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tfHE PEOPLE'S RECORDER,
THE HAHN WELL RECORDER.
A eeiuiM Fapw Besoted to tho totere?? AT
fie colored R?co._
l*ObU**ed Every Satnnlay by ^
RIX & HOLMES
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5fjgf mont be ?d?resiad to
tVh\9 People9* Recorder,
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REV fl D WHITE STATE
GRAND UNITED ORDER ODD
FELLOWS OF SOUTH
hATURDAY MAR. 19, '88.
Thc RECORDER was thc center of at
traction before she put on her nen drei?,
now she will pull the sting out of the
tail of all our 'political enemies, she
will take as she has nerer tahen before,
for she shines as sh? has nerer shone
before; foll of news and plenty room
for more. I shall do all I can to put
her in the homes of orery Negro in
E, D. WHITE, State Agent
O Tempora O.
Despite the far* f
gnen?. -of /
naw-a-days to show
are rising io the scale^iu?'UWUuV
side, with equal rapidity the
beam falls ou the other side. Well
th* condition of affairs, ss it io
presented when we take an im
partial look at them does present
rather a gloomy aspect. Yet we
cauuot agree that the entire race
ia retrograding from a moral
standpoint, True though there
aro many among our race-as
well as others-who are content
to tread a downward path, aud
whereever their influence reaches
to others it is but natural that it
will have other than a whole
some, or elevating effect.
True again we find many a
blight maiden before she has left
childhood; and many a bey many
years prior to maturity who are
men aro women and who really
make old hands blush.
But now for this condition of I
affairs where we find such cases
there really is some cause it may
ba one thing or it may be another.
Is the disease contagious? Truly
^ it is. Is there no 'balm in Giload.'
Most assuredly so,
Tho fair girl, and gallant boy
can shun many of the snares that
beset them, if the proper effort
is put foitb. But this is the la
mentable part of it the proper
effort is not put forth in time
those whose business it ia to
the boys and girls of our
ice; more eapeeialiy the latter,
[nee any race is what its women
ike it. The proper thing to do
j act ac rest the sayings, predic
uio of our enemies, as to the
irai condition of osr race is to
a fortification around ou r
especially the young,. so
lg until there will be no evil
meei to come in contact with
50 i East Annie Bi.
Foit Wv.nl), Tex.
Messrs Nix il- Holme?,
Kl!?tors l'KOPL?'a RECOROKR
Ineloned is express onlor
for $1,25. I ?fut the sr.mo last moiilli
thus paying my hill of $2.50. 1 thank
rou very much for wai ting su patiently.
Will you plea? send meiotic of thc
Recorder? of Thanksgiving 1 lent
initie out, ami it was mislaid.
Al.io, will you ]?lrase tell u? about
accommodations colored people are al
lowed in the Opera House in Columbia!
Tlicy used to be equal, but there arc
many people who cannot believe, it
seems, that ''anything good can come
out of South Carolina", and doubt?
that this can be true. Please be sure
to answer thu query in print.
Answer-Many thanks for money
order. Sorry rte barcnt ? copy of the
RECORDER asked for, will advertise for
a copy for yon.
There is no state or municipal law
debaring an Afro-american /rom any
of the privileges of thc Columbia
Opera House still it is done all the
*nme. The managoment of this place
of resort and high nrtlrr entertain
ments usually fees to it thut the Col
red citizens arc given ''plenty room"
to themselves. They will take our firs*
class fares, hut mont always give se
cond class place Tims it is now in
all the Opera Houses in the State:
C. G. GARGETT, A. R- LL ?.,
AT ALLEN UNIVERSITY.
From A Competent Tudge.
GEORGETOWN, S.C., March5th, '08,
Messers Nix and Holmes/-Editors
"PEOPLE RrcoRnr.R;" Some people
speak, or writer/or honor, commenda
tion and say well done for a name.
But when I noan the PEOPLE'S
PIECORDRR, I say Nix End Holmes
ure leading: journalistic men.
