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VOL XI IsTO NO9 9 WASHINGTON V D C JULY 23 1904 = PRICE riTE CENTS
ECHOES FROM CHICAGO CHICAGOThe CHICAGOThe CHICAGOThe
The Black and Tans Win a Signal SignalVictory Sign SignalVictory l lVictory
Victory The Platform Social SocialFeatures Social SocialFeaturesNotesChicago SocialFeaturesNotesChicago
Features FeaturesNotesChicago Notes Chicago the Storm StormCenter StormCenter StormCenter
Center and Mecca lIeccnA A Review of a aBusy aBusy aBusy
Busy Week in the Windy City CityChicago CityOhicago CityChicago
Chicago Ill Special SpeciaLThe The Republi Republican ¬
can National Convention brought toChicago to toChicago toChicago
Chicago the the largest number n mber of promi prominent vromi vrominent prominent ¬
nent colored people that have been here hereat hereat
at a t any one time for many years From Fromevery Fromevery Fromevery
every State in the South and from fromnearly from fromlllarly fromnearly
nearly every State in the North theygathered they theygathered theygathered
gathered either as delegates or interI interlstedspeatators inter interested intercsted ¬ I
ested lstedspeatators spectators of the convention conventionoo
y1J oo v far as T lia 1 1 arp been bc Il aH all It t o pntb gltr gltrfrom tb < r rfrom rfrom
from the many things said done and andattempted andattempted andattempted
attempted two distinct gains have havebeen havelJeen havekeen
been made by the colored delegates in inattendance inattendance I Iattendanc
attendance First the Louisiana Louisianablack LouisianaIJlack Louisianablack
black Republicans under the cour courageous courageous courageous ¬
ageous and intelligent leadership of oflion oflion
1 lion Ion Walter L Cohen and Mr J Madi Madison Madion Madison ¬
son on Vance deserve high praise for fortheir fortheir fortheir
their heroic fight against Lily Whitism Whitismin WhitisJin
in the South They came to Chicago Chicagowith Chicagowith Chicagowith
with a strong case against the theunre theunrepublican unre unreimblican unre unrepublican
publican conduct of the Lily White Wihitecrowd Whitecrowd i irowd
crowd of politicians So well did they theypresent theypresent theypresent
present their case that they won be before before before ¬
fore the National National Committee by a vote voteof voteof voteof
of two to one The victory thus won wonwas wonwas wonI wonIwas
was a signal one and received a great greatdeal greatdeal i ideal
deal of attention from the press and andleading andleading andleading
leading republicans The Cohen Re Republicans Republicans Republicans ¬
publicans won everything they fought foughtfor foughtfor foughtfor
for before the National Committee but butthe butthe butthe
the Credential Committee of the Con Convention Convcntion Convention ¬
vention robbed them of the full meas measure measure measure ¬
ure of their victory by seating both bothfactions bothtadionswith bothfactions
factions tadionswith with onehalf vote to each eachBut eachBut eachBut
But while these gallant gallant contestants contestantsfailed contestantsfailed contestantsfailed
failed to get all they fought for they theyhave theyha theyhave
have ha ve done valuable service to the party partyby partyhy partyby
by making Lily Whitism odious and andmany andman andmany
many man white republicans have learned learnedfor learnedfor learnedfor
for the first time just what this Lily LilyWhite Lily1hite LilyWihite
White 1hite movement means m ans and in the thefuture tnefuture thefuture
future will be less willing to give hear hearing hearing hearing ¬
ing to the specious plea of the south southern southcrn southern ¬
ern whites who are Republicans for forrevenue forrevenue forrevenue
revenue only The Louisiana fighters fighterswere fighterswere fighterswere
were ably assisted by the colored re republicans reIHlblicans republicans ¬
publicans of Illinois and by the ag aggressive aggressive aggressive ¬
gressive canvassing of Mr Charles CharlesAnderson CharlesAnderson CharlesAnderson
Anderson of New ew York and others othersThe oth othersThe rs rsThe
The second gain is the fol following followingplatform followingplatform wing wingplatform
platform of the Convention ConventionWe ConventionWe I IWe
We favor such Congressional Con ressional ac action action action ¬
tion as shall determine whether by byspecial byspecial byspecial
special discrimination disorim nation the Elective ElectiveI
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HON GEORGE B CORTBLYQU CORTBLYQUChairman CORTEL CORT1 LYOU LYOUChairman YQU YQUChairman
Chairman National Republicain Committee Washington D C
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franchise in many States has been beenunconstitutionally beenunconstitutionally
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unconstitutionally limited and if such suchis suchis suchis
is the the case cas we demand that represen representation representation representation ¬
tation in Congress and in the Electoral ElectoralCollege ElectoralColIege ElectoralCollege
College shall be proportionately re reduced reduccd reduced ¬
duced as directed by the Constitution Constitutionof
of the United States StatesAlthough StatesAlthough StatesAlthough
Although the much talked of Suf Suffrage Suffrage Suffrage ¬
frage Convention met in Chicago dur during during during ¬
ing Convention week eek with not more morethan morethan
than ten delegates it had nothing to todo todo todo
do with the plank in the platform platformabove platformabove platformabove
above quoted as it is well known that thatthis thatthis thatthis
this action had been suggested and de decided decided decided ¬
cided upon weeks before the National NationalConvention NationalConvention NationalConvention
Convention convened ir it Chicago The Thestrong Thestrong Thestrong
strong and aggressive position taken by bythe bythe bythe
the leading l ding colored Republicans of theConvention the theConvention theConvention
Convention gave just the moral sup support support support ¬
