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VOL. XXVI
CHICAGO, ILK, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1921.
No. 33.
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The Chicago Tribune Wednesday, May 4, Reproduced
the Major Portion of Our Burning and Far Reaching Article
ion the Bombing of the Homes of Decent and Lap
Colored People Residing in the Second Ward or on the
South Side and It Has Been Read by More T(ian Three
Million People in All Pads of the Civilized World
AT THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY
COUNCIL; A DELEGATION OF PROMINENT, TAX
PAYING, COLORED MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD
INVADE THE CITY COUNCIL ROOMS AND URGE
ALDERMAN LOUIS B. ANDERSON TO TAKE A
BOLD STAND IN FAVOR OF SECURING THE
PASSAGE OF A MEASURE OR ORDINANCE AP
PROPRIATING SEVENTY-FIVE TO ONE-HUN-DRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS; THE MONEY TO
BE EXPENDED IN DETECTING OR RUNNING
DOWN THE HIGH CLASS GENTLEMEN BOMBERS
IN CHICAGO.
THE LOWER HOUSE, OF THE LEGISLATURE OF
ILLINOIS, HAS PASSED HOUSE BILL NO. 508,
WHICH PROVIDES A PENALTY FOR THOSE DE
TECTED IN DESTROYING THE PROPERTY OF
OTHERS WITH A BOMB.
-TOE THOMPSON JUDICIAL
FORTH TO THE LIGHT OF DAY ON TUESDAY,
AND FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, THERE WILL
BE KNOCKING DOWN AND DRAGGING OUT BE
TWEEN THE HIGH PRIESTS OF THE CONTEND
ING FACTIONS FROM NOW UNTIL THE JUDICIAL
ELECTION, TUESDAY, JUNE 6.
Many short sighted colored people
residing in this city -who claim that
they are all wise and know every
thing stand around orf the street cor
ners from morning until night and
then when the evening shades pre
vail this same class of Colored people
ill assemble in their hanging out
places, in their gambling dens, pool
rooms and in other places "where they
ess do a whole lot of load talking and
cussing, and every last one of them
Trill contend that the white people in
general and the white newspaper men
or editors or writers will never per
mit themselves to read a Little "Nig
ger" newspaper, for in the first place
there is never anything in them worth
reading and in the second place no
"Nigger ' editor will ever have sense
enough to write a decent or readable
article or editorial. All of the fore
going might have been trne in the
years that have passed and gone, but
ti&t is sot .true at the present time.
For everything plainly indicates that
nothing is farther from the truth than
.their contentions in that respect, for
oa last Saturday our burning and' far
reaching article appeared in these
eoloiana on the bombing of the homes
of decent and law abiding Colored
People residing on the South Side, and
on Wednesday morning the Chicago
Tribune reproduced the major portion
it in its columns which was a great
"uprise to us and it simply proved
tit white editors or white newspaper
inters will read n-" pay some at
feation to news matter or editorials
Hch. they may happen to stumble
row in Colored newspapers, and it
safe to say hat our article has been
Ie4 by more than three million people
Tts&ing in all parts of the eivilired
Todd.
& -will be recalled ihat the Chicago
Tribune heartily joined hands with us
our great f" memorable fight
Kut United States ..Senator Ben
zoin B. Tillman in 1906, while on the
kr hand the vast majority of the
pleaders of the Colored race in this
T severely condemned cslor waging
tt long to be remember fight against J
"xor Tfflman, sad if the Chicago
2nae can assist us in any way to
P the bombing of the names of
peetahlo tax-paying colored
Pk we shall as long as time lasts
UMkftl 6teful to it for it "is
2J4 tte least' doubt the greatest
the most powerful newspaper in
e world. ' - '
TICKET WAS BROUGHT
At the next regular meeting of the
City Council, a delegation of promi
nent tax-paying Colored men and
women should break into it and the
best talker among the delegation should
be selected to deliver the speech of his
life in setting forth the number of
times the homes of highly decent Col
ored people residing in the Second
Ward and on the South SiaWtave" een
bombed within the last "five years;
that the Colored people pay taxes on
three or four million dollars worth of
property in Chicago; that they assist
through direct or indirect taxation to
pay the salary of every public official
residing in this city or Cook County;
that at least they are entitled to the
same protetion under the laws gov
erning this city which are freely
thrown around the ignorant hordes
which flock to this city from the old
world. ij
The head orator of the delegation
should urge Alderman Louis B. Ader
son, who is seemingly able to rush all
of Mayor Thompson's measures through
the City Council, to get busy and listen
for a few moments to the humble
pleadings of "the members of his own
race for protection under the laws of
this fair city and who desire to be
rescued from the hands of the blood
thirsty "bombers; at the same timo let
the members of the delegation implore
Mm as the head- or boss leaoer of the
City Council to boldly stand up before
the jwhite fathers and urge them to as
sist him in securing the passage of an
ordinance setting aside sevcnty;flvo to
one hundred thousand dollars,ihe money
to be expended in detecting or running
down the first class gentlemen bombers
who have been for some time lording it
over all the eititens of the great city
of Chicago.
In the meantime, Hon. Edward H.
Wright, Republican Committeeman of
th$ second "Ward; Hon. Oscar DePrlest,
former Alderman of the Second Ward;
Hon. Louis B. Anderson, the present
Alderman of tiat "Ward; Hon. James
A. Scott, Assistant State's Attorney of
Cook County and a close friend of Hon.
Oscar DePriest, and Hon. Bobert B.
Jackson, valuable member of the City
Coundl from the Secoad "Ward, should
without further delay call on Mayor
Thompson and manfully urge him to
tyVw some action in the important mat
ter or the grave situation which, sow
confronts the Colored people residing
in this city in Telatioa to the repeated
bombings of their .hemes and "not force
the Colored people to take the law
into their own hands in order to pro
tect their wives, their beautiful little
children, even the sucking or the lisp
ing little babe at its mother's breast
and their property from being blown
into eternity or from being destroyed
at the hands of the bombers.
In conclusion it is well to remem
ber that if the Colored people in this
city should really become wrought up
along this line they will stand up as
one man and rush forth and exclaim,
unchain the bloody dogs of war, for
vengence is mine sayeth the gods and
we will be repaid life for life and
death' for death.
The middle of this week the lower
house of the legislature of this state
passed house bill 508, whioh provides
for penalty of from one to twent-flve
years for destroying property or in
juring any person with a bomb. It
does seem to us that this new law
should make it possible for those who
may become injured by the explosion
of bombs hurled at their homes should
receive some real money from the city,
county or state for their injuries and
for the damage done to their property.
On Tuesday afternoon the members
of Mayor Thompson's wing of the Be
publican party in. this city and county
met at the Great "Northern hotel and
brought forth the following Judicial
ticket and there will be some red hot
fighting all along the line from now
until the Judicial election, Tuesday,
June 6.
The names of the Thompson candi
dates will appear on the official ballot
as follows: . ""
per OS-resit Ocwrt JalgM.
Judge Anton t. Zeman.
Judge Harry B. Miller. .
Jadge Frederick A. Do Young.
Jadge Jesse A. Baldwin.
Jadge Jesse Holdom-.
John BkhrdsoB,,Munidpal judge.
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HON. EDWARD H. WRIGHT
Republican committeeman of the Second Ward, warm friend and
strong supporter of Mayor Willianv Hale Thompson, aijd as such,
it is the solemn duty of Mr. Wright to humbly request the chief
executive of this great city to assume a bold stand and come out in
the open and put forth a determined effort to prevent the bombing
of the homes of the colored people residing in the Second Ward or
on south side.
Frank D. Ayers, assistant attorney,
school board.
Henry T. Chaee, Jr., assistant state's
attorney.
Jacob Binger, assistant corporation
counsel.
Thomas J. Peden, assistant state's
attorney.
George A. Curran, assistant corpora
tion counsel.
William W. Smith, assistant corpora
tion eounSel.
Henry Utpatel, master in chancery,
appointed by Bobert E. Crowe.
Bernard P. Barasa, Municipal judge.
Eugene H. Dupee, assistant corpora
tion counsel.
James V. OTOonneU, master in chan
cery. Edward S. Day, assistant state's at
torney. ,
James W. Breen, assistant corpora
tion counsel.
William C. Hartray, former county
commissioner.
Superior Oonrt.
Judge Theodore Brentano.
DELEGATION OF PXOMDTEKT
PBEACHERS OAXIiSD OK MATOK
THOMPSON' FBIDAY 3TOOK.
Promptly at 12 o'clock Friday, a
delegation of the leading colored min
isters in this city and several colored
business men called on Mayor Thomp
son jit the City HaH to consult with
Hn in. relation to the bombings of the
homes of colored people residing on the
South. Bide.
The following preachers were in- the
delegation: Bev. W. 8. Braddan, Ber.
H. H. Stewart, Ber. O. B. Bryant,
Ber. I. K. Williams, Ber. W. D. Cook,
Ber. J. H. Brenaam, Dr. B. A. Wil
liams, Mr. Jesse Binga aad Attorney
William A. Bobineon.
The above gentlemen followed
our
lead in The Bzead Ax last week, in
reference to a delegation f eminent
colored peepls .slliy en Mayor
Thompson, but net hieing-in his ofiee
at the time ihat they eaBed they wffl
the hear future make another ap
pointment with him.
BLACK SWAN RECORDS ARE
NOW BEING PRODUCED
IN NEW YORK CITY
Special to The Broad Ax, by Norman
Ik McGhee, Washington, D. O.
New York City. May 6. News of the
completion of the first list of BLACK
SWANBECOBDS which are now ready
for delivery, having been manufactured
by the PACE PHONOGBAPH COB
POBATION, 257 West 138th Street,
New York City, of which Harry H
Pace is President, the first enterprise
of its kind to be started by a Colored
Corporation, wttl be received with great
great interest and enthusiasm by
Colored people ell over the United
States. Especially are they elated over
this accomplishment on the part of this
company since sometime ago when the
announcement was made that a Negro
Company had been formed to maufae-
tore phonograph records of selections
by Negro artists a great uproar was
caused among white phonograph record
companies who resented the idea of
having a Negro eompany enter what
they felt was an exclusive field.
The first list of BLACK SWAN
BECOBDS includes two selections by
Miss Berena Hughes, Soprano,' AT
DAWNING,' and "THANK GOD FOB
A QABDEN," both of which are pleas
ingly rendered with Piano, Violin and
Cello accompaniment; two selections by
Canon Clark, Baritone, ''FOB ALL
ETEBNITY" and-"DEAB XJTTLE
BOY OF MINE," with Violin obli
gate by J. Cordy Williams; also two
selections by little Katie Crippen,
"BLIND MAN BLUES," and
"PLAY ISC FOB MAMMA, SING
'EM FOB ME," aeeomanied by Hen
derson's Novelty Orchestra.
Commenting on the first product of
the company, Mr. Pace states: "BLACK
SWAN BECOBDS are made to meet
what we beHeve is a legitimate and
growing demand. There are over
in
MRS. FLORENCE C VARNER HAS BEEN GRANTED A
NEW TRIAL BY JUDGE JAMES E. BOYD IN THE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT AT GREENS
BORO, N. C SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SUS
STAINING IMPROPER RELATIONS WITH COL. R.
BAXTER McCARARY, THE WEALTHIEST COL
ORED MAN IN THAT STATE.
It will be recalled that in February
CoL H. V. Vamer, a newspaper man
and theater owner of Lexington, N. C,
came to a showdown in the United
States District Court, at Greensboro
that state, in his suit against his wife,
Mrs. Florence Vamer, who after a long
drawn out fight, was found guilty of
being too familiar with a colored man,
Col. B. Baxter McCarary, who is sup
posed to be very wealthy.
Twelve Million Colored People in the
United States, and in that number there
is hid away a wonderful amount of
musical ability. The raco is naturally
musical, but it has never-beSgiven a
fair chance. Wa propose to spare no
expense in the search for and develop
ing of the best singers and musicians
among this Black Twelve Million. We
want you to examine these records;
note their fine appearance and quality.
Xou will see that you will have no oc
casion to apologize for their appear
ance. You will note the clean, clear
cut distinct recording, and you will have
no occasion to apologize for the voices
or the recording. The Colored People
of the United States are at the point
where they will buy any article manu
factured by Negroes provided it has
merit and quality. BLACK SWAN
BECOBDS have both."
Washington, D. G, May 6. Beports
as to the plans of the various chapters
of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
located throughout the United States,
for tho conduct of the Second Annual
"Go to High School, Go to College"
drive to be held during the week of
May 9th to 15th, 1921, are most grat
ifying to the Graduate Commission,
under whose auspices the campaign is
being waged, and the General Officers
j-of tho Fraternity.
