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VOL. XXV
CHICAGO. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 15, 1919
No. 9
DOCTOR WALTER N. THOMAS SUCCESSFULLY HAN
THE MOVEMENTS AMONG THE AFRO-AMERICANS
IN NEW YORK CITY.
DLED MANY PNEUMONIA AND "FLU" CASES
LAST WINTER, AND THIS FALL SO FAR HE HAS
NOT LOST ONE PATIENT SO AFFECTED.
Spicy News Items and Comments Furnished by The News
paper Service Bureau, 305 Broadway, New York.
THE
MRS." JULIUS F. TAYLOR FEELS VERY GRATEFUL OR
THANKFUL TO HIM FOR SAVING HER LIFE.
REV. I. N. DANIELS, PASTOR OF ST. JOHN A. M. E.
CHURCH, AND ITS MEMBERS OFFERED UP
PRAYER FOR THE RECOVERY OF MRS. TAYLOR,
WHO DESIRES TO EXTEND HER EVERLASTING
GRATITUDE TO HER MANY WARM AND STEAD
FAST FRIENDS WHO SO LOYALLY STOOD BY
HER DURING HER SEVERE SPELL OF SICKNESS.
Friday afternoon, October 24, Mrs. I
Lottie Carter, who is the best and J
dearest lady friend of Mrs. Taylor
in this city, who with her husband,
Mr. Edward Carter, reside in their
own lovely two-flat building at 5423
South Wabash ave., hurried to the
bedside of Mrs. Taylor and remain
ed with her until that evening which
-cemed to make her feci much bet
ter and when Dr. Thomas arrived
that evening wc reminded him that
the twenty-four hours had passed on
into history and that she was still
alive and after carefully examining
her he intimated that he was able to
detect a slight indication that she
would survive her hand to hand fight
or struggle with the black angel of
death and the only thing to do was
to continue to pour the medicine into
her and also the hot whisky toddy;
that her fever was just a fraction over
one hundred. Later on, on that same
Friday evening, Miss Jennie Collins,
lister of Mrs. Lottie Carter also one
of Mrs. Taylor's best and warmest
friends, entered our -home accom
panied by Miss Martha A. Cuff, a
trained nurse graduate of the Prov
ident Hospital Training School of
the class jf 1916, and for the next
eight or ten days, aside from Dr.
Thomas, she -was in full charge of
Mrs. Taylor and her word was the
law in that respect. Miss Cuff who
fell in love with Mrs. Taylor, is
thoroughly trained, is up-to-date and
understands her business in the min
utest detail. Above all she is very
practical and we take great pleasure
in recommending her to anyone who
need the service of a first class high
ly trained nurse. She resides at 4959
South Wabash ave.
Saturday evening, October 25, will
long to be remembered for after Dr.
Thomas had arrived and examined
her he began to smile with pleasure
tor the fever had been routed within
24 hours from a fraction over one
hundred down to 92 and Dr. Tho
mas declared that unless some new
troubles unforeseen arose that she
would pull through safe and sound
and there was great rejoicing on the
part of those who were present at
that time.
Mrs. Lottie Carter was the only per
son to be apprised of the improved
ondition on Saturdav evening ami she
was so overjoyed that she rushed out
in tho streets from her home that
evening, bought a young spring chick-
on. stewed it to the queen's taste atid
on Sunday afternoon she brought half
of it and a lot of real chicken broth
cut for Mrs. Taylor but as. she-was not
permitted to cat anything solid it fell
to our lot to cause the real chicken to
disappear; Miss Jennie Collins and
Mrs. Bessie Kemp, 5757 La Fayette
avenue, also a warm friend of Mrs.
Taylor, accompanied Mrs. Carter and
Mis. Kemp brought some grape friut
and oranges; those were the only three
of her old friends who were permitted
to appear by her beflsidc onthat lovely
Sunday afternoon or evening, Madam
Bertha L. Honslcy who sent Mrs. Tay
lor a dozen of fine fresh eggs; Mrs.
