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of a CONSCIENCE MAKES COWARDS OF US ALL. EX-COUNSEL H. C. C. ASTWOOD GREA.T ADMISSION. MARCH I. 'Q5. HE DE CLARED CHASE WAS WRONG. MARCH T. 'o7. DECLARED THAT HE WAS RIGHT. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. CHASE IS RIGHT. LET HIS PERSEr CUTORS REFLECT. In the testimony of Hon. H. C, C Astwood. ex-United States Counsel to San Domingo, in the Chase-Taylor libel suit, among other things Mr. Astwood Astwood said as follows : Astwood lectured the Lawyers. From The Post of Afarch i, '95. Mr. H. C. C. Astwood, of New York proved an unwilling witness. He lectured lectured Mr. Langston about perjury, saying that Mr. Chase's friends had boasted how they would compel him to swear falsely. It was learned from the witness that he was the publisher of the Defender. Mr. Ast-vood said that he had made several attempts to placate Mr. Taylor Taylor and lr. Chase, because as an officer officer of the Negro National Democratic League he disliked to see tirades which were running in The Bee. The above is a portion of Mr. Ast-wood's Ast-wood's testimony. He declared that some one wanted him to lie. How much truth is there in this will be fully explained explained in his letter to Mr. Chase, March i 1897, just two years after Mr. Astwood gave his testimony. CONSCIENCE MAKES COWARDS OF US ALL. It is an old apphorism, truth crushed to the earth will arise again. Mr. Chase wps right sys Mr. Astwood two yt ars silence. No one knows this better than Mr. Astwood. Bryn Mawr, Pa., March 1st, 1897. Mr. Calvin W. Chase, Editor of The Washington Bee. My Dear Sir : My attention has b en called to some strictures in The Bee against me. 1 write to say that this is entirely uncalled for. At this stage I don't see the good of colored men fighting each other; it can do no good at all. As far as I am concerned it doesn't make a bit of diffcrenre. Upon the eve of a new administration Negroes Negroes had better unite and get all they can. My difficulty with you was purely personal. Of course, I keep no animosity animosity you were right the sequel has proven it and I have no disoosition to caval further with you about it. I will be in Washington from Wednesday to Frid ly and will be glad to see you. I would be glad if you can arrange with some of your church friends for a lecture lecture on San Domingo for me, it will be interesting now pending the Cuban question. I think I am in a position to help you some now with Mr. Hanna. if you have any expectations and will be glad to do it if I can, so that you might see my desire for the articles you see in the p ipers about me being outside, the breastworks is nonsense. You know me better than any one You know how hard Mr Douglass tried to get me outside the breastworks breastworks and could not. I hope there will be no scrambling as under the Cleveland Cleveland regime and the Recorder's Office will go to a nistrict man within the next sixty days and that it will be a friend of yours. With best regards, I am very truly, H. C. C. ASTWOOD. P. S. A note will reach me, direct to 1160 20th street, my old address. 1 a

Clipped from The Washington Bee13 Mar 1897, SatPage 5

The Washington Bee (Washington, District of Columbia)13 Mar 1897, SatPage 5
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