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Mr Louis H. Blair, treasurer of the
City Democratic committee of Rich
mond, Va., one of the richest men
the city, wrote an article to the New
York Independent advocating mixed
schools in rural districts. His Demo
cratic colleagues at once demanded his
resignation and he at once tendered it.
Back ion is what the friends of the
colored men need. Mr. Potter Palmer,
proprietor of the Palmer House in Chi
cago, has had some snobs come to him
and complain because he admitted
colored people in his hostelne on equt
terms with all other people, but Mr.
Palmer had the back bone to tell them
that he is running his hotel for the pub
he and any one who can pay his prices
is welcome. Mr. Blair will lose nothing
by his exhibition of back bone, Mr.
Palmer has made money by possessing
his. There is no use to "kick" against
the inevitable, if the citizens of Minne
sota can tolerate mixed schools and civil
rights for all men, Gradj 's New South
can stand it, they are no better than we
arr/ If, at this late day, Ohio can mix
her schools and mix her teacheis, Vir
ginia can also, and Georgia too, the
Glen bill to the contrary notwithstand
ing. What is the use of
keeping up the eternal wrangling on
account of col^r The 7,500,000 colored
Americans are here to stay, the pro
blem to be solved is whether they shall
be polished up or left in the eiude state
as at present Having tasted of fieedom
we can never again be made slaves,
having enjoyed a few sips from the
fountain of education the wish to drink
deeply of the pierian spring has taken
possession of us and we will never be
contented go long as any unjust dis
criminations are made in any direction.
It has been geneially considered that
"walking foi the cake" is a species of
amusement that only the despised Ne
gro indulges in, but such seems not to
be the case. Some of the philanthropists
gave a free picnic to the news boys of
this city tins week, and among the
sports f the day was a "cake walk"
which was won by a white boy known
to the gamins as "Sykes This reminds
us lhat the banjo is said to which
be a colored man'-. in-
vention and is inseperably con
nected with the race, has been made a
very fashionable lnitrument with the
whites, and one of the most enjoyable
entertainments we have witnessed in
this city, was a "banjo tournament',
given under the direction of Prof.Sherry
in which theie appeared thirteen per
formers upon the baujo, all white.
The whites know a good thing when
thev see it, and they grab it quick.
"James P. Ball, Jr., Esq., was this
morning admitted as an attorney to
practice law in all the courts of the ter
ritory, having submitted certificates of a
competent knowledge of Ihe law and a
good moral diameter, Dining the few
months of his lebidence in Montana he
has pursued tLe occupation of photo
grapher as a temporal means of sup
port while industriously famharizmg
himself with the principles and practice
of the common and statute law. He in
tends to devote himself to the practice of
law in this city,and we be-speak for him
a share of the patronage, which we be
lieve he merits and will receive."
The above is from the Helena Daily
Herald and refers to the son of Prof. J.
P. Ball, Sr., of Minneapolis. The younji
man is very energetic and posseeses good
business qualifications that will help him
to make his mark in his new home.
We congratulate him and wish him
every success^ 3 4 i
The infamous Glen bi I passed the
House of the Georgia legislature last
Wednesday with only the votes of
the two colored members in the nega
tive. It is very singular that the Demo
cratic ex-rebels of the South are so
much opposed to a legal mixing toiack
and white, in view of the fact that it has
been going on illegally so many jars.
The opposition to legal mixing comes
only from the whites however. There
have been lots of children going to
the schools whose mothers were white
and their fathers black,or their mothers
black and their fathers white, what is to
become of them if the Glen bill becomes
:S/toody, the gre**schris
tian Evangelist, thinks Snnday pa
pers ought to be stopped. Colored men
do not publish any papers on Sunday,
but thev are not so good in the eyes of
Bro. Moody, as the white nnen who do,
and ought not to have the gospel
preached to them in the same way
judging from the actions of Mr. Moody
One ot the strongest evidences of chris
ian feelings in an individual iB his full
and free acceptance of and belief in the
brotherhood of man.
The world must certainly be growing
better! Albert Polk, a colored man, or,
according to the stereoty ped phrase of
the daily press, "a big burly negro"who
was suspected,accused ami actually tried
com t, in a regular court, in Kansas
City, Mo., on the charge of committing
rape on a white female was discharged.
