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Imposing Ceremonies —Large Con
course of People—Brilliant Fes
tivities—The New Minister to
Hayti Will Not be Disturbed By
Mr. Cleveland—Alex. Powell Pro
vided For.
Washington, March 10. —The Inaugura
tion, with all of its pomp and circumstance,
is over, and Grover Cleveland is now Presi
dent of the United States. The daily press
has already given to the world the details of
the magnificence of the procession; the
brilliancy of the ball; and best of all the
manly tone and hopeful spirit of the inau
gural address. The procession was by all
odds the largest and most imposing that has
ever attended the seating of a President;
and in dignity and imp essiveness was not
unworthy of the coronation of a king.
There were over eight miles of marching
men; quite a hundred bands of music, em
bracing not a few of the most celebrated of
the land, including the band of the Seventh
Regiment and Gilmore’s great band of one
hundred performers. The procession re
quired four hours to pass a given point. It
was very gratifying to see so many fine
looking and well equipped colored soldiers
in line and to note the many complimentaiy
remaiks they elicited from the great crowd
that filled the streets. Never have the col
ored soldiers made a handsomer appearance
and never have they been given better posi
tions and treated with greater consideration
than in this precession to inaugurate a Dem
ocrati j Ire ident. The local companies
turned out full ranks, led by the three com
panies of the Washington Cadets in their
new overcoats, under the command of Major
G. A. Fleetwood. Their marching was sim
ply perfect. Among the visiting companies
were the Baltimore Rifles, seventy men,
Capt. Geo. M. Matthews, who came in for a
large share of applause for their fine looks
and soldierly appearance. The South Caro
lina volunteers from Charleston, accompa
nied by Brig.-Gen. J. C. Clausen. The State
Guard of Richmond, Capt. R. A. Paul.
Baltimore City Guards, seventy men, Capt.
W. R. Spencer. Three companies from
Norfolk, Maj. W. H. Palmer, and one from
Fredericksburg, Va.
The Inaugural of President Cleveland
has pleased every one, and has gone far to
disarm any prejudice or apprehension enter
.tainod against him, and all are now prepared
to give him and his administration a fair and
honest trial and to hope for the best. The
colored clerks in office, if not elated, are at
least serene and hopeful; and while it is too
early to predict what will be the outcome,
all believe that the President is in earnest in
relation to civil service reform.
Never were so many persons drawn to the
city as by this occasion. It is stated that
the P, R. R. Co. alose brought in 300.000
persons. Quite a number of colored ladies
and gentlemen visited the city. And while
parties; and entertainments were not so nu
merous or brilliant as four years ago, no
one seemed to have reason to regret his
coming. Among the many visitors we have
only room to mention Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus
Dixon of Newport, R. 1., Mr. and Mrs.
Dan’l. Brooks of New York, Dr. Henderson
of Chicago, Dr. Thompson of New York,
J. D. Lewis, Esq., and I. C. Wears, Esq.,
of Philadelphia, Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Brown,
Rev. Mr. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Harris, Miss Aggie Brooks and Wm. Wheeler
of Baltimore, Mr. Seals of Cleveland, Miss
Jefferies of Rochester, Mr. Thos. Williams
of Newport.
There have been not a few sociables, din
ners, suppers, &c., in honor of the visitors,
the three most prominent being the social
given by the Friday Night Dancing Club,
the reception of Miss Martha Matthews in
honor of her brother, Ja^. C. Matthews,
Esq., which was largely attended by her
many friends, ladies and gentlemen, and
later the very elegant supper given in honor
of several visiting gentleman by Mr. Alex.
Powell at his residence, 15th street, which
was elegant and complete in all of its ap
pointments. Among the gentlemen present
were Jas. C. Matthews, Esq., Dr. Hender
son of Chicago, Dr. Thompson of New
York, Mr. Thos. Williams of Newport, Mr.
Wyatt Archer, Prof. R. H. Terrill, Mr.
Richard Henderson, Mr. Wm. E. Matthews,
Mr. W. H. Harris, Mr. S. B. Jackson, Mr.
Richard Venning, Mr. J. A. Johnson, Mr.
Howard Johnson, Mr. Richard Tompkins,
Mr. Binley. A most sumptuous supper,
embracing all the delicacies of the season,
with rarest wines, &c., was served at mid
night. In response to a toast in honor of
Mr. Jas. C. Matthews, he made a speech of.
marked power—frank, earnest and eloquent,
in which he presented the claims of Mr.
