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FROM THE SOUTH.
Below wo publish a loiter from
Mr. llolman, received a few days
ago from a'frierid'of fiijjiving at
Stark villo, Miss. a- .x '
' "Starkvillo, Miss., Aug. 31, '04.
Mr. .J. J. llolman, Topckn, Kas.
"Dear friend :trl lake pleasure in
writing you because 1 believe any
news respecting West Point will
be of much interest to you. You
know that Buchanan lias moved
.from Kosciusko to Wstl'qint, and
you have doubtless read' through
the papers that wlyte citizens of
West Point selected n committee
of thirty and ordered Buchanan on
Saturday, Aug. 21, to be out of
town by (Jiesjjay. Also accord
ing to repjrts from seini -responsible
sources, they also ordered that
all Negro merchants leave and told
JiniNCi,ovoll if.'hcwanted to stay
he must get off his hack and strike
t by the day as other Nogroes.
"1 learn today that they have
retracted their statement ordering
all business Negroes to leave.
When, the south bound train pulled
up tj the station on Monday, the
train that carried Buchanan's fam
ily oil, you should have witnessed
the bcone. As described to. mo by
ovo witnesses, cries and lamenta
tions rent the air, and so touching
ws the affair that the white pao
p.c saw Zieber and, .Qther Negro
prearhors and requested that they
try -find pacify the colored paoplo
by telling them not to leave. 1
'also heard (hat at tho same meet
ing they selected tho committee to
notify Mivt Buchanan that an or
der was discussed to tho effect
that every Negro woman in town
that had no husband would bo com
pelled to take three family wash
Jnirs. J. W. Williams.
The time is now at hand that
Negroes who L Jiave av,oimco of
moral courage and manhood can
take up the battle cry of freedom
for thoso of the race who are try
ing to achieve a reputation for
manhood, honesty and sobriety in
the community in which they live.
An order has been given to tho
business men of our raco that they
leave their respective places of bus
iness and hire out by the day. Not
only I his, but they have ordered
that till colored women having no
husbands take in at least three
washings per week. This is one
of the most absurd and rodiculous
.things 'wo have overheard. These
poor, white, infernal devils are
getting worse every day, and if a
stop is not put to these outrages, it
will not bo long before tho Negro
will have to take up arms and use
every means to break up this in-
fornal meanness that is treasured
up in tho hearts of these rebel's,
these poor, white Nogro ovorseors
and drivers, who are now trying
to gain what they lost in '01. We
would to God tho Nogroes would
muster up enough courage to de
stroy the property of these peoplo
in these counties, cities and towns
whore they are being so tortured,
whore colored peoplo are punished
in tho most severe manner for
every offense charged against them
whether guilty or not.
Never mind, Mr. Southern Hell
hound, you will change your tune
before another two years; if our
plans carry as we contemplate in
the next few months, we will show
you a clip you need never fear. It
is time the white people were be
ing awakened to a sense of their
duty as well as the intelligent and
far-seeing Negro, in regard to tho
crimes being perpetrated upon tho
race. Topoka Plaindealer.
We heartily concur with Bro.
(Jhilds in everything in this re
gard to the depredations perpetra
ted against. us in certain localities
in -the states also in portions of tho
Indian Territory. Wo say likewise
that it is time our people wero pluck
ing up courage enough to protect
their lives, property, and the hon
or, womanhood and respect due to
our wives, daughters, mothers and
sisters, oven to the last qxtromity
of giving an eye for an eye and a
tooth for a tooth, or in other
words, practicing tho same meth
ods used against us in such locali
ties and sliced blood for blood and
destroy property for property.
Wo don't believe in such, methods
in this christian and enlightened
ago, and in portions of our Grand
America, where wo have courts
and officers too numerous to men
tion, but wo say, that in some lo
calities througout tho Southland,
it seems that the Negro will bo
driven to the last extreme, unless
our better element of law and or
der loving white people and intell
igent law-abiding Negroes co-op-orato
and devise some means of
putting a lawful stop to these de
predations practiced only against
tho Negro race. Echo.
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TO FOLLOW TREATY.
'1 will recommend to tho Creek
council," General Pleasant Porter
chief of the Creek nation, told the
TimesHoiday "that the distribu
tion of the surplus lands of tho
nation ho carried out strictly in
accordance with tho treaty. In
fact I will insist upon it.
Tho treaty provides that any
allottee the appraised value of
whose 100 acres is less than
$10A0, shall have the right to se
lect enough land of the surplus to
make ug thodiil'oronco, This must
bo done. 1 will recommend that
ninety days bo allowed the citizens
for this selection. The selections
will, of course, bo made in the
Dawes commission oflico. Tho bal
anco of tho land, after tho time
limit shall have expired, should
bo sold outright."
The Crook council will meet on
Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Okmulgee, for
tho annual thirty days' session.
Chief Porter says he will begin
working on his mossago within.tho
next few days. His recommenda
tion as to tho 500,000 or 000,000
acres of surplus land will doubtless
bo tho most important.
It is known that tho chairman
of tho Dawes commission will op
pose tho distribution of tho land
this way. Ho thinks to soil it all
and divide the money Avould bo
more expedient and satisfactory.
R. A. GIVENS,
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