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One of the big attractions which will
Bhortly draw large and admiring throngs
to our city is the Minnesota state fair
which begins on Tuesday, September
9th and continues until the 17th. Hith
erto the fair has been one of the fea
tures to whicn the people looked for
ward with great expectations and
backward with pardonable pride, and
from the present indications, the coming
fair is to excell all former ones in point
of special attractions. The liberal
premium list which is offered has at
tracted the very best agricultural ex
hibits, and there is a certainty that the
gathering of thoroughbred cattle and
stock will be the largest and finest ever
seen in the Northwest. The races will
be one of the most attiactive features to
lovers of such sport and in addition to
the large list which has already been
published the management has added a
special running race for Minnesota, St.
Paul and Minneapolis days for a $500
cup each day. For the lovers of music
there will be a grand state band tourna
ment Wednesday the 14th, competition
open to all bands outside the Twin
Cities. With fair weather we predict
that larger crowds will be gathered on
the beautiful grounds of the association
than evei before. There is always very
much to be learned bv attending on
such occasions to say nothing about the
great pleasure to be derived by viewing
the various curious, useful and beauti
ful exhibits. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to everybody to come to the
People who go to the Minnesota State
Fair this year will find plenty of amuse
ments outside of those on the fair
grounds. The Giand opera houses at
St. Paul and Minneapolis are open for
-the season and will present unusually
fine lists of attraction during fair week.
The Battle of Atlanta Panorama at
Minneapolis and the Battle of Gettys
burg Cyclorama at St. Paul will both be
accessible every night. The great Ex
position will be open at that time and
there will be a series of autumn carni
val concerts in the St. Paul parks, be
sides a host of other evening attractions
both cities. The streets of St. Paul
and Minneapolis will be illuminated in
the same gorgeous manner that gave
these cities a world-wide reputation
during the State Fair and Ice Carnival
last vear. In addition to the miles ot
waving lines of light along the streets,
the brilliantly illuminated arches and
pyramids, there will be a magnificent
display of fireworks, and the twin cities
will be the scenes of two grand after
harvest carnivals every evening during
the fair, s* ^X*^^^
Senator Beck, of Kentucky, was dined
and wined in our city last Tuesday. It
is thought that the Senator has the Vice
Presidential bee buzzing in his bonnet
and, the Democrats might go farther
and fare worse. We have no particu
lar interest in in the aspirations of
the Senator, although we are a native
Kentuckian, and have a certain kind
of interest in Kentucky in general.
His presence in our city lecalls the fol
lowing story which is credited to him.
Speaking one day recentlyhe said:
"My vote don't count for much down
in Kentucky, since the day Negro suf
frage became an assured fact. There's
an old darkey down there who offsets
my vote every time. He was once a
slave in my family, but he can never be
won over to the side of Democracy, Qn
election day he never votes until he is
made aware that I have put in my ballot
then he hands in the opposite ticket
and goes off into a crowd of blacks and
whites, chuckling: 'I done kill Massa
Beck's vote dat time, suah.' i
There are two points which we wish
to call the particular attention of the
politicians to one is, that this "old
darkey"as Senator Beck derisively
calls himis the equal of a United States
Senator in a fair election, and his vote
is worth just as much the other is that
the "old darkey," and the majority of
his black brothers have instinct enough
we would not dare to credit it to human
reason, in an "old darkey"to know
that they are voting just right when
they vote the opposite ticket to the one
voted by those who once held them in
slavery. It would be very well indeed,
too, for Republicans to remember, that,
as a rule, that every black mans vote
kills a Democrats, and to ask them
selves if they fully reward their black
brothers for their fealty to the Repub
Next Wednesday the great hive of in
dustry which was put in operation in our
sister city will again open its doors to
the teeming thousands who are waiting
with eager expectancy for the great
event. The exposition was visited by
nearly four hundred thousand people
last year, when it was in its infancy but,
profiting by the experience of last year,
the attractions will surpass those of last
year very much. Every foot of space
is taken and the art gallery is filled with
art treasures from master hands. The
"special davs" which proved to be so
enjoyable last year will be a great fea
ture this year and among them the
management has set apart the twenty
second of September as "Colored Peo
ples Dav." It must not be understood
that there is any prejudice or ostacism
at all in this matter as colored people
as well as any class of people are wel
come and invited to be present any and
every day, but on this day the program
will be furnished by talent selected
from among the colored peop e, and if
possible, one of our representative men
with a national reputation will be se
cured to deliver an address. We should
feel an interest everything that tends
towards the upbuilding and material
improvement of the great Northwest,
therefore since the management has
seen fit to devote a day t us, let us
show our appreciation by a liberal at
tendance on that day. The program of
the day will be under the control of a
local committee composed of gentlemen
from St. Paul and Minneapols who will
endeavor to make the day a credit to
the people they represent.
