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In the House of Representatives
Make a Distinction Between
the West Indian Negro and
the Colored Man from the
They put through an appropriation of $400,000 to pay the trans
portation expenses of the West Indian Negro to and from the Canal
Zone and vote down an amendment offered by Congressman William Sul
zer, of New York, a Democrat, to pay the transportation expenses of the
working people of the United State? to and from the Canal Zone, a dis
crimination against the American working man in favor of the West In
dian Negro that is an outrage and a disgrace to the Republican party.
The brilliant and eloquent Con-gressmean Sulzer puts the insincere
and hypocritical Republicans, the pretended friends of the Colored
man on record.
Hereafter the Republicans will have to do a lot of explaining to get
around their hypocrisy and false pretenses.
An extraordinary event occurred In
the House of Representatives, Wasr-'
ington, D. C, lately. The members
of the committee were engagedin
discussing the bill for miscellaneous'
material purchases on the Isthmus,
and miscellaneous expenditures, con
sisting of hotel and hospital-and other
supplies, -transportatton'of labortronr
West Indies, $400,000.
Upon the eve of voting on that
j-ropositlon Congressman William Sul
zer, of New York City, -who is in fact
the real leader of the true democracy
In the Lower House of Congress, and
who should be In the running for
Governor of the Empire State this
year. Joined In the proceedings and
the discussion as follows i
"Mr. Sulzer; Mr. Chairman, I move
to strike out in lines 5 and 6 the
ftords "from "West Indies,"' so that
the appropriation for the transporta
tion of labor shall apply generally to
the United (States or any other place.
This Is only Just and fair, it seems
to me, to the workingmen in our conn
try. The Chairman:, The Clerk -will re
port the amendment
The Clerk read as follows:
In lines 5 and 6 strike out the words
"from West Indies."
The Chairman: Does the gentle
man desire to discuss the amend
ment? "Mr. Sulzer: 3Jr. Chairman, I will
occupy the attention of the committee
only a moment I desire to say a word
or two in support of this amendment
It seems to me this provision carrying
$400,000 for transportation of labor
should apply to the workingman of
the United States us well as to the
laboring man of the "West Indies. I
do not think there ought to he any
limitation or distinction in this mat
ter. in fact If there Is going to be
any discrimination It should be In
favor of our own people. I want to
give the working people of the United
States a chance to do some work oa
the canal, as wen as the laborer of
the West Indies, and treat AisarJcass.
If anything, a little better than aliens.
I wish to protect our own people as
well as foreigners, so far as this pro
vision goes, to pay the ttraasporta
tlon of workingmen to and from tie
Canal Zone. My'ameadaieat will do
ttu, and in my opinloa It Is Jaet aad
fair. It is impossible for me to cost
celve why a dtetlaction in the Matter
Is made against our owa woridsc Peo
ple in favor of laboring peofk) frost
the West Indies. If we are gotas to
Pay the traasportatio ot the West
Indian laborers to aad. Croat the ess!
then I submit we jkeeJft jaayisW es
J" ot oar owa verba seepfe to
and from the iethms. Tfce nmtlatta
In the bill dfcerietiaeees nirtntt the
oz our owa on tiV mmd x
to that la t way, as I ase -
bill to make the eeht-hour law In
applicable to the Canal Zone. I am
In favor of the eight-hour law here
and everywhere. Industrial labor has
struggled for years to place it on the
statute books, and I shall always op
pose its modification or repeal at the
dictation of selfish contractors who
want to work. their men nine or ten
hours a day, even if the work to be
done Is on the Isthmian CanaL I am
surprised that the Republicans of this
House favor this modification of the
eight-hour law, and when that pro
vision is reached I trust it will be
stricken out of this bill on a point of
order. I stand for the rights of the
American workingman; and, in Con
gress or out of Congress, I shall al
ways do all In my power to advance
his interests and aid him in every way
I can to ameliorate his condition.
