Newspaper of New National Era, June 5, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of New National Era dated June 5, 1873 Page 1
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THE NEW NATIONAL ERA' AND CITI 7 K K . Kiunu r.\ KKY THURSDAY HORNING At WiiklBKlMi Cttr. D. c. 8f TBI VF.W NtTIOKAL F*A AND CITIZEN COMPANY i f.w rs n. Douglass, > UCHARD T. GREENER, .Emm*. rOHK H. COOK, I ; v * r RfC AITTToWA ftingU (2 Atf J.&. f HMt, ? - $ln Jn ?4r*?< # K ?,i* MiKOKHKK DOlULAKh, Jr , [ ~ A^r^ttiy, l.ok SI, WMhiturtoc f) C j COMMUKICA TtOttS. ( Af n*ts,w*i ?*? n t hc-M Itwif rMfitiiii* ( OflV t i. .t;r Tt'tf. c*?r.:- W'iirOMtli cJ,i r.'ULl'cz* Mr*i. ) fti*43y T+r:\x-i., Tgl ri.'k i nltrrull) JubllM1 Kinirri of 1 J V. the following extract front n pri- wis . ,:e >tt?r to Hon. T.ewls IT. Douglaas, and Ho . ?ewbcr* ? t publish comments of ? couple 1 f hs ..loo ion paper* upon the Jubilee Sinper*: 1 wa ST. Ai'RYNS' RoaP, rou t 'T-PEB Xntiwoop, int( May 14, 18~1. sun I i :. f Kiirvn L> o I hope this svei . :. : r mind yea of the Jubilee Singer* \V. rLo no* operating in a foreign 1 nr.<1 Wi We 'i <j fr'>m lioston, Musachusoits, April ere W .S"\ a; 5 o'clock A M. arrived tnliv-! nmi ? -,r\ alter n pica-ant voyage of eleven tin; i - and < ' icn hour*. April ?3,at o'clock i ma i' ,".i . r. trilling at Liverpool ;ve went to ma !. tthwol. :n II id, and were aecor.t- i one lated, without previoa arrangement', in ; tie . - :, r, and other pas eager- j ere. - ,er..i -.l.aJi v.biter on the out-1 hut ?.i i> We were not assigned j dec . ; .. ,;c .puiti.-.c ut ; from the whites, a-- a'tl if..- Si. \our city, where ove i '. j i' ".rr for -rronti-clas- fare, of 1 > '( - : ...ius-d Liverpool oniy on." night, i nta! ...a i f u.c train for London, fron. 1 ,'r.i i. to Upper Xorwood, where we are now j exh . ...f. : .only located. C?f course wo ait quite Lai .. ..... .iy i:. England, and are often ?tared the .: ..i..i ; >ii oved around by idle I.oys and sho ,.1- on li.t street-. The railroad trmel is F ; -o -nod a* in America, hut quite conve... r.ianl Comfortable ; they have no palace ' I l.a-.e seen no coaches like ours, hut j .a'.- which they call carriages, I'.rst, 7Y< ' ..'ad, nd third-class, and you can ride in i 1-. ihree that you are aide to pay for. j 1 -.i . mi here something to this j sha ...i.t .N iii tid. in the first-class car-j frot '.ut . lie-, fools, and Americans." f'. the :r-t and second-class carriages are etle "ticu aud carpeted, hut the third are "B :.ot, hut the . are pn'roriizeil by very respect- Par .hie pci-ous, ami sometimes by Americans. so ' I hate sent om in this mail some London i.ij trs, which will tell you a little about us, I ,.-l .4. . . J tho ..... v>u oiay i.yr.^iice ill j --.our valuable paper for the information of "ro .ii readers, ninny of whom I know to hp ; an3 .nterested in our work. Wr gave our first, ahc a free, entertainment at Willis' Itooin?, St. 1101 James, London, Tuesday, May f., at which 'ia> the Fail of Shafts bury (.resided. lie issued u'al the invitations to about #i\ hundred of his nln lilends, who assembled on that occasion to "ve ?elcome us. Anion;* them were the best ^'el people of K off ope, surh as the Duke and 'wc Duchess of Argyle, i.ord and Lady Xorth- c?h uiuberland, Dean and Lady Stanley, and a 'ha host of others After the entertainment j ^acl many of these good people, and all of the , 'he above-named persons, came to us and ex- ] Thi pressed thanks for the pleasure we had as .Horded them, ami the Duke of Argyll invited j ,aE us to hi 111 the uext day, whiah we did. | Th Aftei being rr elved at "Argyll Lodge" and refreshed, we were requested to sing for the "ol entertainment of the lord; and ladie= pres- j ',rE ent, after which w: conversed, and were j '^r<3 passing the tirr.e pleasantly when the arrival 'at < f the Queen was announced. Slie did not ' a: appear in tlie room where we were, but in a her separate apartment, with the Duke and '81 Duchess. The Queen, accompanied by i'nn- he cess Beatrice, took tea, after which they desired to hear the Jubilee Singer , who were P?' the only ones of the great company admitted to her royal presence. We sang to the Queen ?*' " Steal away to Jesus," " Co down Moses," 'he and chanted " The Loru;s Prayer," for which j118 .l.e thanked us, and through the Duke said jtw< she was verv much pleased. We retired to I aD( ~ I ftl-1 the other parior and rejoined the company, | oul and sang one more piece before parting, jc0' Lady Stanley invited U3 to visit hci and her m'' husband, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, nvitcd us to visit the Abbey. Wc accepted . , 1 .he invitations, and on the appointed day i v"' were received and enterUnuc-d by Lady Stan- 1 ^or iev, and attended service in the Abbey, after j COi which we were shown through by one of the 6P' ianon3 in the absence of the Dean. We 'ie' tang "Steal away to jesui" at the tomb of t'je ' Bioody Mary," who duiing lour years of j ntr it-ign burned seventy Protestants an- ea~ ..uailv at the stake. Wc- chanted the "Lord's ^?' t, I i;ayti?" at the tomi. of" Mary, Queen of r. of "after which wc returned tc our abode. c0' feeling wiser for the ramble P01 Your friend. H M. Holmes. 8^' ? reg Letter from Georgia. hei wb t OS.l*MH<"3, <i v., Miift Ca, 1373. #0 71 Editor* of thf Knr Kaiionol ftrn and p . ' 1 ol 1 Cttiun ^ -slav, one of the most lovely months of the ^ vcar, is with us. She commenced her career #n with a mild, gentle, and melancholy aspect, jeJ as thou.