Cleveland and his administration to the
Ihoughtful attention of his hearers, and
proclaimed that whatever of enmity and
wrong we had found in the Democracy of
the past and the Southern Democracy of the
present, that in the Democracy as repre
sented by President Cleveland we would find*
a new Democracy, which would take to its
embrace men of all colors and creeds, and
defend in their Constitutional rights the
weakest and the blackest alike with the
strongest and the whitest. That not only
would colored men be appointed to office by
the new President, but he ventured the pre
diction that more colored men would occupy
positions of dignity and profit under Mr.
Cleveland than under the recent Republican
Presidents. It is needless to add that Mr.
Matthews’ remarks were most warmly re
ceived, and Le has already by his frank,
open nature, his gentlemanly address, his
tact and high intelligence won his way into
the hearts of the young men of the city, and
it will be no fault of theirs if he is not in
duced to accept office in this city. His
club, the Phalanx of Albany, kept open house
at the Arlington, and to none did they dis
play a more open-handed hospitality than
to the colored gentlemen who called to pay
their respects to Mr. Matthews, and it is not
improbable that Mr. Matthews will soon be
called to this city to accept a dinner in his
honor at the hands of the many old and new
friends he met during his four days’ stay.
One of the last acts of President Arthur
was to provide a position in the Post Office
Department for his friend and private mes
senger, Mr. Alex. Powell. AU the rest of
the staff at ths White House will be re
tained, at least for the present. Mr. Powell
will be very much missed in his old posi
tion. By his nearness to the President he
was enabled to do a good work for his race,
and he has used it to the best advantages.
It is said that Mr. PoweU has been instru-
mental in putting more colored persons in
office than any other of our “leaders.”
Col. Williams, the new Minister to Hayti,
is yet in town and has had a busy week of
it. He lectured on Monday night in the
course of the 15th Street Presbyterian
Church, and took for his subject “The
Congo.” Tuesday night he read a paper at
the Bethel Literary on “Industrial Educa
tion. ’ ’ He will leave for Boston on Wednes
day of this week to join his wife and child,
and together they will sail on the 20th inst.
to Port-au-Prince from New York. Col.
Williams has tlie assurauce of President
Cleveland that he shall not be disturbed,
notwithstanding he was appointed by Presi
dent Arthur.
Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Shadd are receiving
the Congratulations of their many friends.
It is a boy this time. Mr. and Mrs. John
R. Lynch expect to leave for their far off
home at Natchez, Miss., about the middle of
the month, to take up their permanent
abode. Register Bruce is slowly recovering
from his recent indisposition and hopes for
a thorough restoration to health.
vibginia^Fsoldieb boys.
Scarlet Fever doing Deadly Work —
Mr. Page’s Book—Social.
Norfolk, Mar. 9. —Scarlet fever is in our
city and has brought sorrow to many a fam
ily by Calling some dear one away to the
city of the dead. Children are the greatest
sufferers, but the old have been troubled as
well. The most distressed family that we
have any knowledge so far is that of Mr.
Frank Smith, one of our enterprising pro
duce dealers, vrho lost three members of his
family, but the most severe stroke, in addi
tion to these little ones was the death of Mr.
Smith himself. Wilson avenue, where they
resided was a sad place to pass at that time.
We also chronicle with sad feelings, the
death of Mrs. Barbara Wilkins, 186 Cum
berland street, who we understand lived to
the ripe age of 86 years, she had been a con
sistent member of Bute Street Baptist
Church for many years. Tuesday 3rd being
the anniversary of Patriarchie, G. U. 0. of
0. F., the Order paraded the principal
streets with brothers of Councils and lodges
from Portsmouth, Berkley and Norfolk
County, after which a grand banquet was
given at the armory of the Second Battalion
at night. The parade presented a fine ap
pearance as it marched to the strains of
Prof. Nelson Physick’s brass band. The
uniform of the Patriarchie is heavily
trimmed with good gilt, and embroidery
work which with their bright swords and
gay cocked hats gives the Order, in appear
ance, a place in the front rank of uni
formed associations. The banquet was a
success in every particular; the ladies put
ting their best efforts foward made the ar
mory a place of beauty,
Mr. T. F. Paige’s book entitled “Twenty
years of Freedom,” is out and in his posses
sion. It is not a large volume, being of
about one hundred pages; but those who
look to quality and richness of matter, will
see double their money’s worth at a glahce.
