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The Grand Army of the Republic held
au encampment in New York, last
Wednesday, and Commande*in-Chief
Fairchild in a speech denounced the
order of President Cleveland directing
the Secretary of War to return all the
Confederate flags to the Southern States
from whose reeiments they had been
captured during the rebellion, The one
armed leader entered the hall with
stern-set features and burst forth as
follows: "May God palsy the hand that
wrote the order may God palsy the
brain that conceived it, and may God
palsy the tongue that dictated it."
"Theins our sentiments," also. The
trouble in this country to-day has been
brought about by the wishey-washey
gusli and slush sentimental policy which
has been followed since the rebels were,
not conqueied, but only forced to lay
down their arms. Had every man who
swore allegience to the Confederate
government been for ever irrevocably
disfranchised and debarred from hold
ing any office of honor trust or emolu
ment in the United States, Cleveland
would not now be warming the presi
dential chair nor would the most promi
nent foreign missions be filled by ex
Confederates. The country would be
Republican and the "Negro Problem"
would not be the great bug-bear that it
is at present. The old rebel spirit still
lives and, while every Democrat wasnot
a rebel, the most of the ex-rebels are
now Democrats, and once they get the
entire control of this country the pay
ment of the Confederate debt, the pay
ment for the slaves and the pensioning
of ex-Confederate soldiers is almost sure
to follow. "Straws show which way the
The Chicago Conservator heads one of
its columns "Carrying the Banner" in
which in a humorous way it strike at
the methods adopted by various people
to -reach certain endB. For the past
week or two the "Squire" has been
showing up the evils of the begging
system in vogue among the colored
churches, and also the "paradin" stvte
ol raising Sunday collections. We
heartily concur with the "Squire" in
opposing the kawking of tickets and
"punch" cards about our cities by our
women, exposing them to redicule and
insult and, also to the^ ostentations
method of "paradin" up to the table to
make contributions to the Sunday col
lections. There is no christian charity
about such things, and they should be
stopped. Let each one do his or her
duty in the spirit taught by the bible:
"Let not your left hand know what your
right hand doeth," and more good will
come from contributions made in that
way. The good effects of sermns .are
usually lost by the raising of money
after them in the manner now adopted,
and in the interest of Christianity it
should be stopped, and some other
system used. 'M^S0i
A bill prohibiting the Bale of tobacco
in any form to minors under sixteen
years of age has passed the Illinois leg
islature. The penalty is $20 for each
offense. This is a good move, when the
habit of using tobacco is contracted it is
very hard to break and most youths
usually begin before they are sixteen or
not at all. This law may be the means
of saving many from the pernicious,
filthy and expensive habit of using
tobacco for which they will be thankful
when they are old. It would be a good
thing for many older folks if the raising,
manufacture and sale of tabacco were
prohibited by law.
When a colored man or woman is
guilty of any act giving evidence of low
morals,'the whole race is condemned
as the loweBt among us are, usually,
chosen by the whites, as standards to
judge us by. Judging them by the same
standard what must our opinion be in
view of the fact that Joseph Huderle, a
school tencher of SLelby County, Ohio,
is under arrest charged with the ruin of
twenty or thirty of the little girls who
were under his oare.
The Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal
of last Sunday contains two articles
which we wish could-be read by-every
white person" in thfe" country Gm* is
upon the "sleeping-car porters" the
other upon "Crime and the Colored
Race" they both would tend to open
the eyes of many to the injustice heaped
upon us, and our feelings in reference
to the same..
The staunch Republican William E.
Chandler was elected to the United
States Senate by the legislature of New
Hampshire last Tuesday on the first
ballot. The mugwumps and Democrats
dont like it, but-what are they going to
do about it?
The big gamblers in coffee and wheat
struck a sort of brace game during the
past week. Its all well enough for the
big gamblers to catch it some times, the
authorities are constantly after the little
The graduate is abroad in the land.
Go West, Young Man.
The following letter which will be
found of interest, was handed to us for
Tacoma, W. T., June 7th.
Peter Conway, Esq.,
St. Paul, Minn.,
Dear Sir:Upon my arrival home to
day I found your letter, which accounts
for its not being answered sooner,
Your inquiries about the cliinate and
prospect of the North Pacific Coast, and
whether it will be a good section for our
people to locate in? I can only answer
for myself. My family is located on a
government homestead, of 160 acres in
the Western portion of the territory.
We came here from Missouri in 1883
and have no reason to regret our com
ing. There is room to-day, in Western
Washington Territory for 2,000 colored
families tc locate on government lands
and, if they would leave the South, and
come to the North Pacific Coast, in four
or five years the question of the politi
cal and social opprossion of our people,
in the South, would be settled for all
time to come. There are a number
families now located here, most of them
came from Alabama, some from Tenn
essee and some from Texas and other
parts of the country all are doing well.