-h her beantv would not be displayed . a usual, which has been exemplified by the j memorable tornado of the loth. This storm nit ..ill Ion; Ik? remembered by the citizens of ex t <.la;ul<u?. a-> it did marc damage to this place <j>t i.iij vlciuity than anv for half a century. c;v in the northern part of the city there were some six or eight houses capsized, mostly . akir.s, and trees were subverted from one . nd of the town t<> the other. A uroat many p>s people were injured, t.ut none killed. We pp, . an safe! v say that she is now in full bloom, m; uad while so, the difterent Suuday s.*hool? t.ave taken advantage by having their annual ^ ;.ic-nlo?, one of which I had the pleasure of ^ attending, and would like for your numerous ' leaders to know something about. On the ilst the children, with .-girtto a number of] .heir parents, assembled it the church,and . about 6 A M. the line of procession was To wrmed. While in full march they displayed - handsome banner that was purchased ex- ] presslv for the occasion, with the motto, for " Simply to Thy cross 1 cling." at The procession numbered about two hun- op Jre J children, nod the eighteen teachers that Jo belong to the Sunday athool. This church, an st. John's chapel, is not quite completed; tb< Rev J M. t'argill i? pastor In the van of '.he pro-essl n was the superintendent of the ' In s.hool, Mr Wright, in company with Kev.! Sti R T. Kent, who was here on a visit. When ] la; they arrived at the grounds the merry crowd an j.-perscd and sought repose in the beautiful, of grove About I o'clock they were requested. th to as'.etcbls around a larft stand that was w< ward playing on the organ, sang aaolbi inning song, and then Kev. W. H.Kobli introduced, and, after a lengthy di me, he gave way for others. Daring tl srv als of each speaker a suitable song wi ig. The principal speakers nfterwar< re Rev. II. IS. Bailey, li. II. Matthew A. Foisyth, II. J. Hudson, and Aim 'son. Ad "Essay on Progress," deli' d by Mr. W. A. Forsyth, was receive id great applause He- showed very coi slvely that we were with rapid stride rching up wi.h the so-called " superior n. Master William Mitchell then recite 1 of Whittier'S poems entitled " The Ba Anthem.of 1*62." This piece wasdelii d in an elocutionary style exceeded b few of his age, after which namepoi lamations were delivered by the enthu;c boys and girls. After the dinner we r, Miss Lula Callier was crowned C^uee Hay, with appropriate songs and deck Lions by the children 'he entire adair was a grand success, an libits the intelligence of our chiidrei ie in the afternoon they all returned 1 ir homes with animated countenance: wing that the day had been well enjoyei iespectfullv, R. II. Matthews. Letter from Te?an. vjai.veston, Texas, May 2t, 1873. the Editors of the Xev National Era an Citizen : 'lease give us a little inore room. Text kes hands with "I'nion Leaguer," writin n Fayetteville, X. C'., under date of Ma 1873. I wrote you to nearly the sarr et almost two months ago, viz., thai th ingniasters had organized a white man ty inside the Republican party." This i n Texas, and, I dare assert, in most a other Southern States. Manhood demand t we look this universal fact square i face; and, in order to break the "Ring, p those who have organized it, or are i wise connected with it. Texas is a littl ad of North Carolina in "official recogn i," but is more than convinced that sh not half the recognition her voting poj lion entitles her to have. We have aboi e colored men holding Federal position.1 i of whom perhaps receive four dollars p? tn, and the others, porters, from two t > dollars and fifty cents per diem. Ot ored brethren in North Carolina are wist n we in Texas, if we, in the face of then ts, cannot see the propriety of droppin ir betrayers and going for themselvei ey need nerve and "sand in their craw, they say in Houston, of this State, id is scarce, draw on us for all you wan ere is not a Federal official in our litt: rn who can get elected to a city convei a They always drop us until electic les, and at election times find out we ha< ipped them. This is the game of "tit f< ." I don't know how you do up in Nori roliua, but that's the way we do it dov. e. We paddle our own canoe. Thei lothing like a stiff upper lip. There wi more "Presidential elections," and mun ill elections will never end, aDd fawnln iticians will ever court our strength. W 1 never enter into the field of complel ;dora and manhood until we cease to i. slaves of unscrupulous politicians. I.< be brave and fearless. We are son :lve hundred in the minority in this cit; 1 yet few men go into office we try to ker The trouble with us is that we are r vaidly (I can't call it anything else) as 1 itrust our own strength, and of this ll iticans take advantage. . recommend to the Xoith tiuoliniai r whom I entertain an affectionate regai privute reasons, that when the men the i.plain of, and those responsible for the [xuntmeuts, ask them to "come up to tl ip of the Lord against the mighty," th; iv tell them they have become the arcli ts of their own fortune. You can vei lily find something for your Jive officials 1 and even if you cannot, no matter ; letter that they starve than that you ioagi itinue the spectacle of a people of yoi litlcal wisdom and strength, like so man >ep, following and enriching men who' ;ard for us Is the same as that of a she; rd for the wool on his sheep's back, ar lose affectionate political speeches blei beautifully with the soft persuasive ton' A suepnerd leading bis >beepto the shear ie lime has come to make new dcman on the leaders of the Republican pail d if they do not listen to us, to make ne iders. rhe Congressional ext-ursioni-ts lrooi s >uis arrived last night, and had a very ho able reception at the Opera House. Thi press themselves very highly pleased wi xas and the progress she is making dilation and developing her resource ley are having an excursion out in tl ilf to-day; after which they leave for Xe leans. They ought to be well pleased a i ilveston's efforts to render their vis asant. tsome eighteen or twenty cor ttees were appointed to constantly atter 6tn and show.them the sights. Tweli ites are represented, and the partv nut r* one hundred and sixtv. "OtXilMi." Letter from ArktBia*. Littu AK?.., May ^, i?;^. fke Editors of lit -Yfir Xaiionai Era a: Ciltttn ' Lb roar Issue of Mmj lulb the world is ii rued in a local notice that your paper "hi least one reader In Little Bock." In a lolon, the qualifying expression at lea ?s not prevent the remark from convaru oppression which I know to be false ; f rNxw XaTioMai Era and Cmt?\V its a respectable corps of readers, not on Little Bock, but jn other portions of o itc. During the last campaign it wi gsly ciri ulated by our Central Commute d, in consequence, It found a large die acquaintances; and front what I know e situation, i am Ineitned to think that iukl require hot a little exertion pf *J w m AND WAS! S. right kind to five the paper a respectab as at least, Mrculatinu here Perbnpaitwiii ie weii for me to give souse reason for the fa. 15 that is within roe at reference to this matu B1 ?? ?11 - a. t - ? >' ?? ctcai; i snail ao so. ana case i chances. I: ; jfejua.ce, the colored people of tbu. ccuni ;e have certain mtere.U peculiar to tbemsel. sr re?ulting from the fact of their not having \ er come into fuii and peaceful possession of s- the rights, privilege*, and immunities whi ip should accompany what Charles Fran is Adams calls lire "status of citizenship." T 1? ' courts have decided that their title is goo s, hut the devices have not heeo enforced, a >s much yet remains to be done before it ? r- justly be claimed licit the necessity foi d d tinctiveiy colored organizations and rouu l- newspaper* Lave ceased to exist. The a is \ phances by which the colored man'* tnergi " were rcstra.ncd in times jost having be d ! removed, it becomes bis most sacred duly t- me those energies to reiiew himself from i r- the disabilities and evils which still remain ry , remind him of the weary days of his d is 1 fi anchisement. As yet comparatively a ni i- recruit in the political array of the counti is , the coioreti man has to drill himself >nto t n necessary skill in the use of the great prim i- 1 pie of organized effort, by which, alone, t intiuence of his numerical strength can d | brought to bear effectively in any direct! i. for his own benefit. The power to orgahi :o is not a natural endowment of any race 5, iiieu ; nature implants the germ, but c-duc 1. tion must develop and mature the same, fact, it is only by "line upon line and prece ujion precept" that the masses of any prop can be brought to a proper conception of tl ! value of the principle. The newspaper l(/ | in this country, the great drill-sergeant in t i great work of disciplining any portion of t; is people iu the work of organizing. In a sen g | of which Homer never dreamed "wing v , woru.-? aeciue iue inouons 01 amies, n ie policy of governments, an?l the fnte of n ie j lions ; ami to the newspaper the colored pe 's pie of the country have to look as to one is ; the most potent instrumentalities by whi 11 1 they can relieve themselves of the politic Is j e\ils by which they are still beset. " If these views are correct, there is a ncce sity for the existence of a central organ, at 11 managed, appropriately located, widely c p culated, and last, but by no means leai extensively corre-ponded with by leadii c colored men in all sections of the countr Tothis ideal the New National Era a: 11 Citizen corresponds more nearly, in r ' opinion, than any other newspaper as y !r published by colored men ; and in makii 0 this remark, I hope I do not fail to have ir full appreciation of the able efforts and vi ;r uable services of such men as Delany, Be * Anderson, Jenkins, Clark, Roudanez, Da ? aDd others who may justly claim the hon > of having been our pioneer journalist " Neither do I overlook the claims of c if journalists of later date?Sampson, Murra t. Warring, Turner, Cain, Liverpool, Lynch le ai- all of whom deserve credit for what wi i- their limited means and opportunities th ? accomplished. e That the New National Eka a: >r Citizen is a better newspaper than tii -*1 were able to send forth, Is a consequence n better auspices, richer opportunities, mc "e extended experience, and superior journ; Istic education, and to render it this credit no diminution of the honor that must es '? attach to its predecessors. From pi e sonal experience the writer hereof can spe te advhedly of the difficulties to he encounter 'e in the past by the managers, and the resi 3t of that experience inclines him not to blat 10 | them for not doing more, hut to wonder tt fi i they succeeded so well as they did. Th 'P ! work was ail uphill. I congratulate the Ni | National Era ani> Citizen first, upon 1? | superior opportunities, and secondly, upon t >e j excellent use it is making of the tame I c attest the fact thai during the last campai ?s it did a noble work in this State, and w "d one of our best campaign documents T 7 happy condition of the suaciteT and forti ;r in its editorial columns, the interesting a ie respondence, and the progressive spirit 11 improvement manifest in all it= departmen have been viewed with pride and gratifleati ry by "at least one reader in Little Rock," '? witness whereof subscript! hide. _ PCLASKi cr Jr Letter from itlUiUsippi. ! YiCKSSURO. M;ss., May it, 1S72 ,e j TV '.he Editors of the Keir E. a o ^ I Citizen id | lcj j Hear S?r. . For -.omt time past cacti es : stances have throw n your paper iu my wi ' and I have been reading it with constan jj ' increasing interest. When I was told tl J the New National Kra, a newspaper pi '' I