Think of it suffering brothers, dis
charged! Where was Judge Lynch?
Poor old Kentucky elected Gen. Simon
Bolivar Buckner to rule over her last
Monday. His strongest recommenda
tion is that he was an ex-rebel. That
there is some hope for the "dark and
bloody ground" may be gathered from
the fact that at each election tbe Demo
cratic majority grows less. It has fahVn
ftom 90,000 to 20,000. Goodl
If the whites, who think that the col
ored people, anywhere in this courjitry,
have their lines cast in pleasant pit ices,
could only be so situated as to be -com
pelled to undergo their treatment for
twenty-four hours, they would wonder
bow we can stand it and live. Death
would be preferable to them.
There need not be a particle of ti ouble
on the part of common carriers in re
gard to colored travelers if they will fix
first, second and third class rates and
classify passengers according to prices
paid without regard to color.
THE Indianapolis Argus of July 30th,
contains an article on the Knights of the
Temple of Industry, which every hotel
man in the country should read.
Judging from the accounts of the
meeting of the Civil Service Reform
league, the "mugwumps" have thrown
Grovei ovei board.
Senator Sherman is having a nice
tie esidential boom. But
Sioux City, la
EDITOR WESTERN APPEAL:
Enclosed please find $1 50 for which
will renew my subscription to your
valuable paper for another year. I have
been a constant reader of your inter
esting and sociable journal ever since
the imtal number was launched upon
the journalistic sea, and can truly say
that I have been much benefited and
instructed by its perusal. As I have
never seen anything in your interesting
paper concerning Sioux City and its re
markable growth and development, I
thought a few points in regard to the
same would not be out of place. Its
population is estimated at twentv-eight
or thirty-thousand. It is a great rail
road center, having five grand trunk
hues entering the city, with its mny
branches penetrating a vast scope ol
beautiful and productive country, af
fording easy and rapid communication
to various portions of the
surrounding country. It is faBt be
coming a great manufacturing center,
and capitalists are not slow taking ad
vantage of its natural location. It has a
colorfd population of about 500, most of
them owning their own homes and all
seemingly prospering, in a like manner
with other classes of citizens and I
would add in tliis connection that it is
undoubtedly a good location for others
of a like disposition to make it their
homes and become identified with the
boom and general advantages of a live
go ahead city.
We have an A. M. E. church which is
well attended, a masonic lodge and seven
other societies all in a good condition.
The colored citizens of this place cele
brated the anniversary of the emanci
pation of the slaves in the West Indies,
which was done in a very creditable.not
to sav enthusiastic manner, the cele
bration consisted of a parade, led by
Curtis Carter, marshall of the day, fol
lowed by a platoon of city police and a
brass band. The Mayor, Jonas M. Cle
land and Jas Washington, president of
the day, in open carriages, was next in
order in the procession. After parading
the principal streets of the city the line
of march for the fair grounds, here the
celebration of the day was commenced
by prayer, being offered by Rev. John
son, after which the Emancipation Pro
clamation of our martyred president,
Abraham Lincoln was read. W. P.
Shields, orator of the day, then deliver
ed a very eloquent an able address
which was well received. The exercises
at the grounds were concluded with
horse racing, foot racing, and various
other sports, making it altogether a very
pleasant and enjoyable affair. In the
evening a grand ball and banquet was
given at Wale's Hall which was well at
tended. Each and everyone persent
seemed to vie with each other in
making this feature asocial success, and
when the festivities were ended, which
lasted until the wee sma' hours of morn
all left the hall with the satisfaction of
knowing that they had a real enjoyable
time of it, GBO. W. BAPTIST.
Des Moines. Iowa.
Mr. Peter Jones,who is doing business
in Stewart, is visiting his family.
Mrs. Hattie Jackson left Monday for
a few days visit to Ottumwa her former
The new brewery is nearing com
pletion which will furnish employment
for a vast number of help.
Mr, Albert Bell, of Adel, has moved
to the city and is empl ye as reporter
on the Daily Independent.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stewart and Mrs.saw,
Lewis Patton are visiting Rev. L. H.
Reynolds and wife of Minneapolis.
Miss Hattie Mills, of McComb, III.,
late of Minneapolis, is in the city the
guest of her cousin, Mrs. George Green.
