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CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY APRIL 22, 1922.
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THE BROAD AX
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JULIUS F. TAYLOR
" Editor and Publisher
DR. M. A. MAJORS
4700 South State Street
Phone Drexel 1416
April 22, 1922
fatered as Second-Oass Mktter, Aug.
&, 1902. at the Post Office it Chicago,
a Under Act of March ,8, 1879.
SOME FEW FACTS ABOUT THE
ON SOUTHERN TOUR
Harrison M. Gflliean, a member of
the National Negro Press Associa
tion, is now on a southern tour of the
south in interest of The Overton Hy
gienic Mfg. Co., of this city. Mr. Gil
Hean was among the many Chicago
ans at Tuskcgee Institute, Ala., a few
Samuel Foster, 4144 Prairie Ave.,
who has been quite ill for several
months, is somewhat improved.
SIGNS OF SPRING
TO MAKE GOOD SHOWING
Officers and members of the vari
ous Councils at Evanston, Morgan
Park and other suburbs are expected
to attend the great military display
to be given April 24th at Eighth Regi
ment Armory by the various Coun
cils of A. U. K. & D. of A. of Chicago.
HON. SAMUEL A. ETTELSON
Re-Nominated for the State Senate from the Third Senatorial
District of Illinois.
By Dr. M. A. Majors
'Long before the Civil War quite a
number of colored men of America
graduated from England's most fam
Dr. Martin R. Delaney finished his
medical course in England, and wrote
his thesis in Latin. It was an answer
to the Duke of Argyle "Origin of
Races and Color." He came back to
the United States and was brevetted
a major in the U. S. Army.
.All of the colored men that were
with John Brown in his raid at Har
pers Ferry are now dead.
publishing a truthful paper, earnest in
its preachments; intelligent in every
line, and strong for his race.
Dr. Allen A. Wesley is perhaps the
first colored military surgeon to be
long to the American Society of mili
Hqjj? Geo. L. Knox is a remarkable
example of racial ambition. Without
ever having attended a school or
college has acquired a fund of knowl
edge by close proximity to young
men of the universities that make
him indeed interesting to any class
of American citizens.
Both the Ferguson boys, Charlie
and Henry, were graduates of Fisk
University in the seventies. They
went to Texas where each of them
achieved distinction and wealth- They
were prominent in politics and filled
very responsible offices. They have
been dead many years.
Hon. James Madison Vance became
an eminent lawyer at the bar in New
Orleans. He was the prominent col
ored man who seconded the nomina
tion of Gov. McKinley at the Na
tional Republican Convention for
-Mr. Julius F. Taylor, editor nd
owner of The Broad Ax is not pub
lishing a great large paper, but he is
Ex-congressman Geo. W. Murray,
Hon. John R. Lynch, ex-pay master
of the U. S. Army, and Hon. Richard
T. Greener, Ex-consul and minister
plenipotentiary for the United States
reside in Chicago. All are active and
are united to the progressive life of
the race in all its efforts to go forward.
The great team of Williams and
Walker, famous actors has again
been united in death. Let us see,
there is Ada Overton Walker, Tom
Brown, Bob Cole and Johnson, his
first pal. Earnest Hogan, Billie Ker
'sands, J. Ed Green, Prof. William
Reese Europe, Flora Batson and
dozens of other stars of first mag
nitude all crossed over to the other
side. Gee, but they must be having
a good time in heaven!
Several teachers at The Virginia
Xormal and Industrial Institute of
Petci4burg, Va., are to come to the
city at the close of the school year
in June and enter the University of
Chicago during the summer session.
ON AGTIVE DUTY
Rev. T. L. Scott, pastor of Grant's
A. M. E. Chapel, 4600 Evans avc, who
has spent much time out of the city
conducting revival meetings, has just
returned from Tennessee and several
other southern states where he did a
great work in the religious field.
BAILEY IN SUBURBS
M. T. Bailey, president of The
Bailey Realty Co., 3638 S. State St.,
is now on the job every Sunday in
Morgan Park where he expects to be
of much assistance to those wishing
to locate in Morgan Park and other
suburbs. Mr. Bailey will go into the
Park during the week by appoint
Mr. Jesse Binga was the first col
ored man in Illinois to become a gen
Col. Franklin A. Denison has been
a city prosecuting attorney, Assistant
corporation counsel, a colonel in the
great World War in France, and is
now Assistant Attorney General of
the State of Illinois.
