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endar Act of March S, 117.
TACK
JOHNSON RELEASED ON
BONDS.
Concluded from Page 1.
swung up from a lamp post and his
body riddled with bullets it' would be
light punishment for his sins."
This Holy man of God would un
doubtedly be perfectly willing to for
give Jack Johnson of all his great sins
aside from his monkeying with lewd
white ladies, at the same time, no
doubt he thinks it is eminently right
and just for white gentlemen to spend
much of their time in raping innocent
young Colored girls.
The Afro-Americans in this city
should raise from $2000 to $5000, with
out delay and make a united effort to
prosecute and punish, this so-called,
Holy man of God, under the Federal
law, for advocating mob and lynch law
murder and bloodshed, and he should
be sent to jail for six months or one
year, in order to give him ample time
to cool off and to cease from railing
and shooting off his mouth, in favor of
mob and lynch law, and against the
orderly administration of justice, by
the constituted authorities.
v For our part, we have no more faith
in his brand of the religion of the
Cross, than the head devil has for
Holy Water.
Judge K. M. Landis; United States
District Attorney, James H. Wilkerson,
and his assistant Harry A. Parkin, all
claim; that they are not controlled by
race prejudice in the Johnson case;
that he will receive a square deal when
no attempt is made, to put over on
them a fake or bogus bond.
The Afro-Americans of Cleveland,
Ohio, are willing to put up a real es
tate bond, for $100,000, to aid Jack
Jolmson, for they feel that he is un
duly being persecuted, instead of being
fairly prosecuted by the government
officials.
In all parts of the country, the Col
ored people are wrought up, to a high
pitch of excitement, over the cruel
treatment, he is receiving at the hands
of the government. On Wednesday
morning, the following pitched legal
battle, occurred between judges, Lan
dis and Carpenter, the attorney's rep
resenting the government and Lawyers
William G. Anderson and Edward H.
Wright, who are waging a strong and
fierce legal battle in behalf of Jack
Johnson.
The wrangle came up in court, in
ran effort to have his bond reduced
-mfiich was as follows in this manner.
"After Judge Carpenter had refused
ra -reduction of bail and had refused to
estate what bond would be required on
the four new indictments, in the event
of .the acceptance of a bond on the
first charge, W. G. Anderson of coun-j
-sel for Johnson appealed to Judge
Landis.
"This -Batter is now in the hands
of Judge Carpenter and I have not
jurisdiction," said Judge TahAi,
The judge paused a moment. Then
Ire leveled a finger at the gathering of
Johnson's lawyers.
"You gentlemen, not you Mr. Ander
son, in. particular, but you gentlemen
have for soma reason circulated the
statement that this court has made
"the bond in Johnson's ease excessive
because he is & Negro.
"There has been effort to raise the
-race issue, to make this case a race
question.
"I want to say here and sow that
-any such statement is a lie."
Judge Landis then addressed himself
'to Anderson.
"Do .yon think 2 made the bond in
Johnson's ease $30,000 because he is
ca black man J"
"No," replied .Anderson, "but I
now believe the bond to be excessive
in the light of. -the four subsequent in
dictments," Judge Landis. beckoned- to another
lawyer, Edward Hi Wright.
"What is your connection with this
case! c. : - .
-"I an associated with Mr. Ander
son," Mi Wright answered.
"DidLNot Mean EenecUon."
"Yonheard "what Mr. Anderson said,
did yon not!" -asked Judge Landis.
, "Tea. But X did not mean-to east
an reflection on TtrarTic&or -when I
said -that the government was preju
diced in,' this: -case," responded' Mr.
Wriifcl.
"I may appear before your honor
later to seek redress because of the
government 'a prejudice."
Judge Landis said he nad receivca
numerous anonymous letters charging
that he was prejudiced and pleading
with him to allow the Negro his free
dom on bonds. He said he was act
ing within the law and that he would
insist that every requirement be com
plied with in the bond proceedings, in
view of the effort to deceive the court.
Judge Carpenter told Lawyers
"Wright and Anderson of Johnson's
counsel to submit their bondsmen's
names to the district attorney and to
present the bond properly signed to
Charles A. Buell, chief deputy clerk,
for approval.
Messrs. Anderson and Wright, fully
expect to succeed, in having Jack
Johnson set at liberty on a good and
sufficient bond in a very short time.
Special announcement Jack Johnson
was released on bonds Friday morning
between ten and 11 o'clock.