A few years longer and there will be no
government land left for native Ameri
cans judging from the rate the foreigners
are taking it up. There will soon be
none left for our children. Now is the
time for our people to obtain these
lands in the territories. You can- do no
better service for our race than to acf
vise them to come West or to the North
JOHN N. CONNA.
Mr. W. Abell left for Waukshea, on
The Boss Baby Boy in Chicago is
Mouth Piece is the name of Rev.
Mr. S. J. Evans from Wilberforce Un
ivessity is in the city.
Mr. R. Q. Davis returned home from
Hot Springs, Thursday.
The Ezeikiel Lodge, No. 1905 will give
its first picnic June 26th.
Mr. Chas. Jordan will leave for Gen
eva Lake, Monday, the 20th. ._'
Mr. J, E. Ford is back from Fisk Uni
versity to spend the summer.*
Madame Cushman, better known as
the Black Swan is in the city.
The pleasing face of Mr. Bot Bassett
is once more seen on the streets. .N
Miss P. Carter has gone on quite an
extended trip east, visiting friends.
Miss Richie Cooper from Kansas City,
is visiting her mother at 393, 30th street.
Mr. Al Curd who has been very ill
the past three weeks, is now convales
Mr. James Muse who has been on the
sick list, is fast recovering. We are glad
J^i*^ sv v^m
Billy Speed,"6f Hicks & Saywer's'miri
stral company, is expected here the
Mr. M. C. Cowan will leave the last of
this month for ^Danyijle, Ky., to, visit
his mother, )^^^gif^J^
Mr. Joseph Brow*u the cornet player,
of Henderson's Brass Band, died Mon
day, the 13th. |^5
If you want your washing done good
and cheap, call at 210,4th avenue. Mrs.
Miss Carrie Beckwith, from Nashville,
Tenn., is the guest of Mrs. E4vMead,
For the best meals in the city and the
cepting intoxicating liquors, which will be strictly excluded.
TAK_ office but from OUR AGENTS.
Date TUESDAY, JUNE 21st.
ST. PAUL &iMINNEAPOLIS|jlfl.NN., .IUIv%^g, 1887.
TO BE GIVEN BY
ITHE WESTERN APPEAL COMPANY?
Mis HeathcockpidiMrs. W H. Clay
,7'*: (WHITE BEAR LAKE.)
There will be a Grand Steam Boat Excursion around the Lake,
SPEAKERS FOR THE OCCASION ARE
Capt. S. W. McKinlayfof Charleston, S. C.
Rev. Wm:.-Gray, ^^v^wRev. L. H. Reynolds,
Rev. C. S. Jacobs, &
Rev. W. H. Coston,
Hon. B. C. Y^ncyCl
E TRAINS iSST^5fS^^^"
different Lodges, Societies, Churches, Sunday Schools and. Organizations of every kind in the "Three
Cities" have been invited and have signified their intention to be present. There will also be Swinging, Boating, Foot
Racrrig,"Ladies' Boat Racing, Gentlemens' Boat RacinV, Hurdle Racing,**Bean Bag tS-ames, 'Ball*Games, Fat Man's Race,
Catching a Greasy Pig, Wheelbarrow Racing, Sack Racing and a GRAND TUG OF WAR!-.by Forty Contestants for a
SCHEDULE OF TRAINS
2 05 4 20^:"
1 55 4 05
12 10 4 30
tickets from OTO AGENTS before land, o'r on ?Ay7rf the 'Committees who^ilf?,"Sid.^hifdeo S
son willl be allowed on thr grounds^w An nnt hnlrl nn* HnWa+ v?T?TWT?iu-T5TmV 1 TV"
son wil .*^-,5&^^ ft
Hon. A. G. Plummer.
REFRESHMENTS in abundance of all kindsex-
81.1 'f- ~-a:s '& -V
600 6,05 6 26
Tickets will be on sale at public places in the "Three Cities."' Remembe*the Day'and
to ROI I 6 0 Cits. MIEN,'
fiffli ISSft hpurchase tiS S
WESTBaasr APPEAL call at Estella Cafe,
446, State street, r*-, as
Buy books,-stawonery, cigars and the
WBS^XEBN APPEAL at Chas. Landers, 111,
E. Harrison street.
Harsh & Taylor are in the lead when
it comes to furnishing first-class "wet
goods." No. 434 Stated ,ffl^f 7-
When you wish to have a suit nicely
cleaned and repaired call on Pope &
Smith, No. 121, E. Lake.
The WESTERN APPEAL wilf aTways ~be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Lrndre's, lllj, E. Harrison street.
Misses Hattie and Zora Ball, from
Detroit, Mich., are the guests of Mrs.
Crutchfield, 2972 Butterfield street^
Sam Evans' has' just returned from
Wilberforce College, apparently much
benefited by his prolonged visit there.
Miss Flora Bell and Miss Fannie Allen
will be the guests of Mrs. Harris, South
Side, for two weeks, when they will
leave for Pittsburg, their home.
Children's D\y at Bethesda Church
last Sunday was largely attended. Mr.
W. G. Anderson read a very well pre
pared essay on the Origion of Children's
The many friends of Mr. J. E. Bowen
will ibe glad to know that he is retained
by Mrs. Cross, where he will be found
as ufbal to attend to the wants of the
Mr. L.E.Hale has taken his depar
ture! for Brooklyn where he intends to
entejr into partnership for better or for
woi-^e the firm to be known as Mr. and
Mrsi Hale. We wish him all the pros
perity imaginable in his investment.
Gjj-and musical treat at the Bethel A.
M. church, was one of the best enter
tainments of the season. Misses Nellie
Esse-x and Lotta Holmes carried of the
honors of the day. Miss Gertie Jack
son jvvhom Chicago is proud of, presided
at tljie piano.
The entertrinment given at theBishop
Avenue Hall, by the St. Charlotte Taber
naclfe, No. 258, Monday evening, was
crowed to its brim, it being the install
ation of officers, after which they
danced until the sun made its appear
anc4 on Lake Michigan.
The first annual picnic of the Autumn
Club at Willow Springs promises to sur
pass any entertainment ever given by
that wide known Club. The uncom
parable Oscar Thomas is still manager
andjwe known what to expect. M. C.
Cash' full orchestra will do the honors
for the occasion.
Still another dramatic club has been
organized in our midst to be known as
the ^''National Amateur Dramatic Club."
Thej following officers have been elected:
president, Thos.Turpin vice-president,
J. Kogan secretary, Wm. Saunders
treasurer, John E, Owens manager, H.
L, Rucker. It has a membership of 25.
The Colfax Club gave one of their
literary entertainments at Bethesda
Church, Thursday evening, the 9th inst.
Of course a very elaborate programme
was presented, but a program for a
literary entertainment, that is not
started until about 10:30 p.m. must
necessarily be of more than ordinary
interest to satisfy an impatient audience,
however, there has been quite an im
provement in the literary ability of this
club, but a person can hardly discover it.
A. M. E. Clmrch Notes.
The Childrens Day Services were all
that could have been desired, notwith
standing the gloomv weather, the col
lection for the Connectional Union
amounted to $15.00, which was immedi
ately forwarded to General-Secretary
Smith, at Nashville, Tenn.
The Pastor of the church extends his
heartfelt thanks to all the young ladies
who so kindly volunteered and so suc
cessfully conducted and managed the
apron and necktie entertainment last
Tuesday night, and also to the great
host of friends who were present on
Rev, A. M. Conway, of Wilmington,
North Carolina, will preach in the A.
M. E. church to-morrow morning. Let
there be a general turn out to hear him.
The pastor, Rev. C. S. Jacobs, will
preach at four o'clock to men only. All
the gentlemen ought to be there. Elder
Reynolds, of Minneapolis, will preach
at 7:45 in the evening..
Rev. C. S. Jacobs and Rev. W. H.
Coston will exchange pulpits next Sun
day, June 26th, at the morning service,
but will occupy their own pulpits in the
evening of that day.
Next Thursday night the officers of
the church hold an entertainment for
the benefit of the church, and they hope
to have the presence of their many
friends on that evening. Do not forget
the date, Thursday evening, June 30th.
t, Fort SneUing-, Minn. -J
TheSnelling Base Ball Club left here
last Saturday for MinneapclisJ to com
pete with a club of said city. There
suited in 8 to 8. The weather was un
'aW'i ,~*JI .-which
Mrs. W. H. Freeman/of the Fort,"Is
visiting Mrs. Kellum, of St. PamV ,&
Mrs. J. Collins, of Norfork, Va., joined
her husband here last week.
Segt. Thomas Kelluni anticipates on
applying for thirty days furlough at an
early date, to visit his relatives and
The colored- cadet of WeBt Point
Military Academy will soon be to the
i, vis ta $hst
Gathered from Many Sources
Containing- the Latest Ha p
peningrs and Doingsw^ V'"
"A mong Colored People.
Mr. J. H. Ransom, has been appointed
health officer for the third ward of
Mr. James Harris, of Xenia, Ohie, has
invented a fire escape ladder and
scaffolding support. ^s^lj^^M'-r
Mr. George W. Cook has been made
tutor of mathematics in Howard Uni
versity at Washington, D. C. ^^4*^.
Hon. W. H. Boyd, a prominent color
ed politician of Somerville, Tenn,, was
killed by lighting last Saturday.
Mr. Jesse H. Ringoid is Aid de Camp
on the staff of the governor of Indiana
with the rank of first lieutenant.
The Colored State Teachers Associ
ation of Kentucky, will meet in annual
session at Danville, July 6, 7 and 8.
Miss Luey Bell has the distinction of
being the first colored girl to graduate
from the High Scnool of Franklin, Ind.
Miss Dora Powell, colored, was vale
dictorian of her class in the South Bend,
Ind. High School commencement, re
Mr. R. B. Bagby, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
graduated from the law department of
Columbia University, Washington, D. C.
At a recent meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Ripley (Ohio) Institute
for the Blind, J. S. Ripley, a colored
member, was elected president.
The sixty-seventh session of the New
England Conference of the A. M. E.
church, was held at Brooklyn, N. Y.,
John M. Brown, D.D., D.C L.,
The twenty-fourth commencement of
Wilberforce University was held on last
Thursday. Gov. J. B. Foraker and
Hon. John Sherman addressed the
The degree of Ph. D. was conferred
upon Rev. J. W. E. Bowen, of Newark,
N. J., at the recent commencement of
the Boston University. He is the first
colored man upon whom that institution
ever conferred that degree.
Among the bequests of George O.
Crocker, a millionaire of New Bedford,
Conn., are several to bis colored ser
vants as follows: John Freedom, $1,000
Mrs. Marsh, $1,000 Mrs. Fannie Wash
ington, $500 James Cook, $5,000i
The Colored High School of Louis
ville, Ky., held its annual commence
ment Monday, June 13th. The graduates
were Sarah W. Davis, valedictorian,
Richard C. Wrightson, salutatorian,
Louisa J. Lightfoot, Jennie E. Apple
ton Zerlina Thompson, F. Gertrude
Caldwell, Rebecca R. Taylor.
Mrs. Mary Stewart, of Taliaferre
county, Ga., has invented a car coupler
that is said to be simple and almost per
fect. She says that the idea came to her
like a dream, and she made a model,
according to her vision, out of old
"oyster cups." Mrs. Stewart was the
first slave born to Alexander H. Steph
Colored men of Cape Feare, N. C,
lynched a white man the other day for
ontraging a colored girl. We are op
posed to lynch law, but the whites who
control the courts, judges and juries in
stituted it. Colored men who are great
imitators must find away to protect our
wives, mother, sisters and daughters.
The following named students gradu
ated from Gaines High School, Cincin
natij Ohio, yesterday: Misses Lillie
Brown, E. P. Clark, Odessa Flowers,
Arizone Kyte, Mary E. Miller, Susie
Scott, Carrie L. Simonton, Leona B.
Trayis, Asbelion Wallace, Mary J. Ward,
and Messrs. J. H. G. Casson,
Wm. H. Ferguson, Rebt. D. V. Troy,
Ed. J. Howard, Clifford, J. Hickman,
Taswell R. Thompson, Samuel H. Bush.
C. C. Club met in room 27 at Hotel
Lafayette, on Monday evening. Mr.
H. A. Edwards was selected as presi
dent pro tern. The exercises consisted
of speaking, music, recitations, select
readings, etc. The first speaker waa
Chas. Stewart, he spoke on one of the
wonderful adventures of Munchausen.
Mr. John Lewis read a selection from
Shakesphere, which was well rendered.
Mr. A. Bennett was introduced, he is
the third waiter at the hotel and made?
a good speech. Mr. Bennett is well
known in Chicago as an Odd Fellow.
The "press" was the subject handled by
Mr. H. J. Edwards, of Chicago, former-s
ly of the Cleveland Gazette. Mr. F. L.
Foriston, of St. Paul was the next
speaker. He made an encouraging
speech to the young men, his advice to
them was to seek something higher than
hotel work and loafing around saloons
were open for the purpose of
ruining young men. It was agreed
to go into a permanent organization of
a literary society.' The following names
enrolled: Lewis, Williams, Covington,
Foriston, Roth, Nelson, Johnson, Sadler,
Stewart, Harris, McElroy, Hali, Estelle,
Lane, Hartsfield, Edwards, Burnett and
Chas. Stewart of the Chicago depart*
ment of the APPEAL is here and will be
prepared to do amanuensis work Mon