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Published Weekly
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J. Q. ADAMS, Editor.
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paper on sale.
The addres? piesented to Gen. ITairi
sou, Thursday, the 14th inst., by dele
gates iiom the Southern States, was an
able paper and oppoitunely in the light
direction. Without doubt, so tar as we
as ii race are concerned, the position,
that calls for utmost caie in the selec
tion ot a worthy and efficient man to
perform its duties, is the Attorney-Gen
eralship. That the Negio's interests
should be so considered as to call the at
tention of the President-elect to this
member of his official family, and that,
emphasis, is a cause
n. The gentlemen to
inison, on the mission
weie lepieseutative in
perfoimed their duty
themsehes and their
^ourso, it now remains
kind of a man we will
have foi out next Attorney-General.
Howevei, at thi.s stage of the proceed
ings, we aie bound to a^mit that om
friends, at Indianapolis, hit a luiid lick
and that in the light direction. Give
us the piooer man for youi legal adviser,
Mr. Ilariison, and the Solid South is a
thing of the past, that iorever. So
mote it be.
The "Windom boom seems to gain
strength daily and it is generally eon
ceeded that Hon. William Windoin is
again to direct the financial policy of the
government. Ifappointedwhich seems
now to be a foregone conclusionhe will
be accordited to Minnesota, where he
belongs, though doing business in New
York. His appointment will be very
acceptable to Minnesotians generally.
His short career as Secretary of the
Treasuiy ga-se evidence of his sound
views on the financial questions affecting
the country, and he will have another op
portunity to give us the benefit of them.
The Snpieme Court of Tennessee has
done the square thing, by a unanimous
decision tbat the governor cannot be re
strained from issuing a certificate of
election to Mr.' .Evans, the Republican
ngressman-elect in the Chattanooga+bapti?ed
^^tricte^T&is assures a Kepublican
^rit ForNhe opening of the next
House, without somx unforeseen
cident occurrs,
The recent experience of Mrs. Taylor
at Memphis, should silence all scoffers
at the bustle. This lady has proved
that it is a giand and glorious success as
a life preserver. She fell down the
elevator shaft at the Clarendon Hotel a
distance of thirty feet and escaped with
a slight sprain of the wrist, She landed
on her bustle and it saved her.
It is reported that a number of the
leading men and ministers of the A. M.
15. Church will call on President Harri
son soon after his inauguration, and
speak in behalf of a proper recognition
of the race. This church claims to rep
resent at least two millions of the race,
and can, no doubt, exert a powerful in
fluence for good.
The Negro Press Convention meets in
'^hi''^ city, March 5, at the
Teh. We'are a power
V, one of our papers
vted in this conven-
tion. An unusually interesting pro
gramme of exercises is to be presented.
The John A Logan, Second Ward Club
of Chicago, is to be congratulated for
endorsing Dr. C. II. McCallister for re
election to the position of South Town
Clerk of Chicago. "Mao" always was
"good as gold" in everything he under
took. We know him of old.
Grover the Great, is getting in his
work, paying off old scores and healing
up old sores, lie only has an even
dozen days to do his doings, and he will
have to hump himself to getthrough be
fore he walks the plank.
To the Colored editors of the United
States: Hear the address of welcome
which Hon. John M. Langston will de
liver at the National Press Convention,
March 5.
The editor of THE APPEVL will be un-
able to be pi esent at the Press Conven
tion but. we will be represented by an
abler man, Rev. J. M. Henderson,
The Colored office-seeker is quite
numerous, and the "Negro Problem" in
that diiection will trouble the incoming
administration not a little.
Chicago is not in the soup, by any
means, but will furnish the man to make
the soup at the White House, for other
folks tf^get in.
President Harrison will have four
moie states to contend with than any
other piesident has yet had.
The Xiitional Press Convention.
The tenth annual meeting of the nat
ional Colored Press Association will
occur March 5-7 at Metropolitan Church
Washington 1), C. The executive coui
mitiee has prepared a program that bids
fair to be extraordmarially interesting
and instructive, of which the following
is a sort of synopsis: The customary
opening exercics dail}', elect .on and
installment of officers, discussions ot
papeis read etc. The special assign
ments are: Address of Welcome, Hon.
John M. Langston Respouse, P. H.
Murry, St. Louis Advance Paper, "The
Colored News Bureau," J. Q. Adams.
