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Arhamsas PWansion,
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Published Every Saturday,
Henry SiMkEss, - Epitos.
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No. 719 Main Streel,
latute Rock. Ark.
Railroad Lands.
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= Tor infgrgtien apply st ihadsANdx:
'@ " RTMENT of the * ]
Fort Smith
Corner of Markham and Commerceo
Strects, Little Rock, Ark.
: W. D. SLACK,
Land Commissioner.
FW eLavamran. | e T e,
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No. 322 West Markham St.,
For ‘Stylish Clothing
103 5. Markham street.
MILT. R. DENIE & (0.,
Dealers in Sash, Doors, Blinds
Cement, Plaster, Fire-Brick,
L Lath, &ec., &e.
307 West Markham Street.
For Adults and Children, at
Prices to suit the times. At
Drug Store, 714 Main street.
(717 Main St,, O’Hara Building.)
Gents Clothing Dyed,
Cleaned and Repaired,
In the Most Satisfactory Manner.
Hats cleaned and dyed. Second hand
Clothing bought and sold. ~ =« -
Little Rock, Ark , June 2, 1883,

A . Gershner’s Hall
On 10th bet. Spring and Center Sts
~ Let for %nrfiea, balls, festivals, ete
at reasonable rates. Political meet
ings free.
NeEw Serizs.
Notice for Publication.
| No. 886. :
Land Office at Little Rock, Ark.,
Jane 6, 1883, }
OTICE is hereby civen, that the
N, following pamed settler has
filed notice of his intention to make
final preof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made be
tore the Register and fflemeiver at
Little Rock, Ark.,on July 9ih, 1883,
viz: Thomas Hamilton, who made
Homestead Entry No. 7628, for the
N half N E quarter and NEN W
quarter and S W N E quarter section
13, township 1 N, R'l3 west.
He names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation of said land,
viz - C. W. Leymer, of Little Rock,
Ark; William Bunch, of Little Rock,
Ark; John Higdon, of Little Rock,
Ark; Robert Grindrod, of Little
Rock, Ark.
M. W. GIBBS, Register.
- C. E. KeLsey, Receiver.
june 9-ot .
Notice for Publication.
' No. 882.
Land Office at Little Rock, Ark.,
& May 31, 1883. }
OTICE is hereby given, that the
N following named settler has
filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made be
fore the Register and Receiver at
Little Rock, Ark., on July 2d, 1883,
viz: Charles Higgins, who made
Homestead Entry No. 8204, for the
N W S E quarterand N E S W quar
ter Section 21, Township 3 N, R 13
He names the following witnesses
to prove hig contirnuous residence
upon and cultivation of said land,
viz: Burns R. Rogers, of Malvern,
Ark; Kdward Kirby, of Malvern,
Ark;. Henry Fears, of Malvern, Ark;
E. Wallace, of Malvern, Ark.
M. W. GIBBS, Register,
C. E. KeLsky, Receiver.
Joaw .5t . :
wfi‘?fh‘efi Jor “Publication.”
No. 875.
Land Office at Little Rock, Ark.,
May 22, 1883. }
OTICE is hereby given that
N the following named settler has
filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made be
fore the Register and Receiver at
Little Rock, Ark., on June 23, 1883,
viz.: Gotfried Fexer, who made
Homestead Entry, No. 8315, for the
N E N W quarter Section 33, Town
ship 2 N, R 13 west. :
He namesdhe following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation ot said land,
viz: John Williams, of Little Reck,
Ark; James Smith, of Little Rock,
Ark; Jack Glare, of Little Rock,
Ark; KEhas Whoo, of Little Rock,
M. W. GIBBS, Register.
C. E. KeLsEy, Receiver. °
may 26—5 t
Notice for Publication.
- No. 877.
[iand Office at Little Rock, Ark., 1
May 22, 1883. |
OTICE is hereby given that the
N following named settler has
filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made be
fore the Register and Recciver at
Lattle Rock, Ark., on June 25th,
1883, viz : John Randolph, who
made Homestead Entry No. 83%8,
for the N half S W quarter,and S W
S W quarter section 23, township 3
N, R 13 west.
He names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon, and cultivation of said land,
viz: Henry Sutton of Marche, Ark;
Louis Thompson of Marche, Ark;
Alexander Rice of Marche, Ark;
Wesley Kirly of Marche, Ark. |
: M W GIBBS, Register.
