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The Colored American from Washington, District of Columbia • Page 4

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Nf 4 THE COLORED AMERICAN MJR IR DOUGLASS IN THE WEST WESTHe WESTa VESTHe a He Royally Entertained and Eatkua Eatkuaiastiooll J3ntJuuJistltflll 12atkui i iastiooll Seceired1 Seceired1fWashingtonian Rece1TedrwashingtoniClna ReCQITOWashingtonians Washingtonians should Be QxceQ QxceQingly Qxcead Qxceadt xc si siingly ingly proud or the fact that they have havein havein haver 1 in their midst a young yQun man Who hasG has hasattained hasattained attained an exceptionally fine record recordIn rGcor rGcorin recordt a In the musical field so much as to be hejustified bejustified bejustified justified in assuming tie non de plume plumeof plumeof 7 I of Ole Bull of the Negro race This Thisyoung Thisyoung Thisq young man whose reputation is now notvthoroughly nowthoroughly nowthoroughly thoroughly established tabli hed abroad as1i as aswell aswell 1i well as in his native city is none noneother noneother noneother other than Joseph Douglass grand grandson grandOn grandi i son On fJt rf the late Frederick Douglass Douglasswhose Dougl Douglasswhose swhose whose likeness l1ken ppears her here below belowJOS belowJOS belowrr rr JOS DOUGLASS OR OLE BULL BULLJoe BULLD1 BULLJoe D1 D1Joe Joe as he IB bailed by his Intimate Intimatefriends lntlmatefrIends 1 friends and social clal companions ie its a avery avery avery very congenial fellow very sedate and andextremely andextremely andt extremely modest yet when the oc occasion oca OCcaston a casion demande itself especially when whenhe whenhe whenfeels he feels an Interview will not prove proveany proveany proveany any ways at all embarrassing embarra ln Mr MrDouglass YrDougla Mrt Douglass Dougla proves himself an adept con conversationalist conyersatlonaUst eonversationalist versationalist versationalistIn In a a recent Interview with Mr MrDouglass MrDouglass 1 i i Douglass concerning hie western we tern and andsouthern andsouthern andJ southern tours from which he has just MR IR JOSEPH JOSEPHHDOUGLAS JOSEPHHDOUGLASVIolinIst DOUGLASS DOUGLASSViolinist 4 fP Violinist Violinistreturned VIolinIstreturned Violinistreturned returned The Colored Ameriean glean gleaned gleaned gleaned ed the following facts factsIn factsIn factsr it In the states of Pennsylvania Ohio OhioIndiana OhioIndiana Ohio1 1 Indiana and Kentucky Kentu ky he was receiv received received received ed with great cordiality Not bel be because becau cause cau the was the grandson of the immortal Im Immortal immort11 mortal Frederick Douglass but owing owingto to the faet that his violin recitalswere recitals recitalwere recitalswere were as soul inspiring as they were wereclassical wereclassical 3 5 classical while minds and tastes of ofhis othis his audiences had been cultivated to tothe tothe tos 4 the appreciation of classical music musicbut musicbut musicl I tw but not to the extent to which our ourown ourown ourown own violin virtuoso had transformed transformedthem transformedthem transformedthem them by the harmonious touch of his hisbow hisbow hisbow bow bowtr tr t4 bowAt At one time when Douglass Do gIass appear appeared appeared appeared ed at Dayton Ohio in the largestchurch largest largestchurch lar est estchurch church white In that city before an anaudience anaudience anN audience of several musical loving lovingpeople lovingpcovle people as well as musical critics he hepersonally hepersonally hepersonally personally received receiY the entire enti con congratulations congratulations conck ck gratulations of all especially from a ayoung aoung at young oung lady now a student in the New NewYork NewYork zt 1 York Conservatory of Music who wh told toldhim toldhim toldhim i him she didnt know colored people peoplecould peoplecould peoplecould could play that classical music This Thisis Thisis Thisis is merely merel an incident of the impression impres impression impression sion left by Douglass in the far Wes Western Western We Wetorn tern cities citiesIn citiesIn citiesI I In answer to the question as towhether to towhether towhether whether the southern uthern people appre appreciate appreCate appredate date classical music In preference to torag torag torag rag time Mj Douglass replied Oh Ohyes Ohyes hr yes decidedly de idedly I noticed during my 3 a southern tour in Tennessee that a agreater agreater agreater greater part of my audience were in intelligent intelligent intelligent telligent colored people and many manywhite manyhite manywhite white hite people who I can truthfully truthfullystate truthfullystate truthfullystate state evidenced no ragtime tendencies tendencieswhatever tendencieswhatever tendencieswhatever whatever Again A ain I noticed notic the ap applause applause applause plause and encores I received were werenot werenot werenot not extended from force or habit but butwere butwere butwere were sincere This latter feature was wasmore wasmore wasmore more prevalent among the colored per person person person son who probfibly had become ex extremely extremely extremely tremely classical classicalWhile classic classicalVhile lVhile Vhile at Nashville continued Mr MrDouglaBfi 1tlrDouglaEs MrDouglass Douglass I was wa the guest of the fac faculty faculty faculty ulty of Fi Fit a University Here I no noticed noticed noticed ticed the students inthe in he musical de department dep department partment rtment were underistrict under trict discipline disciplineespecially disciplinee disciplineespecially especially