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VOL. 8
Items Gathered from all parts of
the Country.
At Fort Scott, Kan., last weck,
Steve Anderscn, colored, quarrelled
with his wife #nd daughter, and
while his daughter escaped through
a window, shot his wife through the
heart and then blew out his own
Hon. Geo. W. Williams, colored
historian, is writing up a political
W. Hallett Green, a colored gradu
ate of the college of New York, made
application for enlistment in the Sig
nal Corps Service. Generzl Hazen,
chief of the Signal Corps, rejected
the application, but Secretary Lincoln,
upon being applied te, demanded
that he be given the same considera
tion as other applicants.
If the colored voters of Detroit
have any more men 23 wpright and
as firm as Councilman Watson, we
trast they will bring them forward
as candidates for municipal office. If
such men as Watson filled all the
places in the city hall, there would be
little talk of bribery or corruption.—
Detroit Evening News.
A ccmpiny of colored men in oak
land, Cal., who receutly established an
organization for farming purposes,
have incorporated under the title cf
«Pacitic Coast Stock Raising and
Farming Company.” The principal
place of business is Almeda County,
and the capital stock of the company
is $5,000, divided ioto 1000 shares of
$5 each. The paid up capital is al
ready over $lOOO.
Arraignments are making for the
fourth biennial reunion of the colored
militia -of the United States, to be
held in Kansas City on August 4. "
The first Republican newspaper
ever printed in Texas is to be estab
lished shortly at Austin. There is a
Republican vote 065,000 in the States
Messrs. Beck, Edmunds and Ingalls
are said to be the only members of the
present Senate who use snuff, and
even they do not take it regularly.
Senator Logan is the first vice-presi
dent nominated by the Republican
party in twenty years who was mar
ied at the time of his nomination.
Among the prominent colored men
who went 1o ortiand, Maioe, to cili
cially notify Mr. Blaine of bis nomi
nation, were Hon. J. R. Lynch, Perry
Corson, Congressman O’Hara, P. B.
S. Pinchback and Congressman Small,
A colored woman living in Bruns
wick, Ga, was put off of a train
because she would not ride in the
smoking car on a first class ticket.:
She sued the road for damages and
recovered s£2ooo.
Rev. Mr. Derrick, of New York,
in addressing a colored DBlaine and
Logan club at a ratification meeting
the other night, said: “That the kind
of soup which fattens a white man
kills a negro in politics.”
For the last twenty years the inex
oriable will of God has through the
instrnmentalitiy of the Republican
party, preserved this nation from the
long term of evils which would have
inivitably followed the success of the
Democratic party. Westill bave faith
in God, and the Republican party
under the leadership of Blaine and
Logan, and believe that we shall be
saved once again from the devil and
the Demosratic party.— Aentuckey
Bx-Gov. Franklin J. Moses, who
is under arrest in Chicago on a charge
of swindling, is under indictment in
Boston for swindling Col. T. W.
Higginsoh out of $43, and is also
charged with swindling Mr. A. Wil
liams and an ex Mayor of the city.
It is said that Mr, Blaing’s formal
letter of acceptance will not be pub
lished until after the Democratic Na
tional Convention has been held, and
that Gen. Logan's letter will be a
short one, leaving the elaborate dis
cussion of public questions to Mr.
Stock Company Organized.
Several of our enterprising citizens
have organized a company to put in
operation the recent invention of a
car uncoupler and antomatic brake of
Joseph Daffins. This is a very im
portant thing and promises to be a
paying iuvestment. The only object
in organizing a company is that as
many persons may be benefited as
choose to invest init. This is the
first step ever taken by any of our
citizens to introduce an enterprise
which must necessarily result in a
large paying investment. The shares
are at such a figure as to be within
the reach of most any man, and are
eagerly songht for.
We are thankful to Miss Katie
Robinson and William S. Johnson
for tickets to the commencement ex
The Grim Harvester in Our Midst.
Death of Miss May Anderson
Children’s Day. Personals
and Base Ball.
CuaMBersBURG, Juse 25.
