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IN CONVENTION IN SMOKEY
UITY.
The Parade of the Order—Banner
Fresentation—Who
Were There.
Special to the STATE JOURNAL.
Prirmssure, September 11.—While
the mercury is climbing up into the
nineties and in the midst of smoke
and dust of this hot city the United
Order of Odd Fellows are holding
there district convention notwith
standing. While a season when the
the atmosphere wonld be pleas
anter it must be remembered
that the convention does not
meet here every year. There may
be hotter places than Pittsburg, but
I hope my walks in life will be so
circumspect that I will not be con
signed there. The distriot lodge as
sembled in the select council cham
ber, which was tendered them, at
10 A. M. Tuesday, when the follow
ing delegates responded to roll call :
Lodges 711 and 893, Samuel Jones
and Isaac FPurnell, Fhiladelphia; 896,
B. 8. Jones, Harrisburg; 901, W,
Taylor; 904, Adam Attlee, Philadel
phia; 1025, Emanuel Jackson; 1122,
Wm. Harris; 1305, A. J. Carter;
1306, Wm. Still, Reading; 1430,
Thomas Hardy; 1436, J. H. John
son, B. Dougberty; 1441, Hans
Shadd, Philadelphia; 1497, G. John
son; 1515, John J. Ridgiley; 1527,
Wm. Chapman; 1535, H. M. Byrd;
1858, C. E. Slaughter; 1980, Wm.
M. Biggs, Gettysburg; 2052, Douglas
Collivs; 2205, S. A, Williams, Ger
mantown; 2213, Rufus Foster; 2402,
Lewis Redeout; 2466, Wm. Henson;
2496, S. W. Bell; 2512, Geo. S.
Smith. After the transaction of
routine business, with District Mas
ter J. B. Matthews in the chair, the
various committees were appointed.
Pending the committees’ report
speeches were made by Hans Shadd
and Samuel Jones, of Philadelphia,
Mr. James Johnson, of Pittsburg,
making the welcome address. Upon
the reports of the committees the
permanent organization was effected,
with Rev. W. H. Wilson, chairmanp;
Rev. I Purpell, vice chairman; John
Anderson, assistant secretary; war
den, James Smith, Pittsburg; guar
dian, Rev. B. 8. Jones, Harrisburg;
chaplain, Hans Shadd, Philadelphia,
after which the convention adjourned
until 2 » »m Upon reassembling
invitations were read from the ladies
of Pittsburg to attend a banner pres
entation, also an invitation to attend
the B. M. C. at Cincinnati, which
convenes in October. District Mas
ter J. B. Matthews then delivered
his annual address, which was a mas
terly effort. The report of Secretary
Stafford showed the remarkable in
crease of the crder, reporting a state
membership of over 2,000 members,
50 lodges and 17 Households of Ruth.
Also the rapid decrease in the lodge’s |
indebtedness. After the treasurer’s
report Messrs. Atlee, Still and Tay
lor were appointed as an auditing
committee. The supervisor's report
was read, after which the conven
tion adjourned until 7 r.m. When
the convention reconvened the com
mittee reported the following officers
for the ensuing year; J. B. Matthews,
by acclamation, district master; John
Anderson, Pittsburg, D. P. M. Jos,
Stafford, of Marietts, and W. H.
Still, of Reading, were nominated
for secretary, the vote standing Staf
ford 15, Still 11. W. H. Still was
then elected treasurer by acclamation
and H. Ridgeley D. M., after which
adjourned until 10 A. ». Wednesday.
BANNER PESENTATION.
A handsome banner was presented
to Industry Lodge, 1535, by the
ladies of Pittsburg. The presenta
tion speech was made by Miss Annie
Burke and was received by Mr.
David Dorsey, of Industry Lodge.
WEDNESDAY'S SESSION.
When the convention asB".mbled
Wednesday morning mary of the
delegates looked as Yiough their
night's rest had not refreshed them
much. The sun vame forth in all
her glory and the soot and smoke
asscended combined and mixed itself
into sticky paste which worked ruin
ation to any thing like white. The
Springfield, Ohio, Patriarchs visited
the convention in a body and were
respectfully received. The officers
were duly installed, after which ad-
Jjournment followed to meet at Gettys
burg in September, 1885,
THE PARADE.