C. E. KeLsey, Receiver. ' ‘
may 26 5t
Corner Main and Thirteenth Sts,
Goods delivered promptly to any part of
the city. TRY HIM, - may 26-tf
‘ Francisco Arteche,
FamrLiar MEexicavo.
A STAT’_E‘ JourNaL, DEvorep ToruE IXTEAESTS OF Knucation Axp s PatroNs.
- Chatham, Ont,, June {lB.—This afternoon
a teriffic hurricane, with rain, passed over
this section. The wind struek the bridge
of the Erie and Huren railway, being con
structed across the Thames river, utterly
destr:iying it. There were five men upon
the bridge at the time, all of whom jumped
into the river. Two were injured, bt not
seriously. The loss falls upon the contrac
tors, a Buffalo firm. Several trees wereup
rooted and other damage done. -
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PHILADELPH ne. 19.—Capt. Cooper
of the uwamer’?rgkw. just from Port An.
tonio, Jamaica, says the Haytian Govern
ment made an attack on Meragoine *from
the sea and were repulsed with a loss of
twe vessels and many men. The rebels
have captured Jacinet and have possession
of nearly all the Western coast.
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In refereace to Honm, J. T, Rapier, the
colored United States collector who died
recently in Montgomery, Alabama, the
Advertiser, a leading democratic paper of
that city says: “While the air is thick with
rumors of indictments against United States
officials for malfeasance in office, and-in the
midst of a trial against one of them for
makipg out false and fraudulent accounts
against the government, the death of James
T. Rapier directs public attention to him
as a conspicuous instance of oflicial integ
rity and blameldss private life in this com
munity. Large sums of money were re
ceived and disbursed by .him, yet during
his incumbency of that office there has not
been a breath of suspicion or syllable of
accusation against his efliciency or integ
rity.” . ) :
The Little Rock & Choctaw Railroad Co.
surveying party at last advices were out
some seventy miles west of this city, They
had succeeded in crossing the Big Mau
melle mountain successfully and were
wrestling with the Fourche LaFave foot
hills in Perry county, and were suceeeding
in overcoming the inost formidable engi
necring troubles beyand expeectation. The
party were all in good health and expected
to reach Waldron, Scott county, within the
next three weeks.
Mr. Lane, colored, has been elected pro
fessor of Greek in Howard university.
Railroad Time Table.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
St. Lows, Iron Mountain & Southern
Trains going North. Arrive. Leave,
No. 2 Express 325 p.m 3:45 p.m
No. 4 Express 10:00 p.m 10:25 p.m
Trains going South, b
Neo 1 Express 12:20 a.m 12:35 a.m
No 3 Express 12:10 p.m 1.’30 p.m
"Memphis & Little Rock.
Little Rock No 1+ 12:10 a.m
Little Rock No 3 12:00 p.m
Memphis No 2 i o 3:56 p.m
Memphis No 4 10:50 p.m
Laitle Rock, Miss’pi River & Texas.
Going South. Daily-——Sundays excepted.
No 3 Pass and Freight 350 p.m
No 1 Pass and Freight - 8:00 a.m
No 1 Pine Blut 10:45 a.m
No 1 Arkansas City 5:00 p.m
No 2 Arkansas City 9:00 a.m
Nc¢ 6 Arkansas City _ 4:15 p.mn
Going North. Daily—Sundays excepted,
No 2 Pass and Freight . 9:20 a.m
No b 2ass and Freight 10:05 a.m
NO G 'ass ana s oo . 3:40 p.m
No 2 Pine Biufr 3:20 pam 3:30 pam
No 2 Little Rock 6:20 p.m
No 4 Little Rock 11:50 am
Little Rock & Fort Smith Ruilway.
Pass and Express 2:40 pm 12:45 p.m
Through Freight 12:30 a.m 7:00 p.m
Ozark local 6:45 pom G:3O a.m
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The following is the schedule for opening
and closing of mails since the recent change
in the running of trains :
St. Louis, arrives 12:30 p.m. and 1:10 a.m,
St. Louis, eloses 2:30 p m. and 9 p.m.
Memphis arrives 12:30 p.m and 1:26.a.m.
Memphis closes 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.u.
Texarkana, ar.ives 4 p.m. and 10:20 p.m.
Texarkana, closes 11:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Fort Smith, arrives 4 p.m.
Fort Smith, closes 5 a.m and 11 p.m.
Pine flufl, arrives 11:30 a.m and 6:40 p.m.
Pine Bluff, closes 6 a.m. and 3p. m.
Proposals for Constructing os
pital Buildings at IHot
Nprings, Ark.
