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VOL. IV: NO. 18.
toinjr of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget,
Ko Colored paper published in the
city of Chicago has ever attained the
cir ulatiou the WESTERN APPEAL now
has. Just seven months old in Chicago
the APPEAL has climbed higher and
higher until now the aveiage regular
bona fide subscription circulation of the
CHICVGO UDITIOV of the APPEAL exceeds
LSVJtt HUNDRED copies each
week- Tin-, it, exclusive of the St. Paul
edition and no account is taken of it in
these figures. The APPLAL has gone
ahead ol all competitors because it is
the peoples paper, fair in its dealings
with eveiybody. It is not published in
the interest ol anv clique The cncula
tton ot the APPEAL IS among Colored
people who have subsciibed for and pay
for the papei. It is not a campaign
sheet circulating gratituoush among its
ib-.cnbers and paid for with ptu*\
boodle. The APPC\L does business on
the square. We have made the state
ment that the average regular bona fide
circulation of the Chicago edition is
more than 1100 copies each week and
we are prepared to prove it. Our books
subscription and mail lists are open to
the inspection of the public and an
advertiser may call at our office,
examine our books and satisfy hiraseli
that our statements are tiue in every
"Cut Hertz from soda to hock
Remember Hertz on election day.
Get your dresses made bv Mis. Partee,
20T) btate street.
Mrs. L. H. Reynolds amved in tin
The Autumn Club reception is to take
place Thursday Oct. 18.
Mrs. Buchanan Lewis 2909 Butterfield
street is dangerously ill.
You must read the APPEU. to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mrs. Lewis Will gave a delightful tea
to a few friends Wednesday evening
Mr. A, Mann of Hot Spnngs, Ark
spent a few days in the city thin week
Furnished loomsfor gentlemen only,
Mis. b. Gant's, 2136 and 21J8 State
vlrs. Emma Reed of Louisville passed
nough the city last week enroute foi
Nice furnished looms for gentlemen
aud ladies at Mrs. Walker, 550 Waba&h
The Ideal Social Dancing school is
a delightful place to spend Wednesday
Good furnished rooms for ladies an
gentlemen at Mrs. Annie Williams, 517
All musical instiuments are taught at
Daymon & Sweres''Academy of Music,
500 btate St.
Mr. \V*m. Liggins of St. Paul was in
the city a few days ago and give the
APPEAL a call.
No Colored man who has a particle
of honor or race pride will vote tor
Hert/5 for Coroner.
The Colored \oters will scratch Hertz
and so will the foumdana\ ums. Thingt,
look bad lor the Dane.
Two nicely furnished rooms to rent to
man and wife or single gentlemen at
Mis. N. J. 0,Niel's 25o0 Butterfield.
Mrs. Stephen Hopkins of Louisville is
in the city the guest of her son W.
Stephen Hopkins Jr., 3116 Butterfield
If you fail to receive your paper regu
larly, report at office or send postal to
Adams, 325 Dearborn St., rooms
Miss Edith B. Fossett of Cincinnati
who has been the guest of her sister
Mrs. Geo. W. Hamilton leaves shortly
Mr. Jno. V. Bell who has been doing
the ornamental plastering on the
Auditorium has gone to Des Moines to
work for a couple of months.
Hon. Jas. A. Hill, of Vicksburg, Miss.,
candidate for Congress from the famous
'"Shoestring" district was in the city this
week and favored the APPEAL with a
The Colored people of Chicago in
tend to down Hertz on election day.
I this great work they have the as
sistance of the Scandinavians. Hertz
Mr. John J. Goode of Washington,
C. who is spending a few weeks in
the city is a great Sunday school worker.
Last Sunday he addressed Bethesda
school on "Moses."
Subscribers of the APPEAL should noti
fy the office in case of change of address,
so as to receive the paper regularly.
Send postal to C. Adams, 325 Dear
born St. Rooms 13,14,15.
At Bethesda Sunday night Rev. E. L.
Scruggs delivered an eloquent sermon
and Miss Anna Ridley of Nashville,
rendered some of her sweetest songs.
A large congregation were present.
Mrs. T. A. Powell has returned from
Quincy where sne attended the meeting
of the state grand lodge of Illinois of U.
