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CHICAGO, ILL. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1922
HON. JAMES H. LAWLEY
lepublican Candidate for Re-Election As a Turstee of the
Sanitary District of Chicago, Owing to the Splendid and
Honorable Record Which He Has Made in His Present Posi
tion, Entitles Him to Re-Election on Tuesday, November 7.
Lately Mr. Lawley Secured the Appointment of Miss Gert
rude Brown, a Bright and Intelligent Young Colored Wom
an to a Position in the Rooms of the Board of Review of
BOUT THE KU KLUX KLANS
By W. Matthew B. Wadley
oreigners. Jews, Catholics and Nc
grocs, be wise
he Ku Klux Klans, dissatisfied,
ot tar and feathers for your hides,
)tne of these days must run for
he Knights of the Ku Klux Klans
ying to get the men together, if
mired per ccnKiAmericans, please
'ie foIlowjSgzlines. I will tell
.oj why: "'-"' r "
3 '- ?.
tux Klans will never jget -no
icy have caused the world ' to be
hat they have done to Negroes in
nowing they are daughters and sons
ic country never witnessed such a
orld's war gave it a knockout blow.
ith education and advancement. Ne
lat he wouldn't be a slave no more.
groes helped to whip the Germans
a few years ago,
ir Democracy they hadn't seen be
fore. mocracy is good for eVcry man
stead of Knights of the Ku Klux
dlas, Texas. Ku Klux seem to be
anded Alex Johnson, a Negro, K.
K. FL. on his forehead:
dnapped Fred D. Ball, Paul Jones.
press agent, to witness test.
Our Uncle Sam must be wondering if
branding or the whipping is best
No honors for the Ku Klux in mak
ing their stand.
Negroes need the white race, to take
him by the hand.
Leading him toward the promised
No whipping and giving the three K.
The Lord giveth. and He taketh. The
Willingcst fighters that ever lived.
Leaving France, bidding Allies good
bye, Bound for America let the colors
Knights of the Ku Kluxs, with torch
in their hand,
Wants to show foreigners, Jews,
Catholics. Negroes, in bands.
Must come out in the open, show
No tar or feathers, whipping, and
branding at night
After the World War everybody
would have some peace
The promise of democracy, while the
soldiers were in the east.
Ku Klux Klans will" never let them
Until the government defeats them in
the west. j
King Klcaglc Knights of the Ku
Take the law in their own hands.
You may have many thousands on
the Texas border
Tlie United States of America still
has law and order.
WHITHER: ARE "WE DRIFTING?
By Dr. M. A. Majors
A man always thinks he could do
much better work if Kis environments
were only better but Milton
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HON. ANTON J. CERMAK
raag aad IsftMial Member ef the City CmboL Frm the
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f Ceek Cewty.
As one passes throcgh the second
ward -whether it be along State Street
or Indiana Ave, he is impelled to ask
the question wherefore the great elec
tric signs which all but makes it look
like day. Who pays for this great ex
pense of illumination? There is some
business done by the people who use
these great electric signs, and to all
appearances our people must figure
considerably in the affair. We sur
mise there is at least an outlay in dol
lars amounting somewhere near fifty
thousand or more per month. Bright
lights arc costly more than one way
to our seemingly improvident race. We
certainly must 'spend a lot of money at
night in this great city, several times
over the mere tost of lights to be
sure. We pay for the hired atten
dants, we buy a lot of wet goods,
cats, and we pay the rent of the place
where these great signs are, besides
give the man in business enough
profit on his goods to' make him
These kind of people call it having
a good titne, spending their money
which, to make, must in many, cases
cost them vexation of spirit, humilia
tion, ana sometimes acgraaaiion.
Sporting life, the youngsters call it.
Wonderful fun for the fool m his
folly. Meeting a thousand disgusting
scenes every night, at places where
lewdness and vile distemper unfit a
young man or woman for a decent fu
ture. These are the scenes that make
old men out of young men at twenty
five, and old worn out women at twenty-two.
But the empty minded must
have fun and foolishness for his
philosophy. He must have mirth and
music, wine, women, and song to
wake up his few ounces of brains
while he lives his little life bounded
by the horizon of a lewd woman's
dissipated eyes. The Primrose Path
costs the dressed up fop all of his days
in quest of joy. It takes his money,
steals his soul, robs him of honor, and
at last brings him to unbegrudging
despair almost as ugly as hell.
What can be done to check this
onrush of moral decay among the
young men and women of our race?
The social organizations like the
church seem to be losing caste, and the
adventuress finds for herself a harvest
duping the fool and dressing better
than they do on the Gold Coast
The great white way in Chicago is the
road to perdition. You can never
convince the fool of his folly. He is
never bright enough to see the point
until it is too late. Every year finds
an exodus of young men to Hot
Springs to get their blood boiled out.
The knowledge so general among the
laity on the relative and curative prop
erties of 606. serums and intravenous
medication is fearful to contemplate.
Women who once were the pride of
their old home town all marked, and
seared by the yellow leaf of de
bauchery' s too pitiable to think of.
Nothing can be done, after a while
the hat is passed around, and we have
to bury them; that is about all we can
do for these kind of worthless trash.
The underworld, the night life, is
only" a part of the ugly situation that
is dragging the race down to ruin and
hell. We cannot depend upon the
church, nor religion to make people
better, the preachers themselves are
none too good. We have got to
take greater pains with the little ones
now under our care, and teach them
as St. Paul 'says they ought to be
taught "in the fear and admonition of
God." Very little if anything can be
done to turn the wayward youth of
this generation back into paths of
truth and righteousness. The Sunday
school and the Christian home is our
only refuge. If there is no law that
can put an end to this holocaust of sin
and debauchery, then be race should
get busy and devise some plan to
drive the devil and his fallen angels
from about the homes of the good
people who arc anxious that their
children may come up under decent
environment. Surely if the ministry
was worth a tinker's damn they would
worry the life out of our aldermen.
city council, mayor, and the judges of
the courts. "If they stood truly for
more than the money there is in keep
ing a church they would have long
since gotten together, and by moral
persuasion, and threats to the political
life of the men in office, accomplished
something for the proper conduct of
The second ward is pointed to, and
held up as the dirty spot in Chicago.
It is excused for being the dirty spot
on the grounds wholly because it is
oVned, and politically controlled by
the Negro race. White people call it
the black belt, and they bring and
dump a lot of their blackness right' in
front of decent Negro homes. Their
own veiled polluted women and under
world characters make the second
ward their rendezvous. Do the
preachers know this?' Do the alder
men know this? Do our self-respecting
Negro citizen know this? Yes,
they all know it, and what is very
strange, in spite of the harm it is doing-
our race nobody cares a damn.
CHARLES E. STUMP, THE REGULAR
FOR THE BROAD AX, HAD A BIG
TIME WHILE ATTENDING THE A.
M. E. CONFERENCE AT SAN FRAN
CISCO, CAL., WHICH WAS ABLY
PRESIDED OVER BY BISHOP W. A.
San Francisco, Cal. If you will re
call that this is the old town that
has the chills sometimes, and as I
walk the streets, get up and down
the hills on the cable cars, and them
beanpole cars, it is all I can do to
keep my mouth from jumping out of
my heart; yet I am here, the guest of
Bishop W. A. Fountain, and the California-African
conference, and they are in touch
with the throne. 1 am just letting
them pray and 1 am trusting in God.
so if the earth gets chilly and goes to
shaking it will not shake me into
Of course you know 1 am not afraid,
for heaven is my home, and heaven
is a bitter place than this old world,
yet for some reasons unknown to me
I am not homesick, and I still crave
to remain here just a little longer.
I am not joking when I tell you
that I am proud that the 1920 gen
eral conference, held in St Louis, ele
vated Dr. William A. Fountain, then
president of Morris Brown University,
the largest institution operated by
the African Methodist Episcopal
church, to the episcopacy. It was a
case of merit and fitness getting a
hearing, and one of the strongest
men in the race being placed in a po
sition where he can render great serv
ice to his race -and it is being ren-
tian civilization. Now is the time
that we must with out ballots demand
it, for we arc beginning to feel that
we have paid the party in full with
all interest, for the part it took,vith
our emancipation, which our blood
also helped to earn. We fought in
our country's wars, giving our lives
for the protection of Old Glory We
pause now to ask. Is this heavenly
country truly the land of the free and
the home of the brave?
