Newspaper of New National Era, June 12, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of New National Era dated June 12, 1873 Page 2
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NEW NATIONAL ER/ AND CITIZEI*. Al! c?jrr?r.tj9wt!om ( r publication In tha Riw !V?tjo*j kAx E.B*t la ?4dr*a?M to l?*li R Pctxitlaw. Bo?:bm( l?tt*r? from tnbarrtbar* nod adaartlaara ahcn fca a44r?*md to fr^'fkl Do?(Um. Jr., Ia*I Box SI. Th* pa par la not raapo rwitle fcr tha rtawa txpra?>?4 I CorrMpotteu. B7* fnbncTlhara changing th*lr r?-??4aacaa. nod daairii (Ohm tha Ktw KiflWiU Ku forwarded to than, abon particular In writ'.c j c? to itito fully th? a?? alln* <ahrurtoff town, ronnty. and Stata, m wall aa tha tow canty, anl Ktsta from which tha rhanjre ! to b? oil Attention to thl? will aaaa tnurh trouble THURSDAY, JUKE IS, 1873. *1 RM'RIHERS TAKE NOTIC E Wo will present cacti person, suixfr oin for tbo New N Arrow a i. Kra one roar, line photograph of Tou-saint L'f luvrrturo Tilt Keu Era and Citizen a? ai 4dTeriUlng Medium. Merchants of lio-ton, New York, i'hii; JcJphia, and Baltimore, interested In securiT the Southern trade, will find the Xr.v> Ek aj-'P Citizen a profitable advertising mi dlum, on account of its largely inereasin circulation in the South. Our japcr finds its way to all the Freei conn'' banks. Southern members of Coi grcss, and personal friends in the Slate I.e islalures arid State government?, as well i tho?e who are engaged in developing tl agricultural and material resources of tl South, all of whom will have trade, more i teas, with the Xorth, and can contribu largely to swell the ngsrregate business W/wsliprn houses. Tbr Xtw Satloiiul lira and C ilizei Two months ago the consolidation oi tl Xkw Nationai. i.Ra published by I)o glass IJrothcrs, and the Xew Citizen, journal which sprang from the ashes of tl CoiOREl' Citizen, took place under a ne company, composed entirely of young me with a capital stock of S20,000, more tbs one l.alf of which is now paid in. The e terprise was started with the design of pu ilshlng such a paper at the National C'apit as should be at once an honor to the color people of the country, powerful politic Influence, and a source of profit to all wl should he interested in Its support. Eve Jay we are in receipt of letters, full of e i-ouragemcnt, from all parts of the rountr showing that wo are making our impress, u only upon our subscribers and patrons, h also on our exchanges. From time to tir we have published some of the ilatterii notices we have received from our eotemj raries. While we are gratified with the pi gress we have made in two months, we n still anxious and determined to extend t -?put:ic *>i uur ;uiiurui f uuiu 11 iirmn throughout the entire country. We inte to make the New National Kba a: Citizen a necessity in every colored iamil far as lies in our power, we hope to able to develop both the intellectual a social side of our race as well as to mainta and augment their politiral influence. r Jo this most effectually, we ueed the acti cooperation of the leading colored men our land ; we need the important assistan of our colored capitalists in subscription our stock and the support of the people the increase of our subscription list. By t assembling of the next Congress wc- oug to have 10,000 additional subscribers, order that oi'r demand for Civil ITigh and But-'Ai. School Buivileges may! strengthened by such an artay at our bac We start with facilities in the v.33' of pric ?ng and pecuniary support such as no oth paper devoted to the interests of the colon people has ever enjoyed We hope by u tiring effort and study to bring our paper i to the itundard of the best white journals the land, not only In typographical appea unce,but also in point of literary excellen and Journalistic independence We shi aim to present tfcc best talent of our peop to the country, to encourage those who a ambitious, to help the honest and able po tkiam of our own rac e, and frown down tl corrupt and mediocre The .utercsts of ed cation in the higher and broader sense, t! development of the resources of the Soul the inculcation of sound ideas ou living, tl home and social economy generally, as wi as the endeavor to bring about the most an cable relations between the colored peoj of the South and those who were lately rebellion again U the Government, shall I our constant aim. While we shall coutini our allegiuure to the Republican party, ll true party of progress and liberal ideas, \ shall not hesitate to point out any remissne on the part of any of its officials or suppc ters with regard to the interests of the er ored people Thankfulness for the pa>l w, not make us insensible of the future. 1> ipectfuYly, but firmly, we >hul! demand il utmost for our race in . ivil rights, and 1 satisfied with nothing les>. With the: views, we look with confidence for tl support of our race, it may he urged th with this statement we diall be publishing colored man's paper. This objection is ma< ta another column by our Philadelphia corr spouueur. "Aogiu-aBioii, ana we teei proi ofit- This Is precisely v>tint we intend i do. The interest. of the white people wl be cued for, exceedingly well, by the nui her of Influential journal* ulready under the control. They will not need the care of tl colored people, hut iwir interest, cannot 1 safely intrusted to auy journal which holi a divided allegiance. We wish to represei the clored people, nut exclusively nece iarily, hut primarily and principally. f)i own progress and social and political ai vanceiuent will he cur especial (barge. Git ua but a tithe of the support which the Ge mans and Irish give to their journals and w shall guarantee to develop In a little whl much of the latent literary and scientlt ability among our people. We wish correspondents from every towi troio everv denomination and /.nor. No item of news concerning any portion < our people will be unwelcome. Will yoi render, go immediately at work to extend 01 influence, making yourself our agent in yoi .remediate locality ? Will you put yoi -.boulder to the wheel with us