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The case of Prof. W. H. Council
against the Western & Atlantic railroad
had a hearing before the inter-state
commission last week. The attorney
of the =oad with characteristic gall in
deavored to throw out the complairi*t
upon the ground on the lack of juris
diction, but the chairman over ruled
the objection stating that the charges
were of unjust discrinination against a
class of citizens. Both sides submitted
printed briefs and the hearing ended.
There is one point in the coniplainents
brief, whicn we do not like, and that is,
that it admits the right of classification
on the color line, but maintains that it
the duty of the railroad to equal facili
ties for both races.. If this rule prevails
there will be little or no relief obtained
and the same old odious distinctions
will be observed. Thousands of men
both colored and white invariably ride
in the smoking car from choice because
they wish to be free and easy and in
dulge in smoking, but there are some
who can not be comfortable in such
quarters, and there are some colored
ladies with as delicate physicial organiz
ations and as refined feminine tastes as
anv of the sex can claim and it is abso
lutely inhuman to force such into the
companship of the class of men who us
ually are found there.
Recently there has been a consider
able emigration of Negroes from Kan
sas to Liberia. It is possible that as the
Negroes gain in education they may
conclude to try the experiment of civil
izing the country of their origin. They
can do it better than any alien people.
There is need of their labors.Roches
ter Democrat and Chronicle.
A great mistake. The American
Negro is no better adapted to the dead
ly African climate than a white Ameri
can. The American Negroes will never
civilize Africa. They were born here,
and here they will remain. The only
people outside of-Africa who can stand
the climate are Arabs and Portuguese.
Nothing which has appeared lately in
the columns of our esteemed contempo
rary has given us more pleasure than
than the above excerpt. Yes, the Ne
gro is here to stay, and the sooner all
parties come to that conclusion and in
stead of antagonizing the colored peo
ple, endeavor to be on the friendliest
terjis, the better it will be for all.
To the eternal shame of the joint
educational committee of the senate and
house of the Georgia legislature be it
said, that a favorable report was made
on the infamous Glen bill now before
the legislature, which forbids any
teacher to teach a white pupil in a
colored school or a colored child in a
white school, under penalty of fine and
imprisonment. There were two colored
members on the committee and to their
credit be it said, they voted adversely.
Mans inhumanity to man makes count
less millions mourn.
The president makers are hard at
work and the name of Blaine is men
tioned quite frequently by his loyal
friends. We have no objection to the
election of Mr. Blaine, but we do not
care to see him nominated for fear he
would not be elected.
es Moines. Iowa.
The I. O. of O. F', went on an excur
Mrs. D. B. Lovel is recovering from a
long spell of sickness.
3?3 Miss Jessie Moore, of Newton, was
||Mhe guest of Miss CeleBta Kinthy a few
''days this week, ^'^Jk&ifti''
Mr. Albert Hueston returned Sunday
from Iowa City where he has been
visiting his parents. .'.M,-/i ,^s*^.
This year has been noted for conven
tions, however,which has brought many
strangers in our midst.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard of St.
Paul, the guests during the past week
of G. H. Cliggett, returned home Satur
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gomor, of Cedar
Rapids, who were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Moss last week, returned home
Mr. Frank Blaybrum of Wilberforce
college, a son of J. T. Blaybrum, of this
city, returned home this week to spend
Mrs. A. Brown gave a dinner party in
honor of J, K. Hilyard and wife, visit
ing in the city. It was well attended
and a pleaant afternoon spent.
Rev. A. W. Dalton, of Quincy, 111.,
who has been in the city three weeks,
trying to reorganize the Olive Baptist
church, left Tuesday without success.
Owing to various causes the Des
Moines people have not gone abroad as
much, or been entertained by visitors
from abroad as common. They have
evidently been waiting until later in the
The approaching convention of the
grand lodge of Masons and the grand
conference of the A. M. E. church in
Chicago in August, is being looked for
ward to with much interest by many of
Miss Eva Poindexter, of St. Paul, who
has been visiting for some time her
aunt, Mrs. A. Brown, was called home
suddenly by a dispatch Thursday from
her sister Mrs. E. G. McAfee, on ac
count of the serious illness of her child.
