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THE SAINTLY CITY.
8t Paul MelangeThe Occurren
ces of tbe Past Week in the
Capital of Minnesota.
Do you borrow THB APPEAL, or, do
you subscribe for and pay for it?
The total valuation of the public school
property in this city is $2,479,357.93.
Mr. Will Roberson is in the city hav
ing tired of Duluth, and is suffering from
Make preparations to attend the great
entertainment of the Knights of Pythias
on March 26.
First class rooms and meals inayte*
obtained at Mrs. Lottie Roache's No. 41
E. Sixth street.
FOR SALE.A brand new silver valve
Lyon & Healy cornet. Apply at the of
fice of THE APPEAL.
Mr. Jas. H. Smith took a run down
from Duluth this week and spent several
days among his friends.
Items of news for THE APPEAL may be
left at Columbus Waldon's barber shop
No. 106 East Fifth street.
Mrs. J. C. Berry and daughtes MisseB
Alice and Mabel returned last week
from their extended visit to Iowa.
There aie some choice furnished
rooms for rent at Mis. Emma Glovers,
comer of Sixth and Robeit streets.
Senator Marcus Johnson the newly ap
pointed Collector of Internal Revenue
takes possession of his office to-day.
A good way to get a start in the worhl
is to open an account with the St. Paul
Savings Bank cor. Fifth and Jackson.
Are you among those who have not
paid their subscriptions to THE APPEAL
The office is at 76 East Fifth street. Call
When you wish to enjoy a good meal
served in the lutest stj le visit the Del
inonico Restaurant No. 108 E. 5th street,
The $1,500,000 appropriation asked for
the public building in this city has been
ut down to $800,000 by the congress
Mr. Church Martin left Monday for
Winnepeg where he takes charge of the
private car of Mr. J. M. Graham, Gen
eral Manager N. P. & M. Rv.
Rev. C. S. Jacobs formerly pastor of
St. James Chuich is now one of the edi
tors and proprietors of the Iowa
District News published at Oskaloosa.
Mr. P. G. Bradley who has been in
our city for about four yeai has de.
termined to go to Chicago to reside in
the future and will leave Monday for
The Climax Quartet, performing at
the Museum, and, the Georgia Minstrels,
eighteen in number, holding forth at the
Newmarket, are stopping at Hotel de
Mink this week
During the year 18S9 according to the
City Engineer's report just made $2,208,-
221.35 have been expended upon streets,
sewers and bridges and the mainten
ance of tbe same.
I highly recomend fcalvation Oil it
has done more for my wife in one night
than physicians have accomplished in
years. Fred A. Schulze, 612 W. Fayette
street, Baltimore, Md.
Visitors to this city will find it to then
advantage to obtain accommodations ai
th "Little Rypn," corner of Sixth and
Robert, Mrs. Emma Glover, proprietoi.
Terms very reasonable.
Archbishop Ireland denies the sensa
tional rumor that the Catholics are to
desert the Republican party on account
of the appointment and confirmation of
Indian Commissioner Morgan.
bt. Peter Claver's Catholic chuich
Market street opposite Rice Park. A!asp
at 10:30 A. M. Sundajs. Sunday school
at 12:00 M. Instructions at 7:30 P. M.
Rev. Father Harrison, Pastor.
The entertainmetit by the Young Mas
ter Cadets at Pilgrim Baptist churcn last
Thursday evening was not so successful
as it should ha\e been, but those in at
tendance spent an enjoyable evening.
They will give another entertainment in
the near future, when it is hoped they
will be more successful.
The Delmonico Restaurant which
formerly was situated at No. 108 E Fifth
street up stairs has been moved to No.
84 E Fifth street, and will open for busi
ness about next Wednesday. The pro
prietor Mr. H. Lawrence is fitting up
ery nicely and invites all his old
patrons and as many new ones as choose
to do so, to call to see him.
The show at th: Olympic for the pres
ent week has been exceptionally good
and the bouse has been crowded nightly.
For next week another excellent show is
announced in the special engagement of
"Edwards' New York Specialty Co."
