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The governor Qf Kentucky has res
pited William Patterson, the Colored
man, who ism jail in Louisville under
sentence of death for the murder of
Jennie Bowman, a white servant girl,
last April. His execution was set for
yesterday but he will now have a new
lease on his life for thirty days Ac
cording to the dying confession ol Turn
er who was hanged for the murder,
Patterson is not guilty, and his at
torneys hive made a strong fight to
save his neck. If the cast was any
where else than in Kentucky, and the
accused white instead of black he
would haye bpen set free long ago.
Even in prejudiced Loujsville public
opinion is \ery much inclined toward
the belief that Patterson is innocent. It
is understood that a commution of the
sentence is not probable but that the
governor will either grant or refuse a
full pardon. Since there is a doubt as
to the guilt of the prisoner, we hope
the governor mil give Inro the benefit
of it and pardon him. We do not wish
to shield criminals when they are
black any more than when they are
white, but in this case, as in most cases
of the kind, the crime was only a great
one, because the criminal happened to
be a black man and the victim a white
woman. Very much worse cases arise
almost every day in this vast country
and no notice is taken of them beyond
the immediate vicinity of the crime.
One man has been hung for this crime,
who confessed to be guilty and at the
same time confessed that Patterson was
not guilty. If Patterson is guilty, there
exists room for grave doubts of his
guilt, and, if it would be an error on
the part of the governor to pardon him,
at least he would err on the side of
mercy, and 'tis much better that ten
criminals should go fr%9 than that one
innocent man should suffer.
The Ice Carniyal opened lastWednes
nesday with the uaual entry of the Ice
fting and the grand street parade.
There was not the same amount of en
thusiasm displayed as last year and the
year before by the citizens, but the
crowds from other cities were as large
as eyer. The hotels are all full to over
flowing and furnished room keepers are
doing a rushing business. The moder
ation of the weather made the opening
day pleasant for all, and the streets
along the route of the procession were
packed with lookers on. The opening
was an auspicious one and for the re*stamps
mainder of the carnival season new
treats, are in store for each day.
The National Leader made its 'ap-
pearance at the Nation's capitol Thurs
day, Jan. 12th. Magnus L, Robinsdn,
editor, Geo. W. Steward, business mana
ger. The Leader is a six column folio,
ajid th_e managers say jt baa cpipe to
stay. We 40 not knpw that the Leader progress of- the Colored race."
& sf ~Ss4 nfeia-WJ
Sam. Jones, the revivalist, is at work
in Kansas City of course, he finds it up
hill work, but he is making it pay just
the same. Last Sunday he. preached to
6,C00, men only, and lifted a collection
for bis personal benefit amounting to
$3,500. There are many, much more
deserving, workersinthe Master's vine
yard, who are compelled and contented
to live on a yearly-stipend amounting to
bare one tenth of the Rev. Sam's,
single collection. Thev will get their
reward in the, saccharine futurity, we
presume, while Sam., being a rich man,
will, according to the Bible, be in a bad
It will be seen by glancing at our busi
ness heading that we have associated
our brother. Prof. C. F. Adams, with us
as manager of the Chicago Department
of the APPRAL. It is his intention to
look after the needs of Chicago with an
ever watchful eye, and we hope the
good people of that metropolis will
help him to do justice to themselves
and their great city.
The Protective League.
We have received a number of letters
concerning the league, many too long
to publish, We, however give the fol
lowing-as a fair specimen to show that
the matter is receiving considerable at
Minneapolis, Jan. 24th, 1888.
J. Q. Adams, Esq.
Feeling deeply Interested in the pro
gress and success of the Protective and
Industrial Bureau, I write for a copy of
the constitution that I may learn more
of this enterprise.
The ATSPJSAL is duly received each
week with pleasure, and we ?tend to
you our hearty endorsement of its fear
less spirit and manly utterances. A
true., specimen, of^ Minnesota, progress
T. F. GRIFFIN.
The Carnival Edition.
