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Whatever else Harper's Weekly may
or may not have been the fact still re
mains that it has invariably been sound
on the "Negro Question" and never
loses an opportunity to say something
in behalf of the down-trodden and op
pressed, and to speak in commenda
tory terms of such matters of excellence
as come to it's notice. In the last issue
the following appeared:
NEGRO TROOPS IN THE CIVIL WAR.
At a moment when the bitterness of
race prejudice is shown by the recent
school controversies in Kansas, Indiana
and Ohio, reminding us of the old free
States that we cannot consistently re
proach our brethren of the old slave
States with the same fault, the publica
tion by the HARPERS of a History of the
Negro Troops in the War of the Rebell
ion, 18611865, is most timely. Itls
written by one of those soldiers, Colo
nel Geo. W, Williams, and it is a clear,
comprehensive, and compact statement
of the whole subjectthe state of public
feeling, the circumstances of enlistmeut
and the services in the field of the col
The story is preceeded by a view of
their part in the war of the revolution,
and it is an unconcious tribute to the
character of the race. In half of the
country they were held in the worst
form of slavery, and in the other half,
although personally free, they were the
victims of a cruel prejudicea prejudice
so acute that even in the sore extremity
of conflict for national existence there
was the strongest opposition to permitt
ing them even to serve in the ranks. But
when the better opinion prevailed and
they were called into the service, at
Fort Wagner and Port Hudson and Fort
Pillow and Olustee, at Petersburg and
and Fort Fisher, and on other noted
fields, their heroism and endurance
were fully tested, and they earned the
same fcratitule that is accorded to their
white comrades in the national army.
Colonel Williams states that during
the war there were 178,975 Negro sold
iers enrolled in the United States vol
unteer army99,337 by the authority of
the national government, and 79,638 by
the States and Territories and of
this number 36,847 died in the service of
their country. He tells the story with
natural pride and with a glowing pen,
as the reader follows the narrative of
generous devotion and valor he may
well blusk with shame at the long wrong
done by the race which prides itself as
superior, to a blameless and gentle peo
With the exception of the result in
New York we are pretty well satisfied
with the elections held in the several
states last Tuesday.: Very many san
guine and enthusiastic Republicans
hoped to carry New York, as much be
cause Col. Fred Grant was on the ticket,
as for any other reason but, it was
demonstrated chat the historic name of
Grant, would not pull him- through.
These same enthusiastic Republicans
are of the opinion that the Republicans
will be in in '88, but they are as liable to
be dissapointed as they were Tuesday
unless there is a great waking up in the
party. The Democrats have possession
and they got possession by a continual
warfare for twenty-four years and they
will not let go their hold unless com
pelled to do so. There is no use making
excuses, there is no use underrating the
abilities of the Democrats if we win it
will b'e because we make the fight right,
and have the numhers
carry us to victory.
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This paper is for sale by:
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CHAS.LANDRB, 111, Harrison St., Chicago.
Ri S. BRYANT, 446, S. State St., Chicago.
There has been considerable pressure
brought to bear to induce Governor Mc
Gill to call an extra session of the legis
lature this winter, to consider the in
equalities of the judicial and represen
tative districts of the state, and for the
purpose of providing for the removal of
certain county seats. The governor has
after mature deliberation detirmined
that in view of the fact that an extra
session would entail an expense of about
$100,000 upon the state, not to call it.
The governor deserves credit for baulk
ing the little game of scheming politic
ians and saving,a large sum of money
for the_ tax-payers.
At 11:54 a. m. yesterday, Fischer, En
gel, Spies and Parsons, the condemned
Anarchists, were hanged in the Chicago
jail thus paying the penalty for their
bloody deeds. The penalty is a just one
and the lovers f law and order every
wrere are perfectly satisfied.
We have received the first number of
the Mahtomedi Chautauqua Herald,
published in this city, a handsome four
column quarto, printed on tinted paper.
It presents a good appearance typo
graphically and the subject matter is of
the highest ortler.
The Dallas Enterprise, a semi-month
ly, has reached our sanctium, it is a neat
six column folio, edited and managed
bv Messrs. J. E. and W. E. Wiley. We
wish the Enterprise success.
Watermelons are still in the market
in Pine Bluff, Ark., while we are taking
active steps toward building our usual
In accordance with the announce
ments, last Sunday found St. James A.
M. E. church packed to overflowing
with members and friends of the church
to witness the dedicatory services. The
beautiful edifice, a desctiption of which
was given last week, was profusely dec
orated with hot house plants and magni
ficent floral designs which were present
ed by friends, the most noticeable of
these were: a ship bearing an anchor of
roses, from Mrs. W. E. Howard, and a
pyramid of rosns by Mrs. Mattie Boler.
On one side of the altar in evergreen
figures appeared, 17S7 and on the other
1887 in memory of the centennial of the
foundation of the A. M. E. church.
Over the entrance was the motto, "God
Bless Our Bishop" in letters of ever
green. There were-a number of canary
birds in cages distributed about the
church among the flowers, and their
sweet warblings added much to the oc
casion. Upon the arrival of Bishop
John M. Brown, he was met at the door
by the trustees, and Mr. H. Lyles, on
their behalf, presented him the keys of
the church. All then marched slowlv
up the aisle. When they reached the
pulpit the choir sang a voluntary invo
cation by Rev. R. Knight, of Chicago.
Rev. W. H. Morris, of Minneapolis,
read th* dedicatory address. Rev. L.
H. Reynolds, of Minneapolis, gave out
a hynm. Rev. John M. Henderson,
pastor, then paid a glowing tribute to
and introduced Bishop John M, Brown,
of Washington, D. C., who delivered
the dedicatory sermon, taking for his
text Ephesians 2nd chap., 19th to 22nd
verse. The sermon was a grand one,
delivered in Bishop Brown's own pe
culiarly pleasing style, and was listened
to throughout with wrapt attention. At
the close of the sermon prayer was
offered by Rev. L. H. Reynolds. A
quartet from the choir composed
as follows: Mrs. W. H. Clay, Miss
Bertha Heathcock, Mr. C. A. Mason
and Mr. J. W. Luca, rendered, "Come
Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove." The
dedicatory collection was tl^en lifted,
amounting to $690. After a solo, "The
Resurrection" by Mr. J. W. Luca, an
opportunity was offered for those pres
est to make remarks, .advantage of
which was taken by several, both ladies
and gentlemen, and then the benedic
tion was pronounced.
The evening services were conducted
by the pastor and were very interesting.
There was a quartette by the same
singers of the afternoon and a solo by
the sweet singer Miss Bertha Heath
ceck, aud about $50 was raised by col
lection. The choir for the occasion was
composed as follows: Mesdames Geo.
Duckett, C. B. Lazenberry, Wade Ham
pton, W. H. Clay, T. H. Lyles, E. Ford,
F.M.Williams, Miss'"'"Beitha Heath
cock, Messrs. C. A. Mason, A. And
erson and J. W. Luca.
The total amount which has been
raised during the ten weeks pasrorate of
Rev. Henderson is $2,970 an achieve
ment which has never been excelled in
any church of the connection having
only about 100 members. 4
(*k''t For Civil Riffhtsi v.
The adjourned meeting of the Col
ored citizenB to take into consideration
the calling of a state convention for the"
of forming a Civil Rights
eague hereby called to meet oa next
Tuesday evening, Nov. 15th at 8 o'clock
sharp in the county court house, corner
of Fifth and Wabasha. Entrance on
F, D, PABKKB, Secretary.
Gathered From All Parts
of the Country.*^^*.
in in Parvo. i"*
Th Denver Argus is for sale.
There are only six: Colored churches
in Nw York City.
C. T.'Lindsey, Esq. Colored, was ad
mitted to the bar of Arkansas last week.
The Colored People of Lawrence,
Kan., have established a public library.
There are seven Colored students in
the departments at Harvard college this
Mr W. V_deiC'afii^?^H
appointed deputy city clerk in Indian
Dr. Jas. E. Henderson, Colored, has
been appointed police court surgeon at
Kansas City, Mo.
The Republicans of Petersburg, Va.,
have nominated W. W. Evans, editor of
the Lancet, for the legislature.
During a riot which oocurred near
Berwick, La., last Saturday, five Colored
and four white men were killed.
Mr. Lawrence Jones, Colored, has
been appointed to a clerkship in the
postoffice of Parkersburg, W. Va.
Miss Ida Gray, Colored, of Cincin
nati, Ohio, has entered the dental de
partment at Ann Arbor University.
Prof. J. F. Ranson, Colored, has been
appointed musical instructor for the Y.
M. C. A, (white) of Columbus, Ohio.
Gov. Hill, of New York, has appoint
ed Prof. D. A. Straker, of Detroit, com
missioner of deeds for New York for
Madam Selika and "Blind Tom" the
greatest Colored vocalist and pianist in
the country, are performing together in
Doctors J. T. Newman and W. H.
Pemberton, both Colored, acted as pro
fessional experts in a recent insanity
case in Boston, Mass.
Ex-Gov. A. B. Cornell, of New York,
is paying the expenses of Geo. Fields, a
Colored man, at the new law school of
Cornell college, Itbica, N. Y.
Mr. Joseph Davis, Colored, of Provi
dence, R. I is the author of a play
called "Marguerite's Revenge," which
he will soon put on the stage.
Judge Gibbs, and Hon. J. Pennoyer
Jones of Arkansas, were the only Col
ored delegates to the recent Western
Waterways convention at Memphis,
Mr. Nelson Caldwell, of the Citizens
Gas Co., Indianapolis, Ind., is the only
Colored man in the United States who
is a member of the Gas-Makers Asso
Fred Dougloss predicts that the Chin
ese will soon overrun the United States
and take the place in the popular mind
that has been and now is occupied by
the Colored man.
Mr. John H. Morris, a well known
Colored man, who claims to have
"kicked" Rev, H. R. Revels into the
United States senate, committed suicide
in Leavensworth, Ky., last week.
The Franklin Ash and Garbage Co.,
has been incorporated in Chicago for
the purpose of manufacturing the ash
and garbage box recently invented by
Mr. A. T. Bradley, a Colored man of
that city. '.r .---Vv-- ''i/:-~-Y--
Some Colored men are to jealous
afraid that some man will be benefitted
if a movement succeeds. Such men are
unworthy of the confidence of the peo
ple. They retard the progress of the
Oscar Peck, a colored resideut of
Bridgeport, Conn., who served as a
powder "monkey" in Farragut's
squadron before New Orleans in the
"late unpleasantness," in consideration
of bravery and wounds displayed and
received on that occasion has been paid
back pension amounting to $4,290.
There died at the St. Joseph, Mo.,
poor-house, a few days ago, Gabriel
Scott, a Colored man.^who was born the
19th of 1782 at Richmond, Va., where
he lived until he was 22 years old. He
subsequently purchased his freedom,
and went to New Haven, Conn., and
then went to St. Joseph He was 105
years old when he died.
Miss Amelia L. Tilghman, Colored,
editor of the Musical "Messenger at
Montgomery, a musician and vocalist
of rare ability, has been offered the
professorship of music at the new
Iberia, La., College, she has also been
invited by the K. of L. assembly of
Columbus, Ga., to produce the cantata
entitled "Queen Esther."
A few davs ago a bucket filled with
mortar fell from the top of the new
court house in Macon, Ga., and struck
Squarely on the head of a Colored work
man who was standing on the ground.
The bottom was split into flinders, and
the bucket and mortar completely en
cased the mans face, so that he was in
danger of suffocation until relieved
from his peculiar but critical condition
by a fellow workman. ?^^^^Si^
Last Tuesday Magggie Sherman, Col
ored, of Airmount, Miss., had Zell
Beyle, a young white rough, arrested on
a charge of indecent assault on herself
and eight-year old daughter. As she
concluded her testimony in the court
room the prisoner shot her through the
heart, killing her instantly. ,^He then
ran from the roona, and while a friend
kept the crowd at bay with a revolver,
he mounted his horse and escaped,.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLB, MINN., NOVEMBER 12, 1887:
A few days ago^ Minnio Moore, white,
a millionaires daughter of Trey, N. Y.,
went with her^^Colored maid. Miss
MalviniaGilbert| to.a fashionable res
taurant, where ttifey drank more wine
than they should have done. After
they had left the,, restaurant a contro
versy arose, wham- Miss Moore struck
the maid in the fijtce with her fist, where
upon Miss Gilbert promptly knocked
her down and pummelled her good.
They were both arrested.
There are now 16,080 Colored teachers
in the United States 1,000,000 pupils, in
the male and female: high schools, and
1,000,000 worshippers in the churches.
There are sixty Normal schools
fifty universities, and twenty theologi
cal seminaries. Colored people pay
taxes on from $11^)00,000 to $200,000,-
000 worth of pro'pe-rtyc And 'yet some
white people are silly enough to say
the N^egro is inferior and incapable of
mental and moral development
The Colored Press Association of Ar
kansas met in Pine Bluff, Thursday, Oct.
