Newspaper of New National Era, June 19, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of New National Era dated June 19, 1873 Page 5
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 7- *?? 5. ft*. ?T-' v *n<1 Col. W* **'nui 1* M**!.tftCfc** P. C. to mattTi to lb# Dt?txict - ? fo l>) MooiIit oT?*nl?j; of #*ch *-**4.] The annual examination of the colored hools of the District of Colombia dosed cesterdas with the examination of the Preparatory High Scnoor, . ;.-d in the Sumner building, and taught Prefcs?or 1!. T. Greener. The exercise* - . aienced at 10o'clock, and were conducted v. Siijierintonder.t Cook and Trustee Va*hon, a thr main hall of the building. There acre also present eight members of the hoard of Trustees, Hon. John II. Hrooks, of ;:.e Council, n n'im!>cr of teacher* of lower ?cn V ir.tnv fr!rn<l? arwl rr.lit!too t> pupils. it 1?, of course, needles* t< stale that the result of the examination *as satisfactory in e:y particular, nnd Is hut another evidence f '1 e ability and enargv of the Professor. It .v.nued for sonic nour?. and eon?ieted of ; e higher mathematics, latin, arithmetic, ,1 i".'sophy, Sec. At the close the following jyramrat! of rhetorical exercises was reinter perr.ed with music, with Miss Genevieve i. Fleet ably presiding at the ir.no: "The Alarm at T.exington," (Bans'. ft,iGcorgoIfaridr;"BernardodelCarpio," Mr*. Henr,n?,i Miss Thornton ; "Mountain .' ..or " Hu'kin,) reading, Mis? Hums; i. :r.' address at Gettysburg, G lenient i ..a, -.in htM-cw lr.g machine, Miss Sara I)..', i. . Donatella's statue of St. George. A. . tar. ! r-l.Aj en. the " Battle of Ivry," Mi'- Bailor; "Gone oil' with a Han 1 >mer Man than (reading,) Miss M. ; an r- ay, "The I.ady," Miss Mr:;. Xa'.i , dialogue entitled "Dress llef ( .nveiition." hv Misses Annie Silence, .igic- II.; : -, i. a .Mini's, ai:n;i jacason, Mari Minor, Fanny George, Irene White, Katie Mot en. Fanny Bruce, and Fanny Me< nv ; " Spartai as to the Gladiators,*' (Kol 7~. Jos. !. .Tones; "TheBlind Freachar," Wirt.) Mi-s Marin .Ionian; "The Charge Valley Malloy," (Anon.,) John B. Fron Ilobespif-rre's last speech, Andrew Fcry.sor.; "High Tide on the Coast of Lincolndare, Ingle low,) I.loyd Marshall; "The I.? ;md Ho.-tai.'fiil,"(Longfellow,(Miss Mattie Shad 1; "W< ialer's Greatest Parliamentary E.i.-rt." livorclt,) I'lnlip Shippen. At tl;" ih.-e oftlie exercises Miss Jordan, < .. helialf the scholars, in a few well-timed .-r.r.iiks, presented Professor Greener with a hisd'onic gold-headed enno. The Professor ppropriately responded after which the .ssemblage dispersed.?Cfirovi'tc. "II0.V like a fawning publican he looks'." ? 77.1 Mtrrr.a' iqf Venire. \Vc understand that the genial Or. J. L. Bowen is a candidate for the Council In the place of Hon. Daniel Smith, who has resigned. We sincerely hope the Doctor, as a rising young rar.n beloved by hi? many friends, an untiring woiker, and a friend to improve mem, may owain mis position 01 uselulDOsa. We tssure him of the hearty support of the New National Era and Citizen T.-ie Sr.i bath School Union cave a grand conceit et Union Bethel church during the week. Ti.e chorus, duets, and solos were uaely rendered. Miss I.. A- Smith was thp pianist, at J Mr. Joseph Amhusli conductor. The second concert was given on .Tune 12, at Sbiloh Baptist church, with the same pianist and conductor. Master Bellini D. Fleet gave two excellent piano solos. Saiieson, J. 1'., which now means justice of the peace, has hung out bis shingle nt liis cfficc, 100? Sixteenth street, where lie would be hr.ppy to sec all his friends who have any conveyancing, writs to be served, or hills to be collected. In spite of the National Law School or " Justitia." Squire Sampson is now a full-Ssuged member of trie bar, and we wish him all success The Howard University preparatory department Lad Its closing exercises on Monday evening, June 16, In the University chapel. The programme was an excellent and varied one, and the young gentlemen acquitted themselves well. The Christian Association of the sanJe institution gave a musical and literary entertainment In the college chapel on the previous Friday, June 13. Mr. Hugh M. Browne conducted the musical portion, and Mr. T. M. C. Stewart delivered the concluding oration, " Is the Colonization Society worthy of support ?" Ox Thursday the District militia bad a ^rencl parade ntid inspection. The colored oldisrs. although few in numbers, presented a gallant appearance. We have material nough in the District for two good regiuieLts, and yet we have not n full battalion. Military drill is an excellent thing in and of itseif, and those young men who cling together under many disadvantages and maintain their organization deserve much credit. Wo understand the interest Is Increasing. From what we saw on Thursday, we should say It would not take a long while for the colored militia to out drill ami out march the white troops. Tut N. .Mary's Episcopal church, of which the Rev. Dr. Cruiuiucll has just been voted rector, gave two festivals at Market Hall, Georgetown, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last week. On Wednesday eve:ng Mr. Greener gave a reading for the beneut oi the church. His selections were from Thn. lero. T^nnnnn --.1 Lover's "Handy Andy." The pro-verity of this church seems assured from the renewed merest of it* members, the interest taken in 't by the white lipisropalians, and the securi.g Dr Crummcll. Dim. - At ^hepberdslown, West Virginia, Friday, the Cth of June, 1P73, Mary, daughter of Anthony and Julia Bell, aged twenty ; years and eight months A 'urge circle of relatives and friends - :r. her !iv-. Xonr knew her but to wc Let. Dearest sister thou Last lett us Fer a land ot peace and reel; May the angeis hover around thee. Arid waft thv soul to bliss. sweet Mignonette 1 Sweet .Mignonette 11 This amateur dramatic club gave its second . .d closing performance for the season at the n sidcr.ee of Cashier Wilson on Q street, on Friday evening lu-t. Nearly one hundred uvit-.l guests assembled to witness the eScits ol their friends. Prominent among the ii'-r.i-e towered the large frame and flowing be.: of Frederick Douglass ; Prof. Langstou, lithe, fvud always genial; J. Sell* Martin, v< rsatile,eloquent, and < ouragcoua; Trustees Lewis. Walker, and Prof. Vasboo 9 I"??c Cary, with the dignity and port ol the true old school; Commissioner Boher, aud others were there to encourage the young candidates for histrionic honors. The performance consisted of the plays "The Maid of Munster, or Perfection," and "The Brokenhearted Club." The cast of characters made by Mr. T. S. Boston, the efficient stage manager, was admirable. The pieces were mounted with considerable effect, when we consider the disadvantages of private residences. In this case, though, the elegant parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson certainly seemed peculiarly fitted for the entertainment. The parts were well committed, very little prompting ? 1 st. a . easy, the mu?ic excellent. After the performance?which, hy the way, ended with a I.aneers, the broken-hearted club dancing it In character?the company and delighted spectators formed a committee of the whole on dancing. The committee had a long and j pleasant session, with only a slight intermission for refreshments, and did not rise to . report until nearly three o'clock a. m., when .they unanimously complimented The Mioi xonette C'LCB, and hoped to see and hear ; them again during the fail season. Private theatricals are always commendable for the hiirb tone they give to society, for the case and grace of manner which they cultivate, a? well as for the discipline of memory and cultivation of an accurate taste which they invariably foster. Archbishop Whnteley commends them in preference to the stilted style of declamation so common fn the schools. There undoubtedly is much talent in the Mignonette Ciuh, and we trust they will remain together. Mis-, Makv Carpenter, the distinguished j philanthropist and advocate of Prison lie- j lorin, logoiner Willi .Miss l>. 1.. so widely and honorably known for her services in the hospitals during the war for the Union, Ilev. j Dr. Bellows, the able theologian, preacher, j and editor of the Liberal Christian, and John j F.aton, Esq., commissioner of education, vis- j j ited the Preparatory High School, Sumner Building,on Friday morning. They expressed . j themselves as delighted with the advance- j ment of the children. Hiss Carpenter and j | Dr. Bellows both made speeches, the former j expressing her deeper interest in the girls, I telling them of her long experience in the 1 , cause of education, and assuring the children j that, in the facility displayed in their several I ! studies, they compared favorably with the i school girls and boys of England. Dr. Bel- j lows expressed his pleasure at meeting his j fellow alumnus, Mr. Creener, in charge of, | this school, lie would call him a brother : alumnus, although he had graduated from | Harvard before Mr. fi. was born. Still he j ! felt proud of the work which was here engag- i ing his attention, and he would say for him- J self, that both his personal and collegiate ! I feelings were with the teachers and scholars of the High School in their laudable efforts, j He would say for their encouragement that j ; it was only after be graduated from college that he hesran to learn how to alndv nn,l , though forty years had passed since that time, he felt that he was even now a student. There was a great future before the colored ! children of the country, and he hoped no impediment to their progress and advancement would be placed in their way Miss Dix declined to make any remarks, saying she intended visiting the school again. 'The children sang, in their usual good style, much to the edification of the visitors Washington, D. C., June, olh 1*73. ' He v. Father Stonestreet. Georgetown, I). C Hevekend Sir : 1 take great pleasure in . ins iting your attention to a subject of inter-; est to our church and the community in general. You doubtless v. ill gladly remember that as recent as last fall an institution entitled j the " Colored Catholic School" was started j ' in the Parish under your immediate super-1 vision, and though it required incessant work ! by the few so much interested, yet they | have been doubly rewarded for their labor, by a growth and success far surpassing our , greatest expectations, commencing as we , did with a debt of no small magnitude and a ; mere handfull of untutored miuds, (viz : 20,) j we have in the short space of a few months, I wiped out our entire indebtedness and seen I the school grow steadily until it reached as it j has the present time. Seventy odd scholars at the beginning we could only support one teacher for this institution, but now we are employing a principal and assistant, who ! have administered to the wants of these un liuuicu uuiu VIJUV UHW I1UVK U1HUC SUCH pi ogress in their studies and gained such rich knowledge of their Christian religion that I feel with others indeed proud, and would, with them, he happy to have you visit ; tho school ou the 18th of July next, and exj cinine them for your own satisfaction, and to the pleasure of those who with your reverend self have the Interest of the institution at heart. i It is for this purpose alone that 1 am toI day pcuniog you these lines, and may it be , your pleasure to meet them on the day above mentioned, for I feel confident that you will exclaim "well done thou good and faithful servants! " In conclusion, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to our honored President, j Mr. Riley, and also Messrs. Robinson, Welch, William Hat ton, Devine, and Gib-; ' bons, and also Mrs. Mary Steward, C. Bowdon, L. Wilson, and II. Brownman, who by their untiring work have helped u? to an extent that God in his infinite mercy ami goodI ness will certainly bless tbcm for. In this < connection, I cannot thank all throughout, the city who have loaned us the helping hand, and who can now with pleasure look upon the work they were called upon to help, and pronounce it " good." Hoping to receive a reply at your earliest convenience, 1 subscribe myself Yours, with profound respect, Koblrt IIatton. if'iQthe ftunduy Gazelle, j ( ilon. Thomas B. Florence, Editor Sunday tloming GtuCu Sir : My attention having bepn railed to a pamphlet published by Mr. G. F. T. Cook, which he calls his "lieport as Superintendent of Colored Schools for the year ending June 30, 1672," 1 notice, on page 32 thereof, the remarkable statement, "there U no information at hand so classified as to enable me to make a comparison of the cost, per pupil, on the items of expenditure above-named^ with those of former year* " (and with wonderful : sagacity be adds,) "which would most proba-; bly be verv favorable to the school vear of ! 