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“ [344] Black women. These women are a curse. Squaws are bad enough, heaven knows, but Negresses are ten times worse. We frontier folk aren't angels, but these coloured women have no souls at all. Five Negresses in six will go any lengths to get a drink.”

At Houston we notice that the hotel servants are White; a thing we have not seen, except in one house at San Francisco, since we left New York. Here the advertisements run: “ all the servants White and polite.” A Negro with a vote is always lazy and often saucy, and this laziness and sauciness are threatening to deprive him of his daily bread. Pat and Karl fetch higher wages than Sam, but managers of big hotels must please their customers, even though they drive the Negro from a market which was once his own.

A gentleman of good position and large experience says to me in Galveston:

“ In Texas there never was a majority of coloured people. When our slaves were feed, we counted more than two fair heads for every woolly head. Living in a republic, with the weight of numbers on our side, we had a right to choose our rulers, magistrates, and tax assessors. If our brethren at ”

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