The St. Louis Republic

Charity for Human Nature..-"The disgrace of the outbreak in a measure is shared by the whole country because it represents so complete a breakdown of civilization, but it is better that it should have happened at Urbana than in some community where past slavery would have given a color of truth to the charge that a negro can not get justice. It is well that it should have happened within the zone of the influence of New England. If no other lesson can be extracted from the Urbana disgrace, there is at least the lesson of charity. It teaches that human nature is the same all over the country, and that one community is no more secure than another from the temptation of the gust of passion aroused by brutal crimes."

Scanned from The Literary Digest, June 19, 1897