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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 192L
Mr; and Mrs. Jesse Binga Gave Their Delightful Annual Brilliant
Twilight Party, At The Vincennes Hotel, 36th Street and Vincennes
Avenue, Monday Evening. It Was By Far the Most Homelike and
I FjnifvcrsihiA Srtniol
Best Class of Colored Citizens.
MR. JULIUS N. AVENDORPH WAS
MASTER OF CEREMONIES, AND'AS
USUAL, EVERYTHING IN, CONNEC
TION WITH THE TWILIGHT PARTY
WAS CONDUCTED RIGHT UP TO
MISS MARIAN HARRISON CHARMED
THE INVITED GUESTS BY SWEET
LY SINGING "TWILIGHT MEM
ORIES." MR. FRANK B. WARING IMPERSON
ATED SANTA CLAUS AND EACH
GUESTS PRESENT WAS PRESENT
ED WITH A CHRISTMAS TOKEN BY
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE PLEASANT
AND DELIGHTFUL LONG-TO-BE-
BY JULIUS F. TAYLOR.
Monday cycnmg, .Mr, Jesse Binga,
President of the Binga State Bank of
Chicago and his lovable wife, Mrs.
Jesse Binga, gave their annual bril
liant twilight party at the Vincennes
Hotel, and no expense was spared to
make it . the most elaborate and
oniqne social function so far held
among the cream of the four hun
dred social leaders oi the Afro-Americans
in this city.
The Twilight party began prompt
ly at 5:30! p. m., and ran at full speed
under the guiding hand of Mr. Julius
X. Avendorph, master of ceremonies,
who is past master, in the art of con
ducting up-to-date social functions,
rata 11 o'clock.
At the first named hour, the- in
vited guests began to roll .up in front
oi the Vincennes Hotel, in autos and
taxis. A canopy extended from the
sidewalk to the main entrance of the
hotel, the sidewalk and steps were"
covered with carpet. J
The main dining room was used
for dancinc: ihr- small dininsr room
off from it, was' used for serving thc-J
Rncsts and Brawley served the re
freshments in a most lavish manner.
On the east side front of the dining
room. Prof. Charles Elgar's famous
or celebrated orchestra, ' which was
completely concealed behind huge
Palms, dispensed real New Orleans
La-, jazz music, throughout the even
ing. On the west side of the dining
room, near the main entrance,. a IowH
Platform had been constructed and on
"t stood Mr. and 'Mrs. Binga, and Mr.
d Mrs. N. C Langston, and as the
Picsts entered they were presented
to them by Mr. Julius -N. Avendorph.
ilrs. Binga wore one of the most
costly gowns, which could be created
by the most fashionable and 'artistic
modiste. It consisted of imported'
Harding Blue Silk covered with
spangled net; black ostrich fan, dia
mond ornaments. Mrs. Binga, who
kas been one. of our best friends for
many years,, looked-exceedingly sweet
and very charming andshe was .su
premely happy ..while chattingwith
ner many guests.
Every once in a while "the "dancing
would come to a halt, and new nov
elties would he introduced. Miss
Parian Harrison sweetly sang, Twi
J'ght Memories." She was followed
V sixteen pupils of Mrs.' Hazel
Thompson Davis, who -danced ever
so nice with much, ease and grace, re
sembling little white winged fairies,
completely captivating the guests of
In the south- end of the "dining
rom stood a large . Christmas tree,
which was loaded down with pres
ets and Mr. Frank B. Waring as
Santa CUus, requested all the guests
to form in line and promooade past
toe Christmas tree, presenting each
one with a Christmas token at. the
conclusion of which on behalf of Mr.
and Mrs. Binga, he wished all present
"a Happy New Year."
