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aa second claaa matter.
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1898.
Let us continue to labor and -wait.
Lbt us cultivate good manners among
our children.
Oks. Calixto Gabcia is not dead ss
reported. He is tbe insurgent leader in
eastern Cuba.
Yoong folks should not be permitted
to roam in the streets at night. Its in?
fluence is bad.
The yellow-fever among the Ameri?
can troops in Cuba is as serious as
Spanish bullets.
An officer who cannot and will not
protect a prisoner should permit the
prisoner to protect himself.
Ll ana USa ia on the increase. Like
cures like: the shot-gun checks the
Af aster Lenox Gaylord is our news?
agent at Roper, N. C., and we trust our
friends there will patronize and en
*ge him.
There is a growing feeling of ill will
between the insurgents,"" and the
American troops, both in Cuba and the
Phillipines. This is just as we expect?
The National Personal Liberty
League of the United States, Mr. H.
Clay Hawkins, president has been
? ulled to meet at Omaha, Neb., August
17-19, 189S, at 12 o'clock.
Tubbs ia one gratifying fact and that
Il that the white "Rough Riders," will
not hesitate about saluting the black
Ninth Cavalry, that saved them from
annihilation at Santiago.
"Wi have received tbe catalogue of
Riddle Univsrsity, Charlotte, N. C., for
1907-8, Rev. D. J. Sanders, D. D, pres?
ident. It is an exhaustive publication
mod shows the institution to be in ex
?j-Ailent condition.
We have receivsd the catalogue and
announcement of Knoxville, Tenn.,
College far 1807-8. It is handsomely
illustrated. This institution is doing
?, grand work under the managemenl
<*-**: lisv. J. S. McOcllooh, D. D., presi?
lr is reported President McKiklBi
is awaiting the list ot recommends
tior>s for promotions.
11-asmueh as it ia an unwritten las
-V-hat ao colored soldier shall rise above
tlae position of sergeant, and when i
.graduate of West Point shall rank ai
lieutenant, we are anxiously awaiting
ttxe result of this aforesaid promotion
News comes that W. T. Pattbbsoi
rged with murder wss not onl;
lynched at Westville, Simpson, Co.
bat his body wss burned.
We always claimed that this ratal
fi? barn Negroes, would result in s ms
nis to burn whits folks ss well
Tbe lynchers shoald be apprehenden
Stud hanged. Lynch-lsw must gol
Wt have received "Our Soldie
?Ts" a march and two-step by Mist
abnbtta Tatlob, the accomplished
.ughterof Rev. J. Anderson Tatlob.
Sand for a copy from Henry White.
9FSt., N. W., Washington. D.C..
t blither.
Virginia Seminary is greatly in need
money to relieve it from its flnan
al obligations. The mortgage of
.0.000 is now due and money must be
lised at onoe to prevent the sale of
ie property. Send amounts to Prof.
. W. Hayes, Lynchburg, Vs.
It is announced that serious friction
rusts between the United States
?oops and the Cuban allies.
We have expected trouble in this di
The race prejudice so rampant in this
ountry is bound to make itself felt in
Tbe Colored Baptists of Maryland
tare organised an association devoted
?rimarilly to the encouragement of
ace enterprises.
The address of Rev. Dr. Harvey
ohnron was one of the unique features
if the gathering.
Harmony prevailed and the promo
ers are happv over the outlook.
* We have received the annual cata
ogua of Morgan College at Baltimore
tnu lynchburg. Va. Vft note that
E*rof. Watkins, the principal at Lynch?
burg. Va.. has retired. We were most
sordially entertained daring last year
and were much pleased with tl_e disci?
pline and management.
It is to be regretted that his labors
there are ended. His successor ie Prof
Geoboe E. Stephens, one of the best
known educators in the state. Great
things are expected of him.
The Richmond, Va., Dispatch is the
authority for the following:
'"It is said that General Wheeler's
name would have been very favorably
considered for the position of military
governor of Santiago, but for the fact
that he is too friendly to the Cubans."
This is strange news indeed. It
seems that those who were accredited
with being most bitter towards the Ne?
gro .is now found to be most favorable
to him.
The Cubans are made up largely of
members of the blask race.
Gen. Lee has asked that colored
troops be assigned to his army corp,
and now Gen. Wnesler is favorably
impreised with them.
Those persons who have imagined
that all of the fools were to be found
among the colored folks will have a
new awakening when they read ths
"Webb, Va., July 14.1698,
J. EL Tyler, Governor. Richmond, Va.:
Hear Sir,?Io reply to vours of the
7th, I would beg to know how it is that
a reward or premium of $300 has been
given to others for triplets and can't
be allowed me, for I assure you that I
am in need of it as bad as any of them.
Please consider it over and allow me
the reward, and I will seek occasion in
the early future to manifest my thank?
fulness to you.
Yours as ever, E. F. Webb.
Mr. Webb sometime ago wrote here
and claimed a reward of f 300 for trip?
lets his wife had given birth to, and he
was then informed by Secretary Owen
that the State allowed no such re?
This Mr. Webb is white, and he is no
doubt unaware of the fact that if such
a law existed, there are many colored
families in Virginia who would have
Deen in ? comfortable circumstance*
long ago.
Mrs. Clabi9Sa O. Keeler makes s
strong plea In this issue against the
barbarous convict-lease system. Hei
references to the Clevelaoi Gazette
Editor Fortune and Bishop Tctrnbi
are timely, and serve well her purpose
To commend the article is unneces
sary. Read it for yourselves.
This lady is thoroughly posted rela
tive to tbe deplorable condition of af
fairs whioh she describes.
Wi have heard nothing from Gov
J. Hogs Tyler or the county authori
ties relative to the two lynchings ir
What is the matter? A form of ai
investigation should be proceedet
If not, let us arm each parson charg?
ed with a heinous offence and ask hin
to conduct himself and the sheriff t<
the county-j ail. He will reach then
all right.
Ma. Charles Youno, s graduate o
Wes,t Point Academy and accredited ti
the citizens of African de scent, unde
the United States regulations was onl;
a lieutenant.
A Republican President did not se
fit to accord him further honors, i
Repabliean Governor of Ohia msd
him major of a colored bsttalion afte
repeated importunities by friends an
A Democratic Governor of Virglni
gave us two majors from among citi
zeniof African descent, and they wi
be formally mustered into Uncle Sam1
They will thereby secure on shoi
notice an honor which on long notic
Mb. Youno has Just succeeded in ha*
ing handed down to him.
Upon the face of thia showing, w
prefer to take our chances with Virgil
ia and its Democratic Governor, ths
to take it with Ohio snd its Republics
Governor, hsving the President of tr?
unked States thrown in for goo
Tue speech of Gov. Tanner to the
th Illinois Regiment delivered Sat
rd ay, July 9 sh was a remarkable ef
It was marred only by the unfortun
te expulsion of Mb. Jambs H. Porter,
colored) of the Illinois Record from
he camp. He .'eft in double-quick
ime, pursued as it is alleged by the in
uriated colored soldiers whom, it ia
Beged he had misrepresented and
This was unfortunate, and while Mb.
'obtsb may have been deserving of
ensure , it was entirely ont of place
or the members of this famous regi
nent to adopt such methods to accord
But to the Governor's mtteranees!
Ie said:
"My fellow citisens i Ton do not
mow. it is impossible for you, in your
ndividual capacities, to realise the
mportance of your individual citizen?
ship here to-day. You represent a
race of people who are now citizens
.inder organic law of the United States.
Unfortunately, in th:s country there it
tn existing prejudice against your
race on account of your color. I ai
sre not responsible for your color,
neither are you responsible for your
citizenship here to-day.
You are not responsible for being
here. You were brought here under
different conditions than those which
exist in this country to-day. You w*?re
brought here as chattels and slaves,
but thank God to-day you stand before
the world as free American-citizens
You have hsd the right of citizenship
guaranteed to you by tbe fundamental
law of the land, but. on account of this
unfortunate prejudice, which I have
just mentioned, that full right, in its
fail measure of citizenship, has not
quite been guaranteed to you in thig
He continues:
"I stand here today, my fellow citi?
zens, under the present conditions, at
chief executive of the state of Illinois
the old rocking cradle of liberty, to of?
fer to you that full measure of citizen?
ship, which has been guaranteed to
you by the fundamental law of the con?
stitution of the United State*.
**I offer you today what has not been
offered in the history of the world in
tbe history of your country and mine,
absolute full measure of citizenship of
the United States, with all the bene?
fits tn at it brings. (Great applause.)
I know this is unpopular in some quar?
ters. It is not unpopular in my atmos
?'You gentlemen, being free Ameri?
cans, animated with the same spirit of
patriotism ss all other citizens of dif?
ferent colors, are willing to ofier your
lives upon the altar of your country in
this great conflict.
He states the situation plainly when
he says:
"It has been thought by some that
the colored man that the Negro, ia a
fit subject, is a fit man to carry a mus?
ket, but that he is not capable to com?
mand on the field of battle. I look at
it, fellow citizens, in this way: If you
go to the army, enlist as private sol?
diers in a regiment, and that regiment
is officered by white officers, and if,
upon the Dloody field of conflict, you
should fal) and be mowed down, the
fault is because the d- niggers
wouldn't fight. But, if on the other
hand, you achieve a victory, marching
upon the bayonets and battlements
and in the jaws of death plant the llig
upon the ramparts, all the glory goes
to the white officers who co-ninand
"I propose, my fellow 'citizens, tobe
the first man in this broad land, to be
the first governor of tbe United States
to offer this full measure of citizenship
to the African race, not only to enlist
a regiment of volunteer soldiers but to
officer that regiment, from .colonel
down with colored mer. Then if upon
the bloody field of conflict, whether it
be the soil of the United States, the is?
lands of Cuba, Porto Rico, the Phillip
pines, or upon the soil of that old de?
crepit nation, you win victory, all the
glory of it will go to your officers and
jour race."
Thank God that this Chief Executive
has the manhood to declare the whole
truth and to meet the iesue squarely
May the regiment in question be
fully recruited, and may it win for it?
self a name in keeping with the impor
tant mission upon which it is sent.
The following extract may have es?
caped the notice of some. We rspro
duce it:
Some of the officers who accompani
ed the wounded soldiers on the trip
North give interesting accounts of thi
fighting around Santiago. "I wai
standing near Capt. (apron and Ham
ilton Fish," remarked a Corporal to
night, "and saw them shot down. The]
were with the Rough Riders, and rar
into an ambuscade, though they hac
been warned of#the danger. Captaii
Capron and Fish were shot, while lead
ing a charge. If it had not been fo:
the Negro Cavalry, the Rough Rider
would have been exterminated I am no
a Negro lover. My father fought wit!
Mosby'** rangers, and I was born in thi
South, but ths Negroes saved that fight
and the day will come when Gen
Shafter will give them credit for thei
What has bscome of those Negro
hsting citizens who declared thst thi
was a whits man's war ? Where is th
Richmond Dispatch ? The Riohmob
Timbs ? The New Orlesn's Timbi
Dbmocbat ? The Washington Post
Did they read that item f
If they did, we are satisfied that the
realize that they blundered in thei
uncharitable utterances, sad woul
like to hsve their insane articles coi
signed to the fiery furnace.
Oh, yes, the Negro will fight snd h
is a right useful "article" when whit
troops sre in a tight place. Hats off .1
the Ninth Cavalry 1
The following msy explain why
white Georgie colonel who is withoi
feet was mustered into the Unite
Ststes service while a black Virgini
lieutenant was denied thst privileg
because he lacked s few inches in chei
"Washington, July 18.?Special.?
disgraceful exhibition of the powsr <
a 'pull' is shown in an order issued t
the War Department to-day. It reade
'Chaplain Edward S. Harris, Secon
ennessee Volunteer Infantry, having . fl
?ndered his resignation, is honorably r
ischarged from the service of the j n
Fnited States to take effect this date." o
Harris came to this city several' h
reeks ago with a party of other toughs t
nd stopped at an uptown hotel, aaa- ^
ral of tne party were intoxicated and tn
uring the night the whole party fell to s
rork destroying property, such as t
rockery and furniture. They were
Treated and several of the party pun?
ched, but Harris escaped with an "hon
rably discharged ? He was a near rela
ive of the late Senator Harris, of Ten
The high character of the chaplains
n most of the camps causes Harris'
.ctious to appear all the more disrepu
able and without doing him any good
>y 'he order the War Department has
effected discredit upon itself."
Of course Brother Habbis is a Demo
:rat. Had he peen oolored, jthe result
vou'd have operated against every
iolored man in the United States.
But he belonged to the ''Golden Calf''
amities, and was none of your "po"
white trash, and accordingly was
'honorably" mustered out of service.
Who was it that said Negro preach?
ers are immoral, corrupt and dishon?
est ? Will he please step up to the
rostrum and explain away Rev. Hab
eiis' predicament?
The poor white man has very little
ihow in the country, and as to the Ne
gro,?well he has hardly any at all.
Rev. W. H. Counoill, Ph. D., (col?
ored ) president, of the Agricultural
and Mechanical College, Normal, Ala.,
has writtan an excellent article to the
Chicago, Ul., Nsw Timk,rJurie edition.
Among the many excellent state?
ments made he says:
"I know of no phase of the Negro
question which has not b?en answered
to the satisfaction of the hieher < Kris?
tian intelligence of the nation. He has
met every condition of Christian civili?
zation. The man who would now ques
ti.>n the Negro's capacity for citizen?
ship, for letters and for industrial pur?
suits, would be put down as a badly in?
formed person."
He speaks truly when he says:
"The fact that the Negro is always put
| opposite the Anglo-Saxon is no compli?
ment to the latter, lt seems worse
than folly to make the silly compari?
sons so often seen in our public prints.
To expect the Negro in the third cen?
tury of his civilization to exhibit the
quantity of force which the Anglo
Saxon does in the twentieth century of
his civilization, with ages of intelli?
gent energies behind him, would be as
logical as to expect a 3-year-old child
to lift against a robust, stalwart giant
of twenty summers. However, it would
not be illogical to assume that some
day that 3 year-o'd boy will develop,
under similar conditions, the sinews
and strength of that .young giant who
now turns him down with practically
no tffort."
Prof. Councill tells the whole truth
when he remarks:
' Too much has been expected of the
Negro in reforms which do not appeal
to sersual man?reforms teleological
in character and which rest entirely
upon a deep moral sense and construct?
ed upon high intellectual basis.
His discussion of the colored man'i
political status is true. He says:
"The first twenty years of the Amer?
ican Negro's freedom were spent in
what he considered a battle for the se?
curity of his liberty. He ^thought lit?
tle of any thing else, and regarded ev?
ery m*n with opposite political viewa
as an enemy, and was often a prey foi
cunning and designing person* whc
would flatter his dreams or slandei
those who honestly ditT-ired from him
This feeling of uneasiness and suspic?
ion about his freedom had complete
control of him?almost soul and bod.
?a ghost while he was awake andi
nightmare in his dreams."
And again:
"This uneasiness and these suspi
cions, ghosts and nightmares, disap?
peared with the guarantee of security
in his freedom which President Cleve?
land's administration gave him. Tba
was the first time since the war that i
Democratic President had been elect?
ed. Up to that time the masses of thi
Negroes felt that the ascendency o
Democracy into national power migh
mean the abrogation of the thirteentl
amendment. President Cleveland'
first term being an index to the wi.-he
of the Democratic iparty on this point
all fears of return to slavery were thor
oughly wiped out?heavy burdens wen
lifted from the Negro's shoulders. Thi
new confidence in the integrity of thi
nation put new life into him, and hi
went forth with force and power int
new avenues of industry,
Prof. Councill says:
"Every character of business snd ev
ery profession is represented by th
Negro, whose taxable property is push
ing close to a billion dollars. Out to
the security of liberty tha 800 00
farms and homes, the sixty higher in
stitutions of learning, vast army c
teachers and ministers, 300 nswspa
pers, illustrated magazines, scores c
well-written Dooks, 200 lawyers, 50
doctors have come refinement, exalte
sermons, able lectures, brainy, brose
liberal editorials touching the variou
concerns of the race, and laying thi
dsep and solid foundation upon whie
must be constructed the 'Brotherhoc
of Man.'"
He declares:
"The Negro is not s willful, malicioi
violater of ths law, and is not a natl*
ral sriminal His violations of la
have been the result of ignorance, sn
his blackest criminality an imitation*
a race io superior and ovsrshadewii*
conditions. The Negro is a genuir
American. He knows no other coui
try and is undivided in his devotion I
the Stars and Stripes. Notwithstani
ing the charge to the contrary, it r
mains a fact that the Negro drinks le
intoxicating liquors thsn any othi
dais of our citizens.'**
The above is a startling statemen
It ls nevertheless true.
The following is a patriotic outbur
of race devotion snd embraces truisn
ss eternal as the hills.
"'The Negro may be misrepresent*
slandered, abused, flattered, but he
still one-seventh of the nation's nun
erical strength, and holds the bslani
of power for good or ill. He cannot I
counted out. He cannot be set asid
He must be recognized. He ii grot
ing op?a young giant. His sine-j
are hardened into steel?hit heart
growing brave snd stout, His ej
aslfes in search of truth and hs stands
eady to associate himself with those
aovements which tend upward. No
ne who knows him f?an? violence at
is hand None know him that do not
rust him. for he is every man's friend.
Vb il i trustful and confiding, he can
lot be led into wholesale crime. He
tends ripe and ready to enlist under
he banner of reform and higher social
londitions for the masses."
But why produce more extracts?
Enough has been said. Prof. Csuhcill
ully understands the situation and
n a masterly way presents the facts
which must be apparent to every one
?rho will take the time or the trouble
o examine the conditions with which
ie has so ably oontended and about
which he has so truthfully written.
It is indeed a sad t commentary upon
the condition of affairs existing even
in this city when a man signing him?
self "Merchant" writes sn article to
the Richmond, Va., Daily Timbs, und?
er date of July IS, 1898, io defense of
lynching. One reading it would read?
ily see that all of the logic and facts
cited by that journal bad been ignored
by this individual who was evidently
ashamed to sign his name, and even
now skulks cowardly behind the nom
de-plume referred to.
"Sir:?I noticed under the head of
'Another Lynching in Virginia,' your
editorial from which I dissent so earn?
estly that I feel compelled to say so.
'First. Lynchings in Virginia and
the South for th* crime fnr which the
Negro in Albemarle suffered death
have their motive in an earnest desire
to protect the victim from further hor?
ror and humiliation."
Can any additional horror and hu?
miliation be greater than the state?
ment published broad-cast over the
country that she has been criminally
To convict before a jory, the victim
must recount in detail the assault upon
her, and be cross-examined. She is
compelled to suffer a second death, es?
pecially so where the assailant is a Ne?
gro and the victim a young white wo?
Is nat thst equally so in the case
where a white man is charged by a
white female of seduction under prom?
ise of marriage?
According to your reasoning the
proper course to pursue would be to
settle the matter out of court by a
band of lawless men and send the ac?
cused person to the penitentiary with?
out a legal trial.
Section 10. Article I of the Constitu?
tion of Virginia as engrafted in the
Bill of Rights says:
"That in all capital or criminal pros?
ecutions, a man hath a right to demand
the cause and nature of his accusa?
tion, to be confronted with the accus?
ers and witnesses, to call for evidence
in his favor, and to a speedy trial bj
an impartial jury of his vicinage, with?
out whose unanimous consent he can?
not be found guilty ; nor can he be
compelled to give evidence against
himself; that no man be deprived o
his liberty, except by the law of thc
land or tbe judgement cf his peers "
This is what this "Merchant" ii
sworn to support. He is guilty of per?
jury should he violate any of thosi
provisions or incite any one else to di
it. He becomes an aider and abe Ho:
of the criminals. How then can ht
with a wave of tbs hand obliterate thii
section of the law which even Mr
Jeff. Davis supported and Gen. Rob
bet E. Lee forever stood by.
We do not believe that this mer
chant is of any standing, so grossly ig
norant bas he proven himself to be.
No wonder the Times did not consid
er his article worthy of notice, am
made no editorial reference thereto.
A man so devoid ot honor, so want
ing in virtue, and so forward in law
lessnees should stick his head into a fis!
barrel and beg some one to lash thi
life out of that portion of his anatom;
left exposed to the public view. He i
a disgrace Richmond, and a reflectioi
upon the locality which gave hie
He scorns the Bill of Rights of Vir
gima and tramples upon the Constitu
tion of the United States. Tbe Boone
he is sent out of this country, the bet
ter it will be for the people remsinin
in it.
.Lynch-law must gol
It seems that the prejudice againi
the colored brother exists most:
among those Negro-haters who did n<
go to the front. The following is froi
a correspondent at Fort Monroe, Va.
"In the hospital the blacks alternal
on cots in the rows with white soldier
The latter, especially the Rough Ric
ers, never tire in telling of the heroisi
of their black comrades. They sa
they fought like demons, and in mal
ing sharges gave terrific yells that wei
calculated to frighten thtir enemie
When they were ordered to charge ei
trenchments they seemed to thir
thst thsy were to keep right o.. int
the city of Santiago and their office
had trouble to restrain them.
"When the wounded were askt
what they thought of the Cubans i
soldiers they shook their heads, ai
the invariable comment was'no gooti
But for the Spaniards they had gre
respect and declared that they we
? ? ? ?
"There are a number of colon
troopers ameng the wounded. Thi
belong to the Ninth and Tenth Caval
and the Twenty-third snd Twent
fourth Infantry.
"Another white soldier was ask
what sort of account the colored m
gave of themselves in battle.
" --Efrem niggers fought like h?1" a
his terse remark."
[Charlotte, N. 0., Independent.]
The Richmond Planet sailed o
is J from port last week with eight pagi
re seven columns to the psge. Ths stis
er for law and order and prophet of
he doctrine that "Lynch law mu it
[o, is never asleep when it comes to
natters affecting enterprises and proj?
ects for tbe betterment of the race
rVe would that the reading public
mew how much sacitl -e and labor
some through these efforts on the part
>f our newspaper brethren, and all too
br the good of an oftime indifferent
let of patrons.
His Body Burned.
St. Louis, Mo , July 20 ?A special to
the Republic from Natchez, Miss.. says:
A telegram received here to-day an?
nounced that a mob had stormed the
timpson county jail at Westville, kill?
ing W. T. Patterson, who was confined
there on charge of murdering Law?
rence Brinson. The building and the
body af the prisoner was burned. The
body of the unfortunate man was also
literally riddled with bullets.
Patterson killed Binson in April, 1897.
ai the result of a quarrel. He had had
four trials, but always tseaped sen?
tence on a technicality, and the mob
intervened, wearied by the law's de?
lay. _
A Grand Time For AIL
Rev J. H. Binford will have his first
anniversary at Mount Olive Baptist
Church. Henrico Co., Va., July 24th.
The public s invited to attend. Ve?
hicles from the city will take all who
wish to go; or the 1st Street electric
Car will take you to Lakeside and the
church is about 1?4 miles from the lake.
Also two large wagons will be in at
tendence from Rev. Binford's home.
1834 Jay Street, leaving at 8:30 a. m.
fare 37 cents. Come and hein our
young pastor. 2t-7-16.
1015 Main St., - 2nd Floor,
Richmond, Va.
_S?w 'Phone OfiJ. _/r.
The Affairs of Virginia Seminary.
The Board of Trustees of the Virgin?
ia Seminary at Lynchburg, Va., met
Friday, July 15th at the Fifth St. Bap?
tist Church at 11 a. m.
Present, J. M. Armistead, D. D.,
(chairman). Rev. R. H. B iwling. D. D.,
(secretary), Rev. W. F. Graham, D. D.,
Rev. B. F. Fox. D. D., Rev. Chisholm,
D. D , and John Mitchell, Jr.
The le'ter from the Rev. Dr. T. J.
Morgan, corresponding secretary of tha
American Baptist Home Mission Socie?
ty was read. It expressed severe con?
demnation cf state rc en ts mads by tha
president of the Va. Seminary.
President G. W. Hayes spoke rela?
tive to certain utterances whioh had
been accredited to him, and denies that
he had given vent to such expressions.
He explained all that he aid say.
The Board considered his explana?
tion satisfactory and tbe secretary was
authorized to communicate the facts
to Rev. Dr. Morgan. After muck dis?
cussion the Board adjourned.
The Leading Institution in the South
for the Higher Education of the col
ored race. Exclusively for males.
Trade, Normal and Preparatory, Col?
legiate and Theological
Enrollment last year, 218 Total num?
ber of graduates, 456.
Buildings commodious and heated
throughout by steam.
Superior in all respects.
The location is uneurpassingly attrao
tractive and healthful.
The next term will open October 5th.
For information and catalogues ad?
dress Rev D. J. Sanders, D. 1)., Pres.
Biddle University, Charlotte, N. C.
The Reign of Lawlessness.
Fearful Record - The Law Sleeps
"Shall this barbarity continue until the God of retribution.
marshals his strength against the barbarians ?"
Number of Persons Lynched from January 5th,
1897, to Jauuary 5th, 189S, ..... 167
Date* Names. Charge. Place. No.
F. J. Baker, colored Postmaster, no charge Lake City, S, C. 1
Jan. 7, Lincoln McGelsey, colored. Murder, Maude P. 0.,0. T. 1
" - Devoe, colored, assault. Pear ken. Ark. 1
*? __ _ '? ?? ??
- - " murder, ?? 1
?? _____ _ ?? .. ti 1
" Marshall Chadwick, " suspected of murder, Colfax, Wash. 1
" - -oolored, suspected nf stealing a $2 nog, Cleveland Co. Ark. I
March 6, Will Jones, colored, criminal assault, Comorant, Miss. 2
March 6, - - - ? Mississippi X
March 6, L. J. Johnson, waite, murder, Rook Springs, Wyoming 1
" -Bemret " " X
?? ________ _____ ?? i? -|
April 2. Wm. Bell, colored, no crime AmiteCity, La. 1
May 2.r> Elbert Harris, " suspected of house burning Anderson, S. C. X
'* 26 (larfield King " shooting a white officer Salisbury, Md, 1
" 28 Joe Kiser and Gilmore Johnson, colored, assault Charlotte, N. C. 2
June 2, Sam and Curtis Young, colored, shooting olliser, Clarksville, Md. 2
'' 10 George Washington, colored shooting Constable Weimar. Texas 1
" 13 John Becker, white, murder Great Bend, Kansas, 1
" 17 Sol. Jackson, colored " Wetumpka, Ala. 1
Lewis Speir, oolored murder ? "1
Jesse Thompson, colored murder " 1
Camp Reese, colored murder " X
June 22 Charlie Washington, colored rape and robbery, Dayton, Ala. 1
Wm. Street, colored, attempted assault (burned at stake) Darline.La 1
June 22-Howlett, white murder Millsville, Va. 1
Juna 14, Mrs. Jaks Cebrose, colored, nothing, Plano, Texas, 1
June 22,-Pouks, 8 yrs old. oelored, nothing, Batesville, 8. C. 1
July ll, John Henry James, Oolored, Criminal Assault, Wood's Grossing. Vs 1
July 12,-Colored. Assault Coaling, Ala 1
July 14, James Radd colored Murder Monticello, Ark. 1
" " Asex Johnson " " " " I
July 20, W. T. Patterson white murder Westville, Miss. 1
Wa I. Johnson,
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Orders by Telephone or Telegraph promptly filled. Wed
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