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Everywhere Recognised LI XEW ENGLAND. -AND HAS— THE LARGEST CRCVLATIOB in 18 DEVOTED A • •••• •#•••« 9 9 ~9 « | TO THB best oterests 'JF THE COLORED PEOPLE JOB *ORK OF EVERY DEBOUP HOM City News. At the annual election last Sunday at Zion A. M. E. Church the following Sunday School officers were elec'ed for the year 1900: Mr. .John F. Dent, supt, ;.John W. Williams, asst. supt.; Miss Georgietta Woodest, sect.; Miss Mabel Hanks, asst. sect.; Atlas Skinner treasurer; Miss Bessie Thomas, lib.; George Dickson, asst. lib. ;]Simson, or ganist; Miss Mabel RicKets, pianist; Miss Lillian Miner, asst, pianist; Miss Augustine E. Carter, chorister; Miss Geonrietta Woodest, asst, cnoriater; Russell Harris, marshall A'nong the ‘’4oo” doings of the past week was a very enjoyable Christmas party given, last Monday evening at the residence of l)r. Grant on Charles St. Only a few friends of the family were present, bSt everybody bad a good time un il midmight. A few evenings after the above event, Mrs. Hemmings' residence on Sussex street was alive with friends who enjoyed the society of her twe es. ttmabie daguhters, Elizabeth and Anita. Mrs. J. H. Lewis still seems to re main in the same condition as when she came out of the sanitarium. She if now at her residence on Columbus Ave. Her husband is in the South settling up the affairs of his estate for 1899. lid ward Everett Brown’s social sue cess in Washington fas preceeded him He will give his impressions of W r ash ington a’ the next meeting of the Col ored Nationa* League. A private wedding took p ace a few days ago at the residence of Miss E.fcsa betli watson. Her reception will fol low in ajfew weeks. This wedding has been long talked of and society is uow glad that tne event has happened. Mr. and .Mrs. J.W r allace Buchanan have a neat little home on Spring Vale Avenue, Everett, and are said to be very happy. Miss Annie Gmith is paying a visit to her relatives in Washington. She is iccompanied by Miss Lonisn Lewis who - successful in obtaining a position ther<. will make Washington her home. Mi-- Jennie Cavalier has just arrived u the city after spending Christmas J nt New Years with liar relatives in Jaunton. Ibe class of girls in the city wno m\e eennnenced to think that working lsan oonor and not a drudgery seems 1 >• increasing; yet there are several think that parlor ornaments are in vogue. Ihe committee for the 30tn anniver ol the Fraternal Association are ‘ ~ " make the affair a social sue I " 1 his is the first thing of the kind 1 llfi ' been given for some time. u ('onk'ing Brncc who won so D,in J honors in the Howard—Princeton II is to make at. address and Mr. ''ard G over will render one of hi* hhpressive violin solos. 'he literary club of which Miss na Baldwin is president, is initiating ,0l ‘ et y into tne mysteries of good clas * lcs • ol that they did not know *b°ugh about these * classics before but • quute Booker T Washington, higher education is a risky thing for ,Je colored people.” It remains for 'to club to prove that this remark is •otrue, Ihe exact wht fcbouts of J. H. Lewis Jr. if unkno i, but it is safe to say he is haYiug a od time “looking them over.” Mr. Marshall, t old Harvard run ner is now r unn i with John W. Ramsey m the law isiness. It take-, a professional run® to keep up with Ramt-ey. Mr F VV Linton s placed by the Courant for a t i. Salary, from 5i, 400 to $l,BOO. ')h ! W L Reea, where art thou? Show your hand, wiwant to place you. Who is the most|>opular pastor in JNew England, tbeI'OCRANT wants to know. See the votg contest. The concert last Thursday night at the Morning Star hptist Church was qnite a suocess, ijch credit is due to Messrs, Sneed and obinson. All pres ent were pleased nd wished the con cert repeated agai soon, About 500 persons witnessed |e occasion. The social that as given by the so cial club last Thuliay night at Chick ering Mali was tbeeading dance of the sea-on, Read net week’s Courant for full particulars Mr C J Johnsons our correspondent and agent in the Suth End, Call and see him at his residnce, 10l Northamp ton street, Rev P ThomaiStanford fpaid us a call’this week andtlso left his subscrip tion for one year, The harvest is (most passed and W L Reed is not san^et. Good bye