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JUNE 4, 1921
Entered as Second-Class Matter, Aug.
-19 1902. at the Post Office at ChKago,
HL Under Act of March 8, 1879.
NOTED LAW CASE WON BY
ATTORNEY WALTER M.
One of the most remarkable cases
tried in the courts of Illinois has just
been successfully concluded by At
torney -Walter M. Farmer, with an
1 award of $4,000. In March, 1919,
'Isaiah Hardiman was employed by
Wilson & Company at the stock
yards. As he was leaving work ati
1:30 a. m. on the 19th day of March
he was accosted at the gates of the
yard by two policemen who were also
employed by Wilson & Company",
andas they began to search him, he
broke and ran. The officers testified
at the trial that they commanded him
to halt but that he continued to run,
whereupon they iired at first in the air
and then at him, the ball hitting him in
the lower left back, perforating his
intestines and from which he died
a few days thereafter. The officers
further testified that two cartons of
lard were found in his coat nd that
he had stolen them and was attempt
ing to get away when he was shot
No other person saw the shooting so
that the testimony of the officers was
all the evidence offered at the trial.
Attorney Walter M. Farmer, repre?
senting the estate of Isaiah Hardiman,
had no evidence whatever, but had to
rely solely upon the testimony of the
officers. After hearing the testimony
of the officers, Mr. Farmer contended
that no crime had been established,
it not having been proven that Hardi
man. stole anything or that Wilson
& Company had lost anything. That
the testimony of the officers did not
prove Hardiman guilty of a crime or
in legal parlance, the corpus delicti
had not been proven. That the com
pany not proving a crime were liable
for the death of Hardiman. The In
dustrial .Board decided with Wilson
& IHB 3S Jr
HON. RfOBERTM. SWEXTZER
ffietAJraWtaBd Poplar Ckrk of
irMT jiy'iiL Hi iii nun nf Ittir ntm rnrtrmn I I
- te, Wko FreeirPzidicts Tkt Every Cmtf&i Pa the Jadkwl
.Ticlik Wa be Ected Mosdy, Jae-6. ,-.- - . ' ; '
HON. FRANK JOHNSTON, JR.
Non-Partisan Candidate for Re-election to the Circuit Court Bench
of Cook Coanty, Who Has a Splendid Record Behind Him; Who
Has Been Highly Endorsed by the Colored Cook Coanty Bar Asso
ciation and by Always Honorably Standing by the People. Judge
Johnston Is Bound to Be Re-elected to His Present Honored Posi
tion Monday June 6.
& Company saying that Hardiman
was stealing when he was shot and
that therefore the company was not
liable. Upon review the same de
cision was reached. Then Mr. Farmer
appealed to the circuit court. Master
fully did he argue his interpretation
of the legal principle involved and
the court readily decided -with him,
reversing the decision of the Indus
trial Board and remanding the case
with instructions to enter an award
in keeping with the evidence, which
Mr. Farmer deserves great credit
for the decision in this case for by it
he does not only himself credit, but
reflects great credit upon the Negro
members of the legal fraternity and
the race as well. He proved himself
a master at the bar when he wrung
from the court this decision against
such great odds and in spite of such
VOTE TO RE-ELECT JUDGE
THOMPSON, CANDIDATE FOR
RE-ELECTION TO- SU
PREME COURT BENCH.
Judge Floyd E. Thompson, of Rock
Island, is avcandidate for re-election
as a member of the Supreme Court
Judge Thompson has displayed signal
ability as a member of this august
body. He has been the fnend of our
people before his elevation to the
Supreme Court bench, and since his
election he has known no man by the
color of his skin. His decisions have
been uniformly based on the law, free
from bias or race prejudice.
Our people residing in his judicial
circuit .should go to the polls next
Monday and vote as a unit for the re
election of Judge Thompson. Every
colored lawyer speaks highly of him
and they should know whether he has
been fair to our people.
Give Judge Thompson your vote.
the Coty Cpart; Ae Astate.asd
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The New Roosevelt State Bank of
Chicago is Now Running in
"""""" Full Blast.
One of the strongest new banking
institutions on the South Side is the
new Roosevelt State Bank, 35th St.
and Grand Blvd., which has for the
past week been celebrating its open
ing and thousands of people have
pleasantly visited the quarters of this
new solid state bank. The officers of
the Roosevelt State Bank rank among
the best business men in this city and
they are as follows: Alexander
Flower president, Samuel F. Flower
vice-president, James T. Perkins vice
president, Chas H. Irish cashier, Ber
nard Fre'ud assistant cashier. Direc
tors, Alexander Flower, James T.
