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Doings of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAI/S News Budget.
(Friday Apr. 19)
At Farwell Hall.
Mr. J. H. Beach of Indianapolis is in
Everybody is working the "pigs in
clover" puzzle, its the rage*
You mast read THC APPBAL to be well
informed about Chicago affaire.
Mrs. David Blackburn is still very ill
at her residence 817 Austin Ave.
Grand Easter services by the Sunday
school at Bethel Sunday 7 .50 p. m.
Spring bonnets, spnng wraps and
spring suits will be ripe to-morrow.
John G. Jones Esq., returned from a
trip to Kansas Cit}-, Kan., last Friday.
Mis. W. E. Williams of St. Louis is
the &uest of Mis.Waddleton 1935 Clark.
Miss Addie Ralston the artist is ill at
her residence No. 230 Twenty-second
Mis. Alexander Beal left for Oakville,
K.y last Thursday to visit hei sister and
Mr. M. T. Owens onr collector re
turned from a weeks trip to Louisville
la&t Sunday.
In\ ilations ill be out soon announcing
the wedding of Miss Susie Harbut and.
Mr Gto. Fields
The surest means to rid yourself of
that distressing cough is to use Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup. 25 cts.
Rev. W. A. Sinclair, M. D. of Wash
ington, D. C, is spending some time
our city, piospecting.
Mrs. T. J. Mcintosh who has been
suffering from a slight indisposition for
several days has recovered.
Mr. W. Waddleton of 1034 Clark street
met with an accident last week by
spraining one of his limbs
Mi. L. Steele, of Salt Lake City, Utah
spent several davs 1 he city lust week
leaving foi homo last Saturday.
The floral decorations at different
churches lor Easter sei vices it is said will
be very elaborate and beautiful.
Rev. G. A. Lucas, of Cleveland, alter
pleasant stay in Chicago of seveial davs
lelt last Wednesday for Denver, Col.
The place to get anything in the
jwwelry line or to have lepainng done is
at Henry Bitter's No. 0152 State street.
Lent ends to-morrow, and a round of
gaiety will be inauguiated to make up
ioi the forty days of enfoteed sobiiety.
The entertainment by St. George
Commandeiy No. 4 K. T. at Central
Hall next Tuesday will be the grandest
affair of the season.
Go to the entertainment to be given
St. George Commandeiy at Central
Hall, Tuesday evening April 215. Ycu'll
have a good time sine.
Miss Floia Batson has been the guest
of Mis. Agues Moody No. 2^1G Dearborn
btteet, during her stay our city. Also
her husband and manager Mr. J. G.
Mr. Alex. Hays and Miss Minnie Tur
ner were united in marriage at the resi"
nee of the brides parents, No. 227
Third avenue, last week, Rev. J. T.
Thomas officiating.
The "Twelve Temptations" may be
seen only three tunes mora at the Hay
Market Theatre. E^ter week, The
Bostomans. Centennial week, Frank
Mayo Davy Crochet.
Mrs. J. A. Chuich has removed from
2507 Butterfield to 235 Third Ave. Miss
Ida Brow from 440 N. Clark to 281 La
Salle. Miss Mammie Wilson fiom 857
W. Madison to 2531 State.
The popular resort for the young folks
out South is the ice cream parlors of
Mi I. B. Walters No. 2S28 State street
Sunday nights after chuich. if you wish
to be the swim go to Walters'.
The Magnolia Club, Doc Olden piesi
dent, gave a grand calico dress ball at
Greenbaum's Hall Wednesday night of
last week which was veiy laigely at
teneled and highly enjoyed by the par
The entertainment given by the Lord
Fauntelroy club at Lincoln Hall las^
Mondav night was a grand success and a
most enjoyable affair. The ladies are to
be congratulated upon the manner in
which their friends responded.
