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VOL. 2
GENERAL NEWS IN BRIEF
Items Gathered from all Parts of
the Country.
Matthew Arnold will sail for Eu
gland to day.
Atlanta, Ga. has 20,000 colored
people.— Wor'd.
“The moic [ koow of men the
better 1 like dogs,” is quoted as a
saying of Mme. e Stael.
A son of Juhin M Langston, Min
ister to Ilayti, shot two men the
other day, one of whom died.
There are 15,000 colored students
in the acadamies and colleges of this
country.—Southern Tribune.
A brakeman has sued the Maine
Central Railroad Company for £20,-
000 damages for the loss of his right
hand, six years ago, while shackling
cars.
Petersburg Va., boasts of three
newspspers published by colored men
The Lancet the Southern Tribune
and the Star of Zion, the Wesley
ckurch organ.
The colored men of Ohio are op
posed to Peter . Clark being made
a member of the proposed commis
sion to investigate the status of the
colored people of the south.
Senator Fair, of Nevada, was asked
if it were true, as published, that he
offered to give $300,000 to forward
the election of Senator Bayard as
President. * Just say the story is a
lie,” he replied.
The colored officials in the post—
office are msking a good record.
Amos Rucker can czncel 200 stamped
letters in one minute, Elijah Dsss
can tell any postoflice in Georgia as
soon as asked.—Atlanta (Ga.) Pilot.
The trustees of the Presbyterian
Hospital, I hiladclphia, have refased
to accept a gift recently sent to them
by the msnagers of the Chrerity Ball,
as the hospital's share of the proceeds
of the ball.
A Washington boarding- house mis
tress created considerable excitement
in one of the bureaus of the Treasury
Department on Monday by- publicly
cowhiding u young clerk who had
failed to pay his board-bill.
The Whe<ling Intelligencer,a Re
publican paper, says that, on the
Democratic side, West Virginia is
Tilden’s, if he wants it, and that on
the Republican side West Virginia
isn’t committed to anybody at present.
Chicago hotel keepers say they will
pot re'p such a rich harvest from the
two Conventions as many people may
suppose. ** When you take into con
sideration,” said ore of them the
other day, * the carpet spoiled, furni
ture broken and chinaware smashed
by the delegates, we won’t have a
very large balance on the credit side
of our ledgers.”
A bill appropriating $20,000 for
the purpose of cstablishing a school
for blind colored people was passed
in the house last week, there being
ounly one vote against the messure.
A bill to establish State Normal
schools for colored people has also
been advocated, and it is our most
earnest wish that both should pass.—
Louisville (Ky.) Bulletin.
Seven colored candidates are anx
ious for the seat in the house of rep
resentatives, made vacant by the
death of Hon. E. W. M. Mackey.
Since they are all colored, may the
best man win, but it would be only
just to Hon. Samuel Lee to be re
turned, since he was once elected
from the same district, and turned
outby a “tidal wave” Democratic
congress.—Southern Zribune
Communicated.]
Mg. Epiror—The voters of the Sth
ward and in fact thronghout the city
would most heartily endorse Mr.
Charles A. Miller of select council
for the legislature. There is not a
young man in Harrisburg who stands
in higher esteem with the colored
voters than Mr. Miller, he i 3 known
to be trustworthy, able and above all
faithful to his friends, bis nomination
would be equivalent to an election
from this district.
A Cororep Vorer.
et e eA e ——
Tightening Up the Lines.
A very important meeting was held
Wednesday night by several of the
leading citizens of the Eighth ward.
The ohject of the meeting was to
secure proper representation in city,
county and State affairs. Reliable
men only will we henceforth put for
ward to represent the best interest of
the ward. The step is ome in the
right direction, and will be the, result
of higher appreciation on the pwt of
all citizens, and will secure to the
citizens of the Eighth ward better
Febresentation than they have hith.
erto enjqud.
NELLIN IN 1: MADHOUSE.
By Associateq Press,
LoxDox, March 7.—Nellis, the Irish
man who surrendered 10 the Greenock
police the other day anq professed to give
the names of the murderers of the Earl of
Leitrim, has been sent to g madhouse,
} A BOY WHIPPED TO DEATH.
‘John Barnes a Colored Man, Kills
His Nephew.
SearTANBURG, S. C., March 7.—
“John Barnes, you've killed your
dead sister’s child,,’ was the cry which
startled the colored inmates of a
house on the outskirts of Townville,
10 miles out from Senaca, last Thurs
day morning before daylight. When
the inmates arived at the spot a
most terrible sight met their gaze.