Perkins, Harold E. Leopold, Chas.
H. Irish, Louis Schwartz, Samuel F.
Flower, Arthur A. Marer, Edward
M. Bertha, Harry J. Myerson.
Coalition Non-Partisan Judicial Ticket
TAKE NO CHANCES!
Nomination on thu ticket were- offered every (itting judge. Fourteen of them accepted and were nominated. The
twenty-one places on the ticket are divided as equally as possible between Republicans and Democrats. Under the elec
tion laws it is ncessary that these candidates be nominated by a party. Because they refused to obey the dictates of the
'city hall machine the sitting judges were refused Republican nominations. For this reason their names appear on the
ballot in the Democratic column. The ticket has been endorsed by the National Republicans as well as the Democrats
and is in no sense a party one. .,,.., . , . ,..
The city hall machine controls the election boards. To make sure that your vote is counted put a cross in the square
before the name of each candidate in the Democratic column, as shown below:
OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
141 N. Drlorn Psrfcwsy. Chlearo, IU.
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
ANTON T. ZEMAN
6340 Lflin Street. Chicago, IU.
HARRY B. MILLER
320 N. Mason Avontsa. Chlcat-o, IO.
FREDERIC R. DE YOUNG
SO 155th Stmt. Harrcr. HL
JESSE A. BALDWIN
101D Plaassat Stmt, Oak Park, IU.
4832 Laka Park Arcane, Chlearo, IB.
EDGAR A. JONAS
S632 Wayne Avenue. Chicago, HI.
WILLIAM W. SMITH
3577 WT Van Bureu Street. Chlearo, III.
GEORGE A. CURRAN
1103 S. Ashland Avenue, Chlearo, ul
BERNARD P. BARASA
T" Dayton Street, Chicaro,. III.
Q EDWARDS. DAY
5126 Sheridan Road. Chicaro, IU.
JAMES V. O'DONNELL
540 Roscee -Street. Chlearo, IU.
THOMAS J. PEDEN
8201 Essex Avenue, Chicaro, IB.
S JAMES W.BREEN
947 W. 54th Place. Chlearo, HL
HENRY T. CHACE, JR.
ST08 Blacksrone Avenne, Chlearo, IU.
O JOHN RICHARDSON
3119 Calssaet Avenne, CUcaro, 10.
Q HENRY UTPATEL
1141 N. SacraaMata Are, Chlearo, IB.
O EUGENE H. DUPEE
S27 Oakdala Avenue. Chlearo, HL
WILLIAM C. HARTRAY
1714 Klnwmi Avenne, Eraastan, BL
O JACOS RINGER
4734 DrexeLKvi. Chlearo, QL
QFRArK D. AYERS
45SO brmM BivtL, wucr "-
Ejection,. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1921:
CHICAGO, ILL, SATURDAY. JUNE 4, 1921
CHARLES STUMP, TIVG CORRESPONDENT
FOR THE BROAD AX, BUJnw A"nHT KEN
itamcac niM HIS WAY TO FRANKFORT, Ktn
TSANOTPoiNTS IN THE SOUTHWEST.
Wichita, Kansas. The death of
Prof. M. M. Rogers, of Dallas, Texas,
takes from us one of ue most active
and aggressive men in the race. One
by one we are passing out, and some
day it will be announced that I am
no more, and then it will be said
The Lord hath given him, the Lord
hath taken him away, blessed be the
name, of the Lord." While I am
better, I am far from being well, and
have placed myself under Dr. George
C Hall, of Chicago, who is going to
try to keep me out of heaven just a
I have been moving just a little
since I took my pen in hand to write
to you last week, and I am still on
the go; yet it matters not how fast
or how far I may travel when death
gets ready for me it will overtake
me and tell me my end is, and I will
but fold my arms and go home to
President Warren G. Harding has
appointed Perry W. Howard, of
Jackson, Miss., to a position in the
Department of Justice, and I want to
congratulate him on the selection of
a good man, and one who will render
service to the people. Mr. Howard
is a real lawyer and will attend
strictly to business. It was wise in
making this selection, and I approve
of it We have now three men, Phil
Brown, Perry W. Howard, and one
man by the name of Flipper, and I
am keeping my eyes open to see some
other things. I tried to write my
fool brains out trying to tell the
people to vote for Senator Warren G.
Harding, and he was elected. Now
that he is President of the United
States, I am anxious to see what he
is going to do. I have no particular
favor to ask for myself, but I cer
tainly want to see those who voted
for him get a fair deal. There will
be another election day, and we want
to be able to say that all we thought
of the President was true and right,
and we will support the next one, if
it happens to be Harding himself.
But this week I have just a few
things to say to you about the affairs
of this country, about the people and
what they are doing. It seems that
the whole country has turned atten
tion to listening to beautifully con
structed sentences. Every period and
comma, colon and semi-colon just
where they belong, and other marks
are receiving attention.
You see this is commencement
time, and believe me when I tell you
our schools arc turning out some
men. I have told, you about being
at the Simmons University, in Louis
ville, Ky., and they had some exer
cises there. I just felt lifted up, and
I want to make a place for all who
received their diplomas from that
great Kentucky school, but it is im
possible. They will have to peg away.
They will learn by experience that it
is not all in their heads, and there
is room for more or rooms for rent,
and I hope they will soon find tenants
Of course we have made wonderful
progress, and it is nothing to what it
is going to be. Getting over this
world has caused me to open my blue
eyes and look with wonder on the
OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
S TIMOTHY D. HURLEY
1228 Elmritle Avenne, Chicaro, I1L
OF. THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
0 GEORGE KERSTEN
704 Diversey Parkway. Chicaro, IQ.
S DAVID F. MATCHETT
6133 Ellis 'Avenue. Chicaro, III.
0 JOHN R. CAVERLY
334 S. Clark Street, Chicaro, III.
0 KICKHAM SCANLAN
5S41 Kenmore Avenne, Chicaro, 111.
0 THOMAS J. LYNCH
4218 Washinrtoa BlriL, Chicaro, 111.
0 HUGO M. FRIEND .
5307 Hyde Park Blvd, Chlearo, QL
0 DONALD L. MORRILL
6332 Kennsore Avenue. Chicaro, 111.
0 DAVID M. BROTHERS
2050 N. Racine Avenne, Chicaro, III.
623 Prairie Avenoe.'Wametts, 111.
0 CHARLES M. THOMSON
57S Ash Street. Wlnnetka, I1L
0 HARRY M. FISHER
2247 Dourlaa Blri. Chlearo, IU.
0 THOMAS TAYLOR, JR.
76 E. Monroe Street. Chlearo, EH.
0PHHJP L. SULLIVAN
5504 Michigan Avenue. Chicaro, IU.
0 GEORGE FRED RUSH
5719 Btackstona Avenas. Chicaro, UL
0 FRANK JOHNSTON, JR.
663 Bockinzhaai Place, Chicaro, III.
0 VICTOR P. ARNOLD
5829 Nicola t Avenne, Chleaj-o.ni.
0 FRANCIS S. WILSON
6824 Stony Island Avenue, Chlearo, EL
0 OSCAR M. TORRISON
1633 Hlnmaa Avenue. Evanstea. VL
0 THOMAS C. WINDES
SSO Cherry Street. Wlaaatka, EH.
0 JOHN A. SWANSON
7Z1T Craaaea Avenue, uucare, ul.
WOMEN MAY V0TE3ruS
things which have been accomplished.
From Louisville, Ky., I made my way
to Indianapolis, Ind., and there 1
found things lively. One P""her
had fallen in love with a beautiful
woman. His wife had grown a little
wrinkled in the face, and he desired
to get rid of her, but she was not
ready for the question, and thereby
was some little fun. He tried to ship
her home that he might have smooth
sailing with his young sweetie, but in
this he failed, and next came to the
church, and a vote was had and de
clared him out The hea'd deacon of
the church declared:
"By the power and 'thority vesti
gated in me as deacon, I now declare
the pulpit shut up until further notice,
and, pastor, here is all the money
we owe you. You may go to the
devil or anywhere else you desire
with that beautiful woman." I will
not comment on this.
A little time was spent in company
with one of the next bishops of the
African Methodist Episcopal church,
the Rev. Dr. Charles Sumner Wil
liams, pastor of Bethel, and the man
who is doing things in that man's
town. Wonderful young man, and I
am proud of him and what he is
doing. Get ready to see Bishop C S.
Williams in 1924.
Indianapolis is an aggressive cit
and town, and they believe in doing
things right there in town. I wish
I had the time to tell you all about
them there. I was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. John Lewis while there.
Then I beat it to Chicago, where
things are in good shape, and men
are doing things there.
In Chicago I put myself under the
charge of Dr. George Cleveland Hall,
one of the greatest physicians and
surgeons in this country, and a man
who knows the human body just as
you know your own name. This
young man has worked from the
ground up. He started out as a bell
boy at the Grand Pacific hotel, and
step by step he went to the top of
the ladder of fame. They say
"George Hall Knows His Stuff," and
I agree with them. I am making
some progress and getting rid of the
germs, putting them under my feet
or some other fellow's feet
airs. r.ivie l atewart became a
special nurse for me, and I wish you
could have seen this first aid nurse
contributing to my wants while in
her home. She has had special train
ing and was as kind as could be. I
would just like to have the time to
tell you all about her and her son
Charles, but I will have to make this
some other time.
Off to Kansas City, and found
them getting ready there to entertain
the National Baptist Sunday Schooi
and B. Y. P. U. Congress, June 22.
It will not be long before it will be
on, and Dr. S. W. Baceste declares
the people are being assigned to good
comfortable homes as fast as their
names reach him and his committee,
so that when they reach town they
will only have to go right on to their
stopping places. This is going to be
one of the great Sunday Schools of
methods ever held in this country.
Young people are going to get
special training. They have secured
OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
6312 Kenwood Avenue, Chicaro, IU.
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF COOK COUNTY
, SWAN M. JOHNSON
10841 Prairie Avenue, Chlearo, DL
SAMUEL H. HOLLAND .
2915 W. Division Street, Chlearo, IU.
4246 N. Winchester Ave, Chlearo, IU.
3323 S. Halsted Street, Chicaro, IU.
5332 Windsor Avenue, Chlearo, UL
DANIEL A. URETZ
1641 S. Trumbull Avenue. Chlearo, IU.
D MORDECAI SHULMAN
1632 S. Trumbull Avenue, Chicaro, IU.
9832 Charles Street. Chicaro, VL
EDWARD P. SALTIEL
954 Edeecomh Place, Chicaro, IU.
LOUIS R. HOLMES
326 S. Ashland Blvd Chlearo, IU.
MARCUS H. TAFT
51C0 S. Western Avenue, Chicaro, IU.
ROBERT H. HOWE
2941 Hampden Court. Chlearo, UL
OLIVER C. WILSON
428 S. Clartmont Avenue. Chicaro, DL
OTTO F. BRANSTETTER
2845 WUeox Street. Chicaro, IU.
LTWILLIAM F. KRUSR
2218 S. Kaeler Avenue, Chlearo, IU. '
3131 W. 15th Street, Chicaro, IU.
LOUIS T. HERZON
4S32 Potomac Avenue. Chlearo, UL
3505 W. 2flth Street, Chlearo, IU.
JOHN M. COLLINS
839 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chlearo. VO.
D ANDREW LAF1N
724 Lanxdea Street, Chlearo,' EH. .
HON. CHARLES W. PETERS
Secretary of the Non-Partisan Judicial Campaign Committee' &
Bold and Fearless Sheriff of Cook County, Who May Swear k
Five Thousand Extra Deputy Sheriffs and See to it That Everr
Citizen in Thb City and County, Without the Slightest Fear rf
Being Slugged While Voting His Ballot at the Judicial Efccnoi.
Monday, June 6th.
experts to do the work. 1 expect to
be on hand at this meeting.
I beat it down here to where I am
now. Merit has been recognized in
this town, because Rev. Sandy Ben
nington Butler, p?stor of the Calvary
Baptist church, has had conferred
upon him by the Western college, the
degree of Doctor of Divinity, and he
merited the honor. I would like for
you to meet this wonderful young
giant in the pulpit He is treasurer of
the National Sunday School and B.
Y. P. U. Congress. This I will say
to you, that he has the confidence of
The Executive Board of the Na
tional Baptist convention will meet in
Kansas City, Mo., June 23, in con
nection with the Congress. I hope
all who belong to it will be there,
because at this meeting they are go
ing to arrange for the big meeting
CHARLES E. STUMP.
