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Another week has rolled around,
With its changes among men
But the APPEAL is on hand, as usual.
With a, "Here we are again!" 6
VOL. IV: NO. 12.
Doings of the Past Week in ail
Parts ot the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget.
Miss Mary Britton, )f Lexington, Ky.
is in the city.
Miss Clara Watkins, of InJianapolis,
is in the city.
Mrs. Susie Ousley left Wednesday for
Omaha on a visit.
Mrs. Dora Dehorney, of Indianapolis,
is visiting friends in the city.
You must lead the APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mrs. S. C. B. Magtjire has returned
from a two weeks' visit to Evansville,
A man and his wife can find pleasant
rooms by applying at No. 1709 Dearborn
Rev. A. King has removed his mission
to 2811 State, Emanuel Congregational
Bethesda Sunday school picnic took
place at Jackson park Wednesday. The
little folks had a jolly time
Mrs. M. Morgan, 1461 State St., says
thatBubbins' Great French Oil cured
her of inflainitory rheumatism.
Quit that health destroying weed, to
bacco and cigaretts, and use Colgan,s
If you fail to receive your paper regu
larly, report at office or send postal to
C. F. Adams, 325 Dearborn St., rooms
A first class barber shop for sale cheap.
0 neo the best locations in Chicago. In
quire at APPEAL office 325 Dearborn.
Rooms 13,14 and 15.
Prof. J. H. Garnett ot this city, and
Miss Ida Drake of Jefferson City, Mo.,
were married at the residence of the
bride's parents, Wednesday evening.
A rumor has reached us that Mr. Hen
ry Forte will remain in Cincinnati as he
has accepted a position as advertising
agent for the American Catholic Trib
AH news, notes or articles intended
for publication in the Chicago edition of
the WESTERN APPEAL must be sent to the
Chicago office No. 325 Dearborn street
and not to St. Paul.
The testimonial concert tendered by
Quinn chapel choir to Miss Mary Ander
son, a rising young elocutionist took
place Wednesday evening, at Far well
Hall. The young lady acquitted herself
Don't forget, the picnic by the Colored
waiters takes place next Wednesday,
Aug. 22, at Ogden's Grove. It will be
sure to be a pleasant affair. Take Cly
bourne Avenue cars at Clark and Wash
ington direct to the grounds.
The Union Social Club picnic took
place Tnursdav at Willow Springs and
was thoroughly enjoyed by all present,
especiaHy the lawn tennis match. It
was bound to be a grand success with
Mr. A. L. McDowell at the helm.
The first annual picnic of the Autumn
Club took place at Willow Springs, Tues
day. All sorts of pleasure was indulged
in, including a match game of base hall.
Many tripped the light fantastic toe to
McCosh's excellent music. It will be
Mrs. M. Coleman of New York accom
panied by her husband, arrived in Chi
cago Sunday morning on the C. M. & St.
P. R. R. On the tram just before arrival
Mrs. Coleman gave birth to twins, one a
boy, the other a gnl.and the twain born
Sunday were her first children. The
proud father desired his wife to remain
in the city a few days, but the mother
insisted on continuing their journey
Saturday morning Thomas Walker
who lives at 53 Wesson street asked Jus
tice Kersten lor a warrant to have his
wife arrested. He claims that his wife
arrested. He claims that his wife left
him without sufficient cause. He said
"There was another man paying too
much attention to her, and the other
night I bursted in the door and caught
them both in flagrante delictu."
"Don't you believe that man Judge,"
exclamed the 'wife indignantly. "He
don't know how to tell the truth. Why
he's so low that he associates with low
white trash women." Thomas didn't
get his warrant.
A Procurer Pulled.
William Wisdom, one of the proprie
tors of a Colored minstrel troupe was
locked up Saturday night, under charges
of having abducted four young Colored
girls. He is 22 years old and nearly
white. He has, according to all accounts
been procuring girls for Daisy Day's no
torious house 198 Fourth avenue.
About June 15 it is said Wisdom went
to Cincinnati and there formed the ac
quaintance of Alice Powers, a Colored
girl about 15 years of age. With her he
went to a party and was introduced to
four other girls among whom were Susie
Brooks and Carrie EIHB, 27 years of age.
The Ellis girl was well-educated, bright,
and lived at Dayton with her mother.
