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Taft And Sherman
To Win
The Colored Voters
Will Stand by The
Grand Old Party
The end of the most interesting
presidential contest the nation has wit
nessed since the celebrated Jefferson
Burr contest of a hundred years ago,
brings the Colored men of the country
in the North and South alike face
to face with the political crisis prom
ised in 1896, "when the bourbon South
began the insiduous campaign for the
subjugation of the Colored citizen a
I campaign, as all men now see, that
without foundation is seen in the al
most unanimous rejection by Colored
men of the principles of the Progress
ive party particularly of a platform
that includes .a pledge to every cause
save the cause of the American Negro
and their return to the principles
and platform of the Bepublican Party,
that has stood unmoved against all the
changing years, and that now suffers
the bitter opposition of the voters be-
Democratic Candidate for Be-election to Congress from the 8th Congressional
District, Who Voted and Worked in Congress for an .Appropriation of
$50,000 to Aid the Colored People to Properly Celebrate the Fiftieth An
niversary of Their Freedom In 1913 and Every Colored Voter in His Dis
trict Should on Tuesday, November 5, Assist to Be-elect him to Congress.
culminated in the amazing attitude of cause the party leaders refused to
Theodore Eoosevelt, and in the bold betray or desert the Colored Bepub
5251 Dearborn St.
Eer. Jas. Higglns, Pastor.
Services 10:45; 7:45.
& 8. 1:45. Mrs. M. Clark, Sapt.
C. E. 6:45. Mrs. L. Jones, Pres.
.7:45. Bev. D. L. McGriff will
Monday Eve. Eev. Cato of Elgin,
will begin services and continue all
the week.
Tuesday Eve. General Class.
Sunday, Nov. 10th, Quarterly Meet
ly BevW. D. Cook of Quinn Chapel
will preach at 3 o'clock, also Quinn
Chapel Choir will sing.
'inursoay evening, .November s, an
informal dancing party will be given
at the Appomattox club, 3441 Wabash
avenue. Each member of the club will
be entitled to invite one couple as his
John T. Morton, Prof. William
Emanuel, A. McGowan, H. F. Catlin,
and P. Herrin, committee on entertainment.
CoL Daniel Moriarity, head of the
fighting 7th Begiment Illinois National
Guard, is gaining much strength each
day in his contest for one of the com
missioners of Cook county, and as he
has many friends in all parts of it; he
looks like an easy winner.
Mrs. Charles Lapsley of Chicago,
who for the past three years has been
living in Prince Bupert, British Co
lombia is en route here from Seattle.
When the clerk of the court called
the name of Mrs. Mary Hart, Tuesday,
October 9th, probably the oldest
prisoner ever in the Desplaines street
court was arraigned before Municipal
Judge Torrison. Mrs. Hart, 1858 Car
roll avenue, is a Colored womah one
hundred years old. She was arraigned
on a charge of disorderly conduct on
the complaint of D. J. demons, 3534
Vernon avenue, a Colored minister.
Knowing nothing about the trouble
between Bev. demons and Mrs. Hart,
but it seems to us that it was very
unmanly on his part to have her ar
rested and dragged into court.
and wicked daring of the captains sur
rounding hi", who are notorious no
less as enemies to a democracy to in
clude all men of all races than as
buccaneers on the high sea of political
Six weeks ago Colored men had
political blind staggers. They saw all
things and discerned nothing. They
heard a name and saw a-form. They
did not realize that that name, once
a sign of justice, was become a byword
in the seats of the dishonored; and that
fcrm, onco a majestic figure, was now
but a shadow of a mighty man!
Theodore Eoosevelt, in the first blush
of a new political stroke, appealed to
tho imagination of the great mass of
Colored people. But as his plans and
purposes unfolded themselves before
the people, under the logic and fearful
licans cf the South.
Colored men know that the woeful
possibilities of the Initiative, for by
that sign the Democratic party in the
South, twin-devil with the Progressive
party, disfranchised the Colored men
of the South, starting in Mississippi in
Colored men are alive to the evil
consequences of the Beferendum, for
under that star the ignorant white
electorate of the South put their seal
of approval upon the crimes of the
Democratic constitutional conventions
that had annulled the spirit and de
graded the letter of the amendments
to the organic law.
Colored men understand the sig
nificance involved in the acceptance
and adoption tl the Becall, for they
have seen the judiciary of an entire
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Clerk of the Circuit Court and Bepublican Candidate for Be-election to tia
same Position Tuesday,- November 5th. Commended by all the Judges ui
Bureau of Efficiency.
eloquence of leading Colored men, (nation tremble when they should be
m w "i ii a. it .
