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THE UROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL, Saturday, February 25, 1922:
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Hon. Patrick J. Carr -
flu Regular Democratic Candidate for Treasurer of Cook Comity,
Who Will Come la Under The Wire Far Ahead of All of His
So-Called Opponents Primary Day, Tuesday, April 11.
KAKING A RECORD AS COUN
Patrick J. Carr, present County
Treasurer appointed by the County
Board on April 20, 1921 io fill the un
expired term of the late Harry R.
Cbbons. His selection was the unan
imous choice of the County Board
at a special meeting held on the above
At the time of his appointment Mr.
Carr pledged himself to carry out the
campaign pledges of the late Mr. Gib
bons, and officially stated at the time
that the watchword of the office would
be "Courtesy and Service to the tax
paying Public," especially to the small
tax payers, who are found to be timid
about asking questions regarding their
taxes. In this connection, one of the
most recent moves for the conven-.
mice of the tax payers was the loca
tion of about 15 additional sub-stations,
making a total of 87 sub-stations
throughout the city for the payment
of taxes. These sub-stations, which
are located in the thickly populated
sections of Chicago, are for the sole
purpose of collecting taxes in the
neighborhood, thereby relieving the
tax payer of the necessity of coming
down to the Treasurer's office, and
perhaps waiting in lin,e for an hour
or so. Has also established an infor
mation desk with men in charge who
speak various foreign languages.
New Interest Record
It was only recently that Mr. Carr
set a new record in turning back to
the County interest on 1921 collec
tions, in that he turned over a total
oi 5654,419.90, representing interest on
County moneys to November 30, 1921,
the end of the County's fiscal year.
Ths is by far the largest amount of
interest ever returned by a County
Mr. Carr ttis Checking System
The wisdom of checking on the
Treasurer's records and requiring him
to report all interest earned is shown,
Mr. Can- says, in comparing the rec
ords of past years. In 1905 the total
interest turned over by the County
Treasurer was only $73,138, according
to records in the County Comptroller's
Sce. The total has grown steadily
ontfl it has reached the big figure
Ported by Mr. Carr. ?
In 1909 the interest received, ac
cording to the Comptroller's records,
lad increased to $117,266.91, in 1914
tad amounted to $189,286.12, in 1918
to $300,535.45, in 1920 to $588,681.17,
and this year to 654,419.90. The best
showing of any mpnth during 1921
ss in May, when the interest amount
ed to $128,638.44. The poorest show
ing was in January, $12,461.12, a peri
od when practically no tax money
was being received.
Mr. Carr, during his period of office,
has taken every precaution to prevent
tax sharks buying the property of
poor delinquent tax payers, and in
this respect he has notified by regis
tered (mail all delinquent tax payers
from 5 to 10 days previous to the date
set for the sale of any particular tax
warrants, and in this way a great
number of property owners have
avoided the expense and time of re
deeming their property from the tax
sharks. This is a service that only
the poor tax payer can appreciate,
that is to say, anyone who cannot see
their way clear to make payment for
property when it is due.
J-Enonnons Amount of Honey Yearly
It may be news to you to know that
the County Treasurer of Cook County
handles during the course of a fiscal
year, approximately $210,000,000.00. It
is a big business propostion and Mr.
Carr is at the head of it, and he has
been functioning the office as a big
man should, and thus serving the peo
ple faithfully and well in the capacity
of County Treasurer, however, Mr.
Carr is only acting in accordance with
his previous record of a public official.
Mr. Carr was born in Chicago on
September 4, 1880. After completing
a grammar school course he attended
De Lasalle Institute, peddling papers
in South Halsted street to pay for
his tuition and help with the family
Early in life he was employed as
nackintr clerk in W- F. McLaughlin's
Coffee House and subsequently joined
the Chicago Vessel Unloaders' Union,
and worked as a foreman stevedore on
docks of the Chicago River for five
years. He successfully passed a civil
service examination for appointment
as sidewalk inspector for the City,
and resigned this position to accept
h nomination for alderman of the
5th ward, which he represented in the
Council for two terms. He was sub
connmtlv elected bv Democrats -as "a
member, of the Board of Trustees of
the Sanitary District The most not
able ordinance introduced and .passed
through his efforts orovfded for filling
in of Bubbly Creek, an eyesore on the
south side for a decade. This also em
bodied the opening of 39th street as
a main thoroughfare irom the lake to
the Forest Preserve. Mr. Carr is pop
ular in the stockyards district, and has
represented the 5th ward in the Demo
cratic County Central Committee for
the last fourteen years.
rie E. Stump, The Regular Traveling
Corretpondent For The Broad Ax, b
Still Spending Much of His Time Down
South Mingling With The Big Bishops
and The Educators.
