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PUBLISHED SIMULTANEOUSLY AT Augusta, Georgia, Newbern, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland. New Orleans, Louisiana, Beaufort, South Carolina, New York City, Charleston, South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, Huntsville. Alabama. Richmond, Virginia, Jacksonville, Florida. Savannah, Georgia, Louisville, Kentucky, Tallahassee, Florida, Memphis. Tennessee. Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mobile, Alabama, Washington, D. C., Nashville, Tennessee, Wilmington, N. C. ITEMS OF INTEREST J From the Branches of the Freedman's Fac ings and Trad Company- > AUGUSTA, GA. We learn from this branch that many of the colored people are losing their situa* tions on account of the way they saw fit to vote at the recent election. Great rains are prevailing there, to the damage of the crops. Yet we know the promise to the industrious and the sober man never fails, and in due time he will reap if he faint not. We trust that at Augusta, as well as every where else in our broad land, the day will' soon come when no man will be persecuted for opinion's sake. AY 7 e advise the workers to go on; save their dimes and coppers: buy themselves garden patches if they can net buy acres and fortune, i, e, God will favor the brave. Let every man strive to become the owner of land—ever so small a tract even. BALTIMORE. The branch of this Bank at this city is at No. 7 S. Gay street, and is under the direc tion of Mr. S. Townsend, as cashier. It has the entire confidence of all people who take the pains to learn anything about it. The amount of deposits there is $00,700. BEAUFORT. This branch, among the Sea Islands, is well known to the laboring people of all that region as a place of safe deposit. The crops are believed to promise very well there, and it is confidently expected that the coming harvest will give every man some money to put by for a dark day. Mr. Scovel, the cashier there, is always at his post. He is careful in guarding the inter ests of the colored people against those who are wiser but no honester than they. We commend our patrons to him. CHARLESTON. Owing to depositors at this branch drawing their money temporarily for farming and trading purposes, the amount of deposits here has fallen off in the last month, but it . still has no less than $58,465 00 to the credit of its customers. Considering that the branch has been in operation but a short time under the direc tion of our cashier, Mr. N. Hitter, this sum is highly creditable to the colored people. We call upon them to strive and keep good their balance, and show a steady gain of deposits each month. JACKSONVILLE. The Bank in this beautiful southern city is now in charge of Rev. W. L. Coan, so well known in connection with his labors through the South in the Iraet Society’s employ. He enjoys the confidence of all who know him, and will build up our branch there. The Bank office has recently been changed to the cor ner of Bay and’Ocean streets, and refitted “How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, and furnished in a plain but becoming style, under the direction of our general inspector, Mr. S. L. Harris. It is expected that a large amount of deposits will find their way during the coming summer to this branch. LOUISVILLE. The branch of our Bank in this splen j did city has done a great work for the ; colored people, but yet it has not half : covered the ground open to it. An j esting report as to the moral condition of | the colored people in that city has been j prepared and forwarded to the principal ‘ office, in AV r ashington, by Mr. Joshua Tevis, j a colored man of Louisville. A few extracts from that report will show the status now, and afford ground for some comparisons. It appears that there are there twelve schools for colored children ; the number of children enrolled on the school lists in these schools, 1,515, and the average attend ance 1,090. There are ten churches in Louisville for colored people; the number of church members in them 4,230, and the number attending, as church and congregation, G,310. We may state that at the com mencement of the rebellion there were put "throe suclTscTiools in that city, with an at tendance of two hundred and fifty. Much of this great increase is due to the energy and kind care of General 0. O. Howard, who has directed the influences of the Gov ernment into these beneficent channels. About thirty per cent, of the population of which we speak, are readers, and about six per cent, are already able to write. As a general thing these people are industrious. It is true that some idle persons hang about the city, but the cause of it to a great ex tent is, that bands of regulators in the country districts have spread a system of terrorism, which prevents men who would otherwise gladly become farm laborers from going out to work beyond the reach of the city patrol, who would protect them. The estimated wealth of the colored pop ulation of Louisville is $500,000. There arc 75 painters, 50 carpenters, 25 brick masons, 20 wagon makers, 45 blacksmiths, 20 plasterers, and 15 shoemakers pursuing their avocations here. The average daily wages for laborers, mechanics, etc., $1 62 per day, and the average cost of living about $1 25. The above facts were ascertained by a careful canvass of the city, and, we think, show a fair average condition of* the col ored people, highly creditable to them. We add, they have on deposit at their own Bank there $5G,715 15. Can’t they double it in a year ? MEMPHIS. This branch, under the care of Mr. A. M. Sperry, cashier, is rapidly advancing in prosperity. The colored man’s bank there is known to be perfectly safe. It promises no great amount of interest or dividend, but it is sure pay. We trust the colored people will sec where their true interest lies, and put by their small earnings every day. Each Saturday night let them put in the bank all they have been able to save during the week—be it more or less, and they will be surprised soon, at