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ROOSEVELT AND HH ATTITUDE
TOWARD THE NEGRO VOTE.
Colonel Rosevelt has written a let
ter on the Neji-ro question In which he
savs he would eliminate' the Nvgro in
the South for the presents at least,
while holding on to tvii in th" North,
iiid it has brought oVit some vloro.ia
jo. anient tn and out vt Congress. '1 he
i i . i . . . ... i . . . . . ; - fi,x .'(. t no in
The- south. r,t he win gnaw a lii-.-. ite -caught for wholesale slaughter.
ment, and promoting' the .white offi
cers who were mors .than guilty. Jl
the Negro was guilty at all it -only
went to scow that Mr. . Roosevelt's
friendship for the Negro was only to
toll him into trap where he could be
went, a piece
are told that)
with Her, giving the girl, as she
of her mind; We
such scenes,, are
quite common throughout th(
city; 1 f so, thie autnormes ougtit
at once to
-top to it.
lake steps to put a
All coal ran nica tions l- this paper
must le aci'ouipahifd by the name of
the author, not j -ceitirilv for publi
cation but as a sjuarau'ee ot good
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17. 1912
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN TICKET
FOR PRESIDFNT '""'
WILLXANWTOWA UD TAFT
OF OH IO.
FOR VICE PKKiMDRNT .
JAMES S. SIIEU-M AN
OF NKW YORK
It's pretty tough, fellows, but
take your medicine like men.
Bull Moose Negroes, how does
that dish of crow set upon your
Mr. Roosevelt wiiJ, sooner or
later, find that the whirligig of
time brings its revenues.
Every fair minded Negro in
the land will commend President
Taft. for coming to-the assist
ance of Mingoe Saunders..
We are gld to note the prac
tically unanimous denunciation
of theJk'H Moose Ky the Negro
press of the country.'
To try to "pay a rain to disre
gard a solemn pledge, and then
because he refused. to be bought
denounce him, is the ''most un
kindest cut of all."
ituows that as a. political factor the Ny--cro
has alieady been largely eliminat
ed and he is trying- lo appeal to the
nrejudit-cs of the whiti! people of the
Am:th in order to si cure their support
He will reckon with his host, however,
-vlost of th Southern people, at Jeost
are wise to the ways ..of-the erratic
... nine nrifi tke little stock in E.ny-
Lhins: h iivts r says. His effort for
...nfi.il itfuality by' having- BookJi
as-hinsrton dine with him in the WhlCfc
Hou.-.i1: l!is apTjoiiiinieii't - of a .rgro
collecror at Ciutrlesti'ti. S. , over th
nrift.st of nearly all of its citizens, am
of a Neg-ress as fo:,tmater in a Mls
sis.iDtii town, dissrusicd the Southern
neouie and tiny will not tako kin31y
t.i him nolitically. . Bet-HUe tlu-y treat
ed him civilly when ls spoke. IhroHifll
the South the Hits Bull Al jose inust r.C
think he has won ll.em. It was but
eviJence of their natuial politeness
,:nl consult ration of visitors. Artel
holding open the doo-v of hope so long
to the Negro it is too late now for the
Cr.loi-el to foo! anybody by slatmmn?
in" his face. He can't hoodwink South
ern i-emocrats '
We repioduee above what the Lex
ington Heiald had to say in its issue
of August 7th whicn plainly shows
the- altitude and feeling of fli
South towards the Bull Moose. It fur
ther shows that the Southern white
man, that is of the better class, thousn
he be a Democrat, has never raacb
ed the point where he would strike a
blow at the N-egro of the Southland
that would absolutely cut him off from
all avenues of progress.
If it is a lact that Mr. Roosevelt
wrote a letter setting tcrth that the
Progressive party was: to be strictly a
white man's party, there was absolute
ly nothing else for -Jie comity to do
other than to 6bey the boss. This
third party is Mr. Rcosevelt's party
3nly, started by him when no one else
was even thinking of such a thing.
He is now, and always has been, in
full control and is solely responsible
for everything that goes with the par
ty. His own explanation of his atti
tude towards the Negro, is not by any
means satisfactory and only more fully
sLotvs him as he is.
