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A Fragment of Southern History. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
A Fragment of Southern History. BY AN F. F. V. Some months previous to the close of the war, while I resided in the Old Dominion, a little incident came under my observation which I will try to relate. A friend invited me to take a ride into the country, one pleasant afternoon, remarking tlyit I should haye the privilege of seeing a curiosity, as well as have a ride. I readily accepted the tempting invitation. We left the city behind us, and took the road that leads to Suffolk, our destination being Bowers Hill. Our way lay through a swamp, a continuation of the Dismal Swamp. 'J he road was a fine one, a " corduroy," built by Yankee Mudsills and Greasy Mechanics. We passed all the guards without any trouble (my friend having procured a pass before starting), and after a few hours' ride arrived at what used to be a large old plantation, now looking like a city of tents. Where the overseer's tin horn once called slaves to work, the rattle of the drum was now heard calling thousands of...
A Munificent Gift. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
A Munificent Gift. The Boston Post tells a good story in regard to the Messrs. Lelands, of this city,which speaks well fir their liberality: " A few weeks since, one of the churches in t'ue vidage of Chester, (Vermont,) through their trustees, resolved to replace the old bell in their church with a new one, and it was proposed to procure the new bell by a general subscription. A gent'eman waited upon the Messrs. Lelands, of the Metropolitan Hotel, of New York (who are natives of Chester, and worshipped at this church), with a subscription list. 'How much do you want V interrogated the Lelands. 4As much as you choose to give,' replied the gentleman. 'How much will the new bell cost?' ' Six hundred dollars,' was the reply.— ' Well, then,' responded the Lelands, 'order your bell, put it up, and send the bill to us and we'll pay it, What money you have subscribed put into the poor fund of the church. Chester,' continued the brothers, 'is our native place, and we consider it a privilege ...
ft EURO SUFFRAGE. An address deliveredby John M. Langs on, Esq., cf Ohio, before the Colored Men's Convention of Indiana, at Indianapolis, October 25th. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
ft EURO SUFFRAGE. An address deliveredby John M. Langs on, Esq., cf Ohio, before the Colored Men's Convention of Indiana, at Indianapolis, October 25th. In the bread and far-reaching track of slavery, across this country, wo witness a i grand desolation of civil and political rights. Every class in the American population can enter its complaint that it has been shorn of many rights and privileges, by reason of its existence. Hut none can utter that long, loud, lamentable complaint, making the ear to tingle and the heart to bleed, that can be utter--1 ed by the negro, the immediate victim of its barbarous torture. As a slave ho has j been denied himself, his wife, his children, and his earnings. And when emancipated his freedom has been, in some sense, a mockery, because he has been deprived of those civil and political rights and powers which render enfranchised manhood valuable, and its dignities a blessing. | THE NEGRO NOT CONTENT WITH MERE EMANCIPATION. The negro is not' content...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
JOB PRINTING. CARDS, CIRCULARS, BILL-HEADS, etc., Neatly Executed aud on Reasonable Terras IiOOM NO. 9. Phueuix Building, cor. Sansome aud Jackson fcts. Orders received for BOOK BINDING in every style. SUBSCRIPTIONS received at this Office for the following Works of Art: " Reading the Emancipation Proclamation in a Slave Cabin." Proof impressions, handsomely framed,... .$7 " President Lincoln at Home." A striking likeness of the late President and youngest son. Proof, framed $. r &gt; " In Memoriam." A Lithograph, large size, accompanying "Puck," the Pacific Pictorial. Price, $2, which entries 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 of the celebrated colored Novelist, ALEXANDER DUMAS. Also, correct likeness in character of IRA ALDRIDGE, the African Roecius. P. A. BELL, Agent. Real Estate Agency. JP- -A.. BELL, REAL ESTATE AGENT. ...
®I)C (KUtator. o [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
®I)C (KUtator. o SAN FRANCISCO: FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, 1865. City Agrnt 7,. K. HEI.I, Tin; Elevator will be delivered to city subscribers by thi! carrier at 50cmta per month. Wo will collect the subscriptions on the last Monday of every month, wheu we hope oar friends will be prepared fur us. Subscriptions will be received by I). W. Rupees No. 310 Jackson sireet; R. A. Hull, 917 Wuliiugton street; S. Howard, 32f&gt; Divis ctreet; or by any member of the Executive Committee. Sdrlo copi** can be obtained as above, and also at White A B»ner'« Nows D pot, 413 Washington I ■•treet ; 0 orgia R 1 'uurnnt, 023 Kearny htrcet, I and at this office.
Our Visit to San Jose. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
Our Visit to San Jose. P.y invitation of our friend Mr. Win. A. Smith, wo spent our Christmas in that delightful little city. We were welcomed, as usual by hosts of friends, and every means wore used to render our transient visit one of pleasure and instruction. We visited the Mercury and Patriot offices, and were cordially received by Messrs. Owen and Cottle of the Mercury, and Mr. Murdoch of the Patriot. The San Jose Institute gave a Christmas Festival on Monday evening for the benefit of the school library, at which some of the principal inhabitants of the city were present, together with their families. This school is under the supervision of Mr. Peter W. Cassey, who is assisted by Miss Mania Wright, and is in a fine state of progression. Both princi pal and assistant are well fitted by natural endowments and amiability of disposition for the stations they occupy. The iifxt term will commence on the Bth of January, and we hope the school will open with increased prospects of suc...
OUR CELEBRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
OUR CELEBRATION. Wo have every prospect of having a ! glorious celebration on the first of January. The weather is propitious and | oven the elements seem to favor us. Our jCommittees are working like beavers making the needful arrangements, preparing decorations, having banners painted | and mounted, and getting ready all the necessary paraphernalia for the occasion. ; Our ollicers have been judiciously selected; 'theorator is well known for his ability and patriotism and we may expect a production worthy his reputation and the occasion. The poet laureate of the West, has composed a poem full of brilliant thoughts, beautiful imagery and sublime illustrations. It will be published and for sale on .Monday immediately after it is delivered. It will also be for sale at Cornish's, No. (522 Mattery street ; Ruggles', 310 Jackson street; May Flower Saloon ; Georgia and Union Restaurants ; Bass' Hair Dressing Saloon, and at the office of The Elevator. \\ e understand that some of our trade...
In Memoriam. i f ...... .i» H [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
In Memoriam. i f ...... .i» H Death has again visited the household of our friends and taken from a family circle, where she was loved and cherished, oue j whom it was our pleasure to know and! honor for a long, long series of years. Mrs. Rosetta Lee C'owes, wife of James C. Cowes, died on Thursday, 28th instant, aged 55 years. Mrs, Cowes was born in Troy, N. Y., but lived in the city of New! York for many years. She was widely known, and loved and respected by all. Thus oue by one are the friends and associates of my youth crossing the river, j and my heart, like a " Muffled drum is beating " Funeral marches to the grave.'' Mrs. Cowes leaves a large and sorrow- j ing family to mourn her loss. Her three sons, Morris, Robert and Frank, and her' daughter, Mrs. F. O. Barbadoes, and her' husband, the choice of her youth and the solace of her age, have our sympathy in' their bereavement.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
We commence on our first page the address of John Mercer Langston, Esq., of j Ohio, before the Colored Men's Convention |of Indiana. Mr. Langston is a lawyer eminent in his profession, and a gentleman of superior education, refined manners, and acknowledged ability. He is nearly white, and one of that class who, in the State of Ohio, are allowed to vote, being neither " negro nor mulatto," having the extra drop of Caucasian blood in his veins.— Notwithstanding, Mr. Langston exercise his right with disfavor, dooming it more a degradation than an honor. The Address, which we copy from the Indiana Stale Gazette, published at Indianapolis, is almost too long for our columns, and wc had intended only publishing extracts from it, but we find it so apposite to the present occasion that we are constrained to give the whole of it. It occuj pies so much space that we will continue I it until finished, which will be in three sucj cossive numbers of The Elevator. | Major Stratman presented us a...
Oar Holiday Advertisers. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
Oar Holiday Advertisers. Our columns begin to present a more business like appearance. Advertisements give life and animation to a newspaper, and are evidences of increasing prosperity I and enlarged circulation. We refer to the ! following new advertising cards, and re- ; commend the dealers to the patronage of our readers : For China, Glass or Metalic Ware, Cutlery, Lamps, etc., go to 15. Nathan's, No. S GIG Kearny street. Frank 0. Edwards, No. 64G Clay street, has the cheapest and finest assortment of carpets, paper hangings and window shades. Wm. Dick &amp; Co., stall No. 4T&gt;, Washington Market, have on hand "California j Sugar-cured Hams," and all kinds of cured meats. Sherriff Brothers' Photographic Gallery, corner of Clay and Kearny streets. They arc professors of their art, and warrant; their work to give satisfaction. Louis Imliaus has superior cigars, I smoking and chewing tobacco, fancy pipes etc. Give him a call, corner Com-j meroial and Sansome street...
COMMUNICATION S. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
COMMUNICATION S. [for the Elevator J The Pacific Railroad. By .'i resolution of the lute Convention of colored citizens of this State, a Committee was appointed to ask the co-opera-tion of the railroad companies in procuring the labor of from twenty to forty thousand freedmen to complete this great National enterprise. How shall this be done ? is the first question to be settled. There are now many thousands of unemployed freedmen in the Southern States, ■ who would be only too happy to obtain employment at reasonable remuneration, j and especially where they would assured | protection to life and liberty, which as yet lis not guaranteed them in their native States. There are twenty thousand now in Texas who could be marched on the ; route before Spriug, whose labor would be I eagerly sought for by farmers, miners and others(if not immediately on the railroad), at wages both advantageous to the employers and beneficial to themselves.— Hundreds of families are anxious to pro- ! cure ...
For The Elevator. Something Interesting to Loyal Men. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
For The Elevator. Something Interesting to Loyal Men. l T p»n the arrival of every steamer from Mexico to this port, comes one or more of that outraged class who have forfeited all immunities of citizenship ; they mingle with the passing crowd unnoticed by any one, and very soon are again in some shape rendering aid to the enemies of the Government; A very short time since, Thomas J. Lesprege, formerly of Stockton, and once a leading Democratic member in the California Legislature, who went, to join the rebellion and done some service, returned via Mazatlan, once more to feed upon the credulity of those who had oi; e confided in his integrity—and now with bra/.&amp;n efi'rontry comes the son of that public robber, John 15. Floyd, Buchanan's Secretary of War, and who himself, as if to complete the hellish iustincts of his disgraced father, was recently an officer on board the pirate Florida. The advent of these worthies may escape attention, from the fact, that to avoid notic...
To Our Ageut3. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
To Our Ageut3. We are reorganizing our Agencies and getting our books in order for the ensuing year. Our Agents will please scud us a complete list of all their subscribers, how many have paid, and who. At the 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. New Agents.—Mr. Edward McCahe, our General Agent for El Dorado county, has appointed the following sub-Agents: James Cefos, Mud Springs ; SIMEON Cary, Colona, and Robert 11. Small, Shingle Springs. All good men and true. Mr. Isaac Flood will act as Agent for this paper in Alameda. Sacramento, I)cc. 19ili. Mr. EniTon.—SirPermit me to correct an error that appeared in The Elevator of the 22d inst., in regard to the position which colored men occupy in the Senate of this State. You have inadvertly classed us all ...
NEW ARRANGEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
NEW ARRANGEMENT. The period for which the Executive Committee of the County of San Francisco were np-1 pointed 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 given the full and entire \ control, proprietary and otherwise, to the un- j dersigned, who has heretofore acted as editor and business agent under the Publishing Com-! mittee. llow Tim Elevator has been conducted under his management, the columns of the paper bear testimony, the success of which j has been unexampled in the history of newspapers conducted by colored men, and the under■fcighed refers thereto, during the eight months j of its existence, as a guarantee of the future. The following testimonials from the Executive ! i and Publishing Committees he presents as an ' evidence of the continued confidence of those | with whom he has been connected. P. A. BELL. San Francisco, Nov. 30th. P.A.Bell—Dear Sir:—lt is with feel...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
DIED. In Red Bluff, Wednesday morning, December j 27tli, Anna, daughter of Charles H. and Martha ! M. Delvecchio, in the 16th year of her age. [Buffalo papers please copy.] In this city, on Tuesday, 19th instant, Mrs. i Mahala Smith, a native of Washington, D. C., aged 39 years. [Washington and New York papers please copy. J In Jackson, on the 13th inst., William Orphious, only child of William and Margaret 15. Byrd, aged 9 months and '23 days. " When I would comfort myself against sorrow my heart is faint within me."—[Jerm. 8 c. 1 18v. [Springfield, Mass., Republican, and Colored Citizen please copy, i —
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
I m~-m -.1 I. - .. ■■ —. NOTICE. The Ladies' Union Benevolent Society gratefully acknowledge a donation of twenty dollars ($2O) from Samuel BrannAn, Esq. Gornei.xa Depee, President. B. FIETC HEB, Secretary. MASONIC NOTICE. At a Stated Communication of Olive A Branch Lodge No. 5, F. and A. M., j held December 12th, the following ' Brothers were duly elected, and installed on December 19th: Henry Tolbert, W. M. Alexander Cochran, S. W. James 11. Bell, J. W. Edward Quinn, Tres. Nelson Cook, Hec'y. Joseph J. Jaques, S. D. John R. Blake, ) 0 » i Wm. S. Scott, 5 Stewards. Chas. B. Benjamin, )M, r , Aaron Cisco, $ * Francis Lisbon, Tyler. The election and installation of Officers was J , held by the authority of the D. D. G. M., Wil-j I Ham 11. Yates. Nelson Cook, Sec'y. ! Ran Francisco, Dec. 27, 1865. NOTICE. Annual Election for Officers of the Ladies' Pacific Accumulating Benevolent Association, I was held on Friday evening, 22d inst. Mrs. Eliza A. Phillips, President. " Elizabeth Scott,...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
lUTICK. The Members of the Executive Committee for the City and County of San Francisco are ! hereby requested to meet on WEDNESDAY, j' January Ud, 18(5f&gt;, ut Masonic Hall, corner ! of Broadway and Stockton street, at 11 o'clock ' A. M., precisely, to transact business of impor- | tance. l'er order, F. O. Barbadojw, President. S. Howard, Secretary. ROVI C K . The colored citizens of San Francisco having resolved to Celebrate the approaching Anniversary of National Emancipation, the undersigned, in their behalf, hereby cordially invite the Public Schools, Benevolent and Mechanical . Associations, Draymen and Manufacturers to ] unite with them, and they will be assigned j places in the Procession. The colored citizens residing in the interior ! are hereby cordially invited to co-operate with their friends in San Francisco, in this celebra- ! tion. Associations desiring to turn out, and parties j coming as Delegates from the interior, will ! please communicate, as early as p...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Elevator — 29 December 1865
PROGRAMME OV THE THIRD AN N I VERSARY OK PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, January Ist, 1866. OflUcer* of Ihe 1)« &gt;* t President : Rev. J. J. MOORE. Itee Presidents : D. W. Ruggles, S. Howard, ! J.\s. Johnson, G. W. Dennis, E. P. Hilton, J. 11. Bell, .I.l'. Dyer, John A. Barber, E. \V. Parker, San Francisco. Rev. P. Kili ngwortii, Sonoma. E. llatton, Nnpa. S. P. Clanton, Solano. J. Flood, Alameda. \V. A. Smith, Santa Clara. Chaplain—Rev. J. M. Flowers. Oratov—Rev. T. M. 1). Wan I). Poel—J. M. Bell. litaikr—lt. A. Hall. Marshal—S. Peneton. Committee of Arrangements! I). W. Ruggles, R. A. Hall, J. P. Dyer, Wm. Montgomery, »S. Howard, F. G. Barbadoes, J. Madison Bell, Geo. A. Deval, I A. Lomey, E. W. Parker, N. Cook, J. R. Bi.ake, J. E. Brown, S. Peneton, M. Howard, J. A. Reeder, . J. Smallwood, J. D. Carter. 11. F. Sampson, L. Berry, Geo. Smith, C. Bass, E. Quin, J. Riker. Jas. 11. Bell. Order of I'roeenHion. To assemble at A. M. E. Church, Powell street, at 9 ...