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THE SAINTLY CITY.
'St Paul MelangeThe Occurren
ces of tbe Past Week in the
Capital of Minnesota.
Miss Luzie Roach is on the sick list
Mr. William Weir has returned from
his trip to New York.
Annual Apron Sale at Pilgrim Baptist
church next Tuesday.
Mr. C. E. Mitchell of Tacoma, Wash.,
"was in the city Monday.
Meals at all hours at the new Del
monico No. 84 E 5th street.
First class rooms and meals may be
obtained at Mrs. tottie 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.
Items of news for THE APPEAL may be
left at Columbus Waldon's barber shop
No 106 East Fifth stieet.
Finely furnished rooms for rent at
Mrs. Nathan Ward's, No. 121 Cor. 14th.
and Robert. Terms reasenable.
Any one wishing to take a partnership
in a flourishing restaurant will please
call at tbe office of THE APPEAL and learn
After consideiable agitation of the
subject tbe journeymen barbers have
agreed with their bosses to close all bar
ber shops, at 8 p. M. after May 16.
The three aldermen who were saved
from the general wreck last Tuesday
were- John Copeland, First Ward
Walter H. Sanborn, Seventh Ward, D.
M. feulbvan, Eleventh Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davis and Mr.
and Mrs C. H. Bush have moved from
their former residences and are doine
lied at No. 531 Aurora avenue, where
they will be pleased to see their friends.
This evening at the Newmarket thea
tre, Anderson the great mind reader,
admission 25 and 50. Four nights com
mencing tomorrow the favorite comedian
Ezra Kendall in his great comedy sue
des "A Pair of Kids."
The April report of the health office
showB the number of deaths to have
been 124, births, 281 marriages, 110.
The death rate per 1,000 per anuum was
8 26. Eight deaths were caused by vio
lence and 60 by contagious diseases.
Mr. Charles Hamilton the enterprising
proprietor of the Twin City Palace Sa
loon has finished the renovation of his
place. The barroom has been most
tastily and beautifully papered and
painted. He will have a grand re-open
ing next Wednesday from JO A. M. to
next morning with fiee lunch during
the entire time. All his friends are
cordially invited to call.
Next week at the Olympic, "Astarta,"
the Parisian wonder who walks the
ceiling, dances, turns somersaults and
other feats too numerous to mention, all
in mid-air without any support. Also
"Whitings Specialty Company" a mam
moth array of pleasing artists. Active
preparation is being made for the grand
benefit which will be tendered to the
efficient and popular manager Billy
Wells, due notice of which will be giv^n.
The permit has been issued for the
erection of the new Metropolitan Opera
House on Sixth street. The building
will cost, when completed, $320,000, and
the inspectoi's fee for issuing the permit
is $162.50. From the curb level to the
highest point of the building will be
ninety-seven feet. The structure will
have a frontage of 100 feet and will be
200 feet deep, The citizens of St. Paul
are to be congratulated, as they will have
one of the finest and most fire proof
buddings in the United States.
The memorial meeting in honor of the
late Mrs. W. A. Hilyard by St. Phillips
Society will be held next Wednesday
evening at the residence of Mrs. Geo.
Hunton, 325 Martin street. All frunds
of the deceased are cordially invited to
attend. The following is the program
of exercises Singing. "Asleep in Jesus."
Society prayer, Chaplain solo, Mrs.
Carrie H. Webb paper, Mrs. W. H.
Davis reading, "Thanatopsis," Mrs. F.
L. McGhee solo, Mrs. Geo. Hunton
resolutions, Mr. R. F. Hunton volun
tary remarks singing, Society.
A civil service examination was held
in the court room of the federal build
ing -Wednesday by Superintending Ex
aminer F. M. Kiggins, of Washington,
D. assisted by Superintendent of
Mails Haidacre and P. M. Moroney.
Forty-two applicants were on hand and
took examinations for the following de
partments: Postoffice inspector, 3
special pension examiner, 2 state de
partment, 1 bookkeeper, 1 depart
menial clerks, 4 stenographer, 1, rail
way mail service, 30. The only lady ap
plicant was for stenographer's position.
A Lilliputian Wedding.
