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I I I INDEFATIGABLE
VOL. IV: NO. 48.
oingg of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
^Che APPEAI/3 News Budget,
Mrs. Mollie Wilson left Tuesday for
A fine dress shirt, White's select
stock, 6 for $8.50.
Mrs. Jerry Taylor of Springfield, Ohio,
Is visiting our city.
It is rumored tbat the Autumn Club
will have a May Queen.
Mrs. Martha Gray has retnrnetfrfrom
pleasant trip to Louisville.
Mrs. L. D. Evans of Washington is
visiting friends in this city.
Mrs, Slate of 71 Emerson ave has
moved to 51 N. Campbell ave.
You mast read THE APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
The Autumn Club promises a grand
time at their annual May party.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mrs. S. Gant's, 213G and 2138 State
Talma Chapter will give the first May
Paity of the season on Wednesday eve
ing May 1.
Ladies, have your dressmaking done
by Mrs. Pendergrast, No. 77 E.Harrison
street, ground floor.
The Easter Festival by St Thomas
Chuich Monday night was a pleasant
affair and well attended.
If you've got a pain or ache or a
bruise, Salvation Oil will reach the case
instantly. Pi ice 25 cents.
Should you wish first class meals
served in first class style try Mrs. J. H.
Hunters No. 201 Third A\ e.
The St- Augustine's Catholic Society
gave a very en]oyablc entertainment at
Ailington Hall, Monday night.
The Eoquet Club of Olivet church will
gnea conceit lor the benefit of the
church at central Hall May 20.
The place to get anything in the
Jewehy line oi to have repauing done is
at Henry Ritter's No. 3152 State street.
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
will clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moss of 372 30th
Have you tried the meals at Mr. R. K.
Jones' No 211 Third ave. top flat9
The Colored Bicyclists of Chicago are
requested by the Colored Bicycle Club
to meet at the residence of Theodore
Hubbard 3514 Butterfield street, next
Saturday, April 27 at 7p. m. Phil Leh
man, Harry Knight, Theo. Hubbard,
Leroy Taylor and other promenent
wheelmen will be present.
Bishop Cornelius Lennox says James
Darey, until recently known as Bishop
Ja8. Darey of the Methodist Episcopal
Evangelical Mission Church, being ex
cluded from that body, the public is
notified not to give him any subscrip
tions intended for the benefit of that
church or any of its work, as such sub
scriptions would never reach the object
for which they were intended.
^i^^%p "street have^removed to 3246 Butterfield "^hoir ^as assisted by Prof. Henderson's
where they will be pleased to see their
Well, try them and you will not eat any
If you are looking for first class rooms
and meals tiy Mrs. Lucy Brown No.
155} Third ave. near Polk street. Tran
Mrs. G. A. Mai tin who has been quite
sick for five months at her residence
1645 State stieet, is improving slowly.
We hope thai she will soon recovei.
Drop a postal "with your address to
White Sbiit Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
an agent will call to get your measure
for a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
Mrs. Wm Claik of 3116 Butterfield
presented her husdand her with a fine
Easter offering in the shape of a 10
pound girl and the happy father feels
The popular resort for the young folks
out South is the ice cream parlors of
Mr. I. B. Walters No. 2828 State street
Sunday nights after church, if you wish
to be in the swim go to Walteis'.
Hon. John M. Langston will deliver
the annual address to the Young Men's
Library Association oh Wednesday eve
ning May 1 at Quinn Chapel. All are
cordially invited to attend. Admission
The annual entertainment and promi
nade of St. Geoige Commandery No. 4
K. T., was given at Central Hall Tues
day evening, and was attended by a
large number of people who had a pleas
Subscribers who change their place of
residence should at once send a postal
card to THE APPEAL 325 Dearborn Chica
go, giving both the old and new address.
If this is done they'll be sure to re
ceive the paper regularly.
Information wanted by Miss Fannie
Ford concerning Granderson Washing
ton, who was cook at the Colored Camp
Fremont, near Washington, D. C, in
1862. Address, Mis. Fannie Brown,
ar of THE APPEAL, Chicago, 111.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. Wright was christened by Rev.
W. Henderson, Wednesday evening at
8 o'clock, at the pleasant home of the
parents 2955 Dearborn street. A few
intimate friends witnessed the cermony.
If you wish to buy a home*be sure to
see Wm. Frink at 544 Morris street,
near Garfield Boulevard and Wright
street. Be has a number of fine cottages
and sells them very reasonable on
monthly payments or your own terms.
