OCR Interpretation

The Indianapolis leader. (Indianapolis, Ind.) 1879-1890, January 01, 1881, Image 2

Image and text provided by Indiana State Library

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84027490/1881-01-01/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

in Richmond, Virginia. If President
Hayes had only driven him from the
Army in disgrace, wo could sleep
much hotter o
Corner Illinois and Harkel Stm.
J. D. BAOBT, Business Manager.
Catrl aa arcond-elaaa matter
t Indianapolis, lad.
at th Potomc
Sing! Copy. I Jr
6 months-.,
3 months.-.
1 month.
Clot of ilx 1 year, each copy...,
" Uo, 1 year, each copy ......
- 1.00
- .60
... .20
This timo another year will
Republican party, through it President-elect
have accorded the Negro
wing of the party u part f what is
duo it by placing Son.itor Bruce in
tho Cabinet? The Negro nice does
not want any other man; it wants
J5ruco. He is the bit qualified
because of his past experieuco as a
public man and because he stands
to-day free from any Main upon his
character. Ju-ticc ought to be dono
tho Negro if he is expected to romo
up to the rack everv time called
tirely aside from all question of color dis
tinctions. There seems, however, to be no uniform
ity in the matter of recognition, and there
has been at least a partial affiliation between
the separat o organizations, com posed of men
nf different colors, in the States of Massa
chusetts, California, Ohio and New Jersey; KUest8 at tne Christmas festival last Tuesday.
the audience he succeeded in drawing wai
a creditable one.
The Sunday-school of the first Congrega
tional (Unitarian) Church had the children
of the Colored Orphan LVsvlum aR their
I II Iii Irtl rJ li Geo.
be found on file at
P. Rowell A Co.'
'M-nrananr A d wert iitin iT Bureau (lOSDroce St ) where
advartisino' contract mil ba made for it in 2iEW
Katxtcrlbe for the Leader.
.Let every colored man who favors the
elevation of his race subscribe for the Lead
er; and let every white man who believes
that slavery was a crme against humanity
and that it is the duty of the ruling race to
aid the Negro in his struggle for moral, social
and intellectual elevation do likewise.
iTL . V 1 T':Tx., f Of T nnia
took a severe spell of jim-jams on
learning that an attachee of the
Leader had become a Deputy Sher
iff. So "skecred" was it that it im
mediately called upon the people of
St. Louis to give it a "benefit" in
order, we suppose, that it may be
ready to recedo toward the "settin"
sun on the appearauce ot our Depu
ty. A benefiit is it you waut? Well,
come this way, Brother Tribune.
How our Deputy does ache to give
you a "benefit". Whoopee! Chaw
mo up! Oh blessed, blessed is the
"benefit" giver.
and the recent action taken by the Illinois
Grand Lodge is also understood to lead in
he fame direction. In New lork there ts
a total debarrer against colored American
Masons contained in the rule of the Grand
L dge, and in its application to the Bubor.
dinate blue lodges, which prohibits the lat
ter from allowing any colored man initiated
in America from affiliation, not, as it is
claimed, because he is not white, but be
cause the organization of which he is a
member has never been recognized as Ma
sonic. Placed on thin ground the issue aris
ing will not differ greatly from that already
arising from differences between the Amer
ican, Swiss and French jurisdictions.
A representative colored Ma3on said to a
Graphic reporter: 'A11 Masons aro under
obligations to recognize us, ixit they do not.
The reason that they assign is that our orig
inal charter came from the English grand
lodge, which exceeded its jurisdiction in
granting it. The real reason is a color pre
judice and nothing else. Our charter comes
from the highest possible source. A hun
dred years ago black men were refused ini
tiation to blue lodges in America, admitted
ly on the ground of color. In 1787 Prioce
Hall and six other colored men went to
England expressly to secure the .Masonic
privileges which were refused them here,
and were regularly initiated there with the
express understanding that they were to
return here and establish Masonry among
the colored men. We regard their charter
as outranking that of any white lodge in
. . f .iPoKin,, America, inese men nrs. esiaDiisnea oiua
colored man is not put in tho Cabin lodgM in and aflerward iQ . rrovi.
dence. 1 hey established grand lodges in
New York and Pennsylvania, and out of
upon. We sec tho leading Kcpubli
cans and leading Repuhliean .organs
of tho North speculating upon the
comploxion of the next Cabinet.
They conjecture that tho German,
the Irishman, the Frenchman and
ntbor classes of our citizens will be
represented, but we have not heard
a single one bint that the Negro will
be represented. We know this much,
if Senator lruce or some other
there will be a great mativ disap
pointed colored voters. It will do
the party no harm to consider the
claims of these million voters!
Athens (Ca.) Blade.
Tho Hon. John R. Lynch writes
tho New Orleans Observer: "Many
thanks for the attention you have
given the Shoestring District. My
majority, according to the sworn
returns of the precinct inspectors,
is C61. Had the election been fair
and the count honest in every County
in the District my majority would
not have been less than 10,000.
Chalmer's claim to the seat is based
solely upon tho outrageous action of
County Commissioners in throwing
out votes that they themselves admit
to have been fairly and honestly
polled. Am determined to push tho
I am glad to sec that you speak
in terms of commendation of our
friend Senator Bruce. He is a true
and worthy man. He is an honor
to his race and party."
