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THE SAINTLY CITY.
fit Paul MelangeThe Occurren
ces of the Past Week in the
Capital of Minnesota.
Mrs. M. E. Walker is sick with pneu
Mr. Will Robereon returned to Duluth
Mr. Fred Ball returned last Monday
Mrs. W. B. Elliott returned from her
visit to Pana, 111., Thursday. .XW.^
Mr. Robert Hearn returned from
JWest Superikfc, ^is.^ lastSaturday. 1|^
Mrs. George Hunton and son are ex
pected home from Canada next week.
Mr. Sam Lowenstine was assigned to
to duty by collector Johnson, Thursday.
Mrs. Mamie E. Williams of Chicago is
in the city visiting Mrs. Emma Glover.
The best square heater in the market
for the money at Benedict's 7 Corners.
Make preparations to attend the great
entertainment of the Knights of Pythias
on March 26.
First class rooms and meals may be
obtained at Mrs,. Lottie Iioaehe'a No. 41
E. Sixth street.
Mr. T. C. Pointer of Duluth took a run
down to the Saintly City last Saturday
and returned Monday.
Items of news for THB APPEAL may be
left at Columbus Waldon's barbershop
Ho. 106 East Fifth street.
Nothing is more provoking than
troublesome cough. Cure it with Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup. 25c.
There are Rome choice furnished
rooms for rent at Mrs. Emma Glovers,
corner of Sixth and Robert streets.
A (rood way to get, a start in the world
is to open an account with the St. Paul
Savings Bank cor. Kiith and Jackson.
Next Monday is St. Patrick's Day,
and the Irish-Americans will celebrate
it with the usual parade and festivities.
Are you among those who have not
paid their subscriptions to THE APPEAL.
The office is at 76 East Fifth street. Call.
The members of tlTe Pickwick Club
very nicely entertained the musicians
of the Georgia Minstrels at their rooms
last Sunday afternoon.
If your blood is disordered, cleanse it
without delay by the use of Laxador, the
famous blood purifier. Druggists re
commend it. Price 25 cents.
Robert F. Hunton our young lawyer
has moved his office to No. 387 Wabasha
stree Room 2. Where he will be
pleased to see his friends at any time.
Rev. R. T. Hickman will conduct ser
vices at the Baptist chureh on Temper
ance street Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
All friends are cordially invited to be
Visitors to this city will find it to their
advantage to obtain accommodations at
f.he "Little Ryan," corner of Sixth and
Robert, Mrs. Emma Glover, proprietor.
Terms very reasonable.
St. Peter Claver'a Catholic church.
Market street opposite Rice Park. Mass
al 10:80 A. Sundays. Sunday school
at 12:00 M. Instructions at 7:30 p. M.
Rev. Father Harrison, Pastor.
The universal favorites Evans and
Hoey ("Me aud Old Hoss") in a new
edition of a "A Parlor Match" will be
the attraction at the Newmarket for
four nights and Wednesday matinee
beginning to-morrow (Sunday) evening.
On last Monday workmen began the
excavations for the new Metropolitan
Opera Hoiase which is to be erected on
Sixth street between Robert and Min
nesota. The total cost of the building
and furnishings will be 300,000 and it
will have a seating capacity for 1,800 and
will be absolutely fireproof. It will
have a froutage of 100 feet, running back
200 feet and will be eight stories high.
The Health Officer has made his re
port for 1889. It shows the deaths fiom
all causes to have been 1 ,S87 or at the
rate of 10.4S per 1,000 of population
being lower than any of the principal
cities of the United States excepting Los
Angeles where the rate is 9.37. There
were 3,037 births, or 305 less than" the
year before, and among these there
were twenty-one pairs of twins. There
were 95 fatal accidents, 17 suicides and
two murders during the year.
For next week at the Olympic the at
traction will be Violet Cameron's Euro
pean and American Celebrities. At
each performance they will present
"The Pretty Favorites,'' a sparkling
burletta replete with catchy music and
and sensational features. On Fridav
evening March 21, Luciitn Marc Christal
and Herman Smith will wrestle at this
house Greco Roman style best three
falls in five for a purse of $300, winner to
take all. This match promises to be
more exciting than the last match these
men ha.t, both are now very bitter to
wards one another.
