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Ainongthe odd and interesting items
in an exchange we found the following.
"Recently in London there was an
extraordinary shaving match decided
against time. Teddy Wick, the champ
ion baiber, being backed to shave 50
persons in 60 minutes for 15 a side.
He actually shaved 77 59 minutes and
53 seconds and thus won.the stakes. In
the first quarter of an hour he disposed
of 21 men, in the second 14, in the third
19, and the last 14 minutes and 53
seconds he put on a "spurt" and finish
ed of 23."
If this be a fact we must come to the
conclusion that though we consider our
selves "soJie" when it comes to "ton
sorial artists" we must admit that the
professors on the other side of the pond
best ours consideiably as it generally
takes them from five to sixty minutes to
scrape a chin.
The Minneapolis Tribune is at it
again, slandering the fair fame of Louis
ville, as follows.
"Moody will tackle Louisville this
winter, Unless he con convince his
hearers that the river of life flows pure
old sour mash his labors in that town
will be a dead failure
The Kentuckians do believe in sour
mash, which thoy know how to make,
but their faith in Moody is not as strong
as their whisky. Moody is one of those
christians who believe in ladling
out the gospel to Colored People the
If there is any truth in the reports
that come from Hurley, Wis., of the
infamous dens to which young girls are
entrapped and imprisoned, the White
Cross league can find a splendid field
for their missionaries there. The offi
cer* of the law, too, might find em
ployment for a short time. And, if
notlrng else will do.Judge Lynch might
be called upon to move his court from
the New South to the New North where
he will find a full docket.
The "Squire" in the Conservator gives
the new Colored Unitarian church, re
cently established in Chicago by Rev. B.
Wilkins, a lively rap. The squire has a
very level head and his predictions will
come true or we are no prophet. Bro.
"Wilkmsis a man of considerable
intelligence, but he is a great schemer,
and the best laid plans of mice and men
4jang oft aglee.
Although we have had delightful
-weather for the past few days it will not
last long and the carnival committee
have begun operations for the coming
winter festival. The ice pal.ice carni
vals have done aB much to build up our
city 8d any other agency and efforts are
to be made to have the carnival of this
season surpass the two already held.
The recent occurances in the county
3ail have attracted the attention of the
commissioners and they have made
much needed improvements in
the condition of affairs.^
Mr. R. C. O. Benjamin has been
heard from again, he is now in Paso
Del Norte, Mexico, or was there a few
days ago. Benjamin is worth several
Randolph, Miss, (%m
How I wish I could step into some of
the households of St. Paul as they open
their weekly visitor, the WESTERN AP-
JPKAL, and look through its columns, as
J[ do, for the glorious news of the
I think it is a duty necessary, that we
tghouldjendeavor to keep out of the past
heavy iniquities for its highways are
with malarial gloom. J",
We hear a good deal said about
will be nominated as candidate for next
president at the National Republican
Convention. Whom is it to be
Of late we find much chaffall
twaddleanimadverting on our politi
cal status, from the Democratic press,
charging us with a want of fealty to the
cause of true Republicanism, be cause,
in truth, we have reflected, and are re
flecting, and shall continue to reflect
somewhat, on the demagoguery of cor
Democracy till there is a better
state of affairs than has been already.
The tricks and antics employed by the
Democrats to secure the election of a
Democratic president was not fiction
but fact. We were molested and dis
turbed here in the South we were
threatened with our property being
burned, we were threatened with our
lives being taken, we were, in some lo
calities outraged and mobbed, and wen
lynched, for standing true to our trust,
proving our citizenship by casting our
votes for those whom we trusted to be
our guide and shield in hours of peril.
"O, Consistency, Thou art a Jewel."
Now, let us look at the facts of the
case and see whether there is any truth
in the charge. The trnth is, the aman
ations from the prolific brains of the
wiseacres of the Democrats is nothing
but vapor and smokethe basest fabric
of a vision. In the first count of an in
dictment we charge the Democrats with
infidelity to the common good of the
peopleot this nation. Alas' when I
study what is best for the future appi
ness of the Alio American, I cari but
attribute to their consideration some
thing like the following:
There are men of brains who count
By the Million of dollars or more,
They buy and sell, and really do well
On the money ot the poor.
They manage to get the poor in debt
By various crooked ways
And so it is said that the man to day
Is the honest man who pays
When in town he never sneaks down
Some alley or backway street,
With head erect he will never deflect
But boldly each man meet,
He counts the cost before he is lost
In debte mystenous maze,
And he nevei buyB in a manner unwise,
But calls for his bill and pays.
There is a certain air of debonair
In the man who buys for cash
He is not atraid of being betrayed
By jackleg Shyster's dash
What he says to you he will certainly do,
If its cash, or thirty days,
And when he goes out tne clerks will shout
Hurrah, for the man who pays.
The above lines of poetry which ar&
quoted, very truthfully to the Afro
American that it is better to pay cash
for what he gets for fear of the shysters
Now there is another thing, which
to every colored man a smack of strik
ing illustration of frail mens vanity and
ingratitude and that is, Why they,
(here in the South) are over so anxious
to talk, speak, and even publish to the
world, low and mean acts of the Col
ored People any more than they do of
whites, a greal many they publish are
not so, and put themselves to such little
to find the good qualities and acts about
the Colored People. We admit that
some of the Coloied People do acts that
are not right, having the whiles as their
model, but the whole race should not
suffer for the acts of a few any more
than the whole white race sutler for the
acts of some ot them, for in this part of
Mississippi there are almost despera
does among the whites, and why don't
we charge the whole lace for the acts of
these. It is plain, we don't think it is
light. We await good results, and shall
continue to labor ourselves, that may
be derived from the labors of these
philanthropists WHO are laboring so
faithfully to bring about a better state of
aflairs. J. J. C.
W Will Give Thanks,
Gov. McGill has issued the following
proclamation, fixing Thursday, Nov. 24,
as a day of thanksgiving.
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, ST. PAUL, Oct. 31,
1887.In obedience to the law and the
national instinct, which has consecrated
one day in every year for a general
hturgv of praise to A'mighty God in his
mercies, ond in accordance with the
proclamation already made by the chief
executive of the nation, I, A. R. McGill,
governor of the state of Minnesota, do
hereby designate and appoint, for that
purpose, Thursday, the 24th day of No
vember, in the year of our Lord, 1887.
I call upon the people of Minnesota
Ot very torm of Christian faith, to as
semble in their usual places of worship,
on the day designated, joining with one
mind, in rehearsing the material
and spiritual blessings of the year, and
uniting with one heart in graceful ac
knowledgements for the general and
particular evidences of our heavenly
The fields have yielded their increase,
the flocks have multiplied in their stalls
and there is no lack oi good things in
ail our borders. The workshops and
factories have resounded with the noise
ot trade, enlarged and extended ave
nues of commerce have been crowded
with the products of toil, and the will
ing and industrious laborer has received
In acknowledging and accepting the
vast material increase which has come
to the commonwealth, let us also prac
tice those virtues which also can make
our abundance a permanent good. With
justice toward all classes of society,
with bounty for the poor and unfortu
nate, with h restiamt and unnatural
and hurtful desires, we may hope by
the aid of universal education and with
public and private morality to continue
a free, prosperous and happy people.
Let this day also be an occasion for
the usual home festivals, wherein old
and young combine to maintin that
hearty and conspicious social life which
has in the past been characteristic of
the citizens of Minnesota.
In testimony whereof I have hereun
to set my hand and* caused the great
seal of the state to be allied at the
capitol in 8t, Paul, this 3|st 4*3* of Octo
ber, in the year of on? Lord one
thousand eight hundred and eighty
[Seal.] A. R. McGILL, Governor.
H. MATMSON, Secretary of State.
The German Entertainment*
Turner hall has been the scene of
many different entertainments, but
there has been none more unique
than the one given there Wednesday
night by Prof. C. F. Adams' German
clasB, The liberal use of printers ink
had the desired effect and the large hall
was filled with an audience comprising
some of the most intelligent citizens of
our city of all nationalties. From the
original overture, "The Battle of Bel
mont" by Prof. Robert T. Brown, of
Louisville, Ky.,which was the finest
musical composition our people have
listened to in a decadeto the closing
chorus,, "America," by the class, the
performances were creditable to all
parties concerned. During the inier
mission^a pleasant little episode oc
curred in the presentation to Prof.
Adams of a magnificent medal by the
members of the class-.- The medal con
sists of a scroll containing the words
"St. Paul Class resting on the ends of
the scroll is a sword crossed by a pen,
representing that the pen is mightier
than the sword, pendant from the point
where the pen and sword cross is a six
pointed star containing a magnificent
diamond, two chains support the medal
proper, which is a circular plate of
Roman gold with an engraved border
conning the monogram, C. F. A. in
raised letters of frosted gold, in the
center there are two delicately wrought
shoulders at the top of the medal, to
which the chains are attached, and at
the bottom, two palms crossed
supporting a shield, upon which ap
pears in black enamel, 1887, the whole
forming the handsomest of the seven
medals which the professor has re
ceived. The medal was manufactured
by the well known jewellers, Myers &
Carpenter, and is a specimen of their
best workmanship. The medal was
presented by Miss Ella B. Smith in the
following neat little speech:
"Professor AdamsFrom time im
memonal it has been customary to re
ward merit. You already wear upon
your breast a half dozen medals present
ed to you by your different classes as
tokens of their esteem of you as a gen
tleman, and as tributes to your ability as
an instructor in German. You came to
our city about two months ago and as
your fame had preceeded you, the great
Northwest gladly opened her arms to re*
ceive you, as she does all persons of*tal
ent who cross her borders. Of the work
you have done in the six weeks we
have been under vour instruction, this
evening's programme will certainly fur
nish evidence enough to convince the
most skeptical in this vast audience.
And now, in order to show our appre
ciation of you as a teacher, I hae been
delegated by you St. Paul class to pre
sent this token and thus make the num
ber of your medals, the magic number
The professor was completely taken
by surpiise but found his tongue suffi
ciently to express his thanks in a satis
factory manner. At the conclusion ,of
the programme all present were invit
ed to remain and participate in tripping
the light fantastic toe the invitation
was accepted by a large number who
had a delightful time until one o'clock,
when all repaired to their homes voting
the occasion ono of the most delightful
ever occuring in the saintly city. The
music for the evening was furnished by
Prof. J. K. Hilyard's orchestra.
The following excerpts appeared in
the daily papers Thursday, the first is a
translation from the only German
A NIGHT IN GERMANY.
Those who attended the entertain
ment given by Prof. C. F. Adams' Ger
man class at Turner Hall last evening,
saw on the stage a class consisting of
white and colored pupils in age rang
ing from 14 to 50,
A colored pianist opened the enter
tainment with a piece of his own compo
sition called "The Battle of Belmont"
in which he displayed remarkable dex
In consideration of the fact that the
course only lasted six weeks, the de
clamations were without exception sat
isfactory. Miss Lulu Griswold recited
"The Erlking" nicely and Mr. R. W.
Richardson's declamation "The German
Fatherland" was excellently rendered.
The class sung "The Watch on |he
Rhine," "Always Cheerful," "Blue
blooms a little flower" and "America"
with much expression.
Prof. Adams sang a waltz-song enti
tled "First Love" and proved himself a
Miss Ella B. Smith sang "Ye merry
Birds" very nicely. The finest perfor
mance of the evening, however, was the
soprano solo "Thou art so near and yet
so far" which was rendered by Mrs. W.
H. Clay she has a beautiful pure voice.
All the exercises were received by the
large audience with great applause. In
behalf of the class Miss Ella B. Smith
presented Mr. Adams a beautiful medal,
the seventh he has recieved, as a token
of the appreciation of his successful
achievement, which he received with
hearty thanks. Prof.Adams then asked
the Germans present to criticise the per
formances *and received flattering com
pliments from those present up
on his success. After the Professor had
announced that he would form another
class a pleasant dance followed.Volks
A very novel entertainment was pre
sented last evening at the Turner hall
by a class q( ladies and gentlemen un
der the direction of Prof. G. F. Adams.
The exercises, which consisted of son&s
ST.^PAULT& MINNEAPOLIS,-MINN., NOVEMBER 5H887.
and recitations, we're rendered in the
German language, and -the remarkable
part of it is that, though the class has
been but six weeks under the instruc
tion of Prof. Adamsr all showed a re
markable proficiency in the use of the
language. The numbers by Miss Lulu
Griswold, R. W. Richardson and Mrs.
W. Hs Clay are particularly worthy of
mention. On requests of Prof. Adams,
volunteer critieismsjswere given by a
number of German gentlemen present
as to the merits ef the| exercises. They
were all highly *con?)|Hmentary of the
class and their instructor. During the
evening Miss Ella B. Smith, on behalf
of the class, presented Prof. Adams
with a handsome gpldznedal as a token
of their esteem.r* At the conclusion of
the very Interesting programme, which
was thoroughly enjoe by the large
audience present, a hop was given, Hil
yard's orchestra furnishing the music.
St, Paul Globe, ^"f^fe^
A NOVfili ENTERTAINMENT.
The pupils of ProfV Adams' German
class gave an interesting as well as novel
entertainment at Turner haK last even
ing. The majority of those who took
part in the entertainment were colored,
and the exercises consisting of recita
tions, declamations and solos were' en
tirely in German, showing that the
class has made wonderful progress, al
though they have been studying the lan
guage but six weeks. Tht, solos by Miss
Ella B.Smith,Mrs. W. H. Clay and Mrs.
Carrie Hubbard Webb, and the recita
tion by Miss Viola Berry were particu
larly wortv of mention. During the in
termission Prof, Adams was presented
with a beautiful medal, Miss Ella B.
Smith making the presentation speech.
After the exercises, the remainder of
the evening was spent in dancing. Prof.
Adams has decided to remain in St.
Paul six weeks longer.Pioneer Press.
The Adams German class entertain
ment at Turner hall last evening was a
decided success. J|~
"Die Wacht am "Rhein,'rti
the class was the first number on the
piogram and was given with spirit.
The beautiful poena, "Die Lorelei,"
was fairly well recited by Miss Ednah J.
"Immer Froehlich," by the class de
"Der Erlkoenig" was well recited by
Miss Lulu Griswold.
The solo, "Erste Liebe," by Prof.
C\ rus Field Adams, was a decided fea
ture of the program.^^^^-
"Des Deutschen VatenandT7
7 a decla-
mation by Mr. R. W. Richardson was a
good piece of ork. "Blau blueht ein
Bluemelem," by the choir was well
"Mein Sabbath Heun," by the class,
was good and enthusiastically applaud
ed. "Die Wacht am Rhein," a fair
piece of declamation by Mr. John Q.
Adams, was well received. "Wonder
ful German dream," by Miss Viola V:
Berry, was worth the applause it re
ceived. "Almost Persuaded," by the
class was fair. "Some Geod Advice,"
by J. K. Hilyard "Temperance poem,"
by Mr W. T. Gassaway "Barbarossa,"
by Miss Laura Reberson "Kathleen
Aroon," by C. H. Bush "Das Pubh-
kum," by C. P. Johnson "O, Bitt'
Euch Liebe Voegelein," by Miss Ella
B.Smith "Wer Hat die Schoensten
Schaefchen," by Miss Estelle Stothard
"Du Bist Mir Nah und Doch so Fern,"
by Mrs. W. H.CIay "The Fretful One,"
bv Miss Nellie Griswold and"America"
by the class were all highly creditable.
Tne feature of the evening was the
solo, "Der Cuss," br Mrs. 'Carrie H.
St. James A. E.Church.
We present to our readers to-day an
admirable picture of the beautiful in
terior of the St. James A. M. E. church
which will be dedicated to the worship
of God to-morrow. JHf -^Jf
The beautiful building is of frame
75x38, the plan being in the form of a
Latin Cross. The-.basement will be used
for Sunday School purposes, The de
Sign is by Walter Ife, architect, after
the early English Gothic style of archi
tecture, be auditorioum is finished
in natural wood with a very handsome
open timbered roof supported on sever
al richly moulded principles, pannelled
in tracery, which terminate some three
feet below the wall plate with delicately
turned corbels. It has three exits. The
building is heated by a furnace. The
walls are elegantly decorated and fres
coed in stencil work. The furnishings
are in keeping with the general design,
being the same style of architecture car
ried out in the seating, pulpit, altar rail'
ing etc. It is the intention to add to
the already pleasing effect of the exter
ier by building a tower and spire. The
whole completed will present a church
equaled by none for beauty and com
fort in the Northwest, at the same
amount of costs* ^^%3*
EverybodviscoKiiallv invited to "Be
present. A full account of the dedica
tory exercises will be given next week.
Happenings of the week in the
^I!\ Carefully Culled.
Mrs. E. J. Shepherd, of St. Paul was"
in the city last week,
Mrs. Alonzo Jackson has returned
from Hart, Michigan,
Miss Lizzie Garrett and Mr. Frank
Newson were married, Oct. 12th, it was
a grand affair, *1
Mr. Harry Hudson will leave for
Nashville, Tenn., where he will spend
a few days and thence to St. Louis. He
is pleasure seeking.
Mrs. James Gray, accompanied by
her daughters, Miss Theresa and Mag
gie, who have spent the summer in
Oconomonee, Wis., returned home
Mrs. E. Randall will leave next week
for Buffalo, N. Y., after a pleasant visit
to her sister-in-law, Miss Jennie Ran
dall. She has promised us a newsy let
ter from Buffalo every week.
The Garden City Social club met at
the residence of Mrs. H. C. Pnloress,
18 North Mav street. Among the visi
tors present were Misses Wilkinsen,
Lizzie R. Pulpress, Fannie Montague,
of Allegheny City, Pa. and Florence
Yeizer, of Frankfort, Ky.
The article in the World stating that
Mr. F. Shoecraft was married on the
15th of October was without foundation.
He was seen by a reporter of the Plain
dealer Saturday, and said: "I am not
married and haven't thought of such,
and cannot see why the World would
publish such a falsehood.
W Horton, Colored, a eleeping-car
porter broke into Al. Jones' barber
shop, 468 State street, Tuesday morn
ing, vowing vengeance against Joe
Campbell, one ol the barbers. Horton
burled a lock at his enemy but missed
him and then drew a 38-cahbre revol
ver and blazed away several times but
with no effect on Campbell. The occu
pants of the chairs jumped at the
sound of the shots and several were cut
quite badlv by the razors with which
they were being shaved. One of the
bullets struck John Dawson, one of the
patrons of the place. A painful but not
dangerous wound. Whaiton ran away
but was arrested in the afternoon as he
was getting aboard his car on the
Michigan Central road.
A Good Muffler for 50c at the Crystal,
253 Nicollet ave.
Fine silk umbrellas and canes at the
Crystal, 253 Nicolett.
All Wool half hose at 25c at the Crys
tal, 253 Nicollet avenue.
Lined Gloves in Kid, Buck, etc at
?1 at the Crystal, 253 Nicollet ave.
Messrs. Samuel and J. Carr and Levi
Spencer have left our city with Lew
Johnson's singing troop.
"Coffee John," proprietor of an oys
ter house, No. 213 Nicollet, ate 500 oys
ters in two heurs on a wager last Sun
The punpkin pie social given at the
residence of Mr. Ragan, No. 21, Fourth
stieet North, and was a grand success
both socially and financially.
At a meeting of the directors of the
exposition held Tuesday Mr. C. M.
Palmer was re-elected at a salary of
$4,000 Mr. Palmer was the right man
in the right place.
The "Black Pearf" and the "Black
Diamond," of Duluth had a set to at the
Comique Tuesday night. The mill was
to have been for ten rounds but it only
required five rounds for the Pearl to do
The Ladies Sewing Circle meet at the
residence of Mrs. F. Lee, No. 1203,
Franklin avenue South. The society is
increasing quite rapidly in membership
and is reahzed'to be quite a financial re
source to the church
Mr. Marshall Singleton who has made
himself quite prominent in Minneapolis
for the past two years, leaves for an ex
tended visit to parents and friends in
Baltimore in a short time. While
there he intends to finish his education
in some of the Eastern schools or col
The crowning event of the week was
the display of musical talent exhibited
at the concert given Tuesday evening,
Nov. 1st., by the very proficient music*
ians, Mesdames Webb and Coleman,
of our city and some of the most select
talent of St. Paul. The affair was de
cidedly artistical in all it features, mak
ing it one of the most brilliant, artistic
and cultured affairs ever given in Min
neapolis, Some of the very noticeable
features, aside from the musical pro
gram, was the select reading by Mrs.
Coleman and Prof. Adams.
Prof. C. F. Adams will open his Ger
man class at No.224 Hennepin avenue,
room 6 Monday next! The lessons will
be given Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 4 and 8 p. m.^ the learner may
come at the more convenient hour or
may attend both recitations. A large
number of our bsst people have already
registered for the course. The great
success of the Professor in St. Paul will
insure a large class in this city. Those
who wish to learn German in a few
weeks would do well to go to the class
next Monday, Wednesday or Friday at
4 or 8 p. m. All are invited to call at
hours named and have the new method
Strictly One Priced.
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Immense Reductions in al
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL,
Red Figure Sale
is now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish-
ings selling for less than COST in order to reduce stock.
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Cor. Third and Robert Streets, ST. PAUL
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the West.
Our line of medium priced Chamber and Parlor Furniture cannot be excelled
in the City. We make a speciality of this grade of goods. If you are needing
anything in this line call and see our Antique and Mahogany Chamber suits, Par-
lor Suits, Extension Table, Etc., Etc.
TO SEE THEM IS TO BUY.
The Largest HomseheTd Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
your house up frem cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Geeds. People going te house-keeping will do well to give us a call. W*
carry a full line of Second-hand Household Goods, as well as new, and we will
give you Prices that no other house can compete with. Give as a call, as it is ne
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We have FINE NEW LINES of Goods throughout, having cleaned out all
OLD STOCK in our Fire sale. Our fine, warm Felt Goods are worthy of examin-
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We buy, sell, rent and deal generally in Real Estate. Wanted houses and
lots for cash purchasers direct from owners. Any property placed with us for
sale or lease will be liberally advertised at our expense. Rents and bills collected
Insurance effected. Mortgage loans for any amount on lowest interest. House
and vacant lots on monthly payments.
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