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    HISTORICAL COMPOSITION   Table of Contents     MY FAVORITE POEMS

Burton, Annie L.
Memories of childhood's slavery days

- A QUESTION OF ETHICS

A QUESTION OF ETHICS


New York , Dec. 17.--Andrew Carnegie declared yesterday in a speech on the negro question that the negroes are a blessing to America, and that their presence in the South makes this country impregnable and without need of a navy to defend itself.

"Suppose," said Mr. Carnegie, "Great Britain were to send her war fleets to America. It would amount to nothing. All that the President of the United States would have to do would be to say, 'Stop exporting cotton.' The war would be ended in four days, for England cannot do without our cotton.

"We don't need a navy; we are impregnable. Because we have 9,000,000 colored men anxious and willing to work we hold this strong position, and I am interested in the negro from this material standpoint, as well as from the more humane point of view."

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    HISTORICAL COMPOSITION   Table of Contents     MY FAVORITE POEMS