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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1921
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President of the Phyllis Wheatley Woman's Club and Chairman of
the Board of Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Home, 3256
Rhodes Avenue, Who Has for Some Years Been Active and
Prominent in Civic and Uplift Work Among the Colored People
Residing m Chicago.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay Davis, who
has been prominently in the public
; eye m this city and in many parts of
I this country for some years, was
ushered into this hustling and breath
ing old world with all of ist pains
and sorrows, joys and pleasures at
Peoria, 111., and she is an honored
graduate of the Princeton High,
School of this state. Daring the first
years after emerging from high school
she taught in the public schools of
Louisville, Ky., New Albany, Ind.,
and Quincy, I1L, and in 1893, she
and her husband. Dr. William H.
Davis, landed in this great city, where
they have resided from that time to
She almost immediately engaged in
women's club and social service work.
She organized the Phyllis Wheatley
Women's Club 21 years' ago, and with
the exception of one year, has been
its president ever since. She .helped
to organize the National Association
of Colored Women at Washington,
y - D MASS MEETING
"-ft -will be held at new
-t Church, 46th and
s. tf, Sunday afternoon,
r 2-T : 1:30, under the aus-
Bmiding Fund Commit-
t and temple of U. B.
F. & S. M. T. The public is cordially
invited. A fine program has been
prepared for the occasion.
En route from Bay Gty, Mich., as
well as from a long and extended trip
through the east covering a period of
more than two months, Hon. Wil
liam H. Fields, national grand master
of A. U. K. & D of A with head
quarters at St Louis, Mo., passed
through the city during the week for
St Louis. Hon. Fields has done much
real work for the organization.
MANY FROM EVANSTON
Many citizens from Evanston, I1L,
attended the basketball game held at
the Eighth Regiment Armory Mon
day evening between the team from
Evanstonr 111., and The Chicago De
fender, which was a great success and
witnessed by a' vast audience.
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D. C, in 1896, and was its national
organizer for nine years. She served
as president of the State Federation
of Colored Women's Clubs of Illinois.
With .the aid of the Phyllis Wheatley
Club, she founded the Phyllis Wheat
ley Home, which is now located at
3256 Rhodes avenue. Mrs. Davis is
a member of many women's organi
zations among which are the Chicago
Gty club, of which she is chairman
of its 2nd ward branch; the League
of Women Voters and the Woman's
Aid. She served as the colored rep
resentative on the Chicago Council of
Defense during the; World War ac
tivities. She ;s chairman of the Board
of Directors of the Phyllis Wheatley
Home, and is a member of St. Mark
M. E. church.
Dr. and Mrs. Davis own a nice
home in the 32nd block on Prairie
avenue, which they rent out, and they
reside in a fine, small apartment at
3710 Indiana avenue.
TAKE MORE LOTS
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sulinger
and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Williams,
11261 S. May street, Morgan Park,
are purchasing several more lots in
Morgan Park on account of their in
creacs in value. Both the Williams
and Sulingers purchased several lots
in this rapidly thriving suburb last
season through the Bailey Realty Co.,
3638 S. State street
MRS. JACKSON BETTER
Mrs. Eliza Jackson, 3739 Elmwood
avenue, who has been quite ill for a
month or more, is much better and
about her many duties as state grand
queen of A. U. K. & D. of A. of Illi
nois and jurisdiction.
GETS LETTERS OF PRAISE
M. T. Bailey, president the aBiley
Realty Co., and manager of the Mil
ton Mercantile Agency, 3638 S. State
street, has received many letters from
clients in and out of the city thank
ing him for the assistance given them
in helping them to locate on such
valuable property and in such con
venient locality as Morgan Park for
future homesteads. Mr. Bailey sold
many lots as well as cottages in Mor
gan Park during the past season.
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CHARLES E. STUMP, THE REGULAR
TRAVELING OR TRAMPING COR
RESPONDENT FOR THE BROAD
AX, HAS BEEN SPENDING SOME
TIME, WITH THE HIGH UP PEOPLE
IN TEXAS, LOUISIANA, ARKANSAS
Texarkana, Arlt-Tex. You may
decide that I am the most movingest
man in this country, for when you
think I am at one place I am a thou
sand miles away from there, and be
fore you can say scat I am somewhere
else. I am now thinking about get
ting me a flying machine in order that
I may move just a little swifter. I
want to make me a trip up to Mars
to get acquainted with the people up
there and come back and tell you
about them. I have told you about
people all over this country, and they
tell me that I could make a news
paper writer if I would not use so
much "I" and a little more "you."
