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The Elevator Readiiig-Room. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
The Elevator Readiiig-Room. \Ve propose opening a Reading-Room as soon as fifty subscribers can be procured. The terms will be as follows: Two dollars entrance fee and twenty-five cents per week. The entrance fee will be used for fitting up the Rooms, and no money will be expended until the full number is obtnined. Subsc 'ptions may be paid to Messrs. W. 11. Yates, J. R. Stabkby, R. A. llaix, or any member of the Executive Committee, and at this office. !'• A. Ret.l,.
CALL FOR THE CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
CALL FOR THE CONVENTION. To TtfE Colored Citizens of California — Men and Brothers:—You are hereby 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 as citizens of this state. We have received hearty and cheering responses from Sacramento, Napa, San Jose, Marvsville, Port Wine, Benicia, and other places. The apportionment will bo as follows: One-half the number of members of the Assembly sent to the Legislature of this State. Counties from which only one member is sent will be entitled to send one member to the Convention. By order of the Executive Committee, R. A. Hall, Corresponding Secretary. Sail Francisco, Aug. 3, 1865. The above is the Call issued by the Sau Francisco Executive Committee for the State Convention, tq be held in Sacramento on the fouth Wednesday (25th) of October. The time and place meet the concurrence of our friends throughout the State, ...
Our Reading-Room. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Our Reading-Room. We intend connecting with our lieadingRoom a Course of Lectures on miscellane- j ous subjects, to be delivered monthly,—j peril aj is ofteuer. We also contemplate establishing a Library. To all of which subscribers will have access without extra charge. We will have on our files papers from all parts of the world. Acknowledgments.—We have received j a fomittance from l?ev. Amos Johnson, | our late agent at Stockton. Our thanks are due to Major Jack Stratman, No. 11 Government ner of Washington and Sansorne streets, and Messrs. White and Bauer, No. 413 Washington street, for late Eastern papers by last steamer. Macedonian Association. —This benevolent society of colored ladies was organized in 1863, and incorporated October 12, 1865. The trustees to the act of incorporation are Messrs. Geo. W. Dennis, Lewis Berry,- John Harris, James Carter, Edward Hail. Mrs. Julia Ann Harris is President of the association, and Mr. Edward Hall, Secretary.
THE CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
THE CONVENTION. This is our last paper prior to the assent-, Ming of the Convention at Sacramento on ; the 25th irist., and we again urge the delegates who arc elected, to prepare thernIsolves with all necessary information, col-' lect statistics, ascertain the number of | colored persons in their respective counties, the number of Churches, and the property owned by them, the schools— ' whether public or private—educational facilities, and how many children are re- 1 reiving education, and how many deprived therefrom ; amount of property owned by colored men such as real estate, farming stock, interests in mining and mineral 1 pursuits, etc. All these things are necessary to lay before the Convention, which should be di- j J vided into Committees, on which the best men, and those most acquainted with the ! different subjects, should be placed. This J will save time, for the Convention should not set over three days. Except the first Convention, in 1855, this is tiie most important ...
Freedmen in California. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Freedmen in California. Dr. Dorsett of Tulare county, brought out on last steamer, twenty-two freedmen Ito work on his farm. We learu, for we did not see them, that they are a fine looking. able-bodied set of men, and we doubt not will do credit to their race. We hope the experiment of Dr. Dorsett will prove successful, and be the means of inducing others to send for that class of laborers, as labor is much ueedrd in California as well as in the adjoining States and Territories, and thousands of them could be usefully employed. It would be well if the railroad companies would send for a few thousand of these hardy workmen ; they are accustomed to that kind of labor, and the great work of connecting the Atlantic and Pacifie oceans would be completed iu a few years. Female labor ie also greatly wanted in this country by families for domestic work, and it would be an advantage to bring women also. A Bkaitikijl Poem. —We call attention to the beautiful Poem, in another column by J. Madi...
