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“ [189] thousand murders of Negroes in a single State in one year!”

“ That statement strikes one oddly. We have recently come from Texas, which we crossed from north to south, from Red River to Galveston. On every road we heard of crime; a man stabbed here, a cabin burnt there. At every drinking-crib we heard of rows in which knives were drawn and shots fired. Much of this crime was Negro crime. Yet, from Red River to Galveston, although the talk ran constantly on acts of violence, we never once heard these acts of violence attributed to political causes. Books and journals show you that the crime in Texas is not so much White on Black, or Black on White, as Black on Black.”

“ I don't read books nor journals either,” says the President moodily, “except the clippings made for me by Babcock.” General Babcock is the Private Secretary.

This saying of the President is no joke. General Grant never opens a book or peeps into a paper; yet he cannot keep his eyes off caricatures of himself. Opponents, well aware of his weakness, sting and flout him through the eye. Here squats

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