These provisions I refer to discrimi
nate against our workingmen and
strike a blow at the dignity of the
American toiler. I am absolutely
against such legislation. I trust
therefore, that my amendment will be
adopted, and theother provision in
this bill, repealing the eight-hour law
in so far as it is applicable to work
in the Canal Zone, will be stricken
out of the bilL" (Applause on the
The Chairman: The question is on
agreeing to the amendment
The question was taken; and on a
division (demanded by Mr. Sulzer)
there were ayes 51, noes 55.
Mr. Sulzer: Mr. Chairman, I de
Tellers were ordered.
The Chairman appointed Mr. Lit
tauer and Mr. Sulzer as tellers.
The committee again divided; and
the tellers reported ayes 64, noes 77.
So the amendment was rejected.
Mr. Sulzer: Mr. Chairman, I now
move to amend the bill as follows:
In line 6, after the words 'Wert In
dies," Insert "or colored labor from
the United States."
The Chairaaa: The Clerk will re
port the axneadiaest
The Clerk read as follows:
In line 6, after the words "West In
dies," Insert the words "or colored
labor from the Uaited States."
Mr. Salzer: Mr. Chairman: I offer
this ameadmeat la behalf of the Col
ored worldagHaea who are going to
the Canal Zose frost the Uaited
States. If we are going to pay the
traaapertatJea of the West Indian Ne
gro, thea why la the aajse of fair
ness aad cossssoa sease aaealC we
set jay the expeases ef the, Negro ot
the UaKed States who leaves ear owa
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GEORGE MILLS ROGERS.
The Eminent and Honorable Master
Worthy Successor to the Late Judge
COU ROBERT T. MOTT'S Ban-
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'Pony Moore among the Hon
A Great Social Event.
Last Friday evening a grand ban
quet was tendered to CoL Robert T.
Motts, who has become the new .iuso
of the Negro race in the theatre world.
It was a great social event in every
respect, for all the bloods or high rollers
in this big town, graced the occasion
with their presence. The affair was
tiolrl of -rTt Wnhicli Aval Tnlin T
t? t t. t a wit cv c ""
Fry, John Leflett, Will Simmons, Major
A. F. Tervalon, Robert T. Thomas,
and Lon Malone, Iiad charge of it.
Judge W. H. A. Moore, who is one
of the brainiest Afro-Americans in this
city, when it comes right down to elo
quent oratory, served as toastmaster,
and his bosom swelled with pride a
the very thought of having the honor
of presiding over the sixty gentlee
who shoved up two dollars each be
fore they were permitted to occupy
seats around the heavy ladenoi- li.
Edward D. Green, William H. Cark,
Attorney Thomas Pearson, CoL B. F.
Mflseley, Edward H. Wright, Major
Allen A. Wesley, Charles Sager. Ci
Robert T. Motts, William A. Moran,
were the leading speakers and th
humor, logic, and eloquerc? wh:ch ""
ed forth from their golden lined mouths
was extremely enchanting and fasci
nating. William H. Clark; responded to the
toast "Mayor Dunne, there with the
goods," spoke in a very smooth and
easy manner at the same time he used
elegant language and first-class diction,
and he proved himself to be the most
popular of the. after-dinner speakers.
Edward H. Wright in referring to
.:. nf Msom Wo4ihors T have
Known," euloguedTthe memory of wJ
late J. E. W. Thomas, and his worth
as a citiien, but he utterly failed to
mention the fact that "two Afro-American
lawyers endeavored to rob Mrs.
Thomas, his widow out of the prop
erty, which had been left to her by
Major Wesley, sloped over jast a
Httle bit wbile respooxling to ha toat
He exclaimed that inspite of the fact
that some of the. Afro-AHiericaa saloon
keepers had beea operessed and raided
by the aoEce, they were etSl a
srois cross Btiejaew, or weeds te. tk
effect & MwWik et et
In Chancery Who Would Make a
, M. F. Tuley as Judge of the Circuit
y Will Moran, who is one of Col.
