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Politeness is inherent in some people,
but, by some others, used only for ef
fect. Most men would scorn to be
otherwise than polite to men, and,
pride themselves upon their courtesy
toward womenat least, that is the
way they think they feel. He is a cold
man, indeed, who does not derive more
pleasure from the gracious acknow
ledgement of a courteous act conferred
upon a beautiful girl in her teens, than
she does. I such cases it is truly
more blessed to give than to receive,
but, genuine politeness and chivalric
gallantry bows before the entile female
sex, without regarding age, color or
\condition. We have noticed that eir
cumstances alter cases in a very telling
manner, and, many who are noted for
their politeness in some cases are per
fect boors in others,because their polite
ness comes from their heads and not
their hearts. The Cleveland Sun ex
emplifies our point-
"General Passenger Agent Reeves, of
the Giand Trunk, is the father of a
handsome and spirited girl of eighteen.
One day last week Miss Reeves was a
passenger on a North side limits car,
whose seats were occupied when she
entered. No less than half a dozen
young men immediately rose and offer
ed the young lady their seats, one of
which she accepted, not forgetting the
"Thank you A lew minutes later a
colored woman with a baby in her arms
entered the car. There was no vacant
seat, and none of the young men who
had been so eager to show courtesy to
Miss Reeves was gallant enough to ex
tend the same favor to the coloied wo
man. Miss Reeves herself then rose,
and the woman with the baby gratefully
accepted the opportunity to rest her
weary limbs. Again, and together, as if
ail were pulled by the same wire, the
young men rose and Miss Reeves had
her choice of half a dozen seats. But
that spmted young lady declined to seat
herself and held her pretty head in a
manner so clearly indicative of con
tempt that the passengers, catching the
spint of the scene, turned their gaze on
the discomfited young men. Half a
dozen young men simultaneously blush
defrom the roots of their hairtotheedge
of their high collars, and in five minutes
there were six vacant seats in the limits
If theie is any lingering doubt, that
the hell-born prejudice of the South
toward colored people, is hardly as
black as it is painted, the following
ought to remove it.
"WASHINGTON, Special Telegram, July
19.Extraordinary reports reach here
as to a bill /ndmg in the Georgia legis
lature, whion proposes to put teachers
in the chain gang if they teach colored
children. The proposed law makes it a
misdemeanor punishable by fine or im
prisonment or consignment to the chain
gang, or all three, to teach or to be
concerned in teaching a white pupil in
school for negroes or a negro pupil in a
school for whites. The institution im
mediately affected by such a law would
be the Atlanta university. Northern
people have given moie than $350,000
to found and sustain it."
It was not so bad in ante bellum
days. The Southerners should accept
the situation, colored people are just
like other people, the more they get
the more they want, they are getting
education ana they are, inch by inch
breaking down the barriers to their
material progress and, the time will
come, when every public school in this
broad land of ours, will admit pupils
without regard to color. The great
national teachers' convention, which
recently met in Chicago, adopted reso
lutions favoring the passage of the Blair
educational bill in Congress under
which colored children of the South
will be the greatest gainers and, it will
be impossible to keep in tyrannous sub
jection the young ambitious men and
and women that will spring, and, are
even now springing up in Gradys "New
South." I is a great pity that the
whites let prejudice warp their human
feelings, and cause them to. act so
A special from New York, dated July
5, reads as follows.
"Justice Gorman to-day committed
Vintrolia Vanbauslear, a 16-year old
colored girl to the House of Mercy, but
the Sisters of Mercy in charge refused
to receive her because she was color-
We respectfully refer this to the
American Catholic Tribune WESTERN
We would say for the benefit of the
WESTERN APPELL that we know nothing
of the conditious of the hospital of
which it speaks, nor do we know how it
is supported, but this we do know, that
if that hospital was supported by the
Catholic church, colored people would
be treated like others.
Why can't our esteemed contempo
rary of inquisitive persuasion refer to
some of thousands of times when the
nuns in the Catholic church have nurs
ed with matchless care, the Negroes,
from the gutters and steamboats of his
native city, Louisville, when the de
nomination to which he belongs, would
even refuse so elegant a gentleman as
the accomplished J. Q. A., a seat in one
of their elegant churches
Discrimination against a man is
wrong,and n word in the laws of God's
church sanctions the impropriety. Will
the APPEAL please copy.American
The above was not written for the
pu pose of provoking a controversy, but
just to call the attention of Dr. Whitson
to the fact. It must be confessed that
in the absence of distinction on account
of color, the Catholic church
is above some other de
nominations, but we must dispute the
assertion that we would be refused a
seat in any Baptist church in the city of
Louisville, Ky., such nevei was our ex
The Tennesee Star has a right to its
opinions and so has the Lance, but the
Star does not seem to think so. Prohi
bition can hardly do the people of
Tennessee as much harm as whisky
does. Many a man has got into trouble
on account of drinking whisky, letting
it alone never harmed any one.
According to boasts made by a Demo
ciatic organ in Washington, out of 56,-
131 chief offices of the government when
Cleveland took the reius, 47,982 have
been replaced by Democrats. The
mills of Grover grind slowly but they
giind exceedingly fine.
The A. M. E. Church Review comes
to us this quarter, as usual, filled with
well written articles and poems, from
some of the best minds among us. The
Review certainly reflects great credit
upon us all and should receive our
There was a shortage of 12,000 gallons
of whisky discovered in a government
office of Frankfort, Ky., but that should
not be surprising since all the govern
ment store keepers are guagers are
The revised edition of Humphreys'
Specific Manuel, so Jong and widely
known as the medical guide of thous
ands, announces that Dr. Humphreys
has used in his extensive piactice for
many years special prescriptions which
have proved so uniformly curative that
he has been induced to put them up in
popular form with full directions foi
use. This strikes us as a particularly wise
and commendable act. I this way the
learning and experience of a life time
are not lost but utilized and extended
beyond the original design, and addi
tional thousands are made happy by its
results, while it secures the originator
a return for his discovery, labor and
The prescriptions, are catalogued as
for chronic cough, lung disease or bron
chitis, for chronic eruptions, salt rheum
for nasal catarrh, disease of the kidneys
and oi the uniuary organs, for convul
sions, epilepsy and St. Vitus' dance, or,
the diseases of the bones and glands.
We do not understand that infallibility
is claimed for these seveial prescrip
tions, but that their use has so uniform
ly proved successful,while the conceded
professional skill of the author and the
known reputation of the house ib a
guarantee of good faith.
The manuel bound in cloth and
gold with the list of special prescriptions
is sent free on application to the Hum
phreys' Homeo. Med. Co., 109 Fulton
street, N. Y. City.
In Georgio two sons of a prominent
colored dentist, shot a handsome color
ed woman, who was accused of being a
mistress to the dentistshe refused to
giye the old man up and the boys com
menced their fusilade.
Containing the happenings
among Colored people.
The are but 25,000 colored people in
New York city but they represent $3,-
Dr. A. L. Strong, colored, has opened
a drug store in Selma. Ala,
The are 85 saloons owned by color
ed men in the state of Texas.^ 1
Natchez, Miss., has a colored military
company styled the "Lynch Guards."
Mrs. Mary Lee, colored, died in
Louisville, Ky., last week, aged 105
There are 60,000 colored*men belong
ing to the Knights of Labor in the
Mozart Academy of Music, a new
theatre of Richmond, Va., only allows
colored people admission to the gallerv.
Mr. Granville T. Woods, the colored
electrician, has been granted another
patent by the department at Washing
Gilbert Seminary, near Baldwin, La.,
an institution for the education of color
ed youth, has 13 teachers and 365
The Baptist Monitor, formerly owned
by Rev. Rufus R. Perry, has been trans
ferred to the New England Missionary
Mr. John McKever, colored, of St.
Augustine, Fla., recently secured a pen
son of ?24 per month and back pension
amounting to $1,500.
Mr. William Monroe has been ap
pointed letter carrier in Cincinnati, O.
There are now about twenty colored
carriers on the force.
There are 1,500 colored teachers in
Texas, aud they sent the laigest dele
gation of colored teachers from any one
state to the recent National convention
A colored athlete, Thomas Davis, of
Niles, Mich., won a gold medal valued
at $15, during a recent jumping match
in that city. He covered ten feet and
eleven inches in a standing jump.
At the meeting of the Masonic Grand
Lodge in Des Moines last week a union
of the Grand Lodges was effected and
Mr. G. H. Cliggett was elected Grand
Master for the state of Iowa and juris
The Driving Park Association, of At
lanta, Ga., has donated the use of its
grounds, containing 200 acres with
buildings covering 400,000 square feet of
surface to the National Colored Exposi
tion which is to be held there in 1888.
Mr. R.T.Cole, of Kansas City, is in
Mr. J. H. Hubbard, of Kansas City, ib
in the city.
Dr. M, L. Frazier, B. S., of Memphis,
is in the city.
Mr. Robert Motts has returned from
Mi. Geo. W. Teetis, of Kansas, is the
guest of Mr. Jones.
The Derby club is about to be re-or
ganized. Success, Derby's.
There were fifty fatal cases of sun
stroke in our city last week.
Mr. Van Dusen, of Detroit, has
been in the city several days.
S, D. Cooper,public and private catei
er No. 3138 Butterfield street.
Do not fail to hear Robert Crawford
at the Beigen concert the 26th.
Mr. M. Butler will spend the va
cation at Fox lake. To fish Frank?
The races are over and all the "touts"
are entered in the get-away stakes.
Mr. T, F. Hart, the noted pedestrain,
is in the city, the guest of Major Reed.
Miss Gertie Wilson, of St. Louis, is
the guest f Rev. T. W. Henderson.
Mr. Harry Nelson, of St. Paul, spent
a few hours in the city last week, come
Halvei the unknown at the Madiscn
street theatre the 4th and 15th of Au
If you want your washing done good
and cheap, call at 210,4th avenue. Mrs.
The Bergen concert the 27th do not
fail t* hear Miss Mollie Marshall, Chi
Miss Anna D. Badger, of Atlanta, Ga.,
is in the city the guest of Mrs. Mitchell,
Miss Callie Jourdan, of Kansas City
is in the city the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
D. W. Dempsey.
Miss Lizzie Clements has returned
from Lebanon, Ky., wheie she went to
bury her brother.
Buy books, stationery, cigars and the
WESTERN APPEAL at Chas. Landres, 111,
E. Harrison street.
Mrs. J. Barkley, of Grand Forks, D.
T., is the guest of Mr. aud Mrs. George
W. Preston, 173, 19th st.
Rev. Henderson left for Ashland,
Ohio, to marry his niece. Clara Hend
erson, to James E. Jones,^ **"5V~1
The incomparable George Thomson,
of Kansas City, Mo., is in the city the
guest of Mr. Jasper Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Al. Byrant wilf leave
the last of this month for Mackinaw
Island to spend the summer.
Mr. Jerome Dalton, of Detroit, who
has spent several weeks in the metropo
lis, left for his home Saturday.
An Organ in the Interest of the Colored People of the Northwest.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., JULY 23, 1887.
The Bergen concert people will give
another one of their fine concerts at
Farwell hall July 27th. (ff*v
Harsh & Taylor nre in the lead-when
it comes to furnisl ing -firBt-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 given another one of there great
concerts the 27th of July.
The WESTERN APPEAI. will always be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street.
Mrs. Will Taylor and "her daughter
Ella, from Lexington, Ky., are the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan.
How familiar is the voijpSMrf Mr. J3,
Bowers. After retiring ifrW the stage
it sounds like days of yore Eddie.
Miss Mary L. Childs, of Danville, Ky
is in the city visiting her brothers W.
R.,M. C. and J. D. Cowan, No. 14 3-rd
Mr. Ed. Green, Robert Crawford, W,
Cowan, John Q.Davis and Robert Motts
spent the thirteenth at Cedar lake pic
The Grand Army celebration under
the auspices of the John Brown post
No. 50 will be held Augu|t the first at
Battery D. 1
Mrs. Celia Hill, who has been in the
city for the past three months for her
health, returned to her Uome in New
Orleans Tuesday. j&
Beasly and Snowden Hive added a
new billiard and pool table to their sa
loon and the lovers of the game should
not fail to give them a call.
Do not forget to help the John Brown
post, G. A. R. to send delegates to the
grand encampment. Their entertain
ment is August the first at Battery D.
Mr. Alex. Taylor, of the River View
house, Kankakee, 111., is in the city, he
will leave Wednesday with a crew of
15 more men for his house. Success
Mr. Taylor. J|,
Hurrah for the 8th of August as it will
be the biggest day day we
have ever had in Chicago. St.
George Commandery will celebrate
with a picnic and it will be the event of
the season. Come and enjoy yourself
for one day at Willow Springs.
Oh.for a good time at Tsland Park,Me
nominee 111., the barbers' assembly No.
1, will give their first picnic August the
first. Prof Henderson will do the
music honors. Come and have a good
days'tun for once, trains leave at 8.30
sharp at the Polk street depot. A 100
mile ride for seventy-five cents.
A.'M. E Church Notes.
The A. M. E.cburch is being remodel
ed And added to. The changes being
made, when completed, will make a
very neat and cosy place of worship,
and the main audience room will have
a seating capacity of about 500. The
basement, a neat pleasant room about
30x40, will comfortably seat from 250 to
300 persons. Authorized soliciters will
call on friends of the church for aid, to
pay for this much needed improvement
Services next Sunday will be held on
the grounds adjacent the church lot, a
suitable tent or canvas having been se
cured for that purpose.
Sunday July 31st is the last quarterly
meeting services for the year, and it is
to be hoped that the members and
friends of the church will try to make
it a grand success, both spirtually and
temporarily, as the pastor. Rev. C. S.
Jacobs, will leave on Tuesday, Aug. 2,
for the annual conference at Chicago.
Little baby Mason, was buried last
Tuesday afternoon, from the residence
of his parents 537 Thomas street. Rev.
C. S. Jacobs, officiating.
Mr. J. P. Ball, the photographer, was
happily married on Wednesday even
ing of last week,to Miss Annie E. Ewing
an estimable young lady, from Mobile,
Alabama, the ceremony was performed
by Rev. C. S. Jacobs, in the presence of
a few invited guests, composed of some
of St. Paul's best citizens. The wedding
took place at the residence of Mrs. and
Mrs. D. Parker, 192 Martin street,
where Mrs. Ball will be pleased to meet
and make the acquaintance of the ladies
and gentlemen who may feel it their
duty to call upon her.
There were three accessions to the
church last Sunday evening and the
meeting was full of interest, it is to be
hoped that the good work will continue.
The banner which the ladies pur
chased from the proceeds of the kermess
will be presented to Mars Lodge, G. U.
O. O. F. next Tuesday evening at the
chuich. The lodge will turn out in a
On next Wednesday evening, special
services will be held at the church in
memory of the life, labors and death of
Bishop Jas. A. Shorter, who died July 1
The following program will be carried
out: Singing, "Jesus, lover of my soul"
Prayer, Rev. W. Gray Paper, Rev. J.
A. Shorter as Elder and Bishop, Rev.L.
H. Reynolds Singing, "We shall meet
beyond the river", Rev. C. S. Jacobs
Preamble and resolutions of condolence
Rev. W. Coston Discussion of tame,
Messrs T. Lyles, D. Parker, and
J. P. Ball Remarks, Rev. Win. Gray
Singing, "Servant of God, well done"
Closing remarks, Rev. C. S. Jacobs
Doxology and benediction, Rev. L. H.
