race. Judge Nash was the first Republican chairman to call into
conference leading colored men of Ohio to consult with regard
to what was best for the race. That conference, lasting from 10
o'clock in the morning until 3 P.M., was a memorable one, one
that but served to increase the race's admiration for Judge Nash.
The campaign this fall will doubtless be a hotly contested one,
a prelude to the Presidential campaign a year hence, but we feel
that colored men throughout Ohio will loyally stand by Judge
Nash, for they know that in him they have a friend who has been
tried and found not wanting, a man whose whole life has been
an open book upon the pages of which is inscribed honesty, con-
sistency and faithfulness to all men, irrespective of color, creed
or previous condition. With him, a man is a man, black or
white, and he knows no color.
With Judge Nash as our standard-bearer and W. R. Stewart,
our representative on the executive committee, so far as the col-
ored vote is concerned, we will have a repetition of the campaign
of 1897, in that the forty-five thousand colored voters of Ohio
will rally to the banner of Nash and the Republican party.
Readers of The American will remember that we stated
months ago that we had no second choice; that Judge Nash was
our first and last choice and that we predicted the Republican
convention would nominate him, which it did. The name of
Judge George K. Nash is a synonym for friend to Afro-Amer-
-R. W. Tyler, in The Colored American, June 10, '99.
Mississippi has a Negro population of 742,560 and nearly
200,000 Negro voters who are not allowed to deposit a single
ballot. The Democratic party is responsible for this monstrous
outrage upon the race. Can you vote the Democratic ticket?
In Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana, Negroes have been mur-
dered and their homes fired because they attempted to vote the
Republican ticket. Will you resent this insult at the polls this
Who is responsible for the murder of Postmaster Baker, col-
ored, at Lake City, S. C.? The Democratic party.
Who emancipated the Negro and gave him the right to vote?
Who seated the first Negro Senator and Negro Representative
in the National Congress?