The weather is very hot, and the
farmer is happy in consequence, and
they sre making hay while the sun
I am sorry tochronicle the death
of Miss May Anderson, which oc
curred on the 19th of June, aged 14
years 1 month acd 8 days. She was
a sufferer from that dread digease,
consumption. She bore her suffering
with a Christian fortitude and died
triumphant in the hope of a glorious
resurrection. The interment took
place on Ssbbath, at 4 p. m., from
the residence of her uncle, Mr.
Henry Mooks. The funeral was
largely attended. The members of
the A M. B, guwul aua SADDELD
school turned out in a body. Rev.
William H. Davis conducted the
ceremonies. Scripture read, John
14:3: “And if 1 go and prepare a
place for yon I wiil come again and
receive yon unto myself.” Synopsis
of the sermon: I go to prepare a
place for you. By his going is meant
his death, resurrection and ascension
to heaven. The figure here is taken
from one who is going on a journey,
who goes before his companions to
provide a place to lodge in and to
make the neccssary preparations for
their entertainment. It means that
he, by the work which he was yet to
perform in heaven, would secure their
admission there and obtain for them
the blessings of eternal life. We
will meet with Jesus in heaven. The
following appropriate and touching
piece of poetry was dedicated by her
| tescher, Mrs. Lizzie A. Wright :
May, we miss you in the school room
When our clags is gathered near,
When 1 see your seat still vacant
Oft will drop the silent tear.
Oh, we miss you}in our number,
Thy freed spirit now has flown,
* Peaceful be thy quiet slumber,
Christ has claimed thee for his own.
We would like to give a detailed
synopsis of the special sermoa
preached by William 11. Davis at
the A. M. E. church on last Sabbath
evening, topic, ‘““Who have fled for
refuge,”’ but space will not permit.
Rev. M. H. Ross will return on
Saturday ana wili hold exercises ap
propriate to children’s day on Sab
bath, 29th. The following exercises
will be strictly adhered to for the
day. Preaching at 10:30 a. m., spe
cial sermon to the Sabbath school ;
children’s services at 2 p. m., consist
ing of singing by the school and con
gregation, recitations and responses,
reading by the school and review of
the lessons of the second quarter, fol
lowed with short addresses by the
pastor and others, interspersed with
singing by the school ; preaching at
8 p. m., the subject, ‘‘How to Make
Life Happy.” All are cordially in
vited. Seats free.
M. K. Sabbath school will have
children’s services on above date, at
2 p. m., in audience room, at which
time it is to be hoped the parents of
the children will be in attendance.
All are cordially invited. Seats free.
Klder Davis is in Lancaster in at
tendance on the district meeting of
the teachers. Ile will return Satur
The excarsion from Baltimore to
our city on the 23d was a success.
The Atlantic base ball elub, of Bal
timore, ana the Alert, of our city,
enjoyed a game of ball together,
which resulted in favor of the visi
tors by a score of 9 to 1.
The Alert visited Hagerstown to
day, 25th, and played the Actives a
return game of ball. At the ending of
the third inning the game was
stopped on account of rain, the score
standing: Alert 4, Actives, 3. The
boys returned home on the New York
express well pleased with their visit
and the gentlemanly treatment ac
corded them by the Actives and citi
zens of Hagerstown generally.
—_— P ———
Infatuated With A Colored Wo
Euravra, Ara.,, June 24.—Daz
Graddy, a white man, living across
the river in Georgetown, shot Mary
Coleman, a colored woman, last night.
Jealousy is alleged to be the cause.
She refused to let him in her house,
as she had company, and after re.
peated refusals he became exasperated,
and shot at her from outside the house,
the ball going through an inch plank,
and then through the head-board of a
bed, striking Mary in the forehead.
The wound is not dangerous. Graddy
left for Georgetown, and was pursued
by officers. On reaching the bridge
be turned and emptied his pistol at
the officers, and then escaped to Geor
gla. e
Councils meet Monday night.
Mr. Samuel Fessenden, of Connecticut,
Made Secretary—An Executive Com
mittee and a Finance Committee
Chosen—Who and What the New
Chairmanls—Other News,
Of the National Republican Committee,
NEw Yorg, June 27.—At the meeting
of the Republican National Committee
yesterday, John W. Mason, of West Vir
ginia, was made temporary chairman,
Geo. W. Hooker, of Vermont, temporary
secretary, and Edmund M. Smith, of Illi
nois, sergeant-at-arms.
