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i INDEPENDENT.
I I IHII E APPEA I
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VOL. IV: NO. 43.
SAINT PAUL.
A Few Notes and Paragraphs of
the Metropolis of the
North-west.
little Locals.
Mrs. J. K. Hilyard has returned from
Washington.
Mr. T. H. Lyles is quite sick at his
residence.
Mrs. Wm, Liggins who has been quite
sick is convolescent.
Stevens Lodge, No. 113 F. A. M. will
rent their new and ellegantly furnished
parties, etc
Mr. Charles Congrove of Owatonna,
was in the city this week the guest of
Mr. J. K. Hilyard.
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.
Monday being the biithday of Mrs.
Geo. A. Dequoy, she spent qute a pleas
ant evening. A few friends called, who
wished her many happy returns of the
day.
Should you need anything in the jew
elry line, call on John D. Bodfoid380
East Seventh street, and save ton per
cent. Head his advertisement on fourth
page.
Mis MaiyDickei son of Kansas City,
Mo died in that city on Saturday. She
was a usin of Mr. R. D. Ware of St.
Paul. She left three children, one a
babe of six weeks.
"The Rialto" lestaurantNo 378 Min
nesota street has again changed hands.
It is now being run by the original pro
pria tor Mr. George Brown. Regular
meals will be served for 25 cents, room
.and boaid &4.00.
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.
Mr. Samuel Lewis and Miss Glenora
Roe weie married Wednesday night at
the residence of Mr. R. H. Perry 1021
Laurel avenue by Rev. John M. Hen
derson. The bride looked charming in
'inadove colored henrietta cloth with
plush trimmings, diamonds. The wed
ding trouseaii was presented by the
bride's mother.
Business excellent past week at
Olympic. For the week of March 25th
Maynard and Mendoza's "Bright Lights"
a clever noveltv company. In addition
J. H. Mack, Giace Sylvano and stock
company will -appear in Mack's great
burlesque entitled "The Turkish
Harem," replete with pretty girls, spicy
dialogue and sensational situations.
The concert and consolidation of the
Eureka Band ot St. Paul and Farr Band
of Minneapolis took place at Drake
Block Hall Tuesday night and was really
a very cieditable affair. Theinstument
al solos on mandolin, guitar and violin
by Prof. Dayinon of Onicago were master
performances and the place entitled
"Mixed Candy" by a trio of httle girls
was quite pleasing. The affair ended
With a hop.
A PARTNER WANTEDAn active
partner with from $1,500 to $2,000 cash,
is wanted in a well established general
expressing, houbehold goods moving,
and baggage check room business, in St.
Paul, Minn. The business now has six
wagons and teams, an uptown and a
down town office and Union depot check
room. The \alue of the business is now
$5,000. Any one who means business
address C. H. WILLIAMS
375 Selby Ave. St. Paul.
Of course every body remembers the
beautiful ciazy quilt which was awarded
to Mis. William Alston at the Baptist
chuich fair. The quilt is valued at 00
and is a beauty so beautilul and so
valuable that the fortunate owner has
never used it. She now desiies to dis
pose of it, and in order to do so, has, de
cided to do bo by chance. She and her
friends have tickets to sell at 50 cents
each which will entitle the holders to a
chance on the quilt and also admission
to Odd Fellows Hall where the raffle
will be conducted. The raffle will take
place next Tuesday night, March 26th.
There will be music and refresh
ments at the raffle and those who pur
chase tickets will get the worth of their
money and also a chance to get a $100
quilt for 50 cent*.
How to Sleep.
"In order to hecure a good night's
rest," says a well known doctor, "jou
should sleep with your head to the
North. Do not cuil yurself up or as
sume awkward positions, as tkev check
the flow of blood to and from the biam
and 10b sleep of its refreshing qualities.
The easiest and freest position is the
best." Sensible words. And, by the
-way, the best way to get a good ride is
to take the Saint Paul & Duluth Rail
road, which has fast trains daily to and
from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, and
West Superior, making connection to all
points. A. B. Plough, General Passen
ger, Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
How to Save money.