There, tied to a post, with a rope coil
ed around his kneea, waist, and neck,
was a boy whose dropped head in
dicated that he was dying. As one
of the woman went to his aid she felt
his heart beat, and calling others to
be quick and unloose him so aid
might be rendered, he fell into her
arms dead. The woman set up a
cry peculisr to South Carolina negroes.
The body showed ocuts of over an
inch in depth, strips of flesh hanging
out like ribbons. The boy's name
was John Craft. Ile was but 7 years
old. He was the ron of John Barnes's
dead sister, When Mrs. Craft lay
on her death-bed last Summer she
begged her brother to take care of
her only child. Barnesisa hard task
master. He says that when he was a
boy he had to work, and that no one
should live around him who did not
work. This little boy was forced to
be at active labor for fally 16 out
of the 24 hours, and being poorly fed
he found himse!f unable to get up
when bis cruel uncle summoned him I
to labor.
“You's gwine to sleep like white
folks,is you?” said Barnes as he pulled
the boy out of bed and tied him up as
indicated. “I'll show you whose
gwine to be de boss.”” With a bun:
dle of hickory swiiches he began to
beat the boy to desth. © When at last
he saw the resalt of what he had
done he hastily left. Parties of
whites and blacks were organized to
huot him up. The negroes went out
with the cry of “Let’s hang him!’
and it is fortunate for the culprit that
he fell into the hands of white people,
else he would have had a short life.
He is now connned 1n Anderson Jail.
Special to State JOURNAL. |
THE PROGRESSIVE CLUB.
A Successful and Artistical Enter
tainment in Musical Fund Hall.
Puiraperruia, March 7.
Among the movements of the col
ored people of Philadelphia for the
cultivation and improvement of the
race, none has been so successful as
the Progressive Working Men’s
Club, Jocated on Eleventh street,
above Lombard. The club has done
a great deal of good socially for its
members. Its judiciously selected
library, its reading, writing and con
versation rooms have been patronized
to a grest extent, and a savings fund
for the children of the members has
tended to develop thrift.
Successful as the clab has been
socially, it has, however, not been
particalarly so financially. To swell
its funds, a very cnjoyable concert
was given last evening in Musical
Fund llall, Eighth and Locust
streets. An audience of six hundred
Jadies and gentlemen greeted the per
formance. The most interesting event
of the evening wss the Philadelphia
debut of Miss . Vinton Davis, the
accomplished dramatic reader, whose
approaching appearance as a Shaks
perian actress has beer much talked
about. Miss Davis, in her reading
from “Juliet,” showed much bistronic
ability. She is decidedly attractive,
her voice is pleasing and her manner
is takiog. She recived great ap
plause. Among the others on the
programme were I’rofessor A. C.
Brown, Professor E. J. R. Jones,
Signor T. S. Chestnut, ’rofessor L.
L. Brown and the Gilbert family of
eight singers.
Strange,Wasn't It ?
The Courier Journal, on last
Monday, has among its Congregation
al notes, the following :
“ Yesterday morning a colored wo
man entered a fashonable Broadway
church, was shown to 8 good pew, and
when the singing began a handsome
young lady handed her a hymn beok
from which to sing. She remained
through the service.”
Is it not a shame that such a simple
act of christian courtesy, in a christian
community, should be of so much im
portance that it needs must be pub
lished in the newspapers.— Louisville
Bulletin.
She may have been subjected to
this outrageous treatment, because of
the absence of “the negro shooter,”
or want of opportunity to apply their
usual courtesy.
The Eighth ward is persistent in
their demand for a representative
delegate to the State Convention.
HARRISBURG, PENNA, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1884.
THE WHIPPING POST.
Description by an Occasional Cor
respondent of the Journal.
Special to STATE J onm.
Dover, the capital of Delaware, is
situated in the center of the slate
and on the banks of the beautiful
winding St. Jones’ creek. It is a
town of about 3,500 population, de
spite its smallness it does credit to
“The diminitive state’’ which it rep
represents. The visitor is highly
pleased at the regularly laid streets
and fine fair grounds; while two
hotels, a grand college and its post
office come in for their share of ad
miration. In the center of the city
is a small oblong park about one and
a half acres in area, and commonly
is called the “‘green,” around the out
side of the park are placed the pub
lic and state buildings. Of these
the most striking in appearange 18
the court house, which, situated on
the right is a huge structure. This
building contains all the judicial
rooms and legal papers of the State.
To the left is the Capitol, an unim
posing structure, which contains the
Legislative Halls and several law
oftices. The remaining space about
“The Green ” is occupied by sp'endid
l mangions, among which is the Gov
‘ernor’s. Inasmall courtleading from
‘the park is the castelated and classic
jail. Infront ofthe jail is the widely
renowned whipping post, which, ap
parently in signification of its use, is
painted red. Alone it stands and
louder than words warns the trans
gressor of his danger. The culprit
is made to “hug the post” and in
this position is locked to it. Upon
his bared back the sheriff gives the '
stinging lash with cat-o’-nine tails;
while the deputy does the counting,
The cries for mercy and lacerated
back to the' observer seem a heart
sickening cruelty, but this punish
ment is a case in which ‘the end
justified the means.” For in the
whole State of Delaware there is not
one-third of the crime which is per
petrated in any city of over 20,000
population in Pennsylvania. Besides
2 whipping the culprit is disfranctised
and while he remains in the State is
compelled to wear the rogue’s jacket.
It is needless to say that itis worn no
longer than it takes to cover the 9
miles which separates Dover from
Maryland.- Such is Dover and the
whipping pest.
W H M
-— @ -——
A Proposed Colored Colony.
Ricumono, Va., March 7.—The
resolution recently introduced in the
Virginia senate by Mr. Kerner, in
quiring into the expediency of estab
lishing an experimental colony for
colored people, has attracted very
general attention. Mr. Kerner has
received letters from many promi
nent men in different parts of the
country, especially from the north,
approving the project. Among these
correspondents are one or two gen
tlemen who have been long engaged
in missionary work in Africa. One
of them expresses the opinion that,
if Mr. Kerner’s project is carried out
the colony ought to be established
in Africa, where he thinks the col
ored people would not only develop
the country, but would in time make
such a colony profitable to the com
mercial interests of the country.
This correspondent claims that the
establishment of such a colony meets
the approval of many of the most in
telligent colored men of this country.
The plan, however, does not meet
with interest among the colored race
in this section. The resolution has
not yet been called up by its author,
and does not seem likely to be soon.
Re-organization of the City Ex
ecutive Committee.
Last Saturday night the newly
elected Executjve Committee met in
the Grand Jury room and organized
for the ensuing year. The contest
for the chairmanship between Harry
Hershey, of the Third ward, Jacob
Sparrow, of the First ward, and W.
H. Smith, of the Fifth, was a spirited
one, which took four ballots to decide.
Mr. Smith carried off the honor.
The Secretaryship went to Mr.
E. W. S. Parthemore. 'We should
like to have seen the foremr
Secretary, Mr. George Galbraith, re
tained, as he was not only eflicient,
bat is an active worker. Mr. Smith,
the new chairman, is a gentleman of
ability, and has had years of practical
experience as a political worker, and
may be depended upon to wage a
vigorous and unrelenting war upon
the common enemy.
PRINCESS IDA, OR CASTLE ADAMANT.
Stetson’s Fifth Avenueopera company,
of New York, consisting of fifty people
with their cwn grand orchestra and a
whole load of new and elegant scenery,
will be in this city on Tuesday evening
next, March 11, when they will produce
in gorgeous style Gilbert and Sullivan’s
latest and best comic opera, ‘‘Princess
Ida, or Castle Adamant.” Reserved seats
will be on sale at Markley’s drug store
to-morrow morning. .
HOWARD'S LETTER.
The Proposed Convention and
Other Items About Quaker Town
—Political Small Talk.
Pumaperraia, March 5, 1884,
I have been interviewing several
of our prominent citizens in regard
to the National conference of northern
men to be held at Pittsburg in April,
and I find that the majority consider
it a scheme of a few politicians to
attract attention to themselves before
the convening of the Presidential
Conventions. But whatever is their
purpose they will find themselves
fronted by a delegatica from Phila
delphia, whc have the interests of the
race at heart and will not sllow any
trickery. In an interview with Gil
bert Ball, one of the foremost politi.
cians of this city, he expressed him
gelf as follows: “I think it will be a
good move and one that shounld have
been taken long ago; but as there
bas been an investigating committee
appointed by the Senste of the United
States to look into the misrule of the
southern States, the said conference
committee would do well to act with
them. Tn this way they could get at
the bottom facts that they wounldn’t
otherwisa be able to get at. You ask
the reason why the Senate committee
will not be able to get all the facts of
the southern outrages, and to speak
plainly of the leading colered men of
the south and of the papers edited by
colored men there. Do yon ever hear
of one raising their voice agaivst the
~outrages perpetrated on their people?
