Facts and Fanoies Found in the Beauti
ful Falls City.
A Record of the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of the Metrop
olis of KentuckyLouisville
Miss Alary Pollard is very ill.
Learn Short-hand See Ad" on 2nd
Miss L. Thompson was in the city last
Secure THE APPEAL at 1422 W. Walnut
Miss Emma Williams is visiting in
Mr, Thomas Sxiith has refurned
Secure THE APPEAL at 1422 W. Wal
Rev. L. N Demby left fur Niagra Falls
Miss B. Bibb has gone to the untry
for a short stay.
Au excursion will leave for Evansville,
Ind., on the 8th inst.
Miss Sophia E Johnson has returned
from Charleston, Ind
Mrs. Mary A. Taylor is visiting rela
tives at Vincennes, Ind.
Mr. Julius Cox has me to French
Lick Springs to rusticate.
Miss Mamie bimmo will spend a
few weeks at Washington, C.
Rev. Wm. Jackson, pastor of Ninth
street Baptist Church is very sick.
Prof G.lhard's dancing school pic
niced at augar Grove on last Friday
The 4tn quaiterly meeting was held at
Jacob Street Church on last Sunday.
Miss Burns of Evansville, Ind is
in the city a guest of Mrs. Robinson.
Miss Li cv Gales has gone to Chicago
where she expects to make her future
Miss Jenkins in company with Mi-s
Hatue Smith left for her home in Clarks
Mr. Edward A. Hansberry has chaige
of the Eureka Grocery at West and
Miss Emma Ramsey and Mr.
Jackson were quietly married last week
bj Rev. Frank.
Learn 'hort hand. Only 10 cents per
le-sm. Send stamps for circular, W.
G. Moore. 1422 Walnut street.
A pleasant surprise was gnen Rev B.
F. Porter at his new residence on West
Walnut street, last Thursday night.
Bring vour job printing to the Louifl
vil'e office of THE APPE\L, 312 W. Jeffer
son street. Good work at reasonable
Visitors to Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's 509 W.
J. H. LawsonCounsellor and Attor
ney at Law, Real Estate Solicitor. Prac
tices in all the Courts. Office 539 West
Green street, Louisville, Ky.
A grand select pirty was given Friday
by William Ball and Louis Will
lnte in honor of Miss Ida Robinson of
Indianapolis Ind at the repidence of W.
Ball, 1120 W. Chestnut, which was
The laying of the corner stone at the
new Baptist church on Illinois ave., in
Jeffersonville, Ind will take place on
Sunday Aug 9 1891. The ceremonies
will be under the auspices of the Knights
of Friendship of Jene'sonville and
Loui8\ille at 2 o'clock M. The dedi
cation sermon will be preached at 11 A
M. by Rev J. W. Lewis The following
ministers will be present- Dr. D. A.
Gaddie, E. Marrs, C. C. Bates,
Frank and Prof. C. Parrish of Louis
\azoo Cltj, Miss
Mr. Alex Ogden is on the sick list.
C. Houston has gone to Canton.
Miss Leana Phipps is on the sick list.
Mr. Luke Rogers 'has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. Rollins' little daughter
Mr. Willie Williams left for Rose
Mrs. Ried of Water Valley is visiting
Mrs. T. H. Hall.
Mrs. P. Robinson gave a reception to
the string band last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Black of Roseneath are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hunter.
Mrs. Martin, Mrs. J. H. Davenport
and mother are visiting Mrs. Jones.
Mr. James Millar left with his string
band for Belzonia to play for a wedding.
The A. M. E church will have a grand
Tally the second Sunday in August. Rev.
The A. M. E. church had a grand
rally and realized $1 300 for the new
church, Rev. Houston pastor.
Richard Harrison, Detroit's Colored
tragedian is visiting in the city.
Mr. and I Mrs. Toliver had company
from Wyandotte, Kansas last week.
Elder Grimpsby and wife of .Washing
ton D. are the guestsoff Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Hubbard of Bathurst street.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Collins of Montreal
have taken up their residence in Toronto
They are at home at 176 Lisgar street.
The Toronto folks gav& a reception
last Thursday night in honor of the vis-
itors and it was a success in every way.
Rev. N. F. McBayne pastor of the
Queens St. Baptist church is off on a va
cation. He will visit in Detroit and
Chaplain A liensworth of Ft. Bayard,
N. Mexico and Hon. G. E. Jones of Lit
tle Rock, Ark., were the guests of Mrs.
