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UTERED AT POSTOFFJCE AS SECOND-CLASS IATTEH
SATURDAY, MAY 18,1889.
Speaker Carlisle being recently asked
his opinion of the attempt to form a
white men's Republican party in the
South, gave it thus: "It will be a com
plete failure. Without the Colored man
the Republican party would amount to
nothing whatever as a political force in
the South, and the fact is well under
stood by white and black alike. No
doubt a white man's Republican party
with enough members to hold all the
Federal offices might be organized in
any Southern State, but it would be of
no value whatever to the party in either
local or national contests." Congress,
man Houk, of Tennessee, whose district
contains more white Republicans than
any other in the South says: "That
would be performing 'Hamlet' with
Hamlet left out, in most Southern
States." Speaker Carlisle only fails of
telling the entire truth when he says
that such a party would be a detriment
in both local and national contests. The
Colored vote secure to white Republicans
hundreds of local offices in the South
and the electoral vote of several North
ern States, so that even the Federal
office holders partly owe their positions
to the Colored vote. W ithout the Colored
vote, Harrison would not have been
elected, and of course, they would not
have been appointed.
The English statesmen who rejoiced
in our civil war, as an event which
would render the southern portion of
the United States a most excellent mar
ket for their wares, have not yet gotten
over the chagrin of their failure to effect
their object and are still seeking some
one to kick with their free-trade boots.
For instance Lord Walseley thus speaks
of Jeff Davis: The soi-disant statesman
who began his high duties with the
avowed expectation that 10,000 Enfield
rifles would be sufficient to overawe the
United States who then refused the ser
vices of 366,000 men, the flower of the
them, because he had n\ot arms for more
Indian fleet, whic' happy chance and
tbe zeal of subordinates threw in his way
the ruler who could not see that the one
vital necessity for the South was at all
sacrifice and at ail hazard, to keep the
ports open who rejected all means pro
posed by others for placing the finances
ot the Confederacy on a sound basis
tLat man, as I think, did more than any
other individual on either side to save
the Union. Lord Walesley forgets to
add to his last sentence "And to destroy
our free-trade hopes."
At If si the Interstate Commerce Com
mission has rendered a decision in the
case of Rev. W. H. Heard against the
Georgia Railroad Company for unjust
discrimination on account of Color. In
the opinion by Commissioner Bragg he
says- "It is the lawful duty that a ear
lier like the defendent owes to the trav
eling public, in carrying out its rule of
furnishing separate cars to white and
Colored passengers on its line, engaged
in inter state travel, to make them equal
in comfort, accommodation, and equip
ment without any discrimination, and
to afford equal protection of law alike to
all such passengers without regard to
race, color, or sex, against undue preju
dice or disadvantage from disorderly
conduct on the part of other passengers
and patrons. On the facts inthepio
ceedingsitis held that the defennant
violated the law in each of the foregoing
respects as against the petitioner."
LOUISVILLE OFFICE, employed an attorney to argue
1002 FRANKLIN AVENUE.
Governor Humphrey of Kansas has
declined to issue requisition papers for
John W. Allen, a Colored man of Tope
ka, as requested by the Governor of
Alabama. Allen is a Colored man who
was employed at the State Capital in
Alabama. About seven years ago he be
came involved in a quarrel, which is
said to have been of a political nature.
Allen made his escape and came^to __
Kansas. He says that on account of his
politics and color, he could not get a fair
trial in Alabama on the charge of mur
for refusing to grant the papers, that the
crime was committed seven years ago
that Allen's whereabouts have been/
known to the Alabama authorities for
hies Topeka and not therefore a fugitive
Tnnfifea nnr! ia f ti.
A Washington special says: "James
A. Spellman, of Mississippi, a promi
nent Colored Republican, was to-day
appointed a special agent of the General
Land Office for the investigation of
timber frauds. The position is an im
portant one, and indicates a disposition
on the part of the Administration to
recognize the Colored man. This ap
pointment is likely to be followed by
the appointment of a number of Colored
men to other positions of responsibil-
ity." Mr. Spellman is widely known as
a gentlaman of honor, intelligence and
integrity, and is a genuine Republican
He was a delegate to the Chicago con
vention and performed an important
feat in making Harrison president of
the United States. The appointment is
a good one.
Mr. J. Elias Rector, one of the best
known and best liked young Colored
men of Little Rock, Ark., has been ap
pointed railway postal clei k. We are of
the opinion that Mr. Rector should have
had something better but he had been
in the postal service many years and
had a hankering for the old business we
(CONTINUED FROM FIHST PAGE.)
above sea level. When day dawned on
the morning of the fifth day the train
was already in tnat marvelous valley,
and a few hours later the city itself was
reached and as we look up at the clock
we find the hands indicate 11:13 a. m.
which shows us we have made the trip
from Capital to Capital, in 103 hours.
SOME OF THE SIGHTS OF MEXICO
To see all that is to be seen in such a
city as Mexico during a stay of 48 hours
was, of course, impossible, but it was
found possible to see a very spirited
bull fight on Sunday afternoon, to visit
the Cathedral, the National Palace, the
City Hall, the Alameda, the Zacola,
where military bands play daily to
wander through the handsome stieets
with their fine statues and stately build
ings,, and last, and best, to drive out to an a last and best to drive nut tn
vuaj/mrej/cv, l/uwind nwu UUCO Wy Up 111^ 6
uau^uanuBwr mure, historic hills through the innumerabl.e
man who neglected to buy the East cypress groves to the castle, to inspect
not only the well organized military
collegesurely the most beautiful edu
cational institution in the worldbut
also the summer palace of the President
with which each and every apartment is
furnished defies description.
A Colored ranaway match recently
occurred at Altoona, Fla. The groom is
fifty and the sweet bride sixty-five.
The bride's daughter was the objecting
party who necessitated the elopment.
In the near future St. Paul is to be
connected with Chicago and the Eastern
cities by telephone.
Mr. Frank B. Thomas has been filling
a weeks engagement as a song and dance
artist at the Dime Museum this week.
St. Phillips society met at the resid
ence of Mrs. L. A. Roberson last week.
The excellent program was well render
Mrs. Estella Wilkins, 214 Norris street
first class dressmaker. Stylish suits
made for $4 and upward. Satisfaction
against the granting of extradition pa- ministry at8 Faribault,f in the city
The entertainment at the A, M. E.
church Tuesday evening was slimly at
tended but those who were present had
a very pleasant time.
Wednesday the fishing season under
the old law began. That is, the season
pers. The Governor gives as his 1 eason Sunday May 26 and read a sermon at the
Church of Good Shepherd at 3:00 p. m.
The Governor of Arkansas has restored
to J. Pennoyer Jones, a Colored, man
his commission as Judge of Desha county
which he revoked on account of charges
made that Jones was a defaulter to the
county in the sum of four hundred dol
lars. Jones had been clerk of the
county and a fair investigation showed
that the alleged default was simply a
question as to his settlement with the
county. Jones had squared his account
with the county with the exception of
the four hundred dollars which he
claims the county ows him. Governor
Eagle decided that the pomt_at issue be
tween Jones and the county was'one for
the court to decide and was no reason
for withholdidgthecommissiou from the
man who was certainly elected. Score
one for the Democratic Governor.
fishing for the finny tribes, fishing
for hearts and dollars has been going on
all the time.
"Mr Joh A William a young Colore
""Mr.. John A. Williams a young Colored
The next week at the Olympic closes
the present season. Lilly Clay's Colos
sal Gaiety Company willbetheattrac
Manager Conley begins at once
is a respected citizen of the building of his new theatre which
ftn fi,u will be. ready for the grand opening
The cyclorama of the naval battle be
tween the Monitor and Merrimac now Plough, General Passenger Agent St
on exhibition in the building corner of
Sixth and St. Peter is the most realistic
ever exhibited. Art and nature com
bine in a pleasing manner so closely that
one cannot tell the one from the other.
Some very laughable incidents occur
there daily. Every body should visit
All master masons in good standing
are hereby requested to meet at Pion
eer Lodge Hall No 414 Jackson street,
Sunday May 19 at 11 o'clock a. m. for
the purpose of going to Minneapolis and
participating in the ceremony of laying
the corner stone of Zion Baptist church.
J. K. Hilyard,
G. M. Iowa and Jurisdiction.
HERE I IS!
The members of Stevens Lodge No 113
A. F. & A. M, will give a giand enter
tainment at their new and elegant hall
No37Uackson street Monday evening
May 20. There will be addresses on in
teresting subjects by Rev. J. M. Hen
derson, and Rev. L. C. Sheafe and
speechers by others.
