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1893-12-01-InterOcean-p7-ColoredMenTurneddown - Colored Men Turned Down. Ohio Statt Jownud: The...
Colored Men Turned Down. Ohio Statt Jownud: The renegade colored men who traded their -wheat -wheat convictions for a vote for Cleveland last fall are In hard luck. Several of tbe alleged leaders of thought In the race. Inred by the offers ot position in the diplomatic diplomatic and other departments of the government, not only voted the National Democratic ticket, but went over the country endeavoring to organize organize colored clubs snd foster a revolt in the ranks ot the people who. from a proper regard of the decencies of political life, always voted the.Bc-publican the.Bc-publican the.Bc-publican ticket. - But there haa been a rude awakening. These would-be would-be would-be leaders hare so tar tailed to secure the pieces ot silver ttaf were the price of their apostasy. Under former Republican administrations administrations tbe posts of minister to San Domingo and Uayti were always filled by colored men. but President Cleveland nominated white men (Mr. Meade, ot Connecticut, Connecticut, and Mr. Smythe, of Virginia) for the places. Be named C H. J. Taylor, a colored man ot Kansas City, as minister to Bolivia, but the Democratic Senate refused to confirm him. lie selected Mr. Astwood (colored) as consul at Calais, but be, too, was laid on the shelf by the Senate. Taylor and Astwood went over the country last fall organizing the ''Negro Democratic League.'' and rejection Is their pay for the disgraceful service. But one colored man has seccred a foreign, appointment, an Alabama friend of Secretary Herbert, who has been sent to Santos. Brazil, tbe most unhealthy port on the South American coast. There has been but little sympathy, however, for these disappointed office-seekers office-seekers office-seekers among tbe members of their race. Colored men generally are Republicans, and have neither respect nor pity for any of their brethren who desert the party which gave them freedom and citizenship, and aid the party which would have kept them la miserable bondage for all time.

Clipped from The Inter Ocean01 Dec 1893, FriPage 7

The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois)01 Dec 1893, FriPage 7
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