It is given out as a fact that Mr. John
J. Smith of the firm of Pope & Smith,
tailois, will shortly, in the merry month
of May, taJke unto himself a better half
in the person of one of the most popular
belles of the Kentucky "Blue Grass''
The armory police raided J. T.Major's
gambling house, "The Newport," on
Fourth avenue, Sunday night. The
game was opened only a few hours be
fore complaints were made. Twenty
four persons were arrested, but the
prisoners were speedily bailed out.
Ninety gamblers were also taken from
No. 86 Fourth ave,
In July, 1887, James G. Grant, secured
a pension of $3,000 for Charles Davis, an
inmate of the poor house at Pontiac,
Mich., and is alleged to have kept $1,000
YOL. TV: NO. 47.
himself. Davis recently came to Chica
go, and was working as a waiter in a
State street rettaurant when Deputy
Marshall Frank Barchard arrested him.
Commissioner Hoyne held Davis in
$2,0C0 bond for his appearance at De
troit, to answer the charges against him.
The Gardeu City Lyceum met at its
rooms No. 474 State street, Wednesday
night with a full attendatce. The sub
ject discussed was: "Which are the
most lucrative pursuits in the United
States open to the Colored people, the
literary or the mechanical'" Led bv
Messrs J. C. Battles and A. Jackson
An address was delivered by Mr. A. J*
Saunders, subject: ''The succes of an or
ganization is embodied in its founders."
The exercises closed with the reading
of an appiopriate poem by Mr. J. C.
Battles. The Lyceum meets at same
place nezt Wednesday evening.1
Matters and Things Spiritual and
Financial in God's
Chicago Church Circles.
Easter services at all the churches to
The North Side Baptist church has
regular sei\ice eveiy Sunday at 3 and
8 p.in.
The Willing Workers Sewing Circle of
Bethel is preponng for a grand fair be
ginning April 21.
Services at St. Luke's chuich Engle
wood, morning at 10:45 e\ening at 7.30
Sabbath school at 2 30.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Chuich
service every sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor,
Seivices at Emanuel Congregational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 30
m. Rev. Simon Peter Smith, pastor.
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7 30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
The public is cordially invited to at
tend seivice at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, and evening at 7.30.'
Sunday school at 2 30.
The Easter seivice at the Chapel bids
fare to out rival any sei vice of "the kind
ever held at that church. It will be fol
lowed Monday night by the old ladies
tea party.
The fair at Bethel opens Monday night
22d with a grand pink tea, music, and
that incomparable little comediette
"my wife's relations," rendeied so suc
cessfully last fall.
St Geoige's Commanctery will listen
to the annual sermon at Bethel Sunday
atternoon at 3 o'clock. The church will
be decorated handsomely with birds and
flowers for both services.
Pleaching at Providence Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7 3 p. m. Sunday school at
2 40 p. m. Come and let us reason to
gether. Why standeth thou afar off.
Draw near to God and He will draw
near to thee. Rev. R. Meredith, pastor.
The congregation of Grace Presbyter
ian church hold their seivices at 3233
State street every Sabbath at 11 a. m.
and 7 45 p. in. The Sabbath school
services take place at 12.15 p. m. The
public is cordially invited to attend all
the exercises.
Church of Christ 25th street between
Indiana and Mich., W. G. F. Reed, Pas
tor. Services Sunday 11 o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 2 30 o'clock, evening
eeivice 7.30 p. m. Wednesday evening
pray ei meeting. All aie welcome. W.
G. F. Reed, pastor.
Rev. T. W. Henderson pastor of the
chanel informs us that he his very re.
luctantly, begun the work of levising the
loll of membership of the church and
that none but genuine members willfhe
allowed to remain on the roll. It would
be well for some persons, we know, to
see the Elder pietty soon, else they can't
boast much longer of being members of
the Chapel.
