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All money letters must be registered, and post office orders drawn in favor of and addressed to Henry Simkens, No. 719 Main Street, l ittle Rock. Ark. Railroad Lands. THE LITTLE ROCK AND FORT SMITH RAILWAY INVITES ALL TO EXAMINE THEIR LANDS. L A NDS: AND Timber OF ARKANSAS. For information apply at the LAN D DEPARTMENT of the Little Rpck AND Fort Smith Corner of Markham and Commerce Streets, Little Rock, Ark. W. D. SLACK, Land Commissioner. j. b. McLaughlin. w. j. duval. McLaughlin a duval, ATT OR HIS AT LAW. No. 322 West Markham St., L TITLE EOCK, AJiK. FOR MEN AND BOYS, GENTB' FufiinSHDfG GOODS, HATS ETC- ETC- Go to M. POLLOCK $ BRO. 103 E. Markham street. milt. r. denie a co.. AGENTS FOR John A. Denie’s Celebrated ALABAMA LIME. Dealers in Sash, Doors, Blinds Cement, Plaster. Fire-Brick, Lath, Ac., &c. 301 West Mar Kham Street LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. TRUSSES AND SHOULDER BRACES, For Adults and Children, at Prices to suit the times. At JOHN A. JUNGKIND’S Drag Store, 714 Main street. STEAM DYE CO. (717 Main St., O’Hara Building.) @©ate ©let&iag ©y©3® Cleaned and Repaired, In the Most Satisfactory Manner. Hats cleaned and dyed. Second hand Clothing bought and sold. Little Rock, Ark , Jnne 2, 1883. A. Gershner’s Hall, On lOtKbet. Spring and Center Sts Let for parties, balls, festivals, etc» at reasonable rates. Political meet ing* free. ARKANSAS Si MANSION. BY MANSION PUBLISHING CO. fiiw Series. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Notice for Publication. No. 886. Land Office at Little Rock, Ark., I June 6, 1883. j NOTICE is hereby given, that 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 <bre the Register and Receiver at Little Rock, Ark., on July 9;b, 1883, viz: Thomas Hamilton, who made Homestead Entry No. 7628, for the N half N E quarter and N E N W quarter and S W N E quarter section 13, township 1 N, R 13 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 9-5 t Notice for Publication. No. 882. Land Office at Little Rock, Ark., I May 31, 1883. j NOTICE is hereby given, that 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 July 2d, 1883, viz: Charles Higgins, who made Homestead Entry No. 8204. for the N W S E quarter and N E S W quar ter Section 21, Township 3 N, R 13 west. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Burns R. Rogers, of Malvern, Ark; Edward Kirby, of Malvern, Ark; Henry Fears, of Malvern, Ark; E. Wallace, of Malvern, Ark. M. W. GIBBS, Register. C. E. Kelsey, Receiver. June 2-5 t NOTICE FOREPUBLICATION. No. 887. Land Office at Little Rock, Ark, 1 June 8, 1883. j NOTICE is hereby given that 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 before the Register and Receiver of the Land Office at Little Rock, Ark., on July 16, 1883, viz: Janies Bland, who made Homestead Entry No. 8328, for the S half N E quarter section 4; T 1 N. R 14 west. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz : Milton McDonald, of Little Rock, Ark ; Samuel W. McDonald, of Little Ark; James Good win, of Totten, Ark; James Oglesby, of Totten, Ark.. M. W. GIBBS, Register. C. E. Kelsey, Receiver. June 16 5t Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, MILLINERY, LADIES AND CHILDRENS WEAR l£©a&y-M&<© ©lessee ALWAYS ON HAND. Dresses Ma,de and Hats Trimmed to Order. — THE cheapest place in town No. 414 Main St., Little Rock, Ark. C. J. COLLINS, Corner Main and Thirteenth Sts, dealer in GROCERIES. Goode delivered promptly to any part of the eity. TRY HIM. may 2«-tf THE CASH STORE! O-rasr &■ XXortozo., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, Corner Fifth and Main sts. We sell Job. L. Friedman * Co’s Pure Apple and White Wine Vinegar—Paducah, Kentucky. may 26-ts Francisco Arteche, FABRICANTE DEL RICO CHOCOLATE, Familiar Mexican©. MONTEREY, MEXICO A State Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Education and its I’atrons LITTLE ROCK, ARK., SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1883. COLORED SCHOOLS PRO GRESSING. We clipped the following from a letter to the Little Rock Democrat of May 30, which spoke in high terms of the manner tn which people from tar and near decorat ed and honored the confederate dead and made the following remarks : Prof. Foster, colored, and his wife, form erly of Little Rock, have just closed a nine months’ school at the brick school house In the northeast