B. F. and S. M. T.
Mrs. D. S. Scott, of 856 W. Madison,
who has been visiting her mother at
Van Wert, O., returned home last Satur
day accompanied by her sister Miss
Mr. Virgil Rittman of Niagara Falls,
arrived in the city last week and joined
his wife who has been here several
weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Rittman will live
at 2974 Dearborn street.
Lillie Smith, a Coloied woman, was
brought mto the Desplaines street sta
tion Tuesday night in a very violent and
During the night she made several
attempts ta~end her life, and Lieut.
Beck ordered her shackled.
Mr*. Lizzi Trent, a Colored
Dressmaker Shot by a Un
Account of (lie Terrible Deed.
A cowardly and unprovoked murder
occurred about 8 o'clock Monday night
at 2440 Deai born street, a young woman
being shot and instantly killed in her
own sitting room. Her name was Mrs.
Lizzie Tient, a dressmaker, doing a
thriving business. The murder is sup
posed to be one of three young men
who were \ibiting her duiing the eve
ning. Shoitly after half-past 7 o'clock
people living up stabs and next door
heaid screams, followed almost im
mediately by two pistol shots. After
some minutes' delay neighbors located
the sounds, and upon entenng the
rooms of Mrs. Tient in the basement
saw her lying dead on the floor with a
bullet hole in her left temple and an
other in her light cheek. The fiist
bhot had undoubtedly killed her, but
the muiderer, to make sure of his woik,
had stood oxer her and fired another
bullet into her upturned face. The
police found an adjoining room a
10-yeai-old boy, Lee Jordan, who was
bick in bed with ie\er. He said that
he was asleep in a room off the front
sitting room and was awakened bv the
ii-poit of the pi&tol. He sat up at once
ind through the uooi saw a tall Colored
man wealing a silk hat thioughto
tne lear door. He called to Mrs. Trent,
but leceivm^no answer became flight
ened and kept btill until the police
A great many letters were found ad
dressed to Mrs. Trent and to Mrs. Mur
doch bigned "Cooney" and J. Mur
doch Fiom them it was learned the
woman at onetime lived with a man
named Murdock as hi-, wife, but they
had sepaiated some months ago. In the
crowd attiacted by the shooting were
Robert ^mith and Joseph Robeits, who
niioiined the officers that they had been
in the house a shoit time previous to
the bhootmg and were locked up. They
called together to the house, but Mrs.
Tient was absent. After waiting a shoit
time she came in with a man known as
Mulkins, a borse-tiainer.
ER John Walden, the supposed
murderei, has surrendered himself but
The South Park Building and Loan
association will have a public meeting
at the Congregational Church at 2811
State street, on Tuesday evening, Octo
ber 2d. All those wishing to connect
themselves with the association will
have an opportunity to do so and on
that evening there will be speaking and
singing and a festival for the benefit^of
John G. Jones.
Miss Allie Gra Walsh 437 State street,
rear, is in seareh of information as to the
whereabouts of her father John Walsh,
or mother, Mrs. Nettie Thompson,
or her sister, Ida Thompson or uncles,
Charles, Fred, and John Anderson. She
was born at Columbus, Ohio, and stolen
from her parents at the age of six. Any
information will be gladly received oy
All news, notes, or articles intended
for publication in the Chicago edition of
the WESTERN APPEAL must be sent to the
Chicago office, 325 Dearborn street, and
not to St. Paul.
Mrs. Ann Chavis, who has been the
guest other son Rev. Jordan Chavis for
several months leaves to day for Carmi,
111., where she will reside with her
daughter Mrs. Harrison.
The chairty benefit given by John
Jones Lodge So. 7 at Central Hall Mon
day night was a success artistically and
financially. Addresses were made by
Revs. Henderson, Chavis, Reed and
Reynolds. Mrs. C. C. Lewis and Mr.
Johnson sang. At 12 o'clock the floor
was cleared and all joined in the dance
A respectable sum was realized for the
yellow fever sufferers.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wood, of num
ber 80 Ann St. celebrated their crystal
wedding Thursday eve., Sept. 20th.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
J. Chavis. The parlors were beautiful
ly decorated with flowers for the occa
sion. The presents were numerous and
beautiful. After the ceremony every
one present indulged in a general con
versation and refreshments were served.
SUNDAY IN CHICAGO
And the Manner in which it is
Observed by Some Colored
Windy City Wickedness.