St. Paul, THE APPEAL Paper, "Rep
resentative Negroes,' Magnus L. Robin
son, Washington, National Leadei
Report of special committee on ''The
Religious, Educational, Political Social
and Industiial condition of the Colored
People of the South," John Mitchell,
Richmond Planet, chairman Paper,
"How to make Colored newspapers pay
as Business Enterprises," R. Pelhem,
Jr Detroit, Plaindealei Paper, "Is Negro
Leadership^, Failure," W. Calvoin Chaee
Washington, Bee Paper "Industrial
Education,*' C. J. Periy, Philadelphia,
Tribune Paper, "The Best Methods of
Making our People a Reading People,"
R. R" Wiight, Augusta, Sentinel Paper,
"The Power of the Press, Hon. J. C.
Dancy, the Star of Zion, Paper, "The
New South," Hon. J. Willis Menard,
The Southern Leader Paper, "The
Claims of the Negro upon existing
Political Parties," L. E. Chiisty, Indian
apolis World Paper. Rev. R. S. Laws.
Paper, "What has the Negro to do with
the Tariff," John Dunham, Philadelphia
Tribune Report of the Historian Paper
Women in Journalism-The Past," Mrs.
A.N. McEwen, Baptist Leader "The
Futuie," Miss Julia W. Mason, Our
Woman aud Children symposium,
subjects and speakers to be selected by
the Association.
The subjects assigned are open to any
member of the Association for discussion
those appointed arc simply to lead in
the discussion and time is allowed for
others to participate.
The fact that the meeting is just after
the inanaguration of President Harrison
will doubtiers draw many who, other
wise would not attend and it will be
surprising if the meeting is not the best
ever held by the Association.
Pilgriin Baptist Clrarch.
In union there is strength. United
with God and each other, nothing is im
possible. Sunday morning services were
well attended: the services were more
impressive than common. All through
the audience could be seen cheeks be
dewed with tears. The subject was from
the cry of our Saviour when He hung on
the cross.
The light hand of fellowship was
given to the sisters and brother who were
last Sunday evening. Our
Sabbajth. Sebp'ol was full of life and
spirit, infused into it by our energetic
consecrated superintendent. At 3:30
by invitatiqjS^bjrotber T. H. Eyles, of St.
James Church, and his school joined
with us to listen to Mr. T. P. Nesbitt,
State superintendent of Sunday School,
There was a goodly number present.
Brother Neslritt gave us many helpful
hints in regard to Sunday School work,
and how to interest the children: his
salt and chalk talks were very instruct
ive. He showed how tho common things
of life can be turned to service for God
At seven o'clock our young people's
meeting was held it was conducted by
Brother Charlie Martin. The j'oung
people did well. The meeting was right
in line with the rett of the day's ser
vices. Two persons asked for prayers.
Brother Kesbitt was with us again at
our regular evening services, and after a
short talk to the children, he addressed
himself to the older persons. He made
a glass of water almost speak to us.
Every heart was touched he made the
way of Salvation so plain. Our prayer is
"Lord send us more men like Brother
Nesbitt." Elder Sheafe has visited many
homes in response to the slips that he
has received, and it is hoped much good
will be accomplished.
Monday evening a number of young
persons met to continue the organizat
ion of Literary Society. Officers were
electedflwrla-period of three months, as
follows.Mr. Wade, president, Mr. J.
H. Hickman, vice-president, Miss Cora
Jackson, Secretary, Mr. Geo. James,
assistant-secretary, Mrs. L. L. Davis,
Critic, Mr. Owen Davis, Chaplain, a com
mittee of of three on programme, of
which Mrs. Itusssll was elected chairman.
A very interesting programme is in pro
gress for next Monday evening. All
are cordially invited to attend.
St. James Chur ch Notes.
The congregation that attended service
last sabbath morning was larger than the
average evening congregation lastytar,
which fact speaks stronger than words
of the constant and steady growth of St.
James church.
Bishop Borown, Rev. Knight the pre
siding Elder, Rev. Dr. T. W. Hender
son, of Chicago, Rev. Trevan ex-presid
ing Elder, Rev. D. P. Brown of Evans
ton, and all other visiting ministers who
have participated in the eei vices have
pronounoed the congregation of St.
James church a model one.
