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THE BROAD AX, CHICAGO. ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1922
THE MAN ABOUT TOWN
Takes Up the Black Man's Burden from
Presents a Few Facts That Can't Be Dis
puted by Anybody
few weeks ago I had an engage
ment down in the loop with a friend,
I dressed up n my "Sunday
dothes"- and. in my way of thinking,
I was "looking good." I got on a
State street car and found a good seat
ht jjV a woman of my race. She
was a good-looking "sealskin brown."
As soon as I sat down she hegan to
t restless and twisted about in her
seat and gazed upon my "frame" like
she was disgusted because I dared to
it down by her. Finally she became
so upset about it that she politely got
op and walked just a few seats ahead
of where she was seated and placed
w "carcass" right down beside a
red-face," "flannel-mouth" Irishman.
A, coon as she got settled in her seat
and commenced to "look pretty." and
becan to chew the mouthful of
"K'ngley's chewing gum that she car
ried in her mouth, the Irishman be
gin rolling his big red eyes at her as
6 he could throw her off the car.
This s not the first time that I have
couced the "sistern pulling off thafc
Now. girls, "cut out such stuff."
Yea had better treat your race right,
because when a crisis comes you have
rot to certainly look to them for pro
tection. Hear mel Well, then!
Do you know that selling "moon
shine" is getting to be a common oc
currence in this city? I know several
persons who have given up their jobs
to sell that "man-killing stuff." It is
getting to be a common occurrence
these days to see young men and
iroaen drunk on our streets with it,
iad it is hard to find a young man
wfco hasn't a bottle of it in his pocket
or that you can't get the odor from
I don't know what will be the end
of our younger generation. In the
language of one of our ablest preach
ers, whom I had the pleasure to hear
a few Sundays ago, who said, during
his sermon: "If some of our women
who are giving birth to onr future
generation are going to saturate their
cWMr "-5th 'moonshine while they
iNCH LAW MUST GO"
5 Dr. M. A. Majors
it 1890 that John Mitchell
-i his slogan, "Lynch law
t t that time the Richmond
Planet was the most radical and out
spoken Negro journal in America, and
woold have been at that time the
leading newspaper had not the Free
man shown up better in versatility.
"Bruce Grit" (Ida Wells) letters in
the Memphis Watchman helped to
form a trio, each thundering against
Sometimes we think Gcd must
have steeled the hearts and minds of
those who were foremost in the early
newspaper fights against lynching.
Edward Elder Cooper, W. Allison
Sweeney and Wm. Milton Lewis, all
of the Freeman, ever and anon fired
a broadside, and then coming from
hundreds of newspapers of less impor
tance were a constant fusfliade. Bishop
Henry McNeil Turner, who, for many
years, cherished an opinion that the
place for the Negro was Africa, often
sounded the death knell of "Judge
Lynch" in the volumns of the Voice,
which he published as the Voice of
Missions, but the better and more
thoughtful among us realized that it
ras the '"voice" of Turner.
The Texas Searchlight, Texas Free
, Victoria Guide, Dallas Express,
nago Conservator, Topeka Call,
Washington Bee, Florida Sentinel,
Oerdand Plaindealer, St. Paul Ap
peal, Southwestern Christian Advo
cate, St Joseph Mirror and the Omaha
Bee all performed herculean tasks
against the south and its lynching
spirit The New York Age, edited hy
T. Thomas Fortune, situated so near
"e big heart of the world, fired
Krapp explosives, while Mr. Fortune
contributed to other newspaper and
magazines with a big heart overbur
dened with the trials and miseries of
race. Sometimes our greatest Ne
P, Frederick Douglass, would
beaten the Republican party for
leaving the Negro in the house of his
enemies unprotected and undergoing
the slow process of annihilation.
Bishops Arnett Smith, Grant P. Petty,
Dr- J. C. Price, Attorney R. C O.
Benjamin, W. Calvin Chase, Editor J.
E- King, Wm. M. McDonald, N.
Coney, Charles N. Love, R. Wright
Thompson, Hon. John Mercer Langs
ton, George Williams and Dr. Wm. J.
Simmons all were ever on the firing
line nmrlitn). jilnnHMf i-nthc acainst
the brutal tyranny and oppression of
the Southland's wickedness.