The St. Paul Dispatch Carnival edi
tion is the best thing extant to give one
a fair idea of the Ice Palace and the
carnival. The edition is gotten up in
first class style, lithographed in colors
and contains 28 pages, 16 of them full
page illustrations. In addition there ib
a double page supplement showing the
storming of the Jpe Palace. The read
ing matter is full of information regard
ing the carnival, and taken altogether
makes a very handsome souvenir.
Copies may be obtained at the Dispatch
office on Fourth Street near Cedar for
25 cents each.
Florida? or California?
Now that the winter tourist season
has begun, the question in the minds of
those who are seeking a milder clime
for the cold month is: "Shall I seek
the orange groves of Florida or the de
ligbtlul, spring-like air of California?"
"The Burlington," loving all parts of
our glorious Union equally well, dees
not propose to enter the field asa drum
mer of either state, but rises to remark
that whichever of the two that you may
may wish to go there isno doubtat all by
which route to start. "The Burlington"
by its connections with the justly far
famed "Burlington System" of rail
roads, is able to, take you by its own
line, without change, to either Chi
cago, Peoria, St. Louis, Kansas City,
Atchison or Omaha, which cities you
you can find abundant choice of routes
to either Florida or California. Full in
formation given by applying to any lowant
cal agent or to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen.Estella
Pass. Agent, "The Burlington," St.
Paul, Minn., who will take pleasure in
promptly answering all letters of in
The APPEAL was the recipient last
week of two of Hood's Household Cal
endars for 1888.
From the handsome girl's head, litho
graphed in colors, nicely cut out, to the
the last slip of the pad, Hood's House
hold Calendar for 1888 is thoroughly ar
tistic. Every month is beautifully en
graved, and as each leaf is torn off pre
sents anew and pleasing combination of
color printing. Hood's Calendar easily
leads, the procession. It is nice enough
for any parlor and has so many excel
lent points in arrangement and conven
ience that it must be seen to be appre
ciated. Copies may be obtained at the
drug,stores, or by sending six cents in
to C. I. Hood & Co.. Lowell.
Mass. 4 *JS**~
"Abill Was presented in the senate this
week which will be of national import
ance, if the provisions are carried out
in a non-partisan, unsectkrian spirit.
But it is estimated that the Southern
Democrats, who are usually afraid of
any measures that relate to the -amel
ioration of the Colored race. The bill
is approved by pplored clergymen 5f
the bou^th, who ask for the appointment
of a government commission of both
rfces to inquire into the condition ana
is needed in Washington as the Bee
and the Advocate are sufficient to fill
the bill unless the Leader will prove to
be an improvement upon its predeses
sors. Opposition is not always the life
of trade in the newspaper world. Yet
we believe in the survival of the fittest,
and wisft the Leader the success it de-
Doings of a week in the Great
Served up for the Edification of
w*- orar Readers.
Miss Lucy Lewis, of Detroit, is in the
Mr.D. T. Tanner of Nashville li'in
the city. ^g.
Mrs. Felix Green, of La Salle street
is still quite low.
Mrs. Mary ClaytoiJF*of Dearborn
street, is able to be out.
'Miss Dora Johnson suffered greatly
from sore throat last week.
Bethesda-Sabbatb school will give a
Valentine social, Feb. HtnT
Mrs. Harry T. Anderson who hasthen
been sick is now convaloscent. i
During two and a half years Rev.'
Henderson has married 269 couples.
Last Sunday the weather was so fine
that all of the-churches were crowded.
Mr. Richard Manning, of St. Paul,
laid off a couple of days in the city th|s
Mrs. Elijah Johnson, 3235 Dearborn,
who has been ill with diptheria has re
You can learn German in six weeks if
you join Prof. Adams' class now being
Mrs. Caroline Carr, of Fifteenth and
State streets, has recovered from her
Rev. Anderson, of Richmond, Va.,
lectured at St. Paul's A. M*- E. church
Mrs. Emma Bryant. No. 2976 Dear
born street, who has been seriously ill
The Ideal Social Dancing club will
give a German at Central hall next
Rev. C. S. Jacobs preached a fine ser
mon Sunday morning, taking as his text
"The Lord's Prayer.'*
Mr. Chas. W. St. Clair and Miss An
nie Davis were married last week by
Rev. T. W. Henderson. J,
Among tbose who joined Bethesda
church Sundav night were Mesdames
Cooper, Reese and Mahonev.