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 16, 1853, )
SEALED PROPOSALS in triplicate, sub
ject to the usual conditions, will be re
ceived at this office, until 12 o’clock noon,
on the 20th day of July, 1883, for the con
struction omn the Government Reservation
at Hot pr:ings, Arkansas, of the following
enumerated buildings, to be of brick, viz:
1 Men’s Building, 56 x 30; 1 Hospital, 63
X 72; 2 Ward Buildings, 130 x 27 each.
These buildings are connected by a contin
uous verandah. 1 Bath House, 143 x 37.
A!l material and labor to be furnished by
the contractor. Work of construction to
commence by August 20th, 1883, and be
completed by July Ist, 1884,
Proposals will he received for construe
tion of any one or more of the buildings,{
the price for each building bid for to be
distinetly stated.
Each proposal must be accompanied by a
written guarantee signed by two responsi
ble persons, to the etlect that if the propo
sal is accepted within sixty days from the
date of tae opening of proposals, the bidder
will, within ten days after being notified
of such acceptance enter into econtract and |
give bond with good and suflicient sureties,
and that in case of failure of the bidder' to
enter into contract and give bond they will
pay the difference between the amourt of
bis bid and the amount for which contract
ma( be made with another party,
he Government reserves the right to re
ject any er all proposals. A preference
will be given to articles of domestic pro
Blank proposals and copies of plans and
specifications, together with printed cireu
lars giving full instructions as to the man
ner of bidding, conditions to be observed
by bidders and terms of contraet and pay
ment will be turnished on application to
this oflice or offices of the Depot Quarter
masters at St. Louis, Jeftersonville, Chicago, |
New Orleans, New York,or to the Quarter- |
master at Hot Springs, Ark. |
Envelopes containing proposals should be
marked—*“Proposals for construction bf
Hospital Buildings at Hot Springs, Ark.,”
and addressed to the undersigned,
Quartermaster General,
Bvi, Major General, U, S, A,
June 23 4t
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kg cfiA?‘l‘m L&
Passing Blossom Prairie, continued Col,
Woodruff, just twe YEurs aco, when
there was ng railroad Ic}arl‘lw_l the mail
ll‘flfll Litue;fl&}!_k t,QE'%sSs i»g-;l]l"}l‘llt| Yexas,
many a time said be, WAL have rode over
this T te on @ags ny chief reason
foriu%t' trip 18 t€ see the wonderfy)
changes 1o twenty years, The Col. kept us
engay _a plessing Fe Crsation nutil,
Vo i o et e
we was pleased with Lis sRversation. At
this place twenty minetesd®us allbwed ror
dinner, the place where 4l Went to eat wa.
not nearas nice a place =8 a gentleman’s
kitchen is in .the aeril, the hrute
thought it too good for &% gentleman of
African dezcent to have his #eals in for the
money, he was ashamed ozt s gee his
kitchen, butl if we wanted & we could go
there, our reply was: no!il ou cannot ac
commodate us send us a luneto the train,
which ‘was done, we pnidw and resum
ed our journey. At 515 # T, we reached
Sherman, which appeared to be a thrivin.
town. The*® colored people here looke|
thrifty. The Texas Pacific ¢fosses here.
The next place of importaped was Temple
Junction, where several roade eross, This
lace is probably a city -of 8404 or 10,000 ip
gabitums, and we did not seesthe top of o
single house whose shingles fingn‘ot‘ look
new, we supposed they wer: 2 ohilt with
in six months or a year, we wWérg told that
manufactories are going up hereand it was
bound to be a manufacturing c\tgmol con
siderable importance. Mea o%i ans and
} enterprise would doubßtless do well here,
| The next station of importance was call
[ed Whitesborough, we arrived there ut
labout 6p. m.. at this place we.formed the
acquaintance of conduetor Wai. Kinnan
and superintendent,H. G. Hughes,_ they
both seemed to he gentlemes of tke highest
l character, they gave us to uudqrsmnd that
(all on board was under their care, and
their chief aim was to make every thing
pleasant and render every member of the
excursion Zas happy as pc:fé_xble. “We said
then. Mr. Conductor. as if sems tiat pre-
Jjuslice is so strong through Tex.‘;flf here
after when you order meals thead by tele.
raph always say you have twy distingnish
& gentlemen on board to whom they must
bring two meals to the train, this wus dane
several times and nothing could be Hd
but take the $l. o we agreed (o leave oty
case in the hands of condueter iinnan why
kept a sharp eye on us all the way aigund,
as well as our clever banker Mr. Ed. Parker
Dr. Jesse ()olman, Parson Dye Misses. Kim
ball and Bainfield were particulavly ‘nter
ested in our welfare, Mrs, l.nughhorough
never forgot to ask Simkens, how ar. ypu
getting along, upon the whole we- b:vf't
nice set of gentlemen and ladies, there W
no disposition on the part ¢f enf gar @y
make it unpleasant for us.
