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The Democratic High Priests or Capffcifts
HON. ROBERT E. CROWE, STATE'S
ATTORNEY OF COOK COUNTY,
HAS IN A VERY SHORT TIME
FORGED TO THE FRONT, AND HE
IS NOW THE HEAD LEADER OF
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THIS
NECK OF THE WOODS.
HE HAS HIS COUNTY TICKET IN THE
FIELD FAR AHEAD OF HON.
CHARLES S. DENEEN AND HON.
EDWARD J. BRUND AGE, WHO ARE
STILL FIGHTING AND SCRAPPING
" AMONG THEMSELVES, LIKE UNTO
SO MANY POLITICAL DOGSAND
ATTORNEY AUGUSTUS L. WILLIAMS,
DR. GEORGE C. HALL. AND COfc
RICHARD E. PARKER ARE BEING
GROOMED TO MAKE THE RACE
FOR CONGRESS FROM THE FIRST
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF
It seems that all tbe big Demo
cratic 2nd Republican politicians all
vznt to be the head bosses at the same
time and they all want to occupy the
front seats in the bandwagon at the
same time and with that end in view
they want to be in the position to say
3 1 can't do so and so yon shant do
so and so and the result is that the
Tt majority of the bosses of both
Vttxs are sitting far up m the tree
and they are unable "tell just which
way the noisy and fussy old political
ak Kill jump. fc
The high priests of the Democratic
I1? in this city and -county have
Phced the following ticket in the run
tsng and some of the wise Demo
cratic chiefs contend that long before
the. AprH primaries that a second
Democratic county ticket will be in
The following is the complete Dem
ocratic county and city slate or nactsz
County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki
Probate Judge Henry Horner (3).
Sheriff James M. Dailey (4).
County Clerk Robert M. Sweitzer
County Treasurer Patrick J. Carr
Probate Court Clerk Henry A.
Criminal Court Clerk J. P. Gib
bons. Board of Review Ulysses S.
Board of Assessorp Michael K.
County Superintendent of Schools
Edward J. Tob'in (6). .'
Sanitary Trustees (three to be elect
ed) Timothy J Crowe (33), Michael
Rosenberg (34), and James M." .Wha
President County -Board Anton J.
County Commissioners (ten to -be
elected) Anton J. Cermak (12),
Daniel Ryan (32), John Budinger
(1). Emmett Whelan (29), Joseph
M. Fitzgerald (30), Bartley Burg (35),
Joseph A. Mandel (10) Frank F. Roe-
(24), Frank J. Wilson (27),
Maurice E. Kavanaugh (18), Robert
W. IfcIGnlcy (31), Maurice T. Cul
lerton 35), Rudolph Schapp (22), Al
bert tfowak (28).
UaridfMl Cosrt SActisB
The skte for the Municipal court
Ests fest the three caadidates who wS!
Tfin for short term vacancies and also
Ticket or Slate, To Be Votid For At The Primaries,
ent Democratic Ticket rMay Be Placed in the
In Opposition to
to succeed themselves in the Novem
ber election. They are Dennis W. Sul
livan (23), Frank J. Huening (28), and
John Prystalsk! (9). For the single
two year vacancy Peter Schwaba (27)
was selected. The other Municipal
court candidates are the following:
For seven "old six year terms Ed
mund L. Mulcahy (21), S. E. Pincus
(20), Rocco De Stefano (14), Jerry J.
Viterna (11), Stanley S. Walkow?ak
(17), Isadore Brown (15), and Francis
For new six year terms Francis
Allegrctti (35) and Mrs. Leonora Z.
For two new four year terms
Francis T. Sullivan (25) and E. Mar
shall Amberg (19).
Fxr two new two year terms S. E.
Wemshenker (10) and Joseph A.
The Crowe EepubGcan Ticket
Hoa. Robert E. Crowe, State's At
torney of Cook County, seems to be
riding mighty pretty through the tat
ter political, storm which nas tauen
nr. Wn. Charles SL Deoeen aad
Hon. Edward J. Bmadage, who seem-;r1-
are rmable to eet together and
whp are still fighting among them
selves like so many maa cars ana uok,
,nrf Mr. Crowe has rushed to the front
and he has now hecome one of the big
bosses of the Republican party in mis
city and county. ,
" The Crowe ticket is as follows.
