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MR. AUGUSTUS L. WILLIAMS
One of the Most Aggressive and Hard Fighting Colored Lawyers in
Chicago, Who Won a Great Victory Last Week Before Judge
Samuel Stoagh in die Superior Court. Mr. Williams Securing a
Judgment or Verdict for $2,300 Against the City of Chicago in
Favor of Mrs. Ada Doaer,3515 Federal Street, Whose Husband,
William Henry Dozier, Was Killed by a Mob During the Race
Riots in This City the Latter Part of Jury, 1919.
JUDGE FRANCIS S. WILSON
Democratic Nominee for Re-election
as Judge of the Circuit Court
Judge Francis S.- Wilson of the Cir
cait Court bench is Democratic can
dale for re-election. He is one of the
two Democratic judges elected at the
Republican National election in No
vember, 1920. He was elected to fill
the unexpired term of Judge Richard
Tmhfll His record is characterized
by energy, industry and fairness. He
ris bom in Youngstowo, Ohio, on
February 7. 1872. His father was
David X. Wilson, a prpminent lawyer
m Ohio, and a member of the consti
tutional convention of Ohio in 1872.
He was graduated from the Western
Reserve University of Cleveland in
1895 and came to Chicago to begin
the practice of law in 1897. In Chi
cago he was for several 3'ears a mem
ber of the law firm of Darrow. Mas
ters & Wilson and Altgeld, Darrow &
Thompson. He was county attorney
of Cook County in 1911 and -1912. In
117 he was appointed by the Gov
ernor as chairman of the legal ad
visory board for the seventeenth draft
district of Chicago. In 1918 he en
listed as captain judge advocate and
was stationed at Camp Sherman,
Ohio. After the armistice he returned
to Chicago as a member of the law
firm of Felsenthal & Wilson. In 1904
be was married to Miss Caroline E.
Siegfried of Youngstown, Ohio. He
has two sons, both of whom are stu
dents at the Hyde Park High School
He lives with his family at 6028
Stony Island Ave. Heis a member
of the Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations.
Sunday and Decoration Day were
big days in Morgan Park and M. T.
Bailey, pres The Bailey Realty Co.,
3638 State st, sold many lots to peo
ple who have become interested in
surburban property. The ball game
between Morgan Parte and Liberty
Baptist Church of Chicago and the
(barbecue given by Arnett Chapel at
tracted hundreds of people into the
Park. Among them were Rev. and
Mrs. H. E. Stewart of Quinn Chapel;
Rev. and Mrs. J. J. McDowell of Hyde
Park A. M. E. Church; Mrs. Lulu Dix
on; Mrs. Caroline Board; Mrs. Bettie
Given and Miss Flossie - Edgehill,
worthy princess of Ruth Temple 72,
S. M. T.
MEETS WITH SUCCESS.
OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS.
Officers and members of the various
lodges of U. B. F. & S. M. T. were
out in large numbers May 22 at Com
munity Center Church to listen to
their annual sermon which was deliv
ered by the pastor, Rev. W. D.
Cook. Others on the program were
Hon. B. H. Lucas, past grand secre
tary; Mrs. Maggie T. Pryor, H. D.
Smith and William Turner who acted
as master of ceremonies.
RETURNS TO THE CITY.
Mrs. Mildred McClyne, 3857 State
sL, has returned to the city from St
Louis, Mo., where she was called a
few days ago on account of the death
of her father, John Butler, an old
resident of St Louis.
CTIT OF CHICAGO BEATEN IN FIRST RIOT CASE FOR
THE DEATH OF ONE OF THE PEOPLE KILLED BY
THE MOBWIDOW GETS $2,300 FOR HER HUS-
baimd'5 TJEATH CITY ABLY REPRESENTED BY
1 WO WHITE LAWYERS MRS. ADA DOZER,
ruumiEF, ABLY REPRESENTED BY A. L WIL
LIAMS, THE FEARLESS RACE LEADER-JUDGE
bAM'L STOUGH OF MORRIS, ILL,, PRESIDED WITH
IMPARTIAL FAIRNESS, AND SHOULD BE FOREVER
REMEMBERED BY THE COLORED PEOPLE OF
AMERICA FOR ABLE AND FAIR RULINGS IN THE
On Wednesday, May 25th, 1921, the
first case of the many now pending in
the Courts of Cook County for per
sonal injury and death sustained at
the hands of a mob in Illinois was
tried before Judge Samuel Stough
from the County Circuit Court and
residing at Morris, Illinois.