"We arc often criticized for our
persistence, but we are simply con
tending for the right to stand up and
be counted like men and women, ana
not dealt with as children, with a lot
of empty promises. " We have passed
the childhood period, and we stand
against discrimination, segregation
and Jim Crowism in all their forms,
and we have decided to fight it out,
and our weapons will be the ballot
directed against cowards, and if the
republican Senate allows southern
democratic senators and their crowd
to prevent them with their majority
from passing the Dyer Anti-Lynch-ing
bill, then the republicans say to
the world we are cowards; and we
will pause and ask, shall we continue
to support it?
"I want that my people in this
part of the country shall encourage
our young people. The schools of
HON. EMMETT WHAELAN
The People's Candidate for Re-election for County Commis
sioner. Who Was a Warm and Steadfast Friend of the
Late Bishop Samuel Fallows.
, Mrs. George Chapman, 6142 S.
Elizabeth street, and he: sister, Mrs.
Logan, are visitiirj. with relatives and
friesds in Lonisypie, Ky., their former
home. They expect to return to their
hosier in .this dry the first ofAthe com
dered and you may just tell your read
ers that I said so. and I know what I
am talking about. He does not rule
his conference with an iron rod, but
with love, with sympathy, and be
lieving that a man is a man and not
a child and should be treated as a
man. Hence we do not find threats,
we do not find abuse, but each man is
given an opportunity to make his for
tune and to go to the top if he will.
and if l.c goes to the bottom he will
go there of his own free will and accord.
He is just going into the hearts of
the people, and believe me when 1
tell you that it is only a question of a
short time when he will bfc the popu
lar bishop of his connection. He is
not only popular with his own peo
ple, but he is popular with the others,
and everywhere he is received with
open arms. He will be much sought
at the next general conference, yet it
is hard to tell just which one of the
districts will get him. I would like
to sec him go to the Fifth, but that is
not mine to say, and I do not know
what he would wish in this matter.
Reaching town from where I was
when I wrote to you the last time
with my pen in hand and ink and
paper on the table. I went to the
A. M. E. parsonage, and was from
there assigned to my stopping place,
Mrs. Boyer, 1855 Pine street, and be
lieve me it was some place. I was
son in the opening of the 55th an
nual session of the California con
ference. Bishop W. A. Fountain pre
siding. I "heard the opening prayers,
the opening songs, the opening ser
mon, and then I heard Bishop speak
right out in church. He furnished
some good stuff in his address.
I wish you could have been here to
have heard that address of Bishop
Fountain for yourself. He was cer
tainly dealing in some religious mat
ters, some heavenly matters, and then
he dealt with some earthly matters.
and even touched the state and while he
is not a politician, he said some few
things that would cause those who
are in politics to take notice. He
spoke right out in church to the re
publican party. I would like to just
say to you a few things he said if
you will read them. Here they are:
If the republican party -would
stand for a square deal for every
American citizen and the protection
of .human-life and property, it would
be a blessing to humanity and Chris-.
California are opened to us, and we
must see to it jhat more of our young
people graduate from the high schools.
If you would fill a place you must be
prepared. Don't stand around and
talk about wanting opportunity, when
opportunities arc as free as the water
you drink, but the prepared man or
woman must take hold of them, while
the other fellow stands around com
plaining about the people who arc
succeeding and tries to kill someone
to make a place for himself which
he is not worthy to fill.
"There is a brighter day ahead of
us. We complain about bunching us,
but bunching has been a blessing.
Bunching is why you have a man. F.
M. Roberts, in the General Assembly
bunching has cnt men of our race to
the Legislatures in Illinois. Pennsyl
vania, New York. West Virginia
placed them in the council of Chi
cago and other cities, and bunching
is going to place us back in Congress
and when we go there we are going
to stay. I expect to see members of
our race in Congress and the Legis
latures from Georgia. South Carolina,
Mississippi. Arkansas and even from
Texas. Time will help bunching to
tell the story."
