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"Fay," a noted correspondent of the
Courier Journal, writing from Lake
Geoige, N. has the iollowing to say
of Mr. Charles S. Morris, formerly our
correspondent from Washington, D. C.
Mr. Charles S. Morris a young color
ed orator gave dramatic recitations in
the parlor to a large and appreciative
audience this evening. Morris is a na
tive of Louisville, and was educated
the city schools. He is now a student
at Howard University in Washington.
Being poor, he, like his white brothers
in the North, serves as a waiter in a
hotel during the summer months. He
acts in that capacity at the Fort William
Henry, but devotes all his leisure mo
ments to the study of Shakspeare. In
stature and physique, Morris resembles
Edwin Booth. That he fully under
iMi" stands the spirit of the pieces he re-
%0 cites is evident the expression
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The featuie of celebrating the twenty
fifth anniversary of the issuance of the
Emancipation proclamation at the Min
neapolis exposition is a happy one, and
as the occasion is so auspicious it is de
sired that all who h.ive any race pride
or any mteiest in the vellfare of the
race, will endeavor to make the day not
only successful a financial way for
the management, but a successful one
for us. Let us show to the people of
the great Northwest that we are here in
very considerable numbers, and that
we are able to successfully cope with
them in our acquired abilities. Let us
show by our large attendance and gen
iteel deportment that we fully under
stand and appreciate their motives in
according us a special day Of course
we know that we are just as much
American as any people can be, having
been to the manor born, but as a dis
tinct class we should endeavor in every
way to impress our more highly favored
brothers and bisters with the import
ance of paying more attention to us
than they usually do. The committee
of arrangements which is composed of
some of the most active men in the
state are putting forth everv effort to
make the number of colored people
present at the expositionon that day
larger thin on any foi mer occasion in
the state. The fact that they have gone
to the expense of having Hon. John
Mercer Langston, ex-United States
Minister to Hayti, to come here and
deliver an address on that occasion,
shows their kindly interest in making
the celebration all that we would have
it to be. Let us, each, and everyone of
us, do his or her part on that day. If
you do not go on any other day, go on
Emancipation day. Let the preachers
from their pulpits impress upon their
congregations the importance of making
a good and favorable showing on that
day. Let us all endeavor to
get our uncles, sisters, cousins and
our aunts from all parts of the country
to attend on that day. Let it be a day
we will all be proud of, to this end let
us all work. Remember the day,
Thursday, September 22.
into his voicby and graceful ges
&^ tares, "Ostler Joe," and "Sleeping at
jfr the Switch," were rendered with thrill-
,fj^ ing pathos, while selections from the
^"Merchant of Venice," "Hamlet,"
"Othelo/'and Julius Caesar were heroic,
or argumentative as the lines demand
ed. The young man has decided dra
matic talent, and all his yearnings are
for the stage. Where is the philanthro
pist who will help the man to attain the
goal toward which he is reaching?
Twice generous collections have been
taken up in the hotel in return for the
pleasure be has given. With training,
he may become a fine scholar and ex
ponent of Shakspeare. It is to be hoped
that he may not be disappointed in his
The St. Paul and Minneapolis Rapid
Transit company lias been formed for
purpose of constructing and operating
an elevated railway between the two
cities. The motive powers is to be elec
tricity or some other force other than
steamy which ifrprohibited.* With the
inuguration of the new road a round
trip fare of twenty-five cents will pre
vail which is nearer wliat it should be
than the present rate. The estimated
cost of the road is |80,000 to $90,000 per
mile or about 11,000,000 for the road
completed and equipped. The line will
certainly be a public benefit and we
assuredly hope no opposition from any
source.will be made to it.
The Selma, (Ala.) Cyclone attempting
to be funny at the expense of the un
fortunate editor of
"If J. C. Duke continued to travel at
the rate he passed through Selma, he is
now somewhere in the mountains of
We do not for a moment supppse
Duke is in this state, but if he is, we
will guarantee that he can express his
sentiments without fear of being
If anybody doubts the power of the
Colored press.he should ha\ his doubts
removed, for it cannot be denied that
the general howl that has been raised in
regard to the infamous Glenn bill of
Georgia, has resulted in the bill being
defeated. The case of editor J. C.
Duke is now under discussion and the
Democrats will be sick of that before it
is done with.
It has been suggested that all Coloted
business men in St. Paul and Minneapo
lis close their places of business on
Emancipation Day, in order to allow
their employes an opp jrtunity to at
tend the celebration at the exposition.