The event of the day was the
grand parade. The streets were
crowded with a prespiring mass of
people who had assembled along the
route of procession, which moved at
130 r. . Nearly one thousand
men were in line, headed by the dis
trict lodge on horseback, proceeded
by the chief marshal J, M. Johnson
and a squad of police; then followed
the visiting patriarchs from Philadel
phia and Springfield, Ohio, the past
grand masters councils and the visit
ing lodges. The procession was met
with evidences of approval along the
route, marching in splendid order
and commanding much attention.
The heat was oppressive and the
men in line felt it keenly. The
patriarchs presented an elegant ap
pearance and were {requently ap
plauded, the bandsome uniforms be
ing much admired. Upon arriving
at the exposition grounds the exerci
‘ses were opened with an able oration
by Rev. C. Asbury,of Wheeling, Va.,
On the Benefits and Beauties of Odd
Fellowship. The contest for the
state banner was engaged in by the |
Philadelphia, Allegheny and Pitts
burg patriarchs and was witnessed by a
large nuamber of persons. The prize
contest for $5O in gold, which was to
have taken place atthe colosseum
and in which the Springfield patriarchs
was to participate, did not come off
in time for my letter. The meeting
of the district lodge, the parade and
in fact the entire demonstration was
a grand success and marks another
grand era in the history of Odd Fel
lowship in this state. ~ S. H. W.
McCONNELLSBURG.
McConNELLSBURG, Sept. 8.
Tue Srate JournaL comes to the
members of our race in this commu
nity as the manna came to the won
dering children of Israel.
By reason of private and personal
consideration I have been unable to
greet you with a financial compliment,
and earnest of our appreciation of
your enterprise, but I will do so in
the near future.
The colored people of Fulton coun
ty are all young and wide-awake to
the izsues and the duties that the new
order of things has called them to
assume.
The remorseless reaper has cat
down nearly all the hoary headed in
our midst, if we except old George
Burk and his bettor half.
Time was when the colored men
in the Cove could be led by the nose
by every psendo politician who lived
on their patronage and labor, and
made them believe that their sunrage
was a boon that should be used in
their especial behalf, but alas their
reign is over, and the glory of their
star has grown dim. They are grad
ually awakenin g to the fact that the
colored man is a thinking animal,
whose brain is as unshackeled as his
ankies.
Quite an enjioyable occasion was
the picnic on Ruvy’s Hill, near Mell
vain’s. It is a pretty place and a
favorite summer resort, for all in
search of health, pure air, pure water
and all the in‘oxicating properties
dame nature scatters with lavish hand
from the mountadn top are here, and
little wonder that the gathering there
was one and that will live long as a
pleasure of memory.
I presume your Mercersburg cor
respondent gave you an account of
the picnic at Myers’ Grove, Cove
Gap, Franklin county, Pa. It wasa
guccess in point of members, and the
best of order prevailed. A large
number of white friends encouraged
the affair by thek r presence, and gave
it an air of sociability that was cer
tainly productive of much good.
Rev. Alexander Watson opened the
day with appropriate devotional ex
ercises, and h’'is remarks to his hear
ers were liste med to with marked at
tention by the many who in heart
prayed that the days of the aged
minister wounld be long in the land.
The coramittee of arr angements, Jos.
Caution, Peter Peters. o, Michael Of
fitt, dese:rve especial m. 2ntion for their
admirrble and judicioi® conduct of
affair 3,
A Convention of Colored Mcn
Calied by the Lamar County
Immigration Society.
The colored citizens of Texas, and
other States, desiring to participate,
are invited to meet on Saturday, Sep
tember 27, 1884, in the city of Paris,
Texas, at 12 o'clock, to take in con
sideration the following questions:
1. The educstional advantages of
the colored people.
2. Accumulation of wealth.
3. Buy large tracts of land and im
migrate in a body.
4. The °Ppre§sed. condition of the
colored man.
5. The best way of obtaining the
full rights of American citizens.
EXECUTIVE (COMMITTEE :
Creed Rayford, J. Fincher,
Jeff Pogue, Thomas Wilburn,
Geo. Stephens, Peter Rose,
Anderson Sattoa, A. F. A, Polk.
Mise Bmoks‘,waf-livagersb?;vn, Md.,
is the guest of Miss Maggie Doug-~
lass.
HARRISBURG, PENNA. SATURDAY,
HOWARD’S LETTER,
PRIMARY ELECTIONS—WHAT
THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT.
Political Clubs to the Front-
When the Social Season
Opens.
Puiraperruia, September 11.
It is too hot to talk politics or any
thing else, and if colder weather does
not soon come this way it will find
us a roasted mass.
On Tuesday next the primaries
take place, and on Wednesday the
nominating conventions will be held
and the candidates for the local offices
will be chosen, and if the leaders will
note the feeling that is manifested
they will be careful in their selection.
As I said before the people are op
posed to slated candidates, and will
make a gallant fight against any
glated candidate.
On Tuesday evening the West End
Association, of the Fifth ward, at
tended the banner raising of the
Blaine and Logan club of the Eighth
ward. They were escortea by the
West End Drum Corps, and were
marshalled by John H. Davis, W. T.
Jones and James Steward.
On Saturday evening the Blaine
and Logan club, of the Seventh ward,
had a banner raising at the head
quarters on South Kleventh street, at
which time the prominent politicians
of the city were present and made
addresses.
On Wednesday evening the M. S,
Quay club will have a grand ratifica
tion meeting ; among those to speak
are Miles Tucker, Thomas Murray,
Henry K. Boyer, Stephen Gibzon, C.
J. Perry, George W. Gardiner, Col.
A. Wilson Norris, Capt. Leabourn,
George Perrie and Capt. Junior.
The Delmonico Assembly, No. 1,
will have a benefit at Chestnut Street
Theatre, on September 30th, and a
rousing crowd is- expected.
R. W. Strange, the rising young
elocutionist, i 8 making preparations
to appear in select readings in con
junction with Miss Harper. Their
leading selection will be the “Lyons
Mail.”
Among those attending the Odd
Fellows’ convention from this city
were Hans Shadd and wife, J. B,
Mathews, J Onm Iy, Allel, INI viapos,
Adam Atlee, J. Parnell, W. H. Har
ris, W. Taylor and S. A. Williams.
They were highly pleased with the
reception given them, and returned
home on Thursday morning.
Benjamin Sayfes will enter Har
vard College this fall.
The Blaine and Logan ciub's ex
cursion to Lakeside Park on Wednes
day was a success, and a large num
ber were carried.
Covenant Lodge, No. 895, G. U.
0. of O. F., gave a grand excursion
to Lakeside Park, on Thursday, and
an enjoyable time was had. A great
many went down with the Lodge.
The season at the various seaside
and mountain rasérts is drawing to a
close, and the many persons absent
from the city during the summer
months are returning, and the season
for concerts, receptions and other
indoor amusements is here again.
Among the first in the field will be
the reception of the Grey Invincibles,
at Musical Fund Hall, September
95th, and a good time will be had.
HowArb.
Wwill Run Independent.
Mr. Charles Crone, feeling ag
grieved at the treatment received at
the late county convention, has an
nounced himself as a candidate for
Recorder. Mr. Crone needs no in
troduction to the voters of this coun
ty, or is it necessary to give the par
riculars which led to his recent de
feat, suffice it to say that any repub
lican voter having been set aside as
Mr. Crone was might feel justified
in taking exceptions to thetreatment.
Me, Orone is highly respected and
will roceive the support of a great
many vote."® who are .tired of good
men being 836 UP simply to be
knocked down like teR PInS.
There is not a man ig Harrisburg.
whom the colored vote’® Waited
longer for a chance to vote for than
Mr. Alfred Slentz. They will have
a chance to show their appreciation
for this gentleman as he is now out
for county commissioner. BY his
election the entering wedge will be
made into that stronghold of Mikle
ism and Moyerism, We_have had a
long dose of the Moyers and the
election of such men as Ginrich and
Bixler would only be a repetition of
the old ways and no advantage to
the colored voters. Having voted
long enough to please some one else
it is time to vote to please ourselves.