[ro BE CoNTINUED | ¢ .
T — ey vl .
And what do such negreasac Doy 'ag
and Bruce care for the poor außßardsw: *k
ing massesof their race? N« yonby &
an element in the backgrouu i Shove g
wwwh be P T "h
AR ot eetrated e T e
lic life, and fram politice en Soat woul
not only be more credital ihe countr:
but far better for the col i race. The
less the negro-has to do witholities ane
public office the better for higiseit anfl the
country. We know wowe w i think thi
both a hard and a brave <a %3 but it i
true, and we say it.—[Free = (th,
It is perhaps a little ditticwdito tell how
much Douglass cares for the paor and hard
working masses; but it jg ‘-um;..uy titting
't.h:tt, there should Le a ;u«__'pr.firm-(-gnitifll:
~of the grand talents of ene wham Wendel
[ Phillips prouounced "lnzm#ss aneng
| American orators, neevo thol gh %e he.’
“Perhaps the negroes think thaf in honoring
' Douglas they Lonor thensefves. Whitg
'men usually honor white ngn of distim
guished talents, why should mot neeroes
do thegame? The assertion 1.‘?& the negra
should not meddle with volivies is not firse:
class nonsense. Whenever Mprgcts up a
rebellion and ‘cause a wastée 81 thansands
of lives and millions of money by dealing
In polities, as his white fellow-eitizus have
done, it wild be. time enougt in listen to
such conceited dogmatiam;, Put until the
white brethren cam make 2 _little , mere
ereditable showing of the regultsef their
doing with pélitics, they ml\‘[ not be sur
prised if cufty manifests Some‘finm'mlulity
as to their limesi{gfi:fii‘gwflu‘iv fostrums
down hixs throat, © 0. Black b 1 i be care
tul where you tread, i 4
R . i %8
Ex-Senator Dorsey was serenaded by the
republican colored club of \\-‘Jming&,nn,.D.
C., on Thursday evening of j . Week after
his acquittai by the juryin the -star route”
trial. It Dorsey should come to Arkansas
where he is known, with the expectation
of receiving a similar ovation ¢ the hands
of the colored republiéans o’ this neck
of the woods, he would reckon without his
host. There would be no spontancous up
rising. But perhaps, if he wc-#d foot the
bills and do the clever thing Dy the boys,
after the cotton is laid by, they might ““en;
thuse’” to that extent, Dég;!m if not guil
ty, as the jury say, ha bean 8o badly
*smirched” in the recent ¢ #iginter with
the United States aul{HTr Ty, idis
very little it any spontaneows sympathy felt
for him in this region. Cwi. Bob Inger
soll’s eloquence and the' afigipt on the
part of the governments atforheys to con
vict upon the testimony of 1 p&jurer, were
the things miost in his favor inthe eyes of
'the jurers. Dorsey’s gmiit of innocence,
were yery small factorsin {he making up
of the verdict, we oyrine. 8
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H. Price Williams, (col:) cofrespondent
‘of the Philadelphia Press and cent editor
of the Philadelphia (Gazetie, Botilied this
office some time ago of hisw_cmnen to get
up a group of the most eminent living col
ored men of the United States, We think
it is a thing needed and doublless will be
very much appreciated by the tolored peo
ple, but as ever the white mei| are trying
to beat him to the task, They siready have
out a prospectus and are taking orders
through the south at seveaty-five ceats
each, but they Bave a Vfi‘fififi'ing men
onit. We are told that a great many dead
men are grouped in it. Caur gice is not
to take hold'of any until we fear ffom 1.
