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uance until the payment is made.
Editor and Business Manager-
Rev. D. E. wWISEmAN,
Associate Ecitor.
emporary Rooms of the
Frederick Douglass
pEiness meeting first Monday evening in each
th. * Literary meetings every Monday nignt.
DANIEL SELF, Vice-President.
R. B. ROBINSON, Secretary & Treasurer.
ddress all correspondence, etc., 10 the Presi
or Secretary and Treasurer,
608 Gibbons St., Alexandria, Va.
The LEADER can be had at the
ople’s book store. No, 1003 F. street,
W., also 932 F. street, N. W.,
pm 11.
—Rev. R. H. Robinson leaves for
arkersburg, West Virgima, on
onday night, the 4th inst.
—Advertisers will find it to thelr ad
antage to advertise in this paper.
erms—cash and eheax. "
Bl — Professor Clay, the wonderfal clair
pyant, i« Jocated at 423 9th street,
ead his advertisement In today’s
—'The Cuureh of the Covenant was
pened last Sunday to the j public,
resident Harrison will be a regular
ttendant to this beautiful chureh.
—The National Press Convention
ssembles at the Metropolitan A. M.
. Church on Tuesday the sih inst.,
nd will be in session three days,
—Next Thursday evening, the T7th
nst., is the time, and Lannon’s Opera
House, 2lexandria, Va., the place
where Hon. Frederick Douglass will
—The grand social event of the
week will be the reception by the
young men to the visitors at Grand
Army Hall, opposite Willard’s on the
night of March 6th.
—The funeral of Dr. D, W. Bliss
took place last Tuesdav afternoon and
was largely attended. Dr. Bliss’
health became impalred in attendance
upon the late President Garfield.
~ —Our engraver bheing orverstocked
with inauguration work will not atlow
him to finish the -‘cut’’ of Rev. R. T
Robinson, in time to appear in this
week’s LEADER. Dut we promise our
readers to print the sawe upon the gr,’-
journment of the Washington Confer
ence at Parkersburg, West Viiginia.
—Mt. Zion M. E. Church was well
filled last Sunlay night, The Goicen
Band was vut in force. it was the
oceasion of the last rally to pay the
pastor’s salary. Moie ‘than enotgh
was realized. The collectiom amounted
to $93.
— We send oceasionaily a copy of ous
japer Lo persons wlio are 1{0& subscrib
ers. 1f you are not onethls is a remind
er to examine it carefully, and then
iny own uame, and hand tbhe
send in your b .
paper to one of your friends with ths
saine request.
megular Cor. of the NATIONAL LEADER.
ALEXANDRIA, V 2., Feb. 29, "89.
scC ) dence
It was noted in ttlls COTrTespon«
Jast week that Mr. F. H. M. Murray,
of this city, read a paper entitled
ssGhosts,” b(.forei th& nßet(,)l:]elt%;t.e{gg
’Socati etyw%fal‘l‘t;gzh tl«])gtms’ again in order
ti(; o'l attention to the (unfavorable
. held by the peop'e of Wash
opinion ding Alexandrians. We
mltgnpprgfg’:m to Mr. Murray for
wus nim as & text from which to
ugg;gh a sermor tO these 3inners,
p residing officer introduced
Whe&:‘l‘:;’a;m the Betuel Literary, he
M.r&. «The gentleman is from Alexan
sald: herwise known as Pohick,” the
dria, Otu?m i;emg. *‘do mot be disap
lnqmgfi if you hear littie of worth, as
point jst is from Alexandria.”
the ;”Fsgg; sentiment of Washington
o 'i‘be jdea of anybody from that
ians, ssive old town having anything
upprogre ¢ would Interest and instruct
e I}l3 ton audience was well nigh |
a Wash "gu& Tne fact that he lives
preposterot @icient to discredit him,
ff‘?m — B:,-son of ability be content
. (/lqn B&Y s?xch a place as Alexandria?”
0 Siya ood COM® out of Nazareth?
Can any & ttempt DO vindlcation here
Wecan ab® ¢ jowels hidden under
of the existence + ‘of Alexandria.
the rough exbefloflw marble block hides.”
