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Cal Henry n Rucker of Atlantafor Atlanta Atlantafor Atlantafor
for nearly twelve years Collector of oiInternal ofInternal ofInternal
Internal Revenue for the District oi oiGeorgia o oGeorgia ofGeorgia
Georgia was in the city a few days daysago daysago daysago
ago and kindly consented to talk on ona ona ona
a number of pertinent issues for the thebenefit thebenefit thebenefit
benefit of the public Col Rucker is isa isa isa
a recognized leader of thought and andaction andaction andaction
action in his state and is one of the thebest thebest thebest
best informed and most highly regard regarded regardcd regarded
ed men in the country irrespective of ofof ofof ofof
of race His opinions are deferred to toby Loby toby
by the substantial forces white and andblack andblack andblack
black in Atlanta and what he has to tosay tosay tosay
say is listened to at all times with withcredence withcredence withcredence
credence and respect In response to toa toa toa
a question as to the extent of his tra travels travels travels ¬
vels in the North Col Rucker said saidI
I have touched at a number of ofpoints ofpoints ofpoints
points in New York Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaNew
New Jersey and Maryland and am amonly amonly amonly
only resting here for a short time be before before before ¬
fore returning home I enjoyed every everymoment everymoment everymoment
moment of my mYstaY stay in the North andcannot and andcannot andcannot
cannot describe how deeply I was im impressed impressed impressed ¬
pressed with the solid prosperity of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the men I met at the Baltimore con convention convention convention ¬
vention of the National Negro Business Busi Business BusiI ¬
ness League and the scientific knowl knowledge knowledge knowledge ¬
edge shown by the professional forces forcesat forcesat forcesat
at the National Medical Associations Associationsmeeting Associationsmeeting Associationsmeeting
meeting at New York While in New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York I had the pleasure of coming cominginto cominginto cominginto
into contact with Mr Frank H Hitch Hitchcock Hitchcock Hitchcock ¬
cock the very capable and resource resourceful resourceful resourceful ¬
ful chairman of the Republican Na National N National a ational ¬
tional Committee and found him to tobe tobe tobe
be as affable and as genial as one onecould inecould onecould
could expect of a man with the great greatresponsibility greatresponsibility greatresponsibility
responsibility he has resting upon his hisshoulders hisshoulders hisshoulders
shoulders He knows men and what wliatthey wl whatthey at atthey
they can do and has no time for chim chimerical chimerical chimerical ¬
erical schemes that will not stand the theacid theacid theacid
acid test Yet he is tactful and be behind behind behind ¬
hind a gracious smile there are evi evidences evi evidences evidences ¬
dences of an an unusual strength of char character character ¬
0 acter reserve force and natural exe executive executive executive ¬
cutive ability There seemed to be a acommendable acommendable acommendable
commendable degree of harmony be between between between ¬
tween the men associated with Mr MrHitchcock MrHitchcock MrHitchcock
I Iredolent
Hitchcock and the headquarters were wereredolent wereredolent
redolent with that sunshine and cheer cheerwhich cheerwhich cheerwhich
which presage a victorious outcome outcomeof outcomeof outcomeof
of the campaign they are carrying on onDid onDid onDid
Did you sound public sentiment sentimentduring sentimenturing sentimentduring
during uring your travels and learn how the thecolored thecolored thecolored
colored voters are feeling about the thesituation thesituation thesituation
situation your correspondent askedYes asked askedYes askedYes
Yes I have talked with scores of ofour ofour ofour
our men in various walks of life and andI
I think I was able to sound sentiment sentimentwith sentimentwith sentimentwith
with some assurance of accuracy accuracyWherever accuracyVherever accuracyWherever
Wherever I made inquiries or noted notedconditions notedconditions notedconditions
conditions I was gratified to find a amarked amarked amarked
marked change of sentiment toward towardMr towardMr towardMr
Mr Taft Many spoke of him in ineulogistic ineulogistic ineulogistic
eulogistic terms and confessed that thatthey thatthey thatthey
they had been led into error concern concerning concerning concerning ¬
ing him by the clamor of hotheadedpersons hotheaded hotheadedpersons hotheadedpersons
persons who had painted him in colors colorshe colorshe colorshe
he did not deserve both as to the theBrownsville theBrownsville theBrownsville
Brownsville affair and the suffrage suffrageI
I think this change of front is largely largelydue largelydue largelydue
