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SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1884
We take pleasure ;in calling the atttenti
of our readers to our advertisers betore pur
chasing. The parties who advertise in this
paper are reliable, and should have our en
tire Patronuge. The fact that they patronize
us is an evidence that they are friendly
toward us, and desire our patronage.
Pleasc mention the JOURNAL 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
Stare Journar will be in advance.
We are now printing the only news
palper devoted to the interest of the
colored people of the Statz of ’¢nn
gylvania. That we may be able to
successfully do this, we are compelled
to exact payment in advance. All
bills for back subscription should be
paid without delay.
Tur State Jour~AL will be deliv
ered to subscribers in any part of the
city hereafter for
No Longer Wanted.
There is no mistaking the fact that
the position of the eolored man in
American politics is growing moreand
more uncertain every day. Thestrong
cleim we once held is slowly but
just as surely slipping from our grasp.
We enjoy to day less of that distice:
tion, than we have at any time since
we have had a vote. There seems
to be a disposition on the part of the
Republican party, whom we have
served faithfully so long to entirely
ignore us. An recent article publish
ed in the Philadelphia Press, the
leading republican organ of this State,
when not a colored man was eclected
to the State or National convention,
or placed upon the state committee.
That every element of the party had
been recognized and reconciled, gave
us plainly to understand; that we are
no longer considered an element of
the republican party, if this be true
we are indeed political mendicants,
we are thrown out upon a rude and
uncharitable stream to battle for onr
selves, if we have not sufficient man—
hood and courage to lifit ourselves out
of its votex, then certainly we will go
down. The antagonistic position of
the Democratic party to our every in
terest is astanding barrier to our seek
ing sympathy from them, and even
were their sylnpathy sincere, the doc
trine upon which the party was
founded and the foundation stone of
slavery upon which they built rankles
in the bosom of every intelligent col
ored man. There are but two great
parties in this country. The one with
whom we have been so long identi
fied, refuses to recognize us as a part
of them, while the other in prosperity
crushed us and in adversity cursed us.
The time for action of some kiud has
come, we are ngt strong enough
either in numbers or financially to
make ourselves independent of both
parties. As politics are to be run,
and the country governed without
our aid, there is no better thing for
colored men to apply themselves to
than money making and intellectusl
pursuits. What does it matter to us
what favorite is. successful in captur
ing the presidential prize, so long a 8
we are permitted to enjoy life happi
ness and the privilege of those things
that are a tower of strength within
themselves. We are drifting and we
must apply the brake, no longer de
pend upon parties for recognition, but
place ourselves in a secure position
and respect, if nothing else is inevit
Is Rev. C. S. Smith, of Illinois, a
minister of the gospel, or a political
huckster? If the former, then hLe
would reflect more credit upon the
profession by being less active in
politics, for all politicians lie, minis
ters of course don't.
Tue obsequies of the Morrison
tariff bill, took place in the House of
Representatives on Tuesday, May 6.
The attendance was large, and the
mourners many, principally of the
Democratic party.
It is to be regretted thata man
honored and respected as Frederick
Douglass is, should allow himself to
be caught in company, with men like
Price Williams, Lloyd Wheeler agd
Rev. C. S. Smith.
Now that the Pittsburg conference
18 over, we will devote some time in
trying to discover the position of the
colored voters politically.
Peruaps the greatest acceleration
given to the Edmund’s boom, was
given by Mr. Blaine's over jealous
friend William Walter Phelps.
