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VOL. IV: NO. 40.
Doings of the Past Week in ail
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget,
At Biety's 461 State.
Cheapest place in Chicago.
Mr. C. Carter has been sick for a
Mr J. Q.
f-f returned Wednesday
Mrs. Robert Harris of 215 Flerelinand
st. in on the sick list.
Miss Luella Davis of Louisville is visit
ing friends in this city.
Mrs. A. Powell is sevrely ill at her
residence 221 3rd Ave.
Mis Alice Scott returned Sunday
from Battle Creek, Mich.
Mrs. Jacob Piatt left Tuesday for a
trip to Washington D. C.
Mr. L. S. Woods of Deeatui was in the
city a few days this week.
Mis. Paitee No. 2005 Stale stieet will
mame a dress that will suit you.
Mrs. S. J. Bond 3112 La Salle st. has
been quite sick for the past week.
Mrs. Mary Ramsey has moved from
77 ILilpted to 117 b. Desplaines street.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mis. S. Gant's, 213G and 2138 State
The Home Social Club met Thursday
afternoon at Mis. White's 2834 Butter
Mr. L. W. Pitts of St. Louis was in the
city this week the guest of Mr. W. R.
Rev. and Mrs. T. W Henderson have
gone to Washington to attend the inau
*)r. C. H. McCallistet left for Wash
ington, D. Tuesday, to attend the in
Mr. Moses Brown and his newly made
bride left jesterday evening far Wash
ington, D. C.
Messrs. Albert G. Porter, J. G. Bard
well, It. T. Taylor ha 'e gone to Des
Moines, Iowa, in work.
Dr. Dani 1 H. Williams left the city
Friday for Washington. will return
Saturday or Sunday of next week.
Be sine to attend the next sonial of
Fidelity Couit at Mrs. Dempcy's 371G
Dearborn street, Monday e\ening.
Mrs Addie Ralston left Thursday for
Wa-hington, in which city she will be
the guebtof Mrs. Nannie J. Morris.
Fidelity Court will give a social at the
residence of Mrs. Ida Dempcy 371G
Dearborn street Mondaj evening March
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
will clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
Chas. Landre, the newsdealer, 111
Harrison street has the new Masonic
work,' Ecce Orienti" on sale. All master
masons should have a copy.
Get your flour, feed, coal and wod
from W. Hairisfen & Son, 2103 State
street. They are Coloied gentlemen
and deserve your patronage.
In a nursery wherein all is life and
laugh instead of crying and fretting,
there is sure to be found Dr. Bull's Baby
Syiup. Price 25 cents a bottle.
The inaugural entertainment of the
Women's Auxiliaiy of St. Thomas church
takes place at Lincoln Hall, Monday
evening. Go and have a good time.
Drop a postal with your address to
White Shirt Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
an agent will call to get your measure
for a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
An inauguration day entertainment
will be given I the Women's Auxilliary
of St. Thomas at Lincoln Hall, Monday
evening March 4. Admission 35 cents.
For RentA new house No. 5433
Buttterfield street. All modern improve
ments Rent 25 per month apply to
D. T. Brantley H. O. Shepherd Printers
183 Monroe street.
Mr. D. Parker, of St. Paul, was in
the city this week enroute to Washing
ton, D. C. was the guest of Mrs. C.
Barbour and daughters No. '3737 Cot
tage Grove ave., during his stay.
Persons having local news, items etc.
for HB 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
325 Dearborn street, suite K-14-15
The famous Moxie nerve food bever
age slakes the thirst, prevents the after
effects of liquor and tobacco, removing
the odor from the breath at once,
gives the weak and nervous double
power of endurance and takes away the
tired feeling like magic without reaction
or harm. For sale everywhere.
The first opening entertainment of
the K. N. Club took place Wednesday
evening Feb. 27 at tht residence of Mrs.
Alice Haw ley 192b' Clark st. Guesls
began to arrived 8:30 and an hour later
dancing began where some thirty people
Assembled. Th programme consisted
of twelve numbers and two '"extras."