Sabbath day there will be held the
last quarterly meeting for the confer
ence year, Rev. B. St.John,of the North
Park Congregational church will preach
the sermon and otherwise assist Rev.
T. J. Peterson, pastor in charge of the
services of the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Cliggett assisted by Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Vaughn, gave a recep
tion last Wednesday evening in honor of
the visiting Masons at the home of the
former. It was a very plessmt affair
and was largely attended by the craft
and their wives, and the friends of the
hosts and hostesses.
This is the period of the year when
business and society are quiet, the in
tense heat, and people have gone to the
lakes and other resorts- for a season of
rest, this causes things to be quieter
than usual, yet, with rather a favorable
outlook of the crops, public confidence
is being restored.and business and trade
revived, in other words, there is a de
The members of the Greenwood City
cornet band are arranging for a picnic
and excursion for Monday, August 1st,
to Madrid Grove, a distance of twenty
miles away. The band boys deserve
much praise, for less than a year ago
they organized without a penny, they
have met all the expenses of the band
and have paid for all their instruments
except one without asking for a contri
The convention of the grand lodge of
Masons last week, was the grandest af
fair in the history of the Masonry of
Iowa. For reasons better known to the
order, a difference had arisen in the
order, causing it to split in twain, and
both branches to exist independent of
the other, and to be a reproach to the
other lodges, this convention brought
the lodges all into one grand united
brotherhood these two fractions. On
Thursday evening a grand banquet and
reception was given at the Armory hall,
the large hall was filled almost to suffo
cation and the best feeling prevailed.
A literary program prepared, speeches
being delivered by Hon Alexander
Clark, C. W. Newton, Burlington and
others, The real treat of the evening
was the musical part of the program.
The songs were of a higher order in
keeping with the occasion while the
singers were in a happier mood, each
vieing with the others for the honors of
the evening. The crowning song of the
evening was sung by a quartette,"Come
where the lillies bloom," sung by Mes-
damesW. M. Coalson, W. K. Binney
and Messrs. E. M. Hueston and I. E.
Williamson. Supper was served and
dancing indulged in until a late hour.
EDITOR WESTERN APPEAL:
Your many readers will doubtless ac
cept with interest and pleasure a few
items from the Gate City of Iowa, this
is the fifth city in size in the state, and
is beautifully located on the banks of
the broad Mississippi -ind the placid
Des Moines rivers. Our people number
nearly three thousand. The majority
own tneir own cosy homes and make a
fair living. We have one of the best
school systems in the county and there
is no reason why any of our young peo
ple should grow up in ignorance. We
boast of four colored churches, two
Baptist, one A. M. E. and an Episcopal,
the latter has been recently organized,
but it is progressing so rapidly and
creating so much interest among its at
tendants that it bids fair to become the
church among our people.- It has a
vested choir of its own composed of
twelve men and boys. The Parlor
Circle is the leading literary society of
the city, and is composed of some of the
best talent among the young peopie.
The members gave their first public en
tertainment in the shape of a parlor
concert at the residence of Rev. W. A.
Dove, on the evening of the 14th. The
excellent program was well rendered,
and enthusiastically received by the
large, but select audience present, re
freshments were served on the beauti
ful lawn. Which was decorated with
flags and Chinese lanterns. V. V*w
The Odd Fellows will go to Hannibal
on the 1st,
Mr. W. O. Vance is spending his va
cation at home.i
Mrs. George Caldwell is visiting
friends in Des Moines.
Miss Etta Crews, of Quincy, 111., is
visiting her consin,Miss Jessie Johnson.
Mrs. Eli Smith and Mrs. Sam Dixon
will leave next week for to visit friends
in Mo. ^^^kf:^^^^m^^
Mrs,Maggie Litghman,of Kansas City,
is visiting her daughter Mrs. Georgie
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Bland,
Mrs. Cinthia South and little neice
Carrie E. Hall of Peoria,are visiting her
sister, Mrs. W. H. Davis.
The Pilgrim Rest Baptist and the 7th
Street Baptist churches will give a union
excursion to Springfield, 111., Aug. 1#
Everybody here is jubilant over tne
the union of the two grand lodges of
Masonic fraternity of the state of Iowa.
