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VOL. 8.
Our Man Takes a Trip to Potomac
Isles—Camp Meeting—
Other News.
Cuamerrspura, July 16. — The
democratic party have met; they have
nominated; they have adjourned and
they have gone home, and—well no
one in this section appears to be
astonished at the result, for all felt
that Cleveland was a foregeing con
clusion. With the exception of one
or two insignificant cheers, after the
dispatches announcing the nomina
tions were received, there has been
no effort made here on the part of our
democratic friends expressive of their
approval or disapproval. The ticket
and the piatform of the two great
parties are now presented to tbe
voters of the country, and let each
one support that ticket which he
honestly believes to be the one which
has for its object the greatest good
to the greatest number.
Rev. J. E. Price and Mr. George
Barnes, esq., of Shippensburg, called
to-day, July 8. The elder will hold
a camp meeting at Greason, near
Carlisle, commencing August 10.
Mr. Parker was thrown f{rom a
wagon July Bth and severely irjured,
his head coming in contact with the
track of the C. V. R. R. at Market
street crossing. Mr. George Jenkins
and Fred. Richter, the latter a white
boy, who were in the wagon, were
so fortunate as to escape injury by
jumping from the wagon. It can in
deed be said that death is no respec—
tor of perzons, for he taketh away
the old and the young.
The foliowing deaths have occurred
since I last wrote to you:
July 9, Mrs. Milly Thompson,aged
65 years. She was a consistent mem
ber of Zion M. E. church. The cere
monies were conducted by Rev, M.
H. Ross. The interment took place
on the 10.
July 10, Lillie, infant daughter of
Major and Lucinda Williams, aged 1
year and 7 montbhs.
Rev. Felty, presiding elder of this
district, paid a visit to the church in
our city last week. Irom here he
went to Greencastle and Mercersburg.
Mr. Samuel Johnson, of Carlisle,
spent Sabbath in our city visiting his
numerous friends.
Mrs. Bruce, of Steelton, is spend
ing a short time in our city as the
guest of her brother, Mr. Samuel
Mrs. Msrtha Swan, of Washing
ton, D. C,, is the guest of her mother,
Mrs. Sarah L. Scott, on Kast Ger
man street.
Mr. William Parker and wife, of
the above city, are the guests of
Mrs. Amelia Curtis, of South Main
The camp meeting of the Free Will
Baptist church on Sabbath last was
well attended. Your correspondent
was present and enjoyed the pleasure
of meeting a great many ola and re.
spected friends, and also of forming
some very plessant acquaintances.
He had the pleasure of meeting Mr.
L. W. Corsey, JourNaL agent at
Martingsburg. Mr Corsey is an ac
tive, energetic, wide awake young
gentleman, well qualified to be a
leader among the people with whom
he is so prominently identified. I
predict for him a full measure of suc
cess. .
Your correspondent had the pleas
ure of accompanying Rev. Ross and
lady and Miss S. V. Williams on a
trip down the Potomac river to Po
tomac isle. Arrived at the isle at
11.45 we had fifteen minates to spare
before dinner, which we utilized by a |
short tour of inspection as to the
facilities of the isle. The isle is sit
uated between the Potomae river and
the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. A
handsome rustic bridge extends from
the isle to the opposite bank, so that
excursionists can exterd their ram
bles along the banks of the canal and
view the boats which are constantly
plying up and down this great water
way. On the island there are all the
booths, tables 2nd swings sufficient
for the accommodation of any excur
sion however large it may be, and of
the dining rooms I can only speak in
the highest terms. Did you ssk if
I did justice to the splendid dinner
which our hostess sat before us ? For
answer. I respectfully refer you to
Rev. Ross and the ladies. There are
two kinds of drinking water—one of
limestone the other containing a large
proportion of iron. Your correspond
ent drank very freely of the latter,
and can attest to its quality as a
healthful beverage. The facilities
fer reaching the island are of the very
best character. You reach Falling
Waters by rail. From there you
take the doumble decked barge,
Island Queen, which has a capa
city for ecarrying 500 passengers
with perfect safety. The seats are
arranged on each side, with a center
aisle running the entire length. A
golid frame work four feet high en
closes each deck, so that as far as
danger to child or adult from falling
over-board are concerned there 1s not
the remotest possibility. Its many
points of local interest are all easy of
access. - Its splendid facilities for
bathing, boating and bass fishing; its
medicinal waters and beautiful moun
tain scenery make it one of the most
desirable points for a pleasure resort
any where on the line of the C. V.