Thursday.September 22 is the twenty
fifth anniversary of the issuance of
Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Pro
clamation, a quarter of a century has
passed since that time, let us have a big
celebration on that day.
Brothers Bagby and Cooper of the
Argus and World respectively should
order coffee and pistols for two and thu
settle their little differences. They may
like mud slinging but their patrons do
Let every man, woman and child
identified with the Colored People en
deavor by all the means in their power
to get up a big boom for Emancipation
Day at the exposition.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
THERE is an effort on foot among the
good citizens ot this city to induce
Prof. C. F. Adams to remain and teach
a class in German. If the requsite
number can be obtained he has con
sented to remain, otherwise he leaves
for Washington early next week.
The following named persons have
agreed to join the class:
Mr. James K. Hilyard.
Mrs. James'K. Hi|yard.
Miss Mary Godett.
Mr. Geo. Harrison.
Miss Ella B. Smith.
Capt. S. W. McKinley.
Mrs. Lizzie J. Talbert.f
Mr. D. C. Cotton.-
Mrs. T. H. Lyles.
Mr. Will BIOOJI. -v*
Mr. M. R. Chapman.
All others who desire to join will
please give their names to Messrs. J. K.
Hilyard, George Harrison or J. Q.
Adams. The Professor has taught in
Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Wash
ington and other cities and at present
occupies the chair of languages at the
State University at Louisville, Ky. He
teaches what is known as the Natural
Method which has been so simplified
that any person of ordinary ability who
can read and write English well, can get
a fair, practical knowledge of the lan
guage. No English is allowed in the
classroom all explanations are given
in German. The system is that of na
ture, the pnpil learning German very
much like a child acquiring his mother
tongue. His success has been pheno
menal jn every case, as he takes a class
of pupils who never have read or
spoken a word of German and in six
weeks they will go before the public
and give a literary and musical enter
tainment every word in German. Those
who desire to avail themselves of this
opportunity must do so at once as the
professor leaves next week unless a suf
ficient number sign to make the class a
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS, MI
The Garden CityUoiie up
i Small Parcels.
Doings of a Weefclf
Mrs. M. L. Mead has returned to
Mr. Cyrus St. Clair, of Frankfort, Ky.,
is in the city.
Rev. R. Knight is visiting friends a|
Mt. Vernon, Ind. v*-,
Mr. Thomas Smith, of Cleveland,
Ohio, is in the citylf I^BRR
Miss Fannie Buchanan has returned
from SbelhVTitiei Ind#P "PW""P*|
Miss Georgia Parker, of Hinsdale,
was in the city last week.
Miss Eliza Ramey has resumed from
a three yrars sojourn in Cincinnati.
Mrs. A. Harvey after a pleasant visit
to Frankfort. Ky., returned home Fri
Mrs. S. R. Snowden, who has been at
Chautauqua lake will return home this
Mrs. A. Boyer, of St, Joseph, Mich.,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. A.
Miss Jennie Reynolds has taken up
the study of shorthand under Charles
Mr. M. C. Cowan left for Danville,
Ky., to visit his mother. He will be
Mr. Clinton McClarty has accepted a
position as janitor in the Ottumwa flats,
Misses Ophelia Booker and Mary
Price, of Frankfort, Ky., is visiting
Mrs. J. H, Stewart.
Mr. James S. Tubbins and G. Hudson
left for San Francisco, Cal., to make it
there future home.
Miss Nettie B. Mosby has returned
from Midway, Ky., where she has been
visiting her mother.
Mr. Robert Crawford has accepted a
position with F. W. Haish where he
will pleased te see his old friends.
The WESTERN APPEAL will always be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street.
Mrs. S. T. Hyram gave a sociable,
Tuesday evening to her friends, quite a
number was out spent a delightful
Prof. C. F. Adams passed through the
city Mondy enroute to St. Paul, thence
to Washington, D. C, where he will or
ganize a class in German.
Miss Mary Maxwell after a week's
vacation returned to her ost of duty
Monday, Miss Maxwell is one of the
finest seamstresses in the city.
Mr. T. M. Hill, janitor of the council
building, has purchased a first class
residence at 2,635 Butterfield street,
where he will be pleasod to see his
Messrs. B. Murry, Joe Haggerman,
Robt. Crawford, Hon. H. P. Symms
were banquetted by Mr. Fred Carey,
Whednesday, his honor leaving for an
extended trip to the south.
The entertainment given for the bene
fit of a soldier's widow and orphan,
Monday evening,was a financial success.
We are glad to see our people help one
another in cares of this kind.
The Silver Leaf social club gave an
entertainment at Central hall Monday
evening, which was largely attended.
The club is composed of ladies, and is
organized for the purpose of assisting
the poor and needy.
Mrs. Anthony Williams of No. 14,
Third avenue, gave a social on Friday
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bell
and daughters, of St. Joe,Mich. Among
those present were Mr. and Mrs. A, L.
McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gilbert,
Mrs. John Phelps, Misses Gertie Jack
son, May Stewart and Jessie Fulton,
Messrs. W. R. Cowan, M. Cowan, E.
liudlin, J, Scott and J. Q, Davis.
It is almost time for the clubs to get
in trim for the winter dances, and the
correspondent would like to suggest a
few things. You send invitations that
read: "Show your invitation at the
door and you will be admitted,"a stran
ger in the city would think he would be
repulsed, but all he has to do is to go
and if you have an invitation ball, let it
be so, but see if you cannot stop a few
of the disreputables from taking po
session, it seems like this, that anyone
that has got the requisite amount can
get in, and it has got so that a dance
without a lot of disreputable women
and fly young men is a thing of the
past. See if that cannot be remedied.
Boys, let the people of the city see that
you can give as nice an entertainment
as any other city. Do not let it said
that this place cannot give anything
that is nice. Now brace up, and we
will make the first dance of the season
to model to go by.
Hurrah for Jefferson!
The following is the list of colored
men holding positions in Wyandotte,
Kan.: M. Benjamin, foreman of street
gang R. Burdette, deputy street com
missioner G. B. Anderson, metropoli
tan police officer C. Patterson, sanitary
sergeant G. A. Dudley, sergeant-at
armscity council Isaac Parker, con
stable and deputy sheriff B. F. Tillery,
metropolitan police officer Wm. Miller,
member of council, fourth ward G. L.
Fouche, dog-tax collector O. S. John
son, mail carrier T. P. Sheltonr peputy
sheriff and policeman A. Cato, janitor
city hall^WwrMH APPEAL.
We can beat that here, Bra
in the sunny, "solid outh," ol
son county, once the home of tl
of the WESTERN APPEAL.
The following: is the list o:
men holding public positions in the city
of Pine Bluff, also of the county and
Hon. Ferdinand Havis, circuit clerk
A. S. Moon, deputy circuit clerk M. C.
Boyd, coroner Hon. Ed. Jefforson,
legislator Hon. Will Jacko, legislator
Hon. H. B. Barton, legislator Vince
Henderson, jailor! C. R. P61k,constable,
J. C. Rogers, W. H. Thomas, L. Mc
Cullum,magistrate,and a hundred others
throughout the county. JL |L$.
City officialsFerd Havis, affermanf
fourth ward Essex Bellamy, rfohn F.
Wilson, metrpolitau police ^OBA Ken
nedy, school director*, Essex Bellamy,
S. P. Havis and a hundred or more in
the county. %S^m^&^^ #v
We think our county is in the lead of
any county in the Union.
Good for Kansas though.
The Fair Week Illumination.
The work of making arrangements for
the grand illumination has been suc
cessfully completed and is a grand suc
cess. The great electric mast at Bridge
Square is a thing of beauty, such as is
seldom seen anywhere. The grand il
lumination and celebrations for next
week will be as follows:
Monday, Sept. 12Grand illumination
of the principal streets and prom
enade concert on Third street, from
7:30 to 10 p. m.^
Tuesday, Sept. 13Illumination of
the streets and parade of the entire St.
Paul fire department at 8 p. m., fol
lowed by music on Third street until
10.30 p. m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14.Grand dis
play of fire works on high arches on
Robert street bridge at 8 p. m., to
gether with street illumination and
Thursday, Sept. 15Parade of the
Patriarchal Circle of this and other
cities, (1,000 men in masonic uniforms)
through illuminated streets at 8 p. m.
Selections by the band until 10 30 p. m.
Friday, Sept. 16Another grand
pviotechnic display on Robert street
br^ ge, with music until 10 30 p.
Saturday, Sept. 17Promenade con
cert on Third street until 10 30 p. m.
