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THE FLOUR CITY.
Minneapolis and Minneopolitang
and Their Where-abouts
Fail to attend
The rand entertainment
Of St. Anthony Lodge G. T7. 0. 0. F.
At G. A. R. Hall, Tuesday evening
Feb. 18. Admission 50 cents.
Lawyer Wm. Morris will make an ad
Don't fail to hear Rev. Henderson's
For nice steaks, chops, etc., go to
Go to Altman & Co. when you wish to
Services at the Bethesda church to
morrow as usual.
TIIE APPEAL office is now in room 4
No. 24 S. Fifth street.
Little Lille Henderson has been quite
ill but is much better.
Go to Johnson's restaurant for your
dinners 409 Fourth street South.
Don't fail to hear F. L. McGhee Esq.,
oration, Feb. 18, at G. A. R. Hall.
You can get TJIE APPEAL at A. H.
Watkms barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Mrs. Hunton keeps the only first class
boarding house in the citv at 219 Third
TufiAppjtiMRthe bo'dest most pro
gressive and most enterprising news
paper of ita class.
Wm. K. Morris attorney and coun
celor at law 24 Filth sbeet S., call on
him for legal advice.
The Ladies Sewing Circle of the St.
A. M. E. church will open their fair on
March 24th, at the church.
Prof, and Mrs. Dayman, Madam Cole
man and other well known artists will
participate in the program.
The Ladies sewing circle of the St.
Peters A. M, E. church met Monday
afternoon at Mrs. Wm. Crosle's.
Let the Afro-Americana of Minnesota
form themselves into subordinate i ea
gues so that by June they can unite and
form a &ate League.
In order to make THE APPEAL interest
ing to you, nend all matter of interest to
public and ourselves to us the first ol
the week, it will cost you notning.
Rev. R. H. Williamson will preach as
follows tomorrow: 10:30 A. M. from
2d Chro. 26th chap. 5th vs. At 7:30 p.
M. from Jer. 5th chap. 25th vs. Sunday
school at S p. M.
Mrs. N. Johnson the mother of Mrs.
J. A. Joyce who has been visiting her
daughter for several weeks returned
home Wednesday of last week to
The early bird catches the worm, and
sometitr.es a bad cold, which however
does no injustice to the old proverb, for
with the aid of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
colds are of no consequence. Price 25
The Bethesda church is progressing
finely. Their Sabbath school is one of
the most prosperous in the Flour City.
Their evenly service are well attended
and are of great interest to the church
The Zion Baptist people are well
pleased with Rev. H. D. Davis for their
pastor. Their Sabbath school is improv
ing and their attendance at night is large.
We wish Rev. Mr. Davis a success in
his labors on the East Side.
On George Washington's birth day
Feb. 22d, the St. Peters church choir
will give a grand musical aud.literary en
tertainment at Labor Temple Hall coi.
4th street and 8th avenue South, fol
lowing by a calico apron festival, which
assurea all a rare treat, in literary and
music also in their festivities.
Sunday evening last the St. Peters
church was crowded with lovers of mu
sic to hear the songs sang by their choir.
Which, rendered a musical program
worth anvone going miles to hear. The
choir was assisted by our accomplished
soprano singer Mrs. Wm. Smith of the
Bethesda choir. Among other singers
of the choir were Miss Fannie Burke
and Lena Duncan soprano, Josie Wil
liamson Hattie Renfro and Ellen Dun
can alto, Geo. W. Turner and Geo. Lil
lard tenor, Wm. R. Morris Jno. William
son and R. J. Coleman bass.
The Odd Fellows will make their ap
pearance in uniform at the G. A. R. Hall
on Tuesday evening Feb. 18th with the
finest literary and musical program ever
presented in Minneapolis. Hon. F. L.
McGhee of St. Paul will speak on the
Negro question, Rev. J. M, Henderson
of St. Paul will also speak from the same
platform on this much discussed subject.
Minneapolis will be represented by our
esteemed lawyer and orator Wm. R.
Morris. Miss O. V. Wood will render
one of her favorite readings. Madame
Coleman our accomplished lady and au
thor will render one ofher favorite selec
tions. Many other bright features will
be presented to make this the event in
the history of St. Anthony Lodge. The
lovers of the dance will be treated to
opportunity of their lines for enjoyment
of this kind. Dont forget the date Feb.
18, at G. A. R. hall.
