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The vexed "Negro Question,"
Which daily meets ones eye
Takes thinkers back to Egypt,
Where our forefathers lie.
THE GARDEN CITY.
Chicago's Baps and Mishaps and
Items of General Interest Ga
thered by the Staff of
The World's Fair
In Chicago, 1892
Chicago always gets there.
Miss Luelle Brown of 2637 State street
is quite sick.
Mrs. Ida Smith of 4010 Langley avenue
is quite sick withnaOjaal fevejv
Ifyouwantto increase your business
you must advertise in THE APPEAL.
MISS Mamie Zedrick leaves the city
this week for Harrisburg, Pa., on a brief
The Lotus Club is preparing for a
grand party the first Monday after
Miss Nellie Revels was the recipient
of many congratulations at the Autumu
Seamon Gray, son of Mrs. Jane Gray
4167 School street, died suddenly last
Friday night of asthma.
The Colored politicians of the 2d Ward
expect to be taken care of now that Hon.
Jno. M. Clark is Collector of the port.
MRS. CAROLINE BENNETT AND HER TRIPLETS.
Mr. Harvey French, brother of Mrs.
M. L. Bland of 1626 Dearborn street,
died at Louisville last week.
If anything has been said or done by
the Colored people of Chicago you can i
get full particulars in THE APPEAL.
Mrs. Mary Hawley of 412 33d street
was suddenly called to Detroit, Monday
to attend the funeral of her brother-in
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
Will clean and repair your clothing and
make it as good as new. Give them a
Mr. George Brown, the well known
contractor and builder has just secured
the contract for a $6 000 house to be
inbuilt at Austin.
Mrs. Lizzie Lewis wife of W. H. Lewis
of Park Manor, died Sunday afternoon
at 5 o'clock. The funeral occured Tues
day at Thomsville, O.
For rent nice fiats with all modern im
provements at $12 to $16 per month.
Inquire at 2929 Butterfield or J. Q.
Grant 3023 Butterfield.
All are happy at the Matthews' man
sion, 4725 Dearborn street, as a little
stranger named Arthur Wesley Mat
thews has come to stay.
For rentTwenty flats southeast cor
ner of State and 12th streets, convenient
fcfor parties whose business is down town
[s. B. French, 30 Calumet Building.
R. B. Cabbell is sole agent for the
Giles Bros. Jewelry supply Co., 103
State street. Watches, diamonds and
jewelry of all kinds on the installment
(plan. If you need anything in his line
leave your card at 446 State street and
he will call on you.
The cake walk given by Morning Star
Lodge st Arlington Hall, Monday night
PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH.
was fairly well attended. Thefirstprize,
a tine cake was won by Mrs. Rhodes.
Miss Partee carried off the second prize,
a gold ring. The third prize an um
brella was won bv Miss Ferrell.
Mrs. M. Holt of St. Paul, Minn., is in
Chicago for the purpose of introducing
her great discovery for causing the most
stubborn or bad hair to grow. Her
Electric Hair Oil is an elegant prepara
tion for straightening the bair. See
Mrs. Holt at 2704 Butterfield street.
In upward of 200 Methodist churches
in Chicago and neighboring cities was
the Southern educational work of that
church Sunday presented by pastors or
visiting brethren. Financially speaking
the results were very gratifying. The
money iwisiidrgses iflrtttitSfcar tttsastfry of
the Freedman's Aid and Southern Edu
Chicago Churches and Matters
Pertaining to the Spiritual
Progress of Their
Pastors and People.
The Herman Baptist church
regular service every Sunday at 3
8 p. m.
Come to Bethesda church to services
at 11 a. m. or 7:30 p. m. Sundays, Sun
day school at 12:30.
Sunday services at St. Stephen's
church at 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 p. M. Eev.
L. H. Beynolds pastor.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Chuich
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. J. Crow, pastor.
St. Ambrose Episcopal Mission, 681
Lake street. Services 10:30 A. M, 7.30
p. K., A. H. Lealtad officiating. Sunday
school at 2:30 p. M.