Miss Mary Dawson, represented
Rebecca at the Well, and all evening
she was kept busy in serving cooling
Being strictly formal, all the gen
tlemen present wore full dress even
ing suits, high black silk hats and so
on and as far as the dear sweet ladies
are concerned, it is safe to say that
at no time in the history' of tTHs great
city has there appeared as many ele
gantly gowned and extremely beauti
ful and charming ladies or butterflies
as was present at the Binga Twilight
party. They fully represented all the
bewitching or enchanting shades or
colorings in the beautiful rainbow;,
many of them being ablaze with dia
monds and other rare and costly -brilliant
jewels, diming the eyes of the
onlookers to behold them.
With pleasure'it must be said that
it was one of the most homelike and
enjoyable social functions that the
writer has attended for many a day
for with few exceptions everybody
present knew everybody and that
made it so pleasant and homelike.
Dr. and Mrs. U. Grant Dailey, Mrs.
A. H, Roberts, Mrs Ida B Wells Bar
nctt, Capt and Mrs, R. A. J. Shaw.
Mr. and Mrs. F. B: Waring, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Stanton Brown, Mrs.Wm.
Larry, Miss Estelle L. Arnold, Col.
Otis B. Duncan of Springfield, Illi
nois, Col. and Mrs. John R. Mar
shall, Maud Cuncy Hare of Boston,
Mass., W- H. Richardson of Boston,
Mrs. Bert A. Williams of New York
City, Dr. A. Wilbcrforce Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. George, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert S. Abbott, Dr. and
Mrs. Binga Dismond, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C Casey, Prof, and Mrs. Samuel
I. 'Lee, Miss Beatrice E. Lee, who
has lately returned from Paris,
rv..,,.. -trhrrtrshc. soent the past fwo
! years, whose interesting articles are
appearing each week in tne comma
of this newspaper, Dr. and Mrs.
Spencer C Dickerson, Mr. and -Mrs.
John HI Coleman, Miss Helen
Adams, Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Rob
erts. Mrs. Dolly Jennings, Dr. and
Mrs. Albert Johnson, Dr. and Mrs.
M. S. Bousfield. Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Riley, "Mr- and Mrs. Fenton Johnson,
Dr. and Mrs. J- R- White. Mr. and
Mrs: F. L. Barnett. Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Charles S. Washington, Mr.and
Mrs. Edward Mead, Mr. and Mrs. R.
L Collins, Mr. and ,Mrs. Rudolph
Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs., Ripley
Mead, Dr.-HlR. Smith,. Mrs. Julius
W A.nr!n-nfi mi4 y-f eon Mr. TullUS
N. Avendorph, Jr., Mr. and MrsJ
T-tr -c T.l XIV bmH XTr. T. fc-
White, Miss Fte'lkvBonds, Mr. and
Mrs. S. A. T. Watkins,. Mr. and Airs.
Vance Anderson, Miss Caro Lewis,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomas L. Dunn
of La Porte, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. De
Witt Curtis of La Fayette, Ind., Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Thompson, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel J. Evans, Miss Alone
Jennings, Miss Ida Taylor, Dr. and
Mrs. Park Tancil, Mr. and Mrs., Dc
Koven Thompson, Mr. and-Mrs. Ed.
D. Washington, Miss Helen Leflet,
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Church were
some of the many guests present
As the guests departed for their
homes they heartily-thanked Mr. and
Mrs. Binga for making it possible
for them to spend such an enjoyable
evening and hoped that they would
be able to- continue to enjoy the
pleasures of lifefor many years to
COLORED Y. M. C. A. TRAINING
Successful Three-Week Session Ir
Held at Hampton Institute
COLLEGE WOMEN IN DEMAND
Hampton, Va. "Our aim is to
train for colored leadership in the
Young Women's Christian Associa
tion work as we train for white lead-"
ership," declared Miss Mary E. Scott
a the close of the three-week train
ing conference for colored Y. W. C
A. secretaries, which was recently
held at Hampton Institute under the
direction of staff secretarial workers,
including, besides Miss Scott, Miss
Eva D. Bowles, Miss Adela S. Ruffin,
Miss Clayda J. Williams and Miss
Almira F. Hilmes. Miss Scott added:
120 Colored Secretaries at Work
"Wr have now an employed staff
of 120 women in our colored asso-
-:.:elnra1. headauarters and field
biAWVUd F - -
t least 75 per cent ot wnora nave
been trained as secretaries. ,
"The eighteen . girls, twelve of
wrom are college, trained, who are
taking the course at Hampton and
who represent thirteen States, have
been selected because they seem to
have- special aptitude for the work
We have had this training conference
at?Hampton 'because there are more
local Y.W.CA. nits in the South
eastern and South Central States
t,an elsewhere. Hampton Institute
was suggested on account ox its eo-i
""" r v
5-.i and relizious actrvbes.
