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The Efficient and Painstaking Deputy Comptroller and Auditor
of the City of Chicago, Who Has Faithfully Served the
City in Various Responsible Positions for the Past Thirty
Years. Recently He Signed the Last Judgments Against
the City, Growing Out of the Race Riots of 1919, the Judg
ments Amounting to $50,000.
Hon. Louis E. Gosselin, the honest
and popular Deputy Comptroller and
Auditor of the city of Chicago, is a
thoroughbred Chicagoan through and
through, and for a little over thirty
years, he has been one of its honest
and faithful public servants. For
eleven years, he was connected with
the department of public works, and
for live years, he faithfully served as
the Chief Clerk in the City Comptrol
ler’s office; and for fifteen years, he
has been Deputy Comptroller and
Auditor of the great city of Chicago.
His® long business record shines
forth, without one blemish or black
spot on it, and each year he signs his
name to hundreds of millions of dol
lars worth of bonds and judgments, so
far without the loss of one penny to
the citizens of Chicago.
At all times he deports himself like
a highly polished gentleman.
Civil Service Commission
City of Chicago
May 9, 1923.
The Civil Service Commission of the
Gty of Chicago will hold the follow
ing examinations, Class U, (Labor
Service), beginning on the dates given
below and continuing from day to day
until completed.
Laborer, (Streets), Branch V, Class
U, All Wards, Prevailing rate May
14, 1923.
Laborer (Street Repairs), Branch Y,
Class U, All Wards, Prevailing rate,
May 14, 1923.
Laborer (Dumps), Branch V, Class
U, All Wards, Prevailing rate, May
14, 1923.
Laborer (Bureau of Engineering),
Branch V, Class U, All Wards, Pre
vailing rate, May 14, 1923.
Garbage Handler, Branch \, Class
U, Prevailing rate, May 28, 1923.
Laborer (Parks), Branch V, Class
U, Prevailing rate. May 30, 1923.
Tree Laborer, Branch V, Class U,
Prevailing rate, May 31, 1923.
Farm Hand, Branch V, Class U,
prevailing rate, June 2, 1923.
Laborer (Munic. Tuber. San-),
Branch V, Class U, Prevailing late,
June 4, 1923.
Scrubwoman (Munic. Tuber. San.),
Branch V, Gass U, Prevailing rate,
June 4, 1923.
Construction Laborer, Class I, II
and III, Branch V, Class U, Prevail
ing rate, June 6, 1923.
Scope of above examinations: Ap
plicants will be called upon to undergo
such physical tests as the Commission
may prescribe.
Those desiring to take the above
original entrance examinations must
file applications with the Civil Service
Commission, 1006 City Hall, not later
than 5 o’clock P. M. of the day pre
ceding the examination.
By order of the Commission:
. , Acting Secretary.
The past Monday afternoon Jolius
N. Avendorph who was one of the
most highly respected and/one of the
best known colored men in this great
city passed away at St. Lake’s hospital
after a long spell of sickness, funeral
services wed* held over his remains
Thursday afternoon at St. Thomas
Church, of which he was a member
of many years’ standing. The church
was filled to over-flowing by those
who knew him best in this life; his
remains were laid to rest in Oak woods
cemetery. For many years Mr. Aven
dorph held a responsible position in
the offices of the Pullman Palace Car
Company and he* was held in the
highest esteem by its head officials.
Mr. Avendorph is survived by his
very esteemable wife, Mrs. Avendorph;
two sons, Julius N. Avendorph Jr. and
Frederick Avendorph, ages 19 and 14
years old and by many relatives and
hosts of warm friends to mourn his
death. For some years the Aven
dorph’s have lived at 5344 S. Wabash
Professor George Reisner, who has
been conducting researches in the
Soudan, now states that the Ethiop
ians are not and were not African
Negroes, and describes them as “dark
colored races in which brown pre
vails,” adding, however, that many in
dividuals show a mixture of black
blood. ,
His researches have established that
the culture of the Ethiopians stood
as an outpost of Egyptian civilization
in Middle Africa and that in the art of
the Ethiopians, a Greek influence ob
tained and that invention of a script
of their own was evidence that the
Ethiopians were a people of genius.