R. R, Mr. Samuel Maxwell, the
superintendent of both park and
transportation, is a large hearted,
genial and courteous gentleman, and
we vote him our unanimous thanks
for many acts of courtesy while on
the island and going and returning
therefrom. We arrived home at
5.08 p. m. with the unanimous feel
ing that we had never spent a more
delightful day in pleasure than that
which we spent amid the scenery
which surrounds the banks of the
grand old Potomae.
A literary entertainment will be
given this and to morrow evening in
St. James’ A. M. E | of whizh I shall
write in my next.
Services in Zion A. M. E. Sabbath
next by the pastor. Subjeect, 10.80—
“The Good Old Way;” 8.00 p. m.
—*The Eternity and Unchangeable
ness of Spiritual Character.” The
following oflicers were elected by
Zion Sabbath school to serve for the
ensuing year: Superintendent, Miss
Sarah B. Williams ; assistant superin
tendent, Mrs. Eiizabeth Bell; secre—
tary, Mr. William Brady; assistant
secretary, Mr. Isaac Stewart; libra
rian, Master Irank Washington;
assistant librarian, Miss A. B. Will
iams: treasurer, Mrs. Mary Hall.
The ladies of Zion A. M. E. church
will give an entertainment in Reposi
tory hall on next Thursday evening,
the 24th, which promises to be an in
teresting and brilliant affair, it being
the first one of the season. Prof.
Wm. Howard Day, of Harrisburg,
will be present and speak on the
subject of justice, liberty and equality.
The professor is widely known
throughout the country as am orator
of great ability and always charms
his hearers, as by magic, with the
force and power of his eloquence.
Doings Around Oil City
Or. Ciry, July 17.
Nirs. Rev. J. M. Morse is here on
a visit and is the guest of Mrs. O. T.
Mrs. E. K. Palmer is here and the
guest of Mrs. Major Franklin.
Miss Martha Neal of Titusville,
Pa,, is visiting in the city, the guest
of Miss Mamie Luecan.
~ Mrs. Rosa Paunl and Miss Alice
Napkin have been visiting for the
past two weeks in Meadville.
A.P. Cook, of Westminster college
is spending a portion of his vacation
in this city, the guest of R. H.
We were very much please to meet
Miss Jennie Cutwright on Sunday.
She has just returned from her home
in Meadville, after a severe illness
from which she has fully recovered.
Now as our late correspondent I.
J. Mano has gone cut to Kansas,
and has taken up with the place so
quick it is an easy matter to fine some
of our colored brothers in possession
of that disease, called Kansas fever.
On Monday evening June 30 the
I. O. K. T., aid society tendered Mr.
I. J. Mann and family a reception at
their lodge rcom. The reception was
a grand success socially, the members
enjoyed themselves both in the vocal
and instrumental music and speech
making. After partaking of refresh
ments, the members thea bid the
family good bye and God speed on
their journey to Kurecka, Kansas.
On Thursday afternoen at 2 p. m.
Mr. Mann and family accompavied
by Samuel Lee took their departure
for the west, where they expect to
make their future home.
The colored citizens of North
Western Pennsylvania are making
great preparations to beld an eman.
cipation celebration here on Tuesday
August sth 1884. They hive secared
the Hon. A. P. Green, of Cleveland.
Ohio as orator of the day and Wil.
liam Stewart, of New Castle, Pa,
president of the day. The committee
is working hard to make the cele
bration a success.
John Lucas and J. E, left on the
15th for Richmond, Va., where they
will remain on a visit for two weeks.
Mrs. 8. T. Lucas, Mrs. J. M. Morse,
Mrs. E. K. Palmer and Rev. S. T.
Jones left this morning for Chatauqua
Journarn beadqnarters will be at
lS'lpences ice cream saloon and M. A,
enson’s shop. FreqQueNTLY,
Who are at the Hotels — Other
News at the Sea Shore.
Hon. Wm. B. Smith, of Philadel
phia, and Andrew Fulton, of Pitts
burg, are at the Albion.
Clarance Chester, of Baitimore,
Md., was down on Sunday. Ile was
the guest of A. R. Coats.
Major Layton, of Philadelphia,
was down on Sunday with the Sec
ond Presbyterian fishing club.
Mrs. Mcses Yarbmon and her
charming niece, Laura Yeagle, spent
the Sunday with us.
Mr. Josiah Emory meade a very
fine turn out on Sunday afternoon
with his double team Ilis guests
was Mrs. E. Banks, Mrs. Charles and
his daughter.
Mr. Warren Jackson, messenger
to the State Committee, was down
on Tuesday cvening.
A gold pen was presented to Rev.
Mr. Rep, of Bethel church, by Rev.
Mr. Bradley, of Zion Wesley chureh,
on Monday evening.
A grand broom drill was given
by a committee of ladies comprising
Mrs. Sarah Newman, Mrs. Moses
Rawson, Mrs. Tilor, Mrs. Mary
Fletcher and many others, which was
a very nice affair. It came off on
Thursday evering at City lall
There was a good attendance. Mrs.
Sarah Newman was general mavager.
Those stopping at the Trwitte
house—James Smith, A. C. Moore
Mr. and Mrs Henry, James MeKin
zie, John McKinzie, Mart Straton,
Philadelphia; Henrietta Murray,
Harriet Fitzgerald, William Fitzger
ald, Isaac Washington, Wilmington,
Del.; E. Lawton, Boston, Mass.
At the Anderson house—Mr. and
Mrs. Martin and child, Mr. and Mrs.
Jones,Philadelphia; Geo. Brooks, Md,
At the Havelow house — Mrs.
Maria Cooms, Daniel Thomas, W,
L. Underwood, C. 8. DPopel, George
Gardner, J. R. Hill, J. Mayero, Jos.
Stamper, Chas. Cline, Geo. S. Allso,
Geo. E. Massey, Thomas J. Bowers,
Wm. Robinsor, Philadelpkia; Chas.
Jones, Thomas Alsop, Harrisburg;
Elijah Johnson, Trenton, N, J.; Jas.
E. Griffen, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Smith,
Israel Dorsey, James Dorsey, Nor
ristown, Pa. ; James Douglass, Geo.
E. Douglass, Fa.; Henry Washing
ton, Washington, D. C.
At Summer Cottage—Mis. Mary
Jackson and family, Philadel
phia; Mrs. Newman, Mrs. R. Dobson,
Pa.; E. 11. Baker, Washington, D. C.
The Atlantic City Surf club intends
giving a grand ball on Monday even
ing, August 4, at City Hall. The
officers of the club are Mr. J. W.
Hitchens, president; Thomas Long,
vice president; Mr. A. R. Smoot,
treasurer; Mr. Charles 11. Anderson,
Subscribe for the JourNaL, the
best colored paper in circulation.
Caruiste, Pa. July 17, 1884.
Our Wheat harvest 1s about over
the corn is growing nicely.
A cool air prevented us from fecl
ing the effects of the hot wave which
has been hanging around the last
four days.
The Indian School boys left on the
11th inst for Tagg’s Run, a short
distance above Pine Grove, where
they will encamp for a month. This
is an annval affair and is hughly
enjoyed by the boys.
The Olympic Base Ball club, of
this place, visited Chambersbu:g, on
the 12th and defeated them by a
score of 16 to 2. The boys are all
good players and challenge any club
in the valley.
Mr. Wm. Alexandria, of North St.
is father of a 12 pound baby. Bill
says it is a girl.
Miss Lizzie Shadney, of Harris
burg, is visiting her parents.
Don't forget the Daughters of
Temprance Picnic on the 14th.
Everybody invited.
Jos. N. Jordan was awarded the
contract to calsomine all the school
A Colored Reform Club was organ
ized last evening. The following
officers were nnanimonsly elected :
Joseph N. Jordan, President; Rich
ard J. Johnson, Jr., Vice-President
Edward Profater, 2d Vice President;
Samuel Able, Secretary; A Norris,
Treasury : George Robinson, Chair
man of Executive Committee ; Com
mittee, Richard Whiten, John Wag
goner, Mosses Mathews. Robert C.
Young, Harrison Smith and Jobn A.
Simonds. We will mention our
platform in onur next.
Authorized Agent
Mr. J. G» M. Brown is the duly
authorized agent of the JourNawr at
York, and all persons owing subscrip
tions to the paper will pay the same
to him.
