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The Yazoo Tragedy.
As a closing sequel to the Yazoo
tragedy ot Chrisimas eve, foar more
colored men have been made to suffer
death without judge or jary. The
whole country understands what is
meant by the kiiling of negroes in
the South, accused of rapine and mur
der; it is simply anotber one of the
many dastardly outrages to b chroni
cled in blood snd symbolized in tears,
deeds perpetrated by the remuants of
red shirt victimeg, shot gun clubs and
klu klux clans. In the midst of ali
these crimes it seem= strange that the
average S uthern bulldezer cannot
see that the negro no lenger dies Lke
a dog, but dies game. The manly
resist-nce of Foote 18 a striking «vi
dence of the manhood that is begin
ning to take root in the hearts of
colored men in the South. There
certainly must be some way of putting
an end to these crimes; it the right
eous indignation of an oppressed
people will not do it, then the Govern
ment wmust protect its citizens It is
too late now to go over the ground
that ought to have been ploughed up
immedistely following the war. The
magnanimity of this Government to
ward the Southern traitors is bearing
its fruits. This trouble would never
hece et mid to dtrdted Ml BWILR
a bhalf dozen other of the lcaders;
this would have been the finishing
stroke to the rebellion, and nothing
would have remaioed to regret
Puirapeirnia. Jan, 2,188 L,
Entered into rest on Wednesday,
December 19, 1883, Mrs. Elizabeth
Bowers, widow of the late J. W.
Bowers, of Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly
of Philadelphia.
In the death of Mrs. Bowaers, the
poor and needy have lost a true and
tried friend, and it will be difficult
to find one to fill the vacant place.
The young, the old, the rich and the
poor all found her a constant and able
At her elegant and hospitable
home she welcomed many from all
parts of this and foreign countries
she was an inteligent christain lady,
and many young men and women
can testify how through her kind ad
vice and ample means she helped
them up the rugged hill of life and
made them self sustaining.
Mrs. Bowers was a commauicant
member of the St. Poiilip . E.
Church of N. Y., she was concious of
her end and satd to those around her
that her calm traust was in her
Saviour in whom she belicved and
had implicet hope.
GENTLEMAN George Pendletor has
been Payne-tully snowed under in the
Ohio Senatorship contest.
Tue ~pring campaign will soon be
open. and the bigh flyer ward politi
cian will be a bigger man than Grant.
SoME of our exchanges are naming
Logan and Long for President and
Vice President. An ever patient
public have a longing to know who
Long is. :
Tue New York Globe would have
us all be free-traders, but from the
amount of capital the average colored
man has iovested in iron, &ec., we
ought to be the highest kind of pro
tectionists. ' _
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Mg. 8. O. WirLiams, colored loesl
editor of the Philadelphia Sunday
Mercury, who furnishes the Chocolate
Caramel Column for the colored
readers of the Mercury, is being
hunted by a number of Philadelphia’s
gociety young men with clubs, who
swear vengeance upon Williams for
publishing them as being among the
guests at the house of a noted courte
san on Christmas eve.
Tue colored people of Pennsylva
nia are slowly recognizing the exist
ence of a paper devoted to their inter
sy - i e
ests. +We bid @ hearty i'elqfié“ to
our @tempoé into the State. But
we b&g ins;?vthe State know more
of the people’s wants thap those on
the outside.
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Journalistic Depravity.
We conclade that journalism has
reached its lowesl level when an em
ployee cf a paper is allowed to vent
his spleen and petty jealousies upon
genilemen (to whose standing he
cannot possibly attain), by an attempt
at blackmail. We refer to an article
which appeared in last Sunday’s issue
of a Philadelphia paper,. partly de
voted to colored society talk. The
gentleman in question, in what may
be fitly termed DBuzzards Vomit,
made a decided failure in attempting
to impress bis readers with the enor
mity of an offense entirely visionary
acd basely manufactured, for this
highly moral gentlemanr’s affinity for
falsity, and bis unenviable position
among men, are too well known. lis
ivitials arc very suggestive of his
sphere in life, and as a natural se
quence it would be both impossible
and unkind, exspectare aliquid ab tale.