“Temple and statu® ak. The People’s
Let another a&: and widely read
Advocate is an a"xbllshed in Washing
colored paper P good thing when it l
ton. It knows % U ending Mr. Mur
::;gsit;)a p%r“?: adds: “The essavigr |
i y gpellbound from |
held his audience Ro K hest
beginning to end. be passed on a
encgminm that 088 0, fop . oion |
gpeaker. The people O |
no right toassume that the people |
2?‘210830111-13 or of Bny other city ufg
; gay or do nothing |
iess Pmnt tions, c.unrnot them until the
to inte — tto test. in view
matter has been pub v on. the remark
o tbis Wastungton opinion- £36 xoB
Advocate(l mnificfln as 8 o‘."-
;)t ;h:b“ this opinion may Deed revis-
Ing. Good has come out of Nazareth,
EAn Alexandrian has interested a cul
tured Washington audlence and,
l Alexandrians will do it again.
. Mrs, Jane Ware, formerly of this
city, now of Philadelphia, will be the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sumby
from Saturday.
: The cadets of St. John's Academy
will be in the Inaugural procession.
The Manhattan Social Club will hold
a grand receplion at Odd Fellows’ Hall
on the 15th of March, Quite a num
ber .of ladi*s and gentlewen from
Washington will be present. The oceca
sion promises to ke the event of the
year. The readers of the LEADER
will enjoy a full account.
Mrs- Louisa Sinclair of Philadelpha
is expected here op Saturday evening
on a visit to Mr, and Mrs, W, H,
Captain E. 8, Randall, of the Steamer
Mary Washington, is contemplating
the erection of an exeursion resort on
the Potomac, below this city for col
ored peopls exclusively. He expects to
have a boat for their accommodation.
The captain probably thinks the col
ored people will hail with delight his
magnanimous offer. We expect he
will find them very ungrateful. He
may learn that the colored people will
stay at homs rather than uphold
invidious distinetions.
Rev. N. M. Carroll will leave for
conference at Parkersburg, W. Va.,
Monday evening, If the next session
of the Washington annual conference
were held here, we believe 1t would
stimulate the churches.
The Friday Night Literary Club will
‘entertain their friends with an inter
esting programme on Friday night, the
Bth of DMarch, at Beulah Baptist
Cburch. A paper on the following
subject will be read for discussion: ‘‘ln
the event of a war between the United
States and Canada, what course should
the negro adopt?*’
Dr. George W.Piper,from New York,
is in the city, the gunest of Dr. Madella.
ITe will remain to witness the inaugu
Hon. Frederick Douglass will lecture
at the Opera House on Thursday night,
March 7th, under the auspices of the
Douclass labrary Association. His
subject will be his recent Eiropean
tour, Miss Cooper, Mr. P. H. Lump
kins and others will sing.
Rev. H. H. Warring occupied the
pulpit of the Third Baptist Church on
Sunday night. A large congregation
was present. Rev. Warring is an able
A very pleasant party of young
people assembled in the parlors of Mr.
T. Ross on Friday night, 22nd inst.
The evening was spent in games, sing
ing, and music on the piano. Refresh
ments were served and the party dis
persed about 11.30 P. M. There were
present: The Misses N. Cooper, Crouch,
IM. Madella, H. Luckett, M. Coonper,
A. Whiting, J. Whiting and S. Wil
'son;Messrs. P. H. Lumpkins, W. H.
Brooks, W. and 8. 3iadden, L. E.
’Dogans. W. B. Johrnfon, . Proctor.
‘W. Johnsop, T. Ross, A. Datton and
others, '
Mrs, Mary Sumby haslbeen quite sick
during the week.
- The Baptist Working Civb gave a
‘nice supper at Odd Fellows’ Hall on
| Wednesday night.
| Mr. George C. Cupid has a peat and
attractive tonsorial parlor on upper
King street. He ils doing a good busi
Neither the editor nor a correspon:i
ent of a parer has the right to use his
space with personal attacks, The
public cares little for the hates and the
loves of newspaper men. Tbe patrons
of newspapers pay for and expect pews
and ovinicns on current topies. The
smaller the writer the greater his desre
to let others know his personal affairs
| The pipe organ is completed and
ready to ve put into the churcb. The
carpenters will begin work on the sth
or 6th of March, and the organ will be
put in as soon as the place is prepared.
it will be placed In the alcove where
thie pulpit now is. The choir will have
a gallery immediately in front of the
organ »nd behind the pulpit. The
paipit platform and chancel will be
brought torward, by which arrange
ment two lenches will be removed.
