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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1899.
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Bishop Walters Roasts Reg
ister Judson W. Lyons.
FOR THE WELFARE OF HIS RACE
Altlttnl nf tlio Afro-Aiiii'Honii Council
on rnlltlrx 114 tint I'rcoldcnt Under
HtumW mill Interim1! II.
To tlio Editor of The Ago: I notlco
that my interview in tho 'Washington
Post of October 18 1ms greatly nor
turhed tho equilibrium of notno noted
AfrO'Atucricnns, most especially lion.
Judfou W. Lyons, tho A fro-American
spokesman for ami dgfender of the ad
ministration. Mr. Lyons says:
"I am surprised that Uishop Alexan
der "Walters, president of tho Afro
American council, should adviso col
ored men to bolt into tho Democratic
party. -I havo rend tho constitution of
tho organization, and it very clearly
and plainly declares that tho council
shall be non-partisan in politics."
First, 1 havo never advised tho Afro
Americans to bolt (go en masse) into
tho Democratic party. 1 simply ad
vised them to divide thoir voto whero
it would bo to thoir advantauo to do so.
I shall continue to so adviso them un
til certain conditions, of which I shall
Hpoak later, aro changed. Tho only
object I havo in view is tho welfare of
my raco, and no amount of criticism
will (letor mo from doing what 1 bo
lievo to he my duty.
Secondly, Mr. Lyons greatly errs
when he states that tho Afro-American
Council is non-partisan in tho souso
that it is not to dual with polltican
questions. If that were true, then wo
would bo estopped from carrying out
soino of tho main objects for which tho
council was created. Objects '2, !i and
10 read as follows:
(2.) To assist in testing the consti
tutionality of lawH which aro mado for
tho express purpose of oppressing tho
(II.) To promoto tho work of secur
ing legislation which in the individual
statos shall sccuro to all citizens the
lights guaranteed thorn by the lilth,
1-1 tli and 15th amendments to tho con
sitution of tlio United States.
(10.) To tirgo tho appropriation for
hchool funds by tho federal govern
mout to provido education for citizens
who are denied school privileges by
discriminating stato laws.
Will Mr. Lyons tell us how those ob
jects can bo accomplished outsido of
tho realm of politics? Ah for myself I
can not understand for the life of mo
how it can bo dono.
Ah to the council being non-partisan,
tho following is all tho constitution
has to nay upon tho subject: "Tho
A fro-American Council shall bo non
partisan." (Heo page 10, Articlo XI
of tho constitution).
I understand this to mean that no
one is to bo dobarrcd form membership
in tho council becauso of his olitical
faith, nor is tho council to endorse ono
K)litical party to the exclusion of tho
othor. Since this is true I cannot sco
how tho president Iuih exceeded his pre
rogative by advising a division of tho
In tho address to tho country, which
was adopted by tho council hold m
Washington, December. 1808, is tho
"Wo call upon Afro-Americans
ovorywhoro to resist by all lawful
means tho determination to deprive
them of thoir sullrago rights, If it is
necessary to accomplish this vital pur
jmso to divide their voto in a given
stato, wo adviso that we divide it.
Tho shibboleth of party must glvo way
to the shibboleth of solf-presorvation."
(Pee Address to tho Country, page '2d
of tho constitution).
Wo all understand that tho phrase,
"If it is necessary to accomplish this
vital purpose to divide their voto in a
given state, wo adviso they divide it,"
had roferonco to elections in tho South,
it was tho ouly section whero laws
woro being passed to disfranchise us.
And yet somo of tho men who woro on
that committco and voted for tho moas
tiro, aro loudest In thoir condemnation
of tho writer for omphasizing thoir ac
tion. Tho following perboiiH composed
tho committee. "T. Thomas Koituno,
Uishop A brain Grant, II. P. Cheat
ham, Judson W. Lyons, J. W. Shea,
Ida H. Wells Harnett, W. A. Pledgor.
John Mitchell, Jr., J. P. Poaker, Uish
op (ieorgo W. Clinton, It. II. Torrell."
Tho address was adopted by tho unani
mous vote of the council. I am of tho
opinion that it is necessary to divide
tho oto, especially in tho Southland,
in order to prevent us from boing dis
franchised. So ono doubts that a great deal of
tho persecution which wo havo under
gone in tho South during these lato
years is tho result of our faithful ad
herence to the Itepublicau party.
Our loyalty to tho Republican party
was all right as long aH tho Itepublicau
party was nble and willing to protect
us, but when stato and federal govern
ment acknowledge their Impotence to
protect us, (as was shown in tho riots
in North and South Carolina), then wo
were are uutler no further obligations
to support that party, but at liberty to
mako tho best terms possible with tho
powers that controlled.
