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Col, Theodore Roosevelt
Starts His Boom For
President of the
HE WILL FIGHT PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT TO THE BIT
TER END FOR THE NOMINATION.
MANY AFRO-AMERICANS IN THIS CITY
THE COUNTRY ARE WHEELING IN
ROUGH RIDING PRESIDENT.
THE ALDERMANIC CONTEST IN THIS CITY DEVELOPED MANY
SURPRISES FOR THE POLITICIANS.
! - week Col. Theodore Roosevelt
a, 1c 'i? the Democratic and Republics-
-'lticians throughout the coun
" - starting his third term boom
- resident of the United State.
'an of his old time followers and
- - cr are coming out in the open
r - him and they will assist him t .
-eh- President William H. Taft to
'He bitter end for the nomination.
t the present time it looks as
though the presidential political tide
ast running against the present oc
cupant of the White House.
One thing is certain and that is
that many Afro-Americans in this city
aad throughout the country are
wheeling in line for the ex-Rough
A Colored Roosevelt headquarters
have already been opened up at 351?
S State Street and the Colored Men's
Roosevelt League of Illinois formed
which is officered as follows:
Geo P. Smith. Pres.; Wm. D.
N'eighbors. Secretary, Jackson Gor
don. Treasurer and W. H. A. Moore,
Chief of Press Bureau. The follow
in? preamble and Resolution were
"t every crisis in the historv of
c- beloved country the Colored
irencan has been in the forefront
f each and every endeavor, nor only
preserve the democratic puroose
"' l"- government, but also to select
e standard bearers who represcr:- i
e 'e truest and most patirotic ex-;----ion
of our national life. In the
"--Pt time of social and political
'-' and Col. Theodore Roosevelt
a-,. rpon a platform of clear nn-
' ' ng of the country's needs.
rfe '- man of the hour and we.
h , j Republicans of the great
oi O. ao. join heartily with the
greater ncmber of Illinois citizens,
who de - his nomination at the next
nationa' Republican convention.
Thereiore. be it Resolved: That we
organize the Colored Men's Roose
velt Ieamse of Illinois. Be it Re
solved -hat the officers of this League
ha'! be a President, 5 Vice Presidents
a 'e-arv a Treasurer, a Chief of
P-.- -e3u n(j an executive cora
" " 'tv members of which the
TWO COLORED LADIES START
ON THE WARPATH AFTER
THE EDITOR OF THE BROAD
after The Broad Ax made
earance baturdav. frebraury
ntaining our article in which
tated that "the writer would
ne hundred dollars to any sane
voman or child if thev can ab-
v prove that "the pictures of
Prominent Colored women,
of the highest society are and
Ven for some time in the
- gallery at the old Harrison
3 " police station nd now at the
w Colored ladies, who are cock.
-" 'hat they are real ladies called
at n on the Phone at the same time
a' 't r'ared in loud and excited
e- that they had never gaied
nPfn either one of their pictures
ba"S ng on the walls of either police
s"-r. n but that they were positive
'-iai they are on exhibition in the
For our part we would not trust
either one of these two Colored la-o-es
any further than we could throw
a heavy greased tailed hop bv the tail
ad we would not believe either one L
Ui Inein under oath, if they" would
sare on the top of a stack of bibles
LINE FOR THE EX-
foregoing officers shall constitute a
Be it further 'Resolved: That the
constitution of the National League
of Republican Clubs shall govern tht
League with such modifications a--hall
be determined by a committer
to be appointed by the Executive
Committee of the League."
The Aldermanic contest at the prim
aries Tuesday, in this city developed
many startling surprises for the poh
ticians and the following were the
winners of the Aldermanic prizes in
the various wards throughout the
Ward 1 Joeph Seamans. R.; John
J. Goughlin. D. 2 Hugh Norris, R .
R. T. O'Keefe. D. 3 J. F. Longeneck
er. R.; Si Mayer, D. 4 H. E. Schultze.
R; John Richert, D. 5 H. A. Brouillet,
R.; Charles Martin, D. 6 W. O. Nance.
R. No Democratic candidate. 7 J. H.
Helwig. R; J. F. Bishop. D. 8 E. M.