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HON. JAMES A- SCOTT
A Sbfc Attorney of &CJ" Sl
Bcaa Cmnriiifotr for Coast? Commmnrmw Wi J&
mmk, Feel Dead 5r Tm He ww tyj-
Live Oaks, Florida. Bishop A. J.
Carey, of Chicago is as happy as a
lark if that bird is considered happy,
because, he succeeded in landing the
next general conference right in
Louisville, Ky. I mean the general
conference of the African Methodist
Episcopal church, and the Rev. Noah
Williams wears a smile on him that
would outdo the "Gold Dust Twins,"
because he is the pastor of Quinn
chapel, and that will give him an op
portunity to serve his berthren, and
in return will give them the oppor
tunity to serve him. All men should
believe in reciprocating.
You see when that general confer
ence goes to Louisville. Dr. Williams
will be the main guy in selecting
stopping places for all the men and
women who make up the general con
ference and all the visitors who will
be there, and he is going to shape
things that all will have good places,
and all will be so well fed that they
will say to Dr. Williams, "You will
make a good missionary secretary."
There is something to live for and
work for in the A. M. E. church.
Then just up the road, in Indianap
olis, is Charles Sumner Williams, and
the Lord has ordained that he shall
be one of the bishops of his church.
He is a good man and is rendering
good service, and .then in addition to
this he is a trained man, one worth
all that you can hand to him.ttnd
would be a credit on the bench.
But I am not bishop and general
officer making this week, but I am
dealing in education. I have been to
M. E. Z. and the C. M.,E. churches,
and telling them that they had re
quested the Sunday School Union
Secretary to resign in case he did
not resign then the Board of Mana
gers were instructed to suspend him
from office until the meeting of the
general conference. But he did not
take into account that the Sunday
School Union was chartered, and
there was something more to be done
than to just suspend a -man without
charges and specifications, without
his having been ried by the church
first and found guilty of something.
Well, I am not prepared to tell you
dear readers, what the end of this
will be. Bishop Flipper resigned from
the chairmanship of the Board of
Managers, but I am told according to
law he cannot resign that is to say
the bishops could not accept his res
ignation and place in charge his suc
cessor, Bishop W. D. Chappelle. All
of this will be fought out I fear in
the courts, but I hope not I hope
the bishops will accept the situation
and let things remain until the meet
ing of their general conference next
in Louisville, Ky., 1924.
I have been out to that wonderful
plant operated in Mt Meigs, the Peo
ples Village School, at the head of
which is Miss Georgia Washington, a
native of Virginia, and a graduate
from Hampton, and who is still feed
ing her mind every year at Columbia
in New York. She is a wonder of
the age. It was a great opportunity
to visit this plant to see how the work
is being conducted there. Everything
HON. EMMETT WHEALAN
Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Cook County
Commissioners Who Will Be Renominated at the Primaries
Tuesday, April 11.
Hon. Emmett Whealan, who is suc
cessfully finishing his first term as
county commissioner, always greets
all comers with a pleasant smile and
with the glad hand, who stands ace
high with all classes of his fellow cit
izens and has a splendid business rec
ord Fehind him. He has a quick
grasp of financial matters, and when
Mr. Ryan was elevated to the pres
idency, Mr. Whealan was made chair
man of the County Board Finance
Committee. Also, he is chairman of
the Forest Preserve Board Real Es
tate Committee. He formerly was
connected with the business of news
paper making, in which vocation he
gained skill in the mechanical depart
ments. In recent years he has been
engaged in the real estate business,
specializing in the southwestern sec
tion of Chicago. His home is at 5629
South Seeley Ave. He is of the real
ty firm of Whealan & Byrne, 6345 S.
