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Unparalfefrt Success of the Chi
cago Edit on ofTHIS
#rom Nothing to 2,100 in a Tear.
The Chicago edition of THE APPKAL is
one yeqgr old. The babe was born Feb-
JffPW 23M8S8, and celebrates its iirst an-
^.^ttrVfcrsary to-day. Unlike most infants
.itdidnbtbave to crawl. THE APPEAL
J'could walfc and talk at birth and now it
atalkes about the country like the giant
js^, On Febi-uart/ ,23, 18S8 the Chicago
^^4iiir^rfi(AppE\i,^w4| first issued"
with a cipculotfton of 350?copies.
I rapid increase circulation from the
initial numbei to the present day is ab
solutely unpaiailed in the history of
Colored journalism. The increase has
been steady and legularns will be shown
by t\e following
OI FICI \L 1 IGLRLS,
Showing the cuculation of the Chicago
edition of THE APPKM on the first of
each month for one yeai.
March 1 1888 350
April 1 430
June 3 722
August 1 1019
September 1 H07
November 1 1500
December 1 1707
January 1 ISS'J 1931
Febiuaiy 1 2102
AHEAD Ol ALL.
THEApprALis ahead of all competi
tion. The bona fide ciidilation i8 each
week several bundled more than the
combined lrculation all Colored papers
Tin: PEOi'D" 7i i ir.
Thefiguieb attest better than words
the esteem in Inch 1 IIL APPE is held
by the people of Chicago, as a NLWSPAPER.
The figuies show that the average
regular bona hde subecnption cucula
tion of the Chicago edition of THE AP
PEAL exceeds TWENTY-ONE
HUNDRED lopieseach week. This
is exclusive of the St. Paul and Minne
apolis editions and no account is taken
ot them in these iigures. UIIK APPEM,
has gene ahead of all competitors be
cause it is the peoples papoi, fair in its
dealings with even body. It is not pub
lished in the inteies of any clique.
\\aCAN)1.0M, OLU Mil'MiJih,
THE APPLVL doc* business on the
square. W h.i\e made the above state
ment regaining our uiculation, and we
are prepared to piove it. Our books,
subscription and mail lists aie open to
the inspection of the public and any ad
vertiser may call at our office, examine
our books and satisfy himself that our
statements are ti ue in every paiticular.
Groceries. AtBiety's4Gl State.
Cheapest place in Chicago.
Mr. J. B. Turner has returned to St.
A fine dress shirt, White's select
stock, 6 for $8.50.
Mr. J. W,. Anderson, of Toledo, is visit
ing friends in Chicago.
Mis. Kate Chinn of o57 27th, is quite
sick with rheumatism.
Mrs. Partee No. 2005 State street will
make a dress that will suit you.
You must read Tun APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mr. Henry Williamson of 2715 Dear
born street coutinues quite sick.
Mr. George Terris of 2946 Dearborn
has gone to California on a pleasure trip.
Deputy sheriff Jas. E. Jones was in
disposed last week and rested at home.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mrs. S. Gant's, 2130 and 2138 State
Mrs. Jennie Bell who has been quite
sick at 96 Whiting street is fast recover
Miss Letitia Watkins left Monday for
Indianapolis after a two weeks visit to
I The Home Social Club met Thursday
afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Win
Harrison, 2820 Butterfield.
Don't forget that Mr. J. H. Dunning
ton is still in the field as a candidate for
Alderman in the Second ward.
Fidelity Court will give asocial at the
I residence of Mrs. Ida Dernpcy 3716
Dearborn street Monday evening March
I Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
wiH clean and repaw ..your clothing and
I -Baakfe It as good" as new. Give them a
1 Ohas. Landre, the newsdealer, 111
Harrison street has the new Masonic
j&asons should have a copy.
Get your flour, feed, coal and wood
10m W. Harrisan & Son, 2103 State
eot. They are Colored gentlemen
nd deserve your patronage.