This combination embraces a great h-t
of noveltyfctarspreseutin a brilliant pro
gram and the great afterpiece entitled
Last Saturday Mrs. Robert Morris left
her home on the corner of Summit ave.
and Wabasha streets about 4 o'clock and
started to a dressmakers. She had her
pocket book sticking in one of her sack
pockets, containing 910 belonging to ber
daughter, Mrs. W. R. Godett, and $10
and a check for $ 5 of her own. Just as
she reached Iglehart street three white
men met her and jostled against her in a
rude manner and passed on. In a mo
ment afterward she discovered that ber
pocket book was gone but it was then
too late tostopthe scoundrels,or to over-
take them, so she has to grin and
From the Indianapolis Freeman it is
learned that Milton McLeodthe "gillie"
who came to this city a few months ago
with an old aunt, from whom be stole
the proceeds of the sale of her home
stead and proceeded to have a high old
time bv spending something over $1,100
in less than two days, has been in
Menasha, Wis., and other places repre
senting himself to be a son of Fred
Douglass and is endeavoring to collect
subscriptions for a mythical Freeman In
dustrial School which he claims is lo
cated in Indianapolis. This McLeod is
one of the most monumental tung ras
cals that has been turned loose to bring
condemnation upon the Colored race
and the sooner he is landed in tbe peni
tentiar the better it will bjejpj-jjajill.
Will Control the Destines
the Congo Free state
Col. Williams' Scheme.
COL. G. W. WILLIAMS.
The industrial developement of the
Congo Free State is just now being
pushed with gieat vigor, and several
new and striking lines of operation are
beinfc opened up. Says a Correspon
dent of the New York Tribune writing
from Brussels. Of these one of the
most interesting is the determination of
the Belgian Commercial Companies,
which largely control the trade of that
region, to employ American citizens of
African descent in their offices there.
This plan was broached as long ago as in
1884 by Colonel George W. Williams, of
Worcester, Massachusetts, the Colored
historian, who at that time was actively
aiding King Leopod in his African enter
price. The idea then was to employ a
a large force of Colored men to
go to Africa as oidinary laboreis, to
open 41p roads, build trading stations,
etc. The king was favorably impressed
by this scheme, and so was Mr. Stanley,
to whom it was referred for considera
tion. For various reasons, however, it
was found inexpedient to put into exe
cution at that time. It has recently
been revived in a different form, and is
to be carried out at once. Captain
Albert Thys, the chief administrative
agent of the commercial companies, is
really enthusiastic over it.
"Colonel Williams made a detailed
proposition,,' says Captain Thys, "to the
effect that the services of educated
Afro-Americans should be sought for
our offices in the Congo country. He
urged that they would more readily be
come acclimated than Euiopejns, and
that their presence and example would,
moreover, have a good effect upon the
natives. The companies, after careful
consideration, unaniously adopted his
plan, and requested him to engage for
them twelve clerks and twelve engineers
and skilled mechanics. For this pur
pose Colonel Williams visited America a
few weeks ago. We hoped that he
would bring the men back with him.
But he returned alone, and reported
that it would be desirable to delay mat
ters a little. He suggested that a call
for recruits should be sen to the chief
industrial schools of the Southern United
States. All candidates who entered the
competition for engagements should
now begin special studies, especiallp
French, African Geography, etc* In
June next thev should be examined by
a committee of teachers, and the re
quired number should then be selected
and engaged from among the most pro
ficient. This system, be urged, would
give us the services of the best men,
especially prepared for our work.
"Since the return of Colonel Williams,
the companies have carefully considered
this plan, and have now adopted it in
every detail, exactly as it was laid before
them. Word to this effect has been
sent to the heads of the various schools
of America, in order that their pupils
may at once begin the special course of
study in preparation for the examina
tions next June. By next fall we hope
to have from twenty to thirty Afro
Americans actively administering the
affairs oi the commercial companies in
Africa. Colonel Williams has himself
gone directly on to Africa, sailing from*
England for the Congo on January 29.
He will spend some time there, visiting
all parts of the Free State."
Stoves sold on installments at Bene
The best square heater in the market
for the money at Benedict's 7 Corners.
If you are in want of a good heating
stove at a moderate price go to Benedict
Minneapolis and Minneopolitans
and Their Where-abouts
and What abouts.