"All the girls who have attenaea
the training conference have had
some experience. They, as work sec-
xetanes, wui i - -"--
Girl Reserve units, me wor r
Association is ooin "- -;
i:' It is. indeed, i socau orgaai-
zationfrom a Christian point of. view
and, therefore, our training partakes
IT-.-.. UvU ! Tl
uvci nciu in. 11110
HON. LEN SMALL
Governor of the great state of Illinois, who has been forced to stand
trial on nine of the thirteen counts of the indictment voted against
him by the Grand Jury of Sangamon County, by Judge Edwards'
at Waukegan Thursday afternoon.
Governor Small will be ready for trial 'Jan. 9, 1922, arid his
thousands of friends scattered "throughout this state freely pre
dict that in the final end that he will come out on top.
of the nature of sociology and re
ligion. Technical Knowledge and Inspiration
"In this conference the greatest em
phasis has been put upon Bible study
and religious education. A large part
of the work has been the technical
work of the Y. W. C A., which has
been in charge of Miss Bowles.
"We have emphasized the financial
side, organization, leadership, volun
teer work, and committee manage
ment. We have also emphasized the
relation of health to life and work
The conference has aimed to give
technical knowledge and inspiration
to secretaries so that they will be
able to triumph over the many disap
pointments which they meet in their
"This year, for the first time, we
have a colored girl in our National
Training School The reason we have
not had any colored girl up to this
time is that the qualifications for that
course are very high. Candidates
must be college graduates, and we
prefer that they shall have had ex
perience in local work before coming.
It is the , wish of the Colored Work
Bureau to have a woman on the Na
The personnel of the training con
ference follows: Miss G. May
Cooper, Charleston, S. C; Miss C
Vivian Carter, Baltimore, Md.; Miss
Esther Stevenson, Le Roy, N. Y.;
Miss Clementine Reeves, East St
Louis, Mo.; Miss Georgia Wares,
Williamsport, Pa.; Miss Doris Woo
tin. Fort Worth, Tex.; Miss Helen
Hudson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Miss
Adelaide Smith, Columbia, S. C;
Miss Vater Beauchamp, Lynchburg,
Va.; Miss Isabel S. Frazier, Colum
bus, Ohio; Miss Dprtha Tuck, Brook-
. - ,
i ryn, tt. X.; AiisS' Annie waiicer, iucn
mond. Vs.; Miss Anna P. Dart, New
port News, Va.; Miss Julia E. Whit
taker, Augusta, Ga.; Mrs. Mary
Thompson, Washington, D.- C; Miss
PBessie Butler, Asheville, N; C; Miss
Hortense Ridley, ' Montdair, N. J.;
Miss Virginia P. Powell, Pittsburgh,
CHILDREN HADE HAPPY
Hundreds of poor children were
"made happy by The Giles Charity
Club Friday afternoon, Dec. 23rd, at
The Soldiers, and Sailors Rest, 3201
Wabash Lvei with a Christmas tree
laden with candies, nuts, fruits and
other gifts of ralue. Mine. E. M.
Carter was among the mank present
to help make this a big day.
RACE EQUALITY NOT CONSID
ERED BY ARMS PARLEY
Democracy Congress Makes Effort
With Full Publicity at National
Capitol Secveral Audiences Held
Wifh Secretaries and Senator
Lodge Memorial Finally Pre
sented in Writing When Audience
Washington, D. C.
