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VOL. 1.
Published Every Saturday at
St. Pau l, MINN, by tbe WES-
TERN Publishing Co., Boom 3
Lambert Block Cor. of 3rd and
Cedar Streets.
Entered at St. Paul Post-office as
second class matter.
Advertising at reasonable rates.
The Colored Press Association met
in Philadelphia, July 8.
The management will not be" responsi
ble for the opinion expressed by any of
its correspondents. Neither will they
publish any matter to satisfy personal
Correspondence that will be of in
terest to the readers of tbe APPEAL is
solicted, we will not be responsible for
opinions expressed by our correspon
dents, but all communications must be
accompanied by the writers full name
not for publcation but for reference.
It is hoped that the efforts of the
managers of the litterary society just
forming will not allow any technicalties
to come into its meetings that will call
forth unnecessary discussions that will
disgust those that are interested in its
There is a movement on foot to place
on exhibition the exhibit from the New
Orleans expositton upon it arrival,
which is looked for every day the things
having been shipped on-the 23rd of
June, last.
Hon. Fred Douglass' letter to the
Sunday Pioneer Press on the life of
President Lincoln was a fine interest
ing paper, and one that it would be
well for all to read.
We do not ask the authorities to be
lenient with us in the transaction of any
public business. If those of our people
carrying on business of any kind, do not
come within the pall of the law they
ought not to be allowed any more privi
leges than white men have, especially
since such treatment is used only for
political purposes.
It is an old saying that charity begins
at home but this is no reason it should
not go abroad a man should live with the
world as a citizen of the world he may
have a preference for the particular
quarter, or square, or even alley, in
which he lives, but he should have a
geneious feeling for the wellfare of the
whole. (Washington Record.)
It is hoped that our readers will think
seriously of this matter, and give the
APPKU their hearty support, for much
depends upon the support you give to
this or any other organ published in the
interest of our race in this community.
The Masonic parade promises to be a
magnificent affair, and one that all of
our citizens will take a great interest,
the time has come when we as a people
in this state should take more interest
in affairs that are under the control of our
societies, we are increasing in numbers
every day, and that fact must be dem
onstrated to the whites of this state
and city who do not recognize the fact
that we as a race have increased from
100 to 2,000 in the city alone, in the
short space of eight yearsnow it is
hoped that the efforts of the Masons
will be met with a hearty support.
Now that the way has been opened for
the mayor to make an appointment of a
colored man as patrolman, by thfi council
increasing the number to fifteen, we
hope to see a colored man upon the
police force before long, and one that
will represent the colored citizens of
St. Paul, and not that element that has
done more to harm our progress than
they have ever done good. We hope the
Mayor, will look well, for in thi&appoint
ment we want you to satisfy
yourself, as well as that class of
your citizens who are always
strong in their feelings for those, who in
public life show any disposition' to ele
vate and encourage them as a race, in the
march of progress and civilization.
The abolition of slavery in the United
States was the beginning oftheendof
the wretched system. It cannot last
much longer in Cuba, and in Brazil
under the law of 1873 it is rapidly pass
ing away. In that year there was
registered 1,540,796 slaves, now there
are not more than 1,000,000. Thus in
twelve years, more than 500,000 slaves
have been set free, and the sentiment
for the manumission of the rest is grow
ing so rapidly that it is believed there
will not be a slave in Brazil in 1895, per
haps not in 1890. (Memphis Appeal.)
We hope the belief of the Appeal in
this matter may be fully realized.-Ed.
On Tuesday July 14, the African Grand
Lodge of Iowa will meet in St. Paul and
be the guests of Pioneer Lodge No 12, of
St. Paul, and J. K. Hilyard No. 6, of
Minneapolis. The session wrtl be held
in Pioneer Lodge room, No. 12, on Jack
son street below Seventh. On Thursday
afternoon, the 16th, there will be a street
paiade of the Grand Lodge, A. F. and
A. M., with an escort of Knights Temp
lar, starting from the hall of Pioneer
Lodge at two o'clock. All Master
Mason's, Royal Arch, and Knights Temp
lar in good standing, are fraternally
invited to join in the, procession. Music
by the Central Cqrnet Band ot Minne
Form on Jackson street, between
Sixth and Seventh, down Jackson to
Seventh, up Seventh to Tenth, over
Tenth to St. Peter, down St. Peter to
Seventh, over Seventh to Seven Corners,
down Third to Jackson, up Jackson to
In the evening there will be a public
installation of the Grand Officers at
College Hall, corner Third and Wabasha
The 1.0. 0. T. Supreme Council, met
in convention on Wednesday, July 8,
and the street parade was a very impos
ing affair. About 1,200 of the uniform
rank were in procession. The competi
tive drill was excellent and called forth
much applause.
