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The Nominees —Who they are and
how it was done—The County
take everything.
Never in the bistory of Harrisburg
was there such interest mavifested in
a city convention as was displayed
last Monday in the light for a member
to represent the city in the next
assembly all of the aspirants have
been prescoted to the readers of the
Jourxar, and every man fought to
the last for the bouor. €. A. Miller,
J. D. Saltizmao, A.B.Tack, and D.C.
Burnite backed by their friends made
the fight a tot one, end when the
battle was over, the smoke had
cleared away, C. A. Miller of the
eighth ward walked forth as the
successful warrior with the scalps of
his adversaries dangling at his belt,
supported from beginning to end by
his black allies and five other faithful
adherents, the convention assembled
at 7.30 in the court house, and elected
S. W. Fleming chairman, with Major
J. W. Simpson and G, S. Calder as
secretary’s,the convention soon got to
work and upon the first ballot Miller
had 9 Saltzman 13, Tack 4, Barnite
5, the ballot remained almost un
changed until the 9th ballot bad been
taken when several of the Tack men
changed over to Miller, but it did not
have the desired effect of breaking
the solid nine when they went another
direction on the eleventh ballot Tack
was left without a vote, but neither
Miller or Saltzman had enough to
elect. The thirteenth was the
decisive ®allot, and a brake was
‘made for Miller which ended in
giving him the nomination, and also
ended one of the wsrmest contest for
the legisiature witnessed in this city
for a long time. the speech of Mr. S.
J. M. McCarrell in nominating C. A.
Miller and also the speech of Major
J. W. Simpson in seconding tie
nomination are worthy of mention.
Charles A. Miller, the nominee,
was born in [arrisburg in 1850,
June 28 ; was ivstructed in the pub
lic schools of the city, and is by
trade a printer, holding at present
the responeible position of foreman
of the Daily 7eclegraph composing
room; he has served »8 a member
of Common Council from the Eighth
ward, also on the City Executive
Committee, and iz at present a mem
ber of Select Council from the
Eighth ward. As a city legislator
he bhas shown rare ability, ecver
watchful of his constituents’ interests
and the interest of the people in
general. In view of the important
changes desired by the city, which
must come through the Legislature,
no better sclection of a representa
tive conld be made, as he knows pre
cisely what the city needs; as a de
bater he is thoughtful and convincing
in argument, and we predict his clec
tion by a rousing majority.
County Convention.
All day Monday and late into the
night and early Tuesday morning
crowds of men assembled along
Market street in front of the Motter
house, the Lochiel hotel and the
Court House. It the City Conven
tion marked an epoch in city politics,
the County Convention was not a
whit less marked in county polities.
The casual observer could discover
that wire-pulling was being carried
on upon every hand, and the large
number of delegates in the field
made it certain that some kind of‘
a combination was being fixed up,
and that somebody was going to be
beautifully left. In and out among
the delegates conld be seen the
snowy white beard of Senator A
J. Herr, now locked arms with one
county delegate, now grasping the
hand with a politicians’ grip of an
other, while smiles played about his
firmly set lips an< words of oil flowed
in streams from them. Jackson, how.
ever, was not secen during the whole
day locked arms with a colored dele_
gate, or did the accustomed con
temptible curl of his lip loose its
thoughtfulness whenever a dark
hued delegate heaved into sight,
he reached the colored delegates
through that class of colored men
who delight in basking in the sun
shine of a word of recognition by
such lofty men as himself, but
some of the colored delegaves thought
that if Mr. Herr felt himself too good
to lock arms with them and walk up
the street he could not reach them
«through a tool. The old adage that
when you go a gunning shoot for
yourse'f would perhaps have worked
well had the Senator applied it in this
case. While Mr. Herr was over
looking the colored delegates, or
rather having some of his colored
friends to look after them, Hon. A.
F. Thompson of Lykens, fearing that
be would not strike the delegates,
gave a nod of recognition and ex
tecded a friendly hand to every col
ored man he met.
The Convention assembled in the
Court House, at 10 a. m. Tuesday
morning, and S. J. M. McCarroll was
clected permavent chairman. After
a speech returning thanks for the
honor and arouscing the enthusiasm
of the Convention, by refering to the
majority Dauphin county would give
for Blaine and Logan and the whole
Republican ticket.
The following resolution electing
secretaries was passed unanimously :
Resolved, That Dr. W. C. Baker,
ol Hummelston ; John W. Hoffmao,
of Lykens township, and Joseph J.
Pilkay, of Harrisburg, be and are
hereby nominated and elected as the
gecretaries of this Convention.
Nominations were next it order,
and Chairman McCarrell offered the
following resolution, which was
unanimously agreed to:
. Resolved, That J. M. Wiestling,
Eeq., of the city of Harrisburg, is
the choice of the Republican party of
Dauphin county for Representative
in Congress from the XlVth Con
gressional district, and he is hereby
placed in nomination by this conven
tion, subject to the action of the Re
publican District Conferance, with
full authority to relect his c¢wn con
The sdoption was loudly applaud
Nominations for State Senator were
next, and llon. A. J. Herr, of Har
risburg, and Hon. A. F. Thompson,
of Lykens, were placed before the
convention. Thke ballot proceeded
amid the greatest silence, and resulted
as follows :
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TR, .. .t viaess .gD
The avnouncement of Mr. Thomp
gon’s nomination was received with
cheers for “The Mir . Boy,” and
great entnusiasm was manifest.
After the ballot was announced
Mr. Herr walked over to where the
Eighth ward delegates were seated
and indignantly shook his fist in the
face of Hamilton Newman, a colored
delegate, accusing him of treachery ;
turning arourd he also accused Major
J. W. Simpson of promises to deliver
certain. ‘goods which the alderman
didn’t have handy. Aldermau Simp
son gave him all he had, which was
his own vote, and now regrets that
he gave that.
The convention then proceeded to
vote for members of the Legislature
from the Upper and Lower ends of
the county, the successful candidates
being J. W. Rife, ot Middletown, and
J. B. Seal, of Millersburg.
The names of K. A. Hess, Wash
ington; John W. Deibler, Miffin,
and Judge Isaac Mumma, of Lower
Swatara, were placed before the con
vention for the nomination for sheriff.
The first ballot resulted as follows :
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Judge Mumma was declared the
nominee for sheriff, and the an
nouncement was heartily applauded.
E. J. Jones of the Fourth ward
was nominated by acclamation for
county treasurer. ”
The greatest interest, perhaps, was
centered inthe nomination for County
Commissioners. There was an un
usual number of candidates present
ed, as follows: I. W. Clemson,
Middle Paxton; J. A. Slentz, Harris
burg; M. R. Keiper, Washington;
Cornelius Bixler, Jackson; John J.
Hargest, Harrisburg; William Kline,
Halifax; C. L. Gingrich, London-
Derry ; Joseph Umholtz; Lykens;
Daniel Metz, Swatara; John A. Fox,
Lower Paxton. Before proceeding
to a ballot the name of Mr. Fox was
The convention decided to nomi
nate the Lower End Commissioner
first, and the ballot resulted in Mr.
Gingrich receiving the nomination.
For County Commissioner from
the Upper End, the first ballot re
sulted in Cornelius Bixler receiving
the highest number of votes.
During the ballot the Harrisburg
delegates stuck to their candidates,
being divided between Sientz and
The contest for the nomination for
Recorder brought out five candidates,
Messrs. Philip C. Swab, of Williams
town; Christian W. Lyneb, H. S.
Sourbier, John L. Owens and Charles
Crone, all of Harrisburg. The bal
loting was watched with consider-
able interest, because it was consid
ered anybody’s fight, and all of the
cardidates were good men.
When tbe clerks footed up the
vote it was found that Swab received
54 votes, Lynch 19, Sourbier 6,
Owens 3 and Crone 30, making in
all 112 votes, just two more than
there were in the convention. The
Chair deciGed that this was irregu
lar, and ordered another ballot. Pre
vious to voting, however, the name
of H. S. Sourbier was withdrawn.
