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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL. -SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1921.
THE BROAD AX
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
, Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
?4700 South State Street
Phone Diesel 1116
NOVEMBER 12, 1921.
THE LATE GEORGE W. HOLT
watered as Second-Class Matter. Aug.
19." 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
HL Under Act ot Marcn b, iwy.
DR. SARABOROUGH TO. STUDY
NEGRO PROGRESS ON FARMS
Washington. President Harding
has appointed W. S. Saraborough,
former president of Wilburforce Col
lege in Ohio, to a special position in
the Department of Agriculture to
study the progress of the Negro in
He Was Held m the Highest Esteem by t Large Circle of Both White
and Colored Friends in This. City and Throughout the Country.
He was a Prominent Mason at the Time of His Death. He Was
One of the Directors and Treasta-er of the Liberty Life Insurance
ENROUTE TO MICHIGAN.
Hon. William H. Fields, St Louis,
"Mon national grand master of A. U.
K. & D. of A., after an extended trip
through the east and north in interest
of A. U. K. & D. of A., passed
through the city during the week en
Toute to Bay City, Mich., to instruct
the recently organized lodge in that
city by Mrs. Eliza Jackson, state
grand queen of Illinois.
Phillip Stratton, 32S7 Cottage Grove
avenue, is improying at his home
under the care of Dr. M. R. Bibb.
Mr. Stratton was thrown from his
wagon while driving near 13th street
Nov. 7th in trying to avoid an automobile.
ANOTHER SERIES OPENED.
Another series has been opened by
the Pyramid Building & Loan Asso
ciation with offices at 3539 S. State
street, of which George H. Jackson
is president A representative from
the association will speak Sunday at
every church, calling the attention of
the- people to the great good which
this association is doing for the Race.
George W. Holt, who was favorably
and extensively known throughout
this country, peacefully closed his
eyes in death last Friday morning at
his beautiful home, 4405 Prairie ave
nue, after a long spell of sickness.
He was almost 61 years old at the
time of his death, being born in Ma
con, Ga., Dec 5, 1860.
Mr. Holt was successfully engaged
for some years in business at St
Louis, Mo., prior to coming to this
city about 15 years ago, engaging in
business and making money very rap
idly. He invested considerable of his
money in good income real estate and
at the time of his death he ranked
among the wealthiest colored men in
He was one of the founders, direc
tors and treasurer of the Liberty Life
Insurance .Company. He was also one
of its largest stockholders.
Funeral services were held over his
remains Monday afternoon at the
Eighth Regiment Armory, and fully
seven thousand people in all walks of
life attended it including Hon. Medill
McCormick, United States Senator
from Illinois; Hon. George F. Lie
brandt, president of the Lincoln State
Bank, of Chicago; Hon. George F.
Harding, City Comptroller of Chica
I go, and Alderman Robert R. Jackson.
Rev. W. D. Cook preached the fu
neral sermon and read the obituary;
two selections by the Metropolitan
Community Choir, Prof. J. Wesley
Jones directing; Rev. J. L. Bradby, of.
Detroit, Mich., who is one of the vice
presidents and directors of the Lib
erty Life Insurance Company, paid ai
eloquent and glowing tribute to his
memory as a loyal and patriotic citi
zen; vocal solo, Hugh Buchanan; vio
lin solo, Prof. Clarence Cameron
White. Hon. Frank L. Gillespie, pres
ident of the Liberty Life Insurance
Company, served as master of cere
monies and he was greatly affected
over the death of one of his best and
The floral offerings were very beau
tiful and numerous and filled several
automobiles. Interment was at Oak
wood cemetery. Dan. M. Jackson, the
old reliable funeral director, was per
sonally in charge of the funeral ar
Mr. Holt was buried with all the
high Masonic honors due him. He
was a member of Eureka Lodge, No.
64. Hugh Payne Consistory, Comman-
dery, Shriner, of Arabic Temple, No.
44, and Oriental Chapter.
Mr. Holt aside from troons of
friends to mourn his passing out,
leaves his constant and devoted wife,
Mi's. Nora Douglas Holt; two sisters,
residing in Macon, Ga., Mrs. S. Rol
lins and Mrs. I. Beck, and two broth
ers in this city, F. H. Holt and W. B.
Holt and Rev. T. G. Holt of Tulsa,
For fifteen years Mr. Holt had been
a constant suoscnoer to this paper-l
and one of our warmest friends and
we sorrowfully join with his unnum
bered friends in hoping that he will
find favor in the sight of the gods
throughout all the coming ages.
THE LATE GEORGE W. HOLT.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
There are people we meet in HfeJ
who it seems have bequeathed to
them from Nature's great store house
what is often called magnetism, gen
teel manners, a kindly spirit, friendli
ness, suavity, each one of these quali
ties is quite sufficient to make a man
beloved or respected above the rest
of bis fellows who are not so favored.
