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^Chicago's Haps and Mishaps and
Items of General Interest Ga
thered by the Staff of
First Grand Picnic of the Season.
Corinthian Commandery, No. 1, K. T.,
will give a grand picnic at Willow
Springs, on Monday June 17th. This
^beautiful grove lies on the banks of the
Desplaines river, and has all the equip
ments to make it one of the finest picnic
grounds in the State, consisting of danc
ing platform 60x100 feet, refreshment
"building, ice ci earn stand", bar building,
boating, fishing, bwings, and many other
amusements. The committee has mrfde
arrangements with the Santa Fe Bail
road to run a special train of their beau-
THE GARDEN CITY.
Thompson of Cincinnati is
Mrs. E. A.
in the city.
Mr. J. D. Jor.es of Toledo
friends in this city.
Mrs. R. K. Jones is visiting her moth
in Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. Geo. W. Hall who has been sick
for some weeks is improving.
You must read THE APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Mr. S. Laing Williams was in Kansas
Oity a few days this week on business.
Mi. J. E. Ford who has been attend
ing school at Beloit, Wis., is in the city.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mrs. S. Gant's, 2130 and 2138 State
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wiight and family
and Mr. W. B. Wright leave to-day for
Rooms and board for gentlemen only
at Mrs. H. Pumpfrej 's 510 State street,
Mr. W. Wooden, G. M. oi State of
Illinois, U. B. of is the guest of Mrs.
F. A. Powell.
Mr. Louis Williams of Versailles, Ky.,
who has been visiting his sister at2816
Dearborn, is quite ill.
Should you wish first class meals
served in first class style try Mrs. J. H.
Hunters No. 201 Third Ave.
Mrs. Pumsana Christian of St. Louis
who has been the guest of Mrs. T. W.
Henderson, left Tuesday for home.
Mr. George. Washington is hard at
work on his United Christians' Direc
tory of-which more will be said later.
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
will clean and repair your clothing and
mak it as good as new. Give them a
A pleasant birthdry party at Mrs. L.
(L. Howard's 1717 State street, Thursday
^evening. All present had a delightful
Have you tried the meals at Mr. R. K.
JonesVNQ. 211 Thirdjggre. top flat? No.
WelfTlr^ them and you will not eat any
If you wish to get household goods at
ihe lowest rates on time go to the
People's Outfitting Co, 171 and 173 W.
Godfrey Commandery No. 5, Knights
Templar will give its annual picnic on
July 16th. Look out for further particu
lars in THE APPEAL.
If you are looking for first class rooms
^and meals try Mrs. Lucy Brown No.
155i Third ave. near Polk fstreet. Tran
For RentNicely furnished room for
rent to married couple at 3154 Butter
afield street, with privilege of light house
keeping. Rent reasonable.
Drop a postal with your address to
White Shirt Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
.an agent will call to get your measure
for a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
Mr. Richard Barber an old resident
of Chicago, hss received aback payment
of $3,800 and will receive a monthly
pension of $12 in the future. Glad to
hear of Hold boy.
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 the swim go to Walters'.
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.
Joe Hufman is a typical rough. He
was intoxicated Monday, and went along
Clark street catching Chinamen and
theaatening them with an open razoa.
Detectives French and Enders sneaked
up to him as he was threatening to cut
a Celestial's throat and disarmed him.
Justice Pnndiville fined him $25 and
-confiscated the weapon.
Mr. Simon of the Dolly Varden store,
whose advertisement appears in to-days
paper, is one of the well known merch
ants on State street, whose store is the
by-word of every South sider. His
straight forwardness and his efforts to
please have given him the confidence of
every body who has had any dealing
wich him. All we can say is that a store
of this kind is a blessing to the com
White spent the week in
CIRCULATION. I JJ
itiful coaches, with a seating capacity of ing in all the latest styles. Shampooing.
6 to 70 persons to each coach, which
will be under our own control, accom
panied by a fine band. We will spare
so pains to make this one of the pleasi-1
antest times to be had at a picnic." Good
order will be preserved on the grounds.
Fare, round trip 75 cents, children un
der 12 years 35 cents. Train leaves
Dearborn Station, Polk St. and Third
ave., at 9 o'c ock a. m., train will stop at
Archer ave. and Thirty-first street.
