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THE BROAD AX, CHICASO, NOVEMBER 7, 1914.
PAGE FOUB v. 3 sLLLaBLlaHLHSslKP'iHaaaaH bHbH9BbKLbLb1 jaLaaaH bbbbbbbLLbV HHBBT ''-' .LbbbbbbbbLbH aaaaaaaHaLBLaLBw. 'alaaLHflaHaaaMHa' LaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH sllfcBaaaBLi. tKHPBBP" H aaBBMBaBaBfBVEBV '(ilH THOMAS JEFFERSON THE ABOLITIONIST FIRST HON. ROBERT M. SWEITZER Re-elected Clerk of the County Court with a larger majority than any candidate in Cook County. PARLOR RECITAL -MUSICAL BY UBS. JENNIE WATTS -BROWN, DRAMATIC READER. Sunday afternoon, November S, at 3 p. m., Mrs. Jennie "Watts-Brown, the noted dramatic reader and character impersonator, will give a parlor reeital musieal at her home, 722S Wentworth avenue, and she cordially invites her many friends to be present. The following program will be rend ered. An elegant luncheon will follow. Stereopticon in-door pictures, beauti ful TiewB of great variety with illus trated dramatic readings, in conjunc tion, a tribute will be paid to the la mented Aida Overton Walker, "Tho brightest star in the theatrical world.' Character pictures of Aida Overton Walker will be shown as she appeared in various seasons with a melody of the songs Bhe sung. The professionals will pay tribute to this noted artist. "The character pictures will be but shadows of her former ?elf, only to make the memory of her great works more tangi ble," The stereopticion machine and pic tures are owned by Jennie Watts-Brown. local musical artists of the profession, assisting: Ward and Thomas, Charles Young, favorite baritone, and Schiller Emerson, popular pianist. Mean: Salad, Sandwiches, Chips (Saratoga), Olives (French), Assorted Wafers and Cocoa, Coffee, Nuts, Mints. Extra: Neopolitaine Ice Cream, As sorted Cake, Iced Claret Punch. Served from 8 to 8 p. m. Plates, 25 cents. COLORED MAN STJPT. OF P. O. Alexander King, a Colored man, holds a position as assistant superintendent of the Wall St. Post Office of N. Y. This station handles more mail than any other sub-station. Mr. King has been in the postal service for 22 years and has been holding his present position since 1907. FREE PRIZE CONTEST BY THE BROAD AX (Concluded from page 1.) wheels; Steering Gear, Worm and gear tyH with four fun positions to take up wear. Irreversible. lS-in. solid walnut wheel; Frame, Dropjwd pressed steel, channel :ection; Gear Ratio, 4 to 1; Tread, .16 inch; Springs, Front semi elliptic and rear full elliptic with scroll ends; Control, Spark and throttle levers at top of steering column; Clutch, Mul tiple disc operating in oil in fly wheel housing; Transmission, Selectie type, three speed forward and reverse. STEPHEN M. MEYERS PLAYER PIANO, WORTH 5650.00 SECOND PRIZE Call at Stephen M. Meyers Piano Hotibc, 59 East A'an Buren St., and see for yourself, just the quality of the in strument that The Broad Ax offers you as the second prize. It is exactly the same grade of instrument that other firms are- offering at prices ranging from $750.00 to $900.00. See ad in another column of this paper. THE ATLAS THEATER IS THE FIN EST MOVING PICTURE HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE It is freely admitted that the new Atlas Theatre, 47th and State streets, on the cast side of the streej. is the fin est moving picture house on the South side. The fine entrance or lobby is of solid white marble, Highly polished, which makes it very beautiful to behold. The electric lighting and ventilating system is absolutely perfect. The seat ing capacity is well on to 700. D. A. Dooley and T. E. 'Murphy are its owners and managers and only high class moving pictures are shown on its flash lights. bbHbHEB:- '' JsiiLLB?'iliH ibbHbHbbVPbbHbbB Sl HHBB, -iiinaflaaBaV&?&&3BJHH i ? VT . XOX JOENE 3ha wmmlM of OMic The great Virginian, Thomas Jeffer bou, shortly after the American Revolu tion war, uttered some words concern ing the Negro and the White man, that ought to be read and re-read, in these present times. And, it must be remem bered that these noble words, in order o appreciate their true worth and value, should be read in the light of the con ditions as existing then. If, then, we read them with such conditions in mind, we shall be forced to exclaim in the light of the advance of the Negro race, since that time, under tremendous odd, "What hath God wrought!" Thomas Jefferson was the father of "Abolitionists" as certainly aptears from his brave and fearless pleading for "justice" on behalf of the oppressed. But we shall let the words of Mr. Jef ferson speak for themselves. Says Thomas Jefferson: "There must doubtless be an unhappy influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce be tween master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submission on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it, for man is an imita tive animal. This quality is the germ jf all education in him. From his cradle to his grave ho is learning to do what he sees other do. If a parent could find no motive, either in his philanthropy or his self-love, for restraining the in temperance of passion towards his slave, it should always be a sufficient one that his child is present.. But gen erally it is not sufficient. The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on tho same airs In the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the wort of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances. And with what execra tion should the statesman be loaded, who, permitting one-half the