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Be sure to read “over education
in another column.
Senator Bruce was offered the Bra
zilian mission, but refused to accept it.
Henry Bergh Esq. thinks he can
cure drunkenness and wife beating
by the whipping post.
Dr. Loyd a prominent colored phys
ician of Louisville left that city "be
tween two suns" this week.
The S w »sa press is loud m its de
nunciation of that Government for
sending paupers to this country.
Mias Deuel 1. of lowa < Tty. com
pleted her last. She held out forty
seven days, and then —died.
Secietaries. Blaine, Lincoln and
dames contemplate a visit among a
few ot their respective posts.
General Sturgis will probably sue
ceed General Potter as Governor o
the Soldiers' Horae ii* Washington.
Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and < hica
go, democratic; and St. Louis. Repub
lican. What on earth is--the matter V
The Nihilist prisoners have had
their trial tor assassinating the Czar,
and received the death penalty —to be
Secretary Lincoln issued an order
to the effect to give to the sufferers ol
the flood, in Dakota. Government
blankets, rations, etc.
Sitting Hull is starved out and now
condescends to surrender—provided
he is treated well. He wants a farm
to raise vegetables on.
The dead-lock in the Senate still
continues, and one Senator says it
might, logically, keep on to the end
of Garfield’s administration.
A dispatch from Boston: That the
Governor appointed ex Cnited Slates
Attorney General Devens to a seat
ou the Supreme Conrt Bench.
Brigham Young, of Georgia, is
dead. He was a colored man, eighty
nine years old; had six wives, and
was the father of eighty children.
Thurlow Weed writes to the New
York Tribune a touching appeal for
the victims ol the earthquake at Gbio:
to which fund he promises §5OO.
The Cincinnati Gazette lectured the
Commercial of that city, on its con
founding the Pilgrim Fathers of Ply
mouth, with die Puritans of die Mas
sachusetts Bay Colony.
The Chicago ( onservator. in its last
issue, had a sketch and portrait of the
late Hon. J. Jones of that city. Be
ing our spiciest exhhange. the Con
servator is one of the most enterpris
ing, newspapers published by Color
ed men in this country.
The Cincinnati Gazette promises
great reforms 'in < incinnati under
Mayor Means. We sincerely hope
ti at the reforms advocated by the re
l gious 4 and independent element of
that| city will be carried out. Y'ile
shows and Sunday exhibitions are a
stench in the nostrils of respectable
people and should have been blot
fed out long ago Irom die enlightens
ed aud progressive city ol ( incinnati.
The following will give a graphic idea
of the serene happiness ? of the life of the
late Czar of Bussia;
At one time the late Czar was prevail
ed upon to wear a chain breastplate
under his tunic, but though one of the
ligh est - kind was made for him, he
Coul t not bear its weight, so the expe
i ient was adopted of causing his tunics
to be padded with cotton wool steeped J
in a preparation which hardened it, and
rendered it, if not bullet proof, at least
knife proof, and difficult for even a bul-,
let to pierce at a long shot. An attempt
was made some time ago to poison the
Czar by sending him a petition covered j
with some noxious powder, since which
he ceased to receive letters, papers, or j
petitions. For a similar reason he gave
up smoking, though he used to like a
cigar, and he drank no wine but from
bottles uncorked in his presence. In
the imperial kitchen the Czar’s food Was
prepared by a French cook, who plied
all his avocations under the eyes ot two
police guards, not that the cook himself
could incur any suspicion, but because
some conspirator might have got at the
ingredients he was preparing. The food
was always cooked in tbe simplest way,
without sauces, and it was tasted by
two officials before it was served at the
Czar’s table. Everything that Alex
ander 11. ate or drank was tasted in his
presence, and all the attendance in the
dining room was performed by servants
of tried fidelity.
THE NEGRO AS AN ECONOMIST
A young colored soldier threw
away a piece of hard lack, when an
other soldier said, “John, you ought
not do that. Have you forgot Fair
Oaks so soon V” Remembering the
awful three days, dining which they
nearly starved, the young soldiei
gathered up the fragments and placed
them in his haversack. We would
do well to take the lesson taught by
the above home to our hearts, for, as
economists, we have been weighed in
the balance and found to have been
wanting. We are not as careful of
.our ntckles and dimes as we should
he. We are poor and are liable to re
main so until we change our unfrugal
habits and recognize economy as the
guardian of property, the good genius
whose presence guides the footsteps
of every prosperous and successful
man. Bishop Wa\ man tells a good
story of a colored man in Baltimore,
who carried on an extensive drayage
business, together with a large barber
shop, lie lived fast, made plenty of
money and spent it rapidly. One
morning he awoke, and to his sur
prise found that the house he rented
had been sold to the German, whom
he employed to Jdrive Ins dray. By
the frugal habits characteristic of his
race, he had not only supported his
family, but had saved enough of Ins
small salary to buy a home for them:
it is ever thus, colored laborers may
receive the same wages,as this .white
colaborer's, bat will, in nine cases out
of ten, come out in debt at the end of
the year. While the latter lias laid
by a snug little sum for a rainy day.