Afler the call ot the roll, the temporary
chairman having aanounced that it was
in order to select permanent officers, Mr.
Haynes, of Maine, moved that the chair
appoint a committee of three to nominate
permanent officers. This being adopted,
the chair named J. Manchester Haynes,
G. A. Hobart and I'. E. Morey as the
committee, and those gentlemen retired.
Pending their delibgrations tha-dlakirrs)
half an hour. . . : l
It was 1:25 p. . before the committee
was again called toorder. Mr. Haynes
thereupon reported as chairman B. F.
Jones, of Pittsburg, who made an ad
dress; secretary, Samuel Fessenden, of
Connecticut, and the following executive
committee: J. B. Chaftee, ot Colorado;
J. C. New, of Indiana; J. W. Mason, of
West Virginia, J. M. Haynes, of Maine;
W. W. Crapo, of Massachusetts; E. San
derson, of Wisconsin; S. B. Elkins, of
New Mexico; G. A. Hobart, of New Jer
sey: George W. Hooker, of Vermont;
John D. Lawson, of New Ydrk; R. W.
Humphrey, of North Carolina; Frank
S. Blair, of Virginia; Powell Clay
ton, of Arkansas; Frank Morey, of Lou
isiana; A. L. Conger, of Ohio ; John P.
Sanborn, of Michigan; Church Howe, of
Nebraska; Cyrus Leland, jr., of Kansas;
John R. Lynch, of Mississippi; J. S.
Clarkson, of Iowa; D. J. Layton, of Del
aware, and E. 11. Rollins, of New Hamp
shire. Also the following finance com
mittee: B. F. Jones, Horace Davis, John
D. Lawson, David T. Littler, W. W.
Crapo, E. H. Rellins, James A. Gory
and George W. Hooker.
The committee further recommend that
the chairman and secretary of the com
mittee be authorized and empowered to
appoint such additional officers and cleri.
cal force as they may from time to time
find necessary. The report was adopted.
A recess was then taken till three o’clock.
Mr. Jones, on accepting the chairman
ship, said he did not seek nor did he ex
pect this distinguished honor. IHe ac
cepted the committee’s action not as a
compliment to himself personally, but as
a recognition of the great business inter
ests. He warmly culogized Blaine and
Logan, with the former of whom he had
been intimately acquainted for thirty
years and whose carcer was without stain
orblemish. Ile said Republican success
was necessary in the approaching cam
paign to prevent the couatry from falling
back to that period of depression under
Democratic ascendency when farmers
were obliged to burn their corn as fuel
because they had no other use for it. He
closed by predicting a brilliant Republi
can victory.
At 3:15 the chairman again called the
committee to erder. . Secretary Fessen
den thereupon read a communication
from the Young Men’s Republican club
of New York city suggesting that the club
would be able to contribute to the elec
tion of the Republican candidates in No
vember. The communication was favor
ably commented on and referred to the
executive committee. i L
Senator Chaflee reported in behalf of
the sub-committee to select a headquar
ters in New York city, that No. 242 Fifth
Avenue could be secured. The report
was adopted, and the sub-commiitee was
instructed to consummate arrangements
for that house. The committee then, on
motien, adjourned subject to the call of
the chairman.
Executive Committee Work.
‘After the adjournment of the full com
mittee the General Executive Committee
met, and was in session for two hours
with closed doors. Senator Chaffee was
made permanent chairman of the execu
tive committee, and Colonel Hooker its
permanent secretary. The committee
delegated its full power to a sub-commit
tee to act during its recess, consisting of
Messrs. Chaffee, Elkins and Hobart.
At a meeting of this sub com
mittee last night it was stated that it re
solved to add, under the power given it
by the general executive committee be
fore it adjourned to enlarge its member
bership, the names of Messrs. Conger, of
Ohio, and Clarkson, of lowa, to have
more especially care of the committee’s
and party’s work in the Western States.
The executive committee adjourned at 5
o’clock, subject to the call of the sub
committee. The latter committee and
the chairman will go to work at once on
the organization of the details of the
The Finance Committee also had a
meeting during the afternoon, the details
of which have not been made public.
