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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILL, SATURDAY, January 21. 1922.
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DR. M. A. MAJORS
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CHARLES E. STUMP, THE REGULAR
FOR THE BROAD AX, VISITED
PROF. AND MRS. AARON E. MA
LONE, OF PORO COLLEGE, ST.
LOUIS, MO, AND WINDS UP WITH
THE BISHOPS AND PREACHERS
AT GALVESTON, TEXAS.
Galveston, Texas. We all rejoice
to kriow that our friend, one business
genius, the man who is doing so
much for his people everywhere, Prof.
Aaron E. Malone is able to be at his
desk once more, and has been re
stored to health.
For five months or more, he has
been confined to his bed, attended by
a specialist, two trained nurses, and
Mrs. Annie M. Malone as a special
nurse. He had to undergo an opera
tion which he stood with grit of iron
and nerve of stceL While he was
suffering severely, yet he was cheer
take time to believe me, I have been
going some since I wrote you that
last letter, and I am still going. It
is hard to tell just where I am going
to stop, but go I must I am just
bound to go. I got away from that
cold weather up there in Chicago,
made in to Texas, and I am still here,
but honey I am now Florida bound.
I am going to Montgomery, Ala., to
see the bishops of the three churches
meet, and if they get married, I am
going to see that.
They arc putting forth an effort
to unite the A. M. E. and A. M. E. Z.,
and C M. E. churches, and you will
January 21, 1922.
Katered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
tV. 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
X1L Under Act of March 8. 1879.
PLANS FOR REBUILDING OF
SHORTER HALL AT WTL-
HON. FRANK L. SMITH.
Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, Who Will Keep Up
the Fight for a 5c Street Car Fare for the Citizens of Chicago.
boys have donated very graciously to
this good cause.
Trusting I may hear from you by
return mail, I am,
At a recent meeting of the Execu
tive Board of Wilberforce University,
called by Bishop J. H. Jones, the
chairman of the Trustee Board, plans
were adopted for the rebuilding of
Shorter Hall, which was lost by fire
on the night of December 7th last
After a careful estimate it was de
cided to launch a campaign for four
hundred thousand dollars, that in the
place of the building lost shall be
erected one which shall meet the
needs of this rapidly growing insti
There has been a steady increase
in thq enrollment during the last five
years, and this year hundreds were
turned away because of lack of ac
commodation. One can well imagine,
then, the sore straights to which the
authorities have been put, to care for
the 200 young men who were de
prived of rooms by the burning of
Shorter. But neighbors and friends
were very kind, and although a deal
of -hardship was experienced by the
students, let it be said to their credit
that they, for the most part, met the
situation philosophically, and the
work has not been permitted to lag.
Letters and telegrams of sympathy
have come in from every section, and
the authorities wish to thank all for
their expression of concern. Many
have already sent in contributions and
many have signified their willingness
to do so. "1'
A- very splendid spirit has been
shown by all, and the authorities of
Wilberforce find that the race at large
feds a special interest in the institu
tion which is the mother of an edu
cational force fostered and maintained
by our own people. Letters come
from sister institutions offering aid,
and Morris Brown University, al
though faced with its own problems,
sent a generous donation to Presi
dent Gregg for the building fund.
Dr. Barker of Dayton, the Red
Cross of Greene County, the War De
partment of the State of Ohio, and
many other friends sent in clothing
and bedding for the use of the young
inen, and" Bishop John Hurst of Flor
ida sent a check for $50 with which
toljelp those' in immediate need, and
promises his contribution toward the
The following letter from a young
man in Detroit, Miclu, to Secretary
C C Jenkins shows the proper spirit:
Detroit House of Correction,
1441 Alfred Street,
' Detroit, Mick, Jan. 3. 1922.
