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Published every Saturday at 814 BL Broad St., by the Plan kt Pud lishing Company. JOHN MITCHELL, Ja..-Editok TERMS IN ADVANCE. On* Oopy, one ysar,. .?fl SO Out Copy, six months. ?.- SS Oin Copy, thres mouths,.?.- *? *in?l? Copy,-.-.__ SS Entered in the Post.Offine ac Bicbuiontl Va. aa second olats matter. SATURDAY, - - Jink 7, 1890. "LANGSTON." The Virginia Lancet of Peters burg. Ya., in its issue of the 31st nit, says: ? Perhaps no where in this country has there been such rejoicit.g as there has been in this district over the report of the election committee in congrese lu the case of Langston vs Venable " And again: "It would not be true if we said that this rejoicing was manifested in any other class but that of the men who supported Langston in his contest. Thu f raul* statement, when it has been intimated that we would M>row up our hats and crawl in by rt>e back door, should at once be sufficient to convince any one that we were honest and we be lie ve we were right lu our fight against him in 1888." We regret to see this spirit man ifested. All past bickerings and disagreements should be buried on both sides. Mr. Langston made one of the most brilliant canvasses before he was elected and one o' the most tireless afterwards thal has ever beeu witnessed in tim country. So far he has won and his follow ere can well alford to som* degree at least suppress theil exultation so far as it wonk appear extremely offensive to tin defeated brethren. The Lancet concedes much whei it says: "Mr. Langston ls an able Americai citizen, ile ranks well with the fines scholars of any race in this country ant if seated in Congress will without doub make the most brilliant representativi the race has had In that body since th< war." It makes out our case and is al most unanswerable argument as t< the advisability of retaining Mr Langston in Congress. To i great extent a race is gaged by tin ability of it leaders. Burying ou: personal dislikes, let us rally nut place the most capable of then where they will have the ear of tb< nation and can plead our cause When the Lanott says: "His declaration that no white mai should hold office that did not suppor him and that he would make certaii men bite the dust was thought by ue Lt be unnecessary. It should remember that he niad< a mistake in following out tin policy of the white Republican leat ere in dealing with colored onei when he announced that doctrine He was simply using methods thei in vogue. But our contemporary is right when it says: 'The success of Mr. Langston doe not mean that his supporters are licen ed to vilify and abuse and ride rougi shod over the men, be they black o white, who opposed him in the last coi test. Nor does it mean th?t such metl ods will win for him or any one elsi another seat in Congress." We must prepare to meet tin enemy. Mr. Langston will neet every vote, and will ask the sup port of every right thinking man regardless of color to return him t< Congress by one of the larges majorities ever vouchsafed auy cai didate in the District. AH bono to the faithful Republicans wh< stood by him in his dire distress We compliment them but bav< no desire to rebuke those who w< consider were misguided in thei: opposition to tbe election of th* first colored Congressman from thi grand old commonwealth. The battle is past. Let us unit* our energies and purposes and re turn Langston to Congress. Return Langston to Congress! Persons tell us of the richness o Africa, the vastness of the wealtl within her bosom. Virginia is i rich state too. You may give j colored man all of the mountain! with their stores of coal and iroi ore, but unless he has the capital? the money to develop his poses sions. he'll sit on one of tin rocky peaks with tears in bis eye and starve to death. And any other man similarly situated would do tbe same thing Money properly invested in Amer? ica or Africa will bring money Without it in both countries, yoi are doomed to a failure. If tbe Negro had one half a much money as he has religion he'd control the financial cen tre of this country. We have received, the Waylam Alumni Journal, published quarter ly at Washington, 1). C. Rev. W B Johnson, D. D., editor. Wi wish it success. WHAT OF VIRGINIA. It is iudeed a sad condition of affaire when we observe our mother state in the hands of designing political tiickstere?men who live and fatten upon the miseries ot this poor old commonwealth. The worst passions are appealed to and everything done which will serve to estrange the two races. But no species of political crime has been worse than that which wiped the names of thousands or bona-Juie Colored Republican voters from the Registration books of this state. Be it remeinbei 3d that the men who perpetrated this crowning infamy of the age, stood sworn to support the 13th, 14th and 15th Ameudments to the Constitution of the United States as well as to recognize the civil and political equality of all men before the law. And yet in violation of all laws both state and national, reputable voter's