We hear that the Quarterly meeting
held at Quinn Chapel last Sundaw was
the grandest in every way held in that
church for years. 504 persons knelt at
the Sacramental table and partook of
the Lords Supper. Twenty-one were
read into full membership, and over
eighty dollars was given as the collection
for the day, while the leaders Quarter
age lacked a few dollars of being one
Chicago, April 1st.I haye been au
thorized to collect monev as per
appeal for St. Paul A. M. E. Church
Chicago, and I must collect at least
$1,000 from my people. This month I
want to see, at least, $1,000 and want
from $1.00 to $K0 each. THE APPEAL
please say to my people I am coming,
and publish the above. W. C.Trevan,
pastor of St. Paul A. M. E. Church,
Chicago, residence No. 3119 Butteifield
The rally at Bethel Monday night was
a grand success both from a literary and
financial stand point. Hon. E. H. Mor
ris delivered an excellent address and
the music was excellent. Proceeds from
books, tickets, refreshments, etc., $219..
54, with quite a number of books to be
reported. It is thought that hy the
time the gleanings are all brought in the
grand total will be nearly $300. A
Fletcher's class led, reporting $76.25, A
Dorsey'scame next with $48.00. This
is not a bad report considering that the
books were only ovit 30 days.
The Budget of Ne ws From the
Falls City Concerning: the
Colored People
Gossip's Melange.
Mr. Joseph Ray has returned from
Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. George Bailey of Hanover, Ind.,
was in the city this.
Mrs. Anna Smith has closed her
school at Bloomfield.
Mr. Ben F. Ferguson was attending
the Presbytery held at Paducah last
Misls Jonestoofhethj* schoo iNelhe confined homset with
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, 813
Ninth street is prompt and reliable in all
his dealings.
The Daisy Park Company is arranging
the park and getting it in order for the
picnic season.
Druggists tell us that the best selling
article with them now, is Laxador.
Price only 25 cents.
Mr. Willis Coates who has been quite
ill at his residence 1216 Madison street,
is able to be out again.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at leasonable rates.
Visitois in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509
West Green street.
At the last meeting of the school
board Miss Prima Fitzbutler was pio
moted tofouith class assistant in the
Western Colored school.
W. H. Law son has opened his gallery,
and he is ready for work. His gallery
is neatly fitted up, new caipet, newly
papered and every thing is attractive,
THEApprAxison sale e\ery 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.
The famous Moxie nerve food bever
age slakes the thirst, prevents the after
effects of liquor and tobacco, removing
the odor from the breath at once,
gives the weak and nervous double
power of endurance and takes away the
tired feeling like magic without leaction
or harm. For sale everywhere.
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Roberts
who died Thursday took place from 12
street Methodist chnrch Sunday at 3
o'clock Rev. Forman preached the eer
mon. The funeral was largely attended,
the church not affording seating capacity
for the societies. Mrs. Roberts was was
a devoted wife, and hei acquaintance
was wide and she was held in high es
teem by all who knew her. She was
Grand Preceptress of Lorean Tabernacle
and served 9 yeais as Piincess of Zion
Temple. The was a member of the
church from which the funeral took
place, and had been married to Mr.
Scott Roberts 19 years.
The fire which took place late Sunday
night in the eastern part of the city de
stroyed life and propeity. The fire was
discovered about 2 o'clock and the in
telligence reached Mr. James Miller
that his stable was on fire. Having two
hacks and several horse, Mr. Miller as
rapidly as possible made his way to the
scene of the fire. On an wing he at once
made for the entrance but was stopped
by an officer, he made another attempt
and parties standing by in their effoits
to keep him from entering the burning
stable tore his coat from his back He
enteied the stable but it was only death.
Mr. Felix Bogus who was in the em
ploy of Mr. Miller perished in the flames.
It is presumed that he was asleep in his
room over the stable aud the flames had
the advantage of him, and be could not
escape. Mr. Miller leaves a wife and
two children. His funeral was preached
at Lampton street church Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. Bogus was buried Mon
day afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The Queen of Song.