Fighting, as we fought in those
days, while it informed the race of the
treachery and marauding spirit of
the white men, did not stop the blood
thirsty mob. Pennsylvania, Ohio,
luinois and Minnesota have been vio
lated by the ttood-maddened mob;
Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma,
lab. ' fVri jjfr-'ri''ltll r.-il ifsfiiafa"i!s4'tMkt'rfi1 '
are carrying them before they are
born, then we may expect a race of
What chance has a race composed
of "moonshiners" got with the white
man? Why they will be a joke for
the civilized world. Race prejudice
against the Negro is getting worse all
over the world, and it is these men of
our own country who are spreading it
Produce a bunch of "moonshiners"
and you will show me a weak, set of
men and women. Take my advice
and don't drink that poison. It is eat
ing the life blood out of you. This
"ain't" no joke, folks it's plain truths.
Do you get me?
Who was it that introduced the
idea of holding these "breakfast
dances"? I would certainly like to
know. I was on the street car the
other day on my way down town and
I met a gang of "cabaret fans" and
gamblers on their way to a "breakfast
dance." I asked them what was the
advantage of going to a "breakfast
dance" instead of the dances that are
given during evenings, and they re
plied that the married women whose
husbands worked in the day and the
gamblers and those men among us
who have "sworn not to ever work,"
could see each other without any
cause for alarm or danger.
Now, friends, if that is true, cut
out the "breakfast dance." I was of
the opinion that they were given for
men who worked at night and could
not get off to attend regular dances.
If you don't take my advice now,
some of these beautiful, sunshiny
mornings, when the dew drops are
fresh upon the flowers, and the birds
are chanting in the trees, that hus
band whom you think is at work or
out on the road on his way to the
Golden Gate, California, is going to
appear at one of these "breakfast
dances" just when you are "doing your
stuff" and then there will be a job for
the coroner of Cook county. Do yon
get me) I hope so.
THE MAN ABOUT TOWN.
each have had its trial out of court by
"Judge Lynch." The south has done
its utmost to show to the rest of the
country that equal and exact justice
to all men, and special privileges to
none, written in the constitution, is a
lie. The fury and cowardice of mob
law overleaps all human bounds in
sickening, blood-curdling orgies of
murder when the savagery in fiends
takes the place of reason in man.
Every vestige of civilization is blotted
out and incarnate deviltry hell-swept
with every low ugliness of lust of
DOINGS AT THE APPOMATTOX
Monday, December 25, 8 JO P. M.
Christmas party and dance; members
and lady guests. Tuesday afternoon.
December 19, 2:30 P. M. Ladies'
whist; special prizes; luncheon; for
the ladies of the families of mem
bers. Friday afternoon, December
29, 2:00 to 6:00 P. M. An
nual Children's Christmas party,
Mrs. Hazel Thompson Davis, di
recting; committee: Mrs. S. A. T.
Watkins, Mrs. D. A. McGowan,
Mrs. D. B. Hawley, Mrs. J. W.
Woodlee, Mrs. F. E. Anderson, ?lrs.
L. B. Trent Sunday, December 31,
beeinnine at 10:00 P. M. Annual
New Year's evening cabaret; special
entertaining; dancing; midnight lunch
eon; members and lady guests only;
all tables reserved; reservations must
be made in advance; reservation, in
cluding luncheon, $1.50.
QUTNN CHAPEL A. M. E.
Rev. H. E. Stewart will deliver the
sermon Sunday morning and night.
The special Christmas message will
be delivered Sunday morning, Decem
ber 24, at, 10:45 A. 1L, at which time
the choir will render special music
A big midnight service Christmas
Eve at 12:05 o'clock. The subject will
be "The Prince of Peace" a three
reel sacred movie.
The revival now in progress at
Quinn is bringing good results. Old
fashioned conversions and many re
claimed. Prof. Deas and wife are
conducting the singing;
The pastor is preparing to give a
series of sacred moving pictures at
the church, Friday evenings, from 4:30
to 5:30 P. M. No admission.
NEW SUBSCRD3ER TO THE
Among the new subscribers to The
Broad Ax is Mr. W. D. Cain, of
Waco, Tex, who is the grand re
corder, F. A. 1L, Texas jurisdictioa,
sua editor of The Masonic Quarterly.
It will therefore be noted that Brother
Cain is one of the most prominent
Masons inhe LoneTStar state.
MRS. HARDING HONORED
Mrs. Georgia E. Harding, state
grand princess of Illinois of S. M. T.,
was honored at a reception given by
the S. M. T. at the Chicago College
of Music, 37th street and Michigan
avenue, Thanksgiving evening. A
splendid program was rendered with
Mrs. Serilda Jackson acting as mis
tress of ceremonies. Around the ban
quet table laid in the dining hall, J. B.
