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LEADS ALL IN UCAU5 ALL IN
The World's Fair City as Viewed by
The Appeal Man.
A Compilation of a Number of Happen
ings among the Afro-Americans
of theSecond City of this
Go to IT. B. F. picnic Monday.
Three picnics left town Monday.
Mr. E. Hickman is on a vacation.
Miss Lulu Carpenter of Louisville is in
wwww Mr. Thos. Vaughn was on the- sick-list
Eat at the Royal Palm Restaurant,
Mr. Ed. Long has gone West to spend
Mr. Cyrus St. Clair of Frankfort Ky.,
is in the city.
D. E. Lewis, of Omaha, is in the city
Ice cream and water ices at TheTivoli
2828 State Street.
Something new Turkish baths for 50
cents at 462 State.
Read our grand preacher pnze offer
in another column.
Monday July 21st, is the day of the
Great times at the U. B. F. picnic next
Monday. Be sure to attend it.
Little Anna Rooney Company serena
ded Mrs. Addison Davis the 5th.
Miss Fannie Searles is visiting Mrs.
Anthony at 508 W. Madison street.
Independent Club's picnic at Island
Park, Moment e. Monday July 21.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Gilbert leaves this
week for a few days visit to St. Paul
The Colored militia had quite a blow
out Monday evening at thiir armory.
Be sure to go to the Independent's
picnic at Momence, Monday July 21.
Vote for the most popular preacher.
See particulars and ballot in other col
Keep your eye on the date of July the
14th, the U. B. F. picnic at Willow
Mrs. John Phelps who has deen very
ill for the past six weeks is slowly re
Mrs. Clinton McClarty has just re
turned after a week absence in the
Miss N. Nero of Kansas City, Mo is
the guest of Mrs. Bartlett McGhee 2646
Mr. David Stewart one of Louisville
finest is in the Windy City the guest of
Mr. A. Malone.
The best place to get meals is at the
Royal Palm Restaurant, J. E. Owens
proprietor, 2814 State.
Suppers and refreshments served for
parties and entertainments from The
Tivoh, 2828 State street.
Miss Mary R. H. Fitzbutler of Louis
ville is visiting her aunt Mrs. Jas. Lewis
2948 State street, 2nd, flat.
Miss Pudine Carter leaves the latter
part of this week for a few davsat Old
Point Comfort for her health.
Mrs. W. A. Brookens and baby Ag
new, and Miss Jennie Boone, left Mon
day foJ Loretta, Ky., to spend the sum
Mrs. Essie Frye Cooke of Indianapo
lis, Ind., is the guest of Mrs. Dirst, 2948
State street, top floor, enroute for Oma
Miss Essie Cook of Indianapolis is vis
iting in the city, the guest of Miss Char
lotte Robinson, 2809 Butterfield street,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones of 548
Morris street entertained Miss L. Gray,
and daughter Miss Laura Thomas at t*
July the 5th.
Mr and Mrs. Wm.H.M Bond of 54
Boston avenue will leave the city July
10th, for Baltimore, Md., to visit friends
Mr. Richard Berry who has been sick
for the past six months left Thursday
the 10th, with his sister, Mrs L. Mor
gan tor Xenia Ohio.
We are pleased to notice the splendid
appearance of The Little Buckeye Res
taurant. Chas. F. Thomas, proprietor.
A meal tnere satisfies you.
Be sure to cut out the ballot printed
in this issue, write the name of your fa
vorite pieacher on it and send it to Tm
APPEAL office 325 Dearborn street, Chi
Mrs. S. Pendergrast has removed her
dressmaking establishment from 359
Dearborn street to 320 Clark Street
where she will be pleased to see her
The Little Fair, 2903 Butterfield street
Chicago. Notions, confectionery, cigars,
tobacco and household furnishings.
