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Taf t And Sherman -
The Colored Voters
Will Stand by The
Grand Old Party
BY PHIL H. BROWN ASSISTANT DD2ECT0R OP PUI OJOTTS
BEPUBLIOAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE AUDITOBIUM HOTEL, CHICAGO.
HON. THOMAS GALLAGHER.
Democratic Candidate for Re-election to Consress from the 8th Congressional
.District, Who Voted and Worked In Congress for an .Appropriation of
$50,000 to Aid toe Colored People to Properly Celebrate the Fiftieth An
niversary of Their Freedom In 1913 and Every Colored Voter In His Dis
trict Should on Tuesday, November 5, Assist to Re-elect him to Congress.
ST. MARY'S A. It E. CHURCH,
5251 Dearborn St.
Rev. Jas. Higgles, Pastor.
Services 10:45; 7:45.
a 8. 1:45. Mrs. M. Clark, Supt.
C E. 6:45. Mrs. L. Jones, Pres.
.7:45. Eev. D. L. McGriff -will
Monday Eve. Eev. Cato of Elgin,
Trill begin services and continue all
Tnesday Eve. General Class.
Sunday, Nov. 10th, Quarterly Meet-Jag.
BeVjW. D. Cook of Quinn Chapel
will preach at 3 o'clock, also Quinn
Chapel Choir mil sing.
THE APPOMATTOX CLUB.
INFORMAL DANCnra PARTY AT
Thursday evening, November S, an
informal dancing party trill be given
at the Appomattox club, 3441 Wabash
avenue. Each member of the club trill
be entitled to invite one couple-as his
John T. Morton, Prof. William
Emanuel, A. McGowan, H. F. Catlin,
and P. Herrin, committee on entertainment.
COLORED PREACHER IN MIGHTY
When the clerk of the court called
the name of Mrs. Mary Hart, Tuesday,
October 29th, probably the oldest
prisoner ever in the Desplaines street
court was arraigned before Municipal
Judge Torrison. Mrs. Hart, 1858 Car
roll avenue, is a Colored womah one
hundred years old. She was arraigned
on a charge of disorderly conduct on
the complaint of D. J. demons, 3534
Vernon avenne, a Colored minister.
Knowing nothing about the trouble
between Eev. Clemons and Mrs. Hart,
but it seems to us that it was very
unmanly on his part to have her ar
rested and dragged into court.
CoL Daniel Moriarity, head of the
fighting 7th Begiment Illinois National
Guard, is gaining much strength each
day in his contest for one of the com
missioners of Cook county, and as he
has many friends in all parts of it; he
looks like an easy winner.
Mrs. Charles Lapsley of Chicago,
who for the past three years has been
living in Prince Bupert, British Co
lombia is en route here from Seattle.
Mrs. Coleman was agreeably sur
prised when at an early hour her
friends came in to remind her that
God had spared her to see 76 years of
age, being of a retiring nature as her
daughter made no mention of the Day,
she thought it had been forgotten, and
decided to just let it pass by unnoticed
but as she afterward remarked, "All
things come to he who waits,'1 those
present were, Mrs. Taylor, 5628
Wabash, Mrs. Harris, 5208 State, Mrs.
Beasley and daughter, 4719 Evans,
Mrs. Pope, and Mrs. Johnson, 5402
State, Mrs. V. Johnson, Mrs. Scott,
5360 State, Mrs. Howell, 4315 Calu
met, Mrs. Tolkins, 5124 Dearborn, Mrs.
Bond, Mrs. Parish, 5208 State St,
dainty refreshments were served and
a pleasant evening spent, Mrs. Pearl
Randolph presided at the piano.
XmXMUZm J. 9GYLJL I
The end of the most interesting
presidential contest the nation has wit
nessed since the celebrated Jefferson
Burr contest of a hundred years ago,
brings the Colored men of the country
in the North and South alike face
to face with the political crisis prom
ised in 1896, when the bourbon South
began the insiduous campaign for the
subjugation of the,. Colored citizen a
campaign, as all men now see, that
culminated in the amazing attitude of
Theodore Boosevelt, and in the bold
and wicked daring of the captains sur
rounding him, who are notorious no
less as enemies to a democracy to in
clude all men of all races than as
buccaneers on the high sea of political
Six weeks ago Colored men had
political blind staggers. They saw all
things and discerned nothing. They
heard a name and saw a-form. They
did not realize that that name, once
a sign of justice, was become a byword
in the seats of the dishonored; and that
form, once a majestic figure, was now
but a shadow of a mighty man!
Theodore Boosevelt, in the first blush
of a new political stroke, appealed to
the imagination of the great mass of
Colored people. But as his plans and
purposes nnioided uemseives bexore
the people, under the logic and fearful
eloquence of leading Colored men,
aroused for their people's sake, Mr.
Boosevelt 's part in the chief political
conspiracy of the century became dear.