An original poem contributed by Miss M.
E. Chapman of Alexandria is well worth
the price of the book. No family in Vir
ginia should be without it, and it is hoped
that Mr. Page will receive the encourage
ment he so richly dererves by the citizens of
Norfolk and elsewhere who are interested in
the progress of.the race. Mr. Thos. Norris,
the orator is a Norfolk boy, and a student in
the law department of Howard University,
J Washington, D. C., and from the fact of his
being so young, the book is the more the
The Second Virginia Battalion, or more
properly, three companies of Norfolk, vis
ited Washington on the 4th inst., and took
part in the inaugural ceremonies. Maj.
Palmer desired to take the entire command
of five companies, but the Virginia Guards,
Capt. Jeffrey T. Wilson, and the Seaboon
Elliot Greys, Capt. James O. Corprew of
Portsmouth, failed to put in appearance af
ter having reported to Head Quarters their
wish to attend. But nothing -was lost by
their not attending as our soldier boys met
a warm reception and were the subject of
comment from every quarter, not because
they were colored troops, but for excellent
deportment and soldierly appearance while
in line, and the excellent discipline dis
played when not in line. The following of
ficers and commands were in line: Maj. W.
H. Palmer, commanding; First Lieut., I. E.
Whitehurst, Quarter-master, Company A,
Langston Guard; Capt. P. Shepherd, Jr.,
First Lieut., A. S. Brown, Second Lieut.,
A. A. Stith, 26 men; Company D, National
Guard, Capt. Edw. W. Gould; First Lieut.
Chas. H. Robinson, Second Lieut. Jarvis
Eure, Battalion Second, Lieut. G. W. Fore
man, 30 men; Company E, Hannibal
Guard, Capt. W. T. Greenhow, First Lieut.
A. A. Miller, Second Lieut, D. E. Timber
lake, Battalion Second Lieut. D. White, 28
men; Sergt. Major Samuel L. Tucker, color
bearers, Peters Scott and W. H. White.
The companies were met at the wharf on
their return by the Excelsior brass band,
Prof. Physick, leader, and a large crowd of
citizens. They were marched through some
of the principal streets to their armory
where the major paid a high compliment to
the officers and men, and did not forget to
thank them for their excellent conduct dur
ing their entire absence ,after which they
were dismissed. Your correspondent is un
der obligations to Hon. George L. Pryor
and Mr. A. Ogleby while in Washington,
Rev. A. A. Burleigh, pastor of St. John’s
A. M. E. Church, preached an eloquent ser
mon on the evening of the Bth to an appre
ciative audience. The reverend gentleman
took occasion to refer to the change in the
administration of the government, giving
wholesome advice with relation to the race
and their future. The sermon was timely
in every respect, especially-so to those who
had been aroused by the silly rumors float
ing about. We hope others of our leading
citizens will follow this example for we are
in great need of such instructions. To
night a discussion between Rev. J. H. M.
Pollard and Hon. George L. Pryor will take
place at the Bank Street Baptist Church,
“Can a colored citizen be a Democrat from
principle?” Mr. Pollard in the affirmative
and Mr. Pryor in the negative. We ac
knowledge receipt of a ticket with compli
ments of Mr. J. E. Fuller, president Vet
eran Aid Association, in whose interest the
debate is given. Miss Pauline Washington,
formerly of Norfolk, but for a number of
years living in New York, paid a visit to
the city for a few weeks, and was the guest
of Miss Henrietta Wilson. Miss Washing
ton expressed herself much pleased with
the trip an^ attention shown by her old
friends. ' ’
Memorial to Him—A Beautiful
New Bedford, Mar. 7. —Printed programs
were furnished to the audience on the occa
sion of the services in memory of the late
Bishop Dickerson, held at Bethel A. M. E.
Church, Sunday afternoon, March 1. On
the first page was the following: “Sacco
Memoria.' ’ Wm. Fisher Dickerson, D.D.,
13th Bishop of the A. M. E. Church, born
January 15, 1845; died, December 20, 1884.
A. M. E. Bethel Church, Kempton street,
New Bedford, Mass., Sunday, March 1,
1885, at 2:30 r. M.
