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The nomination of Mr James M.
Trotter for Recorder of Deeds in Wash
ington has been confirmed by the Senate
and his commission has been signed by
The trouble now arises as to what will
become of Matthews there are various
rumoi afloat but none have so far had
We admire the pluck of the President
in sticking to Matthews and in appoint
ing Trotter to fill his place. We are not
particularly glad these men are alleged
Democrats, but being colored men thev
can not be very ardent ones, and we are
glad they have so good a friend in Cleve
land. Mr. President does not represent
his party these appointments, but is
simplv acting upon his own convictions
we give him the credit, alone, and his
party is entitled to none, and will get
none from the thinking portion of the
The alleged colored Democrats are so
few and far between that the Democratic
party could well afford to put every one
of them in a lucrative office, But the
Democrats need not think that the
colored people are going over to them
body and boots because they give us
one officer whose nme is published all
over the world. If they wish to have
us, believe they are the friends to us
they profess to be, and are more our
friends than the Republicans are, they
must do more for us than the Republi
cans did, and dowhich was and is just
as little as possible. We wish to have a
hand in home affairs, and a share in the
honors and emoluments at home. This
city and county, one may say, is under
Democartic control and there is only the
colored fire company composed of five
members to represent us in any way.
This is also true of most cities under
Democratic rule. We have men capable
of filling any office in the country and we
wish to see some of them placed in
positions of honor and trust not only by
appointment but by election. Colored
men have been elected to high State
-and National offices by Republican
votes and appointed to honorable pay
^ing positions by them. The only color
ed man holding a clerkship in this
^Sf county is tfce appointee of ^Republican.
We do not all wish to be janitors, fire,
men, or policemen all of whom are
good enough in their places, and for
such appointments we are grateful but
we aspire to something higher. We
hold the balance of power in this county,
as the recent elections prove, and, it is
an open question if under certain cir
cumstances we would not de so in
National politics. We are cheerfully
disposed to be in and of the Republican
party, and while we ask for nothing be
cause we are colored, we do not wish to
be so glaringly ignored because we are
colored, which undoubtedly is and has
been the case, heretofore.
We do not purpose longer to be
catspaws, and we intend to demand our
just recognition from.the powers-that be
in the Republican party, and unless the
Democrats show a disposition to do
better by us than the Republicans have
done they need not hope to gain any
acquisition from us to their members ex
cept a few vapid soreheads who wield
no influence at all. We are for our
selves first, parties afterwards the Re
publican party has done better by us
than any other party, and we will stick
by our friends until greater friends
A man is not always guilty who is
charged with crime. It is an easy thing
to accuse, but a very difficult thing to
prove guilt, and we would like to emph
asize that because one colored man is
proven to be a criminal, it is no more
evidence tht all colored men
theives, than when one white man
steals, that all white men are rogues and
My dear Lancet, you are off, away off.
By the white man's scalefor colored
folksone black man bad, all bad one
black man good, smart, honest, intelli
gent no other one like bim. The rule
don't work both ways in this case.
Congress ought to pass a law prohibit
ing States from appropriating funds
from State treasuries to build monu
ments to the confederate dead.Mont
Thats whats the matter! The recon
ciliation policy has made it more honor
able to be a confederate soldier,living or
dead, than a federal one. Had this
government disfranchised "every rebel,
and debarred them for ever, from hold
ing any office within the gift of the
people there would have been much less
trouble in this country.
In the death of Rev, Henry Ward
Beecher, the country loses one of the
greatest men of the age, and the colored
pleople a true friend. His theological
viewo were probably too advanced for
the present generation, but the fact that
he did more good than harm in his life
will entitle him to have hM our differen
ces of opin'ion buried with him. Time
will prove whether he was wiser than
his day and generation. He was a
valiant soldier of the cross and we hope
he has gone from labor to his reward.
The APPEAL congratulates Bro E. E.
Cooper, of the Indianapolis World, up
on his acquital of all the charges which
were brought against him in hide-bound
We tender our thanks to Mr. R. C. 0
Benjamin, of the Negro American, for a
copy of his pamphlet "The Future of
The lamb-like deportment of March
continues, and a majority of us are
Mrs. Rev. L. H. Reynolds still re
mains quite ill.
