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OR AN CEBU RC, S. C.
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SATURDAY, JULY 81, 1875.
No Strife among brethren.
iossible that some of our read
loLteed' the severe t?rn? in
ka of our white friend? are
[sk for robbing the colored
leople, or at least, misappropriating
funds raised to ?id them. It seems
that the election of one of the seer -
taries of the American Missionary
Society to the Presidency of the
Ho??rd University in pluce of a Col
ored man* was the occasion of this
recent expression of a long felt feel
ing of dissatisfaction. The New York
?F?Ine*? bas a good article on this
subject, from which the following is
aa extract :
lu the second place the American
Missionary Association, which seem
to be now the object of special dislike,
was cou cooneel! for the grand purpose
of espousing the cause of thc slave, a
most necsaary and heroic work at tin
lime. It incured general obloquy for
its abolition principles, its missionar
ies and teachers were violently persej
cuted and forced to flee from the
South, but in the face of the most
discouraging obstacles it did what il
could with noble perseverance. When
the war broke out it made a most
strenuous effort to follow- the North
ern armies with its teachers and mis
sionaries to aid the blacks as soon as
.et free, and with the aid of the Freed
men's Bureau it occupied the field
with missionary teachers rs fast as it
was recovered to the Union. At one
-time the association had five hundred
missionary laborers in the South, and
the schools they opened are wc pre
sume, open still, several of them hav
ing been developed into colledges.
No society, probably, in the history
of the world labored more assiduously
or successfully for the elevation of
.ny people than this Society did for
the colored race. It was the channel
fcfcough which great numbera of North
ern Christians poured forth their mon
ey.-like water, to elevate and evange
lise thc freedmen, and most faithfully
did it appi> that money. Nor ia its
work over. It has tomo half-dozon
well-appointed and most successful
colleges at work in the South train
ing colored youth for teachers, min
fotexs, and missionaries. If the race
ts to be elevated, it will Kc mainly
through these colleges.
Now, are these Northern donors
who constitute the American Mission
ary Association to be condemned
because they have sleeted r/hite men
to administer their bounty ? Surely it
was their business to put men they
knew and trusted for wisdom, pru
di ncc, and ability, as well as integri
ty, into the management of their so
ciety. Had they chosen Fred'k Dou
glas fot manager, what certainty was
there that he would have done any
totter than he has done as President
linen's Savings Br.nk ?
*Wo clo not for a moment imagine that
ba WM a participator in the robbery
ofthat bank-on the contrary, we he
Kevo In bis rectitude--but he had not
ike ability to perceive, or strength of
character to prevent ii? depletion by
the clever Washington ring of scound
tti? who got themselves put into the
management- fer tho? purpose, appar
ently of robbing it.
J? all missionary efforts it has been
found necessary to keep the manage- ..
mont in thc bairds of those who give i
the funds, and1 not to put it into the 1
hands of those who are to receive the ti
benefit of them. The latter often i
think th y should have the handling t
of the money and the fixing of their t
own salaries, hut this does not work v
well. In some cases one of the race J
to be 'benefited is admitted to the t
committee of management, but either v
the whole committee has to give over \
I he management into his hands on :
account of bis presumed superior a
knowledge, or to declin? his advice ; i
und in any case all >he rest of the t
race are jealous of him, and are apt <
to accuse him of favoritism ami un- ?
fairness. For these reasons we cannot i
therefore, blame the Amurcan Mis
sionary Association for keeping the t
management of its adah's from the si
race that ia to be benefited. When t
colored men get their own luissouary *
ami educational eocieties, and sup- ?
port them, the,\ will be in the rigli. i
position to manage them also and <.
every one will wish that- that da^ <
may Soon come. 1
With respect tb* robbing- Howatd
University to establish a Congrega- ?
tional chu*ch in Washington, thc facts 1
are, we understand, thut a part of the *
endowment fund of the University i
was loaned to thu Congr.tg ilionul |
Church there, which ?B suid to be the
only church in Washington that ad
mits colored people on precisely the
same footing as whites. Thc luau is
at the full rute of interest, and is se
cured by property to nearly doubU
the amount. ,
The colored-men are right in doing |
all itv their power to foster m-mhood, ,
independence, self-sup*, ort, and busi
ness management among their bretti* ,
ren, but to distrust and denounce ,
those who have doue somuch for them .
is simply monstrous ingratitude.
