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Vol. xvra.
United States Senator
Hoke Smith and Col.
John Temple Graves
Could if they Would
RELATE SOME VERY INTERESTING STORIES PERTAINING TO THE
RELATIONS WHICH MANY PROMINENT WHITE GENTLEMEN SUS
TAIN WITH THKIft COLORED MISTRESSES THROUGHOUT THE
SOUTHERN STATES.
ANTOYINE GRAVES A COLORED MAN RESIDING IN ATLANTA, GA,
OLATMB THAT HE IS A RELATIVE OF COL. GRAVES WHO ENGI
NEERED THE RACE RIOTS IN THAT CITY IN 1906.
SOME OF THE FRIENDS OF COLE BTYFIASE, THE SOUTH CAROLINA
ANARCHD3TIO GOVERNOR MOBBED AND LYNCHED A COLORED
MAN IN THAT ROTTEN STATE, BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO FAY
A DISHONEST DEBT.
ATTORNEY GENERAL THOMAS BROWN FELDER OF GEORGIA DE
CLARES THAT THE SOUTH REPUDIATES GOVERNOR B7YRASF. AND
tttr HOB AND LYNCH LAW DOCTRINE FOR COLORED MEN,
WOMEN, AND CHILDREN.
No men. residing in the southern
states have in the past expended more
time in fighting and working day and
night against permitting the Negro to
slightly enjoy his civil and political
Tights, than United States Senator
Hoke Smith of Georgia and Col. John
Temple Graves, formerly residing in
that same stato bnt now living in New
York City. These two distinguished
gentlemen who- have -always spent
much of their time railing against the
Negro in every way, could if they
would relate some very interesting
stories pertaining to the love rela
tions which many prominent White
gentlemen like themselves have in the
past and at the present time sustain
with their Colored mistresses, through
out the southern states.
Both of these eminent statesmen
could tell if they would how one of
their very close friends living some
where in Georgia transported his Col
ored mistress onto Washington, D. C,
to reside some years at or near the
time that this same eminent White
gentleman became one of the head
officials of this government under the
administration of President Grover
Cleveland and how someone would
have to be sent to the home of his
Colored mistress to find him and in
duce this great southern statesman to
wend his way to the Capital of the
nation and attend a cabinet meeting,
they could also inform the world how
his Colored mistress shined in the best
Colored society in Washington, D. G,
and lived on the fat of the land every
day from the money furnished by this
samo Democratic statesman.
Notwithstanding these facts which
could be so interestingly set forth by
these two southern "White gentlemen
they greatly delight to spend much of
their time in denouncing every Colored
Tnan if he simply permits himself to
gaze upon the very lowest kind of a
White woman and for many years
these same great southern statesmen
who seem to carry the most of their
brains in the bottom of their feet have
traveled around over this country ex
claming at the top of their voices on
all occasions to the effect that "every
White woman residing in the southern
states would willingly and cheerfully
drain every drop of White blood out
of her veins before she would conde
send tc stoop so low" and marry a "big
black Nigger."
If that statement which they loudly
proclaim at all tm from the house
tops is true,, tfren it- might not be out
of place for a eaxamon Colored an
to ask why is it necessary for the so
called law makers or the members of
the various, legislatures throughout
the southern states to spend the most
of their time once a year in an effort
to enact Jaws to prevent the lawful in
termarriage of the "White and Slack,
races in that section of the country!
if southern White ladies are so high
or heaven born and naughty that they
would rather die an awful death ten
thousand times before they would per
mit themselves to coma in doss .social
the use in going to the trouble to de
vise laws to bring down death and
damnation on the head of every Col
ored man who permits himself to con
sort with the lowest and the most igno
rant typo of White lady, that can be
found in any part of tho southland f
In this respect Senator Smith and
CoL Graves ore as incapable of reason
ing from cause to effect as the most
ignorant and the most Negro uncouth
residing in the backwoods of Georgia.