Alderman Thomas F. Byrne, one of
the big guns of the city council is
connected with Commissioner Whea
lan in the real estate business.
some schools, and if I could just get
a diploma from all the schools I go,
I would just be the most educated
man in all this country, but since I
do not I just go to the schools, look
wise, and make big sounds, and hive
the ptfople I can fool believe that I
am some pumpkins in this education
If you will go back to Montgomery
where. I was when I wrote that other
'letter, you will recall that I was there
mingling with big men, the bishops
of three great Methodist churches. I
was just the bishop of the Baptist
church, yet I found time to take a
peep at them other bishops and here
and there say a word to them. I was
just as happy as a June bug in a
blackberry patch. It is a fine thing
to be able to mingle with big men.
Rev. S. J. Johnson, of San Antonio,
Texas, treated me just like he would
a big brother, and there were other
strong and able men there. I men
tion Dr. Johnson, because he is al
ready a big man and is to be the next
secretary of Church Extension, and
I am sure he will make a good one.
They are going to have a heluva
time in the church for the next few
months I fear. I think, that it would
be well to take Secretary Ira T.
Bryant to the Lord in prayer, rather
than to get mixed up in the courts of
Nashville, taking it to the judge in
prayer which will cost thousands of
dollars. Getting angry because a bro
ther made a mistake will not get han
out, especially when he has fighting
hUh enourfi to contend for his rights
and take it to the judge.
The bishops deeiarea mat och j
Bryant had sown the seeds of dissen
sion, and Bishop C S. Smith prepared
.., t.?4 fee read before the tn
council, dedarrag that the A. M. E.
church offered aa apology to me jx.
as neat as a pin, and some of the
brainy women of the race there. I
was thrown in contact with the
trained nurse, the woman who holds
an A. B. from Columbia, Mrs. Harriet
Jones, of New York, and there was
another well trained woman from
way out in Washington, who is vice
principal, and then there were other
well trained women from Fisk, and
other schools of standing. God bless
this wonderful work.
I also had the pleasure of visiting
the state normal school in Montgom
ery, and meeting that prince of edu
cators, Prof. G. W. Trenholm, the
president, and a man who is making
things happen. I had a great desire
to see him follow the late William H.
Councill at Normal, but the white
folks thought otherwise, and I had
to bow my head and exclaim "Praise
There is a little woman there from
.Meridian, Mississippi, Miss Bertha
Smith, and honey she is some scholar.
She is doing a great big work. She
Is a graduate roxn Howard, and is
also taking some special work at Col
umbia in New York. She is small
in body, but all brains. I found so
much pleasure irt meeting her. I also
jnct Mrs. Govan, who is another fine
school aqd who is assisting in the
work there at the state normal.
i am going to' devote a. whole letter
to this work later, as well as fo the
work of Miss "Washington.
Into Mobile for a few minutes. I
did not get to see man -friends there.
I met Dr. H. Roger Williams, and
spent most of toy time ith him. He
is a wonder of the age, and a scholar
and 'poet He read -some of his writ
ings to nie, and honey lie is. just
there. It takes a man to live in Mo
bile. This is the town where the Ka
Klnx ordered all tie physicians of
my race to put "ColoreM" on their
signs. That was going too far.
Dr. Williams just took down his
sign and put his own mug in the win
dow, and you could see who he was.
He is a busy man, and because of his
wonderful ability many white people
called on him. He is just a doctor,
and he knows his stuff, as well as
others in the town.
From Mobile, I made it to Mariana,
Florida, and then to this place, and
here I am in another great college,
the Florida Memorial College, at the
head of which stands Prof. A. C Curt
wright, a trained ,mari, a graduate
from Moorhouse College, and a man
who believes in doing things. I will
riot lell you all this week. I am down
in the hot clime, and I want you to
pray for me that I may get out when
I am ready to leave.
I am getting ready for the National
Baptist Sunday School and B. Y. P.
U. congress in New Orleans in June,
and then I am going to the National
Baptist convention in Los Angeles,
Cal. I will tell you about these
things from time to time. Many
preachers are getting ready now for
CHARLES E. STUMP.
