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Notes 16 Cobtribiitorg,
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Correspondents will make their letters short,
pointed and newsy, as long letters crowd others
Correspondence soliclted and agents wanted
throughout the country. Samg)le copies sent
free. Supscription terms invariably in advance.
Liberal inducements offered to agents, Address
Harrisburg, Pa.
ComPANY has been removed to the cormer of
South street and Tanners’ avenue, where all
business will be transacted. Send in your Job
Printing aud subseriptions.
Every family in the city should
read the JoarNAL.
Interesting Items Gleaned by
Journal Reporters.
Pay day at Steelton.
The strawberry season is over.
The longest day of the year.
Bash meeting on the island to
The mayors office has been very
dull this week. m
Charles Barns passed through the
burg enroute for New York.
College commencements, boatraces
and horse races are having their day.
The roller skating rink, in Chest
nut street, is approaching completion.
If you wish to sleep peacefully
these nights, make your bed on the
roof. i
Have the Jourxar sent to your ad
dress, 40 cents for three monthe,
postage paid.
Rev. Keys and Mr. Jones of Mar
tingburg‘ Va., were in the city a
few days.
Rev. M. 11. Ross of Chambersburg
passed through the city enroute to
The Bent cornet band of Steelton
furnished music for the emancipati;)n
celebration at Wilkes B:rre.
" Mrs. Elizabeth Cole, left for At
lantic City where she will reside
during the summer.
Mr. Charles Howard of Bolton's
Hotel spent a few days at Gettys
burg on the famous battle ground.
Newmyers band have been dis
coursing sweet strains of music at the
Citizen engine house during the
Twenty-seven of our young men
headed by Gen. Charles Johuson left
on Tuoesday morning for Crescent
Professor William IHoward Day
delivered a very interesting address
at the Wilkes-Barre Fifteenth amend.
ment celebration.
We were informed that our old
friend Billy Stewart ate cighteen
bard boiled eggs at Aitoona, and yet
he’s not happy.
John Davis, son of IHannibal
Davis an incorrigable youth has been
sent to the House of Correctiou by
the request of his father.
Katie Robinson and Annie Cooper
will be the only two colored girls
among the sweet girl graduates of
the high school next week.
Miss Katie Robinson, Annie
Cooper, W. H. Marshall and W.
Johnson successfully passed examin
ation as applicants for teachers.
* Lieut. Edward Wilkinson formerly
of this city but at present of Phila~
delphia spent several days in the city
visiting friends.
If you are going to leave the city
for the summer you should bave the
JournaL sent to your address, 40
cents will do this and give you all
the news.
The fire department of this city,
through the attention given them by
the present Councils, are in a better
condition than they have ever been
in the history of the city.
The new Odd Fellows organiza
tion, under the direction of Alder
man Simpson, is progressing. Honors
will be liberally distributed if there
is enough to go around.
Miss Tiliie Stewart was elected by
the Zion Workers as missionary. of
organization; Prof. M. 11. Layton
corresponding secretary and Mr.
Samuel Hall president.
Twenty seven young men went to
Cresson Springs Monday to attend
to the wauts of the State Editorial ex
cursionists, fifteen of them will re
main during the season and the rest
will return.
Mrs. Harriet Thomas and daugh
ter, Miss Hattie, former residents of
Harrisbarg, but now residing at
Jamestown, N. Y., are in the city
and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Dennee. .
Mr. Samuel Hall entertained the
Zion Workers at his residence Tues
day evening. The affair was a pleas
ant cne and greatly enjoyed by those
who participated.
Messrs. Elder and Tash one of the
largest retail dealers in gents furnish
ing goods and clothing have been
embarrassed in business, judgments
have been entered up against them
amounting to several thousand dol-
Jochabed Lodge Anniversary Cele
bration—Those who Visited
Our Town and Those
who Have Left.
ReApixg, June 19.
