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VOL. 8.
Our Candidates for Select Council
and for Constable of the
Eighth Ward,
The ways of the politician, like
the reported fortunes of men, form
an enigma, and those only on the
inner circle can form a conception of
the objects aimcd at; so until the
contrivances are launched upon the
public, or the rich die off, it is difli
cult to tell their worth. Therefore,
voters of the Kighth ward, “keep
your lights trimmed and burning,”
for with the coming ides of Febru
ary political events, which must tend
largely to the shaping of your pres
ent and fature manicipal significente,
are to transpire. Already, from little
inklings, we are constrained to be
lieve that there is an under current
at work to thwart what should be
and is the paramount right of the
Eighth ward voters. This supposed
disturbing clement cminates from
outside parties. Their object, while
not stated, appears to be tbe preven
tion of a colored man from being
chosen for 2 member of seiect coun
cil. This is seemingly the object
wished for. Now what are the facts
in the case? The KEighth ward, of
this city, is one of the few strong
holds in the state held by the colored
people. There they are not only the
balance of power, but can send whom
they please and as many as the law
allows to represent them, in munici
pal offices. So far as pertains to the
ward, and up to within a year or
two, they have never availed them.
selves of the power, always sending
four men to common council and one
to select council—all of whom have
been white. At this time J. H.
Howard, the only man of color ever
thus honored in this city, is in com
mon council. The member of select
council having been elected to the
Legislature leaves a vacancy in the
council to be filled. Now who is to
have it? Are wards which have a
controlling white vote cousiderate
of the ability and acquirements of
any one or more colored men who
happen to live in them? No. They
select the fittest from among them
selves, and thus push them onward
and upward. Thtus the colored
man is not considered in the flesh
pots of office. This example having
been set us by our illustrious and
highly fortunate brother, it is not in
opportune for us to adopt it now
aod ever for ourselves. We help
ourselves where we are. There will
we always remain. Listen fnot to
honeyed or sugar coated words or
promises bright, but push yourselves
to the front. In a representative of
five they have four—two more than
they are legally entitled to according
to the voting enumeration. If our
friends will not equalize such thinge
with us we shall have to search our
surroundings, for out of all evil some
good must come. Now whom do
we want to represent us? Howard
has been tried in the lower house
and been found wanting in nothing
except of recognition on important
committees, wherefrom he could
have helped his colored brother.
Well they condescended to allow
Lhim one appointment at the com
mencement of his term, and since
then his time and every effort has
been taxed to its very utmost to re
tain even him. Now this man whose
offieial head they have had in jeopardy
for 8o long is not only an eflicient
officer, but a valuable and able citi
zen. Iloward, recognizing bis worth,
had him appointed or aided him in
securing the position as one of the
sanitary inspectors, a very importantl
position, as the health of the city is
involved. All sorts of maneavres 1
have been adopted to abolish said
committee, but throngh Howard's
indefatigable efforts he and the ordi
nance still lives. Therefore, if How
ard, with bis experience, should be
selected to fill the unexpired term in
gelect council his opportunity would
enable bim to better serv: the city,
and especially lLis constituents. A
noticeable fact on the streets and by.
ways is that Irish and all other na
tionalities are to be seen at work, ex
cept the negro, and as the population
of this place is 40,000, 5,000 or one
eighth colored,why not employ them?
They help pay the taxes and keep
the coffers of our merchant filled,
while the writer hereof thinks How
ard the most suitable person. There
are others who are competent, but
by all means see to it that the place
i filled by a colored man. For
years we have aided our white
brother, now let us test his gratitude
and generosity by giving him an op
portunity to help us. In Howard
we have an intelligent man, & quick
thinker and ready debater. With
bim our interests will not suffer.
Now for the position of eonstable
we always bave more or less than a
dozen aspiranis, but we believe in
tendering reward to deserving and
competent persons. Therefore in
our present constable, Wm. Harley,
we have the embodiment of efficiency,
accuracy, thorough adaptability and
experience, tempered with leniency.