The regular Sunday festivities of
Chicago were started late Saturday eve
ning. The opening overture was given
in a State street restaurant. One young
gentleman of color performed an obli
gato with a razor, slashing off the ear of
his friend with whom he had a quarrel
about a girl with short hair. During the
symphony, which was rendered in B.
flat, all in the restaurant had to C-sharpV
The mirror was bioken, chairs, tables,
beefsteaks and pies were thrown about
in wild confusion.
A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY.
Mrs. Kelly hit Mrs. Williams over the
head with a soup ladle. Mrs. Williams
being too small to cope with her anta
gonist threw baby Kelley into a tubful
of dirty water. Mrs. Kelley screamed
and. lamteOL. .A. policeman, rescued ttve
baby and locked Mrs. Williams up.
"SO DEY WUDN'T HOLLER."
"Tug" Wilson and Chas. Henry were
arrested for chicken stealing Sunday.
Henry is a little Colored lad, just up
roin the South, and hardly released
from his kind mother's apron-string.
He died, I didn't go foh to steal, sah,
'Tug' he jes handed dem ere chickens
ober de fence and I jes put my finger on
dere necks so's dey wudn't holler."
KILLED THE OLD VID'S CATS.
An old maid living out South had
James Smitfi airested Sunday for killing
her cats, She complained that almost
e\ery evening Smith strolled down the
street near her residence with a big bull
dog hunting cats. Smith said his dog
wasgamey and must have exercise.
WANTED TO DIE.
Lucy Lewis a pretty Colored girl em
ployed as a domestic on the North side
attempted to kill herself Sunday by
taking a dose of "Rough on Rats." A
doctor and stomach pump saved her
CARTEFt THE CAR'S ER.
Geo. Carter living on South Clark
street, slashed his better half with a
lazor Sunday because his dinner was
not cooked to suit his aesthetic taste.
Geo. dines on bread and water now.
Pl.AYLD FOR THE POLICEMAN.
"You. jes' lemme 'lone, Mesta.li
P'leecernan. I'se got a call to preach
de gospel, and I'se got it lieab. an' l'se
got it now."
"I tell yez ye can't preach no gospel
ner nothin' else de park. Dis ain't
no church ner no synagogue. Yez jest
move on, or I'll run yez m."
The Colored man was obstinate and so
was the Lincoln Park policeman. The
Colored man finally dropped on his
ees to pray for the gray-suited officer.
This was too much. "Git affyer knays
ei I'll ciack yer pate, ye saddle coloied
coon," yelled the irate Irishman.
But the Colored preacher was not to
be mtimadated. He piayed for that
officei as for one of the lost children of
Israel. Divine grace was asked for the
ignorant foreigner, who was puffed up
with a little btief authority. Down came
the policeman's heavy hand, but the
Colored preacher wouldn't stop, and he
was finally taken into the Halsted street
There is to be a grand raffle for a fine
beaver overcoat worth thiee hnndred
dollars at Snow den and Beasley's saloon
JSO 480 State street next foaturcluy Sept.
29th. The coat may be seen at No. 217
Miss Hatcher in Fernande.
It is with pleasure that we announce
that Miss Emma G. Hatcher, America's
Colored emotional actress will appear
at Freiberg's Opera House, on Monday
evening October 1st, in the emotional
drama "Fernande or Miss Multon".
uiss Hatcher will be supported by Miss
Henrietta Vinton Davis and the Win
ter Wood company. Admission 50 cents
including dancing. This will be one of
the great events of the season. Be sure
Hew Bishop in Town.
Bishop Cornelius Lennox of the
Evangelical Mission has arrived in
Chicago. He hails fioin Jackson, Mich.
In conversation with an APPEAL re
porter he said: I am in Chicago to
make arrangements to remove my paper,
'The Evangelical Mission Star' from
Jackson to this city. I don't think
there is a single Colored member of
my denomination in Chicago but I
imagine I can do well here. My paper
has a "circle" of 1500 in the city Jackson
alone and if I come here I think I can
easilv double it. It's published month
ly. I was formerly in the Zion Metho
dist Church, but they were not able to
give me bread and fish so I joined the
Evangelical Mission aud now I have
plenty to eat and good clothes to wear.
"The Old Man Eloquent."
Frederick Douglass, the greatest orator
of the century was in Chicago a few
hours last Sunday during which time he
was the guest of the APPE L. Mr. Doug
lass was accompanied by Mr". Chas.