Er. Rowell Pixleyized. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Er. Rowell Pixleyized. Wc are sorry to see that our whilom friend and onco staunch Union man, Dr. 1. j Howell, has abandoned his life-long faith I and forfeited the high esteem of his friends 1 and supporters by going over to the Democratic party, body and soul, pills and powders. The Doctor gives as the cause of his apostacy, that the nominees of the Union party had worked against him at the late municipal election, when he was the candidate for the Mayorality. What has that' to do with the Union party, and the principles which the Doctor then espoused ? lie was running against a very popular man, —one who has tilled the ollice with approbation, and who is likewise a sound ' Union man. Mayor Coon had the prestige | of office, and the incumbent always has the advantage, as three to five, over his i | opponent, if he has performed well the du- J ties of his office ; he had the support of the People's party, and also that of many Democrats, who, seeing no chance for the ! success of t...
Ladies yiiion Benevolent Society. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Ladies yiiion Benevolent Society. ffl'his Society, which celebrated its Fifth 1 Anniversary by the installation of officers! and their annual festival, on the sth inst.,! I was organized in September, 1860, by j Mrs. Eleanor Dodson, Mrs. Christiana Hall, Mrs. Jane Long, Mrs. Mary Tappan, Mrs. j Catherine Osborn, Mrs. Elizabeth Fletch--1 er, and Mrs. Mary Bevins. The Rev. B. Fletcher was invited to the first meeting to advise with the ladies, and he has since acted as counselor and secretary. The first officers of the society were | Mrs. M. Bevins, President ; Mrs. E. Hodson, Vice President; Mrs. M. L. Jones, freasurer, and Rev. B. Fletcher, Secretary. They were incorporated in February, 1860, and then had $206 iu funds. Since 1 their organization they have realized the I sum of $2052 25, and have paid to sick members, funeral charges and other expenses, the sum of $1046 25, leaving a balance iu hand of $1006. At their last election the following per-1 sons were elected officers : Pr...
Delegates to the Convention. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Delegates to the Convention. We have received the following notices of elections of Delegates to the Convention at Sacramento, 25th instant: Oakland, October 9. At a meeting of the colored citizens of Oakland, Alameda county, on Monday, the 9th instant, to elect a Delegate to the Convention to be held on Wednesday, Hie 25th October, at Sacramento, Mr. Abraham Agraas was called to the Chair.—• After stating the object of the meeting,— which was to elect Delegates to the Convention to be held in Sacramento on the 25th instant—it was duly organized. The following named persons were present : A. Agrass, J. Peterson, L. Whiting, W. Davison, W. Glasscock, J. King. S. Vawser, P. Wilson, C. F. Sloan. A Committee was appointed to nominate a Delegate. Mr. J. Peterson was nominated and elected. C. F. Sloan, Secretary. Woom.an'o, October 16th. A Mass Meeting of the colored citizens of Woodland City, was held on the evening of the 14th inst., to elect a Delegate to the State Convention of colore...
Preamble aud Resolutions [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
Preamble aud Resolutions Presented at the public meeting on the 11th instant, called to ratify the election of Delegates to the Convention : Whereas, The Convention of Colored Citizens of California to be held in the City of Sacramento on the 2f&lt;th of the present month (October), should claim the attention of every loyal American, and every lover of his country, and should set forth such views, disseminate such principles and adopt such measures as will not only lead to our own civil and political benefit, but will tend to the advantage of the entire community, we, the colored citizens of Son Francisco, therefore request our Delegates to said Convention to sustain the following as the principles and opinions of their constituents: Resolved —That we rejoice in the suppression of the war, the overthrow of the rebellion, and restoration of peace. Resolved —That we consider the total extinction of Slavery by the Amendment to the Constitution, the political enfranchisement and...
