Newspaper of New National Era, March 27, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of New National Era dated March 27, 1873 Page 1
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THE NEW NATIONAL ERA rcMJsnED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING At Waikliftn City, D. C. NEW NATIONAL ERA BUILDING, 411 11T1I ITEEE' LEWIS H. DOUGLASS, > r? J. SELLA MARTIN, j" Put or frudiraan Mafia coptaa, $2 40 par jaai Era foplaa f?r f 1 \ payable la adraaca. AtMlM FRKPKRICK DOI ULAII, Jr., Lock Ro* ni, Wellington. D. C. COMMUXICA TIOKS. Tut Nit N*Tt?*AL Et*i1om n <t ho! 1 itwlf r*?s>on?ibl f ,r tie?? #sprwwd by eorT*?jv,nd?-nt? Woll written *n< 4t.Ur?atiogc ?mur.k?l,o?? mil be gUvlly received.] Lrllrr from \ftr York. Xkw York, March 17, If7.1. T the Elitort of the Xnr S'ational Km : "Ilolv St. Patrick! how I have suffered f..r thee thi? day!" wa? the exclamation ol an 11i-h gill after having been jostled about a . 1 iiav, tearing her clothes, losing her money, an ! returning home in a state of disgust with her own blessed en'.nt. And truly the people of New York have much to grieve for on tbi- annual day of misery; for notwithstanding the law passed last spring by the I.egislatiire, one clause being to the effect that no pioce*?. ii. alter mar naie, mk>uiu uiiiutri, ui in am way interfere with the street travel of the . ity, yet St. Patrick's people are lawless. An i having t!ie police in league Willi them, and the control of the city in their hands, thcv virtually lake the ?lay. A nioilineation of tl,i? law wa? therefore mail* for them, that they should not lietain more than five cars at a time ; hut this arrangement was disregarded entirely, mul St. Patrick's followers earned the day. as usual, to the extreme disc-.mlitiire of the more respectable part of the population, who arrived at their homes some two hours alter they wcre due. You may he thankful you are not a martyr to the memory of the holy saint. The I.enten season having now nVrived, our young " Paris of America" lias dolled its garb of di sipation, and in sackcloth and ashes tal.i s on a new eharaetcr, and humbly .-inks on it- knees in prayer, ludeed, New Yoik bas been exceedingly gay this pa?t winter. The arrival of so many distinguished stranger- fiom abroad, to be entertained on their conunj, and avaiii 011 tlie eve of their return, ha-, of course, contributed much toward tlii i.vety, and the annual halls have been biilli ut. Tbe " I.iederl.ianr," vvhieli closed the reason, was noticed to be an event of great splendor, and not one wliit behind it, i .r it- number of dist.nguisliel vi-itnrs, was tbe Charity ball. Among on,-eK. , the bail of the Eclectic inb, in. lit aineil before, and tbe regular praci; ,.r ii.. >-i ,i ,i?. uiaikcd the course of the beacon. When faithfully kept, because sincerely felt anil understood, Lent is a solemn anil impiossive season of the apostolic church. It seems but little wc can ilo to set aside a season for fasting and prayer in imitation of Christ's fast upon the mount. These outward forms, if they arc hut forms, serve as a restraint upon us, and though the heart may be right without any form , yet faith alone is an intangible thing, and there are few minds that rati retain a linn hold upon it without some constant reminder. Hut a sincere and rigid enforcement of the duties of Lent is an uncommon thing in these light days of Christianity. The season i somewhat similar to that of the summer sojourn for travel. Houses of genteel, poor people are closed, and marked "out of town," w hen the inmates are living in the upper and hack part of the house to keep up style. So iri the case of Lent. The ladies retire to their homes, not as Corinne retired to a convent to pray, but to fashion elegant suits for their reappearance at Easter. The inauguration at Washington secured <iuite a large representation from Xew York, ns of course from all other cities, hut manywere not returned to us on their way homeward. Hon. Francis Cardura, of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. llosetnon and others, of Charleston, Mr. Jones, of Chicago, and Senator Dictch, of Louisiana, were guests of the city for a short while. Previous to their visit, Hon. Mr. Turner and lady, from Monrovia, Liberia, were also entertained l>y several of our representative families. Although public opinion in Xew York will reject the idea of bringing its white and colored children together in the same school, yet prejudice is rapidly dying out, and the colored man is acknowledged as a man, with Hp^siblc talent ami ability. This fact was exemplified a week ago, when the li vers sisters, with the Luca brothers, sang in the regular course of matinees at Association Ilall. They have given two concerts at Steinway Hall, and have also sung in Brooklyn and the vicinity. The colored people of this city, however, were not veryniuch plensed with them. 'The livers sisters give evidence of eonsideiable cultivation. They sing the Italian of tlieir songs with ease, but their voices aic not equal to what they are represented to be. The compass of the soprano is not anything remarkable, and the baritone of Miss Emma Louisa gives one the impression of a voice forced to that register. At the concert given in aid of llev. Mr. Butler's church, (St. Mark's,) the only really effective pieees were an aria from Ercani, by Miss Anna Madnli, with an invisible tenor by Miss Ltnma Louisa, and an English duet by the two sisters. The concert was marked by a lack of attention, and the audience, a large one,was generally disappointed. Yet we think mm wiiii lurtner cultivation ami a closer adherence to Kngtish music, for opera^joers, alter hearing Nilsson anil l', ileinanil niueli, the livers sisters, without too flattering a criticism to raise expectations, will do credit to their people and to any people. Miss Anna Madah has a sweet, pleasing voice, though not with the wide compass you aie led to rx|*ct. We thin): if they do not attempt too much, w ithout long experience and practice, they will be more successful. The Hampton students of Virginia,excited hv the success of the Jubilee singers of Fisk t'niversity, have been giving concerts here for the pa-! week. Strange to say, white audiences have not, as yet, wearied of the novel styles of these two classes of singers. They came out iij crowds, as they would U Lear l'arepa, and enjoyed with zest the singular music of these students. The Hampton singrrs are criticised as being more original, perhaps, than those of Fisk University, hut much less cultivated. They have done very well. liut the theme that, more perhaps than any other, arrests the attention of an observer iu the street cars is that of the cases of Foster uml .Stokes. It is amusing, and indeed interesting, to hear the different views taken ol the cases, (me thiuks that because Stokes was provoked to the deed more leuiaucy should he extended to him, whereas in Foster's case the result was entirely uncalled for; while another argues that as Foster did : NE\ VOL. IV.?NO. 12.