For nice steaks, chops, etc., goto
Go to Altman & Co. when you wish to
Services at the Bethesda church to
morrow as usual.
THB APPEAL office is now in room 4
No. 24 S. Fifth street.
Services at the St. James A.
church tomorrow as usual.
Go to Johnson's restaurant for your
dinners 509 Fourth street South.
You can get THB APPEAL at A. H.
Watkins barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Everybody has a good time at the en
tertainments given by NatTurner Lodge.
The Ladies Sewing Chcle will open
their fair on Monday evening March 24.
If you want to see your friends come
out to the entertainment Monday evei
We are going to the entertainment
given by Nat Turner Lodge! Are you?
Miss Viola Berry of St. Paul was in
the city last week the guest of Miss Fan
Mrs. Hunton keeps the only first class
boarding house in the citv at 219 Third
Wm. R. Morris attorney and coun
selor at law 24 Fifth street 8., call on
him for legal advice.
Do not "throw up the sponge." Try
the old standard remedy, Dr. Bull's
Cough Sprup. Price 25 cents.
Let the Afro-Americans of Minnesota
form themselves into subordinate ea
gues so that by June they can unite and
form a State League.
Mr. E. A. Mitchell and Miss Annie
Nelson both of this city will be married
on Thursday evening March 20, at St,
Peters A. M. E. church.
In order to make THE APPEAL interest
ing to \ou, oend nil matter of interest to
public and ourselves to us the first oi
the week, it will cost you notning.
THB APPEAL is for sale at A. H. Wat-
kins'254 Fourth ave. S. W. J. John
son's, 509 Fourth ave. S. F. Lomack's,
206 Washington ave. S. and at the office,
24 Fourth street South, room 4.
Do not fail to attend the enrertain
ment extraordinary Monday evening
March 10th at Labor Temple Hall, cor
street and 8th avenue South, given
by the king of entertainers Nat Turner
Lodge No. 2 Knights of Pythias.
St. Anthony Lodge No. 2877 G. IT. O.
of O. F., gathered at the St. Peters A
M. E church last Sunday evening and
listened to an annual Thanksgiving ser
mon preached them by Rev. R. H. Wil
liamson. A large audience had gathered
early and was somewnat merry when
the members of the order ariived as it
was quite late, owing to inevitable cir
cumstances that detained them. The
sermon was an eloquent one. A liberal
collection was given to the'pastor.
The surprise party at Mesdames
Bentlev and Marshall's Thur day even
ing given by a party from St. James A.
M. E. church was a very pleasant affair
While the friends gathered at the abpye
named place to show marks of their- re-
memberance and gratitude for the great
interest that these ladies have taken in
St. James A. M. E. church and their
faithful service in tbe church choir. The
parlies themselves were much struck
with the air of kindness with which they
The Cobwebb Social that was given by
Mrs. Wm. M. Smith on Wednesday
evening for the benefit of the Bethesda
Baptist church was a grand success.
Messrs. Wm. R. Morris and J. L. Neal
were present and made short address.
The Little Four Quartet rendered several
selections which were well rendered.
Miss Fannie Burke Bang a solo, Miss
Mamie Jackson also sang a solo, Mrs.
Gertie Anderson's solo singing was the
feature of the evening. Misses Mamie
Jackson and Florence Johnson sang a
The entertainment given by the choir
of tne St. Peters A. M. E. church last Fri
day evening eclipsed all yet given at the
church. Mrs. R. J. Coleman had charge
of it and was well paid for her ardous
labor spent in preparing for it. A fine
program was rendered consisting of
about twenty entries. The features of
which were the chorus by the choir
the Female Quartet vocal duet, by Mes
dames Anderson and Smith the charac
ter song, by Madame N. S. T. Dayman
solo, Mrs. Wm. Smith quartette, by the
Little Four and the recitation by Miss
Fannie Hall of Chicago. Miss Hall is a
superior elocutionist, though very young
she excels any we have heard in the
Flour City. About $20 or more was
cleared Great credit is due the choir
for their grand success.
The .Lenten Season.