Wisdom purchased rive tickets and with
four girls, the youngest 13 years old,
started for Chicago. The girls had no
idea of what they were to do here, but
on their arrival, when Wisdom took
them to the house on Fourth avenue,
there waB a scene. The unfortunate
children begged him to send them
$WW9 W they bad no money to pay tkpir
way. He only laughed at them and the
keeper of the den begged them to re
main. Two of them ran away next day
and secured money from a relative to
The mother of Carrie Ellis has been
searching for her girl for weeks and fi
nally traced her to the den and caused
the police to arrest her and Wisdom
who was in her company.
A goodly company assembled in the
parlors of Mrs. Ferguson, Thursday ev
ening, Aug. 9, at a church social. When
the APPEAL reporter made himself visi
ble, festivities were just commencing
and he had a chance to observe all that
was done. Several fine solos and quar
tettes ware sung and appreciated by the
large company of guests, but hilarity
reached its lieigjht when Mrs. Willie
Sayles recited an Irish selection, "Bid
dy and the Sperrits." Refreshments
were served, and ye reporter departed
well pleased. Boarding a State St. car he
was soon mingling with another huge
gathering ^Jf guests at Mrs. Mays. Al
though rather late he managed to find
out that a really excellent musical pro
gram had been rendered and that all
the girls were full of ice cream. Mrs.
May has evidently revived the lost art
of putting cream where it will do the
community the most good.
Quite a nice little sum was made at
both socials for Bethesda Church.
"STANLEY IN AFRICA."
The APPJBAti makes a Tour
the Colored Districts,
Chicago Sights and Scenes,
How people live when not at church
and not at a social gathering can only be
found out by visiting them at their
homes. A person with an observing
eye and a keen ear can con many an
amusing and instructive circumstance.
Monday, wash day, found Mrs. A.
at home, and undoubtedly she was able
to stay there alone. With her arms bare
to the elbows, she was cleansing an ar
ticle when our manly knock resounded
on th^ pine door.
"Come in!" she squalled.
"I have a little bill to collect for the
"Say, is you de man wha' writes up
dese heah religious articles?"
"Not exactly. A special religious re
porter writes those."
"Well, you reques' dat 'porter to call
on me as I'se got a puddin' ready for
him in de shape of a bald headed
broom. Doan' sen' me dat paper no
However, by praising her baby which
sat squalling on the floor we left her
pleasedand minus 60 cents.
Next we dropped in on Mrs. B. She
had been "rushing the growler" and
her breath was washing the clothes for
her. "Yes, she liked the APPEAL and
the reporter and the collector and most
of all, the editor but was not piepared
to pay. Please call again."
Next door we stepped in upon re
quest, and saw a woman with a skirt on
washing a naked baby in a dish pan,
presumably her bread pan.
"Couldn't we please call that evening
when her husband came?"
Tuesday, ironing day, Mrs. C. was
ironing. We politely asked after her
husband's health, her mother-in-laws'
heath, and so forth, engaging in inter
esting conversation until a smell of
burning caused her to remember that
she had left the hot iron on her hus
band's best shirt. We pleasantly ana
Mrs. D. was in. We sent up our card
and were ushered into the kitchen by a
young girl who had evidently just upset
a pan of mush and milk on her dress.
Our conversation was something after
"Yes,ironwe takeironthe AP-
ironPEALironand like itiron ver
irony well Jenironnie getiron
60 centsironout of myironpocket
book iron on the iron mantle.
Johnnieiron pick up iron that
babyiron there. Bobby iron I
told youironthat knifeironwould
cut you. As she grunted at every stroke
of the iron you may easily imagine how
Mrs. E's husband was sick. When
asked what was the matter he said, "I
think it is cholera morbus, as yesterday
I ate some bacon and cabbage, and po
tatoes and asparagus, and rye bread and
roast beef, and water melon and musk
melon." "Yes," said madam, "my
husband has a weak stomach."
"Wednesday. Stepped in. to see Mr.
X. He didn't want the paper. Quite
sure he ^didn't. His wife coming in
just then and finding out our business
said, "Cal, you don't want that paper.
Tell that reporter to make a gran'
We were preparing to "sneak" when
the husband braced up and said, "Say,
young man, I'm running this house,
bend me that paper one year. Here's
On the corner of two straight streets
ashackly three story frame building
holds about 16 families by actual count.