The Gty of Chicago was repre
sented by two white lawyers, Mr. R
C Lund and Bert Cronson, cousin to
Hon. S. A. Ettleson, Corporation
Counsel. Mrs. Ada Dozier obtained
the services of Mr. A. L.' Williams,
one of our leading race attorneys, and
it can be said of him that he certainly
did himself and the race justice in his
able and masterly prosecution of this
It will be remembered that during
the riots in 1919 Mr. Williams made
a statement that the City was liable
for the injury and death sustained
by the riot and a similar statement
came from the Attorney General's
Office to the effect that the City was
only liable for personal property dam
age but not for personal injury. Mr.
Williams followed his opinion by fil
ing twenty-one cases against the city
for personal injury, and the case above
is' the first of th'e series tried, and in
fact the first one tried by either white
or black people, and will stand as the
precedent in Illinois. While in 1917,
in the city of East St Louis, hun
dreds of colored people were injured
and killed and the N. A. A. C. P. de
cided to and did employ white attor
neys. All of these attorneys fell down
fiat in their cases and not one of those
poor helpless people recovered for
their loss, for their injury or death.
It will go down in the history of Illi
nois that the first person to recover
under the law was a black woman
who had common sense to employ
one of her own race to prosecute her
claim against the City of Chicago.
Mr. Williams has always stood out
squarely for the rights of his people,
and to his great credit he has stood
like a solid rock for justice. When
the jury was being selected, Mr.
Cronson, for the city, attempted to
excuse a young white man about
twenty-four years of age, because he,
in answer to a question propounded
by Mr. Cronson, said that he thought
that the city did not do its duty in
failing to stop the riot sooner that it
did,-and as a result many of the lives
were lost from its failure. Mr. Cron
son attempted to excuse him for
cause, but Mr. Williams objected to
this and was sustained by the Court
At another time during the jury selec
tion, a colored man by the name of
Ellis Thompson was tendered by Mr.
Williams and turned over to the city.
When he was reached by the city for
its acceptance, Mr. Cronson deliber
ately excused him without having
questioned him at alL
AH of the witnesses were white men
who testified in the case and the en
tire court was composed of white
men with the exception of Mr. Wil
liams, and it can be said of him he
certainly mastered the situation
througout the case. When the case
was closed and the argument began,
Mr. Williams here" showed his mag
netic influence with the jury. It could
be readily seen that he had the jury
with him, and it was said by a white
gentleman in the court that his ad
dress was the greatest he had ever
heard coming from any man, either
white or colored. This white man,
talking to another white friend, said
that if Mr. Williams was a white man
he would be worth a million dollars.
There are twenty more cases in the
care of Mr. Williams, and he pre
dicts that he will get verdicts in the
most of them.
The colored people are to be con
gratulated in having in the race a man
of A. L. Williams' type. He is a
common, every-day fellow, never at
tempting to dignify his personality.
If you did not know him you would
take him for any other ordinary fel
low, although he has to his credit
more precedents in similar cases, than
any other lawyer of the race. It was
he that compelled the State through
the legislature to compensate a col
ored man, convicted in the State peni
tentiary by a blast bursting and put
ting out one of his eyes. In that case
he got $2,000.00.
Again he was successful in com
pelling the city to compensate a col
ored employee who was shot by a
white fellow-employee while working
on the job. In this case he got
$2,700.00. These cases arc precedent
cases as .the records in the entire state
does not show where any person ever
succeeded before him, Mr. Williams,
in such actions.
it wc had. more ot his kind we
would not have to meet with so many
unnecessary inconveniences, and the
opposite race would not with im
punity make these un-Godly and dam
nable assaults on us without cause.
THE STUDENTS OF ROSSETTER
G. COLE, OF THE COSMOPOL
ITAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND
DRAMATIC ART, APPEARED
IN A DELIGHTFUL RECITAL.
The permanent Home Committee of the City Federa
tion of Colored Women's Clubs will give the greatest
dramatic Festival that has ever been given of its kind
in any city, beginning Sunday. June 5th, 1 92 1 , and end
ing Saturday June 1 1th, 1 921 , during which time' it is
contemplated that more than 75,000 men, women and
children will take part in the GREAT PAGEANT at
the Eighth Regiment Armory.