Thofollowingarticle is clipped from
the Chicago Times, and is one of the
most just and sensiblo statements of
the Southern and Negro questions
it has been our pleasure to read.
Coming from this source it is sig
nificant to say tho least:
"It is easier," tavs tho mayor of Charles
ton, S. C, 'to count out the niggers than to
kill them." Tii? discovery doubtless ex
plains the dearth of outrages of late vears.
The nigger" is permitted to live bocauehe
can bo rendered innocuous by the appli
cation of addition, subtraction, and defiance
to the results of elec tions-
But Mayor Courtney and Senator Butler
are singularly short sighted. Tütj evil of
nigger domination'' hm so Vroi ght upon
their brains that they are .only for to-day,
and leave to-morrow unthought of. But to
morrow will come.
The docility of the negro is shown bv the
absence of any sorvile insurrection resulting
from the war, and by the almost universal
reiusal of negroes to defend themselves
against ritle elub, Whito league?, and other
southern political institution-. But thU do
cility is the result chiefiy of slavery. In
1884 there will be a larjce body of adult
negroes who were born free, or who have
never known the lj$h or the fetter, whatever
acquaintance they may have had with shot
guns. The Mayer and the Senator expect
tne negroes to submit for all time to the as
cendancy of the whites, secured not by intel
lectual superiority, but by simple violence
and perjured election returns. They de
ceive themselves.
The white, says Swator Butler, will never
submit to th) rule of tlio blacks. lie then
relates an incident of the late campaign, the
significance of which is lost on him, but
which sbowa that the day is coming when
the blacks will not submit to tho rule of
the whites. 1,500 Negroes, armed with club.
marched to EJeüeld Court llouso with th
that originally grew the attempt on their
part to amuate and to secure recognition
from the white grand lodges. The objec
tion then openly made was that ot color, as
well as of irregularity.''
'When our representatives recently went
to the Prince of Wales, the present head of
the order, he expressed himself as anxious
to ee them recognized, and willing to lend
his influence, but said he was powerless to
interfere officially since he could not recog
nize two grand lodges in the same State, or
recognize another where one already had
acknowledged jurisdiction. Our initiation
is identical with that of all bine lodges, and
The benevolence of the nivinbers of this
Sabbath echo A could not have ben better
shown than by the fact thnt each child had
brought its contribution of toys and sweet
meats to help give these littl strangers a
merry Christmas.
On the arrival of the asylum children
from Avondale, the exerciios in the upper
room of the church bgan, with organ music
bv Miss Newman and an addiesiot' welcome
by tho pter, Rev. C. W. Wendto. The
latter gavo an account of two interesting
Christmas celebrations he had attended: one
was in San Francisco where, to give the l
little California-born bya and girl an idea
of what a snowstorm was like, a mimic
shower of white paper shippings was let
down upon them through tho ventilators of
Piatt's Music Ball, to the great surpriso and
glee of the children. Tbe second was in
Chicago after the grent fire where the kind
ness of certain Boston friends had supplied
him with toys, books, etc., in such large
a uantitios that over 10,000 burnt out chil
ren enjoyed a Merry Christmas that dreary
Peter H Clark responded on behalf of the
asylum, and told capitally the sU ry of the
Christ bearing St. Christopher Mid his
A poerri of welcome by Mis. EL-och Tay
lor, wui read, and carols were sung by the
children, alter whiuh the whole company
repaired to the vrstrv. where a splendid
Chri tma tree had been decorated by tbe
vji vi ii tau i Ava vi 'it i vv- nun tuo vivi j .
and wus all ablaze with licht, and loaded
W 9
with goodies.
After various exerci-.es. the work of dia-
tribution began, each Asylum child received
an outfit of clothes, and an armful of toys
and dainties, until their faces shown with
deliirht. Refreshments were provided for
all, a load of good thii gs sent to the Asylum
and the managers handed a special collec
tion of $30 beside. So -nded a pleasant oo
casion. which save much innocent joy to
forsaken and homeless little waifs?, and
taught the more fortunate children present
that great lesson of tho Mast r, "It lino
blessed to give than to receive."
The leader has opened a Detroit column
and we imagine we discern Benny Pelham
under the name of "Burvirage." Benny
and we have served quite a time in amateur
Stupendous Difficulty of Selecting a Be
cotulug One.
JNewOrletn ricaynne.l
Does any man realize the trials we women
have to endure under the necessity fashion
imposes upon us in selecting a suitable head
covering? lie is very quick to say: llowhor
ridyou look! How in Heaven's name did you
come to buy such a looking thing as that
you've got on your head?" And be thinks
all we have to do is to exchange ourunlucky
purchase for something more suited to his
taste. lis nover dreann how tiresome a
thing it is to find thr.t something.
Wo go down town with a nics little sum
of money in our purse, and tak our beet
friend along to abide by her decision in a
choice. We go to one millinery establish
ment ak to see 'tho latest" remove the re
move the remains of last year's ßtyle from
our head, with a tenderness we never felt
for it until the present moment take a seat
and are experimented upon for the next
half hour. Our friend plays a conspicuous
nart in the operation. She has eyes "to the
I A .
one occasion, when an accident disr.Med
Captain Walker, she safely navigated his
veei through a Gulf storm.