Observance of this period is looked
forward to by many as a restful one, and
one in which that recognition only due
should be given to the powers that be
for much we enjoy. Others meet the
occasion with regret that any street mo
ments of dissipation in the routine of so
ciety life should be shadowed by obli
gations of such nature.
Take as suits vou best, and
son why any trip you feel
lould not be taken over
li & St. Louis Railway,
main line, branches and
saches all points in Minne
sota, Missouri, to Chicago
it, or south and west. In
be secured from any rail
mt, or address C. M. Pratt,
il Ticket and Passenger
there is no^
formation way ticket i
Any subscriber of THB APPEAL who
would like jo have a specimen copy of
the paper sent to a friend can be accom
modated byfsending us on a postal card
the. nam^JliDd address to which he
wouWUiiil have the paper sent.
ROBERT F. HUNTON.
The Latest Addition and the
Youngest Member of the
Ramsey County Ba
A Rising: Young Man,
We present to our readers today, the
portrait and a short biographical sketch
of Mr. Robert F. Hunton, of St. Paul,
the latest addition to, and the youngest
member of the Ramsey county bar.
The subject of the sketch was born in
Chatham, Ont., July 5, 1867 and there
fore is only 23 years of age. At the age
of twelve years he entered Wilberforce
Educational Institute, Canada, under
tne instruction of Alfred M. Lafferty,
M. A., the great Canadian mathema
tician. He pursued the regular course
and graduated from the institution at
thejiKe ofsixteen-, atthe headof his class,
winning the first prize, a silver medal.
In 1883 he entered the Chatham
Collegiate Institute taking the full four
years course. He also demonstrated his
remarkable mental ability and out of a
class numbering fifty-seven, of which he
was the only Colored member, he had
the honor of being awarded the first
prize in mathematics and the second in
Latin prose composition.
He taught school a bhort time in Bux
ton and Dresden, Ont., but that branch
of the professions was not in keeping
with his ambitions desires, though he
was successful as a teacher. In the fall
of '87 he arrived in St. Paul and had the
good fortune to be taken into the office
of Minnesota's greatebt criminal lawyer
W. W. Erwin, Esq., and at once began
to read law. He applied himself so
aEsiduously to his study of Blackstone
and his contemporaries that he some
what impaired his health and on the
advice of his physician in '89 he took a
trip of several months through tbe
South. Returning to St. Paul he again
began work at his chosen profession and
on the first day of last month he was
examined, passed, and was admitted to
practice in all the courts of the State of
Minnesota. Mr. Hunton is the thiid
Colored lawyer in Minnesota and he
starts out with bright prospects. He
has a good reputation and is generally
liked by the people whose good will and
best wishes he has in which they are
heartily seconded by THE APPEAL, Mr.
Hunton has stuck out his shingle for the
present at rooms,8,9 and 10 Mannheimer
Block, where he will be pleased to re
ceive any who may desire bis services.
Which Shall it Be.
There is perhaps no subject on which
people who delight to be smart differ
more than 'on the proper pronunciation
of words, particularly when taken from
froreign languages. The following jingle
written by one of a jolly party which
rode on "The Burlington" from Minne
apolis to St. Louis sometime since, illus-
r-o-u- ewhethe "rowt or "root.
Hear the pilgrim's joyful shout:
"Tbe Burlington's a dandy route,
Other lines we henceforth shoot,
This is tbe only first-class route
Rival claims we hereby scout,
None can please us but this route
Locomotives never toot
Half as nice as on this route
And the roadbeds hereabout.
All are rough, except this route
All in all beyond dispute,
The Burlington's the banner route."
On the pronunciation there is BO ne
latitude for choice, but not on the ques.
tion whether "Tbe Burlineton" is tbe
best and favorite line evervwhereto
Chicago,St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis
Peoria, Denver, Kansas City, Cheyenne,
St. Joseph. For full information, maps,
and timetables, apply to agent of this or
connecting Knee, or write W. J. Ken
yon, Gen. Pass. Agent C, B. & N. R, R.,
SL Paul, Minn, *e-
JTH APFKAListne boldest most pro
gressive and most enterprising news
paper of its dsss.
THE GARDEN CITY.