Mr. Wm. Morrow and Minnie Lewis
were married on the 191h, at the resi
dence of the bride, Rush street.
The funeral sermon of a child of
Andrew McLain of the North Side was
preached by Rev. Henderson Monday.
Mrs. Lou. Smith, who has been sick
for threo weeks at her residence, No.
3237 Dearborn street, is now convales
"Deacon" Daniel J. Jones and Miss
Mollie Capers, of Moline, were married
by ReV, T. W. Henderson at the par
Among the trustees of Quinn Chapel
recently elected were Messrs. T. W.
Jones and J. Q. Grant, two very promi
If you have an item ofhews you Want
published leave it at Bryant's Estella
Cafe 446 State street, and the APPEAL
man will get it.
The regular monthly church meeting
takes place at Bethesda Monday even
ing. A superintendent of the Sunday
school will also bp elected.
Mc Isaac Barefield says he may be
found with his cab at the corner of
Madison and Dearborn streets, where
he has been for the past five years.
Mr. Ferdinand Conover and Miss
Sarah Cobham were united in marriage
last week by Rev. Henderson at the
residence of the bride on Rush street.
The furnace at Quinn Chapel is now
in good working prder. The congre
gation have complained of cold, but
they were almost roasted Sunday night.
Rev. Anderson, of Richmond, Va.,
preached at Quinn Chapel Sunday
morning. He selected as his topic,
"The Love of God." The sermon was
If you have an item of news you
published, leave it at Bryant's
Cafe 446 State street, or at the
Chicago office of the APPEAL 180 .Clark
St. room 7.
The philosophy section of the Pru
dence Crandall club met Wednesday
night at the residence of-Mr. Loyd G.
Wheeler, No. 2922 Calumet avenue.
"The dawn of consciousness" was dis
Rev. T. W. Henderson Veecbed the
second of his series of sermons, "What
iu to become of the wicked." The third
sermon will be preached to-morrow
nigh*. The subject will be, "The final
end of the wicked."
George Elder, the one-legged Colored
man who has for years sold papers in
front of the Northwestern Depot had
his, remaining leg broken last week.
He was getting on a street car when
he slipped and fell, breaking his legthe
near the ankle. IS?
You can get the APPRAL three months
for only fifty cents- Leave your sub
scription with R. S. Bryant, 449 State
street Prof. C. F. Adams, 2974 Dear
born-street or at the Chicago office,
room 7180tCJark St, and. you will got
the paper prompt'y every Saturday.
ThetyxwcBjufAw***, has more Chica
gonews than any of the papers. It is
for sale at R. 8. Bryant's, 446 State
street, Chas. Landres, 111 Harrison.
T. China's, 33e~30th street, W. 3
Monroe's, 93 E. Van Suren street, F.
M. Goode's, 2552 State street, andaj
& MINNEAPOLI S ^|N,,^UARY 28, 1888.
the Chicago^-office? oil-the paper, 180
Clark street, rbb^p^&M
The Ladies' Building^Association of
Bethesda church, willgifre asocial next
Thursday evening, FipVnary 2nd, at the
residence of Mrs. JimesHy Moody, No.
3209 Dearborn street Admission free.
AlHb*dehcsciesof the season will be
served at reasonable rates, the proceeds
to go to theiitrilding fund. If you wish
to have a good time dnft fail to go&-
The "Old Folk's Concert" took\phiee
at Bethesda churchy Thursday night,
and was really a very amusing affair.
The opening chorus, was, "Ould Lang
Syne," Mr, Turner sang, *Flee as a
bird." Prof. Walker rec|M, Miss Etta
Cooper played a beautiful piano solo.
Mrs. Dicey Smith sang "Take me
home," Mrs Addte Jlcksen recited a
fine selection. Mr. Walter Scott sang,
an old man's song? "Think of me"
came a grand chorus "Dar's gwine
ter be a meetin her to night," after
which refreshments were served.
