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HEW 3X) THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY
CHICAGO, MARCH 2, 1918
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liAJOR ROBERT R. JACKSON, AFTER A LONG AND BITTER FIGHT AND MUCH MUD SLINGING ON THE PART OF SOME OF THE
CAMP FOLLOWERS OF BOTH CANDIDATES, TRIUMPHED OVERFORMER ALDERMAN OSCAR DE PRIEST FOR THE NOMINATION
POR ALDERMAN OF THE SECOND .WARD, HIS OFFICIAL MAX) RFrtf BEING 498.
g CHICAGO EVENING AMERICAN OF FEBRUARY 25, AND. THE
OTHER EVENING DAILY NEWSPAPERS, GATHERED IN ALL THE
MONEY THEY COULD FROM EX-ALDERMAN DB RMMT AND RAN
BE OH1 IN OBSCURE (XRNtCTramtFUILKTKNS. THBN
THOSE SAME PAPERS ENDORSED, OR RECOMMENDED, MAJOR'
ROBERT R. JACKSON FOR THE NOMINATION FOR ALDERMAN OF
THE SECND WARD. y
HON. GUY' GUERNSEY DEFEATED WILLIAM F. MULVIHILL IN THE
gVENTH WARD RY OYER TWO THOUSAND MAJORITY .AM). MR.
GUERNSEY MAY BE BROUGHT FORWARD BY HIS FRIENDS FOR
JUDGE OF THE COUNTY COURT THIS COMING FALL.
jUDERMAN JOSEPH HIGGINS SMITH RAN OVER BENJAMIN M.
MITCHELL IN THE FOURTEENTH -WARD WITH ALMOST TWO
THOUSAND MAJORITY AT HIS BACK.
M.F.KAVANAGH, WHO SEEMS TO BE A HIGH-CLASS AND POPULAR
CITIZEN ON THE .WEST SIDE, DEFEATED ATTORNEY MARTIN
WALSH FOR THE NOMINATION FOR ALDERMAN OF THE EIGHT
EENTH WARD, RUNNING AHEAD OF HTM TO THE TUNE OFlW
trjntis; 5, F. G. WeUmaa; 6, Lea B.
Shire; 7, C. W. Shaw; 8, G. W. Kehler;
9, Zephiere Pepin; 10, Stefan GiBa; 11,
Win. van "Bedegraveh; 12, C B. Ber
anek; 13, Charles H. Hair; 14, H. W.
Harris; 15, W. E. Bodriguezj 16, P. A.
Marion Wiley; 19, P. A. Pellegriae; 20,
E. H. Wisman; 21, G. a Sehmidt; 22,
Andrew Lain; 23, CvExambein; 24, A.
W. Harraek; 25, G. E. Collins; 26, J.
Marshall; 27, C. D. Thompson; 8, F.
Shinersmith; 29, J. A. Ambroz; 30,
Aaron Henry; 31, C. T. Woerncr; 32,
J. W. Morris; 33, Walter HHggias; 34,
'Daniel A. Uretz; 35, Albert a ETalk.
By Albea L. Heteey
The long drawnout primary contest
a some of the wards throughout the
dry one to an end on Tuesday eve
tsi and many aldermauic candidates,
vlo labored under the false impression
tilt tier toted all the Toters residing
a titir respective wards around ia
liar hip pockets, received avery se
vere jolt in their necks -when the pells
Axd find the final result of the vote
m announced. In no ward in ,ths
force him to the front for Judge of the
County Court this coming f alL
Alderman Joseph Higgins Smith has
made such a splendid record in the City
ran ail ever iienjamia j. Jditcaeu,
knocking; him out -with more than two
thousand majority at his beck the vot
ers of the 14tk ward have farther and
higher political -honors in store for
-' Fundamentally, the National Negro
Business League concerns itself" with
the "bread -and butter" problems of
the race.' Those men of rare vision and
foresight who founded the organisation
Counsel ia the past four years that he I regiittd tiat efficiency iabadaeas, com-.
mereial and industrial endeavors, weald
increase the individual earning capac
ity of members' of the race and insure
for them prosperity, independence and
better life. To aeeempUah these ends,
they undertook, as -am immediate object,
:.B&J5 tiere near Mjnneh.ratlaakJJfa ef-ore
as! tinging as there was in lie second
nrd, vhere two eminent and prom
oat Colored gentlemen were raaaing
pist each other in the persons of
kajor Robert B. Jackson and. former
Hitman Oscar DePriest; .their camp
foBcTOT and would-be three-by-fire
'tittsaen, retainers and loud .mouthed,
way ihonters slung so much decayed
ad at each of the opposing candidates,
bradiBg both of them with committing
hMt all the crimes known to man;
"t it will require the labor of all the
fret cleaners residing in that -ward
d a thousand wagons to cart away all
d tie ill-smelling mud whieh was Blang
wa with so much f eree by seme of
" tracked or the rattled-braiaed era
'wcf the two contending faetiewg.
Ktrer in the history of the seeead
r4k passed through eeh a rif
Iaiis' time on the part of the Colored
and the Colored people ia
tanal as it did on Tuesday, Feb.' 2,
hea it was all over aad after many
tftleir followers had threateaed to ead
"es of some of those who were
PP088 to their candidate and many of
tten kad beeome rank enemies to ,the
f time, Major Bobert B. Jaeksea
&I triumphed over Mr. DePriest, the
fitlB e. ii. .. . . .;
ft u me gauant major winning
majority of 498, according
t the offi.;.i , . .
-va. caani wnicn eased ea
vizy afternoon by the election cem-
JHe Chicago American and meet ef
Ut ntV i ...
-" "any newspapers en Memday
- - m, gaiaerea in an taa
JV they possibly could
y r a display adverUset
iter securing hi8 good mesey,
toni !.. , .
rtiVely in other directieather
t b obscure corners ef their psK
'and in the final round ap they
J highly recommended Ma-
obert S. Jackson toT g ea.
fw alderman of the seeead ward,
Ptly assirtUg Mr. DePriert
00 the outaide ef the -fee
emanie eontett ia the-aet-h,
J " iad"d taere thai p4-
Jsi-ya .? Qntn7, wh very eaefly j
CT ,tte ia &, -ma.,
.j rihffl, by me taa iw.
support of- Mr. F. Sullivan, .first as-
sistant 8tate.'s Attorney, ran far away
from Attorney Martin Walsh in the
18th ward, aad Mr. -Kavanagh's ma
jority is mere than 1,600 and, he and
his friends are greatly pleased over
Ihe evteeae ef the stiff and game fight
which, they pat up against .the very Hon.
The following were 'the successful
candidates who won out in their re
spective wards on primary day:
Ward 1, Walker E. Whitney; 2, Bo
bert B. Jackson; 3,. Felix A. Norden;
4, John F. Broucek; 5, John P. Norton;
6Ald. Willis a Nance; 7, Guy Guera
sey; 8, Aid. Eraest M. Cross; 9, Oscar
B. Hillstrom; 10? Joseph Celovsky; 11,
John C. Erase; 12, William P. Holden;
13, "William F. Kramer; 14, W. J. H.
Schaltx; 15, Oscar H. Olsen; 16, Peter
Straviaski; 17, Stanley J. Wolski; 18,
Joha J. Gorman; 19", Louis Solitska; 20,
Joseph Bacher; 21, Aid. Earl J. Walkerj
22,-Heary C Jacobsen; 23, Aid. W. P.
Steffea; 24, Alexander J. Besa; 25, Aid.
Frank J. Liak; 28, Aid. George Pretbel;
27, Aid. O. L. Watson; 28, Adolph A. C.
Mayer; 29, Bichard Farrell; 30, Otto H.
