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MEN WITH NERVE
An oversea army officer down in New York
banquetted 500 friends in one of the lead
ing cafes of the city and the music for the
occasion was furnished by an orchestra of
colored men. When the eating time came
the entertaining officer, though white, gave
orders that the colored men be seated at the
head of the table and served as the other
guests, which brought on a heated argument
between the proprietor and himself, and for
a second it seemed that the officer would
lose, but he rose from his seat and informed
his guests of his order and the proprietor's
refusal to do as requested and concluedd
with: "If they were good enough to fight
with they are good enough to eat with. And
if they can't sit at my table you can cancel
the order for the five hundred plates,"
brought forth rounds of thundering ap
plause from the guests for his 100 per cent
Americanism. A long story short, the col
ored men were served as the other guests
and all went as merry as a marriage bell.
A majority of the white men of this country
way down in their heart of hearts feel toward
the colored folks just as did the above army
officer, but they haven't the "guts" to defy
the taunts of the minority.
On a previous occasion the writer hereof
has published a personal story of having
been employed hy Judge Richard Winsor
of this city as city editor of his daily paper
—The Evening Call—when the twelve white
men in the composing room, on learning of
the new city editor, struck and informed
Judge Winsor, "We refuse to take copy
from a colored man." Rising supreme to
the occasion, and in words not clothed in
Sunday school regalia, he replied, "Get your
effects, each one of you, and go to the office
and get your money. You boss my com
posing room, but I draw the line on my
editorial room." The men after a hasty
confab among themselves decided not to
strike and for months thereafter they took
copy from the objectionable colored man
and after a brief spell became boon com
panions of the colored man. Judge Winsor,
like the army officer, had the "guts" to
stand up for the rights of two human be
ings, himself and the colored man, and the
would-be strikers tucked their tails under
the lash of right and justice and sneaked
away as so many whipped curs.
Not long since as a train from Chicago
wont speeding southward headed for New
Orleans an oversea colored soldier sat in
one of the passenger coaches and when the
train crossed the Mason and Dixon line the
colored hero was told to go to the " colored
coach," which he refused to do, and when
the tram crew came to forcibly take him
to the colored car, a Southern white man
rose supreme to the moment and said, "lay
hands on him at your peril," and the crew
fell back as though a voice from the clouds
had commanded them and the colored soldier
rode the balance of his journey undisturbed,
save numerous courtesies shown him from
the white passengers. The white man had
the guts to stand up for the right and the
wrong trembled in its boots.
Some years ago after much persuasion
the Republican National Committee agreed
to hold a national convention in St. Louis,
providing always the places of accommoda
tion and amusements in St. Louis would
open their doors to the colored delegates the
same as to the white delegates, but when
the convention assembled to the chagrin of
the party leaders the colored delegates had
no place to rest their heads, which caused
such a row that the convention was on the
verge of adjourning and reconvening in Chi
cago the next morning, but the matter was
in a way adjusted. The most of the colored
delegates fared badly but one colored dele
gate from the state of Washington—J. Ed
ward Hawkins—walked into the Planters
Hotel and took his meals in the dining room
as big as life. On the Washington delega
tion was one John 11. McGraw and lie rose
supreme to the moment and announced
''hell will be to pay, if Hawkins is not
accorded the same rights as the other dele
gates from Washington," and in this he "was
backed up by the other members of the
delegation. Gov. McGraw had the guts to
stand for the right and as a result Hawkins
was given his rights.
Once in the good old political days of this
state a number of Senator John L. Wilson's
friends protested against he, Wilson, always
having a colored man at his political con
fabs, and against lie, Wilson, seemingly
more inclined to take the political advice of
the colored man than the ninety and nine
white men within the fold. The writer be
ing the objectionable one he heard with
much self satisfaction the reply of John
Loekwood Wilson, "His color to the con
trary notwithstanding he suits me and you
ought to be tickled to death. This is my
fight, not yours, and I feel quite able to
take care of my affairs. He will continue
one of my trusted lieutenants as long as he
and I are satisfied." Wilson had the guts
to not be afraid of criticism and as a result
a colored man from a political standpoint
got a square deal.
May perhaps this storyette will serve no
good purpose and intensify the colorphobia
disease rather than mitigate it, but what
ever it does it will be meet for thought.
White supremacy in the United States is a
tixed fact and it will so continue for multi
plied generations yet to come and for the
colored folks to kick against the pricks will
be as futile as to fight the flying winds, but
at that the white man can afford to be not
only fair, but generous. The black man,
the red man, the yellow man, the brown
man and all manner of man have human
rights that even the white man should not
disdain to respect and you will be a better
man for having done so.
I stepped across to Paris and I heard the
song of Peace;
I heard the cheers for liberty from Green
land down to Greece.
I heard the fiddles, fifes and drums, and
then I listened sharp,
And I says, says I, "Now, where's the sound
of Tara's Irish harp"?
You ask for freedom of the land, and free
dom of the sea;
Give freedom, too, to Ireland—and that
makes the whole world free!"
I stepped across to Ireland and I went to
And there I saw gossoons in green a-march
ing up and down.
And then I went to Belfast, which was
inarching in reply,
And there they wore the orange hue and so
I says, says I:
"When Irishman and Irishman have Irish
eyes to see,
To see that both are Irishmen, then Ireland
will be free."
.. .1 went to California and I took one look
And there I saw green orange trees a
growing in the ground!
O, Dublin hue! and Belfast, too! why not
choose this instead,
And wear white orange-blossoms on the day
that you are wed?
I saw green fruit and orange fruit upon
the self-same tree,
And when they grow in Ireland so, then
Ireland will be free!
—Edwin Vance Cooke, in Reedy's Mirror.
LABOR AT THE BAT
The new Labor Party had its first real
tryout in Chicago April Ist. Although or
ganized but a few scant months its success
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in the smaller Illinois cities of Pekin, Bloom
ington, and Joliet gave iis friends hopes of
a good showing in Chicago with its 800,000
registered votes. Its failure to poll a larger
vote is disappointing to those who hoped
that with the labor vote augmented by the
support of men and women like Mary Mc-
Dowell, Robert Herrick, Wm. L. Chenery,
and Geo. E. Hooker, a real independent
movement might he launched. Considering
its handicaps, however, the Labor Party did
fairly well in polling 54,000 votes.
The Labor Party started out as a side
party. The real election lay between Robert
M. Sweitzer. a relative by marriage of Roger
Sullivan, the gas boss, and William Hale
Thompson, the personally conducted candi
date of Lundin, a former lieutenant of Ex-
Senator William Lorimer. These two waged
a bitter fight over the school question and
the public utilities, although to the neutral
it appeared to be a case of Hie pot calling
the kettle black. Thompson got the votes
of many liberals who would otherwise have
been for Fitzpatrick and the Labor Party,
because the logic of the situation seemed to
demand the defeat of Sweitzer. —The Re
T see a world where thrones have crum
bled and where kinds are dust; Ilu> aristoc
racy of idleness has perished from the earth.
I see a world without a slave. Man at last
is free. Nature's forces have by science
been enslaved. I see a world at peace;
adorned with every form of art, with music's
myriad voices thrilled; while lips are rich
with words of love and truth—a world in
which no exile sighs, no prisoner mourns; a
world on which the gibbet's shadow does not
fall; a world where labor reaps its full re
ward; where work and worth go hand in
hand. T see a race without disease of flesh
or brain; shapely and fair; the married
harmony of form and function, and as I
look life lengthens, joy deepens, love cano
pies the earth; and over all in the great
dome shines the eternal star of human hope.
—Robert G. Ingersoll.
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