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The visit of the President and his
charming, beautiful wife to our city,
marks an epoch in our history that will
long be remembered. With the charac
teristic energy,and spirit of doing things
up in grand style,which seems inherent
in our citizens, the occasion could have
been nothing less than it wasthe
grandest our city has ever known.
'Though our city is Democratic, and, of
coarse, would take especial interest in
the visit of the first Democratic presi
dent our country has had in about a
quarter of a century, politics seemed to
be laid aside, and the people, the whole
people, irrespective of political affillia
tions, creed, nationality or color joined
in one grand, unanimous, spontaneous
ovation to "Our President," each vieing
to outdo the other in doing him honor.
It was very gratifying to note the recog
nition accorded to the Colored citizens
by the appointment of Messrs. T. H.
Lyles, J. H. Loomis and the editor of
the WESTERN APPEAL upon the reception
committee, and who, with their ladies,
assisted in the reception at the Ryan
hotel. By the "will of Divine Provi
dence we are a very distinct class of
people, and by the prejudices of the
dominant race have been constantly
overlooked upon all occasions of the
nature just passed, and this just, but
tardy recognition leads us to conclude
that we are becoming more important
in their eyes, as we become more intel
ligent, and cannot be overlooked with
impunity, any more than the Germans,
the Irish,the Scandinavians,or any other
class of our citizens. With every such
recognition we become more enccourag
ed in the hope that the future is bright
er for us, and that our merit will meet
with reward. There is one thing which
works against us, however, and that is,
lack of race unity. Some of us seem to
forget that no one of us can rise or fall
in the social, moral, financial or politi
cal scale without all rising or falling
proportionately. We all should endea
vor to rise in the different directions
mentioned, and when anyone of us has
the slightest advance in either of these
courses we all should strive, by all man
ner of meaus,to back him up and shove
him further forward. Let us emulate
the virtues and not the vices of our
more highly favored brothers and sis
ters. Let us practice morality, economy,
charity aad brotherly love. Let us en
deavor to become more refined in our
daily intercourse with each other and
the world. Let us forego bickerings,
backbitings and jealous strife, and join
in one grand band to help one another
along the road to a higher plane, than
our fathers knew. Let our motto ever
be "Onward and Upward
The Minneapolis Tribune stirred up a
regular hornet's nest by publishing an
uncalled for editorial on the day after
the visit of the President and Mrs.
Cleveland to Minneapolis. There were
also several skeletons dragged from
closets where they were thought *to be
securely hidden from sight and Dame
Rumor basset her tongue to wagging at
both ends in consequence. Society go
siper are rolling the scandals under
their tongues as sweet morsels
and social circles are in a
state the very opposite from tranquil.
Peace will be restored by the time an
other president pays us a call, and per
haps by that time, we may kuow better
how to manage presidential receptions
so as to make lewe.r soreheads., We
thought, from recent experiences, that
the Colored People were the embodi
ment of petty jealousy, envy and back
biting, but, alas! we find our Anlo-saxon
brothers and sisters are like ourselves
only human, very human. However,
as we are the outside dog in this fight
and we ain't saying a word.
Mrs. Frances E. Willard, the great
temperance worker, evidently is a firm
believer in the efficacy of prayer, as she
has requested all temperance women in
the world, to observe the twelfth of No
vember as "a day of special prayer for
the cause." Good women, as a rule,
and many who are not so good in other
respects, are consistent believers in the
good of temperance and, it is reason
able to presume, that on th day fixed
for the purpose, the fervent prayers of
all such women will ascend to a Throne
of Grace. Surely, they cannot pray for
the removal of a greater evil, and we
sincerely hope their prayers will be
heard and answered.
The newspaper fraternity loses one of
its brightest ornaments in the retire
ment of Mr. T. Thomas Fortune from
the editorship of the New York Free
man who retires to enter another field
of literary work. The change is rather
sudden and entirely unexpected and
we are sorry to part with the bright
young journalist. The name of the pa
per is to be changed to The Age and in
the future is to be strictly Republican.
Mr, Fortune has been appointed on the
staff of the New York Evening Sun.