Puces lowest in the city. Roan &
John E. Ford, F. A. Turner, Miss
Henrietta Overstreeet, Mrs. Knuckles,
Miss Stella Johnson left Thursday even
ing for Bloomington to attend the Wood
River Baptist Sunday School conven
A basket picnic was given by the fol
lowing ladies July 4th at Lineoln Park
Misses Ella Robinson, Ada Gaines, Lil
lian Ash, Mary Boyle, Anna Boyle,
Julia Davis, Shaw, Segernia Woodson,
Geo.. W. Snell, Wm Dyson Wm. Black
W. Payne, Wm. Aikers, Jesse Holmes,
A. Walker, Wm. Sayles, Mr. Johnson.
?%$ ffea. .S.-&8
We have delivered to the following
persons, a $38 Gold Hunting Case
Watch, stem wind and set, guaranteed
bj' the manufactor for 20 years, the ac
tual cost to them is set opposite each
Geo. W. Atkins 51 N Campbell av. $4.
John J. PurtelUOOl Ashland av. $4 00
J. J. Johnson 183 Monroe St. 2d watch.
If you desire to save money we invite
you to thoroughly investigate our
method. Send us vour address and our
representative will call. North Ameri
can Watch and Jewelry Co., Wicks &
Brodie, Gen. Agts, Room 35, Times
Building Chicago, 111.
The Great Popular Preachers Contest
Goes Merrily on
This Week Rev Jordan Chavis of Quincy,
Heads the ProcessionAre you
Working Hard for Your
Pastor? Who'll Win?
Cutting out Ballots in the contest for
the prizes offered bv IHE APPEAL to the
ten most popular ministers in the states
of Illinois, Minnesota, Kentucky and
Missouri, grows apace.
The friends of the ministers have be
gun to work in earnest. There is rea
son to believe that some will hold back
votes. There is no reason for and
nothing can be gained by this course.
This contest is a perfectly fair one and
v*ill be to the end.
Request is made that those sending in
any number of votes will please write
plainly upon the outside of the envelope
the numbei of votes sent. They will
also be careful to cut out the ballot, no
more and no less, trimming it neatly to
the line. They will likewise avoid roll
ing them. Observance of these three
simple injunctions will greatly abridge
the labors at this office.
The interest in the result in some quar
ters is extraordinary. Many of the
friends of the preachers are greatly con
cerned as though it meant a suit of
clothes or a cane or a portrait for them
personally. They employ all their elo
quen to persuade friends that their
own particular candidate is the best and
most deserving of popular support.
The name of the candidates appear in
the order of their standing. The first
in the list has received the largest num
ber of votes, the second the next largest,
and so on throughout the entire list, the
one at the bottom having received the
least number. If your candidate is well
down on the list it indicates that it will
be necessaiy for your friends to bestir
yourselves on his behalf if you would
have him win.
Rev. Jordan Chavis, Quincy, 111.
Rev. Releves Knight, Chicago.
Rev. J. F. Thomas, Chicago.
Rev. J. T, Jenifer, Chicago.
Rev. J. W. Dunjee, Minneapolis.
Rev. M. L. Haygood, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. D. D. Anderson, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. J. M. Henderson, St. Paul.
Rev. W. J. Simmons, Louisviile, Ky.
Rev. R. H. Cole, St. Louis, Mo.
Rev. John Frank, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. L. M. Fenwick, Batavia, 111.
Rev. H. H. White, Henderson, Ky,
Rev. T. W. Henderson, Springfield, 111.
Rev. Thos. L. Johnson, Chicago.
Rev. H. W. Tate, Flemingsburg, Ky.
Rev. W. G. F. Reed, Chicago.
Rev. Father Tolton, Chicago.
Rev. C. H. Parrish, Louisville.
Rev. Eugene Evans, Frankfort, Ky.
Rev. D. A. Gaddie, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. S. P. Anderson, St. Louis, Mo.
Rev. L. C. Sheafe, bt. Paul, Minn.
Rev. J. E. Thompson, Chicago.