KMottSr nsht hand men instled with elo
quence from start to finish, in a burst
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'iPainHan - inspirlng - picture. - flnd - li - will
fling upon the csnvas the name of the
Negro who astounded all the astrolo
gers of both continents, Benjamin Ban
ncka," next to it I will "sling the name
of that great soldier statesman Mar
tyr, Tossaint L, Ouvcrturc" and close
by his side I "will write the name of
that immortal statesman Frederick
Douglass," and the next to fall in will
be the "name of Booker T. Washing
ton, but away beyond and far above
them all I will place the name of CoL
Robert T. Motts, for with his keen bus
iness foresight, and massive or ponder
ous jaw he outranks all of them."
It is almost needless to say that Mr.
LMoran, made the hit of the evening.
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Col. "Pony" Moore, who is a first-
class gentleman, whom it is claimed
holds a life membership in Booker T.
Washington's Negro National Business
League, was one of the honored guests
and he freely mingled with the follow
ing distinguished gentlemen and the
others who were seated around the fes
CoL Robert M. Mitchell, Prof, Will
iam Emanuel, Dr. Wm. T. Jefferson,
Jacob L. Parks, Dr. Ml A. Majors, E
L Blackwell, Wm. Simmons, Robert
T. Thomas, John Fry, Mort Shoocraft,
Xfnntmu. TJanVitv Dr M. T. B TO WIT.
Co, Maone Mose
Wiley, Adebert Lawrence Lee, Hon.
Oscar DePriest Major John C Buck
ner, J. R. Dunn, Major Adolph F.
Tervalon, CoL Charles H. Smiley, J.
Hockley Smiley, Major R. R. Jackson,
Charles Washington and Arthur A.
The feast was all that the most fas
tidious icouId desire, and throughout
the entire evening all kinds of wines
flowed as free as water.
Many of the guests were conveyed
to and from the sumptuous banquet
in carriages and automobiles- Tbey were
toggd .up in full dress suits, and their
white shirt fronts, and fingers were
adorned with the largest and the most
A Colored theatre for Mobile, Ala..
the oaly oae la the South, will be
erected by David Teaaple Lodge No.
172, Q. TJ. O. O. W. The baHAia
will cast whea faHy cosaplete,,
JW.ftW. Ttaas for the balkllag were
accepted freai Geerge D..Halbart
Csl, areaiteets ot this city, at a steet
iae &eM ay the hafliiac coaualttee
afaae ey ecgae aa4 aseathers oC
the order at their hail, there
ateat IK yraasat. The
Which Hurts The Worst?
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Dr. D. A. Graham Continues
Against the Church.
Bishops, Knowing the Facts in
the Case, Shields the Guilty
Charges of Gross Immorality
Go Unpunished-What is hurt
ing the Church.
When my article which was recently
published in The Freeman was offered
to the Christian Recorder, the editor
very kindly returned it with the ex
planation that "It won't do to air it
through our church organs, as it in-.
jures the church." This is the view.
generally held about such exposures. I
am in full sympathy with those hold
ing such opinions, for I have thought
the same way. But I have radically
5fe? g;d.?y, SguA.tell'aS ft1. JMliadJaHedhcJaUed.to.hoIoLhiclarge.v
only hurts thc church, as thedentist's J but t bett Just the 5 LesStnan
probe hurts the paUent, when he seeks
to learn the real condition of a tooth I
that is already giving trouble,
We have gone on for these years re
fusing to expose these evils and trying
to correct them through the ecclesiasti
cal courts; but as we have already
shown, these courts are in the hands
of corrupt men and are powerless. On
the other hand, the very fact that these
evil doers can go unpunished and not
even exposed, has made them bold, and
they go from one conference to another,
speading the contagion of their vicious
natures and increasing their kind-
A Point In Vicar.