" The Glorious Effects of Emancipation.'' BY J. MADISON BELL. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
" The Glorious Effects of Emancipation.'' BY J. MADISON BELL. An extract from a Poem delivered at Hayes' Park, August Ist, 1865, in com-; memoration of the emancipation of slavery in the British West India Islands : I. " 'Twas then that Freedom's Angel flew, With thought-like speed, o'er iand and wave, i And loud his charion trumpet blew And woke to life each panting slave. Wake them to life! They did not sleep, But there in anxious silence stood, Waiting the welcome sound to sweep Athwart Atlantic's briny flood. 11. when the sound fell on their ear, They laughed, they wept, they knelt in prayer; *| And rising from their bended knees They sang in joyous ecstacies, Till hill and vale and distant plain I Gave back the joyous sound again. Oh! for a llapheal's hand to draw The matchless granduer of that sight, That earth might see as Angels saw, From off the parapets of lights. 111. " For shining ones of Heavenly birth Bent o'er the Jasper walls on high, To catch the jubilant songs of e...
UUFEKUKI) AKTULKS. Theatrical Criticism. ; ] [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
UUFEKUKI) AKTULKS. Theatrical Criticism. ; ] Mr. I). E. Bandmann as Shylock. To criticise correctly the acting of , Shakspeare's play?, the writer should know the history or the antecedents of the play and characters represented, when they have any historical foundation, and ( when wholly fictitious he should trace sup- ( posed antecedents from the age and coun- , try. We can with difficulty disabuse our minds of the prejudice with which time and custom have surrounded us, or forget pre-conceived opinions, however errone-i ous experience and more matured judgment may prove them to be. There is an almost universal idea formed of the characters in Shakspeare's plays, which has become conventional, and he must needs be a bold man who would propound a different theory, or endeavor to combat that idea. The character of " Shylock," in Shaks- ! peare's inimitable play of the " Merchant ; of Venice," is not intended as a literal picture of a Jew of the middle ages. He was of the aristocracy...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
DIED. In this city, Sunday, October loth, Adeline ! C., wife of Junius Appo, aged 33 years, a native | of Philadelphia, Pa. ! Mrs. Appo's death is mourned by an affefc- | donate husband and numerous friends, who loved her for her amiable character and many virtues. She leaves three young children, who are deprived Of a fond mother's care. [Philadelphia pajtbrs please copy.] Iu Shingle Springs, California, October 17th, j Arthur Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Small, aged 1 year, 11 months, and 18 days. [Philadelphia and Baltimore papers copy.] In New Haven, Conn., August 21st, Wm. j Grimes, aged 91. Mr. Grimes was the father of Mrs. Robert 1 Cromwell and XI rs. William Williams. In Newark, N. J., August 19th, of typhoid fever, Rev. Joshua Smith, in the 57th year of his age. This tiuly good man was pastor of St. Philip's (Episcopal) Church. The Church has lost its best friend, the parish a faithful and self-de-nving servant of God, one who truly and humbly tried to avoid all offen...