The congregations at Second A. M. E.
church are quite large, especially Sun
There was a very successful sociable
at the Second A. M. E. church last Tues
day evening which a number of St.
Among the visitors thisweek were :Miss
Mary Godett and Mrs. F. D. Parker, of
St Paul Mr. and Mrs. David McGowan,
of Chicagb Mr. and Mrs. White, of
JameB Porter, a yound colored hotel
man and Frank Schultzer, white, a
young blacksmith, had a private slugging
mill Monday night which resulted in
Schultzer heing knocked out in the third
round, and. Porter took the purse of
1100. I 1
*&&* A CARD OP THANKS. &&&
The officers and members of the Ex
celsior Literary and Social Club desires
to express their gratitude to the ladies
and gentlemen who so ably assisted in
the entertaining program of their inau
gural soiree at Northwest College Hall
on the 1st inst also to all who by their
presence gave evidence of their good
will toward us and their desire to see
our efforts successful also to the \V ESTERN
APPEAL for the admirable, report of the
*&- Done by order of the Club,
I H. W. B. GREER, Pres.
M. W. LEWIS, Secretary.
Matrimonial,Tied with the Ton
gue but which cannot be Un-
|*ip, done with the Teeth.
Seekers after Wedded Bliss.
Mr. B. Sanders and Miss Jennie Bell,
of Madison, Ind. ^Cvfcjfs,^^^^^
Mr. J. Brant and Miss Mattie Syers,
of Philadelphia, Pa. Z^MSSW
Rev. W. C. Trevan and Miss Maria
Adams, of Chicago, 111. %i
Mr. John Elsie and Miss
Sharp, of Burlington, N. J.
Mr. D. W. Jackson and Fa
Payne, of Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Ben Johnson -and Miss "Lillian
Bancroft, of Lansing, Mich.
Mr. Stephen Braxton and Miss Sarah
Jones, of Terre Haute, Ind.
Mr. Albert N.Wade and Miss Lucy
Duniap, of Cleveland, Ohio.,
Prof. W. C. Green, Albany, and Miss
Sallie T. Banks, of Forsyth, Ga.
Mr. P. C. Copelain, of Vicksburg, and
Miss Julia Huff, of Brandon, Miss.
Mr. R. C. Hancock, of Gurley, and
Miss H. Garner, of Huntsville, Ala.
Mr. Lafayette Cannon, and Miss
Gonzuala Redding, of New York, N. Y.
Mr. W. E. Caldwell, of Keokuk, Iowa,
and Miss M. E. McCoy, of Hamilton, 111.
Mr. Julius Matthews and Miss
Arabella Pinkerton. of Montgomery,
Mr. Edward Smith, of Jamaca, ^W. I.
Miss Cornelia Walker, of Wilkes
I a Bead Man's Pocket.
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN
Thornton, of St. Louis. She also had
seven great-grandchildren, the ages of
those living ranging from 10 years to 28
years, and two great-great-grandchildren
one 6 and the other^S yeaxsjohL^-St.
Articles of Incorporation
all men these presents
That, we, the* undersigned do
hereby associate ourselves together and
adopt and sign the following Articles of
Incorporation, for the purpose of be
coming and constituting a body corporate
as here-in-after provided. Sgfel?^? *s%
The name of this corporation shall be
Stephen Allen Price was a man who
was liked and looked up to by all who
knew him. He was honest, kind and
true, a warm friend and good neighbor.
The boys and girls all liked him because
h^ never forgot that he had been young
once himself. Ho was never stiff and
cross and bossy with them, but was their
good friend. He became rich, was
Mayor of New York city, and lived to
be very old. He loBt his life in a steam
boat disaster. Those who found his
dead body found a scrap of printed
paper in his pocketbook. It was so
worn with oft reading that they could
scarcely make out the words, but this is
what was upon that paper.
Keep good company or none. Never
If your hands can not be usefully em
ployed attend to the cultivation of your
Always speak the truth. Make few
Live up to your engagements.
