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FRIDAY, MAY 30. 1902.
This editorial voices our sentiment.
We prefer to reprint this from the
Miner in preference to an article of
our own, for fear we should be judged
of being biased:
"We condemn lynching, mob vioi
lence and all forms of illegal execution
and we know that it is a disgrace to
a supposed civilized state of which
were introduced n the human holo
caust at Lansing, Texas, as detailed
In the Miner's news columns yester
day. and which attracted a large and
appreciative audience of both men and
The wretched Negro's' eyes were
burned out by flaming sticks, as a pre
liminary to the feast of cruelties that
was in store for the criminal, the
woman whom he had assaulted being
present to enjoy the ceremonial. and
demonstrate to the world what a deli
cate and tender creature she was.
"It is hard for the common herd in
a civilized community to appreciate
or understand the highly developed
sensitiveness and aesthetic tastes of a
female of this type, but Texas has the
capacity to produce her.
"The Lone Star state brings a blush
to the face of the poet who wrote
that 'bell hath no fury like a woman
scorned,' for Texas goes hell a little
better in the case referred to.
"It is not diffcult to imagine that
the indignation of the people would
lead to the death of the colored
wretch who had perpetrated an as
sault upon the female in question,
even though he did not go to the ex
treme of taking her life, as is the
usual practice in such cases; but it
require. a vivid stretch of the im
agination to detect any good to the
community that can come from the
series of savage tortues and picture
esque inhumanities that preceded the
death of the criminal.
"It has taken centuries for the hu
man race to rise above the mate cru
elties of the animal nature in man,
and administer justice for the sake ",f
justice instead of for the purposes of
revenge; and the Texas method of
treating the depraved and wretched
brute demoralizes the community and
takes a step backward in civilization,
as far as the intelligence of the mob
was able to go.
"There are men in every state in
the union, who, by reason of their in
telligence, culture and environment
deserve torture-if torture be per
missible under the laws of God or man
-much more than the degraded, pas
'ion-besotted animal in human form
Wbo assaulted the statue of brass that
subsequently enjoyed his punishment.
"The man who loads sweet Inno
cence astray, and places on the tram
way of ruin and disgrace the tender
souls of God's loveliest flowers in the
gardens of the home, is a greater
criminal-when measured by effects
than the colored beast who knows less
of duty, less of man's responsibility
to man, less of all that is great and
good and glorious in human life,
"The inhabitants of Texas, who in- F
flicted tortures that would make 'n
Apache Indian green with envy, have I
destroyed the beastly body of a cap- y
tured brute; but they have dragged t
civilization down from its lofty pedes
tal and trailed the time honored prim- a
ciples of humanity in the dirt. v
'Evidently the citizens of Lansing
are in training for military positions Ii
of trust and responsibility in the Phil- e
ippines, under General Smith."
The upper branch of congress is a
being constantly degraded before the o
country by Senator Tillman of South
Carolina, and it is not surprising to
learn that his democratic colleagues
left the 4enate chamber yesterday
when he was delivering his senseless
tirade against the policy of the United fc
States government in the Philippines.
It must have been deeply humiliating
to democratic senators, especially
ite'a in rg that for many reasotns, some of which we shall herein state.
that there is both a great necessity and a wide and useful field for the
itpublication of a journal devoted to the advocacy of the rights of the Negro
in Miontana, as well as serving the purpose of disseminating the facts aol
occurler.ces among tie race in every local field, thereby keeping each in
touch with the other, a medium to bring the colored people of the state
closer togetiter and establishing a greater social unity, we embark
this journalistic canoe, set sail. att the truth, fore the
tarts, to the wind oif public sentiment, hoping not to get wrecked upon
the financ(ial shoals and have sufficient ballast on board not to be dis
mantled by the derelicts and typhoons which will be directed our way,
hut that upon the turbulent and stormy waters of newspaper life we will
he kept safely buoyed by helping ha,,.os and guided by the lighthouse of
solid race support and the support of the business men who are benefitted
hb' the race, we will pilot safely into the harbor of success.
Pertinent Facts Regarding Our Position.
