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Harrisburg, Pa.
News Gathered by Our Spe
cial Correspondents.
Marcu 19.—Everything seems to
be at a standstill at present, and with
the exception of the Republican pri
mary election on Tuesday and the
conventions of to-day there is little of
note occurring. Col. A. Louden
Snowden was elected Senatorial dele
gate from the Sixth district,composed
largely of colored voters, and Gen.
Bingham and Israel Durham for rep
resentatives from the Seventh divi
sion. Of course it was too good a
thing for a colored man to have, he
has the honor (?) to be a division del
egate, but when it gets above that
then be must step out and let his su
periors go in his place.
At ihe annual meeting of the Ca
terers’ Association on the 11th inst.,
the following officers were elected :
President, Charles W. Ryder; Ist
vice president, Henry A. Toliver ;
2nd vice president, Hamilton Cole;
financial secretary, John W. Holland;
assistant secretary, John S. Waters:
treasurer, Wm. P. DPrice; board of
managers, Thos. J. Hebron, Andrew
J. Clower, John I. White, Philip A.
Roberts and Caesar Evans; marshall,
W. H. Smith; chaplains, Rev. Jas,
Frisby and Rev. Josiah Eddicks.
The association will give a grand re
ception at Natatorium Ilall on April
3d, which promises tobe a grand
Mr. H. H. Gilbert and Mr. David
Bowser, two prominent men in Odd
Fellows and Masonic circles, are con
fined to their houses by severe at
tacks of sickness. There is very
slight hope for Mr. Gilbert.
At the meeting of the Bethel Lite
rary on Tuesday evening last, the fol
lowing subject was debated: “Which
has proven the most beneficial to
man, mechanical arts or scientific re
gearch,” by Messrs. Wesley Burrall,
Jas. Jenkins and Mrs. F. E. W. Har
per. This discussion will be contin
ned at the next meeting. On next
Tuesday evening Hon. John D. Lewis
will deliver a lecture before the asso
ciation, subject “Church and State.”
Tuesday was donation day at the
Home for the Homeless, and a large
amount of articles and money was re
The Phantom Social Club gave a
bal masque at Musical Fund Hall on
Thursday evening.
The ladies of Wesley A. M. E.
church opened a bazaar in the church
basement on Tuesday evening. A
large amount of useful and ornamen
tal articles are for sale at the different
Hon. Frederick Douglass will de
liver a lecture at the Academy of Mu
sic, under the auspices of DBerean
Presbyterian church, on Tuesday
evening, April Bth. Subject, “John
Brown.” Howarp.
York, Pa.
Marca 20.—~Mrs. Clanora Herst,
of Baltimore, while attending the fu.
neral of the late Mrs. John L. Mapes;
was taken seriously ill with pneu
The Board of Bishops of the A. M.
E. Zion church will meet in York,
Pa., on the fourth Wednesday of the
month, March 26th.
Messrs. Spotwood and Stewart
were in town on last Sanday spend
ing the day with their friends. We
are always glad to see the boys.
Mrs. Blay, of Baltimore, and for
merly of York, is paying a visit to
her relatives and many friends.
Rev. John H. Heoctor, the popular
colored orator, will deliver a lecture
on-his own life on next Thursday
evening, the 27th. - All who wish a
rare treat should not fail to hear him
The New Orleans University
Singers gave a concert in Odd Fel
lows’ Hsil on Tuesday evening last
to a small but delighted audience.
The singing was very fine and elicted
much applause. The troupe is one
of rare musical talent and should
meet with universal success.
Mrs. Beekman, of Pasiac, New
Jersey, and formerly of York, is pay
ing a visit to her parents and many
Williams ort.
Marc 19.—Miss Hattie Smith is
spending this week in Jersey Shore.
George Sims, of Bellefonte, was in
our city on Monday and remained a
short time. - |
Charles Johnston, of Harrisburg,
passed through this city on Monday
en route for Jersey Shore.
Invitations are out for a grandleap
year party to be managed by the la
dies, they bearing all expenses. Itis
said this will be the grandest event
of the season.