Godfrey Commandery No. 4, will ac
company Corinthian and headed by
Henderson's band they will form pro
cession and march to the depot.
Tickets can be had at C. Lander's, 111
Harrison street C. F. Thomas, 79 Har
rison street also, from the committee.
Committee: C. F. Thomas, chairman
James Barber, treasurer A. D. Stevens,
secretary E. W.Totten, Martin Lewis,
Wm. L. Darrow, J. W. Dunmore, Wm.
Chicago Churches and Matters
Pertaining to the Spiritual
Progress of Their
Pastors and People.
St. Paul Sabbath school sent $10.C0and
the church $1.00 to the Johnstown suf
The Herman Baptist church has
regular service every Sunday at 3 and
8 p. m.
A concert was given at the Congrega
tional church 2811 State street Thursday
Childrens' Day was appropiiately cele
brated last Sunday, by the Quin Chapel
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. Church
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor.
St. Paul's Suuday school picnic will
take place soon. Look for future an
nouncements in THE APPEAL.
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7:30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 30
m. Sunday school at 12:30. Rev. Simon
Peter Smith, pastor.
Shiloh Baptist Church 230 Sixty-third
street, Englewood. Sunday school at
3 o'clock. Services at 7.30 P. M. Prayer
The public is cordially invited to at
tend service at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, and evening at 7.30,
Suwday school at 2:30.
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church 28U State street, Snndayatll
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 12.
30. Rev. Simon Peter Smith, pastor.
Preaching at Grace Presbyterian
Church, 3233 State street, every Sunday
at II a. m. and 8 p. m. sharp. Sunday
SGhool at 12:15 p. m. All are cordially
invited to all the services. Pastor, Rev.
Moses Jackson, 3433 Butterfield street.
The Chuich of Christ meets in Apollo
Hall 2730 State street. Services Sunday
11: o'clock a. m. Sunday school at 2:30
o'clock, evening service 7.30 p. m. Wed
nesday evening prayer meeting. All aie
welcome. W. G. F. Reed, pastor.
The services at Grace Prespyterian
Church on Sunday the 16th, hist., will
be in the interest of the Sabbath School.
In the morning there will be a sermon
preached to the children by the pastor,
and in the evening the services will con
sist almost entirely of singing by them.
The music is to be under the direction
of Mr. P. F. Lindsley. Prof. Boston is
expected to play an organ solo. The
public is cordially invited.
Olive Branch Tabernacle.
The Olive Branch Tabernacle No. 23
will celebrate their ninth anniversary
at their hall, corner of 16th and State
streets, Tuesday evening June 24.
Tnere will be a grand testimonial con
cert by Bethel church choir assisted by
the best talent of the city Thursday
June 27. Admission 20 cents.
J. J. Banks, Manager.
To the Public.
On the bills advertising the Charitv
entertainment for the benefit of the
Johnstown sufferers the name of Mrs.
Ida Dempcy of Fidelity Court was
omitted. This was the fault of
the proof reader and was not inten
tional as Mrs. Dempcy was one of the
most faithful workers.
T. H. Smith, G. M.
Mrs. Susie Ward entertained a gay
party of young people at dinner last
Sunday at her residence 271 Dearborn
street. The table was plentifully suplied
with delicacies of the season. The fol
lowing ladiesand gentlemen partaking of
the hostess' hospitality: Misses Hattie
J. Seals. Lulu F. Holmes, Nellie Revels,
Messrs. H. C. Ford, Gussie Holmes, J.
J. Ernest Oldham, M. Walton Ponder.
Ladies can find anything in the line of
hair goods by calling at Mrs. Jerome
Wallace's 2500 State street. Hairdress-
The place to get anything in the
jewelry line or to have repairing done is
at Henry Ritter's No. 3152 State street.
A RECHERCHE AFFAIR.
The First Annual Banquet of the
Garden City Lyceum at
the Este 11a Cafe
A Literary, Gastronomic Feast.
Monday night will long be remem
bered by the members of the Garden
City Lyceum and the invited guests who
participated in the first annual banquet
of the Garden City Lyceum, which took
place in the spacious dining hall of the
Estella Cafe. Previous to the Banquet
the regular meeting of the Lyceum oc
curred at their rooms 474 State street,
where the officers elect were installed
by Rev. L. H. Reynolds, who in fitting
words endeavored to impress upon them
the responsibility of their offices and
urged promptness and fidelity of the
President, J. C. Battles.