Drop a postal with your address to
White Shirt Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
an agent will call to get your measure
lor a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
I suffered most severely from rheu
matism during winter. After Using Sal
vation Oil two days the pain entirely
subsided, and row I am a well man.
W. K. KUBTZ, Baltimore, Md.
A novel entertainment cahW a Snow,
Partv was given by Mr. and Mrs. Wood
ruff at their residence onDearborn street.
The parlors wero' profusely decorated
with imitation,ice and snow, some of
the features unique. The at
tendance was large,
Persons having local news, items etc.
for TILE APPEAL should get to the office
as early in the week as possible. If
they come late*they may not get in,
as paid matter is given the preference.
Bring or send your items to the office
323 Dearborn street, suite 13-11-15.
The famous Moxie nerve food bever
age slakes the thirst, prevents the after
effecta.of liquor and tobacco, removing
the odor from the breatb at once,
gives the weak and nevyous double
power of endurance and" takes away the
or harm. Fofsale everywhere.
3Iatters and Things Spiritual and
Fuianei 1 in God's
Chicago Church Circles.
Sunday School is growing Bethel
Rev. Jesse Woods is filling several
lecture engagements in Iowa.
The North side Mission has regular
service every fcunday at 3 and S p. ni.
The Willing Workers Sewing Circle of
Bethel is pre poring for a grand fair be
ginning April 21.
Services at St. Luke's chureh Engle
wood, morning at 10:45 evening at 7.30
Sabbath school at 2:30.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Chuich
seivice e\ery Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. II. W. Collins, pastor.
Sei vices at Emanuel Congregational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30
m. Rev. Simon Peter Smith, pastor.
J. H. Dabney formerly a minister in
the A, M. E. Church but now a member
of Bethel assisted in service Sunday.
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening ut 7:30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Chinch, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
St. Paul's A. M. E. Chuich, 2948 State.
Seivices morning and evening, W. C.
Tie\an pastor. Come to* the levival
The public is cordially invited to at
tend service a* Olivet fLuich eveiy Sun
day morning at 11, ana evening at 7.30.
Sunday school at 2:30.
Friend Lauham, the sexton of the
Chapel is gi\ing good satisfaction and it
is now possible to sit down without
spoiling ones best suit.
Mr. Harvev Brown of 9(5 Whiting
street has been authorized by Rev. Hen
derson to organize a class on the North
Side, to meet Tuesday evenings.
Rev. W. G. F. Reed preaches every
Sunday at the Christian church at No.
2730 State street. A'l are invited to at
tend. Come early and avoid the ruh.
The Sewing Cncle, Literary and Aid
Society of St. Paul's meets at Mrs. A. A.
Trevan's 3119 Butterfield street. Liter
ary exercises will be rendered at every
meeting during this winter. All invited.
Preaching at Providence Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7:3 p. m. Sunday school at
2-40 p. m. Come and let us reason to
gether. Why standeth thou afar off.
Draw near to God and He will draw
near to thee. Rev. R. Meredith, pastoi.
The congregation of Grace Presbyter
ian chuich hold their services at 3233
State stieet every Sabbath at 11 a. m.
and 7:45 p. m. The Sabbath school
services take place at 12.15 p. m. The
public is cordially invited to attend all
Grace Presbyterian Church held a
congregational meeting on Wednesday
p. m., the 13th inst, and unanimously
called Rev. Moses H. Jackson to be their
pastor. Two members wrere
to the church on the same evening!
making a total membership of twenty
Grace Presbyterian Church will make
the first effort to start a building fund
on Sunday, March 3rd. Thgir plans
have been carfully laid, the congregat
ion is thoroughly in earnest, and it is
fully expected that
hundred dollars will
not less than one
be raised on that
The trustee board of Quinn Chapel
would not think of allowing Mrs. J. G.
Raymond to retire from the position of
organist and so nave employed her for
another yean There are but tew ladies
more popular in a church than is this
faithful organist. She has been con
nected with the Chapel choir for over
Rev. Geo. W. Williams pastor of Allen
Chapel, Avondale, was treated to a
pound party by a number of his mem
bers last Saturday night and when the
happy people left the parson and wife
took a look over what had been left for
them and soon came to the conclusion
that they would uave no need to bother
their grocer very much for the next few
The Ladies of Fidelity Court.
Cordially invite their friends to at
tend a social entertainment which will
be given at the residence of Mrs. Ida
Dempcy 3716 Dearborn street Monday
evening March 4th. A pleasant time is
guaranteed to all who come. Refresh
ments, music and dancing,
PLAYED HIS LASTGAME.
Lusher Reynolds Shot and Killed
'by Scott Walker at fce
Terrible JEnd of a Trivial Affair.
In. the basement under Leroy Clark's
saloon at 462 State stieet Bill Lewis runs
a "crap game." Monday morning Scott
Walker was playing on the same cloth
with Lnther Reynolds and Calhoun
Moore. The game had progressed so
far that Walker had become verylJrujakV
He could hardly look after bis money,
and it lay^ in a pijgjtafare him^.^oojie
attempted to hand' BobMbrtJJpffiw^
white lad playing "on the outlpe of the
cloth," a dime, whan it slippM through
his lingers and fell into Walkei's pile
Moore reached over to take it up and
hand it to Montgomery, when Srott
Walker said: "D you, you know
I'se full and wants ter rob me. I'll 'low
no to bulldoze me. I'll bang
fust," and he drew a revohei.
The crowd parted instantly, but AValk
er fiied and the bullet crashed directly
into Luther Reynold's heart. Reynolds
did not utter a word, but fell beaviiy to
the floor. Walker then directed the
still smoking gun tow aids Calhoun
"I'll kill you, too. You started this
robbing scheme," he said.
"2s'o, Walker, one man is enough for
you," said Moore, and he coolly walked
up to Walker and took the gun from
him. Walker then weut up-stairs,
through Leroy Clark's saloon, out into
State street, and gave himself up. When
searched at the*station he had in his
possession 8305 in monev and a check
For Rent Clicap.
An elegant new coiner biick store
and basement on 36th street comer of
Butterfield. Splendid location for mar
ket or any good business. Also a couple
of nice, new, modern brick flats, same
location. Keys at 434 36th street. Rent
from 3L0 to $10. Inquire of
II. J. WALSH
114 State street (Pardridges
And This is a Free Country.
Atlanta, Ga.,Feb. 17.North Caiolina
is on the verge of a terrible race war
growing out of the exodus of Colored
people. All railroad emigrant agents
have been drnui out of the staXe. The'-.failing
local military companies have been call
ed out in Wayne County to aid the
farmers in preventing deseition of their
laborers. The whites have asked the
legislature for a law covering the case,
and the blacks have retaliated by calling
public meetings, at which resolutions are
adopted declaring that their treatment
by the whites makes life in the sfatc un
bearable. The resolutions adopted at a
monster meeting in Goldsboro contain
ed this clause:
God is at the head of this move, and
not the Richmond & Danville Railroad
Company. The voice of John Brown is
soun ting in the ears of the sons of Ham,
and the great Southwest says: "Come
we have lands," and the oppressed con
science of the Kegro says: "Go," and
we are going.
A gentleman who has just reached
Atlanta says that an outbreak may be
expected at any moineut. Both whites
and blacks are heavily armed. Gover
nor Scales nas iussed secret orders to the
tate militia to gb* ready to quell possible
outbreaks. The North Carolina news
papers conceal the critical nature of the
Legal L.o\ Laughs at Law.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 17.-In Glascock
County great excitement exists over the
elopement of the thirteen-year-old
daughter of Mr. Stephen Carroll. On
the plantation there lived an octoroon
boy, who would, pass for white, named
Henry Shelton. aged fifteen. On Fri
day he gained the girl's consent to fly
with him. Pursuit was given, but the
couple gained Gibson, secured a maxr
riage license without detection of^Shel
ton's color, were married and left before
the father reached th& town. Mr. Car
roll sued out a w?it, of habeas corpus,
alleging the husband's mixed blood, and
Judge Calhqrifi gave the girl back to her
father. The whites are indignant
enough to lynch Shelton, but as the com
munity is overwhelmingly black, the
danger is obvious.
Mad as a March Hare.
The exact origin of this phrase is
shrouded in obscurity, but different ex
planations of its significance and deriva
tion have been many. It applies, how
ever, to the man who denies that Min
nesota has a fine, health-giving climate
and ample resources. The Saint Paul &
Duluth Railroad runs through a country
beautified by a fine climate and offering
advantages to those looking for homes,
together with rapid transit to and from
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, and West
Superior, over the "Duluth Short Line."
It must be seen to be appreciated.
Write for particulars to A. B. Plough,
General Passenger Agent, St. Paul,
Minn., or apply to ticket agents.
A Colored man of Sydney, Australia,
is reputed to be the fastest one hundred
ards runner in the world.
O to Washington.
During the "late unpleasantness" Ithe
nmttojwas, "On to Richmond!" N
O W ^j
1" to wRntsB
Gen. Harriaon on
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHICAfiff SATURDAY, FEBKUARY 23, 1889.
the 4th of March.v
return 8th. For tickets
the dkplay on that
occasion will surpass inJraagni licence
any previousaj^uguratJou.t.To the peo
ple of the %i4
oflers a rate W one farS for the round
trip, from',all' statical fehe elegant
equipment, superb traeKfand fast time
of "The Bu^tngton," wit&its ability to
takij care of great ^xcs&rsion parties,
makeit the pqpular li^eioVthisoccision,
and it has already bee&fleeted by the
Minneapolis Wanabeaul Club and their
friends for the Washington journey.
Tickets will be on sale* at all stations
fromFebruaiy27fh $4larch 2d, inclu
sive, good to leave '^fshfngton on the
Done up in Small Parcels For the
Edification of our Maiiy
The few Colored Democrats here look
"faded away" since the 6th of Mem
The mild weather this winter has been
a blessing to those of small means and
little employment. There has been but
little snow or cold thus tar, in fact the
coldest weather of the season is at the
Col. C. D. Bogue, proprietor of the
Kirkwood House, has taken ont another
lease for a term of years. This will pre
vent the lemoval from our midst a num
ber of our best citizens who would have
been thiown out of employment.
There was a mass meeting Monday
night of the citizens, led by Mr. M. N.
Bell to express their endorsement of
Hon. Alexander Clark of Muscatine, for
for the position of Recorder of Deeds of
the Distiict of Columbia. The press of
the state is loud-in praises of Mr. Clark
for the place.
Business interests in other lines while
not lushing are lea^onably active.
There have been but t.vo failings of any
consequence, those being the old estab
lished firm of Gus. Smilh
& Co., and the
B. & L. Department store. One Colored
man was thrown out of a position by the
of the hiUer r^srf%^
Des Moines is fast becflrldng famous
on account of street car facilities At
present there are thiee great systems,
viz: the horse power, the two steam
moter lines, and the last, but not least,
the electric. The electric system was
put on in December, and ha proved to
be the greatest success.
The coal dealers have stiuggled hard
to keep up the price of coal, but coke
has most generally supplied the place of
hard coal, where people had hard coal
stoves, but those purchasing new stoves
invariably got the new improved soft
coal burners. The base has finally fallen
out on soft coal, reducing the very best
of it to only $2.00 per ton at your door.
This has been the greatest revival sea
son in all churches known for many
seasons. Indeed the results have been
greatest ever witnessed here. The con
verts from the different churches num
ber hundreds, and many from the ranks
of the greatest sinners. The services at
St. Paul Chapel still continues, almost
without abatement of interest.
Under the Civil Service competition
examination Mr. I. E. Williamson, who
was removed from the service several
months prior, for politicaljeasons, hav
ing passed a successful examination was
again appointed to the list of letter car
riers. The result of it had a magical
eflect, for since that every one with any
pretension oi an education is preparing
to join the letter carrier list.