} not premeditate tlic act, but acted from the passion of ilie moment, a more partial hear! ins; should be given him. Justice on the bench is endeavoring at last to do its duty. There have Itcen so many criminal cases lost by the total immorality and laxity of both 1 judge and jury, and so many innane prisoners are running at large, that Saw York is aroused, and is doing all in its power to delllrtOS ? * " - ?. ...?c uumrrow nrijuiuaiK. in consequence, Stokes and Foster have botii been condemned to die. But New York can | scarcely yet execute justice with so little r cavil as tills, so that, in the ca?c of Stokes, a stay of proceedings, with a new trial, has been urged, and numerous petitions have gone up to the Governor for Foster. The latter belongs to a very good family, and was formerly a member of Dr. Tyng's Sabbath School. His pastor, therefore, greatly interested himself in Foster's case, but Governor Dix is inexorable, and refuses to interfere with the decision of the court. Stormy Maicli has behaved well so far, and contents himself with merely giving us a 1 brisk northeaster once in n while. The latest theories advanced to account for our j remarkably severe winter are the changes in material of the spots on the sun; these ' changes giving us cold and stormy winter, or j the opposite. If so, we hope that such a change as to give us so severe a winter as , this last will not occur again for many years.; 1'oor, badly-used inhabitants of this terrestial' sphere! let us hope for as genial and cheering a spring as the sun can benignly shine on ?bencficicnt to invalids, cheering to the ro- ! I bust, successful for vegetation, and not least of all, although not so material, a spring that will delight the eye of thg lover of na- j ture, and afl'ord liim ample opportunity to ! study and adore the munificent works of <tie i j Great Artist?bis Creator. It. j l.i'llrr from Grurgia. I iiAVAXXAH, March 1">, 1373. ! I To Ike Editors of the A'< ic Xotional Kra : | Sins: In your issue of the 13th instant, j after doing me the honor of reproducing to j the public an extract from a speech I delivI ered before the Savannah Lyceum, you hurl | at my head the following very scathing paraI graph: I "Such stutT and nonsense, coming from a man who has had some reputation for grt'o,] sense and sound feeling, is not only surprising, it is disgusting." Again, you say : "The speech was evidently made in the j interest oi' the Colonization Society." ; And in several other paragraphs in your : article you charge me with aiding the Colonii ration Society. | While your strictures and philippics are | vcrj- unmerciful, I am, nevertheless, charita| bio enough to believe they were hastily I penned. 1 cannot regard them as the preju! dieial out-gush of a vaunted spleen, otlier| wise J should take no notice of them. Hut when you charge nie with being prompted by j the Colonization Society in making the remarks to which you object, you unintention- i ally (as I believe) misrepresent me. I never have had, nor do I ever expect to have, anything to do with the Colonization Society. And more, I want nothing to do with it. I am neither its advocate or opponent. If it is doing-any good may the Lord be with it, j nun 11 11 is cioing narm may luue cut short, j 1 know nothing of its operations. What I said about Africa was said by I higher considerations than the Colonization j Society, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or any such i minor matters. I gave my views as a politiI cal economist, and stated what I thought our I race would do at some future day. And ! whatever negro-liating principles may actuate (the agents of the Colonization Society, I \ think you would have considerable labor in j making the colored people of the South hei lieve that I was inspired by any such moI tives. While I never expect to go to Africa, I have two sons I am struggling hard to edui catc, and should I succeed, it will afford me J unutterable pleasure to see them leave college und start for that country, and aid in dispelling the gloom of ignorance from the ! mental and moral sky of those two hundred : millions of human beings, who arc as much | ip need of civilization as any people upon : whom the sun ever shone. | About the Colonization Society I do not i care the snap of a finger; but about Africa i I care so much, that if I did not have four children to educate, I should spend the roi maindcr of my days there teaching school and helping to bring that barren land under ; moral and intellectual cultivation. And if | you wish to discuss the subject, please disI counect me from the Colonization Society, > aud I w ill freely take up the gauntlet. II. M. Tcbneh. [Wiitten for the N?w Ndtk-ual Era J An Open Letter.' Santa Ff, New Mex., March 10,1873. 