The most novel and pleasant enter
tainment of the season has been the
masquerade ball given Monday evening
at the G. A. R. Hall by Mr. C. L. Rrit
tain of the Excelsior club. About 10
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o'clock the masqueraders made their
appearance, which was certainly a novel
one, representing men in all condi ions
of h/e and of every nationality. While
we were standing at the door two white
gentlemen came up and inquired if white
men would be admitted, they were told
in assuring language, that they would
be, as they could easily pass for Colored.
More novel still was the promenade,
th3 participants attired in most every
conceivable kind of costume with now
and then the tall graceful figure of a
well known society young man appear
ing in the van. The afiair was a pleas
ant and successful one, and was in keep
ing with the reputation which the Ex
celsior club has made for itself by giving
first class entertainments.
St. Paul Churches and Matters
Pertaining: to the Spiritual
Progress of Their
Pastors and People.
PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH.
We sang "Praise God," now we sing
"Glory, Glory to God in the highest."
The church has been at work and see
what God hath wrought through us.
The meetings continued 5 weeks, at the
first meeting there were three, Rev.
Thomas was with us just a week. Since
our meetings began there have just 40
been added to the church, there were
just 27 conversions that we know of.
Sunday night in the presence of the
largest congregation that ever gathered
in our church, there were 21 persons
that put on the complete armor of
Christ, the 6 children presented a ver
touching picture. We can but give God
the gloiy, for He has done the worfc.
Yes, faith in his DMiie that hath done
this that you see. We have-learned
that Faith's life is song. She marches
to battle wtth a psalm. She suffers with
a hymn on her lips. She glorifies God
in the fires. She passes i ut of the world
to the music of theTeDeum, and not
to the notes of the dolorous dirge.
Does doubt compose sonnets, or chant
ST. JAMES A. M. E CHURCH.
The attendance Sabbath was composed
of that faithful and consistent class who
are the back-bone of any church. The
development of St. James church from
an humble little band occupying a build
ing on leased ground, to its present
status iid one of the strongest and most
progressive churches of the race, is a
work of which each laborer should be
proud. It shows that God has had
faithful agents. You can tell how much
influence a christian hasin a community
by noticing how much he can do for his
church, how many he can draw there
and how much he can help. Some per
sons can not even induce those nearest
to them to come, while others can draw
Irom everywhere, so much for influence.
Next Sunday night Rev. Hendeison will
publicly refer to and expose several
bold falsehood which are being imposed
upon the Colored people of this city.
All are invited. Services begin at 7:30
p. M. Each and every citizen who loves
the race is invite to be present. The
Rev. T, W. Henderson of Springfield,
111., will be present in a few weeks and
open the protracted meeting-
Men, Women and Ghosts.
Was the taking and rather startling
title of one of the lectures delivered a
year or so ago by Bob Ingersoll. It was
said to be one of Bob's brightest efforts,
but it never could benefit mtn and wo
men a tithe so much as would a knowl
edge of the exceptional advantages, at
tractions and accommodations which
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On the line of the Minneapolis & St.
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The only line which runs int three
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C. M. Pratt, Act'g G. T. & P, A. Minne
At Yellow Creek, Miss., Friday last
four children of Jim Seals were drowned
while crossing the Yellow Creek.
Any subscriber of THE APPEAL who
would like to have a specimen copy of
the paper sent to a friend can be accom
modated by sending us on a postal card
the name and address to which he
would like to have the paper seat.
IGov W Mi
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS,
THE RACE PROBLEM,
Brilliant Speech of Edward
Morris, Esq., at Central
Talks for the People.
The second meeting of the people's
entertainment course took place at Cen-i
tral Music Hall Sunday afternoon. The
Race Problem was the topic for discus
sion by E. H. Moriis and Thomas Crat
Edward H. Morris, tbe attorney,
spoke with great dehberatcnesa. "Al-
most every pf rson who is called upon
to speak on the race problem feels con
strained to answer the query. 'What
shall we do with our brother in black?'
If so, it is easily answered, for the an
swer would come: 'Leave udalone in the
enjoyment of the rights ant priyileges
you have guarenteed to all citizens with
out regard to color.' But this is not the
problem. The Colored man no longer
calls himself a waid of the nation all he
wants is a fair chance To-day he is an
unwilling guest at the nation,s fireside.
He asks only that that which is accorded
the beggar and the criminal be accorded
him, namelyjust ce. Some aim in
stinctive hatred between the Negroes
and the whites, and because of this sup
JOHN K. LYNCH.
posed hatred there are those who assist
that the Negro sball go back to Africa.
There is aversion on the part of the
whites. Rather is there prejudice, and
that because the black man was a slave.
The whites canuot consider the Negro
without recalling the abasement and
degradation of other days. It is the sins
of before war days that bring the feel
ing up. Prejudice does not exist in
those countries where human slavery
did not prevail. The black man stood
at Jerusalem in the presence of our
Saviour, and his presence exited no un
favorable comment Desdemona loved
the dark Othello for the perils he had
gone thn ugh, and thousands of brave
whites followed the fortunes of Hanni
bal in no thought that he was darker
"The African colonization scheme is
chimerical. Statistics show the increase
of the Africo-A merican race to be so
rapidfrom 4,000,000 in 1865 to 8,000,000
in 1890that it would deplete the na
tional exchequer to send away the in
crease alone. Besides,it would be man
ifestly unfair. Here the oppressed of
ail lands are invited to come, and yet in
the same breath they ask the oppressed
of this land to leave and go to a land of
which they know nothing. Most of the
blacks were born here, they love the
land, and wish to die here when their
days are done. The southern whites
who clamor for emigration do not under
stand the Negro of tpJ*V, who has been
vitalized into manhood. It is the old
corpae of slavery wl^which they are
acquainted, and notjile progressive Ne
gro of to-day."
Tne real question,||as not what shall
be done with the bipijsk broiher, who
violates law in persecution of the black.
The answer must come sooner or later.
It is the whites who* the aggressors
and not the Negroes^ho are seeking to
live in peace with th|ir neighbors and
act in obedience toj their laws. The
speaker said he would nunish all viola
tors of law, He had never been ablo to
understand how a inan who violated law
at the North wagj^nl to jail and the
(CONTINUED ND PAGE.)
THE FUTURE GREAT.
St Louis' Social Matters Glean
ings of News Etc., Condensed
Into a Small Space for
Mr. Alfred White isstill suffering with
Lawyer Williams of Chicago spent last
Mrs. Celeste Webster is dangerously
ill with pneumonia.
HON. K. BRUCE.
American Citizens' Equal Rights Association.
Mrs. Williams of Indianapolis, mother
of Mrs. S. W. Topp, is in the city.
Mrs. S. W. Newton spent Saturday
and bunday with friends in Alton.
Mrs. J. W.Smith of Helena, Ark., is
here the guest of Mrs. C. C. Jones.
Mrs. F. F. Scptt entertained two of
the No. 1 school teachers at dinner
Mr. Geo. Gest an old resident here
died Tuesday of pneumonia. He was
buried Sunday from St. Paul's Chapel.
W. H. Farmer, Counselor and Attor
ney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery,
will practice in all courts. Office, 1111
"My child was affected just like yours,
Mrs. B. and Dr. Ball's Baby Syrup gave
it almost immediate relief, I would
surely give it a trial." ^g*
First class job printing of all kinds
done at Tan APPEAL office No. 1002
Franklin avenue. Bates reasonable and
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
John Page's 706 N? 11th street, Hulet
Kirkpatrick's 1410 Morganstreet, and si
he St. Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
Look out for a grand iime at the inau
gural ball to be given at Central Turner
Hall bv the Pullman Porters Protective
Association, Wednesday March 19th.
Everybody will be there.
THE FALLS CITY.
Louisville LaconicsA Record of
the Happenings Among: the
Colored Residents of
Mr. Henry Shelby returned to Nash
Miss Lulu Booker who has been quite
sick is now alright.
The contest between the choirs of the
city was quite a succes.
Mr. W. H. Morris celebrated his
birthday Thursday night.
Do you borrow THE APPETLT or, do*
you subscribe for and pay for it?
The little Oiphans are still waiting on
those ladies who have deserted them.
Rev John Frank pastor of 5th avenue
Baptist Church is on the sick list this
The rallv at Calvary Baptist Church
last Sundav was well attended. Rev.
Mr. C. F. Adam,s of THE APPEAL was
in the city this week. Ha leaves tomor
row for New York.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Steward enter
tained Mrs. Monroe of Lexington, Ky.,
and Miss Robinson of Nebraska, Friday
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 609
West Green street.
The Bryant-Burns wedding attracted
a large crowd to Quinn Chapel, Wed
nesday. The prominence of the con
tracting parties made it a great society
The entertainment given by the
Ladies Auxiliary for the benefit of tbe
Church of Our Merciful Saviour, at the
the residence of Mrs. Fitzbutler was
quite a success.
Mr. J. Lawrence Minor business man
ager of the New Orleans Pelican who
has been spending quite a while in
Washington, D. C, is now in the city
spending a while with his sister Miss
Lucretia and other relatives.
We have heard of two young society
gents who make ittheir business to bor
row money from all their acquaintances
and they have now commenced on the
young ladies. We don't care to call
names this time, but a hint to the wise
A meeting was held at the Odd Fel
lows' Hall, Walnut and Thirteenth
streets, Friday night, for the purpose of
SO WILL YOU.
taking steps to secure a house of refuge
for Colored girls. Wm. H. Ward pre
sided and Alex Morris acted as secre
tary. A committee was appointed to
draft a petition calling upon the au
thorities to establish a House of Refuge
for Colored girls. Messrs. Alexander
Morris, William J. Simmons, N. R. Har
per, J. R. Clark, C. J. Spalding, Meyer
Hundley, W. H. Wales and H. C.
Weeden, were the committee. A peti
tion, setting forth the desire of the Col
ored people and the necessity for such
an institution, was drawn up and adopted
and will at once be circulated for signa
tures of both white and Colored people.
One of the main ideas is to keep the
girls out of the dens of prostitution with
which the city is infested.
Muscular Christianity in a Col
ored Church in Love
Ministerial Slugging: Match.
Loveland, Ohio, Feb. 11.The cause
of religion is having a hard road to
travel in this city. The Colored church
here is jointly owned by three congrega
tions of different denominationsHard
shell Baptists, Missionary Baptists and
old time Methodists.
Rev. Mr. Dodds a Missionary Baptist
from Louisville, Ky., addressed a large
congregation of members of all three
denominations, and his remarks were
leinforced by Rev. Wheeler the regular
pastor. When the latter had finished,
Rev. Leroy Estell the pastor of the
Hardshell Baptist congregation, arose
and asked permission
TO MAKE A PEW REMARKS,
From that moment the imp of dark
ness seemed to get a lock-stitch grip on
the chosen of the Lord. Rev. Estell be
Han by saying that he did not comcide
with the views of the former epeaker.
At that juncture a woman's voice piped
out: "The devil starts whenever he
comes here and he is the devil that
The speaker was Mrs. Nelson, a Mis
sionary Baptist. She is little woman
of slight but wiry build and weighs
about 100 pounds. Scarcely had she
spoken than Mrs. Ruth Estell, the wife
of the preacher, a lady of 250 pounds
arose and fairly squashed Sister Nelson.
They became entangled in each ather's
embrace and were doing the
GBAEEVINE WRESTLE IN THE AISLE.
When Rev. Estell descended from the
pu'pit and and separated them. While
they were poulticing each other with
non-scriptural epithets, a Missionary
Baptist named Wood Cole stepped up
and pitched Mrs. Estell mfo
darkness and mud. Martin Estell, the
preacher's son, forthwith planted his
fist on Cole's face and "bearhugged"
trim. Cole was the strongest, and a
moment later Martin slid on his fore
head down the steps to join his mother
on the outside.
This was a signal for a free-for-all-go-
as-you-please and do-as-you-can slugging
match in whicn the congregation joined.
Hardshell and Missionary iought tooth
BROTHER COLE WAS I S
The thickest of the fray and was the
recognized champion of the Missionary
church militant. When hostilities
finally ceased Biother Cole was polled
out of the he?p looking like a home
made rag door mat. Some earnest
Hadshell had managed to get out a
knife and had made precisely one dozen
well-meant efforts to open up a cavity in
Brother Cole's frame. Fortunately his
heavy overcoat and thick clothing saved
him. Curiously enough his trousers
were almost sla-hed off but his skin was
not scratched. The three denominations
vow that they will no longer worship
under the same roof.
Miss Annie White is quite ill with La
Rev. P. Fesett has quite a revival in
Mrs. Ernestine Nesbit is slowly re
covering from a severe spell of illness.
If you wish a just, fearless and pro
gressive pspar,subscribs forTHEAPPEAL.
Rev. J. Emery is very acceptable sup
plying the pulpit of the Union Baptist
Miss Mary Webb now studying in the
college of music will soon graduate from
P. T. Thomas the popular coal dealer
of Barr street is meeting with much suc
cess in his business efforts.
The Japanese tea was quite an enjoy
able affair to those present at Union
Baptist church last Wednesday evening.
At the Methodist ministers' meeting
Monday a committee was appointed to
draft an expression of feeling against
the outrage committed upon the Rev.
William Joiner, who had gone to
Greensboro, N. C, to preach to the Col
ored people. &
The most popular and trusted clerk in
the Cincinnati Coffin Co. office, is a
young Colored man. About nine years
ago a Colored boy* then nine years old,
was adopted by a very influential white
family of this city. So straightforward
has been his course, tbat there is not a
son more beloved, nor has abetter
promise for the future, than trjis young
man now 18 years of age. m-%
A LITTLE "AD" IN NOW AND THEN.