Rev. M. H. Jackson, Chicago.
v. Wm. Jamison, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. Win. A. Burch, Chicago.
Rev. S Taloi Evanston, 111.
Rev. B. Hillman, Springfield, 111.
Rev. R. De Baptist, Galesburg, 111.
Rev. Wm. Hargrave, Louisville, Ky.
Rev. J. A. Barton. Bloomington, 111.
Rev. E H. Lee, Braid wood, III.
Rey. E H, Curry, Louisville, Kv.
Rev. C. H. Clark Owensboro, Ky.
Rev. J. M. Washington, Chicago.
Rev. Geo. W. Dupee, Paducah Ky.
Rev. L. H. Rejiiolds, Chicago.
Rev. O. Durrett Princeton, Kv.
Rev. G. W. Darden, Montgomery Ky.
Rev. R. L. King, Cynthiana, Ky
Rev. Scott B. Jonea, Duluth, Minn.
Will Thompson's age?
Why Harry Duncan does'nt retire?
Who is the most popular preacher?
Who is the prettiest girl in the city?
Why doctors like the ladies so well?
Where Charlie Davis got that light
Why Will Cowan goes to St. Louis so
When Timothy will call and settle that
Who pays the freight out on Butter
Why John Q. Grant did not get hi
What becomes of the money taken in
at the picnics?
Why Bryan became a silent partner in
the new saloon?
What Franz Amberg will do if elected
Why some of good Christian brothers
don't keen oft of fourth avenne?
Why some persons with screech owl
voices attempt to sing in the choir?
Why Tom Scroggins attempts to talk
you to death when you get in hie barber
Why some people's religion is like
their clotheseasy to put off o^t change?
I I TKFT
The Doings of a Week in the Metrop
olis of the North Star State.
The Saintly City and Saintly City Folks.
Items of Social, Religious and Gen
eral Matters Among the
Mrs. Jennie Williams, of Chicago, is a
guest oi Mrs. J. K. Hilyard.
Mrs.. Ida Smith, of Chicago, is a guest
of Mrs. C. B. Henderson, 639 Canada.
Mr. G. Washington Reynolds, of Min
neapolis, spent Sunday in the Saintly
Miss Cora Jackson has returned from
Washington, D. C. to spend the vacation
No other lodge in the city has an em
belematic carpet. Go and see the one
Mars Lodge has.
Mrs. J. T. Jenifer, accompanied by
her son and daughter, are guests of her
sister Mrs. J. C. Berry.
Prof. J. Maddox, principal of Union
Academy, Gainesville, Fla., is a guest of
Mrs. W. Liggins, 305 Martin.
If you are hunting fun you can get it
by going to the ball at G. A. R. Hall
Thursday evening July 24th.
The Eclipse Social Club will give a
grand ball at G. A. R. Hall, July 24th.
Further particulars next week.
Mr. Charles Crane, of Chicago, a
brotner of Mrs. F. L, McGhee was in
the city Monday visiting his sister.
Miss M. M. Burnett, and Mrs. Judge
R. B. Thomas, of Little Rock, Ark., are
guests of Mrs. J. A. Thomas, 165 Dale.
Prof J. C. Price, of Salisbury, N. C.
Mrs. I. Hill, and daughter Miss Rosa of
Chicago are the guests of Mrs. T. H.
Mies Ida B. Wells, of Memphis,
Tenn., editor of the "Free Speech" is a
guest of Mrs. James Banister, 344
Mars Lodge G. U. O. O. F. wishes to
announce to the public that it will fol
low the usual custom and give a grand
picnic August 1st.
Mrs. Sophia Lindsay, of Peoria, is in
the citv visiting her daughter and son
in-law Mr. and Mrs. W, H. Davis, No.
531 Aurora street.
Prof. J. C. Corbin, principal of Branch
Normal School, of Pine Bluff, Arb., ac
companied by his son William are guests
of Mrs. J" C. Berry.