The celebrated Bay City Quartette
will furnish vocal music, Instrumental
music will be furnished by Eureka Bras*
Band. A fine gold-handled, silk um
brella will be awarded to the gentleman
or, a "La Tosca" oxydized silver-hand
led parasol to the lady who sells the
greatest number of tickets for the oc
casin. The refreshments will under the
charge of Mesdames W. H. Hampton,
J. Adams, T. J. Starks, H. Giles, Wm
fctevens, R. A, Jefferson, Mrs Addle
Henry, Mrs J. Cooper.
Tickets only 25 cents which may be
obtained at the barber shop of W.
Elliott No 393 Wabasha near 6th, or oi
tbe following committee of arrangments
Moses Davis, Chairman S. J, Wright,
Wade Hampton, J. K. Johnson, Chas
Every body is invited to be present.
Pilgrim Baptist Church.
There is between real christians, a
brotherhood which they will neither
disown, dissemble nor forget. This is
being cherished and warmed into life
among christians in this city. Men are
finding out that Heaven is not gained by
playing at religion.
On the 7th inst. the remains of Mr.
Joseph Ennis were intered from our
church. It was a sad service. Every
thing is sad unless Jesus is the heart
of it. Bro. Morffet and sister Ray ford
are very feeble. Here is an oppertunity
for all to show a Christ-like spirit.
Sunday, with its warm weather,
brought us our usual large congregation.
The morning sermon proved Christ to
be the desire of all nations and peoples.
The Sunday school was in full bloom,
all hearts seemed refreshed as we studi
ed about the Anointing at Bethany. Mr.
Gregs, supt. of 1st Bapt. Sunday School
visited us and spoke in regard to the
parade in June. At 5 oclock p. m. Sun
day Elder Sheafe joined in the holy
bonds of matrimony Mr. Seth Austin
and Miss Rebecca Peterson. At the
homeB of Mr Goodall. The bride was
which occupies that end of the building Safe's sermon our "Family Governl
nearest to the city. The magnificence
There is not, probably, in any country
a royal residence, exceeds it
sumptuous, yet tasteful luxury. There is
certainly none to compare with it in
beauty of situation. From the terrace,
or better still from the observatory of
the Military College, a better view is
obtained of th -city, and the lovely
valley of Mexico, lies spread beneath
like a map, fringed on all sides by lofty
blue mountains, beyond and above
which to the southward, tower the two
snowy peaks of Popocatepetl Ixtac
cihuatl The white woman. To see
the City of Mexico and its surroundings,
it requires a much longer time, to be
came acquainted with the customs of
the way of living, but I hope that I
have interested the many readers of
THE APPEAL. GEO. HUMPHREYS.
"oouau. xne onue was
be taken as a model one
South, and accepted only a fraction of chapultepec, to ots and the party' larg Tl^Zi^X^enZZf^
them because he hadnbiarm for more .i.rfrf hill thmno\* th i a i
gentleman was insult
Wastakekeeping in witlh the
L..w a8 it was. may be as a mode one
ed by the sight of wine or the fumes of
the St. Paul universal cigar.
The bridal party came to hear Elder
and the interest is increasing. Supt.
Lyles has fully recovered from his late
sickness, and is with us again. Childrens
day will he on the afternoon of June 9th
and they have a beautiful programme
which will be rendered. The public
would do well to hear these children's
exercises. Do not forget the day June
9th. The Steeple Club gave their Pink
Tea Friday evening May 10th. They all
had a pleasant time. The finance com
mittee of the Stewardess board, gave a
strawberry festival in the basement of
the church Tuesday evening May 14th,
ths attendance was not very large, owing
to the short notce and inclemency of the
weather. Elder Henderson will be
home on the I8th. All members are
requested to be present to hear the re
port of the conference. May the Lord
bless this church that is doing so much
for the upbuilding of the cause of Christ
in this community.
"Here is a crazy man," said the great
Napoleon to Tallyrand one day, "whoand
wants me to send my fleet to England
with boiling water." He laughed and
so did his minister. "The crazy man"
was Robert Fulton, the inventor of the
steamboat. Had Napoleon lived he
j_ittU jnapoieon uvea ne
gftnt(m a produeno
but the perfecct railt-
au i &
iteo 8 theeits Saint Duluth Railroaadb eiv r, a
Wes and other points.
'Duluth Short Line" is the best. A. B.
Twenty miles north of La Crosse, and
one hundred and ten miles south of St.
