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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILI. Saturday, February 18, 1922.
THE BROAD AX
Published Every Saturday
In this city since. July 15th, 1899,
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
February 18, 1922
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
19, 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
11L Under Act of March 8. 1879.
By M. A. Majors, M. D.
Nothing is quite as important as
We smile to cover our sorrow and
sometimes weep to express our joy.
Camouflage is an imaginary screen,
and who is so good that he would
not hide behind it?
The staunchest men and women are
bent and twisted over the merest
trifles, while the culprit and dare
devil will surrender to the innocence
of a little child.
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HON. JAMES H. LAWLEY AND HON.
MATT. A. MUELLER WILL BE RE
NOMINATED AND RE-ELECTED
TRUSTEES OF THE SANITARY DIS
TRICT OF CHICAGO.
The first part of November, 1916,
Hon. James H. Lawlcy and Hon.
Matt A. Mueller were elected as two
of the Trustees of the Sanitary Dis
trict of Chicago and from that time to
the present they have more than
amply proven themselves to be worthy
public servants of the people.
Their past records, for honesty and
efficiency, stand forth, not only as
Trustees of the Sanitary District of
Chicago, but as high grade business
men, without one black mark against
them pertaining to their integrity,
honesty and straightforward business
course pertaining to their official
The vast majority of the men and
wnitim voters in this city and
throughout Cook County should, on
Tuesday, April 11, primary day, vote
in favor of renominating Messrs. Law
Icy and Mueller, which would assist
to reward them for their past faithful
public service. .
HON. JAMES H. LAWLEY
Republican Candidate for Renomination for Trustee of the Sanitary
District of Chicago, to Be Voted for at the Primaries Tuesday,
Blarney is something all of us re
ceive from our friends in exchange
for our good will.
come under out notice daily. Why
will a woman let a dog kiss her, and
allow a man to be mobbed for trying
to kiss her? Why wiU a man grin
and look satisfied and become extrava
gant, even to making some vampire
look like a person of luxury, when he
will howl and scowl and growl bois
terous because his wife asked him for
the very necessities?
Why will a wive find fault of the
husband and even allow others to talk
about him to her, while yet the hus-
jband is in complete ignorance of his
wife's dissatisfaction, and expected to
make her a support? To sum the en
tire jumble of foolishness up we are
of the opinion that they arc just crazy
and do not know it.
KEEP ON KEEPING ON
Remembering the qualities of a de
parted friend cannot be misjudged nor
mistaken. The Broad Ax has for a
number of years allowed valuable
space for portrayal of the character of
men and women of the race passing
away. Perhaps no other interest at
taches quite as strong as the kindest
recollections of those who "had a
gladness and a smile" and who for us
had a "healing sympathy."
NEW HISTORY OF LIBERIA
By Thomas H. B. Walker
The ego is sometimes a discord in
the silent chorus of human aspirations.
The boy knows the apple is green,
and he'has had the colic, but true to paper, with large
the childish instinct of old man Adam
,' he does not care A-dam.
We are altogethci upset when we
undertake to study out the many rea
sons for a great many things that
The Cornhill Publishing Company,
No. 2A Park Street, Boston, Mass.,
has recently published a new history
of Liberia, which is highly interesting,
from beginning to end, it is numer
ously illustrated with cuts of prom
inent personages of that country and
with pictures of some of its public
The new History of Liberia con
sists if one hundred and seventy-five
pages. It is printed on splendid book
bold faced type,
making it very easy to read.
The price of the New History of
Liberia is $2.00 per volume, and it
can be secured from the Cornhill Pub
lishing Company, No. 2A Park Street,!
