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No. 20 i
CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 1818
any Candidates in the Various Wards Throughout the City
Have Entered the Race for Aldermen, to Be Votecteror m
the Primaries. Tuesday, February 26th
.- .-tin?" it,
H0T ALDERMANIC FIGHTSTAGED IN THE 9SCOND WARD BB-
i MAJOR KUBBKl R. jAVAavsii au ruiunon niuaiuiuui
nR PRIEST. BOTH CANDIDATES ARE WBLL PLEASED WITH
I REGISTATION ON WEDNESDAY.
flUIAM F. MULVIHILL, GUY GUERNSEY, CHARLES CLARE AND
JOHN M. K1MOALL tlAVK MAUkBU UP A SlllT TUUtt-
ciht IN THE SEVENTH WARD WHICH WILL B2)A
WTLB ROYAL BETWEEN MESSRS. jGUERNSEY. AND MULYIUJLL.
WILLIAM J. H. SCHULTZ AND EDWARD TODD ARE GOING TO
bfpitri THAN MAT TOGETHER IN THE FOURTEENTH WARD.
Ium tt i -- -- - .
HO AS MR. TODD MADE A SPLENDID SHOWING AT THE PRIMARIES
!YEAR AGO HE LOOKS LIKE AN EASY WINNER ON lUrJSUAX,
THROUGH THB INFLUENCE OF HON. JOSEPH F. HAAS, THE
NTY-EIGHTH WARD REPUBLICAN UBUAWiMnun itao ii-
I HON. CHARLES S. DENEEN FOR UNITED STATES skmaivk.
Iks iHenaanic fight is on in full force
a tie various wards throughout the
crj ud m far the following Republi
cs! ud Democrats have entered the
as or contest:
I vi 1, "Walker E. Whitley; Ward 2,
far De Priest, Robert B. Jackson;
tell, Felix A. Xorden; Ward 4, John
IBnoeek; Ward 5, John P. Norton;
Tiri 6, Willis 0. Nance; Ward 7,
Jdi X. Kimball, William F. Mulvibill,
firr Guernsey, Charles Clare; Ward 9,
Ow B. Hillstrora; Ward 12, William
fcHoHen; "Ward 13, William F. Kra-
w; Ward 14. William J. H. Schnltr,
Hnrf Todd; Ward 18, John J. Gor-
;Wtra 19, Louis Solitske; Ward 20.
hpl Richer; Ward 21, Earl J. Wal
ls; tfffliim F. Peters, Harry Crane, P.
cMu 8tevens, George J. Glover;
TtrdO, "Walter P. Steffen; Ward 25,
,ftui J. Link. Kobert H. 8tiason.
Vte H. Waite; Ward 26, 'George
, William IL Wesbey; Ward 28,
A. C. Mayer; Ward 29, Richard
&, Ralph G. Hunter; Ward 30,
R. TeseWr. UTifhanl R Wnli-
31, Robert R. Pegram, Charlea A.
ta; Ward 32, John H. Lyle; Ward
. George F. Lohman, J. Walter Niel-
! Albert 0. Anderson? Warf 35.
ATTORNEY HARRIS S. GAIKZ8
LOOKS HORNS WITH. IiAWYBR
OHE8TERJW. DE ASHOND.
John Toman; Ward 35, Thomas J.
Sitting aldermen seeking renomini
tions. " T
The gwatest fight all along the Xae;
in haf resect isxbeias Tg1?; "U
jhc Sifaad SWttfirft
B. Jackson and former Alderman Oscar
DePriest. There Kill not be one white
candidate running in that ward, either
Republican or Democrat, and it -will be
a muddy or a very bitter fight solely
between two Colored men, and what
they are saying about each other in the
way of mean things Ts simply manners
and the indications are that they will
continue to do so right up to the close
of the primaries. The name of Mr. De
Priest comes first on the primary ballot
and his friends figure that that is worth
one thousand extra votes to him, and the
followers of Major Jackson figure that
that amounts to nothing, that the ever-
smiling major "is bound to win any way.
Both of them claim that they came out
ahead in the registration on Wednesday,
and they are well pleased with the re
sult of their labor on that day.
For .the first time in many years there
Trill be a red hot fight in the 7th Ward
between, the following four Repablican
candidates, William F. Mnlvihill, Guy
Guernsey, Charles Clare and Alderman
John U. Kimball, and the majority of
the voters in the ward will act wisely
by selecting either Mr. Mnlvihill or Mr.
lrd L 'John J. fVnil,lin. Wor .a.
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M!i a Schwartz: Ward 4. John Gsemsev. for either one of them would
uuerL w;n;. t r t t
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Robert J. Mulcahy,
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' "" u. xurouta, vraru vt
T M. Shaw, Sheldon W. Govier;
R, James McNichols Frank J.
j; Ward 11, 'Herman Krua-
i John V WilVJn xr.: t -u--
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- - -. icimosKe; ward 12, "Je-
L Xoakr Wo.J -io .T-t n
nrice J. .Tnv- wj t
. """j J0hn .V. PiotrntrV;. Va
SUaley S. Walkowiak; Ward 18,
Jfajh. Maurice F. Havana.;
If u B- lerrWard 20,
, M; Ward 21, William Renr-
eridan Stevens; Ward 22,
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' V Halein; Ward 27,
"U O, JIA.
rtin b. Gorman, Xawy
, O'Connor; Ward 31, Tr
'?0n "y P. erse.:
make a first class alderman.
From the present indications Edward
Todd will wia oat at the primaries over
William J. H. SchalU in the 14th Ward.
Mr. Tedd is a tree blae Republican and
as he made, a splendid race one year ago
tat aMeman-at the primaries he is en
titled to wis eat Taesday, .February 26.
Hon. Je F.Haas, the efalar and
paiHataking recorder .of Ceok Ceanty,
who if e f the Kg wheel horses t e
ReMsUeaa farty ef HUaais, this week
isdaeed tlw RefMia rgaaiaatie of
the 28th Ward to f all in um I Mam.
Charles a 3enea for United States
lr. WlMiatB H. Jaekaoa, an awistaat
daorkewec at IX oiaoral AssaHy, Js
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Ke laHs frwa Jffewjpert, X L, as 4ees
KTcoorge Soafwttt tia ssJy Oolsi
3iester W. De Armoad, Esq.,
3518 S. SUte Street,
Dear Sir: A few d3ys ago Mr. Ju
lius F. Taylor, editor of The Broad Ax,
turned over to me a letter received by
him from you, stating that certain an
swers in reference to marriage andaat-
uralizatioa, appearing in. the edition, of
The Broad-Ax of January 49, 1918, were
While I do. not think, the criticisms
timely or ethical, yet 1 am pleased to
know that they were made for the pur
pose of benefiting the public as well as
The Broad Ax. For this reason I wish
to- state briefly the facts and law upon
which X based my opinion.
The Supreme Court of this state has
net rendered a decisini:a case similar
the present statute on marriages has
been in force. There has been but few
such decisions in other states and such
as there are were influenced by statu
tory laws that differ from our statute.
These cases seem to agree that mar
riages of minors can be annulled if
brought in a reasonable time after mar
riage. 22 L. B, A., 1202; 121 L. B. A.,
Like all other classes of cases where
the law is somewhat unsettled, the opin
ions of the judges on the bench and
lawyers of the bar are .not in harmony.
So it is no wonder that you and I dif
fer in this matter.
The case you referred to in your de
cision is the case of Lyndon vs. Lyndon,
-decided in 1873, just forty-five years
ago. I .have had occasion to refer "to
this ease on a previous occasion and am
very familiar with the facts therein.
I am quite sure you have not read
this ease, but you have depended upon
notes 'that are sometimes made by law
clerks who have little or no legal train
ing and cannot be depended upon.
Therefore, I will make -a brief state
ment of the ease:
Thomas Lyndon was married to an
infant girl without the consent of her
parents. Her father filed a hill ia equity
to annul the marriage. The lower court
refused to annul this marriage and it
was carried to the Supreme Court. The
Sapreme Court Teversed the lower court
and said a decree annulling the mar
riage ahoald be entered. The question
ef dodging marriage liability was aot
decided upon nor even meatiaaed la
this ease. So yea see you cited ft ease
to uphold year opinion -whoa, there was
ao foundation for doing so.
Furthermore, the statute in force at
the time the ease of Xyadea. vs. Lyades
was derided was exacted ia 1841 ev-
eaty-threo years ago. Bineo thattime
the.maxriage statute has been, amended
fire tHBes 1881, 187, 188, 1 sd
The iegislatare mas have had1 seate
reason and .purpose for ameadlaf; this
law therefore, 'we mast eoasiaer the
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HON. CHARLBS S. DBNEBN
Well knows throafhest the Sute of Illiaoif, aad the nation for that matter, who has
been indorsed by the Tweatyaijh Ward Repablicaa otfaaizatieB for United
States Seaator. "
davit for those who misrepresented their
age in order, to secure a marriage
The statute in force today makes it
imperative for the parents to make af
fidavit of the minor's age before a
license is granted aad provides for a
penalty for obtaining a license by fraud
Therefore, I eontend that because the
law is imperative as to parents' eon-
sent and that a penalty is prescribed
for securing a license by misrepresenta
tion of age, the question of voidability
of marriages contrary to law is a legal
question and aot a question of the in
tention of the parties.
Contracts entered into in violation of
law, where there is a penalty attached
for the violation, are absolutely void.
Miller vs. Ammoa, 145 T7. a 42L
Drem&n vs. Douglass, 122 HL 523.
Pyott vs. Pyett, 111 IB. 280.
Powell vs. Powell, 18 Han. 373.
MeDeed vs-McDeed, 67 BL 545.
Araet vs. Wright, 18 Okla. 337.
-The law is new Well settled that bo
aet forbidden by statute is binding.
Araetreag vs. Taylor, ll'Wheat. 358.
Lewie vs. Hadfey, 88 HL 438.
Ob. Is. Co. vs. SoeeathaL 55 EL 85.
Whoa the legislature protibits aa aet
or declarer it shsB he anlawfal to per
form it, everrale ef interpretation
awsi say thai the Iegislatare 'intended
i iattrynsn its' power to preveat the
aet aad asroae of the mm of preres
fiHtlat like eWtBh4lirH veii
hU;tanrise whU Jw,t9 Aye the
hibited acts as the good eitizen who
respects and conforms to the law.
Cincinnati Ins. Co. vs. Rosenthal, 55
Law vs. People, 87 BL 385.
A few weeks ago I had occasion to be
interested in a ease tried before Judge
Fitch of the Superior Court where the
facts were identical with the question
mentioned' in The Broad Ax.
Judge Fitch held that when the com
plainant proved that he was under legal
age and the consent of his parents was
not given, the ease dissolved itself into
a legal question, and the intention of
the complainant had tfothing to do with
it. A decree was granted annulling tne
I have no doubt the decision of Judge
Fiteh influenced me somewhat in form
ing my opinion in the above mentioned
ease, as well as the authorities I have
It is Very unfortunate that a very
important clause ia the qaestioB per
taining to naturalisation was omitted,
f making the question a little misleading.-
You made it very cenvenieBt to saoply
the ftminrarrn with the opposite mean
Lag, when as a lawyer yea should have
gives, every ceaatraetiea that weald be
is harmony with the opinion. I de set
pretend to give a detailed opinion is
answering questions, nor an opinion that
will fit every statement ef faeta. Is
fact, 1 -make it a point to aondesfo
both the question aad aaswer-as aneh
The questions 'said ihwhh am aet
wz&ek ui sUlgmsBtSBhamiUi.to
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by opposing counsel, but a brief answer
for the layman.
The sentence in referenee to the fa
ther's naturaliiatioa should have read
to-wit: "My father was naturalised
when I was 21 years of age." (Al
though the party in question stated
that he bad bees brought to this cou
try by his father when aa infant.) It
was with the faet of the delayed natu
ralization of the father ia mind that
I formed my opiaioa. With this elaase
inserted I am quite sure you wia agree
with me that the naturalisation ef the
father did not make the ass. a eitisea,
and that it U seesesary for him to be
aaturaliaed before he can become a.
I thank you for your esTert to assist
The Broad Ax is its esTert to serve
the public aad will welcome aay,sg-
gestioB yes may make for the ispve
meat of the Legal Helps eolasaa. -
Bespeeif ally years,: . .
Harris B. Gaiaes.
SL 2. XTXBXXS WITHDRAWS
zxobc sax sorb or torn
Last week Mrs. 8 B, Taraer, editor
aad owner ef the Caieage Idea, with
drew from the bead, ef Mies Jassahtee
Polk, who has bees indicted, .by "te
grand jary for ailing the late Dr. James
Miss Pott, isaetes; her trial, ie at Hb
erty e'U4 oa4,r. Krer-siaB-i
hr Jwad iiriisd af Xs. Tvomr.
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