The Lexington News, in the begin
ning of the district campaign, after a
careful observation of the past his
tory of both Mr. Taft and Mr. Roose
velt, began, to support Mr. Taft, and
las all along earnestly opposed Mr.
Roosevelt, our contention being that
Mr. Taft is a true friend to the Negro
and a fit man for' the head of the na
tion, while Mr, Roosevelt's Bull "Moose
methods, if nothing else, made him
absolutely unfit. . Not only that, we
fail to see that he ever has in his life
ione anything for the Negro worth
Co!. Roosevelt has never placed a
iVegro where he thought he would get
out alive. In making his appointment
of the Charleston, S. C port, and ot
the Mississippi postoflice, over the
protast" of the people of ' those " com-
jawnHies-,.'he could y i. i jM''K ha
at that timir-eojisirtefN fofe; when
he ordered those Negroes to the battle
of San Juan Hill he could not have
thought it safe, or hie, too, wouid have
been there nimself instead of twenty
miles away; when he placed the Ne
iro Foldiers at Brownsville, over the
protect of .the Senator from that State,
he could not have thought that safe.
and after the trouble at Brownsville
le discharged every Negro, guilty 01
not, connected with that regiment, and
promote:! the white officers whose
iuty it was to know what Negro was
out of the barracks on that night, .md
ipon whose authority he was out. It
'he Nsgro was out, the white man was
resronsihJe for his being out, and
Roosevelt could iiot have believed na
V23 dfir3 the right Ihing to discharge
the irresponsible" and promote the re
-ponsible parties. y
fo set this out of his actions-
We fail to see how it will be That after he had placed the Negro
keefftho V0,... 1 f. eTer" F'ace m nis rower .o gei rm
w "-v if.... ""'""""j '"' of him, had failed to make a
All of these facts should nave
proved to the dumbest Negro in the
Unicn that Roosevelt .was no,.
Yiend to the NVsro, bv.t, we are
orry to say, it did not and this -Mass
of Nezro that can't see things in
time to advise us especially when he
ias our confidence, is more daugerou.3
6 the-Negro race than Rooseveit is to
lie national people. - -
We lave some men right in Lexing
on who would almost give tliei," Uie
n the support Of Mr. Roosevelt. In
'.he county campa.ig: after the connty
on-.eniii'on, some of the old line chapa
melt rats and quit. - They , did not
n'n tty to LaGrango or Louisville
""hey. bad watched the shooting of I1kj
irrovs," and they knew all, if the Uid
lid not know anything. But thei'
ire ethers that today, alter all of his
tcficn, will lose hours of their time
Tying to convince us that Roosevelt is
ii r .friend and they are on the ngnr
oac It v.oaM make a dog laugh
'hen fbey try to explain that he was
-istt in running the steam roller over
11 the Negroes at Chkaso on too Cm
if this month. They even now try to
'nd some way to excuse and forgive
im. After he told them that he did
vot want them, they followed him to
'hicago, and after he put them out
ide of the door - and shut the door
ome even here in Lexington wait', to
urtter force themselves ori htm and
an not to save their lives, give an
ntelligent reason for so douiS- They
'o not even know hint, nor where he
anre from, and the only thing now
hev can" say is we are not wanted
n either rarty. What a silly expres-
ion for an educated majt to mako.
" The o!d line Republican party lias
lwavs held out the inviting hand to
he Negro. Not only that, the party
as always taken care of him and his
ntereHts from the days of Lincoln on
.own to the present time.
This party, the one that Mr. Taft
stands for, is the only party for the
Jegio. He not only showed his ignor-
Mice by going to the Bull Moose com-
ention, but he has shown what harm
le can" do towards herding his people
n the wrong direction for. the good of
he Negro race in America.
There are several things for the
S'egro of America to learn to do that
le may even encourage the support of
lis real white fxiend-3 both North and
Jouth. He must let all of his dealings
e honest and absolutely on the
quare. He must not reach" out his
land for anything that he is not en-
itled to, nor must he accept anything
.hat he cannot receive and take care
jf with honor to himself and race. He
nust be sure to put himself -where- his
presence and support are wanted and
tis worth : is appreciated." He must
how ' his loyalty . to the "party and
jiSdsw2ujvce Jt other days friends
We are at a loss as td what to
think or say of those Negroes
who, notwithstanding th" treat-
' rnent accorded their brethren in
the South by Colonel Roosevelt,
- are still yelling for him.
mm to ue turiuii over 10 tne
tender mercieof the menin the
South who h;ive already dis
franchised him, as Mr. Roose
velt now wishes.
sale slaughter, he with his official
broad axe, made a clean sweep by
discharging" every 7egro in the regi-
f 14 his father and mother and. are
odaj standing for us against the en-
my of our race and the Republican
.vernment.. When we. learn to do
?e things our interest will be- taken
ifre ofoh eveTside, since "right is
isht and right tneayshail win."
This was plainly shown wnTS Q the
second day ef the Bull Moose cohvenb
ion Mr. Hugh T. Haiberl,. offered the
allowing plank in the platform.
The. 'National Prog-ressi ve party rce
srniEes that distinction of race, of
lass, orFex. in political life, have no
'ace in a Democracy Especially does
he party realize that group of tea mil
lion people, w!rt have, in a arenei atioVi,
hangred from slavery to a fiee labor
ystem, re-tstahlished family life, ac
cumulated si. billion dollars of real j
iroperty and' reduced their illiteracy
rrom eisrhty lo thirty per cent,- at
serves and must have justice, oppor
.unity and a voice in their government
Of course, much lo his disappoint
ment, it was not adopted, but he has
shown that in all gatherings the Ne-
zro has some friends.. We-are "glad
that the so-called Progressive party
under the guiding hand of Roosevelt
kicked the. Negro out in time for him
to get on. the old ark of safety
OR OF HOPE."
The Southern. Negro is dis
party did it.
toward bo ml
Negro at t
fe from the Repub-
onism, says : "The
le South"- is not
wanted in thA Bull Mot se move
What he wants at the South
are gx-Confe lerates, they are of
the proper st uff for real progres
sivism, so 1 e says, and as ex
Confederates will not affiliate
politically vith their black
neighbors, tl - blacks must keep
"hands off.' .
Doe? any iody recall the ex-
pannot consent that
fope shall be closed
n on accouut ot his
fins was the utter-
idate Roosevelt be
fore his nominati"n"at the Chi-
ion in 1904.
can carry water on
both seouldeks, and we doubt if
osevelt will be able
the Door of I
gainst a m
ance of Cv.nd
cago con ven
North into t
to fool the qolored voters of the
ie belief that he is
an insincere hypo
crite and derjoagogue, dangerous
to the peace
of tl e Republic and
Term movement it-
past. 7 We cod I not expect any mo
from the rankest Southern Democrat
We hope our brethren in the border
St.tes of the North Maryland,'. West
Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana ant'
any o her wb re they hold the bal
tnce of (Kwer will not assist Co'.
Roosevelt in buildinjr upa white n an's
Progressive party in the South n -black
and whi-e m '.s p rt v m ih
North Let hiiu accepr. ihe Ne
vote "universal v or not at nil.
The New York, IVnns h aivs
md West Virginia delpgtiont
at: the Brill Mooe conventioi
had several negroes in ihei;
number. It must have strticU
the New York negro delegate as
fuuny for him to be admitted
from New . York -state, while it
lie had come from where he ori
ginally- belong d, "Mississippi,
he would have had to range in
the "supplemental" reservation
where he could see the grass but
not eat along with the "Lily
self is annr?Sioly thing, and that
it should reslult in endorsing the
1 . .
Democratic ( program at the
South" in iijs quest for Demo
cratic support is uot surprising.
that the violj
1868 has net
urpriing thing is
t murder of 40 000
fat, the south since
wecriyed the cordial
e")na,n who lynch
trial by Jud
do not wish
will pro bah
W HU E
The . Colonel could not have
hit upon a better plan to catch
'." the average Negro hating South
erner's vote, but he will find
that even such a plan will not
catch enough of them to land
1 him in the White House asain
There are yet a few Negroes
who have not been kicked hard
enough and who are still yelling
for ltoosevelt. J hese - men
seemed join?d to their idol, and
the beyt thing for the rest of us
to do is to let them severely
alone. It is a waste of time to
argue with a man who has made
up hU' mind in advance to be
deaf to all.argument.
Let every Negro in those
states where his vote counts
show his svmnathv for lii hritli.