Monthly Meeting of 8. S. Union—
Exercises in First Baptist S. S.
Barrorore, July 16.—Last Thurs
day, the 10th instant, the monthly
meeting of the Sunday school union
was held at the Metropolitan church,
Rev. Daniel Droper presiding. At
8 o’clock the meeting was called to
order and prayer offered, after which
the minutes were read and approved.
“Does the interest of the churches
and Sunday schools demand a discon
tinuance of the afternoon services in
our churches,” was the subject for a
discussion which was opened in a
well considered and instractive speech
by Isaac Myers, and further discussed
by Rev. Wm. A Raker, Rev. Geo.
H. Nock, P. G. Walker, W. T. Har
ris, Lucian B. Johnson and Joseph
Mason. Essays were read by Mrs.
R.’l‘empleman, of the First Baptist
Sunday school, en.i:led ‘‘Lovest thon
me,”” and by Miss Dobson “The
moral influence of literature,” which
were well received. The singing
was grand. We will look for a full
house at our next meeting.
At the First Baptist Sunday school
on last Sunday there was a grand
time. Mr. Jones, of Chester, Pa.,
was present in the afternoon and ad
dressed the schoel. E. B. Reid, the
chorister, who has been sick for a
long time with rhenmatism, made his
appearance in the the school and took
charge of the singing. We are glad
to see Mr. Reid again i our midst.
We look for a grand time on Sunday
next when the first and third propo
sitions will be discussed. First,
“David's Desire,”” by E. B. Reid;
third, “Everlasting Kingdom,” by
James Johnson. On Monday even
ing at our teachers’ meeting J. H.
Reid made a statement to the board
that Mrs. R. Templeman will leave
the city on Tuesday to visit her
mother and father in Virginia. We
are sorry to have her leave us, but
the best of friends must part some:
Robert Cambell, of Baltimore, is
now at Cape May, N. J. He writes
to his {riends in Baitimore and states
that he is in very good health. We
expect to see bim much improved
when he returns to our city again.
Rev. Geo. W. Bryaat, D. D., of
Jackson, Miss., is in our city and
on last Sunday preacbed at the Cen
tennial church to a large congrega
tion. His subject was “Wheel
within a wheel.”
On Monday, at Irving park, the
Galilian I'ishermen celebrated their
twenty-eight anniversary of the or
der. There was about six or seven
thousand persons on the grounds.
Rev. Geo. W. Dryant, address the
During an altercation on Monday
at Irving park, George Washington
shot Rufus Thomas, from the effects
of which he died on Tuesday.
Wasbington has been arrested.
At the meeting of the Baltimore
City Guards on last Tuesday night
seven members were received in the
company. The compsny is growing
fine since J. H. Casey’s election
as captain.
Mrs. Mary Price is getting much
better and we are glad to seeit. We
expect to see her in school on Sun.
day next.
WirLiamsporr, July 16.
Items are scarce this week.
Miss Annie Green left for Niagara
Falls and Watkins Glen on Thursday.
James White, who bas been visit
ing his mother and friends in this
city, returned to his home in Brad
ford last Friday.
Don’t forget the excursion to Kl
Rev. Riley of Milton is spending a
few days in our city, the guest of
Mrs. Robert Williams of Pleasant
The Wesley church people are con
templating holding a camp meeting,
sometime scon. The date and place
of holding it will be made known in
this column next week.
You will soon hear the friend: of
the different candidates saying: Meet
me, meet me in the evening. when
he froth is on the beer.
The Blaine and Logan club have
completed all the arrangements for
the grand excursion to Elmira, N. Y|
to take part in the celebration of the
Emancipation, on August 12th. The
tickets can be secursd at any time
from Monday July 21st to August 11
The tickets for the round trip will be
§2 34, the tickets are for sale by the
committee of arrangements, as fo'-
lows: 11. W. Conrad, C. Anderson,
J. H. Goings, W. H. Stokes and
Ellis Black. The time of trains
leaving Williamsport will be made
known later. For farther particulars
gee small bills or consult the com
mittee. H. W. C.
Items Gathered from all parts of
the Country.
The president has sent the name
of Rev. Henry V. Plummer to the
senate for the chaplaincy of the 9th
U. S. Cavalry. This is the first
vomination of a celored minister to
such a position. Ile is pastor of Mt
Carmel Baptist church of Washing
ton, D. C.