Tesehaer; 31, Charles A. Nicholls; 32,
John H. Lyle; 33, A. O. Anderson; 34,
Joseph J. Mereasky; 35, Harry B. Jack-
"Ward 1, Aid. J. Ceaghlin; 2 Clem
Eaehne; 3, Aid. TJ. & Schwartx; 4, Aid.
JeJin A.Eiehert; 5, Robert J. Maleahy;
6, No .Caaadidate 7, George B. Mc
Cabe; 8, liarU11 & Famaa; 9, Shelden
W. Gevier; 10, Aid. James Me2chels;
11, Aid. Hemaa Eiamdiei; 12, AM.
JeCl. Nevak; 13, AM. Jen G. Heme;
14, AM. Je. H. Saaith; 15, CTli. Wre
Uenikii lkV J A. Keteewakl; 17,
AH. & 8. Wtttwakr 18, lT.Xaraa
ah; 19, AM. Ja. 31 "Bewler; , AM.
Matt ras; 21, Waiam EeiiieBj 2,
AM. JiA lt3iirj SJ.'Nft CadMte;
, AM. 'Jta EiierieU; , JeaefA
Eepp;V; WSaaMs H. Feaitew; 7,
Twm L. DVfarijTiS, AM, M. Aaaia
Hrski; 3; AM. Iir TJyi9', H$ M
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34, AM. Jhn
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business enterprises and the combina
tion of Negro brains and capital, be
cause these thiags mere than anyother
ageacy promote race raity aad provide
opportunities for the educated, ambi
tions and trained young men and women
ef the raee.
A race that is ideep-roeted into the
business and commercial fabric of a
country becomes indispensable- to that
eeuatry's progress. Boefa a foundatiea
for the Negro raee was regarded by Dr?
Washington aad his associates aa neces
sary for the race's progress and secur
ity. With unswerving devotion to the
ideals of its founder, Hon. J. C. Napier
has assumed the mantle so riehly hem
ored by Dr. Washington, and he, with
Mr. Eamett J. 8eott, the secretary;
Dr. Bobert B. Moten, chairman of the
Executive Committee, aad tie ether
able eficials, is pledged to earry f er-
fward the werk ef the League in the
spirit of true service to the race aad to
Great economic changes- are taking
place today aad the business life ef oar
people cannot go threugh the tameil
aateaehed and aaaJTected. We believe
that the Business League is going to be
a meet potent factor k the adjustment
of business conditions ameag the Col
ored people by stimulating greater in
terest ia business opportunities. The
slogan ef the BnaUeea League, "Mere
Co-operation and Greater Effeieney,
should beeome the battle cry of every
(To be continued next week.)
PLBAEAHT MEEXTWr OF ZEE TTE
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MAJOR ROBERT R. JACKSON
After a hard fouiht battle was nominated to make the race for Alderman o! the
Seeead Ward aad on Tuesday, April 2, he will be elected with both bands
dewa aad his many friends freely predict that he will be as useful aad as
brilliant ia the Gty Council as he was in the Lefislatare at Spriatfeld, ITKneis.
FBOUD FATHER OF THTETY-FIVE
This.F atriattc Oelorsd Citiaest Has Foux
teea Bcama, Srawsy Boss Is Service
of Uacle Ksia Bwate Baoearalteaa
Ideal-Waa Dare Deay That John
Berdsm Is Dei&g His Bit to Defeat
that he had fourteen sons in TJnele
Sam's army. He said that he was 62
years of age.
If this old man hasn't "done his bit"
toward raising TJnele Sam an army then
well give it up. Editor.
Goldsbero, N. C During the progress
of a divorce ease in the Superior court,
which is engaged in the trial of civil
actions, oa Wednesday of last week, in
which John Borden, a well known' Col
ored farmer of this county, was a wit
ness for the plaintiff,' a startling revela
tion of facts was brought out whieh
elicited the attention of the court aad
amused the spectators and caused the
attorneys to "sit up and take notiee."
