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THE BBQAD AX, CHICAGO, APRIL 21, 1917.
COMMITTEE OP AWABD, NA
TIONAIi NEGEO HEALTH WEEK,
Tuskegee Institute, Ala., April 19
(Special). The announcement of the
contest for the best clean-up "work dur
ing the National Negro Health "Week
which.is to be observed April 22-28, has
elicited most favorable comments from
"White and Colored people in all sec
tions, of the south. Letters from vari
ous committees organized to conduct
clean-up campaigns indicate that the
interest in this movement for better
health is unsurpassed by that of any
other similar movement conducted
among our people.
President J. C. Napier of the Na
tional Negro Business League, spent
several days recently at Tuskegee In
stitute in conference with Dr. Eobert
E. Moton, principal, and Emmett J.
Scott, secretary, and it has been agreed
that the communities planning to rept
their clean-up activities for considera
tion in connection -with the silver cups
offered by the National Clean-up and
Paint-up Bureau, must make their re
ports and mail them not later than
Saturday, May 12th. This -will allow
two full weeks after the close of the
health week for the reports to be com
piled and forwarded to Tuskegee Insti
tute. It is worth while to bear in mind
three 'important conditions regarding
the contest. First, the reports should
not exceed 700 words. Second, the re
ports should all be typewritten. Third,
the reports should be mailed to the sec
retary, National Negro Business
League, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
The committee of award as selected are
announced as follows:
Suggested Committee to Award Cups in
Connection with Negro Health Week.
Dr. Eobert E. Jones, editor South
western Christian Advocate, New Or
Dr. A. M. Curtis, physician and sur
geon, former surgeon-in-chief Freed
men's Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Hon. J. C. Napier, president National
Negro Business League, Nashville, Ten
nessee. Dr. Eobert E. Moton, principal Tus
kegee Normal and Industrial Institute,
Mr. Herman E. Perry, president
Standard Life Insurance Company, At
Mr. C. C. Spaulding, North Carolina
Mutual and Provident Association, Dur
ham, North Carolina.
Mr. M. N. Work, editor Negro Year
Book, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
Dr. D. W. Byrd, president National
Medical Association, Norfolk, Virginia.
Mrs. Mary B. Talbert, president Na
tional Federation of Colored Women's
Clubs, Buffalo, New York.
Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, principal
National Training School for Women
and Girls, AVashington, D. C.
Mr. Eugene Kinckle Jones, executive
secretary National League on Urban
Conditions Among Negroes, New York
Dr. A. Wilberforce Williams, physi
cian and surgeon, health editor Chicago
Defender, Chicago, Illinois.
According to present plan, the above
committee will meet, canvass the vari
ous reports, and make presentation of
awards at the forthcoming meeting of
the National Negro Business Leagues,
to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee,
August 15, 16 and 17, 1917.
HANNIBAIi LODGE NO. 6, KNIGHTS
OF PYTHIAS CELEBRATED THE
OB SILVER JUBILEE.
Grand Chancellor, Dr. Allen A. Wesley,
Presented with an Elegant K. of P.
Season 1917 Opens at Schorling's Park
Alderman Louis B. Anderson
Pitches First Ball Banquet to Play
ers Saturday Night.
The American Giants, Chicago's and
the country's greatest aggregation of
baseball artists, will uufurl their 1910
championship banner to the breeze Sun
day, April 22, 1917, at Schorling's
Park, 39th street and Wentworth ave
nue, where they commence their 1917
season with Jake Stalls, a cracker-jack
local White team, as opponents.
"Bubo" Foster, the race's best prod
uct in baseball, has strengthened his
line-up and will present some new
faces. The day promises to be a gala
one, and standing room only is likely to
be the order. The Hon. Louis B. An
derson, alderman-elect of the second
ward, will grace the pitcher's box and
throw the first ball across the plate,
opening the game. It is not known
who will catch the alderman's first
throw. Tho Hon. Beauregard F. Mose
ley would be a good man if it were not
for his height. Tho owner of the park
has made several improvements looking
towards the comfort of the patrons.