I would like to know whose busi
ness it is. I was cut out to be a
farmer, and lived for a long time on
my farm in Kansas, until I was dis
covered by the editor and he asked
me if I would like to write for his
paper, and when I refused he told
me he would make me a riding around
writer, and I accepted,-and if he has
not made me a writer it is his fault
and none of mine, for he promised to
I have been in this place before.
It is right on the line. One side of
it is in Texas and the other side in
Arkansas, and I am on the Arkansas
side, although I have been in Texas,
and my next letter to you will be
from Texas. I find that we are mak
ing wonderful progress, and we are
giving to the world young men who
are really looking upstairs, and who
are going to make the world know
that they have lived and wrought I
have been in company with one since
I have been here, and I am now ready
and willing to doff my hat to him.
Prof. William T. Daniels, supreme
secretary of the Supreme Royal Cir
cle of Friends of the World.
In this city I have a number of
friends, so that Mrs. Mrs. S. A. Mat
this, learned that I was coming to
town, she notified Secretary Daniels,
who is indeed a busy man, and he
hitched up his automobile 'car car
riage, and drove down to the Mis
souri Pacific stage to meet me, so
that when the iron horse pulled up,
he was right there with a broad smile.
one that would rival the Gold Dust
Twins, and I smiled right back at
him. He toted me over to my stop
ping place, and then around town,
landing at his office.
I have already told you that he is
Supreme Secretary to the Supreme
Royal Circle of Friends, and this is
one of the largest and strongest fra
ternal organizations in this country.
I found Mr. Daniels office to be a
veritable bee-hive, and, believe me,
them bee clerks were one more work
ing set They were getting out the
mail, getting ready for the day or
the closing of the day Saturday.
Thousands of dollars had poured into
that office-all day long, and Mr. Dan
iels was getting read' to transfer it
to the supreme treasury, and to Mrs.
Lula Blount the supreme endowment
secretary-treasurer. It was wonder
ful, and I want to congratulate, Prof.
Daniels on the business-like methods
and system he has in his office. One
of the best I have ever seen since I
have been in the world, and you know
your self I have been knocking around
The Royal Circle of Friends was
born in the fertile brains of Dr. R. A.
Williams, whose home at the time
was in Helena, Ark., but now is in
Chicago, I1L I note that Dr. Wil
liams, who is one of the leading phy
sicians in this country, took into his
confidence some friends and decided
on the organization. He studied out
the secret works, and when he was
through, the organization started, and
in a short time it had spread all over
Arkansas. Since then it has been go
ing alf over the country. Dr. R. A.
Williams is called supreme president,
and next to him -is Dr.- R. L. Red
mond, who is supreme vice-president,
and then comes Mrs. Sopa Batson,
supreme governess; W. T. Daniels,
supreme secretary, and L. S. Blount,
Offended His Dignity.
Jim Blue, colored, has resigned as
a Pullman porter on the Central
branch. He resigned In a huff. It
came about this way: One night Jim
was standing on the platform at Con
cordia. Suddenly he slipped and felL
and as be fell he threw his lantern
Ugh Into the air. The enstaee
tiought the lantern was giving tne
highball sign and pulled out of the sta
tion, leaving Jim on the platform. That
peeved Jim and he decided to qulfc
'Bob and I were out sailing w hen tta
boat was capslxed by a sudden shift
lne breeze, writes a correspondent oJ
the Chicago Journal. Wewe
In the water, dinging to the bosBot
proposed. I remember I f
for fear he would let me -drown H
tJer He said "The water Is shalloi
Jf S Ss not bother righting thi
SS We can Just alk to shore.-
assistant supreme secretary; L. B.
Bailey, supreme treasurer, and then
there are others whose names I do
not recall, but they are strong men
and women who make up the official
list and then some of the leading
men and women of the country help
to make up the general membership.
But now let me step back to where
I was when I wrote to you the last
time, and that was in Wheeling, W.
Va,. mingling with educators and oth
ers who were making me enjoy my
self to the highest They were men
and women of high standing, men and
women of worth, and I want to here
take advantage of this opportunity to
express my thanks to Miss Alma R.
Lightfoot, one of the teachers in the
high school and a worker in the Blue
Triangle, Y. W. C A., for inviting
me to come to town, and introducing
me to Rev. S. A. Davenport, the pas
tor of the Baptist church, whose guest
I was during my stay in town. I was
busy all the time I was in this city,
and I have been invited to return
another time, which I may do some
day. I had the pleasure of meeting
the pastors except one, although I
spoke in his church.
In Columbus, Ohio, I spent a few
hours with Secretary Nimrod Allen.
He had just retired from executive
secretary of the Y. M. C A, and had
a new position. I do not understand
just what it is, but it is a high place,
and he is fitted for it Young Allen
stuck to the school room until he got
himself some real education, and now
he is using it to serve others.
Next found me in Wilberforce Uni
versity, where I spent one night with
President John A. Gregg, and I think
I had as a Sedmate one of the next
bishops of the A. M. E. church, Dr.
R. C Ransom, editor of the A. M. E.
church Review. I enjoyed very much
being there, and made a few scatter
ing remarks to the students. But I
went to the greatest business college
in this country for our people, and
tnat is tne department at Wubertorce
under that great trained shorthand
writer, Prof. Charles S. Smith. He is
a practical man, and, honey, he has
turned out some practical men and
women from this department I found
the students there at work making
marks which they called writing, hu
I just decided that they were trying
to make their mark in life. I shall
talk about Dr. Gregg another time,
also Prof. Jenkins, the efficient secre
tary of Wilberforce University. I
have something to tell you about
Dean Gilbert H. Jones in another let
ter. I am now off from Wilberforce,
stopped a few hours in Cincinnati.
From Cincinnati, I beat it over the
B. & O. to St Louis, Mo., and there
I spent some time or a day with that
Prince of Business Men, Prof. Aaron
E. Malone, who has been sick for
sometime, and who is now recovering
from an operation. He was of good
cheer and spirits, and is doing good,
and it will not be long before he will
be a real well man. He has had the
best of physicians and surgeons, and
then he has had the best possible
trained nurses to look after him, and
right by the side of the nurses has
been that genius, Mrs. Annie M. Ma
lone. She is some nurse herself.
Mrs. Malone is at home in any
place filled by woman. She can clean
a house, she can put on an apron
and go in the kitchen and cook any
kind of meal, and then she can roll
up her sleeves and wash and iron,
then she can go in the parlor and
entertain you on the piano, then
she can discuss with you the classics,
but I have never heard of her sing
ing. During the illness of her hus
band she has been under a great
strain, but you could not see it She
has had right by her side that effi
cient secretary, Mrs. M. L. Lansing,
formerly of Washington, D. C
From St Louis to Little Rock, with
Dr. J. A. Booker, and then on to this
place. I am going to step over into
Texas from here to be with Bishop
W. D. Johnson in conference. I am
going to Hot Springs.
CHARLES E. STUMP.
Greenland Tenth Century Find.
Greenland was discovered and
earned about the end of the Tenth
century by a Kprseman, who estab
lished a colony there.
Old Tbsatsrs 1 Lsntfsn. ,
London stfil contains two bulldlnss
that witnessed, the performance of
Shakespeare's "plays during Shake
speare's life the Middle Temple hall
and the hall of Gray's Inn.
Softest Known Woe.
Trees belonging to the genus Jacara
tta, growing In tropical America, ara
remarkable for their soft wood. AfUfr
part of the bark 1b cut away a macheta
oaa be shoTed to the center of the
trank with ease. The wood, when
fresh, can be cut Into blocks with a
knife, as ose would cat up panslpa
or turnips. As the wood dries. It
efcrlnks to a small fraction e Us
HAMPTON INSTITUTE HONORS
Armistice Program Includes Unveil
ing of Tablet to Fallen Heroes of
Three Races Negro and Indian
Ex-Service Men Pay Tributes to
Their Races Dr. J. E. Gregg, Prin.
cipal of Hampton Institute, Speaks
on Present-Day Heroes - John
Weymouth Delivers Principal Ad
By Win. Anthony Avery.
Hampton, Va November. "The
world's greatest heroes are not those
who have hungered and thirsted for
fame," declared Dr. James E. Gregg,
principal of the Hampton Institute,
in his Armistice Day address, which
was delivered at the unveiling, in the
vestibule of the Memorial Church, of
a handsome bronze tablet "in memory
of the men from Hampton Institute
who died in the World War."
Hampton Men Who Died.
LIEUT. RALPH T. NEAL,
Entered the service Dec. 10, 1917,
23rd Infantry, 2nd Division,
Blanc, Mont, Oct 3, 1918.
Awarded the Croix de Guerre with
Palm "for conspicuous gallantry
SERGT. RUFUS C STOKES,
Class of 1917.
Camp Upton, N. Y., March 19, 1918.
SERGT STEVAN R. YOUNG,
21st Tr. Bn.
Class of 1914.
Camp Lee, Va Jan. 29, 1918.
SERGT. HARRISON A. WRIGHT,
France, Oct 10, 1918.
CORP. WALDRON S. FRANCE,
12th Tr. Bn.
Camp Sherman, Ohio, Oct 10, 1918.
CORP. JOSEPH METOXEN,
9th Am. Tr.
Camp McClellan, Ala., Jan. 11, 1919.
CHARLES W. BAILEY,
Camp Devens, Mass., Sept 25, 1918.
SAMUEL H. BOOKER,
152nd Dep. Bg.
Camp Upton, N. Y., Oct 10, 1918.
BOOKER T. W. GRIFFIN,
France, Dec 26, 1918.
MARIUS C LEMON,
France, Oct 16, 1918.
REOMEO T. LETSINGER,
France, June 7, 1919.
Who Are Heroes?
"The greatest heroes," declared Dr.
Gretre. "are those who. day by day.
have seen the next duty clearly, and
have done it faithfully, even unto
death. The eleven soldiers whom we
commemorate today were men of this
sort They were simply doing what
was expected of them when death met
them. These men were brave, pa
tient, thoughtful of others, loyal to
their country, mindful of their God.
They were obedient to the vision of
truth and justice which they had won
in this school They represent the
Hampton fellowship of three races
serving together for the good of all,
for the cause of God's righteousness,
peace and good-will.
"The students of Hampton Insti
tute," said John Weymouth, a well-
known white attorney of Hampton,
"met their obligations like men. They
lived up to worthy traditions. They
simply acted in war as they had been
taught to act in peace." Mr. Wey
"The Armistice did not end the
fight It may have ended the Great
War, but it did not end the great
fight in which all of us do and should
take part the fight of truth against
error, of right against wrong, of faith
against infidelity, of good against
Ex-Service Men Speak.
William M. Hubbard, of Richmond,
Va., colored student at Hampton In
stitute, who served in France, out
lined the loyal and unfailing service
of Negro soldiers from the days of
the American Revolution to the World
War. William F. Tyndall, an Omaha
Indian from Nebraska, who entered
Hampton recently, following his serv
ice overseas for eighteen months as
a truck driver with battle experience,
described the services of Indian sol
diers and officers and paid tribute to
the Indians' willingness to serve even
when they did not all enjoy the priv
ileges of citizenship.
evolution of Writing.
The earliest Greek Inscriptions were
written from right to left Next came
the method called "boustbopheaon," in
which the written lines run alternately
from left to rirht or vice versa, irast
ly, writing from left to right became
Christopher Columbus' Big Crop.
The American sugar .crop, which
now goes all over the world, was
planted by Christopher Columbus. On
his second trip to this country ha
planted the sugar cane at Santo Domingo.-
Ir was the first crop to be
grown In the new world and one which
has grown each year.
Persian Ferris Wheel.
The Ferris wheel of Bagdad Is built
of long poles attached to a heavy long
erossplece; on the ends of the pole
rude wooden chairs are placed, In
which the i lovers of excitement art
strapped, while by man power the
revolution is made, the rider getting
a tabloid thrill of the real Ferris
FAVORITE SHADES- FOR HATS
Fuchsia Tints Prominent In Display
of Millinery Drooping Feather
to Be Seen Again.
Lovely and varied are fuchsia
shades seen In the autumn display of
millinery. American Beauty, too.
bright and becoming, takes a promi
nent place. Shapes are large and
small alike. In trimmlnp there are
beads and embroidery", and the high
front effect Is quite noticeable.
There are modifications of the trl
corn shape, and Spanish effects in
trlmmlncs that Include dansllnc
earrings. The drooping feather will'
be seen again this winter. Even kid is
included in the trimmings, one very
attractive shape of navy blue velvet
having kid morning glories In blue
covering the upturned brim. A large
picture hat Is charming in fuchsia
shades, with panne velvet facings in
lighter shade. French velvet flowers
are fastened round the graceful,
slightly drooping brim. Spanish
draped effects are also featured, and
delicate figured veils will be much
worn. A graceful hut is a toque of
fuchsia duvetyn, with a glycerined o
trlch feather mount
That Sunday School Classl
Wishing to become acquainted with
the methods of her predecessor, a
young woman who taught a Sunday
school class for the first time asked
the group of bright-faced six-year-olds
what the lesson had been the previous
Sunday. Silence prevailed for a mo
ment Then a snub-nosed urchin
waved has hand frantically and when
granted permission to speak, answered :
"It was about burning the bugs In the
church. Conversation with the former
teacher afterwards revealed that tho
lesson bad been "Burning Incense In
Freddie had come Into possession
of a dog something he had always
wanted. He and the dog were Insep
arable. Conrad asked him to his birth
day party. He hesitated, but finally
said: "I'd like to go first rate. If I
can take my dog along. Where I go
he goes. It's Just like we were twins."