1872." At the close of the official year, ending June 3b, 1871, the nnderslgned turned over to the board of trustees the sum of #2,735.83, and the board was then entirely out of debt. For proof of this statement mv report, with Itemised vouchers, on file in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, also spread upon the Journal ; of the Legislative Council of this District, first session, pages 100-1-2, and In the office of the Superintendent of Colored Schools, will be amply satisfactory to any who question it. Said report was recorded In the office i THE NEW a j of the bu pet in Undent of CokHcd SchooU ai aforesaid, at an expense of 800, which ?ai paid to Mr. Cba*. K ing, then trus'ee and treasurer. Kithcr Mr. Cook is wholly ignorant of the records of hi? office, or he deaignedly misstate* hi* position, when he assert? that he could find no information that would enable him to compare hi* achool jeer's ex! penses with those of the preceding, during , which I w as connected with the board, ihiring *aid preceding year the board received i leas money an:) expended, in purchase of land i end cost of building*, mueb more than during I the leat year. | Mr. Cook has atated the cost of buddings ! to have been considerably more than the | contract prices, without giving any rxplanai tion. The public should not be so treated ; , they want clear, not indistinct and Incom, prehensible statements of the expenditure ol their money. Thev are end have for some ' time been waiting for a report of the trus| tees, and will not be satisfied with the erlj dently unreliable statement of the superintendent; they want explanation conei-rniag I the disposition of #129,302.25, received by ' the board from July 1, 1571, to Julv 1, 1%72, i and also the sum l.f til ?-i oo 1 v. the boa-d from July 1, 1S72, to April 1,1S73, making a total of *I70,C74.24; and they (the peopled want to know why it is that with such targe resources the teachers and other employes of the hoard have not t>cen paid for three months past; that more than $20,000 is still due on the Sumner school building alone, and that the hoard is in debt to the amount of $.r.0,000. The people also want the opportunity to read the able report of Mr. E. A. Xewton, former Superintendent of Colored Schools, which has never been published, haling been in the hands of the trustees since August, 1871. In conclusion, as one of the people who is interested in the economical disbursement of the school funds, and as one having had the opportunity to estimate the cost of school buildings and the expense of conducting the schools, I assert that proper economy has not been shown to have been used by the board of trustees, and regretting the necessity of the allusion, 1 will add, "if the money squandered for lunches at $oo per day, and for buggy hire at $10 per day, had been expended for the picture of the great statesman, which my colleague and myself had agreed should he placed in the Sumner school building, there would have been no necessity for the paltry pretense of economy in that matter. Respectfully, yours, William Syphax. R'ashingto.n, />. C., June 9, 1873. information Wanted. Pobt-au-Princk, May 3, 1873, 1 have written several letters to Washington, in hopes of finding or hearing something of mv daughter Georgianna Jones, but without success. My inaiden name was Henrietta Fants, mv husband's name Cornelius Jones; we were both raised in the same house by Dr. Spencer Mitchell, and married under his roof also. We were married by preacher Wilson, of the Methodists connection. I cannot recollect lus first name. The names of some of the children of the man that raised me and my husband were John Francis Mitchell, William Spencer Mitchell, Spencer Mitchell. Theophilus Mitchell, who was the youngest of the family. The daughters were Mary Mitchell, the eldest. She was not married whilst living at Washington. I.ucy Ann Brown was the married daughter. I also lived with Lieutenant Boutwell and family and Mr. John Fnderwood. The latter resided on Capitol Hill. Mr. John Engrol lived at the same place. 1 have forgotten the precise date on which I left Washington with my husband; we went to live at Lewistown, in Pennsylvania. Tbe name of my husband's mother was Mary Ellen Jones The last employment of my husband was second cook with a Frenchman of the name of Peaveneau, at Willard's Hotel, in Washington. My husband was accidentally shot at Lewistown. I sent my daughter back to ray native place and left Lewistown in 18C1 and came to this county, a widow, with my son Abraham Clinton Jones. My daughter, if living still, will be seventeen years of age on the 9 th of this month, lei-Ct Henrietta Jones. Any information forwarded to this office will be communicated to Mrs. Jones.?Ed. ciommfniga tions. Howard lulversili. Washington, D. C., June 14, i872. To (he Editor? of the \',r r,? ?..,i Citizen Commencement is last approaching us. IIow rapidly does time fly ? What changes has one year produced ? Our seniors of '72 have long since passed from the stern duties of the college into the sterner duties of life? and instructs here in the Institution from which he drew his intellectual life. Another in South Carolina labors for the good of his native State; and his fellow-citizens, who, in course of time, will doubtless recognize and use his moral and intellectual worth; and still another lingers in our midst, holding sweet communion with the able Walker, the learned Blaekstonc, and the never-to-be-forgotten Kent. In a few days two more Seniors will go forth from our College Department to contend in the great arena of life. If they keep around them the genius of their Alma Mater, success must crown their future efforts. About a week before Commencement we are generally prolific of literary exercises. The present year does not prove an exception to the statement. On last Thursday evening, the Junior Litl.ol.l i?o " V: ?> A A .v., aiiunciJU) Meeting." It was quite a success. About eight o'clock a large audience assembled to listen to the orations, declamations, and essays which were announced for the occasion. After praper by Mr. B. B. Adams, who ably presided over the meeting, and singing by the " Blue Star Club " of Washington, whose music was extremely charming, the President introduced Mr. J. Q. Admns, a graduate of Lincoln University, and at present a senior law student of our Institution, who, by request of the society, delivered the annual oration. Much was Apected of this gentleman, who has quite a reputation among us as a good speaker. For about tlurtv minutes he swayed his audience by tbe power of his eloquence. Mr. Adams is quiet, yet forcible and entertaining In his stvle of sneakine. His address was verv at> propriate, and was well received. Time will not permit us to go into an analysis of bis production. The idea which be kept continually before the society was that life Is tccrk, and nothing should hinder a man from doing service for God, for humanity, for the conn try. In closing his able remarks he said "There is a grand life before each one. The man who against all drawbacks amounts to anything Is the man to emulate and applaud. He who alts down to meditate and dream, will be found meditating and dreaming at the day of judgment. There Is an America beyond the waters, are you a Columbus* The llgbtalng Is in tbe clouds, are you a Franklin? A nation needs liberation, will you be a Tell? Eloquence demands a champion, Is there among us a Webeter? Science, religion, and art must advance, will you be lagging' Xay, gentlemen, be cp and doing. f A TI 0 N A L ERA AN] if Tb< . uu.uuc* next liatct.-J to an "rauvti ' liv | ! from Mr. W. t?. bear- on "Literature a j citi Friend." Hi? production era' well written, of . ably delivere-l, and redacted ranch credit giv 11 opon himself and the society. for The gentlemen who declaimed?Messrs. wo IE. A. Beverly, J. L. Grice, and James Itv E. Jenkins?were heartily applauded because 11 they succeeded so admirably in making Os think that we were listening, at one time, to * 1 ' our much loved Sumner on the "Progress of Humanity," and at another, to Henry Clay, ! the great Commoner, and at another, to the brave Snariicrra as he annealed to Ma fallow- i gladiators in those flery, resistless outbursts of eloquence imputed to him, saying: " If i ^ ye are b*axti, then stand there like fat oxen, waiting for the butcher's knife? If re are ' men, follow me? Strike down yon guard, ^ gain the mountain passes, and there do j ^ bloody work as did your sires at old Ther-' ^, mopvir? Is Sparta dead? Isthe oidGre. ian pirit frozen in your Terns, that you do crouch and cower like a belabored hound be- . v neath his master's la^h? O, comrades? warriors? ThracUtns? If we must fight,let ^ us fight for ourteltei 1 If we must slaughter, jj{: let us slaughter our opprettori ' If we must ^ die, let it be undet the clear sky, by the bright waters, in noble, honorable battle." Messrs. Logan, Johnson, James A. Jack- w'g | son, and A. K. Brodie, read original produc- ^ | tions which were highly creditable to both I their heads and hearts. the : After the literary exercises, the society , f I . . f . , * ... del i with a lew invited friends retired to a commoi dious room, where they had " a perfect ^ J feast." Under the influence of the "good ^ ! things" prepared by the society for them- . . I selves and friends, speeches were delivered i -n by Messrs. Simmons and Stewart. The former gentleman, who is one of the best, if not the I best, extemporaneous speakers on the Hill, j .' gave the society some good ndvice. His ! position as one of the Seniors of '73 renders ' f. , . , .... ent hi ^ mnn;f?l Trr.Hl?r /\C | which the society will undoubtedly give it. i After listening to the "Blue Star Club" of Washington, 89 they poured fourth sweet j music, which has power to charm the savage ^ J breast, the corapanj- dispersed, thanking , j Mr. B. B. Adams for much of the pleasure p ' which they had enjoyed. ' i On Friday evening the Christian Associa- j t ^ j tion of the University held a " Musical and ' ' i Literary Entertainment," for the purpose of ?'a raising money to send their delegates to the nia' I International Convention of the i'oung1^ j Men's Christian Associations of the United j p ^ ! States and British Provinces, to be held in p " I Poughkeepsie, X. Y., in July. The enter- j j tainment was quite a success, and much credit! ^ is due to Mr. II. M. Browne, the manager, j ^ | After prayer by Prof. Basrom, and music j by the Association Chorus, whose singing on i s the occasion reminded us forciblv of the Ju-! j , bilab singers, Mr. G. W. Mi.ford was intro- ^ duced, who arose and spoke upon the im- . portance of thought and action. This gen- j ' ^ tlemau's oration was replete with thought, ' and his delivery perfectly captivating. ! Mr. J. P. Smith on "Religious Exertion," j | and Mr. W. C. Roane on "The Influence of Religion upon a Nation," were listened to i with marked attention, and were heartily api plauded by the admiring audience : j. Miss Ellen S. Fisher's essay on " Litera- j ^ | turc" wa9 not surpassed by any production j ^ 1 of the evening. This is saying a great deal, j . .J , for Mr. I. E. Page's ovation on " Individual j Action" was an able efl'ort. This gentleman, i ? I as is well remembered, bore oft' the prize at j ^ I the Freshman exhibition in March for ex-! 1 | cellencc in speaking. He is one of the most j . ^ popular students among us, for hi Is as pleas- | ^ I ant and modest as he is talented and promis- . ! iD2' P'i j Mr. T. Mc C. Stewart delivered an oration p(JI | entitled " Is the Colonization Society worthy ep? i of Support ? " He opposes colonization,' tQ : nnd tilinlra SlinC tiftro in llio ioMinanta r*nr\t* ! , ? ?~ ' tei : "where man has in aii ages attained the y highest development of his powers,"' is the ya] place for the negro to show himself a man. ] Did time permit us, we would go into an aj? j analysis of each production of the evening ; not ! but we must hasten on to -ay that Miss Iiuth 4ta , B. Fisher, who favored the audience with a i col | piano so'. -, entitled "The Phi Delta Kappa j no) March," must have caused the hearts of much ?el older musical amateurs to beat with admira- [ j tion ;.ad delight. At about ten o'clock the exercises ended, and our numerous friends departed ?aying, j <p0 "It is good for us to be here." Before wrapping the drapery of my couch j ' | around me, and lying down to pleasant j Xc ] dreams, I happened into the room of our ex- j ing

| eellent classmate Browne, who so ably man- j ass ! aged the entertainment, where with a few nl. | hungry fellow-students, crying "Joy ecstatic! j)a< Bliss for evermore!" I feasted on pound- j for I cake and good old Adam's ale. Fire h am i Browne. ! ino ! On Monday evening many persons, doubt- 1 Th less husband and wife, brother and sister, ras the lover and " the star of his existence," j vis will be seen climbing the Hill, upon which j hal sits a temple dedicated to the God of all' Th wisdom. An interesting occasion will cau=e mU i iucui to corae up to tnts temple. sixteen use : earnest students will bid farewell to the Pre- ces I paratorv Department, and will enter upon aft | the arduous duties of a college life. If they j | use their time as wisely in the future as in ch' j the past we have the highest hopes of their pie success not only as students but also as tat 1 men. Ric Dr. Richards, a teacher of thirty yean ex- Va i perience and author of a Latin work, is doing the much good at the head of this Department, ren Whenever we see his venerable form, stoop- of ing because of bard intellectual work, we Tn pray that God may spare him to see an ex-; to i ceedingly ripe old age, and may give hlrn the 1 power to labor on untrl he shall call upon j to 1 him to lay down his cross and to take up his pal crown. upc We are advancing?. The time is cr?ir>int/ when the hard-tolling, self-saorifleing, one- cha armed, christian soldier will reap; because hat In the midst of the most arduous labors, poc under the most burdensome trials, be fainteth but not. the The country needs just such young men as Tb are growing In this University. Thousands Fol in the South are starving for intellectual and froi i spiritual food. tea In this country we shall live and rise. In dec ! her history we take a just pride We rejoice gre . In the fact that as the Greeks boast of their the 1 Pericles and Phfeclan, the Romans of their ess j Ceesar and Cicero, the Germans of their Bis- wh j marck and Moltke, the Spanish of their Cas- of i | tellar and Flgueras, the French of their 1 ' Napoleon and Thiers, and the English of Th their Elizabeth, whose re,go was made jn- the ; mortal by the " the originality and subliinl- the ! ty of the romance of Sydney, the poet of en Spenser, the drama of Shakespeare, the ap] philosophy of Bacon, and the divinity of > am ' Hooke," so does this mighty Republic bold up Im to the world with a feeling of well-founded ha< admiration her great children who have not the I been surpassed by the productions of dead or ; cat D C I T I / KN. J2? nation*. Ia thu bit as Ameticaali liens, we glorr ; for the < "utinur ! tucress I oar nation we shall crer labor. Then | e us an opportunity to prepare "arsclve* , life-work and we ?hai: go f-rth In: > the . rid, carrTing for oar rnut'"fro-1. Human- I , Our Coontrr." ' Mac." < Letter from ParU PftftciUiton in f?*er of oar Brtibua or Gandcloup. Paris, Jjuo 2d, 1:73. (if JKftUn If Vt- N&fcmal Era sri Citizen : tu caiuT aaa .r*: -' -^r.. a 3:. J.J ?eir unit? ali the members of our rare u , i New World; and as :ts tragical history ' 1 yet to he written. : is of the utmost im tance that it should n -.t he falsified. Gui Jby this double con sih- .ti n, I thin -, it ruy ;v, as a man of color and a citirna of the ked States of America, to protest r.zainst assertion made by Mr. German > use in j peeeb delivered by him at a festival given . the colored young turn of the French ist Indies to Mr. Victor Schocleker on the ^ h day of May, the anniversary of ti e a! an of slavery in the French colonies. I uld have preferred to have replied to Mr. sse's assertion, directly in the Parisian ss, but knowing the indifference w.th ich they regard*! que-1ions not intereatFrance or Europe, I have concluded to ke my protestation through the medium of Xew National Era, the courageous t endcr of our race in the I'nite l htates. According to Mr.German Ca-?e,(see srtiin the Rejmllic Franrai*, May 0, 1 7 :, > y slave proprietors of G.\U(]e!oup protc?te<! 1 .802 against the re> stab!ishmfnt of <! ?-.. r. f hat colony. This assertion is at.-.okUck ,'. e from beginning to end, an 1 we are ,-nri- t to know from what document-- , or upon c at source, Mr. Cas-e bases i.i = argument, 1 1 v in other words, his assertions, as we are w irely ignorant of the existence of any ueh s lers ; and furthermore, to sanction any 1 n h erroneous statements without publiclv 0 c testing, would be declaring innocent tho<=o i g o, not only very far from protesting against e reestablishing of slavery in the island of t adeloup, but were the first and most inde- '' gable instigators, and not content with , odious assistance tliey gave to the teiri- j agents of the first consul already so inex- " ble, but surpassed them in the mo t inliu- i * n and ferocious cruelties. s Vhat we advance here is perfectly well ! fc >wn to all who have the slightest knowl- " ;e of the history of the French West In- f n colonies. However, at the same tune ^ consider it our duty to make here certain j ( tements that will place in its proper light j > profound error in which Mr. German I ' ise has fallen. iuch was the violence of the slave property ! j dera against the blacks and mulattnes (the ! Ler were already in possession of civil and itical rights) that General Richepanoe was j iged, 2Gth of May, 1802, to put forth a damnt ion in order to stay their furv. Hover t yseleaux, in his work upon the Frenr i ; [ st Indies, savs : " A price of 41 francs wrts I mused for every negro fugitive caught iu t woods; they were hunted down like wild : s ists, and all that allowed themselves to be i J en were burnt alive on the Public place." ' 1 e same author goes on to say, "three ,D iusand black soldiers were embarked upon . :ates and carried to the United States, but j ii t being allowed to laud, two thousand of j 8 m were placed upon an uninhabited por- j J a of Spanish possessions in America .which t ised a great outcry on the part of the Span- , s governors; the other thousand were taken 0 Brest and there confined in the convict's j Jj son." .Vho were the cause of all these horrors, ; v petrated under the orders of General Rich- 1 tnce ? The very