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The State Journal.
Published every Saturday by
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chasing. The parties who advertise in this
paper are reliable, and should have our en
tire lmt.ronage. The fact that they patronize
us is sn evidence that they are friendly
toward us, and desire our patronage.
Please mention the JOUENAL when you call.
State Journal, the only general
newspaper devoted to the interest
of the colored people in the State
of Pennsylvania. Published week
ly, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Hereafter all subscriptions to Tne
State Joursar will be in advance.
We are now printing the only news
paper devoted to the interest of the
colored people of the State of Penn
sylvagia. That we may be able to
successfally do this, we are compelled
to exact payment in advance. All
bills for back sabseription should be
paid without delay.
Our Duty to Ourselves.
The position held by our people in
life is not by any means an envisble
one, though it is much improved to
that of a few years back. We are
in a great measure to be blamed for
this state of things. While we can
point to and give many proofs of the
oppression, hardships and disadvan
tageous conditions under which we
have struggled, it in nowise destroys
the fact that we have been dilatory
and too extremely passive in all
things tending to embrace our wel
fare. We have been too well satis
fied with the simple gratification of
our appetites, and wholly obiivious
to our real duty as a people. There
have been, of course, a few notable
exceptions, but these only prove the
existence of the rule.
We do not propose to assume
parental charge of our people, nor do
we speak thus to detract from them;
but we do feel that the fallacies, the
delusions, and the masterly inactivity
which are, seemingly part und parcel
of our being should be eliminated
and give place to healthy and vigor
ous effort. We are obligated one to
the other for the repression of exist
ing evils and the accomplishment of
those things that create a wholescme
influence for good and lasting results-
The success and permanency of our
institutions, the general improvement
and the substantial footing which we
must gecure in order to become an im
portant factor in the aflairs of to-day
and the fnture, must come through
potitive and united endeavors.
In the first place, we need to mar
shal our forces into cie solid phalanx
Without union, we cannoct hope to
compete cven with those who are
constantly putting forth organized
efforts to win, although, by far,mauch
in advance of us. Again, we lack
race-pride,the necessary sympathy that
is possessed by all other natioznalities
and is ever being exhibited among
them. The consequence of this is
that we are deprived of the enjoyment
of rights, in many instances, justly
ours. These are facts well-known
and cannot be denied.
The most important feature in our
deficiencies is the great lack of edu
cation. This cannot be called a fault
of ours, for the privileges given us in
years past were not conducive to in
tellectnal advancement. The facili
ties of the present, however, we don’t
think are appreciated as they should
be. Education we want and educa
tion we must have. It is the lever
that is to elevate us from the unen
viable position which is now ours.
We cannot expend too much effort in
in this regard: no sacrifice is too great
for its attainment; no legacy so im
portant. Let the cry be, educate!
educate! educate! Wipe out the
hindrances that have been so tena
cious and so detrimental to our wel
fare, and, at last, through the per
sistency and earnestness of purpose
surmount the rugged pathway and
impiant the banuner of true felicity and
Tae natioral rules of the Repub.
lican party whic®we publish in this
issue calls for a wide range of repre
sentation to all factions of the party
and the test to the sincerity of those
rules will be evidenced by the number
of colored delegates from northern
states in the next national conven
The refusal «f the Hackensack
cemetery company of New Jersey
wbich Gov. Abott has made an oe
casion for a special message to the
legislature is a striking evidence of
the position the poor black man still
holds in this ncble land of the brave
and home of the free. Hated and
despised in life rejected snd carsed
when dead.
% Tue resolation offered by Senator
iSherman, instructing the Committee
on Privileges and Elections to in
! quire into the alleged outrages com
imitu-d by rebel Democrats in the
States of Mississippi and Virginia,
failed to fire the Bourbon heait; not
a single spark succeeded in starting a
flame, and the most rabid fire-eater
from the South swallowed his dish of
crow and did not give a gap. There
is a time when silence is the safest
argument a man can make, and every
Southern Senator auswered with
silken-like silegge..*
It is quite probable that Mayor
King will receive a large vote from
the colored men of I’hilabelphia as an
attestation of the principle he repre
Ir the colored voters of Pennsyl
vania have no representation in the
State Convention, will the League be
responsible? ]
No markets, but heaps of talk, and
still councilmen are not happy.
o . o by
Tue actions of the South Carolina
delegation in Congress relative to the
death of Mr. Mackey shows in un
mistakable light the hstred of the
Democrats for Southern Republi
Something Ab(.);t. Our Churches,
Sunday Schools and Church
This chureh is loc:ted on Eleventh
street, below Market, being a neat
little frame building, baviog been
erected the past year. It bas seat
ing capacity of about two hundred.
The present pastor, Rev. Beverly
Jonee, is much beloved by his eongre
gation, and by his efforts has suc
ceeded ir building the present house
of worship. The valuable piece of
property once owred by this church,
situated in South Third street, was
sacrificed at a great loss, threugh bad
financial management. The congre
gation worshipped in Frankiin Hall
during the greater part of last winter,
but like the earnest band of workers
they are, finally surmounted all diffi
calties, and again have the pleasure
of wor-hiping under their own vine
and fig-tree. There are many hard
and earnest werkers in the congrega
tion, principally among them being
Louis White, Messrs. Braxton, Moten,
Jackson and Jones. The choir at
tached to the church lacks that dis
cipiine and training which character
izes our other church choirs, but they
are making streruous efforts toward
improvement. The Sanday-school is
well attended, and is superintended
by Mr. Robert Carrington. Proba
bly the largest revival held in the
city this season was held at this
church, and was the result of adding
many to its membership.
The Colored Trustees Sustained.
New Havex, Coxx., Jan. 25.
The Rev. Mr. Stansbury who, act
ing under the authority of Bishop
Brown, of the African Methodist
Episcopal Conference, attempted to
preach in the Bethel Church a few
Sundays ago, and had gone but a little
way beyond the text, before he was
unceremoniously ejected into the
street by the church Trustees, has
lost his cise in the Saperior Court.
The Trustees, before the advent in
the city of the Rev. Mr. Stansbury,
had hired the Rev. Mr. Johnson, of
New Jersey,-and were determined
that no one but he should preach to
them. The Rev. Mr. Stansbury made
charges against his assailants, and
they were fined in the City Court for
assault. IHe also sued out a writ of
mandamus to compel the Trustees to
give him admission to the pulpit and
the emoluments of the pastorate
office. Judge Stoddard to-day dis
missed the mandamus, thereby up
holding the action of the Trustees
who supported the Rev. Mr. Johnson
as against the appointee of the Bishop.
The Judge he!d thst the Trustees had
a right to name their Pastor, as the
Bishop had neglected to make an ap
pointment after the pulpit had been
vacant for several weeks.
A Gift to Lincoln University.
Laxcaster; Pa., Jan. 25.
The will of William W. Wasbon,
of Chestnut Level, this county, who
died Jaouary 12, gives £3,500 to
Lincoln University, Chester county,
to be kept in perpetual investment by
the Trustees of the University, and
the income to be applied to the edu
cation of young men of color study-
Ing for the ministry.
Miss Susan B. Anthony has written a
circular letter to all the members of the
House who were not present when it was
decided not to continue a committee on
woman’s suffrage, asking them which
way they would have voted had they
been present, the idea being, if there is
any chance of success, to bring the reso
lution up again. The letter is written by
Miss Anthony’s secretary and signed by
Miss Anthony. One of the members
noticing that the word suffrage was writ
ten suflerage, enclosed it to the Com
mittee on Civil Service with a note, ex
pressing some surprise that an old school
teacher should pass over such an error.
NorwiTasTANDING all the grand new
telescopes, the palm for size belongs to
Lord Rosse's in Ireland.