part of Fayetteville. They were at tirst employed by our school direc tors to teach a tnree months’ school for the colored portion of our district, but they continued to teach six longer for a very small consideration paid them by the patrons of the school and the American mission. His examination exercises closed Thursday night with a public exhibition. The school room was neat and clean and g rgeously decorated with festoons and wreaths of evergreens and flowers and the house filled with an appreciative audience, and the best of order prevailed, and your correspondent was delighted with the evidences [of improvement in the manner and conduct of all who had been so for tunate as to be under the influence and training of Prof. Foster and his accomplish ed assistant, Mrs. Foster. The wonderful Improvement in these colored youths and children of Fayetteville has convinced me more thoroughly than ever before that none but colored teachers should ever be employed to teach our colored schools, for they know best how to manage the chlld ren'of their own race and they feci more interest in their success and improvement. White teachers have come from the north to teach colored schools in our land, but the money was their object. But Prof. Foster and his accomplished wife have shown themselves to be actuated by a laud able ambition to prove to the world that their own race are capable of mental im provement equal to those of any people, and they deserve great credit and ought to be encouraged by all friends of education. I enclose you a copy of the programme of Thursday evening's exercises. I wish I had time to give a full report of the ex aminations which occupied all of Tuesday and Wednesday and which was thorough and complete. Mrs. Foster, whs performs well on the piano and organ, has been training them in vocal music, and at the beginning ot Thursday night’s exercises the audience was flrst greeted by a song ot greeting, which was rendered by the en tire school (or about forty voices) all sing ing in excellent time, Mrs. F. playing an accompaniment on the organ, and I assure you it was excellent. These teachershave not only succeeded well in teaching those lessons laid down in our text books, but they have taught them to be neat and po lite, and the iruits of their labors can be seen on our streets as well as in the school room. lam only sorry that these zealous and efficient teachers are not going to re main in our town after the present session, but are going from here to Chicago. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. John N. Johnson, the only colored attorney-at law we met west of Arkansas on our edi torial tour to Mexico. An Austin paper has the following to say of him: A FAIR EXPRESSION. John N. Johnson, the flrst and only col ored lawyer ever appearing at this bar. Is conducting a case to-day in the district court. Johnson is an intelligent looking man. of dark color, and easy, fluent manner. He was educated in this city and admitted to the bar her-? at the last October term. He is treated with due consideration by the white members of the bar, and is given every chance to make his mark.—[Austin Daily News. It may be remembered by our readers that Mr. Johnson attended the A. M. C. here in 1878, has been in school ever since and has graduated; commenced business in Austin, a city where they wont allow a colored person to have a glass of soda water nor drink in saloons. When we travel we find that Arkansas is not the worst place in the world, at least we are several years ahead of some parts of Texas in civilisa tion. Note the difference—white men invited the editor of the Mansion to join the Ar kansas press gang, and on application only one man voted ngainst us. and that was nom deplume “Watson.” The balance of the Arkansas press gang cordially received us with heart and hand. Wbat aid Texas do when their colored brother applied for membership? Unanimously passed a reso lution at Dallas, Texas, that no negro should ever become a member of the asso ciation. Arkansas is ahead. Still they are grumbling, because the colored people have called a convention at Louisville. Judge Hoadley, the democratic nominee for governor of Ohio, can’t with propriety plead the statute of limitation of “by gones” on his republican record. He has “waved the bloody shirt” too recently for that. Arrival and Departure of