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VOL. II.-NO: 42
WESTERN APPEAL.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
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AVH.TrtiGGS.Orrington-ave,EvanstoD,IU
We recently referred to the case of
Mr E E Cooper, of the Indianapolis
World who was acquitted of the charges
of dishonesty in Louisville, Ky., and
now comes the information that Mr.
William Bullitt who was arrested about
the same time on a similar charge has
also beer acquitted.
Before their ai rests Mr. Cooper was a
chief clerk the Railway Mail Service
liaving been promoted for merit, and
Mr Bullitt was janitor and assistant
stamping clerk in the post office at
Louisville, and had passed tne civil ser
vice examination and stood in line for
promotion. Both of these men were
arrested and put to considerable trouble
-and expense, to say nothing of the dis
grace heaped upon them, purelv on the
grounds of color prejudice, as it has be
proven they weie innocent of the
chaiges brought against them.
They both weie disctrrged from the
service, placed in jail and suffered bodily
and mental hardships, which can never
be offset in any way. But we would
like to ask ifsince both have been ac
quitted of the charges brought against
themthey should not be re-enstated in
their old positions, to serve until their
is some just cause to discharge them
We would not object to their discharge
on political grounds, as we believe, "to
the victois belong the spoils," but think
it very despicable, that such inhuman
means should not only cover them with
agnommy and disgrace which a simple
acquittal can not wipe away, but should
rob them of their positions which both
filled with great credit. And all be
cause God chose that they should have
a visible admixture of African blood in
their composition. They ought to be
re-enstated if they are to be vindicated.
James M. fiottei, the new colored
Re oider of Deeds at Washington, used
to brush coats and shine shoes at the
barber-shop of the old Gilt House
this city Courier-Journal.
We don't know why our esteemed
contemporary publishes this fact but
we are not sorry, as it stands as a monu
ment of evidence of our possibilities
and capabilities. It is no small thing
for an individual to rise from theso
considered by some peoplelow, de
graded, menial position of porter in a
barber shop, to an office of trust and
emolument which was deemed of suffi
cient importance to be an honor for
Frederick Douglass to fill, and is by long
odds the best paying position, ever be
stowed upon a colored citizen in this
grateful Republic.
Let the fact that Mr. Trotter began
life in so lowly a position and climbed
to the highest held by any colored man,
at the present time, in this country, act
as an incentive to our young men who
are just entering the battle of life and
inspire them to aim high.
We represent nearly one seventh of
the population in America and are in
creasing in a wonderful ratio and it is
daily becoming more evident that we
nave claims that can not be ignored.^
The conductors on the Pullman*
^sleepers have had their salaries increa
sed. Sir George ought to begin a grade
^wer and raise the porters' salaries, so
d&:
i
j$?jf 1&-W fOr* 1^WS
that passengers will not be called upon
to fee them continually. It's a nuisance.
Pioneer Press.
We agree with the Press, porters at
$15 and conductors at $75 does'nt look
fair, and it robs the pcor porters of con
siderable of their manhood to have to
stand all sorts of insults from country
boors and ill-bred people for fear of
losing a "tip." For a corporation which
at last accounts had $10,000,000 over
what the law allowed it to pay out in
diyidends, to refuse to pay the very
men who do most toward making the
sleeping car system a success, decent
wages, is a burning shame. Now if the
wages paid to porters and conductors
were reversed, the pay in porportion to
labor performed would be more equally
adjusted.
The New York Sun says the president
is after the colored mugwump vote. If
the Sun has ever seen a colored mug
wump, it should certainly print a good
portrait of him in its next issue.Pio
neer Press.
Our neighbor, evidently, does not be
lieve there are any colored mugwumps
in which belief we area sharer. A few,
a very few, of our alleged politicians
have been dubbed Negro-wumps
whatever that means. They are usually
men who vent private spleen and think
they are doing yeoman service for their
people. They are victims to a combi
nation of Ego and sour grapes, and are
more to be pittied than blamed.
If the president is fishing for this class
of voters he will not have much trouble
to catch the few there are in existence,
provided he uses the earth for bait.
The President who is constantly sur
prising the Democrats, has given them
another one by appointing C. H. J. Tay
lor, of Kansas, minister resident and
consul general to Liberia. Taylor is an
alleged democrat and is described as fat,
unctuous, black, with abundance of
self-esteem, some education and ability.
We hope he will fill the bill, to the satis
faction of all parties concerned.
Ihe new minister is thirty-two years
old, was born in Alabama and studied
law at Qberlin, Ohio.
The County Clerk at Chicago has re
turned the alleged marriage certificate
of Nina Van Zandt and the anarchist
Spies, to the Justice who claimed to
have performed the ceremony by proxy
which, certainly,was the proper thing to
do. Though the cranky young woman
is not married, she succeeded in carry
ing out a portion of her desires for
noteriety. We hope she will now give
us a rest, at least, until she is made a
widow by proxy by the hanging of
Spies.
Within the last few days, over one
thousand of the leading women of
Leavenworth,Kan., haye registered, and
will vote under the recent law granting
municipal suffrage to women, and it is
safe to bet that the officers elected will
be of a better quality than heretofore.
One of the things the APPEAL would
like to know the true inwardness of, is
why did our Senators Sabin and Palmer
vote against the confirmation of Recor
der, Trotter?
Pass it Along.
Miss Cora Turner, an accomplished
young lady of Cincinnati, has entered
the journalistic and typographical field,
on the staff of the American Catholic
Tribune. We cheerful extend our J8&*\
Indianapolis World.
She can clip this with our approval.
Detroit Plaindealer.
This case, is without j|, as no other
young colored lady holds alike position
on a Catholic newspaper.Catholic Tri
bune.
She seems to be a of the greatest
magnitude, and we would be pleased to
have her fotype for our gallery. Can
the press stand any more.Indianapolis
World.
Miss Turner is our typical girl of the
and we will add by way of that she is
just such a girl as, were we a single man,
we should be buzzing around for a
chance to pop the to.Gate City Press.
We known the young lady to be a
charming ing girl, such as any man
would 0, and like to em and besides,
she is the fortunate possessor ofagof
land and is not given to
Wanted.
Any one wishing the services of a
young man about 17 years of age who
can make himself generally useful about
a house, should address Israel Putnam,
at Clarendon Hotel barbershop.
#y Notice.!
Mr. Jas. A. Ross has been duly author
ized to act as agent for the WESTERN
APPEAL in Minneapolis. News, sub
scriptions or advertisements forwarded
to him at No. 224, Hennipin avenue,
will receive prompt attention.
^flf KNOTS.
Matrimonial,Tied with the Ton
grue hut which cannot he Un
done with tt.e Teetlu
Seekers after Wedded Bliss.
Mr. Norman Davis and Annie Cousins
of Niles, Michi
Mr. J. Guthrie and Miss Carrie Fitch,
of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Mr. Joseph B. Young and Miss Anna
Holt, of Newark, N. J.
Mr. John B. Ferrell and Miss Sarah
J. Mercer, of New York.
Mrs. Alex. Bundy and Miss Katie
Sides, of Baltimore, Md. ^_
Mr. Nelson Blaekwell and Lillie Ste
wart, of Champaign, 111.
Mr. T. M. Hill, and Miss Maria E.
Yeiser, of Frankfort, Ky.
Mr. Robt. Fisher and Miss Mattie
Moore, of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Andrew Jackson and Miss Lizzie
Smith, of Baltimore, Md.
Mr. Jesse Carter and Miss Ella An
drew, of Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Mr. W. ,'A. Gibbsand Miss Mary L.
Thomas, of Baltimore, Md.
Mr. John S. Rogers and Mrs. Lottie
M. Briscoe, of Philadelphia.
Mr. Willis W. Wines and Miss Annie
E. Turner, of Richmond, Va.
Mr. A. F. Booker and Miss S. E.