The Portland Times, in which the
account was published, has its own
opinion about the matter and appends
a comment which speaks for itself:
“In the face of Harvard’s recent at
titude on the Negro, it would seem
to indicate that this contradiction of<
existing Biblical and historical records
on Egyptian civilization is but a con
tinuation of the white man’s propa
ganda to deprive the Negro of any
connection whatsoever of any form of
ancient civilization.”
- >§
M. T. Bailey, president, The Bailey
Realty Co, 3638 S. State St, is offer
ing many spots in Morgan Park free
to be used as gardens. Mr. Bailey
has sold more than sixteen blocks of
property in this part of the city which
is being built up rapidly.
Miss T. P. Whiting, teacher and
girls matron at the V. N. & I. I.
Petersburg, Va, for some time, is now
attending the University of Chicago.
While here, she is stopping with the
Baxter Sisters, 420 E. 48th Place.
Many people; visited Morgan Park
during the week and among those
seen were Mesdames Lucille Burnes
and Ella M. Glanton; Messrs. Alex
Woolridge and Walter Ferris.
Mrs. I. V. Sheppard, 4436 S. Wa
bash Ave., is bank from Detroit,
Mich, where she attended the funeral
of her nephew, Thomas E. Tlbaert,
who was buried in Detroit on April
Mrs. Nora McKinzie, 6218 S. Ada
St, is much improved following ill
ness of several weeks and able to be
out again.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Johnson who
have resided at 6 Langley Place for
some time, are now residing at 112th
Place and Racine Avi, Morgan Park.
$£§BEEN for S£ 6R0AD ax1
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Washington, D. C.—I am in the
town where President Warren G.
Harding is administering the affairs of
the United States, and I am just as
happy as a Junebug, because I feel
that here where I can get protection
on a minute’s notice, and here where
I feel I can speak right out in church
and no one to tell me to stop. I have
just spoke as I thought and thought
as I spoke in the National Race Con
gress, and it is all over now and I
must get right out of town.
I have been telling you about this
Race Congress for a long time and it
is over now. I told you that I was
going to be here and have my say
about this race business, and honey
you may just bet your bottom dollar
that I have spoken right^out in church
and none hare attempted to tell me
to stop.
I thought I was going to hear
Bishop I. N. Ross strubMiss Lizzie on
a sermon, but instead the Rev. Dr. C.
H. Stepteau stepped on the gas and
his gospel car pulled right out, and
he did not have to stop once to crank
it. He preached a good sermon, but
after h* had heard himself preach he
did not return to the Congress to hear
any of the other dignitaries speak. We
have some men in this world who only
like to hear themselves speak.
I am here to tell you that he was
not the only pebble on the beachnut.
for there were some great speakers
there, and I just could not keep from
shouting. I believe in my soul that
I out shouted the Rev. Dr. W. J.
Howard, pastor of the Zion Baptist
church right here in Washington. W'e
were the shouting buddies there in the
meeting and attracted much attention
I tell you it is a great big thing
to associate with big men in this
country and that is just exactly what
happened to me. I was thrown with
some of the big men of the countrv
and heard them speak. I know you
know Robert E. Clay, of Bristol.
Tenn.-Va. He was there, and I am
here to tell you that man is doing
some real good, and made such a good
impression on the National Race Con
gress until it decided by unanimous
vote to make the next session an in
ter-racial session. That was a won
derful address and report which Mr.
Clay made. He showed how the two
races in Tennessee were talking to
each other and not about each other.
The white man was looking the Negro
right in the face speaking out in
church and the Negro was looking
the white man in the face and speak
ing out in church, hence no room for
After all that is the way this thing
is to be worked out. We must look
at each other as men made in the
image of God. We must put God as
our Father and Jesus Christ as our
Brother, and when we appreciate what
that fellow Paul said on Mars moun
tain, or some other place, named in
the Bible, “And hath made of one
blood all nations of men for to dwell
upon all the face of the earth.” That
sounds good to me. Brother Clay is
doing some real good and he is a busi
ness man, yet he is businessing away
from God, but he is a good worker in
the Baptist church and connected up
with the Sunday school work also. In
this he has the love and respect of the
people of his state, and is a personal
friend of Prof. W. J. Hale, president
of the state school, Nashville, Tenn.
He is also an official in the National,
Negro Business League, and is t<rbe
found there every year.
I want to take advantage of this op
portunity to congratulate the mem
bers of both races on being able to se
cure the services of this wonderful
young man as secretary of the Inter
racial commission. He is the right
man in the right place—in the right
church and the right pew. In the
right neighborhood, right floor and
the right door. I saw and heard
Dr. Emmett J. Scott, Hon. Phil H.
Brown, Commissioner of Conciliation.
Department of Lab»r in the United
States detailed in the Secretary’s of
fice. I wish you could have heard
this wonderful address. He paid a
high tribute to Secretary of Labor,
Hon. James J. Davis, the man who
believed in doing big things, and see
big things. It was fortunate that we
had such a man as Mr. Davis to take
the place at the head of labor, and
he knows his bus-biz and is doing it
well. (
Phil Brown is doing his part and
doing it well. He was in company
with that other great speaker, who
made his speech just ahead of Brown,
Dr. Emmett J. Scott, the philosopher,
the man with a vision, the man who
has done so much for us and is still
doing it. Mr. Scott represents the
young men of thought, the men with a
vision. He made a great big speech.
I had the pleasure of hearing Dr.
Ernest Lyons, who was one time rep
resentative of our country in Liberia.
He made one more speech. It would
*ake me a whole day and then some
more to tell about all the big speeches
I heard. Well they are all over, and
I am nrtw looking at Dr. W. H.
Jernagin. He is a great man and a
man of thought. I admire him. He
is doing things.
This is the place where you can cer
tainly come in touch with men of
worth, and I have met one I had
never met before, yet he has a fol
lowing of 40,000 people and the num
ber is fast swelling, and by this time
next year they will number over 200.
000, and that man is Joseph A. Mun
nerlyn. Grand Master of the Ancient
Independent Order of Moses, and I
am delighted to take off my hat to
this man because of who he is and
what he is doing, and how the people
are just following his lead. The grand
lodge has its own building, located
right here in the City of Washington,
on T street, and they have about out
grown it, and are going to make $25.
000 worth of improvements, and still
the good work must go chl.
This order is teaching the lesson of
self-help as well as thrift. It is en
couraging all of its members to own
their homes, to have bank accounts,
and to do just a little more than buy
coffins on the installment plan. They
are teaching them how to plan a
living instead of dying, and instead
of talking about what they expect to
be after while If they live and nothing
happens, to be that something every
day. They hold as the model the life
of Christ, the life of purity, the spot
less life. The life that will stand the
test of time. I went to 1421 T street
N. W. to see the building and was
impressed with it
Grand Master Munnerlyn, is not
sitting down and waiting for the order
to take care of him, but he is in
dustrious, well educated and has
held an important position with the
Government for 23 years. He is in
the treasury department, and a book
keeper. Proud of him and the good
he is doing. Then he is teaching our
people to be industrious, and at the
same time to exercise the Franchise.
Like the Masons and Knights of
Pythias and Odd Fellows, and Knights
of Pythias, it is soon to be in every
state in this Union and will cross the
waters. It is bound to spread. I
shall have more to say about it later.
Death has been at work, and I re
gret to say that it has taken away
some of our strong men. Just about
time we are about to get over mourn
ing over the death of one, then comes
the word another has gone. I have in
mind now, Dr. Aaron McDuffie
Moore, president of the North Caro
lina Mutual Life Insurance Company,
located at Durham, but doing business
all over the country. Dr.> Moore
passed from us, Sunday, April 29. He
was founder of the Lincoln Hospital,
and Durham (N. C.) colored library,
and was one of the.men who were
with John Merrick in the establish
ment of the North Carolina Mbtual
Life Insurance Company, the largest
and wealthiest Old Line Company op
erated by the race. He was identified
with many enterprises which meant
the development of our race in this
For over a quarter of a century Dr.
Moore was superintendent of the
White Rock Baptist Sunday school,
one of the largest Sunday schools in
America, and I am saying nothing
about race or color or denomination.
He was just a worker among young
people and a Sunday School expert.
He was one of the leading Baptist
laymen in American. Surviving him are
a widow and two daughters, Mrs.
Lydia Moore-Merrick, and Mrs. Mat
tie Moore McDougald, and a host of
! riO«/J C
*The white folks up yonder in Vir
ginia stuck John Mitchell, Jr., by
rendering a verdict of guilty and fix
ing his punishment at three years in
the penitentiary. That is an awful
slam at once, and we have no time to
rejoice. You see John Mitchell was
among the best in the race. He was
a great man. and tried to resent an in
sult to us in 1920. by allowing his
name to be voted for for Governor of
Virginia. He made them take notice,
and the white man has been trying to
get him ever since. Logk out for
others who dare to be manly.
Now I am getting ready for the Na
tional Baptist Sunday School Con
gress in Hot Springs, June 19. J^hn
L. Webb, has informed me that they
are ready for us. He is another
prominent layman in the Sunday
school work. I will have to bring
this letter to a stop. Look out for my
other letters.
Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church Notes
24th Street and Wabash Ave.
Mother’s Day will be observed at
this church in sspecial service at
10:45 a. m. Sermon by the Pastor, Dr.
H. E. Stewart, a special program un
der the auspices of the Woman’s Mite
Missionary society at 3:30 p. m., and
& program at night at 8 p. m. The
night program will be Illustrated in
songs and inspiring scenes.
Bishop L. J. Coppin will be the spe
cial guest of the church Sunday, May
20th., reception Monday night, May
Chief ttailMF of the Municipal Court of Chicago, One of the Big
Chiefs of the Democratic Party on the West SM<* Who la
a Strong Supporter of Mayor William E. [Mfsr and His *■’
a a. et . a 1 m.
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Former Alderman of the Old 31st Ward Was the First of This
Week Selected as One of the Assistant State's Attorneys
of Cook County, Which Is Very Gratifying News to His
Numerous Friends.
On Monday May 28th, all roads will
lead to Pilgrim Baptist Church, 33rd
Street and Indiana Avenue, which Dr.
S. E. J. Watson has kindly placed at
the disposal of the N. A. A. C. P.
Chicago, with its great colored popu
lation of 125,000 is called upon to en
roll 5,000 members.
Divisional organizations have been
formed in sections of the city as fol
North Side—Mrs. Ashburn, Major
and Chairman, 1038 N. Wells St
West Side—Dr. I. H. Holloway,
2532 W. Washington Street.
Hyde Park—Mrs. McCrary, 5608
Harper Avenue.
Woodlawn—Mrs. Emma Lewis,
6529 St. Lawrence Avenue.
Ogden Park—Dr. Frank V. Plum
mer, 6250 S. Sangamon Street.
South Side — (Central) division,
3201 S. Wabash Avenue.
Through these divisional leaders
and at these places, memberships may
be enrolled.
Join the N. A. A. C. P. Now!
Congressman Dyer is appearing in
Chicago for the purpose of stimulat
ing the work of the N. A A. C. P., in
creasing its membership and creating
strong sentiment in support of the
Anti-Yynching Bill he will introduce
in the next U. S. Congress. The part
the colored and white people interest
ed in the advancement of the race can
play is to attend this meeting and en
roll his or her membership.
Remember the devotion to the
cupse of the black man by Garrison.
