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By Dr. M. A. Majors
HON. ROBERT M. SWEITZER
The Popular and Honest Clerk of the County Court, Who Will
Bravely Assist to Put Up a Stiff Fight Against the Ku Klux
Klan Throughout the United States.
The- mother used to talk of good
behavior to the child, the preacher
used t to preach "about decency and
moral sobriety and -the teacher used
to give ."fancy descriptions of the
good' and the bad, lecturers used to
pajntludd pictures of the debased
reprobates. "Ttfow we do not hear
about such things any more. Mor
ality is almost a sign post of the de
ceritnd respectable past. Jit is used
to make contrasts with the present
times! and the metaphor used to con
vey the meaning of whoever is "speak
ing is "That's old fashioned," "You're
away behind the times," "That's out
of date," "People are not like they
were .thirty years ago,"
First liberty, then license, finally
has come privilege. This privilege of
lhe present spells harlotry, .the bean
brummel of the present spells de
struction to homes, death to decency
and respectability, and a long train
of the coward's footsteps.
The insipid upstart will tell you
quickly "You are meaning me." It
has no future, never had, doesn't
want any and it wouldn't like to be
bothered with one. It usually has
about as much brains as you would,
expect to fill a chicken gizzard, and
about as much respectability as you
would likely to find around Twenty
second street at two in the morning.
Chicago is filling up with big eyed.
straight haired, yellow and high brown
wild 'women, and who ate working
the wits overtime, and their artificial
ities, make ups, bleaches, powders,
paints, some grease, and pomades,
fine raiment of all harlotry of the
past of' which 'the Bible tells us.
- We "have even been told that people
are not good any more, -and then we
occasionally hear someone say people
never were good, they simply hid
their evil, they were careful, and took
especial pains not to get caught, and
they back up their statement with
what Christ told His disciples, "There
is none good but the Father."
Well, people are different in many
respects, but when it comes to sus
taining" the highest principles of life
people ought to be better in moral
sobriety than they -were in the past
Everybody is not good, could not ex
pect to be, and besides a great many
people believe in certain questionable
methods because they have not got
the decent fineness, and lack in intelli
gence that which is required to help
them determine the fitness of moral
decency. That is the ause of the
immorality of the present age. It
seems that they ought more to be
pitied than censured. We have been
asked what credit does one get for
being good? Wjiat benefit arises from
trying to be better than others? "life
is so short I want to have a good
time," They do not mean a good
time at an, they mean a bad time, a
qsestionable time of privilege, of
ngliaess, often deaihliness, always
dlsgracefalness, -whether the fact be
comes known or not Always we have
a conscience standing guard presiding
over bar destiny and that spirit of
our better nature condemns that
-wrong forevermore. As long as the
memory can last we are faced by that
greater, nobler other self and eon
deaaned fill we die for the wrong
done to the bodjr in -which lives a
part ef the spirit ef God.
The character of a person k their
strongest or weakest avaua fortress.
A 8TWMU of strMg character
are iiiwrij tared, awf feared, while
k A atfcer. kad a prm whose
character is weak is lacked dow
upon, dependent, mistrusted, witched
It is such a pity that we find so
little real gentility among the men
now. I he man who is aoggea ana
bent upon gratifying an insane zeal,
and is glib of tongue, in fact a real
smart devil, a scamp, or scoundrel,
all meaning the same thing, is cod
dled, adored by the average woman
of the present generation, and it im-i
pels us to ask what in the devil are
we coming to, any way.
Then some of the women, espe
cially the younger element, give their
chief thoughts to fine clothes, jewelry
and gaudy show, the ultimate aim
and end of which is to marry some
worthless slicker whose only visible
means of support is Tery question
Gaudy shew, bluster and pretense
have the poor dupes by the throat
and there is no hope for them.