Mrs. Coleman was agreeably sur
prised when at an early hour her
friends came in to remind her that
God had spared her to see 76 years of
age, being of a retiring nature as her
daughter made no mention of the Day,
she thought it had been forgotten, and
decided to just let it pass by unnoticed
but as she afterward remarked, "All
things come to he who waits," those
present were, Mrs. Taylor, 5628
Wabash, Mrs. Harris, 5208 State, Mrs.
Beasley and daughter, 4719 Evans,
Mrs. Pope, and Mrs. Johnson, 5402
State, Mrs. V. Johnson, Mrs. Scott,
5360 State, Mrs. Howell, 4315 Calu
met, Mrs. Tolkins, 5124 Dearborn, Mrs.
Bond, Mrs. Parish, 5208 State St,
dainty refreshments were served and
a pleasant evening spent, Mrs. Pearl
Bandolph presided at the piano.
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aroused for their people's sake, Mr.
Eoosevelt 's part in the chief political
conspiracy of the century became clear.
Zeal gave way to thought, and thought
did its work. From Santa Cruz to
Nahant, and from the tell-tale waters
of Niagara to El Paso, Colored men
are now in dread battle against two
forces of evil arrayed with like power
against them and against their chil
dren Mr. Boosevelt and his cohorts
on the one hand, and on the other, tho
ancient enemies of the state, the party
wearing tho label of Democracy, but
really floating the flag of oppression.
The charge has often been made that
Colored men follow personalities
moving figures in the political arena
and that they care little for platforms
and principles. That this charge is j
strong in the law against the ignorant
wrangle of the mob. Colored men are
aware that the property and personal
and .political rights of the Negro race
would in no wise be secure or sacred
if a Becall by the prejudice-drunken
populace awaited a judge who dared
to be true.
These are principles, eternal prin
ciples, and Colored men everywhere are
awake to them, their importance, their
significance and their possibilities.
Booker T. Washington, himself a great
Bepublican, and an ardent advocate of
the re-election of President Taft, is
right: the interest of tho Negro every
where is one, and he is again right
when he boldly takes his place under
the Bepublican banner as the safest
shelter from political storm. Adv.
w fsHMV i
v.y t-iniiTi VH COMMITTEE OF
Strikes At Joseph Medill Patterson
"The Tribune" Chicago And
Booker T. Washington.
The Hon. John E. Milholland, chair
man of the National Executive Com
mittec, of the Constitution League of
the United States, with headquarters
in New York dty, which has for its
motto, "Equality of Bights is the
first of Bights," strikes at Joseph
Medill Patterson, "The Tribune"
Chicago, Illinois, the copy of the tele
gram following and also the copy of
the letter to Booker T. Washington,
respecting the Jack Johnson affair..
Philadelphia, October 25, 1012.
Joseph Medill Patterson,
t"The Tribune."
Chicago, El
If you can persuade the Governor
to call out 8tate Militia, I might try
to induce President Taft to mobilize
the Army in Cook County, and the
Fleet on Lake Michigan. This with
the Attorney General in personal
charge of, Federal prosecution would
possibly protect chaste Chicago and
immaculate Minneapolis from the de
moralizing influence' of that Hell
loathed creature, Jack Johnson, whose
primary offense of failing to get him
self born white, has been supplemented
by daring to become the gamest and
most .scientific fighter since Castor
and PpTIoT, and .finally, by venturing
upon a. love affair without the consent
of all the Common Councils and Boards
of Trade in Illinois and Minnesota,
The spectacle of tw great American
cities lashiBg themselves into the fury
of a Georgia, lynching mob, over an
alleged offense as deplorably common
among whites, as campaign lying, is
a record, exhibition to this old gray
world of canting hypocracy, especially,
on the part of a Nation with three
millions Taulattoes, quadroons and e-
tarooBB, among its satire born, popula
tion, and that has made wife swapping
and divorce an .established institution.
As a. display of mediaeval race preju
dice it tiptoes- up. to the Jew baiting
of Kvng John's time la old England.
Jit Sifjraees the seei backward vivfli
pression, and as much worse than
Johnson's alleged offense as tho Ar
menian Massacres, or Bussian atroci
ties surpass in degree, a barroom row
in Bath House John's bailiwick.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 23, 1912.
Dr. Booker T. Washington,
Tuskegee, Alabama.
Dear Doctor:
Considering the terrific strain you
recently put upon the confidence of
your friends do you think it quite in
keeping with the eternal fitness of
things for yaato assume to sit in
judgment upon poor Jack Johnson!
Is ho not as much a victim of race
prejudice as any man to day within or
without the boundaries of Christen
dom t For if he were not Black would
a word have been heard about the
whole affair f
Of the.ninety millions of people 'in
this Nation you, it seems to me, should
be tho very last to assume the role
that you felt called upon to play on
this occasion.