to sec bo powerful and indu<-ntial you will make yoi organ,TueNrw National Khs and ('it, zen v VVmnttbc CUr..:,an fterorderU ever ready t >iur the New National Eri andCitizek it has no conscientious scruples against copy uog our articles without giving us credit, i Us Issue of June I, 1*73, it reproduce* a article on Howzrd University, for which w do not blame them, but wc do think w should have been credited with it. George W. Parker, the lust col ofed man elected to Lhc City Council o Alexandria, Virginia, died iu tbet city 01 Sunday lust of consumption. i ' What nr* w* Do In* for Ed no*. Hnaf Mi? Katie Campbell, the daughter of ou 'V friend Bishop C'empbell, of the A. M. E m j Church, a young lady of whom we have thi j plea-antcst recollection* a* a diligent nn< 7 able pupil in the Institute for Colored Youth i( contribute* a thoughtful and well-writtei 14! article to the Christian Rtcordir, on thi necessity of doing something for the eduoa i?. jtion of the young men for the A. M. E ministry. We reproduce the article ii I another column. ! Our hope i* in the young men and wuinej " t who are being trained at present in oil schools. We expect much from them ^ That hope Is strengthened and our hear a ' is gladdened when wo read such thought I ful articles. That hope would yield i j more joyful fruition could we sec the sug gestion carried out. Four years ago, in thi columns of the New Kra, we urged thi matter of education, not confining ourselves 1- however, to any one denomination. We fel ig then, and feel more keenly now, that mucl a I of the real work of our education must b< ?-! done by ourselves. Not only every denomi ig i nation but every church, should have a fum set apart for the education of the young met 1- and women connected with it. l-1 The fountain can never rise higher than it g-{ ?ouree, and if we arc really anxious to swcl ss j the volume of our fountain, we roust do it b le raising our own standard of attainment an ic j by preparing the young to take higher groun or i than we shall ever be able to occupy. It i tc not enough to have a meagre amount c of j knowledge to be able to instruct others; no i does the possession of the very best edura | tion necessarily fit one for the work, i " | natural fondness and aptitude are necessar )p for success, and above all the heart must b u_ in the work. Equally true is this with regar to the ministry. Men every day enter upo ie this holiest of professions with just about a i X ' 1 "5 ' now-a-days becomes a Journeyman?and n ' more. He labors best for the cause of reli in gion or any cause, who labors prayerfully an intelligently, and who, above all, has bee al prepared for Lis work. The time has gone by when men eoul aj pretend to convert and instruct simply o I 0 the ground of being pious themselves an ^ having their hearts in the cause. The ver " children in the streets are our critics, urgin us on to Improvement. I'iety Is none tli less lovely or valuable because it comes to i t in an educated garb. Our white philanthropists have done muc for us ; nor are they now holding hack the hands. Hut iu addition to their valuable ai we must do for ourselves, remembering lb sentiment, "God helps those who help then j selves." From the excess of what lelsun wealth, and superior intelligence we have, v Q j must consecrate part of our time, a moiety < <D our substance, and much of our culture 1 lv those whose opportunities have been less. With the good of the race in view, Gc n(j knows we cannot do too much for the educi ln tion of the young. Every young woman i p0 man, looking thoughtfully into the future h VP t'lp g?od of hor particular dcnomiuation, i j. the young woman above mentioned, is edi co eated to some purpose. She is fitted by tl to traiuiug of the heart and mind to sow tl , seeds of future usefulness, to carry the ligl into the dark places of the earth. I Our interest, however, Ls unlimited by it narrow bounds of denominations. We ri ^ member there is no sect in Heaven. It is f< all, for the good of the race. There is not j. colored child, with patched clothe3 and to: ' hat trudging up the hill of knowledge, i whom we do not see the greatest possibil ^ tics. There is not a youth, whose bosoi heaves under the inspiration of noble deed or whose eye kindles under the magnet glow of instruction, for whom we do n< 111 mourn because wc cannot give him the higl est opportunities for development. Woul jj that our people would awake to a projv I realization of their neglect in this matte and set themselves to the education of 01 j. younc men and women. Shall we by earnas ^ continued, and sympathetic eli'ort give thci u the advantages for which they are longing West Point and Soouucrat). lie We caii attention to an extract from tli >11 11'raid's correspondent at West Point, givin ii- some of the gossip of the place with referenc ile to the colored young men at that fumot in ! military school?youths in whose progres (i,. j we all ought to he deeply interestec up i "1'lebes" Flipper, of Georgia, and William: lie of Virginia, have both passed with crediti-e the latter, it is said, heading the list in tli examination. Now that they are in, the sti ir. and starched protege's of the Governmer i). make haste to tell the reporters that "non ill j of the fellows would hurt them, but ever I fellow would 1ft there alone." Oar roportc seems to think that "to be let alone" is )P terrible doom. *o it is, if one Is sent t ,P Coventry by gentlemen. So it is, if one i je neglected by those who, in point of educj at tion. thrift aud morality are our equals c a superiors. So it Ls not, if done by the low |e minded, the ignorant, and the snobbish, j e. it be possible, among the four hundred ycun ,j charity student, of the Government, ths t0 Cadet Smith, f-.r instance, finds no wan II] fiiends, and bus won no respect after th u_ gallant tight he has made for four years? jr harder coutest than he will ever have in tb ,p sterner field?then we despair of the matc-rU )p J which West Point is turning out If this b ]? I true, it is training selfish, snobbish mart at nets not knightly soldiers, not Havelocks_ llardiugc-, anil Kearneys?but the lowe? Jr type of disciplined and educated force an j. brutality?the Bluchers aud Marlboroughs e We scarcely believe this, however, and w r. know that any young man, whether he b :e poor or black, or both, may enter any first le class college in America and find warm an ;c sympathetic friends, both among student and faculty, if he but prove himself to b , possessed of some good qualities. , There is a wlde-snreHd mi ?armi..t. en ?.!