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Tr '$- v. i,- THE BROAD Read TteEroacI Ax and be hippy AX SCENTS per copy i VOL.XXVH. SATURDAY, MAYJ6, 1922: No. 33 I WBii" .-'"" T r i t-3: Col. William Bottoms, Part Ovfner of the Dreamland Cafe, Located on State Street, South of Thirty-fifth, Has Insti tuted Suit In The Superior jCoiirt of Cook County For Ten Thousand Dollars Against Col. Jack Johnson, the World, It will be recalled that when CoL UcV. Johnson, the former celebrated heavysbt champion prizefighter of the world, emerged from the Federal prison at Leavenworth, Kans., last summer that CoL Johnson made a bee line for Chicago, his former home, and old State Street, which he had been longing to see ever since he made his famous -flight, or "getaway," trom it in 1913. On the day of his arrival in his old home town, largely attended recep tions were held in his honor at the Dreamland Cafe, 3520 South State Street, which were attended by all the leading white and colored sports in this big town, both men. and women, and Col. Bottoms raked in the money right and left for all kinds of drinks from those who were greatly de lighted to greet Col. Johnson. For a short time Col. Johnson gave boxing or sparring exhibitions in the basement of the Dreamland; in short, lie maa'errrhish'3d?na"rters, andsomer of his friends labored under the im pression that he had laid down ten or fifteen thousand dollars on the table and had become part owner in the Dreamland, but it seems that nch was not the case. Col Johnson did not remain in this cit more than two weeks after he had struck it from the penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kans., in 1921, and from here he moved on to New York City where he made his eastern head quarters. For everything seems to indicate that eld State Street had lost all of its former charms for him and he had co further longing to race up and BISHOP BRATTON WDLL SPEAK AT HAMPTON INSTITUTE ANNIVERSARY Hampton, Va. The Rt. Rev. Theo dore DuBose Bratton, Bishop of Mis sissippi since 1903, delivpred the prin cipal address at the anniversary ex ercises, which were held in Ogden Hall, Hampton Institute, yesterday afternoon. The Institute was founded in 1868 by Gen. Samuel Chapman Armstrong. The Hon. William Howard Taft, Chief Justice of the United States.and president of the Hampton Institute Board of Trustees, will present the candidates for, diplomas. A special party, under the leader ship of Alexander B. Trowbridge of New York, who is a Hampton trus tee, will arrive at Old Point Comfort on Wednesday evening. On Thursday afternoon the new athletic field, which is the gift of the Hampton Institute graduates and for mer students, was presented to the Hampton Institute Board of Trus tees and accepted by Mr. Taft. This presentation was followed "by a May Day program and by an evening con cert in Ogden HalL At the Friday afternoon exercises, commencing at 2:30, there were ad dresses and demonstrations by mem bers of the class of 1922. The Hampton, student speakers and demonstrators included R. Wilson Howe of Wdmington,, N. O, "The Message of Negro Music"; Clara E. Majors, Lynchburg", Va The Preser vation of Milk"; Walter L. Webb, Seneca, S. C; Joshua W. Williams, Lightfoot, Va.; James A. Harris, Hope, Ark, The Farm-demonstration Agent at Work"; Florence L Wilson, Hampton, Va, ''Making, a Shirtwais.t"and ,Mabie jlCfStepben, Remington, Vsl, "Art Applied ,to Homemaking;" down it at break neck speed in his fast racing machine, running over anyone who would happen to get in his way, and then coldly inform them that they had no business to- get in the way of CoL Jack Johnson's fast racing machine. So Coll. Johnson did not show up in Chicago from the time that he walked out of the pen at Leavenworth last July until last week when he appeared at the Avenue Theater with his All Star Vaudeville Company. Then CoL Bottoms got real busy and he started 4 suit against Col. Johnson in the Su peroir Court of Cook County for ten thousand dollars. CoL Bottoms sets up in his bill that he loaned CoL Johnson the one thousand dollars to pay his fine and from time to time he had advanced him other sums of money. All of the foregoing plainly indi cates that Col. Johnson was dead broke when he landed out of the Lea venworth Penitentiary -in 1921, and that he has not been making any big money since that time or that he is up to his old tricks of double crossing his best or truest friends. Evidently he must be real short of money, for the Chicago defender, which for a long time loudly sounded his praises to beat the, band, has not run his big three-column newspaper cut on its front page but once since he was released from the Federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas. Even last week the great Chicago defender did not devote one bit of free space to inform its many millions of readers that Col. Jack Johnson was showing up in Chicago. HUGHES REFUSES HAITI'S PLEA TO RECALL HARDIES Washington, D. C Secretary of State Hughes has informed a dele gation who called upon him at the State Department to demand the im mediate withdrawal of American troops from Haiti that their presenta tion of their case was "most inade quate and one sided." The situation, Mr. Hughes declared, called for "a careful study and a very . . . . , ? ........ wise examination ana acasion a- iu policy," and that the delegation would be mistaken if it assumed that a study had not been made by the adminis tration. Has Good Informants "I am not only advised intimately and directly with regard to condi tions in Haiti,' said the Secretary of State, "but I also have, had the bene fit of the reports and informal com munications from the committee of senators who have recently visited Haiti and who, regardless of party affiliation, have concurred in the statement's which they have made re garding conditions there. This government is considering all that is essential for the tranquillity and well being of the people of Haiti, and, of course, we are most desirous that the military occupation shall end just as soon as it can properly end." Senator Owen for Haitians Senator Robert L. Owen- (Okla.), representing the National Popular Govern ent League, in presenting the demands declared that in occupying Haiti by force the United States is violating the Monroe Doctrine and is playing the part of. oppressor to a weak people. The occupation of Haiti, he declared, is: a, violation of the prin ciples .of-ithe Washington .conference, of the. four power .pact, and ofour own national 'constitution. Heavywi ALDERMAN R. INTRODUCES AMENDMENT R. JACKSON AND TO PASSES MOVING PICTURE ORDINANCE Section 1627. Immoral pictures permit not to be granted. If a picture or series of pictures for the showing or exhibition of which an application MASS. CITIZENS TO PETITION LODGE FOR ACTION ON DYER BILL On Grant Centenary Night Ask Re publican Leader of Senate to Make a Party Measure of Bill Promised in Republican Platform. Boston, Mass. From the rostrum of historic Charles Street A. M. E. Church, on the Centenary Night of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant, Union commander and president-friend of the colored race, and executor of the Constitution, the Greater Boston Branch of the National Equal Rights League launched a movement to pro mote a signed petition to U. S. Sen ator H. C Lodge of Massachusetts, in his capacity as Republican leader of the Senate, to have the Republican party espouse the Dyer Anti-Lynch-ing Bill, and thus secure action and get the bill out of committee. Congressman Dyer, in a recent speech to the Boston N. A. A. C P, had declared the colored people could do more for passage of the bill than those of anyother state, because the Senate leader is from Massachusetts and comes up for re-election this year. He repeated this to the national sec retary of the league, and Mr. Trotter framed the petition which is being circulated for signatures all over the state. The league's resolve for the Dyer Bui in the Massachusetts Legislature brought a strong editorial for the bin in the Boston American and all the ii Hearst newspapers, ims resoive is up for final action on Wednesday and will also spur Lodge to action. HON. ROBERT R. JACKSON Member of the City Council from the Second Ward, Who from Hence'forth Wants the Words "Dago," "Mick" or "Mike," and "Nigger" Cut Out of All Moving Pictures to Be Ex hibited in Chicago. for the permit is made, is immoral or obscene, or holds up to scorn or ridi cule any nation or the people thereof, or portrays any riotous, disorderly or other unlawful scene, or has a ten dency to disturb the public peace, or contain terms, titles, phrases such as "kike," "dago," "Nigger," "wench," "turk," "coon," "shine," "mick," "dar MRS. HUCK WINS, OFFICIAL COUNT OF VOTES SHOWS Compilation of the official Cook County figures and the unofficial down-state figures of the votes cast at the recent primary indicate that Mrs. Winifred Mason Huck has won the Republican nomination for the congresseman at large vacancy caused by the death of her father, William E. Mason, by a scant 2,000 votes. Her closest competitor is Stephen A. Day of Evanston, and not John J. Brown of Vandalia. Brown Was Thought Favorite The figures disclose an interesting situation, as Day has never been con ceded a chance, the race, according to dopesters, being between Mrs. Huck, with a heavy Cook County vole, and Brown, with a heavy down-state vote. While it was thought that the down state vote of Brown might defeat Mrs. Huck, it was really her down-state vote which puts her in the lead over Day. Several Counties Not Yet In Official figures of the Cook County vote, compiled in the offices of the county clerk and the board of election commissioners, give Mrs. Huck 66,357; Day, 78,125, and Brown, 33,73d. Down state figures, with several counties still to be heard from, but whose fig ures will not change the result, show Mrs. Huck with 85.429 Day, 71,615, and Brown, 10253. The figures show that Mrs. Hack's lead of 13314 down- state offsets Day's advantage of 11,768 in Cook County, giving her the nomi nation by a scant 2,046. key," etc., which reflect opprobrium or ridicule on a race, nation, religious sect, denomination or constituted au thority of the law, it shall be the duty of the General Superintendent of Po lice to refuse such permit, otherwise it shall be his duty to grant such permit. R. R. JACKSON, Alderman, Second Ward. SOUTH STATE STREET BUSI NESS MEN LINEUP BEHIND DRIVE The Urban League Campaign for $10,000 in ten days was launched with great enthusiasm at a dinner meeting of campaign workers at the South Side Community House, 3201 South Wabash Avenue, Wednesday night. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent so ciety and club woman, and Mrs. Charles W. Folds, president of the United m Charities. These speakers, along with Professor Lee, who is di recting the campaign, put plenty of "pep" into the workers, and made them so enthusiastic that the success of the campaign is assured even be fore the big solicitation begins. The general plan of the campaign is to have several teams under cap tains. These teams will take definite neighborhoods or occupations or types of business and each wul concentrate on his particular goal. The people of Chicago will respond liberally to these efforts because they know that the work of the Urban League has served a real need in Chi cago. It has converted the most skep tical to believe in its efficiency and in the services which it renders. The Urban League serves Chicago every day, and in many ways. In the ten days, May 4 to 13, the people of Chicago, by their dollars and.their services, win assure 'the Ur ban League another year of necessary social service. NEGRO RIDERS OF JOCKEYS OF COLOR IN ACTION THIRTY YEARS AGO. ISAAC MURPHY'S KEEN ABILITY SIMMS, HAMILTON, BARNES, OVERTON, CLAYTON AND OTHER STARS. THE STORY APPEARING IN THE "CHICAGO DEFENDER" RECENT LY IN RELATION TO WILLIAM SIMMS, THE OLD TIME RACE HORSE JOCKEY, HITTING THE DOPE PIPE AND BEING ARRESTED IN THIS CITY AND SENT TO THE BRIDEWELL WAS FALSE FROM BE GINNING TO END. Almost as great a mystery as the total disappearance of the passenger pigeon is the almost total disappear ance of the colored jockey from American racing. It is almost as dif ficult to account for one as the other. It is true that a few are still riding but their number can be counted on the fingers of a hand. So short a time as thirty years back the case was entirely different Nu merically the colored riders, especially in the West, held their own well with their white rivals. In respect to skill in the saddle the best of them had nothing to ask from the white riders. Also they worked in harmony to gether. If there was racial feeling it was repressed and had little, if any, public