Paul, on "The Burlington," is the quiet
village of the above name, one oi the
most inviting spots on the river for a
restful summer vacation. The village
(and county as well) derives its name
from "lamontaigne que trempea l'eau,"
"the mountain set in the water," a lofty
cone-shaped hill some two miles north
which is literally "set in the water,"
being surrounded on all sides by the
Mississippi. The ascent of this peak,
though somewhat trying is amply re
warded by the magnificent landscape
which opens to the view of one on the
summit. In the vicinity of Trempealeau
aie many interesting historical relics,
such as the remains of an early mission
station, the rains of Perrot's French fort.
200 years old and numerous Indian
mounds, from which curious articles
have been taken. For full information
how to reach this locality, write to W.
J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, C. B.
&N.R.R., St. Paul, Minn.
Have you read it?
No' Well send to The Plaindealer,
Box 92, Detroit, Mich., and a copy oi
Hon. Fred Douglass' last great address
will be sent to you free. Leagues and
Lyceums can secure 25 copies by send
ing 10 cents to pay postage. Any of the
St. Paul subscribers of THE APPEAL may
obtain copies free by calling at our office
No 76 E. Fifth street.
Mrs Geo. Balden is very ill at her
residence on the East Side."
Go to Altman & Co. when you wish to
buy clothes. See ad on 4th page.
You can get THE APPEAL at A. H.
Watkins barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Mr. and Mrs, E. Bludsoe gave a very
pleasant reception at their residence on
Western ave. Thursday evening.
While living at Duluth, Mrs. Ailor
who has lived in this city for many veais
died on Wednesday morning of last
week, her remains were shipped and
were interred in Laymans cemetery
Should you wish first class meals
served in first class style try Mrs. J. H.
Hunters No. 201 Third Ave.
Wanted:Address of Rice Ellis living
in Chicago, Formerly lived in Louis
ville. Address Charly Warfield 534 4th
street Louisville Ky.
If you wish to buy a home be sure to
see Wm. Frink at 544 Morris street,
near Garfield Boulevard and Wright
fctreet. He has a number of fine cottages
and sells them very reasonable on
monthly payments or your own terms.
Persons having local news, items etc.
for THE APPEAL should get to the office
a early in, the as possible. If
theme is one that al
people ought to consider,
nevewra greater than now. The truth ol
by the way people
i rlaQriAiflu Vinn3A 4-VAvmni-^
claspe/d th*e hansd of th.e pastor, th.%
door, and said. "You have helped me,
may God bless you."
Keep in mind tbe apron sale on the
31st a fine program is being prepared.
St. James A E Church.
Elder Henderson left for district con
ference which convened at Elgin, 111
Monday May 6th. Brother Daniel
Harding preached to a very large and
intelligent congregation last Sabbath
morning, taking for his text thirty-sev
enth chapter of Psalms, thirty-seventh
V3rse. Words "Mark the perfect man,
aud behold the upright, for tbe end of
that man is peace." Brother Harding
held Christ up as the perfect man and
admonished his hearers that if they
wished to become perfect men and
women, they must be more and more
like Christ. The choir sang beautifully
Mrs. Clay was in the choir and sang by
special request, "Almost Persuaded."
The Sabbath School was largely attended
late they may not get in
Bring or send your items to the office
325 Dearborn street, suite 13-14-15.
The readers of THE APPEAL will do a
friendly act and one that will benefit
the paper greatly by spending their
money with the people who advertise
in it. They are anxious for your trade
and prove it by advertising in this
paper. Help those that help you, or,
help your institutions. Read all the ad
vertisements as carefully as you do any
thing else and, when vou patronize our
advertisers, please let them know you
do so because they advertise in THE A P
it. John's Day.
Corinthian Commandery No. 1, St.
George No. 4, and Godfrey No. 5, K. T.
and the Ladies Courts and Chapters will
duly celebrate St. John's day June 24,
by a grand entertainment. The best
tafent in the city will appear. There
will also be an exhibition drill.
A grand musical and historical con
cert, given by the Connectional Literary
Club of St. Stephen's A. M. E. church,
to be held at 682 Austin avenue, Thurs
day evening May 23 Admission only
10 cents. T. R. Ralls, president, Rev.
A. T. Hall pastor. A pleasant and in
structive entertainment will be enjoyed
by all who attend.
The Ideals May Partv.
The annual Mav party of the Ideal
Social Dancing Club will be celegrated
Wednesday evening May 29th at Cen
tral Hall. This club is one of the per
manent and popular societies of our
city, and always entertains royally. In
vitations may be had of Mr. W. D.
Gaines, 1615 Wabash Ave., of Mr. James
Gaines, Southern Hotel.
The Remonde House has been re
moved to 464 State street^ second flat
andieopened Wednesday." The entire
house has been refitted from top to bot
tom, new and elegant furniture has been
placed in all the rooms. First class ac
commodations will be furnished by the
day or week. Mrs. Fannie Biown, the
proprietress also makes a specialty of
furnishing the best meal in Chicago for
25 cents. Breakfast from 7 to 11 a. m.
Dinner from 5 to 8 p. m. The parlor is
open to the ladies of Chicago and when
you are down town shopping stop in
Honoring Our Lady Doctor.
A complimentary benefit was ten
dered to Dr. Carrie Golden at Quinn
Chapel Monday night. On account of
the inclement weather the house was
but half filled. The programme con
sisted of twenty numbers, nine of which
were musical performances by local
talent. Sweeches were made by Rev.
T. W. Henderson, E. H. Morris, F. Den
nison, L. W. Cummins. Just before tl
school in Chicago, having won a diploma
at Bennett Medical College in March
One of the dreads of housekeepers is
house-cleaning time, and as that time
will shortly arrive THE APPEAL calls the
attention of the public to the Chicago
House Cleaning Company which has re
centlybeen organized by Messrs. James
C. Battles and Payton Randolph. They
employ the latest and best known ma
terials and tools and only experienced,
reliable workmen capable of executing
their work in a most thorough und su
perior manner. They do general house
cleaning chimney sweeping dusting,
wiping and cleaning papered walls oil
ing and polishing wodwork and floors
clean wood-work, painted walls, win
dows, lights, mirrors, globes, mantles,
etc., cleaning yards and cellars, remov
ing rubbish. Fumigate and whitewash
cellars, carpets taken up and cleaned by
steam. Also clean carpets on the floors.
Carpets taken up, altered made over and
relaid. They give their personal super,
vision to all work placed in their hands.
In short they fill along felt want. Leave
orders at their office No. 182 State street
Read THE APPEAL.
Miss E. L. Jones of Chicago is visit
ing her mother.
Joseph Scott a pauper was sent to the
poor house, Monday.
Another great sensation is brewing.
It will culminate shortly.
James Pleasant the Colored man who
was shot Sunday night has since died.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
John Page's 705 N. 11th and at the St.
Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
Sam Spi'ker, a Colored bootblack was
badly cut by Neeman Ellemer during a
quarrel over some trivial matter.
Monday night, Lafayette Moore and
James Pleasant were playing cards at
the residence of the former 2613 Scott
avenue. They quarreled and Moore
shot Pleasant in the abdomen and escap
If you wish to have first class job
printing done bring it to the St. Louis
office of THE APPEAL, 1002 Franklin ave.
We have a complete power printing es
tablishment and can neatly and
promptly execute any work, from a
visiting card to a big poster.
Joseph Joiner, 28 years of age was
very seriously cut about the face by
named George Smith, in a fight at Twef
th and Brooklyn streets, Sunday night.
Joiner, it seems, was paying attention
to Smith's sweetheart, and Smith "laid
for him" last night, with the above
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
Richey was the scene of a pleasant affiur
last Monday evening, the occasion being
asnrprise birthday party tendered to
Miss L. Byas in honor of the seven
tenth anniveisary of tbe same by Miss
Lilhe Rickey, Messrs W. B. and H. C.
Richardson Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Monroe, Mr. and Mrs.
Gwathney, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Richev,
Mr. and Mrs.D Butler, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Black, Mrs. Byas Misses Lillie and
Julia Richey, Aletia Jordan, M.Hall
Messrs. W. E. Forston, W. B. and H.
C. Richardson, Henry Richardson, C,
Pointer, E. Richey, J. M. Waughn, W.
Willard, of Chicago, J. Graves, Jr., J.
Lewis, J. H. Hogan, R. B. Morrison, J.
B. Strator, L. W. McDonald, J. H.
Simms. The evening was spent in
dancing an excellent supper was served
and all had a delightful time until a
STORY OF TWO SLAVES.'
A. Southern Man's Reminiscences
of Ante-Bellum Days.
two Colored Men Who Kan Wild in the
Woods for Three YearsTheir Unex
pected ReturnNoble Specimens of
close, Dr. Golden was introduced and
made a charming little speech of thanks, fought by the slave traders Whe
n* r^A* ucT+i rv. A Dempsey and Bristow were put upon the
Dr. Golden has the honor of being the block, they were bid in by Mr. Coley, an
first Colored lady graduate of a medicai oldplanter who wa in
Western Light Tabernacle.
The Ninth anniversary and installa
tion of Western Light Tabernacle No.
87, of took place at Central Hall
Tuesday night. The .following officers
were installed by Mrs. R. D. Boone, P.
C. G. P.
Mrs. Roxie Rose, C. P.
Mrs. A. E. Hackley, V. P.
Mrs. R. A. Rodlev, C. R.
Mrs. Ida Bowser, V. R.
Mrs. Emma Bryan, T.
Mrs. A. Easton, C. Priestess.
Mrs. Madaline Cleary, I. S.
Mrs. Nettie Herbert, O. S.
A pleasant hop took place after the
ceremonies. The report of the treas
urer showed a balance of 5300 in the
Chicago House Gleaning Co.
"It is a strange fact," said a gentleman in
Hawkinsnlle, Ga, tbe other day to a St.
Louis Globe-Democrat correspondent, "yet
It is true, tbe negroes wbo were most per
sistent in their efforts to elude masters
whom they hated and who were commonly
called 'runaway niggers,' are the very best
citizens we now have. I have watched
many of them, and it has always turned out
that way. Negroes usually did not run
away from their masters on account of
work, but because of ill-treatment or of
natural dislike, and when they once took an
aversion to their master he might as well
make up his mind to sell them to some one
whom they liked, or to keep a pack of
hounds for the purpose of capturing them
every tune he gave them a chance to get
Do you see that old colored man in that
buggy driving around the corner? Well, that
is old Dempsey Clarke, and he is to-day one
of the richest negroes Georgia. He lived
for three years in the swamps of Georgia
because he hated his master, and suffered
untold hardships fighting for existence, yet
he never did give himself up until his mas
ter, in despair, sold him to a neighbor
named Brown, who was good to his slaves.
Then Dempsey and his brother came out of
the woods and went to work on Mr.
Brown's plantation, where they worked un
til the war was over.
"I remember the day that Dempsey and
his brother Bristow were brought in to
Hawkinsville. There was a big sale that
day and several thousand slaves were
brought by the slave traders. When
6 iixaxm ye needn
Cole bid them in Dempses
on'tlacskrich yer an
'Oh, well,' Mr.? Colew replied, Tve got
plenty of dogs,' which meant that they
ran away he would capture them with the
keen-scented hounds kept for that pur
"The trade was consummated and
Dempsey and Bristow were set to Mr.
Coley's plantation True to their word,
the third day after their arrival at the plan
tation Dempsey and Bristow took to the
woods They were captured once, but be
fore they were brought hack to the planta
tion they again made their escape, and this
time for good, as they swoie that they
would die before they would ever be taken
back to Coley's plantation
"I remember on one occasion a party of
negro hunters struck the trail of Bristow
and Dempsey and chased them into the
cypress jungle, and among the lagoons just
below Bigr Creek near where the creek runs
into the Okmulgee The swamp was almost
impenetrable, but the hunters followed their
3ogs and approached within fifty yards of
the 'runaway niggers.'
"When they were cornered the two slaves
opened fire upon their pursuers, and as it
was getting late the evening, there was
nothing left for them to do but to retreat,
which they did After trying to recapture
his slaves for three years, Mr. Coley hnally
gave up in despair and sold them in the
woods to a Mr. Brown, of Houston County.
Mr. Brown was much liked by his slaves,
and as soon as it became generally known
that he had bought Dempsey and Bristow,
the two slaves made their appearance in the
village and gave themselves up to Mr.
I will never forget how they looked
when they came out of that swamp. Their
hair and wh&kershad not been cut, until
they fairly met, and it seemed to me that
nothing was visible of the face except two
black eyes that looked wildly at me. I
never saw two men so nearly like wild men
in my life, and their clothing served to
strengthen the impression made by the first
glance at their faces. Mr Brown gave them
clothes and cared for them, and in a short
while they were perfectly at home on his
plantation, where they remained until after
do not know where Bristow is, but I
am told that he is in Colorado, where he
went after the war, and that he owns
large mmmg interests there. He was a
very bright negro, and always would ac
cumulate, even as a slave Dempsey re
mained in Houston County after the war
and followed farming for a living. He
has accumulated a large fortune, which
consists pi mcipally in lands aud live stock.
His wife, whom he married as a slave, is
still living, and his daughters are off at col
lege. As a faithful slave of the old type, a
good citizen and an honest and upright bus
iness man, Dempsey has the respect of all
who know mm."
