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STILL AT THE HEAD!
The People's Paper,
VOL. IV: NO.7.
Doings of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL' 3 News Budge t,
The APPKAL rejoices iu its steady,
substantial growth. Although but an
infant in Chicago it has crtstriped all
Colored contemporaries in the race for
popularity and now stands at the bead.
For some time we have been cramped
ior room so we have removed from 180
Clark street to the new and elegant
Como Block No. 325 Dearborn street
between Van Buren and Harrison
street. The Como Block has just been
completed and is one of the most mag
nificent structures in the city of Chicago.
The APPEAL has secured a suite of front
offices, Nos. 13 Hand 13, on the second
floor. In our new quarters we'll have
room to spiead ourselves and do better
work foi the people's paper. The sub
si nbers and friends of the APPEAL are
icud'ally invited to Wbit us in our new
and cheerful offices, 13, 14 and 15,
Como Block, 325 Dearborn street.
We Are now
In the Como Block
feiute 13, 14,15325 Dearborn.
Drink Zozone, the new health drink,
The Souvenir L. and* M, Club, gave a
basket picnic July 4.
The Waiters Union sent two cooks to
Fort Riley, Kan., this week.
You must read the APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mrs. R. E. Battise leaves for Windsor,
Can., the latter part of this month.
The price of the WESTERN APPEAL is
52 per year, 60c. per three months.
Buy your drugs and medicines at
Ebert'b pharmacy, cor. State and Polk.
Mr. Parker Alexander is iu the city
visiting his sistev Mrs. Fannie Moody.
Mrs. Addie Henry and Miss Bertha
Heathcock, of St. Paul, are in the city.
Mrs. Julia Goodrich, of St. Louis, is
in the city the guest of Mrs. T. W. Hen
Mr. J. D. Smith is now emploved as
engineer at the reform school on Indi
Mrs. Annie Miles, of Milwaukee, is in
the city the guest of Mrs. L. Jones, 2974
Mr. James H. Smead, of Holly
Springs, after a pleasant visit left for
home Sunday night.
Miss Mary Morris, of Cleveland, who
has been visiting friends in this city,
left Saturday for home.
Miss Hattie Starks of Wilberforce,
Ohio, is in the city for the summer the
guest of Mis, James Moody.
An informal reception was tendered
Miss Ida Thomas at the residence of
her brother Mr. J. T. Curry.
If your wall paper is soiled have J.
E. Brown, 2021 Dearborn St., clean it
and you can't tell it from new.
The Garden City Literary and Social
Club, gave a very enjoyable basket
picnic at Garfield park, July 4.
Miss Fannie Hall's benefit Monday
night at Quinn Chapel. Be on hand
and assist a worthy young lady.
Knights of Labor Assembly, No. 8286,
will give a picnic at Ogden Grove, Wed
nesday, Aug. 22. Don't miss it.
Mrs. Walker, 550 Wabash avenue,
first fiat, has nicely furnished rooms
for gentlemen. Call to see them.
Mr. Sol Taylor and son Leroy, spent
the week in Springfield, running a bar
ber shop in the First legiment encamp
Bubbins' Great French Oil cured me
of rheumatism, from which I had suf
fered for 8 years, in six weeks' time.
Mrs. Butler'508 State.
Parents' Teachers* Persuade the
boys to quit cigarettes and tobacco and
useColgan.s Taffy Tolu substitute. It
makes a clean, sweet mouth and sound
Miss Paulina Parish was married to
Mr. J. Harry Simpson Monday night at
his residence corner of Fourth and Van
Buren. The reception took place
On account oi our greatly increasing
'businesswe have removed our offices to
Como Block, 325 Dearborn street.
Persons having business with us will
take due notice.
The Autumn Club will give a grand
picnic at Willow Spiings, on Tuesday,
Aug, 7th. The well known character
of the gentlemen composing this or
ganization makes it an assured success.
Tickets 75 cents.
Mrs. WillianiL! A. Bruce and her
mother-in-law, Mrs. H. Bruce, of Wash
ington, D. C left last Tuesday for St.
Louis to spend a couple of weeks,
thence to St.Paul where they will be the
guests of Mrs. J. K. Hilyard.
Mr. J. H. Kennett, one of our most
popular young men has gone to Hot
Springs, Ark., for his health to remain
about two months. Rumors are afloat
that a charming cousin of Mrs. E. J.
Harris has been the cause of his fre
quent visits to that lady's house. Wonder
if its true?
A grand entertainment will be given
for purpose ofgetting regalias for House
hold of Ruth, at Central Hall. The
Household will turn out in white
dresses. The Patriarchal Divisions, No.
10. will drill. A splendid programme
has been prepared. Music by Prof.
Henderson. Committee of arrange-
mentsMrs. B. Hyde, Pres., Mrs.
Mrs. Downs, Mrs. Jones, A.
Newsome, Treas., R. W. Brown, Sec,
Mrs. R. C. Manley, Manager* All
members in full regalia admitted for
half price. General admission 50 cents
hicldren 25 cents.
"DE SUN DO MOVE."
Rev. John Jasper, the Famous
.Richmond Preacher Visits
The Appeal calls on Him
"After a through lnvestigashun
And a heap of meditashuu
We want top me to dls here nashun
Daf'de Snn do Move"round (11B whole creashun
When the APPEAL man called on Rev
erend John Jasper the noted divine
Tuesday, he was cordially greeted by
the venerable gentleman. He is the
guest of Mrs. Bryant, 3552 S*ate. "I am
glad to see you Mr. APPEAL" said Rey.
Jasper. "You see these daily papers
have misrepresented me and my lan
guage. It is true I am not an educated
man, I am no grammarian, I never
went to school a day in my life, but I
know the English well enough to ex
press any idea I wish to convey." Rev.
Jasper.b language in making this state
ment was as perfect as that used by the
average Southern white man. "What
is the object of your visit to Chicago?"
asked the APPE\L, "I am trying to raise
money to complete my church in Rich
mond. I need $17,000. I was born in
Tluviana county, Va July 4, 1812 and I
am theiefore 76 years old. I was con
verted in 1839 and began to preach in
1840 and I am now pastor of the Sixth
Mount Zion Baptist church." "How
about the Sun theory?" "Well, I am
eupported by the Bible. I am not an
astronomer but I believe what God says
in his holy work. Now to prove what I
say I'll give a few quotations from the
Psalm cxiii, 3: From the rising of the
sun unto the going down of the same.
Psalm 1, verse 1: From the rising of
the sun unto the going down thereof.
Malachi 1,11. For from the rising of
the sun even unto the going down of
the same. My name shall be great.
Ecclesiastes 1,5: The sun also ariseth
and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to
the place where it arose.
Judges xiv, verse 18: And the men of
the city said unto him on the seventh
day before the sun went down.
Joshua, x, 12, 13, 14: Then spoke
Joshua. Sun stand thou still.
Isaiah, xxxviii, 8: So the gun re
turned ten degress.
"Do not these prove that the sun
moves." The daily paper reporters
should be heartily ashamed of the
lies they have writted about Rev. Jas
per's language which is just as good as
Southern white people use. "May God
bless you and your paper and may you
do great good for our people," said the
aged preacher as the APPEAL man bade
Miss Lulu French after a visit of two
months to Mrs. J. T. Curry, left for Be
Miss Lizzie Earl leaves this week to
spend two months with her parents in
St. Joe, Mich.
Mrs. J. W. Jones arrived from Cana
da Tuesday and is now at her former
residence, 365 Thirtieth where she will
A first class barber shop for sale
cheap. One of the best locations in
Chicago. Inquire at APPEAL office 325
Dearborn. Rooms 13,14 and 15.
Mrs. Geo. C. Booth, of Wyandotte,
Kan., and her sister Miss Tennie Mc
Lynn, of New Haven, Conn., are guests
of Mrs. H. J. Webb, 6252 Morgan st.
Mr. W. H. McWill celebrated his
56tu anniyersary Monday evening at ais
residence 2924 Dearborn street. Mr.
W. H. Jackson presented him a crayon
portrait of himself also one of Miss Hen
rietta Vinton Davis.