The second ballot resulted as fol
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None of the candidates having re—
ceived a majority of the votes cast, a
gecond ballot was ordered.
The second ballot was taken and
resuited as follows:
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MRS s e
Mr. Swab was declared the nomi
nee for Recorder and Clerk ot Or
phans’ Court, and his friends gave
three cheers over the result.
Adam 11. Shope was nominated
for Director of the Poor, and the
nominee for Auditor was George W.
Fox. After a long continued session
the convention adjourned sive die.
In Union There is Strength—The
Call For State Convention.
Prrrssura, Pa., July 2, 1884.
Whuereas, The condition of the
colored people of the State of I’enn
sylvania, political, industrial, educa.
tional, social, &c., is highly unsatis.
factory, and
Whereas, their disorganization
prevents them from wielding that
power which properly belongs to
Resolved, That we, the Executive
Committec of Allegheny county,
urge the colored people of the State,
who are interested in the general
progress of the race, to call county
conventions and elect delegates to
the State Convention to be held in
the city of Pittsburg, August 26th
and 27th, to take into consideration
the above-named object, and to effect
a union throughout the State.
Rev. G. W. W, Jexkins,
Rev. J. W. Freemay,
G. W. Massky,
Rev. T. J. Smrrs,
Hox. J. C. Devenx, Esq.,
Celebration of the Emancipation
Proclamation by the People
of Elmira, N. Y.
Spocial to Toe STATE JOURNAL.
Ervira, N. Y., Ang. 14.
The colored people of this city, as
sisted by Williamsport, Pa., Waver
ly, N. Y., Norwich, N. Y., and other
adjacent towns, had a perfect gala
day here on Tuesday, celebrating the
emancipation of the slaves in. 1863.
A large parade was given, participa
ted in by the following organizitions:
Fiftieth Regiment Band.
Sumner Literary Club, Ithaca.
Young Men’s Social Club.
Williamsport Band.
Palmer Guards, Syracuse.
Williamsport Club.
Tioga ITose Band, Waverly.
Rescue Hook and Ladder Company,
Protection Hose Company, Horse
: Carriages.
Many of the citizens decorated
their residences in honor of the occa
sion, and on every hand treated the
visitors with the utmost courtesy.
Hon, J. R. Lynch was the orator
of the day and delivered an appropri
ate oration in the presence of a vast
crowd of people.
Miss Abbie Kean read Lincoln’s
Emancipation Proclamation, and the
same lady gave a public reading be
fore a large audience in one of the
city halls. The press speaks highly
of her as an elocutionist.
The festivities wound up with a
grand ball in the evening at Military
Hall, which was attended by nearly
two hundred couple.
The committee of arrangements
consisted of Messra. Albert A. Jones,
George Mann, George Van Cleaf,
Fred Matthews and William W.
West, of Elmira. The dancing was
under the charge of a floor commit
tee composed of Professor William
H. Allen, Ithaca; William Hall,
Watkios; Robert Hawkins, Bloss
barg ; Frank DeMott, Binghampton;
William Condol, Elmira; Charles
Kelly, Williamsport ; Thomas Gardi
ner, Union, and William Mayberry,
Waverly. Excellent music was far
nished and the night was thoroughly
The Boston Zranscript says that
Professor Greener is to write a book
Black Diamond City.
Wiikes Barre, Pa., August 18.
The earthquake on Sunday wue
quite distinctly felt in this city.
Mre, J. R. Kennedy snd family
left here for Sea Cliff, L. I, last
Wednesday, to spend a few weeks
They were accompanied as far as
New York by Mr. Kennedy.
Miss M. Ella Williams departed for
Shepherdstown, W. Va, last Satur
day, to visit relatives. She will also
visit Martiosburg and Philadelphia
ere she returns home.
Mrs. Lizzie Howard and children
went to Mechanicsburg last Saturday
to Rojourn a few weeks among rela
Mr. Samuel Andrew left for Au
burn, N. Y., last Saturday, or a busi
ness {rip.
Mrs. S, Soyder is quite ill; also
Mr. R. T, Throckmorton. We hope
they may soon recover.
Mr. George W. Generals was
among the several colored gentlemen
who attended the encampment at
Gettysburg last week.
Mr. John Ferman, who left here
last May to try his forfune in East—
ern New York, returned last week,
expressing himself -as favorably
pleased with the place, but “there i 3
no place like home.”
Uncle Henry Brown, of whom we
mentioned in our last communication
as being vety low, we deeply regret
to announce is gradually sinking.
Mary, daughter of Mr, DPeter
Bates, died yesterday morning after
a lingering illness of consumption.
The ne plus ultra picnic of the sea
son under the auspices of Anthracite
Lodge 1629, G. U. O. of O. F., will
be held at Luzerne grove on Wed
nesday, September 3d. This grove
affords fine facilities for pleasure
reckers Good music will be on
hand. None need be encumbered
with baskets, as a large committee
will furpish all in the line of eat
ables. Come one come all; let's go to
Luzerne grove and have a jolly time.
A gurprise party was given at the
residence of Mr. David Wilson, 34
Wright's street, last Friday evening,
the occasson being the 34th birthday
of Mrs. Wilson. Quite a large num
ber of ladies and gentlemen assem-.
bled. The presents were many and
handsome. The table was bounte
ously loaded, and after a sumptuous
repast they took their departure for
their several homes, wishing the re
turn of many more such pleasant oc
Mrs Sarah Howard will return
home to day at Berketsville, I'reder
ick county, Md. She will be accom
panied by her son, Emanuel, who
expects to return on Saturday.
Call for a State Convention of Jer
sey Colored Men.
Trexton, N. J., Ang. 13, 1884,
WrEREas, as the two leading par
ties have announced their platforms
and nominated their respective candi
dates for the P’residency of the Uni
ted States, and
Resolved, The colored people of
the State of New Jersey should form
some solid basis upon which they
ghall work for their future political
and educational welfare, and
Resolved, This advancement can
best be sccomplished by a union of
the various counties. In the States
we call upon the counties to elect del
egates to represent them in the State
convention on Tuesday. August 26th
at Trenton, N. J. ;
Now let the county associations call
their meetings immediately and elect
two delegates to attend the State
A Colored Philanthropist
: BavLriore, Aug. 13.
For the first time in the history of
this State, and, as far as known, in
the United States, a colored man be
comes the founder of an instiution of
charity for the benefit of members of
his race. The philanthropist is Sol
omon McCabe, of this city, who died
a few days ago. He was for many
years a barber in the basement of the
Mansion House, and by industry and
thrift accumulated a snug fortune of
about $75,000. By his will, proba
ted to-day, he leaves his residence to
the trustees of Bethel and Trinity
African Methodist Episcopal Church
es, to be nsed as a home for aged col
ored people. He also gives a gener
ous endowment to the home, and at
the death of his married daughters
all his property is to go to this ob
To Receive Archbishop Ryan.
Rev. Father Walsh, of Philadelphia,
administrator of the diocese, is forming a
committee of clergymen to meet Arch
bishop Ryan at Harrisburg on his journey
to Philadelphia, and the committee of
laymen is being organized by Rev,
Stephen Farrally on behalf of the Cath
olic club, %
Crowds at the Seaside—Political
Recognition — People at the
Atraxtic City, N. J., Aug. 14.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable
appearance of the weather Saturday
and Sunday the past there or four
days have witnessed the largest influx
to Atlantic City that we have had
this season. Saturday’s trains were
greater in number than apy previous
Saturday, while those of Sunday and
Monday exceeded all former records.
There were more people on the
boardwalk Sunday eveniog than the
oldest inhabitant remembered to have
ever before seen at one time at high
tide. It was almost impossible to
maks one’s way through the throngs,
and wide as the boardwalk is there
was scarcely a place for a mile in
length where one was not compelled
to carefuily c¢lbow his way through
the crowd. At some points the scene
was grand and people stood for hours
and jocked upon it with awe and ad
miration. Io front of the ocean par
lor bath house the picture was pecu
liarly interesting. The eleetric light
gent its rays far out over the ccean ;
the angry waves came in and struck
against the breakwater, sending their
silvery sprays some forty feet up into
the air and ocecasionally sprinkling
those who had ventured too near the
edge of the water to have a better
view of the beautiful scene.