There came a time when Mrs. Walker
tired of life on shipboard, and so while her
husband sailed h shone in society at New
York, .Philadelphia, and Washington. She
gained the reputation of being a brilliant,
I attractive woman of the world, one was
handsome, with dark hair, bright brown
eyes, a perfect form, and all the case, tact,
and thorough style of one whose whole life
hd hppn rinsed in societv. She used, in
after years, to tell with apparent pride of
her triumph in Washington. "More than
one Senator," she said, ''has prayed me to
notice hia cause. Martin Van Buren, timo
and time again, tingled me out in crowded
drawing-rooms, imploring me to hear him.
I knew Clav and Webster, and Benton and
Calhoun, and Randolph, and all the great
men of the day. I knew them very welL"
And then, to corroborate her stories, the old
lady, for she would tell these things in her
later years, would produce a package oi lei
Dealer in all kinds of
Groceries and Wy hkr
FJLOIJK Aistn fei;i.
494 West North Street.
we are just as true Masons, whether recog :ournalism together, and we are glad to wel-
President Hayes has wisely decided intention of capturing the polls, and pe-pe-
. .s -j-x u:i K trating some of the electoral iniquity that
to give t-auei i muanci I t e whites had taught them.
dpriainn hv that bir-hearted. Ideal Neeroes. an
.j. . i r r A body of 1,000 Nejr
American soiaier, euer, v. v. c1ubl;m.irchin, by fou
Howard, who has iust been appoint- points to a Court House for th
t.:e whites had taught them. Ihe Court
Court Martial. It is understood that House was garrisoned with white men armed
. , . -a j. At.' I WHO riues. oenaior iuiier &ucceeu'u in
the President was influenced to this imnrein thu fact on the minds of the
r o . . . .
d they d?inersed.
roes armed
from remote
e purpose of
capturing the polls, makes a long step in
the direction of self assertion on the part of
the Negro. It won't stop there. If in 1884
500 Negroes march on idgeneld Court
ouse, armed with rifles inteal of club?,
will Senator Butler be able to disperse them
with words? Probably not.
The negroes, says Senator Butler, came
from all parti of the county. Some of
them should have voted, if at all, in pre
cincts thirty miles from the Court House.
Why did they not go to their own polling
places to vote? Because they had learned
that it was of no use to do so. The Edge
fieid County negroes learned in 187G that
it was of no use lor them to try to vote
singly. In 1880 they went to tho polls in
a solid column 1.500 ttrong, but armed only
with clubs. In 1SS4 they will be more than
1,500 strong, and they will carry guns. Tho
Senator proposed to the club-armed Africans
that five men should be admitted to the
Court House at a time, two white and three
black men. He had just told them that the
Court House was filled with white men
armed with rifles. The negroes declined to
go in there three at a time.
Alabama has a white majority of G0,000,
and the suppression of the nf gro vote is an
utterly excuseless act of provocation to the
negroes of all the Southern States. South
Carolina has a negro majority ot 15,000, and
the continued eupprension of the negro vote
is impossible. The negroes are now
freedmen. In a few years the "d" will
drop out, and they will no longer be puppets
in the hands of the whites.
nized ot not.1
"But there are accepted colored Masons?"
"Yes, a few. There are several queer
anomalias. A colored man initiated in a
white lodge will be admitted to any white
lodge, but not if he has been initiated among
men of his own race. If I visit Germany or
France or Switzerland I am recognized as a
Mason, and if I return here I am refused
admission. II ad I been initiated in a Con
tinental blue lodge, I could bo admitted to
white blue lodges here, but having been
initiated in a colored lodge here, I can only
be admitted to white lodges on the other
side of the water. What but the most un
reasoning prejudice could bring about such
a state of affairs as that? We are formally
excluded in New York by a rule in the
Constitution of the State grand lodge, which
the blue lodges would not dare violate,
however much they might want to receive
a colored Mason. They may initiate a col
ored man if they like, but not admit "a
Mason" made by colored mea. Thosa are
the instructions in the blue lodges of most
of the States, although there are some ex
ception?, and the recent action of the Illinois
Grand Lodge seems to show a tendency
o wards a fairer consideration on the subject.''
"Ilow is the matter likely to be settled?"
" Well, it may take years, but it will ulti
mately result in a general affiliation, I think,
although the process will be a slow one
The matter rests, first, with the grand lodges
of the several States. We, as well as the
white men, have grand lodges in every
State, and in almost every Territory. This,
of courso, lead to conflict over the co-ordinate
jurisdiction, and they deny us the right
to a separate Masonic existence, and to to
. A ft A.
any Jiasonic existence at an. As last as
they acknowledge us to be Masons we shall
probably accept their jurisdiction, and then,
with single grand lodges all conflict will
cease. Something of this sort I confidently
hope for."
Cincinnati people
if they wish to
ed to the command at West Point.
Thus General Howard signalizes the
very announcement of his appoint- J
. 1 . f 1 1 A I
merit by an aci oi Kinuaesa to an
unfortunate colored boy whose life
has been blighted by the beastly pre
judice fostered at West Point by the
brute Schofield, and his class.
Guilty or not guilty, Whittaker had
about as much chance for justice be
fore that "West Point Court as a cap
tured merchant, before a squad of
Algerine pirates.
