Newspaper of New National Era, June 5, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of New National Era dated June 5, 1873 Page 2
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HIE NEW NATIONAL ERA AND CIT17 K N . muuui r.\ F.BY THURSDAY MORN INU At M htBCtM dir. ? c. It HI Sf.-r SITIuMAt r*A AKD CITIIfS COXPAKT 1 F.W'IS It. DOT'Ot.ASS. ) urnAKP T. r.REENFR, F.nrro*. ons IT. COOK, ) fttogU ro^4#? j,e. f<+r, ?o* ' fT\ p?rat to !r. *<5t*?co s .*t?- MiEDKHlfK DOI ULAIH, Jr., i.o k Si, WM&aftoe. D C COMMFKICA TIOSS. - -1 \tt Era <Joo# r. t h .Id ItMif t * by rorfoAjy?4on?? *oA >f?*. g ' -c-:- rVRi?^r.i^,. I.ogUity ro-tIro4.; rl.'h i. nl? or *11 j Jublloo ftlogor* V. -:.Ve" the fo'.'icwing cxUtcl from r. p:. .:<> >::?r to TT< d. I f*!s IT. Douglw-, wad .icsfcrr* *( jublnh cotnrr.eaiA of * couple 1 I.oc j..n* upon the dubiler Singers: I ^t. Arnvxs' Road, T'r-pcr Vokwood, Tfov 14, 19T3. I i , in FRIi.iD i> -cuLA.). i hope tbi? 1 . :: r rosy ;.\J *.f the Jubiice Singers , rbo .-re no* cperftlia; in r, foreign lar.d. V. e d frotn lioston, Ma*sr.ehu?etts. April i- ;c"\ a; 5 o'clock A M.; arrived rti I.iv- ' rj o<->; s.tcr & pica-ant voyage of elcvpu i * - and i ic.en hr,..rv April 33,at - o'clock i' ,".i in ,r.p a; Liverpool ac went to ' r.c 1.:n li -!cl, and we re a^enn.- i i. . iii....; , siou art .nrm-u nt-, io, . ' ;, r, aad ? > cti.u passengers : .tr..i 'l.adc whiter on the out-.i.e.. at < ivr We were cot uasigned j J . ,;c .pmtir.iUs from the whites, a-- : .. it. s;. iame" of 3our city, whera i fcr tf.~on<i-clas.: fare. \ ?, . ...ined ..i Liverpool only one ni^ht, ! a t- > u.c train fi?r J.ondon, from ,r. . . i Upper Xorwood, where we are now j . located. Of course we arc quite j . .... .i\ in En^ir.nii, and are often stared I an.I i ii >w rd around by idle boys and ..i- n the street-. The railroad travel is ' . ; <o rood a? in America, but quite conve- j ... ntnud comfortable , they have no palace i have seen no coaches like ours, but ..Mi ii>* which they call carriages, first, m.I, nJ third-class, and you can ride in . L. three that you are ahle to pav for. ! i!, . -oving here something to this j .... .l .n .ii ti.i. in the first-class car-i i.ut iic-, fools, and \rnericans." ii.e- iir-t and second-class carriages are . uslooneu aud carpeted, but the third are not, hut they are jtn'ronized by very respiect.ble pet-ons, and sometimes by Americans. i have sent you in this mail some I.ondon : .j ci-, which will tell you a little ahout us, .ud wloch, perhaps, you may rcpri^uce in .our valuable paper for the information of .ts readers, ninny oi whom I know to he nteresteii in our work. We gave our fir9t, a free, entertainment at Willis' Hooms, St. james, I.ondon, Tuesday, May at whieh W.A r..l CV.fl. I :.l?i It. : .1 .lie i.nn vi -naiiamin |,,rsiueu. lie ,**ueu the invitations to about ?iv hundred of his aienJs, who assembled on that occasion to welcome us*. Anions them wore the best people of Luropc, such as the Iiuke aD(l Duche-s nfArgyle, J.ord and Lady Northumberland, Dean and Lady Stanley, and a host of others. After the entertainment j many ot these good ppople, and all of the , above-named persons, came to us and ex- ] pressed thanks for the pleasure we had ; a'Jorded them, ami the Duke of Argyll invited us to visit him the next day, which we did. ] After being re, elved at "Argyll Lodge" and i refreshed, we were requested to sing for the entertainment of the lordi and Indie3 present, after which w: conversed, and were j passing ti e time pleasantly when the arrival < f the Queen was announced. She did not appear in the room where we were, but in a separate apartment, with the Duke and Duchess. The Queer,, accompanied by i'rinccss Beatrice, took tea, after which they desired to l.rar the Jubilee Singer , who were j the only ones of the great company admitted to ter royal presence. We sang to the Queen " Steal away to Jesus," "Go down Moses," and chanted " Ti.c- T.oru:s Prayer,"for which he thanked us, and through the Duke said j she was very much pleased. We retired to j the other parior and rejoined the company, I and sang one more piece before parting Liiui oiuuicjt uiviiea u3 10 >^ic nn ami ner tuaband, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, invited us to visit the A obey. We accepted the invitations, and on the appointed day were received and entertained by Lady Stanley, and attended service in the Abbey, after which we were shown through by one of the vcaonj in the absence of the Dean. We tang "Steal away to jesus" at the tomb of " Bloody Mary," who duiing four years of ner reign burned seventy frotestants an..iiiily attiie stake. Wc- chanted the "Lord's i rayeit' at the tomb of "Mary, Queen of :V t:,'' after which we returned to our abode, feeling wiser for the ramble Your friend. B .Vi. iioLMES. Letter front tieergia t'OLl'MBt'9, O t ., Mily 2o, 1973. TV :kt Editor* t.f thf AVir Xational Fha and Citiun -sluv, one of the most lovely months of the vear, is wiih us. She commenced her career with a mild, gentle, and melancholy aspect, as though her beauty would not he displayed u usual, which has hern exemplified by the n.emoratde tornado of the l.'.th. This storm ?ill long la? remembered hy the eltl/ens of t olumhus, as it did more damage to this place and vicinity than any for half a century, in the northern part of the city there were some six or eight houses eapsired, mostly cabin*, and trees were subverted from one i ud of the town to the other. A great many people were injured, hut noue killed. We . an safely say that she is now in full bloom, and while so. the different Similar school* r.avc taii-u advantage by baring tlieir annual plc-nlc?, one of which I had (ha pleasure of -.