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f' r -3. r T H E BRdAD Ka Klux KlanCaanot SerW u Jurors In Judge'' " David's Ceart .- .-- The- Kn KInx Klass Arc on the Dead Rera - Ulaaok .. V - V' vol. xxvn. J ,v.. CHICAGO. ILL. SATURDAY, OCTOBEIT-8, 1921 No. -3. X. J AX - Mayor William Hale Thompsoh, This Week Donated. One Hundred and Fifty Dollars fo The Fort Dearborn Hos pital; Hon. Samuel A. Ettelson, Corporation Counsel of Chicago, Followed Suit With One Hundred Dollars and Hon. George F. Harding, dity Comptroller of Chicago, Tossed In One Hundred Dollars; Hon. James W. Breen, Presented Their Money to the Campaign Committee at The Appomattox Club. THE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF ILLINOIS MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE, MOST WORSHIP FUL GRAND MASTER T. H. SAM- UELS, PRESIDING WILL MEET AT EVANSTON, OCT. 11TH TO 13TH, INCLUSIVE, AT CHURCH, 1103 CLARK STREET. WILL DEDICATE GROUND FOR MA SONIC TEMPLE AT EVANSTON WEDNESDAY. WHJUaEJTJffiJkST-JNTJlRESTJNGJ 'T SESSION IN THE GRAND LODGE. r wfl3 arc rapidly being perfected to convene tlie 55th Annual Communica tion of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Ac cepted Masons, at the Mt. Zion Bap tist Church, 1103 Clark St, Evanston, IIL October 11th to 13th inclusive. under the auspices of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 28 of that city. Business of vital importance will de mand the entire time and attention of all the brethren therefore the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Thomas H. Samuels of Chicago who will preside, has appointed the following most im portant standing committees, to begin work promptly at 9:30 A. M-, Sat, Oct 8th. at the Masonic Progressive Club Rooms, 3958 S. State St., Chica go, in order that the brethren named may finish their work and be ready to make their reports at the session Tues daj. Oct 11th. The committees are Jurisprudence, Jas E. White, Chicago; A. A. Martin, Cairo; W. B. Samuels, Chicago; B. S. Christmon, Chicago. Appeals and Grievances: R. J. B. Ellington, Chicago; J. W. Moore, Chi cago .Herman Henry. Peoria; C W. Curtis, Springfield; Thos. D. McDon ald. Joliet Grand Master's Address: R- E. Moore. Chicago; S. B. Walkup. Mo 1'ne; R. G. Bell, Chicago. Returns of Lodges: J. R. Hicks. Rock Island; J. S. Huunicut, Cen tralia; Gus Dixon, Champaign; A. A. Henderson, Chicago; G. G. Fletcher, Cilesburg. Auditing: Baker DePugh, Evans ,0n: A. Dosey, Lovejoy, R. R Rogan. TJecatur. To Elect Grand Master T. H. Samuels will succeed him self lo the chair for the second time. Despite the fact that thtre are a num- r of acknowledged candidates in the fild, it is plain to be seen that the rk he has done together with the Pkns he now has for the good of the craft, merit his unanimous re-election. ! tfonld really be folly to change the chief executive at this time, because of the condition of affairs- now existing n the state between the regular and spurious masons. And then Mr. Sara Jk Program for building Temples, lsoring property and securing the 6 ffcee of the individual lodges through bond;S etc, thus establishing their eco noinic independence, together with wer modern methods and systems he instituted, has so endeared him to "constituents that they will voice J appreciation by re-electing him bT cclamati0IU The Grand Secretary -another Imnortanf iemie to come -uouier -Important issue, to come the Grand Lod ' the J COMPOSING THE MT. ZION BAPTIST HISTORY OF THE election of a Grand Secretary to suc- ceed the late James C Adams who died at Springfield June 2nd of this year. Though there are several worthy candidates in the field. The Grand Lodge will be asked to confer the Actual Past Master's Degree upon John Harold White of Springfield, the present acting Grand Secretary, thus making him elegible to nomination and election to the position. For effi ciency, Mr. White has no competitor. He is thoroughly versed in the use of all modern office furniture, fixtures and devices, some of which he has installed in the o.ffice of the Grand Secertary during the past four months. He has already brought the greatest abundance of modern system and ef ficiency to the office ever had