Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1904 Page: 5 of 16
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Strolling in the late evening tide-
Arm in arm and side by side,
The fairest damsels In the land.
They see them in the dizzy waltz and in
the banqueting hall, "After the Ball is
Thev see them clothed in judicial ermine
and presiding on the bench of the highest
courts in the land; they see them holding
portfolios in the Cabinet of the President of
the United States, and occupying seats in
Congress. They hear a negro Supreme
Judge render an opinion, declaring that
the several Constitutions of the states of the
South, containing "grandfather" clauses
and disenfranchising the negro on general
principles, in conflict with the Constitution
of the United States, and therefore null and
void. They see Erastus Mizpah, the leader
of the colored forces on the floor of Con-
gress, the gentleman from Utopia, Arkan-
sas, introduce a bill, which bill provides
that the several Southern states named in
the decision of the Supreme Court of the
United States, shall organize state govern-
ments, which state governments shall be
Republican in form, etc. And in advocacy
of the passage of said bill, among other
things hear him say: "He is a weakling
and a coward, who is unwilling to come to
taw and take an even chance in the great
game of life, be he a son of chivalry or a
Persian wind bag from New York.
He is a weakling and a coward who is
unwilling to give half the road and the time
of day to the comers and goers in the lane
of life' though some be negroes and others
Jews, as in Russia.
He is an egotist, a weakling and a cow-
ard who imagines that his skin and not his
brain gives him the superiority, and there-
fore the right to trample beneath his feet,
men like Booker T. Washington.
He is a a weakling and a poltroon, who
wtll join a mob for the purpose of torturing
or burning at the stake, or murdering in any
manner any man, white or black, on any
charge whatever. The law of the land was
intended, and of right ought, and must be
The game of life, in a true repnblic, is
like an old time game of marbles where
each and every player walked to taw, where
each shot for himself, where some knocked
the middle man, some knocked the ring
man, some missed the ring, some slipped
and went last, while others fell behind the
dead line, as our Persian friends for the
pas. forty years or more,
A good old game, in which such boys as
Lincoln, Grant, McKinley and Roosevelt,
where each in his turn waiked to taw,
where each shot for himself, where each
knocked the center man, and where each
looked with scorn upon the boy that would
fudge or fall behind the dead line.
This splendid game, which so vividly il-
lustrates a true republic, has not been play-
ed in a spirit of fairness in this boasted land
of the free. The colored man has not been
permitted to walk to taw, and take a shot
at the middle man in free competition with
Confucious spake a great truth when he
said—"In a well ordeaed government the
common people are content, but when mat-
ters of state go awry then chaos ensues."
A well-ordered government, is a govern-
m nt, based upon the eternal principles of
truth, justice and righteousness, and admin-
istered with an even balance, meeting out
equal justice to all. In the Constitution of
such a government there can be no grand-
father clauses. There can be no discrimin-
ation between citiz^u and citizen on account
of race prejudices. There can be no pro-
vission for the establishment of a court that
will convict one man, right or wrong, and
acquit another guilty of a grave offense.
In such a government the accused can and
must be tried by a jury of his peers without
regard to their skin or original nationality.
The American people are wont to boast
that they have given to the world the graat-
est boon known to man, that of liberty.
You know the Egyptians gave to the world
the mummie and the pyramids; the Jews,
merchants and religion; the Romans, im-
perialism and law; the Grecians, art and
literature; and the Americans, liberty and
equal justice. We are sorry to note that
our Persian friends in the South are unwill-
ling to accept in full this vaunted gift of
America and it is to the correction of this
error that the pending measure is directed.
We hold that a people, that will bear in
silence and with a patience akin to mystery,
the insults, the indignities and the outrages
heaped upon their their race, as have the
colored people of the South for the past
forty years, and then go forth at their coun-
try's call and fight and die for the honor
and for the glory of that country as did the
colored troops^at San Juan Hill, deserve
not only the privilege of walking to taw but
to have their names chiseled in marble
and engraved on monuments ot bronze, to
be read by other men, in other times, when
Persians are no more.
At this juncture, our trained strained
eyed friends see John Razor Williams from
Holocoast, Mississippi, springs from his
seat and with a "Hoss" pistol from ante-
bellum days, shoot and instantly kill Erastus
Mizpah, the great champion of negro suffer-
age in the South, whereupon a general riot
ensued—the floor of the House was painted
with blood and the walls tattoed with a
All this growing out of the fact that Pres-
ident Roosevelt had, once upon a time,
broken bread with Booker T. Washington.
We have now come to the most serious,
the most portentious, the most blood cur-
dling and the reddest red spot of all the
spots with which we have yet had to deal.
A shot, a shadow,
" Pasting before their eyei
Like an ominous breath.
Like a shiver of fear
Or a touch of Death."
According to the latest and most eminent
Persian astrologers, the spot, where there
is no spot, has the semblance of a huge
war map, spread out on the horizon of the
immediate future on which they see moun-
tains of strenuosity, quagmires of unsafety,
erratic eruptions, zones of imperialism,
and a game ccck crowing on the rim of a
volcano, all of which astounds and alarms
the nations of the earth, and inconsequence
of all of which, they see "Teddy, the Ter-
aoa," marching at the head of au army of
forty-four million Americans to do battle
against the allied forces of Europe, Asia,
Africa and the islands of the sea. They
see the innumerable hosts of the allies
pitching their tents on the plains of Shinar,
where, in days long since gone by, the
Kings of Babylon played the games of war.
They see "Teddy, the Terror's," army
appear upon the scene, they see lines of
battle being formed on either side in snch
bewildering numbers that, at the sight of
which, thought is stifled, reason reels and
imagination is paralyzed. They hear Gog
shout to Magog, "Tread on the tail of my
coat!" The earth trembled and the battle
was on. They seethe Tenth United States
colored cavalry charging neck beep in hu-
man gore and hear them singing as they
plunge into the ranks of the enemy—
"There'll Be a Hot Time In the Old Town, Tonight,"
They see ''Teddy, the Terror"
Mounted on a ttrenueui steed.
With lightning In his heel,
charging up and down the American lines,
and hear him shout above the din and roar
of battle, with a voice that could be heard
back in the United States, "I'm half wolf,
and this is my day to howl!"
Here the lines of the allied armies began
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