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LAWYER EDWABD H. WEiaHT.
Ex-commissioner of Cook County who played a prominent part with Attorney
W. G. Anderson in procuring the $100,000 bond for Jack Johnson which
Drought about his freedom from prison.
ATTOENEYS WEIGHT AND AN-
DEBSON HIGHLY FBAISED, AND
SOME SOCIAL ITEMS.
(By Cary B. Lewis.)
The release of Jack Johnson from
the Cook County jail is due to the
efforts of two Colored lawyers, Hon.
Edward H. Wright and W. G. Ander
son. At the beginning of the trouble
he had an array of White legal talent
bat they failed to get "Jack" out of
the prison walls. Great credit is being
given these two lawyers for securing
the right bondsman and fighting un
ceasingly against prejudice and great
odds. Only those who are in immedi
ate confidence of the counselors them
selves will ever be able to appreciate
the uphill journey and difficult task
which Messrs. Edward H. Wright and
W. G. Anderson had to go through in
order to secure Johnson's liberty. At
torney Wright was the first and only
Negro to serve as president of the
Cook County Board of Commissioners
and has taken interest in all matters
affecting the race. He has won many
notable cases at the Chicago Bar and
is held in high esteem for his honesty
and integrity. Mr. Anderson enjoys a
national reputation as a Habeas Corpus
lawyer, having carried to successful
termination some of the most noted
cases which have occupied attention in
Cook County for the past fifteen years.
He is an astute lawyer, a careful
attorney and has a remarkable ability
for technical law.
Mrs. Bessie Trotter Craft, sister to
Editor William Monroe Trotter of the
Boston Guardian, was tendered a swell
social function on last Saturday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Charles E.
Bentley, wife of the noted dental sur
geon!. Twenty-three of the leading
society girls and matrons were present
at a luncheon and were gowned in the
height of style. Ten courses were
served and following the dinner, senti
ments were read on marriage. Some
were humorous and other serious. Mrs.
Cecil Johnson-Mozee was voted the
honor for the reading the best senti
ment and Mrs. Myrtle Pry, Mrs. Ed
ward H. Morris and Miss Garnett Tibbs
were voted honors for reading the best
sentiments. Dr. Charles E. Bentley, Mr.
Harry Craft and Mr. Cary B. Lewis
. were the tellers. In point of brilliancy
and fashion, it was the leading social
affair of the season.
Dr. Boy Young, a Colored man, a
securing much praise at the Northwest
ern University as the assistant coach.
Through his coaching the Purple this
year is much better than last.
Mr. Prank P. George and a number
of prominent dramatic and musical
celebrities gave concert and dance on
Tuesday night of this week at Oakland
HalL It was quite a success.
$2750 cash takes Bedford stone
front, three fiat building, lot 25x125,
near Grand Boulevard and 41st St
Good condition.' Plate glass windows,
paved street. Pine neighborhood.
Mortgage $3000, 5 per cent. Brings
17 per cent on equity. Louis B. Berg
ersen, 19 So, Hoyne Are. Phone West
People desiring the help of the De
partment of Health in their efforts to
improve community conditions may
rest- assured that their names wjll not
be given out except in cases where
the Commissioner of Health after a
careful investigation decides that it
should be done.
The Department of Health is anx
ious to give to the citizens of Chicago
the best service that lies in its power
to give. It is good to see that the
spirit of civic cleanliness is growing
and it is the spirit that gets things
done and helps to make for a cleaner
and brighter Chicago.
As a rule the Department of Health
regards anonymous complaints with
suspicion. In many instances it is
found that people who do not sign
their complaints are making them only
to "get even" with some one against
whom they have a grievance. It often
happens, however, that despite a little
bit of spite work or ill feeling is back
of the anonymous complaints, they are
often well founded and the conditions
complained of actually exist. Some
times, too, people are afraid to sign
their complaints for fear of incurring
the ill will of the party or parties
against whom the complaints are made.
And again employes working under bad
sanitary conditions feel that the De
partment of Health should be informed
as to these conditions and be asked
to correct them. Por reasons that arc
plain such complaints are not signed;
and the Department does not think
they should be.
Pneumonia is a dirty-air disease;
and yet during the month of October
90 cases were reported to the Depart
ment of Health as compared with only
26 cases for September. This tre
mendous increase shows what hiberna
tion does for the people of Chicago.
When the weather is mild and doors
and windows are kept open there is
little pneumonia. But with the coming
of cold weather and when people shut
up their houses the pneumonia cases
multiply with fearful rapidity. So do
the deaths from the same dirty-air dis
eases. JACK JOHNSON'S TROUBLES.
Four indictments have been returned
against Jack Johnson, the pugilist
champion, under the Mann Act for im
porting women for immoral purposes,
and he is now under a $30,000 bond.
If Jack Johnson has broken the law
he deserves the punishment of the law
and we hope he gets it, but it looks
to ns as if all this publicity is given
to it because Jack is a Negro and the
women are Caucasians. Had Johnson
mistreated girls of his own race in a
similar manner the federal authorities
would have considered it beneath their
dignity to give it a- moment's consid
eration. How can the white woman be
other than good when the standing
army of the government will be called
out to make her good, and, on the
other hand, the same army will be
turned loose on the defenseless black
girL Por Johnson we have no sym
pathy because he knew that whether
Attorneys William G.
Anderson and Edward
H. Wright Are Heart
ily Congratulated on
Being Able to Secure
the Release of Jack
Johnson From Prison
On last Saturday morning the writer,
called at the law office of attorney Will
iam G. Anderson, 35 N. Clark Street,
suite 5, to congratulate him upon his
excellent work in securing the liberty on
bond of champion John Arthur John
son; on entering his office Mr. Ander
son was surrounded by a host of
friends who were giving vent to their
feelings over the release of the cham
pion. Later on -a visit was made to the
law offices of Edward H. Wright, 125
West Van Buren Street, who with Mr.
Anderson was the attorney for tho
champion, and among those in his
oiuces showering congratulations upon
him wero William K. Cowan, George
H. Walker, Mart Shoecraft and other
friends, for the great effort ho put
forth in bringing his release to a suc
Among the celebrated cases tried and
won by Attorney W. G. Anderson are
Captain George Wellington Streetcr,
01 the "Deestrict of Lake Michigan"
fame, who was convicted of manslaugh
ter and sentenced to life imprison
ment for murder. Captain Streeter
had tried, and spent over $5,000.00 it
is said, among some of Chicago's best
White lawyers trying to beat his case,
wheiy they all "fell down.-' The
doughty Captain sent for Attorney W.
G. Anderson. He applied for a writ of
Habeas Corpus before Judge Dunne,
Oov.-Elect of Illinois. The Court re
fused to discharge Captain Streeter,
but Mr. Anderson immediately sued out
a second writ and cited some old En
glish cases which had been long for
gotten, and occupied a whole day in
presenting authorities and argument.
Judge Dunne, before Mr. Anderson had
finished his argument, said it would be
unnecessary to cite further law, and
issued the writ and discharged the
Mr; Anderson scored another legal
victory in the Banker Chas. Warren
Spalding case. Spalding was formerly
President of the defunct Globe Sav
ings Bank, and was convicted of em
bezzlement of funds of the University
of Illinois. He had Chicago's best
legal talent behind him, but they could
not help him. Mr. Spalding's wife
called on Mr. 'Anderson, and after a
hard struggle before Judge Dunne,
Spalding was finally set free.
Another notable case won by Attor
ney Anderson was the celebrated case
of Fred. Woods and OHie Hubanks,
tried before Judge Gridley in the crim
inal court about a year ago. Attorney
Anderson represented Woods, while At
torney Barnett represented Hubanks.
It was a cold-blooded murder. Woods
and Hubanks had held up a saloon
keeper on the West Side and shot him
in the North, South, East or West, if
be surrounded himself with a harem of
white women, whether they be good or
bad morally, he would get himself into
legal entanglements. He was evi
dently untrue to the white woman he
called his wife, which drove her to
commit suicide, and he had no sooner
returned from her tomb than he began
to lionize a bunch of others, and be
came defiant when the parents of one
of the girls protested. In good plain
English, he was a damphool and de
serves no mercy. The Republican
Seattle, Washington, November 16, '12.
PAYS 'COLORED, WIFE.
That a new court of law would not
countenance the Southern idea of a
Colored person's legal rights is the
conviction that was concretely im
pressed upon the mind of Robert Ken
yon Richardson, treasurer of the Chris
tian Pood Co. last Saturday. He must
pay his wife, Iva D. Mathews Richard
son, a counsel fee of $100 and $10 a
week alimony pending the trial of the
action for a separation which she has
begun against him.
So Justice Newburger decided!
Richardson contended he could not be
held legally liable for alimony on the,
ground that his marriage to his wife
was not valid according to the laws of
the State of Tennessee, because Mrs.
Richardson had Colored blood in Ler
veins. They were married in Memphis
April 2, 1907.
dead. Woods was caught in five min
utes after the murder with the gun
in his possession still, and the officer
who made the arrest stated upon the
witness stand that Woods admitted the
killing. This case occupied the atten
tion of tho Court for a whole week.
Anderson's argument to the jury oc
cupied a whole day. While the jury
was deliberating friends of tho saloon
keeper wero making bets in the court
room that Woods would hang. Attorney
Anderson's argument was a master
piece of legal ingenuity. He so hyp
notized and impressed the jury with
his forcible and brilliant argument
that the jury saved Woods' neck and
gave him only 14 years in the peni
tentiary. The verdict was so unex
pected and so lenient that the brother
of the saloonkeeper, immediately after
it was read, said the jury was a dis
grace to Chicago.
Attorney Anderson also tried the
celebrated John Collins murder case,
also involving the killing of a saloon
keeper, and got him off with only 14
years, notwithstanding that Collins'
co-defendant in open court, as he was
dying, admitted that Collins was also
involved in the killing of the saloon
keeper. It was through Attorney An
derson's able argument to the jury that
prevented the jury from bringing in a
more severe penalty by reason of the
fact that the co-defendant admitted in
open court while dying that Collins
was guilty. Another important case
tried by Attorneys Anderson and E. H.
Wright was the celebrated Steve Green
case, who was charged with the killing
of his boss in Arkansas. He escaped
to Chicago and was captured and was
on the eve of being taken back to Ar
kansas and in fact the Sheriff did
reach Cairo with the prisoner before
any action had been taken. It was at
this point that Attorneys Wright and
Anderson with much dispatch through
the weight of their legal acumen into
the case, succeeded in having Green
taken off the train at Cairo and re
turned to Chicago. Finally after a
hard fought battle in court they se
cured his discharge.
One of the notable cases won by
Attorney Wright was the celebrated
case of Antonio Bozza, an Italian, who
was charged with tho murder of Joe
Carlo, the husband of Mrs. Annie Carlo,
the reigning queen of Little Italy. The
case occupied the attention of Judge
Clifford for four days, the speech of
Attorney Wright on that occasion
was a masterpiece of eloquence, and
upon the completion of his more than
able argument, the court and the
state's attorney congratulated Attor
ney Wright and he finally won the case
getting his client off with a sentence
of one year.
A Tennessee statute, Richardson
held, prohibits intermarriage of people
of the black and white races.
Richardson further states that July
30, 1910, he married Miss Bessie
Waley, and that the plaintiff is merely
his housekeeper at his residence, 610
West 152nd street. He charges in an
affidavit that Mrs. Iva Richardson is
"descended from Negroes within the
third generation, and both her parents,
The plaintiff denies there is any
Negro blood in her veins, and says her
mother was the daughter of an Indian
chief and a white woman, while her
father was born of Spanish and French
parents. The Amsterdam News, New
York City, November 16, '12.
This same southern white gentleman
who would have cast his Colored wife
off like nnto an old worn out dish rag
if ho Btill been residing in Tennessee,
and the courts of that state would
have in every way aided and npheld
him in his dishonorable trick, but a
far different story was in store for
him when ho faced Justice Newburger
who presides over one of the highest
courts in the state of New York. Ed
J. 8. Dorsey, the up-to-date Drug
gist, who conducts tho Artesian Phar
macy, corner of 27th and Dearborn St,
is very much pleased with the articles
appearing in Tho Broad Ax, from time
to time on Jack Johnson and his
ATTORNEY WILLIAM G. ANDERSON.
One of Chicago's hustling lawyers, with the assistance of Attorney Ednrfa
Wright, succeeded in securing the release of Jack Johnson from the Cock
County jail after his white lawyers had made a mess of it and tlanq
HUNT 50 CAR MEN ACCUSED BY
Police Find Many South Side Con
ductors and Motormen on "Off List."
Five Appear in Court.
Frances Thleland, 15 Years Old, Tells
Story of Mistreatment to Judge.
Fifty conuductors and motormen em
ployed by the Chicago City Railway
Company, who are alleged to have con
tributed to the delinquency of Frances
Thieland, who is 15 years old and lives
at 3141 Calumet Avenue, are being
sought by the police on "John Doe"
warrants issued yesterday by Munic
ipal Judge Newcomer.
Five car men who were arrested sev
eral days ago on complaint of the girl's
parents were arraigned in court yester
day and the charges against them
continued to Dec. 13. The police in
the meanwhile hope to arrest the
A "tip" that the warrants for the
arrest of many of the street car men
would soon be issued resulted in an
increase in the list of employes on
6ick leave, tho police say.
