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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1921.
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Ajjistant State's Attorney of Cook County, who has entire charge of
the Habeas Corpus and Extradition Department of the State's
Attorney's Office. Mr. Scott is
Chicago that it u hardly necessary to devote a great deal of space
to his legal ability.
Mr Srott formerly served as an
Vtant State's Attorney under the
me John E. W. Wayman. His rec
ord n tlu office at that time stood
wt!I above par. Mr. Scott is the
author of a valuable Law Book on
Habeas Corpus and Extridiction and
a bis had a large sale in all parts of
,he United States. At the present
tcne he i writing a new volume more
elaborate and more exhaustive in all
us details along the similar lines.
Hon. Robert E. Crowe appointed Mr.
Scott to his present position the lat
ter part of December, 1920, in fact it
tt2s one of his first appointments;
2nd he was placed in complete charge
the Habeas Corpus and Extradi
tion department and from that time
io the present has never questioned
hi, Ircal ability or any of his actions
in connection with it. In fact Mr
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Tie honest and efficient deputy clerk of the Criminal Court of Cook
County. Member of Royal Eagle Lodge, No. 96, Masons; mem
ber of its finance committee, who is full of race pride and reflects
great credit on the colored race.
Bro J 1 Harper, who is an active
nember of Royal Eagle Lodge No.
" Free and Accepted Masons, was
"ora at Windsor, Ontario, in 1862,
but completed his education in De
voir, Michigan, where his father,
tav. H. Harper, who was a pastor of
- M- E Church, Detroit, Michigan,
d property owner. He was the or
miaer 0i the Indiana Conference A.
11 E. Church . Brother Harper came
't Chicago in 1890 and was connected
n Qumn Chapel Church, at the
frtent time he is a member of the
Institutional Church and staged the
-n Negro drama, "Tallaboo," in this
? a No ember, 1911, at the Pekin
l-eater, where thousands of people
e turned away nightly.
Three years ago Brother Harper
appointed as Deputy Clerk of the
(nminal Court of Cook County andj
Pronuneat Member of Grand Order of Odd FeJJowi Who for Over
22 Yeart Has Faithfully Served a Private Secretary to Com
" Ferdinand W. Peck. JWr. and Mrs. Lewk W31 Celebrate
J Tvrenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary Wednesday Eveak,
so well known to the people of
Crowe has never visited his depart
ment to ascertain why he had failed
to do thus and so.
Mr. Scott was one of the Republi
can candidates in the Primaries, 1920,
for one of the Judges of the Munici
pal Court and he made a splendid
race in all parts of the city.
The fact that Mr. Scott received in
the Primaries of September 15, 1920,
131,420 votes which was a remarkable
recognition of the fact of his popular
ity with the people in all parts of this
city. Mr. and Mrs. Scott reside
in a beautiful home at 3710 Prairie
avenue, and it is filled with many of
the most valuable books written by
great classical writers.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott take great
pleasure in extending a most pleas
ant greeting to their host of friends at
he present holiday season.
under the present administration of
ihe Hon. William R. Parker. His
efficiency is par excellent Hon.
William R. Parker is considered
one of the most fair minded per
sons of the opposite race and
Brother Harper with his 30 years
experience in coming in contact with
prominent persons of the white race
.s thoroughly convinced that Mr.
Parker is absolutely without race
prejudice and he is perfectly willing
to give everj- man a chance in order
to let him make good. Brother Har
per is married and has four children,
namely James D., Leroy J., Van Al
fred, and Revel H. Mr. and Mrs.
Harper and the four children reside
in a lovely home at 3560 Prairie ave
nue. Mr. and Mrs. Harper will be
home to their many friends dur-
"ng the holiday season.
BOOK CHAT-BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON-CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
By Mary White Ovington. Pub
lished by Harcourt, Brace and Howe.
New York City. Price $2.C0. Postage
It is a little ocr a year since my
novel. The Shadow. ua published, and
I have had a number of persons ask
me the question, "How did you come
to write it?" Now. as one is always
flattered by I cing questioned regard
ing one's literary work. 1 have thought
that my friends might be glad to have
the reason why my fancy took the
form it did. For my plot is unusual.
We have had many white heroines turn
out to be black, but as far as I know
not until I wrote The Shadow has a
black heroine turned out to be white.
I chose this plot for a particular rea
son. It has been my good fortune to know
with some intimacy the world of the
better class of colored folk. I have
seen their attractive homes, I have
noted their charm of manner. I hac
admired beyond expression their am
bition for their children. I wanted to
show this to the reading world when
I wrote. But how? I feared that the
public would not yet stand for a hero
ine who was colored, at least not the
kind that I would want to draw. They
might be prejudiced againt a serious
story dealing with the ambitions and
loves of the colored folk. How then
could I depict these characteristics and
make my novel acceptable to the gen
eral reading public?
