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VOL. III.-NO. 7.
Nortbwestern Publishing Company,
No. 4 1 3rd St., Room No. a
J. Q. ADAMS, Editor.
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All the signs in the 1101th now paint
to the conclusion that northern radicals
wish the social equalities of the race to
prevail in the South, but not extend to
the North.Vicksburg Herald.
The social equality bug bear troubles
the white people of this country more
than any other phase of the "Negro
Problem,"but it is very foolish to allow it
to sit so heavily upon their stomachs
Bocial equality does not exist among
themselves, nor among us. We have
yet to hear of a single instance where a
colored person forced social equality.
It is not social equality for colored peo
ple to have the privilege of being ac
commodated in hotels, restaurants, sa
loons and all public places their pres
sence thei e,does not raise or lower the
other guests, nor themselves. A dozen
different nationalities might be repre
sented in any one of "such places
each person belonging to a different
social grade, but being there together
would^not make them social equals any
more than the dining of the Governor
at Magee's, would make him the social
equal of the licensed prostitutes, that
frequently dispose of the price of their
womanhood at that fashionable res
taurant. It does not neccessarily fol
low that because the same privileges
are accorded to all mankind for the
same price, that social equality will be
the result. It is not social equality that
the colored people desire that is a
matter that automatically regulates its
self, but they do -wish to have civil
rights. There is no laws of God or man
that can force social equality upon any
people or prevent them from enjoying
it if they so elect. Men meet each other
in the business world day after day and
become very intimate, but they do not
have to mingle in the social world to-
Strenuous efforts are being made by
the Democrats and mugwumps to
bridge over the action of President
Cleveland in connection with the rebel
flags, but there is no doubt that he was
catering to the well known feelings of
the ex-rebels for political purposes.
The same feelings that brought about
the war still exist in the bosoms of the
Southerners as was shown by the unre
constructed speech of W. H. Flournay,
Secretary of the state of Virginia, last
week, who wanted the American flag
'"amended" to the extent of placing the
rebel stars and bars in a prominent
position thereon. The editor of the
Eichmond Times followed in a similar
strain and said complete unity and good
feeling would never result until the old
rebel flags became a portion of the stars
and stripes. Excuses were made for
these radical speeches upon the
ground that the speakers were."inflam
ed with wine" which excuse only makei
our position in the matter stronger
from the well known fact that a drunk
en man's words are a sober man's
thoughts. If the fates decide that all
the branches of this government shall
4 placed in the hands of Democrats
and ex-rebels the good results of the
war will shortly be[.wiped out as sure as
the sun shines.*
A matter has been brought to our
notice that is worthy of some* attention:
A shoi time ago, Mr. P. S. Scoggins,
from Alabama, came to this city and
purchased a small lot from Jas.E.Widey
at the head of Payne avenue in Widey's
second addition. He proceeded to
build a house upon his lot, employing
Mr. G. C. Allen for that purpose.- The
house is now well under way, but last
week city attorney Murray gave Allen
notice that he would be arrested if he
proceeded with his buildings The
trouble seems to be that there is public
road running through the lot called lit
tle Canada road about which there is
some legal controversy. We cite this
case as a warning to any who are buying
property to look well after the titles and
see that they are good in every way.
Unscruplous real estate agents do not
care how much trouble their customers
may have after the sale is consmmated.
We acknowledge the receipt of the
Premium List of the twenty ninth an
nual Fair of the Minnesota State Agri
cultural society which will be held at
their fair grounds midway between the
"Twin Cities" beginning Sep. 9th and
closing Sep. 17th. It occupies 62 pages
and embraces almost everything in the
list, the premiums amounting to many
thousands of dollars. The fair each
year is made more and more complete
and tiie management promises to make
the one this year the finest and most
varied in attractions ever given in the
Most of the colored journals are very
modest in their demands, and want but
little here below, but the Virginia Lan
cet, last week, sacrificed its modesty on
the altar of its love for the race, and de
clared: "We want to see our people
get hold of the earth, and we will not
be satisfied until it is accomplished."