Schofield believed that the Negro
boy was an intruder at West Point,
and he naturally sympathized with
the pauper snobs, who determined
to make him feel it. His course in
this West Point affair should hand
the name of Schofield down to infa
my. The President's action in the
premisses will shine with increasing
brightness as the years go by.
come him to the Leader
should read Detroit
be well posted.
Mr?. C. II. Slater, of 65 Hopkins street,
will not receive on New Year's Day, on ac
count of the death of her uncle Jesse Beck
ley. Mrs. Prentiss and daughters, also Miss
Amelia Taylor, of Lexington, ivy., will re
ceive at 257 John street.
Misses Mary Dodson and Hester Onsley
will receive at their residence, on Chapel
street, Walnut Hill.
We regret to chronicle the death of Jesse
Beckley, Esq , formerly a citizen of this
city, but lately of Kenosha, Wis. Mr.
Beckley wa3 one who introduced tar
roofing into Cincinnati. Leaving Cincin
nati he went to Wisconsin, and was very
sucTOssful, beins at his death the President
of the Kenosha Gas Works.
Ala3l alas I 'tis said "Wraign will not be
down '
Look out for the Leader bills which are
beiag circulated around the city
The Leader can be found for sale at Ho-
gan's barber-shop, on Fifth street.
Quite a furore occurred in colored
and white teacher circles at the passage ot a
law bv the school board, forbidding the em
ployment of married ladies as teachers ih the
schools. A more unjust law could hardly
have been enacted and we anticipate an
earnest and stubborn resistance to its carry
ing out. The Commercial and Volksblatt
have expressed editorially their dislike to
the law, and with such journals on their side
the married women Eecd not feel that all is
lost. By the way, however, should this law
be enforced, marriages among the colored
folks here will be very, very rare.
The ' German" and ' Occidental" clubs
will be out on New Years Day in squads.
Look out for the double hack callers.
Next week a full account of the Leap
Year Ball will appear in these columns.
How about the Unity club? Did you get
an invite?
ters. some of them sicned by men
fortv vears afro. She cros-ed the Atlantic
ront of us," etc., but at each article placed 6eVen times before she was forty, and appar
ently made conquests wherever she went.
But she was very far from happy with her
husband. Tho'r" married life when be was
ashore was anything but peaceful.
In 1854 ('piain Walker died, and ehe
was again a widow. She was thought to be
wealthy. Sh had speculated in Avail
street, and so sbrvdly that she had doubled
her fortune, she said. When, three years
later, Abijah Smith, of this city, a local
celebrity, whose home was at "Golden Hill,"
offered himself in marriage to Mrs. Walker,
she accepted him. She thought that he wS
wealthy. He thought that 6he was rich.
Both were lovers of money, and both were
disappointed, it is said, for, with character
istic shrewdness, she had tied up her little
j . .
fortune so that Abijah could not touch it;
and he had little to tie up. They lived very
unhappily together until a few years ago,
when an explosion in his saw mill nearly
killed her husband and made him a cripple
for life. She was not the one to kindly bear
with a sick man's whims, and the house was
broken up. A year ago Mr. Smith died.
His wife still made her home here, with Mr;
Josephine Peters. She lived in the past,
and nothing pleased her better than recount
ing the triumphs of long ago; how a lead
ing French artbt begged her to give him a
sitting; how her arm had been cast in
plaster as a modd of perfection; how her
beauty bad been the theme of poets and the
envy "of other women all thif, with the
garrulity of age, she would relate to any
eood-naturo I listener. There was little re
maining to de:ito the charms of youth save
the eves, which to the last were bright and
Hatter and Furrier
noted No. 76 East Washington Street.
upon our o-ows, eDaKes ner neaa most uis
encuantingly. Tired and disappointed we
find nothing fits, whereupon wo aie told by
tho polite French woman waiting on us:
"But madame head s ?o pmaii we ave 10
make something for her. If she selec' de
stylo, why, we can opy egxzatle to suit
her." Hut "madame' nnds no style oe-
. i'a L ; . 1
coming, iter iriena wnispers vo ner
of a place where she is sure
she will find something to please her, and
with polite thanks to the disappointed little
French woman we leave tbe hop in quest
of new fields. We are sorry at not having
found something at the first store. At the
second we begin to weaken on a certain
shape which, if made smaller, we think
would do. We appeal to our friend. She
says: "Oh, neVerl In the first place it is
an ugly color, most unbecoming; in the
next it is not worth the price." In other
words she U sure we would not be pleased
with it. With a poor excuse for an amiable
smile, we decide to take her advice and not
take the new 6haDe. We reach the next
place. Tbe doer is opened tor U3. We are
rushed at by a smiiiug young woman, wno
mechanically aks: "Can I show you any
thing? ' We state our errand. Once more
we are seated. Once more we are shown
numerous styles until we become so be
wildered we don't know which to choose.
Once more we cock our head in all positions
and view that important portion ot our
selves in every light. Nothing satisfies.
We leave discouraged, and go into the es
tablishment next door. By this time the
invisible net over our front hair is a perfect
PralT in 11 kirnt or
380 N. BLAKE St., cor. North and Ulake.
458 East North Street.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
Rear 28 Indiana Av.
Wuebler's Hall on Freeman St. was
Hack' Ititrranffu.
