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Mrs. Wm. Wheeler has removed
from 2820 Butterfield to 6103 Morgan
The Autunm Club's Annual May Party
will be the event of the season Be
sure to attend.
Miss Sarah Johnon ofSpringfield, 111.,
is the guest of Miss Nannie Singleton,
2512 State street.
The grand picnic of the season will be
given by Labor Assembly 8286 at Ogd
en's Grove, June 30th.
The Boquet Club of Olivet church will
give a conceit for the benefit of the
church at central Hall May 20.
The Garden City Lyceum met Mon
day night with large attendance. Sever
al new members were admitted.
The Ideal Social Dancing Club will
give its annual May party, Wednesday
evening the 29th at Central Hall.
The marriage of Mr. Geo. L. Field and
Miss Susie Harbut will occur May 22d at
the brides home 631 Cleveland ave.
Furnished* room for gentlemen only,
on Dearborn street near 30th. Inquire
at APPEAL office, 325 Dearborn street.
The place to get anything in the
jewelry line or to have repairing done is
at Henry Hitter's No. 3152 State street.
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
wiH clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
Cards of invitation are out announcing
the coming bliss of Miss Mattie A. Hack*
le and Mr. James S. Allen to occur
May 21st.
Have you tried the meals at Mr. R. K.
Jones' No. 211 Third ave. top flat? No.
Well, try them and you will not eat any
where else.
The first Colored man to receive ap
pointment in Englewood was J. A,
Simon who was appointed on the street
cleaning force.
If you wish to get household goods at
the lowest rates on time go to the
People's Outfitting Co, 171 and 173 W.
Madison street.
If you are looking for first class rooms
and meals try Mrs. Lucy Brown No.
155J Third ave. near Polk street. Tran
sients accommodated.
Cards are out announcing the coming
bliss of Mr. Wm. Beck and Miss Julia
Stacker to occur May 22d at the brides
home 566 Fulton street.
The Cook County Colored Democraiic
Club met Tuesday night at 2953 Dear
born street and after much discussion
decided that democracy is growing
*mong the Colored people.
Drop a postal with your address to
White Shirt Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
*n agent will call to get your measure
for a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
The popular resort for the young folks
'out South is the ice cream parlors of
.Mr. I. B. Walters No. 2828 State street
Sunday nights after church, if you wish
to be in the swim go to Walters'.
Minnie Steward living at 376 Dear
born street, drank carbolic acid and at
tempted to jump from a window Mon
day. She was restrained and the time
ly arrival of a physician saved her life.
Subscribers who change their place of
residence should at once send a postal
card to THE APPEAL 325 Dearborn Chica
go, giving both the old and new address.
If this is done they'll be sure to re
ceive the paper regularly.
Miss Mamie Long, one of Chicago's
most charming young ladies will be
crowned "Queen of May" at Central
Hall next Tuesday evening May 21.
She will be attended by the following
maids of honor: Misses Lizzie Geddy,
Gertrude Moore, Ida Page and Bertha
The Bouquet Club will give a grand
literary entertainment at Cential Hall
next Monday eveniug, May 20th. An
oxcellent program will be carried out
by children who have been well drilled
by Mrs. Julia Plummer Burgess. The
proceeds to help pay standing debt of
Olivet Church.
Doings of the Past Week in ail
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget,
Tuesday night
At Central Hall
The Autumn's May Party,
Mr. J. D. Lewis of Cleveland is in the
M& Phil Miller was in the city this
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Thursday night/ ^j^^jti .jU^
Mr* E. wMofganisijuitesteka
residence 1829 Butferneld.
You must read THE APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
The Autumn Club promises a grand
time at their annual May party.
Misg E. E. Belle Morgan of iouisville
is visiting her mother in this city.
Go to Central Hall Thursdav night to
the I. D. S. C. complimentary party.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mrs. S. Gant's, 213G and 2138 State
Mr. Enos Bond has been appointed
on the detective force of the Town of
VOL. IV: NO. 51.
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A very delightful surprise party was
tendered Miss Clody Jamison of No. 71
N. Wood bv a number of her young
friends Monday evening 13th inst. Miss
Jamison who has served as an efficient
organist for St. Stephens church for
some time will leave for Fon du Lac,
Wis. .where she will hereafter reside.
Last Tuesday evening May 7th a num
ber of ladies and gentlemen met at St.
Stephens A.M. E. church and organized
a society called the Gospel Aid Society
elected the following officers: President
Mrs. A. Thornton vice president, Miss
Sarah Fields secretary, Mr. E. Pitman
assistant secretary, Miss Mary Chetam
treasurer, Miss Gertie Jaekson.
$$- uncial in God's
Chicago Church Circles.
TRev. L. W. Onley preached at Shiloh
Baptist Church Sunday night.
The North Side Baptist church has
regular service every Sunday at 3 and
8 p. m.
Services at St. Luke's church Engle
wood, morning at 10 45 evening at 7:30
Sabbath school at 2.30.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Church
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor.
The concert by the ladies of Emanuel
Congregational Church, 2811 State st.
Monday night was a grand success.
The choir of St. Thomas Church had
an entertainment Tuesday night at Mrs.
J. C. Plummer's 2974 Dearborn street.
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7.30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 30
m. Sunday school at 12:30. Rev. Simon
Peter Smith, pastor,
Shiloh Baptist Church 230 Sixty-third
street, Englewood. Sunday school at
3 o'clock. Services at 7.30 P. M. Prayer
meeting Wednesday.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend service at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, and evening at 7.30.
Sunday school at 2.30.
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church 28U State street, Snnday at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 12.
30. Rev. Simon Peter Smith, pastor.
The District Conference of the A. M.
E. Church met last week at Elgin, 111.,
was largely attended. The sessions
were held in the Second Baptist Church,
Rev. Releves Knight P. E. in the chair.
The congregation of Grace Presbyter
ian church hold their services at 3233
State street every Sabbath at 11 a. m.
and 7.45 p. m. The Sabbath school
services take place at 12:15 p. m. The
public is cordially invited to attend all
the exercises.
The Church of Christ has removed to
its old quarters in Apollo Hall 2730 State
street. Services Sunday 11: o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 2.30 o'clock, evening
service 7.30 p. m. Wednesday evening
prayer meeting. All ate welcome. W.
G. F. Reed, pastor.
I. S. C.
The Independent Dancing School Club
will tender its patrons a complimentary
party on Thursday evening May 23d, at
Central Hall Twenty second street and
Wabash avenue. This affair will with
out doubt be one of the most elegant
affairs ever given by this justly popular
club. The managers of the club have
made and are still making great prepara
tions to entertain all of their friends and
patrons. Invitations may be secured
by forwarding addresses to Mr. A. L.
McDowell, president, 84 Ashland Block
or Mr. A. A. Russell, 2967 Dearborn
A Man With Two Heads.
A man with two heads on his Bhoulder
was seen the other day in one of the
elegant residences which line Batter
field street. One was his own the other
was his sweetheart.s. As she sat, look
ing up into his eyeB she sweetly said
"Darling please take me to the compli
mentary party of the I. D. S. C. at Cen
tral Hall next Thursday night. If you
do dearest I'll love you with all my
heart. He promised and if you go there
you'll see them.
Queen's Mate May Party.
The Queen's Mate May Party of the
Autumn Club will take place Tuesday
evening, May 21 at Central Hall corner
Wabash avenue and Twenty second
Miss Ida Page,
Miss Lizzie Geddy,
MisB Bertha Grant,
Miss Gertrude Moore.
The First of May.
The first of May has come and there
are a number of our subscribers who
will move to new residences. All who
change their addresses are requested to
send postal cards notifying us of the
change. Be sure to give full name, and
the old as well as the new address. Ad
dress the cards: THE APPEAL, Chicago,
111. Just as soon as you move to your
new residences notify us, not before.
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The Budget of News From the
Falls City Concerning: the
Colored People
Gossip's Melange.
E. H. Curry leave for Chicago
Rev. Peter Kennedy was in the city
this week.
Mr. William Davenport and mother
of Chicago are in the city.
Mr. Dabney Page who has been quite
ill for several week is better.
Mr. Richard McKay and wife of Mid
dletown was inIthehcityUndertaker. this week.
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his dealings.
Mr. W. H. Clark is much improved.
We deny the rumor that Mr. Matthew
Johnson is to be mrnied soon.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville oflSce of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Several Colored men have made ap
plication for deputy Marshallships under
U. S. Marshall Barchett but "no appoint
ment" yet.
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.
Mt. Calvary Cammandery No. 12 K.
T. have decided to attend the session of
the Grand Commandery at Cleveland,
Ohio, next August.
James Clark an old rag picker had an
altercation with Joe Ward last Saturday
and cut him severely in the abdomen.
The wounds may prove fatal.
Col. Bob Harlan, Senator P. B. S.
Pinchback and "Black Prince" John
Alexander were in attendance at the
races this week, and are among the
heaviest betters.
Mt. Calvary Commandery K. T. will
escort Most Eminent Grand Commander
Mr, A. A. Morris to the National Con
clave Knight Templars to be held in
Cleveland next August.
Mr. Henry Beatty and Miss Beard
were married at St. James Church Wed
nesday at 3 o'clock after receiving con
gratulations from many friends they left
on the 4 oclock mail boat for Auover,
Ind., their future home.
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.
Mr. Isaac Block of Covington was in
the city Sunday. Mr. Block was
formerly a priest in the Episcopal
Church it is very likely he will be
restored. Mr. Block is practicing
law in Covington and doing quite
Mr. Charles Euler and Miss Zerelda
Johnson eloped to Jeflersonville on the
20 of last month and were married and
living in the city at the residence of the
bride's mother Mrs. C. C. Johnson 1923
W. Grayson. It is said Mr. Euler is a
full German.
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 reaction
or harm. For sale everywhere.
Chief Wood is very energetic about
breaking up the cohabiting of white
women and Colored men. Seven such
damsels' Chick Stanley, Ella Meeks,
Mary E. Jones, Belle Bridges, Mag Mul
len, Mrs. Brown and Lena Rivers, were
hauled in by the efficient chief, and on
last Saturday Judge Thompson fined
them $20 each and held them in $250
bond for one year. It is all right to
break up these low white women from
consorting with Colored men, but it is
just as necessary to raid the low Colored
women who consort with white men.
There is no difference in the crimes and
no difference should be made in the
The entertainment at Knox Presby
terian Church^Tuesday was largely at
tended and the program which was a
brilliant one well rendered. The
prominent singers were Mesdams Mary
L. Mead, Mrs. W. C. Duerson, Mrs.
Richard Thomas, Mrs. L. B. Coleman
Mrs. E. L. Warden, Miss Jane Camp
bell. Mrs. S. G. Hutchison, and'Mrs.
W. H. Stewert were painists. The
Quinn Chapel Choir rendered the
choruses supported by Mr. James Sebree
with violin. The Pickwick Club held
their informal opening Monday evening
in their new quarters 111 W. Walunt.
The club is composed of excellent
young men and the membership at
present is 35. Mr. Henry T. Bain presi
dent, Mr. Wm Harris, vice-president,
Mr. D. Yocum, treasurer, Mr. H. J.
Childress, secretary. The literarv ex
ercises were interesting and the out look
for the club is promising. The house is
now well fitted up and the members in
tend to make the place attractive and
accomplish the end for which the club
has been established.
The greatest rally in the History of
Zion Baptist Churclrwill lake place Sun
day May 26th at 11 a. m. the pastor will
preach at the conclusion of the sermon
the members will pay in their subscript
J. &** 58*3&
At 3 p. m. Revs. S&
will preach at whi
be a Baptist and
contest. Messrs
street Church and
Quinn Chapel will
odist table Messrs
Baptist Church, an
Green Street Churci
Baptist table.
At the conclusi
sermon there be a
contest. Misses A
Pess will preside at
and Misses Lucy Jd
Listle will preside all
W. W, JI
and Abbey
bf the 8 p. m.
and house girls
iiles, and Katie
Spuse girls table
ttn and Maggie
cooks table.
Little Locals.
Monday, May 20th,
The entertainment
By Stevens Lodge,
And don't you forget it.
Mr. Robert Hunton has returned from
The annual rush to the suburban lake
resorts has begun. i
The play at the People's next week
will be 'The Hunchback."
Bring your job printing to THE APPEAL
office, No. 76 E. Fifth street.
The charity festival which was given
week before last netted $28.00.
Mrs. George Roy, of Oscaloosa, Io., is
in the'citythe guest of Mrs. Daniel Roy.
Furniture and household goods stoied
at low rates by H. Hill No. 403 Jackson
Thatcher, Primrose and West's Min
strels at the Newmarket .(beginning Sun
day night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Godett entertain
ed at dinner last Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J. K. Hilyard.
Eleven new cable cars intended for
the Seventh street table line arrived in
the city this week.
Mrs. J, B. Turner wHl leave to-mor
row for Grand Rapids, Mich,, where she
will spend about a month.
Mrs, J. C. Berry left Monday for a
visit to her.husband afe^Lajnont, Iowa.
She will be gone about a week.
Should you need anything in the jew
elry line, call on John D. Bodford 380
East Seventh street, and save ten peri
cent. Read his advertisement on fourth
The next and most important enter
tainment will be the one by Stevens'
Lodge at their hall No371 Jackson street
Monday evening Mav 20. See ad on
Fourth page. i
The Pink Tea given by the Steeple
Club at Stevens Masonic Hall last Friday
night was a yery pleasant affair. The
proceeds were for the benefit of the A.
M. E. Church.
The Scheffer law against drunkeness1
ought to keep some folks sober. Very
few folks wish to pay $10. for the privi-t
lige of getting drunk. Yet 18 had it to1
do last Monday morning.
"The heart bowed down by weight of
woe," will be the condition of my heart,
my darling, unless you take me to the
entertainment at Stevens Lodge Hal}
Monday evening May 20. i
Stevens Lodge, No. 113 A. F. A. M.
will rent their new and elegantly fur
nished lodge room 371 Jackson street
for respectable entertainments and
parties. Apply to W. W. McCoy or T. J.
High mass will be celebrated at the
Colored Catholic church at 10:00 o'clock
a. m. to-morrow, Father Sullivan officiat
ing. Sabbath school at 12 m. Evening
services at 7 30 conducted by Father
The attractions at the state fair this
year are to be better than ever before.
The graunds are to be lighted by elec
tricity, and negotiations are pending for
the production of Pains's greartTspectacl|e
"The Last Days of Pompeii.":
The office of THE ASJEEAL has been
moved from Union Block to No 79 East
Fifth street between Cedar and Minn
esota ifhere we have more commodions
and desirable quarters. All of our
friends are invited to call at any time.
Mr. J. K. Hilyard is an agent of the
National Savings, Loan and Building
Association which is incorporated under
the statutes of Minnesota with *fW.#
the statutes of Minnesot a with an author
ized capital of $5,000,000, Any person
who wish to secure shares should call on
him at 468 Robert street.
We have secured the services of Mas
ter Bennie Henderson as our city col
lect and he will call upon those of our
city subscribers who are in arrears on
subscriptions. Subscribers will please
report any corrections intheir addresses
that may be necessary as we are revis
ing our mail list and wish to haye all
Mrs Harry Howard, was thirty years
old one day last week and her husband
and a few friends tendered her a sur
prise supper. At the same time the
pupils in her Sunday School class at
Pilgrim Baptist Church presented her a
photographic group of themselves. The
occasion was a pleasant one to all who
were present.
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me there will
thodiat financial
Jones of 12.
G. Fowler of Doings in Society Circles in the
Me at the Meht-
y of 5th street
llssac Curtis of
ill preside the
Flour CityGossip of the
Ineteresting Items.
Go to Mrs. Williams for board 219 3d
street S.
Mrs. M. Hunton boarding and rooms
at 206 Third ave. S.
Elder Gray of St. Paul was in the city
Monday on business.
Mrs. Paul Brown has gone on a visit
to Omaha, Neb., where she will spend
some time.
the Metropolis of ^^**Att3^fW
Mrs. J. H. Montgomery of Spring-
'field, Ohio, joined her husband here
last Monday. They will immedntely go
to housekeeping.
Mrs. Stapp and Miss Susie Jackson,
have opened a bakery at 257 10th ave.
South, where any one desiring home
made bread, pies, cakes etc., can obtain
them at reasonable rates.
The fair of the Unique Baptist church
opened Monday under brilliant auspices,
at Freya's Hall, the ladies have so ar
ranged every thing that success is sure
to attend them. Full Particulars next
Mrs. Joyce says to the public that
she has opened up in first class order a
boarding htfise at 250 Third ave. S.,
where she is able to accommodate any
one in need of rooms and board, by day
and week at reasonable prices.
Mr. A. B. Newman a brother of Mrs.
R. J, Coleman, has passed the civil ser
vice examination and is now elegible to
a clerkship in the postoriice here, as he
is the only Colored aspirant, we think it
it will be but a short time before he is
called on.
Mrs. R. J. Coieman received a tele
gram last Sunday calling her to her
former home home in Wisconsin, to bid
farewell to all that was mortal of her
youngest brother, who was stricken with
paralyses nine months ago. But she
reached the train to late and could not
The social event of the season has
been the birthday party given by Mr.
Edward Lee Thursday evening at his
residence. It being his 20th birthday
anniversary. Among those present
were: Misses Martinne Grey, Ella Un
derwood, Mamie Coleman, Nellie Brady,
Julia, Blanche, Octavia Woods, Jennie
Hilyer, Maud Ralston, Ida Monroe
Messrs. Geo. Brady, Edward Lee, Spen
cer Smith, Ralph Grey, Geo. Coleman,
Robert Lee, E. G. Perkins, Z, W. Mitch
ell. The light fantastic, was indulged in
until a late hour. An elaborate repast
was served. Master Harry Lee also par
ticipated in the enjoyment of the even
ing as it was his second anniversary.
Several very handsome presents were
presented to Mr. Edward Lee.
The corner stone of Zion Baptist
church East Minneapolis will be laid to
morrow May 19th under the supervision
of the Masons of the twin cities, Grand
Master J. K. Hilyard master of cere
monies. The Knights Templar of St.
Paul and Minneapolis will turn out in
full regalia. The order of exercises will
be as follows. Rev. J. P. Brown, of
Unique Baptist church will preach at
12.45 p. m., Rev. William Gray will lift
the collection he will also speak on the
outside of the church. Rev. J, M. Hen
derson, of St. Paul will deliver an ad
dress. Rev. C. H. Thomas, Rev. A.
Brown and other ministers of Minne.
apolis will speak. The Masons from St.
Paul will arrive at 12:30, the Masons of
Minneapolis will meet them at the Mil
waukee depet and march to the church.
A large number of the eitizens of St.
Paul and elsewhere are expected to be
present. The Farr band will be present.
Mrs. Farr will also be present. Mr. M.
C. Folev with his choir will render some
choice music. Rev. F. Lomack desires
to raise $500 during the day. A Cordial
invitation is extended to all to be pres
ent and give their aid to this laudable
object. The St Paul Band heads the pro
cession. Make no mistake take the 12
o'clock train over the1
aAn 1
Milwaukee road.
Those who wish to start earlier can take
the 11:30 train over the Manitoba road.
The nuptials of Mr. J. A. Joyce and
Miss Julia Johnson of this city occurred
Wednesday evening They were mar
ried at the St. Peters cqurcb at 8 o'clock,
from there they repaired to their resi
dence Nor.a2326 Twelfth avenue S., where
an elaborate supper awaited them
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Among those present at the reception
were: Rev. and Mrs. Thomas, Mr. and
Mrs. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Middle
ton, Mr. and Mrs. R. Settles, Edina
Mills Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. aud
Mrs, M. W. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Porter Mesdames C, Joyce, Geo. Wil
liams, J. Watson, A. Cooper Misses
Mary Joyce, M. Thomas, M, Howard,
Lena and Ellen Duncan, Annie Nelson,
Margaret Stitts. L. Lenox, Ida Monroe,
E. Brown Messrs. Wm. Lester. Solo
mon Saunders, Wm. Joyce, H. Thomas,
Wm. Price, 8. Smith, C. H. Thompson,
Berry Myrick, Robert Lee, J. McDon
aid, Z. W. Mitchell. Rev. C. H. Thomas
officiated. Some of the presents were
I loth Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cain, one half
dozen linen napkins Mr.and Mrs. Geo.
Williams, salt and pepper cruets and
toothpick holder Mr. Chas. Carter,
eight day walnut clock Mr. Spencer
Smith, bed spread Miss Emma Stitts,
silk pin cushion Mrs. W. Porter, towels
Mrs. H. P. Rhodes, glass set, Miss Mar
garet Stitts, glass pitcher Miss H. How
ard, cake stand Miss Lulu Lenox, two
vol. of Scott Mr. and Mrs. Turner, carv
ing set Mr. Henry Thomas, writing
paper Mr. Wm. Lester and Miss Maggie
Thomas, plush album Mr. W. M. Price,
toilet set* Miss Annie Nelson, Japanese
tea pot Mrs. S. Duncan, castor Mr. E
A. Mitchell, desert set Misses Lena and
Ella Duncan, towels.
Fished F*om the Ocean
in all Parts of the Glo
rious Union.
Three hundred converts were baptis
ed in Richmond, Va. Sunday as the
result of the recent extraordinary revi
Five Colored men and seven whites
were whipped at Newcastle, Del., last
Saturday for various crimes. Each re
ceived forty lashes.
Andrew Grimes the Colored sailor
who murdered the mate of his vessel
last Christmas was tried at May's Land
ing N. Y. this week. He was convicted.
There is a Colored man in Quitman
County, Georgia, who has a son named
David, one named Jacob, one named
Napoleon, one named Christopher
Columbus, one named Ferdinand and
one named James Monroe.
Margaret Hendricks, a black woman
living near Hopkinsville, Ky gave
birth on last Monday to twin girls one
perfectly white and the other prefectly
black. Folks are at a loss to account
for the curious freak of nature.
Mrs. Jane Davis, a Colored woman,
died last Wednesday in Jersey City.
She claimed to be 120 years old, and
persons who knew her believed such to
be the fact. She witnessed the inau
guration of Washington one hundred
years ago, and had seen many of the
great men of the early days of the
Curtin Farris, a Colored street car
conductor of Cleveland, Ohio, was put
in jail in Atlanta, Ga last week, for
defending himself with a pistol, when
asked to leave the ladies coach on a
Western and Atlanta train. He is well
to do at his home and was on his way to
Atlanta to marry Miss Mary Coleman,
He will spent the next 30 days on a
rock pile instead or on a honey moon.
In a recent interview Wm. L. Roy
all, the Virginia counsel for the foreign
bondholders and a promnent figure in
Virginia politics, said "If the voters of
this district should think me worthy of
a seat in Congress my aim will be the
disfranchisement of the Colored voter.
All of us know and feel that it was a
cruel piece of injustic to us to put the
ballot into his hands in his present half
civilized state.
Harrison Staples, Colored, is on trial
for murder at Cincinnati. Considerable
money has been put upto defend Staples
by a wealthy planter residing the South.
Staples' father was a favorite slave of
the Southerner, and in recognition of
services rendered by the slave of ante
bellum days this merchant of today
spent his cash liberally for his faithful
servitor's son. to prevent his being re
turned to the State of his alleged crime,
and now has employed Major Black
burn to defend him.
A funny attempt of a black man to be
made white has been brought to light.
A poor little boot-black was hired to
Bell his skin piecemeal at the rate of a
sovereign a piece, each piece being
about as large as sovereign. -These bits
of skin were transferred to the face of
a Colored man who was discontented
with his natural color, the skin being
transferred to the boy. The operation
is hardly a success, for it appears that
in a short time the white patch on the
man began to turn dark, while the
black patch on the boy turned white.
There is a Colored man in Barnesville,
Ga., who has been turning white for
several months. A4largespot on his face,
covering half skin nose, made him quite
conspicuous. Of course, it is some
disease, but nevertheless it is worth
noticing. Besides the white spots on his
face and body there are spots of gray
hair on his head that have become so
in a few months, yet he is only about
twenty-five years old. We can't tell
what the result will be but if the change
continues he will be a prominent figure.
He is now partially a white black man.
Rev. E. A. Mitchell, Edward, Mitchell, girl escaped unhurt. When they return-
B. Johnson, Lincoln, Neb., C. C. Carter, I ed home her father, Pearl Strong, who
as follows: Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Wea-
ver, pair of painted shovels Mr, and
Mrs. Rev. C. H. Thomas, pair of towels
Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, linen table
*m*si^ w&lsi&ftC V?I^^^3S%*J^
At Winchester, Ky., Milton Richmond
attempted to elope with Lydia Strong the
16-years-old daughter ol Judge Strong.
Strong with a band of friends, pursued.
When they overtook Richmond he fired
upon them, sending a ballet through
Strong's hand. The party returned the
fire, killing Richmond instantly. The
had been absent, had returned. At the
sight of his daughter, he fired ather, and
missing his aim, tried to shoot himself.
He only inflicted a bad flesh wound,
wnen his pistol was taken away. All
this occurred becaused a Colored man
tried to run away with a white girl.
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An Account of a Journey Front
Washington to the Land of
the Montezumas.
George Humphrey Esq.
Kind reader will you accept my in*
vitation to accompany me on a very
pleasant trip to the city of Mexico?
Well, we will start from the city of
Washington we are now in the Depot
of the Baltimore & Potomac R. R. as we
passthrough the gate -we see standing on
the track a magnificent train of Pullman
Vestibule Cars, which consists of two
sleepers, actinihg/car find a composit
C^^mj^^mkabAMax^mrtamnt for
electricity,UIBO heated'by steam a comr"
partment for smoking, a barbershop,
bath room, in feet every thing for com
fort Itisnowalmo8t&:30 p.'m. and every
one who is about to make the trip, is
bidding his friends and relatives good
bye at last we hear the sound of the con
ductor's voice as he cries "all aboard,"
and signals to the engineer to go aheatr^
and in a moment we find ourselves
slowly rolling out of the depot and we
realize that we have fairly started. As
we leave the citv we Bee the great shaft of
the Washington monument in the dis
tance, also the dome of the Capitol we
are now crosssing the historic Potomac
river, and in a few minutes we make a
short stop at Alexandria. As we
travel along through the State of Vir
ginia we can see in the distance the
battle field of Bull Run, and several
others, which perhaps mv readers are
well acquainted with, so I will not tire
you by describing any more of these
home scenes. It soon becomes dark
consequently we cannot see any more
but at 7:18 the next morning we are roll
ing into the depot at Charlotte, N.
here we change engines which takes us
through the States of North and South
Carolina and apart of Georgia, and at 4
p. m. of the same day we arrive at At
lanta, Ga. Here there is quite a large
crowd waiting to look at the train, for it
is the first tune that such a magnificent
train has been seen in this part of the
country. Well, after we make another
change of engines we hear the old sound
of "all aboard," and we continue to pur
sue our journey farther South, through
Montgomery, Alabama, Mobile, and
next morning at 8:20 we are in New
Orleans here we make a stop of three
hours, during which time vall can take
advantage of a ride around the
city on our return we have to
cross the Mississippi river to Algiers,
where we find our train on the
Southern Pacific track on which we
make the journey through Louisiana
and Texas, and on the afternoon of the
third day we find ourselves at Eagle
Pass, Texas,which is'on the border of the
Rio Grande after a stop of a few min
utes we cross the river into Mexico, at a
station called Hiedrrs Negrae. Now the
interest of our trip has commenced, we
see a group of very white Spanish gen
tlemen board the train as soon as we ar
rive, we soon find out who they are, for
they state through an interpreter,
that they would like to examine our
baggage, for they are the Custom officers
of the Mexican Government, this takes
quite a little time, but as soon as every
thing is alright, we make another stop,
we are now traveling on the Mexican
International Rail Road.
That part of the State of Chihuahua,
immediately adjoining the Rio Grande,
is not very interesting or picturesque
Wei, barren plains, covered with var
ious species of cactus and other for
bidding plants, but as upon proceeding
southward the track gradually rises
low hills are reached and passed, and
before long, a bold range of genuine
mountains appear on the right. From
that time forward mountains are always
visible, sometimes distant, sometimes
close to the railroad, but never out of
sight. When daylight appears on the
morning of the fourth day, we areforin
to the heart of the Mexican Republic and
far among the mountains haying passed
from the International Itoad to the
Mexican Central at Torreon and several
thousand feet above sea level. From
Torreon onward the grade rises steadily
but gradually until Zacateeas is passed
at more than 8,000 feet above sea level,
the road describing marvelous curves
and winding about the mountains in a
most bewildering fashion, Zacateeas one
of the most interesting points on the
route, we pass about 5 p. m. at which
time we had a fine view ofthiscityof
75,000 inhabitants onward into a hollow
resembling a deep saucer, while the
train wound round and round the rim.
above it. The Countess silver mines
with which the surrounding mountains
are honey-combed were being worked
with much energy on the ancient system
which has prevailed for centuries.
From the State of Zacetecaa the road
went on a downward grade into that of
Aguas Calientes, passing the eity of that
name, with its hot springs, aadi running
by Lagos, and the large and prosperous
manufacturing city of Leon, in the State
of Guadalajara, these places, however,
and several others of equal interest are
passed during the night.
Long before the State of Gaadlajaru is,
traversed the grade begins to rise once
more and continues to ascend until the
highest -4oin is reached at Marques,
whence it descends again into the valley
of Mexico itself more than 7,000 feet

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