Mrs. L. S. Morris, of Louisville, Kv.,
mother of Mrs. T. R. C. Taylor, is visit
ing her daughter, 989 Churchill, also
Miss Florence Gibson.
Misses Willey Nichols, Essie Tucker,
Mickie Cook, and Prof. G. W. Cook of
Washington, D. C, are guests of Mis. J.
H. Jackson 312 Carrol.
Mesdames Viola Sykes, Andrew Jack
son, S. H. Sumner Misses Annie Rid
ley, and J. Frankie Seay are guests of
Mrs. T. H. Griswold, No. 28 E. 6th.
All the ladies will be there at the
grand ball given by the Eclipse Social
Club at G. A. R. Hall 350 E. Seventh
street Thursday evening, July 24th.
Mrs. William Austin and Mrs. T. R.
Hickman are contesting for the prize to
be given to the ladv who sells the most
tickets for the Odd Fellows entextain
ment Tuesday July 15.
Mrs. C. Martin. Kansas Citv Mrs. W.
Block, Hoard, Mich, Miss Eva Day,
Red Jacket, Mich., and Miss Bertie
Williams, Marquette, Mich., are guests
of Mrs. D. Mason, 574 Fuller.
Mrs. J. K. Hilyaid, Jr has been in
the city the past week the guest for the
first half of the week of her sister Mrs.
R. C. Howard and the latter half of the
week the guest of Mrs. J. K. Hilyard, Sr,
The best talent of Chicago, Minneap
olis and St. Paul, will furnish the musi
cal and literary progiam for the grand
opemne of Mars Lodge new hall Tues
day July 15. Seiberts orchestra will fur
nish the music.
Mt. Zion Mission W. St. Paul on Sun
day 13th, Rev. R. Knight will conduct
the services at 11 o'clock A. M. This
will be the last quarterly meeting for
this conference year. All are welcome
and it is hoped that a great many will
The new Lodge Hall which Mars
Lodge G. U. O. of 0. F. hasjust fitted up
at the S. E. corner of Third and Cedar is
light and well ventilated and is one of
the^nicest halls in the city. The grand
opening takes place Tuesday evening
July 15, with an excellent entertain
During the month of June, according
to the report of the health officer just
issued, there were 276 births, 128 deaths
and 129 marriages, The death rate was
8 53. There was 63 cases of contagious
diseases reported, of which 13 died.
There were 40 cases of scarlet fever. 11
of diphtheria and 2 of membraneous
St. George's Picnic.
St. George' Commandery, No. 4, K.
T. will hold their eleventh annual en
campment and family picnic Tuesday,
29tb, at the far famed Island Park.
This park is one of the garden spots.of
the world and needs only to be men
tioned to the citizens of Chicago to be
known as a beautified place. Nature,
without tbe touch of human hands has
so beautified these gronnds that the
place has been justly called, "The Gar
den of the Gods." Two trains will leave
the Grand Trumk depot corner of Polk
and Dearborn streets, the first not later
than 9:15 A. H. thos affording those ac-
SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATUKDAY, JULY 12,1890.
companied with children* at least two
hours longer ia the park tban those
coming on a later train. The entire
force of the Commandery has been or
dered on duty and will see that their
guests will not be confronted at every
step by disreputable characters of eith
er sex. We hope tc| reach every lady
and gentleman, every family with our
invitations and should we fail we hope
our many friends will consider them
selves invited by THE APPEAL notice,
Fare for round trip, $1.00 children 50
cents. Sir Thos. H. Smith, Gen. Ticket
agent, Sir Thos. T. Dyson, Train mas
Second Annual Contention in Session
Forty-eight Delegates' Present, Repre
senting 900,000 Colored Catholics
in Thirteen StatesOther
Queen City News.
The second annual Convention of the
Colored Catholics of America began at
St. Peters Cathedral Tuesday morning.
