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A correspondent to the Chicago Con
servator writing en the "color line,"
seems to think it is because colored
men do not apply for places that they
do not get them, but that is a mistake,
colored men are constantly making ap
plications for places,but without success.
There have been seveial instances in
this city where colored men have ans
wered advertisements and been re
quested to call at the advertisers place
of business, but when they put in their
appearance they would be put off with
some lying excuse. And v, hen he does
get a place he seldom gets a promotion,
but he is kept in the same place he
starts in. The correspondent doubtless
means well, but he certainly does not
know anything about the trouble, tnals
and tribulations that a young colored man
has to undergo in endeavoring to get the
(commonest clerkship in mercantile
circles. There are very few white men
who have the nerve ana back bone to
employ a colored clerk in opposition to
the wishes of his other employees, and
when they begin to put on airs they at
once give and the obnoxious man and
brother is discharged. If the heads of
business firms would not look at the
color of the applicants but only at then
qualifications and when they happened
to get a colored man or woman
would give him or her his support there
would be thousands of applications
from colored people where not a dozen
are now made.
One of the best things we have seen
concerning the recent action of the mug
wump and President Cleveland is the
following from the Cleveland Leader:
"Even Grover the Great, the idol of
the blue stockings of American politics,
has been weighed and found wanting by
his own stiff-necked worshipers. Sen
sible people discovered it long ago, but
the mugwump, with the wise look of
the owl ftnd the political acuteness of
the ass, has been nearlj' three years
finding it out."
The official majority of ex-rebels,
Simon B, Buckner for governor of Ken
tucky falls sbo#t of what we conceded
last week several thousand. The next
legislature will have seven Republicans
in the Senate and twenty-six in the
House. Kentucky will be one of the
doubtful states hereafter.
The Freeman's Journal, of Galveston,
Texas, bag the following ticket at its
masthead: For president, John Sher
man, of Ohio vice president, Roscoe
Conkling, of New York. A very good
pair but thev wont work double.
The Killen-Cardiff slugging match last
week at Minneapolis transferred oyer
17,000 from the pockets of a lot of fools
to those of the principals. "What fools
we mortals be!"
From the reports that are continually
published in the daily papers the Demo
cratic officials throughout the country
and at Washington area mighty crooked
Randolph, Miss. &
The crop prospects through this part
of Mississippi are better than they have
been for six years. ^sJgVT
If I should begiu my secondletfer %y
saying I have tee to busy to write, I
would confess I had been very idle, for
when am most occupied with other
things I find time to dash off hasty
sketches of travel. I have been away
from "Sweet Home" now six weeks, the
first week being spent in the beautiful
Roily Springs, of which, I am glad to
say, is beginning to feel the breath of
the boom of prosperity, which seems to
be spreading like a fragrant zephyr all
over the South. The cause of my visit
ing this flourishing little town, was that
I have a sister, who has been attending
that grand institution,"Rust University"
and I was there during commencemen
week to witness the exercises and to act
company my sister home.
The fact being that our best teachers
are waking up to the fact that as the
head is dependant on the hand for the
bread it certainly is not wise to give all
our time and attention to one at the ex
pense of i he other, the hand needs to
be skillful as truly as the head needs to
be wise. Hereafter we shall expect that
our boys and girls learn.-how to do.
something as well as to know something.
Many of them may not become very
skillful workmen in the short time of
one or two hours a diy during one or
two school yeais, but they will learn
something about how to use their hands
something about tools and how to use
them and plan and make many of the
necessary things of life. They form the
important habit of using pratically what
they learn in the books, some will get a
start here who will become in the future
successlul carpenters, archtitects and
THE WORK SHOP.
This is a very busy place during school
hours. During the last school year dif
ferent classes followed each other
through all the trials of learning to con
tiol awkward hands and to use tools in
making various articles.
The Women's Home Missionary so
ciety own about ten acres of ground ad
joining the college campus on which
they have erected a fine two story resi
dence known as the Elizabeth L. Rust
Girl's Home. In it there is room for
about twenty girls, besides a parlor,
dining room,kitchen and matron's room.
In this model home, constantly under
christian influence, the girls do the
work and are trained all that per
tains to true womanhood, and are dilli
gently guarded against the hurtful in
fluence of evil associations.