as concerning their music musicThere musicT musicThere There ere was nothing but highclass highclassmusic highclassmusicVon highclassmusicVon music musicVon Von Blou Verdi Ver4i Wagner and andothers andot andothers others ot ers a a feature which which occasioned occasionedme me to remark Our race race ra is coming to tothe tothe tothe the front frontMr frontN frontNr fMr Mr Douglas while in St Louis took tookoccasion tookoccasion tookoccasion occasion to visit the Fair Among the theplaces theplaces theplaces places visited was the famous Pike PikeHe PikeHe PikeHe He states he experienced none of the thesocalled thesocalled thesocalled socalled prejudice prejudi and adds further furtherthat furtherthat furtherthat that he experienced none of the theseparate theseparate theseparate separate gate entrances Although AlthoughMr AlthoughM Mr Douglass does not desire to be put puton puton puton on record as saying no noprejudice prejudice exists existsthere existsthere existsthere there thereIt thereIt thereIt It is well to ncte nctethe the fact that that our ourviolinist ourviolinist ourviolinist violinist was not seeking notoriety notorietyhence notori notorietyhence ty tyhence hence his refusal to play at the Fair on ona ona ona a special occasion occasionDEFENDS occasionDEFENDS i iDEFENDS DEFENDS MINISTER POWELL POWELLDeclared POWELLDeclared POWELLDeclared Declared to be an Intelligent and Loy Loyal Loyi Loyal i al American Citizen CitizenEditor CitizenEditor CitizenEditor Editor Post In your roureditorlal editorial of ofAugust ofAugust ofAugust August 6 styled Our Predicament in inHaiti InHaiti inHaiti Haiti you mention the names of the theconsular theconsular theconsular consular officers sent to that island islandto Islandto islandto to represent this government Then Thenyou Thenyou Ihenyou you add They seem to be all of ofthem ofthem them either foreigners forei ers or negroes negroesand negroesand negroesand and not one of them can be reasonably reasonablyconsidered reasonablyconsidered reasonablyconsidered considered as representative of this thiscountry thiscountry thiscountry country HON WM POWELL POWELLU Minister to Port au Prince San Santo Santo Santo to Domingo DomingoIt It is strange to say the least that thatthe thatthe thatthe the editor of the Post does not know knowthat Itnowthat knowthat that Ministetr Powell and Consul Liv Livingston Livingston Livingston ingston are nativeborn citizens of this thiscountry thiscountry thiscountry country that they are loyal citizens citizensand citizensand citizensand and descended from loyal parentage parentagethat parentagethat parentagethat that they have received an American Americaneducation Americaneducation Americaneducation education and proven their scholastic scholasticattainments scholasticattainments scholasticattainments attainments on their native soil in incompetition incompetition incompetition competition with other American cit citizens citI citizens I izens and that in their official capaci capaciI capacity I ty they have shown themseh themselves the uelve3 es worthy worthyrepresentatives worthyrepresentatives representatives of this nation nationr I Yzni Minister Powell has measured measure up upto uto uptc to and has demonstrated his efficiency efficiencyduring efficiencyduring efficiencyduring during the Haitien troubles and has hasevinced hasevinced hasevinced evinced tact courage and a 3 psrsii psrsiitent perstatent persistent tent determination to protect Ameri American American American can citizens and American intetrestsnor Intetrests Intetrestsnor Intetrestsnor nor has he failed to show his interest interestin in and extend his good office to for foreign fo foeign foreign eign representatives PROF JAMES STORUM STORUMMinister STORUMMinister STORUMMinister Minister Powell has proven himself himselfa himsela a a representative of American citizen citizenship citizenship citizenship ship full of patriotism pluck and andcourage andcourage andcourage courage If he does not truly repre represent represent represent sent this government with dignity dignityhonor dignityhonor dignityhonor honor efficiency and loyalty then this thisgovernment thisgovernment thisgovernment government has no representative any anywhere anywhere anywhere where A man must be measured by byhis byhis byhis his achievements and not by the color colorof colorof colorof of his hair or skin skinJAMES JAMES STORUM STORUMMonday STORUMMonday STORUMtilonday Monday August 8th 1904 1904Washington 1904Washington 1904Washington Washington is well represented in inthe inthe inthe the literary department of the Con Congressional Congressional Congressional gressional Index Rev RevA A Garner GarnerPastor GarnerPastor GarnerPastor Pastor of the Plymoth Congregational CongregationalChurch CongregationalChurch CongregationalChurch Church is Editor of the Department of ofSociology ofSociology ofSociology Sociology Dr Sterling Brown is isEditor IsEditor isEditor Editor of the Church Department Departmentand and Miss Georgia Brown his daughter daughteredits daughteredits daughteredits edits the Young Peoples Department DepartmentMerchant DepartmentMerchant DepartmentIIercliallt Merchant Tailorin Tailorinleaning Tailoring Tailoringleaning TailorillgMeaning leaning Altering and Be Bepairing Hepairing Repairing pairing a Specialty We give giveprompt giveprompt giveprompt prompt attention to our ourtrade ourtrade ourtrade trade and guarantee our ourwork ourwork ourwork work Give us a trial trialBranch trialBranch 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1894-1904