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One of the most interesting interest ng mem members members members ¬
bers of of fCorigress Congress especially among the thenew the thenew t1 t1new
new members meers f is g Representative pr sentativ De DeWitt DeWitt DeWitt
Witt C Badger who was w was s elected I t cr to torepresent t trepr torepresent
represent repr sent the Columbus Ohio district districtin
in this Congress Judge Badger as ashe ashe ashe
he is best knon at home from the thefact thefact thefact
fact that prior to his election election he had hadserved hadserved hadserved
served several terms as Judge of the theCommon theCommon theCommon
Common Pleas Court is a royal good goodfellow goodfellow goodfellow
fellow His attitude on the color ques question question question ¬
tion is so at variance with supposed supposedDemocratic supposedDemocratic supposedDemocratic
Democratic ideas ide s that thato one would nat naturally naturally naturally ¬
urally suppose that Judge Badger B dger was wasa w was wasa s sa
a Republican but he he is not on the con contrary contrary contrary ¬
trary he is a Democrat The Thedistrict Thedistrictin district districtin district districtin
in Ohio which Judge Badger Badger repre represents repre represents represents ¬
sents is overwhelmingly Republican Republicanbut Republicanbut
but so popular was Judge Badger with withall withall ith ithall
all classes of citizens that he led the theRepublican theRepublican theRepublican
Republican candidate candidate who by the th way waywas waywas waywas
was one of the the brightest men in his hisparty hisparty hisparty
party by fully a thousand votes JudgeBadger Judge JudgeBadger JudgeBadger
Badger is one of those plain everyday everVdaysort everydaysort everydaysort
sort of men Has a pleasant word wordfor wordfor wordfor
for any anyone one and is just as contented contentedin
in the compny of f a colored man as ashe ashewould he hewould hewould
would be in the company of the Pres President President President ¬
ident With him it can be said a amans amans amans
mans a man black or white Prior Priorto Priorto Priorto
to moving to Columbus Ohio Judge JudgeBadger JudgeBadger JudgeBadger
Badger was a resident of London LondonOhio LondonOhio LondonOhio
Ohio just about 25 miles southwest of ofColumbus ofColumbus ofColumbus
Columbus In that city he gained gainedofficial gainedofficial gainedofficial
official prominence Prior to begin beginning beginIling beginning ¬
ning the practice practi e of law hQ he was a acountry acountry acountry
country school teacher teacherall all great men menbegin menbegin menbegin
begin as school teachers While a ateacher ateacher ateacher
teacher it is said a colored man came cameto cameto cameto
to him and asked him him1 < if he might mightsend mightSfnd mightsend
send his children to his school His Hisreply Hisreply Hisreply
reply Was that I have been hired to toteach toteach toteach
teach this school and if you send your yourchildren yourrhildren yourchildren
children here they will receive the thesame thesame theSame
same treatment as any an other children childrenThey childrenThey childrenThey
They Were admitted by by Mr Badger BadgerTheir BadgerTheir BadgerTheir
Their admittance caused a tremendous tremendousfuss tremendousfuss tremendousfuss
fuss among the thewhitesowing whites owing terrace t to race raceti
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prejudice Committees of white whitemeIi whitemeIicalled men mencalled mencalled
called upon Mr Badger and insisted insistedthat insistedthat insistedthat
that he must not admit colored child children chi1g chi1gren children ¬
ren and if he persisted in it they the thewhites t thewhites e ewhites
whites would withdraw withdrawtheir their chil children chilen children ¬
dren en from the school Judge Badger Badgerreplied Badgerreplied Badgerreplied
replied and stuck to it that he was washired washired washired
hired hired to teach that school that the thecolored thecolored thecolored
colored children should be admitted admittedand admittedand admittedand
and that that he would wo ld continue to teach teacheven teacheven teacheven
even if every white child was with withdrawn withdrawn withdrawn ¬
drawn and he had only the colored coloredchildren coloredchildren coloredchildren
children as pupils His firmness won wonand wonand wonand
and in time the unchristian and un unreasonable unreasonable unreasonable ¬
reasonable prejudice prejudice suffered defeat defeatEvery defeatEvery defeatEvery
Every time Judge Jpag Badger has as run runf
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for office he has received many col colored colored colored ¬
ored votes and when he ran for Con Congress Congress Congress ¬
gress it is said that he received the thebiggest thebi thebiggest
biggest bi gest colored vote ever ever given given g v n to tGDemocrat a aDemocrat aDemocrat
Democrat In n Ohio The colored man manhas manhas manhas
has no better friend than Judge Bad Badger Badger Badger ¬
ger the Democratic Congressman Corigressman from fromOhio fromOhio fromOhio
Ohio and should there be any legisla legislation 1egislationi legislation ¬
tion in Congress affecting our race raceJudge raceJudge raceJudge
Judge Badger can be relied upon ppn to tovote tovote tovote
vote in the interest of the race JudgeBadger JudgeBadger Judge JudgeBadger
Badger is well supplied with this thisworlds thisworlds thisworlds
worlds worlds goods but no one would sus suspect susp suspect ¬
pect p ct it by his manner manner anner of living and andjCContinued andContinued andContinued
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the AfroAmerican Council CouncilTO 1 s sTO X 1 1TO
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made an address a last night nighton on The TheAfroAmerican Theo i j
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Council of f New Jersey at the Beth Bethrjany Bet Bethany f JJ < fi fiYBa1
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oil was wascalled called into being by the neces neces necessity S 1 1sity t tsity
sity of the times Its mission is to toameliorate t to toameliorate 4 r d dameliorate
ameliorate ameliorate in igso so far as it can intelli intelligently int Ui ¬ i i igently N Ngently
gently wisely and practically do so sothe sothe f i 2 f j r 1 f fthe 1 d
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and from which they would gladly gladlyemerge gladly I Iemerge n no nservative
emerge if encouraged by the loyal con conservative con conservative ¬
servative AfroAmerican of the North NorthEast NorthEast 7 7East
East and West who ho onjoy civil and andpolitical an > j jpolitical I
political rights in common commonwith with other otherAmerican 3 1 1American I I IAmerican
American citizens It is the aim and andultimate = ij ijultimate 3 3ultimate
ultimate purpose of the Yational National Afro AfroAmerican i > i G GAmerican t tAmerican
American Council to incorporate all allexisting gallexisting 1 U Uexisting
existing organizations as well as those thosethat i 41 41that f fthat
that are yet to be organized into the thebody t thebody < l it itbody
body of its membership mem ership without inter interfering inter interfering jf jffering
fering with the constitution rules or orbylaws orbylaws
bylaws of any organization except to todemand todemand < 1 1demand
demand that said id organization shall shallbe shallbe shallbe I
be strictly Republican and work work in inharmony r rharmony r rharmony <
national body bodywhich
harmony with the t fwhich twhich
which declared in toto for Republican Republicanprinciples Republicanprinciples j jprinciples
principles and the th nomination and andelection andelection andelection
election of President Roosevelt RooseveltSIGHT t r i i iFIGHT
It is further the object of the Coun Counoil f fcn f fcil
oil to fight a a battle of humanity in ina in h h ha 1 t ta
1 1t 1skillful
a conservative intelligent firm and andskillful I Iskillful
t until public slenti slentiment senti ientiment
skillful manner l 1ttj 1ttjment
ment in all parts of our Republic will willby r1 r1by E Eby
by common consent accord the AfroAmerican Afro AfroAmerican AfroAmerican
American every right guaranteed any anyand f
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