Unknown Chicago Paper
March 1914

 

President Woodrow Wilson Throws Down The Gauntlet To United States Senator James K. Vardaman

THE UNSPEAKABLE BLATANT OR BELLOWING SO-CALLED AND MISFIT SENATOR FROM MISSISSIPPI WHO IS UNABLE TO SPEAK TEN WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CORRECTLY WITHOUT RESORTING TO BLACKGUARDISM.

THE PRESIDENT HAS SENT THE NAME OF ROBERT H. TERRELL TO THE SENATE TO BE CONFIRMED FOR ONE OF THE MUNICIPAL JUDGES OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

THIS HE HAS ACTED EXTREMELY WISE. NOW LET SENATORS HOKE SMITH AND VARDAMAN AND THEIR FOOL AND EMPTY-HEADED ASSOCIATES DO THEIR WORST IN OPPOSING HIS AND THE CONFIRMATION OF OTHER COLORED MEN WHOSE NAMES WILL RE SENT TO THE SENATE FROM TIME TO TIME BY PRESIDENT WILSON.

   President Woodrow Wilson, after many months, seemingly has finally made his mind to throw down the gauntlet to the unspeakable, blatant or bellowing United States Senator James
Kicking Mule Vardaman of Mississippi, for the latter part of last week the President sent the name of Robert H. Terrell to the Senate to be either confirmed to one of the Municipal Court Judges the District of Columbia or be rejected by it.
   Like a rip-roaring, wild, snorting blind Mississippi bull, Senator Vardaman, who can be rightly classed with misfits who are absolutely unable to speak ten words in the English language correctly without resorting to blackguardism, has let it be known that he and Senator Hoke Smith and their fool and empty headed Negro hating associates, will bitterly oppose his confirmation.
   It is the strangest thing in the world as that the president backed up as is by the vast majority of the people all parts of this country, that he permit such uncouth creatures like Senator Vardaman to dictate to him in any manner, shape or in form and to think of the name of the braying jackass from the rotten State of Mississippi. Every day in the week this so called Senator, who is still an unreconstructed rebel at heart and whose useless life should have been brought to a close by the good Lord some way or other long ago , for he is a burning disgrace to this great and mighty Nation and he is an everlasting disgrace to the Anglo-Saxon Race which he claims to represent and that he is one of its very highest types of the superior race. If this is true, may the head or the boss devil and his angels have compassion on the lowest types of the same race.
   What we started out to say was that every day in the week this detestable and despicable thing or Senator calls for President Wilson to appoint many of his followers in Mississippi to Federal positions, and the

President has appointed many of his class of free booters to good positions, and after the repulsive and very coarse, and we might with propriety say the brutal and hellish Senator in question, no sooner than he had succeeded in working the President to a dead standstill in this direction, he let it be known that he will oppose the nomination of any Colored man whose name the President sends to the Senate for confirmation. Thus proving beyond a doubt that the Mississippi Senator is debased and devoid of all gratitude. What President Wilson should do to him in the future is to have his head bouncer or usher to boot Senator Vardaman out of the White House when be attempts to enter it again, for that is the only way that be can be taught decency and the eternal fitness of things.
   Robert H. Terrell has served one of the Municipal Judges for the District of Columbia for many years with great credit to himself and to the Colored race, of which he is an honored member.
   The President deserves to be highly praised for honestly desiring to continue Judge Terrell in office, and he is acting wisely by sending his name to the Senate for confirmation and the names of other Colored men from time to time he is desirous of appointing to Federal positions, and when he does that in good faith he will be simply keeping or adhering to the promises he made to the Colored people during his campaign in 1912 in reference to knowing no color line in national politics; that only the worth and character of every citizen, regardless of his color, would count when it came down to selecting persons to fill Important positions within the gift of the Federal Government
   Let President Wilson continue to send the names of worthy Colored men for confirmation by the United State Senate and let the Senators go on open record either in favor of voting them up or voting them down.

 

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