Sommer, Phillips. Lovejov, Foraker.
Crumpacker and others of their kind.
Among the speakers will be Har
old L. Ickes, President of the Branch,
Raymond Robins. Dr. S. E. J. Watson
and Rev. Lucas; Music by the Fulton
Street M. E. Church Choir under di
rection of Mr. Cornelius W. Pierce;
Mrs. Cohen Jones, soloist.
N. A. A. A. C. P. NOTES
West Side will hold a meeting Fri
day night at the residence of its chair
man. Dr. I. H. Holloway, 2532 W.
Washington Street. A special pro
gram is being prepared and refresh
ments will be served.
North Side Division under direction
of Mrs. Georgia* DeBaptist Ashburn.
is planning another meeting in that
section at which time Mr. Lewis will
present a jtereopticon lecture on the
N. A. A. C. P.. showing interesting
picturea|»nd scenes from the East St.
Louis riots.
Hyde Park and Woodlavvn Districts
are planning their regular divisional
meetings preceding the Dyer meet
ing at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Mon
day May 28th.
Among recent memberships coming
into the branch were Arnett Lodge
and John C. Buckner Lodge, Odd
Mrs. Lovey Molsby, in company with
her mother, Mrs. Annie L. Cannady,
left on Friday for Kansas Citq, Mo.,
to spend several weeks visiting with
relatives. *
Any one seeking a desirable office
can find one on the second floor of
the Roosevelt Bank Building, Thirty
fifth street and Grand Boulevard.'
For terms of rental apply to Dr. Fan
nie Emanuel, 4358 S. State street
Phone Atlantic 2093.—Adv.
Paper Making in China.
The only modem type paper mill In
China failed. Four special papers
made by old methods are: Bark pa
per. from the paper mulberry; so
called rice paper, sliced <vom a pith;
coarse paper from rice at. and bam
boo paper.
His Lucky Day.
On a number of occasions nuggets
were found in California by men who
were not looking for them. A man
sitting on a bowlder at Pilot Hill, 131
Dorado county, was Idly chipping it
with a small hammer when his eya
caught the glint of gold. The bowlder
yielded $8,ouo.
Making Bad Diamonds Good.
Until recently yellow diamonds were
difficult to sell. Now the stone la
placed over a small hole in a block of
lead. Radium rays are directed into
this hole, and slowly a change takes
A Sea Desert.
In the South Pacific ocean, west of
Patagonia, is a sea-desert which con
tains so few forms of marine life that,
it Is claimed, whales and sharks fre
quently die of hunger before they find
their way out.
Reproof Not to Be Avoided.
Aversion from reproof Is not wise,
ft is a mark of a little mind. A great
nnn can afford to lose; a little, In
•-'"nUViint fellow Is afraid of'being
muffed out.--Cecil.
Fi-st Example of Rickets.
Tlx- tames of an ape which h’ad f»eeo
•onfi e<l in a Theban temple some 2,
>00 B. c. have furnished the first
tnown example of rickets.
Masterpiece Oddly Written.
“S*-ngs to David." the lyrical poem
of SO stanzas, was wrlttten hy Christo
pher Smart during lucid Intervals of
his wild madness.
Smart Small Girl.
i^tall Girt (as sister’s flance Blips
on » mana skin)—Look mamma, he’s
worshiping the ground she treads onl
—London Answers.
Odd Birth Records.
In Fiji and Samoa it is common
iractiee to tattoo on the hand of a
not her the dates of her children’s
Musk-Ox Old American Resident.
The remains of musk-ox have been
found in Kentucky and the remains of
walruses in New Jersey.

Women Professional Chemists.
There, are about 20,000 professional
chemists in the United States and
abou( a thousand of these are women.
Friendship throws a brighter luster
on prosperity, while it lightens adver
sity by sharing its griefs and anxi
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Baskets From Sardinia.
Baskets, made of leaves of s dwarf
pflfcn In Sardinia, are sold In this coun
Thought far the Day.
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