20th,and after a pleasant session elected
officers for the ensuing year as follows:
-President, Rev. A. M. Middlebrooks
vice-president, A. M. Neely secretary,
Geo. H. W. Stewart treasurer, J. T.
Bailey historian, Prof. G. W. Bell ora
tor, Hon. S. J. liollensworth poet, J.
L. Fleming. On motion, the president
appointed the following executive com
mittee: E. A. Falton, E. C. Morris, H.
C. Clay, M. E. Perry, and J. T. White.
On motion Little Rock was selected as
the place for the next meeting, which
will be on the last Wednesday in June
The Grand Coramandery K. T. of Illi
nois, met in its fifth annual session Oc
tober 18th at St. George asylum, State
and Sixteenth streets, Chicago. The
grand officers present were Sir Knights
James W. Taylor, R. E. G. Chicago
A. A. Bland, V. E. G. D. C. Keokuk,
Iowa B. S. Harris, G. Gen. Chicago
J. E, C. Jackson, G. Capt., Springfield,
III. R. E. Moore, G. Rec. Chicago and
a lull complement of minor officers.
Delegates representing eight command
eries were present, and the reports of
the granl commander and the grand
recorder showed the organization in a
growing condition, a present member
ship of 250 Sir Knights.
The officers for the ensuing year are:
A. A. Bland, R. E. G. S. Harris,
D. G. C. R. E. Moore, G. Rec J. W.
Young, G, Treas. C. F. Thomas, G.
Gen. A. Beard. G. C. Gen. W^L. Dar
row, G. Pre. A. Fletcher, G. S. W. R.
E. Waring, G. J. W, The conclave ad
journed to meet at Burlington, Iowa,
the second Tuesday in October 1888.
United Brotherhood of Railway
Porters of North America.
A lodge of the above named institu
tion was set up in this city by Grand
Master Porter James 1). Miller, on
Thursday evening. The brotherhood was
organized in Chicago on the 10th day 1stock
last July, and on the 22nd of the same
month was incorporated under the laws
of Illinois, since then, lodges have been
established in St. Louis, Omaha, Denver
and this city. The institution is both
benevolent and protective and if carried
out a? started will greatly benefit and
protect its members and especially the
Colored workingmen. It is a fact to
day, which we must admit to our shame
that all classes, of every nationality Oi
working people, have their brotherhoods
and protective association, except the
Colored people. We are scattered, as it
were, as far as protecting and helping
each other as laboring class of people,
as far as the East is from the West.
The institution as founded and estab
lished in Chicago as represented by Mr.
Miller, fully meets our idea of what an
institution ought to be te claim the sup
port and recognition of the Colored
workingman. It is true that the in
stitution is called the Brotherhood ot
Railway.Perters, but its aims and pur
poses are a hundred times broader than
its name, as we see from the constitu
tions and by-laws,as it was explained to
us by Grand Master Porter Miller.
Saying the least possible about the in
stitution we can only recommend it as
being wortny the support aud encourage
ment of every goo4 person, and, as we
have already said, especially that ot
every Colored workingman.
Mr. Miller is giving his entire time to
the work of establishing lodges of the
brotherhood, and from his zeal, as
shown in our city for the last week in
trying to rally the working part of his
people, to get them to come together as
men, so as to protect and help them
selves, as other classes of working peo
ple are doing. We can highly com
mend him to the confidence and frater
nal encouagement of all good people
wherever he may go. ^c^,,
The following officers^wefe elected for
one year of Lodge No. 5 of this city:
Alexander W. Bragg, Master Porter
Silvester W. Light, First Master Porter
J. H. Blair, Second Master Porter
George W. Gaines, Third Master Por
ter James Harmon, corresponding sec
retary D: E. Beasley, recording secre
tary Wesley Z&zler, treasurer Thomas
Green, chaplain Robert Marshall,
marshal Thomas Young, assistant mar
shal Frank H. Webb, James H. Blair,
William Bowlaud, Charles Allen, board
Charter members, W. H. Page, John
Willig, Edward Alexander, W. Am
derson, Archie Person, John W. Luca,
Sidney Emery,. John Murff, George
D.u,qkettt Lewis Carter, J. H. Lewis,
John Cummings, Thomas Wright, Ed.
Porter, Henry Milidan and Edward
Happenings of the week in the
City by the Lake
Mr. Joseph Crawford a| returned to
Mr. E. E. Hamilton, of Cario, I1L, is
the guest of Samuel Evans^
Mrs. Walter Stroder left for Memphis.