Price® Williams, or see l}i! groun, then
choose between the two. #t %is good thing
that we'have men in ourmidst + hle tdmake
‘white men undertake the job, bat Williams
will. gi¥e us the best group,because he
knows our wien best, - * AT
i ———
g Col. G. W. Dale of this ¢ity, has donated
| to the exposilon commission a specimen
| of a peculiar substance which he claims is
| hearly allied to meerschaum, if it is not the
| same material, This peculiar substance he
| obtains from ene o 1 his mines -in Saline
| county, in this state, a few mi'es southwest
{ of this city. Col. Pale has an artisan en
!g;\«:m.l in fabrieating pipes, cigar holders
l'and various other smokers conveniences
| from this material, :ome of which will be
{ placed on exhibition at the Southern Ex
l position at Louisville, Ky., together with
' specimens of the meerschaum in its erude |
| formy If, as claimed by Col. Dale—that this
! is the genuline “sea foam” article—and it‘
| can be procured in Arkansas by mining
i simgly in the region where this was found. |
| it will prove a bonanza to the proprietor of
| the mine and at the same time give Arkan
! sas a boom from another stand point. 00l
| S N AAP Wt |
| The anxiety of both political parties to
evade the tariff issue is shown in the en
deavor of each party to fasten on the other
the intent of evasion. But the question
‘ cannot he delayed by the timidity or ecraft
of party leadership, "It has come to stay
until the policy of the country is decided
| s between a tariff for revenue and a tariff
{ for protection.—llot Springs Sentinel.
’ We beg leave to enquire of our esteemed
cotemporary, whether it has heard trom
the Buckeye State, recently? If not, Wwe
would suggest that it might tind sowe, in
j terresting reading among its Ohio; ex
| changes if it would “retrospeet ”’ nu?h'grt
l time among its last weels mail, from that
‘ region. The boom of the first gun for the
| campaign of 1834, on the tariff issue,
| eame echoing down the beautiful valley
I and the rock ribbed shore ot the Ohio, last
| week which announced to the world the
| key note of 1834, and there was no disposi
i tion manifested to ““ evade the tariff issue,”
| by the Republicans of Ohio, “in gl;snd
Mass State Convention assembled.”
; It was for a ““tariff for revenue and pro
tection,” as flat-tooted and out-spoken as
good plain Anglo Saxon could exprass it.
Yes, the question has come to stay, mean
jime the Repu)flicans have met it like men,
vfhile the Boufbons are dissembling over
if. Old coons who have lost a toe, are not
Vo&/.nicr of the same trap than are the old
M3ourbon leaders of the tariff quession.
The exposition commissioners are in re
ceipt of u large nagget of lead ore, which
was, forwarted them from the neighbor
}9‘?{l Qi-' siu Home, Bayter cousty,
tf; Fer: ot :—' weino S 5 only
about two or three feet beloy the surface,
Some three thousand pounds had already
been mined on less than one-fourth of an
acre, without going deeper than ten or
twelve feet below the surface. This min
cral is not found in ledges or in a stratified
position, but in chunks and lumps; oftensa
number of them in a pile. Competent
Judzes assure us that the specimen on ex
hibition at the commissioners oftice, will
lipon assay yield nearly if not quite ninety
five per cent of lead. Score another for
Arkansas, and more especially for Baxter
1 is now confidently believed that Presi
dent Arthur and Generah U, S, Grant will
visit the great Soathern Kxposition to be
lield in Louisvilic this fall. Gen. Grant has
already intimated -hgs willingness to loan
ta the expozition committee a large collec
tiou of iuteresting historical and curious
i tiess many of which came into his pos
session during his trip around the world,
since heretired from the presidency. This
coilcction alone it is said is worth journey
ins any miles to see. And yet it is only
one of the bundreds of interesting features
of this great exposition, which now gives
proinise of rivaling the great Centennial
Exposition at Phlladelpia, in 1876,
We elip the following from an exchange:
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 23.—1 n obedi
ence to the demand of the colored people
of the conuntry, and in compliance with %
resolution of the convention which created
it, and yesterday granted it the power to
chauege the place of holding the proposed
National Convention of Colored Men, the
cowuittee met to~day and decided to change
the place of the convention from Washing
ton, D. C., to Louisville, Kg., on the same
day, September 14, 1883,
ARTHUR A. SMITH, Cor. Secretary.
Now/if the 14th instead of 24th of Sep
temiber is the time set, we have been mis
informed. We would like the promoters
to give us the fucts, us we copied thé24th
from other papers. : L ‘
J. Edward Bruce, a well-known newspa
per man, is writing a satirical work on eol
bred society in Washingfon, and J. S. Har
ris, city editor of the Kansas City Eater
prise is writing a historv of the prominent
colored men of the West.—[Progressive
It will take a mi%hty fmart man to write
up the hiséefy of all the prominent colcred
men in the west; because when we went
west a few weeks ago we saw promineng
colored men that we had never beard of
before. So Bro. Harris will have to get eut
from bis home and travel a little, or get
reports from all quarters,
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All the Little Rock representatives at, the
northern colleges carried off the prizes.
