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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1922
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The New Proposed Constitution of Illinois Over
whelmingly Defeated; Thereby Causing Mr. Justice
Hon. Orrin N. Carter, Col. Edward H. Morris and
Col. Robert S. Abbott, to Run to Cover in Order
to Escape the Wrath of the People, Who Rose Up In
Their Might, Against Thosje Who Were In Favor of
Ramming the Outlandish Constitution Down the
Throats of the People of Illinois
Tuesday, December 12, was one of
the greatest days in the lives of the
people of Illinois; in fact, it was a
history-making day, for on that day
the vast majority of the true citizens
of this state followed the advice of
the writer who had from time to time
urged them to rise up in their power
or might and defeat the evil forces
that were endeavoring to enslave them
and reduce them to an . everlasting
"oon&age to ttte money power.
It seemed that the people just
dosed their eyes and voted blindly
against the proposed new constitu
tion, which is evident that the people
can tell a bad thing when they see it,
for almost one million men and wom
en recorded their votes in opposition
to it while almost two hundred thou
sand shortsighted and lightheaded
people voted in favor of its adoption,
and when it was learned, early on
Wednesday morning, that it was voted
down, the Honorable Mr.' Justice Or
rin N. Carter, Cot 'Edward 'H. Morris
and Col. Robert S. Abbott hot-footed
to cover in order to escapecthe mighty
wrath of the people, for it .will be re
called that the Honorable Mr. Jus
DR. ROBERT R. MOTON MAKES
TOUR OF GEORGIA IN INTER
EST OF RACE RELATIONS
Covers 1,200 Miles, Visits 14 Cities,
Addresses 40,000 People
Tuskegee Institute Dr. Robert R.
Moton, principal of the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial Institute and
president of the National Negro Busi
ness League, has recently completed
a "good-will tour" of the state of
Georgia, upon which he covered 1,200
n&s, visited fourteen cities and
M'e to more than 40,000 colored and
Kle citizens. The tour was made at
e invitation of the leading citizens
of both races, headed by Dr. W. H.
Harris of Athens, Ga. Dr. Moton
was accompanied by a party of tweny
five men of the race, including many
prominent educators and business men
of the country.
The tour began in Atlanta, Ga No
vember 26, and closed in Columbus,
Ga, Sunday, December 3. Among
other cities visited, were Elberton,
Washington, Athens, Waynesboro,
Millen, Savannah, Brunswick, Way
cross, Albany, Americos, Fort "Valley
In each city Dr. Moton "was given a
nost cordial reception by large jaudi
ences of colored and white people and
"J twelve of the dries the mayor either
Presided at the meeting or welcomed
he party to the city. Dr. Motoa's
addresses were centered around the
text, "Peace on Earth, Good Will
In treating this subject. Dr. Moton
pointed out that absolute frankness,
understanding, and sympathetic co
operation should characterize the deal
ing between the races; trrged the
members of his race to be proad of
their race; to be iadastrioos, aad to
be thrifty; deplored the feet that
crime among Negroes gaised access to
the news colkmas sere reafily than
tice Carter selected Col. Abbott as
one of the colored members of his
committee to assist to ram the ob
noxious thing down the throats of
the decent and highly honest people
of Illinois, and it will be further re
called that the greatest weekly news
paper in the world slavishly followed
the lead of Col Morris and the Hon
orable Mr. Justice Carter, and strong
ly supported it editorially and other
"wisetEroirgh" the "columns .of the
greatest weekly newspaper in the
world. It is said that the newspaper
men who boosted it received a big
bunch of real dough. Without receiv
ing one extra dollar from any source,
this newspaper went dead against it
and it beat the Honorable Mr. Justice
Carter, who should retire at the end
of his present term as member of
the Supreme Court of 'Illinois in 1924,
and his whole band of shouters and
camp followers who marched under
the banner of the new constitution for
Illinois. Simply proving far beyond
a reasonable doubt that The Broad Ax
is more powerful when it comes down
to politics than the greatest weekly
newspaper in the world.
racial achievements and made a sin
cere appeal to the white people to ac
cord protection and absolute civic jus
tice to the Negroes; at the same time
pointing out many conditions, which
he likened to "gravels in the shoes,"
and which frequently cause members
of the Negro race to become discour
aged. The "good-will tour" received the
wholehearted co-operation of the state
press. In each town the newspapers
were very generous in reporting the
activities of the meetings and several
editors of the leading papers of the
state were present at the meetings and
published strong editorials endorsing
the fundamentals emphasized by Dr.
Moton and urging their readers to put
into practice the principles of good
will as set forth bj him.
