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YOL. 8.
ms Gathered from all parts of
the Country.
The Louisville Journal says John
Thomasa colored boy of Spencer,Ky..
got up a mouse trap entirely on his
own ideas. A drummer saw the boy
with it, and paid hima 50 cents for it.
He sent it on to Washington, se
cured a patent, ¢nd now thousands
of them are being sold all over the
R. C. C. Benjamin,Esq , the colored
author, poet, editor and lawyer, has
fallen heir to $17,000 worth of real
Congressman O'Hara, colored mem
ber from North Carolina, is a grad
uate of Harvard and a lawyer, by
profession. Ile lives in good style
and has a white tutor for his four
Col. R. G. Ingersoll will defend
young Langston in his trial for the
killing of Spencer. A
Col. M. S. Quay is a candidate for
Congress from the 24th Congressional
district. His nomination is equivilent
to an election.
The Marquis Tsung bas three sors
—Duke East, Duke HHome and Dake
Pole—the eldest whom has lived five
years in England, three of them
having been passed in a public
school. His age is now only 14, and
he is already engaged to be married.
His “general intelligence, acuteness
and extraordinary vivacity” are re—
Nathan Kennedy, tho greatest
chicken fancier of the South, died re
cently at New Forrest, Ky., aged 90
years. Kvery state of the union has
represesentatives of his famous breed
of game cocks.
A new vault, capable of holding
875,000,000 in specie, is being
placed in the Treasary building at
C. 11. McCormick one of Chicagos
millionaires is dead leaving an estate
valued at $32,000,000.
Miss Katie Robinson.and Annie
Cooper wil! graduate from the girls
high school of this city next month
and will be the firt colored girl grad
uates from the Harrisburg high
A petition will be sent to Presi
dent Arthur asking the appointment
of two colored gencral commission
ers to receive exhibits from the col
ored people for the worlds centennial
cotton cxposition to be held in New
Orleans in Deeember.
The colored national press conven
tion meets in Richmond, Va., July
Sth same date the Democratic Na
tional convention meets at Chicago.
Mr. Joseph E. Johnson, a colered
man who is an eflicient type writer
aund stenographer, has been appointed
private secretary to the Ilon. Wil
liam Dauvie's, president of the Mary
land State Temperance alliance.
Hon. J. Milton Turner has been
confirmed a member of the Episcopal
churech at St. Louis.—Kansas City
(M 0. Gate City Press.
Fifty thousand dollars have been
subsecribed to the Baptist University
of Texas, which will be located at
Georgetown.—VYaris, (Texas.) Peoples
A colored salvation army has been
organized in Charlotte, S. 0
Flint Walker, the colored catcher
of the Toledo club is ove of the best
players in the North Western league.
Rev. Mr. William Taylor has been
elected Bishop of all of Africa by the
M. E . Church Conference, now in
session in Philadelphia.
Senator Cameron has arrived home
in ample time to set up pins which
will make hard walking for Blane at
the National Convention.
Cush K. Davis, ex Govenor of
Minnesota, who is expected to present
Mr. Blaine's name at Chicago, is said
to be one of the finest orators of the
At the colored Baptist convention
in Alexandia, Va., Ilon. Armestead
Green was elected third Vice Presi
dent and Henry Williams, Jr., statis
tical secretary. .
Robert Shaw Wilkinson will enter
West Point from South Carolina in
June. e is the appointee of the
late Congressman Mackey.
Jacksonville, Fla., bas 10,000 col
ored inhabitants—many are in busi
ness and doing well.
Alderman Simpson has been kept
quite busy during the last two weeks.
On Friday evening the Alderman
uhited a fair one and her companion
in wedlock, and tied tighter the
bonds in a case of desertion and main
tenance, and the husband and wife
under the pereuasive pleas of the
Major allowed sweet winged pesce to
exist between them, and departed as
happy as ever. A case of assault and
battery was amicably settled, while a
civil suit between Robert Stewart
and Conrad Shindler was awarded to
the plaintiff.
