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THE SENTIMENT OP THE
In another column will be found
a few of the very many newspaper
comments upon the appointment
of ex Senator B. K. Bruce as Reg
ister of the Treasury. In the main
these comments have the unmis
takable sound of solid indorsement
and high appreciation. It would
appear that the people are not as
unappreciative us is often charged
by narrow politicians and pessi
mists in general. It may be true
that the people are slow to accord
pre-eminence, notwithstanding the
iact of lonp periods of uninterrupt
ed and meritorious public service.
But, though delayed, it will come
"in time, and public opinion be
comes fixed and unalterable. The
voluminous comment touching this
Matter recognition of Senator Bruce
Ib evidence that the people in every
section of the country have selected
him as their logical and deserving
leader, and that hereafter his coun
sel and ii fiuence will be sought
.after and relied upon as an expres
sion of the people, in whose iiiter
eit he has so loDg devoted his
-service and the best effort of his
We heartily congratulate the
people on their splendid indorse
ment, and the President on the
wisdom of his selection.
THE AUTHORITY OF
In the Police Court on
Wednesdav morning, when
Jury in the case of saloon keeper
rlhomas E. Banon, reported to the
court that they could not agree,
thereupon the coun got very in
dignant and inferred that some one
iiad violated his oath as a juror
The Bee is of the opinion that the
court went too far. What right
has a judge to chastise a jury or a
juror as to the verdict that should
be rendered? The jury, as well as
a juror, must be the judge of the
-facts in any case A judge may
see a case one way and a jury
another. Some judges are always
looking foi the guilt of a defen
dant and not his innocence. This
fcind of business is practiced too
much in the Police Court, and the
sooner the President makes a
change the better it will be for all
classes of citizens.
After the jury had reported and
received such a chastisement from
the court a certain negro juror has
4ened to the prosecuting officer and
informed him how the jury stood.
Not being satisfied with this he
followed him to his office and ask
fld him whether he waB t blame?
or rather placed himself in a
humiliating position, as if to court
tiis favor, or to give him to under
stand that he, the juror, was
alright. The prosecuting officer
was heard to say: "Oh! no, you are
lright.' Now, is this not a nice
-Affair? Well, nothing more can be
expected from certain negro jurors.
it was burn in some of them. It
if a man's perogative, as a juror, to
teiercise his own opinion, notwith-
tandingthe instruction of a judge.
A juror is above the judge, and he
-should be made to know it.
BRUCE THE NATION'S CHOICE,
president Mckinley struck
THE KEY NOTE.
AMERICAN PRESS UNANIMOUS.
WHAT THE LEADING EDITORS AND
From the Commercial, Louisville, Ky.
Newspapers of all shades of politics
agree that in the appointment of exSen
ator Bruce to be Register of the Treas
ury, President McKinley has made an
admirable selection. By honesty, in
dustry and a big brain, Mr Bruce has
triumphed over obstacles of birth and
social conditions. If color had been
ignored and had worth of a similar
character been respected in Louisville,
what a lilly-white tumult would have
been raised. It is well to think this
Hon. B. K. Bruce.
From the Mobile (Ala.) Weekly Press.
The appointment of ex-Senator
Bruce is one of the best made yet by
President McKinley and will meet with
universal commendation. The Press
has always admired him and of course
rejoices. With the great leaders pass
ing away it was but just and right that
some of that class be properly recog
nized and none are jinore worthy than
the gentleman upon whom the mantle
From Southern Age, Atlanta, Ga.
Hon. B. K. Bruce was appointed
Register of the Treasury by President
McKinley last week. There were sev
eral candidates, among them our dis
tinguished educator, Prof. Wright who
but for the fact the President desired
to place Mr. Bruce for his past honor
able service to his country, would have
Mr. Bruce has been known to the
writer lor a quarter of a century and
has been known all the time as a true
race representative. He has in and
out of season served his' people in all
the avenues of life and especially here
in the Departments (Washington). We
have known him all along as one
spending his money and time for the
race, the sayings of malcontents to the
The appointment gives the adminis
tration the strongest man among Ne
From the By-Stander, Des Moines, Iowa.
Ex-United States Senator B. K.