lished at Washington, D. was ownt : edited, and conducted by Fredeiitk Doug la t ^colored uian whom I had often heard a s_ read of, and whose history and service! had considerably reflected upon, I took i ^ ! vantage of the fir?t opportunity to secun j ' copy of the paper, and, out of sheer curiosi to examine, and than to read it. ie In perusing the Urst editorial that my e w fell upon, It was made evident to my ml it, that the Xrw National Era wa? th ,it oughly and completely the champion oi'gc n. order, of good government, of free insti ' Hons, of the impartial administration of Ji ;e tice, and Jleputliramsm generally, and the constitutional lights and privileges of t colored attizens of the nation particularly. j i was convinced upon reading further, tl its arguments in favor of the universal reei nition of the black man, as a man, and I entire cyilored people of the great Union, ul | a peapu, were most powerful and conclush And I firmly believe, to-day, that if yc a- paper were regularly placed in the hands as nine-tenths of the most Inveterate (and iat ly | Ugent) haters and abusers of the negro a U < dvll Liberty, ami they were, m lie pcnibii ig ' qf things, prevailed upon to read It careful or , and for the moment thrust aside their um u co salable antipathy and prejadkes, and ly reflect upon Us arguments, doctrines, a or 1 ttackings, they would of necessity bee01 as ! ronttrud, and in a short time dad tbemseh e, J meekly traversing the great highway?c: ie ridencj,?srhkh invariably leads to progri of. and |be ranch-sought-fJr good of compaxatl it{ prosperity- At isast such is the belief of ?e f A soctimwn Whits Boy. lTIOI i erf 3INGTON, D. C., THURSDAY. J ie, I.etter from Our ftaeiaaull Co he respondeat. it1- ? ( CiXCKiNali, Mat Si, 187J ' ' T-. J.r Aiitic : rf :\e Xtz Xattc;.a" F.-i he . Ci'.ften Tte continual struggle Tor a r>" existence, and the disagreeable Jatt that t es cborcbes are under the rncrtifying necess, e: ofrintHn^aHpriMlcInstitutidpa, not endows "" in seertng cnartty trom those they dcnoc ci* nate sinner?, induced som4 of the mc ci*: thoughtful member- to meet privately he stated times for two months pa*t to disci <t; i the feasibilitv and originate a plan by whi Qd [ the several churches of ea> h denomination an this city may be prevailed upon to conso i*" date and forma single body under one past' e" and thereby place themselves upon an in. ip-1 pendent financial footing. es There are seven or eight Baptist ana ii ^ or six Methodist churches within oar cart 1 rate limit*, and vifit what one von will, y *1' i can never escape the importunities of to licensed representative of an impecanio ?** organization which ft rgels to ask as it shoe -w not, where ok how your money was obtaine T. Besides this, the unfashionable little church be ' keep their subscription books perpetually ~i- ' the hands of certain member' for pciioc be visitations of those " given over to the devii be like your correspondent, who rarely worshi jn with them, and whom they esteem it i ze especial pleasure to plunder. Xeverthele' of it would be a glorious achievement for o a- churches to make themselves independet In | when they might say, li we believe in o pt1 religion enough to pay fur it." But, ala ile j there is too much sense involved in such he I, scheme for me to express any hope of i is,; accomplishment, and the very fears of t: he i parties interested that their deliberatio he j may reach the ears of the ministers, who se j bread and butter are dependent upon t ed i result, many of whom know full well tii he j they have answered to the "call" of anotliei a-' name, is smficient to Indicate the result. o-' On the 18th instant a meeting took pla . - - - 111 j\uen i einpie ror me purpose ot making i h ! general collection for the benefit of nui >o] ' | COLORED ORPHAN ASYLUM, ; h hich has for several years been in straiten ls" | circumstances. The other churches gen< 1 - ' ousl v (for them; gave up their afternoon s< lr" | vices, and all joined in a common effort i lift the burden of debt under which the ins n" J tution labored. Nearly $400 were raised, ai ^ i the ministers of the \aiiuus denouiinatio '" promise to give a Sunday in August to t u-v j same work. e* | Need I say that the scheme of enlistii a8 their services, the manner by which it w a obtained, and the commendable rivalry I tween them to excel ia the amount credit , to their respective tables for collection, or!] ' ' nated entirely outside the pale of the ('hurt or For thirty years the asylum has been ts" institution among us?it was established ,ur 1843?and in that period has provided I ' ] thousands of homeless little outcasts. et j At first and for several years there was | mixed boatd of managers, but a white me; e-v j ber having contemptuously remarked ti. j " the niggers were incapable of managingt j machine alone," they concluded to try e3 i anyhow, and since then the children ha ?