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iivz I-v THE klSTRP'T 0F COm
Thetli anniversary celebration
tbe'emaucipation of slaves in
L District of Columbia was
vbrited bv a procession of all
"colored military aud social or
cramz ition in the the city. It was
reviewed by the President and fol-
-ff'al b exercises at Lincoln
P rk.
foe rendevous for the procession
was Trb and K Sts., and the crowd
cvredJhere. Men and women
asj then babies thronged the
,reet. Now and then a company
d ''iijjlit hucd uniform would ar
xw and take its place to await the
rvosiouV starting. The day was
aWt universally observed and
,ule a gala-day by the people,
and a a result work on new build
mcs was snpinded because of the
,iWne' t tin colored laborers.
Hjc iocwiom was formed on K
reer, with the right resting on
At the White House the parade
w.u-n'uewi'd by President Har
mon, and the companies marched
on down lVim. Ave., and out East
Upif'l trret,to Lincoln Park. It
uas intimated that over G,000 men
sw in the long procession. Along
mf iout( the sidewalks were pack
ed with people. At the White
Houe there was a large crowd.
ia East Capitol .street the column
js halted and formed along the
b Jes ot the streets, while the car
i a, eoutaiuing the speakers
nfiedmen through to the stand
at the wt-.st side of Lincoln Park.
IV .stand was raised three or
fuai teet, and was festooned with
iair'c tlags. Long before the arriv
al at the procession a crowd, that
cithtatitl received fresh access
.o:i had gathered. The speakers
aiti)e were driven up the Maud,
(iMiiouuted aud made Iheir way
through the dense crowd, ot 10,000
people, to the steps leading ou to
tlii .stand.
The speeches were made from
the sale of the stand toward the
park aud was listened to with the
closest attentiou. Ou the stand,
ui'Mde the speakers and members
t the committees, were Gen. E.
W Whittaker, 4th Auditor John
K. Lynch, Ex-Tax Collector Cook,
lieh. t. G. Lainkms, liobt. John.
M)ii, G. V. .Moore, S. M. Brown,
Lr Wilder and others. The first
of rue proceedings were reudered
inaudible by the bauds that had
leiidnieii music tor the procession.
Mr. IV. Calvin Chase began the
fieiei.sfs by introducing Hon.B. K.
Unice. the recorder for the District.
While Kecorder Bruce asked Rev.
hf. liankin, president of Howard
iiieritj, to lead in prayer,
'reiiuous efforts in the shape of
aotnui.s and shouts were made to
"top the bunds but they could not
sp topped and President Eaukin's
pa.M'i could uot be heard by peo
ple niuie than a few feet from him.
Mr Bruce theu made a brief ad
dress, in which he said that no day
was hi significant of joy and hope
A the one they were celebrating.
TtiHl-oditli of July aud the 10th
t Api.l were each days commemo
ratn. oi a triumph of liberty. The
ne eiiuunemorative of a nations
dentin ailment and the other of a
l-rth ul a race.
Mr. Uruce then introduced Sec
retatv,L. L. Thornton, who read
h'ttei.s of regret of their inability
t la- present from Postmaster
Iihut.iI Wanamaker, Assistant
osttuaster General Clarkson, Sec
r Rusk, Senator Sherman,
JJr 1 rank Hattou, Supt, of Census
?rtn. Col. H.L. Swords, Capt.
). Meredith, Mr, H. W. Coffin,
JJr- 1'. 11. Warner, ajid Judge
Ke. Walter H. Brooks read a
fifdi-uui poem setting forth the re
coils a.spects of the emancipation
JU'lilosi-dby sayiug- '-I will not
nuisL the poem ou accouut of the
'AtfiHvss f tue bour
Lam E. m. Hewlett read'the
t.,i a1P act freeing siave8 jn the
JJ-m, and Mr. Bruce introduced
leui.ur of the day, Hon. John
; "Bton. Mr. Laugston be-
w hi.s address bv tell.ng how,
witei-i, years ago, he was present
"i'i tue statue (pointing through
"'trees to the Lincoln statue in
"'tenter of the park) commemo-
m", !tht' "grandest act of the
i m -President's life" was unveil-
1Jt said his race joined with
e hite people in celebrating the
ouloiJuiy aud ho wanted the
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whites to join in the celebration of
Emancipation Day. He told how
in the early days of the war a
Kentucky Senator had said the ne
groes would soon run out. "Does
this look it?" waving hia hand ov
er the crowd. "I thank God," he
said, "that every time the sun ris
es 500 new negro babies raise their
eyes to the free sunlight." Ap
plause. Washington, he said,
has been almost entirely African
ized. "It looks to-day as if there
were nothing but negroes in Wash
ington. Ever since we were given
our freedom we have been multi
plying. Aud now how beautiful
are our daughters, and how our
sons love them." The race, he
said, is not dying out, but growing
better looking and better behaved
every year. "This is our Capital.
When Lincoln gave us our free
dom he gave us this city and we
win never leave it.'7 In many cases
he said, the next fifty years would
show the black man to be better
than the white. The negro would
uot emigrate, he said. He would
stay here and continue to advance
he hoped, under Harrison aud
Morton and Sherman and Reed.
"We are Americaus and we love
our country," he said in closing
Col. James Hill, of Georgia,
who was a delegate to the Nation
al convention, spoke of the remark
able advancement of the race in its
quarter of a century of freedom.
"Slavery" he said, "could quote
the scriptures as an authority,7' but
it was none the less iniquitous.
Hon, A. M. Clapp was introduc
ed and offered congratulations on
the auspicious occasion, He said
he had watched the celebrations of
emancipation for more than twen
ty years, aud each successive year
marked a step forward in intelli
gence, respectibility and manly
Prof. J. M. Gregory said : "Nev
er before iu the history of the
world have a people deprived of so
many advantages made such rapid
progress. We should be grateful
to all the friends who have helped
us iu our struggles to gain aud
maintain our rights in this coun
try." Hou. H. C. C. Astwood, pictur
ed the contrast between the ocean
of blackness of the past and the
ocean of light of the race's future.
Mr. Bruce thanked the assem
blage for its good order, and Rev.
Mr. Johnson said that before he of
fered the benediction he wanted to
say something about Prof. Fowler's
ship, which was ou the platform,
resplendent in red cord and gilt.
He said the colored race should
build ships and engage in com
merce. Ships should be sent to
Africa. Col. Hill stopped the min
ister's speech and "John Brown's
body was song, J. L. Turner lead
ing the singing. Rev. Mr. John
son then offered the benediction
while tue crowd stood with uncov
ered heads.
At night the annual banquet
was held in the Cadets armory on
O st. A large crowd was present
aud the occasion passed off very
pleasantly. Bon. H. C. C. Astwood
presided aud Hon. James M.
Towtisend made the opening ad
dress. The Metropolitan orchestra
furnished music duriag the even
ing. Dr. Towusend was introduced by
the president of the day, Mr.
Chase. His speech was pointed
and was well received. The ban
quet was under the auspices of a
special committee, W. H. Jackson,
chairman ; Geo. Washington, B. C.
Whiting and C. H. Watson and
others. The refreshments and
other delicious edibles were served
by the following young ladies:
Misses Pauline Bruce, Ednor Ford,
Sadie E. Anderson, Edwardine
Bruce, Mary E. Bruce, Ella Green
field aud J. E. Anderson. The
ladies were tastefully dressed each
having a pretty bunch of flowers
in their bosom.
The New South, published at
Beaufort, b. C, has the following
to pay about the marriage of Gen.
Robert Small p: The wedding of
Miss Annie E. Wigg to General
Robert Smalls wa3 a novel aftair,
well attended, aud nicely conduct
ed. Long before the arrival of
the Bridal party the 1st African
BaptiBt Church was packed with
an eager and anxious audience
waitiug to witness the proverbial
giving and receiving in wedlock.
Their curiosity was gratified
when at the magical touch and
time of the organ came I Randal
Reed leading gently Miss Hattie
Inglias ot Savannah to form the
accustomed circle at the altar.
bhe was dressed in Blue Albatross
square cut trail, front trimmed
with blue ribbon.
Mr. S. W. Bennett of Charles
ton followed with Miss M. E.
Myers on his arm ; she was dress
ed in Lilac Albatross, with pink
silk front court train.
