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[From the Anglo African.] The Broken Hearts. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
[From the Anglo African.] The Broken Hearts. 0, daughter fair, with raven hair, That left thy father's home, To roam the world all free from care Thy wish will be to thy father come. Through all the weary days and nights, Thy mother watched with tender care, : Thj budding beauty rare and bright, So radiant and so fair. And now, slaa, thy mother sees thee std, Thy gentle eyes have spoken, Thy mother fain would mike thee glad, But thy father's heart is broken. Tn vain thy choice was rashly made. He whom thv heart held dear Has on thy father burdens laid, Tis more than he can bear. Thy father mourns thy weary lot, His heart for thee is sad ; Earth knows for him no happy spot, No home thy love makes glad. When life grows darksome round thy way, ; When all the world forsake, Thy mother in that saddest day Thee to her heart will take.
Reconstruction from an Eu;lisli Liberal Point of View. ! [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Reconstruction from an Eu;lisli Liberal Point of View. ! [From 'he London Spec'ator.J 1' R I V I 1. E &lt;5 E S IN AMERICA. Democracy in America, it is becoming evident, has to pass through more trial. It has come victorious out of a war which would have crushed any European monoarchy except the British, and has j overcome a rebellion over which even j ; Great. Britain might possibly have sue j i cumbed. It has secured by four years of j desperate effort, during which it has had to discover the men who can organize force as well as to develope the force itself, the control of a continent and the 1 emancipation of a race, and now it has to accomplish a feat greater even than these. Our American friends will listen j with annoyed incredulity when we describe the task yet remaining to be performed ; but it is none the less one which will test their trusted system far more I than the struggle which they have won. : That was a question of force, and even ! tories like Sir Archiba...
Kmuucipatioii in Cuba. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Kmuucipatioii in Cuba. Colonel Francis Montaos, of Havana, has proposed a plan for the extinction of slavery in Cuba and Porto Rico, which, through his personal influence and his official position, is likely to command much attention. Colonel Montaos is commandantc of the prisons in the island,and | is also private secretary to the CaptainGoneral, to whom he has submitted the 1 plan which, with his permission, we now lay before the public : " The important matter of the extinction of slavery in this island keeps the mind of everybody in the greatest anxiety. Kvery one feels that the hour is eome to strike that great blow which the progress ; of ideas and the pressure of events make already indispensable. " It is an idea which lies in the con science of all, yet before the realization of which those most zealously interested in it are apprehensive, in view of the difii culties that ;;11 violent transitions affecting social interests offer in their execution. "Every project suggested ...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
JOB PRINTING. CARDS, CIRCULARS, BILL-HEADS, etc., Neatly Executed and on Reasonable Term". ROOM NO. 9, Pba?nlx Building, cor. Sansome and Jackson sts. j IQf- Orders received for ROOK BINDING) in every style. SUBSCRIPTIONS received at tliis Oflice for the following Works of Art: " Reading the Emancipation Proclamation in a Slave Cabin." Proof impressions, handsomely framed 87 " President Lincoln at Home." A striking likeness of the late President and youngest son. Proof, framed #f&gt; " In Memoriam." A I.itl.ograph, large size, accompanying "Park,'' the Pacific Pictcml. Price, $2, which entitles the purchaser to twe.ve numbers of Puck. • , Subscriptions also received for the New York Anglo African. The first volume of the ANGLO AFRICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE for sale, containing b portrait ot the celebrated colored Novelist, ALEX- i ANDER DUMAS. Also, correct likeness in character of IRA ALDRIDGE, the African Roscius. i P. A. BELL, Agent. OAKLAND FERRY. j Sum Francisco and Oakland ...
©|t ®lttetor. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
©|t ®lttetor. SAN FRANCISCO: FRIDAY SEPfEMBKU 15, 18f&gt;:&gt;. Thk Elkvator will be delivered to city sub- ♦ -ribers by the carrier at 50 cents per month. We will collect the subscriptions on the first Monday of every month, when we hope our frieud.* will be prepared for us. Sub j criptions will be received by D. W. Kupgles No. 310 Jackson street; U. A. Hall, 917 \\ asbington street; S. Howard, 3i!li Davis street; or by any member of the Executive Committee. Single copies can be obtained as above, and also at White A Bauer's News D-pot, 413 Washington street; Georgia 923 Kearny street. ao&lt;l at this oflice.
The Elevator Reading-Room [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
The Elevator Reading-Room We propose opening a Heading-Boom as soon as fifty subscribers enn be procured. 'I he terms will be as follows: Two dollars entrance! fee and twenty-five cents per week. The entrance fee will be used for fitting up 1 the ltooms, and no money will be expended until the full number is obtained. SuKsc 'ptions may be paid to Messrs. \V. 11. Yates, J. B. Starkey, B. A. Hai.l, or any member of the Executive Committee, and at this office. !'• A. Hem., j
CALL TOR JHE CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
CALL TOR JHE CONVENTION. To THK COLOKKO CITIZKNS OF CALIFORNIA — I .W'-n anil llrolhcrs: —You are hereby j summoned to meet in Convention in the] City of Sacramento, on Wednesday, 25th; day of October next ensuing, to consider | and deliberate on subjects connected with our interests us citizens of this state. We have received hearty and cheering responses from Sacramento, Napa, San, Jose, Marysville, Port Wine, ttenicia, and; other places. The apportionment will he as follows:! One-half the number of members of the! Assembly sent to the Legislature of this! State. Counties from which only one member &gt;s Bent will be entitled to send one J member to the Convention. Bv order of the Executive Committee, i R. 11. llall, Corresponding Secretary. San Francisco, Aug. 3, 1805. The above is the Call issued by the! San Francisco Executive Committee for the State Convention, to be held in Sacramento ou the fouth Wednesday (25th) of October. The time and place meet the concurrence of...
The Livingstone Institute. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
The Livingstone Institute. The advertised meeting of the Livingstone Institute was held on Wednesday evening, 13th instant, in M. E. Church, Stockton street.— The President of the Board of Trustees, E. Johnson, Esq., made a statement of the financial condition of the Institute which was perfectly satisfactory. Ilev. J. W. Briar gave a history of the Institute from its commencement; he said it was not a joint stock company nor was it ever intended as such ; (although the certificates read as follows, "Mr. A. B. having paid dollars into the treasury of the Livingstone Institute is constituted a Stockholder, etc.,") the money paid in was donated for a certain enterprise, and cannot be diverted from that object, nor returned to the donors. There is no organization or body except the Trustees, and the donors were only allowed a voice by privilege. A motion was passed requesting the Trustees to continue operations by appealing for donations and subscriptions. A motion was offered that the...
RECONSTRUCTION [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
RECONSTRUCTION This is the most important subject which now engages the attention of the American ( i people, fur on it depends the future welfare of the nation, and the destinies of a racc but partially redeemed from bondage. It is a question which absorbs the minds of all reflecting men, and all energies, all thoughts are now directed to that point. I N'ot only in America, but in Europe, also, dues this subject attract marked attention, as it involves other momentous subjects of civil, political and philanthropic importance, as well as the theory of republican or representative government. The whole subject seems to revolve itself into this : Have the rebel States ever lost or renounced their position as mem-; Iters of the Union ? If they have not, as' President Johnson avers, why treat them as territories or subjugated provinces, by j appointing officers which it is the perogative of the State to elect ? Why prescribe rules and regulations for their government, when they have the...
The First of August. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
The First of August. This day, the time honored Anniversary ' of the Birtli of West India Emancipation, j was celebrated in the Eastern States with great unanimity. There were no bicker-; ings or jealousies, no West Indian faction or American party, but all parties joined to hail with jov the coming of the anniversary of that glorious day, when, by act of the Ib'itish Parliament, 800,000 slaves were declared free. There were two celebrations got up in, New York and vicinity—one secular and ' one religious. They were not in opposi- j tion to each other, but to accommodate j all classes. They were bothlield in Brook-' lyn—the religious celebration took place at Leflert's Park, and consisted of devo-! tional exercises, and an oration by Rev. Dr. Pennington. That dismissed at an I early hour to give those who wished an opportunity to attend the other, which j j was at Myrtle Avenue Park, an extensive enclosure which will accommodate 20,000 I persons. This celebration was one of pleasure...