Morris a younz man from Louisville and
together they are stumping Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois and Michigan for Har-
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHICAGk SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1888.
rison. Mr. Douglass
is as hale and
hearty as ever notwithstanding his great
age. Mr. Douglass waft greatly pleased
with the wonderful progress of the
APPEAL in Chicago and elsewhere.
"Young man said he," I wclL remem
ber the BULLETIN which you formerly
published in Louisville) and of which I
was a subscriber. I was a well edited,
enterprising sheet. I remember your
enterprise in publishing in full my
speech made at the Louisville conven
tion in 1883, the next day after its de
livery, a feat never accomplished by a
Colored newspaper before or since. Mr.
Douglass was enroute for Michigan,
where he has five appointments for the
week. A delegation of personal friends
and enthusiastic admirers came to the
depot and bade the da^jjinguished gen
tleman adieu when he ieffton the Grand
Trunk train for Cassopolis.
What is Goinj* on at Different
Churches of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
Rev. J. E. Thompson has returned
Rev. W. G. Reed occupied the pul
pit at Olivet Sunday.
Rev. Knight. A. E. preached Sunday
morning at St. Stephens.
One hundred and seven took sacra
ment Sunday afternoon,
The Lord's supper was administered
at St. Stephens last Sunday.
Rev. J. D. Smith preached at the
Presbyterian church last Sunday night.
A new church called the Evangelical
Mission will be startedVhe'-e it is
Rev. E. Thompson leitiVmday for
Norfolk, Ya., to attend a convocation of
Quarterly meeting at Allen Chapel,
Sunday. Omnibusses leave Quinn
Chapel at 1 o'clock. Round trip 30 cents.
Rev. Meredith of Xenia who has been
called to the pastorate of Providence
church preached his introductory ser
mon last Sunday morning.
St. Paul's Sunday School under the
supermtendency of Mr. J. D. Bryant
continues to improve. j,I has the
laigest membership of any in the city.
Next Sunday will be Review Day at
Bethesda. A line progiam of dialogues
addresses and solos has been arranged.
Teachers and pupils agree to make a
thank offering of one cent for every
vear of their lives.
Sunday Sept., 30th will be devoted for
the purpose of raising the amount of
money due Rev. Reed by the Trustees.
A special invitation is extended to all
friends and well wishers to assist.
Rev. L. Reynolds, Pastor B.
Williams, Sec Trustees Bethel A. M.
A large and appreciative audience
greeted Rev. L. Reynolas at Bethel
last Sundav evening. His subject was
"Pastoral Duties." The choir rendere
some excellent selections. The pastor
and his officers have mapped out such
a line of work as will place Bethel in its
proper place in the front rank* among
the churches of the city. Strangers
visiting the city are cordially invited to
attend and are assured a hearty wel
come. The young people if they desire
to hear able, thoughtful and logical
preaching as well as fine music are
urged to attend while the older mem
bers and friends will always find a warm
welcome and food for hours of reflec
tion in its services.
Autumn ub\s Oo. ning.
The Autumn Club will inaugurate
the season of 1888-9 with a ladies recep
tion which will be held at Arlington
Hall, corner of Thirty-first street and
Indiana avenue. Invitations will be
issued this week. All ladies receiving
invitations must present the card ac
companying, at the door in order to
The Autumn Club.
Ideal Social 's Soiree.
The monthly soiree of the Ideal Social
Club took place at Central Hall, Wednes
day night. A large number attended
and all in all it was a delightful affair.
Everybody received a beautiful souvenir
Numbered cards will also be given at
the October and November soirees.
The person holding the lucky number
will receive as a prize a large white
fruit cake handsomely decorated. The
cake will be presented to the fortunate
ticket holder at the Christmas party
which will occur Christmas eve.
Bible WineDr. John Ellis.
A leading writer on the use of Bible
wines proi ured a bottle of Speer's un
fermented Grape juice and subjected it
to a chemical test. did not find a
trace of alcohol, and after referring to
it in his boot on Bible wines says that
"Here, then, we have an un ermented
wine actually in the market, which the
writer thinks is far more palatable than
fermented wine, and is unpolluted by
leaven. Many religious societies are
using this wine, and there is no reason
for continuing to use a leavened wine
while there is a unfermented wine
already iu the market." Sold by Drug
gists. I'V^V Zk\ Z*
THE SAINTLY CITY.