Hotel Goldstone was opened up Mon
day on Fast Fifth between Locust and
Walnut. This gives employment to a
few waiters and other help.
Despite the drought, prohibition and
other supposed hindrances Des Moines'
future does not look very discouraging
The change in the usual time of the
A. M.E. annual conference to two weeks
earlier caused many to change their
plans who had decided previously to go.
Mrs. George Caldwell, of Keokuk, has
been the guest for several days past of
Mrs. Thos McDonald, Mrs. C. has been
quite ill in the meantime, but is thought
to be improving again.
Rev.F. J.Peterson left Tuesday morn
ing for Chicago to attend the annual
conference. Mrs. Peterson who has
been visiting him for a few days past
accompanied him as far their home.
Last Wednesday Mr. H. D. Woods
and Miss Sara Willette were united in
the holy bonds ot matrimony at the
home of the brides parents. They were
the receipents of many handsome and
A literary and musical soiree was
given last Wednesday evening at St.
Paul's A.. M. E. chapel as a benefit to
Rev. T. J. Peteison. Those who were
so fortvnate as to be present enjoyed a
rare treat, the like of which should be
The attention of the voting population
of the state is being engrossed upon the
political issues of the day. The Repub
lican primary takes place on Saturday
preparatory to meeting in the county
convention. The political machinery
among has been manipulated for a
long time by a few so styled leaders of
the race, until the masses have decided
to spend a little time posting up.
Mrs. J. W. Taylor, wife of the late
Rev. J. W. Taylor, left Monday for
Chicago to attend the general confer
ence. Her parting on the Sabbath with
her Sunday school class of infants was
very touching and sad, the little ones,m
fact, all, had become so attached to her
that it was with heaviness of hearts and
moistened eyes the school bade her
adieu. From conference she will return
to her home in Leavenworth, Kansas.
BOSTON, Aug. 3.The reunion of the
colored veterans of the war was called
to-day at Tremont temple. A preamble
setting forth the magnitue of the work
done by the colored soldiers in assisting
in putting down the rebellion
preservintg the Union, the* ob
stacles that were met and
conquered and the present deplor
able condition of the colored people in
the South their subjection to mob
violence and the deprivation of the
right of suffrage, and resolutions de
clares it to be the duty of the govern
ment to remedy the evils until the col
ored mon shall have equal protection
under the law with his white brethren
censuring the action of the commander
of the Gulf department, G. A. R. refus
ing to grant a post charter to colored
veterans endorsing the action of color
ed soldiers and sailors' league in its en
deavor to secure a monument to the
colored soldiers in Washington, and
thanking Senator Hoar for his efforts in
congress to this end, was adopted.Spit
was voted to appoint a committee to
draft a plan for the permanet organiza
tion of colored veterans. The next
meeting will be held at Washington.
The little town of Etonville, Fla., is
owned entirely bv colored people. They
have two churches, an Odd Fellows hall
and another hall in process of erection.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS, lAlNN., AUGUST 6, 1887.
the happenings XJontaloing
among Colored people.
*M,JWfc- Boiled down!
The^coior'ed coachmea of Grand
Rapids, Mich., have formed] a union.
The state university for colored people
has been located in Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Amos E. Williams, colored, has
been appointed a letter carrier in
Columbus, Ga. JS*
Mr. Harrison Gentry, colored, of
Quincy, III., has discovered a sure cure
for hog cholera.
There are said to be two Kimdredsebl
ored men in Milwaukee, ^Wis., who
have white wives. $$&
Mr. Hannible Carter, colored, of
Chicago has received an appointment in
the city water works departmentA?,
Mr. Henry Weeden, a colored letter
carrier in Louisville, Ky has been dis
missed on account of color prejudice.
A performance was given by a colored
company in the Grand Opera House in
Urbana, O., last week, for tbe first time
The colored lodge of Good Templars
of California has dissolved, and by spec
ial invitation has united with the white
William S. Darr, colored, justice of
the peace in South Camden, N. J., was
shot and killed by W. W. Wiltshire^ a
white man, Aug. 1st.
There is a little seven-year-old colored
girl living near Uniontown, Ga., whoalso
can model in mud any animal she ever
the proportions being perfect.