The New Chairman—Who and What He Is.
PIrrTsBURG,June 27.—Mr. B. F. Jones,
the new chairman of the Republican
National Committee, is regarded as one
of the most successful business men of
the United States and a man who will
command the cordial confidence of the
public and especially of the business in
terests of the country. He is a gentle
man of 55 or 60 years, in his full power,
a skillful or%auizer and a devoted Re-‘
publican. He is of impressive presence,
a well-knit and resolute figure, about
five feet ten inches in height, his clear
cut features being set off by a
closely-trimmed grayish beard and
moustache nearly white. His
grayish blue eye is bright and
sharp and his manuer dignified and pleas
ing. He owes his fortune to his shrewd
ness in taking advantage of an accident.
About thirty years ago, when the rolling
‘mill of his firm, then Jones & Lauth,
could have stood on Fifth avenue without
obstructing the pavement on either side,
one of the workmen got his heavy iron
tongs, weighing about fifty pounds, fast
toa bar of hot iron. The bar was al
ready in the jaws of the rapidly whirl
ing rolls. There was no timc to release
the tongs, and they went through the
rolls under ponderous pressure. In
stead of being crushed and broken, they
came out at the other side flattened out of
shape, no more use as tongs, but a bar of
“iron of high polish and changed texture.
Tt is understood Mr. Jones will devote
his whole time to the work and will re
main gt the headquarters in New York
during the ampaiga.
Miss Fannie Williams left yester—
day for Bedford Springs, where she
will spend the summer, but will be
kept posted about home affairs
through the JOURNAL,
In Defense of Carson.
Mg. Epiton :
Knowing the earnest manner with
which you defend the people which
your paper represents, and recogniz
ing that your columns are always
open to the people whose organ you
sre to justify, defend and protect
them. I ask you to allow me to
repel a scurrilous attack, under the
guise of humor, which appeared in
“The Philadelphia Record” of the
21st, “Columbia’s member of the
National Committee,” signed Mack.
A correspondent of a paper of the
reputa ion claimed by the Record,
should at the least know the facts he
assumes to write before he attempts
to be witty at the expense of others.
If he wishes to pursue the celebrity
“ he has gainzed by his former humor
one . ebateaban ~86 A B TRy
A wide margin is granted for anec
dotes of persons, yet when they pass
beyond the pale of white lies, and
the reader knows they are at variance
with truth and characteristics of the
person, the humor sought for is non
est; and virtuous indignation fills its
place and the sketch of Col. Carsen
by the Record correspondent “Mack”
is an effort at humor at the expense
of facts, while the writer tries to give
him credit for shrewd ability and
genias that enables him to feel posi
tive, with credit to himeelf as well as
to the people who made him their
representative, yet it is evident that
it is grim satisfaction to the writer
that he can make some statement to
detract from the Col's record. To
belittle him and his people and insinu.
ate that their choice are those whose
only qualities, are such as would make
him an Indian or Zulu chief. The
intimation that his father was the
originator of the colored branch of
the Order of Odd Fellows and that
he made money by granting charters
and degrees and that Col. Carson
followed in his footsteps, is a false
hood so base and foul, that its oragin
can only be traced to the jealous hate
red of race. This tribute to Carson
is not from the fact that he needs any
defense among those who know him
but let it be known, that when col
ored men gain distinction and honor
there is an endeavor to cast an asper
sion upon them and redace them.
