June 23, 1865

Macomb Journal

“The Beginning.”

            The Eagle still harps on negro equality. It devotes nearly a column in last week’s issue to this interesting theme. The Eagle man is afraid, if allowed to do so, that a negro will become his superior, and hence he he awaits the action of our legislature in pulling down the barriers which prevented a negro from becoming a resident of the State. He fears to have a negro as his neighbor lest the negro be more respected than he is. He is horror struck at the idea that if a negro should become our “best citizen” he should have social and political preferment. We think that no community ever suffered by giving social and political preferment to her best citizens. The Eagle man pathetically implores us to answer the question whether we are in “favor of allowing the negro to vote, to hold office, and marry whites.” We candidly reply that when the law taxes the negro the same as a white man, and in war makes him liable to a draft the same as a white man, we can see no reason why he should not vote the same as a white man. We have been educated to believe that taxation without representation is oppression. About the negro holding office, we believe that the people should be left perfectly free to do just as they please in the matter. We want no legislative restrictions on the subject. We have that confidence in the intelligence and virtue of the people to believe that they can be trusted in the selection of their officers, and when a community wants a negro for dog pelter or any other office, they should be left perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way. And furthermore, if the Eagle man should be legally entitled to a wife, and should fall in love with a thick lipped, greasy-skinned, kinky-haired daughter of Africa, and she should reciprocate the affection, we should say it is none of our business, every one to their own tastes in that matter.


Fourth of July.



            J. P. Updegraff, S. H. Williams, H. L. Ross, O. F. Piper, Joseph Burton, C. W. Dallam, George Eyre, John Knappenberger, and A. Blackburn.

To Raise Funds.

            T. M. Jordan, J. W. McIntosh, C. V. Chandler, F. R. Kyle, and C. F. Wheat.


            D. G. Tunnicliff, W. E. Withrow, and Rev. J. O. Metcalf.


            George W. Bailey, L. Clisby, R. H. Broaddus, F. R. Kyle, and J. H. Baker.


            T. Chandler, J. M. Campbell, L. Johnson, Dr. McCandless, J. Knappenberger, J. E. Wyne, A. E. Floyd, J. F. Wadham, John McElrath, and John H. Hungate.

This committee was also appointed a committee of reception, to receive the returning volunteers upon their return, in an appropriate manner, at the depot in Macomb.



Kirby’s Harvester,

At old Prices.



            Purchasers have no freight or charges to pay. SELF RAKE can be attached at any time without injuring the Machine as a Hand Raker. It has a flexible Mowing Bar, and cuts close on the roughest meadows.




Everybody Make Arrangements to be at Macomb,

            On the Glorious Old Fourth. When we will have such a celebration as never has been surpassed.

The different committees in the different departments are sparing neither pains nor money to make it an occasion never to be forgotten. A No. 1 band of music from Quincy, will give life to the exercises. Speakers from the different parts of the country will be there to orate. Soldiers of our Country, come and spend the Fourth in Macomb, and we’ll make you feel that we appreciate your services in our behalf. Come and eat. A table will be spread with the substantials and delicacies of life, sufficient to feed all and some left. The committee on provisions are the fellows who know how to get up the good things. Come and be satisfied. – Let every body come and bring their neighbors with them.

Now that this cruel war is over, rebellion crushed, traitors subdued, and the war no failure, our Union soldiers home, the Old Stars and Stripes floating proudly and triumphantly over every State in the Union, let every patriot father, mother, son and daughter, come to Macomb the 4th of July and bring the children along, and we’ll have a time long to be remembered.

As we desire to have a celebration in which every body can participate and feel at home and share the honors, we invite cordially to come, and bring anything to satisfy the inner man. Fetch you roast pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, &c. Fetch your light cake, biscuits your pies, custards and whatever else you please, and if a basket don’t hold it put it in a tub, and we’ll show the soldier boys if they were starved in rebel prisons, they shall not be in Macomb on the 4th of July.

By order of




On Wednesday evening, 21st inst., a Black Silk Shawl somewhere between the residences of R. H. Broaddus and J. H. Cummings. The finder will confer a favor on the undersigned, by returning it to this office.

Mrs. Ann Broaddus.


The Returned Soldiers.

            The following are the names of the men composing Companies A and C, of the 84th, who have returned home after having served their three years.

Company A.

            Captain – Willis Edson.

Lieutenants – L. N. Mitchell, John S. Walker.

Sergeants – John McCabe, W. S. Odell, George C. Archer, Edward Case.

Corporals – J. Shoopman, J. Parks, R. L. Morris, N. Owens, C. W. Misner.

Privates – F. Carnahan, J. Crane, J. S. Clark, B. F. Clarke, J. W. Davis, G. M. Dutz, M. Nolon, A. Rennick, J. T. Reno, C. Tuggle, G. R. Vorhies, T. W. White, C. H. Whiting, Zac Wilson.

Company C.

            Captain – William Ervin.