The pecple of the third congression
al district of Louisiana sre advocating
the nomination ot a colored man for
A. P. Albert, a Howard University
law graduate, will probably go to
Africa this summer in the interest of
the New Orleans exposition.
The Memphis Watchmano says :
“The only colored member of a class
of sixty-four in the Cincinnati law
college, was J. W. Harge, recently
graduated and will immediately enter
upon the practice of law, in the firm
of Fox & Bird, Cincinnati.”
The color line seemsto have cropped
cut in England. The DBritish Lords
of the admirality have issued strimgent
orders that no negroes shall be en
tered for service in the navy without
their speclal sanction.
A correspondant of the Detroit
Plaindealer has been interviewing
the leading colored men of the
country as to Mr. Blaine’s feeling
toward the colored voters, claims he
it was his intention when secretary
of state, to appoint eeveral colored
men, ministers abroad and in the
state department as clerks.
Joseph L. Ferguson, of Detroit,
who recently passed the Civil service
examination, has received an appoint
ment in the postoflice in that city.
There is a movement on foot look
ing toward the holding of a colored
centennial expcsition in Chicago, in
1885. Congress is expected to ap
propriate $5350,000.
A Democratic delegate to the late
Chicago convention from Ohio went
crazy upon his return home, the fact
that there being no Qhio man on
either ticket and the defunct final ap
pendage of the old ticket of 76 being
resuscitated was too much for the
poor fellows nerves.
The Democratic school board of
Lynchburg, Va,has dismissed all its col
cred teachers from the colored
schools, the places to be supplied by
white teachers.
Notwithstanding the opposition ot
the Washington Bee, Mr. John
Brooks was re-elected as a trustee of
the colored school.
The colored press convention which
met in Ricbmond, Va., July 8, elected
Mr. Price Willioms, of Philadelphia,
president and selected P’hiladelphia
as the next place of meeting.
Savanah Ga., colored people in
dulge in watermelon eating contests.
It must be hard on the melon patches.
A Massachusetts newspaper reports
that the independents of that State
are talking abot running ex Gov. Gus
ton for Govenor Col. Codman for
lieutenant governor.
The Chicago 7%mes says that Mr.
Blaine'shonorary LL. D. means doctor
of legislation, and the honor conferred
is neat testimonial to his ekill as a
“doctor” of railroad legislation.
The newspapers are mentioning
the romewhat curious fact that Mr.
Blaine was for a time teacher in a
deaf mute college, and Mr, Cleveland
was a teacher in an asylum for the
The Rochester Union confidently
believes that Cleveland and Hendricks
will carry 22 states, having 255 elec.
toral votes. These states are the
solid South and California, lndiana,
New Jersey, New York, Ohio and
It is said that A. A. Whitman, the
Byron of the negro race, has gone to
North Carolina.
Jobn Allen, a colored man of
Arkapsas, bas invented a locomo
tive.— Christian Advocate.
The Hon. Jobn R. Lynch, who was
temporary chairman of the recent Re
publican National convention at
Chicago, will be the orator of the
day at the Emancipation Day celebra
sion at Lockport, N. Y., on August
Prof. Greener who has mad an ex
tended tour through the south is
giving extended oppinions to the
press on the prosperous condition of
the colered people of that section.
Bush Meeting.
The West Harrisburg Mission
Church will hold a bush meeting on
Sunday, July 20, on Independence
Island. Preaching at 10:30 A. M,
3:30 P. M. and 7:30 P. M.
H. R. Pheenix, Pastor.
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News gatheredby a Regular Cor
MarminspurG, W. Va., July 16.
While the wheels of time revolve
I grab my old goose quill to quill
you the noticable items of interest in
this locality, hoping they may prove
interesting to tho readers of the
Weather is cool, harvest is over
and we bang our scythe up with a
sigh for more.
The Blaise and Logan club met in
their hall. July 10 and affected a
permanent . orgsnization, with the
selection of the following named
gentlemen as officers: J. S. Halde
map, president; Messrs. Chas. Wisner,
G. W. Feidt, G. W. Bowers; P. A.
Rohrbaugh; J. E. Abern and Henry
Carter, vice-presidents; J. &. Riley,
treasurer; J. S. Mathews and J. S.
Gallaher, secretaries.