Mr Jhn W Williams your good work will fylow you. Success to you |r John Dent as Supt of Zion Sunday o iool, Councilman O v Newton is on the sick list since he fok the oath of office last Monday, kVßiKrr, The holidays were enjoyed by all classes of citizvps. Receptionf were hale at the residences of many of our pecple. The Zion Papist Church people have reasons to lejobe at the way the young petole are becoming interested in their ■odety JhnstmaL. and New Years services wire well woithy of the efforts of Rev J&nson W Hill, 1> D, the young and ptpular pastor, Watch meeting was a success far be yend the expectation of the most hope fil persons among us. und was the first srvice of the kind m this city, Frederick Douglass Club held its regular meeting at the residence of Mr HDent, 3 Hadley Court, Mr J R Scales of New York, spent hi holidays with h.s uncle, A 11 Scales of i$ Broadway, Mr T H Rollins of 48 Thorndike Si, th» mechanic who got hurt Christmas tiay is gradually glowing better, iNEWBIIRVrOKT J here was a grand party and Xmas tr 4 given by the club last Thursday nijjht and prizes were given to the youig ladies Music was furnished by Riley and others, ll>e bride and groom have returned froa; their honeymoon and are r-ady to receive all their white friends at their home 8 l itcomb street, Thire is another wedding booked for a youiig man in this city, and he has been going with two young ladies, li seems L if he promised to take both of them, Quite a number went over to Ports mouth the big ba'i Jan 3rd, LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE Ihe Editor oj the lourant: Deak S’k,— It gives me geeat plea, sure lo compliment you cn the manage, ment oi your paper. Known as the Bos ton Coukasit, I have always noticed in your paper ciean and decent language I and not nonsense and abuse. It seems to m 3 that tie success of a journal do. pends on the language the editor uses in his columns. Take for instance a \ certain Negro paper, in existence a siiort time ago, was doing well, but the editor could cot bear prosperity, and started out to abuse the race in such a shameful manner that the sensible peo. pie of our race shut down on that paper and the editor went running round town abusing all the secret societies in Boston, for they reason that he is shut out of them all. So let me say to you, Mr. Editor, the Boston O'oukant will be the only race paper printed in Bos. ton that will be patronized by the colored peop.e of Boston. So. Mr. Editor, let me ask you to out QBAHD VQTIOB COHTBT. A Beautiful Gold Watch and Chain From the large and popular jewellery es tablishment of Wilson Brothers,Tremont Row, Boston, will be given to the MOST POPULAR, pastor In New England, ' receiving the largest number of votes over 5,000 This Coupon will be printed in each issue commencing Saturday, Feb. 3, and continuing to Saturday, May 7,1900 Coupons must be filled out with ink, and re turned to the Boston Courant Office weekly, as the ac curate number of votes will be published in each issue. This watch can be seen on exhibition in the win dow of Wilson Bros., at any time. THIS IS ONE VOTE. For Of- Who I think ii.. the Most Popular Pastor in New England. ail indecent language and abuse that should be brought to you for publics tion. It will ruin your paper While we intend to give you our support and patronage, we deplore the abuse of the colored people So in future we will look to the Oouuant Publishing Co. for a clean race paper. Respectfully yours for the race, C. J. Johnson. To the Editor of the Courant: Will you please answer this question to decide a bet. Is a man wno is born in a foreign country, of American bo:n parents, eligible to be elected president of the United bta’es? Windsor Locks C,. Ji lt the American born parents still retain their United Slates citizenship, the child born abroad wonld be eligib e for the presidency The rule and word of law for this country is tnat the child follows the citizenship of his father until he is of age and elects to choose another citizenship. He thus comes within the constitutional requirement tuat the president must be a natural oorn citizen of the United States. 1 o the Editor of the Counm: l must have the ablest, the paper most devoted to the republic’s ideals, that we have in America. 