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No. 22
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CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 16, 1918
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Birthday Anniversaries of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick
Douglass Have Been Celebrated This Week by the People
in General, in All Parts of 1is Country. The Sage of
Anacosta Stood High in the Estimation of Presidents Lin
coln, Grant, Hayes, Arthur and Cleveland
FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOR MANY YEARS SWAYED OR EXERTED
MORE INFLUENCE OVER THE AFFAIRS OF THIS COUNTRY THAN
THE GREAT MAJORITY OF MEN WHO WERE BORN WITH SILVER
SFOONS IN THEIR MOUTHS. HE ADVANCED FROM THE AUCTION
BLOCS; THE LITTLE LOG CABIN WITH ITS DIRT FLOOR TO THE
EDITOR'S CHAIR; MINISTER TO SANTO DOMINGO AND ON UP TO
1EC0RDER OF DEEDS AND UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HE HAD THE HONOR OF BEINGTHE FIRST COLORED MAN TO
CONTRIBUTE AN ARTICLE TO THE "NORTH AMERICAN REVTEW IN
H64. HE HAD THE FURTHER DISTINGUISHED HONOR TO BE THB
FIRST COLORED MAN IN THIS COUNTRY TO BE INVITED TO ATTEND
A DIPLOMATIC DINNER AND RECEPTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE BY
PRESIDENT AND MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND IN 1866.
THB TRUE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE WRITTEN
WITHOUT LINKING THE NAMES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND FRED
ERICK DOUGLASS TOGETHER, FOR IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD
THEY WERE TRULY BROTHERS. SHORTLY AFTER THE TRAGIC
DEATH OF THE GREAT EMANCIPATOR, MRS. LINCOLN PRESENTED
15 GOLD-HEADED CANE TO FREDERICK DOUGLASS, STATING AT
TffiTTME THAT AS HE WAS ONE OF .HER HUSBAND'S BEST FRffiNDS,
.HAT SHE FELX.SUREUTHAT HB WOULD .HKJHLY :APPRECIAT, IT
TO THE END OF TIME.
IT IS WELL INDEED THAT THE PEOPLE IN ALL PARTS OF THIS
COUNTRY, THOSE WHO DEARLY LOVE LIBERTY AND JUSTICE, ARE
GRADUALLY LEARNING TO REVERENCE AND COMMEMMORATE THE
NAMES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS.
It a not our intention at this time to
pre is extended review of the very re
tirkible career of Frederick Douglass
rtith even after the passing away
of may years reads like unto a,f airy
tile or romance, it seems that the hand
tl fite or some unseen power call it
God or what not, decreed it from the be
Psffig of time to bring Abraham
IBfo and Frederick Douglass upon
tiae fleeting shores almost at the same
te for one was bora in abject pover
ty or misery and was forced to struggle
ader a heavy load of pain and sorrow
& greater portion of hk sad life ia
rf to come into the possession of
tie lire rudiments of an education and
&pte that fact and in spite of him
& e was shoved or pushed by that
"ae haad of fate or by that same un-
power along the highway or the
7 oi me which was strewn with
and thistles until he was elected
w e most exalted or distinguished
J&a within the bountiful gift of
"fAaerican people and when hk
r0 were suddenly ended here below
jw wnole world stood with bowed
"s ad bitterly wept by the side of
PTe.
Tie other was born in slavery and
JJJ8?7 f the 1rert d tte lowcrt
JjJJ- He first saw the" light.of day in
".being born in a little log cabin
21 floor' tho 8tate o' Mary-
t i covering and bed at night eon-
" few rags tossed together in
corner of the cabin on the soft 'dirt
lTw Uttle edDcati ell to
u received in the midst of
tod blows for it meant a heavy
te. !!--? g tna Pria " aay-
aght in the act of learning him
read and write. Finally in 1838,
Several .:i . J . . .