Base Ball—-New Men and Better
Fally 400 people witnessed the
game between the Harrisburgs and
Wilmingtons, on Thursday and 8
good game did they see. Among
the Wilmington players are several
who were here last year and in whom
the larrisburg base ball lovers looked
upon with more or less pride. They
came here to win and the home team
were just as determined they should
not win. The batting on both sides
was very heavy and assisted by
cumerous errors, the score was run
unusually high, notwithstanding this
fact the game delighted the audience
acd at stages of the game, the crowd
whooped themselves hoarse. Heinz
man got in his work for a home run
and if the ball hadn’t stopped it would
have gone over the fence, which is a
long hit on the Third street grounds.
llatfield and Daily each slugged for
three bases, which considerably sur
prised the Wilmingtons, putting
Burns out of humor. The club seems
much improved by the recent access
ion of new players and the only thing
they need do now to draw crowds is
to play ball. The following is the
Daily, rf BBR 'S p % D'
Lufberry, sa B ol kel el
Farrell, 2b oD 3 ‘8 .0 'R 4
Recclus, If »- e D.. 8 8B
Heinzman, p BB S N DN
Bell, 3b a 1 I'% '8 8
Barth, 1b pom 2. 8% 98 %9 R
Hatfield, ef oA e S
Briel, ¢ xR ®e AR
Total 41 12 23 2B 2 11 9
Burns, ss PR3- B PN
Lynch, If B R
CQasey, D. cf b B 2 82 B 8 D
Say, 8b 5 b 85 3B &
RBastian, 2b % 0 S 8 - 8 9
MeClosky, ¢ p.n S 9 7.3 B
Cusick, rt . xR
Snyder, 1b B: R 4 3 N 9 1
QOasey, ban, p e 7
Total 2 1) 13 82 v I 1=
Harrisburg, g 9 00 3 070 2-12
Wilmingten B Wmo ¥ & =Y
The Monumentals, of Baltimore,
disbanded Tuesday.
Johnson, the pitcher of the colored
club of this city, is a good player and
uses much head work in pitehing.
The Harrisburgs have vowed that
they will begin to play ball.
The game yesterday was stopped
by the rain. The same clubs play
this afternoon.
A Noisey Game of Ball Between
Carlisle and Harrisburg.
On Tuesday the Olympic Club, of
Carlisle played a game with the
Harrisburgs and were defeated after
a long noisey disinteresting game.
For the first few ionings the larris
burgs played an almost faultlesa game
and at the beginning of the fourth
inning the score stood 10 to oin their
favor, this lead they allowed to be
overcome by costly errors made by
he out field and from Johnson not
having proper support behind the bat.
Johunson pitches a good ball, uses
hesd work and is hard to hit when
properly supported. Porter who
caught for the Ilarrisburgs being
entirely too light for the work. The
Carlisle club countained quite a num
ber of amateur acrobats or rather bats
who knew little about acrobatics and
they furniched amusement for the
two or three hundred spectators dur
ing the game. Jefferson the 2d
baseman attracted attention by trying
the remarkable feat of trying to get
his large feet in the air by standing
on his head, the first few innings he
played with his shoes off and per
formed other antics becoming to a
monkey to the amusement of the
small boy and the disgnst of -the
spectators. Every close decision of
‘the umpire, brought the whole field
in and a search of the rules was
‘demanded to sustain the decision. On
one occasion a bucket of water was
carried on the field, when the game
was suspended and everybody took a
drink. There was very few brilliant
plays, the most conspicuous being a
difticult one hand catch of a fly by
Barton, left fielder of the Harrisburgs.
The batting of hoth sides was heavy
and the talking and shonting im
mense. With some one to discipline
them the Harrisburg Olympics would
play a good game, but there seemed
to.be no captain or manager whom
they obeyed. The following is the
score :
Olympic of Carlisle.
