HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY
GHIGAGO, FEBRUARY 3, 1917
Louis B. Anderson, Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago,
Selected by the Second Ward Republican Organization
to Succeed Alderman Oscar DePriest in the City Council
from That Ward. William Randolph Cowan Has Also
Entered the Aldermanic Contest
THE TIGHT BETWEEN MESSES. COWAN AND ANDERSON PROMISES
TO BE RED-HOT IN EVERY DETAIL AND AT THIS TIME IT IS
EXCEEDINGLY HARD TO TELL WHICH ONE WILL WIN OUT AT
THE PRIMARIES, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27.
TWO BIG MEETINGS HAVE ALREADY BEEN HELD IN THE INTEREST
OF MR. COWAN. REV. J. F. THOMAS, THE VENERABLE PASTOR
OF EBERNEZER BAPTIST CHURCH; ATTORNEY EDWARD H.
MORRIS, DAN M. JACKSON, DR. GEORGE C. HALL, DR. LEONARD
W. LEWIS, GEORGE H. JACKSON, ATTORNEY A. L. WILLIAMS,
GEORGE W. HOLT AND MANY OTHER PROMINENT CITIZENS ARE
WHEEUNG IN LINE FOR MR. COWAN.
THE LEADERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN THE SECOND WARD
ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE NO CHANCE WHATEVER TO ELECT A
WHITE DEMOCRATIC ALDERMAN AND IF THEY POSSESS THE
LEAST BIT OF HORSE SENSE THEY WOULD ENDORSE OR SELECT
S. A T. WATKINS TO MAKE THE RACE FOR THE CITY COUNCIL
FOR HE COULD DRAW MANY MORE VOTERS UNTO HM AND
COULD MAKE A FAR BETTER SHOWING IN THAT DIRECTION THAN
ANY OTHER DEMOCRATIC ALDERMANIC CANDIDATE IN THE SEC
EX-ASSISTANT STATES ATTORNEY F. L. BASNETT FEELS THAT AS
HE WILL BE AMONG THE LAST TO ENTER THE RACE FOR ALDER
MANIC HONORS IN THE SECOND WARD HE WILL OUTRUN EX
ATTORNEY WILLIAM G. ANDERSON AND ALL OF THE OTHER
CANDDDATES AND WIN THE NOMINATION.
HENRY (TEENAN) JONES, THE HEAD CHIEF OF THE ELITE NO 2,
3445 SOUTH STATE STREET, IS SLIGHTLY DISFIGURED BUT STILL
IN THE RING AND HE ADVISES ALL THE BOYS ON THE STROLL
TO REFRAIN FROM BEING SEARCHED AND NOT TO TAKE ANY
The Honorable State's Attorney of
Cook county has raised so much, ned
among the Colored Republican politi
cians on the south side until many of
them are unable to tell whether they
are afoot or riding ten or twelve fast
political horses in opposite directions
at the same time and because of that
fact the many warm political friends
and :ulisers of Alderman Oscar De
Priest i'elt that at this time it would
he for the best for him and all parties
concerned if he would draw back out
of the lune light for the present and
not attempt to make the race for re
election to the City Council, from the
Secon.l Ward and after carefully con
Milermg the matter he decided that
that was the very best thing to do un
der .ul the circumstances, and on last
satiinl..v eveuiug the Second Ward
Kcpubliran orgauizatiou met at its
heaihm rters, located on 35th street
near abash avenue, and after it had
"otten ilown to business and the old
machine had been well oiled or greased
U1S Loais B. Anderson, assistant cor
poration counsel of Chicago, who also
ably scred as assistant county attor
ney tor a long timo and Hon. A. H.
Rolieri- uerc placed in nomination and
m the filial round up Mr. Anderson was
the die ,-e of the Second Ward Repub
lican o anizatiou to succeed Alderman
from tl,,t ward.
ft v .us that Alderman Do Priest
as hi i nor of permitting his mantle
to fall . n the broad shoulders of Col.
Jacu ii .lohnson but for some cause
or oth. r ins nnnic was not mentioned
ln H'at oimectiou even after ho had
u d up on the phono on Friday
lii e - x on Saturday morning by
W!ne ot the high priests of tho Ropub-
lcan r.vuling in that ward both White
lBd (oli.rcd as they wanted to know
0t sure if Col. Johnson would stand
0r the nomination and make tho race.
U times it is claimed by the wise
5fs that he was ready and willing to
0 o lmt tho aldermanic lightning
to strike him.
J' is also said that tho Honorable
l& H. Madden was in favor of
atmg Hon. A. H. Roberts, but
the good Lord with the aid of the Bev.
Hon. Archibald James Carey, Ph. D. D.
D. willed it otherwise and Mr. Ander
son hot-footed it and ran clear away
from his opponent and he and his many
friends feel that he will be forced to
come out in the open and do some hard
fighting, but in the end, without much
trouble, he will land in the City Coun
cil. William Randolph Cowan, who is
very popular and has a strong follow
ing among all classes of his fellow citi
zens in the Second Ward has also be
come an active candidate for aider
manic honors and it is freely admitted
on all sides that the real fight will be
between him and Mr. Anderson, and
it promises to be red-hot from start
to finish and at this writing it is very
hard to tell just how the old political
cat will jump between them on Tues
da3r February 27.
In 1914 Mr. Cowan as one of tho
Republican candidates for alderman
from that ward and he come within
one ace in defeating Alderman Hugh
Norris from breaking back into the
Tho many steadfast friends of Mr.
Cowan have already held two big meet
ings in his interest at 3249 South State
street and they make no bones in de
claring that he is a very live candidate
Building, 312 South Clark street and
in managing the more than one million
dollar estate he collects in as rents
many thousand dollars each month
proving far beyond a doubt that he is
a first class business man and tEat he
would make a dandy alderman.
It is maintained by the leaders of
the Democratic party in the Second
Ward that there is no hope of electing
a White Democrat to the City Council
from that ward and as long as that
is true it would seem that the Demo
crats who claim to be all wise and all
powerful would learn a little horse
sense and just for once get behind S.
A. T. Watkins and let him try his luck
in running for the City Council for he
would receive many votes that could
not be polled by any other Democrat
residing in the Second Ward.
Former assistant state's attorney, F.
qT Barnett,. will be among "the last to
enlferthe aldermanic race in the Sec
ond Ward and he and his friends feel
that he will have no trouble in running
away from ex-attorney William G.
Anderson, Harry M. Baskin and all the
other aldermanic candidates in that
For the past three weeks Henry
(Teenan) Jones, the grand high chief
of the Elite Cafe, 3445 South State
street has been hitting the high places
pretty strong, and as a result he is
slightly disfigured, at the same time he
is still in the ring and doing business
at the same old stand and his advice
to the boys is not to be "searched and
refrain from taking any easy money."
DEATH OF WILLIAM T. SCOTT AT
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, WHO
RAN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES IN 1904. HE
WAS THE FD3ST AND ONLY COL
ORED MAN IN THIS COUNTRY
TO SEEK THAT HIGH OFFICE.
WILLIAM RANDOLPH COWAN.
He was Nominated in a Convention
Held in St. Louis, Missouri, which
was Attended by Four Hundred and
OM'ar It,. Priest in the Citv Council and that he will come out far ahead of
all his rivals primary day.
Rev. J. F. Thomas, the able and
venerable pastor of Ebcnezer Baptist
Church; Attorney Edward n. Morris,
Dan M. Jackson, Dr. Leonard W. Lewis,
George H. Jackson, Lawyer A. L. Wil
liams, Dr. George C. Hall, T. Webster
Brown, George W. Holt, Joseph A.
Brent, Dr. Bert Garnctt, L. Watkins,
George H. Walker, A. F. Sims, Henry
S. Goins, Chas. S. Jackson, Dr. M. R.
Bibb, Dr. J. H. Plummer, Dr. James
Lawson, Robert H. Hardin and R. J.
Ellenton are among the many prominent
or the leading citizens who are loyally
supporting Mr. Cowan and many ladies
in all parts of the Second Ward are
also wheeling in line for him. For
many years Mr. Cowan has been tho
Chicago manager of the. estate of E.
H. Shirk with offices in tho Imperial
Last Tuesday evening William T.
Scott, editor and publisher of The
Leader, Springfield, HI., closed his eyes
in death at his home in that city. He
was the oldest of all the Colored news
paper men throughout the State of Hli
nois. He was well known locally and na
tionally among both democratic and re
publican politicians. His remains were
transported to Cairo, 111., for interment,
where he had formerly resided for
many years and where his wife died
and was buried.
It was in the early SO's that Mr.
Scott first engaged in the newspaper
business, publishing the Gazette at
Cairo, which ho later on transformed
into a daily paper, being the first of
its kind in the United States. He sup
ported Grover Cleveland through its
columns for president of the United
States in 18S4.
For many years Mr. Scott was a
prominent member of the National Col
ored Democratic League. In 1904 a
vast army of Colored men were elected
as delegates to tho American Libert
Convention, which was held in St.
Louis, Mo., and four hundred and seventy-five
delegates which attended that
convention nominated Mr. Scott to
make tho race for president of the
United States on tho American Liberty
ticket, and Alexander Payne, of West
Virginia for vice-president, and at the
election in November, 1904, Mr. Scott
Ex-President of the Appomattox Club, first class business man, Republican
candidate for the nomination for Alderman of the Second Ward to be voted
for at the primaries, Tuesday, February 27.
and Mr. Payne received moro than six
hundred thousand votes, and from that
day tor this no other Colored man has
had the distinguished honor of running
for president of tho United States.
On our recent visit to Springfield we
called on Mr. Scott and found him feel
ing quite ill, but he was anxious to talk
and to dwell at length on his past po
litical experiences. Ho declared that
he knew every white man of any prom
inence throughout the country within
the last sixty years who was friendly
or unfriendly to the best interest of the
Colored peoplo and he regarded the late
President Grover Cleveland as the best
and the greatest friend that the Colored
people have ever had in this country.
Before bidding Mr. Scott a long and
last farewell, we promised him that we
would use our influence to get him into
the forthcoming moving picture, the
"Birth of a Race."
second chapter speaks of the creation
of "Eve from the thirteenth rib of
Adam's right side" after he had called
upon God about the unfaithfulness of
his first wife, Lillith, "a blonde with
hair like ropes of gold."
THERE IS NO JUSTICE."
Assessed $25.00 in Hair Pulling Contest.
EVE SHOWN NOT TO BE ADAM'S
FD3ST WIFE, SAYS MISS GLEN
NIE E. HAYS, OF NEW YORK.
As told in last week's Amsterdam
News, Miss Glcnnio E. Hays read a well
prepared paper on "The Woman Who
Was Adam's First Wife,", facts she
had discovered after careful researches.
The young woman based her contention
on tho fact that science holds that there
were peoplo on earth 125,000 years ago,
while the creation of Adam and Eve
dates back only ten thousand years or
less. Also upon the first and second
chapters of the book of Genesis. The
first chapter relates distinctly how God
created both malo and female, and the
"There ain't no justice in courts,"
affirmed Delia Nelson, Colored, of 2320
East Denny way, when fined $25 and
costs by Justice Brinker yesterday for
assault in the third degree. The com
plaining witness was Mayme Petway,
wife of Pitcher Petway, famous base
ball player of the Chicago Colored
Giants. According to the testimony of
tho complaining witness she shed large
quantities of hair in a physical en
counter with tho defendant. The
Searchlight, Seattle, Washington, Jan.
The above story reminds us of tho
story which Lawyer or Col. B. F. Mose
ley has been peddling around this big
town for forty years or more, or when
ever he is not trying some big law suit
and it runsthusly:
One day, some years ago, while he
was engaged in walking the streets of
Richmond, Va., ho beheld a Colored
lady sitting on the Court House steps
who was rather good looking and no
ono would feel like passing her up or
by and she was crying and taking on
to beat the band and friend Moseley
who is always very bashful when tho
around, walked up to her and he softly
exclaimed, "my good lady what's tho
trouble with you, you seem to be in
great pain, tell mo your troubles and
possibly I may be able to assist you,"
and the lady refrained from crying for
a few moments and after looking him
straight in the eye she finally said,
"Mister there is no Justice in this
town," and brother Moseley very
gently reminded her that it was wrong
for her to talk that way while she was
sitting within tho very shadow of tho
Court House and that Judge Brown
who presided in it was the embodiment
of justice. At the mention of his name
she threw up both hands and cried out,
atop Master, stop! Judge Brown is not
right for this very morning he divorced
my husband Mose Jackson from mo
and allowed that he was entitled to
have or control all threo of our chil
dren as he was their father at the same
timo God in heaven knows that
"Mose" is not tho father of nary one
of tho children.
It is high time to ring down the cur
A COURAGEOUS EDITOR.
Victor Robinson, editor of tho Med
ical Reviow of Reviews, regarded by
many physicians as the leading medical
journal published in tho United States,
boldly asserts in nn articlo on "The
Negro," that the sexual crimes of tho
black raco against tho white raco aro
nothing when compared to the sexual
crimes of tho white raco against tho
sweet or tho charming ladies aro black race,
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