Republican Primaries To-night
The Lyles Grand Recep-
Ramsey Colored Club.
The Primaries for
The County Convention
Will be held this evening
Between five and seven o'clock
Be on hand sure and be sure to vote
The Arabian nights at the Grand this
afternoon and to-night.
To-day and to-night are the last
chances to visit the Exposition.
Mr. Oscar S. Sanders left Monday for
a trip to Louisville his old home.
This afternoon, to-night and to-mor
row night Camille, at the Peoples.
There were a fair representation of
Minneapolitans in the city last Sunday.
Mrs. Charles Sweed left the city last
week for California to permanently re
Mrs. G. W. Hall leaves to day for a
trip to Chicago, thence to Omaha to
spend the winter.
Mrs. T. R. C. Taylor of Warrendale,
presented her husband a brand new
baby girl last Sunday.
Mrs. Sarah J. Hubbard enroute to !bt.
Louis from Spokane Falls passed
through the city last Saturday.
When you ar hung^ go to the "Del
monico" No. 378 Minnesota street and
get a first class meal for 2 cents.
Mr. Charles Wilkens has moved his
family from North bt. Paul to tne city,
and now resides on Norris street.
The Wabasha street bridge will be re
constructed at a total cost of 152,069.
The bridge is to be ready for use by the
first of next April.
The Republican county committee
held a lively meeting last Monday, all
the members were present or rep
resented by proxy.
Mrs. A. J. Bell one day last week
presented her husband the first enstall
ment of an interesting family in the
shape of a bouncing girl.
There is no better place for gentle
men to get furnishing goods, hats, caps
etc., than a Pannell C\J Balie's No. 412
Jackson. Best goods at lowest prices.
Mrs. M. W. Lewis, the fashionable
hairdresser, leaves to-day for New York
via Chicago. Mrs. Lewis lias a piece of
ha'r work in the Cincinnati Exposition
that is said to be the best thing of the
kind ever made in this country.
Mass will be be said at the Colored
Catholic church next Sunday (to-mor-
row) at 9.15 a. m. every Sunday there
aiter until further notice mass will be
said at 10:30 a. m. The usual instruc
tion by Father Shanley will take place
in the evening. All are invited.
Mr. H. C. Hopewell, has opened a
temperance billiard parlor in the Skid
more Block on Fifth street between
Minnesota and Robert streets. He has
two fine tables and keeps a good stock
of cigars and the young men of the city
will find the Skidtnore Palace" a
pleasant place to spend leisure hours.
The grand opening took place last night.
If you have good reason to go else
where, why not go to Benedict's at
"Seven Corners" to get your furniture
and house furnishings. will sell
cheap and on the installment plan. He
wants your custom and asks for it
through the columns of the WESTERN.
AI PEAL because he knows that all the
first class Colored people of the city take
\t and read it.
Mrs. W. Davis, of Keokuk, Iowa,
arrived in the city to join her husband
who has been here for several months.
Mrs. Davis is a lady possessed rare
literary ability and is a newspaper
writer of note and formerly was an oc
casional contributer to the WESTERN
APPEAL over the nom de plume "Aunt
Peggy." She will undoubtedly be a
valuable acquisition to St. Paul society.
The lovers of music will have an op
portunity to enjoy it at the Grand
Opera House during next week when
America's favorite Miss Emma Abbott
and her great company will appear.
The repertory is as follows: Monday
evening, "Mikado Tuesday,*'HTrova-
tore Wednesday matinee, "Chimes
of Normandy Wednesday evening,
"Bohemian Girl Thursday, "Norma
Friday, "Rose of Castile Saturday
matinee, "Carnival of Venice Satur
day evening, "Le Part du Diable."