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MULTUM IN PARVO.
News Pertaining to the Colored
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhe:
Harry Brown, one of the most widely
known Colored trainers ot race horses
in America, died the other day in Lex
ington. He ras the late James A. Grin
stead's trainer, and handled many
In Florence County, S. Coroner S.
T. Burch killed a Colored man whom
he found, as alleged, stealing potatoes
from his yard. The murderer then
presided at the inquest, the jury re
turned a verdict of justifiable homicide.
The appointment of Frances Flood,
a young Colored girl of New York,
by Captain Meredith as a plate print
er's assistant has exited great wrath irt
the bureau of engraving, all the plate
printers having refused to work with
White County, Arkansas' claims the
champion big girl. Her name is Nellie
Arilda Malotae. She was nine years ohT
the 14th of last August, and now weighs
230 pounds. Her father is dead, but
she has two sisters and a brother, all
younger than hersalf.
Charles Login, of Parkersburg, W.
Va., was burned in an oil explosion,
taken home and put to bed. Shortly
afterwards his mother was horrified to
discover that the bed was on fire. The
strange occurence can be accounted for
on the theory spontaneous combustion.
Minister Fred Douglass writes to a
friend I am quite satisfied with my
position in Havti. There is a chance of
being of some service here. It is the
black man's country and while there ia
much to regret in its condition there is
much to commend. The people are
called lazy but they do manage to ex
pert $7,000,000 worth of produce per
Louis Butler, aged about seventy years*
and formerly a slave, was buried at Cen
tropolis last Monday. Butler is well re
membered by many of the old resident*
of Kansas City. He was one of the most
stalwart men ever seen here, being ft
feet 3 inches in height and weighing
a out two hundred and fifty pounds,
straight as an arrow and finely developed'
His arm was the size of an ordinary
Wash Robinson, Colored, died at
at Mitchell, Ind., Wednesday from the:
effects of Rough on Rats, and the entire
family are suffering from the poison,
which had been placed on a shelf above
a table where they mixed their dough
for baking bread, and prepared their
meat for cooking. His widow and six
children are in a precarious condition.
It is supposed the wind blew the poison,
on the meat or flour while preparing
The Sons of Protection, a Colored.
secret organization of Lexington, Mo..
were iniating seven candidates the
other evening. Tbe applicants weret
blindfolded, when Rice Andrson, mar
shal of the lodge, thinking to have somet
fun at the expense of his unsuspecting
brethtrn, ignited tbe fuse of an im
mense firecracker which he had pro
cured for the purpose of scaring them.
The fuse burned too quickly for himv
and before he could relinquish his hoidu
upon the cracker it exploded, tearing/
his right hand into shreds.
Delia Humphrey, an ignorant Colored
woman living at Macomb, 111., has been
recently turned from alight mullato to^
an ebony black. She became greatly
frightened over the singular occurrence"
and has been fairly insane over the idea'
that she was "voodooed." A Colored^,
doctor from Qnincy, named F. L. Tenor*
claiming to have powers to dispel the fyn
"voodoo" curse, was sent for and adHgjjfjf*
ministered the poor creature some sort -^s*^
of a drug. The woman immediately'
went into spasms and soon died in great'
agony. The doctor has disappeared.
Mrs. Rutn Woods died at Lancester*
Pa., Sunday at the age of 107 years.
A Colored laborer in South Carolina
has been sent to penitentiary for break*
ing a contract to work a given time for
A preacher at Charlotte, N. C.k alluded
personally to one of his parisoners in a
teermon, and. two men'were killed and
three shot in the ensuing fracas.
Henry Blakeney was fatally shot by
Henry Warring at Oberlin, Ohio, Wed
nesday night. Both men are Colored.
The cause of shooting was a quarrel over
George Godfrey, of Boston, and Patsey
Cardiff, of Minneapolis, have signal ar
ticles fora fightt the winner to take $1000
and the looser $250. The date must be
named before March 13.
The dwelling of a farmer named Rose
near Stevenson, Ala,, was burned Sat
urday night and tiiat Mr. Roth and his
family, consisting of a wife and four
children, peribhed in the flames.
The outcome of the National Conven
tion of Colored men in Washington, D.
C, last week was the formation of the
American Citizens Equal Rights Associ
ation. It will meet annually, in Febru
The Virginia Legislature has passed a
bill giving the consent of the State to
the erection of a hotel at Fort Monroe
by J. C. Asqurg, Colored, who is the
commonwealth's Attorney of Norfolk