Colored Citizens Denounce the Assassin
Editor Evening News:
A meeting of colored citizens of
the city of Buffalo was held at 225 Clinton street Tuesday evening,
Sept. 10, and we wish to express our sympathy through the medium
of “Everybody’s Column” in the EVENING NEWS, a paper that is not
ashamed to tell the truth, and which has so nobly advocated the
cause of the colored people. Our indignation has been aroused at
the dastardly crime perpetrated upon our beloved and most noble
President, William McKinley, and we extend to him and his family
our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are offered for his restoration
to us and his duties. We also extend to our brave brother, Mr. James
Parker, our sincere thanks for his noble deed in saving the life
of our most beloved one.
We love our President as we love our
country. Yet we are hated, despised and debarred from the chief
vocations of life. We have long wanted to become artisans and tradesmen,
but are barred through the introduction of the Pole and Italian
races. Have we not demonstrated that we are better citizens than
the two named races, and who have brought the country into such
a demoralized state through strikes and anarchy? The negro does
not strike; he does not belong to this gang of anarchists. He works
for his country’s interest and makes and spends his money in America.
I. G. TAYLOR,
225 Clinton street.
Buffalo, Sept. 11, 1901.