There may have been artifice in the
make up, or composition of our de
parted friend, but it was used,, if in
deed there was in the, most philo
We met him soon after he came to
Chicago and our acquaintance covers
a period of fifteen years. He always
was lofty and gentlemanly in every
particular. Mr. Holt did riot flare,
basque in the spotlight, nor was he
led into the ways of garnish and tin
sel, gaudy gloss, nor shine forth with
gilded pretense. He was a man of
steady disposition with no bad habits,
altho his business belied the character
of the man he was.
In the civic life of the race no man
felt the impulses of his race trying
to rise, trying to throw off the incu
bus of cast more keenly than he, and
being a man of wealth he "contributed
possibly in greater porportion than
any to help his race establish stalwart
institutions with strong financial bul
warks The Liberty Life Insurance
Company, of which he was the hon
ored treasurer, no doubt was in spirit
and helpfulness for a race of people,
the ideal of his fondest dream.
He had a host of friends throughout
the west who had a most pleasant and
intimate acquaintance with him reach
ing back into tlfe years of his busy
active life. He was intrenched in the
hearts of fraternal brethren of a num
ber of lodges of which he was a re
spected member. There arc a num
ber of relatives who remain to mourn
The citizens of Chicago who knew
Mr. Holt found. in him the qualities
of a man everywhere respected -and
admired. Nor did he obtrude himself,
but made himself so strong in the
nobler forces that he was sought He
soon became one of Chicago's
staunchest citizens. Although Mr.
Holt delighted in being rich in the
far-fetched expression of wealth as it
applies to Negroes, yet it did not un
fit him for the closest intermingling
of racial associations, and there is no
garrulous expression to come from
the lips of any one high or low in
the city of Chicago. His home was
constantly the happy scene of musi
cals and receptions to which much of
the social activities in the life of the
race give affirmation.
In business he- was a success, be
cause he possessed the business spirit,
reinforced by his pleasant nature to
treat people kindly. Wefsorrow over
our loss; and regret his departure
from our midst while yet in the prime
of life. He leaves to mourn him a wife
who has interwoven her
worth in the hearts of our
musical promoters; a brother, and a
host of friends who will ever remem
ber him for his philanthropy, and his
aggressive disposition which must
react on the life of our people everywhere.
CONSIDERATE TO THE LAST.
Mose lay in the pest house suffer
ing with smallpox. The doctor had
just informed him that his condition
"Send for a priest, send for a
priest," he moaned.
"But you're Jewish, aren't you?"
expostulated the doctor. "You mean
send for a rabbi"
"No, send for a priest," said Mose,
"it's better a rab'bi shouldn't get the
smallpox." Scientific Grist.
is not the smell of lickcr or the
drinking of a drop
That is horrifying the present
The ones of course that arc climbing
toward the top; v
Haven't got drinking in their
The man or woman who don't care
and have' no wish to stop
Is headed toward a life of degra
dation. The ones of course who never refuse
to drink a drop
Arc doomed to a life of dissipa
A BROWN MIXTURE.
There were two Browns in the vil
lage, both fishermen. One lost his wife
and the other lost his boat at about
the same time.
The Vicar's wife called, a? she sup
posed, on the widower, but really upon
the Brown whose boat had gone
"I am sorry to hear of your great
loss," she said.
"Oh it ain't much matter," was the
philosophical reply; "she wasn't up
"Indeed!" said the surprised lady.
"Yes," continued Brown, "she was
a rickety old thing. I offered her to
my mate, but he wouldn't have her.
I've had my eye on another for some
And the outraged woman fled.
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WHAT THEY SHY AT.
'Twas at a movie show I went last
night and took my girl to see
A picture that was good alright of
course it had to be.
The star was dressed just like those
girls that don't wear much clothes
My girl got restless at the sight of the
girl in a pair of hose.
Popular and Eminent Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County
Who Is Making a Splendid and Brilliant Record as Chief Justice
of the Criminal Court, Who Is Being Urged by His Army of
Friends to Enter the Race for Mayor of Chicago in 1923.
OPENING DATE OF THE DOUG-
I,ASS NATIONAL BANK
THE MAJESTY OF RIGHT.
By Dr. M. A. Majors.
GOD'S PLAN FOR
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BAILEY ON NORTH SHORE
M. T. Bailey, president of the Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 S. State street, spent
much time during the week along the
North Shore, especially at Wauke
gan, where he held conferences with
prominent men in regards to future
developments in that vicinity in in
terest of the Race.
IN REGULAR MEETING.
The Virginia Society will hold its
regular monthly meeting Novl 16th
at 'Bailey's Hall, 3638 S. State street,
at which time all members, friends
and F. F. V.'s in general are invited
to attend and help .make this the
largest society of its kind in the city.
Miss Johana Stucker of Evanston,
formerly of Montreal, Canada, gradu
ated with" honors from the Dr. John
DHl Robertson School of "Nursing
on Thursday evening, November 3rd.
Miss Stucker is originally from South
America and expects to return home
soon to take up nursing.