So it goes on from year to year; wc
get poorer and poorer, while our for
eign and American laborers grow
richer and richer. Whose the fault V
It is ohen said what we spend more
money upon our tables ancl ward
robes than any other poor people in
the world, tan this he true \\ liy
need we spend our haid earned dol
lars catering to a pampered taste for
expensive tood and slid more ex
pensive dress. Why will not our
wives and daughters teach their hus
bands and brothers, that true living
does not consist in rich food and
clothing by tilling their tables with
plenty of good, wholesome and well
cooked food and arraying themselves
in neat, modest and inexpensive ap
parel. Surely the result would be an
increase of healthy, happy and vir
tuous families. \\ eso otlen hear our
people say, “Well, we may as well
eat and dress all we can. for we can
never get more than a living out of
the world at any rate.” Suppose we
can't, isn’t it our duty to get the best
living possible. And we certainly
will not do this, it we persist in liv
ing beyond our income and plungipg
deeper in debt every year. True, very
few lucrative employments are open
to biack men at present, but we can
do the best we know in the place we
occupy. We must cultivate habits of
frugality; we must take care of the
cents, and the dollars will take care
of themselves. We must save some
thing out of our earnings, be it ever
so small, every year, for it is nol
what we earn, but what we save that
makes us rich, and there is no better
way to solve this intricate race prob
lem tr.an by acquiring education and
accumulating wealth. The tw.o should
go hand in hand, one is essential to
the other. AV'e know of nothing
which enforces the "Air.'’ so much as
the almighty dollar. Our future de
jpiands that we become capitalists, and
our only way to accomplish this lies
in liemg strictly economical in all
things. We cannot afford to he ex-'
travagant, either for our own sake or
our children’s. We must leani that
“economy is the parent of integrity,
of liberty and of ease, and of the
iieauteous sister of temperance, of
cheerfulness and health, and profuse
ness is a cruel and crafty demon, that
gradually involves in dependence and j
debts: that it letters them with irons
that enter their souls.'’
For the «««iy £hm>.
Light of the 7f . .
l.iglitof tlie world to tlice |\.
All dark with nin am I,| n *»
Yet is thy light my rhlldhoo
Long lost, now tlirough the|j ,n, *i
A stranger, wearily.
Though l am dark thou «ee*t
And It nowest all my si J
l . an not hide one thought l\
Nor would I, Lmd, o, searrlli^*'
All that lies hid withil^^^
rule"* I know my la l her*
The wo.-st that I havA>
How can I hear the toil li»B
How take the gifts that 10 8 l
On snch a guilty onVH|> w *
, M.v Father 10, «11 doubtirgdSL
1 know that 'hou can«\
Outspread beiore t by glorijt/
My present past and futuiff./**
And jet thoa lorest ml*
——' 'AU' Ct.iT.
XFNIA AND WILDF-HI-Hjir
un last Saturday at th'flHP
young men, while ijlayi^^^ e * so ” 1<
threw Mr. H. C. Clay c^P
stairs, falling upon him pr * 0
ankle out of joint. ich P ut hi!
Prof. T 11. Jackson, n«.
Cleveland, will move * l
Mi-a. Amelia Stewart hi^ (L;en jp f G
It is rumored that thflf wo f e ntal
n embers of the Collegek acn i t y hav<
sent in their resignations.
At a meeting of the colc et j citizens o
Green Co., held in Xenia a j evY week
ago the following resolutic s were a( j o pi
ed : Whereas, we,the eol. et j citizens c
Green Co., have heretol'C e s hown oui
devotion to the Kepubll in j, art y
easting our votes with % party, am
whereas, the Kepublica*> !)arty have ig
nored almost totally out.i aim3 t 0 pu b
lie oiliee by refusing to us po »itioi
according to our numbe* j» e j t
Kesolved—That we nQ^ n ger deem i
our duty to vote with tij Kepublicar
party as a test of our granule for past
favors; that in the futur we will eas
| our votes with those, those only
; who are willing to recogj 7 . e our claim!
|to office by giving us a f oper division
Three colored men w- e J)U t on the
city ticket and the probaflities are th*i
they will be elected.
Kev. .1. M. Townsend wife 0 f Kich
mond Ind., have been g-W t * 0 f Bishop
Shorter for several days'*
Mr J. <i. Brown, Plcipal of the
I Troy schools, spent last»ek at home
with his parents and nitjP friends.