Bruce, formerly from Mississippi, was
appointed last week Register of the
United States Treasury by President
McKinley. No better appointment
could have been made and will no
doubt meet the general approval of the
leading progressive element of our
race. In all of Mr. Bruce's long polit
ical career he has not one word against
his honesty and purity of character,
neither has he lost his identity with
his race leaders. As he has once be
fore held said position he will go into
the office with abundant experience,
and will add strength to the Treasury
Department. We only hope the ex
Senator will remember Iowa in the se
lection of some of his assistant clerks.
From the Record-Times Wilkes Barrie, Pa.
President McKinley has appointed
Mr. Bruce again to the office of Reg
ister of the Treasury. It can be said
of Mr. Bruce that he has filled every
office to which he has been called with
conspicuous ability and unquestioned
fidelity. The colored people generally
recognize him as one of their most hon
orable and honored representatives.
From Paris (Ohio) Daily Beacon.
Another worthy recognition of the
colored Republicans is the appoint
ment ot ex-Senator B. K. Bruce, of
Mississippi, to be Register of the
Treasury, to succeed J. F Tillman, of
Tennessee. Senator Bruce once de
livered a lecture in this city and will
be remembered as a brilliant orator
and a man of exceptional polish and
intellectual power. His appointment
is wisely bestowed as his thorough ca
pability has been fully demonstrated
in former positions of public trust.
From the Herald, Rochester, N. Y.
Blanche K. Bruce, the new Register
of the Treasury, is of African descent,
but the name on a greenback is not to
be sneezed at.
From the Press, Paterson, N. J.
In appointing Blanche K. Bruce to
the office of Register of the Treasury.
a post which he filled with great credit
during two former administrations,
President McKinley has honored the
colored race, one of its ablest mem
bers, and himself. Born a slave, and
securing his education under the great
est difficulties, Mr. Bruce is a marvel
in an intellectual way. The restora
tion of Mr. Bruce to his former posi
tion is a consistent application of civil
pointments in this and other Southern
States this one is above criticism- is in
all respects creditable to the Adminis
tration. The appointee has been long
in public life, and his record through
out is clean and manly.
From the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.
President McKinley to day appointed
Blanche K. Bruce, of Mississippi, to be
Register of the Treasury, he held
this office under the Garfield-Arthur
administration, and for several months
under the Cleveland administration
until relieved by the appointment of
General W. S. Rosecrans.
Mr. Bruce is one of the most distin
guished colored men in the country.
He represented Mississippi in the
United States Senate during the re
construction period, until succeeded
by General J. Z. George on March 4,
1881. He has been a regular attend
ant at every National Republican Con
vention held since the war. He was a
warm supporter of President cKinley i
at uie at. .Louis convention and con
tributed largely to his nomination.
president of a national Republican
convention he called that gentleman
to the chair to preside during the Sen
ator's temporary absence. There
seems to be no reason why he should
not be made Register of the Treasury
except the fact that he happens to have
Negro blood in his viens. Our con
temporary does not say that in its opin
ion that is a disqualification, but the
statement we have quoted has a bear
ing in that direction.
From the Vickburg (Miss.) Herald.
The friends of ex-Senator B. K.
Bruce are rejoiced over his appoint
ment to his old position of Treasury'
Register. Unlike certain other ap-1
From the Republican Vindicator, Columbus, O..
The appointment of Mr. B. K. Bruce
as Register of the Treasury was for
sha.owed in the issue of the 'Vindi
cator of November 27. We knew at
that time that his appointment would
be made before the assembling
of Congress. In this appointment
"The Vindicator" feels somewhat flat
tered in that its espousal of Mr. Bruce's
cause proved a very potent factor in
bringing about the desired result. Mr.
Bruce's appointment was but the logic
of the situation. He stands to-day ac
cepted as our greatest representative
in public life. He is strong because
he is conservative. He is great be
cause he is broad. He is the ripe con
summation of our noonday sun. Mr.
Bruce is not really credited to any
State he belongs to the whole coun
try. He has outgrown the environ
ments of State and stands as the bright
particular star of the Negro race in
A few papers narrow in their concep
tion of things, blind to the fitness of
things, are backing up their protests
against Mr. Bruce with the flimsy
charge that he has held office for so
many and so many years.
President McKinley has been in
public service for over thirty years, .
Secretary, John Sherman for oyer
forty years, and there is hardly a
member of the United States Senate,
but whose public service has extended
over a greater period than Mr. Bruce.
Length of service brings ripeness of
character and statesmanship. Mr.
Bruce's long service should be, and it
was, a strong argument in his favor.