Large crowds of people are still
coming here ; the sir is now cqnable
and strengthening and gives life and
hope to the invalid. T also notice in
my walks that there is a Blaine and
Logan Club with a membership of
nearly two hundred. The club will
be uniformed and they propose to
take part in the torchlight procession
in this section of the State. Accord
ing to the census of 1880 there is in
the State of New Jersey a colored
population of thirty-eight thousand
seven hundred and ninety-six.
Heretofore we have been, as it
were, without recognition ¢8 a politi
cal element in the governmect of the
Commonwealth. Kunowing that we
cannot be raised to the plane of polit
ical, educaticnal and religious ceuali
ty, only by personal effort and unity
of purpose and action, we desire to
bring the best minds together prepa
ratory to leading the colored voters
of this State to work, and vote to the
best interest and the well being of
the Commonwealth of New Jersey
and the States.
Mr. Jobhn Turner, the tonsorial ar
tist, 18 doing the grand thing at A. R.
Coots’ shaving and hair cutting sa
Atlantic City is the Mecea of poli
ticians and the seaside home of those
of moderate means.
Men find it easier to scale a fence
than to scale a fish; but with women
it 18 just the opposite.
The man who beat an egg is mean
enough to whip cream, thresh wheat
or lick a postage stamp.
Owing to the dull season here®ome
of the proprietors now charge guests
extra for mosquito bites,
At Crinroxy Corrace-—Madame V.
Odell, Montgomery, N. Y.; Mr. and
Mrs. James Harris, Baltimore, Md.;
Misses Maggie and Rose Jacques,
Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. F. J. Shadd and
daughter, Washington, D. C.; Mrs.
H. E. Bell, Washington, D. C.; Mr.
Joseph E. Hill, I. Ware, Philadel
phia; Mrs. L. Whitehead, New York;
Mrs. W. Bell, Pittsburg; Mrs. U. M.
Burks, Louisville; Mrs. M. E. George,
Connecticut; Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Pulsner and daughter, Allentown
Pa; Mrs. J. A. Purnell, Camden;
Mrs. S. D. Brown, St. Louis; Mrs.
E. J. Anderson, Washington; Miss
G. Wright, Springfield, Ill; John
Dorham, 8. Baker, Mrs. Andrew Ste
vens, son and daughter, FPhiladel
phia; Miss M. Clark, Pittsburg; Miss
Florence Lewis, Miss Dora H. Cole,
Henry Tanner, Philadelphia; Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Wilson, Mrs. P. Ray
mond Williams, New York; D. D.
Brown and wife, Baltimore; H. W.
Williams, Washington.
Ar Haverow House— Abraham
McKinney, wife and chiid, J. B.
Adger, George H. Brees, Andrew
Moore, Lewis Moore, E. E. Green
wood, C. Woodland, Walter Mar
shall, Philadelphia; Mrs. Giles, War
ren Giles, Brooklyn, N. Y.; T. A.
Wanamaker, Albany, N. Y.
Ar Suvmxer Corrace—Mr. Cert
man, Philadelphia; Miss ¥. Bradley,
Henry Bradley, Harrisburg; [Charles
Fisher and wife, New York; James
Jordan, Philadelphis; Rev. Baker,
Pittsburg; Mr. Dorsey and wife, Mr.
Youhewing and wife, Philadelphia.
There is a colored man in Georgia
who is said to possess $750,000 in 4
per cent, and 120,000 in 3% per cent
United States Bonds.
Blaine and Logan Club—Exour
sion to Elmira.
- Wiriamsporr, Aug. 13, 1884.
Tuesday morving, at the depot,
presented a scene of much life, it
being the occasion of the long antic
ipated excursion to Elmira. Lad
and lasse, dude and dudess, grave
and gay—all forming one of the mer
riest groups that has ever left Wik
liamsport ~Among the most conspic -
uous were Bro. Mike Davis, with K
green goggles, white beaver, and im
perial burnsides, giving him the ap.
pearance of an KEnglish nobleman
Africa; Madam Black, with her tall
graceful form, fashiorably attired in
a handsome black silk ; and Miss
C——, or better known as *“Sweet
Violet,” with a box of choice blos
soms, “ winging her way amid sun
shine and flowers, bright and beauti
ful as the lillies of the field”; a gen.
tleman ga'lantly went to get a cover
for the box of Sweet Violet, but was
left by the train. An excursion ticket
to Bellefonte, Raturday, will cost
The Blaine and Logan Club took
their grand excursion, which had
been the talk and the topic of con
versation for the past four wecks, and
started for the famous city of Elmira.
After a littie confusion on the part ot"
some of the excursionists the engine J
gave her final toot and we was away
to the garden State. As the train
was gpeeding on her way you could ‘
hear remarks of different ones, “we'll
paint the town red when we get
there.” As the train sped along the
smooth track of the Northern Central
the first stop we made {as at Troy, ‘
when one of the members of the
Club got off to ramble about the
green fields and to do the town oii
Troy, the train rung ready to start
and the gentleman was'nt, so he got
left. Poor Eleck, we were sorry for
you, but we could not stop up. Upon
arriving at Eimira we were escorted
to the Dawson llouse, where we
were received with hearty welcome.
Your correspondent, together with
Mr. Snowden of Elmira, avd Mr.
Black of Williamsport, entered the
Rathbura louse with the intentione
of playing a game of billiards, but
when the proprietor iniormed us that
our color was not permitted to enter, (
we wanted to know the resson why,
be informed us on the account of
color. .
The feature of the day at Elmira
was the oration of Mr. Lynch, who
spoke well in the full interest of his
race. Your correspoudent had the
pleasure of conversing with Mr.
Lynch, and he seemed to be a whole
souled man. Miss Abbey Keen, of
Syracuse, N. Y., read the proclam:-
tion in fine style. This lady is as
fine an elocutionist as your scribe has
met for some time. After the day’s
programme was completed the even
ing exercises were consisted of ball
festival and lectures. The Williams
port delegation, which numbered ore
hundred and ome, started for their
home at nine o'clock. You could
here expressions from all what a good
time we have had.
Your correspondent and Mr. Black
were treated with great hospitality by
Mr. Henry Reidmyer, of 140 Water
Among the throng of people that
were seen we picked out one of our
old Williamsport boys, Mr. William
Woodyear, who is residing in New
York city. The gentleman seemed
to be enjoying himself in great style.
Persons going to visit Eimira
should stop at the Davison Ilouse,
as Mr. Davisoa, the proprietor, will
treat you with the best hospitality,
H. W. C.
Camp Meeting.
A train will leave the Cumberland
Valley depot to-morrow morning at
8 a. m. for Messmers woods, where a
camp-meeting i 8 now in progress un
der the direction of Rev. J. E. Price,
of Shippensburg.
Services will be held during the
day and will be participated in by
Rev. J. E. Price, Prof. William
Howard Day, Rev. Ross, of Cham
bersburg, Rev. David, of Shippens
Persons desiring to spend the sab
bath in this delighiful grove will take
advantage of this cheap excursion.
Fare for the round trip, 80 cents.
Couldn’t Make no Colonel Out of Hiin,
From the Wall Street News.
Yesterday afternoon a Newport man
sent his colored porter from his place of
business to his bouse with a finely-bred
month-old Newfoundland pup, a present
from a gentleman friend. The lady had
gsome female company when the baby
dog arrived. “Oh! isn’t he just too cute
for apything?”’ exclaimed one. ““What's
his name?”’ asked another. ‘‘He hasn’t
got no name yet missus.”” ““‘Oh! I’ll call
him ‘Colonel!’”’ exclaimed the wife.
“Yes, but, missus, ye Kkaint make no
Kunnel out of l'Lim: he hain’t dat kind
ob a dog,” replied the grinning darkey.
NO. 10
Scissored from @ur Many BEx
changes and Condensed for
Ready Reading.
