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Oh where is the Northwest Review?
If the wide open policy is not the order
of the day, the community would like to
know it, for a free fight is a common
occurrence now on Minnesota street.
The Minnesota Exhibit has been
packed and shipped and will be ready
for distribution in a short time.
We understand Indiana has had a
test civil rights case. A colored man
was refused the use of a billiard table,
and the proprietor was fined $5 and
costs, that is more than Minnesota can
Would it not sound better for the
morning and evening papers of this city,
in reporting any occurrence of the color
ed people either here or elswhere, to
use some other word than "darkies"
and "coon," for though we belong to a
despised race, we are not vagabonds or
brutes, and are endowed with all the
facilities for feeling, and aspire to become
noble men and good citizens, and not
the butt of ridicule at all times call a
We call the attention of the public to
the fact that home, pernicious villian and
blackleg, has been circulating around
the city that we dare not say this paper
was owned and controlled by Negro men
and that it is not in the interest of the
Negro race. Now we are not given to
pay httle or any attention to these skul
king vagabonds, because a barking dog
never bites. This is the only paper
owned and contioiled by Negro men in
the north west.
We call upon the authorities of this
city to have the vagrant law,
enfoiced, so far as the colored people
are concerned, for though we have no
names upon the roll of the poor house
yet it is sad but true that there are men
in this tity who have not done an honest
day's work for years and yet they are
allow to loaf arund and remain ilde,
creating, mischief, and corrupting the
good standing of the race, the time has
come for action and we insist on it.
We regret to announce that Mr. John
W.Crowmwell of the PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE
of Washington has severed his connec
tion with that paper, after giving nine
years of hard earnest labor to the inter
est of his race in the journalistic field,
we trust he may be as successful in
whatever other avocation he may choose.
The ADVOCATE will in the future be con
trolled by Mr. C. A. Lamar as publisher
and proprietor, Mr. Hamlin as man
ager, Geo. Richardson and Rev.
Walter H. Brooks as editors.
This is an age when all sober mind
ed people lose Their gravity and drop
in to levity cease from philosophizing
and takes up the task of being
funny, this is sad but true, this
may be said of the Minneapolis
neapolis Tribuue they have been deal
ing in prize fights, and spellling nig-ger
with two gg's for negro, now Mr. Tribune
we are not in favor of prize fights,
neither are we given incite prejudice in
the minds of inteligent people, we admire
the zeal with which you give
news to the public, and we
also admire the obtuseness of
the negro who buys it, paying five Am
erican cents to see himself soundly
abused and maligned, perhaps the anglo
African will learn some sense before
the world come to and end.
I suppose the Tribune will feel su
premly happy when it has alenated the
negro beyond civilization, suspened
your prejudice aud give him an equal,
chance and he will show that is a better
promoter of morality than the so styled
.reporter that drank the old stale beer
hence the difference in the reports.
DUTY OF PARENTS TO CHILDREN.
A Discourse delivered by R. Knight,
Pastor of the St. James A. M. E. church,
St. Paul, Minn., June 14,1885.
"One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all and in you
The definition of this word as given
by seveial eminent Lexicographers, is,
that which one person owes to another,
or that a person is bound by any natural
moral or legal obligation to pay, do or
perform, &c. The Bible tells us that the
Christian has but one God, true and
living, who by this appellation is highly
distinguished from the Gods of the
heathen, who were many. This one
God is father of us all, being the author
of our spirits and life, hence he is above
all and through all and in you all.
has given earthly parents as teachers
and guides to their children, and from
whom He should ever receive praise and
thanksgiving. It then becomes neces
sary to cultivate an early religious or
Christian life, and thus prepare your
children against offering offences to God
THE ANCIENT CHRISTIANS
seems to have observed and enforced
whatever of discipline was necessary
to the cleansing, purifying and establish
ment of good and pure home and public
life. See to it then, parents, that the
home of our own times be protected by
the same earnest spuit which prompted
them to the observance of the most val
uable of all blessings to man.
Once a mother was left to the care of
several children what to do, was, with
her, the great perplexing question, but
while in the spirit of meditation and
prayer, the angel of peace and consola
tion appeared and bid her to be contented
and trust God in the abundance of faith
the result of her obedience was the joy
of a pleasant and happy-family of ebUaV
len to bless her declining days of a long
and interesting life.