Lieutenants – Joseph G. Waters, Wm. F. Jones.

Sergeants – John S. Provine, Daniel Woolley, George W. Maxwell, Wesley C. Herron, Elijah Stratton.

Corporals – Josiah J. Hammer, Chas. W. Pennington, Thomas J. Martin.

Privates – Daniel Avery, David Brown, William A. Chapman, James O. Erwin, Charles W. Fee, John M. Harris, George W. Harris, James Johnston, Anthony Kemble, John W. Neal, James Purdam, John W. Stratton, Henry Sumpter, John W. Sweeney, Samuel A. Smith, Jeptha M. Tandy, Cyrus Wetherall, Geiry E. W. White, Frederick Wilkinson.


At Home.

Mr. Magie, proprietor of the Journal, arrived home on Wednesday, in company with the other members of the 78th from this section. He requests us to state that he will be ready to resume the quill next week. He has purchased new type and other material for the paper, which will be put to use as soon as received.


            → The Eagle man wants to know if “balderdash” is the kind of “dash” served up at the Girard House in Chicago. Let him ask his friend who presides over the south side of the Court House, he is better “posted” than we are.


            → “John Brown’s soul is marching on,” and has reached Macomb, for the editor of the Eagle has turned “nigger catcher.” He says he intends to take “George” in as associate editor next Fall. It will be a good firm as far as “equality” goes.


The Welcome.

On last Saturday a large concourse of people assembled at the depot in this city to receive the returning boys of the 84th. As soon as the cars stopped, three cheers were proposed for the 84th, which were given with with a will. A procession was then formed, and marched to the public square, where a splendid dinner was served to the soldiers. The boys did not eat, as much as might have been expected, owing to the fact, as we suppose, that they were “too full of home.”

C. F. Wheat, Esq., made the welcoming speech, which was responded to by Col. Waters, of the 84th in his usual happy style.

Altogether it was such a reception as befitted the gallant boys who had so nobly battled for the right during last three years, and one long to be remembered by the givers as well as receivers.


            → Elder Lowe has been holding a series of meetings, during the last week, at the Christian Church.


Arrival of the 78th.

Companies I and C of the 78th regiment, which were raised in this county, arrived in this city on Wednesday morning last. The citizens had made arrangements to give them a suitable reception, but owing to the negligence, carelessness or stupidity of the man who was delegated to telegraph us of their coming, our people were taken by surprise. The gallant soldiers were not, however, neglected. They were all sumptuously provided for at the Randolph Hotel, except such as accepted invitations to the houses of friends. The boys generally look well and hearty. We will publish next week a list of the names of those returning with these two companies.


            → Frank E. Fowler, formerly of this paper, is about starting a new paper at Carthage, Hancock County. – Frank will wake up the Cops. in that county, and make them wish to crawl in their holes and draw the holes in after them. We wish him an abundance of political and pecuniary prosperity.



George is a name that the “Father of Our Country” bore, and we honor and reverence the name for his sake, and “George” is the name of the man on the east side of the square who sells such good and cheap goods – George W. Bailey we mean, on the corner of Jackson and Randolph streets. George is gaining in popularity every day, if we may judge by the way his store is crowded with customers.


Pic Nic.

The members of the Presbyterian Sabbath School held a pic nic at Wolf Grove on Tuesday last. We understand they had a pleasant time.


“The People’s Favorite.”

            The photograph gallery of Thomas & Danley, on the south side of the square, has gained the name of “The People’s Favorite Gallery.” Whether deserved or not, we know that they take good pictures there – natural and life-like. They solicit a visit from all whether you with to “sit” or not.


            → The school house, now being built near the second ward school house, is prospering finely. The foundation is about completed, and the brick walls will soon be started. When finished the house will be an ornament to the city, and we hope it will prove a blessing.


Go to the Best.

For the best coffee, sugar, teas, molasses, &c., &c., go to Watkins & Co’s new brick store southeast corner of the square, and you will be sure to get them. Boots and shoes also on hand and for sale cheap.


Spread Eagle.

The night was dark beyond description, great flashes of lightning played across the heavens, and fitful gusts of wind swept sadly by, as a party were rapidly approaching their homes, but they heeded not the gloom nor the threatening storm, or they thought alone of the beautiful Cartes de Visite for them at Hawkins & Philpot’s Picture Gallery, southeast corner of the square.


Burton & Hall.

We have noticed an unusual rush at Burton & Hall’s store this week, owing to the fact that they have just received a large and new stock of goods and are selling them at low figures. – They are now selling, and will for the balance of this week, the heaviest brown domestics at from 30 cts. to 35 cts. per yard, and other goods in proportion. We advise our friends to give them a call at once.



Farmers in want of a Reaper and Mower will find it to their interest to go to Wadham & Stowell’s, northwest corner of the Square, and see the “Excelsior.” It is a Self-Raking and Dropping Reaper.

We would say to all who intend getting a machine not to buy until you see ours.





We have for sale at reduced prices,




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