
The world looks down with con- j agnation Much we read .s usdess
tempt on a people who are alwavs hrn n r, ...... , .:.. "
- . - - . - - -i. nil tiling (
making excuses. Always getting J think of what makes von a better per-
HPB IHHH '
Hid you ever watch a lady with her
new hat? Mow she will toss her head
about, ami try to look svvect? Did
J ou ever watch a fellow in his new
suit, how he will Kive himself those
city notions of jerk and snap of self
satisfied gentility? The world is as
ttii I of fun as it ih of fools. All you
have to do is just be on the look out
or either, or both and believe me. von
I will have a gOod time looking, and
Glover, as his personal account with
out any authority or order from the
Lodge. The matter came up before
the Lodge for action and the Chief
Ranger, Robert 11. Glover, by use of
steam-roller tactics forced through a
motion which he contended gave him
full authority to manage and collect
rent from the aforesaid real estate.
The members of the Lodge believed
that they should have an attorney to
advise them in matters concerning its
real estate and property and unanim
ously elected Attorney Harris B.
Gaines of the firm of Ellis & West
brooks as their attorney. Attorney
Gaines advised the Lodge that under
the laws of the Ancient Order of
Foresters and the State of. Illinois,
Chief Ranger Glover had no right to
manage the said real estate and col
lect and deposit money in his own
name and mako contracts to bind the
Lodge and pllcct commission from
the Lodge. Chief Ranger Glover was
displeased with Attorney Gaines' opin
ion and advise and stated he did not
want a N'cgro lawyer to advise him
and that he would pay no attention to
any opinion of a Negro lawyer.
He stated he was being advist-d by
a big firm of white lawyers in the
loop and was satisfied he was being
advised correctly. Chief Ranger Glo
ver ignored the advice of Attorney
Gaines and continued to collect the
money of the Lodge and placed it in
his private bank account. Henry S.
Goins. Samuel Alston and George R.
Woodson, knowing that Negro law
yers studied in the same schools and
from the same books as white lawyers
ami had brains to think, took the ad
vice of Attorney Gaines and demand
ed that Glover withdraw the Lodge's
money from his private account at
Binga's State Bank and turn the same
over to them. This Mr. Glover re-
the ownership, management (and if a
daily paper, the circulation), etc., of
the aforesaid publication for the date
shown in the above caption, required
by the Act of August 24, 1912, cm
bodied in section 443, Postal Laws
and Regulations, printed on the re
verse of this form, to wit:
1 That the names and addresses
of the publisher, editor, managing ed
itor, and business managers is Julius
F. Taylor. 6206 South Elizabeth
street. Chicago, 111.
2. That the owners arc: f Give
names and addresses of individual
owners, or. if a corporation, give its
name and the names and addresses
of stockholders owning or holding 1
per cent or more of the total amount
of stock) Julius F. Taylor, Owner.
6206 South Elizabeth street, Chicago,
3. That the known bondholders,
mortgagees, and other security hold
ers owning or holding 1 per cent or
more of total amount of bonds, mort
gages, or other securities arc: (If
there arc none, so state.) None.
4. That the two paragraphs next
above, uivine the names of the own.
er. stockholders, and security hold
ers, if any. contain not only the list of
stockholders and security holders as
they appear upon the books of the
company hut also, in cases where the
stockholder or security holder ap
pears upon the books of the company
as trustee or in any other fiduciary
relation, the name of the person or
corporation for whom such trustee is
acting, is given: also that the said
two paragraphs contain statements
embracing affiant's full knowledge
and belief as to the circumstances and
conditions under which stockholders
and security holders who do not ap-
John Mitchell. Jr., of Richmond.
Va.. spent twenty-four hours in the
city last Friday while en route to Los
Angeles, Calif., to attend the session
of The American Bankers Associa
tion of which he is a member. A long
conference was held at the Vinccnnes
Hotel with Editor R. S. Abbott, Or.
M. R. Bibb. Hon. Win. H. Fields, of
St. Louis, Mo., national grand master
of A. U. K. & D. of A. Charles S.
Gilpin, the actor and M. T. Bailey.
Mr. Mitchell attended the Playhouse
Friday evening to see "Emperor
Jones" in which Mr. Gilpin plays the
leading part. He was highly pleased
with the show and congratulated Mr.
Gilpin on his splendid acting.
BEG YOUR PARDON.
ritomas, 3651 Giles .Wm
spent several days last week w,ih
friends at Crown Point, where su- a,
tended the county f.,ir and lu,i
Capt. aml Mrs. ja1Cs- s Ni-Uon
362 S. Wabash Avenue, have com
pleted the construction of their nen
suimmr' cottage at Idlewild. Mich
and they have bouKht a new F.IKin
No. 6 car. w! ich is lighted and heal
ed and right up to the minute in ever,
resp-,t and next season Capt ami
Mrs. Nelson will nj0y Hfc by motor
ing to and from the fashionable .-..I
orcd summer resort at Idlewild.
Mrs. Sandy W. Trie- of 6438 F.ber
hart venue, returned last Friday af
ter ive weeks visit to Idlewild. Ik-
It was stated in the last issue of I trnit. Mich., Windsor. Toronto. Ont.
this paper, that Hon. James A Scott. I Chatham. Ont., -Montreal. Can., ami
seconded the motion for the rc-nom-! Benton Harbor, Mich. She renoru
ination of Hon. Martin B. Madden to
Congress from the first congressional
district of Illinois at his home-coming
meeting at the Entertainer's Hall re
cently. But Col. Charles E. Morri
son, one of the headlights in the office
of Mayor William Hale Thompson,
claims the honor of being the first
person to stcond the motion to re
nominate Congressman Madden.
she bad a good time.
VISIT MORGAN PARK.
LEAVES ON COMMERCIAL
Hon. William H. Fields, of St.
Louis, Mo. national grand master of
A. L". K. & D. of A , after spending
several days m the city conferring
with the local officials of the organi
zation, has left to continue his eastern
trip taking in Indianapolis, Newport
News. Va.. Ncv. York and Connecti
cut in inten M of the organization.
Several people from the citv visited
Morgan Park Sunday and during the
past week, many purchasing the
beautiful lots as future home site.
Among them were Mesdam
ton. Flora Spinston and Oti
ON SHORT VISIT.
- ' EOCTTE IN Cm
The Baxter Sisters. wclS I . .
residents of -Lake Forest, i'i
moved to 420 E. 48th Plao.
'irhlv pleased with their future F-omt-stead.
Miss Jeanette G. Wnjht of Mas
, apaitax. Va.. arrived in the citv Fn
fused to do and said he was banking pear upon the books of the company
on the advice given him by his big I as trustees, hold stock and securities
white lawyers. The trustees reported I in a capacity other than that of a
Mr. and Mrs. James I racy Younjg ray to matriculate during the wint.r
ot St. Paul. Minn., made a short vistt at lhe fniversitv of i1.ic.go M
to the city am! were the guests of Wright is a graduate of the V V
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hargrow in j. ,., Petersburg, Va.
their new home. 4311 Prairie Ave..
during the past week.
RETURNS TO CITY.
BAILEY AT MILWAUKEE.
After spmdin? two pleasant weeks J M. T. Bailey, president oi lb.
in St Louis. Mo., with relatives and j Bailev Realty Co.. ami manager oi tin-
The women have at last decided to
put on more clothes. Now whether
it is the change of the weather we
are not prepared to say. One thing
us sure and certain the edict of the
leaders of fashion is out, and styles
can do any thing with a woman but
one thing it can't make her stop talking.
HON. MORRIS ELLER
Warkj Friadmd Sfrong St3porter of Mayor Wiffiani.Hale Tnomp-
!" Ql Wfe and Mort Up-to-Date Trustees of the
Sanitary District of Chicago,
NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK
The Arbucklc and the Rappc epi
sode, the Burch and Obcnchain case,
the Hannan murder, the Church
fiendishness, the Wanderer, and the
Oeary case, together with about five
hundred other instances of low breed
ing among some people who are al
ways chanting about white snnerinritv
OUfrllt tn mil-i. !.., " t . I
-... .....,. ,.,,., KU away oacK
and sit down. Africa has never been
quite as bad as Broadway. Crime
and its blood, stream can be traced
among white savages as far back as
Cain, and yet some people have the
courage to try to look innocent and
feel pleasant when they lecture to
Negroes about coiner .is XfUcmnn..
to the dark continent to lift up then
brothers into barbarism, and supersti
tion. Why shades of Hannibal, a
South African monkey would feel
agrieved over such audacity and stu
pidity. "Philosophy BilL"
the action of Chief Glover to Attor
ney Gaines and he instructed him to
bring suit against Chief Ranger
Glover to restrain him from collect
ing and spending the Lodge's money
and on September 17th suit was filed
by Attorney Harris B. Gaines charg
ing Glover with unlawfully collecting
and spending the funds of the Lodge
and placing the Lodge's money in his
personal account" On September
19th Attorney Gaines appeared be
fore Judge Torrison in the Circuit
Court and asked that an injuunctio"
be issued restraining Robert B. Glover
from collecting and spending the
funds of the Lodge and from with
drawing the funds of the Lodge in
Binga's State Bank. After reading
the bill of complaint and hearing ar
gument of Attornev Gaines. Judge
Torrison, issued an injunction re
straining Chief Ranger Glover from
collecting and spending the funds of
thc4Lodge and from withdrawing any
money whatsoever from Binga's
State. Bank. -On Friday September
30th, the matter was up for hearing
before Judge Torrison. The trustees
were represented by Attorney Harris
B. Gaines and Richard E, Westbrooks
of the firm of Ellis & Westbrooks
and Chief Ranger Glover was repre
sented by Andrews and Cohen, his
big firm of white lawyers and the
case had not proceeded far before it
was apparent that Andrews and
Cohen were no match for Westbrooks
Every legal point raised was de
cided in favor of the lawyers for the
Trustees. During the hearing Chief
Ranger Glover was compelled to ad
mit that the moneys of the Lodge
that he claimed Tvas in the Binga
State Bank and had been withdrawn
by him and that not a cent of the
Lodge's money remained in the bank.
The Judge seemed amazed at Chief
nnni fs . .! At.? rr
....... ....v uni.n, uuu mis amant nas
no reason to believe that any other
person, association or corporation has
any interest direct or indirect in the
said stock, bonds, or other securities
than as so stated by him.
JULIUS F. TAYLOR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 6th day of October, 1921."
MICHALE J. O'MALLEY,
(SEAY) Notary Public.
(My commission expires March 8
(.....3. Ml. t r- i-.
mums. .mis .uary r.. israncii re
turned to the city Saturday ami 1ips
cntcrid The I nmrsitv of Chicago for
the fall term
M'lum Mercantile crcy, 3f3 s
"s ,u .St. spent sex.rJ days m Mi'
it n Wis, diTir - the past wok
r 'i was calln' husines-.
WOMAN ADMITTED TO BAR.
Portland. Ore. Mrs. E. D. Can
nady, prominent in club and religious
circles, and editor of the Portland Ad
vocate, one of the leading publica
tions of the Northwest, published for
Negroes, has recently been admitted
to practice law in the State of Oregon.-
The first case in which Mrs. Can
nady appeared in behalf of the de
fendant came up in Judge Morrow's
court on last Monday and resulted in
a victory- for the woman lawyer, in
that when she took" the case the Ne
gro, who had been convicted on a
charge of larceny, and sentenced to
three years in the penitentiary, had
his sentence reduced to' six months
on the rock pile.
HON. FIELDS GOES EAST.
.Hon. Wm. H. Fields of St. Louis,
Mo., national grand master of A. U.
K. & D. of A., who has spent several
days in the city conferring with local
officials, left the latter part of the
week for Indianapolis, Detroit, New
port News, Va. and Connecticut on
SS&e: f's aH"IIIIHFJHlilllliHHIiHBaHHflllllllilllllllllral9ll'IIIIIIIIIIIB
' HON. THOMAS G. WINDES
The Honored Dean of the Circuit Court of Cook County; Who Will
in the Near Future Sit in Judgment on Fifteen or llventy Race
Riot Cases Growing Out of the Race Riots in This City in July
and August, 1919. Attorney Augustus L. WIHiam Is the
Attorney of Records in AD the C&ses.