Trains. St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Trains going North. Arrive. Leave. No. 2 Express 3-25 p.m 3:45 p.m No. 4 Express 10:05 p.m 10:25 p.m Trains going South. Ne 1 Express 12:20 a.m 12:35 a.m No 3 Express 12:10 p.m 12:30 p.m a ■ Memphis & Lit’le Rock. Little Rock No 1 12:10 a.m Little Rock No 3 12:05 p.m Memphis No 2 3:55 p.m Memphis No 4 19:50 p.m Liitlo Rock, Miss’pi River & Texas. Going South. Daily—Sundays excepted. No 3 Pass and Freight 8:50 p.m No 1 Pass and Freight 8:00 a.m No 1 Pine Bluff 10:45 a.m No 1 Arkansas City 5:00 p.m No 2 Arkansas City 9:55 a.m Nc 6 Arkansas City 4:15 p.m Going North. Daily—Sundays excepted. No 2 Pass and Freight 9:20 a.m No 5 "ass and Freight 10:05 a.m No 8 Pass and Freight 3:40 p.m No 2 Pine Bluff 3:25 p.m 3:85 p.m No 2 Little Rock 6:20 p.m No 4 Little Rock 11:50 a.m Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway. Pass and Express 2:40 p.m 12:45 p.m Through Freight 12:30 a.m 7:00 p.m Ozark local 6:45 p.m 6:30 a.m THE MAILS. The following is the schedule for openitg 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, closes 2:80 p m. and 9 p.m. Memphis arrives 12:30 p.m aud 1:20 a.m. Memphis closes 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Texarkana, arrives 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 Bluff, arrives 11:30 a.m ana 6:40p.m. Pine Bluff, closes 0 a.m. and 8 p. m. ARKANSAS PRESS EXCUR SION, what wk saw and what we beard. CHAPTER HI. Thirty-six miles north of Austin you come to a small new town called Taylor; around and about this place we think some ot the best farming lands can be had; we saw large fields of green prairie, fat horses, mules and cattle, feeding on nothing but grass. One strong evidence of this being a future metropolis is that H. M. Hoxie has bought thousands of acres of land and fixed there a home house for himself. H. M. Hoxie holds in those lands for himself or posterity a lasting fortune; this is an es pecial place for investment as the place is new and just beginning to be settled; only two or three hotels there. The whites are very much prejudiced against colored people; but there is one colored school; until lately they would not let colored people ride in first-class cars, but since Bishop Cain’s civil rights suit all are treated alike by the railroad authorities. We went down the Texas Sc Pacific rail way from Texarkana to Fort Worth and from Fort Worth to Taylor via the Missouri Pacific, which took us through Austin, where we arrived at 11 a. m. Sunday, May 5, where all laid over until 8 o'clock Mon day morning. During which time we was taken around by Dr. Grant to see all the principal places ot interest, among which was the temporary state house; we also viewed the foundation of x new state house that is in course of erection, to cost a mil lion and a half. This structure is being built by a ven turesome yankee, who went to Texas by chance, trying to better his condition as it was a dreadful impoverished one at home, but yankee like he asked the authorities why they did not have a good state house built? The reply was, they had no money. Well, said the stranger, you have land, but that is not money, said the aiderman. Replied the stranger, give me land and I will build you a state house ! How much laud do you want? asked the aiderman. Two million acres replied the stranger. He was shown the plans and specifications and he never changed hie proposition; the authorities found out that he was In earn est; they told him to pick out his land and they would measure it out to him; lie did so and went direct to Chicago and sold his two million acres for $4,000.000; returned with what he needed from the north aud is rapidly prosecuting his work, and thinks he will Lave no need to expend but one and a halt millions to eomplete his job accord ing to plans and specifications. These are the kind of men we warn, in Arkansas, men that will let others make something, so as they may make something themselves. That land was no benefit to the state, but now it will be good to both state and pur chasers. Dr. Grant, in a conveyance, took us up to Tillotson Inttltute, about one and a half miles from the city, from which we had a beautiful view ot the capital. This is a collegiate and normal Institute for colored people. The following figures and facts give the exact status of the school : Trustees—A 8 Barnes, Esq, president; Rev M E Strieby, D I), treasurer; Rev