There is no question of his ability and
we hope he will be eminently success
We hope President Cleveland will
have the privilege of visiting the con
vict camps during his tour of the South.
He can then see how impossible it is for
his party to poll the Colored votes
while such a state of affairs exists. Be
tween parties ther is not much of a
margin so far as white men are concern
ed, but Colored men must look out for
the one that will do the best by them.
We have long since paid our
"debt of gratitude" to the Republican
party and feel free to go with the party
that proves to be the best, no matter
what name it may have. What's in a
Strong efforts are being made to in
duce Roscoe Conkling to enter the po
litical arena again. He was a power of
strength, and we hope he has tired of
his inactivity and will again take the
lead of the Republican lorces in the
Empire State. Had he done what he
could during the last campaign, the peo
ple of the United States would not now
be engaged, as they are, in doing honor
to President Cleveland as he "swings
around the circle."
The Minnesota & Northwestern by
withdrawing from the, Western States
Passenger association has scared up the
other roads running into this city. The
railroads, to use a slang phrase, have
had a festival for a long time and the
public is'in with the M. & N. every
time when they do anything that tends
to break up the high rates that now pre
There are soina of our folks who
think it is about time that Mayor Smith
should appoint some Colored men on
the police force. There are several who
would accept positions and make good
The musical and literary entertain
ment by Adams' German Class at Turn
er Hall, Wednesday evening, November
2nd, will be the most novel affair ever
giyen in St. Paul. The program has been
arranged to suit every taste. For the
devout there is a prayer then a poem
entitled "Hope''and some sweet Sun
day-school songs such as, Always Cheer-
ful." and "Mein Sabbath Heim." Those
who are moved by a concord of sweet
sounds will hear the beautiful solos,
"Ye Mer Birds" "Thou art so near
and yet so far" and "Through the Eye
the Heart doth speak" rendered in the
highest style of the lyric art. Those
who like funny things will roar with
laughter at the "Sad Story of Silly Little
Hans" "The Englishman in Berlin" and
"The Fretful One." For the literary
person, who appreciates the gems of
German literature there is a feast of
good things, such a&, "Die Lorelei"
"Der Handschuh" and "Der Erlkoenig.
The German heart will thrill at "Die
Wacht am Rhein" and the breast of
every true American will throb with
patriotism when the..closing chorus
America is rendered. ^1?
The Garden CityDone up in
Doing's of a Week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E, Bowen spent Sun
day at Pullman, 111.
Mr. Frank Harvey, of Minneapolis
made us a flying visit.
Mr. W. H. Doston, of Detroit. Mich.,
is in the Garden City.
Who is the man that ate the mule
sandwich? We know.
Do not forget the Social Union clubs
give their inaugural hop the 19th.
Miss Zorau-Ball and Florence Yeizer
spent Wednesday at Pullman, 111.
Mr. John H. Franklin and Win. De
lane, of Toledo, Ohio, are in the city.
Hon. H. P. Symms goes gunning,
Wednesday the 12th, I wonder who his
Prof. G. H. Walker, of Toronto, Ont.,
is in the city the guest of Prof. Scott,
355 State street.
Mr. Alex. Taylor who has been in
Kankakee, 111., during the summer is
the week back again.
Mr. Alonzo Malone and Jay Cox leave
for New Mexico the last of October to
be gone about a month.
Mr. Frank Beard, of Detroit, is ex
pected in the city next week to attend
the Autumn club dance.
Mr. W. B. Lawrence of Chatham,Ont,
is in the city, the guest of Judge David
Gutteral, 1709 State street.
Mr. Daniel Henry, Wm. Knox and
C. Johnson from Lake Minnetonka are
in the city for a short stay.
Miss Purdine Carter leaves Thursday
13th for Galesburg, 111., to enter Knox
college to finish her studies.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank White, of Cincin
nati, are in the city the guests of Mr. L,
Gilbert, 105 Ashland avenue.
Mr. M. C. Cowan returned to the city
after a month's sojourn in "Old Ken-guage.
tuk" where he has been visiting his
The jolly good face of W. H. Alexan
der is to be seen in the city after three
months at Waukesha, where he has
been for his health.
Mr. F. W. Harsh is in receipt of some
elegant cards from the Palace hotel at
San Francisco, Cal., his old fried Enoch
Lewis sent them to him.
The social given by the ladies of Quinn
Chapel at Mrs. A. Anderson's was quite
a success and a good crowd was out and
they netted quite a snug sum.
Cards are out for the marriage of Mr.
R. B. Manley to Mies Mattie Jackson,
Tuesday evening Oct. 18th, at the resi
dence of the groom's parents, 2902
A musicale and promonade drill to be
given by the ladies drill corps and the
Prince Hall Consistory, Monday Oct. 24,
at Central hall. Come and have a good
time. Admission 50c.
The eighth series of the Autumn Club
will give a ladies complimentary re
ception Tuesday, Oct. 18th, at Centra^
hall reception from 8:30 to 9:30, ladies
present their cards at the door.
Wednesday, November 2,1887.
Go to the exposition to-night for the
To-night is the last chance to visit the
Fine silk umbrellas and canes at the
Crystal, 253 Nicolett.
Miss Lipscomb, of Cleveland, Ohio,
is visiting of this city.
There is a letter at the WESTTRN AP
PEAL office for Miss Stella Taylor Wood
Miss Boone, of Northfield, is spend
ing a few weeks in our city, the guest of
The new Minneapolis & Pacific pas
senger depot at the foot of of Sixth ave.
North is nearing completion.
The presiding elder, W. C. Travan, is
spending a few days in our city, the
guest of Mrs. Mitchell and her sons.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. Reynolds met there Thursday even
ing in the form of a social, all present
participated in a pleasant time.
The Hamilton-Moore trial came off
iast week which resulted in Hamilton's
acquittal, which is a star in the crown of
justice that our people may well be
The Willing Workers who organized a
few weeks ago auxiliary to the Second
A. M. E. church bids fair to be a rand
success with Mrs. L. H. Reynolds as
A colored man whose name is un
known was struck on the head by a
piece of falling glass while passing the
Merchants block Wednesday afternoon,
and sustained a rather severe scalp
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Jones, who were
recently united in the holy bonds*of
wedlock, have returned home after an
extensive wedding tour of tnree or four
weeks, they will reside at 1015, Third
Editor Blethen, of the Tribnne was
burned in effegy last Thursday night on
account of the obnoxious editorial which
appeared in that paper concerning Pres
ident and Mrs. Cleveland.
ST. PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS, MINN OCTOBER 15, 1887.
Quarterly meeting was held. Stnday
evening, Oct. 9th, at tlie hall, No. 505J,
Washington avenue, South. The total
collections for the day" was $33.88 the
number taking sacrament was fifty-seven
persons. The church has a membership
of sixty persons in full membership and
eighteen members on probation.
The concert given by Minneapolis tal
ent last Tuesday evening, Oct. 11th, was
a grand success, the program was as fol
lows: Anthem, choir $ prayer, Rev. L.
Reynolds anthem, choir: welcome ad
dress, Rev. L. H. Reynolds response,
Mrs. Hollinsworth, Pine Bluff, Ark.
bass solo, Mr. Foley select reading,
Miss Dottie Moorehead solo,Mrs. Hunt
address, "Labor," Mr. Robert Schilling,
Milwaukee, Wis. bass solo, J. C. Todd
solo, Mrs. Hunt tenor solo, S. Carr
roll call )f subscriptions, total received,
$262.40 introductions^:.. G. Plummer
quartette and refreshments. The above
programme was most excellently per
formed by its participants, especially
that of the following persons: Mrs.
Hunt who was introduced as the Night
ingale of Minneapolis well sustained
her introduction, The reading of Miss
Dottie Moorehead was excellent. The
response of Mrs. Hollinsworth was his
torical, beneficial and moat excellantly
IF twenty-five pupils can be obtained
Prof. C. F. Adams, who is now teaching
a German class in St. Paul, will come to
Minneapolis and give a. course in the
language. Persons who wish to become
members of the class will please give
their names to either one of the follow
ing persons: Mr. F. E. Wilson, Mrs. C,
L. Hunt, Mr John G. Sterret, Mrs. C. F.
Wilkins, Mr. A. G. Plummer. Profess
or Adams will not come to the city un
less the requsite number is obtained.
The Professor has taught classes in
Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Wash
ington and other cities and at present
occupies the chair of languages at the
State University at Louisville, Ky. He
teaches what is known as the Natural
Method which has been so simplified
that any person of ordinary ability who
can read and write English well, can get
a fair, practical knowledge of the lan
No English is allowed in the
class room all explanations are given
in German. The system is that of na
ture, the pupil learning German very
much like a child acquiring his mother
tongue. His success has been pheno
menal in every case, as he takes a class
of pupils who never have read or
spoken a word of German and in six
weeks they will go before the public
and give a literarv ami musical enter
tainment every word in German.
Wednesday, November 2, 1887.
Mr. Hampton Woodard paid Peoria a
flying visit last week.
Mr. Wilson Goodwin is very ill at his
residence on Concert street.
The chilly winds of late have made
business lively among those who deal in
Rev. Newton has been giving a series
of sermons on the "Spirituality of
Mrs. Logan and daughter, Mrs. Clark,
of Pueblo, Col,, are visiting relatives in
Mr. Henry Lewis has been sick sever
al days and unable to attend to his usual
Mr. George Bannister has returned
from a pleasant visit among relatives in
Terra Haute, Ind.
Mrs. Roberts after a brief visit to
her brother's family returned to her
home in Indiana.
Miss Lena Hartsfield has joined her
mother in. Omaha, Neb., where they
reside in the future.
Rev. R. Holly spent last week with
his family, preparing them to withstand
the cold blasts of winter.
"The Willing Fourteen" will give a
Mikado entertainment for the benefit of
the A M. E. church on the 29th and
Mrs. Cassie Walker, of Burlington,
spens a few days with relatives last
week, she was enroute to her new home
Rev. W. A. Dove is expected home on
the 13to to spend a few days with his
family before the meeting f the North
Now that cold weather is approaching
and everything looks gloomy and drear
reminding us that "The melancholy
days have come, the saddest of the
Wednesday, November 2,1887.
The old reliable clothing house of Jos.
McKey & Co., has issued its twentieth
semi-annual retail price list for the fall
and winter of 1887. It is a marvel of
beauty and is gotten up in the highest
style of the printer's art, forming a
thing of beauty and a joy forever. It
contains a system of self measurement
by which anyone can get a perfect fit
though living at at any distance from
this city. The prices quoted are as
toundingly low for the class of goods
offered, but anyone can rest assurred of
getting just what he orders. The ele
gant little book will be sent free of
charge upon application to Jos. McKey
& Co. "The Boston," St. Paul, Minn.
Wednesday, November 2,1887.
-Gathered From All Parts
of the Country.
Multnm in Parvo.
Only three of the Colored schools of
New Orleans have colored teachers in
Mr. William Copeland, Colored, has
been nominated for the legislature in
William Hill, Colored, of Greensboro,
Ala, owns 250 acres of land, each acre
good for one bale of cotton.
Louisville, Kv., has a Colored poet of
marked ability in the person of a young
man named Joseph S. Cotton.
The Cuban Giants, the famous Color
ed base ball club, play the Boston
League club at Trenton, to-morrow.
A young Colored man named W. H.
Ashe has been nominated to represent
the counties of Nottaway and Amelia,
Va., in the next legislature.
MissGussie Eva Clark, daughter of
Mrs. Bishop Payne, was married Octo
ber 5th, to Rev. J. H. Jones, B. EM a
Graduate of Wilberforce University and
a resident of Orangeburg, S. C.
Mr. T. Thomas Fortune, has severed
his connection with the New York
Freeman and the name of the paper has
been changed to the Age. The Age will
be conducted by E. Fortune, Jr., and
Jeioine B. Peterson, and will be
Alice Beeman, a Colored belle of New
Haven! has shocked the Colored mem
bers and friends of the colony in that
city by marrying a heathen Chinee. She
is a fine looking mulatto and is the
daughter of one of the most prominent
ministers in Connecticut.
Mr. George A. Bickles, the only mem
ber of the Art Students League of New
York City, is nineteen years old and un
til recently wa8 a stable boy at Islip, L.
I. He was admitted to a membership
upou the merit of his work, and is a fine
musician as well as a good painter.
The Colored comrades of the G. A.R.
who attended the National encampment
at St. Louis were extended a very cor
dial reception. C- A. Pinn, of Ohio,
the first Colored man to preside over a
post of white men, was an aide on the
staff of the commander of the Ohio
Robert Smith, a Colored man of De
troit, Mich., has entered suit to recover
possession of the property now occupied
by Columbia avenue Baptist church.
He claims to have inherited it from his
brother and says that his failure to take
earlier action was because of ignorance
of his rights. The property is very val
Dr. A. Fielding, a well-known Color
ed physician of Knoxville, Tenn., has
inherited 60,000. In 1838, John Field
ing, a wealthy planter, of central Ken
tucky, died and left the bulk of his for
tune, consisting in part of several fine
farms in the bluegrass region to a couple
of Colored boys. Dr. Felding is a des
cendant of one of these and received
the information of his inheritence last
A Colored Cemetery company has
been formed in Louisville, Ky. Thirty
one acres of ground have been pur
chased, and the cemetery will b dedi
cated to-morrow with appropriate cere
monies. The officers of the company
are as follows: Bishop W. H. Miles,
president' A. J. Bibb, vice president
H. C. Weeden, secretary W. H. Gib
son, Sr., treasurer Directors, Felix
Johnson, Felix Fowler, Allen Johnson,
John A. Churchill.
Latest advices from Brownstown,Ark.
report a most sensational elopement
and killing at that place. A Colored
man, somewhat prepossessing in ap
pearance, was placed in charge of the
Colored academy at that place. Soon
after his arrival he became attentive to
a young white girl, Miss Ina Jones,
daughter of the wealthiest planter in
the county, and despite the entreaties
of her parents and friends, the girl al
lowed his attentions and finaly announc
ed her intention of marrying Jeffries,
and although she was carefully watched
she succeded in eloping with him. Her
father and several others immediately
started in pursuit and succeeded in ov
ertaking the pair. Jeffries was instant
ly killed, over thirty balls having lodged
in his body.
Wednesday, November 2, 1887.
All interested in art are cordially in
vited to attend an exhibition of my
work at No. 533 West Seventh street,
Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 2 p. in. until 8
p. m. where I will have on exhibition
fancy drawing, mechanical drawing, oil,
water color, India ink, crayon, coal
pencil and pen sketches.
FRANK J. ROBERSON.
Wednesday, November 2,1887.
MRS. L. A. ROBERSON of No. 533, West
Seventh street, entertained at tea Sun
day evening Prof. C. F. Adams and the
editor of the APPEAL. Her interesting
family, consisting of two talented daugh
ters and an equal number of sons help
ed to pass the evening very pleasantly.
Mr. Frank Roberson has recently re
turned from Germany where he com
pleted his studies in art and not the
least of the pleasures of the evening
was the examination of the products of
$1.50 PER YEAR.
Immense Reductions in al Depart
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 LATEST NOVEIiTTES
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, eta* at Price*
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US.
F. H. PETERSON, & CO.,
*06, NICOLLET and 207 ENNEPIN AVES., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH.
The Largest Household Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
your house up from cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Lew
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 a
trouble to show goods.
THOMAS JEFFERSON. J. H. CUNNINGHAM, |H. P. WILLIAMS.
JEFFERSO N. WILLIA MS & GO.
S^lOo EAST FIFTH STREET, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
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.
NICOLLET 327. AVENUE.
We have just received a full line of Ladies and Gentlemen's
Lace, Patent Leather,
Congress, Patent Leather,
Low Button, Patent Leather.
Patent Leather Button Boots,
Patent Leather Oxford Ties,
Patent Leather Opera Slippers.
NEXSEN & WILLIAMS.
JOH N NEAL
&&J N S A N E
ROOM I 224, fHENNIPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS