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CHARLES E. STUMP, THE REGULAR
FOR THE BROAD AX, HAS BEEN
SPENDING CONSIDERABLE TIME
IN TRAVELING THROUGH TEXAS
AND OKLAHOMA AND FEASTING
ON THE BEST IN THE LAND.
Athens, Texas. The -world is xnov
,Bg along, and I hare been doing
jojne moving myself, but I am going
to spend a few days in Guthrie seeing
t them bugs and other things. I
jj, going to the Park Sanitarium
jjxt week to be patched up in part,
0d then I am going to make it right
on to Dr. George Cleveland Hall,
one of the greatest physicians and
surgeons in this country, and I am
not saying a word about race or
The time is coming when this coun
try of ours will see that there is no
color m professions, no color in
thonght, no color in brains. A physi
cian is a physician, and lie is not re
qoired to know the white body or the
colored body, Jwhite medicine or col
ored medicine, - but the human body
ra composition, in make-up in all is
the same, whether it be white or
black, and the medicine that it takes
to aid the broken-down parts of the
human body will work on all the same.
The Epsom, soldier dust will touch
os all alike, and the same is true with
all the other drugs, including poison.
I have never known any of the dis
eases to draw the color line, and per
haps may never. Smallpox is small
pox, and we all stay clear of it. But
we do not have as many deaths as
we used to have from smallpox, be
cause the people are learning how to
treat it and how to get rid of them
eating bugs. But then I have a few
things to say to you this week, and
when I am through I will turn my at
tention to a few other things.
I am down here, although when I
wrote to you the last time I was in
Hot Springs, or up and down that
way, and I left there because I did
not want to get burned, and made
my way to Hope, Ark, where I spent
a day or two, at least one night and
a part of "the daytbe gucstof Prof.
and Mrs. H. C Yerger. Protf Yerger
is principal of the public school there
and his wife is one of the teachers,
and there is some hustling in the
school in this man's town. They are
jest getting right down to business.
I was delighted to see how the peo
ple are pushing things in town, and
what is being done for humanity. I
just looked and looked and decided
that there is some good in the world.
There I found Miss Plaintevigne
leaching domestic science and domes
ticated arts or something like that.
She is a first-class teacher and was
at Southern University last year, and
here this year. She has a night class
of the older women of the town and
the? are ecttine real eood results. I
was delighted to note the interest she
is taking in the work. She comes
from a teaching family. Her father
was shot to death while teaching in
Louisiana some years ago, and her
mother has educated the girl and
now both of them are teaching,' and
working together just like sisters.
They are devoted to each other.
But let me leave the school and
tdl you that Bishop William Decker
Johnson and his -ife have been to
gether for thirty long years, Decan
ter 3, and they celebrated that event
here in this city. All of the confer
ences of Texas joined in this celebra
tion and it was xrae. of the finest
events everwitnessed in this section
f the country, and he and bis wife
were just showered with presents.
It was one more wedding celebra
tion and to me it looked like the first
tinie getting married,' but it was not
Bishop A. J. Carey came all the way
from Chicago to perform the cere
COL. HENRY LINCOLN JOHN
SON. REPUBLICAN CANDI
DATE FOR RECORDER OF
DEEDS FOR THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA, LAID OUT
STIFF AND COLD BY TOM
WATSON OF GEORGIA.
Last week. the Republican United
States Senate refused to confirm
the appointment -of CoL Henry Lin
e's Johnson, -Republican National
Committeeman of Georgia, for Rc-4
torder of Deeds for the District of
Colombia, owiag to the fact ' that: old
aossback Thomas Watson, United
Sutes Senator from Georgia, a south
n dyed-in-therwool Democrat, did
not want a 'colored -man elevated to
J kind of a. political position, and
8 President Harding and the Repub
Kcn Senators want to be gtnded by
Tom Watson, who raaks amosg he
" rabid Negro haters in lfiis,.coBn-
and turn their backs npon the
ttlve million Colored people who
mony, and there were other visitors,
xor l was right here myself, although
I was a kind of country rube, yet I
was with the crowd and had the
pleasure of being with the big crowd,
and yon could tell me from all the
others for I did not have on them
good clothes like the others, yet I was
a guest The next thing I do is that
I am going to try to get hold of some
money and buy me a new suit and a
red tie. I wish I could get these
things for Christmas, yet I have been
informed that there are going to be
some presents sent me for Christmas.
I have before me now a letter asking
where I would like to have my Christ
mas gift sent, and to all such ques
tions I would "reply, send to 5922
Aberdeen street, Chicago, Illinois, for.