persons, who, according = Mr. German Casse, protested against the . stablishment of slavery. t Ue would counsel the orator of n.e festi- t of the 5th of May to study the History of ( udeloup a little more closely; and I would > o counsel our brethren of the West Indies ' t : to tolerate in future any such erroneous 'J tements with regard to the history of their mtry and people. It would certainly be * t only to their own credit, but to the rare ^ lerally. Thomas Scoti r f.etler from Virginia. ? t Hampton*, Ya., June 14, Ik. t. He Editors of the Xev Katior.al Era and v Citizen: rt.? . . r .1 ir . LUO tAllUSM Ui HIU UdUllJlUU rmal School were held in the college htiildon Thursday, June 12th. The students embled in the assembly room at?: 1j a. After the usual morning devotions they 5sed to their respective recitation rooms examination. There were scores of friends 1 visitors front the North and South, includn few distinguished one from Europe, e students did not show tha least cmbarsment at the sight of the vast multitude of itors of even- vocation which thronged the Is, doorways, and rooms of the building, ere were, doubtless, both friends and cnc;s who witnessed the examination, and y all admitted that it was a perfect eucs. The following is a programme of the ernoon exercises: kddress of Welcome?Miss Alice Davis ; orus?Students?"Blessed arc the 1'eoSelect reading?Thomas Cayton Hceiion?Miss Mary F. Boyd ; Oration?J. M. ks; liecitation?Miss L. E. Jackson; ledictory?P. M. Lewis. The school sang hymn "America," after which a few larks were made by ltev. George Whipple, New York, president of the Board of jstees. He then presented the dip torn as the graduating class. dr. Taylor, of New York, *as introduced ' the audience by S. C. Armstrong, priucl- 1 of the school. Mr. Taylor tried to impress 11 in ih#* students tha nwrl of r\nrnr4*r and C. 1 that genius was not character, nor h iracter reputation. lie said we often e men of good reputation, hut of very j1 ir character, and men of good character, j . poor reputat?on. A good character U n greatest acquisition that can he mate, v e hack-bone of character is conscience. s iiow your conscience and let it not harden m heedlessness. He said the fact that the 4 cbers who left that school taught in hid- ii t places, proves that their work is the 1 atest. He illustrated this by saying that foundation of a house was the roost c ential w ork of the building, yet the men t 0 built these foundations were always out 1 tight. \ Ifter a eulogy of some ?ength upon hoi. s os. Tabb, of Hampton, and formerly of c s Confederate army, be was introduced to t ! audience. Mr Tabb said "The Govior of your State a few months ago t pointed tne rs a curator of your college, t j I did not hesitate to accept. Your t ititution from its foundation has always * J my sympathy. We are ready to offer to 1 ; colored people ail the education they j have, and I believe that every child of this and other Mates should have an educatl->n regardless of color : prev.oaecaadUioc. [Applause.] It wa? in the providence and Je*. gn of God that every person upon tbi* American soil should be free. [Applause.] Mr?. < srpenter, an eminent English writer, >p<-ke of the talent shown by colored people, tr.d especially that of Frederick Pougis**, shorn she spoke of a? being the m*t w. nlerful man 'he ever saw." Lb Itellows, of New \ ork ; Gen. Fatou, ;f Washington, and Pr. Putlner, Scperlnendent of I'ubiic Instruction of thia State, sere pre?ent and made suitable remarkThe comer-stone of the new dormitory w as aid at i p. m with appropriate exercises by drof. Hitchcock, of New York. Poasnot the presence of dlstlnrmjU 1 jer,or.s from Europe and former rebels of the fouth ail meeting under one roof for a comnon cause the mental ability of the negro indents t Ming them ?pell-bouad > at an 'net!tnf!nn lil-o th'c oK.-vxr- tkot wo ?ro g upward and onward, and that wo deserve Svil rights in every State of th.s glorious "nion ? I say it does, and may the world pee lily proclaim with one voice, ./ .si ilia fiat id rotbrm. Vours truly, <.. I>. Johnson STATES AXD TERRITORIES TrnneMife. tliulatiioDl *?*! raitiidtlii'cmiul tiff , cue* ?t Flak tnlraraify. i >n Minday, May 2"th, the Annual Sermon ; . is preach* U by llev. i{. S. Bennett, at the Inward Chapel. Monday, the COth, the oxm'.nat. n > !' ola,>es in Model schools took j : ,00, which was very satisfactory and inter-: *t:n ; Tuo day, the _'7th, the classes in j he Normal .course were examined. This! our?e is especially* adapted to the prepara- ! ion of teachers of oommon schools. There j .*ere seventeen graduates in this class, a'.l ot rhora acquitted themselves haniisoniely, and howed a commendable preparation for their loble calling. In the evening the Normal xhibition took place, and the exercises were i xcecdingiy practical, and confined strictly to i ubjccts connected with teaching. The i ssays and orations were all good, and sonic of I hem excellent. The programme wa- a- fol- I sws: I Music; l'rayer; Music; Oration, "Kduca- t ion," (1. M. McCJavock, Nashville; Kssav, | tending," Adelia Jones, Nashville ; Kssav, 'The Wast of the South," Sarah Grant, 'lercland; Oration, "Arithmetic," Charles Irown, Nashville. Music ; Kssav, "School," : MM Itoroi. V*n. I.. ; il- . ... ' I ? . , t'laifll, linukeeping," Kd. Richmond, Nashville; Essay, t 'Normal School," ( arrie White, Talladega, Alabama; Oration, "The School-teacher," :iios. Kccble, Nashville; Oration, "How to 1 Ceep Order," Wm. 1*. Hose, Nashville; ( ration, "Time," J. II. Taylor, Horn Lake, Mississippi; Kssay, "Marriage Not all," Ava i .ewis, Nashville; Kssay, "Receiving Or- | ilicates," MatildaKiliot, Nashville. Music; i >say, "Writing and Spelling," Sullie (i. I 'atton, Columbia; Kssay, "The Grammar i i'rre," lennie Hobbs, Nashville; Oration, : Our Tree School l aws," John Turner, i sa-hville. Music; Conferring Certillcates, | losology?Benediction. On Wednesday examinations were conmuedin studies pursued by the college prelaratory classes as follows : Primary Pre aratory, through Harkness Introductory look. This was composed of exercises on i ho I.atin verb, and the forming of Latin I I entences ; the result of one year's study. I < Middle preparatory in Latin, Cuesar, trans la- | J ions. Greek, Boise's Lessons, consisting of j i xerches on