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In looking over the Minneapolis
Tribune a few davs ago, we were struck
with the truth of the following remarks
of Mr. N. H. Ensley, a noted champion
of the Colored People, and one who has
given much thought to the social con
dition of his fellows:
"As far as the new South is concerned,
there is no doubt the colored men have
improved their condition vastly in the
last.few years. The most liberal mind
ed men in our section of the country
are beginning to realize the fact that
the colored man is the equal of his white
brother intellectually and should be
treated accordingly. Warren Cowan,
judge of Chancery, of Vicksburg, Miss.,
told me that there was a time when he
conscientiously thought keeping a man
in bondage was profitable, and war
ranted by both the Bible and civil law,
and now the idea was positively repul
sive to him. He but echoed the senti
ments of thousands of others in our
section of the country."
"I think Blaine would be the strong
est nominee of the Republican party in
the South, but during the last ten years,
notably during '75 and '76, the Repub
lican party failed to give adequate pro
tection to the colored men in the South,
and naturally they are not disposed to
affiliate themselves as closely with the
party as heretofore."
"I am not a follower in the Sara Jones
style ot religion, and would under no
circumstances' go to hear him. Mr,
Moody is net as popular among the col
ored men as heretofore. The impress
ion largely prevails that during one of
his recent revivals in the South he
stretched a rope across the hall to
divide the colored from the white wor
shipers. The color line might be
drawn in anything but religion, but
where you distinguish in the matter of
worship you commit a grave error."
It would be well for many more of
our white brothers to entertain the
same sentiments as Mr. Ensley.
The meeting of the Colored citizens,
held in the court room last Tuesday
evening, was one of the most harmon
ious mass meetings ever held in this
city. All parties seemed to have one
object in view, and that, the promotion
of our best interests. It is becoming
more clearly evident to even the most
obtuse of us, that there is but one safe
and sure road to success, in any under
taking having for its object the better
ment of our condition on this earth, as
well as for the preparation for a home
beyond this vale of tejars, and that road
is Unity, or, in other words, we must
help ourselves. We are sorry to see
some gentlemen declining positions to
which they were elected as those who
declined, were men of intelligence and
their familiarity with public affairs
would have been of vast benefit to us
in our deliberations. We hope that
none of us will lose sight of the import
ance of the coming convention and that
those who were not selected as dele
gates will lead their assistance to the
delegates in making the proposed or
ganization of practical benefit to us all.
Remember the sentiment of the call,
"in union there is strength" and let us
in this movement work together as one
man. What benefits one, benefits all,
what injures one, injures all, may we
extend onr best efforts in the direction
that will lead to benefits and thus es
cape the injuiies.
It is said that dull times are not
'known by the agents for the great pub
lishing house of George Stinsen & Co.,any
Portland, Maine. The reason of this
xceptional success is found in the fact
that they always give the public that
Which is keenly appreciated and at
prices that all can afford. At present
we understand, their agents are doing
wonderfully well on several new lines.
They need--many more agents in all
parts of the country. Tnose who need
profitable work should apply at once.
Women do as well as men. Experience
is not necessary, for Messrs, Stinson &
Co., undertake to show all who are will
ing to work, not hard but earnestly, the
path to large success. It should be re
membered that an agent can do a hand
some business without being away from
home over night. Another adyantage
it costs nothing to give the business a
fair trial, and an agent can devote all
his time of only his spare moments to
it. Stinson & Co. guarantee grand suc
cess to all who engage and follow simple1
and plain directions that tney give. We
have not space to explain all here, but
full particulars will be sent free to those
who address the firm their full address
is given above.
A few days since a Colored elevator
boy in Boston had his head cut off by
the elevator.' Such an accident could
not have happened had the automatic
door, invented by Mr. Miles, of Duluth,
to which we referred a lew weeks ago,
been in use. We hope to see the in
vention of Mr. Miles come into general
use throughout the country.
Warden Stordock was indicted on two
counts by the grand jury at Stillwater
last Friday, the trial is set for the 25th,
and it is to be hoped he will be sent to
the penitentiary of which he is now
warden, if he is really guilty. We have
no pity for officers of the law who are
worse than the criminals under their
The yawping of such anarchistic
cranks as Herr Most must be suppressed
or there will soon be occasion for the
repetition of last week's legal tragedy.
