Case of the Prize Fighter Lazarus

Gangs of New York (2002) – Fight Scene

Zimbabwe used to be called Rhodesia. The name Rhodesia comes from Cecil Rhodes, whose British South Africa Company first demarcated the territory during the 1890s. [1] Cecil Rhodes’ De Beers Consolidated Mines was established with funding from NM Rothschild & Sons. [2] The Round Table movement, founded in 1909, was an association of organizations promoting closer union between Britain and its “colonies”. Historian Carroll Quigley claimed that the Round Table Groups were connected to a secret society, which South African diamond baron Cecil Rhodes is believed to have set up with similar goals. Rhodes was believed by some to have formed this secret society in his lifetime. This secret society is supposed to have been named the Society of the Elect. [3] A lion whose name honored Cecil Rhodes was killed recently by a dentist. Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) by Walter Palmer. This killing of Cecil signified death to the New World Order, and so propaganda outlets (a.k.a. “news”) went into action. Then, responding like B.F. Skinner pigeons to “news” propaganda, the mobile vulgus erupted. The heroic dentist who deserves the heartfelt thanks of honest people instead was hounded by a mob of B.F. Skinner pigeons.

On December 6, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the annual State of the Union message to both houses of the U.S. Congress. Shorthand transcripts of the speech where put on a ship headed to Britain. The transcripts arrived in Britain by December 19th, on which date British newspapers began publishing comments on Lincoln’s State of the Union speech. Then copies of the British newspapers were put aboard a ship headed to New York City, where they had arrived by January 4, 1865. On that date, the New York Times printed Comments Of the Press, regurgitating what the English newspapers had said about the latest State of the Union address.

COMMENTS OF THE PRESS. From the London Times, Dec. 19… But, considering that Mr. LINCOLN can say no more of the Federal military achievements of the past year, than that the northern armies have lost no position they held at the beginning of that period, the assumption of the power to inflict punishment on enemies who still defy the North, is rather ridiculous… If the military intelligence is unfavorable, the official Report of the state of the Federal finances is even more discouraging, or would be if anything could affect a people so deaf to the teaching of facts. Altogether the situation, even as depicted in the Message and the accompanying Reports, financial and military, renders it the most uncomfortable President’s Address ever read to the American House of Representatives. [4]

The London Times was oblivious to General William Tecumseh Sherman and his soldiers having captured Atlanta, Georgia and conducting a brilliant “march to the sea” during which they abandoned their supply base. Instead the London Times closed its eyes and declared, “Mr. LINCOLN can say no more of the Federal military achievements of the past year, than that the northern armies have lost no position they held at the beginning of that period…” Which proves that even the London Times can be wrong.

From the London Times, Dec. 20: “The only point of interest in President LINCOLN’s very bold message is its disappointment of the expectations which prevailed for some time before its delivery. In short, the message is chiefly remarkable as declaring that Mr. LINCOLN in his second Presidency will be precisely what he has been for the last four years. [4]

We will never know if the London Times prediction above would have been accurate, since Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. (He died the next morning at 7:22 am.)

Searching old New York Times reports, as found in a computer disk which accompanied the book, The New York Times Complete Civil War (edited by Harold Holzer and Craig L. Symonds), seeking any evidence that Abraham Lincoln had been miraculously transformed circa January 1865 into a “radical” abolitionist (as depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie, “Lincoln”), incidental items of note have been found. One of these is the case of the prize fighter Lazarus.

On January 3, 1865, at about 4 o’clock in the morning, Harry Lazarus, a prize fighter, was murdered. The alleged killer was Barney Frierly, keeper of a saloon. The two had fought, and during the tussle Frierly pulled a straight-edged razor and cut the throat of Harry Lazarus. [5]

Further details were given in a subsequent edition of the New York Times. It was now called, “The Houston Street Tragedy.” There were “sporting men” involved in the murder. Two of these “sporting men” were James McDonald and James Clark. But these “sporting men” were hardly the high-falutin’ types you find on Wall Street. The “sporting men” connected with the Lazarus murder “bore not the most remote resemblance to the gentlemen of means and leisure who once bore the title,” reported New York Times. Instead they were “rough-visaged, one-eyed, heavy-shod and hard-listed bruisers, pimps, gamblers and thieves.” The degenerate “sporting men” were accustomed to gather at the two rival saloons kept by Lazarus and Frierly, where they conversed “in the occult tongue of the Rogues’ Lexicon.” One “California Jack” was present at the scene of the crime, and he had called out, “I’ll bet a hundred dollars that I’ve got a man here who can whip any man in the house.” Harry Lazarus would not shake hands with Barney Frierly. Frierly took offense, cussed and called him a sucker and a loafer. To this, Lazarus replied, “I’ll fight you; there’s no ‘cow’ blood in me.” And so the fight ensued and Harry Lazarus got a “knife” now (instead of the earlier reported razor) stabbed into his neck and it was drawn back twice. [6]

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Zimbabwe”, Wikipedia, August 3, 2015.
[2] “Cecil Rhodes”, Wikipedia, August 3, 2015.
[3] “Round Table movement”, Wikipedia, August 3, 2015.
[4] “AMERICAN TOPICS.; THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE”, New York Times, January 4, 1865.
[5] “GENERAL NEWS”, New York Times, January 4, 1865.
[6] “The Houston Street Tragedy”, New York Times, January 5, 1865.


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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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