Shiloh Baptist Church 230 Sixty-third
street, Englewood. Sunday school at
3 o'clock. Services at 7:30 P. M. Prayer
Olivet Church, Harmon Court, near
State. Services at 11:30 A. M. and 7:80
r. M. Rev. J. F. Thomas pastor. Sun
day school at 1:30 P.M. F. W. Rollin
Services every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7:90 st St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
pastor. Sunday School at 12:30, W.G.
St. Peters A. M. E. Church, 102 Lara
bee street. Services at 11 A. M. and 8 p.
M. Sunday school at 2:30 p. M. Class
meeting Friday evenings. Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening. Rev. J. J.
Quinn Chapel, A. M. E. church.Fourth
avenue near Van Bmen street. Preach-
10:45 A. M. and 7:45 p. M. Classes Nos.
1 and 5 st 12:30. Sunday school at 1 p.
M. Rev. J. T. Jenifer, pastor. 3010 But
Providence Baptist Church, 15 N.
Irving Place. Sunday Services: Preach
ing at 10:46 H. snd 7:30 P. M. Sunday
school st 2:30 P. K. All are invited.
Rev. Thos. L. Johnson pastor, residence
841 Fulton ftreet
THE FUTURE GREAT.
3t Louis' Social Matters Glean
ings of News Etc, Condensed
Into a Small Space for
R. Cowan spent last Sunday
Mr. Williams of Columbus
few days here last week.
Mr. Golden Washington died last
Wednesday of dropsv of the heart. He
was buried Sunday from All Saints Epis-
W. H. Farmer, Counselor snd Attor
ney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery,
will practice in all courts. Office, 1111
Those persons who have gone into the
hair straightening business, and their
numbers increase, find it an exceedingly
First class job printing of all kinds
done at THS APPEAL office No. 1002
Franklin avenue. Rates reasonable and
"It is safe." All those who have the
future happiness of children at stake,
should know that Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup
contains nothing injurious.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
John Page's 705 N. 11th street, Hulet
Kirkpatrick's 1410 Morganstreet, and at
he St. Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
Look out for a grand iime at the inau
gural ball to be given at Central Turner
Hall bv the Pullman Porters Protective
Association, Wednesday March 19th.
Everybody will be theie.
Principal Ed. Williams, early in his
married life bought a pleasant home,
and now he is building another resi
dence preparatory to becoming one of
the landlords of St. Louis.
Mr. Wesley Capmbell is building in
the Southern part of the city a beautiful
residence containing all the moderu im
provements. Mr. Campbell has already
the chief ornament lor bis new mansion
in his handsome, graceful and talented
Dame Rumor affirms, that the hand
somest young widow of St. Louis will
doff the weeds and gladded the heart of
a certain smiling^ bachelor by donning
the orange blossoms.
Apropos of the above some disconso
Mavor Noonan to fine bachelors who
marry widows, arguing that they (the
maidens) ought to have the first chance,
but the Mayor declines to interfere
with cupid and the widows.
The managers of the St. Louis Colored
Orphans Hume this year present their
First Annual Report. During the year
ending Dec. 31,1889 the home sheltered
fifty childien, and found comfortable
homes for seventeen. There are at
present sixteen children in the Home.
The treasurer of the Home reports $645.-
37 as balance in the treasury at the close
of the year '88. The receipts during the
year '89 from donations and entertain
ments were $918.23 making a total of
$1,503 60, of this amount $490.00 were
expended for wages for help and $859.60
for other expenses of the Home. Many
applications to admit children were re
fuged for want of funds. It is the earn
est desire of the management to enlarge
the work, and in oider to do this all
charitable persons are urged to give
them sympathy and contributions.
The unexpected death of Mrs. Nannie
E. Chaney, spread deep gloom and sor
row over an immense circle of friends
and acquaintances. In her untimely
taking off the church loses a devoted
and valued member, the public schools
a faithful and efficient teacher, the
Orphans Home an able director and
hard worker, the W. C. T. TJ. a beloved
officer and wise counsellor. Surely
such a life is no failure, and this was the
lesson of the hour taught at the funeral
services in St. Paul Chapel of which she
was a member of several years standing.
Rev. Cotman delivered the funeral ser
mon eloquently dwelling upon the beau
tiful features in the life and character of
the deceased. Mrs. Chaney struggled
Dravely through the hardships and mis
fortunes of her early life up to position
and rank in her profession and honored
places in charity organizations. Her
zeal and abitity thrust her at once to
the front, fche discharged every re
sponsibility inposed upon her to the ad
vancement of the cause she espoused
and to the credit of herself and friends.