Our advice to such journalists (?) is,
to exchange their pens for picks and
spad: s, and inter themselves in depths
impenetrable to the gaze of this horrid
world. Humanity wiil not suffer, and
the poor sepsitive beings, so exceed
ingly moral, will enjoy peace aud rest.
Insisting On Their Rights.
Tue Cororep Crrizex’s CoNVENTION
Norwici, Dee. 30.
The convention of colored citizens
of the State aseembled in this city
y(‘:-x:.,erday to discuss the question of
¢ vil rights ss affected by the decision
of the Supreme Court declaring the
Civil Rights bill unconstitutional, was
largely attended by iofluential dele
gates from all parts of Connecticat.
Walter 11. Burr; of this city, was
chosen Chairman. Mr. Burr, in a
ringing speech, said: **The colored
peopls have the balance of political
power in this State, and the dominant
party must walk straight or the par
ties will' change. We must accord
the present Democratic Governor the
usion ot the State militia, a move
mect which is in advance of any
movement ever before made in bebalf
of this people. The sincerity of the
next legislature is to be tested upon
colored p«.OplE; The intention of this ‘
organizition is to arous2 the colored
citizens of this state to a realization
of their strength, and to a united
effort for theirrights.” After speeches
by Major Delanay, of South Carolina;
Mr. Claggert or Ilsrtford, sand
George Jaffiies of Meriden, the fol
lowing resolution was passed:
Resolved, That the {fourteenth
amendment of the constitution con
ters the right of citizensbip upon all
persons born or mataralized in the
United States and gubjeet to ths
jurisdiction thereof. It was the
special purpose of this amendment to
insure to members of the colored race
the fall enjoyment of civil ond politi.
cal rights. Certain statutory provis.
ions intended to secure the enforce
ment of those rights have been re
cently declared unconstitutional by
the Supreme Court, any legislation
by which the Legislature may law
fully supplement the guarantee which
the Constitation affords for the equal
rights, priviliges, and imwunity of
citizenship will receive our hearty
Mr. Jeffries made the speech of the
meeting, declaring that the colored
people had been accorded full politi
ca! rights. “The Legislature may pass
laws till doomsday” said he “telling
the people to respect you, but it ¢n
not enforce guch laws, for the virtue
within you must command for ycu
respect. The success of civil rights
is within you. We are holding a
position to-day I mever expected to
see—a position the world never
before witnessed—the raising of a
people so low as our people were to
be the equal of eviry man. Wehave
representatives in Congress in the
Legislature, in law, in religion, in
literature. I bhave no objection to
the placing of such a law on the stat
ute books, but if you cultivate thrift,
intelligence and virtue you will fit
yourself for the position you covet.
It is impossible for the legislature to
legislate you into the heart of a sin
gle citizen. You are a civil rights
law to yourselves; by growing in the
best elements of manhood ycu can
make your neighbor respect you, and
at the same time elevate your race.”
Before adjournment it was decided to
trom an Executive Committee com
posed of a representative from each
town in the State.
The colored people here were not,
‘aB a rule, in sympathy with the con
l vention, ot bel:eving in the eflicacy
of legislative action. ;
Concerning the Race in all
Parts of the County.
It%a fact that & resort to a Ku
@d _ outrage has occurred in the
&‘rn:éf domain of old- Edgercomb
‘county. A colored man not far from
here, was reall ;7 taken from his house
at a midpight hour, by men, whom‘
he states were masked and whipped |
until he was almost dead. —Tarboro,
(N. C.) Sextinel.
- R C. 0. Bepjamin, efq., was on
last ¥riday morning admitted to
practice in the Police Court, the mo
tion for his admission having been
made by Hon. Edgar Allen. Robin
gon Crusoe will, we trust, prove him
“self a valuable addition to the colored
bar, the present membership of which,
' we are sorry to fay is only two —
Richmond, (Va.) Star.