At least fifty children of all snades
crowded the collector begginng for a
penny. To supply such a crowd would
take our princely salary for one
However, rumng the gauntlet, we
made quite a raise in the way of new
subscribers, *&&***&** v*+1t4
Caught Floating- on the News
Current and Steered into
Our Office by Our
Mr. Charles D. Pedro was recently ap
pointed on the letter carrier force of
Mr. Theodore Young, of Cincinnati,
has beeu appointed to a position in the
Railway Messenger service.
Mr. Robert A. Jackson is aid-de-camp
on the staff of the Department Com
mander G. A. R. New York City.
Mr. Thomas W. Johnson, of Cincinna
ti, has been appointed a tlerk in the
roster department at Columbus, Ohio.
Frank Hart won the 73-hour go-as-you-
please pedestrian contest at Troy N. Y.,
finishing last Saturday night with 295
miles as his score.
Mr. Edward T. Hooper, a member of
the Gray Invincibles of Philadelphia,
has been appointed color bearer on Gov
ernor Beaver's staff.
Dr. J. T. Whitson of the "Catholic
Tribune," Cincinnati, Ohio, when in
Wheeling, W. Va a short time ago,
made a regular Democratic speech.
A Colored farmer in Dougherty Coun
ty has succeeded in making excellent
syrup from watermelons, and thus a new
use is devised for the surplus crop.
There is likely to be a large migration
of Colored people from Florida to Nica
ragua soon. Some who are now there
Bend back very encouraging reports.
The Rev. James C. Chines, of the dio
cese of Trinidad was recently ordained
priest by Areh-bishop Riordon, at Lou
vain. He is the second Colored-Ameri
can who has been ordained to the priest
The Le Moyne school for Colored
children at Memphis, Tenn., is a model
one, apparently. A visitor describing it
says: "Imagine 125 white children up
North remaining quiet without a teacher
in sight. In the Le Moyne school that
number of children are left in the care
of a-monitor, who is responsible for their
safe'and orderly conduct to their recita
tion rooms. A girl kits at the piano, and
at the word from the monitor, strikes
into a march, and the children file out.
How the children are made to behave
so nicely is a mystery."
Caste in Politics.
When the Democrats think his vote is
not needed, the Colored citizen is a plain
"nigger" if the result is doubtful, he is
a "negio," and if success depends upon
his vote he becomes a "Colored gentle
This advertisement recently appeared
in an Ithaca (N. Y.) newspaper: "Base
Ball and baptism.A game of base ball
will be played at Cayuga Lake Park next
Saturday afternoon between the Y. M.
C. A. nine of Ithaca and the Mynderse
Academy nine of Seneca Falls. At the
conclusion of the game will occur the
baptizing in the lake of converts of the
Colored camp meeting."
Aunt Rachael's Malarial Bitter s.
There is no Charlatanism about these
Bitters. Their base is Speer's wine, in
which is steeped Peruvian Bark and
Snake Root. They only require to be
used to recommend themselves to the
mo3t incredulous for the permanent
cure of malaria. They are pure and per
fectly free from any medication, and
pleasant to the taste. For sale by drug
gists and the Aunt Rachael Pad Co.,
Passaic, N. J.
Kans as and Nebraska.
These are by far the brightest and
most vigorously growing of the trans
Missouri States, and the reason of their
exceptional prosperity seems to be found
not alone in the fertility of soil and nat
ural features so admirably adapted to
stock-iaising as well as grain-growing
but also in the thrift, intelligence, and
high character ofthose who settled these
two states. In the quantity and variety
of agricultural productions, in education
al facilities, in public buildings, and
thriving cities they rival many of the old
er states. The "Burlington system"
covers the whole southern half of Ne
braska, and penetrates Kansas both on
the east and north, and "the Burling
ton" (Chicago, Burlington & Northern
R. R.) offers to intending settlers or
travelers the best und quickest means of
communication with the choicest sec
tions of either state. If you are going
to Kansas or Nebraska secure tickets by
The Burlington," to be had of nearest
ticket agent or address W. J. C. Kenyon
Gen. Pass. Agent C. B. & N. R, R., St.
The Minneapolis Exposition opens
next Wednesday with usual ceremonies,
and with a very favorable outlook. Ev
erything that can be done has been
done to ensure a success. The great
show will continue until September 29,
and during the thirty-four days of its
existence the people of 3Innesota and
those from elsewhere who are attracted
to it will find it well worth the visit.