STATE OFFICIALS AID
CHILD LABOR LAW
How the first governmental pro
vision in this country for the pro
tection of working children was en
forced is described in a report, "The
Administration of the First Federal
Child Labor Law," issued today by
the U. S. Department of Labor
through the Children's Bureau. Effec
tiveness and economy in administer
ing this and similar laws can be ob
tained, the report indicates, through
developing a genuine working rela
tionship between the federal office and
the State and local officials. State
certificates for work were accepted
and federal certificates' were not is
sued in States in which this certifi
cating requirement of the child labor
law met or exceeded the federal
standards and in which, also, enforce
ment was satisfactory, states were
designated for periods of 3, 6. or 12
months, at the expiration of which
they were redesignated according to
whether or not they had maintained
Co-operation between federal and
state authorities was obtained in inH
spections made under the law as well
as in. the issuing of certificates. State
officers charged with the enforcement
of state child labor laws were com
missioned by the U. S. Secretary of
Labor to assist in the enforcement
of the Federal Act. An inspector of
the Child Labor Division of the Chil
dren's Bureau was assigned the special
duty of co-operating- with state offi
cials, and joint inspections were tried
out m "
These methods of administration
resulted, among other things it is
pointed out in a wholesome decentral
ization, stimulated other states to
reach a standard which allowed them
to issue working certificates and in
spect with government sanction, and
rendered the central -administration
more economical and effective. Many
states reported that the federal law
had made the enforcement of state
Mrs. Eliza Jackson, 3739 Elmwood
av., state grand queen of Illinois of
A. U. K. & D. of A., is back from her
annual visit to the councils in her Jur
isdiction as well as a visit to St
MUS. ANDERSON HERE.
' Mrs. Marguarite. Anderson of Cin
cinnati, Ohio, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Margaref Henderson, 10&44 Le
roysav.J Morgan Park, and may make
this her future home. '' .
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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUP
HOLDS QUARTERLY MEET
ING IN NEW YORK.
Executive Board Receives Secrete,
On Monday the quarterly meeting
of the executive board of the jfa.
tional Urban league uas held iahe
Russel Sage Foundation bafldinj,
New York city. Among the members
present were: L HoUragsworta
Wood, president; Dr. James H. D3
lard. Miss Elizabeth Walton, Mrs A.
S. Reed, William H Batdwm, Dr
Abraham Lefkowitz, W R. Valen
tine, Dr. W'm. H. Brooks. Dr A.
Clayton Powell, John T Emlen,
George W. Seligman and the exec
utive secretary, Eugene Kindle
The treasurer reported cash and
pledges received by the National and
New York organizations, which raise
their budgets jointly, to the snm of
$32,000 for the current j ear's expenses
In addition to this, the executive sec
retary in his report stated that a
little more than $8,000 a vear for
three years, matin? i total c?
?25,000, had bcrn olf.I. i tor the
Department of Research and Itne.ti
gation which for the fir-. time vri!
be set up as a ditinct division of the
Mr. Jones, among other additiom!
facts, reported the follow in? accom
plishments for the pa-t quarter
The conclusion of successful health
week campaigns wherever the league
h?s affiliated organization- lectures
in colleges, white and colored on the
Xcgro and his social problems by
national and local executive-, consid
erable activity, cspecialK in mid
western cities, towards relieving the
unemployment situation both by se
curing jobs for men and women and
providing meals and lodging and
other relief for destitute families, the
placing of social workers m positions
of responsibility in connection with
social work the league has induced
organizations to assume in the inter
est of colored people: agreement with
authorities of the School of Econom
ics of the University of Pittsburgh
for placing two league "fellows" at
this school, next fall, making eight
available fellowships for next year m
five institutions: progress in existence
or being formed in four cities m the
east, middle west and far west and
considerable helpful publicity m de
fense of the Negro's industrial and
economic rights by means of edito
rials and articles in the daily and
The committee appointed a Pr0
gram committee for the. annual con
ference of the National Urban leag
to be held October 19 to 22 in Chi
cago.. SEND BOSS OF MURDER
FARM TO JAIL FOR LIFE
rnviWton. Ga. Clyde
Wtm form Koss on the John S
Hams plantation in Jasper county,
was found guilty of murder b.a
late Tuesday in connection with
death of Lindsey Peterson, one ot i
eleven Negroes alleged to have bee
held m peonage and then slam on i
Mann a few months a?o "'
sentenced to life imprisonment
Hon. John G. Drennan. D'st"ctA
torW for the Illinois Central v
road Company, still Pences
ple.surc in- reading The
Ax each and every week, and ew
Saturday it wends its way
comfortable home of .Mr. " ,
Drennan, 5110 Hyde Pa S
and frequently their white fntf
neighbors drop in to read The w
A, for there is always some
highly, interesting in its colons
startup- a warm discussion witnm
family , circle. & .. k
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