Saturday, at tho Elite No. 2, Mr.
Henry Jones and Beauregard F. Mose
ley will give to the players an im
promptu banquet. All fans are ex
pected io attend. The program will
consist of short talks by Alderman
Louis B. Anderson, Editor B. S. Abbott
of tho Defender, Mr. S. B. Turner of
tho Hlinois Idea, Julius F. Taylor of
The Broad Ax, Mr. J. F. Schorling and
other noted fans. The public is cor
Miss E. G. Osby of Springfield, 111.,
has for iho past two weeks been visit
ing her. sister and friends in this city.
Tuesday evening, Hannibal Lodge,
No. 6, K. of P. celebrated its twenty
fifth anniversary or silver jubilee at
Masonic Hall, 3956 S. State street, com
plimentary to its charter members and
the following honored guests of the
Charter members Christopher L.
Makle, George E. Garner, Frank B.
Cranshaw, Henry C. Coombs, Charles
E. Jackson, James Walker.
Hannibal Lodge members Officers
at the Grand Lodge Grand Chancel
lor, Dr. Allen A. Wesley; G. K. of E.
& S., Frank B. Waring; Grand Attor
ney, Eobert A. J. Shaw; Member Bene
ficiary Board, Albert B. George.
At the conclusion of the following
Music, Stewart's Orchestra; Intro
duction of Master of Ceremonies, C. C,
Albert Clay; Bemarks Master of
Ceremonies, Bro. Bindley C. Cyrus;
Solo, Charles Settles; History of Han
nibal Lodge, Bro. Albert B. George;
Music, Orchestra; The Progress of our
Order in Hlinois, G. C. Dr. Allen A.
Wesley; Sentiment Our Order as a
Good Thing, Bro. John E. Auter, Sec'y
Large portraits of Frank B. Waring
and Albert B. George were presented
to the lodge and' each one of the char
ter members rceived valuable tokens
for the high esteem which they are
held in by its more than four hundred
members, for Hannibal Lodge is one of
the largest in the United States.
Dr. Allen A. Wesley, Grand Chan
cellor for the Knights of Pythias for
Hlinois, who is also a member of Han
nibal Lodge, was presented on that
same delightful occasion with an ele
gant K. of P. charm and each lady
present, and they numbered more than
two hundred, consisting' of the wives,
daughtei3 and sweethearts and other
relatives of the members of the lodge,
all received souvenirs of dainty pieces
of jewelry and other trinkets, which
caused tneir races to De wreatned. an
smiles and feel real happy.
While the sumptuous banquet was
being served in the balcony of the hall,
and there was plenty to eat for every
person present, the orchestra dis
coursed dancing music and many en
joyed that part of the evening enter
tainment until it became their turn to
be served at the banquet tables.
The head officials of Hannibal Lodge
spared" no money or expense in enter
taining its members and friends in roy
al style on its twenty-fifth anniversary
or silver jubilee.
The offic.ers of Hannibal Lodge are
Chancellor Commander, Albert Clay;
Vice-Chan. Commander, Clarence H.
Matthews; Master of Work, Charles
Turner; Prelate, John W. Eoberts; K.
of E. and S., Frank B. Waring; M. of
F., Albert B. George; M. of Ex.,
Christopher L. Makle; M. at A.,
William McCutcheon; I. G., William
Williams, O. G., Walter Eobinson;
Trustees, Brooks Harris, Louis O.
Baler, William C. Eicketts; Anniver
sary Committee, Frank B. Waring,
George E. Garner, George G. Smith,
Christopher L. Makle, Earl F. Will
H THE LATE MISS BETTIOLA HELOISE FOBTSON.
THE PASSING AWAY OF MISS
BETTIOLA HELOISE FOBTSON
FHNEBAL SEBVICES WEBE
TTP.T.T OVEB HEB BEMAINS
TUESDAY MOBNING FBOM OLI
VET BAPTIST CHUBCH INTER
MENT AT MT. FOBEST CEMETERY.
Last Friday evening at 4:15 o7clock
Miss Bettiola Heloise Fortson very
quietly closed her eyes in death at her
home 3413 Prairie avenue after a long
spell of illness.
Miss Fortson was in her 27th year
and died long before her time. Fu
neral services were held over her re
mains Tuesday morning at Olivet Bap
tist church, Eev. George Duncan, as
sistant pastor of Olivet, officiating,
Charles S. Jackson, funeral director, in
charge. Interment at Mt. Forest ceme
The floral tributes from her many
friends and the various literary clubs
or societies of which she was a prom
inent member, were indeed elaborate and
very beautiful. Her remains were en
cased in a beautiful pink plush casket.
Eesolutions were read from the Stand
ard Literary Society of Olivet Baptist
church, the University Society of which
she was one of the founders and served
as one of its presidents; the Pastors'
Aid of Olivet Baptist church, of which
she was a member; the City Federation
Lof Colored Women's Clubs, of which
she was the organizer for more than
two years; the Alpha Suffrage Club, all
lamenting her untimely death. The last
named club was also ably represented
in person by Mrs. Ida B. Wells-Barnett,
who delivered short and timely remarks
in connection with the death of Miss
Fortson and her untiring efforts to en
lighten the Colored people along liter
It can well be stated right here that
notwithstanding the fact that there are
many wealthy and highly educated Col
ored people residing in this city, Miss
Fortson has the honor of being one of
the first Colored persons in this section
of the country to write and publish a
Miss Mamie Bady sang a solo, "He
is my friend;" Miss Pauline Lee solo,
"He is the one;" Madam Peyton solo,
"His eyes are on the sparrow;" Miss
Mattie Fisher read one of the poems
of Miss Fortson, "How Beautiful is
the House of God." She leaves her
mother, Mrs. William M. Stegall; two
brothers, James and E. V. Fortson; her
cousin, Madam Eosilec Tyler, other rel
atives and hosts of friends to mourn
On Saturday, April 7th, an article ap
peared in these columns in relation to
her illness and our visit at her home,
and on that same Saturday evening,
April 7th, we again called on her and
presented her with a copy of the paper
containing the article and in a voice
scarcely above a whisper she requested
us to draw a chair close up by the side
of her bed and read what we had said
for her, and after finishing it for her,
although she was suffering great pain
at the time and had been for many
months, she bestowed a verj- pleasant
smile on us, at the same time extending
her hand, she thanked us for the kindly
words which we had written in her be
half. The last words spoken to us by Miss
Fortson were that "she had always
regarded us as one of her best and
truest friends; that she never would
permit any one to say anything against
us in her presence without defending
or standing up for us; that when she"
was struggling so hard to raise the
money in order to get her little book
published that there were only two men
in Chicago who willingly extended a
helping hand to her and they were Eev.
John W. Eobinson, pastor of St. Mark
church, and Julius F. Taylor."
May she find favor in the sight of
God throughout eternity.
THE COLOBED PEOPLE ABE BE
COMING GBEATLY INTEBESTED
IN THE COMMUNITY GARDENS
IN ALL PARTS OF THE CITY.
Frederick Douglass Community Gar
den has been organized to plant and
cultivate in vegetables and cereals the
plat of ground at 33rd street and Wa
bash avenue upon a co-operative basis.
The food shortage of the world makes
this one of the most beneficial efforts
that have been put forward by any one
among our people during the year.
Famine, with all tho misery and dis
comfort man can possibly stand as an
accompaniment, will pay our country a
visit this year if we are not prepared
to stay its onward march by a greater
production of eatables; hence the cry
has gone up all over the country to pre
pare by gardening and producing on
every spot available something to eat.
Golf links are being torn up and sowed
in turnips, cabbages, lettuce and rad
ishes. Tennis grounds are being planted
in potatoes. Flower gardens in corn
and hunting preserves in wheat.
Too much praise cannot be given Mr.
B. F. Moseley who has interested our
people in the establishment of the
Frederick Douglass Community Gar
den at 33rd street and Wabash avenue.
Tho ground has already been plowed
and is now ready for planting. All
those who are interested in becoming a
member of the garden committee should
address Miss Lena LeGrand Perry, 3748
Wabash avenue, and full information
will be given. "C."
Frank L. Hamilton has been re
moved from St. Luke's Hospital to
Provident Hospital, whore ho will be
glad to see his friends. He is still ex
W. T. GAINES EOUGHLY AND BBU
TALLY TBEATED BY A BIG,
BUELY WHITE POLICEMAN.
On Tuesday last a police officer called
at the home of W. T. Gaines, the well
known contractor and citizen, with a
summons to appear in court the follow
ing morning, charged with keeping a
vicious dog. Mr. Gaines has had this
dog for some years, keeping him locked
in his back yard to guard his barn
where he keeps all of his tools, etc.
Many attempts have been made to rob
this barn by breaking in from the rear.
The last attempt of this kind was made
about two weeks ago.
It is believed the party breaking in
was bitten by the dog, and in order
that tho dog might be done away with,
proceeded to have the dog catchers call
for the dog on Tuesday afternoon.
The daughter of Mr. Gaines refused to
let the dog-catchers have the dog,
whereupon complaint was made at the
police station (Stock Yards Station).
That night a rough, uncouth policeman
using profane language showed W. T.
Gaines the summons to appear in court,
and roughly demanded that he go over
to the station with him that night.
Mr. Gaines asked that he be permitted
to change his house shoes and put on
his overcoat. The policeman roughly
snatched him by tho arm and demanded
that lie go at once, refusing to permit
him to lock up his house. H. B. Gaines,
one of the sons of W. T. Gaines, hap
pened to be calling on his father at the
time and remonstrated with the officer
about his rough treatment of his father,
stating that he was no criminal, and
was a peaceful citizen, willing to ac
company the officer without resistance.
Paying no attention to the younger
Gaines, this officer pulled W. T. Gaines
down the stairs into the street, down to
the corner, where he proceeded to ring
up a patrol wagon. H. B. Gaines told
his father that it was a shame for the
policeman to treat him in such a man
ner, and without warning the police
man dealt a terrific blow to H. B.
Gaines, knocking him bleeding to the
sidewalk. He then placed the younger
man under arrest also, and took them
in a patrol to the Stock Yards Station,
where after long delay they were per
mitted to sign each other's bonds.
The case will be heard May 3rd, in
room 1103 City Hall.
through the city Wednesday en route
to Prairie View from Galveston. They
were accompanied to Houston by Eev.
A. Barbour, at whose church they ap
peared Tuesday night in the Island
City. From Prairie View they went to
Hempstead, and from Hempstead to
Brenham, and from Brenham to Aus
tin. The Freeman, Houston, Texas,
April 14, 1917.
Tho above seems to indicate that
tho people throughout the southland
are coldly turning their backs on
Madam Brown; that they are fast be
coming very tired of her style of sing
EBNEST H. WILLIAMSON, THE
POPULAR FUNERAL DIRECTOR,
THANKS AND SOUNDS THE
PRAISES OF THE BROAD AX.
SEEMINGLY MADAM ANTTI PAT-
TI BROWN IS FAST BECOMING
VERY UNPOPULAR THROUGH
OUT THE SOUTHLAND.
The following letter speaks for it
self Chicago, 111., April 16, 1917.
Julius F. Taylor,
Editor of The Broad Ax, City.
My Dear Sir: I notice the compli
mentary item in your valuable, paper,
April 14, 1917, in reference to myself,
and desire to thank you for the same.