Mrs. A. Hawkins, who keeps a
restaurant on the corner of Sixth and
St. Peter street bad her house visited
by the police last Saturday night and it
proved to be more of a house of prosti
tution than a restaurant. L. H. Hill,
Frank Clark, George Wilson, Ca me
Everett, Katie Wells, Louisa Robinson,
Mary Deems, Mary Johnson and Con
Clayton were captured. Mrs. Hawkins,
Carrie Everett, Louisa Robinson and
Mary Deems were given twenty-four
hours to leave town, the otners plead
guilty and were fined 15 each. We
hope the moral spasm will continue nntil
it wipes all such places off the face of
He isor perhaps rather was, for he
is almost of the pasta peculiarly
American product. Hardy, courageous,
pelf reliant, and rugged in his honesty
the country owes to him not only the
opening of rich and productive lands,
but that enlargement of domain which
has made room for thousands fleeing
from the poverty and despotism of the
Old World. Their histories are illu
minated with brave and romantic deeds,
but they are gone, and the "pioneers"
of this age are the railways. Among
them "The Burlington" stands pre
A Pioneer in Management,
A Pioneer in Equipment,
A Pioneer in Fast Time,
A Pioneer in Sure Connections,
A Pioneer in Popularity,
and a purchase of tickets bv "The Bur
lington" will orove all this and more to
Ask your local agent for tickets by
"The Burlington," or address W. J. C.
Kenyon, Gen Pass. Agent B. & N.
R. R., St. Paul, Minn.
Handsome Legacies Left to Col
ord People and the Orphans
Home by a German.
Miss Carrie Green is teaching near
Mr. H. Beam, of Bloomfield, was in
the city last week.
Bishop T. H. Lomax, D. D., left for
Knoxville, Tenn., last week.
Rev. R. Anderson, of Henderson,
left for Knoxville, Tenu., Tuesday.
Mr. J. B. Meaux, of Hardinburg, who
has been visiting his sister, Miss Pauline
McAfee, has returned home.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of the APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffei
on St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Rev. W. H. Chambers, returned from
a flying visit to Columbus, Ohio, last
week and left Thursday for Lebanon,
Miss Susie Beekley, of Hardinsburg,
who has been visiting her sister Miss
Josephine Beckly, leturned home Satur
Prof. W. H. Perry, principal of the
Eastern night school, nas started a class
in book-keeping with Prof. Simpson as
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board than at
Mrs. Matilda Brown's" No. 509 We=t
The Colored, people in large numbers
attended the meetings held by Mrs.
Woodworth the evangelist, in the tent
coiner ot Book and Oak streets.
Mr. Weir, a prominent German of
this city, whose will was probated re
cently in the county court, left Mr.
Richard Wilder, $2,500 Mr. Chas.
Jackson, SI, 00 and 1,500 to the
Colored Orphans Home.
At the aunual meeting of the Consoli
dated Lodge G. U. O. of O. F. held last
week, Mr. Chas. Spaulding as reelected
president Mr. John Young, vice presi
dent Mr. J. H. Kean, treasurer Mr.
N. N. Newman, -ecretary vice W. H.
The Helena Daily Herald has the
following to say of the advent of Rev.
Scott B. Jones:
"The Colored citizens of Helena are
extending a cordial welcome to Rev.
Scott Jones, who has been assigned
to the pastorate of the African Methodist
congregation of this city. Mr. Jones
comes from the Iowa conference over
which Bishop John M. Brown presides,
and good words are spoken of the man
sent to serve the cause of religion here.
The new pastor has a field in Helena
unoccupied by any pastor of his race and
we expect the best of results will fol
low his establishment here. A place of
worship will soon be secured and his
work commence in earnest."
Miss. Jennie J. Jackson celebrated
the 21st anniversary of her birthday on
the evening of the 19th inst. at Sun
River Crossing by giving a dinner
party, which was a great success. Invi
tations were extended to many of her
Fort Sh friends and everyone seemed
to enjoy himself, the dinner was a
success and the twenty-two persons that
were seated aiound the festive board
did justice to the choice viands spread
before them. Ater dinner was served,
dancing begun and lasted until the
wee sma 'ours. Many toasts were said
in honor of the hostess and all left
wishing her a long life and many
pleasures. A. B. C.
Nothing at any watering place makes
6uch a pretty picture as the regular
morning appearance of the Colored post
man at the United States Hotel, Sara
toga. is hired by the house, and
wears a uniform and carries a handsome
black leather mail bag hung from a
strap over one shoulder. appears
just when the garden porch is filled
with ladies listening to the band. They
cluster around him and peer over his
shoulder and stand on tiptoe, all trying
at once to see that he does not pass
those by for whom he bas letters.
James James, a Colored man is said
to be the oldest man living. I is
claimed that he was born near Dor
chester, S. CM in 1752 and is therefore
136 years old.