HEALTH NOTES.
We seek the fresh air in summer and
most of us avoid it in the winter.
This is wrong. Fresh air is needed all
the time; day and night, winter and
summer. Be careful then about your
air supply.
We need food three times a day and
fresh air IS times a minute.
If we were all as careful about
breathing tainted air as we are about
eating tainted food, the dirty-air dis
eases would soon disappear.
Uncle Sam has joined in the fight
against the dangerous common drink
ing cup by adding to the Inter-State
Quarantine regulations the following
order: "Common carriers shall not
provide in cars, vehicles, vessels or
conveyances operated in interstate
traffic or in depots, waiting rooms or
other places used by passengers travel
ing from one state or territory or the
District of Columbia to another state
or territory or the District of Colum
bia, any drinking cup, glass or vessel
for common use; Provided, that this
regulation shall not be held to preclude
the use of drinking cups, glasses or
vessels which are thoroughly cleansed
by washing in boiling water after use
by each individual, nor shall it be held
to preclude the use of sanitary devices
for individual use only.
The above order in effect abolishes
the use of the 'common drinking cup
on railway and steamship lines in the
United States that are engaged in in
terstate traffic. This action of the
Federal Government should stimulate
the states that have not already placed
laws forbidding the use of common
drinking cups on their statute books
to do so at once. The common drink
ing cup is dangerous because it is a
medium through which dangerous and
loathsome diseases are spread. Its use
should not be tolerated in any enlight
ened community.
JTJLDJS P. TAYLOB SENT TELE
GRAMS OP UONGRATULATIONS
TO GOVERNOR WOODROW WIL
SON, GOVERNOR THOMAS R.
MARSHALL AND CONGRESSMAN
WILLIAM STJLZER.
The latter part of last week; Julius
F. Taylor sent the following telegrams
of congratulation, to the three above
named distinguished gentlemen.
"Chicago, November 7, 1912. To
Hon. Woodrow Wilson, 98 West State
Street, Trenton, New Jersey. Accept
my hearty congratulations on your elec
tion to the presidency of the United
States." Julius F. Taylor, 5027 Ar
mour Avenue.
"Chicago, November 7, 1912. Hon.
Thomas B. Marshall, Indianapolis, Ind.
Accept my hearty congratulations on
your election for Vice-President of the
United States." Julius F. Taylor,
Editor, The Broad Ax, 5027 Armour
Avenue."
"Chicago, November 7, 1912. Hon.-
WiHiam Sulzer, 115 Broadway, New
York City, N. Y. Aeeept my hearty
congratulations on your election- for
Governor of New York. You are the
right man in the right place." Julius
F. Taylor.
On Tuesday evening the following
acknowledgment of our telegram to
Governor Marshall, was received.
Indianapolis, November 12, 1912.
Julius F. Taylor, 5027 Armour Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois:
"Governor and Mrs. VnrnTmTi convey
their heartfelt thanks for your- more
than generous good wishes."
ATTORNEY, CHARLES A. WARD,
OPERATED OK AT ST. LUKE'S
HOSPITAL.
Mr. Charles A. Ward the brilliant
young Chicago lawyer underwent a.
surgical operation at St. Luke's Hoe:
pital on Tuesday last for a trouble
which he has suffered from for the last
two weeks. Dr.-Daa-WiHiaras who
operated on him stated that he is
rapidly iHrproviag with, -every prospect
of an early recovery.
The Affairs
Arthur Johnson are
Not a Racial Matter.
HIS ACHIEVEMENTS AS A PRIZE FIGHTER AND THS ! MONEY HE HAS
MADE ABE ALL PEBSONAL NOT RACIAL.
BOOKEB T. WASHINGTON TAKEN TO JJJSS
PEBSONAL CONDUCT IS AN INJURY TO THE WHOLE AFBO-AMEBI-
C AN BADE.
Wo are publishing an article with
reference to the people concerning
what has grown out of statements as
to John Arthur Johnson and his con
nections with Lucilo Cameron. It
seems that it has excited matters to
an extent that most every newspaper
has commented upon the affair. Prob
ably this is duo because of this man's
world-wide prominence and the cham
pion pugilist of the world. Although
when it comes to color of tho skin
he is a member of the Negro race,
and it is the most natural thing for
the race to be interested in him.
