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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1922
In"i6 Jry$mca July 15t& 1699.
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PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO
The Doctor's Dream
Chicago, Jan. 4, 1922.
Dear Sir Dreams are wonderful
things, aren't they? Let me tell you
.about one I had last night
In my dream I read in one of the
morning newspapers a fuil page ad
vertisement signed by one of the al
leged notorious murderers of men,
wornen and children. In this, adver
tisement this chap issued solemn
warning to the people c Chicago that
between the dates of January 1 and
January 8, 1922, and each week there
"Sfter unto further notice, lie intends
murdering seven children children
that today are happy, rollicking
youngsters-celebrating their first, or
second, or seventh Christmas.
According to the advertisement,
this murderer intends to give these
kiddies only one chance to, escape the
fste he has ordained for them. About
a week, maybe only two or three days
oefore he selects the seven victims, he
is going to visit about one hundred
families. In each family he is going
to mark one child.
I do not recall just now of what
.the. warning mark consisted, whether
it was a black' mark on the forehead,
or a red mark on the cheek, or a sore
throat, or just what it was. "Anyway,
it was to be sufficiently distinctive to
be recognizable. The seven victims
selected for sacrifice were to come
from the group of one hundred fami
lies who were given this special warn
ing. In my dream I walked out into the
street The excitement was intense.
Everywhere one saw excited groups
of parents begging and pleadingwith
the policemen to come to their homes
to protect their children from the ter
rible death awaiting them. As soon
as these parents had noted the warn
ing mark on their own child, they
were consumed with a terrible fear
that their own child was to be one off
the selected victims one of the seven
children to be put to death in the
first week of the New Year.
And then I picked up the paper,
read the whole advertisement again
very carefully. I found that the warn
ing sign to be placed on the one hun
dred children consisted of a sore
. throat, a Utile fever, maybe some
vomiting, perhaps a slight difficulty
in breathing, some discharge from the
nose, may be a grayish white mem
brane in the throat: And the name
at the bottom of the page was
- Now, Mr. "Editor, do you .suppose
-that the hundred fathers and mothers
who -see these warning signs- in their
children this week, will be as much
-concerned -about protecting' their
youngsters as were the parents In my
"dream who thought some individual
was going tor torture andmaim and
kill their children?
Or .do yon suppose that seven of
these one hundred families are going
4o ""ieie'a chance;" as "has heen the
case a the jpest, .and disregard the
warning?- For the records of the
Health Department show that seven'
parent, est of each one hundred fam
ilies -warned hy sore throats 1ve not
fjiven Hieir fcildren even an ordinary
chance by calling the. doctor prompt
ly.,.! wonder who the seven victims
. aretsf be. Maybe soaseone we know.
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One of thomost prominent leaden, of the William Hale Thompson
wing of the Republican Party in thk city, and one of the newly
'elected directors of the Bmga State Bank of Chicago.
TEXAS COMMERCE CHAMBER
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth avenue, have made public sum
maries of documents issued by the
Texas Chamber of Commerce, show
ing: (1) That the Texas Chamber of
Commerce petitioned the Governor of
Texas to enforce the laws against the
Ku Klux Klan and sent a copy of the
petition to President Harding and all
members of Congress; (2) that Con
gressman Frank Dark wrote the
Texas Chamber of Commerce in de
fense of the Ku Klux Klan, and (3)
that the Texas Chamber of Commerce
wrote to Congressman Clark that his
sentiments showed him to be unsuited
to the position 'he held.
The Texas Commerce Chamber's
petition against the Ku Klux Klan re
cites that "deeds of violence (upon'
both men and women) by masked
men in the garb of the Ku Klux Klan
are now of almost daily occurrence;
they are forcing their victims, under
threats of severe penalty, to leave
their communities, homes, families
and property, and become outcasts
from society" and that "this intoler
able situation has reached a point
where neither life, liberty nor prop
erty is safe."
Congressman Clark retorted that
"my own knowledge of the order,"
derived from the congressional hear
ings, "stamps as utterly false every
allegation made against it by your
resolutions." Congressman Clark's
letter also referred to "loafing, wodh-t
less Negroes almost every night
committing the most horrible of
crimes right here in the capital of the
To which the Texas Chamber of
Commerce replied: "Considering all
of the criticisms and statements made
in your letter as indicative of your
true sentiments in regard to the action
of ur mcmbcrs in seeking proper law
enTorcement, it would seem to us that
you are not in sympathy with the
high position you" now occupy . In
fact, such spirit and sentiments, as
expressed by you, seem to ns to make
your position, as a member of. Con
gress, untenable and at cross purpose
with our American ideals and insti
tutions, a condition which, in our
opinion, your colleagues should take
THE MEETING DHONOR OF
CONGRESSMAN L. C DYER
AT THE JEIGHTH "REGIMENT
ARMORY WAS POORLY AT
TENDED Sunday afternoon the head officials
of the Chicago branch of the Na
tional Equal Rights League held a
meeting at the Eighth Regiment
Armory, which was addressed by
Congressman L.C Dyer, of Missouri,
father of the Dyer Anti-Lynchiag
The promoters of the meeting did
not want anyone to attend it,; judging
from their actions, for they only
placed one ad in all the newspapers
in Chicago and that was printed tip
side down and. in order te read it
everyone, weald be forced. 0. -staad
on their heads, which would be very
hard to Ao. Hence -bo eae attended
Congressman Dyer was'lwghly de
serving of recervsaca xoya1r6ceptioa
from af f the -crfurtd peepje la ChM
fa style, to
jA Jfete&E, the
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- DE PRIEST
"POEMS OF THE FOUR SEAS"
By Joshua Henry Jones
One M the neatest, most attractive
and highly interesting little books
which we have run across in many
a day has found its way to our writ
ing table. It is entitled "Poems of
the Four Seas," by Joshua Henry
Jones. It is published by the Corn
hill Publishing Company of 2-a Park
street Boston, Mass., and it sells for
one dollar and' fifty cents per copy.
It contains fifty-two short or terse
lovely poems, which are worth any
one's time to familiarize themselves
with them. The book is bound in
oyal blue cloth with bright gold let
ters. It is printed on a splendid
quality of paper and large, clear type.
It is worthy to occupy a little niche
on the shelf of anyone's well stocked
library in this country.
COL. JOHN R. MARSHALL BE
COMES THE NEW VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE-BINGA
STATE BANK OF CHICAGO
Tuesday, the officers and many of
the stockholders of the Binga State
Bank held their annual meeting at the
vbank, and when it was all over, Hon.
Oscar De Priest and Rev. Clark, pas
tor of the Ebenezer Baptist' Church,
were among the newly elected direc
tors. It is almost useless to state
that Mr. Jesse Binga will remain, as
the president of the bank as long as
he desires to hold that position.
Monday eveningOthe Eighth Regi
meit, Illinois National Guard, held its
grand military ball at its armory, and
the affair was largely attended. CoL
Otis B. Duncan, Commander, and
Miss Essie Arnold led the right wing
of the grand march, and Col. John R.
Marshall and Mrs. James H. Johnson
led the left wing. All in all it was the
most brilliant affair so far held by the
far-famed Eighth Regiment.
. It Is Still Sting Dons.
A financial genius uses money Th
had never had In paying peoplo whs
will never see It
Says Uncle Eben.
"Always, speak de truth," said
Uncje Eben, "but remember dat no
ase -man knows' enough truth to keep
mmtalklp all de tlma."
WtM iRVMttd thf Friction Match t'
A German chemist has made an ex
fcauatlre study of this question and
concludes that no one person can be
considered to be the Inventor of ths
'friction match. Scientific American.
SkyscVaMra Amzd Chris.
"BecorryP said an Irishman who
Was watching another go through
some exercises, "ye kape yer xnont
as wide open as If ye were Columbus
the first tolm he saw New York."
Wise Men -fsr Leadership.
' There Is no man so Ignorant thatfca
cannot give the wisest some .Informa
tion he does -not possess. Yet this la
so reason why the wisest nan should
set-o all la his power to relieve iff-
ecaBcew xne wisest men aaould be
feeder Is popular educatte.
tver, Ghra Up Trying.
The fact of roar 4eiag alive is what
toe yea the right to continue tryins:
tla ealy eae factor f achievement kaaj
'iKten. Thecrfct Is a farce:
tMata; dream do ceae trae;
the. aabWdeod resalts are job-
ate aa Jeag aa life .osstiBses. TaU la
wkr OaUar stU. Han to- the chief;,
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hsae itrnaacoBac trae.
CHARLES EL STUMP, THE NEVER TO
DO WELL TRAVELING CORRE
SPONDENT FOR THE BROAD AX,
HAS BEEN JUST KILLING IT WHILE
WENDING HIS WAY THROUGH
OHIO, KENTUCKY AND TEXAS.
Cincinnati, Ohio. We have just
stepped into 1922, and I have told the
old year that so far as I am con
cerned it did not need to come back,
but could remain in eternity, for I
know that is what'h-is going to do
without my knowledge or consent
Now what have you to'Say about this
"" Here I am in Cincinnati, nut I was
not here when the year changed. I
was right in Olivet Baptist church,
and upon my knees talking to the
Lord when I heard the whistles blow
ing and shooting which said to me
that here had been a change, I then
thanked God for letting me see this
year, and for not allowing the bugs
to take me away. Dr. George Cleve
land Hall and Dr. Horace W. Con
rad fought a noble fight and won" the
case, and I am still hear. I aecalled
when they put something to their
ears and another little fiat thing to
my breast and listened to what the
bugs were saying and told them that
they were lying and backed that up
with facts. You see they were talk
ing about how they were goingto get
rid of mehave me put in the ground
and then get fat off of my body.
I have now turned over a. new leaf
and I am prepared to serve God as
never before. I am going to stick
close to the cross and at the same
time I want to keep the readers of
The Broad Ax posted en what the
world is doing, and how people are
being treated. I hope that there wilf
not be anything to make me Jiave to
lay my religion on the shelf long
enough to say ."euss" words, for I
am heaven bound, and want to get
there when I am through with this
I want' that we shall hold up man
hood this year. That we avoid all
race clashes, for. we usually get the
worse of them, and then I hope that
they will not be necessary, but that
men will live up to the Golden Rule.
It has been my motto and I have got
so much out of it, and I am willing
to commend it to others for a trial
at least I have learned that it is
better to play than it is to cuss, and
trie thing to do is-to let Jesus into
Death has invaded our ranks dur
ing the year passed, and has taken
away some of our strongest men in
the nation and race. These men are
not with us now, and I can imagine
that they would not return if theyJ
could. They are with Jesus, and that
is a fine place to be. A number of
preachers have joined this number
and' they are resting now from the
labors down here.
I close the year on the'go, foe when
Christmas was Over.Mn fact 'Christ
mas night I got mo a bed car ticket,
and made it to the place where 1 am
now, and spent a few hours in the
city, and then to Lexington, Ky.,
where I had the pleasure of going to
a reception and' from there to the
home of the Rev. Dr. Robert Mitch
ell, pastor of the First Baptist church
and one of the strongest ministers in
the rank. He is a strong man, but
he was led astray in the convention
matters, yet I think the time will
come when he will Teturn to" the fold
and get in Kne with his old friends.
That wfll, not be a disgrace.
In Cincinnati I had the pleasure of
going to the Ninth Street Branch of
the Y. M. .C A., which, of course, is
our people, and they have one more
building there, believe me, honey.
They are not a whit liehiad others,
and them secretaries there ixe so nice
and polite, even to old green men
tike me. They are courteous and ever
ready to render a service. The first
and most important man in the bunch
is the most polite, and the one who
is ever ready to serve, B. W. Over
ton, whose birthplace was; way down
HON. EMMETT WHEALAN
ei the Board of. Cook
rwwBHioaen Who Wffl
Be Rt tlwtoi te
acihe CoaaiBg Electba ha
her. Mr. 'WWW. 2
$100 aa Thai Wactiy
in Tennessee, and who was trained
in the public schools of Garksville,
Tenn., but-that was only the founda
tion for an education, ior then he
went to Tuskegee Institute, and got
that inspiration from the late Dr.
Booker T. Washington, which fitted
him to do the great work that he is
now doing in Cincinnati Associated
with him i nth is work are L. L. Stone,
H. T. Miller, B. F. Lee, O. M. Brown
and F. T. Layton. I will talk about
them in another letter.
But back to Lexington, I spent the
night there, and next morning went
to Frankfort, spent an hour in the
city, then on to Louisville, when I
got in company with W. H. Steward
and his family, went with him to see
the town or at least to see him install
some officers for a Masonic lodge,
and then on to Nashville to meet the
executive board of the National Bap
tist convention. They were there
from all parts of the country, and
were presided over by Dr. E. C Mor
ris, of Helena, Ark., president of the
convention, leade'r of men. Secretary
Hudson was there, and I need not tell
you that I was there also and Dr. L.
K. Williams, of the Olivet Baptist
church, and his assistant, Dr.- J. H.
Branham. We were all there together,
and there were others. Rev. I. A.
Thomas was there from Evanston,
and Rev. Petty from Joliet, and I
could name still others, but time will
not permit me to do this much for
There are many questions up at the
convention or touching the conven
tion, and it is true that Secretary A.
M. Townsend is going to build a real
printing house for the Sunday School
Board, and that is one more busy
place, and all plans are now being
made for Los Angeles, Cal., where
the convention will meet next Sep
tember. Dr. S. N. Vass tried to skin
the cat with me. and if I had not
remained still I would have been the
victim of his powerful fist
Of course, you are acquainted with
Dr. S. N. Vass. He is the most
learned man in the world. He knows
everything, has been everywhere.
What is not in his head is not to be
found in any books. I never met
such an educated man in all my life.
He just knows, that's all. He knows
more than the secretary, more than
the president more than any college
president, and I think he would ques
tion Jesus when it comes to this
knowing business. When he told" me
that I was his servant and had to do
what I was told, I looked into his
face, and said "Yessa boss," for he
meant what he said, and he looked
so much like a whiteman, and I am
so used to doing what white folks
tell me to do without questioning
them. I am use to white folks telling
me of my inferiority, of my nothing
ness and I just smile and say "Father,
forgive them, for they are ignorant"
But Dr. Vass is learned.
When the meeting was over, in
company with Dr. L. K? Williams,
J. H. Branham and Rev. Petty, we
left in that bed car, and they had
what is known as drawing room, and
there was room enough for us all. Dr.
Williams is a great man and he is
doing a great work in thi3 country.
I am real proud of him because of
what he is doing for my people, and
then he is as modest as a woman, and
just like a lamb in meekness. He is
a man of God, and I see why he has
so many people to hear him preach,
and why they enjoy him so.
Back to Chicago, and then I turned
over my new leaf, and will talk about
that and many other things in my
next I will have to go back to Nash
ville, and tell yon about my visit- to
Fisk university, my visit to other
places. Just this short letter to stay
Chas. E. Stump.
the Fasjftc Co-
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The Extremely Popular and Efficient City Treasurer of Chicago, Who
Has An Army of Friends Who Would Be Delighted to Support
Him for Mayor of This City in 1923.
Our. law says well, "To delay jusrJea
is Injustice." -William Pnn.
Ontario Pulp Center.
Ontario has more than one-third of
all the paper nnd pulp mills In Canada.
Turpentine Averts Rhtumatlsm.
Workmen in turpentine factories
never 'have rheumatism.
Composed Best in Storm.
Meyerbeer, like Handel, composed
best ln"a thunder storm.
Viewed From the Side Lines.
Probably the worst thing about a
iveddlng march Is that the groom mar
ries the drill master. Galveston News.
A kiss may le nothing divided by
two but it mu.v be two divided by
Seek Their Good Points.
Look for the best In everybody and
love It when you see It and your man
ners will take care of themselves.
The Mightiest Rivers.
The mightiest rivers are cradled In
the leaves o'f the pine trees. Confu
cius. Then a Kick Develops.
Some people are like dder sweet
enough until it is time to work.
Induces Blunt Remarks.
When a razor lo- Its temper, the
user of it Is very apt to. also. Boston
Benefits Forgot ,
An ounce of hard luck will causa
the average man Immediately to forget
a pound of good fortune.
A Divorce Preventive.
It's a. bond not eaxlly broken when
a wife -can'shave her husband. Louis
There Is no great achievement that
Is not the result of working and walt-
Ing. J. G. Holland.
The pink, plum girls do not all be
come fat old women. Some of them
Keep out of debt Then when op
portunity knocks you won't be afraid
to go to the door. Louisville Courier
Journal. Life's Divisions.
In an, average life of seventy yean,
I eot counting the first ten, over twenty-
cae yean are spent in sleep, over six
tees In work, eleven months In dress
ing and undressing, and seven months
fa church going, says one statistician.
Richard, who Is an only child, was
Playing alone one afternoon. Ea
seemed to be having rather a hard
time to. entertain himself. Finally ha
threw down his toys m disgust and
said: -Ob, ay. Hew I wish I
twins with sossebody." ""
' A square Feet and a Feet Square,
.There is aa difference in area or
sjaaatity of surface between a foot
aoaare and a square foot, hat there
ssay be a difference la shape. Afoot
square, aaast be a rectangular surface
having fear eejaal aaes, each measur
tag one foot leas. A square foot may
ee also a foot square, but it may be
IrregalarTa shape, say six laches wide
and two feet long, or any shape so
loag as the area is eaaal to 144
Where Squareness Count.
A country is not made great by the.
number of square miles It conUlESj
but by the number of square peopfe
It contains. Dnyton News.
Ostrich Can Move Fast
At full speed an ostrich is said to
make sixty miles an hour and for a
limited time can outrun a horse. Os
triches can be run down by men on
horseback, .because the ostrich ruds la
more or less of a circle and the horse
man can take advantage of the fact
His Own Weapin.
G. K. Chesterton was arguing wltn
a military man. "I belleie. sir," said
the soldier. "In fiehtin? an enemy with
his own weapons. That's what I ad
vocate, sir." "Tell me." said G. K. CL,
"how long does It take you to stlnx
Cock Crowing Belgian v
popular amonp the working .
Belgium. The roosters are -a
cases, and official markers
number of crows. The cocl
uttered Its shrill cry most
an hour carries off the pru
Cutting Window Glass.
Window glass Is blown In the shape
of long cylinders, which are cut open
along one side and then placed on a
tone In a hot furnace, where they
gradually flatten out Into a bis sheet
of glass. Often the glass breaks dur
ing this process, or even explodes,
forming thousands of pieces, which
fly In all directions, sometimes en
dangering the workers.
Equal to It
An American visiting this country
had his attention drawn to the Keisoa
monument by the taxi drlrer. "Oh,
that's nothing," said be, disparaging
ly; "we've got cabbages as big as that
In the States." A little farther ca
they drove past a gasometer. "Thafi
where we cook our cabbages," was
the driver's sly comment London
. island Has Remarkable Properties.
The Island of Crete has undergons
a remarkable tilting since classical
times, rising" at its western end an
sinking at Its eastern. A harbor at
the west end of the Island is now
high and dry, so that one can walk
about Its floor, while the andest
quays and harbors works at the east
ern end are now under water.
Uses of "Atomized" Coal.
Atomized" coal different froa
merely "powdered" coal because very
minutely divided Is a new product
that Is finding Important uses. It is
used for making a high-grade paist
.and also a substitute for lampblack
in the manufacture of ink. Another
valuable employment for It Is In "fac
ing" foundry molds, to give the sur
faces a smooth finish in preparaooa
They Do- Net Twinkle.
Stars do noc really twinkle. They
are immensely distant sans, and the
light goes out from them as evenly
and as steadily as light goes out froa
the sun that shines on the world and
the other planets of our small system.
The light of these distant suns, which
we call stars, does reach ns in a flash
ing or twinkling way, but the fault
If it Is a fault is due to the atmosphere
wVfl 1 1 1 t k lit.!.. .K fltt
1 Which we live.
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Walter M. Farmer
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
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