Charley, son of Poatmastelz)dgerton, cap
tured four first prizes. kansas talent
has indeed come square to the front. Next.
—[Arkansas Gazette.
Well, here it is. John Alexander, a col
ored Arkausian, has been appointed cadet
at Weßt Point by the democratic candidate
for governor of Ohio, after beating all his
White rivals in a competitive exsmination.
.eO i .
The North American Review for July
copntains President Seelye’s.views on “Dy
namit&®as a Factor in Civilization;” Gen.
Sheridan off the “Last Days of the Rebel
lion;” a symposium on “Church Attend
ance,’” and other interesting articles by O,
B. Frothingham, Geo. E. Waring, Jr., El
bridge TéGerry. and others. It is a fine
number. i P
A e e
Vor. 4. No. 24.
A correspondent of the Louisviile Bulle
tin,in a sketch of the Bloom trial, thus
compliments S, H. Scott, Fsq., a cdfored at
torney of that place, viz: “The trial ex
cited intense interest among all classes of
citizens, and the case was conducted by
some of the ablest lawyers connected with
our bar, namelv,—Col. M. L. Bell, Mr, Boyd
and Gen. H. K"\'flowm“' for the defense,
and Mr. John Elliott, S. H. Scott and Cel.
Grace being engaged in the g:roncmion.
The jury was composed of eight white and
four colored men. The pleadings occupied
eighteen hours, and it is said not to have
been surpassed in ability and eloquence by
any ever made in our state, and they were
listened to with the closest attention by an
immense audience of whom the ladies
formed a considerable number, although
the court house was about as hot as Pur
gatory. Mr. Scott opened for the prosecu
tion, and his speech was highly creditable,
showing an accurate understanding of the
law bearing upon the case, an | treating
those points in a calm and logical manner
that was deserving ot the commendation
which was bestowed upon it by all who
were present. So far as my experience ex
tends, and it embraces some knowledge of
the most prominent events of the. last
twenty years, no celored attorney has ever
occupied’so prominent a position in a trial
of such importance, and it i a matter of
congratulativn among our citizens gener
all{ that he acquitted himself so credit
Ll e N
For the Arkansas Mansion.]
The M. W. G. L. of the state of Texas
conveszed in its eighth annual commuuica,
tion in the lodge room of Magnolia Lodge
No. 3, at Houston, on the 7th day of June,
A. L. 5883, A.D. 1883, at 12 o’clock m, M
W A Grant, G M in the east. After fwo
days session the following reselutiens were
adopted and grand officers for the ensuing
masonic year elected:
Resolved, That we recognize-the neces
sity of co-operating with all the grand
lodges of America in celebrating the one
hundredth anniversary of colored masons
on this continent, September A L 0883, A
D 1883, and that a committee of three be
ap{)ointed by the M W G M of this grand
lodge to confer with other like committees
of the various grand lodges on this subject
of the one hundredth anniversary.
Resolved, That the grand secretary be
authorized to forward a copy of these reso
lutions to the various grand lodges, with
the names of same and their postoffice
address. .
. Resolved, That this committee guu in
nomination St. Louis, Mo., as the % >of
meeting, and thai these resolutions :}’ üb
lished in all the leading colored newspapers.
& W, A Grant, GM, Augtin; RW, 2/
o, 1G M, Houstaut B W aick gl
S W, Austin: TESVE-8 RO €3 |
oy s ', -
3y { i v 8
;s RW, Mack mnso:,“%Ch- >4 vt:n
|, Committee: J H Armstrong, 5:1 Jeston;
Mack Henson, Austin; L L James, Hduston.
Galveston, ’l‘exu, June 12, 1884, :
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This company has sent us a specimen
watch, through our New York agency,
which we have on exhibition at this office.
The manufactory is at Waterbu , Conn.,
and their branch office No. 4 Maizn Lane,
N. Y. City. This Company is turning out
1.000 watches per day, Each watch will be
put up in a haudsome new improved spring
box, satin-lined, which will carry the watcfi:
safely through the mails. They guarantee
all watches to have been run six conseou
tive days in their factory, in varying posi
‘tions In Nickle-Stlver Case, (Plain Back)
$4B per dozen. Upon receipt of business
card, discounts and-terms will be furnish
ed. Allorders and Correspondence as to |
rices and terms should be addressed to
gYew York Office, 4 Maiden Lane, Orders
for less than one dozen are referred to the
nearest jobber : they do not fill them.