Hon. Arthur Dixon who has so long
and faithfully fille the office of alder
man in the First ward, is again a candi
date for the nomination. His opposi-
|%P4 y*ii liSw
tion to Coioner Hertz should ensure
him the suppoit of the Colored people
of the ward if theie were not many
other leasons for his receiving the same.
Mrs. M. Saundets entertained a numb
er of her friends last Friday evening at
her residence 1926 Clark st.
Scott's Orchestra furnished the music
and dancing was the principal feature of
the evening. An elegant supper and re
freshments ei served. Guests depart"
ed a late hour. Among those present
wereMesdamcs. F. Havvley, A.Hacklev,
H.Johnson, Moore.SMesses S. Palmer, E.
Palmer, E. IJclly, L. Johnson, M. Tomp
kins, A. Anchfield, A. Green. Messis.
Al Hackley, II. Johnson, J. Moore, J.
Hackley, J. Tuppins, A. Smith, W. Smith
D. Turner, Mahoney, F, ^awley J.
Sweres.JU Brooks. J^onr^the ^guests,
departed Messrs Sweres and Hackley
rendeiedsome very fine selection on
Matters and Things Spiritual and
F.nanci 1 in God's
Chicago Church Circles.
The JNoith side Mission has regular
service every Sunday at and 8 p. in.
The Willing Woikers Sewing Ciicle of
Bethel is pieponngfoi a grand fan be
ginning April 21.
Odd Fellow sermon will be preached
atQuinn Chapel fust Sunday in March
3 m. by Rev. CLavis.
Pullman Mission A. E. Chuich
sei vice every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor.
Ser\ices at Emanuel Congiegational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7.30
m. Rev. Simon Peter Smith, pastor,
Sei vices every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7.30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, 2918 State.
fcervices morning and
evening, W. C.
to the revival
The public is coidially invited to at
tend service at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, and evening at 7:30.
Sunday school at 2:30.
The Sewing Circle, Literary and Aid
Society of St. Paul's meets at Mrs. A. A.
Tievan's3119 Butteifield street. Lltei
ary exeicibes 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 afai off.
Draw near to God and w.ll draw
near to thee. Rev. R. Meredith, pastor.
Giace Presbyterian Church will make
the first effort to start a building fund
on Sunday, March 3rd. Their plans
have been carfully laid, the congregat
ion is thoioughly in earnest, and it is
fully expected that not less than one
hundred dollais will be raised on that
Sisteis Mary Loomis, Lizzie Crandall,
Fannie Buchanan and Geo. A. Johnson
and Brother*. L. W. Buchanan and
Chaile Stewart were airaigned before
the bar of Olivet church Monday night
for dancing and after a great discussion
they were declared not guilty, forgiven
and in good standing.
Baptising took place at Pro-udence
church Sunday night amid great dis
order. Numbers were sta ding on the
seats when some fell and a panic ensued.
In the rush for the door some ladies
were slightly injured. On the outside
one man shot another and an aged ladv
was knocked down and severely injuied.
Next Sunday March 3. A. M. E. Zion
Church will be organized in this city,
in the building formerly occupied by St.
Paul's church, or Dearborn street be
tween 29th and 30th. Sei vices will begin
at 6 a. m. with prayer meeting. Sunday
school will be organized at 9:S0. At 11
o'clock Rev. W A, M. Cypress will
preach. Rev. L, H. Reynolds of Bethel
will deliver a special sermon at 3 p. m.
At 8 p. m. Rev. C. T. Jones of Kentucky
will preach. The choir will be organiz
ed Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
Young Men's Lyceum.
The Young Men's Garden City Ly
ceum met Wednesday at 446 State street
President Bryan in the chair. The
question "Wa Sumner's Civil Rights
Bill beneficial to the Colored people"
was discussed. Affirmative A. Saun
ders and R. G. Cabbell. Negative G.
Hutchinsn and A. R, Jackson. The
negative won. Next Wednesday night
the question "Resolved. That the Col
ored people owe allegiance to the Re
publican party" will be debated.