$2.00 PER YEAR.
Emancipation Day at the Great
ExpositionHarmony in St.
During the season of the Minneapolis
Industrial Exposition, there have been,
days set apart for all classes of people
except the "Jews and Indians" not
withstanding that, all are welcome every
day. A day has been set apart for
every representing branch of industry.
We have repeatedly seen on our streets
great possessions of people parading
with bands of music and a corps of
police in their van, "marching to this
great Exposition" in response to invita
tions sent to them as a token of courtesy
to a certain profession or people. A
the opening of this Exposition the
managers have expended a great sum
of money to bring appropriate attrac
tions for the people during their season,
In most every incidence the people
have responded, without any great ex
pense to the Exposition, and further
this Exposition is not owned by one or
two persons. It belongs to the people
of this great Northwest, according to the
amount they have invested in it. W
do not know how much of it is owned
by our people, but hope that we have
an equal share according to our popula
tion. VVe, as a people should in\ est in
enterprises of this kind even if individ
ually it be but little, but as an aggiegate
it will make a showing. I think that,
as a people we should not only follow
the examples of others, but should have
a way ot our own and make that way a
bulliant one. So when it comes our day
to make a showing let us shine, whether
it requires an effort or not. We did not
turn out this year as we should to a
duplicate invitation as to otheis for a
special day at the Exposition although
the follow ing program were most excel
lently rendered. There were scarcely
one bundled Colored persons present,
but one of the largest crowd of white
people of the season.
The male quartette of this city, con
sisting of Messis. AV. J. Floyd, E
Demoss, W. H. Caswell, W. H. Nichols,
sang "Old Fashioned Homestead." Mr.
J. Q. Adams was then introduced and
read the Emancipation Pioclamation.
The St. Paul quartette consisting of
Mrs. W. H. Clay, Miss Bertha Heath
cock, Messrs. J. H. Luca and W. A.
Hil\ard. then did themselves and peo
ple credit by their singing.
The speaker of the day was then in
troduced as the Boy Orator of the
Northwest, Rev. J. M. Henderson, of St.
Paul, who spoke with enthusiasm and
eloquence. Had Douglass stood the
same place he would have done no
more. The male quartette then sang a
medley, "Oaly a Dream of the Old
Home." Prof. H. Jones, then rendered
a cornet solo, accompanied on the
piano by Miss Lulu Griswold, of St.
Paul. and received a great deal of ap
The St. Paul quartette then closed the
exercises by singing. "Sweet and Low"
and received the compliments of Mana
ger Palmer that it was certainly sweet,
but not very low. After the exercises
refreshments were served to the partici
pants of the program. VVe thank sin
cerely the persons who responded to
our request in making the event a suc
Mrs. Wm. Smith and Mr. H. S.
Rhodes, were to have sung a duet, but
owing to the absence of Mr. Rhodes it
To-day and to night are the last
chances to visit the great Exposition.
There are three Colored sabbath,
schools in the city and all are doing
Mrs. C. H. Webb of Demoines, Iowa,
is visiting iu our city the guest ot Mr.
and Mis. R. Coleman.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Miles, of Duluth
were in our city last week the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Jackson.
Miss Emma Gilespie is visiting her
sister Mrs. Chas. Mason, of this city,
having arrived from Milwaukee last
Mrs. A. Taylor and Miss M. Walker,
who are said to be the oldest settlers of
the State are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
The Exposition closes this week with
all of its attractions. We can now ask
all of our readers to visit the scenes of
"Jerusalem on the Day of the Crusific
tion of Christ," exhibited in the Pana
rama building on Fifth St. and 1st Ave.
Mr. J. Wallace of Hastings, was in the
city last week, having come up Satur
day to be present at the Exposition on.
Emancipation day. We are glad that
race pride is so instilled in a number of
our people as to permit them to come
such a distance to assist us.
Rev. C. H. Thomas, of the St. i eters
A. M. E. preached wonderful sermons
Sunday morning and evening last. The
people have become consolidated in
believing that "God knows best" and
that the venerable Bisoop J. M. Brown,
bas certainly used wise discretion as to
their church affaiis.
Rev. Thomas has a family of three, a
wife and two children. A girl of eighteen
summers and a boy of fifteen.
The St. Peters A. M. E. Sunday School
is beginning to revive into active work
again. To-morrow will be election of