CIVIL RIGHTS AGAIN
White and Black Men Refused Li-
quor- Bar-Tender in Jail.
Civil rights cases are becoming quite
frequent, and prove lucrative to the law-
yers. Yesterday afternoon another case
came to notice in which an ex-justice of
the peace, T.P. Johnson (col.), was
It seems that policeman John Franklin,
a white man, Martin Anderson, also white,
and T.P. Johnson (col.) went into Nick
Kupferle's lager beer saloon to get a
drink. They stepped up to the bar, and
the colored man asked for drinks for the
party, but was refused by Henry Beuse,
the bar-tender. One of the white
men then offered to pay for the
liquor if it would be furnished but the
bar-tender still refused. It is well known
that T.P.J. spoetas a lawyer's license,
and this was enough for him and the case
was taken into court. Mr. Beuse was ar-
rested and taken before, Squire McWhor-
ter, the colored justice of the peace,
where he was questioned and his lan-
guage not suiting the justice, he was sent
to jail three days for contempt of court.
We understand efforts were being made
las night to effect his release, but as to
their success we are not informed.
The above is but one side of the story,
and Mr. Beuse's statement may alter
Since writing the above, the release of
Mr. Beuse has been effected.
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