Roberts, of New Haven, Conn.
Mr. Henry C. Junes and Miss Martha
Glenford, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Robert W. Tyler and Miss Mattie
E. Jackson, of Richmond, Va.
Mr. James Berry and Miss Susie
Johnson, of Washington, D. C.
Mr. James Morgan and Mrs. Mattie
B. Singleton, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. John W. Washington and Miss
Sarah Burley, of Pittsburgh, Pa
Mr. John S Wright and Miss Mary E.
Richmond, of Bordintown, N. J.
Rev. B. J. Davis and Miss Nellie
Wakefield, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. James W. Johnson and Miss
Susie Scott, of Washington, D. C,
Mr. Horace A. B. Johnson and Miss
Gertrude U. Ross, of New Haven, Conn.
Mr. W. H. Lilley, of Cleveland, Ohio,
and Miss Rebecca Freeman, of Cedar
Run, Mich.
Mr. George Hammond, of Terre
Haute, and Miss Anna Kirkman, of
Indianapolis, Ind.
Minneapolis.
Miss Lizzie Geddy, of St. Paul, was in
the city Thursday.
Mr. Thomas Howard, of Chicago, is in
the city on business.
Messrs. John L. Neal and Will Turner
visited St. Paul, Tuesday.
Lawrence Barrett will appear at the
Grand all next week in his new play
"Rienze."
Tributes to the memory of the late
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher were pro
nounced in most of the churches last
Sunday.
The saloons were all closed last Sun
day for the first time in years, and the
city had the appearance of a respectable
place of abode.
Mr. J. C. Cox had a grand opening
Friday night and was a success, and the
bar receipts ran high. Mr.Cox.is former
ly from Omaha, and has invested in
business and newly refitted Mr.
TomMagazine
Shaw's old place. We wish him success
in his new undertaking.
George went to see his best girl a few
nights since, and his face was so wreath
ed with smiles that Sallie asked, "What
is the matter He replied, "I went to
J. P. Ball's photographic gallery, 221
Nicollet avenue, to-day, and had the
finest pictures I eyer saw of myself,
taken by him. Mr. Ball certainly un
derstands his business, and his prices
are as low as the lowest, although he
does only first-class work. You must
go with me to-morrow and have some
taken, will you?" "Will I?" "Well,
wont I!" "Yes, Georgie darling, I'll
go, and E think you are just too awfully
nice to ask me to do so all the girls are
just raving over Ball's artistic pictures,
and I do so wish to have him take mine."
"We'll go to-morrow sure."
A mass meeting of the colored citizens
was held at 110 Washington avenue
south, Wednesday night, which was
quite largely attended. Mr. A. G. Plum
mer was elected chairman and Mr. J. A.
Ross, secretary. Mr. H. W. B. Greer
stated the object of the organization, as
follows: It is to show the people that the
colored citizens are fre* and indepen
dent voters and will favor the party that
most honors them. As they are voters
they are entitled to some sort of repre
sentation either by election or appoint
ment in the municipal government, and
for this they propose to strive in the
coming campaign. It was proposed to
decide on the spot the offices wanted,
and those who should fill them, but
after a-lengthy discussion this was re
served for a meeting to be held in two
weeks. A number of speeches were
made by gentlemen present, some of
which were quite mugwumpish in tone.
The Republican City Committee held
a meeting Tuesday night and decided to
hold the city convention Tuesday, March
29th. The caucuses are to be held Sat
urday, March 26th, at 8 p.m. *r
The redistricting of the city madiljome
An Organ in the Interest of the Colored People of the Northwest.
^4sr^...#'*i^ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS! MINN., MARCHtl9, 1887.
Louisville, Ky
Mr. John Jones, of Chicago, was in
our city last week.
Miss Katie Payne, a very popular
young lady, left Monday for along stay
in Savannah, Ga.
