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THE CONVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
THE CONVENTION. We have not had an opportunity of saying much on this important subject since our return from Sacramento, and we can only briefly allude to it now. We have completed the minutes, and our distant j readers can judge of the work done and the ability displayed. The proceedings as published in The Elevator, are in a desultory form, but the pamphlet will be out in a few days, in which they are more satisfactorily arranged and errors corrected. The Addresses from the Convention to which we call especial attention, contain the animus of the proceedings of that body, and they are worthy of deep and mature consideration. All the subjects were referred to the Executive Committee, who are actively engaged in the work assigned them. They have the confidence of our entire community and we believe they will faithfully perform their duties. Before we issue our next number, our memorial will be presented to the Legislature of this State, where we hope it will receive that considerat...
Another Sore in Process cf Healing [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
Another Sore in Process cf Healing By recent advices from the East we learn that the recent Convention of the several Grand Lodges who are in union with the United Grand Lodge of New York, was a great success. The presiding officer of the Supreme Grand Council of France was present, and addressed the Convention. Many of the dignitaries of t ie N. G. L. were present, andjparticipate l in the discussions. They closed with a grand banquet, and a splendid oration by Wru. Howard Day of the National. Correspondence has been opened with a view of reconciling the differences heretofore existing between the two bodies, ( a mere legal question ) and we hope for the good erf our people that so desirable an object may be speedily consummated. Unite these two bodies, and the great Methodit-t Church and our people are a unit. It has been intimated that a new Lodge will be probably installed the approaching anniversary, if so it will afford a good opportunity for mutual good offices. " So mote it ...
COMMUNICATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
COMMUNICATIONS [For the Elevator ] Mr. Editor—Sir:—Permit me to say a j word or two concerning the "Executive Committee" of the city and county of j San Francisco. I ask this privilege for several reasons. First, because I am not one of the Committee. Secondly, because 1 feel a great interest in all that concerns my race. Thirdly, because of the great many things said of the unfaithfulness of the Executive Committee by the Pacific Appeal, which claims to be the " official organ of the people of color in the State of California and of the American colored people on the Pacific Coast," notwithstanding the said organ does not appear scarcely once a mouth. But I must at present, demur to this sweeping claim of the " organ" to represent everybody in | the world, therefore 1 prefer the columns of your valuable paper for the present occasion, to those of my own "organ." I am induced to pen these few lines, from an article in the Appeal of the 25th ult., headed, "The Clique at Work Again" a...
Reflections. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
Reflections. Whore are the golden dreams of boyhood's lightsome days ? Where are the radiant pearls pictured by the youthful mind, when naught but undescriptive joys were the sole possessor of our being ? It was then we proposed to build a world and legislate its customs ; reared within our unexperienced minds castles which amaze maturer years, in which to dwell by the merit of our genius. Now they have flown, and the stern reality, the many vicisitudos of life are moving with our cautious strides. Here and there, from clime to clime, the strife is seen, in which we join, to rise or fa 1 ; until, like the rising and setting of creation's light, we are borne down by the alloted days, to rise again into purer birth. Then where is the need of pompous reign and usurpation of human rights? The crown, with its king and lord and prince, shall all crumble into dust, like the supplicants at their gates. Nor does the remembrance of these facts impede our moral in earthly joys ; they tend more...
Social Equality. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
Social Equality. "A subscriber" wrote to Mr. Greeley,of the Tribune, asking him to answer explicitly the following question : "Are you in favor of elevating the negroes among us to a social equality with the whites ?" To which the editor thus replies : " There is no such thing as " social equality" on earth, and never can be while sorao are good, others bad ; some intelligent, others ignorant ; some coarse and repulsive, others refined and agreeable. Sonora is not a very large place, yet we venture to assert that there are whites in it who do not invite Mr. Ballinger to dinner, and others whom he does not invito. We insist that ho and every one else shall continue to enjoy perfect freedom in the premises, and regard whomsoever each of them severally will as superiors, equals, or inferiors. So with all others, white or black. We advocate the largest liberty in all matters of social intercourse, so that if black and white choose to live on terms of social intimacy, they may ; if not, ...