On the second and third pages came the
following order of exercises: voluntary,
processional. Miss Julia Morse, organist;
hymn, “Servant of God, well done,” choir;
prayer; chant, choir; original poem, Miss
M. Louise Taylor; hymn, “Is my name
written there?” Sabbath School; “InMemo
riatn,” recitation, Miss Josie Carter; “O
rest in the Lord,” solo and chorus, Mrs. A.
J. M. Austin and choir; reading resolutions,
Mr. J. Austin; eulogy. Rev. J. B. Brock;
“Blessed are the dead,” solo and chorus,
Mme. E. J. Bell and choir; poem, “Our de
parted Bishop,” Miss Jackson; doxology and
benediction. The following is the poem
composed and read by Miss M. Louise Tay
lor and entitled “The Spirit’s Flight.”
Some say there Is no future life,
No joy, no bliss, no rest from strife;
They tell us, O! so positive.
The spirit dies and does not live.
O! vain this empty idle thought,
This doubt which nils the human heart.
It cannot be that, with the grave.
The spi it dies, —the soul God gave.
The grave shall hold within its chain,
This body—dust—its honest claim;
The soul confined shall never be;
The spirit lives eternally.
The soul shall Jeave this mortal frame,—
This house so frail, so full of pain—
Shall leave this lifeless piece of clay.
Until the Resurrection Day.
Then God his angel shall command
To take his place on sea and land.
And, wilh his trump, from shore to shore
Proclaim that time shall be no more.
God his jewels then shall gather
Then to live with Him forever
And round that golden throne above
They shall shine with heavenly love.
The Christian then shall happy be,
Happy through all eternity;
Free from all life’s toil and sorrow.
Where the heart no care can borrow.
We weep, ’tis true, we shed a tear,
When death removes a friend so dear;
We weep and sadly lay away
That friend beneath the silent clay.
Yet if that soul prepared shall be,
When time ends in eternity,
And if our lives are not in vain,
In heaven we’ll meet that friend again.
To-day we mourn our heavy loss;
Our faithful soldier of the cross,
Has gone to join the heavenly throng;—
Our Win. Fisher Dickerson.
But we must hope and watch and wait.
And some day heaven’s golden gate
Will open to each faithful one,
As to our Bishop Dicknrson.
Of the series of resolutions read by Mr.
Austin, the closing ones were, “Resolved,
That the A. M. E. Church and congregation
tender its heartfelt sympathy to the family
and relatives of the deceased Bishop, in
this, their sad affliction, and commend them
to God, who can heal all their sorrows, as
suage their grief and wipe all the tears from
their eyes.” “Resolved that this church
shall be draped .in mourning for the space
of thirty days.” “Resolved that these res
olutions be entered on the church records,
and that a copy of them be sent to the fam
ily of our deceased bishop.” In pronounc
ing the eulogy Rev. Brock, reviewed the I'e
of the late bishop and dwelling upon his em
inent fitness as a leader, mentioned his be
coming chorister or Sullivan street church,
New York city, soon after joining that so
ciety; his election as a bishop in 1880’ his
being chosen as one of the twelve delegates
sent by the General Conference to*’ the
Ecumenical Council of Methodists, at Lon
don, in 1882, and his last address to the Gen
eral Conference during its session at Balti
more, last year. Closing the speaker held
up the bishop’s life as an example for the
young to follow. The eulogy was splendid
and well delivered. The services, like the
drapery, have never been surpassed by any
thing that has occurred in any of our
colored churches and the committees deserve
praise for their work.
Last Monday evening-Miss Sadie Blair
gave, at her residence on Middle street, a
parly in honor of her guest, Miss Gertie
Notts of Boston. Games, recitations and
singing were indulged in and two members
of the Beethovan Band favored the company
with cornet and trombone solos. Miss Nott
who is president of the C. T. Cs. of her city,
made a speech, thanking her friends for
making her visit a pleasant one and re
sponses were made by representatives of the
L. L. Cs., the R. X. Cs. and the Pickwick
Club; Mr. J. Reed of the Advocate also
made a speech.
March 2 was the 13th birthday of Miss
Birdie Samplin, and in the evetiing a num
ber of her young’, associates surprised her
at her mother’s residence, 78 Ash street.
The evening was spent at games and recita
tions and Misses Annie and Mattie Lee
amused the company with a dialogue. After
supper occurred a grand march led by Mas
ter Will Grey and Lucy Samplin, with
Master Charles Morgan at the instrument.
At 10:30 the company dispersed, all feeling
that they had spent a pleasant evening. On
Wednesday evening, 4th instant, at the res
idence of the bride’s parents, on Tempton
street, Miss Claid Johnson was united in
marriage to Mr. William York, Rev. J. C.
Brock performing the ceremony. On the
evening of the 19th inst., in City Hall,
Union Lodge, No. 7, F. and A. M., will cel
ebrate the “Feast of the Paschel Lamb,”
with appropriate ceremony and addresses will
be made by Revs. Brock, Lodge, Lee and
Lyons of this city and Bowens of Cam
bridgeport. The committee having the cel
ebration in charge are B. V. Durfee, Presi
dent; B. J. Churchill, Isham C. Coroling,
Lewis Bryan, William Ferguson, Horace
Reed, Charles Lightfoot, J. 11. C. Austin,
secretary. _
Springfield Notes.
Mrs. Eli S. Baptist, who has been in fail
ing health since last fall, died at her home
last Friday morning at 5 o’clock at the age
of fifty years. Her life had been a very ac
tive one in church and societies. She had
been a consistent member of the Sanford
Street Congregational Church since 1865.
She will be greatly missed at the family cir
cle, and in the community at large. Funeral
services, which were largely attended at
Sanford Street Church Monday last at 3 p.
m. Sermon by Rev. W. A. Lynch; ad
dresses by Rev. Mahlon Vanhorn of New
port and Rev. Harrison of Pittsfield. Ap
propriate singing conducted by Mr. S. J.
Baptist. The altar was trimmed with
smilax and callas. The Beneficial Society
of which deceased was one of the founders,
placed a beautiful sickle of cut flowers on
the casket. Mrs. Baptist leaves a husband
and a sister, Miss Parker of New York city.
Mrs. Abbie Shaw, one of our oldest citizens,
is dangerously ill at her home on Eastern
avenue. Rev. Peter Smith of Boston, who
spent a few days in the city returned last
Friday. Mr. Edgar Robii son will spend a
few months in Richmond, Va. A party of
his gentleman friends entertained him at
Mrs. Shepard’s, last Thursday evening
and made a present of an elegant gold ring
with their best wishes. Orders for The
Freeman at 65 Court street.
Baltimoreans Excelling in the
Number of Literary Organiza
Baltimore, Mar. 9. —The convention of
literary societies and lyceums of Baltimore
and vicinity, held on the 18th and 19th of
February, proved a great success in bring
ing together the lit rary talent of our com
munity. The convention was called to or
der a 3 p. m., by Mr. A. L. Minor, chairman
committee of arrangements, who delivered
a short address of welcome to the delegates.
Mr. Minor was elected temporary chairman,
D. D. Dickson teiEp< rary secretary. A
committee of one from each literary associa
tion was selected to examine the credentials.
While waiting on the committee to report,
the following gentlemen addressed the con
vention. Mr. S. H. Norwood, Rev. W. M.
Alexander, Mr. Thos. Dickson, Jr., aud Dr.
Tae committee reported that nine organi
zations were represented, and that seventy
two delegates were entitled to seats in the
convention, eight from each organization.
The organizations were: Bethel, Charles
Sumner, Morning Star, Roxana, Robert
Brown Elliott, St. Paul, St. John’s, Wen
dell Phillips and Water's Chapel Lyceum.
After appointing a committee on per
manent organization, the convention ad
journed until 7:30 p. m. The committee not
being ready to report at the time of the as
sembling of the convention, Dr. H. J.
Brown was invited to address the conven
tion. He responded in an able speech.
Having adopted the report of the committee
on rules, the convention proceeded to nomi
nate candidates for president, Messrs. W.
F. Crockett, W. W. Smith and A. L.
Minor were put in nomination by their re
spective supporters. The ballot stood W.
F. Crockett, 8 Totes; W. W. Smith, 24; A.
L. Minor, 16; Mr. Smith was declared the
choice of the convention. Mr. W. H. Fox
was elected vice president, H. M. Bowser,
secretary. Adiourned till 3p. M. next day.
Convention called to order by the presi
dent, W. W. Smith. On motion all busi
ness was dispensed with and the literary
program begun. Mr. J. J. Simms read a
very able paper on “The History of
Lyceums in Baltimore” which was dis
cussed twenty minutes by the convention.
