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WILL "STAND PAT"
ON FIRST ORDER
SCORNS MONEY OFFr AND
Mayor Wouldn't Preside-The Sena
tor is Being Guarded by Police
and Detectives While in
Chicago, No,v. 27.---The efforts of
the colored citizens of Chicago to pre
vent United States Senator Benja:
min R Tillman from delivering an ad
dress here tonight in Orchestra hall
was unsuccessful. When the South
Carolina senator arrived in Chicago
early in the afternoon lie was told of
threatened injinction proceedings to
prevent him from appearing on the
platform and of a money considera
tion that had been offered if lie would
cancel his engagement, but Mr. Till
man expressed scorn for both. Un
til lie leaves for Fond-du-Lac, Was.,
tomorrow, Senator Tillman will be
guarded by police and private de
teetives. This is in accordance with
an order issued by Mayor Edward
F. Dunne, who was seliduled to pre
side at tonight's -nooting, but who
refused to have anything to do with
the affair after a committee of col
ored citizens had visited him a few
Senator Tillman gave his add'ress
protected. by 40 detectives. In antici
pation of trouble 9 nnnibr of police
men were kept at nearby stations in
reserve, but they were not called for.
?ix negro policemen mingled with the
crowd which blocked the street in
front of the hall.
In the audience were many negroes,
but they listened to Senator Tillman's
remarks good noturedly and although
lie was interrupted many times, the
meeting passed off without trouble.
In leading up to his address, ''Sliall
the United States Annex Cuba," Mr.
Tillinan took occasion to criticize
.Mayor Dunne's action in refusing to
preside at the meeting. ''I have been
told that I have been snubbed by the
mayor of this city," said the senator.
"I did not .ask Mayor Dunne to be
here tonight. If anyone has been
snubbed it is the gracious ladies, who
planned this meeting to secure money
for the Chicago Union hospital and
who requested Mayor Dunne, the
creature of a political hour to come
forward and add his mite.
I. have been advertised to discuss
the annexation of Cuba," continued
Mr. Tillman, "but in view.of the fact
that I could not discuss that subject
Without discussing the race question,
I am going to go at thb matter ham
mer. and tongs. Therefore, I shall
discuss the race problem pure and
simple from an American- standpoint
and not from a Cuban standpoint.
Owing to my experience with the
question and the diligent study I have
made of it, I believe I am better
qualified to discuss this question than
any other man in America." . .
While discussing the 15th amend
ment to the constitution, which he de
clared gave the negro every right that
a white man had, he was interrupted
several times by one of his listeners
who kept asking "1How about Ken
Finally Mr. Tillman seemed to lose
his temper and exclaimed:
'Oh, shut your mouth. You don't
know the A B C of this thing. I for
got 40 years ago more than you ever
''You make up your minds that
equality before the law which the
15th amendmeit guarantees is right
and should be enforced notwithstand
ing its results. If this law was en
forced it would result in two States
at least being dominated absolutely
ly negroes, while four other States
would be so near being governed by
the negro that there would practical
ly be an equal division of offices."
A voice-''How about the law?"
Senator Tillman-''The law, to
hell with such law."
After telling in detail how the neg
prevented from casting his bal
lot in the South, Senator Tillman
''There is a great deal more to
this question than the little racket
here in Chicago."
A voice-"How about the negro
Senator Tillman: "Well, I will tell
you about your negro judge and about
your political machines putting him
on your ticket and bamboozling those
poor, ignorant baboons into electing
him, and then afterwards you fellows
who voted the ticket without know
ine what was on it, find a way te
cheat. him out of it.
''No matter what the people in
the North may say or do, the white
race in the South will never be
dominated by the negro and I want
to tell you now that if some State
should ever make an attempt tc
'save South aCrolina' we will show
them, in their fanaticism that we will
make it red before we make it black.
''God Almighty made the Cauca
sian of better clay than theMongolian
or the African or any other race. The
Ethiopian is a burden. bearer. He has
done absolutely nothing for history,
nor has lie ever achieved anything of
great importance. There are no great
men among the race. Yet this people
has been picked out by the fanaties
of the North and lifted up to the
equality of eitizenship and to the
rights of suffrage. No doubt many
of you have listened to the oratory
of the greatest colored man of this
country-Booker Washington. He
had a white father, however, and his
brains and his character lie has in
herited from that father.
Senator Tillman then told his audi
ence of the attack on white women by
negroes in the South and declared
that the people of the North were in
a great measure responsible for this
state of affairs.
-In conclusion, Senator Tillman
"Now, as a general illustration of
the injustice that is sometimes done,
President Roosevelt discharged three
companies of colored soldiers without
a courtmartial, and in doing this he
punished innocent men for the crime
of a few. In doing this lie transcend
ed the authority of the law and he
ought not to have done it.''
During Mr. Tillinan's speech a
colored man and a Russian were ar
rested for creating a disturbance in
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11R. A. J. BETHEA NAMED
3ov.-Elect Ansel Also Announces Re
appointment of Miss Henderson
Greenville, Nov. 27.-Gov.-Elect
Uartin F. Ansel announced today the
%ppointneiit of Mr. A. J. Bethea of
Darlington, the private secretary to
Ahe governor, and Miss Alice Hender
ion, the private stenographer to the
,lr. Bethen was highly recommend
)d to Mir. Ansel by many influential
)ersons of the State and especially by
lhose' of the Pee Dee section. Mr.
Betlea was born and raised in Mar
on aiid moved to Darlington several
years ago, where he becamc the edi
tor of the Darlington Press, a weekly
niewspaper of much moment in the
Pee Dee section.
Mi. Ansel made this appointment
after much deliberate consideration,
and it, will doubtless be satisfactory
to the people of the State in general.
Miss Henderson is at present the
stenographer of Gov. Heyward and
Bile has been capable at all times, and
t1le appointment is de.-orved. She
has many friends all over South Car
olina who will have cause to congra
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