They are the kind of people who listen
with interest and appreciation to the
profoundest sermon, and want the best
always. The fact that so many come
out to the morning service shows that
they are progressive, cultured people
who have gotten ovel the "old" wav"of
never going out except at night. Of
course there are many whose occupations
are such as to prevent them from com
ing before evening.
The pastor stated that Prof. John
Luca, the musical director of choir was
sick. Mrs. Clay sang in most pathetic
strains the solo, "Be Kind to One An
other" and befoie she could finish the
song two hundred persons had come for
ward with their gifts the sum of which
was $15.55 which with tearful eyes
and tender hearts they had offered
as a testimony of the kind feeling they
enteitained for that sweet singer who
month after month so faithfully has rend
ered hisfcoiviceto the people of St. Paul.
There were many who said, "so long as
I have a dollar, I will divide it with
Prof. Luca, until he recovers," Mr.
Lucca certainly can number his friends
by the hundreds.
The pastor said, "Friends you have
given evidence of the reality of leligion
and human kindness in dollars and cents,
that is the kind of testimony that counts,
God will bless you." Theie never yet
has been a time when the people of St.
James refused to do a kind act or lend a
helping hand to the worthy.
The class-meeting cannot be described.
No grander, more glorious time can be
experienced on earth than the happy
moments in class Sunday morning last.
Bro. Hezikiah Parker, grey and bent
with years arose and told of the new
course of life he had resolved in God's
name to pursue, while his aged wife,
who had prayed foi this lor over forty
years, sat and wept for joy, while son,
daughter and niece joined her in tears
of thanks. So deep, so powerful was the
feeling of all that eveiy head was bowed
and sobs of j( convulsed the strongest.
The Sabbath school continues to grow
in interest and sizej Mr. T. H. Lyles the
superintendant, backed up by the able
corps of officers and teachers are deter
mined to make the Sabbath school a
success. Perhaps no other Colored Sab
bath school in the West can give each
pupil a book from the library each Sab
bath and have still twice as many moie
The evening services were largely at
tended, Mesdames. Clay aud Duckett
rendeied excellent musical service.
God bless the faithful workers who
when well are always at their post of
duty. Several members of the choir on
account of ill health were absent.
A large number of the gentlemen en
gaged at the hotels, as a token of their ap
preciation of the attention paid them by
changing the hour of service to 8 o'clock
were present.
Last Thursday evening was devoted to
a celebration of the one hundred and
twenty-nineth anniversary of Richard
Allen's birth. Mr. Banks whose mem
ory preserves the occurrences of over
sixty years ago, spoke earnestly and
feelingly of his recollections of Bishop
Allen. He said, "I heard Dr. Roberts,
who was an enemy of the new A. M. E.
church, preach a sermon from the text,
"Bethel shall come to naught," I have
Jived to see his error exposed, for in my
life time the little band of 50 has become
a great connection with nearly 600,000
members, with over $3,000,000 worth of
church property, with 22 colleges and
universities, her mantle stretching from
farthest Canada to the gulf, from Cali
fornia to Central Africa. That does not
look like Bethel coming to naught, but
does give prophecy of a membership to
be numbered by %he millions before an
other lifetime passes."
Rev. Alonze Brown rendered most
efficient service in the protracted meet
ings last week. Kev. C. Thomas was
present one evening and greatly en
couraged the people by his soul stirring
i words. ~y "H"*^.
The deep interest already manifested
and the notable results already attained
are encouraging.
The third quarterly meeting will be
held the first Sabbath in March.
The readers are specially invited to
be present to-morrow (Sunday) night.
Without any antagonistic feeling to
wards Mr. Parker, I desire to correct
a statement made in the last issue of
your paper in regard to the organization
of the Odd Fellows in the Northwest.
In the letter referring to F. D. Parker's
claim as being a leading spirit in the
organization of the Odd Fellows in the
Northwest. The Marrs Lodge No. 2202
was first organszed in Fort Kendall,
Dakota, by members of the 25th. In
fantry, and when leaving FortfRandall,
for Snelling, Minn., they returned all
lodge furniture, books and papers to the
sub-committee of management at Phil
adelphia. In 1883 Peter Conway, of
Golden Fleece Lodge No. 1615, of Chicago
111, arrived in St. Paul, and finding theje
was no Odd Fellows Lodge here, set to
work at once to organize an association,
for the purpose of organizing one.
