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Broad Ax, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1900, Chicago, Illinois TO THE VOL. V. 31, 19OO. NO. 23. THE POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE the Shortly after the of James Buchanan as President of the United the United preme court handed down its famous decision In the Dred Scott case and the comment upon It waa In no uncertain language It conveyed the idea and impression to the American People that the Negro was nothing more than a piece of therefore he was not a human being and did not or could not consider self worthy or deserving of the same treatment accorded to Chief Justice R. B. Taney has been severely condemned and criticised for handing down that more than ed opinion but his critics must bear it In mind that he simply followed In path of judges who were far abler than Furthermore It must ba remember that Judge Taney was born and raised in the Federal school of politics and like James Buchanan did not the Democratic party un- til late in not until he had be- come thoroughly saturated with ideas for he was a firm be- liever in the federal doctrine that Con- gress or the United States government is absolutely supreme in all things end that the various states are only as it and the people re- siding in them possess no rights which congress or the general government are under the slightest obligations to respect Holding such views It required no stretch of the Imagination on the part of Judge Taney to arrive at hds tions and conclusions In the Dred Scott Two of his Justice Curtis of and McLean of the latter being an crat refused to concur with him and they rendered opinions entirely site to those entertained by the Justice and the great majority of the There is another very important point which we must not overlook that during the time that Queen Anne swayed over the destinies of England and the English people her solicitor general and attorney Messrs. Talbot and York were instrumental in causing Lord Chief Justice of land to declare that no blave had any rights which his English master could not with impunity ple upon and In the eyes of the law negroes or slaves were nothing more than or and as the master as much as his ox or he had on civil he could aquira no nor dispose of any out the consent of his his children of the Issue of bis marriage with a would immediately birth become the property of his master or owner of the For many years the laws of the great state of New York were such that if a white person committed a slight offense such person was fined but if the same offense was committed by a negro he was fined ten the laws of that state also compelled ored people to pay poll and other ta and all the money collected from that source was used for educating the children of the whites but no colored children were permitted to receive any of its benefits nor to put their heads inside the school houses of that Other eastern and middle states en- acted legislation In relation to the In some of those states it was a penitentiary crime for negroes to reside in them longer than three months and if they were to pay their poll tares they were soned at hard and given stripes upon their bare The foregoing ought to convince most sceptical that the majority of the ple residing in the northern ant eastern states with all of their boasted superiority over the southern were not In of the moral and in- development of the negro and they were not horrified nor but were rather in harmony with the decisions respecting the social status the which were dered by the very highest courts in tha christianized and b-s THE NEGRO NATIONAL TIC July 4th, 5th and 6th The Negro National Democratic League will con vene at Kansas far the pur pose of formulating plans to further the cause of Democracy among the colored voters of the United States the coming presidential campaign and for the further purpose of electing new of- and for the transaction of other Edward E. Lee of New York is the president of the and E. Taylor of The Broad Ax has been informed by the latter gentleman that P e- ALDERMAN J. As the aldermanic contest prog esses in the 30th ward Alderman Charles J. Boyd Is undoubtedly growing in strength the voters and hU in- numerable friends and tain no doubt or fear of h's tion and they believe that he will best ais Alderman Boyd has without the least worked and did everything an Alderman could for the advance ment and improvement of the 30th but for the entire city of and since his election to the he can point with able at hie past record and the work he haa accomplished for the terment of the ward and all the Within the past two Mr. has succeeded In securing the erection of more and for educational purposes for the Town of Lake than all the other Aldermen who preceded him put It has been through his that the following schools additions have been built or ordered built Beale Englewood High school school George Dewey one al 53rd and another at 53rd and Sawyer has been expended for building purposes in the 30th ward within the last two years and