Full particulars pertaining to the ex
cursion to Chicago can be obtained upon
application to the WESTERN APPEAI,
Masonic Convention and Cele
bration to be held at
August 23rd to
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge,
of A. 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. I addition to the ap
proval of the call, and the subjects sub
mitted to all Grand Masters to be
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
number of visif
orst see the city
oi Chicago. Regarding the very flatter
ing prospect of having a large number
of people present, the M^s Worshipful
Grand Lodge have ordered, that a cele
bration be held during the convention,
in honor of the grand achievements of
the order. The Centennial of granting
of Warrant No. 459 to Prince Hall 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 oider of
the Giand Lodge, extends a cordial in
vitation to all brethren of the craft to
bepiesent as individuals or in Lodge
capacity. The same invitation has been
given Sir Knight Templars, and the
Commanderies of Knights of Templars in
the United States and Canada we aie
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 veiy
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 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
gieat pleasure to show in some manner
our appreciation of visitors to Chicago.
We therefore pledge ourselves to enter
tain free of charge all regular delegates
to the convention dnring the entire ses
sion. All other persons will receive
first class accommodations at the late of
$1.00 per day. The season of the year
strikingly commends the convention
and celebration to ill 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 boulevaids 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 breezes, the water works,
cable cars, magnificient depots, hotels
and theatres, all tend to interest the
and please the visitor. I 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.
F. L. BARNETT, R'm 4,180 S.Clk. st
CHAS.LANDRE, 111 E Harrison st.
R.E.Moore, P. O. Box, 458
THERE WILL E A
GRAND EXCURSION TO
CHICAGO, FROM SAINT
PAUL AND MINNEAPO-
LIS MONDAY AUGUST 22,
RETURNING AUGUST 27"
ROUND TRIP $7.50.
THE )ung Mens Social Club gave a
little informal hop in honor of Misses
Alice Moxley and Lillie Richey at the
residence of Mr. Thomas Griswold,
Tuesday evening, which was
a most delightful affair in
every way. The music was fine
and the refreshments superb and all
parties in the livliest humor. Those
present were: Misses Alice Moxley,
Lillie Richey, Cora French, Alice Law
rence, Lizzie Geddy, Florence French,
Courteney Dover, Bertha Heathcock,
Lula Grisworld, Rena Bradbury,Messrs.
R. Manning, O. D. Howard, L. De
Lyons, Chas. James, Chas. Bush, S. A\-
sop, C. S. Berry, Will. Brown, James
Harmon, T. King, C. C. Wilkins, Alex.
Webb and J. Q. Adams.
Indies will be given by the
Lace, Patent Leather,
Congress, Patent Leather,
^jLow Button, Patent Leather,
fjfei-e Reductions in.all Depart-
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL
Red Figure Sale
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 Robert Streets,
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
MUSIC BY TH E ST. PAUL UNION ORCHESTRA.
ADMISSION FIFTY CENTS.
The Club will spare no pains to make this one of the grandest affairs of the
Refreshments will be served in the Hall.
GIBSON, J. BARNS. W. TURNER.
H. Hampton, Manager, G. Grooms, S. Finch.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, an* 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH.
I I IIIIIIM I I
The Largest Household Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
your house up from cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Goods. People going to house-keeping will do well to give us a call. We
carry a full line of Second-hand Household Goods, as well as new, and we will
give you Prices that no other house can compete with. Give us a call, as it is ne
trouble to show goods.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
ASCERTAIN THE REPUTATION OF THE
7 CORNERS GALLERY.
J8^First Monday in every month.
7 days in a week.
7 corners on one street.
7 ways to Taylor's Rooms.
7 reasons why lie booms.
7 business streets combined.
7 sevens in this rhyme.
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'*
PATENT LEATHER SHOES.
Patent Leather Button Boots,
Patent Leather Oxford Ties,
Patent Leather Opera Slippers.
NEXSENr & WILLIAMS.