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Charges Against Boynton—He Asks {
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Boyaton and Shaw—&c., &c. ]
W asHINGTON, Jan. 30.—1 n the House
of Representatives, yesterday, Mr. Hop
king, of Pennsylvania, rising to a ques
tion of privilege, offered the following
preamble and resolution :
Waereas, The Hon. J. Warren
Keifer, a member of this House, has
charged 11. V. Boynton, Washington
correspondent of the Cincinnati Commer
cial Gazette, now holding a seat in the
press gallery under the rules of the House,
with having approached the Speaker of
the House, during the closing days of the
last session of Congress, with corrupt
propositions, intended to influence his
official action, and
Whereas: This alleged act is in the na
ture of a gross breach of the privileges
of the House, and the charge, if sus
tained, would call for the exclusion of
said 11. V. Boynton from the press gal
}écsolved, That a special committee of
five members of this House be appointed
the Speaker, with power ‘to send for per
sons and papers, and administer oaths, to
investigate the said charge of attempted
corruption, and to report the result of
their investigation to the House.
Mr. Calkins, of Indiana, raised the
point of order that the resolution did not
present a question of privilege, inasmuch
as it referred to events occurring in a
previous Congress.
Mr. Hopkins explained that the resolu
tion affected the privilege of a reporter to
occupy the seat now.
Mr. Calkins, however, insisted that if
a member of the last Congress was cor
ruptly approached, that was an offense
against the last House. At the first blush,
it seemed to him that this was a resolu
tion which should go to a committee.
Mr. Hopkins replied thatif the charges
made by Mr. Keifer were truc, the person
to whom he referred was unworthy of
the seat which he now occupied.
Mr. Calkins inquired what right of this
House had been infringed, or what pre
rogative had been invaded.
Mr. Cox, of New York, contended that
the resolution preseribed a question of
privilege, es it affected the safety and in
tegrity of tlie House in the personnel of
the geutlemen who occupied the press
The Speaker said that it was somewhat
difficult to determine whether the lesolu
tion presented a question of privilege
under the rules of the House. The reso
lution alleged that a person now occupy
ing the gallery of the House, by permis
sion of the House, had made improper
propositions to'h member, not during the
present session, ‘bui during the last ses
sion. Of course it was well known that
no person could occupy a seatin that
gallery without iirst signing a pledge that
Ie was not interested in any legislation
pending before the House. It seemed to
the Speaker that if there was any person
who had at any time, in violation of that
pledge, made improper advances to a
member, it was not only the right, but
the duty of the House to investigate the
matter, for the purpose of protecting the
integrity of its proceedings. He there
fore held that the resolution involved a
question of privilege, but would be glad
of the judgment of the House upon it.
Mr. Caikins, however, declined to ap
peal, and as Mr. Keifer rose to speak to
the resolution. there was a good deal of
interest and excitement manitested.
Mr. Keifer said he was at liberty at
least to infer from what he knew that thig
resolution was offered in consequence of a
statement that he made with regard to
H. V. Boynton. He would send to the
Clerk’s desk to have read a statement
that lie had made to Mr. Boynton in a
letter in response to a scurrilous letter of
The Clerk then read a letter dated Jan
uary 28, 1884, addressed by Mr. Keifer to
H. V. Boynton, in which he charges the
correspondent with being engaged with
W. B. Shaw in defaming his character,
and proceeds to accuse him of having
attempted bribery in connection with the
M’Garrahan land claim bill in a letter
dated February 27, 1883. This letter was
then sent to the clerk’s desk and also
read. Mr. Keifer then continued his re
marks, and asserted that Boynton, not
receiving an answer, called in person, and
in the course of conversation told Mr.
Keifer that he was a fool for not making
money as Speaker, as Blaine and Colfax
had done, and went on to intimate that
there was yet time to do <o, as there was
plenty to be made if the M’Garraban bill
could be got through. Mr. Keifer went
on to detail the nature of the scheme,
embracing many millions of dollars. He
stated that with that interview all friend
ship and communication ceased between
himself and Boynton. e further stated
that thereafter Boynton and Shaw made
efforts to debase him before the country,
and had boasted of an intention to do so.
In conclusion he said that if the reso
lution were to be adopted, he wanted it
to be torn wider open. It appeared that
a correspondent who took $15,000 as a
lobbyist was the :nan who was selected
as a great newspaper chieftain to preside
over the body which passed resolutions
to defame him (Keifer). He hoped the
resolution would be opened wide enough
to include William B. Shaw.
Mr. Keifer then quoted from the testi
mony of Charles Abert before the com
mittees to investigate the Pacific Mail
Steamship Subsidy, to the effect that Shaw
received $15,000 for his services, etc.
After replying to some questions from
Mr. Budd, acting as Speaker, Mr. Keifer
repeated that he desired to have the mat
ter thoroughly investigated.
Mr. Hopkins said that, in his opinion,
the gentleman from Ohio had magdg, a
strong argument to justify this inve%a
tion. If what he said was true, there
were men in the gallery unworthy of a
seat there. He did not know General
Boynton, even by sight, but he asked, in
justice to that gentleman, that a commu
nication from him should be read.
Mr. Brumm, of Pennsylvania, inquired
whether it was a communication simply
asking for an investigation, or whether it
cast any reflection on any member of the
House. If it did cast any reflection, he
should object to it.
Mr. Hopkins replied that if he were
cognizant of any such thing, he would'not
have asked it to be reac. It was a com
munication directed to the Speaker of the
The Speaker stated that the communi
cation had been handed him in the morn
ing; that he had looked over it hastily;
that he had handed it back, and that he
had not seen it since. He was not aware
that it contained any reflection on any
member of the House.
After some further remarks, Mr.
Springer, of Illinois, having examined the
Boynton letter, said he was willing that it
should be read as part of his address.
The letter of 11. V. Boynton to Speaker
Carlisle was then read. Init the chaiges
made by Mr. Keifer are distinctly denied,
and the House is respectfully requested to
order an investigation.
* Mr. Warner, of Ohio,offered an amend
ment directing the committee also to in
quire and report whether any other mem
ber of the press now holding a seat in the
reporter’s gallery, against whom charges
have been or may be preferred, has been
guilty of conduct that ought to deprive
him of his right to_such geat.
Mr. Peelle, of Indiana, opposed the
amendment. He did not believe it fair
to the press or fair to the House to ap
point a committee to investigate immagi
nary charges against reporters. No man
should be investigated uniess he had
been named and charges brought for
Mr. Warner modified his amendment
by striking out the words ‘“‘or may be,”
and as modified the amendment was
Mr. Kasson, of Towa, moved to refer
the whole matter to the Committee on
the Judiciary, but this was defeated by a
party vote, and theresolution as amended
was adopted.
Gen, Boynton’s Denial.
General Boynton, in an interview at
the close of General Keifer's speech yes
terday, said he had simply to say, on the
responsibility that he was soon to assume
under oath before the committee of in
vestigation, that he never had one word
of conversation with General Keifer on
the merits of the M’Garrahan bill at any
time or anywhere, except as stated in his
published letter, and that the pretended
details of a conversation with him as
given by General Keifer on the fioor yes
terday formed one colossal falsehood,
and that he desired his denial to be con
sidered so broad as to cover every point
of that spegch, and of his letter which
suggested cprrupt action.
A Stazement from NMr, Shaw.,
Wm. B. Shaw, the special correspon
dent whose name was mentionedin the
gtatement made by ex-Speaker Keifer
yesterday with regard to General Boyn
ton, was asked last night what had
brought hum into the controversy. He
said: “Mr. Keifer must be in sesperate
straits when he finds necessity to resur
rect a story that was fully investigated
years ago and laid aside as not worth the
consideration of Congress. In regard to
the allegation made by Mr. Keifer thatl
received £15,000 from the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, there is nothing
new in it, and my testimony in
the matter as given Defore a
committee of the’ House i= a suflleient
refutation of the charges he insinuates. 1
suspect that the greatest oftense I have
been guilty of in Mr. Keifer's opinion
was to preside at a meeting of the corres
pondents in which the resolutions were
adopted that criticised somewhat unfavor
ably the oflicial action of Mr. Keifer in
throwing open the reporters’ gallery of
the House to the crowd, to the exclusion
of legitimate newspapers, in the closing
hours of the last Congress.”’
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Arrested in Male Attire.
Newark, N. J., Jan. 27.
A colored woman named Sarah
Thompson stole nearly $4OO from her
employer, Kdward Barlow, of No.
136 Bowery, New York, last week,
and ran away on Thursday. Detec
tive Wade, of New York, vi-ited this
city, and, with Detective Siainsby,
secoured the negro quarters withoat
success. Saturdsy Stainsby beard the
Thompson weman was in Plainfield.
To-day Detectives Stainsby and Wade
and Mr. Barlow visited that town,
and found her disguised as a man, and
living with another colored woman
as her husband. Sarah was fully
identified and brought to Newark in
her mald attire. She stated she was
18 years of age aud married. Only
a few dollars were found in ber pos
session. She confessed the crime and
said the rest of the money was now
in New York.
National Rules of the Republican
At a meceting of the committee,
held in Washington on the 17th of
January last, the following resolution
was adopted :
“Resolved, That the call for the next Repub
lican National Convention shall be so broad and
liberal as to invite the co.operation, without im
posing and other tests of fealty, of all citizens
who are in favor of clevrting and dignifying
American labor, protecting and extending home
ndustries, giving free and popular education to
the masses of the pecpie, securing free sufferage
and an honest counting of ballot®, and effect
vally proteeting all human rights in every
gection of our common country, and who are
willing to support the nominees of the conven
The committee also fixed the basis
of representation in the next National
Convention, and the manner of elect
ing declegates, by the adoption of
the following crder:
“The Nepublican National Convention of 1884
shall consist of four delegates at large from
each State, and two delegates for each Con
gressional district, (also two delegates for cach
“The delegates at large shall be chosen by
popular delegate State Comventions. called on
1 less than twenty days published notice, and
heid not less than thirty nor more than sixty
days before the time fixed for the meeting of the
National Convention.
“The Republicans of the various Congressional
districts shall have the optien of electing their
delegates at separate popular delegate conven
tions, called on similar notice, and held in the
districts at any time within the fifteen days
next prior to the meejing of the State Conven,
tion, or by subdivisions; and guch delegates shall
be chosen in the latter method if not elected pre
vious to the meeting of the State Conventions
All district delegates to be accredited by the
officers of such District Conventions:
“Two delegates shall be allowed from each
Territory and from the District of Columbia,
similarly chosen.
“Notices of contests shall be given to the Na. |
tional Committee, accompanied by.full printed
statements of the grounds of contest, which shall
algo be made public, and preference in the order
of hearing and determinidg contests shall be
given, by the Convention, according to the dates
of the recepiion of such notices and statements l
by the National Convention.” |
State rules adopted by the Re- i
publican State Convention held at
Harrisbarg on May 10th 1882. |
Ist—That delegates to State Conventions
shall be chosen in thefmanner in which eandl- ]
dates for the General Assembly are nominated
except in Senatorial districts composed of more
than one county, in which conferees for the ge
lection of Senatorial delegates shall be chosen
in the manner aforesaid.
2nd—Hereafter the State Convention of the
Republican party shall be held on the second
Wednesday of July’ except in the year of the
Presidential election, when it shall be held not
more than thirty days previous to the day fixed
for the National Convention, and at least sixty
days notice shall be given of the date of the
State Convention.
3rd—That we recommend to the coumty or
ganization that in their rules they allow the
largest freedom in tke general participation in
the primaries consistent with the preservation
of the party organization.
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