On no evening during the, week will
teams be allowed to cross ike Robert
street bridge from 7:30 until 11- o'clock.
Vehicles crossing the Wabasha street
bridge are requested to pass the electric
light mast, up Third street to St. Peter
street. Third street will be swept each
afternoon after business hours. The
line of march of the fire department
will be from Central fire hall up Eighth
street to Wabasha, along the latter and
down Third to Jackson, and on Seventh
to Broadway, returning to the engine
house via Eighth street.
Quicker Time to Chicago.
Commencing Sunday, Aug. 21, the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway
will improve its tram service, and its
through trains will leave St. Paul as fol
ows: For Milwaukee and Chicago (fast
line), 7:30 p. m. daily For Milwaukee
and Chicago, (Atlantic Express), 2 p. m.
daily for La Crbsse, Milwaukee and
way (Day Local), 7.25 a. m., except Sun
day. All these trains run via River
Division, through Winona, La Crosse
and Milwaukee, and all classes of tickets
will be honored on them. The "Fast
Line" train makes the run from St Paul
to Chicago in fourteen hours, serving
breakfast in Dining Car before arrival.
This is the quickest time made by any
route between these cities. With its
elegant Day Coaches, magnificent Pul
man Palace Sleeping Cars of the newest
and most improved pattern, the finest
Dining Cars in the World.and the beau
tiful scenery of the Upper Mississippi
River, this liue offers to its patrons, ad
vantages that cannot be excelled. For
Time Tables and Map Folders showing
details of time both directions apply
to any coupon ticket agent in the
Japanese Te a Party. fes
Japanese Tea Party which was
given by the St. James A. M. E. church
in the basement of the Baptist church,
Thursday evening was a grand success
and attracted a large crowd. The
church was beautifully decorated by the
committee in charge, and the ladies in
costume enlivened the scene in a man
ner never before equaled here. The
characters represented were as follows:
"Katisha," Mrs. F. D. Parker, "Pitti-
sing," Mrs. A. G. Russell, "Yum yum,"
Mrs. T. J. Boswell,
cKokio," Mrs. W.
H. Clay, "Patternella," Mrs. T. H.
Lyles, "Kioki," Mrs. J. P. Ball,"To to,"
Mrs. Geo. Duckett, "Peek-a-boo," Mrs.
A. Halston, "Sooloo," Mrs. Addie Hen
ry, "Titwillow," Miss Blanche Parker,
"Loochoo," Mrs. F. M. WilUams, "Kio-
kum," Mrs. Lizzie J. Talbert, "Yesso,"
Mrs. C. B. Lazenberry, "Harikari,"
Mrs. W. C. Hawkins. The ladies pre
sented a very charming appearance and
the occasion was a very pleasant one to
LIBERATI, the greatest living cornet
player and the 71st Regiment band be
gan their engagement at the exposition
Thursday. There will be a grand street
illumination and display of fireworks at
the exposition to-night.
TO H"^ Furniture House, No.
403, Jackson street where you will find
a full line of Household Goods, Furni
ture, Carpets, etc., as cheap if no,t
cheaper than any pjace in the city. tf.
J3$E Multum in Parv o.
Gathered From All Parts
of jfche Country.
Mr. Chas. H. Butler,colored, is 'earn
ing mechanical engineering in Chicago.
Mr. John G. Gladman, colored, is a
member of the council of West Chester,
A lodge" of tho Brotherhood of Rail
way Porters was organized in Denver,
Col., last week.
"Men of Mark" by Rev. W. j) Sim
mons D. D., is just out it contains 1,138
prges and 106 portraits. J^&fii^^
Mr, John H. Lawson, colored, has
been appointed to a elerkslup in the
post office at Washington, D. Cf
There are 1,155,478 colord Baptists in
the United States, and they have 26 ed
ucational institutions and 36 newspapers.
The first colored United States Sena
tor, Hon. H. B. Revels, of Mississippi,
is now presiding elder of the Holly
Springs District of the M, E. church in
The Colored business men of Raleigh,
N, C, have organized a board of trade
with the following officers. R. H. Als
ton, president, C. Miller, vice presi
dent, J. F. Holland, Secretary:
Mrs. Elizabeth Sellman is the post
mistress at Camp Parole. Mrs. Sellman
has the honor of being the only colored
postmistress in Maryland, she has held
the position for more than five years.
