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VOL. IINO. 46.
Published "Weekly
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The first number of Pulpit and Desk,
a quarteily magazine -with Key. Bird
Wilkins as editor and proprietor has
been laid on our desk. We find it very
interesting and creditable, it contains a
numbei of the sermons and addresses of
the editor, and seveial articles from
other noteworthy writeis. The article
by Miss Maggie Fogg, entitled "Moral
Courage," and the one by Miss Lula H.
Giiswold, "About Slavery in the United
States,"young ladies of our cityde
seive es-peeial mention for their general
excellence. The magazine contains ex
cellent full page engivuings of these two
ladies, one of Patteison Fiekls, a
woithy young man who recently died,
one of the mothei of the editor and one
ol the new church edifice of which the
editor is pastor and which has just been
erected through his exertions. The
typographical appearance of the maga
zine as well as the leading matter is
first-class in every paiticular and we
predict foi it a large circulation A\ hich it
ceitainlv deserves.
A novel method to denve a levenue
from the liquor traffic has been origi-
nated in Richmond, Va., heretofore the
custom has been universal, to make
only the sellers of intoxicants pay
license, but the city council of Richmond
propose to compell every person who
diinks whisky to get out a "whisky
drinker's license," for which he must
pay one dollar. No one will be allowed
to buy whisky who does not have this
This scheme will work well both ways
numbers of men who drink whisky will
be ashamed to go on record as licensed
whisky drinkers, and will quit while
those whose morals are so low that they
will not be ashamed, will pay a revenue
for the privilege of making themselves
worse than brutes hich, in many cases,
will be the only way such individuals
contribute anything toward the public
expenses of the community in which
they exist.
Gov. Hill, of New York, has found
good reasonsin his mindto veto the
high license bill lecently passed by the
legislature. As to the alleged motives
actuating the legislature in passing the
bill he say: "While the question of
tempeiance is not a party question and
can not well be made such, it is im
possible to ignore the political aspects of
the measure, especially where it is
Itnown that its support was made the
jBubject at a party caucus of the majority
.of the legislature, and where it has been
ingeniously devised and peculiarly
.framed, so as to operate solely upon the
-two great Democratic constituencies of
tthe state, while Republican constitu-
encies are exempted from its burdens."
The Democrats will be found advo
cating the cause of rum every time, and
helping it along in some way.
The real estate market still keeps up
its wonted activity consequent upon the
advent of Spring, The effects of the re-
cent wild cat booms have been obliter-
ated and legitimate business is on the
ease As very few of us have more
the needful than we want and as all
*of us Hiu^t be housed in some way
'would it not be a good idea for a num-
ber of us to form a first-class building
I association? There are hundreds of
families enjoying the comforts of their
town hoines.that would never have been
able to do so, had it not been for build-
ing associations and we should profit by
their example. We will never amount
to much in any community until we be
come property holders.
Little Rhody is [enjoying the sensation
of having elected her first Democratic
governor in twenty-seven years, if there
is any enjoyment in it. To offset this at
the charter elections held in Trenton,
N. J., last Monday the Republicans
elected the mayor, school superinten
dent, six out of seven aldermen, five
out of seven school trustees, three out
of five license commissioners, and all
the freeholders. Frank A. Magowan
was elected mayor by 200 majority. He
is the first Republican mayor in twenty
five vears.
We most sincerly hope the Republi
can party leaders and managers will
learn a lesson from the recent capture
of Rhode Island by the Democrats and
make a hale in their high-handed man
ner of forcing men upon the party whom
the rank and file object to. The battle
of '88 must necessarily be a stubborn
one and it behooves the party managers
to be as wise as serpents and as harm
less as doves.
Referring to the withdrawal of the
southern military companies from the
National Drill shortly to be held in
Washington, "The Herald" of Mont-
gomery, Ala. hits the nail squarely on
the head as follows:
"It' not SOCIAL EQUALITY, but it is
NEGRO SUPERIORITY that is feared so
much in the National Drill. Can't stand
to be beaten by a Negro company."
In view f the unearthing of the re
cent system of lobbing by the freight
crews on the Panhandle railroad where
by the road has lost $300,000, we suggest
that the managers dispense with the
white men who have pro\ en themselves
so false to their trusts and supply their
places with honest colored men.
The APPEAL would be pleased to see
the bishopric lately made vacant by the
death of Bishop R. H. Cain, bestowed
upon Rev* Dr. J. T. Jenifer, of Boston,
Mass. The A. M. E. connection can
produce none more woithy or more
The Brotheihood is the title of anew
paper started in Natchez, Miss., April
1st, in the interest of the Order of the
Universal Brotherhood. Bowles and
Payne, editors and proprietors. We
extend a welcome.
The President accepted "with plea-
sure" an invitation to review the colored
parade in Washington next Monday.
The President is getting powerful polite
and nice to colored men.
The world may expect to hear some
modern oratory on April 27th, at which
time Hon. Roscoe Conkling will deliver
his oration on Gen. Grant.
Mr, Al Green, colored, recently
married a white girl in Nelsonville,
Ohio, and as usual there is a grand kick.
Nicodemus, Graham Co., Kansas, the
town laid out by colored settlers in 1877,
is the most important town in the
county. It has a railroad, supports a
newspaper, six stores, one bank, two
hotels and has many signs of thrift and
prosperity about it.
Among the 375 inmates of the insti
tutee for the Feeble-Minded at Lincoln,
111., only 2 are colored. Of the 375 in
sane persons at Elgin only 6are colored
and, of the 1,000 at Kankakee only 20
are colored. This speaks well for a
population of 50,000.
At the semi-annual examination
Ashland School, Orange, N. J., Lulu and
Innis Boyd attained 95 and 95 per cent,
respectively, standing highest in tBeir
classes. Master Innis also made his de
but as chorus boy at Christ Episcopal
Church on Easter Sunday.
A colored evangelist by the name of
Williams who has been conducting a
series of revival meetings in De Soto,
Mo., was taken from his house Tuesday
night by a party of five masked men who
flogged him with hickory switches for
about one hour. The affair is an out
Mr. Milton M. Holland, colored, a
$1,600 clerk in the Sjxth Auditors office,
of the Treasury Department was sum
marily dismissed recently for getting a
cup of coffee ten minutes before noon.
Seven other colored clerks were dis
missed from the Pension office last
A company has been formed in Cov
ington, Ky., to be known as the Woods
Electric Company in honor of Granville
T. Woods, the colored electrician and
the inventor of the Synehroneous Mul
tiplex Railway Telegraph. It is com'
posed of the following gentlemen Jno.
A. Gano, James M. Clark, Granville T,
Woods and J. E. Hampton. The capi
tal stock is $1,000,000. The shares are
|50 each.
Extracted from the Mine of Mis
cellaneous Matters, on our
Claim,and Assayed for
our Delvers after
Notice the Output.
F. A. Chew, Esq., colored, has opened
a law office in Troy, N. Y.
A movement is on foot to establish a
colored orphans home in Atlanta, Ga.
The lately appointed Minister to
Liberia is reputed to be worth $40,000.
The colored people of Bowling Green,
Ky., are organizing a "White Cross
Mr. Henry Johnson, was recently
elected assessor of the second ward of
Deleware, O.
Mr. Robert Waring, of Detroit, is
salesman for the firm of Selling Bros. &
Ginn, clothiers.
Miss Alice McEwen, colored, has
graduated from a school of stenography
in Bloomington, 111.
Dr. I. P. Tuppins, colored, was re
cently nominated by the Republicans of
Findlay, O., for mayor.
Rev. Walter H. Brooks,colored, has
been appointed one of the five jury com
missioners of Washington, D. C.
Rev. James Poindexter, colored, was
re-elected to the School Board of Colum
bus, Ohio, at the recent election.
Among the voters at the recent elect
ion in Kansas City, Mo., was Wash Dale,
colored, aged 103 years. He voted the
Republican ticket.
Rev. Henry Adams, colored, one day
last week was found dead, with a gun
shot wound in his back, on the Bluffs
plantation, near Churchville, Miss.
Mr. J. W. Smith, president of the
Eleyator Publishing Company, San
Francisco, Cal., last week, won the suit
for criminal libel brought by Mi. J. C.
George A.Marshall, colored, wasa
waided the Weber gold medal for the
best specimen of perspective drawing in
the New York Evening High School,
last week.