The petitions for the re-employment of
Mr. Wm. Alexander, who has been ousted
from his position at the Court House, by tho
County Commissioners, have been very gen
erally signed by all the colored citizens, and terest they created and the
Kir o lovfTA Tin tf A 17. I elaborate preparations made
I well remember about fifteen years ago
that no colored person, however aged, infirm
or helpless, from the baby at the breast to
the old centenarian, could ride in a' street
car in the city of Philadelphia, and when
the railroad companies in the interests of
their dividends, took a vote from their
passengers in every car to see if their wa3
not some Christian sentiment on that subject,
the aforesaid Christians condemned the
Negroes to walk, no matter what the weather,
and" kept them out of the public conveyance.
The people at large have had to give way
on this subject, through the operation of
moral and physical forces and laws; and
the Military Academy at West Point can
Km no excention to tne necessities oi iu
Affiliation of White an 1 Colored Masons
in Europe, but Kct Here.
The following article relative to
the existing relations between white
publicans. The fact, that the names of the
lion. Ben Butter worth and Mayor Jacob
appear on these petitions, shows plainly that
Mr. Alexander's services to the Republican
party are recognized and appreciated. As
we said last week, this ousting of a colored
man by the Commissioners waa a great
blunder, especially so, because the colored
people are looking to see colored men em
ployed in the various departments of the
County. What the colored people want is
employment, and not the taking away of
what positions they now have.
We regret exceedingly to state that this
concert failed to draw the audience it ?o well
deserved. Altbo' the management secured
the magnificent Melodeon Hall and exerted
themselves to the utmost in securing the
best talent of the city, and issued elegant
nrotrrammes yet when 8 o'clock came on
Christmas Eve, only a very few were gath
ered to look on and listen. Nevertheless
the programme was carried out and proved
very enjoyable to those present. ''The
iovous scene last Wednesday night of
errand party, given by a club composed of
the leading young gentlemen of colored
societv. The eleerance of the invitations
issued by the Occidental Social Club, the in
extensive and
by the young
society ladies, gave promise of an exceed
ingly joyous time, and these anticipations
were more than f ulfilled last night. By nine
o'clock this cozy hall was comfortably
thronged bv elegantly attired ladies and
gents in dress suits, who merrily tripped
'the light fantastic"to the entrancing strains
of Prot. Hamilton s orchestra. Ihe supper
was all that could bo desired and was served
by the well known caterer, Mr. Smidt.
Among those present were Mrs. Harris,
Miss Ida Liverpool, Miss Stella Harris,
Miss Mattie Masterson, Miss Jessie Swett
Miss Sarah Newman, Mr. Joseph Kinney,
Mr. Charles Schooley, Mr. George Bowles
Mr. Wendell Liverpool, Mrs. Kay, Mr. J.
Hawkins, Mr. Percy Tripiett, Mr. John
Parham, Mr. John Stewart, Mr. Peter Jack
son, Mr. John Heeder, Mr. John Baltimore,
Mr. Allen Tavlor, Mr. Wm. Bond, Mr
Geo. Bartlett, Miss Emma Stith, Mrs. Gray
Mihs Laura Hamilton.
The several ladies were attired as fol
Miss Ida Liverpool, basque, cream satin
white tartar trimmed in cream 6atin. Bkirt
with white and cardinal bows and pear
jewelry. Miss Mamie Ray, white organdis
and satin. Miss Sarah Newman, delicate
pink lace buntincr trimmed elaborately in
Wolfe is on the Hill," a very beautiful quar- sky blue satin, flowers to match and eanda
tette. was rendered by Messrs. Lewis, John
son, Tripiett and Ross; a base solo, entitled
the "Maniac," by Thornton Smalls; Mr.
Edward Aam uincu selection irom
which wo copy irom the New York
Graphic, will be found interesting to
all persons connected with the Ma-
being, which are to provide us with military 8oniC orucr:
knowledge ana bkui: ana two munon
and colored Masons in tins country. Henry VIIl ., 'in excellent voice and style:
Mr. Thomas inpieu sung a very beautiful
black men. who are good so'.aiers for any
climate, are so impcrtant to us as a military
- element that West Point must drop its
.lotions of caste or disband.
Gath, the famous correspondent of
the Cincinnati Enquirer makes the
above truthful observation with
reference to "West Point and color
prejudice in general. His little
memorandum about Philadelphia
does no credit to her so-called
"brotherly love" people. But the
times have changed. This sort of
Pniladelpha was exceedingly numer
ous throughout the whole country a
few years ago. It is a singular fact
that this fellow they call General
Schofield was only a lew years ago
engaged in the business ef excluding
colored people from the street-cars
The assertion that ''a Mason is a Mason
overall the world" does not seem to be true.
A colored man may be "a man for a' that and
a that,'' but the color of a man's skin seems
to have much to do with his membership in
the Masonic fraternity, if statements made
by colored men are to be received as evi
dence. There is now practically no affilia
tion whatever between the black and white
Masons in America. With few exceptions
the black man's skin forbids him admission
to the white man's Masonic lodge. The
alleged cause for this difference is technical.