MEETING OF THE ANCIENT
UNITED KNIGHTS AND
DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA,
AT COLUMBUS, OHIO
The fifteenth annual session of The
National Grand Council of Ancient
United Knights and Daughters of
Africa, held at the Chamber of Com
merce Building, 30 E. Broad St,
closed one of the greatest meetings
ever held in the history of the or
ganization on last Friday evening.
Among the many interesting fea
tures which took place were the ad
dress of welcome delivered by the
mayor of the city; address by Rev.
Pious on behalf
dress by Atty.
ant attorney general of the state; ad
dress of Hon. L. C Dyer, congress
man from the Twelfth congressional
district of Missouri, at the park on
Wednesday afternoon .to the thou
sands of members of the Race who
had gathered from twenty-two states
to hear him discuss the Anti-Lynch-ing
bill which has passed the lower
house and already reported out by
the senate committee and now pend
ing on the calendar. Congressman
Dyer advised every member present
to go home and impress upon their
senators in Congress that it was their
duty to vote and work for the passage
of this bilL He also advised each
one to demand a vote upon the bill
during this session of Congress, flood
the capitol with letters and telegrams.
He further stated that the president
of the United States. Senator Willis
of Ohio, Senators McCormick and
McKinley of Illinois were not doing
all that they could do and all that
they should do in order to get this
bill through the Senate. This is a
Republican Congress and it shall be
held responsible for the passage of
Friday morning was spent in com
pleting the most important business
and election of officers. The principal
officers elected were: Hon. William
H. Fields, national grand master;
Rev. Samuel D. Davis, -vice-national
grand master; Dr. George M. Cath
rell, national grand secretary-treasurer;
Rev. T. L. Scott, national grand
chaplain; Dr. M. R. Bibb, national
grand medical examiner. The meet
ing dosed to meet in August, 1923,
at St Louis, Mo.
In the afternoon, the finest parade
ever held in Columbus, Ohio, so
stated dty officials and inspectors,
passed, though the streets headed by
the military department -with bands
from St Lows, Indianapolis, Cleve
land and Akron,. Ohio, with naiform
ranks from the -same dties under-the
command of Col J. H. Thomas, of
Ohio, assisted by Major General J.
participating, took place, resultinr
with St. Louis taking three prizes
and Indianapolis one, amounting to
$300.00. Late Friday afternoon, the
Juvenile department entertained the
delegates with a reception, thus leav
ing an impression on the good people
of Ohio not soon to be forgotten.
The first delegation to leave was
the Chicago delegation under the
charge of M. T. Bailey, chairman of
The Publicity Committee of the na
tional grand council, over the Penn
sylvania lines in special trains at 7:25
Friday evening. At 9:30, the Indiana
Delegation -in charge of Mrs. Ada
Goins, state grand queen of Indiana,
left over the Pennsylvania. Another
Chicago delegation left Saturday
morning over the Pennsylvania in
charge of Mrs. Eliza Jackson, state
grand queen of Illinois. Saturday
evening, special trains left for St
Louis, under the command of Maj.
Gen. J. A. Shackelford of the military
department, and Mrs. Ada Harris,
state grand queen of Missouri; special
trains left for Akron, Ohio, under
command of Col. J. A. Thomas, com
manding military department of Ohio.
Other trains left for New York,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and
If you're right, you're right.
There's not a thing in being white;
Maybe you're as black as ink
When it's black if you can think
You're part of something greater
For black is compatible to every
If you're wrong, you're wrong.
It makes no difference to what race
You may be as white as the fleecy
But white can't keep one from being
You're just a part of something out
With which the higher graces cannot
If you're true, you're true.
And heaven's smile rests upon you;
No matter what race or color you
If you're true angels of heaven re
echo your name.
You're a part of all of the good worth
And happiness lights up your face
with a smile.
ALDERMAN JOHN TOMAN
CLAIMS THAT CHICAGO WILL
BE GREATLY BENEFITTED
BY THEIR TRIP ABROAD.
BISHOP W. SAMPSON BROOKS
INVADES CHICAGO WITH HIS
BOOM TO RAISE FIFTY
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR
HIS SCHOOL AND CHURCH
WORK IN AFRICA.
