Newspaper Page Text
mm 5 *"?$*&&*&&&
northwestern Publishing Company.
ST. PAUL OFFICE,
ROOM 27, UNION BLOCK.
COR. FOUETH AND CEDAR,
J. Q. ADAMS, Editor:
Como Block, 325 Dearborn St.
Booms 13 1 4 and 15
O. F. ADAMS, Manager.
224 HENNEPIN AVENUE.
Z. W. MITCHELL, Manager.
312 W. Jefferson Street, Boom 3
C. WEEDEN, Manager.
Single copy, per ear. 2.00
Six months LK)
Three months gQ
UuDscnptioM to De paw in advance. When sub
scriptions are not paidin advance or by any means
are allowed to run without piepaymeut. the term,
will be 60 cents for each IS week, and 5 cent, for
each odd -week
MarriBReB ana deaths to ho announced at all must
come In season to be news.
Marriage and death notices,fiftycents. Payment
trlcUy In advance.
Advertising rates, fifty cent, per square ot eight
lines solid agate each Insertion.
Wo do not hold ourselves responsible for the views
Of our correspondents.
Reading notices 15 cents per line.
8peclal rates for advertisements for a lor rw time
than a month
A blue ci oss mark opposite your name denotes
that your subscription hap expired. Ton will confer
a favor by renewing the same.
Communications to receive attention must be
ne%y, apon Important subjects, plainly wiittenonly
npou one side of the paper, must reaci ns not later
than Wednesdaj s, and bear the signature of the
wtnor 1.0 manuscript returned
Special terms to agents who desire to place the
paper on sale.
ENTERED AT POSTOFFJCE AS SECOND-CLASS MATTES
TAKE NOTICE, .SV
This paper is for sale by:
C. WAL-PON, 108, Fifth street, St. Paul.
CIIAS. LANDBE, 111, Harrison St.,Chicago.
R. S. BRYAN, 446, P. State St., Chicago.
F. A. CHINN, 338, Thirtieth St., Chicago.
W, H, MONROE, 370 Dearborn, Chicago.
G. PLRCELL, 2046, State Street, Chicago.
W. NELSON, 179 Walnut, Street, Chicago.
ONE of the chief drawbacks to the
prosperity of the Colored people is
their general disregard of puntuality.
The idea that they shonld always en
deavor to be on time at church, meet
ings, social entertainments etc. etc.,
seems never to have found a lodgment
in the minds of a very large majority.
This is not as it should be. This charac
teristic is nowhere more noticible than
at the chuiches. Last Sunday evening
TI IE APPEAL attended divine sefvice at
St. James church. There was an audience
present numbering something over
one hundred, but of that number 34
came in after services had begun but
before the minister read his text 33
came in after the reading of the text
and several of the iatter number came
after nine o'clock. Again we say
this is not as it should be. The Colored
people of St. Paul have made a wonder
ful improvement in their church services
within the last two years no city in the
country containing so few Colored in
habitants, can boast of nicer churches
and better looking, larger or more
liberal congregations than this city, yet,
the old idea of not getting to church be
fore services begin prevails here as
strongly as elsewhere. During the days
of slavery, when the Colored people of
the South were slaves and servants,
subject to the -will of their white broth-
ers, who inhumanly oppressed and de
based them, there was some excuse
or this lateness, but we are no longer
in the South, slaves and servants, but
in the free Northwest, with an equal
chance in the race of life with that of
our white brothers and sisters: let us
show by our actions that we appreciate
the change and endeavor equal them
in their virtues as successfully as we do
in theii vices.
THE Republican State convention has
met and accomplished its work in a man
ner that must be satisfactory to all good
Republicans throughout the state. The
stiongestand most acceptable candidate
for governor, Hon. William R. Merriam,
was selected as the standard bearer to
lead us on to certain victory. The race
however, will not be a walk-over, and it
is imperative that each man shall do his
whole duty. The Colored voters of the
state have good reason to continue
their unswerving fidelity to the party in
view of the fact that the following reso
lution was passed with the other excel
lent resolutions by the convention:
"That while the democrats of the South
have, by reason of the disfranchisement
of the blacks, under the constitution of
the United States, the benefit of an un
just and unequal representation, we are
assured by appeals from various South
ern states that in many places a free vote
and a fair count is there unknown, and
that outrages and oppression, both phys
ical and political, are common, and while
condemning all such acts as subversive
of free government and an outrage upon
the rights of these unoffending citizens,
we extend to them in common, with all
others of the oppressed, wheresoever
they may be, a cordial welcome to the
free soil,"free air and freedom from out
rage, which are the common property of
all citizens of our state.
Tue insertion of this resolution, which is
a step, far in advance of anything ever
before made by a Noithern Republican
convention is due to the fact that a del
egation of Colored citizens, as "follows
J. Q. Adams, T. H. Lyles, I. W. Evans'
and J. K. Hilyard, waited upon the com"
mittee on resolutions and made a formal
request for such action to be taken.
The result was entirely satisfactory to us
and we hope it will be to all the good
citizens of the state. "m
ONE of England's greatest generals is
quoted as advising to "find out what the
enmy most desires you should do,
and do the opposite." This advice is
quite as sound in its application
to the contest for commercial supremacy
as to strategy on the battle-field. Just
now England is experiencing serious
business depression, especially in her
agricultural and manufacturing in
dustries, and the ablest among her
statesmen are puzzling over the problem
of relief. The prosperity of the United
States, the disposition and ability of our
people to spend money freely for the
comforts and luxuries of life, quite
naturally indicate this country as the
most tempting field for the desired ex
tension of British trade. At the same
time it is recognized that the only road
to control of American trade now
supplied by American manufacturers
leads over the ruing of our Drotective
tariff system. Hence the aid and com
fort to the party now seeking its over
LAST Friday Hon. John M. Langston
candidate for Congress from the Fourth
District of Virginia spoke to a crowd
numbering over 2,000 at Farmville. Of
coarse he made a speech such as few
in this country can make as he stands
away at the top as an orator. Among
other things he said "A colored man
not only has the right to to go Congress
but to be president of the United States.'
This statement,impl and true as it is
was thought to be of so much impor
tance that it was singled out and tele
graphed all over the world. Langston
Was right, who can truthfully say he
A MOST significant feature of the pres
ent attempt to break down the policy
of protection to home industries is the
extraordinary interest manifested by the
English press and people in the result
of our pending election. Every voter of
intelligence must know that this un
usual solicitude is not wholly the result
of British philanthropy. They feel that
"there's millions in it," else oux couems
across the water would be likely to keep
at home both the money and solicitude
which they now stand credited with
expending in this country.
A Fishing Party,
Last Satuiday morning a party con
sisting of seventeen persons met at the
Sault Ste Marie road loaded down with
fibhing tackle and lunch baskets. The
train backed in and several of the ladies
gotonboaid without any tickets but had
the lunch baskets. Th gentlemen of
the party were in the office endeavoring
to procure tickets, but the agent was so
slow that the conductor of the train
yelled, "all aboard," and the engineer
pulled out leaving ten of the party be
hind. When the conductor came along
to collect the fares there were only 26
cents to be found among the ladies, but
the good-natured conductor and a gen
erous passenger, who, by the wav, is a
prospective candidate for sheriff, said
they would see the ladies through, so
they rested contentedly determining to
make the best of the occasion. When
the train pulled out the ten who were
left behind began to lay plans to over
take the ladies. They found the conduc
tor of a freight train who was to leave
over the same load a few moments later,
and, who would make an effort to over
take the passenger train. The party
thereupon boarded the caboose and
started out really seeming to enjoy the
little mishap. The passenger train was
oveihaulled at Little Canada, a station
about five miles out, when Mr. James
Thomas jumped off and ran ahead to the
passenger train. The ladies were very
much surprised to see hiua he was puff
ing and blowing from his little run from
one train to the other, and his wife in
nocently remarked, "Why, Jimmy, how
on earth did you get here? You must
haye run all the way!" This, of course,
brought down the house, or rather, the
car, and put all in a good humor at once.
The rest of the party were transferred to
the passenger train and went on to Vad
inas Park without further mishap. There
they found three wagons waiting which
they scrambled into, and, after a pleas
ant ude ol two and a half miles landed
at Snail Lake. Poles, lines and bait were
soon in readiness and entering the boats
the seduction of the finny tribes from
their watery habitation began in earn
est. About one o'clock all returned to
the shore and partook of the contents of
the luuch baskets which were found to
contain a dinner fit to set before a king.
Dinner being over fishing was resumed
until about four o'clock, when all re
turned to the shore, having caught a
bountiful supply of delicious fish. The
wagons were again loaded, the station
reached, the train boarded, and at seven
o'clock all landed safely in St. Paul, after
having spent a most enjoyable day.
The party comprised the following: Mi.
and M*s. J. C. Berry, Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard,
Mrs. Carrie Webb, Mrs. Jas. Banister
Misses Ella Smith, Ida Gibbs, Nellie
Banks, Alice and Mabel Berry Rev.
Scott B. Jones, Mr. Jas. Thomas Si\,
Master Clifford Thomas and THE AP-
No Compromise Goes.*
Mrs. Julia Payne, who was so brutally
assaulted and outraged by a conscience
less scoundrel of the "superior race"
was in the city Tuesday, the guest of
Mrs. Emma Glover. Mrs Payne, since
she has been able to do anything, has
been emp'oyed by a family in Still
water. She reports that she has been
approached by parties working in the
interest of the brute Merkle, who are
endeavoring to get her to compromise
the case. The arguments used are, that
Merkle will-not be convicted under any
circumstances, and that she can get sev
eral hundreds of dollars to let the case
drop. It can thus be seen that a strong
effort will be made to save this self-ac
cused criminal from hisjust punishment
because he is white and his vut Col
ored. Of course Mrs. Payne refused the
overtures made to her, and means to
give the law a chance to settle the case
for her. These emissaries of the big,
burley, brute, with consummate cun
ning employed a Colored man to make
their propositions to her. But we feel
sure the man employed did not think of
what he was doing, or he would not have
lent himself to so nefarious a scheme
as we do not believe any right-thinking
Colored man who has a paiticle of race
pride, who is cognizant of the facts,
would so stultify his manhood as to com
pound such a felony and become parti
ceps criminus to such an outrage. Since
her terrible experience Mrs. Payne has
received several letters from the people
she used to live with Texas, offering
her any assistance necessary to prose
cute the case. One of these letters is
signed by ten persons and are all from
wealthy, influential white citizens who
testify to her general good character and
moral worth. It would be an indelible
blot upon the fair escutcheon of justice
loving and justice-administering Minne
sota to let this unparalleled crime go un
punished, and we feel sure she will not
do so. The matter must be settled by
law, there will he no compromise, eveiy
Colored citizen in the state is interested
in the case, and will be affected by it.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Allen entertained
a paity of young folks Monday evening,
in honor of Miss Nellie Banks, of Kan
sas City Miss Ida Gibbs, of Oberlin
Misses Charity Lanier and Laura Redg
ers, of Stillwater. There were present,
Misses Blanche Parker, Alice Thompson,
Celia Roberson, Rosa Hill Messrs. Chas.
James, Will Roberson, Jas. Anderson,
R. W. Allen, B. W. Buckner.Geo. Good
en, Chas. Farr, Will Thompson.
The musicale, under the management
of Mr. T. H. Griswold, at Odd Fellows'
Hall, Tuesday night, was a most brilliant
and enjoyable affair. There was a large
attendence of representatives of the pro
gressive element of our city. The pro
gramme was as follows: Chorus, by all
the peiformers solo .(German) Miss JET,
Belle Ibmith solo, Mr. Ollie Hall duett
Mr and Mrs T. Lyles solo, Mrs.
Carrie H. Webb instrumental. Mr.
John Cook duett, Miss Bertha Heath
cock, Mr. John Hickman quartette,
Mrs. W. H. Clay, Miss B. Heathcock,
Mr. C. A. Mason, Mr. John H. Luca.
The entire programme was well ren
dered and well received, several num
bers being encored. After the exercises
were concluded those who did not dance
withdrew from the hall and the merry
dancers took possession and held high
carnival until 2 A. M. Among those who
tripped the light fantastic toe were:
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. "William Smith, Minneapolis, Mr.
and Mrs. W Butt, Mesdames W
Alston, Thomas Hickman, Jas. A. Thom
as, Carrie H. Webb, Des Moines Lew
Johnson. W. Newman, J. Holt, Cora
Sterrett, Edina Mills Misses Zoe Ball,
Mamie Dover, Cora and Florence French
Lulu and Nellie Griswold, Cora Jackson,
Ella Smith, Bfrtha Heathcock, Florence
and Fannie Johnson, Minneapolis Fran
cis Lewis, Kittie Wilkins, Lizzie Buck
Messrs. R. Howard, C. H. Bush, Jos.
Neal, C. A. Mason, Chas. Farr, Jas. Do
ver, W. Francis, Chas. Fogg, Jas. Locm
is, Harvey Jackson, A. A. Jones, O. D.
Howard, W. H. Brown. Henry Smith,
Lewis Wilson, Ridlev, W Davis,
C. H. Lett, Chas. House", W, W. M^Coy,
B. W. Buckner, F. Ball, W. 8. Jones, T.
King, T. W. Bennett, Henry Dunn, Ju
lius Herman, Joe Anderson, G. Glenn,
Minnesota League Meeting-.
The members of the Minnesota Pro
tective League are hereby notified to
meet at tbe District Court room in St.
Paul Thursday, Sept, 13 to consider mat
ter of importance, and all cit'zens not
members who are interested in the wel
fare of the race are invited to be present.
T. H. LYLES, Pres.
Z. W. MITCHELL, Sec.
The thirtieth Annual State Fair begins
next Monday at the grounds of the State
Agricultural Society and will coutinue
until Saturday. The display in every de
partment this year promises to be far
superior to any previous exhibitions in
the state, and the management feel con
fident* they can please all who attend.
The events of the week will be the bal
loon ascensions and the great sham bat
tle which takes place Saturday.
Roomers and Boarders.
Persons desiring rooms or board by
the day or week, can find accommoda
tion at No. 559 Robert street. Terms
reasonable. Mrs. Mark Fort, Prop.
For Ben t.
Odd Fellows Hill, Wabasha street
between 3rd and 4th streets, opposite
Grand Opera House. For societies,
balls, sociables, festivals etc., etc., at
reasonable rates. Inquire of
J. F. COQOIRU, Chrm. Committee.
Hunt up Your Book.
All the Colored depositors in the
Freedman's Bank are to be paid the
money due them from the bank. So all
who have books should hunt them up,
and present them at the proper time
and get the money due on them.gs
W. K. Bforrlam of Bmnaey County, Kornl
nfttod for Ooreraor on tbe 4th Ballot
The Minnesota Republican state conven
tion met in St. Paul on Wednesday, Septem
ber 5.a. John 8. BBJsbury, chairman of
the State Central Comtnitte called tbe
assembly to order at 12:20 p. m. Aftei
the reading of the call, John L. Gibbs ot
Freeborn county was nominated and elect
ed as temporary chairman. E. A. Summer,
ofrHennepin, and K'"0. Hall, of St. Louis,
were choneo as temporary secretar.es. The
cha.r appointed committees on credentials,
resolutions and permanent organizations.
After the appointment of committees,
convention took recess until 3 p.m. Upon
reassembling, alter speeches by different
gentlemen it was announced that the com
mittee on credentials would not be able
to give an immediate report on acoonnt of
there being contesting delegations from
Bine Earth, Chippewa, Grant, Mower,
Pine, Traverse and Wadena counties, the
convention adjourned until B:30 p. m.
Convention was called to order by Chair
man Gibbs at 8:15, shortly after which
time the committee on credentials pre
sented its report which was adopted The
commit ee on permanent organization re
ported In favor ot making the temporary
orgamzat on permanent Eeport adopted
and convention adjourned until 10 a. m.
of the 6 h.
The convention was called to order at
9.43 a m. on the 6th. The chairm-n of
the comrai tee on resolutions presente I its
report widen was adopted. The platform
is subs'an ially as follows:
HE Republicans cordially endorse and
Tty tlie nominees ot the ISatlonal Republi
can convention, and pledge a hearty support
to the ame.
Poims with pride to to the record of the
party for its honest efforts and succebs in re
strains the liquor traffic to the large reduc
tion of drinking place-, i i the larger cities and
thei.- extinction in smaller -villages, the butter
observance of the law, and the improvement
of public work, that has followed tbe adop
tio i of highlicens', andp'edges itself to its
continued min enauce andeuforcement.and
that no backward steps shall be taken in the
efforts to cure the most effectual control of
the liquor traffic
It is uncompiomlsingly in favor of the
American system of protection
Itadheies to the repeated declaration of
state and national platloim*, in favor of the
modification, readjustment and reduction of
th-tailff. It declares that all measures of
tariff adjustment should be framed and con
lved in a cautious and conservative spirit,
so as not to disturb or impiir inteiests whi
have grown up under exiStlug revenue laws,
and, aa far as possible, to leheve the people
om unuecessaiy taxation upon articles
which do not enter into competition witn
American industry. That in every such
measure regard should be had to such ad
justment ol the revenue among the various
articles subject to taxation, as, v hile piovid
ing adequate fo. the support of the govern
ment, will afford sufficlentprotection to those
industries which can be piontably pursued in
this country, and which require piotection
against foreign competition, and, as far as
practicable, place on the liee list articles of
piime necessity which enter into the ordi
nary consumption of the people.
It reiterates its. former delaration in favor
an honest administration or crvil service
laws and arraigns the democratic party for
the failure to perform its promises in that
It points with just pride to the pure and
clean Kiministiationoi Gov. A. R. McGIU.to
the measures for the protet tion oft he rights
of lab the restraint upon corporate en
croachment upon the rights of the people
which have characterized the Repi blican ad
ministration of tbe government, both
auJ national, and which ir pledges itself to
continue to maintain. It endorses the inter
state 1 iw
It denounces tbe attemptof the democratic
party to coerce the senate of the United Mates
into the ratilica ion oft so-called "hshenes
treaty" by the covert threat of injury to the
growth ana prospenty of the l^orthwest,
through the destruction of certain competing
railroads, and conii emus the cowaidly and
vascillating policy of that pai ty in famu^o
protect a great America industry from the
aucroachment of a nval pow ei. and its selfish
andiiisbonest courae in refusing and delay
ing the admission ot the territory of Dakota
in older to maintain and perpetuate demo
cratic control of its government.
It demands a libeial recognition of the
Union soldiers and sailois in the erection
and equipment or soldieis homes and liberal
provision for pensions.
It declares its hostility to all trusts and mo
nopolistic combinations and condemns tbem
as contrary to common law, subversive of
good morals and injurious to the public and
pledges the republican party of this state to
protect as lar as possible the pioducer and
consumer by legal means liom the evil effects
resulting from the practices heiein refeirea
It indorses and approves the reform of the
voting system called the Australian system
In view of the recent revelations showing
theabuses to which our immigration and
naturalization laws have bten bubject, we
mand of the national congiess a thorough
revision of those laws and, the meantime,
a more efficient execution by the nat onal
administration of such laws as we have es
pecially that prohibiting the importation of
It conde nns the policy of Southern Demo
crats in their disenfranchisement of the
blacks, the benefits whicli arise from an un
just and unequil repiesentation, the bame
being the natural resultcounte of th suppiession of
ballot and a fair a condition of
nffaira that exists in many places in the
Southern states, and exiends to the disen
franchised and a.l oppressed, acoidial wel
come to the free soil, free air and freedom
from outrage, which are the common piop
erty of ill citizens of our state
We heartily sympathize with the Irish peo
ple in their struggle toi home rule, and with
tnose brave leadeis whose disinterested pa
triotism has brought upon them buffeiinAn
person and estate, and shall bail the day as
the dawn of libei ty in Ireland, when the
Time of the grand old Bntishei statesman
fo. governing Iretand, whose name is a
household word whei ever liberty is known,
shall become apart of the lawot the British
After adoption of the repor\Gen. Barrett
introduce-1 an entire platform and asked
its adoption The convention believed
that the mater.al points ot his plattorm
were covered by the report of the commit
tee, but the General was allowed to suLmit
the same as a minority report
The convention then proceeded to make
nominations for the office of Ci lef Justice
and Aes.stant Chief Justice. On motion of
A. Bar to, Chief Justice Gilfillan and T. M.
Collins were unanimously nominated by a
rising vote. BJ*
Nominations for governor were then in
order. General Jennison presented the
name of Albert Scheffer dvor Steener
son presented the name of William E Mer
riam. Cs pfc Castle presented the name of
A. B. McGUL
The convention then proc3cded to cast
an informal ballot wbioh resulted as fol
lows: whole number of votes 447 neces
Baryto a choice 224 Merricml58 Mc
Gdi 149 Scheffer 116 Gilman 17 Clem
Second informal bnllot, Merriara 161
McGul 145: Scheffer 116 Glman 17:
First formal balotMend 212 Gil
man, 110 McGdl, 24 Scheffer, 96 Clem
ent, 1 Braden 4.
SecoudMe nam, 169 McGi 1, 138
Scheffer, 106, Giltran. 28 Clement, 8
ThirdMerriam, 178, McGili, 114-
Scheffer, 78, Gilman. 53 Braden 4
FomihSneffer, 73 Gdman, 101 Mer
The chairman announced that William
Merritm, ot Bamsey county, was the
duly elected nominee of the^con-vention.
Customer (to jeweler)Here's the
clock I bought of you the other day.
It's of no earthly use to me, for it
gains fully fifteen minute3 an hour.
Jeweler (examining clock)My dear
sir, I beg a thousand pardons. This is
one of our patent anticipatory time
pieces, made exclusively for our bil
liard-room and livery-stable trade.
Excuse the mistake. Anything you
may select in the line of our regular
citizen,s clock we will exchange it for,
I&THE TWO CANDIDATES.
A Saggestive Extract fromfioTeraor For
aker's Kiclunend (fnd.) Speech.
Let me say to all who want to know
who Harrison is: Think of the Repub
lican party. Think of its patriotism,
is heroism, its sacrifices think of its
humanity, its morality and its match
less statesmanship. Think of its great
leadersof Lincoln, Seward, Chase,
Sumner, Morton, Thaddeus Stevens,
Grant, Garfield and Blaine. Recall
their exalted characters, their learn
ing, their culture and refinement, their
great powers of intellect, their love of
liberty and their zeal for human
equality. Remember what they and
their party have done to preserve Na
tional unity, maintain inviolate our
National honor, and to promote human
welfare. Fill youp mind with this
splendid chapter of our history, and
then conceive of a man who has been
one of the prominent controlling
factors and chief inspirations in it all,
and you have Benjamin Harrison.
Suoh a man needs no other or further
eulogy for when you say of him that
he is typical of all the broad humanity,
noble generosity, devoted Christianity,
unflinching- patriotism, soldierly hero
ism, and unexampled magnanimity
that the Republican party has dis
played, you have accorded him the
highest virtues he can possibly possess.
All this can be said of Benjamin Har
rison truthfully and without exaggera-
tion. That's the kind of a "bigot"
But what kind of a bigot is Grover
Cleveland? Paint his party and you
have, him too. He is a Democrat was
born a Democrat will die a Democrat.
-was a, Damoerat wh.eri Democ
racy meant human slavery.
was a Democrat when Democ
racy meant, in the language of Judge
Taney, "that a black man had no
rights which a white man was bound to
resp3ct." He "was a Democrat when
Democracy meant the slave pen, the
whipping post and the auction blocks.
He is a Democrat who is without any
part whatever in any of the glorious
achievements of his day and generation.
The Union was saved without him.
Our armies were raised without him.
Our battles were fought without him.
Slavery was' abolished without him
Secession was shot to death without
him. Suffrage was made universal
without him. The grand systems of
finances that have made our country
the wonder and admiration of the
world were all conceived and executed
without him. Recall if you can the
worst days and the lowest depths and
most infamous practices of Democracy,
and then paint you a man who has
lived through it all, been part of it all,
and in sympathy with it all, and you
have Grover Cleveland as he entered
upon his Administration. From then
until now he has been himself the
Democratic party. He has ruled it
with a rod of iron. He has led it
whither he would. He has not al
lowed it to have any will inconsistent
with his own.
Cleveland has done more to stir up
a spirit of sectionalism than any other
man who has figured in the politics of
this country since Appomattox. Every
body had settled down to the con
clusion that the Union side had
triumphed and that the war was settled
according to the terms prescribed in
the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fif
teenth amendments, and that these
provisions must be in good faith, ac
cepted and upheld. But how stands
the case to-day. Let me answer by
reading you a few extracts from re
cent utterances of representative
Southei'n men. They show clearly
that the mind of that people has been
turned back to where it was during
the war with respect to the right of
the doctrine of secession, and that we
are to have another spell of the
flaunting of that heresy in our
faces. But consider further how
there is no longer denial or
apology for nullifying and trampling
under foot the constitutional amend
ments conferring suffrage on black
men. For years, ever since 1875, this
work has been going on, but not until
Cleveland's Administration has there
been, an open avowal and. attempted
justification of it.
In the language of Senator Voorhees,
let us hope and pray that God Almighty
may avei't such a ealmity to this land
as the re-election of Grover Cleveland.
BENEFITS OF PROTECTION.
Official Figures Which Ought to Open
the Eyes of Doubting: Farmers.
It is often asserted by "revenue re
formers" that the farmers are taxed
by a protective tariff for the sole ben
efit of the manufacturers, while they
themselves have no protection at all.
The assertion is faUe. The farmer as
well as the factory operative and the
miner is a beneficiary of the protective
system. This false statement about
the farmer has been so often made by
the protectionists that it is time to
counteract it with facts. Let us see in
what respects the farmer is protected.
His stock is protected by a duty of
twenty per cent. His barley is pro
tected bv a duty of ten cents a bushel,
and his bran and mill-feed by a duty of
twenty per cent. The following'table
shows what, other protection be re
fiBlTOR' "W^'-, JSP*
"Buckwheat 10 per cent.
Corn 10 cents a bushel.
Oats 10 cents a bushel.
Rye 10 cents abusbeL
Wheat 20 cents a bushel.
Barkfor tanning 20per cent.
Flowers 10 per cent.
Flax, hackled $40 per ton.
Flax, not hackled $8) per ton.
Flax, straw 5 per ton.
Flax, tow $io per ton.
Hemp, tow SlOperton.
Manilla and other like substitutes for
hemp 8 5 per ton.
Sunn 815 per ton.
Jute butts 5 per ton.
Sisal grass $15 per ton.
Other vegetable substances not spe
cially enumerated $15 per ton.
Fruits (average) 28pereent.
Glucose or grape sugar 80 per cent.
Hair, curled (except of hogs) SJ3 per cent
Honey CO cents per gallon.
Hops cents per pound.
vegetable oUs (average) sr5 per cent
Provisions (meat aud dairy products,
average) 24.44 per cent
Bice (average) 64 percent.
Seeds (average) 2036percent.
Sugar (average) 8i per cent.
Sugarcane 10 per cent.
Tobacco leaf for wrappers, not
Tobacco leaf, for wrappers, stemmed SI per lb.
Tobaceoleaf, all other, not stemmed.35c. per lb.
Tobacco leaf, stemmed 40c. per lb.
Tobacco stems 15c. per lb.
Tobacco not specially enumerated .3per cent.
Vegetables (average) 24 per cent.
Wools (average) 83 per cent.
This table is a complete answer to
the assertions made so frequently by
the free traders that the farmer is not
protected by the tariff. As a matter
of fact the farmer is quite as carefully
IT MAKES THEM DREADFULLY SICK.
And now they wish they had never touched it."
considered as the manufacturers and
the working-men. The Mills bills at
tacks some of the most important ag
ricultural interests of the country, and
interests that flourish in all sections.
N. Y. Mail and Express.
A VIVID CONTRAST.
Judge Thurman's and Prince Bismarck's
Remarks on Protection,.
Judge Thurman is now a very old
man, and so is Prince Bismarck. The
Inter Ocean will reproduce a passage
from a recent speech of each of these
old men. Says the Judge.
No, my friend*, of all the humbugs by which
men were attemotsd to be deceived, this hum
bug of the laboring man being benpfltea by a
hgh protective tai fl is ttie gieatsst I ever
heaidof AU, but says some o.ie, it enables
the manufacturer in this country to pay higher
wages to his laboring men, and therefore is a
benefit to them My fr ends did you ever
know any manufacturer that paid higher wnges
to bis hands beciuse of an incra is,e of the ir-
m? It you did 3 ou bare met with something I
have nevir seen There 15 a man named ir
num ia this country, a great shoum in, a mac
who has gathered together in hio show more
curiosities than perhaps can be foun 1 in any
other single place on the face of the rth, out
among all his curiositi* ho has never found
such a curosity as the manuf turcr ho paid
higher wages to his hands because of a raise in
It is submitted, in all courtesy, that
this passage is in a vein of senility
or buffoonery. Let us hear Prince
"The successor the United States in mate
rial development is the most illustrious of
modern time. Tne Amer can Nation has not
only successfully borne and suppressed the
most gigantic and expensive wai of all hUtory,
but immediately after sbanded its army,
found work for all its soldiers and marines,
paid oft moot its debt, given labor and homes
to an the unemployed of Europe as last as
they could arrive within the territory, and still
by a system of taxation so indirect as not to be
perceived, much less felt. Because it is my
deliberate judgment that the prosperity of
Americais mainly dutoits system of protect
ive laws, 1 urge that Germany has now reached
that point where it is necessary to imitate the
tariff system of the United btates."
Mark how the German statesman
appeals to the fact, to "history teach
ing by experience," and how the
American who lays claim to states
manship appeals, as an Anarchist
might, to the instincts of a mob.
But Judge Thurman was not speaking
to a mob he was speaking directly to
a gathering of thoughtful citizens of
Ohio, and indirectly to the people of
the United States. It is more charita
ble to suppose that he was ignorant of
his subject than that he indulged in
malicious or senile demagogy.Chica
go Inter Ocean.
The Horse and the Ass.
It was a careworn beast of burden,
who had a long but narrow pasture on
the highway, and he looked over the
fence and addressed a well-fed horse
in a rich meadow: "My equine friend,
open the bars and let me in, and I will
assist you in lowering the surplus."
A surplus does not worry me as
much as a deficit would," remarked
the horse, as ixe stowed away some
But look at this blessed law of com
petition, and how it would equalize
the burden of mastication," remarked
"There is no competition about it,"
remarked the horse I am in the
meadow and you are in the road."
"But," remarked the stranger,
"don't you think a few-more feeders
would stimulate business?"
Without doubt when the feed got
short," slyly remarked the horse.
"Well, but this fence was only a
war measure, and now we are at peace,
why not take it down," and the
The fence works tip top and the
feed gets taller every year, so jog
along, my friend."
And the stranger picked another
thistle in the road and moved along.
He was a free-trade ass with ears like
a pair of cavalry boot-legs. Albany
THE SAVINGS BANK OF ST. PAUL.
Bice Block, S. W, Corner of Fifth
and Jackson Streets.
Five per cent, interest paid on time
deposits. Money loaned on improved
city property. Transacts a general
banking business. Capital, $50,000.
Surplus and undivided profits, $20,409.-
38. Open Saturdays from 6 to 7 p. m.
John S. Prince, President. Edward J.
St. James A. "M. E. church, corner
Fuller and Jay streets. Sabbath ser
vices, 11:00 a. m. Wednesday evening
prayer meeting, 8 p. m. Fridav even
ing CASS, 8:00 p. m. Rev. John M.
Henderson, Pastor, residence, 173
Char.es street. Davs for pastorial visits
Monday and Tuesday. Days at home
Wednesday and Thursday. Weddings,
funeials and the sick, promptly attend
ed to upon notice.
REAL ESTATE, LOANS AND
22 4. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis
Room No. 1.
Property for Sale in all parts of the
city. Money to Loan on City or Farm
property. Abstracts furnished, and
MINNEAPOLIS and St. LOUIS
8\ THE FAMOUS
Albeit Lea Route
Two Through Trains Daily
VBOK ST. PAUT, and MINNEAPOLIS
Without change, connecting with the
fast trains of ali lines for the
EAST AND SOUTHEAST 1
The direct and only line running thiough
cars between Minneapolis and
DES MOINES, IOWA
Via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge.
Direct Line Watertown, Dakota
Solid Through Trains, 2
MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. LOUIS,
and the princip i cities oi the Miss
issippi Valle connecting in
Union Depot for all points
South an i outhwest!
Many Hours Saved and the only
Linn running Two Trains Daily to Kan
SaS City, Leavenwoith and .ntchi&on
making connections with the Union Pa
cific and Atchison, Topeka and Sante
6^" Close connections tnadem Union
'Depot with all trains of the vSt Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba, Tsotliern Paci
lic, bt. Paul &. Duluth Hallways, from
4iul to all pomts North and Northwest'
Remember the Trams of the Minne
ipohs &St. Lours Raiiwa\ are composed
of Comfortable Day Coaches, Maruih
cent Pullman keeping Cars, Horton Re
dining Chair Cars, and our justly tele
brated Palace Dining Cars.'
8ST150 lbs. of Baggage '"^cued Free.
Taie always as Low w '..e Lowest' For
Time Tables "Tuiough Tickets, etc.
call upoa t-. nearest Ticket Agent
wntei* S. F. BOYD,
Gen. Tkt. and Pass. AgtMMinneapaJia
Pioneer Lodge, No. 12.A.F.A.M. meets
the 1st and 3rd Mondays in eacfi month.
Lodgb room on Jack&on below Seventh.
All Master Masons in good standing are
invited to attend.
NELSON TAYLOR, WT.
JAS. WOODFORK, Sec.
Stevens Lodge, No. 113. A. F. A. M,
meets 1st nd 3rd Tuesdays in each
month at No. 198 W. 3rd street. All
brother Masons in good standing are
TALBOTT Busn, W. M.
J. i COQUIRE, Sec.
Bethel Chanter, No. 28. R.A.M.,meett
1st and 3rd Thursdays in each month at
No. 198, W. 3rd street. All Royal Arch
Masons in good standing are always
J, F. CC"M"RB H. P.
Pilgrim Commanderv, K. T., No. 22,
holds its regular monthly conclave the
2nd and 4th Thursdays in each month,
at their asylum, Stevens Lodge hall. All
Sir Knights in good standing are cor
CHAS. MORGAN, Rec.
Mars Lodge, G, U. O. of O. F. No. 2202,
meets every second and fourth Wednes
days, hall No. 317 Wabasha street, be
tween Third and Fourth.
J. B. JOHNSON, N. G.
IT. 13. PARKKR, Sec-
Brotherhood ofRailway Porters meets
1st and 4th Thursday evening at Pioneer
Lodee Room, Jackson, between 6th and
A. W. BRAGG, Master Porter.
D. E. B&ASLEY, Secretary.
St. Anthony Lodge, No. 2827, G. U, O.
of O. F. meets at No. 220 Nicolett Ave.,
every saeecd and fourth Monday eve-
G. E. ANDERSON, N. G.
Zu W. MITCHELL, P. S.
TVonderu e":ist in thousands ol
bnt arsurpasse by (he inar
invention. Thote wboarein
need of prolisable work that can be uone
while living at borne should at once send
their address to HalMt & Co., Portland
Man e.and re ve /ree. iu!l information now
eltner sex, ot an :ige, ran enm /rom J5 to SS
per day and upwards wherever they live.
You are started free. Capital not required
Some have made overcoO In a single day at
this work. AU succeed.