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Take Notice.
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Harrisburg, Pa.
News Gathered by Our Spe
cial Correspondents.
Special to STATE JOU;;;.
The actions of the County Com
mittee on last Saturday in deciding
to leave the selection of delegates to
the National Convention to the dele
gates at the Republican Convention,
which is to convene at Harrisburg,
instead of calling district conventions
has overcast our political horizon with
murky clouds and mutterings of dis
content is heard on both sides of the
river, and the discordant element
claim that this is a political subterfuge
to stifie the popular voice of the
multitude, which iz decidedly for
Blaine, snd that if the committee
does not recind its action, that what
is now looked upon as the effervesce
of some disappointed admirer of the
plumed knight, shall, before the ides
of November hss come, swell into a
mighty chorus whose sounds shall
reverberate from the pine clad hills
of Maine to the golden slopes of the
Pacific coast, and that upon the issne
of whether the people or the politi
cians are te gelect the National stand
ard bearers, depends the answer of |
whether the future of the Republicin
party is to be bright with hope or
dark with tempest. Kven now the
shadews lengthen upon e political
horizon, and the Democrau prowl
forth for mischief, anticipating a -ep.
ctition of 1874 and 1882, but Ithinn
that we have learned wisdom from
the lessons of the past and will not
commit such blunders. As far as my
judgment is concerned, I do not
think the actions of the County Com
mittee 18 as great a blunder as it
would seem from first impressions.
Whilst James G. Blaine is persorally
popular, it is doubtful whether he
would receive the full Republican
vote throughout the required numb~
of States that is needed to ingw® 2
Republican triumph. Asid from
that he is too popular wig+<he Dem
ocrats, especially the ¢=tholic wing
of it, to poll the fp* Vote of the Re
publican party ~¥en in this State.
Besides prece€nts are against him.
No idol of¢he people, with the ex
ceptica of a military ooe, has ever
peen elected to the Presidency.
The Pram Corps of Post 206, G.
A. R., has reorganized with 14 mem
bers, and will be a credit to the
The local committee of the colored
men’s National Convention met
Wednesday evening to bear the re
ports from the various sub commit
tees. All reports were favorable to
the success of the convention. The
committee elected the chairman,
President W. T. Barks, to deliver
the address of welcome to the con
ferees, on the 29th of April.
Robert Shaw Post No. 206, G. A.
R., will hold a camp fire and bean
bake at Lafayette Hall, April 30th,
in honor of the delegates to the
convention. a 0
Magcn 12, 1884.—The entertain
ment that was held by the Wesley
Church, assisted by the Harrisburg
choir, was a grand success. Much
credit is due to Mr. Popel and Mr.
Scott for their fine selections. We
are very sorry Mr. Bennett could not
be with us, but Mr. George Thomas
managed the singing with great
ability and much credit is due the
Professor. 'We hope to have him in
our midst soon again with his choir.
Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Scott done
some very fine singing.
The first prize was awarded to Miss
Filkill, who collected eighty dollars
and twenty-five cents; the secoad
prize to John Henry Whiting; the
third prize to Miss Glenn. Much
credit is due Professor eter Hodge,
in the management of the entertain
ment he is the right man in the right
place to bring every thing to the
Mre. Calvin Able and Mr. Charles
Johnson arrived home on Tuesday
morning, after spending a delight{ul
time at the silver meeting of Mr John
Boyd of Philadelphia.
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- Mr. Joseph N. Jordan has taken |
the management of the hauling at |
the Cumberland Valley freight depot.
Mr. John Wagner has taken the
contract ot hauling the lumber from
the saw mill in the lower end of the
county, for two years. Ile bas from |
three to five teams ruoning daily. |
Mr. James Iloward, manager of |
Tue Stare JOURNAL, was in our
town on Monday. We were glad to |
see him.
There will be a grand Pastorial
Entertainment held in Carlisle on the
27th and 28th, under the auspices of
the Wesley Church. |
Rev. Elias Thomas preached a
powerful sermon in Bethel Church on
last Sunday.
. Mr. Larry McFarland, of Middle
town, paid us a flying visit on Mon
day last. He is in a perfect state of
Mr. Robert Thompson is furnishing
the stone for the new department of
Dickinson College, which is a very
large contract.
African Methodism in the Anthra
cite Region.
Special to State Joun;ttj
WiLkes-Bagrrg, March 11, 1884.—
The Fell Street A. M. E. Church is
progressing. We have had 22 con
versions and accessions since the Nat
ional week of prayer, and we antici
pate building a parsonage this spring.
Our membership is 85 and congre
gation averages from three to four
hundred, and not a few good white
people attend our services. Our
Sunday school is second to noue, S.
Pagterson, the superintendent, i 3 one
of the best blackboard artists in the
State. Montrose, Waverly and Scran
ton are doing well. The circuit re
ported an increase of 10 members
this quarter, and we are proud to say
that we have been well treated by
both white and colored citizens in
this great coal distriet and beantiful
Wyoming valley.
Oil City.
Special to STATE Joum.
Marcn 13, 1884.—Mrs. J. Morris»
of Pittsburg was the guest of Mrs.
H. Burch of Oil City for the last
There was a large surprise parly
given Friday evening at the residence
| of Mr. and Mrs. Ii Burch in honor
of Mra. J. Morris. After a few hours
in vipversition and music exch lady
with her geotleman wenu to supper,
where the table was laden with many
gOOd things among those present
were Mr. z¢d Mrs. Franklin -~ vu
City. Mr Sims and daughter of Bush.
apng Connet; Mrs. Johnson and
da-ghter; Mr. and Mrs. Nupcher of
l washington, D. C; Mrs. Ashby, Mr.
Wright Miller of Florida; Misses
Mattie Milton of Warren, Ohio;
Nancy Scott,Jennie Cutright, Messrs.
John Jackson, Charles Irench; Mr.
Weatherford ot Franklin; Mr. Arm
strong of KElinengton; Miss Annie
Howard of Cleveland: Mr. Thomas
Smith, Mrs. Sims, Mrs. Hopkins.
Marci,l4.—The Othello club gave
their first annual reception in the re
ception rooms of the railroad hotel
on the 4th of March. The members
of the club are as follows: Wm. T.
Harley, Sr., President ; H. J. Clark,
Treasurer ; John N. Davis, Secretary ;
C. H. McFarlan, assistant secretary:
J. R.Davis, J. W. Jackson, Christian
Stanton, Lewis Harley and F. Dor
The invited guests gathered at 10
o’clock to form for the grand march
which moved ten minutes later with
Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Harley in the lead.
Mrs. Harley we must say was attired
in a very fine costume. Consisting
of a watered silk polonaise and a
blue silk under skirt. Mrs. Thomas
rep satin; Misses A. Smith, bottle
green satin; L. Woodward, olive
green silk; A' Gordon, black silk
with train; Mra. S. Batis, black cash
mere; Miss L. Strange, black satin;
Miss S. A. Jones plum colored cash
mere; Mrs. M. Dorsey, navy blue
cloth; Misses A. Steward, brown
cloth; L. Wilson, pink nuns veiling;
Katie Duncan, cherry colored cloth,
all of Harrisburg; Miss L.Batler,pink
tarleton, Highspire; Mrs. L. Parker,
broquette silk, Mount Joy; Mrs. M.
King, bottle green cashmere, Lancas
ter, and others that time and space
will not permit me to mention, to
give it the reference that it duly de
serves. Reoceptionjfat 12:30. Mr.
Gilbert the proprietor, deserves great
credit for attention given to the
Othello club. After spending a de
lightful time the guests retired at
Mr. S. 1.. Ranscn, of Philadelphia
attended the Othello ball, his friends
were very glad to see “him.
Literary society convened at the
usual place of meeting on Tuesday
evening. After a vacation of three
weeks the attendance was large. Mr.
J. N. Davis presided with his usual
Reading Squibs.
Magcu 13,—The funeral of Lewis
Smith took place on Saturday, March
Ist, from his late residence, 712 Court
street. Services were held in the A.
M. E. Church by Rev. J. W. Norris.
Interment was made in Charles Evans
Cemetery. Mr. Smith was a native
of Wirginia, but has for the past 20
years been living in this city. He
leaves & widow and six children.
George Dorsey, Jr., has gone to
Tamaqua, Pa., to take charge of the
Depot Restanrant just opened at that
place. George, beware of the “Mol
Mrs. Florence Robinson, of Wash
ington, Pa., late of Reading, is pay
ing a visit to her relatives and friende.
The Foreign Mission Society of the
Second Presbyterian Church held a
festival on Monday evening, the 3d,
in the lecture room of t.he church, the
proceeds to be devoted to defraying
the expenses of their delegste, Mrs.
Priscila Nelson, to the meeting of
the sccieties connected with the Le
high Presbytery at Mauch Chuok,
March 19th.
At a meeting of the members cf
the Second Presbyterian Churcb, held
for the purpose of electing trustees
for the ensuing year, the following
named gentlemen, after a spirited
contest, were declared elected : T. M.
Seidle, G. W. Yancy, Levi Nelson,
Joseph Skinner, Jobn A. Fry, J. L.
Terry and Henry C. Nelson. There
were nine candidates, consequently
two of them “got left.”
Mr. George Templin, a native of
this city, now Professor of Music at
the Smith Institute, Little Rock, Ar
kansas, writes that he is enjoying
good health, and that the lustitute is
in a flourishing condition.
The Reading folks have done noth
ing towards sending delegates to the
Pittsburg Convention. The promi
nent colored men seem very indiffer
ent about it.
H. P. Cline, of Bethlehem, Pa,
formerly of Reading, was in our city
this week. “Peter’’ looks well.
Mra. Catharine IHawkins fell upon
an icy pavement on last Monday
morning and was unconscious for
geversl mioutes. It was at first sup
posed that she had reoeived serious
injuries, but such was not the case.
She is about again as usual.
The concert of the Second Presby
terian Sunday-school to be given at
the Grand Opera House, April 34,
promises to be a grand affair. I will
send you a full report of it.
The Young People’s Musical and
B oei donl A(e e R e e
Presbyterian Church held an interest
ing meeting on Tuesday evening last.
The following oflicers of-the Associa
tion were elected: President, L. Nel
gon; vice president, Joha Mellon; sec
retary, William Terry; corresponding
secretary, Ida Terry; Marshal, C. A.
Seidle; curators, Rev. W. R. Temple
ton, J. L. Terry; censors, Misses Ma
bel Terry and Tillie Stratton. A de
clamation by Lena Terry, and a select
reading by Howard Nelson, were fol
lowed by a discussion on the subject,
“Was the Banishment of Napoleon a
Justifiable Proceeding ?”" J.. B. Strat
ton advocated the aflirmative acd H.
C. Nelson the negative. The argu
ment of Mr. Stratton was so strong
and convincing that the audience de
cided in favor of the affirmative by a
large majority. A few of the ladies
present made themselves quite con
spicuous by their going out and com
ing back several times during the ex
ercises, thereby disturbing the meet
ing. Marshal Seidle exercise your
authority and preserve order.
Meesrs. Aaron and William 1.
Still, of this city, have received invi
tations to participate in the aoniver
sary exercises of the Odd Leaf Social
Club, of West Chester, Pa. A grand
ball will be given on tl it evening at
the Wayne Fencibles’ hall. The Odd
Leafs are all prominent colored men.
Marcir 12.—Rev. W. J. Caster is
in the city and is conducting a re
vival meeting at the Shiloh Baptist
Miss Throup Crabb and Mrs. M. J.
Smith, who were visiting friends in
the city the past week, returned to
their homes in Jersey Shore on Tues
The late Samuel Parris, familiarly
known as “Uncle Sammy,” died
March 6th and was buried on Sun
day. He was 65 years of age and
had been a member of the A. M. K.
Z. church for many years. His aged
wife still survives bhim. The faneral
was largely attended and the services,
which were solemn aud impressive,
were conducted by the pastor of the
deceased, Rev. John Price.
Shielns & Anderson have moved
to No. 5 Pine alley, where they have
fitted up a first class chop,where they
intend to carry on business,in a first
class manner. Give them a call.
The fair and supper which was held
by the Sinking Fund (in connection
with the Mill Street Church) was a
grand success, both financially and in
the exercises. The carpet which was
offered as a prize to the lady who
would collect the most money, was
awarded to Mrs. Matilda Cooper.
Miss Crabb was the fortunate one who
secared the lamps for the amount of
money she turned in to the commit.
tee. Following are the ladies and
‘gentlemen who served as the commit
|tee: Mrs. Harriet Watson, Mrs.
Lizzie O'Brian,Mrs. Auna Stevenson,
‘Mrs. Matilda Cooper, Mrs. Hannah
Green, Mrs. Elfzabeth Beyan, Miss
Annie M. Lyons, Harry Dorsey, Jo
geph Anderson. Mrs. Willis and sev
eral young ladies assisted the com
mittee in conducting the entertain
Last Monday evening was the
scene of a grand event which oc
curred at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. John Brooks, No. 99 Filbert
street. It was a small social party
given in honor of Miss Alda Weaver.
The young folks gathered at an early
hour and spent the evening in singing,
games and instrumental music until
12 o'clock, when the good host and
hostess invited the party to the din
ing room, where they found a well
laden table filled with the finest deli
cacies of the season. After the ap
petites of the guests were satisfied
and the good things stored away, the
company was highly entertained with
a selection from S. W. Morgan.
When half past 12 arrived the com
piny started for their homes, well
pleased with the evening they spent.
Among those prescnt were Mr. and
Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. M. J. Smith, Jer
gey Shore, Miss Throup Crabb, Jer
sey Shore, Miss Alda Weaver, Har
risbarg, Mr. George Brisco, Mr. J.
Wainters, 11. W. Conrad.
I thought I would speak of some
of our most talented young ladies
we have in our city. Among them
may be found some of the finest
singers that Williamsport can pro
duce. We head the list with Miss
Annie Green. This lady possesses a
very clear rich voice of soprano, and
is one of our leading young ladies of
society. She i 3 able to appear bzfore
any aadience with the approval of a'l
Next comes Miss [lattie Smith. This
young lady is also a fine soprano like
Miss Green. She can also be placed
with the singers of merit. Next
comes the ever comic little singer,
Miss Lizzie Wagner. This lady as
a singer of music set to comic song,
has no equal here, and she may yet
see the day when her name will be
claimed among our best talent. Next
comes Miss Hannah Stevenson. This
ladv nnacanccas o sauge fea Tae -o
prano voice, which would make one
an attentive listener. She also ranks
as the above named ladies. Next
comes Miss Sallie Ellis. This young
lady is oune of our rising altos. As she
is young yet in years she has an op
portunity to become a good singer.
Now, comes some of our married
ladies. The firet named is Mrs. Wm.
Shadney. This lady is one of our
soprano songsters, and may also be
classed among those in her line. She
makes a good appearance on the
stage and presents a good voice.
Mrs. Emma Morgan, nee Brooks.
This little lady also ranks with our
best singers. She possesses a good
soprano voice and oan often be heard
warbling sweet notes when you pass
by her house. Mrs. B. Reese can be
classed among ouar leading alto
singers. She posseszes a strong alto
voice that would charm most any one
who would hear her. Our last but
not the least, comes Mrs, M. J. Pal
mer. This lady has not been with
us long, but we find her to be a
singer that would please any one who
would hear her rich alto voice. Mrs.
Palmer will be remembered by many
when she was heard with Donavin’s
Jubilee Singers. . Q
Franklin Bits and Ends.
March 12,—The colored citizens
of this city have a good many tried
and open-hearted friends now. It is
the votes they are after and not friend
ship. Some of our good Republicans
only see a colored man when they
are running for office.
The convention to be held in this
city March 27, will be well represent
ed from Lawrence county.
The majority of the colored voters
of this ecity, think it a scheme of a
few politicians to make money and
capture this State for Logan. Don’t
let them do it, voters.
Mr. E. C. Smith of New Castle, at
tend the leap year as the guest of
Miss Henderson.
Mr. John Rice of this city, formily
of Harrisbarg, is dangerously ill at
his residence on 14th street.
Rev. 8. T. Jones, preached at A.
M. E. Church last Sunday morning
and evening.
The leap year party was the grand
est event of the season, the ladies
who managed the affair, did them
selves credit both in entertaining
their guests and the supper.
Mrs. Busche, Mrs. Scott, Mrs-
Sweeny, Mrs. Lucas and Miss Flor
ence Burch, were the ladies. Mr.
Charlie French and Mr. John Jack
son, were the gentlemen who attend
ed the leap year party from Oil City.
Mr. John Jackson, of Oil City
made us a flying visit on Sunday
afternoon, his attraction is in the
First ward.
Mr. D. 2. Smith of this city was
among Oil City’s best society Mon—
day evening his attraction is an Oil
City belle. i
One of Oil City'’s woun!d-be swells
displayed his intellgence andill-breed
ing on the night of the leap year
party from the way he made his ob
jections to a lady riding in the same
carriage with him. Ile had the
pleasure of walking a mile for being
so high toned. The coachman said
that fellow was a small potato and
few in a hill.
Advice : Don’t be so smart the
next time.
Birthday Surprise Party.
Last Saturday evening a party of
ladies and gentlemen assembled at
the residence of Mrs. Mary G. Carlisle,
South street. They then proceeded
to the residence of Mr. D. M. Robin
sen, Cowden street, and took com
pletely by surprise Mrs. M, Robin
son, the popular soprano, singer of
Wesley Church choir. The surprise
was arranged by Miss Katie Robin
gon, in honor of her mother’s forly
seventh amniversary. The evening
was pleasantly spent in social games,
interspersed with music. = Among
taose present were Mrs. David Ches
ter, Philadelphia, Misses E. A. Wil
liame, Marquette, Michigan; C. and
Mary Popel, Florence Smith, Fannie
Weaver, Mrs. Henry Stanton, Mrs.
Kate Scott, Mrs. J.H.Howard, Messrs.
J. G B. Marshall, James Auter, Gen.
T. Morris Chester, J. B. and J. G.
Determined to Have a Delegate.
The Republican State Convention meets in
this city;the 23d and 24th of April, and thus early
we state that the 25,000 colored voters in Ohio
want a representative at Chicago, a colored del
egate to the Chicago Convention. The colored
voters will not be satisfied with anything less
than the election of one of our members as a
delegate. Bear this In mind,—Cleveland Ga*
So Say We All of Us.
We only hope for the time to come when party
strife will cease, So long as both political par
ties have the Negro as the subject of discussion
80 long will party strife exist.—Bee.
Contented Where We Are.
The fool-killer can find a subject in the person
of that iunatic in one of Southern legislatures
who wants the United States governmeut to set
ra o NWaowrcaa “aan an
%Rfl'*“l‘%’}‘“:fi%"é’x’ife"fl'nr}ex{f :)’f self government "’
and thus * solve the problem of their destiny.”
It is about time for all such cranks to learn that
the Negro, although convocational and gregar
fous, seriously objects to being herded. He pro
poses to work out his ¢ destiny " where he has
already made the land habitable and the soil
productive. We are going ‘‘to try the experi.
ment’ where we are If it takes two more cen
Objection te Smith’s Programme.
We object to the Rev. C. S. Smith's pro
gramme altogether. It has too much the ap:
pearance of a blackmailing scheme. We propose
to fight for our rights and the full recognition of
colored men as citizens inside the party lines.—
Bulletin, =
The colored people will use their
voting strength in the Presidential
contest nrxt fall to better advantage
than ever before. We must take time
by the forelock. Béfore and at the
Chicago Convention the work must
and will be done.— Tribune.
0. P. GROVE,
3d and Broad Sts.
We have the exclusive =ale for the
shown in this city. We guarantee
the wear. We guarantee the color.
We guarantee the finish. We guar
antee the quality. We guarantee the
Colored Silks, New Shades.
Colored Rhadames, Spring Shades.
Colored Silks, New Colorings.
An unlimited line in new and choice
designs for spring wear.
We hope every lady who reads this
item will make an effort to examine
the quality of our Hamburgs. We are
confident we are the leading store on
these goods. For prices we lead; for
for quality we lead; forstyle we lead.
All kinds white dress goods to match.
The fashions favor a large increase
in the consumption of Ribbons to
match dress goods. Our quality and
prices will convince you the place to
buy ribbons is at Grove's.
Our line of style is greatly enlarged
and embrace various grades and nov
elties in Jerseys. Oar prices are ex
tremely low. Come and look at the
largest stock in Harrisburg.
We are prepared to show many
novelties in Parasols, Sun Umbreilas
and Coaching Umbrellas.
: 1
0, P, GROVE, Third aod Broad Stesets,
We were not aware that our colored citizens of Harrisburg had a paper
in our midst, reflecting such credit on their tastes and ability, as the State
Journal is now doing, and we are giad for the opportunity of acquainting
its readers with our business house, and the bargaius we are continually
offering, through its columns. We would call attention to our ready-made
of our own make, as being better govds and work Than any others. Won't
ravel and rip after washing. Also cur ready made
Men and Boys’ Suits, Ladies’ Coats, &c., Dress Goods, Muslins,
Tickings and Hosiery, at the very Lowest Prices.
Is now open for public inspection. Everjbody is invited to call and ex
emine the extensive stock of Clothing, as well as to admire one
The splendid interior of the large room will be brilliantly lighted in the
evening, and attendants will be glad to show callers through the various
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is a credit to the capital city, and those who visit it will agree in this state
The store is to be sirictly a One-Price es
tablishment -- something long
- needed in this City.
I 8 nicely carpeted and comfortable for ladies. It isone of the handsomest
rooms in Central Pennsylvania.
BRANDS—Henry Clay, 10 cent segar ; Royal Punch, 10 cent segar ; Lily of Key
West. 0 cent segar : Plantation, & cont cegar , Rted Ruoster, O cent segar.
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers,
S 0 oinet Dhveat,
at about half price, to close out.

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