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Cuney - little will be the and the settled Our gov- a i...
little will be the and the settled Our gov- a i n t a i n all of some to remove distrust of lirown tbo regard government of silver, scheme silver make is to tho in- India and present silver, and in between money and as exists United correspond- persisted on India the en- the being so WASHINGTON 1 , Juno 20.-- There are three prominent colored republican holdovers under tho present administration, each ono with a strong record for personal efficiency, and each one well known over a large portion of United States. They are Eobcrt Emails, collector of the port of Beau- tort, S. C., W. R. Cuney, collector of ;he port of Galveston, Tex., and Blanche K. Bruce, recorder of deeds .ho District of Columbia. Bruce and Xiney aro both lig-ht colored men, but Smalls is a full-blooded negro, who, like Touissaint 1'Ouverture, whom lie resembles in being- a man action, is of short stature and powerful build. Collector Cuney is one of the ablest pen "of his race. He is a political leader in his state, and is fully of holding- his own against any-of his white confreres in political quarrels which arise over diverse personal factional interests. Cuney is younger either Smalls or Bruce. His present office is the only important federal position he ev«r held, lie was appoint:d to it after a long- factional contest in the summer of 1839. His administration of the office lias been so satisfac- bory that the merchants and business men of Galveston, irrespective of ·arty, have joined in a request ;hat he be permitted to serve out lis term. His original appointment was in August, but he was not con- Irrned until the following- December. Jnder the ruling 1 that the four-year term is to be counted from the date confirmation and not from the date ;he original appointment to office, Ool- eetor Cuney will still have some six months to servo.

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  1. The Herald-Despatch,
  2. 01 Jul 1893, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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