declension, conjugation, pro- I' iouncin? and writing Greek sentences, j i klgebra to radical quantities, involving the J < nterpretatiou of negative quantities, the 1 ;eneral theory of equations, luterest, com- ! ilex fractions, mixed numbers, and problems [ ontaining as many as seven unknown quan- j ies, The members of this class have purued Latin two years, and Algebra and Greek ! ne. They will spend one year more in the j ireparatory before admission to the college, j This is a splendid class. On Wednesday evening, the Fourth Ainu- 1 ersary of the Cnion Literary Society was; leld. The following was the evening's.pro- j ram me ; Music; prayer, music, Lssay, He Senecutc, Virginia E. Walker, Nashville : Ora- j ion, South Caroiinia, Quinton B. Neale, : iowling Green, Ky. Music; Essay, Mrs. i irasnmer's Soiree, E. Viola Hoyt. Mobile, ! Via.; Oration, Fiction, John B. ll. Tyler,! Memphis; Oration, Abraham Lincoln, Ga >tiel Ousley, (Jlencoe, .Miss. Music;Oration, 11 rhe Dignity of Labor, Selena J. Walker, i x'ashvilie; Oration, Veledictory, li. A. i. i Sixon, Xashville. Mu-ic; I'cnedictiou. The whole exercises were so good that we leem it invidious to discriminate. Wo hazard , tothing in faying that it equaled, in every ! i espei t, any exluhition of the whites, of equal i ige and opportunities, held in this city or ; dsewbore, and excelled in some particulars, I tin Thursday tlie freshman class in college vas examined in Virgil's zEneid, geometery, ind botany, the latter with tfie sophomores. J flic sophomore class was examined in the >( ' Aniii itiaand lie'.Senrctute of Cicero anil Avy; in Latin, in Homer's Iliad ; in Creek 11 ind botany, in all of which the members of j his class acquitted themselves with marked ibility, showing conclusively that the people i if the colored race are capable of acquiring j ind mastering the most dillicult studies, and i ittaiuing the highest culture given bv our I lest colleges. The promptness and beauty | if their translations, together with their j l-curacy, showing a knowledge of the strucure of the language as well as the thought I if the classics they translated, was most j ratifying to the friends of education, as well | is to their instructors. .So, too, in botany, : ursued but a single terra. The examination t vas most satisfactory in the knowledge of he terminology of the science, the princi-1 ilea of classification, and the ability to inalyze plants, explain their structure, determine their order and -pecies in the vegetable rorld. The success of this university is secured, ind its future usefulness assured. It has an xcellent corps of teachers, who are devoted oilieir work, and have unbounded faith In he capabilities of the colored race for the iighest mental and moral cultivation, Kisk .'uiversitv is bound to be a power in the and. ? Va?' rill* Bulletin. Illinois 4i(tbtll> KtprfKSUllsa i he Hon. Joseph Medill, mayor of Chi ago, addressed the following letter to the Ion. -sauiuei F. Hunt, secretary of the comuttee appointed by the Ohio ( onstitutional ,'onvention to consider the question of minor* iv reDresentation: Dear Sir: You ask rue whether the xysem of minority represents:.'.!! adopted in Ilinois operates to tlie satisfaction of our cople. I unhesitatingly reply in the aiflraat:\e. It proves in practice to he ju?t what ras promised and predicted in :ts behalf, ll.e, experiment is i onceded to he quite sucessful, and i? regarded rss a great improveuent on the old one--.Jed xy-t<iu of repreeolation. It is ur more popular now than t wax a year ago, before the first election i mder it. Then there were doubts ax to its ract.cability. Its opponents xaid the people 1 rould not be able to comprehend it, and that onfttaion wonld result at the polls, that bad cen would alip Into the Legislature by Its ' ne&nx, that It would enable tbe minority to ule the majority, and that the interests of he people would be banned or sacrificed. S'ot one of these prognostications of evil has :ome to pas*. The voters understand the lew system without ihfllculty or much explanation, and d-scovered nothing abstruse or j ncomprehensible In it. They were quick to , llscera that it gave them increased sower tnd liberty of action, and that the old and trbitrary restrictions in the freedom of the : jallot were removed, and they will be slow o content to yield back tbe < emulative vote it totality representation. The new system commends ?tsclf at more lemocratic than the old. The whole mass i - t" , of thi people are now represented in the popular branch, iustead of a u.tre msjority. Every voter, whether a Democrat or Republican, hai now the man of h.s choice in the Assembly to represent him. Neither partv is now unreprescntc 1 in any district. Tu? minority is no longer practically disfranchised, as was previously the ra?e. The vote of tie majority is n> t impaired or dis tn.-hed. The stronger parts at the polls hav> contn 1 of the House, hut tho weaker one !? represented in proportion to its strength. Tho unjust monopoly of representation is broken. Every Democratic d.st: : elected two Democrats and one Uepu1 sr.. and every Republican district two He} cr.and one Democrat to tbo House The c*ception to tb.s rule only occurred when >. caad.date of'he strongtr part;, was ttopopuiar, or that of the weaker party the fitter man to such degree as to constrain enough of his opponents to vote for him to elo t him No party advantage was gained from ti.e e exceptional cases, because they were as n roerous 0:1 one side as the other?gainer and loser balancing each other It was a noticeable fact that, taken - .. wuoie, mo so-ca.ieu "m.nonty roeabere" wore the ablest nica. -several of the strong est aa.i most conspicuous members were scut to the Assembly by the "plumpuic" vote of the minority, showing that the weaker party, as a rule, were more careful ami ccnscien tious in making selections of representatives than the majority siJc. This result was predicted by the friends of the newsysfm r.hc.j advocating its adoption before the people but was hooted at as wholly improbable by its opponents, who now confess ti.e.r erro. and ailm.t its verification. Minority rope., sectation in Illinois has been d< iiKtistret: l to be an actual reform?not a change merely, but an improvement in the scieuce of popular government, ami the