They plead the excuse that they are
afraid of their lives. Now, if thit .
be the case, why do they claim the
credit of editing a paper in the inter
est of their race. There is ore thing {
that I would like to see, that is for
the conference to appeal to the intel
ligent colored men «f the south to
send their convictions and- observa.-
tions to leading northern papers, such
as the State Jourvarn and the New !
York Globe, not leaving out any
paper that has the interest of the col
ored men at heart. There is the
Philadelpbia Z%nes and New York
Herald, both tiese - .apers have al
ways stocd by us, and if any thing
were sent them from reliable people,
you can rest ¢ssured it would receive
Jjustice. As to what we shali do in
the National contest, I think it a
question that should not bs touched
at all, for we are natural protecticnists
and in justice to ourselves we can
not be anything else, knowing as we
do that 99 per cent. of our ple
belong to the laboring classes.
In regard to the decision of the Su
preme Court, I think there should be
some respect shown to Senator Ed
mund’s bill now befuore the Senate.
Thte masterly way in which the bill
is drafted commands the respect of
every man who has the interest of
his race at heart. It is my opinion
that the fences of the Republican
party are well on the way to repair,
and they have the drop on the callers
of the colored conference. If they
want to serve the people they can
best do it by serving the party of the
people.
There is some slight talk about a
delegate to the Republican National
Convention, and among the colored
voters there is a desire prevailing to
have a colored delegate from this dis
trict. There have been several per
sons mentioned, but the majority
congider no better choice could be
had than the selection of Gilbert
Ball, he having the experience nec
essary and the time to attend to it
without serious ineonvenience to him
self. We hope he will stand as a
delegate and show that I’hiladelphia
can send the only colored delegate
from the north to a Presidential Con
vention, as there is o doubt of his
election ff he will only stsnd.
Mr. C. 8. Smith, of Bloomington,
111., is in the city making arrange
ments for delegates to the conference
at Pittsburg, of which conference he
is one of the originators.
The first annual reception of the
KEnterprising 12 Association, was
given at Natatorium Hall, on Wed
nesday night, and was very success
ful. Great credit i 3 due the commit
tee. The members of the association
are: R. W. Wallace, S. O. Singleton,
L. Oberton, F. Gladden, J. H. Moles,
J. R. Smith, P. W. Trice, H. Per
cival, H. Reed, R. S. Liscombs, Jos.
Williams, A. Percival.
A committee of private waiters
will give a full dress calico dress leap
year reception, at Natatorium Hall,
on Wednesday evening, March 26th,
which will no doubt be a fine affair,
as the committee are well versed in
affairs of that kind.
A graod javenile operatta and tab
leaux was rendered by the echolars
of Cherry Street Sunday echool, at
Musical ¥und Hall, on Thursday
evening, under the direction of Mr,
Samuel Diton. The operatta “Couo
quered by Kindness,” was well ren
dered, the principal chatacter, by Mr.
'Chas. Moore, being very good. The
attendance was good.
Invitations have been sent out to
leading citizens by the Union Repub
lican Club, asking them to join the
club in their trip to Chicago, to the
Presidential nominsting convention
in June.
Among the aspirants for messen
gership, under Mayor elect Smith,
may be mentioned Warren Jackson,
of tho Eighth ward, who bas the
upper haud in the struggle, and there
is but slight doubt of his being ap
pointed. ;
Chas. Anderson, of the Eighth
ward, is one of the deserving leaders
who should not be forgotten in the
distribution of offices, and he has
done faithful work for the party.
Baorton must not get hot in the
head over politics. The “boys” of
the Fifth ward say the old gentleman
must take a back seat.
John Davis, the dude of the Fifth
ward, says he is on top in his division
but the boys say not.
John Lawson locks well in his
Smith duster.
Jim Stewart wants to be a police
man, the workers make it to hard for
him in the 14th division of the Fifth.
Bill Davis is very active in his di- ;
vision ; he knows wh-t to do on elec- J
tion day; he had better be so as
Brown and Black are watching him, ‘
Chuck I'urnell had better keep
still ana wait awhile; he will be on
top one of these days.
Mr. Thos. T. Fortune, of the New
York Globe, is visiting the city. |
Mr. Chas. Williams, a well known
and well liked young man, died on
Wednesday and was buried on Satur
day. He was an assistant of Mrs.
Dutrete and won many friends by his
genial ways. i
The death of Mr. Thomas If. Davis
is announced after a shortillness. Mr.
Davis was one of the old citizens and
was well known. He wss an elder
in Lombard Street Central P’resby
terian Charch, also a traustee of the
Home for Aged and Infirm Colored
Persons, and will be greatly missed
therein. :
Tuesday night was ladies’ night at
Bethel Literary, and the ladies pre
genied a splendid programme to a
large and appreciative audience.
Next week you .will hear more
about the Pittsburg conference from
Howarup.
PRESIDENT MAKING.
Different Oppinions Expressed by
Different men.
The Colored Feople Said to be for
Logan.
Colenel Geo. W, Williams in the Boston Trans
cript. 3
‘*“Whom are the colored people for in the com
ing eampaign *” Colonel Williams said, ‘. As far
as Ican see they are a unit for Logan. The
Senator from Illinois was once a Democrat, as
General Grant was. But like Seargeant Till
man Joy, he ‘laid his politics aslde to keep till
war was o’er-’ He was a good soldier and treated
the negroes kindly. He was the only officer ar
rested during the war for vielation of General
Order No. 3, that provided for the return of
slaves to their masters” He is regarded by the
colored people as a man of firmness of character
and lofty political convictions. There 18 con
siderable enthusiasm for him among the colored
people of Washington.” ;
“I{ow do the colored people regard President
Arthur?” was asked.
“I donot know a single colorcd man in the
country of inffuence,” sald Colonel Williams,
“‘who i 3 for therenomination of Mr. Author, with
the exception of those who hold office under
him. He has paid no attention to the race, and
seems to have no sympathy for the people at the
South who are shot for political opinion’s sake
there; and they think that such a man i 3 un
worthy of their confidence.
No Boom for Logan in Michigan.
Congressman Hatch in Chicago Inter-Ocean.)
“Arthur stands well. There are belts through
the West, in one of which Michigan is located,
where Arthur stands very well—better than he
does in the East.”
“‘What about other candidates?”’
“Logan has no following in Michigan. I doubt
if he gets a vote from there. As far as lam con
cerned I hope he will not get any anywhere,
From what I sce the Logan boom 1s entirely aB
Illinois affair.”
Edmunds.
Answer to the Elmira Tidings’ Circular.}
Whoever the candidate of the Republican
party may be, I have every confidence in his tri
umphant election, for I do not believe that the
convention which meets in Chicago June 3, 1384
will nominate an unworthy man. Of the candi’
dates mentioned, I prefer Mr, Edmunds,'the able
senator from Vermont.
Senator Warner Miller's Answer.
From the Sunday 7T'idings, of Elmira.)
I have great hopes for the suecess of the Re
publican party in the coming election, but I have
no special views to express at the present time.
The worth and popularity of the several candi-
Jdates mentioned cannot be doubted. Any one of
them would make a capable president.
Senator Conkling Anxious tor Re
publican Success.
Reply to the Sunday Tidings, of Elmira.)
I am anxious for the success of the Republican
party, and hope that the presitential candidate
may be a man in whom the people have confi.
dence. If sucha one isselected his election is
certain.
ACCUSED SAILORS ACQUITTED,
By Associated Press,
Wasnixeron, March 7.—The three
sailors attached tothe U. S. steamer
Speedwell charged with robbing dead
bodies at the wreck of the City of Co
lumbus, were honorably acquitted and
restored to duty this morning.
THEOPERA HOUSEIN FLAMES.
F The Ruins One Glare of Ice—Grand
Transformation Scene.
Special to Tax STATE JOURNAL.]
~ Om Crry, I’A., March 7.—Jast after
‘the performance of the Black Flag
‘was concluded at the Opera House
last night and while the people were
on their way home,the fire alarm was
sounded, the last of the audience had
scarcely left the house when the fire
was disvovered coming through the
floor of the auditorium, the flames
had gained too much headway how
ever, and feeding on the dry wood, it
was plainly seen that it would have
to go. Tue firemen were soen on the
ground aud had streams of water
playing on the building but it had
gained too much headway. Loss on
building $20,000 insured for $6 500.
Loss on scenery $2,000 which be
longed tothe tioupe. No other
buildings were burned. Tre firemen
fought bravely and well, as they
always do. Abeut 12:30 o'clock it
was apparent that the flames had
spent their fury and the fire was
under control. The water which the
firemen had thrown over the building
as the flames subsided left the front
wall thickly coated with ice,and we
doubt much if the Ice Palacs at the
Montrea! winter carnival was more
beautiful. Krosted by the iusteuse
cold the ice glittered in the cold r-ys
of the morning sun while the un
sightly mass of charred timbers was
completely hidden and coated over.
Oil City water force is the strong
est in the state having no use for fird
engines. Our firemen are not excelled
by any.
The Birthday party at the residence
of Wesley Poul, on the evening of the
29th, was a pleasant affair. At 10
oclock all were invited out to the
dining room to supper. The table
groaned under the weight of the
many good things, all that heart could
wish. After doing justice to the inner
man, the company shortly after
departed to the scene of the conflagra
tion at the Opera House. |
LE M
SEVERAL CONVENTIONS,
A Republican Ticket for Louisiana,
New Orreaxs, March 7.—ln the Re
publican State Convention yesterday,
Hon. W. P. Kellogg presiding, the list
of delegates to the National Convention
at Chicago, who will vote for Arthur,
was confirmed, and routine business
transacted. A resolution endorsing the
adminigtration of President Arthur and
directing the Louisiana delegation to the
Chicago Convention to support him for
renomination, and another, endorsing
John A. Logan for President, were re
ferred to the Committee on Addresses
and Resolutions.
The committe of thirty reported the
following ticket, which was nominated
by the convention: For Governor, John
A. Stevenson, of Iberville, a prominent
sugar planter; for Lieutenant Governor,
William Burwell, of New Orleans, a
Liberal Republican and well known citi
zen; for Secretary of State, F. W. Lig
gins, of St. Mary; for Attorney General,
John H. Stone, ot East Feliciana; for Au
ditor, Claudius Mays, of st. Landry; for
Treasurer, Dr. A. Duperrier, of Iberville;
for Superintendent of Education, B. F.
Flanders, of Orleans, formerly sub treas
urer.
The platform and resolutions adopte d
favor the encouragement of American
shipbuildin{g interests ; recommend the
adoption of the debt amendment to the
State constitution, and endorse the ad
ministration of President Arthur.
The Woman Suffrage Convention.
WasHINGTON, March 7.—At the ses
sion ot the Woman Suffrage Convention
yesterday the question of representation
was discussed, bu' action was deferred
until the next annual meeting. Miss Sew
all, of Indiana, was selected to take
charge of the publications of the associa
tion The following officers were elected
forthe ensuing year: President, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, New York; vicg president
at-large, Susan B. Anthony, Rochester,
New York; Matilda Joslyn Gage, Fay
etteville, New York; Phwebe W. Couzins,
St. Louis, Mo.; Abigail Scott Duniway,
Portland, Oregon.
At noon the officers and delegates to
the number of one hundred called upon
the President and werc received in the
Blue room. Miss Aathony in addressing
the President, told him that the women
with her represented twenty States in the
Union. She appealed to him as a candi
date for re-election to come out squarely
for woman suffrage.
The President replied that the conven
tion was a very remarkable assemblage
of women. Then, he said, that he had
observed that when the women were de
termimed to carry a point they always
succeeded in getting all they ought to
have.
Natiopal Ceuncil of the Union League.
WasHINGTON, March 7.—The National
Council of the National League held its
annual session 1 this city yesterday.
General James S. Negiey was re elected
president and among the vice presidents
are Secretary Willlam E. Chandler, Gen.
C. I. Grosvenor, of Ohio; Representa
tives Boutelle, of Maine, and Houck, of
Tennessee, and ex-Sepator Bruce, of Mis
sissippi. Captain J. J. Cooper, of Penn
sylvania, was elected chaplain. A com
mittee was appointed to act in conjunc
tion with the National and Congressionzl
committees toward aiding the Independ
ol Re b S b Bt la st SiSait s
Ohio Prohibition Conventiaon
CorLumsrs, March 7.—At the meeting
of the Prohibition State convention at
this place vesterday, to appoint thirty
four delegates to the National convention
in Pittsburg on May Ist, speeches were
made denouncing the Scott law and all
sumptuary measures, except prohibition.
