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F. D. PARKER,
fe. E. HARDY,
"Hi. S. GREEN,
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0 ^HSWe congratulate the citizens
"-^j| Civil Rights Bill by the Legislature of
Chicago, upon the passage the
3% statseoof Illinois, and especially the citi
President Cleveland has appointed
Gen. Rosencrans to the place iSo ably
filled by the Hon. B. K. Bruce, register
spf the treasury, Where were the negro
atie aspirants? Refrain, where,
understand, that Mayor Rice, has
his orders to those ofourcom
who prefer street-walking to
at home, and we hope he will
fiat they are located in some quarter
7there requirod to remain,
If-ir^ped that the city authorities
-%itt*w permit the refugee knights of
|ourmany readers, and hope
i as a. warning to many "of our
mapolis world iu the" issue
speaking of the colored law,
law says no white man
is permitted to marry a colored woman.
This law thus protects a licentious white
man who takes advantage of colored
women." The fruit of their passion,
and lust, cannot bear a father's name on
account of this law. By law a wronged
white woman can compel a white man
to make reparation for the wrong done.
What protection has a colored woman
thus wronged by a white man,?
While we are advancing the condition
of the Negro, as it is discusseda by^ thde
$3 varioues writerrsy of the leading journals
judging from appearances, at this point
we can never rise to any prominence in
any community, so long as we fail to
demonstrate that we are earnest in our
desires for advancement, by discrete
action. We do not impress those that'
are interested in our wellfere, with much
favor, if we, instead of enlightening our
minds with knowledge, and employing
ourhamte with roefulneii, continue to
encourage the science of manly art, and
to worship the king of the green cloth,
to the exclusion of everything else we
wSl retard our progress in the right di
rection and cause a feeling of distrust to
prevail against us now, if we can do
nothing better, let us look with a frown
upon the]continuation of such action,
and say lb the leading journals of this
city, whig seems to have suddenly
become pjfesessed with a sporting mania
r-#* ofcr expf nse, that they are not helping
US as a people to become men so that
action in community will be looked
I ought to succeed.
This is the sentiment expressed by
one of our morning papers. Now the
question is asked how are we to succeed
if we do not receive the encouragement
and support of our friends." Let me say
right here, that success to any enter
prise, gentlemen, if not assured merely,
by word of the mouth, r,And little en*
couragement iff given to thisenterprise
when we are. met, with. only words of
ackn^w^l^ that gr^it deal has been
d^ne for oWpeople slnoe emancipation.
But teciuiaei much has been done is no~
w4 should not be assisted fias^bravely as if
themal they aslT
their courage'is eg
preciate the effort we have put forth in
the past, to aid them to succeed in their
many triumphs, subscribe for the paper
give it a boom among their friends, ad
vertise with us, and demonstrate to the
public that your desire for our success is.
from the heart and well intended:
To Our People.
It is hoped that our people will
seriously- consider the future of the race,
and view from the present standpoint.
Think what will possibly become of us
as a people, if we allow our young jnen
and women too, to grow up'in ignorance
and idleness, and refuse to take advan
tage of the opportunities offered, to
become educated. Put the boy at some
trade if possible, so that he may become
a man, and not a^ vagabond, when he
grows up.- Put the girl to some-trade
that she too may become an ornament
to society, and not a disgrace let us
in spire a devise for morality among our
people generally, and we will be taking
the right step tending to place us in the
right position among nations let our
papers through the country agitate this
question, so that our people will awaken
to their -condition, and much good, will
result. Let us as a unit demand sonte
legislation, tending to the establishment
of a National Agricultural School tor the
race, so that we need ask no favors of
men who are controlled by trades unions
and labor organizations, and we will be
proving to the world, that we have'
indeed, the future of the race at heart
as we profess, but if we remaingsilent
and let well enough alone, we cannot
expect much will be done for us.
COLORED MASONS OF THE STATE
UNITED AT LAST.