There is plenty of room for ability, in
this broad country of ours, without
crowding to the rear giants like Bruce,
Lynch, et al.
Mr. Napier, Mr. Bruce's strongest j
competitor, had he received the nom- j
mation, would have received the most t
cordial support of "The Vindicator."
We recognized that he was eminently
fitted for the office, that he was duly
and well qualified, but Mr. Bruce was
our first choice, and for him we gave
our best support. In the appointment
of Mr Bruce, the Administration rec
ognized the entire race without regard
to state or section. In the appoint
ment of Mr. Bruce President .wctvimey
recognized the fitness of things.
Let us not ask the place of another
whose ability well qualifies him for
that place, but rather let us make a
place for ourselves.
Mr. Bruce has earned his distinction
in the face of obstacles, now let him
enjoy the fruits. "The Vindicator"
congratulates Mr. Bruce upon his ap
pointment and thanks the President
for the wisdom of that appointment.
JLong live tfruce.
From the American Baptist, Louisville' Ky.
The President has ended the spirited
contest for Register of the Treasury
by appointing the Hon. B. K. Bruce
to that position. There will be some
disappointment at his nomination and
some objection, but none will question
his fitness and competency to fill the
position. The most prominent candi
dates for this position in addition to
Mr. Bruce were Messrs. R. R. right
of Georgia; J. C. Napier of Tennessee,
and W. A. Gaines ot Kentucky. The
appointment is received with favor and
is generally approved. The appoint
ment of Mr. Bruce disposes of all the
applicants among the colored Repub
licans of Kentucky except Attorney
Albert S. White who wants to be min
ister to Liberia.
From the People Recorder, Columbia, S. C
After months of stispense the Pres
ident has appointed the Register of the
Treasury, and Blanche K. Bruce is the
Mr. Bruce is one of the foremost
men of our race and his appointment
is a recognition of his worth and abil-
Mr. Bruce is no stranger to this office,
having acceptably filled it with credit
to himself and the race under Presi
Mr. Bruce enters upon the duties of
his office with the best wishes of the
race and the entire country.
sitions yet given the Negro. Mr.
Bruce was not our choice, but that has
nothing to do with our admiration for
the man who has been able to ktep
himself in a gocd fat job, whenever
his party is in power, ever since he
began his career as a politician. Mr
Bruce has always been an able, effic
ient representative of the Negro in all
the positions to which he has aspired
but he lacked that aggressiveness we
feel should characterize the acts of a
public man, and especially a leader of
the Negroes, but perhaps his very con
servatism will do more for his race
than the quality we so much admire.
Who can tell? Of one thing we can
always feel assured, that an office held
by ex-Senator Bruce will be dignified
by his presence and carefully and wise
The Star, Houston, Mo.
B. K. iiruce has been appointed
Register of the Treasury by President
McKinley. Bruce is one of the most
intelligent Negroes of the country.
He has had honors no other Negro
in this country ever enjoyed, having
been elected United S'ates Senator
from Mississippi during the reconstruc
tion days. He was Register of the
Treasury under both Garfield's and
Arthur's administrations. Bruce at
one time lived at Brunswick, Mo.,
where in the capacity of a devil in a
printing office he learned to read and
From the Savannah (Ga.) Tribune.
Hon. B. K. Bruce was appointed
Register of the Treasury by President
McKinley on Wednesday. Mr Bruce
is one of the ablest and best represent
atives of our people. Georgia Repub
licans are a unit in tendering their con
gratulations to the ex-Senator.
From the Item. Forth Worth. Tex.
Hon. B. K Bruce has been appoint
ed Register of the Treasury by Presi
dent McKinley. Since it was known
that a colored man would be appointed
to the place Mr. Bruce has been the
choice of a majotity of the Republicans
throughout the country. Mr. Bruce
held this position under President
Garfield. He has "The Item's" congratulations.
From the Indianapolis Freeman.
Hon B. K. Bruce has been appoint
ed Register of Treasury by the Pres
ident. The fitness of Mr. Bruce has
long been understood. He stands as
one of the very eminent men of the race
of to-day. We feel that if Mr. Bruce
desired the position it should have
gone to him without much ado. It is
hardly the correct thing to see our
most honored men jostled out of time
and place because they have served
their country in the past. Mr. Bruce
is not an old man by any means, and if
he were he should go down to his
grave full of honors as well as years.
We feel that he cannot be too highly
honored for his distinguished worth.
We feel that Mr. McKinley has chosen
From the New Yoric Age.
The appointment of ex-Senator B.
K. Bruce, of Mississippi, by the Pres
ident, to be Register of the Treasury,
on Thursday of last week vll meet
with general favor. There were four I
competitors for the position and the
President considered Mr. Bruce as the '
most competent and acceptable of
Mr. Bruce has held many high and
honorable positions and made an hon
orable and satisfatory record in all of
them. It is gratifying from everv point
of view that the race is capable "of pro
ducing men of such capacity, ability
and dignity as Mr. Bruce possesses.
It should be as gratifying to the people
of the country at large as it is to the
race to which Mr. Bruce more partic
It is also gratifying that we have a
President who is not afraid to appoint
an Afro-American to a really repre
c From the New York Tribune
The appointment of Blanche K.
Bruce to succeed J. Fount Tillman as
Register of the Treasury, a place he
creditably filled under Garfield's short
Administration and through. Arthur's
term, is without question one of the
most popular acts of the present Ad
ministration, and since news of the
honor conferred upon him was made
public Mr. Bruce has been in receipt
of congratulatory letters and telegrams
so great in number and so complimen
tary in character that, while he is some
what astonished by the amount of en
thusiasm his appointment has inspired,
he is naturally gratified at this evi
dence that he still retains the regard
of his old friends and supporters. The
majority of these pleasing messages
come, of course, from Mississippi, the
State Mr. Bruce so ably represented in
the Senate and in the politics of which
he for so many years played a leading
part from his home, in fact
There is every reason why Mr.
Bruce's appointment should be a pop
ular one. Mr. Bruce was an especial
admirer of General Grant and hey
were warm friends. When General
Grant made his famous trip around
the world, they happened to meet in
Paris, and, stopping at nearby hotels,
were much together, and tramped
about Paris in each other's society.
While Mr. Bruce counts among his
friends all the Republican leaders of
the last quarter of the centuiy, Senator
Conkling was his warmest friend, and
he had for the New York politician
a great admiration, which was recip
rocated by Conkling, who, to Bruce,
never showed any of that arrogance
which he was accused of possessing.
Mr Bruce's only child, a bright boy,
now a student at Exeter, from which
preparatory school he goes to Harvard,
was named for the picturesque Senator
from New York, and his father wishes
nothing more than he shall model his
character after that of his illustrious
From the Democrat-Chronicle, Rochester. N, Y.
The Rochester Union and advertiser
says that Blanche K. Bruce, just ap
pointed by President McKinley Regis
ter of the Treasury, is a Negro and
that "he is appointed simply and solely
as a Negro, representative of the col
If our contemporary is correct the
"Union's" frequent complaint that the
Republican party and those who rep
resent it do not treat the Negro fairly is
not well grounded. But the statement
quoted above is not entirely true. Mr.
Bruce is a man of fine ability and ac
complishments. He is better qualified
for public station than a large percen
tage of white men who get offices.
Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, is one
of the most fastidious men in public
life, but his opinion of Mr. Brure was
so favorable a few years ago that as
From the Aberdeen (Miss.) Examiner.
The appointment of ex-Senator
Blanche K. Bruce, of Bolivar County,
Mississippi, as Register of the Treas
ury to succeed J. Fount Tillman, of
Tennessse, will giye great satisfaction
to Mississippians generally, who re
gard him as a splendid representative
of his race, and one whose private life
and public career have been distin
guished by efforts to s cure and ce
ment kindly relations between the two
peoples whose interests and happiness
have been providentially blended in
Coming to our btate after the war,
he became engaged in planting: inter
ests which have claimed his attention
ever since. His official life has em
braced the positions of sergeant-at-arms
of the State Senate, member of
the levee board, sheriff of Bolivar
County, county superintendent of ed
ucation, United States Senator, and a
term under President Garfield in the
office to which he has again been ap
pointed, and while out of office he de
voted his time to the lecture platform
with great success.
In seeking for a colored man of na
tional reputation, whose appoint
ment would reflect honor upon his race
and at the same time satisfy all of the
demands of the exalted station, Pres
ident McKinley has made no mistake
in commissioning B. K. Bruce of ilis-sissippi.
From the Kansas City (Mo.) Rising Sun.
Hon. B. K. Bruce knocked the per
simmon for which he had been reaching
and we congratulate him on his ability
to walk away with one of the best po-
From the Philadelphia Bulletin.
