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The New York Freeman.
VOL. 1. NG. 17.
TAKES the negro question
Bev. Joseph Cook Thinks the Col
ored People will Eventually Pos
sess the South—He Does Not Be
lieve in Amalgamation—Looking
Towards Africa—Current Gossip.
Boston. Mar. 10.—Rev. Joseph Cook, the
veteran lecturer, had something important
to say yesterday, regarding that subject
which is engrossing the attention of afl the
public minds of this land, viz: “What will
the Negro do?” He made it one of the sub
jects in the prelude to his lecture. His
views upon the question should have been
heard by all our people here, but we seem
to have, as he said, liltle or no real interest
in our race, and omitting the clergyman,
the colored people present could be counted
on one’s fingers. We can only give an idea
of the lecture here. He predicted that the
whites will leave the South, as the climate
was unsuited to their nature; that the day
will come when the white man will .be found
in one region and the blacks in another.
He said: “See how the races now stand
in the matter of relative growth. ‘ln the
seven States where the blacks are chiefly
found, we find that in the decade <nditg
with 1880 the blacks increased 35 per cent,
while the whiles increased but 20 per cent.
Looking forward to 1920, a time when
many of us will be alive, we may expect
that” there will be 30,000,000 of blacks in
this country. What will become of them?
Will they spread throughout tho North?
That was tho opinion at the close of the
war, but it did not prove so, and I do not
believe it will ever occur. Will they migrate
and go back to their native land? Henry
Clay spoke of the budge of ships reaching
from here to Africa, but that bridge would
not be wide enough to take the Negroes
over as fast as they would be born. There
is no probability of their migration for the
climate of our Southern States is congenial
to them. Will they amalgamate? It has
heen suggested that the blacks may be lost
by absorption into the whites. ’ This is
the philosophy of some doctrinaires, but it
has no general favor. Certainly the doc
trine of amalgamation has no foundation in
the expectation of the blacks. The mulatto
isdying out, thank God. They furnished
the highest of their race, no doubt, but the
black man, pure and simple, is the coming
type. 1 thank God for the achievement of
the Republican party in giving the ballot to
the blacks? lam proud of the Republican
party for what it did in elevating to citizen
ship that race, but I am not greatly proud
of its more recent acts in failing to secure
and defend the eivil rights of the black man
in the South. The lack of self assertion
among the blacks of the South impressed
me profoundly. The Negro must do some
thing for himself. He cannot be carried
and toddled along indefinitely. I expect
that one day, under the leadership of their
best minds, the blacks will arise and assert
themselves, but not yet. It may be 20<er 25
year before that day will come, but it will
doultless come, and the blacks will prove
their right to assert their rights. Without
the aid of the Northern whites, it will be a
long lime before the votes of the blacks will
be counted. The uneducated portion of the
Negro race is taking the wrong side on the
temperance question and on other questions
of importance. We may hope that the bet-
ter element, white and black, will one day
lock hands to elevate both of these trails
out of the gutter. Where are our million
aires? Let them help to educate these poor
blacks; thousands of them are beginning to
be educated. We must multiply our enter
prises for abolishing illiteracy. Congress
has been appealed to, but Congress refuses.
For the present, we must rely upon private
benevolence and the chruch. The Republi
can party is necessary as an opposition
party, but we must remember that the Re
puWan party on paper is a very different
•h ? that party as Mr- Hoar declares,
its doctrines sounding forth as a trumpet
t.;e duty of the hour. He would have the
part) be as a thunderbolt for the righting of
of the blacks. Congress ought
' L tlnse every district by keeping out
wbJ-! r l ms ntative who applies,
w \ Strict has disfranchised its
voters. There is hope in another di
tnrv h.'\ Hu go said that “This cen
%i> JU'^of the African a man. The
word™ 1 Th make . ou t of Africa a
: n .> ' Fne biack man is to be rendeemed
f ,S? ns ° State> Af rica will be
hon th 7 " n te traders, but may we not
fc °( T Uie bcst of th e race will
land? w the Negro into the promised
tan! From this climatic fringe of our
country there may yet go forth aMoses and
Xp bktTn \7 h ° le ° f P ro Phets, who
^all bless all Africa and lift up its people.”