citizens thus to trample on the rights of the other, transform those into despots, and these into enemies, destroys the morals of the one part, and the amor patriae of the other. "For if a slave can have a country in this world, it must be any other in preference to that in which he is born to live and labor for another; in which he must lock up the faculties of his nature, contribute as far as depends on his individual endeavors to the advance ment of the human race, or entail his own miserable condition on tho endless generations proceeding from him. "With tho morals of the people, their industry is also destroyed. For in a warm climate, no man will labor for himself who can mako anofher labor for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small pro portion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of Godf That they are not to be violated but with His wrath f "Inded, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justico can not sleep forever; that con sidering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possiblo events; that it may be come probable by supernatural interference. The Almighty has no attribute which. can take side with us in such a contest. But it is impossible to be temperate and to pursue this subject through the var ious considerations of policy, of morals, of history, natural and civil. We must bo contented to hope they win force their way into every one's mind. I think a change already perceptible, since the origin of the present revolu tion. The spirit of the master is abat ing, that of the slave rising from the dust, his condition mollifying, the way I hope preparing, a total emancipation, and that this is disposed, in tho prder of events, under the auspices of heaven, for to be with the consent of the mas ters, rather than by their extirpation." ONE PUNERAXi IN EVERY TEN AMONG CHURCH MEMBERS DUE TO TUBERCULOSIS. "" of these were duo to tuberculosis; how many living cases of tuberculosis they now have in their parishes, and how many communicants or parishioners. Tfcnr were 36.793 deaths from alLj causes reported, showing a death rato of 229.4 per 10,000 population, which is considerably higher than the cor responding rate for the entire country. 13S.7 in 1912. This high death rate is probably due to the fact that pastors of churches oniciate at many funerals of others than members or communi cants, while their membership reports nrc taken from actual records. As indicating the extent of tho tuber culosis problem in the average church the figures show that 10.3 per cent, of all the funerals reported were caused by tuberculosis, and that, in addition to trie 3,794 deaths from this disease, the ministers had 4,254 living cases now under their pastoral supervision, n one year, theref oro, the 2,852 churches were caring for 8,048 cases of tubercu losis, or an average of nearly three for each congregation. The average sizo of the congregations was 56, which would indicate that there is a case of tubercu losis developing each year for every twenty church members. Because tuberculosis demands so much time and money from the churches, The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis is call ing upon all of them throughout the Lnited States to join in an educational campaign against this disease on Tuber culosis Day, which will be observed dur ing the week ot November 29th. RULES FOR CONTESTANTS IN THE FIFTH ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST OF PRTZE WINNERS ' CONTEST. STUDY OF 3,000 CHURCHES WITH 1,60300 MKMTTERB, SHOWS ONE CASE OF CONSUMPTION A YXAK FOE EVERY TWENTE OOMMUHI-CANTS. In an effort to ascertain how serious a problem tuberculosis is to the average church congregation of the Halted States, The National Association fer the 8tudy and Prevention of Tubercu losis publishes today a report which shows that in nearly 3,000 churches in 37 different states one funeral in evezj tea is duo to this single disease. Through a questionnaire sent cut all over the country, 2,852 clergymen repre senting 1,603,300 eomasnieaats or par ishioners gave rsplies taHiag at kw many ieaerals they officiated far ike year esdisg Angus 31, 1914; few 1. The contest will be held Sunday afternoon, Dec 20th, at Bethel A. M. E. Church, beginning promptly at 2:30 o'clock, and will be held under the auspices of Bethel Literary Society. 2. The contestants are those who have won prizes at the four previous contests. 3. Each contestant will be given from Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th to write his or her essay, which must not contain more than 3,000 words and must be delivered in thirty (30) minutes. The essay must bo typewritten. 4. The following is the scale upon .vhich each essay will be rated: Knowl- dge of subject, containing 50; compo sition containing 30; delivery contain ing 20. 5. Eaeh essay must be sent to the manager on or before Thursday, Dec 1st. They will then be delivered to the judges who will keep them for one week, marking on everything but de livery. Wednesday, Dec. 9th, the es says will be returned to the contestants. 6. The place of each speaker on the programme will be chosen by lot. 7. There shall be five judges ap pointed in the following manner: Eaeh contestant is requested to submit to the manager, under cover, the name of one person competent to legitimately render a decision on this question. The names will be placed in a hat and five will be taken, which persons will act as judges. In the event that any of those chosen declino to serve, the place or places made vacant will be filled from the remaining three names chosen in the same manner as above; if, however, this remaining list is exhausted, the con testants will be called again to meet and select the necessary judges in the above manner. 