G D Pike, D D, secretary; Ex-Gov B M Pease, Rev E B Wright. D D; Rev Geo J Tillotson, Gen Clinton B Fisk, Charles Benedict, E-q, Chas L Mead, Esq. Executive Committee—A 3 Barnes, Esq, president; Rev E M Strieby, treasure;; Rev G D Pike, corresponding secretary. Faculty—Rev W E Brooks, A M, presi dent, professor of Greek and Natural The ology; J J Anderson, professor of higber mathematlcs and history; Miss R I Hunt, principal of normal department and in structor in Latin and German; Miss Alice F Topping, instructor in English branches, history and book-keeping; Mrs R W Brown, matron; Mrs E M Evans Garland, teacher of grammar department; Wilson Brooks, librarian. Summary of Pupils—Primary department 99; Grammar department—First year 6v, second year 51; Normal course—First year 31, second year 19; College preparatory— First year 6, third year 2, theological de partment 3, instrumental music 32, special 4. Number in the different departments 818; Deduct for names inserted twice 33; whole number of students 283. At 8 o’clock a. m. Monday, May 6, we re sumed our journey on the International A Great Northern railway to Laredo via San Antonio. [TO BE CONTINUED.) The Cincinnati Enquirer comes to us this week sitting on the stool of repentance, eating grAt chunks of humble pie, and clothed in sack cloth and ashes. It fought Hoadley, Pendleton and civil service re form, with a vim and vindictiveness here tofore unknown in the annals of the many long and hard-fought battles that this old wheel-horse journal has engaged from time immemorial. It was beaten, ingloriously “walloped” in fact. The Pendletonians nave given it fisherman’s choice, either to “fish or cut bait.” or betake itself to the woods. It has decided to furnish the bait it allowed to do so, while sulking in its tent. What a humiliating tumble, just here, my countryman. The New York Sun has struck a little bonanza. Dorsey is now running the “po litical cussedness” department of that journal. Telling what he knowi of the inner workings of republican politics just as Dana did after he got the grand bounce during Grant’s administration. To a man up a tree, and who didn’t care a row ot pins either, it looks as though Senator Pendleton ot Ohio, might have something important to suggest to the next National Democratic Convention. He is the upper dog, most decidedly, In hie own state since the recent democratic state convention in Ohio. Archbishop Wood, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday night, ths 29th Inst. THE STAR ROUTE FARCE. The star route trials are ended, the gov ernment has disgorged and somebody has poeketed a even hundred thousand or so of dollars and every ore ot the accused has been acquitted. Dorsey, who seems to have been the chief target for the shooters, has not been found guilty, and the great exhibition of virtue on the part of certain officials, which was paraded so ostenta tiously before the country, has failed to excite the least admiration. It seems to us perfectly evident that the onslaught on Dorsey was not prompted by any good motive, or by _ny desire to promote the public good, but by a desire cm the part of certain persons to disgrace a man who, al most at a bound, arose to unprecedented prominence in republican circles. As sec retary of the republican central committee, Dorsey'manitested abilities of high order and proved his capacity to stand as a rival in the way of the ambition of some ot the political schemers around Washington. They determined to“down’’ him and make him the scape-goat for their own sins. A similar case happened here in Little Rock. A system of stealing was tor years in vogue in one of the federal offices and the incum bents, in order to save themselves from the exposure which they knew was forthcom ing, pitched upon a colored janitor in the office and tried to convict him of theft. They failed in this shrewdly arranged scheme, and are to-day in a felon’s cell meditating on their lack of success. The scheme to sasrifice Dorsey has had a simi lar outcome, and the proceedings in the case have done nothing but to excite con tempt tor the whole gang connected with the star route humbug. THE OHIO DEMOCRACY. On Thursday last Judge George Hoadley was nominated for governor by the de mocracy of Ohio, after a spirited contest with Gen. Durbin Ward, an old time demo cratic wheel horse of that state. The nom inee, Judge Hoadley, is