I certainly appreciate anything pub
lished in The Broad Ax, because it cir
culates among the people and is read
with much interest by all. Permit me
to say that at any time some of your
out of town friends call on you, and
.you would like to show them the city,
and would like to use an automobile, do
not hesitate to call on me for a car,
and I will gladly furnish the same
without expense to you. Wishing you
unmeasured success in the publishing of
your paper, and that success may crown
your efforts in all of your business ef
forts, I am yours very respectfully,
Ernest H. Williamson.
THE NEGRO .FELLOWSHIP
"Real Estate Segregation" will be
the subject of discussion by the Negro
Fellowship League, 3005 State street,
Sunday, April 22, 4 p. m.
L. M. Smith and Louis T. Orr will
discuss the matter from the viewpoint
of the real estate board. Mr. G. W.
Faulkner, A. L. Williams and Eugene
Manns will discuss the matter from the
standpoint of the Colored real estate
dealers. You are invited.
Last Sunday the same subject was
discussed by Messrs. George H. Jack
son, G. W. Faulkner, J. D. Green, H. T.
Wells and M. H. Watkins. It was a
most interesting meeting and one of
the real estate men stated afterwards
that he felt that the real estate agents
would become organized as the result
of our meeting.
Ida B. W. Barnett, President.
Several energetic matrons have or
ganized what is to be known as the
"Exchange Club." The unique object
of this club is to help each other by
exchanging and imparting to each
other useful training, such as sewing,
gardening, crocheting, etc. Mrs. Ma
mie E. Clark has been elected presi
dent. The next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. Clark, 5827 Went
worth avenue, Thursday afternoon.
The University Society is conducting
very interesting programs every sec
ond and fourth Sunday, including lec
tures from Dr. and Mrs. Edwin B.
Beckwith. Visitors are always welcome
to tne club rooms, 5300 Wabash avenue.
H. B. Gaines, president. A
CARD OF THANKS.
Madam Brown's engagement here
Monday was a brilliant success, artis
tically, but it was not what it was con
templated financially. The gross re
ceipts aggregated $128.60, and the ex
penses $97.15, waiving an advertising
claim of $15, payable to The Texas
Freeman, which was passed up and not
collected. That left a net balance of
$31.45 to be pro-rated fifty-fifty.
Her gross receipts at Galveston
amounted to $15 only.
Manager De Walt's charges of $70
a day, paid in advance by Editor Love,
both on March 2 and April 9, is a
rental charge that nobody else will
pay, and unless it is changed and re
duced radically the fate of Lincoln
Theater is doomed.
Why Manager De Walt compelled
Editor Lovo. to pay $70 a day in ad
vance, while churches, schools and
other parties get it for $10 a day, or
night, as the case may be, his pay
coming out of the receipts collected at
the ticket window, is something he has
yet to explain.
Madam Aniti Patti Brown and her
pianist, Miss Blanche C. Seed, passed
The undersicned dnsim n n-.-,.,
their heartfelt thanks to all those who
in any way administered to the com
fort of the late Miss Bettiola Heloise
-..oun uurmg uer Jong illness and
who comforted and aided the family
auif uur ueatn. They also wish to ex
tend their thanks for the many rare
and beautiful floral tributes and to
those who assisted to conduct the fu
neral services at Olivet Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Stegall,
James and R. V. Fortson and Mrs.
Eosalee Tyler, Chicago, April 19,
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WOULD PREVENT SEGREGATION.
Harrisburg, Pa, April 19.-Bepresen-tative
Glass, of Philadelphia, has intro
duced a bill in the state legislature pre
venting places of public resort or
amusement from discriminating against
persons on account of race or religion.
A penalty of from $100 to $500 is pro
vided for violations to go to the ag
grieved persons and a similar one to
the counties where the violations occur.
The bill if enacted, will strengthen the
civil rights law of 1887.
A first olnoo -
nA ... uwuun can secure a
beth McDonald, superintendent of the
oT fZS Sch001 ior
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Richmond, Va. (Special).
groes of Eichmond have ot, 6
fight segregation, and th . o
provement League lm , le a-
stroni? Twntest nuninot i.:., reu
T l- ""umoad's
ATTORNEY BARCLAY TO Arm
THE BETHEL LItt-t,1
Attorney Martin L. K tw,.
address the Bethel Liter-. "
" . A. .1
Sunday, the 22nd, at 4 p. m"
j.bcbip.Luu.ii.j in service. ' Sanfl
j. rice, presiuent.
iu.is3 xreari earner, oSo S. DearKn
street, has been confined to her h "
the past two weeks with a severe c M
which she contracted bv wearing v ,
Mr. James Campbell of Sonnr-. r
ico, gave an interesting talk on Thau.
aay evening at azzo iTairie avenue, 0I
the "Economic and Industrial Oppo
tunity Which that Country Offers
tne iresent Time."
j.u.uiijf luuuguuui iiuujue are of tt
opinion that the anti-Xegro Sontt
would welcome any belief in reports
of JNegro disloyalty would be an ex
cuse for White men there treating tie
race with such acts of repression ail
violence as it did years ago, and is d0.
ing, in some sections, now.
'President Wilson said German n.
pie were not consulted before entenV
the war. were wet" is the wajj
Philadelphia organization put it k
writing to senator La ollette in eoa
mendation of his stand in opposing tie
resolution making war upon German.
The Senator produced 15,000 letters
and telegrams endorsing his position,
and yet the daily press of the tonnnj
put it that "he represented no onekt
Henry James' Adverbs.
Stevenson spotted the unconsdoaablj
repetition of certain adjectiTes h
"Roderick Hudson," but probably tie
most marked characteristic of Henry
James style is his passion for adrerti
and adverbial clauses. He is the cost
adverbial of English writers. YoatiH
find more adverbs to the page tla
even in Meredith. And he had a quit
habit of putting the adverb befort
the verb, when most writers would
put it after. One of his ladies (for ex
amples are taken at random) "thssi
fully felt," another "quite beantMj
and tenderly smiled." And "after jT
crops up all over the place. Bntou
would not have these things altered;
they were part of the man. One doa
object to them, however, in his ii
tators, who have learned the trick, A
missed the spirit behind it-Londm
Chewing the Crude Rubber.
About the first process robber goes
through on the way to become i tire
or tube is mastication. After the
crude Para is washed it is broken up
into lamps and tossed into the crack
ers. These are machines with tcH
rollers, which take the rubber in be
tween them aud chew it Entering
the masticating room of a factory, tie
first impression is that there is abmsi
fire burning or else there is a den of
snakes at hand. The rubber snaps w
crackles like burning branches rd
then hisses shudderingly. The stnfla
kept at until it comes up In WP
sheets, very thin and looking like
sort of cake dusted with crumbs. TW
after thorough drying in vacuum chtf
bers it Is ready to be put in with a
chemicals and other things that &
np the compound. New York Snn.
A Hint For Young Rme0; h
If the hero has no bad habits n
should acquire some or at leasi i
her to believe that he has one ortw
Courtship Isn't complete unless i bj
heroine can beg him to quit sooj
that is destroying his sweet heaiw
worse still, something that makea v
almost a bold, bad man. She usea
beg and beg us to quit SambI1D.1j
a few years after the weddlnff e
cruel enough to tell us that sne w
all the time that we were not a s
bier. She was just humoring
Claude Callan in Fort Worth .
An Irresistible Call. ,
, u. aAieh maid, haasei'
her mistress faithfully for a yew
nno fln-o- cho Announced UeT 'I
of leaving. matter'
"Why, Hulda. -what :l tw
Is the work too hard? "r
like your wages? .. $ it
"De vork he be all "Jo-te
vages he be. too, but dsco
moost have me."-11
'Td beware of him.
"I tnlnk it dangerous to
HfeVith a man w &, !
thing that comes along-Press.
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