Mr. Robert Anderson returned to
Kansas City Monday, after a brief visit
to friends and relatives. Mr. William
Henderson accompanied bira.f::-:
Last Friday evening the masons gave a
grand reception in their lodge room in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard
which was one of the most pleasant af
fairs our city has witnessed lately.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin,
gave the fourth of its series of town sa
cials at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Buckner on High street Monday even
ing July 25th. -V D.
Mr. Ike Bach, of Chicago, will spend
the summer at the lake.
There was an interesting meeting held
at the club house Tuesday evening.
The dude convention promises to be a
grand success. Mr. E. Herndan's name
will be added.
MissE. J. Harris, left for Denver,
Col., this week we hope to see her
again this season.
Miss Katie Shaw, of Dennison, Texas,
is at the Lafayette where she expects to
spend the summer.
The-contest between Jno. Lewis and
F. Catherine is quite interesting, it is
a contest for beauty.
Miss Julia Courtwright spent a few
hours at her home Minneapolis, Mon
day. We were glad to see her return.
Messrs. A. Covington, R. Beard, F.
Hartsfield and "Prophet" left for St.
Paul this week, they will not return this
The largest watermelon that has been
seen at the beach was eaten by the
Misses Fountain, Harris and Court
A lively combat took place between
Messrs. F. xVIcBeath and C. W. Porter
which resulted in the latter getting his
It is the rumor around the lake that
Mr. Alex Catherine and Miss Jennie
Thorston will be married next week.
Speak now Alex or hereafter hold your
Misses Julia Courtwright, Katie Shaw
and Mrs. J. S. Steverson took a tour
around the lake Tuesday morning on
the Rosander, they were accompanied
by "Hardstew of the WESTERN APPEAL.
One of the most enjoyable events of
the season was the match game between
the "Mascotts and the Quick Steps," on
Menday evening. The game was called
at three o'clock and there was a large
crowd present to witness the ontest.
The latter should have taken the name
of slow steps, because the Mascotts
made twenty-one runs while the Quick
Steps only got in fifteen.
Mr. Frank Golden caught for the Q.
S. though the back stop would have
bean more appropriate
The ball went to the catcher too swift
for F. Walton and he was unable to
Ed. Sadler was a strong batter. Jno,
Lewis made a home run. The strongest
batting was that of Captain D. Redlight.
Frank McBeath would do. better in a
cornfield than playing ball, he has an
appropriate voice for behind the plow.
Jno. Estell is too stylish. M. Boyd the
Minnesota dude was on hand he is a
good player. Robert Lewis performed
his duty while in the box. Wm. Mc-A.Bland,
Elroy is a good catcher, we learn that
the Mascotts will pay Mac. one dollar to
catch this season.
L. E. Green played well.
Einile Mehl is the mascott of the
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.' Ki'
Mrs. H. Poston is on the sick list and
also Mrs. P. McCracken. ^"v^
We are thankful to say that the A, M,
E, church is now out of debt. -L^,'
Rev. D. P. Brown is now in Quincy,
111., visiting Rev. N. J. McCracken.
Mr. Abe Wilson, of Keokuk, is in tne
city, barbering for Mr. 8. K., .Jkfc
Miss Susie Mosley is expected home
from Cleveland, Iowa, where,,she has
been teaching school. ^T^lfc^i
PAUL ^MINNEAPOLIS, M&NN., JULY 30, 1887.*
of African and Hiram 1
pPeac and Harmony.
and A. Mason:
On Tuesday, July 12, African Grand
Lodge and the Hiram Grand Lodge met
at 10 o'clock, the former in the sixth
annual session and the latter in a spec
ial session, all of the grand officers of
each being present.
The African Grand Lodge was com
posed of fourteen subordinate lodges
and all were represented by delegates
except two. The Hijam Gss^^tLodge
was composed of seven lodges and each
was represented. The grand masters
of each grand lodge appointed a com
mittee to meet jointly and to arrange
the time and place for the joint conven
tion to meet. The committee met and
recommended North Star Hall, No. 2 as
the place of meeting for the joint con
vention and the time 3 o'clock.. Which
was adopted by both bodies.
At the hour appointed Grand Master
G. H. Cleggett called the jeint conven
tion to order, and on motion, Grand
Master Cleggett was made temporary
chairman and W. N, Bell, secretary.