one of the first lawyers ot the state and is exceedingly popular with the foreign elements, more especially the antl-temperance Germans and Irish. He studied law under the late chief justice of the supreme court of the United States. Served two different terms as judge, once on the common pleas bench ot Hamilton county, Ohio, and one term as judge of the superior court of Cincinnati. He gained considerable political notoriety in early life as a young “Free Soiler,” then as an anti-slavery advocate. After the or ganization of the republican party he par ticipated in all of its vonventions and po litical campaigns from 1854 to 1802. In that year he took the independent republican chute, and was soon after found doing yeoman service in the Greeley campaign. Since that time he has co-eperated with the democracy and gained an un nviable no toriety in the opinion which be rendered as to the eligibility of ■‘Cronon,” one of the Tilden electors from Oregon, favoring the attempt of the Tilden gang to steal one of the electors from that state. The people of the United States demand that Hon. B. K. Bruce be placed in the cabinet, and the people will make a similar demand at the coming colored convention. We are entitled to a portfolio bv virtue of our votes and fidelity to the Republican party. —[Washington Bee. We fear that the Bee is doing wbat has often been done before, that is mistaking the scheming and gabble of a few inflated Washington city bosses for the voice of the people. We venture to suggest that whether or not Mr. Bruce is placed in the cabinet is a matter of the smallest import ance, compared with some that the con vention might profitably discuss. If said convention can devise any means by which the convict system, with its farming out feature and Its attendant horrors can be abolished, it will do something the people will appreciate. If it can devise any means whereby free and fair elections can be se cured in the south, the people will appre ciate that. If it can do anything that will tend to secure for the laborer the south a lair return for his labors, multitudes will rise up and eall it blessed. If it can do any thing te promote the welfare of the great mass of the colored people, by securing to any extent a more perfect enjoyment of their social and political rights, it will not have met in vain. But if its leading fea ture shall be to promote the plans or to minister to the ambition of any one indi vidual, whoever he may be, those present would have been more profitably employed in staying at home and attending to their usual business. We see indications of an intent on the part of certain parties to run the convention to suit their own purposes, and we warn them in advance that there will be an aggregation of intelligence there that cannot be muzzled and led, and the introduction of any little petty scheme will be the signal for dynamite. So Messuers schemers, don’t come there to manipulate and monopolize. Don’t expect to run that convention in accordance with any cut and dried schemes for the benefit of Mr. Any body. 7fr. Bruce is a good enough man, and has been very handsomely paid for his services, but is not of sufficient importance to justify the holding of a national conven tion for his benefit. Judge Hoadley, in accepting the nomi nation for governor before the democratic convention of Ohio, reviewed his oonnee tlon with that party in which he said: “Although I wandered at one time with the republicans to fight the Rattles of the colored race, the platform and principles of the democratic party was broad enough to receive him again.” The Judges “wan dering with the republicans,” covered about the same period as that of the Israel ites in the wilderness. He started in po litical life aa a “free-soiler” and abolition ist, away back in the4o’s, and was regarded as a republican of the strictest sect until he “Greeley-ized” in ’72. Emancipation day was celebrated in grand style all through Texas. TERMS—SI.SO IN ADVANCE. Vol. 4. No. 25. COLORED PRESS CONVEN TION. This organization will meet at St. Louis, Mo., in July. Several distinguished colored men are expected to be present.