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Proceedings of the Convention of Colored Men, Held in Edwards Opera House, Parsons, Kansas. April 27th and 28th, 1882.

1882KS-State-Parsons_Proceedings-29.pdf

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pressing his claims.

Judge W. A. Price, whose speech we publish to-day, singularly gifted as a debater, and makes his point with telling effect. We notice among the future statesmen of Oklahoma the following named gentlemen whose addresses gave evidence of future usefulness--provided they have an opportunity: Rev. W. F. Hedgman, Rev. W. B. Avery, Rev. T. J. Merritt, Rev. A. W. Green, Rev. D. B. Garrett, William Rowe, J. W. French, E. W. Dorsey, W. L. Egleson, R. Stafford, Clarke, of Oswego, and others of whom we shall speak hereafter.

Never before has Congress been called upon to put itself upon record as in hearty sympathy with the weaker portion of the citizens of the United States and its true and able defenders. Much depends upon the action of the National Government, at Washington, in this matter. They hold in their hands the destiny--moral, intellectual, social and political--of her most loyal subjects, and it is hoped (and earnestly hoped) that she will prove equal to the occasion.

A [Word?] About Parsons.

The [rapid increase?] in the population of this city is remarkable, and speaks volumes to the enterprise and public spirit of her intelligent and energetic people. We now have a population of about six thousand whites and eight hundred colored. It is said that no less than four hundred new buildings were erected last spring and summer, and the indications are that equally as many will be built this summer. Prominent among the improvements now going on are the commodious two story brick of Angell Matthewson & Co. on the corner of Forrest ave. and 18th street, and the Public Library, on the opposite corner of the street. This building is 60x100 feet built on the most modern style, three stories high, at a cost of about fifteen thousand dollars. When completed it will be an ornament to the city and an honor to the association of noble ladies, through whose efforts and skillful management, it was projected and will be completed. It was

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