Cross. R; R. A. Woodhull. D. 9 Gus
tav Bloom. R: Eugene Block. D. 10
F. J. Bilek, R; F. J. Vavricek. D. 11
William Berg, R; F. W. Bewersdorf.
D. 12 J. F. Sedivy, R; A. J. Cermak,
D.: 13 J. E. Evans, R: Frank Mac-
Donald, D. 14 C. J. Lucas. R: J. E.
Clancy. D.; 15 A. W. Beilfuss. R: F.
T. Bierndt. D 16 J Rybcinski. R.:
J Czekala. D. 17 S. P. Revere. R: S.
S. Walkowiak. D .18 W. G. Hcaly. R.:
C. C. Anderson. D. 19 No Republican
candidate; J. B. Bowler, D. 20 J. B.
Griffin. R; H. L. Pitte. D. 21 J. F.
Burns. R.: W. F. Schofneld. D. 22
J. L. School (short term). R.: C J.
Schaeffer. (short term), D.: Charles
Williams (full term) R: J. H. Bauler.
(full term). D. 23 J. Kjellander. R.;
H. K. Lamport. D. 24 Richard Bart
lett. R.: John Haderlein. D. 25 C. M.
Thomson. R: B. B. Lord. D. 26
George Pretzel. R: Peter Reinberg.
D. 27 E. A. Washburn. R.; F. J. Wil
son, JJ. & William bevenn, tc:
Charles Twigg, D. 29 J. Golombewski.
R: F. M'Dermott. D 30 B..W. Kelly.
R: J. A. Swift. D. 31 V. F. Ringquist.
R ; H. P. Bergen. D. 32 James Rea,
R: M. G. Holding. D. 33 G. H. Brad
shaw; R.; Edw. M'Donnell. D. 34 An
ton Vanek.. R: John Toman. D. 35
C. K. Todd. R.; James Donahue. D.
that would reach up to the high heav
ens, for both of them can lie to beat
DR. GEORGE C. HALL APPOINT-
ED ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
ESTATE Uf itit iAit kjb
ERT T. MOTTS.
Last Wednesday, on motion of At
torney J. Gray Lucas. Judge Charles
S. Cutting, sitting in the Probate
court, appointed Dr. George C Hall,
administrator of the personal estate
of the late Robert T. Motts. his ap
pointment was very agreeable to all
parties interested in the estate.
His bond was fixed by the court at
Fifteen thousand dollars. Dr. Hall.
will assume his duties as administrator
on his return from the south about the
10th of March.
TWO YEARS FOR STEALING
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 28 Two
years in the penitentiary was the sen
tence imposed upon Richan! Palmer
in the Criminal court here today for
the theft of two chickens. He con-
Tire Press, dispatch, failed to state
ffcnf A! ttirharri .rainier. IS a wuiic
CHICAGO, IVlAltOH l. 1 1 1.
HON. SAMUEL A. ETTELSON.
The father and author of the meas ure securing new Armories for the
7th and 8th Regiments, Illinois National Guards, and Republican candidate
for State's Attorneyof Cook County. '
State Senator Samuel A. Ettelson.
Republican candidate for State's At
torney is a native of this great city
and was born on November 19. 1874.
having resided in it since his birth.
He graduated from the West Divi
sion High School in 1892. and attend
ed Harvard College for one year. For
three years, commencing in January.
1894, he was employed during the
day in the City Public Library, and
being of a studious nature, taught
school at night and studied law.
He was graduated from the Chicago
College of Law in 1897. and has
achieved success in his chosen pro
fession, having been connected with
some noteworthy litigation. He is a
member of the law firm of Schuyler.
Ettelson & Weinfeld. With extensisve
Law offices in the New York Life
Mr. Ettelson is a Republican, hav
ing cast his first vote for William
McKinley for President, in 1896. He
became interested in politics in 1904.
and was elected a precinct captain
As the nominee of the Republican
party in 1906, he was elected State
Senator from the Third District.
In the Forty-Fifth General Assem
bly he was made chairman of the
committee on Parks and Boulevard.
and alo a member ot many of the
important committees, during that
session of the Legisliture.
In 1910 he was an independent can
didate for re-election to the Senate at
the primaries, and succeeded in that
campaign in defeating the party can
didate against him. In both the Forty
Six and Forty-Seventh General As
semblies, he was appointed to the
most important committees in the
Senate, chief of which was the Steer
ing Committee. Mr. Ettelson was one
of those who reorganized the Senate,
and succeeded in overthrowing the
notorious "Senate Combine."
He fathered many important state
measures in the interests of the peo
ple, among which was 2 bill that com
pelled the State Treasurer to pay all
interest moneys into the State Treas
ury, thereby seenring for the State an
actual income of $200,000 a year.
He was the author of the State Text
Book Law, which materially reduced
the price of school books, and which
affected every family in the State of
Illinois whose children attend the pub
He was the author of a bill which
authorized the Park Commissioners
to acquire submerged lands, and made
possible the recent contract between
the South Side Park Commission and
the Illinois Central Railroad to beau
tify the lake front and the building of
the Field Museum in Grant Park.
He succeeded in having a referen
dum clause attached to the bill which
provided for bond isucs in the City
of Chicago, thus giving the people the
right to vote on the propriety and ne
cessity of the issuance of bonds.
He was an ardent advocate of the
Women's Ten Hour Law, the Anti
White Slave Law. the Occupational
Disease Law. the Direct Primary 'Act
He procured the passage of the
I law which gave to the Seventh and
i Eighth Regiments in the City of Chi
cago appropriations for the construc
tions of new armories.
Ha was the author of a law which
procured increased allowances for de
pendent girls in industrial schools:
and also of a law which increased the
assistants to the State Factory In
spector for the benefit of inspection
into the sanitation and public health
of all places of employment
He procured the passage of the act
which increased the number of judges
in the Superior Court of Cook County-
He introduced the bill which pro
vided for the construction of sub
ways in Chicago; and also for a se
parate ballot for the judiciary.
He was the author of the bill to
create a Public Service Commission.
In his entire public career he has
always received the unqualify;! en
dowment of the Legislative Voter's
Senator Ettelson is a member of the
Hamilton, the New Illinois Athletic,
the Metropolitan Clubs and the Play
Booker T. Washington
Bitterly Denounced As
A Traitor To His Race
BY THE LEADING AFRO-AMERICANS OF PHILADELPHIAATA
MASS-MEETING HELD IN THAT CITY.
IN THE INTEREST OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LEAGUE, BOTH
WHITE AND COLORED SPEAKERS INSIST THAT 'LYNCH
LAW MUST GO: THAT THE PRESENT LEADERS OF THE
RACE MUST BE DEPOSED.
THAT THE AFRO-AMERICANS MUST STAND UP
FOR THEIR CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS.
Honker T Washington -a de
n unced a a traitor to hi race anil
"midiated as a leader by both Negro
.! lute orators before a hustc as
cmWaeo i Xegrot. Ia-t nisxht at
7ion Ilapttst Church. Thirteenth
-trcet aboc Wallace, to celebYate
'In annier-ary of Lincoln's birth and
proic: against lynching" The
-peaker were vociferously appl ui!ci
ninoment wa-. launched later in
'he meeting to erect a monument to
Thaddeu- Steven, in recognition of
he fact that he wa the father of the
The denunciation of Dr Washing
t n began with the first speaker Dr.
F W Moore, pastor o; the church,
alter asserting that there is a "lynch
ing tru-t.' and announcing that the
slogan of the meeting was ' I.w.r.b
Law Must Go." introduced Dr. Will
iam A. Sinclair, president of the
Pennsylvania Division of the Consti
tutional League, under whose aus
pices the meeting was held. He said
"Leaders, not of our own choice,
but selected by our ancient foes, are
traveling over the country urging us
not to agitate when we are wronged,
but to keep quiet. You do not need to
be told that the foremost of these is
Dr. Booker T. Washington.
"If Doctor Washington urges us to
be still when men of our race arc
put to death without trial, when they
arc burned to death within sight of
courts of justice, when they are di
franchied wholesale. when our
women are forced into Jim Crow cars
which are worse than hog pens, he
is a traitor to his race anl r- Amer
"The time has come to throw off
the yoke. No man should lead unle-s
he leads rightly. No man should take
charge of the Negro race to manage
it to peddle out ofhees and to keep
in touch witn nign powers. Kisc in
your might and you will get your
rights. Through the support of the
Constitutional League you can wipe
out lynch law. disfranchisement and
egregation. the triple disgrace of
20th centrury civilization."