Members Of the 25tfc. Infantry on learn
ing of the association, communicated
with Pet&r Conway asking to allow them
to reopen the Marrs Lodge in St. Paul,
and initiate the members oft he Associat
ion, and
it is due to Peter Conway the
honor of organizing Marrs Lodge in St.
Paul on April 23d. 1884. Thos. Jeffer
son and Wm Butt were the first of the
association to be initiated in the Odd
Fellows of the Northwest. Thomas
Jefferson was the first N.G. and the
first P. N. F. the Northwett, an 1 at
present Daniel Roy is the acting P. N.
F. of Marrs Lodge No. 2202.
An Odd Fellow.
St. Paul.
"School for Scandal" at the Peoples
all of next week.
Mr. Peter Conway left Thursday for
an extended trip to the Pacific coast.
Mr. F. Parker leaves next week to
attend the Inauguration at Washington i
The -t Paul bras-s band and the Farr
brass band of Minneapolis will give a
grand entertainment shortly.
The Parlor Match will be the attract
ion at the Newmarket during next week.
Every body ought to see "Old Hoss
and Me.''
5^UI^(,tlie^ct^that ^itjvyas aJegal
holiday, and the courts and public of
fices suspended business, Washington's
birthday, yesterday, was just like days
that were just as cold.
The proposed benefit for Prof. Luca
at the residence of Mrs. W. H. Clay
Thursday night was not a blooming suc
cess, owing doubtless to the sudden
change in the weather.
Business at the Olympic was very good
for the past week. For Feb. 25th and
week, with Saturday matinee, at 2:30 p.
m., they have the excellent attraction
"The Night Hawks Burlesque Combina-
tion." The features are a beautiful first
pait during which will be introduced
"The Dolls Quadrille" the specialties
are all new viz: Will. C. Morton & Josie
Hater, sketch duo Chas. Peltier the
tunny comedians the Boos La Van in
their wonderful mid air feats Billy Marr
the great impersonator of the Chinaman,
Mamie Goodrich, the beautiful skipping
rope dancer and change artiste Chas.
Heuch, a good comedian, introducing his
trained (dummy) Giraffe, this is a very
laughable specialty, and will make a big
hit there will be many other catchy
features on the programme. Our show
will conclude with anew and laughable
musical burlesque in seven scenes, ar
ranged by Billy Wells, and called "The
Polished Eandit," introducing Billy
Wells in a funny character called Box
ing Glove, his first appearance on the
Olympic boards in six months. There
will alsobeintioduced "A Lawn Tennis"
song and dance, by six ladies, a new
and beautiful Amazon inarch, by 15
pretty girls, costumed elegantly, and
two pretty tableaux. New Scenic effects
and properties, new music and catchy
ideas. This will no doubt be a very
strong show and will do a big weeks
business. Take it in some evening.
1-ooic Ou Fov It
Of course every body remembers the
beantiful crazy quilt which was awarded
to Mrs. William Alston at the Baptist
church fair. The quilt is valued at $i00
and is a beauty so beautiful and so
valuable that the fortunate owner has
never used it. She now desiies to dis
pose of it, and in order to do so, has, de
cided to do so by chance. She and her
friends have tickets to sell at 50 cents
each which will entitle the holders to a
chance on the quilt and also admission
to Odd Fellows Hall wheie the raffle
will be conducted. Due notice of the
day and date will be given in these col
umns. There will be music and refresh
ments at the raffle and those who pur
chase tickets will get the worth of their
money and also a chance to get a 8100
quiJt for 50 cents.
Rev. H. H. White of Henderson, Ivy.
is in the city this week.
Don't fail to go to Washington Hall,
70 Adams street, Monday evening.
Messrs. Wm Nelson and Wm Bond
spent last Sunday in Milwaukee, Wis,
Mr. S. S. Cabell leaves Monday for
Washington, Baltimoi and Staunton, Va
Be sure to attend ret eption at Wash
ington Hall, 70 E. Adams street Monday
"Bennett" has adopted anew way of
collecting room rent but he says it is
very expensive.
Mr. Rebert Nelson has been granted a
divorce from hi3 wife Mattie E. on the
plea of desertion.
How long Gov. Fifer, oh how long
before the Colored people will receive
that appointment?
The Washington banquet under the
management of Mr. J. E. Bish will no
dou^f^ a great success.