Friends will arise unsolicited acd de
fend them and place them in a proper
light before the people. Carson was
a soidier of the army of the Union,
and by the discharge of every duty
he won the confidence of his superior
officers and the esteem of his com
patriots in arms. In his leisure mo
ments at camp he applied himself to
stady. He was assisted by the writer
of this article who knows how dili
gently he applied himself to the work
to fit himself for position of useful
ness. His appointment on the com
mittee 1s a just reward for earnest
ness of the efforts for the advance
ment of his people and the success
of the great republican party. Prior
to his enlistment Carson was known
as a courageous and fearless yoang
man who would brook o insult from
those who would outrage him on ac
count of color. In the city of Balti
more, where he resided, the plug
uglies that struck terror to colored
people, learned to know at what cost
it was to attack him. He was an
officer of the District and his removal
was due to the fact that he inpsisted
to Marshal McMichael that all pris
oners, black or white, were the same
and it made no difference to him in
their treatment, and as far as his
duty was exercised he would recog
nize no such distinction such as put
ting ‘or taking whites or blacks, in
custody, in separate classes to gratify
the prejudices of a few negro haters
of the district. The attack upon him
springs from a desire to crush the
negro by contempt, every other
means having failed. It is the inten
tion of their enemies to write them
down, bat thank God we will “not
down,”’ and men like Carson will rise
and continue to rise. Lincoln was a
rail splitter, Garfield was a boy on the
tow patb; yet they received distinc—
tion and why should Csrson be de
tracted from if he was a white washer
and of humble origin. In this re
public honor and greatness belong to
all who can win it. The day is net
far distant when legions of Carsons
will arise and confront those who try
to detract from them. Their force
will be such that pen, bullets or
whips, inspired by the spint of Klu
Klux, will not rob them of their de
served rights, in a land which their toil
and sweat enriched; their blood de
tended and protected. I have not
heard from him personally since we
parted in camp in ’65. Seeing the
uncalled for attack on him in the
Record of the 21st, I desire to add
my testimony to his exalted worth
which made him a representative on
the National Republican Committee
from the District of Columbia.
SeraT. G. W. SiMpPsoN,
Company E. 24th U.S. C. T, ex-
Major 11th regiment, N. G. of Pa.
Twenty-ninth Annual Commence
ment of the Institute for Col
ored Youths, &c.
PuiLaperenia, June 25.
In my last letter I stated th-t
Mayor Smith had only appointed five
colored men on the police force. I
have since been informed that he has
increased that number to thirty. We
are glad to see that he does recognize
the colored vecters, and we will now
await further developments
On Thursday the twentieth .annual
meeting of the “Ifome for Aged and
lufirm colored persons,” was beld at
the Home. The present*officers and
board of managers were re-elected for
the ensuing year. There was also
avnmalel .o. Lo . B o A
otbers, ;which combined with some
excellent music, caused a good time
to be had.
Rev. Levi Coppin, who had charge
of Bethel A. M. E. Chuorch for a
number of years, has been appointed
to take charge of Allen A M. E.
chapel, in this city,in the place of
Dr. Shaffer, appointed elsewhere.
There has been a Blaine and Logan
club formed in the Seventh ward, the
officers are as follows :
President—Frank Wood.
Vice Presidents—J. W. Jones and
Wm. P. Alimond.
Secretary —Raymond Burr.
- Assistant Secretary—Richard War
Treasurer—David R. Chester.
Marshal—A. W. Bettencourt.
Assistant Marshal—Wm. Wilson
Directors—Patterson lolland, E.
Anderson, G. W. Scott, C. B. Henry
and A. W. Brown.
This club promises to be an import
ant factor in the ward, and is com
posed of men eapable of conducting
a campaign in a spirited manner.
On Thursday a grand combination
excursion was given to Neshanning
Falls by the Sunday-schools of Chierry
Street Baptist, Mt. Pisgah Baptistand
St. Thomas I’. E. Churches. There
were over seventeen hundred persons
carried by them, and the excursion
was a pronounced success.
Theodore Parker has been elected
2d lieutenant of the Grey Invincibles,
vica Jobhn Griftin, promoted. Mr.
Porter has been adjutant of the com
pany for a number of years and no
doubt will fill his new position in a
creditable manner.
Another political clab has been
formed and is called Union Republi
can Club, No. 2. Tte headqnarters
are at 627 Lombard street. The ofii
cers of the club are as follows:
PresiGent—Edward Moore.
Treasurer—John Smith.
Secretary—Wm. Traugh Jones.
Warren Jackson has been appointed
messenger at the Republican State
Committee headquarters.
The annnal excursion of the Silver
Leaf Social Club was given to Lake
sidg Park, and despite the lowering
weather proved a success.
The 29th annual commencement of
the Institute for Colored Youth, was
held at Association Hall, on Wednes
day afternoon, before one of the most
brilliant audiences that have ever at
tended the commencement exercises
of the Institute. Owing to a severe
attack of illness. Mre. F. M. Jackson
Coppin, the principal, was unable to
attend. The graduates are Lucy K.
