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CHICAGO, NpVEMBER 23, 1912
John Arthur Johnson
the Heavy weight Cham
pion Prize Fighter of
the World Not
of Abducting Miss
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JAMES H. WILKERSON MADE A GBAND STAND
PLAY IK THE CAMEBON CASE.
JUDGE K. M. LANDIS PLAYED TO THE GALLABIES TO PERFECTION
DECLARING THAT HE WAS FEARFUL THAT JACK JOHNSON
MIGHT KIDNAP HER AND MARRY HER IF HE PERMITTED HER
TO GAIN HER FREEDOM ON A $25,000 BOND.
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT SHE WILL SOON BE SET AT LIBERTY WITH
OUT SIGNING ANY BOND.
THE SECOND RANKEST NEGRO HATING SHEET IN THIS CITY THE
CHICAGO EXAMINER FAILED TO MENTION THE FACT IN ITS COL
UMNS THAT JUDGE HOPKINS HAD DISCHARGED JOHNSON OF
THE ABDUCTION CASE.
MAYOR CARTER H. HARRISON WHO RODE INTO POWER ON THE
BACKS OF THE NEGRO VOTERS WHO ENABLED HTM TO GRAB
OFF A JOB FOR FOUR YEARS AT $18,000 PER YEAR.
EMINENTLY PLAYED HIS PART IN ASSISTING TO MANUFACTURE
RACE PREJUDICE AGAINST JACK JOHNSON.
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Voters Residing in
the First and Third
THROUGH THEIR IGNORANCE AND RACE PREJUDICE DEFEATED HON.
EDWARD D. GREEN AND MAJOR ROBERT R. JACKSON IN THEIR
FOR THE LEGISLATURE OF ILLINOIS THE MAJORITY OF THE WHITES
RESIDING IN 43 OUT OF THE 47 PRECINCTS CAST THEIR VOTES
FOR THE GALLANT MAJOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR HTM TO
WIN THE HONOR AS FAR AS THEY WERE CONCERNED.
THE MAJORITY OF THE AFRO-AMERICANS RESIDING IN HIS DIS
TRICT VOTED AGAINST HTM AND BROUGHT ABOUT HIS DEFEAT.
THE SAME IS TRUE OF HON. EDWARD D. GREEN HE ONLY RECEIVED
4681 VOTES WHEREAS HE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE VOTES
OF THE 7000 AFRO-AMERICANS RESIDING IN THE FIRST SENA
IT IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1880 THAT AN AFRO-AMERICAN HAS
NOT BEEN A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ILLINOIS.
MAYOR CARTER H. HARRISON.
'Tho man of Destiny" "who rode Into power on the backs of the Colored voters,
played his part well in assisting to mannfa'cture race- prejudlco against
Jack' Johnson. -.
HIS HONOR THE MAYOR DECLARED THROUGH THE PUBLIC PRESS
THAT NO ONE COULD OBTAIN A LICENSE TO CONDUCT A BUF
FET AT 41 W. 31ST STREET IF THEY PERMITTED JOHNSON TO
ENTER THE PLACE OR TO TARRY ABOUT IT IN ANY MANNER,
SHAPE OR FORM.
THE CHAMPION ARRATNQED ON THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE JUDGE
CARPENTER ON THE OLD SMUGGLING CHARGE.