Persons having local news, items etc.
for THE APPEAL should get to the office
as early in the week as possible. If
they come late they may not get in,
as paid matter is given the preference.
Bring or send your items to the office
325 Dearborn street, suite 13-14-15.
The readers of THE APPEAL will do a
friendly act and one that will benefit
the paper greatly, by spending their
money with the pt ople who advertise
in it. They are anxious for your trade
and prove it by advertising in this
paper. Help, those that help you or,
help your institutions. Read all the ad
vertisements as carefully as you do any
do so because they advertise in THE AP
Matters and Things Spiritual and
Financi al in God's
Chicago Church Circles.
The North Side Baptist church has
regular service every Sunday at 3 and
8 p. m.
Bethesda Sunday school had appro
priate Easter services Sunday at 10
Rev. L. H. Reynolds preached the
annual sermon to the fcir Knights of St.
Services at St. Luke's church Engle
wood, morning at 10:45 evening at 7.30
Sabbath school at 2:30.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Chuich
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor.
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church bunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30
m. Sunday school at 12:30. Rev. Simon
Peter Smith, pastor.
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7.30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
The Easter services at St. Thomas,
last Sunday were very interesting The
The public is cordially invited to at
tend service at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, ana evening at 7:30.
Sunday school at 2 30.
The Zion Methodist chuich gave their
first entertainment Monday night in
shape of an Easter festival and concert.
Refreshments were served and a good
Preaching at Providence Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7:3) p. m. Sunday school at
2.40 p. m. Come and let us reason to
gether. Why standeth thou afar off.
Draw near to God and He will draw
near to thee. Rev. R. Meredith, pastor.
The congregation of Grace Presbyter
ian church hold their services at 3233
State street every Sabbath at 11 a. m.
and 7:45 p. m. The Sabbath school
services take place at 12:15 p. m. The
public is cordially invited to attend all
Church of Christ 25th street between
Indiana and Mich., W. G. F. Reed, Pas
tor. Services Sunday 11 o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 2-30 o'clock, evening
service 7:30 p. m. Wednesday evening
prayer meeting. All aie welcome. W.
G. F. Reed, pastor.
Chicago, April 1st.I haye been au
thorized to collect money as per
appeal for St. Paul A. M. E. Church
Chicago, and I must collect at least
$1,000 from my people. This month I
want to see, at least, $1,000 and want
from $1.00 to $110 each. THE APPEAL
please say to my people I am coming,
and publish the above. W. C.Trevan,
pastor of St. Paul A. M. E. Church,
Chicago, residence No. 3119 Butteifield
Mr. Moses H. Jackson having been
formally call to be pastor of the Grace
Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery at
its annual meetin at Englewood ap
pointed Monday the 26th of April for
his ordination and installation. Rev.
John L. Withrow will propound the
constitution questions, Rev. J. H. Mal
colm preach the sermon, Rev. T. C.
Hall charge the pastor and Rev. S. J.
McPherson, the people. The public is
The Garden City Lyceum.
Met at its rooms No. 474 State street,
Wednesday evening April 17th, and de
cided to celebrate the One Hundredth
anniversary of the inauguration of the
President of the United State, at Att
fields Hall No. 463 State street, the sub
ject to be discussed is, "The growth of
the Negro from the first to the last in-
thing else and, when vou patronize our occur Thursday night. When The AP-
advertisers, please let them know you PEAL reporter arrived at 219 at 11:30,
Riley's band was in the midst of the ex
auguration of the presidents of the
United States of America." Following 7"^
on the committies: On invitation, R. B.
Cobbell,J. H. Hutchingson, H. Wheatly
on finance, A. R. Jackson, H. A. Saun
ders, R. B. Cobbell on reception, H. A.
Saunders, R. S. Bryan, J. C. Battles, W.
P. Williamrr J. H. Hutchingson, Jno. R.
Miller, H. Wheatley, J. McDowell, A.
B. Jackson. We extend a cordial invi
tation to the public at large. J. C.
onth mm 5tfW nn^vifofin
are this occation.
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THE DUDE'S BALL.
The Dudes and the Dudelets
Have a Great Ti me
at a Ball,
Which no Ladies Attended.