port needed to make this proposed proposedplank proposedplank proposedplank
plank an established fact factThe factThe factThe
The social features of conventionwc convention conventionweek conventionEl
week wc El k wars w re quite numerous and nd de ¬
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lightful Dr and Mrs Daniel H HWilliams HWilliams HWilliams
Williams gave a reception in honor of ofHon ofHon ofHon
Hon J C Napier and Judson W WLyons WLyons WLyons
Lyons at their beautiful home on onForest onForest onForest
Forest Avenue A finer aggregation aggregationof
of colored men of high distinction is isseldom isseldom isseldom
seldom brought together t gether They were werereceived werereceived werereceived
received with charming grace by Mrs MrsJ MrsJ MrsJ
J C Napier and the host and hostess hostessThe hostessThe hostessThe
The result of the convention is well wellknown wellknown wellknown
known but those who were not present presentcan presentcan presentcan
can not well appreciate the splendid splendidimpression splendidimpression splendidimpression
impression made by Mr Harry Cum Cummings Cummings Cummings
mings one of the orators selected to tosecond tosecond tosecond
second the nomination of the president presidentto
to succeed himself himselfThe him himselfThe elf elfThe
The colored orator was in fine trim trimand triman trimand
and an < the carrying quality of his voice voicewas voicewas voicewas
was a delightful surprise His speech speechwas speechwas speechwas
was the t CShortest shortest delivered dellver d but he swept sweptthe sweptthe sweptthe
the audience audie ce to the platform as he hemade hemade hemade
made his telling points in i a way that thatContinued thatlq thatGontinued
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THE NEW CHAIRMAN IN CHARGE CHARGEHon CHARGEHon
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Hon George B Cortelyou Takes TokosCharge TakesCharge
Charge of the Republican RepublicanForces RepvlJJicanForces RepublicanForces 1
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He Will Have 11 a Strong and Thorough ThoroughOrganization ThorougliOrganizationHas ThoroughNo
Organization OrganizationHas Has No Prejudices PrejudicesAnd Prejudicesld PrejudicesAnd
And ld Will Recognize Eatery e y Element Elementof Eleplent Eleplentof
of the Party PartyNo PartyNu PartyNo
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No man in public life today is the thesubject thesubject thesubject
subject subject of a keener analysis by the themen themell t tmen
men who make and shape the des destinies destinies destinies ¬
tinies of our grand republic than is isHon isHon IsHon
Hon George B Cortelyou Chairman Chairmanof
of the National Republican Commit Committee Committeo Committee ¬
tee Mr Cortelyou Cortoly ou holds a uniqueplace unique uniqueplace uniquoplace
place in the public eye and is the themaster thamaster themaster
master mind and spirit in Republican Republicancircles Republicancircles Republicancircles
circles He occupies a position very verynear verynear verynear
near near the center of the stage That Thathe Thathe
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he is equal to and the master of the thehigh thehigh s shigh
high position to which he has been beencalled beenc beencalled
called c lled to fill is not doubted by those thosewho t thosewho OS OSwho
who have studied stud ed his public pu lic career careerHe careerHe careerHe
He is a selfmade man in the tho broad broadest broadest broadest ¬
est and fullest sense and a student studentof st studentof dent dentof
of men as well as of books He Hebrings Hebrings j f fbrings
brings to his new position a large largefund largefund i t tfund
fund of general information and a aripe aripe r rripe
ripe experience experienceMr exp6rienceMr experienceMr
Mr Cortelyou is a graduate of the thelatter thelatter i i ilatter
latter day school scJ100l of politics and is isthoroughly isthoroughly isthoroughly
thoroughly conversant with the situa situation situation situation ¬
tion with which he is to deal Born Bornin Bornin N J Jin
in the State of New York some forty fortyodd fortyodd fortyodd
odd years ago he was reared and edu educated edueated educated ¬
cated there Here his early chase character char c cter ¬ f J Jter
ter was formed here he learned to tojudge tojudge tojudge
judge men by what they were and not notby notby notby
by the color of their skin This trait traithas traithas traithas
has followed him through his entire entirepublic entirapublic i t tpublic
public career and in the many manyposi manypositions positions posi positions ¬
tions of honor and trust that he has hasheld hasheld hasheld
held he has never shown bias on ac account account account ¬
count of race color or or r previous con condition condition condition ¬
dition His rise in public life reads readslike readslike J Jlike
like a tale from Aladdin his career careerbriefly careerbriefly careerbriefly
briefly is this He was born In the thecity thecity thecity
city of New York July 26 1862 was waseducated waseducated waseducated
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educated in private and public schools schoolsgraduated schoolsgraduated schoolsgraduated
graduated at Hempstead L I Insti Institute Institute Institute ¬
tute State Normal School chool Westfiold WestfioldMass WcetfioldMass 1 f fMass
Mass and received the degree of ofL ofL ofL
L L D from Georgetown and aDd that of ofL ofL ofL
L L M from Columbian Columbian University UniversityIn
In 1883 he was a general law ver verbatim verbatim verbatim ¬
batim reporter in New York was prin principal prIncipal ¬ a acipal
cipal of primary schools in New few York Yorkfrom Yorkfrom Yorkfrom
from 1885 to 1889 and entered the thepublic theublic thepublic
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public ublic service in 1889 He has been beenContinued beenT beenContinued i
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