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The Black Man At Washington

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Can it be that tho Kepublieans aro " going back on " their colored brother ? It certainly looks like it wlien tho New York Times publishes such a letter from Grace üreenwood as the iolowing : " Said Mr. Howe, 'No ! Mr. Presi-. dent, the United State8 have not to take care of the black men of the South ; the black men are taking care of the United States.' "It really looks like it- not only in the South but here. They are already a people of elegant leisure, and take time to visit the Capítol daily. They evidently think that Congress will bear watching. They are always in the galleries - ix c!ark 'cloud of wtiawe.' You eneounter them in overy corridor To-day we wore driven to the wall, or the Sonate' s stairs, by a joyous band of adolescent Ethiopeans - or, not to put too fine a point ou it, a set of black young rowdies, who wero leaniing lobbying before their letters. They bore theniselves like the mastors of the place, as of the political situation. Thoy were ragged; but rollicking ; dirty, but defiant. Among these people are many excellent, industrious, wellbehaved men and women, but the majority of the boys and young girls are anything but lovely or gracious results of emancipation. " They need a fifteenth amendment to thoir manners. We neod a UVU Kights bilí to compel them to be civil and magnanimous ■ toward us. And what a vast number of tb ese people theve are in tho Territory ! Coming irom California I am struck anew by it. Africca seems to havo come to Washington, as Asia to tían Francisco. May we not see the yam and cocoa planted on the Capítol torraces, and a tetish by Fish Mills set up in the rotunda. In league with the Board of Public Works tlioy seemed destined to rendor part of the metropolis a howling desert, and wo shall be lost, and Stanley will have to come and discover us." Twoed's civil Buit has bec-u further postponed.


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