Already arranjcemeJjM have been
made in the various .cities for local
members of the Fraternity to visit the
various graded schools, high schools,
colleges, and churches to present the
"gospel of preparation" to tho youths
of the Nation. The "Go to High
School, Go to College" movement is es
pecially designed to show the need for
thorough preparation for life's tasks,
and to induce the youths of the race
through sympathetic encouragement, to
continue their education.
SOUTHEEN COUBT BEPUSBS TO
wtTtg FAMOUS BOSS WILL;
NEGEOES GET $100,000,.
ESTATE.
Where the Color Line Ends.
While it sometimes happens that the
Negro in the South fails to fare as
weU as the white man in criminal
court, the record win show that in civil
court the colored litigant always gets
an that is coming to him and some
times a little more. That this is true
was again impressively demonstrated
fin Union county a few days ego, when
the jury refused to break the win of
Maggie Boss. Miss Boss was -a maiden
lady. She Bred alone. For many
years her most faithful friends and
servants were Negroes who Hv,ed on
her place. When she died Miss Boss
left a wen leaving her entire estate
of a hundred ftim" dollars to these
Negroes. j
Belatives of the deceased took the
matter to court on the ground that
it -was "an unnatural wnv and with
the assistance of the ablest counsel
in North. Carolina fought It on every
tVnvt ground possible under the
Abiding
The verdict of the jury stripped Mrs.
Varner of all of her interest in her hus
band's property and after many long
arguments on the part of her attorneys,
Judge James . Boyd of the United
States Court of that district has grant
ed Mrs. Varner, a new trial and he will
give her another chance to prove that
she was never mixed up in any love
affair with any colored man.
laws of the State. But tho jury, com
posed entirely of white men, brought
in a verdict in favor of the Negroes
on every issue submitted, and this in
spite of much feeling and prejudieeA
existing in the community.
In its story of the trial the Monroe
Journal tells how the bulk of the
estate, real and personal, goes to Mit
tie Bell Houston, Bobert B. Boss, her
father, and Florence Tucker Houston,
her daughter, while the old Boss homo
place, of 800 acres, falls to the pos
session of Bob Boss and Mittie BeU
Houston jointly. All these are colored.
The will was made in 1917 and im
mediately it was filed it was con
tested by relatives, the number of
which finally grew to 109. Maggie
Boss, the last survivor of the family,
was unmarried and there were no sur
viving brothers or sisters or children
of the same, and no first cousin, so,
all of the 109 were second or third
cousins. The lawyers attacked the
sanity of the, maker of the will' and it
was designated as "an unnatural
wUl," but it was established to the
satisfaction of the jury that the de
visor wanted the family of Negroes
rewarded for faithful and loyal serv
ices when she had been otherwise left
alone in life, and the jury decided that
her wishes, natural or unnatural,
should be carried out as she had re
quested. The Charlotte Observer
thinks that no greater temptation had
ever been placed before a jury to
break a will, but it made bold to estab
lish justice for Negroes and write a
triumph for the law.
OABD OF THANKS.
The family of Mrs. Mamie Meredith
Odom who passed away April 24 pv
this opportunity of thanking the hosts
of friends, who in so many ways made
her suffering less intense and also to
friends who sent the beautiful flowers
at her passing.
Signed:
Mr. Edward Odom, Husband,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Meredith,
Father-and Mother,
Laura A. Smith, Daughter, '
Lottie Meredith Cooper, Sister,
Carrie Meredith, Sister.
3733 Forest Ave.,
Chicago, Illinois.
May 5, 1921.
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Mr. and Mrs. William Bartee, 3511
Federal street, conduct a neat, wen
stocked Httle grocery store at that
number and they- have worked uti
quite a good trade. They are both
warm supporters of this paper.
Mr. Cary B. Lewis, proprietor of
the Idlewild Hotel, left last evening
for Louisville, Ky., where he wfll
spend several days in fixing up the
graves of his parents. '
Mrs. Martha B. Anderson conducted
a grand musical at St. Mary's Church,
5251 S. Dearborn street, Monday even-t
ing. Bse was assisted "by Miss -Nannie"
Hnggins. -
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