/>. af, in the Anglo-?*axon mind with regard to thi j ' social equality nuestion. Williams s t. ir! room with Smith, and poor Flipper is ti jj. , struggle alone in a separate room. This, t< u ! the herald Jenkins, is a sad case. He, In al w probability, would not survive such a fate u I but we trust that young Flipper will hear hi isolation with becoming resignation and dig ' nity, knowing that while devoting himself t< j his studies rather than to euchre and "Benn; o ' Havens O," be is preparing himself for tha t, , tieid of usefulness which it opening up to thi r- j young negroes of this country, n It Is not so hard to ilnd chums eitbet, am n we do not dsspair yet of Williams and Flippa, e . Undrng some white cadet who Is superior u e color prejudice. la our college course, not a century ago we had so difficulty, atnr.ng gentlemen, It hndlng a white room-mate, two of tbem it >f fact Xo war of races ensned, and what h s stranger still, the white men who thus 1 disgraced themselves ware not sent to Co. * .iwii.r - - T ii K y E.W x ventrj, one, indeed, standing high in h class and carrying off the clar-. oralorifii We know of other instances at auiall colleges where colored young men ha' found no trouble in procuring chum The selection of chums, like the choice !ones associates in social life, results from similarity of ta-les and an appreciation the qualities which our friends are supposi to possess. This will never join white ign ranee anJ arrogance to black intelligan i and respect; nor will it ever make white mi of culture take black men to their horn and social board simply because they a black men. If Minister Basset is the gue of the Union League, it is because he is cultivated gentleman and scholar ; if Frede ick Douglass is entertained by Secreta Fish, it is because the rare ability and co summate skill of Mr. Douglass, as well as t orr. nonf r.f the t'nil p i ' , and his race, have won the deserved respe of the really aristocratic Secretary ; if J. 11 Smith, Esc., is entertained at Charles Suj ^ j ner's hospitable board, it is not because i ! is a negro, but on account of the thrift ai ! energy which has brought him up from po j crty to affluence and position ; if the galla | Coionol Forney invites men of known rc-p j tation and wealth to his receptions, it is b cause he appreciates their intrinsic wort I | and shows himself superior to the vulgar d i tinclion of color. Tins is as it should b j j and if the Smiths, Flippers, and Williams I \ in their honorable school-boy careers cann j meet social as well as intellectual recogi I | tion while at West Point, let them studv < ! and acquit themselves like men, for they w i meet out in the world a worthy recepti ^ | among men of worth, who have put by t prejudices of race and the shackles of izr ranee. Emerson say" somewhere that "So j tude, the nurse of Genius, is the foe mediocrity." If our young men of ability have the st in them to make men out of they need r fear "to be let alone" for a while, they ? . ultimately come to the surface and att: j worthy recognition. n I'ltuUli Tlirm d The "skill and bravery" ol the wh n American, of which Forney's Sunday Chrr.ni d recently boasted, has bad an excmplifloati .t. in tho rnwrnrillv rnnQiirrP of l!ip \fnrlnr Pf g tives chronicled in the daily papers of I ie 10th instant. In this rase let evenhand is justice be done If Captain Jack, Schoucl Jim, and others engaged in outlawry nre :h be punished for violating the rules of war, ir should these white murderers and eowart [d assassins who so much resemble the Ku-Kl ie of the South. a- Can the American people ailord to ri under the stigma of countenancing a strate e borrowed from savages?the bold strategy of base treachery?and through it hope to i to vanco the cause of progress ? From rest events in the South and West it would sei >d that barbaric influences have taken fast li< a- upon the American people, and that Chi or tianizing and civilizing influences are irupoli or to stay the march of barbarism over a lat is portion of our land. In the South mur< a- and outrage stalks abroad unchecked by t ie so-called progressive spirit of the age. ie whole race is marked out for extrrminali at at most because of its desire to rise in t scale of humanity and to embrace and to 1 ie come imbued with that spirit of progress a e- enlightenment to inculcate which, among I or heathen of foreign lands, our missionar a risk their lives and endure privations a n | hardships. In another section of the couni in j a whole race is being exterminated on t i- ! ground that it does does not embrace civili, ai tion and has not the qualities that are p s, requisites to advancement. These conti ic dictions of causes for murder arc anything 1 )t i flattering to the Anglo-Saxon race ; tli i- ! would lead an impartial thinker to the bel Id j that murder and assassination, like the chr >r ! in the olden time, were the chosen pastii r, of the belterportion of tiie people of the lat tr i In the South the cry is "Kill the nigger, t. ! is aiming at equality : burn down his sclio in | bouse, he'll get above himself if he learns ? read and write; he'll belike us, (God sa | the mark,) wipe him out of existence !" | the West the Indian must be killed for op; |e j site reasons. fr j These murderers of captive Indians siioi ^ j be hunted down with a= much persistence is j were Captain .Tack and his followers Ct I not the Warm Spring Indians be induced j | take a part in the hunt ? By all means <i j ture the murderers, and when caualit infl J ! upon them the punishment they richly i p i serve for