Birthday Stag Party.
Last Sunday was the twenty second
anniversary of the birth of Mr. Carvin
Jackson and he celebrated it with a
royal stag party at his residence 2950
State Street. Fourteen covers were
laid and as many young men guests en
joyed his hospitality. The menu was
excellent and was thoroughly discussed
by tho present.
Colored Pedestrian Wins.
SFEGXAL TO THE APPEAL.
San Francifeco, l!al., Feb. 28.The si
day race ended last night at 10 o'clock
and was won by Frank Hart (Colored)
who scored 526 miles. The gate receipts
amount to $.'5,000 of which Hart will get
60 per cent, or 15,000.
A North Carolina Colored Girl
Practically Rules a Por
tion of Africa
A Strange bt True Story.
New York, Feb. 26 The Rev. M. E
Hubler, missionary to Liberia, recently
returned to Brooklyn, tells a remarkable
story to the relapse from civilization to
barbarism of a young, handsome, and
well-educated Colored girl of Raleigh,
N. who, with her family, bad emi
grated to Liberia, Where her father is
Shortly after the family's arrival in
Liberia Maria disappeared, and when
her father and brotheis found her she
was one of King Jim's wives, attired in
only a waist-rag, and with her beautiful
hair cut short. She refused absolutely
to return to her broken-heart-d mother,
and father and brothers were insolently
driven irom the luaal by the attendants
of the black king. This was foui years
ago, .aid now, Mr. Hublei says, she has
ubjugated all the other wives, and her
husband is a puppet in her hands. She
is extending the domain, has built a five
stoiy palace, has embraced the Moham
medan faith, and will shoitly many a
powerful Arab Chief.
Dr. W. H. Mansilee, who graduated
from the Chicago Homeopathic Medical
college Tuesday Feb 19th, was tendeied
a dehghtJul leception by the Garden
City Literaly and Social Club Thursday
evening Feb. 21st, at the residence of
Mr. and \Irs. Thos, Ralls 753 W. Lake
stieet. The house was beautifully
illuminated and elaborately decoiated
with cut flowers and potted plants.
In the dining room an elegant colla
tion served and the decorations for
the table were cut flowers.
During the evening Dr. Mansifee re
ceived the congratulations of his friends
for a bright and prosperous future.
Prof. Chas. Basher's orchestra furnished
the music. Dancing was kept up with
great speed until a late hour.
Among those present were. Mesdames
B. Mason, A. Williams, J. Williams.
Ilamhn, L. McKenzie, Watkins, Pul
press. Misses Mattie Coates, Annie
Thompson, Mamie B^rcay, Josie Smith,
Rose Smith, Gaskin Anthony, Sarah
Nichols, Kittie Wiley, Floience Hunt,
Broady, Hattie Mack, Jennie Johnson,
Henrietta Nelson. Messis. Win. Patter
son, Henry Richardson I Germa, J. H.
Smith, R. M. Watkins, S. S. Cabell, Win,
Hamlin C. Ewmg, W, Smith.
University Day at Evanston.
Four Colored gentlemen attended the
Fourth Annual celebration of University
Day, Feb. 22, at which time, students
from the eleven departments of North
western Uuiveis.ty met at Evanston.
We are proud to say that we were pres
ent at all the entertainments of the day,
including the reception at Woman's Col
lege and dinner at Avenue House, and
were treated with the utmost kindness
The following named Colored gentle
men were a part of that glorious in
stitution of learning: Mr. Austin M.
Curtis, B. A. Lincoln,medical first year
Mr. A. Dennison, B. A. Lincoln, law
first year Mr. Arthur H. Simms, w,
last year Mr Fred. M. Burrows, (Hamp
ton, '85), law, last year. The two last
named will graduate June 13 18S9.
Direct From Du.uth.