- J I XT . .
c. fi c..(h u .i.: j iNews comes 10 us-tnat tne
votinirfor President TAft nH "wa,u Ul 1 Ul
' 1 . 1 T 1 T -1 .mm
. the -party which has been hii we normal aua industrial
"stay in ages past, . his hoDe in pcnooi, in order o pay the large
: j ears to come," the party which salarJ bave promised the
has stood but for his rights as a new Presiient, win . cut down
fitiyn J - the salaries of the , other mem-
- . . . - .
ber9 of the faculty none too
Judge O'Rear. be it said to large before. If this is the pol-
his credit, has returned to the j icy they are going to pursue to
fold, having decided that lie carry into effect the new "idea, "
cannot follow the .Bull" Moose j it doe3 not take a prophet to
in his effort to break ur the foretell the regult. Mr. Buch'.
parly - with; which he has fdl anan '.will lave -a . corps of . dis-
his life been identified. -The satisfied assistants to start with,
- judge will take ihe stump for which can but handicap him in
lait and win, no doubt, do good the beginning of his work
work in the campaign, v We hope we' have been mis
informed; tor we want to see
- - - . s'
Mr. Buchanan, who appears to
be a clever, well-meaning gen
tleman, with the. good of the
young people who will bo placed
ncder him at heart, succeed
No one is more interested in the
work at Frankfort than we ; no
one more anxious to see it suc
ceed. When we gave Mr. Buch
anan our hand and welcomed
him to Kentucky, our heart
went with the hand,- and we
shall do all in our power, if
there is anj-thing we can do, to
help him in his work. :".
SHAME ! SHAME !
A few nights ago a colored
woman was seen walking up and
down the street "in front ".of. a
certaiu bar-room on a prominent
street corner of the city seem
ingly in much perturbation of
mind. Apparently unable to
stand it longer, she entered the
side eioor of the place and soon
emerged w'ltlr her. daughter, a
young girl about fourteen years
old, whom she took along home
Th- Hull M
was p'scerl on
week at Chi.-ngl
as the bijr chu
fitsal to ali.w
seats in th;s c
Wni e Man's Y
gates mad." a
e or jury; but we
to be too hasty, he
y come to this in
1 campaign bp fore
Previous to the Chicago convention
a desperate effort was made to pur
chase Negro delegates from the South
for Col. Roosevelt without success
They were instructed for President
Taft. and fifty odd strong heeded
their instructions. All honor to thvro-
for their course.
-We Ivok upon his policy as an in
suit to the Negroes of the North and
West and advise them to steer clear
of the Progressive Party. Of two
evils let us cboose the lesser and re
main where we are in the R-publi
can party. This trick is as plain as
the nose on the face. He wants to
get the Southern white vote at the ex
pense of"the Negro, and at the same
time maintain his hold npon the
Northern and Western Nero since
they hold the balance of power in
their respective States.
.Ingratitude is the worst sin of
which one can be gu Uy. Col Roosevelt
has been profiting all these 3 ears bv
the Negro vote and was willing to ac
cept it in order to be nominated by
the Republican conveetion at Chicago,
but it was not purchasable.
The Republican party, iwith the
Negro included, though now corrupt,
was all light as long as it was be
stowing honors upon him, VMi soon
as it declined to nominat
taira term it tins committed an ut.
pardonable sin fur which' it must be
destroyed. The Reform r.
Undertakers & Liverymen
iU5m7 Gor. Limestone & Ghuch Sts
MAX'S PAR TV:
Have you a policy with the
! -'""s'oi. j ATLANTA - MUTUAL
. The Big Soi'IHkks Company
Negro Brain. Negio Money.
jit has $10,0000.00 on depotit
witxi; btate J reasurer . for the
protectiou of its policy holders.
It operates iu Georgia, Alaba
mallnd Kentucky. A. F. Hern
dpn:Pres., T. K, Gibson, VMte
Pre, and Gen'l Mgr., H . E.
Hall, .Sate Superintendent.
The old reliable I'NDERTA KEBS of Lexington are doing
business at the same ol.I stand, and are bettpr prepared tha
ever to serve th i p i'jiic Black and wlm&. FuneraL'Citrs,
ber Tired Carriages, Surreys, Buggies, Traps, Stanhopes an
ouckboards all in goo u onier
PRICES IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS TO SUIT.