Blaine~The Reépublican Party-
And its Disregard of their Col=
' oreg »;Lllie. &
The time comes on apace when in 1
convention assembled we are soon to
select another candidate who will be
expected to carry the “Grand Old |
Party” to victory, and thereby avoid
the trailing in the dust of the flag of
liberty and the free. I nse the word |
we suggestively. It must be remem
bered that the important factor ard
principal key to Republican success
in this State, 25,000 colored voters
will practically have had no voice in
said selection. = Deprived of represen
tation in the State Convention, abso
lutely ignored in the composition of
the delegates to Chicago, are facts
freighted with no ‘encouraging ele—
ments. To whom are we to charge
this last unkind cut? Tonone other
than the Blaine Republicans. They
in their over-zealous efforts to aid the
‘‘Plumed Knight,” have over-looked
the fact that should they succeed (a
very, very remote probability), that
they could no more carry the State of
Pennsylvania without the aid of their
colored aliies than could Jefferson
Davis be elected President of the
United States. The faithfulness of
the colored man to the Republican
cause has been constant, consistent
and effective. What is or has been
our reward? To be deprived of re
presentation in conventions; to be
snabbed on important political ocea
sions, and to be, in general, ignored,
except on the eve of some election in
this State. To day, notwithstanding
we helped elect every Republican
office holder, not one of the many has
had the manhced, the courage, nor
the gratefulness to give a colored man
any position higher than that of a
messenger, this too in the face of the
fact that many of them possess cul
tured fitness #end morality, and other
commendable traits. The Blaine ele
ment, on the surface, appears strong,
and have given us to understand that
they can do without us. Now, gen
tlemen, you pay your wmoney, now
take your choice. If in theinitiative
you deal from the bottom as regards
us, what are we to expect should you
succeed? You would expect us to
swallow the pill, whether coated or
otherwise. Thetime has come, when
like men, we prefer a llttle coating
on ouis. The Republican party has
not outlived its usefulness, but in
many instances it has outlived its
honor ; and so far as the Presidential
question goes, any other candidate is
preferable to Blaine, because we be
lieve there would be no improvement
or cessation of these ipjustices with
him at the ‘head of affairs. As to
protection, or any other kind of tariff,
we have no concern, and that we have
not, is the fault of the party that we
have supported and abetted for a term
of years. They own a majority of
the mills, manufacturing. establish
ments and rolling stock, and have not
geen fit to employ (except as menials)
any of the colored men or their sons,
who have continuously kept them in
power. We feel aggrieved at this
treatment, and when Democrats, who
for years have been our avowed ene—
mies, for a little political favor will
appoint colored men to lucrative po
sitions, we are compelled to ask our
selves the question (since politics is
all for pottage) whether it would not
gerve our interests better to pay a
little attention to them. In Philadel
phia there are numerous manufactur
ing establishments, some of which are
owned and controlled by Democrats,
and in some of the same are to be
found colored mechanics, while in
those controlled by Republicans not
a colored man is to be seen, Thusit
is plain, we have no matérial concern
as to the tariff question, and as things
now are, we are forced to have little
worry as to the Presidential outcome.
Some speak of sacrificing principle.
We have been constant; we have ad
bered to what has been termed Re
publican principles. We find there
is nothing in it for us; and to continue
this course we can leave only an
empty legacy for those who are to
follow us. 11n’76 and 'BO it was said
that James G. Blaine was found tobe
too large for President. It is to be
hoped that the Chicago convention
may fied that his proportions have
not decreased one iota. After serving
a party as faithfully as we have, and
when we seek honest employment
that we may keep our families from
want (so important an object), and
then be asked “if we want the earth,”
this is about as much of that kind of
Republicznism as we care to have.
It would not be amiss for our friends
(1) to daal a little more kindly by
their dark hued brother. as nothing is
ever Jost by kindness ; and that they
may heed this is the wish of many.
Kentucky comes to the front with
Speaker Carlisle for President. As
the platform upon which Mr. Speaker
Carlisle was taken from under his
feet by a Democratic house, we fear
he is too deeply embedded to be
gotten out and trained in time for the
Business Co-operation Enterprise,
Some three years ago the feasibility l
of organizing a business co-operation
enterprise, was discussed by several
of our citizens, but wes not carried
into effect, owing to discouragements
which those interested met with.