It was intended that Father Augustus
Tolton the only Colored catholic priest
should celebrate the solemn high mass
previous to the opening of the conven
tion, but he failed to arrive. The cere
mony was therefore performed by Rev.
Mr. Griffin, of Pittsbmg, Pa. The dea
cons were Rev. J. White, of Louisville,
Ky., and Rev. H. Eumelin#, of Leaven
worth, Kan. The sermon was de
livered by Rev. John A. Mackey.
Brother Alberta benedectine monk, al
so Colored, was in attendance, coming
from St. Vincent's Abbey, in Pennsyl
vania. Forty-eight delegates, iepre
senting 200,000 catholics in the thirteen
states, were in attendance at the mass
and took part in the celebration. The
choir and acolytes were members of
Colored catholic churches in this city.
Daniel A. Rudd, of this city, was choBen
as temporary chairman, and C. H. But
ler, of Washington, secretary. The fol
lowing committees were appointed:
Credentials WillisH. Smith, Wash
ington Rev. John A. Mackey, Cincinna
ti A. J. Bell, Louisville Washington
Parker, New York, and S. S. Gaines, of
Boston. On permanent organization
Robert Wood, New York S.E. Hardy,
St. Paul J. G. KelJy,Baltimore Lincoln
Valle, St. Louis John Maxwell, Philadel
phia, C. A. Hubbard, Cincinnati Rev.
John White, LouisyUJe^ L. Jones,
Rev. H, Eumelin, D. S. Mahoney, Pitts
burg S. S. Gaines, Boston L. B.
Clamorgan, St. Louis, S. Douglass, Day
ton, Ohio. The following permanent
organization of executive committee for
the ensuing year was announced: Pres
ident, Washington!8Parker, New York
vice presidents, D. L. McCloud, St.
Louis C. H. Butler Washington J. E.
Talbert, S. S. Gaines, H. L. Jones
treasurer, Dr. W. S. Loftin recording
secretary, D. S. Mahoney assistant,
John R. Rudd corresponding secretary,
Thomas W. Short sergeant-at-arms, S.
Mrs. Anna Kelly will leave soon on a
visit to St. Louis.
Miss Georgia Picquette has been
quite sick for two weeks
The annual picnic of Union Baptist
Sunday School took place July 9th, at
Miss Edith Mordecai will be the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Harlan on Harrison
street this week.
Extensive preparations are being
made to entertain delegates to the Cath
olic Conference which meets here this
It is sad when a young man brings
sorrow to his home as did Al Taylor
last week when he dangerously cut a
Miss Mary McLeod of St. Louis is ex
pected in the city this week to spend
the summer with her uncle's family on
Hopkins street. She will come with a
party from St. Louis.
Tbe rumor that has been in circula
tion this week that a Colored man who
had a part assigned him at Harvard
College had difficulty in borrowing a
gown to wear on the occasion, is not
credited by many of our citizens here.
Harvard should blush to hear even such
But One Night Chicago to Denver.
"The Burlington's Number One" daily
vestibule express leaves Chicago at 1:00
p. M. and arrives at Denver at 6:30 P. M*
the next day. Quicker time than by
any other route. Direct connection with
this train from Peoria. Additional ex
press train, making as quick time as
those of any other road, from Chicago,
St. Louis and Peoria to St. Paul, Minne
apolis, Council Bluffs, Omaha, Chey
enne, Denver, Atchison, Kansas City,
Houston and all points West, Northwest
Bethel Sundaj School Picnic,
Bethel A. M. E. Sunday school (form
erly St. Paul) will give their annual pic
nic at Elliott's Park Tuesday July 22d.
It goes without saying that the Bethel
St. Paul picnic it the finest and most en
joyable picnic given. The liberalty of
the school challenges admiration. 300
free tickets are being distributed among
)he members of the school and old de
pendent members of the church.
Everybody is cordially invited to attend.