Street, president of the Joint Building
Association of U. B. F. and S. M. T.,
acted as toastmaster. Other speakers
of the, evening were Mesdames Eliza
Jackson, Maggie T. Pryor, Ella Wat
kins, Ida Simmons, Elizabeth Ro
chon, Rebecca Johnson and Rosa
Fouchae; Messrs. R. W. Wells, M. T.
Bailey and H. D. Smith.
ST. MARK M. E. CHURCH
50th Street and Wabash Avenue
Rev. John W. Robinson, Pastor
Last Sunday morning the pastor
preached a lovely sermon to a large
and appreciative audience. Services
were good and well attended through
out the day. Rev. H. B. Mays, pastor
of Bismarck, N. D., preached at the
evening service. Pastor will preach
next Sunday both at the morning and
evening services. Lyceum at 5 P. M.
Attend our services.
Wm. H. Terrell and Prince A
Glanton who attended the session of
The National Baptist Convention, inc
at St. Louis, Mo., Dec 6th, have re
turned pleased over the election of
Dr. L. K. Williams of Olivet Baptist
Church as president, for which elec
tion they gave their undivided support.
A large reception will be given in
honor of Dr. Williams at the church
on Friday evening, Dec 15th, at which
time the entire Baptist family and
friends are invited.
SPEND DAY IN SUBURBS
Mrs. Odell Hughley and daughters
spent last Sunday in Morgan Park the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Jen
kins, 1121 W. 112th Place, brother-in-law
and sister of Mrs. Hughley.
Mesdames P. A. Glanton and Ella M.
Glanton were also visitors in the Park
last Sunday spending much time with
The business of the Bailey Realty
Co. and .Milton Mercantile Agency at
3638 South State street, of which M.
T. Bailey is president and general
manager, is increasing and coming
from almost all parts of the United
States. The increase is the outgrowth
of efficiency used in the handling of
all business coming in their offices.
IN FINAL HEETJNG
The Virginia Society will hold its
final meeting for the year on Wednes
day evening, Dec 20th at 3638 S.
State St, at which time it is hoped
that all Virginians will attend and
bring their friends with them.
ENROUTE TO VntfHNIA
John T. Pannell of Morgan Park,
left the city during the week for Rich
mond. Va where he wHI spend con
siderable time adjusting matters of im
portance. While in the state Mr. Pan
nell will spend several aays m tb
ether cities. '
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MR. A. A. TODD
Prominent Mason and One of the Colored Leaders of the Deneen
Faction of the Republican Party Who Holds Down a Responsible
Clerkship in the Rooms of the Chief Clerk of the Municipal Court
of Chicago. &
GOES TO OHIO
Prof. C T. Rogers left for Cleve
land, Ohio a few days ago where he
will begin a series of lectures on next
Sunday. Prof. Rogers spent much
time in the city during the past week.
Mrs. Sydnor, mother of Mrs. Carrie
Warner, 3822 Calumet avenue, left
the first of this week for her home in
St. Louis, Mo.
George O. Jones, head of the George
O. Jones Undertaking Co., 1904 West
Lake street, is one of the best and
most progressive colored business
men on the west side and all of his
patrons always receive a square deal
Mr. Ernest H. Williamson, 5121
5125 South State s'treet, continues in
the lead as the most up-to-date funeral
director on the south side. His ex
tensive establishment is complete in
every department and he transacts
business with all of his patrons on
Color Blindness Puzzles.
A pnzxl'nc fp.ituri' nlwit lor lillnd
nes l that ninny ih-pjuw n afflicted
are exnrrt nriMiInz -lors.
The mnn ln I- entirely satisfied
with hlniM'lf 'ant Imt little here b
low. Pitii Tiiiiifrlpt.
"The Iron Czar."
The Iron Czar vai a name given
to Nlcholnn I, who ruled RusIa from
1823 to 1S55.
Selfishness Never Brought Joy.
Thoe who think elfihne5S the
short cut to Joy. find when they hav
gone n far as it will take them, that
Joy Is as far off as ever. Exchange,
Mrs. Carrie Warner, 3822 Calumet
avenue, enjoyed her Thanksgiving
Turkey Thursday, November 30th, at
her summer home at Idlewild, Mich,
where she superintended some im
provements on it.
To Outward Seeming.
Some people with great merit an
Tery disgusting othep with rreat
faults are very pleaslnjf. Ln Rocht-
Emotions Act on the Stomach.