Payne, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs.
Alexander all three members of St.
John A. M. E. Church were among
those who called on that same Sun
day. Mrs. E. L. Davis, who brought a
bottle of grape Juice called in com
pany -with Mrs. R. E. Cross,
Rev. I. N. Daniels, Pastor of St. John
A. M. E. Church, and Mrs. Martha B.
Anderson, were among the callers
shortlv after Mrs. Taylor was on the
mend. ' ?
Mrs. Carrie Waner, 3822 Calumet
ave, sent a beautiful bouquet of
white a'nd pink chrysanthemums,
oranges and trrape fruit. Mrs. J.
Smith, one of our neighbors, present
ed Mrs. Taylor -with a large bouquet
of beautiful chrysanthemums and pre
pared a young spring chicken for her
Sunday dinner, November 2, which
she greatly enjoyed. That same
Sunday, Mrs. Lottie Carter made her
freezer full of delightful sherbert and
she and" Mrs. Bessie Kemp, lugged
her freezer from her lovely home.
clear "our- to the home of Mrs. TayT
lor, who got away with it without
saying once, ".My dear, would you
like to try some ot it.1
Later on that Sunday afternoon,
Rev. I. N. Daniels called and he in
formed Mrs. Taylor that on Sunday,
October 19, Sunday October' 26 and
Sunday, November 2, that he and all
the members of St. John A. M. E.
Church had offered up prayers for
her recovery which seemed to please
her very much and before he with
drew from her presence he eloquent
ly called on his Lord and Master to
stretch forth His strong and helpful
arms and restore her to health again.
While praying and talking he cut
around at the editor right sharp and
one of our dear lady friends who was
present and assisted to prepare the
Sunday dinner, was completely car
ried away with the prayer and re
marks of Rev. Daniels.
Sunday evening, November 2, Mrs.
riioinas and her little four-months'
old baby daughter, Miss Lorine V.
Thomas accompanied Dr. Thomas
when he called and Dr. Thomas in-
the baby might assist to cheer her
up and he laid it on the bed right by
her side and the little Miss Lorine
kicked up her little feet and extend
er her arms to us to take her and then
she dung to us much closer than
she did to cither her father or moth
er and wc had the nerve to tell Dr.
and Mrs. Thomas to go off and hunt
up Dr. Stork and let him find them
another baby that wc would hold on
to little Miss Lorine as we had fallen
in love with each other, for she did
not want to leave us to return ho'mc
with her parents. "
Monday morning, November 3,
Mr. Rogers, the head Deaconess of
St. John A. M. E. Church, who is
i. Daniels' rigth hand aid and who
s one of the most motherly women
that cm be found in all Chicago,
called on Mr. Taylor and brought
Imcly large bunch of Califor
nia grapes and every day Mrs. Rog
ers runs in just to sec how she is
citing along and Sunday, Novem
brr 9. Mrs. Daniels of Evanston, 111.,
the dutiful and pleasant wife of the
Pator of St John Church called
with Mrs. Rogers and the visit of
both of them was highly enjoyed by
Mr. Taylor.
Mrs. David M. Manson, 4406 Grand
Blvd., who is one of the noblest and
most lovable women in tills city, who
is a warm friend of the Taylor fam
ily presented Mrs. Taylor with two
big beautiful bouquets consisting of
white and pink carnations and with
some lovely oranges and in receiv
ing them Mrs. Taylor declared that
Mrs. Manson is the purest salt of the
earth, that she is one of her very best
and truest friends.
In conclusion Mrs. Taylor and the
writer, will ever feel thankful not
only to those who have been men
tioned in these columns but to the
others who in any way assisted us
during her hours of deadly illness
and we want our friendship to last
to the end of time.
JUDGE HOLMES ADDRESSED
THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Last Tuesday afternoon a great
patriotic meeting was held at the
Lake View High School Building.
The meeting was held for the Ameri
can Legion. In fact it 'was a home
coming welcome to more than two
thousand members of this new Am
erican order and Dr. Brown of the
Grand Army of the Republic and
Judge George B. Holmes of the mu
nicipal court were the leading speak
ers on that pleasant occasion.
The Virginia Society will hold its
regular meeting, Wednesday, November
19, at Bailey's Hall, 3633 S. State
street. All members are requested to
be present and all "Virginians welcome.
Meeting third Wednesday in every
month.
THE
The father
who closed his
Harvey A. Watkins, the 3UC-
cessful Real Estate Broker,
Treasurer of Bethel Church
and the Leading Republican
Candidate for Committee-m-n
of the Second Ward.
For more than a month great pres
sure has been brought to bear urging
Mr. Watkms to enter the race for
Committeeman of the Second Ward
and after carefully considering every
angle of the jiolitical MtuntioH and rc
sjionse to the strong demand made
upon him, he has decided to wake the
race and has cast his hat into the ring.
Mr. Watkins is ho doubt the best
qualified man to represent the Second
Ward in the County Central Commit
tee. Few wen have had his experience
in dealing with tho masses. He has
been very active in peliticak civic,
fraternal and church affairs for many
years. His genius and shcccs as an
organizer is well known throughout the
State. He is a Mason of high stand
ing. being a member of the Royal Arch
Chanter. St. .George
Commanderv
Western Consistory and Mystic Shrine.
He is an. Odd Fellow. Knight of
Pythias, I. B. F., and frrrand Lectur
ing Knight of the world of the Klks.
He is Grand Treasurer of the Mo.-aie
Templars of Illinois, Member of the Y.
M. C. A., Urban League, X. A. A. C.
P. and on the Advisory Committee of
the Y. M. C. A. Uc is Treasurer of
the Trustee Board of Bethel Church;
Member of the Chicago Business Men's
League and Member of the Executive
Committee of the Regular Second
Ward Republican Club.
For a number of years he has been
actively engaged in the Real Estate
Business and today he has a large and
successful business second to none on
the south side, with office located at
3310 Indiana avenue. He has incor
porated the Real Security and Loan
Association, with a capital of $.10,000
under State Supervision, of which he
is President and has associated with
him a number of prominent business
and professional men in the com
munity. He is also President of the
Improvement and Protective Associa
tion, an organization with more than a
thousand members. He is active in
the establishment of a State Bank on
the south side and has subscribed for a
large amount of stock.
Mr. Watkins is a large property
owner and tax payer and has the com
munity at heart.
With these many qualifications it
can be readily seen that he will make
an ideal committeeman for the Second
Ward. He is very popular and well
liked by all and has many friends
among all factions.
He will use the office to promote
harmony between" factions in local city
and county polities and he has pledged
himself not to use the influence of the
office to gain personal appointment or
nective ofSce and will do everything"
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LATE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
and founder of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama,
eyes in death the middle of November, 1915.-
i i.it ihi jiohti.nl inti-nst of his
ti--I'Ui-nts of the Niui.d V-i..
Wt take gn-at pli uMin 1.1 t com
'iieiidmg Mr. Watkins to the oti-r if
the .Second Ward for the office uf
Ward Committeeman.
THE PHYLLIS WHEATLEY HOME
Enjoyed a Prosperous Year Under the
Active Management of Mrs.
Eliza Johnson.
The annual rejwrt of the condtH-t of
the busine of the Phyllis Wheatley
Howe, 32o& Rhodes avenue, from Oc
tober 20, 19B to October 20, 191,
ffhich report was issued by the au
thority of the Beard of Directors. lie
before us anil it is contended that it
is the first time in the history of the
Home that a printed report has ever
been furnished te its members and to
those who are greatly interested in its
success.
Mrs. Eliza Johnson, President of the
Home from October 20, 1H1S, to Octo
ber 20, 1019. worked hard, early and
late, at all times for its success and as
i rhairman of the membership drive, she
has the honor of securing more new
members than anyone ele connected
with it; the annual report shows that
; Munn uii i nmt ntn.' rcnmi
member and forty-one aoeiate mem-4
bers, the new members secured during
the year amounted to 141. and twenty
seven renowais, oae regular member-,
ship was paid for 1930.
The report contains the following
statement or annouaeemeat by the re
tiring Prcsiedat.
To Our Friends and the General Public:
It has been x great pleasure to serve
the institution of the Phyllis Wheatley
Home during the past year and it has
been our endeavor te place it upon a
firm business basis, so that the confi
dence of the public might be held per
manently. Wc feci that we have accomplished
our purpose iH a large measure, as will
be shown by this annual report. One
of our aims has been te eliminate the
giving of the many small entertain
ments which has been the eastern, and
which reduce our receipts so materially
on account of the large per eeatage
taken by the cost of collection. As a
result there has been but ese enter
tainment given under the auspices of
the Beard of Directors of the Heme.
Oar endavors have been directed te
the obtaining of funds from member
ships and our annual Tag Day, which
was brought to our attention by Mrs.
Joanna Saowden-Perter. our Treasurer.
Oar receipts for the year fell el in
the same measure as the Tag Day re
ceipts. But this did not discourage
us, as the report of the Treasurer of
the Tag Day Association shows that
this deficit in receipts this year was
general, only three going ever the top.
Again, we were unable to have our
Benefit Ball Game, so generously con
tributed bv Mr. A. Bubc Foster, before
a
the war Mr l'o'lrr brought th:s
- unit to us also.
iii.r I.Vcurding Secretary, Mrs. Ruth
. Mmth. report- twelve sessions of
the !'.u;ird of Director- for the year.
and two quarterly meetings of the As
seviation As the Treasurer also aets
in the capacity of Financial Secretary
for h. to conserve printing' cost, the
finances are recorded in the statement
of the Treasurer.
Mrs. MiHnie Collins has held meet
ings each month for the Board of Man
agers and just at the clee of the year
this board has succeeded in perfecting
plflHs for installation of elect rk lights
in the Home, thus meeting a long felt
need. Receipts of meeting $V.."i.
Mrs. T. (J. Maees deserves credit for
her management of the WreetorH
Meetings in sueh a way as to bring
shccoss to the Imsines of the institu
tion. Keeeitps of meeting $191.42.
The Welfare Department, under Mrs.
Carolyn KHight and Mrs. E. Johnson,
raised funds to carry on the depart
ment work and greatly relieved the
work oT the Superintendent in the care
of eharity eases in the Home and
helped others who were not eligible to
enter.
At the close of the year we Had that
we have been able to increase the As
sociate Membership from eight, as re-
corded last year, to 111 and our Regn-
J kr Membership f rem thirty to sixty
two, associates becoming regulars at a
later date and one paying twice.
We leave the coal bin filled and the
fuel paid for. AH outstanding "bill
have been paid ami the mortgage of
$4,000 redaeed to $.1,500 during the
year. Bedding and table linen so long
needed to make our residents com
fortable and clean has been provided.
Oht water taxes have been exempted
for the main building and we turn
over to the new administration the
work on a sound business basis.
We especially thank Mrs, Joanna
Saowden-Porter for having guided us
through this administration to this
point. We also thank all who Wrve
contributed in any way to the admin
istration's success.
Mr. Charles S. Jackson, Mr. F. S.
Harsh, Jr., and Mrs. Mollie Johnson,
together with all who assisted us ea
Tag Day, May 26, have our deep ap
preciation for their services.
The House Committee deserves spe
cial mention for the Sptemlid way in
which they entertained oar residents
en Christmas Day. May the good work
go en.
Yours respectfully,
i MRS. BLIA JOHNSON,
v President.
The annual report of finances fer the
past year shews that the Home is ia a
healthy financial condition and if the
Home prospers and progresses as well
under the present management as well
as it did under the management of
Mrs. Johnson and her associates it will
richly deserve the highest praise of all
of the Colored people residing in' Chicago.