HIS ATTORNEYS HAVE THREE WHHKB TO FILE A DEMURRER TO
THE MANN ACT INDICTMENTS WHEREIN HE IS CHARGED WITH
TRANSPbRTING MISS BELLE SCHRIEBER FROM PITTSBURG, PA,
LAWYERS WILLIAM G. ANDERSON AND EDWARD H. WRIGHT MADE
GOOD IN GETTING HTM ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE COOK COUNTY
JAIL AFTER HIS MANY WHITE FRIENDS HAD FAILED IN THE
WILL THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE PLEASE PUBLISH THE NAMES OF THE
FIFTEEN PROMINENT WHITE GENTLEMEN WHO GAVE THE
FAMOUS WINE SUPPER STUNT AT THE HOTEL SHERMAN IN
HONOR OF MISS LUCILE CAMERON THE HIGH AND FAST SOCIETY
On Tuesday of this -week after all
the -wind and bluster on the part of a
number of high and low court officials
and on the part of attorney Charles
E. Erbstein who at one time was very
glad to relieve Jack Johnson of some
of his money and who in our opinion,
if he had his just dues wonld be doing
time in some penal institution for the
canv crimes and misdeeds he has
committed against law and order and
society in general in bis effort to get
even with Johnson simply on account
o the color of his skin.
Jack Johnson had his day in court
on the abduction charge, after the case
fcal been continued two or three times,
Mr. Erbstein was present to prosecute
Johnson to the bitter end.
Municipal Judge Jacob H. Hopkins
fully expected that attorney Erbstein
aol his loud mouthed associates had
the goods on Johnson and that they
Tvould be more than able to get his
goat, but they being utterly unable to
prove in open conrt that Johnson had
ever made the slightest attempt to
abduct Miss Cameron or to control her
in any tvay. On the contrary that she
as willing to keep' near his shadow
order to get some of his money.
Judge Hopkins promptly dismissed tho
abduction charge and once jnoro John
son was free to go and come at his
Pleasure as far as his court was con
cerned. The Honorable Charles Erbstein, we
n't think, who does not 6eem to
know very much about any j kind of
Ia was greatly disappointedfover the
outcome of the case.
James H. Wilkerson, United States
isinct attorney, so lax has proven j
"wel more than nast master in the art I
f of making grand stand plays in the now
famous Cameron case for at ono time
according to the daily newspapers Mr.
Wilkerson exclaimed that he would not
permit Jack Johnson tq sign a $25,000
bond for Miss Cameron if he was
worth a million dollars.
His wild and unlawful talk through
the columns of the public press per
formed its part well in causing the
vast majority of tho unthinking and
the unreasoning people to look upon
Johnson as a hideous black demon who
should be shot down on sight for at
tempting to steal or abduct a beauti
ful and lamb like innocent white girl.
Judge K M. Landis, was also swept
along with the high tide of race preju
dice in relation to Jack Johnson, that
he played his part well or to perfec
tion to the galleries, declaring while
on the bench that he was fearful that
Jack .Johnson would or might kidnap
Miss Cameron and marry her if he per
mitted her to gain her freedom on a
$25,000 bond. If Judge Landis whom we
have with great pleasure always
looked upon as a fair and high minded
gentleman and as an honorablo and
upright jurist has been misquoted by
the daily newspapers and if he did not
give expression to such sentiments then
he should order the owners or manag
ers and the reporters of tho daily
newspapers in this city before the bar
of justice and send the whole Bhooting
match to jail 'for one year for con
tempt of court, for attempting to place
him in a falso light or position before
tho American people.
It is understood at the present time
that rc Cameron will soon be set at
liberty without signing any kind of a
The second rankest Xegro hating
sheet in this city the Chicago Exam
iner, whoso owners and managers
worked over time to bring about the
arrest of Johnson on the abduction
charge were all as mad as old wet
hens when Judge Hopkins set him at
liberty and they would not mention
that fact in its columns.
Mayor Carter H. Harrison who was
mighty glad to ride into political
power on the backs of the Negro voters
at the Spring election in 1911 who en
abled him to grab off a four year job
at $18,000 per year, at the same time
enabling him to place any number of
his white friends in good fat jobs who
never could command nor control ten
votes in their respective wards out
side of their own.
Eminently played his part in assist
ing to manufacture race "prejudice
against Jack Johnson. His Honor the
Mayor declared through the columns
of tho daily press that owing to the
fact that Johnson's morals as the old
lady said at one timo were too "unt
fitten" to conduct a saloon in this
city, that no one could obtain a li
cense to run a buffet at 41 West 31st
street, if they permitted Johnson to
enter tho place or to tarry about it in
any manner, shape or form.