The first of this week Bishop W.
Jf of the ministers; adl famQP,S.n Broks ?" nce Jan.
. R. B. Barcus, assist- L5 ."- ? B"hop..of A.r,ca'
...u 141 mis .iijr vmcrc nc win at
tend the sessions of the Allen Chris
tian Endeavor Society and the Young
People's Congress which are bang
held at Quinn Chapel, 24th and Wa
bash Ave., and last Sunday and Mon
day evening Bishop Brooks, who is
one of the best and warmest friends
of the writer, Bishop A. J. Carey and
Bishop L. J. Coppin, hald forth at
Bethel Church, and its pastor. Rev.
S. L. Brit, felt highly honored to have
so many big bishops occupying seats
in his pulpit at one time.
Before Bishop Brooks returns to
Africa he wants to raise fifty thousand
dollars more for his church and ed
ucational work. So far he has con
structed one large .stone building for
school purposes. He has also con
structed a nice church, where he holds
services, and all in all he is accom
plishing a great and lasting work for
the natives of Africa.
For two weeks Bishop Brooks will
deliver lectures on his work in Africa
in order to raise money to assist him
in his uplift work on the dark continent
His good wife, Mrs. Brooks, did not
accompany him back to America, his
native land, but she remained over
there and" she will manage all of his
affairs until he safely returns to his
great mission work across the deep
blue sea. I
London. Our investigations and
experiences have proved further that
there is no municipal ownership with
out a deficit. We will place before
the people of Chicago on our return
facts and figures to show them very
plainly that this is undeniable.
We have visited every important
tity in Europe and have gone deeply
into statistics, with the result that
we are united in the belief that mu
nicipal ownership with private corpor
rtion ownership is the only true solu
tion to the traffic problem.
We found England to be wonder
ful in plant organization for public
utilities. The omnibus plant at Chis
nck alone, where they care for and
feed 2,100 employes daily, is evidence
They have a plant in London where
they manufacture all their own cars
?nd build and repair.
Praises London's Busses
The busses are a great relief to the
IeopIe desiring to reach their homes
as quickly as possible, and between
the busses and the underground cars
congested sections are cleared in
short order. i'e have much to report
on this qucsts'etrtlone. On the under
ground traffic question we strongly
recommend a system in Chicago simi
lar to that in Paris and London.
On paving, which also is a very
important question, the committee has
gone deeply and has learned much of
value. The English system, whereby
the contractors cover the roads of fine
concrete with cement, on top of which
they place wood blocks is worthy of
note. There is a top covering of ce
ment and sand which not only is
waterproof but prevents skidding.
The whole trip has more than paid
for itself, and we are satisfied the citi
zens will agree to this when we re
port. Every member worked every
hour for Chicago and we are content
to leave the final judgment on the
question to the citizens.
torn and his skin lacerated and bruised
by the stones over which he had been
"The sight sent cold chills through
me. I saw him many nights after in
my dreams. It was a scene I shall
never forget; and yet all, except the
members of the victi-n's race, prat
tled and giggled as if nothing unusual
had happened 1
"Later in the day the body of the
victim was cut down, and the cor
oner's jury rendered a erdict that
the victim had come to his death at
the hands of persons unknown jet
well known to the jury.
"When men by whom the law is en
acted for the betterment of the com
munity, fail to uphold it, and heco-nc
violators of the code under which so
duty in the state is to be governed,
then the general government should
step forward and vindicate the order
of civilization and pass such a bill as
the Dyer anti-Iynching bill, whether it
be constitutional or not. Human
rights arc superior to state rights."
JACK JOHNSON IS BARRED
Former Heavyweight Champ Will
Not Be Permitted to Fight
Lincoln, Neb. State Boxing Com
missioner Lum Doyle refused a per
mit for a bout at Scottsbluff on Aug
ust IS between Jack Johnson, ex
heavyweight champion, and Harry
Wills, Negro contender for the
The bout had been tentatively ar
ranged by the Scottsbluff American
Legion, and application had been
filed with the state boxing commi
sion for a permit
"No man with Johnson's record
can ever box in Nebraska if I have
anything to say about it," Doyle said.