"''The ladies of Fidelity Court will re
ceive their iriends at Mrs. Ida Demcy's
Monday evening March 4.
The great amount of sickness among
the Colored people now is telling on the
treasuries of the secret societies.
Jack the Bipper must have been in
the city lately. We do not hear much
of the Committfc'? of One Hundred now
Mr. Harris will soot lead one of the
Dearborn street belles to the matrimo
nial altar. Can you guess which Mr.
Mrs. D. MartinolT I i&aie street is
slowly recovering. She has' had an ex
tended period ofjsickness and her friends
will welcome the day of Tecovery.
A surprise party was jgiven by the lit
tle iolks last Friday evening at Mrs. H.
Jones, 213 3rd avenue Master Fred
Jones acted his part of host nicely.^
Mr. Cosby of the Grand Pacific jnet
with a serious accicdnt last week and
narrowly enBM#tleath at the hands of
one of his empties who was armed with
six inch knife. W fu
Mayor Ri Aid sometime ago that
ifes&iblish another Colored,
bat would mix the fire
so yet? Let the
he would
fire compa
men. Has iie done
committee answer.
The funeral of Mrs. J. M. Smith occur
ed at St. Stepheus A. M. E. Church Sat
urday morning Rev. Hall officiating.
The deceased was a member of Goldon
Gate Temple No2. Remains were
intered at Waldheim Cemetery.
There is an important* letter at our
office for Mr. Geo. W. Madden former
ly of Philadelphia, Pa and Lancaster,
Ohio. He cau secure the same by send
ing his address or applying in person to
THE APPEAL office, 325 Dearborn street.
The ladies of Household of Ruth No.
44, will look their sweetest and will
treat you nicely if you attend their re
ception Monday evening at Washington
Hall, 70 Adams btieet. Absolutely the
most elegant reception to be given this
The John. A. Logan 2nd Ward Club
will meet next Monday evening Febr
uary 25 at Central Hall Club room at
which time all Colored voters of thp
second ward are cordially invited. The
club will indoise one Colored and one
white man for alderman of the ward.
G. W. Hilhard residing at No. 19
Green street, accidently fell off the
Randolph street car Thursday. Hilliard
was standing on the outside, and the
driver gave a sudden start and Hilliard
not thinking, fell off which caused him
to receive a severe injury on the head.
partner with from $1,500 to 2,000 cash,
is wanted in a well established general
expiessine, household goods moving,
and baggage check room business, in St]
Paul, Minn. The business now has six
wagons and teams, an uptown and a
down town office and Union depot check
room. The value of the business is now
$5,000. Any one who means business
address C. H. WILLIAMS
375 Selby Ave. St. Paul.
"Waiting for the Verdict
Is the title of a popular novel, and
may be interesting to read of, but is veiy
unpleasant in practice. The judge and
coui officers got weary waiting for the
jury to come in, but the strain comes
hardest on the prisoner at the bar, on
tiial, itmav be, for his life. Whether
he shall be free, suffer along term in
prison walls, or take a leap into the
great unknown, depends on the verdict,
and he waits for it in such alternate
hope and fear as cannot be det-cribed
"The Burlington" has long since passed
the point of waiting for the verdict
that has been rendered by the public,
and ib to the effect that it has the
smoothest track, the finest equipment
makes the best time, and of light is the
favorite rodte North, South, East and
West. For maps, time tables, and any
information call on local agents or ad
dress W. J. C. Kenyoii, Gen. Pass.
Agent, C. B. & N. R. R., St. Paul, Minn.
The Black Phalanx.
Colored agents are wanted to sell the
great woik. "The Black Phalanx."
It was written by a Colored man and
gives a full account of the service of
Negro soldiers in fighting for freedom
and the Union, from the revolution to
the present time, Splendid pictures of
the Negro Troops. All say it is the
grandest book e\er written. Piles of
money to be made selling it, for every
body wants it. You can make money.
One man has already made GO O dollars
or. 500 books. Don't fail to send at once
for circulars and sec our liberal terms
to agents. Addn ss American Publish
ing Co., Ilaitford, Ct., Boston, Cincin
nati or St. i ouis. bay you saw the ad
vertisement in THE APPEAL.
Ijouisville, Ky
Mrs. Alice Craig is visiting friends in
Mh Carrie Green of Cedar Creek is
in the city.
Rev. W. Chambers has gone to
Mr. Louis Schoefer after an illness o*
three weeks is out again.
Rev. Ed. Jackson of East St. Louis,
111., was in the city this week.
Prof. Carle of New York is in the city
organizing classes in elocution.
Messrs. Geo. W. Knight and W II.
Warley will attend the inauguration.
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, SKS
Ninth btreet is prompt and reliable in all
his dealings.
Go where you will, you will find peo
ple using Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, and
unaminous in its praise.
Prof. J. T. Gilliard, teacher of dancing
and instrumental music, may be found
at 13th and Walnut streets.
Wm. Porter Esq., of Memphis, C. C.
of K. of F. vvas tendered a reception
Wednesday at U. B. F. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard McKay have
taken up their residence at Middletown,
Ky., to spend the spring and summer.
Rev. A, R. Scott's flock has purchased
a lot on Tenth street neer Broadway
and will soon begin erecting a church.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Mr. Nelson L. Neal representing Smith
& Nixon's Music house has returned
from a successful trip to Lawrenceburg.
Mrs. Pauline McAfee who has been
confined to her bed with an attack of m
flamalary rheumatism for several weeks
is better.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509
West Green street.
Rev. W. H. Forman will preach a
special sermon to the Odd Fellows to
morrow evening at 7:30. Subject: "Odd
Fellowship, its origin, object and future."
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
these places: Bud. Malone's, 509 W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street
Henry Norton's, 927 W, Walnut street
J.H.Taylor's, 515 W.Broadway J. H.
Joran's Jackson and Caldwell streets.
Milton Cox was brought in from the
interior of Kentucky by a Deputy U. 8.
marshal, last Saturday charged with
violating the internal revenue laws.
There were seventeen white men hi
company witbvihim under the same
Che Vaot Drugged to Death by Baltimore
Hallot-Box Stuffier*.
A former Baltimorean, now living in
San Francisco, gives what he claims to
oe a true account of Poe's last days
ind death. This is his story: "I was
intimately acquainted with Edgar Allan
Poe for years. Much that has been
said and written in regard to his death
is false. His habitual resort in Balti
more was the "Widow Meagher's place.
This was au oyster stand and liquor
bar on the city frout, corresponding
in some respects with the coffee houses
of Sau Francisco. It was frequented
much by printers and ranked as a
a respectable place, wL^re purties
could enjoy a social g-arno of cards or
engage in social conversation. Irot,
was a great favorite with the old
woman. The favorite seat of the poet
was jubt behind the stand, and he was
about as quiGt and sociable as an oystei
himself. He we^ by the name of
Bard, and when parties, came into the
shop it was 'Bard, come up and take a
nip,' or 'Bard, come and take a iiacfi
in the game.' Whenever Widow Mea
gher met with any incident or idea
that tickled her fancy sho would ask
the Bard to versify it. Poe always
complied, writing many a witty coup
let, and at times poems of some length.
These verses, quite as meritorious as
some by which his name was immor
talized, were thus frittered into ob
scurity. It was in this little shop that
Poe's attention was called to an adver
tisement in a Philadelphia paper for a
prize for the best story, and it was
there that he wrote his famous 'Gold
Bug,' which carried off the $100 prize.
"Poe had been shifting for many
years between Baltimore, Philadtlphia
and New York. He hud been away
from Baltimore for three or four
months, when he turned up one even
ing-at the Widow Meagher's. 1 was
there when he camo in. He pihately
told mo that he had been to Richmond
and was on his way North to g-et ready
for his wedding. It was drink ail
around and repeat until the crowd was
pretty full. It was the night before
election, and four of us, including Poe,
started up. Wo had not gone half a
dozen squares when wo were nabbed
by a gang- of men who were on the
lookout for voters to 'coop.'1
it was
the practice in those days to seize
people whether drunk or sober, lock
them up until the polls were opened,
and then march them around to e\ ery
precinct, where they were made to
vote the ticket of the psu-ly lhat con
trolled the 'coop.' Our coop was in
the rear of an engine-house on Calvert
street. It was part of the game to
stupefy the prisoners with drugged
liquor. Well, the next day we were
voted at thirty-one different places,
and over and over, it being as much as
a man's life was worth to rebel. Poe
was so badly drugged that, after he
was carried on t\\o or three different
rounds, the gang said it waa no use to
vote a dead man any lonirer, so they
shoved him into a cab and sent him to
a hospital to get him out of the way.