Sheriff Peter M. Hoffman, Des
Probate court clerk jonn r. jrr-
Board of review Adolphus B. Mag
Board of assessors wu. w
&,.,; mstees Tames H. Law-
ley (14) and Matt A. Mueller (29).
County supenntenaene oi s"
Ellen E. Foster Evanston).
President county 'board William
Busse (Mount Prospect).
rnmitv mTnmisaoners Wilham
Busse (Mount Prospect), Otto L. An-
noreno (25), William f. urace kj.
Eden T. Brekke 33), Mrs. David H.
nmk (2S. Mrs. WtHam. bevenn
(25), Charles Hoejifner (23),- Key u-
Woods (6), James A. bco ui( Al
fred Swanson (26), Joseph. Zestek
Mr. Crowe has aaaoaaced he wfli
support the Brasdage seketJoss for
I offices not included in his own slate.
Municipal Court Slate
The state's attorney and his friends
have not yet completed their indorse
ments for the Municipal court, but it
was announced that Judges Howard
W. Hayes, Hosea Wells, Wells A.
Cook, John R. Newcomer, and John
A. Richardson were indorsed for re
election. Mr. Emanuel FJler, son of Hon.
Morris Eller, one of the best trustees
of the Sanitary District of Chicago
and Harry W. Meneley have also been
selected to make the race for judges of
the municipal court of Chicago.
The colored politicians are waking
up on the south side and many of
them want to become lawmakers at
Springfield .and at Washington, D. C
Hon. S. B. Turner Hon. B. H. Lucas
and several others are candidates for
the legislature from the first senatorial
district 'of Illinois. CoL Charles A.
Griffin is an active candidate for the
state senate from the same district.
Col. Morris Lewis, Miss Nellie D.
Callaway, Hon. A. H. Roberts, Hon.
Warren B. Douglas, E. J. Marshall
and George T. Kersey are among the
many candidates for the state legisla
ture from the third senatorial district
Attorney William G. Anderson and
Mr. George H. Huff are candidates for
the state senate from that same dis
trict. Dr. George C Hall, 'Attorney A. L
Williams and CoL R. E. Parker are
candidates for congress from the first
congressional district of Illinois. Al
most three thousand men and women
have signed petitions requesting Mr.
Williams to make the race for con
gress in that district
CO-OPERATIVE LEAGUE FADLS
waWncrton. D. C The Douglass
Co-operative. League, conducting a
-.,: nf trrocerv stores with 1,200
members and $15,000 subscribed, has
failed here. The reason grven was
too much overhead expense.
RECORDER OF DEEDS
w.-i .. t "L Arthur T. Froe.
West Virginia, colored lawyer, has
been chosen recoroer oi uccua .
district of ColsmDra on recoTBincuu
T ., c ... i?tw. f West Vir-
tion OI saaw -, -- - -
Kinla. Announcement was made after
a coafereace at the White House be
tween Freedeat Harding, FJkias, Rep
TeseBtatire oiykooatz and Froe.
ILL, SATURDAY, VAmuy 11, 12.
the Sherman House
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HON". PATRICK J. CARR
The Honest and-Extremely Popular Trejuraer of Cook County. He
Is the. People Candidate Regardless of Politics and There Is No
Question About His Nomination and Election.
HERE ARE SENATORS DECID
ING FATE OF DYER BILL
Let Them Know How You Feel
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth avenue, New York, following
passage of the Dyer Anti-Lynching
Bill in the House of Representatives
by a vote of 230 to 119, has made
public the names of Senators on the
Judiciary Committee, to which the
bill was referred on January 27.
If the Judiciary Committee reports
the Dyer Bill, its enactment by the
Senate is almost certain. The Sena
tors on that committee are:
Knute Nelson, Minnesota; William
P. Dillingham, Vermont; Frank B.
Brandegee, Connecticut; William E.