in the history of the Craft. He has had twenty years of experi ence in business, office and fraternal work. He is the only member of the Race ever employed as clerk in the ;tati Traesurv of Illinois, where he handles about everything from books. to bonds and money, also all the war rants issued by the state, doing all the tabulation and much of the registra tion and cancellation. In handling the papers and accounts of the Grand Lodge he is equally sys tematic and exact He keeps a daily record of all receipts and disburse ments, issues an official receipts for all moneys received, files all correspon dence (for records), where it is ob tainable instantly in the dark if neces sary. Hc has complied with the law of the constitution in every- particular, as it defines the duties of the Grand Secretary. If he is retained he will ,u. ftrand Lodge more money and reserect more taxes due the Grand Lodge from Lodges, than any prede cessor. Mr. White has served for the past tm vears as Asst Grand Keeper of Remand Seal of the Rights oi Pythians Grand Lodge of Illinois and is its District Deputy Grand Chancel lor of his district He is secretary of the league of Col ored Republican Clubs of Illinois and resTgned the position of " for the Enterprise Saving Bank of Springfield to enter the Government Service. He was appointed and Stated - sistant Grand Secretary while : he was Warden of his lodge. and strtnted ! stem whereby the number of men required to take the Grand Lodge pro ceedings was reduced. He was ap pointed .to fill the unexpired term o the late James C Adams for the best !tt of the cratt. because . micro- - - .. faowi. ability, effiaent methods and knowi III III Hon. Arthur C. I-ucdcr. who is 45 years of age, resides at 3832 Rokcby St.. Chicago. He was born at Elm hurst. 111., graduate of Elmhurst Col lege and Chicago Law School. In real estate loan business 30 years, he never held political office before. Took civil service examination with 51 other applicant-.. Now director Cook County Real Estate Board, Tresurcr American Club of Chicago, and Director Chicago Lincoln Club. Also member of Chicago Turners, edge and association with the work. If- retained he will prove an asset to the administration. Elective Officers 1920-1921. M. W. Grand Master T. H. Sam uels. Chicago; R.W. Deputy Grand Master Wm. H. Morgan, fc. it. Louis; R. W. Grand Senior Warden S. A. Lane. Chicago; R. W. Grand Junior Warden S. H. Shumaker, Quincy; R. W. Grand Treasurer W. B. Beatty, Cairo; R. W. Grand Sec retary J. Harold White. Springfield; R. W. Grand Lecturer E. C Hamil ton, Mounds. A vote of thanks to the Judges was tendered by the Grand Lodge. Trustees Elective. R. E. Moore, J. T. Bell, Robt Ford, B. B. Hayden Trustees. R. R. Rogan, Baker DePugh, A. A. Dorsey Auditors. Appointive Officers. W. Asst Grand Secretary J- Har old White; W. Grand Senior Dea-con-P. J. Wheatley; W. Grand Jun ior Deacon-Jas A. White; W. Grand Senior Steward-R. W. Wto-i; W. Grand Junior Steward W. A Searcy; W. Grand Chapla.n-J. B. McCreary; W. Grand f"0"?". Stjevenson; W. Grand Manhal-S ilkthews; W. Grand Standard Bearer-Richard Toney; W. Grand Sword Bcarer-A. Washington; W. Grand JSiBS HON. ARTHUR C LUEDER Successful Real Estate Dealer; High Class Member of the Chicago Real Estate Board; Also Member of the Cook County Real Estate Board; Up-to-Date and Extremely Popular Business Man and the New Postmaster of Chicago. Modern Woodmen of America, North American Union, Royal Order of Moose, 32nd degree Mason and Shrincr. Mr. Lueder is happily married, and Mr. and Mrs. Lueder arc the proud parents of one son. Roland G., 16 years old, and one daughter, Miss Ruth, 12 years old. In the past Mr. Lueder has .crved as secretary of the Chicago Real Es tate Board, also as secretary and? treasurer of the Cook county Real Estate Board. Master of Ceremonies Alex Webb; W. Grand Tyler Gus Brantley. Board of Trustees of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Masonic and Order of Eastern Star Home, Rock Island, Illinois. Officers and members of trustee board: Mr. T. H. Samuels. M. W. G. M., President, 3958 S. State St., Chicago, 111.: Mrs. Francis P. Monroe, W. G. M , Vice-President, 1512 Jersey St, Quincy. 