HON. SAMUEL A. ETTELSON
Corporatk ComuA of Chicago, Wffl be RoEZscted to the State
Ste from the Third SeaaSorial Dktrict of BEsok; Who W2L
cm Saaday Eveoag, Fehraary 19. Deliver aa ELocamt Ocatkm
at tae WcadeS ffctfkps mgfe ocaoot, AHsrcysauB oirees ami
Prairie Avease, oa "George Wathagtos, the Father of Thai
Keep on keeping on, there is plenty to
Don't wring your hands and lie
down in despair.
Things that you want, you have n6
time to sigh for,
While you are moaning, another
Things worth the having make effort
more pleasing, "
For the best fruits you have to
Never give in, though Good Fortune
Keep on keeping on, and keep on
all the time.
There is no sense in forever com
Grumbling and growling are bad
for the soul.
Struggle and climb, to all good things
Noble endeavor will get to the goal.
Life will be fuller and cleaner and
If you press on with a purpose sublime;
Nothing Good Fortune loves 'more
than a fighter,
Keep on keeping on, and keep on
all the time.
Elsie E. Hess, from the Mangin
Herald, New York City.
THE APPOMATTOX CLUB
3632 Grand Boulevard
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRU
Tuesday, February 21st, 9:00 p. m.
2nd Annual Reception and Dance.
People's Movement Club, 31-10 Indiana
Ave. Formal. Members and Families.
Admission by Card.
Monday, February 27th, 8:30 p. m.
Ladies' Night Billiard room. Games:
Caldwell Watkins vs. L C. Washing
ton; Dr. Virgil Pu.nphrey vs. George
S. Harris; E. D. Washington vs. John
Fry. Members and lady guests in
vited Matinee Dance every Saturday.
Ladies' Whist 1st and 3rd Tuesdays,
2:30 p. m.
ON THE GO
M. T. Bailey, prcs.. The Bailey
Realty Co., and mgr. The Milton Mer
cantile Agency, 3638 State St, spent
a busy week in and out the city look
ing after business matters for clients.
THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE WILL
SOON MEET IN ATLANTA
The Southern Cooperative League,
which is better known by its old name
The Southern Sociological Congress,
has called an important conference to
meet at Atlanta, Ga., March 9. The
Conference is planned to "review the
present needs of the South," and to
"work out definite plans for meeting
those needs in a five year program."
The stated aims of the Southern
Cooperative League are:
1. To double the appropriations for
2. To reduce the children's death
3. To prevent lynching and to secure
inter-racial good will.
4. To provide a clearing house for
information on social conditions.
5. To exalt the home to its porper
place in Southern life.
MEMORIAL ON ANTI-LYNCH
BILL TO GO TO U. S. SENATE
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York, has an
nounced that a mass meeting would be
held in the Town Hun on Wednesday
evening, March 1, at which Repre
sentative Leonidas C Dyer of Mis
souri would speak.
Mr. Dyer sponsored the Dyer Anti
Lynching Bill which was passed on
January 26 by a vote of 230 to 119
in the House of Representatives. At
the mass meeting a memorial will be
adopted and sent to the United States
Senate urging immediate passage of
the Dyer bill, which is now in the
hands of the senate committee on the
The Dyer bill defines a mob as
three or more persons acting in con
cert to deprive any person of his life
without authority of law, as punish
ment for some crime or to prevent
commission pf a supposed- or actual
public offense. It fines the county in
which a lynching takes place $10,000,
and makes participants in lynching
liable to trial for felony.
COLORED DEMOCRAT SECURES
New York City. Ferdinand Q.
Morton, Esq.", local Afro-American
Democratic leader, was recently ap
pointed a member of the Civil Service
Commission of New Cork Gty by
Mayor Hylan, Democrat, in recogni
tion of the big Afro-American vote
which helped re-elect the Tammany
candidate last fall, under Morton's
leadership. It is the best possible
kind of an appointment for the benefit
of the race, and the biggest we have
ever received from a New York mayor.
Salary, $11,000 a year.
Morton was born in Mississippi,
reared in Washington, educated at
Harvard College and graduated from
Boston University Law School; a
product of mixed schools. He started
at the bottom here, rose rapidly in
politics and held many offices.
