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l,*g VOL. II.-NO. 48,
'^tPnblUhed Weekly
Sorthwestenr^ Publishing Company,
No. 4 1 3rd St., Room No. a
ADAMS, Editor. X|||f
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W H.TwiGGS,Omngton-ave,EvanstoD,111
The good white citizens of Louis
\ill, Ky have been in a terrible stew
this week, and various attempts have
been made to mob the jail and lynch
two coloied men, Turner and Patterson,
who are accused of murderously assault
ing a white servant giil named Jennie
Bowman. They are perfectly frantic.
Why Because two men almost mur
dered a woman? No. But, because
the two men accused are colored and
the women white. They are notBuch
chivalrous knights, such lovers of justice
and summary punishment aa they would
lead the world to believe. The case in
question is a bad one, and no one, less
than ourself, wishes to thwart exact
justice for the guilty parties, who ever
they may be. But we wish the law to
take its proper course and mete out the
punishment that should follow, and not
a howling mob of human devils, so
blinded color prejudice that they are
worse at heait than then intended uc
tims. Let the case remain the same and
change the colors of the assailants and
assailed, and the men could not be low
enough, nor the woman high enough
though she were the peer of the Virgin
Maryto arouse such a desire for ven
eence in the hearts of these blood-thirst
chavalrous Kentuckians. Bosh'
When will our highly, cultured, intelli
gent, white brothers learn that of one
blood God made all nations, and accept
the brotherhood of man
The Interstate Commerce Law hasof
cut off so many railroad dead heads that
the sleeping car system is on the wane.
The persons who patronized the sleepers
most were those who traveled on passes,
but now having to pay faie they do not
care to pay extra for sleepers. The poor
porters who depend upon the gener
osity of the passengers for the tips
necessary to eke out the miserable
pittances the roads allow them for salary,
are sufferers to a considerable extent,
and some of them have already been
forced to resign their positions, as they
cannot pick up enough to pay their ex
penses. It seems that the Negro gets
the orst of every deal, no matter who
makes it.
There is little sympathy expressed for
Pullman, however, and it is thought
that he will lower his rates for berths in
his cars, take off the useless conductors
and place the porters in charge as con
ductors and porters, and pay them the
same wages usually paid to conductors
and, by these means, Sir George may
still continue to live up to the style
which accords with his lately bestowed
4 It matters little whether one is right
or wrong in his opinions, it is always a
source of gratification to have others
agree with him but when we are right,
and we find our ideas are in accord with
leading thinkers, the gratification is in
creased in a ten fold ritio. The Indian
apolis World is considered, by the news
paper fraternity generally to rank
among the best in the land in fact, it is
equaled by few and excelled by none,
taken as a whole. -!,-"W-
The World says: "The Negro to be
iully able to cope with the dominant
race must acquire mere wealth and edu
cation, more moral courage and race
pride. One tax payer gains more re
spect for the race than a dozeli howling
Those arejust the ideas we have ever
en'dtavored to inculcate in the minds of
our readers. Our road to success goes
via wealth, not politics, we must follow
Iago'sadvice: "Putmoney in thy purse"
all tilings else, earthly, will follow. &$$
The new mayor of Pittsburg has made
twenty-one appointments of colored
men on the police force of that city.
The new mayor of St. Paul made twenty
five appointments on the police force of
this city recently, but not one of the
number is a colored man. We had a
talk with two of the colored men who
have* been on the force, recently, and
both say they resigned because they
were not properly treated by their
superior officers. Of course, if a captain
oi lieutenant wishes to make it uncom
fortable for a patrolman he can easily
do so, but there are a few colored men
in the city who are willing to take
chances in that direction if the oppor
tunity is afforded. If they cannot stay
they can do as the others didresign.
But justice^ demands that they be ap
The two Reverend Sams, Jones and
Small have been walloping saints and
sinners at a terrible rate in Minneapolis
during the past week. How much good
they have done God only knows. If,
however, through their influence, one
soul has been brought to the feet of
Jesus they have earned their weekly
stipend of $500. The Lord works in
mysterious ways his wonders to perform.
They have the reputation of being will
ing to help their colored brothers and
sisters into heaven by a sort of side en
trance but, as the Bible teaches us,
there is only one way, and who ever
strives to enter in any other way, is as a
thief and a robber, we have not, as a
rule, taken much stock in their Chris
The sporting element figures quite ex
pensively in this part of the moral vine
yard and the daily newspapers devote a
large amount of space to accounts of
sparring matches, prize fights and local
"scraps." There was a time when prize
fighting was considered very disreput
able business, but at present, the "Pro
fessors of the Manly Art," are bigger
men than "Ole Grant." It may be a
good thing sometimes for a fellow to
know how to handle his "dukes" in a
scientific manner, but there is such a
thing as carrying a thing too far and
thats what the "pugs" are now doing.
It is very encouraging, as we look over
our exchanges, to note that colored bar
bers in different parts of the country
are exhibiting manhood enough to ob
literate the color line in their shops.
The discriminations which colored men
have made in their establishments
against colored men, have been one of
the biggest stumbling blocks in the way
our obtaining civil rights. No other
race of people on Gods green earth
treats its members as some of ours do
each other.
The able editor of the American Bap
tist has involved himself in a religious
discussion that bids fair to reach im
mense proportions. We endorse his
position in treating with contempt the
personal flings of filth, which some
"scavenge cart" editors are making, and
feel satisfied that he will be able to hold
his own in the controvesy with the
gentlemanly portion of the profession.
The A. M. E. Church Review comes
to us this quarter, as usual, filled with
able articles on live, interesting subjects.
It contains portraits of the late Bishop
R. H. Cain and Hon. J. Willis Menard,
the first colored congressman, and pen
picturesof the living thoughts of some of
our leading tninkers. The Review is a
credit to us as a people and should be
found in eyery household./ f,
'Prize* fighters, or pugilists, may beinstance
perfect gentlemenand we .think too
much of our head to run the risk of say
ing they are notbut they do not very
often belong to the Y. M. C. A., or
teach in the Sabbath Schools. Neither
are they, generally, advocates of tem
perance or members of the church 4$%
The beauties of the jury system were
exemplified in the acquittal of Frank
Mead who shot and killed Frank Farns
worth in this city about six months ago.
In a case of this kind, its a mighty good
thing iojjje a white man andpopular.
To-morrow begins the merry month
of May, and instead of chilly winds and
snow which April gave us in place of
gentle showers, we can now hope for
balmy breezes ami flowers.
The APPEAL extends its sympathy to
Bro. W. J. Cromwell, of the Peoples
Advocate, Washington, D. &, in the re
cent loss of his better halfand helpmeet.
Extracted from the Mine of Mis
cellaneous Matters, on our
^Claim,aiid Assayed for^
our Del vers after [j-
Notice the Output.
There are fourteen colored letter car
riers in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bishop J. M. Brown lectures
Rochesterr N. Y., May 4th. ^j*
There are twenty-one colored men on
the police force, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Richmond, Va., has fourteen colored
undertakers and four colored physicians.
There are nine colored members of
the Florida House and two in the Senate.
R. F. Johnson, of Tully, N. Y., is the
only colored Justice of the Peace in New
York State, ^v -r^ *v^
Rev. M.T. Busby, colored, was elected
president of the Y. M. C. A. at Buchtel,
O., recently.
The last issue of the Peoples Advo
cate, of Washington, D. C, began its
twelfth volume.
Mr. Isaac Williams, colored, has been
app inte Sergeant-at-Arms the Cin
cinnati Police Court.
Rev.W.M.Hargrave,has accepted ajcall
to the pastorate of Knox Presbyterian
church of Louisville, Ky.
Mr. George A. Bickle, colored, has
been admitted to the school of the Art
Students League of New York.
Messrs. A. J. Catlin, John D. Easley,
and Richard Harris, all colored, are
serving on the Circuit Court jury in
Louisville, Ky.
Henry Clay, the colored ice deafer and
street contractor, is a prospective candi
date for the council from the third ward,
of Indianapolis.
Mr. J. H. Lott has been elected City
Attorney of Paxton, 111., he is the first
colored man ever elected to such a
position that state.
Messrs. F. J. R. Jones and Steven B.
Gibson, colored, of Philadelphia have
been appointed to clerkships in the
office of Receiver of Taxes.
Mrs. Mary Beard, the colored clerk
in the Recorders Office, of Chicago, was
one of the twenty-five clerks dismissed
recently on the plea of economy.
The School Board of Louisville, Ky.,
at its last meeting appropriated $16,000
to erect a new school building the
city and $6,000 for improvements.
Three of the six students who will
graduate from Berea College, Ky., in
June are colored. L. W. Williams, of
Louisville, Ky., will be valedictorian.
A movement is en foot to erect a
$10,000 monument at Boston, Mass., to
the memory of Crispus Attucks, one of
the first victims of the Revolutionary
There are three colored clerks regu
larly employed in the county court
house, at Indianapolis, Ind.: C. H.
Baughman, F. D. Welch and A. E.
Rhode Island has a colored legislator,
Mr. Joseph H. Banks, elected at Provi
dence last week by the votes of the
Democrats and a faction known as the
"Equal Rights Partv."
Mr. George W. Tanner, colored, of Illi
nois, was appointed to a cleikship in the
Pension Office, Washington, on the 19tk
instant, under the Civil Service Rules.
Mr. Geo. L. Pryer, of Hampton, Va.,
who held a clerkship in*the same office
was dismissed on the 18th mstei i
Capt. J. A. Sykes, colored, formerly
editor of the Savannah Phoenix, was
last week convicted in the Superior
Court of Chatham County, Ga., of crim
inal libel. He was fined $200 and sen
tenced to jail for six months. He had
said of Peter Dongal, a colored letter
carrier, that he was "a viper, a loafer, a
hybrid and a disgrace to the postal
Home Economy.
Economy is the management %f
domestic affairs, thrifty and frugal house
keeping. Economy avoids all waste and
extravagance, and applies money to the
best advantage. And again, economy
is said to be a virtue, let us then be
onomical as it is a virtue. In refer
*ng to the subject of economy in regard
to making home happy, we will look for
at the lately married couples,
they marry and pay $20 or $30 per
month for board some hire cooks,
others have their washing and ironing
done, and others run weekly grocery
bills which they cannot afford, but per
sist in keeping it up for the sake of a
big name. I will ask Bright-eyes or
Touch-me-not can this last very long or
will happiness long prevaU Well then,
the newly married bride will say, the
reason the weekly store account is $5, is
because I always want a plenty to eat
and the very best of it and the reason
why I have my washing done, my
mother or sister did it before I married,
and I only had the sewing and cleaning
to do, and many other little excuses of
the same nature which are not at all
excusable for the unfortunate ones. I
will again ask Bright-eyes, a question as
I think she can answer, for them.
Would it not have been better for them
to try all of these different kinds of
domestic work before leaving their
fathers and mothers hospitable roofs? Of
course bills of cooking, washing, board
and clothing must be paid, and*, as a
matter of coarse, the young groom must
py thtm now, he must, teAlftJN^
AaOrgan in th Intanstof *h*%B&tiin& Peopleof the Northwest.
high life, have? mo n**$**h(t no smalf
amount of it either. M, then, we have,
a desire to attain something in this uns jf^
friendly world, let practice economy.
If the wife is economic^! the husband i#
then mere, desirous of "doing still more
for her he works with Untiring zeal,
ever thinking of her, who looks out for
his future as well aa her own. There
are women who never -think how hard
their husbandf workfof^he money they
squander. They orderly new cloak tiiat f${ Memphis, Tenn
costs a month's salaryi they spend the
market money in lunching at restaurants
and going to matinees, and then ask him
for more with a babyish giggle. They
think the world was made for them, and
they mean to enjoj i4fcTfiey do not
consider that a wile shoiildTje ber_|jMS-
band's helpmeet in all things,
Economy should be practiced more in
house-keeping, house-keeping is a
science and an art. May the time be
not far distant when we shall hear of,
the "new sphere" for woman's ener
gies is to regulate her home in accor
dance with the polished training her
mental faculties have attained and
not feel her life is being wasted, or
her education for naught.-^'Drew
Dropj^in. Arkansas Dispatch.
"'v Newspapers in 1887. g*
Geo. P. Rowell & Co., of New York,
will issue on Monday, May 2nd, the
Nineteenth Annual edition of their
standard publication, the "American
Newspaper Directory."
The new volume contains an exhaus
tive list of all Class Publications so ad
mirably arranged that any one of the
three thousand papers represented
there can be readily referred to and all
important facts concerning it, together
with its circulation rating, easily obtain
The Newspaper Directory will be used
principally by Publishers, Advertisers
and Advertising Agents, but the vast
fund of information it contains makes it
valuable to persons of almost every
trade and profession. As a Gazetteer
alone it is well worth the price charged,
$5.00, for it fully descibes every town in
which a newspaper is issued, and few
people care to know about any place
where one is not.
The number of papers published in
the United States, Territories (including
Alaska) and Canada is put at 15,420, an
increa&e of 581 in one year.
The growth of newspapers in^sohle of
the Western States would be a matter of
wojider^iiia^u^^ no exception to the rule. In Kansas
the increase is 89 and in Nebraska 64
while the Keystone State shows a smaller
advance of 35 and the Buckeye State of
30. Pennsylvania exhibits the largest
increase in dailies, 17 Kansas in week
lies, 81, and New York in monthlies, 42.
Seven States show an increase the most
prominent instances being New Hamp
shire and Virginia, six each. The whole
volume shows that great care has been
taken to sustain its reputation as the
most comprehensive work of the kind
yet published, and to insure accuracy in
every detail.,- Anything less than a
complete compendium of American
newspapers and periodicals would sur
prise those who are so well known as
the oldest, largest and best known of all
the American Advertising Agencies.
Chicago, Hl.*&. 1
The many readers of the APPEAL will
doubtless call to mind that it has been
quite along time since they heard from
me, but this has been occasioned by my
absence from home, an absence extend
ing over four months, during which
time I have been permitted to visit some
important points in the Southern States
and note with interest the condition of
our race in that locahty, as well as to
spend a goodly portion of a severe win
ter in the warm climate of old Mexico.
Having just arrived home and being
much fatigued by the long and tiresome
iourney I find myself unequal to the
task of securing for publication in this
issue a list of the doings in and around
the city. However, we shall endeavor
to satisfy the many readers of the AP
PEAL in regard to the goings on in
Chicago, as I have always endeavored to
do, previous to my going & way_ and. as
it may be interesting to some of my
readers, I will be pleased to give an
account of my travels through the South
where it has been said that slavery has
been abolished. But, if lam any judge of
what constitutes slavery, I am prepared
to say that in some parts it still exists in
all.of its hideousness. Also of my travels
through California, New and Old Mexi
co. In nhort, we shall endeavor to give
you good letters for the next few weeks,
at least. A. A. RUSSELL^
Fort Snelling.
rs. A. T. Anderson, of Minneapolis,
organized a division of Sons of Tem
perance, on Tuesday evening, composed
of soldiers. The following officers were
elected: W. J. Cogley, W. P. A. J.
Smith, W, A. J. D. Howard, R. S. A.
E. Simond, A. RVS. C. Reddick, F. S.
G. W. Honce, treasurer J. N. Norton,
cor. Mrs. L.A. Norton. A. J.N.
Banhom, I. S. W. Johnson, O, S.
Times are getting lively at the Fort.
Drill at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.white
and dress parade 20 minutes before sun
set, Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
The boys will be down to fighting weight
One of our first sergeants sprained his
right hand a few evenings ago in a glove
contest. We will let the St. Paul boy
know whenbe hasrecoTered.
roial Unkings and Spring
Migrations of ^Prominent-
Haws Record of the^Weekf-
Mr. D, Daniels-and Ifiss'SStmSi
of Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Thomas Porks-aud MiirTda Lew
is, of Louisville, Ky.
Mr. J. R* Mason andMrs^Nellie E.
Mr. James H. Lott, and Miss Amelia
Swanson, of Atlanta, Ga. ||i?Jfli?
Mr. Andrew Graycien and Miss Sarah
Miller, of Louisville, Ky. ir /f,f w*
Mr. John Wooden and Miss Katie
Gilliam, of Detroit, Mich.
Mr. James Miller and Miss Susan
Jasper, of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Nicholas Gaines and Miss Mary E.
Stewart, of Richmond, Va.
Mr. Esquire Hill and Miss Althea
Richardson, of Athens, Ga.
Mr. Peter Young and Miss Mary Rob
inson, of Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Frank Preston and Miss Carrie
Taylor, of Springfield, Ohio.
Mr Robert P. Hall and Miss Laura
A. Prince, of Petersburg, Va.
Mr. S. Henri Smith and MissMarcella
Harrison, of Vicksburg, Miss.
Mr. Jefferson D. Newton and Miss
Emma Green, of Baltimore, Md.
Corp. Henry Giles, of Fort Reno, I.T.,
and Miss Maria
D.C.^ ~Z*?^'of'Washington.,Smith
Mr. Samuel Green, of Chicago, 111.,
and Miss Emma A. Green, of Toledo,
Mr. Jacob E. Hammond, of Elkton,
Md., and Miss Julia Scarr, of Wilming
ton, Del.
Miss Emma Grace, of Detroit, is visit
ing Buxton, Ont.
Miss N. Davis, of Chicago, is visiting
Fort Wayne, Ind.
MissB. H. Lewis, of Washington, is
visiting Philadelphia.
Mrs. Kitty Edwards, of Ypsilanti, is
visiting Detroit, Mich.
Miss Ann Coffman, of Jacksonville,
111., is visiting Chicago./^
""Mrs. Clara Terry,~~ of Lexington, is
visiting Louisville, Ky.
Mr. W. E. Matthews, of Washington,
is yisiting Philadelphia.
Miss Jenme Mason, of St. Louis, Mo.,
is visiting Detroit, Mich.
Miss Bettie Boon, of New Haven, Ky.,
is visiting New Albany, Ind.
Miss Fannie La Tigue, of Memphis,
Tenn., is visiting Chicago, 111.
Mr, and Mrs. D. Goods, of Wabash,
are visiting Fort Wayne, Ind.
Mrs Hat'ie Washington, of Little
Rock, is visiting Hot Springs, Ark.
Misses Arnetta and Lulu Joy, of
Washington, are visiting New York.
St. Louis, Mo.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. gave an
entertainment last Wednesday, che 27th
inst, f,
Miss Laura Bevenue, of Sparta, 111., is
the guest of Miss Emma Cole, 507, Chest
nut street,
Mrs. J. P. Thomas, the wealthy lady
of Alton, 111.,is in town. She is visiting
Mrs. Mary Alexander who is very ill.
Mrs. Beverley D. Brookes is rejoice
ing in having successfully passed the
maternal milestone. A third time, a
boy too.
The WESTERN APPEAL is becoming
quite popular here. All of its readers
are fully aware of the fact that it is a
wide-awake, first-class journal.
Mrs. *M. J. Hickman, one of the first
ladies of this city, is suffering intensely,
though not dangerously with rhuma
tism. She has accepted the advice of
her physician, Dr. J. B. Johnson, to go
10 Hot Springs.
The Home Club had a meeting last
Wednesday night. Two new members
were elected and quite an animated dis
cussion took place on financial matters.
Messrs. Wilson, Grant, Williams, Lang
ston and others participating.
The Idle Hour Society met at the re
sidence of Mrs. C. C. Helms, last Thurs
day. There was a large attendance of
members. The following programme
presented was enjoyed by all. An origi
nal poena, "Spirit's Bells," by Mrs. S. P.
Vashon reading by Mr. Rich Byron
reading by Mrs. Nellie Gibson.
Quite a wholesome sensation was
created last Thursday afternoon in
school circles, by the action of Mr. H.
G. Parker, principal of No. 1 school.
Thip school has a kindergarten attach
ment under the directorship of white
teachers. Froebels birthday celebration
brought every Kindergarten in the city
to the Exposition Hall, last Thursday,
except the colored Kindergarten which
Mr. Parker refused to let leve his build
ing except under the leadership of the
teachers who taught them every
day. They declined to march through
the streets with the colored children,
and hence the action of the principal.
Miss Addie M. Walker, of Richmond,
Va., has been engaged to sing with the
Fisk Jubilee Singers, under the manage
ment of Mr. F. J. Loudin. The troupe
is now in Australia.
4 1 E LSI1U JGfll) US
Some very beautiful lots in WEST ST. PAUL, all lying well. In fact, have
property listed in all parts of the city. No matter what locality you wish to
buy, call and see me before purchasing, as I can offer the best inducements.
I have a nice desirable piece of business property on the Corner of WES"
TERN AVENUE and CHARLES STREET. Lot 60x80 feetthe size of all lots on
that streetwith a Good House on it, for only $2,200 cash. The Cheapest and best
iiec of business property in the city.^
3 NEW 7-R00M HOUSES just building with all the modern improve-
ments, bay windows, marble mantles, drop grates, bath-rooms, etc etc. Street
all graded, sidewalks laid, all handsome new buildings in the neighborhood On
the South side Charles near Western Avenue, two streets north of University
avenue. Lots 38x132. Price $3,500, $500 cash, balance in monthly payments.
3 NEW HOUSES 5 rooms each, just building in modern style throughout.
Lots 38x132 feet at $2,500 each, $300 down, balance in monthly payment.
ONE SEVEN-ROOM HOUSE, on lot 22x130 feet on Fuller, between Jay
and Farringtonnear A. M. E. Churchwith good well and cellar. $1,800 terms
to suit purchaser. A Snap.
ONE NEW SEVEN-ROOM HOUSE and lot 41x100 feet on Martin, between
Jay and Lewis, with 5-room house in rear, all for $3,200. $1,200 cash, balance in
1, 2 and 3 years.
Bargains in Real Estate in ali Parts of the
2 0,
St. Paul,
$1.50 PE YEAR.
g^!Also a full line of SHADES, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, etc.. at Prices
that Defy Competion. CALL AND SEE US."
&pF.%&. PETERSON,fcCO.,,
Real Estate and Loan
For Bargains in Real Estate which cannot be Duplicate
take a Glance at this List.
6 0 Lots in COMO PARK, only three blocks from the station on the N
P. Ry., $400 each, $100 down balance in 1,2 and 3 years.
2 LotsinWALCOTTand COTTAGE HOME ADDITION, lying between
the Northern Pacific and the Manitoba Roads, for only $450 each, one third cash,
and the balance in 1, 2, and 3 years.
To Secure one of those Really Great Bargains in
Chamber Furniture,
Wehnye just reoeivod Several Car Loads of Medium Priced
^Which we are offering at the following prices,
$205 $26, $27, $2 8 EACH
^These goods are Handsome and Reliable in Quality. All of the latest styles.
J|pds|rEEfiTriiirliEr Hir
Lacs, Patent Leather,
Congress, Patent Leather^,
Low Button, Patent Leather*
Fine Boots and Shoes.
Wj,hAyj|just received a fall line of and Gentlemen's
Patent Leather Button Boots,
Patent Leather Oxford Ties,
Patent Leather Opera Slippers.

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