Mr. Charles McClinton, formerly of
Greenville, South Carolina.' nassed
faway on Tuesday evening, November
1st He leaves a wife, daughter and
to sons to mourn his loss. Funeral
services at Ebenezer were held on
Friday, November 4th. Interment at
RosehHL 'Mr. McCIintoa and his fam
ily lave lived InjEvanxten for the
Utt.ETi years, .asd his passg has
toaeked the' hearts of his, .host of
Many nations shall come, and say.
Come, and let us goup to the moun
tain of the Lord, and to the house of
the God of Jacob; and he will teach
us of his ways, and we will walk in
And he shall judge ameng many
people, and rebuke strong nations
afar off; and they shall beat their
swords into ploughshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks; nation shall
none etaoi ,ie b,d:pl5xyy eta s shr
not lift up a sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
But they shall sit every man under
his vine and under his fig tree; and
none shall make them afraid: for the
mouth of the Lord of hosts hath
ISAIAH IX:6.J7 and XLV: 23, 23
The Omnipotent Ruler
Unto us a child is born, unto us a
son is given: and the government shall
be upon his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The Mighty God, The Everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the
increase of his government and peace
there shall be no end.
I am God, and there is none else.
Unto me every knee shall bow.
MATTHEW V: 43. 44
The Law of Love
Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine tenemy. But I say
unto you. Love your enemies, bless
them that curse you, do good to them
that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you, and perse
LUKE II: J4
Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men.
HEBREWS XIII: 20, 21
, The God of Peace make yon per
fect in erery good work, do- h&
will, working is ye that which k
well ple&siairia fg$ iigkUC"
The white man said:
My skin is white so I must fight
To keep it so is eternally right
For nothing but a transparent skin
Is worth a penny it makes us men.
But white men know it's a lie and so
They dote on white to make a show.
But the world doesn't run by the
color of skin;
As it takes intelligence always to win.
The yellow man said;
I'll build up a race and a yellow face
Is as good as a white one, and every
Of cultured progress will make me
And if I must fight, I'll fight; it's Fate.
All yellow men know that color is a
That the skin of a race isn't worth
They have some notions on the races
And are willing to fight with a dam
The black man said:
My blood is sweet and so my nature
I am the master, all men must Tetreat
Before me. I have the lock and key
Of centuries, and I'll determine what
is to be.
The black man knows it must take
n some time s
To change from' the curses of the
white man's crime,
To change from the curses of the
white man's skin,
To change frorii t6e curses of the
white man's sin.
And all shall say
When the7 time of truth dispels the
That a carpenter's son the wisest in
Shall speak with a tongue the glorious
word - ,
Thru lips far grander than men ever
That right is to triumph, not color of
That love is the. motto for manliest
That greatness in races is justice and
Regardless of color and no matter
how white. ""
TO HOLD MEETINGS
The General Committee of which
Rev. T. L. Scott is general chairman
and Mrs. Etiza Jackson, assistant, in
charge of the annual session of A.
U. K. & D. of A, which met 1H this
city last summer, will meet-Norv 12th
at Grant's Memorial Chap, 4600
Erans averae, .at which time teav
pdfary rejwfts will fcc&aOe. ,
The President of the Douglass Na
tion Bank, Mr. P. W. Chavers, left the
city October 23, for a conference with
the Comptroller of Currency at Wash
ington D. C. carrying with him the
final organization papers, as required
by the treasury department prepara
tory to opening the bank. His trip
was very successful and resulted in
the announcement to an overflow and
enthusiastic gathering of the stock
holders, that the bank would open
Upon the insistent invitation of the
prominent citizens of St Louis, and
Detroit, tue whole membership of the
board of directors appeared at large
mass meetings in those cities on Oc
tober 31, and November 7, respec
tively, disposing in the aggregate of
more than sixty thousand dollars
($60,000.00) worth of stock, thus
bringing to a close the record break
ing stock selling campaign. The offi
cials of the bank state that with the
exception of a small number of share?
subscribed for but unpaid, the sale of
stock has been brought to a close.
It is also stated that extensive im
provements will be begun r.t once and
equipment installed so hat for th"
first time in our history the oors of
a National bank operated by the Race
will be thrown open to the public
early in January.
WRAP YOUR PACKAGES CARE-FULLY.
"Parcel post should be so securely
wrapped that it will stand shipment
Liquids and matter of fragile nature
should be mailed only in containers
especially provided for that purpose
Carelessness in wrapping parcel post
is a prolific source of loss to mailers
because the wrapper frequently be
comes loosened from the contents
and it is impossible to
them, and there are whol.
shoes and dry goods, j
other articles of value at tr- '
Street Annex of the Clucac rc
Office, lost to both mail" -
dressce, because it cannct '
mined for whom the zzs
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IN REGULAR MEETING.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Howard,
2226 W. Lake street, have returned
from an extended trip through the
East as well as Canada. The How
ards also visited Columbus and Bod
kin, South Carolina, Raleigh and
Greensboro, North Carolina. At Bod
kin, Dr. Howard spent a pleasant
stay with his father Richard H. How
ard, Sr., and witnessed the marriage
of his only sister. Both Dr and Mrs.
Howard are delightfully pleased with
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Away from This Earth November 13, 1915, Whose Memory &
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