The L'nited Civic League, New
York issued the following statement
concerning the election results of No
vember the 4th:
"Bravo! We salute the Voters of
Harlem for one colored Assembly
man ami two colored Aldermen!
The big, windy city of the West
can no longer boast that Aladdin's
wonderful political lamp can only be
rubbed in Chicago.
With Assemblyman John Clifford
Hawkins re-elected to the New York
State Legislature and Dr. Charles H.
Roberts and Editor George W. Har
ris elected to the Board of Aldermen
in the city of New York, Chicago
must sit up and take notice and if she
is not watchful New York will reach
Congress first.
Our slogan is: "On to Washington
in 1920: Carry our fight for human
rights, political justice and industrial
freedom into the capital of the na
tion!" Our demand upon the Grand Old
party should not be cut short of four
Congressmen at least for the colored
republicans' support in the presiden
tial election of 1920. Insist upon it!
Madden of Illinois is all right but
what is the matter with a Race man
from Chicago? One from New York,
one from Philadelphia, and one from
John M. Langston's old congressional
district in the State of Virginia! In
fact. New Jersey, Delaware, West
Virginia, Maryland, Indiana. Ohio.
Missouri and Kansas ought to re
generate and rejuvenate themselves
i our national political life.
With the combined influence and
effort of organizations like the Uni
ted Civic League, the Federation of
Colored Organizations for the Col
ored People's Interest, the Lincoln
League, the League for Democracy,
the National Federation of Women's
Clubs, the Equal Rights League and
the N.A.A.C.P., the lost, strayed or
stolen franchise of the Race can be
reclaimed!
Let every Race paper, every mag
azine, every -church and fraternal or
ganization in the United States help
pave the way to Washington for col
ored Congressmen help urge upon
the Republican National Committee
to encourage and designate colored
congressmen wherever wir voting
strength will warrant the same.
Though the pluck and courage of
the United Civic League which has
fought steadily for the last six years
the Race has at last secured voice in
both the State Legislature of New
York and the Board of Aldermen in
New York City, and. what has been
accomplished locally in Chicago and
New York can also be accomplished
in the nation.
Washington is not so far off and
each ballot helps to buy a ticket for
a congressman. Do not let us be ex
cited or mislead by a few jobs or
a little money and thereby lose the
opportunity to protect our fit asides
and families with representation at
Washington. I ct every -olored man
and woman write and talk colored
congressmen for our presidential sup
port in 1920. The United Civic League
at 184 West 135th Street and, the
Newspaper Service Bureau. 309
Broadway, New York City, stand
ready and willing to furnish inform
ation and literature to any desiring
to urge the subject anywhere in this
country."
The surprise of last Tuesday's
election was the heavy vote polled by
the colored candidates on the So
cialist ticket. A. Philip Randolph in
the 19th Assembly district although
in a sick bed and not able to cam
paign received 1600 votes mostly from
white districts and Miss Grace Camp
bell in the 21st Assembly district poll
ed dver 850 votes in a contest with
John Clifford Hawkins, Republican.
and J. Frank Wheaton, Democrat,
both colored. Both the Socialist can
didates arc persons of character and
excellent, reputation for ability in the
community.
Professor Herbert Cecil Millar,
B. S., M'. A., Oxford University, is
visiting friends in Brooklyn. N. Y.
The professor is an exponent of the
art of extemporaneous elocution and
contemplates rendering his sacred
drama "The Resurrection" a pne of
Brooklyn's churches sometime before
the January revivals.
St Mark's M. E. Church is going
to have its annual fair commencing
the week of November 24th. The
fair is of especial importance this
year as funds are to be raised to de
fray the expenses of the removal of
the church uptown.
" .
In the Junior National Cross-country
Championship held Saturday, No
vember- the 8th, at Van Cortlandr
Park, the St. Christopher Club, col
ored, finished third in the team scor
ing to Syracuse University $nd the
Finnish-American A. C. The order
of the finish of the St. Christopher
boys was J. Goff, 12th; S. Jackson,
13th: O. Mitchell. 15th; George Wil
liams, 20th and W. Stokeley, 24th.