The West Chicago Dude Club consists
of thrte members: A. L. Baldwin,
President and Treasurer Est. Camp
bell, Manager C. A. Heathman, Secre
tary. At a meeting held three weeks
ago it was decided to give a grand ball
on the South side, just to show the ^i^ J01*11.1"
South siders a thing or two about the ""d
management of Balls. The ball room
is in the basement under a saloon at No.
219 26th street. The grand affair was
announced, by flaming hand bills to
ecution of the soul stirring operatic
selection, "Chippie get your hair cut."
The modest AppEALmanjudging by the
noise produced by the band supposed
the ball room was crowded with dozens
of happy couples tripping gaily over the
floor, but imagine his surprise when he
entered and found only three persons
presentand they the principal officers
of the Dude Club. The three were en
gaged in an animated conversation con
cerning "expenses," "door receipts"
"my share" etc. Not a lady was to be
seen. The reporter was a little puzsled
as to the manner in which a ball could be
conducted without the presence of the
deai ladies, so he demurely took a seat
and awaited developments Meanwhile
the band "executed" some charming
selections, such as: "1 had $15 in my
inside pocket" "Climbing up the golden
stairs" "Shoo Fly" and'the "Dudelet
Polka." At 12 o'clock a delegation ol
dudes, consisting of John Blackburn,
Charles Campbell and James Smith, all
Westsiders, arrived. They brought no
ladies with them. The admission fee of
25 cents each collected from the three
dudes making 75 cents all, Inch was
the total amount taken m, was "blowed
in" up stairs for beer by the door
feeepei. Then a small sized row oc
cured. Mr. Riley who blew the bass
drum in the band demanded his hire.
The three dudes asked the return of
money and as it was not forthcoming
the three dudes assisted by the club and
Mr. Kiley wiped up the floor with the
door-keeper. Then the ball adjourned.
The Batson Concert.
More than a thousand people greeted
Miss Flora Batson at Farw ell Hall, Fri
day of last week. Miss Batson has been
crowned "Queen of Song" by the critics
and well she deserves the title. Her
voice is rich, clear, resonant, flexible
and pure. Miss Batson's rendition of
"The Raft", a descuption song, was full
of dramatic power, while "Faiewell
Marguerite" was so tender and
sweet as to melt the vast audience to
tears. Mr. Wm J. Powell's humorous
songs gieutly pleased all present. Miss
Fannie Hall of local fame gave some
spiritled readings. Miss Gertie Jackson
Autumn Club May Party.
The Autumn Club begs to announce
that its ninth annual May Party will
take place at Central Hall, Tuesday
evening May 21st. Extensive prepara
tions are in progress and it promises to
be most recheiche affair ever given by
the club. Cards of admission 75 cents.
Invitations may be had of Mr. C. H.
Harrison, 141 17th street, or Frederick
L. McGhee 2723 Dearborn.
THE AUTUMN CLUB.
The ninth anniverary and installation
of Western Light Tabernacle No. 87 will
be held at Central Hall Tuesday May 14
All Tabernacles, Maids and Pages will
be present and the occasion will be one
of the grandest of the season. Admiss
ion 25 cents, supper 25 cents. Music by
Prof. Scott. Committee of Arrange
ments:Mrs. Emma Bryant, Mrs. Rosa
Bartlet, Mrs. Francis Coleman, Isabella
Baker, Emma Leonard, Lucinda Jack
son, Eliza Patterson, Mrs. Susie Terry,
C. P. Chicago Hou se Cleaning Co.
One of the dreads of housekeepers is
house-cleaning time, and as tbat time
will shortly arrive THE APPEAL calls the
attention of the public to the Chicago
House Cleaning Company which has re
centlybeen organized by Messrs. James
C. Battles and Payton Randolph. They
employ the latest and best known ma
terials and tools and only experienced
reliable workmen capable of executing
their work in a most thorough und su
perior manner. They do general house
cleaning chimney sweeping dusting,
wiping and cleaning papered walls oil
ing and polishing wodwork and floors
clean wood-work, painted walls, win.
dows, lights, mirrors, globes, mantles,
etc., cleaning yards and cellars, remov
ing rubbish. Fumigate and whitewash
carpets taken up and cleaned by
Battles, orator oftheevening, and others or by trying vainly to get a night's rest
expected to deliver addresses on on some roughly built railroad, has sent
utsen up anancieanea Dy
"Pet the floors.
Carpets taken up, altered made over and
relaid. They give their personal super,
vision to all work placed in their hands.
In short they fill a long felt want. Leave
orders at their office No. 182 State street
Want oi Sleep.