Names. i g
Robert Jordan, catcker, 1 2
Henr{uhloore. pitcher, 0 0
Bud Moore, short stop, 1 1
Samuel Lane, Ist base, 3 0
Thomas Jefferson, 2d base, 2 1
David Lane, 3d base, 4 2
Smith, lett field, 2 1
Bell, center field ¢ 2 2
Benjamin Moere, right fiela 1 3
Total, 16 12
Olympies of Harrisburg.,
Wiiliam Barton, left field, 3 1
Harry Fiatz, 2d base, 3 2
Theodore Fry, right tield. 3 0
Edward Cunningham, 3d base, 3 0
James Philllps, short stop, 3 1
William Long, Ist base, 1 1
Harry Porter, center field, 2 1
Nathan Cooper, catcher, J 1
William Johnson, pitcher, 2 0
Total, 20 7
Runs by innings.
Carlisle, 000407302186
Harrisburg, 01924310 x~2O
Home runs, Barton 2.
CuaMeErsBURG, May 22.
Delightful weather, with straw
hats and lighter clothing in great de
mand. The laughter of our pretty
maidens and the dulcet strains of the
gpring robin, otherwise known as the
hand organ, blend in harmonious
unison, thus heralding to us that
summer has come indeed.
Our town promises to be quite gay
this summer. There will be quite a
number of excursions visit our city
from Baltimore, Harrisburg and other
places, and it is the earnest wish of
yours truly, that all may enjoy the
relaxation from the cares of business
in a manner befiting the occasion.
On June 9th the Baptist Sabbath
school of Baltimore will give a grand
excursion to our city under the man
agement of Rev. Lucien B. Johnson.
The well known caterers, E. B. Reid
and Wilson Chapman, will cater to
the wants of the excursionists. Re
pository Ilall has been leased for the
occasion, and a grand time may be
anticipated; the ticket agents are J.
H. Reid and William Hopkins. The
excursion wili be accompanied by
Prof. Frank Johnson’s celebrated
James Taylor, formerly of our city,
but at present a resident of Washing
ton, D. C., is paying a short visit to
his old home.
Miss Florence Wilson, died May
14th, aged 13 years, her remains were
taken to Middleway, Jefferson Co.,
W. Va, and intered in the family
burying ground.
The following gentlemen were
elected trustees of St. James church
for the ensuing year: George Wil
liams, Richard Downy, Frederick
Tall, Jessie Quigsby, Wm. Pinns,
Peter Jeems and Moses Wells. Dr.
Thompson is ehairman and Richard
Downy secretary of the Board. Dr.
Thompson is in Baltimore visiting
the general conference. The reverend
gentleman will on next Sunday even
ing preach his farewell sermon to his
congregation, everybody is invited,
geats free.
Messrs. White, Wolf & Harter
have opened their segar and notion
store. The room has been nicely
papered and presents quite a nobby
appearance and though hot yet in
complete working order they have
evely reason to feel quite flattered
by the interest already shown in their
enterprise, and have no reason to
complain of the generous support al
ready given them. And if feir deal
ings, attention to business and polite
ness are the elements of success their
patrons shall not find them wanting
in these essentials.
The examinations in our public
schools has taken place, the classes
for transfer have come out of the in
tellectual conflict with flying colors.
Miss Eyster transfers 17; Miss Jar
rett 23, and Mr. M'Elwain sends one
to the high school. The era of im
provement has overtaken wvs in its
{ury, let the good work go on.
Mr. Moses Jackson has improved
his residence by adding a coat of
paint and other improvements.
Mr. Henry Smith has completed a
neat and substantial back building,
has papered and otherwise sdorned
his already comfortable residence,
Mr. Smith is one of our most indus
trious and deserving citizens.
Mr. Charles Sly has made masny
usefol and handsome additions to his
Mr. John Napper in addition to
interior improvements has painted
the exterior of his residence.