Doctor Sinclair called attention to
i . c .. .. x. -
J the fact that there are no Negroes in
Congress, although there are 12,000.
000 of that race in the country, and.
he said. "2000 Negro babies are ar
ing every day."
It was John E Milholland. of New
York, president of the Constitutional
League, who launched the movement
to erect a memorial to Steven. He
was the one white speaker. He paid
his respects to Doctor Washington
COST OF CONSUMPTION.
It is of course, well understood by
every one who thinks at all that sick
ness costs money.
As is well known, doctors and un
dertakers do not work for nothing
and medicines are expensive and
druggists usually do business only
on a cash basis. Then comes the loss
of wages added to all the rest; so
that only a few weeks' sickness for
the average family means no little
financial loss, to say nothing of the
suffering and anxiety that -always at
tend serious illness of any kind.
Consumption costs more than per
haps does any other disease; for the
reason that with those stricken,
usually a year or more elapses be
tween the date of onset and the death
of the patient
A study made of 244 cases of pa
tients that had died from consump-
(tion in Boston, disclosed that each
by -amg "The man who tells you to
keep peace in the face of the evils
that have been perpetrated upon
yw whj. I know of nothing thi
-idt- of perdition that will fit his case."
In urging the Negroes to unite in
prute-ting against lynching, he as
serted that it is probable that Judge
Hook will not be appointed to the
Supreme Court because of the pro-ie-t
of the Negro racc( who resent
ed decisions of his said to have rccog
nized the "Jim Crow" principle.
He also referred to the failure of
the Irish re-idents of Philadelphia to
halt the per irmance of "The Play
boy of the Westsern World," con
trasting it with the success of the
prote-t of Negroes against the pro
duction of "The Clansman" several
He urged the Negroes to put forth
every effort in the fight to halt lynch
law lest it grow. "Do you think it
will stop a Coatesviller" he asked.
"No. thej will burn you on Bunker
Hill, in the shadow of the monument
In conclusion he scored the Fede
ral authorities tor their do-nothing
attitude in the matter, although he took
occasion to absolve the Pennsylvania
authorities of blame in the failure of
the Coatcsville prosecutions, paying
a tribute to ttorney General Bell for
his efforts to bring the lynches to
"Judge- and Governors defeated
these unspeakable acts." he said,
"while the doughfaced leaders at
Washington sit idly by and say they
can do nothing. Why. there is a Fed
eral investigation po-t haste in almost
any other sort of crime.
"The government that will not de
fend its defenders ought to be wiped
off the face of the earth. You calf
this treason? It is patriotism."
Among the other speakers were
Dr. R. C. Woods, of Lynchburg, Via .
who asserted that Negroes are dis
franchised and lynched so that they
may be discouraged and lose heart in
their efforts to raise themselves as a
race to a level with the whites. He
was thunderously applauded when he
quoted the advice of a certain Vir
"If you want to stop lynch law, fix
yourselves so that when they come
to get you some one else will go to
heaven with you."
The Rev. Dr. W. A. Creditt, of this
city, advised his hearers to go into
politics in an effort to put an end to
their wrongs The Public Ledger.
Philadelphia. Pa . Tuesday. Feb. 20.
had lost on an average of 58.03 weeks
of work: that the average weekly
rate of wages of these men was
SI 1.89, making s. total loss in wages
along of S170.965.
Of 256 living cases it was found
that each had lost an average of 893
weeks at an average wage of $11.38.
or a total loss of $255,074. making a
grand total wage loss of the 500 cases
studied, of $420,039.
But in addition to the direct loss
suffered by the patients themselves.
it cost the city of Boston, $73584 to
care for them in its public hospitals
and other charitable institutions. It
is of interest, too, to note that 422 of
the 500 cases were men with families:
and 161 of these families were whol
ly without any means of income dur
ing the time the patients were com
Consumption is a bad-air disease.
It is also a house disease; purer air,
good food and right Irving wilr help
as to avoid it