The imposing funeral ceremonies of
Sunday bespeak the high esteem in
which she was held and the pathetic
Bincerety of the final tribute to her
The Ruth Anniversary.
The fifteenth anniversary of .House
hold of Ruth No. 44, was celebrated at
Central Hall, Monday night. A vast
audience was present. An excellent
pregram was rendered of which best
production wasthe singing of Mrs. Jessie
Smith, who sang Rischoflfs masterpiece,
"Silken Bands" a waltz song in F. Mrs.
Smith was at her best and her rendition
charmed all present.
The New Moses.
Galveston, Texas, Feb. 24W.
Ellis, Colored, who is engaged in the
movement to colonize Colored people
from ceitain sections of Texas in the
republic of Mexico, passed over the
Southern Pacific to-day enroute to New
York. He said he was going East to
meet representatives of a
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINN^SATTJRDAY, MARCH 1,1890.
English syndicate who are interesting
themselves in the project, but should
they fiil to be in New York he would go
to London to see them. Their interest
in the matter was largely in land. "We
expect to start for Mexico in forty days
with 200 families or 1,000 people," he
continued, "so that they will remain or
be more likely to do so than single men.
We have 2,000,000 acres of laud in one
locality and a concession from the Mex
ican government to build a railroad from
Paso del Norte to Chinhuahua. The
Mexican government is favoring us
liberally. We expect to get colonists
from Fort Bend, Washington and one
or two other places where the Colored
people have been having troubi|. We
will notTake ftem from fiaTO,Galves
ton or other countries where they are
doing well and progressing."
THE NEGROES OF OLD.
Were Barneses the Greatj and
His Contemporaries of
Dark Skinned Civilizatiol
In one of the balls devoted to sculp
ture of the Chicago Art Institute is a
plaster cast of the head and shoulders
of Rameses the Great. The origiuaj is
one of a pair of colossi in front of the
palace of Karnak, one of which is still
standing. The other was thrown down
by the Turks. It is impossible not to
recognize from the features of this statue
that the great RameBes, of whom even,
the Greeks had heard, was a Colored
E AMESES II.
man, or, as the people in the Southern
States say,a "nigger." Philologistlhave
spoken by the ancient Egyptians was
Semitic but this would prove nothing,
for the Hovas of Madagascar speak a lan
guage allied to the Malay, and yet they
are Afersthe true race name of the
Colored man. The inhabitants of the
Malabar coast of India are plainly Afers,
but they speak a dialect of the Nagri.
EGYPTIAN PERISTYLE HALL.
Therefore the evidence of the philol
ogists goes for nothing when it opposes
itself to the undeniable testimony
offered by the features of this greatest
of the Egyptian kings.
What man has done man can do. As
the Afers of Egypt in the past, some
four thousand years ago had developed
a magnificent civilization to which we
ourselves in many respects have not at
tained, the belief which the people of
JUDGMENT HALL OF RAMESES.
the South honestly entertain that the
Colored people are incapable of any de
velopement save a low one, must be
based upon radically incorrect views
Humanity in all races has its ups and
downs. Four thousand years ago Egypt
was the glory of this earth. Thebes was
the glory of Egypt and Rameses the Sec
ond was the glory of Thebes. At that
time the ancestors of the present Celts
and Saxons and Teutons were barbar
ians infinitely more degraded than the
degenerate Afers of St. Domingo, feed
ing on roots and acorns, staining them
selves with wood,skulking incaves, hav
ing wivesincommon, unacquainted with
metallurgy, fashioning rude weapons of
bone and chipped flints, clothing them
selves with skins. It, a word, they were
savages, inferior even to the AlgoSquins
of whom Cotton Mather wrote so dis
At that time the Colored men, or Afers
of Egypt were living a life which, for its
artistic atmosphere, its hearty comfort,
and the magnificence of its public cere
monies and buildings stand without a
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THE FALLS CITY.
Louisville LaconicsA Record of
the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of
Mrs. Henry Johnson of Chicago is in
Miss Kittie Mann left Sunday for
Mrs. George Murfree was in Bloom
field this week.