C C Jenkins, Secretary,
My name Is Mr. Mack Griffin, col
ored, and I am at the present time in
carcerated in the Detroit House of
Correction. I read of your loss in
the newspapers and wish to state that
a fcwof the inmates, both colored
and white, have donated' a fund for
the benefit of the Wilberforce Uni
versity. Oarsaptrintendent, Mr. J.O.Stuts
sun, has granted me permission to
contribute this; money from the funds
of the various inmates who wish to
contribute to the welfare of your uni
versity. I would like to hear from you .by
return mail if I shall send She laoney
order in your care, and all particulars.
We want to s?ake sure that the
sesey Is given- to the proper parties
aai used for ;the purpose for which
it is- lateaded. Although it may not
be- as- arge as some donations you
way 'receive, we bdieve it wSl "help
scare. Both the.sjtlered and white
Now, if these young men in their
confinement can do so well, how
much more should others, who are
not so situated, do? Through the ef
t-forts of Bishop J. H. Jones, the mem
bers of the faculty and the good peo
ple of the community, $5,000 has al
ready been subscribed toward the
Founders' Day will be celebrated
this year on Friday, February 24th,
and if ever that day has signified any
thing to the students, faculty and
Wilberforceans out in the world, it
should be of special interest this year.
May the same spirit that actuated the
fathers when: Wilberforce suffered
loss by fire in the early days be mani
fetsed now, and may the funds that
are so necessary for the rebuilding be
sent in at once. May Founders' Day
this year prove that every Wilber
forcean and every friend of the school
will rally to its needs. Any amounts
sent will be gratefully received and
honestly applied. Send contributions
to President J. A. Gregg, or Secretary
C C Jenkins, and they will be ac
knowledged and receipted
THE LATE S. LAING WILLIAMS
By Dr. M. A. Major
We are never at rest when we feel
that we have something to do that
ought to be done. The Good Book
says "as a man thinketh so is he,"
which might well be applied to the
man we are writing about S. Laing
Williams had high and noble
thoughts. He was a scholar and a
tolerably good lawyer. He could
have been a politician, but not to bow
or come at any one's call that favor
might follow fawning. Once the
Registry of the U. S. Treasury was
almost within his grasp. He had the
most powerful tNegro on earth to
back him for the place. There must
have been some sculldruggery at
tached to the situation and so Atty.
Williams could not insult his man
hood, or degrade his legal status, and
therefore the place went to one more
ambitious, and who could less proudly
merit the situation.
In 1893 the writer became personal
ly acquainted with him and the ad
miration of those early years was
never dimmed.nor ardor or interest in
the things he sustained lagged. When
Hon. Frederick Douglass was Consul
General and Minister Plenipotentiary
for Hayti at The World's Columbian
Exposition, he and his wife were
guests at the home of Attorney and
Mrs. S. Laing Williams, where was
centered all of the wealth, culture and
refinement of the great city of Chi
cago. During such a period the resi
dence Attorney and Mrs. Williams
was well known by the rich and pow
S. Laing Williams beloved in the
intellect and he was hospitable. In
earlier days he stood sponser for the
literary life among us gathering up
the fragmentary integral and furnish
ing those intellectual sparks with his
genial nature, sustaining the Forum
that met for years Sunday evenings
and on a more comprehensive and
collos&l scale than anything we may
boast of today. He was in touch
with forces outside of the' realm, and
therefore Mrs. Celia Parker Wo'oley.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Miss Mary Mc
Dowell, George Bernard Foster.
Miss Jane Addams, Clarence Darrow,
Judge Edward Osgood Brown and
other distinguished people of other
races came to know and to better
understand Negro ideals, and lo be
come interested in the Negro spirit
and Negro life.
This credit does not belong wholly
and soley to S. Laing Williams
there were others struggling to raise
the race escutcheon unstained above
the platform and rostrum. Yet as we
cast a retrospect we can but find our
steady gaze upon S. L. Williams who
never allowed an opportunity to go
by if he could glimpse the possibility
of racial benefits therefrom.
