Celebrity Clipping from Indianapolis News, Tue, Nov 28, 1893.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, November 28, 1893

THE VIEWS OF FKKD DOUGLASS.H© Speak» of Xcsrro Trouble* and Lynoblnu*—Colonization Visionary.»t About nix hundred .people gathered in h Masonic Hall last night lo listen to Fred*e enck Douglass, the colored orator. In spiter* of his white hairs and seventy years, he1 stood erect and his voice rang clearlyn through the hall as he spoke of the un-h happy relations existing between the col*K ored and white people of the South. Hewas introduced to the audience by George j L. Knox, and preceding the lecture aj prayer was offered by the Kev. Dr. Coultas,of Roberts Park church.In the course of his lecture he said: Mob violence is increasing, and in it* spread is visiting its venecauce upon the whites both North und South. Jt is no longer local, but national. It is epidemic, and, if allowed togo on unchecked, it will encourage anarchy in all parts. Crime breeds crime, and not g breeze that comes to us from the late rebellious States but bears with it the contagion of Southern conditions.”After describing graphically the horrors of negro lynching and oppression, he said:“No opposition Is urge^ to it; it is encoui*aged and lauded to the skies in the publio prints. . All the presumption isugain*t the negro. The pulpit is ugarust him. It is only netessary to accuse him; to convict und kill him. His slavers have means of mstityiuK themselves, but the negro is dead. The whole race is tried and condemned, and 1 am here to combat the verdict that ha la a moral monster.”Mr. Douglass Talks Off tbs Platform.Frederick Douglass left town this morn* ing for Washington. He is not In good health, and thought himself unaole te stand the strain of the contention in Ci* ciunuti, which has been called by Bishov Turner. To a Nkws reporter he said: “I am very grateful for the way in which the newspapers of Indianapolis have treatedme. I have beeu shown every courtesy, The morning papers were at some palm to make a complete report of my ■speech lust night I nm aorry to have to say that I was unintentionally misrepresented. I am virtually charged i with apologizing for crime. Let me deny j the charge. Neither I nor any other colored man who occupies the same station that X | do would shield a guilty man of our race. He should sutler the most condign punish* nient. The only point for which I contendis that when a colored man is accused-oi; crime, of whatever nature or extent, heshould be confronted in a court of lavwith his accusers so that his guilt or innocence may be established without doubt. I •ay that the horrible crimes which art charged to the colored men of the South a arc not confined to the negroes. Public t opinion looks upon the negro as an animal