Chicago's Raps and Mishaps and
Items of General Interest Ga
thered by the Staff of
The World's Fair
In Chicago, 1892
Chicago always gets there.
Ice cream at Walters' 2822 State
Try Walters' meals at 2822 State.
Mr. Richard Berry after a brief visit
to Ohio is back.
The young people like to patronize
Walters' 2822 State.
MISB Alice Bailev has gone to Evans
ville, Ind., for a brief visit.
Everything served in first class style
at Walters' 2822 State street.
Mrs. Sam Lucas is in town doing one
of the South Town Museums.
Ifyouwantto increase your business
you must advertise in THBAPPEAL.
If you wish a just, fearless and pro
gressive papar,subscribe forTHBAPPBAL.
Mrs. Elnora Franklin is visiting her
sister Mrs. L. J. Rankin 5405 Wright
Mr. Eddie Beckwith and father left
for their home Alburque, New Mexico,
Furnished rooms to rent on reason
able terms at 288 Rush street, Mrs.
Mr. D. D. Lacy has been quite sick for
sometime at his residence 351 W. Madi
Miss Henrietta Nelson has returned
from Dixon, where she went to bury
If you have anything to aay to the
Colored people of Chicago, insert it in
Mr. O. L. Haggins and wife left Tues
day for New York to be gone about
After church Sunday evening stop at
Walters' 2822 State street, and treat your
girl to ice cream.
Mr. David McGowen leaves the latter
part of the week for Florida for the
benefit of his health.
Walters, caterer, 2822 State street will
take charge of your parties and serve
them in first class style.
Messrs. Snowden and Bea&ley will on
the 1st of April open their new saloon
corner of 27th and state.
Mr. F. L. Hamilton after a month
visit to his old home New Orleans is
back to the Windy City.
Capt. H. Jones gave a dinner party to
some of his many friends March 1st, at
his lesidence on 25th street.
Miss Rosie Smith of 80 South Peoria
street has charge of the music class at
Southland College at Helena, Ark.
If anything has been said or done by
the Colored people of Chicago you can
get full particulars in THB APPBAI*
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
will clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
You can get the best meal in the city
at Mrs. J. H. Hunter's, 20i Third ae
Try one and you'll eat there all the
Have you tried the meals at Mr. R. K.
Jones' No. 211 Third ave. third flat? No.
Well, try them and you will not eat any
Two furnished or unfurnished rooms
for rent to man and wife or two single
gentlemen. Mrs. Pumpfrey 510 State
street, 2d flat
If you are looking forfirstclass rooms
and meals try Mrs. Lucy Brown, Ne.
155$ Third ave. near Polk street. Tran
Miss Luella Brown died last week of
la grippe at her residence 2523 State
street. The remains were taken to Cin
cinnati, for interment.
Miss Sue Madison of Shelbyville, Ky.,
is tbe guest of Mrs. Martin Anderson
5( 9 56th Place Englewood. She will re
in the city a few days.
For rent nice flats with all modern im
provements at $12 to $16 per month.
Inquire at 2929 Butterfield or J. Q.
Grant 3023 Butterfield.
Mr. R. M. Mitchell of the 3d Ward
rates the different pronunciations of Department under Internal Revenue masters some us have the blood
_!.,.i Collecter Chris Mamer.
That's right, give it to him. This was
tbe expression of an old nurse, when
somebody recommended Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup for our baby.
For rentTwenty flats southeast cor
ner of State and 12th streets, convenient
for parties whose business is down town
S. B. French, 30 Calumet Building.
Mr. Henry Elby and other friends
made a call on Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Spears at their residence 202 Ferdinand
street, Sunday and had a pleasant time.
Fire broke out Wednesday morning
in a frame building on State near 28th.
Policeman Jones and Clark Pickens
each lost about $500 worth ot furniture.
Young man save your money and buy
a home. The money you waste on
cigars, liquor and other frivolities, if
saved, will make you comfortable in old
Mr. Norman Booher leaves tbe latter
part of this week for a few weeks visit to
see his sister at Columbus, Georgia, and
a few days stay at Atlanta, the guest of
Hon. W. A. Pledger.
Our voung townsman Mr. William G.