Miss Ida Thompson, of Carlisle,
spent several days in the burg this
week.
CARLISLE,
Newsy Briefs and Personals from
a Corresdondent.
Special to the JOURNAL.
Caruisie, August 10,
9 o'clock A. M., and 94 in the
shade.
Robinson’s circus shows to dsy.
The town is full of people.
Cubit Dart is here.
Joseph Ceifus and Miss Kate
Walker were married by Rev. Robin
son at his residence on West street
on last Sunday evening. ]
Invitations are also out for the
marriage of Charles Smith and Miss
Ida Jordan, on Thursday evening the
11th instant. We hear of others too
numerous to mention.
Now is the winter of our discontent,
We'll steal our chips and pay no rent
EQUAL RIGHTS,
A petition was presented in the
court yesterday morning, the reading
of which excited some comment.
David Brandt, Exq., of Newville, pre
sented it. It was the petition of
Warren Carter, of the North ward,
Newville, in which is stated that he
is the faiher of four children between
the ages of six and twenty-one years;
he has made application to the direc
tors, Messrs. B. I. Shullenberger, J.
D. Huntsberger. A. Byers, J. N.
Woodburn, W. B. Oiler acd J. C,
Claudy for admission to the North
Ward white school, which they re
fuged on account of their color. The
petition was for a writ of mandsmus
to admit or show cause why the same
should not be donme. The Court
granted a rule as prayed for, return
able on Thursday, October 21. That
is the right way to do it. Success to
Mr. Carter. |
About six gentlemen of the G. U.
0. of O. F,, left for Pittsburg, Pa., to
attend the convention held there this
week.
Excursion from Martinsburg,
Nearly three hundred excursionists
accompanied by the Shepardstown,
Va., band arrived here on Thursday.
Upon their arrival they marched to
Keystone hall, where an entertain
ment was held. Many of the citizens
assisted in making it pleasant for the
visitors during their stay in the ‘city.
The band diSGOly,S?d excellent music
in front ot the Zelegraph, JOURNAL
and Patriot newspaper oftices. While
the crowd was a large one the con
duct was such as to reflect great
credit upon the Martinsburg people,
and they will always find a hearty
welcome in Harrisbarg. Mr. John
Corsey, the Old Dominion corres
pondent of the JourNaL, accompanied
the excursionists.
A committee of leading democrats
and republicans will meet in select
council chamber Monday night to
consult upon what steps to take to,
ward the election of Messrs. Slentz
and Mayer, independent candidates
for county commissioners.
CHICAGO.
Cuicaco, September 11.
On lsst Wednesday the friends of
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dempsey, gave
them a surprise in honor of it being
their fifth year of wedded life. The
party consisted of about forty persons,
each giving a wooden present. The
party continued until late in the
evening.
On Wednesday there was a party
given in honor of some Milwaukee
young ladies.
The last picnic of the season will
be given by Corinthean Commandery,
on Wednesday, September 22.
A grand benefit at the Rink on
Friday, for the manager, M. E. Smith.
Dr. D. Wiiliams is at home again.
Rev. Padd was a delegate to the
Moose River Association.
Charles Turner died of consump.
tion last week.
The Pulman Club bave sent out
invitations to their first party.
John Matwell has built up a splen
did business in undenaker affairs.
Patriarchie No. 10, will have a
presentation by the ladies of the
Household of Ruth, No. 44, Sept. 13.
Mt. Hope Temple at Avenue Hall,
Sept. 15.
George Zeiters, who has been visit- ‘
ing Mr, Dempsey, retarns home on
Thursday. |
Miss Nellie Banks passed through
the city for Kansas City.
Mrs. Dora Williams, of St. Lonuis,
is visiting W. S. Johnson, of Engle
wood.
St. Mark's Chapel will have a gocial
at the Rink, Sept. 29.
D. J. Smith was married August
28th, to Miss Brent.
The Republicans of the Third Con
gressional District nominated the
Hon. W. E. Macon for Congress. .
We had a Butler boom here on
Tuesday, but of not much force.