He said he would notify the Scotts
bluff legion to the same effect.
In 1912. it was stated through the
columns of the daily press, that Col.
Jack Johnson strongly intimated that
he could make love to any white
woman that he came in contact with,
rnd if he really did make a statement
along that line it has forever killed
him in the boxing, prize fighting or
sporting world in America. Editor.
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COL. AUGUST WILLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Who is Firmly of
the Opinion That There is No Need of the Ku Klux Klan
in This Country to Regulate Its Citizens.
COLORED WAR VETERANS DE
NIED A SEAT IN CONVENTION
MEET AFTER MANY YEARS
DYER BILL BIGGEST ISSUE IN
WEST VIRGINIA ELECTIONS
MRS. JOSEPHINE DAVIS WAL
LACE CONTINUES TO ENJOY
HER VISIT TO CHICAGO
The first part of last week Mrs.
Josephine Davis Wallace, who until
her marriage several years ago to Dr.
William Wallace, arrived in Chicago
from .her home at Salisbury, N. C.
She is stopping at the home of her
steadfast friend, Miss Mae C Walker,
3561 Grand Blvd. Aside from catch-
kg a cold en route to this dty, Mrs.
Watta, :.. i J? , ,.
A. Shackelford, followed by seventy- -fc7' weu.
five astomoNfes of oiickls aad dele- iexcts to vlt with her many
gates. At night a great drill os- in this dty antfl the first part
test with the Mfe'tary desartasaata of September.
The Dyer Anti-I.ynching Bill was
the biggest single issue and played a
very important part in the recent pri
mary elections in the State of West
Virginia, the information being based
on a report received from T. G. Nut
ter, member of the West Virginia
State Legislature a'nd presidenr'of the
Charleston, W. Va. Branch of the
N. A. A. C. P. Through its West
Virginia branches the Advancement
Association urged that two issues be
made most prominent, one of them
being- the Dyer Bill, and the other,
opposition to the Ku Klux Klan. As
a result of these efforts and others
put forth by the colored citizens of
the State, Senator Sutherland who
has been .a friend of the Negro, took
an open and above board attitude in
favor of the Dyer Bill and declared
m a number of sneeehp rleHver.ri
during the campaign that he would
vote for the bill and do all he could
to get an early and favorable vote
upon it by the Senate. According
to Mr. Nutter's report, the Negro
vote, amounting as it did to at least
30,000, played a very -prominent part
in the renomination of Senator Suth
erland and in the election of other
friends of the race and in the defeat
of known enemies.'
M. T. Bailey, president of The
Alumni Association of The V. N. &
T. I. Petersburg. Va. a schoolmate
rnd classmate of Atty. R. B. Barcus,
assistant attorney general of the
Mate of Ohio, met for the first time
on Aug. 7th at Columbus. Ohio, since
leaving the V. N. & I. I., as members
of the graduating class of 1900. Atty.
Barcus delivered the address of wel
come to the delegates of A. U. K. &
D., which convened at Columbus dur
ing the week of Aug. 7th on behalf
of the K. of P. On Wednesday,
Atty. Barcus, Hon. John T. Oatneal,
fustice of the Peace of Washington
C6urthouse, Ohio, Virgie Johnston,
certified accountant with the Supreme
Life and Casualty Co., and M. T.
Bailey, all graduates of the V. N. &
T. I., held an extensive conference,
talking over plans for the benefit of
the Alumni Association of their Alma
Mater and of their school days. In
the afternoon, they were the dinner
guests of Atty Barcus and family.
San Francisco, Cal. Three Col
ored veterans of the World War, who
journeyed from Texas to San Fran
cisco to protest that they represented
the Fairvicw chapter of the Disabled
American Veterans of the World
War, in annual convention here, were
not given seats in the convention.