When all of the data which has been published and the
-controversies which are being carried on both upon the ros
trum and in the press in reference to various phases of the Negro
problem, sifted, there stands out prominently like royal gems in the con
stellation of truth a few Incontrovertible facts. It is an axiom that the
Negro is here to stay always, until the great universal Pelee eruption
any who hope he is going to emigrate anywhere are following a delusive
fancy-that unlike the many races which migrated here to avail them
selves of the democratic spirit and the liberality of freedom which perme
ates both the legal and custom laws of our land, he was forcibly and un
willingly brought here. The white man of America made it his own prob
lem. The Negro in the evolution of time and history became a citizen.
As such he has the same inalienable rights as any other class of citizens
tinder the same conditions and circumstances, and the minute you begin
to tear down the rights of any one race under our flag, you are striking a
blow which is sure to weaken the whole fundamental structure. One of the
chief aims and purposes of our journal which we shall endeavor to carry
out to the best of our meager ability will be to at all times and in every
conceivable way work and labor for the greatest political and legal
rights which our race is guaranteed under the Constitution of the United
States and the State of Montana, and to by every means bring the race
in this State to a compact union, a fraternal spirit, free from all petty
jealousies and dissensions-a perfectly united machine, adjusted in every
part-in order that these rights may be attained.
Politically we shall strike hard for the best interests of the Negro and
what we deem best for the Negro asa citizen of the State of Montant.
Those principles which are beat to dominate the official life and the public
offices of the State of Montana, the County of Silver Bow and our mu
nicipality, are under nearly all conditions best for the Negro, as he Is a
civic factor which makes up the whole of our commonwealth.
Socially it is our purpose and intention to establish a system of re
porters In all of the larger cities and towns of Montana, who will weekly
send in the items and occurrences among our race in their respective cities,
so that we will all know what each others are doing.
By keeping in contact with social news throughout the country, and
with all of the colored journals of t'ie country, we will give our readers
fresh all important race happenings and facts relating to the race which
will interest them. Our first issue Is by no means complete, as our force
is not as yet in working order, and we ask the indulgence of our friends
until we get in working harness. We first have to start before much can
be accomplished, but in time and In a few issues we hope to be able to
publish one of the best journals in the %est. Our next issue will be en
larged, and we hope to publish eventually a journal of which our many
friends will be proud.
those from the South, to hear the men
ator from South Carolina boast of the
fcorruption of the ballot box and the
fwanton killing of Negroes. "When
we get ready to put a nigger's face in
the sand," shouted this blatant dema
gogue, "we put his body there, too."
There are, of course, thousands of
black men in the South who are
superior Intellectually and mor-ally to
Tillman, and a little of the "Negro
domination" which he so greatly fears,
tif it could send him and men like him
to the rear, would advance every ma
Sterial interest of the South, It is the
malign influence of such men as Till
man which makes the race problem in
the South so difficult of solution, and
may yet bring on results of the most
When President Roosevelt enter.
tamned a colored man at his table and
withdrew such invitation from Sen
ator Tillman he placed a relative value
on the latter's character which the
country appreciates.-Inter Moun
Special to the New Age:
Butte, Montana, May 29, 1902.-I
Please to allow me a short space in
your valuable colums w, relate a fewI
things in reference to our church,
The Baptist territory In this city
among our people need to be culti
vated and that with care,
We were late in coming to this
field, notwithstanding the -Lord will
establish His house in due time.
We have two departments organised
as auxilliaries. viz: the Band of Hope
and the Band of Gideon. The officers
of the Band of Hope are as follows:
President, Miss M. Withers.
Vice President, Letha Usters.
Secretary, Claudie Bell,
Treasurer, Grace John son,
The Band of Gideon officers are as
President, Mrs. E. H, Johnson.
Vice President. C. C. Laws,
Secretary, Miss Gladys Drown.
I- Treasurer, Mrs. Duicilia Lewis.
.e The Bethel Baptist church is pro
.e gressig nicely. Preaching evry Sun
n day at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
n We have about fifty Baptists in .this
i. city besides over one hundred well
wishers, and if they all would be
f Gideon men we would make the devil
e tremble in his tracks.
0 B. Y. P. U. has been started at
0 Bethel Baptist church every Sunday
1. evening from 7 to 8. All are invited
2 to attenu these services.
`. Officers of Literary Society:
E) President. Mr. E. J. Brown.
Vice President. Mr. L. B. Jones.
Secretary, Mr. H. B. Jacobs
Treasurer, Mrs. Parthenia Bell.
tThe Erodus literary society under
the leaders hip of President Brown
has been wonderfully successful. We
shall pray for good leaders to stay at
We regret the absence of Mrs.