Williams, Anna M. Reading, Benj.
F. Sayres. Henrietta Morris, Wm. H.
Mioton and John E. Gunby. The
exergises were opened by Lucy Wil
liams, with a salutory address in
Latin, followed by Benjimin Sayres,
with an essay on “George Stephen
son;” Henrietta Morris on “House
hold Economy;” Wm. H. Minton on
“Words and their uses;’ John Gunby
on “Health and Longevity;” Julia F.
Jones, of the class of '69, on the
“Education of Girls;” Miles Tucker,
of class of '76, an essay, and valedic
tory by Anna Reading, followed by a
distribution of prizes and diplomas.
The twenty-third annual election
of the Fraternal Association was held
Tuesday, and the following officers
were elected : President, Loonard F.
Crevin; Vice President, S. Clifton
Mosely ; Secretary, Lawrence D. O'-
‘Neil ; Treasurer, Robert Adger. After
the election a lunch was served to the
Miles Tucker has been appointed
stenciler in the Custom House De
On Tuesday evening the A. P. A.
lodges of this city tendered a compli
mentary reception and banquet to the
R. U. Grand Lodge of the American
Protestant Association of the United
States at Musieal Fand Hall on Tues
day evening. Addresses by Past
Grand Masters and representatives
and music furnished a good pro
gramme, which was heartily enjoyed
by the large audience.
The fight over the pension ageney
has at Jast been settled, and Col. A.
Wilson Norris will undoubtedly be
come the head of the branch in this
city. There is a salary of $4,000 at.
tached to the office, and why the ap
pointment of a successor to Gereral
Sickel, the late ircumbent, shou'd
create such a bilter war as was waged
between Kelly and Quay, is a con
undrum to those uninitiated in the
ways of polities.
Recent numbers of the Zndepen
dent have been characterized by their
vigorous oditorials in which no litue
ability and logical thought were dis
played. We understand they are
from the pen of Andrew Jones who
has, it is rumored, lately obtained an
interest in the paper. Outside ot the
editorial department the Zndependent
fE A''tisroigh knowledge of
journalism and the inclinations of the
people are the only requirements out
side of active business enterprise that
are calculated to make any colored
journal a success.
Brilliant Reception, Literary Ex
ercises and the Colored Voters.
Arrantic Crry, N. J., June 26
A brilliant reception was given by
a commitfee of ladies and gentlemen
in the parsonage of the Zwon A. M E.
Church, on Obio avenue, ou T.urs
day evening, June 19th. The ever
ing was spent very nicely. Afier
spending- a short time in pleasant
couversation, Mr. M. Rawson played
some very sweet notes on the crgan.
Sioging by Mis. M. Fletcher, a very
charming tinger; a few remarks by
the pastor, Rev. Mr. Bradley, at
10:30, when the spicious dining room
was thrown open and the tables well
filled with all the delicacies of the
season met the admiring eyes of the
guests as they filed through the hall
way to the beautiful and iospiring
strains of a popular march from the
organ. After doing ample justice to
the elegant repast, they enjoyed them
selves by singing, playing, &c. Too
many thanks cannot be given the
committee to see that all were having
a good time. Among the distin
guished guests were Henry O. Haur
rison, Nathan Willard, Mr. and Mrs.
Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, Mr.
Denuis, Miss Elberry, E. W. Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Wood, Miss Wood, L.
L. Downey and lady, Lottie J. Clin
ton, Miss Boardley, Wm. Clinton and
Miss Annie Browo, Mr. Chambers
and lady, and many others.
The Autheno Literary Association
met on Tuesday evening at the Zion
M. E. Charch. It was a very fine
affair. The president, A. Leonard,
and the secretary, Miss Annie Stew
ard, of Harrisburg, were present.
The singing by the association was
very fine, also essay by Mr. Manning.
George Fietcher gave a very nice
lecture. Recitation by Mr. Turner
was well received. M. J. Emory
kindly favored the asgociation with a
very fine recitation. Closing address
by Rev. Mr. Bradley. This associa
tion meets every Tuesday evening.
Mr. Chestnut, of Fiorida, of the
firm of Clinton & Chestout, paid us
a flying visit on Sunday; be stopped
at the Clinton cottage. Mr. Creig,
of Florida, was also hare.
Geo. G. Clinton bas re-opened his
bath houses for the summer. Ile has
also built a very fine cigar store on
the beach adjoining his bath houses.
We wish him success.
It is to said that the colored voters
of Atlantic City intend using their
votes as white men do. They say
the white man has all to lose and
the colored men have nothing to
lose. They intend to form a club in
a few days to take aciion more in the
city election than in National affairs.
o A,
state Ticket and Platform Made.
RaLeicH, N. C., June 27.—The Dem
ocratic State Convention was the largest
ever held in this State. The State ticket
is as follows: State Treasurer, Donald
Bain; Superintendent of Instruction, A.
M. Finger; Attorney General, T. F. Da
vidson; Auditor, W. P. Roberts; Justice
Supreme Court, A. 8. Merriman.
The delegates to Chicago lean to the
opinion that it is advisable to support
Cleveland, while they are in sympathy
with Bayard.
The platform demands the repeal of
the entire internal revenue system. With
respect to the tariff, itsays: ‘“We reaflirm
the principles of the last National Demo
cratic platform.”
At Mt. Gretna. |
The excursion of the Ridge avenue
Methodist Sunday school to Mt. Gretna
has been postponed until July Ist, next
Tuesday. Thesplendid picnic grounds
at Mt. Gretna are now complete, and as
convenient as any similar resort handy of
access from Harrisburg. The restaurant
and kitchens have been completed, and
the handsome entrance finished. Swings,
tables, benches and everything for theac
commodation of picknickers are now in
position, and the prospect is that the
park will become a great resort before the
season is over. Everything has been done
for comfort by Su}:fintengent Jennings,
who has the satisfaction of seeing the im
provemenis completed and this charming
spot a pleasant resort for everybody.
NO. 12,
A Pieasant Reunion Last Evening.
The reunion of the Harrisburg High
School Alumni Association, at Institute
Hall last eveming, was one of the most
pleasant ever held. The attendance was
very large, members to the number of
two hundred being present. Old ac
quaintances and friendships were re
newed by those who make this an ocoa
sion of general pleasure. Besides the
members of the Alumni, there were pres
ent the principals and teachers of the
boys’ and girls’ high schools, and the
graduating class of 1884, who were made
to feel at home.
At the business meeting the’ following
officers were elected for the ensuing year.
President—Dr. Jacob Knouse.
Vice President—John Jennings,
Treasurer—Miss Bertie Elliott.
Secretary—Miss Alice Weeber.
Executive Committee—Misses Lizzic
Croft, Maria Black, May Brittain, Messrs.
Chiis. Lynch and Elmer Fritchey.
At the conclusion of the business ses
s]ion the regular programme v!'as“ one
through with, opening Wi n'j fléfi’, 2
An"a(?nresstb’y e p%es"xv(fgf.%k\w‘ gp,‘!
Jones, followed, and then Miss Wilcox
sang “Only Dreaming,”” with Miss Annie
Beck as accompanist. Mr. W. F. Darby
read Bret Harte's ‘“Wonderful Spring of
San Joaquin.” Miss Josie Hoyer sang
“The Chalet Horn,”” Miss Sadie Mont
gomery as pianist. Miss Annie Crowl read
a well-written essay on “Hope,”’ and
was followed by Mrs. Senseman and
Mrs. Conklin ina duet, “I Know a Bank, "’
Miss Alice Knoche at the piano. An or
iginal poem by Miss Calahan, *‘Another
Year,”” was replete with Deautiful
thoughts. The Kurzenknabe brothers
played a duet for violin and piano so ac
ceptably that they were compelled to re
spond to an encore. Miss Haehnlen read
“Jane Conquest” in a pleasing manner,
and then Mulford B. Tausig played a
waltz with variations on the piano, the
applause not subsiling until he again con
sented to play. Miss Annie Burkholder
closed the programme by reading “‘Kate
Catchem’™ in a manner that gained her
At the close of the regular programme
it was announced that the Executive
Committee, Miss Meda Wallower, Miss
Lulu Crane, Miss Minnie Shisler and
Messrs. Clinton, Mikel and D. Hammel
baugh, had something to say to those
present, and directly afterwards all were
invited.to partake of excellent refresh
ments, consisting of cake, fruit, ice
cream, ete., which were served in abund
ance by the young lady assistamts. For
an hour there was pleasure and gaity,
and all voted it one of the most success
ful alumni meetings that has ever been
Commencement Exercises.
The commencement exercises held
in the opera house last night was well
attended. The programme was in
teresting throughout and was enjoyed
by all present. All the gradunates
were made the recipient of many
handzome presents, the three colored
graduates being remembered by
their friends. The programme, which
consitted of music, orations and essays,
was carried out with great credit by
the gradates. The following is the
programme :
Music—Overture ................Schlepegsell,
James Schaeflfer’s Orchestra,
Frayer by..... Rev. Wm, J. Stevenson, D. D),
Salutatory.... . ... vuess.ds Woman Fickle ?
Miss Katie MeNiff.
MEOSIC. ... i i FOIDONES. . . v iiies o Catiing
0rati0n...................Ch01ce of Vocation,
W. Domer Harris,
Josephine R, Koser,
BOBAY .. oocecacessssoceinacs s BN Think, "
Annie D, Reese,
Music—Selections (Sacred)......Arranged by
Jas. L. Schaetler,.... ...« qq.... .. Orchestrn,
OYRUION cenansssrerrssnsaness o NAtiOnal Glory,
Wallace McCamant,
E55ay.........The Moon and its Inhabitants,
Maggie E. Carpenter.
Music—Andante and Aria..........Myerbeer,
0rati0n......... ........Influence of History,
Jacob H. Fesler,
Essay....... The Face an Index of the Mind,
Emma F. Rupp.
ReaQing.....sv..iiiiqisssasas vansMioO RS Play,
Martha K. Ensminger,
Esgay..“Doors that Open with Golden Keys,’
Lizzie S, Little,
BOIAION . . . oo e sribdbiiisnnviisidieid iR
Annie L. Harvie.
Essay..“No One Becomes Good by Chanee,”’
Katharine A. Miller,
Music—lntroduction and Galop.....Strauss,
Recitation .......st. George and the Dragon,
Nora 1. Early,
va1edict0ry............ Labor omnia vianeit,"”
Harry W. Miller. :
Musie—lntroduction and Waltz. ... Aronson,
Address and Presentation of Diplomas by
the President ot the Board of Control,
(eorge W, Rhoades.
Class ) Words by Katharine A, Miller.
sSong § Music arranged.by Nellie M. Vaughn
The teachers of the High schools, to
whose indefatigable labors the graduating
class are indebted for their proficiency,
are as follows : il G
Boys’ High School—J. Howard Wert,
A. M., principal. Assistants: John K.
Tomilnson, A. M. S. € Cooper, A. B.
Girls’ High School—Jennie F. Givler,
principal. Assistants: Mre. Anna F.
Groves, Miss Lorena G. Evans, Miss
Edith P. Leedy, Miss Virginia F. Sam
ple, Miss Minnie 5. Knudson, Miss Ella
A. Zollinger.
From Chicago.
Special to JOURNAL.
Mr. J. L. Skinner and M. G. Rob
inson has just returned from Dubuque
lowa, from the rennion. Mr. Skin
ner fhok a very active part.
Mr. Ilenry Smith of St. Paul speny
a week in Chicago.
Mrs. Reechie Cocper has gone to
Buffalo. N. Y., to visit her sister, Mrs.
Wm. H. Brown. 3
The Derby Social Club picnie will
be held in Milwaunkee, Wis., in Au
gust. :
There was a grand entertainment
given June 24, by the Ladies Red
Cross Pilgrime Leagae, in honor of
the Corinthian and Godfrey Com
mandry Kuights Templar, at Avenue
Hall. There was good music in at
tendance, and addresses were deliver
ed by the following persors: Mrs.
R. D. Boone, Mrs. A. Moedy, Sir
Willis Montzomery, Sir G. C. Smith,
Sir J. 11. Weekly. The officers of
the entertainment were Mra. Doug
less, Mrs. Susie Bond, Mis. J. N,
Greenwood and Mrs. L. Recton.

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