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In reply to a criticism made by us
some weeks ago, the Chicago Conser
vator in the last issue says:
"The Colored people or" Chicago have
too much sense to drag into the tem
perance movement, the great bug-bear
f American citizenship, the color line,
that ia why we have no temperance or
gamzations,and that is reason enough."
We hesitate to accuse anyone of in
sincereity, but that talk is all bosh.
There is not even a coloring of consis
tency in it, and our quill driving friend
makes it worse and 'worse in every sen
tence of the long winded editorial fol
lowing his opening period. The Col
ored people of Chicago don't draw the
color line? Since when? Chicago is
Jfuli of colored churches, colored so
cieties, colored saloons, colored barber
shops, colored restaurants, colored ho
tels, colored newspapers, and last but
not least, a colored library association
in which the mangers of the Conser
vator are leading and shining lights.
Numbers of Chicago restaurants refuse
to accommodate Colored people, barber
shops draw a line strong and decided.
Chicago recognizes and draws the ob
noxious color line in every conceivable
way and on all questions until it comes
ts the temperance question. Now there
are not ten drunkards all Chicago
who get fixed anywhere but in a colored
saloon. If the Conservator is so sin
cere on the temperance question, why
not open a war on the colored saloon?
Why not work up a sentiment among
the Colored people againBt the traffic?
What better way to do this than by col
ored temperance organizations? The
only advantage that Chicago Colored
(people have ovei us, is they have more
'colored saloons. Minnesota has finer
nd more prosperous colored churches
than Illinois and also has a far larger
proportion of Colored citizens. There
is a loose screw some\t here in the ma*has
chinery ot our red hot prohibition
brethren. The true end of every tem
perance movement should be to save
men from intemperance. But it don't
seem to be their aim. We notice that
the majority of the red hot "prohibs"
have a decided itching after politics. Is
it true that this great question, involv
ing so much of human welfare, is only
used as a subterfuge te further political
schemers and such? The Conservator
grew eloquent a few weeks ago, andlow
cried out to its readers, "Comejoin the
*prohibs" and march to the White
House." If the true aim is to rescue
the victims of alcoholism, then why not
i abandon the dreams of political prefer
ment, for the more practical work of
saving men and women? Do the tem
perance principles of our brother
merely consist in writing vehement
ditorials once a week, or does he
mean what he says, if so then show it
by doing something else besides spout
ing. Work, action and achievmentsare
what count. In Minnesota we always
strive to do much and talk little.
Twenty millions, seven hundred and
fortv-seven thousand acres of land in
this country are held and owned by
aliens, in tracts ranging from 5,000 to
4,500,000 acres. The people of Euro
pean countries know the value of realty
andliow rapidly it increases in value.
They know that good real estate is bet
ter than money to leave their families
,eand they come over here where for
tunes are made in real estate every day,
and plant their millions of dollars,
knowing that reaping time will surely
come, and that the harvest will be
plentiful. We, all of us, know of in
stances where small or great fortunes
have been made in realty within the
past few years. As many more small
and great fortunes will be made in the
next few years. Why not some of us,
who now own nothing, be among the
fortune winners? The thing is easy to
accomplish if the proper course is pur
sued. We are, when token singly weak,
but in union there is strength! We
must combine. We must pool our
issues. We must form syndicates and
do together what we are unable to do
.singly,, Ws must get hold of land dl|*Mcted
wee willl rise the o*le with each acre
we obtain. The Industrial Bureau op
erating under the recently organized
League contemplates obtaining 50,000
acres of land in Minnesota. All who
wish a finger in the pie should join the
League and help the causa along. There
are only thirty-five members who have
signed the constitution, but before an
other meeting of the League which oc
curs next December, we hope to see
thirty-five hundred names enrolled.
The men who have charge of the
League affairs are aggressive, progres
sive men and mean business.
A short time ago we wrote up a visit
to Duluth, Minn.,and made a statement
in regard to the wealth of Mr. Alex
ander Miles of that city. The item re
ferring to the wealth of Mr. Miles was
copied generally in the Colored press
but in most cases the name was Wiles
instead of Miles. We have since learn
ed that $300,000 ^vould come nearer
representing the true amount of his
wealth, and we are glad of it.