OfHco Both Phones 364. Kesidence New Phone 648.
Open Day and Night
chenault, Tandy & willi
Undertakers end Liverymen
Boarding and Feeding Horses,
Buggies, Traps, and Hacks For Hire at Reasonable Rales
POLITE DRIVERS, PATRONAGE of PUBLIC SOLICITED
263-5 B. Short S.
BOTH PHOXES; Old 870. New 305
"U "ii 'f: L A
fi'ie Ihinl par'v that,
plie .tablet, of ice this
S with C 1 Rosevlt
de lii-pd bv th-ir re-
Xeri de'egntes have
11 vention t ha it was a
firty.- -The Negro dele-
slre.n"oii9 liht before
committee bot they
to understand, and
especially thosf from the South, that
'Progressive" I ment onj in this
party for the-Af"'11 man "and therefore
we will have fto exclude you. The
boys then carrN- tneir cause up to
the Big Bull MPse for a hearing, but
he "said nothi 'g doing boys, and as
one of the C hicago papers put it,
they cussed th old Bull Moose to his
face and died. I ' ,-.
Bovs its too bad after working iri-
cessautly for weeks and months spend
ing your .timd and money with the
expectation ii oe ng taken in tne
family of redepp1'"" at the Chicago
convention, bt we're only . led as a
lamb to the slaughter.. . It was too
bad," boys ! If was to a(f ; but let
in stop and cpnsiiicr .for a momei.1
Who of us arJ wise?-Zanesville (O.)
Advocate. ( - ' - - "
J. T. TAYLOR. Statt Agt.
' Office 148 N. Limestone af
Pmy morr tor ynut e Jottea
when we make a unit te
your meaaurm fur
No need for bliies.
If it's money you want
we have plenty of it.
We will let you have
moiiev on vour Real
Estate Furniture, Pi
ano and any tangible
security, terms so ar
ranged tc meet every e-mergency.
KENTUCKY TRUST AND SECURITY COMPANY
OVIR JOKNb' DRUG blORE 203 EAST MAIN STREET
Olp Phone 425
TIME TABLES LEXINGTON & EASTERN RAILWAY CO.
It was totalay unnecessary for Col.
Roosevelt to uPe s maoy columns in
explaining his egro policy when be
could have expressed what he .de
sired in "the fentence, No Negroes
Wanted." 1 - , " "- - . -
Behold the rP an who has posed as
the Negroes' 'est friendly The man
who has add re sed them in their
churches and assured them that it
was he who Tould give ttcm a square
deal. Iu his declaration he swallows
his own word8E.an,l repudiates hia own
Others charge $30-35
We are the origind
i , i " i . i
aiors oi niqn class
garments at a legit-
mate price in Lex-
ington. All g a rm e n l-
leave Jackson, Ky
Leave O- & K. Junction, Ky..
Leave Athol, Ky....
Leave Beattyvilie Junction. Ky.
feave Torrent, Ky. . . .'
eave la.'nplon Junction, Ky..
eave Clav City, Ky
Leave L. '&. E. Junction.' Ky..
ijeave Wincliester. Ky
Vrthe Lexington, Ky. r..,.
13 r esses
Justriflty Tailoring Co.
237 W. Short St., Opp Court
Leave Lexington, Ky
Leave Winchester, Ky..
Leave L.& E. Junction, Ky....
Leave Clay City. Ky
Leave Campton Junction, Ky...
Leave Torrent, Ky.
Leave P.eattyville Junction, Ky
Leave Aihei, Ky.-'. .-
Leave O. & K. Junction
IrTive Jackson. Ky
Arrive Quicksand, Ky
U & E. JUNCTION
"MPTON JUNCTION ....
IEATTY VILLE JUNCTION
. & K. - JUNCTION ..... . .
. Trains Nos. 1 and 3 will make conneo-.
tion with C. & O. Railway for ML Ster
." Trains Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will matt
connection with Mountain Central
Railway to and from Campton, Ky.
.Train No. 2 will make connection with.
L. & A. Railway for Beattyvilie, Ky. ,
.Trains Nos. 3 and 4 will make conneo .
tion with Ohia & Kentucky Railway
for Cannel City, KyM and O. & K. .
stations. . -
CHARLES SCOTT, General Passenger Agenv