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M ! IP ! 'Hi TTltW'ar 9KZJ9T TVWH-1 We" v. -"''4 ;"'. i; 1 i Vol. XI LIKE A BULL Justice Willis Melville Would Not Permit Attorneys Gash and Mitchell to Cross-Examine Col. "Pony" More. Ed Wilson, the Down and Out "Sham Reformer," Hates to Have His Toes Held to the Fire. Thcrsday afternoon, January 4, 1906, CoL Tony" Moore's long drawn oat ose against the man from Mls- stwxi Dcred up another peg, for on that tftemoon Instead of Major Franklin A Denison and Attorney Ott Bicnriajpup to" represenfCoL "Pony Ed. Wilson, who hates to have Mb toes held to the fire tagged along by the side of the unhorsed boss oT the "Red Light District." which pnrred that Justice "Willis Melville as a bare-faced liar when he led the nan from Missouri and his attorneys to believe "that Messrs. Denison and Orr would conduct the case for Col. Tony.'" At 1:30 o'clock Cols. A. D. Gash,. Robert M. Mitchell, Detective William Schubert, Officers William R. Jones; David H. Smith, the man from Mis souri, and Col. "Pony," his white lady shorthand reporter, and his new pal. Ed. Wilson, the "shameless re former." all boarded the train at the Union Depot, Adams and Canal streets, bound for West Grossdale. On arriving at that unflourlshlng town, which seemed to be damned on account of the crooked work of Jus ties Melville, a trail was struck from the station, which led up a flight of stairs through a long dark hallway, tt the end of which In a little dirty, flngy room was located his so called justice shop. On the side of the uninviting room stood a small sheet-Lon stove which rested on two legs and a brick. A half-dozen broken down chairs and a cheap desk com pleted the furnishings of the room, hlch was as cold as an ice-house, tod the lawyers, witnesses and the on from Missouri were forced to ear and button up their heavy over coats In order to escape from freez es to death. A few minutes past 2 o'clock His Lordship, Justice Melville who nil "e una looted mighty sheepish, an- raneed that "he was ready to go ahead with the case of the people of "unois against the nv from Mis toW Then Ed. Wilson, who resem Wed a mad-man, read the complaint tod called on CoL "Pony" to take the "fitness stand, and the former king ng the sports In the "Red Light District" declared that "he had never ttet the man from Missouri hnt once, tod that was at the horn of Mr and & E. j. Smith, on Sunday after aofl, November 5, at the time he was gilding a political meeting there." "fc oal7 words to pass between him. tofl the man from Missouri "that he COnld recall was that the man from ksouri intimated "that after all he s not a bad-looking feUew; and to best of hlB recollection the man &01a Missouri never frequented his JJjwt on Twenty-first street After JJ. "Pony had finished testifying or g in behalf of he people -of mi a, and while he was sittisr against e wail by the si of the little eeJfl be exclaimed that Cfclef mivilk 9tnL7 LmiiflewinwrIS7LLLnteinLM s Kvffi.my lSiLi LLLLW. HEADED CZAR John M. Collins had Informed him in the presence of Aldermen John J. Coughlin and Michael Kenna that the article which had appeared in a cer tain little "Nigger newspaper in refer ence to his resort was the direct cause ef having his saloon license re voked?'" XttQeeharpieaded "B4. Wil son rested the case In the name of tthe people of Illinois. At the conclu sion of the testimony of Col. "Pony." Officer William R Jones was the first witness for the man from Mis souri, and In a straightforward man ner he set forth the fact that "for two or three years he was on duty in the "Red Light District' and that he was well acquainted with Col. Tony' Moore, that one night he was armed with a 'state warrant for his arrest for violating the midnight closing law, that on entering his low resort he found it full of white women and colored men, and white men and col ored women, who were eating and drinking, cussing and damning and carousing to beat the band; that he yanked Col. Tony' out of his Joint nnd carted him off to the Harrison fitreet station, where he paid a fine of twenty-five dollars." Officer Jones, whose face is stamped with honesty. further declared that several times "he observed women being carried in and out of the Hotel De Moore who were so drunk that they could not stand on their feet nor navigate with out assistance." 'Detective William Schubert was the next witness for the man from Mis souri, and in a very manly way he related how he had assisted to arrest two wagon ioaus oi crap-uuuuteio who had been caught during a gam bling raid on the Turf Exchange, and on rushing into Col. Tony's' famous resort. Detective Schubert declared that "he and the other officers beheld many tough or desperate looong Ben and women hanging around In asd that "In his opinion CoL Tony had conducted one of the low est and one of the worst resorts In 4Be city." JOfflcer David H. Smith was the last srftneas for the man from Missouri, and he swore "that on the whole CoL Tony' Moore had a mighty bad rep utation.'' Sd. Wilson, the bunk, or the'am reformer,' was unable to shake the tamnor at either oae of these three witnesses. At that point In the lHe- rsl CToeeealncs' the man from Tils- sonrl moanted the witness stand la his own, behalf, and he lt It be known that "he did not entertain one U tboHm BJESlnSt Mk MOOrS, that