1 regard the Covrant as the truest exponent we have to teach the people why we have the grandest government when adminis. tered, as the founders declared it shou d be. -‘by the people and for the people ’’ We have become a gieat nation. Iso. lated as we have bee.i, it has proved an immense b.easing We have prospered exceedingly without having a large standn g aiuay to he sustained b} the laooring people. Our flag was respected by all nations loug oetore our Moses declared war on the Philipyine D la,lj3, i’o be serious, of all the arrant hum. bugs ever invented by evil men. chiel e«t is the idea that we must deprive a brave, liberty loving people of their freedom in order to become a world power. Even a schoolboy of lb )*ors of age knows it is false Ihe present administration, if sustained, will oV,> ’ • throw our form of government. " e cannot serve God anu do the bidding of Satan. If we are to remain a republic, we must not war on a people who are struggling for self-government. Dk L B Weymentii. Norta Vassal boro. Me. I Wine Making in Portugal. In great emergency when all the men are demanded in the vine yards, women are called to assist in wine treading. Ourcorrespon ! dent saw young women wear ! ing their own garments which they ; ekilfully gather up around them j until they assume the biggest and • most abbreviated of Dutchman’s I “britchen” costumes, while in the winery. THIS IS A SCENE IN THE VILLAGE OF gUINTAS, PORTUGAL. An improved method of mash ing- by machinery is adopted At the Speer Oporto Grcpe Vineyards, PASSAIC, N. J. by which a barrel of grapes a minute is dumped in the hopper, that feed two large rubber rollers, between which the grapes are crushed. The Wl no from Speer*iiVln«*yar«l* beats the world for its valuable medicinal qualities. None put on the market now,until nine years old Weakly persons, Invalids, Females, and Aged persons, should always have a bottle in the house. If properly used it will restore health and prolong life. It is by all odds the Wine for wed dings, social entertainment and familv use. sold nv imroo-KTs wthir-ttih who LEAL IN HIGH GRADE WINES, THE FREEMAN.*** H conceded to be the leading Newspaper pub* liahed by the race in the world. N„ expense * SaiNDIANAPOLIS,*, ideal home journal. More special contributors than any two other Negro papers. We want an active agent in every t<>wn and city llin in the United States. Write for terms I N 1 I Add? The Freeman. t» i ■ *>nr<r.Un I HU* Wonderful Discovery OZONIZED OX MARROW THK ORIGINAL—COPTRIGHTKD. The only safe preparation in the world that maker curly hair straight. as shown above. 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' ~~ Vo port lamps plcam alone our Mdaa. No banners float on high; No human lookout raises glaaa To scan our sea or sky. No admirals above our decks Mid guns and gunners stand. In bidden sheath to send the sound Of warlike, stern command. Yet all the navies of the world Our bows in vain assail; We fear no smoking battle tower That thunders through the gale. By captains gray our path ia raa; ted. By sailors white and old; For us the phantom rockets glare, And phantom bells are tolled. In misty, unremembered ports Our beacon lights were set By bands long gone from mortal view. By forms that men forget. And we may wander on our course Till time at end shall be, Por In our breasts are looked the hulls Of ships once lost at sea. —John James Meehan in Criterion. CHIEFS OF THE SULUS. Eaek Hu the Power of Life or Death Over Hla Subject*. The social system among the Moros Is much more primitive than it is among the greater part of the other Philippine races. A chief, or dato, con trols a district. He has his own par ticular followers and his slaves. Be sides these he may command all the men of his own district in time of war. He also has the right of life and death over his subjects. For instance, a few weeks before we arrived in Jolo, Data Jokanine bad occasion to execute one of his followers. The man bad been intrusted with money belonging to the dato. The first time he came to his chief and said: “Oh, great and benevolent dato. L have gambled away the money! For give me!” “Very well,” said the dato. “See that it does not happen again.” Once more the retainer came, saying: “Oh, great and benevolent dato, again have I gambled away thy money, and again I beg thee, in thy great mercy, to forgive me!” “This Is the second time I have for given thee,” said Jokanine, “but the third time, I warn thee, thou shalt die." Yet again the unfortunate man re turned without the money be had col lected for the dato. “Oh, dato,” he cried, throwing him self at the feet of his chief, “I have sinned again and taken thy money! Mercy! Mercy!” “Cut him down,” said the dato to one of his men-at-arms. The man offered no resistance and was cut to pieces with one of the great knives of f he na tives.