Jas. Mcdendon, a member of the
race, succeeds him as Assistant Dis
trict Attorney; salary $5,000 a year.
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COL. JOHN V. CLINNIN
First Asistant United States District Attorney for the Northern Dis
trict of Illinois, Whose Hosts of Warm Friends Feel Dead Sure
That He Will Emerge From His Present Troubles With Frying
WALTER B. FLOWERS AND
COL. SAMUEL A. McGOWAN
GOT COL. JOHN'V. CLINNIN
IN BAD BY CONDECENDING
TO MIX UP IN THEIR WHIS
From all that has been said and done
by Federal Judges K. M. Landis and
George A. Carpenter and several As
sistant United States District Attor
neys, including Col. John V. Ginnin,
and Walter B. Flowers, Colored Pull
man Car porter; Col Samuel A. Mc
Gowan, who has for a long time held
down a soft position in the office of
the County Recorder; it seems that
Mr. Flowers has made considerable
money in bootlegging whisky that,
after being caught with the goods on
him, he paid Col. McGowan $1,300 to
ease him out of his trouble, and, after
being sentenced to thirty days in the
house of correction, he coughed up the
whole thing, causing Col. McGowan to
be separated from his job, at least for
the time being, and Attorney General
Daugherty has issued an order sus
pending Col. Clinnin from his posi
tion as First Assistant United States
District Attorney for the Northern
District of Illinois until a thorough
investigation can be made.
In justice to Col. Ginnin, who has
a splendid Avar or military record,
which will always linger with him, he
honestly states that he did not touch
nor receive one penny of the $1,300
which fell into the pockets, so it is
claimed, of CoL McGowan, to "fix"
the whisky case for Walter B. Flowers.
The Louise D. Marshall Auxiliary of
The Eighth Regiment Gave a De
lightful Whist Party at the Armory
Last Saturday afternoon the first
monthly whist partyt given by the
Louise D. Marshall Auxiliary of the
Eighth Regiment, was the order of
the afternoon. More than one hun
dred fashionably, attired ladies joined
in the whist games and contested to
the limit for the various prizes, which
were awarded to the lucky players.
The Eighth Regiment Orchestra,
under the leadership of J. B. Tucker,
discoursed lively music from the bal
cony. All in all, an enjoyable after
noon was spent
CoL Otis B. Duncan, commanding
the Eighth Regiment, Illinois Na
tional Guard; CoL James H. Johnson
and Mr. Julius F. Taylor were among
the gentlemen present who took a
keen interest in the playing on the
part of the ladies.
Mrs. John H. Oglesby was chair
man of the affair. Mrs. James H.
Johnson is president of- the Louis D.
Marshall Auxiliary, which -was named
in honor of Mrs. John R. Marshall.
Mrs. J. C HalL vice president, Mrs.
H. Betts, treasurer; Miss Essie Ar
nold, corresponding secretary, and
Mrs." C L. HilL secretary.
RUMMAGE SALE BRIEFS
Crowds upon crowds of people
poured into the Chicago Urban League
Rummage Sale last week some to
buy, some laden with bundles which
they brought to boost the sale. A. man
here wants' a bed and gets it, another
one stoops over a gigantic pile of
shoes and finally gets three pairs for
50 cents. One six-footer looked in
vain for a number eleven shoe. "Say
you got any extra pants?" comes from
another, who went away with a bed,
three comforters, an overcoat and a
pair of shoes, but no extra trousers.