Caused by mental worry, misfortunes
thousands of people to the insane asy- which he si the only Colored member.
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CHfCAGO. SATTJKDAY. APRIL 27,1889.
urns, there to drag
^stance. To avoid
fate, select "The
obliged to make a
down the Mississippi
luxurious of Pullmi
pany all night trainsi
elegance and comfc
never fails to secure
even in such cosy qui
be disturbed by a roi
stops, and the irregi
from heavy grades,
absence of grade-,
traveler unbroken rel
it a miserable ex
ich a melancholy
ht journey up or
[alley. The most
this line, and the
of their fittings
und sleep. But
rs slumber may
even running of
se For tickets
call on your
J. C. Kenyont
& N. R. R., St.
an other info
local agent, or jwnfe
Gen. Pass. Agent, C^
Malachi Ailed, a/one-armed Colored
man, and Jamed Mills, half Indian and
half colored, were hanged at Fort Smith,
Ark., Friday, for the brutal murder of
two boys in 1887.
ST. LOUIS SIFTINGS.
Matters and Thini
in the Pu-
St. Louis Society Slaw.
It is with pltasure that we announce,
to the citizens of St. Louis, that a branch
office of THE APPEAL has been opened at
No. 1002 Franklin avenue. Mr. Walter
M. Fanner has been appointed Mana
ger. We enter the field because we be
lieve there is room for a first class, clean,
reliable race journal, in St. Louis. We
do not intend to antagonize any of the
papers already established, but to furn
ish the people with a high class paper,
chock full of news, and delivered
promptly. The phenomenal success of
THE APPEAL in Chicago St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Louisville, where we have es
tablished offices ,,i8 the best guarantee of
what the people of St. Louis may expect.
Mr. Walter M. Farmer, the energetic
young man who will manage THE APPEAL
in St. Louis, was born in Brunswick,
Mo., in 1861. He graduated from Lin
coln Institute at Jeffeison City in 1884.
After three yeaTtf "Spenlftn teaching he
came to St. Louis Law School fiom
which he will graduate in June. Affable
in manner, well informed, and well
qualified in every way to conduct the
business he will no doubt make the St.
Louis edition an unqualified success.
Read THE APPEAL.
Mr. T. C. Williams of Kansas City is
in the city.
Mrs. Haydee Campbell is seriously ill
with typhoid fever.
Mr. J. M. Vena of Jefferson City was
in the city a few days last week.
Messrs. John Davis, of Chicago, and
Thomas T. Brown, ofSpringfield, were in
the city last Sunday.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
John Page's 705 N. 11th and at the St.
Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
Mrs. S. W, Topp director of No. One
Kindergarten was ealled to Indianapolis
last week by the illness of her son.
Mesdames John Jones of Chicago and
Alice Watkins of St. Paul, are here, the
guests of Mrs. H. D. King. Mrs. Jones
and Mrs. Watkins were entertained at
dinner Sunday by Mrs. S. D. Brown.
A very beautiful and appropriate
Easter service was conducted at All
Saints Episcopal church on Sunday last,
and in the evening the Rt. Eev. Bishop
Tuttle administered the sacrament of
confirmation to a large class.
Every body will attend the "Old
Maids Auction" next Wednesday at the
Episcopal church. As in St. Louis can
be found any number of charming old
maids we have adopted this plan of
securing for each a "Befcterhalf?"
If you wish to have first class job
printing done bring it to the St. Louis
office of THE APPEAL, 1002 Franklin ave.
We have a complete power printing es
tablishment and can neatly and
promptly execute any work, from a
visiting card to a big poster.
The decorations in the Catholic
churches of the city Sunday were gor
geous. Flowers and plants of the most
beautiful rarieties were contributed by
the congregations for decorating the
altars, and placed in the hands of Bkilled
persons who made the best display pos
The St. Louis Society of Pedagogy
held its regular Monthly meeting Satur
day April 20th, in the assembly rooms
of the Board of Education. Mr. Hale
G. Parker principal of No. 1 school, was
the Speaker of the occasion. The title
of his paper was "The Physical Problem
in Education." The intelligence, fash
ion and beauty of the schools and liter
ary circles of our city were there, the
paper was listened to with marked at
tention and was very elaborately dis
cussed and while many of Mr. Parker's
ideas were criticised yet the literary
style and general merit were highly
praised. The paper was a credit to him
self, to his race and to the society of
PEAL. II*I I
The Budget of News From the
Falls City Concerning the
Rev. J. M. Washington is in the city
Pendleton thinks that Mr. Starkswill
Mr. George Dean has returned from
Mrs. Pauline McAfee is visiting in
Rev. J. B. Johnson of Madisonville
was in the city this week.