Among the social entertainments in
the Northwest the entertainment that
was given at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Richey was a great success, it
was given by Miss Lily Richey in honor
of her fath r's 43d anniversary. There
were about 25 persons present, and the
evening was spent in dancing and various
games such as checkers, dominoes
and cards. At 12:30 a.m. refreshments
was served in abundance, after which
dancing was resumed and continued un
til a very late hour. Miss Rjchey de
serves considerable credit for the way
in which she conducted the entire affair
in seeing that all had a good and en
joyable time. Among those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Monroe, Mr.
and Mrs. James Caffel, Mr. and Mrs.
C. JohnEon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Black,
Misses Lily Richey, A. Jordon, Julia
Richey Messrs. C. Points, H. Richard
son, N. Richey, W. E. Foster, E. John
son, Lewis, W. B. Richardson, Dick
Richarkson. Ed. Richey and HE APPEAL.
Fred Douglass' Home.
The home of the Hon. Frederick
Douglas is situated on Jefferson street
extended, Anacostia Heights. The
house, which is an old one, is situated
upon a hill about fifty feet above the
street level. Tne hill is nicely terraced,
and a concrete walk runs from the too
of each stairway to the house, which is
surrounded by massive cedar trees. A
roadway leads from the street to the
front of the house, thence to the well
kept stables in the rear. Mr. Douglass
has had a log cabin built about 300 yards
in the rear of the house, where he
spends his leisure moments. The furni
ture of this peculiar little house is a large
fire-place, in which two oak logs are
generally smoking, And a large desk lit
erally filled with oks and papers. Mr.
Douglass' horses are unexceptional^
fine, and are kept in the best manner.
A large spring at the foot of the hill, in
the rear of the house, yields a plentiful
supply of pure water, and a pump in the
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHICAGO. SATUKDAY. MARCH 2, 1889.
rear of the stablesupplies the stock. A
large porch rans the entire width of tne
house, and a number of stationary seats
have been plased here for visitors and
fnen is in the summer tme. The prop
erty comprised in Mr. Douglass' estate
was purchased by him fn Mr. Van
Hook, one of the fodders of Uniontown,
now Anacostia. The: site on which Mr.
Douglass' residence -now stands was loag
known as "Tucker's Hill." Prom this
elevation one can jse nearly all the
points of interest for miles around.
Since Mr. Douglass purehased the land
from Mr. Van Hoek he has made many
improvements in Jbe- house, as \*ell as
on the grounds.^ Jf $/
On account o&^i&Cgreat height of his
house and the great$edar treesdihat eur-
Mr. and Mrs. Doug-
lass are hospitable, and entertain many
UST HAVE TICKETS.
Gross Insult to Colored Ladies by
the Leg slature of
The Resolution Rescinded.
Little Rock, Ark., February 25A.
few days since Mr. Donohoo, one of the
members of the House fiom Phillips
county, iutioduced a resolution in the
House providing fox the accommodation
of Colored ladies jn the gallery of the
House. I went through without anv
opposition, and Clerk Sims had printed
a lot of tickets as follows:
Tickets for Admission of Colored Ladies
AoaaiT ONE LAm
To the Eastern End of WTestern
By Order the House.
ii G. B. Sims, Clerk.
To-day the whole matter created a
dei ided sensation, knd there was a very
lively debate indulged in. J. W. Coft
man, white Representative of Johnson
county, applied to i|he Clerk for a ticket
of admission for a lady. The Clerk
handed him one similar to that shown
above. Of course be was very mdeh
surprised, and exhibited it to a number
of his associates,
The clerk explained to him that tickets
were not necessar$ for white ladies, but
the day before a resolution had been
adopted requiring^ them for those of a
dusky hue Immediately inquiries
flashed from every direction, and it was
found that th little resolution was a
regular bombshell, and that it was about
Mr. Coffman moved that the resolu
tion be rescinded, and it received prob
ably fifty seconds.
Before the question was put, Mr. Jef
ferson, the Colored man from Jefferson
county got the floor, stating that he was
half Negro and half white, and, accord
ing to his status, people in his situation
would have to sit on the fence between
the division line. When he concluded
his remarks, the prevailing question cut
eff the debate, and the motion to re
scind was carried.
Labor A^ent Lynched.
Artesia, Miss., Feb. 22. Artesia was
shocked yesterday morning by the re
port that a man had been hanged near
here. Many people went immediately
to the place where the body was sus
pended and recognized as that of D. H.
Smith, Colored from Forest City, Ark.,
who has been to Oktibee county two or
three times lately, shipping hands to
^rkansafr The Coroner with his jury
nvestigated the matter from early
morning until nightfall. The evidence
indicated that the hanging was done by
two citizens of Oklibbeha county and
from Lowndes. The thrc*1
are men ot
standing in their communities. Smith
came here to take the train for Arkan
Black and White.
Jeffersonville, Ind., Feb. 28.Thomas
Cassone, Colored, and Annie Abbott, a
buxom white girl of 18, were married
here yesterday by the Rev. Ezra Miller,
a Colored preacher. Th parties came
to Jeffersonville the night before, from
Trimble county, Ky., and remained in
seclusion until morning, when the swain
went to the county clerk and secured a
license, making oath that his bride-elect
was 21 and saying nothing as to her com
plexion. Shortly after the marriage the
bride's father, Wm. Abbott, a well-to-do
farmer, turned up in great distress and
was wild with grief when he found that
his daughter bad married his Colored
farm hand. caused the arrest
of the bridegroom and the minister.
The minister swore that the girl had a
veil over her face during the ceremony,
and that in consequence he did not
know her color. gave 300 bond was
released, the bride and groom were left
in jail. The charge is miscegenation,
and the punishment is three years im
prisonment, i ,f "r"",
Jos. Hardgrave, Colored, alias Charles
Allen, has been victimizing Colored peo
ple at Martin's Ferry, Ohio. is well
edcated, and claimed to be an ex-mem
ber of the Georgia Legislature, but was
compelled to leave that State for making
Republican speeches. claimed to be
very wealthy, and wanted to buy i on
siderable real estate re and was ex
pecting a check for $10,000. became
solid with the Colored people, and not
onlv borrowed money, but skipped to
day with stolen money, clothing, watvh.es
and other valuables.
THE SAINTLY CITY,
A Few Notes and Paragraphs of
the Metropolis of the
Mrs. Charles Hamilton formerly of
Minnea'polis has moved to our city and
now resides at No. 195 Randolph street.
Mr. Waa. A. Weir, Left Tuesday for
Washington, will stop in Chicago for a
few days oa return tiip.
Stfoone can think^leairly^ ^heij sujafeT-1
only 25 cents a pa kage.
Mrs. T. Lyles has opened her hair
parlors on the second floor of the Grand
block, room 20&, and is prepared to at
tend to the wants of her customers.
Should you need anything in the jew
elry line, call on John D. Bod ford 380
East Seventh street, and save ten per
cent. Read his advertisement on fourth
A giand Cravat festival will be given
at Odd Fellows Mall Tuesday March 12,
by a comm'ttee of ladies from St. James
A. M. E. church. Further particulars
will be given in our next issue.
"The Rialto" restaurant No 378 Min
nesota street has again changed hands.
It is now being run by the original pro
pnetor Mr. George Brown. Regular
meals will be served for 25 cents, room
and board 4.00.
Business was good at the Olympic the
past week. Next week Rose Hill's En
glish Folly Gompai one of the strong
est female shows traveling, will appear.
Excellent list ol first class novelty artists
introducing many new and sensational
features. See add in another column.
Despite the cold wave, the morning
and evening-services were well attended.
The pastor was warmly congratulated
upon his proposed trip to the East, by
many friends who have ever sought to
make his stay pleasant. While shaking
hands several friends piat dollars, and
half dollars into his hand. Monday
night he delivered a lecture to the
students in the chapel at Hamline Uni
versity The warm welcome, the court
esy and substantial remuneration showed
that he did not fail to make several good
points. Rev. Richmond Taylor being
the senior lay preacher acts as proxy
un il the pastor's return. will have
many interesiing things to say when he
A very pleasant dancing party was
given Wednesday evening by the Young
Men's Club at the residence of Mrs. Jas.