. () e Ml e e
A WEEK'S FAILURES,
By Associated Press.
NEw York, March 7.—The business fail
ures of the past week number 272, of
which 56 were in Canada. There was an
increase of 23 in the United States. Fail
ures are on the increase in the Middle
and Pacific States and in Canada.
NO. 49.
GATHERED ABOUT TOWN.
Interesting Items Gleaned by
Journal Reporters.
Where is the Aloian Club.
Old Folks' Concert, Tuesday night.
Give us a delegate to the State
Convention.
- Carrie Robinson, of this city, is in
West Chester.
The boys seem to be on to the
Pittsbur.s convention.
Gentlemen are in demand for the
leap year party.
Was another boom started so soon
that its breath wont hold out.
Mr. William Cole is lying seriously
ill at his residence on Cowden St.
Rev. M. M. Beli, of Carlisle, was
in the city a few days this week.
- Rev. Lawrence Miller will preach
at the Elder Street Church to-morrow.
Wesley Chureh Choir, of this city,
gave a concert in Carlisle, Thursday
night.
Mrs. Catherine Gooden died at her
resideuce No. 502 South street,
Tuesday.
Mrs. Washington died at her resi
dence on South street, Tuesday
morning.
Quite a number of Harrisburgers
attended the concert at Carlisle,
Thursday night.
Mr. George Burton, of Lancaster,
passed through the city Thursday, en.
route for Carlisle.
The «xercises at Wesley Union
Sabb 'th School on last Sabbath, was
of an interesting character. !
May we ba spared the pain of hav
ing to vote against some of the men
spoken of as Republican candidates
for Congress from this district.
The Zion Workers will give a
grand entertainment in Shakespearo
Hail, Wednesday, March 26th. Rev.
Anderson, of Camden, N. J., is ex
pected here on this occasion.
Give us a colored Republican dele
gate to the State Convention, not on
account of color, but as an evidenoce
of true¢ Republicanism without a color
touch.
Gen. T. Morria Chester does more
traveling thau any other colored man
in the country. Since his election to the
presidency of the W. & O. R. R.
nearly all of his time is occupied in
traveling.
Ax attempt to set fire to the sheds
in Market Square was evidently made
by some one determined that the
market sheds must go by fair means
or by foul means,
Rev. Jones, of the Second Baptist
Church, Eleventh street, preached a
sermon to Brotherly Love Lodge, No.
896, G. U. O. of O. ~ last Sunday.
A large representation of the Order
was present in full regalia.
It is gratifying to us to know our
Job Office is giving such great satis
f.ction. We have done geveral jobs
of late, and our patrons have given
every manifestation of satisfaction.
Give us a call. We print anything
from a visiting card to a book.
G U.Ooro Y
Brotherly Love Lodge, No. 8068,
Commemorating the Introduc
tion of the Order into the
United States.
Reception at Keystone Hall.
A large number of persons assem
bled at the Keystone Hall, Tuesday
evening, on occasion of the Odd Fel
lows’ reception. The committee, con
sisting of Messrs. Simpson, I'rice,
Thomas, Grant and Jones catered to
the pleasure of the assembled guests
in a manner which will be long re
membered for its pleasantness. About
9 P. M. some forty members of the
Order, including the Patriarchie,
headed by Commander J. W. Simp
gon, V, I’ and J.'l. Compton, I’. M.
V. P’,, marched into the hall, keeping
step to the strains of Neumyer's Or
chestra, went through a military drill,
also an origival drill of the Order.
The Patriarchie, though tew in numn
ber, made a most magnificent display
in their neat uniforms and richly go d
mounted swords. After the drill
came the grand march, led by Mr. J.
T. Compton, and participated in by
over fifty couples. At the conclusion
of the grand march those who were
dispored, aud they were many, in
dalged in tripping the light fantasti
to the excellent music. until a late
hour. The refreshment table was in
charge of a committee ot ladies of the
Rutb, and they catered to the gastro
pomic wishes of those present
PERSONAL.
Mis. D. R. Chester is in the city
aod is the guest of Mrs. Mary
Carlyle.
James lloward, of Philadelphia,
pasted through the burg ou Monday.
Mr. John Zedricks celcbrated the
anpiversary of his birth on list Sun
day.
Caesar Lansom, of ! h.lade'phia,
looked in on us on Tuesday.

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