the crime of murder, or hand tin ff | over to some of the Indian tribes to adju lt | rate upon their case. As Captain Jack is | be tried by his enemies for his alieg | treachery, we think no better mode tan : pursued to impress upon the Indians o a | uttor detestation of treachery than by deali ! with the treacherous of our own people a-i . i deal with treacherous Indian-. ' Thr iinston Cf'rmoniceaUh, tiit able best, ami most discriminating journal jj. reform now published in Massachusetts, th approves and commends the mission of Mi ? Carpenter't rJ, . w ., The name of Miss Mary carpentei ve n erated by ail true lovers of reform. H e works in England will long outlive the ge a | eration they first blessed, and her litera e I labors must find a place on the shelf of eve , | enlightened and sincere philanthropist. T 1 j subject which at present engrosses her hig e principled enthusiasm is the education i- womeu in India. Miss Carpenter's effoi j ! are purely n on-sectarian in character; she ^ i thu- able to draw towards her enterpris i sympathy of all classes, and to accompli " an uuliiuited amount of good. India is ti i. child of her old age ; and there is sometbii e peculiarly touching in the fact that the ladi e - of Eogiand should work for the elevation ai 1 good of those of llindoostan. The Indii problem of England, unlike our own snarli d j net of sorrows and neglects, brings the cut s ' vutiou and refinement of a thousand yea p to aid the thoughtful reformer; still Mi Carpenter's example might well rouse Amt icans to some pity and consideration f 1 those aborigines within their own borde s whom civilization and the breath of tic !j | will soon enough blow beyond the reach KIUUUT^ iiUU l]UlUUUtl> WHIi'JUk lUitl SWtt in? aid from the cannon's mouth which o military men have been so ready to i | vote. Justice U a worthy agentretail lion a monster! Having done more than at other toward raising the children of the po< in England from the depths of degradati) and distress. Miss Carpenter Is bending h steps a second time towards India, for il benefit of w hose inhabitants she edits a Jou nal in which their intellectual efibrts appea CbunderSen, the most brilliant of her Hi doo fiiends and contributors, is said to he man eminent for talent and cultivatlo Uindoostan is the mother of the Europe* refinement of train, e? weli as of our la; guage. All arc glad that Miss Carpente j in seekeng this primeval cradle of our rac should have taken America on her way. or a journal which has been 'dyin the Daii} Chronicle it the liveliest corpse* have seen for sometime.'"? Sunday Guztf To which we say, "Amen," wishing I long life and prosperity w- _ ational era an U Treasurer sftHe District. ' r The bill which La*, oalcuatblv, lor itaobjoct rc the reduction of the cost of running the tera ritorial government is characterized by a von ":gnal om -si"n. The treasure rship is not ^ mentioned, and through this default it will cP cease to exist from the moment the bill takes p., effort, should it become a law. ^ <>n all s.des we hear the question asked, " What does it moan." The creation of the office was in some sense an afterthought in .ur territorial c-v'stence, and wo have a right rf to believe that it secured its existence cither from otEc.al necessity or political expediency. If the office was really needed when it was r_ created, it is none the loss needful now when ^ our government has passed from the domain D"_ of experiment into the rond'tion of an accomplished fact. ,.j voai umnfuaii r\ri ?.f xiubuihuj every attitude, and experienced minds are g criticising every act of our government, it is doubly necessary to furnish the fullest safeguards and the strongest proofs of the orderly, ', regular, and most scrupulous management of the Gnancial department of the Territory. A treasurer in our form of government is, as we think, a necessary link of the receiving and disbursing powers. k But aside from this the abolition of the ! ' treasurer's office does not appear to be cither wise or opportune. f ' The colored people of the District have ail i along regarded the existence of that office and the occupancy of it by a colored man as a concession to them, on t, ..j Being a majoiity :n the liepubucan ranks, the colored people sought first of all to get . ^ ouc of their number nominated for member of Congress; defeated in that they rceomj. mended in the strongest terms, and with surr prising unanimity, the same colored man as Secretary of the Territory. Beaten even in u[j this, it was thought that the office of treasurer lot wa" S'ven ,0 a c?l?re^ man a concession ,, to our just demands to be recognized in at mi i, ? , least two first-class appointments. We believe that the desire to conciliate the colored vote, and to secure our race a decent f. ,r nnr HiloliO- *A llio Ronnhlicfln partv, were at the bottom of Mr. John T. itc : Johnson's appointment as Treasurer of the cU ' District. If this be so, wherein does the on I change of circumstances consist which call* ip- ] for his being legislated out of office, he The colored vote is as loyal now as then ; led our vote has in nowise diminished; we arc iin ' as watchful and as jealous of proper repreto sentation after elections as before, and we so I are equally alive to any appearance of allow. Uy ing ourselves to be squee7ed and then thrown ux ' away. We are iu layer of retrenchment, but not est at the expense of only one class of Republigy | ran voters. of I We think a clean sweeping out of sinecures id- would clear much rubbish out of the way 0| nt ( our party's progress, hut we think we could em ! pick out a hundred men who could bp more old easily spared than a reptesenlative colored -is-! man, and show where expense could be saved ;nt : without abolishing an office which belongs to ge 1 every form of the commonest of organizations, ler Neither do we desiro to see the enemies ol ;he ' the Republican party furnished with the A means of proving, even by the appearance oi on things, that our race is to furnish all the fcc victims of sacrifice on the aitar of retrenchl,e ment ,nd We ate not spc-axing especialiyin the interhe est of Mr. Johnson, although we think it due ies him that he should retain an office which he

