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UNOFFICIAL "JIM CROW" LAWS
How the Colored People Are Treated
In -the Northern States.
ia many o. tie somi:ern state. the
So-called "Jim Crow" !aws are ,n the
sta7nte books and ,o have the sen
jlance of legality. In many of the
northern states the sane discrimina
tion against the negro is entforced.
though ustially by underhandel andI
indirect methods. It might well be
asked whether the real feeling and the
real resuit is not practically the same
,n both cases.
For instance, in the south negroes
are not allowed to eat in the same
room with white men, not even at
railroad eating houses.
Lere are a couple of instances of
the way in which the same rule is en
forced in the north.
In one of the must famutis restau
rants in Chicago the waiters were all
-colored men. When a negro entered
tand asked to be served he was seatd
in the usual way at a table on which
there were no menu or price cards.
Presently a price card was laid be
fore hin. And in the price. card lay
all the effectiveness of the strictest
southern "Jim Crow" law. It read
something like this:
Coffee, per cup... .. .. ... ...$ 50
Coffee, with cream, per :p... - 75
&read and butter... ... ... ... i oo
Pork chops..... ... ... .. ... 8 00
Nutton chops... ... ... ... ... 7 50
:Sirloin steak, plain....... . ... 9 75
SBeef. draft,.per glass... ... ... 8o
One glance at that card and its aw
iul. prices was usually enough to send
the colored man hurrying out of the
place. If, in spite of it all, he per
-sisted in giving his order he found
that he was obliged to wait for an,
'hour or so before it was served, and
'then, if he had ordered pork chops.
ior instance, at $8 the order, after
-making several complaints, two little
-pieces of bone and gristle would be
brought in on an icy plate and entirely
-surrounded by cold and solid grease.
It is not on record that any colored
man ever ventured to .patronize this
marticular restaurant the second time.
There is another restaurant in Chi
-cago which is famous for its apple pie
-and cheese. In some way word of its
'fame reached the ears of an old col
"ored ,man, who has a small income
and had retired from active work. The
day! after he went into this eating
.bouse and ordered apple pie - and.
-cheese. It was brought and he found
that its reputation w.s well deserved.
'The next day he came back again and
'repeated the order. Again he was
-promptly served. but this time thel
'piece of pie was not more than half as
large as it had been the first time.
-while the cheese had greatly dimin
ished in size since the day before. The
third day the apple pie had reached al
most microscopic proportions. It
was the length and thickness of a lead
pencil, while the cheese was a mere
postage stamp) in thickness. He
stuck it out until the foturth noon. at
'which time there was placed before
'him a lErge plate with two atoms in
'its center, one of pie. the other of
-cheese, both of which together would
'not have made a bill fail for a canary
"I guess you don't want my cus
torn." said the .l. r<d man.
"T'iat's as you :>lease." answered
the waiter, who su only following
.-orders of his manager.
'in another local prominent restau
"cnxt not long ago a colored man, al
most a mulatto in color, and his wife
were given seats at a table near the
iront of the room. They wei'e seatec
'during the temporary absence of the
head waiter, who, on his return, at
1once wvent to the table at which they
were sitting and informed them that
a mistake had . been made; the
'table at which they sat was engaged
'and they would have to give it up.
'He led them to a small table near the
rcear of the room. They sat thtece with
no attention paid to them for more
than twenty minutes. Finally the
man called a waiter, who consented to
take an order. After taking it he:
disappeared entirely from' the room
For half an hottr longer the colored
man and his wife sat unattended.
Then complaint was made to the
head waiter, who simtulated great in
dignat ion and asked to have the
waiter pointed out, but, as he had
-diisappeared, that was impossible. A
second waiter was called and the or
-'der repeated. He again went out into
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Consult the "MAN" wh
DON'T overlook materi
Then take this quiet tip
DON'T fail to satisfy yo
For superior workmans
Another -wait of half an hour follow
ed and fnally the colored couple got
up and left the place. followed by a
-igh of relief on the part of all the
In southern theatres negroes are re
stricted to one of the upper galleries.
which is still popularly rferred to as
".nigger heaven." Here is the way the
thing is worked in the north:
A negro applying to a box office
of almost any northern theatre will be
told that all the parquet seats are sold
and will be offered seats in the highest
gallery. It is almost impossible for
a colored man to buy for his own use
parquet seats in any of the northern
Occasionally a white man is secured
to buy them for him. In wore than
one instance this has been the result:
When the colored man presents his
tickets at the door the coupons are
torn off by the doorman and presented
to the .e:.d usher. In readiness for
such an emergency the head usher has
a couple of seats in the parquet pre
pared. He leads the way to these
seats, turns them'down, and waits a
moment for the colored people to take
their seats. They sit down, only to
find that the seats give way beneath
them. The usher is surprised and ex
tremely sorry. He cannot understand
how such a break could have been
overlooked. Of course, it will be im-1
possible to fix them in time to have
ihem occiuied at that perfotmance
If the ticket holder will come to the
ticket office he will try to exchange
the tickets for others equally as good.
The doorman has already notified
the box office what is going on, and
when the usher and the colored man
inquire there they are told, with'great
regret, that there is not a single par
qiet seat remaining. The box office
will be glad to return the money paid
for the seats or it will do the best it
can-furnish .a couple of seats in the
top gallery and return the difference
in the price of the seats.
It is hard to see any great difference~
between this procedure and that em-j
ployed in the south.
Even the various sporting clubs
which are organized for the purpose
of giving boxing matches in northern
cities practically refuse to put on
ights in which negro boxers are
matched against .white meo. And in
this case the colored fighters have
seen fit to threaten retaliatory meas
ures. Only a few weeks ago the man
agers of all the important boxing
clubs in Chicago received letters from
a local firm of colored attorneys to
the following effect:.
"At present you are discriminating
against colored boxers. As you are
well aware. your shows are in viola
tion of the state law and are allowed
by the city authorities as a concession.
This is to notify you that if in case
colored boxers are discriminated
against in the future it would not be
surprising if an injunction was asked
for restraining you and all other man
agers guilty of discrimination from
giing boxing matches in the state of'
The managers of the boxing clubs
were prompt to answer that they did
not draw the color line and would he
glad to put on colored boxers when
suitable matches, promising pront
able results, could be arranged. it
now remains. to be seen what further
action will be taken in the premises.
as it is not likely that the policy of
the clubs will be actually changed in
DJeputy Sheriff Edwin C. Harrell
oi Florence county shot and fatally
wounded a negro on Tuesday morn
ing whom he was tryng to arrest for
vagrancy. The negro resisted arrest
and made a ferocious attack upon the
offce oft" he law.
ing that you see
[ you find them, N
A New Orleans friend of the Sal
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that organization a centrally located
thrce-story building in the Crescent
City for a workingwomen's hotel and
emergency home. The benefactor is
a practicing physician who has been.
much interested in the work of the
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