There are plenty of white gentlemen
running saloons right now in this city
who are ten thousand times worse in
every way than Jack Johnson, their
places of business are the headquarters
for thieves, murderers, and for every
other kind of violators of tho laws of
decency and morality.
Notwithstanding this fact it is
seldom if ever do we find Mayor Har
rison railing at the owners of these
saloons through tho columns of tho
public press, it is true that they hap
pen to be white gentlemen.
Some of the white gentlemen who
have never been accused of conducting
Sunday School saloons in Chicago, are
warm political associates of Mayor
At this point will the Honorable Bi
J. Grogan who is in business some
where on West Van Buren St, please
stand up and lead us in prayer?
The Champion was arraigned on
Thursday, morning before Judge Car
penter in the United States District
Court, charged with smuggling a $9,000
diamond necklace into this country
from the old world which he presented
to the late Mrs. Etta Johnson,
His attorneys have three weeks in
which to- file a demurrer to the Mann
Act indictments wherein he is charged
with transporting Miss Belle Schreiber
a white society queen who at one time
resided at the Everlcigh Sisters Club,
which was for a long timo located on
Dearborn St. near 21st St. and it was
the headquarters for all tho sporty
white politicians in town, from Pitts
burg, Pa. to Chicago.
Lawyers William G. Anderson and
Edward H. Wright made good in get
ting Jack Johnson on tho outside of
the Cook County jail after his many
white friends had failed in tho at
Will the leading Negro hating sheet
tho Chicago Tribune, which would
very nuch delight to bring about
separate schools for the Colored chil
dren in this city and throughout the
State of Illinois, plcaso publish the
names of the fifteen prominent white
business gentlemen who gavo tho fa
mous wine supper stunt at tho Hotel
Sherman in honor of Miss Lucile Cam
eron the high and fast society queen!
Wo pause for a reply!
ROLAND W. HAYES, TENOR-SOLO
IST, WILL APPEAE IN SONG
RECITAL AT THE INSTITU
Under the Exclusive Management
Mrs.' Martha B. Anderson.
Wednesday evening, November 2",
Mr. Roland W. Hayes, Tenor-Soloist,
who graduated with high honors from
the New Encland Conservatory of
Music, will make his first appearance
in tho west, in a song recital at the
Institutional Church, 3825 Dearborn
Street, under the exclusive manage
ment of Mrs. Martha B. Anderson,
whose association with tho music life
of Chicago has unquestionably won a
reputation for her which will last for
many years to come.
Mr. Hayes is formerly of Fisk Uni
versity, and has a wide reputation in
the East, both as a Soloist and as a
member of tho famous Fisk Quartet.
He is pronounced by Eastern critics
as the leading Tenor of the present
time. He will be ably assisted by the
following well known talent: Harri
son Emanuel, Violinist; Martha B.
Anderson, Soprano; Gertrude Towson,
Alto; Walter E. Gossett, Tenor and T.
Theodore Taylor, Barytone; M. Ger
trude Jackson, Accompanist.
Those who fail to attend this noted
song recital and listen to the new
tenor-soloist from the east will rerj
much regret it after he has come and
gone from this city. ""
Tho election returns and the votes
cast on tho day of the election which
are now being counted by the election
commissioners, all plainly indicate that
the Afro-American voters residing in
the first and third senatorial districts
defeated Hon. Edward D. Green and
Maj. Robert R. Jackson in their con
tests for tho legislature of Illinois.
Between seven and eight thousand
Afro-American voters reside in the
first senatorial district and as each
voter had tho right to vote for Mr.