due to two things first thePresidents thePresidentsassumption thePresidentsassumption thePresidentsassumption
assumption of the entire responsibil responsibility ¬
ity y of the Brownsville episode and andsecondly andsecondly andsecondly
secondly our people aie ai a e opening theireyes their theireyes theireyes
eyes to the fact that the Democraticpart Democratic Democraticparty Democraticparty
elimi elimination elimination elimination
party part not contented with our ¬
nation from politics as far as it is isconcerned isconcerned isconcerned
concerned is now doing its utmost utmostto
to get the Republican party to dropus drop dropus stropus
us This latter plan would mean our ourexclusion ourexclusion ourexclusion
exclusion from participation in any anyand anyand anyand
and all politics and ultimately bar us usfrom usfrom usfrom
from all means of protection and de defense defense defense ¬
fense enjoyed by other American Americancitizens Americancitizens Americancitizens
citizens whether naturalized or unto untothe untothe untothe
the manor born bornWhat bornVhat bornWhat
What effect is the advent of Prof ProfDu ProfDu ProfDu
Du Bois having upon the political politicalequation politicalequation politicalequation
equation equationDr
Dr DuBois DuB is He is a fellowtowns fellowtownsman ¬
man of mine and the people have havemore havemore havemore
than thanfor thanfor thanfor
more respect for his scholarship
for his political wisdom The trouble troublewith trpuble trpublewith tr < uble ublewith
with DuBois is that he waited too toolong toolong toolong
long to make a beginning in politics politicsA
A man commencing at his age is just justas justas justas
as apt to begin wrong as right rightoften rightoftener often oftener
er the former than the latter He Hestarted Hestarted Hestarted
started at the wrong end to serve the therace therace therace
race with which he is identified He Heis Heis Heis
is a strong learned man and knows knowsmuch knowsmuch knowsmuch
much that is in books but he is a aweakling aweakling aweakling
weakling in politics for of that im important import important ¬
portant port nt and intricate science he knows knowsabsolutely knowsabsolutely knowsabsolutely
absolutely nothing He will be dis disgusted disgusted disgusted ¬
gusted with himself and the whole wholepolitical v wholepolitical hole holepolitical
political business when he discovers discoverswhat discoverswhat discoverswhat
what a small number of Negroes N groes he heis heis heis
is able to mislead and keep misled
Jhere Jbere is no widespread revolt against againsithe againstthe againstthe
the National ticket as far as I can cansee cansee cansee
see Tl TtF Colored olored lored people can have nccommonvcause no nocommont nocommonl
commonvcause commont cause ause with Bryan and hit hisfollowers hitfollowers 11isfoJloweU
followers followers for the possible success oi oithe of ofthe ofthe
the Democracy is necessarily based basedupon basedupon basedupon
upon frauds against the ballot box boxwith boxwith boxwith
with the Negro as the chief sufferer suffererA
A Democratic president would name nameenough nameenough nameenough
enough justices of the Supreme court courtto courtto courtto
to give that party a majority of the theCourt theCourtand theCourtand
Court Courtand and then we might see the end endof en enof endof
of Negro citizenship for it might not notbe notbe notbe
be a difficult thing for this tribunal of oflast ofJast oflast
last resort to decide in a test case casethat casethat casethat
that the War Var Amendments were im improperly improperly improperly ¬
properly adopted We Ve can trust Mr MrTaft lIrTaft MrTaft
Taft to do the right thing by us and andI
I hope every colored man in the de debatable debatable debatable ¬
batable states will cast his vote for forthe forthe forthe
the Republican ticket as the safest safestway safestway safestway
way to preserve ourselves from Dem Democratic Democratic Democratic ¬
ocratic misrule There are many ex excellent excellent excellent ¬
cellent Democrats in the South but butthey butthey butthey
they are not the controlling factors factorsand factorsand factorsand
and the record of the party does not notcommend notcommend notcommend
commend itself to the Negros con confidence confidence confidence ¬
fidence to put it mildly mildlyWhat mildlyVhat mildlyWhat
What were your impressions of the theNational theNational theNational
National Negro Business Leagues LeaguesBaltimore LeaguesBaltimore LeaguesBaltimore
Baltimore meeting meetingWfell meetingVell meetingV
Wfell Vell V ll replie Col Rucker I Ithink Ithink Ithink
think the recent meeting was a huge hugesuccess hugesuccess hugesuccess
success That was the third one I Ihave Ihave Ihave
have attended I saw marked im improvement improvement improvement ¬
provement in both the personnel and andin andin andin
in the quality of the papers presented presentedThey presentedThey presentedThey