Scores of Fraternal Societies, Clubs, Social Organiza
tions and other units from Cook County and throughout
the city will join in to help the good women get their
permanent Club Home. Great parade.
The parade with thousands in line wiH leave the
Eighth Regiment Armory, Monday, June 6th, about
6:00 p. m. moving North in Forest-Avenue, to 31st
Street; West to State Street; South in State Street to
39th Street; East in 39th Street to Forest Avenue; north
Single admission to Armory 50c Season ticket $2.50.
Among those who are working like Trojans to make
the drive a success are Mrs. L. Crawley, Chairman; Mrs.
Carrie Hortpn, Recording. Secyr Mrs. Myra Hunter
Reeves, Corresponding Secy; Madam Gara Hutchin
son, Chairman Musical Committee.; Mrs. Evelyn L.
Hardin, .leader of 'the Oriole Orchestra; Mrs. Irene
ns, President Gty Federation; L. W. Washington,
General Director and others.
EVERYBODY INVnEQ. ; ,: ,
Last Friday evening Kimball Hall,
Wabash avenue and Jackson boule
vard, was crowded from one end to
the other, with the friends and ad
mirers of the students of Rossetter G.
Cole, who appeared to the great de
light of those present in a recital of
original compositions, at which time
the following highly interesting and
artistic program, was rendered:
Suite fori Piano "In Olden Times"
by Dorothy Liebe; Prelude Gavotte,
Air, Gigue Miss Liebe.
Three Songs (a) Rain in Rahoon
falls softly (Anon.) by Jeannette
Hughes Kremer; (b) Compensation
(Paul Dunbar) by EInora Manson;
(c) Love's Seasons (Paul Dunbar)
by EInora (Manson Miss Mary Welch
and Miss Liebe.
Cavalier's Serenade for Piano, by
Florence R. Davis Miss Davis.
Rustic Dance for Violin and Piano,
by Francis C Lathrop Mr. Lathrop
and Miss Helen Thomas.
Three Songs (a) In Arcady by
Moonlight (Kendall Banning), by
Dorothy Liebe; (b) You Know
(Mary R. Hulsman), by Mary R.
Hulsman; (c) Beloved, Can I Fori
get (Sybil Grey), by Mary R. Huls
man Miss Flora Waalkes and the
Suite for Violin, by Emma Menke;
Prelude Gavotte, Adagio, Humor
esque Miss Zetta Grey Whitson and
Ballade for Piano, by Hazel Felman
Buchbinder "Mrs. Rose Lyon Du-
Two Songs (a) Song for a Little
House (Christopher Motley), by Lil-
flian Magnuson; (b) May Song (Fen-
ton Johnson),, by EInora Manson
Miss Flora Waalkes and Miss Magnuson.
Three Pieces for Violin, by Lillian
Magnuson; (a) Barcarolle, (b) Noc
turne, (c) Characteristic Dance
Miss Zetta Gray Whitson and Miss
Sonata in C-sharp Minor for Piano,
by Opal L Marvel; Allegro maestoso
(first movement) Miss Marvel.
Kimball piano was, used.
It is a jgreat pleasure to state that
the -music of the three songs entitled,
'Compensationw4i and "Love's Sea
sons" hy Paul Dunbar,-and the "May
Song" by Fenton Johnson, was
wrought forth by Mrs. EInora Man
son, who displays much talent, and is
becoming quite noted as a musical
Many of the warm friends of Mrs.
Manson were present to hear her
songs charmingly sung by Miss Mary
Welch and Miss Flora Waalkes.
QUINN CHAPEL A. M. E.
24th and Wabash ave.
Rev. H. E. Stewart,' Pastor.
There is something new under the
sun Sunday night there will be given
at Quinn Chapel, a moving picture of
the dramatic scene of the Schemes of
This is a Paramount picture of the
fall and rise and power of Satan in
the world. This was written by a
clergyman and- can only be seen in
churches, Y. M. C As., etc. Every
Christian should see this picture.
The Pastor will preach Sunday
morning at 10:45 A. M.