I expect to be there for that event
But now back to that wedding cele
bration. It was made up a full fledged
wedding party: Bishop and Mrs.
Johnson, bride and groom; Mrs. L.
M. Hughes and Mrs. T. M. Jones,
matrons of honor; Mrs. V. A. John
son, maid of honor; Mrs. A. W. Wil
liams, Mesdames S. J. Johnson, Ellen
Johnson, S. D. Butler, bridesmaids;
Dr. S. L. Sims, best man; Revs G. B.
Young, W. O. Boyd, R. S. Jerkins,
W. E. McGrew, H. A. Carr, President
K. L. Williams and Dean Johnson.
groomsmen. Prior to the entrance
of the bridal party, led by Paul Qumn
Quartet, the chorus sang, "AH for
You." . The ceremony was performed
by Bishop A. J. Carey, of Chicago.
Following .tfyt, ceremony was the
work of the znasrcr of ceremonies for
the bridal party was seated in the
church, and Prof. L. B. Kincheon
acted as master of ceremonies, having
full charge of the program which was
Dorris Rinto Norvel, of Kansas Gty,
the music teacher at -Paul Qujnn col
lege. Then followed representatives
from the various conferences as fol
lows: Texas annual conference, "Bis
hop Johnson as We Know Him,"
RcvJ P. C Hunt; West Texas annual
conference, "Bishop Johnson as a
friend," Rev. J. M. Johnson; North
east Texas annual conference, "Bis
hop Johnson as a Man," Rev. A. G.
Winn; Central Texas annual confer
ence, "Bishop Johnson as a Preacher,"
Rev. J. W. McDade; North Texas
annual conference, "Bishop Johnson
as an Expansionist," "Rev. J. H.
Smith; Northwest annual conference,
"Bishop Johnson as a Big Brother,"
Rev. K. N. Hardiman; the confer
ences at-large, "Bishop Johnson, the
Man of the Hour," Prof. A. S. Jack
son, mere were inree-minmc wiju
by the following: Revs. W. R. Beam
er, C R. Walker, S. H. Alexander,
J. R. M. Lee, J. L. Moseley, J. E.
Edwards, J. E. Roy and L. M. Pen
lergraff. Then followed the banquet The
following was the menu: Johnson
and Carey cocktail, olives, Texas
roasted turkey with gravey, cranberry
sauce, celery, English peas, Rankin
bread, chocolate with marshmallows,
ice cream, assorted-cake, mints.
Sunday afternoon the courthouse
was crowded with members of both
races to hear a wonderful sermon by
Bishop William D. Johnson, and it
was a great big meeting, believe me,
and he spoke right out in church.
Both of us got happy and I mean
by v that white folks and black folks.'
I think I will have to stop right
now ana turn aucnuon "
CHARLES E. STUMP.
assisted to boost them into offices,
then the Colored people -all over this
country should band themselves to
gether and assist to vote every iasi
one of them out of office.
SPECIAL ADVANCE ; JJOTICE.
Commencing Saturday, December
17. the Christmas issue of The Broad.
Ax; Beatrice E. Lee, 52S9 South
Dearborn street; a graduate of the
Chicago University; will contribute
her first article on "Gay Pans
. Fdr and every article will make
interesting and instructive reading.
She spent almost two years in ura.u.,
the Old World.
Mr.- SaSdv-JSV. Trice, the well
knowBehiefortheTlediCaps at the
Twelfth street Illfeou .Central ora
tion, has been" unanimously, elected
rice president otme.Boaro. oi lec
tors of tne MetrokanCommariity;
Dr. R. R. Moton, of Tuskegee Insti
tute Pleads for Simple Justice
HOPEFUL REPORTS GIVEN
Important Problems Must Be Solved
Through Inter-Racial Co
operation Hampton, Va. The recent joint
meeting of the Negro Organization
Society of Virginia and the Negro
Teachers' Association of Virginia,
held in Danville for four days,
brought into clear view the fact that
a large proportion of the colored
population of Virginia is pulling to
gether with vigor and determination
for "Better Schools, Better Health,
Better Homes, and Better Farms."
Dr. Robert R. Moton, principal of
Tuskegee Institute and honorary
president of the Negro Organization
Society, spoke at the closing meeting
on '"Inter-Racial Good-will and Co
operation." He said:
Plea for Simple Justice
JWe are asking no special favors or
considerations not enjoyed by other
worthy American citizens, but we do
honestly and earnestly ask that the
Negro be. given, under the law, writ
ten as well as unwritten, every
chance, every right, and every privi
lege of other American citizens, no
more and no less; that the Negro, as
well as other citizens, be tried by the
constituted legal tribunals; that the
sections of the city and country
where he fives as well cared for as
other sections, both as to streets,
seweraee facilities, lights, 'police pro
tection, good roads; that ample facil
ities he provided for the eaucauon pi
his children. Inasmuch as his chil
dren are expected to be law-abiding
ana useiui citizens nu -. - -
der the same conditions as other citi-
-zens, they should have equal train
ing. It is most encouraging io rac.
knowing Southern conauioos "
Texas to ilaryiand, to noic mt .
ing feeling and determination ,on the
part of the white people of the South
that Jie Negro should have such a
chance. Conditions along me "nc
to which I have referred are very
rapidly moving in the direction that
is so earnestly desired.
"In the last analysis the Negro
loves this country. He loves the
South, and believes in ana inorouSy
appreciates the Southern white nan.
The Southern white man neneves m
and loves the Negro, whatever some
other members of both races, m ex
citable; thoughtless moments, may
sometimes say to the contrary.
"I believe and I know that there is
patience enough democracy eriougn
and Christianity enough to enable us
hath to live aad work and prosper
and serve each other and our country
and we are going w au
Programs Holds Aocncnccs
,w Harrr Wooding, mayor of
Danville. g4veihese two colored or-
-.:fini a cordial message
CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER
HON. ROBERT E. CROWE
The Little Fighting State's Attorney of Cook County Who Should
Have Absolute Control of a Sufficient Number of Policemen or
Deputy Sheriffs to Aid Him to Suppress the Two Hundred
Gambling Dens, Which Are Now Flourishing in This City and to
Check All Other Crimes and to Land the Big and Little Red
Handed Criminals Behind the Bars at Joliet, Illinois.
greeting in Calvary Baptist Church,
of which the Rev. Dr. G. W. Goode
is the pastor. Prof. I. W. Taylor
spoke on behalf of the professional
men. Prof. D. G. Jacox, of Norfolk,
president of the Negro State Teach
ers Association, and Major Allen
Washington, president the Negro
Organization Society, spoke briefly.
Responses to the addresses of wel
come were made by Prof. M. W.
Connor for the teachers and by Rev.
J. M. Jeffress, president of the United
Order of Moses, for the Negro Or
Lorenzo C White reported that, as
field agent, he had traveled over 10,
000 miles, had visited 150 school
leagues, and had given over 175 talks
in churches, to fraternal societies and
other groups relative to the con
structive program of the Negro Or
Prof. John R. Curtis discussed the
question, "Are Elementary Schools
Measuring Up to Requirements?"
The industrial supervising teachers
discussed their problems in relation
to the work of the secondary schools
"Education Is Basis of Progress"
Dr. James E. Gregg, principal of
Hampton Institute, in his address on
"Education as a Basis of Progress,"
paid a warm tribute to the sane lead
ership which these two important
colored Virginia organization repre
sent, and outlined the interdepend
ence of the races. 'It is obvious, he
said, "that in most of the communi
ties of Virginia and of the South
the welfare of the colored people de
pends largely upon the welfare, the
intelligence, and the character of the
white people upon the relations, and
especially the spiritual relations, the
feeline. between the two races." He
added: "Thoroughness, thoughtful
ness, thankfulness, I would name as
prime characteristics of the good
Hopeful Reports Are Given
The reports from field workers
were most encouraging. They show
ed that more and better schoolhouses
have been built, that' school terms
have been materially extended, that
better-trained and better-paid teach
ers have been secured, and that peo
ple have been learning t6 co-operate
more effectively to improve commu
Secretary S. D. Spady, of the Vir
ginia 5tate Inter-Racial Committee,
gave some interesting details of inter
racial co-operation throughout the
'Miss Agnes Randolph, a' Southern
white woman who has long shown a
deep interest in helping colored peo
ple to help themselves, made a vigor
ous, sympathetic appeaJfor Statewide
co-operation in fifighting tubcrcolosis
and developing the work of the col
ored sanatorium at Burkeville.
Hon. Harris Hart,. State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, ex
pressed his willingness to coroperate
with colored leaders In securing for
every child in Virginia the chance
for an education.
Work Still To Be Done
The executive committee of the
Negro Organization Society, after re
viewing with thanksgiving the prog'
ress which has already been made in
Vircmia. called attention to some
present-day needs: (1) The improve
ment of many schools, especially
schools in the rural districts; (2) The
establishment of a Negro college of
first grade for the training of high
school teachers; (3) The establish
ment of a second normal school for
colored youth so as to give teacher
training to prospective Virginia
teachers; (4) The better protection of
Negro health through the improve
ment of housing conditions and the
sanitary care of streets, railroad sta
tions, cars, etc.; and (5) The protec
tion of citizens against all forms of
nob violence and Ku Kluxism.
The committee expressed its confi
dence in the work of the Industrial
Home for Colored Girls and the
Manual Training School for Boys,
both of which institutions are now
financed and controlled by the State.
The committee urged colored peo
ple to buy land, build homes, develop
farms and make the country interest
ing and attractive for those who live
there. It also urged the colored peo
ple of Virginia to help uphold the
prohibition laws of the State.
Madam lAo Hardin of New York
City and Newport, R. L, will give a
fashion review at the Avenue Theatre
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
evenings, Dec. 14, 15 and 16.
Madam Leo Hardin of New York
City, who is well known in this, city.
who resided in it some years ago;
who is one of the most fashionable
and up-to-date modistes in the United
States, will on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday evenings, Dec 14, 15 and
16, conduct a real live fashion show
or review at the Avenue Theatre, In
diana Ave., near 31st St
Twelve to fifteen beautiful live
models, with a gorgeous display of
the most beautiful and expensive
gowns, and headgear ever beheld any
where, all created by the hands of
Maflam Leo herself, will greatly de
light the many hundreds of ladies
who will be present to witness the re
view on the nights mentioned above.
Madam Leo has created one of the
most artistic hats that can be found
in Chicago, which will be presented
to the most popular lady, cither on
Thursday or Friday evening.
The Fashion Show, or Review, will
undoubtedly be one of the greatest
attractions- ever held in that theatre.
and Mr. Tom Norman, manager of
the, Avenue Theatre, is amply pre
pared to take care of the large
crowds which will flock to it each
Aside from the Fashion Show, or
Review, four other big acts will be
on the billboard, and the price of the
admission to all parts -of the house
will be the same as at the present
time. - .
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON-CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
By Angelina Grimke. Published by
The Cronbill Company, Park
Street, Boston. Price $1.50. Post-
..age 10 cents.
Negro literature is lacking in
drama. One great play has been
written for the Negro, "The Em
peror Jones," by the celebrated play
wright, Eugene O'Neil, and Ridgeley
Torrence, the poet, has given us three
lovely poetic bits of drama: "Granny
Maumee." "The Rider of Dreams"
and "Simon, the Cyrene." The col
ored people themselvets, except in'
musical comedy and farce, have not
turned to dramatic expression until
very recently, when Miss Angelina
Grimke presents us with her three
act play "Rachel."
"Rachel" reads extremely well. It
does not rely upon situation and
"business," but is Ibsen-like in its
realism. One wonders a little why
Miss Grimke on her title page did not
use the quotation that marks the sig
nificance of her heroine's name:
Rachel weeping for her children be
cause they were not I he play is
laid in a northern city and shows a
widow with her son and daughter
growing up in as favorable conditions
as one can expect to find in the
United States and yet weighted down
by the tragedy of color. Rachel her
self we see first as a girl of fifteen,
bright and happy, a little tomboyish,
with an intense love for children. The
maternal feeling is the deepest part
of her nature. We see her a young
woman in the next act, falling in love
and promising to marry the hero of
the play who is the least convincing
character in it Then through the
suffering of the little child whom she
and her mother have adopted, Rachel
begins to feel with terrible intensity
the tragedy of life in the colored
world. This part of the play is most
MEETING OF THE URBAN
Five years ago, when the Chicago
Urban League was in its infancy,
many people were doubtful about its
prospects of permanence. Most peo
ple realized that the work which it
proposed to do was needed, but their
prior experience with so many short
lived organizations naturally affected
their expectations about this one.
However, the League is now prepar
ing to render the fifth annual account
of its activities. Reports will be
given by Walter J. Greenebaum,
treasurer, and T. Arnold Hill, execu
tive secretary. A program will fol
low in which Mrs. Bertha Evans-Ty-ree
will sing and Mr. Donald Hay
wood will play one of his latest com
positions. The principal speaker of the eve
ning will be Mr. Charles Zueblin, a
lecturer of national prominence, who
is very large hearted and sympathetic
toward any who are struggling for.
justice and fair play.