Some years ago, an elder in an East
ern conference, was brought before his
conference upon the charge of gross
immortality. He had the general repu
tation of a bad man, and no one doubt
ed his guilt who knew him. But a
certain general officer was attending
that conference, and he happened to
belong to the same fellowcraft. Being
a man of great eloquence, and influ
ence, he cleared his brother, and thea
told him to get as far away as possi
ble. He transferred to the fourth epis
copal district, and after serving one or
two stations he was made a presiding
elder. Thus he became the superior
officer over a number of young men.
Those men all say that this presiding
elder was the most immoral man in
general conversation that they ever
came in contact with, He spent all the
time of his official visits in talking
about his immoral escapades, how he
bad escaped when accused, etc He
would sit in the pulpit and make dirty
remarks about the women who would be
entering the church. No more lecherous
beast ever roamed tht forest than that
presiding elder. Yet he was called a
great preacher, because he was so
very emotional, falsely called, spirituL
As a result I know at least two young
men whose reputations were previously
good, that have had serious charges
against them since. Of course they
escaped. One of them is very prom
nent but dirty scandals follow him
everywhere. Now suppose that man
tad bees exposed to the world, or
that coaferenee which acquitted him,
been held up to the scorn of the con
nectioe. He would sot then have been
penokted to go oat West and corrupt
yoeag swa, sad some' of the worse
seaadals that ever d&graced a chares,
HBgat aever have cccamtL Many men
cuce, recognise this pea portrait of oae
ef "their former pres4mr elders.
One other Recent Illustration.
Only a few days ago, a Western
preacher, who, while filling one of the
most important charges in the connec
tion, had won a reputation of keeping
. Minetinies for a whoie wed, at
f. . wh laA b nAW riven
thc KecIey trcatmcnt at tfie expense of
fcis friends, without losing his charge,
was trai sferred East, and given a first-
class charge. .As the Keeley treatment
a ycar ag0 he vis;tcd a Westtern city
d atttmptcd to lecturc while in an
intoxicated condition. During the
course of his lecture, he boldly avowed
that he did drink whisky and always
would do so, as he had as much right
to drink it as any other person. Thus
he goes about the country under the
patronage of the bishops, as a living
example of clerical drunkenness. At
least three bishops are personally re
sponsible for this connectional disgrace
and I challenge either or all of ahem
to publicly denie it- He is a brilliant
pulpiteer, and his name is frequently
before the public; but wherever men
tioned, someone remarks "drunkard."
How can men who claim to be the
overseers of God's church foster and
abet such conduct without acknowledg
ing that they are equally guilty?
Does it hurt the church to 'publish
these facts nearly as much as it hurts
the cause of Christ for the church to be
supporting such crime?
The bishops always try to excuse
themselves in these cases on the
ground that no charges have been made,
or at least not proven on these men.
But this will not da If no charges are
preferred, in many cases the bishop has
personal knowledge of the truthfulness
of the complaints. In each of the cases
above mentioned, this was true. Then
the bishop could have reduced the man
in his appointment which would have
been equivalent to punishment The
man would have so considered it and it
probably would have had a good effect
upon him. If not it would have shown
the public that the bishop did not ap
prove of such conduct and bat he
would do all in his power to discourage
it instead of this, the bishops con
tinue such men in good charges as long
as they can in one conference, and when
the peoplt wiH not stand for them any
longer, then transfer them to another
conference and see that they get aa
equally good appointment
Now, wiat is hurting the church?
D. A. GRAHAM, in The Freeman,
It will be recalled that several years
ago one of thc leading A. M. E. preach
ers In this city was so fall of whisky
that he came near faffing out ot hts
pulpit and oa that same Sunday cvea
mg he staggered around the church She
a drunken man mhSk. eadeaveriag s
dish ye the Lord's sapper, eMr
tinned to grew frees had to wene m
kce and awcalm far.
m the fear estfceee d&erict wffl at (Ceaataaed a sage &)
jeoi to the itiir stsileisa to taei