Thomas Van Blake, a waiter at the
Woodruff Hotel, had a difficulty with
Andrew Waters another waiter. He
reached for his revolver and began to
club Waters over the bead with it when
the pistol was discharged and Van
Blake sank on the floor dead. The fun
eral sermon was preached by Rev. Hen
At the annual meeting oHbe Autumn
Club, held Monday night, the following
officers were elected: R. A. Giles,
president W. B. Cross, vice president
J. T. McDowell, manager H. C. Drake,
master of ceremonies C. H. Harrison,
treasurer T. W. Lee, secretary Board
of Directors, F. L. McGhee, W. B.
Cross, H. C. Drake, Y. B. Moore, D. P.
Wednesday evening, Mr. and Mrs.
Edmunds gave a very pleasant enter
tainment at their residence, 377 Clark
street, to a few of their many friends.
The house was beautifully illuminated
and tastefully decorated with choice
flowers. Music, dancing, fireworks and
refreshments were the order of the
evening an^dan enjoyable time was the
What is Going: on at the Differ
ent churches of the City..
Grand Rally at St. Stephens, Sunday,
The choir of Bethel expects to give a
Last quarterly meeting at St. Paul's
Quarterly meeting took place at Beth
el last Sunday.
Rev. Williams,of Allen chapel preach
ed at St. Stephens.
Rey. Jacobs pieached the sacramental
sermon at Bethel Sunday.
The ladies church league met Thurs
day night, at Rev. Knight's.
Rev. Sheen's topic Sunday morning
was "The precious Blood of Jesus."
Despite the rainy weather last Sun
day the churches were A\C11 attended.
The Iowa conference of the A. M. E.
church convenes at Oskaloosa, 'Aug. 1.
Rev. C. H. Sheen, of Demerara,
preached Suuday morning at Quinn
Jacobs at night.
Rev. Henderson preached Sunday
night on "Heaven, its Inhabitants and
Revs. Reed, of Bethel, and Hender
son, of Quinn chapel, will exchange pul
pits Sunday morning.
Sunday services at St. Thomas church
have been changed from 7:45 to 4:30
p. m., until further notice.
The St. Paul church picnic will take
place at Jackson Park, July 24. All
scholars free, others 25 cents.
The benefit to Miss Fonnie Hall takes
place Monday night at Quinn chapel.
Let there be a good attendance.
The face of Mrs. Randall nee Miss
Jennie Martin is missed from the chapel
cnoir. At liome spending the honey
At Bethel church Sunday Rev. Trevan
preached in the morning Rev. Jacobs
in the afternoon and Rev. Sheen in the
Rev. Jacobs preached the funeral ser
mon of Mrs. Ellen Dunson Sunday at
10 o'clock at her late residence, 123
St. Paul's Sunday school is the largest
in the city, having four hundred schol
ars. Mr. J. D. Bryant, superintendent,
is doing a good work.
At Qninn chapel Sunday night Mr.
Delaney, son of M. R. Delaney, render
ed a beautiful sacred solo. Bishop Ar
nett's son presided at the organ.
Rev. Sheen will lecture at Bethel
next Monday night, subject: "Richard
Allen, the founder and the first bishop
of the A. M. E. church. All invited.
Mrs. Agnes Moody is practicing a
number of children for the closing exer
cises of conference year. The enter
tainment will take place at Quinn rhap
el Monday evening July 23.
The Star concert at Bethel Monday
night, was a success, especially the
sketch. "Bad Whiskey," hy Mrs.
Sayles, and Frank Waring. Their de
linations of Irish, characters are superb.
A dramatic entertainment by Miss
Henrietta Vinton Davis, for the benefit
of St. Luke A. M, E. church, Engle
wood, -will be given at St. Paul's church
Wednesday evening July 18. Tickets
Tuesday night, a committee of ladies
presented to St. Pauls church a beauti
ful communion set of solid silver, to
gether with table and linen. The com
mittee was Mesdames Mattie B. Myers,
Emma Barbour, Alice Harrison, Louisa
Britton, Lizzie Matthews, Laura Green.
Amanda Somers and Miss Sarah Cary.