Three students from tppXenia High
schools, Misses Mary Baw Lavinia Page
and Lizzie t'rosbv, visiX Wilber force
’ast’weelf. “ ’ to* * >
Mr. J. M. Brown, Getjsupt of the
K. F. K A., spent la* Sabbath at
Wilbertorce on his way to Cairo Ills
where h© will organize a National re-
Association for the Exodites.
Pres. 11. T. Lee promises a contribution
to the columns of the LTvik'v —expect
it within a few weeks.
sI.CI LAK SOCIETIES.
Jsy J. Mitctiem, Terre Haute.
There are scores ef societies among
our people, and all professing to be
beneficient, Now, 1 think that anv
careful observer can see at a glance i
that the way in which the larger pro- 1
portion of the secular societies have
been and are now being managed,
they are. a great impediment to our!
progress. morally, religiously, intel- j
Icetually and financially. Now, what
ever hinders our progresspn any one
of these, 1 think that it is a curse to
us and not a - blessing. 1 hose men
and women that are out to their soci
eties or lodges three or lour nights in •
the week, until eleven or twelve (
o’clock, don't have much time
either moral or religious improvement, j
and, a* a general thing, " they
die they Icuve their families poorer,
and more helpless, because it takes i
all the money that die society has got.
to meet other expends. ( n some of
our large cities we have between twen
ty and thirty societies, and some of
our brethren belong to nearly as many
as there are nights in the week. I
think that there is as much consist- i
eney in such a course as there is in a
man having six wives or a woman j
having six husbands.
in the first place we have too many
societies, and, secondly, we put a 1
higher estimate upon them than we do ;
upon the Church of Clrist and our;
own immortal souls. This statement
is true, if we are Io judge by the peo
ples actions. Hundreds oi persona
seem to be so carried away and so de
lighted with their societies that they .
seem to forget (jxod, and refuse, or
neglect to live a lire of faith and trust
in hod. by so donjg they fail to make j
tbe world better, I wiser and happier
by them having lived in it. Hundreds :
of our members tire so influenced by !
their societies, or! the duties enjoined
upon them that tfihey will pass by the
church and go tog their societies, while
penitent sinners Are at the altar plead
ing ..for mercy, jj Yes, hundreds of
church members® say, by their actions,
that they must go to their societies, il
the elans leader and prayer meeting
leader-don’t have any body to'lead ;
and also declare by their actions that
they must pay their dues in the soci
<tv if their servant, thb preacher in
charge, has to starve or freeze to
death, and the church building and
every thing in it sold at sheriffs sale.
1 a>k every honest reader, will such
a course of lile as that prove a bless
iu2 lo them, individually or collect
ive! v? i hope that the readei of this
letter wilt remember that I do not say
that Christians, who understand them
selves will do these things, but
church members —professed followers
of Christ. I have no particular ob
jection to our members belonging tc
one or two good beneficiary societies.
It they are so managed as not tc
make the rich, richer and the poor,
poorer. In some cities it takes be
tween live and ten thousand dollars a
year to meet tiie demands of their sec
ular societies, thereby the rich are
1 maile unit the poor are made
poorer. Now such a benevolent so
ciety -Jie Knights of Wise Men
where, at the death of a member, hi
or her lawlul heirs receive from ore
to two thousand dollars, is worthy ou
j attention: that amount of money vvil
! make the family of the decease*!
richer and better prepared to pusl
their way through life. J herelori
my advice to church members, urn
i friends in general, if they’ wish t<
have money after their death to sup
port and educate your children, or en
dow schollarships in Wilberfprce I ni
| versity or some other college. Thet
| forsake all of those worthless societies
I that have been, and are still, an ini
pediment to your financial and religi
jotis progress, and fall in with tin
Knights of Wise Men. which I thin!
iis destined to be of great benefit ant
credit to our race: if it continues t<
!be properly conducted, as I think il
; has been. Although 1 saw a lettei
I from Air. W. I°. Anderson, publisher
in the “Kight Way.” of March .*>, it;
s that letter I llnnk the gentleman gives
the wrong advice, lie says that it
lias occurred to him, since the last
meeting of the Qrand Lodge, that
after reaching the two thousand dollar
payment that we ought to make the
ovet 1 uu,
other order in the I'nited States by
,our people. Now, Mr. Editor, 1
think that this spirit and love of dis
play and outside show is just the
thing that has played the mischief
j with our people in this country. 1
think that the better way will be. if be
j wishes to put the Grand Lodge on
I wheels and let her roll around the
' world, instead ot spending hundreds
of dollars to make a great display,
take they money and send out agents
in every direction, and canvass the
country, and show our people the im
portance or uecessity of taking hold
of such an enterprise.
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