it exceeds for the whole Town of Lik in the nine years previous to The Special Water Fewer tee on which Mayor Harrison ed Boyd to serve has con- cluded a contract with the Canal whereby the latter Is to furnish power to the city at per horse power per The rate at present is per horsa power per year and this new contract will mean an en- saving to the erman Boyd has worked early anl late in the interest of electric the new system now in force on Ashland HaUtel worth avenue and other leading of the The Judiciary Commute has no ter nor harder worker than Alderman and he Is also an active ber of other He has tesn endorsed by the Municipal Voters and it His ord is commendable and he should be He has eone on record ALDERMAN F. It is conceded by thoss who pretend to know anything about the tion of the present City that no member of that body has a better cleaner or straighter than derman F. who has represented and seivad the people of the 2nd ward for two and they have learned to trust and honor him for the and fal known that he is not the candidate of ome which would ally expect to have a mortgage on his vote and to own control him in case he succeeded In pulling Mr. Hart believes that those who have spread stich reports have only done lor the purpose of in- luring his But he is of the opinion that the people know him too well to believe these Mauy residing in the west end of the ward and in othe sections of it are still engaged in work ing and doing everything in their pow 'er to further the candidacy of A. Alderman F. Gunther of the 2nd ward who will be April 3d. services which he has rendered all classes in the AUerman Gunther has been ed for re-election by tbe Municipal Voters League and kindred For they recognize in him a faithful servant of the One who can be depended upon to perform his duties fearlessly open land above One who has never up with those who are in Javor of robbing and plundering the tax payers and the city of The Alderman is very popular with the residing in hi 3 ward He haa held many meetings among them and he is known by them as their On many occasions he It seems to be a forgone that Al F. Gorman will come out ahead of his competitor en election Alderman Thomas is laboring very hard for the re-election of man J. Boyd and the Town of ticket Alderman Henry L. is on top In the 7th ward and If he he will continue to occupy his seat in the Council Harris F. candidate for Alderman in the 32d ward is forging ahead in his fight The Brood Ax be- that he will win the The enemies of Alderman Charles Martin are after his But he is a sure for they cannot muster sufficient strength to lay him D. Van Ness can 3d has made a canvass of the ward and being fore ible speaker it will not be to see him Hannibal C. Carter anl L A. Newby addressed a large meeting of colored of the 13th ward in the for Supervisor and the present John B. are sure The past Mr. Ryan has addressed several meetings of Colored voters who tnow him to be all right and they want to see him and the other dates on the South Town ticket The ladies of the Phyllis Wheatly Club are preparing to give an bazaar about May 1st, which promises to be the leading event among women this AH ladles who have the wellfare of the club at heart and those who wish to aid a most worthy cause can do no more generous act than by donating an apron for tha Irvine B. candidate for for the Town of is ous to Inform the readers of The Broad that he knows no man on account of his He has teen quite by of his own for or giving work to workmen in preference to white we urge the Afro-American voters of the 31st, 30th and 29th wards to eland by Irvine E. Sproul for he is a friend of has performed acts for them which haa gladdened their and ou next Tuesday they will assist in re elective Alderman STILL IN THE The report has been extensively throughout the 30th that Fredrick A Independent date for had run In his hole and pulled the hole in after and given up the fight or contest has no ghost of a show of a few votes which consists of disgruntled and southern states were all from all of the same the same the same religion and they all received their law from the the common laws of land And inasmuch as the Lord Chief Justice of England had decided over one hundred years prior to March 6th, 1867 that negroes only com- pieces of merchandise and UtJ the history of negro Democracy we hope to see a large number of. Afro- American Democrats present from an sections of the At the Wednesday meeting af tha Phyllis Wheatly it was to discontinue the open which have been held once a month account of the small always make splendid wheel horses because they are always in favor of pulling backward and herinK to the old musty and mouldy traditions of the past and were the race Intellectually It is estimated that there are one thousand within a Club council and he stood up for the people aa against the and He has voted and track elevation and haa the full con- of Mayor Carter H. Harrison Had his Democratic and Republican colleagues who know him as a man of ability possessing most excellent of Like several other