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The case of William A. Hazel against
Foley Bros,, proprietors of the Claren
don Hotel, for refusing him accommo
dations on account of his color on the
13th of last May, was terminated in the
District Court last Monday, and result
ed in a verdict in favor of Mr. Hazel.
'The suit was brought under the comaion
3aw, and not under the civil rights act
passed by the legislature of the state in
1885. Though very little has been said
about the case, there was considerable
interest felt among the Colored People
in regard to the matter, as the thinking
portion of the community knew there
was more at stake than the damages
sued for. The main point was to estab
lish the principle, that the rights of the
Colored citizens could not be violated
with impunity by the servants of the
pnblic. The suit was brought for $2,000
damages but the jury agreed upon 25,
though sums ranging from one cent upto
$10,000 were suggested by the jurors.
The people are generally pleased be
cause the verdict is on the side of right
:and humanity, but they would have
&>een infinitely more pleased had the
-damages been assessed at a higher rate
-at least enough to repay the plaintiff
^every dollar either directly or indirect
Jy spent on account of the suit. There
was no desire on the part of Mr. Hazel
to realize any money out of the suit, as
he was fighting for a principle, but the
defendants should have been punished
so severely by the amount of damages
which they are to pay and the costs of
the suit, that they would not again at
tempt to discriminate against anyone on
account of color. It is wonderful to
note the large amount of bitter preju
dice which exists in this city and had
Mr. Hazel been a little more unfortun
ate in the selection of the jury, and had
a few more men perjured themselves to
get on the jury, to-day the principle
would have been established, that a
Colored citizen of Minnesota has no
tights a white man is bound to respect.
But, thanks to Mr. Henry Johns, the
aJMe young lawyer, in his management
of.the ,fase,thanks to the honorable,men
who formed the majority of the jury,
and, last, but n^t least, to the upright
Judge Kelly, for hi* impartial, unbiased
decisions, and for his admirable charge
to the jury, which was so dear and suc
cinct that there was no chanci for the
most ignorant to go astray, thanks are
due to all of these for the victory we
have won. God only helps those who
help themselves, and we have very
much to do before all our rights and
priviliges are secured, Mr. Hazel de
serves our lasting gratitude for the man
ly Btand he took in this matter. With
out a single witness on his side and with
nothing but the facts in the case and
ibis own evidence, he overcame the lies
of a half dozen witnesses on the other
side, and the blatant braying of the con
ceited ass of a shyster who represented
the Foley Bros., and disgusted the re
spectable portion of the jury, the court
iaxtd the spectators, by his utter lack of
courtesv, his utter lack of a spirit of
justice, his exhibition of ibis inborn, de-
spicable character and his utter want of
judgment. If at any time anyone de
sires a counselor who is lost to all sense
_of manhood and one who will stoop to
'ith*lowest practices known to the profes
sion/one who believes prejudice is hon
%eBt conviction, bulldozing is evidence of
lability and blackguardism isoratory and
Jpgic, we heartily recommend the coun-
sel of the defendants
of W. A. Hazel
Bros. Mr. Hazel, a stranger, came to
our city and won a case wbich^tab
lishes a precedant that must redound to
the credit, to the benefit of every Color
ed citizen in the commonwealth. Mr.
Hazel was awarded $25 damages which
everyone knows, who knows anything
aboutthe case, is not enough to pay his
lawyer, to say nothing of other ex
spenses he has had in the case. Would
it not be a good idea for those of us who
appreciate what Mr. Hazel has done,
and who wish to give evidence of their
interest in such matters, and their de
thing looking toward our civil rights, to
make up the amount necessary 'to re
lieve Mr. Hazel from any pecuniary loss
whatever. We have spoken to several
public spirited men upon the subject,
and eveiyone expressed himself willing
to do something. We are so firm in the
belief that the amount can be raised
and will be raised immediately that we
have opened a subscription list at this
office, and all who desire their names
upon the roll of honor may bring or
send them here and the amounts they
will pay. The names of all who sub
scribe will be published in a future issue
of the APPEAL, in order that our readers
may know those who are in favor of
civil rights and are willing to pay some
thing, if necessary to get them. Do not
delay but let this be done at once. 'At
the same time that the Hazel case was
on trial in St. Paul, the Hamilton-Moore
case was being tried in Minneapolis and
it is very gratifying to be able to record
that Mr. Hamilton was acquitted and
the fact has been established that a
black man is justified in protecting the
honor of his wife as much so as a white
man, and that too, by a jury composed
ol white men. There are some ex
spenses in that case that remain un
paid and the people, the whole people
should help to bear these burdens and
not let them rest entirely upon a few
individuals. These two cases are the
most important ones which have oc
curred in the history of the twin cities
in years, and we have won both, thank
God! Others of equal importance
may arise in the future, how
ever, and it will be well for us in time of
peace to prepare for war. We should
form a protective league to take charge
of all cases where our rights as citizens
of the United States are abridged or
denied and fight them to the bitter end.
We are strongly of the opinion that a
State Convention should be called and
some plan formed for the protection of
our civil rights. We would be pleased
to receive communications from our
readers upon this subject.
The convention of the Knights of
Labor has ended. The Colored dele
gates, though few in number, were
above the average in general intelli
gence and were accorded a patient hear
ing on all subjects "in which they took
an interest. The Colored People have
much to hope for from their connection
with the Order. They have already de
rived many benefits and many more
are in store for them, from this organiz
ation the only one that knows no creed,
nationality or color.
The military encampment at Chicogo
was a complete failure. There is one
source of congratulation in the fact that
the Colored troops had nothing to do
with the failure. Perhaps had a few of
them been on hand the affair might
have been a success. Now-a-days there
are few things of great magnitude that
the Colored contingent can be over
looked with impunity.
We look with considerable alarm up
on the recent action in the public
schools in Pittsburgh.^ The pnblic
schoolshave ever been an eye sore to
the Catholics and the new departure in
electing a Catholic priest as principal,
and the endeavor to fill the school with
Catholic teachers, bodes no good for the
system. We may rest assured that the
end is not yet. "^AA^3f
The comments of the Colored press
in regard tothe retirement of T. Thomas
Fortune from the Freeman, and change
of the name and politics of the paper
have beenquite varied. The majority,
however, seem to be of the opinion
that the loss to the .profession will be
hard tp replace.
So, after all, Editor Blethen, of the
Tribune, did not write the famous or
rather infamous editorial. The Tribune
got a big "ad" by the operation "allee
Wednesday, November 2,18871
A Lesson From Central Africa.
A church has just been organized in
Bailunda, Central Africa, which is re
markable in that its fourteen members
are all under twenty years of age. It is
still further remarkable in the high
standard in which these fourteen young
Negro converts from heathenism have
adopted for themselves. Mr. Stover,
missionary of the American Board,
writes as follows with regard to the way
that the question of drinking beer was
It seemed hard to settle, since the
common beer is both food and drink to
them (being thick with the corameal of
which it is made), and is of a much
milder quality than that which is used
in the South and East. However, that
question settle* itself, or rather,S the
"When we first accepted Christ's
words we thought only to drink the
sweet beer. But when we drank the
sweet, we found we wanted the bitter
and when we drank just a little, we
found we were not satisfied, buc wanted
more: so we concluded the only way
was to let it alone entirely." This was
their own decision. They were not
urged to it, neither had they listened to
any eloquent temperance addresses.
They have been taught of the Spirit.
All praise and glory to tne Name above
every name I"
We hear a good deal in this country
about the superiority of the white races,
but it seems to us largely a question of
individuals and of opportunities rather
than of races. Time was when the
Moors of Spain and of Northern Africa
were the most highly civilized and all
things considered, perhaps the noblest
race on earth. Even now the remains
of their ancient splendor excite feelings
of admiration. They are certainly very
far ahead in all that constitutes civiliza
tion, of our British and Saxon progeni
tors. But the Cross triumphed over the
Crescent. The glory of the Moorish
race departed because they rejected the
Gospel of Christ, the only true seed of
progress and prosperity.
Let us thank God that He enabled
our forefathers in these early times to
accept the Cross as their inspiration for
peace or war, and that at a later period
He inspired their descendants to throw
off the bondage* of superstition which
had degraded the religion of Christ into
a means of tyranny and profligacy. It is
to this, and not to any inherant good
ness or power, that we owe the ascend
ancy of the Anglo-Saxon race in the
Christian England, Christian Ameri
ca and Christian Germany and Belgium
are pouring the vilest kind of fire-water
into the heart of Africa to destroy the
Negro race and Central Africa rises in
the persons of these fourteen young
converts to stem the tide of destruction,
laying, "We will have nothing to do
with the poison in any form."
Possibly the church members of this
country may have no direct connection
with the sin of sending rum to Africa.or
selling it at home, but are they all as
true to the Spirit of the Gospel as the
members of this new church away in
the dark continent? Are they all tee
totallers? And are they doing all that
they can in the way which to each may
seem most effective to save there from
the curse?N. Y. Weekly Witness,
Wednesday, November 2,1887-
A Good Muffler for 50c at the Crystal,
253 Nicollet ave.
Fine silk umbrellas and canes at the
Crystal, 253 Nicolett.
All Wool half hose at 25c at the Crys
tal, 253 Nicollet avenue.
Lined Gloves in Kid, Buck, etc., at
$1 at the Crystal, 253 Nicollet ave.
Mrs. Webb from Des Moines, Iowa, is
our city, the guest of Mrs. R, J. Cole
The Ladies Sewing circle meets at the
residence of Mrs. S. Mitchell, 2806,
Cedar avenue, this week.
The firm of Gilspie & Perkins, better
known as the St. Julian restaurant, No,
215 and 217 Hennepin avenue, closed
Mrs. Mary Penn, the mother of Mrs.
L. H. Reynold's, is expected in the city
soon to spend the winter with her
daughter 1 ~&^F&*t*B>
The stewardess of the Second A. M,
E. church will give asocial at the resi
dence of Mrs. Bolden, 1819. Fifth ave.,
South, Thursday evening, Oct. 20th:
Mrs. R, J. Coleman and Mrs. Webb
are forming a class of vocal music, the
terms are so reasonable that not a young
or gentleman In Minneapolis should
missjoining it. SBSg&mi
Bev, L. H. Reynold's preached an ex
cellent sermon on "The Sacredness of
the Marriage Vow" after which there
was a collection of |11.08 received for to
assist in paying the attorney of Gilbert
The White Cross movement is steadi
ly gaining ground, and each Sunday ser
vice is a further indication ol the hold
it is taking on public sentiment. The
meeting last Sunday afternoon was held
in the South Minneapolis Baptist taber
nacle, and Gol. James Fairman repeated
by invitation, his address, "The Re
connoissance Before the Battle."
The Shorter Lyceum society meet at
their usual place of meeting, 505}
Washington avenue South, last Tuesday
evening, finding no program prepared
they adopted a debate for the evening,
"Resolved, That the Negro should vote
the Democratic ticket." The affirma
tive being Mr. River's,Masev and Torn
erj|gNegati?ft, Bfr. J. Sterrett, L. H.
Feal and A. Lewisflhe audiences being
the judges,decided in favor of the
The announcement of the Grand Ger
man concert and Entertainment which
was announced here last week has cre
ated a great fur|or among Minne
apolitans. Fromnipresent indications
more than one hundred of our people
will go to St. PauL|n Wednesday, No
vember2nd to haw a good time. A
large number of tickets have already
been sold and it would be well to get
tickets in advanceto avoid the rush at
the door. Ticketslcan be obtained from
any of the following persons: Mr. J. G.
Sterritt, 324 Hennepin, Mr. A* G. Plum
mer, Boston. Block, Mrs. C. L. Hunt,
211 Washington avenue North, Mr. F.
E. Wilson, SotelA*demore, Mrs. C. T.
WilEins, 1214 Enjftison, Mr. Jasper
Gibbs, West hotelip This is to be the
most novel affair ever given in the
Northwest will take place at Turner
Hall, St. Paul, November 2.
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 ojtordinary ability who
can read and write English well, can get
a fair, practical knowledge of the lan
guage. No English is allowed in the
classroom 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-, lever have read or
spoken a word of German and in six
weeks they will go before the public
and give a literarv and musical enter
tainment everv word in German.
Wednesday, November 2,1887.
Three Promising Young Men.
Under the above heading the Courier
Journal, of LoTusville, Ky of last Sun
day makes the following mention of
their Colored young men:
"Among the young men holding
very creditable positions in business
and commercial affairs, Messrs. Jas. S.
Byrant, John Fowles, Jr., and Will
Johnson are considered the most promi
nent. James Byrant is the official
stenographer and Notary Public in. the
law office of Barnett, Noble & Barnett,
having worked himself up from office
boy to his present station since 1883.
John Fowles is collecter and shipping
clerk for the well known wholesale
house of Dennis Long & Co. and a
pbongrapher of no mean ability. Will
Johnson is a shipping clerk for the to
bacco firm of White & Co., and also a
junior partner in Moore & Johnson's
confeptionery corner of Ninth and Wal
nut streets. These young men receive
excellent salaries/enjoy the fullest con
fidence and esteem of their employers
and all who know them, and are des
tined to make their mark."
'4881 'Z JoqraeAOjj 'ABpsaupa^
The old reliable clothing house of Jos.
McKey-A 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
4 Boston," St. Paul, Minn.^
Wednesday, November 2,1887'. 4
Heads on His
Was seen in one of the palatial resi
dences onSummit avenue a few nights
since. One was his own, the other was
his sweetheart's, and as she looked up
into his face her eyes beeming with love,
she sweetly said: "O darling, do take
me to the Grand German Entertainment
at furner Hall, Wednesday evening, No
r5//" ^*5fi Cfe
To My Friends.
As I am going to leave Minneapolis
for Helena, Mont., on or-before the 1st.
day of November I would be pleased to
have those wishing to have photos of
themselves, to give me a call. |Sft
J. P. BAL^S
221 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolist^||lp
NRXT week at the Grand Opera House
Mr. Sol Smith Russel will be the attrac
tion for the first half of the week, and
Modjeska with her own company, for
the last half. There will be matinees
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
There is little use to say anything in
commendation of these well known art
ists as the mere mention of their ap
pearance wi|t^ ^ciefti .to fill the
Wednesday, November 2,1887
The St. Joseph (Mo) Mirror after a
suspension of several weekshas resumed
The Colored lillnlnant, "John" H.
Alexander is now stationed at Fort
Mr.O.H.Taylor, Colored, is serving
onthepetitjuryinthe U. S. Court, at
Louisville, Ky., f^VfT^Wf,
The burden of the Colored press
throughout the whole country is that
we need race unity.
Mr. G. Gray, Jr., is Issistant secre
tary at the Republican Committee rooms
in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Kentucky State Colored Normal
school at Frankfort, Ky., has opened
with thirteen scholars.
Fred Douglass has been invited to
stump the state of New York for the
Republican ticket and Col. Grant.
Mr. W. H. Johnson, Colored, has
been appointed Republican State Com
mitteeman at large for New York.
Chicago boasts of a Colored meta
physician or christian science healer in
the person of Dr. Albert S. Fields.
Mr. Stephen Chaver, of Jackson,
Mich., has been awarded a back pen
sion of $2,000 and a monthly one of $12.
The Republicans of Leavensworth,
Kansas, have nominated John L. Wall
er, a Colored attorney, for county clerk.
Mr. H. C. Smith, editor of the Cleve
land Gazette, has been appointed elec
tion clerk for the Ward in which he
lives for the third time.
Thomas H. Young and wife, Coloied,
have sued the proprietor of the Ebbit
house, Washington, for $500, charging
discrimination on account of color.
Mr. H. H. Kprague has been nomi
nated for state Senator and Mr. J. C.
Chapelle for State Central Committee
men in Boston, Mass. Both are col
Hons. Geo. Ecton, J. W. E. Thomas
and Dr. D. H. Williams, all Colored,
were members of the reception com
mittee on the occasion of the Presi
dent's visit to Chicago.
Mr. Cornelius Bowser, who is a tick
et seller at the Chestnut Street Opera
House, Philadelpnia, Pa., is, as far as is
known, the only Colored man holding a
like position in,the country.
Mr. T. McCants Stewart, the Colored
lawyer, has written a letter to the
Democratic State Committee of New
York, offering his services as a speaker
in behalf of the Democratic state ticket.
One more book has been added to the
list of those written by Colored authors.
It is called "Christianity Islam and the
Negro race,"" Edward W. Elyden, L. L.
D., the distinguished scholar, is the
Hon. J. Pennoyer Jones, of Arkan
sas City, Ark., was appointed a delegate
to the Western Waterways convention
by the Governor of Arkansas. The
convention met in Memphis, Tenn., last
The St. Joseph (Mo) Radical gives a
list of forty-two Colored residents who
have accumulated $1,000 and more.
Messrs. Robt. Foster and Wm. Harris
head the list with $15,000 and $10,000
The Prohibitionists of Allegheny
county, have nominated Mr. Emanuel
Marshall, Colored, as county commis
sioner. The same party in Newark, N.
J. nominated Rev. J. W. E. Bowen, also
Colored for the legislature.
Ex-Senator Bruce, of Mississippi, has
been invited to deliver and address at
the secend annual state fair to be held
at Petersburg, Va., under the auspices
of the Colored Agricultural and In
dustrial Association of Virginia, j*
Mr. A. G. Drake, Colored, a well
known temperance lecturer of Louis
ville, Ky., visited the county jail in that
city a few days ago and.delivered an ad
dress to itsinmates. As a result of the
address forty-seven moonshiners who
were imprisoned there ajgned the
temperance pledgeV/^gJJ^ A
J Important Notice.
The Masonic Fraternity will at once
see the utility of having in their posses
sion an Annual Masonic Directory that
will give the name of every Grand
Lodge, Chapter, Coinmandery or mem
bers of the Consistory. Town, City, or
State in which they are convened. And
the name and residence of each and ev
ery individual member. Such a book
published annually, will be invaluable
to every member of the Fraternity.
The publisher earnestly requests that
the Grand Secretary of each and every
Lodge, Chapter, Commandery and Con
sistoy will please forward to me, on a
Postal Card hisname and address, as I
wish to fowardeach one of them a print
ed letter desiring of them to accept the
agency, and gauranteeing them a royal
ty on each book, something to their fi
nancial and personal interest.
HKNBY H. GRIFFH?,
65 Hanover Street, Boston, Mass,
Booms 3 and 4
ROOM I 224.
is now in progress, ALL CLOTHING, Hats and furnish-
ings selling for less than COSTin 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 NOVELTIES
Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, eto* atPricer
that Defy Competion., CALL AND SEE US.
F. H. PETERSON, & CO.,
NICOLLET andWHENNEPIN AVES., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, and 323, WASHINGTON AVENUE, SOUTH.
The Largest Household Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We can fit
font house up from cellar to garret. We maka a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Goods. People going to house-keeping will do well to give us a call. We
carry a full line of Second-hand Household Goods, as well as new, and we will
give yon Pricesthat no other house can compete with. Give us a call, as it is ne
trouble to show goods.
THOMAS JEFFERSON. J. H. CUNNINGHAM,
WILLIA MS &
NICOLLET 327, AVENUE.
Hh Bits and Shoes.
We have just received a full line of Ladies and Gentlemen's
PATENT LEATHER SHOES'
Paten Leather, 4
Congress, Patent Leather,%
Low Patent Leather
H. P. WILLIAMS.
105 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 owneis. 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.
Patent Leather Button Boots,
Patent Leather Oxford Ties,
Patent Leather Opera Slippers.
NEXSEN, & WILLIAMS.