The Hotel Brotherhood of Indiana
has a cornet band of twenty-four pieces
among its members which have just
been uniformed at the cost of $442.
Henry Downs, a colored man living
on Swiftwater plantation, near Green
ville, Miss., won $15,000 at the last draw
ing of the Louisianna State Lottery.
District Assembly No. 132 Knights of
Labor of Dayton, Tenn., have chosen
Mr. W. T. Smith, colored, as a delegate
to National assembly Minneapolis
Mr. Daniel Seales of Cleveland, Ohio,
has begun a civil suit against tbe Bre
voort House Restaurant laying damages
at |500 for unjust charges on account of
On last Friday near Hadensville, Ky.,
three colored people, Sol. Snowdon,
Moses Watkins and Alice Cross who
were working in a field were killed by a
stroke of lightning.
Mr. Thomas Glover, colored, a recent
graduate of Gaines High school, Cincin
nati, has been appointed to a clerkship
in the Ohio Valley National Bank. His
father is a messenger in the same bank.
Mr. W. C. Jackson, colored, recently
found a box containing $6,000 worth of
diamonds on Boston Common, Boston,
Mass., the owner only wished to pay $50
reward but was finally persuaded to
make it $100.
The rewards are now coming in to
Arthur Robinson, the colored cook, who
was the hero of the Mystery disaster.
He declines all dime museum, offers,
though a Rockaway showman offered
$350 for a week's engagement.
The Derby Club will give a picnic this
Mrs. M. i). Pettis, of St. Paul, is in
Mr. Lincoln C. Valle, of St. Louis, is
tn the city.
Mrs. S. Snowden is visiting at Lake
Mr. Fred Carey and Miss Clara Bell,
were married July 21st. *i4r"
Mr. Will Banks and Miss Celia Hill
were united in marriage July 21st.
Billy Kersands the renowned corned
ian, is the guest of Mr. E. P. Smith.
Tickets are out for the Social Club
picnic August 18th at Willow Springs.
Miss Gracie Knighten will leave short
ly for an extended visit to California.
Miss Gertie Wright, of Springfield,IU.
is the guest of Rev. T. W. Henderson.
Mr. H. P. Symms left last week for
Old Point Comfort for a two weeks visit.
Do not forget the 11th and 15th at the
Madison street theatre, Winter Woods
Miss Mary V. Robinson, of Louisville,
Ky., is in the city the guest of Mrs.
Mr. Al Grimes and Bruce Hawkins
have opened a first class gvmnasium at
464 State streetKC? flf^l 1
Will Burton has returned home and
Mr. J. E. Bowen will organize the four
in hand quartetteMISM ^%s.
Buy books, stationery, cigars and the
WESTERN APPEAL at Chas. Landres, 111,
E. Harrison street.
The Hyers sisters left last week for
New York, where the_y will form accom
pany for next season&i jj^
Harsh & Taylor are in the lead when
it comes to furnishing first-class "wet
goods." No. 434 State. |p|
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Derupsey, gave" a
pleasant entertainment to a number of
their friends last week.
When you wish to have a suit nicely
cleaned and repaired call on Pope &
Smith, No. 121, E. Lake,
The WESTERN APPEAL will always be
found on sale at EsteIJa Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, HI, E. Harrison street.
Miss Rhoda Johnson, of Bloomington,
111., is expected in the city this week to
visit her sister Mrs. Al Bryant 2976,
Mr. R. Crawford, Ed Green, J. Q.
Davis, B. Murry, Joe Anderson and the
Hon. H. P. Symmes spent August the
first at Menominee, 111. iSSSSOBs*^
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Branham gave a
reception to Mrs. W. L. Taylor and her
daughter Miss Ellen Thursday last.
Quite a number of friends were out.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Thomas gave the
first of their receptions last week which
was largely attended by the elite of the
city. Miss Mollie Marshall did the en
The barbers picnic af/^enominee^ Til.
was a success and too much cannot be
said of the officers of the assembly No,
1, and especially Mr. Al Jones who tried
to make it pleasant to everyone.
The Grand Army entertainment at
Battery was a financial success thanks
to the Hon. H. C. Carter, under whose
auspices the John Brown post sends one
delegate to the G. A. R. National en
campment at St. Lou's.
Do not forget the date of the St.
George Commandery K. T. picnic at
Gardnier Park this is the event of the
season The commandery is noted for
the order they enforce on the grounds,
fare seventy-five cents. Come and en
Women authors are requested to send
a copy of their works to the Inter-State
Exposition, to be held in Chicago, from
Sept. 7 to Oct. 22,1887. Donations *re
solicited, the proceeds of which will
be used to secuie municipal woman suff
rage in Illinois. Letters and packages
should be addressed to Alice B. Stock
ham, M. D., 159 La Salle street Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs James E. Jones arrived
home from Ashland, Ohio, the scene of
their recent marriage last week, and
Thursday held a reception which was
largely attended. Among the piesents
were: Work basket, Mr. and Mis. F.
W. Harsh towels, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Botts set of wine glasses, Mr. and Mrs
F. G. Bowman set of cut glass goblets,
Mr. and Mrs H. Cole French toilet
ease, Mr. and Mis G. W. Titus, Kansas
City, Mo. easel, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Pointer towels, Mr. and Mrs. A.Ander
sou sheets, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.Thomas,
china tea set, Mr. and Mrs. C. Q. Wil
son cuspador, set of fruit dishes, Mr.
and Mrs. Allen looking-glass, Mr. and
Mrs. G. W.Norvell pair of bed-spreads,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Ecton, cooking
utensils, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dempsey,
water set,~Mr. and Mrs Semple, towels,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, set fruit dishes,
Mrs. White towels, Mrs. Eliza Hendei
son, Grafton, Ohio four steel engrav
ings, ("Coles Voyage of Life,") Mrs,
Jas. E. Henderson, Ashland, Ohio cup
and saucer, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mar
shall, towels, Mrs. H. A. Bartlett, solid
silver set, Bailiffs of the Criminal court,
set silver spoons, Mrs. Woods towelb,
Miss Mamie Warren vases, Miss Ollie
Robinson, set fruit knives, Miss Viola
and Clada Pleasants set butter dishes,
Miss Fannie Williams easel, Miss Belle
Buckuer, French cheeHe dish, Miss Cal
he Jourdan, Kansas City, Mo sheets,
Miss Maggie Tohs, crazy cushion, Mibs
Willev Ann Henderson silver ckle
dish, Chailes and Sheiman Henderson,
napkin ring, M. E Durrod napkin ring,
M. W.G.Smith looking-glass, Ander
son Brodie table cloth, J. Davis, set of
cups and saucers, H. C. Drake silver
castor, Byrd family, ice cream set,
L. Cooper towels, W. Harris, Kansas,
City, Mo., set wine glasses, A Tolhver
Fran Langston's Trial.
PETERSBURG, VA., Aug. 1 The trial of
Frang Langston for the murder of John
H. Ruffinonthe 4th of April commence 1
here to-day. The prisoner is the son of
Hon. John M. Langston, formerly Unit
ed States minister to llayti, and Ruffin
was a prominent politician Langston
was indicted by the grand jury in April,
but the court to-day quished the indict
ment, holding it to be invalid because
the foreman ot the jury was the owner
of a grist mill and not eligible as a jury
man under the laws of Virginia. A new
jury was summoned and a new indict
ment found, and the case proceeded.
An exciting contest has been in progress
over the selection of the jurors, only
three or four having been thus far se
The jury in the Langston-Ruffin mur
der case was completed at 10 o'clock to
night, and tbe examination of witnesses
will commence to-morrow.
The prosecution is conducted by
George S. Bernard, commonwealth's at
torney, assisted by ex-Gov. Cameron.
Messrs. McKenney and Hamilton
are counsel for the defense.
Langston was accompanied in
court to-day by his father and his
brother. Arthur Langston, principal of
a St. Louis school. He appeared per
fectly calm and collected. Prof. Langs
ton told your correspondent a few days
ago that Frank had solemnly protested
to him that the killing was done self
defense, and this point will be, it is un
derstood, most strongly developed in
the defense, which will further be based
upon the theory that Ruffin's death was
directly due to an improper surgical
operation and not to the wound inflicted
by Langston's bullet. Great interest is
manifested in the trial, and the impres
sion prevails that a conviction for mur
dec cannot be reached. 'i*j~
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Also a full line
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Congress, Patent Leather,
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Immense Reductions in all Depart*
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