The Household of Both Ho. lfifwill
celebrate its eighth anniversary at Cen
tral Hall, 22nd St. and Wabash avenns,
Monday evening Feb. & There will be
a grand drill by the Households of
Ruth. Mr. H. J, Smith will deliver an
address* Mrs. Nettie Boudin will read
an essay. A solo with guitar accompani
ment will be rendered by Mr. Reed
and Master Willie Baker. There will
be an address by Mr. Henry Wells.
Mr. Frank Rollins, P. G. M.will be
master of ceremonies. Committee
Mrs. Belle Moore, MissMary Atkinson,
Miss Hannah Brown, lit. Henry Clark,
Miss Emma Atkinson, Miss Nettie
Leber, Mrs. Ophelia Augustus, Miss
Nellie Atkinson, chairman.
Shortly after the Hay market riot the
Tribune started a movement to erect a
monument to the officers who lost their
lives on that occasion. A prize
of $100 was offered for a design
for the same. The cut which
appears in this issue is from the
design which won the prize. It is the
work of Mr Charles F. Batchelder of
the Graphic Illustrating Co., of St. Paul,
who formerly lived in this city and was
a newspaper reporter. The design,
though simple is bold and striking in its
conception. It represents a policeman
standing on a large pedesial, with one
arm extended, and one foot placed a
little ahead of the other. In th,e other
handJS a warrant. On one side is the
simple inscription. "The Law Lives:"
on the other sides will be carved me
Prof. Swing lectured at the Library
Association's rooms Saturday night to a
crowded house. The rooms are rather
small and the people were packed like
sardines in a box^-After some sweet
music, solos by Mrs. J. B. French, and
Dr. C. E. Bentley F. L. Barnett, Esq.,
president of the Library Association,
introduced Prof. Swing, who delivered
a fine lecture, choosing "Utility" as his
subject. As the APPEAL man arrived
rather late he did not hear the whole
of the lecture, but one remark of the
speaker he thought especially applica
ble to some of our old folfta. Prof.
Swing said, "There are numbers of peo
ple who pretend to be very pious they
go through the world with long drawn
faces. They see nothing beautiful in
life they condemn every innocent
amusement. Dancing is* worse than
murder, theatre going a terrible crime.
Yet these same people, should they
happen to he in London or Paris where
they thought"no one of their acquaint
ances would see them, would dance
down the street behind a brass band.
Tuesday night the Godfrey Com
mandery entertainment took place at
the Armory on Jackson street. About
eighty knights in full uniform, were
present, accompanied by their wives
and with the invited guests there were
about.five hundred present. Professor
Scott's orchestra furnished the music,
the numbers-being ihterpersed with vo
cal selections by the Excelsior Quar
tette, the entire first part of the even
ing being taken up with music, while
guests were arriving. At 11 o'clock
the grand march began, headed by Sir
Knights present. Then came the ban
quet served by R. S. Bryant, of the Es
tella Cafe. After the banquet dancing
was continued until 3 o'clock The reno
ception committee consisted of Sir
Knights S.H. Cooper, Geo. Smith, J.
Barber, R. J. B. Ellington, Geo Pres
ton, R. H. Chatman W. L. Darrow and
R. C. Warren. The executive com
mittee. Sh* Knighta J. W. Reed, Alex^
Brown. Freeney, S. Hndhn, Qec
Rucker, J. Campbell, M. Anderson, W.
Sandusky and B. Whitfield. The af
fect wasvoted the grandest of tUe sea*
An Interesting Budget from the
Capitol of the Nation.
The Senate haft been hard at work
during the past few days fcammsring
away upon the Blair education bill.
Shot after shot has been fired into the
republican ranks by the irate demo
crats, who have brought into service
their heaviest gons^ loaded withpre
judice.aimed with skill and fired with
the vindictive spleen, that character
ised them in anti-bellum days, when
they bulldozed all thetimid Republicans
gagged therbrave ones, and outrged the
fundamental principles of free speechTt
Senator Vest, of Missouri, ^cracked the]
party whip long and loud over the- sub-
missive heads of his colleagues fronr the
South, and in the name of prejudice
and precedent bade them bow insilence
while he whipped them back into line.