club anTlb ° f ? he We,ldeli P^lps
their guests enjoyed a season of
re pleasure last W ednesdav evening. Mr
Theca™ D. Weld, the veteran abolFtionS
the lif ^ O, l d 1,1 the series of P a Pers on
M u' n ld character of Wendell Phillips.
i 7 as eluent and brought those
X? • , d ^’ s whe . n men fought for prin
vividly t 0 mind. ne com pared the
^rent tributes to his memory and treated
crhiS^ er S eS ^ imate of Phillips to just
Mani Pnou S h to P rov e it worthless.
y t prominent P eo Pie were
^ es ent among them Mrs. F. J. Garrison,
K,-;V Bowditch, J. H. Roberts, Edwin L
E *b a n Thompson, Mrs. L P.
Lewis lu Sm ^’ Mrs * G - Lowther, Mrs.
re? n yd “]- Mr * S - W - Jamieson’s con-
W e dnl^ u at Whickering Hall last
ist? h ni ght and the distinguished art
ueonU v Procured pleased the musical
N Allin • L • Pushing, soprano; Mr. C.
Mr. Wuef Tries, violin
street’eitlT J °V J B : Seeden °F 25 Phillips
evenino"' L j iined friends last Wednesday
her birthday. Rev. Jnol
as the the in? Emington,better but known
PnsXd u key ° f tho A - M - E - C hurch,
Charles st-auditorium at
style is Sunday night. His
race T lat tbe older members of our
tested. d much enthusiasm was mani-
t J^ an T: nCernent that the Popular pas
tor or, Zion Church would speak on “Matri
mony last Sunday night drew a large num
plaGe - The y were not
disappointed and many returned to their
m'n • better understanding of this
H t for Wr - Bro ^u knows
now to make impressions which are not
easily removed. Those with an ear for mu
nron^f' “d he \ P adn,irin £ the sweet so
prano from Providence, Miss Flora Batson,
who rendered “Flee as a Bird to the Moun
tains in an excellent and most pleasing
manner. Special religious services are now
being held in nearly all the churches. At
the Twelfth Bapt^t revival meetings were
held last week, and this week is to be ob
served as a week of prayer by the good peo
ple of Zion. At Charles Street Church
meetings have been held during the past
week with encouraging results. Rev. J. M.
W. Becket will conduct the services for the
next two weeks and much interest is being
manifested; The ladies interested in the
Old Ladies Home on Myrtle street will hold
a h air in aid of that worthy institution week
after next. The ladies of the Sewing Circle
connected with Zion Church have in prepa
ration some good times for Easter week.
Their Fair will open then. Mr. Charles E.
lackett of St. Johns, N. 8., passed through
the city last week eu route for his home. He
nas just returned from a trip to New Or
leans and had “done” the Exposition. In
ie p ly to inquiries he said that the display
from Massachusetts was a credit to her citi
zens and that it compares favorably with
w y iwu ®®P ar tment. Commissioner
Wolff has been informed the model yacht
sent from New Bedford has attained a speed
of five miles an hour at a trial recently on
the lake. The Market Men’s Union gave
their annual bail last Wednesday night.
The Garrison Lyceum held an interesting
meeting at its rooms last night. Mr. S C
Burrell declaimed in fine style about the
Dignity of Labor.” Mr. J. Gordon Street
was added to the honorary roll. Mr. Joseph
lay lor addressed the Lyceum upon the ne
cessity of such institutions.
The excellent cut of Mr. Geo. T. Downing
was highly praised by the readers of The
,eeman and Prof. Stewart’s excellent
sketch will be read by every one. The
r reeman’s utterances regarding the colored
people and rents should be read by all our
people here, and applies to them as well as
to tne people of New York. An enterpris
ing entertainment was given to-night under
the auspices of the Joseph Malins Lodge,
I. O. G. T., in Patriarchate. It was quite
successful and much pleasure was experi
enced by all who attended.
Representative Chappelle is determined to
beat his enviable record of last year. 'He
appeared before the House judiciary com
mittee yesterday supporting his bill regulat
ing the charges of loan agents and pawn
brokers for the use of money and the sale
of. foifeited articles. The hearing was a
spirited one and our representative dis
played much energy in securing influential
persons to support his views. The bill was
passed by the house last year but failed to
get through the Senate. As the aim is to
benefit all classes, ^e trust that he will be
successful this year.
New Haven Notes.
The V oung Men s Christian Association
of this city are making rapid progress in the
production of thier membership. They meet
each Sabbath at North Mission, DixweJl
avenue at 4:45 p. m. Mr. Joseph Griffin
opened the meeting last Sabbath, subject:
Bless the Lord, Omy soul.” The address
was short and logical. Let us say however
limited the human capacity may be and
confined the understanding, though we are
unable to comprehend the great plan of the
univesre, we yet through the medium of our
senses, and by the exertion of those facul
ties which we all enjoy, discover enough to
know and to admire the wisdom of our Cre
ator. May the young men continue to do
well in such a good cause. A donation will
be tendered Rev. J. H. Anderson of Zion
A. M. E. Church, Foot street, in the vestry,
March 19. It is requested that the mem
bers, congregation and friends, come out
and give him a good liberal donation; there
will also be a grand jug breaking festival
on the 26th inst., at the same church. The
sewing societies of the different churches
are making great preparation to exhibit
to the public their ball and Winter ingen
uity. The Sherwood rink, Sperry street,
seems to be a popular resort for all lovers
of skating. There is an attraction three
nights in the week for prizes, of different
kind, of silver ware for racers and fancy
skating. Rev. J. H. Anderson will preach
a sermon to the I. O. of O. F. Sabbath eve
ning, March 15, at Zion Church. Patrons
will great oblige by settling every week and
every four weeks. Those behind will please
call and settle, and give your correspondent
less trouble.
Great Barrington Notes.
Miss Julia Newport, the Amherst corres
pondent of The Freeman, was in town a
few weeks ago. The open entertainment
given by the Sons of Freedom on the eve
ning of the 2nd inst., was greatly enjoyed
by all present. The debate, “Which is the
most beneficial to a Country the Warrior,
Statesman or Poet,” was decided in favor
of the statesman, whose cause was cham
pioned by Mr. A. W. Austin. Last Friday
night a surprise party from this place, took
a sleigh ride to Sheffield, and visited Mr.
William Piper. There were about thirty
present, and festivities were continued till
an early hour. Mrs. Piper and daughter
are capital hostesses, and we feel like visit
ing them again. Mr. William L. Chinn is
elated at a recent female addition to his
household. The badges which the Sons of
Freedom wear on dress occasions were the
gfits of Miss Francis Newport. Mrs. R.
Williams and son went to Clayton, Conn.,
last week, to stop a while. Mrs. Josie
Bowen returned from Brooklyn last week,
but is not yet well enough to be around.
Mr. George Wooster of Canaan, Conn., has
heen visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. H.
Jackson, but was called home to-day by the
death of his youngest daughter. Miss Grace
Freemati has been visiting her parents in
Canaan for a few days.
Wedding Belles—Election of Offi
cers in the Fourth Battalion-
Providence, March 11. —Miss Gussie
Cooper died at the residence of her father
and mother, B street, on the 4th. Funeral
from A. M. E. Zion, Rev. Morris officiating.
Remains were laid ki North End burying
ground. Mrs. George Butler died abher res
idencejm the 7th. Funeral from her resi
dence, Rev. Father Cullune officiating. Re
mains laid in North End burying ground.
Company A keld a meeting last Monday
evening in their armory. Edward B.
Wheeler was elected secretary and Henry
Taylor treasurer for the ensuing year.
The Y. L. S. C. gave the sixth of their
series of socials in the A. O. H. Hall last
Monday evening. The attendance was not
as large as usual. The next social will be
given on Monday evening, 25th.
The wedding bells rang for Miss EUa
Robinson and Mr. Wm. Winston on the sth
at the residence of the bride’s brother, Mr.
John Young, East Providence, Rev. J. B.
Stansbury officiating. The bride wore a
handsome white satin dress, orange blos
som front, tulle veil, orange blossom wreath.
The presents were handsome and numerous.
Their residence will be on Meeting street.
Miss Kate Francis of New York is visiting
her mother. Misses Mary and India Bell
are visiting friends at the Hub. The Right,
Wag of Norfolk has been introduced by
Geo. Purnell, correspondent for the Sunday
Star. We are highly pleased with the
journal. Mrs. Samuel Howard, president
of the R. I. Mutual Relief Society, is very
ill at her residence; also Mrs. John Berry
and Mr. Nathaniel Prout. Be sure and
read next Saturday’s Freeman. If you
order The Freeman and do not receive it on
Saturday please inform the agent, Benj.