According to the Texas order, held
at Waco, Texas, the charter of the
chapter had been revoked.
The order refusing to seat the men
was issued from the headquarters of
Judge Robert S. Marx, national com
mander of the disabled veterans.
"It is not a question for the na
tional officers to determine," was the
statement. "It is a state matter, and
has been ruled on by the Texas department"
NEGROES CONTROL REPUB
Montgomery, Ala. Negroes ob
tained control of the Republican
party Convention in Montgomery
County a few days ago and elected
one of their number, G. E. NewstafI,
chairman by a vote of 52 to 23, which
the white candidate, S. E. Dawsey,
received. Then all but nine of the
whites withdrew, held a meeting of
their own in another room of the
court building and elected as dele
gates to the state convention by the
white faction: Newstall and J. I. Mc
Kinney of the Negro faction. Both
sides drew up resolutions endorsing
the administration of President Harding.
DR. BIBB RETURNS
Dr. M. R. Bibb, 3650 Michigan Ave
a director of the Liberty Life Insur
ance Company, who witnessed the
opening of a branch office in Detroit
Mich., and who attended the annual
sess.on of A. U. K. & D. of A., at
Cofumbus, Ohio where he was elect-d
national grand medical examiner, has
returned to the city.
MRS. JACKSON RE-ELECTED
M. Eliza Jackson, who was re-
of J TTS?'tCnd qU"n of IM'"
session held at Columbus. Ohio, has
returned to the city ch P,eased
"th her trip and the meeting held.
Dn P. Chas. Downs, state medical
examiner of Illinois of A. U. K. &
D. of A., returned to the city with
the Chicago delegation Saturday and
left during the week for Idfcwild,
Mich., to spend two weeks on his vacation.
DETROIT STREET RAILWAY
MADE $100,000 IN JULY
M-s. Alice Settles. 113 '-'
St. Morgan Park, who h
ill for several days, is r
Mrs. Ed Nixon, 2827 V -
avenue, one of the old - . -Chicago,
having resided h-- m(
than thirty years and she - li-r'H
band. Mr. Nixon, ranks among its
MAN ARRESTED FOR CARRY
ING TRAINED NURSE TO
"ATROCITIES OF SOUTHLAND
SHOULD CAUSE US TO BOW
, HEAD IN SHAME," DE
Washington, D. C Discussing the
necessity for the passage of the Dyer
Anti-Lynching bill, Mr. E. H. Bar
nett, a Virginian, has the following
to say: "As a former Vireinian I
have bowed my head in shame at the
atrocities ot the southland. Years
Spedal to The Broad Ax
Birmingham, Ala. T. R. Burns
and G. C McCain, white, of Flat Top,
Alabama, were arrested in Birming
ham on charges of disorderly con
duct. The offense was riding in an
automobile with a colored woman
from Flat Top. The purpose of the
ride was to get a colored woman of
Birmingham who is a trained nurse
to return to Flat Top to attend a
sick person. A Flat Top woman was
brought along because she was ac
quainted with the trained nurse and
would be able to induce her to go on
the case. All of the persons con
cerned corroborated Burns' defense
as stated above. The case has not
come up for trial but at least a new
precedent has been set in Birming-
nam. It is now unlawful for a white
man to take a colored -ursc in his
automobile to attend a sick woman.
Detroit, Mich. Notwithstanding
increased operating expenses, the re
sult of creating a reserve of $34,000
and setting aside money for taxes, in
tcrcst, paving, and special work, the
Detroit Street railway made a net
profit during July of $100,892. This
is shown by the report for the month
as made today in a statement from
Mayor James Couzens to the public.
The ratio of operating expenses to
revenue from transportation was 74
per cent. The gross revenue increased
$8,021 over June. The statement
shows an increase in operating ex
penses of $22,710.
