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VOL. II.NO. 43.
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have expired, and to those to whom we
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It is very unjust to us, and shows a
gretvfc lack of honest interest in the work
in which we are mutually interested, to
continue to receive the paper and not
pay for it. PLEASE PAY RIGHT
The manlv action of Senator John
'Sherman in Birmingham, Ala., in quit
ting the hotel wheie the propiietor re
fused to allow a delegation of colored
men who called upon him to be received
.and going to one where they would be
.admitted has endeared him to the hearts
of the colored people throughout this en
ttire country.
I is only upon such occasions as this
which are raiethat the ostracism, pre
judice, and inhuman injustice which is
exhibited toward col? red people gener
ally, gets before the public. Any color
ed man could go to that same hotel in
the capacity of a servant, and be received
in any part of it but when a delegation
of colored men wishing to show thei
were men, and, as such, desired to pay
their respects to a man who had proven
himself a friend to them appeared, they
were refused admission. Many men
would have pocketed the insult, and,
catering to the damnable prejudice, said
nothing. But not so with Senator Sher
man, he felt the insult too strongly, that
debarred respectable people, his guests,
from visiting him without let or hinder
Ance, and left a house where both he and
Hiis guests were insulted by the pro
The proprietordoubtless an ex-re
"belthought to put a feather in his cap
by insulting a lot of colored men who
'dared to have manly feelings but, in
stead, only brought down upon himself
the righteous indignation of decent
-.people, and gave the illustrous Senator
gen opportunity, to add new laurels to
hiM already enviable reputation which
ho was not slow to take advantage of.
Folks who do not know how to manipu
tate a boomerang properly, had better
not attempt the feat, for fear of having
it return and break their own heads.
That little act 'of human justice on the
part of Senator Sherman will win him
not a few votes in the South if he should
be among the candidates for the presi-
f? dency in '88.
President Cleveland has at last named
fe*.the members ot the inteistate commis-
siau as follows: Thomas M. Cooley, of
Midkugan, for the term of six years
Willi am &. Monison, Illinois, five
years Augustus Schoonmaker. New
York, four years Aldaca Walker,
Vermont, three years Walter L. Bragg,
Alabama, two years.
These gentlemen will at once begin to
wrestle with the great railroad problem
Who will be most benefitted by their
labors remains to be seen. The pass
system is mighty sjiakey and ye editor
don't know whethjer he can take his
usual summer jaunt! or not.
New York has fallen into line and its
legislature has passed the Crosby high
license bill. Its provisions applv only
to the cities of New York and Brooklyn,
and it establishes four grades of liquor
licenses, the lowest 100 and the highest
$1,000. There is some fear that Gover
nor Hill will not sign the bill, as the
political machinery of those cities is run
by the men who are engaged in the
liquor traffic and are opposed to high
license. In any event it can be seen
that the cause of temperance is rapidly
gaining ground and the near future will
see a radical change from the present
anti-temperance systems.
We are in receipt of a monthly, en
titled "The Musical Messenger," of
Montgomery, Ala. Miss Amelia L.
Tilghman, formerly ofWashington, D.C.
editor and proprietor. If Miss Tilgh
man is as successful as an editor as she
is as a musician, the Messenger will ar
rive from the sunny South regularly,
and will be a welcome visitor. The
Messenger is the first musical journal
ever publisher by a colored person, and
we hope the young editor will not soon
meet a "contrary motion unless in the
form of a "cross relation."
That the change in the management
of the Chicago Conservator is to be for
good, is evident from the appearance
and tone of the first issue under it. The
entire make up, typographical!}' and
editorially is a wonderful improvement
upon what it was heretofore. Chicago
certuinh needs a bright, live paper if
any city does and the new manage
ment of the Conservator bids fair to
furnish such a one.
The latest thing we have seen is a hat
lining containing a map of the city. We
suppose this is for the purpose of en
abling our ambitious imbibers of spiritus
frumenti, to find their wav to there
homes, on the same principle as that
suggested by an Irishman for putting a
looking glafc* in a hat, "so that you e^n
see how vour hat fits.
Our paper this week is accompanied
by an eight-page supplement containing
the text of the laws passed by the late
legislature. The supplement should be
laid away for reference as it may prove
to be veiy valuable on some occasion.
Gentle Spiing still lingers in the chilly
embrace of old Winter, and we are very
much inclined 0 exclaim, "break
away!" 1
St. Louis, Mo,
School exhibitions seem to be quite
fashionable now. The No. 4 School is
next on the list. They promise a con
cert and literary programme a week or
so hence.
There is a rumor afloat that our schools
will close two weeks earlier this year for
lack of funds. It is needless to say that
the birch wielders are a long faced lot
now, to say the leastl
Mr. Samuel Mordecai, one of our very
first citizens, has been sick for a few
days. has been suffering intensely
with an old complaint. His physician
says he will be all right soon.
Mr. Albert White, the other half of
Missouri, is well for a man of his years.
The Home Club, through an appointed
committee, presented Mrs. Johnson
(the widow of their late colleague and
friend) with an elegant crayon likeness
of her deceased husband, Much might
be said of the beauty and appropriate
ness of this gift which was accompanied
with a set of resolutions expressing in
a formal way the grief of the club in the
loss of its ex-president and secretary.
The Catholic Knights of America,
branch 275 are making extensive pre
paiations for their annual entertain
ment and dance. Their friends will be
welcomed by the knights April 18th at
the Apollo Opera Hpuse. Prominent in
the preliminary arrangements are:
Messrs. J. W. Grant, Henry Dorsey, Jos
Wilkinson and Misses Carrie Wilkinson,
Jennie Berry, Mabel G. Mordecai
Madam.es Curtis and Wilson. A grand
time and iots of fun are confidently ex
In connection with our ?V. C. T. U. an
Industrial School has been organized
it started four weeks r.go with wenty
six girl pupils. There are now in the
school ninety-five pupils. Sewing and
fancy needle work are specially taught
in this school. Among those in charge
of this organization are Mjsses Georgjle
F. Gibson, I^tvinia Carter, Libbje and
Annie Coleman, Virginia Copeiand^and
Mrs. S. D. Browni These ladies are
doing as grand work and their field of
usefulness is widening.^ ^-i^^MM
Taken for Business and Pleasure
by the People one Heads
Spring Movements.
Mr. Harry Irvin, of Louisville, Ky., is
visiting Chicago.
Miss Birdie Green, of Cleveland, Ohio,
is visiting Chicago.
Miss Mary A. Jewell, of Montrose, 111.,
is visiting Chicago.
Miss Lizzie Mitchem, of Paris, Tenn.,
is visiting Memphis.
Miss Rowena L. Hines,|of N
is visiting New York.
agra Falls,
Miss Sadie Robinson, of Chicago, is
visiting Rockford, 111.
Mrs. Annie E. Boss, of Kansas City,
Mo., is visiting Caicago.
Miss Sarah Thomas, of Cincinnati, is
visiting Hamilton, Ohio.
Miss Ella Wade, of Dayton, Ohio, is
visiting Stillwater, Minn.
Mrs. J. N. Boyd, of Birmingham, Ala.,
is visiting Columbus, Miss.
Mr. John Pearsall, of Birmingham,
Ala., is visiting Tuscumbia.
Mrs. F. E. W. Harper, of Philadelphia,
is visiting Indianapolis. Ind.
Miss Virginia Hunt, of New York,
is visiting Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Thomas Hall, of Birmingham,
Ala., is visiting Danville, Va.
Miss Willie Webster, of Indianapolis,
Ind., is visiting Louisville, Ky.
Miss Katie Chapman, of Evansville,
Ind., is visiting Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Anna Pennington, of Atchinson,
Kan., is visiting Louisville, Ky.
Miss Nettie Henderson, of Battle
Creek, is visiting Lansing, Mich.
MissLydid L. Hughes, of Milwaukee,
Wis., is vjkiting Washington, D. C.
Mr. Joseph Ricks and daughter Miss
Hattie, of Cleyeland, Ohio, are \isiting
Jacksonvilla, Fla,
Beecher's Church a Slave Mart.
It may not be out of place in connect
ion with the history oi the late Hem
Ward Beecher to mention an affecting
incident in his life which may not have
faded from the rememberance ot some
of our older citizens. In 1860 or 1861a
beautiful octoioongirl,iaisedand owned
by a prominent citizen in this county,
Mr. John Chuichman, attempted to
make her escape North. She was ar
le&ted and brought back Her master
then determined to sell her, and found
a leady purchaser in another citizen,
Mr. Fred bcheftei. fehoitly after this
the last owner was impressed with the
belief that the girl intended to make
another effort to go North the first op
portunity that presented. To meet the
emergency and save trQuUe, Mr.
Seheffer proposed to Sirah that she
should go North and jaise enough money
fiom the abolitionists' to purchase her
self. This proposition she eagerly ac
cepted, and, being furnished with means
by Mrs. Seheffer to pay her fare, she
started. A few days after her arrival in
New York she was taken to Mr. Beecher
and on the following Sabbath morning
was escorted to his pulpit in Brooklyn.
She was a woman of commanding pre
sence, rounded features and winning
face, and jet-black hair, and of course,
under the circumstances, attracted most
eager attention and interest from the
large and wealthy congregation as
sembled. She was requested to unloosen
her hair, and as she did so it fell in
glistening waves over her shoulders and
below her waist. Robed in spotless
white, her face crimsoned and form
heaving under the excitement of the
occasion, she stood in that august pre
sence a very Venus in form and feature.
For a moment Mr. Beecher remained
by her side without uttering a word, un
til the audience was wrought up to a
high pitch of curiosity and excitement.
And then in his impressive way he re
lated her story and her mission. Before
he concluded his pathetic recital the
vast audience was a sea of commotion.
Tears ran down cheeks unused to the
melting mood, eager curiosity and ex
citement pervaded the whole congre
gation, and as the pastor announced that
he wanted $2,000 for the girl before him
to redeem her promise to pay for her
freedom, costly' jewelry and trinkets
and notes and spepie piled in in such
rapid succession that in Jess tinie than
it takes to write this down enough and
much more was contributed than was
necessary to meet the call that had been
made. What became of Sarah after
this remarkable introduction to the Ply
mouth congregation and the sensational
incidents connected with it we neyer
learned. But the incident itself illu
strated the broad humanity of the great
preacher and the tender sympathy he
felt for the humble and oppressed.
Staunton Virginian
Birmingham, Ala., March 22.Sena-
tor John Sherman spoke to a large
audience in the opera house this even
ing. His speech was entirely non-polit
ical, except, if it could be considered an
exception, that he alluded to the tariff,
advocating protection for the develop
ment of the hitest resources of the
South. confined himself mainly to
this topfc jncjdentjally felicitating the
people of Birmingham upon the" pos
session of resources which, if evolved
from the soil, would produce a future of
prosperity more brilliant than ever
pictured in the Tajes of the Arabian
Nights The following incident of Mr.
Sherman's stay herefts most talked of:
The proprietor of th1*
hotel where the
senator first stopped refused to allow a
delegation of colored men to be received
in the senator's rooE*. Senator^ Sher
man immediately paid his bill and went
to another hotel. I(Le will leave to
morrow for Nashviller
Birmingham, Ala., March 23.Senator
Sherman, before he .left for Nashville
this morning, received a delegation of
colored citizens in tlie United States
court room. A long* address was pre
sented to him, eulogizing his action in
leaving the hotel whjse propiietor re
fused to permit the presence of colored
visitors in his room.*, Mr. Sherman in
response, advised forbearance,and said:
Be true to yourselves, be industrious,
and the day will come when you can
command recognition as men and citi
zens of the United States, free and equal
with all men. jj|^
Nashville, March 24.Senator Sher
man and his party vreie driven about
the city in carriages, ealling at the capi
toland at the home of Mrs. James Polk,
at the Vandeibilt and Fisk universities,
and several of the manufacturing in
stitutions. At night in the state capitol
he spoke to an immense audience, sav
ing, among many other things,this much
in regard to the colored man:
The was is over, but the courage,
bravery and fortitude of both sides are
now the pride and heritage of us all.