Mr. Richard T. Greener is negro of
the mulatto varietywhom the repub
lican party has helped into some prom
inence, first by making him a freeman
and. then by assisting him in various
ways to make a living. Greener is now
making democratic campaign speeches
in Ohio. Between Roscoe Conkling and
the negroes of the Greener stripe, the
republican party seems likely to get a
pretty through understanding of what
rank ingratitude IB.(Minneapolis Jour
The republican party has done so
much to help Prof. R. T. Greener along
that one of its Northwestern Journals
need bewail the step he has taken. He
ought be very grateful to the republican
party for sending him to Harvard
where he graduated with high
honors and is to-day the first
graduate of color from that
institution of learning. Now we
not in favor of the course that the pro
fessor has taken, but whenever an intelli
gent negro step out from the rank and file
of his race and asserts ideas or opinions
that conflict with weak-kneed repub
licans, there is a howl and a row made
about it. If you think so much of the
negro and the strength of his following,
why don't you consider these things
when you are not in a pinch.
It is hoped that the colored press
association which met in Philadelphia
on the 8th inst., will before its sessions
close, shape some line of policy for us to
pursue in unison with each other for
the future good of our people. Too long
ha\e we been editing papers seemingly
in the interest of the race, and it has
always been turned to the agrandise
ment of self now the time has come
when sacrifices must be made, and if it
requires a selfish sacrifice why, let us,
as the mouthpieces of Afro-Americans
make it without fear or trembling, but
manly and nobly advocate the rights of
our race, until the flood-gates of public
opinion has been opened to us and the
tide is turned in our favor, when we
may be able to stem the tide and com
pete with whatever opposition we may
meet. Let the next convention be held
in the west.
The youth of this age seems to forget
that a man who lounges about, drinking
and carousing, that with all of his pomp
and splenor, good clothes and fine
Jewlery, that self respect takes prece
dence of all that pertains to moralty.
Some of them seems to think that when
under the influence of poisonous and
and impure liquors that it makes him
a bigger man than the Bunker Hill
Monument, but it is not so, turn and
scrutinize the inner man and you will
fine that you are a nuisance, a man
when drunk is a public and a private
nuisance, his ideas, his actions, his
speach and his conduct are all
unnatural and therefore intolerable
he demands attention from his friends
who are not always willing to give it, and
is in the way of those who want to attend
to business. He seeks to inflict his
drunken notions upon those who have
neither time nor inclination to listen to
him, his familiararity with those whom
he is acquainted with is of a repugnant
character, and when repulsed he be
comes abusive and often dangerons. He
thrusts himself where he is not wanted
and when shaken off he will not stay
away he is offensively persistent re
I gardless of time and place, he will not
1 take* no for an answer.
Negro Must Go.
We want to call the attention of the
public to the fact that because a colored
man is doing business opposite the Ryan
Hotel, he has been ordered to move or
they would fix some way to make him.
Now it is unfair to us as a race, to force
any one of us from our place of business,
when we are carrying it on in a peaceful
and respectful manner. This is the
treatment you, who support the demo
cratic party, receive when you assist to
put their party in power. They love
you, oh! so much, on election day, and
when their ends have been met they
turn upon you and hamper your^holding
progress, in no matter what way you
maybe trying to make it feltnow if
colored men feel as if they cannot sup
port the Republican party dont support
that party that would hang a millstone
around your necks at all times and have
always done everything to keep you
down. How is it that the white men do
ing business adjoining Mr. Baptist have
not been notified to leave, show us fair
play, and stop this baby business, if the
authorities wish to give us a fair and
good government let them display it
right, now, but dont bulldoze respectful
citizens doing business because they are
colored men.
"Have you noticed," asked one
gentleman of another in a New York
elevated railway car, the other day, in
the hearing of a Tribune scribe, "that
men are less courteous to women than
formerly? See how many women are
standing while the seats are filled with
men who look like gentlemen. You and
I can remember when such a thing
could not have been seen in any car
filled with respectable persons. Are we,,
becoming less polite as a people.?"