The loss of seats, however, will be more
than made up by the vacancy of the
old choir loft, The organ canpnot
be placed in the present loft because it
(the organ) is 14 feet high and the
ceiling 18 but 10 feet from the floor. To
cut away the ceiling would spoil the
appearance of the instrument and injure
the sound. Then, the new organ
weighs about two tons. That together
'with the weight of about 30 persons
would be-too much for the present
isleepersto bear. Agam, it is in the
minds of some to improve the front of
the church some day. Then the organ
can be removed to the front if desired.
The choir of the church will open the
organ with a coneert.
The town will be deserted on the 4th
of March to witness the inauguration
of Gen. Harrison, The colored people
have every reason to expect falr treat
went at the nands of the new adminis
tration. The President elect has given
them many assurances of his Kindly
interest. Of Mr, Cleveland 1t must ke
said, that he bas made a good President.
Hls enemies as weil a 8 his friends give
him the credit of being earnest and
consistent. Wa believe he is interested
In the colored people of this counntry.
It is hoped he wiil use s commanding
mfluence In tpeir bebalf. As Mr.
Hayes devoles hijs interest to temper
ance, so let Mr. Cieveiznd do what he
can for his colored fellow citizens.
el I ——
How to Cleagr a Church's Debt. \
At a meeting of a church committee 1
recently held to consider how the debt
of $lO,OOO for the repairing of the 1
church could be met, while' the com
miftee were discussing the matter, a
lump of thie ceiling came down and hit
an old man onthe head. He did not
take much notice of the incident, but
said: ‘I give $5OO, Anold lady who
was standing by was heard. to say:
*Drop another Lit on him, Lord, andl
we’ll soon get the debt cleared!’
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WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Feb. 25.--A
terrible disaster occurred at Plymouth,
a few miles from here, this afternoon,
by which 10 gixrls, employes were killed.
Back of the Gaylord sbaft stood the
factory of John Powell, used for the
manufacture of squibs, used by the
miners in loosening coal in the mines.
The factory employed 8% girls, ranging
from 10 to 20 years, and several male
I workmen, While the majority of the
I girls were at their homes eating dinner
the people were startled by the deafen
ing thunders of a terrific explosion.
They rushed terror stricken to their
docrs and windows and in the distance
saw clouds of smoke ascending from the
squib factory. Soon a large crowd had
gathered around it, and women began
wrlpnging their bands and men turned
away from the sight presented when
the charred body of a young girl was
seen lying in one of the rooms, and the
fact became Xnown that at least 12
persons were in the building at the
time of the explosion, eating their
noounday lunch. The sceue was fraught
+ with terror, as the girls, some of them
bleeding, others gasping for a few
breaths of fresh air, rus'ed to the
windows and secreamed frantically for
belp. About this tim: a dozen miners
from the adjoining colliery came
upon the scene, and as soon as
they saw the bieeding forms of the
girls, ealling for aid, rushed towards
the building in a body, but fate preven
ted ¢ elr proffered succor. As soon as
they stepped near the door an ther
terrific explosion took place and tie
e-tire building collapsed, burying in
the ruins the forms that & moment
be:ore stood cryviuz for assistance.
The braver of the men when the
smoke and flying debris had settled,
rushed among ibe ruins, and one
by one the bodies were found and
taken out charred beyond recog:
nition, bleeding and mutilated, As
mothers saw and recogniz=d some
familiar token or piece of dress by
which they could tell their loved ones,
the scene was one that represented the
extreme throes of sorrow and destruc
tion. The bodies, a 3 fast as they were
taken out, were removed to an under
' taking establishment, where they were
| placed in a row. Their featurss were
00 badly mutilated that they were
’ scarcely recognizable.
~ The killed, so far as known, are:
" Kete J ones, aged 18 years:
| Maggie Lynct, aged 21 years.
~ Hettie Jones, aged 16 years.
; Gladdis Reese. aged 15 years.
~ Mary Waiters, aged 17 years.
Maggie Richards, aged 17 years.
~ Mary A. Lake, aged 17 years.
~ Ruth Powell, aged 19 years.
} Esther Powell, aged 22 years.
- Jane Apn Thomas, aged 16 years.
The foreman, George T. Reess, was
dangerously 1f not fatally injured.
. Joun Powell; the proprietor, was
' badly injured.
‘ Several kegs of powder caused tue
'explosion, but tow they were exp.oded
i yet a mystery.
| The sceues around the un-eitaker’s
| establishicent where the boiiwes of the
5 victimms were taken were veartrending.