Idaho Territory Papers. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Idaho Territory Papers. Idaho Oitv (nee Bannock City) rejoices iu a hebdomadal publication with the pretentious name of the Idaho World,of which Brown &amp; Co. are publishers, and 11. C. Street, editor. It is about as large as— any piece of p#per of its size, aud we judge is of the Copperhead persuasion, for it says the Union party of Boise county is "like Woolsey, it has fallen like a bright exhalation of the evening, to rise not again." It also contains a letter from a correspondent who signs himself P. J. Malone, suggesting a testimonial to the traitor John Mitchell. Malone says Mitchell has " spent the best part of his life in the service of a great principle." That's enough for Malone. We are indebted to a friend for a copy of the above named paper, who also sends us a number of the Tri-Weekly Statesman, published in Boise City, Idaho Territory. It is quite a different concern from the former. It is superior in its editorial management, as well as in its mechanical exe...
Photograph of Lincoln's Statue [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Photograph of Lincoln's Statue Signor M'zzara who made the statue o(' Abraham Lincoln which was on exhibition at the Mechanics Industrial Fair, has sent us a photograph copy thereof. It is beautifully executed, and conveys a just conception of the work itself, which is a 'high specimen of art, and reflects great credit on Signor Mezzara. The statue represents a figure of collossal size being eight feet in height, and together with , the pedastal on which it stands about 'twenty feet. It represented the Great . Emancipator crushing the serpent of rebellion beneath his heel, at his feet are the broken chains of slavery, his right hand is over the Constitution of which he was the protector, preserver and interpre- ! tor, while in his left hand he holds forth the Proclamation which decreed Emancipation to millions of his fellow men and made them citizens. The picture is for sale by Signor Mezzara at No. 319 Jackson street. Price $2 50. We will receive orders at this office.
Personal Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Personal Correspondence. Through the kindness of Mr. Fiirrell,| who arrived a few weeks ago, wo received I a letter from our beloved friend and more' than brother, Dr. James McCtine Smith.! The Doctor has been seriously ill for aj long time, but we are happy to have it in j our power to inform his many friends that' he is much better than he. has been for j more than a year, uud is now able to ride out. Isy the Doctor's letter we hear from other old and oft remembered friends at home, Rev. John Peterson, Junius C. Morel, John J. Zuille, etc. But he also tells us' sad tidings. A warm and intimate friend and associate of many years, has lost an only son, Peter Guignon, Jr., a bright and promising youth of sixteen years, a student of Oberliu College. He was accidently shot by a fellow student who was carelessly handling fire-arms. We sympa-i thi/.e sincerely with his bereaved parents! and friends, and condole with them in their | affliction. We have likewise received a letter from I an...
The Invitation Accepted. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
The Invitation Accepted. Shortly after the commencement of the j war, a Southern paper contained the following poetic gem. We suppose the writer at that time thought it very witty, a choice morceau for the abolitionists. We do not recollect what paper it was in, nor do we think we have the whole of it, as we transcribe it from memory : " Come, Mr. Greely, come to the South, The land you have lied and re-lied on, You can lower you chin and open your mouth, When your neck strains the rope you're tied on! " Bring old Granny Giddings, blustering Ilale, Fred Douglass and Henry Ward Beecher, And nigger-thief Hyatt, from Washington jail, And Sumner, the Devil's own preacher. " Come! bring all your friends, —never despair, Thou chief of the Devil's apostles; Our hemp will assist you in walking the air And make a display of big tassels." The invitation was accepted, aud much sooner than they expected. They have all been "to the South," except that glorious old chieftain, Joshua R. Giddings, ...
