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Gave Important Work to Afro American
Stenographers A Colored Attorney
wins an Important Suit The Gener
ous Smileys Mrs Murray In Chicago
Chicago 111 Special Mtb Mabel
Berry JamiEon and Mrs Dave Law
rence two of our best court reporters
have done a great deal of excellent
work in bebalf of the republican party
which as a general thine is greatly
overlooked from the fact of its seem
ing insignificance These girls being
two of the best stenographers in Chica
go were employed by the State and
National Committee at headquarters
and much of the most important work
has passed throngh their hands There
were times when Mrs Jamison held
her office alone assigned the speakers
and secured their transportations Con
sequently the young ladies have many
friends among the best and brainest
men of the United States- The stenog
rapher has an independent position and
her work is indeed indispensable and
a colored girl in Chicago who can do
the work and doit well will have very
little trouble in locating herself Com
petency 1b the greatest requisite
It was Hon E H Morris and Hon
John G Jones who pleaded with the
boys not to monkey with their tick
ets This helped to put us in line
A jollification banquet nnder the au
spices of the Yates Cinb is announced
at Arlington Hall for Nov 25th Dr
G W Bryant and J Madison Vance
are the orators of the evening The
plates are only 60 oents the proceeds to
go to the Old FolkBHome The tickets
are selling faBt and a large crowd is
expected
Miss Daisy Robinson returned from
the West Sunday after haying spent
several weeks on a concert tour Miss
Robinson ib a pianist of no small abil
ity being a pupil of Emil Liebing of
this city and a pupil of Roney and Ed
dy under whom she studied pipe organ
which instrument she handles with
excellent taste Miss Robinson is home
to spend the winter but will accept a
few Bhort engagements
A small but appreciative audienoe
greeted Mrs DMutray of Washington
I C Tuesday evening October 80 at
the Institutional church where she
read a very interesting and inBtruotive
paper on The Kindergarten Mrs
Murray publicly refuted the rumor that
Bh6 had said for gcod reasons the
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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN COM
MITTEE
WASHINGTON D 0 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 1900
PRESIDENT WILLIAM MKINLEY
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
HERES A BLACK HERO
A Tribute to the Heroism of a Colored
Messenger Who Made a Brave Stand
for his Employer and Saves a Snug
Sum From Robbers one of Whom he
Kills
Prom Washington Post
By way of illustrating CoL Theodore
Roosevelts unjast and cruel disparage
ment of the Negro as a fighting man
we have to day before ua tbe account
of the attempt to murder and rob Pay
master Hosier of tbe Southwest Con
nellaville Coke Company
This unfortunate man undertook on
Tuesday night to drivs from Mount
Pleasant Pa to Alverton only a few
miles distant carrying with him the
money to pay ofl the miners of the
verton and Tarr works On the way
be wa3 attacked by four ruffians min
era themselves and workmen in good
standing of course and was killed at
tbe first lire of the highwaymen His
Negro driver Harry Burgess caught
the dead man in his arms and began
to shoot at the assailant He killed
one of them outright drove the oth
ers away and finally saved the compa
nys money Wounded himself and
threatened by overwhelming odds this
brave and faithful Negro ovecame the
difficulties by which he was surround
ed and in his obscure way displayed
a heroism much more -genuine than
that which is now vaunted and pa
raded by Roosevelt who stands as the
accuser of his race He was poor and
in an bumble state of life Nobody
knew him Nobody stood by to drown
him with felicitations and bouquets If
he had lost his life In that fine endeav
or to discharge a duty no one would
have heard t f him or mourned him or
oflered him a celebration And yet
neither Roosevelt nor Hobson ever did
a finer thing He exhibited a courage
and fidelity at leas equal to any they
displayed and ho did it eimpiy in
atlnctively and without the smallest
calculation as to honors and rewards
Northern people quite innocently
no doubt fail short of underrfandhig
the Negros splendid postiDilhis of val
or and devotion Confused by tbe in
solence and tbe pushing and offensive
methods of a certain class especially
conspicuous at the North prejudiced
by au innate and personal aversion
the Northerners exile the Negro from
iheir sympathies But here and hence
southward to he Gulf of Mexico the
former slave holding classes and their
descendants realize the good that le in
the Negro his fidelity hid constancy
and his rearleaa and self sacrificing do
votion and In their hearts Jf not al
ways ia their speech tbey celebrate
and love him What this loyal fellow
Burgess did for his employer Hosier
any one of a million Southern Ne
tcroes wouia nave aone unaer Bimuar
conditions Where In history shall we
find a finer specimen of heroism
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