Mr. D. D. Dickson read a paper on “The
True Literary,” Mr. Crockett also spoke
on the subject. Adjourned till 7:30 p. m.
On assembling of the convention, Mr. M.
W. Clair read a lengthy paper on “Intel
lectural culture . the Christain’s duty.”
“The Negro in Literature” was rendered
by Mr. Malachi Gibson. He gave some
very interesting statistics of the literature
of the colored race. “The church and the
lyceum” was delicately and carefully
bandied .by Mr. W. W. Smith. He ap
pealed to the churches irrespective of de
nomination to encourage literature among
their members. It is conceded that Mrs.
Robinson who read a paper on “The Negro
in American history” made the ablest ad
dress in the whole convention and her pro
duction proves her to be thoroughly ac
quainted with the history of the colored
race. The literary program concluded by
Mr. A. L. Minor reading a paper on “The
lyceum as an educator.” After appoint
ing an executive committee to make ar
rangements for next convention which
meets in August the convention adjourned.
Agents of colored newspapers are often
met with this objection: “your papers are
too high, and if you want to succeed you
must sell as reasonably as do agents of
white newspapers.” When colored papers
have circulation of ten to one hundred thou
sand they can afford to sell the paper for
two to three cents; but where the circula
tion does not exceed five thousand they can
not afford to do it.
Wilkes-Barre Notes.
The leading topic of conversation since
the great event at Washington last
Wednesday has been the advent of the new
administration, and the inaugural address
of President Cleveland. Many colored men
here express themselves as being well satis
fied with the utterances of the new Presi
dent touching the freedmen’s citizenship.
On the evening of the 4th, the annual
Thanksgiving services of Anthracite Lodge,
1629, G. U. O. of O. G., were held in Bethel
Church; sermon by Rev. Add. R. Palmer.
Is was a very able discourse. The three
links—friendship, love aud truth—were de
picted in glowing terms, and beautifully
blended with faith, hope and charity. The
sermon attracted considerable attention and
extract was given publicity through the col
umns of the Newsdealer.
Thursday evening last a reception was
given to Prof. J. F. Carle by Mrs. Harris
and Mrs. Brown at their residence on North
ampton. street, a goodly number of invited
guest paid their compliments to the profes
sor. The company was most hospitably in
tertained by the host and hostess. Sunday
Prof. Carle and Rev. Ely dined with Mr.
and Mrs. William Matthews. The spread
was very stuinptuous. Thursday next the
Prof, leaves here for New York. Dr. J. P.
Stanley of New York delivered a very in
teresting Temperance lecture in Bethel
Church last Sunday evening. Mrs. Re
becca Brown is suffering from an attack of
pneumonia. Mrs. Alice Wilson is afficted
with sore thoat, Thomas Robinson of
Wright street was very ill last Sunday. Pat
rons please settle all arrears by the Ist of
April at which time the paper will be delivered
by another agent. 1 shall be pleased to con
tinue as correspondent, but the delivery of
The Freeman will be in charge of S. J. Pat
terson. Quarterly meeting services will be
held at Bethel Chrch a week from next
From the State Capital.
I attended a session of the Court of Ap
peals last week (Friday) and had the pleas
ure of listening to Judge Richard Busteed’s
argument for a new trial for Rugg, the cli
ent of the late John F. Quarles. The Judge
said he had assisted Mr. Quarles in his ar
gument for a new trial before the Supreme
Court, and was only furnished with a copy
of the brief in this case by the supervisors of
Queens county a few days before his ap
pearance here. That he appeared here
without fee or hope of reward and proceeded
to show that any and every man charged
with the commission of a capital crime was
entitled to a fur and impartial trial; that
Rugg’s trial was a farce and his conviction
under the circumstances a shame. He made
a most eloquent appeal for a new trial. The
court room was well filled with members of
the bar and spectators, who listened with
evident satisfaction to Judge Busteed. I
am pleased to note that at the recent exam
ination of pupils of the Albany High Scheol
Misses Ida Abrams and Nellie Goings passed
with honor to themselves and credit to their
friends. It was Miss Blanche Jackson who
was mentioned last week as being sick with
pleurisy. Mrs. Helen Stratton has been
confined to her home for a week with a se
vere cold. Mrs. Walter Lewis is home sick
with severe cold. Mrs. Williams, mother of
Louis Williams of New York, is lying very
low at her home on Third street. The Phi
lomathean Lodge of Odd Fellows hold their
annual concert and promenade at Bleeker
Hall on the 26th inst. A novel program has
been prepared by the committee. I. R.