Strawder Gray last week.
Miss Nellie Banks an accomplished
and highly respected young lady of Kan
sas City attended the N". E. A. She is
the guest of Mrs. Henry Lewis 104 Duke
Dr Abbott entertaiued Chaplain Al
lensworth of Ft. Bayard F. and Hon.
G. E. Jones of Little Rock last Monda\
evening at his residence 119 Dowhng
What They are About in one of the Fair
Short and Spicy Items of News, Personal
and Impeisonal, Concerning Matters
and Things Generally the Capitol
of the State of Mississippi.
The Japonica Club is a lost cause.
The Sih er Leaf Club is
4 ol Sight."
Mrs N Sneed is out again after a
short illne 8.
Mrs V. Taj lor is the guest of Mrs.
A young mens' debating society has
The nine hour system is a sacred
memory of the past.
Mr. Wefcley Crayton of Vicksburg was
in the city last week.
Litlle Mandaline Williams was on a
visit to Canton last week.
Mrs Lew.s Winston of Natchez was
the guest of Mrs. Cranberry last week
Miss Emma Brown of Yizoo Citv is in
the city the gues of Mrs Joseph Beatty.
Mr W Farrish the estimable Co'-
ored postman is off on a 15 days leave of
Mr. Hutton the worthy Colored
route agent of A. & V. visited our
city last week.
recently made against
Mies Maggie Lynch proved to be un
Mr. York Bell has been giving one of
the citv loafers a black eye lor getting
giv with him.
Rev. R. Adams has been appointed
missionary for Hinds county and he is in
every way competent.
Mr. J. J. Williams is local editor of
the Peoples' Defender. "The right
man in the right place."
Rev. A E. Albert of New Orleans
preached an exceptionally fine sermon
at the M. E. church last week.
The residence of Miss Meta Partee
was graced last week by the presence of
Miss Lily Carmichael of Canton.
Me=srs Jno. Walker Jr J. W. John
son and E. A. Gray made a flying trip to
New Orleans last week on business.
Messrs. Walter Mays and Joseph
Beatty, the two competent brakeman on
the Y. & V. R. were off on their
Mr T. Stansberry one of the most
experienced brakemen on the I. C. R.
R. speaks of retiring shortly. He has
been in the service regularly since 1867.
Rev H. Hawkins P. E. of Columbus
Miss., accompanied by Rev. J. H. Nich
ols, of the First Baptist church, Stark
ville, Miss., were in the city last week.
There are several young men of this
city who are trying to pull down a cer
tain social society. By request we will
not mention names, but will say that it
is the best joke of the season.
Prof. J. N. C. Granberry is teaching a
very successful term of school at Terrv,
Miss. While there we drove out to Mr.
Granberry'8 beautiful home, where we
met his intelligent wife and lovely chil
In our recent local on Faith Dr. Jones
we were inadvertantly led into error.
We have known the doctor for several
years and he has always proved himself
to be a Christian, successful and honest
in his profession.
While on our recent visit to Terry we
stopped with Mr. and Mrs W. Brown
who have one of the nicest neatest res
taurants in the city. Mr. Brown is a
gentlemen of perfect business qualities,
and his polite and hospitable wife is a
fortune to any home.
Rev. N. C. Buren visited Pacific last
Prof. W. R. Lawton of Jefferson, City,
Mo., is conducting the Colored Teachers
Institute which began its session here
on the 27th.
Rev- J. W. Muse of St. Louis will ad
dress the Colored people of St. Louis
county at the Emancipation Barbecue at
this piace Aug 4th.
The Shiloh Baptist church of St. Louis
has notified Rev. J. M. Collins that he
has been called to pastor their church.
Mr. Collins will take their call under ad
Record of the Doings in and About
the Great "Flour City."
Matter* Social, Religions and general
Which Have Happened and are to
Happen Among the People of
the City on the Fall*.
Go to Donaldson's Glass Block for bar
Services at the Bethesda church to
morrow as usual.
Rev. J. W. Dunjee preached last Sun
day night on the Christian Endeavor
movement to a large congregation.