OBITI'AHY. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
OBITI'AHY. Died, in Tucson, Arizona Territory, on the 10th of September, 1865, after a short illness of 10 days, Augustus Allen, a native of Louisiana. Mr. Allen was a young man of bright promise and of unexampled habits, making honesty, so- | briety, frugality, virtue and integrity the chief aims of his life, lie lived honored, and died i lamented.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
PEKSONS Who have left Baggage at Madame Dupuche's, No. 720 Broadway, will please send and take it ] away, or it will be sold to pay charges. tf MA St).VIC LODGES. The Olive Blanch Lodge, No. . r &gt;, meet every Tuesday evening, at their Room, on Stockton Street. Wethington Lodge, \o. —, meet every Thursday evening, in the same place. Victoria Lodge, No. 3, | meet every Monday evening, and Hannibal ' Lodge, No. 1, every Wednesday evening, at their Lodge Room, corner Mason street and ; Broadway. | ThcA will be preaching at the A. M. E. Union Church, Powell street, on Sabbath next, ; at 11 o'clock, A. M., at 24 and 74, P. M. Seats free. All are cordially invited. 1 Sabbath School at 12 o'clock. T. M. D. Ward, Tastor. Preaching in Zion Church, Stockton street, ; next Sunday, at 104 o'clock, a. M., at 24, p. M., and at 74 in the evening. Sabbath School at 1 P. M. J. J. Moore, Pastor. i
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
The number of troops now on the pay ( and muster rolls of the army is as follows: Rvgulars, 18,000 ; colored troops, 90,050 ;j white volunteers. 100,000. The number actually in the field at the present time i&amp; about 150,000. This number, however, is being reduced by the mustering out of several thousand men, f Information Wanted OF ALEXANDER STARKEV, about 17 years of ae&lt;\ He lo merly lived wilh Jacob Goodrige, of Newburn, North Carolirm. and was taken to Richmond in 1864 and fold to a Southern trader, — since which time nothing has been heard from ( him. Any infot mation respecting him will bp thankfiiHv received by his father, JAMES R. STARKEY, San Francifon. Address, Office of The Elevator, Sin Fraucisco, Cali'ornia. * Anglo African will please c&gt;py the alov three months, and send bill to this office. [oct2otf Sign Painting, I'aprr Hanging, Graining, ete. rrMIK subscriber having followed the profession I JL of Painting, in all its branches, solic...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
TIIE NATIQJV: A Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. WILL I)K PI'BLtSDKD JI~LV CrH. 18G5. Tkkms—Throe dollars tier nnnnm, in advance : Six months, Two Dollars. ITS MAIS OEJKCTB WILL BE: I^IRST— The discussion ol tlie topic* of the day, . and, above all, of legal, economical, and constitutional questions, with greater accuracy and moderation than are now to be fouLd iu the dai'.y prees. S cond—The maintenance and diffusion of true democratic principles i i society and government and the advocacy and illustration of whatever in legislation or in manners seems likely to promote a more equal distribution of the fruits ol progress and civilization. Third—The earnest and persistent consideration of the condition of the laboring class at the South, as a matter of vital interest to the nation at large, with a view to the removal of all artificial distinctions between them and the rest of the fopulation, and the securing to them, as far as education and' justice can do it...
TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. New Y«jrk, Oct. 13.—A General Order, dated October 9th, issued by Lieut. General Giant, announces an important distribution of troops, both regular and volunteer. A ll the volunteer cavalry east' of the .Mississippi river will be at once mustered out-of the service; all sea-coast fort 3 south of Fortress Monroe, except Forts Taylor and Jefferson, Florida, will be garrisoned by colored troops, the requisite pumber of regiments having been selected for this purpose; all other colored troops will be mustered out of service; the third regular artillery will garrison the forts in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts ; the first regular artillery will be stationed in New York harbor; the fourth regular artillery at forts Dela ware, McHcnry, Washington and Foote; the fifth regular artillery at forts Mon roe, Taylor, and Jefferson. The second regular artillery is assigned to the Pacific j coast. The second and sixth cavalry is j ordered to report to Sheridan. The 4th ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 20 October 1865
LORENCE SEWING Machines, No. 11l Montgomery street, San Francisco. Every Machine sold is warranted to give entire satisfaction.' If there are any within one thousand miles of tins office tli.it aie not working well, the owner will please inform me, and they will he attended to without expense to them. Instruction given free, whether the person intends to purchase or not. SAMUEL HILL, Agent. aug2s 3m €. SMITH, PIONEER CATERER, 1410 Stockton street. WOULD re«pectfully inform his friends and the public that he is once' more prepared to furnish and Cat ;r for WEDDINGS, PARTIES, BALLS, DINNERS,AC. At the earliest possible moment and at reduced prices. Superior ICE CREAMS made to order, and served plain or in forms. ' Ladies and Gentlemen will find an experienced Caterer in Mr. SMITH, and much labor Raved by calling in tim". Invitations carefully delivered in any part of the city. Everything requisite for Entertainment*—such as Loans of China, Glass, Plates, etc., always on band. Boned Tu...