Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16, 1900: Anderson Gause

Today's article is short and sweet. It comes to us from the pages of The Wilmington Messenger (Wilmington, N. C.) dated January 17, 1900:

A NEGRO LYNCHED.

Memphis, Tenn., January 16.—A negro named Anderson Gause was found hanging to the limb of a tree near Henning, Tenn., this morning. It is supposed he was lynched for aiding in the escape of the Ginerly brothers, colored, who recently murdered two officers near Ripley, Tenn.


Next we have an article of interest from The Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) dated March 25, 1911:

CONDEMNED BY HIS RACE; NEGROES DEPRECATE CRIME

SPARTANBURG, S. C., RACE LEADERS DEPLORE ACTION OF COLORED MAN

ASK PRESS FOR PUBLICITY

Negroes Show Their Hatred For One of the Race by Adopting Resolutions.

Spartanburg, S. C.—(Special.)—Deploring the occurrence here when a Negro attempted to commit criminal assault upon the person of a well known and prominent white woman of this city, and realizing the fact that such a crime not only reflected on the guilty Negro, but upon the entire race as well, and desiring to publicly denounce the savage criminal, the pastor and congregation of Trinity African Methodist church, a Negro church of this city, has passed resolutions and requested that they be given the same publicity that the crime itself was.

Calling the criminal an ignorant and depraved one of the lowest and basest type and not in anywise like the intelligent, industrious and lawabiding [sic] Negroes the resolutions "depreciate such an attempt gravely."

The efforts of the Negroes to show their hatred for such a member of their race close as follows:

Whereas, the city and county acted with so much coolness and respect for law and order under such trying circumstances as those of Saturday last.

Whereas we believe ourselves to be voicing the sentiments of many lawabiding [sic] Negroes throughout Christendom, be it.

Resolved:  That we tender our thanks to the sheriff, officers and citizens of Spartanburg for their regard for law and order under such a reprehensible and blood stirring occurrence as that of last Saturday and further be it.

Resolved that we tender our sincere sympathy to the attacked parties and wish for them a speedy recovery, and be it.

Resolved that we hope for a speedy trial of the guilty party and that justice be meted him by the strong arm of the law.


Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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