the article which he complained of wan simply written for the good of the commanlty, and to warn yeunsj colored girls. ad marnea -rr. too. for .that waiter. . from a moral ofnt of Tiew they ;were M4f-M(nr close to the border line of ,4esaeerr and dehasemeat when- CentiMfed en I BLE-W TO CHICAGO, MAiRCH l, 1906 IHBB'iRSifAVfSle'LHH eVeTCKelH'W irWeHIB ALDERMAN THOtA& J. DIXON.. Who is being loyally supported by the best class of citlzsns In the second Ward regardless of their political affiliations and who Is bound to be re-elected to the City Council on April 3rd. Alderman Thomas J. Dixon has con- who have the welfare of this city at ducted a clean campaign for his re- heart to line up on the side of moral election to the city council In the ity, decency, law and order. Hence Second ward. It has been free from they are supporting Alderman Dlxon,a mud slinging on the part of himself whose long and honorable record In and his army of loyal and enthusias- the city council stands forth without tic supporters among all races and a blemish, and with the further sup nationalties. port of the best class of other Afro- It is gratifying to state that Revs. Americans in the ward who do not A. J. Carey, D. P. Roberts and E. J. spend all their time In questionable Fisher, pastors of Bethel church, resorts and who love their homes and Qulnn chapel and Olivet Baptist families, it is a foregone conclusion church, are all aiding Alderman Dix- that he will be re-elected to the new on In his re-election. They firmly be- city council. Heve the time has come for all men A Rousing Meeting Held at Arlington Hall In the Intereest of Alder- i man Dixon. j Tuesday evening a rousing meeting Arlington Hall was held at Thirty- first and Indiana avenue In the inter- est of Alderman Thomas J. Dixon. ; More than 2,000 people crowded into It and natlenUv waited until the last.ron saint oi irue uemoracy. gun was fired In his Interest, and over 400 were turned away, not being able to-find standing room Alderman Milton J. Foreman and Revs. Jonston Myers and A. J. Carey, pastor of Bethel church, were among the prominent speakers. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Hamilton Club. Rev. A. J. Carey made the hit of the even ing; in fact, he cleaned up every thing before him. He declared: "If there la a break in the ranks of the colored voters In the west end I chage it to the traitors among the Repub licans of our ward. Men of fairer skin than ours have laid deep plots, -- . to throw away the black vote, xet --- .' "' , some of these same men want ourjsav., honor of eorgia support for Judge. They should be Bapt Faulkner of Monrovia, Af branded and ostracised." In conclu- rica. About 50 of Chicago's represen- .- i. tA , foM fhnt "TTn. biuu un moiitu o dertaker Perrfgo had employed a col ored girl stenographer in an effort to get the colored vote, but Instead to get xne coiorcu uie, uuk ukwi , St tar x-ato -a . i2?5S2rff?c?J?2r rforTm h had keot her back In the morgue." This sally on the part of Rev. Carey brought down the house. A colored quartette furnished te music for the occasion and sang sev eral parodies about Mr. Perrfgo being a "dead one." At the conclusion of the speaking a resolution was passed In favor of re-electing Alderman Dixon. Alderman Nicholas B. Finn Is jet ting up a gallant fight for roclsetloa In the 20th Ward, and his nnmerens friends believe that ho Is a femBme winner. - TJHE LINE. The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson. Sunday afternoon, April 1, at 4:30 o'clock, Julius P. Taylor will address the "Bethel Literary and Historical Club," Bethel church. Thirtieth and Dearborn streets, on "The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson," the pat- Aldermen Bernard' W. Snow, 7th j Ward, Henry L. Fick, 9th Ward, Ru dolph Hurt, 10th Ward, Peter L. Hon man, 11th Ward, James Consldine, 13th Ward, Stanley H. Kanse, 16th Ward, Wm. E. Dever, 17th Ward, Jon athan Ruxton, 24th Ward and Thomas M. Hunter, 35th Ward, will all fall in side the breastworks next Tuesday. It Is true that several of them have pretty hot fights on their hands, but they are slated to come In under the wire ahead of their opponents. On Sunday evening last, Mr. and Mrs.: P. "aniett entertal ned a Iang nmfcM of frlonila nt tnplr nomo 3234 WUTe cmsiui cbubu. Mrs. Faulkner will remain in this country a month or so and tell all who are Interested of their many young" of our race who will be wel comed should they decide to make Africa their future home. Alderman Michael D. Dougherty feels cenfident after thoroughly can vaeiag the 22nd Ward that the ma jority of the voters therein will on next Tsesday record Their votes In farer of his re-election to the City , John Downer making a heroic fight to he elected to the City Council from the i&th Ward and the chances are ten to one that he will win oat mtfce A LIVELY DIS CUSSION ON THE NEGRO PROBLEM In the April Number of To-Mor-row Magazine, by Parker H. Sercombe, G. E. Davis and Maude Jacobs. We publish the following communi cation, not for the value of the wis dom that is In it, but purely as an example of the personal and preju diced mental attitude by which people who cannot think, persistently ar rive at wrong conclusions. When the mental attitude of a fox makes of him a scientific expert on poultry- when the avocation of the