Dr. Moton's party made the trip in
a steel Pullman car and was composed
of the following persons:
Mr. Warren Logan, vice-principal
and treasurer, Tuskegee Institute,
Mr. E. C Roberts, director Acade
mic Department, Tuskegee Institute,
Mr. Chas. H. Gibson, chief account
ant, Tuskegee Institute, Ala.
Mr. C J. Calloway, director iixren
sion Department, Tnskegee Institute,
Mr. A. L. Holsey, secretary, luske
gee Institute, Ala.
Mr. f- w. Stewart, assistant to the
secretary, Tnskegee Institute, Ala.
Mr.CBattey, director i-notograpnic
Division, Tnskegee Institute, Ala.
Mr. Monroe N. Work, editor, Ne
rrrt Vir Book and director Depart
ment of Records and Research, Tos-
Ikegee Institute, Ak.
Mr. CL. Webb, official steaogra-
oher. National Negro Basis es-s
Mr. T. M. CaapbeU, director Agn-
cultural Extension Work, Tuskegee
Mr. Lester A. Walton of New York
City (regular staff writer. New York
r, wnifam A. Aerv. director Press
Department, Manager Southern
Workman, Hampton insuruie, va.
ir- r r Snanldine. sccretary-
r..itrM- North Carolina Mutual In
surance- Company, Durham, n. u.
Mr. R. S. Grossley, Jackson, Miss.
Dr. W. H. Harris, Athens, Ga.
Mr. B. J. Davis, Editor Atlanta In
dependent, Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. A. M. Wilkins, vice-president
Citizens Trust Company, Atlanta, Ga.
c w P Pmtv. president Stand
ard Life Insurance Company, Atlanta,
r t r Tiinma!. field secretary.
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National Urban League, Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. W. H. Spencer, principal i
lie School, Columbus, Ga.
r t T? wniuims. resident Wage-
earner's Bank, Savannah, Ga.
Mr. E. A. Williams, state acmon
stration agent, Savannah, "Ga
uv TT. A. HnnL orindpal Fort Val
ley School Fort Valley, Ga.
President John Hope, juorcnousc
College, Atlanta, Ga.
or. A. B. McCoy, Presbytenan
Seek Concern, Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. J. W. Holley. presiaent oeorg
MR. AUGUSTUS L. WILLI AJVIS
One of the Many Successful and Prosperous Lawyers in This City
Who Has Continued His Long Fight m Behalf of Fair Play and
Justice for the Survivors of Those Who Lost Their lives
During the Race Riots in This City in 1919.
Agricultural College, Albany, Ga.
Dr. M. W. Reddick, Americus In
stitute, Americus, Ga.
FINDS WIFE IS COLORED AND
SUES FOR DIVORCE
New York. Alleging that his wife
had forgotten to supply him with her
family genealogical tree, and had
therefore kept from him her knowl
edge that she possessed Negro blood,
one John Stovall, a white insurance
broker of 2261 Andrews avenue,
Bronx, has broken into the newspaper
columns by seeking before Supreme
Court Justice Faber of Brooklyn to
have his marriage annulled.
The Stovalls have been married and
living together for a year. They were
evidently fairly successful in their ne
gotiations of the rocky road of matri
mony until old ubiquitous mother-in-law
sprang the coup in the traditional
fight between son's wife and son's
mother and handed Cupid the count
by her revelation that Mrs. Stovall
was of Negro blood. Mrs. Stovall,
who is only 20 years old, takes the
position through her attorney, that
nobody had 'ever qaestiosed her as to
her race ties and she bad felt no obli
gation to boast of her possession of
the blood of the Pharaoh.
Justice Faber directed that the case
be tried next month. In the mean
time speculation is rife as to whether
the courts will stand the burden if
every wife and every husbaad with
the least drop of Negro blood in their
veins were sued for separation. It is
said that thousands of light-colored
people are at present "passing" and
that somewhere between one and two
millions apparently white people have
colored blood in their veins.
MR. AND MRS. JESSE BINGA
WILL GIVE THEDJ ANNUAL
TWILIGHT PARTY AT THE
VINCENNES HOTEL CHRIST
For several years past the best and
the leading colored people in this city
look forward with much pleasure to
the notable event of the winter season;
namely, the twilight party, given by
Banker and Mrs. Jesse Binga.
This year it will outdip the former
twilight parties given by them in the
way of some new, novel features.
It win begin promptly at 5:30 P. M.
It will be strictly formal. Dancing
will be a part of the pleasures of the
evening -and the reception aad the en
tire twilight party win be a very bril
liant affair. ,
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THAN THURSDAY MORNING, DE