"I think," was the reply, "that in
real politeness and in deference to
women we are not losing ground, though
I have noticed the change that you
speak of, in some of its out-ward mani- Lhigh
festations. It has been gradual and notl
without a well-defined cause. Women
are themselves responsible for it. By
their manner they seem to demand as a
right what men are only too glad to con- }*iake of th
fer as a gift, and what they expect to be
received as such. After a man has
given up his seat in a car a few times
without receiving a word or even a smile
of thanks he usually thinks it about time
stop. It is amazing how rude a wom
an can be in a public conveyance who in
private circles is the very soul of grace
and cannot receive the smallest atten
tion without prompt acknowledgment
"A few days ago I saw a young woman
enter a car at Grand street, accompanied
by a young man. A gentleman immed
iately rose and gave her his seat, which
she took. At Ninth street a person sit
ting next to her left the car, and the
gentleman who had relinquished his seat
was about to take the vacant one, when
the young woma% moved over into it,
motioning to her companion to take
hers. I think that gentleman will be
less prompt in his courtesy in the future.
"Do you see that woman over there
with the 10-year-old lad by her side?
When she came into the car a few sta
tions back, a gentleman gave her a seat.
At the next station the seat by her was
vacated and she pulled her boy into it.
Women were standing in front of her at
the time, but she saw no reason why
her boy should be sacrificed for them.
Do you ever gee a woman request a
child of hers to get up and give his seat
to a woman? I have seen such a thing
once in awhile, but not often. Men are
as essentially polite as ever, according
to my observation they are simply
learning the lesson women teach them'
and discriminate as to the times and
places where they can exercise their po
liteness without wasting it." (Tribune.)
Good News from the South.
In the United States Circuit Court of
Baltimore, Tuesday July 7, Judge Bond
affirmed the decree of the District Court
awarding to three colored women dam
ages of $1,000 each, for having been
excluded from first-class sleeping apart
ments on the steamer Sue, after they
had purchased first-class tickets.
Good for Maryland. Let Minnesota
follow the example set for her by her
southern sister state.Ed.
Game of baseball played between the
Fort Sneliing and Blue Stockings of
Minneapolis, on the Fourth of July, 1885,
game closed in the ninth inning with a
scoie of 14 to 15 in favor of the Fort
Sneliing club. It is thought best for
Minneapolis to take more practice before
attempting to play the Fort boys again.
I believe they have been left for some
reason three times this season, although
this game was very closely played.
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ST. PAUL MINN. SATURDAY JULY 11, 1885.%1N0.^6:
nominate State and
only way
cowards is
As we were koing to press we received
a copy of Prof. Greener's reasons for ad
vocating the election of some other
candidate for Governor of Ohio, than
Judge Foraker, which we publizh for
|he benefit cjf our contemporary, the
"Minneapolis Journal." It would be well
for the colored voters of this state to
read this lett* thoroughly and consider
fbeir condition and the treatment they
hve received at the hands of those
offict by the republican vote of
this state, thi ough the assistance of the
cdlored voter s. The following was wired
to the Associated Press at New York'
June 28.J
Friend: I hank you for the manly
stand you have taken so early against
thenominatinofForaker Stick to it
and rouse the colored vote, which is
grossly insulted by such a nomination.
He was desrvedly beaten two years ago,
and ought to be beaten worse now. I
think the colored people of this country
have eateapolitical crow long enough,
and if Republicans do not respect us
sufficiently vo pay some slight pretense
to a decent regard for our feelings, then
let them be taught a lesson. I am no
stranger to Ohio politics. I know of a
dozen good men, true men with an army
record, men who are Republicans worthy
of the state and the party, men who
could carry 1 he state. When such men
are sacrifice 1 for men like Foraker, the
Negro oughi to show that'lle has some
thing to say The Republican party has
been courting and* inviting defeat for
|slght years by its an ant cowardice,
truculency, and exaltation of little men
|]vith big ambition, no heart, and a con
tempt for p: inciples.
The Negr is not responsible for its
"plunders, timidity, or consequent de
fects but when the party goes on adding
ineul to troaehery and cowardice, it is
time for every self-respecting
Negro throughout the country to cry
"Halt!" I confess I have held some
slack allegiance since 1877, but I have
smotheredjmy personal feelings for the
interests of the race, hopiag
we should get better and truer men
to carry our banner in the
lation. They get worse. The
to rebuke time servers and
to whip them. You have a
colored vbte sufficient to do that thing
in the October election. The question
of our civ 1 rights in this country is one
wherein honest men may differ as to
the expediency of pushing it but when
once it is up for action, the man who is
against it is an enemy of the progress,
the nianl ood of the Negro race in this
our nativ i land, and we must brand him,
no matter what party he hides behind.