names were erased from the registration books, and wheo a demand was made that they be allowed to exercise the privile? ges of freemen, they were scorn fully and insultingly thrust from the polls. This was done too in direct violation of the law. Tl ase men were denied the right to vote because of their color and their Republicanism. A man's name is on the books with a line through it. Ile is marked "dead. ?; ile appears there in flesh and proves to the satisfaction of thc registrar and every one else thal he is "alive and kicking," and yet he is turned away in direct viola? tion of every precept of right an<3 justice. Article XV of the Constitution of the United States reads: 'Thc right of citizens of the Unitec States a> vote shall not be denied oi abridged by the United States or b\ any state on account of race, color, oi previous condition ot servitude." Now then, the people of tin state constitute tbe state. Tin citizen is the unit which goes t< make up the commonwealth. In denying the colored men onlj the right to cast one ballot ant have it counted as he cast it ii in direct violation of the provis ion cited, whether this denial is ii ajstate or a national election. We claim that the United State** has the right to interfere ahenevei and wherever any of the provisioni of the organic law of the land an violated. Colored men, and colored mei only have been stricken from th< registration books and marked a "dead," "removed" or "transferred' when it was known 'to all men tba no funeral, removal or transfer ha< taken place. What of Virginh Thousands of colored men are tbui to-day disfranchised. There mus be a remedy. This outrageoui procedure will not be much lou ge tolerated by a liberty loving pee pie. We believe that the nations government can be invoked, bu trust that the state tribunals wil be appealed to in order that it ma: be clearly demonstrated that pet jury on the part of the "best pec pie" is not paramount in the Oh Dominion. In the New York Memorial exer cises held at the Metropolitan Opera House, Gen. Russell A Alger, presided He was appland ed when he said in. referring to tb display of Confederate flags in thi city. "We give notice that in all this broa land there is no place for any flag bu b e Stars and Stripes." Congressman Dollies the ora tor for the occasion said: "Yesterday amid the shouts of popi lar acclamation, the surviving leaders c the nouth stood about the figure c Robert E. Lee, set up in the Capital o Virginia. In the throng were doubtlei aged men and women who had hear the jargon ot the auctioneer repeats over their defenceless heads, for Hear a hand lay tbe dismantled market plac where for over two centuries men wer bought and sold, while fron the dom of the State House waved tbe capture* flag of the fallen empire of America! slavery. [Cheers J Measured by whs we know of the pastor by what we hop for the future, tbe statue at Rich mon seems like a weak and clumsy protea against the flood of years. It is meal for more than the tribute of a brav people to tbe favorite leader of thei misfortune, it will only serve to sbo> how vain and empty are the plans o men against the increasing of purpos that ever through the ages runs. [Qrea applause J Time will teach them, le us hope so that they will some d<ty b able to distinguish between ?he flag o their country aud the common curiosl ties of history." The Negro was in the Norther! processions on Decoration Da; and in the Southern ones, if onl; to carry buckets of ice-water. H put up the Lee Monument, ant should the time come, will lie then to take it down. He's black ant sometimes greasy, but who couh do with out the Negro. STAND FIRM. Colored men, the dawu of a better day ;s at band. We have been vilified and abused, maltreat" ed and ostracised, whipped and butchered, but all of this is beiug changed. Laws have beeu enact? ed for our benefit. Traitorous persons have steadily wrenched from us those privileges thus con* ferred, but through all of these trials and tribulations we have trusted implicitly iu God, believ? ing that he would bring all thiugs right in his own time. Weare not being disappointed. Although we sutler from the wan? ton insults, midnight assassins, cowardly lynchers, and the admin istration of iujustioe in the name of law, our material condition is improved, and friends for ns are being raised up as fast as the oider ones fall from the ranks. We are and must continue to help our selves. Let us acquire property, accumulate money, educate our children, not only the bead aud heart, bnt also the hand. Let us teach them that ail honest labor is honorable, and that heaven is promised to the faithful. Let ne train our boys to be skillful me chanics. The basis ot any race of people's prosperity is gaged by the capabil ity of its men in tbe industrial pursuits of life. We all cannot be professional men. We may have an opportuni? ty to be skilled mechanics. We have made gigantic stride* in the past. Let us make then] longer and more certain in tin future. We care not from whence w? came. We are anxious about th* region