nd broke up other business to accept, and that try | should the Legislature abolish the treasurer be I ship he should be properly provided for, beta I cause he has abandoued other business to re- ' attend to bis office, but we call attention to ra-1 this matter iu the interests of the white jut members of our party. They cannot affiord iey to allow a blow like this to be struck at its ief good faith. ise . If this office be abolished thus summc ; marily, and without assignable cause, how id. ! can it be expected thai men of character and V./s nhilitv will nrcpnt nr.<;ifinnv xim?pr Hip crnv ol- cmnicat. ~So craving for honor, however to inordinate, will drive competent and trust* lVe worthy men into tiie danger of accepting la important offices only to he crowned by the >o- dishonor of being legislated out of them, and if this first step proves successful on the colj[,] ored victim, it will not be long before the as experiment will be repeated upon some white in- man. (0 It is neithei consistent with patty fidelity tp. nor otiicial efficiency to abolish this office a* jet proposed, and we hope the bill will be sc to. | amended in the House as to restore the jnl 1 treasurersliip, and that it will be insisted (jj. upon in the Council, for no charge of incomt0 petency or iaipropiiety has been brought e(j against the present incumbent. ur \egr<tf>i4 in llic Revolutionary ng | "?r; 10 those who bnd it inconvenient to rei member that the negro uot only fought foi . this country in the iate rebellion, but in the at> [ Revolution, the following act of the Virginia ?' Legislature fifty years ago will be a reminder us A Colored Revolutionary Pensioner ',s on the State.?Tbe following act was passed by tbe Legislature of Virginia, FebD. I ruary 19, 1821 : er lie it cuiricd by the Gt.erai Ancml/iy, That n- j the sum of sixty dollars be allowed to Geo. ry McCoy, (a free man of color, i of the county ry of Kockiughain, who waa a soldier of tbe he Revolution, and severely wounded at Buford's h- ! defeat, and is now poor, old, and infirm, for of his present relief, and he is also placed on -ts the pension list with an allowance annually is during his life of sixty dollars, and paid as es other pensioners are paid. This act shall be sh enforced from the passing thereof, he < )n the 19th of August, 1*21, ioo was paid ag to McCoy in accordance with the provisions es of the act.?Jiichmond .State Jjurnat. id * in The Institute for Colored loulll :d The examination and public exhibition of ; this Institute in the city of Philadelphia, .r.: were highly creditable to those immediately or concerned uud a source of pride and satisfacri tion to the colored race. The high com* ''J, mendativn of the press of Philadelphia upon p. the exercises is an evidence of the ability alike ur of instructors and students. In another u- column v.c publish t well-written letter from Philadelphia, giving a full account of the jj. | closing exercises of the Philadelphia Insti>n tute for Colored Youth Want of space alone tr precludes the publication of the highly encouragmg and laudatory comments of Pbilair delphia journals. 6 i Hi. Chinese merchants of San kranciaco, . in view of the intense feeling against Chinese in m ibet city, have sent a telegram to China advising Chinamen not to emigrata to Calle' fornia. They aiso promise to furnish the means for sending back to CLuna all who desire to go. g'; ' " re Tax Nashville BuUttin comes to us ulied ( with original and well-selected matter, prov t , ing itself one of the ablest of the Southern : papers. ID CITIZEN. ( ivcd Americans. Attention! We d-sirc the Sobvr attention of all thinking colored American? to the followingqucrirs and reflection? : Considering the boat inter ?t? of our people, is it not wise to discontinue journal? edited and published by colored men " Do not such journals fail to advance the real wants of the race, whether in maintaining privileges already obtained, or in demanding and securing advantages and right? not yet conceded:* In the estimation of our itiiowtownttymen, have we not passed beyond the period of trial; our claims to the same intellect, sensibility, and will fully proven ? Have we not established reputation for wisdom nnd vigor of utterances, involving depth of thought and breadth of research peculiarly applicable to our own .deration and equally beneficial in the con. ral advancement of our country ? Are not the unselfishness, generosity, and magnanimity displayed by oar favored countrymen toward us a sufficient guarantee that the rights, privileges, auJ hi ssings of complete American citizenship wiil b?* b stosecd upon us without further effort on our part; that the common schools, public inns, an 1 common carriers will be voluntarily thrown open to us; that, sharing aliLe the publie burdens, we shall receive just recognition iu the distribution of the public bounty? If these questions are answered in the ; affirmative, then we -all upon colored men, leaders as well as followers, to abandon their separate aDd persistent ciiorts ; give up the struggle for " equality before the law." and await supinely and contentedly the revolutios of the wheel of fortune If, however, th;se queries at- answered ,n the- negative, then w beg and urge colored citizens, young and old, men and women, to j give us aid and encouragement in the struggle to free ourselscs from the degradation and inequalities of the past. \o journal in the interest of colored men can live andrx.,rt any power unless it is extensively read, and receives united confidence and support. Here we tarry for reply from our countrymen and friends, many of them noted and intlucn; tial, who muat contribute to the general ! effort if we would succeed. The *e?T Orleans hireling. The meeting held at New Orleans on the 30th ultimo, was an imposing demonstration. The colored people of the city turned out in a body. Gov. Keiiogg was present. The | speeches were of the