Mrs. Nellie Scott Damon:Ladies' Ice
Cream and dress making parlors. Strict
ly first-class 2454th a\e., South, Minn
Mrs Nellie ^cott Damon has removed
from 2nd St. S. to 245 4th ave., S. where
all of her old customers and a host of
new ones ore invited
Miss Annie E Rice of Detroit, Mich,
is in the city visitirg her brother and
sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Rice, No 100 Second street, Southeast
Remember the Big Brighton Store,
the number is 519 and 521 Washington
avenue S. Paces to suit every class of
people. Great fall stock of all kinds of
woolen goods at bottom prices.
Rev. Johnson is yet in our cit
and having good success in his work.
Manv of our churches of all denomina
tions are opening their doors for mm to
present his work.
FOR SALEHorses, Carriages, Wa
gons, harness, etc. furniture and se
cond hand-goods of all kinds. Call and
see our stock. Lowest prices in the
city. A. Heath, 2002 Second Street N.
Don't forget the Big Brighton Store
519 and 521 Washington avenue S. This
store is doing a gf eat business and offers
to the public the very best bargains ob
tained in the city. Call and save your
Our able Colored lawyer, W. R. Mor
ns, is having quite a large practice, and
is a great favorite in court circles. He
is able and skilled in his profession and
ought to receive the entire patronage of
the Colored people of this city
Dr. F. B. Stirely,the well known den
tist, lately located at 38 Washington av
enue South has removed to 506J Mcollet
avenue, second floor. He has the larg
est and most completely equipped den
tal parlors in the Northwest, and he will
be pleased to see all his old patrons and
all new ones who wish first-class dental
work carefully performed at moderate
Atlantic City, N.
The Webster Baptist church at Web
ster Mo., was dedicated last Sunday and
quite a crowd went down to attend.
Rev. R. H. Cole of St. Louis preached
the sermon and Eev. J. M. Collins of
I Kirkwood offered the dedicatory prayer. 1 but with his unerring sythe cut thia bud
tn*jj&^j3feti *a& ^"H^T
Mrs. N E. Reed and Miss Annie Mat
thews left the city on the 30th of July,
having been called home to Gettysburg,
Pa., suddenly on account of the sickness
of their brother, Wm. H. Matthews.
We hope that he is better and may soon
be able to attend to his duties.
The Ministerial Concert given at St
James Z. A. M. E. church last week was
a grand success. Rev. Coppin of Phila
delphia, editor of the Christian Review,
and Rev. Beckett of Washington D.
were present and took part in the con
cert which consisted of speaking on dif
ferent subjects, solos, duets, etc.
On Saturday, July 25th, while Selfie
Hams, a lad of 16 years, was out bath
ing with several companions, he got too
fat out into the current and was drowned.
Selfie was a bright boy and in him had
his parents centered high hopes for his
future but death would not spare him
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SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MINN.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 8,189L
just before it burst into a lovely flower.
Mr. Harris is proprietor of the Hevalow
Cottage and now the usually pleasureful
Cottag is enrapt in a fog of sorrow.
THAT BUD "SKUTE."
For days and yeais we watched it
And guarded withltenderestjcare, fc
We watered it and ca^d for it daily
And ne\ er did we dispalr *v
We kept it covered at night time
Kept it hid from the falling dew,
And ne\er a wind blew upon it ft"
Or fiost changed its beautiful hue.
We often sat and wondered
As we watched it petal? fair,
How when they fully developed
They would to us appear, j|
Alas' at a moment unguardpd
Oui backs only slightly turned, If
The blazing sun fell upon it
And withered it down to the ground.
W I SCOTT,
Doings of the Week Among the Afro
Americans ox tne Queen City.
Haps and Mishaps and Items la General
Collected and Compiled by our Re
porter for the Delectation of
N. Alexander is visiting in Chi-
Mr. and Mrs. F. Ricks have opened a
fine restaurant in Walnut Hil's.
REV. B. T. HARVEY, Griffin Ga.
The Sabbath School connected with
Zion church will give a picnic at Summit
Grove on tbh 12th inst.
The twenty-fourth anniversary of the
Calvary Baptist church was apprapri
ately celebrated on last Friday evening.
Willie Tyler of Walnut Hills has lately
received the $10 gold piece offered as a
prize for best scholarship and correct
We are glad to notice that Mr. Hum
phry Dixon has been re-appointed off
and on-man by the present board of ad
A social was given by the Union Band
No. 1, of Union Chapel on lait Thursday
evening at which time several new
members were received.