Rev. L. C. Sheafe and wifo were very
pleasantly surprised on last Tuesday
evening, by what was termed a Dry
Goods Party, although many^things in
the line of groceries'and provisions were
among the dry goods. A host of friends
were present, and the articles are so
numerous that we fear it would take up
too much space to mention them all. A
very handsome black Henrietta cloth
dress very tastily made, was presented
to Mrs. Sheafe by several of the ladies
and gentlemen. A very pretty English
walking hat and a pair oi kid gloves
I I N
were presented by the following young
ladies, who are members of her class in
Sunday School: Misses Gertrude James,
Addie James, Alice Lawrence, Lulu
Griswold, Bertie Parker, Nellie Gris
wold, Alice Hubbard, Messrs. W. Fran
ces, and T. Morgan also assisted the
young ladies in purchasing the hat.
Among the articles brought were a pur
of handsome brown kid* gloves and a
beautiful white shirt for the Elder, table
cloths, napkins, towels of every descrp
tion, handkerchiefs, aprons, a gingham
dress for Mrs. Sheafe, a beautiful blue
pluBh bonnet for the baby, sheets, pillow
cases, several dresses for the children,
embroidery, laces and many other
things. The Elder and Mrs. Sheafe do
most heartily thank these friends who
have so nobly and generously shown
their appreciation and esteem.
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Chicago Churches and Matters
Pertaining: to the Spiritual
Progress of Their
Pastors and People.
The Herman Baptist church has
regular service every Sunday at 3 and
8 p. m.
Come to Bethesda church to services
at 11 a. m. or 7:30 p. m. Sundays, Sun
day school at 12:30.
Sunday services at St. Stephen's
church at 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 p. M. Rev.
L. H. Reynolds pastor.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Church
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. J. Crow, pastor.
St. Ambrose Episcopal Mission, 681
Lake street. Services 10:30 A. M., 7:30
p. M., A. H. Lealrad olficiating. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. M.
Shiloh Baptist Church 230 Sixty-third
street, Englewood. Sunday school al
3 o'clock. Services at 7:30 P. M. Prayer
CAPT. GEO. T. ROBINSON.
Quinn Chnpl A. M. E. church.Fourth
nvenue near Van Bucen street. Preach-
10:45A.M. and 7:45 p. M. Classes NOR.
I imd 5 at 12:-.J0. Sunday school at p.
M. Rev. J. T. Jenifer, pastor, 3010 Eut
The Church of Christ meets in Apollo
Hall 2730 State street. Services Sunday
II o'clock A. M. Sunday school at 2:30
o'clock, evening service 7:30 p. M. Wed
nesday evening prayer meeting. All are
welcome. W. G. F. Reed, pastor.
The ladies of Quinn chapel, among
whom w*re Mesdames. Lewis Terrel,
J. H. Maghee, L. Moore, Weakley,
Andersou, Dodson, Grant, and others,
met at the parsonage, 3010 Butterfield
street and organized a "Lend a Hand
Circle" with a wiew to holding a Ba
zaar from the 7th to 12th of April, for the
benefit of the church.
Next Sunday night Dr. Jenifer
will preach a sermon, "What Afri
can Methodism is doing for the
Afro-American." The morning ser
vices at Quinn Chapel are of great
interest and the attendance is on the
increase. Dr. Jenifer is running a
series by casting the Sunday School
lessons in the form of sermons. Last
Sunday's subject was, "Jesus the great
Physician," in which Demonology,
Faith cure. Mind cure and treatment of
sickness by improved medical methods,
were ably treated.
Just as Was Abo ut to dope
With a Fair Charmer Hi
The Tell-Tale Letter.
Monday evening as THB APPEAL re
porter was on board of a south bound
cable in search of news, his attention
was attracted by a large crowd on the
corner of 15th and State streets. He
jumped ofi and found Mrs. Chas.
Crampton and Miss Hattie Smithfield
engaged in a quarrel. Mrs. Crampton
said that Miss Smithfield bad attempted
to take" her husband and it was her in-
In the midst of the field of conflict a
mischievous lad yelled out here comes
a policeman. The crowd started to run.
