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Vol. XVUI.
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CHICAGO, JANUARY 11, 1913
No. 15
Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones
And Other Eminent
Divines Bitterly Scored
Mayor Carter H.
Harrison
IN THEIR SERMONS ON SUNDAY AND VARIOUS MEETINGS LAST MON
DAY FOB GROSSLY INSULTING THHM' AND REFUSING TO RECEIVE
THEM.
AT THE TIME THEY CALLED ON TTTM FOE THE PURPOSE OR URGING
HIM TO ENFORCE THE ONE O'CLOCK CLOSING ORDINANCE ON
NEW YEAR'S EVE.
ON THAT EVENING MANY DISGRACEFUL SCENES WERE GLEEFULLY
ENACTED BY HIGHLY CULTURED AND RESPECTABLE CHRISTIAN
MEN AND WOMEN.
ONE YOUNG LADY ON A COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE CAR HUNG WITH,
HER HEAD DOWNWARD AND HER FEET HOOKED UP IN THE
STRAPS TO THE GREAT DELIGHT OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
PASSENGERS.
Mayor Carter H. Harrison or "The
Man of Destiny" who can never be
elected president of the 'United States,
came in for more than his share of
denunciation at the hands of Rev. Jen
kin Lloyd Jones and many of the other
most eminent Olivines in this city who
boldly and bitterly .scored him from
their pulpits last Sunday and in their
various meetings on Monday for
grossly insulting them and absolutely
refusing to receive them at the time
they invaded the city hall for the pur
pose of calling on him for the sole ob
ject of urging him to manfully do his-
sworn duty and enforce the one o 'clock
closing ordinance on new year's eve.
Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones in his ser
mon Sunday morning compared him to
the "Czar of Russia, before his powers
were curbed by the constitution and
the present Grand Lama of Thibet."
"He said that the mayor had over
looked the fundamental principles of
democracy, or that he was guilty of
moral cowardice, or that he considered
that the ministers represented a negli
gible quantity, or that there must be
behind "this open insult to law, a tre
mendous 'push' or 'pull' either in the
way of dollars or votes."
Other preachers in their Sunday morn
ing discourses likened him unto King
George HI, the Grand Lama of Thibet,
King Ahab nnd Belshazzar, the Prince
of Babylon, and in short most every
prominent preacher in town struck out
at him and they dealt him many awful
upper cuts and very heavy body blows.
The following are a few of the sharp
fir, l nnlnfoJ ramsrlni flf BOmO 101 the
ministers who fired into Mayor Har
rison: '
The Bev. J. S. Dancey, pastor of the
Auburn Park M. E. Church, said:
"Mayor Harrison's autocratic refusal
to meet the ministers after having been
notified four days before by letter of
their intended visit can only be com
pared to the foolish attitude of King
George m, toward the demands of the
colonists.
Predicts Political Revolution.
"A political revolution will result
which will place a man in the mayor's
chair who believes, in enforcing the
In an address at the North Congre
gational Church of Chicago, H. H. Van
Meter said:
"The papers have recently published
the statement that the chief of police
declared that he was about to permit
open violation of laws and ordinances
on New Year's morning, 'because some
of the churches asked.it.' There may
be those who doubt the truthfulness of
this statement, but there are many wit
nesses to the awful fact that intoxi
cating liquors are sold in this city upon
church property, not only to men, but
to women, and what is worst of all, to
children. The press of Chicago, de
serves unstinted praise for efforts for
reform along those and other lines lead
ing to the moral improvement of our
city."
Says Attitude is Weak.
The Bev. J. S. Ainslee, in his sermon
in the North Shore Congregational
church said:
"The attitude of the mayor seemed
to me weak and cowardly and from
every standpoint reprehensible. Time
and again Abraham Lincoln was
cheered by groups of ministers who
rnllpfl and rave their moral support to
him in his high task. Mayor Harrison
prefers the approbation of the under
world. This incident makes imperative
the demand for a man of large caliber
and fine type to occupy the great office
of mayor of Chicago."