Africa and the Africans.
Bishop William Taylor of Africa lec
tured on the above theme at the First
Methodist church Tuesday evening A
large audience enjoyed the lecture
which was free.
Rev. Thomas Talks.
Last Sunday morning after the ser
mon, Rev J.F.Thomas, of Olivet church
said, "The WESTEBN APPEAL is publish
ing complete reports of all our church
doings. I would like to know who is
giving the information. Some members
are doing it, and they should be ex
cluded, but no, you would not tnrn
them out for there are others here do
ing worse and yet you allow them to
stay in church, The APPEAL isa first
class reliable paper, and what it pub
lishes is true every word of it. I in
tend to take the APPEAL as long as it is
published and I trust you will all take
it and be informed of your own doings.
I am going to see the editor tomorrow
and find out who the informer is."
Chicago and St. Louis.
Two prominent cities of the West are
those whose names head this paragraph.
Chicago, the chief marvel of city growth
in America, fifty years ago only a small
fort on the frontieran Indian trading
post in a swamp-now known all over
the world as a wonderful emporium of
commerce and a busy hive of industry,
whence nearly a million workers ad
out thei to be ail na-
ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS AND CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1888.
"early days" when the HSea of France
claimed dominion over the Mississippi
Valleynow sitting a commercial queen
the center of a vast r&8*commerce,
and sentinel at the gatewy*of the great
and growing Southwest, a city of wealth,
intelligence and solid worth, much
talked of as a future location of the
National Capitol. These are worth a
pilgrimagethey draw tfcpusands of
visitors, and "The Burlington" has its
own line iuto both oftbem so buy your
tickets by that line, or write to W. J. C?
Kenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent, B, & N.
R. R., St. Paul Minn.
TH E ZEUMW*"'
The Wedding: of Mr. Charles
Black and Miss Mary E Pol
lard, the Social Event of
Season in Duluth.
Contributed by John I. tee.
The grandest social e\ent of the
season was the pretty wedding of Mr.
Charles Black and Miss Mary E. Pol
lard, on Wednesday evening, July 4th,
at the residence of Mr. J, N. Richey.
The groom is a native of Dresden, Can.,
and a nephew of Mr. Richey. The
bride is from Richmond, Va., but for
the past two years has been the conpan
ion of Miss Lillie Ricehy. She is of
petite form and has large black eyes
that add to the expressive beauty of
her face, and genial disposition. The
groom is highly respected by all who
know him. The ceremony waB per
formed by Rev. A. W. Ringland, of the
First Presbyterian church. The bride
wore a handsome white satin gown full
train, pearl neclace, bracelets and white
slippers and carried a bouquet of
flowers. Miss Lillie Richey, the brides
maid wore white satin, entrain, satin
slippers, diamonds, natural flowers.
The groom and his best man wore the
regulation dress suits As the bridal
party took their places in the parlor
while the sweet tones of the wedding
march lingered in the air, the scene
was a beautifully one. After the cere
mony the friends present extended
their congratulations. Some excellent
music and singing was furnished by
Messrs Burrows, Little and Davis of
Detroit. After partaking of the ele
gant wedding supper, dancing was in
dulged in until the wee sma hours.
There were a large number of presents
given as follows: Mr. and Mrs, J. M.
Richey, cooking stove and utensils J.
I. Lee, tea set T. H. Taylor, parlor
lamp Mr. and Mrs. J. Gwathney, fan
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Monroe, perfume
set Miss Lillie Richey, doz. Napkins:
Miss Mattie O'Brien, hand mirror W.
E. Foster, silver caster: Mr. and Mrs.
L. H. Whipple, Shakespeares works
complete Mr, and Mrs. H. Johnson,
doz. silyer spoons Mrs. Spencer, fruit
dish Miss Julia Richey, salt and peper
cruits Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Leopold,nap
kin rings Messrs French and Rainer,
center table J. M. Waughn, silver
holder Mr. W. Matthews, set knives
and forks Mr. and Mrs. Will P. Black,
water pitcher and finger bowls. The
entire affair was admirably conducted
and all present had an excellent time
and left wishing the young couple long
life and much happiness.