The representative of THE APPEAL has
returned from Oldham County.
Mrs. M.. A. Norman mother of Mrs.
N. R. Harper returned toJNewark, Ohio.
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, 813
Ninth btreet is prompt and reliable in all
The Daisy Park Company is arranging
the park and getting it in order for the
The Kentucky Masons gavea very de
lightful affair last night in their asylum
7th and Grayson streets.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville office of THE APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
thaa at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509
West Green street.
W. H. Lawson has opened his gallery,
and he is ready for work. His gallery
is neatly fitted up, new carpet, newly
papered and every thing is attractive,
William Hightower and Jacob Marks
a Russian had a big fight at the corner
Brook and Market streets last Saturday.
Aftei fighting half an hour they were
George Williams and Miss Mamie
Boone eloped to Jeffersonville, last
Saturday and tied the muptial knot.
They rode over the river in an under
Attention Voters.By resolution
passed by our Legislature, all good citi
zens are requested to use Dr Bull's
Cough Syrup and lecommend same as
the people's remedy for Coughs, Colds,
etc., 25 cents.
Ad excursion will be run to the pro
posed Colored town next Tuesday to
give persons opportunity to examine and
form a correct opinion. The association
held a special meeting Monday night in
Jacob stieet Tabernacle.
THE APPEAL is on sale every w^ek at
these places. Bud. Malone's, 509 W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street,
Henry Norton's, 927 W, Walnut stieet
J. H. Taylor's, 515 W.Broadway J. H.
Joran's Jackson and Caldwell streets.
The famous Moxie nerve food bever
age slakes the thirst, prevents the after
effects of liquor and tobacco, removing
the odor from the breath at once,
gives the weak and nervous double
power of endurance and takes away the
tired feeling like magic without reaction
or harm. For sale everywhere.
The fight of John D. Starks for post
master at Brandenburg has caused con
siderable comment, and the Colored Re
publicans are watching faithfully for the
result. Should Mr. Starks receive the
appointment it wdl be the first time in
Kentucky's history that a Colored man
has served in the capacity as postmaster.
The St James Old Folks Home has
succeeded in buying the old St. Charles
Hotel on 33d and Front streets. The
price paid is $3,750 and is a very desir
able site. The building contains quite a
number of rooms and work will begin
at once to put the place in condition for
occupancy. The object of the home is
to care for the aged who aie unable to
care for themselves, and the institution
is a worthy one.
Postmistress. Mrs. V. C. Thompson
ia endeavoring in every way possible to
retain her position. It will be remem
bered that when last spring Mr. Caruth
was making things warm for her she ex
ercised the full limit of wisdom to show
that she was a Democrat and had it not
been for her efforts in behalf of Mr.
Caruth he would have been defeated.
Mr. Mullikin who has been serving as
superintendent of Carriers said a few
days since to the representative of THE
APPEAL: "My resignation has been ask
ed for." If Mrs. Thompson is a Dem
ocrat, why does she wish a good Dem
ocrat to resign so as to fill his place with
a good Republican?
The Easter services of the Knights Tem
plar at 12th street Methodist church
Snnday was largely attended. Palestine
and Mt Calvary Commanderies were
out in full numbers ana the Kentucky
Masonics were represented. The cere
mony was conducted by Master of Cere
monies Sir Marshall R. Murry, the re
sponses were lead by Sir Horace Morris.
The choir rendered excellent music un
der the direction of Prof. Fred Dupee.
The sermon was delivered by Rev. W.
A. Forman. The entertainment Boulan
ger's march at Odd Fellows Easter Mon
day was a success, and the Knights Tem
pler were looking gay and cheerful.
The solos by Madames Mary L. Mead
S, Girtie Hutchinson were entertaining,
and the recitation by Mrs. W. A. Har
grove was well rendered.
Edison's Talking Newspaper.
Edison, the great inventor, proposes
to have a talking Newspaper. That is,
his men will talk the news into the
phonograph, and duplicate the impres
sions for distribution the same as a
newspaper. This is a wonderful age and
the enlightment is so great that the
acme seems to be in sight. Atallevents,
the acme of railway service is that fur
nished daily by the Saint Paul & Duluth
Railroad, between St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Duluth, and West Superior, as a trial
trip will attest. See that your tickets
read via the "Duluth Short Line." A.