When I beheld the improvement
made on the journal, and being naked
of our popular and earnest corres
pondent (I?, 13. Anderson) what I
thought of it. I was compelled to
say, the RECORD KR is bound to lead
and that the editors are not only
telling the Negroes what lo do. and
how to be au intelligent race, but
demonstrating what can be done
with energy, courage, slickability*
push and stamina.
The Negroes must stop so much
talking ard praising Negro brain
and Negro enterprises and begin to
show more of their ability for busin
ess, and desire of progress h}' their
fiancial support. "Action not
words," I hope that thc Negroes
will show their knowledge of a good
thing and tho appreciation of the
RECORDER to such an extent, that
when the year rolls around and the
zealous editors shall have looked afc
their account book and list of sub
scribers, t'ney will be made to ex
claim-Eureka (I have found ifc) 1
am an admirer and supporter of Ne
gro journalism, because it is doing
more to enlighten and elevate our
people than anything save the pul
The editorials of the RECORDER
are thoughtful and inspiring and the
paper is always full of wholesome
and necessary advices to the race and
nation. 1 could say more, good
things of the RECORDER, but ? must
conclude while saying, 1 congrain*'
editors on their thrift: fiope
is not in vain, nnd^"*
iie RECORDER wil?M
Beaufort, S. C.
March 10th. 03.
At a mass meeting of the citizen!
of Beaufort, omi vicinity held at th*
towu hall. Wednesday night, the
'Jud. lust., lion. C, A. Reed nu el
ected Chairman, and Dr. N. J.
Konncdy; Secretary. Aftor tho or-!
gaulzatlon was effected, the follow
ing Preamble and Resolutions vrere
WHEREAS on the 2ud, day of Fob.
180S, one of tbs most brutal and out
rageous crimes"ever known to .any
civilized Con nt ry, occorsd ia
State nf Sooth Carolina, to wit; th*
hrntal murder of Frazior B. Baker'
and infant child, and tho burying of
of his homo nt Lake City, in Willi
amsburg Connty, which waa also
the Post Office of that town, and th?
cremation of tho bodies of both of
them in the flamen, also the wound
ing, perhaps fatally, of bia bosom
coinpauion, a son and two daught
WHEREAS the citizens of Lake
City must hare been the prime act
or?, or in sympathy with thom, and
TPfirRKA.s wo have arrived at a
period io which even a suckling
babe in ita mothers arms, is not safe
from the blood-thirsty and fiendish
mob, consisting of from 300 to 400
Be IT RESOLVED, That we heartily
and earnestly cr uemn and de
nounce, not on1 the outrageous act
itself, but also the epirit of the peo
ple who would|enoonroge or tolerate
it in thoir midst.
RESOLVE!*- ?-?vTHHU, That w0 re
gard thia as an additional" exjdenoo
of the absolute insecorety of lifo and
proporty in the Southern States,
especially in South Carolina:
BE IT FURTHER . ussoLVBU, That
we, tb? the people of Beaufort,
without regard to politics and pol
itical affiliations, respectfully call
upon tho President of the ^Dnl^ed;
States and th* Governor of^cj^th
Carolina, to use all the pd^rifc<;of
tba respective ?orernri??D]^ whjcb
I they reposent, to,b*r|?|^^|^*. f;n\]ty
.partied to 3u^^?^j?j^^fV't'the
Ixepetltin of ?im^s^?^gjg^e?'''
RESOLVED FURTTF?a7Th?t_*A c
of Jfe^^M resolutions be tarn
the press, a copy be sent to the^f,
aident of the United States;
Post Master General, the Qq
cf South Carolina, and to tht???$t
licted family. . ??
ADDITIONAL RESOLUTION?. '\
RESOLVED, That we, the jpityizeos'
of Beaufort and vicinity,, ijtV Mass
Meeting assembled, condeena on*
T. G?. White, the regular correspon
dent for tb? Charleston Ke'Jrfl-iand
Courier at thia place,- for his; false
unmanly and cowardly art^ehj whit
ten and published in.,the JsBtitf of
that paper of th? 28tb^t,$? which
be attempted to reflegt'^iaJ^. the
charaoter and etaudlngiojpitw $???
mitte? who called t^fej^fe^^S
RESOLVED F?RTirah^?^t! W*hil*
th* member* of tbe^^n)|^?. Deed
no defense in th is cftjgbm oinitj, those
who know T. G. '?^t^ktW
him to be a man; un^irthy^f the
long as it
of our peopj?'