Particular attention is called to the fact
that they are now prepared to furnish ma
terial for repairing,either from the factory or
N. Y. Office, in any desired quantity ata
low figure ; all the parts are made to a
standard guage, thereby obviating the
trouble and time genérally consumed in
fitting, thus enabling watchmakers to re
pair the Waterbury at a low price. They
are sending material to many watchmakers
in different parts- of the country, who are
doing & profitable business in repairing.
S, Louis, June 18.—The local committee
having in charge the arrangements for hold
ing the national convention of colored edi
tors in th,irtay, commencing July 10, held
a meetiuf to-night, in conjunction with a
number of prominent colored gentlemen of
this city, and completed the preliminary
preparations for the convention and ArTang
ed a programme of entertainment. The
convention is expected to be one of great
importance to the colored race, and, be
sides most of the leading editérs of the
countgy, there will be I'present and take
part in the convention. Fred Douglass, ex-
Senator Bruce, Rev. Dr. Crummell, Hon.
‘ M. W. Gibbs and ether notable gentlemen,
‘The entertainment of dele%;aus will be
quite handsome, and :will embrace a mili
tary parade, musical soiree and bsnquet.
e 8 D it ey '
June 16, 1883,
Editor Arkansas Mansion: .
1 have just received your card in relation
‘to my Jsubscription having expired, and
have to say in reply that you will please
find enclosed pestoffice- money order ior
$1.50, to pay another years sublcriPtion to
your valuable paper, and let it be d stinctly
understood that I would seorn the idea of
going back upen a republican or a te&ubli
can paper in or out of office: and by the by
the republicans of this county have within
the last few days come together.and we
are now allin harmony. Thomas Muldrow,
chbairman of the county central cemmittee,
has called a mass convention to meet in
Washington, this county, June 30, at 12
o’clock m. as 2 harmonizing convention,
Respectfully, Gzo. H. MARTIN.
R.S — |
“Teachers and friends of education who
expect to attend the State Teachers’ uoo-‘
ciation, sheuld send in their names to Prof, ‘
J. F. Howell, secretary, Arkadelphia, so
that he can send certificates to thems that
will enable them to get reduced rates on
the Iron Mountain road. Other roads sell
reduced tickets on certificat> ot the secre
tary at Little Rock. Hotels and boarding
houses in Little Rock will entertain visit
ors at reduced rates—sl to $2 per day.
Distribute these circulars among teachers
and urge them to answer it.
et B P e
D. H. Harris and J. 8. Pleasants, have
been elected principals of the ¢Hot Springs
colored public schoels, ¥
Mrs. Mary A. Shadd Cary has graduated
in law from Howard university.—[Afro-
American. A
The board of bishops, A. M. E. chureh,
meets in Chicago, June 27.
Cadet Whitaker's father died recently in
Kershaw county, South Carolina.
Mr. Theodore Sterrett, father of the wife
of historian George W. Williams, died re
cently at Minneapolis, Mian. He was for
merly barber at the Galt house, Louisville,
James T. Rapier, formerly a member of
congress, died in Montgomery, Alabams,
May 31.
Mr. MeCabe, the colored state auditor of
Kansas, is conducting his office with great
credit to himsell and profit to the state.
Dr. Jenifer writes to the Christian Re
corder that he has cancelled the £lO,OOO on
the Charles street, and the $666 mortgage
on the old Anderson street eburches.
A large massmeefing of citizens of Louis
ville has endorsed the meeting of the con
vention in that city, and pledged a “gener
ous Kentucky welcome*’ to ail comers.
Chicago has two colored medieal gradu
ates this vear—Messrs. D. H. Williams and
J. W. Henderson. There is a colored sec
tion boss, named * Washington . Turner, in
the employ of the Illinois Central railroad,
who has a working gang of sixty-five col
ored men. :
Thomas F. Cassells, colored, has entered
on his duty as collecter of the port of Mem
John H. Alexander, the colored youth
recently appointed cadet at West Point,
from Ohio, is & son of old man “Jim” Alex
ander formerly of Helena, Ark., and well
known to the old citizens of the state.
James M. Alexander, Sr, was a member of
the legislature in Clayton times.
The State Teachers’ association meets in
the opera-houseat the capital, Yune 27,28 &
20. A fine programme will be presented.
The colored men of the Cherokee nation
have protested against the recent action of
the Cherokee nation i: declaring that the
lirge amouunt of money received frem the
government shall be djstributed only to
Cherokees by blood.