There was an excursion from Louis
ville, Ky., to Chicago, 111., this week,
and the color line was drawn in the op
posite direction from that which is
usually the case. According to the adver
tisements, tickets were not to be sold to
an but colored persons. As the round
trip fare was only $6 quite a number of
whites passed for colored people so as
to get the advantage of the low rate.
From our exchanges this week we
learn of two instances where respecta
ble colored ladies have been ejected
from first class cars on southern rail
roads and compelled to ride in the
smoker. We thought Anglo Saxons
held themselves up as paragons
chivalrywe were deluded. &$ %Z\.
With the last issue the Cleveland Ga
zette entered upon its fifth year. Edi
tor Smith has worked bard and success
has crowned his efforts.. He has a good
readable paper and we hope his success
in the future may equal his most san
The political guillotine has been fresh
ly ground and a number of heads will
fall in the basket from the pension de
partment at Washington shortly. Eightt
ty-eight is very close at hand and^ all
Republicans must be gotten out of the
We welcome to our sanctum the Pine
Bluff (Ark.,) Republican. ^The Repub
lican takes the place of the Southwest
ern Review and is a decided improve
ment upon it. We wish it every
The Wichita Globe is the title of one
of the new exchanges that have reached
us this week. The Globe presents a fine
appearance and has a good field to re
volve in and we hope will dogood work.
The Baltimore Director enteredTtpdn
its third year with the last issue. The
Director is doing a good work and we
hope will live long and prosper.
The Garden CityDone up
Doings of a Week.
Mr. Ed. Green, is visiting New York.
Mr. Jasper Taylor, is visiting Cincin
Mrs. Lizzie Thomas is visiting in
Frankfort, Ky. r&$
Miss Annie M. Hilfnas returned from
Miss Maggie Higgins has returned to
her home in Freehold, N. J.
C. A. Johnson, editor of the British
Lion, Hamilton, Ont., is in the city.
Mr. Wm. Wharton has returned from
Old Point Comfort-much improved.
Harsh & Taylor are the lead when
it comes to furnishing first-class "wet
goods." No. 434 State.
Mr. Scott was shot and fatally wound
ed by his wife* on Tuesday. Family
troubles said to be the cause.
The WESTERN APPEAL will always be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street. 4$
Mr. R. E. Rhodes has been appointed
on the detective force. We now have
two patrolmen and three detectives.
Mr. David Weir and Miss Nellie
Fowler were united in marriage at the
residence of Mr. Chas.Weir on the 18th.
Mrs. Sadie White gave a ladies tea on
last Wednesday in honor of her guest,
Mrs. Prince Albert. A large number
were present. ^^^5ST
We were much pleased at being fav
ored with a call from Mr. J. K. Hilyard
of the WESTERN APPEAL of St. Paul, who
is attending the Masonic convention in
-Mr. A, J. Beard, who done so much
for the St. George Commandery in their
recent entertainment, has been voted a
$50 medal, which will be presented to
him Thursday evening at Battery D.
Amcng the strangers in the city this
week are. Messrs. S. Ambler, F. Mar
tin, W. Freeman, Washington, D. C, J.
Hilyard, M. D. Petals, St. Paul, R.
Mason, Alexandria, Va., T. Y. Cropper,
Milwaukee, &. Palmer, Kansas City, C.
W. Hmes, Louisville, Ky.gw
Mis, J. C. Plummer gave1
in honor of Mesdames Murrell and
Harrison Thursday evening. Among
those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Mead, Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Tinsley, Mr.
and Mrs. Mitchell, Misses M. V. Robin
son, Jennie Hobbs, Annie Harsh
Messrs. M. F. Butler, C. W. Woods, H.
Duncan, J. Hobbs, W, Weller, F. W.