The members of Jochabed Lodge,
No. 1306, G. U. O. of O. F,, cele
brated their 39th anniversary on last
Thursday afternoor and evening, at
Lauer's (late improved) Park. It
was an event that will be long re
membered by the members of the
Order and the people of thiscity. At
2 P. M. the large assembly present
were called to order under the large
pavilion, by P. N. F. W. H. Still,
who extended a hearty welcome to
the visiting members of the Order
and its many friends, after which
Brother J. W. Norris, pastor of
Bethel A. M. E. Church, of this city,
delivered a most interesting, instruc
tive and eloquent address on the ad
vantages, benefits, and the responsi
bilities on this, one of the grandest
institutions in the world. At the
conclusion ot his remarks he was vo
ciferously applauded and called upon
to “go on.” Then followed the sing
ing of the Odd Fellows’ ode by the
members of H. of R. and the mem
bers of the Order, accompanied by
music by the Ringgold Band. The
effect was grand, and was one of the
features of the oceasion that will long
be remembered. At night the park
was brilliantly illuminated, and there
was at least a thousand people on the
grounds. At 7 P. M. about twenty
members of the Lodge, headed by the
sons of veterans drum corps, had a
sidewalk parade from the Lodge room
to the park, after which the dancing
commenced, and continued until 11
o'clock. Everybody enjoyed them
selves, "and went home well
pleased with the entertainment. The
committee in charge was, W. H.
Still, chairman; H. C. Nelson, secre
tary; G. W. Yancy, treasurer.
L. D. Bailey, Joseph Walker, Mr.
and Mrs. Sol. A. Fry, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. W. Welsh, Mrs. DeCourlander,
Mrs. Cornelius Wheeler, Miss Theresa
DeCourlander, all of Bethlehem, Pa.,
were in our city on last Thursday to
attend the picnic and summer nights
Miss Ella Welsh, of Catzsaqua,
was in Reading last Thursday, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. David Gibson.
R. T. Bull, Marshall Locket, Wm.
Merriman, of Pottstown, Pa., visited
our city last week.
John Wallige, of Reamstown, Pa,,
paid Beading a visit last week.
Miss Tillie Stratton has gone to
Doylestown, I'a,, to spend the sum
On last Tuesday Rev. W. R, Tem
pleton, moderator of the Lehigh Pres
bytery, left for Tamaqua to preside at
a meeting of that body.
Qil City
Om. Ciry, June 18.—Some of our
colored citizens held a meeting on
Monday evening, to make arrange
ments towards celebrating the first of
August. After a little preliminary
business, they adjourned till Tuesday
evening, the 17th, at which time they
affected a organization and elected
their president, vice president, treas
urer and secretaries.
The weather was quite warm the
last few days.
1. J. Mann and family are prepar
ing to move to Kansas.
Quarterly meeting here next Sun
Miss Fannie Mann is still visiting
friends and relatives at Allegheny
City. L J. M.
Off for Wilkes-Barre.
On Tnesday severel Harrisburgers
and the Steelton band departed for
Wilkes-Barre to participate in the
Fifteenth amendment celebration,
which took place there on Wednes
day. Among those who went were
Professor William Howard Day,
who was the orator of the occasion,
J. H. Early, Rev. Lawrence Miller,
J. T. Cumpton and wife, Mrs.
Richard Shaw and others. A num
ber of persons would have attended
had arrangements been made for a
special excursion.
The tree box qnartette, of Harris
burg, when en route to Cresson
Springs, stopped off at Altoona and
made a grand rush for the breakfast
room, and while there fought so hard
that everything looked chilly when
they retired.
The ferry boat which playsbetween
Independence island and this city
slipped its cable the other night when
a picnic party was retarning from the
island and caused a great deal of ex
citement on board. The parlty was
carried to shore in row boats.
The Baptist Sunday-school teach
ers held a concert in their chapel on
Elevnth street Friday and Saturday
evenings, both entertainments being
witnessed by a large audience. The
programme consisted of singing,reci
tations and dialogues. This was one
of the finest entertainments ever given
by the Sunday-school.