(tending, and would like for your numerous readers to know something about. On the ri?t the children, with quite a number of heir jtarent-,assembled at the church,and about 0 A M. the line of procession was wrtned. While in full march tbey displayed a handsome banner that was purebred expressly for the occasion, with the motto, " simply to Thy cross I cling.'' The procession numbered about two hundred children, and the eighteen teachers that belong to the Sunday school. This church, st. John's chapel, Is not quite completed;' Eev J M. <"arg';ll is pastor In the van of the prre-essbaj was the superintendent of the tool, Mr Wright, In company with Kev. R T. Kent, who wa? here on a visit. When they arrived at the grounds the merry crowd J-spened and sought repose in the beautiful grove About I o'clock they were requested oo assemble around a large stand that was NE\ ** ' VOL. IV ? SO. 22J tir^narprl fnr (tt? ?!noP? ami fnr ilia crjaVam After singing a beautiful song, prayer wr-. odered, and Rev. R. T. Kent addressed tbc children and their parents. His address was very appropriate, and contained a treat deal of advice. After he retired the a unci, the choir, with the accomplished lady Miss Fannie Howard placing on the organ, sang another charming song, and then Rev. W. H. Nobler was introduced, and, after a iengtby discourse, he gave way for others. Dnrteg the intervals of each speaker a suitable song was sung. The principal speakers afterwards were Rev. It. II. Bailey, R. II. Matthews,. W. A. Foisyth, II. J. Hudson, and Amos Wilson. An " Essay on Progress," delivered by Mr. W- A. Forsyth, was received amid great applause He showed very conclusively that we were with rapid strides marching up wi.k the so-called " - uperior" roan Master William Mitcheii then recited '< one of WhitlierM poems entitled ''The Battie Anthem of 1*02." This piece w us deli v-1 ered in an elocutionary style exceeded by | but few of his age, after which name/ou. ! declamations were delivered by the enlhusia'tie boys and girls. After the dinner was j over, Miss Lula Callier Was crowned Queen of May, with appropriate songs and declamations by the children ..... ? .1 ?r,.t l exhibits the intelligence of our children. Late in the afternoon they all returned to their homes with animated countenances, j showing that the day had been well enjoyed. ! Respectfully, R. II. Matthews. Letter from Texas. Oaj.vf.ston-, Texas, May 21, 1*7.1. Tu the Editors of the Xev National Era and Citizen: I'lease give us a little inore room. Texas shakes hands with "I'nion Leaguer," writing | from Fayetteville, X C\, under date of May , 0, le73. I wrote you to nearly the same i eilect almost two months ago, viz., that the j "Ringmasters had organized a white man's parly inside the Republiran party." This is fo in Texas, and, I dare assert, in most all the other Southern States. .Vnnhooil demands that we look this universal fact square in the face; anil,in order to break the "Ring," drop those who have organized it, or are in anywise connected with it. Texas is a little ahead of North Carolina in "official recognition," but is more than convinced that she has not half the recognition her voting pop- J uiation entitles her to have. We have about nine colored men holding Federal positions, Ave of whom perhaps receive four dollars per diem, and the others, porters, from two to two dollars and fifty cents per diem. Our colored brethren in North Carolina are wiser than we in Texas, if we, in the face of these facts, cannot see the propriety of dropping their betrayers and going for themselves. They need nen-e and "sand in their craw," as they say in Houston, of this State, If sand is scarce, draw on us for all you want. There is not a Federal officinl in our little town who can get elected to a city convention They always drop us until election times, and at election times find out we have dropped them. This is the game of "tit for tat " I don't know how you do up in North Carolina, but that's the way it down here. We paddle our own canoe There is nothing like a stiff upper iip. There will be more "Presidential elections," and municipal elections will never end, and fawning politicians will ever court our strength. We will never enter into the field of complete freedom and manhood until we cease to be the slaves of unscrupulous politicians. Let I us be brave and fearless. We arc some twelve hundred in the minority in this city, and yet few men go into office we try to keep out. The trouble with us is that we are so cowardly (I can't call it anything else) as to mistrust our own strength, and of this the politicans take advantage. I recommend to the North fvuolinians . (for whom I entertain an affectionate regard ; for privute reasons) that when the men they complain of, and those responsible for their appointments, ask them to "come up to the help of the Lord against the mighty," that thev teli them they have become the archi tects of their own fortune. Vou can very easily lind something for your /ice otficiais to do. and even if yen cannot, no matter ; it Is better that they tiane than that you longer continue the spectacle of a people of your ! political wisdom and strength, like so many , sheep, following and enriching men whose i regard for us is the same as that oi a shep- i | herd for the wool on his sheep's back, and | whose adeeliouate political speeches blend | I so beautifully with the soft persuasive tones , ' of a shepherd leading his sheep to the shears. j The- time has come to make new demands . upon the leaders of the Republican party, and if they do not listan to us, to make new leaders. The Congressional ext-ursiom.