You will agree with me that that
Bishop has said some good things,
and I take off my hat to him. and say
he is just the stuff we need now. A
man who is not afraid to speak out
and will speak the truth instead of
going over the country talking about
the good white folks in the south(?),
and other dead stuff. God bless the
Bishop and may he live long to take
up the work begun by such men as
Grant, Arnett. Derrick and others of
that class. They have had a great
conference here, and I have had a big
I did not get around much, but one
evening I had the pleasure of going
over to the home cf Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson, 898 -42nd street, Oakland,
which is just across the bay. Mrs.
Johnson was at one time Iona Inez
Nickerson, and a teacher in Nca Or
leans, but she accepted the hand of
an aggressive young man in Oakland
and the) have a beautiful home and
doing well. At her home I met Mrs.
Ponce Barrios, who is one of the
leading lights in this section of the
country, and she is a thinker. I did
not get to meet her husband, and
then there was Mrs. Norenc Davis
of KansasiGty,.Mrs.,Evans.of To-
HON. MATT. A. MUELLER
The Most Popular German-American Republican in This City or
Cook County Who Will Be Re-Elected One of the Trustees
of the Sanitary District of Chicago on Tuesday, November
7. Both Men and Women Can Vote for Him.
peka. .ind Rector David Wallace of
the Oakland Episcopal Church, all
of these did break bread together, and
Mr. M. N. Johnson, the head of the
house, came in before we were
through. It was a great dinner, and
you will believe me when I tell you I
enjoyed it. "
I met the wonderful musical Brown
family, and I will tell you all about
them in my next letter. Things arc
looking bright. The next session of
the conference will go right where
the National Baptist Convention will
go, Los Angeles. Cal. I hope you will
be there to .sec them elect delegates.
I have met many friends out here in
this part of the .country, and I have
promised to return before Christ.
Wish you could make the trip with
I think I will have to bring this
letter to a stqp for this week, but you
may look out for the next one.
CHARLES E. STUMP.
Dr. M. A. Majors will leave today
(Oct. 7th), for the South, visiting
Nashville. Franklin and Coluumliia.
Tcnn. He will join Mrs. Majors at
hranklin and after a few days hunt
ing and fishing will return to Chicago
on the 15th of October, coming by
way of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louis
ville and Cleveland. In 1886 Dr. fa
jorjs graduated at Mcharry with high
honors. He has not visited Nashillc
since his chool days.
ENTERTAIN FOR CHILDREN
ON THE GO
M. T. Bailey, president the Bailey
Realty Co., 3638 South State street, is
being kept on the go in Morgan Park
where he is lending every assistance
to those interested in buying suitable
sites for homes during a special sale
of lots in this rapidly thriving suburb.
HAS PLEASANT TRIP
Mrs. Dollic A. Plackman. 10 West
47th street, has just returned from a
very pleasant trip to Henderson, Ky.,
where she spent some time with her
father. Rev. L. I'ocy. and other relatives.
Mrs. C. R. Saunders of Memphis,
Tenn.. is 'spending some time in the
city the guest of Mrs. E. Yarbrough,
450 West 56th street, and her daughter-
in law. Mrs. C. L Thompson,
431 Tremont street.
RETURN TO NASHVILLE
Mrs. Pauline Jones and her little
daughter have returned to Nashville,
Tcnn.. their home town, after spend
ing several months in the city with
AT SPRINGS FOR HEALTH
Miss Jennie MacCanicy. 3728 Giles
avenue, is at Hot Springs, Ark.,
where she hopes to recover her
Mrs. Sallie McCamcy of Morgan
Park, entertained on last Wednesday
evening at her home about one hun-) Dr. Adena C. E. Minott, who has
dred children in honor of her three i resided in this city for the past six
grandchildren. Jesic. Mnieria and
Lee McCanie of North Little Rock.
Ark., who ari visiting relatives with
their mother in the citj
years, on Saturday evening, left for
, New York City, her former home.
where she will continue to conduct
her Mental Science School
HON. MARTIN B. MADDEN
The Hosorahle Member of Congress from the First Cgmgret
sjml District of IUiaois, Who Will Be Tendered aWl-
cobw noose uomntac tae weaaeu rninip rujja ocas-si
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