One woman got a hat for thirty-five
cents, another quarrelled because she
was charged fifty cents for another
one. She wondered whether the extra
fifteen cents was because the hat was
red, "it is just like that one you sold
for thirty-five." A lively scene it was
and though at least ten salesmen and
saleswomen were constantly sejlinjr
from nine in the morning to eight and
nine at night, the good friends of the
League continued to send things so
that the sale was extended into this
The Executive Secretary T. Arnold
HAL who has just returned to the city
from Richmond, Virginia, and New
York, was greatly pleased at the co
operative spirit shown hy League
friends and supporters, and he thanks
all who have assisted in any way in
making the sale a success. Without
them it could not possibly have been
put over. A list of their names will
appear later. "C"
HON. MATT. A. MUELLER
Republican Candidate for Renomination for Trustee of the Sanifcu,
District of Chicago to Be Voted for at the Primaries TneJ!;
During the past week, Charles
Satchell Morris, Jr., an eminent
young orator, well known throughout
the country having already spoken in
thirty-two states, has received numer
ous invitations to speak at some of
the most prominent churches and
clubs; among the invitations received
was one from The Undenomination
Ushers Union of Newark, N.J. While
in the city attending the University
of Chicago, Mr. Morris is stopping
at 4450 Prairie venue, the residence
of Dr. and Mrs. Monroe A. Majors.
CARTER CLUB ENTERTAINS
The Carter Charitable and Benevo
lent Club entertained its members and
friends at its fifth annual dinner Fri
day evening, Feb. 10th, at the resi
dence of Mrs. Clark, 4337 Wabash
avenue. Scores of guests were
crowded into the parlors and dining
room where they were served to their
satisfaction. Following the dinner, a
program was rendered. Among the
guests present were Mme. E. M. Car
ter, founder of the Club, who was
able to be present after an illness of
PIONEER CITIZEN DEAD
Mrs. Mary J. Robinson, pioneer
citizen of Morgan Park, having lived
in that village at 11306 S. Elizabeth
street, for the past fifteen years, is
dead and was buried from Bethes
dean Baptist Church, Feb. 11th, under
the auspices of Pride of Morgan Park
Council of A. U. K. & D. of A. of
which she was secretary. Mrs. Rob
inson was the wife of Louis M. Robinson.
JLUJWIM IN 1.0RIDA
Lakeland, Florida F Jenu.
preached to his peopel the equals
the races and of course incurred thj
hostility of the mobrocratic $,
southerners. He was i nally anesy
and taken to Tampa for afdeepiBg,
after masked men had taken bm to
the woods near San ford acrf vshipntf
him. When examined at Taapj, jfc
scars were still on him.
NEWS ITEM FROM NEW OR.
The Louisiana Industrial Lifeltac
ance has just completed a most suc
cessful year. It is a very young con.
pany having run only 11 months, i
is capitalized at $25,000 and has in c
feet insurance to the amount of $!..
442,940, all since its organization a
March 1920. It is now planning a
extension of its activities to otbtr
cities and states and an expansion at
its capital stock to make this possfbi
Miss Jennie McCamey, 3728 Giks
avenue, after spending several weda
at Provident Hospital, left the cr;
the latter part of the week for Los
Angeles, Calif., where she will spod
several months in the hope of recov
ering her health.
HERE ON BUSINESS
Mrs. Cora E. Franklin, who has
spent the last few years in California,
is in the city on business and will
probably spend a few weeks with old
ILLNESS DEFERS TRIP
On account of sudden illness, Ma
Elizabeth Rochon, 3723 Indiana an
nue, well known in fraternal circla
is confined to her bed, and will not
be able to make an extensive sontnen
trip which she was about to raxe
when taken ill.
George H. Jackson, president of
The Pyramid Building & Loan Asso
ciation, who has been confined i
Provident Hospital for several dajs,
is some better.
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HON. EDWARD H. WRIGHT
RepnbEcanCoininitteenian From the Second Ward, Who WJ
doced Hon. Martin a Madden at Rev. W. D. Cook's Ch
Wendell Phillips High School and at the Appomattox
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That the Congreman Could Retam to Washiigton and Regf
There; Tlat Here Is No Qaettion Abpat Hk RenonunaW8'
Whether He k m the Chr or Not i