Who has not read "Guliver's Travels"
and wished he could have been with
him in his adventures among the Lili
putians? Well, as you did not get to go
with him to Liliput, you can go to the
Masonic Hall on Jackson street Tuesday
evening May 20, and the Liliputians will
be brought to you. "Jacobs Band" of
St. James church, Mr. A. J. Bell cap
tain, will give one of the most novel,
unique and delightful entertainments,
place and date above mentioned, which
has been given in St. Paul in many days.
The main feature of the evening will be
the Liliputian wedding in which about
25 little children will take part. Anoth
er novel feature will be the blowing of
soap bubbles for prizes. Another fea
ture will be tbe guessing matches. A
lady will be eecretly placed behind a
screen and the gentlemen will make
guesses in legard to her size, height,
complexion, color of bair etc., and the
one making the nearest guess will have
to be treated to supper by the lady.
There will be several other inteiesting
features and a large time is guaranteed
to all who attend. Mrs. Charles Rob
erts wiil have charge of wedding. Ad
mission 15 cents. The members of the
band are Mrs. A. Bell, Mrs. W. Lig
gins, Mrs. Geo. Hunton/ Mrs. C. H.
Webb, Mrs. H. Re binson, Mrs. C. Rob
erts, Mrs. E. Alexander, Miss Ella
Smith, Mr. Ralph Allen.
QUINN CHAPEL SOLD.
The Old Landmark on Fourth
Avenue Purchased by Some
Eastern Capitalists for
The Paltry Sum of $50,000.
REV. R. KNIGHT, P. E.
Week before last an Eastern capital
ist made an ofler of $50,000 for Quinn
Chapel Church property, 50 feet on
Fourth avenue. Monday night April
28, the church members held a meeting
and authorized the trustees to sell.
Trustee Theodore Jones was opposed to
selling and refused to sign the deed.
Another meeting was held last Monday
night and Mr. Jones was one hour and
a half trying to explm his reason for
not signing the deed. As the persons
who desired to sell were in the
majority, the office held by Mr.
Jones was declared vacant. The
sale bas now been consummated
for $50,000 After settling tbe mortgage
and paying commission the trustees will
have $40,000 in cash with which to build
another chuich in a more favored local
The District Conference of the First
Presiding Elder District of the Iowa
Annual Conference, A. M. E. Church
convened iu its sixth annual session at
St. Stevens church Tuesday, Elder R.
Knight presiding. There was a good
attendance. The program carried out
was as follows: First DavDevotional
exercises, and organization of Confer
ence. Welcome address, Rev. L. H.
Reynolds response, Rev. J. B. Dawson.
Paper, "Origin and Development of
African Methodism," Rev. J. T. Jentfer.
Sermon, Rev. J. M. Henderson, St. Paul.
Second DayDevotional services paper
"Are the Pulpit and Pew Sufficiently
United in the Great Work of the Gos-
pel," Rev. G. W. Gaines Sermon, Rev.
D. P. Brown. The Sunday School Con
vention was in session Thursday and
Friday with good attendance.
Bethel congregation will worship at
Lincoln Hall hereafter. Morning ser
vice at 10.45 A M. Evening sei vice 7 30
Sunday school 2.30. The pastor will
preach Sunday morning subject "The
Eagle." The Hall is convenient and
attractive, seating room for 500, come
early to get choice seats. The weekly
services will be held at Zion A. M. E,
The Autumn's May Party.
The well known and popular Autumn
Club begs to announce that that their
nnrmnl Hlnrol MaT i -U
tenth annual Floral Man Party. willl take
place at Central Hall, Tuesday evening I
May 20. Extensive preparations are!now
in progress and it promises to be the
most recherche affair ever given by the
Club. Cards of admission 75 cents. All
ladies and gentlemen must present in
vitations or admittance will be refused.
Proper persons may obtain invitations
from D. R. Lawrence, 2800 State, C.
Harrison, 141 Seventeenth, or R.
Davis, 2830 Butterfield.
M 9 0 PVt^ci !I"_
St. George's Anniversary.
St. George Commandery No. K. T.
will hold its annual celebration, Monday
evening May 32th. The committee in
charge promises that it will be the grand
est affair ever given by the commandery.
The entertainment will consist of finely
rendered musical selections followed bv
a commandery drill. After tbe exerci
ses a fine orchestra will discourse sweet
music for the benefit of the young peo
ple. Delicious refreshments will be
served by one of our leading caterers.
Wanted A Lady.
An energetic lady collector wanted
immediately. Liberal commission paid
and permanent employment to the right
person. Apply at once to Edward H.