8. The manager is exerting cVery effort to have this a fair and impartial contest, therefore all persons entering this contest are requested to be guided by these rules and see to it that all essays are delivered to the judges in the form herewith described and on the proper date. No essay will be received later than Thursday, Dec 1st. bbbbbbbbLbV -lLaaaaLHI ((HaKi "wjBhBbi aBaWMMi LaaaLsaHLk f .'Hal llHI aaHfl saaaBaaaaHaaamr' aaaLaLamV aaaaaaaaaaaWaaaiaaLaL' aaHaHaaaaaLaLaK '' HON. MARTIN B. MADDEN Re-elected to Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Illinois. MRS. GENEVA SMITH ROBBED OF MORE THAN $100 WORTH OF JEWELRY AND $115 IN REAL MONEY. Tuesday, November 3rd, was a splen did day for the robbers in all partes of Chicago to ply their trade to perfec tion and many oi them made some rich hauls and among the number of their victims was Mrs. Geneva Smith, 5363 Dearborn St., while she was down town on the afteroon of that dny doing some shopping. One or two robbers invaded her beau tiful home by prying open one of the side parlor windows and successfully made their "get away" with her gold watch and a gold watch belonging to her sister, Miss Katie Fowler, four tiffany diamond rings, one chipped diamond stick pin, belonging to her husband, Mr. Charles Smith, and more than $100 in real money which they found secreted around the house. It is supposed that those who burglar ized her home were somewhat familiar with the "lay of tho land" (as it were). Mrs. Smith and her sister, Miss Fowler, have tho sympathy of their many friends over the loss which they sustained at the hands of robbers. NEGRO FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE SUBJECT FOR """ NEBS' THE PRIZE WIN-CONTEST MR. AND MBS. ROBERT H. HARDIN CELEBRATE THKltt TWENTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hardin, who are well known in high up society circles will celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary on Monday even' ing, November 23. They will hold a reception on that evening at the Dreamland Hall, 3518 S. Stato Street, from 8:30 to 10 o'elock. Dancing from 10 to 12:30 a. m. The Negro l'rogresiw League will render the program Sunh aftenoci. November 8th. Tins ilub represati some of the most talcntiil men and women in our city, alon;: lifirarv aid musical line, it lias arruneil a w interesting program. ( onu. . j hear what both Leagues are dosnj for the betterment ami uplift of humanitr A crowded Iioum- is expected Mtuj begins promptly at 4 o'lork and a held at 3005 State St. It s, very interesting talks were jruen It Judge Sheridan Fry, Judge rno)Hnp ami Mr. Frederic Kurnham. ALPHA SUFFRAGE CLUB SPECIAL NOTICE I wish to announce that the associa tion of Geo. W. Faulkner and D. W. J. Boxley, at 2935 South State St., has been discontinued. I am now located at 3603 South State St, under the firm name of Faulkner & Cook, General Brokerage, Beal Estate and Fire Insurance. Phones, Douglas 6759. Auto. 73-286. Yours sincerely, Geo. W. Faulkner. Mr. William Hale Thompson, eaafc date for mayor this Spring, was prestit at the Alpha Suffrage Club, Wnesdij evening and told of his plan to get wwl for Colored people. Many reprenU tive citizens were present and plan were made to bring about the resnlti which Mr. Thompson outlined. Mr. A B. Hulit, his manager, was present and also gave a short talk. Meetings d the club are held ever ednesdij evening at 3005 State St.. o'clod. All are cordially invited. MEN'S CIVIC CLUB. The Men's Civic Club met for u important session on its regular mtn night, Tuesday, 8 o'clock at 3005 SU St. The club is doing a splendid wcrl and hopes to accomplish great ttop in the future. More men, both yoBJj and old should rally to this cause rf attend the meetings which are ttU weekly. LADY SOLICITOR WANTED. Wanted Lady Solicitor (Colored). Call after 5 p. in. Flat 10708 X. Mate St. "The Best Solution of the Baee Prob lem in the United States of America." Each contestant is requested not to write his or her name on the essay when giving it to the manager. The manager wfll give each contestant a number, which number will be placed on the contestant's essay so that the essays will be known to the judges by their numbers only. B. W. Fitts, Manager. J. E. Mitchem, Asst. Mgr. WILLIAM LEWIS EUNB OUT FBOM UNDER HIS MINERAL SPRINGS CAFE. CoL William Lewis who has since the middle of August, 1912, conducted the Mineral Springs Cafe and Buffet in his own bnflding at 3517 South State street, ran out from under it at one o'clock en Sunday evening, for at that hour William Simmons, who at one titng mu part owner of the Keystone Hotel, 3022 Sooth State atreet, irita Cspt. John L. Fry, is now its new owner and the chief eeek and bottle washer of the Mineral Bjriags Jaf e and Buffet and at all times he -win be pleased to greet his masr friends, m AHp BBaLaVaX HHP9HHBHP8P0k. siaaaaBl JaaaaaBSl' JHmR iLLK aBaaaaaaaaaLall JSaaaaLLmK'' JaaaaaaaaBaaHRavWlBml: JaBaLkC- HHl IsBaLLaaLLaESB JaaETaaaaaLaH lHBk aaaaaaaaaaaLaaaaaaaf I LaHaaLlaHaaS8k 1 faLaaaflaaaV iaaaaaaaaaB w HON. SAMUEL A- ETTELSON ctd'to tse SUtatflsafe'Yrem.tbe 3rd Senatorial District of U"30 ', JT -'?' . ""i - (. 23Lr -. , a .- - ,. . ' . 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