whom we have erman Boyd stands very high In the estimation of the Colored people bf 30th and since his election to the council he baa besn ever ready and willing to serve them and a large ber of them Intend to work and vote for J. Boyd on the 3d day of which are of the negro and negro and In doing EO they Cuss important fte after carefully viewing mowed in the same of of great that situation confidently that of the most eminent and and it interest erman Chm J. who Is the i for we there has not Deen I entire Town terest of Alderman Maypole who will be Nicholas R. Finn Is making an ex- good fight in the and he is backed by many cf its leading citizens who are certain that he will be successful and represent them in the Hon. M. J. Butler has been confined to tbe house with very sore eyes But they are now Im- proving and he expects to be able to be around again among his many friends J. Byrne Democratic candidate for Alderman in the 9th has the very best element in that ward behind him including such men as attorney D. J. M. J. Roach and John J. and Mr. Byrne is sure of W. H. Clark of the Corporation Councils who stands at tho top notch of negro has been doing telling and effective work to the 2nd ward for the re-election of man F. Gunther and the entire South town Sunday at 2 p. m. a meeting of Col- ored citizens will be held at Hannibal 51st and Armour avenue in the interest of Alderman J. It is expected that the town candidates the Alderman and others will be ent to address the John Democratic candidate for Alderman of the 4th la ing a good and he has addie sei Mad a skrew to a nold and then thinks he dun it awL It iz safer too win the love ov a dog than the ov a A grate manny bekum silent and no wun will with Every stranger Iz lookt at with until he kin prove hiz credit at the A hull lot ov will wink a 11 at hoo haven't the courage to speka it out The ritch may corner awl the but the poor kin not be robd OV thare hoo di yung escape the agony ov finding out later on how the old fokes lide to Old age ic werry often the reward for them az live awl thare life on the ity ov thare Men doo a hull lot ov thinking on that ware thot too and Every little kommunity haz got Itt little that Iz laft by tha pul ov the nearest Sum men jine a church and a party thay do any on thare own After we are ded the new Thare iz no end to the cumin and goin ov the endless chain called Man hiz and he bize purty This iz the hull ov life's with awl the varnish left If you tetch a manze with I anything but the downy brush or heel want too tetch you with a or a The coldness ov the haz frozen up manny a hart so tight that a beggar can't drive a flax seed it with a poll are ashamed ov thara the 30Ul Home judges of know that judges and lawyers ly are loth to depart from bed precedents and they are continually hunting up and shown to j promoters to good ing a three or four meetings of he elands a I judging from what tha people in the dia cnance of being elected to the city east south and north ends of the Tne Democratic candidates on the West Town ticket are bound to the I Isr nominee and the entire tet on to victory next ward For they claim that seema 1 to be all un and to cases which E Kent's The Colored Democratic Leasne met ISto jJS their for uniform were waa I B I X His leaders are thoroughly con- that the vote rolled up for him on election will surprise tie est politicians of the Town of For it Is admitted by these who are bitterly opposed to Mr. is one of the best campaigners In and is personally and Intimately in order to transfer the slave which te a mew tat might i K. m Harrer i. Thompson and President A. friend tne tor Wd The Bromd John J. John J. V. E. who has mada a first class collector and Edward B. who has in the past con- ducted his acceptably and factory to all the people of the West will lead the ticket can call more people by than any otter dividual residing In tha 30th this adds to hia causes all classes and to speak ot aim to est terma and to it baa been stated Mr. Hart that courteous ern Vincent H. Perkins and Fred all have the confidence of voters of North have been tried In theft various cial capacities and have not heen found As a result of their honesty office they will land April 3d. big but thay hev the big head and never notice it Yoo never heard a say he wuz PROGRESS AND Syracuse university gets for endowing a chair of The increasing generosity of toward individual churches is in- by the gift of Mrs. O. A. Pillsbury to a church in The Chicago Bible society in the past sixty years has distributed copies of the published In ous Last year Bi- bles were sold and given The retail grocery and clerks in a large section of Chicago have brought about Sunday closing through their The ment is extending to and other similar Time to Erom London to Bombay in eleven days Is the remarkable program laid out by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship The Journey will he mate by the route and In- rolves faster time than Is usual on tea The Item Is troni Suez at the niu of i
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