—[Elevator. And we hope that among the distin guished representatives present in propria persona will be the veteran editor of the Elevator, who undoubtedly has only to come in order to be elected president by acclamation. There was a “higti old time” in the Ohio democratic convention last week. Thebal 'otisg for governor began shortly after 10 o’clock a.m. and it was after 1 o’clock p.m. before the result of the first ballot was an nounced. Old ex-Senator Thurman, the great grandfather of the party in that state was present as a delegate, and was exceed ingly active and frisky for one of his years. He put Gen. Ward in nomination in a vig orous oid time democratic speech, and then went down among the delegates and la bored like a Trojan for his nomination. Meantime the convention resolved itself into a beer garden mass meeting and fairly out did ail other similar democratic gather ings in riotous conduct. The delegates “flt, gouged, swore and fit,” but the Pen dletonians got away with the Thurmanites and the bourbons aud Hoadley carried off the gubernatorial nomination. Judge Hoadley, the democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, is a gentleman who has vibrated from intense abolitionism to a state which makes him “a good enough Morgan” for the use of the Ohio democracy. He is a better republican than Foraker, the republican nominee, by a large majority, for Hoadley was the chosen orator of the colored people of Cincinnati, at their meet ing to celebrate the issuing of the Emanci paJon Proclamation, and the firm of Chase, Ball «fc Hoadley, to which he belonged, was noted for its hostility to slavery. Chase, when governor of Ohio, publicly declared that he would resist an attempt to execute the Fugitive Slave Law in Ohio, by calling out the militia and fighting. Hoadley will command a large colored vote, which is the very reason why he was nominated by the democrats The Arkansas Mansion of Little Rock, Arkansas, speaking of the State Press as sociation says: As the colored representatives of the press, and we are bound to say in candor that we never was better treated during the entire session, that too without expense. Board, street railway, carriages, drinks, bathing, cigars, and everything to make man happy was at our command. What a grand thing for Arkansas when the leading and most powerful force in a state, viz: The press takes down the bars snd by its action says: The color of a mans skin'is no barrier to honor and place, peace and prosperity will surely ‘oliow. Happy Arkansas. We think of emigrating.— [Charleston Palmetto Press. All good citizens are welcome to Arkan sas. You arc as free here as In Canada. Wealth and Intelligence will make this as good as any state in the Union. Manufac tories is one of the stern necessities. Come on, boys. EDITORIAL NOTES. Rev. I. U. Fitzgerald has succeeded In collecting *IO,OOO to aid in the establish ment of a Garfield Memorial and Industrial Institute at Montgomery, Ala. The colored men of Texas are to meet in convention in Austin, July 10th, to take into consideration the moral, social, eau oational and material interests of the col ored people of the state. The Colored Teachers’ State Educational association, will convene in Frankfort, Ky., July 11th and 12th. Miss Consuela Clark, a colored lady, daughter ot Peter H. Clark, of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been appointed resident physi cian of the Massachusetts homeopathic hospital. The Weekly Review gives the names of some of the solid colored men of Spring field, Ohio, among whom are W. H. Dick son, blacksmith, worth $25,000; James Bu ford, contractor, worth $50,000; Robert Pylet. retired capitalist and director of First National Bank, worth SIOO,OOO, and a long list, of those worth SIO,OOO and up wards. The Southwestern Christian Advocate states that the foreman in the publishing department of the State Central Express, the leading democratic paper in central Louisiana, is a colored man named P. H. Osborne. We have received Ne. 1 of the Weekly Pilot, published at Biimingham, Alabama, a very handsome and readable colored newspaper, which we welcome to the ranks. A state colored press convention meets at Wilmington, N. C., July 5. Among the subjects of discussion are: “Secret Socie ties,” “The Press,” “Higher Education,” etc. An immigration society, having for its object the bringing ot negroes from the south to the Pacific coast, has been organ ized in Stockton, California. Hurle Bervardo, a colored resident of Baltimore, is about to make his debut ss a tragedian. The Dramatic News contains his portrait and a sketch of his life. A PLEASANT^REUNION. McAlmont, June 