The chairman appointed a committee
on permanent organization. The com
mittee made the following report on
permanent organization. For president,
Alexander Clark secretary,I .E.Gilliam
the report was adopted.
The chairman on taking the chair
made a brief statement of the work be
fore the convention. All of Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday forenoon was
spent in discussing several propositions
to unite the two bodies. But it was not
until Wednesday afternoon tbat all
difference was settled to the entire satis
faction of both grand lodges by the
consolidation of both grand lodges into
one grand united body, to be known as
M. W. United Grand Lodge, of Iowa,
and its jurisdiction, comprising the
states of Iowa and Minnesota. The
body is represented by twenty lodges,
all of whom have a good membership of
the more intelligent men in their lo
cality, and intend to bring the men to
While there were some very strong
arguments produced and words waxed
very warm, the convention passed
along with the best of feelings on both
sides. The chair could restore order at
any time during the heated "aTscussion.
There was a large delegation present,
and not until 4 o'clock Wednesday after
noon did they come to anything like an
adjustment of the depending difficulty.
A resolution by A. A. Bland.of Keokuk,
was offered as the first step, and A. J.
Harris, of the same city, offered the
Be it Resolved, By this convention
that the African Grand Lodge and the
Hiram Grand Lodge unite into one
grand lodge to be known as the United
Grand lodge of Iowa, and be it further
Resolved, That there be a committee
of nine appointed by this convention to
draw up a constitution for said United
Grand lodge said committee to consist
of five members from the African
Grand lodge and four members of the
Hiram Grand lodge, and the Grand
Masters of each Grand lodge. Members
ex-officio of said committee.
The substitute carried,and in five min
utes all the malice of six years' standing
was sacrificed on the altar, and more
than two hundred Masons were re
joicing in the grandest love feast ever
witnessed, and the wires were soon
sending the news all over the United
Thursday afternoon was the election
of officers of the new Grand Lodge as
follows: G. H. Cleggett, W. G. M., Des
Moines John Sims, R. W. D. G. M.,
Oskaloosa W. H. Jones, R. W. S. G.W.,
Keokuk E. C. Thomas, R. W. J. G. W.,
Cepar Rapids E, W. Anderson, grand
treasurer, Keokuk J. E. Gillam, grand
secretory, Keokuk, J. K. Hilyard, R.
W. G. L., St. Paul, Minn. C. S. Stewart
R. W. G. R., Des Moines Rev. William
Washington, grand chaplain, Newton
R. H. Taylor, S. G. D., Cleveland, Iowa
S. Eox, J. I). Qt., Keokuk- A. A. Bla*d,
grand marshall, Keokuk Geo. Taylor,
G, M. C, Des Moines C. S. Gormer, G,
S. B., Cedar Rapids R. S. Brown, G. St.
B., Muckakinnock N. Dorsett, S. G. S.,
Red Oak H. H, Hooker, J. G. S., Des
Moines Isaac Crawford, G. Per Min
neapolis Alexander Clark, of Musca
tine, chairman of the committee on
foreign correspondence delegates to
Grand Masonic convention, to be held
in Chicago, Aug 23. G. H. Cleggett,
Des Moines J. K. Hilyard, St. Paul A.
Keokuk^* Alternatives, M.
N. Bell, Des Moines-"'Alexander Clark,
Muscatine J. E. Gillam, Keokukf A. J.
At the afternoon session Wednesday,
the M. W.United Grand Lodge adopted
the constitution of the African grand
lodge. c^h^k^,^0pf^^m^w^^' x.i
The newly elected grand master,
grand senior warden, and grand aecre
tary, were members of the African
grand lodge, and the deputy grand
master, grand junior warden, and grand
treasurer were members of the Hiram
grand lodge. gC
On the afternoon of Thursday the
grand lodge headed by the Greenwood
City cornet band escorted by King
Solomon's commandery paraded the
principal streets of the city. They
made a very creditable showing, tbey
had about 175 masons in. the procession*
In the evening the grandj lodge was
tendered a banquet in the G. A. R. hall,
this large hall was filled with the best
ptople of the city and a great many
from adjoining towns.
R. W. Edmond M. Vaughn made the
welcoming address and was responded
to by R. W. Alexander Clark and R. W.