Keep your own secrets, if you have
When you speak to a person look him
in the face.
Good company and good conversation
are the very sinews of virtue.
Good character is above all things else.
Your character can not be essentially
injured except by your own acts.
If any one speak evil of vou, let your
life be so that none will believe him.
Drink no kind of intoxicating liquors.
Ever live (misfortune excepted) with
in your income.
When you retire to bed think over
what you have been doing* during the
Make no haste to be rich, ifyou would
Small and steady gains give compe
tency with tranquility of mind.
Never play at any game of chance.
Avoid temptation, through fear you
may not withstand it.
Earn money before yeu spend it.
Never run into debt, unless you see
plainly away to get out again.
Never borrow, if you can possibly
Do not marry until you are able to
support a wife.
Never speak evil of any one. Be just
before you are generous. $ f4
Keep vourself innocent if you would
Save when you are young to spend
when you are old.
Read over the above maxims, at least
once a week. f^0^4
The general nature of the business of
this corporation shall be the printing,
conducting and publishing of a news
paper, and the conducting of a general
job printing office and the principal
place for the transaction of the business
of this corporation shall be the city of
St. Paul, County of Ramsey and State of
The time of commencement of this
corporation shall be the first day of
February, 1887, and the same shall con
tinue for the period of Thirty-years
The number of the shares of the Capi
tal Stock of the corporation shall be five
thousand (5,000) and the amount of each
share shall be ten ($10) dollars. And
said capital stock, shall be paid in such
manner and at such times as the board
of directors of said corporation shall
The highest amount of indebtedness
or liability to which said corporation
shall be at any time subject shall be two
thousand ($2,000) dollars.
The government of said corporation
shall be vested in a board of seven
directors, from whom shall be chosen a
president, a vice-president, a secretary
and a treasurer for the corporation,
The said board of directors shall be
elected annually by the stock-holders of
the corporation at any regular annual
meeting of the said stockholders to be
held on the first Monday in February in
each vear, at the office of the
said Northwestern Publishing Com
Each successive board of directors
shall hold their offices until their suc
cessors are elected and qualify.
The Board of Directors shall have
power to fill all vacancies occurring in
its numbers by death, removal or resig
nation, and the persons chosen to fill
such vacancies shall hold their offices
uutil the next annual meeting and until
their successors are elected and qualified.
The names of the first Board of Di
rectors of said corporation are as follows:
John L. Neal, Minneapolis, Miun. Geo.
Duckett, St. Paul, Minn J. Q. Adams,
St. Paul, Minn. Will Turner, Minne
apolis, Minn. L. H. Reynolds, Minne
apolis, Minn. Thos. H. Lyles, St. Paul.
Minn. J. K. Hilyard, St. Paul, Minn.
o- ARTICLE VIII.
The names and places of residence of
the persons forming this corporation
are: John L. Neal, Minneapolis, Minn.
Will Turner, Minneapolis, Minn. Thos
H. Lyles, St. Paul,Minn. J.K. Hilyard,
St. Paul, Minn George Duckett, St.
Paul, Minn. 0. Q. Adams, St. Paul,
In testimony whereof the parties
hereinbefore named have hereunto set
their hands and seals upon this 15th day
of February, A. D. 1887.
Signed and delivered in presence of
Ernest A. Ringnald, W. Wood
JOHN L. NEAL, [Seal.] [Seal.] [Seal.] [Seal.] [Seal.] [Seal.]
T. H. LYLES,
5*J. K. HILYARD,
"Aunt" Julia Taylor, a colored woman
generally supposed to be 111 years old,
died last week, at 1413 Picker street, of
apoplexy. Although reared in Virginia,
Aunt Julia was neither a nurse nor a
youthful acquaintance of George Wash
ington, and in declining years was not
in the habit of relating personal reminis
cences of the Curtis family. She is be
lieved to have been born in 1776, near
Culpepper Court House, and was, during
her girlhood, a slave of the Bullitt family.