Bear editor ;
ought be in
prond to 41} '
they calh, ?.
? ??fo?binE it
baily Register Flayed.
Concluded from laat iiau?
This comment is rather long but
cannot dismiss it until I remind
ou that I seo one quality in
our editorial of tho 23rd that I ad
njiire: When you threaten dito and
Iii?mediate punishment to lianna
*nd -McKinley for bossing the re
publican party and appointing Ha
ker pestnm?ter. you would make a
worthy accomplice of Don Quixote
ifjli wind mill fight,
! Suppose you oe*se to rail at the
(wolf ,froin the home top. Come
down, gt> to the pond at Lake City
fc?t you three hundred electric eel?,
thence to the National Capitol, call
up H?nna and Melvin ly and hang
tbem dead by the neck for offending
the pride of South Carolina, then
shake yourself like a scuttle tish in
the ware of republican comiption,
let the eels catch the Tibration and
|with their caudal appendages, you
ican there be " the result in shocking
the republican party and the north
'generally, into a realization of the
fact that the people of the South
will never consent to the elevation
of the Negro to positions of power
aud authority over white men, etc."
This punishing lianna and McKinly
aud shocking the republican party,
otherwise than on a housetop and a
little nearer the iceue ?f action, ii
"a drastic measure, a dreadful re
course" but is simply a brate and
heroic tran putting into execution
himself, what lie ao easily advises
others to do, and praises for what
has been done. Such editorals are
fraught with mischief. They en
courage white men who are irate
aud BksViy "vTruuuht up, not only to
murder Negroes ?or any HUI? offence,
but to murder other white men.
You are a strong and forcible writer
and I say to-you as the good Chiron
taught Jason, bis pupil, ''That tho
noblest use of strength is to assist
thc, weak" Rather than to do oth
erwise, werel you, I'd pin my paper
to tba auction block.
C. G. GARRETT.
teg It baa been sometime
?pee I have written to jour mach
)oT0d and honored, companion. So
?many tilings have happened' until I
scarcely know of what to.writs. Kvery
body is delighted with the'sKCOROEa's
change. It is positive proof of the
pluck energy and brain of its managers
we bid you God ?peed. As to the
Lake City outrage on fc>. C. civiliza
ion you have expressed our sentiment
From a ministers stand point it is a
fearful commentary on the moral
standing of the State, lt is noticabls
that only one white paper whose news
we have preserved spoke in defense of
such a hellish crime, but all others sud
ministers who spoke of it in their ser
mons seem only sorry because out-sid*
ero will and .fSaTs.?Gndemued U if
that ls I Ifs oi?v'resspn a* it seems -It
is'fajv ?nd^|mie.- Thjr pas safe of the
t?lyjhatt^e:??Ts'on element of
^jte peoj??? 'that U controling the
[he State.;.-No intelligent white m?n
that lias a sense of honor and to any
:icgree recognition of his individua]
responsibility to ?od would endorse
it or speak in any war lu its favor
in tn y opinion in mere than one way,
they are charging the cannon and col
lecting the army that shall destroy
themselves. Let us thon let them a
looe. Be men aland together learn to
labor and to w*fe&?
^l|opeV there will not. bs further
?ro?di between our secular and de
nominational papers, the whole thing
ia uncalled forHhd tends to flo harm.
Trust we shall think high in this mat
ter even though we live peor.
*v* J, C. Tobin.
WORD FOR &?V. BLAIR
ON THE SAWPIT.
Mr. Editor. -
Dou't TOO nkey wi lb tho
poll tb* buzz saw yon might ho irai
ecuatcd. Congressman Murray hold* j
Th? Joint Behool cxihllion andlcon-'
cort given under tho auipecies of Mrs.
E. C. Moultrie, and Mitt J. E. Raw
ley, Monday evening tatt for tho beue
fit of the Howard Graded behool net
ted a nico Bum,
Her, Sallen, accompanied by sev?r
al of hil official brtiherii.conducted
Divine Bervices at Prospect Hill, Wac.
enmaw, Sunday morning laat. The
Reverend delivered a most excellent!