Persons and Their Doings About
Town—A Blaine and Logan
Club Organized for the
WirLiasseort, June 19.
Join the Blaine club.
Josh Jones and family are spend
ing a few days on a western trip.
Charley Walker who has been re
siding in the city for the past five
months, left for Pittsburg last Mon
Rev. J. M. Palmer and Hutcheson
Johnston, the delegates to the Sunday
gchool convention, which was held at
Wilkes Barre last week, returned
home on Saturday evening, with a
good report of the convention.
Cyrus Woodson, of ;River avenue,
has in his possession a fine port-folio
with three mirrors attached. It is
the finest and ouly one of its kind
ever seen in this city. Mr. Woodson
would be pleased to show it to any
one who would desire to see it.
Charley O’Brian and Joshna White
are repairing their houses on River
anenue. They will both present a
fine appearance when completed.
Pay your subseriptions to the Jour-
Your correspondent overheard a
young man remark to his best girl at
the lawn festival on Monday night,
as he hitched up close to her side, in
a egort of a moonlight tone, do you
believe in cremation? Yes, she re
marked, as one of the committee
ladies passed, I do believe in ice
A number of political aspirants
gathered themselves together last
Monday night and organized a Blaine
and Logan club. After a few of the
political tricksters devoured two
hours of time, the body was ready to
commence organizing. The follow
ing officers were elected :
President—Thomas Hardy.
Vice President—John Barker.
Secretary—Charles Hughes.
Recording and Corresponding Scc
retary—John Hagan.
Treasurer—Charles Anderson.
After the oflicers were installed in
their respective positions, a few
speeches were niade by S. Collins, .
Gilehrist, and others. The meeting
adjourned to meet on Monday even
ing, June 23d.
A full report of the lawn festival
next week.
Communion services were held at
the Shiloh Baptist Chureb, on Wal
nut street, last Sunday. Rev. Pigues,
a student of Lewisburg University,
preached in the evening a well pre
pared sermon He selected for his
text the following: “ Baut it is writ
ten, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither bave entered into the hearts
of man the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.”
John W. Hagan has just completed
and jturned over to the stockholders
the new base ball grounds for the
epening season on last Thursday. Mr.
Hagan built the sixteen hundred feet
of fence eight fect high, and all the
buildings that constitute a first class
ball ground, the gentleman did well,
and completed his work with great
satisfaction to both the club and the
stockholders. Mr. Hagan in a few
days will start another big contract
for other parties.
Lives of some men oft’ remind us
We should not make our lives a blanik,
For departing, leave behind us
Not a dollar in the bank.
H.w, O
Messrs. C. Taylor, W. R. Dorsey,
Wm. Price, R. Smith and J. P.
Scott formed a coterie of happy fish—
ermen yestereay afternoon, the river
is minus several minnies and the fish
ermen each returned home with the
average anglers luck.
Mr. Kemble Denies That He Ever Gave
the Candidate Money.
Philadelphia Record.
For some time a story has been in cir
culation to the effect thatat Cincinnati, in
1876, while the Pennsylvania delegation
was in caucus, Mr. William H. Kemble
made a statement to the effect that he
had paid James G. Blaine $7,500 to give
a decision favorable to a bill in which he
(Mr. Kemble) was interested. It was
also said that Mr. Kemble exhibited the
checks as proof of his assertion, and re
fused under any circumstances to vote
for Blaine as a candidate. * * * ¥
“The story is pure newspaper fabrica
tion,”” said Mr. Kentble last evening. ‘I
never had any dealings with Mr. Blaine,
and was not in Washington or interested
in any measure while he was Speaker of
the House. If I had ever made such a
statemént as is imputed to .me it
would not have slumbered - for
eight years. There were fifty-two
men present at the meeting, and
they would most certainly have given the
matter some publicity. We were in
structed for Hartranft for President, and
endeavored to nominate him, but when
the delegation split a number of us voted
for Hayes and secured his nomination.