The minstrel troupe that was or
ganized here some time ago, has come
to grief in Itbica, N. Y., according to
the Elmira ZTelegram. They will
‘arrive home soon in this city.
~ Master Robert Williams, our young
agent at Bellefonte, is making rapid
headway with the JourNaL.
“My Brother's Keeper,” ac ama
teur dramatic play, will be produced
here soon by some of cur home talent
(colored), in which Mr. J. 1. Emory
and Miss Cora Davis will assume the
leading parts. Notice will be given
when and where it will be presented.
All the members of the Lumber
City base ball club are requested to
meet at the residence of Mr. J. I
Emory, next Thu.sday evening, and
those who have not signed for the
geason of 'B4 are requested to be
present. By order of the secretary,
William Shadnay.
We have had no boom in the po
litical outlook here as to the cam
paign next fall, but we will try and
rally to the front in time. There has
been clubs talked of which will begin
early and work for the coming man,
but we as a people shou'd stick to
gether and be as one man. There
secem to be a good many here who
favor Blaine add Lincoln, but we will
not say much on the subject this time,
but defer it until a later day.
The festival and supper which was
given by some of our enterprising
young ladies for the Dbenefit of the
Mill street church, was a decided suc
cess, both financially and artistically.
Those ladies certainly deserve great
credit for taking it on themselves to
aid in erecting & new church, for they
gee they are in need of one and are
doing what they can to aid in secar
ing a new place of worship. The
festival passed off nicely, it being
‘largely attended both evenings. The
feature of the first evening was the
pecktie grab bag, which was amusing
for the young gentlemen. The sec:
‘ond evening was Martha Washing
& ton’s tea party, in which the ladies’
| toilets were arranged in the styles of
ye olden times. The whole affair was
‘well carried out. The pastor and
trustees extend to them their heart
felt thaoks for the good work they
done. The ladies were Miss Etta
Kelley, Miss Lizzie Streets, Miss An
nie Lyons, Miss Tilly Lyons. Wm.
Stokes and Wm. Wood assisted the
ladies in the capacity of door tenders.
H. W.C.
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Oil City.
Marcu 19, 1884.—We have had
another day of sunshine. It makes
the people feel that spring is nigh.
Mrs. Eva Con is dangerously sick
with lung affection. Also Miss Nora
Williams is down with rheamatism.
Quite a number of persons here are
making preparation to attend the con
vention at Franklin, P’a., on the 27.
After a man has been moving
heaven and earth to get a job and
finally succeeds, it is so soothing to
his feeiings to learn by the news
paper, that he had accepted the posi
Some of our colored people talk
about leaving the Republic:n party.
I wonder where they will go to stay
in the party and contead for your
righte. Never throw away water
that is a little dirty uuotil you can get
clean. Some people talk as though
the government rested on their shoul
ders and if they should step down
and out it would jar the universe.
L 3 M.
Bridgeton, Pa.
Marcn 18, 1884.— Mr. Editor :—
Allow me space in your valuable
paper to address a word to the voters
of this district. In 1882 the Repub
lican party was divided, many well
known Republicans voting the Inde
pendent ticket. From intormation
gleaned from the Weekly Dispatch
of York I learn that matters are a
little reversed, and men who were
formerly opposed to the so-called In
dependents are now working with
them and are trying to make it ap
pear that Mr. M. Schall is one of the
worst men we have. I take bat little
stock in these chemelion characters,
the men who are trying to vilify the
character of Mr. Schall, whom they
once professed so much love for. The
vile slander against Mr. Seball, which
appeared in a recent issue of the
Dispatch, was very disgraceful.
Could Mr. Schall give all ot his ene
mies a position it would soon dry
their tears. L. J. G
Chambersburg. !
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Marcn 20.—As I have not written
to you for some time to inform you
and through your very valuable pa
per, the patrons who look so anx-(
iously for its weekly appearance of }
the happenings of our city, I thought
I would take advantage of a dull, !
rainy day to pen you a few items of E
social interest. As the entire object
of your correspondent is to acquaint
our people with the many things of
interest which happea in our city of
which a great proportion of our peo
ple, though residing here,are eutirely ‘
ignorant of and which it is not possi
ble forthem to hearof except through
the medium of a newspaper. <lf 1
shall be fortunate enough to bring to
their atiention one item ot a local
character, however small, that they
had not formerly heard about, I shall
not consider my work entirely in vain.
A car load of Swedes and Hungar
ians arrived here on the Tth ult.
Also a car load of colored men ar
rived at South Penn junction at 8:50
from West Virginia They were
joined at the junction by the Swedes
and Hungarians, and the combined
party were taken over the South
Penn railroad to Richmond, and from
‘there to the tunnels on the Vander
‘bilt railroad. Twenty-two colored
‘men from Martinsburg, W. Va,, ar
‘rived here on the 8:50 train and were
joined by fifteen colored men of this
tcity, The party, under a contractor,
left here at 12:40, via C. V. R, R,
‘their destination being Delaware,
where they will go into theservica of
the B. & O. company on the new
line which is being constructed to
compete with the P. W. & 8., the
latter road being controlled by the
The trustees of Saint James A. M.
}E. church held a festival Saturday
“evening last, and was quite a success.
It was well attended and everybody
“enjoyed the occasion.
~ Mrs. Katie Joses, of Washington,
'D. C,, is spending a few days in our
) city. She is the guest of Mrs. Sam
uel Jones. .
The arrangements for the meeting
of the conference is being success
fully carried forward under the efli
cient leadership of Dr. Thompson
That the event wili be a success in
every respect is beyond the shadow
of a doubt.
Mr. Ball is erecting a fine residence
at the corner of Second and Catha
rine streets, and it i 3 his intention to
occupy it when it is completed.
Mr. Wm. Johnson is erecting a
house in the western part of the city,
and will move into it on the first of
The county convention met yester
day and nominated on excellent ticket
which wiil be without a doubt elected
next November. Among the dele
gates were Messrs, Taylor, Bray and
Shaffer of the Third ward, Mr. Geo.
Buchannan of Montgomery township,
and Mr. Wm. Straughter of Green
The young folks will hold a party
this eveniog at the home of Miss
Mary Miller. Hope they will enjoy
the occasion.
Mr. John Peyton, sr., wiil remove
to Chambersburg on or about the first
of April. Welcome home.
Mr. Wm. Peyton has returned to
Pittsburg, where he has accepted a
position in a wholesale carpet store
Franklin, Pa.
Magci 19.—Quarterly meeting
will be held in the A. M. E. Bethel
church in this city on Sunday, March
22. The services will be conducted
by Rev. S. T. Jones, pastor.
The ladies of the A. M. E. Dethel
church will hold a festival and supper
on Thursday evening, March 27, in
the Armory. Proceeds for benefit of
the church. Admission, 10 cents;
supper, 25 cents. The entertainment
will conclude with a grand staff' cake
walk. All friends of the church and
the cause are cordially invited.
A meeting was held in this place
Tuesday evening to completearrange
ments for the convention. The con
vention will be beld in the Son of
Honor hall, Liberty street.
Bostox, March 21.—A gang of fifteen
boys was arrested in South Boston on
Wednezday night, and three of the lead
ers were held for examination. Many
small larcenies were charged to them,
their raids being planned in an old cellar
which they called their den. Coleman
o’Donnell, the leading spirit of the gang.
is sixteen years old, and had recently
been released from a reformatory institu
tion. The ages of the others range from
twelve to fifteen vears. They had a
peculiar language known only to mem
bers of the gang, and for an hour mysti
fied the officers at the station with their
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NEW YORE, March 21.—The meeting
of ex-confederate soldiers, called by Gen.
J. B. Gordon at the St. James Hotel last
evening, was attended by a large delega
tion both from this city and Brooklyn.
Among those present were General Roger
A. Pryor, General Clingman, Major
Clark, Captain Spitzer and others. Pre
liminary arrangements were made and a
committee appointed to aid in the move
ment toward establishinga soldiers’ home
at Richmord, Va. |
Reading Squibs,
Marciu 20.—Through the courtesy ;
of Mr. Geo. L. Fry of West Chester, ‘
your correspondent is able to give |
you an elaborate report of the recep- t
tion, of the Odd lesf Social Club of
West Chester, on Tharsday evening,
March 13:
On Thursday evening the Odd
Leaf Social Club of Wust Chester,
composed of the leading colored cit
izens of that place, gave its first annu
al reception at Wayne Fencibles'
Armory, which was hansomely dec
orated with plants, flowers and bun
ting, interscepted here and there with
bird cages. The participauts, among
whom were many from the Philadel
phia Kquestrian Cinb, and represen
tatives from New York, Media, and
other places, were attired in full dress
and diamonds, and silk wardrobes
were quite abundantly worn. The
floors were waxed and Benjamin
Oliver's orchestra of Philadelplia
furnished music for the daucing.
Dancing began at 9:30 o'clock and
continued uninterrapted umtill 12
o’clock, when an hour was passed in
partaking of delicious refreshments
furnished by caterer Samuel A. Har
dy, assisted by Anthony Y. Wilson.
The grand. march took place at the
opening cf the second part of the pro
gramme after the refreshments ’and
was led by the President of the Odd
Leaf Club, John G. Gladman, about
forty couples participating. The
Philadelphia visitors wore badges of
the Equestrisn Club in connection
with those presented by the home or
ganization. Several cabs were employ
ed in conveying guests to and from the
railway station and other points of
the borough. Among the many
spectators of the brilliant spectacle of
the evening were many prominent cit
izens, both white and colored, accom
panied by their wives. All in all,
the afiair was pronounced one of the
finest entertainments of the kind ever
given by the colored citizens of West
Chester. Prominent among the vis
itors were the following: Levi l'otter,
H. 8. Martni, W. W, Still, Raadolph
Lewis, William Mortimer, J. Perry
Sanford, C. Samue! Adger, . John
Adger, Mrs. George Benson, Miss
Laura Steers, Miss Kva Jeffers, Mrs.
Thomas Harris and Miss Tulip Jam
ison, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs.
Bolton Hall and Miss Mattie Ilall, of
‘Media; Miss Susie Keith, of New
; York, and others.
~ Rev. J. J. Kelly, the “Indian
Preacher,” occupied th:e pulpit of the
Otterbien church on last Sunday
morping and evening to over-flowing
audiences. In the evening persons
were unable to gain admittance to
the building. This is the second visit
of Mr. Kelly to Reading this winter.
Mr. Warner Carter Blackson visit
ed Coatsville, on last Saturday, and
reports as having a very pleasant
time there.
“Dr.” Richard Ross, has (so he
says) discovered a remedy for nearly
all the ills that flesh is heir too.
The teachers of the Second Pres
byterian Sunday- school held an elec
tion cf officers in the lecture room of
the church on Monday evening. The
result was as follows : Superintendent,
T. M. Seidle; Assistant Superintend
eat, J. L. Terry ; Treasurer, W. A.
Seidle ; Secretary, J. B. Stratton; As
sistant Secretary, Lincoln Nelson ;
Librarian, Miss Sadie Nelson ; Assist
ant Librarian, Andrew Snively ; Or
ganist, Mrs. Katie Hawkins; Assist
ant, Mrs. Welsh.
“Items on the Wing” of last San
day, is again a “little oft.” Mr. and
Mrs. John Wilson is unknown in
On last Tuesday our much esteemed
friend Richard Bull, Sr., of Pottstown,
Pa., was exactly 48 years old, and a
number of hiz most intimate friends
of Philadelphii and Reading arranged
a surprise for the fat and jolly “Dick.’
A. W. Bettencourt, W. H. Rex, S. T.
Saunders, Urof. John Schemerhorn,
I. A. Judah, Joseph Carter and D.
'R. Chester, of Philadelphia, A. L.
Btill and W. H. Still, of Reading,
arrived at Pottstown about noon, pro
ceeded to the gentleman’s hause and
presented him with a large-and beau
tifal birthday card, gotten up espe—
cially for this occasion, with the names
of the donors handsomelygengraved
thereon. S.T. Saunders made the
presentation, remarzable for its wit,
humor and originality. Mr. Ball, in
accepting the present, gave his visi
tors a hearty welcome, and bade them
make themselves at home. After an
hour or so of pleasant chat, inter—
spersed with guitar music by Prof.
Schemerhorn, and the singing of a
number of popular airs by Messrs.
Rex and Carter. The hostess invited
the visitors to the dining room to
partake of a royal dinner, prepared
for the occision. After doing full
justice to the good things set before
them, they returned to the parlor. and
the merry clinking of the glasses was
heard until the time arrived for the
visitors to take the train for their
homes, delighted with “Dick,’’ the
Madame, and the besatiful borough
of Pottstown. “May he live l:ng
and die happy.”
Trustees Elected.
At a meeting of the members of
the Wesley Union church Monday
evening, all of the former board were
re-elected, as follows: S. M. Beon
nett, chairman; J. P. Scott, secre
tary: J. B. Pope!, Hamilton How
ard, J. B. Foote, George Thomas,
Henry Marshall, Gee. E. Douglass
and John Davis.
announces himself a candidate for Recorder
of Dauf)hin county, subject to the decision of the
Republican convention, and respectfully solicits
the support of his friends.
County Commissioner.
. NOUNCES himselfa candidate for Coun
tg Commissioner of Dauphin county, subject to
the decision of the Republican convention, and
respectfully solicits the support of his friends.
announces himself a candidate for Recorder
of Daufihln county, subject to the decision of the
Republican convention, and respectfully solicits
the support of his friends.
County Commissioner.
¢/« NOUNCES himselfa candidate for County
Commissioner of Dau{)hln county, subject to the
decision of the Republiean Convention, and re
spectfully solicits the support of his friends.
0. P. GROVE,
We have the exclusive sale for the
shown in this city. We guarantee
the wear. We guarantee the color.
We guarantee the finish. We guar
antee the quality. We guarantce the
Colored Silks, New Shades.
Colored Rhadames, Spring Shades.
Colored Silks, New Colcrings.
Aun unlimited line in new and choice
desigos 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; for style 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 prepsred to show many
novelties in Parasols, Sun Umbrellas
and Coaching Umbrellas.
0. P, GROVE, Third and Broad Strests,
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We were not aware that our colored citizens of Harrisbarg had a paper
in our midst, reflecting such credit on their Lastes and ability, as the State
Journal is now doing, and we sre glad for the opportunity of acquainting
its readers with our bu-iness house, and the bargains we are continunally
offering, through its columps. We would call attention to our ready-made
of our own make, as being better gocds and work than any others. Won't
rave! and rip after washing. Also cur ready made
Men and Boys' Suits, Ladies’ Coats, &c., Dress Goods, Muslins,
Tickings and Hosiery, af the very Lowest Prices.
- 329 MARKET STREET. 329
Is now open for public inspection. Everjbody is invited to call and ex
amine 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 glzd to show cadlers through the various
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.
Is nicely carpeted and comfortable for ladies. It is one of the handsomest
recoms in Central Pennsylvania.
BRANDS—Henry Clay, 10 cent segar ; Royal Punch, 10 cent segar ; Lily of Key
West, 5 cent segar ; Plantation, 5 cent segar ; Red Rooster, b cent segar.
Men’s Dress Shoes, Congress Gaiters, Button
Shoes, Studded Balbmnorals, Diamond
Tipped, Broiled Edge,Very Neat,
———F O R e
$2.00! TWO DOLLARS! $2.00!
Must be seen io he appreciated.
At2l4and 218 MARKET STREET.
A Ladies’ Kid Button BO(;,——-W orked loles, Half French
Heel, Opera To.o, Very Pretty.
81.75. ONLY 81.75.
At 214 and 216 Market Street.
ST Miraet,

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