In the course of the cross-examination,
while Borden was oa the -witness
stand, Judge Wheedbee, in a spirit of
fun, asked him if he wanted to marry
the woman after she got a divorce, or;
in other words, was he .trying to help
her to get divorce in order that he might
This question, which Borden answered
in tho negative, gave the old man aa
opening and he didn't fail to take ad
vantage ef the opportunity, aad for
a few minutes, he held the undivided
attention ef his audience, while the
judge reeeried his remarkable story,
which we give below.
Borden, in answer to the judge's ques
tion, aa aeted above, said that he had.
been married three time; his third wife
feeing :a4fl KvUg; that he waa the father
ef thkty-f ve ehlMrea, Afteea by his
Stat wife, twelve by his seeead wife aad
eight by km present wife; thathlrf first
wife gTe bkth te fear beys eaeh time
for three times, making a "total ef
twelve, aad a& ene-tlme 1& seeead wife
aresemteelkka" with three Hey aad ee
' .eUHeak aw stH. Ktsb me
atTL AND MBS JBBEMXAH B.
. O'OOXKELIi OXXSBBATED THEIR
'eighteenth WEDDTNG ANNT-
Last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Jeremiah B. O 'Conn ell and their family
very quietly and pleasantly celebrated
their eighteenth wedding anniversary
at their lovely home, 5344 Wayne ave
A few of their warm friends and
neighbors joining them in the homelike
Mr..and Mrs. O'Connell are the proud
and happy parents of three children,
namely, Philip, Miss Geraldine and Miss
For many years Mr. O'Connell has
successfully ranked among the most
honorable aad eminent. lawyers in this
city, aad being one of our warmest
friends; the writer hopes that he and
Mrs. O'Connell will live to celebrate
many mere wedding anniversaries.
WILSON GEAXn ES-EFITS TO CON
KEfntO SOLDD3E8 BIOT; 26 FACE
Little Bock, Ark. Special Twenty
six Negro soldiers of the Five Hundred
and Twelfth engineer service battalion
are in the guard house at Camp Pike,
awaiting court martial as a result of a
riot in a mess hall. A -white noncom
missioned officer received a painful but
not serious scalp wound.
According to the official report at
division headquarters the -trouble start
ed when a Negro refused to obey the
order of a white sergeant to return to
his place in line while breakfast was
The Negro, flourishing a razor,
climbed over the counter after the ser
geant. White corporals and sergeants
went to the rescue and a free- for all
fight followed with the air filled with
A flying wedge of noncommissioned
officers dragged the Negro leaders edt
of the building and ended aa affair that
waa fast assuming serious proportions.
CITY FBDSSATXOX TO MEET.
Washington, D. Cv Speckl-Aa in
definite respite has been granted five
Negro soldiers ef the Twenty-fourth in
fantry, sentenced by eeart-martial to be
hanged for participation ia the Houston
riots. The number aad eharaeter of ap
peals for elenwney reashisg the presi
dent from eJergyme aad Negro ergnai
aatiess earned the respite. Thirteen ef
the rioters already have been hanged,
sad a large aaatber are serving heavy
MetvJfcOC. 3CefW has Mtvaed to her
ar9MW tm1 AbMIi- wBpJieiWfi WaV
The City Federatiea of Colored
Women's dabs will be the guest of the
Nertbaide Women's Clubs, Monday,
March 4, at St. Matthews M. E. Church,
aerthaide Take No. 2 Weatworth Ave.
ear te dybourne aad Cleveland Aves.
Meeting opens at 19 o'clock sharp.
Mrs. A. N. Maegreve ha the dis
tinction ef being the only Afre-Ameri-ean
it ma in ia the downtown district te
be esgsged.ia the theatrical cootwaers'
bmrlnnan She makes new ceetames,
alters aad repairs the same at reasea
aM peiees. Xer plaee. et feuiaaes k
188 W- Washington street aad her eas
tomet awnnmbmd a-neag the leading
theatmeal people ia thte aky.
3ss. A. Tv Owea, 3M FnNkk'aveaei,
a3saeet hesseH aaaesi aSrpikc
ibe'lifiMi Ofiimem, xy.
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