Not by buying soapthough "Soap"
is a good thing to carry elections. Not
by investigating in infallible cures for
(^-^consumption, or champion catarrh
remediesthey are like the Yankee
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peddler's razors, "made to sell." The
way to save money is by the ability to
know a good thing when you see it, and
take advantage of it. You can save
money at all times by taking "The Bur
lington" for Chicago, St. LouiB, Kansas
City, Omaha, Denver and all prominent
points in the West and Northwest. The
speed of its trains and the certainty of
its connections will save time, and time
money. The comfort and luxury of its
equipments will save worry, and the
courteous manners of its employes will
save your temper. For maps, time
tables and any information respecting
this line, call on any of the local agents,
or write to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass.
Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
The Budget of News From the
Falls City Concerning the
Colored People
Gossip's Melange.
Mrs. W. A. Forman is better.
Mr. Joseph Nunn is much improved
Miss Jane Frazier has returned from
Indianapolis.
Rev. Smith Claiborne is in the city
from St. Louis.
Prof. Wm. H. Ballard of Jackson,
Tenn., was in the city last week.
Any one can sell two or three houses
by addressing THE APPEAL OI 024 West
street.
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, 813
Ninth street is prompt and reliable in all
his dealings.
The Daisy Park Company is arranging
the park and getting it in order for the
picnic season.
Cease your coughing and enjey refresh
ing slumber, which Dr. Bull's Cough
syrup will insure you.
Alonzo Miller believes the devil is
after him, and he was, last week, sent
to the lunatic asylum.
W. H. Lawson is preparing to open a
photograph gallery on Walnut street be
tween 9 and 10th streets.
Mr. Jerry Phillips the head waiter at
the Alexander hotel, entertained Mr.
J. Q. Adams at dinner last Saturday.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Mr. Henry L. Dufee, formeily teacher
in the public schools of Ripley, Ohio,
was in the city Sunday the guest of Wm.
H. Lawson.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No.
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West Green street.
Mrs. Anastasia Boon who was said to
be 109 years old died at the Little Sisters
of the Poor home last Thursday. She
has been a widow for 50 years.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
these places. Bud. Malone's, 509 W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street
Henry Norton's, 927 W, Walnut sheet
Taylor's, 515 W. Broadway J.
Joran's Jackson aud Caldwell streets.
Mr. Sully Harris the expressman met
with a singular mishap last week. He
has a favorite maie which he teases con
siderably which has made her a little
\icious. While in the stable a few
mornings since the mare bit at Harris
and catching his upper lip tore it com
pletely off. The wound was promptly
attended to and Hairis may recover,
but he ill probably be disfigured for
life.
The fourth anniversary of the C. Y.
C. A., at the Quinn Chapel last
Thursday night was a very successful
affan. The house was crowded. The
leading features were an address by the
president Mr. Albert Mack, and essay
by Mrs. L. S. Morris, "The Future of
our Women," an essay, "The Future of
our Young Men," by Dr. J. H. Welch,
and a history of the organization by Mr.
J. W. Birney.
The St. Thomas Old Folks Home As
sociation met in Green street chuich
last Sunday afternoon. The meeting
was very interesting. They are looking
for a location and have inspected a build
ing on Magazine street between 9th
street. The association has accumulated
some several hundred dollais and their
buying and establishing of a home for
the aged Colored people in this city will
meet with gieat satisfaction.
Mr. Louis Parker at 253 and 255 West
Jefferson has made a sort of new depar
ture for a Coloied man. He has opened
Artists Exhibition Rooms where may be
seen a magnificent collection of beauti
ful pictures of all descriptions. He
mounts and frames pictures to order
and has a full stock of the latest designs
in mouldings. His is an enterprise
which snould receive encouragement
fiom all. An invitation is extended to
the leaders of THE APPEAL to visit his
rooms and inspect his exquisite stock.
The corner stone of Gladstone Baptist
church was laid Sunday afternoon al 3
o'clock by the Knights of Friendship.
The Knights were out in full unifoim
with their red and purple feathers and
their swords shining, left their hall 9th
and Magazine streets, at 2 o'clock headed
by Prof. Timmons' military band
marched to the site. A great number of
people were present, and the oration
was delivered by W. H. Lawson
Several weeks ago an injunction was
ordered against the building of this
church by the council passed an act
gronting the continuation of the edifice.
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And What I Sa Tbere. Being:
an Account of the Trip
From at. Paul, ot
Rev. John M. Henderson.
After a very pleasant ride part of
which was through some of the most
picturesque spots of Pennsy vania, my
wife, her sister Miss Virgie Douglass,
and I arrived at the famous and O
Depot, Washington, D. at six p. m.
March 1st., we, together with Rev. D.
P. Brown and N. McCraklin were met
elegant and commodious residence of
of Bishop Brown at the door of which
we met Miss Mamie who conducted us
into the reception room where were
assembled the Bishop's splendid family
all but he were there, I found him in his
study busy at work. Hugh bundles of
letters, piles of papers with marked
columns gave me some idea of the great
amount of official care resting upon this
venerable man, while his liberal select
ion of books apparantly numbering a
thousand volumes clearly attested the
fact of his scholaily habits. All the
latest periodicals and standaid publica
tions were to be found theie, but few
young men pursue more regular and
systematic a course of reading than does
this prelate, who has been a scholar for
fifty years. No man can claim to know
Bishop Brown as he is unless he meet
him at his home.
There is no more home-like a home,
no more loving and affectionate a family
no more genial a fireside in all the land
than that at which, Mrs. Brown presides.
Saturday, devoted to sight seeing,
we looked in upon the senate and
house of representatives, visited the
navy yard aud seveial other places of
interest.
Sundayin the morning attended
services at the Metropohtian Church.
This edifice is beyond-all doubt not only
the largest but al-o the most costly
stiucture owned by Colored people in
the world. It claims a seating capacity
of 2,600. It is a utilitarian structure
and posesses no architectural beauty, it
is simply a huge chapel, and has little or
nothing of the chu'-chly in its appear
ance and will stand as a monumental
materialization of the simplicity of
primative Methodist ideas. Chicago or
St. Louis still has the chance to build
the great church of the race. Thus far
we have seen or heard of no church
which excels the interior of St. James
at St. Paul, Minn.
Rev. Dr. T. W. Henderson of Chicago,
the sacramental sermon. The
exordium was replete with truths most
eloquently, philosophically, and impies.
ively utteied the peroration contained
applications so forcibly put as to fill the
vast auditorum with shouts and demon
strations such as would scarcely have,
have expected from a congregation ap
pearing so grave and refined.
As was said by numbers of ministers
present, there are none among the race
passing greater and more varied power
in the pulpit than Dr. T. W. Henderson.
In the evening it was my privilege to
preach at the 15th street Presbyterian
church of which Rev. F. Grimke is pas
tor. The edifice is a neat little chapel
with a capacity for perhaps three hun
dred, but the pulpit is the most famous
of the race. Rev. Grimke is a true
scholar and a trained theologian, his
sermons contain none of the bosh called
"gravy" but are grave, broad, practical
and earnest. His congiegation is said
to be the most exclusively refined and in
telligent one of the race. Owing partly
to the stormy weather, and paitlv pei
haps to the fact that the largebt gathei
ing attend in the morning, I did not
meet the full congregation.
Monday we witnessed the inauguration
of which all have read. Tuesday was
devoted, part to sight seeing, part to the
National Press convention, and part to
receiving callers. In the evening we
attended, in company with Bishop
Brown and his wife, an elegant recep
tion at the beautiful home of Dr. Au
gusta, where we met Senator Bruce and
wife, and many othei prominent person
ages.
Wednesday, in company with Bishop
Brown and his pleasant daughter, Mi6s
Mamie, our party drove through many
of the most famous streets, visited How
ard University, called upon Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Ljles at the elegant home of
Mr. Hilyer, called at the White House,
viewed the Smithsonian Institute and
several other places of interest.
At night attended the Press conven
tion and listened to an address from the
eloquent lips of the greatest Negro of
his day, Hon. Frederick Douglass.
Thursday was a busy dav, in a city like
Washington one with limited time be
fore him can do little more than glance
at things and pass on. We spent several
hours ut Corcoran's Art Gallery, visited
several other places of interest, rode
across Long Biidge, and reached home
just in time to dress for the elegant re
ception tendered by the Bishop to his
guests and his former host and hostess,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lyles. Here we
met many of the very prominent church
people of the East. At night we at
tended an elegant reception at the home
of Editor Chase. Here it was our priv
ilege again to meet Hon. J. M. Langstou.
Friday morning the Bishop's family
and guests were entertained at break
fast by Mr. and Mrs Lucas, where we
met Mrs. West of Richmond, Va., and
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ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHiqJGO. SATTJKDAY. MARCH 23,1889.
stralia. The
five courses,
anner. Mies
leveral vocal
ed her rare
Miss Gibbons late from
breakfast was served
and in a most eleganl
Gibbons favored us wit!
selections which evid
musical powers. FridajOiight we de
parted for Chicago. *,x
During seven days at Washington we
formed the acquaintance of nearly three
hundred people. Duringone day eighty
nine person called at theCBishop's resi
dence, over seventy of?.which were
Social calls. At another .time and more
at length we will speak o^Drs. Derrick,
Mitchell, Steward, Jennifer, Ooppin and
others among the Jight^ ot the East
whom we met. J. M, |KNDERSON.