Mrs. Mary Church Terrell of Wash
ington, D. C, is an honor graduate of
Oberlin College. Several times she
has gone across the Atlantic Ocean
to attend the world's Women Con
gress. So versed is she in many lan
guages especially in French, Spanish,
German and Latin, she has been able
to address the peoples of Europe.
Mr. Anthony Overton is a man of
very excellent qualities. He is study
ing the commercial spirit of the age,
and is engaged in putting his theory
into practice so much so that it re
quires about fifty others of his race
to help him attend to his very large
and growing business.
THE TIME FOR GENERAL
CLEANING IS HERE
By M. A. Majors
-Mr. Henry Davis Middleton is mak
ing a study of the interesting life of
Pushkin thfc Russian-Negro poet, his
torian, dramatist, etc.
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We are not to forget that we have
the chance to make good in spite of
the ridiculous sentiment some mangy
pigmy hearts hold dear. We may
prove if we choose to do so, and there
isn't any reason why we should not,
that our homes, our hearts, our
morals and our notions of true living
are just as clean as any other race
of people in Chicago or anywhere
else. The great season is soon to be
on that will call for a general clean
ing up of our surroundings, our
homes, our front yards, and our back
yards. Fronts should have fresh
paint, grass should be grown and
kept properly cut, stoops and veran
das should be frequently scrubbed.
Brick walks freshened with red paint,
windows kept clean, flowers culti
vated, nice shades and window drap
ings to take the place of ragged and
badly worn ones, and new lights put
m where there are broken ones.
Then, we are not to lose sight of
the fact that our children should be
kept clean, that they may appear de
cent and especially along the boule
vards. Ragged, dirty children do not
speak well for a race of people
abused as much as we are and often
justly so. Sitting in windows and
conversing with people down on the
street, talking loud and laughing
boisterously on the street cars or in
public places, and making oneself
seen 6y ugly uncouth conduct and
general harangues that mean noth
ing at all. ,
Very often Sunday mornings we
take especial pride in observing how
well behaved our nice little boys and
girls are on the street cars, on their
way to 'Sunday school. We notice
with what kindly interest the white
passengers look at them as they get
on or off the cars, along Indiana ave.
This, makes our heart swell with
pride when we see what efforts the
mothers are making to have their
children appear so neat and tidy.
Finally, we are to organize neigh
borhood clubs in every two blocks
for interchange of opinions, and to
give timely aid to those who are not
so circumstanced in life as we are.
To get better acquainted, and to get
closer to each other for mutual un
derstanding and for the general good
of the races.
The Virginia Society met on April
19th in its regular monthly meeting
at headquarters, 3638 S. State St,
where they held an interesting meet
ing. Several new members were add
ed to the roll.
Dr. George Cleveland Hall, a prom
inent physician 'and surgeon of this
city and well known, is being .com
plimented by his many friends in and
out of the city for the excellent ad
dress delivered a few -days ago at
Tuskegee Institute, Ala, at the un
veiling of a monument to the- mem
ory of the late Booker T. Washington.
Col. Otis B. Duncan, commanding
the Eighth Regiment of Illinois, with
headquarters at Springfield, spent sev
eral days of. this week in this city.
Hon. Oscar De Priest and Hon.
Louis B. Anderson, returned home
Tuesday from a confidential trip or
mission to Washington, D. C.
Dr. and Mrs. Walter N. Thomas,
439 E. 45th place, are still expressing
their thanks to old man Dr. Stork,
for presenting them recently with a
nice little baby girl, and Miss Ines is
named in honor of Dr. Thomas'
mother. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas are
now the proud and happy parents of
three children, all girls.
Many prominent former Texans,
residing in this city, both ladies and
gentlemen, gave a banquet Wednes
day evening, April 19, at the Appo
mattox Club, 3632 Grand Boulevard,
in honor of Mr. J. R. E. Lee, Ex
tension Secretary of the National Ur
ban League. The delightful affair
was in charge of the following com
mittee: Dr. Monroe A. Majors, Mr.