best, Gen. Chester's and that of J. Henri Burch being particularly strong and effective. The resolutions presented by Burch go over the causes of the present state of nffairs in Touisiana, show , the misrepresentations ngainst the eolorcd j, people of that Stnte by the McEnery comI mittees, advise a committee, of nine to he , appointed to collect facts with regard to tbc I State and present the same at the npproachI I Ing session of Congress, thank I'resident , ! Gran! for his appreciation of their needs and ! the application of remedies, regard the presp ent State government as a rightful, equitable, , ; and just representative of the majority of the -1 voters ot me Male ot Louisiana; praise , Hon. ?. II. Durel! f< >r his Ilrui and uniiinch, j ing performance of an onerous duty in justly ; interpreting the laws, and Anally, only ask I from their white fellow-citizens "justice and equality before the law, and the independent exercise of cur rights, and when these creat blessings are practically conceded and enjoyed by us there will he peace, happiness, and prosperity throughout the State." Gen. Chester's speech was long, aim, manly, and able. W'e wUh we Lad space t? reproduce it entire. We must content cut readers with a few extracts, those not necessarily the best. .Messrs. Chester, Ingratiate, and Burch are bestiring themselves manfully in this work, and have our hearty sympathy and support our Financial < oudlfion T wo Weeks more will terminate the pre .. nt . tiscai year. Its end is near enough to "how where we shall stand, financially, at the I close of this fourth fiscal year under President Grant's administration. The public debt at i the end of May showed that since his inau, I guration the total reduction of the debt lias | been $375,500,000 in round numbers For . j the same period the interest on the debt Ins . been decreased #25,250/"fit> a year in cold , | that is, the people paid that amount less for , j interest the fiscal year just to end than thev I j did the first year of General Grant's admin_ | istration. Next year our interest account t will he still smaller, and wili continue to I grow less year by year, notwithstanding the great reduction ot taxes. Hut tlio wealth o( the country 1ms increased so fast in these four years that it would he easier to pay an annual tax of $350,000,'500 than it was at the ' j beginning to pay $300,000,000. The fact is, " | however, that we pay uiore than $100,000,000 ; | less of taxes yearly. 11 It may he safe to say that me receipts for : j internal revenue by tho end of this month 1J for the iiscal year, which will then terminate, | j wiil exceed the estimates by not less than | 110,000,'t"0?making the total receipts for ! the year $120,000,000. The debt wiil, tberej fore, be reduced $10,oot.'f000 more than was | estimated by the Secretary of the Treasury in his last annual report. The reduction of I the debt for May was something over ; $3,525,000. These facts show that the s. ars that the revenues of the Government would i not meet its expense* and provide lor a j steady reduction of the public debt, w ere un| founded. But it Is ouly owing to the fidelity with which the public revenue has been collected and applied to the payment of the public debt, and the other obligations ot the Government, that so gratifying a result ai " we have given ha* been acromplUhed. The j people will appreciate tbi* fidelity, and conI tinue to treat wltb contempt the outcry about fraud* and cxtravagaoee, while their burden* are so steadily diminishing. Hou. hoaxm 11. Elliott ha* out thank* for the very able legal argument* delivered la the Supreme Court of South Carolina. After reading these document*, we cannot ' but feel morufied and aatoi ished that tbe 1 colored people of South Carol Joa should have neglected to send such an able black man to the Senate of tbe l.'nited States. There is only one consolation in view of this disgraceful oversight. Tbs legal reputation which Mr. I Elliott Is winning Is worth more among solidthinking men, especially the men oi his noblq profession, than tbe sometimes cheaj doners j of the Senate-bouse It Is ciif k question | of time, however, with men of Mr. Elliott's ! calibre. I Mi -WK* We have on exhibition In Urt editorial room of this office a completnKu-Kluxoutet, taken from one of tbe Klan who had been' j captured while on a raid. Imtine Drlawarf T Ii there it Home Missionary SocietyIf there is, a field for work can be found in the -tate of Delaware among the in*ane jooplc , v" of that region. They are earned nwny with the wild delation that they an-civilized, en- ' lightened, and progressive; they mav he v* hopelessly insane on thc?e point*.and indeed ra we cannot escape the conclusion that th.ev rr are when we tee how utterly at variance '* their conduct it wan their prolc??ions o: ! civilization, enlightenment. and progre n' One would think that -ciioois and faeii lies " for educating the masses are the outgrowth >c of a high civilization ; indeed the popular ?*> ' fancv r.tuong other enlightened eoniniunit. s iM freelv indulges itself in educating the youth " among them; hut in the State of I>?*!n? ire 1 the people nre insane, and, like lun.it s hi who imagine themselves kingt and rjueent, these luuatics of Delaware, while imagining 1" that they are representative* of the hi^hr-t tx ! progress nude by the human race, exert nil f thair power to prevent the youth in their ' midst from acquiring knowiedcr Whether '' or not it wouid br well .for a commission to r< inquire into the sanity of the people of Dela- ' ware who nre angry with the < "reator because G colored men live on the earth, we are not " ! prepared to say, fearing the cost to the (lor.