C. W. Newton made the address of the
evening. The musical part of the pro
Sram was the finest ever given in this
The united grand lodge closed its
four days' session at 12 p. m. Friday,
which was one of the most interesting
meetings ever held by a grand body of
All lodges teat were formerly' under
the African grand lodge will retain their
former numbers and these formerly
un rth Hiram jodge.will have, their
numbers changed beginning at "No. 15.
The next session will be held in Cedar
Mr. Will Vinegar, who is how at
Warm Springs, Mon., is improving rap
Rev. P. A. Hubbard is quite generous
toward all new comers, especially min
Mr. Frank Bellamy is conducting the
"Elite Parlor" in a very satisfactory
Mr. W. J. Wyle has come home to
stay a+ last. He can be of much service
in many respects.
Miss Pinkie Smith, of Blair.Nebraska,
spent a few days in the city.and Mr. W.
B. Smith's heart was made glad.
It has been rumored that Messrs. C.
A. Dishman, John Wright and Joseph
Blackburn will open a livery barn about
The subject of closing the barber shops
on Sunday is being agitated by the bar
bers. They have petitioned the council
in regard to it.
Since the gambling houses and club
rooms bave been closed the "boys" do
not speak in such glowing terms of the
future of the city.
If there was a little more energy
among the members of the choir we
could have a splendid one. We have
the material, it is only necessary for it
to be properly shaped.
Misses Ida and Luda Bruce returned
home a few days ago. Miss Luda has
been teaching school in Hannibal, Mo.,
the past year with marked success and
comes home to spend her vacation with
her mother. Miss Ida has been riisli
in Missouri and Illinois since graduating
from our high school last year.
A. M. E Church Jfotes.
The services last Sunday in the tent near
the church, were well attended, and
full of interest for persons united with
the church, the pastor, Rev. C. S.
Jacobs was very^arnest in his appeals
to the persons outside the church to
come in and assist in both spiritual and
temporal duties of the chuch.
The presentation of the banner to
Mars Lodge G. U. O. F. at the A. M. E.
church last Tuesday night, was a very
pleasant affair, the collection for the
church was satisfactory.
The memorial services in memory of
Bishop Shorter was largely attended
and the exercises very interesting, the
program as published last week was fully
Rev. C. S. Jacobs went to Minneapo
lis last Thursday night the 28, to hold
quarterly conference for Rev. W. H.
Coston and his church. Rev. C. S.
Jacobs is acting as proxy for presiding
Elder Trevan, who was unable to be
present at the last quarterly meeting in
The last quarterly meeting for this
year commenced last night and will
close Sunday evening, at which time the
pastor, Rev. C. S. Jacobs will preach his
farewell sermon at 7:30, and a love
feast meeting will close the excerises.
The quarterly conference will be held
on Monday night, at which time the an
nual report of the pastor stewards and
trustees will be made. All our friends
are invited to be present.
Mrs. C. S. Jacobs, who has been so
eiok for months post is feeling some bet
ter now, and if nothing happens she
will accompany her husband to Chicago
on Tuesday, next and will be cared for
at the home of her sister at Evanston,
during the session of the annual confer
The work on the church is being push
ed forward very rapidly, and it if ex
pected it will be completed by Sep. 1.
Let all the members and friends do their
Rev. C. S. Jacobs has been appointed
by Bishop Brown to preach the annual
sormon at the conference in Chicago
next Wednesday afternoon and Rev. L.
i/.Reynolds is to preach the conference
missionary sermon. We wish the elders
of the twin citieB much success in the
discharge of their momentous and re
EDITOR WERTEBN APPEAL.^, -i :"J
Indies will be given by the:
We notice in your last issue that the
St. Paul Quicksteps have challenged any
colored base ball club for the champion
ship of the Northeast. As the Minne
apolis Brown Stockings have accepted
the challenge and will play at the picnic
at Excelsior Aug. 1. The Fort Snelling
club hereby challenges the winners on
that occasion for the championship.
JOHN MUEDICK, Captain.
JOHN N, NORTON, Manager.
of St. Paul and Minneapolis at
Cor. 6th and Exchange
MUSIC BY THE 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.
W. J. GIBSON, J. BARNS. W. TURNER.
W. H. Hampton, Manager, G. H. Grooms, S. Finch.
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