On the 4th inst., Frank Langson, the
youngest son of Hon. John M.Langston,
shot John H. Ruffin in Petersburg, Va.
Ruffin has since died and young Lang
ston is in jail.
Mr, Levi Plamilton, colored, was
chosen one of the members of the Board
of Health of Lima, O., and Mr. Miles
Collins was appointed on the police
force, recently.
The Natchez Colored Building Asso
ciation, organized a little more than a
year ago, has completed thirty elegant
houses, and has thirty more under pro
cess of erection.
Tom Cowan, the manager of the hotel
in Birmingham, Ala., who refused to
allow a delegation of colored men to call
on Gen. Sherman in the hotel has been
discharged by the proprietors.
Prof. W. O. Vance, principal of Scrib
ner High School, New Albany, Ind.,was
recently examined in ten of the most
difficult of the studies taught and passed
95 out of a possible 100 in each.
Charges have been preferred against
C. H. J. Taylor, the newly appointed
minister to Liberia, bv John G. Jones, a
prominent colored citizen of Chicago.
His confirmation is to be bitterly op
The Central Tennessee College has
just received another gift from Mr.
Hugh Meharry, of Illinois. Mr. Me
harry has placed in the hands of the
trustees of that institution a gift of
At a recent meeting of the West Texas
Medical Association at San Antonio, the
application of G. J. Stanes, a colored
physician, for membership, was rejected
on a vote of twelve to forty-four. Cause,
A call for a National Political Conven
tion has been issued from Indianpolis to
be held in that city June 1st, 1887. The
object of the convention is to discuss
"the Grievances of the Negroes of the
United States."
The following named colored men
have been appointed on the police force
of Pittsburgh, Pa.: Alfred Jones,
Mathew Bell, J. H. Johnson, W. M.
Robinson, Samuel H/!rtrown, Scott Ran
dolph, Andrew Terry, E'. Harris.
Mrs. Annie Meads, colored, proprie
tress of lunch counters in several of the
markets of Baltimore, Md., was found
dead in bed one morning recently. She
was 68 years of age, was very business
like and had amassed a fortune of $20,-
At Wyandotte, Kansas, Saturday night
April 2, David Brown, a colored singer
for a medicine peddler, dropped dead
while singing "Golden Slippers" on a
street corner. The bursting of a blood
vessel was found to be the cause of his
None of the colored employees in the
Attornev-General's Department atWash
ington have been removed, owing, it is
said, to the influence of Attorney-Gener
al Garland, who has shown special
friendship to the colored men jn hjs de
A E Clturcu.
The services last Sunday were very
fine throughout the day, and the con
gregations were unusually large. The
pastor Rev. C. S. Jacobs preached tioth
morning and evening, .The Sunday
An Organ in the Interest of the Colored People of the Northwest.
School services in the afternoon weie
exceptionally grand, and theattendance*
large. The exercises from the "Mis
sionary Gem" were participated in
by a number of the older persons,
as well as many of the young
persons of the school. The collections
for the day footed up $52.48 as follows:
for the trustees, $21.50 fort he Mission
ary cause, $16.6S charitable money to
Miss Cora Saulsberry, $9.00 dues from
the classes, $5.30 total $52.48. The re
sult of the rally on Tuesday evening last
netted the handsome sum of $568.65,
making a grand total for the week of
$621.13, with one committee to hear
from. The pastor, officers and members
of the church hereby extend their
nearty thanks to one and all who in any
wav contributed" either in money or
services that made up this grand
result. The WESTERN APPEAL has
our heartfelt thanks for services render
ed by its very liberal publications and
notices of our church work.
Easter Sermo n.
The following is a synopsis of a ser
mon delivered by Rev. C. S. Jacobs, in
St. James A. M. E. Church, St. Paul,
Minnesota, on Raster morning, Sunday,
April 10th, 18S7. Aftet some prelimi
nary remarks by way of prefacing his
sermon the Elder announced as a text,
Luke, xxiv chap, and xxxiv verse.
"The Lord is Risen indeed, and hath
appeared unto Simon."
The story of the resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, is the
theme of the thoughts of millions to-day.
With the return of the beautiful spring
and flowers, of each succeeding year,
the lovers of Jesus arise in their strength,
to celebrate the most grand and won
derful event that scripture has recorded
A Risen Christ. Infidels and fskeptics
have for ages tried to sap the foundation
of the Christians' hopes, but in the
varied scenes and trials through all time
the church has and is now willing to be
lieve the scripture as the inspiration of
God. And, in the language of St. Paul,
we say, That if Christ be not risen, then
is our faith and preaching vain, but Gods
word affirms the fact, that Christ was
crucified, dead and buried, and that he
arose from the dead, for our justification
and that he is now our Meditator and
Redeemer. The vast multitudes of
wpisnipers of Him who loved and gave
his life for us, all with one accoid, unite
in the language of the text, and say, this
glad Easter morn, The Lord is Risen in
Go back yonder, 1854 years ago, at the
tomb of Joseph of Aiimethea, on the
first day of the week, the Sabbath of the
Lord, early in the morning, while the
Roman Soldiers were keeping vigilance
ai the grave of our blessed Master, and
while the friends of Jesus, the dispised
Nazarene were preparing spices and
ointments and arranging to visit the
tomb to embalm the Lord of J^ords.
God fired the angel and commissioned
him to come down as on the wings of
the wind, and loll away the great stone
from the door of the sepulchre and sit
down upon it These Roman Soldiers
looked upon the angel, the Heavenly
messenger, in wonder and amazement
the face of the angel bright with the
glory of God filled them with awe thev
would if possible frame some plausible
story to suit the ear of the governor and
save to themselves a name for valor and
But listen, Oh, listen! there was
heard the noise of wings, and a song of
joy in heaven, and its echo was heard
along the hills and valleys, saving: to
day! to-day! The Lord will Rise and
prove the fullness of his word, wnen he
said, Tear down this Temple, but in
three days I will rear it up -igain.
Wondering angels waited. The disciples
weie beginning to wonder and became
restless. Mary the Mother of Jesus
and the other Mary were on their way
to the tomb, and all the Earth was still.
The sky was bright and cloudless. Day
began to dawn. The Angel of God came
down in the midst of the soldiers, and
the first sound heard to break the still
ness of the wonderful hour, was the
wail of woe from these awe stricken
watchmen. And then above their
groans, as they fell like dead men, could
be heard the Mighty voice of a Rising
God and a wonderous King, sayingfOh,
Death! where is thy Sting? Oh, Grave'
thy Victory
The Rising God forsook the tomb,
In vain the tomb forbade him rise
Cheiubic legions guard him home,
And shout him welcome to the skies.
The women came to the sepulchre,
but the Saviour was gone, they were
suiprised and sadd, tell us where you
have laid him? the angel answered, He
has risen as he said come see the place
where the Lord lay. But Jesus met the
women, and as they looked on him he
said: All hail! They desired to embrace
him, but Jesus said, Do not touch me I
have not ascended, but go and tell my
disciples, I will meet them in Galilee.
Oh, glorious news 1 Two of his disciples
on their way to Emens, talked of this
great Redeemer, and Jesus joined them
in their walk, and their hearts burned
while they communed by tne way but
the strongest evidence that Christ had
risen from the dead was given. When .,,,he
he appeared in person and sat down at Pilgrim Baptist Church
meat with his disciples and they had
seen his hands, his feet, his side, and
heard his voice, they all ciied, All Hail
the Power of Jesus' Name. Truly the
Lord is risen indeed, and appeared un
to Simon. And now, dear bretheren
and sisters, as we are here assembled in as bishop.
God's house this glad Easter day, many
of us can fully realize and appreciate
the language of the text, and say, Truly
the Lord is risen indeed, and hath ap
peared unto us. The fairest among ten
thousand and altogether lovely. W7e
feel his presence. We enjoy his love
and we fully appreciate His great and
wonderful mercy. And this anniversary
of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus
Christ from the dead, is to us a grand
and fitting emblem oi our great rising
day. May the day be as calm, may the
sun shine as bright, and may the angels
of heaven come in the gathering morn
ing, not to roll away the great s-tone, but
to accompany us to the realm of light
and life, where the wicked shall cease to
trouble and the weary are at rest
There to be ever with the Lord. Oh.
that will be joyful, when we meet with
loved ones who are there, and with
the many thousands of the saints of
God who with us, are to day engaged ia
serving a once crucified, dead and
buried, but now a lisen Saviour. To
him bp all the glory now and eve?.
Ameu^a^^j. H^B#S58BMSS*I f&^s
Matrimonial Sinkings and Spring
Migrations of Prominent
jt. People.
The Record of the Week.
Mr. A, Solomon and Miss E. Parker,
Macon, Ga.
Mr. James Conners and Hattie Kemp,
of Toledo, Ohio.
Mr. Levi Corgleton and Mrs. Eltea
Stevens, of Macon, Ga.
Rev. Wm. Norid and Wiss Catherine
Raglin, of Denver, Col.
Mr. Emmet Moore and Miss Fannie
Jackson, of Staunton, Va.
Mr. J. C. Smith and Miss Violetta M.
Beal, of Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. B. F. Harris and Miss Emma
Combs, of St. Joseph, Mo.
Mr. Winfield Southern and Mrs. Mary
Taylor, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. George O'Banion and Miss Carrie
Price, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Alphonse Hughes and Miss Gertie
Wiggins, of Camden, N. J.
Mr. Minor Williams and Miss Ida
Harmon, of Baltimore, Md.
Mr. W. H. Robertson and Miss Lulu
Durant, of New Orleans, La.
Mr. John Wilson and Miss Emma
Hunter, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Richard Jackson and Miss Ala
linda Gray, of Uniontown, Pa.
Mr. John Wilson and Miss Emma
Hunter, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. James Brown and Miss Lucy
Roberson, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. John Filghman and Miss Hen
lietta Sijas, of West Washington.
Mr. George B. McClelland and Miss
Jennie Rose, of Wyandotte, Kan.
Mr. Charles L. Harman and Miss
Nannie Johnson, of Baltimore, Md.
Mr, Moses A. Fields and Miss Gon
zales Julian Tipton, of Denver, Col.
Mr. Solomon Anderson and Miss
Laura V. Roles, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. William Gilbert, of Denver, and
Mrs. Lutie Gooden, of Leadville, Col.
Mr. George Newman, of Charleston,
Va., and Miss Fannie Taper, of Pitts
burgh Pa.
Miss Ella Spencer, of New York, is
visiting Floiida.
Mrs. T. S. Rector, of Ch
ing Denver, Col.
cago, is visit-
Miss Jennie Stone, of Denver, Col., is
visiting Larimie.
Miss Lulu Bryant, oi Leavenworth, is
visiting Topeka, Kan.
Miss Gertie Williams, of Baltimore, is
visiting Philadelphia.
Mrs. Adam Boon, of New York, is
visiting Baltimore, Md.
Miss Sadie Parks, of Springfield, 111.,
is visiting Jacksonville.
Miss Lillian Lawrence, of New York,
is visiting Philadelphia, Pa.
Miss Lurietta M. Carter, of St. Louis,
Mo., is visiting Louisville, Ky.
Miss Georgiana Andersou, of New
York, is visiting Baltimore, Md.
Miss L. M. Parker, of Washington,
D. is visiting Kansas City, Mo.
St. Paul.
R. PHIL MILLER has returned from
St. Louis, Mo.
R. GEO. PERKINS, of Ypsilanti, Mich.,
is visiting this city.
A NUMBER of Saint Paulites spent
Easter Sunday in the Flour City,
MRS. ELLA BERRY, who has been ill
for the past two weeks, has recovered.
MISS ELLA WADE, of Dayton, Ohio, is
in the city, the guest of Miss Mary
THE interstate commerce law will have
the effect of increasing the business on
the river.
apblis is in the city, the guest of Mrs.
Lizzie J. Talbert.
MRS. REBECCA ALLEN, mother of Mr.
J. J. Allen, has arrived in the city from
Indianapolis, Ind., to permanently re
REV. WILLIAM GREY, of fet. Louis,
Mo.,-.is in the city filled the pulpit of
last Sunday
BISHOP M. N. GILBERT has resigned
the chaplaincy of the First Regiment
N on account of bis new duties
AT last it has been decided that Dr. J.
A. Quinn was elected coroner of Ramsey
County and not Dr. Markoe the present
DURING the month of March the deaths
in the city from all causes were 150.
There were 207 births and 34 marriages
during the month.
ANNIE WOODS, a colored girl, was on
last Thursday, sentenced to the Home
of the Good Sheppard for sixty days for
visiting a house of ill-fame.
FOR RENTThree nicely furnished
rooms, in private family, pleasantly
located.Enquire at No. 173 Charles
street, References exchanged.
NEW Spring costumes did materialize
to a very alarming extent last Sunday,
though a few of the leaders of fashion
were gotten up regardless of expense.
BILLY WILSON, who is now campaign
ing with Chandler's combination has a
standing offer of $250 to any colored pugi
list who will stand before him for ten
ON complaint of License Collector
Nugent, Eva Phelps, alias Ida Morris, a
colored woman, was arrested Monday
for keeping, house of ill fame at "No. 7
East Eighth street and fined $25.
DELAYS are dangerous! Get your
photographs taken by J. P. Ball, 221,
Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, for $3.00
per dozen. The round trip fare of each
customer from St. Paul will be paid.
REV BIRD WILKINS and family, left
for Chicago, Thursday, wheie he has
been called to the pastorate of Bethesda
Baptist Church. Itis rumored that Rev.
W. H. Gray, of St. Louis, Mo., who is in
city will be called to the charge.
THE Murry Opera House company has
incorporated. Capital stock, $80,000.
Incorporators: W. P. Murry, St. Paul
Jacob E. Sackett and James M. Wood,
of Chicago, and Enoch W. Wiggins and
Frank P. Weadon, Minneapolis.
WILLIAM DAWSON, JR. has been elect
ed cashier of the Bank of Minnesota to
fill the place made vacant by the resig
nation of Albert Scheffei. The diiectors
will at some future time elect an assist
ant cashier, vice Herman Scheller, also
THE Wacouta Kennels of this city took
the first prize at the Pittsburg dog show
this week with their mastiff Wacouta
Nap. Word has also been leceived that
the Minnesota Kennel Club has been
unanijiously elected to membership in
the National Association.
TUB fourth anniversary of the election
of John T. Black as chief of the St. Paul
fire department was celebrated Sunday.
A friend on that day presented an ele
gant gold-headed cane as a memento of
the occasion. It is inscribed. "Pre
sented to John T. Black, 1887."
REV. DR S. G. SMITH, of the First
Episcopal Methodist Chmcn, has been
invited to preach in the late Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher's church in Brooklyn,
April 24th, and he has accepted the in
vitation. It is probable that Dr. Smith
may receive a call from the church.
NOAH WALTON, a white farmer, living
near North Branch, was in the city
Thursday in serch of his daughter Tillie,
aged about eighteen, who left home
about two months ago. He found her.
and endeavored, in vain, to get her to
return home with him. The wayward
girl is the mistress of a coloied gamblei
and claims to be "all right." I guess
SERVICES will be held at the Pilgrim
Baptist Church, 11 o'clock a.m., and 7.30
p.m. Rev. Wm. Gray will preach from
the following subjects, at 11 a.m., "The
Future Prosperity of the Church, the
Effects of its Divine ^Influence." 7.30
p.m., "The Spirit of the Lord, the
P.uilder of His Temple." The public is
cordially invited. Sabbath school im
mediately after the morning services.
HE Easter services at St. James A. M.
E. church were well attended and quite
interesting throughout. The exercises
by the Sunday School in the afternoon
were especially entertaining. They
were conducted according to the pro
gram arranged by Rev. J. M. Townsend,
missionary secretary of the A. M. E.
church. An interesting address was
made by Mr. Taylor the superintendent
subject, "Easter Sunday as Missionary
Day, Its Fitness and Obervance." Mr.
Wm. Queen delivered an able address,
taking for his subject, "The Responsi
bility of the Church to Evangelize the
World." "Missionary Music" was read
by Mr. J. Q. Adams. Miss Lulu Gris
wold presided at the organ. The col
lections were quite satisfactory. Among
the principal features of the evening
services was the solo "Ruth and Naomi,"
sung by Mrs. W. Clay, who Mas in
good voice and never sang more sweet
ly. Elder Jacobs filled the pulpit at all
of the services.
THE entertainment at St. James
church, Tuesday night was a grand suc
cess, the house was crowded to over
flowing, and the exercises were very
entertaining. The following program
was carried out:
Song"Kock of Ages,"Choir.
Trio"No\, ashamed of Christ,"Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Lyles, Mr. J. P. An
Essav "The Jeremiahs," Mrs. M.
Solo"When the Quiet Moon is Buam
ing."Miss Bertha Heathcock.
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, etc., at Prices
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US.
Siloa-ii Cora s" Boy's best friend
is his Mother,"Miss Sabie Kellum.
Recitation"Lady Clare,"Miss Gracie
Bass Solo"Roll on Deep Ocean,"Mr
D. C. Cotton.
Dialogue"Womau's Rights,"Misses
Nellie Griswold, Mandie Conway,
Rena Bradbury and Master Willie
Quartette"The Sea hath its Pearls,"
Mr. J. H. Hickman, Mr. C. Mason,
Mrs. Lizzie Clay, Miss Bertha Heath
Recitation Great Men," Master
Eddie Henry.
Declamation"A Sciap Bag,"Master
Artrudol Lee.
Song"Come wJ'ere the Lillies Bloom,"
Recitation"People will Talk,"Misa
Maudie Conway.
Finale"The Lords Prayer,"Choir.
In addition, Mrs. Clay (by request)
sang "No Hope Beyond," and Mr. J. P.
Anderson, "The Old Sexton Mr.
Ralph Allen delivered an excellent reci
tation and Rev. L. II. Reynolds made a
few remarks. Se\ eral encores were re
sponded to in a happy manner. After
the exercises, all who choose remained
andpaitook of the refreshments which
the ladies had on hand, and all had a
good time until a late houi. Several
Minneapolitans graced the occasion
with their presence.
Mrs. Ella Allen, of the Saintly City
visited us this week.
They all do itget their pictures taken
by J. P. Ball, at No. 221, Nicollet avenue.
If you contemplate purchasing house
hold good visit Boutell Brothers, No.
207 Nicollet, and 323 Washington avenue
south, for bargains.
Buy your carpets, curtains and up
holstery goods of F. H. Peterson & Co,,
No. 206 Nicollet And 207 Hennepin
avenues and be happv.
The Democratic council made an al
most clean sweep among the Republi
can holdeis of appointive positions, but
a few were left to carry the banner.
Mr. W. A. Hazel, left vcterday for
New York and Boston to purchased a
stock of stained glas3 for Formaa, Ford
Co., and secure skilled wo'Linen for
their rapidly increasing business.
The Easter services at the Second A.
M. E. church were well attended
throughout the day. A mo^t interesting
feature of the evening service was the
solo, "TheftPalm.s,"
by Madame Alice
MinkCooley, of St. Taul.
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.
The superintendent of the government*
buildings has been authorized to have
certain plains for the work drawn in
this city* which will so hasten the pro
gress of the construction that the interior
may be completed during the coming
The council elected Titus Mareck
president, and B. Cloutler vice-presi
dent. Chas. N. Gorman succeeds Seliah
Matthews as city clerk. With the ex
ception of Stetson for chief of the fire
department and Rinker as city engineer,
the democratic council ousted all the
present office holders.
The Excelsior Literary and Social
Club are issuing the'r invitations for a
grand May Queen Coronation to take
place in Windom Hall, Tuesday evening
May 3rd. From the extensiye and elo
borate preparations going on, it bids fair
to eclipse anything of a social nature
our city has witnessed in a long time.
The 171 policemen according to the
yearly report made Chief Hill made ar
rests during the past year as follovs:
The total number of arrests in the year
was 3,740, of which 3,589 males and 151
females 1,151 were married, 2,590 single,
3,684 white, 56 colored, 1,858 natives,
1,882 foreign-born. Of the total, 3,526
were able to read, 1,777 were over
twenty years of age and 9 between
seventy and eighty years.
The Board of Directors of the North
western Publishing Co., will meet at the
WESTERN APPEAL office, Monday even
ing, April 18th, at 7:30 o'clock.
JOHN L. NEAL, President.
J. Q. ADAMS, Secretary,

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