This is a free country and we believe in
free speech, but not for the purpose of
inciting riot and bloodshed.
We have received the inital number
of the Taborian Journal, a monthly de
voted to the interest of the Order of
Twelve, published at Memphis, Tenn.,
J. T. Turner, editor. It is a six column
folio and presents a fair appearance.
Rev. R. Holly visited his family laBt
Bishop Brown is expected to pay us a
Mrs. K. Manning, of St. Panl, is the
guest of Mrs. Brooks.
Mrs. Henrietta Buckey and Mrs.
Jane Coons are on the sick list.
Rev. W. Newton conducted the first
quarterly meeting on the 13th.
Rev. A. J. Burton, of Muchikinoch,
spent several days in the city last week.
Rev. C. W. Newton visited the
Missouri conference in session at St.
Louis last week.
Rev. W. A. Dove is resting at home a
few days, he has charge of the church
at Hannibal, Mo.
Mr. Fred Fields who has spent two or
three weeks very pleasantly among
relatives and frieds returns to his busi
ness at Milwaukee, Wis.
Mrs. Wm. Coalson, of Des Moines,
has been visiting the family of Mrs,
Geo. Caldwell during the past week.
We are having lovely Indian summer
weather now, but we know that soon
the hazy atmosphere aud balmy air will
give way to lowering clouds and chilly
winds, ice and snow.
The Mikado entertainment at the A.
M. E. church netted a clear profit of
$60 which the "Willing Fourteen"
placed in the hands of the trustees to
pay the interest on the main debt of the
A pleasant entertainment complimen
tary to Mr. Fred Eields was given bv
the young men of the city. The ladies
of St. Mary's church had charge of the
refreshments. A literary program was
carried out. Miller's band discoursed
sweet music and the lovers of the
terpsichorean art indulged to their
hearts content. The wee sma' hours
crept upon the merry revelers ere they
were aware of the flight of time, and
forced them to seek their homes.
Why is it that our people are so loth
to subscribe for a paper published by
members of our own race, then spend
five times the cost of a year's subscrip
tion during a month for something not
worth half the value of a good paper
they want all of the doings and hap
penings in their community written up
but instead of taking the paper in which
their names appear they are content to
borrow their neighbors There are
enough of our race in Keokuk to swell
a long subscription list and insure a
weekly letter.. See to it friends. This
paper can be found at 1604 Fulton street
where subscriptions will be taken at
Forty colored farmers in Butler county
Missouri, have succeeded in raising a
crop of cotton this season, the first in
the history of the state.
DoneHSp in Small Parcels
the Edification of Our
^4 Many Readers, ^Mk
Des Moines society is being quite no
ticeably turned into various clubs and
organizations this season, the latest be
ing the Young Ladies club which meets
with F. J. Peterson Friday afternoon.
While the Daughters of the Heroes of
Jericeo will give an entertainment
thanksgiving evening at Hansen's hall.
The A. M. E. Sunday school will give
a sacred concert the 27th under the
management of the superinteddent, L.
a Organ in the Interest f the
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TlSl^iBK'wffl %leaW^ard6# the
Des Moines correspondent for his long
silence, for, having been traveling in
the interest of an insurance company,
his time has been so nearly consumed
that all correspondence was neglected,
in order to do that well. Being, again
at home he droes you a few lines from
his city. Quiet and peace reign once
more in our city, the excitement and
bivouac of the political war is ended,
and the "country is saved." No politi
ca^Hsstte^for many years ha^been so
persistently and stubbornly contested
by each political party as the one in the
last election. There has been practi
cally but two questions before the peo
ple, viz: Whisky or no whisky, pro
hibition or no prohibition. The en
thusiasm began with th*. opening of the
campaign and continued until its close,
resulting in a practical prohibition vic
tory in the state, and nearly so in the
county and city. The question was one
that closely divided the votes of the
rhite and colored voters alike, hence
the victory of the old party of the past
was not so easily wjn this time. The
independent Republicans and Demo
crats elected ne Democratic represen
tative and a Democrat for sheriff, the
rest ot the Republican ticket was elect
ed. Each year convinces the dominant
party that the Negro is growing tired of
promises and must be fed on more
wholesome food in the future.