Many of our race, like the White race,
are opposed to prize fighting and feel
that nothing good can come of it. Be
cause they look forward to these ugly
things coming forth that breeds more
hatred between the two races. In
many of the states of the Union, prize
fighting has been barred. It would be
a blessing if Congress would bar it
from the United States. It would be
a good thing to preserve the proper
feeling among people. But as long as
the law does not interfere, the element
of people that follow this form of
sport, feel that they are justified and
look for what they call a square deal.
Many newspapers have done a great
deal of harm in exciting a certain class
of people who are inclined to be prej
udiced against the Colored race by
trying to bring a stigma against the
entire race because of the private busi
ness of Jack Johnson in connection
with Lucile Cameron, and his place of
business at Chicago. This is a mis
take, and newspapers that are for pub
lic and private good should refrain
from these tactics, as they do neither
race any good. The newspapers are a
little premature as the case is not
settled as to whether the man is guilty
of charges preferred against him. NbJ
until then should all of these mean
and ugly statements be made, and
especially against the Colored race be
cause of tho Johnson-Cameron affair.
So far as his right or wrong against
the young woman is a matter of her
own, as it is said she is over eighteen.
She best knows whether she has been
ill treated or not. And if she has,
then it is a matter of the law against
Johnson. The race question is not in
volvcd as to Colored or white indl
viduals in the case, and their private
PAVOBS DOUBLE MORAL CODE.
Mary H. Austin Startles New Yorkers
with Marriage Views.
CONDONES FRAILTY OP MEN.
Declares Many of Them Are Ruled by
Primitive Instincts.
New York, Nov. Mary H. Austin,
the author, has started an animated
discussion among club women of New
York by her startling statements at
a recent meeting of the Legislative
league at the Waldorf. The women
members of the league are still gasping
at her statements regarding marriage
and divorce. She also advocated a
double standard of morality.
"There are worse things than a hus
band's occasional irregularities with
other women," she said. "
As the most important causes for
divorce she named the drug and drink
habits. She said she would not live
with a husband who made her ask him
for every fifty cents she wanted.
She proposed these three ways in
which she believes the number of di
vorces can be reduced:
Have sex psychology and "the busi
ness organization of marriage" taught
in schools.
Have more stringent marriage re
strictions, including a commission to
investigate the forbears of candidates
for matrimony.
Have all divorce eases tried in pri
vate. Asks Stated Sum for Wife.
"Every school curriculum should in
clude instruction in the psychology of
passion, of sex relationship and of
jealousy,'1 Mrs. Austin said to the lea
gue. 'As there-have been marriages
for thousands of years, it is strange
that men and women have not learned
how much happiness depends upon
businesslike system in the economies
of the home.
"You would think," &a explained,
"the fact would be established f&at
the setting aside of a definite sua tee
the use of the wife each week .sake
of John
noeiations. Whether morai or im
moral, that is governed by state stat
utes or the city and place in which
tho affair occurred. Booker T. Wash
ington has made another mistake by
allowing himself to be drawn into a
public statement concerning Jack John
son and his affairs. He neither denied
nor confirmed the actions of Johnson as
to his supposed entanglement with
Lucile Cameron, at his place of busi
ness, for tho public Mr. Washington
comes out and says he blames tho
White men for Johnson's prominence,
and further says that injury was done
to the whole race. This was a bad
blunder on the part of Mr. Washing
ton. For the same thing might be
said of him. From whom did Mr.
Washington get his prominence! And
from what authority was it given him
to say that the fall of one man would
harm tho entire racef Then, he could
just as well have said that Bev. Clar
ence V. T. Bicheson, of Boston, .Mas
sachusetts, who so shamefully murdered
Avis Linnel, in the same proportion
harmed his race or tho entire White
ministerial oulDit. bv his heinous
crime, and that in thousands of other
cases where crimes are done in the
. . , m
White race of the most evil and cor
rupt form proved a stigma on their
race. He could have easily refrained
from any statement until the full
facts were more truthfully known or
until the law had really definitely
proved a case against Johnson. We,
as a race, must not take everything
to ourselves as soon as some one mem
ber has erred, especially a leader who
champions the cause of the race for
better conditions, manhood and honor
and independence.
For our part we trust that Johnson
is not guilty of charges placed against
him, and sincerely hope that if he
escapes the low in this case that he
will be more cautious; and that he will
enter some more legitimate and more
profitable enterprise, and one that will
be more commendable and with his
finances he will be able to do both
himself and his race more good. With
the feeling that is against him, it
would be very advisable for him to
quit the prize-fighting ring altogether,
and thus allow himself to live in peace
the rest of his days. Tho Appeal,
Columbus, Ohio, November 9-12.
for happiness. Yet, there are many
young people who marry without seem
ing to realize that. The economic de
pendence of the wife is an enormous
factor in the unhappiness of many mar
riages. "To' make young people think before
marrying I would advocate commis
sions, composed of married people, and
having more women than men. It is
terrible that young girls and boys
should be able to rush off and marry
on a few hours' notice.
Opposes "Leap in the Dark."
"Let there be marriage commission
ers to say to a girl: 'Do you know
that John's father died in a lunatic
asylumf Do you know that he had two
brothers in an institute for the feeble
minded! ' And say to John: 'Do you
know that Sallie's family has a tend
ency to tuberculosis f
"If, after knowing these things
and when they have waited, say, three
weeks after giving notice of their de
sire to marry they should decide to
marry anyway, they should not be for
bidden. But don't let them enter into
it hastily or ignorantly.
Instincts of the Past.
"Another difficulty is that women do
not realize that, through all his civili-
I ration, nn retains the instincts of his
oast. He is still predatory. So it fre
quently happens -today that a man in
middle life who has attained a comfort
able station and who may have satis
factory marriage relations, lapses into
conditions that obtained in primitive
times."
The author said girls dwell too
strongly on the spiritual side of mar
riage, and approach matrimony .dread
ing "the other side." That, h'e de
clared, often results in their becoming
suddenly enamored of some man other
than the husband.
SAYS XZGSO SOLDIER IS
"Washington, The Negro soldier has
demonstrated ids- ability to serve with,
less loss of time from active duty by
reason of sickness -than the 'White en
rtror TAW OBEYED BY 23,500.
Eighty-seven Per Cent of Publications
-t,w -orfth Newspaper Bule.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 14. To
date 23,500 publications of all kinds
have complied with the so called
"nowsnauer publicity law," which
requires them to file with the Post
master General and their local post
master a statement of their business
organization and circulation. This is
83 per cent of the total covered by the
act. Postmaster General Hitchcock
has so far served no noticee upon tardy
publications, as a test case, involving
the constitutionality of the act, now
is pending before tho United States
Supreme Court.
WHITE GENTLEMEN AND COLOR
ED GIRLS.
Tho Times-Democrat and the Phoe
nix both had spasms of indignation and
outraged virtue over the Jack Johnson
incident, and while we feel in a way
just as they do, yet we can't forget
that White men have been, and are
even now, using innocent and igno
rant Colored girls and women in the
same way. White women are not re
sponsible for the thousands of White
Negroes but White men are, and its
these fellows who should quit their
devilment, because they are tho White
Jack Johnsons and are just as detes
tible in every way to decency as their
black libertine brother and aro no bet
ter. The Cimeter, Muskogee, Okla.
CHIPS.
Negro fairs are having annual meet
ings in the South.
There are 18 Colored men among the
armed guards on the Bockefeller es
tate. The Alabama Grand Lodge of Ma
sons report 24,000 members with an
annual income of $104,000.
r
We are pleased to know that there
is a Colored company in Nashville,
Tenn., making Colored dolls and
church furniture.
Atlanta, Ga., is to have a 7-story,
$100,000 Y. M: C. A. in the near future.
The building is to have every modern
convenience.
In Brownlee, Prairie County, Neb,
there are 47 Colored men who have
taken up 640 acres of land each. This
looks like business.
Thomas Wallace Swan, who was in
charge of the publicity department of
the Colored national Democratic Lea
gue, in New York City, returned to
Chicago, to reside.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Eighth
Begiment, Illinois National Guards;
will give their fourth annual dancing
party, at Masonic Hall, 3956 State
street, Tuesday evening, November 19.
The Jack Johnson affair will be dis
eased at the Negro Felowship League
2S30 State St. at 4 o'clock Sunday
afternoon November 17th. Dr. George
C. Hall, F. L. Barnes and othesa will
speak, Mrs. Ida B. Wells Barnett will
preside.
Attorney William L. Martin, who
was charged with assaulting two of the
clerks or bailiffs of the Municipal
Court, was the latter part of last week
declared innocent of committing any
wrong, by a jury in Judge William
Finnemore Cooper's court.
William D. Neighbors cashier of the
28th Street branch of the American
Bank, returned home last Saturday
morning from an extensive trip through
the southern states. He was favorably
impressed, with the great and substan
tial progress by many of the Afro-Americans,
in that section of the country.
Madame D. B. Hagans, 5031 Shield
was called to K C. K. by a message
that her mother was seriously ill of
Blood Poison a few weeks ago ar
rived home last week and she is glad
to say that her mother, Mrs. Priscilla
Thomas has recovered, so she could
leave. And the serious danger point
has been passed, little Chauneey Hag
ans is mueh improved by the trip.
FOB SALE. 3-story stone front house,
steam heat, hardwood finish, modern
in every respect. Sacrificed at $6,
250.00 for immediate sale. Value $15,
000.00. 5007 Wabash avenue.
FOB BENT. 3-story stone front house)
steam heat, hardwood flntTf modern
in vterf respect. Bargain. 50d7 Wa
bash avenue.
listed man, According to the wit
report of Surgeon-General George H.
Torney, made public today, the non-effective
rate of the Colored soldier was,
25.88, whQo that of the White soldier
was tSJSS; the Porto Bicaa 19.78 and
the TSmpfea 15.87.
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S. H. DUDLEY.
Head of the famous "Smart st'
who will appear at the Globe Theatre
commencing Sunday matinee, No
vember 24, in "Doctor Beans froa
Boston."
S. H. DUDLEY AND HIS "DOCTOB
BEANS PROM BOSTON" TO BE
AT THE GLOBE THEATER.
For four nights and three tr.at.nees;
S. H. Dudley, who again heads iharles
E. Barton's famous "Smart Set" Coa-
pany; will appear at the Globe Thcaier,
Wabash avenue and Hubbard Coct,
commencing Sunday, November !,
matinee at 2 o'clock and two otl
matinees Tuesday and Thursday after
noons and five nights. Sunday, iToa
day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thnn
day, Thanksgiving evening the last
performance.
Night prices 25, 50 and 75 cents.
Matinees, 25 and 50 cents.
"Doctor Beans from Boston," wnicl
is in Three acts and three scenes, con
tains 15 song hits. Pretty ensembeb
and three hours of solid and uninter
rupted fun, is always in store for those
who witness Mr. Dudley and his side
splitting antics. For he 13 rightly
classed as America's foremost Colored
Comedian.
WALTER'S A. M. E. ZION CHURCH.
Corner 68th & Dearborn Sts.
Henry J. CalHs, D. D. Pastor.
The church services on last Snndaj
showed the same spirit of interest that
has been characterizing them for some
time. The Morning and Evening Serv
ice were both well attended and the
collections were up to the usual stand
ing. The entertainment given by ir.
W. J. Burdine on Monday night in the
interest of the rally was well patro
nized; also the Japanese school exhibi
tion on Tuesday evening by Mrs. an
nie Collins as well as the Masonie Ser
mon on Wednesday evening and the
forty years of Freedom on Thursday by
Mesdames Dorsey and McFaddin.
Our rally will occur on the 24th.
We are expecting, all members and
friends to go on record that day as do
ing their best financially. Prepara
tions are being made for the most ex
tensive Thanksgiving Services a
Dinner that this church has ever had.
Our Sunday Services will be as usnaL
The pastor will preach Morning and
Evening. "S"
First Appearance in the Weit
of Roland W. Hayes, Tenor
Soloist of the New Eng
land Conservatory of
Music
In Song Recital.
Wednesday evening Nov. 27th at
the Institutional Church. Mr. Hayes
is formerly of Fisk University, and
has won a wide reputation ia
the East, both as a Soloist and
as a member of the Famous Fisk Quar
tet. He is pronounced by Eastern
Critics as the Leading Tenor of the
present time. He wUl be ably assisted
by some of Chicago's leading talent.
Admission Thirty-five cents.
THE EIGHTH REGIMENT LAMES
AU2ILLARY DANCE AT MASONIC
HALL.
The ladies auxiliary of tne 8th Regi
ment, Illinois National Guard will gi
their pti1 Autumn dance on Tuesday
evening, JTovember 19th, at Masonic
TTaTT, It will be informal in character,
and the hosts of friends of this famous
organiration Trill have an opportunity
to enjoy one of the first of the fH
seascn's social functions. Bemeraher
the date November 19th, and the
place Masonic HalL 40ih and Stats
Street.
Admission 35e. . .
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