COMMUNICATIONS. Recollections of the Underground Railroad. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
COMMUNICATIONS. Recollections of the Underground Railroad. Perhaps it is well for us 1o state that long previous to any organized plan of operations, the good work of succoring fugitives from slavery was prosecuted to a considerable extent, and under very unfavorable circumstances. All Smith of "Mason and Dixon's line" was guarded with a vigilance that would have reflected credit, on the "Army of the Potomac," and to escape was considered a heroic feat. I p to 1838 there was but little accomplished, and that little under circumstances the most trying. Oh, God ! how my thoughts revert back to those gloomy days ; myself a poor slave boy, with no hope of successful flight, nor indications of an early death. Now and then 1 would meet a panting brother or flying sister, guided by that only "chart" for the trusting fugitive, the North Star, winding their way to liberty or death—but remembering the "spot in the sun," which early instruction had impressed upon me, was the sure sign of God's...
Public Meeting in Sail Joae. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Public Meeting in Sail Joae. The colored citizens of San Jose met on Mouday evening, September 4th, according to resolution of adjournment, Aug. 28. The Chairman not being present, r. W. Cassey was elected as Chairman pro ten)., who called the meeting to order. The first business being the consideration of the minutes of the preceding meeting, the Chairman called upon the Secretary, Wm. A. Smith, to read them. The Secretary had no record of the business, but finally read an imperfect report, as made by him to The Eeevator. After some discussion they were adopted—the Chairman, however, making protest, as an individual, against the use made of his name in the report, as not warranted by facts, aud made for political effect. An irregular discussion followed in regard to the delegate elected August 28th, Mr. C. 11. Mercier. It being urged against the nominee that he was not the oldest resident of San Jose, that the ladies assisted in the election, etc., Mr. Mercier made a few remarks, s...
Letter from Washington. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Letter from Washington. Washington, Aug. '2d, 1865. J'iiimp A. Bell—Dear Sir:—Soon after| the organization of the Lincoln Monument Association I sent you a number of circulars, sotting forth our intention to erect a monument to the memory of our late Chief Magistrate, &amp;c. Said circular also contained the names of a number of gentlemen selected as Managers, among whom was yours as one of the Vice Presidents. I now send to your address a copy of the Constitution, in Which you will find stated the duties of the office to which you have been selected. Allow me to hope thatyou will accept, and that under your management, and that of Mr. T. M. 1). Ward, we may have a contribution characteristic of the Golden State. Write to me soon. Yours, truly, William J. Wilson. Cor. Sec. N. L. M. A. OrriCE—2B! G street. ! The Gazette, published at Pacheo, Cotra i Costa county, entered upon its eighth year [on the 9th instant. It is a well conducted and handsomely printed paper, of sound | ...
The Anglo African. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
The Anglo African. Tliis favorite Now York paper commenced its fifth volume August 12th. enlarged and beautified. It has increased its editorial corps by the addition of Rev. Henry Highland Garnctt as the corresponding editor for the Southern Department, and l)r. Pennington, as one of the city editors. Dr. J. McCnne Smith continues to write for it when his health permits. These with its proprietors, Messrs. Robert aiid William (jr. Hamilton, make it the ablest paper ever published by colored men. It has also a host of able correspondents, which add intrinsic value to the paper. Its army correspondents form an interesting feature in the Anglo,a.w\ its columns for the past four years contain a complete history of the achievements and connection of colored soldiers in the war. Its advertising columns are well filled, and the paper appears to be doing a thriving business. There is, however, one feature in the Anglo which we do not like, viz : soldiers and others advertising for female c...
Item* from (lie Anglo African. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 September 1865
Item* from (lie Anglo African. Freedmex Coming North.—A few citi- | /.cns of Providence lately sent an agent to Virginia for the purpose of procuring help, l'lie agent returned on Saturday, via the Shore Line, with about forty contrabands, fifteen of whom are females. They are | strong, and anxious to prove that they can do more work as free men and women than as slaves. They believe that they can work as well when receiving wages as when they only had their board and clothes. \\ e wish we had some of them out here, there is an increased demand for good colored servants.—Ed. 151. Within the past two years the colored people of Alexandria, Ya„ have built over a thousand dwelling houses, costing from $300 to $1,000 each, and three churches, and have invested over $5,000 in ground rents. Out of a population of 8000 colored persons in the town, only 23 were drawing rations from the Government, while more than four times that number of whites were receiving from the same source. Africa.—...