She was then sold to the Thurstons, and
was by them carried to Kentucky. 1829
she was sold to H. S. Cox, and was by
him brought to St. Louis, being after
wards sold to Mrs. Ellen Farrar, of this
citv. She remained the property of Mrs.
Fairar until the end of slavery in the
United States. She was married twice
during her slavery days and was the
mother of ten children. Of these, two
daughters are yet living, Mrs. Lucy Ann
Medley, who lives in St. Louis, and is 70
years old, and Mrs. Nancy Gilchrist*
who is in Wisconsin, and is 98 years old.
Four of her grand-children are living,
Thos. Medley, of Minneapolis, who is 58
years old, and Joseph B. Mitchell, Mrs.
Mary Armstadt, and Mrs. Elizabeth
ITJ. Q. ADAMS, &
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Ramsey. S
Be it known that on this 15th day of
February, A. D. 1887, personally ap
peared before me, John L. Neal, Will
Thos. H. Lyles, James K. Hil
yard, George Duckett and J. Q. Adams,
to me known to be the persons described
in and who executed the foregoing in
strument and they eaeh acknowledged
that they executed the same as their
free act and deed.
ERNEST A. RINGNALD,
[Notaiial Seal.] Notary Public,
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Ramsey,
Office of the Register of Deeds
This is to certify that the within in
strument was filed for Record in this
office, at St. Paul, on the 23rd day of
February, A. D. 1887, at 11:15 o'clock
a.m., and that the same was dulv re
corded in Book of Incorporation,
pages 5 and 6. M. J: BELL,
Register of Deeds.
[Register of Deeds Seal.]
fi\ Z* |g|
STATE OF MINNESOTA,!
Department of State,
I hereby certify that the within in
strument was filed for record in this
office on the 26th day of February, A. D.
1887, at 2.1& o'clock p.m., and was duly
recorded in Book of Incorporation,
on page 1160. H. ATTSON,
Secretary of State.
Taken for Business and Pleasure
ag^by the People one Beads
*&M spring Mov*mlnts.*S^,^
Miss E. Hooper, of Omaha, is visiting
Mrs. M. Smith, of Chicago, is visiting
Keokuk, Iowa, ^CT'^r^
Mrs. R. Gunn, of Chicago, is visiting
Keokuk, Iowa. #f
Bishop A. W. Wayman, is visiting
New Orleans, La. v tr~
Rev. H. H. White^of Chicago, is visit
ing Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. John White of devlllnd, Ohio,
is visiting Chicago.
Mr. W. C. Evans, of St. Louis, V., is
visiting New York.
Mr. Frank Rector, ofMiddleton, Ohio,
is visiting Cincinnati.
Miss Alice Bibrew, of Marion, is visit
ing Birmingham, Ala.
Miss Lulu Kinley, of Chicago, is visit
ing Kalamazoo, Mich,
Miss Julia Marshall, of Selma, is visit
ing Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. M. F. Butler, of Chicago, is visit
ing Hot Springs, Ark.
Miss Ida Thompson, of Boston, is
visiting Camden, N. J.
Miss Mary Howard, of Decatur, is
visiting Springfield, 111.
Miss Lillie Jones, of Hastings, Neb.,
is visiting St. Joseph, Mo.
Miss S. E. Wilkins, of Cairo, 111., is
visiting Indianapolis, Ind."
Miss Alice Dohiphan, of St. Joseph,
Mo., is visiting Stewartsville.
Miss Susie Bradford, of Indianapolis,
Ind., is visiting Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mrs. Belle Davis, of Water Valley,
Miss., is visiting Birmingham, Air.
Mr. and Mrs. William Harper, of New
Castle, are visiting Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford Bazel, of Louis
ville, Kr., are visiting Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Alice Highwarden, of Red Wood
Falls, Minn., is visiting Indianapolis,
Alderman J. W. Simpson and daugh
ter, of Harrisburg, Pa., are visiting New
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Cook, of
Washington, D. have returned from
Miss Menervia A. Henderson, of
Nashville, Tenn., is visiting Hopkms
St. Louis, Mo.
