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Endeavors to Transform the Americaa House!
of Lords Into A
Disgraceful Scenes Enacted In the United
States Senate by the Members'
of the Superior Race
Senator Forafcer Triumphs Over President
Roosevelt Full Investigation Will Be
Had of the Alleged "Shooting
Up" of Brownsville, Tex.
Last Monday, President Roosevelt
and the three companies of the 25th
Regiment whom he has dishonorably
discharged again bobbed up in the
American House of Lords, and Benja
min R. Tillman the raving maniac An
archist, endeavored to transform it in
to a mlnsterl show. True to his nat
ure he was so rough and brutal in hi3
conduct and language, and made
such bitter and uncalled for attacks
on many of the Senators, while at
tempting to deliver a speech on Pres
ident Roosevelt and his right to dis
charge the three companies of the
25th Regiment, while belching forth
his Anarchistic utterances. Anarchist
Den became so overbearing and so
insulting or offensive in his remarks,
that several Senators were on their
feet at the same time, and the most
disgraceful scenes were enacted In the
Lnited States Senate by the members
of the superior race who conducted
themselves much worse than a bunch
of Colored prize fighters.
Right at this point it can be truth
fully said that if any Negro was a
member of the "United States Senate
and if he conducted himself like Ben
Tillman does, his body would be filled
full of lead hot from hell, for he never
would be permitted to make a mon
key or himself and everybody else
like the South Carolina Anarchist, and
the most astonishing thing to us is,
that "the members of the Senate, will
tolerate him for one minute, for no
member of that body has ever accom
plished as much in the way of teach
es the people to look upon the estab
lished laws with, scorn and contempt,
and to trample them under their feet,
as Ben Tillman, and it would be well
if he was administered a very strong
cose of rough on rats, for the good
of humanity!
Ben Tillman as he continued to dis
grace every member of the United
States Senate with, his vile and mur
derous talk, exclaimed that "he would
not call the Negro a baboon, for I be
lieve they are men, yet they are so
askin to monkeys that scientists are
looking for the missing link yet" In
this statement, Ben proves himself a
bare faced liar for when he spoke here
ia Chicago last November he "branded
all Negroes as being nothing more
than baboons, wild beasts and savag
es Then after telling this bold He, he
gleefully rubbed bis hands together
which are stained with the blood of
thousands of Innocent Colored men,
ffomen and children whose lives he
has assisted to end by strongly advo
cating mob and lynch law for all Ne
sroes without the slightest provoca
tion: he related for the edification of
the honorable members of the Senate,
how they handle the "Niggers,'' la
South Carolina and "with much pride
he shouted "we shot them, we killed
them and we will do It again."
There have In the past been many
sood. liars In the United States Sen
ate, but Ben beats them all, for when
te attempted to speak at Sonth Hav
n, Mlch last November, he declar
ed that "all we have left In the South
Is mob and lynch lav and that white
tan. tlie Raw
Minstrel Show.
men down there must not stop to
ponder, for if they do, they will be
forced to go to shooting, "Niggers,"
but in his driblings from his Anarchis
tic mouth he denied that "he had ever
advocated, mob and lynch law;
then in the very next breath he de
clared that "as governor of South Car
olina I proclaimed that although I
had taken .the oath of office to sup
port the law and enforce it, I would
lead a mob to lynch any man, black
or white, who had ravished any wo
man, black or white," if this is not ad
vocating mob and lynch law we are
more than willing to eat our best
white shirt. This clearly proves that
Ben is the boss liar of the Senate.
With his intense hatred and con
tempt for the Colored race, there a
not the least danser that Ben would
ever lead a mob to defend the virtue
and honor of any Colored woman un
less he could use that woman as his
door mat, so that he would be en
abled to take all kinds of undue lib
erties with her.
That portion of his vaporings In ref
erence to "lynchings not like bees,"
will be passed over at this time and
a.-; stated before, his language was
so rough, brutal and insulting, that
Senator Carmack, flayed him In the
following manner.
"No senator upon either side of the
chamber has ever made remarks
about the senator from South Carolina
as studiously offensive as tho senator
from South Carolina without any pro
vocation whatever has been seen fit
to make of a number of his colleagues
in this chamber.
"The senator from South Carolina
saw fit to include me In his personal
remarks without any provocation
whatever so far as I can judge. I
have no feeling of resentment to
ward the senator from South Caro
lina, for without making any personal
application I wish to say that with re
spect to some men It is a misfortune
rather than a fault that they do not
known how to speak the language of
courtesy and good feeling.
Groveling in the Dust.
"The senator from South Carolina
saw fit to allude to the fact that I
had been defeated for reelection. It
was a retort so obvious, so easily
within the reach of the most grovel
ing controversial faculty, that I am
not surprised that It should have been
suggested to the intelligence of the
senator from South Carolina.
"The senator from South Carolina
did not need to lift his belly from
the dust to attain to the height of that
great retort"
Senator Carmack although a rank
southerner possessing no love for the
Negro, performed his duties well In
this respect, and we only regret, that
Senator Carmack did not then and
.there. Introduce a resolution In favor
of expelling the South Carolina Anar
chist from the United States Senate.