Public Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
Public Meeting. San Francisco, Not. 22. A Public Meeting of the colored citizens of San Francisco was held this evening in the Vestry-room of A. M. E. Church. Mr. L. H . Brooks was called to the chair, and S. Howard appointed Secretary. Moved, by F. O. Barbadoes, that we celebrate the Third Anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, on the first of January. Carried. Mored, by J. R. Starkey, that a Committee of three be appointed to nominate a general Committee of Arrangements of twenty-five members. Carried. The Chairman appointed Mflssrs. J. R. Starkey, J. A. Barber, and M Howard as the Nominating Committee. The Committee retired, and during their abserice the Chairman favored the meeting with appropriate remarks. The Committee returned ana reported the following names: D. W. Huqqi.es, R. A. Hall, J. P. Dyer, Wm. Montgomery, f. Howard, F. O. Barbadoes, J. Madison Bell, Geo. A. Deval, A. Lonry, E. W. Parker, N. Cook, J. R. Blake, J. E. Brown, S. Peneton, M. Howard...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
A MIBICAI, ENTERTAINMENT Will be given by the Members of the PACIFIC BRASS HAND, in honor of our National '1 hanksgiving, at Philharmonic Hall, corner Stockton and Jackson streets, on THURSDAY EVENING, December 7th, 1865, assisted by several Ladies and Gentlemen, who will spare no expense to make this the most pleasant and agreeable Hall of the season. Committee of Arrnngemcnti. Mrs. N. Cook, J. Riker, j " S. P. Clark, S. P. Clark, " R. C. Francis, J. R. Starket, " J. Barber, A. G. Denison, Miss Mullen, J. G. Coursey, Mr. Wm. H. Yates, C. S. Bundy, N. Cook, W. llorbs, R. H. Hall, N. F. Williams, I). N. Davidson, J. Dkmby, H. Mo kris, A. Clark, J. Jones, J. 0. Scott, 11. C. Francis, Members of the Band. TICKETS ONE DOLLAR, To be had of any of the Members or Committee of Arrangements. NOTICE. Persons who have left Baggage at Madame Dupuche's, No. 720 Broadway, will please send and take it away, by the Ist of December, or it will be sold to pay charges. tf
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
HOTIOR. : The Acting Board of the State Executive I Committee met at the residence of J. J. Moore, ! W. H. Yates presiding. On motion, J. J. Moore was appointed Assistant Treasurer, to reside at San Francisco. It was, on motion, Resolved—That the election for the Thirteen Members of the County Executive Committee— to serve from the first Wednesday in January, 1866, to the first Wednesday in Jan., 1867— be held on WEDNESDAY EVENING, 20th December, at Zion Church Stockton street, at 7 i o'clock. It is hoped that the colored citizens of San Francisco will give this election of the County Executive Committee their united attention, and elect the most consistent and practical men we have in our general interest, that there may be no strife hereafter about the County Executive Committee. W. H. Y A'l E*, President. J. J. Moore, Secretary of 8. E. C. decl-3t lOTIOI. Mr. P. K. Cole will deliver a series of three Lectures, prior to his departure from this city. INTRODUCTORY. Ist An Address to...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 1 December 1865
«. FORREST WALTER &amp; CO., "EXCELSIOR" MERCHANT TAILORS, (Established 1849) No. 611 Sacramento Street, Third door above Montgomery... San Francisco. spplS-3ra Siffii Painting, Paper Hanging 1 , Graining, etc. THE ►übsoriber having followed the profession * of Painting, iu all its branches, solioits a share of public patronage. He guarantees ample satisfaction to all who may employ him. He invites all to call and inspect his work, At the N. E. corner of Dupont ar.d Vallejo streets PETER C. JOHNSON, No. 10 Virgiuia street. N. B.—Furniture Varnished, Cleaned and Repaired, and made to look as good ad new. Bt*29 3m NOTICE TO THE GENTLEMEN OK SAN KKANCIBCO. PROFESSOR BTEVV A R T, Proprietor of The Boston Gymnasium, Has taken Rooms at No. 530 Merchant Street, To Teach tlie Art of Self-Defense TO all Gentlemen who may wish to become ac qaainted with the different branches, such as Sparring, Fencing with the Small Sword, Broad Sword, Sabre, Single Stick, and Quarter Staff'. Terms m...
A Teirible Toinudo. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
A Teirible Toinudo. [CONCLUDED.] Still the wind increased in fury, and 1 the house trembled and shook in the most j frightful manner, .-uddeuly the eastern | walls came in upon us with a rush, the ceiling came down in fragment*, the light was instantly extinguished, and the wind swept over and around us with an awful powtr, and whirled us around among the ruins as a child might have knocked about ' its toys. No description can do justice to such a j scene, and imagination itself must fall far : short of the horrible reality. For myself, 1 had been hurled back into one corner, and found a human body resting heavily upon me. I heard wild | shrieks, thought of Clara, and attempted I to rise. At that moment a Hash of lightning showed me it was a negro who had : fallen upon me, and putting my hand to | his head, 1 made the awful discovery that a part ot it was gone—having, as I after- | watds conjectured, been carried away by ; a falling beam. The man was dead, and j probably never knew ...
A Human Heiu. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
A Human Heiu. In the war between Rome and Carthage, the consul Kegulus was taken cap- , tive. He was kept a close prisoner for two years, pining and sickening in his loneliness, while in the meantime the war continued, and at last a victory so decisive was gained by the Romans, that the People of Carthage were discouraged, and resolved to ask terms of peace. They thought that no one would he so readily I listened to at Home an Hegulus, and they [therefore sent him there with their envoys, having first made him swear that he would come back to his prison if there 'should neither be peace nor an exchange of prisoners. They little knew how much more a true-hearted Roman cared for his i city than for himself, for his word than (for his life. j V\ om and dejected, the capt ve warrior came to the ou'.side of the gates of his own city, and there paused, refusing to enter. kk i am no longer a Komau citizen," he said; "1 am but a barbarian's j slave, and the senate may not give audi- 1 once ...
AU AiKuiucut ill Favor of Matrimony. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
AU AiKuiucut ill Favor of Matrimony. VV e never remember to have seen the fie (1 canvassed lrom the point of view here chosen. We present it for the sage consideration of our readers : No one will contend that there are no crimes committed by married men. I 1 acts would look such an assertion out of countenance. But it may |, e H aid with truth that there are very few crimes i committed hy married men compared with the numter committed by those who are unmarried. Whatever faults Voltaire may have had, he certainly showed himself a man of sense when he said, — •The more married men you have the fewer crimes there will he. Marriage lenders ;i man more virtuous and more wise.' An unmarried man is but half of a perfect being, and it requires the other half to make things right; and it cannot be expected that in this imperfect state lie c m keep the straight path of rectitude, any more than a boat with one oar, or a bird with one wing, can keep a straight course. In nine cases out of ten...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
JOB PRINTING-. CARDS, CIRCULARS, HI LL-IIBA US, etc., Neatly Executed and on Reasonable Terms. ROOM NO. 1». Phoenix Building, cor. Sausome and Jackson sts. j ttlff' Orders received for HOOK IUNIMXC I in every style. SUBSCRIPTION'S received at this Office for the j fottotring Works of Art: " Reading the Emancipation Proclamation in a Slave Cabin." Proof impressions, handsomely framed,... .$7 " President Lincoln at Home." A striking like-, ness of the late President and youngest son. Proof, framed $5 " In Mf.mouiam." A Lithograph, large size, accompanying ''Puck," the Pacific Pictorial. Price, $2, which ent ties 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 a ; portrait of the celebrated colored Novelist, ALEX- j ANDER DUMAS. Also, correct likeness in char- j acter of IRA ALDRIDGE. the African Roscius. j I*. A. BELL, Agent. S. 11 O\VAR 1) , Hydraulic HOSE...
®lic €ltltator. Q [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
®lic €ltltator. Q SAN FRANCISCO: FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 18(15. The Elkvatok wilt be delivered to cuy sutiicribers by the carrier at 50 cunts per month. We will collect the subscriptions on the first Monday of every month, when we hope our friends will be prepared for lis. Subscriptions will be received by D. W. Ruffles No. 310 Jackson street ; K. A. Hall, 917 Washington street ;S. Howard, 320 Davis street; or by any member of the Executivu Committee. Bingle copies can be obtained a« above, and also at White A Bauer's New* Depot, 413 Washington street; Georgia lle&amp;'aurant, 923 K&gt; amy street, and at this office.
The Elevator Reading-Room [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
The Elevator Reading-Room We propose opening a Rending-Room as soon as fifty subscribers can be procured. The terms will be as follows: l'wo dollars entrance fee and twenty-five cents per week. The entrance fee will be used for fitting up the Rooms, and no money w ill be expended until the full number is obtained. Subsc ; ptions may be paid to Messrs. W. H. Yates, J. R. Starkey, R. A. Hall, or any member of the Executive Committee, and at this office. P. A. Bki.i..
NEW ARRANGEMENT [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
NEW ARRANGEMENT The period fur which the Executive Committee of the County of San Francisco were appointed will expire in a few days, and with it their connection with The Elevator, but not the interest which they feel for its success.— They have therefore piven the full and entire •ontrol, proprietary and otherwise, to the undersigned, who has heretofore acted as editor and business agent under the Publishing Committee. How Tiik Elevator has been conducted under his management, the columns of the paper bear testimony, the success of which has been unexampled in the history of newspapers conducted by colored men, and the undersighed refers thereto, during the eight months of its existence, as a guarantee of the future. The following testimonials from the Executive and Publishing Committees he presents as an evidence of the continued confidence of those with whom he lias been connected. P. A. BELL. S \n Francisco, Nov. 30th. I*. A. ISei.l—hear Sir:—lt is with feelings of regret, yet ...