From the start certain men, from sel
fish purposes, opposed the scheme,
and did everything in their power to
discourage the movement, and so
successful were these men that the
matter was abandoned. The people
of this city should start some enter
prise by which the masses can be
benefited. There is not an organiza
tion in our midst that we can point to
with pride, in which the people have
a part, We are entirely dependent,
and throw all of our labor and money
into a channel which brings us back
no return. The project of organizing
a building association, which is now
being urged, deserves the encourage
ment and support of every man. Such
an organization, contrelled in the in
terest of the people, and conducted
honestly, would afford the means of
men securing homes for their families,
which perhaps they would never se
cure otherwise. =We would suggest
to those who bave proposed the form
ing of a builaing asscciation, to pro
ceed at once and get the project into
operation. Harrisburg affords excel
lent facilities for the acquiring of real
estate, and if purchased now, would
be worth three times its value in a
few years. Letthe good work goon.
Congress’ Great Work.
There has been much talk about
the present Congress spending five
monthsin idleness. Newspapers have
given Congress every imaginable
name for its doless session, but it
gucceeded the other day in accom
plishing more work in a few brief
hours than any Democcratic Congress
known to bistory. After five menths
excessive labor, without passing an
appropriation bill, it has performed
the gigantic task of removing the
only living issue of the Democratic
party. The remarkable éxample of
a parent looking with pride upon the
birth of his progeny and then deny
ing relationship when the child is
about to enter into maturity. ITarled
upon the rude and ruthless stream of
adversity; drifting without rudder or
compass into an unknown future, with
inevitable defeat staring them in the
faee, is the finale of the work accom
plished by the Democrats of the pres
ent Congress. Let the cry etop that
this Congress has done nothing, and
let the Democtats enjoy ell the glory
of its great work. It is immaterial
who they may nominate at Chicago
in July, for the amusing spectacle of
a Democratic candidate with a dark
lantern on a dark night looking for a
tariff plank in the Democratic plat
form, will be presented to the pro
tection-loving people of this country.
Well might Mr. Morrison sing, ‘O,
could I recall the past, or the future
tell; bat, alas! alas! I cannot.”
Blaine’s Chances not Improved by
the Affair.
From the New York Times.
Wasumxaron, May 1-—-The Ed
munds-Phelps correspondence con
tinues to be talked about here with
interest, the opinion being among men
not thick and thin admirers and
touters for Blaine that the Maine man
has not gained ip, reputation by his
attempt to rub off some of his own
notoriety upon so honest and repnta
ble a gentleman as Mr. Edmunds.
The Blaine men have ignored a good
many of the features of the Little
Rock and Fort Smith transaction, and
in drawing a paralel between him and
Mr. Edmunds have not said anything
about the effort that was made by the
Speaker to prevent the amendment
of the bill passed in the interest of
the road, the celerity with which the
officers of the road were reminded
that®valuable services should receive
consideration, and that consideration
was given. All of this, when referred
to in the presence of Mr. Blaine’s apol
ogists, of whom there are many about
the capitol, provoke them exceeding
ly. One ofthe most irritating things
in Mr. Edmunds rep'y, which is ac
cepted by men who know him as ab
solutely answering Blaine, is his cool
ness and contempt for the inspirer,
and perhaps the writer of the attack.
It is not a new taing for Mr. Ed
munds to treat Mr. Blaine with this
contempt. So far as any notice from
Mr. Edmunds was concerned, no one
would ever bave known from any
thing he has said in the Senate that
such a man as Blaine ever sat there.
He knew Blaine through and through,
was never dazzled by his brilliancy
or blind to his methods or aims. The
effort of Mr. Blaine to injure him in
popular estimation will, it is believed,
serve rather to bring him forward in
to greater popularity, and, instead of
damaging him as a candidate, will
strenghten him to Blaine’s disad
The ;Strange Adventures of a
Slave Girl Ong Sixteen Years
Kansas City Times.} 1
“I was born at Nashville, Tenn.,”
said Mattie Young, ‘‘and, though I
am unable to count or to reckon time,
I think I must be about 16 vears old:
When I was somethiog more than a
year old I was stclen by Robinson’s
circus. They made a dancing girl of
me, and I got so I was a good per
former. We went to Cuba finally,
and after I had been with them about
seven years, I shounld thiok, I was put
up for sale on the block at Havana.
Henry Grannison, who owns a cof
fee plantation about eight miles from
Havana, bought me, and I went to
his place as his slave. They have no
mercy on their slavesin Cuba, and I
was treated like a brute. When I
first went there I was branded on the
back with eighteen names, and as
often as the scars would dim I was
branded agsin. The names were
Spanish, and, included the names of
my master and his slaves. “I was
made to plow, like a horse. They
would hitch three women in harness,
and make us drag the plow along one
of us carrying a regular bit in the
mouth. The food they gave us con
sisted of cats, dogs, and grasshoppers,
and they made us pick tobacco worms
and eat them, too. We were some
times whipped as often as three times
a day, and we never knew what Sun
day was.”
“Two months ago, while I was at
the house of my msster, one of the
little children got mad and decl:red
I had beaten her. They wouldn't
bear anything I szid; and told me the
Queen had crdered my throat to be cat.
I begged for time to pray, snd they
gave me till the next morning. In
Cuba our god is a big snake we call
Sarah, and we pray to it for mercy.
I believed I would be killed, for I had
heard of siaves having their throats
cut, and I bad been struck on the
head with kuives before. So that
evening planed torun away. I gota
life-preserver from a ship where I was
gent to carry coal. When night came
I put the life-preserver around me,
climbed over the wall, and jumped
into the ocean. 1 was a good swim
mer and wasn't afraid. But the
Cuban soldiers heard me splashing in
the water, and they began firing at
me. The first struck me in the thigh,
the.next hit my foot, and before they
quit shooting they hit me seven times,
My arms were not hurt, though, and
I kept on swimming. Finally I
reachod an island and T stayed there
five weeks, living on whatever I
could. My wounds hurt me terribly,
but as they hurt me worse on land
than in the salt water I kept my life
preserver on, and swam along the
shore of the island most of the time.
At the end of five wecks a ship came
along bound for Galveston, and I was
taken aboard. When we reached
Galveston I was put in the hands of
gome colored church peop'e, and, asl
had heard that my mother lived in
Nashville, I was sent there. At
Nashville I found that my mother
had gone, they said, to Kansas City,
and so I got help to come here.”
Colored Methodists in Council
Barrivwore, May 5-—The General
Conference of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church of the United
States,including delegates from Africa
and Hayti, assembled in this city to
day. The body comprises nearly 300
members, representing 41 annua]
Conferences. The Bishops present
are D. A. Payne, J. M. Brown, A.
W. Wayman, R. H. Kane, H. M.
Turner, J. A. Shorter, T. D. M.
Ward, J. B. Campbell, and Mr. Dick
erson. The opening sermon was
preached to-dy by [Bishop Brown.
The statistics of the body, presented
in the afterncon, show that the Con
ference was organized in Philadelphia
in 1816, and its last meeting in Bal
timore was in 1840. At the later
date the entire Conference consisted
of 34 persons. Now the church num
bers in the United States 3,978 con
gregations, with 2,000 appointments,
with an aggregrate membership of
400,000, besides which they are pros
perous missions in Africa and Hayti.
The educational institutions include
the Wilberforce University, in Ohio:
Allen University, in South Carolina;
Paul Quinn College and Bishop Ward
Normai School, in Texas, and the
Florida High School, at Jacksonville.
In South Carolina there are 33 sub
ordinate schools connected with the
church. The Bishops will preside in
turn. The following clerical officers
were elected : Secretary—M. E. Bry
ant, of Alabama; Assistent Secretaries
—~Cornelius Asbury, of Ohio, and
George W. Gaines, of Missouri;
Recording Secretary—The Rev. C.
P. Nelson, of Columbia Conference ;
Statistical Seccretaries—J. C, Brock,
of Philadelphia, and J. F. A, Lenon,
of the Indian Mission Conference;
Reading Clerk—Dß. B. Goines, of
North Carolina; Engrossing Clerk—
Dr. W. B. Johnson, of Georgia.
The Female Meinbers of a Colored
. Church Indicted for Riot.
Cuarueston, S. C, May 6—A
criminal prosecution was commenced 1
bere to day before Justice Gleason,‘}
which will probably lead to a long
and important law suit, and eventually
to the division of that branch of the
Methodist Church known as the Af
rican Methodist Episcopal Church.
For some time there has been a grow
ing restiveness on the part of the col
ored people in this State at the ap
pointments of the African Methodist
Episcopal Conference, the cry being
raised that none but Northern preach
ers, who are styled by the Southern
ers carpet-baggers, are appointed.
This has culminated here in the open
rebellion of the congregation of two
of the churches connected with the
Conference. In one of them, the
wealthiest and largest in the city, the
congregation, headed by two women,
entered the church, took the preacher
up bodily and carried him out into
the street, and then nailed up the
doors. In the other a suspended
preacher entered the church and held
services, barring out the regularly ap
‘pointed preachers. In both cases the
“rebels,” as they are styled, were led
by Southern preachers. Criminal
prosecutions have been instituted
~against them, and in the first named
‘instance almost the entire female
portion of the congregation have been
‘ indicted for riot, the preacher insti
tuting the proceedings. The *‘rebels”
have filed proceedings in equity to
get possession of the church property.
A secession from the African Meth
odist Episcopal jarisdiction, and the
’forganization of a Southern African
Methodist Church is evidently the
aim of the discontented members.
Hannibal Hamlin’'s New Story of
Daniel Webster.
“What public man, Mr. Hamlin,
was the ablest that you ever found ?”
“Daniel Webster towered a head
and shoulders above any of them.
He was one of those few men who
became greater as you approached
bim. That can be said of few men in
this world. The nearer you came to
Webster the more you saw and ac
knowledged his greatness. I remem
ber a little speech he made which has
never been referred to in print, and
as both the parties to it are now dead
I do not object to telling you about
it. You remember James M. Mason,
of Virginia, what a patronizing, su
percilions man he was. He had no
love for Webster,and on one occasion
he rose in his place with a pamphlet
which ascribed to Mr. Webster cer
tain language, and on that Mason
proceeded to make a speech. Web
ster was drunk, He listened as well
as he could to what Mason was say
ing, and then he got up so unsteady
at first that he held to his desk with
both hands, but as he proceeded and
became more luminous and clear he
raised one hand and after a while he
raised both hands, and he made sach
a speech as I think I never heard to
peel an opponent all to pieces. He
called for the pamphlet after a while,
and Msson sent it over to him. He
held it up with a contempt on his
great rugged countenance, and turn
ed it over and said: ‘No title page,
anonymous. No author, the poor
thing is fatherless, motherless, this
you call a document.” Mason watch
ed him with apprehension. Then
Webster addressed himself to the
language ascribed to him in the pam
phlet, and it had seemed to all of us
Senators who heard Mason that the
langnage was capable of the inter
pretation he had given it. Indeed
there seemed no other interpretation.
But Webster, with that logical, legal
mind he had, in a very few minutes
convinced every body present, Ma—
gon included, that the language not
only did not mean what Mason read,
but that it meant the very opposite.
As soon 88 he brought this out Ma
son wanted to apologize, but Webster,
towering up told him to take his seat.
We saw by Msson’s face that he felt
he had got himself into a place that
would do him no credit. Then Web
ster continued and the e¢xcoriation
was something indescridable, yet all
the while severely contemptucus:
just ia the manner to cut Mason to
pieces and make him feel it, for you
know he was nothing if not a lord
over somebody. ,
““At the end of the speech one of
the Senators said to Webster: “You
have used him all up¢ let it not be
printed in the public debates.” ‘Very
well,’ said Mr. Webster, ‘let the dog
James Winters, a farmer, was
stung to death by buffalo gnats near
Helena, Ark., a fewdays ago. While
he was at work in a field the gorats
swarmed up and enveloped kLim.
Their sting becoming nnbearable, he
started for home at full speed. All
remidies failed to relieve him, and he
died in a short time in great agony,
his face and neck baving turned
almost black.
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