1 Miss Emma Coyer, Qnincy, Illinois : : l'leaso allow mo to congratulate you on ! your recent victory in tlic cause of right ami I equality before the law, in the State of Town. : Some time since the telegraph announced the , decision in your case in a few words, but now ' I am in receipt of the New National Era j of the 28th of February, 1873, wherein I find Judge Tracy's charge to the jury; and, also, a letter from Mr. Daniel F. Miller, yonr counsel, to Hon. fJeorge \V. McCrary, M. i in Washington, as well, also, one from Mr. Wm. O. Vance, Keoliuk, Iowa, touching ! upon the same matter. * ! The opinion of Mr. Miller, as expressed in Ij his letter, and the charge of Justice Tracv to tlie jury, ore indeed nolde nnd humane, and i I deem it especially worthy of congratulation ; that you were so fortunate as to retain so : . faithful and competent an advocate nnd the ; high privilege of having your cause tried bci fore so just and unflinching a judge. I con j gratulatc you not because you have obtained 11 a favorable decision in a just cause, for in J reality it was not Emma Coger alone who ,' achieved a victory, but you together with ' four millions of a long-wronged race, and tlie cause of justice and truth, und not ouly for , us.of America, hut for all those who may be : struggling for equality before the law, - j throughout all lands and for all succeeding , *#es. r True, you deserve, and doubtless will receive, the special thanks and commendations r of all those of our race, and indeed of all true lovers of truth nnd impartial justice 11 throughout the I uion.for your nerve and deI termination in so nobly and successfully bat VNA WASHING tling for the very essence of the civil right* bill?unbiased justice to all. And now, dear Miss, in conclusion, allow me to frankly state that it affords inc tlic greatest joy imaginable to be able to congratulate you on your great triumph in tlie cause of impartial justice?equality before the law?the essential points urged in Mr. Sumner's most worthy civil rights bill. live the courts of Iowa! Yours for the cause of equality before the law, W. IV. Tate. I I'ersuimcl of the Mississippi Legislature vlfkhbfro, Miss., March 17, 1*73. To the Editors of the Sew Katioual Era: The I'ilot has seen tit to animadvert rather 1 strongly upon my sketch of Lieut. Governor llennett in the first number of these series. It thinks my remark about Governor Bennett's feelings for car[>et-baggcrs "impolitic, ( uncalled tor, anil untruthful"?judging from . its "experience of Governor Bennett's sentiments towards carpet-baggers." Tire l'ilot has tried to make a mountain out of a mole hill; and no one?not even "Uncle Joe" himself? construed my sketch as the Pilot j | did. M y information concerning Governor Ben- | nett's sentiments in relation to carpetbaggers was obtained from his own lips. In a discussion with him last fall, he compared the expense of the Southern Stales before the war to what they are now, and very wrongfully attributed it to the "profligacy and rascality of the infernal thieving carpetbaggers who infest the South as the plagues of Egypt." Those were Governor Bennett's words as near as I can remember. lie was then battling manfully for Greeley, and left nothing undone to promote his cause. I did not know that lie had returned to the fold when I wrote my sketch of him, or I would certainly have given him credit for it. And as soon as his vote was recorded in favor of the civil rights bill, I took occasion to congratulate biin on bis return, and no one welcomes him back into the ranks more tlian I do. In writing these sketches I state facts, and I am not actuated by policy. I will not besmear a man with soft soap to win hint into tiie ranks of our party. Xo one is more desirous of strengthening the party than I am, but if facts and our record are not sufficient to enlist the co-operation of men, why , we shall leave them until those facts arc made so plain to them that they cannot do otherwise than join us. "Uncle Joe" and 1 arc good friends, and if he is the man I take him to be, lie would appreciate my just criticisms a great deal more than the whitewash of the Pilot. j iii continuing my personnel*, lei nie give a brief sketch of HON. JAMES II. I'lI.KS, of Panola county. I am sorry to have no memorandum near me of this subject, and I am compelled to write from an imperfect knowledge. Mr. Piles is a native of Ohio, hut came here in 18C8. He was elected to the Legislature in 18C0, served on several of the mort important committees, and chairman of one of them. He takes an active part in nil matters of legislation, and carries a great deal of weight on the side he enlists. His course in our lirst Legislature?under the reconstruction acts?gave perfect satisfaction to his constituents, and he was returned in 1871 by an increased majority. His experience of four years as a legislator gives him great weight, and he now commands an inliucncc in the House second to very few. In appearance, he exhibits a predominance of Indian blood. His hair is of excellent quality, and hangs close to his cranium! He has a face which might he called handsome, finely adorned with a pair of large black eyes, and a heavy black moustache, lie dresses in tine style, does not appear to he more than a yard and-a-half high, is a graduate of the High School of Springfield, Ohio, and doubtless is the best informed in literature of any of the colored members. If any one visits the House and remains there half an hour he will be sure to hear the shrill voice of HON. J. I). WEBSTEIt, of Washington county. There is no use denying the tact, Mr. W.'s great ambition is to be a leader in the House. Hut there are so many who wish to be recognized as " lead- j 1 ers," that it is difficult to decide who is the j1 real leader. The consequence is, that all of j 1 mem luiorm ineniscives as niucli as possible 1 on all matters coming up before them, and we get good legislation. Mr. W. lias a good 1 mind, analyzes a subject carefully, and detects a flaw very quickly. When he speaks be is very nervous, and his fore finger?which is always outstretched, while the others are doubled up?trembles like a limb of a tree before an angry wind, llis lips also quiver, and a person can readily discover that his feelings are worked up to a high pitch, lie is rather tall in stature, brown complexion, has a but[ ting bead, and a pleasant countenance. He is a native of Virginia ; came into .the State in 1809; was appointed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington county by Governor Alcorn, and was elected to the Legislature in 1871. He served in the 54th Massachusetts regiment during the war, and was quartermaster sergeant. He is a member of the bar of Washington county; Chairman of the Committee on Registration in the Legislature, 1 and chairman of the sub-committee which was recently appointed to investigate charges against Judge Alderson. It is always a pleasant task to write of one to whom we feel somewhat attached, though j it may not lie by intimate acquaintance. But I the first time I saw HON. J. H. JOHNSON, 1 of I>osoto county, a feeling of reverence anil high regard rosp iu my bosom for him. He has a dignified countenance, and nothing mean is allowed shelter with him. He detests a mean act and