^i been better fed, better clothed, and betl ,re housed than ever before And yet thesban *'* | ful fact must be admitted that few. very fe 18 | of our people take any interest in its succe er| or care for its maintenance, simply becac iT~ | " they do not expect to go there." Pride a*: i race has been so completely obliterated fri e<*' our general character that it may roqu | generation^ before we can reasonably ho ne ! for Its reinstatement. iat The announcement of the death of eir i CHIEF JUSTICE CiiASE iV its tui with sad and painful efiect upon t he i hearts of this community. On the iSth an | meeting was heid, and the following reso gu j lions expressing our feeling' at his loss wc as ! passed: he i Whereas u has pic-ased an ail -wise Pro dence to remove from the cares and iabc i of this life Hon. Salmon P. Chase, Ch ir- j Justice of the Cnited States Therefn: of be it i Jleiolctd, That while we how in liuinl submission to the will of Him who doeth on things well, we feel that truth has lost itt advocate, humanity a friend, the don iruuucu uuu upprcsstru uu unraraprormsi I defender, and the cause of justice and rigl eousness a great exponent. Hacked, That we are under peculiar oh gations to honor and revere the memory ' him who dared incur the odium of the co .! munity battling for the cause of the slav for his successful efforts to expuuge the bla laws from the statutes Qf Ohio; for seeuri the embodiment of the principles of eman pation in the policy and subsequently t l-' platfonn of the Republican party, tly I Resolved, That while we are pained a lat sotrow-stricken at the sudden less of ono jp. j whom we had many reasons to cherish as , 1 firm friend and honest upright man, we w continue to rely upon and trust in the got * , ness of God, who has a compensation tor nd , the evils and misfortunes incident to t1 i I ' Me. id- You can imagine our regret for she in ji s a lice done him m your editorial on ty, "WHITEWASHING THE llEAil," ' when we remembered how, In his early da :ye when there was all to lose and nothing nd gain hy such a course, he unselfishly peril] or- all his prospects for political pref. rmcnl od the line of his ambition?defending our. aytu how the finger of scorn was pointed at h us* t for daring to defend Mariaret, a slave, of 1838; how, in the famous case of Wats he and lloppes, (184),) he collared an officer I the court and held him to prevent the *p'u lat ing of hi* client to Kentucky, while certi sg- legal papers were being made out how be nobly defended Gosetta in 1 - it, for wh; as 1 the colored people of this city presented b re. a silver pitcher; how, in 1855, when act hu ' for Governor, lie indorsed, on the e of of the election, the speech made upon ti el- occasion, when teamed by the Democra nd Journals, and when hi* election apparec \iiy depended upon a retraction of it; how, ly, i l5-k?, he founded the "Liberty" party; ?c- is-ts the "Freesoilers," and in ISfo t to - Republican party; how, in Hi9, whan t ad ' balance of power in the Ohio Legislature r. ne in his hands a; the leader of the Free-* oik -e*' he bargained with the Democrats for 1 ;n- election to the Senate, the if,inj a : j ?*s ''Llaek lacs" of Ohio, and At cslahlii'jr,tnt ve fret tt/tools for trlored jotdA, and gave thi In consideration all the offices in the Stal how be mingled with and aided vjtfc men STAL ] LZE N. UXE o, 1873 r- -amuei Lewi;, Gamaliel Bailey, inrani Giimore. John joiiffe, and J. G. Birney h?w hi? the renlui which planned three 01 fnrtr norti^c on.-) K-a ? Uo -! ?->? V '3 powers which executed their purpose-: how .. he steppe J irons the contracting platform oi j e one to the expanding platform of another as :... < ircumstances dictated. ccrrviog with binrsel; ,J cuiray t his great p::n..;>ies of righicousaes", ' jcst.ce, and humanity toaiiof God's creature* without repard to country,, or religion t how generously he gave to every charitable object when he could ill afford A : how he individually paid for legal papers when time a ; was valuable in the ..ause of a slave and ,j;.: when we remember, as we do, that that ir p.tcher, worth, perhaps, seventy-live ? possi>e' f bly a hundred dollars?had to pay for all, ' you cannot wonder that we are pained, aye, deeply pained, at your injustice surely you knewiittie of the man, te - of _ ; Lia life, or you would not have shown so ?? . . a much ingratitude. u_ I feel safe tr. venture the remark that had .j i .Mr Cha?e received a nomination from an t (j party for the Presidency, the colored men of Ohio would have voted for him. He i:Q enshrined in our hearts, and needs no monui;c | ment to perpetuate hi? memory : IKE NEW SCHOOL LAV* Ps goes into effect at once, and it seem- dill., alt 1IJ to determine whether at the end of next a> month the colored board shall resign control ur | into the hands of the whites or not. By the ?'> ; last clause in the bill certain distrivts hold ur j over under present management until May, s | 167-1, and the opinion of the city solicitor i? a ; required to determine whether our colored aS j schools are legally special districts. Other 'ie ; attornej-s agree that they are. If they are ns | not, it puzzles me to comprehend what they ait. ii ui.i Hirers wun ours, iue ^',0 board now governing wiii proceed to rec-lect at themselve- and manage things until nest * i year. i-o.\? . a Some time in August the prominent and represenlativp colored men of the State will hold a private meeting to agree upon a policy and plan the future circumstance* which e'' shall direct and govern their political action. >r" Heretofore we have been such a heterogenous, r" segregated mass of supporters of the Hepub10 lican party, w ithout regard to any conditions ,l" of fealty, that in this State, at least, they a<' already begin to look upon us much as the ns old masters who " bought us body anil soul." We know that much of our safety depends ; upon the retention of that party in power, n? i and while for the present we have no paras | ticular designs against it, we do not propose ie" i to lick the hand which strikes or to fondle cd | the foot that kicks us. We desirp to culti! vate a wholesome fear, and as a sequence i hope to establish a fair respect for the fifteen an | or twenty thousand colored votes of this in ; State. The recent decision in the " Slaughter'?or house" case has alarmed some of our thioking men, and they fear for the rights which a may be denied them, such as gaining a "legal ln" i residence" when they emigrate, &c. 