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News Gleanings From the Capitol
City of This Great and
Items of General Interest.
As the Congressional campaign as
sumes definite shape, the average
Washington Colored politician begins to
outline a plan to replete his depleted
purse. The Tariff Reform Club and
Colored Bureau of Information has just
issued a circular, signed by E. M. Dor
sey, president and R. E. Gilchriet, sec
retary urging the Colored voters to di
vide their support among the different
parties. This is especially directed to
those south of the Mason ana Dixon
line. The circular frowns on a National
Election Law and evidently draws its
inspiration from Democratic literature,
and perhaps from mjstenous dollars.
This is the attack on the left wing, the
right wing is formulating its plans, and
the center will be thrown into the break
at the proper time. Lincoln gave home
very good, advice that might be heeded
at this tiule, "Never swap horses when
crossing /stream." We are now in the
middle/f a stream. Politics is deucedly
P/of. Layton's music class gwe a very
^aSfcellent musical soiree at the Metro
/pohtan A. M. E. church, on street
iast Monday evening. Fifteen excellent
numbers were superbly rendered. Miss
Patterson and Mrs. Tyree rendered the
"Venetian Boat Song," most excellently
as did Mrs. Iiene Jones, the latest song
"That is Love." Prof. Davton is chor
ister of the Metropolitan church and has
the hnest choir in the city. It has met
and defeated several choirs the past
season in musical contests.
Mr. Wm. A. Pledger of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Editor of the Atlanta Defiance, is
in the city. He ha8 been appointed to
a nice berth in the Land Office.
Mr. no. S. Durham was in the city
last Saturday. He will sail for his post
of duty within two weeks. Mr. Durham
was tendered a reception during the
past week at Trenton, N. J., by R.
Henri Herbert Esq.
Claia Johnson, a four and half year
old Colored girl has been giving enter
tainments ta the various chuiches in
this city during the past week. She is a
Tory skillful performer on the piano and
has never taken a music lesson, playing
by ear difficult pieces after having heard
them played. She is accompanied by
her parents and is from Ironton, Ohio.
The Lvnchburg Seminary id managing
her concerts in its interest.
The Colored citizens have entered a
protest against alleged brutohty of police
officers in making arrests where Colored
men are the accused. A mass meeting
was held last Thursday night at the
Second Baptist church and a committee
of fifteen was appointed to wait on Con
gress and the District Commissioners to
^ee if better treatment could not be se
cured for Colored miscreants. The
committee will also prosecute a case
against several officers and ask their
removal from the force.
Mr. Grifhn ft. Reed, who is proprietor
of the Forest City Hotel 1609 11th street
N. W., was refused a license some time
ago. Since that time he has been selling
liquors, so alleged, and last Friday was
brought into court and fined $105, The
police are being goaded on to a close
surveillance of all saloons aud question
able houses, and as a result, numerous
arrests have been made. Commissioner
Roberts has inaugurated a war against
clubs and gambling bouses and we may
expect to find this city very soon a place
where a tenderfoot can abide in safety.
Messrs. F. T., J. B., C. M. andH. L.
Hj man have recently opened a very
creditable mammoth 5 and 10 cent store
at 1320 7th street N. W. The store is
well stocked with wire, wooden, glass,
and china goods besides other notions
and novelties. They employ fourteen
clerks all Colored and have the spring
cash and check system in use in the
sale room. The busmees is conducted
in first class style *nd the young gentle
men deserve encouragement. The Hy
inan Bros, are originally from North
Carolina, their father having been a
congressman from that state. Mess.s.
J. B. and F. T., are employed in the
Pension and Post Office departments
respectively, while C. M. Hyman, who
is buyer for the firm, is in business in
New York City. Such enterprises as
this need encouragement by the Colored
We send occasionally a copyofTHB
APPEAL to persons who are not subscrib
ers. If you are not one this is a re
minder to examine it carefully, and
then send in your own name, and hand
the paper to one of your friends with
the same request.
Invitations are out announcing the
wedding of Miss Eslanda Elbert Cardoza
to Mr. John J. Goode Monday morning
June 16, at Fifteenth Street Presbyter
Editor T. Thos. Fortune will have an
opportunity of writing a character
sketch of New York city, since he was
unceremoniously hustled out of Train
or's Cafe in that a city few days ago,
*nd incarcerated for merely asking for
Hon. H. P. Cheatham is in North
Carolina, being called away from the
city by sickness in his family.
If you bet on the wrong horses,
It's no good so bad to feel
Throw aside your sore dejection
Put an "ad" in THE APPEAL.
Recorder Bruce delivered the com
mencement address at Tuskeegee Col
lege in Alabama, on the 29 ult. His
address was a creditable one from all
reports. C. A. J.
The National Educational Association
will meet in St. Paul, July 8th, to 11th,
inclusive. It is expected that a large
number of the Afro-American teachers
of the country will be present. THE AP
PEAL IS desirous of knowing the names
of those who are coming and will deem
it a favor if all such or the friends of
such will send to this office the names
and addresses of teachers or visitors
who will be here at that time. Address:
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St. Paul, Minn.
THE APPEAL Will Present a
Prize to Each of the Most Pop
ular O Colored Preachers.
The People to Decide.
THE APPEAL has heard so much said
about the popularity of this preacher or
that preacher, that it has determined to
have the people decide the question.
And, in order to bring out a full ex
pression it has decided to offer a list of
prizes to be awarded to the ten most
popular preachers in Illinois, Missouri,
Kentucky and Minnesota.
The contest is confined to the four
states in which THE APPEAL has offices
The prizes will be awarded according
to the number of votes cast for each con
LIST OF PRIZES.
1st, Prize, Broadcloth Suit, satin
lined, to order, $100.00
2nd, Prize, Gold-headed Cane, 25.00
3rd, Prize, life-size crayon portrait, 15 00
4th, Prize, Silk Hat, 5.00
5th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 2 years, 4 00
6th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year, 2 00
7th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
8th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
9th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
10th Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
THE APPEAL can not in common fair
ness, advocate the merits of this or that
preacher. Two tnings are of the first
importance in order to hope for success.
The first is to make selection of a
preacher who is possessed of qualities
essential to popularity. Having selected
a candidate the second step is to work
for his success. Let one secure all the
ballots possible and at the same time stir
up interest and activity in others. De
lay in securing ballots are as dangerous
as delays in other mattters. It would
worry one much to learn that his or her
condidate might have been elected by
a slight extra effort. A few votes may
be the difference between the winners
and losers. Hence the importance of
early and persistent activity in securiug
ballots. The plan of determining who
the most popular minister is, is given in
order that all may thoroughly under
i i a
RULES OF VOTING.
Any Colored preacher in the states oi
Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota and Mis
souri, may be voted for. Any person
can vote who complies with *the follow
Get a copy of THE APPEAL, cut out the
ballot you will fine there, write on it
the FULL name of the preacher and
his full address and send it by mail, or
bring it to THE APPEAL office 325 Dear
born street, Chicago.
You can vote for the same preacher
as often as you please. Every time you
get a ballot you can send in a vote.
The only qualification for voting is to
cut out the ballot in THE APPEAL and fill
it out as directed above. But one
preacher can be yoted for on each bal
lot. Ballots containing the name oi
more than one preacher, will be thrown
See that your friends all get THE AF-fessed
PEAL, and if they do not wish to use the
ballot, ask them to save it for you.
Remember that every copy of THE
APPEAL contains one ballot, and that
every ballot means another vote.
Place your ballots in an envelope and
address it as follows:
THE APPEAL, CHICAGO, ILL.
S?Jv "S^^d' :m
SIXTH YEAR. SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MINN.. SATURDAY, JUNE 14,1890.
THE GROUND BROKEN.
Work on the Magnificent N ew
Bethel A. M. E
Cut of the N ew Edifice.
The ground where Bethel's new
church edifice will stand was broken
Sunday with proper ceremony. Long
before the appointed hour, 3 P, M. tne
streets in the vicinity of 30th, and Dear
born were thronged with people who
were eager to see the ceremonies.
Promptly at 3 o'clock the procession of
little folks armed with spades, headed
b^KeT. Geo. W. GWB*M$q$4fctl^
church, and Rev. J. T. Jenifer of Quinn'
Chapel came in sight. They formed a
hollow square on the ground. After
prayer and reading of the scriptures by
Rev. J. T. Jenifer and singing by the
choir the little folks pitched in and
made the dirt fly. It was a'Dollar a
Dig" as e*ch one who used a spade was
expected to contribute at least $1. A
large amount was collected. Rev.
Gaines then gave a description of the
structure which is to be of red pressed
brick with st me trimmings. It will be
fitted up with all modern conveniences
and will cost $30,000. The cutpri nted
in this issue will give an idea of how the
beautiful edifice will appear when com
LIFE SKETCH OF THE PASTOH.
Geo. W. Gaines, Pastor of Bethel Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Church, Chica
go Illinois, was born in Mo., in 1846, was
a slave until he was 16 years of age
when he ran away, and inlisted in the
Union Army. He served over three
years in the service and was honorably
discharged. The first bunday in camp,
a missionary came around with a basket
full of Union Bible readers, Bibbs and
Hymn books, which were given away to
all who would accept them. Mr.'
Gaines received the three books with
gladnness, having from his earliest re
collection had a great thirst for book
learning, and having been denied that
pnviledge while a sla\e. He imployed
a teacher and was was a diligent private
student during his entire three years
service. His love of books and studious
habits made him a good soldier and sin
gled him out to be detailed by his
Colonel to attend a special school with a
view to qualify him for promotion to a
commissioned office. He attended said
school two months when upon competi
tive examination he stood head of a
class of 30 in the common English
branches. He was transfered to head
quarters and appointed to a clerk-ship,
which position he filled with honor to
himself and satisfaction to the govern
ment until he was discharged. He pro
religion in' 1864 and joined the
A. M. E. Church, he was liscened to
preach in 1866, was received into the
Mo., conference 1867, was ordained as
Deacon, 1868, was ordained an Elder in
1871, was married to Miss M. E. Allen,
of Cape Giraideou, Mo., unto them
were born three children a boy and two
girls, the boy died when but one month
old. HiB wife died in 1874, on her death
bed she charged her husband to keep
sacred watch over her two jewels and to
raise tnem in the fear pf God. This
charge the bereaved husband has kept,
the girlB are now h$istian young women
and keep home for their father. He was
married a second time in 1876 to Mies
REA GEORGE W. GAINES.'
Elvira Devine of St. Charles, Mo. His
second wife bore three children two
girls and a boy none of whom lived be
yond one month. His wife died in Al
ton, III., in 1881. Mr. Gaines has
served the following charges, in Mis
souri Cape Girardeau, two years Wash
ington, one year Glasgo, two years St.
Charles, two years Columbia, three
years Springfield two years, Macon City
three years, Hannibal three years, Kan
sas City two years, Omaha Neb., two
years. He was f6r seven consecutive
years elected secretary of the Missouri
conference and was elected to three
general conferences where he took first
rank with the leaders of the Church.
In 1876 he was sent by the general con
ference a fraternal delegate to the Uni
ted Brethern general conference. He
went single and alone and did credit to
his church and race before that refined
educated body of white ministers. He
has taken a prominent part in Republi
can politics in Missouri. Having been a
member of many County Congressonal
and State conventions. He was hon
ored with first place on tha Blair elec
toral ticket of 1884 as elector at large.
He stumped the state for Grant in 1872,
and subsequently in 1876,1880,1884, and
1888, he is highly respected by all par
ties and classes of Miesourians for his
straight forward manliness. He brave
ly combatted prejudice and never made
concession to the race's enemies. He
will be remembered in one Missouri
Town where he was delivering a speech
for Grent when a stone was thrown at
his head breaking two windows and
barelv missing him, he said to a crowd
of rebels and Democrats, "Gentlemen
we are for peace, and fair play, when
you hold your meetings and your
speakers abuse our race, we do not dis
turb you we do not. even attend your
meetings. We are glad to have you at
tend our meetings in order' that you
may learn some eente. Now I warn
you this day that we are solid for Grant
you can't intimidate us, you cannot
work the Mississippi plan in Missouri.
We have nothing but our lives to loose,
you have vour lives and your property
at stake, so I say to you that if you hurt
a hair of a Negro's head during this
campaign, I will turn loose 500 men on
this town with a torch of fire in one
hand and a butcher knife in the other
and we will lay this town in blood and
ashes in twenty-four hours.!!
THE FLOUR CITY.
Minneapolis arid Minneopolitans
and Their Where-abouts
and What abouts.
Furnished RoomPleasant front for
two gentlemen 1109 3d, avenue S.
Be sure to cut out the ballot printed
in this issue, write the name of your fa
vorite preacher on it and send it to THE
APPEAL office 325 Dearborn street, Chi
Sunday was Childrens Day at St.
^PjBlerj8iunday School, an excellent pro
gram was rendered the children and
several addresses were made by the
teachers and other adult members of
St. Anthony Lodge 2877 G. TJ. O. of O.
F. has removed from 110 Washington
avenue S. to Laber Temple hall cor. 4th,
street and 8th, avenue S. where they
will meet every Wednesday evening.
Visitors cordially invited to attend.
The Silver Reapers met at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Marshall Friday
evening of last week. The time was
largely spent in adopting the Constitu
tution and By-Laws, and partaking of
the rich delicacies which adorned the
Again have the rights of the Colored
people of this city received an unjust
rebuke from the hands of an insolent
restauratuer. One day last week two
respectable ladies entered the restaurant
known as "The Senate" at 105 Nicollet
avenue and took seats at a convenient
table. They waited for fully half an
hour before anyone appeared to notice
them. Finally they called the attention
of the waiter to the fact that they came
there for something to eat and would
like to be served, but was told that he
had no time to wait on them. They
then went to the proprietor to demand
the reason why they were thus treated
but from him they received no satisfac
tion beyond the most haughty and in
sulting replies. They were told to take
their money elsewhere, that he had no
use for it. "The Senate" is far from
being a "first class" place. In fact it
is among the lowest restaurants in the
city, itB customers are principally of the
roughest element in the city, and its ser
vice is such as no one of state would go
there a second time. The ladies were
strangers and entered the place ignorant
of its kind and character.
The leading social event of the week
was the marriage of Miss Mamie E.
Coleman and Mr. W. G. Nelson. The
ceremony took place at 8:30 p. M. Wed
nesday evening atPt. Peter Church.
The reception was held at the residence
of the ondee brother, R. J. Coleman,
332 FranklinWenue. The bride was at
tired in cream ottoman silk with kid
and wax wreath of orange blossoms tulle
veil, point apt lique lace, hand painted
fan. hand boqaet of Marchal Neil roses.
The head and foot gear was the girt of
her sister-in-law Mrs. Coleman, the fan
a gift of Miss M. Hill of Chicago. The
groom wore the eonventional black, as
did the best men and ushers. Messrs.
C. C. Carter,* E. A. Mitchell, S. Saunders
and M. E. Singleton Miss Martie Grey,
acted as first brides maid and wore
cream and oak shaded dress, lace, natur
al flowers. The best man was Lawyer
W. R. Morris. Miss Mattie Lucas acted
as second brides maid and ware pink*
with cream laces and natural flowers,
and wa attended by Mr. R. B. Grey
Rev. J. W. Duujee of Bethe-da Baptist
Church performed the ceremony, and
Miss Mamie Hall presided at the organ.
Immediately after the ceremony ali the
guests drove to the residence of the
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THE FALLS CITY.
Louisville LaconicsA Record of
the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of
Do you borrow THE APPEAL,
you subscribe for and pay for it?
THE APPEAL IS tne bo1
est most pro
gressive and most enterprising news
paper of its class.
The entertainment given at Masonic
Temple, Monday night for the benefit of
Quinn Chapel prved to be a great suc
The school picnic Saturday atWilder's
Park was greatly enjoyed by the little
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 608
West Green street.
Be sure to cut out the ballot printed
in this issue, write the name of your fa
vorite preacher on it and send it to THE
APPEAL office 325 Dearborn street, Chi
THINGS TALKED ABOUT.
"Jack the ripper."
Time, place and date.
Red hot and still a heating.
Who has lied, Mr. "Koah or Bill.
Prof. W. T. Peyton and Miss Lucy
Du Valle were on the sick list last
If he will have any more ladies to
recommend tp some school next year.
The honest citizens seem to be
worked up to a very high degree over
the current reports.
Through the instrumentality of his
"lip," the gender of the principal of
one of our schools is as much doubted
as one of our female teachers.
A modern Samson who is accused of
saying that "he would pull the blanket
off of a young lady," finds but a little
"comfort" in picking up the weekly
Said a passenger on the boat excur
sion the other day, "I suppose that ax
and hatchet that are hanging up there,
are to attack flying rumors we may
meet on our way going down to our
"How came you to fail in your ex
amination?" asked the family tutor
"I thought I crammed you thoroughlv."
"The fact was you crammed me so
tight I couldn't get it out."
Rather a wide reputationA man in
speaking of the reputation of the prin
pal of the much talked about school
said. "He has got a reputation that a
certain painter might dwell upon."
Mr. J. B. Atkinson, an ex-member of
the School Board is said to be the
Some married ladies, members of a
local symphony club, met and passed
the following resolution in reference to
a certain professor who has been circu
lating among them: Whereas, "That it
might please our Divine Providence
that that hideous incubus shall visit us
again," be it resolved: "That he be
compelled to stop turning, give up his
organ, and use his fingers hereafter."
A young lady school teacher shot at
"Shot at" is an old saying the boys
used to have when they were gar
nisheed. One of our lady school teach
ers was shot at last pay day by a dry
goods merchant. His butler had called
many times to collect the account, and
because he gave her fits about her de-
merchant concluded that he would
have to make her pay it
remarks about the "United Brothers of
Friendship," that Mr. Sanders said.
Mr. Sanders is well known in the
city,and is an honest and rep
utable citizen a man who be
lieves in the right at all times
all shapes and forms. We regret to
see an honest and truthful man re
voked publicly behind his back, as was
Mr. Saunders at the picnic of the
"Knights of Friendship" the 4th inst.
The Express speaks of the occasion
when Prof. W. T. Peyton M. D. N. G.
M. delivered his address to the order
and said: "valiant Knights, U. B. F
and S. M. T., the report published in
$2.00 PER YEAR.
linquency, she got very angry, and the membered distinctly circumstances of
that'war. Friends who know her his
tory estimate her age at one hundred
The whole town is discussing as to and thirty years. She lived alone car-
what Mr. Manoah Sanders will say now
for herself with the aid of neighbors
as Dr. WT. Peyton has made an
open denial, that he did not make the i, i
ouIr orde wac madn of low an un
educated people is untrue. The Secre
tary of Esther Temple need not give
herself any more trouble in advertis
ing the lie. The school board and
good citizens of Louisville decided the
slanderous business untrue/*
AII ma/l *ivp *\-f 1A n*^d bor
MULTUM IN PARVO.
News Pertaining to the Colore*
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhere.
Capt. Kennedy, Tenth U.S. Cavalry
with sixty-two Colored troops has gone
to the frontier.
brides brother where congratulations Brooklyn, is said to possess one of the
were offered and'all partook of an ele
gant collation which loaded the tables of city.
the spacious dining room. After a feast
of delicacies and a flow of happy ^on-
a Colored bootblack of
most remarkable bass voices ir* the
Miss Lizzie Jones was the only Col
ored member of the class which gradua
ted recently at the Newcastle, Pa., High
An African craze prevails in Germany.
The foreign office is flooded applications
largely from army officers but including
all sorts of people, asking for govern
ment emyloyment in Africa
Mrs. Elizabeth White of Rich Valley,
was recentlv declared insane. She
labors under the hallucination that she
is perpetually engaged in a hand-to
hand encounter with the devil.
Pineapple juice is the latest discov
ered domestic remedy for diphtheria,
it is said to be used with great and un
failing success by the Colored people of
Louisiana and other parts of the South.
James Wormley, the Colored man
who first kept the little inn in Washing
ton that has since become famous as a
hotel, was a hackman who afterward
made a modest fortune from a little
"Women, white or black," said Mr.
Stanley recentlv, "I regard as far aboye
us. They are more humble, they are
more prompt with sympathy, they are
more tamable to new ideas, than we of
the opposite sex."
A young Colored girl of Hiawatha,
Kan., who is very ill, and who does not
expect to recover, had herself carried to
the African Methodist church of which
she is a member, and, after the services,
called all her friends around her and
asked them to meet her in heaven.
Farming operations in the vicinity of
Egypt, Miss., are greatly retarded by
crayfish, which barrow in the fields and
keep the surfacebroken and wet. They
bore underground to the depth of two
or three feet, so that the hogs cannot
get at them, else they would not live to
do any damage.
A novel method of plowing was that*
recently adopted by a Colored man in
North Carolina. His steer refused to
work when hitched to a plow, and
thereupon he hitched it to a cart and
fastened the plow behind the cart. He
proceeded to plow with the steer with
out any further trouble.
Charles Or. Barnard, fifty-six years old
and a leading business man it Lansing,
Mich., was married to Mrs. Lizzie Jack
son, Colored. Barnard has a respec
ted wife and a large family, but the"
Jackson woman was made to believe
that Mrs. Barnard was Barnard's sister.
Barnard will be prosecuted for bigamy.
Nova Scotia has just afforded an ex
traordina.y exhibition of color-line pre
judice. When the Fisk Jubilee Singers
appeared in Halifax recently they were
guests at a leading hotel. They went to
Bridgewater, the second largest town in
Lunenburg County, and were there re
fused accommodations at any hotel or
private house, and had to drive twelve
miles to Lunenburg to obtain supper
Exclusively in the interests of "the
Negro," there are, as shown by the
American Newspaper Directory, fifty
four newspapers published. None of
these is credited with as much as five
thousand circulation, and but two are
said to have more than four thousane,
and one of the two,THK APPEAL, is in
Chicago. Alabama, Florida and South
Carolina have one, while Illinois has
According to a Virginia paper the
oldest person in that state, if not in the
nation, is Sarah Gaddess, a Colored
woman, Oreide Taylor County. She
was a slave in an old Virginia family
when the revolution began, and re-
remarks about the "Unite Brother of communit contributing to her
Henry Tanner, a prominent Colored
citizen of Oxford, O. has been suspected
by his wife of meeting another woman
of the villiage, Monday morning armed
who boldly upholds virtue in with'a butcher-knife, she started out to
do up her rival. She was overpowered
and the knife taken away from her,
when she returned home. That after
noon the Marshal had occasion to visit
that part of town, and Mrs. Tanner,
seeing him approaching her residaden,
supposed he was coming to arrest her,
whereupon she ran out and threw her
self headlong in the well. The Marshal
Chicago paper about me saying that ran to her, and with assistance of neigh-
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EdenT^ Cold indeed, must be the heart,
and unskillful the pen, which could
not at this time, present something to cut the ballot out of their papers and,
save them for you/S^ir^llilH ^^a*^.!
4. succeeded i*n extricating her from.
her perilous position.
Vote for Your Preacher.
Cut the ballot out of THE APPEAL and
votee for thSeu minister who preaches to
y- win a
suit of broadcloth. Get all your friends
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