Mr. Granderson Smith and Miss Alice
Johnson were joined in matrimony on
Thursday, June 28. at 8:30 p. m., at the
residence of the bride, No. 609 Broad
way. Rev. John Frank performed the
ceremony. There were only intimate
friends and relatives present. The
bride wore delicate blue silk, lace over
dress natural flowers and diamonds.
The attendants were Misses Lydia
Johnson and Emma Welch and Mr. G.
Buckner. After the ceremony all par
took of a bounteous repast and shortly
retired to their homes. Presents were
received as follows: Miss R. Hosh,
diamond earrings Mrs, Johnson, lace
bed set Mrs. A. J. Lipscombe, astragan
rug Mrs. M. Smith, curtains L. Carter,
water pitcher Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Ford,
sheets James Mitchell, handkerchiefs
Mrs. Mary Rice., table cloth Felix
Johnson, towels Mrs. W. Leonard,
tidies Miss Bessie Simmons, tidies,
toilet set, pillow and bolster shsmsjMiss
Emma Welch, washstand set G. Buck
ner, and Miss Clark, brass cuspidors
C. W. Watts, toilet set Mrs. Mary
Potter and daughter, set fruit plates
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Wilds, set fancy
glasses and cuspidors Geo. Ghegan,
bohemia water set M. Rivers, fruit
bowl, peper and salt box Miss Hawk
ins, parlor lamp Miss Annie Miller,
brie a brae, Mr. and Mrs. Board, plush
mirror Miss R. Rice, brass tea tray
Miss Katie Hosh, water set Mrs. Cor
nelia King, cut glass cream dishes and
bowl Mr. and Mrs. Felix Blakey,
Going to the picnic? What picnic?
Why the Sunday School Union picnic
on Monday July 23 at Riverdale, 111.
A nice cool grove on the Illinois Centaal
Railway twenty miles from Chicago.
Refreshments on the .grounds. Go
with us and we promise you a good
time. Trains leave the Illinois Central masters,
Depot foot of Lake street at 9:30 a. m.
sharp, stopping at 22rd, 31st, 35th and
39th streets. Round trip tickets, 50c.,
children 25c. W. C. Phillips, President,
J. B. Simms, sec. F. W. Rollins, supt.
of Olivet A. Dorsey, supt. of Bethel
J. Lewis, supt. of Quinn chapel^
THE SAINTLY CITY.
of citizens. Th
Odd Fellows picnic. Revival
of Unele Tom's Cabin.
Multum in Parvo.
There will be only one picnic Aug. 1.
Mr. George Duckett has returned
Mrs. Brice Taylor, of Kansas. City,
Mo., is in the city.
Take home a box of Colgan's Taffy
Tolu Gum. Perfectly deliciousr
Mrs. Homer De Leon, of St. Louis,
Mo.,is in the city to spend the summer.
See Peil No. 37 East Seventh street
before you buy your fine shoes, A dis
count on priceB.
Mr. A. A. Cotton returned from
California Saturday and left Sunday for
Mrs. Lizzie S. Morris, of Louisville,
Ky., is in the city visiting n% daughter,
Mrs. T. R. C. Taylor.
Mr. Hezekiah Parker,of New Orleans,
father of Mr. F. D. Parker, arrived in
the city last Saturday.
Mrs. J. K. Hilyard and Mrs. L. A,
Roberson left today for a short trip to
Young America, Minn.
Mrs. Lucy F. Dandridge, of Minne
apolis was in the city this week the
guest of Mrs. Emma GJover.
Mrs. J. C. Berry and daughters, Alice
and Mabel, left Wednesday for Lake
Minnetonka, to spend a week.
Those wishing to have a good time
and a day long to be remembered will
be on hand Aug. 1, at the Odd Fellows
Uncle Tom's Cabin will be presented
next week by the Boston Ideal Uncle
lom's Cabin Co. cor. Oak and Walnut
Miss Mary Hunton, of Chatham, Ont.,
and Miss Lettie Williams, of Detroit,
Mich., are in the city, guests of Mrs. P.
Mrs. Charles Butler left last Tveek for
Chicago, thence to Richmond, Ind.,
and Cincinnati,Ohio. She will be absent
about two months.
Miss Laura Rone, of Kansas City .Mo.,
arrived in the city last Saturday to
spend the summer. She is stopping at
Mrs. Jas. Banister's.
Mr. J. K. Hilyard, Grand Lecturer of
the Grand Lodge of Iowa, left Monday
to attend the meeting of the Grand
Lodge at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Remember the entertainment by the
Little Maids From School Wednesday,
July, 25th, at Pilgrim Baptist church.
Every body is going to be thero.
The bull frog is no nightingale,
Although he tries to sing
But the Odd Fellow picnic Aug 1,
Will be the proper thing.
Mis. Addie Henry and Miss Bertha
Heathcock left for Chicago last Satur
day. Miss Heathcock returns tomorrow
Mrs. Henry will extend her trip to St.
Excursions from Chicago, the picnic
week, will help to'swellthe number that
will attend the Odd Fellows picnic. Ev
ery body come and bring your children
and have a good time.
Six special trains will run to and from
the Odd Fellows picnic Aug. 1. Re
member this, you may return on any
regular as well as special train on Odd
Fellows' round trip tickets Aug, 1.
Every body watch for the street par
ade Wednesday morning Aug. 1. The
Odd Fellows headed by Millard and
Thyles Consolidated band enroute to
Minnetonka Beach for the grand pic
Father Shanley will preach at the
Colored Catholic church Sunday even
ing. His subject will be, "What the
Catholic Church teaches in regard to
Purgatory." The sermon promises to
be verv interesting and instructive.
All are cordially invited.
Crow ded houses have been the rule
at the Peoples Theatre to witness "Our
Boys." Next week every night and
Sunday and baturday matinee the great
drama "East Lynne" will be presented.
This is one of the best plays put on the
stage and will doubtless draw large
The Colored citizens held a mass
meeting at the district court room last
Sunday afternoon for the purpose of
making some expression in regard to
the outraging of Mrs. Julia Payne. The
meeting was largely attended and quite
harmonious. Strong resolutions were
adopted condemning the crime and ex
pressing confidence in the administra
tors of the law. A collection amount
ing to 12.70 was raised and presented
to the suffering woman. _,
Little Maids From School.
People are constantly on the lookout
for something new and the Little Maids
From School purpos giving |the people
of St. Paul something new at Pilgrim
Baptist cnurch on Wednesday evening,
July 25th. The organization is com
posed entirely of young misses still in
their teens assisted by several young
There will be charades, tab
leaux, dialogues, choruses, solos, quar
tetts, sextetts, octetts, etc.. etc., under
the direction of Mrs.- -T. H. Lyles,
assisted by Miss Lulu Griswold. Those
who will take part are Masses Vodie
Roberson, Cora Jackson, Mamie Dover,
Nellie Grigwold, Mamie Seely, Maudie
Conway, Birdie Miller, Mable Berry,
Florence Scroggins. Dora Lewis and
Hattie Shepherd Masters Eddie Henry,
Jessie Bowman, Charlie Miller, Charlie
Parker, Willie Frances, Arnie Hill,
stage manager. At the conclusion of
the exercises a festival will be given
under the charge of the Bee Hive com
mittee. All are invited to come and
help the little misses in their noble
effoit. Tickets may be obtained from
either of the persons named herein and
a valuable prize will be given to the
one selling the most tickets. Price of
tickets only 15 cents.
THE RAILWAY PORTERS.
The United Brotherhood
North America in Session
The United Brotherhood of Railway
Porters convened in Bryan's Hall, 446
State street, Tuesday, at 1 o'clock. The
opening remarks by Master Porter, M.
P. Miller, were felicitious. Mr. D. E.
Beasley, the secretary, enrolled the
M. P. Miller, Chicago.
A.W.Bragg, St. Paul.
W. C. Day, Boston.
Enos Bond, Chicago.
D. E. Beasley, St. Paul.
M. A. Charles, Boston.
Edward Grigsby, St Paul.
M. W. Caldwell, Chicago.
Adjourned at 2 o'clock.
The brotherhood convened Tuesday
evening at St. Paul's church. After
singing "Blest Be the Tie that Binds,
Mr, W. H. Johnson, Master Porter of
Garnett Lodge of Chicago, delivered an
address of welcome. Grand Master
Porter James P. Miller then delivered
his annual address which was a masterly
effort, full of logical reason delivered in a
happy style. Mr. Miller is a very pleas
ing speaker and the address was thor
oughly enjoyed by all present. Mr. Mil
ler said "The Brotherhood of Railway
Porters was organized for a moral pur
pose, to encourage higher associations
for the porters and habits of economy.
The position of porter, though lowly,
should be filled by a gentleman. Some
of the porters now employed are thieves,
gamblers and frequenters of the lowest
dives. There are virtue destroying
sharks on the cars who offer the porters
from $5 to 25 not to see them carry
out their hellish plans and, I am sorry
to say, the bribe is often accepted. The
company cannot rid themselves of these
men unless they have the co-operation
of the honest porters. Taking off Col
ored porters and putting on white ones
would be swapping a little devil for a
We don't believe in strikes, what
what would be the use. If we'd strike
a black army one thousand strong from
the hotels and barber shops would take
our places. We are our worst enemies.
It is a shame and disgrace that our Col
ored papers do not receive better sup
port than they now get. Let Colored
men remember when they are shouting
about golden slippers and "White
Wings" that God intends they should
do well here. Get education and mon
ey and all will be well."
The Grand Lodge opened in due form
with prayer by A. W. Bragg, Commit
tee on credentials appointed. Bro. E.
B. Fink moved that the present officers
be retained duiing the session. Car
ried. Roll call of delegates came next
and the following answered to their
names: Enos Bond, J. E. Morgan, A.
W. Bragg, D. E. Beasley, Edward
Grigsby, L. W. Dickerson, S. L. Jones,
A. A. Matson, E. B. Finks, H. W. Val
entine, W. W. Caldwell. Reports from
Boston, Baltimore and St. Paul lodges
were received and adopted. Edward
Brisbane, P. N. Valentine, Enos Bond,
A. A. Matson, L. W. Dickerson were ap
pointed a committee on naming a lodge.
The Grand Lodge convened at 10 a.m.
with M. P. Jas- P. Miller in. the
chair. After opening in due form the
following officers were elected.
Jas. P. Miller, Grand Master Porter.
H. N. Valentine, 1st Asst. G. M. P.
D. E. Beasley, 2nd Asst. G. M. P.
J. B. Taylor, Grand Chaplain.
J. E. Morgan, Grand Treasurer.
Mack W. Caldwell, Grand Secretary.
W. C. Day, Grand Marshal.
Garnett Lodge Reception.
Garnett Lodge No. 1 gave its first re
ception at Central Hall Thursday even
ing. The grand entree occurred at 9 p.
m the music being furnished by Prof.
Rutherford's orchestra. The dance was
thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Mrs
Enos Bond was master of ceremonies.
The Douglass Music School.
Prof. Jas. H. Johnson, the well known
teacher of the violin, will organize a
school for the study of music, the
languages and elocution. It will be
known as the "Duoglass School
of Music and Elocution," which name
was suggested by the APPKAL when
Prof. Johnson asked our man for a
name for it. Only the best teachers
will be employed and the results will,
of course, be the best.
Kept Her Word.
Sister Belle Davis did just as she said
she would do. Monday night she told
the APFKAIJ man she would whip Bro.
Geo. W. Gray. Tuesday night she met
the good brothex at church and gave
him a smacking. Bro. Gray took his
medicine like a Uttle man.
THE WESTERN APPEAL
Has The Largest?
CIRCULATION. $2.00 PEE YEAR
A young lady appointed to a
office. Kinky hair made
straight. Fine music.
Miss L. Chavis is visiting in St. Paul.
Go to Mrs. Geo. Williams for yir
Mr. H. Hurst has returned from
Mr. Chas. Johnson has returned from
"Work is progressing rapidly on the A.
M. E. church.
Mrs. C. L. Hunt left Thursday for an
extended visit to the East,
Beware of counterfeits! Always call
for Colgan's Taffy-Tolu Gum.