Tickets for the public 50. %3f ,ti
A Colored man at Albany, Ga., has
served no less than twenty-one terms in
ail for fighting. 4 &&&*$**"
The City of Magnificent Distances
With the Light Turned On.
Our Capitol City With its Multitude ol
Important Matters Culled for our
Intelligent ReadersC. A. JF's
Budget of News.
After an acrimonious debate the Elec
tion bill passed the House. It will be
taken up in the Senate very soon, per- H. Lober,
haps this week. Senator Spooner of
Wisconsin proposes to see it through.
It is a question now in the minds of
many as to whether the Constitution of
the United States is broad enough for
the people since every bill introduced is
vigorously fought on the ground of un
constitutionality. If the election bill
becomes a law Hon. John R. Lynch of
Mississippi, now Fourth Auditor of the
Treasury will be in the next House.
Indications are thatHons. J. M. Langs
on, Miller and Cheatham will be re
turned from their respective districts.
Langston has the unanimous support of
both white and Colored of his district.
Cheatham has a little opposition from
some disappointed officeseeker but such
things blow over quickly. Miller did
not have the support of Small in his dis
trict in 1888, but matters have been ad
justed and things are running smoothly.
It is about time that a Colored man is
sent to Congress from some Northern
The next thing we may expect to hear
from some Colored journal is that Hon.
H. P. Cheatham is opposed to the race
because he did not reply to the speech
of Ewartsof North Carolina against the
election bill. Mr. Cheatham acted
wisely in remaining silent Had he
spoken, tbe bill would have been an
tagonized more than it was. It started
in as a fight between whites and so
ended. If their are any plums to De
had when the final scramble is over let
the Colored man get his fruits of some
other people's labors. That is the way
the faded faces do.
To be in the lead all around T.
Thomas Fortune of the Age proposes
that Gresham and Depew be the Re
publican standard bearers in '92. No,
give us Ingalls and Cullom. Party is
not the main consideration with us for
'92, it is tbe Man.
I counted 28 Colored men on the
chain gang of this city. Quite a repre
A very pleasant evening lawn fete was
given in the spacious grounds immedi
ate}v about the residence of Hon. M. M.
Holland on University Hill on Monday
The Presbyterian church trustees give
an excursion to Colhngswood beach on
the 2d inst. A good time was had by
all and it was a quiet orderly affair.
The National City Guards ran an ex
cursion to Harper's Ferry on tbe 4th
inst. About 1,200 people enjoyed it
Somewbeie in Ohio a little paper
called the Gazette appears. Its editor
uses his shears more than his penci1
and forgets to give credit to the paper
he so maliciously mutilates unless it be
edited by a white man, and then he
never fails. In the issue of July 5th
which some person mislaid accident
ally or cast away for spite and I picked
up through pity I found three such clip
pings the column "Of Race Interest."
On the editorial page I also find one
half column devoted to "the young man
who writes the Washington letter" for
THE APPEAL. (Sorry Mr. Smith my
name is Chas. A. Johnson.) In a very
violent manner, he intimates that I had
"seen" the Recorder Bruce and changed
my tone and manner of talking since the
issue of THE APPEAL une 7. (Wise men
change their minds, fools never) 'To
see a man" in Ohio must be synonymous
with being a New York Alderman. He
makes a clipping of a short squib. I
wrote concerning Mr.,Bruce and injects
full of italics. Yes what I said then
was right. Mr. Smith in view of the
one charge your amiable "Bruce Grit"
had brought against Mr. Bruce. It did
not bind me to believe every thing said
thereafter. Mr. Bruce does pay to Col
ored employees $2,400 a year more than
his predecessor. That is tbe way to
love your race. Increase the amount of
money its members receive. Yes Mr.
Bruce did reduce Mr. Johnson's wages
and he admits it. He appointed a white
man as deputy. He has never denied
anything that has been truthfully said.
To an editor who has jum ping-jacks and
wooden men that write hiB private
letters. I must say he can not afford to
discuss the morality and virtue of Ana
nias. Don't touch the word Ananias!
Steer clear of it ''Bruce Grit." Mr.
Smith come off the perch. Your feathers
are too short toflyBO high. You have
urged your tight against Recorder Bruce
until it has become a persecution and it
only shows you to be a "dog in the
manger." If you don't keep still you'll
tell all the people you wear a cap and
bells and aspire to be a king's jester
(spelled f,) beg pardon my pencil is
tricky. C. A. JOHNSON.
Any one knowing the whereabouts of
one Ellis Dennis Kemp formerly of At
lanta, Ga., and when last heard of was in
Cincinnati will confer a great favor by
informing his sister Mrs. Elizabeth Pet
tiford, 111 S Lincoln street, Chicago, 111.
U. B. F. Picnic.
Morning Star Lodge No. 14, United
Brothers of Friendship, will give their
first annual picnic at Willow Springs
Grove, Monday July 14. The lodge will
be asssisted by Mt. Hope and Golden
Gate Temples, S. M. T. Trains will leave
Polk street depot over the Santa Fe rail
road at 9:30 A. M. Nevan's orchestra in
attendance all day. COMMITTEE.
R. M. Hancock,
W. M. Coleman,
J. C. Pluramer,
W. H. Payne,
E. H. Lee, Chas. Wyckliffe,
J. C. Williams, Chairman.
H. P. Symmes, Secretary.
Facts and Fancies Found in the Beauti
nil Falls City.
A. Record of theHappenings Among the
Colored Residents of the Metrop
olis of KentuckyLouisville
Mr. Alfred Webb of Chicago, was iD
the city last week visiting his mother.
Mr. Prebton Shirley of Danville, Ky.,
was in the city last week.
Mrs. J. R. Riley and son of Indian
apolis, Ind., are in the city visiting
Mr. Geo. W. Caldwell of Keokuk, la.,
was in the citiy attending the Cox-Cald
well wedding and left Tuesday for
The Once Again Club gave its annual
picnic the first of July out at the farm
of Miss Rachael Davis' grandmother.
Quite a large and select crowd spent the
day in a good old-fashioned way.
The wedding of Mr. J. R. Cox and
Miss F. G. Caldwell of last week, was
quite a brilliant affair among our circles.
The bride and groom were ushered into
the arena of nuptial happiness to share
its congeniality alike. They received
many valuable presents from their
The picnic of the Sunday school oi
Jackson M. E. Church took place at
Fern Grove. The Orphans were treated
to a fine dinner. Dr. M. L. Haygood
and Mro. Haygood assisted the matroD
with tbe dinner. Every one who lent a
helping hand in protecting thete deai
orphans will be blessed by God.
The school board met last Monday
and had another memoriable farce.
That there was a necessity for a general
transference for the repression of public
sentiment in regard to the Western
School was evident alike to its friends
and enemies. The friends of the public
element demanded an honest investiga
tion, because it was necessary for the
suppression of the many kinds of scan
dalous reports and charges that have
been prevalent of late. They seem to
have looked upon the matter on a
broader scale for the protection of the
Honorable School Board, to leave the
Impression that they would not shield
such immoral charges by their indiffer
ence. While the result of tbe appoint
ments may suit those who had, had,
some fiar of not being re-appointed,
we think if they could not refuse theii
support unless the accused should
change his present political views they
should have given him his same corps
The teachers elected to fill the posi
tion in the schools are:
Central SchoolJ. M. Maxwell,' Prin
cipal professors, C. W. Houser and "3. E.
Simpson intermediate department:
First class, V. M. Burks and G. G.
Moor second class, L. D. Brown, M.
V. Webster and Gertrude Cox. Primary
department: Third class, M. S. Sprad
ling, M. S. Brown and M. B. Bowen.
Main Street schoolPrincipal, S. B.