—Harper’s Weekly. Getting; Acquainted. The family had occupied the dwell ing about a day and a half, and the mistress thereof was putting a carpet down in the sitting room when there came a ring at the doorbell. She hastened to the front door and opened it. A smiling woman greeted her. “Good morning!” said the caller. “This is Mrs. Murkley, I presume.” “Yes.” "I am Mrs. Pergaliup, your next door neighbor.” “Glad to see you. Will you come in?” “Thanks. I believe I will step in for a little while.” “You will find us all torn up, of course. We haven’t begun to get things in shape yet.” “Now, don’t you apologize, Mrs. Murkley. I know all about this thing of moving." “It’s an awful job, isn’t It?” "Terrible. 1 sometimes tell Mr. Per galiup I’d almost rather have a spell of sickness than to move. Two moves are about as bad as a fire. Well, I thought I’d drop In and get acquainted. Could you lend me a cupful of coffee?” —Chicago Tribune. Food Elements In Fraif. Sugar, starch, gum. dextrin, peetine, sacchariflable cellulose, organic acids and other extractive matters are. to gether with water, the chief elements in pulp fruits. The sugar is assimila ble and is a food. Fruits whieb con tain most of it, as bananas, dates and figs, are true bydrocarbonated foods. Extractive matters are also nourishing, but in a less degree, as they are not so digestible. With these and other rare exceptions, however, fruits, in the opin ion of M. Balland, are little nutritive and cannot be considered as foods. Their juices, which please us by their smell or acidity, are condiments rather than foods. When He Turned Jap. A humorous touch in connection with Lafeadio Hearn’s naturalization as a Japanese was the reduction of his pro fessional salary from 150 to 50 yen a month. As a foreigner he drew a lar ger salary than the native instructors, but at the dinner in celebration of his change of nationality the president of the university rose and observed that now that Professor Ilearn had become one of them the last insidious distinc tion would be removed by cutting down his salary. And the American born professor tried to look as though he en joyed it. A Peculiar Plant. There is a species of plant growing in New South Wales whose showy flowers contain a large proportion of mucilaginous juice of a glossy var nishlike appearance. Chinese ladies use the juice for dyeing their hair and eyebrows. in Java the flowers are used for blacking shoes. The most ancient dictionary and glossary in the world is of the Chinese language and is the lexicon of Pa cutsbe. This first known glossary was compiled more than 1,000 years before Christ. All the emery in the world comes from the little island of Naxos, near Greece. LOOKING INTO A SHOTGUN. A Bandit** Victim Tell* How It Peela to Be Held (Ip. “1 happen to know how it feels to be held up,” said a gentleman who now occupies a position of prominence in lo cal railroad circles. “1 acquired my experience as a passenger in a stage coach about six miles from A. T., in 1884. We had a big load, six men inside, two on tbe driver's seat aDd an express messenger on the boot. Every man in tbe crowd had a revolv er, two of the inside passengers had Winchesters across their knees, and the messenger had an 8 bore duck gun that contained nearly a quart at slugs. We were held up at about 4ia the afternoon by a single masked man* who rose suddenly from behind a pila of rocks and covered us with a ‘sawed off’ shotgun. All the curtains wera raised, so there was a fair view of the interior, aud when he yelled ‘Hands up!’ everybody obeyed. “Then be told us to get out one by one and stanu in a row, with our backs to him. I never hated to do anything so badly in my life, but I saw the oth ers going and followed suit. About that time n half grown boy. apparently unarmed, appeared from behind tha rocks and took up tbe collection, wbick included our joint arsenal. After that we were ordered back, aud the chief bandit told the driver to go ahead. “As far as 1 know, the robbers wera never caught, but what especially im pressed me about the episode was tba reluctance of any of our party to taka the initiative. I was certain the slight est resistance would be successful, but 1 realized also that the man who made the first move had an excellent chanca of being killed, and I suppose all tba others felt the same way. Anyhow, It happened exactly as I have narrated it During the year 1 lived in Arizona there were eight or nine hold ups os the same road, and in no instance vu there any resistance whatever. That taught me that a crowd of average men, gazing Into a cocked shotgun, will do just about anything that la suggested.”—New Orleans Times-Dem ocrat COMPANY DINNERS. They Are Dreaded by Goeiti aad Make the Hoatei* Xenon*. Writing on “Making Company of Guests,” Edward Bok, in The Ladled Home Journal, considers “it a curlona fact that American housewives are sa loath to believe that a dinner with fuav and feathers Is dreaded by the vaat majority of people. The highest com pliment we can possibly show a guest at dinner is to let him partake of an ordinary meal, to let him come quietly in a?.<j ’be one of the family.’ yet this Is the very compliment which we with hold from him. Instead of giving a guest what he « >«ld relish most wa give him what he realiy enjoys least. “Let a hostess lie evei «o graceful and tactful, let there be yean: of ex perience on her shoulders, yet nothing can conceal from her guests that tha dinner which she is serving is other than an unusual one. It is a formal af fair, and no amount of grace can make anything else of it, for nothing speaks so loudly or so unerringly as a formal company dinner. Every course shows it; every movement of the waitress pro claims it; every piece of china fairly cries out the occasion. “And of course no one at the table really enjoys it. The guest certainly does not, because he knows he Is being made company of, and that feeling la always enough to offset every enjoy ment. The hostess does not, for she hasn’t the time. Uer eyes are for the table and her servants, not for her guest” Emliin Fames Lost His Waver. Miss Emma Eames has a brother, Harold, who was an ensign in the United States navy. His ship was sta tioned at Leghorn, and one day the flagship entered the harbor with the fleet commander on board. The latter was very dignified and was never known to lose bis self control. One day the commander was in swimming, and young Eames made a friendly wa ger with a fellow officer that he would destroy tils senior’s equanimity, in naval parlance, "rattle” him. The wa ger was accepted, and a moment after ward Eames was in the water swim ming toward his superior officer. Sud denly he paused, and, stopping his powerful overhand stroke, began tread* ing water. Then he saluted precisely as if he had been on a quarter deck. To the young man’s intense surprise the commander returned the salute with equal gravity Mr. Eames lost his wager.—Saturday Evening Post. Seen In the llouul*. Tortoise shells as they are unloaded from the ships are far from beautifuL To be classed as rough they must be Just as they were when taken from the tortoises’ backs. It is not until washed and scoured with acids that their ex quisite coloring shows. The same is true of the beautiful seashells which come here from the shores of India and other tropical lands. There is almost as much difference between them in the rough and when finished as there is between uncut diamonds nnd those that have passed through a lapidary’s hands. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Hereditary Garment*. Tommy —Pop. what is the meaning of , “hereditary?” Tommy's Father— Anything that de scends from father to son Tommy—Then your old clothes that ma makes over for me are hereditary, ! ain’t they V—Philadelphia Record. The Doctor Prescribe*. \ Jimson—Doctor, 1 am getting tooj stoat for comfort and 1 want your ad- : vice. 1 Doctor—Nothing reduces flesh like! worry. Spend two hours a day think ing of the unpaid bill you owe me.