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THE TWIN CITIES.
The R. G. Dunn & Co mercantile
agency have issued their ''Business
Outlook" dated July 1st, in which we
find the following concerning the great
Twin Cities of the great .Northwest,
which will be found to be interesting
reading. Referingto St. Paul, they say:
"The crops of theNorthwest,embraeing
the entire territory tributary to this
market, never appeared more promising
than at this time. A few isolated spots
may suffer, but the general outlook is
uncommonly good. The jobbing trade
for the season past has shown a marked
increase over the trade for a correspond
ing period last year, as shown by the
following figures: dry goods, 40 per cent
hardware, 35 pei cent., groceiies, 38
per cent. boots and shoes, 18 per cent.
diugs, 2* percent, and other lines in
the same proportion. Country dealers
are reported generally iv good con
dition. This state of affairs is verified
by comparatively few and unimportant
casualties among them, and the general
promptness with which obligations have
been met. At the banks money appears
plentiful for legitimate business needs
at usual rates, and no stringency exists,
notwithstanding the very large real
estate operations of the past year.
Building permits for this season, to date,
largely exceed in amount any previous
season in the history of the city. The
same is true in Duluth and other cities
of Minnesota and Dakota. Very flatter
ing results have recently been achieved
by two or thiee land syndicate in lo
cating here, and now in progress, eigh
teen factories of various kinds, employ
ing nearly fifteen hundred people, and
an estimated capital of $800,000 to $900,-
000. Most of these enterprises come
from Eastern points. A large extent of
new country is being opened up by the
extension of railroads, notably the
Minneapolis & Pacific, and St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba, the latter
pushing towards Helena, where it will
enter this fall. For trade and manu
facturing the futuie seems very promis-
Of our Sister City they have the follow
ing to say:
"The jobbing business for the first half
of 1887 has been largely in excess of
same periods in former years, and shows
an increase of from 25 to 50 per cent,
over corresponding half of 1886. The
improvement in collections has been
fully as marked, though mid-summer
collections have fallen off moderately.
.Prices have been well sustained, and
vibe results of the season's business very
satisfactory. The lumber season opened
with moderate demand, supplemented
by large orders from Southwestern
markets this was followed by an in
creasing home demand which has been
well sustained. The scarcity of rain has
limited the log supply, and the cut so
far has been moderate. Millscommence
running lull capacity July 1st, and con
tinue until the close of the season, but
the cut is not expected to exceed 200,-
000,000 feet, as compared with 250,000,-
000 last year. The reduction in stocks
has further stimulated prices, and the
results of the season are satisfactory and
encouraging. Wheat receipts for the
first five months of the year 13,703,760
bushels, as against 14,366,000 for same
time last year. Flour shipments during
this period have aggregated 2,275,000
barrels, showing no material alteration
from last year.- Millers report the
season's businessas satisfactory, and the
recent break in Chicago a decided ad
vantage. Sufficient orders are reported
now on hand to cover all wheat pur
chased at recent prices. Bank clearings
from January 1st to May 31st were $64,-
827,000, as compared with $50,788,000 for
1886, and 5S,893,000 for 1885, There is
a steady demand for meney for legiti
mate enterprises, and the supply about
equal to the industrial demand. There
is a general feeling of confidence in the
future, the increase in all lines being
looked upon as healthy and commen
surate with the growth of the city."
One of the things we cannot under
stand is why white people put all color
ed people on a level, and that of the
lowest. That there are some colored
people who are naturally very low, we
will not attein pt tojdeny but,thatthe very
large majority of us are not so, we do
most emphatically assert. There are
the same grades of respectability exist
ing among us, as among the whites, but,
whenever a colored person commits a
crime, or is suspected, or is accused of
having committed one, the white press
seldom puts itself to the trouble to learn
the proper names of the alleged crimin
als, but stigmatizes the whole race by
referring to them as"niggers""negroes,"
with a small (n), "coons", "darkies",
"mokes" or something of the sort. We,
as a race, are not, and should not be
held responsible for the individual acts
of members of the race, any more than
the whites. When a wh5te
man or wo-
man does wrong, he or she, and their
immediate relatives and associates, are
the only sufferers, but when a colored
person is the wrong doer all the colored
people in the town, city or vicinity aie
stigmatized. The bad acts among color
ed people are done by the bad ones and
they alone should be the ones to suffer.