Taylor. Third class assistants: Lizzie
S. Morris, Rebecca Q. Smith and Lemora
F. Gibson fourth claBS. Florence S. Gib
son, Josephine Van Dyke and ^Estella
Jones fifth class, Louisa J. Lightfoot,
Ellen L. Bullock, Arabella Silkman,
Lucy H. Tanner, Lettie Jackson, Katie
Masterson, J. T. Bell, Maggie Johnson.
Eastern SchoolPrincipal, W.
Perry. Third class: A. M. Dunlap, S
E. Bell, N. L. FryeandS. B. Alexander,
fourth class: Mary R. Fitzbutler, H. M.
Beauchamp, C. C. Duncan, J. B. Mc
Kinley, M. E. Fowles, L. M. Gibson and
Maggie Taylor fifth clas&: F. L. Birney,
J. A. Nugent and John P. Jetton.
Portland SchoolMary P. Peyton and
H. B. Ward.
Western SchoolPrincipal, W. T.
Peyton. Third class: Maria F. Cox,
Lillie B. Prather, Lucy N. du Valle and
MarvE Dickerson fourth class: Annie
M. Bowman, S. Gertie Hutchinson, R. J,
Davis, Arena T. Brown, M. C. Ferguson^
Maria T. Roxborough, M. A. Johnson'
Sammie C. Murfree and Emma J. Alex
ander fifth class. Eliza Davenport,
Laura B. Jones, H. H. du Valle, Joseph
S. Colter, Marietta Pickens, R. D. Rog
ers, Charlotte A. Bryant, Ophelia Wat
son and Pleasant Alexander.
^aliforoia SchoolPrincipal, Julia A.
Arthur third class assistant, L. L. Lane
fourth class assistants, K. W. Jordan
and Willie Jones fifth class assistant,
A. J. Thomas.
Main Street Night SchoolPrincipal,
W. H. Perry assistant, Mrs. M. L.
Western Night SchoolPrincipal, W.
T. Peyton assistants, M. V. Robinson,
J. S. Cotter and M. F. Cox.
Miss Ella Bertha Spencer, the dra
matic reader of this city arrived from
Boston this week after an absence of
two yean. Miss Spencer has made an
extensive and successful tour through
the Eastern States.
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The Appeal's Scheme to Decide Who
the Popular Preachers are.
All Colored Preachers in the States of Ill
inois, Minnesota, Kentucky and Mis
souri Eligible to the Contest.
The People to Decide.
THE APPEAL has heard so much said
about tbe popularity of this preacher o*
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 tothefoui
states in which THE APPEAL has officei
The prizes will be awarded according
to the number of votes cast for each con
LIST OP 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, $.00
5th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 2 years, 4.00
6th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
7th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
8th, Prize, THE APPEAL foi 1 year,
9th, Prize, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
10th Prizft, THE APPEAL for 1 year,
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THE APPEAL can not in common fair
ness, advocate the merits of this or that
preacher. Two things 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 otber 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
tbe most popular minister is, is given in
order that all may thoroughly under
BULBS 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 voted for on each bal
lot. Ballots"' containing tbe name oi
more than one preacher, will be thrown
See that your friends all get THE AF
PEAL, and if they do not wish to use the
ballot, ask them to save it for you.
Remember that every copy of THJ
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.
Ladies Willing Workers Society will
give an entertainment on July 11th, for
the benefit of the A. M. E. Church.
On Wednesday evening June 28th,
son of the ladies and gentlemen of
Portland met at Mrs. Meridith's and
formed themselves into a club and will
be known as the Golden Leaf Social
Clnb and will give their first ball on July
4th, at Nonpariel hall. Mrs. Wm. New
men, president Miss Ida Meriditb, sec
retary Mrs. Wm. Clipper, treasurer.
South Carolina Colored man recently
hitched his mule, with a bale of hay on
its back, near a neighbor's bee hive
which he knew was about to swarm.
As he supposed, the swarm settled on
the bale of hay, after which he led the
mule home and hived the swarm.