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Published every Saturday at 814
BL Broad St., by the Plan kt Pud
lishing Company.
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.
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
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<
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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 .)
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
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',
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
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.
Sign ul Pictorial Painting;
Number 1804 Bast Franklin Street
GP"All work done promptly
? URAUtK 1JN -
Satisfaction Qnaranteed. Give him
a call
1333 Esst Franklin street
XJ3SrX>JElH.T^s.JSL^l ?=!.
412 A 414 North 3d street.
Calls answered day and night
Orders promptly executed.
al oases
Race newspaper published in the Nortl
Correspondence and Race news
CySample copies sent free 1
Put One Dollar in a letter and ad
dress it to
ll. C. Smith.
Cleveland, f_>.
1 H J EN KIN fc
Fine Wines Liquors and Cigar:
and Tobacco.
Bar fined up with all modem in
proveiuents. Hilliards and
Pool. B**er on Draught.
Every thing strictly first class.
Open day and night.
Call on him.
10 E Broad Street
Board & Lodging
816 North Second Street
Meals furnished by day or week
reasonable rates.
Accommodation strictly first
class. Terms reasonable.
Give her a call.
Mrs. Booker Leftwich, Proprietres
A lew boarders for the Sum me
Location Healthy, and Beautify
Ten miles from the city c
Charlottesville, Va, and in fu
view of Monticello (the home (
Jefferson). We have fine Ire
stoue aud iron waters. Just th
place for plea-ure or recreatio
and studv. Rates $4 per week c
$16 per month.
Mrs. Elizabbth Gah lind.
simeon, Albemarle, Co, Va.
-316 N. 7th St.
Hair Cutting
All done in first class style. Th
shop has been thoroughly renovate
and fixed up by Prof.
warrants first class work and rn tl
The largest and best selecte
in the city, consisting ol'
A call on us will convince you tin
you can save money by tradiu
with us. We buy lor cash, an
can afford to sell cheap. Come I
see us.
J. B- Canepa, &? Co.,
l(>15 Franklin st, near Old
ESTGoods delivered free in ab
part ol' the City.
We call your attention to our line of FURNITURE suitable
Climber, Parlor, Diu Room or Kitchen.
Reed, Ratal and Carpet Rocker suitable for Holiday Present
CARPETS?Brussels and Ingrain Carpets, Velvetan Smyrna
Rug*, Oil Cloths, shades, etc.
STOVES?Heaters, Cook Stoves and Ranges.
505 ? BRO Ar St Hichm ondV
IO HU ? NO * URNITORB OO-. 1420 slslu Br ? H, MM a UM slstn snd Sf Governor
PARLOR SUITS from $30 to #200. COTTAGE
SUITS, from $22 to $50.
All Parlor work made on the premises.
Mattresses, Pillows, and Bedding of Ever> Description Constantly on Han
Factory, Nos. 16, 18, and 20 N. Fifteenth stn
?See or Write to?
903 E. Main Street,
?At 810 Cash and?
$10 per month
At $3 Cash and $4 and $5 \ e
per month
Sheet Music aud music books in
abundance We solicit a call or
?etter. Knabe, Event", Gabler,
Relining, New Eng and also Mar?
shall and Wendall pianos. Packard
Chapel organs, Dyer and Hughes
oigaus aud other fine makes.
N. B.?Always on hand a few
second hand Pianos of the best
makes ? same but slightly used.
Prices very low, aud lerms to suit
anyone. We will give a Handsome
Piece ?>f Music to any one sending
us th name ot a probable purchaser
of a piano or organ tu Virginia or
North Carolina.
Wholesale s<)d Recall d??l?r in PISH
OYSTERS A Oauie 1?8 N. 17th Street or Isl
Market Ri'-h-nond. Vs. orders Kece.lv* 1
sod Solicited. Shad sod oilier kinds of nish
Mbu>;>#d by ezt-rcsts COD, to soy part of
tbe State or adjoining States.
Dealer la Choice
The patronage of the public is
ttspeci.fullv solicited.
17 South First St.
?ssTSMOKE-"Never Mind" "Spanish
Crown," and
Randolphs "Favorite"
These favorite brands are made
from the finest imported tobacco
1005 *]-fcX AXNlSfcri*
(Opposite Post Office.
?The Largest and Oldest?
?In the South?
Over 50 New Pianos?
?Ove* 150 Organ
Over 50 Second hand
?Pianos & Organs?
of good makes in perfect ord
?always in stock at tue?
Banjos, Guitars. Mandolins
Accoudkons, Flutes, Violins,
Dui.ms & Everything in the musi,
cal hue.
iy We alone have the famous,^!
Steinway, Haidman, Haines, Ster?
ling 4* Weser Piauos.
It will pay you to visit our house
where you are always welcome aud
made to feel at borne. QTOata?
logues and information given cheer
fully by mail.
%1'ulaer l>. KfoMrii Sc Co,
1005 Malu Si; Ot p P. O.
Richmoiid, Va.
Onnn OTDIIIPC Knowing the difficulty
UU' Al nlllhN Musicians* Amateurs
WW* Vi SWW> have iii obtaining good
s*SSssbs?s>??Sisssssbss??sbs strings forViolins, Gui?
tars, 'Banjos and other instruments, we haves
brana that we warrant, called the "EXTRA"
which we will send to any address. Sample set
of finest "EXTRA" Gut Strings for Violin, 40c.,
Guitar 60c., Banjo 50c. 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.

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