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It may be well for us to buefly state
foi the benefit of the WESTERN APPEAL,
that the institution of New York, which
about a month ago 1 ejected the sixteen
year-old coloied giil committed by Jus
tice Gorman, is the Protestant Episco
pal House of Mercy.American Catho
The outrage is not less glaring because
committed by Protestants instead of
Catholics. One of the things that is
hardest for us to understand is the pre
judice existing in the heai ts of so called
christians against colored people. We
thought that one of the evidences of
Christianity, was a love for all mankind
but such seems not to be the case,where
one is tinctured with African blood, in
America. Most of the denominations
profess to be very anxious to save our
souls, but dont care to have much to do
-with the salvation of our bodies. Bodies
"without souls are of little account on
earth and must go together while here.
The Catholics claim to know no man by
bis color and therefore the case above
mentioned struck us more forcibly
T*hen we understood the outrage had
been committed by Catholics. The
Episcopalians are making a strong bid
for the colored people just now, claim
ing to be unprejudiced against color and
it would be well for some of the strong
advocates of that denomination to look
into the matter with the same assiduity
that the Tribune has. There are good
and bad in both Protestant and Catholic
churches and until the milleneum there
is little hope that the deoeendants of
Ham, aa we are styled, will be freed
from the curse of Abraham. There is
one thing we can do, that is, follow the
advice the politicians give when we
wish our equal rightswait. All things
may come out right some day.
What the Catholics will do whenever
and where-ever they are in power was
demonstrated by their action in Mel
rose, this state. The German Catholics
are in the majority in that town and
Father Williams, the Catholic priest,
who has charge of a parochial school,
hoping to promote its interest, inaugur
ated a war against the public schools ior
the pui pose of cutting down the term of
nine months to five. As the Catholics
are in the majority at Melrose, he had
little dim ulty in getting them to vote
for this change at the annual school
meeting, and again, at a special meeting
called by the friends of the public
Bchools. wheie he and his followers
presented themselves in such numbers
as to carry the metting bv a vote of 121
to 112. This result was brought about
by personal and continued appeals from
Father Williams, both in his church and
out of it. Stiaws show which way the
wind blows, and we may prepare our
selves foi a general restriction in our
personal, public and religious liberties
where ever the Catholics get the power
to restrict them.
The Kentucky election has been a sort
of eye-opener for the Democrats and
gives the Republicans great hopes. The
majority of Buckner over all was only
6,748 his plurality only 19,845. Before
the gubernatioral race of Hon. Jas Har
lan, nowjustice of the supreme bench,
the Democrats were not satisfied with a
majority less than 90,000. He cut it
down to 26,000 and it has been getting
lower and lower ever since. The chances
are that in '88 the majority may be
ranged on the Republican side. May
God grant it W
Hon. Frederick Douglass returned
from his European tour Thursday of last
week. Referring to his trip he says: "I
visited England, Ireland, Scotland,
France, Italv, Greece and Egypt, and
was most kindlv received everywhere
I visited the French senate and was
most cordially treated. Nowheie by a
single word, a single look, a single ges
ture was disapproval expressed of my
color or the kink of my hair
When we can all say the same of our
treatment in this country of our birth
we may be proud of having been born
here, but not until then.
Brother Julian Talbot. Bailey editoi
of the Little Rock Sun, has on his fight
ing clothes. He says.
"We respect manhood, it matters not
under what color of the skin it sails, and
the man or set of men who do not re
spect ours we shall force them to do so
at the muzzle of a navy-&ix, if al1
means are impotent. 'Them's oui senti
The return of Queen Kapiolani to the
Sandwich Ibldiids has not ended the
troubles by any means, and there is
dangei of a levolt at any moment.
Des Moines. Iowa.
Mr. Stephen Gi ider fell from a build
mg upon which he was woikmg and
bioke his collai bone.
Mi. and Mis. I. E. Williamson gave a
tea luefeday evening in honor oi Mrs.
and Mibs Pulpiess of Pittbburgh, Penn.
Mr. George Caldwell of Keokuk, who
has been the guest of Mrs. Thomas Mc
Donald 1 or seve1 al weeks returned homewtek.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Lewis
Patton who have been vibitmg Rev. L.
H. Reynolds of Minneapolis, leturned
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blackburn gave
a pleasant tea last Tuesday evening in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. James Windsor
Mr. John Hubbaid and his grandson
Charlie of Cincinnati,who have been the
guests since the past winter of his daugh
ter Mis. Carrie Hubbard-Webb have
Mr. and Mrs. James Windsor of
Bloomfield, Iowa, parents of Mr. Rich
ard Windsor paid him a visit, returning
home last Tuesday accompanied by their
daughter Miss Lizzie.
Miss Luella Davis the young lady who
graduated with the honor of her class
last June, has the obstacle to contend
With that we all have had in her search
for employment, simply her color.
At last the long dry spell has been
broken.and rain began to fall in copious
showers. The long drouth has greatly
damaged the crops of Iowa, but this
rain, though late, will do a power of
Rev. F. J. Peterson has been re-ap
pointed to the charge of St. Paul Chap
el. His brief pastorage ingratiated him
into the good giaces of the congregation
who were pleased to know of his re-ap
Giadually the Des Moines people are
being led to leahze the fact that the
APPEAL has a regular correspond ent.and
to begin to peruse its columns for Des
Moines news. When facts become fully
established it will be more generally
The attention of the people has been
absorbed for some time by the political
issues of the day. The Republican prim
ary is over, the County Convention was
held last Saturday, and the State Con
vention convenes next Wednesday. In
the primary the canvas for sheriff was
hotly contested,more so than any other
of the offices. Many promises were
made by the numerous candidates, and
to the shame of some of our represen
tative men, principle was ignored for
money, selling themselves to the high
est bidders. Until manhood and hon
or surmounts the greed for filthy lucre,
the sacredness of the ballot will not be
realized, neither can we expect that
recognition that belongs to us as free
men. In the County Convention we had
a fair representation of delegates, but
State Convention we are represented
by Mr. Jeffeison Logan and J. H. Poin
dexter. Just now there is a disposition
on the part of the Republican party to
split upon the Prohibition question and
put two tickets in the field. The candi
dates upon the straight ticket are men
that the party can well support.
I. E. W.
Once more we petition you for a
small space in the columns of your valu
able paper that our friends and your
many readers may know how sudden
social happiness has broken in upon our
The program opens"with a grand fes
tival at the Green Chapel, which was
given on the evening of the 9th, by the
Snelling division, No. 138. It was well
attended by the ladies and gentlemen
of the Fort. Excellent strains of music
was furnished by the Twenty-fifth In
fantry Orchestra. Mrs. Anderson's ad
dress on the "'Rvils of Intemperance,"
seemed effective to the audience and
strenthening to the sons and daughters
of the division. Misses Anderson and
Adams, of Minneapolis, were also pres
ent. Another admirab feature of this
entertainment was a compliment en-
titled the "Blue Bells of Scotland,"
which was well rendered from the vio
lin by Master Henry Peterman ten
years of age. Much credit is due Mr.
and Mrs. J. N. Norton and others ior
their good mangement.
he entertainment given by Mrs-.^J.
D. Cooper Thursday evening the 13,will
be-one of the brightest to those who had
the honor of being present, the occasion
was to celebrate the thirteenth birth
day of their handsome and promising
little daughter Christina. Those that
were present: Mr. and Mrs. J. N.Nor
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Wil
liams and Mrs. Austin, First Sergt's.
Ray and Fry, Sergts. Kellum, Beal,
Corporal fiance and Messenger G. H.
Woodbou, Mefcsife. Lee, Brown, Fry,
Woodfork and Bogie. At 11 o'clock a
deliciousLcolation was, served. Games
of various kinds weie enjoyed until 12
p. m., when tlte meny party dispeised,
wishing the little hostess many such
happy anniverharies. T. KELLUM,
Mr. H. L. Letcher is back to the me
tropolis once more.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Wade, of Dubu
que, Iowa, aie in the city.
Mr. Horace Botts has left for N. Y.,
where he will reside a while.
Miss Richie Cooper has returned from
Lake Geneva, in better health.
Miss Josie Mason lost an elegant gold
watch at the Casino link Fuday eve.
Mibs FlorenceYeizei ,of Fiankfoit.Ky.
is vibitmg her sister Mrs. Thomas Hill,
Mr. Louis Gilbert who has been ail
ing for the last month is at his post
Mrs John R. Marshall, of Washing
ton, D. C, is expected in the city this
Mrs D. W. Brown has returned from
Waukesha where she has been for her
Mr. Chas Grundy, who has been
taking his vacation, will be at his post
Miss Allie Robinson, who has been on
the sick list for the past three weeks is
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bowen occupied a
box at the Madison street theater to
witness "Richard III."
Harsh & Taylor are in the lead when
it comes to furnishing first-class "wet
goods." No. 431 State.
When you wish to have a suit nicely
cleaned and repaired call on Pope &
Smith, N). 121, E. Lake.
Rev. T. W. Henderson has been re
turned to officiate as pastor of Quinn
Chapel for two more years.
Mis. Schuyler Murnll and Henry
Haiding,of Nashville, Tenn are the
guests of Mrs. Wmfield Mitchell.
The WESTERN APPEAL will always be
found on sale at Estella Cafe and Chas.
Landre's, 111, E. Harrison street.
St. George commandery cleared oyer
six hundred and twenty-five dollars
which speaks well for them. The of
ficers deserved the highest credit.
Tuesday the 23rd will be tne opening
of the Grand Masonic Convention to be
held in Chicago the 23, 24 and 25 bv the
various grand lodges of the United
All the elders of Chicago were re
turned by the annual conference with
the exception of Elder Jno. Henderson,
who changed places with Elder Jacobs,
formerly of St. Paul.
Quite a number of the fashionable
young ladies and gentlemen went to
Woodlawn Park Saturday and spent the
day in picnicing and dancing, Mr, Fen
ton W. Harsh the master of
The Derby picnic which was to take
place Monday the fifteenth was a com
plete failure, caused no doubt by it com
ing in such close contact with the Union
Social picnic. Stick to the union Derbys
and you will always be sure of success.
The promonade drill by St. George
Commandry at Casino Rink was one of
the best entertainment of the year. The
famous Palestine commandery of Louis
ville, Ky., gave one of the finest drills
evt*r witnessed in Chicago,in all it was a
The Winter Woods Dramatic com
pany under the management of W.
Struader,drew good houses on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday matinee. "Rich
ard III," which was presented on
Thursday evening was rendered about
as good as could be expected although
it would appear from the companies
continued attempt at it, that the cast
is rather difficult for the support which
Mr. Woods.had. Mr. Woods also had
the pleasure of presenting for the first
time in America, "Halvei the Un
known," which was rendered ex
ceedingly well throughout, however,
there is one thing that would be well
for the young aspirants to corret in
themselves, but no doubt it is prevalent
among all amateur theatricals, that is,
a great anxiety on their part to recog
nize some one in the audience, and for
that purpose a continued peering from
behind the curtain prevails. Manager
Stradcr expresses it as his intention to
open engagements for tue company at
an early date at Indianapolis, Ind.,
Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnatti, O.
Thirty white women were employed
in the Chattanooga, (Tenn.,) canning
factory, colored help was put in last
week, and the white women struck in a
body. Thirty colored women took their
places^ All quitir^t^j^ing Jptory.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS*'MINN., AUGUST 20, 1887.
a? of Mr. George Lucas, col
O-., is a first class architi
Miss Delia Black, a
girl living at Apollo*^
Mr. E. J, Howser wasi appointed and
sworn in as an examiner in the pension
office last week. H&&M8#
Dan Pleasants, colored, was lynched
near Baldwin, La., last .week for mur
dering a colored girl. w&
Hon. Joseph H. Rainlfy colored, 4sx-
congressman from Soutli Carolina, died
last week in Georgetown.
A deputy sheriff in Bjton Rouge, La.,
last week shot and killejd a colored man
because he was "impuft|^|^~~. |2|||
At the last drawing of the Louisanna
Lottery an organized body of colored
men in Cairo, III., struck it for $15,000.
Mr. E. W. Wrhite,
i.^ ^weighs 403
colored, of Chatta-
nooga, Tenn., was recently elected a
member of the board of public
The Southern Pacific Railroad, Texas,
has Issued orders to conductors to cease
their attempts to keep colored passen
gers out of first class cars.
Mr. W. H. Lawson, colored, of Loujf-*
ville, Ky., s a first class artist and does
a large business painting banners and
preparing regalias for societies.
The colored people of Kansas own
757.000 acies ot land, valued at $1,225,-
000, and city property valued at $965,-
000 making a total of $2,190,000.
Tobe Watkins, colored, while being
pursued last week at Foit Smith, Ark.,
by an officer who was trying to arrest
him, was shot and killed by an officious
Hon. George D. Wood, white, an
ex-aldeiman of Waco, Texas, is under
an est for criminal assault on a colored
girl 11 years old. Where is Judge
The Colored State University of Ala
bama, is to be located at Montgomery.
James Hale, colored, has been elected
tieasurer. Faculty to be half white and
Dr. D. H. Williams, of Chicago, has
been appointed one of the committee of
anangements for the reception of Presi
dent Cleveland on the occasion of
hit* visit to that city.
Mr. H. Downs, colored, of Greenville,
Miss., who recently won $15,000 in the
Louisanna Lottery is a cotton planter of
considerable means and will know how
to invest his winnings. A^J^
There is a man living near Coleman,
Ga.. who is the father of thirty-four
children. He is 84 years old, has his
third wife with a babe at her breast.and
is as active as most men at fifty.
The colored minister of the church at
Foxville, Va., Farquier county, gave no
tice Sunday thit he intended to purge
his church of worthless members. That
night it was burned to the ground.
Mr. Q. J. Levasseur, colored, of New
Orleans, La., has on exhibition a re
duced fac simile of the magnificent
steamer, Edward J. Gray, as the result
of six months labor with his pen knife.
Prof. W. H. Council, the principal of
the State Normal and Industrial school
at Hnntsville, Ala., has been forced to
resign his position to save the school
from being abolished by the legislature.
Last week, Alex Bell, colored, near
Jackson, Miss., was guilty of cursing a
white boy,for which crime,Ross Lowry,
a nephew of the governor, shot Bell
through the lungs with a Winchester
Mr. John Jackson, colored, a grad
uate of Oberlin College, teaching in
Alabama, was ejected from a first class
caa on account of color, recently. He
has brought suit under the civil rights
bill for $25,000.
The subsidiary high court of Foresters
has decided by an unanimous vote to
fight tooth and nail against the order of
the supreme court of England in favor
of admitting colored men into the or
ganization. Minneapolis was chosen as
the next place of meeting.
Hon. W. H. Jordan, Ex-State Senator,
W. N. Stevens, Matt. N. Lewis, of Pe
tersburg Giles B. Jackson, of Rich
mond Jas Robinson, of the Newport
News, Va. all colored, were last week
examined and declared duly qualified
to practice law in Virginia.
The jury, in the case of Frank Langs
ton, after five times declaiing their in
ability to agree, finally rendered a ver
dict under positive instruction from the
court, of murder in the second degree,
and fixed the term of imprisonment at
eight years. His cousel gave notice of
an appeal for a new trial.
A strong colored base-ball team will
make the tour of California and the
South in October. The nine will* in
clude Stovey and Walker, Newark, N.
J.'s faaious colored battery, Grant, the
crack second baseman, five members of
the Cuban Giants, and Fowler of the
Binghamptons under the management
of Jack Jackson. ||tg
Annie Watkins, colored, apparently
died a few days ago at Paducah, Ky.,
and her body was prepared for the
grave, and all arrangements were made
for the funeral. When the mourners
and neighbors had gathered for the last
rites, they were startled to see Annie
arise out of the coffin. She so far re
coveted as to take part in the Emanci
pation celebration there two days after.
She did not intend to let death inter
ior ging on^^ursion^
The election of officers of the Mason
ic Grand lodge, jurisdictien of Missouri,
just closed in Omaha, resulted as follows:
J. H. Pelham, Hannibal, Mo., grand
master W. T. Mumford, St. Louis, dep
uty grand master W. H. Rhodes, Kan
sas City, grand senior warden? M. O.
Ricketts, Omaha, grand junior warden
W. H. Jones, St. Joseph, grand treasur
er A.R.Chinn,Glasgow,grand secretary
Amos Johnson, secretary of the Mason
ic Board of relief. Hannibal, Mo., was
chosen as the place for next meeting.
Michael Usiffi, a Turk, went to the
house of Mrs. John Foster, colored, of
Richmond, Va., last week, and finding
no one at home but her daughter, Lucy,
aged 17 years, attempted to rape her.
She screamed and the Turk hearing
some one coming ran, Charles Banks
met him at the door and learning the
state of the case, knocked him down
with a brick. He was seyerely wound
ed and was taken to the hospital, where
his wounds were dressed. The next
moininghe had a hearing before the
city court and was remanded to wait the
action of the grand jury.
The following is a list of the colored
men holding public positions in Wyan
dotte, Kan.: M. Benjamin, foreman ot
street gang R. Burdette, deputy street
commissioner G. B. Anderson, metro
politan police officer C. Patterson, sani
tary sergeant G. A. Dudley, sergeant
at-arms city council Isaac Parker, con
stable and deputy shenff B. F. Tillery,
metropolitan police officer Wm. Miller,
member of council Fourth ward G. L.
Fouche, dog-tax collector O. S. John
son, Mail carrier T. P. Shelton, deputy
sheriff and policeman A. Cato, janitor
Mrs. Katie Mason, is visiting in Still
Miss Carrie Harrison, is in the city
The last of the week with Saturday
matinee Bartley Campbell's celebrated
play "My Geraldine," will be pre
The Grand Opera House opens Mon
day,with Haverley's Minstrels, to be fol
lowed the last half of the week, by "Mv
Haverly's Original Mastodon Min
strels, probably the best known amuse
ment organization in America, is head
ing this way, and will give an exhibiton
in this city on Monday Aug. 22. With
All of the stars other minstiel or
ganizations grew out of the reputation
they made in Haverly's Minstrels, and
by his generous and extensive adver
tising them to the public.
Mr. J. H. Haverly is probably the
greatest amusement executive director
and manager any counl ry has ever pro
duced. He directed and controlled at
one time to great success eight of the
largest theatres in America, besides
having seventeen traveling companies.
Haverly's Minstrels hve played con
tinuously for ten years and a half, win
ter and summer, the entire fifty-two
weeks in each year, and it is the only
organizatidn in the world that can
claim such a record during the above
period. This famous company has
visited Europe twice.
The Baptist Congregation will here
after hold their services at 110 Washing
ton avenue South.
Services on Sunday at 10:30 a. m.
Sabbath school at 3:30 p, m., and at
On next Sunday Aug. 21st, Rev. Miles
Bassett, of New Albany Ind., will con
duct our evening services. We extend
a cordial welcome to all lovers of Chris
tianity. EDITOR APPEAL:
The pastor and officers of the Second
A, M. E. Church of Minneapolis desire
to leturn thanks to the friends from St.
Paul, who under the efficient manage
ment of Mrs. T. H. Lyles gave such a
splendid program at the concert on the
10th inst. The net proceeds were $65.15.
L. REYNOLDS, Pastor.
F. L. ANDEHSON, Secretary.
NOTICE, There have been remarks made
concerning the amount realized at the
Hamilton testimonial given by the Ideal
Minstrel Co. The amount was so small
that it was thought best not to publish
it, but unsavory remarks coming from
those who did not attend, leads to the
following report: Received from sale of
tickets, $44.25 from dancing privilege,
$8 00 total, $52.25 expended for band,
$20 00, for hall, $10 00 for printing $6.75
transportation for peiformers, $6.45 for
tambourine, music, etc., $43.20 which
leaves a balance of $9 05.
TURNER and PURCELL.
Last Saturday evening the Lew John
son Colored Company drew a good house
despite the most severe rain storm
known here for years, and they merited
the delight by all who were present
which was manifested by frequent and
most enthusiastic applause. For origin
al Negro melodies and genuine planta
tion specialities they are the best ever
seen in Ogden. They received a
special request from a number of citi
zens to repeat the entertainment, which
they did by rendering a concert Sunday
evening, in strict accordance wHh the
Sabbath by appropriate sacred hymns.
We wish them success, wherever they
go, and we congratulate Mr. Lew John
son, the gentlemanly manager, who de
serves special praise in selecting his
talented corps of colored artists. W. D.
Lee, the general business agent, repre
sents the above company in a very gen
,Uemanly manner.Ogden,Utah, Herald.
THOMAS JEFFERbON. J,
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, etc, fttPricer
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US.
FIRE and SMOKE have slightly
damaged our Stock and we will give you
the advantage. Goods from 20 to 50 per
cent, below regular price.
F. H. PETERSON, & CO.,
tm, NICOLLET and 207 HENNEPIN AVES., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
207, NICOLLET AYENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON ATEHfUS, 8QT7TO
.50 PER YEAR.
Immense Reductions in all
OUR 33RD SEMI-ANNUAL
is now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish-
'ings selling for less than COST in order to reduce stock.
BOSTON One Price Clothing-House,
Cor. Third and Robert Streets, ST. PAUL.
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the West.
THE I.ATEST NOVELTIES
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 at
trouble to show goods.
We buy, sell, rent and deal generally in Real Estate. Wanted houses and
lots for cash purchasers direct from owners. Any property placed with us for
sale or lease will be liberally advertised at our expense. Rents and bills collected
Insurance effected. Mortgage loans for any amount on lowest interest. House
and vacant lots on monthly payments.
BOOT S AND SHOES.
FIRE AND WATER
H. P. WILLIAMS.
WILLIA MS & GO.
fi@105 EAST STREET, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
WATER has soiled a portion of our
Boots land Shoes and we are going to
close out the old get in the new. Half
prices on what is left.
NEXSEN & WILLIAMSJ