the person who does it. He weighs every man according to his merit. He was one of the war horses in anti-slavery times in Ohio, and an incessant laborer for twenty-two years in the holy cause. Scores of men who escaped from slavery now bless j his name for the assistance he gave tbein m j their flight for freedom, and tha proudest recollection of his life is his labors in the antislavery cause. His great aim sicee he has been in the State is for the mental improvement and moral elevation of our pi -ople. ne took a firm stand iu that direction the moment he came here, and .brings his old anti| slavery perseverance and tenacity into operation to further his heart's object. Ille was a student at Oberlin College, hut did not take a thorough course. He is, bow k 2 TI01S TON, D. C., THUBSDAY, MARCH ever, a man of fine mind and of groat force. He was elected to the Legislature in HT1, is Chairman of the ( mmittee on Penitentiary, and a tnemher of several other important committees. He now has charge of a larjc w Baptist church, and doing the vacation of * the Legislature he superintends a large school in his county. In appearance he is short cf and verv stout, exhibits about one-half of the hi An-do'Maw Mood, a narrow fringe of whis- ol kers around his face, and a pleasant, kind, ^ and genial countenance. Another member from Do bo to county is to HON. THeMAS CAXK. He is a man of great native force of mind. ^ He never enjoyed any school advantages, Bi but has natural ability, no is a native of en Tennessee, but ha? lived in this State for a lc! great number of years. IBs is an exceed- C1( ingly close county, and a change of thirty or , no forty voters would carry it against us. Both . tr: Republican and Democratic candidates for , the Legislature in 1S71 claimed to have been m. elected; but one Democrat managed to get bv bis seat, while the others were properly j m( ousted. And at the commencement of the present session the Democratic member in-, trodnced a bill dividing the county into two r]e judicial districts and made a short speech in thi 'avor of it But when Mr. Cane obtained >.? ? . M-,.,-- ~ I Of uv uvui iic iissaiic-u me uumocrauc memoer j ^ n such a manner that the poor fellow sneaked | p,, is though he knew he was working against i bil :he tnie interests of the county. Xo one j Sti rished the bill but a few old eronie?, and j j he speech of Mr. Cane sent it flying in the | cn lir. 0U; lie speaks with great force, and his gesures are made in surh a manner as to force ivery sentence he utters upon you. lie has ^ leen and experienced so much rascality on gU( he part of the Democrats in his county thai dr< ic has little patience with them, and when:vcr he gets an opportunity he assails them vithout mercy. Xli One of the most dignilied and accomplished mc nembers of the House is bo rai iiox. a. it. HOWE, an f l'anola county, a colleague of Mr. l'iles. ha dr. Howe, I believe, is a native of one of 'n he Xcw England States, but came into this 11'' arc itate in IsCO. He graduated with high hon- j)a, >rs at Yale College, and is decidedly literary pri n all his tastes. In appearance he is tall, hn dendcr, and dresses in line stvlo, always ,nc se^ reaiing a long, black frock-coat closely butoned. He was elected to the Legislature in an [SCO, and was re-elected in 1S71 by an in- mi xoased majority, and has been for the last ce! wo Legislatures Chairman of the Committee j)e in Ways and Means. He tills his position sjn vitli great ability, and brings his great th: latural talent, enlarged by his educational Sr( jualifications, into whatever capacity he is ailed upon to act. tie He has been for several years Collector of TL nternal Revenue in one of the districts in ^ his State, and is looked upon as one of the nost capable, as well as a strictly honest, itticer. Anil at the Congressional Convenion of tlie Second District in this State last 8ln all, after battling bravelv for tlie nomination ' " coi roin the beginning, he iinally succeeded, rci ifter balloting twenty-four times in securing tw he nomination, lie made a thorough can- he. ass in his district for Grant and Wilson and l'" limself, and was elected almost unanimously. jat Ie will, therefore, take his seat in the next rin .'ougress, and wc expect to have a faithful, In loncst, and indefatigable worker in the per- *? ' on of Hon. A. 11. Ilowe. ^ One of the most sedate men in appearance gc u tlie House is an HON. II. II. TRfF.HEABT, WJ >f Holmes county. Mr. T. is a native of T1 Virginia, but was brought here as a slave in W! 1848. He was altogether deprived of cduca ional advantages, but lias made good progress js hrough e(l'orts of his own. He was appointed ha in Aide!man front one of the wards of his ov town by Gen. Ames in ISC'J, nud was elected 0 the Legislature in 1871. Although de- aj, ir .ed of educational advantages, he can, be levertbeless, comprehend very ijuickly any mi neasure brought before tlie l.egislature. I fliave heard him discuss tlie merits of ditl'erent ,el 18 bills with as much sagacity as members who i,s bavc had every advantage. And he very sel- lit Join errs. In appearance lie is short and stout, with a head as large as some folks' bodies. He is 1 genial friend ; represents one of the largest ^ and richest counties in the State, and for those to whom he professes a friendship his t; heart is like the first syllable of his name? D fr?r. ai A correspondent of the lltrald of this city ^ spcaKs sarcastically ot lion. .N. U. Cilll, be- cr cause I said of him that the color of a man's b( skin has no weight with him. This is true, tl A11 that Mr. G. asks is intelligence aud vir- ? tue, and the person who possesses these he jy considers his equal, whether he he white or cl black. But all some of these Democrats H (who so loudly denounce him for his principics) ask of colored persons?women cspeci- w ally?is, are they l/aicdy; if the alliriuative is hi given, then they are at home, and are ready a to associate on terms of the most perfect ^ equality. Civis. fc One of our subscribers favors us w ith the ^ follow!..j compliment'.?Ed. : Vi Mount 1'lf.asant, Iowa, 'r March 17, 1873. ?

i" the !'. litors of tne Xetc Xalional Era : ^ Inclosed you will find two dollars and fifty a cmts, for which I wish you to send me a tl minim i 01 your paper kuuwq as tne *>EW ? National Eba. I have taken it for the J? last tw<> years, and Tain satisfied that it is a well worth the price. a I will here say to all of my people that be- e lieve in the advancement of civilization and '' the perpetuation of wisdom, that the New * National Eba is a good instructor. It u tells us of all the eminent young men that si have sprung up in the South of our people. e It also treats of all leading topics of the day. * There is nothing pertaining to our race that j, is worth knowing that the New National h Eba does not recognize. It is a Republican d paper of the strongest type, anij it was one y of the leading papers during our last cam- j? paign. Its editors, Messrs. Lewis II. Doug- v iass and Mr. J. Sella Martin, are both gen- ? llcmen of brain. 8. II. Met 'backen. " - ? t! It wit? a Portland chap who, after cominn to a railroad crossing the other day and * rending the sign, "Look out for the locorno- , live," climbed to the top, and on gazing up j the track, wanted to know "wher'n thunder ? the old thing was?" ?There are sixteen Episcopal churches In the city of New York in which no religious 1 services are maintained. ii AL] [ 27, 1873 The Bank Fraud*. Ul>?t<rf *r KlakmM Crasplrary Agilaii tk? Baak af Ba|laa4. The forgeries on the Bank of England, i hieh some details were given by telegrapl as one of the most skillful known of lat ;ars. It was discovered on March 1st b ic merest acvideut. It was a most elabomt nspiracy, the object being to have forge lis discounted. It must have been came it by men of considerable acquaintance w it immercial affairs of large capital. The Ban ' England exercises very great caution in a wing discount accommodation to new cus mere ; any person requiring to open a "dis unt account" must be introduced by one c e directors, and very careful inquiries ar ade into bis respectability and solvency nt the bank has also a branch in the West id, at Burlington Gardens, for the conven ice of those gentlemen and tradesmen wh ight find it inconvenient to journey to thi T cn business. This branch naturally i it ordinarily concerned with the large bil insactions of city commerce, and, in conse cnce, is less bound by strict regulations ii aling with any business which, by chance iv come to it. This was the point chosei the conspirators for their attack. Some >nths ago an American named Frederick Ibert Warren, but who also appears to have nc by the name of C. J. Horton, opener leposit account with the Burliugton Gar n? branch, for which he would only wanl a introduction of a customer. He behavct some time just like an ordinary cnstomei good resources. He drew upon his balance d renewed it, but kept it always at a good lire. After a while he deposited sonic Is. They were good and genuine bills 11 he was careful not to be hasty, anil he ntiiiued his transactions with the bank until had acquired the reputation of a person gaged in legitimate commerce and thor At length the moment eame for the probation of the forged hills. They were 'counted without hesitation, and the au>rs of the fraud had, to all appearance, cecded in safely pocketing about a bun:d thousand pounds. Some of the money, appears, was invested in United States nils, so that to the last they might avoid J appearance of doing anything unusual, ley are said to be Americans, and what ire natural than that they should desire nds of their own country? All these arigements were masterpieces of ingenuity d patience. Hut the bills themselves must vc required the greatest amount of labor, the first place, many of the "large tinns on whom the bills purported to be drawn i in the habit of using a peculiar kind ot per, with certain kinds of water-marks and uted matter. As this would have to be itated, aud, as the bills were drawn on ire than one lirm, there must have been ,-eral such imitations. There remained the drawing of the bills d the affixing the signatures, and each bill ist have required a series of feats in sucisful forging. Some bills were backed by ,'cral acceptors, so that there might easily as many as half a dozen signatures on a gle bill. Yet the bills were so perfect it not one of them was questioned on the >und of the acceptances not appearing nuine. The plot had, to all appearance, iucccss which its consummate skill and panee deserved. The money was obtained. ie bills were drawn at three months' date, i further inquiry was likely to be made out them until they fell due, and the forgers mid have ample time for placing themselves ' beyond all risk of capture. Hut'the men who had exerted a skill, foreht, and perseverance sufficient to insure j unhesitating acceptance of forged bills aid not escape one trivial blunder, which ,emeu inu wuoie pun. iney presentee o bills in which the date of acceptance hail en omitted. The whole calendar was at ir disposal; they knew perfectly well thai angle slip in the usual formalities would be al, and yet they fell into the folly of marg their whole scheme for lack of a date quiry was, of course, made of the firm lose acceptance was thus undated; it was icovered that the bill was not genuine, ant b whole series were then found to be for rics. Information was at once given to the police d a man named Xoyes, also an American 10 acted as a clerk to Warren, was arrested lere is some doubt, however, whether hi is not simply a tool in the hands of hi: incipal, and knew nothing of the swindle arren himself was seen in the city on Marcl t, the day on which the grand coup was ti ve been made and the securities handci er, but he was far too sharp to come him If for the plunder, and consequently onf ayes was taken. Warren immediately dis ipeared, taking with him United State nds (which he had already obtained in pay silt for the forged bills) to the amount o 00,000. A reward of 92,500 was at once ol red for his capture. Had the coup of Marc! t been successful, the confederates woub ive cleared, it is said, upward of half a mil m dollars.?Xeie York Tribune. lion. J. T. While. The following brief sketch of the Hon. J . White we clip from the Memphis Appeal Hon. J. T. White, Senatorial Itepresenta re from Phillips county, was bom in Xei ortland, Indiana. He was reared on a furrr id his father's means being limited, bo re lived only a common school education. A ic age of eighteen he entered upon the sa ed duties of the ministry, and served to th _'st of his ability by traveling and preachiu ic gospel. At a ministerial convention < aptists, held in St. Louis, in 1864, he wa revailed upon by members of the comer on from Arkansas to locate there. He col uded to do so, and accordingly reache ielena on the loth of August, 1865. II iund church matters in a very unsettled uoi ition. The doors of the Baptist churc ere closed, and a large number of the men ers and congregation of the Baptist dcuom ation without a church. " The Lord blesse is labors," and the result of eight yeari ur& w a uuc unit tuureu, uiueiv vy uu :et, costing, when completed, twenty thoi lud dollars. During the process of rccoi :ruction he entered vigorously into the cat ass and did all he could to place the .St*I i a condition alike free and just to all. A reward for his valuable services he wj nanimously chosen, at a convention of fli lousand people of the Eleventh Senators nd Representative District, to reprcscr tern as a delegate to the constitutional coi ention of 18C8. When be arrived in Uu! lock, he not only found the htate of A ansas in a condition to demand his earnei ttcntion, but he found the liaptist church i very poor condition. He then turned h nergies toward building a new church f< tie Baptists of Little Rock. He succeeds dmirably, and in 1808 had the proud sati iction, through his instrumentality, of erec ig a comfortable churcb, costing live tboi and dollars. In the same year he wi lected a member of the House of Repn entatives. In 1870, after a strongly coi tsted canvass, he was honored with a sei i the Stale senate, the journals of whic rill cocstitate his political record. In a' ress he is affable and courteous. lie is d oted to his friends, and doesn't always o| o?e his enemies. He is indefatigable an nerve Lie in pursuit of any purpose, a fa i bich bas contributed mainly to bis politic uccess. It may be remarked that he has a rays been an active and unceasing worker; he educational interests of the people, and inn advocate of free common schools. T1 resent efficiency and admirable organizatk f the public schools of Helena, are due, I a old, in a great measure, to his energies at leroliou to the cause of popular educatio le is now being an honored and eflkiei ne tuber of the board of directors. ?Harvard University has 1,030 etuden u its several doporttaeata this year. ? ' 5 ERA. flu a year in a<ivan? a. 1 5 Copip* larSlo. < ( ?>rra?r Plarhbatlt. Itrrvpllon at D?a|lut l?illl?t? Pat-Ptin- , dial tptlrh by (by (rntlnr- Plttttnl Kby tartalnmr n? ? Banqntllai ami dpaacbmaklbC. c The complimentary banquet given l?y tin* y colored citizens of ltaltiiuore to Governor I*. ? c B. S. Piiuhback, UuiteJ Slates Senator-Meet r (1 from Louisiana, came off last evening at the d I>ouglass Institute, and *a? quite an enjoy- v h ableatiair. Mr. 1'inch back arrired in the city j, k in the afternoon, and was escorted to the t I- residence of Mr. Wnt. II. Ilishen, St. Paul w i- street, whose guest he was. IHiring the i- evening an informal reception was held in ' ,f one of the school-rooms of the Ihaughiss In- t| e stilute. where a number of the leading He- ? . publicans of the city called anil paid the r ? - respects to the prospective Senator. Mr. t - Kcnnard, Mr. C. Fulton, Mr. Win. M. 0 Marine, Mr. Samuel M. Kvans, Mr. .T. It. ,, b Askew, and many other gentlemen equally ? s well known attended the banquet. The col- ( |1; 1 | ored element was represented by a large ,,j - number of its best men, including Mr. Win. l: K. Matthews and George T. Downing, of!,,, , Washington ; Dr. Gehon, of New York, and j jj. i John 15. Butler, Mr. Isaac Myers. Mr. Win. i ; i J. Cole, Mr. Wm. II. Black, Dr. Winsey, l?r. j _ ; I Jordon, Mr. James S. Bradford, and others, .j > of this city. At '.* o'clock the company, t> t| 1 the uumber of one hundred or more, repaired j , . to the line hall of the Douglass institute, , m t where a table had been set. and hero a iir-t- i . I class dinner was eafon, after which sonic v, toasts were drank and several speeches u\ re ? > | made in response thereto. - m St-kKCHKS AND TOASTS. ! Mr. Isaac Myers presided, and read the j > ! toasts. The first toast was as foil vws : t|. 1 j "Ulysses S. Grant,President of the United : i States?Pledged in his Kxecutive capacity t" v , . equal and exact justice to all men, irrespec- , tive of race or color." This sentiment was 0, . eloquently responded to by Mr. Wm. K. Matthews, of Washington, a recent law grad- ^ . uate of Howard University, who said that ' under ordinary circumstances it would he a ' . difficult task for him to speak in the presenc" ! J of gentlemen, so many of whom were eminent I j i in the professions?iaw, medicine, journal-1 I isui, and pontics?but his task was made j jn easy when asked to respond to a toast in ! honor of one who has made a reality of that ' . * former glittering generality of the Declara-' ' lion of Independence, anil who recognizes , that God has made all men of one blood, j Kight years ago four millions of the people of J .'j', this country were without a country and j a without a hope. This four millions of people | aj' now stand redeemed, regenerated,and disen- j thralled. Mis hope is that, in a few months, ; 11 i when the Forty-third Congress shall he in session, justieo will at last bo meted out to them, and they will enjoy civil rights. They j' met to-night to do honor to ono of their own race, who occupied a position second to no "... one hut the President of the United States. ? He alluded to the Senator from Louisiana, ... and so they catch glimpses of the time when . all the distinctions of race shall be wiped away.- h The speaker then complimented the IIow- ' ard University, of wliich he was a law grad- . ( uatc, and ho then wanted to know, if ho re- (.( turned to this city, the home of his boyhood, whether the courts of Jialtimorc would allow him to practice in their courts as an advocate. .j. The Tn.noo colored persons who live in this city will furnish work for more than one col- j)( i ored man at the bar of your courts, &e. ^ The next toast was to " Our Guest, Gov-1 Jj eruor 1'. II. S. l'inchback?in this welcome to the City of Monuments lie sees hut a fee- ( ( i hie expression of the admiral inn and respect i in which he is held by forty thousand of its ( i citizens, whose hearts beat in unison with his ,j,| I in the great work of republican liberty, in jI which lie lias made himself honorably con- || , spicuous ; and may lie use his great talents, t guided by right, justice, and moderation, in .j. s bringing harmony where now there is dis cord." jn UOV. 1'INCIIJJAClv'.S SI'KMCIt. ' Mr. Pinchback stepped forward and was of ! greeted with immense applause. He said : This flattering reception, this magnificent; presence, the kind words of welcome and es- ( ai teem uttered by all who have spoken, and | tl ' the deep interest manifested in my future sue-! i'1 ' cess, convinces nio that you understand tie- j>t I necessities of the hour, and 1 will not lies;' tate to state as my firm convictiou that, if the 1 " 1 unanimity of sentiment which prevails lo re ; ei " and at Washington among our people clian.e- II ^ terize their actions throughout the country on J i' , all important occasions, a grand nnd glorious ; tl future spreads out before lis. a Gentlemen, wliile I feel deeply impressed i | by the high honor which you have been i pleased to bestow upon toe, and acknowledge ' that my heart is full of grateful thanks for the j- same, I am not vain enough to suppose the li _ compliment personal, hut take it to he rather I j an endorsement of my public services in the j a I interest of liberty, justice, and equal rights j p _ [ lor all mankind, arid at: assurance that I have i h I your sympathy in my present struggle. In ! u connection with this, while you are gathered p here to pay respect to one of the repre-onta- J tives of the colored rat e, 1 think it a lilting h r time and place to express my thanks, in or- e ' der that you may join nie in the same, to p ' President Grant, who by his devotion to the a i- ' Conititntion ami the laws which he had sworn a v to execute, in enforcing the judgments of the I i, courts of Louisiana against an unscrupulous s - set of officials who were determined to tram- n t p!c upon all law and set at defiance the judg- a i- meats of State and Federal Courts, in order | e to establish a Democratic government for ( g Louisiana, against the will of a majority of a >f the legal voters of the Stale, and thereby pre- t s vent them from succeeding in their infamous t i- design; and for the noble utterances con- I i- tallied in his inaugural ad'lrcss on the sub- i d ject of equal civil rights. Also to . senator v e Morton for the able re|>ort made by him on ii i- the Louisiana case, ami the noble manner in h h which he fought the Democrats in their at- ' i- tempt in the Senate to overthrow the Itepub- q i- j licu.ii government of Louisiana, and to have c d i recognized in its stead a pretended Demo-: I i' cratic government, conceived in sin, and s v ! brought forth in iniquity, under which the e x- I colored people of Louisiana Would have been t 1- | UUJUCU UMUI |"?'? ??) . v j-1 t)f late I have been admoniahed l?y several t ;e ' white friends that the colored i?-op!e should t ,g not mention the word color in connection c is ' with office, nor should we have any jsoiitxal ii >e 1 organizations. This is a mistake, and we | ! *1 must not be led into it; we must demand i ? it representation in office on the same principle . t l- that the Germans and Irish make their de-! s le mend#. In every place where these people | ' r- have power they demand and get represent- I a at ation. I ask for our people the same con-, t in sideration. ! ' is With reference to nor organization, it Is i )T my firm conviction that w stand i:i greater ' r id need of it to-day than ever, tor many of those j i s- who have labored bar 1 and long for u , when . ! t- we were unable to work for ourselves, are j 1 a- ("getting tired. Tbey think it is about time r is that colored rnen should stand on their own i e- bottom; an i I think so, t > > The German* l- j have their separate organizations the Irish j .. : I..?I. Kit ?? 1 :h | and the best thing fur ui to do is to maintain e 1- ; our organization iu order that we may l>e e e- j able to throw our millions of votes solidly in c [>- j every national election, as we did in the last, 1 id j until every vestige of slavery and j?ro*crip- j j ct; tion shall be swept away, and our people, .' al ! under the hanctities of tbe Constitution and 1 J- the laws, are in the ful! possession of their civil c in j rights and a perfect American citizenship. j c a ! The pictures in the illustrated newspaper* | t io J have made the public tolerably familiar with ; e m j Governor Pinchback's face. He is quite a ! j m j handsome man; with scarcely a visible ad-\ a id i mixture of African blood in hi* veins. That I c u. which most distinguishes him is a certain i ] at I resolute air which is noticed in ail his move- ; j meuts. There is courage as well as shrewd- t i uess in his keen, steady eyes and firm chin. '; t* He dresses in the latest fashions, and is tome- ; j thing of a dandy withal; nevertheless should * 1 RATES OF ADVERTISING. TSASi IK57 ADVEKTISISO RATESi >n?io??ii.'t.r?f tl Pat>?*^a+ct ifeM>rtioi 7 4 Thr of t*r? liBM Br* tit tjp* ?r? ti? ?? * ? !??r# ib thu f*Bp?r , WfmBm ... irs%n i,D iicb?rff4 tk? r?t* of a ffn :T All A4T#ytl??mf fxyr-pyHf lea# ?h?n A $OArfer of col* amr> %r+ <v--input *4 by U?o Adrwrl-^n?nU r.*Tt?-d f r * ImtiB* than thr?t BOCthl ?r? -h?rf?.l tr?r - nt :?! my one prc-iuce upon the wenkne * if* landy k>> would be verv likelv to ("ml out 1. ? ills take. TlIK IMI.TIMORK IVItll \N. Ths nest to.-i.-t in order was tlic follow in "The lialtimorc .1 wrir.r? The brai> touteiit, mi*l steadfast chain] :i of < . a', ight* to all." It was expected that Mr. i . t . I n rould respond to this sentiment, .in I h ludlv called for ; hut wIn 1: it w..- a-c. ; t.iai d hat he had left the hall, tin i--i-tant e ! : ras called t:]H>n, who responded -u'o-. n:' s follows: Vs. I'rett Ifnt nr. I f,VnI had 1 >] > d iat the editor and proprietor of the tmen 'ould himself have re-j on.":, d this . ntilent, ;n which you have s fully allu.l > the services of the .Imri. an in bcliai. .' pial rights to all; hut in his a! - :n -, af his subordinate* I am glad of the oppo-icily of thanking you for this emrtcwi. - sppily expressed. Through all tic- -in- Ic for ei]iial rights the .l?i i t ha- li d t just to every man. Thrott ;li nil and whI report it struggled alone, often rv i gncd, often misunderstood, twit -i ll ke.-oii i view the great end to he attained, uuni v the full enfranchisement of eve: \ Am. :ic at tizeu. There w.i- a time w hen i: coal - mi- ling to hold these advanced \ civ- n Man nd, there was a time when the i > aintained them at great ]-e. imi ir\ ,.