Jacobs, chairman, from the programme
committee. She has filled the posi
tion with such high honors that we
are at a loss to know where to hitcn
on without her services.
We hope sincerely, she having filled
that station so royally, that she will
return and take her place in the ranks
An agent is wafited to canvass for I
Booker T. Washington's and Prof.
Crogman's books. Both of them are 1
good selling books..
One can make good morjey withou~t
a great deal of talk. I have the pros
pectus with a number of the books.
The Methodists of this city will soon
be ready to dedicate their new church,
We ask God's blessing upon them.
The Baptists are behind in the pace
and are coming up the hill gradually. C
The Acme Shining Parlor, for ladies 1;
and gentlemen; tan shoes dyed; open S
until 8:30 p. m. Polite attention. H. c'
E. Flitcher, proprietor. d
Fo rairny yer Susani I. Anthony
has. been coitctjug. niaterilt for and
planlning aug ~xtiai. tjic history of tha
%olnsat softi age mu.ot~t~lttt in this
countitry. She iý n(0w at her homne in
Ilotlitter. N. Y., writing the history.
the hias not appea red on the public
pta tlort t for a year ant! sel~lout goes
itut. wish ing to reserve all her
strength for the (on(lusiont of this
work. ex pecting to make it a monu
flint to the cause in which she has
mtasse such a long anti valiantt fight.
Saint P'ierre has been generally
(-imiared to Pompeii. The comparison
is imaginative, but not exact. In St.
Pierre destruction has been plutonian.
In Pompeii it was relatively slight.
Pompeii was a town of about 12.000
inhabitiants. Of these all save a few
hundred escaped. The latter were
There had occurred a hail of little
stones. ¶licen ensued a ramn of ashes.
It was that which suffocated those
who remainedl. Thirty years ago .the
same sort of thing happened at
Naples. But with this difference:
For protection umbrellas sufficed.
A comparison between St. Pierre
and Pompeii Is not therefore admis
sible. Lisbon perhaps would be more
to the point. The catastrophe which
occurred there was due, however, not
to an eruption, but to an earthquake.
It may be worth noting that in mod.
emn Greek earthquakes and eruptions
are synonymous. They are called
theomenia. literally God's anger, a
term probably suggested by Psalm,
civ., 32: "He looketh on the earth
and it trembled. He toucheth the hills
and they smoke."
Statisticians estimate that through
theomenla r4,000,000 have lost their
lives. To these must now be added
those that have perished in Marti
nique. Yet, though the loss there is
prodigious, it is less than that which
When the capital of Portugal fell
Europe shook. The Alps tottered. The
Pyrenees quivered as leaves do in &
storm. The convulsion was felt in
Africa. Near Morocco an entire city
disappeared. The earth opened. Then
it closed. The city had gone.
The vibrations of the earthquake c
extended to Finland. They reached
Canada. They affected even the An
tilles. Meanwhile, at Lisbon, in just
six minutes, 60.000 people died. b
The catastrophe in the Caribbean is t
therefore more comparable to that a
than to the accident at Pompeii. In. d
vestigations have shown that in Pom.
peii there was no la'.n, no fire, none of f
the horrors which the southern sea tb
has seen. But as Investigations have
also shown there have been mistakes.
The sentinel, for instance, who per.
fished nobly, a martyr to duty at his n
post, has turned out to be a footpad. C
Through an error of antiquarians the a
honors due to a hero have been 8
usurped by a thief. It is comforting B
to conclude that in honors as In hor. sc
rors it is human to err. 1
Washington, May 26.-Mr. Patter
son of Colorado, one of the minority
members of the Philippine committee,
occupied the floor most of the day in
a discussion of the Philippine ques
rtion. Mr. Patterson said the editorial
1in his paper, the Denver News, quoted
by Mr. Foraker several days ago, had
tbeen written prior to the time men
tionej by Mr. Foraker. Mr. Foraker
and Mr. Hoar had a brief debate over
i-'residenf- McKinley's proclamation to
-the Filipinos. Sixty-two private pen
sion bit's were passed.
kResoiution on Lynching.
Soon after the senate convened Mr.