Emotion?, such as sudden fright, act
on the human stomach, causing It to
alter in shape.
Thought for the Day.
There is more religion In some men'l
science than there Is science In som
Newton Leads Town Names.
The commonest of all place names In
England Is Newton, which occurs no
fewer than 72 times in different ports
of the country.
Figured Weed for Furniture.
From the very earliest days of fur
nltnre, through th -Middle ages, to
the present time figured wood for fur
niture has found favor.
Where Custom Ruiea.
Men commonly think according
their Inclinations, speak according to
fotfr learning and imbibed oplnioaa;
but generally act according to custsee.
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PARIS MODES IN
Decorative Trimmings Irrfluenc
Styles, Fashion Corre
60WNS MUST BE EKUVBiED
Crisp Flowers or Vivid Girdles Ar
Employed to Enhance the Attras-
tiveness of Milady's Frock
for Evening Wear.
Paris promises a winter season of
lavish decoration, observes a fashion
writer In the New York Times. If one's
frock be somber. It must be enlivened
with crisp flowers or a vivid girdle. If
your evening gown be stately, let It
slip off either one or both shockers,
and hold it securely with straps of
tiny flowers that glitter with silver or
gold. If one's suit seems the least bit
businesslike. It should be embroidered
with steel beads or strips of fur in a
vermicelli pattern. Above all things
one must avoid the obvious, and havp
one's frock beruffled where ruffles
might least be expected, or beribboned
and gayly buttoned in unusual design.
As an expression of the. vivacity of
his costumes. Worth has chosen the
tassel, which may seem old-fashioned.
but which really has gone through
many stages of rejuvenation. They are
used alone or ln groups, of large di
mensions or of small, of silk, of satin,
of metal or beads, but in every cose
they are the natural complement of
the gown they adorn. Especially love
ly ones are made of blades of metal,
which are used on street frocks, and
one evening gown boasts three long
tassels of tubed crystal.
Brandt hangs tassels by slim cords
or finely wrought chains and tops them
with exquisite embroidery or braid of
a contrasting shade. And with the
prevailing vogue for superficialities of
trimming, ribbons have gayly come
into their own. They offer width to
slim skirt lines and width to abbrevi
ated bems. Encrusted with wee flow
ers, or variously braided, they wind
their gala way between bobbed tresses
or crown more stately coiffures. By
attaching countless narrow satin rib
bons to the shoulder and catching
them together at the waist and guid
ing them gracefully to the wrist, when
they are caught by a silver cloth
wristband. Martial et Armand have
created an otherwise simple evening
frock for the Jeune fille. When silk
ribbon Is padded and attached to either
side of a silk skirt it lends the soft
folds sufficient weight to attempt a
First Lonoon Bridge.
The first stone bridge over tha
Thames at London was completed la
1209 and built with rows of houses
forming a street. On It stood th
chapel of St. Thomas of Canterbury.
The present bridge, about one hun
dred feet farther up the river, was
designed by John Rennle and built by
bis sons ln 1S2531; length 028 feet,
width C3 feet, SG feet above the rlvee,
Chinch Bugs Cause Big Loss.
FnHy $43,000,000 worth of wheat,
corn, oats, grain, sorghums and broom
corn Is destroyed annually by chinch
bugs, which con withstand most cli
matic conditions, fungous diseases d
There's tho Trouble.
"Sedentary workers need a hearty
breakfast.'' "They do. But poor as
they are, they are too proud to accept
charity.' Hartford Times.
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, SECRE
TARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSO
CIATION FOR THE ADVANCE
MENT OF COLORED PEOPLE,
FIRES INTO THE LEADERS OF
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR
THEIR ABANDONMENT OF THE
DYER ANTI-LYNCHING BILL.
James Weldon Johnson, secretary J
of the National Association fpr the,
Advancement of Colored People, on
his return to New York from Wash
ington, made the following statement
on the abandonment of the Dyer bill
by the Republican party:
"The fight for the enactment of the
Dyer Anti-Lynching bill was aban
doned by the Republican majority on
Monday, December 4, in the last
hours of the extra session of Con
gress. The bill had been called up
for consideration on Tuesday, No
vember 28. It immediately became
the object of a filibuster on the part
of southern Democrats, which was
the most naked and brutal exhibition
of its kind ever made in the Senate.
