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[97] Conservative, you must conduct your cars in accordance with public sentiment.

This question of whether the Negro shall or shall not be allowed to ride in street cars, excites as much debate as the telegrams of Sheridan. Everyone is suggesting remedies and discussing compromises. General Warmoth suggests, that cars might be started in Canal Street, to be marked with a star, in which Negroes may ride, with such White people as have no objection to their company. He carries this suggestion to his old friend Jewell for insertion in the “Bulletin.” Jewell declines to give it space. “ Then I must try elsewhere,” says Warmoth. Jewell is of opinion that the scheme should not be broached. “I think it may and should,” says Warmoth. “If you print that document,” cries Jewell, “I will ruin you for ever.”

Warmoth prints his suggestion, and the two Conservative leaders, McEnery and Wiltz, adopt it as a reasonable compromise of the dispute. Next morning Jewell comes out with a leader in which Warmoth is described as “Lazarus, raised from the dead by Satan;” as a “ bold bad man, the originator and promoter of every abuse,” as a “ congener” of the

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