The Board of Trustees of Public
Schools have agreed to abandon the
Lafayette-street school and erect anew
twelve-room building, in the East end,
costing $15,000.
Lately there has been considerable
interest manifested in religious ci 1 cles,
and several have professed religion,
among whom are: Mr. and Mrs. D. H.
Wilds, Lem Duncan and Lewis Schaffer.
Lent has-interfered materially with
social enjoyment since a few of the
would-be-leaders have become Episco
paliansfor policyand think obeying
church rules will take them to heaven.
A class will be confirmed Easter.
Mrs. Bunch, of Grayson street, is
quite ill, as also are Mrs. Thomas, of
street, and her daughter, rs.
Mary Ferguson. The latter is suffering
from a complication of diseses among
which is alapecia areata, a rare malady
and one which has been little heard of
in this city.
A reading circle entitled the "Pearl
Divers" has been organized and com
prises within its membership: Misses
Maria Cox, Julia and Lulu Bookei, Lou
Minor, Gertie Caldwell, Sarah Evans,
Mary Robinson Messrs. Horace Conrad,
John Steele, John and Earnest Martin.
They meet Tuesday evenings.
Kvanston, HI.
Prof. J. D. Parker was in Chicago,
Sunday.
Miss J. Waring returned home Mon
day after a short visit.
Mrs. J. H. Jackson was Chicago
last week on business for her husband.
Mr. W. F. Garnett has resumed his
former position as head waiter at the
Avenue House, *fa^h-'iV*
Mrs. M. Criss, with the ample assis
tance of Miss Thomas, is doing a
good restaurant business.
Miss Mattie Taylor, of London^ Ont./
is spending a few weeks here with her
relatives, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Taylor.
Mr. Ed. Lang's residence is under
going repairs, under the supervision of
our eolored carpenter, Mr. J. Blaekwell.
Rev. J. S. Woods has returned home
from his trip to St. Paul and Minne
apolis, and gives a glowing report
of the Twin Cities.
SKS5
Messrs. B. Presleyf""T. Cannon, B.
Johnson and L. Dickson have recently
received emplovment in the factory of
Jas. b. Kirk & Co., Chicago. l||
Invitations are out for the wedding of
Mr. D. F. Clark and MissGertie Richard
son, at Chicago, March 23rd, 1887. Rev.
J. S. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Snow
den, Miss Emma Richardson, Mr. P.
Hill and others anticipate attending.
representation
of one dele-
in Repqbli
fall
changes in the number
which was fixed on a bi
gate to every sixty
votes cast for governor
3sS8 THE APPORTIO:
-*Tne following showi
!NTp%
Ifche apportion-
HfJJS^naent as figured:
First WardOne
the six precincts.
Second WardFirst
5 Third, 6. 1
Third WardFirst preflnct, 1 Second,
3 Third, 4 Fourth, 4 Ffth, 4 Sixth, 5.
Fourth WardFirst precinct, 2 Sec
ond, 5 Third, 4 Fourth 7 Fifth, 12
Sixth, 4 Seventh, 2.
Fifth WardFirst precinct, 4 Second,
8 Third, 5 Fourth, 7 Fifth, 6 Sixth, 5
eeventn, ^-k^ssa^m ,-SSMJ T^
Sixth WardFirst precinct, 2 Second,
3 Third, 3 Fourth 2 Fh 2 Sixth, 2.
Seventh. Ward^FiratTSreeinct, 7 Sec
ond, 3 Third, 2.
Eighth WardFirst precinct, 7 Sec
ond, 4 Third, 3 Fourth, 4.
Ninth WardFirst precinct, 3 Second,
2 Third, 1 Fourth, 3 Fifth 1.
Tenth WardFirst precinct, 2 Second
3.
Eleventh WardFirst precinct, 4
Second, 4 Third, 4 Fourth, 5 Fifth, 2.
Twelfth WardThree for the ward.
Thirteenth WardTwo for the ward.
This gives a convention of 199 dele
gates, which will be the largest city con
vention ever called.
ate for each of
einct4 Second
NEW WARD COMMITTEES APPOINTED.