On Taesday 2 rematkable colored
msan died at Queenville, Ind.,, named
James M. Smith. He was aged about
pincty years, anex slave, a Democrat
and a Catholic. About thirty-five
years ago he paid $l,OOO for bimself
aod $9OO for his wife. e owned
two eighty acre farms and was aman
of character and inotelligence.—lndi
anapolis, (Ind.) World.
A number of poung colored men
of San Francisco and O:kland have
affected a permanent organization
under the name of ‘‘Haywood's
Cadets.” Followlng are the names
of officers: W. W. Talley. president;
J. V. Campbell, vice-president; Ed
ward Sampson, treasurer; O. A.
Hughes, recording secretary; Lincoln
Dennis, corresponding; Amos A.
Watking, chaplain and A'fred John
son, sergeant at arms — /2.
A correspondent of the Detroit
Plain-Dealer reviewing, the condi
tion of the colored people of Texas,
says 20 per cent. of the colored males
own land and farm with skill and
energy 40 per cent. are farm laborers
and tenant farmers; 30 per cent. are |
day lzborers in town and country and 1
about 10 per cent. are engaged in |
varions other occupations. There
ave 1507 colored sehools and 44,629
pupils in the state, 1379 teachers to !
wuom an aggregate of $140,000 per
anpum is paid insalaries.— Eaechange,
The Texas Pacific Railroad has had
to pay $6BO for refusing Mrs. John
son. colored, a seat in a first class car.
About a dozen colored men were
gent over to McAden's factory by
the Inferior court. The court gives
its prisoners to McAden to get rid of
feeding them. As we undesstand it,
“any perscn has the right to farm them
“As McAden hzs much work going on,
‘it is to his advantage to get labor as
cheap a 8 possible. Tais place has
the reputation of that of a southern
plantation twenty five years ago. —
i Charlotte, (N. C.) Meszenger.
In 1858 Charlotte Meddis, then
’ seven years old, wes separated from
her family and sold by Arteburn at
his slave pen on First street to a
trader who took her to Alabama and
disposed of her. She has been living
in Alabama ever since, and has not
seen avy of her relatives until last
week; atter many ioquiries she came
to this city and found her sister Marie
now Mrs. Soney H. Wolf, residing
at 710 Franklin street. The meeting
was indeed a happy one, and the
heliish slave traders can not again
part the sisters.— K.
A young married couple were
round fast asleep in their chairs when
the janitor went arcund to turn off
the gas after a concert in New
Lisbon, Ohio.—Zx.
Proud are we to note that mechan
ics of our race hold a high place in
the rank and file of inventors. Mr.
Smith, the investor of a self binder
reaping machine which binds with
its own straw, gave his machine s
severe tést the past harvest and the
result was astonishing, overcoming
many objections known to machines
of this order. Mr. Henry Lindon is
The white churches h:ve built and
adorned church properties worthy
of their faith. The first colored
church have also built a house costing
almost $£30,000 and paid for it out of
their poverty. Such consecration
has been followed by great spiritual
blessing.—The Watch Tower.— K.
meeting with astonishing success
with bhis adjwstable window curtain
A Mr. Washington has cempletod a
corn-husking machine which will busk
about five hundred bushels pes day
with two men. This machine will at
once be manufactured by one of the
largest firms in the state. Willism
Dixon has just put on the rozd a new
and novel platform wagen, which
speaks for the cleverness of his enter
prise. — Springfield Correspondence
Cleveland, (0.) Gazette.
The thrifty city of Lynchburg, Va.
has been visited with 2 revival, in
which the colored people have largely
ghared. . We learn from private cor
respondences that Lord’s Day 9th
more than 300 were immersed in the
three colored churches—l3so in the
First Baptist, 135 in the Methodist
and a considerable namber in the !
Second Baptist chureh. ecently our |
people have prepaired for this work ;
by building houses of God, thercby |
pledging the devotion of Ilis peoples {
From a lady who was present at
Battle Creek, Mich,, os the oceision
of the faneral of the late Sojouner |
Truth we learn the folowing par |
ticnlars: The faneral services were!
held in the church, the remains of
the deczased resting in a handsome
casket and being robed in a b!acy‘
saitin Gown. The body lay slighily
on oue side and presented the appear
ance of ene sleepine. There was a
plessant smile on her countenance
and though the cheeks were much
‘sunken and the hair very gray, she
‘appeared like a womsn abont eighty
years old. That she was loved and
esteemed by her neigkbors was
proven by the large attendance of
both colored and woite persons at the
funeral and the large number who
followed it to the grave. In fact
some pride was manifested that so
noted a woman should have been 2
resldent of the town —E. |
\ Mr. B. C. Devereanx, a colored
actor of New Youk city, left recently
for Bermuda to play in “lizario, or
the Death of Rolla.)’—Z.
Excuasces Prease Cory —l,
Horace Richards, born in King and
Queen County Virginia, am anxious
to hear something of some of my
relatives, whom I have not seen for
forty _years, My mother'’s name is
Senior Richards; father’s, Warner
Riehards; brothers’, Lou's and Ar
thur; my sister’s neme is Martha Ann
Richards. Any information of the
above named persons wili be thank
fally received.. Address Iforace
Richards, care of the Cleveland Ga
zette, 25 Euclid Anenune, Cleveland,
The New York Globe wants to be
a president, maker too, and puts at
the head of its columus Logan and
Lonz. It will be a long cold day in
June before either gets there. The
siens of the times leads us to believe
that the World’s candidate will be
nominated, but we don't intend to
name him now.— World.
I aryoxy 15 e Repusicax Panr:
tv.—Democratic organs are consider
ably excited over what is said to be a
quartette composed of Grant Blaines
Conklin and Logan arrayed against
President Arthur, We think it
quite likely that there bas beena
littla hand.shaking latterly on the
part of some of our ‘ big ones.” That
an Arthur faction is to be foreced into
existence the signs of the times will
certainly not warranl us to expect.
There never was a time when there
wl3 more harmony inthe Republican
party. And tnis is true net beeause
of any one man or any six men, but
because the material welfare of the
ccuntry demaunds the protection it re
ceives at the hands of Rhpublican
principles.— Hullctin.
It Suiovry BE So,—A colored chap
lain—yes, why not? Several colored
regiments with white chaplains to do
the religious thing for colored sol
diers. Pshaw! This kind of thing
is played ocut. If we are to have
separate regiments, divided according
to the color line, then let there be no
half-way work, Let them be officer
ed by colorel men. A colored chap
lain’s prayers and ministrations will
weigh as much in the scales of the
Almighty as a white. Then no more
of this nonsense. — Hub.
Wrrnovr Poricy or Leaprrs.—
Mr. Cariisle, the Democratic Speaker
of the House of Representatives, has
succeeded in geiting his committees
made up. There is nothing extraordi
pary or original in the effort, except
it be the marvelous dodging the
main issue upon which Mr. Carlisle
was made speaker. The man who
expects the Democratic leaders to do
anytbing bold or original will be dis
sappointed as often as he meay so
expect. There is not that in the
Democratic party which makes it a
bold or aggressive party. It don’t
know bow to lead publie opinion, and
consequently always follows. The
people have too much manhood to
support any party which has neither
poliey or leaders. The Democratic
party is a huge bumbug.—Globe.
Presty More Ligke Hnn—We
have no tears to shed over the defeat
of Mr. G. C. Gorham for secretary
ghip of the Senate, notwitkstanding
his stalwartism and his services for
the liberal movement in the South.
Not more than a couple of years ago,
when Mr. T. J. Minton was refused
accommodation at Ward’s 15th Street
establishment on the ground of s
color. Mr. Gorham, then editor of
the National Republican, refused to
even publish a statement of the facts,
on the ground that it was merely a
personal matter beaween Mr. Minton
and Mr. Ward. This is of a piece
with the Idea that to assert civil rights
is to ask for social equality.—Advo
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