So strong had he become in the
hearts of the noble ones that it had
become known to be a cherished fact
that to secure the presence of any
great man or woman such as Dr.
Foster, Miss Jane Addams, or Dr.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones, you must first
get Lawyer S. Laing Williams to be
your committee, iney believed m
him. He had kept faith with them.
They understood the deep reaches of
the great principles for which he
stood, and so they always responded
favorably whenever we could get our
In later years we had come to be
lieve that Mr. Williams could pro
cure Lincoln Center, when no one
else could. At any rate Dr. Jenkin
Lloyd Jones would consult him on
any occasion the great edifice was to
be used for Negro meetings.
Recently his health began to fail,
but he was greatly interested in a big,
genuine club for Chicago's great Ne
groes and he gave full expression
upon his club ideas in the presence of
Hon. Edward H. Morris, Dr. Daniel
H. Williams, Anthony Onerton, Hon.
Walter Farmer, and the writer.
Now he is gone from amongst us.
His achievements were not for him
self but for the race to which he be
longed the race he loved and served.
He was not easily understood by a
great many. He believed in the fit
ness of things. In notions, ideas and
purposes he was a philanthropist and
gave his all.
His moral stamina was such that
the most daring culprit could not as
sail. He lived so high above the
crowd that the breath of scandal did
never tarnish his good name.
He was a real leader in all of the
good that can be ascribed to men
a real gentleman: honest, honorable
and fit to be copied by any of us
He is missed greatly. His life will
be a beacon light to guide the youths
of his race. Noble men will point to
him as an illustrious force in Negro
life that championed all of that which
was noble and good.
ful ever readv with a iokc. He had watch and see what happens. The
as his eomnanlnn vahir ronfinit in I General conference Commission of
bed the Holy Bible, which is his com- I the A. M. E. church will meet at this i
panion in health as well as in sick-1 t,me and sclcc a P,acc r the next
ness. and some of the best thinkers of general conference. Bishop A. J.
the world, both livintr and dead. He -arey will invite the body to select
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DOINGS IN ATLANTA, GA.
In this city of white and colored
universities, subscriptions are now be
ing solicited and recived for Lanier
University, the seat of Ku KIux Klan
Kultur. It must have felt the effects
of publicity since it has now changed
its name and is hereafter to be known
as the University of America. It is
also extending its work to teach
women as well as men. It has not
changed its morals, however, since Mr.
Simmons, the Imperial Wizard of Ku
KIux Klan, Inc, is to remain its
president Reports given to the press
tell of $6,000 donated or pledged as a
body by Englewood Klan No. 2 of
Chicago and $1,000 each by four in
dividual members of the samel
Charles Satchell Morris, Jr., of Nor
folk, Va, the well known orator, is
in the city and has .entered an ad
vanced class at the University of Chi
cago with the hope of obtaining the
degree of Ph. B. at an early date. Mr.
Morris has just completed a ttrar of
Virginia, North and South Carolina
and Pennsylvania. While in the dry,
he is making his home with Dr. and
Mrs, "M. A Majors, 4450 Prairie ave
daily read from Edgar A. Guest, and
then he walked into the classes. He
took trips to Greece, Rome, Italy.
He talked with Milton. Bums, Plato,
He followed Lincoln and Douglass
from birth to their changing worlds
and with this all he read the daily
papers, the weakly papers, magazines
in fact he just fed his mind and
soul while the nurses and cooks fed
his body. He is today one of the
best all around posted men in the
Nothing but the Father of the Uni
verse, God threw the two people to
gether, husband and wife. Mrs. Ma
lone is a woman whose heart goes
out for the unfortunate, for the suf
fering, and no worthy appeal is ever
turned away by her. Thousands of
dollars have gone into charitable in
stitutions. She has given to the Y.
M. C A. work of this country over
$15,000, and I am not in position to
tell you just how many thousands
she has given to the orphans and
about $6,000 to helping the people in
But is that all they are doing? No,
they have made the business world
take notice. They have represented
us where we needed representation.