We need intelligence, for it is a con
ceeded fact that the more intelligence
an individual possesses the better quali
fied he is to discharge the duties of citi
zenship, and take up the just cause for
his personal rights. In conclusion, we
agree with your Gieenville, Teun., cor
respondent about the "great evil."
Yes, we believe the worst ^nemy among
the colored people is the saloons, and
are a swift witness that every attempt to
deprive us of our legal rights, even dur
ing the time of klu kluxing originated
in the saloons.
Oh, yes, whisky has caused more
widows, orphans and desolate homes
and nearly starves more women and
children than any other evil. Often
times the mother, or, perhaps several
children, would wash around in the
community for bread and clothing for
herself and little children, sometimes
perhaps fortunately, get hold of a little
money with which to purchase herself
and little children some thing from the
stores, when the cunning father, per
haps having been gone for a little time,
would return and say to the wife, "1
am going to town to day, wife, and it
you want a pair of shoes or a d-ess just
let me have the money and I'll get back
by 9 o'clock a. m., and I will bring them
to you." The wife's chicken hearted
feelings are ready to permit her money
being carried for the purpose of bring
ing the desired things. The conse
quence is he returns about 9 p. m., and
knocks the front door down, staggers in
cursing his wife and threatening to kill
her, she barely escapes getting killed.
These are the evils of whisky. May the
time hasten when law abiding citizens
and those temperance workers will blot
it from our land. J. J. C.
Mr, W, H. Page isheadcook at hotel
Mrs. J. W. Vaughn, is rusticating at
hotel St. Louis.
Miss S. M. Harris, of Kansas City, is a
guest at hotel St. Louis.
Miss Emma Daniels made a visit to
Hotel St. Louis, Tuesday.
Mr. Win. Banks, of Chicago.is making
his third season at the beach.
Miss Jennie Norris, of Tyler, Texas, is
sojourning at Hotel St. Louis,
Mr. Wm. McElrov of the Lafayette is*
well thought of by the managers.
Mr. Alex Carthorn has been on the
sick list, but now is all right again. ^xr
Mr. John H. Stewart seems to under
stand his business as head bell-man.
Mrs. Mary Fogg, of St. Paul, after "a
five weeks stay with us left for her
Mrs. M, B. Woodruff, of Winchester,
Ky., is at hotel St. Louis and" will re*
main during the summer.
Mr. J. H. Tribue has been unable to
attend to business for several days on
account of inflammatory rheumatism.
There will be an interesting game be.
tween the Mascotts of the Lafeyetteand
the Sfc.Louis'of hotel St.Lomsnext week
There will be a large crowd present.
Mr. Preston Armour, of New Orleans,
La., cook at hotel St, Louis, wiil leave
on the first of September for Kansas
City, where he will be married to Mrs.
Mr. Robert Lewis, of Lincoln, Neb.,
the sphere twirler for the "Mascotts"
stands six foot six in bis socks. He can
take twelve orders at once and serve
The dining room at hotel St. Louis,
is said to be the best managed dining
room at the lake, it is under the man
agement of Mr. E. Johnson, who is a
promising young man. SSERMtS^i
The beautiful little steamer Hebe was
chartered on the first instant by Mr.
E. Lightfoot, and a party composed of
S. N. Slayton, R. Hamilton, D. E. C.
Green, M. Evans, Chas Baker, A. Cov
ington, E. Holmes, H. Smith, J. Whit
ney, Chas Wilson, M. Wright, E. Jack
son. W. Russell, E. Lightfoot.
Mr. Saiith, white, the head-waiter
was asked to send in his resignation last
week, on account of neglect of duty.
Mr. Frank Walcon is now chief, Mr,
Sam Henry, second Frank Fortson^
third Mr. A. J. Bennett, fourth.^It is
claimed that the dining room is ^now
managed better than ever before.
The Mascott and Lafayette clubs cross
ed bats last Tuesday. Good playing was
done by both clubs. Score, Mascett 12,
Lafayette 11. Manager Harbora says
he will give a prize to the player making
the greatest number of home runs. The
St. Louis "Reserves" will play the La
fayette's next week.
Last Friday John H. Lewis, Charles
Jenkins and Ed Sadler went boating,
they had been drinking rather freely
and being unsteady in their movements
they upset the boat and Lewis was
drowned, the other two held on to the
boat and drifted to the shore and were
saved. All efforts to find the body of
Lewis have so far proved futile. Xewis
was formerly of Vicksburg, Miss., aged
22 years. His untimely death will be
regretted bv his relatives and a host of
friends. Mr. Q. E. Green is using his
utmost endeavors to find the body,
which, if found, will be buried at Min
The conference is being presided over
by Bishop Brown.
Mrs. M. D. Pettis left for Indianapolis
to attend the K. T. conclave.
Miss Florence Yeizer, of Frankfort,
Ky., is expected in the city this week.
Mr. Harry Wilson, of St. Paul, made
us flying viBit Wednesday and left the
Mr. and Mrs. William Banks returned
from New Orleans to make this their
Mrs. Prince Albert, of St. Louis, is in
the city the city the guest of Mrs. Sadie
Mr. Anthony Makers and Miss Willey
Johnson, were united in marriage
Buy books, stationery, cigars and the
WESTERN APPEAL at Chas. Landres, 111,
E. Harrison street.
Mr Leroy Christy was in the city a
few days last week, he is feeling a little
better than when he left here four weeks
ago for his home in Indianpolis, Ind.
Mayor Roache has appointed Dr.
Dan'I H, Williams on the committee for
the reception of President Cleveland,
who is to visit Chicago in September.
The St. George picnic was one of the
best picnics of the season too much can
not be said of A. J. Beard and Henry
Buford, oftheir energy in keeping order.
Chickens have raised 70 per cent, dur
ring the last week, but that can easily
be accounted for when we remember
that the A. M. E. Iowa conference is in
Mr. no. F. Benson of 470 State street
has returned to his place of business
again in a sane condition after having
spent a few days in the insane ward of
jail, being retained for temporary in
The conference was very ably enter
tained by Dr. Dan'I H. Williams. Tues
day morning on the subject of "The
causes of the mortality amongst our
Colored People." Dr. Williams handle
ed his subject in a way that was con
vincing to every one that he was master
of his profession.
The picnic of the season is to
take place on August 18th, conducted
by the Union'Social clubs, good grove,
good boating, good fishing, good music,
good dancing platform, good people and
last of all good order. What else do
you want for seventy-five cents? Come
and join them and have a good time.
The Sunday services were very large
ly attended throughout. Dr. Arnett
preached a very able and learned ser
mon at the Bethel church at a. m.
Taking for the subject of bis remarks
the 52nd verse of the thirteenth chapter
of St. Matthew. Dr. Arnett also preach
ed at Quinn chapel at 8 p. m., to an
overwhelming house,after which Bishop
Brown ordained the elders. i^&l&!0?
A large number of the friends of St.
George Commandery K. T. accompani
ed this body to Gardneir Park on Mon
day and there celebrated their seventh
annual picnic. Perfect order reigned
throughout the day and every one was
well pleased and satisfied with their
trip. On Tuesdav the 9th the same
Commandery with a goodly number of
their friends started for Indianapolis,
Ind., to attend the grand conclave of
th grand commandery of Ohio, they
will return on Friday morning the 12th
accompanied by the famous Palestine
commandery of Louisville, Ky., and a"
grand exhibition drill will be given by
the St, George and Palestine command
erys on Friday evening the 12th at the
Casino skating rink, corner twenty*
fourth and State streets. Other exer
cises of an interesting nature will take
place at the close of the drill.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., AUGUST
Meet In Annual Session
Louisville, Kf., to dis
nd Have a good time.
tional Colored Press association resum
ed its session to day, and was called to
order by W. H. Anderson in the. ab
sence of President Simmons. The dis
cussions of the day brought about a di
visionf ausl to which part the colored support^fhlSy sao
nounced for discussion waB the relation
of the "Negro American to the Existing
Political Parties/' Rev. Allen Aliens
worth, of Louisville, opened the dis
cussion. He said the American vwhite
man did not understand the Negroes'
position. The trouble was when Ne
groes asked for legal rights the majority
of the people seemed to think they were
asking social privileges. The Negroes,
should in a measure, be separate from
existing parties, and teach them what
the colored man's right should be.
White men and colored men should cul
tivate more friendly relations. Colored
people should not fight any party or
creed, but labor to benefit themselves.
The Negroes would be a mere cipher as
an independant party. They should ad
here to the Republican party. If they
do not like to do this they should be
ruled out. The Republicans were go
ing to take possession of things again
They had merely split over Jim Blaine
and the spoils. It was their theft and
dishonesty that divided them the last
time. The mugwumps cannot amount
to much, as they form a company of
sorehead reformers. There never was
a reform party that was not a fraud.
Tflte Negro who deserts the Republican
party is a traitor to ^he living and the
dead, and it is a wonder that the ghosts
of the great departed statesmen who
founded the party do not come forth
and confront them. D. A. Rudd, of the
Catholic Tribune, said the Negro owed
no undying allegeiance to any party. For
every service the Republicans had done
them, they have done them two in re
turn. The Negroes should be part and
parcel of no political party that was not
part and parcel of them. He was un
willing to wear any coat that was cut
and put on him without.bjs cave. Prof.
P. H. Murray, of the S. Louis Advance,
stated that as long as the Negroes were
regarded as the political enemy of any
party, jnst that long would they have
that party to fight and oppose their
interests. The Negro is not in a position
to dictate to any political party. He
criticized the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
which advocated the unloading of the
colored men into the Democratic party.
The colored men should support the
party which is best at the present time,
not one that has been in the pest. "As
far as Mr. Blaine is concerned," said
Piof. Murrav, "he seems anxious to
read the Negroes out of the party and
fill up with Irish votes. Mr. Sherman
went to Nashville and made a speech in
which he tried to coax some ex-Confed
ates into the party. He made another
at Springfield, in which he wanted to
read them all out of the party. As far
as I am concerned I am tired of the
Negro being a bone of contention be
tween the two parties and this should
be read out of politics as an issue." Dr.
Rndd's lesolution indorsing the Blair
bill was endorsed, as was one extending
sympathy and greeting to Ireland as a
people, "who, like the Negro, have
been sugermg and struggling under the
injustice oi man to man." Dr. H. Fitz
butler, of Louisville, chairman of the
committee on resolutions, submitted the
following report which was adopted:
FirstWe deplore the conditions that
make this convention a necessity^ and
while it shall be our effort to secure
equal and common privileges for all
nationalities in places of public instruc
tion, and demanding as we do indis
criminate rights on common carriers
and in places of public accomodation
and entertainment, we6
reason to offer for the1
have no other
meeting of the
Colored Press association than the
realization of the privileges, pleasures
and benefits that should be common to
the country regardless of nationalties.
SecondThe colored press can now
comprehend the ostracism and pre
judices existing against the colored man
in (he dark shadow of American slavery
as well as the sufferers therefrom and
therefor. None are so well qualified to
make an appeal against these evils as
the colored man himself, and at the
same time his honest and intelligent
effort will stand as witness of his native
ability, entitling him to the rights of
Resolved, That we denounce the acts
of the legislatures of Indiana, Virginia,
Tennesee and other states making enter
marriages of the colored race with other
nationalities a penal offense, especially
while crimes are committed against col
ored women by white men are over
looked as an unfortunate condition over
which law and public sentiment hay
Resolved, That the aot recently pass
ed by the Georgia legislature making it
a felony, pijnishableby fine and impris
onment, for any person to teach a col
ored chjld in, a. whit* school or vice
versa is the work of unreasonable and
unprincipled jnen who are a disgrace to
the position they hold and to our com-
mon country. Such legislation is de
structive to nations in rebellion or in
caae of war with foreign nations.
Resolved, That while organization is
the way to utilize strength, we deem it
impracticable to attempt a national or
ganization of colored people to work po
litically, but rather favor the commence
ment of local organizations adapted to
the peculiar circumstances of places and
people. lifllN W&"'~
Resolved, That the work done by the
colored press has been of incalculable
value by placing the colored man in a
more just light before the world, and in
many instances biased representatives,
of unprincipled journalists. *"*&*<- ijg
Resolved, That we recommend the
establishment of a national bureau of
information to ascertain the extent and
nature of lawlessness and mob violence
against colored men and adopt means
for the betterment of the present un
fortunate state of affairs.
The following officers were elected:
president. Rev. W. J. Simmons, of the
Louisville American Baptist vice-presi
dent, J. H. Patton, of the Nashville
Free Lance secretary, Rev. Geo. F.
Bragg, jr., of Norfolk, Virginia, Afro
American treasurer, Alexander Clark,
of Baltimore Commonwealth historian,
W. C. Chase of the Washington Bee.
The association adjourned after a ban
quet to meet in Nashville in August next
G. Entertainmen t.
For several weeks the friends and
well wishers of Pilgrim Baptist church
have been engaged in selling tickets for
a grand musical and literary entertain
ment to be given for the benefit of the
church. The person selling the most
tickets is to be awarded a fine buggy.
On next Friday evening the entertain
ment will take place at the church under
the direction of Mesdames T- H. Lyles
and A. G. Russell who will on that oc
casion eclipse all former efforts in the
program to be presented: At the close
of the exercise the buggy will be pre
sented to the proper person and then
all present may partake of the good
things that will be prepared by the re
freshment committee. The contest for
the buggy is a very warm one and each
one of the participants is working for
success. Tickets lor the entertainment,
which also include supper, can be had
of the contestants for the buggy. Tickets
of admission only can be purchased at
the door on the night of the entertain
ment for 25 cents, jupper extra. The
supper as well as the entertainment is
to be very grand and those who fail to
attend will make the mistake of their
lives. The emminent pianist, Mist,
Hattie Gibbs, late of the Conservatory
of Music of Oberlin College has kindly
consented to assist on the occasion. Ex
ercises begin promptly at eight o'clock.
THE regular weekly meeting of the
Mite Society was held at the Pilgrim
Baptist church last Monday evening
with a fair attendance. After the
routine business was concluded Mr. J.
H. Hickman read a paper on the Liter
ary Organizations of St. Paul, which was
full of pleasing reminscences, Mr. W.
Bloom followed with an essay on the
religion of our fore fatherb in which he
gave evidence of research and thought,
he was followed by Mr. B.A. Lewis.who
read a paper on emigration which was
full of interest for all. The papers were
well writtenvwell read and well received
by the audience. The representative of
the APPEAL has attended several meet
ings of the Mite Society and on each
occasion was mortified on account of the
lack of courtesy on tue part of a number
of persons in the audience, who during
the exercises keep up a continual strain
of absolutely boisterous conversation,
very much to their discredit and to the
discomfort and disgust of other portions
of the audience who wish to hear and
be benefited by what is said. Were
these offenders from the low, degraded
portion of our population,they would not
be allowed to remain in the church upon
buch occasions but when they are
known to be representatives of
what is considered to be our best social
circles, they deserve the greater con
demnation. A certain amount of re
pect should be shown by people who at
tend any meeting and especially when
held in a church. One of the objects of
the society is to furnish pleasant acca
sions and all should endeavor to be
have in such a manner as not to bring
discredit upon themselves. It is true
that the rebukes administered by mem
bers of the organization were quite per
sonal and severe but they were deserv
ed. We hope that in the future
our young ladies and gentlemen will be
such in reality,and set good examplesin
deportment for those at us who do not
know how to behave properly public.
Tha colored people of Richmond, Va.,
have four physicians, one drug store,
one real estate agent, four livery estab
lishments, a photographer, four house
building contractors, one weekly news
paper, fifteen bricklayers, 1350,000 in
church property, fourteen undertakers,
four brick layers and seven councilmen.
There are five colored men worth $10,-
000 and over, and ten worth $5,000 and
over. The value of the colored citizen's
property here when taken as a whole is
Mr. John F. Benson, who, while a
sleeping car porter three years ago,
drew $15,000 in the Louisianna Lottery,
and subsequently opened a fine saloon
in Chicago, and began a career of dissi
pation, was last week adjudged insane.
Cause the $15,000.
THE liATEST NOVELTIES
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, etc., at Price*
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US.
F. H. PETERSON, & CO.,
$08, NICOLLET and 207 HENNEPIN AVES.f MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH,
Lace, Patent Leather,
Congress, Patent Leather,
Low Button, Patent Leather,
$1.50 PER YEARAt,:
Immense Reductions in all Depart
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL
tis 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, ST. PAUL.
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the West.
The Largest Household Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
/our 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. W
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.
ASCERTAIN THEREPUTATION OF THE
7 CORNERS GALLERY.
fl^First Monday in every month.
7 days in a week.
7 corners on one street.
7 ways to Taylor's Rooms.
7 reasons why ne 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.
have just received a full line of Ladies and Gentlemen's
PATENT LEATHER SHOES.
&fe,40W W*f* ^-J^
Patent Leather Button Boots,
Patent Leather Oxford Ties,
Patent Leather Opera Slippers.
ROOM I 224, IHENNIPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS.