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Colored American Republican Text Book
			
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                 Submitting the Evidence.

         AN ARRAY OF AUTHENTIC FIGURES SHOWING
         THAT AT THE NEGRO DRAWS $6,000,000 AN-
                         NUALLY.

Fruits of the Giant McKinley Administration--A Record With-
     out a Parallel--Our Wisdom Vindicated--The Afro-
           American's Status in Civil and Military
                   Life-Read and Reflect.

  Prior to the St. Louis Republican National Convention of '96,
the leaders promised their many friends throughout the United
States, that the election of William McKinley to the high office
of President would place in the White House a staunch friend
of the Negro.  All who had known him, and had come in per-
sonal contact with him, were compelled to say "amen!" to the-
contention of these savants. Now that McKinley is elected,
and is giving the American people one of the grandest Admin-
istrations the republic has ever known, and is even surpassing
the history of the party in his fidelity to the colored electors, it
at once becomes the duty of the friends of his Administration
to call attention to his brilliant record, and ask the masses for an
unequivocal indorsement of both the man and party. Notwith-
standing the fact that the "pie counter" is very much shorter
than during any prior Administration, because of the un-Ameri-
can civil service law; in spite of the fact that many hundreds of
us received less that we had merited and expected, and thousands
of others have been coldly turned down; although many who
worked for promotions and favorable transfers and failed, and
many from the combine ranks went in, while many an "original
McKinley man" was "frozen out," yet it is a fact, the McKinley
Administration finds more colored men at high posts of honor,
in high salaried positions, drawing more Government money,
and with more potent influence than has ever before been known
to the world. Compared with others, this is the "Giant Admin-
istration."




			
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