The low price of admission places it
within the reach of the poorest. No
better place than the exposition nor
one that can present so many varied aW
tractions to make an evening pass away
pleasantly and profitable can be found
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHICAGO. SATURDAY.AUGUST 18, 1888.
CAPT. SAMUEL P. SNIDER.
The gentleman whose portrait we pre
sent to our patrons in this issue, scarcely
needs an introduction as, he is so well
and so favorably known in the State of
Minnesota, and more particularly in this,
the Fourth Congressional District of the
State. But the fact that he is a candidate
for Congress from this district, subject to
the action of the district Republican con
gressional convention, is the cause of the
portrait and the following sketch. We
desire that he should become known to
those who do not know him and that
certain facts in reference to him should
be known also.
Capt. Samuel P. Smdei was born in
Ohio in 1845 and came of genuine old
abolition stock. His father was an offi
cer on the Underground Railway and
passed many a poor fugitive from that
worse than Egyptian bondage that exist
ed before the war, to the happy land of
Canaan. He inherited his father's love
for freedom for all mankind, and when
the call was made for volunteers to put
down the rebels who desired to establish
a government with slavery as its chief
corner stone, though only sixteen years
of age, and a student at Oberlm College,
he responded to the call and enlisted in
the 65th Ohio volunteers in 1861.
His company served in Kentucky, Ten
nessee, Mississippi, Georgia and Alaba
ma, and he took part iu tne noted battle
In the engagement at Perryville he
took part, and at Stone River he was bad
ly wounded in the face. At the battle of
Chicamauga he leceived his most serious
wound, being shot through the left long
and shoulder, the bullet passing in dan
gerous proximity to his heart That was
a memorable day in his history. As night
came on he saw his comrades pass him
and leave him for dead, only to be picked
up by the enemy snortly after and held
as a prisoner of war Being reported as
dead Ins name was stricken from the rod
of the company in which he enlisted, and
he never returned to it.
In two weeks after being captured be
was paroled and entered a hoapjtal. There
he remained six months until it was
thought he was sufficiently recovered to
resume duties, when he was tendered and
accepted the captaincy of the 13th U. S.
Colored troops. This was the second
Colored regiment formed in the West
and was one of the most gallant of the
war. In an article in the Century for
May entitled, The chances of being hit
in Battle," the writer refers to this regi
ment stating that The 13th United
States Colored Infantry lost 221 men in
killed and wounded, in one fight at Nash
ville." When Captain Snider accepted
his command ot this Colored company
some of Ins near lelatives ostracised him
and forbade him from entering their
doors again. He, however, was proud of
his position and did not allow the opposi
tion of his relatives to deter him in his
purpose It required considerable moral
courage for a man to accept a command
in a Colored regiment when they were
first organized, but to-day there is not a
single officer living who commanded Col
ored soldiers during*the war that does
not speak in the highest terms of their
soldierly qualities. Captain Snider has
nothing but words of praise for his men
and among the precious mementos of the
war in his possession there is none held
higher than his commission as Captain in
in the U. S. Colored Infantrjr
has handsomely framed and hangs on the
wall of his office in ibe Lumber Exchange
building. During 1864 he saw consider
able service with his regiment in Western
Tennessee, but action opened his wounds
afresh and in the fall of that 3rear
discharged for incapacity. For the next
five years he was a confirmed invalid from
the wound in his lung, and was kept
from work of all kinds.
Capt. Snider came to Minneapolis in
1875 and in 1876 as president of a local
company constructed the Midland rail
road, now the Wabasha division of the
C. M. & St. P. railroad. In 1884 he was
elected as a member of the state legisla
ture from the Thirtieth district, being
the only republican member from a de
mocratic district, having run ahead of
his ticket sufficiently to give a bare man
While a member of the legiglature he
was instrumental and actiy^ jn getting
passed the present railroad law providing
for a railroad commission, and was uni
formally in favor of all railroad reform
looking to lower rates and stricter control
by the state of railroads and corporations.
He was also active in his support of the
soldiers' home bill. The Captain is a
hard worker, a ready parliamentarian, and
able to hold his own in debate, and a
thorough practical business man, and,
should he be selected for the republican
standard bearer there is no doubt but
what he would make a splendid run, and
Conclave of the Grand Command
eries of Ohio at Louis-
A Week of Festivities.