A filibuster is generally carried on
under some sort of disguise, but Sen
ator Underwood of Alabama, the
Democratic leader, stated plainly and
bluntly that' the purpose of the fili
buster was to prevent any considera
tion whatsoever of the Dyer Anti
Lynching bill and that the Democratic
side would not allow any government
business whatever to be carried on
until the Republicans agreed to
abandon the bill not only during the
extra session but even during the
"The filibuster was carried on from
Tuesday through Saturday, Decem
ber 2, during which time the southern
Democrats would not even allow the
adoption of the record of the Senate's
proceedings. Finally, on Saturday
night, a caucus of Republican Sena
tors was held, which was largely at
tended, and the question of the aban
donment of the bill was discussed hot
ly for more than two hours. The at
tendance at the caucus dwindled until
there were some twenty-two or twenty-
three Senators left. A vote was then
taken and the majority agreed to aban
don the bill. There were nine Senators
who voted to keep up the fight until
March 4, if necessary. Among these
was Senator Shortridge, who has
charge of the bill and who led the
fight on the floor.
"Before the Republican caucus, the
secretary conferred with Senators
Lodge, Curtis and Watson, the three
men holding the fate of the bill in
their hands, urging them not to sur
render on the terms laid down by the
Democratic filibustered. Those terms
were that the bill be not only dropped
in the special session, but dropped as
well for the entire term of the Sixty
"Immediately after publication in the
newspapers of the outcome of the
caucus, the secretary telegraphed to
these three Senators inquiring if he
had not received their promic lhat
the bill would not be abandoned on
Senator Underwood's terms. Senator
Lodge of Massachusetts, who was
elected by the colored voters of his
state on the sole issue of the Dyer
Anti-Lynching bill, denied by letter
ever having made such a promise to
the secretary. It was Senator Lodge
He is a weak man who cannot twist
and weave the threads of his feeling
how ever fine, however tangled, how
ever strained, or however strong Into
the great cnhle of purpose, by which
he lies moored to his life of action.
Donald G. Mitchell.
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.2TtUajgadas.,J'Jhtf'rirfi. , mIi A'. . . . I
who announced in the Senate, on the
morning of December 4, the Republi-
can parly's abject surrender.
"The colored people will not be de
ceived by appearances. They can see
and they know the actual fight was
made by the southern Democrats
against the bill rather than by the
Republicans in its behalf. The
southern Democrats roared like lions
and the Republicans laid down like
scared 'possums. The efforts of Sen
ator Shortridge was sincere and ear
nest, but outside of the support he
received from Senator Willis, Sena
tor' New and Senator Edge, not a
Republican Senator opened his mouth
in actual support A few Senators,
including Senators Pepper and Reed
of Pennsylvania, McNary, Capper and
Gooding, expressed their willingness
to keep up the fight until March 4th if
necessary, but the mass of Republican
Senators displayed no particular in
terest in the bill. It is this attitude
that the colored people will especially
resent, perhaps even more than the
failure of the bill to be passed. If the
Republican senatorial leaders think
the Negro will be satisfied merely be
cause they allowed the southern Dem
ocrats to "put themselves on record,"
they are mistaken. The Republicans
should also have put themselves on
record. This they failed to do.
"The unsuccessful fight to have the
Dyer bill enacted into law at this
Kme is not, however, without its
"First of all, lynching as a national
shame and the facts about lynching
have been put before the American
people In fact, lynching has been
made not only a national but an in
ternational issue and such a question
cannot die until it is rightly settled
once for alL
"Second, the Dyer Anti-Lynching
bill became the center of concerted
mass action by colored people such
as has never before taken place in
the United States. Colored voters
defeated, on this issue alone, three
men who voted against it in the
House of Representatives one in
Delaware, one in New Jersey, a:.d
one in Wisconsin. So doing, colored
people have become conscious of
their political powerJ
"Third, colored voters have gone a
great step toward political emancipa
tion from allegiance on historical
grounds to any one party. The fate
of the Dyer bill, coming as a culmina
tion of a series of disappointments
under the present administration,
completely rids the Negro of the old
idea that he must now, henceforth
and forevermore, vote the Republican
ticket merely for historic reasons.
"In conclusion, the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored people has no intention of less
ening its efforts to abolish lynching in
the United States of America. In
deed, we have just begun to fight.
"JAMES WELDON JOHNSON."
School Behind the Times.
Rohert'u father has an office with'
all equipments a modern office has.
Robert hn been told their different
uses. When he came home from school
after being In the second cjass, he
said: "Daddy. I think our school must
be an old-fashioned one. It makes
you do your adding by hand."
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