"The commonly accepted story that
Poe died from the eifeets of dissipation
is albbosh. It was nothing of the kind.
He died from laudanum or some other
poison that was lorced upon him in
coop. He was in a dying condition
when he v.-c*sbehi \oted around the
city. The story told by Grisw old of
Poe's having been on a week's spree
and being picked up on the street is
false. I saw him shoved into the cab
myself, and he told JUG he hud just ar
rived in the city."
Tho above narrative will form .in in
teresting chapter in the liie and death
of the poet, whose life w.is a romance
and whose death was a tragedy. The
account of Poe's last days agree*, in
several respects with the account which
the late Chief Judge Neilson Poe, of
Baltimore, gave to the undersigned. It
is painful to think that nun of Poe's
wonderful genius should, uftor a life
of intolerable misery, die in the
wretched manner above described. But
it must be admitted that the author of
"The Raven"' was cooped and drugged
to death by political tough-, who used
the hapless poet as a repeater at a local
election. Others have A aguely stated
this before and the detailed account
now given by one who was with Poe at
the time confirms tho horrible story.
Chicago Tribune.
The Simple Process in Ise in the Leading
Factories of KDRIUIKI.
On the first floor of a factory the
initial stage of the manufacture was
seen, in the mingling of the various
papers for making the boards, i. e.,
two sheets for the outer surface, then
the coarser paper for middles, in single
sheets, to tho number required. The
pile thus formed, which is called a head,
was now passed to the left hand of the
paster, who. wiolding a large brush,
like the head of a sweeping broom, in
his right hand, took hold of a sheet of
outside, which was duly coated with
paste from a big tub at his side.
His left hand meanwhile had seized
a sheet of inside, which, placed on the
pasted sheet, w.is similarly coated, as
was another and yet another, until the
required thickness was attained, when
two sheets of outers were taken to
gether, so that no paste should lie be
tween two sheets of complete board.
As soon as a pile of boards were thus
made they were placed in a screw
press to squeeze out superfluous water
from the paste, and then hung on lines
to dry afterwards they were seperated,
pas&ed through glazing rolls between
copper sheets, to give them a finish,
and packed for sending home.
On the floor above the process of en
ameling both cards and paper was
in full swing the enamel being com
posed of color and, size mixed into a
paste with mountain snow, to get the
required tint, the work being' finished
off with brushes of badger hair. The
sheets of enameled stuff require laying
out to dry separately. The tempera
ture was Up toeighty degrees, as quick
drying fc essential to success.
The 4team for heating purposes and
lor power, both for board making and
other work for the premises, is derived
from a Cornish boiler in the basement,
driving a sixteen-horse power hori
i zontal engine of capital construction.
The paste is boiled by steam and
starch is used for finer work.-British
Where and How The^ Ate Mad mad
Whom They Are Sold.
The making 0f boxing gloves," said
a Hoboken manufacturer, "is a limited
industry, and there are few in the busi
ness. I know of but two makers be
'sides myself in this section of the coun
try. Most of our goods are sold di
rectly to the big sporting goods houses,
and by them are distributed all over
the country, the bulk of them going
West The ordinary big soft gloves,
or pillows as they are often facetiously
called are made roui imitation chamois,
or 'American flesher' as it is termed.
This is the split skin from the under
side of a sheep, and is almost univer
'ly used in makiug the cheap grada
of glove. Tne cheapest glove is the
boy's glove, which is made from this
skin, stuffed with hog's hair mixed
with a vegetable fiber to hold ii
together, and costs about $1.50 a pair
at retail. The best gloves are made
from what is called real chamois (al-
though the leather merchants in the
swamp will tell you there is no sufii
thing in the market) or kid, and arc
filled with the best curled horse hair.
The best skins are all imported. In my
place I cut them myself, and the sew
ing is done on machines.
It is a curious fact that many of tb.
professional fighters are^not parw^iav
about their gloves. Tal$e Billy Dacy.
for instance he uses the cheapest kind
of a boy's glove, which he buys at some
small shop on the Bowery. But Sulli
van and Dempsey are very particular
and as much care has to be taken ir
fitting their gloves as a fashionable
shoemaker has to exercise in fitting
the shoes of a society belle.