Harsh, W. Cowan and Dr. Warley^
The Union Social club picnic went to
Willow Springs Grove Thursday the 18th
the cars filled with pleasure seekers,
steamed out of the Union Depot at 11
o'clock, and a time long to be remem
bered was enjoyed by the hundreds
that availed themselves of the golden
opportumtv. Too much credit cannot
be given to the committee of manage
ment for the efficient manner in which
they conducted the picnic. ,ev
Messrs. Jay Cox and Malone gave a
dinner Thursday to some of our ladies
and gentlemen. Among those present
were: Mrs. D. W. Brown, Mrs. Josh
Gray, Mrs. A. Mcintosh, Mrs. A. An
derson, Mrs. C. McClarty, Mrs. Hyram,
Mr. and Mrs. Newman, Misses C. Ryan,
Bell, K. Adams, L. Sidell, Messrs. S. R.
Snowden, F, Lucas, E. Green, J. Q. Da
vis, R. Crawford, Hon. H. P. SymmB,
N. Coates, W. Whorton and numerous
The grand Masonic convention that
was called by the Grand Lodge, of 111.,
at its last session was called to order in
the St. George Commandery's Lodge
room, corner of State and Sixteenth
streets, by M. A. Clark, P. M., of Ar
kansas, acting chairman protem, w'th
B. F. Watson, P. M. of Kansas, as sec
retary protemf|A committee on cre
dentials who examined and reported fa
vorably on twenty-nine credentials, rep
resenting the Grand Lodges of the fol
lowing states, districts and jurisdictions:
Arkansas, Alabama, California, Colo
rado, Florida* District of Columbia, Ind
iana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
New Jersey, S. Carolina, Tennessee and
W. Virginia. After a few minutes in
sparring on technical points of order, a
committee was appointed on perman
ent organization, whose report of the
following officers was received and
adopted: President, M. A. Clark, P.M.
of Arkansas vice president, H. Moore,
P. M. of Indiana second vice president,
C. C. Dean, P. M. of Texas third vice
president, D. H. Stityard, P. M. of W.
Virginia secretary, F.Watson, G. Ml
of Kansas assistant secretary, R. R.
Minis G. M. of Alabama door keeper,
Jno. Walker, of Illinois. After a short
address from the president the conven
tion adjourned until 9 a. in. Wednes
day. A reception was tendered the
visiting delegates at Central Hall by the
Illinois Grand Lodge.
Armory Hall was the scene of a very
pleasant affair on the occasion of the
first hall and sapper given by Mountain
Seal Lodge, No. 2775 G. U. of O. F. This
Order had its origin in the United StateB
about forty-four years ago, and has a
membership of 60,000 with ^nearly 1,200
lodges,and is rapidly increasing in mem
bership. Its objects are benevoJence,
charity and the protectionof widows and
orphans of deceased members. It has
over $1,000,000 in the general treasury,
owning real estate valued at
ST. PAUL & 7 MlNNEAPOLIgf: MINN! AUGUST 27, 1887.
$150,000. They have expended a large
amount for benevolent purposes and in
caring for widows and orphans. They
are careful in the selection of members
as none but men with irreproachable
characters will be admitted. In their
street parade they wo| handsome re
galias that eclipsed anything in the way
of society uniforms thai has been seen
in this city. Arriving at the hall a gen
eral report of the Orderswas read, after
which the public installation of officers
took place. This was i* every detail a
beautiful and imposing eremony||| Af
ter the installation dancing began and'
was enjoyed by quite a number of
guests. Mountain Seal Lodge is in
creasing in membership and in a short
time will include a majority of our best
citizens among its members^
Rev. John Turner, o?Saorter Chapel,
Denver, Col., is visiting our city, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jones.
There was a delightful picnic given at
Evergreen Lake on the 16th inst which
was attended by a number of our best
people among them were Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Merritt Mesdames Julia Cave, Samuel
Savage, Geo. W. White, Simon Cants
berry, Geo. Phillips, Laura Pemberton,
Ellen Bass, P. H. Robinson, Edmund
Jones Misses Josie Robinson, of Den
ver Callie Jourdan, of Kansas City
Louisa Lee. Ida Shaves, Katie Lee, of
Central City Messrs. N. Gordon, J.
Luke, of Central City J. Lee, I.Stewart,
R. Richardaon, T. Flynn, P. Henry, J.
Hobson, of Evanston. All had a pleas
VPilgrrim Baptist Church.
We present twtrar-f^rons to-day a
fair picture of the Pilgrim Baptist church
situated on Cedar street near Thir
teenth, which is just completed and will
be dedicated to-morrow with appro
priate ceremonies. TMB beautiful edi
fice is one of the finest and most grace
ful illustrations of the early Gothic stvle
that there is in the city. The tower
and spire are particularly fine. The
main entrance in the tower is through a
handsome porch, above which is a nice
ly moulded arch, supported by pillars
with carved capitals and surmounted by
an ornamental balcony. The tower is
in three stages, including a belfry for a
peal of bells, and each angle of the
tower butresses terminates in an octa
gonal pinacle. The spire rises to a
height of 120 feet. All the external an
gles are strenthened by buttresses, pro
ducing a very pleasing effect, and an
ornamented tracery window gives char
acter to the front. The church is in the
form of a Latin cross, with a top arm
apsidal in form, and will seat about 500
The roof is of opeif wood work, giving
to the nave a lofty and imposing effect.
The finishing ia all in natural wood, and
the general tone is Ughtfp| Provision JS
made on the main floor for a pastor's
study, dressing rooms and a committee
room, while the basement contains the
Sunday school rooms, a kitchen, ladies'
parlor, etc. The architect has provided
five exits, and all the doors open out
ward, so as to provide abundant means
of egress in case of fire|Mj
It has been built at^li cost of over
$12,000, and best des being the hand
somest sacred structure in the North
west owned by colored people it is a
monument to the energy and enterprise
of the small congregation of worshipers
Who now look upon it "With pardonable
pride. Few cities in the Union can
boast of a more^beautiful edjfi.ee belong
ing to a colored church. fr?"*
The officers of the church at present
are Rev. Wm. Gray, pastor Chas. Mar
tin, church clerk J. H. Hickman.Moses
Martin, D. E. Talbert, J. Trotter. A.
Peters, J. J. Allen, J. Smith, trustees
A. Jackson, OwenDavis, A. Robinson,
H. Mofatt, "W. H. Stevens, F. Combs, A.
Smith, M. Bibbs, J. Byas, G. E. Cash,
The order of exercises for the dedi
cation will be as follows: Preaching,
10:30 a. m., Rev. S. P. Anderson, pastor
of Central Baptist church, St. Louis,
Mo. dedicatory sermon, 2:30 p.m. Rev.
H. C. Mabie, D. D., pastor of the First
Baptist church, St. Paul. Preaching,
7:00 p. m. Bev. W. Weaver, pastor of
the Madison Street Presbyterian church,
The music for the occasion will be fur
nished by the newly organized and
efficient choir under the direction of
Miss Bertha Heathcock who will render
a Boloy"Calvary" during the exercises.
The public in general is invited to be
The Larendon Rifles, the crack color
ed company of New Orleans, have de
cided to enter the International drill at
1.4 -A.' i .et..
Gathered From All Parts
of the Country.
The colored men of New Orleans,La.,
haye a Blaine and Lincoln club.
Prof. John H. Jackson has been ap
pointed Principal of the State Normal
school at Frankfort, Ky.
Mrs. Phillis Holmes, colored, is living
in Louisville, Ky., aged 120 years. She
is totally blind and almost helpless.
Ike Weir, the "Belfast Spider"
thrashed two white men in Boston the
other day for insulting a colored woman.
Mr. Samuel Thompson, colored, is
traveling salesman for E* N. Wateh &
Co., clock manufacturers of Chicago,
Miss Alice Taylor a very efficient
young colored lady is employed as copy
ist in the Recorder's office at Chicago,
Mr. James Harris, colored, of ienia,
Ohio, the inventer of a wonderful fire
escape, has refused $50,000 for his in
Prof. D. A. Straker, colored, was ad
mitted to practice law in the United
States District Court at Detroit, Mich.,
last week^f i i
The first volume of "The History of
the A. M. E. Church"written by Bishop
D. A. Payne will shoitly make its
Berea College, situated in the heart of
Kentucky has 251 colored and 180 white,
students. One member of the faculty
is a colored man. i^
Messrs. T. R. Holmes and G. H. Car
doza have been promoted to first class
clerkships in the Surgeon General's
office at Washington, D. C.
Mr Jas. Reed, colored, of Valley
Falls, Kan", aged nineteen has invented
acorn planter, a mowing machine, a
cultivator and a road scraper.
Rev. George C. Rowe, colored, pastor
of the Plymouth Congregational church
of Charleston, S. C, has just published
a book of poems of 113 pages.
Alexander Walker, a colored prohibi
tionist speaker in Texas, was so badly
beaten aftei making a speech last week,
that he died ol his injuries.
sjSajprof. Peter H. Clark, of Cincinnati,
has been appointed principal of the
Huntsville, Ala., Normal and Industrial
School, vice W. H. Council, resigned.
Mr. Henry Rector, colored, is surface
supeiintendant at Grape Creek, 111.,coal
mines. There are 350 colored miners
employed by the company operating
Rockland county, "R. I./is all torn up
because Miss Jennie Winter, white, the
daughter of a well-to-do citizen, recent
ly married the man of b.er choice
James Mann, colored* 'Z
Peter Williams, colored, and W. R.
Swearengen, white, were tried in E^e-
field, S. C, on the 6th, inst.,for murder.
Both killed colored men. The white
man was acquitted and the colored man
The Colored Methodists of Austin,
Texas, have begun the erection of a
college building to cost $15,000. The
basement contract amounting to $3,150
has been awarded to a colored contrac
tor, Mr. J, W\ Alexander.
The Demonstrator of Anatomy in
Dartmouth Medical college is a young
colored man named J. Purceli Haynes,
whose home is at Galveston, Texas. He
was selected from a class ef thirty stu
dents all white except himself.
Frank Hart, the noted colored p'edes
tram has arranged a match with Ham
man for an eight hour go-as-you-please
contest, for $250 a side. The mafch to
take place at the Casino in Oshkosh,
Wis., the last week in Septemberf|||f!
The charter for the order of the
"Eastern Star," adoptive masonry, was
rogulaily obtained in New York City, in
1878, by Rev. G. S. Shaffer a colored
man, from white masons, who had no
idea that Shaffer was a member of the
tawny race. W
The commissioners of the Blind, Mute
and Lunatic asylum for colored persons,
to be established near Austin. Texas, as
provided by a act of the legislature ap
propriating $50,000, have elected W. H.
Hamand, a colored Republicans of Aus
tin, superintendent of the institution.
The salary is $1,500.
~^A hugging society for church purposes
is talked of Omaha. The society is a
pressing necessity. The rate for a
straight hug of two minutes is to be as
follows* Girls under 15 years, 20 cents,
16 to 25 years, 75 cents schoelmarms,
4ft cents each, old maids freelpt The
pieachers are barred out.
I5vir. J. C. Duke, editor of the Mont
gomery, Ala., Herald, in a recent ar
ticle gave it as his opinion that educa
tion made colored men more attractive
in the* eyes of white women, a local
white newspaper copied the article and
so worked upon the prejudiced south
erners that they caused Duke to leave
for foreign parts warned him not to
return under penalty of death.
ISMx. Garnett Baltimore, colored, an
engineer on the staff of the state engi
neer of New York, has been ordered to
assume charge of the canal between
Shinnecock Bay on the south side of
Long Island and the great Peconfo
Bay in tbe north, shore. The State En
gineer has the highest opinion of Mr.
Baltimore's skm^ind say*that when his
youpg assistant completes his work the
canal will be accessible to travel*
Furniture, THOMAS JEFFERbON,
F.*H. PETERSON, & CO.,
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207, NICOLLET AVENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH.
.50 PER YEAR.
Immense Reductions in al
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL
lis now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish
W selling forjtess than COST in order to,reduce stock,
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your house up from cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
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carry a full line of Second-hand Household Goods, as well as new, and we will
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trouble to show goods.,
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lots for cash purchasers direct from owneis. Any property placed with us for
sale or lease will be liberally advertised at our expense. Rents and bills collected
Insurance effected. Mortgage loans for any amount on lowest interest, ^ouse
and vacant lots on monthly payments.
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damaged our Stock and we will erive you Boots Shoes and we are going to
the advantage. Goods from 20 to 50 per close out the old get in the new. Half
cent, below regular price. I priceson what is left.
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