At that stage of the deliberations,
the scenes enacted In the Senate were
so dlsgracful that Senator Teller
moved that Its doors should be, closed
and the Senate aaoald go Into execa-
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One of the most eminent lawyers In this ountry; whose eloquent words
completely swayed the Jury in Judge Gibbons, Court Thursday, January
17, causing it to return a verdict against Col. "Pony Moore and in favor of
Julius F. Taylor for eighteen thousand dollars.
tive session, and after Anarchist Ben
tad humbly apologized to every mem
ber of that body, for his ungentleman
y conduct, and for his uncalled for vi
cious and murderous attacks on his
associate members, that portion of his
routings was expunged from the Con
gressional Record, wherein ho brawl
ed out:
"It Is Idle to reason about it; it Is
Idle to preach about It. Our brains
reel under tho staggering blow and
hot blood surges to the heart Civil
ization peels off us, any and all of us
who are men. and we revert to the
original savago Ope whose Impulse
under any and all such circumstances
has always been to 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'
This Is conclusive proof that Ben Is
still a savage at heart, and that he
wants all tho other members of the
superior race to follow in his footsteps
and revert back to savagery and An
archy! The day after ther disgraceful
scenes were enacted In the United
States Senate, Senator Foraker tri
umphed over President Roosevelt, for
he secured the passage of his resolu
tion, favoring a thorough investiga
tion on the part of the Senate Into
the alleged "Shooting up," of Brown
ville, Tex., by members of the 25th
What is Senator Tinman up to?
What was the occasion for his haran
gue about tho supremacy of the white
race and his disgusting allusion to
social equality? It has always seemed
to us that a Southern white man
degraded himself by even discussing
questions of this character, unless the
subject was forced upon him and even
then his part of the debate should be
like a sword duel a cut and a thrust
and have it over as soon as possible.
Dees a Southern Senator elevate his
own position or magnify white supre
macy by strutting around the cham
ber, foaming at the mouth, protest
ing that he is better than a black man
and that he abhors mixed marriages?
We hope that the decent people at I
the North do not judge Southern man
ners by the Tillman samples.
There was no occasion for Mr. Till
man's harangue on racial supremacy
and social equality. The question was
whether or no the president was jus
tifiable In discharging the Negro sol
diers of the Twenty-fifth Infantry be
cause some of their number "shot up"
the town of Brownsville, and by Mr.
Tillman's own logic he was more than
justifiable, Mr. Tillman holds that all
Negro' soldiers should be discharged
on general principles. Much more,
tlerefore should this riotous battal
Iion be discharged for the good of
the service,
Mr. Tillman will find difficulty la
convincing the public that his Hi tem
pered and Ill-advised speech was In
spired by his hatred of, Mr. Roose
veltRichmond Times Dispatch.
k fESTIi"
Is This Incendiary?
When Congress, opened last week,
Stnator Culberson, of Texas, in de
fending the action of President Roosevelt-in
the Brownsville matter, made
a speech of considerable length and
4rfttnesa -towards -the Negro.
Among other things the Senator
"The people of the South are think
ing deeply on this race problem," he
declared. "It is not yet settled, in
spite of tho great civil war. It In
volves tho education, labor, social or
der, suffrage, and the very integrity
of tho white race. A number of vis
tas present tnemselves. Sometimes
they see deportation, and at other
times a blended, corrupted, and de
graded race, as the solution. At oth
er times they seem to indicate that
it can only end In war a bloody,
red-handed, and vengeful war which
can but result In the survival of the
Tho South despite the war and the
law does not intend that the Negro
shall have his civil and political
We wonder if it has taken Senator
Culberson all these years to find out
that there is especially in the South,
"& blended, corrupted and degraded
nice," made so by the white men who
have but In these recent years dis
covered how degraded and corrupted
are their offspring?
Doesn't Senator Culberson know
that there are a million mulattoes in
tMs country passing for white?
Doesn't he know that the thousands
of mulattoes of the South are the
children of white men, some of the
most illustrious names of the South?
It appears to us that the less the Sen
ator says about the awful record of
his white brethren of the South, their
utter disregard of the laws of God and
man. In their ancestuous lust, the bet
ter it will .a for him and his.
But when the Senator suggests a
war of extermination, we turn from
this Texas statesmanship (?) in dis
gust, and ask is he not an incen
diary and a murderer? If a Negro
preacher anywhere in the South had
stood up In public meeting and utter
ed these words and called upon the
Negroes to arm and defend them
selves, he would have been driven
out as an Incendiary too dangerous to
be tolerated.
But a Senator standing on the floor
of the Senate can Incite violence
and murder and go unrebuked for the
But in this question, a question of
law, as to whether the President had
a right to dismiss without monor,
companies B, C and D, of the 25th
Infantry, why should the race issue
be brought in? Is there any place
in these United States in which-the
Negro can -be treated with fairness
and given the same consideration as
any other man? The St Lake Her
ald, Richmond, Va.
'White Christian Gentlemen In the South With
Drawn Weapons Force Colored Women
to Acceed to Their Beastly Desires.
Then They Set Up the Cry That Negro Men
Rape White Women and Destroy the
Purityjof Their Homes.
An Appalling Condition In the South Land
As Depicted by Mrs. Kate
Kinsey Brook.
Recently Mrs. Kate Kinsey Brook,
who was at one time a school teach
er in the South, delivered the fallow
ing address before the Chicago Socie
ty of Anthropology, on "Side Lights of
the Race Question," and it affords us
much pleasure to reproduce a part of
her address from the February num
ber of the To-Morrow Magazine; the
second part of her lecture will not ap
pear until a later period; it would be
a mighty good Investment if the
wealthy Colored people wouid raise
several hundred dollars a week for
Mrs. Brook for tho sole purpose of
enabling her to travel through the
North, and tell the true story of the
actual conditions of affairs in the land
of mob and lynch law!
"The race question Is not based
on a mere superficial emotion, it is
the outgrowth of postivo forces, that
have been in operation for centuries.
This problem can only be studied by
actually living In the South and com
ing Into confidential relation not only
with tho better class of whites, but
also the poor whites and Negroes,
when one will be forced to conclude
that the "race question" is mereh
a matter of educating the white man.
The entire South vibrates with an
undercurrent of subtle .unexpressed
tension, ready to break forth at any
mement In a torrent of sacrifice of
human life.
Tho public does not know the real
facts. The whites of the South, for
the most part are not cognizant of
it, and those who do know will not
tell. The Negroes know the facts, but
they are afraid to speak.
During two years in the South, I
ginned the confidence of both white
citizens and Negroes, and what they
did not tell me, I saw, personally.
One of the first happenings, after I
took up my residence In Loiusiana
was the lynching of George Young and
hit: son. All summed up, tho motive
behind the lynching was George
Young was "BIggitty." He never rap
el a white woman nor attempted in
any way to molest one and never did
any particular harm, 'except that he
was accused of shooting hogs which
did not belong to hln (a species of
petty larceny common among the Ne
groes of the South which will be ana
lyzed later). Young was unpopular
among his own people as well as
among the whites but unpopularity Is
not yet a crime punishable by death.
Young had gathered a small amount
of this worlds goods. He had on
hand several bales of cotton, which
the white merchant proceeded to ap
piopriate. He at one time had the
effrontery to consult a lawyer to pro
tect his property rights as a citizen.
He had a tendency to be quarrelsome.
He had words with the -deputy sheriff
who attempted to arrest him. To one
who has lived in the South all this
can bo expressed in one word:
George Young was "biggttty."
He drove to town, with his wife, to
purchase supplies. As he turned to
get out of the carriage he faced a
shotgun, and was told to throw up his
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hands. Turning he handed his pock
etbook to his wifo saying: "Here you
take this. I wont never need no mo
money in this world."
Young's son a lad in his teens, who
ntver had been in any sort of trouble
v.as working on the railroad as sec
tion hand. He heard the commotion,
and when hojearnedthat his father
was in trouble threw down his pick
and started to fouow the crowd that
was taking his father away.
"Go back." they said to him, "this
Is no place for you." "I dont care,"
ho replied, "If my father goes to Hell
I am going to go along with him."
The crowd rioting through the
woods, along a peacful road where
have walked many times; tall pines
rearing their columns on either side,
like a grand cathedral, their green
tops arching in a vast dome over
head; dogwood trees blooming along
side tho path; ferns growing knee
high; everything speaking of peace
and quiet and God. It seemed to me.
always, as I pictured the happening,
that tho very environment ought to
have checked the mad act Here in
tho midst of the woods, they hung
George Young, and then after he wa3
strung up, they hung the boy, whose
only crime was that he preferred
death with his father rather than to
leave him to enter the valley alone.
Two dogwood trees mark the spot,
and the name of George Young and
his son, carved In the bark, tell the
story to those who pass, that hero
two black men were murdered by
their white neighbors, because one of
them was "biggitty."
Here, at dawn, the wife and mother,
enciente, griefstricken, mad with un
certainty, found her husand and boy
swinging In the breeze that came up
from tho gulf. With a scream she
fell, fainting on the ground beneath
them. A few hours later she gave
premature birth to a child.
When she found her loved ones
dead, some one had stolen a new pair
of shoes from the feet of her son.
The dogwoods bloom and flaunt
their leaves in the summer, and in
the autumn their berries glow like a
tracery of coral embroidery on a
background of copper satin. The
French mulberries rear their purple
stem beneath. On every side the
blackberry trails Its branches, white
with bloom or black with fruit The
wild rose follows the violet the daisy
and sunflower follow the rose, but as
long as the dogwood blooms, and the
violet and the rose and blackberry aad
Mulberry and sunflower follow one an
oiner the wind will brpathe the story
of the lynching of George Young and
the lad and In the dark hours will
moan the dread protent of a race
The frantic mother and wife, in the
early morning, "Oh! my husband! my
poor son! What have they done to
yon?" These shall give wings to the
undercurrent' of hatred- In the hearts
of the blacks.
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