1st vice president, Wm. Rankin.
2d vice pres., Miss Frankie Buchanan.
Recording secretary, R. B. Cabbell,
Corresponding secretary, B. A. Lewis.
Treasurer, R. S. Bryan.
Librarian, W. Buckner.
Curator, Geo. Anderson.
Critic, Miss M. L. Shaw.
Sergeant-at-arms, H. H. Rankin.
The Lyceum by the unanimous vote
elected the founder and first president
Mr. R. S. Bryan, an active, honorary
member, exempt from dues for life.
This was a graceful act, and well merited
by Mr. Bryan for it was he who con
ceived the idea and formed the organi
zation, and it is especially due to his un
tiring energy, the Lyceum has proved a
great success. After a few informal
bpeeches the members and guests
marched in a body to the Estella Cafe
where a banquet was spread. The table
was arranged in form of a cross. In
front of each plate was an elegantly
printed menu and fragrant boutonnier.
About two hours were spent discussing
the following excellent
Consomme a la Estella.
Boiled Lake Trout, Egg Sauce.
New Potatoes, Cream Sauce.
Cold Chicked, Beef Tongue, Ham.
Vanilla Ice Cream, fctrawb's and Cream,
After the feast of edibles came the
feast of reason, the responses to the fol
Our Retiring Officers, R. S. Bryan.
Our Incoming Officers, Wm. Rankin.
Future of the Garden pity Lyceum,
J. C. Battles.
Result of Literature, R. B. Cabbell.
Our Ladies, B. A. Lewis,
Our Boys and Girls, A. R. Jackson.
Solace to our Defeated Candidates,
A. J. Saunders.
Greatness of Public Men, Wm. G.
The Prese in General, C. F. Adams.
The Afro-American in Literature,
L. W. Cummings.
The gentlemen present were:
W. M. Johnston,
A. R. Jackson,
R. B. Cabbell.
B. A. Lewis,
Chas. H. Price,
Wm. G. Anderson,
J. W. Hunter,
C. W. Caruthers,
R. S. Bryan,
L. M. Frazier,
J. B. Hart,
J. C. Battles,
J. P. Wagner,
W. P. Williams.
W. E. Turner,
J. B. Bubbins,
H. H. Rankins,
J. W. Lay,
A. J. Saunders,
A. O. Parsons,
L. W. Cummings.
The following ladies were present
Mrs. Lizzie Scott,
Miss M. Shaw,
Miss M. O. Holland,
Miss Annie Barton,
Miss Anna M. Anderson,
Miss Anna Rice,
Miss Fannie Buchanan,
Miss L. M. Frazier.
The Daughters of Union.
The Daughters of Union will give their
thirty-fifth anniversary at Lincoln Hall.
Thirty-first street between Wabash and
Michigan avenues, Monday evening,
June 17th, The following programme
will be rendered:
Instrumental solo, Miss Estella John
Solo, Miss Delia Blake.
Recitation, Miss Cora Belle.
Instrumental solo, Miss Julia Johnson.
Recitation, Miss Anna Boyle.
Solo, Miss Fannie Buchanan.
Dialogue, Misses Mary Peters and L.
Solo Miss Geneva Cooper.
Dialogue, Misses Lettie Booth. Doddie
Ford, Julia Freeds and Nettie Miles.
Grand March, Daughters of Union.
Mrs. Wm. S. Johnson, chairman, Mrs.
3. Tobanna, Mrs. V. Carr, Miss A.
Smith. The committee will spare no
pains to make the occasion one of the
very best in the history of the society,
and cordially invite all friends to be
present. Admission 25 cents.
The Daughters of Union, Mrs. Ann
Simpson, president Mrs. F. A. Powell,
ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS AND CfflOHKX SATURDAY. JUNE 15.1889.
Minnesota, being considei,
cultural state, lays no especil
being a resort for lovers of
but if the truth were knoi
scenery of which any state mil
proud. True, it is neither
nor wonderful, but it is trulyj
The Dalles of the St. Louis
samples of nature's best
want to see Minnesota scenei
Saint Paul & Duluth Railroad-]
luth Short Line"--which tak
through the most beautiful
the state. Trains daily from
Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, W|
ior, the big lakes, White B
Lake, Chisago Lake and otl
A. B. Plough, General Passei
fet. Paul, Minn.
THE FLOUR CITY.
Minneapolis and Minneopolitans
and Their Where-ahouts
and What abouts.
Go to Mrs. Williams for board 219 3d
Mrs. M. Hunton boarding and rooms
at 206 Third ave. S.
Go to Mrs. Joyce's for your meals
250, 3d Ave. South.
THE APPEAL office is now in room 4
No. 24 S. Fifth street.
Go to Altman & Co. when you wish to
buy clothes. See ad on 4th page.
You can get THE APPEAL at A. H.
Watkins barber shop 254 4th ave. S.
Go to Dorsett and Co. 418 Nicollet ave.
for cream they will furnish at reduced
rates to churches and societies.
A very pleasant party was given by
Mrs. Kane of 2230 Tenth ave. S. Thurs
day evening of last week. Quite a num
ber of young people were present, and
a good time resulted.
Mrs. Stapp and Miss Susie Jackson,
have opened a bakery at 257J 10th ave.A.
South, where any one desiring home
made bread, pies, cakes etc., can obtain
them at reasonable rates.
The dance given at Sweede Bros. Hall
Tuesday evening by Messrs. Burke and
Williams, proved very pleasant and suc
cessful. All dances given by them after
this will be at the Lakes.
To-mrrow will,be Quarterfy meeting
at the St. Ptters A*- M. E. church located
on Twenty-second street and Tenth ave.
S. Rev. J. M. Henderson of St. Paul will
preach in the afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. Williamson of Joliet will preach at
night, Elder R. Kuight of Chicago will
be present. All friends and members
of the church are urgently requested to
Mr. Geo. Brady has removed bis ele
gantly fitted tonsoral establishment from
the basement at 400 Nicollet ave. into
the New Brunswick on the corner of
Fourth and Hennepin avenues, where
he has a splendid location on the first
floor. Mr. Brady will now have the
finest located and equiped barber shop
of any Colored gentleman in Minneapo
lis. Mr. Brady is a fine young man and
we are proud to see his advaneemsnt in
The big thing of next week will be the
second anniversary entertainment of St.
Anthony Lodge, No. 2877 G. U. O. of O.
F. to be held at G. A. R. Hall cor. 1st
ave. N. and Washington. The address
of the evening will be made by M. V.
P., Geo. W. Owens. Rev. H.Thomas
P. N. F. Jasper Gibbs, N.G. B.
Eerry, P. G. M. will also deliver ad
dresses. Music will be furnished by
Saviers Band. Committee of Arrange
ments Spencer Smith, Geo. Turner,
Moses Weaver, Z. W. Mitchell, Chas.
Standsul reception committee, Geo.
Turner, A. G. Plumer, Z. V. Mitchell
floor managers, Spencer Smith, Chas.
Standsul. Admission 50 cents.
The Unique Baptist Church, Rev. J.
P. Brown after making the announce
ments for the week, in a very neat and
gentlemanly way thanked the congrega
tion, friends and members of the church
for their kind treatment to\bim while
heTe, and expressing his regret and
pleasure too, that his missionar$work
among them should necessarily come to
a sudden close. As he had come among
them several months ago, when they
had no chuich organization, nothing but
a broad uncultivated field to begin the
great work of organizing and building up
a church. He put his hands to the
place only seven short months ago, and
was enabled to stand and view a crowd
ed church hall, an organized church, a
young but progressive choir, a fair mem
bership, and an nndivided^harmonious
and zealous lot of people, earnestly at
work for the up building of the cause oi
God and humanity, as he declared hie
mission work here at an end. Thit
leaves the church ready to call a per
manent pastor, which will be done im
mediately. Rev. J. W. Dungee will evi
dently be the man. Rev. Brown needs
needs much credit and commendation
for his work here. He was born in
Charlottsville, Va., in 1865 was educa
ted in Franklin college New Atheup, O.
From there he was called when quite
young to take charge of the Shilo Bap
tist in Cleveland. After four years ol
seminary in 1883 from there to MorgaD
Park, where he staid over one year, and
came to Minneapolis in December 1888,
and has earned much praise and credit
for himself since his arrival.
THE FALLS CITY.
Louisville LaconicsA Record of
the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of
Mr. C. F. Spaulding is out of the city.
Mr. Samuel Curry is confined to his
Rev. D. A. Gaddie visited Lexington
puper- last week.
Miss Emma Cain of Huntsvilie, Ala.,
is in the city.
Dr. E. 8. Porter now sits behind fine
Miss Callie Ballard left Tuesday for
Mr. Charles Lewis of Chicago was in
the city this week.
Miss Annie Jones, queen of the demi
monde, died Sunday of heart failure.
Miss Ada V. Davis who has been visit
ing New Orleans returned home this
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, 813
Ninth street is prompt and reliable in all
The commencement of the city Color
ed high school takes place Monday from
Bishop W. H. Miles who has been
suffering from a very severe attack of
rheumatism, is better.
Miss Mattie Jackson, teacher at the
Central school, was called to Oberlin
to attend the funeral of her mother.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509tained
West Green street.
Mrs. J. H. Taylor, grand chief precep
tress of the Knights of Labor of Ken
tucky left Tuesday for her annual tour
through the state.
We have now two coloied county pa
trolman, Messrs. W. Scheddul and James
Malone they showed up well Monday
at the Odd Fellows picnic.
The public school children got through
with their picnic at last, but it rained
anvway. Between two and three thou
sand children were present. "Don't
you know they admit they had a good
Miss Lulie M. Shelby of this city and
Mr. Booker of Chicago, will be married
here next Wednesday at 6 P. M., and
will leave immediately for the Windy
City where we hope they will lead a
long and happy life.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
these places: Bud. Malone's, 509 W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street
Henry Norton's, 927 W, Walnut street
J. H. Taylor's, 515 W.Broadway J. H.
Joran's Jackson and Caldwell streets.
The little piccaniny how he did cry
Because he got no picnic pie.
Friday \as clear, so they say,
Saturday it rained the livelong day.
The rain it came and wet the grass
That wasn't good for the infant class.
John Woolfolk, at the O. F. C. distil
lery, while engaged in cleaning a mash
tub, was caught in the machinery of the
tub which wasaccidentally set in motion
and sustained such severe injuries by
being knocked, turned and torn in the
cogs of the wheel, that it is thought he
Jim Gibson, a Colored boy was riding
a horse down Magazine street Sunday
afternoon, when the animal became
frightened at a passing engine at Four
teenth street. Gibson was thrown, and
his left shoulder was dislocated. He
was taken to Dr. Trunnell's office and
his shoulder pulled into place.
A committee composed of Revs. A J.
Ross, J. N. Abbey, J. W. Frasier, J. H.
Banks, A. Jackson, I. F. Lindsey, J. W.
Asbury, L. Evans, of the A. M. E.
church, met in Lexington la week to
take under advisement the location of a
high school in the Kentucky conference
was attended with much interest. They
selected Danville, as the citizens of this
town donated four acres of ground all
under fence. Prof. J. M. Maxwell was
added to the board of trustees.
The funeral obsequises of Miss Lillie
Watson were held in Central Street C.
M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock. The church was filled to over
flowing. She was the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Watson. Mr.
Watson is one of Louisville's oldest citi
zens, and has^ been quite instrument
al in the up building of Colored peoples
interest and she was a sister to Mr.
Wm. Watson, the undertaker. She was
sick but a short period and her quick
deatn was shocking to her relatives and
friends ahe was exalted in character
and firmnessthose qualities which en
deared her to many. She moved the
best society, and was capable and intel
ligent. Her casket was one of thn finest
white silk plush, with rays of tint and
siver mounting. It was conveyed by
It contained floral designs of all de
scriptions, bearing sympathy and love
from friends. The selections by the
choir were veiy touching and ten
derly rendered, which impressed the
great congregation of the sad occasion.
The servicese were participated in by The lecturess handled her subject in a
success there he entered Oberlin college grave and others, and the eulogy was many of the erroneous ideaswhich are
pronounced by Rev. S. B. Wallace. The
instructive thoughts, powerful and con
vincing. The remains will be interred
in the Eastern cemetery.
production was responded with rich and will lecture next Wednesday evenine at
St. James church taking for her subject
"The NegroHis Past, Present and Fu-
ture." Dont fail to hear her.
The A. O. O. Fellows picnic was not a
great financial success on account of the
weather, but those who attended were
entertained and enjoyed themselves.