When Mrs. Penn commenced to train
her son William, disappointment sur
rounded but to startle her into thought
and to spring suspicious of this world's
vanity born for abetter as all are, she
soon discovered that this world was not
the place of her rest, a land of shadows
where hardly anything is but trouble,
and nothing certain but death, instantly
she gave her heart to God she sought
an equal happiness for he son, who
proved a great blessing both to himself
and those around him in the world.
Many examples of the result of early
piety use before us Timothy knew the
scriptures from his youth Joseph was
but a young boy when he interpreted
the will of God to the heathen king
Samuel worked before the Lord from
childhood to old age Josiah was but
eight years old when he ascended the
throne of Israel, Daniel knew the Lord
from his youth Francis Asbury, second
bishop of the M. E. church and the first
ordained in the United States, was
trained by pious parents, at an early age
was placed in good schools, and hen
between six and seven commenced read
ing the Bible regularly, with the histor
ical part ot which he says he was greatly
delighted, and at 14 years of age was
converted and at 18 commenced preach
ing the everlasting gospel.
Lot the cardinal virtues, justice, pru
dence, temperance and fortitude, which
even the pagans supposed and
be your guide
the sunday school and house of mercy,
here you will find an able body of good
teachers and officers who are ever ready
CHILDREN'S DAY. The exercises of the Sunday school fr the building of this chapel were
were very interesting and were listened principallU in New York City,
to with marked attention by the many ajird the great interest demonstrated by
Last Sunday was observed by all the Persons present supt.! Mr^. Taylor, the colored shows a greatChurc era o"f
lurches of the Methodist denomination fS^
churches of the Methodis denomination
as Children's Day, and exercises were
held by them of a very excellent char
acter, at St. James A. M. E. church,
which was beautifully decorated
A T-iu -I-. -ir i i i -i avuuui. xiiu singing wins exceptionally
Pastor, Elder R. Knight delivered an fine, and, taken all in all, the efforts of
eloquent sermon, text
the school gave responsive exercises.
dutv of teachers,'' which was an instruc
tive and an excellent paper. Mr. Wm.
Queen made an able address to the
school. The wa exceptionally
the day were a grand success, and all
went to show the great improvement
made in the last year.
PORE WITE TRASH"
"What der ye take me faw? Do I look
like a gentleman that worked fer a liv
in'? No, sah, I hain't got down to that
These creatures will become extinct
after a while, as they are too lazy to per
petuate their existences by becoming
The streets of Washington are wide
and wellBhaded, and many miles of the
principal ones are paved with cement
which renders them as smooth as a
house floor and hard as a granite rock.
I do not wonder that men who can find
something to do in Washington are
anxious to stay, as its climate in winter
Bring your children to and its lovely land and water scenery in
summer renders it a delightful city for a
_, Among the finest residences are those
and willing to assist you in shaping their of Windom, Blaine and BenJJutler. The
May the interest of latter is empty because no one cares to
Children's day in the church of our
choice, move on and on through the
world, in spurring and rousing all to
thrust in the sickle and "gather in the
sheaves" until the knowledge of the
Lord shall be known among the nations
as the waters cover the sea, and, as the
crowning light of the king of day, may
this good work go on, till men be con
strained to say, "that a nation of good
children is born unto God in a day.
The mission of christian and non
christian parents will be more forcibly
discerned, and presenting these at the
Redeemer's feet the sight to him will be
more imposing than the seven wonders
of the world, richer to him than all the
kingdoms of earth. We hope to see the
day when this church and school will
have so advanced in sacred literature
and in numbers, that a thousand voices
may be herd pouring forth songs of
praise to Him, whom to know aright is
life forever more. And, when the days
of the years of our pilgrimage are at an
end, we shall go up from the land of
clouds and sorrows to spend eternal
years with our friends and loved ones
upon the mountains and highlands of
an unfading day.
rent it for $12,000 a year. (Spectator)
JAMES G. CLARK.
COLORED PEOPLE BUILDING
evening, the Stringer Lodges, A. F* and
the new building being densely packed,.
All the participants in the ceremonies
were colored except the Rev. Mr. Avers,
of Baltimore, Rector in charge. "This
church is the only Episcopal church for
colored people in.the State,and is the
Bishop of Mississippi, who has received
the earnest support of the venerable
ST. PAUL MINN. SATURDAY-JUNE 20. 1885. NO. 3.
Washington, "Where every ^prospect
pleases and only one man is vile.
Washington is the most beautiful and
the most cleanly city on the American
continent, not excepting Denver.
It contains not far from one hundred
thousand inhabitants, one third of whom
have African blood in their veins. The
latter vary in color, all the wav from the
i w,. +1 4.u i. i.
"poor whites," who are sprinkled quite
liberally through the less respectable
portions of Washington, as they are al
ways ready and glad of something
whereby they can earn their living.
These "poor whites" are really the
saddest to contemplate of all the re
maining relics of slavery, and are a "pe-
culiar institution". They may, in the
words stolen by the secessionists from
Byron, "be conquered but never sub-
dued." No, never, never, never-r-r.
They can be seen on most any warm day
hanging around the long bridge which
leads from Washington across the east
branch of the Potomac to Uniontown
the same bridge that carried Booth
safely over after he had murdered
Lincoln. Some of them will be "trying
theii luck" at catching small fish from
the bridge with a line held in the hand,
as they are too poor to buy a fish pole, or
too lazy to cut one in the bushes, and
havje not sufficient ingenuitv to jasten_a.
line on one if they had it. How they
manage to get worm impaled on a hook
for bait is more than I can comprehend,
though I believe they first stick the
worm on one end of the hook and leave
the creature to do the rest himself by
endeavering to wriggle away from his
indolent captor's tobacco juice. These
ragged "missing links" areas respective
as a nest of young, open-mouthed tur
key buzzards to everything except a
chance to earn their living by work.
But ask one of them if he would like a
job by which to earn a little money, and
a sudden change sweeps over his entire
system. His drooping shoulders will
become erect, the tobacco juice, which
usually runs down his chin into his thin
beard, will be concentrated and ejected
in a vigorous squirt, and looking you
over with an expression of mingled con
tempt and astonishment he will answer-
held on the 21s inst
of the Episcopal
that would tend to elevate us as a race,
and not make us the butt of ridicule at
All persons subscribing for the
was no Gentleman.
Q+c,+i. -^i i ii" known donors, said that he would retain
gent as the middle, non-office holding the stick, which appeared to be genuine,
classes of the city. The poorest of them and gave the umbrella to Mr. Dodge and
are far more honest and useful than the theeumbrellPat hat to Kehoe. Dodgeuntil hoisted
the incidents of the dinner of
coal black negro to the octoroon, who the Sinclair club in New York was the
shows scarcely a sign of the Ethiopian presentation of a hat, umbrella, and hill cars, all on easy terms and a large
either in skin or featuresand, as a blackthorn stick to the president, James
class, are nearly if not quite asintelli-
The latter in thanking the un-
th a and sat beneath it the
end of the banquet, while Kehoe wore
the hat. While flushed with enthusiasm
and wine, he removed the hat, and rose
to respond to a toast. Mr. McCarthy
placed the hat upon Mr. Kehoe's chair.
Kehoe dropped into his seat at the end
of his speech, and looked for his hat,
winch he had left on a chair at his side.
He accused several parties of stealing it,
and finally arose in his indignation and
began, to search for it. McCarthy held
the crushed tile .aloft in the gaslight.
Kehoe snatched it from his hand and
luefully gazed at it. The whole table
was rippling with merrimeut, but every
one exploded wrhen
h. G. W O. O O.
VICKSBUKG, Miss., June 7.The cere- was elected delegate to the District
monies of the laying of the cornerstone Lodge.
A. M., Thomas W. Stringer, Master, largely attended. The report of the
Officiating The music(for theloccassion secretary and treasurer shows the
was furnished by the choir of St. Mary's TrkiJa,i u~ A
Chapel and Bethel African Methodist Household to be good financial con-
Episcopal Church, and was exceptionally
delivered. I was entirely wrothy the ~na
time and place. Then followed a collec
tion in behalf of the chapel, when an
appropriate hymn from the choir closed The Household meets the first Wednes-
the services. Th throng was immense day in each month at 602 Spruce street.
It is sure to come without any regard
to civil .service rules another republican
official has been displaced, the appraiser
result of the indefatigable labor of thie staunch democrat, Mr. J. O'Connor
WHAT THE EDITOR JWOJILD
LIKE O SEE.
Achorar society formed by some of our
Alive literary society amongst us.
A more univeresal desire among our
people to advance intellectually.
A greater desire to seek such things
We republish a letter from the Phila.,
Sentinel, of June 6 inst. for the benefit
of the members of the oider living
this city, to show that the lodges in the
city of Brotherly Love is in a prosperous
condition, and it is hoped that it will
awaken an interest and result in doing
much good in that direction.
Good will Lodge, No. 1025, Norris
town, celebrated their 42nd anniversary
on Wednesday evening, May 27, at
Michs Hall, Main street, with a concert
and reception. P. C. M. R. Jones de
livered the anniversary address. All
enjoyed themselves. We believe theie
are about three of the founders of the
ldge now living brothers N. Currey,
WilUair and Bruff. Others have taken
their places. Among the leading lights
in the lodge at present is T. F. Simth, J.
Dorsey, J. Taylor, J. Marshall and
others. There are also Chas. Nichols
and Starkey, members of the lodge.
But since they have gone up higher
they forget the vine from which they
came. Better look after your old
mother you may want to return home
The last B. M. C. was composed of
252 delegatesone of the largest and
Three hundred and six lodges failed
to make their annual report to the S. C.
ofM. The general laws should read:
"Lodges failing to make their report
shall not receive the pass word." How
abont the $500 fine Mr. S. C. of M., for
lodges failing to report.
The Philadelphia delegates must have
gotten lost in. the debates at the last B.
M. C. Well boys you must do better
the next time. We hope the next B,
M. C. will keep an eye to bustness.
Whole amount paid, to sick last year
$37,'.757.82, for funerals $21r002.45, a
mount invested, value of property and
Last Wednesday we dropped in to see
old Unity, 711. The lodge was well at
tended. One new member was added
to their roll. P. G. M. Henry Boyer
& meeting last Wednesday. I twas
members were elected*
fine. After the Masonic rites an oration and two admitted to membership. Thre
members. Each siste
W new by-laws were presented and placed
brother should procure a copy,
of customs, Mr. W. L. Wilson, by a
bi until all offices held bdy par,-d
are filled by trie an
Bishop Green, oitbiagtate. The funds hungry democracy.
THE TIME TO
he slowly and
deliberately remarked "Gentlemen,
fun is fun, but the gentleman who sat
upon that hat is no gentleman, and I can
vselt him.(Hatter and Furrier).
Persons desirous of buying a home
for themselves will do well by calling at
the office of the WESTERS APPEAL before
purchasing of any other agencyYou
can save money and will find it greatly
to your advantage to examine our list,
which is the most extensive of any cheap
property there is in the city. This prop
erty is sold to suit the convenience of
the richer, and there is no reason why
list of unimproved'property,
see for yourselves.
home. We have two lots 40x100 feet in
Stinson Brown & Ramsey's addition,
cheap small payments down, the balance
in monthly installments. Two corner
lots, 100x150 feet, in Summit Park Addi-
tion, one in Ninninger & Donnelly's
Addition. Four beautiful modern built
houses within two blocks of St. Anthony
WESTERN APPEAL OFFICE,
Third and Cedar sts
Room 3, Lambert Block.
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
The first number of the WESTKEN AP
PEAL, came to us a beautiful dress. I
is a six column folio, edited by Messrs.
Parker, Burgett, and Hardy, Mr. Fred
erick Douglass Parker, is an Ohio man
born in Cleveland. To the gentleman
editors we wish them all the success
their enterprise richly deserve, "come
early and stay late."
The first number of the WESTERN
APPEAL was received this A\eek, with
its patriotic sentiments.
A glance at one of our Business house.
The Domestic Laundry located on the
corner of Rice and Martain Streets this
mamothe establishment is conducted
on modern Bases haveing been refited
and improved at a great expense is
now prepared to do any and all kinds
of woik in connection. They have ad
ded a clothes cleaning and Dye works.
Mr. R. D. Smith the proprietor is very
courtious gentleman, and wolud be
pleased to meet any one desirous of
haveing any work done in his line to
give him a call.
COOD LOTS FOR SALE CHEAP, ON BLAIR
A splendid opportunity offered to all
who desire to obtain homes for a little
money, four blocks from University Ave.
and one block from Western Ave. For
terms apply to,
Joseph J. Allen*.
ROOM 28, UNION BLOCK.
G, W, Baptist,
FINE WINES LIQUORS AND CIGARS,
415 ROBERT STREET.
Office, Cor. Third and Cedar Sts.
(Terms 5 cents per single copy.
$2.00 per year. Terms cash in. Advance.
Go! Go! Go! This Week, to
Cor. Fourth, Fifth & St. Peter Sts
This Week they offer prices that are
sure to draw: in
MILLINERY, BABY CARRIAGES,
BEST MAKES! LOWEST PRICES!
CHINA & CROCKERY,
All the celebrated brands in Racquets
and Balls. Complete Sets.
ALL SOLD SEPARATELY.
Full Hardwood Set, only 95c. Highly
painted sets at $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75.
SUITS a SHAWLS,
6EKTS' FURNISHING GOODS,