to which we are goiug Stand firm, colored men, be honest industrious, moral and religious and we can cope with the work and outstrip mauy who vainly im agine themselves superior to us. An old colored man after seeinj the mammoth parade of the ex Confederates on May 20th am gazing at the rebel ti--igs, exclaimet "The Southern white folks is 01 top?the Southern white folks ii on top!" After thinking a mo meut. a smile lit up his counte nance as he chuckled with eviden satisfaction, " Bnt we's got tb government! We's got the govern ment!" Yes, our party has th government, anti fruin present ind cattous, the most people will **Uo\ them to keep it. Much comment has been occt sioned by our references to th great fraud in Jackson Ward. J is a sad commentary upon ou Christian institutions when w< note high standing men in the con munity who would stoop so low a to stuff'a ballot-box in order to de feat the will of the people. Jack son Ward is the banner Republi can Ward of this state and its rep utation bas gone far beyond th limits of tbe Commonwealth. It was Congressman Green halos of Massachusetts who cou pared the thin black line of tb; Ward to the thin red line of Na poleon at Waterloo. Would not then have been a lasting du grace for this Ward to have be turned over to the Democracy li intestine quarrels and machins tiona of colored men. Petty spit and jealousy should be set to the rear. The rank an file should be exhorted to vot Let them stand to their integrit and demonstrate again to tl world that principle and not finan cial gain actuates the black meu i this locality in rallying to tbe pol for men who will see to the cart; ing ont of the precepts of truth an justice which may be summed n in the expression of equality bc lore the law. Yon may say what you will th Negro is here to stay. Nothin goes on withont him. He was i the Revolutionary War, the War < 1812, the Mexican War, the War < the Rebellion, and will be in ever one that will take place in thi country. Great is the Negro ! Through many dangers, toils na snares we have already come, bi we are here. The Southern people can t relied upon to blnuder at the proj er time. All's well! All's well! How very prone to neglect the wari ing of tbe chilly feeling exhibited befoi tbe approach of a severe cold or feve A dose of Lixador taken at such a tia would, tn all probability, prevent tt establishment of serious disease. If you are hard to flt and have tend feet, call to see Mr. George W. Bel in at Wertheliner's Shoe Store, 422 1 Broad 8treet. He will suit you In footwear. You will seldom need a doctor you have Simmons Liver hegulato The sentiment at th j North rv ia tive to tbe waving au cheering of the rebel Hag cannot >e mistaken, if the journals or the rators are to < be taken as a crite .on. "Nothing bas served to foster LMe spirit more than such publications as the poem we reproduce from the "Con? federate editiou" of the Rich mond, Va., State. Northerners believe that the seu timent contained mi these lines is shared to a greaU i or lesser ex tent by the adnu* < >-i of the "Lost Cause." Here are the linc*: O, I'm a Uoo.l .?ld Rebel. (Heave tully Dedicated ta TSs Bon. Tnsd Steven .) BY I Oh. I'm a good ol rebel Now that's jim what I am; For tbe "FaU Lind et Freedom" I do not cr,:-; at all; I'm glad I flt ?ga itt lt, I only wisc we' I Won, And I dont wan't no pardon For anything i "Jone. I hates the ( on. This Qr. ?iic, too; 1 Jilter the Fr* ian's Buro' . ..>? - - ? * l .... a U.. ,u?. ? ..,,. With ail bis bw^rs and fuss, The lylo* tbievtn' Yankees. I hates 'em wees ond wuss. I hates the Tan kee Nation And every thing they do, I hates the Declaration Of Independence: too, I hates tbe gjoriou* Union? 'Tis dripping willi our blood? I hates their strip;) ii banner, I flt it all I could. I followed old Mars' Robert For four years, near about, Got wounded lu three places And starved at Point Lookout I cotch the Roomatism A campin' In the snow, But I killed a chance o' Yankees I'd like to kill some mo'. Three hundred thousand Yankees Ia stiff In Southern dust* We got three hundred thousand Before they conquered us. They died of Southern fever And Southern steel aud shot; I wish they was three million Instead of what we got. I can't take up my musket And fight 'em now no more. But I ain't a going to leave 'em. Now that is certain, sure Ami I don't want no pardon For what I was and am, I won't be reconstructed And I don't care a dam. i- i I. ie IS Voice of tbe Colored Tress. The action of the Republican msjority in Congress, in Feating Prof- John M Langston, and Hon. Tho*. E. Miller, ls t.mely and appropriate, and deserves the unqualified endorsation ot every lover ot liberty aud right, who boasts that he ls a freeman.?Norfolk, Va., St ando* d. The election cn Has recom? mended the seat "eaton, of Virginia; Miller, .. and Hill, cf ?M'?-"???' -M This report otu of three m pressmen, together with jlii. ?v. tc tr. Tbe Star has never doubt... the loyalty of the filst Congress to the race.?Nash ville. Tenn., Star. The Republican party, without the Afro-American vote in the North can not escape defeat. It ts all the more necessary then that the party should deal honorably with that portion of Its constituency and be urgent and diligent in passing such measures as would benefit Itself, by so doug the perpetui? ty of the Republic will be assured by atrengtheulng its basic principle, and all parts of its bodv will be benefit ted/'? Detroit l'lainde%ier. Robert ?. Lee was one of the great? est generals of modern times. Wo. grant that. But he was a traitor, and gave his magnificent abilities to the infamous task of disrupting the Union aud to perpetuating the system of slav? ery. Where then ls the wisdom or the proprletv of wasting any sentiment on Robert E. Lee? Let the uninstructed Democracy of the South glorify bim and his memory as they will, but let the patriots of the nation indulge lu none of lt."?New York, Age. 11 Considering the determined stand maintained Dy the colored people in support of Hon. John li. Langston foi Congressman from his district in Virginia, a pleasant sensat'on is expert enced by the true man of all races. Al! evidence has therefore pointed to tb< fact that no unity of action in anj political question could be had from the race when one of their people was con cerned. This instance is a refutation oj the charge and a demonstration that al the people is ability in the man and 1 good reason for a change of base, With this assured then they will act ai other people."?Philadelphia Sentinel. The rebel flag floats proudly in thc bree xe at Richmond, Va. In no othei country would thia be tolerated. It ii an insult to ?:vc? -oldie?, and i defiance to rue go ; :,.u?-tit and oughi not to be allowed. "One flag and om country" should be the mother and s severe penalty should be insisted upoi any one who dared to unfurl that rag emblematic of rebellion and crime ?Indianapolis World. The Senate as passed a bill for thc protection of fish in the Potomac Rivei No steps have yet been taken by Con gress for the protection of tbe lives oj Colored men at the South. 0! Lord How long??Washington, D. C. People', Advocate. The Richmond Va., Planet ls mak ing a bold and an effective light against the Bourbon Democracy of thu *'01t Dominion." It ts a large, well editec paper and has a habit of driving hom< many a stern truth. If tbe Republicat party In Richmond had a dozen suet men as John Mitchell, Jr., the Bourboi gang would cease having "no oppos tion," even in a municipal election As lt ls, the Planet, itself, is an oppos ing force which ia proving quite i thorn in the Virginia Democratic carcass.-Springfield, ill. State Capital Thousands of people are bulld? og np a fl e busteuss by pulling dowu their health. For such ai pursue the course of overwoik am induce thereby liver disease a nc dyspepsia, Laxador is actually i blessing- Price only 25 cents i package. The goverror has pardoned J a mea Claiborne. ?>f prince Fdward county, who was convicted of keene breaking while ?he Gmeruor wa-* (.'otu mon wealth's Attorney for that county and sentenced io tour yearn in the pent'enti ary. The pardon is baaed on informs tion that other parson* were tbe guilty ones ? Norfork, Landmark. Jim came home on las'- Saturday look ing weli and happy, and says he had beeu to the -'institution.'' We hope he has gi adust* d sud lt will not be nee? sary for him io return to complete bl* educatiou.''? Farmcille Journal. "Tun ls cool, indeed, for p>or 'Ji n' He(t poor colored iuaii) h convicted sud sentenced to the penitentiary on in sufficient testimony, and when it is shown that he ls not guilty then the Journal -eada bim a lecture, sud in ef? fect asks him t* not to do so ?ny more." ?Harrisonburg, Va., Spirit of the Valley. JAS. BURKE, Sign ul Pictorial Painting; Number 1804 Bast Franklin Street GP"All work done promptly <3 C MITCHELL7 ? URAUtK 1JN - F/MILY GROCERIES WIN KN LIQUORS, CIGARS aud GENERAL PRODUCE Satisfaction Qnaranteed. Give him a call 1333 Esst Franklin street J OlIN B HARRIS, XJ3SrX>JElH.T^s.JSL^l ?=!. 412 A 414 North 3d street. Calls answered day and night Orders promptly executed. FINEST BURJ al oases mr AT THE LOWEST PL'KE -THE? CLEVELAND GAZETE -IS THE -NEWSIEST and BEST Race newspaper published in the Nortl Correspondence and Race news FHOM ALL FARTS U. 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Silverwire strings, per set Violin, 25c., Banjo, 30c., Guitar, 40c. WAL TER I). MOSES <Sr CO., loos Main St.t Richmond, Vck^ New Odd Fellows' Hill 727 North 3rd street is titted .up with Lodge rooms for tbe accomodation of all societies, re? ception Hal! with parlor, Cloak room Ladies Toilet room and ticke office all on thd same door for thc aocomoda lion of the public general. Parties de siring to rent a Hall for excursionist Societies, Cono rts, or any kind of en tt-rtainment can secure the same on very liberal terms by consulting the follow? ing I*et Committee, W. I. Johnson, 23 VV Btoad St ; T W. Walker, 5th Sr., near Mar* tall, E. T. Jenkins New Mar* Mt; ami 727 N. 3id St. at the Hail. This Hall bas ail the modern improve meuts in Halls of this cbai acter.