Zeal gave -way to thought, and thought
did its work. Prom Santa Cruz to
Nahant, and from the tell-tale waters
of Niagara to El Paso, Colored men
are now in dread battle against two
forces of evil arrayed with like power
against them and against their chil
dren Mr. Boosevelt and his cohorts
on the one hand, and on the other, tie
ancient enemies of the state, the party
wearing the label of Democracy, but
really floating the flag of oppression.
The charge has often been made that
Colored men follow personalities
moving figures in the political arena
and that they care little for platforms
and principles. That this charge is I shelter from political storm. Adv.
without foundation is seen in the al
most unanimous rejection by Colored
men of the principles of the Progress
ive party particularly of a platform
that includes .a pledge to every cause
save the cause of tho American Negro
and their return to the principles
and platform of the Bepublican Party,
that has stood unmoved against all the
changing years, and that now suffers
the bitter opposition of the voters be
cause the party ieaders refused to
betray or desert the Colored Bepub
lieans of the South.
Colored men know that the woeful
possibilities of the Initiative, for by
that sign the Democratic party in the
South, twin-devil with the Progressive
party, disfranchised tho Colored men
of the South, starting in Mississippi in
Colored men are alive to the evil
consequences of the Beferendum, for
under that star the ignorant white
electorate of the South put their seal
of approval upon the crimes of the
Democratic constitutional conventions
that had annulled the spirit and de
graded the letter of the amendments
to the organic law.
Colored men understand the sig
nificance involved in the acceptance
and adoption bf the Beeall, for they
have seen the judiciary of an entire
nation tremble when they should be
strong in the law against the ignorant
wrangle of the mob. Colored men are
aware that the property and personal
and political rights of the Negro race
would in no wise be secure or sacred
if a Beeall by the prejudice-drunken
poDulaco awaited a judge who dared
to be true.
Theso are. principles, eternal prin
ciples, and Colored men everywhere are
awake to them, their importance, their
significance and their possibilities.
Booker T. Washington, himself a great
Bepublican, and an ardent advoeate of
the re-election of President Taft, is
right: the interest of the Negro every
where is one, and he is again right
when he boldly 'takes his place under
the Bepublican banner as the safest
JOSEPH E. BIDWILL, JB,
Cleric of the Circuit Court and Bepublican Candidate for Be-election to tia
same Position Tnesday November 5th. Commended by all the judges m
Bureau of Efficiency.
Joseph E. BidwiB, Jr., the present
efficient clerk of the Circuit Court, and
Bepublican candidate for re-election to
the game position, Tuesday, November
5th, was born in this city July 1, 1883.
His parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E.
BidwiB, were also born in Chicago,
and have witnessed its marvelous
growth, from a fair sized country
town, to one of tho best and one of
the largest and most enterprising cities
in the world.
The present clerk of the Circuit
Court; received his early education in
the public schools of this great city;
finishing it or rounding it out, at St.
HON. JOHN E. MTLHOLLAND,
CHAIRMAN OP THE NATIONAL
TnrBiiii'i'iVK COMMITTEE OF
THE CONSTITUTION LEAGUE.
Strikes At Joseph Medlll Patterson
"The Tribune" Chicago And
Booker T. Washington.
The Hon. John E. Milholland, chair'
man of the National Executive Com
mittee, of the Constitution League of
the United States, with headquarters
in New York City, which has for its
motto, "Equality of Bights is the
first of Bights," strikes at Joseph
Medill Patterson, "The Tribune"
Chicago, niinois, the copy of the tele
gram following and also the copy of
the letter to Booker T. Washington,
respecting the Jack Johnson affair,
Philadelphia, October 25, 1912.
Joseph Medill Patterson,
If yon can persuade the Governor
to call out State Militia, I might try
to induce President Taft to mobilize
the Army in Cook County, and the
Fleet on Lake Michigan. This with
the Attorney General in personal
charge of, Federal prosecution would
possibly protect chaste Chicago," and
immaculate Minneapolis from the de
moralizing influence" of that Hell
loathed creature, Jack Johnson, whose
primary offense of failing to get him
self born white, has been supplemented
by daring to become the gamest and
most, scientific fighter since Castor
and Pollox, and .finally, by venturing
upon a. love affair without the consent
of all the Common Councils and Boards
of Trade in niinois and Minnesota.
The spectacle of twjj great American
cities lashing themselves into the fury
of a Georgia lynching mob, over an
alleged offense as deplorably common
among whites, as campaign lying, is
a record exhibition to this old gray
world of easting hypocracy, especially,
on the part of a Nation with three
millions stnlattees, quadroons and oc-tar8oas,-among
its native born popula
tion, and that has made wife, swapping
and divorce an .established instiatien.
Aa a. display of mediaeval .race preju
dice it tiptoe up to the Jew baitiag
ef Zing John's time in eld Eagkud.
It disgraces the seat backward VirBl
ste. It is eeaiearertitea beytsd ex-i
prcssion, and as much worse than
Johnson's alleged offense as the Ar
menian Massacres, or Bussian atroci
ties surpass in degree, a barroom row
in Bath House John's bailiwick.
JOHN E. MTT.HOTiTiAND.
COPY OF LETTER.
Philadelphia, Pa, Oct. 2S, 1912.
Dr. Booker T. Washington,
Considering the terrific strain you
recently put upon the confidence of
your friends do you think it quite in
keeping with the eternal fitness of
things for j0" " assume to sit in
judgment upon poor Jack Johnson 1
Is ho not as much a victim of race
prejudice as any man to day within or
without the boundaries of Christen
dom t For if he were not Black would
a word have been heard about the
Of the.ninety millions of people 'in
this Nation you, it seems to me, should
be the very last to assume tho role
that you felt called upon to play on
Very truly yours,
JOHN E. MILHOLLAND,
Ignatius College, Loyola College of
Law and the Lewis Institute.
After graduating with the usual hon
ors, from these various educational in
stitutions, he started out, well forti
fied along these lines, to make a mark
for himself, in this busy and bustling
For some years thereafter, he was
employed as a clerk, in the Chicago
National Bank. Later on he served
in the same capacity, with the Harris
Brothers Trust Company.
Like his father, he always took to
politics, as easily and as readily, as a
duck takes to water and in 1906, he
became the nominee of the Republican
party for Clerk of the Circuit Court
and was elected with a handsome ma
jority and from that time to the pres
ent; ho has been one of the few high
class, public officials in this county and
he has at all times, discharged the du
ties of his office, with considerable ex
The following, judges of the CirsJ
Court; Frederick A. Smith, Jessgj.
Baldwin, John Gibbons, Merritt I.
Pinckney, Adelor J. Petit, B. 8. TtJ.
hill, Kiekham Scanlan, Thoou G.
Windes, Charles M. Walker, Edward 0.
Brown, Frank Baker, Lockwood Ho
ore, George Kersten and Joia P.
MeGoorty; all join in highly comaeai
ing Mr. BidwOl, for the efficient ciz
ner, in which he has conducted tie af
fairs of his office and for voloatarilj
turning over to the county all the in
terests received by him on trust loads
deposited by him.
Aside from this high endorsement bj
the judges of the Circuit Coart; lie ass
becn endorsed by over one thousand
lawyers, the Chicago Bar Association,
the Bureau of Efficiency, and ne stands
on his record.
Less than two years ago, Mr. Bid
will became united in marriage to Miss
Mae Connery, one of the highly ac
complished and beautiful daughters, of
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Connery, 522S
Sheridan Bead, and Mr. and Mrs. Bid
will, are so far the proud and happj
parents of one bright little daughter
and they reside in an attractive home,
at 5120 Sheridan Soad.
Mr. Bidwill, is a prominent member
of tho Knights of Columbus, CatnoL'e
Order of Foresters, Charter Menber
Chicago Court and on Tuesday Novem
ber 5th, many voters regardless of
their past political affiliations, will as
sist to re-elect him Clerk of the Gr
cnit Court of Cook County. Adv't
THE HONORABLE ANDREW RUS- as to the fairness of this primary, and
SEL'S LETTER TO tttt. REPUB- anyone desiring to bo a candidate for
i LICANS OP ILLINOIS. any office had at that time the oppor-
The honorable Andrew Bussel, Be- tunity to present his name. It tha
publican candidate for State Treasurer seems to me, from a strict sense of
of Elinois, has addressed the follow- Justice, that tho candidates who were
ing letter to the Bepublican voters of successful at said primary should be
this state: . the ones who are Voted for at the elee-
Dear Sir: tion on November 5th.
After a vigorous campaign, I was Believing that you will take this
selected on April 9th at the state-wide view of the ease, and trusting that yoa
direct primary, as the standard bearer will support me at the coming election,
of the United Bepublican party, for I am,
State Treasurer. Very truly yours,
There is and has been no complaint ANDBEW BUSSEk
Mrs. AnnaFreneh Roberts, wife of
Mr. W. B. Roberts, died Mon. Oct. 28th
at 8:10 o'clock, A. M. at Grace Hos
Mrs. Boberts was .much loved and
leaves a host of friends and relatives.
She was a niece of Mr. Peter French,
a cousin of Misses Laura and Nettie
French, who have lived in Chicago for
Miss Carrie Barnes a cousin, of Mrs.
Boberts and a trained nurse, from Chi-'
eago Provident Hospital also died .in
K. C. Missouri a few days ago.
Mrs. Roberts was buried from Proti-
deaee Baptist Church Wednesday Oct.
30th at 11 A, M. "
Fermer police 'inspector., Ulcholaa
Hast, who is cioM friend 'of Soger
a SdUTas. aal ''the7 Hon.' John P.
Bojkuw,' is" .wining lo iay: dowa a
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