One of the most commendable efforts
in our midst for some time was that of
twelve young men of the church and
congregation of St. Paul's A. M. E.
church, who a few weeks ago, organized
themselves into a committee to decorate
and remodel the interior of the church.
To say the least, the work was done,
and well done, and the church was reusually
opened last Sabbath with music an ad
dress suitable for such an occasion.
The following are the names of the com
mittee: L. E. Barton, J. H. Shepherd,
M. B. Jackson, W. M. Coalson, S.Wiley,
S. G. Lewis, John Beeler, Oscar Crock
ett, W. H. Birney, E. M. Houston, C.
A. Greenway and E. W. Vaughn.
One of the chief social events of the
season w^s the ladies reception by Mes
dames J. L. Blagburn and E.W.Vaughn
at the home of the latter Thursday
from 2 to 6. o'clock. The house was
handsomely decorated with flowers, the
windows were darkened and the house
brilliantly illuminated. There were
over eighty guests invited.whose names
lack of space will not allow me to men
tion, and but few regrets were received.
To charmingly entertain so many is a
very difficult undertaking, but the hos
tess proved equal to the occasion and
made it an alternoon long to be pleas
Mrs. W. M. Coalson having terminat
ed a pleasant visit of several days with
friends in Keokuk and Ottumwa re
turned home Wednesday.
Mrs. Susenns, of Michigan, is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Henry of this
Mr David Bassfield returned Wednes
day from a several weeks' visit with
friends in Washington,Keokuk and Mus
Miss Carrie Hubbard Webb, one of
Des Moines' greatest musicians, who
has been visiting friends in Minneapo
lis and St. Paul, returned Tuesday, im
proved in health, and having spent a
most delightful season with her friends.
The members of the sewing circle will
give a thanksgiving dinner.
Mr- and Mrs. G. H. Cleggett have
issued invitations to a number of their
friends for a thanksgiving dinner.
Mrs. S. P. Clark, who has been the
guest of Mrs. W. H. Milligan, of Anim
osa, for several weeks returned Thurs-
Mr. Jefferson died at his home in
South Des Moines last Friday after a
brief illness. He had been ailing along
time but was not considered dangerous
ly so, and the news of the death was a
great surprise to many. He was one of
the pioneers of this city having moved
here in 1869. He was a man of energy
and determination, by close economy
and labor at his trade of blacksmithing,
as well by his shrewd management had
accumulated a fair fortune which was
spent quite freely in upbuilding the A.
M. E, church of which he was a mem
ber. He is survived by an aged mother,
a wife, bis sons'and four brothers and.
2$ A. M. E Church Notesv.
The services at the St. James, church
last Sunday were qiite interesting.
Rev. Henderson prefaced his morning
sermon with a few pithy observations
concerning the anarchists and anarchy.
He said: "The is nothing in American
social conditions that would justify any
People of the Northwest.
ST. PAULm MINNEAPOLISfMINN., NOVEMBER 19, 1887.
intelligent ad indintrious person in
sympathizing with tU^doctrines of an
archy or the executed? fanatics who so
vehemently espousedfthe vain cause."
Also he said: "Thevtrue remedy for
personal poverty is personal industry
just as the best meanftiof obtaining civil
rights, is the intelligent use of civil
rights, if the law guarantees life, liberty
and piopurty, it also provides adequate
and lawful means for protecting the
subject in these rights, for the individ
ual to seek other tt&n lawful redress,
places him outside the protection of the
laws? 'In the case before-our country to
day, perhaps a righteous indignation
hurried both judges arid.jury somewhat
beyond the law and die evidence, hev
er-the-less it only leads them to a
measure, the expediency of which ail
future events will 'attest and com-
mend.' -^rffe i
At three e'clocsTifflB: Sabbath schoel
met and reorganized by electing the
following officers: Superintendent, T.
H. Lyles assistant superintendaut, R.
Taylor secretary, Miss Cora French
corresponding secretary, Wm. Queen
treasurer, Mrs. A. J. Henry choristers
Mesdames W illiams and Lyles. There
were forty-eight pupils present. The
Sabbath school for the past two years
has been under the care of R. Taylor,
who leaves it in a flourishing condition.
Mr. Lyles enters upon his work with
zeal and a bright outlook.
The. evening services were largely at
tended by persons of both races. Rev.
Henderson, as a prelude, referred to
the presence of Rev. D. S. Moody, in
Minneapolis, and .Baid: Notwith
standing the quite just dissatisiaction,
we may feel at the conduct of Mr.
Moody in reference to caste prejudices,
nevertheless the thousands of conver
sions which have crowned his labors at
test the genuineness of his call,and pro
claim him to be a man whose labors are
blessed of God: Let us pray for his
success." The text chosen was Rom.gloves
10th chap, and 1 verse. The theme,
"Prayer." During the announcements,
Rev. Henderson said of the German
class: "We should feel proud and
gratified to have ffered to us the ser
vices of one of the talent and efficiency
of Prof. Adams, whose success both
here and in other cities entitle him to
the heartv and liberal patronage of all
persons having a desire to learn the
useful German tongue." He also spoke
of the studio opened by Mr. Frank
Robinson and recommended him as an
artist of thorough training and fair
skill. Of the civil rights meeting he
hadprevioualy said: "Conventions are
a farce, a gathering in excite
ment, and after ignorant and vain
wrangling adjourn in confusion, leaviug
both the people and the cause in dis
repute, however, a convention which is
an orderly gathering of intelligent per
sons assembled to benefit a cause, and
willing to sacrifice mean little ambi
tions for that purpose, cannot fail to be
productive of good. the coming state
convention is composed of intelligent
and decorous colored gentlemen who
assemble with the intention of doing
business, it will not only recommend
our cause to favorable consideration but
the fact of us having held a dignified
and intelligent convention would call
forth favorable expressions which would
go a long way towards consummating
the object we have in view. In public
meetings we should never be guilty of
conduct which would give rise to such
sneering reports as have appeared in
some city papers concerning public
meetings, which I hear have been held,
but from which professiona duties de
Rev. L. H. Reynolds, of Minneapolis,
and Rev. Henderson exchange pulpits
Almighty God in His allwise provi
dence has seen fit to remove from us our
beloved brother, Dr. Geo. W. Brooks.
He was born in Washington, D. C, and
was a graduate of Howard University in
that city, and stood high in his profes
sion. His family now resides in Wash
ington. A great man fell when Dr. G.
W. Brooks passed away and he will be
missed here by a host of friends. He
was buried by the, Odd Fellows. -"He
was als a, mason and at some future
time it is the intention of the masons
to send his remains to his wife. The
lodge offered the following resolution:
We, as a lodge extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved family and
friends. We as a lodge mourn his loss
and it is ordered that the members of
this lodge wear crape for thirty days
and a copy of these resolutions be spread
upon the minutes and a copy trans
mitted to his wife and family. Also
that his vacant chair be draped for
thirty days. H. C. Cary, P. N. F.
H. Dunlop, P. N.E. Jas. Tyler, P. N.
F. Jno. Jacksen, P.N. F. J. K. Clay
ton, V. P. Frank Jackson, P. N. F.
Invitations are out for an entertain
ment by a so called "Excelsior club" of
Minneapolis. As members of the only
Excelsior club in Minneapolis, we deny
auy knowledge of that club's intentions
of giving any entertainment, said club
having held no meeting since last
Lou. PURCRLL, Vice Pres. isH
WM. M. SMITH, Sec.
CHAS. STANSPL, chr'm. ex. com,
There is a Colored student in the
Washington University Law School at
St. Louis, Mo., the wealthiest and toni
est college in the- cityfe!
Paragraph of News Pertaining
,to Colored People in All
i&4 Part of the U. S^.
$-' Carefully Compiled. ffS|4
Mr. R. B. Bagby, Colored, was dis
charged from the treasury department
recently for being a Republican. &
Mr. George Waring, son of the prim
cipal of Sumner high school, St. Louis,
Mo., is shortly to go to Europe to finish
his education. j^
Ohio will have two Colored represent
atives in the next General Assembly.
Hons. Jere Brown and Wm. Copeland,
of Cincinnati. "J-
Charles Henry Locksley, Colored,
aged eleven years, of Atlanta,TGa^mW"
been sentenced to a life imprisonment
for stabbing Milo Thomas, who slapped
him during a quarrel.
Hon. Blanch K. Bruce, lectured on
"The Race Problem," at Winona,Minn.,
Tuesday evening to a very large audi
ence. H was the guest of Congress
man Wilson, while in the city.
The following named Colored men
were elected last week to the Virginia
legislature: Jno. H. Robertson, W. W.
Evans, W. H. Ash, A. W. Harris. N. M.
Griggs, Britton Baskerville, Goodman
A few years ago Mrs. Robt. O. Smith,
a colored lady at St. Louis, Mo., pur
chased apiece of real estate in Kansas
City, paying $2,500 for 40 feet. It is now
worth $10,000 and she has refused sev
eral offers for it.
Charles Matthews, of Hartford, Conn,
the Colored feather weight champion of
the state, and Jimmy Clark, a feather
weight of New Haven, fought with hard
man old barn in Plainville, late
Monday night, Matthews winning in the
I Civil Bights.
The adjourned civil rights meeting
was held in the district court room Tues
day evening with Rev. W. Gray chair
man and Messrs. W.-H. Butt, and S. W.
McKinlay'secretaries, and was a very
harmonious and satisfactory meeting.
The minutes of the last meeting were
read, amended and approved. The
committee on call and apportionment
then made the following report:
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 15. '87.
Feeling a deep interest in the devel
opement of the great state of Minnesota
appreciating the blessings of her just and
liberal laws and the kindly feeling of
her best citizens, and believing in union
there is strength, we deem it wise and
prudent that we should take some action
to advance our industrial and civil
rights vouchsafed to us by the constitu
tion of the United States and the stat
utes of this commonwealth. Recent de
velopements have demonstrated the
fact that there is a disposition on the
part of some to abridge the rights guar
anteed by the constitution and the laws
of this state. Therefore, we the Color
ed citizens of St. Paul, in mass meeting
assembled, do hereby issue a call for a
State convention to meet in the hall of
the House of Representatives in the city
of St. Paul on Monday Dec. 5th., 1887 at
ten o'clock A. M. for the purpose of ad
vancing our interests in these matters,
and after due deliberation to forn. such
an organization as may be agreed upon
having for its object the protection ol
our rights hereinbefore stated. And,
for the purpose of carrying out these
provisions it is hereby requested that
the Colored citizens in the several coun
ties of the state meet and from their
number elect the number of delegate
from each county as follows: Hennepin
18, Ramsey 21, Washington 5, Freeborn
2, Polk 3, Rice 5, Winona6, St. Louis 4,
Steele 3, Anoka 3, Wright 2, Clay 3,
Dakota 3, Goodhue 2, Blue Earth 3.
All other counties not mentioned in the
above list are requested to send two
F. D. Parker,
N. F. Butt,
H. P. Williams,
E. P. Wade,
J. H. Cunningham,
J. Q. Adams,
The report was adopted.
A committee to select delegates to the
convention was appointed as follows:
J. W. Luca, E. P. Wade, N. F. Butt,
P. Harris, and S. Washington.
During the retirement of the commit
tee remarks were made by T. H. Lyles,
J. H. Loomis, H. P. Williams^ G. C.
Allen, N. Gillard, S. W. McKinlay and
The committee then appeared and
reported the following named gentle
men the delegates for Ramsey county:
Rev. Wm. Gray, Rev. Jno. M. Hender
son, J. H. Loomis, T. H. Lyles, J. W.
Luca, Robert Banks, N. F. Butts, I. W.
Evans, S. H. Grooms, D. E. Talbert,
J. Q. Adams,' Robert Hunton, J. H.
Hickman, H. P. Williams, J. K. Hilyard
E. Hardy, Chas. James, S. W. McKin
iey, F. D. Parker, Harry Howard, and
E. P. Wade. Mr. H. P. Williams de
clined to act and Mr. R. E. Anderson
was substituted and the committee's re
port was adopted.
A motion was carried for the appoint
ing of an executive committee which
the chair appointed as follows: J. H.
Hickman, J. W. Luca, F. D. Parker,
Peter Harris, W. H. Parker, T. H. Lvles
J. Q. Adams, Albert Miller, John Cun
ningham, D. A. Saunders, of St. Pauj
R. T. Gray, of Minnepolis,and A. Miles
of Duluth. A vote of thanks to the
chairman, the press and for the. use of
the room was passed and the meeting
adjourned sine die
The members of the executive com
mittee are requested to meet at the
office of the WESTERN APPEAL, Monday
afternoon ut 3 o'clock^
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