-tn l'rom St. I.oujs arrived last night, and had a very hospitable reception at the Opera House. They i express themselves very highly ple-ased with Texas and the progress she is making in civilization and developing her resource-, ( They are having an excursion out in the Gulf to-day; after which they leave for New Orleans. They ought to he well pleased w ith j j Galveston's efforts to render their visit i pleasant. Some eighteen or twenty com| mittees were appointed to constantly attend j them and show.them the sight*. Twelve ; States are represented, and the party num, her* one hundred and sixty. ^ "Otxam." 1 Letter from Arkansas. ? Limt R<>CK. AUK., May jj, 1-.; J. : To /I* Editors of the Xttr Xationai Era ami j C Uittti: | la your Issue of May 16th the warid is ia' funned in a local notice that your paper "has I at least one reader la Little Bock." In my { I opinion, the qualifying expression at least > does not present the remark from conveying an oppression which I know to be false ; fur j the New National Era and Citizen has . quite a respectable corps of readers, not only i j in Little Bock, bat jn other portions of our j State. During the last campaign it was ' | largely dr. ulated by our Central Committee,. and, In consequence, It found a large circle ^ I of acquaintances; and from what I know of i | the situation, I am inclined to think that it' would require bat a little exertion of the I V NA AND W AS H I right kind to giv* the paper a respectable, at least, rirailailAMf har# P#rh*tm:: wriil he weii for me to give toco* reason for the faith that .s within roe in reference to this inatter , at all event? I thai! do so. and take the chance? -Y'/uaV.e, the colored people of tins country Lave certain >nte:ests peculiar to th re?uHinj? from the fact of their not having vet come into fuii and peaceful poasession of rII the rights, privilege*, and unmunliies which should accompany what Charles Francis Adams calis the "status of citizenship." The courts have decided that their title is good; hut the devices have not been enforced, and much yet remains to be done betoie it tan justly be claimed that the necessity Xoi distinctively colored organizations and colored newspaper* have ceased to exist. The appliances by which the colored man'c Were rcstra.ucd in times past having been removed, it becomes bis most sacred duty to u-.e thorn; energies to reiieva himself from all the disabilities and evils which slili remain to remind him of the weary days of his disfranchisement. As yet comparatively a new recruit in the political army of the country, the colored man has to drill himself into the necessary skill in the use of the great principle of organized effort, by which, alone, the intiuence of his numerical strength can be brought to bear effectively in any direction for his own benefit. The power to organize is not a natural endowment of any race of men ; nature imnlonls the ?irm hut r.Vnee. tioo iuust develop and mature the same. In fact, it is only by "line upon line and precept upon precept" that the masses of any people can be brought to n proper conception of the value of the principle. The newspaper if?, in this country, the great drill-sergeant in the great work of disciplining any portion of the people in the work of organizing. In a sense of whirh Homer never dreamed "'winged words" deride the motions of armies, the policy of governments, anil the fate of nations ; and to thp newspaper the entered people of the country have to look as to one of the most potent instrumentalities by wbii h they can relieve themselves of the political evils by which they are still beset. If these views are correct, there is a necessity for the existence of a central organ,ably managed, appropriately located, widely circulated, and last, but by no means least, extensively corresponded with by leading colored men in all sections of the country. Tothis ideal the Xrw National Era and Citizen corresponds more nearly, in my opinion, than any other newspaper as yet published by colored meD ; and in making this remark, I hope I do not fail to have a full appreciation of the able efforts and valuable services of such men as Delany, Bell, Anderson, Jenkin=, Clark, Koudanez, Day, and others who may justly claim the honor of having been our pioneer journalists. Neither do 1 overlook the claims of our journalists of later date?Sampson, Murray, Warring, Turner, Cain, Liverpool, Lynch el al? all of w hom deserve credit for what with their limited means and opportunities liiey accomplished. That the New National Eea and C:ITTZEV is ft hotter nntrcrwirtor tUn were able to send forth, is a consequence of better auspices, richer opportunities, more extended experience, and superior journalistic education, and to render it this credit is no diminution of the honor that must ever attach to its predecessors. From personal experience the writer hereof can speak advisedly of the difficulties to be-encountered in the past by the managers, and the result of that experience inclines him not to blatce them for not doing more, but to wonder that they succeeded ro well as they did; Their work was ail uphill. I congratulate the New National Era ani> Citizen first, upon its superior opportunities, and secondly, upon the excellent use it is making of the same I can attest the fact thai during the last campaign it did a noble work in this State, and was one of our best campaign documents The happy condition of the suaciter and foriiltr in its editorial columns, the interesting correspondence, and the progressive