- ' eral Government, should they be pronounced P insane, for their support and maintenance in " our Governm: nf Insane Asylum. The si lowing, fr 111 the Wilmington Comrr,j" in/, t' writteu by its eorrespondent at < amden. ' shows ti> what extent an insane rnee-haire 1 ' will go. i amiisa, May *, i 'I he publii setodle of Camden havo . m i , | for the year, for the reason that no one could ( be found to assess ftic handsome i ;x * sied j at the annual meeting. The colored voters demanded i tt.i ? -ri. missioners that they sirould be assessed,and thus secure n part of the school fund- for their benefit. The eoi aniittee held the matter under Advisement rl>r three weeks, and took the counsel of ses eral legal gentlemen, e: If they did not assess the colored, they feared prosecution in the L'nited States courts; it p| they assessed them and paid over to them a . part of the siliooi fund fw earrving on -epa- 11 rate schools?a matter which they were 1> adviseil they had no legal right to do ?they tl were threatened with prosecution by some ., who are opposed to the education of the color, d people. Therefore, standing between two tires, they called a meeting of the vot. rs i' ami resigned.' in To the voters it wu- lett to -ay whethei tj they would close the school, or ass. ?s th; , colored people and allow lliert to send their i | cntturcn to inc pumic Bismol, "i piotiuii separate schools fur them. 'loth Hrpnbli- | m 1 cans and Democrats preferred the former. a] and the school was closed. oi The action of the "Democrats amt Keptiblicans" is so abominably unjust, that we >ir^ 111 surprised at the silence of our city journals, j j? Within the range of our reading we cannot i s< recall such a dastardly act of concession to j c( I prejudice. ! Is there no preacher in < Hindu whose j s sou! is lifted up to a sense of common justice j ai and who is fearless enough to denounce the j di wickedness of the aet ? It would seem that so many calculations are made upon how the vote of the eouuty [ may go in 1*74 that "Democrats and Itqpuhlij cans''shut their eyes to justice, null spit ' | upon right so that pa'rtv may triumph. Subscriptions are taken up in our various 'I churches to send light to the heathens. J.ct V , some brave anil tru" rneu stand at the iil.un.Ii doors next Sunday, and beg money to send a schoolmaster to < amdt-n, to snatch its children from enforced ignorance, and to carry j,L ; light into a region whose people are bo bo- ! gi sotted with vile prejudice as to refuse educa- x tion to their children, so as to keep in the vallev of darkness a poor struggling race. k ?... .. ?s (iiie is it " Hill of I'nrlUiilarv ' b With alt tnc clamor, and declamation, ami j' dcmagogueiscu about the necessity tor civil ! ' service reform, we have never yet seen or ? heard a single specification of the evils about < ? j which all this outcry is made. There is not | one in a hundred of tho-e who howl the ' ' loudest for it know.; what civil service ref.nm 1 ! means, and a much smaller proportion who * i ran po.nt out any great abuse in the civil 1,1 ; service. To be sure there is now and then a a rascal found in the public service. Hut be is uniformly an intelligent, educated man, who entered office with a high < hararter and who could readily have answered alt the conundrums asked by the board of e\nm- . in era. I As far as the Departments net- uic .on- ' cerned, it has never been asserted by anv ' ' j one hut an oat -Ida blockhead and demagogue 1' that they arc not filled w ith faithful ami com- 1-1 potent men, and that the public service is 'l not faithfully performed. The heads ot I>e- 11 j partments and bureaus, chief cleiss, and A . chiefs of divisions, all hear testunon , to this " fact. The charge, therefore, by dishonest demagogues of fiauil, corruption, and Incom- *' peteney against the Government employee* ' " in Washington, at least, a libel and an " outrage. That there is now and then a hail " or an iacornt>ctent inan in office there is no doubt. Hut that as a body they need "reforming," and that their puhhe duties, as a r' body, arc not faithfully and efficiently dtscharged, is a wicked falsehood, Invented by such apostates and slanderers as Trumbull, '' . and seized up anil circulated by stupid ed.tors and stump-orators, in hopes of securing , for themselves the reputation of watchful w and patriotic guardians of the people's inter- rr este. I ntil these noisy demagogues can ar >pri tly some of the abu-ie- that so greatly need reforming, we advise them to exhibit a , little mote decency and fairness in tbeir jj phillipics. jj fHu.irk ftol.'S. lla.kn, M'i /U4t,t v , to us from Wilin.ogton. Delaware ..J.iv w' laden V.UU original, instructive, and exited- t inglv interesting stories, e*says, historic and V biographic sketches and poerus. The follow-! ^ ing are the titles of some of rm. NfcW ANU ORIOIXAI. ?loktt?: w| "The flaunted Mill," an exceedingly in- r;j terestin^ ghost story, hut orthodox and calcu- th lated to reruns e every gho-t of a superstition co from the reader's mind ; "Bhu k-liyed Bella, an or the Avenger of the llrau h nine," a thrilllug story of American Revolutionary t.mtsj 1 "The New Bridge at Brandy wine/' a pit* J story "Little Bob," tcachs* boy* i?' j smoke; " How VO'-'* A' aw l? " Soldier' .1 another del'zbifla ' -,r * it , .. t. .. 1 it*i i ftf Iki boy*; The Kaia Drop 11 * J > . , ?tr, V .? '.harmai" %U>ry for girU; "Forv% uiy1 . .... , ? %' .. . . . 4 Anvil" contUU of, c historical stories %o* , . ? s, to tv.rrbody bo' to.trwctive , u allamtduw' <M?<:ially to mechanic# and * 7 - *?Uni{ men. The., .torie. are c J elevating tod mentally Inspiring tod ? v ?ily mean. of doing away with < j Injurious, and trashy novel. I tVaiit of space Tor bid. to speak of the ; < J biography and history tbU excellent maga- 1 zi&e coafetna, b at it alone 1* ^.ou.ulertd worth I1 tht pic* of t*?e annual subecrlptlon of one c per yr/r. The Illin' it prize eta... by J. C. fowcr on h I "Self Education," U to .very termer, toe- 1 thanic, c'ark, apprentice, and self-educating < tnao, W'^nh more than money can measure. 1 Subscr jbe for one year by tending one dollar t i to U* /rk>Mayan-. j ' lip Future of ?nr ?ron Mannfac I or pa. Thr r?i,..l <lccrrn?e of <" '1 " EnnIiaJ, . el! ts thr limited ?upply of ror.