Bishop A. W. Wayman is at home
for the summer. W ‘- wade an
extensive Episcopa’ © "
A Cleveland e sQU e o
compozed emire;?_w' £ 1 n .PIR;I‘_(;—I;?H;BZ‘?
h_a‘spbeen started Ty o the Indep~iies §
.. members to be- doks or g¢ V"
s G O Atwen, Ly L
«eoui 1l at San Domingoy- expected
in Boston next month,
* A colored .. in Melbourne,
Australia is said to be worth over
four muivi. lars.
Before long there will be colored
colored conductors on one of the
street rallwaye.— Philadelphia In
deperdent. It should have been
done long betore.
Ben. F. larkness, colored, four
teen years old, in a fit of despond
ency, threw himself in front of a
moviog train, at Westchester, Pa.,
and was killed.
Amanda Cooper, colored, attempt
ed suicide at Middleport, Ohio, last
week, by shooting at herself with a
revolver, and by the use of arsenic.
Unsnceessful. Religious excitement.
A colored man named Romeo, who
is wedded to a girl of his race called
Juliet. The couple have twins whom
they have named Romulus and
Remus, sud the fami'y are conveyed
to church on Sunday by a horse
named Pontius Pilate,
In the Chicago Post Office there
are six colored mailing clerks, one
colored registry clerk and ten colored
letter earrier.
E. W. Glass‘ Republican, constable
of the IHopkinsville, Ky., District
was re elected, by defeating J. W.
Yencey, white Democrat, 242 ma
jerity. John Boyd, Republican, was
elected Sherifl,
Mr. George Parker, of the New
York G'lobe, has sold his interest to
Rev. W. B. Derrick, of the TWest
Indian Abroad.
Mr. William Still, the ecolored
anthor and leader of Philadelphia,
repudiates the interview in which he
was credited with the expression of
a determination to support Cleveland
and Ilendricks, and says it has no
foundation in fact.
Newsy Briefs Gathered for Our
Miss Bella Terry aud Miss Lena
Thomas visited Bethlehem last week.
Mr. David Gibson, the “ old salt,”
while camping out at Gettysburg last
week severely injured himself by roll
ing out of his hammock, striking the
ground with so much force as to
ciuse a slight dislocation of the right
About twenty of the colored Re
publican voters of this city met at
Stauffer's Hall onlast Thureday night
and organized a Blaine and Logan
Club. The following officers were
elected : President, T. M. Seidle;
Secretary and Treasarer, A. L. Still;
Marshal, John Sipple. Now let the
officers znd members of the club
come to the front and subscribe for
the Srtare JourNar, the colored
man’s organ.
Mrs. S. M. Murry, a member of the
American Board of Missions, of New
York, preached an eloquent sermon
to a large audience in the A. M. E.
Church on last Sunday night. Sheis
on her way home from a twenty
month’s tour throngh the Southern
States, where she hss been preaching
in groves, churches and halls. On
Monday night she lectured to another
very large audience ; lier subject was:
“ From the Cradle ty the Grave.”
Mrs. Murry is a very talented lady
and an earpest speaker.
Howard Bower, the phenominal
pitcher_ of the Crescent base bali
club, is rusticating at Bethlehem.
The Crescent base-ball club, of
this city, would like to hear from the
Olympics of Harrisburg. Wake up,
Major, and let us hear from you.
Mré. Kate Ringold, of I’hiladel
phia, is in oar city, the guest ot her
gister, Mrs. Charles Walker.
Mrs. T. M. Cornish and Mrs. Jacob
Johnson have gore to Allentown to
spend a week.
Camp Mesting
The West Harrisburg Mission, A.
M. E. Zion Church, wiil hold a cxmp
meeting in Lebman’s Grove (Leba
non), beginning Tuesday, August 19,
continning until the 28th. Rev. K.
J. Daniels, of Wesley Cturch, this
city, W. Chase, of Elmira, N. Y,, S.
H. Slater, Middletown, Pa., and W.
A. Hslbert, of Marysville, Pa., will
assist. Fare for round trip, $1.15.
Rev. W. 11. . PuorNix,

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