Thompson on Fuller street. Music was
furnished by Prof. Hilyard's orchestra.
Among those present were: Misses
Ceiha Roberson, Cora Roberson, Lulu
Griswold, Nellie Griswold, Alice Thomp
son, Mamie Doyer, Jennie Nelson
Messrs. Will Roberson, Richard Farr,
Jas. Dover, W. D. Bloom, Geo. A.
Gooden, W S. Frances, B. W. Buckner,
Chas. James, R. Higdon, J. A.
Morris, Geo. Harrison, J. Jefferson, o*
St. Paul. Fsom Minneapolis Misses
Mamie Coleman, Cora Napier, Ella Un
derwood, H. M. Grey, Mattie Lucus
Mrs. Cora Sterritt Messrs. W. Gillespie,
Will Hunt and Ralph Grey.
The entertainment at Pilgrim Baptist
church on Washington's birthday proved
to be most pleasant despite the colu
weather. There was a large crowd
present. The following is the pro
grame: Instrumental solo, "Goshen,"
Mr. Charles Martin reading, "Tbe story
of a New Hat," Mr. Charles Miller solo,
"Warrior Bold" Mr. J. Hickman
recitation, "Th Greatest Battle that
ever was fought," Mr. Nelson Russell
duett, "Matrimonial Sweets," Miss
Nellie Griswold, Mr. Willie Francis
drama, "Poor Pillicody," Misses Cora
Jackson, Yodie Roberson, Get tie James,
Messrs. George James, Richard Farr.
The rendition of the several numbers of
the programme was all that could be de
sired and was highly entertaining.
After the exercises a large number re
mained and enjoyed asocial and supper,
the whole being one ol the most
pleasant occasions of the week.
'Mjjjsmmtwmv i ''j 'i' .frinjwMn^n'i^sunm* at
tendent Buttler, removes Mr. Curtis
from contact with tiae foreign-born ele
ment around the depot, and places
him among the men who are under the
direct control of tixv superintendent,
and also gives him a raise in his salary
$100. per year. Mr. Butler was about
the first Democrat who* was appointed
to office in this state after the election
of Mr. Cleveland and he has proven
jhimself an efficient officer if six promo
tions in less than four years re any
evidence. knows no man.byftis
piitics or. color and is Iteld in the
highest esteem by all the elerke sn his
division, who, if the matter was Iteft to
tbeaa, would retain him in the service
umfor^ .the,, incoming admiaistj^tion.
his reoeiving it when these fasti* are
brought to their notice.
The Baafcyet of News From thee
FaB^City Coweerningr the
Mr. C. H,-&reen has returned to Cin
Miss Lily Watson will visit Chicago
Wm. Watsoi the Undertaker, 813
Ninth stieet is-prompt and reliable in all
Prof. J. T. Gililiard, teacher of dancing
and instrumental music, may be found
at 13th and Walnut streets.
The funeral of Mrs. Phillis Bailey
mother of Mr. N I. Bailey, took place
at Fifteenth street church Sunday.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of HE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509
West Green street.
Rev. M. Robinson will attend the
inauguration and wbile in Washington
will organize a lodge of Knights of
Rev. N. Abbey of Quinn Chapel and
Rev. L. M. Haygood of Jackson street
church exchanged pulpits last Sunday
Mr. James Buckner Jr., is an appli
cant for the Internal Revenue Collector
ship of this district. Having been
President of the Board of Trade he will
receive the endorsement of the business
The news from the seat of war is con
stantly contradictory, but not so from
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup every report
concerning it proves it to be the best
Cough Sprup known. Only 25 cents a
HE APPEAL is on sale every week at
these placesi Bud Malone's, 509 W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street
Henry Norton's? 9.7 W, Walnut street
J. H. Taylor's, 515 W.Broadway J.
Joran's Jackson and Caldwell streets.