The first grand re-union of the But
ler Memorial M. E. Church was held
Monday evening, November the 10th,
at St. Mark's Hall. A fine crowd
was present. The stars of the pro
gramme were Mr. Walter Hunter the
famous baritone and Marie Jackson
Stuart and Harold E. Simmelkjaer,
the well known elocutionists.
The Clubmen's Beneficial League
held a meeting on Friday, November
the 7th for the purpose of stimulat
ing enlistments in the 15th N. Y. In
fantry. Speeches were made and re
solutions adopted. Lt. Col. Charles
Fillmore, Dr. E. P. Roberts, newly
elected. Alderman Charles H. Rob
erts and Mr. Leon E. Mcrtins of the
Newspaper Service Bureau were
among the prominent speakers of the
evening. Mr. Mcrtins and Dr. Rob
erts were appointed members of the
committee of eleven to assist through
publicity in helping out the recruiting.
Mrs. Bertha Banks, 31. of 133 West
I40th Street, was hckl in $2,000 cash
bail on a charge of murder last Tues
day in the Washington Heights Court
Mrs Banks, who is prominent social
ly, is alleged to have assaulted Eliz
abeth Hobson of 218 W. 14Kt Street
tith a blunt instrument. Miss Hob
gii dying in the Harlem Hospital a
few days after the alleged assault. It
is also said that the argument be
tween the two women wa over a
prominent New York minister.
Mrs. Maggie Walker of Richmond,
Ya . head of the I. O. St. Luke's, vis
ited Harlem last week to attend the
convention of the order which was
being held at the St Luke's head
quarters, We-i I30th Street
Three Colored Republicans were
elected to office in the recent political
campaign. They were John C. Haw
kins for the 21st Assembly District.
George W. Harris for the 26th Alder
manic District, and Dr. Charles H
Roberts for the 27th Aldermank Dis
trict. Roberts and Hawkins are both
Lincoln men while the alma mater of
Harris is Harvard University. The
surprising features of the campaign
were the defeat of J. Frank Wheaton,
colored, By Hawkins, and the over
whelming vole cast by Negroes for
James O'Malley on the Republican
ticket for eurrogate. They voted
heavily for O'Malley in spite of his
record against Negroes in the famous
Benjamin Thomas case and showed
an utter indifference in wishing to
elect a man who was an avowed en
emy of the race and whose only qual
ification being that he was on the Re
publican ticket.
The big attractions at Manhattan
Casino on Election Day were the Al
pha P. C. C's matinee dance and the
dance and basketball games of the
Spartan A. C in the evening. Both
were very well attented. The game
in the evining was between the Spar
tan Braves and the Owls of New Jer
sey. The Braves after an exciting
contest were returned the victors.
The play at the Lafayette last week
was "The Invisible Foe" with Evelyn
Ellis in the leading role. It playe'd
to fairly large houses beinir a melo
drama of mediocre type which the
best acting failed to completely save.
-
Mr. R. S. Abbott, owner of the
"Chicago Defender" was a visitor to
Harlem last week.
The N. A. A. C P. held a public
meeting at Salem Lyceum last Thurs
day evening. Dr. W. E. B. DuBofe,
editor of the "Crisis" and Mr. Walter
White one of the field secretaries
were the principal speakers. The
meeting was for the purpose of arous
ing public sentiment -in favor of the
elimination of segregation in the gov
ernment departments at Washington.
The new colored Y. M. C. A. open
ed or rather re-opened in a blaze of
glory last Saturday. The previous
opening had before the full pro
gramme was completed been post
poned because of a strike of the elec
trical workers in the building. Sun
day, November the 10th, Reverend. C
T. Walker of Augusta, Go, "The
Black Spurgeon" who -was the found
er of the Colored Hen's Branch in
New York, spoke to a crowded house.
Continued pa .page 2).
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