It will be recalled; that in 1906; that
Col. John Temple Graves, was tho edi
tor of The News, at Atlanta, Ga.,
and that tho Hon. Hoke Smith, who
was a candidate for governor at that
time and owner and editor of The At
lanta Journal, worked over time
through the columns of their news
papers, in advocating mob and lynch
law, for all Negroes who were simply
accused of attempting to assault White
women.
They stated, that in one day six or
ten Colored men made unsuccess
ful effort, to rob White ladies of their
virtue and honor in Atlanta; thereby
bringing about, the long to be remem
berod bitter race riot which swept over
that city in 1906, in which many of
the better class of both White and
Colored citizens, lost both their lives
and their property, which was set on
fire and otherwise, destroyed by the
unbrideled mob, which held full sway,
over that city for three or four days,
and after it was all over, its mayor,
CoL James Woodard, appointed a com
mittee, composed of its best White
citizens, to make a thorough investiga
tion, of the assertions, made by
Messrs. Smith and Graves, to the ef
fect, tHat six or ten White ladies had
been assaulted in Atlanta in one day
by Colored men and the committee
making its report to the Mayor and
the city council, stated, that not one
White woman had been outraged in
any way in that city by a Colored
T? for more than one year prior to
that date, thereby, branding CoL
Graves and the Hon. Hoke Smith, as
first class water liars.
At that very time CoL Graves and
the Honorable Hoke Smith were silent
in the columns of their newspapers re
specting a very warm white gentleman
of theirs by the name of Smith, who at
that same time drew his pistol from
hia hip pocket where ha had always
toted it around with him and. ne
marched up in front of a certain Col
ored. m" whose name wo will not men
tion at this time and declared that he
would blow all "the brains out of the
Colored man's head if he did not at
once- break away or lay away from a
fine looking Colored woman who always
looked mighty good to their xriend
Mr. Smith who was at that time pat
ting op his own good money for her
rapport and that was the main reason
why fie did not want her to associate
-with any kind, of a Colored man.
CoL Graves if ho would eoald tell
a nieo story in connection with
Anloviae Graves a Colored man redd-
ine in Atlanta, Ga, who claim that
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REV. W. SAMPSON BROOKS,
The popular and eloonent pastor of St. Paul's Church, St. Louis, Mo, who is
accomplishing a great work in behalf of reform among the citizens in
that city.
old highly respected Graves family of
that' city. , j
Some of the many white friends of
Cole Bleaso the South Carolina anar
chistic Governor mobbed and lynched
a. Negro by the name of Henry Fitts,
near Columbia in that rotten state,
last Saturday evening because ho had
refused to pay a dishonest note; he
was removed from the jail by tho mob
of white Christians without any trouble
and after tho mob had swung his body
up to a tree, tho lynchers , left a note
pinned to tho body of Henry Fitts,
stating that "Negroes must pay their
honest debts" and the white gentle
men composing tho mob signed it as
the warm "Friends of Governor
Blease."
Attorney General Thomas Brown
Felder of Georgia in speaking before
tho annual meeting of the American
Society on Jurisprudence at Washing
ton, D. C, the latter part of last week
voiced as he stated the sentiments of
tho Southern people in relation to mob
and Lynch Law.
He characterized as "anarchy" the
South Carolina Governor's speech in
favor of the lynch law before the meet
ing of Governors at Richmond two
weeks ago, and attacked Governor
Blease as an "enemy of the South."
The Georgia attorney goneral said
he came all the way to Washington to
make a complete reply on tho part of
the decent people of tho South to tho
"insults of Governor Blease." He
declared that the South did not stand
for lynch law, and tho people of the
country ought to know it.
"For an officer of the law, occupy
ing the chief executive chair of a
great state, to counsel lawlessness in
a high forum of debate at a time when
the eyes of a nation are fixed upon
him, constitutes an offense against the
majesty of the law the gravity of
which is without parallel or prece
dent," said Mr. Felder.
Mr. Felder 's paper created lively
discussion and was unanimously ap
proved by the members present.
Let each and every true and law
abiding American citizen throughout
this Republic fervently and fondly
hope that Attorney General Thomas
Brown Felder of. Georgia is voicing the
true and the everlasting sentiments of
the vast majority of the civilized peo
ple residing in the Southern states.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Luckey, 541
Dearborn street, and Mrs. Conley Me
Kinney, 5119 Grore avenue, have re
turned, from f'yt"1", lews, where they
spent a delightful Christmas as the
guests of Mrs. Minnie Meadows.
MRS. EMMA
AUSTIN.
LOUISE
Last Friday morning at 10:10 o'clock
Mrs. Emma Louise Austin, tho con
stant and devoted wife of Mr. Henry
H. Austin, 4927 Dearborn street, daugh
ter of Mrs. Matilda L. Thompson and
sister of Mrs. Nellie H. Bomar and
Mrs. Flora E. Washington, departed
this life after a long spell of sickness.
Funeral services were held over her
remains at St. Mark's church, Fiftieth
and Wabash avenue, at 2 o'clock, Sun
day afternoon.
F. A. Rawlins, the up-to-date fu
neral director, 4817 State street, was
in active charge. It was an automo
bile funeral. Six autos and an auto
hearse were used for the sad occasion
Rev. John W. Robinson, assisted by
Rev. Peters, preached the funeral ser
mon. He little knew as those words fell
from his lips, what a source of com
fort they brought to tho bereaved
ones.
Mrs. Austin, as stated above, leaves
a devoted and kind husband, a mother,
two sisters, one brother, other rela
tives and many friends to mourn her
untimely death. Her remains were laid
to rest at Oakwood cemetery. The fam
ily earnestly hopes that each individual
friend will accept our many thanks for
their kind attention during our dear
dear one's long illness; also for the
beautiful floral designs given by our
dear friends.
Our loss is Heaven's gain; our loved
one is at rest with God. "C."
SOME FIRE INSURANCE COMPAN
IES TtHl-'MHK TO WRITE ANY
MORE5 RISES ON FURNITURE
OWNED BY COLORED PEOPLE.
Samuel Richardson, dealer in real es
tate at 160 North Fifth avenue, who
has always been outspoken in behalf
of right and justice to all men regard
less of their race or color or their
past or present station in life, informs
us in a recent letter to the effect that
several fire insurance companies nave
notified him that on and after January
1, 1913, they will positively refuse to
write any more risks on the furniture
or other belongings of Colored people.
It win make not Iho slightest difference
whether tfiey belong to the upper ten or
io the lower strata of tho race. This
new and uncalled for blow is certainly
a great revelation and it indicates how
some fire Insurance companies are will
ing io lend their aid and-influence to
assist io create hatred and race prejudice.
DEATH OF
The Twentieth Annual
Christmas Ball given
by the First Regiment
Uniform Rank Knights
of Pythias
AT THE COLISEUM ANNEX, FIFTEENTH STREET AND WABASH
AVENUE, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25TH, WAS LARGELY
ATTENDED.
IT WAS A MOST ORDERLY AND CREDITABLE DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL
AFFAIR.
COL. AND MRS. H. H. BIGGS LED THE GRAND MARCH WHICH WAS
CONDUCTED BY CAPT. CLINTON L. HILL.
QUITE A NUMBER OF WELL DRESSED WHITE MEN AND WOMEN
ATTENDED THE BALL AND FREELY MINGLED WITH THE COL
ORED MEN AND WOMEN.
Wednesday eveniDg, December 25th,
Christmas, the First Regiment, Uni
form Bank K. of P.'s, gave its 20th
Annual Christmas Ball, at the Coliseum
Annex.
It was not only largely attended, but
in every way it was an orderly and
a very creditablo affair. Between 500
and 700 pcoplo were present and heart
ily joined in the gayities and dancing
of tho evening.
The grand march was conducted by
Capt Clinton L. Hill; it was led by
CoL and Mrs. H. H. Biggs, and the
300 to 500 men and women who par
ticipated in it looked very nice and
especially the ladies if you please, of
course it was not a formal nor full
dress affair; it was moro of a plain
old time or old fashioned Democratic
ball; for some of the men woro full
dress suits; others appeared in short
coats, and others wore long coats
minus the cut away.
Many of tho ladies, woro white shirt
waists and black skirts; others wcro
attired in full evening dress, and
others came mighty neigh not having
any kind of dresses on at all. Still
others wore street costumes with rich
white furs, and big hats lavishly trim
med.
Bight here, wo are going to make
a note of several other things, that
fell under1 the observation of our keen
eagle eyes, and that is, despite the
fact, that all of the railings and f roth-
TEACH CHILDREN CLEANLINESS.
Children should be taught neatness
and cleanliness before they are old
enough to be taught to read and spell.
The average mother will admit that
her children seem to love dirt and ab
hor cleanliness. Children love to play
in the dirt, at least most of them do.
And not all kinds of so-called dirt are
very dangerous. For example: a sand
pile has a decided attraction for both
girls and boys; and they can get pret
ty dirty playing in a sand pile. Then
there is tho mud pie industry at which
the little folks love to work; and tots
will get disgracefully dirty, but no
harm is done that soap and water will
not speedily correct.
So, just because the child gets dirty
at its play is no reason that it should
not be both permitted and encouraged
to play at all of the healthful out-door
pastimes. Bnt children should be
taught to be clean. They should be
instructed early In the care of their
mouths and teeth; to keep their hands
and faces dean; to bathe frequently
and regularly as soon as they are old
enough to perform these important of
fices for themselves; and both by
training and custom the parents should
inculcate this habit from infancy.
The idea in teaching children to be
dean should bo to develop them in
hygienic habits. It is first necessary,
of course, that the parents themselves
should acquire the habit of looking
carefully after these things that have
a direct bearing' upon the health of
their children. If this be done the
Mo. 13
ings at the mouth of Ihe daily news
papers in this city recently in relation
to Jack Johnson, and his marriage;
(Jnito a few White men and women,
were present at the ball and freely
mingled with the Colored men and
women, and no fights occurred owing
to this fact, nor harsh words nor in
sults wero thrown out by the parties
in either direction, at least not above
a whisper.
One White gentleman was especially
noticed by the writer; entered the hall
with a "high brown Colored lady."
She was very attractive in appearance
in every way and the gentleman was
the very embodiment of politeness and
he was at her beck and call every time
she made a move and we were reliably
informed that they are honorably and
lawfully married and reside in a fine
home on the south side.
Simply proving after all, that there
is a vein of human brotherly love,
friendship or whatever you might call
it, running through tho hearts of all
human beings; and this silver chord,
as it might be properly designated,
freely permits them to mingle together
on social occasions like the above
and conduct themselves in a natural
way or manner, as long as the ani
mal part in each and every individual ,
is not stirred up or the fur rubbed the
wrong way, by loudly and constantly
appealing to race prejudice.
children will soon form the habit of
doing those things that make for bod
ily hygiene and for physical health and
strength. This will mean that habits
of eating, sleeping, exertion and bath
ing, the care of the teeth, .mouth, eyes
and those offiees which, if carefully
looked after and properly performed,
tend to promote human health and ef
ficiency, will be formed in early life
and are not likely to be neglected in
later years.
Monster New Year's
DANCE AND BALL
By ti
EIGHTH REGIMENT ILLINOIS
NATIONAL GUARDS '
At the Screati Regiment Armory
Thirty Fourth St 6 Wentwortfi Ave.
New Tear's Night, the famous 8th
Regiment and their host of friends will
hold the fort at the 7th Regiment Ar
mory where they win give a grand
military dance and haTJ. This will bo
the big and crowning event of the New
Year's festivities. The full regimental
band will give a eoneert from 8 to 10.
Following this will coma the Grand"
March, and thenee until the wee sma'
hoars the dancers will revel to their
full la the mazes e? a rarisd program.
Make so other engagements, for yon
oast be numbered among those present.
New Year's night, Jan. 1, 1913, 7th
Segimeat Armory. Admission 60 cents.
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wntaet with a Colored man what isj
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