' Eleven bodies lay there beadiess, arm
| less and legiess. From pleces of
' scorched clothing aud small buttons
. were the vietims identiiied, Tbhe body
Sof a voung girl, supposed to be frem
! Serauton, and who was seeking work,
| had not been identified.
i The only tteory as to the cause of
the explosion coues from the injured
‘ fireman, Keese. He was 1u the second
| story.and when the building was blown
lupart he dropped to the celiar, from
i where he escaped with nothing but his
underclothing and ran aeross the field.
| Tle says there was a pot of suiphur on
gt-lm stove, which was used to dip the
i squivs into, the niners when using
é them lighting the sulphur end. The pot
i must bave boiled over and ignited some
l loose powder which fired the kegs. There
| were two heavy explosions and a third
( light one. The girls were probably all
stunned by the shock, for not a ery or
shout was heard after the report. It
was dead silence, and the workers
ltoi‘.ed tor all they were worth. Only
the relatives and a few Wilkesbarre
reporters were inside. f(he bodies lay
on the floor. covered with coarse hur-
Japs,jand were marked as soon as iden
The crowd outside numbered hun
dreds, and was augmented as each am
bulance brought an additional body.
Finally, when all had been identified,
the doors were opened and the crowd
filed in among the dead bodies only to
see what resembled large charred bil
lets. of wood more than anything else
Up to a week ago 80 girls had bren
employed, but an accident to a portion
of the machinery wade it necessary to
l lay off all but a few of them.
The fate of little Jane Ann Thomas
lexcites much sympathy. She had
'stopped work a few days, and had gone
to the factory this noon at ber raoth
‘er’s request, to ask what the prospects
were for work. Wktile inside sLe
probably chatted with the others, who
were enjoying their noon hour, and
was caugbt in the explosion.
Ruth and Esther Powell were nleces
of the owner of the factory. They had
come from Wales some months ago to
work for their uncle, leaving tnheir
parents in the old country. John R.
Powell, the proprietor of the factory,
was in Wilkesbarre all of this morring, l
and after returning home tor dinnper
st4rted up the hill to the factory. When
balf way up he heard the report, and
saw the bu:lding collapse. He knows
pothing about the cause. A storelicuse
ouly 30 teet from the rums contained
26 kegs of powder. Hundreds of people
stood near it during the fire, not know
g its contents, and strange to sav it
did not explode, as it became as hot «s
a stove.
Eye witng'ses, of whom there are!
but few, say there were five repores,
two beavy and three light. The heavy
cnes were rowder Ekegs and ths light
ones were boxes of squibs. At mid
night Foreman Gecrge T. Reese js
aving m delirium. The bodies will be
removed to the howes of the viciime
tomorrow, and the funerals wiil be
Leld on Wednesday afternoon.
‘When the Will was Written.
A young man, whose tather had late
ly died, came to town the other day to
see about letters of administration.
Being totally ignorant of how to pro
ceed he applied to a friend, who direct
'ed him to a certain lawyer’s office, stat
ing that he was the best in Wrights
viilee. He forthwith proceeded to the
oflice, where he found the lawyer sit
ting at his desk, writing, Scarcely
looking up from his work he nodded
good morning and invited his visitor to
take a seat. After a silence of 10 min
utes the young man became anxious to
introduce his business, and, after hem
ming several times, began with:
‘Kurnel, my father died and made a
will.” But little attention was paid to
the remark. After a prolonged silence,
*Kurnel, my father died and made a
will.” No attention was paid by the
lawyver. The young man waited some
! time, and after an exasperating silence
‘the would-be client bounced out of the
“office and back to his friend.
~ *Say, Kurnel ——is an old fool. 1
went to his office and sat there an hour,
telling him four times that my father
died and made a will. Ile paid no at
tention to me, dad durn him!> His
friend requested him to go back again,
take out his pocketbook and lay a $lO
note on the table and await results,
He done so, beginning:
‘Kurnel, my—’
*You are mistaken,’ said the Jawyer;
‘vour father did not die and make a
will, but made the will and then died;
and you want it probated and letters of
administration. I understand it all,
and come back in an hour and I will
bave all your papers fixed.” With that
he neatly folded the crisp $lO and placed
it where its complexion would not suf
fer from the sun,
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This powder never varies. A marvelof purity,
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Dolls, Sleighs, Boys’ Wagons, Tea Sets, Rocking Horses,
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Have the best line of
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Housefurnishing -- Goods
In the city, including Oil Paintings, Clocks, Watches, Family
Bibles, Subscription Books, Albums, etc., ete., which are sold
at cash prices, on weekly or monthly payments. e
Manufacturing Co,
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