The Second Colored World Democ
racy Congress, which closed a full
week of preliminary and formal ses
sion at the call of the National
Equal Rights League, Rev. M. A. N.
Shaw, president, in the John Wesley
A. M. E Zion Church, Fourteenth
and Corcoran streets, if it accom
plished nothing more, has made a con
spicuous public effort to have the is
sue of color equality considered by
the World Disarmanent Conference.
Every day one or more of the
Washington dailies have carried an
article about the -Congress seeking the
privilege of presenting arguments and
facts before the World Arms Parley
as to why they should consider, the
abolition of color maltreatment every
where in the program of world peace.
It is the consensus of opinion here
among the colored people that the
written request handed to the Secretary-General
of the Arms Conference
at its offices in the Navy Building'on
Monday, the written appeal to the
U. S. delegation of the color issue
handed to the senator at his home on
Wednesday, and the final memorial
were a credit to the intellect and
statesmanship of the race, for ex
cerpts of these came out in the daily
The Committee on petition for color
equality, consisting first and last of
William Monroe Trotter of Massachu
setts; Rev. T. J. Moppins, Missouri;
E. T. Morris, Massachusetts; Eev.
Beverly Sanksbury.Iississippi; Rev.
W. O. Harris, Connecticut; Rev. R. B
"Brodie, New York; Rev. W. J. Holli
mus South Carolina; J. L Neill and
M. W. Spencer, District of Columbia,
had an audience Monday with the Secretary-General
of the Disarmament
Conference in the Navy Building, an
audience before Senator Lodge in the
Foreign Relations Committee room
of the Senate, where Chairman M. A.
N. Shaw was a speaker, and on Fri
day with the secretary of the Ameri
can delegation at the Disarmament
Oa Friday afternoon-a part of the
committee called in a body at the
headquarters of the French delegation
in the aristicratic Williard Hotel wMd
a petition for audience before them
in the interest of a hearing before the
fli-wr Awmm i-UA
vn.jr, r-iiuuug wic
BOOK CHATBY 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
SHADOW," ETC. f
"THE NEGRO FACES AMERICA"
By Herbert J. Seligman, published
by Harper and Brothers, New York
City. Price $1.75. Postage ten cents
Mr. Herbert J. Seligmann in his
book "The Negro Faces America"
has gathered together much of the
latest material relating to the Negro
in the United States. The book is a
repository of facts. Those wishing
to better understand recent race riots,
the Negro in politics and in. industry,
should get Mr. Seligmann's book
Especially are the Elaine cases in
Arkansas treated in careful detail.
Those familiar with these cases
know that they arose out of a condi
tion of peonage and we note with in
terest the definition of peonage
quoted by Mr. Seligmann as given
by Justice Brewer. "Wherever we
have compulsory service for debt, we
have peonage, it matters not by what
method the result is obtained." Un
der this definition we have thousands
of cases of peonage among the Ne
groes who are doing compulsory
"service. The fate of the Elaine men
condemned to death is thus of su
preme importance to the Negroes of
the United States, as their acquittal
would be a death blow to peonage.
"Beside the important facts in the
book there is a great deal of delight
ful discussion of the Negro question.
Lothrop Stoddard's "The Rising Tide
Color" (which we shall review
later), has started many people think
ing along lines of color ascendency.
Mr. Seligmann touches upon the an
thropological side of the Negro ques
tion, showing how the United States
has taken up the idea promulgated
by the Germans of Anglo-Saxon su
premacy and gone them one better.
Parley, and at the headquarters of the
British delcgation'm the Franklin Ho
tel (Franklin Square) with a like
petition, which they left with the re
Just as conspicuous public work
was carried on with the U. S. Govern
ment on the lynching question. Rev.
T. J. Moppins, Missouri, was dele
gated as peronal agent of the Democ
racy Congress of the National Equal
Rights League to work with Con
gressman Dyer for the passage of
the anti-Iynching bill. The Democ
racy Congress framed a strong peti
tion, quoted largely in the Washing
ton Star, for the bill and sent copies
to over 400 members of the House.