They were both of a high order and andrepresentative andrepresentative 0 0representative
representative of the spirit the race raceneeds raceI raceneeds raceneeds I
needs to give it standing among the theworlds theworlds theworlds
worlds foremost business men In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the nine years of the Leagues ex existence existence existence ¬
istence the business of the race has hasincreased hasincreased hasM M
increased to a marvelous extent and andit andit andit
it has more than justified the expecta expectations expectations expectations ¬
tions of its promoters An increase increaseof increaseof increaseof
of the number of banks from two in
1900 to forty in 1908 directly trace traceable traceable traceable ¬
able to its influence is a big feather featherin
in the cap of the organization organizationThe
The Baltimoreans are a hospitable hospitablepeople hospitablepeople hospitablepeople
people are they not notI notI notI
I should say they are The treat treatment treatment treatment ¬
ment accorded the League by them themwas themwas themwas
was simply superb and could not be beimproved beupon beimproved
improved upon But that was to be beexpected beexpected beexpected
expected for the people of that city citynever citynever citynever
never allow themselves to be excelled excelledin
in their hospitality any more than thanthey thanthey thanthey
they do in their business businessand and here herethey herethey herethey
they acknowledge no rival rivalI
I presume Dr Washington has a aright aright aright
right to feel gratified over the contin continued continued continued ¬
ued prosperity of the Business Lea League League League ¬
gue ventured your correspondent correspondentYes
Yes Dr Washington has a first firstright firstright firstright
right to be gratified with the Leagues Leaguesperfect Leaguesperfect I Iperfect
perfect organizationits healthy growth growthand growthand growthand
and steady accession acc ssion of the most sub substantial substantial substantial ¬
stantial race builders in the land He Heis Heis Heis
is being praised all over the country countryfor countryfor countryfor
for this one great achievement and andhad andhad andhad
had he done nothing else in his long longand longand longand
and useful career he would be en entitled entitled entitled ¬
titled to the everlasting gratitude of ofhis ofhis ofhis
his people He has pointed the path paththat paththat paththat
that leads to the power that the world worldmostreadily worldI worldmostreadily
I mostreadily recognizes recognizesthe the path to toward toI toward ¬
I ward material acquisition and control controlof controlof controlof
of the markets And I may add in inthis inthis inthis
this connection that any man who whocan whocan whocan
can unite and keep a body of colored coloredmen coloredm coloredmen
men m n together toeth r as he has done in the thework thework thework
work of the National Negro BusinessLeague Business BusinessLeague BusinessLeague
League deserves the plaudits of the theentire thentire theentire
entire American people peopleThe peoplel peopleThe
l The enforced resignation of Treas Treasurer Treasurer Treasurer ¬
urer Haskell is proving a bitter pill pillfor pillfor pillfor
for the Democrats and has tended to todemoralize todemoralize todemoralize
demoralize their campaign of hypo hypocritical hypocritical hypocritical ¬
critical reform while the houseclean housecleaning housecleaning j jing
ing in the Republican ranks owing to totheir totheir totheir
their splendid discipline has been beentaken beentaken beentaken
taken as a matter of course and things thingshave thingshave thingshave
have gone on just as if nothing had hadhappened hadhappenedJ hadhappened
happened j While President Eoose Eoosevelt Eooscvelt l oose oosevelt
velt has been dealing body blows to toBryan toBryan toBryan
Bryan Judge Taft has gone on in the theeven theeven theeven
even tenor of his way making strong strongspeeches strongspeeches strongspeeches
speeches at strategic points in the theMiddle thelIiddle theMiddle
Middle West and winning hosts of offriends offriends offriends
friends everywhere by his irresistible irresistiblesmile irresistiblesmile irresistiblesmile
smile and genial sympathetic bearing bearingJudge bearingJudge bearingJudge
Judge Taft is a great big sincere sincereman sincere sincereman sincereman
man and the people are taking to him himmore himmore himmore
more and more as they become better betteracquainted betteracquainted betteracquainted
acquainted with him The erstwhile erstwhileantipathy erstwhileantipathy erstwhileantipathy
antipathy of the colored people due dueto dueI dueto
to an adroitly planned policy of mis misrepresentation misrepresentation misrepresentation ¬
I representation as to his sentiments sentimentstowards sentimentstowards sentimentstowards
towards them has all disappeared disappearednow
now that the truth is being told them themtouching themtouching themtouching
touching his natural and inherited inheritedfriendliness inheritedfriendliness inheritedfriendliness
friendliness for the race his belief in inthe inthe inthe
the best forms of education and the thehighest thehighest thehighest
highest opportunities for colored men
and womentogether women together with his unqualifled unquali unqualified unqua1ified
fied declaration that the ith 14th ani
1 15th 5th amendments would have his ear earnest earnest earnest
nest support His ringing addressebefore addressebefore
before the Methodist Conference a aCincinnati aCincinnati
Cincinnati and his frank assurances assuranceto assurancesto
to the delegates that came to him hinthere himthere himthere
there from the National Baptist Con Convention Convention Convention
vention have placed his position on onthe onthe onthe
the race question in a clear light and andthe andthe andthe
the colored voters will now have no nohesitancy nohesitancy nohesitancy
hesitancy in giving him the same cor cordial cordial cordial ¬
dial and enthusiastic support that they theyhave the thehave theyhave
have given to Republican candidates candidatesfrom candidatesfrom candidatesfrom
from time immemorialThe immemorial immemorialThe immemorialThe
The women of the land are to take takethe takethe takethe
the stump for William Howard Taft TaftMrs TaftMrs TaftMrs
Mrs J Ellen Foster of Iowa hasopened has hasopened hasopened
opened headquarters at the Martha
ooe OO from the United States Govern Government Governmente Government ¬
ment menteIS
15 Because Congressman Hull Hullwho Hullwho
who introduced a bill at the last ses sessjon ssion session
sjon ion of Congress to repeal the law lawproviding lawproviding lawproviding
providing for the punishment of of offenders offenders offenders ¬
fenders against citizens rights is a aDemocrat aDemocrat aDemocrat
Democrat Democrati6
16 Because the trades unions that thatdiscriminate thatdiscriminate thatdiscriminate
discriminate against Negro skilled skilledlabor skilledl skilledlabor
labor l bor are controlled by Democrats
17 Because the frauds which pre prevent prevent prevent ¬
vent colored men from becoming becomingmembers becomingmembers becomingmembers
members of Congress from the South Southare Southare Southare
are committed by the Democrats Democratsi8
18 Because the principal objection objectionto
to the candidacy of Judge Taft Taftthat Taftthathe that thathe
he stands on a platform declaring for forthe forthe forthe
the enforcement of the War Amend
The Republican Party is the Ship all else the Sea SeaFrrdcrick Sea1 Sea1Frtderick Sea
Frtderick Douglass D UglUl
andl andla
Washington Hotel in i New York Ok and anda
a vigorous campaign has been inaug inaugurated inaugurated inaugurated ¬
urated to interest the women in de defending defending defending ¬
fending their homes and the well be being being being ¬
ing of their husbands and sons by bykeeping bykeeping bykeeping
keeping the Republican party In pow power power power ¬
er erWHAT
Bryans Colored Supporters Must MustSubscribe lIustSubscribe 111ustSubscribe
Subscribe to All the Evils Com Committed Committed Committed ¬
mitted by the RedHanded Party PartyWhich PartyVhich PartyWhich
Which He is Leading LeadingTwenty LeadingTwenty LeadingTwenty
Twenty reasons why the Negro Negroshould Negroshould Negroshould
should support the Democratic party partyand partyand partyand
and leave the Republican party may maybe maybt maybe
be bt enumerated as follows followsI
I Because every slaveholder was wasa wasa wasa
a Democrat
2 Because every slavetrader was wasa wasa wasa
a Democrat
3 Because every man who fought foughtto
to keep k ep the Negro in slavery was a aDemocrat aDemocrat
4 Because Becau e every member of the theKuKluxKlan theKuKluxKlan theKuKluxKlan
KuKluxKlan was a Democrat
5 Because every member of the thesouthern thesouthern
southern mobs that have hanged and andburned andburned andburned
burned hundreds of unconvicted Ne Negroes N Negroes e egroes ¬
groes were Democrats
6 Because every JimCrow law lawhas lawhas lawhas
has been passed by Democrats
7 Because every legislature that thathas thathas thathas
has disfranchised Negroes has con contained contained contained ¬
tained a majority of Democrats
8 Because Ben Tillman 0 Hoke HokeSmith HokeSmith HokeSmith
Smith Jim Vardaman Jeff Davis DavisTom DavisTom DavisTom
Tom Dixon Tom Heflin and Ed Car Carmack Carmack Carmack
mack are Democrats and stand high highin highin highin
in the councils of the party
9 90Because Because West Virginia Demo Democrats Democrats Democrats ¬
crats have placed planks in their theirplatform theirplatform theirplatform
platform advocating separate cars carsand carsand carsand
and restricted suffrage for the Negro Negrowhere Negrowhere Negrowhere
where such things have not existed existedheretofore existedheretofore existedheretofore
10 Because the Georgia disfran disfranchisement disfranchisement disfranchisement
chisement law has been passed by byDemocrats byDemocrats byDemocrats
Democrats in the midst of a cam campaign campaign campaign ¬
paign when Negro votes have been beenasked beenasked beenasked
asked in the North NorthII
II Because Governor Vardaman Vardamanwho Vardamanwho Vardamanwho
who refused to charter Negro banks banksin banksin banksin
in Mississippi is a Democrat
12 Because Bryans election would wouldmean wouldmean wouldmean
mean the appointment of enough enoughDemocratic enoughDemocratic enoughDemocratic
Democratic Justices to make the Su Supreme Supreme Supreme ¬
preme Court Democratic and givean give givean givean
an opportunity for the annulment ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the 1 13th 3th 14th and 15th Amendments Amendmentsby
by interpretation interpretation3Because
3 3Because Because Heflin who tried tofoist to tofoist tofoist
foist jimcrow street cars upon the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District of Columbia is a Democrat Democratand Democratand Democratand
and every vote cast for the infamous infamousmeasure infamousmeasure infamousmeasure
measure was cast by Democrats DemocratsId
14 Because a Democratic adminis administration administration administration ¬
tration would bring about a cleaning cleaningout
out of Negroes who now draw 8000
to tomen
menfsand men meatsand and equality of o American citi citizenship citir ¬
zenship z r hipis is brought forward by bySouthern byoutherIi b Y YSouthern
Southern Democratic newspapers
19 Because the opponents of the theconfirmation theconfirmation theconfirmation
confirmation of Dr W V D Crum the theintimidators theintimidators theintimidators
intimidators of Mrs Cox at Indian Indianola lndianola Indianola
ola Miss and the scoundrels who whohave whohave whohave
have shot Negro postmasters in the theSouth theSouth theSouth
South are Democrats
20 Because the Democratic party partyhas partyhas partyhas
has made a rule in every Southern Southernstate Southernstate Southernstate
state where the main strength of the theparty theparty theparty
party is to the effect that no Negro Negrocan Negrocan Negrocan
can vote in the Democratic primary primaryelections primaryelections primaryelections
elections and has proclaimed openly openlythat openlythat openlythat
that the do not desire the Ne Negro ro vote voteFor voteFor voteFor
For all these reasons reasonsanq and more moreall moreall moreall
all selfrespecting Negroes should shouldsupport shouldsupport shouldsupport
support William Jennings Bryan and andthe andthe andthe
the Democratic party partyKENTUCKY partyKENTUCKY partyKENTUCKY
TAFT TAFTOwensboro TAFTOwensboro TAFTOwensboro
Owensboro Ky Oct 7 7Vithin 7VithinI Within Withinthe
I the next few days two meetings will willbe willbe willbe
be held by b the local T
y Negro Repub Republicans Republicans Republicans ¬
licans one in each end of the city cityfor cit citfor cityfor
for the purpose of taking active steps stepslooking stepslooking stepslooking
looking forward to the coming election elec election election ¬
tion The inactivity ina tivity up to this time timein timein timein
in not due to any definite opposition oppositionto
f to Judge Taft but a lack of organ organization organization organization ¬
ization and the fact that the leaders leadershave leadershave leadershave
have been busy attending conventions conventionsand conventionsand conventionsand
and fraternal gatherings of various variouskinds variouskinds variouskinds
kinds out of town Now they pur purpose purpose purpose ¬
pose to get down to solid work and andfrom andfrom andfrom
from today until the election there therewill therewill therewill
will be a Republican revival all along alongthe alongthe alongthe
the line lineTo lineTo lineTo
To illustrate the strong feeling feelingamong feelingamong feelingamong
among the Negroes in favor of the thenational thenational thenational
national ticket it is explained that thatthese thatthese thatthese
these meetings are not to be called by bythe bythe bythe
the request of the local or county countychairman countyI countychairman
I chairman but by the colored votors votersthemselves votorsthemselves votorsthemselves
themselves on their own motion and andinitiative andinitiative andinitiative
initiative They realize the impor importance importance importance ¬
tance of making the rough prepara preparation preparation preparation ¬
tion tionof for of or a gallant fight for Taft and andSherman andSherman andSherman
Sherman in November and they are aredetermined aredetermined aredetermined
determined to leave no stone unturned unturnedto
to swing the electoral vote of the thestate thestate thestate
state for the Chicago nominees Com Competent Competent Competent ¬
petent speakers have been invited to todiscuss todiscuss
discuss the issues for the benefit of ofthe ofthe ofthe 1
the voters some from home and andothers andothers andothers
others will come from abroad Editor EditorR
R T Berry of the Kentucky Report Reporter 1 1er
er is taking the lead in this work and andgood andgood andgood
good results may be expected from fromsuch fromsuch fromsuch
such a seasoned veteran Effective Effectiveaid Effectiveaid Effectiveaid
aid will be rendered by the substan substantial substantial substantial ¬
tial professional and business men of ofOwensboro ofOwensboro ofOwensboro
Owensboro and vicinity
St Louis Mo Oct 7 7The The Mis Missouri Missouri Missouri
souri Republican Club of which whiclNoble whichNoble whichNoble
Noble Williams illiams is president and J JC JC JC
C Covington secretary is perfecting perfectingj perfectingarrangements perfectingarrangements
j arrangements for two monster mass masimetings massmetings massmetings
metings of colored Republicans in th thinterest the theinterest theinterest <
interest of Taft and Sherman Th Thfirst The Thefirst Thefirst <
first meeting is to be held nex nexweek next nextweek nextweek
week and on Nelson N clson Crews the silvertongued sil silvertongued silvertongued
vertongued orator of Kansas City Citywill Citywill Citywill
will deliver the principal address The Thesecond Thesecond Thesecond
second meting will be a grand Hwind Hwindup wind windup windup
up of the campaign and it is expect expected expected expected ¬
ed that the th latter part of October will wilbe willbe will willbe
be chosen as the most propitious time timeFor timeFor timeFor
For this occasion the famous spell spellbinder spellbinder spellbinder ¬
binder Hon W V T Vernon Register Registeiof Registerof
of the Treasury has been invited to tcbe tobe tobe
be the guest of honor A committee committeemade committeemade committeemade
made up of Dr D W V Scott Rev B BW BV BV
W V Dunavant Dr William H Man Mansifee Mansifee Ian Iansifee
sifee Prof Pro John A Agee Noble NobleWilliams NobleVilliams NobleWilliams
Williams and E L Hicks all citi citizens citizens citizens ¬
zens of influence and standing lias liasbeen liasbeen hasbeen
been authorized to make all at necessary necessaryarrangements necessaryarrangements necessaryarrangements
arrangements for these two big meet meetings meetings meetings ¬
Secretary Covington states that the theregistration theregistration
registration of colored voters is about aboulcomplete aboutcomplete aboutcomplete
complete and out of the 12000 in the thecity thecity thecity
city fully IIOOO of f them have reg registered registered registered ¬
istered and it is certain that Taft Taftwill Taftwill Taftwill
will poll 99 per cent of them themThere themThere themThere
There is practically no disaffec disaffection disaffection disaffection ¬
tion over the troubles that some loud loudmouthed loudmouthed ¬
mouthed agitators have advertized advertizedearly advertizedearly advertizedearly
early and late and before the books booksclose booksclose booksclose
close the fraction of voters not reg registered registered registered ¬
istered will be very small It is an anopen anopen anopen
open secret that if the Democrats Democratscarry Democratscarry Democratscarry
carry the legislature a jim crow car carlaw carlaw carlaw
law will be enacted and a constitu constitutional constitutional ¬
tional amendment restricting the suf suffrage suffrage ¬
frage is sure ure to be adopted The only onlysalvation onlysalvation onlysalvation
salvation for the black man is to see seeto seeto
to it that Taft gets the electoral vote votethat votethat
that Hadley is made governor and andthat andthaf andthat
that the legislature is Republican in inboth inboth inboth
both branches branchesJudge branchesJudge branchesJudge
Judge Taft made an excellent im impression impression impression ¬
pression upon the colored voters on onhis onhis onhis
his visit last week and they will willstrain willstrain
strain every nerve to give him the thestate thestate thestate
state by as big a majority as was wasgiven wasgiven wasgiven
given Roosevelt four years ago agoROOSEVELTS agoROOSEVELTS agoROOSEVELTS
After Southern Railroads that Dis Discriminate Discrimi1late Discriminate ¬
criminate Against Negroes NegroesInjunction NegroesInjunction NegroesInjunction
Injunction Applied for to CompelTen CompelTennessee CompelTennessee CompelTennessee
nessee Railroad to Obey Law Re Requiring Reuiring ¬
quiring qui q ring Equal Accomodations to toAll
All Passengers for Same Fare FareAdministration FareAdministration
Administration Tired of Foolish Foolishness Foolishness Foolishness ¬
ness nessNashville nessNashville
Nashville Tenn October Octob October r 6 6The 6TheInterstate 6TheInterstate The TheInterstate
Interstate Commerce Commission Commissionthrough Commissionthrough Commissionthrough
through its attorney has instituted institutedproceedings institutedproceediOngs institutedproceedings
proceedings in the Middle District Districtoi DistrictoiTennesee ofTennesee of ofTennesee
Tennesee for an injunction to re restrain restrain restrain ¬
strain the Nashville Chattanooga and andSt andSt andSt
St Louis Railroad from further disobedience dis disobedience disobedience ¬
obedience to the Commissions orders ordersand ordersand ordersand
and also from further discrimination discriminationbetween discriminationbetween discriminationbetween
between white and colored passengers passengerspaying passengerspaying passengerspaying
paying the same fare fareThese fareThese fareThese
These are the proceedings ordered orderedby orderedby orderedby
by the President in the early part ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the present year against this and other otherrailroads otherrailroads otherrailroads
railroads which have been most in insistent insistent insistent ¬
sistent in their discriminations Some Someof Someof Someof
of the other common carriers com complained complained complained ¬
plained of by colored passengers arethe are arethe arethe
the Seaboard Air Line the Richmond Rich Richmond Richmond ¬
mond Fredericksburg and Potomac Potomacthe Potomacthe Potomacthe
the Southern and the Pullman Sleep Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping ¬
ing Car Company Bishops H M MTurner MTurner MTurner
Turner W V J Gaines C S Smith Smithand Smithand Smithand
and E W V Lampton have testified testifiedbefore testifiedbefore testifiedbefore
before the special agent gent of the Inter Interstate Interstate Interstate ¬
state Commerce Commission that the thePullman thePullman thePullman
Pullman Company refuses to sell sellberths sellberths sellberths
berths to Negroes Negroesexcept except perhaps in invery invery invery
very rare instances and this discrim discrimination discrimmation discrimination ¬
ination will be rigidly investigated investigatedIt
It is understood that the railroads railroadsieny railroadsdeny railroadsdeny
deny that there is discrimination but butthe butthe butthe
the facts are so plain that the legal legalrepresentative legalrepresentative legalrepresentative
representative of the Interstate Com Commerce Commerce Commerce ¬
merce Commission is giving theirstatements their theirstatements theitstatements
statements no serious consideration considerationand
and will proceed actively against all alloffending alloffending alloffending
offending roads with the evidence evidencelow evidencenow evidencenow
now in his possession beginning with withthe withthe withthe
the Nashville Chattanooga and St StLouis StLouis StLouis
Louis railroadPresident railroad railroadPresident raiJroadPresident
President Roosevelt is tired of the thefoolishness thefoolishness thefoolishness
foolishness of the roads in in questionand question questionmd questionand
and there are evidences that unless unlesshey unlessthey unlessthey
they comply with the law speedily speedilymd speedilyand speedilyand
md and furnish equal accomodations to toolored tocolored tocolored
colored and white passengers theBi theBig theBigStick theBigStick g gStick
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The announcement has been madethat made madethat madethat
that President Roosevelt has signed sigt ed acontract a acontract acontract
contract to act as an associate editorof editor editorof editorof
of the Outlook after his term of ofoffice ofoffice ofoffice
office as President expires expiresTimothy expiresTimothy expiresTimothy
Timothy White bite a blind Baptist Baptistpreacher Baptistpreacher Baptistpreacher
preacher from Alexandria Va wanted want wanted wanted ¬
ed to open cabinet meeting with pray prayer prayer prayer ¬
er The White House employees employeesdo
do not call to mind the time when whencabinet whencabinet whencabinet
cabinet meetings were opened wits witfiprayer wit witprayer witsprayer
prayer His offer was not accepted acceptedThe acceptedThe acceptedThe
The Prohibition party has tickets ticketsin ticketsin ticketsin
in 21 states the socialists in 27 the theindependents theindependents theindependents
independents in 11 III and the socialisticlabor socialistic socialisticlabor socialisticlabor
labor in 6Engineer 6 6Engineer 6Engineer
Engineer Commissioner Morrowhas Morrow Morrowhas orrow orrowhas
has appointed a committee to visit visitthe visitthe visitthe
the public schools of the District to toconsider toconsider toconsider
consider their condition as to safetyW safety safetyW safetyV
W V C Fuller a cousin of the late lateGrover lateGrover lateGrover
Grover Cleveland was instantly kill killed killed killed ¬
ed by a B 0 train last Jai t Saturday Saturdayat Sit rday rdayat
at Hyndman Pa m 1 ° S rt1 I rl rlIlanslaughter j jManslaughter f fIanslaughter f frl
Manslaughter will be the chargeagainst charge chargeagainst chargeagainst
against janitors of public schools in inthe inthe inthe
the District if a fire breaks out and andlife andlife andlife
life is lost because of a door being beinglocked beinglocked beinglocked
locked lockedAs lockedAs lockedAs
As associate Editor of the Outlook OutlookMr OutlookMr OutlookMr
Mr Roosevelt will receive 30000 30000as 30000as
as salary salaryThe salaryThe salaryThe
The True Regormers of the Dis District District District ¬
trict of Columbia celebrated the an anniversary anniversary anniversary ¬
niversary of the birth of Rev Wm WmW Wm1V Vm VmV
W V Brown the founder of the organ organization organization organization ¬
ization last Tuesday evening in thehall the thehall thehall
hall on U street streetThe streetThe streetThe
The smoky condition of Washing Washington Vashington ¬
ton all day last Monday is attributed attributedto
to the forest fires firesJudge firesJudge firesJudge
Judge Taft has been advised to tomake tomake tomake
make no more outdoor speeches and anda an ana
a number of engagements have been beencanceled beencanceled beencanceled
canceled on account of the condition conditionof
of his throatRivermen throat throatRivermen throatRivermen
Rivermen predict for us a severe severewinter severewinter severewinter
winter They say all the signs point pointto
to a long and hard one oneThe oneThe oneThe
The capacity of convention hall is isbeing isbeing isbeing
being taxed by the large number of ofpeople ofpeople ofpeople
people who go to hear Gipsy Smith Smiththe Smiththe Smiththe
the English evangelist The choir of
500 voices is led by y Percy Par cy FosterJas Foster FosterJas FosterJ
Jas J as M Beacum of Manassas Va Vaa
a postal clerk charged with tamperingwith tampering tamperingwith tamperingwith
with a letter is out on a 500 bond bondThe bondThe bondThe
The case will be heard November 10 10before 10I
I before Judge McDowell at Abington AbingtonVa
Va VaGeo
Geo M Tucker a former employe employeof
of the Bureau of Engraving and andPrinting andPrinting andPrinting
Printing was indicted by the grand grandjury grandjury grandjury
jury last Mjonday M onday nday on eleven counts countsfor countsfor countsfor
for the larceny and embezzelment embezzelm nt of ofstamps ofstamps ofstamps
stamps stampsIt
It is said that thatthe the wedding gift of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the king to Miss Elkins is to be a adiamond adiamond adiamond
diamond tiara valued at 120000 120000Col 120000Col 120000Col
Col Bain of Kentucky admires uadmiresMr admiresMr admiresMr
Mr B T Washington and says He Heis Heis Heis
is aiding in the work for the uplift upliftof upliftof upliftof
of his people peopleSome peopleSome Ii IiSome
Some alarm is felt by the health healthdepartment healtlidepartment healthdepartment
department over the increased number num number number ¬
ber of cases of typhoid fever in the theDistrict tbeDistrict theDistrict
District Effort are being made tolocate to tolocate tolocate
locate the cause causeBesides causeBesides causeBesides
Besides being the China Chin6te Ambas Ambassador Ambassador Ambassador ¬
sador Wu Ting Fang is an ardent ardentsupporter ardentsupporter ardentsupporter
supporter of vegetarianismThe vegetarianism vegetarianismThe vegetarianismThe
The United States postoffice and andall andall andall
all the mail of last Sunday Sun day were des destroyed destroyed destroyed ¬ 1
troyed in the fire at the Collonade Collonadebuilding CoIlonadebuilding Collonadebuilding
building at Chatauqua N Y last lastMonday lastl lastMonday
Monday l < morning morningThe morningThe morningThe
The heads of all the government governmentdepartments governmentdepartments governmentdepartments
departments have received orders to topay topay topay >
pay all men who wish to go to their theirhomes theirhomes theirhomes
homes to vote October 29th the theamount theamount theamount
amount of their salary to the close of ofOctober ofOctober ofOctober
October 28th 28thThe 28thThe 28thThe
The U S battleship Maine was wasthe wasthe was wasthe
the first of the fleet to complete the thetrip thetrip thetrip
trip around the world It arrived at atPortsmouth atPortsmouth atPortsmouth
Portsmouth N H last Monday Mondaymorning Mondaymorning Mondaymorning
morningJudge morningJudge morning morningJudge
Judge Taft attended divine service servicewith servicewith servicewith
with President Roosevelt last Sun Sunday Sunday Sunday ¬
day morning at All Souls Unitarian UnitarianChurch UnitarianChurch UnitarianChurch
Church ChurchA
A scholarship has been awarded to toCharles toCharles toCharles
Charles B Fisher a graduate of M Mstreet Mstreet Mstreet
street High School by the Western WesternUniversity WesternUniversity VestemUniversity
University of Pennsylvania He is isthe isthe isthe
the son of Mrs frs C D Fisher FisherMr FisherMr
Mr 1 W V P Burrell Burreli BurrellGrand iGrand Grand Worthy
Secretary of the True Reformers is issaid issaid issaid
said to doing nicely after the per perCotttiiin perI perCoahnd
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