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No. 52 The Thirty-Second Anniversary Edition of The Broad Ax Will Appear Saturday, October 22. It Has Been Published in this City for Almost Twenty-Eight Years Without Missing One Single Issue, a Feat Which Has Not Been Accomplished by _____ Any Other Weekly Newspaper in Chicago HON. WILLIAM HALE THOMPSON The fighting and hustling Mayor of Chicago, who has started West on an extensive lecturing or speaking tour in the interest of flood control and the deep water highway. While absent he will visit St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minn., Omaha, Neb., Portland, Ore., and other cities on the Pacific Coast. SENATOR KING SCORES AMER ICAN RULE IN HAITI Salt Lake City.—Senator William H. King of Utah, addressing members of the local club Satrudav said: “Amer ica’s imperialistic policy in invading Haiti in 1915 and the succeeding years of suppression which it forced upon the one-time republic is breaking down the confidence the South American and Central American nations have in the United States. “If our nation is to maintain that confidence which was inspired by pro mulgation of the Monroe Doctrine, with its warning note to Eastern Hemisphere countries, then we must withdraw and set free Haiti and let the ambition and dream of every one of its inhabitants be realized.” Continuing, Senator King said: “If the voice of Haiti could be heard today, it would be more than 99 per cent in favor of the United States’ withdrawal, but by secret treaties and loans with their expected future obli gations, the LTnited States has sealed I Haiti's subjugation for the next forty years.” WOMAN RELUCTANT ABOUT TALKING; FRIGHTENS COM MUNITY BY ACTIONS (Preston News Service) Selma, Ala., Sept. 9.—A demented but harmless woman calling herself “Kittie” and refusing to talk, was ar rested by officers of Douglas county, in the Orrville neighborhood, where she had frightened a whole community of persons from their homes by her strange actions. The helpless creature was brought to the county jail and given a com fortable berth until she can be sent to the Negro Asylum for insane, near Mobile. The woman is a stranger to all who have seen her and is unable to give any information about herself or place of residence. The only words she speaks is “yes sir,” to all questions put to her by officers of the jail. HON. W. T. FRANCIS Recently, Mr. Francis was appointed United Statc« Mmi*ter and Consul-General to Liberia, west coast ofAfra^W President Ctdrin Coolidge, and on Mon^y eTenmg^Sept. 12, he will be tbe highly honored guest of „ Club, 3632 South Parkway, and assist to highly eoj y elegant banquet to be given in bu honor. The 32nd Anniversary Edition of The Broad Ax Will Be Just As Fine and Artistic As the Previous Anniversary Editions of This Newspaper. In Short It Will Reach the Highest Water Mark in Artistic Afro-American Journalism in This Country. It Will Be Printed on the Finest American Half-Tone Aber deen Book Paper One Hundred and Ten Pounds to the Ream Costing 15 Cents Per Pound. The Paper Will Be Supplied by Bradner, Smith and Company, Wholesale Paper Dealers, 333 Desplaines Street. It Will Contain Many Beautiful Half-Tone Cuts of the Leading Citizens and Politicians, Both Democrats and Republicans Residing in Chicago. Many of the Big Head Line Politicians Have Already Started to Break or Bust Into the 32nd Anniversary Edition of The Broad Ax. » The Funeral Services on Tuesday Morning at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church Over * the Remains of the Late Patrick H. O’Donnell Was Largely Attended by All Classes of Citizens His Generous Contributions to Religion and Science Will Stand As a Living Monument to His Memory for Many Ages. He Was One of the Best and Most Sincere Friends of the Colored Race in America. Patrick H. O'Donnell who was one of the greatest lawyers in this coun try, eloquent and fiery orators ever born of a woman on this earth, sud denly closed his eyes in death at the home of his sister, Mrs. Michael Guckien, at Burrows, Ind. Cerebral Hemorrhage was the direct cause of his untimely death; at the time of his passing away he was almost 65 years old. He was born in Carroll County, Ind., of extremely poor Irish immi grant parents and died on his own farm near where he was born. When he had plenty of time he wrote his own obituary which runs in part as follows: “Patrick H. O’Donnell was born on a farm in Carroll County, Indiana, 61 years ago of Irish immigrant parents. On the death of his father he remained at the parental post uzitil the younger children of the family were well pro vided for. Entering Georgetown Pre paratory School, he made the complete course through college and university, graduating with high honors in law and with a reputation already made as a powerful speaker. “Specializing in Greek classics, he translated the Odyssey, the Illiad and the seven plays of Sophocles. He won prizes in Greek that .had been con ferred but two or three times in a century.. On entering professional life, Mr. O’Donnell took up the practice of law in Chicago. Erected Church “For many years Mr. O’Donnell has ^fven his attention to works of re ligion and education. His first not able contribution was a church which he had erected at his own expense on the site of his birthplace. It is a beautiful, solid Gothic structure. "Later on he found that the great Jesuit missionary to Alaska, Rev. F. Barnum, had spent eight years in learn ing the Eskimo language, had made a grammar and. reduced to writing legends and folklore of the people. It was impossible to publish this colos sal work as a commercial enterprise as it was meant only for scholars and students of comparative languages. Thereupon Mr. O’Donnell published this great series at his own expense, and today, it is found in all the large libraries of the world. “Years ago, after the terrible earth quakes of San Francisco, Port Royal and in the Mediterranean, the scientific world endeavored to discover, if pos sible, the cause of these cataclysms. It was known that if it could be de termined where the earth's crust is thick and where thin, it would be fea 4* sible to locate the best places where cities might be built, great public works erected and harbors and ports developed. It was necessary to estab lish earthquake observatories all over America and to have one master ob servatory to direct all the rest. The universities at once began competition for this master observatory. At Mr. O'Donnell’s orders Georgetown Uni versity built the famous structure which is today known as.the O'Don nell Observatory. It is from this place that the government and the press take all their data and reports.” Leader Among Irish Mr. O'Donnell was extremely active in civic affairs, aside from his legal work. He was a leader among the Irish of the city, for many years being a moving factor of the Irish Fellow ship Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He led in the fight against the Ku Klux Klan in Illinois and was one of the men who fought hardest against the proposed new- con stitution for Illinois, a measure over whelmingly defeated by the voters. Mr. O’Donnell had gone for a visit to the farm of his sister, preparatory to giving a Labor Day address Mon day at Logansport, Ind., six miles from his sister's farm. (Continued on page 3) PATRICK H. O’DONNELL The late Patrick H. O’Donnell, who has passed on West never to return this way again. He leaves to mourn his death a constant and devoted wife, Mrs. O’Donnell, and other mem bers of his family a.id troops of friends. COTTON PICKING DEVICE SUCCESS < Preston News Service) Chicago, Sept. 9.—Another pic turesque feature of the old South is on its way to the discard, with the per fecting of a machine that will pick cot ton. It will supplant the armies of Negroes working through the vast whiteness of the cotton fields. The International Harvester Com panv announced last week that the new machine will cut the last bond that has tied the cotton planter to slow and costly hand-labor and it will drive hun dreds of thousands of Negroes to other employment. Two men can operate the picker—one to drive the tractor haul ing it and the other to manipulate the machine. They can pick two to five bales a day, equivalent to what two men could do by hand labor in eight to fifteen days. HON. THOMAS GALLAGHER Ex-Member of Congress from the Eighth Congressional District of Illinois, who has legions of friends who would be highly delighted to see him re-elected to his old seat in Congress in 1928.