Special to the API EAL
LOUISA ILLE, K\., Aug. 16. The Falls
city has been in a blaze of glory
this week, caused by the Grand
Conclave of the Knights Templar
of the state and jurisdiction, and the
great influx of visitors caused thereby.
Louisville has long been noted as a hos
pitable city and the visitors now here
will testify that they have been treated
right royally. The excitement began
Monday A\ hen the various commauder
ies began to arrive.
Monday morning, with banners float
ing in the breeze, headed by a brass
band and a drum majo-, Godfrey Com
mandery, K. T. marched through the
principal streets of Chicago to the Pan
Handle depot passing the APPEAL office
en route. Two tar loads of excursionists
were carried. The tiain leached In
dianapolis in the afternoon and laid over
for 12 hours to attend a leception given
in their honor by Gethsemane Com
mandery. They were escorted to the
park and received by Gen. Harrison.
The banquet at Tomlinson Hall at night
was an elegant affair. The commandery
reached Louisville Tuesday morning.
ST. GEORGE'S PILGRIMAGE.
Quite surprised were the gallant Sir
Knights of St. George Commandery
when they arrived at Dearborn station,
All available space was literally packed
with people crowding over each other,
pushing and scrambling in thbir endeav
ors to reach the train which was to car
ry them to Louisville. The day coach,
chair car and sleeper were wholly inad
evuate to accommodate the anxious
crowd, so three additional cars were at
tached and their trip was pleasantly
made. Sir Knight R. E. Moore was
train master for the pilgrims. On the
train were the Commandery, Professor
Henderson's brass band, with Ed Bowen
drum major and about 200 excursionists
including some of the leading society
The "boys" had one car all to them
selves and a right jollv time they had
singing, "skylarking," playing cards,
tapping the bottle, etc. The APPEAL
man who acccompanied the excursion
at special request of Sir Knights, noticed
however that no one became disorderly.
In one car a group of good old mothers
and sisters discussed religious matters,
said one "I think it just awful the way
some of them Olivet members is taikm'
about their own church and havin' it
published in the APPEAL.
"Yes, I think they ought to turn 'em
out!" "So do I," said half a dozen voi
ces. The various doctrines of predesti
nation, and sanctification were discussed
also. They they talked of the good old
days "befo' the wah," and what a good
time they expected to have in "ole Kain-
tuck." One sentimental young lady be
gan to sing "Darling I am Growing Old"
"Come down off your perch," said a
naughty young man.
The Colored people had the train and
the few whites who happened to be on
board had to sit on the stoves, or bag
gage as they couldn't find seats.
One good old deacon saw some yowng
fellow sampling the contents of a bottle,
and said, "Lemme see that thing."
Taking jbb/3 battle he took a loag draught
smacked his lips and exclaimed "That's
the regular old Moonshine."
About 2 o'clock things, quiete I down
and the APPEAL had just stretched him
self out for a nap, when he WAS aroused
by a terrific racket in the next car.
Rushing in, he saw some men in a dis
pute and the ladies standing on the seats
screaming. A rough cursed and said he
had as much money as any body. A Sir
Knight wanted to run his sword through
him but was prevented. Kb one was
A kid hid under the benches and tried
to steal his way but the argus eye of a
Sir Knight discovered him and brought
him from his hiding place Finally all
became quiet and the APPEAL fell asleep
and did not awake until New Albany
was reached. A few minutes later the
train rolled into the depot at Louisville.
The Grand Commandeiy ot the State
of Ohio and jurisdiction convened Tues
day at 12 o'clock M. at Odd Fellows
Hall, the following officers at the res
pective stations: Sir Alex Morris,
Louisville, E. Sir C. W. Bell, Cincin
nati, D. G. C. Sir C. W. H. Johnson,
Cincinnati, Generalissimo. Sir Thos.
King, Cleveland, C. G. John Blakburn,
Xenia, G. Prel. H. R. Jones, Knoxviile
Tenn. S. W. J. H. Wadkins, Toledo, O.
J. W. George Fields, Toledo, O., G. T.
Jere A. Brown, Cleveland, G. R. A. A.
Bradford, Nashville, St. B. E. E. Buck
ley Memphis, Sw. B. Sir Joseph Gibbs,
Nashville, G. W. Sir French Moore,
Louisville, G. G.