manifestation. First and foremost among the col ored riders of that time was Isaac Murphy. In no country or at any time was there ever his superior in the arts of exquisite horsemanship. As a judge of pace he was a marvel. It was related of him that on an occa sion Mr. Haggin asked him to work Ban Fox three-quarters in close to 1:14. So literally did he follow his instructions that he worked the fa mous colt in exactly 1:14, several ex pert timers agreeing on the time maac. He had an almost uncanny knowledge of what his own horse was doing under him in a race and of what the other horses were doing under their riders. He was a nowerful fin isher when it was required and took especial delight in drawing a finish so fine as to win by inches when he could I have won on. Isaac Murphy's Riding Prowess Isaac's name is deeply indented in the history of the most valuable races of his time. He won four of the first five American Derbys on Modesty, Silver Cloud, Volante and Emperor of Norfolk. He won the Kentucky Derby on Buchanan, Rffey "and King man. He won the first Latonia Derby on Leonatus; the third, fourth and fifth Latonia Derbys on Bersau, Sil ver Cloud and Libretto and the ninth on Kingman. At one time and an other he won most of' the important eastern stake races. Isaac was of polite and pleasing manners and im mensely popular with the patrons of the turf East and West. His like we have never had since. Riding at the same time was John Stoval, a happy-go-lncky customer, but a rider of great skill and, espe cially, wonderfully effective in whirl wind finishes through the stretch. He wis- an- artist in reserving a mount for an unexpected last rash. Tike" Barnes was younger than Murphy and StoraL but became well known as a remarkably skillful rider RENOWN. GREAT before they had retired from the sad dle. It was Barnes who guided Proc tor Knott to victory over Salvator and Galen in the first Futurity. The major part of his riding was done over western tracks, but besides that Fu turity he won the BrooWyn Derby and Belmont Stakes with Burlington, the Brooklyn Handicap with Tenny, as well as many of the less famous eastern stake races. So he was well known to eastern racing folks and had his followers there. Alonzo (Lonnie) Clayton was one of the great jockeys. As handsome as a Raphael cherub and a little gentle man in deportment, this rider was in favor East and West, and properly so. In all the elements of high-class jockeyship he may be ranked next to " Isaac Murphy without in the least dis paraging the claims of other noted colored riders to that fame. Clayton seemed to be gifted with that Instinc tive "feel" of his horses which told whether a waiting policy or an instant sprint for the lead was most condu cive to success. "Lonnie" Clayton was not one of the elect who could boast of having won an American Derby, but won the Kentucky Derby with Azra and the Latonia Derby with Newton and Ornament, the St. Louis Derby with Ornament and the Suburban Handicap with Tillo. Simms, Hamilton and Others W. Simms was another capital col ored rider. He succeeded James Mc Laughlin when that grand jockey be came too heavy to ride for Dwyer Bros., and stood in the front rank of American jockeys for some years Riding for such a powerful stable it was but natural that he should achieve many triumphs in the great stake races of his day. In the main his riding was confined to the eastern tracks, but he traveled West with the great little horse, Ben Brush,.and with him won the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys, but struck a snag in the St. Louis Derby and had to finish second toByron McClelland's fine colt, Prince Lief, in the fastest time ever recorded in that then important race. Later on Simms won his second Kentucky Derby on Plaudit. He won the Su burban Handicap on Ben Brush and headed the jockey list in 1893 and 1894.,, Anthony (Tony) Hamilton was of a low "order of intelligence, but that did not prevent him from being a wonder in the saddle. He won the. Brooklyn Handicap with Exile and Hornpipe and the Suburban Handicap with Lazzarone, the Futurity with-Po- tomac and many - other -important rices, and was'1, just feared" byi his rivals. ':'' " , ' I Wt (Continued on page 2) wjhtifllrfflte &fj&ajR&a&r - urfiJE-.