Lightfoot, 66 Jessamine street.
Hartford Notes.
Some of our prominent citizens have or
ganized themselves into a literary club for
the purpose of discussing the great ques
tions of the day in regard to the future of
our people in America, and all other ques
tions which will be for the enlightenment
and advancement of our citizens. The hope
also is that many, if not all, of our young
men will come into this society and take
part, and thereby improve themselves intel
lectually, socially, politically, and create a
greater love in all of our breasts for our
race. The first meeting will be held on the
20th in the usual place of meeting for the
Sumner Club, on Main street. All of our
citizens are invited to attend. A large au
dience is desired. The following is the
question which is proposed for discussion :
“What is our most important duty as a race
at the present time?” The organizers of
tnis society are very enthusiastic men, and
intend by hard labor to make it a success.
What is needed is the co-operation of every
citizen. It is hoped that the influence will
extend throughout our State and serve as a
great factor in unitingour people in thought
and action for our advancement.
Rev. Mr. Mallary, pastor of Tolcott Street
Congregational Church, has been very sick
for three weeks, but is now convalescing
and was well enough to be out to preach
last Sabbath.
Tne ladies of the Helping Hand Society
will hold their universary on the 15th inst.
Rev. W. W. Mallory was able to occupy his
pulpit last Sunday. He had been sick for
three weeks. The ladies of the Talcott
Street Church choir will give a Martha
Washington Tea Party on the 18th. The
Freeman can be obtained at J. W. Brot
ten’s, State street, A. Patterson’s, Pearl
street, or at C. H. Williams, South Ann
At the Academy of Music, Philadel
phia, March 31, 1885.
. Artists: Miss Carrie Melvin of Providence,
violinist and cornetist; Mme. Nellie-Brown
Mitchell and Mme. George Legettof Buffalo,
prima donna’sopranos; Miss Henrietta Vin
ton Davis of W ashington, humorist and elo
cutionist; the Dunges Troubadour Quartet
of Baltimore; the Amphion Singing Associ
ation of Philadelphia, 24 voices, Mme. V.
A. Montgomery of New York and Prof.
Dunge of Baltimore, accompanists; Prof,
m- i - J° nes ^ full orchestra, 20 pieces.
an< ^ cen ts, on sale at Ditson’s,
° k“ es tnut street. Proceeds for the ben
efit of Central Presbyterian and Allen Chapel
churches, Rev. J. B. Reeve aad L. J. Cop-
2 l ^P a ’Mn rs '* P r i aes to best ticket workers,
SIOO, soo, 110, $lO, $lO, $lO, $lO. J. G.
Bergen, Manager.— Advt.
And Social Siftings.
Syracuse, March 11.—Prof. C. A. John
son of Hamilton, Canada, the notorious
scientific and astronomical lecturer, editor
and publisher of the British Lion and the
American Eagle, delivered his semi-annual
address in this city at the Y. M. C. A. Hall
on the night of the 4th ultimo. He took for
his subject “The hiding places of the wind,”
and in his lengthy and scientific discourae
ho said, “I am a philosopher and go down
to the bottom of the underlying strata of
truth and thus get at the wind. The world
has waited for me to explain these things,
and when your neighbors ask you again
what is wind you can tell them you know,
for you heard Prof. Johnson settle it.” The
Professor dealt with his subject in a manner
that betrayed originality and great depth of
thought. In concluding he informed his
small audience that the finapcial proceeds
from his lectures are to be used for the
special benefit of advancing the interests of
the literary and educational purposes of the
British Lion and the American Eagle, both
of which are published and circulated free
b* charge, among the colored people of
the South.
The correspondent of the Cleveland Ga
zette for this city claims we made an error
in saying Mr. R. F. Johnson of Tully is the
only colored man who has served as juror
in this city for many years. The Gazette
man claims that Mr. H. A. Williams of this
city served about a year ago, and there are
others who served inside of two years. We
admit that Mr. Williams served in that ca
pacity within the time mentioned, but who
were the others ? Three or four gentlemen
can find comfortable lodging at the Calis
taga House, No. 50, West Water street.
James J. Cooper, Esq., will represent the
Boston Advocate in this city. At present
we have two colored papers circulated here,
the Cleveland Gazette and The Freeman, yet
there is room for others. It is rumored that
some of the ex-officers of the Palmer Guards
of this city who were impeached last Spring
for repeated delinquency, have been using
all efforts to dampen the prospecte of the
company and their friends for attending the
Waiters’ Union reception, which is to be
hedd at Auburn, N. Y., on the 19th inst. A
number of young men of this city have or
ganized a quartet and are preparing to take
an important part in the ten days’ encamp
ment, whioh will commence at Zion Hall
April 7, and not the 10th, as announced.
The quartet consists of the following gen
tlemen and others whose names we did not
learn: Messrs. A. S. Bishop, Levi Williams,
D. Freeman, John Green, Frank Williams
and John W. Warren Mr. W. C. Jason of
Lima and Mr. Daniel Mills of Detroit were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Francis John
son the first of the week. Mrs. E. S. Wal
ters of Troy was the guest of her sister, Mrs.
A. S. Bishop, last week. Mrs. A. E. Gor
don and Mrs. M. Robingson of Chittenango
were here the past week, guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Chapman. Mr. Leon Dubois
left this week for a lengthy sojourn in Buf
falo and points in Pennsylvania. A case of
small pox was reported here last night,
which caused considerable excitement among
the health officers. The victim of the
disease was an employee of the West Shore
Railroad and boarded at a boarding house
in this city. Hie physicians said the man’s
affliction was a fully developed case of the
small pox, and as some Cwenty or more men
were boarding at the same place at the time
it is feared they are contagioned. All pre
cautions have been taken to prevent it.
Pittsburg and Vicinity.
The skating rink which was opened on
the 7th inst. on’Author street exclusively
for colored people has been the cause of
much comment. The Sunday Critic gives
vent to some very unjournalistic expressions
r elative to the actions of the visitors. We
trust that nene who consider themselves
ladies aivd gentlemen will degrade themselves
by frequenting such a place of amusement.
Household of Ruth No. 28, G. U. O. of O.
F-, will give a grand Masonic carnival on
the 19th inst. at Lafayette Hall. Rev. Ross
of Washington, Pa., preached at the morn
ing and evening quarterly meeting services
of the Brown Chapel A. M. E. Church on
the Bth inst. The projectors of the Widows’
Home realized quite a handsome sum at
their entertainment given on the sth inst.
Mrs. Turner, who died on the Bth inst., was
buried from the John Wesley A. M. E.Zion
Church on the 10th inst. Miss Mary Clark
returned to the city on the sth inst., after a
brief visit to her sister in Washington, Pa.
Wm. H, Dupree of Massachusetts
Farmer, Musician, Soldier, Elocu
tionist—Record of a very Useful
and Successful Career.
Prepared for The Freeman.
William H. Dupree was born in Peters
nirg, V a., Mar. 18, 1838, of free parentage.
His mother was a mulatto, and his father was
of mixed Negro and French blood, his pa
ternal grandmother being a native of France.
At the age of two months, his father and
mother, Monroe and Marv Elizabeth Du
pree removed to Chillicothe, Ohio, where
the family resided until the fall of 1847
thence to Cassopolis, Michigan, from which
place, after a few months, the family re
moved to a farm, where the subject of our
sketch was taught farming nine months in
each year, receiving primary instruction in
a common school, composed principally of
white children, the other three months in
each year for four years.
His father was next engaged in a contract
to complete with ties and rails of one and a
half miles of the Michigan Central Railroad
on which contract his son received ample
instruction in the management of horses
and general teaming.
In 1853, the family returned to Ohio, and
m the following year, father, and son were
engaged in an excavation for the depot at
Greenfield on the Marietta and Cincinnati
Railroad. A year later, the family re
turned to Chillicothe, and young Dupree
and his father engaged in the grocery and
teaming business. For some years no
schooling was received by the young man,
but during the winter of several succeeding
years, he received the benefit of the common
schools, under the instruction of the late
Rev. J. R. Bowles, formerly chaplain of
the 55th Massachusetts Volunteers-
After the death of his father he was em
ployed about two years by Ewing & Son
in the livery stable business, where his uncle
had been at work for a number of years.
He then went to learn the plasterer’s trade
with J. P. Maxwell & Co., and was there
employed until the trade was learned. At
the breaking out of the Rebellion, he was
at work for Abraham Fiddler, expressman
delivering notices at stores and other busi
ness houses of freight arrivals, acting as
messengers, receipting for, and delivering
all business letters between the Chillicothe
depot and the headquarters of the Marietta
and Cincinnati Railroad, then in said city.
During these and a few years previous, he
had taken up the study of band music and
attended night school, when time from other
employments allowed. After one year, he
was placed at the head of the Union Valley
Brass Band. The following reference to
him is taken from Lieut. James M. Trotter’s
work on “Music and some Highly Musical
People:” “Mr. William H. Dupree, at one
time, the very efficient manager of the
‘Union Valley Brass Band,’ in which he was
also a performer of the b-flat baritone, is a
gentleman whose history is such as to war
rant particular mention here, not only on
account of his having always possessed an
ardent music-loving spirit, but also from his
general intelligence, and the fine progress
he has made in attaining to several high
stations of honor, and usefulness. Mr. Du
pree remained a member of the band in
Chillicothe until 1863, when, on the first
call for colored troops for the late .war he
went to Massachusetts and enlisted in the
55th Regiment. He became first sergeant in
Company H, in which position he won golden
opinions from those in command for his
strict attention to duty, his steady and rapid
acquirement of military knowledge (becom
ing one of the very best drill masters and
disciplinarians of his regiment) and for his
generally fine, officer-like bearing. At one
time Sergeant Dupree was manager of the
regimental band, in which position he ren
dered important services. In 1864, he was
promoted to the grade of commissioned of
ficer—a rare distinction for one of his race
owing to causes so well understood that they
need not be mentioned here. In this new
place of honor, he so discharged his duties
as to prove the wisdom of those who ten
dered the appointment; for he was always
distinguished for an increase display, if pos
sible, of those excellent qualities, the pos
session of which caused his promotion.”
He was the first colored officer of the guard
in his regiment. He entered the civil ser
vice in the Boston post office as a letter car
rier, Feb. 12, 1866, and steadily won his
way in the esteem of his official associates
and with the residents of his route. In
May, 1874, he was promoted to a clerkship
and in the following October, was appointed
to his present position as superintendent of
post office station A, in Boston, Mass. This
office is situated in the South End district
which comprises about 60,000 inhabitants,
composed, in a large measure, of Boston’s
most intelligent and wealthy citizens. In
this office are employed four clerks, and
seventeen letter carriers (all white) distrib
uting more than 6,000,000 pieces of mail
matter and handling over $150,000 of money
order and postage stamp funds annually.
In politics, a staunch Republican, he has
not, however, been very active since the
Grant campaigns, when he was secretary of
the soldiers and sailors political association,
organized at the South End to obtain rec
ognition in political positions, elective or ap
pointive, for honorably discharged soldiers
and sailors. He attended, as a delegate
from Massachusetts, the soldiers and sailors
great national convention, held at Pitts
burg, Penn., in 1872.
In 1873, he was a delegate from Boston
to the colored men’s national convention
held at Washington, D. C. During the sea
son of 1877-8, he studied elocution with the
celebrated English actor, John C. Cowper,
formerly leading man at the Globe Theatre.
At the Chelsea Academy of Music, appearing
under an assumed name as the “Constable
of York,” in the play of the “Great Cardi
nal;” subsequently, as “Tubal,” in the
“Merchant of Venice;” “Major Lowther,”
in the “Roadside Daisies” and “Gratiano in
“Othello.” In the latter play John McCul
lough starred as “Othello.” supported by
John C. Cowper, as lago, and his pupUs fill-
to discharge faithfully his endeavor
J. Gordon Street.
A Case—Newark’s
Whirl of Social Pleasure ®
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some time in Norfolk with h been speadin S
iD ‘fr**
in Orange. It k ' e P er
Fire ol WSW 1 *?
colored ™uemet,
purch »sed ticketafor asun
per at Rhjnehat’s place. When ♦be
tented the tickets fthinehart rXS V^
S the "- Mr -
Miss ™
S® fa ?“ ls ^ ^t.
hou^onL^^ f to th,
were Mr. and MrT^ugh ^ eSent
Mr. and Mr^Swth toOT
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wolfofk^^
and Mrs. Sims, Miss O’Fake Mr pn’ *
Miss L. Bailey,
Bogard, Mise Bird, Mrs. Bird end man.
others. Invitations are out for the m&7
riage of Miss Carrie Knox to Mr. J Pru*
M nC r b n >? th ‘ The bi ^hday party of
Mr. John K eekng of Bank street, was a very
nice affair. The table was filled with all tha
delicacies of the season. Among™ he
John Smith, George Jarley, Peter Harris
James Young William Washington, Edi
n a ir Hams, John oorhes. Mrs. Mary
Dekalb is confined to her bed. Rev. Israel
Derrick is convalescing. Rev. J. B. Mas
siahi left on Tuesday, March 3, for Raleigh
t 0 a Professorship:
He was expected to return in time to oc-
XVpwZ PltSUn f ay ’ b,ltco,dd not do so
The news was circulated and his inveterate
I°* WhlC i he ^ as some three °r four
males Mid seven females, conspired together
and committed a malicious and unlawful
act. Sometime after midnight they hun K a.
piece of crape, tied with a narrow white rib
bon, on the dopr of his boarding house, in
Bank street, with the following written on
a Piece of white paper: “J. B. Massiah is
dead; he killed himself for Miss Fannie
Jackson. This young lady is a member
of the church and in good standing but is.
not recognized socially by the elite. It is
known that one of the females and two war
dens called upon the bishop with complaints
but were dismissed with Christian advice. ’
New London Notos.
Joshua Simmons, who has been driving
for Dr. Sheffield for the past six years will
retire from the box April 1 to his farm on
the outskirts of the city. Mrs. Jemenson*
the leader of the North West Society, is still
confined to her house with pneumonia on
Hempstcd street. Miss Georgia Dickenson,
who has been sick since December, is out
again. Mr. Jessie Nelson who has had
charge of the Preserving Rooms of the
Piquot Preserving Company for the past
two years, has left the company to act for
another. Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks left
Monday to spend a week with friends in
Washington. John B. Nail rejoices that he
can say daughter as well as- son now. The
daughter was born Friday, Feb. 27. C. B.
Waite of New York will not run the Pequot
the coming Summer. Mr. Haley has taken
the house back and will put a new proprie
tor in charge. Mrs. H. Somby and Mise
Butler are getting up an entertainment for
I hilhp’s Association, to come off after Lent.
A subscription has been opened at Chappell
store for Peter Hull, who lost all of his hogs
and horses with the cholera this Winter.
Mr. Henry L. Jordon, who has been steam
boating on the Sound for the past thirty
years, will leave soon to go as steward on
one of the Morgan line of steamers between
New York and Mexico. Mr. Dave Williams,
who is building a house on Hempsted street:
was thrown from a wagon last week and
badly hurt about the head. Mr. Boswell
Simmons, our enterprising junk dealer,
shipped two car loads of junk to New York
this week.
Elmira Notes.
The excursionists who attended the inau
guration have mostly returned and seem
to be pleased with their trip. In the city
elections on the 3d inst. the Republicans
were victorious. Rev. W. B. Jones of Bath
preached at Zion Church last Sabbath eve
ning. Bishop Thompson and several of his
preachers stopped a few hours last Thurs
day on their way to Ithica to look after the
appealed case of the deposed Bishop W. 11.
Hillery. The members and friends of Bethel
A. M. E. Church surprised the pastor, Rev.
Horace Talbert, last Sabbath evening after
preaching services with two very fine vol
umes for his library. Joshua Matthews
made the presentation speech, which was
very excellent. The pastor replied in happy
vein. Henry Williams and Annie Runnels
were united in marriage at Bethel parsonage
last Thursday evening. Mr. John W. Bax
ter of Watkins has joined the Banneker
Literary Association, to which ha will be a
great help. Having been reared in the
house of Bishop Dizny he is well read. The
work of Rev. Burrill of the Baptist Church
prospers in his hands. Prof. M. Butler will
open his study the first of next month at
Horseheads or Waverlv.
Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower
in exchanging him.

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