. crmon at Bethesda Sunday night, hu
tho "DAXQER or BEMQIOUB iKiriciaiox" ?
Mr. Stephen Alston, and Mia?
Sarabanu Gibbs, and also Mr. Hichari\
Evana and Miss Margaret Walker,
ware both happily married this week
one on Wednesday and the other on
Thursday evening. May their path
way bs aire wo with flowers, and Am-,
encan eagles but not 16 to 1 ratio.
A rich treat is ia store for the)
lovers of historic talents. Tba Sun
day School teachers and mein ban of |
the choir of Rethel church, are now
practiciug for a joint concert and mus
icale And we predict that it will be!
.ecoad to none, that has ever been
give? hero before. In fact it will be!
"rara avis" As those who are ex
pected.to participate have combination
of great musical ability and talents.
The program will be quite elaborate
and entertaining will also ba repleta
with musical gems, etc.
Miss Minnie Rhode's, aunt died laat!
Saturday at Foster's aud was buried j
Prof. Garret's scorcher on tba Laka!
City outrage, struck the nail on tho]
Tho boys say that President Me j
Kiniey, did the right thing In appint
ment of the Hon, L. D. Melton, TJ. ti.1
Marshall for South Carolina.
Miss Mary Weathers, died Sunday]
morning last afterbeiug sick for some- j
Iiishop Grant will be accorded a!
g .-and reception on his arrival here|
Sntnrday. Rig preparations are being
made in his behalf, by the Ale ward ripes
of Bethel church. His reputation as j
an intellectual giant and a noted pul-1
pit orator adds to tho importance of]
irclo of friends oljaMr. '
m., who is now inhibe
Vat Wilmington,. $ C,,!
hi for ?liia: r?cvV. *
Will be pleased to lear j
that he is being well eared for.
Rev. Dr. B. H. William?, preached
a forcible and able sermon, on the
La ko City outrage. Depicting' in n
most vivid manner the horrible deed,
An indignation meeting was held Fri
day uigbt, and resolutions wore adopt
ad condemning the awful and terrible |
. Rev. McFarland, of Salters Ja here!
.visiting his brother-in-law Rev. R. li.
The far famed little filibustering j
steam tug Dauntless of Savannah, Ga.
commanded by Capt. J. W. Floyd,
young- bandiome, bright looking black [
? G uban, steamed into Dort Sunday night
about nine o'clock,1 which created quite
a sensation; among the Inhabitants ot !
our city. As lt took but a few moments
for the news of her arrival to spread,
like wild fire: And from then up to the
lime of her departure, on Monday morn
lng eleven o'clock, the dull monotory
along the water-front of the placid Sam
p ; was broken: Large croWds, white
and black crowded the wharves to
catch a glimpse of the daring little fili
buster and her Negro capatin. - She li a
handsome looking yatch of the most
graceful lines, with two mast and carries
three sails. Also double expanison
engines of the most powerful build.
One hundred aud ten feet long and
about eighteen feet beam. Of ninety
tonnage register. Draws ten and half
when coaled and har tanks are full,
of water. Th? Dauntless ls under Ub?l
for violating the U.S. law; a Deputy \
Marshall is aboard of her all the tlsae.l
She makes twelve to fifteen knots por
hour with ease. Carries a crew of from I
ten to twelve men all ar? colordd ex*
cept the chief engineer and his assistant |
nnri the mate. Your correspondent had
.i pleamre of being introduced to Capt
I? by Capt., A. A. Wilson, who
fc.r?fai^jfn. ;pprt. Ka bas mada
??untlasi ovar a year. lt? ii var;
.loue and distr?ete Itt^nm
We are informed that the ownurs ott
the boat have the g restes t coufldeivce''
In hi?*akiU and ability nu u gallant com
mander. Tho I >?,uii tlc BS and Martha
Helen, ta; t Potter, cain? hero from
Florida in tow of two or tbreo powerful
Dredge boatt, which will be used I y
tke xoTcrnmcnt contractors tn buSUP.n j?
the jetties at tho eatran?e of th? barbi r
near North and Hontb Islands. Tho
opening of the work on the same wi. I
gire employment to hundreds ol ou .
n m mm mm I ?? I.II? ? ? ? ' I ?