Back, far back in my mind was a
story that I had heard of an illigiti-
matc child, a white girl, who was hid
den among colored peop'e that all trace
might be lost of her birth. This story.
as told to me. described a sordid child
hood. But why. I argued, could not
the child have been reared lv intelli-
gent. high-mmdcJ Xep.xs- Then: t
was no reason why it might not lc
this way as nell as any other, .so I
dropped Hcrtka into the Williams'
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DR. JAMES M. HALL
Graduate of the Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn., member
of North Star Lodge No. 1, Masons, wishes to thank his many
patients for their patronage for the past year and that they will
enjoy a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Dr. Hall graduated at New Orleans
University, New Orleans, La, May,
1909, from college department, grad
uated from McCarry Medical College,
Nashville, Tenn., April. 1913. Passed
Illinois State Board December, 1920.
Began practicing April. 1921.
One of the very popular physicians
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the best people in this city, and Dr. Cade
I have had many nice things said to
me about my novel, but I have also
frequently met with comment. "Why
didn't ou make your hiroiue more in
vesting. Why didn't you depict a
stronger character?" Well. 1 didn't
because I wanted to put her in contrast
with her sister, Ellen, the colored
teacher, who was working night and
day for the uplift of the community
in which she lived. It was perfectly
natural that the slender, high-bred
white girl, of a pretty but weak mother
should not be aroused to any effort for
the betterment of conditions about her.
while the stronger more virile colored
girl, trained to the ideal of service,
should be a power for good in her
community. It was the girl of white
blood who was about to enter into
illicit relations with a white man, when
a turn of fortune saved her; and it was
the same girl, who when she came
North end entered the labor world,
failed again to grasp the need of con
readers do not feel that she proved a
poverty. She did not have the breadth
of ision, the larger outlook upon life,
of the colored school teacher or the
Irish labor leader. If, however, my
readers do not feci that she proved a
true-hearted woman in the end, then
my book is a failure indeed.
Mr. Walter F. White returns from
London bringing me a huge poster to
be carried on newstands from the
England magazine, Outward Round.
It runs like this:
By Mary White Ovington
Begins in the September
Editor Basil Mathews
The Most Thrilling Color-Life
Story since Uncle Tom's Cabin
One Shilling. For sale everywhere
The English people arc keenly in
terested in our race problem and arc
cagir to r-.. ! the latest word concern-
mr it. Thi is surely a good sign, for
what we need i a study of race in its
broaric-t ispect by the people of the
His office is located at 4545 S. Wa
bash aenuc. He is a member of the
Medical Society of Chicago and is
popular with its members.
At this time he wishes his patients
and friends a Mcrrv Christmas and I
Happy New Year.
of Chicago, who wishes to thank
MRS. STOKES APPOINTED.
Mrs. Ora Brown Stokes of Rich
mond, Va., a graduate of the V. N. &
C I., of Petersburg, Va., class of 1900
has been appointed by the president
of the school, Prof John M. Gandy,
as non-resident lecturer and a member
of the faculty. Mrs. Stokes has al
ways worked untiringly in the up
building of the Race, along this line
she has worked in conjunction with
Hartshorn Memorial College and
Union University of Richmond, Va.,
since leaving school. She served as
corresponding secretary of the Alum
ni Association of the V. X. & I. I. for
six years during which time she not
only attracted the- attention of the
faculty, state board, members anil stu
dents, but she attracted the attention
Stokes has seen the Alumni Associa
tion grow from a membership oi
twenty-five to more than fifteen hund
red and its collections from twenty
five dollars to twenty-eight hundred
dollars, the amount raised in its last
bi-annual meeting. Because of her ef
ficient work and activities, the presi
dent of the association, M. T. Bailey,
has invited Mrs. Stokes to deliver the
principal address before the associa
tion in June, 1922 at Petersburg. This
is the second time in the history of
the association that a woman has de
livered the principal address. The
School, the Association, the faculty
and in fact all connected with the
school will be greatly benefited by the
appointment of Mrs. Stokes.
The V. N. & I. I., under the present
administration with Prof. John M
Gandy as president, the efficient facul
ty composed of teachers, who have
been graduated from almost every
leading college and University in the
United States, is doing a great good
along educational progress.
RETURN TO THE EAST.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Smith of Buf
falo, N. Y., after spending several
weeks in the city as the guest of their
brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John
C. Coffey, 3340 South Park Ave., left
during the week by the way of Cleve
land, Ohio., for their home. The
Smiths were delightfully entertained
with dinners and parties by friends.
MRS. WALKER SOME BETTER.
Mrs. S. B. Walker, sister of Mrs.
Nettie Anderson, 3234 Vernon Ave.,
who underwent a serious operation at
St. Luke's Hospital a few weeks ago,
is some better since being removed to
The Building Association of U. B.
F. & S. M. T. meet at headquarters,
3638 S. State St, Sunday afternoon
and elected J. B. Street as president
together with other officers and direct
ors. The Association is making rapid
progress along its line of work.
At this writing, Samuel Foster, 124
E. 41st St., a member of The Sisters
and Brothers of Bethany, who has
been very ill for several weeks, is
The General Annual Session Com
mittee of A. U. K. & D. of A. of
which Rev. T. L. Scott is chairman,
met at Grant's A M. E Chapel, 4600
Evans Ave., Saturday evening and re
organized for the purpose of making
preparations for the meeting of the
next annual session to be held at Co
lumbus, Ohio, 1922.
COL. MRASHALL ELECTED.
Col. John R. Marshall, 3630 Calu
met Ave., widely known for his activ
ities displayed in the 8th Regiment
National Guard, was elected as exalted
ruler of Fort Dearborn Lodge No. 44,
I. B. P. O. E. W.
DR. BENJAMIN R. BLUITT
Dr. B. R. Bluitt came to Chicago
four years ago from Dallas, Tex.,
where he had been actively engaged
in the practice of medicine and
surgery for thirty years.
He immediately connected himself
with the most representative men of
the profession and with them organ
ized an association which purchased
the Fort Dearborn Hospital. 3831 Ver
non avenue and he was elected pres
ident, serving in that position until
When the hospital was reorganized
and turned over to the general public.
Judge Holmes being his successor.
Dr. Bluitt is regarded as one of the
best surgeons in the city and has done
many rare and difficult operations suc
cessfully. He is a member of the
Board of Trustees of the Fort Dear
born Hospital and surgical staff.
He has given freely of his time and
money to that institution, and will do
all he can to assist in making the
Fort Dearborn Hospital one of the
best in the city.
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Attorney A. L. Williams. 184 V
Washington street, who has the dis
tinction of being a Director and as
sociate Counsel of the Public Life In
surance Company, a $500,000.00 cor
poration. An executive officer of the
Fort Dearborn Hospital, a corpora
tion. Chief Rhabban-clcct of Arabic
Temple No. 44, of the Ancient Egyp
tian Order of the Mystic Shrine, the
largest Temple in the world of
ONE OF THE LEADING MASONS
IN THE UNITED STATES I
Hon. James E. Bish of 4820 Wabash
avenue is actively engaged in securing
authentic information of the member
ship, worth and origin of the Negro
grand lodges of the United States (of
the Prince Hall Ieaniage) which he ex
pects when complete will show the
total membership, the value of prop-
rj- oJ tire- finunclrt-atatniiga uf'tlie
fraternity. He has secured this in
formation from several of the states
already and hopes to complete his
work early in the spring. Mr. Bish
is an ex-member of the Illinois Lig
islature, past master of liis lodge, past
Deputy Grand master of the state, past
Eminent Commander of his Com
mando of Knights Templar, and Past
Commander in Chief of Western Con
sistory A. A. S. R. Masons of Chicago.
He is the bookkeeper for Williamson's
NEW COLORED Y. M. C. A.
Atlanta, Ga. The colored Y. M. C.
A. here has been under construction
for sometime, and now is about ready
for occupancy. A campaign for S10,-
000 for completion and furnishings has
been launched. Appeals have been
made in the churches by teams from
each of the colleges of Atlanta. The
campaign was put over in great shape.
The teams participating were as fol
lows: Morris Brown University, high
est amount to its credit, next in order
of collections of pledges, Spelman
Seminary, Clark University, More
house College and Atlanta University.
A. B. Stiefel, Pres.
Edwin Stiefel, Secy.
3131-33-35 STATE ST.
Cash or Credit
Eminent law -r .u tli '-r ho has
at tallica nation, fame as the result
of his magnificent success in his win
ning fight for the people in twenty
one (21) suits brought against the
City of Chicago.
Being the only lawyer of the Race
who has succeeded in compelling a
city to respond in money, damages
for the loss of life and injury to per
sons as a result of lynching and mob
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DECEMBER 17, 1921
Vol. XXVIL No. 13
centered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
i9. 1902, at the Post Office at Chicago,
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