The erection of that home for Poro
college, a whole business block, repre
senting the progress of our people is
an eye-opener. Our editor was there
just little over a year ago, and after
looking and looking, and walking
around he declared 'The half has not
You can just spend a week in Poro
college without having to go out
Starting with the lobby, the finest of
its kind in America owned by us.
then the place where the large num
ber of clerks are at work, the ship
ping room, the packing room, the
chemical room. You will just have to
see for yourself, because I can't tell
you. In basement ice plant, making
ice, sending ice water all through the
building, the bakery, the operating
room, the living rooms and, by that
I mean hotel rooms for guests, the
living quarters of Prof, and Mrs. Ma
lone, the press room, for newspaper
men, the committee room, the cafe
say you just go and see all this for
yourself and don't bother me to try
to tell you.
If you desire to visit Poro college,
and will just notify either Mr. or
Mrs. Malone, you will find an auto
mobile car carriage to meet you, and
when you get there it will be just like
going to visit your own relatives for
such a cordial welcome awaits you.
I did not mention the auditorium,
whete I had the pleasure of hearing
the Williams singers, where I saw
staged a drama by the employes of
the college, teaching a moral, where
I had the pleasure of seeing over two
hundred employes assemble before
going to work for prayer, and where
I heard some practical remarks made
to them. I am sure that a line from
you to Mr. Aaron E. Malone, con
gratulation on his recovery and on
his successful combating the disease
which attempted to take his life,
would be appreciated.
Now away from that for I am way
down here in Texas, and if you will
Louisville, and it looks like Louisville
will win. This is a good place.
I would suggest that the Rev. Dr.
R. S. Jenkins, of Texas, who is one
of the assistant secretaries, be select
ed for secretary. He is a good man,
and will be able to follow Bishop
Johnson. I have a few other sugges
tions to be made at another time.
I am down in Galveston, and this is
one of the best towns in the whole
southland. They believe in manhood
down here, and they arc liberal. But
I am not going to talk about that so
much as I am going to tell you that
I have been much impressed. I am
here for two or three days the guest
of Rev. R. C. Barbour, a Morehouse
man, and the son of his father. You
sec Kev. a. ttarDour, who was a
great preacher and leader, and who
served here as pastor of the Mace
donia Baptist church for years, was
called home last year. There were
three sons, and one daughter. The
oldest son, Joe Pius Barbour, is pas
toring in Montgomery, Ala., and the
next son who was in town when his
father died, and who is a good strong
preacher, was at once called to suc
ceed his father.
This young minister was called, on
trial for six months but long before
the time was up, the church came to
gether in regular meeting and ex
tended him the call, for they did not
want him to get away from them.
The youngest son is teaching in the
high school while daughter is the wife
of her husband and is happy. This
young man met mc at the Union sta
ble when I stepped off of the Santa
Fc iron carriage, and in his automo
bile car carriage toted me out to
breakfast, then all around through the
city. I am having one more big time
I wish you could see mc. I am
afraid that you would hardly know
me, for I have changed so much and
all because I stopped over one night
in Houston, with Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
McCoy. I fear you will not recog
nize the name, but when I tell you
you will know. Mrs. McCoy, is Mme.
Franklin, the head of the Mme.
Franklin School of Beauty Culture
and Manufacturing Company.
Madam Franklin has been inventing
and making articles for beauty, for
making growing hair grow, and fall
ing out hair come back and take its
place. She has on the market five
face preparations, and the last one.
she took a sponge and put some of it
on my face. It is called "Instant
Beautifier," and believe me when I
tell you that it made such a wonder
ful change in the look of my face that
I did not want to believe myself. I
just bought me a dozen bottles, and
you will say that I am a handsome
pretty man now.
I remained in their place of busi
ness about fifteen minutes and I be
lieve in my soul that 200 people must
have purchased some of this stuff
during this time. Four clerks were
kept busy wrapping and issuing it out
to the people.
I think I will have to bring this
letter to a stop, and my next letter
will be from San Antonio, I think.
and then on" out of the state.
Charles E. Stump.
HON. DENNIS J. EGAN
Chief Bailiff of the Municipal Court of Chicago Who Is Delighted to
See the Boss Leaders of the Republican Party Fighting Among
Themselves, for He Is of the Opinion That If They Keep It Up
the Democrats Will Walk in and Capture All the Offices m Cook
County This Coming FaD.
Mrs. Lou Ella Young, 3556 Giles
ave, D. G. M. N. G. of Households
of Ruth of Illinois and Wisconsin, has
just returned from a visit to Madison,
Wis., Aurora and Rock Island, 111., in
interest of the district work. Mrs
Young was partly accompanied on
this thip by Mrs. Ella G. Berry, D.
G. M. W. R.
Love'i Tragic Path.
When I was sixteen I met a hand
some youth two years my senior. I
cared for him and, apparently, he
cared for me. At this age 1 was very
sensitive and shed tears over" every
little thing, and once In a while over
things he said. For my birthday I
received a package which I knew was
from him because of his handwriting.
I ran to my room to open it and when
I did, what did I behold but an onion
placed In the middle of a square box
with a card saying "Now cry." I did,
but not from the effects of the onion,
but of a broken heart. That was
Baby's Big Cigar.
A traveler In South America writes:
"So far as we observed, the landlord's
four-year-old daughter had not ac
quired a taste for rum, but she had
already laid the foundation of a habit
which Colombian women, at least the
rank and file, have acquired In ad
vance of their northern sisters. Sit
ting cross-legged on a bench chatter
ing baby-talk, she contentedly smoked
a large black cigar, around or partly
around which her tiny forefinger
colled In stereotyped form. Her moth
er gave her a light and seemed un
felgnedly proud of her offspring's accomplishment
Light Affects Wood.
There Is a figure which may be
brought out prominently In certain
kinds of woods, mostly those of trop
ical origin, says the American For
estry Magazine. Tills Is variously
known as roe, ribbon grain, feather
grain, etc and appears as narrow to
broad longitudinal stripes, alternating
light and dark. This Is due, not to
actual differences In color, but to the
way In which the light Is reflected by
the different layers.
MURDER FARM1 PROPRIETOR
LOSES FIGHT IN HIGH COURT
Atlanta, Ga. The Georgia Supreme
Court affirmed the lifo sentence given
John H. Williams, proprietor of
Georgia's "murder farm,' when it re
fused to grant a writ of error on an
appeal. Williams was convicted of
having directed wholesale slaughter
of Negro employes on his Jasper
County plantation. The decision, it
was said, definitely closes the case.
Instead of sending Williams to jail
or prison he should have been hong
up by the neck until he was dead for
he is one of the most blood-thirsty
savages that has ever disgraced the
same of man. Editor.
Lazarene Temple was organized on
Jan. 10th at Bailey's hall by officials
of U. B. F. & S. M. T. from Aurora,
Elgin, Wheaton and Chicago who
came to assist Mrs. Sarah Stratton,
3257 Cottage Grove ave., district dep
uty of S. M. T. in the work. Mrs.
Stratton had recently worked the
In Honor of a Dance.
Our blggnst spider Is the Texas Ta
rantula; and unless one has especially
looked the matter up, says the Ameri
can Forestry Magazine, few there are
that could guess how the spiders
called tarantulas ever had had such
a name bestowed upon them; least ol
all would It be suspected that the
name was derived from a dance.
Skirt manufacturers drop a hint to
the stJut woman In announcing Xm
the box-plaited designs are the Ust
for a stout figure. If the skirt has a
Circular earrings, usually a circle
of Jet or ebony within a larger circle,
and long pendants are worn by the
best-dressed women. Some women
wear very large ones, almost canni
balistic In effect
Gay color has its greatest oppor
tunity In e.enlng gowns for young
girls. The empire period has given
the inspiration for the youthful eve
ning dresses, making wearers look
like venerated ancestors. The skirts
are large, full with hips extended.
Black remains supreme In the fash
ion of Paris. Despite a severe on
slaught by advocates of color, the p-
preme council of style has been fore
to retain the conventional black as uj
dominant motif of winter modes au
there Is every indication that color
except In minor trimming effect, w
not be able to challenge black ant
Dressmakers quietly gathered to
gether before winter models wei
given to the world and tacitly agretu
that colors and dressmakers should
have a chance. One black gown, care
fully selected, takes the place of two
or three dresses of different colors.
But the French women who are indi
cators of the newest developments In
style said a very emphatic "Xo." The
demand was for black and the big
dressmakers bowed to the Inevitable.
Crepe moroccan, velvetine and perl
lalne are the most popular materials.
The corset makers have been slight
ly more successful In their efforts to
bring the corset back Into Its own.
Dressmakers are Insisting that corsets
are now necessary to give the "uncor
seted look." This propaganda has suc
ceeded In some Instances, but most
French women, having fought and won
their freedom, are loath, in the lan
guage of a famous French actress, "to
Jail their bodies again."
VALENCIENNES LACE IS USED
Photography was Invented Ic 1802
by Thomas Wedgewood, by whom pho
tographs were produced; and the
process was perfected In 1841. In
the meantime. In 1830, Daguerre and
NIeper invented the process of mak
ing daguerreotypes by the- use of the
"dark room" process.
PLEASED WITH LIST
M. T. Bailey, president of The
Bailey Realty Co., 3638 S. State St,
is much pleased with a list handed him
during the week by a large real estate
concern of four hundred flat buildings,
cottages and bungalows to be sold at
reasonable rates to members of all
races in choice districts of the dry.
Agreed With Her.
Lady '"Aren't yon ashamed to beg?
Ton are so ragged that I am ashamed
of you myself." Hobo 'Tea. It Is
kind of n, reflection on the generosity
of the neighborhood, muni." Ameri
can Legion Weekly.
Embellishment Affords Splendid Deo-
oration for the Dark Silk or
Valenciennes lace enjoys consider
able of u vogue for the decoration of
dark silk r satin frocks. A black
foulard piwn showed a large collar
and deep cuffs composed of alternate
rows of vnlenclennes lace and Inser
tions. Another new blouse Is fash
ioned from velvet and chiffon, trimmed
with creamy white Valenciennes lace.
The lower part of the sleeves is
trimmed with the Valenciennes, the
lower edge of the lace being gathered
on a black velvet ribbon, which snugly
encircles the wrist and Is tied In loops
ind- long ends. Valenciennes forms
the large collar and girdle.
SKIRT STYLES FOR CHILDREN
What's Coming Next, Ma?
"Whoever christened the movies the
silent drama never suffered the tragedy
of the wornqn behind you explaining
the story to her six children. Wash
ington Post -
Mine Accident Rates.
The accident rates In coal mines of
England, France, Belgium, Germany,
Austria and Japan are much lower
than In America, because all the miners
Popular Rule Is to Make Garment
Short; Low Waistline Favored
The question of skirt length has not
been n disturbing , one in styles for
children as It has in those for grown
ups this season, the popular rule being
to make garments for Juveniles ab
breviated as to length.
i Up to the age of fourteen there Is
no rule In regard to waistline placlnf.
this somewhat Imaginary point beln
high, normal or low, according to tb
figure of the child. The girl of four
teen, however, finds the low waistline
favored In her frocks and many little
coat dresses that are practically
rppllcas of tlue approved for women
are worn hr - rr'i.
in actress who was collecting afl
nony from four ex-husbands had
bit of hard luck last week. One of
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