Chapman and daughter, Miss A. M. Chap
man, have returned from a visit to Wash
ington. At the last regular meeting of the
Burdett Coutts Association a series of reso
lutions were adopted and forwarded to G.
W. Cable, Esq., for his able article on the
“Freedman’s Case in Equity” in the Janu
ary Century. The president of the Burdetts,
Mr. Penington, had an interview with Mr.
Cable, and was so pleased with him and his
sentiments that he offered the resolution of
Worcester Waifs.
Last Tuesday Mr. Charles Bracket of St.
Johns, N. 8., arrived here from New Or
leans, having made quite a visit to the Ex
position and expressed himself well pleased
with what he saw. While here he was the
guest of Prof, and Mrs. David T. Oswell.
It is ten years since his last visit, during
which time many parts of this city had out
grown his recollection. Among other places
of interest to which the Professor introduced
him was the cosy club rooms of the Sixteen
Associates, the members of which endeav
ored to give him a pleasant time. He left
Friday morning. A small but very pleasant
party gathered at the rooms of the Sixteen
Associates last Thursday evening, the sev
enth of the series. Good music by Prof.
Oswell. Mrs. Wm. H. Jankins arrived
home from Taunjon on the 28th. Miss
Carrie Gimby is still quite sick. We are
pleased to learn that Mrs. Henry A. Bow
man, who was threatened with the loss of
her eyesight, has a glimmer of hope held out
to her by the physician, who is a man of
long experience. This lady has for many
years been one of the most useful and self
sacrificing ladies in this community —the
first in every charity, giving freely of her
means for the benefit of others. In the sick
room she has been invaluable. Her friends
in this city feel a genuine sympathy and
pray for her ultimate and complete recov
ery. Mr. H. A. Bowman has removed his
late quarters to a new block just finished by
J. H. Whitecomb, which has many desirable
advantages over the other place, being water
tight, and having light and perfect ventila
tion. He is now prepared for Spring busi
ness and can show the latest novelties in the
trade. Mrs. Abbie Jackson arrived home
from a visit to Miss Romily at- Newbury
port last Thursday. Miss Romily, who is
blind, and feels that she has long been more
or less burdensome, would like to help her
' self, and so desired to confer with Mrs.
Jackson, who is a singer of some note, with
a view to taking the road. They separated
with a view of meeting in this city April 1,
when something definite will be agreed upon.
Mrs. Jackson returned via. Boston, stop
ping over two days in the latter city.
Brilliant Literary Gathering.
. New Orleans, Mar. 7.—The most impor
tant event of the season was the reception
and literary exercises of the “Calanthe Lit
erary Circle,” Friday evening, March 6, at
the residence of Mrs. L. A. Griffin, 85 Gas
quet street, where a large and brilliant as
semblage of ladies and gentlemen attended.
Mr. W. B. Riche, literary manager, pre
sided. The program of the evening was as
follows: instrumental music by Miss J.
A. Tarrington; recitation, “The Mummy”
by M. W. Craig; solo, “What are the wild
waves saying,” Miss Nora Dale; a paper,
“Thoughts on the Freedman’s Case in
Equity,” J. D. Kennedy; solo, “Refuge,”
N. H. Jefferson; select reading, “Virginia,”
Miss V. M. J. Riche, and others. Among
the many ladies and artistic men present
were Misses Elodie Allain, Minnie Chap
man, Minnie Moore, Fanny Campbell, Mary
White, Nora Lewis, Maggie White and Mrs.
L. Gleason. Among the young men present
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for New Jersey; J. T. Newman, M.D., M.
W. TajjJor. D. D., editor Southicestern Christ
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tal and moral science at Straight University;
Dr. S. P. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., J. M.
Vance, Esq., Hon. 11. S. Baxter and Mr. C.
C. Crane. The officers of the circle are N.
C. Mitchel, President; Miss M. Craig, Vice
President; Mr. Thomas Delong, Financial
Secretary; Miss L. R. Gordon, Correspon
ding Secretary; Miss Marrie Robinson,
Treasurer; Mr. Louis Spriggins, Censor;
Miss J. A. Tarrington, pianist and W. B.
Riche, literary manager.
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