Boxem Brown's Extraordinary Method ol
Making a living.
A peculiar old man. known only as Boxem
Brown, has long made a living by peddling
coffins through this Terntoiy, writes a
Villette (N. M.) correspondent. He travels
with a team of mules, a big wagon and about
twenty cheap coffins of assorted sizes. He
is inclined to be sociable, but he never at
tempts to force his wares upon any body.
He goes through the country after the fash
ion of other peadlers, calling at each house
and asking in a matter-of-fact way if any
thing in his line is wanted. It is not often
that he sells a coffin for immediate use, but
when a family contains an elderly person or
an invalid or a large number of children,
he generally suggests the propriety of pro
viding against all contingencies, and the
persons addressed are usually quick to see
Boxem was here over Sunday night, and
expressed himself as well satisfied with the
state of trade. "I know a hundred men who
have their coffins in the house," he said,
"and a great many more who have coffins
ready for other people. One day last week
I called on a man who bought a child's coffin
of me six years ago. He said he had never
had occasion to use it, and he wanted to
know if I couldn't trade him a bigger one
for it. That was right in my line I traded
with him, and made $3 by the operation
Sometimes when I happen to run across
dead folks I have trouble in fitting them,
but this is not often. I make it a point to
carry large sizes, and so long as there is
room enough nobody finds fault. The only
time I was ever run out of a place was ten
years ago down at Calabasas. where the
Greasers objected to my knocking the end
outof a short coffin to accommodate the fret
o! an unusually long dead man. They did
not discover what I had done until I had
started for the next town, and then they
chased me nearly thirty miles, shooting and
A Clock for Lazy Persons.
An electrical attachment has been de
vised which may be applied to an ordinary
clock for awaking a sleeper at any given
tune, the contuvance thus taking the place
of the ordinary alarm clock that needs to be
specially provided for the purpose, and
which needs to be wound up the night be
fore it is to give forth its sound. The elec
t-ical clock is so constructed that it can be
set to any given five minutes of each hour,
the bell beginning to ring at that tune, and
continuing to ring until the switch is turned
to cut off the electric current. There is, of
course, no call for winding an alarm where
this device is employed, it being only neces
sary on going to bed to turn the switch,
tlhis allowing the circuit to be completed at
the tame the bell is to ring. In this arrange,
mert the clock and battery are made in a
compact form, the cell of the battery being
enclosed in tbe clock case.
John Jones Lodge, No. 7. Regular
communication fiist and thhd Mondavg.
in each month at 328 s. Clark St.
G. W. Rain, W. M.
CHAS. LANDRE. Sec. Il Harrison St
Hiram Lodge No. 14. Regular com
munication fiist and third Tuesdays at.
hall corner loth a\id State.
KOBT. J. B. ELL NQTON" W
GEO. T. JACKSON, bee,' Am. Ex. Co.
Mt. Hebron Lodge No. 29. Regulai
communication, first and third Thurs
days at St. George Commandery hall,
State and Sixteenth streets.
M. A. AENOID W. M.
JOHN B. HART, Sec 2433 State.
St. Mark's Chapter No. 1, H. R. A. M*
Meets first Tuesday in each month at
326 Clark St.
A D. SrEVENR, H. P.
GEO. W. KUCKEK. Rec. 1713 State.
Corinthian Commander/No. 1, K. T.
Regular conclave second Thursday in
each month at their asvlum 328 Clark st.
W M. ATCHISON, E. C.
D. W. DBJUCY, Rec, 3716 Dearborn.
St. George Commandery No. 4,
Regular conclave, second and fourtbT
Thursdays in each month at their
asylum, Cor. State and 16th streets,
Visiting Sir Knights in good standing
K. K. Moore, E. C.
J, W. Taylor,Recorder,2961 LaSalle.
Godfrey Commandery No. 5, K. T.
Meets second Monday in each month at
S26 Clark St.
J. B. FOSTER, E. C.
F. FEEANY, Re
Eureka Court No. 11, Heroines of Jer
iflho. Meets second Tuesday in each
month at hall 16th and State.
Mrs. Mary Clayton, M. A. M.
Mrs. ladie Hart, Sec. 2433 State.
Esther Court No. 2. Meets first Mon
day in each month, at St. George Com
mandery Hall, Sixteenth and Stat*.
MBS. E. OHATMAN M. A. M,
Mas. E. J. LAWSON, Sec. 2701 State.
Electa Chapter, No. 11, O. E. S. meets
fiist Friday evening ot each month at
hall corner 16tb aud State.