More anon,
J.B. W.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1884.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION,
FRANKLIN COUNTY'S 100th
ANNIVERSARY.
Crowds of People—Feast in the
Wilderness—Personals
and Other News.
CuampbEßsßUßG, September 10.
The weather-is swelteringly warm.
Ninety-five in the shade and every
body trying to keep ocool, and a large
majority praying for frost. Count
me with the majority.
Court is in gession, Sept. 1.
In the case of David Williams, the
colored man of Baltimore, who has
for the past two months been con
fised in our jail for the killing of
Hazeltine, of the above city, at a pic
vic at Biue Ridge Park, on the W.
M. R. R. The jury found him not
guilty.
A feast in the wilderness was held
in St. James' A .M. E. Church last
week, and continued three nights,
The entertainment was well attended.
Your correspendent wended his way
in that direction on Thursday even
ing. The church presented quite a
handsome appearance, having been
trimmed handsomely, the walls or
namented with pictures. A portion
of the evening’s exerciees consisted
of a lecture entitled “Is there 8 Hell?"
by Miss J. E. Boardman of Philadel- l
phia. The young lady handled her
subject in a masterly manner, and if
your correspondent had not before
‘believed in a place of fature punish
ment, Le would have been thoroughly
convinced of the existence of such a
place. Miss Annie Collins sang a
solo in a manner satisfactory to the
audience and creditable to herself.
Miss Emma Braxton, by request,
sang “Steal Away to Jesus.” A trio
entitled “Under the Willows She is
Sleeping,”” was well rendered by R.
Brown, 1. Scott and H. White. At
the close of the literary and musical
exercises all were invited to come
forward and take a drink from Re
becca’s Well, for the small sum of 5
cents. Ampng the participants in the
exercises from a distance were Rev,
Santee Burch, of Mechanicsburg, and
Rev. J. D. Jones, of Greencistle.
Calvin Lyon, a very promising
young man of Mercersburg, died on
Mordays MssibnSas SYul Pl
He was a very intelligent young gen
tleman, and a firm friend of the Jour-
NaL. The relatives have our sincere
sympathy in their bereavement.
The Centennial services of our
county was held Sanday, Sept. Tth,
with appropriate ceremonies in all
the churches. }
Centennial Celebration.
The greater part of the town is
already decorated with bunting and
Pine, and gaily colored Chinese lan
terns. Many of the houses of our
colored citizens being among the
number. To morrow will complete
the decorations, and they will be very
fine. As predicted the town
is in a perfect blaze of
glory, radiant with increased flags
and varicus other emplems of a people
whose hearts are bent on making the
affair a complete success. The parade
(the Bth) consisted of five com
panies Grand Army Posts and citi
zens. It was a most imposing spec
tacle. There were 25 bands of music
in the line, every one of them belong
ing to this county. So you perceive
that it is quite an easy matter for us
to get up a blow or raise the wind on
short notice. The carnival the
(Bth) was certainly a grand success.
There were knights in armor, tableau
representing Columbus at the Court
of Spain, Washington on bis way to
quell the whieky insarrection, draft
ing the Declarativn, a tableau repre
gsenting Bepjamin Chambers, the
founder, visiting the Indians. There
were 8 floats and numerous other at
tractions, Indians, soldiers, knights
La Fayette and French grenadiers:
and Uncle Sam mounted on a mu'e,
It was, taken as a whole, the finest
display we have ever had in our little
city. Tuesday morning ovened bright
‘but very warm. The streets were a
perfect mass of people, many arriving
by private conveyances long b-fore
the araival of the trains. The line
was formed at about 11 o'clock, and
such a procession as it was. Ycur
correspondent never again expects (o
witness such a display ia this town,
unless he should be able to weather
the storm until the Bi-Centennial,
which is too much to expect. It is
useless for me to attempt to describe
the numerous attractions, new and
old, which made up the display. My
powers of description are not equal to
the occasion. It is enough for me to
gay that in every particular, from the
opening services in the churches on
the Sabbath, to closing on Wednes
day evening with fire works, it wasa
complete snccess. There were, at a
safe estimate, 5,000 men in line, and
from 18,000 to 20,000 visitors in town
on Tuesday, the 9th. The best of
order prevailed everywhere. Among
‘the visitors to our city your corres
pondent had the pleasure of meeting
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Howard and Mrs.