SMOW S WhMr
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Matters and Things in the Fu
ture GreatHome Club
Entertainment.
St. Louis Society Slaw.
Mrs. Morton Reynolds is very sick
with gastric fever.
It is a fact well known that there is no
better family medicine sold than Laxa
dor. Price 25 cents.
Mrs. Jennie Roberson, formerly of
Mississippi who has been quite sick is
improving under the treatment of Br
Clark.
The ladies of the Episcopal (Father
Mason's) church aie arranging an after
lent entertainment. The sale of three
bundled aprons is to be one of the prin
cipal featuies. Among those in chaige
are: Mesdames. Kelly, Vasbon, and
Misses Lou M. Carter, Emma L. Vas
hon.
One of the children at the Coloied Or
phans Home was seriously burned last
week while the matron had left the
sitting room for a few minutes. On ac
count of the kind and constant attention
of Mrs. Newton and Miss Copeland, the
little creature has greatly improved
during the past few days.
Dr. Consuela Clark of Cincinnati, Ohio,
is making many admirers in the cify.
Her educational and other qualifications,
together with her great good common
sense, are calculated to win. During
her sojourn in St. Louis, Dr, Clark has
received much cordial treatment. Mrs.
H. D. King and Mrs. C. C. Helms, gave
an afternoon tea for hetfMrs. R. H.
Cole gave a party forber Monday even
ing the 18th, Mesdames. Payne and
Oliver gave a reception for Dr. Clark.
The above and other entertainments
have made her stay here enjoyable.
The members of the Home Club ban
queted their president A. D. Langston,
a week ago at his residence. Among
those participating were: Messrs. A.
T. Berthe, Samuel Mordecai, D. L. Mc
Leod, J. A. Kelley, O. M. Woo3, D. E.
Goins, J. W. Grant, A. C. Rivers, J. F.
Thomas, E. G. Buries and Selectman.
Several toasts were drank and responses
made as follows: "Music" O. M. Wood
"The business man,"*A. T. Berthe,
"Our Public fcchools," J. A. Kelly "Our
absent members," D. S. McLeod "The
Home Club," A. D. Langston. Master
Sumner Byion, and Messrs. Grant,
Rivers and Selectman, interspersed the
above intellectual feast with the choicest
of music. The most delicate of provi
sions were served during the evening.
Davenport, Iowa.
Rev. J. Watson of Davenport, now in
Minneapolis, Minn., has accepted a call
to the Baptist church of Rock Island,
111.
Rev. Wm. Brown of the 3d Baptist
church is attending the Ministerial and
Deacon Union meeting at Burlington,
Iowa.
Mis. J. M. Busey, Mrs. C. H. Mar
shall and Mrs. R. Richardson, conducted
an interesting sociable at the residence
of the latter Thursday eve. 14th, large
attendance and a good time was the ver
dict of all.
Mrs. C. H. Marshall, the District Sun
day School Superintendent of the Iowa
District, has returned home from a visit
to the schools of Muchakinack, Excel
sior and Oskaloosa, and reports a lively
school for each place.
Direct From Duluth.
Mr. E. N. Richey is still quite sick.
The Colored population of Duluth
exceeds 200.
THE APPEAL can be had of Jno. H.
Simms 1326 E. Superior street.
Mrs. N Wagner is doing some haTd
work trying to establish a Colored
Church.
In honor of Prof. Alex W. Harris' 27th
birthday Miss Mattie Branch and the
ladies of Duluth gave him a party at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs L. W. Thomas
Dancing until 2 when refreshments
were served.
Shot by a Jealous Husband.
Quincy, March 20.Adam Briscoe, a
Colored porter in one of the hotel?, grew
jealous of his young wife to night fol
lowed her down town. He shot her
twice in the back and seriously wounded
her. Briscoe is under arrest and claims
that his wife's infidelity drove him to do
the shooting.
