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Subscribe Tor Our Special Prince ball Xmas Issue.
The Metri ipolis Gazette
Motto: “Hew To Thk Link. I kt The Chips Fall Where They May."
VOLUME XXV NO. 41. METROPOLIS, ILIJN US FRIOXV DECEMBER 21 iq22 SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. $2.00 Per Year.
THE OFFICIAL ORGAN, OF PRINCE HALL ^ GRAND LODGE AND MASONIC FAMILY OF ILLINOIS.
[ GRAND MASTER’S WEEKLY GREETINGS j
Ofifica of THOMAS H. SAMUELS
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Mo,t Wortliijjful Prince Hall Grand Lodge
Free and Accepted Masons
lliinosc end Jurisdiction
• Mailing Add.era, 5021 IndianA Avct.
Office, Korin 1, 3956, South State St.
Phono Kenwood 8733.
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IN MEMORIUM
M. W. P.inre Hall Grand
Horn at Bridgetown, Bv.rbadoes,
British West I tides September 12tii,
174X. Made a Mason in Traveling
British Lslfe No. 53, at Copp’s Hill
Horten Jlnrbor, Massnchusotts, on
V.ireh flth, 1775* Appointed the first
Worshipful Master of African Lodge
No. 4 58 under a Warrant from the
Grand Linge W ^England, S* ptember
_’tHh, 174-1. Elected Grand Matter
of the Most Worshipful African
Grand Lodge in Boston, now Thi
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons
of Ma -acini* tt;:, June 24th, 17*Jl.
lied Becembor 7th, 1X07.
O sleep the sleep of the ftlext.
Thou sainted Prince.
'1 hou haet not lived in vain,
For we have eMmhed near the ere t
Of the mount, whence,
Thou didst matk thy name.
Thick ye oh. Master Masons,
On our Prince Hull.
Hoes his iif i ring out t r»«<•?
Let UK have your letter hou.
Answer the call,
Hus it meant naught, ti> you?
Lieut. S. H. Shoemaker
ol Quincy, ill
R. W. b. S. W. Prime Hj!! Masonic
brand Indue ol Illinois.
I
JOIN THE
AMERICAN ST1MLATORS
FOR HOME DEMOCRACY
NO DUES. NO ASSESSMENTS.
For Particulars Write
MISS G. M. REUBEN. EDITOR
Mailing Address 3734, S. State St.
Office Room 1, 3968 S. State Street
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Jeptha Chapter No. 14, O. R, S. will
hold a private installation the 27th
ano serve supper to their members.
Silver Crown Lodge No. 26, F. A.
34. will have a private installation on
the 26 at their hall.
By Wm. McKinley Reed, 3. W„ Gold
*n Gate Lodge No, 43, 325 7 So,
Wabash Avenu®.
T!: • second a van! of the America11
Stimulate1 s vii the subject “WHAT
HAS MASONRY MEANT TO ME"
goes to Brother Wm. McKinley, Reed,
member of Golden Gate Lodge number
No. Hi F. a A, M and active ifi budding
up the fraternity in ad dejM.rlftu.i5tr.
His let* t follows: —
Foc'ally, intellectually and fratenral
ly, Mmonry has meant much to me.
When I v. as initiated in 1920, I was
hardly able to utter the obligation 1
was never a speaker and was extreme
ly embarrassed to talk before even a
“ingil group of people. When I was
called before my Master to show my
self sufficiently proficient to receive
the Fellow craft's degree, the stare
fright left me.
When I wa« employed for a short
time by the Chicago Milwaukee and
St. Fan! Hailway Co., at Ute Iowa, mj
foreman, white, introduced me to a
number of his friends who were Ma
sons. They took me to their white
Masonic lodges, where I was compli
mented upon my proficiency and abili
ty to speak amf prove niy.-c-lf a* a man
Rmlviatjpji. They raid* “many colored
masons are unit tile "to speak mteliigtfnt?
! ly and defend them -elves. ’
I never dreamed that I would be able
to hold an intellectual position any
where; und owe my jiresent social, in
tellectual and fraternal stand to Free
masonry. The memory of Frince Hall
our first Grand Muster v.bo died Do
CtoaI er 7th iHO7 slut!! ever be sweet to
me.
ORDER OF BEES FOR BOYS AND
GIRLS ADOPTED BY MISSOURI
‘1 Order of Bees for boy s and gli s,
the Junior Department of of the Ma
sonic Fraternity, and cony righted by
the Grand Master and Supreme King
Dee, Brother Thus. 11. Samuels is rap
idly growing in popularity in all jurlv
ifiction* of Freemasonry, including
our own.
In a recent communication Brother
Eugene (». Lacey, .Most Worshipful
United Grand Lodge F. & A, M. of
the State nnd jurisdiction of Missouri
said, "I would like to see your Order
of Bees established in ail our Jurisdic
tions, that our children in traveling
fiom one to another will also lint!
friends. I hope your aim is to make it,
universal. 1 will be glad to assist you
with it i:i Missouri. 1 will also thank
you fora copy of your Fraternal Trav
eling Corf iff cate”
King David Lodge will soon petition
for authority to start a Hive and it is
understood that Golden Gate Lodge
No. 45! will do likewise. Both these
lodges will work in co-operation with
the respective Eastern Stur Chapters
w hich they have adopted.
f
JUST A CARD PLEASE.
ORIENTAL LODGE WRITES
INMATES AT THE HOME
--—-- .. i .. >'
If you were shut in from the . i.rside
world, a card at Christmas time would
lie the same as an oaaU in a demon
it would let you know that the bounds
of true love is undying, and cau-.e you
fo believe that ‘ out of sight, does not
always menu out of mind. ”
Oriental Lodge number GS F. & A.
M. has again taken the lead and will
write the inmates of the Home. They
are Brothers Beck, McClain, Lewis,
Rivers, Louis and Sister McClain.
The matron is Sister Hicks and the su
perintendent is Brother Charles Golden
Wont you JOIN THE FRATERNAL
GOOD FELLOWS and send a card as n
greeting from your Chapter, Lopge,
Commanders, Coiisitory, Slnine, Pal
ace, Court. Circle, etc? Of course
candy and other things arc always ac
cepted hut just a card moans w much.
SPECIAL PRINCE IiALL ISSU.2
! The American Stimulators a o
planning a special Prince 1 fut! Mem
orial i ,ue of the Gazette,’which will
contain cuts, aulobiographies, arti
clea of and by lire various present
and past Grand Officers and Subor
dinate officers of the various depart -
j inerts of the Fraternity and its Ad
aptive liii.es, also a brief history of
j Illinois Ma.onic Jurisdiction. This
: will be something you will want to
preserve. It will be printed on spec
ial paper and will bo worthy of tit*
interest of the entire Masonic Fam
ily. The yearly subscription of the
Gazette is only $2.00 per year. We
, have not missed an issue in 25 y> ars.
j \s the Grand Lodge has adopted this!
’ ■per as its official organ we hope ]
to have its columns used by the en
ra Masonic Family. You will note
that it is improving each week and
will find it just the thing the Crafts
needs for fraternal, social, coin
in' reial stimulus. As an advertising
m- li’.im the 25 000 members '•[ the
Masonic Family about 1 !,1U0 of
whom are in Chicago will be found
as appreciative readers of anything
you may have to offer. Masons are
among the most liberal, progressive
buyers in the world.
Mail yo ir subscription for the Ga
zette for one year today. You will
want the «pecial Prince Hall issue,
and those that follow and those that
follow, but wo may be sold out.
ORDER NOW!
THOS. H. SAMUELS,
M. W. Grant! Master Prince Hal! Masonic Grand Lodr»c
j DR. W. B. BEATY
IR. W. G, Treas. of Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge. III.
i A. L. LEE, CRAiND PATRON CON
STITUTES CHAPTER.
Brother Albeit F. Lee, of Cham
paign, Illinois rrfcnd Worthy Patron'
of EurekwGrand 'fcapter, Orderof the
Eastern Star, of Illinois and Jtirisdic
j tion, will he pro-or r in Chicago to con
stiiutti IItram hapicr at the Union
Masonic Temple Idee. !*th at F p. m. |
Great Thoughts Born in 8til!ne«».
| All tl.e rev-jflutlor.' the -■ • "■ '■
lake must he calm If
r.» to I»e reflected on Its
rierhy.
Snai'* Spread Devastation.
On die roasts of Ceylon quite lately
:i plague nt stiullv occurred. Million*
and millions were to l>e found every
where, and scene of them were report
ed to weigh y pound each. They began
by feeding on and destroying young
coconut trees, and then \\%nt on to the
rubber trues. The government took
-teps promptly an<i managed to 'stop
«Heir devastations.
Nobleness Is Diffused.
As one lamp lights another, nor I
grows less, so nobleness enkindle0 I
nobleness.—Jonas Unseell f.owell
SAVAG FIENDS ARE
AGAIN ACTIVE
One Man Burned At Stake In Florida, thousands
Look On With Fiendish Glee As Flames Gousume
Human Body.
USUAL MANUFACTURED “CONCESSION” GIVEN TO
PRESS BY MOB MEMBERS
Arkansas and Texas Join in Celebrating
Death of Dyer AntMyching Bill
Ry Associated Negro Ilresa.
Perry, F'la., Dec. If.—About
a week ago a young white
school teachers was brutally mur
dered near this city and at tirst it
was presumed that crime was com
Jmitted by white poisons A pre
| tended Investigation was made and
the first idea abandoned and the
•crime was fixed on Negroes and
| attention given to tracing down
•the “black brute” or “brutes.”
• Having learned that two or three
: Negroes had leit the vicinity some
.days ago and wc.it »u points in
| Georgia, the tire authorities turn
jed their attention in that direction
land socn located the par ics sus
'picioncd and placed or had them
1 placed under arrest. One. Char
lie Wright. was arrested in Madi
son County, F'loiida, and Albert
Young, colored, was arrested in
! Kindlalou, Geoigia. Both denied
that the)' had committed the.crime
! While the sheriff of Taylor
.County was conveying tire two
> prisoners to another county for
. safekeeping, a mob said to be of,
iabout a thousand men intercept-:
jed him and took the two men and
after a “mob trial” convicted |
Wf'ght of tin: crime tied him to a
stake and built a fire about his
feet and body and burned himj
• alive. The mob made Wright j
confess the dime According to
l the statement of mob Wright ex
onerated Young, but placed the
robbery of the victim on another
Negro. The real presumption is,
that some white person or persons
committed the crimes and that the
mob, knowing these facts, placed
the blame upon Wright to quiet
the public mind.
In this, ' human burning Flor
ida has been the first state to cel
ebrate the “death of the Dyer
Bill.”
Texas Lynching.
istreetman, Trzas, Dec. 14.—
After haviag been accused of an
attemp'ed assault upon a white#^
school teacher near here, a t
days ago, George Gay, Nepaod
years, was hanged to a{f.
bis body riddled with I'
me penalty
Gay paid the jrcumsiantiai
of death only up' ^ ^ mobs.
evidence accr .n th<jt |he youllR
OVU3 stately cMe refused td iden
WOtT>™ victim. This seemed to
"ariate the already impatient
mob. and upon demand, the sher
iff turned his prisoner over to the
leader, who was unmasked^
well known !n the community*
Ropes and guns ol many descrip
tions were gathered as the victim
was tied to an automobile drag
ged down the road to a tree,
where the lifeless body was strung
up to a limb and was made the
target of two hundred shots.
Following the lynching, *»'any
Negroes were driven out oi town.
Many hcm.’s were burned, includ
ing a Negro hotel.
No arrests have been made and
the authorities arc making no ef
forts to apprcfWw^ those guilty ot
of murder.
Arkansas Lynching
Morriiton. Ark., Dec 24.—
Following the shooting oi Deputy
Sheriff Grant Farris, I..s!ic Smith
a Negro, was taken by a mob ami
lynched.
According to repot ts, the depu
ty went to the Negro’s home to
arrest him for peace disturbance
and during a controversary, in
which heated words were exchan
ged, it is charged that Smith shot
die deputy, inflicting a slight
wound from which he will recov
er. 1 he deputy succeeded, how
ever, in lodging his prisoner in
die county jail.
As soon as the news spread oi
the wounding of Deputy Farris by
a Negro, a mob of nearly a thous
and formed and gathered at the
county jail, clamoring for blood.
On the pretext of an attempt
Continued on Page Three. ,
Rev. J. B. McCniry,
Past R. W. G. Chaplain. Prince Hall Ma
sonic Grand lodge of W. t
I Moderator of Mt. Olive BaptiPt
Association and castor of
Unity Church,
BrooW^* wishes all of
pastors and members of the
District Many Conversions.
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