"As I have said, making the best
boxing gloves we use chamois skin,
kid, and sometimes lamb's: skin, aecord
ing to the fancy of thoe ordering. Thf
softer skin is u^ed on the outer or strife,
ing portion of the glove, and the hardei
on the palm. Professional boxers wil
not have the usual ventihition eyelet'
in the palm, but instead we cutout
star-shaped hole in the leather, which
-er\e!! tho ..ara pu'-pcie Any metai
you know, is apt to work loo-e and eul
the fekiu, and professional boxers dc
not care to have their faces cut oi
scratched if they can uvoid it. A glove
which is quite popular is an ordinary
kid glove, with a stuffed pad sewed or
to the backs of the lingers. I cannot
see that it possesses any advantage
over the ordinary gio\e, but some ex
perts say that, as the ringers are sepa
rated more, the hand can be mort
tightly closed.
'There are comparatively few glove
sold in New York, the inajoritv of them
as 1 have said, being shipped West
Of those sold hero, the best are taker
by the richer athletic and sporting
clubs, and the pocrer qualities by th
west side associations, tne members hi{
of which is largely recruited from th
ranks of the butcher-,, ear driver?
truckmen and mechanic-. It is a quees
fact that more gloves are sold at retai
by the pawnbrokers of the city that
oven by the sportin? goods houses
Every piwnbroker ke--ps them in stock,
and many people buy ^cin thiukin'
they are getting a bargain, when tlifv
are paying the same price as thej
a regular store. There is on
pawnshop on the Bowery where
dozen sets of gloves are sold even
'What do 1 think nbo'it the light
weight gloves that ti_ht-rs use? Well
I can tell on that kid gi soaked ir
water is the wicked CM ihi.ig to strke i
blow with there is. me a glove doer
not bruise: it cuts like :i razor, andyoi
will find that pri/e fighters prefer
battle with the bare fists every timt
rather thar use the apparently harm
less kid."X. Y. Sun.
An Article 4bnn* Wlueh Mn iitine Vanitj
Is \lti.iv Vu -red.
The hnl. CMTJ our will allow. In.
alwnm\f.been pre-emin-r.lly that portior
of male costume mound which oui
social amenities have circled. Politic
and politeness have been bound ii/.
with it, until it has become almost at
impossible for the followers of anv
cult to hold certain "views" without:
hat to suit them, as to imagine an
aesthetic without a dado. These i
the Cardinal's hat and the Bishop'*-
shovel, the student's trencher and the
curate's felt, the low church and tht
high church hat. the Quaker's broad
brim and that peculiarly knowing tjpf
of head covering which, according to
the County Court witness is th sign
"your perfect gentleman." Li Chau
cer's day the "Flaundrish bea\er hat'
as much marked the merchant as th
sou'-wester does the seafaring man ir
our own times. When the Puritan
affected ample flaps and a steepk
crow n, the Cavaliers adopted narrowei
brims and a superstructure deckec
with a resplendent feather. At a latei
date, the. "Monmouth )cock" and tht
"llamilies cock" marked the macaioa
and the man of quality, and though
hats and "hat honor" are for the ma
ment not so much wrapped up witl
punctilio as they were, yet it is stil
that portion of a gentlemen's atti*
employed to express courtesy or ra
spect. A white hat is unquestionab
a more reasonable color for the taL
"chimney pot"' than black. Yet it
uot every mas, even in summer, wht
has the courage t-o wear one. and, at
any one who has attended a university
celebration is awate, it shares with
red tie the especial animadversion
the sarcastic undergraduate. The ha
of civilization is maligned, and ritii
euled, and cariactured, and oue of tn
chief joys in getting beyond tho pre
cinct of London is to cast it aside. It
a pioneer settlement in America oi
Australia it is markedly absent. Brf
one of the first signs of a frontiei
"city" errferging from its war with th
wilderness is the resumption by iti
more self-respecting citizens of the dis
carded "stovepipe.1'
General Grant
indeed, loved it so dearly that he woald
often siton horseback, through some ft"
the hottest fights, with this un warlike
helmet on his head. Aud now we hoai
of one of his countrymen trying tht
CJstly uncertainties of the law all foi
the -right" of wearing it in tho th la
ter, just as certain nobles have befirt
now bought, at a great price, thef:-i*i
lege of standing covered in tli^ ir*|^4^1
noe of their King.Lvudja i i.:i-u-

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