The Bev. Louis P. Cain, in bis ser
mon in the Edgewater Presbyterian
church, said:
"The mayor openly ina aeiioeraiei
:wu;i r,o rlPTirv of this city. Would
he have likewise insulted any saloon
keepers, whose servant he ist Church
people ought to wake up to the fact
that the saloon dominates Chicago poli
tics and should be overthrown. The
saloons cannot-btrrcgulated. They own
the maypr and the chief of police, who
dare not say that their souls are their
own."
The Demagogue in the
Legislative Halls in the
Various States
Throughout the Union
BEING LARGELY AIDED BY YELLOW JOURNALISM IN HIS ONWARD
MARCH IN ASSISTING TO MANUFACTURE RACE PREJUDICE.
HIS SPECIES ARE PECULIAR TO AMERICA. IN NO OTHER COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WOULD HE AND HIS ASSOCIATES BE TOLERATED.
FRANK L. HAMILTON.
The newly elected President of the Appomattox Club, who is held in the high
est esteem by a large circle of warm frinds in this city and throughout the
northwest.
ono'"tba will take some time to over
come. Man may sin with a high hand,';
but there comes a time when his sin
is found out and he suffers the conse
quence. Ample evidence is available
showing the law has been violated, and
it will come to light some day."
The Bev. Judson B. Thomas, pastor
of Austin Avenue Baptist church, in
speaking of the Baptist ministers, said:
"In turning down the 200 or 300
ministers Mayor Harrison made a blun
der which he can never counteract, for
whatever his personal preference and
purpose he should have paid a courte
ous attention to the character" of the
500,000 of Chicago's citizens repre
sented by this body.
"It was an act of colossal stupidity.
These citizens are his best supporters.
They not only cause no special trouble
to our police force, but are the back
bone of a lawful and perpetual strength
in our city's future and its government.
Our mayor's blunder was as stupid Ss
it was colossal.
It is clearly evident now even to all
the blind men that Mayor Harrison
made a grave mistake by turning the
preachers down refusing to see them
and treating them as a huge joke and
let his honor take it from us, that they,
the preachers will not do a thing to
him when ho comes up for re-election
in 1915.
tho slippers of their best ladv friends.
rGreat crowds or droves of young
white gentlemen, who constantly de
light to boast of their superiority over
all Colored people, roamed tho streets
indiscriminately, they pawed and
mauled over the women that crowded
the loop district. They would rush on
young couples and separate the young
lady from her male escort and if he
resisted them and attempted to pro
tect the lady, from their ungcntlemanly
assaults, they would bounco upon him
and give him a beating for his trouble.
Many innocent young women, who
left their homes on that evening, fully
intending to have a good time, were
freely dealt with in this manner. Be
ing separated from their gentlemen es
corts, by tho crowds of rowdies and
toughs, who" swarmed the streets, they
were compelled to return to their
homes alone, sadder and wiser after
their bitter experience on New Year's
eve.
One young lady while returning home
on a Cottage Grove avenuo car, in
company with her gentleman escort,
livened up things considerable on it,
on New Year's eve. Her gentleman
friend assisted her, to get her feet into
the straps and for some time she hung
with her feet up in the air and her
head towards the floor of tho car.
She was extremely pretty and fault
SUCH EMINENT CHARACTERS AS BENJAMIN R. TILLMAN, JAMES K.
VARDAMAN, HOKE SMITH, COLE BLEASE AND BEV. THOMAS
DIXON, JR, WOULD BE NAILED TO THE CROSS.
FOR THEIR VILE AND ANARCHISTIC UTTERANCES IN FAVOR OF MOB
AND LYNCH LAW AND AGAINST SOCIETY, LAW AND ORDER.
THE NEGRO MUST UNITEDLY FIGHT THIS SPECIES OF THE DEMA
GOGUE ON HIS OWN GROUND
A STRONG AND LOGICAL ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY THE MAN ON
THE CORNER.
In a previous article wo told you the
story of a prize fight which made a
black man champion of the world in
his class. How this black champion
.petted, fawned upon, self-centered
became so obscessed with the notion
of his own greatness that he defied all
the conventions of decency and brought
upon his thoughtless head the condem
nation of tho reading world.
Had this almost universal execration
fallen upon tho one who alono deserved
it no sensible Colored man would have
"raised a finger" in protest. But tho
white man has a peculiar method of
easoning when dealing with black men.
Like one, like all, is his logic. When
we say white man, we mean the Ameri
can white man. The malady is strictly
Dementia Americana. In no other sec
tion of tho world is it found. If a
black man committed a crime in Eng
land, or was guilty of some breach of
ethics, no member of the British par
liament would make himself ridiculous
by introducing some sweeping measure
aimed at all black men. Neither would
tho marriage of two underworld char
acters in France- cause a deputy to
harangue the chamber with silly vapor
ing.
In tho old world tho demagogue
rarely ever gets into the halls of legis-
On that evening or on New Year's jlessly attired and in hanging in the
eve. many very disgraceful scenes
were gleefully enacted by the most
highly cultured and respectable Chris
tian men and women, throughout Chi-
. .. wnf 1ae
in -mis icilh the company ui -
than 300 ministers to wait upon the
mayor last Monday," said the .Bev.
Austin K. Hunter, pastor of tho Jack
son Boulevard Christian church.
laws and has respect for the requests "The bold contempt which the mayor
oi law abiding citizens." showed ior w --
cago.
The Bev. Albert J. McCartney,, pas
tor of the Kenwood Evangelical church
likened the mayor's attitude to that of
King Ahab and said that history had
strangely repeated itself.
"The mayor of Chicago," he told
hi3 congregation, "evidently resented
the interference of 'the clergy in tho
affairs of the city. Very well. JThat
his prerogative. We sincerely ques
tion his discretion.
"I regard it as a publioaiscourtesy
not only to myself, but to the members
et in thn moral welfare of the city
in refusing to even see them identifies
him with the vicious and lawless ele
ment of our city life."
fn "Mmiaav morninff in their various
meetings the preachers again lit into
Mayor Harrison and they fairly made
w- nrn t tho way they handled
him without gloves. At the meeting of
the Baptist and Congregational minis
ters, Arthur J. Francis, pastor of the
Pilgrim Congregational enurch asserted
that "Mayor "Harrison manifested an
nis igno-
"uw oajy io myseir. due to wo -" -
nf . -a x. -ti .i.nMY,M L?T.?mtv only matched by
:; "88 v" -rr;; zzr:, a ma." The Bev. m
a me ary, ana a aiseoursesy wnusswjj'""'" .
Qen and women, who are working for
the betterment of public morals and a
chance to rear thdr-rboys and girls
to manhood and womanhood, with some
Bease of decency."
timkoii continued:
"The ministers visited the mayor's
office to protest against a violation of
the law, and i refusal to even see
us was a grave polal mistake and
It was no uncommon sight to observe
this class of men and women who were
bent on having a good time, stagger
ing around the streets in the down
town district and in and out of the
cafes in a half drunken condition and
several instances the waiters in we
cafes were compelled to drag or pull
helpless and half drunken young girls
and older women too from beneath tho
tables where they had fallen in their
stupid condition and deposit them in
some of the side rooms where they
could sober up.
In many of the leading hotels and
cafes, the old established custom of
first class ladies dancing on the tables
kicking at the chandeliers, kissing
every good looking man in sight, danc
ing the bear cat, the bunny hug, the
tango, and many other faney steps,
with many hectic embellishments, were
pulled off, to their hearts content
Many prominent business men, in
cluding the leading politicians and
other high priests of society were in
evidence at these hotels and cafes and
they considered it a great honor as
in times past to drink their wine from;
TnannUT- in whlMi she did displayed a
large amount of her most dainty and
artistic lingerie. She repeated that
performance three times and each time
she was heartily applauded by those
occupying the crowded car. One man
passed the hat and gathered in a stock
ing full of money for her. Twenty to
twenty-five, seemingly highly respect
able Christian ladies were on the car
and they also greatly enjoyed the wild J
escapade of the young lady.
In our article a few weeks ago on
"Christmas or the holiday season" the
whole truth was set forth in it in the
following manner, after relating how
those who pTetend to reverence the
name of Jesus would crowd into the
various churches on Christmas morning
to sing or chant praises unto his name,
and then:
"The remainder of the holiday sea
son the theatres, the ballrooms and the.
banquet halls will be crowded, and the
Christians, or those who pretend to rev
erence the name of Jesus, wiB vie with
the ungodly, the Jew, tho hea'then, the
freethinker and the infidel in indulging
in social excesses, eating, drinking and
in celebrating his death upon the cross
in grand Bacchanalian style.
They, tho Christians, will cling to the
olden idea. "eat. drink and be merry
today, for tomorrow you may die."
Iation. Tho authorities either shoot
him or put him in jail. In America he
flourishes. Under our system of gov
ernment, with its laxity of law enforce
ment, and aided by yellow journalism,
ho has waxed so strong and turbulent
that he threatens the safety of the
Republic In whai other country could
a Tillman, a Vardaman or a Blease pub'
licly advocate tho lynching and burn
ing of citizens! Where else but in
America could they incite to riot and
bloodshed and go unpunished!
How keenly the black man feels this
persecution is known only to himself.
He sees courts and juries arrayed
against him, opportunities for employ
ment denied him, and brutal laws en
acted to harass and hamper him as he
moves about the country. And all this,
too, in a land that he has greater right
to call bis twn than millions of white
men who have found asylum here. For
be it known that the Negro was here with a strong hand.
before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.
Then, too, ho gave to the country
two centuries and a half of Unrequited
toil, saw his kith and kin bartered liko
cattle in tho markets; saw his women
despoiled by the brutal master, and
their tawny offspring sold to fatten the
purse of arrogant greed. He fought for
Independence on Boston common,
against the impressment of American
seamen on the high seas, and gave his
life blood on many a storied field to
save the Union, only to find himself in
the end discredited and despised as a
soldier.
What measures shall the Negro take
to apply the knife to this national can
cer! What form of inoculation shall
he employ to relieve the white man of
colorphobia! How shall he match the
yellow journal and the demagogue!
Never were these questions of such
vital concern as now. Already much
hostile legislation is threatened, and
we shall not bo surprised to see. many
bills of a discriminatory nature thrown
into the legislative hoppers this win
ter. Fearless agitation, persistent fight
ing, are our only hope.
Fortunately for us in Illinois wo
will havo in the governor's chair at
Springfield a man who believes in the
doctrine of fair play a just and
Christian gentleman who will not allow
his administration to be used to op
press any class of citizens. In tho
national eapitol we shall have an
executive who has pledged himself to
administer his office for all the peo
ple and in the spirit of the Christian
religion. Washington will have her
Wilson. Let us hope that every North
ern state will have her Dunne.
Wo must not, however, lose sight
of our own shortcomings. Every shad
ow of excuse must be taken away from
our enemies. The Negro must indulge
in no little self-castigation. Our own
ship must be drydocked and the bar
nacles scraped off. The bad Negro,
loud of mouth, vulgar in manner, the
street corner loafer, the rag tag and
bob tail of our people must be whipped
into submission. The elements among
us that cannot distinguish between lib
erty and lieenso must be put down
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH STREET
BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN
BANK, WILL THIS COMING
WH REMOVE TO THE SOUTH
EAST CORNER OF THD2TY-TD2ST
AND STATE STREETS.
The middle of this coming week, the
2Sth street branch of the American
Bank, which has been located for the
past seven months in the American
Apartment Building, 2Sth street and
Wabash avenue, will remove into its
sew up-to-date and modern banking
rooms, on the 2nd floor of the building
at the southeast corner of 31st and
State streets.
William D. Neighbors, will still con
tinue to serve as its cashier. The par
ent or the head bank of the American
Bank, is located at 117 N. Dearborn
street and it is successfully engineered
by its millionaire President Mr. John
W. Worthington.
It and the 31st street branch, will be
capitalized for $500,000 and be under
State 'control. Its stock will sell for
$110 per share. A more elaborate ac
count of this new banking institution
will appear in the next issue of The
Broad Ax.
Mrs. Martha B. Anderson, 6450
Champlain avenue, returned home Sun
day morning from Louisville, Ky.,
where she spent New Year's day, and
the last week of the holiday sea
son with friends which she made in
that city during her former visit to
it in 1910.
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