The following letter was found by the
aeporter addressed to Mr. John Jones,
care Of Mr. Charles Crampton, it had
had been opened and contained the
"My darling Charley: I know we are
watched by that black wile of yours,
thus I must be a little careful the way I
keep company with you or I will have
some trouble with her. I understand
the case pretty well. She tpld a friend
of mine that she intended to whip me
on first sight. I have loved you ever
since we went to Louisville on that ex
cursion, still I have not had chance to
show you until about two months ago.
Just to think of it, I quit my work and
rented a house where I could be con
venient for you, and you have not given
me but one dollar since that time. My
house rent is due, and unless you give
me some money I wilJ be put out.
That black nigger was walkin around
this way last night, so I want you to stay
away from this house. I will meet you
on the corner of Sixteenth and Dear
born streets at nine o'clock to-night
when I will more fully explain matters
to you and lay our plans for to elope.
Be on time and greatly oblige,
This letter was sent to Mr. Crampton,
but fell in the hands of Mrs. Crampton
who met Miss Smithfield in her bare
feet. A. lively time was bad.
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATURDAY, MARCH 15,1890.
JLee the Artist,
Mr. Edward Lee, the artist has re
moved from 743 W. Van Buren street to
No 323 Dearborn street, rooms 13 14,15,
where he will be better prepared to ex
ecute any work in his line. He still
making tie finest cra/on, oil, water
color and india ink portraits in Chicago.
Give him a call.
The dancing school of the Ideal Socials
is now in perfect running order again.
It is held every Tuesday evening at Cen
tral Hall corner of Wabash avenue and
22d street. Instruction in the art of
dancing will be given by a competant
teacher. Those who wish to learn
should come early as the lesson is given
first after which come the. regular dances.
The course will continue^uutil May.
LEWIS W. CUMMINS,
The Young Colored Man who was
Recently Appointed Gen
eral Salesman! by a
Big Chicago Firm.
The subject of this sketch was born at
Mobile, Ala., September 10,1857, where
he lived until 1871, when his father sent
him to college at Tailedega, Ala. There
Lewis W. Cummins.
he spent five years graduating from the
higher normal course of that institution,
in June 1876. The next four years were
spent by him in teaching both country
and city schools in parts of Mississippi
and Alabama. In the fall of '80 he en
tered Fisk University and for five years
devoted himself dilligently to the
prosecution of a classical course of study
from which he graduated with a class of
fifteen in May 1885. The following au
tumn he assumed the principalship of
an academy in eastern Alabama, where
he remained until 1887. In February of
that year he came to Chicago in order
to make trial of life and sentiment in a
more northerly clime. Not finding em
ployment of a kind suited to bis talents
and capabilities, and yet not spurning
honest toil of any kind, in a shoit while
be began work at. the Tremont House
as bellman. By attention to business
and uniform courtesy h& soon secured
the personal friendship of the proprietor
and guests, and was raised to the rank
of assistant key clerk, the first and only
Colored man to occupy that position at
the Tremont. While employed in that
capacity a vacation occurred on the stall
of the Conservator, whereupon he was
tendered and accepted the city editor
ship of that journal which position he
still holds. In addition to his news
paper wprk, Mr. Cummins also found
time to read law, and after a course of
two years he graduated at the Chicago
College of Law, in July of last year.
Last November he secured a clerkship
in the post office having passed second
in examination in which there were
more than twelve hundred competitors,
the highest average being 93 his 92.
On January 1st of this year he was sent
for by the large dry goods and general
merchandise firm of Siegel, Cooper &
Co., and offered the position of general
salesmanoften called floor walkerin
their store. This house has a large
patronage from the Colored people, and
the proprietor in justice to these patrons
decided to take a step forward and give
them a representative upon their floors
to look after the special interest and
welfare of the race. Mr. Cummins
recognizing the broader field of useful
ness thus opened and the increased op
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THE FALLS CITY.
Louisville LaconicsA Reco rd of
the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of
Miss Lulu Lewis of Detroit is visiting
friends in this city.