Plough, General Passenger Agent, St.
Grape Bitters For Malaria.
Malarial Fever if used as directed.
Doings in Society Circles in the
Flour CityGossip of the
Go to Mrs. Williams for board 219 3d
Mr. B. F. Berry has moved from 615
to 1310 Washington ave S.
Mebile, Ala., April 22.Late last
night a Colored boy, Samuel Hunter,
was found wandering in the Public
Square and declaring that he was look
ing for a physician, as a white boy had
shot him in the head with a revolver.
At the Police Station the boy was found
to be wounded in the temple, over the
right eyea scalp wound, apparantly.
The white assailant was then hunted for
by the police, and was arrested. To
day a physician finds that the ball has
passed directly intoand, so far as can
be discovered, throughthe boy's brain
to the base of the skull. Hunter, not
withstanding, possesses all his faculties,
and complains of no ill feeling except at
the wound in his frontal, which, how
ever, pains him but little.
IKE -AJPIPIELA. I I
"$2.00 PER YEAR.
Every one knows the value of the
grape, as a luscious and healthy fruit.
Aunt Rachael's Malarial Bitters is the
ultimate of the Grape Juice in its pro
perties, mildly duretic, ^rdorine ana
tonic. More than seven-eights is the
pure juice of the grape, simply made
bitter by Peruvian Bark, Chamomile
1 lowers, Snake Root, &c, and will cure jaintor of the City Hall at Kansas City,
You can get THE APPEAL at A. H.
Watkins barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Mr.Arnia Mitchell after an absence
of two years is at home for a short visit.
Go to Dorsett and Co. 418 Nicollet a^e.
for cream they will furnish at reduced
rates to churches and societies.
The Ladies Sewing Circle of the Uni
que Baptist churck will open their fair
at Freya,s Hall 505} Washington ave. S
on Monday evening May 13th and will
i un one week.
The bad effects of imprudence in eat
ing and drinking are speedily removed,
and the depression following eating is
quickly banished by the use of Laxador.
Price 25 cents a package.
Mrs. R. J. Coleman presented $5. to
St. Peter Church last Sunday as the pro
ceeds from her testimonial. She thank
ed her friends for their kindness and
regretted that the gift was not $ 100.
Mr. J. L. Neal has purchased for his
family a fine two-seated carriage. As
THE APPEAL was invited to take the first
ride in it, we noticed the economical
reform which he had deteimined upon,
as when he got home, he climded up in
a favorite shade tree and pulled down
a dried up grape vine and proceeded to
prepare for himself by cutting the vine
ff between *he joints, a number of
cigars one of which he lit and began
smoking with evidently great comfort.
A Colored scoundrel by the name of
Clayton Jones who came to our city from
Omaha last week has been imposing on
the kind hearted white citizens and
collecting money for the purpose
of building a Colored Peopl'e Home
which existed only in his mind.
Mr. Donaldson of the glass block
Gen. Washburn and others were
victims. As soon as the Colored people
heard of the impostors actions they got
out a warrant for his arrest but the bird
Misses Martie Grey and Maggie
Thomas, after training a number of the
Sabbath school children were enabled
to arrange a programme with local talent
which excelled anything ever produced
here in Easter exercises which was ren
dered at the St. Peters A. M. E. Church
last Sunday evening. About 8 o'clock
the children marched down the aisles
and up into the pulpit and sang with
their childish voices, "Christ is Risen"
Rev. Thomas then led in prayer. Then
a chorus entitled "Sweetest Nannie'
was rendered, Rev. Thomas was again
called upon and spoke very encourag
ingly to the two young ladies who had
taken part in arranging the pro
gramme. The little folks then rendered
the balance of the programme as fol
lows: Recitation, Annie Middleton.
trio, by Gertie, Clara and George Carlisle
recitation, by Willie Moulton chorusi
"Crown Him recitation, Rose, Daisy,
Bluebell, Pansv, Forget-me-not, Lily and
Gracie, by eight young girls chorus,
"Over the Ocean Wave recitation, by
George Carlisle. A collection of over $12
were taken up. Depths of Mercy, was
then sung by the young people. When
the collection was in order, Mrs. R. J.
Coleman arose and in a neat speech pre
sented as an Easter offering the money
netted to her from tlie benefit recently
Fished From the Ocean of Ne ws
in all Parts of the Glo
The Golden Epoch, Fort Smith, Ark.
has changed hands Rev. E. W. Merch
ant and Mr. H. M. McMillan are now
The Boston Advocate has suspended
publication and its editor Mr. J. D.
Powell has been Appointed master car
penter at the Navy Yard,
One of the Atlanta Colored churches
had a lemon squeeze^Tecently. There
are better and sweeter things to squeeze
Mr. John Hunn has
Mo., by a unanimous vote of the city
council. At the same time Mr. Nat
Harris was appointed wharf master.
Henry Rice, Colored, who is wanted
at Florence, Ala., for the murder of two
white men near there a year ago, was
arrested in Todd County Ky Sunday,
where in hiding in a hut. He" also kill
ed a man at Haubestadt^ Ind., last sum
At Covington, Ky, a few days since
a Colored man made application to
Chief of Polcei Goodson to have a cow
boy arrested. He said the fellow wore
a broad-drim hat, had a sword and two
six-shooters and had threatened to hang
The safe in the law office of Hubbell
& Conley at Elkhart, Ind., was robbed
Sunday night, and notes and money
amounting to $5,000 taken. Monday
afternoon George Jones, a young Col,
ored man, was arrested for the crime'
and confessed it.
Scott Bailey a Colored man was
lynched by a mob at Halifax Court
House, Va.,last Monday for an attempt
ed outrage of a white woman. He con
fessed and was hanged fiom the same
place from which Bruce Younger was
hanged less than a year ago for a similar
Thomas Coleman, a Colored boy of
fourteen, in Anacosta, Md., thought he
would have some fun thiowing stones at
pigs in a pen. One of the pigs became
broke out and commenced
eating the boy, first attacking his thigh.
His cries brought help, but his injuries
Joe Wilson, an Alabama river fisher
man. Colored, caught a huge catfish and
started home with it. Somewhere on
the way the fish flopped its tail against
the hammer of Wilson's gun. The piece
was discharged, sending a load of duck
shot through his thigh, inflicting a very
Mrs. Pauline King the Colored faith
desciple of Springfield, 111., after a fast
of 40 days undertook to perform the
miracle of turning water into wine last
Monday. She prepared the jar of water
and prayed to have it changed into wine
but her prayers were of no avail. 500
persons had assembled to witness the
miracle but were disappointed.
One of the earliest recollections of the
late Lewis Hayden, of Boston, was an
amusing experience that he had when
he saw Lafayette. He was perched on a
fence, joining heartily in the enthusi
asm. He attracted the attention of the
distinguished Frenchman, who looked
directly at him and lifted his hat. This
so frightened the little that he fell back
ward off the fence.
A Company is being formed for the
purpose of establishing an extensive
railroad system in the Zambesi country
in Africa. The new orgnization will be
known as the British Cdntral African
Company. Subscriptions to the amount
of 1,000,000 have already been obtained.
A Colored man attempted to rob the
house of Mrs Jane Setzer an old lady
living in Rutherford County N. C.
The only thing at hand was a hot
brick used as an anairon. This the was
plucky woman seized and, though her
hand was severely burned, struck the
man a blow with it which stunned
him. Before he recoveied she got an
ax and pounded him on the head until
he was killed,
Perhaps the tallest cabbage stalk ever
grown in the United States is now on
exebition in the Colored people's de
partment of the Sub-Tropical exhibition,
grown by a Colored man of Palatka. It
measures twenty feet in height, with a
flowering head, looking like an old-time
Seminole chief wearing his tufted
plumes. This department of the exhi
bition shows great progress on the part
of the Colored people. The needle and
other artistic work is first-clas, and the
products of the cuisine superior.
Grace Smallwood, a Colored woman,
of Washington, D. C. was sentenced to
be hanged Oct. 11 next. The crime of
which she was convicted was the murd
er of her illegitimate child at its birth by
tying a shoe-string around its neck.
Her mental condition is open to doubt,
and she beard the sentence of the court
without emotion and with a meaning
less smile upon her face. .v
the District oi Columbia.
he says that
she is glad she is going to die, that she
wants to go to heaven and be with her
child. In pasing sentence the court
said that it had reason to believe that
the executive clemency would intervene
to prevent its execution.- This is the
first time since Mrs. Surrat's trial that a
woman has been sentenced to death in