On the Bth inst., Zeph Silvers and
Miss Hannah Macabee were joined in
holy wedlock by Rev. R. S. Bmith
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs,
Shaws. IHappy may they always be.
Mr. Correspondent of Carlisle,don't
be so hard on the ‘young girls.”
They don’t “flirt,” their mothers send
them to the hotels for washing. Hey?
Rev. R. S, Smith, the beloved
pa-tor of the M, E. church, will saon
have bills out fcr an excarsion from
this city to Harrisburg, Pa, on Sep
tember 1. .
The eutertainment at the M. K.
church vgs a success in every way,
the proceeds realized were §25.
On the 26th of July a bush meet
ing will be held at Conodocheague
istand, I’a.* by the F. Baptist church
of this city and the Second Baptist
charch of Harrisburg, Pa.
Wesley Lee and Miss Mattie
Scott were married last week by Rev.
H. E. Keyes, at the residence of Mr.
Edwards. “May the flowers of af
fection never wither or decay.”
The three days meeting held near
Beddingtou, was well atteuded Sun
day, by people along the C, V. R. R.
At night the grove was lit up with
electric lights. These lights added
a beautiful appearance to the grove.
We had the pleasure ¢f having a
“social chat” with some of the repre
sentative men of the Jovnwar on
Look! watch and wait. The camp
meeting under the auspices of the Mt.
Zion M. E. church of this place, will
be beld in Mr. Sperows woods near
Berkeley station, on the C. V., com
mencing August 15 Trains will
run from larrisburg, Pa., on the 17,
rate $1 25.
We regret very much tc chroricle
the death of Mrs. Neliie McDorell
mother of 8. L. Mc¢Donell of Harris
burg, Pa. After an illness of some
time, she laid her head upon the
bosom cf Jesus and breathed her life
out sweetly there.” Her sad de
parture was on the 14th inst. The
funeral services tock place from the
M. E. church. Revs R. 5. Smith
and .E. Keyes ofticiated. Rev.
Smith, pastor in charge preached the
sermon. Ilis text was Revelation,
xiv. chapter and the 13th verse: “And
I heard a voice from heaven saying
unto me, write. Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord, from hence
forth: Yea, saith the spirit, that they
may rest from their labors and their
work do follow the.” The sermon
was replete with Jogie, solemnity and
sublimity. It wes like bread cast
upon the waters, it will be remem
qered many days after by the con
course of of sympathizing {riends who
gathered to pay her their last tribute
of respect. The deceased was a faith
ful member of the M. L. church, per
haps the oldest. A member who was
always found occupying her seat in
the church, ready to help forward on
the religion of Jesus Christ. In her
departure the church sustains a heavy
loss—a christian—a mother. All
who knew her loved her, she was
frank, kind, generous and cordial.
When asked, “How is the case with
you?’ gaid she, “I am waiting for the
chariot to come down in the morning
to waft my epirit home.” Happy
testimony! So on the morping of
the 14th having fought a good fight,
having finished her course, she went
sweeping trinmphantly through the
pearly gates singing:
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe in his gentle breast,
There by his love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul ghall rest.”
The stockholders of The Dufiins
Car Uncoupling and Automatic Brake
Company are requested to meet a thz
Jourxar Pupusuing Co's, OrricE
W ednesday evening at Bo’clock. Busi
pess of importance to be transacted-
The present price of shares will be
closed and no further sales made at
that price.
Joseph H. Duflins, Pres.
HO. .18
The Guests who were There—
Councilman Pernell’'s Courso
Approved-Cleveland’'s Nom
ination an Ice Water Bath
to the Democracy.
PriLaveLpima, July 17.
Wednesduy night the 16th will
live long in the memory of those
who attended the opening of the M.
S. Quay clab house, at 1122 Lombard
street. This is the first club in the
couniry, composed of colored men
that has ever opened a club house of
like character, and indeed the M. S.
Quay club is icoked upon as ons of
the leading clubs of Pniladelphia
colored cr white. The club house
has been farnished in a rich and
tasteful manner, great credit is due
the fornishing committee for their
good sclection. The first floor:is
used 2s a reception roow and among
the furviture iz a fine piono which is
in constaut use, in the rear of the re
ception reom is a room devoted to a
side board, which is tastefully ar.
ranged. On the second floor the
rooms are used a 8 meeting rooms,
while the third story is used for social
purposes. As carly as eight o'clock
the friends and guests of the club
began to arvive aud in a short time
the Louse was so erowded that it was
almost impossible to move about
After silence was obtained in the
room devoted to meetings, the presi
dent, Gilbert A Ball gave an earnest
and hearty welcome to those preset.