Mr. Lyons expatiates on "tho inesti
mable blessings," and our "inviolate"
and? "iualleuablo rights" which havo
boeft. granted to tho Negro by tho Ho
publican party. No ono is more grate
ful.to the Republican party than my
solfn for such blessings; but It is all
bosu to endeavor to delude intelligent
pooilo by continually bringing forward
eucH flimsy arguments In order to havo
11 remain with tho Reimbllcan
when that party has departed
its principles. Stato after stato
o Southland is disfranohlslmr Its
population becauso of Its loyalty
no Republican party, while tho
federal government looka on with In
difference. If it had tho power to give
us the ballot, why Is It that It cannot
secure us In tho possossloiuof It? Tho
reasdu Is uppareut. This udminlstra
tion'yools that It can no longer afford
to antagonize tho moneyed class (best
whij people) of tho South; from tho
bog'iaulng it has been tho policy of Mr.
McKluley to reconcile tho North and
South; ho has fcimnlv loft the colored
brother to work out his own salvation,
and 'lye aro fools If wo don't work It
out o our best advantage 1 am ,
lioarjlly In favor of supporting our pro
fessional politicians, but when they
porstt in advising us to do what is
detrimental to tho interests of our raco.
b. . t
mo for us to call a halt. In the .
our condition politically is worse ,
t was L'o years ago, and our load-
11 persist in wanting us to con-
In tho old beaten path. Tho.v
top to think that tho reason for
llscrlmlnatlons Is largely politi
co moneyed class of tho South
is that tlio Negro is politically
nistlc to tho development of that
Professor Hooker T. Wash-
states tho case very clearly In
mrrent issuo of tho Atlantic
)y, as follows:
tho futuro wo want to impress
ho Negro, more than wo have
i tlio past, tho Importance of
ying himself moro closely with
orests of tho South; of making
f part of tho South, and at homo
Herotoforo, for reasons which
utttral, and for which no ono Is
lly to blame, tho colored pcoplo
havom-ou too much liko a foreign na
tion residing in the midst of another
natioiji If William Lloyd Garrison,
Woudill Phillips, or Gcorgo L. Stearns
woro CVivo today,"I feol Kuro that thoy
would adviso tho Negroes to identify
their interests as colsely as possible
with thoso of thoir white neighbors
always understanding that no question
of right and wrong is involved. In no
other way, it seems to mo, can wo get a
foundation for peace and progress. IIo
who adivses against this polloy will
lutviso tno xscgro to no mat wblcu no
pcoplo iu hiMory, who have succeeded,
have dono. Tho white man, North or
South, who advises the Negro against it
advises him to do that which hu himself
has not dono. The bedrock uinm which
ovory individual rests hiH chances for
miccess in life Is the friendship, tho
conlldonco, tho respect, of hisnextdoor
nolghbor In tho little community in
which ho lives.
Tho problem of the Negro in tho
South turns on whether ho can make
himself of such indispensable service
to his nolghbor and tho community
that no ono can fill his place better iu
tho body politio. Thoro Ih at present
no other safe course for tho black man
tJ purmto. If tho Negro In tho South
has a friend in his white neighbor, and
a still larger number of friends in his
own community, he has a protection
and a guarantee of his rights that will
be moro potent and more lasting than
any our fedora 1 congress or any outside
power can confer."
Wo aro told that wo must wait for
thu ruling classes, white men who are
woll-disposod, men of inlluenco and
wealth, to make advances toward us.
It Ih Idlo to talk such nonsense. Wo
aro tho people who aro down and need
help, and to the men who aro kindly
dlspoLod toward us we must take the
initiative. I have 1 been asked, what
aro tho Negroes iu North Carolina to
do about voting for tho prox.icd amend
ment; why, if tho amendment is
brought up, thoro is uothiug else for
the Negro to do but to voto against it.
It is my opinion that the colored lead
ers of North Carolina should get to
gether and if jKissiblo by diplomacy
provont tho passago of the bill. A cer
tain Southorn editor, a friend of the
Afro-American race, has written mo
that my advice is good, but hopes it is
not given too lato, Whatever Is done
in North Carolina to provont the pas
sage of tho proposed election law, must
bo dono quickly. Reading between tho
linos I could see that there is hope for
tho Negro politically provided ho can
couviuco tho white man that ho is as
much interested iu tho development of
the South as ho (tho white man) is.