I Gallinger of New Hampshire offered
I a resolution Providing that the jpdici
I ary committee of the senate should
" make an investigation into the subject
of lynchings, with a view of ascer
taining whether there was any remedy
Mr. Gallinger said he introduced the
resolution in full view of the fact that
he might be charged with precipitat
ing a sectional controversy, but no
thing was further from his thoughts.
He said lynchings were not confined
to the Mouth. Horrible cases had oc
curred in the North and white men,
as well as 'i;j k, had been the victims.
An Awful Record.
During the past ten years 2,658
lynchings have occurred in the United
States. If the strong arm of the law
could prevent such occurrences, he
deemed it wise to do so. He read the ji
ayj associatedi press account of the i
re burning in Texas a few days Nam~
b( hay ad history did not furnisha6.H
,is fiendish instance of mob wrath or
in Fox's "Boo kof Martyrs"watmei
*y comparison. The whol Was tae i
ic business, he said, wa le wiary t
L- Anerican manhood, in ah tigaoh
ligr whit h the aileged atrocities in t
is Philiippines paled into insignifla
i,. The Spanish inquisition did not fr
is nish a case exceeding that one In is.
humanity. He apprehended that it
woutld be said that the federai o,
ly metwas Powerless and that t
ystates had exclusive Jurisdiction, th
in so the AmericanPopedsrdt
7 Not Confined to Texas,
1o Mr. Bailey, of Texas, said heha
w no idiea of being drawn into any s,
'e tionai controversy by the senator frrs
N. w Hampshire, and he would be will,
e Ing to have the people Judge the msen
g, who perpetrated such outrages R.
e desired, however, to discuss the peg.
e tion whether the government ha
*~tried to go into the several states sad~
take charge of the peace andj good
order. He asked, therefore, that the
e. resolution go over. "There can be so
~.objection," $aid Mr. Bailey, "to
e report from the judiciary committe
hon the subject, because I am sure
tthere can be but one conclusion
reached, But in the 'course of haitsl.
vestigation if it should undertake to
parade before the country all tke
lynchings and burnings that have oe.
curred in any section over a nameleft
offense and all the murders of women
and children, and all the abductions
which have occurred in other section
of the country, the only result it seems
to me would be to make us think lefs
of oursc'ves as a people and as a as.
Lion, and I have little disposition to in.
dulge in that pastime myself."
A Case In Kansas,
The resolution went over. Suh~e.
quently Mr. Culberson of Texas had
read the story of the burning of s
Negro near Leavenworth, Kan., in
January, 1901, saying he wanted the
fact understood that these crimes oc.
curred in other states than Texas. He
hoped the New Hampshire senator
when reciting examples of these
crimes In the future would not con'
fine himeelf to one state,
M~r. Hoar, chairman of the judici.
ary committee, said his committee
had' had the subject under considers.
Lion, The matter had been considered
as a question of constitutional law and
The conference report on the forti.
fications appropriation bill was agreed
to without debate,
a. (Special to the New Age.)
r" Washington, D. C.. May 13.-To.
is morrow morning Representatives
1. Crumpacker of Indiana, General
.e t'.eVtcham of New York, Dick and
n Southard of Ohio. Roberts, Guiet.
g Barney, Brown, Jenkins, Dalhe, David.
r" son, Smith and Connor. leave in a
special car as the guests of Represen"
tative Thompson of Alabama to make
a tour of the South and investigate
thoroughly from close personal con
tact the race conditions and prob
-,lems in the Black Belt. Congress
man Thompson, who owns a large
.1plantation near Tuskegee, employing
over 500 Negro hands, is an ardent
believer in Booker T. Washington's
system of industrial education for the
masses and of his views on other
rphases of the race problem. He de
rsires the leaders in congress and his
personal friends who have an Influ
ence in shaping the~ slation at the
capital to study t' negro at close
range. It is understood that the main
object of the tour I sthe collection of
data and arguments in order to SOC"
cessfully push the Freeman Inquiry
Commission bill in congress.
The Right Solution.
A colored girl, Miss Accool. the
daughter of a clergyman in the Afre
American church of New York city,
has just graduated at the head of her
class in the Girls' High School 5t
Brooklyn, and says she will spend her
life teaching. This is the proper SO
lution of the race problem-educatiotn.
-Iowa State Editor,
The status of the civilization of the
country is lowered every time a Negro
or any citizen is lynched, or burned.
or executed, without due process of