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To Our Agents. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
To Our Agents. AY c arc reorganizing our Agencies and getting our books in order for the ensuing year. Our Agents will please send us a complete list of all their subscribers, how many have paid, and who. At tlm commencement of our publication several of our subscribers paid for six months; their subscriptions expired two months ago. Our Agents will please collect for the present term. We want a good traveling Agent. A man who can talk well and is a good walker can make money. PT Ihe American Han; now receives the Eastern telegraphic dispatches exclusively. The monopoly of the Associated Press is broken up, and whoever pays the rates can receive them. Many of our friends who have heretofore declined taking the Flag on account of the dispatches. can now accommodate themselves, and subscribe for a good Union paper. Apart from its liberal political principles, the Finn is the best literary daily in this country —its editorials have a classic beauty and terseness which is purely Addison...
MR. St WARD ON RECONSTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
MR. St WARD ON RECONSTRUCTION. Hon. Win. 11. Seward, Secretary of j State, lute Senator in Congress, ex-Gov-ernor (if the State of New York, has been visiting Auburn, "Sweet Auburn," and while there he made a little speech to his friends and neighbors, and the subject matter of his discourse was " Uecont struction," or reorganization of the rebellious States—we will not argue about the term, fur they mean the same thing. After eulogizing the great Lincoln, he : introduces "Andrew Johnson, tin; new President, a slaveholder in practice, tho" ! not in principle, yet in principle and association a Democrat"—as if modern American politics had not made these almost ' synonymous terms ; and he then proceeds to enlighten his hearers on the plan of reconstruction, as pursued by the present Administration, which he says is precisely ; the plan laid down by Abraham Lincoln. | That it was President Lincoln's plan we J ! readily admit; lint would President Lincoln have employed such means to car...
Legislative Proceedings. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
Legislative Proceedings. The Legislature of California effected a permanent organization on Tuesday, sth inst. In the Senate, S. P. Wright, of Del Norte, was elected President pro tein, .Tohn White, was elected Secretary, Chas. W. Gorham, Assistant Secretary, John Moran Sergeant at Arms, and James Lane, Assistant. In the Assembly, John Yule, of Placer, was elected Speaker, and J. W. Wilcox, of Mariposa, Speaker pro-tcm; Marcus I&gt;. Boruek, editor of the Spirit of the Time.-', was elected Clerk, and J. 11. Roberts, Assistant, 15. Pore, Sergeant at Arms, and Chas. Roberts, Assistant. The above are all good Union men. We don't know as they are all sound on the suffrage question, but we believe if it should come to a party vote, they will all be in favor of it and use their influence to cany it through. S veral colored men who have heretofore held subordinate positions, have been re-appointed.
Au Evening with the Muses. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
Au Evening with the Muses. A brilliant and varied entertainment will be given on Tuesday evening' next, for the benefit of A. M. E. Church, Powell street, under tlie auspices of the sublime poetess and sincere philanthropist, Miss Eliza A. Pittsinger, who will read some of her own beautiful poems and choice selections from other well known authors. Our own bard, J. Madison Bell, will also read extracts from liis patriotic poem, "The Day and the War." Madam A. Pindell, the well known vocalist, will introduce an entirely new song, entitled "Beautiful Dreamer.'' This song has never been sung in public in this country, and we believe Madam Pindell is in possession of the only copy. It is very popular in the Eastern States. She will also sing Miss I'ittsinger's patriotic ode, "The National Rally," music liy Martin Simonsen. Mr. A. C. Taylor, organist of the church, whose merits as a pianist are well known, will accompany Madam Pindell. Lectuke by Mr. I'. K. Cole.—We at- | tended the lect...
HON SCHUYLER COLFAX. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
HON SCHUYLER COLFAX. lii our issue of September Bth we stated that Mr. It. A. Hull, Corresponding Secretary of the San Francisco Executive 'Committee, had addressed a note to the above named gentleman, when in this city, inviting him " to address the colored people of this city on subjects which ho might deem of benefit to them and of interest to the country," to which note Mr. llall received no answer, and we thought the honorable gentleman hail treated us discourteously. Mr. Colfax noticed our remarks, which were copied in the Hostou Com mo n xwalth, and addressed the following explanatory note to that paper, which in justice we republish. The answer sent bv Mr. Colfax was never received by Mr. llall. South Bknd, Ind., Oct. 20. Editor Commonwealth :—ln your paper of the 21st instant you state that the San Francisco Elevator, the colored people's paper, charges that, though I was twice invited by letter to address them, 1 treated their letters with neglect; and you remark editorial...
Public Meeting in Mariposa. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
Public Meeting in Mariposa. A public meeting of the colored citizens of Mariposa was held ou Tuesday evening, November 21st, on which occasion Mr. B. Cole was appointed Chairman, E. Smith, Secretary, and W. A. Davis, Treasurer. The Chairman stated that (he object of the meeting, which was to hear the report of Mr. Moses L. Rogers, the delegate to the Convention from Mariposa. Mr. Rogers ou being called upon responded in an eloquent address, in which he urged union and action by the colored people of this county, and throughout the entire State, in order to secure our rights and to carry out the work the Convention has commenced. We had begun battling for our rights as citizens, and we must not give up the work, but continue until it is completed. We must use every available means to develop our abilities, and convince the Anglo Saxon race that we are capable of exercising our political rights, and are fully entitled to "Equality before the law." Moved, by L. A. Monroe, that in accor...
Lecture on the Freedmen. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 8 December 1865
Lecture on the Freedmen. A Committee of gentlemen requested Rev. John J. Moore, to deliver a lecture on the above important suljeet to which he made the following reply : San Francisco, Dec. 2d. To Messrs. \\ . Jl. llall, G. W. Dennis, N. Cook and others : Gentlemen :—I received your polite invitation requesting me to deliver a lecture on the subject of i'reedmen's rights to the Southern lands. 1 fully appreciate your solicitations and, no preventing Providence, 1 will endeavor to comply with your request on tilt; second Thursday in January next ensuing. Yours with great respect, J. J. Moore.
From Dickena* All the War Round. The I'oisou ( liaiubci- of Ptii is. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
From Dickena* All the War Round. The I'oisou ( liaiubci- of Ptii is. Setting aside all rt forence to the politi- ; cal crimes committed during the long reign of Louis the Fourteenth, the "grand jtnonarquc" of worn-out tradition, there 'were many social stains which sadly dimmed its reputed splendor. Amongst these, the series of events which French writers call " L'affaire des poisons,'' is undoubtedly the most remarkable, though it has been made—at least in modern times—iio very prominent subject of discussion. The trial of the Marchioness de Brinvilliers, for poisoning her father, her brother, and other victims, has usu ally absorbed public attention, as if she and her immediate accomplices were simply associated in guilt that was special to themselves ; but this Brinvilliers case was far from being an isolated one. On the cont ary, it was but the precursor of a general system of poisoning. Society, tainted by the very worst vices, was widely infected by the desire which prompted L...
IVew York as !)««rrilicil t>y a trench Critic. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
IVew York as !)««rrilicil t&gt;y a trench Critic. M. Duver ier do liauranrie, the younger, who passed some time in America, not long ago, has published in the Uevue des Deux Atomies a summary of his observations in tho United States, under ?ho title ot '* Might Months in American.'' lie says of New York : i lie first wight of New York is repulsive and vulvar; it is a large village whieu dates l.oui yesterday, without monuments, without recollections, without limits, c cro iching upon tho surrounding country in proportion as it wants new houses and new stores. Its dirty .-tret ts, the squares overgrown with grass and busnwood, its omnibuses nnd unsightly railroad cars,the irregular houses pasted over with c .los&gt;.-al advertisements ; 'astly, its popu'ation unpleasant, morose, husy, and lull of cares; jost ing each other and thronging ainid carts and wagons, present the disagreeable spectacle ot a bazaar in the open air. Neither the Boulevards of Paris or the Strand...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
JOB PRINTING. CARDS, CIRCULARS, 111 LL-HK AIJS, etc., Neatly Executed ami on Reasonable Terms. ROOM NO. 9. Pbcßnix Building, cor. Sansome and Jackson sts. iSr Orders received for BOOK BINDING ha eyery style. SUBSCRIPTIONS received at thin Oflice (or the C 5 following Works of Art: " Reading the Emancipation Proclamation in a Slave Cabin." Proof impressions, handsomely framed $7 j " Prenident Lincoln at Home." A striking likenew of the late President and youngest son. Proof, framed ¥5 " In M f.mori am." A Lithograph, large size, accompanying •'Puck the Pacific Pictorial. Price, $2, which ent ties the purchaser to twelve 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 ot the celebrated colored Novelist, ALEXANDER DUMAS Also, cocrect likeness in character of IRA ALDRIDUE, the African Roscius. P. A. BELL, Agent. S. II OWAIt I) , Hydraulic IIOSK Mautifitrtiiror, BY MACHINE ...
81) t dictator. Q [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
81) t dictator. Q SAN FRANCISCO: FLUDAY DEOEMHEK 15, !««;.*». City igrnt i" V. BULL Thk Eijsvatuk will be delivered to city subscriber* by the currier at 50 coits pt r month. We will collccl the *üb.-oriptions on the tirs»t Monday of every mmitli, when we hope our friends will be prepared for us. Subscriptions v.ill be received by D. W. Unfits No. 310 Jack oo streui; K. A. lUII, 'J 17 VVushiiißC-1 ton street; 8. Howard, 320 liaris street; or by ; *ny member of ihe Executive Committee. Single copies can be obtained as nbove, and aUt. j at White Bauer's News Di pot. 413 Washington j street; Georgia Ues'aurant, 92:&gt; Kearny street,! »cd at tbirt office. -
The Elevator Readitig-Room. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
The Elevator Readitig-Room. We propose opening a Reading-Room as i soon as fifty subscribers can be procured. The j terms will be as follows: Two dollars entrance See and twenty-five cents per week. The entrance fee will be used for fitting up j the Rooms, and no money will be expended un- j «il the full number is obtained. Subsc Options may bo paid to Messrs. \V. H. j Yatks, J- It. St.vrkkt, It. A. Hall, or any| *acinber of the Executive Committee, and at] this office. I*. A. Hell, j
NEW ARRANGEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
NEW ARRANGEMENT. The period for which the Executive Commit-! tec of the County of San Francisco were ap- i pointed will expire in a few days, and with it j their connection with Tin'. Ei.kvatob, but not: the interest which they feel for its success — | They have therefore given the full and entire 1 control, proprietary and otherwise, to the un-!' dersigned, who has heretofore acted as editor *nd business agent under the Publishing Committee. How Tiik Elkvator has been con-!, ductcd under his management, the columns of the paper bear testimony, the success of which has been unexampled in the history of newspa- j pers conducted bv colored men, and the under- ! sighed refers thereto, during the eight months of its existence, a.s a guarantee of the future. ! The following testimonials from the Executive ! ; and Publishing Committees he presents as an i evidence of the continued confidence of those | &gt; with whom he has been connectcd. ( P. A. 8E1.1.. , Wan Francisco, Nov. 30t...
LEGISLATING ON THE NEGRO [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
LEGISLATING ON THE NEGRO " Mr. LoNfi, of Tkhama ami Collsa, pave | notice of a liill to prevent the immigration of negroes into the State of California." We copy the above from the proceedings in the Assembly on Friday last. .Mr. Long is a Copperhead, and doubtless one of the breed who fears negro equality, lie can view the negro in no other light than a.s a slave or his superior. He evidently fears if they immigrate here in any quantity they will soon become his political and social equals, and eventually his mental superiors. Handagc expert —why would the liono- ! table gentleman from Tehama and Colusa | prevent the immigration ol negroes into 'this State? Are they not freemen and j citizens? Are they not "endowed with I the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?" And if they • think they can find "happiness" in the j State of California, why would the honora-; ; bio gentleman prevent them? They are Americans by birth and habits; an honest, industrious ...
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES The usual entertainments of thin festive season commenced on Tuesday evening in A. M. E. Union Church, Powell street. — Miss Eliza A. I'ittsinger g - ave a rich intellectual feast for the benefit of fhe Church, i and it was worthy of her reputation as a philanthropist and a poet. She read seve- | ral original productions, among which was :a stirring patriotic poem, called "The I Eagle." It was written during the war, land is prophetic of the final termination. . This, as well as her other pieces, was well given, and showed the varied talent of this lady. She also read some choice selections from other authors, including Byron's " Isles of (irecce." This beautiful heroic poem was read with spirit and artistic elegance of expression. Miss I'ittsinger was in better voice and "condition" than at her former entertainment, and gave greater ell'ect to her subjects, Powell Street Church is a far preferable place to read in than Dashaway Ilall ; it is easier filled with s...
Our Holiday Advertisements. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
Our Holiday Advertisements. Wo refer our readers who are pre paring for the Holidays, to our advertising columns. Eating is most essential, not only " for a day, but for all time," and a good square j meal can be obtained at the Georgia or j Union restaurants. Brown's bakery, 1223 Stockton street, | will supply pies and cakes, and tho ice j cream of the "Pioneer Caterer," Mr. C. Smith, cannot be excelled. He also furnishes boned turkies, pickled oysters, ! and every delicacy for a " New Year's ta- ; ble," in the original New York style.— | Mrs. George, 630 Green street, also supplies superior ice cream and confectionary. In the clothing department, Wm. Sherman iV Co., corner of Sansome and Commercial streets, import their goods direct from New York. You can select any article of gentlemen's apparel from their numerous stock, or have your garments made to order. Messrs. &lt;i. Forest Walter &amp; Co., " Excelsior " merchant tailors, No. Oil Sacramento street, will war...
Foder;il and State Messages. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
Foder;il and State Messages. We have never know a time when the messages of the Federal and State Exocutiveß created less excitement than the present; and just now, at the termination of a long and disastrous war, when the country is settling down to its normal condition, and a true Republic, such as our fathers fought for aud imagined they had perfected, is about being established, we should expect that everybody would be on the qui vive lor the messages, but the contrary is the case—nobody seems tocarc anything about them. We have received from the Executive ! Department of the State of California, a j copy of the first biennial message of Gov. ! Low. It is a well written State paper, and an a literary production will compare favorably with any document of the kind j it is above the average. The message gives a clean exposition of the State finances, showing they are in a prosperous condition. The Governor also shows the condition of the State Institu. tions, State and swamp lands...
Congressional and Legislative. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 15 December 1865
Congressional and Legislative. Oar Federal and State Legislative bodies arc not yet fully in harness, nor have they commenced, business. Thanksgiving intervening and the near approach of the holidays incapacitate members far hard, active work, hence our report* are crude and indefinite. The following is about all of importance that had been done : COMPRESSION u. The grade of General-in-Chief in the army is to be revived for the purpose of Iwstowing the rank on Gen. Grant. The Jury Hill.—The bill introduced by Senator Doolittle on the lirst day of the session, relating to the qualification of •Jurors, is for the purpose of relieving any difficulty that may oeenr in prospective trials for treason. Amendments to ttir Constitution.—Official information is received at the State Department of the adoption of the amendment to the Constitution, upon the subject of slavery, by the legislatures of twentythree States. Telegraphic information was received of the adoption of the amendment by Nor...