The difference is real and likely to remain
so for a great while to come. In a general
way, the colored men, to state the difference
lair;y, ttttribute the debarrer t prejudice,
while the white men eay that their colored
friends have no authorized existence as Ma
sons, and that this is the only reason why
they are not allowed to affiliate with, or be
admitted to, the white lodges. Thev say
further that thero are genuine colored Ma
sons, members of white lodges and received
in home lodges and elsewhere on termi of
equality, but that they do not belong to the
jurisdiction of the colored grand lodges,
whose legal txisteuce here is denied, en-
ballad, called "3iusi we tnon meet as
strangers;" Mist Annie Johnson, an excel
lent young declaimer, delivered very credit
ably, "Tell me, ye winged winds;" "Moon
light on the Lake" was to have been eung
by the Harper sisters and brothers, but un
happily these sweet singers were absent.
Private Theatricals," a musical sketch ar.'
ranged especially for this concert, by Louis
K. Gilbert, Eq of the Gibson House, was
the pleasantest part of the programme. E.
C. Harper, as Prof. Mapleson, played the
accompaniment to tbe diüerent songs in an
able manner; Lonie Gilbert, as Japer, and
George Taylor, as Henry, conducted them
selves in such comical and tunny ways that
they brought out much mirth; Georgo Bar
nett. as Prof. Castle, and Wm. parent, as
Sig. Brignoli, sang admirably and were
applauded to the encore. Tom Shipp and
C. F. Smalls assisted greatly in the choruses.
The vocal solos by Miss Hattie Homles
were very sweetly sung. Misn Susie
Johnson declaimed "Rock of Ages" in a
most pleasing and dramatic style. Messrs.
Hawkins and Ross delivered declamations
with credit. After the rendering of the
programme, the participants went to Mrs.
Amand Berkley's, on Fourth and Broad
way and were treated to an elegant supper.
Mr. Tom Johnson) was rather unfortunate
with this concert, but the odds were against
him this time, s nd eonsldering all things,
shoes. Miss Stella Harris, cream-colored
bunting trimmed in blue silk and point lace
with tassels. Miss Jessie Swett, velvet skirt,
pink brocaded silk overskirt, trimmed in
point lace Miss Annie Todd, cream-col-ored
bun tine, trimmed in maroon silk a la
princess. Miss Ndttie Gill, cardinal eilk
skirt, delicate blue brocaded silk overskirt,
Miss Early, simon-colored cashmere,
trimmed in pale pink leghorn lace. Miss
Ida Gray, cream colored zephyr cloth,
trimmed in light-blue f ilk. Miss Alvia
Troy, navy blue cashmere, trimmed in red
satin. Miss Amelia Slater cream-colored
bunting, trimmed in blue silk. Miss Slater,
cream-colored bunting, trimmed in red silk.
Miss Lulu Ray, white satin and silk illusion.
Miss Loren a Marshall, pale-blue poplin and
drab polinaise. Miss Cyrilla Jackson, red
silk and lace overskirt. Mips Fannie Gil
bert, black velvet skirt and cream-colored
brocaded bunting, overskirt and cardinal
bows. Miss Harris, black cashmere, trimmed
in blue and old gold.
The dancing continued until wee small
hours of morn, and all departed feeling as
if they had a joyous and happy time, in
deed. Into one of our largest dry goodj stores
entered a gentleman the other day, and with
the air of one who had been used to this
sort of thing all his life, you know, he said
to the astonished saleswoman: "Give me
a yard of maroon-colored flannel to match a
baby, please." Correcting himself hastily,
he began again: "I beg pardon; I mean a
yard of flannel to match a maroon-colored
baby. Here," producing bit of flannel
from hi TMt-pocket, "I want a yard of that."
wreck, and the hair itself, which was prettily fl gtout Rd with
m I rT on tPA at o cr nut naanl . . .-.i
arranged w len we started out. na9 a
tendency to stand on end. There is a pros-
ect of nothmg being becoming, irom our
ooka. We aro aggravatinglv asked:
"What style we prefer to see?" We reck
lessly answer: No particular shape any
thing pretty." Again we remove our old
bonnet with an actual reluctance to part
with it. Again we go 'through the old
story. Our friend, who looks slightly
fatigued, suddenly finds everything we try
on becoming. We get up a smue.
We aro once more told our head is
unusually small, and that it is necessary to
have a style copied. We find one we think
does nicely. We leave our orders and turn
our steps homeward, tired, dusty, disen
chanted with everything in general and
bonnets in particular. We are consoled
about our small head, however, by the
aere crew morose and very penurious. She
would on occasions dress with elegance,
and. taking from the Kingston Bank her
jewels, would appear in splendor. Her
diamonds were fine, and she had a remark
ably curious bracelet set with precious stones
that were evidently of great value. A year,
ago she became ill, and gradually failed.
Two weeks previous to her death she fell
and cut her head badly. On Saturday,
September 18, it was evident even to her
that she must die. She sent for Rev. C. W.
Camp, Rector of St. James' Episcopal
Church, and received the sacraments of the
Lord's Supper. At sunset she died.
Tho Best and Cheapest place in this City to
buy Miliinery Good of every
description, at
A Uoori ax a Ghoüt Story.