pstpls are ph-weo with the operation of the experiment, aa<! intend to give it a fair and thorough tiai. At tlrst many were hostile to ad ~ptio; but few of them would now vote for .ts abr gntion. Those who were n' the doubt a- to its wisdom are now it , .tcr-, or willing to await future dev?h ; .rent. The only opposers of this new s\ -?nnl nre of the Bourbon breed, who forcet nothin> and learn nothing, or the elan ot court-house partisans who believe in di-franet. Ing the;; political opponents from uiotie es . f an .rupulou-s selfishness and narrow-minded illiberality. It is to be hoped that your convention will at least submit tins electoral and representative reform as a separate proposition to popular ratification or reject.on, afid let the pe< pie decide for theuisclv. s whether they want it. Ohio has generally been In the lead, and never hi rear of t!; 'otumn of prog'es s. \ . re respectfulh. Ji>.ii ii .. .. :r. Virginia. Jmratfri Hrr|ielratr?l at iha ^wiloii. klc lion. Mr. John IV/endorf, one of the leading Republicans of Norfolk, an.l Appraiser <ff . U'toimft r that port, publishes a card in the Norfolk /lev showing up .one of the vulrugos perpetrated by the Conservative party of that city in the late municipal ele. tion. We nrc assured by a gentleman of tbu liighest respectability and character, that .very word in Mr. Derondort's card Is true similar outrages have lieen complained o: plsewliere, mdicutiuo u purpose on thn pait of tlie Conservative* more gcueral tbiu. we bad expected to sec, to swindle tiie He publican party out of its m?|i.iilv in every Instance wliere threats, browbeating, bully ism and violence can be safely '"esnrted to for the accomplishment of thai end We ropy, in pait, tbu card of Mr. Iieretidoii, and have this to say in connection with it, tiia: a Conservative triumph accomplished hv this lort of means will be anything t.iit palatable to these violators of law and order in tbo end They may be brought up on 11 piare turn ane of these davs, hv this sort .; t r.R. Bering device. The Uepublican party in V ir,, v..it .onsen t to be fairly voted down in a popular election; but they will never cllow themselves to be swindled?much It . bullied out of an election. Any ell'ort to try tbii little game in a general election bv the jxiople, will result In very sore disi .-uliture to the party attempting it. This might bejuai m well understood now as six months liencc No Warmoth-McKnerv swindling will be tolerated within a stone's throw ot the natlor.ai ap.tal, Mark our predirtioii. Mr Iiezen iorf says : " I can speak of my personal knowledge; oi the First ward only, and I say emphatically, that the result In that ward was obtained by intimidation, violence and fraud, and by Ihe combined efforts of the police, the paio tire department and the hulhei in the priy ot the t.'onservative party. Aud !t was I.. no means a " public expression of i.pprcval the,r behalf." As earlv as nim >' !n the morning u colored man v, n , -..truck twice without provocation b, a -mar., Ihe effect was to deter then, irom coming to the [a,11?. (>n the whit: Mc r,l the house in the afternoon the greater amount of rowdyism prevailed. V? hen dc rn*. men, opposed to the ruling pait.', rarne into the w.l to , Til nee the . VI ere ro.'*l . ' I' , :? ,. the police, while the drunken nulhes, and others in the pav "1 the ( onsrrvutives, were allowed full sway both in front ami behind the ballot-box. White men v tin" the P-, [lie's ticket were Insulted and intimidated, atnl many stayed away from the polls .-.ho intended to vote the People'- tic k<:l -or, , ml of the bullying that w hs resort--< t-i 1 v the minions of the party in power. Hue th* judges of ele< lion was a tie ml. f tie 1 lire department, and polieemen It duty h l td as challengers and waiters, ?!;. ' th- ' duty distributed lit Let- and bro- -it . en p to the polls. "About 5 o'clock, finding that n .. ,.tWauii;?g the combined ellorts of the whole mun'r ipal government, which had been concentrated upon this ward, the Pen; e' t ket was still ahead, open violence w.n . vortcd to; a stone was thrown evident;, intended for myself, as 1 had notice ale- if a half Lou: before that an attempt would I. made ..pot, my life before sundown, and w I, ;i t apt.tin l/arduer, remarked that the stone ami the eoruer of the room near the door, tie v. as called a d ?n liar, and set upon and beaten severely by a crowd of roughs, profn.nent among whom was one of the harbor-master . of tbe city; and although all tbi-, th- throw iug of tbe stone and tie- bent.rrs ot Mr (lardner took [.lace wb.le one ol the Police Lommissionerv was present, , -t no efforts were made to arre-t any one, though thpart.es that beat Mr. f<ardu<-r were we! known to tbe police and judges t tie-t on. Tbe ballot-box at the while poll was stuffe J, eigbty-flve having been put n , Iraici VV hen the ballots were count - I an I the f>a, 1 discovered the law required that ml the ha. lots should be returned to the box an I oneo! the Judges should lie blindfolded ami draw 5Ut enough ballots to make the number n, liallots in the box and the numbes ol names in tbe poll-book* correspondent. In doing Ibis sixty-four People's tickets were drawn r/.fii V: # (sf.Y ftfiH fwortf v.r.rt* earvel't-e icket*, derrmtLoz the People1'* 'ret voir ioue?t!y depoaited sixty-tour an J ad I ngdiaboneatlv that number to the < o ive vote.'' ? Slat* Jtumal. I.WUI?lt*OH. .saw ohi la June 14. -J-Jge k. /?v. 'M ffuilurn, of the Fifth J'Strht < ourt, to-day rendered a de<!tion of 41/-" Ja.ua;*":? la the :aae of Joaeph.oa I>ecu!r >?. The Owner* ol Lhe ?tearner '? oteni' r A..an, for refuting to allow the plainti:) t colored woman: ca'-n panaae and ?u<h accommodation* at wars sxteuded to white lad.e*. Ti.'. '? the ttrat fecial on under the ~tat< law relative to common carrier*. Mara Twain, .a apeaJtinjr of < annlbaoUu. jrowt variousfor once, and tolerauly declare* iiat for hi* own part he "would rather go hungry {or twodav* than eat an<:i i?rv friend." X man at Fort Wayne, Intl., ?iroppe l t? well-fllled pocket-book In a depot on tho 1*1 inatant, an! found It tometline alter, tiaevary person around had been afraid of being Why nature like . baby? lJ-cni e ".te1* .* generally h equall when It* face !a waaUt.4*

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