National Affairs: The South-Splitters

Citizens of Birmingham, Ala., held a meeting some evenings ago to discuss politics. The discussion was opened by dragging in an effigy of Nominee Smith. "What shall we do with him?" cried the presiding officer.

"Lynch him!" yelled the citizens.

A man with a knife fell upon the dummy's throat and gashed it open. He then splattered a red fluid (mercurochrome) around the wound. The Birming-hamians howled for joy. Some fired revolver shots into the "corpse." Others kicked it, spit at it. Others got a rope, noosed it, dragged it around the hall for...

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