Green threo times, by so doing he
should have received 21,000 to 25,000
votes from tho Colored voters alone,
whereas ho only received all told 4,6S1
It seems that the majority of the
Afro-American voters residing in the
first senatorial district had gone daffy
on Col. Theodoro Roosevelt and his so
called progressive movement, filled
their ears full of raw cotton so that
no intelligent person could talk to them
nor reason with them, and while in
that state or nun a and niled with a
false idea that Col. Roosevelt would
be tho next President of tho United
States, they cast one single voto for
Taylor, tho progressive candidate for
member of the legislature, and not
knowing that they could vote for him
and the Hon. Edward D. Green twice
at tho same time, thereby directly and
without the slightest just cause except
ignorance on their part, brought about
bis defeat and elected a White gentle
man in his place, who cannot and will
never be interested in the future wel
fare of tho Afro-Americans residing in
this state in every way, like Mr. Green.
He will not feel that it is his solemn
duty to sit in tho watch tower and to
carefully scan every hostile measure
which may bo introduced in the legis
lature at any time, striking at the
present status of tho Colored citizens
of this state. He will not stand up
single-handed and alone and fight such
legislation, for he will be largely
guided by tho feeling and sentiments
of the members of the legislature of
his own race and nationality.
More than 6,000 Afro-American
voters reside in the third senatorial
district and if all of them would have
registered and voted for Major Robert
R. Jackson three times or even twice,
nTTwould have to his credit 12 to 18
thousand votes instead of 8,4 OS votes,
and well onto two thousand Afro
Americans blindly voted for Lloyd tho
(White) progressive candidate for the
legislature, at the same refusing or
failing to vote for him, the Republican
candidate, who was defeated by Lloyd.
It was not color prejudice that de
feated Major Jackson, for he carried
43 out of 47 White precincts; that is,
precincts wherein only wfhite voters
reside, and ho ran behind and was
defeated in the precincts where tho
Colored voters resided. So the long
and the short of it is, that he owes his
defeat to the voters of his own race of
people and not to the voters of tho
If the Afro-American voters, in his
district, would have possessed the least
bit of horse sense and voted for Lloyd
and Jackson at the same time, Major
Jackson wonld have been so far ahead
that it would have been utterly im
possible to attempt to count him out.
It is the first timo since 1880 that
an Afro-American has not been a mem
ber of the legislature of this state and
the Colored voters residing in tho dis
tricts mentioned, through their gross
ignorance and race prejudice, are them
selves to blamo and no one else for
this state of affairs, in not having two
Afro-American members in the legis
lature of Illinois.
SLINGING AWAY DEAD BABIES IN
Five or Six of Them Have Lately Been
Found Near the University of Chicago.
For some cause or other, the stork
has been an unwelcomcd visitor to
some of the homes or ladies residing
in the aristocratic district of Hyde
Park, near the University of Chicago,
for lately five or six dead babies were
discovered and picked up on the vari
ous parts of the large vacant ground
near the University of Chicago.
Tho police officers or no one else
could telj where they came from. They
were all sure of one thing, that they
were all white dead babies and not a
black faced one among the lot.
According to our way of thinking,
some of the aristocratic ladies either
married or single, residing in that dis
trict, havo been indulging in some
crooked side-stepping and as the result
of it they have east away the fruits of
it, with as ranch unconcern and cold
bloodedness as they would display in
casting off and banishing from their
sight some discarded and worn out gar
ment. Such is life among the upper crust
of society in these modern times.
Lawyer A.' L. Williams, 184 West
Washington St, left for Springfield,
EL, last evening to argue a case before
the court of claims, he will return home
on Monday morning.
Mrs. Car.-io Warner, 5223 Dearborn
street, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Joe Warner, will leave Wednesday
evening, November 27 on a short visit
to St. Louis, Mo., where they will en
joy their Thanksgiving dinner, with
relatives and friends.
J. X. Blaekshear, who has for many
years been one of tho efficient clerks
in tho office of the Board of Local Im
provements in the City Hall. Left on
Tuesday for Los Angeles, Cal, where
he will spend two or three weeks, seek
ing health and pleasure and to view
the many beautiful sights in that
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