Mr F. Lewis Sr. expects to leave thp
city soon for the benefit cf his health.
The recent death o,f his wife has had a
very depressing effect on him.
Among the nurnbe/ of the many Cin
cinnatians who hay^e left thexjiiy on a
pleasure trips we mention Mr. and Mrs.
F. Doll, Mr.and Mrst A.Hende^pn and
Miss Lottie Williams.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church of this
city has the credit of originating and
perfecting the most novel and unique
arrangement for raising money that has
ever come under public notice. On last
Sabbath two tables were placed in front
of the altar, one for the christians and
one for the sinners. At a given time a
hymn was sung and then commenced a
race up to the tables of saints and sin
ners eager for the victory. This con
test beii announced in the papers be
forehand drew a large crowd, but at this
writing the decision of the judges has
not been reached
To know the whereabouts of one Rob
ert Morris whose parents were killed in
a wreck one year ago last Thanksgiving
at New Lenox on their way to Joliet.
He is dark complexioned, weighs about
170 pounds, is 6 ft 1 and i* 27 years old.
He is known as Bob Morris. When last
seen he was at the Joliet races. He was
heard from in St. Louis about one month
before the death of his parents. Ad
dress John Francis, Administrator of
Estate, New Lenox, 111.
The World's Fair City as Viewed by
The Appeal Man.
Compilation of a Number of Happen
ings among the Afro-American*
f the Second City of thli
Have you paid for the paper you are
Miss Walker of Frankfort Ky., has
gone to Minneapolis.
See Mr. Pope at the Misfit Clothing
Parlors 268 Clark street.
Mr. Virgil Pumpfrey has gone to
Evansville on a two weeks visit.
Misses Belle Jones and Daisy Robin"
son left Monday nightjbr Detroit.
cream at Rollins' 2823 State street.
Wait for the ninth Battalion picnic In
August. See further particulars in THK
If you owe your subscription to THE
APPEAL please pay up when the collec
Mrs. Mary Tolbert of Louis\ille is the
guest of Mrs H. B. Lockery 3119 Armour
Six Colored young men took the civil
service examination for letter carrier
Miss Ida Herman left Monday for
Mr3. Gussie Stewart of Elyria, O is
the guest of Mrs. John Boston 2826 Ar
Mrs. Johnson of Louisville is thegueet
of her daughter Mrs. D. D. Lacy 353 W.
It is rumored that Miss Mary M. An
derson Mill wed one of Detroit's fine
young men this fall.
Elaborate preparations are being made
for the ninth battalion picnic. See fu
The ladies of the auxilhary are pre
paring to give the directors of Provident
Hospital, a banquet.
Mies Rhoda Cole, of Indianapolis, is
visiting her niece Mrs. Minnie Hayes,
3626 Armour avenue.
Miss Lulu Johnson of St. Louis is in
the city the guest of Mrs. Carrie Denny
Fiench 1002 Walnut street.
Mr. J. Q. Adams of THE APPEAL, St.
Paul Minn is expected in the city to
morrow to spend a few days.
Messrs. Will Sherrell, John Johnson,
W. H. Blackshearand J. H. Stacker went
on duty as letter carriers, Aug. 1.
Mr. Samuel Kimes who recently fell
under an Illinois Central train and had
his foot cut oft, is recovering rapidly.
Mrs. Charlie Demond after a six
week's visit to Niagara Falls, Toronto
and Buffalo has returned to the citv.
Messrs. W. J. Anderson and W. D.
Porter two of our finest young men have
presented a $32 clock to Bethel church.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Baker of Houston,
Tex., who have be*en sojourning in the
city leave to-day for Waukesha to spend
a few weeks.
great preparations for a grand
The ladies of Auxiliary No. 2, are
entertainment for the benefit of Provi
Mr. Geo. W. Hamilton of 2974 Dear
born street is the happiest man in town.
It's a bouncing baby boy. Mother and
child are doing well.
Miss Tazzie Thomas of Alton, 111, and
Miss Maria Thomas of St. Louis are in
the city the guests of Mrs. Sarah D.
Brown, Wabash Are.
Messrs. Will Cowan, Harry Duncan,
W. H. Mosby, Phil Miller and W. H.
Beasley look the Michigan Central lim
ited for Detroit Monday.
Mesdames Hattie Williams and Maria
Uband and Mr. Rice weie guests of Mis.
M. J. Randall, 5337 Dearborn street dur
ing their stay in the city.
Mrs. Martin Green of Mt. Hope Tem
ple No. 1, S. M. T., Hill leave the city
Aug 9 to visit relatives and friends af
Cincinnati, 0.. and Louisville. Ky.
Mr. Frank I. Edwards has returned
from a trip to Atlanta. A mob of hellish
Southerners threatened to throw him
out of the first class car unless he went
into the Jim Crow Car. He avoided
trouble by engaging a place in a Pullman
Social Matters, Gleanings of News
Condensed Into Small Space.
For the Benefit or our Thousands of Read-
eraAll Sorts of News Items from
the City by the Big Bridge
The Future Great.
Mr. Frank Byron has returned to the
Mrs Ruth Davis has departed for
The All Saints church gave a lawn
party Monday night at Lindell Park.
Leave orders for THE APPEAL with J.
H. Harrison, St. Louis, Manager, 2655
Mis. Frank Estell is at New York
City visiting her daughter Mrs. Anthony
Copies of THE APPEAL can be secured
at 2625 Mills St. J. H. Harrison, St.
Mr. Henry R. Taylor commander of
Shaw Post, 343 is in Detroit attending.'the
G. A. R. encampment.
St. Louis is among the leaders in the
beauty contest. Now boys lets "push"
and St Louis will win.
The series of lawn parties given e\ery
Tuesday night at Paragon Garden aie
proving quiet a success.
After quite a pleasant stay her among
fiiends Miss Ellie Russell has returned
to her home at Hannibal Mo.
Fuller treated Ed, Will, Jim K. and
Jim Y. to dinner last Sundav after which
the boys proceeded to paint.
Miss Pelagie Thomas and Mies Estell
Hickman have departed for Chicago
from whence they will visit Detroit.
Miss Robertie Hamilton who has
been visiting relatives here was sudden
ly called home by the death of her
W. H. Farmer, Counselor and Attor
ney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery,
will practice in all court*. Office, 1111
First class job printiug of all kinds
done at TH APPEAL office No. 1002
Franklin avenue. Rates reasonable and
The Luca Sextette assisted by Miss
Narcissa Dorsey entertained quite a
audience at St. Paul's chapel last Friday
night. The concert was a grand success.
The Pelicans are "in it," they gave a
private picnic Friday July 31, at Caron
delet Park. This was their second an
nual picnic which was given in honor of
the visitoss Misses Nettie Walker of
Alton, 111. Sarah Jones of Pine Bluff,
Ark Eilie Russels and the Misses Brent
of Hambal, Mo. The Pelicans deserve
considerable praise for the manner in
which they conducted the affair. Prof.
West's orchestra furnished music and
everything was tip top. Over fifty merry
The District conference will adjourn
Ed. Duffey lost a colt last week bv
The rumor concerning Henry Jones
We are glad to learn that Mrs. Roach
the A. M. E Zion Sunday School con
vention was a grand affair.
Miss Bettie Hill died Wednesnay uight
at the home of her mother.
The A. M. E. Zion church held their
annual conference here last week.
About 100 preachers attended.
Mr. N. Vestal, will set up a lodge of
27 Knights of Pythias. He will also in
stitute a lodge in Combs City.
Mr. Tim Beatty was brought to Canton
and buried last Friday. He was the
oldest conductor on the I.. C. C. R. R.
Mr. James Williams leader of the Can
ton Brass Band, certainly deserves great
success. He is not ojly an efficient and
accomplished teacher but with all a
modest gentleman. The people should
show him all honor as he has decided
to remain with them. The band has
been engaged for a large tournament, to
be given by the Colored farmers of
Why not THE APPEAL It has more
news than any other paper.
Messrs. Johnson and Wiley have the
lead of the finest girls in town.
Jas. Lockhart the efficient agent is a
young man of ability. He is a hustler.
Mr. W. B. Brown who has been em
ployed at the Rouselot's barber shop is
off on a vacation.
St*. &HL3K &1
$2.00 PEE YEAH.
Caught Floating on the New* Car*
rent and Steered Into
On* Office by oar Army of Correspond**!*
at all Points of the Compass, Care
fully Condensed for Hasty
A false report does not last long, and
the life one leads is always the best
apoloay of that which one has led.St.
An Afro-American cook and his wife
received fatal ir junes in a fire which de
stroyed the Montana stables at Seattle,
Wash. lat Friday
Seven members of an Afro American:
family named Parker, were poisoned
last week by drinking water from a poi-
Mrs. Lucinda Bell, a weTFknown Col
ored woman of Fort Djdge, Iowa, better
known as Aunt Cindy, recently celebrat
ed her one hundredth birthday Aunt
Cindy is apparently as healthy and
strong as ever.
The favorite ,page of the crown prin
cess of Sweden is a little Nrgro boy whc*
was imported from E^pt He" is a
pretty little fellow of twelve years and is
dressed in a picturesque costume topped
off with a diminutive red ftz.
William Caldwell, an Afro-American
was executed at Houston, Texas, last
Friday. He was lMxed up in the 'Jay
birds" and "Woodpeckers" factions
which raged in Fort Eend countv in 188S.
Scores of men were killed during its
reign but Caldwell was the only one who
met a judicial death on account of the
vendetta. He was acused of killing Dr.
M. Shamblen July 31, 1888.
Last week as town marshal Goodbrand
was on his way to Jessup, Ga with Bar
ton Fluker. an Afro-Amencan, who had
killed a woman a lew days be*bre, Fluk
er attempted to escape, Goodbrand shot
and wounded him. Fluker then rushed
on the marshal and threw him down
and grabbed his pistol. The marshal
held on to the pistol and in the scuffie
got hold of Fiuker's knife and cut his
throat with it.
An interesting book by Lewis George
Clark, the original of George Harris in
"Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
soon to be pub
l'shed Mr. Clark, who is now an old
man of seventy-five, resides in Lexing
ton, Kentucky. He recently visited Bos
ton, where he gave some facts of his life
to interested friends. He was last sold
as a slave for one thousand two hundred
and fifty dollars, and his sister Delia,
the original of Emeline, was bought at
the block by a Frenchman, who married*
her. A brother is now employed the
sub-treasury at Boston. Eliza, who was
chased over the ije by bloodhounds, was
not the wife of George, but the incident
told of her is tiue. The character of
Uncle Tom was drawn from two originals.
One, as is known, was Josiah Henson,
who had both arms broken and was
crippled for life when he was a boy He
became a preacher and furnished ma
terial for the first half of Uncle Tom's
life. Lame Peter, the second model,
died exactly as described in the story.
One Eva walfMiss Letcher and became
the wife of Lewis Clark's master, Gen
eral Kennedy. The other Eva was
Annie Campbell, who died when a child.
Millie, a Colored girl belonging to Mrs*
Birton of Kentucky, furnished the idea
of the immortal Topsy.
Mr. A Granby was in Chicago Sunday
to see his girl.
Mrs Ida Wilson of Ottawa is a guest of
her mother Mrs. Holbert on Meeker
Mr. Brown and Mrs Thomas of Auc
able Grove are guests of Rev. and Mre.
Mrs. Coleman who has been yisiting
Mrs. Rebecca Di&hman for the past
three weeks returned to her home in St.
The campmeeting opened up Saturday
and the ministers are coming in from all
points so the chickens will have
change their hiding places.
Last Sunday night our genial friend
George Blanam led a blushing biide up
to the altar at Browne A. M. E. Chapel
where Rev. Alexander pronounced him
and Mrs. Sarah Rosley as one, they will
go to housekeeping on North Clay street.
Succees to you George. The Elder says
that the matrimonial trade is picking up
Can Ride in a Pullman Sleeper.
Reports come from the South that
ticket agents refuse to sell Pullman
sleeping car berths to Colored passen
gers. Mr. M. A, Baker, a wealthy Col
ored man of Houston, Texas, now in
Chicago, experienced some trouble in
getting Bleeping car accommodations for
himself and wife. The ticket agent Bed,
saying that all berths were sold, and it
was not until Mr. Baker threatened the
company witha suit for damages, that
the 8gent managed to find a place for
him. In. order to find out the ruling of
the Pullman management, Mr. Baker in
company with THK APPEAL visiting the
offices of the company. We were cour
teously received by Mr. Jewett acting
general superintendent wbo said tbat
the Pullman company bad never refused
to sell berths to Colored passengers.
No agent has any right to refuse accom
modations to any one who is able to pay
fortheeame. Mr. Jewett said that any
agent of the company who attempted to
make anv such discrimination would be
promptly dischaaged. -t^^
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