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JL, Ed. and Prop. OBO, W. C. . . - -JUNE 25, 1881. . was interviewed on question, and replied ow he stood, that ncit eat hog meat, ,t like for them to" say at it.'V .uibition Crusade is now a contest between the Civil Rulers or Ministers and the people and it is only a question of tira ) when the people will assert thetf rights and put at rest this flagrant (attempt to abridge their rights and privileges by the ecclesiastic apocrypha of old." We believe in temperance and moral reform, but all permanent re form must come from the pedple and by their consent, otherwise it is a farce. SCHOOL NOTES. While in Washington last week we noticed some of the closing exer cises of the city schools. They were very good and consisted of recita tions, dialogues and singing. After the exercises the teacher, Miss Alice M. Parks, was presented by her pu pils with a silver mug and two handsome vases, in a neat address. The school officers seemed much pleased with Jlhe years' work. , " Addresses irere made by extwist- ers, SyphaxyLRev. F. Cook, Mr, J3' " ' Mo, and Mr. Brooks. , l "correspond- i'ENCE. . INCTON. D. C, 1 ko 20, 1881. jf the Goldsboro Star 's issue the fall de hington tour, there ig able to get through is In Washington and attending a praye meeting. After Mr. Trice had mushed reading ; address he handed the ftnanuscrirt to the President who said verbatitj'rt weraim: " I have no more mea;ns of know ing the leading colcredmen in North Carolina than in Texas ; t'lorefore you colored men greatly over esti mate the Executive) power in ap pointing officers. 3ot more than one officer in a hundred is appointed directly by the President. Doubt less you have all read of my efforts in behalf of your race. Ymv race has succeeded greatly beyond ex pectation in the last fourteen years, and it is due to the patiencfe you have had. I have endeavored, to re cognize your race as far as possible. I appointed Mr. Douglass Register of Deeds for the District of Colum bia, and Mr. Bruce RegistW of the Treasury of the United States, and all the currency and bonds that are issued hereafter will have to be signed by Mr. Bruco; these are prominent positions. You colored men should be more particular in the selection of the men you recom mend for prominent positions, be cause a colored man of bad character in a prominent position works more injury to yourt race than a white man in a similar position. I shall always try to make appointments in accord with the wishes of the peo pie." : ;"V: -. We leave our readers to judge for j themselves what impression the dele Igation made upon ithe President.' T,W. COLORED COUNSELORS. ' Howard Law Department Com mencement President Qar field's Little Speech. ' The graduating exercises of the law department of Howard Univen. sity occurred la evening in the eol-' s.wasahr" ' and pleasure to move the admission Jo the Supreme Court of the United Siixf one of your race. He is now, x eve, one of the oldest liv ing colored counselors before the Supreme Court. " It gives me pleas ure to put into your hands this di ploma, which launches you into act ive life, to capture your place in the world and conquer the success which work and study alone can give." He then presented diplomas to the fol lowing GRADUATES t Henry E. Baker, Columbus, Miss.; William II. Richards, Athens, Tenn.; James II. S. Parker, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chas. II. Lemos, Fredericks burg, Va.; Leonidas A. Lewis, Ches ter, S. C. A vocal selection was then finely rendered by Miss Tillie Soroerville. Hon. A II. Pettibone delivered the address, which, was an able exposition of the sphere of the legal profession. A vocal selection by Miss Blanche Washington brought the exercises of a very pleas ant evening to a cloe. The follow ing was the efficient committee on arrangements: William II. Rich ards, Miss Emma G Met tee, James F. Carle, James II. S. Parker, Hen ry E. Baker, chairman. The ushers were as follows: James F. Carlo, Lawrence 0. Posey, George W. Cook, Jesse Lawson, T. S. D. Bcr- srer. Professor Wiley Lane will go, soon after commencement, to spend a short time in visiting his father in Elizabeth City, N. ft, after which he will spend most of the summer vacation in traveling in different parts of, the South, probably in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, in the interest of the University. His object will be to diffuse 'more general information about Howard University, to show the advant cs of sdent .life In Washington number of bumvumt ty. National Intel Prof., Wiley Lan? Carolina's brightest has the Starts war THE TAR HEEL STATE. A Colored Delegation Complain That their Race is not Properly ' ' . -, Treated. The delegation of colored Repub licans appointed by the convention held at Raleigh, N. C.t last month tf protest against the unfair distrib ution of Federal offices in that State, had an interview with the President Vestei'diLV. (iflnrrn Priffl. tha nhn'tr. man of the delegation, presented the memorial ana statement of their grievances. They say they do not desire to control any greajliumber of Federal offices, but as thev hare always been faithful in tieh snnnort of the Republican party, and as1 they numocr aDout im,uuu voters, against dU.UUU white Kenuolicans m the State, they should be allowed a prt- fortionate share of the patronage, n reply, the President said that ho symyathized deeply with them in this phase ol the situation ; that he had no means of knowing the stand ing of such applicants from North uaronna as were appointed to offices, save through the representations of the party leaders in ;he State; that it had been his belief; and he had always exemplified that be lief in his action, that the colored race should bo properly . recognized whenever an onnortunitv offered, as m the appointment of Douglass as itecorucrot Deeds and JJruce as Register of the Treasury. He ad monished the delegation that they should be particularly cautious in recommending one of their own race for an office, because if any mis" us were made, or the obiect of choice should prove unworthy o trust,' it would have a greater i ence to prejudice such appointu than If the appointee were a - man with the same faults.' rrnminfld them thnt i? - "But the poor old man, when news was communicated to him he was to be free and return to country where he is, . we have doubt, a lawful king, (of a counh called Timboo,) he looked at the ol companion of his slavery the moth' er of his nine children -ho jould not agree to part with hf , She tt how could she Apart with him ! She wished to follow him to the end of the world. What was to be done? I had no authority to interfere as to her, and I felt almost fcrievejl Jty I had taken a solitary sterm ti Tjr inbss, believing tha the eepa of the old couple would no celerate the death of both, i rejoices me to tell you . jei ,ith Prince- they will hot. call ee "Miss Jane" as the old ;:u ecoJJwt always called yoi iied agairi-to Mr. Fost ' a truly amiable 'anu' he could not find in his arate his old and faithful and for a ver small sum J. to the value'oV Isabella he agreed to give her us as his intentions were kndd quested a young gentlema bar to head a subscription Prince, asking of hisfrient him to purchase his wife. 9 rad dollars, was the sun In a very few days he ha of, $93. Several gcntl' him ?10, one give b gave $5, and vc ' cates vi uncom four' ki' in"