Marshall, of Harrisburg. Through the
courtesy of Mr. Howard, we had the
honor of an introduction to Mr. S. H.
Ettla, Mr. Herman Wolz and Master
Kbisely. The two former gentlemen,
including Mr. Howard, are members
of the Common Council of Harris
burg, and Master Knisely is page of
that body. The gentlemen were ‘
doing the Centenninl and seemed to
be enjoying themselves hugely. Call
agaic, gentlemen, our latch-string
bangs on the outside.
Those desiring the Jourxarshounld
call on the ageat at No. 25 North
Main street, OCCASIONALLY.
WILKESBARRE JOTS.
Personals and Other Notes from
Our Regula; Correspondent.
Witkeseagre, Pa., September 11.
The weather has been just perfect
the past few days.
Miss Kate Shaw, of Harrisburg,
and Mrs. Klizabeth Steveson, of
Williamsport, are the guests of Mrs.
Harris Brown.
Mrs. Hester James and daughter,
of Rochester, N. Y., who have been
sperding a brief time visiting rela
tives in this city, were suddenly
ciled to their bome on Saturday
last on account of the death of Mr.
Archibald James, Mrs. James'brother
in-law.
Harry Thompson and family left
here yesterday fcr Baltimore, Md.,
to take up their abode.
Miss Della Jackson has returned
from Williamsport.
The Citizens cornet band, recently
organized, we are informed, intends
to hold an entertainment on the 23d
instant, for the benefit of said band.
The boys are doing exceedingly well
and will soon make their appearance
upon our streets.
Miss Ella Depew, of Deposite, N.
Y., is visiting briefly her sister, Mrs.
Margaret Thompson at Pittston.
Miss Emma Depew is convalescing.
Mre. Lydia Butler still languishes
A tomato vine twelve feet in
length is visible in the yard of David
Wilson. This is what Mr. W. terms
a “bouncer.” Who can beat it ?
Gold P’en went to Mountain park
yesterday and “took in” all the
grotesque sceucry of that beautiful
place.
" Those ia this city who are indebted
for copies of the Journawirdo liygus
an inc:lculable amount of good by
settling promptly at the close of
each month.
The picoic beld yesterday at
Mountain park, under the auspices of
the Church of the Covenant was a
fair success socially and otherwise.
The weather was as pleasant as
could be desired, and a good num
ber of our pedple, old and young,
were pleasant. M. P. is one of the
most delightful picnic grounds in
the historic Wyoming Valley. One
feature we wish to note is that there
were no intoxicating drinks on the
ground. Several of our young bloods,
however, used a little too much lo
quacity at the close, causing a little
unpleasantness. Among those present
from afar we saw Miss Ella Depew,
of Degosite, N. Y., and Miss K.Shaw,
of Harrisburg. In the evening a
lawn festival was held at O. T. Ha
zen's, 279 S. Main street, which was
attended by a large assemblage.
Goup PEN.
OIL CITY.
Orl. Crry, Pa,, Sept. 10.
William Hensonand Charles Simon
are attending the District Meeting of
the G. U. O. of O. F, in Pittsburg.
Several hundred people of both
races will pay a flying visit to the
Veterans’ Re-union in Franklin te
day.
Rooms over one of our South Side
stores will soon be completed tfor one
of our new couples to rusticate in.
It is said by scme that were there
that the Lucas and Conn’s weddicgs
were two as large weddings as ever
were here yet, and as this i 3 one of
their distinguished friends who is
about to commit the same crime.
Everybody looks for one of those
big times again.
Danderfield Garner left the city for
Harrisburg on Saturday night last.
Mr. Garner leaves a good many
friends here who regret to see him go
away.
The Daddy Hubbard party was
‘postponed on account of the fair in
Franklin,
Weather is extremely warm.
Mr. Spence is doing afi ines
in Ice Creams Y
NO. 23,
GENERAL NEWS IN BRIEF
ITEMS FROM ALL PARTS OF
THE COUNTRY.