The Grand Commander delivered his
annual address and the Grand officers
rendered reports of the condition of
subordinate commanderies in their res
pective districts. The standing com
mittees were appointed after which re
cess was taken till 8 o'clock p. M.
The following commanderies of the
jurisdiction were represented:
Zerrubbabel No. 1, Cincinnati, O.
Wilson No. 2, Springfield, O.
Ezekiel No. 3, Cleveland, O.
St. John No. 5, Toledo, O.
laylor Xo. 6, Columbus, O.
Red Cross, No. 7, Cleveland, O.
Xenia No. 8, Xenia, O.
Mt. Moriah No. 10, Memphis Tenn.
Persian No. 11, Chilicothe, O.
Mt. Calvary, No. 12, Louisville, Ky.
Apollo, No. 14, Nashville, Tenn
Palestine, No. 15, Louisville, Ky.
Cyrene, No. 16, Cincinnati, O.
Malta, No. 17, Zanesville, O.
Excelsior, No, 18, Ironton, O.
Messiah, No.20,Knoxviile Tenn.
Visiting Commanderies St. George No.
4, Chicago Godfrey No. o, Chicago
Persian, Birmingham, Ala.
At8 p.m. an exemplication of the
Order of the Temple was had.
A 1 0 o'clock the Grand Commandery
convened and proceeded with election
of officers for ensuing year with follow
ing results: Alex. Morris, E. G. C,
Chas. Bell, D. G. C, Wm. Robson, G. M.
Thos. King, C. G., S. E. Gilman, G. P.,
H. R. Jones, S. W., A. R. Guy, J. W.,
Geo. Fields, G. Jere Brown, G. R.
After adjournment a reception in honor
of the grand commandery of Ohio and
Palestine and Mt. Calvary Command
ries of Louisville by St. George Com
mandry No. 4 of Chicago, at the resi
dente of Sir Knieht Ray, 1119 W. Mad
The floating concert occurred. There
was a steamboat excursion up the liver
and return. Two boats were lashed to
gether and the merry crowd danced to
the sweet music of two excellent bands.
there was a picnic at Kelly's garden.
The various commanderies formed in
procession and marched through the
principal streets to grounds. At 3 p.
Mt. Calvary and Palestine Command
ries gave exhibition diill. At 4 p. m.
(hour of going to press) the Command
ries are drilling for a prize of $100. To
morrow (Friday) evening a grand com
plimentary banquet is to be given to the
Grand Coininanden\ It will take place
at Kelly's Garden.
The most delightful affair which has
occurred lately was a surprise party
tendered to Mrs. R. C. Reynolds at the
residence of Mrs. T. H. Lyles Wednes
day night. The party was under the
direction of Mrs. M. D. Pettis and met
at the residence of Mrs. James A. Tho
mas on Dale street and went in a body
to Mrs. Lyle's, where a delightful even
ing was spent. There were presont: Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Pettes,
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard. Mr. and
Mrs. C. Berry,, Mr. and Mrs.
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ellison, Mrs
F. J. Bradshaw, Kansas City, Mrs. Sa
die Jones, Chicago Mesdames Ben
Hunton, A' G. Russell, Margaret Epps,
J. A. Thomas Misses Ida Gibbs. Ober
lin Mary Hunton, Chatham, Can. Let
tie Wilson, Detroit Ida M.Webb, In
dianapolis Jennie Nelson and Mamie
Coleman, Louisville Nellie Banks and
Laura M. Rone, Kansas City H. M.
Gray, Minneapolis Tazie Thomas, St.
Louis Alice Lawrence, Celia B. Rober
son, Alice Berry, Hattie Johnson, Nellie
Griswold, Mamie Dover, Mabel Berry,
Bertha Heathcock, Cora French,
Blanche Parker Messrs. W. H. Hunt,
Minneapolis C. S. Rogers, St. Louis
James Dover, Willie Francis, Lewis
^Wilson, Ridley, S. Parker,
Chas. Jones, W. Ap and F. J. Roberson,
G. A. Gopden, W. B. Buckner, James
$2.00 PER TEAR.
Return of Revs. L. H. Reynolds
ai Alonzo Brown Ban-
quet to Col. Jones.
Mr. A. King returned from Duluth
Mesdames J. L.'Neal and sister, E.