Think not that I come heie to leproach
any man for the part he took in that
fight, or to'revive in the heart of any one
the triumph of victory or the pangs of
defeat. I do not come to make apologies,
noi do I ask any of you. The war was
pei haps unavoidable. All I clai.n is that
the Republican party was actuated, not
by a spirit of hate or conquest or revenge,
but only by a fervent love of the Union
and a determined purpose to maintain
the constitution, as they understood it.
No man in the North questions the
honesty of purpose or the heroism with
whiph the Confederates maintained
then cause, and \ou will give ciedit for
like courage and houoiable motives to
Union soldieis North and South. The
attempt to enfojee the rights of the
colored men by national authoiity has
thus tar partly failed, and now it is con
ceded that under the limitations of the
constitution the rights of the citizen of a
state can only be enforced through state
or national tiibutialt. an?' vfheic public
opinion is intoleiant and jurois will not
do their duty, a citizen, white or black,
may be -without remedy foi the grossest
wrong, except the light to migrate to
wnere his rights will bv- respected. Our
institutions aie based upon the idea that
such denial of lights is impossible, and I
tiust that tht time is not far distant
when the people of every state will feel
it to be both just and expedient that
every citizen of the state shall be pro
tected in the free and equal enjoyment
of every right and piivilege conferred
by the constitution of the United States.
The Republican partv would be false to
its principles if it did not use all its
moiala-nd legal power to that end. I
was glad to hear in passing through
several of the Southern states, conser
vative citizens sny that public sentiment
now revolted at the unlaw iul methods
to defeat the free exercibe of equal rights
of citizens that had been adopted in
several states and are still practiced in
what are know as the black counties of
the Soutn. As long as such methods
are resorted to, there will be the keen
sense of wiong and injustice, to the in
juied parties and those who practice
such offenses, will, in the end sutler for
it. Sectional feeling will continue to
exist as long as large masses of people
are denied their rights to sharp in self
government. The freedman in the full
enjoyment of his rights will divide be
tween parties as our citizens do, and his
labor will become the great factor in the
wealth and prosperity of the region in
which he lives. I wish to express in
the strongest language my admiration
and lespectforthe vim and energy with
which the South is grappling with the
new conditions of labor and industry by
which they are surrounded, and my
confident belief that within a single
generation your people will more than
be repaid for the value of the slaves by
the result of diversified industry and
subdivision of land. The time seems
now near at hand when you and your
children will rejoice not only that the
slaves free, but that the Union has been
preserved and strengthened.
The tariff and currency questions were
then considered and Republican policy
commended and Democratic policy con
demned, The Republican party, he
said, favored aiding the states in the
education of illiterate children, and the
senator favored federal appropriations
for that purpose. He then devoted
some time to the question of internal
improvements.^ Senator Sherman in
closing enlogized the Republican party
at length, referred to the clamorous cry
of the Democrats in 1884 about "time for
a change," and denied that they had
accomplished or attempted any impor
tant reform measures. s* isLT. X-
The colored man, to be respectel,
must learn to be broad, liberal, manly
generous and lay aside his petty jealousy
from a firm resolution to be a man in
the very broadest sense of the term.
Ajd and approye the ijght wherever
found, and frown upon the wrong,
{hough it be in your own family circle.
State Gapital,
Matrimonial,Tied with the Ton
gue but which cannot be Un
done with ti*e Teeth.
Seekers after Wedded Bliss.
Mr. D. C. Clark and Miss Gertie Rich
ardson, of Chicago.
Mr. T. L. Pitts and Miss Laura Brown,
of Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. Norman Davis and Miss "Anna
Cousins, of Niles, Mich.
Mr. Lewis Porter and Miss Mary
Davis, of Topeka, Kan.
Mr. W. D.Jteed and-Miss Carrie E.
Brown, of Ft. Wayne Ind.
Mr. H. W. Martin and Miss Julia A.
Foster, of Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. Louis T. Morris and Miss Rosie
Langford, of Louisville, Ky.
Mr. John F. Payne and Miss Henrietta
Thomas, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Albert Hawkins and Miss Cathe
rine Lewis, of Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. William Mitchiel and Miss Sophia
Mitchiel, of South Washington, D. C.
Mr. Alexander Olden, of Fargo, D.T.,
and Miss Jane F. King, of Lexington,
Mr. John N.Blackwell, of Indianapolis,
Ind., and Miss Lillie btewart, of Cham
paign, 111.,
Chicago, 111.
Mr. W Hudson has returned from
Mrs. Rebecca B. Smith has returned
from Springfield.
Mr. Sipio Spinks, who has been sick
for several days has improved sufficient
ly to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart have gone
to house keeping at 1448 State street
where they will be pleased to see their
Miss Lotta Moorhead will assume the
chaiacter of
Elizabeth," and
Mr. H. C, Becham, ofWashington, D.C,
will take the part of "Lieutenant," in
the C. Winter Wood's Tragedy Com
Rev. J. F. Thomas, the paster of the
Olivet Baptist Church, baptized 9 happy
converts Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
In the evening Rey. Geo. W. Dupee, of
Paducah, Ky., preached from Euph. 10
veise 6. A collection of $175.60 was
raised on the standing debt on the
Mr. Alexander Clark, formerly editor
and proprietor of the Conservator, )ias
sold the paper to a company of gentle
men who took charge on the 15th inst.
'ihe company promises to supply the
public with a newsy sheet. The paper
will be published by the Conservator
Washington, March 22.The" president
has addressed a letter to Mrs. J. R.
Roberts, widow of the late president of
Liberia, who is seeking aid for the estab
lishment of a hospital at Monroevia, in
which he says:
Liberia is so distinctly the outgrowth
of the kindly and generous sentiments
of the people of the United States that
everything which pertains to the well
being of that young republic should ap
peal to our sympathies and benevolence.
The hospital which it is proposed to
erect seems to me to be such an impor
tant instrumentality in well directed
charity that I desire the acceptance oi
the enclosed contribution to the enter
Mr. Joe Phillips, of Milwaukee, Wis.,
is in the city.
Miss Lizzie Geddy, of St. Paul, was in
our city Thursday.
Look out for Excelsior Literary and
Social Club May Party.
Mrs. M. W. Lewis spent part of last
week in Du'uth, on business.
For Fire Insurance call on Mr. C. H.
Spencer, Loan and Trust building.
We are gUtd to see Mr. Brown, of
Chicago, is on his old run oyer the Mil
For life and accident insurance
call on E. M. Mabie, Loan and Trust
Mrs. A, G. Plummer will return home
from Chicago next week, after an ex
tended visit of some weeks.
The Ludus Social Club will give a
masquerade ball and soiree, Monday,
April 11th. Invitations will be out soon.
Grand* Rally at 110 Washington ave.,
Wednesday evening, March 30th.
Every colored citizen is invited to at
Rev. W. Coston has received a
blessing in the shape of a 9 pound
daughter, presented to him by his wife
Mr. A. G. Plummer, of Chicago, de
serves credit for the interest he has
taken in the advancement of his race,
both socially and politically.
Mr. H. W. B. Greer has resigned his
position which he has held for the past
six months, and speaks of entering into
Last Thursday evening a meeting was
held at Northwest College Hall, to. pre
ganize a Waiter's Un4qi}. THe meeting
was called by the white and colored-
waiters of Minneapolis. Mr. W. B.
Greer was elected temporary chairman
Mr. Dupout, secretary. They adjourned
until Saturd evening.
THE CRYSTALHatters and Men's Fine
Furnishers, beg to announce to the
public that they have now opened the
finest line of the above mentioned goods
in all novelities that can be bought, in
imported and domestic lines. An in
spection of goods will be thankfully re
ceived at 253 Nicollet avenue. Sole
agents for Miller's Silk and Derby Hats.
"Balls is all the rage now,"^said a high
school graduate a few days since, to a
companion. "You should not say balls
is, but balls are all the rage," said a
younger sister who had just made her
debut and had dancing on the brain.
I was not refering to bal dansante,
little sister," was the rejoinder, "but to
Balls' artistic photos, his poses are
superior to Sarony's everybody says,
and his prices are so low that he is kept
busy day and night."
Mr. Jas. A. Ross has been duly author
ized to act as agent for the WESTERN
APPEAL in Minneapolis. News, sub
scriptions or advertisements forwarded
to him at No. 224, Hennipin avenue,
will receive prompt attention.
MRS. FRED TAYLOR, of Chicago, is in
the city.
THE fall of the beautiful, Wednesday
morning did not last long.
MESSRS. H. W. FAIRFAX and Charles
Lett, of Cleveland, Ohio, are in the city.
JOSEPH JONES, a colored man, died
suddenly at Bates' livery barn on Fourth
street last Sunday.
Miss BERTHA HEATHCOCK has been ap
pointed to a position as copyist in the
tax abstract office.
MR. W. A. HAZEL, the designer of
Mosaic stained glass, of Minneapolis,
was in the city Tuesday.
THE MITE SOCIETY of Pilgrim Baptist
Church gives a grand supper next
Thursday night. All invited.
Hilyard invested $1,000 each in St. Paul
real estate during the past week.
MR. J. K. HILYARD, who broke his leg
a couple of weeks ago, is improving
nicely, under the care of Dr. Higbee.
LAWRENCE BARRETT begins a weeks en
gagement at the Grand, Monday. He
will appear in his new play "Rienza."
ABOUT $75 was realized from the Red
and Blue entertainment at Pilgrim Bap
tist Church. The Reds took in the most
MRS. M. J. BROWN, after a pleasant
visit to her sister, Mis. Allen French, re
turns to her home in Waukesha, Wis.,
next Wednesday.
WHATS the matter with going to J. P.
Balls' to ge$ your photos. He takes
pictuies in first-class style for three
dollars per dozen.
FOR RENTThree nicely furnished
rooms, in private family, pleasantly
located.Enquire at No. 173 Charles
street. References exchanged.
HENRY WARPELD, an*old resident of
St. Paul, died suddenly at his residence
on West Third street Monday evening
by the bursting of a blood vessel.
THE auarterly settlement between the
county and city treasurer was made
Tuesday. County Treasurer Renz turn
ed over to City Treasurer Reis $200,739.-
MR. WILLIAM BRUCE, son of Robert
Bruce, left tl^is week for Nashville,
Tenn., where he will fill the position of
head stenotyper for the Nashville
to the amount of $348,712.28 collected
from Nov., 11886 to Feb. 28, 1887. The
largest tax settlement ever made in this
county's history.
THE board of managers of the state
agricultural society met at the Mer
chants hotel Wednesday morning, to
revise and adopt a premium list for the
coming state fair.
WANTEDA good bright boy between
15 and 18 years of age who will be will
ing to work for a low salary while learn
ing th,e trade of stained glass worker.
Apply at this office. This is a splendid
opening for the right person.
WANTED.A g00 girl, from 13 to 15
years of age, to assist in doing the work
for a family of two persons. Apply at
once with good recommendation, to
Mrs. D. E. Roselle, No. 45 Dale, corner
of Holly.
Gov. MCGILL, Wednesday appointed
the following board of control for the
state public school at Owatonna: S.
Crandall, Owatonna B. B. Herbert,
Red Wing L. Dodge, Farmington.
Mr. Crandall has been a member of 'he
board of control for the past two years.
He was a member of the board of con
trol for the past two years. was a
member of the state senate last winter.
B. B. Herbert is the editor of the Red
Wing Republican and ran for congress
in the Third district last fall.
That was a beautiful innovation of sub
stituting flowers forth& usual hideous
black crape on the death of Mr. Beecher,
The plainness of the funeral services
was another example that many would
do well to follow, bqt above all the com
plete elimination of the proverbial
''mouruing," both before and after the
funeral, ghewed areat common sense
and a recognition of the eternal fitness
of things.Philadelphia Sentinel.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
Extracted from the Mine of Mis
cellaneous Matters, on our
Claim.and Assayed for
our Delvers after
Notice the Output.
The "Colored Citizen," of Cincinnati,
has "turned up its toes."
Mrs. Rebecca Atkins, colored, died in
Buffalo, N. Y., last week, aged 103 ears.
Mr. Eugene Crawford, colored,is chief
clerk in a large grocerv in Deleware,
Hon. W. Worsham, colored, was re
cently elected to' the Senate of W. Vir
Mr. Mansor Robinson is the only
colored registered plumber in Washing
ton, D. C.
Mr. G. Parham, colored, of New
Albany, Ind., is baggagemaster at the
Air Line Depot.
Mr. Sidney Tyson, colored, and Misu
Delia Hutchinson, white, were recently
married in Oberlin, Ohio.
Within the past fifteen months color 3d
people of Waco, Texas, have inverted
over $60,000 in real estate.
Mr. Ed. Anderson has been appcinted
to a clerkship in the office of Recorder
of Deeds at Washington, D. C.
Rev. John White, an Arkansas colored
preacher, aged 102, has just been
married to a Miss Smith, a young lady
of 65.
The Republican City Convention of
Topeka, Kan.: nominated Mr. W. I.
Jamison, colored, for Justice of the
Prof. John II. Jackson, colored, of
Wyandotte, Kan., has been appointed
clerk of the Board of Police Commis
Mr. William Dixon, colored, has been*
appointed janitor in the office of the
clerk of the Supreme Court at Indian
apolis, Ind.
Pinckney Napoleon Pinchback, eldest
son of Hon. P. B. S. Pinchback, has
graduated from the Philadelphia College
of Pharmacy. He is 22 years of age.
Mr. Wm. F. Anderson, colored,, fo.roi--
erly porter in the wholesale notion store
of Griffith Bros., of Dayton, Ohio, has
been promoted to a clerkship for merit.
Mr. Lewis Wright, has received
an appointment in the fire de
partment of Xenia, Ohio. He is the
first colored man ever appointed in that
The Republicans of Youngstown, O.,
recently nominated George Ross for
constable and Oscar Boggess for a mem
bership on the School Board. Both are
A colored man by the name of Lev//
Foster and his white house-keeper, by
the name of Jennie Bushnell, were
quietly married in Red Wing, Minn.,,
last week.
There is a great row in Memphis
Tenn., over the proposed expulsion,
from the public schools of a girl whose
mother is a white woman and i married,
to a colored man*
At the eighteenth annual commence
ment of Howard University held in
Washington on the Kith inst., there
were twenty graduates in medicine, six.
in dentistry and six in pharmacy.
The following colored persons were
nominated at the citizens' convention
of Wyandotte, Kan., for members of the
school board, Wm. Alexander and Dr
G.H.Brown councilman, Prof. J.
Jackson for constable, C. Patterson.
Mr. Arthur Rose, colored, of Cincin
nati has sued a female singer for $10,000.
damages. He attended the theater
Sunday night and the singer, while ren
dering the song "Dar's a New Coon in
Town," pointed directly at Rose.
Mr. Charles E. Bentley, colored, will
graduate from the Chicago College of
Dental Surgery, March 28th. Mr. Allan,
Wesley, also colored, will, within a week,
or two, have the right to attach M. D. ta
his name, conferred by the Chicago,
Medical College.
Hon. Frederick Douglass writes hist
son, Frederick, Jr., from Naples, that
his wife and himself are well and enjoy
ing themselves a great deal on their
tour. He did not indicate when h&
would return home. Mr. Douglass said
he climbed the highest pyramid on the
Nile, but would not do it again for a hat
ful of gold.
Dr. R. C. Berry, white, and Annie
Thompson, colored, were recently
united in wedlock at Gatesville, Texas^
The doctor is a wealthy man, and Miss.
Annie is in good circumstances. They
have defied the laws of Texas forbidding,
the intermarriage of colored and whitesT
There was feiir of lynching the doctor.
He was arrested, but promptly gave
bond aad was released.
The man or woman who stumbles and
yet does not fall, will make better head
way for himself and for humanity, by
squaring every thought and action of his
future life by all that is noble and good
and true, and so living, and continuing
to work his or her way up and on, than
by stopping to take a seat on the block
over which they have stumbled, and
lamenting for all their future lives that
such a block should ever have been in
their way and thus making their future
lives utterly useless to themselves and!
to humanity.Musical Messenger.

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