The meeting was -held at the. Lin
coln Center, 700 Oakwood boulevard,
last evening and it was largely at
tended. HELL WILL BE FULL
Naked Church Women
Marion, Ohio. Marion society has
been stirred over an attack on present
day fashions by Harry James, evan
gelist, former Columbus theatre
owner, now conducting a revival here.
"Women will go to church with
scarcely enough on in winter to
cover their nakedness and in summer
with furs up to their ears' and try
to'make people believe they have real
religion," said Mr. James.
"You cannot give card parties, at
tend dances and do other like things
during the week and then heartily J
greet God Sunday morning and bid
him good night at the close of the
day, go out and perhaps never give
a thought to Hun during the .re
mainder of the week. Hell will be
full of such people." .
We think the evangelist made a
mistake in telling about hell and
naked women. ' If tbey go to hell,
there will surely not be standing
room for the men who will trail
down there looking for them. As
one cornfed chicken said' recently,
"When God made Adam and Eve heef'the season.
exquisitely done. One cannot get
away from this new "Cry of the chil
dren," and one understands the end
ing when the woman, who cares for
nothing so much as to have children
of her own, sends away her lover.
In the last act Rachel, alone now,
hears the child she has brought into
her home sobbing in his dreams. As
she listens she weeps for her own
children that are never to be. "My
little children; my little children! I
shall never see your dimples every
whereyour laughter your tears
the beautiful, lovely feel of your love.
(Beats her hands against her heart).
Never, never, to be. But you are
somewhere and wherever yon are
you are mine. AH of you! Every bit
of you! Even God can't take you
away! My little children No more
neea you come to me weeping,
weeping. You may be happy now
you are safe."
The play is a beautiful piece of art,
and we hope will mark the beginning
of a series of great dramatic works
by colored writers. Negro citizens
have declared it too pessimistic.
Whether this be true or not, it is un
fortunate that a work of art should
be judged from the viewpoint of
propaganda. The Negro today is uni
fortunately at a period in his devel
opment when he is apt to look upon
everything written about him over
sensitively. Thus the Emperor Jones
has been severely criticiszed because
its hero has committed murder and
throughout the play displays great
fear. Supposing Shakespeare had
been ' thus shackled by" the critics of
his time and had been unable to por
tray the character of Macbeth! But
if Rachel seems too pessimistic to
the colored world, I have found it a
noble piece of propaganda among the
whites. Its central figure is life-like-and
infinitely appealing. It has made
its readers think, and that, after all,
is the most important thing that a
book can do.
gave them no clothing. The devil
as really the cause of dressing being
introduced. What's the use of clothes,
if your shape is shapely? Ex.
TWO WOMEN ACCUSE RICH
ARTIST OF ATTEMPTED RAPE
New York. Alexander A. Mac
Arthur, 28. artist and foster son of
John H. MacArthur, wealthy con
tractor, has been locked up as a fugi
tive from New Jersey.
In a lineup of detectives, civilians,
and two agents of the Department of
Justice, MacArthur wwas identified by
Miss Mary Louise Bradshaw, 19, a
student at the Montclair Normal
school, as the man who attempted to
rape her on September 17. Then
Mrs. Helen O'Neill, the mother of
five children, picked him out as the
man who attempted the same crimi-
nal assault on her on October 19.
Both cases occurred on the moun- -tain
road between Cedar Grove and
gMontclair, N. J. His foster parents'
sumumer nome is near oy.
If Col. Alexander A. MacArthur
had been a colored man the daily
newspapers would have had printed
him and his revolting crimes clear '
across the front pages of their news
papers, so it. seems after all .that it
all depends upon whose ox is gored.
THE APPOMATTOX CLUB.
At the annual election held Decem
ber 3, S. A. T. Watkfns was re-elected
president Alex Motley was added to
the board of directors. The dub wfll
observe its 21st Birthday with a din
ner and program Wednesday, Decem
ber 14. Hon. E. H. -Wright will be
master of ceremonies and among the
speakers will be Aldermen Jackson,
and Anderson, Cbf. Franklin A. Deni-
son and Alva L. Bates.
A Citizens' Defense Corcmittee'has '
been organized by the Civics Com-
mittee of the dub. This committee
will undertake a very impqrtant 'Race.
matter at once. The public will EeaS
some good results from it in the near'
future. .' - .
' An interesting billiard tournament!
is under way; Many members aire
taking part and each night acts- the
billiard room filled.
The monthly musical program, war.
be resumed after the first of the year,.; '
Hon. J. Gray Lucas pIansi.some1m
cresting programs JoyAe,. reminder
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