Earnist, departed for their home in Ill
inois last Sabbath.
Mr. J. J. Duncan was taken quite ill
at his residence 1115 3d Ave. S. last Fri
day, but is able to be up now.
Mr. J. Parsons who was arrested last
week, charged with using indeceut and
abusive language to a white girl, has
Mrs. N. W. Allen passed through our
city on her way to Duluth last week
from St. Louis. She was the guest of
Mrs. F. E. Moore Saturday, Sunday and
Mr. Elliott, of the Y. M. C. A. of this
city preached in the new church last
Sunday evening. His discourse was
plain facts quoted from the Bible. A
liberal collection was given.
Minneapolis people are pleased with
the idea of having the Rev. L. H. Rey
nolds to lead them another year. He
returns today (Saturday) from a visit to
to his wife's mother in Georgetown Mo.
Wednesday afternoon of last week
members of the G. A. R. tendered a din
ner to Col. A. A. Jones at Fisher's Ho
tel. Covers were laid for twenty-four.
Speeches were made by Comrades W.
Smith, K. Harrington and Robt. Wat
son. The colonel gave one of his telling
speeches. The occasion was a pleasant
one for all.
Rev. Alonzo Brown will be retained
for the pastor in charge of the ffirst A.
M. E. church of this city. He came here
last week to fill the place of one who was
to have been their pastor. He intended
coming about the 18th but Rev. Brown
being well acquainted here and well
liked by those who knew him, a petition
was drawn up and steps taken to retain
Col. A. A. 3ones, of Indiana, gave an
eloquent address to 8 large audience who
gathered at Relief Hall last Monday ev
ening. He spoke with enthusiasm which
reached the hearts of the people and
caused frequent cheers and applause.
Col. Jones will speak Friday evening to
the Colored people. To insure success,
to our future leaders, is the mission of
St. Peters A. M. E. church, 5051
Washington avenue south. Sabbath
services: Preaching 11 a. m. Class
12 Sunday school & ^Toung
Peoples Bible Meeting 7*35, p. m.
Preaching 8:15 p. m. Rev. L. H. Rey
nolds, pastor, residence 2190 Tenth
avenue S. Days for* pastorial visits
Monday and Tuesdays. Prompt atten
tion given to the sick.
The success of the St. Peters A. M. E.
will be largely attributed to the faithful
ness of its members, especially Messrs.
J. L. Neal, and C. C. Carter, who have
take the respoasibilities largely upon
themselves and are giving their time,
money, and influence toward its success
HOW IS the crisis of liarcl times -with, the
work, but its standard bearers seem to
be equal to the occasion, with lprge hearts
and determined will.
Last Saturday, while standing witness
ing the solemn memorial burial of our
late general, Sheridan, we were accosted
by a tall man about thirty years old,
with his lady on his arm, and an Ameri
can, too. 'Scuse me, what are they
doing here?" Explaining all' to him,
"Was he a policeman?" came the unin
telligent query. Telling him of the high
standing of the noble general,-his next
inquiry was "O, yes, did he live here?"
Just then the "old veterans" came in
front, with one aged Colored man in the
rank, when the companion of the lady
was heard to Bay, "why, there's a nigger
It is quite frequently now-a-days that
we are disgusted with the contemptible
ignorance of some white people, but in
every instance we can hear them say
Miss Hattie Bail who has been visit
ing relatives this city for sometime
left Monday for Chicago.
Miss Tazie Thomas, of St. Louis, Mo.,
is in the city the guest of Mrs. L. A.
Roberson, No. 533 W. 7th street.
Mrs. S. W. Wilson of St. Louis who
has been the guest of Mrs. W. C. Haw
kins for several weeks left this week
Mrs. William Wilson, wife of patrol
man Wilson died at her residence, 321
Martin street, Tuesday night after along
illness. Her funeral was preached by
Rev. J. M. Henderson at the A. M. E.
church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Everything is in readiness for the
grand opening of the Olympic Theatre
next Monday evening. The Olympic is
as bright and comfortable a place of
amusement of its kind as you will find
outside of New York and the show will
be one of the best we have had. Many
new novelties are to be introduced an
all of the artiste are known to be first
class. We have a big winning card in
"Mjurble River's Parisian Folly Co.. and
MDn Relle Twin Bros. Coterie of Spe-
cialty Stars, Don^ fail to go to see