Anderson has secured a lease of the
premises 2706 State street, and will next
week open a first clasa grocery. He is
uow busily at work remodeling the
i-tore. He will keep an A No. 1 stock of
goods which he will sell at the West
market prices. Mr. Anderson is one of
of our most enterprising young men and
he certainly deserves success.
The case against Florence Tucker and
Annie Campbeil the Colored women
charged with cruetly to children, was
partly heard by Justice White yester
day and continued until Friday to enable
the prosecution to procure another wit
ness. Justice White was the opinion
that, while the children in the care of
women had undoubtly been neglected,
no deliberate cruelty had been prac
A NEGRO STATE.
Allegred Scheme to Pack the Ter
ritory of Oklahoma With
McCabe to be Governor.
HON. E. P. M'CABE.
Kansas City, Mo., March 2.Edwin P.
McCabe returned from Washington yes
terday, and will leave for Oklahoma to
night, visiting Lincoln first and then the
mother Colored settlements in rapid suc
cession. Mr. McCabe, despairing of se
curing an appointment as governor of
the new territory, will ask recognition
for his race in his appointment as secre
tary of the territory. In this demand
he will be supported by tbe Grand
Brotherhood, composed of Colored men,
which claims to represent nearly one
half the population of Oklahoma. The
change of front by Mr. McCabe is in ac
cordance with the decision of the
brotherhood council, which held a
session a few days ago in Oklahoma.
The council was attended by tbe officers
of the brotherhood of Kansas, Missouri,
Aakansasand Mississippi. That body,
realizing that it was impossible to defeat
the Indian candidate for governorthat in
justice they should have the second
place in tbe territorial government.
In addition to the agents of the
brotherhood residing in the South, a
special envoy, G. W. Edmund, has been
sent on a tour through the Southern
states. His mission is to systematize
the work of the local agents who are
sending Colored men North. He will
insist that none be sent who have not
means of subsistence for at least one
year, and that no families be sent to
Oklahoma unless the head of the house
hold be an able-bodied man. He has
been instructed, to urge the immigration
of yoters, in accordance with the plans
of the brother-hood to capture that
country whenever thefirststate election
is held. All persons not self-sustaining
will be persuaded to remain in the South
until after the state government is or
ganized, as tbe council cannot at this
time sustain a population that will le
Mr. McCabe, while in Washington,
had an interview with President Harri
son, in which the latter asked why the
Colored race did not try to people a
southern state. McCabe's reply was:
"We desire to get away from the asso
ciations that cluster about us in tbe
southern sta'es. We wish to remove
from the disgraceful surroundings that
degraded my people, and in anew terri
tory, such as Oklahoma, show the people
of the United States and of the world
that we are not only good, loyal citizens,
but that we are capable of advancement,
and that we can be an honor to those
who broke down the barriers of slavery,
has been appointed Clerk of the Gauger Som of us have names borrowed from
LbMDS ALL IN
those who owned us as chatties but dis
owned us as sons and daughters. We
must retain those names, but in a new
country, on new- lands, with a climate
suited to our race, we desire to show
you that we are capable of self-govern
ment and loyal enough to add strength
to the government." The President,
while not expressing any opinion,
seemed to be favorablv impressed with
The Colored people of Oklahoma have
secured a section of land, which is set
apart for a university. William Waldorf
Astor has promised to endow it with
$500,000 as soon as tbe buildings are up,
and a present United States senator will
give $50,000 toward the buildings as soon
as the territorial government is estab
lished, which will probably be within
two weeks, the President having urged
Congress to act speedily. Donations
will be secured to put up buildings with
in the year valued at $100,000,and there
will be established the greatest Negro
university in the world. It will be loca
ted not far from Kingfisher. This is one
(OOKTISPSD ON SBOONO PACW)
$2.00 PEE YEAR.
MULTUM IN PARVO.
New* Pertaining to the Colored
People of i he Land of the Free)
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhere.
Chan Ock a Chineman of Chattanooga..
Tenn., and Miss Ida Mullard a mullatto
were married last week.