Such conduct is somewhat akin tu t
to that of the Jews,who cried concern- j
ing their best fr lead and benefactor, t
"Crucify Him ! crucify Him I" and it
is calculated-to deprive them of the j
confidence of their white friends gen- .
emily. We trust, therefore, that h
Fredrick Douglas and- other leading j
men among them will not allow their ,
own personal feelilitfs to injure their
race by obstructing the stream ot
Northern sympathy and aid tor the
great work of their moral elevation.
A Colored Man's Views of a Col
ored Declaration of Independ? nee.
CHARLESTON, S. C , July 28, 1875.
To the Editor of the Free Citizen.
O ran g* burg, S. C. :
DKAK Sin :-I have read with some
interest an editorial in your issue of
the 24lh inst., under the ca pt ron-.
..No interest in the hack mau.'*
Your article commences with a
quotation from a Washington tele
gram noticing a meeting held there,
the object of which meeting was to
starla newspaper in the interest ot
the colored people.
The following words from i lie quo
ted telegram attracted my attention,
as well as your timely and sensible
criticism thereon; viz: .Hue general
sentiment of the meeting being that
this was absolutely necessary, as the
white man no longer took am inte
rest in the black man," &c. Now,
Mr. Editor, I am a black mnu, if you
please, certainly in the sense in which
the words were used in the quoted
telegram-and, in the interest ot fi vi
millions of thc forty millions inhabit
ing this country, living under one
flag, claiming equal protection and
.equal rights and privileges with all
others, I solemnly protest against, any
such declaration as bein?* tin unwar
rantable and senseless discrimin?t-ow
Sir, when the honorable, the gifted
and much resjvected Frederick Doug
las advised the colored people to de
pend more upon themselves- and not
continually to hang on ?he coat t-ktrts
of our more favored brother, and
also warned them of the design
ing and unprincipled demagogues,
(and all of them are not while men),
I agreed with him and inwardly
thanked him for this timely advice;
but, sir, 1 cannot believe that Mr.
Douglas, or even Mr. Langston, or
any other colored man who luis sense
enough to know when he is hungry,
would endorse any such tom fouler
as is contained in the words quoted
Sir, the bet efforts of my humble
life (for ten yeans at least), and the
best efforts of some- ot tho greatest
j minds in thc country, long before I
Il-"". ?.???.lillBIMII ll HM -
vas thought of oven, have hoon given '
H iii? interest or thal genuine repuh-j
??..ail is in tn government which knows j
io distinction cn account of rac?,
.olor, &o. Sir, let newspapers hi
?wited and published ami edited i>\
olored men. We want them, und
vant them badly, ay coadujors to
Warper'* Meekly and other papers
hut ever defend' the black man as
veil us thc white m-m whenever op?
tressed or discriminated axai OMI as
LU American citizen and a tuan; but
.ir, Iel us not pul otirseivi - in the
tdiculotis position of going before
he wot ld upon a "colored d?clarai ion
if independence,'-' as many under-1
itand the quoted' words' above to
Let the black man abd the white
nan, und r thc hantier ot one country
md one citizenship, recognize uni
ludet stand the law ol' mutual depend'
.nc?, cultivate friendly r?-lui hms,each
espeeling the tights and the lawful
?rivileges of the. other, without dis
.riminutions on ttoeotini or colorer
lircuinslances of birth, and all will i
This is the duty of the white man
md the black mun abke; '.his is the
uisiness and t he work of the pi ess,
Controlled h\ white or colored men.
his is the ilttt> of thc hour h_v pulpit,
ness and roaliutn.
Respe? I fully,
A J RA NS I EU.
Ol? ANO rill" KG S. C. I
Ji.l.\ 2lJ h 1H7?. J
K DI Toll FUFE t ITIZKN :-Il is bel
lom thai I notice Ute effusions ol'
iek-spittles and Svcophau's, liul a
.ecent account, piddiatied in llie
yetc.t aud Courier, of the ddficullv
Vilich 1 became involved in a! Blanch*
rille with Hall, my then partner, is
io utterly al valiance willi truth und
MI deeply steeped-in a gangrene pu j"
lice against me, thai I cannot refiain
rom making ibo following corree
lu the firs' place Ii.di Was never
iroprieior of thu Blackville Sun, as
isseried by the Branchville minde*
?'T?pt. 'I'lie puper Wilt? owned b\ tia
ni.illy ; und, iii the second place, I?
lid not tire u reek les Iv rfiill' ti? li no
regard for those on the platform," hup
lied to defend'ni's 8 lt'as liest I c ul I
inder the chcumsiunces. Perhaps ii
L had not done this, but had entered !
mil before a Trial Justice tor a hun
ired dui I As s dan.age lo my characiei
[us did tlie coi respondent afoiesuid
nee upon a lim", alter being accus d
ot a certain crime bcd down in iii?,
jocks.) Ii? Nrws und Courier A- U! ?
lave received a ?I lb-rent report,
i am horn de cumba! now Mr Iv h
or, aud almost IIKI weak lo write,
mt I w ant those * ho have cue ethe*
tcribendi on ibo bruin lo know iba: I
nope anon to tie nb lo lo defend iu\?
leif against their attacks no mutter
iu wh t shape thet ma-, come.
Youis very 11 uly,
J. KFLUKK MKYr.Ka.
Prayer in the Family.
The first Church was a fain!it
Church, the first priesthood and min
istry were over a household, ami the
[list social prayer was doubtless in
he home circle. Il is not needful to
ie argued out, or scot, forth in the
form of scriptural proof, that there
lliollld be prayer in tin* house. Our
Methodist rules assume that. it. is one
if several other duties which the
.Spirit wriies on truly awakened
marts." Such persons in iv neglect
t, they ma\ decline the performance
"rom lack of courage, or l t om fan
ned incapacity, hilt they cannot be
dear in their consciences.
It is good for the whole family
?ile, children, guests, nod .servants
A> worship God in this way. Even
he cats and dogs, and other domes
.ic animals, come lo recognize thu
isage, and seem the better for il,
hough they may not nu lentitud tho
mport as fully a* their masters.
Servants may avoid participation, but.
Lhey feel the influence, and are con
scious that. God is under the roof as
'diove it. Candes? and ungodtv neigh
bors come to know it, and in spite of
Ihemsclvea look upon that house as
li flo rent from theirs, and hatter. It
I a testimony to thc world without,
witnessing for the tim lu and preach
ing in an humble way. Going to
mureil is in the line of respect aHHtv,,
ind deep piety need not lie supposed,
but prayer and praise daily at home
indicate more than conformity to thc
labile and fa?hion of a community.
Can that he cal kr) a religious buiilte in
which there ia no family worship?
The world 3uys nay, and so say we.
Tllere may be pious individ?ala in it
hut there is no Church in the house.
lt does not stand in th? aggregate as
a religious household, and ii?** testi
mony in this capacity is waneing.
R. R. Execution TO OKANOEBURO.
-Thc Central Club of South Caroli
na, have arranged an excursion to
Orangebnrg, for the purpose of a
celebration of emancipation m the
West I lidia Islands. Fi et I Douglas
and tither distinguished speakers of
lliis, and other states expected. The
meeting to be on the Second of Any.
on the grounds of 'he dulbil Univer
sity.- Four bands of music are ad
vert'tined to be ptcsent. A good
tim?! ta expected. The Committee
of Arrangements say tickets for the
round trip eau be pr? eui ed at the
ltd lowing places, for the annexed
places: Charleston to Oiangeburg
ami return $1 50- J dm M. Fteemrn
*iieenvillc to Orutigchurg $1,50
Wildon Cook. Columbia tb Orauge
tvrg ami return. $1.00-Cooper &
TKITLRS.-Michael Angelo was out-1
dn\ explaining to a visitor at his
studio nhal be bad been doing to a
statue since his previous visit.
1 I have retouche I this put, polish
ed that, softened this feat ute, brough!
lout that muscle, given some expres
sion to this lip. and more energy to
"Hutt ?'.se are trifles;" remarked
I the visitor.
"Ii m y be so." replied the sculpt
tor ; "hut re -oiled that trifles make
. peafection, anti perfection is no
CANV SSERS vannai f..r two
supcrh wiiik> i.i Fli nch <nt. . Little Hun?
away and her Pets." and lie pretty p-dr'
.The Dinner, anil the jfap " These
picture* ure worthy nf a place, ia nutty
Ax?t'3 ?m<l inexpensive ein?iifh tor th?
I simplest ?ii Mug rapidly, ned I'AKF. ON
SlOHT. We ?uaraniee ready saha. ??.nd
j titt il s. an tpiiek 1'eliiriH. Any active
, per?.m who will 'ake hold can mike n
liHiid-otiie loc'nue. .Send for ?air hesi
term.?, at ?inc?*
J If Fono ? Co..
I 27 Park Pince. New York
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Rock Ashcv!l-u ami Warm springs N ?'.
Stage- lei (.tenn S:>riii>C** .-nul Cherokee
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j i?n?l TJ.iion Railroad at Rjcli'w Ulli Hint Spartau
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The following ?M eurabin Uckots will bann ?nie
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little more th?n tin; above Ogiire?.
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Xliis lu tin? ?4).orte*t .inri mint ?lirer.t route to
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ItHOTItlltS. A di ess
HAUI'KH ?t UUOTHF.US, New York.
CONTINUED to sell his LIQUORS
ant? SEGA RS
He keeps on hand anti is rociving
daily, fresh supplies of
And a general supplv of merchandise.
CAlVL BEFORE BUYING.
S. lt WILSON. J. T. WILSON
SAM'L fl. WILDON & BRO.
Wholesale and li?tail D'-alura
fl I? I tlRaCEftljES^
300 King St.. Charleston, 8. C.
May 15-1 f
j ^R. A. c. PUK KS.
Dealer in all kinds of
Dnigs and Medicines.
Dr Dukes hus hud Niue. Years Experi
LMiceiu Driigaatid Medicine*amtfhoronh
ly tiiidersruiids lits business. ki-i-p^
efitisiKiilly mi a large supply nf Good*
usually found in a
First-class Drug Store,
J.f??T' unfit! at ten lion paid tn flu- com
pounding ot Prescriptions and ali orcler*
promptly al tem let I to (all on hhn at
Iii?? E'opular Drut; Sti re.
Oraiufcbur?. Feb 13.1875.
li ? ^
T. Kill ft III.,
Having removed to their
New Brick Store, are now
better prepared to meet the
wants of their customers
Their elegant stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER
CLOTHING cannot be sur
Call at thc old stands
Theodore Kohn & B50
ADVERT?SF/M E N T S.
I will open this murnini? a lot ?f tb*
ever offered in ?iii? tua rift, c
UNC OLORED JAPAN OOLONGS.
And in order to cultivate a trade |V?
these line grades I will ?ell ? Irene
A' 1? ii. If JL. O W ,
1 bave also received this morning auothe*
Solomon's Fancy Flour
Fresh ground and Made especially
for me from the
iTiuotat si?io?i'.H! "Wisca?,
I have never had a complaint ot
thin brunet of flour.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 1
Inferior KEROSENE OIL is so darr
g?rons ?nd so many accidents hiYe oc
curred from its use, I have been induced,
at the repeated solicitation of toy custo
mers, to purchase o supply of pure Oil
for their use. I have just receive ter?
PURE WHITE KEROSENE
Of 134 Are test. I will sell this Pure
Oil cia aper than the same grado of Oil
can be sold at in tin* city. Futilities use
ing titi? Oil are safe. The us? of the
common Oils now
FLOODING THE MARKET
i- equivalent to bringing info th? family
destruction and death!
I have also rccuived :
IO Tierces Fresh Cured Davis* Hams,
10 Boxes Cream Cheese, direct from
25 Firkins Goshen Duller, direct from
the Dairy, which has all the
freshness and flavor of the flow
5 Tierces of Baltimore Sugar-Cured
10 Burrel? of Extra Mem Mackerel,
averaging twenty ounces.
25 Sacks LngHayra Coffee, equal to
50 Sacks of assorted Rio, by last Rio
With a full supply of
Froiii ttl fi od.
ily stock is full, with fvr?ces. tow tfi4
good times comme?
' Thanking the pubtTc for their very lib
eral patronage, and sollcitm* lt? contin
uance, I will do my best to merit- th*
O A Itt* V 80LOMON>
Golximbia. So, OB?