Very truly yours,
Joseph E. BidwiH, Jr., the present
efficient clerk of the Circuit Court, and
Bepublican candidate for re-election to
the same position, Tuesday, November
5th, was born in this city July 1, 1883.
His parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E.
BidwiH, were also born in Chicago,
and have witnessed its marvelous
growth, from a fair sized country
town, to one of the best and one of
the largest and most enterprising cities
in the world.
The present clerk of the Circuit
Court; received his early education in
the public schools of this great city;
finishing it or rounding it out, at St
Ignatius College, Loyola College of
Law and the Lewis Institute.
After graduating with the usual hon
ors, from these various educational in
stitutions, he started out, well forti
fied along these lines, to make a mark
for himself, in this busy and bustling
For some years thereafter, he was
employed as a clerk, in the Chicago
National Bank.- Later on he served
in the same capacity, with the Harris
Brothers Trust Company.
Like his father, he always took to
politics, as easily and as readily, as a
duck takes to water and in 1906, he
beeame the nominee of the Bepublican
party for derk of the Circuit Court
and was elected with a handsome ma
jority and from that time to the pres
ent; he has been one of the few high
class, public officials in this county and
he has at all times, discharged the du
ties of his office, with considerable ex
ecutive ability.
The following, judges of the CucJ
Court; Frederick A. Smith, Jesse i,
Baldwin, John Gibbons, Merritt I.
Pinekney, Adelor J. Petit, B. 8. T&
hill, Kiekham Scanlan, Thorns g,
Windes, Charles M. Walker, Edward 0.
Brown, Frank Baker, Lockwood Eoj.
ore, George Kersten and Joha P.
McGoorty; all join in highly cosaead
ing Mr. Bidwill, for the efficient mi
ner, in which he has conducted the if
fairs of his office and for volutin!?
turning over to the county all the in
terests received by him on trust tods
deposited by him.
Aside from this high endorsement bj
the judges of the Circuit Court; he lu
"been endorsed by over one tboosaad
lawyers, the Chicago Bar Association,
the Bureau of Efficiency, and lie stands
on his record.
Less than two years ago, 2Si. Bid
will became united in marriage to Miss
Mae Conner, one of the highly ac
complished and beautiful daughters, of
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Connery, 5223
Sheridan Boad, and Mr. and Mrs. Bid
will, are so far the proud and happj
parents of one bright little daughter
and they reside in an attractive home,
at 5120 Sheridan Boad.
Mr. Bidwill, is a prominent member
of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic
Order of Foresters, Charter Ifeber
Chicago Court and on Tuesday Novem
ber 5th, many voters regardless of
their past political affiliations, will as
sist to re-elect him derk of the Cr
cuit Court of Cook County. Adv't
THE HONORABLE ANDREW BUS- as to the fairness of this primary, and
SEL'S LETTEB TO THE BEPUB- anyone desiring to be a candidate for
i LICANS OF ILLINOIS. any office had at that time the oppor-
The honorable Andrew Bussel, Be- tunity to present his name. It tbts
publican candidate for State Treasurer seems to me, from a strict sense of
of Illinois, has addressed the follow- justice, that the candidates who were
ing letter to the Bepublican voters of successful at said primary should be
this state: . the ones who are voted for at the elec-
Dear Sir: tion on November 5th.
After a vigorous campaign, I was Believing that you will take this
selected on April 9 th at the state-wide view of the case, and trusting that you
direct primary, as the standard bearer will support me at the coming election,
of the United Bepublican party, for I am,
State Treasurer. Very truly yours,
There is and has been no eomplaint ANDBEW BUSSEL
Mrs. Anna.French Boberts, wife of
Mr. W. B. Boberts, died Mon. Oct. 28th
at 8:10 o'clock, A. M. at Grace Hospital.
Mrs. Boberts was ,mueh loved and
leaves a host of friends and relatives.
She was a niece of Mr. Peter French,
a cousin of Misses Laura and Nettie
French; who have lived in Chicago for
37 years.
lss&ea. It Is eoatesptibb beyesd ex-J the TJaJted frii-te.
Miss Carrie Barnea, a cousin, of Mrs.
Boberts and a trained nurse, from Chi-'
eago Provident Hospital also died in
X. C Missouri a few days ago.
Mrs. Boberts was buried from Provi
dence Baptist Church Wednesday Oct.
30th at 11 A. M. "
Former poliee '5nmeetor,. Nicholas
Hunt, wha is enclose friend 'of Boger
a SuHivan, and'the HbaJ John P.
Hopkbs, Unwilling lo lay: dow a
little seisethiaf 'on the 'ejection el
WpeWir JBTBaeH, to the Presidency of
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