111.; James T. Bell, W. G. P., Treasurer, 539 East 36th St, Chica go, III.: Mrs. Hattie A. Woolridge, Secretary. 21 E. 56th St, Chicago, III., phone Kormal 1297; Mrs. Adella M. Ross. 1026 Chamberlain St, Rock ford, 111.; Mrs. Regina Houston, Rock Island, I1L; Mr. R. E. Moore, Chicago, 11L; Mr. Robert Ford, Chi cago, 111.; Mr. B. B. Hayden, Trust and Savings Bank, East St Louis, 111.; Mrs. Laura Smith, Honorary, Member, Chicago, III.; J. R. Hicks, Superintendent P. O. Box 463, Rock Island, IIL; Sarah Bradley, Matron, The Home, Rock Island, IIL Miss Beatrice -Lee, daughter of Prof, arid Mrs. Samuel L Lee, 5259 S. Dearborn Street, an honor grad uate of the University of Chicago, who will return to the States next month after fifteen months of study and travel fn Europe. t&Qgil4P III iJktfp j III On last Saturday he was inducted into his new and very important position as Postmaster of Chicago, and all day long he held a warm re ception for his thousands of steadfast friends, and all the employees around the Federal building visited his rooms to pay their respects to him and hc erected all of them, both white and colored men and women, with a pleasant smile and with a hearty, hand-shake. Many baskets of rare and beautiful flowers were on display in his rooms. STOP COLOR LINE AT BOSTON Y. M. C A. SCHOOL. Pres. Shaw Fights for Own Son. Boston, Mass. An important vic tory was won on civil rights here this week by Rev. M. A. N. Shaw, pastor of the 12th Baptist Church and Na tional President of the National Equal Rights League, in the case of his own son, Harvey, a grandson and name sake of Rev. Harvey Johnson of Bal timore. Young Harvey was sent to apply for admission to the Hunting ton School (preparatory) of the Y. M. C A. and advised to go elsewhere because his color would cause him embarrassment Rev. Shaw rushed to the Y. M. C A. and hotly pro tested. He then sent a strong letter to the Board of Governors of the School. The Y. M. C A. called a meeting of Directors and Depart ment Heads, Tuesday morning on this letter and they sent Rev. Shaw a Tetter assuring him that the Y. M. C A. would not tolerate any color line and recommitting his case to the school where he would be at liberty to apply without prejudice. While the Y. M. C A. Council was In session Secretary Wm. Monroe Trotter applied by telephone for a hearing for the Equal Rights League should there be need for one. Mr. B. E. Saldtn, Colored member of the secretary's staff, stood pat for his race. S&pZ'GQSajJ THE LINCOLN STATE BANK OF CHI CAGO, 3105 S. STATE STREET AND NO. 9 E. 31ST STREET, HAS IN STALLED ITS NEW STEEL SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES AND BURGLAR PROOF VAULTS. Hon. Geortjc F Lcibrandt, Presi dent of the Lincoln State Bank of Chicago, who is greatly pleased or encouraged with the present business outlook and freely predicts that there will be a general revival in all lines of business thU coming fall, states with much pleasure that after many Ions: delays, the immense or ponder ous fire-proof and burglar-proof steel vaults have been installed, which also include well on to one thousand safe- J cement floors and with solid walls, four or five feet thick constructed of solid steel and cement. There is no way on earth for the night robbers to dig or blast their way into the contents of the vaults The large storage rooms in connec tion with the vaults arc constructed along the same lines and they are absolutely fire- anil burglar-proof. The walls of the annex of the Lin coln State Bank arc very fascinating to the eye and beautiful to behold and almost every available space on the walls is adorned with fine water color paintings, setting forth some well known foreign or home life scenes. On the west wall hangs a niagnifi- M'RARY IS MULCT $40,000 SET TLING SUIT FOR DAMAGES Wealthy North Carolinian Who Was Sued by Varner for Alienation of His Wife's Affection Pays Large Sum to Stop Sensational Trial. Can't Return to Lexington Friends Fear Mob Violence Should McRary Return South to Settle Business Affairs. CINCINNATI. O. It has leaked out that Baxter -McRary, wealthy citi zen of Lexington. N. C, put up $40. 