A sparriug match between Jackson
and Fallon at Brooklyn, N. Y., Tuesday
night was stopped by the police,
The Baptist Pioneer with I. N. Bryant
as editor and proprietor made its first
appearance at Huntington, \V Va
Thursday, Feb, 27.
The third annual convention of Re
publican League clubs met in Nashville
Tenn., this week and held a harmonious*
meeting. A number of Colored dele
gates were present and played an im
portant part in the proceedings.
At Bloomington, 111 Judge Sample in
William Watson, Colored, who is a
chronic burglar and thief, to twenty
years in the penitentiary on the charge
ol burglary. He is the son of a Metho
dist minister and is convicted under the
habitual criminal act.
Detective John T. Norris of Spring
field, O., is about to submit to a painful
surgical operation. At Gordonsviile,
Va in 1863, he attempted to take a mule
from an aged Colored man, who shot
Norris in the left arm. The shot have
gradually worked down to the palm of
his hand, from which they will have to*
be cut out.
Piivate Secretary Halford, who took
quite an interest in finding the cruel
joker who sent a Colored preacher
named Powell from Barton, Ala., to
Washington on a forged telegram prom
ising him a position at $100 a month,
has been gratified by receiving dis
patches from Chattanooga announcing
the arrest there of an Alabama postmas
ter for the offense. The chief inspector
of the Postoffice Department worked the
Harry H. Owsten, Deputy Federal
Warehal at Logansport, on Presidential
election day arrested John Black, Col
ored, for attempting to cast an illegal
vote. Black gave bond and returned
to the polls, and uponattempting to vote
a second time, and without waiting for a
challenge, Owsten again arrested him.
The Grand Jury indicted Olsten for
this second interference, and Saturday
Judge Woods fined him *100 and cos's,
the latter aggregating $600.
At Des Moines, Iowa, Monday Con
stable Skinner, one of the prohibition
searchers, visited the premises kept by
"Dude" Henderson, a Colored man, in
the south pa. of town, and made an un
successful search for liquor. JU8t before
6 o'clock Henderson and Skinner met
near the Citizens' National Bank. They
blackguarded each other until the Col
ored man, who was intoxicated, drew a
revolver and fired, Skinner drewhia
pistol and returned the fire. Four or
five shots were exchanged, the men
being at short range. Henderson was
shot through the breast and bowele,
died almost instantly. Skinner was
wounded in the hand.
Must Provide Seperate Cars.
Washington, March 3.-The supreme
court of the United States to-day ren
dered a decision in the case of the
Louisville, New Orleans & Texas against
the State of Mississippi, involving the
validity of the Mississippi state law re
quiring all railroads operating within
tbe state to provide seperate camparb
ments or cars for white and Colored
people. The question at iss.ie waa
whether the la is a regulation of inter
state commerce and therefore beyond
the power of the state. The supreme
court ot Mibs ssippi, when it decided the
case, held tbat the statue applied so'ely
to commerce within the state, and that
construction being the construction of
the statue by its highest court is accep
ted as conclusive by the supreme court
of the United States iu its decision to
day. The court sees np error in the
ruling of the supreme court of Missis
sippi, and its judgment aed decision ad
verse to the railroad companies are af
firmed. JudgeBrewer read the opinion
of the court, to which Justices Harlan
and Bradley briefly dissented.
Race War at Claflln University.
Charleston, S. C, March 5.A serious
race difficuliy has occurred at Claflin
University for Colored people, at
Orangeburg, founded by Gov. Claflin of
Massachusetts and in part supported
the state of South Carolina.
W. J. De Treville, the white professor
of mathematics, assaulted J. G. Cardoso,
a mulatto professor, with a cane on the
college steps, leaving him insensible for
some time. The students, nuinberins*
640, marched in a body across to the
depot to await the morning train from
Charleston, saying that Prof. DeTrevill*
must leave by that train. The Rev. Br
Dunton, the white professor of the uni
versity, finally quieted the excitement^
and everything is now quiet.
De Treville claims that Cardoso made
false statements about him tothesto
dents. De Treville is an honor grade
ate of Union college, N. Y.. and bast
been professor of Claflin for six yearn.
He is a Methodist minister andth*
editor of a very aggressive republics*
news paper for Colored people the Phu