The committee, before adjourning, ap
pointed committee for the new wards as
follows:
First WardJoseph Ellis, John Ma
honey, G. W. Backus.
Third WardGeorge Baxter, J. J.
Getchell, W. G. Nye.
Ninth WardK. F. Comstock, C. W.
Lunquist, George Frost.
Tenth WardJ. J. Duncan, George
Wall, Carman N. Smith.
Eleventh WardW. K. Hicks. J.
Muldoon, Andrew Tollefson.
Twelfth WardH. B. Cramer, J. P.
Nichols, Ira A. Newell.
Thirteenth Ward Chris Garbey,
George Warren, M. L. Kiggins.
The work of the convention will be
comparatively light as the terms of the
general city officers have been extended
by the legislature. Its chief business
will be to nominate candidates for the
park commissionerships, and for posit
ions on the school board, and to select a
city committee for the coming year.
Alter this programme has been carried
out the convention will separate into
ward caucuses for the nomination of
aldermen.
ifiiifflWf,rti^il
fj&hJfri
mTOURS
Taken for Business and Pleasure
the People one Reacted
i-X ^&$~*J&r Ahout&T
Spring Movements. l*i^
"^liss Mamie Carteryof Piqua, is visit
ing Troy, Ohio.
Miss Jessie Joseph, of New York, is
visiting Syracuse.
Miss Rebecca Dupee, of Indianapol'ss,
is visiting Chicago. Z^
MR. CICERO HUNTER, of Indianapolis,
Ind is in the city.
Miss MATTIE WINBORN, of Detroit
Mich,, is visiting the city.
MRS. LIZZIE TALBERT has returned
from her extended visit to Baltimore,
Md.
MR. W. E. HOWARD and Miss Maria
Cokelia were joined in matrimony, Wed
nesday.
MR. AND MRS. M. D. PETTIS took a fly
ing trip to Chicago last week and re
turned Tuesday.
MESSRS. C. E. MITCHELL and W. W
McCoy, of Omaha, Neb., are expected
in the city next week.
THE picturesque beauty of the ruins of
our ice palace is one of the principal at
tractions for strangers in our citv.
HON. C. D. KERR, was elected presi
dent of the city council Tuesday night.
The most interesting fact in the case is
that he is a Republican.
AT a number of the churches through
out the city last Sunday, the ministers
paid glowing tributes to the memory of
the late ejiinent divine Rev. H. W.
Beecher.
MAYOR SMITH has appointed John
Patterson to the police force for duty at
the municipal court. He will fill the
vacancy occasioned by the promotion of
H. W. Clouse.
Gov. MCGILL, Tuesday, made the ap
pointment of William Lewis Kelly as
additional judge in Ramsey county and
Col. Henry G. Hicks as additional judge
for Hennepin county.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY was celebrated in a
very pleasant and orderly manner,
Thursday. There was a grand street
parade during the day and numerous
balls and entertainments at night.
WANTEDA good girl, from 13 to 15
years of age, to assist in doing the work
for a family of two persons. Apply at
once with good recommendation, to
Mrs. D. E. Roselle, No. 45 Dale, corner
of Holly.
UNDER an act passed by the late legis
lature women are allowed to become
notaries public. Wednesday the first
commission to a woman was issued, it
being to Mrs. Hicks, wife of the recently
appointed Judge Hicks, of Minneapolis.
THE Homeopathic Hospital of St. Paul
has been duly organized. The following
officers were unanimously elected. Pre
sident, Hon. William R. Marshall vice
president, D. D.Merrill,Esq. secretary
Rev. E. C. Mitchell treasurer, Peter
Berkey, Esq.
THE Red and Blue contest at Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Thursday night, proved
to be a very enjoyable affair, and those
who failed to attend missed a treat.