The Pioneer Press in last Sunday's
issue gave a chapter on the Colored peo
ple of the city. The article, excepting
a few minor errors, was a commendable
one, and gave many of its readers facts,
of which they were doubtless ignorant,
concerning a class of people that make
up a considerable number of the popu
lation of the city.
The building statistics show that $11,-
549,314 have been expended in build
ings in St. Paul and its suburbs during
1887. This is the greatest advance of
any year in the cty's history. We
would like to ask if any orher city of
equal can match it. Echo answers
Our city ranks tenth among the cities
of the country in the number ot pounds
of newspapers transmitted through the
mails. During the fiscal year ending
July 1,1888, the weight of printed mat
ter sent out from St. Paul was 1,765,921.
The people must have our newspapers.
We have succeeded in making ar
rangements with Mr. Z. W. Mitchell,
who will hereafter have entire control
of the Minneapolis department of the
WESTERN APPEAL. We hope the people
will help him to make the department
satisfactory to all.
Our new senator Hon. C. K. Davis
done quite well for a new man, he
has been made chairman of the com
mittee on pensions, and is also a mem
ber of the committee on census, mili
tary affairs and territories. Merit ia us
The report of the health commission
er which is to be issued early next
month will show, that compared with
the leading cities of America, St. Paul
will stand at the head of the list for a
The Wine Cup.
I am the one that has tempted all,
And have caused many sorrows and
For manv have fallen, both great and
And o'er me have shed many tears.
I am the one that has brought them
The noblest in the state
I have robbed the kings of their crowns,
And brought them to a terrible fate.
I am the one that has robbed the
Of their dear beloved sons
Not only them, but many others
Of their dear beloved ones.
I am the one that has cast into the
And ferced them forever to roam
Men and boys both poor and rich,
And forced away from home.
And yet, for all this I am blamed,
And for all this I must stand
But men and boys they must refrain.
And heed abetter command,
The above poem was composed by a
Colored school girl of Des Moines,Iowa,
only eleven years of age.
up in Small
wit ah nm- TOfaiVtf^n^gkbfOther.
H. Richardson has beta
on the sick list for a week past.
Mr. Jesse Wifey of this city war mar
ried Wednesday evening to Miss Clay,
Mr. and firs. Smith Wiley left
Wednesday for a visit to his mother in
Mr. Albert Houston, of Joliet, III., is
thejpt soon to spend the
A broom drill wUl be given next
Tuesday evening by the young men
whoare repairing the church.
Mrs. James H. Brseden will remove
te Souix City after New Year's to join
her husband who*has proceeded her.
The winter club which is composed of
the young ladies and gentlemen will
give its initial "entertainment Friday
eyening at Mr. G. H. Cleggett's.
At the presentswriting it is not cer
tain just what will be the order of
amusements for the holidays, but it is
quite certain that quite a number of la
dieswill receive on New Year's. The
indications are that there will be more
ladies keeping open house this year
than for some time past.
Des Moines is to have a toboggan
club this season, but whether it is free
to all remains tjoybe found out. But
under our state civil rights bill very
few places are closed to us unless, it is a
few of the first-lass Colored barber
shops, of whicfr Des Moines, I am sorry
to say is no exception. "Constancy
thou art a jewel."
This is legislate year at the state
capitol. Already many are looking
anxiously for clerical and other posi
tions in the state house. The man who
pays his hundred dollar tax on property
is trying asnard for a place as the hon
est toiler who does not own a hundred
dollars. The eagerness of many for po
sitions and places in the past has
caused many to resort to all sorts of
connivances and traducing of the fair
names of opponents which is as un
gallant as it is cowardly.
The matrons not wishing to be left in
the club organizations, a number of
them assembled Tuesday afternoon at
Mrs. Peter Jones' and organized into a
society, under the wise name of "The
Salon Club." All who are acquainted
with the history of this Athenian knows
the object of this society without an
explanation from me. The following
officers were elected: For president,
Mrs. Charles H. Cumby vice president,
Mrs. Peter Jones secretary, Mrs. Willis
W. Greene treasurer, Mrs. J.S. Perter.
Mr. T. Barton, a gentleman of
many excellent qualities, is doing more
to educate the people and break down
the barrier of ignorance than any man
in the state, by opening up a first class
shop in every particular, and shaving
the public as they come without look
ing at the complexion, the same as ev
ery man in business should do. Despite
the cry of the craft that such would
break up any shoj Mr. Barton is do
ing as fine a business as any man in the
city, employing three competent work
men all the time.