The residence of Mr. Wm. Bray
has been painted a very handsome
color, the interior is a model of neat
ness and beauty, the walls have been
nicely calcimined and the ceilings
painted in beautiful designs.
To me Mr. editor these marks of
improvement are one of the best evi
dences of the elevation of our people
to the appreciation of the beautiful
home. Sweet word in the vocabu
lary of our Language. Let us indeed
make it sweet, sweet home, by ad
ding to it whatever of beauty that
will add to the pleasure and happi
ness of its ihmates and if we would
be perfectly happy. ILet us all, if
not regularly at least
A. M. E. General Conference.
Bavrivore, May 22.—Bishop A.
W. Wayman presided to-day at the
African Methodist Episcopal General
Conference. The Rev. Dr. J. H. A.
Johnson read the report of the Com
mittee on the Revision of the Discip”
line, the consideration of which occu
pied the entire morning. It was de
cided that the General Conference
should meet on the first Monday of
May quadrennially.
Wirker-Bagrre, May 22.
Sickness is prevalent.
A welcome messenger—Tue State
A notable lady in the person of
Mrs. Mary Mann, formerly of this
city, and now of Elmira, N. Y., who
has been visiting briefly her relatives
and friende here, after several years’
absence, will retarn home to-morrow
Prayer meeting was held in the
Church of the Covenant on Sanday
evening Jast. Much interest was
Mrs. S. Sydnor, of Philadelphia, is
visiting her sister, Mre. Wm. Bar
rows, in this place.
Rev. D. L. Washington, pastor of
the A. M. K. Zion Charch, bas ecol
lected $160.00 thus far ¢ the con
struction of their new church.
Look out for a surprise in social
circles. Cupids darts have again
struck some one. (Guess who.
Quarterly services were held in the
A. M, E. Ziou Church, Northampton
street, on Sunday at 3P. M. Rev.
Mr. Seaman, of Pittston, preached
from the text as recorded in Isaiah,
4th chapter and Ist verse, based upon
the words, “And in that day seven
women shall take hold of one man,
saying we will eat our own bread and
wear our own apparel, only let us be
called by thy name to take away our
P. B. Scott who bas been employed
at the restaurant of J. R. Kennedy
for some time, took his departure
last Monday for Philadelphia.
Miss M. Ellen Taylor, of whom we
mentioned in our last commanication
as being ill, is we are gratified to
state, convalcscing.
We noticed in the Williamsport
items of last week that Moses Butlers
of that city, has recently enlisted
uuder the banner of hymen. Mr. B.
is well and favorably known to many
residents here, who wish him success
in his new departura.
Bennett Powell, who recently
moved to this city from Ilamilton
Canada, has purchased a lot and is
erecting a fine domicile thereon. Mr,
P. is a plasterer by trade, an upright
energetic man, and his endeavor to
gecure for himself and family a home,
is an example in which more of our
people should be engaged.
The writer who had one of his eyes
seriously injured while working at the
shop of the Dickson manufacturing
company, in this c.ty, on March Gth,
had an operation performed thereon
on the 15tk inst. The eye bids fair
for recovery.
The Committee of One Hundred,
composing our laymen and clergy
men, are making matters interesting
for those who persist in dealing out
the exhilarating beverage on Sundays.
This organization is made up of men
of will and energy, and not of any
particular race, sect or creed, and
although young, we believe has been
instrumental in much good. Labor
is the only means of success, and
while the committee is earnestly bat
tling for the right, let those who
would see the ruin rum brings to
their door turn with utter abhorrence
to the cup that depraves, and liberally
aid in eradicating this evil, is oar sin
cere wish.
Mrs. Amelia Talburt, who has been
epending a brief time among relatives
and friends here, will return home to
morrow (F'riday) at Shamokin, I’a.
A meeting was held in the A. M.
E. Bethel Church last Monday even
ing to further the interest of the Fif.
teenth Amendment celebration here
on the 18th proximo. Quite a large
number were present. The Finance
Committee made a favorable report.
The Committee on Arrangements will
spare no pains to secure accommoda
tions for visitors and make the affair
throughout a pleasant one.
Ellsworth Downey went to Phila
delphia last Monday. He also in
tends to ‘“ake in” Treoton, N, J.,
ere he returns home.
Miss Josie Prime has gone to
Steoersville to sojourn briefly among
friends there.
Isaac Steveson has taken up his
abode at Pittston.
The Young Men’s Drum Corps were
out the other evening “tuning up”
for the “good time coming.”
William Cowans, who has been se
riously afilicted with his eyes, had
them operated upon recently, and
hopes are being entertained of his
eyesight being restored. Mr. C. had
amassed quite a handsome property
several years ago and lost it, we un
derstand, throngh the Building Asso
ciation. But his misfortune does not
seem to leesen his ardor to ‘ry, try
We understand that Jobn Ferman
contemplates, ere long, to “set out”
for the Fmpire State and there to
Mrs. Thomas Winder and mother
have gone on a visit to the j“Quaker
Days like this Wiikes Barre is as
sweect scented as any summer resort.
At the A. M. E. Zion Churech, on
Sunday evening last, Rev. D. L
Washington, pastor, delivered an elo
quent address from the text, “They
Fought from Heaven the Stars in
Their Courses; Fought Against Sis
era.”—Judges v, 20. Daring the
course of his remarks he said : In the
hours of distress and adversity God
is always with the children of men
and ever ready to administer to their
wants. That he so loves us as to send
his angels to fight tor ue. Thus if
we would be true Christians we must
put our whole trust in God.”
Preston B. Little, soit of Thomas
H. Irving, is quite ill of a throat
Mrs. Ella Irving is slowly improv
ing from an attack of Malaris,
Mrs. Jennie Brunson is stricken
down with the Malaria.
Fannie, youngest daughter of Wm.
Howard is iil.
Mrs. Mary Brown is quite sick.
Washington Downey, formerly of
this place, and now of New York.
was in this city last week.
Our people are as “busy as bees,”’
at their various vocations. Notwith
standing this they spare time to per
use the State Journar, and ailude to
it as “the best publication in the in
terest of our race in the Keystone
State.” The sale of this paper attests
this fact. Merit will win.
GoLp I’EN.
WasniNaToN, May 22.—1 n the U. S.
Senate yesterday the chair appointed
Messrs. Sherman, Morrill, Allison, Bay
ard and Lamar as members on the part of
the Senate Yo supervise the ceremonies of
the dedication of the Washington monu
ment. The chair presented a resolution,
offered on Tuesday by Mr. Slater, re
questing the President to inform the Sen
ate “‘by what authority commissioners
had been appointed to examine and re
port upon sections of the Northern Pacific
railroad constructed after the lapse of the
term within which, under the law, the
said road was required to be com
pleted.”” Mr. Allison moved that the
resolution be referred to the Judiciary
Committee, wbich was agreed to—yeas,
27, nays, 23. Bills were passed author
izing the erection of public buildings as
follows : One at Jacksonville, Florida,
to cost 8175,000; one at Vicksburg, Mis
sissippi, $100,000; one at Chattanooga,
$100,000; one at Opelousa, Louisiana,
$50,000; one at Troy, New York, $175,-
000; one at Portland, Oregon, $250,000;
one at Sacramento, California, $100,000;
one at Asheville, North Carolina, $lOO,-
000; one at Saratoga Springs, New York,
§100,000; one at Dayton, Ohio, $150,000,
and one at Springfield, Ohio, $lOO,OOO.
Adjourned. =
y: House,
In the House, the consideration of the
English-Peclle contested case from In
dlana was resumed. After considerable
discussion, Mr. Hart, of Ohio, offered, as
a substitute for the majority reslution,
the resolution of the minority confirming
the right of Mr. Peclle to the seat. The
substitute was agreed to—l2l to 117. The
following Democrats voted with the Re
publicans in the affirmative : Messrs.