Ex-Senator Kruce was made ser-geant-at-arms
of the United States
Senate in 1872, and in 1874 the colored
Republicans in the Legislature of Mis
sissippi elected him to the United
States Senate, the first Negro to sit in
that body. President Garfield ap
pointed him Register of the Treasury,
the effice now given him again by Pres
ident McKinley. A friend and ad
mirer sas that he is the most influen
tial and possibly the ablest colored cit
izen in the United States. As such he
was conspicuous in the Republican
onvention of 1884, and his fine pres
ence, large and dignified, gave him,
there, as elsewhere, additional distinc
tion. His complexion is a clear yel
low, notas dark as that of some West
Indians of the Caucasian race; his hair
is fine and wavy, and growing thin at
the top; his features are better cut
than those of most colored persons,
his eyes are black and expressive of
his love of fun, and his countenance
wears a look of happiness and content.
His manners are refined, his dress
perfect, and his voice sweet and mellow.
(The Times, Washington, D. C.)
When ex-Senator Bruce, the new
Register of the Treasury, assumed the
duties of the registership he found his
office a bower of flowers and his desk
covered with floral offerings sent by
admiring and congratulatory friends.
Mr. Tillman introduced Mr Bruce to
the employes of the office and Mr.
Bruce was warmly welcomed by them,
especially those who had served under
him when he was Register during the
Garfield-Arthur administration. r.
Bruce was sworn in last Friday and it
is said that he does not contemplate
making any changes in the office.
From the aurllncrt .
In appointing Blanche f: J
be Register of the Tre?e.K He ,
ident has given the S"?' lh Pri?
the population rftn?-0retlsecr;
the duties of which he ? St
miliar. Mr. Brnr k"! s aireaii.?'
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From the Richmond (Va.) Planet.
The nomination of Hon B.K.Bruce
as Register of the Treasury was a com
mendable act on the part of President
It will be received with satisfaction
by our people throughout the country.
Mr. Bruce is one of the most polished
gentlemen at the capital of the nation.
He has grown steadily in popular
favor and shines with added lustre
since the demise of the lamented
Douglass and the idolized Langston.
Time has dealt lightly with this dis
tinguished statesman and he stands
prominently forth as the leader cf the
From the Leavenworth Herald.
"B. K. Bruce." savs the Prp;iHnt nf
- - .., w
the United States "must he Reo-Ur
of the Treasury for the ensuing four
We have known the result of this
contest for weeks, and are not sur
prised. Our illustrious uncle never lost a
battle; truly he knows no Waterloo.
From The Times, Washington, D. C
The appointment of Hon. B. K.
Bruce, former United State Senator
from Mississippi, to be Register of the
Treasury, which was made yesterday
afternoon by the President, was not
much of a surpriseto politicians It was
understood all the time that th place
was for a colored man, aDd public
opinion had it consistently that Mr.
Bruce would be the representative
office holde'r. He has had an unblrm
ished record, and one that extends all
over the country. It was the general
reputation of Mr. Bruce, in fact, as
well as his services to the national par
ty and his well known ability that
secured for him his position.
The most recent service of Mr. Bruce
to the Republican party was in the Ohio
campaign. He is familiar with Ohio
people and politics, having been edu
cated in that state and been there in
nerly every Presidential election.
The Rev. ,Henry Ward Beecher at
one time urged him to study theol
ogy and become a Congregationalist
preacher, which studies he began, but
did not pursue them long, as he
felt the profession was not his living.
. He is now engaged in cotton plant
ing in the State of Mississippi, and
suffered very seveielyby the March
floods, which inundated the entire
section of country in which he was
He is a professional lecturer, and
during the two terms of President
Cleveland's administration he was on
the lecture platform and traveled from
ocean to ocean. He is a very popular
campaign operator, and has take an
active part in every national campaign
since the war.
From the Negro Solicitor, Oslcalosa, Iowa.
At last McKinley has disposed of
Hon. B. K Bruce by appointing him
Register of the United States Treasury
his old position. We're extremely
glad of it for the negro press can now
speak of something beside the "Hon.
