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Yor. 1. No. 34
" pew Friendly Words to the Wiscon i <in Afro-American. gy REV. J T. JENIFER, D. D,, CHICAGO, sy DEAR prorHERS.—I should lu.zve L sinee acknowledged the reception "Onh es of your paper, the WISCON of copl " < AFRO-AMERICAN, also complied with ’Lur request for an article, but numer ;: items of business and pastoral d:liies nave prevented. The tone of the WISCONSIN AFRO JMERICAN 15 healthy, pure and pro ive. We hail it as anot.he.r effort in the line of Afro-American journalism o help the race to tell its own story ﬁﬁ-‘f '3ll remember with a measure of isgust and indignation, the days Shen We were entirely dependent upon others 10 tell the story of our griev ances, OUT efforts and our progress, 4how terribly bad they told it. rhe bad among us was magnified, the sus caricatured and distorted, or m,,3<gell. put it is now encourag_ing‘ ow that, at the hands of the brainy, mgeous,and vigilantyoungmen who i aduct the more than one hundred} nd fifty papers of the Afro-American ress, the true status of the race, its ;vnmmces. its rights, and its progress‘ will receive such a fair treatment as will command the respectful considera tion of the enlightened iudgment of the world. [ have said above that the tone of your paper is healthy and pure. The tone of many of the journals of to-day is injurious to the moral health of society. For mercenary considera ions a vitiated public appetite for the vile and the sensational is catered to, < that the crime and filth of the world s skimmed daily, and brought each orning to the bosom of your family or its mental breakfast, but we may hope that with a view of the Weighty‘ wpousibility devolving upon the AFRO- | wezcay, and the lofty ends aimed at ythose who conduet it, that the finan jalsupport and encouragement of our ple may be such as to supersede uch evil necessities for success, and t the demand of our society shall be » o pure, trnthful, high-toned, rogressive journalism. (aricature is a powerful educator. be horrible caricature of the race ich as is extravagantly indulged in by "The Freeman ~ is, to say the least, far etched and degrading to the Negro. 1 my judgment, among the duties bich a faithful journal has before it, s the collection and disemination of evs for general information; the ex ssition of wrong and falsehood in e interest of truth and morality, ud the criticism of the conduct and olicy of men and organizations in the terest of the public welfare. [think the WISCONSIN AFRO-AMERI v should receive the cordial support f the people of the Northwest. We wwethe territory sufficiently extensive I breadth, rich in productions, and rmising in commercial intereststo sus inthe population of the United States, ttshefailstoreceive her due considera in. But the World’s Fair will help us. peaking, more especially as a church . Thope that among other considera onsthe African Methodistsin the Nort h may receive benefit from the influ iof your journal. Their apparent slactionat the neglect received at the uds of the general conference from 1€ totime, leaves room for the suppo -00 that we out this way are willing 'ftho Fast. South and Southwest “lhave everything. One of the gen- W departments of the A. M. E. ‘el shonld have been given to and f’fted in the Northwest. iﬂ-: who makes no demands, may :"afgo along forever but gets nothing. ‘;fﬂeh and claim. Claim and agitate. “Usfor truth, fair play and progress, J. T. JENIFER, v Chicago, 111. OV, 14th, 1892. Tb | Vietoria's Throne. *’”an}ni‘.hmh throne, used in the " gy ~' eremonies of the kings ‘lmp‘.\!l.l;,;'hr of Great Britain. is ""fn‘-m'.;idr ﬂ‘akon chair of curious eit 1 , Lliedt antiquity. Ages pf " r'rwnnmsn to have been used in 0 ;eu‘r;"_‘tl capacity for more than b harq ’.”‘l;;‘9 Euade the old frame agic W;_“r ‘ Yaa tough as iron. The it liog U«]\‘.t‘n'butefi to the old ung -"lm‘ktnfngeda wpich is a large, Mamed in vatyate. gels before it was %of the Stu’artsk arg et Py e o and the Tudors, it “tlang. tfa&' for th.e early kings of s the ;dﬂntiltlon even asserts that ™ . cal stone upon which L Mtriarch Jacob rested his head . €ot he had his wonderful Pea, onderfu GIE-! are beginniag to wear vests, me Wonder is if they will leave Ure they monopolize man's pis- Weket and his gargle flask. Will change its name after Nov. 26, to “Northwestern Re OUR MOTTO: “HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MA~ Why We Change the Name of Our Paper. The circulation of this journal has been largely increased, not only in the State of Wisconsin, but throughout the entire Northwest. Every day sub scriptions are being sent in from all parts of the North and West, and in order to give it a wider scope, we feel that we are only reciprocating when we name the WISCONSIN AFRO-AMERI CAN the NORTH-WESTERN RECORDER. We are also proud to state that we are a part of the grand old African Metho dist denomination, which is second to no body of negro men in the world, and since a RECORDER in this portion of the country will