spirit of improvement manifest in all it= departments, have been viewed with pride and gratification by "at least one reader in Little Rock," in witness whereof subscript! kuie. _ Pulaski Letter from Mlutiiaippi. Yicksburg, Muss., May 24, 1873. To the Editor;, of S'tir Kaiicnai E.a and CUizfn Dear Sih* . Fur *ome lime past Circumstances have thro* n your paper in my way, and I have been reading it with constantly increasing interest. When I was told that the Xe\v Sational Kra, a newspaper published at Washington, D. ("., was owned, edited, ami conducted by Frederick Douglass, ^colored man w horn 1 had often heard and read of, and whose history and services I had considerably retlected upon, I took advantage of the first opportunity to secure a copy of the paper, and, out of sheer curiosity, to examine, and than to read it. In perusing the first editorial that my eye fell upon, it was made evident to my mind that the N'kw National Fr.v w?? thoroughly and completely the champion of good order, of good government, of free Institutions, of the impartial administration of justice, and rtepulliraniiM generally, and of the constitutional tights and privileges of the colored eHi/ens of the nation particularly. i was convinced upon reading further, that its arguments in favor of the universal recognition of the black man, as a man, and the entire cplored people of the great Uoiou, or opitpic, were most powerful and conclusive. And I firmly believe, to-day, that if your paper were regularly placed in the hands of W? MW WWW iilVCUmW KliU UIMJJ* llgeni) hater* and abusers of ths negro and civil liberty, and they were, ?? <4* poutiniu, ff thing*, prevailed upon to read it care folly, and for the moment thrust aside their unaccosalable antipathy and prejudices, and to redact upon Its arguments, doctrines, and ttachingi, they would of necessity become '-smarted, and in a abort time 2nd tbemselre* meekly traversing the great highway?coniaiaicg ? which invariably leads to progress sad she asacb-aougbt-fSr food of corn para prosperity At least such Is the belief of A Sopth*ww Whits Boy. TION (in: JtfGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE l.tller from Oar riarlmatl Car- ~at r espoiiueol. m0 i, _ his liXCIX** ??, ci, is, ? - ^ i j 'Ju idiii : 'f i\t S'tir yattci.iz' F.-a mi C.-tf P01 The continual struggle fat a prewar. *~'e existence, and the disagreeable fact that the co< churches are under the mrrtiTying necessity f 'n of rivaling ai 1 public institutions, not endowed, atu in seeking charity from those they dcnomi- 'Qs nate sinners, induced sonrf of the more Rit I thoughtful members to meet privately at ?' j sta'ed times for two months past to discuss ?^j I the feasibility and originate a plan by which in^ j the several churches of ea. h denomination in wa'" this eftv mar tie nrevailed nnnn tn cftntnic wh: date and form a single bod v under one pastor, P'u and thereby place themselves upon an indeI pendent financial footing There are seven or eight Baptist and ave I or six Methodist churches within our cortfo- 3 i rate limits, and vi?t what one vr?u will, you ! *"* | can never escape the importunities*" of a lnUl ; licensed representative of an impecunious * organization which fc rgeu to ask as it should not, where ok how your money was obtained. Par Besides this, the unfashionable little churches i keep their subscription hooks perpetually in er" the hands of certain members for periodic i rr'c ' visitations of those "given over to the devil," ' like your correspondent, who rarely worships ,ne with them, and whom they esteem it an to especial pleasure to plunder. Xevertheless, ra01 it would be a glorious achievement for our : ,ntf ! churches to make themselves independent, : iasj when they might say, " we believe in our , 0VP | religion enough to pay for it," But, alas! j [gp i there is too much sense involved in such a req, ! scheme for me to express any hope of its sc|, ! accomplishment, aud the very fears of the at j, parties interested that their deliberations : noj ! may reach the ears of Ihp ministers, whose arc j bread and butter are dependent upon the jjoa j result, many of whom know full well that t^ei 1 they have answered to the "call" of another's . vpa ! name, is ?urticient to indicate the result. ' On the 18th instant a meeting took place j in Allen Temple for the purpose of making a j 31 ! general collection for the benefit of our ! s hob COLORED OKPHAX ASVLl'-Ji, I , ' and : w hich has for several years been in straitened ] si,a I circumstancos. The other churches gener- j{el ! ously (for them) gave up their afternoon ser-j se2 | vices, and all joined in a common effort to ; ]-lca I lift the burden of debt under which the insti- j 0f | . tution labored. Nearly $400 were raised, and j a]rf i tlie ministers of the vuiious denominations | 0]j promise to give a Sunday in August to the i yfe j same work. ?p0 I Need I say that the scheme of enlisting ' anj j their services, the manner by which it was I tjcu | obtained, and the commendable rivalry be* j *0 tween them to excel ia the amount credited the l to their respective tables for collection, orlgi- i vat, j nated entirely outside the pale of the ('hurch. il0j; j For thirty years the asylum has been an \ 0( institution among us?it was established in 1 gta | 1843?and in that period has provided for | thousands of homeless little outcasts. 1 ;ng At first and for several years there was a ma j mixed board of managers, but a w hite mem- resj ! bcr having contemptuously remarked that q j " the niggers were incapable of managing the ' ,,ee j machine alone," they concluded to try it tp,e anyhow, and since then the children have j |j0r | been betier fed, better clothed, and better' am ! housed than ever before. And yet the shame-j j ! ful fact must be admitted that few. very few,! the ] of our people take any interest in its success, or , j or care for its maintenance, simply because 1 rep j " they do not expect to go there." Pride of req race has been so completely obliterated from son ! our general character that it may require ' r-8t | generations before we can reasonably hope thL< ! for Its reinstatement. | e3t, The announcement of the dc-nlb r.i tbe