devotee bowinrr before a crucifix de- I veloos her Into an authorttv nn h evolution of religions, when to be a Jwn.hVomei tSLfiproceEavenueforJ the study of equality; when burning at the stake is accepted as the most efficient means of Inculcating human! tarlanism, then, and not till then, can the communication from Mr. Davis be accepted as a sociological docu ment From the same standpoint. If we Heve In democracy as against des poti&m, what matters it what color or nalonallty presidents twenty years from now are, providing only they are the choice of the people. Mr. Davis says a Negro "should stay in his place," Implying that he knows what the Negro's place is the fact is .the place of the Negro, ana tne place oi every other crea ture, plant or planet, Is whatever they attain. The fact of a Negro declaring that we are to have a Negro President within twenty years, fills Mr. Davis with consternation and is just about as terrible an utterance as that of a Milwaukee woman who recently an nounced that within five years Ger man would become the legal language of America, and che thought herself a sociologist, -too. The heartrending possibility of hav ing a Negro entertaining one's wife and daughters nightly in one's parlor, gives color to Mr. Davis's, belief in tie entire lack of ability of white men to Influence the choice and dis crimination of their female relatives and would lead one to Infer that so superior and seductive are the charms of the Negro that we Caucasians would be worsted in fair competition personally, the writer is unafraid of the Implied superior charms of the African. These comments are written for the uplift of Mr. Davis and an those who think like him, and speak out from the prejudice, meanness and tyranny that still seems, even In the shadow of our free Institutions to live In the hearta of many men. What this class of people need Is, to lose themselves In their work and stop fh'""g about questions that they ate not mentally equipped to deal with. Mr. Davis dares to claim that the male Negro has a latent, uncontrolla ble desire to possess white women, whereas the Malatto race In this country Is almoet'teatirely the result of white men cohabiting with colored women, all of whlea, to present the case to. Mr. Davis's phraseology would Indicate that the white fiend exhibits an uncontrollable desire for Inter course with colored wessea, and were each Is stance of white men's depre datJone along this Jlne pnabhed by having them "bkmteied into Eter nity," the resmlt wonld mean entire No. S3 depopulation of those white southern ers who "hold their women so sacred." If Mr. Davis had made a study of the history of capital punishment (lynching) and Its effect on society, he would make no claim of Its value as an object-lessons to keep wrong doers In line, for history has proven that the brutallzatlon of human so ciety has ever been the accompani ment of legal as well as Illegal bru talities. Tosmnup..rthQraceproWem. In America win work itself out If let alone, and discussions, whether by the wise or the unwise, will be of no avail. It is a problem for evolution to solve It Is of Interest to the so ciologist who watches Its develop ment In the same spirit that he stud ies ants and orchids, but to the lay man and -to writers of the Davis type, thought on this subject Is purely a waste of brain room, which in h'ij case Is unpardonable extravagance. With a view to submitting Mr. Davis's letter to a further sifting pro cess, we handed It to one of our wom an editors who has learned to think, and her comments following the let ter are Interesting, first, as corrobora tion of the editor's point of view, sec ond, as being In harmony with the systematic method of thought advo cated by this magazine, and ,thlrd, as further evidence to Mr. Davis and writers of his class, to what extent their views, are out of harmony with the advance thought of the period. Editor. Editor To-Morrow, Chicago, I1L Dear Sir: As a reader of your magazine, I will take the liberty to express my opinion on the race ques tion, though I am quite aware, Judg ing from Dr. Wesley's article In your February number, that my views will not meet your approval. I think a Negro should stay in a Negro's place. I no more get through reading the "Niagara Movement" than one of the office help hands me a clipping from a Chicago dally on a recent race riot in New Yorkv. per haps just a forerunner of what is to come. The white race Is multiplying very slowly, the theories of Theodore I 'notwithstanding. On the other hand the Negro is multiplying like Belgian hares. At the present time the white Is supreme, bnt the time Is coming when the Negro is going to contest this supremacy and what a contest, It win he. Here In town the other day an edu cated coon announced the prediction that there would be a Negro Presi dent of the V. S.laeide of the nest wenty years and It was discussed to such an extent that dally papers gave their speeches prominent places en the front pages cf the papers. How wonld yon like the looks of this, my brother? Believe me I am not an alarmist. I speak of things as I see them. The race qnetUon today Is one of the greatest thlsjpB that oenfronts ne as a people. Aheolmte eenality canaet be. " Ton wonld net allow your wife or danghter to entertain a Negro is "- CentliMMd en Pnfe S. A . uSr'? .