Thc Press, Thc Pulpit
Their Opinions Reviewed I
I. n. Miller, Pastor St. Mal- Ut
A. M, E. Chmch, Orangel
To the Editor of PEOPLE'S . . .
DBE it is through your valuable , apt.
pnblished in the interest of the Negro
race that I wish to he heard, But be
fore I enter upon the discussion of my
(several topics, allow me to say to my
many readers, "That it is human to
err.'' Tba opinions of the press of
thia and other states in attempting to
characterise the recent and most dia
bolical and inhuman aet, committed at
Lake City in thc county of Williams
burg, S. C., have in their way of
expressing such brutal acts concluded
that this foul killing of Baker and hin
b*ba and the cremation of their
bodies, the maining for life others of
t- t familiy hava beyond doubt reached
tl. . climax of crime, and to them is
di much commendation, ns well as td\
th citizens of tho state, who along
wit . have been loud in their condem
nation, Now Mr. Editor it remains
to ie seen whether or not it has
reacbed the climax!
The future will SOOB tell; Some one
has said that intelligence or money ia
power, in this instance, Negro killing
seemsj to avail nothing and hence it
bacomWa necessary to insert another
term jwhich I would say, ?'Action.'*
Let the, Negroes, act ^discreetly, judis
cionsly, ?.and timely. This will be the
power. Such actions on his part
would o'- ea sentiment, which must
he, heft fhja thjng or evil will eve*
culminai tts aentime- .must first
take pla. %e pr,v?te . .Lcu^f??
will atre ^ja^t^jftrx J do.i ta duty?
it will he
who Ms ;
killed mn t first^aet;
the dead past, bears out' tfi'|^jatate--V'
ment, I cite you to white-cap and . yripi ;;.
kluxisra in ; this state as well as injtyjjfr'ig-.
other states.'-; .Lest seo if this mob kij- '9?
ling of Baker has reamed the; cl?maxf
Bas il! Time' al or. a can answer. ^Toe*W
press of th^ state arid'a few of ?ts gO0<V. "
citizens but 'that ii no real substantial
action. Two men killed at th?' Lake..
City tragedy would haye, dons' .morex**
to arrest crime thaii every line or wordV. !
that has been written er spoken.? N/ot-f;
withstanding. ^Hjab-.tK?fc; wo?ld ' hwe
been a cyme within its self of which X
am opposed of any man committing;
But action against action often puts an
end to greater actions. Has it reached !
th? climax! Is Baker th? last that in to
fall! I hear aithonsand "No" corling
from the montais of the prejudiceot che
low and the +il lianna and why d oes
this answer come. Because a bail put
into aetion o? an evil allowed tb go
unchecked (save the good- sayings or
the condemned remarks the few.,) will
continue to' move in a straight dire<>
tion unless it is aubatantially acted up
on, sd; says the books. I urgo then by
eayingN^the courts mast stop the balls
from entering into the Negroes, body;
or the thing will in time, begin to re
act, and in many uases or instances, rc?
action'* ia worse than action. 'My
frienda thara is 'a sleeping 'dog some
where, do don! wake that sleeping
Reader this thing is, bordering on to
desperation, and it now seems apt>ar>
ant-that it must be' handled witbdes- .
perate hands. The pulpit condamna
this killing of Baker in no uncertain
terina. The Kev. Gentlemen from
Gretnrille, S. C, (white) need to he
cammended in tho highest terme
Along with others of his race he speaks
of the evils of his state, this act in par
ticular ahowa dearly its on ward march
frorabad to worse, Than pojnfct}^
nabilltv of the- states of?-*
the tnt're in"_
ciala to do their duty in their pr?t
?regardless of the fact that Mn
both race?, are being brutally shofc^it
killed.) Becansa aayahe of a wanton
aentiment, againat au ^ action rT
calls upon the good > I '??.
? l^Velil wiU auti^the