Superstition Protects Spider.
There are traditions that hold the
spider sacred. The French have a
motto presaging bad luck for him who
kills a spider In the morning; and
there are old rhymes and warnings
that those who wish to live and pros
per will spare the life of this animul
It Is not an Insect, as most of us used
to believe until entomologists In'onned
us to the contrary.
Ancient Roman Empire.
The Roman empire during the relgi.
ef Augustus is supposed to have con
tained 100.000.000 Inhabitants, half of
whom were slaves. It included tin
modern countries of Portugal. Spain.
France, Belgium, western Holland,
Rhenish Prussia, parts of Badeu, Wur
temberg and Bavaria, Switzerland,
Itajy, the Tyrol, the former Aus
trian empire proper, western Hungary,
Croatia, -Siavonla, Turkey In Europe,
Greece, Asia Minor. Syriu, Palestine,
Egypt, Tripoli, Tunis, Algeria, and
most of Morocco.
The value of a single man or woman
of open mind. Independent judgment
and moral courage, who requires to
be convinced and refuses to be cajoled,
is only concerned to be right and not
rrniH to he sincular. deferring to
reason but not to rank, true to their
own self, and therefore not false to
any man the value of such a man or
woman, I say. Is priceless; a nation of
such would leaven and regenerate the
world. Professor James Ward.
Phono Drexel 7345 J Office Hours
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Sundays By 2 p.m. to 4
Appointment 6 p. m. to 8
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MILES J. DEYINE
ATTeWCBT AT LAW
SUITE SIS-US KXAPSS BLK.
Clark aad Wiilitngtm Streets
WATCH IT GROW
Your first deposit ia your bank
book need not be more than 41.
Many a rich man has started his
fortune oa that.
Come and get a bank-book today!
Put this week's span earnings into
your book! Start your income to
growing 1 Why not now 7
La SaXta mmd Jacfaaoa
Unique Frieze. -
A remarkable example of the us'
of sculpture to Illustrate scientific
facts Is the frieze on the exterior of .
the New. Institute of Human Palaeon
tology, In Paris, carved by Constant
Roux. It depicts scenes from the life
of primitive humanity, some of the
subjects being reconstructions of pre
historic periods, while others repre
sent contemporary life among un
Colonial furniture, as found In the
home of our Puritan forefathers, was
an adaptation of the best types of
English furniture. In it we find the
Influence of Chippendale. Hepple-,
white and of Sheraton three names
that lead In the history of English -furniture.
Getting License in Spain.
Each applicant for an automobile
driver's license in Spain must get a
certificate of good conduct from his
mayor. He must be able to read and
write. His hearing, eyesight and gen
eral health must be good, and he must
show the government inspector that he
Cause of Hot Winds.
An intensely dry, hot wind called the
"zonda," which blows down from the
Andes on the plains of Argentina,
was formerly thought to owe Its heat
to volcanoes. It Is really a "foehn,
such as occurs in Switzerland and
many other mountain countries,
where winds, robbed of their moisture'
In crossing the mountains, are heated
by compression during their descent.
Japanese "Animal Holidays."
As we left Matsue, Japan, by
teamer, an agriculturist on board the
vessel told me of the custom of giving
holidays to oxen and horses. The vil
lagers carefully brash their animals,
decorate them, and lead them to pas
ture where, tethered to rings attached
to a long rope, "they may graze to
gether pleasantly. J. W. Robertson
Scott In the London Dally Telegraph.
Jackrabblt Something of a Puzzle.
The Jackrabblt thrives In the seml
arid regions of the West, frequently
found in places remote from any
visible water supply and scant growth
of green vegetation. But that the rab
bits are fond of succulent herbs Is
evident by the raids they make on
grain and alfalfa fields, and vegetable
Study the Golden Rule.
Man Is his own worst enemy large
ly because he does not do by others
as he would be done by himself. He
may not realize It, but the more he
studies the Golden Rule the more be
will find therein relating to correct
Finger Nails Vary In Growth.
No two finger nails on our bands
grow at the same rate. The nail on
the middle finger grows faster than
any other, while the thumb nail is of
Sun Grows Five Miles In 100 Years,
The diameter of the sun Increases
five miles in a century. Its present
distance across Is 800,000 miles.
You Never Can Tell, Sir.
Western Papei" "Miss Alice Somer
by and William B. Wave, both of this
town, were married Tuesday. 'Alice
gets a permanent wave,' comments J.
C." Boston Transcript.
Dried Orange Peel.
Dried orange peeling Is an excellent
preventive of moths and produces no
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Phone Kcawood 5611
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