Mr. C. F. Adams of THE APPEAL is in
the city on business.
Miss Anna Murfrea of Bloomfield was
in the city this week.
Mr. Claude Reynolds of Chicago will
spend Easter in the.city.
The Masonic order is making great
preparations for Easter services.
Do vou borrow THB APPEAL, or, do
you subscribe for and pay for it?
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THB APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
There will be a great social earthquake
in the West End before long if things
turn out as expected. There will be
lively times sure.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
thanatMr8. Matilda Brown's No. 509
West Green Btreet.
Two of our young lady school teachers
had a fight a few days ago. They
scratched and pulled hair at a great rate*
One of the young ladies had patent
straightened hair and when the other
attempted to pull it, it came out by the
roots. Miss Elliott will be sent for to
renew capillary substance. It was all
on account of a young man.
It seems strange that so talented and
learned a young man as the editor of the
"Colored Column" in the Commercial is
supposed to be, should be too indolent
to compose or procure original matter
for his column, but resort to the mean
and contemptible act of stealing items
from other papers. It is degrading
enough to write articles for a paper and
have them placed in a Colored column.
Italsoseenis strange that this talented(?)
young leader should aid and sanction
the drawing of the color line by writing
for a Colored column in a white paper.
If you will continue to aid in drawing
the scarlet line which proclaims your
REV. W. J. SIMMONS.
inferiority, then at'least be honorable
and act the nart of a gentleman and not
that ef a thief, for appropriating matter
is a theft.
There is still some talk of nominating
Mr. Nickerson in place of Maj. B. R.
DeYoung for assessor. It is a bad move
ment and should be checked at once by
those who have the success of the party
at heart. Maj. DeYoung is the strongest
man on the ticket and if he is left off,
a citizens' ticket will be nominated and
will win too. If the republicans expect
to win in the South town they must
nominate t'.ie ticket as it now stands.
The convention must see to it that Dr.
C. H. McCallister is on the ticket for
South Town clerk or it is defeated al
THE FUTURE GREAT.
3t Louis' Social Matters Glean
ings of News Etc., Condensed
Into a Small Space for
The Sacred concert at St. Elizabeth
church Sunday night was a success.
Mr. Geo. W. Henderson accompanied
by Mr. F. L. Hamilton paid St. Louis a
visit last week.
Miss Mary E, McLeod entertained at
Sunday evening Mrs. Willis Wright of
W. H. Farmer, Counselor and Attor
ney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery,
will practice in all courts. Office, 1111
Miss Jennie Napier after a pleasant
visit of three months to her cousin Mrs.
A. D. Langstonleft Sunday morning for
her home in Minneapolis.
First class job printing of all kinds
done at THE APPEAL office No. 1002
Franklin avenue. Bates reasonable and
D. AUGUSTUS STEAKER ESQ.
THE APPEAL IS on sale every week at
John Page's 705 N. 11th street, Hulet
Kirkpatrick's 1410 Morgan street, and at
he St. Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
There was to have been a great society
wedding last week, but it did not take
place. For some time past Mr, J. W.
Westmoreland has been madly in love
wite Miss Georgie Carter, and when the
handsome gentleman offered his hand
and heart. Miss Georgie accepted. West
moreland's cup of joy was full to over
flowing. He bought and furnished a
house in elegant style. The cage was
ready for the bird, but the bird refused
to be caught when the critical moment
arrived. The guests had all arrived and
were waiting for the happv couple to
come. The groom came but the fair
bride failed to materialize. The guests
gave each other knowing winks and de
parted. The ice cream was dumped in
the back yard. The groom is now sick
in bed from his disappointment. Miss
Carter is teaching as if nonthing had
happened, and St. Louis moves on as
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 sent..
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FTF 1 APFEA
NEWS MATTER. I 1 1
$2.00 PER YEAR.
Senator Chandler Tells of the Ter
or of the Colored People and
Indifference of the Whites.
List of Suffering- Survivors.
The following communication has Keen
published iw the New York Tribune:
'Sir Various contributions have been
received by me in response to my ap
peal in behalf of the families of the
lynched Barnwell Negroes, which I have
acknowledged to the donors. Mrs.