Aiken, Beach, Boyle, Budd, Connolly,
Daragan, Findiay, Greenleai Har
deman, Herbert lewett of Ala
bama, Hunt, Zones of Wisconsin, Lane,
Mills, Morgan, Neese, Peel of Arkansas,
Potter, Stevens, Sumner of California,
Thockmnorton, Tillman, Turner ot Geor
gia, Woodward, Worthington and Yaple.
Mr. Springer, of Ohio, at once moved a
reconsideration, and Mr. Hart, of Ohio,
moved to lay that motion on the table.
Pending this Mr. Converse moved to
adjourn, and the motion was carried by
a vote of 119 to 118.
Boys and Girls Who Will Receive Di
plomas this Year,
The graduating classes of the high
schools this spring are about the same in
numbers as those of last year. There
was one more in the giris’ class last year
and two less in the boys’. There are
three colored graduates—two girls and
one boy. The class this year numbers 35
—25 girls and 10 boys, as follows :
Wm. B. Crownshield, 1608 Sixth
street; Jacob S. Fesler, 1422 Sixth street;
W. Domer Harris, 206 North Second
street; W. S. Johnson, 428 East
South street; S. Alter Kennedy, 511
Hamilton street; Wallace M’Camant,
301 Forster street; Harry W, Miller, 623
Calder street: Edwin A. Neiss, 117
Dock street; Wm. F. Thompson, 1304
Derry street; George A. Tippett, 707
South Front street; Charles C. White
man, 209 Hammond street.
Katie Booser, 28 Thirteenth street;
Leila Bowers, 925 Ridge avenue; Maggie
E. Carpenter, 114 Dock street; Annie
Cooper, 1706 East Walnut street; Nora
E. Early, Sixth and Kelker; Mattie E.
Ensminger, 220 Muiberry street; Viola
Fritchey, 338 South Second street; Annie
Harvie, 210 Herr street;Sadie Hepford, 1206
Cowden street; Annie M. Kennedy, 1411
North Third street; Josephene Koser,
1106 Montgomery street; M. Katie M’-
Niff, 1728 Sevenih street; Katie Miller,
1207 North Third street; Annie Reese,
1392 North Third street; M. Josie Reese,
1326 North Third street; Emma F. Rupp,
11 North Fourth street; Mary B. Ruther
ford, 1013 Two-and-a-Half street;
Kate Robinson, 118 Cowden street,
Mary B. Sites, 625 Boas street;
Emma M. Sites, 625 DBoas street.
Alice M. Spiese, 1324 Penn street; Liz
zie Tittle, 1001 Cowden street; Nellie
Vaughn, 142 South Second street; Bertie
Vaughn, 142 South Second ; Alberta
Zimmerman, 1537 Paxton street.
New York, May 23.—1 t is reported
to day that the Thomas iron company
has withdrawn its transportation business
from the Lackawanna road and given it
to the Lehigh Valley. The business
amounts to about $400,000.
Two frigates, two cruisers, and two
fiunboats will soon be launched from the
ussian dock-yards,
Pittsburg Correspondent.
: Prrrseurc, May 23.
At the called meeting of colored
citizens, held at the Franklin Street
School house for the purpose of elect
ing a delegate to the National Con
vention, to be held at Richmond, Va.,
the Rev. T. J. Smith was elected
President, Barks, orator, and Ajax
appeared as the great objector to the
proposal that a delegate be elected.
Ajax Jones objected. This caused a
heated discussion, in which Jones,
Barks, Massey, T. J. Smith, William
Smith and otbers participated. It
was finally laid upon the table, and a
resolution declaring that a county
convention should bs held to advance
the interests of the colored people.
After accnsing Massey of being an
old fogy and trying to rale him out,
the meeting adjourned.
The youngest child of Mrs. Hill
widow of the late Jacob Hill, was
buried from the residence of its
mother, Clark street, on Suanday
morning. Mrs. Taylor, nee Moles,
has alsoo lost an infant member of ber
family during the past week.
The various conventions which
took place May 21st were very har
monioug, and resulted in the nomina
tion of the candidates ot the Regu
lars. The ticket is, for Congeess
Gen. Jas. 8. Negley; Sheriff, Colonel
Grey; Controlier, Speer, present in
cumbent; Register, Hoerr; Assistant
District Attorney, John Petty; Treas
urer, A. E McCandless; Recorder,
Willam Graham; Legislature, fiom
Second Distriet, R. M. Snodgrass and
McWhinney. One thing that was
noticeabla was the presence of colored
delegates in the Sheriff’s convention,
Treasurer's, Assistant District Attor
ney's and Register's. Judga Haw
kins was renominated for Judge of
the Orphans’ Court.
Mrs, Jesephine lall, nee Hatchin
son, wife of our esteemed f{riend
Richard Hall, died suddenly last week
at Roup's station, Pennsylvania Rail
road, leaving a family of flve small
children. Mrs. tall was one of our
most estimable ladies, whom none
knew her but to love her, and none
spoke of her but to praise her. Her
death has left.a void in our circle
which cannot be filled, May God
temper the wind to the shorn lambs.
The anniversary of the Colored
Orphans’ Home took place on Thurs
day, May 22d, and was a very enjoy
able affair. The Matron, Miss Ma
tilda Ware, and the ladies who have
charge of the llome, deserve great
credit for the successful manner in
which they have managed the affairs
of the Home.
Mr. A. H. Jackson, of this city, and
Miss Georgiana P'urdy, of Myersdale,
Md, were usited in the holy bands
of wedlock on Tuesday evening, May
21st. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. William Wilson, Rector
of St. Cyprian Episcopal Mission.
May their path in hfe be pleasant.
Burns has said—
“ That the best laid plans of men and mice
Aft gang aglee.”
and friend Bissell now thinks thatl
Bobby was right, for the cards are
out for the marriage of Jas. I. Bis
sel and Miss Ida Davis, two of the
uppertendom in colored ciroles. The
date fixed for the union of hearts and
hands was Wednesday evening, May
99. but alas! for the fond anticipa.
tions of palpitating hearts and the
consummations so devoutly to be
wished for by the gallant James and
the charming Ida has been consigned
toa more extended future. James
had already formed one of a matri
monial team, and some iime ago
sought theaid of the law as a panacea
for his matrimonial illa. A decree of
divorce was granted him but lacks
the ‘‘per curium”’ aflix. Mrs. Bissell,
that was and is, yet is not, has turned
up serenely and swears by all the gods
and little fishes that ever subsisted in
France, Wales or Cape Cod, that if
James took Ida to wife there would
be a spring evening picnic that wounld
cuse somebody’s hair to grow loose
as well as endanger the liberty of
Jsmes. Therefore James and Ida
have reluctantly concluded to forego
the happy event until such time as it
shall become wholly lawfal for, them
to receive the pastor’s benedictlon,
and the wedding baked meats were
pot eaten by the wedding guaests. Mr.
Bissell desired those invited to under
stand that owing to circumstances
over which he had no control pre.
vented him and Miss Davis from be
ing at home on that occasion, but
cards of invitation will retain their
value and be accepted at the door
when the legal obstacle is wholly re
moved. ;
Mr. Ward. of the firm of Grant &
Ward, languishes in the Toombs of
New York. The way of the trans
gressor is hard. :
NO. 7.
Brief Synopsis of the Week's Pro
New York, Thursday, May 22.
Monday’s session was presided over
by Bishop S. T. Jones, D. D. The
Bishop epened the conference, assisted
by Revs. 8. E. Jackson and F. E.
The journal of the previous session
was read aud approved.
The Devotional Committee sub
mitted their report.
The Committee on Districts re
ported, which, following a lengthy
discassion, was approved.
The mea-are z;séigns the Bishops
to their district for two years, and
then to rotate.
The Committee on Revision re
ported progress, and general meas
ures amending the discipline were
The Auditing Committee reported
on the claims of Bishop W. H. Hil
lery, which report was recommitted
tor correction.
The conterence voted to hold its
next session in May, 1888, at Wil
mingtoun, N. C.
A sertes of resolutions authorizing
the institution of literary societies,
were agieed to.
The resolution that the minutes
and disciplines be printed at the ex
pense of the appropriation made to
the Book Concern was passed.
Rev. Lornthes, of the Protestant
M. E. Chareh, was introduced and
made some remarks.
The Ladies Home and Foreign
Missionary submitted their report,
which showed the amount collected
to be $486.62. All the officers of the
society were jre-elected.
Rev. J. 11. Anderson presented a
resolution looking to the election of
two more bishops, which was made
the special erder for Tuesday morn
ing. The discassion of this questlon
occupied the entire day on Tuesday.
and finally resulted in the determina-
tion of the general conference to elect
no more bishops.
Wednesday and Thursday wus oc
cupied by receiving reports of the
various committees.
Magic Scale.
Which is not a cheat or model,bat
a equare of inches. By it you can
cut cleaks, circulars, sacques, over
skirts, polonaise, princes dress, Dol
mans, all styles of childrens suits,
gents shirts and to fit perfectly with
out trying on, or changing anywhere.
You can cat for the largest lady
or the smallest infant any style the
fashion may suggest. Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Piper, No. 10 N. Market
Square, lla.nrisbu_rg, Pa.
DovrLeEsTowN, Pa., May 23.—Ex-At
torney General Lear died this morning.
[George Lear, who was about sixty
years old, was an able lJawyer and a man
of much force of character and geniality,
and was well known in legal and politi
cal circles throughout the State.
Ile was appointed Attorney General of
Pennsylvania on December 7th, 1875,
and rendered the State valuable service
in that office. He was a man of strong
convictions, and took a leading part in
the politics of his county and State. He
was in failing health for some months
past, and his death was not unexpected.
Loxpoxn, May, 23.—The Duke of Marl
borough has made an offer to the director
©f the National Gallery of eleven of the
best pictures in the collection at Blen
heim Palace for 36,750 pounds, about
$lBO,OOO. The Duke has applied
to the Court of Chancery for flpex'misxaion
to sell his pictures, and this offer is made
subject to his gaining that. The Treasury
has declined to recommend the purchase.
The T¥mes admits that the sum demanded
is high, but hopes that the calamity of
the pictures being lost to the National
Gallery may be averted.
WasHiNGTON, May, 23.—The return
of Senator Cameron to this city is looked
forward to with much interest by more
than one anxious statesman. 'fl{e pre
vailing conundrum in political circles is,
who is the Senator-for? Considerable
logic of the posteriori variety has already
been expended on this subject.
BAvTiMORE, May 23.—Martha Gorgon,
the colored waitress shot at the breakfast
table on May 2d, by Irena Newman, an
other colored waitress, died this morning.
The shooting was prompted by jealousy.
NorroLk, Va., May 23.—Fu1l returns
show that Lamb, Republican, was re
elected mayor. The rest of the Republi
can ticket was elected except councils,
which are largely Democratic.
LoxpoxN, May 23.—At the end of the
first innings of the match between the
Marylebone cricket club and the Austra-
Jiah team the score was 481 points for the
former to 181 for the latter.
OsmauA, Neb., May 23.—The council
of the Nebraska diocese of the Episcopal
Church has elected Rev. Dr. Worthing
ton, of Detroit, Bishop of Nebraska in
place of Bishop Clarkson, deceased.
New Yorx, May 23.—The business
failures for the past seven days number
212 for the United States and 20 for Can
ada, a total of 232 as compared with 209
last week.

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