Judge Geddes, democratic candidate for
governor of Ohie, recently held a competi
[ tive examination at Elyrea, for appointment
to a cadetship at West Point, which re
sulted in a tie. The Judge requested that
the two candidates should be re-examined
at West Point, with the understanding
that the winner should get the appoint
ment. The winner, a colored student from
Oberlin named Alexander, was duly ap
pointed. ‘“The world do move.”
J.'S. Harris, city editor of the Kansas
City Enterprise. is compiling 2 book to be
entitled “The Prominent Colored Men of
the West.”
Kev. J. W. Asbury, a colored minister, is
nominated for register of state lands in
George Bentley, (col.) porter of the
Fourth Ngtional bank of Grind Rapids,
dich., recently robbed the bank of $l6OO.
The richest colored man in America is
Mr. Aristide Marie of New Orleans, Who
‘'owns several large stores-opposite the cus
tom Wouse and has a yearly income
). He spgnde—ugek: W&
AR vi _ Ao .‘ ;,«,—.- f “. ——-I—-?'
WOV ey A
[ veredmen iu Ameries. Y VR
We Hive received a copy of\| o
called “Poetic Gewms,” by RMLY g “
min, attorney at law, Ciarlot i o ,
It contains a number of poems, 32. J
ete., by®he author, some of decided meri?
*The Grand Tge of Colored Freemasons
of Georgia, hag'purchased a site on Gwin
nett st., Savannah, and proposes to efSet a
“fine three-story temple. The corner stone
will be laid June 25th,
J. H. H. Longstarke, of the Savunnah
Echo, translates the annexed from the
| Georgia Familiar Journal: ¢ The present
negro population of the United States is
between 6,500,000 and 7,000,000. They have
inereased during the last decade thirty-flve
per cent. If the white population is not
increased by emmigration and the colored
people keep on at this rate, the negro will
have at the end of one hundred years from
now, a majority of 12,000,000.
Messrs Palesser,Paleser, & Co., of Bridge
port, Conn,, have lately is#ued a sheet con
taining plans and specifications for a hand
some modern six or eight room cottage,
which is worth examining by any one in
tending to build, 4'he same firm furnishes
specifications in blank for any class of resi
dence, which are of great practical value
and convenience.
Hon. Wm. T. Brown, formerly Superin
tendent of Education in Louisana died at
New Orleans, May 15.
Mr Tully Con, a great under-ground R.
R. manin the olden times, died in St.°
Francis, Co., recently.
In the New York Globe, Col. Williams, *
the historian, moves that an « American
Negro Historical Society,” be created, We
second the motion.
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The rape seed sown by the “late la
mented” general assembly is beginning to
choke out the bourbon vegetables. The
new Thirteenth judicial district has Just
eledted a complete outfit of independent
demoerats. The summer of 1884 will be
prolific in that directioh. The number of -
bourbon moss-backs and “wah hou..n‘
that will be relegated to private life during
that period will doubtless astonish the
A corresponde
BAYS: “Liale Ilt:‘ctk“l:ll :u?':l.; c&fi‘.'.{ s‘::"
paradise. They are here almost o:r n.:
equal with’ the whites. Last night I at.
tended a kind of a concert, given by th
negro High School. There were nine gndt
uates, all of whom received diplomas. Onp
arriving there I found the place filled with
whites and blacks. Turning my attention
to the stage I was surprised and fled
to see two white girls rtep out on tm
accompanied by two negro men. and 'mge.,
song togother.—[l‘exlrfinna Inter stat.e.g
“’he genial correspondent errs in his state
meat about “two white girls,” The ladies
refcrred to, though of fair complexion are
ofths African descent. Said corros'pon:iem
needs “to see” & great many things, for as
Shakspeare says, ‘‘Homekdepjng youths
have ever homily wits.” :
e s
The Prescott Dispatch is laying t|
tering unction to its zealous -ouf tll::tnt;t:
two old parties are disintegrating. This
may be true of one of these parties. [t 1s
not true, however, of the great national
party that has condpicted the affairs of the
colintry for the last twenty-two years
This party is still alive and in the enjoy: ,
mentof excellent health and will doubtless \
80 continue until its sphere of usefuiness i
circumscribed to such a degree that it ma
die of inertia. The fabrication ot the bu’.
rial robes and the preparation of the fune. «
ral notes has notyet been suggested thin
the republican family, however. % '
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