25, 1888. Editor Mansion: Our little town was the scene of a vary pleasant reunion on the evening of June 23d, at the installation of the officers of Morning Star Lodge No. 14, F. and A. M. The lodge assembled at its nice little hall, where tne officers were duly installed by Past Grand Master, J. C. Corbin, assisted by Grand Master, M. A. Clark, who being present on bis annual visit, gave the craft an excellent lecture. After the masonic exercises, the craft left their labor up stairs and were called to the refreshments down stairs, where Mesdanses Scales, Carpenter, Peters and other ladies, served up a fine repast, which was greatly enjoyed by the craft and the invited guests. T. L. Single ton is the W. M., and W. M. Smith the sec retary, for year. A. B. C. WINDSOR, ONTARIO. The Ontario conference of the B. M. E. church, convened in Ontario Chappel, Windsor, at 9 a.m.on the 26th inst., Bishop R. R. Disney, presiding. On the first days the Bishop appointed committees, The session was to be a short one as the appointments were to be read out on Mon day, the 18th. The Bishop having very recently returned from Europe, is doubtless trying to make up lost time. His diocese extends to Demerrara, in British Guiana, all through the West Indies. He Is a great man and a perfect gentleman. school boabd- . THE ENTIRE CORPS OF PRINCIPAL* AND TEACHBRB reelected. A RMOIUTION ADOPTED TO PAY THE PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS BY THE YEAR —BILLS ALLOWED, ETC. The special meeting ot the school board tsok place at the board rooms laat Saturday night. There were present: President Kramer and Directors Hughes, Cohan. Eugerton and Rector. This meeting had been looked forward to with considerable interest, as the annual election of teachers to serve for the ensuing year was to take olace at this meeting. After the reading ot the minutes ot the preceding meeting Secretary Edgerton read the following bills which were allowed aud ordered paid: Dodge & Osborn, $39; Union Printing company, sl6; John White, cutting wood, $lO 50; J. M. Fish, $7.25. The contract for furnishing coal for the ensuing year was awaided to Mr, Thomas Lafferty, who contracted to turnisli all the coal needed before September 1, at S3.IX) per ton; for all alter that 84.15 per ton The contract for furnishing wood for the ensuing year was awarded to Mrs, Struve at $3.85 per cord. Director Cohen made the following re port from the committee on teachers and schools: To the Honorable School Board: Your committee on teachers and schools having had under consideration the recom mendation Cor election of teachers for the ensuing scholastic year, beg leave to report that they have performed said duty, and after caretui examination, would recom mend that the entire corps of principals and teachers who served during the past year may be re-elected. Your committee, with a feeling of pleasure, make this re commendation, as they deem it but a just acknowledgment to our teachers to show them our appreciation for work well done in the past. The assignment for the differ ent schools, they would beg leave to have deferred for future action. Respectfully, ALBERT COHEN, GKO. A. HUGHES, R. A. Edgerton. The report was approved. The same committee also oflered the fol lowing resolution, which was adopted: Resolved, Thai lor the scholastic year of 1883-4, and for subsequent years, teachers employed by the board shall be paid as fol lows, viz: The monthly rate of teacher's pav, determined upon the basis now em ployed by tlie board, shall be multiplied by nine, and the sum so obtained shall be the yearly compensation allowed the teacher. One-twelfth of this sum shall be paid the teacher ou the first Saturday of each calen dar month for twelve months, (excepting the fractional months at beginning and endingot year.) Providing, however, they shall receive the pay for the month of De cember on the day" on which the holiday vacation shall commence. Second. If a teacher shall voluntarily leave the employment of the board, or if a teacher shall bo dismissed for cause, bis or her pay shall terminate witli employment. But it the board shall without any miscon duct or because of any lault on the part of the teacher, dispense with his or her.ser vices during the year, then the teacher shall receive in the aggregate such a por tion ot his or her yearly pay as the time taught shall bear to nine months. Third. Alter the schools close for the year if teachers are desirous ot leaving the city they mav tile with the secretary a re quest to forward their pay lor remainder of the year elsewhere, and when so requested it shall be the secretary’s duty to so forward the pay each pay day. by check, postoffice money order, or in any way the teacher shall direct. Fourth. No service shall be expected or required of any teacher af’ei the closing of tlie schools tor the year. Fifth. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions ot these resolutions the scholastic year shall commence with the day on which the schools shall begin in the fall, but for no other purpose. Sixth. Whenever the designation teach er is used herein it shall be held to include principals and assistant principals. Seventh. The board reserves the right, when employing teachers, the same as here tofore, to dispense with the services of any teacher at any time. Ths committee on school bouses and sites reported, recommending bids be advertised for repairs amounting to not more than S4OO. Adopted The same committee recommended that school begin in the fall, September 24th, the fourth Monday in the month. Directors Kramer and Edgerton offered the following resolution, which was adop ted: Resolved, That the pay of the principals of Sherman, Union and Peabody schools be SI2OO per annum, to commence with the scholastic year of 1883-84. The board then adjourned to the regular meeting, to-night. ST. MARY’S ACADEMY. The thirtieth annual commencement ex ercises of this institution of learning, called the Catholic convent, took place in the ex hibition hall of that academy last Wednes day night, before a large and appreciative audience. The exercises commenced at 6:30 p.m. The valedictory, by Miss Florence Pat ton, was sublime, as was also her essay on “Progress of Civilization.” A valedictory.was also delivered by Miss Maggie Murphy; she acquitted herself no bly, and was the recipient of many floral tributes. After all had read their essays aud the programme ot the evening completed, Rev. Dr. Hallinan, of the Cathedral, awarded the medals, which were as follows. Gold medals, for Christian doctrine—Miss Minnie Blackburn. Mathematics—Miss Lillie McGann. Music, (given by Mrs. H. G. Hollenberg) —Miss Maggie Parker, ot Vincennes, Ind. Graduating Medals—Miss Maggie Mur phy, Miss Floy Patton, Miss Tillie Dollin ger and Miss Blanche Bai.croft. At the examination Misses Maggie Par ker and Georgia Mixon were equal' [j music, and to decide the matter the young ladies drew lots for the medal, which re sulted in favor of Miss Parker. Miss Mixon was presented with a beautiful gold cross. The exercises closed with- at good night chorus by the young ladies and children, all arranged tastefully on the stage; then the merry throng dispersed amid smiles and tears, good wishes, regrets at parting and glad anticipations for holidays. The pupils in this school are second to none in the city for proficiency. They are doing a noble work. THE STAtF TEACHERS’ AS SOCIA HON. Convened in the Capital opera house, on Wednesday,June27,and has been in session at intervals, ever since. The more import ant proceedings have been an address of welcome by Hon. W. G. Whipple, response by Hon. J. T. Rives; annual address by President G. A. Jones, and various excel lent papers and discussions by some of the leading educators of the state. The paper by Hon. F. J. Wise on the five-mill tax was an excellent production, and was discussed by Messrs. Howell. Sut ton, Hammond, Harvey and Corbin. A telegram of greeting to the Missouri and Texas associations of teachers was ordered to be sent. Prof. Wallace and Misses Baumgardner and Upton furni-hed some fine music. The enrollment was as follows, viz: II E Chambers, Monticello; J C Corbin, A B Crump, Pine Bluff, A V Law, Fayette ville; D W Bristol, Miss Lena Bristol, De- View; W C Andrews, Quitman: Wood E Thompson, O F Russell, Little Rock; Mrs W D Kersh, Star City; A H Shotwell, T E Moseley, Little Rock; Leßoy Bates, G A 1 Jones, C P Conrad, Rev I L Burrows, J J Dogue, Frank Wise, W C Hunt, W S Sut ton, II C Hammond, G A Hays, Silas M Watt, G C Woodson, Geo H Tisdale, I 1. Burrow, Mrs F A Patten. Mrs E L Van- Valkenburg, J F Howell, Miss Sue A Gib son, John C Littlepage. Miss Mary A Tay lor, H L Rayburn, L J Covington, Miss C C Durham. Adjourned to 8 o’clock p. m. Thursday.