Wednesday morning sessions were
omitted that- delegates might ap
proach their congressmen, at -the cap
itoL where- Delegates Trotters, Rev.
E. A. Abbott New York, and Rev.
Hollimus, South Carolina, had long
raudiences with Floor Leader Mon-
foL On this anti-lynching commit
tee, under Rev. Moppins as chairman,
were Dr. Julia P. Coleman, District
of Columbia, secretary; Rev; Thomas,
Connecticut; Rev. . Francis Lee,
North Carolina, and Rev. L. C New
by, Connecticut ,
With the race on record publicly
through the white press as having
made strenuous efforts to induce the
Arms Parley to consider world-wide
proscription, the delegates secured
the promise of Senator Lodge to for
merly present the race's memorial
adopted by theDemocracy Congress.
COLORED LAWYER. Efc-GOV-
ERNOR OP LOUTSIANNA
Pickney S. Pmchback, 84, Passes
Away at Washiogton, T. C. Was
Once Elected to U. S.
Washington, D. C Pinckney B. S.
Pinchback, 84 years old, died here
He has ap entertaining time com
menting on a book by William Ben
jamin Smith of Tulane University
called "The Color Line." Indeed he
gains the same entertainment with
this book that Macauley had with the
poems of Robert Montgomery. Those
who recall Macauley's essays will,
remember he made famous a very,
obscure poet by condemning him.
In the same way, Mr. Seligmann
brings again to light an obscure
southern book, which declares thatv
"flood and fire, fever and famine, and
the sword even ignorance, indolence "
and carpet baggery, the South may
endure and conquer, while her blood
remains pure; but oncctaint the well
spring of her life and all is lost even
It is in his criticism of what he
calls the South's color psychosis, that
Mr. Seligmann surpasses himself.
We cannot remember ever before
reading such clever satirical com
ment on the South's illogical treat
ment of the Negro question, "The
Southern white man puts certain
questions beyond the bounds of dis
cussion. If they are pressed he will
fight rather than argue. What to
many'educated and cultured persons
of the North seems arguable and de
batable, subject to critical examina
tion and referable to scientific ob
servation, to the southern white man
is as sacred as religious dogma and
is defended as passionately." It is
against this dogmatism that Mr. Selig
His book ends with a demand for
exact information on the Negro ques
tion in theUnited States. It might
well be used today as a pamphlet to
urge upon Congress the appointment
of the Race Commission recommend
ed by the President in his first mes
sage to Congress. A commission
which should report upon the condi
tions under which the Negroes live
in the United States.
and will be buried in New Orleans.
Attorney Pincnback was one of the
most noted characters in the Colored
race. He was born in Macon, Geor
gia, but reached the distinction of
acting Governorof Louisiana for 43
days, from Dec. 6, 1872, to Jan. 18,
Elected Lieut Governor
When Oscar Dunn, Negro Lieutenant-Governor
under Woroack, died in
1872, he was elected Lieutenant-Governor
andj president of the Senate.
When Womack was impeached in
1872, Pinchback became acting Gov
ernor until Kellogg took" office. In
1872 he was a candidate at large for
Congress and the returning-board 'an
nounced his election. Gen. Geo'rge A.
Sheridan contested his election and
the case was finally decided March
3; 1874, in favor of Sheridan. Sheri
dan assumed his office for one day, as
the following day the term expired.
Meanwhile the Legislature in 1873
elected Pinchback to the United
States Senate, but after a long con
test the Senate rejected him.
He also served as state senator, as
delegate at large to many Republican
national conventions, and in ' several
local offices in New Orleans. He "was
owner and publisher of the New Or
leans Loulsanan for eleven ycarsV-
During the Gvil War he was a cap
tain'in the Louisiana Native Guards.
He was born in Macon, Ga. Servtv
ing htm are a widow and two sons.
Burial x was in New Orleans.
He moved to New "York several
wears aitcrwara ana was a united
States Marshal there; He later meved
to Washington, where he 'practiced