The Bailey Realty Co., and the Mil
ton Mercantile Agency, 3638 S. State
street, of which M. T Bailey is pres
ident and general manager, have added
Joseph M. Davis, formerly of St
Louis, Xro., and Mrs. Sarah Benton,
1431 W. 109th place, Morgan Park, in
order to help push business for the
Mrs. Theresa Harvey-Schmidt, 6008
S. May street, is much improved after
an illness of pneumonia for more than
two weeks. For more than six years,
Mrs. Schmidt wis the efficient sten
ographer and bookkeeper in the office
of the Bailey Realty Co., and the Mil
ton Mercantile Agency, and is now a
stenographer in the Board of Educa
Mr. Frank B. Waring, 6427 Eber
hart avenue, has been confined to his
home for the past few weeks with ill
ness, but to the delight of his many
friends, he will soon be able to be out
Mrs. Sandy W. Trice, 6438 Eber
hart avenue, has been confined the
past week to her home, from the ef
fects of a severe cold. Her many
friends hope that she will soon be re
stored to good health again.
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One of the Most Prominent Free and Accepted Masons in the Middle
West, Who b a Warm Friend and a Strong Follower of Rev.
W. D. Cook.
CALLED TO RICHMOND
R. W. Wells, president The Wells
Book Concern, 3710 Indiana avenue,
was called to Richmond, Va., a few
days ago to the bedside of his sick
mother, Mrs. L. W. Wells, well-known
citizen of Richmond and Virginia, who
has since died. Mr. Wells has the
sympathy of his many fraternal
IN THE CITY
Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell of Lake
Forest, 111., spent Sunday in the city
visiting relatives, Mrs. Esther Nor
wood and the Baxter Sisters, 420
E. 48th place.
Mrs. Maggie Paris, 3608 State st
is able to resume her duties again
after being confined to her home sev
eral days on account of illness.
MRS. YOUNG IMPROVES
Mrs. Lou Ella Young, 3556 Giles
avenue, who has been ill and confined
to her bed for several days, is.some
what improvedv,under the care of Dr.
For Increase of Board of Directors of .
Binga State Bank
In conformity with Section 12 of
the Banking Laws, of, the State of .
Illinois, a special meeting" of the
stockholders of the Binga State Bank
will be held Saturday, March 4, 1922,
at 10 o'clock a. m., at the bank to
vote on the proposition to increase
the number of the board of directors.
Respectfully Jesse Binga, R. S.
Abbott, U. G. Dailey, W. A. Robin
son, John R. Marshall, Oscar . De-
Priest, H. R. Smith, C H. Clark,
Statement December 31, 1921
Real Estate $148,000.00
Mortgage Loans.. 211.063.00
Bank Stocks 27.300.00
Cash on Deposit. 13,061.06
Bills and Notes
Receivable . . . 125,465.88
Capital Stock Sub
scription Notes . . 61,532.72
v" LIABILITIES .
Reserve on Policies $ 63,877".72
Reserve Death Claims 2,000.00
Reserved for Taxes - 1 ,500.00
Premiums Paid in Advance. . . ' 87143
Salaries and Bills Accrued ... . 2,566.39
Capital Stock 200,000.00
Gross Surplus 625,64 1.15
.Total Ledger Assets $836,873.54
Interest Due and
Accrued $ 8.804.73
Value of Bonds 7,749.12
Premium Due and
Furniture and Fix
tures .-.. 18,000.00
Total -. $895,772.6?
Total Non Ledger Assets. . . 58,899.15
Gross Assets $895,772.69
Amount of Insurance and
Kind of Policies Issued .
to December 31, 1921 -
Limited Pay Life..'... 1.072,000.00
Ordinary Life 682,5 Off.00
It challenges any other Old Line Legal Reserve Life Insurance Company to
show a record that will equal this as to kinds and amount of insurance issued,
and paid for in the same length of time, first 22 months, operating as a going
This Company has more stockholders, citizens of Chicago, than any and
all other Life Insurance Companies that are incorporated under the laws of Illinois, h
making good on the motto TO DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PEO-
PLE. It is big enough to be little enough to say that it does not want you to watch !
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every new poucynoiaer aaas saengui io any company ;majung uicui
stronger by putting them into better position of being able to help the policyhold-'-ers
in their old age time or take care of their beneficiaries when -they pass ori.
We want you as a policyholder in this Company, which, is properly named j
the Company of Endowments for the Public . . " ' -" I , I -
Any information regarding the Company will be gladly furnished upon request
to the Home Office. , .' T
LFRED CLOVER, General Manager i ;'U '
Home Office: 108 Soufli La SaflerSireet "'
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