-orr, Ifivctlr fo..m to don id that out irrrnt ruiriuis"rlni rivn! bn = rrnrhrd hrr .imlt of Iron (if lopment, and tbftt hrrraftT ihr r,uant::. aaufertnrr 1 w"l r 't r ' rc,!n>h than in. rasr. In rirv. of th ? important fact, .1 nut uurcuonahly claimed that Arr.crica iTinjr .ncTbnustabie m'.r. > </. - ~ ,r1 well as of eon 1, will, before r .nr.. v. : jpj.lv iron even to 'ire t lir.rnx it rtrd, :rider it by iLo'-o we . :l; rr. i ,r. ;i. alter, that we have already ;ur. : rirt iron to for '-rr ro ;n;r - fr en 7 >rmerlr import, d it. An .rnpnrtnnt '1. veil in thl* connection. It it knn-..a ;i it itherto n larze item agn'n-t it- n i) r n.itt T importation* k.i? ren flu: the ?:tit;o:v- of that art.eip !.< ,. u r?in, and it tviii turn it t..i-- n : ringing a large do* of r>id l.;il r, an i in rlcmeot of ^i-ncrai prosperity to a., cr.nrlies of induitry. Tiii : .. r. cei.ing Cv ncrr.1 nttenilor;. tr. t the i . .;rg Commercial at? it w:Ii i e p.s "i t -jtele to *ec iron ore nn.i - i,i eves r. fa>'tarr.i iron, goimi from ti.'* United - . > Kngland; but it i? one o;' tt.e thing? v. i. . cople who have ti e jrirne ia> yet live to see. i n.ier an. ...r ?, the permanent*/ of ;t.e roo titdc ii? country nir.;. :,e regarded n ii. j^urr.i things of tl.e ftilt?r a triuni kalilo - If Ttui ii .ti,at . . . . itr.u..Ka'v t . i . fry n.port.aut reteiatioa inn>|e .1. the i r>u r.r - rd hy 4 clergyman I I ;?iO?i I,..." . ... verbis nun name, tor.cLini- ti t fa collusion bcttveeo . . :;an t.ngli'-L ,i : rmen and the ? titir. It t Horn I orv i* that the minister ol . *rta.ii p r: . ieii a tear or so ago, .p;jr'inlin; i* . xpcillnr* two friend*, 1 .>iti o. tvbotn <c hairal. .u tin Itrittsh na>> Anion, 1. feet* ? h hulks pj icm.-- -oaied uj illy .mi indorsed, *li..v iabiv -aerej p destroyed." After mature <ieiihc?ft.~ 10 executor* decided that, ;? faithful I:.:. * of v. hat their friend h..<t ieli behind i. .. ley could r*>t destroy am .bine v.itL.- . !i?l urst knowing ?nm ?.ii? ? ? c ic. ?"> tiny opened the iiv ? and ; tercin urnalncunienll, one <>t whi. I. > 1.... Ispensntion 'mm tt e I'ope, peinnlt.njr ii. ereasod to retain his position a - a rier, . lan of tbe ( tairtlt ot hngi.ind, though r.. to lly a priest of tin; Church "t itonie , fit :tier Jnruni'?it contained a intot ..iorgytu i the, dioceap or its v initv v.Uo wer> Maession of similar iispensal n-, ut. i ;quiyntlv to ho relied "ft lor yuipati.y i 'operation in case of ncce- -itv I: t:. Ht-'tt rut was nrd luado by <i wcil-kito-. nd retspeetablc ilergvuian, t v. ouid b ow n nw an obvious .-.t tempi at imp ?a:t "litakrc lirfrtl" Oultlonc ifcfore the a vstetuati and unnd.n vi ous practiced .hvtlte people of Vienna tip . te \isitors to tin* International h>p , t nnkee inipoaitiotes upon tin..- .into uk into insiyjiifkniK - i ! ' Vciseic, :u ir-ir grasp-no ami u9.ati< .out : iake tin; most ?,ut of tlu-ir op|?srtun;t:e , 1.1 sing beyond isil decent pud -n . -t bound> hey ate literally robbtJS tb-ir guests, It 10 bait we bear true. Ji"Mt Jlictr 5l.au.. :ss plundering having been < *IJI> expo' 1 y the press, . reacting upon iherif Jr>t r-<- . y driving visitors already t'.ere :.X)0? tLity, but by kieplne- thousands .nd 1V sou,suds away win IbwwtM vod i i. one to the Exposition In their ktavSu* reed fur gain, flicy havq i.treforo ..ter-ti . Ilied Ike goose that laid the golden cig rtlicy had been saltdled with iatr j.;..tittev would have esped a rich karve-t ow they will not only fall in that, but d , tucla ti. make the r.xpositiou disgrace or cause of disgrsie", rather than n benefit I te Austrian nation. T ~ ? %ii < iiiiHttirul : <: liifimi->u , 4 line. i he UiUrJci ji ills ith'< '>? tout*/ w a. fsrth, in New i < ?; !: -jiv otnor 'i ty, ve* or. the niOHt bruUi sa<i a bis'rm.t outrage: 1 er committH in tb Hmuptrv Thp altemin ? palliate the crimp by fictile ba 1 trpat i-iii i?i 111^ inuiinT, c/ii.!>n- a depravity oni.i little less di-su-lif . thn.i thut thown ip assassin It is nsss-rled that Mr. \Vnorth had, for a 'no : a..-, h n r; the han.l r writing hi* wito who, In the way, ha ?en Jivorredy insulins.' lett? : , -"it. :ol U.' ireatrning her life. Hut the ft that . vo years ddmig wrlneli, ,! - stlrgrStl, tntiuued t<? send her the-- etter*, in ' ot mail'- H single 'ittf rnj-l o execute ireat?, prove* that thete s\ ? no Infef.'., doing so or ot coram it tit. 4 any otLer on", igc This takes away every p -.rUcie - |1 j. ? ti> at ton on Hie ground ol i.-i-i-ini an; aves the a-savsin u cold-blooded, - ? lack-hearted parricide I'm. letter from Virgin: , kind, 4 . Mr. J. W. Cromwell -how\ illful ignoring of the iuimy * '. Wio:-.-, dored men In faro. , tn ao.t ' id persistent rehel. General .Vosby's -'-ajnec.c, t'jao.. earn or other, s not coatjn# j -<y Virgin ? is r.tlj> are nialu On the W y House lt*?u Is lieutenant holds a pU,V . ln Attorn*sneral's ofBoa, Cl\ subordinate* a;, fe sopi-osc, t i jr i? Virginia, an I he rei ofciiruitr: i" are a< >t happy, tpd 11 tblicans ad?'.s Ui? neyp k, t , be sat.sC'l Ith *u?t they have. If Vug u.a s ? f"';fUaUJ Mniw. ' 1 - it laciulxrM i>l ti? Ue[ ubl.can [>a."v ho lovf rcbeUitiorv u.u . i..-, c> ?-.il -> ?Jcc It. JJj. Crotuar*!!. , ?e . tnowri .. * m oti% rr a .-i ?' Lve ?^?.w f>!" Vlrjj.o a, ami u> ??* m; .* ' > *? 1 n'r ** **"+WK Kllpatnck, or villa* 1i'lul. sLerUaoldiug office in KlthotMul ,<v \lO'il<ou. ' ad th* ConfcderH''< sii. c?eJ? dt nlty (?) miiuc uit< ro^varvet iluiticc ami lugrati.'vde. i a?i - " maf \>t ata'.ed laH *e<i, a? :L* oaciwalont to which the pc'bi.. bid irr.v d regard to the v.. Louia Cot'grf tkena.' ~ eotion, that it war a dead ii rL.ro ilut ? or ding to even a St. Lout* paper car not only a failure, hut a di?gracc. Tb: ?kr<fuicle of that city ieU d?od if it* tght upon it, and declare that tun rr.uaM-"' >f Uu* convention " were reduced to cliL eh hclplceeneee by an 'earnoral (Viand ~ eaeting and drinking. A* btt-sineeVu*? on v en lion a* the Cocgreeatonal oca my morning be lraprovUed act of the lundrrd drunkard* calaboi a. J over jldc* I'hey might he more r?pula.? in iipj.3ar.t->n account of bad clothe* Li>.?i the Ccairo ' neo, but would not bo found n whit nentally imbecile than wtre I'no iaw-r:.jj.r"? luriug th< lr ' merry tigre ' !n * city."

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