Lee, Studio, 323 Dearborn street, rooms
THE FLOUR CITY.
Minneapolis and Minneopolitane
and Their Where-abouts
For nice steaks, chops, etc., go
Go to Altman & Co. when you wish to
Services at the Bethesda church to
morrow as usual.
THE APPEAL office is now in room 4
No. 24 S. Fifth street.
Services at the St. .James A. M. E.
church tomorrow as usual.
For the finest 25 cent meal in the city
go to Johnson's 509 4th street S.
Go to Johnson's restaurant for your
dinners 509 Fourth street South.
You can get THE APPEAL at A. H.
Watkins baiber shop 254 4th ave. S.
If you wish a just, fearless and pro
gressive paper,subscribe for THE APPEAL.
Mrs. Hunton keeps the only first class
boarding house in the citv at 219 Third
Furnished rooms at reasonable prices
to be had at Miss Freemans 1819 5th.
Mr. W. D. Bloom of St. Paul was iu
the city last Sabbath in the interest of
his future pride.
Wm. K. Morris Attorney and coun
eelor at law 24 Fifth street S., call on
him for legal advice.
Wm. R. Morris attorney, counselor at
law and Notary Public, 24, fifth street S.
All kinds of legal business attended to
Let the Afro-Americans of Minnesota
form themselves into subordinate ea
gues so that by June they can unite and
form a State League.
Mrs. M, A. Carter, of La Crosse, Wis
mother of Mesdames J. Kane and E. M.
Webb of this city, was in the city last
week visiting her daughters.
Miss Susie Jackson had the honor of
being crowned May Queen at the grand
May ball given by the ExceVor Club at
Windom Hall on Thursday of last week.
The usual amount of pomp and cere
mony was gone through with and tbe
elegant costumes of the difierent con
testants reminded one of the beautiful
Queen O' the May."
For the week beginning Sunday next
tbe Bijou will offer as its attraction
"Woman Against Woman" a domestic
drama full of heart and home interest
with Miss Mary Wheeler in the role of
the heroine Bessie Barton, supported
by a good company. The play is by
Frank Harvey one of the most success
ful of play writers and deals with every
dav phases of life. It tells a strong
story that has been well introduced with
a fine view of scenery.
Rev. R. H. Williamson with his choir
conducted services at the 13th Avenue
Danish church last Sunday evening
Quite a large number were present and
gave a very liberal collection which was
turned over to St. Peters church. Drs.
Burrell, McCraig and other prominent
pastors have raised collections from
their respective churches and given
to St. Peters church, for which the
members are thankful. The amount
realized from their grand rally was
about $460.00 in hand, other amounts
are not in yet.
Mrs. Sarah Farr presented a fine sil
ver watch and chain to St. Peters A. M.
E. church last week to be given the one
collecting the most money on it. Several
contestants immediately began in earn
est to secure the prize
contestants were: Mrs. M. Brown, Mrs
Fannie Scott, Mrs. A. Mitchell, Mrs.
Julia Jojce, Misses Lena Duncan, Josie
Williamson, Ada Nichols and Nettie
Moulton, all of whom worked faithfully
and deserve credit for what they did.
Mrs. Julia Joyce was the successful one
and won tbe prize with ease. She
not a member of
been and is now a very arduous worker
for the church and well deserves the
Tbe cosy parlors of Prof, and Madam
wa 8 th
Among the 8
affaire on Wednesday evening
Ada Nichols in honor of Messrs W. B.
and Robert Lawrence. Toast making
was a feature of the evening while danc
ing waR another. Among those present
were: Misses Fannte Johnson, Mamie
Samuels, Mamie Jackson, Ida Garner,
Ada Nichols,. Messrs, Chas, Liverpool,
Jessie Jackson, Spencer Smith, Chas.
Johnson, John, Frazier, Prof. Z. A.
Coleman, Ralph Giey, John Alexander,
D. F. McFarland, W. D. Bloom, Prof.
W. F. LOVH, Ieaac McBeard, Fred. Ho
gau, Erane Watkins, Jessie Jackson Sr.
S. B. Bowman, Chas. Foihts, Prof, and
Madam Daymon. An elaborate supper
was served which proved the most in
teresting feature of the evening.
Wm. R. Morris victorious in the suit
of Brooks Bros, against the St. Peters
A. M. E. Church to enforce a lien that
had been assigned them by Urquehart
and Balch, the contractors and builders
of the church, the defendant the St.from
Peters church came out victorious.