The funeral of Mr. James A. Johnson,
the prominent citizen who dropped
dead, took place last Sunday afternoon
at the Central Baptist Church, the very
best element of our people crowding
this edifice to suffocation, to pay the last
tribute of respect to the deceased The
remains followed by a long procession
were slowly wended to Bellfountaine
Cemetery where interment took place.
The discourses of Elders Shaffer and
Anderson deserve special mention. It
is understood that Mrs. Johnson will
continue the business of her husband at
his old bead-quarters on Washington
Since the re-districting committee
made their reportrecently adopted
changing the wards of our city, numerous
political moves are noticed. All avail
able persons (males) have an eye on
either House of Delegates or School
Board. Each body has twenty-eight
members, so that fifty-six of our patriotic
citizens mav soon be happy. One ward
(the 10th) has been so changed that a
colored delegate and member can easily
be elected. Of course there must be
union to accomplish this result.
Whist parties are still the order of the
day among us. It is a noticeable feature
that few of our ladies attain to any great
degre of proficiency. Many of the
gentlemen are experts. I may as well
admit the truth by saying that many of
the teachers indulge in this pleasant
Several of our leading educators have
organized a Kant Philosophical Class.
It meets weeklySaturday afternoon at
2 o'clockat No. 1 School Building, Supt.
E. H. Long is the instructor. The work
of the class is said to be progressing
very interestingly. Among the bright
lights in this new organization are: A.
D. Langston, D. E. Hordon, O. M.
Wood, H.D-King, J. A. Kelley, R. H.
Cole, Hutchins Inge Misses Gertrude
Wright, H. Georgiana Whyte, Katie
Crawford and Miss Oliver, J,"^ *JW*
SPRING IS here in good shape. g^
DELIGHTFUL weather, isn't it?
SENATOR K. DAVIS has returned to
MR. JAS. H. JACKSON, of Minneapolis,
was in the city this week.
MR. J. K. HHYARD, JR., ofHudson,
Wis., was in the city Tuesday. l|ft||
WHEN you wish any printing done
give us a call before going else where.
SKRGT. THOMAS KBLLUM, of Fort Snell
ing, paid the APPEAL a call this week.
MR. J. S. MURRAY left the city Thurs
day for a trip across the continent to
DON'T fail to attend the Bed and Blue
contest at Pilgrim Baptist Church next
INVITATIONS are out for the inaugural
soiree of the SelikaClub, atFortSnell
ing, next Tuesday night.
MRS. S. W. MCKINLAY, of Charleston,
S. has arrived in the city and is the
guest of Mrs. T. R. C. Taylorgfr^ S/4
MR. HOWARD GREEN, formerly of this
city, has been appointed local reporter
of the St. Louis, (Mo.) Advances ?v
MRS. JAS. A. THOMAS, of Dale^street
presented her husband with a fine baby
boy last Sunday. A nine pounder.
MR. AND MRS. H. W. B. GREER and
Mr. A. G. Plummer, of Minneapolis,
were guests of Mrs. Milton Fogg last
COUNTY ASSESSOR J. I. BEAUMONT was
re-elected Thursday for another two
years by the mayor, president of the
council and county auditor.
MESSRS R. A. WAGNER and A. Plum-
mer who formerly entranced our belles
with their musical renditions are now
holding spell-bound the belles of Den
MR. AND MRS. DAVID MCGOWAN and
son, of Chicago, of the firm W. H.
Schunpferman & kon, are in the city
the guests of Rev. C. S. Jacobs and Mrs.
FRANK E. DOWNIE and Richard Cronin
were Thursday appointed policemen on
the regular force to take place of
Michael Daly and Dan Ahem, promoted
to be detectives.
Gov. MCGILL Thursday appointed C.
L. Brown of Morris judge of the new
Sixteenth judicial district and C. W.
Sleeper, of Brainerd, judge of the
Fifteenth judicial district.
MR, M. FINNEY JOHNSON, an enter-
prising youDg railroad man of Chicago,
who has been connected with the C. B.
& Q. Ry. for over ten years and is still
with the company, is contemplatine tak
ing up his residence in St. Paul. He is
a very worthy young man and will be
an acquisition to our city.
HARRY WOODSON, the Black Diamond,
has challenged Billy Wilson, for another
fight Marquis of Queensberrv rules, for
$300 or $500 a side, and 75 per cent of
the gate receipts to the winner the
fight to take place in St. Paul three
weeks from date of signing articles with
two or four ounce gloves.
THE officers and members of the A.
M. E. church, headed by the pastor
Rev. C. S. Jacobs, are making a grand
rally to pay of the present mdebtness
and make preparation for a general re
pairing of the church. The filends of
the church are reque ted to be as liberal
as possible in their contributions.
THERE was a delightful surprise party
tendered to Miss Cora French, who has
recently returned to the city, Wednes
day night. Those present were. Misses
Blanche Parker, Minnie Scott, Dodie
Roe, Lulu Gnswold, Ollie Durant, Alice
Lawrence Messrs. C. C. Wilkins, L. F.
DeLyons, O. Howard, Chas James,
R. C. Beaumont, Thos. Bennett, W. H.
Brown, Chas. White, Chas. Bush, C. W.
Mason. The evening was passed away
with music and pleasant conversation,
and after partaking of some elegant re
freshments the partv leturned to their
A VERY pleasant surprise party was
tendered to Mr. and Mrs. David Mc
Gowan at the residence of Mrs. F. D.
Parker, 190 Martin street, Thursday
evening. The party met at the reeidence
of Mrs. W. C. Hawkins and thence to
Mrs. Parkers. Those present were.
Mr. nd Mrs. W. C. Hawkins, Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Lazenberry Mesdames
William Liggins, Frank Williams, Geo,
Duckett, Addie Hemy, Cora Jefters,
Thos. Gnswold, Anna Robinson, Martha
Black Misses Ella Smith, Dodie Roe,
Blanche and Birdie Parker, Messrs.
William Queen and J. Q. Adams.
MAYOR SMITH under 'the provisions of
tde recent acts of legislature, on last
Monday made appointments on the
police force as follows: Chief, John
Clark senior captain, John Bresette,
captains, Thomas Walsh, A. M. Lowell,
William Hanft lieutenants, I. D. Mor
gan, Dennis Murphy, William Dowlan,
Henry Bahe sergeants, Charles Roleau,
Olaf Larson, William Budy, Ernest
Boerner, John Pendy, P. L. Getchell,
Phillip Sweitzer, John TJ. Zirkelbach,
detectives, John O'Connor, chief Thos.
Kenaly, D. J. O'Connor and Dan Ahern,
Michael W. Dalv, assistants. He also
appointed the new board of public
works as follows: John C. Quinby,
Eighth ward, two years Richard L.
Gorman, Fouith ward, two years Wm.
Barrett, Third ward, one years Edward
C. Starkey, Second ward, one year.
The term of office commenced Monday.
The salarv is $3,000 a vear.
MR. J. K. HILYARD, of Ne. 468 Robert
street, had occasion to go to Minne
apolis, Tuesday night, and when cross
ing Hennepin and Second streets slipped
upon the icy crossing and fell upon his
back. A little later he was recounting
his mishap to a friend who accompanied
him, and just as he stepped upon the
pavement at the corner of the city
hall block and Nicollet avenue he fell
again, spraining his left ankle severely.
With the assistance of his friend he again
started for the depot, when he stepped
into a hole in the pavement, twisting
his already weakened ankle and snapp
ing the fibula bone. was taken to
the house of a friend, and Dr. J.
Moore was summoned, who reduced the
fracture, and he reached St. Paul with
out further mishap. Mr. Hilyard is an
oW and highly respected citizen, and
has a host of friends who sympathize
I with him in his misfortune.
Extracted from the Mine of Mis
cellaneous Matters, on our
Claim,and Assayed for
our Del vers after
Notice the Output.
i __^ __*
Mrs. Rev. Wallace Shelton, of Cin
cinnati, died last week.
Frederick L. McGhee, Esq., colored,
of Chicago, is writing a novel.
Mr. C. C. Stapp, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
has been appointed Assistant Assessor.
The colored editors of Alabama, will
hold a Press Convention, May 5th, 1887.
Mr. Frank Rector, colored, is a sales
man in a carpet house in Middleton,
With the last issue the St. Joseph
(Mo.) Mirror began the second year of
Charleston, S. has a church built
by colored people that cost seventy
A colored cabin hoy saved five lives
in the recent disaster on the Tombigbee
river in Alabama.
Messrs. George W. Cooper and Geo.
Walker, colored, have opened a real
estate office in St. Joseph, Mo.
A white girl in Kingston, Ont., has
brought suit for $1,000 damage tor breach
of promise against a colored waiter.
The Senate has confix med the nomi
nation of James M. Trotter, as Recorder
of Deeds in the District of Columbia.
Mr. J. B. Askins, of New Orleans has
been appointed to a position in the In
terior Department at Washington, D. C.
Mr. William Robinson, colored, of
Birmingham, Ala., refused $20,000 for
his house and lot in that city last week.
Mr. S. T. Watkins, colored, of Rock
Island. 111., had an income of $30,451.65
from his wood and coal business in 1886.
Selma and Mobile, Ala., boast of
colored street car drivers, and the boss
of the stables at Mobile is a colored man.
Mrs. Anna Hayter, colored, of Hamil
ton, Ohio, has recently fallen heir to
$40,000, by the death of white relatives
The "Negro American," of Birming
ham, Ala., has been enlarged to an eight
column folio, and is very much improved
Rev. James Poindexter, colored, of
Columbus, Ohio, has been appointed by
the governor, a director of the State
It is reported that Gen. Rosecrans,
Register of the Treasury will resign
shortly and that Matthews will be ap
pointed in his stead.
Mr. Joseph Houser, colored, of Cairo,
111., has been appointed to a$1,200 clerk
ship in the office of Recorder of Deeds,
of Washington, D. C.
Mr. C. Winter Wood, colored, has
been tendered a position as clerk in the
mammoth letail dry goods establish
ment of Patridge & Co., Chicago, 111.
For the first time in the history of
Bridgeton, N. J., a colored man has
been nominated for constable. His
name is Issac Saxton.
Frank Hart, the colored pedestrian,
came out second in the recent walking
match in Philadelphia and received
$4,000 as his share of the receipts.
Miss Helen D. Handy, daughter of
Rey. James A. Handy, has been ap
pointed to the position of copyist in the
office of the Recorder of Deeds, at
Mr. Wiltshire Payne who was refused
admittance to the Young Men's Insti
tute, of New York, on account of his
color, a short white ago, has been ad
mitted to the Christian Association.
Mr. E. E. Cooper, editor of the In
dianapolis World, who was charged
with robbing the mails,because he
was coloredhs.d his final trial in
Louisville, Ky., recently and was ac
Mr. John Thomas, a wealthy colored
farmer near Vincennes, Ind., met with
a severe loss last Saturday morning, his
barn was struck by lightning and was
totally destroyed, with five horses a
large quantity of wheat, corn and oats.
Mrs. Evaline Howard, colored, of Bel
videre, N. J., a soldier's widow, has re
ceived a check from the United States
Government for $3,800, back pay and
pension for her dead husband, who
served during the war in a Pennsylvania
regiment and died of his wounds'
Reunno Caulker, a full-blooded, jet
black African Prince, who recently
married Ella Shaffer, a colored girl of
Dayton, O., has sailed for the west coast
of Africa. He has been six years in this
country, has learned the trade of print
ing, and entered the ministry, and goes
out as a missionary under the auspices
of the United Brethren Church. His
father is King of Sherbio, a country
near Sierra Leone about twice as large
as the State ef Minnesota^
Beds and Blues.
The members of Pilgrim Baptist
Church intend to have a novel contest
in the new church edifice next Thurs
day night to which all the friends of the
church are invited. There is to be a
grand contest between the Reds and the
Blues, and a great time is expected.
This is something new under the Bun, be
on hand and see for yourself. Remem
ber Thursday, March 17th, St. Patricks
day, in the evening at 8 o'clock. Ad
1 mission only tan cente,