J. Gray Lucas, Mrs. Edith Woodlee.
Mr. Benjamin T. Knox, Mrs. Elvie
Stewart, Dr. Spencer C Dickerson,
Mrs. A. V. Musgrove, Col. Franklin
A. Denison, Dr. Benjamin R. Bluitt,
Mrs. Ada S. McKinley.
WHITE MILLIONAIRE LEFT
New York City. After four years'
litigation, Mrs. Cora Nelson-Brooks
has won the right to one-third of the
estate of the late William A. Den
neston, white, millionaire, valued at
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contested the will. The Judge .de
cided Denneston was sane and had a
right to leave his money to whom he
PRESIDENT HARDING NAMES
Des Moines, la. John A. Baker, a
former Justice of the Peace, has re
ceived appointment from the Presi
dent as postmaster of Buxton. Mr.
Baker was in Des Moines last week
attending the postmasters' school
where he received instructions in his
various duties to perform. It is also
gratifying to know that a lady assist
ant has been appointed, making two
colored postoffice officials.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Montgomery
have removed from 223 E. 31st street,
to 4810 Indiana avenue, in the new"
Fourth Ward. Mrs. Montgomerv
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win sun continue to serve- as -rresiJ
dent of the Women's Cook County
'Permanent Republican Club.
According to the calendar spring
was officially ushered in on March
21st, although the temperature was
more like February or mid-winter
than spring. Despite this fact, how
ever, there are even in a great big
city like Chicago many unmistakable
signs of the approaching open air
And some of these signs that in
dicate the coming of springtime are
perhaps more noticeable to health of
ficials than they are to the average
citizen. Long before the boys get
out their marbles or their baseball
bats, which are essentially early
spring pastimes, there arc other man
ifestations which indicate in no nn
ccrtain way the departing of "Old
For example, the Department mail
is beginning to be pretty well loaded
up with complaints as to beating
rugs on back porches: complaints
concerning piles of unsightly rubbish
the accumulation of the winter, in
back yards, courts and areaways.
also letters from anxious housewives
inquiring as to what the law is which
would compel landlords to clean up
and rc-decoratc their apartments.
And, finally, complaints as to condi
tions in the alleys, some of which
have been neglected during the winr
ter months and are sadly in need of
renovation. All these indicate an
awakening of the springtime spirit, of
the return of the good old outdoor
season, which is always preceded by
a prevalence in most communities of
"cleanacitis." In fact every house
wife is more or less inoculated with
this particular germ during the early
Then another sign of spring is the
display of garden and flower 'seeds
to be seen in the store and shop win
dows of those who deal in these com
modities. People of outdoor tenden
cies and thrifty habits are already
planning a garden and getting ready
for the planting season.
The Department of Health for many
years has advocated back yard and
vacant lot gardens for city dwellers.
It has done so for the reason that
there is distinctly a health side to
gardening. Most city people do not
get enough outdoor air and exercise.
The back yard or vacant lot garden
will help to supply this need. And
outdoor air and exercise in the form
of gardening tend to promote bodily
health and vigor. The economic side
is well understood. There is a whole
lot of satisfaction in seeing upon your
own table fresh garden products that
you have tended and raised yourself
and the enjoyment of them amply re
pays for all the labor and money ex
pended. It's a fine idea, too, to have the
children interested in the garden, es
pecially those that are big enough to
be of some service in helping to keep
it free from weeds and cultivating the
things that grow 'therein. For a
young person tending a garden dur
ing the growing season, it is as val
uable as a course for the same length
of time would be in the eighth grade
or high school. It helps to broaden
the understanding and to reveal to a
young and receptive mind any of na
ture's valuable and interesting secrets.
So, as the springtime is at hand
and with it 'clean up, paint up and
brighten- up time is also here, let us
all get ready for it Nothing could
be more fitting, now that the season
is here when nature is ready to
brighten and beautify the world in
which we live, than that we also
should be ready and willing to do our
share towards brightening and beau
tifying the communities in which we
And this is why we should get in
touch with the spirit of spring; get
ready for a city wide clean up and
get a garden.
HON. ADOLPH MARKS
Nominated for the State Senate from the First Senatorial Dij.
trict of Illinois.