CHIEF JUSTICE chase mei fell with sad and painful efl'ect upon the "h hearts of this community. On the isth a meeting was heid, and the following resoiu- " tions expressing our feelings at his loss were h?t< passed: cisI Whereas it has pleased an ail-wise Pro.idence to remove from the cares and labors wri of this life Hon. Salmon P. Chase, Chief jje| Justice of the United State* Therefore. , be it tur' Reiohed, That while we how in humble nes j submission to the will of Him who doeth all and | things well, we feel that truth has lost an gar advocate, humanity a friend, the down- w:j ! trodden and oppressed an uncompromising 1 , ' ' defender, and the cause of justice and right-1 | eousness a great exponent. ; of i Resolved, That we are under peculiar obli- I imp gations to honor and revere the memory of! con him who dared incur the odium of the com- j , j munity battling for the cause of the slave ; | j for his successful efforts to expunge the black i?di laws from the statutes of Ohio; for securing 1 hat ' the embodiment of the principles of emanci- ' ^ol; 1 pation in the policy and subsequently the , 1 platfonn of the Kepublican party. I | Resolctd, That while we are pained and j hat sorrow-stricken at the sudden loss of ono for \ tha , whom we had many reasons to cherish as a for linn friend and honest upright man, we will continue to rely upon and trust in the good-1 nes? of God, who has a compensation for all , l"e | the evils and misfortune* incident to this My ] life. ! qui You c^n imagine our regret for the in justice done him in your editorial on ! WHITEWASHING THE l>EAij,' ' when we remembered liow, in hi* early days, To when there was all to lose and nothing to gain by such a course, be unselfishly perilled ? all tils prospects lor political preferment? j bee the line of his ambition?defending our capv; diffi how the finger of scorn was pointed at him ' Coi for daring to defend Mariaret, a slave, in fits 18361; how, in the famous case of Watson inti and lloppes, (181 >,) be collared an officer of i ! the court and held him to prevent the spirit- j mit ing of Lis client to Kentucky, w hile certain a c ' legal papers were being made out how he woi nobly defended Roselta in 1"54, for which ' tha the colored people of this city presented bim con a silver jiteher; how, in 1855, when a can- sue ' didate for Governor, he indorsed, on the eve par of the election, the speech made upon that' pos occasion, when taunted by the Democratic ' fltn Journals, and when hi? election apparently the depended upon a retraction of it; how, in ' to I 1 1840, he fonnded the "Liberty" party ; la as 1 1848 the "Fressoilers," and in 185& the sell ' Republican party; how, in 1849, when the ' off ' balance of power in the Ohio Legislature was n>~ in Lb hands as the leader of the Free-* oilers, hut 1 he bargained with the Democrats for his j thl election to the Senate, fht wiping oui / SPn ''Llarh Urcs" of Ohio, a.J At '-tlall^jatnl of soc frtt tthcoli for retort j youth, and gave them tiv( in consideration all the ofBces in the State ; j chz bow he mingled with and aided such men as Aft AL I Yj e N. 5, 1873 liuci LestU, Gamaliel Kailrr, Hiram Gilre. John joi.lie. ami J G Rimer hi.a was the reniu? which planned three or r parties, and his a leading force in the rers which executed their purpose? : how stepped from the contracting platform of f to the expanding platform of another as armstances dictated, carrying with himself op: hie great principles of righteousness, lice, and humanity to aii of God's creature? hcut re pari to country,, or religion ; r generously he gave to every charitable ef t when he could ill afford A ; how be ividually paid for legal papers when time t valuable in the vause of a slave and sn we remember, as we do, ihat that :her, worth, perhaps, seventy-live? possta hundred dollars?had to pay for aii, i cannot wonder that we are pained, aye, ply pained, at your injustice ureiv you knew untie of the mau, le s of .file, or you would not have shown sot :h ingratitude. feel safe tn venture the remark that had C hase received a nomination from any ty for the Presidency, the colored men of 0 would Lave voted for him. He i? hrlnc-d in our hearts, and needs a > mr null to perpetuate hi? memory THE NEW ?Ti(OOL LAW s into effect at once, and Itseeiui ditf.cult determine whether at the end of next jth the colored board shall resign control , > the hands of the whites or not. By the , clause in the bill certain districts hold r under present management until May, 4, and the opinion of the city solicitor 1? ! aired to determine whether our colored ools are legally special districts. Other trneys agree that they are. If they are ! , it puzzles me to comprehend what they ! If his opinion agrees with ours, the ! rd now governing will proceed to reelect msc-lve- and manage thing? until next r. O.i.N \ extion. owe time in August the prominent and resentative colored men of the State will 1 a private meeting toagree upon a policy ; plan the future circumstances which ii direct and govern their political action, etofore we have been such a heterogenous, regaled mass of supporters of the Kepuhn party, without regard to any conditions j Sealty, that in this State, at least, they j ndy begin to look upon us much as the 1 masters who " bought us body and soul." know that much of our safety depends n the retention of that party in power, ; while for the present we have no par-1 ,lar designs against it, we do not propose lick the hand which strikes or to fondle j foot that kick? us. We desire to culti- | e a wholesome fear, and as a sequence ie to establish a fair respeet for the fifteen I twenty thousand colored votes of this j te. The recent decision in the " Slaughter- j ise" case has alarmed some of our think-1 men, and they fear for the rights which j y be denied them, such as gaining a "legal denee" when they emigrate, &c. 