the way it will accumulate. WASHINGTON, D. C., JUNE 1, 1868. “ And gather honey all the day From every opening flower. NASnVIU.E. The cashier, Mr. J. J. Cary, of this branch writes: One serious drawback tothe people in manyhjealitiesistliclackof schools. With reference to the crops, 'the accounts are favorably, vegetation has, however, been retarded by severe frosts in the month of April. The promise, however, on the whole is for a fair crop. The demand for labor is not so great as it has been for several back seasons. Laborers on farms arc getting 10 and 12 dollars per month and found. The deposits of cash at this branch in our Bank are $35,581,80. The following is from the Nashville Press and Til**® : “ Interesting Meeting. —On Mouday night a large and interesting meeting was held at St. Paul’s colored church, on Cher ry street, in South Nashville. The occa sion was not one of politics, but was for the inculcating into the minds of the colored people the great importance of economy and money saving. I). W. Peabody and Judge Lawrence delivered short addresses, urg ing upon their hearers the propriety of making homes for themselves and acquiring property. Several other speeches were made, anu the colored people appeared to be deeplv interested in the theme of the oc casion.” > r- fcn > * NEW ORLEANS. The local Advisory Committee of our branch at New Orleans has been remod eled, and such modifications made as will increase the patronage of this excellent institution. Kev. Dr. Newman is chair man of the committee; C. S. Sauvinet, cashier, is secretary, and with them are associated such gentlemen as Messrs. Waples, Crane, Bowie, Turner, Banks, Pemberton, etc. And we now invite the attention of our friends to the advantages of such a bank, where they may deposit their savings and receive a fair interest thereon. If you have a spare dollar put it in the bank, and this will not only increase, but will incline you to put another there. NEW BERN, N. C. We clip the following from the Newbern Republican : “Freedman’s Savings and Trust Com pany.—We learn from Mr. C. A. Nelson, cashier, that the Newbern branch of this company is in a very nourishing condition. Notwithstanding the dull scarcity of money the deposits for the last two months—March and Apr H—amounted to $11,976 05, while the drafts for the same period amounted to $10,197 51, showing a net gain of $1,778 54 since March 1. At this season of the year the drafts are unu sually heavy, owing to many depositors in vesting in land, and buying stock, imple ments, seeds, and provisions for carrying on their farms. The amount due deposit ors at (his branch, May 1, was $15,663 62. This is irrefutable evidence of the colored man’s ability and intention not only to take care of himself, but also to provide for the necessities of the future.” RICHMOND. The Despatch of a recent date says the branch of the National Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company in this city seems to be in a prosperous condition. The last re] port shows the amount of deposits to be $1,941 85; drafts, $9Bl 21; amount due depositors, $14,407 4G. RALEIGH. We have the pleasure of announcing that a very promising branch of our Bank has just gone into successful operation in the capital of the good old State of North Caro lina. with Mr. U. W. Brodie as Cashier. Gov. Holden and other of the best citizens and most prominent men of the State, and Col. Dewees, member of Congress elect, have used their influence in establishing it, and are still lending their aid,in its behalf. SAVANNAH. Our Cashier, Rev. I. W. Brinckerhoff, writes as regards- the future of the colored people here, the elements of success are ap parent. Their Industry. The rapid increase of depositors and de posits in this branch of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company show that they realize increasingly that industry, econ omy, and the safe-keeping of their smallest savings, are essential to their prosperity and influence as a people. As the over flowing cisterns indicate the quantity of rain drops that were gathered in the clouds, so the Savings Bank, W%ll patronized, un mistakably shows the quantity of “mint .drops" and "re°nbacks gathered by an in dustnous people. Nothing demonstrates industry and economy more clearly than the Savings Bank. Their Intelligence lie is an intelligent man, comparatively, who knows that he is ignorant. And he will surely become fully intelligent who feels so much the need of knowledge as to strive to obtain it. The school for the colored people here is one of the finest school buildings in the State. It is called “ Beacii Institute,” in honor of Alfred E. Beach, Esq., editor of the Scientific American , New York city, who purchased and donated the ground upon which the building stands. It was erected by the Freedmens’ Bureau at a cost of about fifteen thousand dollars. The Amer ican Home Missionary Association have erected on the same lota pleasant and com fortable home for the teachers, which cost three thousand dollars. There are eleven teachers. The scholars in the day and night schools number nine hundred and twenty-one, all of whom pay a moderate tuition fee. About three hundred and fifty of these scholars also attend the Sabbath school connected with the institute. There are also several private schools kept by colored persons, which are well attended. Attention to Religion. They have five churches in the city Their church property, free of debt, is in value £35,000; besides’ defraying all other expenses they pay to their pastors over $4,- 000 in salaries. The total city membership of these churches is between four and five thousand. Four of the churches have flourishing Sabbath Schools, containing 1,000 scholars in all. Surely there is hope fur a people of whose total population nearly one-half are church members, more than one-tenth attend both secular and Sabbath schools, and over six hundred have in the Saving Bank an aver age deposit of sixty dollars each, with the number of depositors increasing rapidly. No. 6.