The street parade was immense and it
was one of the processions by the Color
ed people in Louisville. The patriarch
ies of Winchester and Frankfort were
present and entered the prize contest.
Frankfort "out done" the Winchester
with one point, and took the $70 prize
The music was furnished by Cun
ningham's and Timmon's brass band,
each trying to the better it was a nip
and tuck game and money inside for
Cunningham and others for Timmons.
THE APPEAL thinks they both played
THE SAINTLY CITY.
St Paul MelangeThe Occurren
ces of the Past Week in the
Capital of Minnesota.
Mr. G. Best of Stillwater was inthe
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard leave to
day for a visit to Young America, Minn.
They return Tuesday.
The St. Philips society meets at the
residence of Mrs. W. Liggins 204 W. 6th
street, Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Estella Wilkins, 214 Norris street
first class dressmaker. Stylish suits
made for $4 and upward. Satisfaction
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard enter
at tea Wednesday Mesdames
Georga Duckett and Lizzie Brown Mr.
J. Q. Adams and Master Roy Brown.
Look for the announcement in next
issue of the entertainment which is to
be given by the Brotherhood of Railway
Porters at Odd Fellows Hall Thursday
Miss Hattie Gibbs, a daughter of Judge
M. W. Gibbs, who spent several weeks
in our city last summer, graduates from
the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin
College, on June 24.
The musical folks are arranging for
the production of the beautiful cantata
of "Esther" which will take place un
der the direction of Prof. Schrader in
the latter part of June.
Transient visitors to St. Paul, and
single gentlemen* who desire first class
lodgings, can usually find accomodations
at Mrs. Emma Glovers No. 394 Robert
street, corner of Sixth.
High maes^ will be celebrated at the
Colored Catholic church at 10.00 o'clock
a. m. to-morrow, Father Sullivan officiat
ing. Sunday school at 12 m. Evening
services at 7 30 conducted by Father
Lieutenant of Police Cook made a
raid on the gang of tough hotel runners
who infest the neighborhood of the
Union Depot last Saturday much to the
satisfaction of everybodybut the
The office of THE APPEAL has been
moved from Union Block to No 76 East
Fifth street between Cedar and Minn
esota where we have more commodious
and desirable quarters. All of our
friends are invited to call at any time.
Mr. J. K. Hilyard is an agent of the
National Savings, Loan and Building
Association which is incorporated under
the statutes of Minnesota with an author
ized capital of $5,000,000. Any person
who wish to secure shares should call on
him at 468 Robert street.
The members of Pioneer Lodge are
making great preparations for a public
installation of officers on Monday June
24. There will also be other attractive
features which will make the occasion
one of the most interesting and enjoy
able ever gotten up under their auspices.
The ladies and gentlemen who are to*
be principals in the operetta "The Belle
of Saratoga/' shortly *to be produced in
this city and minneapolis, are bard at
work under the direction of Prof. John
W. Luca. Mr, Clarence Washington, a
phenominal barytone, of Detroit, Mich.,
is in the city and will appear in the cast.
We have secured the services of Mas
ter Bennie Henderson as our city col
lect and he will call upon those of our
city subscribers who are in arrears on
subscriptions. Subscribers will please
report any corrections in their addresses
that may be necessary as we are revis
ing our mail list and *ish to have all
The cyclorama of the naval battle be
tween the Monitor and Merrimac now
on exhibition in the building corner of
Sixth and St. Peter is the most realistic
ever exhibited. Art and nature com
bine in a pleasing manner so closely that
one cannot tell the one from the other.
Some very laughable incidents occur
there daily. Every body should visit
Madame O. Esperanza Luis delivered
her lecture "Hayti and the Haytiens" at
Pilgrim Paptist church Monday night.
The audience was not so large as it
should have been, and those who failed
ina an A
interesting facts about that island and
its people which may never again
H. Har- highly interesting manner
current concerning the Haytiens. She
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NEWS MATTER. $ I
$2.00 PER YEAR
MULTUM IN PANTO.
Netvs Pertaining to the Colored
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Braye.
Gathered From everywhere.
The 73 Colored teachers in the public
schools of Kansas City have been re-ap
MissJennie Harris is the only Colored
graduate in the High School of Chili
cothe, Ohio, this year.
Judge M. W. Gibbs has left Little
Rock, Ark., for Washington to press hia
claims for the Haytien mission.^
Jochrim Hooper a Colored bootblack
of Denver, started business with a capi
tal of $4, and has built up a fortune of
Miss Roxie Cobbs who graduated from
the High school of Moberly, Mo., at the
recent Commencement was the fu$t
Colored lady graduate.
Moses Austin, Colored, perhaps the
oldest man in middle Georgia, died in
Peppertown, Butts County, recently.
He was said to be something near one
hundred and ten years old.
Julia Kemp, a Colored girl of Leota,
Miss., killed Georgie Smith Tuesday in
a quarrel about a young man. While
Violet Caruthers was watching the fight
her baby was burned to death at home.
At the Republican County Conven
tion held at Ironton, O., last week,
Calvin Reynolds, the young Colored
man who held a clerkship in the House
and was a candidate for Representative,
was terribly slaughtered.
Willie White, Colored, aged 17, who
murdered an old man named Alexan
der McFarland at Evansville, Ind.,
March 3, has been convicted of man
slaughter and sentenced to ten years in
Deputy Marshal Williams was shot
and instantly killed by Cornelius Walk
er, a notorious Colored horse-thief, of
Indian Territory, who was-in turn killed
by Williams' companions Kobert and
Clem Franklin, Walker's accomplices,
were taken to Paris, Tex., for trial.
The eighteen Americans who went to
Hayti to fight with Legitime have had a
dismal experience. One died of yellow
fever, another became insane, and a
third is kept under surveil'anceat Port
au-Prince. Only seven secured employ
ment, and they find it difficult to get the
pay promised them. The others have
returned penniless or are still in Hayti
At Philapelphia, last Sunday, Dam
Curtis, Colored, 22 years old, struck his
sister Sarah, who is 2 years younger, on
the neck with his fist, and now she lies
in a piecarious condition at the Penn
sylvania Hospital. The girl desired to
go out for a walk, and her brother was
opposed to her doing so. She attempted
to force her way past him, and this so
angered him that he struck her.
Isaac Saxton, a Colored man, has been
elected justice of the peace at Brldgeton
N. J., under peculiar circumstaaces. At
the election last March it was thought
that there was no vacancy in the office
of justice in the Third Ward, but many
citizens voted for Saxton in a spirit of
fun. It has been discovered now that
the term of Justice Woodroufi expired
on May 1, and that Saxton received
enough votes to elect him.
Dr. T. S. Dekee has bought the body
of Will Debii, the Colored man now
awaiting in the Thomas County, Georgia,
jail the execution of the death sentence
this month. Debill, for the valuable
consideration of $20 in hand paid, deeds
his body to the doctor. There has been
considerable remonstrance against his
course on the part of the Colerd people,
but Debill says the $20 will allow him to*
live comfortable the rest of bisdays,and
if the doctors can profit the living by
having his body, he is willing.
Some days ago Byron Robertson,*
Colored man living near Greenville, Ga.,
found a log in a well he was digging!
The log extended across the well a dis^
tance of forly-four four feet below the
surface. After cutting through the log a
bold vein of water was struck of pure
freestone quality. The question of how
and when the pine log reached its pres
ent location has puzzled the heads of all
who have discussed the matter. The
hill beneath which it was found seems
to have been firmly planted just where
it is for centuries.
Elder Mitchem Dead.
Nashville, Tenn., June 9.Elder Na
than Mitchem, one of the oldest and
and most prominent itinerant Colored
ministers of the African Methodist Epis
copal Church, died at his home here
yesterday, Elder Mitchem has been in
ill-health since 1887, when he had &
severe stroke f paralysis, but he was
confined to his bed only one week. He
came here from Indiana in 1874, and ac
cepted the pastorate fSt. Paul's church.
After a four years' pratorate at St, Paul,
he was appointed Presiding Elder of the
Nashville and filled ethat
iW* t -^e^SU* *sa
count of ill-health and was granted
supernumerary relations to the confer
ence. At the time of his death he was "fi,
Treasurer of the Tennessee conference.
During his stay here Elder Mitchem ac-'^
quired considerable property, and was
conBidensi one of the wealthiest Colored^ I
men in Nashville. He was seventy-five
years of age and leaves a wife and fonr^f