The only bill which I was interested in at
Washington was to recover $BOO,OOO of
unpaid war claims. There was no oppo
sition to this in the House. It was in
charge of Thaddeus Stevens, and pushed
by Samuel J. Randall and Markley
Boyer. Ex-Governor Curtin #nd myself
ha({ it in charge in the Senate. There was
no occasion to spend $7,500, or any other
sum, and if a check had been given Mr.
Blaine or any one else Mr. Curtin would
know of it. But there was none. Wkat
could have caused the story to be circu
lated is more than I can te{;. You will
have plenty of them before the campaign
is over,”’
The Jourwar is the only colored
organ in the State.
[ritey, Safurday and Sunday, July 11, 13 and 3
Pastors in Charge:—Revs. H. E. KEYES and B. S. JONES.
: ) Harrisburg, Pa.
Robert Burros, Fleming Clark, L. S. Right, John Farral.
For excursion prices from all points see circulars.
X lE:E -0 O NN
Water Coolers,
Ice Cream Freezers,
oil Stoves,
Express Wagons,
Step Ladders,
Fishing Tackle,
Window Screens.
Wire Cloths, Cutlery, Pocket Knives, ete. Rodgers Bro.’s Plated Ware.
Picture Frames made to order. Come and examine my goods, whether you
purchase or not.
No. 1216 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
Completely Vindicated
An article published in a Sunday
paper based upon information furnish
ed by Mr. David_Slaughter, did
great injustice 1o one of the most
popular and well known young men
in this community. Mr. Slaughter
made a great mistake in this matter
of charging J. P. Scott with dis
honesty and falsehcod. For several
years Scott has been secretary of the
Lincoln cemetery and has by authority
gold and otherwise disposed of lots
as directed by the trustees of Wesley
church. Slaughter selected a lot on
which he claims to have made pay
ment two different times and claims
to hold Scotts receipts for the same,
when asked for the papers, upon de
manding his deed he refused to pre
sent them. Scott claimed that he
had no knowledge of giving eny re
cepts in full but had credited Slaugh
ter on the books with one payment.
Slaughter, after abusiog Scott vilified
him through a Sunday paper. The
trustees held a meeting and found
Scotts books all night, but neither
Scott or the trustees can account for
the manner in which Slaughter came
in possession of the receipts which
have such a close resemblsnce to
Scotts hand writing but it was shown
clearly that Slaughter never paid in
full for the lots and the returns made
by Scott to the treasurer J. B. Popel
were found to be correct in every
respect. Slaughter who has aspired
to the ministry has been deprived of
his license and was called upon to re
tract what he had said about Scott
which was done through last Sun
day’s issue of the Z'elegram but was
pot by any means satisfactorily to
Scottsfriends. Everybody whoknows
the two men are inclined to give
Scott the benefit of all doubts as
Slaughter has been known to indulge
in tricks thet are dark and vain on
former occasions.
Several months before the Republican
Convention met in Chicago in 1880 some
one asked the late Judge Jeremiah Black
who would be the nominee, and he
promptly replied, ‘‘Garfield,”” although
Garfield’s name had not been mentioned
in connection with the Presidency at
that time, and nobody had thoughtof him
for the place. As he had guessed so well
before some one asked the Judge again
who he thought would get the nomination
in 1884. He promptly answerec ‘“‘Blaine,”’
and said the Democratic nominee would
be General Hancock. Thus the first part
of his prophecy has been fulfilled, and
General Hancock is as liable to be nomi
nated again as any one else. Being told
that he would make a good candidate for
President with Hendricks, of Indiana, for
Vice President, the Judge laughed and
said, ‘“Yes. That would be a good ticket.
Tom and Jerry !’ -
Three of the Former Whip Seven of the
Latter—A Bloody Battle.
GaLvesToN, Tex., June 19.—The News’
Dallas special says information has been
received of a recent fight with Indians in
the extreme northwest corner of Texas
ten days ago. D. W. Staples, of Dallas,
W. W. Hartsell and a 2 man named ITicks
started from Palo Pinto county, Texas,
for Washington Territory on horseback.
When about & week out, while near the
northern boundary of the Pan Handle,
the party was surprised by seven hostile
Indians. A fusilade followed, the whites
seeking shelter in the timber. The bat
tle continued several hours. Hicks fell
dead at the first volley. Staples heroi
cally continued firing for an hour with a
mortal wound in the abdomen, but finally
expired. Five Indians were killed, and
the other two, bad]iy wounded, fled, leav
ing Hartsell the sole survivor,
IN Vienna it is said that since the great
financial collapse cleven years ago the
suicide mania was never so acute. The
latest reported are that’of a mine owner
from Leipzig in a hotel; a theatrical man
ager, well known throughout Germany,
at Carlsbad; an engineer, drowned in the
Danube at Vienna; and a private in a reg
iment, engaged in celebrating the seventy
fifth anniversary of the victory of Aspern.
b il
Wesey Toion Sunday b
TICKETS, - - - 60 Cts.
CHILDREN, - - - 30 Cts.
What a Democratie College Mate Thinks of
the Republican Nominee.
The Blooming, 111., Keening Leader
publishes a long interview with Judge
Robert E. Williams, a prominent lawyer
of Illinois, and an old chum of Blaine at
Washington College. ‘‘Blaine was called,’
said Mr. Williams, ‘‘big-hearted, whole
souled Jim Blaine, by his school fellows.
He was strong, and fond of out-door
sports, yet in a certain sense loved seclu
sion and his books best of all. He was
regarded by his college mates as a brilliant
and progressive scholar. He was an ag
gressive fellow, whenever there was any
thing to be accomplished which in his
mind would be productive of good re
sults. From his early college days he
scemed to have only one ambition, and
that was to make his mark as a jouranist.
He was an industrious writer; wrote, per
haps, during the college course, a greater
number and a greater variety of essays
and other articles than any other member
of his class. He used to remark that a
school teacher or an editor could accom
plished more good in the world than any
one else, and he thought after leaving
college that he would surely enter the
Journalistic walks of life.
“I left Washington College in 1845,
and one day, I think it was in 1847, while
walking in the streets of Lexington, Ky.,
I ran across Jim Blaine. lec was at that
time teaching school at Georgetown, Ky.,
and had come with thousands of others
to hear Henry Clay deliver his memor
able speech in that city on a dry goods
box. We sat down and had a long talk,
and he gave me in a brief manner his fa
ture plans. He was married, or was
about to marry a Maine girl, and they
were going, after marriage, from
Georgetown to Philadelphia, where a
position had been offered him in some
educational institute. I lost track of
Blaine after that, until I heard that he
was publishing a newspaper in the city
of Portland, Me. His political history,
which is so well known, is an evidence
of his ambition. Blaine would shine with
the same brilliancy if he had pursued the
journalistic profession as he hasin the po
litical field. I have in my possession
some of his school-boy writings, and I
think they are worthy of publication in
the best of newspapers andp magazines.
“I remember the last time I met Mr.
Blaine. It was in 1848, when Henry
Clay made his great speech at Lexmgton,
Ky. Thirty years passed away, and I
did not meet him again until 1878, when
he was engaged in making speeches in
the West. 1 met him in Chicago, and
after looking at me for a few moments,
he took off my hat, remarking, ‘I can
never forget that voice. It is Bobby Wil
liams, my college chum.””’
Williams is a staunch Democrat and
ran for Attorney General of Illinois on
the Democratic ticket a few years ago.
He is of the opinion that the uomination
of Blaine is a strong one, and at the same
time regards the Republiean nominee as
one of the ablest of American citizens.
In his schoolbo¥ days he was always the
soul of honor. Dishonesty and cowardice
in the path of right he never exhibited.
It was Blaine for the right then, and it is
the same Blaine now.
Cincr¥NATl June 17.—The feat of talk
ing over 1,200 miles of wire connecting
two telephones, with no perceptible loss
of power by induction, has been per
formed here. A telephone was placed in
the operating room of the Baltimore and
Ohio Telefraph company and another
in the cellar. The instruments were
first connected with wires to and from
Chillicothe, nearly 200 miles, when the con
versation was heard very distinctly,
though carried on in a tone indistinguish -
able a few feet from the instrument. A
similar line was then formed to Grafton,
W. Va., 600 miles, with the same result,
and then to Baltimore, 1,200 miles, with
no perceptible difference in the distinct
ness with which the conversation was
heard. There wasabsolutely noapparent
loss by induction. Though fourteen tele
graph wires alongside were in full opera
tion, no sound of an instrumen. could be
heard. The instrument used was the
new Hopkins transmitter, in which the
carbons are in constant vibration during
a conversation, the current being thus
aiternately opened and closed perfectly as
by an ordinary Morse key in telegraphy.
Subseribe for Tue JoURNAL.
DRSS 20003,
Frank J. Hess invites the atten
tion of the ladies to some ;pocial
showings in new dress goods, and
believes there is nowhere to be feund
a collection of good goods in choice
and desirable coloring to equal them.
We name a few :
handsome sand-gray, mode, ton and
steel gray, 42 inches wide, 358 cents.
Regular price, 75.
bracing the new spring colorings, 60
cents a yard.
Suitings, 25 cents a yard. Handsome
shades of brown, gray, mode, green
garnet, tobaceco Brown and drysand
shades. These goods are warranted
to give the highest satisfaction both
as to color and wear.
DeBEGES; 42 inches wide, 50 cents.
Medium and dark gray medium and
light brown mixtures.
faced, 34 inches, new and beautiful
colorings, 25 cents.
SPRING CLOTHS, 54 inches.
Amazon and French tricot cloths,
$l.OO a yard. Embracing new choice
mixtures and solid colorings.
We are showing light weight
spring cloths in mixed colors at 15
cents made to sell at 25.
Special showing in twelve colors
of English Brockatelle 12} cents,
regular price 25 cents.
Frank J. Hess now offers at the
Black Goods Counter the best col
lection of Black Dress Fabries for
Spring and Summer to be found in
the city. It is not too much to say
we have never been as busy in this
special line of goods. We show a
a collection of stuffs not surpassed in
large cities of staple black goods,
and at prices much less for the same
qualities. .
Some nesw things in wash goods
reminds us to call your attention to a
new line of Bates Seersucker Ging
bams in fine hair line stripes,medium
and wide stripes, neat checks,medium
and broad hair line blocks. The ex.
cellent washing qualities of these
goods makes them desirable above
many others.
Remember our announcement last
week of special new and handsome
patterns of Satin Passementries,
Chenelle Fringes and Tailor Made
Battons, covered, ivory, flat and ball
shapes. Also a complete line of
for trimming¢ Garnet Navy, Browns,
Gray, Mode, Sand, Myrtle and many
odd shades, not known in any other
Third and Cumberland Sts.
0. P. GROVE.
We offer our Summer Silks,
We offer our Black Silks,
We offer our Colored Silks,
We offer our Spring'Dress Goods,
We offer our Remnant Dress Goods,
We ofifer our Remnant Embroideries,
We offer our Fine Lisle Hose,
We offer our Fine Misses Ilose,
We offer our Parasols,
We offer our Seersucker Ginghams,
We offer our Dress Trimings,
We offer our White Quilts,
* ¢
Sweeping Reduction!
0. P. GROVE,
Has a large and
increasing circu
lation, and is the
onlj paper man
aged by colored
men and devoted
to the interest of
the colored peo
ple of the Stale
of Pennsylvania.
Invites special
attentionto their
Job Office, where
first - class Book
and Job Printing
of every descrip
tion is neatly
Is the only me
dium through
which the sefiti
ments of the col
ored people can
be obtained.

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