Mr. Harley is a zealous worker, and
g 0 constant and effective have been
his efforts for clean and successful
political work that he at once takes
the lead with those who should be
rewarded, and every effort should be
made to secure to him the position
which be is now filling so creditably.
Therefore in filling the two positions
herein named, at this time no better
or moro suitable persons are suggest
ed than Messrs. Howard and Harley,
and with and for them let us labor;
let us vote. Respeetfully,
Morr ANON.
Bpecial Lo JOURNAL.
CaruisLe, December 31,
Christmas was a lively day.
Lots of strangers in town.
The Willing Workers entertain
ment being the attraction the poems
and essvys, with fine singing and
choice telections rendered by the
Misses Kate Stanton, Ida Thompsou,
Sarah Robinson and Mrs. Profater,
were superb. The eesay given by
Miss Maggie Jordan was sublime.
Miss Sallie Nesbit, of Mechanicsburg,
did elegantly. The occasion bas
packed the church every night. Hon.
Charles Washington, Miss Nannie
Green, and Miss IHettie B. Anderson,
of Shippensburg, spent Christmas
the guests of R. J. Johnson.
George R. Peck, of Tyrone, was
home during Christmas.
Mrs. Hattie Brandon, of Provi
denc2, RR. I, is here visiting her
Charles Williams and family of
Jersey City and Miss Sillie Nesbit,
of Meghanicsburg, spent Christmas
here the guests of Henry Walker.
Mra. Jennie McClain, of Philadel
phia, aud Miss Julia Nesbit, of Bath,
N. Y., are the guests of Mrs, Mary A.
Mrs. Jebn Lee, of Erie, is the
euest of Mra. Scott,
George and William Shadney
started for Iflorida on the 29th.
William Nesbit, of Toboco, for
merly of Mechanicsburg, has gone to
Florida for his health.
Mr. Marshall and Misses Dennie
and Marshall, of IHarrisburg, were in
this city on a short visit.
Miss Elorna Johnson and sister, of
Philadelphia, are visiting the Par-.
Those that received calls on New
Year's were, Mrs. Eliza Gatewood,
Mrs. Russel Thomas, Samuel Jordan
and daughter, Mrs. Dr. Able, Prof.
A. R. Johnson and family, Mrs. Mary
A. Jones, with the Misses Nesbit and
Gucclaio, and Mre. Profater and
The G. A. R. held an enter
tainment at the Opera House, on
Wednesday evening, January Tth.
‘Swim Out
Philadelphia and other large cities
with their crowded thousands, have
socicties and associations of all kinds.
These do not consist of old men and
old ladies, but of the young elite.
Why should Harrisburg be behind
all others? We have ladies and gents
perfectly capable of forming a good
society or club. Harrisburg's resi
dents are blessed with talent enough
to have a good debating society.
Some have a dread of the name “mis
sionary,” because it means a gift, but
a gift of your talent to those around
you has just as much intrinsic value
as your money. Remember a talent
unexercised is a talent worthless.
All may not write, ail msy not speak,
yet an effort either way will be of
benefit, both to you snd to others.
Young men hate to show their ignor
ance before ladies, and ladies »ivi
versa. Now, why not let our young
men start a Debating Club, or “Li
ceum,”’ as they are termed, and then
those that are not well versed in par
liamentary usages and public speak
ing in general, may learn what it is
from those that are. Those that are
versed may improve their talents. I
am sure, young men, your parents
would spplaud this effort to a greater
extent than they would your efforts
to paint the town a crimson, nightly.
A convention was held in this city
during the week for the purpose of
securing necessary legislation in
changing tke present control of third
rate cities. Delegates were present
from Scranton, Reading, Lancaster,
Altoona and Allegheny. An address
was adopted and will be presented to
the Legislature,
Some of the Men About Town-—
Who They Are and What
They Do.
D. M. RoßixNsox.
Prominently known to many of
our citizens is Mr. D. M. Robinson.
This gentleman was born in Chester
co,andis now 51 years of age. He has
for years taken a quiet but active part
in politics and has held a public posi
tion under the various state adminis
trations for the last nine or ten years.
Mr. Robinson is a man of great force
of character and clear business tact.
He has speculated much with con
eidersble success, and is one of the
few men of his race who believes
that a dollar invested is worth more
than a dollar hoarded in the bottom
of a trunk. He has been thrown in
close relationship with all of the
prominent men of the state since his
connection with public office, and
has the confidence and respect of all
with whom he has come in contact.
C. W. Harrgy.
Mr. C. W. Harley, the present
constable of the Eighth ward, holds
that position after being elected the
third time to the oftice. Mr. Harley
was born in Lavocaster county and
talks the Pennsylvania Datch lan
guage fluently. He enlisted in the
army at the first call for troops and
was among the first to leave this
State. He bears an honorable war
record, remaining on daty for his
country and bis race during the
whole of that great and memorable
civil contest. Upon his return from
the war he settled in larrisburg,
where he found employment in sev
eral of the machine shops in the city.
Being intelligent and apt be soon be
came master cf bis trade—boiler
maker—but was discharged as goon
as it was found that he was of Afri
can descert. Mr. Harley is of an
exceedingly fair complexion, aad
only his affiiliation with colored men
marks him as being one of the race.
There is none of the negro type
abont him, but it i 3 to his credit that
because of the siight tiocture of Afri
can blood which flows through his
veins (which we believe comes from
his father side) he feels that to be a
colored man is as noble as it was
once to be a Romin. He figures
conspicuously in politics and wields
considerable influence.
F. C. Barris.
Among the young men of our city
there is perhaps none better known
than Mr. Battis. Born in Harris
burg, educated in its public schools
and reared amidst friends, he has
sacceeded by close and well studied
economy in accumelating around him
a comfortable home and establishing
a good paying business. Mr. Battis
has traveled considerable and is well
known in the western part of the
country. Ile is a young man of
large experience and fice parts. He
conducts the Eighth Ward House,
which is one of the quietest and
mo3t orderly hostelries in the city,
which was recently rebuilt at con
sidcrable expense to the owner,
Quiet, unostentatious, but diligent
and persevering, are the character
istics of these two brothers, both
young men and most worthy repre
sentatives of their race. Mr. John
Sample, postal route agent on the
Northern Central road, has occupied
that position for some three years in
a most creditable manner, and by
dint of patient labor risen to be one
of the most eflicient postal agents on
the road. He stands high in the G.
U. O. of O. [, having received all
the honors the order can bestow.
Last year he filled acceptably the
position of president of Bethel Lit
erary and is the present eflicient
superintendent of the Bethel Sanday
sckool. Mr. Peter Sample is a young
man who does far more thinking
than he does talking, which at once
discloses the character of the man.
He possesses mueh intelligence and
is an extensive reader of solid matter.
He has traveled extensively and has
bad a large and varied experience.
Having resided in this city for many
years he has naturally, from his af
fable manner, made hosts of friends.
Mg. Josern L. Trnoyas
Is another young man of considerable
prominence most deservediy won.
Originally from the Oid Dominion
State he has, however, been a resi
dent of this city since his early boy
hood. Having attained all the honors
to be obtained in the G. U. O. of O.
F., he necessarily has the respect of
a large number of his fellow eitizens.
He was one of the recent delegates
of the B. M. C., held at Cincinnati in
September, and was also a delegate
to Chicago two years ago. Mr.
Thomas has recently erected a pleas
ant mansion in Mueneh street, whieh
he has earned by close attention to
business and judicious .- care of his
money. Ile is at present employed
as manager of the Bolton Hotel
dining hall, which position he has
held to the satisfaction of his em
ployers for several years. He is con
gpicuous in the affairs of the Elder
Street Presbyterian church, taking a
lively interest in all matters pertain
ing to his people. :
The weather has been exceedingly
cold. We have had some days of
excellent sleighing, but at this writ
ing the snow is rapidly disappearing.
‘This has been a delightful Christmas
season, and the exercises at the
various churches have begp of a very
imposing and highly inter¥sting char
acter. Our Baptist friends held watch
meeting on New Year's eve, which
was very well attended. St. James
gave a series of entertainments during
the holidays, which were highly ap
preciated by their patrons. Among
those who were rapturously applauded
for their renditions, were Miss Annie
Collins for a solo, clegantly rendered.
Mrs. Emma J. Middletown recited,
“The Curfew Shall Not Ring To-
Night,”” in a style which would do
credit to a professional. Mre. Lotue
Stevenson read as a selection, *The
Countryman’s Visit to the Opera.”
To say that she acquitted herself well
would be only to give her half the
praize to which she is entitled, as
was well attested to by the applause
which she received. Miss Clara V.
Davis read as a selection, “Over the
Hill to the Poor House,” in a most
pathetic msnuner, which proved be.
yond a doubt that she is a reader of
no mean ability. The part taken by
the Banquet Club, composed of
twelve young misses, was very fine,
especially the crowning of Miss
Henrietta Pinns as the Queen of the
club. Taken as a whole, the affair
was most creditable to all who par
ticipated. © The net receipts were
$69.00. In Zion there were special
Christmas services given during the
day of Sabbath last; speoial sermons
morping and evening by the pastor,
accompanied by music of a very high
order, rendered by some of the best
known musical talent of our city. At
2 o'clock P. M., the Sabbath school
held a service of recitations and song.
One of the msin features of this ser-.
vice was an address bv Rev. Dr.
Pomeroy, of the Central Presbyterian
Church. The Dr. is an able divine,
and made himself entirely at home
among his friends, on German atreet.
Your correspondent attended a
spelling bee at St. James’ Church a
few evenings ago. There were four
teen on each side. Ashbey Grigsby
was chosen as master. There were
many that acquitted themselves in a
highly creditable manner, though
they had not for some time been to
school. Your humble servant was
chosen by Capt. Wells as one of his
henchman, but as he did not care to
mect a Waterloo, he gracefully de
cliced, and viewed the battle from
a distance. My friends, Alexander
Lewis and Ashby Beasly, also pre
ferred the rear guard rather than a
position on the skirmish line. Mrs.
Nancy Richardson, a lady quite ad
vanced in years, was the last to stand
up amid the rush of battle.
A couple of our popular young
waiters are engaged in hunting up
fresh eggs, which one of our land
ladies intends to plant under the di
rection of the above waiters, for the
purpose of raising egg plants.
Jobn Nornan and Miss Ssllie Ford
were joined in holy wedlock by Rev.
M. H. Ross, at Zion Church, on
Christmas evening.
Presiding Elder Felty preached to
a delighted andience at St. James'
on last Sabbath evening.
Samuel Moore returned to Phila
delphia on the 28th.
John Aucherd returned to Altoona
on the same date. The gentlemen
were both home for the purpose of
spending the holidays.
All subscribers indebted to the
agents for a month's subscription and
over, will please send in their money,
as you have been notified through
the columns of the Jourxar that the
present able Manager would retire
from its management on January Ist.
All agents are requested to walk up
to the captain’s desk and settle for
past popers. That's all. Oh, yes,
1885; I wish you all 3 happy, pros
perous New Year.
The Industrial Conference to be
beld at New Orleans has been post
poned by order of Hon. B. K. Bruce
to February 12th.
News, Notes and Personals from
Our Correspondent.
Yorx, Jan. 7
The morning services at the A. M.
E. Zion church were conducted by
the pastor, Rev. G. W. Offley, who,
after reading a selcction from the
musician, announced his text, which
was selected from the old tax col
lector, Matthew (what lack I ye).
The speaker cited the many things
lacked by the Christian church, not
withstsnding their religious proclivi.
ties, yet, like the young man referred
to in the text, it is necessary for all
to find out what they yet lacked.
The Christmas exercises were very
creditably rendered on Sunday even
ing by the Sabbath sehool of the A.
M. K. Zion church, East King street.
The programme consisted of an organ
voluntary aund respovsive readings
conducted by different teachers as
leaders, all interspersed with musical
gems. Mrs. 8. L. Saunders sang in
ber usual pleasing style a so'o,
“Loving Saviour, come to me.”” Some
very excellent recitations were de
livered, reflecting the highest enco
miums upon the participants. The
amount of money received for the
year from classes and public collec
tions was something over $9O. The
church was plainly but neatly deco
rated. Bishop J. J. Moore, who
was expected to deliver an address
for the occasion, was called to Wash
wgton, D. C. The place was ably
filled by Rev. G. W. Offley. Miss
Cowan, a missionary lady from the
Sandwich Islands, delivered an e'o
quent address. The gifts were an
orange and a handsome card to the
senior department, to the junior de
partment an orange and a box of
candy. The church was utterly
filled, standing room being scarce.
Many were compelled to leave.
Philip Foot, an o!d resident of this
place and a restaurant cook, died
very suddenly at his residence, Bap
tist avenue, on I'riday morning. His
remains wcre laid away on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. He leaves a
widow and several children to mourn
his untimely death.
Mrs. Maggie Weod, of No. 20 S.
Newberry street, who hss been on
an extended visit to Washington, D.
C., retarned on Saturday evening
Mrs. Henson, of Baltimore, Md.,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lydia
Robinson, of West Market street.
Sunday being the time for quar
terly meeting at the A. M. K. Zion
church, the folks began gathering at
early morn, and when evening set in
Bishop J. J. Moore, who was pre.
viously announced to deliver a special
sermon, was greected with an immense
audience. The opening services were
oonducted by the pastor, G. W. Of
fley; Rev. Übhler, of the German
Lutheran denomination, lending fer
vent and earnest prayer, after which
our venerable Bishop stepped forward
and announced as his subject, “The
bases upon which a civil government
is established and may be perpetu
ated.” The text was gelected from
the great prophet, politician and
dream interpreter Dan, 44:2. The
speaker sailed out upon his ship of
eloquence, and gave to all undeniable
facts regarding good and bad govern
ment. The old man eloquent (for
such he ought to be called) again
appeared on Tuesday evening and
lectured to a fair audience at the A.
M. E. Zion charch, on the present
condition of the freedmen of the
South, what they have gained and
vhat they have lost since Grant's
administration. The lecture was in
structive, and delivered in a manner
comprehensible to all. The admis
gion was 15 cents, and as it was for
the benefit of the church, it should
have been more liberally patronized
by the members.
That was a delightful gathering at
Mrs. S. L. Saunders, on New Year's
evening ; just large enough to be
pleasant. Voecal and instrumental
music and recitations were the enjoy
ment of the evening, and oh, what
lots of fun. All were sorry when
good night time appeared. Let us
have another.
A new aund coutagious fever pre
vails in our midst—the singing school
fever. Some say it will not last long,
but we pray that every family may
get a little sprinkling.
Mrs. J. T. Fairfax, of South New
berry sireet, has taken an extended
visit to Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. Biggs, of Gettysburg, iu visit
ing her sopn, Mr. Calvin, of this
Miss Douglass, of Harrisburg, at
tended divine servica at the A. M.
E. church on Sunday.
Oar mutual friend, Mr. G. S. Rob
inson, who has been conflned to his
| room through sickness, is again able
| to be about.
Mirs. John Warren, of Columbia,
Pa.,, aud the Miss Labare’s, of Lan—
caster, while enroute for home from
Baltimore, stopped ove: a few hours
to visit Mrs, Chanceford Fairfax, of
No. 20 S. Newberry street. They
left on the evening train for their
The Garnet Literary Society will
convene as usual on Monday evening.
The young folks are beginning to ap
preciate the Garnet more every week
and more are coming in, Let all
who have the proper respect for mo
rality, who love education and ad
mire elevation, apply for admission
to the best edacational society in
York. Though the heathens may
rage against it, and the thoughtless
imagine vane things, the Garnet will
still progress and will Joar ybove all
animosity uutil the acme is reached.
News and Notes Gathered by
Our Correspondent.
WiLLiassrort, January 5
A Happy New Year to all.
Though not as lively as some pre
ceding holidays, yet the good sleigh
ing, which lasted for several days,
and the many cheerful and interest.
ing visitors added very much to the
enjoyment of the many happy hearts
in our city. Kach individual lady
and gentleman seemed to vie with
their fiiends and acquaintances in
seeking the places of pleasure.
The centre of attraction seemed to
be the A. M. E. Charch Fair, in Co.
B's armory, which was a grand suc
cess, and it was conceded that the
centre ¢f the fair's attraction was tha
toy table, which the young men
secmed to besiege ‘‘en masse.”
Which one, boys? Montoursville
certainly stuck close to the fair.
Miss Haunah J. Bryan, of Jersey
Shore, spent the holidays in the city,
the guest of Mrs. S. T. Smith, No. 2
Willow street. Miss L. A. Taylor, of
Wilkes Barre, is also in the city, and
was very agreeably cobnected with
gociety ladies at the fair.
Numbers of our flrst families were
represented at the dinmer given by
the ladies at the fair, both Christmas
and New Year.
Philo Rossel came down from
Bellefonte on New Year's day, and
wae the guest of his niece, Mrs. J. L.
Robinson, on S. Walnut street.
Miss Mellissa Graham, of [Lock
Haven, spent part of the holidays in
the city, the guest of Mrs. T. H.
Stokes. She is always a welcome
guest in the city.
Watch meeting was largely at
tended at the Mill street chureh, and
Elder John M. Palmer suys that the
best of order prevailed. This has
also been characteristic of the fair.
General Class was held in the Mill
street church on Sunday morning at
10 o'clock. Memorial service was
held at 11 o'clock for the late Bishop
W. F. Dickerson, and in the evening
at 74 o'clock the monthly communion
took place. The pastor officiated at
each service.
There is no weddings or deaths to
record at the present, and but very
little sickness in our city. Rev. Pal
mer reports the demand for marriage
certificates to be limited beyond
What will we do since the fair is
over? FKEcho answers rest.
The Point He gaa Been Working
Broosinaroy, 111., Dec. 30.—Rev.
C. S. Smith, the distinguished Illi
neis colored orator, and who before
his removal to this State was a promi.
nent Repubiican politician and mem
ber of the Alabama Legislature,
seems to be confident that he is to
be rewarded for his leaviog the Re
publican party and working for the
election ot Cleveland. Smith is a
very briliiant man, and his race look
upon him as the coming oue to fill
the shoes of Fred Douglass as the
leader of the colored people. His
{riends here and in the East will pre
sent his claims for appointment as
minister to Liberia. During the
campaign Smith's specches were
pronounced by Democratic leaders to
have been the best delivered in the
Wedding Bells.
Again tbe merry wedding bells
chime io favor of some of the
“burg's” fair ones. On Christmas
day the happy couple, Mr. J. M.
Riley and Miss Alice Johnson sailed
into the sacred harbor of matrimony
under the pilotship of the pastor of
the Ridge Avenus Methodist church.
NO. 88.
OFFICERS, G. U.0.00f O. F.
Election of Officers of Brotherly
Love and Susquehanna
Monday night Brotherly Love Lodge
room was crowded to overflowing, it
being the annual election of officers.
After roll call and the transaction of
routine business, J, Q. Adams as.
sumed the duties of N. G., and the
following officers were elected for the
ensuing year :
Permanent Seoretary—Curry H.
Treasurer—Reuben Taylor.
Marshal—John Murray.
Assistant Marshal—J. C. Compton.
Standard Bearer—Jeff Coleman.
Trustees—G. E. Douglass, L. Mil
ler, J. Q. Adams.
Widow and Orphans’ Committee—
J. Allen, Ambrose Green, A. Gray,
M. Dilsworth, John Zedric.
Advocate—J. . Simpson.
Chaplain—R. Carrington.
Janitor—Thomas Mattocka.
Secretary—lleming Clark.
V. G.—Henry Herbert.
N. G.—L. Newman.
P. N. G.—Henry Huater.
N. F.—Andrew Hudely.
P. N. F.—lleury Sofea.
On Taesday night a full attendance
of members of the Susquehanna
Lodge put in an appearance at their
hall, and as it was the first annual
election of this new lodge more thau
usual interest was manifested. The
following ofticers were elected :
P. N. F.—Joshua Williams.
N. F.—John Dangerfield.
N. G.—F. L. Harris.
V. G.—Henry Young.
E. B.—Thomas Allsopp.
P. S.—Joseph G. Popel.
W. C,—George McMullen.
W. T.—A. W. Dennee.
S. B.—John Butler.
RR. 8. to N. G.—Charles Spe:ks.
L. S. to N. G.—Emanuel Tate.
R.S. to V. G.—Robert Young.
L. 8. to V. G.—George Baltimore
I. G.—Hamilton loward.
W.—Heary Jobnson.
News and Notes From QOur Own
Reapixg, January 7.
Mr. J. L. Terry, we are happy to
say, is convalescent.
Mrs. Henrietta Blackson, of 'hila
delphia, was in the city last week,
the guest of her father, Mr. A. L.
Mr. Levi Nelson, jr., of Doyles
town, Bucks couunty, paid a visit to
his relatives and friends in this city
last week. Levilooks well and says
he is doing well. Glad to hear him
Bay 80. :
The fair for the bemefit of; the
Second Presbyterian church closed
on New Year nmight. It was well
patronized by the members and
friends of that church.
Now is the time to make new
resolutions. Next week will be the
time to break them. “Commy,”
stick to yours.
Mr. Lee B. Terry eutertained his
friends in a handsome manner at his
residence on Christmas night. Verily
Lee is a jolly host.
“Jimmie" tackled Tom and Jerry
on Christmas night. They were too
strong for him, consequently Jimmie
had to throw up the sponge.
Robert Flamer, of this city, and
Miss Ella Cork, of Philadelphia,
were married at the latter place on
Christmas night.
Mrs. Wilse Murrells, of Hunting
don, spent the holidays in our city.
Mrs. John Smith, formerly of
Reading, but now residing in Phila
delphis, visited this city last week.
Mr. James Townsend entertained
his friends at his residence on New
Year night.
Miss Ella Welsh, of Catasauqua,
Lehigh county, hss joined the “Sal
vation Army’ and is now battling
with “Satan” at Phillipsburg, N. J.
On Tuesday night last the family
of Mr. Warner, on the corner of State
and Bpruce streets, were, through
forgetfulness, nearly suffocated. After
retiring at a late hour, the stove in
the lower room was filled with coal,
which was wet. Through forgettal
ness the stove was left open, by which
means the house was nearly filled
with gas. When the family arose in
tbe morping the children stumbled
around, and the parents experienced
a strange weakness, which was
quickly accounted for by the s.ell of
gas. There is no doubt had they
slept an hour longer none would have
ever awskened in this world. Let
this be a warning to all bousekeepers.
R. J. Jobnson, of Carlisle, was in
the eity last week.

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