Brooks Bros, had employed as their at
torneys Messrs. Little and Nunn, whlie
Wm. R. Morris appeared for the church.
The case was tried before Judge Young
in the District Court Monday morning.
After a motion for Judgment on the
pleadings bad been ovrruled and leave
S a partnyegiven by Mis
md, the case came
san rested. The
itness but failed
oduce a scintilla
jtaccount of the ob
orris, all of his ob
bad been given to
on regularly for trl
introduced one wi
in his endeavor to
of evidenee on
jections of attorney
jections being sustained by the court.
The plaintiff after reporting to every art
known to the profession and using most
strenuous efforts tSj|ucceed in his en
to introduc^f his testimony but
being foiled at everyjfjirn finally rested.
Wm. R. Morris rao|^ for a dismissal
which was firant6d.j|By this success the
church was saved Cmsiderable money,
which is purely de to the superior
ability of our esteemed and favorite at
torney. This is bafij one of the many
proving his capabilityTas a lawyer.
News Gleanings From the Capiiol
City of This Great and
Items of General Interest.
MRS. AMELIA A, ALLEN.
The political cat jumped again and on
alighting has fastened on Mr. Jno. S.
Durham of Philadelphia Penn. as Con
sul to San Domingo. Mr. Durham is a
newspaper man, being employed on the
Philadelphia Bulletin. This sidetracks,
Mr. Waller of Kansas. The West has
in street parlance "not heen in it." dur
ing this admrmstratkaK^-Mr. P. Parker
of St. Paul was left in the Hayti scramble
Messrs C. H. Tandy and O. M. Wood of
St. Louis were pigeon holed. Mr. Wal
ters Thomas apphcaut for Consul to St.
Paul de Loanbo is in Chancery and a
few other aspirants are now on the
ragged edge of despair with fine pro
pects of eventually gliding giacefully in
to the consomme. The New York
World May 4tb, modestly terms Mr.
Durham's appointment "a small tub
thrown to tne great Colored whale." It
is a belief of a few that we are being
It strikes a stranger here as being
very strange, tbiati almost under
the dome of the capitol, there is so
much discrimination on account of col
or If you go to rent a house, the
agents will gracefully hand you a bulle
tin headed, ''For Colored tenants,"
from which you are expected to select a
suitable house, and none are verv com
modious. Generally the Colored ten
ants are colonized in some alley or short
street. If you wish a cup of chocolate,
or a glass of milk you are refused at the
dairy lunch rooms. The white aproned
pallor stricken, scrub of a waiter tells you
that "we are sorry we cannot accommo
date Colored people,"
u- i vr A+ Mr. W. C. Bell of 38 Crosby street has
case* in which Mr,Mrns bassucceeded
you cannot even
hear-tne-Phonograph-talk machine and
enjoy the exquisite pleasure unless it is
located in a saloon. One of tbe theatres
here, Hams' Bijou, can only accommo
date you in the gallery, and it would be
a penitentiary offense to place your sig
they will surel Btar
hotels. If the white people oftbisDis-
the chi^uh but has
some exclusion ordinance there against
the Negro. If some of these Colored
influential men of the District would be
as persevering in breaking down these Grand prize $5.00 in gold, to the victor
petty barriers, as they are in seeking
fifth rate offices it would redouned
more to their honor.
Judge J. S. Hinton of Indianapolis
Ind, who was a delegate to the recent Relief convention held iin
to find a suitable Colored man a for $40 a
month position in the Court House. As
this position was a very laborious one it
THE GARDEN CITY.
Chicago's Haps and Mishaps and
Items of General Interest Ga
thered by the Staff of
Go to Central Hall next Monday night.
Time: Next Monday night May 12.
Place: Central Hall.
Mrs. Ella Slate has been quite sick
during the past week.
Mr. W. R. Cowan who has been quite
ill is now convalescent.
re turned from the Souths I
Music, dancing and a good time at
Central Hall, next Monday night.
Mies Rosie Williams of 1703 State
leaves on an eastern trip shortly.
Mr. G, Nevels of 2829 Butterfield who
has been sick is rapidly improving.
The Miltonian tableaux exhibited at
Bethesda Monday evening was well
Mr. E. Ash now has charge of the
Haskell Building corner of 16th and
Be pure to go to Central Hall, Monday
night next. The greatest entertainment
eyer given in Chicago.
Mr. Haithmen of 913 W. Lake street
was thrown out of an express wagon
last week and badly huit.
Mr. Frank Jones and wife from Hot
Springs, Ark., are stopping at Mrs J.
Gaskell's residence, 32 Irving Place.
We call attention to the advertisement
of J. B. Storey & E A. Clark on our ad
vertising page. They treat every-body
Mrs. E. Williams respectfully invites
the attention of THB APPEAL readers to
her dressmaking parlor, at 418 27th.
Mrs. N. H. Pryor has lemoved from
2837 Butterfield to 2827 La Salle, where
she will be pleased to see hei many
Geo. W. Rncker and W. J. Andie have
been appointed members of Fire Engine
Co. No. 21, through Alderman F. C.
The military company hasbeen organ
ized with B. G. JohDson, captain J. C.
Buckner, 1st lieutenant J. Marshall, 2d
Tbe genial Chas. Harrison has been
under the weather for two weeks but is
much better now and will soon be at
Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs.Lexington.
Harper of 1707 Dearborn, gave a party
in honor of the 16th birthday of their
daughter, Miss Annie.
Hon. J. W. E. Thomas can boast of
the smartest 16-months-old baby in
Chicago. It is remarkable to hear ber
sing "Little Annie Rooney."
Mr. B, D. Rlackshear the tailor has
opened a tailor-shop at 2734 State.
Dyeing, cleaning and repairing done in
first class style and at moderate prices.
The best entertainment of the season
will be the celebration of the tenth an
niversary to Western Light Tabernacle
No. 4, at Central Hall next Monday
Mary Louise Frandsco grand-daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Stallcup 3003
5th, Avenue died last week aged three
years. Her parents live at 198 Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. Polk Smith of Atlanta,
Ga., are in the city visiting their brothers
Messrs H. T. and C. T. Richardson and
the probabilities are they will make
their future home here.
Mr. Woods' daughter, Bertha Woods,
died last Monday morning at 2:30 A.
after a long and severe illness. Mr.
Woods is well known as a prominent
Baptist of Chicago and his wife is scarce
ly less well known as a good 'learted
Christian lady: The little girl was be
loved by all. The family has our sym
Mr. Gao. H. Shaw has reopened the
Casino Rink, corner of 24th and t"tate
streets. Everybody invited. Saturday
evenin tbere will be an obstacle race
Prices as usual. Evening session, gen
tlemen, 25 cents. Ladies, 10 cents
Skates 15 cents. Afternoon session
gentlemen, 25 cents. Ladies, 15 cents
Ceildren, 15 cents. Skates free. Open
I tMjuc i wu.cuuu uei Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Geo. parade,
this city, was told by Marshal Ramsdell
Shaw, manager Will. Washington
We have delivered
persons, a Gold Hunting Case Watc"h
was suitable to the ambition of a Colored stem wind and set, guaranteed by the stinging rebuke
man only. The Judge with scrutinizing manufactor for 20 years, tbe actual cost
legal ability secured a man by tbe name
of Jackson for the place, but the "ruling
passion" showed itself in the Judge by
his exacting a $10 fee in lien of his "floo-
ence." This is a sample of the syste
matic office brookerage that is carried
on byghumbers of Colored men in tbe you
District*nd even by some of our Col
ored editors. fK3*c
The whites of Georgia have inaugura
ted a scheme to divide the taxes of the
state, so that the Colored Bchools of that
state will look to the revenue divided
taxation of property 'owned by
Colored people for their support. They
intend to pledge every candidate for
legislative honors,' in the state to vote
for such a measure upon his election,
A recent decision of the Supreme
Court of Maryland in the case of McGill
vs. Navigation Company holds that a
(CONTIRUBD OM K9pSO FA0K.)
to them is set opposite each name
Rev. J. W. Terry 36 Fairfield Av. $2.00
J. J. Johnson 183 Monroe St. $1.00
A. A. Lott 182 Monroe St. $6.00
H. Kramer 1023 Lake St. $2.00
If you desire to save money we invite
to thoroughly investigate our
method. Send us your address and our
representative will call. North Ameri
can Watch and Jewelry Co., Wicks &
Brodie, Gen. Agts., Room 35, Times
Building Chicago, 111.
Chas. Robinson was shot by Belle
Gillam at 408 27th, street, basement,
residence of Mrs. M. D. Bobbins.
Chas. RobinBon got acquainted with
Belle Gillam in St. Louis where they
lived together unmarried. He came to
Chicago to get rid of iter but she fol
lowed him here and it seems that they
lived together again on Third avenue for
some time. He has been a waiter on
tbe Chicago & Alton R. R., was was 28
yeare old, born in Nashville and seemed
to be a quietyoung man. Three months
ago he left her and went to room at Mrs.
Smiths' on twenty second street. She
went there one night and asked him to
come back to her. Upon his refusing
she drew a knife on him to stab him to
the heart. But hf grabbed tbe knife
and knocked her down. They were ar
rested and taken to the station. He
thew went to rooming ith Mrs. Rob
bins 408 27th, street. Here he became
acquainted with Miss Hattie Millington
a beautiful brunette of some 20 sum
mers. He went with Hattie too much
to suit Bf lie so she called on Mr. Rob-against
binson last Thursday pulled him out of
tbe house and shot him twice in the
head. He died in St. Luke's hospital
GOL. ROBERT HARLAN.
One of the Best Known and Wide
ly Traveled Colored Men
of the Unit ed States.
A Short Sketch of Hi Life.
COL. ROBERT HARI,\X.
Col. Robert Hai Ian was born in Meck
lenburg county, Virginia, Decembei 12.
1816. His father was a white man andsnatch
his mother a mulatto. He came to
Kentucky when eight years of age. As
a boy, Mr. Harlan was bright, intelligent
and^ambitious and although a slave un
der the the law, he was allowed unusual
freedom. He was taught the elements
of an education by the boys of bis mas
ter's family. He conducted a barber
shop in Harrod6burg and a grocery in
In 1848 he went to Califor
nia, where, in a short time, he amasssed
a fortune of forty-five thousand dollars
in gold, which he brought back and in
vested in Cincinnati, Ohio. With his
new found wealth he built two beauti
ful stone front house and became the
owner of Ball's photograph gallery
which he fined up in a style surpassing
any similar gallery in this country.
He was trustee of the Colored schools
and was elected and seaved as trustee of
the Colored Orphan Asylum. The first
school bouse erected in Cincinnati for
the education of Colored youth, was the
rebult mainly of his efforts. To ebcape
the prejudice existing against Colored
people, he, in 1858. took his family to
England, residing there until 1868, when
he returned to his native country. He
has always been prominent the coun
sils of the Republican party and has
been a delegate to tbe city, county and
stale conventions for fifteen years. Dur
ing Grant's administration he was special
agent-at-large of the postoffice depart
ment. In 1884 he was appointed special
agent of the treasury department which
position he held until removed by Presi
dent Cleveland. In 1886, he was elected
member of the Ohio legislature and took
an active part in the abolition of the
"Black Laws." Col. Harlan is well in
formed about county, state and national
politics. Tbe genial Colored has a big
heart and enjoys sport of all kinds.
Mrs. P. Sims who is well known to
many of the old citizens here is lying
very ill in Williamsburg.
It is hoped now that the*)lection of
trustees for the Colored Orphan Asylum
comes off soon, that the same board will
be retained as they are worthy men.
At the twenty-fourth annual encamp
ment of the G. A. R. which was held
here last week. Quite a number of Col
ored soldiers took part in the grand
The Burch-Johnson wedding was
worthy of immitation for promptness,
to the following and those who got to the church in time
see the carriages drive away received
Yesterday there came a report of a
severe cutting scrape between two of
our young men belonging to nice fam
ilies. We withhold names until the par
ticulars are known.
The strange religions sect known as
the "Perfectionists" on Walnut Hills
who reverence a woman as the returned
Christ, have lately been drawing in a
number of Colored followers.
Several Colored societies consisting of
male and female members made quite a
show parading the streets Sabbath after
noon headed by two brass bands, said
tone ttieir annual turnout. /*|L W
It may not be generally known that
we have a Colored poetess in our state a
lady who though somewhat advanced in
years, can equal if not surpass many of
those of a more fortunate race. Perhaps
in the near future some of her sweet
verses will appear in the columns of THB
MULTUM IN PARVO.
News Pertaining to the Colore*
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhere.
Rev. A. Dehart is engaged in a
lawsuit to recover property.
Judge Bond in the United States Cir
cuit Court last week at Baltimore dis
missed the suit of Robert A. McGinn
the owners of the steamboat
Mason L. Weems. The defendant,*
Colored man, refused to eat at the sec
ond table, especially prepared for Col
At Waterburv, Conn., Saturday night
Arthur Jackson,' Colored, of Bristol,
while drunk went to the Bristol House,
wnere his wife is a waitress, and deman
ded that she go home. She got up and
dressed to save a scene and went home.
First, be made her hold alight while be
killed his dog with an ax, then, with a
razoi, he began operations on the wom
an. He cut hei thioat sc horribly she
cannot live, and also cut off several of
her fingers. But for the arrival of a
neighboz.Jack Fish, who found the man
kicking the dying woman, he would
probably hnve cut her in pieces. Jack
son had saturated the room with kero
sene oil, *ud it was evidently his inten
tion to burn the house. Jealousy is said
to be the cau.e.
For nearly two weeks Mr. A. H. Rob
inson, Agent for the Union ticket office
and Supenntendant of the Nashville
City Transfer Company, has at night
found his cash diawer short, varying in
amounts which reached tbe alarming
aggregate of $250 or more. Detective
Carter was consulted and successfully
adopted the method of marking bills.
Six, five dollar bills, of which th* num
bers and denomination had been first
carefully taken, were pi iced in the
drawer. They disappeared, and Porter
at once arretted J. S. Diake the Colored
porter who worked about the office.
The money was iouurt on him and he
finally confessed the crime, explaining
that when pretending to dust he would
a handful of bille when no one
The Afro-Americans of Nebraska met
in Convention in Omaha on Wednesday
of last week and after a two days session
organized an Afro-American StaleLeague
with the following officers: President,
M. O. Ricketts of Omaha vice president,
B. F. C. Albeits of Lincoln recording
secretory, A. S. Barnett of Omaha cor
responding secretary, B. C. Makins of
Nebraska City treasurer, E. R. Overall
of Omaha executive committee, Thomas
Carnahan, Lincoln E. R.Sims, Alliance
Jeiry Smith, Blair W. L. Jones, Ne
braska City board of immigration, Al
phonso Wilson, Chairman, with an au
thority to appoint the other members.
Mr. Robert A. Church, the richest
Colored man of Memphis, Tenn., accom
panied by his wife Bailed from New
York Saturday for Europe where they
will visit their daughter who is studying
Lynched I Jail.
Columbia, S. C, May 5.Wylie Leap
hart, Colored, was shot and
killed in Lexington jail last night.
This is the extent of the information
obtained by Gov. Richards Leaphart
was convicted of rape on Rose Cannon,
a young girl, at her home, whila the
rest of her family were gone away and
was sentenced to be hanged April ltt.
Learning of an attempt to lynch, not
withstanding the death sentence, Leap
hart was brought to Columbia for safe
keeping upon the* advice of the judge
who tried him. The people of Lexing
ton became greatly exasperated, and
public meetings were held denouncing
the governor for removal, and declar
ing it to be a reflection upon the dignity
of the county and its ability to shield its
prisoners. A strong delegation waited
upon the governor and judge, and after
personally pledging themselves for
Leaphart,s safety while in Lexington in.
jail, they were allowed to take bin*
back. The governor has telegraphed
for full particulars. Leaphart has been
respited to allow time for a motion for a
new trial, on the grounds of after-dis
covered evidence, deemed sufficient by
Colored Ministers Barred.
Charleston, S. C, May 6.The centen
nial convention of the Episcopal Diocese
of South Carolina will meet here to
morrow, and, for the first time in ita
history, it will meet $n another church
than ancient St. Philip's, which is re
garded as the cathedral of the diocese.
The services will be conducted in the
Anglican high-church style at the Holy
Communion Church. The vestry of St.
Philip's, which led the revolt against
the bishop several years ago, refuse to
allow the convention to meet in the
the church. The Negro question is the
apple of discord, although but one Ne
gro preacher is involved. Rev. Mr. Poll
ard, of St. Mark's. Four years ago
when Pollard was admitted one-balf of
the laymen and several clergymen sece
ded. The fight finally narrowed down
to aft agreement that Pollard is to be
admitted and an amendment to the
constitution is to be adopted barring
Negroes in the future. Many of the se
ceders, however, refuse this comprom
ise, and st is said that they will not at
tend the convention to-morrow. At
present it looks as ifth^ church will
split into two parties. :fe