Scissored from Our Many Ex
changes and Condensed for
Ready Reading.
R. T. Greener, Esq.; has been re—
tained by Charles Edwards in suit vs.
“Atlantic City Concert Gardens,”’
New Jersey, for damages under the
New Jersey civil rights law.
M. H. Vaughn has accepted the
principalship of the cclored schools
in Springfield, Ohio. Mr. Vaughn
taught in Springfield three years prior
to last year, when he went to Wyan
dotte, Kansas,
The Baltimore Vindicator bas
made a change in its editorial man.
agement by the acquisition of Rev.
A. B. Wilson.
Hon. J. P. Evans, colored, was
nominated for Congress in the Fourth
District of Virginia, last week.
Rev. J. I Brooks, the well-known
pastor of one of Washington's lead-
Ing Baptist churches, died recently,
and his funeral was attended by fif
teen thousand colored people.
Julius Mitchell, the lately appoint
ed colored cadet from South Carolina,
has gone to West Point to staml lis
examination.
The managers of the World's Ex
position at New Orleans, La., expect
100,000 colored people to attend.
Rev. Philip Cobb, colored, o
Lynchburg, V., was arrested on the
charge of criminal intimacy with Mrs.
Neal, a member of his congregation.
Thomaa Neal suspected the intimacy,
and watched his wife until he caught
her. He attempted Cobb’s life with
an ax, but was persuaded to desist,
and let the law take its course.
George H. Cleggett has been nom
inated for constable of Des Moines
Township. He is the first colored
man to be nominated for an elective
office in lowa.
There isn’t much of the Washing—
ton Grit, but what there is of it is
clear as crystal.
Hon. Frederick Douglass has en
gagements in Indiana from the tenth
of October to the close of the canvass.
A. M. Thomas, who graduated In
married, will settle in Buffalo, where
he will practice law.
Stephen Brown, a well kzown col
ored man, and his newly wedded
white wife, are spending their honey
moon in jall at Meridian, Miss., for
miscegenation. Colored men marry
ing white women, seems to be a hard
road to travel in the South.
YORK
Yorxk, September 9
Quite an cloquent sermon was de
livered in the A. M. K. Zion Church
on Sunday evening last by Bishop J.
J. Moore. Though quite aged the
Bishop still retains a spark ¢f youth
ful vitality. ITis manner is elevating,
impressive and filled with pathos.
Rev. Cronce, of the M. E. Church,
was also present and delivered an
earnest prayer. :
Miss Lizzie Cornish, of Baltimore
city, who has been on a seven weeks
visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. Grigsly, left
for home on Wednesday.
J. Howard, stodent, left for Lin.
coln University on Saturday.
Mre. K. Blay, and sister in-law, Miss
Mary Blay, are the guests of Mrs. J.
R. Gray, on North Duke street.
Miss Lena Davis, of I’hiladelphia,
is the guest of Mrs. Mary Gray and
son.
Those who left for the camp held
in Lancaster county, were disap
pointed, there being only three trees
to shade them fromn the blazing sun.
Augustns Spotwood and Steward,
of Harrisburg, were in town on Sun
day. -
I. J. Stevens, of Baltimore, has
opened a shaving saloon on 8. George
street. -
Our old fiiend, Thomas Williams,
is in town.
The Sheriff has levied on our neign
bors goods.
Pay your rent and your share to
Tue State JourNaL also.
Yougrs THE SECOND.
Additional Appointments.
[Ton. B. K. Bruce hes appointed
the following honorary commissioners
of the department of colored exhibits
at the World’s Exposition at New
Otleans, La., in addition to thosc
formerly ‘appointed : Heory O.
Wagoner, Denver, Col; A. H.
Grimke, Boston, Mass.: John G. Cat
ler, Hampton, N. H.; Alexander Fer
guson, Portland, Oregon; Frank Har
ris, St. Albans, Vt.; Charles Ankrum,
Clarksburg, W- Va; E. C. Smith,
Bloomington, Iil; James T. Brads
ford, Baltimore, Md,

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