Messrs C. H, Standsul and A. Todd
left Tuesday for Yellowstone Park.
Considerable preparation is being
made for Mars Lodge picnic Aug. 1st.
The social at Zion Baptist church
Wednesday was a very enjoyable affair.
A petition is being prepared asking
conference to return Rev. L. H. Reyn
Remember Altman & Co. are leading
the city in bargains. Young men should
Thieves broke into Mr. Geo. Brodie's
barber shop last Monday night and stole
a lot of tools.
Mr. Jeffrey and son have returned to
Winona. They were guests of Mr.
Remember the People's Theatre and
their Sunday excursion to Lake Minne
tonka. Don't miss it.
Miss Jessie Gilispie and brother
Charles have returned to Milwaukee.
They were guests of Mesdames Mason
Those wishing to promote the growth
of their hair and those wishing curly
hair made straight should call on or ad
dress Mrs. Lucy Dandridge No. 625
Third Street South-
Remember the old fash.ioned#festival
at Freya hall Tuesday night. This is
this is the last grand effort of the stew
ardesses of t. Peter's church before
conference. Let everybody be on hand.
Admission only 10 cents.
Miss Jennie Napier a graduate of our
high school has been appointed to a
clerkship in the office of register of
deeds to succeed Mr. M. W. Lewis, re
signed. There is no doubt that she will
fill the position with credit.
Rev. T. L. Johnson, ex-missionary to
Africa and at present financial secretary
of the Baptist Missionary Association
spoke to a large audience at Mrs. Farr's
store Monday night. He anticipates
giving a public address soon.
St. Anthony Lodge will give a pubhc
installation on Friday, evening July 20,
at Plummers Post Hall, corner of Wash
ington and 1st avenues N. Let every
body go and see what they can't see at
a circus. The mystic and imposing
ceremonies of the Ancient Order of Odd
On Tuesday evening July 24th a musi
cal entertainment will be given by the
choir of St. Peter's church at Freya hall
for the benefit of the organist, Miss
Alice Gordon. She has done good,
faithful work without compensation and
deserves a big turn out. A fine pro
gram will be rendered.
The orchestra which came here from
the East recently is a fine organization.
The members are Messrs R. J. Cole, R.
D. Jones, B, F. Burton, C. C. Anderson,
M. Johnson, John Leavis, M. Harris.
P. Roberts, Syens, Theo. Nelson. They
will probably be engaged for the season
on the steamer Belle of Minnetonka.
We will heartily join with
the St. Paul people in celebrating the
1st of August at Minnetonka Beach.
We think the managers of the Odd
Fellows picnic mean to do all right, and
the young men of this city such as W.
R. Rogers, Jasper Gibbs, Frauk Rober
son and F. E. Wilson will support them.
Mr. Joseph Waddell is endeavoring to
separate the people on that day and we
do not tbinK it right. He is not a leader
of the people in any sense.
W. R. ROGERS.
Odd Fellow8 Hall, Wabasha street
between 3rd and 4th streets, opposite
Grand Opera House. For societies,
balls, sociables, festivals etc., etc., at
reasonable rates. Inquire of
F. D. PARKER, Chrm. Committee,
The most worshipful masonic lodge of
Iowa elected the following officers Wed
nesday. J. K. Hilyard, St. Paul, grand
master C. S. Gomer, Cedar Rapids,
deputy grand master J.S.Martin Much
akinock, sermon warden E. P. Banks,
Des Moines, junior warden A. S. Fox,
Keokuk, grand treasurer S. E. Gillaim,
Keokuk grand secretary.
Garnett, Club Attention.
The members of the Garnett Club and
all good republicans who wish to be
come members are requested to meet
at the Lincoln Club room, corner of
Fifth and Minnesota, Tuesday evening
at 8:30 o'clock for the purpose of mak
ing arrangements to attend in a body
the grand Harrison and Merton rati
fication meeting in Minneapolis on
Tuesday July 17th. Every body is in
J. Q. ADAMS, Pres.
i^-f- L. V, GRAY, See,