There are Southern senators in the sen
ate now, who are in favor of the bill
and yet they will vote against it, be
causethey have not the ability to ans
wer their bigoted colleagues, nor the
courage to vote in opposition to their
wishes. If any one desires to see the
double injury of prejudice, he has only
to sit in the senate a few moments dur
ing a discussion in which some great
question like the Blair bill is up, and
see men browbeaten, bullied, taunted,
ridiculed* and denounced} in fact, ev
erything brought to boa", except rea
son, to keep Southern democrats in line
and prevent them from going against
the time honored, blood-stained pre
cedents, that before the war made it a
crime for a slave to read, and a matter
of indifference whether the poor whites
of the South were educated. There is
one thing about the matter, that our
Southern senators seem to forget, and
that is, that you cannot
shut out the
light of the sun without making it dark
for all. Neither can you keep a section
of the cotntry in ignorance without in
juring the whites as well as the blacks.
The Southern states are poorer, weaker,
less civilized more' sparsely settled,
more heavily taxed their people, of
both races, are more ignorant live, on
an average, shorter lives have less lib
erty, and fewer pursuits of happiness
than the Northern states solely, be
cause they willfully and persistently sit
in darkness, scratch their old sores, and
brood over their old miseries. South
ern schools are fewer, poorer taught
and for fewer months in the year
Southern newspapers have fewer sub
scriptions Southern editors have a hard
time Southern njam^acturers (wake
less monev, in fapt4 everything in the
South sickens languishes or dies, be
cause bound in the triple chains of pre
judice, they spend half their energies
trying to suppress the energy of the
Southern blacks. They will learn, per
haps, e'er Gabriel blows his trumpet,
that a chain always runs from the nook
of the master to the limbs of the slave,
that cruelty like an efcotrio ball falls on
its victfin. a.d. then recoils on the head
of its author that the epedemic of
moral depravity is contagieus to whites
as well as blacks and that bad grammar
in the Negro will cause bad grammar
in the Caucasion, that the wealth of the
one will be taxed to make up for the
poverty of the other that the pain
caused to the slave by cruelty is shared
by the master in the degradation into
which its inflection sinks him.
When the ground on which Howard
University stands was appropriated by
the government for such a purpose, it
was of little value and far removed
from the growing part of the city. The
city has come out to it and the govern
ment is building an immense reservoir
by the side of it. In doing this they
were compelled to use some of the Uni
versities ground for which $100,000 was
paid. The college and grounds are
valued at $500,009, besides owning other
property scattered around the city the
University has$140,000 out at 6 percent,
interest per annum. Thus it will be
seen that Howard is the richest Col
ored university in the United States.
One of the shrewdest business men
in the district is the son-in-law of Hon.
Frederick Douglas. Whenever any big
deal in real estate is going to be made
real estate agents usually give a bie
dinner and talk the matter over in a
social way. Mr. Sprague is the only
Coloredman usually seen at such places
and he is as full of native wit as an egg
is of meat, he holds his own and some
fellow else's too. when they begin ,to
As Lamar is confirmed now, he will
will be chief justice in due time, and
then our good Republican friends and
aspirants for the presidency, Ingalls,
Evarts & Co., may live to hear him add
his name tothe already full list of ac
trocious chief justices, one of whom
declared that a Negro had no rights
that a white man is bound to respect,
and another, a Republican, in the year
of grace 1883. declared that they had
privileges that white men were
bound to respect, perhaps it is left for
this* dreamy-eyed ex-rebel to declare
that we have neither rights nor privi
leges that white men should respect.
When Hon. Charles Sumner died,
manv hiaeffects wore sold atauction.
Frederick Deuglas swas a Jarge purchas
er, henow has the same chair in which
the great defender of humanity used
to sit and write many of his orations,,
and histwo sons, Louis and Frederick,
have each a hook ease that usedJo hold
the senator's hooks,
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