Sjij. , . """kueB, ne succeeded xh
S Jus escape from slavery, wend-
ie , J I0 AeTr To City whe
. muted in marriage to 20ss
ib slit T' Whom ho hKi ow
oa Z? Jl back MJl.
oriir" Pressed on t New
for ikZr3'' and ter '"'orkiBg hard
u Mye8' U lras discovered-that
elSr!6 f bec0Big one rf the
ttu tte ,, most "
mite t - had ever Prodaced and
of himself, Hke Abrahaa Iin-
V the f T f Mced or P381 forward
tatrr very moveaent in thk
!erUltvtlle0ld,rada'fWl'e
WrTS i dMp blHe
tt America.
In 1847 he started his newspaper at
Rochester, N. Y., in which city a mas
sive monument has been erected to his
memory and for seventeen long years
he conducted his paper, the North Star,
with great ability and he mortgaged
his home in order to keep it running so
that he would be in a better position
to fight the great battle of his strug
gling and down-trodden race.
As time advanced with great credit
to himself and with undying honor to
his race and to all the people in this
country, he very successfully served as
assistant secretary of Santo Domingo,
as United States marshal for the District
of Columbia; Recorder of Deeds f or the
same district and minister to Haiti and
he served with distinction as the com
missioner of that country to the world's
fair which was held in Chicago in 1893.
It must be said to the everlasting
credit of Frederick Douglass that he
stood high in the estimation of Presi
dents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes,xArthur and
Cleveland and at all times he possessed
their fullest confidence in every way
and continued right ap to the day of his
death. February 20, 1895, to sway
most wonderful influence over public
affairs and the most prominent states
men ia this country.
President Lincoln always referred to
him (as my friend Frederick Douglass.
Mr. Douglass had the honor of being the
first Colored man to contribute an arti
cle to the "North American Review,"
in 1884; ia Jane,1886 Presideat Grover
Cleveland, the greatest of all of "the
great statesmen in this country aad an
old school Democrat, gave a diplomatic
dinner aad reception at the White Hoase
in honor of hk new bride and. on in
vitation of President Cleveland Mr.
asd Mrs. Frederick Douglass attended
Khe affair whlckvwas no of the great
est aad meet brilliaHt social functions
ever held ia the White Hoase. Presi
deat aad Mrs. CkveJaad were both very
graeieas ia their conduct toward Mr.
aad Mra. Douglass aad .made them feel
w&keseaad at-home. 1
As farther-preef that Mr. Desglaea
was regard as one of the closest aad
warmest friend of the great esaaaci
pator, for at kk sadden death, Mrs.
Lincoln presented his gold-headed eaae
to Mr. Douglass aad she felt sure that
he weald always lug"hly priae it aad re
tain it to the end of time. The aaae
is siai within the waBs of the lata
home of J-redorkk Deaglaaa, Ifaahiag-
loa, D. a
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been -stated in these columns that no
one can ever attempt to write a true
history of this country without linking
the names of Frederick Douglass and
Abraham Lincoln together, for both of
them represented the highest or the
loftiest ideals in human existence.
In conclusion, the language always
used by Mr. Douglass, was as chaste
and as pure as the beautiful white snow
as it gently falls from the high heav
ens. He always entertained tho high
est consideration for the rights of the
lowest of his fellow creatures, regard
less of their color and it would be well
indeed for all people everywhere, to fol
low in bis footsteps.
HOYNE QUASHES INDICTMENT OF
W. H. ItUTHASDT.
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'Aid. to Heatey May Becover
&IC7V;jmtay. - - -
State's Attorney Hoyne's office has
nolle prossed the true bill against Will
iam H. Luthardt, who was indicted
nearly a year ago with former Chief of
Police Charles C. Healey and Charles
Esaig of the Sportsmen's club for al
leged conspiracy in connection with the
operation of gambling machines.
Judge Joseph Sabath was asked by
Walter F. Stanton, an assistant state's
attorney, for permission to have the
Luthardt indictment stricken from the
coll with leave to reinstate. No action
was taken on the indictment against
Healey and Essig.
Luthardt Suspended.
When the indictments wero returned
Luthardt, who was secretary to the
chief of police, refused to take a leave
of absence pending a trial on the in
dictment. He was suspended for this
and charges filed against him with the
civil service commission.
Circuit Court Judge Charles M. Walk
er recently ruled against the city in
mandamus proceedings brought by
Luthardt to compel the sity to reinstate
him. The city appealed from this rul
ing to the Appellate court.
"All indictments probably will be dis
missed," said Mr. Hoyne, "except the
ones on which "Healey is now facing
triaL The gambling machine cases
ere not nearly as strong as the ease
we tried Healey on and Jost. If we
could not obtain a conviction against
Healey on the first case, it does not
look as if we could be successful on the
gambling machine matter."
City's Coarse ia Doubt. ,
Corporation Counsel Ettelson said he
could not discuss the city's future
coarse ia view of the nolle pressing of
the Luthardt indictment. It was learned
however, that the city is liable to waive
its appeal aad carry out the reinstate
ment order of Judge Walker. This
woald, restore Luthardt to his former
position aad give him his pay for the
year he was suspended.
If Luthardt is restored to duty he
likely will be transferred from the posi
tion of secretary to the police ehief
to secretary of the boards of examin
ing plumbers aad engineers.
So it appears that the Hen. State's
Attorney kas agaia beaa engaged xa
wildly barkiag ap the wrong tree. Some
of his close friends tote him off to one
side aad gently inform him that he is
making s feel of himself, that he k
fast becoming the laughing stock of all
aaae persona residing ia thk eity aad
throughout Cook Coaaty aad it k high
time f or-him te stop iadktiag honorable
eitisens at th expense ef the small tax
payers, simply te farakh aaweeaMat
for "him aad the daily newspapers.-
Editor.
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THE IMMORTAL FREDERICK DOUGLASS." '
The Colored people all over this country, and throughout the civilized world for that
mstter, have fittingly celebrated the 101st anniversary of his birth; for be was
one of the greatest characters in every way that has been cast upon the
shores of time.
MOSTGAOE ON FREDERICK DOUG
LASS HOME IS PAID
Boston, Mass. (Special) Mrs. Mary
B. Talbert, president of, the National
Association of Colored Women an
nounces that the Frederick Douglass
Home at Anacosta, Washington, D. G,
has been redeemed, that every dollar
has been paid on the mortgage, as well
as all incidental debts and that records
of the realty transfer has been made in
the District of Columbia.
The movement to raise a fund to free
the Douglass home of debt was started
by the women of the country about a
year ago. It was conducted by the N.
A. C. W.- under the leadership of Mrs.
Talbert.
The mortgage was paid off last
month.
It will be recalled that for several
years before his death the late Booker
T. Washington labored very hard to in
duce the Colored men throughout the
country to contribute the money and
redeem the home of Frederick Douglass,
so that it would always stand as "a mon
ument to the race, but the Colored men
being devoid of race pride went fast to
sleep on the job aad it remained for the
Colored women .to snatch that honor
away from them aad after the home
is put in first-class shape it will be
eeme the permanent headquarters of the
National Association of Colored Wom
en's Clubs and everything pertaining
to the history of the Colored race in
thk country will be gathered there.
Mrs. Talbert and her associates de
serve to be highly praised for the hard
task or work which' they accomplished
ia that direction. Editor.
Mrs. J. H. Patten, wife of Capt. John
H. Patten, ef the 370th U. 8. Infantry,
has arrived heme from Camp Logan,
Heastea, Tex aad she was f ereed to
"Jim Crew" it almost all ef the way.
Mr. T. Arnold Hffl has returned" te
the eity from New York, aad Sick
mead, "Virginia, aad. k agaia en ejaty at
the Ckkefe Urhear League hesdnaar
ters, 39t State street.