In the Friend of India, published at Cal-
thought that it is a great beauty, though in- cutta, there appears a narrative which will
convenient. We bid our friend good-by, gratify tho lover of the mysterious. Here
and tell her we are sure we could have dono it is: 'Tho following remarkable state
nothing without her. We speak of our sue- ment has been forwarded to us for publica
cess to the head of the house at dinner. He tion: On Sunday, at Mr. Hume's hbuse, at
immediately asks how much we paid for our Simla, there were present at dinner Mr. and
purchase. We take a long breath and Mrs. Hume, Mr. and 3Irs. Sinnett, Mrs.
boldly state the co?t. There is a fuss about Gordon, Mr. F. Hegg, Captain P . J. Mait
it. We 6ay demurely wo went all over town land, Mr. Beatson, Mr . Davison, Colonel
(for we feel tired enough to believe it our- Olcott and Mme. Blavatsky. Most of the
selves), and it is the cheapest thing wc saw, persorft having recently seen many remark
which is the truth. For answer our lord able occurences in Mme. Blavatsky's pres
scornfully says: 'Oh, pahl'' Wo assure ence, conversation turned on occult phenom
him when he sees the article under discus- ena, and in the course of this Mme. Blav
sion he will feel perfectly satisfied. Just atsky asked Mrs. Hume if there was any
then the bell rings. We say, with a little thing she particularly wished for. Mrs.
air of triumph, now you will be able to Hume at first hesitated, but in a short time
judge for yourself. In comes tho hand-box. said that there was something she would
We rush up stairs to a mirror, don the new particularly like to have brought her,
fashion, arrange it most becomingly, assume namely a small article of jewelry that she
our sweetest expression, and descend for had formerly possesesd, but had given away
criticism. Our better half eyes us in silence, to a person, who had allowed it to pass out
We slowly whirl around for his benefit. His of their possession. Mme. Blavatsky then
lack of enthusiasm alarms us. We falter said that if she would fix the image of the
out Well?' Ho leans back in his chair, article in question very definitely in her
takes ua in once more, and turns round to go I mind, she Mme. Blavatsky, would endeavor
on with his dinner with the remark: "I'll I to procure it. Mrs. Hume then said that
give you just $20 to burn that thing up. To
tell you the truth, you look fifty years
older in it than you are." We are literally
crestfallen I We silently return the hat we
will never wear in comfort now to its rebt-ing-place,
consoling ourselves with the
thought that it is prettier than anything we
have seen, and peihaps our liege lord will
learn to like it.
The Romantic and Eventful Life of Mrs.
Eliza M. S-mlth.
Sew York Sun.
There was another hearing o' the Eliza
M. Smith case before Surrogate Parker yes
terday at Kingston. The case i3 of unusual
interest, not so much on account of the prop
erty involved, which is not much if any
over $10,000, but on account of the curi
ous career and characteristics of Mrs.
Sho was born in 1793 at Gibraltar. Her
father was a Scotchman, an officer in the
British service, a member of the Ganneclifft
family, whose estates there was some chance
that the girl might inherit. Her parents
were carried otf by an epidemic when she
was four years old. She was a bright,pretty,
and precocious child, and wa3 readily
adopted by a wealthy Spanish family, who
treated her with all the tenderness of a
daughter. In that southern climate the lit
tle one developed fast, and when but thir
teen years old was married to JosedeSama
nos, a Spanish gentleman of considerable
wealth. "Within a year the young wife was
a mother, and when, four years later, her
husband died, sho had given birth to four
children. Dan Joso was killed in a duel,
and it was said that this pretty, dark-eyed
young wife was the cause of it. The widow of
seventeen was left with but ono relative her
little daughter Inez, for her other children
had died. In accordance with the written
request of the father, penned just before he
went out to the duel, Inez was sent to the
care of a Catholic sisterhood in Paris for in
struction and guardianship until she should
grow to womanhood. His large property
was all he left to this little daughter.
So the handsome young widow was ieft
quite alone. Her property was enough to
support her in ease, and there was no one
she vividly remembered the article, and
described it as an old-fashioned breast
brooch set round with pearls, with glass at
the front, and the back made to contain
hair. She then, on being asked,' drew a
rough sketch ot the brooch. Mme. Blavnisky
then wrapped up a coin attached to her
watch-chain in two cigarette papers, and
said that she hoped th6 brooch might be
obtained in the course of the evening.
At the close of dinner she said to Mrs.
Hume that the paper in which the coin had
been wrapped was gone. A little later, in
the drawing room, she said that the brooch
would not be brought into the house, but
that it must be looked for in the garden;
and then, as the party went out accompany
ing her, she said she had clairvoyantly seen
tho brooch fall into a star-shaped bed of
Eowers. Mrs. Hume led the way to such a
bed in a distant part of the garden. A pro
longed and careful search was made with
lanterns, and eventually a small paper
packet, consisting of two cigarette papers,
was found amongst the leaves by Mrs. Sin
nett. This being opened on the spot, was
found to contain a brooch exactly corres
ponding to the previous description, and
which M3. Hume identified as that which
she had originally lost. None of the party,
except Mr. and Mrs. Hume had ever seen
or heard of the brooch. Mr. Hume had not
thought of it for years. Mrs. Hume had
not spoken of it to any one since she parted
with it, nor had she for long even thought
of it. She herself stated, after it was found,
that it was only when Madame asked her
whether there was anything she would like
to have that the remembrance of this brooch,
the gift of her mother, flashed across her
mind. Mrs. Hume is not a spiritualist, and
up to the time of the occurence described
was no believer in occult phenomena or in
Mme. Blavasky'e powers. The conviction
of all present was an absolutely unimpeach
able character as an evidence of the truth of
the possibility of occult phenomena. Tho
brooch is unquestionably the one which
Mrs. Hume lost. Even supposing, which
is practically impossible, that the article,
lost months before Mrs. Hume ever heard of
Alme. BlavaUky, and bearing letters or
other indication of original ownership,
could have passed in a natural way into
ottV... ,.n 11 a in n v way rpdrnint tirwtn Ihn
" " J V . 1 I ti rl . , I...'., .1 -i .
She had not been prudent jSlli,K' lttl Fv"cao,u--t wveu men uu
voung woman
when a wife and mother, and was now less
discreet than ever. Garrison life at the
fortress was gay. The young officers quar
tered there were constant visitors to her
house, and scandal was busy with her repu
tation. In 1815 Captain George W. Walker,
the owner and Commander of an American
trading vessel, and the brother of Commo
dore Walker, of the United States Navy,
arrived at Gibraltar. At a bill given by the
American Consul, Captain Walker, who was
a handsome and gallant young sailor, met
the beautiful young widow of Don Jose de
Samanos. He fell in love at once, was deaf
to warningß, and courted her with such favor
that when, in two weeks, he sailed away, he
took her away with him as his bride.
Captain Walker occupied an excellent po
sition in American society. He was well
connected and wealthy, and did a flourishing
trade between New York, Philadelphia, and
Southern ports. For some years Mrs.
Walker seemed to be a devoted wife. She
sailed on many a voyage with her husband.
She afterward boastea that she became so
proflaiett in the art of aavigation that on
could not possibly have foreseen that it
would bo asked for, as Mrs. Hume herself
had not given it a thought for months. This
narrative read over to the party, is signed
by A. O. Hume, M. A. Hume, Fred R. Hegg,
A. P. Sinnett, Patience Sinnett, Alice Gor
don, P. 1. Maitland, Wm. Davison, Stuart
We only note that all the recorded mem
bers of the Simla Sunday evening party,
except Colonel Olcott and the sceress, sign
the report.
Neither the cool walks of science nor the
deep shades of the descent of the hill of life
seem capable of subduing the hot blood or
tempering the fiery language of some men.
The Medical Press and Circula" says: "A
most painful scene has occurred at a session
of the Paris Academy of Medicine. During
a warm discussion on the cholera of fowls,
M. Guerin addressed M. Pasteur in the fol
lowing words: ''You are a liar, sir; I will
lend you my seconds " Yet M. Guerin is
an octogenarian and M. Pasteur hopelessly
paralysed on the left side.
5 . WnwliiiiKtou St., ItntM Hotel,
I-antt and lst assortment f Trareling; Bag,
Trucks, Kiiüli-h 'tl. r Tr' nk, Vlie,Oari-t
Ba;, Lili-s l'r-s Tnn.!, Traveling Trunks, Etc.
ffJ""Cools Made and Trimmed to order a Specially
. K ,V ' . Xf i .... - v "A 7
Indian Botanic Physician
The most snccesxftil catarrh, InnR and throat doc
tor in Amerira, is perninnentlr ltx-atfd at the cor
ner of Illinois tid Louisiana tnet, Indianapolis
Indiana, where he will rxmuiue all dieeit, and
tell tbe complaint without aekitg a ringle question.
CXTCnhsnltation Free, its ither German or English.
Dr. Keevea warrants a permanent cure of th
following diseases: 1'iles and tumors, itching ard
protruding, cured wit Kent iii or instruments; can
cers cmed in all tl.eir forma without the knife or sick
rf of ttie fiHtient. Th- !octor ha cored ban
dredi of this dreitdful tanker of the human bodj,
which hflH hnflleil th accumulated, skill of apes.
Iii rem die excel ati thinp known to medical sci
ence, lie d-fie the world to briuft him a ce where
there ii suflid. nt vitality to sustain the s)tmi, that
ho can Dot core. Any person wishing farther infor
mation or t r.atnieiii, should Kve hi u a rail. Khen
matim cured and warranted to stay enred in every
All form of Illtxxl and Nkln Diseases
are Por mauenlly Cnred!
Such as tetter, aalt thenm. scrofula or syphilitic
sores, strictures, seminal weakness or siermatorho ,
ptimary and secoudary syphilis, gonorrhea, or
chronic venerenl. kidney or nruiary diseases of either
sex, youriR or old, no matter h.w had. He challenges
a comparison with any physician iu America in cur.
im; these diseases. Loss of manhood restored. '1 fc
Doctor can refer to hundied ttiua affected who credit
their present existeDce to bein enred by Lim. All
moles, birth-marks and inckles n-ntored. Also, all
the various diseases of the eye and ear.
A lady, at any r'riod of life, from childhood to tba
grave, may, if ill, sutler rom one or more of the fol
lowing diseases, which, the Ioctor will ftositively
cur: Liver complaint, indigestion of the stomach,
nervous weaknesses, lunjt difae, etc., pri lapsus of
the vagina or womb, lencoriluea or whites, antver
sion, retroversion, ant iplex ion, retroflexion, T ulcer
ation of this organ, si k headache, rheumatism and
sciatic pains. Jjropsy permauently curod in a short
time without tapping.
Call or write to tbe oiHoe, cor. Illinois
ami EuulMlnn ntreeiN, lo'llnnapells,
Indian f.
Privat medical aid. All diseases of a secret natura
speedily cured. If in trouble call or rite perfectly

xml | txt