MRS. AGNES MOODY, W M.
MRS. E. NOELL, Sec. 2939 State.
Talma Chapter, No 12, O. E S. meets
3d Friday in each month at St. George'ff
Hall, cor. 16th and State.
MRS. JOSIE E\ ERETT, W. M.
Mhs LUELLA BELL, Sec 1709 Dearb'n
O. U. O. O. F.
Golden Fleece Lodge No. 1615. Reg
ular meetings, second and fourth Thurs
days at 132 Clark street.
H. A. BARTLETT, N. G.
F. W. ROLLINS, P. S., Tribune Bldg,
Ezekiel Lodge No. 1905. Meets reg
ularly on second and fourth Tuesdayt
and second Thursday for instruction.
R. W. Watkins, N. G.
G. R. Scott, P. S.2712 Dearborn st.
P. M. Council No. 20. Meets second
Monday in each month at 132 Clark St.
A. O. HUNTER, W. G.
G. R. SCOTT, G. S. 2712 Dearborn.
Mount Moriah Lodge No. 44, House
hold of Ruth. Meets first Tuesday in
each month at Freiberg's Hall, 22d. st.
Mrs. Clara Pryor, N. G.
Mrs. L. BELL, W. R. 1709 Dearborn.
Household of Ruth No. 153. Meet*
third Tuesday in each month at 13?
Miss Nellie Atkinson, M\ N. G.
Mrs. Nellie Boudin, W. R. 309 Clari
u. B. p. AND s. M. T.
Morning Star Lodge No. 14, meets at
326 Clark street, on second and fourth
Tuesdays in each month
J. H. MAGEE, W. M.
R. M. HANCOCK, Sec, 600 Fulton.
Mt. Hope Temple No. 1. 8. M. T*
Meets second and fourth Mondays at
p. M. at hall corner 16th and State.
Mrs. F. A. Powell,M. W. P., 2213d.
Mrs J. C. Williams. 3425 Butterfield*
D. OF T.
Jerusalem Tabernacle No. 16. Meett
second Wednesday in each month atrNo
132 Clark Street.
Mrs. Lottie Burgess, C. P.
Miss M. WILSON, C. R. 857 Madison.
Diamond City No. 72. Meets fourth'
Tuesday in each month at St. Georg#
Commandery hall, State and SixteenthT
MRS. Aat.ES MOODY C. P.
MRS. SARAH BEARD Sec.
Western Light Tabernacle, No. 87.
Meets seeond and fourth Wednesdays
corner of Sixteenth and State streets^
MRS. SUSIE TERRY C. P.
MRS. R. RODLEY, C. R. 3035 Indiana'
KNIGHTrSi O LABOR.
soF (Mixed) Assent
bly, Colored waiters No. 8286, meets ev
ery Friday night at 104 Randolph St-
A. O. HUXTER, W. M.
W. E. TURNER, R. S. 57 N. Robey.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY PORTERS.
Garnet Lodge No. 1, meets on the
od and 18th of each month at 1 o'clock
p. m. sharp at 328 Clark St.
MACK CALDWKLL, M. P.
WILLIS EA&LEY. Sec.
Daughters of Union No. 1. Meets
second Monday in ea month at 7
at Olivet Baptist Church, HarmoP Ct.
MRS. ANN SIMPSON, Pres.
MRS. F. A. POWELL, Sec. 221 3d. ave
Daughters of Zion No. 1 Meets lac
Monday in each month at Mrs. I
Douglass' 293 Third ave.
MRS. F. A. FULTON, Pres.
Miss A Wii,LUMs,Sec.2927 ButterfleJ
Mothers ana Daughters of Israel.
Meets first Thursday each at Quinn
Chapel, Fourth avenue
MRS. SALLIB ADAMS, Pres.
MRS. SARAH GANT, Sec 2136 State.
Daughters of Union No. 2 Meets sec
ond i uewlay of each month at St. Steph
en's church, Austin Ave.
MRS BLACKBURN, Pres.
MRS. MCGOWAN Sec.-71Meets N. Leavitt.first
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
and third Thursdays, at 326 Clark St.
BARNEY MOORE, Com.
MATTHEW HULETT, Sec.
Womens Relief Corps, No. 14 Meet*
Bethel A M. E. Preaching Sundays
-t 2.30 p. m. Prayer meeting, Wednes
day evemnes. Class meetfig, Friday
evemntt. JSapecial attention given to
the sicE when notified, also to weddings