Rev. John Frank is improving after
several weeks sickness.
A wedding among the "bong tongs"
will be announced soon.
The Martha Washington Tea Party was
quite a success Friday night.
Mr. Richard Thompson of Indian
apolis was in the city last week.
Caeser Brown aged seventy died of
apoplexy last Saturday morning.
Miss Maria Burnett sp nt a while in
the city visiting Miss Eliza Heath.
Miss Maria Roxborough has been eon
fine dto her home on account of sickness.
Mr. Jno L. Minor returned to New
Orleans after spending a while in the
Rev. W. Bowling was in the city last
week assisting Rev. Gaddie with his
A successful meeting bf the Orphan,s
Home Society was held Sunday at Han
cock Street Church.
Prof. J. H. law son attended the
closing exercises ofMiss Anna Murfree's
school at Bloomfield this week.
Bring your job printing to the Louis
ville oflSce of TIM APPEAL, 312 W. Jeffer
son St. Good work at reasonable rates.
During a fight last Saturday night
between Barney Offutt and James Jones
the former bit off a portion of the latters
Thatliteiary thief the editor of the
Commercial's Colored column continues
to steal all his matter from the Champion
and THE APPEAL.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 60S
West Green street.
A splendid remedy forthe disorders of
the stomach isLaxador, the "goldeA"
Sold by al druggists.
The young girls and boys had a very
enjoyable entertainment at the resi
dence of Mrs. Grandison on Madison
street, Maidi Gras night.
Rev. H. P. Jacobs repeated his cele
brated lecture, "How to make Money
and how to Keep it" at the Medical
College Hall, Monday night.
George Brown went with Doctors J. F.
Blackburn and W. E. Grant to New
Albany Tuesday night to assist in rob
bing some graves. They were detected
and fired upon and Brown was killed
A Prolific Pare nt
Caroline Bennett, Colored, wife of
Charles Bennett, of Richmond, Ky.,
gave birth, on October 30 last, to trip
lets. They were well-developed, and
have since enjoyed excellent health,
each now weighing fifteen pounds. The
mother is 45 years old. At birth two
of the babies weighed seven pounds
each and the other six pounds. Their
names are Minnie E., Margie S. and
Maude H. The father and mother were
married in 1864, and haye now fifteen
living children and one dead. Caroline
has had five children within the past
two years, and the sixth is so young that
should one of the half dozen fall in the
fire, the other five combined could not
get it out. Two or three of the older
children are married and have children.
The First Colord Nurse.
Miss Minnie Hogan, a Colored girl,
hasjust finished the two years course in
the Training School -for Nurses of the
University of Pennsylvania with great
success. Her treatment while at the
training school was of the best. Miss
Hogan was a pupil of the institute for
Colored Youth, and received a letter of
of indorsement from Mrs. Coffin, the
principol, at the time of entering upon
her course of study. The Colored peo
ple of the city take great pride and in
terest in this the first of their race to
graduate from this institution. The
opening of the doors of the different de
partments of the University of Pennsyl
vania has served as a great incentive to
the Colored young men and women, and
each year more are availing themselves
of the advantages offered, and they are
succeeding creditably-in their efforts at
The Ideal Socials.
The dancing school of the Ideal So
cials Dancing Club will re-open Tuesday
evening March 4, at Central Hall corner
of Wabash avenue and 22d street. In
struction in the art of dancing will be
given by a competent teacher. Those
who wish to learn should come early as
the lesson is given first after which come
the regular dances. The course will
continue until May.
How the Wheels Go Round.
The small child, peering for the first
time into the mechanism of a watch,
wonders "what makes the wheels go
round." A great many of us older peo
ple, punling over the political, social,
and religious problems of the day, won
der what are the hidden springs of
action. The geologist has found how
the world was built, and the astronomer
can tell us how the planets move in
their courses, but nether has yet dig
covered what forces keep the univeres
in playin other words, "what makes
the wheels go round." on "The Bur
lington," however, the wheels go round
very fast sometimes. On one occasion,
St. Paul to Chicago, 432 miles, in 11
hourB and 10 minutes. On another, St.
Paul to La Crosse, 131 miles in 125 min
utes. They go round fast because the
rolling stock is best, the roadbed the
smothest, and the employes the most
competent. For lickets and further in
formation, call on local agents, or write
to W.J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass Agent,
C, B. & N. R. St. Paul, Minn.
MULTUM IN PARVO.
News Pertaining to the Colored
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhere.
To unfortunate chronic coughers we
recommend the timely use of Dr, Bull's
Cough Syrup. 25 cents.
Jane Simmons, a mulatto woman, of
And, when one thinks of them,
May he not proudly say-
When others boast of ancestors
Ours came from Af-ri-ca!
$2.00 PER YEAR.
EDWARD LEti, ES^.
Milledgeville, Ga., has followed the
butchering business for twenty yeais.
The Colored bell-boys of the Ponce de
Leon, St. Augustine, publish a paper
called the Black Herald. The paper is
written in pencil, and gives a summary
of the day's doings of the hotel em
ployes. It has a managing editor, a
local editor, a society editor and a sport
ing editor. The paper retails for $1 a
copy among guests of the hotel.
Emma Wiles, a rather good-looking
young Colored woman fr Nicholas
ville, suicided in Danville, Ky Sunday
night by taking morphine. She went
there to see a Colored man with whom
she was very much infatuated, but upon
learning that he would have nothing
more to do with her she concluded to
kill herself. Her body was taken to
Stanley says that during his recent
African expedition he cajne across a
new and interesiing race of blacks, the
Wahoumas, who were absolutely Eurot
pean in type and very intelligent. They
appeared to be descendants of the an
cient Ethiopians, who settled in some
way not known to him in Equatorial
Africa. These people never inter
mingled with the aboriginal races, but
kept their blood intact, considering the
ordinary Negroes beneath them.
THE APPEAL is tue boldest most pro
gressive and most enterprising news
paper of it* class.
Any subscriber of THE APPEAL who
would like to have a specimen copy of
the paper sent to a friend can be accom
modated by sending as on a postal card
the name and address which he
PUBLIC LIBRARY AT MORGAN PARK.
Sketch of Edward H. Lee the
Artist Designer and
A Natural Artist.
Edward Henry Lee was born in New
Bedford, Mass, March 11, 1857. At an
early age his parents moved to Chicago.
His liking for pictures developed at an
age called babyhood. At the age of five
yeais he could make a fair pencil draw
That he is a natuial born artist no one
doubts for a moment. His cheery gen
eious nature and overflowing good
spirits have made him friends by the
His crayon work, entirelv free hand,
rate a No. 1. A faithful likeness, good
clean work, and attention to the
smallest details can always be relied
His piofessianal career dates back to
1S80, at which time he executed very
fine crayon portrait of S D. Kimback, of
Micb. Ave Chicago. Since that time
he has made1
rapid strides in the per-
fection of his talent, and at present he
stands in the foremost lank with other
noted artists of the country.
He is equally good in exc cuting por-
raits in India ink, water color, oil and
pastel, and often wanders from strict
portraiture in reproducing sketches of
Marine and landscape scenery. In
short, his adaptability in anything pea
tainmg to the arts is remarkable.
As a designer he has few equals, hav
ing designed and made cuts for menus,
wedding and business cards, books, pa
pers and sheet music.
He has portrayed for a year or more
on the pictorial staff of the National
Reveille, of Chicago, a paper of promi
nence in military circles, and is now on
pictorial staff of several papers, conspic
ious amongst them, THE APPEAL, the
Home Help-Mate and The Freeman.
His ingenuity has enabled him to dis
cover a process which he has named
Mezzo Type also one called the Crayo
Lithograph. The latter is a substitute
in metal for the old and expensive
method of Stone Lithography.
These are, we Are informed, a success
and bid fair to reward the inventor with
dollars as well as fame.
His name has the distinction of being
the first of the Colored race to-appear on
a picture coming from a printing press.
As genius could not live alone, "Ed."
Lee is the lord and head of as fine a
family as one wishes to see. His wife,
a very agreeable and prepossing lady, is
beloved by all who know her. His_
children, three in number, whose heads
appear on his business card, are very
intelligent and the idols of their parents.
hearts. We canjustly say in accordance
with Ed. Lee's motto around the heads
of the children that he is "A bead Of
Do you borrow THE APPEAL, or, do
you subscribe for and pay for it?