Two Colored men were seated in front
of a Colored saloon fronting the bay at
St. Augustine, Fla., recently. One held
in his hand a revolver they had been
examining, when by some careless
movement it was discharged. The ball
passed through the other band of the
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owner and both bands of his companion. Robert Harris, Jr., were nominated for
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PEAL,fI
Doings of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget,
Mrs. L. H. Reynolds has been quite
sick for days.
A fine dress shirt, White's select
stock, 6 for $8.50.
Mrs. G. W. Eitzgerald 2631 La Salle is
quite sick with pneumonia.
Miss Birdie Rogers, who was quite ill
last week has fnliy recovered.' -***11*
You must read THE APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mr. J. C. Cooper has gone to San
Francisco. He will return soon.
Mr. R. Morris has moved from his
former residence to 1704 Dearborn
street.
Mrs.H. Jones, of 213 3d ave., leaves
to-day for Kankakee to visit a sick
brother.
Miss S. W. Hazel of Louisville Ky., is
visiting her cousin Mrs. M. L. Cooper
397 27th street.
For latest styles in dressmaking call
on Miss Lizzie Anderson, No. 497 State
street, top flat.
Ladies, have your dressmaking done
by Mrs. Pendergrast, No. 77 E.Harrison
street, ground floor.
The Young Men's Garden City Ly
ceum met Wednesday at 446 State street
President Bryan in the chair.
Mr. Enos Scruggs, of Morgan Park
Seminary, preached at Shilo Baptist
church, Englewood, Sunday night.
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
wiH clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
trial.
Mr. Bell who was nominated for con
stab in the Second Ward has resigned
in. favor f Mr. J. Q. Grant, so says
rumor.
Mrs. L. H. Mason has moved from
2727 Butterfield to 28G9 Butterfield where
she will be pleased to see her many
friends.
Mrs. W. C. Bruce returned from
Washington last Saturday morning and
started back the same night to remain
several weeks.
The Kindergarten Association will
hold a speeial meeting next Tuesday
March 26th at 2962 State street. Busi
ness of importance.
Mrs. John Watson, who has been the
guest of Mrs. J. C. Williams for several
weeks left Tuesday for Minneapolis to
permanently reside.
Mr. Ed. Smith who has been a sufferer
from white swelling for several years
died at the residence of his father on
La Salle street Monday.
Chas. Landre, the newsdealer, 111
Harrison street has the new Masonic
work, "Ecce Oiienti" on sale. All master
masons should have a copy.
For Kent:Furnished lootn in private
family residing on Dearborn near 32d.
Address "W Chicago office of THE
APPEAL, 325 Dearborn street.
Get your flour, feed, coal and wood
from W. Harrison & Son, 2103 State
street. They are Colored gentlemen
and deserve your patronage.
A nice little surprise party was tend
ered to Mr. and Mis. Thomas Myers at
their residence on Deaiborn street, last
Thursday. The occasion was a pleasant
one to all.
Mrs. J. J. Mitchell, the fashionable
dressmaker at No. 124 Van Buren, will
move t No. 220 Ontario, cor. of N. Clark
next Saturday where she will be pleased
to see both old and new customers.
The Centennial Club concert at Olivet
church Monday night was an artistic
and financial success. The performers
were Miss Lizzie Dougan, The Silver
toned Quaitette and Miss Gertie Jack
son.
"Are you going to the races?" "Yes,
and bet on the winning horse." "Not
the handsome Abdullah, he is lame.
Didn't you know?" "I'll whisper in
your ear, he'll win. They are using
Salvation Oil."
If you wish to buy a home be sure to
see Wm. Frink at 544 Morris street,
near Garfield Boulevard and Wright
street. He has a number of fine cottages
and sells them very reasonable on
monthly payments or your own terms.
The young people of Englewood or
ganized a literary society Wednesday
night. The officers are: Chas. Steward,
president Miss Lulu Williams, vice
president William Johnson, secretary:
Miss Ida Grant, assistant secretary Miss
M. E Butler, treasurer.
A committee composed of Seward
French, David Blackburn, John W.
Pope and John J. Smith waited on
Mayor Roche Wednesday asking the ap
pointment of Mr. Lloyd Curl on the po
lice force. They left feeling that their
request would be granted.
One of the best and most orderly con
ducted saloons of the city is that of Mr.
John Jennings No. 434 Dearborn street,
the place is supplied with billiard and
pool tables for the accomodation of
guests, but no gambling is tolerated,
Gentlemen whishing to pass leisure
hours pleasantly, should call.
The Thirteenth Ward Club the banner
Colored club of the city has done much
good work for the Colored people. As
a result of its work David Blackburn and
constables in West town. The Colored
people will eventually learn that in]
Union there is Strength.
The Republicans held their conven
tions last Saturday and nominated John
A. Roche, for Mayor Samuel B. Ray
mond, for City Treasurer Theodore
Brentano, for City Attorney Franz
Amberg, for City Clerk. South Town
Republicans recognized the Colored con
tigent by re-nominating Dr. C. H. Mc
Callister for clerk and nominating G. B.
Hutchinson in the First Ward and R. G.
Armstrong in the Third Ward for con
stables. The Democrats made their
nominations, but there is no use to
notice them as they will never be heard
from again.
MINNEAPOLIS MATTERS
Doings in Society Circles in the
Flour CityGossip of the
Gossipers.
Ineteresting- Items.
Mr. E. A. Curtiss, is quite ill at his
residence 615 Washington Ave. S.
Mr. Geo Williams is now prepared to
give the public satisfaction at his ton
soral parlors 219 3d street S.
The benefit to be given Mrs. E. J.
Coleman on the 28th, inst., will not take
place until some time in April.
Elder Knight, of Chicago, preached a
very eloquent sermon at the St Peters
A. M. E. church last Sunday morning
and evening.
Altman & Co., have made some won
derful cuts in prices for their stylish
clothing. Go and buy of them if you
wish bargains.
Mr. Wm. Wheaton, who has been
dangerously ill for some time, was on
the street yesterday, receiving congratu
lations from his friends.
The healthy growth of the baby is de
pendent upon its freedom from the per
nicious effects of opium. Dr. Bulls
Baby Syrup is the best remedy known
for the diseases of early childhood
The St. Peters A. M. E. Church Fair
opened last Monday, at the corner of
Nicollett Ave., and 7th St. Mayor E.
M. Johnson made a short address. The
choir and Farr Band did their part in
making a pleasant opening. It will close
to-nght.
Rumor says that Mr. F. E. Wilson,
formerly of this city, now in Spokane
Falls, Wash., is about to loose his posi
tion as head waiter at the Grand Hotel.
We find the rumor is groundless, as he
is well and doing well. While in our
city, Mr. Wilson made many friends
who could not believe the repoits con
cerning him.
I INDEFATIGABLE, I
III
The benefit tendered Rey. C. H.
Thomas last Thursday evening at his
church, was a grand success. The tal
ent which assisted in Prof. Lucas bene
fit took part. A. very enjoyable program
was rendered, as only the combined
talent of St. Paul,and Minneapolis, can
render. Those who participated in the
program were Mesdames: Clay, B. H.
Wilson, G. Anderson. Katie Smith, and
Prof. Luca, in a quartette, which en
thused every one. The second select
ion was a solo, and chorus by Mrs. K,
Smith. G. Anderson, F. Johnson and
N. Nichols, all are home talent, and
they were well appreciated by a home
audience. Miss Cora Napier then rend
ered a recitation, which was creditable.
Miss Napier is young and if she follows
her course of study longer, she will
certainly give credit to our Minneapolis
scociety. For want of space we cancommenced
only touch on the main features of the
evening. Prof. Luca's solo was good.
The encore to Mesdames. Clay and
Wilson's duet teslified to it value. The
St. Paul Quartette sang sweetly.
Double Trouble.
Mr. Thomas Talliafarro died at his
residence in Englewood last Friday of
consumption. His remains were laid
out to await the burial rites, when a fire
broke out in an adjacent feed store, and
spread to the little cottage where the
dead man lay surounded by female
mourners. The women were excited
but retained presence of mind enough
to remove the corpse from the building
to other quarters. The house was con
sumed. The deceased was 36 vears of
age and had been married about ten
jcars and leaves a widow and two chil
dren to momn the loss of father, and
home at one fell swoop. Tha widow
and children accompanied the remains
to Washington, D. where they will
be interred. The property was fully in
sured.
Green Halleck, a worthy Colored man
who lives about two miles from Dawson,
isthe father of twenty-two children,
all having the same mother, who is still
living and has a youthful appearance,
Seventeen of these children are living
with and near their parents. Halleck
owns land, plenty of stock, has a good
house which he pur up last summer at
a cost of $800 or more, and credit is as
good for what he wants as any man in
Terrell Countv.
Mr. Henderson Smitb, Colored, and
Miss Evelyn Miller, white, the daughter
of very respectable parents, in West De
troit, Mich., were quietly married by a
Justice of the Peace last week.
John Jackson, a Colored porter, who
fell seventy feet at Binghampton, N. Y.,
and broke both legs and one arm, says he
would not fall the same distance again
for $15.
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$2.00 PER YEAR.
CALL FOR CONVENTION.
Representative Men Call the Col
ored Citizens of Minne
sota to meet in
Convention in St. Paul.
We the undersigned Colored citizens
of the state of Minnesota, hail with joy
the steps taken by the able and thought
ful leaders of the Colored race, in Wash
ington March 6th. in calling a national
convention to be held in New York city
April 30, 1S89, to consider the intel
lectual, civil and political status of the
Colored people. The Colored vote of*
Minnesota being large, it is important
that this state have some reppesenta
tion.
We the undersigned, signers of this
call most earnestly urge that the think
ing Colored men in the \arious counties
call mass meetings to elect delegates to
the state convention which will convene
in the Capitol at St. Paul, Monday April
1, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Basis of representation will be as fol
lows:
Ramsey county,
Hennepin county,
Washington county,
St. Louis county,
10 delegates,
it 10 delegates.
5 delegates.
5 delegates.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
1 delegate.
Polk county,
Anoka county,
Faribault county,
Albert Lea county,
Winona county,
Blue Earth county,
Dakota county,
Shakopee county,
Owatonna county,
Said state convention to elect dele
gates to national convention to be held
in New York City, April 30, 1889.
Respectfully,
James K. Hilyaid.
Geo. H. Grooms.
Jno. W. Luca.
J. W. Willis.
James Bannister.
G. C. Allen.
R. D. Ware.
Wade H. Hampton.
N. H. Butt.
S. C. Waldron.
S. E. Hardy.
Owen Davis.
Wm. Gray.
Thomas Jefferson.
James Williams'.
G. S. Hunton.
Daniel Horton.
J. F. Coquire.
C. H. Williams,
James H. Smith.
D. Hall,
J. C. Todd.
Wm. A. Ramsey.
John L. Neal.
T. Lomack.
A. H. Myrick.
Jasper Gibbs.
Emery Mitchell.
M. E. Singleton.
Z. W. Mitchell.
A. G. Plunamer.
F. D. Parker.
Guy Jones, Colored, works with V. A.
Clegg, of Lee County, Ga., and is unlike
any other man only in that his legs and
hands are petrified. These members
are as hard as ordinary wood, and the
pressure which one could impose with
a finger nail failed to make any inden
tation in the flesh. The man has no
feeling in them whatever, but if they are
cut the blood will flow as from the per
son of an ordinary man. Guy is free to
talk about his oddity and says that it
on him nine years ago.
"The doctor told me that it would kill
me in four years," said the man, with a
grin, "but I am here yet."
One of the most striking women at the
inauguration ball was a tall, lithe, dark
baired girl, with brilliant eyes and
clean-cut features. She looked like a
Spanish beauty and attracted a great
deal of attention. There was nothing
of the African in her appearance, but
she was a Colored ladyJuliette
Robinsonfrom Louisiana. A number
of the best dancers in the room,
asked to be presented to her, but
she refused to waltz with any one. She
is said to be as brilliant in conversation
as in appearance.
At Xenia, O., Ap Bowman, a twelve
year-old Colored boy, shot through the
door of bis home Saturday night, and
wounded in the neck, though not ser
iously, his fifteen-year-old friend,
Robert Williams, who knocked fcr ad
mittance and did not answer when
asked who he was. The Bowman boy
had been frightened by some bogus
White Cap notices recently, and thought
tliey had come for him, his parents being
out to spend the evening.
The fortune of a Colored miser is now
the prize at Atlanta, Ga. Adam Beck,
for years lived outside the city in a hut,
with no one near him, and no relatives
known. A couple of days since died.
In bis hut was found silver coin to the
amount of $12,000. If no relatives ap
pear this goes to the State, but lawyers
are already at work trying to get up
claimants who will give them a footing
in Court, whei the fortune would be
divided up in fees.
At Knoxyille, Tenn., one day last
week, a young mechanic was horribly
mangled at the shops where .he worked
and was taken to his boarding house
I covered with blood. Mrs. Frances
Buruey a Colored woman who worked
at the house was so shocked at his ap
pearance that she dropped dead.

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