The Globe, of Monday, in its report of
the discourse, Sunday night, of Rev. S.
G. Smith of the First Methodist church,
upon "Some National Problems", en
deavors to make its readers misconstrue
his remarks in reference to the colored
people ot the South. Mr. Smith is well
known in this community, and is also
well known to be a ^,arm friend of the
colored people, and to be personally in
terested in their spiritual and temporal
welfaie. We called upon Mr. Smith
and learned from his own lips that a
false construction was placed upon his
remarks. Had a concise i eport, or,even
a copious synopsis of the discourse been
reported, a very different opinion in re
gard to the same vould pievail. We
make this statement in justice to Mr.
Smith, who would scorn to do or say any
thing that would increase the already
powerful and inconsistent prejudice ex
isting against the colored people.
If there is anything more than another
which riles the average Sautherner it is
for colored men to get the best of them
in any way, no matter how insignificant
the advantage may be, and the way he
goes about adjusting the difference is
wonderful and fearful to behold. Dur
ing the recent riot at Oak Ridge, La.,
there was one white man killed and, at
latest advices, twelve colored men had
been shot and hung, and still they are
not satisfied but are hunting for more.
They df not need to know that a color
ed man was actually connected with the
riot, if he is supposed to have been they
hang him and then investigate the facts
afterward. This is the style in "Grady's
A special from New York dated July
5 reads as follows:
"Justice Gorman to-day committed
Vintroha Vanbanslear, a 16-year-old
colored girl, to the House of Mercy, but
tne Sisteis of Mercy in charge refused
to receive her because'she was colored."
We respectfully refer this to the
American Catholic Tribune.
Hon. William Windom, gave the folks
at the Woodstock, Conn., celebration,
on the Fourth, some idea of the kind of
temperance men we have in Minnesota.
His subject was "The Saloon in Politics"
which he handled in his masterly style
and furnished some very striking sta
"The Black Belt", of Tuskegee, Ala.,
has reached us, it is hardly large enough
to make a belt, but some very large
things have sprung from some very
small beginnings. We hope this will
be the ultimate result in this case.
The Florida Baptist is the latest ad
dition to the list of colored journals
Welcome! "The more the merrier
White men that lose time cursing the
colored man are racing hellward at the
rate of mile a minute, while the black
man is grinning.-Richmond Planet.
From the News Mills around the
Put in Small Parcels.
Hon. Fred. Douglas is expected home
Hon. B. K. Bruce was the orator at
Rome, Ind., July 4th.
Bishop J. A. Shorter, of the A. M. E.
church died July 1st at Xenia, Ohio.
Mr. Arthur Flood runs a first-class
flour and feed store in Younstown, Ohio.
Mr. J. H. Porter has been appointed
on the night clerk force at the water
office of Chicago.
The Second Annual Arkansas Colored
State Press Convention will assemble at
Helena, July 26th.
Augusta, Ga boasts of 20 colored
merchants, 142 mechanics and a number
of professional men.
Logan D. Wright, colored, and Mary
A. Devine, white, eloped from Rush
ville, Ind., recently.
Miss Anna Henderson, who graduated
from the Bellaire, Ohio, High School,
wan the first colored graduate.
Miss Ida B. Wells, (Iola), will spend
the summer at Woodstock, Tenn., and
devote her time and talents to writing a
The National Masonic Convention to
be held in Chicago, beginning August
23rd, will be the grandest affair ever
held in that city.
Mr. Chas, E. Thomas, of Zanesville,
Ohio, was the only colored graduate in
a chss of ninety-six at the commence
ment at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mr. Felix Meaux and Miss Anna
Jackson, one of the prominent teachers
in the public schools of Louisville, Ky.,
were united in marriage last Thursday
Miss Betty Collins, a working girl of
Kansas City, Mo., a few months ago
bought a lot on the installment plan for
$1,000. She sold the same a few days
ago for $3,000.
Albert Turner, the murderer of Jennie
Bowman, a white servant girl of Louis
ville, Ky was hanged last Friday. The
colored churches of the city refused to
allow his funeral services to be held
within them, and he was buried from
an undertakers establishment,Saturday.
Mr. W. J. McGuinn graduated from
Yale College Law SchooLatJthe recent
commencement taking the second honor
in a class of sixteen only two of which
were colored. He reGeiyed a prize of
$100 offered for the best oration. He is
a native of Virginia and only twenty
two years of age.
Hereafter colored teachers only will
be employed in the colored schools of
Atlanta, Ga. The matter was decided at
aiecent meeting of the board of edu
cation of that city. There was a tie in
the vote, five to five, to employ only
colored teachers, when United States
Senator, Joseph E. Brown, president
the board, gave the deciding yote in
favor of the proposition.
Miss Mattie Allen, of Columbus, Ohio,
the young colored lady who was dis
charged from a mercantile house because
the white clerks kicked against her
being employed, has been appointed
teacher in the Cadiz schools. As the
schools are mixed she will teach her
pupils to show more biotherly love.
All of the colored teachers in Chillicothe
have been re-elected and will teach in
the mixed schools,
Among the bequest of the late Mrs,
Sarah Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa.,
were the following: $5,000 to the Asso
ciation for the Care of Colored Orphans,
known as the "Shelter $1,000 to the
Home for Aged and Infirm Colored
Persons: $5,000 to the Home of Destitute
Colored Children $500 to the Associ
ation of Friends for the Free Instruction
of Adult Colored Persons $2,000 to the
Friends' Freedmen's Association of
Philadelphia, if still in existence, if not,
to some kindred association to be deter
mined by the executors $1,000 to the
Institue for Colored Youth $5,000 to
the Emlen Institue for the Benefit of
Children of African and Indian Descent
$5,000 to the Bethany Mission for
The week opens with a picnic on
Pike's Island, which was well attended
in the afternoon by pleasure seekers
from both cities, but it was rendered
unsuccessful in consequence of the fre
quent showers and a knock out.
It is creditable to state that messenger
G. H. Woodson of Co. "I" 25th Infantry
is the first to qualify as sharpshooter
out of a team of fifteen or more of our
best rifleman, he finished his work
Tuesday morning with a score'of twenty
three out of a possible fifty at 200yards.
This qualifies him from 200 to 1,000
yarks inclusive/with very high percent
age. Woodson has already received
the applause of his company, and his
record proclaims him the champion shot
of the samei* v^-
^-Lieut. J. H. G. Wilcox, of the 7th
cavalry, who was recently tried by a
general court martial at this post, has
received his sentence, the court sen
tenced him to be dissmissed from the
service of the United States, and to be
confined in the state* prison for the term
of two years. As soon as the president
approved the sentence, a telegram came
flying to Snelling, and the Lieut's, sen
tence as approved was soon made
known to him.
ST. PAUE' MINNEAPOLIS, MMN.^JULY 9jl887!
Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock the
U. S. post transfer halted in froiit of the
prison, and the escort (Sergeants John
A. Lewis, Co. I, and Henry Belli, com
pany B), started with the Exilieut. to
St. Paul, where they boarded the firet
train to Stillwater, fjg* 4
We forgot to say that Messrs. F. D.
Parker and J. J. Tyler, of St. Pstol,visit
ed Snelling Sunday last, and were the
guests of Sergts. Ray and J. D|Cooper.
St. Thomas church has anew paper
called the Church Visitor
Do not forget 464 Stat^^fri
Bowen welcomes his old friend^,
Miss da O. Brown jit the Madison
street theater July 13th and 14th.
Mr. John Stovall and wife are in the
city guests of Mr. Joe Winn,Englewood.
Mr. W. R.Shakespearfrom Cincinnati
is in the city the guest of Mr. Irvin Sly.
Hyer sisters arrived Saturday after a
season of success to spend a month in
Miss Maud Williams, of Springfield,
is the guest of Miss Sadie White, No.
124, 5th Ave.
If you want your washing done good
and cheap, callat 210,4t"h avenue. Mrs.
Mayor Roache with a delegation of the
drainage system were visitors to the
Mr. J. H. Jenkins has opened a first
class ice cream saloon at 529 State street.
Give him a call.
Buy books, stationery, cigars and the
WESTEKN APPEAL at Chas. Landers, 111,
E. Harrison street.
Mr. Walter Pepton has opened a first
class ice cream parlor 112 Harrison
steet give him a call.
Harsh & Taylor are in the lead when
it comes to furnishing first-class "wet
goods." No. 434 State.
When you wish to have a suit nicely
cleaned and repaired call on Pope &
Smith, N 121, E. Lake.
Bergen Concert Company contem
plated giyen another one of there great
concerts the 27th of July.
Mr. William Joiner, of Wilberforce, is
visiting his aunt Mrs. Mary Sampson
No. 76 North Ann street.
Bethesda church gives fine concerts
every Sunday. Prof. Henderson's
orchestra does the honor.
Mr. Robert Wilkerson has been made
manager of Mrs. Cross' saloon, 4t#State.
Mr. Robert Crawford resigning.
The WESTEBN APPEAL will alygjysbe
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street.
Mr. Chas. Winter Woods will produce
the great sensational drama "Halvei the
Unknown" the 13th and 14th of July.
Mr. Fred Carey and Miss Clara Bell
of the Msk Jubilee singers are the guests
of Mrs. Carrie Letchers 380 State street.
Snoden & Beasley has added a pool
and billiard table to there saloon which
is quite and improvement to 480 State
The Masonic picnic given the 28th
was the best picnic of the season, and
the directors did all in their power to
make it so.
Quinn Chapel was honored with the
presence of Miss Flora Batson who sang
for them Sunday evening. She was the
recipient of a basket of flowers from
The "B" restaurant was a scene of
gayety last Sunday evening. Mr. Frank
Baker, of Cincinnatti, gave a wine sup
per to the following: Mrs.Higgins,Miss
S, Ross, O, Thomas, Tom Yates.
A question the correspondent would
like to ask why is it that we make it a
rule to visit a restaurant after church
It seems so queer that you must take a
lady to eat after service is over, and,in
fact,a lady looks for you to go, and if you
do not go she will endeavor to excuse
herself the next time you come. Will
some one answer?
A. M. E Church Notes.
Rev. S. Jacobs will exchange pul
pits with Rev. Coston, of Minneapolis,
to-morrow morning, but will be at his
past in his own pulpit in the evening.
The public generally is inyited to the
services. Seats are free.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hall, of 787 Carrol
avenve, Chicago, returned to their home
last week, after spending a few pleasant
days with Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Jacobs.
Their stay in St. Paul was short but ex
ceedingly pleasant, as their visit was a
source of great satisfaction and comfort
to Mrs. Jacobs.
The pastor of the church is doing
what he can to raise all of the Conference
collections, especially is he anxious to
have each member pay his dollar
money and to have a fair Missionary re
port, and he also hopes to raise all of
the Presiding Elder's allowance.
The last quarterly meeting for the
year will be held in the A. M. E. church
on the last Sunday in this month, and
it is hoped that it will be a meet
of special interest. Revs. Reynolds and
Coston, of Minneapolis, will take special
post in said meeting, and other minis
ters are expected to be present.
Mrs. Sadie Williams, the organist of
the ArM. E. church, will leave the city
at2:40 p.m. Monday next for an ex
tended visit to Canada, Detroit and
Chicago. She will possibly prolong her
stay away from home till the last of
August or the first of September. We
wish her a pleasant journey ami a safe
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th, 1887-1 P.M.
2ndAppointment of Committee on
3rd.Appointment of Committee on
5th.Report of Committee on Cre
6th.Report of Committee on Rules.
7th.Election of Officers.
1st.Installion of Officers.
2ndWelcoming AddressBy Prof.
Wm. J. Simmons.
3rd.-^Responded to by the President.
4th."Power of the Negro Press:" A.
M. E. Review, Philadelphia, chairman
WESTERN APPEAL, Minnesota Weekly
News, Atlanta, Ga. Negro American,
Boston, Mass. Capitol, Springfield, 111
Templar, Jacksonville, Fla. Radical,
St. Joseph, Mo. Discussion thereon.
5th.Committee Report on Discussion
"On the Religions, Educational and
Social Status of the Colored People:"
Rev. B, F. Lee, Christian Recorder,
Philadelphia, Pa., chairman Southern
Advocate, Louisiana Georgia Baptist,
Georgia Gold Eagle,Tennessee Alum
nus, Pennsylvania Western Baptist
Herald, Iowa Christian Star, Texas
Christian Index, Mississippi Star of
Zion, North Carolina Afro-American
Churchman, Virginia Pioneer, Texas
People's Journal, Florida Oxford Ad
vocate, North Carolina Journal, Indian
apolis, Ind. American Cathohc Tribune,
SECOND DAYMOBNING SESSION.
1st.Uusal or New Business.
2ndReports of committee and dis
3rd."The Relation ofthe Afro-Amer
ican to Existing Political Parties." T. T.
Fortune, New York Freeman A. F.
Bradley, Chicago Observer John W.
Cromwell, People's Advocate J. A.
Arneaux, New York Enterprise L. G.
Wheeler, Chicago Conservator L. A.
Martinet, Louisiana Standard J. H.
Keeble, Free Lance R. R. Wright,
Weekly Sentinel C. J. Peery, Tribune,
Philadelphia, Pa. Papers, fifteen min
4th."Industrial Education." Dis
cussion thereon: St. Louis Advance,
Missouri, chairman Memphis Watch
man Tennessee Arkansas Review, Ar
kansas American Baptist, Kentucky
Phoenix, Georgia St. Mary's Herald,
Louisiana Southern Independence, Al
abama Maryland Director, Maryland.
5th. Report of Committee on
Southern Outrages: Rt. Rev.H. M. Tur
ner, Southern Recorder, chairman
Planet, Virginia Sun, Arkansas, Atlan
ta Defiance, Georgia Gate City Press,
Missouri Boston Advocate, Massa
chusetts Baptist Advocate, Louisiana
Baptist Standard, North Carolina Vir
ginia Critic, Virginia Knights of Wise
Men, Tennessee Ohio Falls Express,
Ky. Indicator, San Francisco.
1st."Labor and CapitalTheir Re
lation:" Richmond Planet, Richmond,
Va., chairman Plaindealer, Michigan
Light House, Texas Cleveland Globe,
Ohio Living Way, Tennessee Baptist
Pioneer,Alabama Chattanooga Tribune,
Tennessee Baptist Beacon, Ohio Gol
den Epoch, Arkansas Lychburg Labor
er, Virginia Baptist Monitor, Kentucky
Western Cyclone, Nicodemug, Kansas,
Herald, Montgomery, Ala. Citizen,
Augusta, Texas Advance-Gazette, Pen
sacola, Fla. Discussion thereon.
2nd."The New South:" J. Willis
Menard, Southern Leader, chairman
Washington Bee, District of Columbia
National Monitor, New York Blade,
Austin, Texas American Protestant,
Washington, D. C. Free Lance, Nash
ville, Tenn. Argus, Indianapolis, Ind.
National Leader, New York Memphis
Watch-Tower, Tenn. Discussion there
3rd.Business CommitteeProf. Wm
J.Simmons, chairman People's Journal,
Florida Appeal, Raleigh, N. C, and
4th.Report of the Press Historian,
W. C. Chase, Washington Bee.
5th.Resolutions and New Business:
National Monitor, New York, chairman
Arkansas Mansion, Arkansas Virginia
Lancet, Virginia Chicago Conservator,
Illinois Chattanooga Times, Tennessee
The Soldiers' Reunion, Kentucky
Texas Press, Texas.
6th."Journalism and Journalistic
Ethics:" Wm. H.Stuart, AmericanBap
tist, chairman Cleveland Gazette, Ohio
Denver Sun, Colorado Indianapolis
World, Indiana Baptist Companion,
Virginia Journal of the Lodge, Louisi
ana Elevator, California Cairo Gazette,
Illinois Progressive American, New
York Baptist Preacher, Texas Smith's
Broad Ax, Pittsburg, Pa. Afro-Ameri
can Presbyterian, Wilmington, N. ft
Public ratification meeting invited
guests to speaks on topics of interest a
paper by the Hon. Frederick Douglass.
Done by order of the Executive Com
mittee of the Colored National Press
Association Chairman Alexander
Clark, Chicago, Illinois. Members
Phil. H, Murry, St. Louis, Mo., St.Louis
Advance Wm. H. Stewart, Louisville,
Ky., American Baptist John Mitchell,
Jr., Richmond, Va.. Richmond Plrnet
John W. Cromwell, The Advocate,
Washington, D. Pev. B. F. Lee,
Christian Recorder, Philadelphia, Pa.
Robt. Pelham, Jr.. Detroit Plaindealer,
Detroit, Mich. Chris. J. Peery, The
Tribune, Philadelphia, Pa. J. Willis
Menard, Southern Leader, Jacksonville,
Fla. J. W. Pulies, Cleveland Globe,
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