Borah, Idaho; Albert B. Cummins,
owa; LeBaron B. Colt, Rhode
Island; Thomas Sterling, South Da
kota; George W. Norris, Nebraska;
Richard P. Ernst, Kentucky; Samuel
M. Shortridge, California; Charles A.
Culberson, Texas; Lee S. Overman,
North Carolina; James A. Reed, Mis
souri; Henry F. Ashurst, Arizona;
John K. Shields, Tennessee; Thomas
J. Walsh, Montana.
Despite all predictions to the con
trary, the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
steadily maintained the Dyer Bill
would be passed by the House. It
has been passed. The Association
just as firmly believes that it will be
passed by the United States Senate
if every man and woman who wants
it enacted lets the members of the
Senate Judiciary Committee know of
the tremendous public sentiment
HEIRS TO $250,000 ESTATE
Philadelphia. Through the death
of Mrs. F.mma Jones-Warwick, who
died last Friday, Mrs. Meta Warwick
Fuller, sculptress, of New Ygrk and
the children of the late Frank Car
doza of Washington, D. C, become
heirs of an estate valued at 4250,000,
held in trust ior fifty years. Part of
the estate consists of property in
Philadelphia and, Atlantic City. Dr.
Frank Cardoxa of Baltia&ore is a dis
tant relative by aMrrisge.
Have Selected Their
N. Y. NATION CALLS DYER
BILL PASSAGE GREAT
The New York Nation, one of the
oldest liberal publications of the
United States, in its issue of Feb. 8
calls the passage of the Dyer Anti
Lynching Bill "the most important
legal step ever taken toward ending
our peculiarly national disgrace." The
entire editorial paragraph in the Na
tion reads as follows:
"The passage of the Dyer Anti
Lynching Bill in the House of Repre
sentatives by the large majority of
230 to 119 is an achievement Every
American should derive distinct satis
faction from this, the most important
legal step ever taken toward ending
our peculiarly national disgrace. For
this accomplishment the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People, which for years has
labored to arouse the American con
science about lynchings and to crys
tallize public sentiment into effective
legislation, deserves full credit But
the fight is not yet won; the bill still
has to pass the Senate. Those who
feel the sting when Europeans ask
Do you really mean that crowds
gather to see men burned alive in
America? should give the National
Association unstinted support until
the bill not only passes the Senate
and becomes law, but is enforced."
Those who wbh to act in accord
ance with the suggestion of the Na
tion, which for more than fifty years
has championed the cause of colored
Americans, may send donations for
the Anti-Iynching Fund of the N. A.
A. C P., to J. E. Spingarn, Treasurer,
70 Fifth avenue, New York. Dona
tions of one dollar up will be wel
comed. Miss Majorie Robinson, the highly
accomplished daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. John W. Robinson, 213 East 50th
street, celebrated her eighteenth birth
day Monday, February 6. Many of
her young associates assisted her in
celebrating that happy event Her
mother, Mrs. Robinson, as a part of
the celebration, read the announcement
of Doctor Stork, bringing her into
this world eighteen years ago, which
appeared at that time in the columns
of this paper. Miss Robinson is a
student at the Chicago university, and
she reflects much honor on tbe yousg
womanhood of tins city.
BOOK CHAT BY MARY WHITE
OVINGTON-CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
" THE ADVANCEMENT OF COL
ORED PEOPLE. AUTHOR OF
"HALF A MAN," "HAZEL," "THE
By Prof. W. E. B. Du Bois. Pub
lished by Harcourt, Brace & Howe,
New York City. Price $2, postage
It is difficult to say any new word
regarding "Dark iVater." The book
has been widely read and has passed
through several editions. And yet it
would be an incomplete series of
Book Chats that failed to note this
volume of essays by the man who
stands unquestionably as one of the
greatest prose writers today in the
JJrj.Do.Bois begaajhjsjUterary. car
eer, as I remember, back in the nine
ties with an article in "the Atlantic
Monthly. "Between me and the
other world," he wrote, "there is al
ways an unasked question; unasked
by some through feelings of delicacy;
by others through the difficulty of
rightly framing it All nevertheless
flutter 'round it They approach me
in a half hesitant sort of way, eye me
curiously or compassionately, and
then, instead of saying directly, How
does it feel to be a problem? they
say, I know an excellent colored man
in my town; or I fought at Mechan
icsville; or Do not these Southern
outrages make your blood boil? At
these I smile, or am interested, or
reduce the boiling to a simmer, as
the occasion may require. To the
real question, How does it feel to be
a problem, I answer seldom a word."