Some of our men seom to write as if
tho Democratio party Is beyond re
demption. I know its record relative
to tiH has been as bad as bad can be,
but I believo In repentance, indeed l
am an advocate of that doctrine, hence
I am willing to give tho Democratic
party an opjiortunity to repent. Thoro
is no doubt hut that the Republican
party has fallou from grace so far as
protection to the Negro in the South is
My good friend, Mr. Lyons, trios
to frighteu us by hinting what tho
Democratic party would bo llkoly to do
if it came into federal, power. Tho
argument ill becomes a man of his posi
tion. Wo havo had two terms of Dem
ocratic rule with less lynching? and
other outrages than during tho last two
terms of Republican rule. Tho bug
bear which was oneo so potent that
In caso tho Democratio party should
return to federal power, It would total
ly disfranchise tho Negro and return
him to slavery, has lost its potency.
Mr. Lyons admits that thoro aro
some good Democrats In tho South, and
that they aro leaders of tho party,
when ho says: "In Kentucky tho
Goobol oloctlon law Is denounced by
oven leading Democrats as being so in
famously unfair and partisan as to cor
rupt, indeed root out, all conception of
virtue and principle." It is that class
of Democrats (the leading ones) iu such
states as Louisana, Mississippi and
Georga, and othor Doinoaratio strong
holds, that we urge A fro-Americans to
afllliate with; Mr. Lyon's argument
on this point has greatly strengthened
Without tho Nogro voto tho Repub
lican party could not havo been success
ful in Now York, New Jersey, Connec
ticut and Rhode Island, not to men
tion some of thu Western states. Will
Mr. Lyons please name for us Afro
Americans who havo been given promt
nent olllces in the states mentioned as
a reward for tho loyalty of tho Nogro
voto? Will ho please tolls why tho
Afro-American Ropulblcaus of Penn
sylvania havo been ignored for years
in being awarded positions of honor
and trust? Tho Negroes of Pennsyl
vania have been loyal to the grand old
party; and wo aro at a loss to know
why more of them aro not holding
A few days ago 1 had tho pleasure of
riding with ex-Governor Sowall, of
Now Jersey, from Stamford, Conn., to
Now York. While discussing tho sub
ject of politics l asked him why It was
that tho Democrats iu tho North were
more courageous in tho appointments
of Negroes to ollice than Republicans.
lie said without hesitation that the
managers of the Republican party con
sidered that the Negro voto was safe,
and honco there was no necessity to
make any special effort to retain it.
1 am pretty miro ho voiced tho senti
ment of tho Republican party. The
Negro is no longer invited in tho conn
sols of tho G. O. P. up this way and
vet when an effort is nlndo to at Maw
thorn from thoir lethargy, ono is fcbvero
ly criticised for doing so.
Daring tho campaign of '08 a com
mittco of A fro-American cleryginou and
others who woro active workers for the
Republican party iu ho state of New
York were promised that if tho party
was successful some important ap
pointments would bo given to leading
A fro-Americans in the state, provided
that the committco would agree upon
capable Afro-American Republicans.
Tlio Republican party was successful.
Aftor the election tho committee called
upon Governor Roosevelt and reminded
him of thu prolmse; he assured them
that It would bo fulfilled If tho condi
tions were met. Tho committee agreed
uion certain representative colored
men who met thu conditions and sent
thoir names to the governor. Up to
thlH writing not one of them has been
appointed, nor Iiiih any recognition of
any consequence been give to the faith
ful black allies of the Republican
party. Still wo are not to ruseu. in a
tangible way such shameful disregard
of their pledges. Wo havo been duped
long enough; the time has come when
wo should resent at tho polls such un
It has been stated that I did not con
sult the leadors of the race before ad
vising a division of the voto. I did
consult with thorn, and some who havo
taken issue with me iu public agreed
with me in private. If necessary I can
furnish a list of names. More anon.
Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 1, 1800.
Twenty-two carloads of tipples have
been shipped from Parmington, iu
Whitman county, this season.
Arthur liuey, who left IiIh homo iu
Walla Walla in July to work iu the
harvest Holds, has not since been heard
Farmers In Eastern Washington re-
Krt that tho fall-sown wheat Is taller
for the season than it has been iu tho
past ill) years.
A literary and f-oclul co-nporutivo
club is being organized iu Tacoma for
the study of municipal affairs and m-
Tho loss on tlio Aberdeen cannciry,
which was burned at Fairhavou, has
been settled. Mr. Seaborg gets about
$70,000 for tho loss of his cannery and
htock. lie estimates his loss at $1 10,
000. The way building is going on iu
Grunts Pass indicates at least that peo
ple have much conlldonco in the per
manency of tho town, says tlio Observer
of that town.