B. K. Bruce."
From the Boston Advance
And still some of the mi. ,
ren are not content with th ed H
ment of Blanche K. Br?6 .?
orable position of R-; the 1
Treasury They allow 'J
African descent, and that i? he B H
a slave, but they insist th-ir Was
cult to distinguish tt huToyhls -8-from
that of a piain " "1 h,s s
man.-Boston Herald. d,Wr &
No, no, Bro. Editor whemm
that he can't tell B. K Brac?f
white man he has doubter m
B. K. for he is way u0i ?rSetJ
below the Mulatto and any J? C0,0
sees him would not call him wW
any means. wn'K by
From the Gazette. Raleigh N c
hile the other applicants for &
doubtless staying around WasLS
city watching the movements of
President and getting indorse?
from people who visit the CapS
the Nation your uucle B.K.Bruce' I
w..ukw. tiuwiju., rtuu as a recti f .
Thursday of last week, g
alcKmley appointed ex-Senator Bru
to his former position of Register of
the Treasury. It is nnt rmi u.A .
down a working man, but also hard!
aown a live politician. While,;
younger fellows slept Bruce went ar
with the prize. Congratulation
From the Times, Walton, N.Y.
The President has appointed Blanche
K. Bruce, of Mississippi, Register o(
ih.e Treasury. Bruce repress
Mississippi in the Senate in recoa
struction days and is the best knon
negro republicans in the country. H
was Register of the Treasury oc
before, and is a genial fellow.
(From the Morning Republican, Wnt)
We are pleased to observe that the
President, in selecting his Registcrei
the Treasury, has reappointed to &
place Hon. Blanche K. Bruce, of Jfe
sissippi. We do not approve ofiit
cuslom, started we believe by Prcs
dent Hayes, of reserving certainplica
for colored men, because we fori
every man, white or black, should be
eligible to every position for whic&k
is qualified, and to which his senfca
to the party, or the country, permitba
to aspire. So long, however, as Ha
particular place, like that of Recorfo
of Deeds of the District of Columbu,
seems to have become a chattel ollie
aggregate colored vote, wearefrt
that Mr. Bruce was not passed by
Of those who give to the lover :
mankind hope that the future ollie
colored man may be creditable to ins
and of benefit to the land of which ie
has become a part, Bruce is the jpe
we contemplate with most satisfaction.
He is a man of brains, and he ha3 :haS
gentlemanly bearing and tact itat
draw men to him and retain them. A
self-respecting man, he is at the same
time the type of a perfect gentlemm.
No doubt he feels, as every sensitiie
colored gentleman must feel, themany
humiliations which the worthiest d
his race must bear because the Led
God chosen to give him a conip cxna
darker than the Caucasion. But
stead of resenting this in anger, oi
meeting prejudice with fierce protest,
Mr. Bruce bears the burden of such
discrimination with dignity and i6
abiding faith that time will efface pre
judice, that the bearing of such as he
will disarm hostility, and that the ad-
vanrp nf hie mpp vp:it hv venMfl tut
gentler, attributes of civilization, will
compel fair treatment at the hanilJ of
christian men and women. .
When we reflect that the new Ras
ter was born in bondage, that nc rs
nmnKif;-..11.. col f-mM rt m.in. that DC
has acquired wealth by the exercised
the gifts the Lord vouchsafed mm,
are astounded to behold whata braiflj
man, a pure hearted man, a thoruiiCT
honorable man, can make of wniscu
under the most adverse ctrcumstauces.
We believe we have heretofore spoK
of the subject of this paragraph, low
ing the Reconstruction period he repre
sented the State of Mississippi ?
Senate of the United States. W
men who at that time were sen '
Congress from the lately conquerw
States did not always come iw
clean bill of health. In fact, there we
a certain general disposition
the other members to draw the.;
away irom cuhwui r, ,
baggers" and the few stored
whom the "carpet-Dagg -
recognize. Senator Brute uw
legislative career under these unj
ant surroundings But he had
been there long before, in hisow n
est, yet self-respecting way, '
secured the respect of his coIW
both sides of the senate Chamwr
friends he then made, he n d
Since he left the Senate, he tias
several prominent positions- jQ
of these he has shown his vvor Q
none of them has he feiledW"
those who honor and admire nio
we are glad to perceive by nb t
pointmlnt that his public career
yet closed. , jacinth'5
The future of the colored race .
country is not yet assured. m
as a race, attain a greater "3 mBSt
they have so far reached. yore
learn to respect themselves
white men will respec : j fae .
whole. They must cease i
snirnniK as the element a
upon a political canvass a & i
when the harvest "i:fate. lf,
the expense of the : candid8
must so ascend in the socia is
. itun d - .
to approacn tnem
Q ftonrrarmie thm tO Ou
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