The school census of Huntsville, Ala.,
shows the number of children to te as
follows White males, 444 white fe
males, 444 colored males, 4b3, colored
females, 537. Total, whites, 888 total,
Since the small sized row on account
of a colored man drinking from a cup
on a certain side of an ice water tank
erected by the Christian Women's
Temperance Union in Norfolk, Va., it
has been decreed that Colored People
may drink from any of the cups
Last week Cofhnon and thiee other
white men murdered a coloied man
who was working for them at the stave
camps near Brunswick, Tenn and
threw his body in the river. Three
hundied colored men armed themselves
and went to the camp and ordered the
seventy white men to leave the country
The workmen armed themselyes and
refused to go and now great trouble is
A Hero's Act.
Payton Spencer is the name of a
young colored man who earns an honest
livelihood as portei on a Pullman car
running to this point says the Omaha
Herald. And Payton Spencer is more
he is a hero. Yesterday at Council
Bluffs while Ins tram was backing into
the transfer depot he was standing on
the rear platform and discovered a 2-
year-old child on the track. No one
was neai enough to rescue it, and those
who rushed forward to attempt it turn
ed their eyes away when they saw they
could not save the little one, to avoid
seeing it crushed to death. But Payton
Spencer, with quick decition and cool
nerve sprang to tne bottom step, hung
out on the iron rod of the platform
guard, leaned ahead of the car as far as
he could and grasped the child with his
strong hand just in time, raising it to
the platform in safety.
Such deeds have been praised in po
etry and prose when engineers have
gone on the engine pilots to rescue
thoughtless toddlers when certain death
was bearing down upon them, but Pay
ton Spencer is as great a hero as any.
He was the one man to act in that awful
emergency, and he acted gloriously.
Bravo for the brave colored porter, and
bravo again! And who bhall gainsay
that he should not have some more sub
stantial recognition for his valorioua
State Fair Notes.
The Great Western and Fort Suelling
bands will be on the grounds every
Saturday, the las day of the^fair, will
be Labor and G. A. R. day, with a
grand procession and sham battle.
Thursday, the 15, is St. Paul day, and
Friday, the 16, is Minneapolis day
Special racing progrmmes have been ar
ranged for each.
Madame Marantette, the famous
rider, will exhibit her Kentucky Paik
horse Woodlawn, and running team,
Maj. Banks and Evergreen, between
the races on each day of the fair.
Minnesota, or Farmers' day, will oc
cui Sept. 14. The machinery parade
wili take place, as well as a band tourna
ment, in which thirteen bands will con
test, St. Paul and Minneapolis being
VISITORS to the State Fair will bear
mind that the St. James A. M.E. church
has a refreshment tent on the ground,
where all the good things necessary to
supply the needs of the inner man can
be obtained at reasonable rates, ^^M
The members of the G. A. RT'wno
are to participate in the sham battle
will camp just to the south of the fair
grounds, between the railroads tracks
leading to the grounds and Snelhng
avenue. On the day of the battle they
will march around the west side of the
grounds to the state agricultural farm,
and make the attack from that point.
The battle will be fbnght inside ithe race
THOMAS JEFFERfeON. J.
$1.50 PER YEAR-
Immense Reductions in al Depart
i OUR 33RDSEMI-ANNUAL
lis now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish-
ings selling for less than COST in order to reduce stock.
BOSTON One Price Clothing-House,
Cor. Third and Robert Streets,
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the West.
THE LATEST NOVELTIES
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, ete^ at Pricer
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US.
F. H. PETERSON, & CO.,
406, NICOLLET and 207 ENNEPIN AVES., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, ani 3e3, WASHINGTON AVENUE, 80TJTH.
The Largest Household Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
/our house up from cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Goods. People going to house-keeping will do well to give us a call. We
carry a full line of Second-hand Household .Goods, as well as new, and we will
give you Prices that no other house can compete with. Give us a call, as it is ne
trouble to show goods.
B@*105 EAST FIFTH STREET, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
We buy, sell, rent and deal generally in Real Estate. Wanted houses and
lots for cash purchasers direct from owners. 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. House
and vacant lots on monthly payments.
NICOLLET 327, AVENUE.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
FIRE and SMOKE have slightly 1 WATER has soiled a portion of our
damaged our Stockr and we will give you Boots Tand Shoes an.d we are going to
th Goods from 20 to 50 per close out the old get in the new. Half
reguJa price I prices on what is left
NEXSEN & WILLIAMS.
(HKNNIPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS