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THE BROAD AX. CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 22. 192L
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THE BANQUET AND RECEPTION AT
BETHEL CHURCH, TUESDAY EVE
NING, OCTOBER 18, IN HONOR OF
THE HOME COMING OF BISHOP L.
J. COPPIN AND BISHOP A. J. CAREY
AND THEIR WIVES MRS. COPPIN
AND MRS. CAREY, WAS A VERY
HOMELIKE AND PLEASANT AF-
Tuesday evening, the members of ing the evening and greatly enjoyed
the tastctul ana tempting repast.
organization referred to will be dis
banded." Senator Frank B. Willis: "As a
matter of history it sought to rule by
threat, intimidation and fear. If such
ideas and organization must be re
sorted to to maintain order in this
country, republican government is a
failure. lam, therefore, not in favor
of this organization as I understand
Among the statements from the
members of the House of Represen
tatives, were the following:
John F. Carew: "I have nothing
but condemnation for the Ku Klux
Klan and hope to see it at once dis
organized and suppressed."
T. W. Harrison: "I am opposed
to any secret organization, whether
it is known as the Ku Klux Klan or
goes by any other name, which un
dertakes to interfere in public affairs
in any manner, shape, or form. There
is no occasion for any revival of the
old'Ku Klux Klan, which served its
purpose in years immediately suc
ceeding the war, and I am in favor of
any steps necessary to suppress any
organization that has any political
purposes in view and which does not
work in the open and submit both its
methods and its objects to public in
spection, and does not confine its
activities strictly within the law."
Anthony J. Griffin: "The Ku Klux
Klan is absolutely unnecessary to ac
complish the purpose it professes to
aim at and its methods are a men
ace to the American Republic"
John Philip Hill: "As' a member
of Congress and a supporter of the
Constitution, I am opposed to the
creation of an 'Invisible Empire with
in the United States, and, further, I
am opposed to any organization
which foments racial and religious
J. W. Fordney: "If the Ku Klux
Klan advocates such sentiments or
principles as set forth in the pam
phlets you furnish me, it comes in
the class of unlawful organizations,
and the federal authorities should at
once take steps to suppress it"
REV. S. L. BIRT
The Extremely Popular and Upright Pastor of Bethel Church Who
is Uearly Beloved by Its Large and Rapidly Ever Increasing Con
gregation, Who Feels Dead Sure of His Calling and Re-Election
to Old Bethel, for at Least Another Year By the Present Confer
ence, for He Has Raised a Large Amount of Dollar Money and
H -Stance Vorw IKrrU U, U-. CU.i: r 1 t t j-i
- .w, . j .&n u uic uwuauua or Dunop x. j. iropptn.
Bethel Church and many of the mem
bers from Quinn Chapel and many
of those belonging to other churches,
joined hands and under the auspices
of the Bums-Murray Club, tendered
a most delightful reception and ban
quet at Bethel Church, to Bishop and
Mrs. L. J. Coppin and Bishop and
Mrs. A. J. Carey, in honor of their
home-coming from attending the
Ecumenical Conference, at London,
England and in visiting many parts
of Continental Europe.
The reception and speaking or the
major portion of it. was held in the
I main body of the church. It was
JI CSIUCU UC1 V) mutuudll AUUI .
Anderson, Mr. A. O. Enckson, As
sistant Corporation Counsel of Chi
cago, representing Mayor William
Hale Thompson, was the first
speaker. He was followed by bril
liant talks by Attorney William E.
King, Hon. A. H. Roberts, Bishops
Carey and Coppin; Rev. S. L. Birt,
pastor of Bethel Church; Hon. Ben
jamin H. Lucas and others.
Alderman Robert R. Jackson was
master of ceremonies and presided
over the long banquet tables, which
were spread in the large lecture or
class room and fully five hundred
people occupied seats at them dur-
Toastmaster Jackson, called on
Rev. H. E. Stewart, pastor of Quinn
Chapel, Mrs. S. L. Birt, the lovable
wife of the pastor of Bethel Church,
Col. James H. Johnson, Mrs. Mar
garet Gainor, Mrs. Nannie Reed, Mr.
Robert W. Lacey, Presiding Elder;
X. J. McCrackcn. Rev. R. H. McGov-
rick, Mr. Albert Morgan, Rev. S. L.
Birt, who was all smiles throughout
the evening and felt himself highly
honored in being permitted to enter
tain two distinguished bishops and
their highly accomplished wives in
his church at the same time.
Mrs. A. J. Carey and Mrs. L. J.
Coppin were among the last speakers
and both ladies made a profound im
pression upon their hearers, while re
lating some of their pleasant experi
ences while touring throughout the
The many guests were served by
the members, both ladies and gentle
men of the Burns-Murray Club, and
Mr. N. F. Murray, chairman and Mr.
B. W. Fitts, secretary, and Rev. S. L.
Birt, pastor, are highly deserving of
unstinted praise for engineering the
pleasant reception and banquet in
honor of the home-coming of Bishop
and Mrs. L. J. Coppin and Bishop
and Mrs. A. J. Carey.
T. W. Hukriede: "I consider as
un-American any organization which
is founded on race hatred or religi
ous hatred, and as the Ku Klux Klan
falls in this category, I am unalter
ably opposed to this organization."
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People an
nounced that further Congressional
comments on the iKu Klux Klan
would be made public as they arrived.
MOVE THE CAPITOL
THE UNITED STATES,
WASHINGTON, D. C,
TO THE CENTER
Copyright 1921, by W. 'Matthew B.
Our copital of the United States,
Washington, D. C, should be moved
to the center. The state that donates
the district to be called after the state.
District of Kansas or Nebraska or
what it may be, turn the old capitol
into a school, museum or anything
pertaining to the government
The new city, Washington, Dis
trict of Kansas or Nebraska, build it
a fireproof city; give the one million
to five million idle men work at build
ing it; good wages, union scale. Then
change the taxation of the whole
United States. Every five dollars
made by the workman, ($1.00) one
dollars for our Uncle Sam. Then every
business man, woman or everybody
in this United States earn, make
($5.00) five dollars; let ($1.00) one
dollar go to the treasury of the
United States. Do away with these
different taxes that we have now.
Second Chapter St. Luke, 1st
And it came to pass in those days
that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus that all the world
should be taxed.
Twentieth Chapter St Luke, 2nd to
the 25th verse: Is it lawful for us
to give tribute to Caesar, or no?
But he perceived, their cratiness
and said unto them, why tempt ye
me, shew me a penny, whose image
and subscription hath it? They an
swered and said, Caesar's. And he
said unto them: Render therefore
unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar's. The United States of
America is on our money, but the
controlling of it is in the hands of
a few, and they receive the benefit
of the taxes, contrary to the teach
ing of the Scripture.
When the seat of government is
moved to its new home, Washing
ton, District of Kansas or Nebraska,
initials W. D. K. or W. D. N. will
take a letter or any mail to the capi
tol. Do away with Congress and
the Senate; they even made a bungle
out of the dr- law; they should have
stopped the distilling or the manu
facture of the spirits, and when all
was gone it would have been dry anyway.
Discontinue the Supreme Court of
the United States also.
Third Chapter St Mark, 25th
Verse. And if a house be divided
against itself that house cannot
stand. Keep the President and his
Cabinet, let every state elect one
commissioner to every hundred thou
sand inhabitants to make the laws
in the house of commissioners, let
the people vote on all laws and wars
that are passed by them, then our in
stitution will be By the People For
the People and Of the People and
will not perish.
West Virginia's miners' war is a
spasmodic start to a revolution. The
Ku Klux Klan, 100,000 strong, against
the way the Government is run,
change the way our finance is run,
do away with the watered-stock and
unnecessary bonds, run more on a
cash basis, Government Ownership
of the Railroads, Telegraph, and Pub
lic Utilities, give the farmers more
credit, use the Golden Rule, "Live
and Let Lice."
Set up a standard of society by
having an annual meeting every
year of people, in all walks of life
with every denomination, color,
creed, rich and poor.
Twenty-second Chapter of Pro
verbs, 7th Verse.
The rich ruleth over the poor;
then we will please God and our
institution will stand forever.
W. MATHEW B. WADLEY,
2644 Federal St., Chicago, 111.
A BUNCH OF TYPE OR TWO
HUNDRED, MORE OR LESS
PUTTING ON THE BRAKES.
make a person respectable or decent
unless they play the leading part
BISHOP ARCHIBauj JAMES CAREY
In Company with Bishop L. J. Coppin Were Tendered a Home-C
ing Banquet and Reception at Bethel Church, Tuesday Ever
A LITTLE CARE WOULD CURE
They are putting on the brakes down
They have found some ugly traits
among the Kays.
So the Kays are brought to answer
down in Washington;
They have got to tell the powers
about their ways.
Of course they'll tell some fancy
They are eloquent, and the story
they will tell;
They will leave out tar and feather
They will try to get excused from
Down in Georgia law and order is a
Of the rakes who boast of having
a white skin.
For the black man there's no rights,
he's a creature
Of conditions, and with white ju
ries cannot win.
Maybe Uncle Sam will have a
Since the Catholic and the Jew are
'mong the white;
To build a case, and try the kays for
He never seemed concerned in Ne
We always thought the crackers
would go too far,
We knew they had some wheels
that wouldn't work.
That their boast of giving justice at
. the legal bar ,
Was never dealth to Negroes but
with a jerk.
And now they've got the Kays be
fore the powers,
We have longed to see the gov
And now the Kays are having anx
Explaining all the evils of their
The ways of the transgressor brings
To the nation bent upon the squar
To the people who ask for its inter
vention, And to saturate with grace the na
M. A. M.
Hell Hounds of Harlotry and
Smearers of Character.
There are a lot of people who take
a special delight in trying to destroy
people far superior to themselves.
The writer knows the vipers, cow
ards, puppets, some skullduggcrs,
and the situation excites his pity.
Some day it may happen that wc will
lay our religion down for a brief
spell to show to the world some of
these pesky snakes in human form.
They have basked in the confidence
and enjoyed the respect that is un
suitcd for their degenerate ilk. Per
fidy and harlotry and all of the low
marks of the unfit trail them even
to the pulpit, the choir loft, the amen
corner, and to decent homes of our
city. These devils incarnate excel in
effrontery and lies. With a hellish
smile they besmirch innocent men
and women who arc determined to
.rise even if they must bear the scars
and malicious slings of the perse
cuting fumigaters that stench even
the blackmire of their own surround
ings. "THE BLACKBITER."
Every Leopard Looks Alike When
You Skin Him.
Under our skins we are just alike
And color doesn't matter;
You may be white or you may be
What hopes this truth must shat
ter? Under our skins no one can tell
The white and black from the
But truth must stand when all else
And the world can go no further.
Now which is which without a skin?
The color is not to be rated;
What bitter foolishness in men
To make a color hated?
A white lie is as black as a black
lie is white. A liar is as black as a
liar is white. Liars are not respect
ers of color. "INVESTIGATOR."
MR. ALEXANDER FLOWER
of the Roosevelt Stats Bank nf n. KtU ci . -j
Graad. BcmJevard, Stffl Feels Himself Highly Honored to Serve
r StTTJT?" lne tort Dea"orn Hospital and
w iot ioorea rtsrses.
It costs the Mailing Division of
the Chicago Postoffice over $250,000
a year in salaries to correct faulty
addresses on letters and packages,
and to handle packages the contents
of which have been lost or damaged!
through improper packing. This does
not include the cost of the directory
service in the Delivery Division
Business men should have some re
sponsible' person check return mail
to ascertain and correct the causes
Good Intentions Pave the road to
Most of the people one sees now
adays has an idea that something is
going to make life roseate tomorrow,
the next day or sometime in the fu
ture. They do not seem to feel that
today is the time, but how often do
these beautiful idealities bear frui
tion? The present day is the great
day. We need not anticipate for the
morrow when we may execute for
We'd Like to Be a Judge for Fve
The law's delay is too often the
case in this city. If we have to feed
the criminals we ought to be in the
farming business, we could at least
give them pork and beans, and a
little sourkraut and weenies on holidays.
all of these. There is the living
death. Every day we sec hundreds
of people dead to ambition, dead to
truth, dead to character, and dead to
anything like a life of goodness, use
fulness, service, brotherhood. How
can they stand this living death? We
wouia iikc to excuse them by say
ing they arc ignorant; wc would like
to say that they have failed to seize
on the opportunities that offered
them life. Maybe that is it. They
were recreant to their own best in
terests, and so they try to escape
the hell of this living death by mut
tcrings and prayer incantations, pre
tences of piety and camouflage.
Education ofTers life. Getting the
intellect trained to think soberly on
all of the worthwhile nrincioles of
life, getting the mind acute to act
with grace and precision, getting the
nerves trained to weather the storms
and conflicts of life, to love the real
beautiful, and to feci the head throb
and tender impulses of our noblest
human nature; this is life. Life in
Io'c, in beauty, in wisdom, in truth
and all that wealth could ever give.
Learning is our reward; courage
comes with character counter-balanced
with a decent regard for the
preachments of nobility. To be great
one must be learned. To be good
one must be righteous. Life offers
more than our frail imagination may
conjure. Death offers nothing wor
thy of human imaginings.
Duty done is often mistaken for
happiness. Courage to lay down
one's life is the way to eternal life.
The spirit of sacrifice is hand maiden
of charity, selfishness may be en
shrined with gold, but it is unfit,
There arc therefore many different
kinds of death. There is but one
kind of life. Over the gateway there
is a sign. It has a number of roads
leading away from it, but only one
narrow road leading to it. Reader
can you trace the words wisdom,
grace, service, sacrifice, truth, beauty,
happiness, love? It takes these to
comprise life. Only one word for
death, and that word is damnation.
The fallowing data from authi
tive sources are convincingly
cative of the value of vaccin
against that dreaded filth discas
As is well known, the soldie
our overseas army uere . all
cinated against both typhoid
smallpox. Out of 4,000,000 m.
1917 there were but 297 cases t
phoid with 23 deaths. In the
lowing year there were 768
with 133 deaths.
These figures mean in our
aunng me gerat worm war
was one case of typhoid to 3,756
while in the Spanish-American
there was one case for every
men. In fact it has frequently
stated that typhoid killed mot
our soldiers in that war than
destroyed by all other causes,
during the world war it is of
est to note that for the first
in history the typhoid rate was
in the army than it was in the
But this is not all. Here are
additional figures showing the
of anti-typhoid vaccination fun
by an outbreak which occurr
Hawaii in 1917. In this isi
of the disease "it was shown th;
case rate was four times as hig
the mortality rate eight tinu
high among the unvaccinated
was among the vaccinated pc
tion. Out of 4,078 vaccinated
sons who drank of the infecte
ter, there were only 55 cases;
of 812 that had not been vacc
there were 45 cases.
The foregoing figures arc
conclusive as indicating the va
the anti-vaccination as a i
of protection against this lint
and loathsome disease. Indee
results of its general use in the
were so manifestly efficient am
isfactory as to fully warrant th
eral use of this method of ph
(Continued on page 3.)
It lis Up to You.
There ip a redemption for every
disgruntled and forlorn man or
woman, but it is greatly dependent
on each individual to make it. The
spirit to some back into the sober
graces of the human heart has the
battle half won. There is no oower
(on earth or anywhere else that can
It's Awful to Be Dead to Hope, et AL
Death during and since the world
war seems to have been holding some
kind of infamous orgy. The rail
road wrecks, the floods, the cyclones,
the riots, automobile accidents, col
lapses of blimps, wrecking aero
planes, murder, suicides, accidents
from a hundred other causes all seem
to speak to us still alive a Jerrible
Then there is the criminal; his evil
intentions and designs all worked out,
spun in grim philosophy the worst
of human thought Then there are
the hunted men guilty of thousands
of infractions of the law, ready to
kill or be killed. The escaped con
vict fleeing before the policeman's
Yet there is a death worse than,
ATTORNEY WILLIAM a ANDERSON
The Past Week the Supreme Court of Illinois, to the Great Delight of
rus many rnenas, Lleciarea to tne Yona mat ne is igu"
Invested with the Right to Practice Law in AH of the Courts
Within the Confines of This State.
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