i'he Pacific sheet metal works at
Fairhavou aro turning nut 1:15,000
cans a day. Clam cans are now being
made for several canneries on the
Secretary Raldy, of tho WhattJin
Shingle Manufacturers' AsMiuiatiou,
roiwts that 00 per cent of tho shingle
mills of tho county have closed iu re
sponse to the order of the state assoola-
Methuen's Column Engaged'
FIGHTING LASTED TEN HOURS
Tln IIoimk With l'irnil to Quit Tlicli
rltlim, hut tint lliltl-li Cotilil No)
J'oIIom Tin-in Ut,
London, Dec. 1. Tho war oflico haB
received tho following dispatch from
"Capo Town, Nov. 80. Genoral
"'Moddcr River, Nov. 80. -Recon
noltered at 5 A. M. the enemy's posi
tion on tho rlvor Moddor, and found
them strongly entrenched and con
cealed. No means of outflanking, tho
river being full. Action commenced
with tho artillery, mounted Infantry
and cavalry at 5:110 A. M. Tho guards
on tho right and the Ninth brigade on
tho loft attacked the position iu a
widoly extended formation, at 0:!10,
and, supported by the artillery, found
Itself In front of the whole Roer force,
8,000 strong, with two largo guns, four
Krupps, etc. The naval brigade ren
dered great assistance from tho railway.
" 'After desperate, hard lighting,
which lasted 10 hours, our men, with
out water or food and iu the burning
mm, made the enemy quit his position.
Genoral Pole-Carcw was successful in
getting a small party across the river,
gallantly assisted by 5100 sappers.
" 'I speak In terms of high praise of
tho conduct of all who wore engaged in
ono of the hardest and most trying
fights in the annals of tho llritish
army. If I can mention one arm par
ticularly, It is the two batteries of ar
Nltiiittlou nt Muri'kliiK.
London, Deo. '2. Colonel Radon
Powoll, under dato of Mafeklng, No
vember 510, has sent the following to
the war olllco through General Fores-tier-
Walker, at Capo Town:
"All well hero. Cronjo has gone
with a commando and with about 'JO
wagons to Riceters, Transvaal, leaving
most of tho guns here with the Marlco
and Llclitenbiiig contingents, with
orders to shell us into submission,
ltombardmcnt and sniping continue,
with very small results.
"Tho enomy's sentries drow uh out
Saturday by making a show of going
away and leaving a big gun apparently
iu a stato of being dismantled. Our
scouts found thu enemy hidden in force,
so we sat tight.
"Tho enemy's tM-poundor became
damaged, and has boon replaced by
another, moro elllcient. I am daily
pushing out our advance work, with
good results. Thu health of tho garri
bou is good. No casualties to rexn't."
1 1 1 1 i r.iiN at Itiilniiiiit mill (IruMpiiii.
Orange Rlvor, Deo. '2. Roer prison
ers hero report that the number of Roera
killed at Itolmout is believed to bo 110,
and at Graspau -100. Among tho pris
oners aro several with enormous red
crosses on thoir sleeves. It Is roported
that they fought with tho artillery.
Tim Itui'ii to MiiiiIIii.
Washington, Doc. 2. Tho cruiser
Now OrleatiH has arrived at Colombo,
on hor way to Moanila. This brings
her up to the cruiser llrooklvn for the
first time since their ocean raco to the
1'hilipplneH began. Tho Brooklyn ar
rived at Colombo yohtorday,'and will
coal probably iu tiimi to get away
ahead of the" Now Orleans. Tho latter
has been gaining of late, and has bet
tered her iKisition by two days against
the Brooklyn since leaving Aden, The
indications aro that the New O I leans
will bo the first to arrive at Manila.
Dispatches just received from IIo
Ilo, island of Pa nay, say that at 1
o'clock, tho evening of Sunday, No
vember L'0, the Nineteenth regiment
encountered an intrenched force of tho
onoiny at Pavla, who opened a heavy
fire. The leading battalion replied,
ond, after several volleys, tho Nine
teenth flanked tho Hlipluos, driving
them out of their trenches. Tho enemy
retreating to the mountains. At the
beginning of tho light one captain and
one private of tho Nineteenth were
A Nimv Trlpln Alllitncn.
London, Dec. L'. -Joseph Chamber
lain, secretary of stato for the colonies,
in a speech at a luncheon at Leicester
today said ho was deeply gratified th.it
the foreign relations of Great Britain
were so satisfactory, and as.-orted that
the country owed a debt of gratitude to
I)rd Salisbury for the great improve
ment iu Great Britain's jHisition. It
wiib ehjeolally gratifying, he said, to
uoto tho friendly relations existing be
tween tho Anglo-Saxon branches, saying
that the understanding between the
United States and Great Britain is In
deed a guarantee of poaco to tho world.
This statement was greeted with cheers.
Now York, Nov. 510. Tho Stato
Truat Company, as trustees of the first
iiiorLsago yesterday issued notice of tho
company's intention of taking posses
ion of tho property, Including tho pub
lication of the periodicals known as
llarpor'H Weekly, Warper's Uazar and
Harper's Round Table .