The committees who had charge of the
entertainment deserve much praise for
the admirable manner in which it was
conducted^A.^\S?-" Z^Zf'^ TV
WHEN any of our readers in this city
contemplate having anv photographs
taken, they will do well to visit the
gallery of J. P, Ball, 221 Nicollet avenue,
Minneapolis. He is one of the oldest
and he photographers in the North
west, and is the only colored man in the
business. His rates are as low as the
lowest for strictly first-class work.
BiUiY WILSON and Woodson, the Black
Diamond, have signed articles of agae
ment fer a fifteen-round hard-glove con
test at the Exposition rink, to take
place on Monday^ March 28, for $500 a
4R r^-g^fe.*ijfcvr Sfi&c^fc'fc^,,,
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Mr. Amos Wade, of St. Louis, Mo., is
visiting Chicago, III.
Mrs. Julia Rice, ofCincinnati, Ohio, is
^visiting Frankfort, Ky.^.^^^^
Miss Gertie Knott, of Boston, is visit
ing Worchester, Mass.
Rev. Geo. W. Dupee,"of Paducah, Ky.
is visiting Chicago, 111.
MissAllie Tibbs, of Circleville, Ohio,
is visiting Stanford, Ky.
Miss Lillie Dixon, of Indianapolis, is
visiting Noblesville, Ind.
Miss Addie Jaynes, of Marysville, is
visiting Deleware, Ohio.
Miss Emma Philps, of Avondale, is
visiting Hamilton, Ohio.
Mr. C. W.Hines, of Louisville, Ky.,
i visiting Baltimore, Md.
Miss Myra Barney, of Dublin, Ind.,
is visiting Crawfordsville.
Miss Carrie Datson, ofYellow Springs,
is visiting Cincinnati, Ohio.
Miss Mollie Wilkinson, of Indianapo
lis, Ind., is visiting Chicago.
Miss Mary Graham, ofAllegheny Citv,
Pa., is visiting Mt. Pleasant.
Miss Sallie Canady, of Homer, 111., is
visiting Crawfordsville, Ind.
Miss Annie Kirkman, of Indianapolis,
Ind., is visiting Terre Haute,
Prof. W. J. Simmons, of Louisville,
Ky., is visiting Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Booker, of New
Haven, Conn., are visiting New York.
Locals.
sideV* They have each posted $150 with
Harry Harden, and the other $350 will
be put up before the fight. They will
use the hardest gloves the law will
allow. ^W^M^f fV^r*^
THE Doardof directors of the St. Paul
Street Railway company held a meeting
Thursday, and elected the following
officers: Thomas Lowry, president D.
P. Wilson, vice-president, vice Good
rich, resigned W.R.Merriam.treasurer
J, H. Randall, secretary. Messrs. Lowry,
Wilson and D. C. Shepard were appoint
ed a committee to let the contract for
the Selby avenue cble line at any time
in their discretion.
THE Mite Society, an organization
composed of ladies and gentlemen has
been formed in Pilgrim Baptist Church.
The object of the society is to secure
money enough to carpet the main
auditorium of the church by the time it
is completed and also, for other furnish
ing and decorating purpose. Any
friend of the church can become a mem
ber of the society upon proper appli
ation. The society meets every Mon
day night in the basement of the church.
FRIDAY night of last week a reception
was given in honor of Mrs. D. McGowan
of Chicago, Mrs. G. W. White, of Lead
ville, Col., and Mrs. M. J. Brown, of
Waukesha, Wis., by Rev. C. S. Jacobs
and Mrs. F. "O. Parker at the residence
of the latter. Those present were- Mr.
and Mis. D. McGowan, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. White, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hickman,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lyles, Mr. and Mrs.
W H. Clay, Mesdames M, J. Brown,
Allen French, Margaret Epps, James
Bannister, A. Russell, W. H. Parker,
M, E.Parker Misses Ella Smith, Bertha
Heathcock, Cora and Florence French,
Blanch and Bndie Parker, Lulu and
Nellie Griswold, Messrs George Harn
Bon, L. F. DeLyons, R. C. Beaumont,
Chas. James, Davie McGowan and J. Q.
Adams. The evening was v&rv pleasant
ly spent, music, singing, conversation
and refreshments forming the program.
Mr. arid Mrs. McGowan left for their
home Saturday.
Selika Social Club.
The life of a soldier is a tedious one
time of peace, audit taxes their ingen
uity to the utmost to while away the
houis that hang heavily on their bands
and asuredly,those who had the privilege
ofattend
ng the inaugural soiree of the
Selika Social Club last Tuesday night,
have reason to feel grateful to the club
for arousing them from their lethargy
in so delightful a manner.
The club is composed of members of
I company of the 25th TJ. S. Infantry,
stationed at Fort Snelling. The officers
of the club are T. Kellum. president, J.
Howard, vice-president, J. Hill, rec
secretarv T. Oden, cor.-secretary, J.
Harrison, treasurer, and they proved
themselves to be as good officers in the
social field s upon the parade ground.
The APPEAL had been honored with
an invitation and its representative was
among the first to report at the Fort,
and with Sergt. Kellum as an escort
visited the points ot interest within the
boundaries of that historical place.
He found everythmsf characterized by
the good order and/air of cleanliness
and neatness whicb/Tollows the disciphn
of the army. The hall upon the grounds
under the management of the following
committee of arrangements T. Dor
sey, N. Cothran, J. Branson, J. Jones
and W. Cook, was most tastefully and
beautifully decorated with bunting, ever
greens, Chinese lanterns, etc. The grand
march began promptly at nine o'clock,
and fifty couples performed most beauti
ful and intricate evolutions to the music
furnished by seven members of the
famous "Snelling Band," and certainly
the stars in the immense national flags,
which were so artisticaly draped upon
the walls, never looked down on a fairer
scene.
The "boys in blue" were in "full
dress" and their handsome suits and
soldierly bearing contrasted most pleas
ingly with the superbly elegant toiletts
of the tiandsome and gi aceful ladies up
on their arms. When the march ended
the sweet strains of a Strauss waltz was
wafted upon the air, and the merry
couples began to tread the light fantas
tic, and the ball was opened.
The programme of sixteen dances was
gone through with, to the satisfaction of
all, and then they inarciied to the
spacious dining hall of the company
where along table extending the entire
length of the hall was abundantly laden
with an elegant repast comprising rare
specimens of culinary art and toothsome
confections of all kinds. When the
guests were seated Messenger George
H. Woodson arose and in a short but
elegantly worded address welcomed
them to the festive board. A general
charge was then begun upon the refresh
ments in which all took an active part
there were no skulkers nor deserters and
the sorties were made so constantly and
with such good effect, that all were soon
able to say: "We nave met the enemy
and we are theirs."
After supper those who had come
from the Twin Cities in vehicles returned
to their homes, and those who had come
on the trains were provided for in the
quarters and were soon in the arms of
Morpheus.
Taken as a whole, the occasion was
the most recherche one ever known at
the Fort. The commanding officers with
their ladies graced the dancing hall with
their presence for an hour or more, and
seemed to enjoy themselves as well as
the more active participants. The affair
was admirably conducted in every par
ticular and will be long remembered by
those who were present. IPft
etna
11.50 PER YEAR.
NEWS NUGGETS.
Extracted from the Mine of Mis
cellaneous Matters, on our
Claim,and Assayed for *g
our Delves after
Knowledge.-,
Notice the Output.
Mr. John Duling, colored, of Cadiz,
Ohio, is foreman at the gas works.
Ex-Governor Pinchback made his
maiden speech as a lawyer last week.
There are three colored members in
the Salvation Army of Massilon, Ohio.
Topeka, Kan., has a Steam Heating
Company composed entirely of colored
men.
The Herald, is the titleof a newspaper
just started by colored men in Lexing
ton, Ky.
Mr. J. H. Lewis, colored, a merchant
tailor of Boston, Mass., does a business
of $150,000 per year.
The report that Mrs. John R. Lvnch
ia dead, is false, she is alive and well in
Washington City, D. C.
R. S. Smith, Esq., colored, was last
week admitted to practice in the Sup
reme Court of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Granville Googens, colored, of
Allegheny City, Pa., has been appointed
to a clerkship in the office of the city
Treasurer.
Miss Hattie L. Smith, a highly edu
cated young lady of Boston, Mass., has
been chosen as a teacher in Zion Wasley
College, Salisbury, N. C.
During the recent tour of Dr. Samuel
E. Count Cook, of Washington, D. C, in
Europe, he was elected a Fellow of
the British Gynaecological Society.
Seven hundred colored men have
bought building lots in the Sixth District
of Louisiana during the past year, and
many of them have also built nice houses.
Mr A. Clark, editor and proprietor of
the Chicago Conservator, with the last
issue of the paper transferred his in
terest in the same to the Conservator
Company.
The "Roval Banner," of "Union City,
Tennessee, gives the names of 71 colored
families, whose real and personal pro
perty is valued at $75,000 The popu
lation of the said city is 5,000, 800 of
which are colored.
Mr. John W. Hargo, has entered suits
against two keepers of restaurants in
Cincinnati who refused to serve him on
account of color. Mr. John M. Queen
has brough a similar suit against a saloon
keeper in Springfield, Ohio.
Eight colored men were drawn as
jurors in the United States District
Court at New Orleans last week, as fol
lows. Edward P. Cleary, Robert J.
Estes, Paul Bruce, Alexander Phcqu\
Emile Trepagnier, Peter Joseph, G. W.
Littlejohn and Harvey Cyrus.
Jo Ji!i
Mr
Seaton, colored, porter
for thfl-^quitable Life Insurance Com
pany in New York, is 6 feet 6 inches
high, and is a magnificent specimen of
physical manhood. He is from Virginia,
and was for along time on the Capitol
police force in Washington. He receives
a salary of $2,200 a year.
Delegates representing Pittsburg, Lou
isville, New York, Philadelphia, Boston
and Baltimore met in Baltimore, Md.,
Mondav, and adopted a constitution to
govern a national league of co ored base
ball players. The six (ities represented
will each have a club, and two more may
be added. A $50 guarantee to visiting
clubs was agreed to, and a schedule was
agreed upon.
St. Louis* Mo.
An organization was recently effected
bv several educational people of our
city. The name of the body is the Re
view Club. Its object is to meet weekly
and discuss the current articles in the
North American Review. H. Inge and
F. W. Mackey are president and secre
tary respectively. At no very distant
day the numerous readers and admirers
of the WESTERN APPEAL will be furnished
a detailed statement as to this organi
naiion.
The Idle Hour Society is one of our
leading literary societies. It was estab
lished two or three months age. It
meets weekly. Mrs. Susan P. Vasbon
is the president A. J. Gossin, secretary.
Among the prominent members are
Mrs. C. Helms, Mrs. S. D. Brown,
Mrs. J. W. Grant Misses Colder, Vashon,
Whyte, Coleman and Messrs. Williams
Vashon, Grant and Jones.
Much interest has been manifested
this winter in temperance work among
all classes of St. Louisans. Many of our
best colored ladies are engaged in thig
movement and much good has certain
ly followed as a result of their efforts.
Dr. J.T. Whitson, the editor of the
American Catholic Tribune, is in the
city. He is here in the interest of his
paper.
AN adjourned meeting of the city bar-
bers, held Thursday evening, effected a
permanent organization. The secretary
reported something over $100 collected
to prosecute violators of the Sunday law.
T. H. Lyles read the constitution and
by-law drafted by the special committee
appointed for that purpose, and the
organization was formally inducted into
the National Barbers' Protective Associ
ation. The following ofticers were
elected: President, A. Chrj'st vice
president, A. H. Schnltz secretary, B,
F. Felix treasurer, G. W. PatwehV
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