He was followed by Chris. J. Perry,
of the #firror who gave an eloquent
address. M Ball then introduced
A. G. Rudolph, who gave some sound
advice to the members of the club.
Ife wszs followed by Councilman
Jacob Varvell who gave a masterly
address, which was well received.
Addresses were also delivered by
Warren Jackson and Captain Thomas
Lesbourn. After the speaking was
over the guests adjourned to the re
freshmen: room where a bountiful
collation was spread and in charge of
the genial C. Burner Jones and the
loyal Thos. A Murray,they soon were
derolished. Among those present
were: A. G. Rudolph, Alex. Russell,
Representative White, Lieut. Jno.
Meyers, Otto Williams, president of
the Union Republican club of Cam
dern; Thos. Spratt, Isrzel Duarham,
Couancilman Parnell, City Commis
sicner Lawson,H. S.Scott, Phil. Brown
11. Keller, Jno. Durham, R. C. Lewis,
K. J. RR. Jenes, Levi Potter, Johnson
Rooney, Richi. Caldwell, Chas. Fer
rette, Sr, W. T. Jones, Moses Tub
man, Harry Coulter, Sr., Neil Gurley,
Charles DMiiler, W. Allen, Joshua
Williams, Alexandr Smith, Jas. Tun
nell, Samuel Venning, Alexander
McDonough, Harry Mulligan, Moses
Murray, Chas. Hall, E. Kuhn, Geo.
Benson, Major Teagle, John Brown,
C. Parker Gordon, John Davis, 11.
Price Williams, A. W. Davis, Jas.
Biick, J. Lowe, Charles Wilson,
Billy Wilson, R. Taylor; Prof. Morris
Layton, Jno. G. B. Marshall, Dan
Howard, Spencer Irvin, L. N. Bed
ford, B. J. Palmer, Jared Ford, Thos.
Marray, J. Goodall, J. Irvin Keith,
Audrew Jones, Robert Joneg, Chas.
Gardner, R. Serley, Louis Welis,
Samuel Johnson,Alex. Wisher, Harry
Dubrelle, Juo. H. Hall, Jesse Rigbter,
David Mullen, C. W. Reed, W. Ilar
pis, Collivs Brown, R. Taylor, Jas.
Accooe, Elam Lauderwny, Geo. Bar
nett and many others. A general
good time was had and at a late hour
all depart:d well pleased with the
auapicious opening of the club.
The Blaine and Logan ¢lub of the
Seventh ward have secured a room
at 1122 Pine street as headquarters
of the club during the campaign.
This move will shut out the Young
Republican club, as they have here
tofore secured that place as their club
rocm, but they were so late in taking
action that Mr. Miles was compelled
’ to close with the Blaine and Logan
'men, and they bave now cne of tho
- most prominent !;!;u'(:fl in the ward.
Col. Jacob Yurnell has made an
other mark for himself in his demand
for places in the Fire Department for
colored men. This is the only de
partment in the city that has no col
ored men in them, aud his action in
this matter is highly commenda’ le,
and it also shows that Mr. Purncil is
certainly working in the interest of
his constituents. There is not 4 mem
ber of councils that works harder
than the colonel does for his ward.
He may rest zesured that he will not
be forgoticn in the tuture.
The Young People's Asscci-tion
of Crucifixicn 1. E. charch gave a
1 Vel‘y enjoyahie I:iCDiC in the [)al'k con
‘ Wednesday and nearly .811 of the
mersbers attended and enjoyed them.
} selves well.
J. 13. Ballard was appointed letter
carrier last week. Mr. Ballaid is the
second colored man t¢ secure a posi
tion as letter carrier; and also I hear
that Posimaster Huidekoper is no
great lover of the colored race and
only gives them position through ne
cessity. Such should not be the case
with such a etaunch republican and
soldier as the general is.
Cleveland’s nomination seems to
please the republicans of this city
immensely. They all think that the
republican party will have a walk
over this fall. There was very little
rejoicing by the democrats and ali
scem to think that a mistake has
been made; but they can't tell where,

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