'he time and place for the convention ha? n agreed upon, but as they do not desire 1 aid of wire-pulling politicians, or to be , ed in advance with their suggestions, i forbidden to divulge either, t seems a remarkable circumstance tbat white politicians and office holders rarely lever know who are the real leaders or resentative men among us. All that they , uire to respect one as a power, is that le newspaper shall ridicule you into notoy or blackguard ycu into prominence, in city, i think I am safe in saying that the ?em of politicians for colored men is as square of an inverse proportion to their rits. The less influence and the more rass" the higher is one rated. GOS3IP. L young fnc-nd of mine rec^itly took it >his head to ventlatc in society the criti- ; D3 he had read lately of George Elliott, strating them with such pas >ages from Le; tings as occurred to him on the moment, ng esteemed for his intelligence and cul?, society at once rushed into the rnyste- j and miseries of Artbor Dorithorn, Hetty, 1 I Adam Bede, and all conversations are j Dished w ith sentiments found in " The 1 on Floss," "Adam Bede," "Komolu," j liddlemarch," etc. Having recorded some Is ridiculous traits, i feed it my duty, as an lartial historian, to give you some of its amendable actions. If my friend would , y continue bis good work until our young I ies were prevailed upon to discontinue the tit of wasting time u[iOu the trash Mrs. ithworth expressed herself ashamed of ring thrown out into the world, he will e accomplished much. And yet, I fear t society will at once discard Mrs. I.ewes no better rea-ion than that I commend its ion. Howerer, anything for a rest from lose troubles of an imaginary wctim. own (shall I blush here) are real, and te enough for iJEPfOH. (.filer from Philadelphia. I'HU.AOULPIIIA, June 2, 1 -73. the Editor: if the S'lc XttKnnal E/J and Citizen >ee}ng that sour columns have already n ope ned to the .consideration of the late lenity between the Woman's < entennial nmittee and the colore.d ladies of this r, a fuller account of the affair may be 'resting to your readers. I few months ago a member if th.s omtee solicited me to introduce among them olored element to rr.ieperate in centennial rfc. ^he stated very plainly at that time ae forward and aid in the patriotic work, h women should not be' confined to any ttcular class ot clique, but must be corned of tbe women of the land, and whose ess for physical or mental labor must be only consideration Xot knowing where tad such an element, they applied to me before mentioned. I did not permit my- . ' to he guided in the selection by a > holes Heads, neither did I form an estimate of own upon the solidity of Intelligence ; : in duty bound, i attempted to make the rtj-six names whi<t I presented a tepretation of every grade of respectable retr. Those agreed upon met the execa; 'committee together with myself as ! irman, so appointed by said committee, er receiving d'rertions. we found that we ! ijRA i oj A! Ur < A? U.r* ; m ? - - _: - i n* i< S3 RO m y#nr In H^rRncf ;i fl > 5 Copies (hrilO. * I were wvupwog a ?kisr auJ disagreeable p"?.t;on. On the one side a war.l of loslice, on the other cistake vnd ca&unoexataadui^. Of coarse we immediately reseated beiuj: tilted :a itv trc-cribed i lilt for in oar? discovered that we were designed tr. work upr.a a platform of -r own. vastly the from tar.: .-.-ranged for the white wcgmb tfce engaged la ailair;. Wo fought furo: explanation and adjustment from tho com- tore m.ttee, aid after a long ?erios of explanatory H.? documents to rae a< chairman, and great dis-, < tui satisfaction among my own blends, we dis-; ^gth covered that wo had been altogether wronged ;Km and misrepresented by an injiritlual of the i| executive, and uot by the committee itself. | only Some of ns were so incensed that we sought; hut rodrc-s- publicly, an.l for a long time refused urn. sillier to negotiate with this body, or to die- i band until further and more satisfactory give atonement should be made, to relieve tbe tlaeeii false light .n which we had appeared. lieat You are doubtlc>- familiar with some of|tvei the many articles which have appeared upon . ha* tiie subject, ail of which were favorably do- jjiposed toward those of u- who overtook the au,l correction of the aila.r. j se,.n f .naily, the executive committee met ioiuc , ut" , of us who had complained publicly, face to g,.ni face. They sought to rectify all errors there- ( th upon, and passed resolutions to the ertect i jjar| that they had never intended any distinc- j tiou, but had received false information per- ven twining to us a> i, Lnn.ig tr, K* W?f the apart. \\ We hud no other alternative than to re- ,?v(i ceive such statements after they had been . fc|| expressed in public resolutions. mht It was then, and only then, thai we, a> i |uri> colored women, unanimously agieed to acquit I t;,j,, the executive committee of any dishonorable ! eroli intentions. All l.usiuess being on- 1 eluded, we disbanded the so-called " olored . js|? Centennial Committee." It seenis now, Mr. editor, thai another portion deem it fit to begin anew the dissen- , tj,e sion, and, not taking up the/ight strain, they v>,r. Instead of seeking more apologies from the ^(,r(l executive, or tlio-e of tliein wh i misrepre- ' 0j,j? sented us, they have questioned my right to j 0f,, go forward and confer with the committee, ; atjk though it was the rule of that body " to con- j:cs fer ouh with i h.'. riueu, and not with tUe | fuju ladies whom they represented." Hence the J parl article which became personal and objection- t() M able even to the Press itself. to u ( hairma.v wu, The < uluietl itcpublUuiix ul Texan, ' 'lt I. ti ai.v esto.v, Tkxas, May ao, i', voti To tie EiMors J Stic Xational Era ami nlor j no t I have long hesitated about expressing u , ej|,? fact that should be known, and am mindful J staI) of my paity's welfare in proclaiming it. I jdo so with the hope and expectation that the i party may seriously consider the same. It is : that the colored people are not fullv satisfied 1 44 I ViPV with it* course in respec t to them( they feei that due consideration is not hcins> had for ^ themselves as members of the party or in ^,o protecting them in their rights There has been talk of a convention ol the j colored men, to take into con sideration the ' pnu present situation of the colored men In Texas prUi This i.s a step :n the right dire, tion, n which i o f v to wield the influence that a powerful minor!- w. ty can produce, it is a remarkable fact that ( .j. to-day the colored men ar almost alone in , the Hepuhlian party, and hence the neces d-; ^ nJ ty of a concerted action for obtaining their rT-^ proper sphere in the political arena A ban-. dened by the white men, with hut few ex- j . eeptions, those who remain are mostly holders of olltce or anticipatorThis taken into consideration the fact ot adividon of f ^ ^ the Democratic ranks, shows plainly that ti- | necessary for a conference of leaders to de vise a plan of art.on ; be this action what :t may, it can hut result in good, a .u our present -ituaiion we are neglected by both n,f0,.0 Tl.ira ' i or i but one colored man in the 1'ost-otlue lie- si parlmenl in thi^ State, and he i- a di-tributing clerk, while there are men who profess He- i\, publicariisru one day, ami next get an appoint merit, and on the third return to their old i ri love to revile the negro ; thus treated we ' yjei must look to ourselves. ^ r " ( assius from bondage wiil deliver Cassias." tJiIs Then too, there is anothei feature which will jea assume a great proportion ; that is to combat thai dire evil, " prejudice," this can he done j\ we must protest against .t and if necessary oc a migrate to a pia.e where we can suppress1 i,oa| it. Texas needs her labor too much, and if ,jav she is awake to her interest she will endeavor u;s to prevent the volume of prejudice, which (,ur we find lit every exchange. "But who would rort he free" must themselves strike the blow, ^lP and we must show to tlieni the neeessitv of t.up treat.rig u-. right, and by our vote determine einj who we will present to hold official positions, uo , although we cannot elect our choice. The t0 t result 01 the contention, f it takes up these aru< points, w.11 t-e productive of much good, for Iuai although we fail ri suggesting the projier ,[hl rriucuj, a ??ii? " ??? *; - '?.? aiJ<| forces inr future labor, and can show to the fori native Southerner' that we are not antago- ' ask malic to their inteie-'.-, but on the contrary, ve? we hate the same genial nature, the 'orue ;.eri constitution, and the same love of the sunny it tl Sr>uth. Our interests are the same a- theirs ; i He if they fall we tall, if they prosper we must u?h share their prosperity ; this, when the South- ord< erner can understand .t, must inevitably we bring about the re-tilt rno-t desired by us; notl and Is- the means of producing the grandest Ii Government that ha- e>er been known , this [{mi is what will elevate the colored man .n the ruti South, <11 i i- the lever that w. ultimately [Je that great weight, " pr' " Doe' the Republican [>arty forget that a ing large majority 'f the colored vote is ,n ' fj;[, the South, where the colored men are largely t.?t dependent on the opponent' of the party day for f<xxi and shelter? This fact together l;be shoruooi.njrs on the part of the Ilepub- out lit an* ? iil naturally ha\e a oo trolling :nfln- mtn ence unfavorable to the party. u It must not forget that lnlelhgeul colore J . person* have perception*, en<i miibona of *"ju voters to bach them in this country, and he j should not therefore be levpiieJ. The col- tores ored people have vividly improved on theii memory the honorable (iart they have played ''' in the cause of justice, they know also tint the mora! sentiment of the nation i* witiio the parte. but how can it hope to retain tie vote of the colored man utiles' it assure* him It will protect him ,n hit r.ghli litcitAicti Nana'.*, ates of advertising. TXAXSIEHZ ADVEillifJi^ 2ATOi p-r qvar* | -^e*?t ia**rt>.s . . i+ftpfec+tf ten ilhf> Hr<*\ . r r r, k>lv?rtl?;nc a^uarv In vhl* pat ? -> ?w??i than tan line* |? arge-i .bar*. fi-.k ?qaar? alv?ft:*#n;cr.t? <vcnpying Jf*. 'Moa , x.' ir? i?'?riUfiBenU ln#*rt*i1 h?r a i#*? !!;?? U>*& r n - hth? arr rNargol lrtn?lfti( rata* 01 AND 1091 MIITYNC. i? f-ran<*h*a. d.->na ?t; n**tz:ex? ar.J !!1 F. urdtr? frofn ail j firt- : * :ry vi.i tpu. auri?i??jl . r ! ?ao<*<? Id th< -im-am ~ *?: 1.. : j * *'?a-.twee .... .... * ,* ' thliU ftc* fir." Irtli-r Iroiu I'nrl*. l>a> i I* ii luioay .Vj is, i .. ;*? Atiie if 'jif Srv Kut. -t, K i i?. Gfcwr. I bo t u. jut r..y re .Jcr.i. r* I. Ilaylirn Colony been ->o douri' present mere cat. tsntne of the -.".-uti it liies of the I -las J't. rtnaneucy i a: ?d -, at the head of whi,.L tar.'-.r.' . , Kx.rlirncy Mr ai .^? rift, a most worthy, tuler with hi- mother and -.-ter, m at aikably relist-.i ladies next on the u?T he name of Mr Joseph Vesna *h sat nobly represent' the t olon> .a wealth, also >Q h.tVJU ooe of the tuo-t cha'!;.::'^ ties that can be met with here, was present at an o.eattu Kccpooi. n by Mr and Mrs \ e-n.s t. hon r oi r youngest daughter, one ; the 5p:.$ht: and most charming voumt ladies it h.s l<een my U>t to meet any society, who jlist been united in marriage to the sou ot Kscellency Mr \ ilhiret, i outisellor Director of ( ustonis in Herltn, .n.l who us to be, as far as I had ni ipp.u Purity ud-pn^, very talented, and of a noijio, irous disposition, i als.> meet here, who tuk .l^ur. - next, ttie family .if Cenerui the, whu'h consists of his ? fe and two ' beautiful daughters, t, r uiulaitrcuca, much remarked, and hi.,Id. e .teemej 1 y t olony generally. halever trouble- may n . .intinuai.y irrlng in Hnyti, they certa.uly arc not by tl- people here; they lie with any r colony represented here, a- fat as rui, in many instances wealth, and cer ly iu hospitality the nio-t noble and n s. Their sons tarry o.l the h.^hest coi ite honors, and i was v. > nun h astond to meet ut the reception ot Madame na so many of the yotiu e, rcpresentai of the l olony speaking t u^ii h with utmost fluency, and prr-fciiiuo to con c with mo in my own larioiiaste. it refer attain to tlu* reecptiou, 1 must 1 >a> I felt most truli arntofnl for ll.j irtuuily oilored me In (lie fi >in family seiujj reunited iomain worthy representos of tioth ?exes of a eouutrv whose poiiaud progress i am daily noting for a re woik lit no distant day , and more icularly a.s the imitation was extended le in spite ot some little piejudiee , which ame mi^ht throw a elouil over the other agreeably pent cveniti .us ,uentl> istaiu. iving a slrieliy retired lite he.. . and uen j what spare time I lm.e to pursuit* e serious, I eonsequintiy little o: a-te foi society, uu.l hate not made much rt in that way except in very rare inites, ami then it ha. always been >ii >r of una- prominent re idem lo re from 1-land, whose history I had heard, and anxious to jiidjje from my own point oi v, and in mo-t instance-, the :ir it a lvauce > e been made to me. \y sensibilities are too tortile, i. i i have mil. h respeet for tho-e of other- . on south I seldom s. nture far out of my road, when 1 do it is in th>- mr. i .iuI.ous and lent manner, am! nowhere aiili .n a; I lelice more absolutely ueci ,sa,y than .. then one enters the liui.f- of Haytien etv .ii Furi.x heir connection ?.lh r.ui ^ ,.u .soni.t.: Dumerou", and .n some in :aui c- ? of jUlL itiirc as to subject one to very i.nno.103 risms unless one's position it pretty liiorbly debited- Of tome i a . an etican, taking it fox emitted our atryraeii not eniraltj n.ui h iie:?-<l or rbt after, a. 1 have r.rv<;i ..ct with ar. ^ beta, white or toloied, at .n? -i.e felons I bai ? been innted to, I)av it. 'i. > t i. ,.i.a t. Letter Irani tlmmla ktUl JAUU.'I IUI IB t llgiBla ibU*. Co; 3 Ua^iUt VluUlai* Kjctltd Tii?r?frotn uif>Jy Ui. luit Th?> ?rc ('oloiiJ Pi'. * r.Htiii f.ii Va., Viit/ 4 ^ 7 ? ;A/ Editors r,j \),t St4 4. W'4; 'j /;vi L it l ien III! iinlj'tl-ll f'l V if V ilii i iff* ' i-I*H 'i norial Anniversary in Jh? hiuoiitl, in on norat:on of the I.ait -lit rj f t .nierira i^erjeial .at.oft. Tin-. *re a. o f-ovoring to raise a - <*n?io*iiiex.i ! it i for hinoBd ( oile/f ill lltiptWtl If'ltll > ?!-( J .. ill O.Otl n> country of the vyorld, ?i- u.ite i to Thursday, the *J>th, wa, the ^ri.od , in the TaWnm le 01. Hit- ollc^r amp;.. toricaT addresses to he delivered h> Itr' ry arid Trier. lieine JJuJ I:-1> and in a lance to jiulifii" invitations, we w :il t li.ei.: aiMresvea and heboid the . orn oui e We (red the Tahernai If- and took a at .0 )ty space near the front dooi W<tllorts to In.X W;th the lYOml ill l.Ck: tic s|/41nv' statu), of to .< copy u i'-a'. ?Di! the delegate*, hut to the i >u'.rar., to te ourselves a? anohjeetmnahle a* we poy roulil. While '.isteuin.' to Itr. ( err)'? re s a policeman approached u* and Irj ned us that we would have We ed why, betause we are colored':' lie .ad ; that he had orders to a.In, t no i olore,J ions iUto the Tabernacle. VV e a a, ihitn tie memorial committee gave the orde; said that he did not know ; thai lh ers had called him to execute uj,on uv the tr id the committee. We told h.m that were ministers, :.,?t t a.a .ed tnrig, we had to Itatx. a Itr. ( uiry's addre* , h - dwe.t up -a uan intolerance, and p tu/ed the perse otts iin.J tii.ift* njoiij ol the eaji, iiaptat*. aboard the I'X k of the at iu which a >t;?t u?b -t?-r wat .nr ar :e: uted for prr the o the .cnteenth eoturyer of toe > of tfe.r Itapfaiheia ant tU>u : on the tame Ol May, W3, ai the l.jjht r.-f [?!.|.oa rtr, three iJapl,*t ro.n..ler* are roardL.ed of a Hap! at Taberoa ie i.. . . :;.e, .*.? 0/ refer. 'e are told that the lre>-dioea ?!- ...4 hat 4 ated preacher*, and opportunity ahoald ireveou-1 to their preaah.-rt to obta-a iataUoo W< thought - h ?a? *.p'eadid V'rtirt, flout Jtictr.K fatter Bapttal < k I Kphraiv Kvaii.. fa?wr of Shiloh* (fbtsrcfc. JTe>?y WltlMKl, Jr. faator of O field Cburth.

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