EEV. W. & BBADDAN, CHAPLAIN
OF THE 370TH UNITED STATES
INFANTRY, WILL DEPART FOR
CAMP LOGAN, HOUSTON, TEX,
SUNDAY EVENING.
Rev. W. 8. Braddan, the eloquent pas
tor of the Berean Baptist Church, 52nd
and Dearborn streets, and chaplain of
the 370th U. 8. Infantry, who arrived
home last week'on a fifteen days' fur
lough, wUl depart for Camp Logan,
Houston, Tex., Sunday evening, and
be present at roll call on Tuesday morn
ing. He preached in "his chureh at both
the morning and evening services last
Sunday and he will hold forth this
coming Sunday, February 17th, at both
services.
While in the city Rev. Braddan or
dered two pictures of the staff, field
and line officers of the old Eighth Regi
ment, which appeared in the columns'
of this paper October 20, 1917. One
will be left in his home here in tbis
citv and the other one will be framed
and hung up in hk quarters at Camp
Logan aad when he accompanies tne
370th U. a Infantry to Paris, France,
he will take the picture with him.
Hundreds of friends ef Rev. Braddan
called on him to pay their most pro
found respects to him and wish him all
the luck ia the world while serving hk
country as the rhaplain of the 370th
U. 8. Infantry.
SLAUGHTER-JOHNSON WEDDING
The first part ef last week, Mks An
bury Mayetta Slaughter, .second daugh
ter ef Mr. aad Mrs. L. H. Slaughter,
4314 Lasgley avenue, was salted in
marriage to Mr. Elijah H. Johnson, Jlev.
W. D. Cook, pastor of Bethel Church,
performing the wedding ceremony at
the home ef the parents ef the -harming
bride. Only the dose relatives of
the contracting parties were, present.
Mr. aad Mrs. Johnson, whe are re-'
edvkg the hearty eeagrataktieas ef
their many friends, are at home at
3dM Vernon aveaae. -
CAPT. JAMES S. NELSON, FOR
OVER TWENTY YEARS IN
CHARGE OF THE QUARTERMAS
TER'S DEPARTMENT OF THE
EIGHTH REGIMENT, ILLINOIS
NATIONAL GUARD, NOW THB
370TH UNITED STATES INFAN
TRY, HAS RESIGNED AND WILL.
SOON RETURN TO CHICAGO.
The news has been flashed to this
city from Camp Logan, Houston, Tex,
to the effect that Capt. James N. Nel
son, one of the fathers and founders of
the old Eighth Regiment, Illinois Na
tional Guard, now the 370th U. 8. In
fantry, who faithfully served it for
more than twenty years as captain and
quartermaster and always kept hk ac
counts as such with the State of Illi
nois and the United States as straight
as a tightly-drawn string, has resigned
and will soon return to hk home ia
Chicago.
It k also reported that many other
important changes will take plaee ia
the old Eighth Regiment; that before
it departs for the trenches i& Fraaee
that maay of its high officers will be
placed oa the retired .list or assigned to
some other occupation in connection
with the war; that Colored men wUl not
rank much higher than majors aad cap
tains in any of the units composed of
Colored soldiers.
Hon. C M Potts, who so honorably
served for four years as insurance su
perintendent of the State of Illinois un
der Governor Edward F. Dunne, has re
sumed the practice of law aad hk maia
office will be ia the National Life Build
ing, 28 8. LaSalle street, phone Ran
dolph 6816. Judge Potts will ako main-.
tain aa efiee ia the Sekeh Building,
Springfield, HL, aad aa he k a polished
gentleman aad a high-class lawyer, he k
bound te get hk share ef the law buei-
Mr. George Nichob, ef Seattle, Waek,
speat Sunday aad Monday ia the city
vkitiag relatives. He was the guest
ef Attorney aad Mrs. H. S, Geiaes.
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