When] think of the worthy Republi
cans pas ?ed over by such a convention,
I am disg usted, and I shall pray earnest
ly for a cj."ushing
defeat of the republican
Very Truly Yours,
from .Lake Miimetonka.
Your very interesting paper reaches
here every Saturday, one all of its
columns are carefully perused. Eveay
thing is tuning smoothly at this place.
There is about 35 young men here, cap
able of rilling every capacity from a
preacher to a jockey, Messrs DeLyons
and But ts, rise at 4 oclock every morn
ing, anc. take a row over the course, from
Lake P: irk to the Lafayette, these two
gentlen ien bid fair to become experin
ded, oarsmen, they pull very nicely to
gether. W. W. Coleman, coaches them.
P. Q. Miller is the tonsorial artist of
this hotel, and is doing a rushing busi
ness. The Lake Park B. B. C. defeated
the Lnfayettes on last Saturday by a
score of 10 to 6. The former olub is com
posed i some very good players. The
Quartette under the management of Mr.
Frankl Sillsby, makes things hideous
arounc the woods every night. T.
Mclnt)sh has his banjo here but, "it
now hmgs silent on the door."
H. S. Green is the only dude on the
lake s] tore, but the girls give him but
little fucouragement. I will write you
again lext week.
Tho First Regiment M. S. W. went
into amp at White Bear July 8. The
camj is called Camp Bend in honor of
its colonel, who is nowr
There will be a feast in the wilderness
on Monday evening at the Methodist
church for the benefit ofthe Pastor whose
time is about to expire, let every body
turn out and help them at this time so
as to enable them to let their minister
go away with a glad heart and if pos
sible full pocket.
The annual meeting of the Pilgrim
Baptist church was held on Monday
evening July sixth.
The following gentlemen were elected
to fill expiring vacancies.
Class No. 1. Wm. Stevens.
John Trotter.^
Class No. 3. David E. Talbert.
Moses Martin.
Albert Roberson
The first number of the WESTREN AP
PEAL, came to us in a beautiful dress. It
is a six column folio, edited by Messrs.
Parker, Burgett, and Hardy. Mr. Fred
erick Douglass Parker, is an Ohio man
born in Gleveland. To the gentleman
editors we wish them all the success
their enterprise* richly deserves, "come
early and stay late.".
(Cleveland Globe.
The first number of the WESTERN
APPEAL was received this week, with
its patriotic sentiments.
(Washington Bee.
The WESTERN APPEAL is the latest
venture in the newspaper world. It is
published at St. Paul, Minn., and starts
out under fair circumstancesSilver and
gold have we none, but such as we have
we cheerfully extend our best wishes for
a long life and prosperity.
(American Baptist.
The WESTERN APPEAL, published at
St. Paul, Minn, by F. D. Parker, J. T.
Burgett and S. E. Hardy, is the latest
addition to colored journalism.
(New York Freeman.
WESTREN APPEAL comes to us form St.
Paul Minn., and is a bright, clean, six
column folio, and a credit to its pub
lishers Messrs, Parker, Burgett and
We cordially welcome the second
issue of the WESTERN APPEAL to the field
of journalism. It comes with spice
vigor and aggressiveness, remarkable for
one so young.
(Philadelphia Tribune.
From all parts of the country we hear
the glad tidings4)f the birth of colored
journalistic enlerprises. This time we
are glad to hail the advent of the
"WESTERN APPEAL," puolished at St.
Paul, Minnesota, and edited by Messrs.
F. D. Parker and J. T. Burgett. We
extend the right hand of fellowship #o
our youthful contemporary, and wish it
a hearty "God speed."
The "WESTERN APPEAL" is a good name
and chimes in well with the Advocate.
May they walk hand and hand to the
betterment of our race and the credit of
Negro Journalism.
(Washington Advocate.
Advertise in the APPEAL.
The insult offered the American Flag
in the state of Utah on the 4th of July,
calls or some very decisives action on
the part of the Government, if they al
low the stars and stripes to be insulted
at home what may we expect to happen
to it a broad.
under arrest for
Several communications were received
too late for this issue, but will appear in
the next.