000 in order ot settle out of court suits of H. B. Varner. white, against him for alienating the affections of Mrs. Varner. Of this amount, $20,000, it is said, will be paid to Varner's lawyers. and the remaining $20,000 to Mr. Mc Rary's lawyers and to pay the court costs. Varner is also said to have put up $50,000, $25,000 of which goes to his wife and the remainder to pay her at torney's fees and court costs. It is reported that Mr. McRary feels that he has saved $60,000 by settling the case out of court The whites it is said, had planned to ruin him by so arranging matters with Mrs. Varner, his only witness, that she would not testify. Altogether they planned to make the case cost $100,000. Not Safe in Lexington Dr. I. Garland Pcnn. friend of Mr. McRary and an official of the M. E. Church, in which Mr. McRary is an ardent worker, has just returned from Lexington, N. C, and reports that it is not safe for Mr. McRary to return home yet" Mr. McRary, himself, is anxious to go back because of his poor health here and because his busi ness affairs are tied up in his home city. Mob violence, however, is threatened, should he return. The case attracted considerable pub licity last spring when Varner sued his wife for divorce and sued Mr. Mc Rary for $50,000 damages, charging him with stealing his wife's affections. aJ2SQ5a cent and wonderful oil painting of Abraham Lincoln, which cost five thousand dollars. The artist has painted the great emancipator in the act of delivering his famous Gettys burg speech; people are sitting and standing all around him, intent upon catching ccry word which fell from his lips and as hc stands erect, full figure, the scene is very realistic and one almost feels that they can see his lips move, while gazmg upon his gigantic or full life-sized figure, itcajejejahajtfl.c poured out his whole soul Into this latest painting of Abraham Lincoln. The real estate department of the Lincoln State Bank is located on the second floor. It is a. very interest ing place to visit. It contains minia ture bungalows', cottages, houses and flat buildings and the Lincoln Securi ties Company, of which Hon. George F. Lcibrandt is president, will con-. struct houses and bungalows for any one on the easy, monthly payment plan. In conclusion, it is a great pleasure to state that ten or twelve intelligent, up-to-date, colored men and women hold various responsible positions with the Lincoln State Bank of Chicago. THE DRIVE FOR THE FORT DEARBORN HOSPITAL HAS BEEN CONTINUED INDEFI NITELY BY HON. THOMAS CAREY. CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN COM MITTEE. Owing to the fact that the ladies soliciting for the Fort Dearborn Hos pital, still have a vast number of pledge cards standing out and thous ands of calls to make on persons who have indicated that they are willing to make contributions or donations to the Fort Dearborn Hospital. Hon. Thomas Carey, general chairman of the campaign committee, has decided to extend the drive to some time in the future. Thursday afternoon a number of la dies met in the parlors of the Appo mattox Club, 3622 Grand Bouievard, and they firmly decided to do every thing within their power to assist to raise the one hundred thousand dollars for the Fort Dearborn Hospital and Training School for Colored Nurses. COLORED MAN GETS VERDICT UNDER CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. Hackensack, N. J. Samuel A. Bar nett, colored, of 71 West 132nd street, New York, has been awarded a ver dict of $100 against the Philadelphia Confectionery Company of 166 Main street, by a jury in the Third District Court of Bergen county. The suit was based on the civil rights act, adopted by the last Legislature, and it is believed this was the first case under this act to be tried in this place. Bamett alleged that on August- 9 he entered the ice cream parlor of the defendants, and the attendants re fused to serve him with soda 'water. Upon returning later, BarncttsaSfc he oDiamed it, but, the declared, Jwas charged an excessive price. The act, under which recovery in the above case was secured, was in troduced by Dr. W. G. tAIexander. Assemblyman from Oraa'gVEsscc counry. v.- Hi Ml Hi il b 11 II VI ' i J.O-; . & iff - ifrf jtiKMIfmM'