Miss Mary E. McDowell of the
University of Chicago Settlement
House is soon to leave for a tour of
Europe in the interest of friendship
between the women of various coun
tries. Miss McDowell is a consistent
friend of the Negro; she is chairman
of the Inter-racial Co-operative Com
mittee, and in that capacity haJ in
terested herself in the establishment
of day nurseries, the convalescent
care so little offered to colored girls,
the proper disposal of waste in the
2nd Ward as well as in the Stock
yards district where her Settlement
She is well thought of among the
club women of the city, and there also
has carried the gospel of understand
ing and good will. She has recom
mended books by and about Negroes
for the reading of these club women,
and when she has been invited to
speak on the social situation, she has
often refused to do so unless some
representative colored speak'er were
invited to speak also. In this way
she has introduced the better repre
sentatives of the two races to each
other. Such contact can not help be
ing educational to those who know
Negroes only through hearsay and
garbled newspaper stories of Negro
crime and immorality.
It is only fitting that as Miss Mc
Dowell soon leaves Chicago she
should know that her interest and
practical work is highly appreciated
by those who benefit from it
Texas. The banquet was tendered
him by Texans and their friends, now
living in Chicago. Mr. Lee will be
in the city for a few weeks to direct
the annual spring membership cam
paign of the Chicago Urban League,
which is planning to raise $10,000 to'
carry on its program, between May
1st to 10th. Mr. Lee was highly grat
ified at this recognition from old
friends, and he regards it as one in
dication at least of his cordial recep
tion by the people of Chicago ind a
sign that his efforts to raise the $10.
000 for the Urban League here will
go over big.
KERSEY'S REMARKABLE RACE
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
MR. J. R. E. LEE ENTERTAINED
Mr. J. R. E. Lee, Extension Secre
tary of the National Urban League,
was guest of Honor at a banquet
Wednesday, April 19, at the Appom
attox Club. Mr. Lee, who was for
some years connected with Tuskegee
Institute, part of that time being dean
of its academic department, and later
was principal of the Kansas City,
Missouri High School, is a native of
Official Vote as Announced by &
Board of Election Commissioners
George T. Kersey, total vote 10JR
A. H. Roberts, total . k
Warren Douglas, tots' ret Hi.
Eugene Marshall, tota' vi: '"
A. L. Williams, total vc Z.
Mprris Lewis,, totaln '45
Oliver Clark, total vote '
Douglas Carried the T l-nrx
Ward 2 Precincts 26, 4
51, 54, 56, 66, 67, 68, t
Precincts 3, 7, 8.
Roberts Carried the Following:
Ward 2 Precincts 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45,
46. 47, 50. 52, 53, 57, 58, 39, 60, 61. 62,
65, 72, 73.
Ward 31-Prccincts None.
kersey Carried the Followinj:
Ward 2 Precincts 36, 64, 75. Ward
3 Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. 20, 21, 22, 23,
24. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
Marshall Carried the Following:
Ward 2 Precincts 56, 63, 65, 70, 71.
Ward 3 Precincts None.
Williams Carried the Following:
Ward 2 Precincts 43.
Ward 3 Precincts None.
Kersey and Roberts tied in the 55th
Precinct and Roberts and Doughs
tied in the 74th Precinct.
By M. A. Majors
wonder who in spite of goodness
first discredited my skin I
wonder what was benefited! What
reward there was to win?
t.Was it color that excited perfidy and
There is so much strife without it,
and a love for all I guess.
I wonder if a human color claims the
first place in the heart
I wonder if a noble impulse ever
turns to flaming dart
There are hearts that have been
broken, yes, without a single
There are words which left unspoken
leave our .world filled up -with
ALD. MAYPOLE PRESENTED
WITH DIAMOND STAR
Aldermen of all factions united
Tueday night in a tribute to Aid.
oeorge M. .Maypole of the Fourteenth
Ward. At a dinner in the Hotel Sher
man they presented to him a gold
star studded with diamonds.. Aid.
John Powers recalled the days when
he "served in the council with Aid.
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HON. HENRY HORNER
Re-Nominated with a Large Majority to His Credit as the Hon
orable Judge of the Probate Court of Cook County.