'at The time and place for the convention ha? ke . been agreed upon, but as they do not desire :t | the aid of wire-pulling politicians, or to be Te j bored in advance with their suggestions, i er am forbidden to divulge either. !2" It seems a remarkable circumstance thai w> the white politicians and office holders rarely 3?i or never know who are the real lenders 01 l,e representative men among us. All that they of; require to respect one as a power, is that )m i some newspaper shall ridicule you into notoire ] riety or blackguard ycu into prominence. In pe ; this city, I think I am safe in say ins that the : esteem of politicians for colored men is a? the square of an inverse proportion to theii merits. The less ioiluence and the more 1,^ "brass" the higher is one rated. ^ (iOS-ilP. iu- -f young fric-od of mine ic.^pily took it ;re into his head to vent late in society the criticisms he had re-ad iatelv of George Elliott, ,illustrating then, w itit such passages from her /i!9 | ?? U3 UiCUIlCU L'J UlUi UiJ Hit? uioiaeni ief | Being esteemed for his intelligence and cub re' i ture, society at once rushed into the rnystejje rie= and miseries of Artbor Dorithorn, Hetty all and Adam Bede, and all conversations arf an garnished with sentiments found ?n " The n" j Mill on Floss," "Adam Bede," ' Homo la,' i " Middlemarch," etc. Having recorded some i of its ridiculous traits, I feel it mr duty, as aa li- j impartial historian, to give you some of its ?^' commendable action- If my friend woulc e. only continue his good work until our >oune ck | ladies were prevailed upon to discontinue the ng habit of wasting time iq>ou the trash Mrs j1*' Soulhworth expressed herself ashamed ol 1 | having thrown out into the world, he will nj j have accomplished tuueh. And yet, I feat for | that society will at once discard Mrs. I.ewes a ! for no better reason than that f commend it> ^ action. However, anything for a rest frorr gjj' the love troubles of an imaginary wrtim Iris ! My own (shall I blush here) are real, am ! quite enough for Okitoh. its- | - heller Irani Philadelphia. PHILADBLClllA, June 2, Ih72. Vs. 1 To the Editor nf th' Xlc XaEnnol Ft i in' to ! Citizen led Seeing thai your columns have alreadj l? uccu ujA-ucu IU nit- ron-siueraiiuu 01 me lau >? ; difficulty between the Woman's (entennia ini Committee and the colored ladies of thli in city, a fuller account of the affair may b< on interesting to your readers, of. A few mouths ago 11 member of this com it- j mittee solicited me to introduce among then tin a colored element to mnperalt in centennia he work. She stated very plainly at that time ich ' that as American women had been asked t< im come forward and aid in the patriotic workin ; such women should not be" confined to ant ve particular class or clique, but must be conv cat' posed of the women of the land, and whose .tic ' fitness for physical or mental labor must bs tly the only consideration. Xot knowing whert in to find ouch an element, they applied to m? In as before mentioned. I did not permit my he self to he guided in the selection by a iholct he 1 of friends, neither did I form an estimate o 'as 1 oo" own upon the solidity of intelligence rs,1 but in duty hound, J attempted to make th? his ' thirty-six names which I presented a repre Kt sentatlon of every grade of respectable r,f aoe'retr. Those agreed upon met the executm tire committee together with myself a> :e; chairman, so oppolnted by said committee as ' After receiving directions, we found that wt ERA 1 At*' J t i All 10' of A fit Uirw In ? S2.SO n rwvr InnirRnoc ir rlr I "> C tor #h?. ' were oenMiag a false an J J,i.,*reeat>ie po*.' lion. On the one side a want of justice, on ' the other c;.stake and casundrxstaadia^. 1 Of coarse we .rcmodiateiy resented belnj - ; placed :n any proscribed light, for wc a: once i F dis?r rp:l Irmt s-o tr??c i 1 r. tPftw- ? - up* *r a j I.. I. nr. r* ?r o ... vis^.y ir.c I " from that .-.-ranged for the wh.te women tbe p engaged in a;Ia.r;. Wo sought fumii explanation and adjustment from the com- here, mittee, and after a long series of explanatory li.? documents to rue a chairman, and great dis-, ( our satisfaction among ray own friends, we dis- j geth< covered that we had been altogether w ronged rema raid misrepresented by an inJi.uiual of the > it, executive, and not by the committee itself, j only Some of us were so iucensed that w? nought ( nm a redress publicly, and for a long time refused . fanni either to negotiate with this body, or to dis- i i band until further and more satisfactory given atonement -hould be made, to relieve the their , I false light in which we had appeared. i heat V?.u ure doubtless familiar with soiue of lever the many articles which have apjieared upon ( ha? j the subject, all of which were favorably dis- f)is posed toward those of u- who u^^ertook the >n,j ] correction of the ailair. j seem finally, the executive committee inet some , of ,u of us who had complained publicly, face to g,.nei face. They sought to rectify all errors there- i tliii upon, and passed resolutions to the ertect , Hart! that they had never intended any distinc- i >elv i tiou, but had received false information per- verv twining to as as i 'nmm.ttr Lur.nj to \'ld j tiu* ( ; apart. Wi We had u> other alternative than to re- ,Mvm , ceive such statements after they had been ft,|t | j expressed in public resolutions. other It was then, and only then, thai we, ?? i tUre, colored w omen, unanimously agreed to acquit i tainl i the execution commitiee of any dishonorable i erollJ intentions. All l.usiuess aiiaas being rou- j h-gia I eluded, we disbanded the so-called "( olored j I Centennial Coniniittee." i It seems now, Mr. hditor, thai another ( portion deeui it lit to begin anew the ilissen- tj1(1 , sion, and, not taking up theyight strain, thay ( verse hate misapplied the cause of dissatisfaction. -p,, Instead of seeking more apologies from the h|,r(, executive, or those of them win niisrepre- j o|>t>oi ! sented us, they have questioned my right to \ ()f sei . go forward and confer with the committee, J a|jVe though it was the itile of that body " to con- ^jcs ! fer otil> with chairmen, and not with the j fU[Ur : ladies whom they represented." Ilence the j parp, I article which became personal and objection-1 t0 |ni able even to the I'ress itself. ?? . wUe i Tin; 4 oloietl ilrpublirMn* nl Tr?M?, ' 'ltl" ! I-'' (j AL v ES i t?x, Tk vas, May ?iOf iC-tl. : votin i To ike Editor ? cf ike New National Era and \ niore Cit:zf" " : no tr i have long hesitated about expressing u ( eslorl ' fact that should bo known, and am mindful j 8jarj( | of my party's welfare In proclaiming it. 1 j! do so with the hope and expectation that the tjl(, ^ j party may seriously consider the same, tt in j s | that the colored people are not fully satisfied I v jpvs. ! with its course in respect to them, they feel ] j e that due consideration is not heins; had for ^ themselves as members of the party or in to() K i protecting them in their rights n , | There has been talk of a convention ot the #nj | colored men, to take into consideration the j present situation of the colored men in Texas pruj, This is a step ;n the right dire, tion, in which to wield the influence that a powerful winori- f; . t ty cat) produce, it is a remarkable fact that ( -j.j .! to-day the colored men ar almost alone .r, ?rp f ' the Iiepublian party, and hence the ceres .1- na; ! ty of a concerted action for obiaiuiug their , f r^ ( .! proper sphere in the political arena Aban- ou^j. i doned by the white men, with but few ex-1 ^ . | eeptions, those who remain are mostly hold- ,.,)Un i ers of oltice or aultcipators This taken iuto ,ou? 'consideration with the fact of athvidon of 1 the Democratic rank-:, shows plainly that 1i- _ep^ ' necessary for a conference of leaders to de vise a plan of act.on ; he this action what :t ' may, it can but result in good, a .u our present -ituation we ire neglected by both I oar SUto and Federal Governments Then . is but one colored man ,ii the PMl-tflM De- 1 Sli parlmenl in this State, arid hp i- a distributing j , clerk, while there are n.en who profess Re- i fu u . publicanism one day, and next get an appoint- 1 ment, and on tbe third return to their old j ! ; love to revile the negro; thus treated we | yj,,,, , must look to ourselves. ai, ^ > | "( assiuv from bondage wiil deliver ( ? ai " this , i Then too, there is another feature which will Jeav !: assume a great proportion ; that is to combat hich i thai dire evil, " pre judice," tin- can be done \ I we must prote-t against it and if necessary (,f u, .migrate to a pla.e where we can suppress seat' , it. Texas needs her labor too much, and If she is awake to her interest she will endeavor Hist - to prevent the volume of prejudice, which ( urr I we find In .-very exchange. "But who would cord . be free" must themselves strike the, blow, the a and we must show to them the riecessit, of cute , treating u-. right, and l>y our vote determine einj, , who we wdl present to hold ofhi ial positions, rio , although we cannot elect our choice. The t0 ty I result 01 the convention, f it takes up these aIU()l points, will he productive of much good, for iuaio although we fail in suggesting the proper ^ibly remedy, it will bu the menu cif uniting our addr forces lor future labor, and can show to the form native Southerners that we are not antago- ' aske ' nialic to their interests, on the contrary, ye" ; we have the same genial nature, the "ame [Sirs constitution, and the same love of the sunuv It tb I South. Our interest* are the same as theirs He if they fall we tall, if they prosper we must u?he share their prosperity ; this, when the South- orde erner an un.ler-tand t, must inevitably we bring about the re-ult most rlesired by us; noth an i be the means of pro hieing the grandest in | r.fiV.-: ..'.it thill hfisf?k*f ki fi ' i V%Ti f K 2? I'fJii is what will elf.ate the colored man .n the cutu south, au i is the lever that wiii ultimately |J?. . raise that great weight, " pr i*e( ' Dot-- the Republican ;>arty forget that a ,og large majority f f the . oloied vote ,? ,n otb< the South, where the colored men are largely i.^t j [ dependent on the opponent* of the party day [ for feel and shelter? This fact together liber ( wdh short com. rig* on the part of the Kepub- out r [ Ikons will naturally hate a . oatrolling influ- . ' t ence unfavorable to the party. ^ ' It uiuat not forget that intelligent colore J , f persons hate perceptions, and ruUhooa of * voters to bad. theru .u this cam try", and he pt [ ( should not therefore he lespUed. The c<il- forth ' ored people have vividly impressed < n their 0-r. ' memory the honorable part they hate payed i in the cause ol Justice, they enow ai?o that . the moral sentiment of the cation i? within the partr, but how can it hope to retain the ' vote of the colored man unlev it assures him it will protect bjo .n his rights ? !. htCUAJtk .\atcx, 1 t ITES OF ADVERTISING. TXAfWESI ADVLSTIaLSi 2iT?3: .w? r. ICTI mn-? n.'-' . - , 1 r ~ ?" ... lT?rtlRiu* B-juar* In %hl* p*i- r f ?p*c* thai. ftn llnf* !- arjjoJ .& r?:? uH ?quar? adT*r:i**meT.i? 'vmp; In* . -v. : as r. 4 xa ?xrlaron ara compute ? / trc <* 'rrlUrrarnl* IriaTfM ???r a ira* Uma . \s? n ntti* ?rrrh?r(H rata* 01 ARB 1001 MIRTIRC, 4?% rvrar.-t**. d t.? wl. n^ntna-v* sr.4 !M Ortfar* ftofn an t art* r.| :>.# , r.try wl.i ipl.i s?lc: 1*.J 1 ? . Tend* In W - **? uli ?;o sti . .. ,.| i. h>- . antn^e . g?yr ..s u.C; r ! * . u:<3 . ic . etc Letter iroiu l'nrl?. Ii.t iiaytltu l bi?a> t'Abi -t Afj . ii, i i' ivu : . .f tAf .V- Yc? { A 5 c. so : u.' Ju:.s? r-} re-.iicc^c L -e I. layiiea Colony been 0 3o?r;?fc.nj: s r.: rc-cat raoxcs:. Some of the wealil. i; es of the I?iacd arc ; :a:?C ruiiv I ifd at the head of wh;vb :ar. ' = . rf . ?, Excellency Mr. I iliyw.i. ge, a most wormy, to r with his toother and -.-ter, m .si tkabiy retined ladie- next >n ;h? orr e naiuc of Mr Joseph Ve-na wh u?: nobly represents the t . dotty i.i weaitl., iso tn having one of the most charming ios that ran be inet with hero vas present at an o.entti_ to 1 b> Mr ami Mr- V our n hon r ol youngest daughter, one of ihe -j.1. and most charntine vouue tad.ex it hex lieeu ray >ot to meet in any society, who est been united tn marriage to the *00 02 Excellency Mr V illaret, t ounsellor irector of ( ustonis tu Herl.n, in.I who s to be, as far as i had .it opporit.u.ty .lying, very talented, and 01 a noble, ous disposition. I also rueet here, who ik figures next, the family of (icnerai ie, wlneli cond-ls of hi- ? ;'e and iwj beautiful daughter-, for uiulattreaSM, much remarked, utid hlylil. e teemedI y olouy generally. 'latever trouble- may I. . onttnu&iiy ring .it Hayti, they . erta.uly are not ty it- people here; they vie with any colony represented Here, a- far at fuiin many iuxtaucex wealth, and ccr > lit hospitality the tim-t noble and gou Their son- carty od the li.^hest coi te honors, and I was v.ty natch aston to meet at the reception of Madame a so many or the younger tcpresentaof the Colony speaking Kngi;-h wjlh ituio-t duen. v, ami preferring ' > i oawith me in rat own language reler attain to the reception, I must -ay I frit most truly grateful tor the rtuuity ottered me hy I tie Ve-na family ring reunitad so man y worthy represeat5 of tioth sexes of a nuoitr, whose poii*ud progress I am daily noting lor a e woik at no di.-tant day , and more cularly a? the invitation win extended i' in spite ot some little prejudice-, which une might throw n cloud over the ottieragrecably pent evenin >use ,uenUy itaiu. ting a -trull> retired lile lien ,,ml trig what spare time 1 ha.e to pursinu serious, I consequently h:iv I.tile or i-te for society, and hnvo not made much I in that way except o very rare iUles, and then it ha? aiway - heen .n ef some prominent resident here from Island, whose history I had Ileald, end anxious to judge from my ?wn point of , ami in most instances the i'.i it a Jvauce heen made to me ? eusibildic arc t.. i to.ti!. , i. I i i. am h respect for those o! others, cor.tctlv 1 seldom > nture far out of my road, when 1 do it is in the mo t < nut.out and ent mannei, aud uowle.te . and on at 1 ence more absolutely n.-ceixaiy than .. hen one enters the limits of llijtieii ty in Paris irir connection - >.th r.ui-|s ,.u .amnios uimerous, and .n some in oatn c s of >ucL ma- hi w "uiijiai one 10 vei . ..nnov i;;,. i^irn utiicai one's position i.-t pretty thorIy dehncd. Of coui'e i ipeai n-i a:. :icau, taking .1 for grunted \i...t our try men 'ite not geiieruiij h l.ked 01 bt afl.-i a. i have in ?"i i.ct with ar.y em, white <>t coloied, at inv : '.he itoris { have been invited ti<. i)av iii't. t ... Lelli-r from tlitiuia till iiid.11111 in I li(Iiitii itztv Colid IftsptUt Biatrial . t)f. It <1 Tulrllrovi epi> Bfiftttia Ttai) are Color rl i'iar.klill f.o v a , w.ij i ?, i " ' . *n KtiUi* / .7,1 A'-i 11; w?: /. a a?itl Ctlitfh ie fiaptintn M Vllgilii. II' i-.'-A a inrial Anniversary in l; hinomi, in oi. .oration r.f the half -nt r, i rime* o! geneiai assoc. The, i.P ai-0 'Qoriug to ru,"0 a", endow menl ,o J for '.he inond ( ollege ll Baptists from e.elj :?l,.li a thi- -..on ly country of the vtorld, acre ft vile i to fhurvlav, the 'I')th, * ti, grand In the Tabenm. Ie on the . ollege .nop;.. oricaT addresses to he deliver.- I b> fir'. y and Teter. lieinv Itaj't -t" an i .r. a an.-e tojmbfir inv Stationwe v?-:.I t /i.ea..1 icldrenes ami hehohl the orioni e We red the Taberna. Ie and took a at ,n u, ly "par* near the front dooi We mada rl'ort ? to in.< w>th the crowd i'i >,- le ?peaheri' tlarnl, or to o< copy a >r-H'. nj the delegate*, hut to the roa'.rar., to * our*elve?m unobjectionable iti pot r could. White Imteuoi.' to Jtr. ( e-* u policeman approach*! ui and ini?'d ii" that we would have tor' We d why, beiau?e wi- ire . olor.-d f He ad that he had order- to mliot no olored ooi .nto the Tabernarie. IV e a kedhitn e memorial rororriittee /nve the orde: m.d that he did not know ; that the r-. had railed him to > \ecute upon Lit the rot the committee. We told h.ui that were liapti?t intniilen, but t ava.ed mg, we Kail to leant. Or. ( urry't rehire- , he dwell upon an intolerance, and pu tured the j>er*e>iii and martvrdoui of the earlv Baptiata. ti.owed the lock of th ad >n which a t it m.n iter wa* incarcerated for pr< the ^..-pel, .n the -e.tnteeoth .entiry r relic* of toe perkaculoi i of their flap father a wet 4 ibown; wbne on the iarce of Ml), 1"T-2, a? the ,.^hi f i?i tr. three li-plrat n..rr.-.ler* are marched ?f a Tahertia >e i* 3. :( I ceror. e are told that the tte<<iiu?u ?homU uiL\ i ated preacher*, and opportunity aLohd eatoU 1 to their preath-r* to obta.n ?nlUoii W( thought h ?ut -p>LJ d rtusitv Your*, Ht-hi lucia.-., Kartor Th.rd Baptm < b ct CraitAiw Rrati.ii, fa?tor of Hhiloh* Cbnrtfc FTcxwy Wimiaxi. Jr., r'aav.r of C ltteid liapSat Church. NEA VOL. IV.?NO. 22 } pared for the lingers and for the speaker ter singing a beautiful song, prayer ve treu, and Rev. R. T. Kent addressed tl idrea and their parents. His address wi j appropriate, and contained a s-reatde advice. titer he retired from the .-.unci, the cho. h the accomnlishcd iadv Miss Fann

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