While those who know Dr. Du Bois
realize that this has been true of the
spoken word, of the written one it
is bardly the case. For his two books,
"The Souls of Black Folk," "Dark
Water," and some of his editorial
writings voice with intenseness and
clarity what it means to be a prob
lem in America. No white person
who reads Du Bois can ever fail to
feel his poignancy. More than any
other author he has shown the suf
fering of sensitive people un'der insult
"Don't you think Du Bois is bit
ter?" the white reader asks, with the
implication that to be bitter is to be
in the wrong. But the bitterness of
"Dark Water" is a great part of its
power. It stirs the self-complacent
citizen out of his comfortable optim
ism and whether he likes it or not
makes him face realities. No man of
the race that started the Atlanta mas
sacre can read the Litany at Atlanta,
the cry of the blacks to God, "How
long shall the mounting flood of in
nocent blood roar in Thine ears and
pound in our hearts for vengeance?"
and again "Surely Thou too art not
white, O Lord, a pale, bloodless,
heartless thingl" and be unmoved.
Such a man complains of the bitter
DEATH OF DR. J. A. COTTON
Tuesday night or early Wednesday
morning Dr. J. A. Cotton closed his
eyes in death at the Fort Dearborn
Hospital. For many years his office
was located at Twenty-second and
Funeral services will be held over
his remains at the Pilgrim Baptist
Church, Thirty-third and Indiana
avenue, Monday morning, Feb, 13,
Rev. Watson officiating. Charles S.
Jackson, the up-to-date funeral direc
tor in charge. Interment is Mr. Glen
Doctor Cotton leaves a wife, Mrs.
Cotton, a daughter, other kindred and
many friends to mourn his death.
ness because he hates the fact that
he is moved.
I speak of Dr. Du Bois's books in
connection with white people because
it is this reaction with which I am
most familiar, but I believe that his
writings have greatly influenced the
colored race, especially the youth of
that race. He has been a champion
of the doctrine that the race must not
accept unchallenged an insult, a doc
trine that has born fruit at Chicago
and Washington and Tulsa, and that
will continue increasingly to bear
"Dark Water" has in it ten essays
and ten prose poems. Two of the
prose poems we must rejoice to have
in permanent form, Tbe Credo and
The Litanyat. Atlanta. -Samcd the-
others are a trifle exotic, perhaps the
Negro born and reared in New Eng
land' likes to feel that-he has com
Iianionship with the rich fragrance
z.nd 'growth of the jungle, but all are
admirable interludes to the discus
sions of the problems that especially
relate to colored Americans. Africa,
the colored woman, white men, do
mestic service, work and wealth,
childhood, beauty and death, these
comprise the subjects. There are
great passages that will pass into
literature. Sometimes they are so
white with hate that they partly mis
construe motives, but they cannot be
forgotten. For instance, in speaking
of the colored woman, Dr. Du Bois,
after telling of the many things which
he can forgive, even slavery, declared,
"I shall never forgive, neither in this
world nor the world to come, the
white South's wanton and continued
and persistent insulting of the black
womanhood which it sought and
seeks to prostitute to its lust I can
not forget that it is such Southern
gentlemen . . . who insist on with
holding from my mother and wife and
daughter those signs and appellations
of courtesy and respect which else
where they withhold only from cour
tesans." One loves the magnificent arraign
ment but is quite sure that the South
erners' treatment of the colored wom
an comes largely from his oldtime
association with her as one of ther
servant class. Domestic servants'
alone, whatever their race, though
they may become millionaire's wives,
are always Jane or Mary when they
meet their former masters and mis
tresses and not until the colored
woman of the South largely leave do
mestice service will they find a white
man raising his hat to them or be
called by their last names. One does
not need to call in the courtesan who,
by the way, is often treated with more
respect than the domestic servant
But all the same the paragraph is
There are books that people may
read and there are books that people
must read, and "Dark Water" is a
book that must be read.
NEW BANK IN NORFOLK
' Norfolk, Va. The Union Commer
cial Bank has opened at 1124Church
street, for business. The new" institu
tion has an authorized capital of
TO HAVE REGULAR MEETING
The Virginia Society will hold its
regular monthly meeting on Wednes
day evening; Feb. 15, at headquarters.'
Every Virginian is urged to attend,
this meeting to complete the ekctioa
of officers and to help arrange for the
public instaHatfoa which win take
pkee in March.
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