Tenn., the 7th, to spend the winter.
Mr. John Loomis, of Detroit, is in the
city, the guest of his old chum, F. Shoe
Mr. H. A. Duncan .was the living pic
ture of a phantom at the phanton party
Mr. Chas. H?nn and Tom. Mcintosh
the world renowned comedians are in
The Robt. Brown Elliott Literary So
ciety will give an entertainment at Quinn
Chapel the 13th.
Mr. Richard Smith who has been in
Indianapolis for the last month is again
at the metropolis.
Mr. John R. Cowan, has accepted a
position with his brother, W. R. Cowan,
at the Imperial block.
Mr. Norman Broher who has been
spending a few days in New York on
business is back again.
Mr. and Mrs. John Henson entertain
ed quite a number of friends the 20th,
in honor of his birthday.
Mr. Frank Gaiture, Jas. Anderson,
Barney Murry left for Boston the 1st, to
be gone about six months.
The Bouquet Pleasure club, will give
its first entertainment at Central hall
Nov. 24th. Come and have a good
Misses Dora McGill and Mamie Watts
who have been spending the past month
in the city left for their home in Gales
burg, the 3rd.
Mr. William Abell and Miss Jennie
Vallender were united in the holy bonds
of wedlock the 28th of Oct., at the firBt
Mr. Daniel W. Brown returned from
an extended trip south, where he has
been for his health the past month. He
is looking much better.
Mr. Russell Bryant, Lucien Palmer,
after fifteen days sojourn in the West,
passed through here on their way to
their home Milwaukee.
The Chicago Colored Minstrels will
make their debut at the Freeburg opera
house Nov. 16th, under the manage
ment of Mr. J. E. Bowen.
Cards are out for the marriage of Mr.
Jos. H. Scott to Miss Jessie Fulton, Nov.
23rd, at the residence of Mrs. A. J.
Fulton, No. 14, Third avenue.
Miss Henrietta Vinton Davis will
take the part of Lady Isabel in the new
company which will open at Fre
berg's opera house, Nov. 15, in East
Mr. Robt. Crawford, who was with
the late Geo. Cross, can now be found
with Mr. F. W. Harsh, 434 State street,
where he will be pleased to see his old
Mr. W. Whorton and his band of mu
sicians were out serenading the 3rd and
better music is seldom heard. They
were banqueted at Mrs. Lamar's cafe
by Mr. Whorton.
The phantom party at Central hall
Nov. 2nd, given by the St. Thomas
church was a grand success and the
church stewards must share a part of
the congratulations the party got.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Harsh enter
tained quite a large number our fash
ionable young ladies and gentlemen on
Tuesday the 8th. An elaborate supper
was served, after which the guests par
ticipated in tripping the light fantstic
toe, which all enjoyed, very much to
the satisfaction of the hostess.
The Japanese Wedding.
The announcement that Bishop
Brown would deliver a lecture and that
a Japanese wedding would take place
at the St. James church Monday night
filled the house. Mr. Blaikie rendered
some excellent or^an music, the Bishop
gave some good advice and at the close
of his remarks, while the. organ pealed
forth the grand wedding march, the
bridal party entered. The bride was the
lovely little sprite, Miss Nellie Griswold,
the groom the handsome and gallant
Master Willie Francis, they were at
tired in full Japanese costumes valued
at $700. The costumes were kindly
loaned by the proprietor of the Japan
ese department in Dickinson's Glass
Block and are a marvel of workmanship
and beauty. The attendants were Mes
dames F. D. Parker, J. P. Ball, Geo
Duckett, C. B. Lazenberry, F. M. Wil
liams, Addie Henry, Joseph Jacobs,
Maria Ford, Mrs. T. H. Lyles
and Miss..: Gracie Johnson
all in Japanese costume. The ceremony
was performed by the Rt. Rev. High
Muck-a-Muck Columbus Waidon, in the
Japanese language. After the cere
mony the bridal couple held a grand
reception in the basement sf the church
which lasted until 12 o'clock. The af
fair was a grand success in every way.
Last week Mr. Thomas Powell, Col
ored eloped from Mason City, Iowa,
with Miss Martha Farrier, white, and
married her. They went to St. Cloud,
Minn., where they are stopping at the
Grand Pacific hotfli Mrs, Powell is a.
very pretty, finely developed woman
a.bo,ut 2Q years of age.
TO SEE THEM IS TO BUY.
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