Persons desirous of buying a home
for themselves will do well by calling at
the office of the WESTERN APFKAI, before
purchasing of any other agencyYou
can save money and will find it greatly
to your advantage to examine our list,
which is the most extensive of any cheap
property there is in the city. This prop
erty Is sold to suit the convenience of
the richer, and there is no reason why
every colored man should not own a
home. We have two lots 40x100 feet in
Stinson, Brown & Ramsey's addition,
cheap small payments down, the balance
in monthly installments. Two corner
lots, 100x150 feet, in Summit Park Addi
tion, one in Ninninger & Donnelly's
Addition. Four beautiful modern built
houses within two blocks of St. Anthony
hill cars, all on easy terms, and a large
list of unimproved property. Call and
see for yourselves.
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Vice-President Hendricks is down
East holding political prayer meetings
for 1888.
Show your encouragement to the en
terprise by subscribing for the APPEAL
and paying for you subscription..
Ho for fun let everybody go to^the
grand Excursion on Aug. 1st.
Take the old folks, young^folks^and
tha babies, to the Excursion on Aug. 1st.
The subscribers must understand that
a news paper cannot run on air, and
it requires money to keep the^business
in good shape, so when the collector
comes around please be ready for him.
The subscribers to the A. M. E.
Church fund, are requested to give the
matter their attention at once as we
wish to make a public statement on or
about the 25th inst.
R. TAYLOR, Sec'y.
Let every body turn out and give the
Masonic Grand Lodge a hearty welcome
during their parade on Thursday, it is
hoped that every colored person will
decorate their residences and places of
Let the people turnout and in full
force on the 1st* of August and go to
White Bear Lake to celebarte the eman
cipation of the slaves of the West Indies
51 years ago.
The Mayor will receive the Grand
Lodge at Market Hall on Thursday af
ter-noon at three oclock, the procession
will halt on its march down St. Peter
street to be received by His Honor, after
which they will resume the line of
march published in another column.
Again we call attention of the city auth
orities to the fact that there is a number
of tramps hanging out in the vicinity of
sixth street and Minnesota street to the
disgust of every respectable citizen and
the officers should be given strict orders
to hav6~ffieln'nibve on so that persons
having business in that neighborhood
can attend to it without molestation.
The Public Installation of the officers
of the African Grand Lodge of A. F.
and A. M. for Iowa, and Jurisdiction,
will be held on the of July 16th, at
Music Hall cor. of 3rd. and Wabash St.
Admission one dollar, ladies free all are
invited to attend.
J. L.Neal,
C. W. Newton,
W. J. Johnson,
Jas. K. Hilyard
J. C. Todd,
No Improper
St. Paul.
Edmond James.
Geo. B. Williams,
Wm. A. Hilyard,
David E. Talbert,
Richard Reynolds
Characters Will be
The adjourned meeting of the Liter
ary society met at Pilgaim Baptisi
church Jon Thursday evening. Mr.
John Burgett in the chair. The Secre
tary reading the minute of the preeeed
ing^meeting which was received and
adopted. The committee appointed to
darft the Constitution and by laws
made their report and submitted a con
stitution, which was received. On mo
tion it was adopted by sections. The
first section of the first artcle was amen
ded, to read instead of church aid socie
ty, Excllsior Literary society. The
officers elected were, Rev. B. Wilkins
for President Jas. Loomis Vice-Presi
dent. J. H. Hickman, Rec. Sec, J. D.
Underwood Cor. Sec. Miss Laura B.
Coats Treas. The adoption of the con
stitution called forth, considerable dis
cussion, Messrs. Loomis, Hickman,
Evans, Anderson and Parker taking
part. The meeting adjourned to meet
on next Thursday evening.
Gov. Hoadley of Ohio having con
sented to run again as Democrat cana
date for Govenor. Judge Foraker's
chances are very slim, and the action of
the negroes in this contest is being
watched with a great deal of interest,
we hope they will prove themselves
men and assert by their votes, not that
they endorse democratic Ideas or prin
ciples, but the man who despite the
howls of party recognizes in them a
quality worthy of merit and reward,
we as a people have too long been the
footstool of the Republican party to be"
kicked and abused as they deemed ne
cessary, but thank God that the negro
is aroused to the sense of duty and are
fast assuming a bold front, that declares,
to the white man and weak kneed friend
that they have rights and privileges as
an American citizen that must be res
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