Mr. Mack Raglan and Miss Lula Stock
dale were mariied Thurday evening at
the*residence of Mrs. Thomas Smith on
Chestunt street near Tenth. The cere
mony was performed at 9.00 o'clock by
Rev. W. A. Forman. After the knot
had been*Btied congratulations were ex
tended by the large number of friends
present who enjoyed themselves until a
The inauguration of General Harrison
will be celebrated in this city. The Odd
Fellows will give an entertainment at
their Hall 13th and Walnut staeets.
Little Zion Baptist church will hold a
social gathering in the church and an
inauguration party will take place at the
residence of Prof. Jno M. Maxwell.
All af these entertainments will occur
Monday evening March 4.
The annual thanksgiving sermon of
the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
will be delivered at Little Zion Baptist
church to-morrow at 3 o'clock. Th
oration will be delivered by Rev. M.
Jamison and tbe choir will render choice
music. The order will be represented
in four numbers and the ceremony will
be recited by the order in concert. Ex
tensive preparations have been made
for the floral decorations, and the occa
sion is one drawing quite an interest.
The lines of our Mail Transfer Agent,
Mr. J. Curtis, fell not in pleasant
places, owing to the damnable color
prejudice of the hirelings around the
Union Depot, and Mr. Curtis was put to
every inconvenience that their devilish
ingenuity could invent. The result wa
that a lull and proper performance of
bis duty with the necessary dispatch
was almost impossible. But good fre
quently comes out of evil and in all
probability, such will be the result m
this case. The trouble that Mr. Cunis
was put to by these prejudiced employes
as a natural sequence came to the notice
of Mr. W. Butler, superintendent of
the railway mail service in this, the 10th
Division, and he at once set about
remedying the evil. Mr. Butler is a
radical Democratand is proud of it
but he is an honest believer in the
brotherhood of man, and thinks a
white man is as good as a Colored one,
if he Lehaves himself" and as those
white men around the depot had not
behaved themselves, and Curtis had en
deavored, to the best oi his ability, to
perform his duty, he did the only thing
in his power to remedy tbe evilas it
seems this great government is unable
to protect its employes, when they are
Colored he recommended the pro-j~
motion of Mr. Curtis to a railway mail I of pleasure the parties retired to their
clerkship. This kind action of Super in-1 homes,
Thirty coal renders met in Whale's*
coal office, on Eleventh street near
Chesnut, Tuesday afternoon to consider
the advisability of a union to prohibit
tne selling of four buckets of coal for ten
cents. I was quite a novelty to see the
string of wagons and to see how much
dissatisfaction the scheme produced,
borne were fussing and cursing, some
laughing. Those men buy and pay for
their coal and have a perfect ripbt to
sell it as they please. The admission
fee to the union is ten cents, and the
scheme will not work.
The East En Club gave a pleasure
party at the residence of Mr. Henry
Muss 424 Roselane street, on the even
ing of Feb. 22d. Among those present
were: ML-ses Annie Johnson, Birdie
White,. Mary Hicks, Ella McKay, Julia
Pierce, Belle Talafarro Cora White,
Daisy Mathews and Minnie Weaver
Messrs. Wm. White. Louis Johnson,
Thomas Ligbtfoot, James Ha (lord, Dan
iel Jackson, William Talliott, James
Berry, James Weeden, Alex Johnson
and James Brown. After a few hours
$2.00 PEE YEAR.
Xtoingk- in Socieiy Circles in the
Floar CiiyGosftip of the
B^sure to* visit the Peoples Theaa-i?
Mr. J-. G. Sterritt, has been quite ill
for a few 'days, but is now able to be
Go to Nexsen*f Williams' for Ladies',
G^ents's?id,-Children's fine footwear.
A. M/E. Church nie?ts every Monday
afternoon at the churgh.
Mr. Geo Williams is now p?*pared to
give the public satisfaction at his ton
soral parlors 219 3d street S.
Altman & Co., have made sonse won
derful cuts in prices for their stylish
clothing. Go and buy of them if you
The next giand full dress bail will
take place Wednesday evening March
.'0th, at the G. A. R. Hall, cor. list and
Washington aves, N., given by Mr. Geo.
The One Hundred met Monday even
ing at the church, and after a fornaal
opening and a measure of business was
t.v.nsacted they adjourned to meet Fri
day evening March 8th, at the church,.
The second anniveisai of St Anthony
Lodge G. U. O. of O will be cele
brated to-morrow afternoon. Rev. C.
II. Thomas will pi each ici them, at th&
H. Veters A M. E. church at 3 o'eloofev
Howard Collins a Colored barber on
3d ave. S., had an altercation with his
wife, on Sunday last, when the enraged)
lady drew a revolver and fired at her
husband. Being a poor marksman*
nothing serious resulted from it, exeepta
fine of ten dollars apiece when they
were taken before Judge Emery.
The eminent Grand Commander Mr.
J. C. Craig and Captain-General D. W
Buckner, of Golden Rule Coininandery*
Grand Rapids, Mich., spent a few days is
our city this week as they were return
ing home after traveling for five months
through the western states. They were
entertained on Wednesday evening by
the Colored Masonic fraternity of the
city who gathered in their hall on Nicol
let ave., about nine o'cloek and spent
several hours talking and 6peech-mak
ing from there they went to Blake
Colton's restaraunt where an elaborate
banqpet board was awaiting them.
Alter the repast was served Messre.
Thomas, Gibbs, Neal, Sterritt and Plum
mer, indulged in short speeches.
Among those present were: Grand Com
mander J. C. Craig. Cuptaia-General
W. Buckner Sir Knigbts E. H. Ham
ilton, C. A. Davis, C, W. Lee, D. F. Mc~
Farland, Rev. C. Thomas others of
lower rank were: M. W. Weaver, J. L,
Neal, J. G. Sterritt, G. W. Turner, A. G.
Plummer, Thos. A. Jackson, Jasper
Gibbs, Z. W. Mitchell.
Last Saturday morning about 3 o'clock
deith entered the home of one of our
esteemed and aged citizens and took
from him without a moments warning,his
beloved wife. As Mrs. Anna Ragan was
talking to her husband, she leaned for
ward to turn a damper in the stove when
death touched her heart with instantain
eous effect. The terror stricken hus
band sprang to her side, only in time to
see his wife a corpse. The coroner eat
ainined her and pronounced her death
of heart disease She leaves to mourn
her loss, a husband two nephews, a
niece and many friends in this city,
her funeral was preached by Rev
Thomas Sunday afternoon at 3 o'cock at
their home 615 Washington ave. South.
Her remains were taken to Xenia Ohio,
erment, where she has living, two
sisters and a brother. Mr. Robert Ragan
with his wife have lived in St. Paul a nd
Minneapolis for about thirteen years.
She was at her death fifty-two years old.
had been married about twenty-six
years. He husband accompanied her
remains and will return in a few weeks.
rhe Latest in Weddings.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 25.A novel
wedding in Colored society here took
place at the church of the Rev. John
Jasper, the famous auther of "D son
do move" theory. The bride waited at
tbe pulpit, wbile ten virgins with their
lamps burning, went down the aisle to
meet the groom, who stoood at tbe door.
As they walked tbe lamps of five foolish
virgins went out, whereupon tbey were
summarily expelled from the building,
and were forced to stand on tbe pave*
ment outside during the entire cere
mony. This was of course,, according to
programme. Then the five wise virgins,
whose lamps weib burning brightly, es
corted the groom up the aisle, where he
was met by the bride, while tb choir
sang, "Behold tbe bridegroom cometh.'*
Fresh From Fargo.
Mr. Amos Thomas left Monday night
for Washington, in company with W.
Montgomery, tbe large farmer from
Cbristaine, Dak. Mr. Montgomery is
the largest Col red farmer in the North*
Mr. R. G. Bowman left Tuesday, for
Washington to be present at the inaugu
ration. Thence to Nortn Carolina to
visit his mother, he has net seen her for
twenty-four years, and expects to bring A
her out to the Garden City at Fargo,
where all Colored people are ma4je^