There are many of the old Life In
surance Companies of the countiy who
refused to write risks upon Colored peo
ple under the plea of their poor sanitary
condition and the shortness of their
li^|, but Des Moines to offset thia has
one iiev. Sampson Carter who is past
ninety-two years old whQ. _has had ex
cellent health until the last few weeks.
Aunt Susan Nash is one hundred and
six years old, and is unusually well pre
served whose memory is good, and who
talks easily and readily upon all sub
Charlotte, N. C. Feb. 16.Ella Cha
vers, a Colored woman, reported here
to-day that on lapjtr Wednesday night
masked men entered the house of Jacob
Faucett, who .lived at Mount Olive, and
murdered Mrs. Faucett, and her chil
dren with an ax. The murderers then
went to an adjoining cottage, in which
Ella Chavers aad two father Colored ser
vants were sleeping. They murdered
two of them, but the Chavers woman
was awakened by the noise and escaped.
The men followed her, but she eluded
them. She was unable to tell who they
wore, but watched them build fires on
the floors of both houses.' The bones of
/Mrs. Faucett and her two children and
the two Colored women were taken
from the ruins next day. Faucett, who
was away from home on the night of the
murder, had frequently had quarrels
with his neighbors, jwho threatened to"
kill him. Great excitement prevails
about the tcwie oftfctmiuder, butno
arrests have been KtaJ*.
THE SAINTLY CITY.
A Few Notes* and Paragraphs of
the Metropolis of the
Remember A. S. Lipman's benefit at
the Peoples Monday night.
Mrs. '1 homas Jefferson returned from
her visit to Chicago last week.
Bev. Alonzo Brown,
gave THE APPEAL a call Thursday^
"After Dark" at the Newmarket
bi A%^oo and eveijing^
Weather Prophetspell Kellogg,rsays we hav
PJft coldest fo this wintere
Eev. J. M. Henderson will deliver an
address before the students of Hamline
University Monday e^ ening.
Rev. and Mrs. William Gray entertain
ed at tea Tuesday e\ening Mrs. L. Young
of Chicago and Mrs. Milton Fogg.
Mrs. J. K. Hilyard leaves lomonow
evening foi Chicago thence to Washing
ton to be present at the inauguiation.
The most inexcusable folly is to en
dare dyspepsia with all its miseries,
when a 25 cent package of Laxador will
cure the malady.
Mrs. T. H. Lyles has opened her hair
parlors on the second floor of the Grand
block, room 206, and is prepared to at
tend to the wants of her customers.
At the Confirmation Services held at
St. Peter Church, Day tons Blufi, Sunday
last, Mis. Wm A. Hilyard was confirmed
a full member of the Episcopal Church.
Should you need am thing in the jew
elry line, call on John D. Bodford 3b0
East seventh street, and save ten per
cent. Read his adveitisement on fourth
Mr. and Mrs. T. Lyles leave next
Wednesday for Washington to witness
the inauguiation of President Harrison.
Theywi'l visit several of the eastern
cities befoie they return.
A grand Cravat festhal will be given
at Odd Fellows Hall Tuesday Maich 12,
by a comui'ttee of ladies from St. James
A.M. E. church. Fuither particular
will be given in our next issue.
"The Kialto" lostaurant No 378 Min
nesota street has again changed hands.
It is now being run by the original pro
prietor Mr. Geoige Brown. Regulai
meals will be served for 23 cents, room
anli board $4.00. i
Tiiere will be a grand entertainment
for the benefit of Prof. John W.
Luca, given under the auspices of
Mesdames W. H. Clay, B. Heathcock
Wilson and Miss Lulu Griswold,
about March 11th. Further particu
lars will be given in the next is
sue. Some new and novel features will
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Henderson will
leave next Tuesday for Chicago where
they join Rev. and Mrs. T. W. Henderson
and accompany them to Washington.
The reverend gentlemen go to assist with
the bifchops and ministers of the A. M.E,
Church in the inaugural ceremonies.