-n :t we have all lived t > see the dav whenti, ttion to pritieiple has brought i rewa. 1; e have come upon time when , I" I !'a\or of c.|iial rights, when no n.-.vspnpei Maryland or in the whole land will dare to y that it i- not in favor of tie- r.|iial right t all men. It is something to h.iii fought rough such a hattlo as this, e.n.l we n.n-t pardoned if w e feel some exultation in the i tory. 'fliis reception to one yt our fellow i/.ens of African descent wlio has been reteil to the United Mates Si note, sliov. t uv full anil ennipleto that victory has been, s a representative of another race, I cannot rmit these friends to monopolize all the iile and satisfaction that is felt in this relation. Mr. 1'resident, we honor Mr. l'ineh ck as mueh as voti do. heaving out of aeunt lii< political record forgetting that lie s been a (Jovcrnnr, and that lie is now a nator -we honor him for his genuine inatiod. If there is anything that the colored ople of this country need it is the example personal reiirace w liich Senator I'iuehhai I. s shown, lie has everywhere and ttndet circumstances insisted upon Ins n hi- a. Aineriean citizen, and has compelled olhs to respect them. I know of no man who s undergone ere liter perils I know of no m who has shouldered (-renter respoiisihili s ami home them bravely through. In the llieult couiplieatioiis of I .ouisiatia politics lie s shown tact and ability, and, mote than I, high moral as well as personal min i e honor hint for it, and whatever his future reer may be, this nitieh at least is safe . e can always say that lie asserted his m ill ioiI at all times, and that whercvet he lei tie the dignity and courage of manhood ve enveloped him. (ientlenien, I thank ni for the compliment to the Ihum .01, ami thunk you for this opportunity of inert,n ivemor I'inclibaek. kut'al. it in t its. To the toast "Civil (lights," Mi Downing, of Washington, res|suid> i "The Al ts and Si ietit n," r. p. nd d I ofe.ssor (icon, o| New V iirk. William M. arine, Ksip, and Itiltus Keiui.ird, I <|., so made congratulatory speeches. The following gentlemen constituted tli lilinittee of Arrangeinents.and ic.iieh of tie cress of the hnmpiet is due to their good ste and excellent judgment: Isaac Mors, liouias Chester, .Ins. I'. Springs, Win. I", nylor, A. Ward Iliilldv, II. Wad Iv, .la: . 11 ill, I ieorge M> 'rs, and.I aim - I i mime aid. The meeting separated al a l.iti In>itr. here lias seldom, if ever, he n en ill Ha!more an assemblage of colored nu n po- i iltivatioa .is tlir one lu ll) l.i-t night hi ti n 'the Louisiana Senator-i hvt. Co v. l'inrhbaek, together w. h Afr. . Downing, Mr. William I.. Matthew-, ill Dr. I.uignmi, were indue. .1 tori nam in ic city over Tuesday, ami m .i- ki'|>L bu-> i accepting the elegant ami n lim-.l hosj .(alien of its citizens, lino spreads having In en t l>y M<'?snt. .lakes, .lis. I!'!, on, Jin. . Mnitli, Harwell Hunks, ami an evening iitertaiiuneiit at the residence of Mr. H . 11. is hop, this, supplemented wilhadrivi totbo ark ami a visit to tin- Custom II : uml' ii escort of Mr. Isaac Myers, inailr tin l.i. delightful one to the visitors. Mi. 4 liai lcM I>!i kens' Doiitilr. llrattleboro', Vermont, n ... p.. . terarjr double, as it were, of the late i 1, . firkens, anil to him has liei n delegated, pjiears, the work of coinplctin lli urn . luteal "Mystery of I'M win Jirooil." All, I. ave the correspondents dilate.! ,.i N-t> *' I pun the curious details o! this < ?< . 'II. erson who seems to have been ?. beted i. Ir. Dickens us the ineil.iiin thro'uii whom c will finish the work upon v<h.< ii lie was imaged when lie die.d, is a jniitiicyuiau riuter, a foreman in a la rg i.,b oil II . ge is nhoiit thirtv or thirty-live ; b iiuhii tely educated, and is ot avi i , je .nti iiij.-m . Ic is described as Inning "a .rhl ligurc. a omewbat shrewd face, with ,,.e ha., an I m-tache, and light gray eyes, vert rcuth - , ml that never seem to look at aiivthing in .articular." lie is a manlier ot tin o>a! Church, and has no belief in sup- inatun ppearances or development, but 11 ums th.i he spirit of ( barb s Dickens !, - ipp tri I o him and has informed him that le- is ! sited to finish the "Mystery ot J'M.i n frood." It was last ."September that, ?. rriling at a spiritual si .nice uij.ln . t! utluericcs, he wrote a message d. > ? ! I to limselfami hearing the tiir--imih ititogiapli f Charles Dieken--, in which he was r. - nested tn sit by Imusell 111 u r">m on ih vcniiig of November 1>, at wliii h t.nn M . lickcns would eoiuinunieitte witli him. s-tibe<|uently to this he saw the \ 1 s 'n of J) tis ami shook his spoil by the html. On he evening of NoremU-r Ihe w< nt mi < .1 ranee, an<i when he arou*> 'I from it l:e I hat Mr. Dickens had annourn 1 nib nion of finishing the novel through unship, s?ince that time he ha- liern vntntt (with Mr. Dickens seated by him at tie>ook, and has finished about three hapb s rith enough of the Dickens symmctr. ami lavor about it to make it interesting, it ays that he has never read any portion of 'Edwin Drood," but he introdu. e- tlie ch 1: inters so tar methodically. The first eh a; er of the continuation is called, "Wliat U. Jrgan Says," and although many per-ons lave endeavored to (tet "a s;l!nip-e" of tti uanuscript none have been to o t. In the meantime the victim of this strae [elusion attends to his daily work, A". 1". World. >ow a.tmimihi i.rn. We are indebted to Mr. K. 'I' Johnson : i copv of the Xkw N a riovat. Kh ? Fredrick Douglass' paper. Itis a lartp-, tventyigb* olurnn wheel, of handsome . al appearance, and is very ahlv conduct. !. n the number before us, on the '11. Un x.ndents' psge," we notii e a letter fi in t'. 'indomitable Cu(>ari Patriot," IV. A. i tyan, who make* an elegant api*-J t , tieolored people of tire L'nited "states n India .f " those of your race in ( uba wtruggUng f. he same rights and blessings that you n .y mjor." The Nkw National Kii i U u pt>er deserting of libera' patronage, and Is, ?> ire glad to know, largely circulated throughMit the Males and Territories ol the lit: tlr. Johuaou is authorized by the editor an : Miblisher, Mr. Douglass, to act .is agent f he Kkw National Eka, an i u now hijaged in getting up a list of suletcrd* : s. 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