Mr. John Wigg the uncle of
bride accompanied her and was
timely released by the groom
who stole a march upon him from
the side door. She was dressed
in white surah with lace net front
square cut train, Tulle veil and
diamond ornaments.
The groom and groomsmen all
wore handsome and comfortable
Prince Albert suits. While ail
eyes were fixed and focusaed on
the costly array of Nuptial Circle.
Rev. A. Waddell performed the
impressive ceremony. Neither
the bride nor groom showed any
unusual sign of temerity though
they seemed somewhat nervous.
From the longing and entangle
gaze of the well behaved audieuce,
the Bridal Party wend their way
to the spacious aud elegant resi
dence of the groom the " White
House" of Beaufort where a most
pleasant time was spent in con
versing and dancing. Iu the
upper piazzi a large table was
laid laden with rich aud rare
dainties of life that captivated
the appetite of the guests.
The fourth aunual reception ot
the society of the Sons of N". G.
took place at Tammay Hall on
the 10th, as waB predicted in a
former letter, it was a grand affair
over a thousand persons being
present. The grand march of the
society led by Pres. Richard H.
Smitb, Geo. Myers, Geo. Thomp
son and Charles Beese was on ex
hibition of miltary skill that any
military company would be proud
of. 175 members took part iu
it and the Oscar Payne and
Thomas Hoffman who acted as
guides are entitle to special men
tion for the success of the display.
Among the noted men in line
were, Dr. P. W. Ray, Charles
Reason, Thomas L. Jackson,
Benjamin Myers, Adam Belkiser,
Charles M. Berrian, J. Regram
Williams, Newell O. Newman,
E. S. F'ow, W E. Gross, V: O.
Murray, T. B. Francis, and H. H.
Johnson. The hall waB tilled
with elegantly dressed ladies.
Mies Lulu Joy, of Washington
was among the strangers present
also Miss Emma Elias of Newport
who was thought by mauy to be
the belle of the reception. Many
others were present whose names
were impossible to obtain. Craig's
Orchestra furnished the music
which was grand. Altogather
it waB an affair long to be remem
ed. G. W. Lattimore is not to be
balked in nis efforts to have his
party put on record in the matter
had hia bill offered in the Legis
lature last week and the local
league at Albany N. Y-, passed
resolutions eudoasing it and urg
ing the resolutions to pass.
J. H. Days was in the city last
The police prevented the game
of the Cuban Gians at Wehawken
last Sunday.
The Afrp-American League of
New YorkTcity elect delegates
to the State Convention on the
17th it will be held at Rochester
on May 22nd.
The "Hanuibal Legion" a new
organization of republicans refus
ed to pass a resolution at their
last meeting endowing Harrison's
administration. Geo. A. Waning
ton has been appointed a Census
Iu cases where Quiuine utterly
fails to have any effect, aud where
the patient cannot take it by reason
of its unpleasant iufluence, a cure
is promptly obtained by Shallenber
gers'Antidote. It cures immediately.
In no case will there be more than
one chill after the first dose, and in
the majority of cases not even
that. Sold by Druggists.
A gigantic corps of universal
specialty stars engagement of
Leavitts Big Specialty Company
presenting a programme of uni
versal merit. There is also an
nounced Scientific Sparing Bouts,
at .each performance a grand
FemaleMin8tral Scene concluding
each evening with the laughable
Comedy entitled "On the Sly"
Mattinee8 Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, and Saturday. At which
time the entire programme will
be presented. Gran 1 Amatuer
night every Friday.
Mr. O. II. Watson, one the
most accommodating young men
in tne eastern section ot the city
and who is perhaps one of the most
successful school and church
workers in the city, has been pre
sented with two very handsome
gold medals. One medal was
presented bv the officers and
members of Miles Chapel and the
other was awarded to him by the
Debora Guards of Ebenezer M.
E. Cherch.
The presentation speech lo the
first medal was delivered by Mr.
John Brooks of East Washington
Mr. Watson in his usuil pleasing
manuer made an appropriate
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Saving's Company held a public
meeting at Asbery M. E, Church
last Monday evening. The pres
ident Mr. Hutchiugs presided.
Short addresses were made by
Messrs. Perie, Jackson, Hilver,
Johnson, Baker, aud Rev, Geo.
W. Lee, of the 4th Baptist church.
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