Henri Waterson, editor of the Courier
Journal, claims that the battle flag order
of President Cleveland will redound to
his credit in '88. He has no good blood
foi Cleveland and it seems to provoke
the "Star-eyed Goddess" immensely
that such good luck has fallen to his
The Prohibition party will cut con
siderable of a figure in the state elec
tion which occurs in Texas, August 4th,
and 'tis with no little satisfaction that
we notice the fact that colored votes
to the number of 27,000 will be cast with
that partv of progress.
The "Policy Shops," of Cincinnati,
have been closed by the police, and
4-11-44 will not have the charms for
washerwomen as heretofore.
A. M. E Church Notes.
Eev. W. H. Coston preached an ex
cellent sermon last Sunday to an ap
preciative congretion. The Sunday
gether unless they choose to do so. The school exercises were full of interest.
The pastor Eev. C. S sensible portion of the colored people
are as averse to going where they are
not invited, when invitations are a
necessary passport, as any people on
earth, but when the Almighty dollar is
the only necessary passport for other
people to produce, when they have the
pass port, they wish it to be as service
able to them as to all others. Is there
any social equality in that? That's all
the colored people wish in either the
South or the North.
his own pulpit in the evening.
Mr. Eichmond Taylor, the efficient
and genial superintendent of the A. M.
E. Sunday school, left the city on
Thursday evening for four or five weekB
visit to his mother, brothers, ststers
and other relatives and friends in and
near Memphis, Tenn. We wish him a
very pleabant visit and a vast amount of
enjoyment at his old home.
Mr. Charles Morgan, an employee of
the St. P. and Duluth E, E. general
office in this city, was married last Mon
day evening, at his own home, 553,
Thomas street. To Miss Josephine
Givens, of Jacksonville, Illinois. Eev.
C. S. Jacobs, performed the ceremony
in the presence of a few friends. We
wish them along and pleasant voyage
through life. By this event St. Paul
society is blessed with two more addi
tions to their number, Mrs. Morgan and
her mother Mrs. Louisa Givens.
There are several of the members of
the A. M. E. church on the sick list this
week, but we hope they will soon be
around again. Mrs. Bragg, and Mrs.
Dorris, are the most seriously ill.
The warm weather seems to effect
Mrs. C. S. Jacobs very much.
The three-weeks-old infant of Mr. and
Mrs. John Masson, of 537 Thomas St., is
quite ill, with the whooping cough.
Mrs. J. C. Jacobs is improving.*
M*. J. P. Anderson, a member of the
A. M. E. church and also connected
with the choir, will leave to-day for a
few weeks visit to his parents and other
relatives at their home in Hamilton,
Illinois. We trust that his stay with
his many friends will be pleasant and
Next Sunday will occur the fourth,
and the last quarterly meeting at Mr,
Coston's church, Minneapolis. Eev.
C. S. Jacobs will have charge of the
afternoon services. And administer
the sacrament, the members of the St.
James church are invited to be present.
Containing the happenings
among Colored people.
A colored camp of Sons of Veterans
has been formed in Topeka, Kan.
Three hundred of the colored waiters
of Chicago belong to the Knights of
Pueblo, Colo., has a colored deputy
sheriff in the person of Mr. James Pate,
and two colored policemen, S. S. Scott
and J. M. Mitchell.
J. O. Asbury, Esq., the recently elect
ed Commonwealth attorney, of Nor
folk county, Va., qualified and entered
upon the duties of his office July 1st.
Among the victims who were burned
to death in the Alcazar theatre at Hur
ley, Wis., last week, were Miss Sadie
McCabe and Mr. William Jackson, both
Judge Tissot has decided that the
marriage of whites and blacks in Louis
iana is legal. Under this decree a white
woman received a colored man's money
and property recently.
Dug Crothers, white, was released
from the Columbus base ball club be
cause he refused to have his picture
taken in a group in which Higgins the
colored catcher was to be represented.
Last week Mrs. Jane Wariield, color
ed of Louisville, Ky., caught a thief
stealing coal from her coal house, when
she went to run him off he caught her
roughly by the arm and frightened her
so badly that she lost her reason.
In a contest between the teams of the
Allegheny and Philo-Franklin Literary
Societies of Allegheny College, Pa., W.
C. Jason, colored, won the debate on
the question "Eesolved, That Home
Eule Should be Granted to Ireland."
Mrs. Temperance Frisby, of Spring
town, N. J., who lost a son in the late
war, has just succeeded in getting a
pension claim allowed. On July 2nd
she was paid $2,100 in cash and will re
ceive a monthly pension She is 82
Cleveland's Democratic mayor, Mr.
Babcock, has appointed two colored
men janitors of the city hall, Messrs.
John Holmes and B. S Wallace, and
has also placed Messrs. Samuel Craw
ford and B. Waller in charge of one of
our largest bridges as bridge tenders.
At Tarboro, N. C, Austin Hart, color
ed, was recently lynched for an assault
on a white woman. The colored men
of the neighborhood say there was in
sufficient evidence against Hart, and
threaten to get even by lynching the
woman on whom the assault was com
The commandant at West Point has
telegraphed Major Andrew Hero, at
New Orleans, that his son has passed a
successful examination for admission
into that institution. He will make the
third colored cadet for West Point,next
school term. Young, Henderson and
Hero will be the three, representing
Ohio, South Carolina and Louisiana.
Mr. Geo. Marshall, of Cincinnati, is in
Mr.-Gus Murry, of New York, is in
Mr. W. H. Doston, of Detroit, is in
Mr* Chas. Moore left for Waukashu
Chas. Williams of Memphis, Tenn., is
in the city.
Mr. Isaac Webb, of Greenville, Miss.,
is in the city.
Mr. Ball Thomas, wife and son of
Cincinnati are in the city.
Mr. James Porter has been assigned
to night work in the water office.
Mrs. Lillie Telson, of St. Joe, Mo., is
the guest of Miss Lena Williams.
Mrs. S. M. Patterson left for New
York Thnrsdwy to spend the summer.
Miss Lena Williams will leave the laBt
of this month for St. Joe Mo., to spend
If you want your washing done good
and cheap, callat 210,4th avenue. Mrs.
Buy books, stationery, cigars and the
WESTEBN APPEAL at Chas. Landers, 111,
E. Harrison street.
Miss Maria Hill, of Frankfort, Ky., is
visiting her brother Mr. Tom Hill No.
The Bergen concert people will give
another one of their fine concerts at
Farwell hall July 27th.
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, No. 121, E. Lake.
Bergen Concert Company contem
plated given another one of there great
concerts the 27th of July. ~r
Mr. Eobert Wilkerson will manage
the estate of the late Geo. Cross, Mr.
Eobert Crawford resigningx^^
Miss Fannie Allen who has been in
the city for the past year, left for her
home in Pittsburg Thursday.
Miss Maud Williams who has been
visiting Mrs. Sadie White, left for her
home in Springfield Thursday.
The WKSTBBN APPBAL will always be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street.
The Grand Army celebration under
the auspices of the John Brown post
No. 5 will be held August the first at
Mrs. Olive MeMurray apd Mr. Geo.
^Alexander were united fin marriage
June 28th, by Eev. T. W, Henderson at
2702 Butterfield^^ I gp^f -/*v
Beasly and Snowden have added a
new billiard and pool tab^ to their sa
loon and the lovers of thai game should
not fail to give them a calf.
Mr. Eobert Motts left fir Mt. Wash
ington, Iowa Tuesday July 5th, to visit
his mother while waiting for the train
to start, Cardamon and qnartette came
in and sang "farewell" when through
all were in tears. fes^^'
Mr. Dave BlakemoTe ofthe B'resfuar
ant, is the most enterprising-man there
is the city. If we had a ftw more men
like him, we as a people would have
decent places to go, hej-jl^fitted up thish
regardless of price and serves the best
meal in the city, give him a call, 454
The "Garden City" quartette is com
posed of the following named gentle
men: Mr. Fred Carey,Joe Haggerman,
Chas. Moore and B. Murry was sere-
nadingThursday evening and was called
into the parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Harsh,
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher, Mr. and Mrs.
Skinner, Mr. and Mrs. Wells who enter
tained them nicely.
The Masons picnic of June 28th will
long be remembered in Chicago as be
ing the best of the year. In fact, for
the past four years. Order prevailed,
and no fights occured. which is some
thing of a treat in this city. In fact if
we had a few more masons in this city,
we would not be afraid to go to any pic
nic, but as it is now, disreputables take
possession of all picnics that leave here
except this one.
The Hamilton-Moore Case.
The manner in which the Minneapo
lis papers published their accounts of
the shooting of Moore by Hamilton,
week before last, called forth a little
editorial which appeared in the last
issue of the APPEAL, we did nqt
know then the full facts in the case, but
judging from former observations, we
felt justified in expressing our senti
ments as we did. In proof that we
were right in our conclusions, and
voiced the sentiments of the intelligent
portion of the colored people, we ap
pend the following letter of Eev. W. H.
Coston which appeared in last Friday's
Mrs. G. S. Hamilton, the wife of the
accused in the Moore case, was married
by me on Feb. 8,1887. She accounts for
being at the entrance of the Merchant's
hotel in a lucid and candid manner:"On
the evening of the Fourth," she says,
I attended a sociable. At 11 o'clock
my husband came for me. I left the
sociable in company with him for home.
My husband said to me, 'I must stop at
brother's room to get the alarm clock.'
His brother rooms at the Merchants.
While I was waiting at the door I was
spoken to by a man from a window
above. I paid no attention to his re
marks other than to step in the door
way to escape further insult. I had
barely done so before a man was trying
to caress me, when my husband came
witn the clock in his hand, He remon
strated and in return wasknocked down.
I did not know who was shot. I saw
my husband run and followed him."
Mrs. Hamilton is a consistent christ
ian and a faithful member of the First
African M. E. church, Her statement
bears the evidence of truth and candor.
It is rational and places her husband in
the position that nine out of ten men
would have assumed in like circum
stances. The blacks, when accused of
crime, are adjudged guilty by the press
before it has learned the facts. They
are black and necessarily guilty as ac
cused. The press should be fair as the
tribune of all the people. In this un
fortunate affair, as in all others, in
which a black is the accused, the press
makes the individual's color more con
spicuous than the alleged crime. Does
it further the ends of justice? Does it
not vitiate the public sentiment?
Mr. Editor: is it alone in the case of
black criminals to make mention of
their social connection? Is it not suffi
cient to mention the crime and name
of the individual as is done in the case
of the many criminals of the many
nationalities of the city Is it not best
if the color must be known, that the
police should have such information to
aid them in detecting the criminal?
Will it not aid the ends of justice and
lessen the influence of prejudice Has
not the press in this case, in the persons
of its reporters, leagued itself with the
saloon element anddenounced an inno
cent, christian and helpless woman as
be'ng one of the lowest of God's fallen
creatures, and frenzied the minds of
the crime element to prepare a lynch
ing for Mr. Hamilton when apprehend
ed by ustice. Lynch law is but murder
and lawless murder is but the parent of
arson and assassination. Even black
men lynch, murder and assassinate.
Young northern blacks are not the do
cile creatures that their fathers were in
the south, White men will do well to
make a metal note of the change. Both
white and black men will do well to
treat each other more humanly. White
men of the class interested in the sa
loon and its kindred businesses will
save the police, surgeons and under
takers much inconvenience by recog
nizing that some,not all, colored women
are prostitutes, and that colored men
will protect their wives.
W. H. COSTON.
AT the meeting of the Board ol Edu
cation last Monday Supt. Taylor report
ed the enrollment in the public schools,
from the opening in September to the
close in June, at 13,613, an increase of
2,430 over last year. The enrollment of
the German classes in June was 1,744,
making a total enrollment for the year
in this study of 2,403, an increase of
nearly 20 per cent, over last year. The
enrollment and average daily attend
ance for the month of June was 986 over
the enrollment in June 1886. The total
enrollment was 8,568 and the daily aver
age attendance 7,500. JStSiif *-Y^
Mas. JUMA Scorr, of St Louis.Mo. who
has been spending a few weeks in this
cityand vicinity, has returned home^
STJ^PAUlrfe MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., JULY 16, 1881&8&SB*%i ^flflawsr. $1.50 PER*YEAR.
Masonic Convention and Cele
bration to he held at
August 23rd to
2 6, 1887.
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge,
of A, E. and A. Masons of the State of
Illinois and jurisdiction, take great
pleasure in announcing to the brethren
of the craft at large, that a Masonic
Convention and celebration will be held
in the city of Chicago, state of Illinois,
commenceing Tuesday, August 23rd, A-
L. 5887, A. D. 1887.
The convention will be composed of
delegates from all the Grand Lodges in
the United States and Canada. At this
time there will be present a large num
ber of the most able brethren of the
Masonic Order, to discuss questions of
vital importance to the fraternity. A
number of important subjects for dis
cussion have already been selected and
forwarded to the several Grand Mas
ters, who will be present, and the sub
jects have been approved and accepted.
The call for the convention has been
signed by a majority of the Grand Mas
ters, and Chicago receiyed almost the
unanimous vote as the place for holding
said convention. In addition to the ap
proval of the call, and the subjects sub
mitted to all Grand Masters to b
brought before the convention, we have
the assurance that there will be present
three delegates from twenty*one Grand
Lodges. We have letters from other
Grand Lodges stating "that an expres
sion will be given as soon as their Grand
Lodges can pass upon the call." We
are also notified that a large number of
brethren of the craft, from all parts of
the country, will be present.
Besides those interested in the con
vention, there will be present a large
number of visitors to see the great city
of Chicago. Eegarding the verv flatter
ing prospect of having a large number
of people present, the Most Worshipful
Grand Lodge have ordered, that a cele*
bration be held during the convention,
in honor qf the grand achievements of
the order. The Centennial of granting
of Warrant No. 459 to Prince Han Lodge
was duly and appropriately celebrated
in the cities of Boston, Mass., and
Philadelphia, Pa., September 29th, 1884.
The Grand Lodge of Illinois desirous to
further, show our appreciation of the
works of our brethren one hundred
years ago, by appropriate service dur
ing the meeting of the brethren in con
vention. A grand and imposing demon
stration will be given with appropriate
addresses, banquets, drills etc., etc. To
this end, the committee, by order of
the Grand Lodge, extends a cordial in
vitation to all brethren of the craft to
be present as individuals or in Lodge
capacity. The same invitation has been
given Sir Knight Templars, and the
Commanderies ofKnights ofTemplars in
the United States and Canada we are
pleased to say that several commanderies
have accepted our invitation. The
committee of arrangements are prepar
ing for a competitive drill by the visit
ing commanderies, and will award
prizes to the two best drilled. The
three commanderies of Chicago promise
to make the visit of all the Knights of
Templar to this city pleasant in the very
highest degree. The necessity of hold
ing a convention, was suggested to the
Grand Lodge by the action of several of
our sister Grand Lodges, and Chicago
having received their votes as the place
of holding said convention, in com
pliance with their request we have taken
up the work and we are anxious to do
all in our power "to make the convention
a success. We trust that every Grand
Lodge in this country will feel the same
iuterest in the matter that we do. We
earnestly desire to piove to the world,
that the Masonic order is the grandest
organization among colored men in this
country. We believe this will be dem
onstrated at the convention and cele
It will give the brethren of Illinois
great pleasure to show in some manner
our appreciation of visitors to Chicago.
We therefore pledge ourselves to enter
tain free of charge all legular delegates
to the convention during the entire ses
sion. All other persons will receive
first class accommodations at the rate of
$1.00 per day. The season of the year
strikingly commends the convention
and celebration to all who desire to
take a short pleasant vacation the
countless inducements and attractions
of Chicago will more than repay all
visitors at this time of year. The un
equaled system of magnificient parks
and boulevards which surrounds our
city, the handsome palatial eight to
thirteen story office buildings,residences
unsurpassed by any city in America, if
indeed by any city in the world the
great inland sea at our door with its
cool evening breezeB, the water works,
cable cars, magnificient depots, hotels
and theatres, all tend to interest the
and please the visitor. In themselves
they will well repay attendance.
In the name of the Grand Lodge and
Grand Commandery of Illinois, we
again extend a cordial invitation to all
to visit Chicago during the week of Au
gust 23rd, 1887.
Suitable arrangements can be made
with the railroad companies for carry
ing lodges, commanderies or other ex
cursionists. All corrnspondence ad
dressed to the committee on correspon
dence, will be promptly answered.
F. L. BAENETT,") R'm 4,180 S.Clk. st
CHAS.LANDEE, 111 E Harrison st.
E. E.Moore, P.O. Box, 458
There will be an Excursion to Chi
cago, MONDAY, Aug. 22, ieturning
Saturday, Aug., 27th.
ROUND TRIP S7.50.
There are Negro haters in the Eepub
lican party who don't think a Negro has
any rights a white man is bound to re
spect. Down them.Cairo Gazette.
There are as many Democratic Negro
haters as there are Republicans, lets
down them.rWashington bee.,.
A concession of civil rights makes
full fleged citizens, while political rights
breed a futile nest of politicians. The
bane to the progress of the lately
emancipated is politicsengendering,
as it does, feuds and sectional animosi
ties. The race needs more better citi
zens and fewer politicians. This howl
about political rights should cease.
Give us civil rights.Indianapolis
Indies will be given by the
assLace, Patent Leather,
%j Congress, Patent Leather,
I^Low Button, Patent Leather,1
Immense". Reductions'in all Depart
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL
is now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish-
ings selling for less than COST in order to reduce stock.
BOSTON One Price Clothing-House,
Cor. Third and Eobert Streets, ST. PAUL.
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the "West.
A Grand Ball!
To Celebrate the anniversary of Emancipation of the Slaves in the West
YOUNG MEN'S CLUB
of St. Paul and Minneapolis at
Cor. 6th and Exchange
Monday Evening August ist.
MUSIC BY THE ST. PAUL UNION OECHESTEA.
ADMISSION FIFTY CENTS.
The Club will spare no pains to make this one of the grandest affairs of the
Eefreshments will be served in the Hall.
W. J. GIBSON, J. BABNS. W. TUKNEH.
W. H. Hampton, Manager, G. H. Grooms, S. Finch.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE. SOUTH.
The Largest Household Goods Establishment "West of Chicago. We can fit
Jour house up from cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Goods. People going to hpuse-keeping will do well to give us a call. W
carry a full line of Second-hand Household Goods, as well as new, and we wiD
give you Prices that no other house can compete with. Give us a call, as it is ne
trouble to show goods.
THE BABY PHOTOGRAPHER
f*First in every month.
7 days in a week,
7 co'rners on one street.
7 ways to Taylor's Booms.
7 reasons why be booms.
7 business streets combimed.
7 sevens in this ryhme.
7 seems a lucky number*
Will it be with him I wonder?
No. 217, W. Third St. Paul, Minn.
NICOLLET 327, AVENUE.
Fine Boots and Shoes.
We have just received a full line of Ladies and Gentlemen's
PATENT LEATHER SHOES,.
Patent Leather Button Boots,
'Patent Leather Oxford TIM--^
Patent Leather Opera Slippers*