be of great benefit to our church and people, we so start. This step has met the approval of Bishop H. M. Turner, Bishop John M. Brown, Bishop A. W. Wayman, Bishop B. T. Tanner, S. T. Mitchell, President of Wilberforece College ; C. S. Smith, President of S. S. Union at Nash ville, Tenn. ; Rev. D. P. Brown, of Chi cago; P. E. Frank Peterson, of Iowa; Rev. Dr. J. T. Jennifer, of Chicago; Rev. R. Williamson, of Milwaukee; Rev. Wm. Bruce, of Illinois; Rev. J. B. Dawson, of Evanston, and many other men of brains and foresight. We appeal to the peoole of the entire Northwest to re gard this jourual as your own, rally— both with your money and brains, and help us build up the only cause by which our people will be elevated. Notice to Our Southern Readers. When in the southern part of the United States, we noticed that hundreds of young colored women, who desired employment as domestics, could not secure the same. We also notice that up in this portion of the country and, especially, here in Milwaukee, there is a great demand for colored servant girls. Any one desiring to obtain work as a domestic, no matter where your home is, write to us, at this office, and we will make for you all arrangements. A Change of Station. The change at St. Paul, Minn., has caused considerable excitement. Rev. Raynolds was loved by all his people. He was a thorough Christian gentle man and won the respect of both the white and colored people. We are sorry to loose him for he was one of the strongest men, intellectually, we had in the lowa conference. He is succeeded, however, by Rev. Geo. Gaines who is equally as good a man in every respect. The St. Paul people may look forward to worshiping in a handsome church, for Rev. Gaines is a business man and will do (if the people will work with him), in St. Paul. as good work, as he did in Chicago, which work is a credit to any minister. Anger and Love. Man has an unfortunate readiness in the evil hour after receiving an affront to draw together all the moon spots on the other person into ap outline of shadow and a night-piece, and to transform a single deed into a whole life, and this only in order that he may thoroughly relisn the pleasure of being angry. In love he has fort unately the opposite facultyof crowd ing together all the light parts and rays of its object in one focus, by means of the burning-glass of imag ination, and letting in its sun with out its spots; but he too generally does then only when the beloved and often censured being is already be yond the skies. In order, however, thgt we should do this sooner and oftener, we ought to act like Winckle man, but only in another way. As he set aside a particular half-hour of each day for the purpose of behold ing and meditating on his too happy existence at Rome, so we ought daily or weekly to dedicate and sanctify a solitary hour for the purpose of sum ming up the virtues of our families, our wives, our children, and our friends, and viewing them in this beautiful and crowded assemblage of, their good qualities. Indeed we shou!d do so for this reason, that we may not forgive and love too late, when the beloved beings are already departed hence, and are beyond our reach. THERE seems to be very little probability that Mr. Edwin Bootb will ever return to the stage. Should this be the case, the world will lose the greatest actor of modern times, the best interpreter of works of Shakspeare the stage has ever seen. To his inheritance of stage talent he added hard, intelligent and pains taking study, and an experience which, beginning in boyhood, lasted for a long lifetime. With all the traditions of the stage he wag tamiliar, and even when his strength had almost failed him, his genius was apparent in all he did. It will be many a day before the stage looks upon his like again. MILWAUKEE, SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 1892. OUTRAGE COLUMN. ’ For the Benefit of the Democratic ' Party for Whom so Many Negroes Yoted. l LYNCH LAW. The horrible record of crime com mitted against the black man is arous ing just indignation among good men; 10,000 colored men murdered in the South since the war, for no cause other than that they were black, and no one punished for the crimes; within six teen months nine colored men burned alive by American mobs, two flayed alive, and over 200 hanged or shot by bands of lynchers.—Conservator. At Atlanta, Ga., on Columbus Day, colored people were not allowed on the sidewalk in some parts of the city. Allen Parker, colored, was lynched near Monroeville, Ala., October 29th. He had been arrested for burninga gin house and fifteen bales of cotton, and was being taken to jail by one deputy. Two miles from town a mob of masked men met the officer and took the pris oner from him. Parker was hanged to a tree near the place where four negroes were hanged two weeks ago for the murder of the Johnson family. Two colored men were whipped to death at Dalton, Ga., October 24th for the part they took in a Republican meet ing. 3 HIGGSTON, GA. A young man named Springfield was shot on the roadside by a white man named Neil Marrass. Springfield died. Springtfield came from Wilmington, N. C.,in 1888, to Mcßride, Ga. Mar rassis a Georgia man. No course of law is being taken. 1t is quite enough to justify the lynch ing of a colored man in Louisana, if he is suspected of a crime. Not longiago a white man named Jud% _wavlaid and shot. Noone s v done, no clue was found of the assal ant. Soon as he recovered he tried t find out who shot him. He did not succeed, but he did the best he could in that direction. The dispatches say that Henry Dixon, a negro residing there, who was in jail, was taken out by a mob of masked men and lynched, after which his body was riddled with bullets. He is suspected to have been the would-be assassin of Judge Long. Judge Long is satisfied. He doesn’t know whether he got the right man or not, but he feels avenged because he had a negro lynched. This is a sample of Southern justice. COMPELLED TO DISBAND. The Orleans Light Guard, the only Afro-American military company in the state, has been compelled to disband on account of an act of the last Legisla ture which forbids the organizations, existence or drilling of any military company not belonging to the state militia, except those white companies which are specified in the act. The Or leans Light Guard appealed to the Legislature to permit its existence, but no attention was paid to its request. As the law forbids the company from drilling or appearing in public, it de cided to-day to disband and turn over its property to a race charity. THEY LYNCHED HIM. EpmoxTON, Ky., Sept. 2.—A mob broke into the jail here at 2 o’clock this morning and shot to death John Wilcoxsen, a young Afro-American who last July murdered James Coffee, a young white farmer. A mob assembled three weeks ago to lynch the man, but part of the mob wanted to lynch one John Price. a white murderer also, and as they oculd not agree they dispersed. SoME humorists at Carson City waylaid a citizen, shooting him jocosely in the face with a blank cartridge and retiring in great glee ‘'when he responded with cartridges of the same sort that their thoughtful- J ness had provided. Aside from the probability of the victim’'s losing his | eyesight and the certainty of being marked for life, together with the de plorable fact that the jokers escaped, | the episode was doubtless as merry s the brainy jesters had hoped. i | ————————————————————————————— | | THE reappearance of a sign nailed ‘ to a big oak tree, and warning gun ners off the premises, under penalty of the law, is sure proof that the season has arrived when the foolishf young man pulls the breech-loader through the fence by the muzzle. ] Negro Democrats, We have three kinds of Negro poli ticians. First is the man, or set of men whoalways voted the Republican ticket, always will, never wanted or intends to be anything but a Republican. Second, is the long-headed, reasonable, and (according to the proverb) wise Negro, such as our esteemed father, Bishop Brown, who has studied these two par ties for years before some of us were ‘ born, and have changed, not because they expect or ever received anything from either party (as some of our evil thinking leaders (?) have said), but be cause they were interested in their race, and they came out boldly, voted for Cleveland and advised all others to do 50. But oh! here comes that third politiciau ; well, we will call him nothing, nobody knows whom he voted for, and up till 12 o’clock on the night of the election, he was a Republican. Now, since his (?) party has been de feated, he is loud and demonstrative in his yells for Cleveland, “always was a Democrat,” “never liked Harrison,” and “voted for Cleveland.” Now, this sort of a fellow is in every town, every city, and should be drummed out. Fellow men, if we supported the Republicans, and they are snowed under, let us stand firm and go under also. Don’t be like a chicken, but be men; if you are in office, prepare to come out and suffer with the rest of the unfortunates. A man without push, energy and sta bility, is no man at all. Stop throwing slurs at your Negro brothers who ad vised you to vote for Cleveland. Are you not just enough to give a man the credit for having as much sense as you have got? The Republican party has never done its duty to our race, though the WISCONSIN AFRO-AMERICANSUpport ed them with all its heart, and really is sorry that they lost, but the Negroes in Illinois and Indiana and several states, carried their states for Cleveland. Now, since they are our brothers, and will receive as much at the hands of ihe party they supported, as we have received at the hands of the party we | ﬁm«mum o for the take of B orel ‘SI ?-a‘ i:: 1 Ak,’ 4 our'race will fare any worse, for we are not in it with a white manm, whether he is a Democrat or a Republiean. Quarterly Meeting. Appointment for the Chicago District lowa Conference of the A. M. E. Church. C. H. THOMAS, Elder. FIRST QUARTER. October, 1892. 2 Duluth. 5 West Superior. 9 St. Peters, Minneapolis. 9 7:30 p. M., St. James, Minneapolis. 13 Hastings. 14 Mt. Zion, St. Paul. 16 7:30 p. M. Mt. Zion, St. Paul. 23 Clinton, lowa. 26 Dubuque, lowa. 30 Moline, 111. November. 3 North Side Mission, Chicago. 6 St. Stephen’s, Chicago. 6 7:30 P. M. Allen Chappel, Avondale. 10 Glencoe. 13 Quinn Chapel, Chicago. 13 7:30 p. M. Evanston. 16 Aurora. 17 Botavia. 18 Elgin. 20 11 A. M. Beloit. 20 3 p. M. Rockford. 20 6:30 p. M. Lake Forest. 27 Milwaukee. 27 7:30 p. M. Racine. December. 4 Bethel 11 A. M. 4 7:30 p. M. St. John's Chicago, Engle wood. 8 Princeton. 9 Mandota, 11 Joliet. 14 District Conference meets at Mil waukee, December 14th. The Insect-Eater. One of the most curious and inter esting plants is the nepenthes, or “insect-eater.” The peculiar forma tion of the flower and the appendage to the apex of the leaf likens it to a pitcher—hence the name. Connected with the point of this leaf—by means of a tendril resembling a strap—is a tube, shaped somewhat like an an tique vase. This will hold from half a pint to a pint of water. Over the mouth of this tube or vase, or some times thrown back from it, is a leaf resembling a cover or lid. When the tube or vase is fairly well filled with a treacle-like fluid the lid opens and insects are attracted inside by the liquid, which apparently intoxi cates them at the first taste, for they immediately fall over into the vase, without power to remove themselves from the gluey substance. American Paupers. The United States is reported to have 78,034 paupers in almshouses. BISHOP JNO. M. BROWN. Mentioned, Not as a Politician, But as One Who Has Suffered for the Sake of His People, and a Man Perfectly Capable of Giving Advice. “When man makes mistakes, we hear it ever; But when he does good, we hear it never.” | The above doesn’t mean by any means that Bishop Jno. M. Brown has made a mistake by influencing thousands of negroes to vote for Grover Cleveland, which vote undoubtedly defeated the Republican party ; for we are not ego tistic enough to think that we are capa ble of chastising a gentleman who is so far our superior. But it does look so ‘strange, that a man (from the time man hood begins) can start good works, help build up the world morally, as well as intellectually, suffer what the younger generation never did or could suffer, and keep such grand and noble work up for nearly a century, and all that has been done, all the benefit that has been derived, must be trampled under foot, and banished from the eyes of the people, and the person pro nounced as a traitor and coward, simply because some conceited ignoramus differs with him in opinion. Bishop Jno. M. Brown was years and years— before some of these ‘‘swell-head edi tors’” were born—being strung up in the states of Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky by white fiends and lashed till blood ran out of him, not by a mas ter in slavery, not because he (as an in dividual) wanted honors either politi cally or from the standpoint of a repu tation, not because he was compelled to, but because he preached the word [ of God to his people, because he tried to make the eunslaved understand, that there was a higher Being than that wretched slave holder to obey and | love, and some of these very| have followed out his instructions, died “xi "I'?f“‘:)ﬂ'« “ﬁw ;:,‘ ol z;r.r ST ;;;'if‘ ~é? ‘::; o MBS m‘ﬁw%“ MM e *g»;; ‘ U . e P ol * e L 'Mbv* b a:"’ﬂ a they could never emdure. Jf Rishopd Brown was like our othes eress e | who have sucked in all they individ ually could get from a political party, on the pretense of “helping to protect his fallen brother,” one might well accuse him (as our honored sailor ex (Congressman and Isaac Wears have done, together with one or two LESSER politicians (?) and leaders (?)) of recip rocating to the party that helped him or his, but he, over fifty years ago, em barked in the ministerial work for the sake of uplifting and elevating his down-trodden people, and never before has he advised those, his followers, to vote either one way or the other; but now his career is almost over, his work has been well performed, and just pre vious to his departure, (like Christ) he is leaving behind him such words as HE THINKS, hopes and prays will benefit those for whom he has struggled and suffered so long. The knowledge we have of this old gentleman gives us a perfect right to state,that this is no freak or jumped-at conclusion, but this, as in. everything he does, Bishop Brown has studied, and thought, and prayed over for years. And having traveled the country over so often, and observed our condition so closely, is perfectly cognizant of the fact, as we all should be, that the Republican party has never done its duty to the Negro. Thegood Bishop, however, has never taken exceptions to what has been said, for he no doubt realizes that since his judgment, foresight and com mon sense are just a little in advance of those who (TRY TOo) slur him, it isn’t expected that they should see and think as he does, but when they Lave attained that pinnacle where he stands to-day, as a scholar and thinker, they too will say and do as he does, but God forbid that they be treated by inferiors as the Bishop is being treated to-day by them. That Bishop Brown could get political honors from the Democratic party, for whom he so strongly fought, is a fact, but that amounts to nothing when a man is being burlesqued by the very people for whom he has fought so hard and long. We would advise those, people who have differed with| Bishop Brown and connected themselves with the party, who has been unfortunate, to take their medicine, as we take ours, bow to the inevitable, step aside, and instead of sluring at your superiors strike out into some other channel and be as Bishop Brown has been FIRST an honest upright working negro and then a polititian and not visa versa. Mgrs. GuMsHUN calls her children “stars” because they don’t know how to act.- - Boston Transcript. er.” ,q‘.red at the Post Office of Milwaukee as Second Class Matter SusscripTlON, $2.00 PER YEAR. RACINE. Mrs. Moses Scott is still quite sick. Mr. John Bailey is growing no bette Mrs. H. Rosier is still confined to he bed and not expected to survive long Without Miss Annie Moore our chure could hardly move on so nicely. Don’t fail to come to the dinner o Thanksgiving. Mr. and Mrs. James Howard are doin, all they can to make the church a suc Ccess. Mr. and Mrs. Spencer are taking grea interest in the “great dinner” to b given Thanksgiving. Nobody is more attentive to the church than Mr. and Mrs. Gileries They are always on hand. Mrs. Brown, of Grand Avenue, is able to be out again, and her friends were ‘glad to see her at church once more. Mr. P. D. Thomas and wife are a greaf help to the community. Also Mr. Ches: fite and wife. Racine can pride itself on having such intelligent citizens. The Golden Rule Society, under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, is doing well. They are preparing to give a grand concert. Everybody is invited. Mr. Moses Scott and wife are un doubtedly thorough workers in the A. M.’E. Church,and a help to the people in Racine. With their assistance the good work will go on. : ! Mr. D. White is still complaining of his rheumatism, but Mr. White is blessed with an affiable, loving wife, who fills his place when he is unable to go to his daily avocation., o Church notice of Wayman A. M. E. Church: Sunday preaching at11:00 a. 'M.; Sunday classat 1:00 p. m.; Sabbath School at 2:00 P. M.; Sunday preaching at 7:30 . M.; Wednesday evening class meeting at 7:30 .M. , _ Mr. A. Anderson, of this city; learn for Wilam and Stephen Anderson SOETRGRN: 0 SRAIMPR eo B aO, 80 e YRR T [T S L w‘“-?m SRy i 203 y 15 gloascd. Alroady the iy eRR L O Ol B 8 RGO |t date. o The most pooular family in Racine is that of Mr. Logan Davis. His family when seen together makes any person banish the idea, that marriage is a fail ure. His children, like their mother and father, are intelligent, and nobody has a brighter future before him than Mr. Davis’ only son, Oliver. He is in telligent , industrious, and above all, polite and gentlemanly to all people. Would Be Liberal. A writer in Harper's Magazine says that the summer residents of a Cape Cod town made up their minds that they must have a casino. The build ing was intend._d pretty strictly for their own use, but it seemed wise 1t enlist the interest of the natives ia the project, especially as the project ors wished to secure a site at as low a flgure as possible. A building and finance committee was appointed, and an old resident, a Mr. Buffon, was made one of the three members of it. He was owner of the lot on which the summer cottagers had set their hearts. At the first meeting of the committee the matter of contribu tions was broached. Mr. Buffon left his colleagues in no doubt as to his position. He declined to contribute a cent. Then the two cottagers labored with him over the site. Fifteen hundred dollars was his lowest figure. They explained to him the advan tages that would accrue to the place through the erection of the casino, and the inevitable enhancement oI the value of his other property: but he held out for fifteen hundred dol lars. Finally one ot the committee said: “Mr. Buffon, you shall either knock off something from the price of the lot, or, if we buy it for fifteen hun dred dollars, you should make a handsome contribution.” “Well,” said Mr. Buffon, “I’m ready to do something for you. I can’t let the land go for less than fifteen hun dred dollars, but if you make the figure sixteen hundred dollars, I am ready to contribute one hundred dol lars to the fund.” The meating was adjourned on mo tion of one of the summer visitors. NOTICE. By request Rev. Geo. W. Gaines, who has for the past two months been Pre siding Elder over the Chicago district, has been appointed to the St. Paul station, and Rev. C. H. Thomas will be Presiding Elder in his stead. Rev. R. Knight has been transferred from Chicago to Monmouth station, the charge held formerly by Rev. Thomas.