On the first monday in.June, 18&5,
Pioneer Lodge severed her connection
with the Grand "Lodge of Mo. In accor
dant with Masonic Law and custom,
that, *where there is no Grand Lodge
iu_the-gtatc they must belong-to the one
in the nearest state, and as the african
Iowa is the nearest to
as taken out a warrant
B, Worshipful Master,
Richard S. Reynolds, Senior Warden,
Charles Davis, Junior Warden^
William A. Hilyard, Sec'y, t'i
Moses Martin, Treasurer.
On the second Tuesday-in July, the
14th of* the month, the African Grand
Lodge of Iowa will meet in St. Paul and
be the guests of Pioneer Lodge of St.
Paul, and J. K. Hilyard Lodge of Minne
apolis, and will hold their session in
Pioneer Lodge room on Jackson st.,
below 7th. On the 15th there will be a
grand parade through the principal
streets of St. Paul the Knights Templar
will he the escort of the Grand Lodge.
The new Grand. Commandery of Iowa
will have charge, and, in the evening,
there wijil be an entertainment in some
large hall, where the Grand Officers will
be installed, after which a promenade
and other amusements will be indulged
in due notice will be given, when_the
programme is made out, We will have
something more i^lje, next issue of the
Appeal. Yours Respectfully,
J. K. H.
*THE NEGRO MUST FACE*
THE FUTURE- 1
To ait in idleness and brood over the
misfortunea of the past ia both foettaU
and unwise. The past is-beyond recall/
As well you nriglnV$ry to*, restore the
dried up mummy to life and beauty, as
to live, over" the past, an% correct the
mistakes committed it is gone, buried
beyond resurrection^and is worthless as.
a dream, except as an example for the
present and the future.
To look back into the pftst with your face
towards the future, is to stumble through
life, and repeat the errors that exper
ience should have taught you'to avoid.
Let the past go, for to waste time idly
wishing its return, is to blind yourself to
the. realities of the present, and to fit
you for nothing but a helpless wanderer
in the future.' Look ahead! if you have
seen trouble, turn ^your^baisk-upon
it and press forward fleteruiined to-de
serve success. Some people never
recoverfrotti a misfortune once down
they remain down forever they Jnake
no effort to get*up, they prefer to keep
down, and appear Snenjoy a scant satis
faction in telling others what they have
been, and what they might have beep.
had their: good fortune continued to
smile on tb$n.
$ shake off trouble
ikes no other
the race until the homestretch is, reached
In a word they do their best under all
circumstances, and in doing this they
generally do" well enoughs^It isr
enough for an ol mat^ wffo/^ias put:
forth Ids strength and feUedyto-bfecOme.
discouraged and drift in J^^Bhingj
current of fate, with no effort tostem it,-
but for a young man or onej his prime
who has brain or muscla^on* perfect
order, togiveupCahd drift "with a tid&
that he can easily overcome, is without
the shadow,of ah excuse., What if you
have lost money or failed in hisiness?r
can these trifling troubles excuse^ idle
ness when extra exertion is required?
Yesterday has fled from your- reach,
to-day is yours to-morrow may- be j&dl
of sunshine to your darkened hopes.
Let the past go, rear a tombstone overit.
if you please, but cease to dwell over it's
grave.. The world is befote.'you ripened,
fields await^our labor, yoninay^etrieYe'
all and win even more thanCyouJiad,.
The little vexations G^life.^'bmTt!^4^
axe strokes' that ebip -a$d ct^Ve'^the.
young oak, but fail to re&rd jts growth}''
nature heals the wound and the young
tree grows to its full proportions," so* the
vital elements of man's life^ if hope re
mains uncrushed, will heal the -wounds
of the past, and out of the failure of yes
terday, weave-the glorious triumph Of
to-day or to-morrow.
FRED DOUGLAS AH
Color line In Washington. No Room
Negroes At Moody Meetings.
I have just reached' thjsTclfy 15y~'ffi8%,-
express from Washington, where I. had^
a delightful visit at the- home^p J^!cU
erick Douglass and wife, X^&ggjjjjb.
Their house is just across the Potomac
opposite the city
acres originally owned by
a bitter and vindictive negro hater, who
forbears used every means, lawful.and
unlawful, to exclude colored people from
the sacred soil of Unionl^wi^sjiiould at
last fell.mto*the hands of one livhQj-over
all others, represents all thatis bestund
noblest in thejtwo races while the orig
inal owner is reduced to" poverty^f^
The days I spentunder the roof of Mr.
and Mrs. Douglass will ever remain sweet
and green in my heart and mind. Pert
feet and unfeigned harmony and affection
pervade the atmosphere of 'their home,'
and if those who worry over the so called
"strange alliance" would -johiyV ayofrf
throwing stones until their own homes
are equally peaceful and equally respon-'
sive to the great ends for,which homes
are supposed to be instituted, there
would not be much of a shower^
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass had only to -es-
tablish the legality of a relation which
our white citizens arid "statesmen" had
already made possible and easy in fact.
Hence the task was not nearly as diffi
cult as one might at first, imaging.. That
they have conquered through clam dig
nity and kin forbearance |he prejudices
at first aroused.amoftg the .better ,and
more enlightened classecofthe Rioted'
race is evident.
stands at least one, hundred feet aboVel
tidewater, overlooking the "kingdoms
of the world" as represented by our.
ment and the public buitdhj
one of the most perfect leScSl
and water scenery I ever beheld,
It is one of the strange compensations
Last.Monday I gave a concert in the
15th St. Presbyterian (coloreJiyafemSu4
to ft k%kly intelligent ^i^ppr^diative
audience made up ofbotTt KUJefl.- The ap
pointment was made for me by Jtfr.
Douglass, whose creed includes all races
and, sects. Hencje we- thr^w" open, t^e
4oors to White people, thereby'setting
an example for liberality
tian,grace" which the Evangelicais-rso
called-r-qf Washington could ^llow with
When Moody preached in that city a 'd*r^^i*??^play
few w,eek8 smeetthe"e6loi^oHhddpi' t^^e^a-manV endowed with facul-
Christians were not allowed to hear him.' til^af olh,e^ races of mankind, and-just
In order to accomplish this theological af capable^not far out stripping, them
sleight of hand performance in a genteel considering the jfime he has had, andT
manner, it was proclaimed fliatit would' .fl^ considering that not half of-those
be^ necessary to adnnt th)s only whOj
had tickets on account Qf aL^tofiroom
in the hall or church. A certain number
of tickets wasthen giv*ht0he pastors of
white congregations blat hdne to' thev'
thetump"Tnethpd the latter wavcdmr
p'letely shut out of the feast oi^ginirlly
prepared' for. all, -/1 believe that the
eight members ,of fiie Supreme.Bench'
who pronounced the CivilKighfa Amend*
ment unconstitutional *ere allowed to
attond, and hft^e.notileatned, whether
Justice Harlow:the jrjat judge wh^soli
Vjndiifafor made its appeaaance,
as ,pirioWced| last,'^aturday and!jprei
sei^ka^ creditable appearance^t:R. Es
editor and proprietor. sfe(Sj
Western? Appeal, publisned- for
lored race by Parker, Burgett
ly, made its first appearance last
rn AppeaMi^devotJeatd the.
r.... _,^ negrb^p^and-s^uia iC
rve^ttt^Jjredit th^6hld- be editor
J^xukh to sa3f*oin a.mOre iS(ectJ
Colored^ men doing business in this
city, treated the same as white men
w^enthey violate the -law.?
sfcolored^mefi holding some- worthv
l-,^u young men having a,- desire to
pi|csuihg some kind ofiespectable* busi
ness for themselyesl' 'i^g
j. More of our young inen wanting to
learn trades, "and become independent.
The name of every" man and woman
jtfho has.tho interest of our pane? at
*hearte on oursubscription hst^i:^
g'^Jvery^business man doing,any husi
l&HTajb a5:adervtising with u^C-'-
^|i*ratE EDMOE:of WE-STEIIN APPEAR
permit me a small space in the columns
o your valable Journal, it reached here*
in due time, I am,"induced to sa^ that"
every body is delighted with it, enclosed
you will find P. 0 order the amount for
75subseribers lean safely saythat at the
time-of your jo^t, issue you will have
at least three-hundred subscribers.
*i fitS} *&*&T-
OTJIl JSS^^TBX.EAm LETTER.
i^^igfS^^^i'' Juis^ Sth-^Ma.EniTOE
-BSAI^^iR-yjT'lake this? opportunity to
uo^,yo .ajr^^lines, hoping that they.
hW^prpve^of i interest'toyour-' readers'.
^^p^l |EHHi--.fBKAX WORLD'S B'AlB''
hasclosedVfor'the preset^^wilth,-% mag
n|ficentand instructive display, of art,
jtook^paat^u the display who could haye
donoJQtjindtaking itall in all, th^expo
aitiqn could,-udt: have ^hap^n^d11'tn"*
)afaf&' opportxine reoment, foir te ad
yincement of the Negro. WeUtoreturlu
tetiiie^fbringy,ev^ryttiing is completely
remq$|d: from 'their places^where they,
w^e^ayrauged.with great skill-and tact,
aitd were admired by thausands of peo1
plej idj^ly, from our^:owu eo^try as well
as foreign lands, and the exhibitors have
fgone to their distant homes,
-know in this^great north-west,,
uditioh. tjiat the'^legrc? ^being'
ed 16", dt the great capiT^' of ftie
(^.jPofrt givetup the-fight oh this
until atf, perwn^e'speii^'tne
for "what" hels worth. .-rJ**s&?
^Diamond, Ring, ode stone", Weilbs
'abdulf^aratf a fiftle^ofr leolor feut ^r-
ffectcin shapeandcut -original enst/HO".
Price, $45. %^^%^^^t'^^
Diamond" Ear ^reps^' perf6rct"'
stonesiv'not a, blemish- m5.either stone
ttoodjafce and eTe^nimOiintings origin
al oost, $155. -Frue^|90, L
mounting original oost, $175. Price $1101r
half-moon i is beautifulsstorie
^artistrcCand-a big bargain: original cost,
$J60-KPrice,'$19l., tH i^
HuntingJGOld Watch, stem winder Wt.
setter^Waltham jeweled movement, ex-J
uansion b'aHance Louis XIV. b^x cases,
Wiy ^hworately engraved, farm house
and placeXorasonogram rigihal ,cost^
^mgnti ait' expansion ibal--
orjginarpncl '|9uf *&m%$sfr^J"u
Hnnting^aold. Watch, key' "winder:
|-pWe SwisSgaiekel inovement, iull jew
eled expansion, ettgua^twned.eases in
farst-eiass condition original'cost $48i
iPrjce,^, -v'fe^-n, ':54SS^:*
wmdejr vand vsetterj
stall of eve^y description, BhQwiHg he
refotircea and. advancement of th
w^irld,vand particularly our own couniry
and^of lh"e SFKQBOVTH^ has made a won-
conyineinfe fb -worl
hopes of returning at tha rertf^V^
^^6^the^eat feir nextKovfember||[^|br:,
iy reopening because there sterns to,
a!detennined effort of ther peopie ip
l^Ve the Exposition
movenie?rf, tull jeweled, cut expansioni
bajancej prtent pinion, Louis XIV. box
cases efegantly. engraved, one side a
vase of flowers, on the other a beautiful*
wreath of roses only used three months
original cost, $100. Price, $60.
Open Face Gold Watch, key .winder,
.Springfield, Mass. full jeweled' move
ment, expansion balance beautiful en
-grayedjeasejin complete order, original
/Open Faiie Filled-Gase Watch, stem
winaerand setter, Waltham movement,
expansion- balancej plain case almost
new .original cost $37. Price, $20l^r j,
Hunting Boss Filled Case, stem winder
and setter, Elgin full jeweled movement,
cut expansion balance, patent, pinion
handsome engraved easesHust like new:
Original cost,$671 Price,,$35.
Open Face G- W ,Ladd,,Jtem winder
and setter, Elgin fuIP jeweled move
cases in com-
origina cost $68 Price, $3 1
HOT AND ^D BATHS,
All.ordejp?\\iH be promptly
JSts^LJy^i t^k^^ **ssf, Was,-
ADIES' COLD WATCHES.
^to Hunting W-kart old Wateh,
st^n-wi'ndef and getter, fine Elgin full
jeweledaovemcnt, patent pinion, heavy
cases?.beautifully engraved on one side
anjajac^nt. tower, on other'place .for
surrounded bV roses:nearl
new:*original cost, $7Q. Price, $38^0.
Hunting iGold Watch, stem
winder and setter, Springfield, 111. full
jeweled movement, patent piniou-hand
some engraved cases one side beauti
ful vase of flowers, on the other an en
graved band, with space for monogram
but little used original cost, $60. Price,
Lady's Hunting ^old Watih
Winder and setter 'Tglgia full-jeweled
mdvement beautiful engraved. Ttwx
casee as_gpod as new original cost,
rnce. f-o.^^ P^^S^M
^Lady's^ Hunting Gold Watch,^ stemj
winder and setter |-plate fuU^eweled
t&flag*. Hunting ,18-karafcGord' WatcfiiC^
fc$aes^,forcle.oi black enaiaeloiT botfe
adesj ohas been used nbontltwo yars
t)pen-Face.,3-oz Coin Silver Watch,
Jcey-winder, Gr. Ml Wheeler Elgin move
ment, oatent pinion, cut expansion bal
ance, full-jeweleded, gold jomts engrave.
Open-^aee 3-bz^ Coiii Srlvef :Watcffi
stom winder and stter, William JEUery^
movement^ieafeCfX*ll^"piniof pansion balance and patent
joints, engraved case in tiptop con
only used about three 4hontm %amiiQ^J
cost, $30.., Price, $14. ^,&J^^
Hunting 3-oz Coin Silver *Watchrkey-"*
Winder, Appleton, Tracy & Co. Waltham
full-jewelecT movement, cut expansion
balance and patent pioion: in excellent
"condition original cost, $45.. Pnce $20.
Five-ounce Coin Silver Watch, key-:
winder, P. S. Bartlet Waltham move
ment, full-jeweled, patent pinion, gold
jiont case, in thorough order original
cost, $30.. Price $14,
Open-Face 5-o Coin Silver Watch,
stem winder and setter, Damaskeen
Springfield 111. movent, full-jeweled,
cut expansion balance, patent- pinion,
gold joint, engraved case only used siv
months,and just asgood as new original
cost, $40 Price, $19 $ jf^r
bf'flie United States, with privilege of
'inspection. Watch Repairing, Diamond Setting, Engraving. Eyeglasses, and
Spectaclesto suit all' sights. Money advanced on all goods of value in any sum1
Make no mistake in the name or iinmherk'oi
HENRY E. WEDELSTAEDT,
BLANK BOOKS AID OFFICE SUPPLIES
Engraving, gating and Binding a Specialty
-113 East Third Street St. Pan), Minn.
CPQ to the North Star Tonsorial Parlor.
.The^tt^r.Cosmopolitan Hair cutting and
Shading establisment in the city.
AH persons just arriving, in the^cfty.
should^ive hima call.
S. C. WALDON, Prop.
iird and Cedar,