"Butler Color Blind," Raleigh News and Observer, June 17, 1900
BUTLER COLOR BLIND
Laments Over a Mulatto Kid Thinking He's White
The Amendment Disfranchises This Child, He Says. You Caught a Mulatto, Senator, Some One Replies.
(Special to News and Observer)
Morganton, N.C., June 16 - A small Republican convention here today nominated Collector Holly Burton for the House and left two places, sheriff and register for the so-called Populists. Linney made a foul speech, disgusting even white Republicans. Butler followed with a tissue of misrepresentations such as that McEnry thinks the amendment is unconstitutional. His speech was applauded by the negroes.
To illustrate the mournful fact that the ten-year-old boys would be disfranchised in ten years, he caught a child of fair complexion wearing a White Supremacy button in his arms and stood him on a table.
After he lamented over his pet for ten minutes, a white Democrat called out, "You have caught a mulatto," and it was true. Butler collapsed. Where is Jennett?
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