Helen C. Brayton, of Columbia, S. C.,
has also received contributions, due to
the notice published in The Tribune.
Since making my appeal I have deemed
it my duty to obtain full information of
the names and condition of the widows
and children for whom the aid is solici
tated, and I have obtained a statement
Harrison Johnson deacon in Baptist
Church Leah, his wife, has eight chil
dren, six girls aud two boys age of boys
one and four years, names, so far known
Harriet, Mamie, Viletta, Harrison,
Charlie and January.
Judge Jones' wife's name is Susan
has six children, three girls, three boys
oldest boy five years names. Ben, Oscar,
Judge, Anna, Tuby, and Marthea
names of his aged parents who need
care, Ben and Melinda Jones.
Peter Bell wife's nameRina: has two
children, ages two years and five months
name of oldest boy, Ben.
Hugh Furz wife's name Rina baa
two children, two girls, one boy age of
boy, 3 years.
Ralph Morral wife's name, Clara one
Robert Phoenix wife's name Marie
married Thursday night before he was
Ripley Johnson no wife, but aged
mother, Jane Winters, who needs care.
Mitchell Adams wife's name Dicey,
has three children, one girl, two boys
age of boys, eight and twelve years.
Seven widows and twenty-five chil
dren left destitute. Mitchell Adam's
wife mortgaged her house, cow and
everything for lawyers, fees to defend
I have also learned that although the
South Carolina press expressed the
strongest condemnation of the lynch
ings, yet interest in the matter speedily
subsided, and no adequate measures
have been, taken to,discover the lynch
ers. It is, therefore, fair to conclude that
the horror and indignation which was
proclaimed was as superficial and transi
tory as was the declared purpose of the
Governor to see that the laws of the
State were fully vindicated and justice
done, As a matter of fact, no earnest
effort has been made to discover the
murderers or purpose evinced to face
the public opinion which protects these
oatlaws. Apparently, in these few short
weeks, this terrible and ghastly bar
barity has passed from mind, and is
mere tradition. No one with a knowl
edge of the condition of ffaairs in this
-itate, and of the feeling of the whites
toward the blacks when such antago
nisms arise, ever thought any real inten
tion existed to detect and punish those
who did these fiendish nets. And it was
because the Negroes knew there was no
remedy, and that a like overthrow of
law might occur anywhere else as well
as in Barnwell County, that there were
so crushed and dumbfounded. It may
throw light on the situation to know that
though an appeal was published in the
Columbia and Charleston newspapers,
and approvingly referred to in these
and other publications, yet not a cent
has been received for this fund from or
through editor, minister, charitable so
ciety or Democrat, except in a very few
cases from personal friends to whom
pecial appeals were made. This shows
how little sincerely there is underlying
the published expressions, and how
little concern and sympathy is felt for
those whose anguish and poverty would
seem to appeal to every humane and
Christian heart. Had it not been for
the unexpected interest evoked at the
North, and the contributions of the
Negroes, all efforts would have met with
a surprising and humiliating failure.
A disheartening apathy has been felt
in the good cause by those who repre
sent tbe controlling public opinion of
the State. But a still more unlooked-for
inexplicable developnment has been tbe
information received of the condition of
affairs in and about the vicinity of the
lynching. A missionary, acting under
the auspices of the Women's Missionary
Society of a Western State, went to
Barnwell about three weeks ago for the
purpose of ascertaining the real situa
tion. She visited the scene of the
lynching at Barnwell Court House and
also tbe families of the victims. She
reports that she found the gloom of
despair and terror overwhelming the
Negroes, and in their misery, dread and
despair they were helpless and hope*
less. They said that they hardly dared
to talk among themselves about the
terrible atrocity, and, incredible as it
seems, stated that not a white person
had expressed the smallest word of
sympathy or extended a helping hand.
The wives and children of the lynched
men who lived on tbe plantation of
Martin (whose son's murder was the
pretext for the lynching) were ordered
from their homes and off the plantation
after their husbands were lynched and
before they knew of the horrible crime
which had been perpetrated. Their
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