The men arraigned are Joseph Ryan,
502S South Lincoln Street; John
Dunne, 3221 Butler Street; George
Ross, 941 West Thirty-second Street;
Richard Cusack, 373S Parncll Avenue;
and Frank Vincent, 245 East Thirty
It might not be out of place to state
that these fifty two-legged beasts are
all White gentlemen. Editor.
FATHER SENTENCED TO CELL ON
LITTLE DAUGHTER'S CHARGE.
After three minutes' deliberation, a
jury in Judge Kersten's court returned
a verdict of guilty in the case of
Henry Williams, 36 years old, 1819
Cleveland Avenue, accused by his
daughter. He was sentenced to an in
determinate sentence of from one to
fourteen years in the penitentiary.
The complaining witness, 9 years old,
testified that her father attacked her
Mr. Wimams, is a White gentleman,
so the daily newspapers were so busy
in their attempt to send Jack Johnson
to the Pen, without giving him a trial,
for attempting to make love to a White
lady, who at one time hustled for
business at the Everleigh Sisters'
Club, that they could not denote any
space to Mr. Williams and his raping
of his own little daughter, -but if he
was only a Negro it would be far dif
ferent, for. then these same daily
papers would have contained a full ac
count of the horrible crime of the big
burly black brute, as they greatly de
light to refer to all Colored criminals.
.THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH.
3825 Dearborn St,
Bat. A. J. Carey, D. D, Ph. D.
Two happy conversions and four ac
cessions to the membership crowned
the labors-of the Pastor last Sabbath
evening. The converts were Mr. Theo
dore Burton (who for a number, of
years has held a responsible position
in the Government service) and his
wife Mrs. Minnie Burton.
The Pastors sermon was from Paul's
matchless words ,"Tho Greatest of
these is Love."
Dr. T. L. Scott of St, Paul C. M. E.
Church preached Wednesday night and
Dr. D. P. Roberts of Bethel, Ttan
Next week Dr. J. F. Thonas of
Ebermeyer will preach Tuesday mgit
and Mr. Hayes the great tenor ttJ
be presented Wednesday night.
Thanksgiving services will be Ml
Thursday and an excellent dinner
served Thursday afternoon and even
ing. Sunday the Pastor will preach morn
ing and evening.
The Baby Rally wa3 a great success
and Mrs. West deserves much credit.
The Socials at the homes of lies
dames Mitchem, Songs, Boslev, Bnci
ner, Maxwell and Oliver all success
TWO NEW INVENTIONS BY AT20
AMERICANS. Fred M. Johnson, a Negro gtoe
trotter who fought at San Juan E2,
has invented a belt feed rifle that w-2
fire 300 shots without stopping at the
rate of 20 shots a second. Johnson has
received word from the war depart
ment that his rifle is considered one of
the wonders of the age ani that it
soon will receive a trial. Johnson is
now a resident of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Johnson gun is used ranch like
an ordinary rifle, being about the sane
weight and length, but instead of the
regular stock, the rifle is equip:!
with a brace which fastens to both
shoulders, bringing the barrel level
with the eye.
John H. Cebolt of Indianapolis, Ini,
has been granted a patent by the pit'
ent office on his invention of nonpnnc
turable tire for automobiles. His Ft
ent tire can be punctured with a six r
eight penny nail without causing the
stopping for repairs. It is so constructed
that no matter how badly the outside
rim is punctured, the inside tire re
mains intact. The invention will be a
boon to automobile owners, and ought
kto make a fortune for the inventor.
THE LADIES' AUXILIARY DANCE
WAS A VERY PLEASANT AITAE.
Tuesday evening, the Ladles' Aux
iliary of the Eighth Regiment Hte015
National Guards gave a dance at Ma
sonic Hall, 3956 State Street, and w
every way it was a most pleasant af
It was more like a home rart-v' ior
every one seemed to know each and
every one present, which made it cx"
tremely agreeable and home lke "r
Mrs. John B. Marshall, Mrs. James
H. Johnson, Mrs. Louis B. Anderson,
Miss Essie Arnold, Mrs. James S.
son, Mrs, Robert R. Jackson, Mrs.
T. Jefferson, Mrs. L. W. Lewis, M.
S. A. McGowan and tLe other ladies
connected with the Auxiliary were on
hand early to greet the friends of tw
regiment, some of them serving
refreshment stands in the dining rooni.
and they performed their parts we
and to the queen's taste.
All the ladies present were elegantly
gowned, and they executed the Sparu-B
waltz, the Del Norte, the schottisches,
tne two steps and other waltzes
most graceful manner.
Adjutant-General Frank S. Dieksoa
was present 'and freely mingled wit
part of the 400 Afro-Americans in CW
The music was furnished by w5
eighth Regiment Baud.