HON. ADELBERT H. ROBERTS
INTRODUCES THE FOLLOW
ING BDLL IN THE LEGISLA
TURE OF ILLINOIS:
For an Act to provide for the ac
quisition and improvement of certain
property in the City of Springfield,
immediately adjoining the Lincoln
Whereas: The property located on
Eighth street, in the dry pi Spring
field, Illinois, known as the "Lincoln
Homestead," is in close proximity to a
small frame building- which greatly
detracts from the appearance of Illi
nois most priceless possession; and
Whereas: The proximity of this
structure constitutes a very grave
fire hazard to the building in which
Abraham Lincoln lived and which is,
in fact, the only property he ever
Whereas: The destruction of the
Lincoln Homestead would be an irre
parable loss to this state and to the
Whereas: It is a paramount duty
of the State to conserve and protect
by every means, this property so rich
with memories of the man Illinois is
proud to claim as her own; now there
fore Be it enacted by the People of the
State of Illinois, represented in the
Section 1. The Department of Pub
lic Works and Buildings is authorized
and directed to acquire by purchase,
gift dr by condemnation in accord
ance with the laws of this state re
lating to the excercise of eminent do
main, the property fronting on Eighth
street immediately adjoining the Lin
coln Home, which .property is more
specifically described as follows:
Lot Six (6) and the North thirty
(30) feet of Lot Seven (7), in Block
Ten (10) of E. lies Addition to the
City of Springfield, situated in the
County of Sangamon, State of Illinois.
Sec. 2. Upon the acquisition of the
property described in -section 1, the
Department of Public Works and
Buildings shall wreck or remove the
buildings located on said property and
shall in its discretion use or dispose
of this building or the material.
Sec 3. The Deparment of Public
Works and Buildings shall thereupon
proceed to improve and beautify the
lot in a fitting manner by the plant
ing of trees, shrubs, grass or other
wise as may seem necessary.
Sec 4. There is appropriated to the
Department of Public Works and
Buildings the sum of twenty thousand
dollars or so much thereof as may be
necessary for the purpose of. acquir
ing the property specified in this Act
and for removing the building located
thereon and for beautifying and other
wise improving the property.
Sec 5. This appropriation is sub
ject to the provisions of "An Act
in relation to State finance," approved
June 10, 1919, in force July 1, 1919.
HUGH SMITH ACCUSED OF
CLUB HOLDS MEETING.
The Carter Charity and Benevolent
Club held a splendid meeting May 22
at 4016 State st It was the anniver
sary of the Club and a splendid pro
gram, was rendered. Address was
delivered by Rev. Bryant, vice-pres.;
Mrs. Johanna Snowden-Porter, pres.
The Northwestern Federation of Wo
men Clubs; M. T. Bailey, Mme. Car
ter, founder, and others made inter
tMany people from, the city, visited
their friends in Morgan Park who
have recently moved into their own
homes in this beautiful suburb. A
few of those who spent Memorial day
with friends in Morgan Park were
Mrs. L. W. Ivey, 3812 Eden av., Mrs.
Ansa Lee and daughter, 5141 Wabash
av and Mrs. Ida Williams, 4935 In
J. W. Whithers,- 5147 Federal sL,
hasjust .built a cottage into which be
has moved on lots purchased -ihMor-gan
Park tHfougn'TheBailey Realty.
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Mr. Hugh Smith has been arrested
in connection with the death of a
man who met his death by falling out
of a fourth story window of a flat
building at 44th and Wabash avenue
last Friday and is now awaiting the
decision of the coroner's jury.
It seems that Brother Smith had
trailed his wife to the flat building
and it is claimed that he broke into
a room in the flat building and found
his wife and a man and that after
several blows were struck the man
finally landed on the ground below.
The full particulars are not yet avail
able. Brother Smith is a member of
Royal Eagle Lodge, F. & A. M., and
Worshipful Master W. G. Anderson
is making full examination into the
case and in the next edition of The
Broad Ax more light will be given.
Mr. W. G. Anderson has been in
vited'by Brother Thomas H. Sam
uels, Grand Master of Masons of Illi
nois and jurisdiction, to accompany
him on a trip to the Masonic Old
Folks' Home located near Rock Is
land, I1L Mr. Anderson left Thurs
day the 2d for a few days' stay in
Rock Island and while there he ex
pects to meet quite a number of the
leading Masons, Odd Fellows and
Elks residing in Rock Island and ad
Thursday evening, June 9, 1921, at
Grace Presbyterian Church, 36th
street and Vincennes avenue the
Ways and Means Society will wel
come a delegation of foreign mission
aries 'now visiting America. They will
appear in native costumes with pa
thetic pleas or strange and startling
stories. See and hear these children
of many lands. Admission 50 cents.
Mrs."M. E. McCIure, chairman; Mrs.
Phil Green, president; Rev. Moses H.
Prof, and Mrs. Samuel I.; Lee, 5259
S. Dearborn street, spent Decoration'
Day at .'Milwaukee Wis, visiting .with
their Jittle granddaughter.. They
greatly enjoyed their. vacation, trip.
HON. DAVID F. MATCHETT
Independent Non-Partisan Candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court
of Cook County. "Justice Knows No Politics," and Jude
Matchett Is Bound to be Re-elected to the Circuit Court Bench,
Monday, June 6.
Hon. David F. Matchett, coalition
candidate for re-cJccfion to the Cir
cuit court bench of Cook county,
was born at Newton, Jasper county,
Iowa, March 19, 1867. He was the
dutiful and promising son of David
Jonathan and Jean (Hill) Matchett;
B. A., Colorado College, Colorado
Springs, 1892; L L. B., College of
Law of Cornell University of New
July 19, 1907, Judge Matchett was
happily united in marriage to Miss
Jennie Elizabeth Moore, of Hanover,
III., and Judge and Mrs. Matchett
have two bright and intelligent sons,
David Fleming, Jr., and Hugh M.
For years Judge and Mrs. Matchett
and their family have resided in a
lovely home at 6133 Ellis avenue,
and once each week The Broad Ax
finds its way into their home.
In 1895 he was admitted to the
Illinois bar and he has been in the
public eye from that time to the
present. He served as Master-in-
Chancery of the Superior court of
Cook county from 1905 to 1915. He
has been one of the honorable judges
of the Circuit court of Cook county
since 1915, and has served in the
Appellate court since 1917.
Judge Matchett is an old-time Re
publican; he is one of the trustees of
the Sixth United Presbyterian
church and his sainted mother, many
years ago, was a member of that
church but before joining it she had
to swear or affirm by the living God
that she would never own directly
or indirectly any colored slaves, and
that she would at all times work hard
to bring about the freedom of the
Judge Matchett, who has been en
dorsed by the Colored Cook County
Bar association, is an honored mem
ber of the Delta, Chicago and the
Hamilton clubs, and his thousands of
friends and supporters feel dead sure
of his calling and election Monday,
The Officers and Directors
&ooebeIt iirtate partfe
Grand Boulevard at 35th Street
Cordially invite you and your friends to call and inspect their
new banking: quarters on their
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on which date the bank will remain open from 9 o'clock a. m.
to 9 o'clock p. m. m
Every Visitor Will Receive a Beautiful Souvenir
rtPer Cent Interest on 1 afe Deposit Boxes
$3.00 and up
UNDER STATE SUPERVISION
'The Bank That Believes in Community Co-operation"
Cultivate the Habit of
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If you want to accomplish anything worth while in life, you
must know how to invest every dollar wisely.
You are just as strong as your dollars; they speak louder
than words. The man with the dollars is the master of the
man without the dollar.
The real edata. mortgage and bend corporation la paying eight per
ceat a year oneTery dollar invested to it stockholders who are iavest
i& thousand of dollars.
The money invested in the REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE AND BOND
CORPORATION is loaned out on IMPROVED CHICAGO REAL
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This company is organized for the purpose of saving the hundreds of
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It Is your duty to buy stock in this company and be prepared for the.
day when the real estate agents and banks shall call In the loans dot on.
pruueity bought by colored people. x
You can purchase shares either on the cash or partial payments plan.'
YOUR MONEY IS ALWAYS EARNING MORE MONEY WE PAY
YOU INTEREST WHILE YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOU SHARES.
Every dollar you invest means a dollar s worth of stock, every cent
goes into the treasury.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
JOSEPH E. SNOWDEN,
M. E. WOLFSOHN.
MRS. BERTHA MONTGOMERY,
Secretary and Treasurer
JOSEPH E. SNOWDEN
MRS. BERTHA MONTGOMERY
MRS. EMMA SMITH
GEORGE L. LASHLEY
C: J. CRAWFORD
M. E. WOLFSOHN
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