The Colored people are justly indig
nant over the removal of Mr. Braxton
Dimmitt, from the jamtorship of the
Lincoln school building, last Thursday
by the board of directors, upon a
trumped up charge, brought in by F. J,
Whiting one of the board. Mr. Dimmitt
is a stationary engineer of seventeen
years practice, and a man without a su
perior as a janitor, was charged with
burning the grates and flues of the fur
nace, and last but not least, he was
charged with burning out the steam
pipes with steam, horrible ani yet,
when a number ot competent engineers
was asked for by ftr Dimmitt to ascer
tain the damages, it was denied him,
solely on account of prejudice, he was
removed, and his#ace taken by a most
unworty pale face, whom, it is quite cer
tain was instrumental in originating the
St. Louis, Mo.
I promised your readersan account of
somewhat in detail of the internal ar
rangements of the Beview Club. It is
chiefly literary in. its purpose and en
joys the distinctions of being the only
organization of its kind in the country,
the society, of course, has the usual
number of officers^ In pursuance of its
chief object the constitutien provides
that the members-shall select by ballot
some article fromjthe North American
Beview, at the meeting proceeding the
one of which thediscussion of said ar
ticle takes place, thus one week is as
sidioualy devotedgto the study of the
article selected. The result of this in
vestigation is a thorough familiarity
with all the pointsraised by the writer
and a full and fre&discusaion in which
asageneral thingallthe members partici
pate. Those who are familiar with the
character of the contributions to the
North American Beview will at once
appreciate the advantage this organiza*
tion enjoys in the^analysis of the knotty
questions with which the contributions
abound. The club is composed of some
of ourbest principals and teachers, who
devote much of their leisure time to
the promotion of their own culture and
ST.^PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS MINN., DECEMBER 17, 1887.
that of the society^ Appropos of the
general culture dettved from the ex
aminations of thaj contributions, the
president appoints** orthoepist at such
meetings, who at ajmbsequent meeting
presents a list of Words in ordinary
use for pronunciation by members of
the society. The orthoepist writes one
word at a time upon the board and calls
upon member of the society to pro
nounce the same|. Webster's and
WooBter's dictionaries are the only au
thorities recognizeirhy the organization.
This explanation of this important fea
ture explains itself*
Miss Florence Yjiixer, the great belle
of Frankfort, Ky.Jis yisiting Mr. andthe
Mrs. Samuel Mdfdseai of 3726 Texas
avenue, ^-^fe & *-J*$
The gentleman^ the South end of
the city have organized a whist dub.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Porter celebrate
the tenth anniversary of their wedding
on next Monday.
The A. M. E. Fair.
The leading event of the season will
be the St. James A. M. E. fair which
will be held at old Swedenborgen
church on Market street between 4th
and 5th opposite Bice Park.
Mrs. T. H. Lyles is president of the
fair committee and Miss Grade John
There are to be an unusual number of
attractions. There will be a musical
and literary program rendered each
night. Among those who are to assist
are the following well known persons,
whose names alone, are a guarantee of
the excellence of the various produc
tions: Mesdames A. G. Bussell, George
Grooms, Katie Mason, B. J. Coleman,
W. H. Clay, F, M. Williams, C. L. Hunt,
T. H. Lyles, Misses Bertha Heathcock,
Lulu Griswold, Alice Lawrence, Bosa
Hill,Celia Boberson, Messrs. John Luca,
C. A. Mason, J. H. Hickman, W. A. Hil
yard, F. J. Boberson, T. H. Lyles. The
Minneapolis Quartette will also be pres
The stage setting, which will be ar
ranged by Mrs. T. H. Lyles, will be the
most elaborate ever seen in the city.
The general decorations will also be
under her supervision.
There will be "Gipsey Night,""Japan-
ese Night," "Carnival of Nations,"
Wednesday night will be "Miliatary
Night" when the band from Fort Snell
ing will be in attendance and there will
be military music, speeches, etc., anddist
the young ladies will wear military cos
tumes. This will be a grand night.
ious articles the most prominent of
which will be the mink overcoat valued
at $150. The contestants are Mr. T. H.
Griswold, of Magee's, Mr. M. D. Pettis,
of the Byan, and Mr. Jasper
Gibbs, of the West. There is a set of
dishes for which several ladies are work
ing. Then there are two gold watches
for which several ladies are working.
Then there are two overcoats for which
the young men are working. There is
a handsome doll for which Jessie Wil
liajis, Emma Glover and Bernice Als
ton are working. There is a Queen
Ann rocker and a plush, milk maid's
stool to be voted for. There area num
ber of booths and stands to be presided
over by the following named ladies,
who will be assisted by the handsomest
ladies in the city Fancy booth No. 1,
Mrs. C. B. Laztnberry No. 2, Mrs. A.and
G. Russell china booth, Mrs. James
Banister domestic booth, Mrs. L. A,
Boberson fishing pond, Miss Florence
French chocolate and coffee stand,
Miss Bosa Hill supper table, Mrs. Geo.
Lewis ice cream table, Mrs. F. M. Wil
liams toy stand, Miss Yodie Boberson
Bebecca at the well, Miss Blanche Par
The fair begins Monday night and
continues dough the week and on
next Monday afternoon at five o'clock
the.Christmas tree exercises of the Sun
day school will take place. Fair at
night. Fair tickets are 50 cents for sea
season tickets 15 cents for single ad
mission tickets and 10 cents for chil
The musical exercises begin at 8
o'clock each evening those who desire
to enjoy them must come early.
MB. W. R. ROGERS, of Minneapolis,
spent several days in the city among
A very pleasant little party was given
to Misses Alice and Mabel Berry, Ger
tie, Addie and Minnie James and Mas
ters George and Eddie James, by Mrs.enjeyed
Taylor Watkins at her residence corner
Tenth and St. Peter last Tuesday even
ing. Mrs. W. Liggins, Mrs. J. C. Berry,
Mrs. T. H, Griswold, Miss Bertha
Heathcock, Mr. George Harrison and
Mr. Lewis Wilson were also present and
all had a nice time. The refreshments
were par excellence, as Mr. Watkins is
one of our leading catererers and knows
just how to tickle the palate of the ver
ON LAST Tuesday evening a party of
young folks met at the residence of Mr.
I. Hill, and when all were gathered
they repaired to the residence of Mr.
Jos. J, Allen and tendered him a sur
prise. The evening was spent in a
pleasant social way, singing, music,
games, etc. At a late hour refreshments
were served and the party retired, hav
ing passed a very pleasant evening.
Those present were Misses Rosa Hill,
Celia Boberson, Lulu Griswold, Lizzie
Tolberfc, Messrs. B. W. Bnckner, G. A.
Gooden, F. Boberson, W. R. Rogers, C.
Jamea,R. Allen, R,Hanton, J. P. An
derson, I. Hill..
MrsVD, W. Brown, who has been sick
the past week, is rapidly improving.
Prof. Gus. Gambolee has opened a
dancing school, but as yet, not free to
Mr. J. H. Jenkins and wife left for
Jacksonville, Fla., this week to spend
Mr. W. R. Cowan leaves this week for
Danville, Ky, to witness the marriage
of his sister Miss MarvXee Childs.
Mr. A. J. Beard after a long and con
tinued service at the Grand Pacific
Hotel has resigned to ge into business
The third annual Christmas party to
be given by the Independent Dancing
Club Monday evening December 26th
at Central Hall promises to be the event
of the season. Admission 50 cents.
Daniel Scott, or Uncle Dan as he is
familiarly called, has bought the saloon
formerly owned by the late Geo. Cross,
and has spared no pains or money in
fitting it up, and in fact has the only
out and out saloon and billiard room in
Chicago. Success Dan.
The entertainment given by the TJ.
B. F. at Central Hall was a grand suc
cess, and the officers deserve much
credit. The program was excellent, as
was the address by Dr. McGee the
guitar solo by Prof. J. L. H. Swears as
sisted by Al. Hackley was listened to in
revered silence and was anchored sev
eral times. The recitation by Miss Ida
May Dempsey was good,as is usually all
of her pieces the West Side quartette
rendered some very fine selections, and
in fact, every one enjoyed themselves,
and none more than the reporter, who
likes to see such entertainments in
A. M. E. Church Notes.
The congregation which assembles at
St. James church is being constantly in
creased. There is no church of any
race or denomination, in which the ser
vices are more solemn, impressive and
soul inspiring thad those of the Metho
church, when the full and rich
ritualistic forms are carried out. It
truly makes a lover of the lace feel
proud while participating in the stately
service, so free from all the fetich mani
festations usually seen. In the litany,
the responses coming from a hundred
voices, the chants rendered by the
choir, all seem to lift up the soul unto
the Lord of heaven. Strangers who
come to the church are met at the door
by experienced ushers and led to com
forable seats, the pews are supplied
with Bibles and rituals. The services
are stately and solemn, the decorum is
perfect, all are treated kindly and in re
turn all entertain a kindly feeling for
the church. The theme of the dis
course was: "Loyalty to Honest Con
victions." The evening sermon con
trasted the "Thou shalt nots" of the
Old Testament and the "Thou shalts" of
the new. The outlines were "Moral
and civil law consists of prohibitions
restraints. Its immediate aim is to
hold in check evil propensities, and res
train bad hearts from certain actions
Restraints have no direct action on the
heart and only operate on violations so
that the immediate effect of prohibi
tory laws is, to build up negative good
ness. But under the new dispensation
there is no law but love and freedom
The true christian is a law unto him
THE number of deaths in St. Pauf
during November was 114 births, 258,
marriages 71. The death rate per 1,000
per annum, forth* month was 9.12. Of
the 114 deaths, 47 were from zymotic
diseases, 15 constitutional, 48 local, 4
development and 5 violent. In age, 25
were under 1 year, 24 between 1 and 5,
29 between 20 and 40,12 between 40and
60,13 between 60 and 80. Of the births
124 were males and 134 femalesall
white three werejirjdowers^and four
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TO SEE THEM IS TO BUY.
Mars Lodge, No. 2,202, G. U.
Of O. F.
The above named lodge will give a
grand panerama and musical entertain
ment at Turner hall, Tuesday evening.
Dec. 27th. The panoramic views will
be given by Mr. E. A. Bromley, who
will also give an interesting descriptive
lecture in connection with the same.
Tne concert program will be under the
direction of Mr. F. D, Parker who has
secured the best local talent, together
with the popular twin city quartette,
who never fail to please with their mirth
provoking melodies, and who are now
better than ever. The orchestral music
will be given by the Grand Opera
House Orchestra, a treat never before
by the public at an entertain
ment of this kind. Thus presenting
three separate entertainments in one,
and for all this there will be one ticket
of admission which will entitle the
holder to the enjoyment of the entire
program. Each lady attending this en
tertainment will be presented with a
coupon that will allow her a chance in
the drawing for a dozen cabinet photo
graphs by a popular artist. Come early
and bring your children secure good
seatsand avoid the rush. Admission
fifty cents, children under 12,25 cents.
Strictly One Priced.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
LOOKI LOOKI LOOKr
I $200,000 worth of Fine Tailor Made
Winter Suits, Overcoats and Trowsers
at LOW PRICES.
BOSTON One Price Clothing-House,
Cor. Third and Robert Streets, ST. PAUL
JOS. McKEY, & Co.
The Finest Clothing House in the West.
Ou line of medium priced Chamber and Parlor Furniture cannot be excelled
in the City. We make a speciality of this grade of goods. If you are needing
anything in this line call and see our Antique and Mahogany Chamber suits, Par
lor Suits, Extension Table, Etc., Etc.
THIRTY-ONE, SOUTH FIFTH STREET, MINNEAPOLI
207, NICOLLET AVENUE, ani 323, WASHINGTON AVKNUB, OUTH,
The Largest HosseheM Goods Establishment West of Chicago. We earn fit
/our house up frem cellar to garret. We make a speciality of medium and Low
Priced Geeds. People going te house-keeping wUl do well to give as a call. We
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 s a call, as it is ne
trouble te shew goods.
We have FINE NEW LINES of Goods throughout, having cleaned out a
OLD STOCK in our Fire sale. Ourfine,warm Felt Goods are worthy of examin-
ation. Our prices are as low as First Quality
NEXSEN & WILLIAMS.
327, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
312, HENNEPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS.
Refrigerators, Oil Stoves, Ranges, Tinware, Furnaces
Fine Household Articles, Roofing Spouting and Metal Work.
Goods can be sold for. We are