Rev. J. M. Henderson will also represent
THE APPEAL at the National Colored
Press Association which meets in Wash
ington March 5.
Mrs. J. A. Thomas, of Dale street, on
last Friday evening, entertained in hon
or of her guest Miss Willa Henderson,
of Chicago, the following ladies and
gentlemen: Misses Celia Roberson, M.
Nelson, Minnie and Bessie Farr, Flor
ence French, Lulu Griswold Messrs.
Will Roberson, J. Morris, Ralph Allen,
Chas. and Richard Farr. Geo. Harrison,
Charles James. An elegant lunch was
spread at 10:30 which was fully enjoyed,
and all left for their homes on the last
The St. Phillips society met at the
residence of Mrs. Carrie Webb Wednes
day evening. There was not a very
large attendance but the occasion was a
pleasant one. The following programme
was rendered: Instrumental solo, Mrs.
C. H. Webb duett Mrs. B. H. Wilson
Mr. W. A. Hilyard reading, Mrs. W.
Davis gavotte, Miss C. B. Roberson
reminiscence, F. J, Roberson closing
remarks, Rev. W. 0. Pope. After the
exercises refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be held March
6th at the Church ofthe Good Shepherd.
Mrs. L. Young was tendered a de
lightful surprise party last Tuesday
evening at the residence of her hostess
Mrs. M. Fogg gotten up by Mr. W. C.
Pittman. The participants were: Mr.
and Mre, T. H. Griswold Mesdames. J.
W. Milton, Booker Smith Misses
Francis Lewis, Emma Hickman, of
Nashville, Lulu and NefTie Griswold
Messrs James Dickerson, A. Damon,
C. C. Wilkins, Geo. Hall, John Ball, W.
Jefferson, N. Boice, W. Francis, J. V.
Anderson, C. McDaniels, THE APPEAL.
Music, dancing and a delightful supper
made the evening pass very pleasantly.
Mrs. Young who has been the guest of
Mrs. Fogg for the past four weeks left
Wednesday for her home in Chicago.
Dulut h, Minn.
Mr. J. A. Coleman made a short visit
to St. Paul last week.
Copt. J. W. Stewart, the 107-yeare-old
insurance man is at the St. Louis hotel.
Mrs. J. N. Richey, who has been con
fined to her bed for the past nine weeks
is now convalescent.
Mr. E. A. Stubbs who went to Florida
last November to benefit ha tarftti, re
turned lait week greatly improved.
had a pleasant time in Florida and
Georgia, during his three months visit.
Mr. Henry George, formerly head
waiter at Hotel St. Louis has resigned
bis position on account of trouble with
the head-cook. He lias been succeeded
by a white man. Mr. George was the
possessor of unsurpassed ability in his
line, and enjoyed the respect of all who
The largept, most beautiful and sub
stantial building in Duluth, is the new
Spaulding House, which will be ready
for business about May 1st. It is eight
stories high, covers an area of 150x200
feet with a frontage on three streets.
It is built of Fon du Lac brown stone,
and New Orleans pressed brick and is
said tp have cost $450,000. It is owned
by W. W. Spaulding & Co. An Eastera
man will have charge as proprietor.
Doings in Society Circles in the
Flour CityGossip of the
Be sure to visit the Teoples TheaJ-q
Go to Nexsen & Williams' for Ladies',
Gents' and Children's fine footwear.
No. 327 Nicollet, Ave.
The Ladies Sewing Circle of St. Peters
A. M. E. Church meets every Monday
afternoon at the church.
Mr. E. Edson, in afflicted with a gath
ering in bib head, and has been unable
to be out for some time.
The Ladies Sewing Circle of the Bap
tist society, has postponed the opening
of their fair indemnately.
Mr. Geo Williams is now prepared to
ghe the public satisfaction at his ton
soral parlors 219 3d street S.
Altman & Co., have maJesomewon
derful cuts in pi ices for their stylish
clothing. Go and bin of them if YOU
Services at the Baptist Mission to-mor
row 11.00 a. m. and 8 00 p. m. Piayer
meeting Thmsday at 7.30 p. m. All aie
When the disordeis of babyhood at
tack youi baby use at ome Dr. Bull's
Baby Syiup and notice its rapid and
beneficial effect. Price 25 cents.
The St. Peteis Aid Society failed fo
make thtir appearance la?i, Friday eve
but ass hevei al ^i id b,j ej octntcrs v,-ere
present a discussion was arranged and a
very p'easanttime was had.
A choir at the St. Peters A. M. F.
church, has since the departure of Rev.
L. H. Reynolds, been a matter of con
siderable comment and speculation.
The prspects are now good for something
long hoped for and desired by their con
gregation in this line.
The omission of Re\. C. H. Thomas'
name at the head of an article in our
last issue has made it appear that Mr. J.
L. Neal was elected president of "The
One Hundred," the latter is vice presi
dent and Rev. Thomas president. All
errors of this kind in THE APPE \L W ill
be corrected promptly without public
At the Pence Opera will be produced
for first half of week commencing Feb.
24th, "Our Little Countess." At Neil
Sculley's benefit on Thursday evening
will be played to run rest of the week.
"Sweethearts" and "Soolon Shingle,"
following Monday evening will be a
benefit to Robert Emmett, when Mi,
Bock will deliver his speech in his own
The benefit tendered Rev. J. P.
Brown last Tuesday evening at the hair
parlors of Mrs. S. H. Farr No. 521
Nicollet ave., proved a very successful
and pleasant affair. Her band was pres
ent and rendered some very good music
for the occasion. Speech-making as
sumed a prominent position for a while
but as Signor M. E. Singleton had failed
to prepare himself for the evening Mr.
Thomas Henderson donned the honors
of the evening.
One of the most pleasant social events
of the season has been the party given
by Misses Mary Joyce and Nancy Blud
soe, on Wednesday eve. Feb. 20th at the
residence of Mre. Geo. Williams 219 Jd
street S. The supper was but one of the
many pleasant features of the evening.
The menu was a very elaborate one,
served in courses, while the wine was
not forgotten and poured abundantly.
Plaving games and danciug was indulged
in until an early hour of morn, when
all departed for their several homes
feeling much indebted to the young
ladies. Among those present were?
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Turner, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Brittin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Set
tles, Mr. and Mrs. R. Burke Mesdames
Geo. Williams, Nora Moore Misses Mit
tie Boone, Hattie Moore, Florence and
Fannie Johnson, L. Chavis, Fannie
Burke, Sarah Bludsoe. Susie Jackson,
M. Crawford, Mamie Myrick. Mamie
Samuel, Carrie Crawford Belle Buckner
Messrs. E. H. Hamilton, R. Jackson,
Chas. Smith, L. Leneord.Thos. Jackson,
Wm. Jackson, J. Ball, M. Bludsoe, Cbos.
Johnson, M. Nichols, Chas. Burch, Chas.
Joyce, Emery Mitchell, C. C. Carter, J.
W. Parkingxm, Wm. Joyce, Chas. Wil
liams, Frank Hamilton, W. H. Rhodes,
B. Myrick, J. Samuels, Wm. Taylor,
SherleyTyler,Chas. Stattard, S.Smith,
Albert Buckner, Wm. Massey, J.
Montgomery, J. H. Haryer, 3m8SmlL
ningham, &. Rhodes, F. Ball, Frank
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Fished From the Ocean of News
in all Parts oft he Glo
Of the 7,000,000 Colored people in the
South 17,000 are teachers.
Hon. Frederick Douglass lectured in
Little Rock and Pine Bluff, Ark., last
Hon. Henry P. Chatham, of North
Carolina will be the only Coloied man
in congress unless some of the contest*
ants get in:
Rufus Ballard Jr., of Cincinnati was
found back of fFersonville, Ind., Jan.
28th with a bullet hole in his head he
died shortly afterwaid and a coroner's
iury rendered a verdict that it was a
case of suicide. It is now claimed that
the young' man's father has evidence
that he was murdered by a Colored
companion Paris Grant, and he is at
work on this clew.
Monroe Wilkerson, the Colored mur
derer to hang at Scottville, Ky., March
22d, broke bis shackles Wednesday
night, knocked the jailor down when he
came into the cell with his supper ami
ran out of the door. The jailor fired
twice at Wilkerson, chasing him through
the family loom and out into the streets,
where he fired at him twice more. A
desperate race followed up the street,
and Wilkerson tripped on a stone, and,
falling down, was captured by the jail
er's son. lie was taken back to the
prison and ohaiued to the floor.
There are said to be about a dozen
Colored physicians in Brooklyn, some
of whom have been in active practice
for fully forty years.
Dolores Cordoned, a mulatto girl of
Havana, was coveied with pe-troleum
and burned to death by a man whose
attentions she had lefused.
Four Colored students will graduate
from Oberlin College in June, Misses
Viola B. Scott and Carrie Burnett, Mess
es. N. F. Gantt and C. II. Dickerson.
A Coloied boy named Nelson has been
arrested at Atchii.son, Kan., on the
charge of throwing a lighted match into
a mail box and burning a number of
Mr. Edwin F. Horn, editor of the
"Justice," Chattanooga, Tenn., is an ap
plicant for the position of "Superinten
dent of Documents," in the Interior de
Mrs. Eliza J. Shelton of Cincinnati baa
got a divorce from her husband Jno.
H. Shelton who confined in the Ohio
penitentary foi shooting at her with in
tent to kill.
Mr. George Marshall of Cincinnati who
is at present stenographer for the presi
dent of the "Queen and Ciescent" route
will probably receive the appointment
as piivate stenographer foi President
Hon. John M.Langston, was a guest
of the Law and Order League and also
of the Mabsachucetta Club of Boston,
this week. lie epoke at Treuiont
Temple on "The Enforcement of Law"
Hiram Hendricks, the Cincinnati Coi
oied man who tome time ago was en
gaged in a shooting afiray with Jim
Thomas, another Coloied man, has been
found guilty at Dayton, of shooting with
intent to kill. Thomas wa- convicted of
the same offense a week auo.
Sunday night a fight occurred at Steu
benville, O. between Harry Weems, a
Colored man, and Steward Collin.-*, both
striking potters, and Baldy McHenry
Heniy Day, scabs. Pistols were fired
and stones thrown. Weems was shot in
in the leg, which ended the battle.
Officers arrested the parties.
J. W. RoMnson, a Colored barber at
Aurora, III., attempted to kill his brother
Harry Sunday by shooting him. Failing
in this he assaulted him with a razor,
inflicting wounds which may prove fatal! I
The barber has often threatened to kill
Harry for paying attentions to his wife.
The wounded man's face, head and neck
A sort of race war has broken eat in
the Bradford mines msif idriuiugLAui,
Ala. The trouble grew out of a fight be
tween a white man and a Colored miner
in which the white man got the-best of 4~
it. Monday night a lot of Colored men
went to the house of the offender and i
had he not been gone would nave made
short work of him. They wrecked the
house and furniture and left a noosed
rope on the door knob ami scan*a
which was written: "To be nsed to
hang Jim Cochrane when he comes M
back here." Cochrane has organised a
white force and there is trouble feared.
J. M. Chatworthy, a white mania
Helena, Ark., drew a pistol on a Colored
man Monday, for which offense he ae
fined )50 and costs, making atotal of
|54. Not having the money to pay the
amount he was put up at inn linn Ttiiwi"
day by the Colored constable^* beeoi& a,
to the highest bidder, \i\immug to tp
law, which also requires tbaVtbe
shall be kept by the pmrtisstu the
ber of days required to pay oottbeftae
at lhe rate of75cents*day. j& this
case seventy-two days' service afpold be
required. The bidding was not rer*
Jiply, The prisoner was ftmlly knoe'
down to oae of bn friends at 23 c
a day. Tbetabka *Snn'