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The Ohio Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 4, 1903, Cincinnati, OhioRoosevelt fusion a 4 f a. It # Rise. Vol. I. No. 40. Cincinnati o., saturday april 4, 1903. Entered at the Postoff tee Cincinnati o., As Seconi class matter. 2 cent per copy. $1.00 Leer Yeiter. Dastardly outrage ii intimidation citizens by Cox a so called coloured Republican office holders Griffin haves % son that Stalwart Republican the Hon. Geo. W. Hayes loses his position for simply talking to a White girl v request. Never in the history this City a i a scheme More venomous in its inception More despicable in its exe Lowed by the Entrance several police and a mob pugilist headed by Oliver f. Gray the newly created Lead a her the coloured so called Republic cution been attested than the cans pandemonium reigned . Morris was Reading a set resolutions when the gang entered. Fort fort a gang the is under the direction Cox coloured leaders to break up an assemblage possibly to murder a few hard working citizens who had the courage to meet for the purpose expressing their advocacy the citizens municipal ticket words Are inadequate to express the contemptible littleness the action the perpetrators because it failed Are heartily ashamed and lice people that class Are now busily engaged in la it a the blame upon each others shoulders a when thieves fair a it honest men get their from reliable persons we secured theft allow ing details this revolting affair two meetings were being held by Colore 1 people the Cox republicans ? at heir Sanctuary George Street the at Linn Hall. The citizens meeting was rudely interrupted by the sound Al few and drum Fol namely the police present upon being forcibly reminded their duty and suddenly recognizing . Mendenhall the White candidate for the 18th Ward awoke from their revery a drove the. Intruders out. The account published in the commercial Tribune tuesday morning was maliciously false from beginning to end. W. P Dabney was not even present Whf i the disturbance took place. Or. Quot Mas. Johnson the coloured reporter for that paper seems Likely to attain quite in unenviable reputation As an artist the staff negro alumni actors. Or Frank Johnson says that he and other leading republicans begged and implored . Gray their Leader Fiot to go but he refused to listen to them. Or. Gray states that . Johnson is a 1�?, that he wanted to go himself As Leader and because he would not permit . Johnson his chums to As sume the leadership they sulked and remained behind a the affair was a miserable failure. There is quite an amount bad feeling engendered. Quot the citizens meeting was a glorious Success. It is to be regretted that . Cox a coloured subordinates have Noc awakened to the fact that this is a free country and that the holding positions by them does not carry the right to Force their doctrine upon people who claim the privilege thinking and voting to suit themselves Only last sunday a prominent coloured official Tore up a copy the enter prise and drove the Little news vender away these outrages perpetrated under the name republicanism Are a disgrace to our City a reflection upon those who perpetuate such abuses by their endorsement at the polls As a Man is judged by the company he keeps so is a Community judged by its official a pro tentative so that old War cry Republican Republican has deceived thousands voters and boosted into office Many a scoundrel a a Good is rather to be chosen than great state Ohio Hamilton county. Miore me Erie Dixon a notary put a in and for said county personally ame Griffin Hayes who being duly sworn deposes and says that he was in company with Ira w. Curtis and two White girls at 212 Longworth Street . Curtis place business engaged Only in conversation when police officers came in placing them under arrest and at the same time a a Vite Man partially disrobed up stairs in the same building with a col i Orel woman was permitted by the police officers to leave without being placed under arrest. He says that judge William Lueders took him Down stairs to a private room in the base ment and after talking Over the Case with his father and Charles Weidner jr., county clerk his employer the judge placed the Case open docket. He was not permitted to return to his duties As messenger in the clerks office As the judge thought he better be Laid Oft and further the deponent Saith Quot tit. Griffin Hayes. So Esq bed and sworn to before me thd�l4 h Day March. A. D. 1903. Erie Dixon by Public in and for said county Hamilton Ohio. Sibs f 31 him and requested that he leave. A Giltenan responded by knocking him downstairs the boy arose and defended himself so ably that go Tanan was forced out the House. He returned about 45 minutes later. On the pretext looking for his hat he secured Entrance. The boy was at work waiting some people. Giltinan opened fire him at once the boy running towards the window through which he fell into the Yard bathed in blood he died an hour later. Or. Giltinan is out Bond waiting until this election is Over so that he May be acquitted As such a verdict now might lose a few votes to the administration and yet some negroes Are praising the grand old party Cincinnati . J. M. Tadlock one the Many victims this Lily White administration. A the father our social family and his siamese twins. Street his place business engaged Only in conversation when police officers came in placing them under arrest and at the same time a White Man partially disrobed upstairs in the same building with a coloured woman was permitted by the police officers to leave without being placed under j arrest. He says that judge William Lueders put his Case the open docket after taking him Down stairs and refusing to permit his lawyer to enter this private room in the basement where he held conversation As to what disposition to make the Case and further deponent Stith not. Ira w. Curtis. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th Day March 1903. Erie Dixon notary Public in and for said county Hamilton. Ohio. Or. Curtis was arrested once before unjustly acid fined. He took his Case to a higher court the decision was reversed and he is now suing the police for false imprisonment. How Rayor Fleischmann stops gambling in Cincinnati. Mayor Fleischmann the head the police department and judge Lueders the head the police court. When one Fleischmanns policy arrests a person for loitering etc., even though clearly proven innocent the judge fines him then remits the Fine if the individual desires to sue for false arrest imprisonment he is forced to take his Case to a higher court first in order to have the verdict judge Lueders set aside. Then the Case is sent Back to the judge for retrial. In this Way mayor Fleischmanns police backed up by his Honor and the judge have terrorized scandalized and Butcheri Zed our poor coloured people the majority whom Are just becoming conscious that the smiling Exter Jwj their handsome mayor some How recalls Richard the iii., when he exclaims a i can smile and murder while i they think the murderer poor Charlie Crutchfield being recommended for reinstatement by mayor Fleisch Roann. A the poet says Moodus and Loodus stand in with each other a neat Little scheme they both Bear in min that keeps you from suing a a a copy his brother you bet they Are twins and two a kind. As you observe the White Man with the coloured woman was not even arrested. Or. Arthur Porter was arrested in a disreputable House under similar circumstances and he informed us that the White Man was let go but since he was permitted to go to the convention recently he has forgotten All a omit it even that he with other musicians were barred under this administration from playing at rag time Retro a. Or. Griffin Hayes was never in trouble before and deserves every commendation for his it manliness in coming to the front for his race even if his father and brother Are holding positions. William Owens Banks who was foully murdered. The saloons depicted above Are so close to each other that they were sketched from the same Point. The one being faulted is coloured course there is no coloured Saloon consequence that has not been pulled several times under this administration. Even those coloured saloons working directly under the so called Republican party have suffered while Kraft and hundreds White resorts have their craps poker etc., unmolested the Saloon being pulled is Chambers and Clemmons. God knows How Many times it has suffered this visitation from mayor Fleischmanns police the inmates krafts place the Corner reap a great Deal amusement from these occurrences. It seems that a coloured Saloon not a thousand Miles from krafts was visited prior to the last election by solicitors contributions for the Campaign fund. The pts Praetor was poor and in debt he could not put up As much As they thought he should and though his place was orderly from every Point View he was pulled within a few Days hauled to court and though he had no gambling yet he suffered heavily financially there Are numbers just such cases a and still we find coloured men claiming to be intelligent claiming to be honest not Only endorsing such an administration but fighting their own flesh and blood for opposing it we. Owens Banks was foully murdered by Tom Giltinan july 27, 1902, at 5 a. M. The boy was Only 18 years age never been in any trouble and formerly worked at wares Boot Lack stand fifth Street near Central Avenue. Business becoming Dull he a ref cited a position As Porter Long Worth Street where his genial disposition made him a favorite with every one. On the morning july 27, 1902, Tom Giltinan entered the House became disorderly assaulted one the White girls who screamed for Protection. Owens was ordered to eject the Ruffian the boy remonstrated with grandpa foxy. A but Robbie while i s Gwine to git de booze and cop de Coin you bet when i git in Der voting Booton ainu to going to do a thing to Dis Lily White strange if True. From the commercial april 1. It was Learned yesterday that Taylor Lightfoot the big coloured messenger m. E. Ingalls has been trying to get the True reformers a coloured organization to endorse Ingalls but was unsuccessful. This organization has about 2,000 members in this City. Several Days ago Lightfoot called up Oli w. R. Griffin who is at the head the reformers and wanted him to get the organization to endorse Ingalls but Graf Len refused in spa aking the matter . Griffin said that he had been a Republican All his life and intended to remain so a i can not see a continued he a what my race can be benefited any Jnore by voting for Ingalls. Mayor Fleischmann has been a great Friend my race and has several occasions Given me a helping hand. I will do All in my Power for his Labelling to p.\\i., went Tovi Fth Ove Dene mar. Lightfoot says that he . R. Griffin who informed him that the Laws the True reformers prevented their taking any part in politics but that he w. R. Griffin would personally support m. E. Ingalls and do All he could to get him elected somebody has Pretari rated. The reporter Jas. Johnson swears that he is telling the truth this time. So it is up to brother Griffin. It is news to the Public that mayor Fleischmann has been giving the representative the True reformers a helping hand since that order has Ever boasted its Independence and ability to paddle its own Canoe in a political conversation with brother Griffin about two weeks ago he failed to mention any preference for Fleischman in fact the reverse was the impression conveyed. We believe brother Griffin to be straight. We know the commercial is crooked. Or Tadlock is a real estate owner clerk for . Erkenbrecher for 20 years member Abe Mound Street Church for 15 years never been in trouble in his life prior to his outrageous arrest and incarceration. But read his statement sworn to before Erie h., Dixon. Notary Public. March 16, 1903�? state Ohio. Hamilton Bounty. Before me. Erie Dixon a notary Public in and for said county personally came j. M. Tadlock who being duly sworn deposes and says that the 18th Day May 1902, i went to Erkenbrecher s establishment where i am employed to look after some Ftp books which were stored away As i wanted to see their condition before getting a reliable Man As he requested to assist me in cleaning and relabelling them. I left the store at 5rl5 Over third to Elm up Elmer fifth to no. 340, the Resi my Fri Encl. Walter bbl non who had asked me several Days before to look out for a a for him. Rung the Bell the door was opened by his wife a White woman. In answer to my question she said a come in Walter will be Home in a few Bhe Lead hardly shut the door before it was rapped upon. She opened it a sergeant police stepped in and placed me under arrest although i Hadnot had time to leave the door. He accused me having come there to meet White women. I was put in a patrol Wagon carried to the station and locked up. Or. Walter Robinson at whose House i called was my witness. He was janitor in the Market National Bank for 11 years and now works for Pounsford. Holmes. Prosecuting attorney remarked when my Case was called that i was innocent. The sergeant who arrested me testified that i was standing at the door fully dressed with my hat in my hand. There were two other White women that i did not see until after my arrest As they were in another part the House one lived there with her coloured husband the other a Friend callings upon her. My lawyer asked the court to hear my witness . Robinson. Prosecutor Holmes replied. A two have no time to hear his the judge fined me $5 an costs remitted. Seal j. M. Taxi Ock Ltd subscribed and sworn Lefore me the,115th Day March. �?T903. Erie h Dixon. Notary Public Hamilton co. To foreign exchanges. Kindly Pardon our present inattention to National affairs. We have House cleaning in Cincinnati in consequence which we will labor in our Oyun Vineyard for three weeks. Charity begins at Home. Of the 25 men who have been presidents the United states ten have to Day no descendants. Ira w. Curtis the prominent machinist one the Many victims this administration. State Ohi Hamilton county. Before me a Erie Dixon a notary Public in and for said county personally. Came Ira w. Curtis who being duly sworn deposes and says that he was in company with Griffin Hays and two White girls at 212 Longworth make Cross in last column to right when you vote one moment please. The Many Many readers the Ohio Enterprise Are respectfully reminded that this journal is published in the interests our people primarily and that our statements Are both accurate and . While our conclusions May differ from yours yet we do not intention Aly insert misleading matter. If you will consider the source when different accounts the same occurrence. Are rendered you will be very Apt to realize which is True. Ewe Call your attention to this matter because our friends have suggested the correction so Many published mis statements about our people that our limited space renders such proceed ure impossible. In municipal elections we favor the party most Likely to Benefit our people if after election we find that party no Good we Are ready to fight it the next time it appears for endorsement too Many wolves in sheep a clothing have fattened upon Ine faithfulness and gratitude the coloured voter for us in this age enlighten to to Bow to the Yoke political servility we Are sorry for those pharaohs our people who will not listen to the voice reason we Are More sorry for those among us who know the right Faith yet Lack the manhood to assert it As Long As this paper is owned by your Humble servant its motto is a race first party editor

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