This is an old saying: "All roads lead
to Rome." This, probably, refers more
particularly to the old world. In this
the new world, all roads lead to Chicago.
As a result, all of the new world's cele.
btated personagesand not a few from
across the- pondsooner or later find
themselves in Chicago. At present one
of the most noted personages in this
great city is Miss Flora Batson, who
sings at Farwell Hall to-nignt (Friday)
and whose fame extends from the turbu
lent Atlantic to the placid waves of the
Pacific and from the snow-capped hills of
New England to where the black haired
daughters of Montezuma bathe their
dimpled feet in the tepid waters of the
Gulf of Mexico. Some writer has said:
"Letmewiite the songs of the people
and I care not who writes their history.'
Unsung songs may just about as well be
unwritten. What would the writings of
the immortal Bard of Avon amount to
but for their realistic histrionic presen
tations? More than two hundred song
writers have good reason to bless the
day tha Miss Batson was born for, it
seems, that her mission on earth, is to
sing their songs into the hearts of the
people and give then a foretaste of the
singing of the angels in the seventh
I heaven.
Miss Batson hi
ory over two hi
the widest range
bined with drat
emotion. The fk
enables her to cbi
soprano to the rk
as the mocking-
When you have
singers and have nl
the greatest possible musical treat still
remains to be en$yed. If you have
heard her on one occasion, or more, still
there remains a treat in store for you
and, only after heafihg her again and
again, can you fftftn any idea of the
heaven created gift that has been be
stowed upon her.i-ICa kme an oppor
tunity to hear Mis| Batson sing, no
matter how often 'oje may eccur, is to
miss a treat which Equals Peri's vision
Matters and Things in the Fu
ture GreatItems Picked
Here and There.
St. Liouis Society Slaw.
It is with pltasure that we announce,
to the citizens of St. Louis, that a branch
office of THE APPEAL has been opened at
No. 1002 Franklin avenue. Mr. Walter
M. Farmer has been appointed Mana
ger. We enter the field because we be
lieve there is room for a first class, lean,
reliable race journal, in St. Louis. We
do not intend to antagonize any of the
papers already established, but to furn
ish the people with a high class paper,
chock full of news, and delivered
promptly. The phenomenal success of
THE APPEAL Chicago St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Louisville, where we have es.
tablished offices, is the best guarantee of
what the people of St. Louis may expect.
Mr. Walter M. Farmer, the enegetic
young man who will manage THE APPEAL
in St. Louis, was born in Brunswick,
Mo., in 1861. He graduated from Lin
coln Institute at Jefferson City in 1884.
After three years spent in teaching he
came to St. Louis Law School from
which he will graduate in June. Affable
in manner, well informed, and well
qualified in every way to conduct the
business he will no doubj make the St.
Louis edition an unqualified success.
Mr. D. W. Spencer of Chicago is visit
ing friends in St. Louis.
Great pieparations are being made for
the Colored May festival.
Miss Mattie Allen of Columbus, O.,
will spend the summer in St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Beverly D. Brooks are
the happy parents of a sweet baby girl.
The engagement of Miss Clotilde
Dora and Mr. Oscar Marshall is an"
Mrs. Sophie Lyons one of the old resi
dents of Chicago died Sunday morning
of pneumonia.
Mr. C. F. Adams of THE APPEAL was
entertained at tea Thursday evening by
the Misses Mordecai.
Master Hulet Kirkpatrick who has
been quite sick with chills and bilious
fever is now convalescent.
Rumor says that Mrs. Carrie Helms,
the charming young widow and
George Mclllvaine are to be mariied.
Misses Estella Hickman and Edie
Mordecai are arranging their wardrobes
for a trip to St. Paul during the coming
Miss Beulah Roots was initiated into R.
H. Gleaves Tabernacle Tuesday and it
is said that she stood the ordeal with
commendable bravery and dignity.
A nice concert was given at Central
Baptist Church, Monday for the benefit
of the "poor saints" of the church. The
most noticeable renditions were a solo
by Mr. Henderson and a duet by Mr.
Freeman and Miss Slye. After the pro
gram came refreshment and all present
had a deligtful time.
The Catbolib Knights will give a grand
entertainment at Stolle's Hall, next
Monday evening. A fine programme
has been prepared. Miss Carrie V.
Wilkinson and Mr. J. Arthur Freeman
will sing a charming duet from "II Tro
vatore." Miss Antoinette Wilkinson
will recite "Cleopatra"' Miss Tazzie
Thoma will render some beautiful in
strumental selections.
At St. Elizabeth's Church Easter Sun
day solemn high mass will be sung, dur
wl ich the choir will render Sig. Giorza
Italian Mass. Before the sermon Mil
lard's beautiful "Veni Creator" will be
rendered by Mr. J. Arthur Freeman and
the choir. At the offertory, "Regina
Coeli"LarailloteSt. Elizabeth choir.
In the evening Vespers, followed by
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
"O Salutaris"WiegandMiss Adams,
Messrs J. A. Freeman and F. Turner.
"Fantum Ergo"Lamillotechoir.
Sopranos: Madam Richardson, Misses
C. V. Wilkinson, Adams, Johnson,
Thompson, Wilburn, Hnrd. Altos
Madam Casey, Misses A. B. Wilkinson,
Thompson. Tenors: J. A. Freeman,
Brown. Basos: F. Turner, R. A. Hud-
lin.^ Orchestra: 1stviolin, J. H. Harris
2d violin, W. W. Brown flute, K. Dodge
violincello, H. Williams cornet, W. A.
Wilkinson trombone, A. Carteri organ
ist, Miss Pelaige S. Thomas.
A Few Notes and Paragraphs of
the Metropolis of the
Little Locals.
Lent ends to-morrow.
Easter services at allthe churches.
Who could wish for nicer spring
Mr. John Glover who has been quite
ill for several months is beginning to
Misses Charity Lamer and Laura Ro
gers of Stillwater were visiting our city
last Saturday.
Mrs. Mamie Williams of Chicago has
been the guest of Mrs. Emma Glover for
the past week.
Good Friday was generally observed"!
A number of the public offices closed in
honor of the day.
Mrs. Hattie Beard who has been visit
ing her mother, Mrs. W. Ball, left for
Chicago Wednesday.
The ladie? are viewing with each
other in their endeavors to look their
sweetest Easter Sunday.
Don't fail to hear the Easter duet by
Mrs. B. Heathcock Wilson and Mr. W.
A. Hilyard at Pilgrim Baptist church.
Stevens Lodge, No. 113 F. A. M. will
rent their new and ellegantly furnished
lodge room 371 Jackson street for balls,
parties, etc.
For RentTo man and wife, or lady.
Nice furnished loom on University ave.
Apply at THE APPEAL office 27 Unien
Block, St. Paul.
Should you need anything in the jew
elry line, call on John D. Bodford 380
East Seventh street, and save ten per
cent. Read his advertisement on fourth
High mass will be said at the Colored
Catholic church opposite tiice Park to
moirow momiug at 10.30 o'clock. In
the evening services will be conducted
by Rev. Gatkei Shanley.
Mrs. Jone& sits at the window all
day as placid as a May morning, and her
five small children play hide and seek
on the back stairs." "No wonder! She
uses Salvation Oil for spiams and cuts."
Miss Fanny Da\enpoit, supported by
Melbourne MacDowell and her New
Noik company, will appear at thc New
market for three nights, commencing
Thursday, April 25, in her famous play
There was a nice little gathering at
the residence of Mi. C. F. Wilkiits, on
Norris street, last night Mi. an Mrs.
Chas. Henderson, Mr. and Mis. K.
Hilyaad, the Stanton brotheis and
others weie present.
There will be a special service at the
church of Good Shepherd, cor. of 12th
and Cedar streets, on Sunday afternoon
April 28th at three o'clock. The mem
bers of St. Philips Society and the pub
lic are invited to attend. Rev. W. C.
Pope, Rector.
The concert! given last week at Grays
Hall under the management of Miss
Hattie Hobbs, for the benefit of the
Southern Baptist church was a success"
ful affair. A large crowd was present
and enjoyed the interesting programme
The net receipts weie $33.00
For next week at the Peoples Theatre
the play will be Masks and Faces, begin_
ning with a complimentary benefit ten.
dered to Miss Loduski Young, Monday
night on which occasion each person will
be presented a souvenir photograph of
Miss Young. The sale of seats is now
The concert at Grays Hall Thursday
night under the auspices of Southern
Baptist church drew a large audience in
which were a number of the members of
the legislature and their friends. The
programme under the direction of Prof.
Daymon was admirably carried out
The principals were Prof. Daymon and
wife, Miss Georgie Taylor, Mr, John
Green, Mrs. Wm. Butt, Master Johnson.
After the concert a fiue supper was
served and all present highly enjoyed
the occasion*
Passed the Examination.
Cleveland, O., April 15.At the ex
amination of candidates for places in the
fire department Saturday, Floyd Stew
art, a Colored man, scored 97 out of a
possible 100 points, the highest ever
made, and as there is not the Blighest
doubt of his physical qualifications the
Fire Commissioners will be compelled
to make a place for him. He is the only
one out of ten Colored applicants who
passed the doctor's examination.
Davenport, Iowa.
Mr. J. H. Richardson sis home on
short visit.
Mr. S. L. Bean principal of
school in Collinsville, 111., was called
suddenly to the city on account of ill
ness of his mother Mrs H. Bean.
Mrs. P. Marshal gave a most charm
ing dinner at her residence on East
Third St. Tuesday from 5 to 8 o'clock.
There were 14 present those attending
out of the city were Mesdames Curry
and Richie of Moline and Mr. and Mrs.
W. Hill of Rock Island every one en
joyed themselves delightful.
The Correct Time.
Ask any group of half-a-dozen men
the time of day, and, out come as many
watches, each one of which the owner
i^mmmmssmmsaawEs^smm wwaasr
swears keeps cerrect timo. And yet it
would be a fairly safe bet that no two
agree. It is desirable to own a watch
that keeps correct time, but it is even
more important, when about to travel,
to select a railroad line that runs its
trains "on time," and makes sure con
nections. Realizing fully that the pres
ent generation has "Get there, Eli," for
its motto, "The Burlington" has devoted
special atteri tion to secure the indispen
sable pre-reqnisites to making good time,
and getting its trains to their destina
tion promptly on the dot. With the
lowest gradients, the smoothest track,
first-class equipment and capable em
ployes, this line haB an unequalled time
record. For full information about this
popular line, tickets, etc., call on your
local agent, or write to W. J. C. Kenyon,
Gen. Pass. Agent, C. B. & N. R. E., St.
Paul, Minn,
Doings in Society Circles in the
Flour CitsGossip of the
Ineteresting Items.
Baby Henderson has been quite sick,
but is much better.
Mrs, M. W. Weaver is enjoying a visit
from her sister of Grandville, Ohio.
You can get THE APPBAL at A.
Watkins barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Mr. J. C. Todd has been quite ill
the past two weeks, but is now better.
Mr. E. H. Hamilton has been very
ill with the Quincy for some time, but is
now able to be up.
Miss Mary Black of Oshkosh, Wis.,
spent last Sabbath with Miss EUa Un
derwood 517 10th ave. S.
Whv suffer sleepless nights when vour
baby is not well? You can buy Dr.
Bull's Baby Svrup at all diug stores for
a quarter of a dollar.
John A. Boone and Miss Hattie B.
Boone, accompanied by Mrs. Scott
Blake, visited their mother Mrs. M.
Boone at Northfield Minn., a few days
this week.
The sewing circle of the Zion Baptist
society will open their fair soon, and
hope to be able to lealize several hun
dred dollars, so as to enable them to
make a payment on a church lot.
The grand Testimonial benefit given
in honor of Mrs. R. J. Coleman took
place last Thursday-eve Apr 11th at the
Labor Temple ha1!
on account of the
streetcar strike, there were a great
many who could not conveniently at
tend, which materially effected our
financial success but socially they don
ned the honors over all other entertain
ments of the kind yet given in our city
The committee are very thankful to the
kind pastor of St. Paul Rev. J. M. Hen
derson, and to Mesdames, Clay, Wilson,
and Prof. Luca, for their valuable as
sistance lendered also to Misses O. V.
Woods Maud Ralston, Cora Napier, and
Messrs. Wm. Lester and J. M. Allison,
and especially to Mrs. Wm. Smith, who
for many years has rendered to the pub
lic more valuable service with her es
teemed talent than any individual we
know of in our city. We have the
thanks of Mrs. R. J. Coleman to tender
to her kind ftiends of St. Paul and Min
neapolis, for the courtesy shown by
Last Saturday about 12 o'clock while
the streets were thronged with excited
people, eager to see some result of the
street car strike, on the East side of the
n\er in a little brown cottage, number
ing 518 Quincy St. N. E. lay one of our
oldest citizens, and breathed to the
world his last, while surrounded by
chileren, grand children, and great
grand children, that venerable old man,
"Rasthmus Cannon, died on his birth
day, after living to the great age of one
hundred and one (101) years, at his
home Saturday last, at 12 o'clock. Mr.
Cannon was born in Charles Co., Vir
ginia, April 13tb 1789. He was from
that time until 1863, under the iron
chains of slavery to the white man, but
to God he was converted when quite
young and lived to the day of hig death,
an exemplary christian. He has been
married twice, and his last wife sur
vives him. He came here 26 years ago
and settled on the banks of Fort Snell
ing from there he located on the East
side, where hischildren, and children
children, has grown up around him,
and did comfort him in his old age." He
leaves to ponder over his well spent life
a large family consisting of his widow,
now 70 years of age. four sons living,
three of whom lived near him, and one
in California. His sons living here are.
Mr. Mack Cannon, and family, Mr. Red
Cannon, and family, and Mr. Bay Can
non. His daughters living near, at his
death were: Mrs. E. Anderson, Mrs.
Hattie Thurman, Mrs. Mary Speaker,
and Mrs. Alice Renfore, all of whom
have families. Twentj-one Grand chil
dren, and nine Great Grand children.
His funeral was preached by Rev. Hick
man of St, Paul, Monday at 2 o'clock p.
at the Zion Baptist church on the
m., East side. The church was filled with
friends, and in the pulpit were six
preachers and all had something to say
relative to the good deeds of the de
ceased. Among many others one was of
the organization of the Baptist people
in this city. About 16 years ag, Rasth
mus Cannon, then an old grey-headed
man called neigbors to-gether and
organized them into what is now known
as the Zion Baptist church.
$2.00 PER YEAR.
Fished From the Ocean of Ne ws
in all Parts of the Glo-
nous Union*
I. N. Bradley, Esq., of Kansas City,
Kan., has been elected Justice of the
Mr. W. Patteraon, of Kansas City,
Kan., was last week, appointed street
commissioner at a salary of $2,500.
Mrs. Harriit Beecher Stowe's illness
has given "Uncle Tom's Cabin" another
boom, and more than 1,000 copies of it
are again sold every week.
Homer E. Bishop, the steward at the
executive mansion at Albany, N. Y., is a
Colored Republican. He served under
Cleveland when governor and is still re
tained by Gov. Hill.
Samuel Jones, a Colored farmer near
Middletown. Del., runs a school house
exclusively for his own children. The
eldest son teaches a elozen of his younger
brotheis and sisters.
Prince Law, a Colored man living on
the Springfield plantation, near Savanah.
Ga., killed his four-year-old child one
day last week as a sacrifice to the devil.
He says he was ordained by God to do it
in order to appease the deity, who was
about to destroy the world.
Lewis Hayden, whose imposing fun
eral ceremonies at Boston the other day
were attended by many prominent
Massachusetts people of both parties,
was born a slave in Kentucky. His
father was once owned by Henry Clay
and was by him traded for two horses.
John Taylor, Colored, of Hanover,
Ind., languishes in the County Jail,
charged with committing rape upon the
person of his little stepdaughter. The
alleged crime was committed a year ago.
The warrant for Lay'or's arrest was
sworn ut by his wife, who wanted him
to shoot a man named Harris tor an im
aginary insult offered her. Taylor re
fused, and she had him arrested for re
In Sumter County, Georgia, a little
Colored boy was sitting on the bank of
the Muckalee, just above the Dell, when
a large loggerhead turtle rose up in the
creek. He gave one scream and ran to
his mother, a few feet aw ay, and told
her the "debble was after him." She
had to take him home, and he nearly
died from fright. No amount of persua
sion has since been ablejo induce him
to go near the creek.
News of a queer suicide comes from
Bertie County, F. C. Eliza Hedge, a
Colored woman, the absence of her
husband set fire to her house and then
covered herself bed to roast the
flames. She left a note in her apron,
hanging on the limb of an oak near by,
saying hei husband was too cruel to live
with that she was obliged to support
him, that she had bought the little
home in which she lived with money
she herself had earned, and that she de
sired to die, and would destroy her
home in her death so that her husband
might not enjoy it. Her bones were
found among the ashes of the house.
Among the old people of the country
the Colored people figure largely in pro
portion to the population. Only a few
days ago Mrs. Salhe Mattoxdied at Bris
tol, Tenn., at the age of 110 years. She
retained all of her faculties up to tbo
time of her death, and was as active as a
woman of 50. The oldest person in
Pennsylvania in all probability is a Col
ored man named Robert Springer wbo
is 114. He is physically weak, but has
strong mental faculties and has used
tobacco constantly for over 100 years..
Elejah Bledsoe living near Harrodsburg,
Ky., is 316 years old. He was born a
slave, is in good health and distinctly
recollects "Mr. George Washington's
Recently Mrs. Fanny Wells of Indian
apolis brought suit against the heirs of
Sandy Nelson for her share in an estate
of several thousand dollars. The heirs
fought her claim on the grounds that
she WBS not the legitimate daughter of
Sandy and Nancy Nelson, who were
slaves in Kentucky, but was born after
Sandy had escaped from bis master and
made his way North. Tho jury, how
ever decided in favor of Mrs. Wells and
gave her a portion of the estate. Now
comes Thomas Nelson, a brother of
Sandy Nelson, and in a suit filed last
week sets forth that the marriage of
Sandy and Naney Nelson was not a legal
one under the laws of Kentucky none
of the childten are entitled to anything.
He lays claim to the entire estate as the
only legal heir.
A man who lives near Starke, Fla.,
had chickens stolen from him until at
last last only an old rooster was left.
Having a chance to buy a bald eagle that
had been wounded in the wing, he sub
stituted the bird for the the rooster in
the fowl house and watched for results.
The other night one of his sable neigh
bors entered the hennery, grabbed the
eagle and left. It was not long before a
prolonged "Oh, Lawd!" was heard in
the direction of the thief path, and the
following msrningan "ole Virginia gem'
man" was sitting on the porch of his
cabin with one eye nearly out, under
lip slit, swallow-fork in both ears, arm
arm in sling, and with a general appear
ance of a section of a slaughter-house
floor, while his wife was beating the
corpse of the eagle with a battling stick
to get it tender before "bil'n." This is,
a newspaper story.
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