THE VINCENNES HOTEL, 36TH
STREET AND VINCENNES
AVENUE SOLD FOR $250,000
The new Vincennes Hotel Com
pany, incorporated, has bought the
old Vincennes Hotel from William
Byington and others of New York
City for the above stated amount
The hotel is six stories high and
contains one hundred and ten single
rooms and thirty-four apartments. It
is rumored, that in the near future a
new proprietor or manager will (Con
duct the hotel in a more modern and
Sir Knight James E Bish and Hon.
Benjamin H. Lucas, were in evidence
at the meeting of the Grand Lodge
United Brothers of Friendship at
Danville, III., the past week
Attorney William G. Anderson has
removed his law offices from 184 V
Washington street to 17 N. La Salle
street, where he will occupy an ex
tensive suite of rooms.
Mrs. John R. Marshall, 3630 Calu
met avenue is greatly enjoying her
vacation trip to Idlewild, Mich.
It Al Depends.
"A kiss a day fct-vps ilixorce away."
says Adam I!rwU It will. Adam. It,
It l bis own wifi tin- man kisses, but
a gnod iimnj of t!if present tlhorcej
are mused by a kN a ilnj being fven
the wmiiK jdrl. Hrtxifcljn Kude.
FRIDAY THE TIME LIMIT FOR
INSURING SEATS IN "AT
Atlanta, Ga. Willis A. Sutton,
superintendent of schools of Atlanta,
Georgia, announces that after last
Friday no more guarantees of seats
for the school term beginning Sep
tember 11, will be issued. Mr. Sut
ton indicates that provisions will be
made for any who have not regis
tered by that time but he will not
guarantee seats for any except those
to whom tickets have fcrm Un,f T,.
fore Friday. This particular regula
tion refers to pupils who were not in
school at the close of the last term
or those desiring transfers from one
school to another. No mention of
THE, COPPIN CHAPEL A. M. E.
CHURCH, HAS BOUGHT THE
FIRST GERMAN EVANGELI
CAL EMANUEL CHURCH
The members of the A. M. E.
Church connection, in this dty, are
still reaching out after more churches,
and, recently the First German Evan
gelical Emanud Church property,
which is located on the west side of
Wabash avenue, near 43rd street,
passed into the hands of the Coppin
Chapel of the A. M. E. Church, the
consideration being $18,000.
The Fez in Turkey.
For u liuni!r:'(I ear the fez. now
goln? out of use. ha been the clmr
aeterMIc Tnrl.NIi lu-.iililress. It tools
the place of the turlnin. and the Sul
tan Mal'iuuil II u-Ni trtrixlmeil It. was
called "the Infldel sultan"
Blrd'a Moving Day.
It Is now a wclI-estalilNhed fart,
says an authority, that when the fe
male woodcock desires to remote her
youns "he takes them out. one at a
time, between her feet nml flies off
with them to a place of safety.
WATER TAXES COLLECTED
HIT RECORD OF $8,575,000
Engapjemsnt Ring Shifted.
In olden times If n lrl were wlWnr
to marry, nnd not enpaxeri. It ,l19
custom fir Iter to we-.ir n rlns on the
first flncer of tl'e left hand. If he
wanted to remain lir:'''. I ben she wort
the ring on the little finer.
A Word of Warning.
Letter to a Tennessee school ofl
dal: "Sir I he.ire jou are things
of Iilre'ng -Mb t I"1' ,n
school. My wlvfc- N don't hlrt
her. She n-n't j"-'I '."
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-K x ncwea me victim ot a mob race was made in this connection,
hanging by the neck from an apple If white schools are so congested
tree. He was gagged, his clothes I what of race schools?
Water taxes collected by the dty
this year will amount to $8,575,000,
William J. McCourt, superintendent
of the water bureau, announced yes
terday. The sum is the largest ever
realized from water revenue by the
fdty and is about 5 per cent more
tnan last years water revenue.
Truthi We Never Hear.
"You nay your wn is tal:in; piano
lessons? Why don't you have him take
Better break your won! than CD
wrors ': Seeping It.
The best angle from which to sp
proach anv problem In the tryrtOP