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Side by side in the Christian Recorder
of Dec, 29th appear articles from Rev.
C. S. Smith and T. Thomas Fortune.
A careful comparison of the ideas of
these two men, both eminent in their
seveial spheres, will disclose the differ
ence commonly existing between the
views of clergymen and intelligent lay
men. C. S. Smith, among the clergy
is rather an isolated chaiac
ter, yet he may be regarded as lepre
senting the cast of ministerial senti
ment. T. T. Fortune is among men
prominent in seculai life, is also soli
tary. Of strong, penetrating mind and
independant character, he has climbed
out of the rut which confines the major
ity to time worn lines of thinking, and
from a superior eminence views the
field. Fortune is a bold thinker and a
stiong man so fai as philosophy goes.
But he is not a man of action. What
great thing has Mr. Fortune done in
the line of achievments? He has writ
ten, and wntes well, but in what in
stance has he formulated plans and
taken efficient steps to execute any of
his theories. As an editoi, he was com
paritiyely a success, but can be consid
eied great only on the principle, that
"among the blind, that a one-eyed man
is king." He is deficient in business
tact, lacks consistency and steadfastness
of chaiactei, but possesses brillancy
and boldness, verging sometimes upon
impudence. As an editor of the
Christian Recorder he is wholly un
qualified. His acquirements and ver
satile disposition aie just the reverse of
the qualities demanded for a position
requiring so much strength and firm
ness of character and mental scope. C.
S. Smith on the other hand, IB narrow
and intense. He is a man of action and
efficient in his proper sphere. As a
thinker he is a bold and aggressive
thinker, but he has never been able to
get out of the rut. As an editor of the
Recorder he would prove a failure.
Under his management that truly emi
nent journal would soon be in its grave.
The narrowness and intensity of his
character would plunge the church into
bitter struggles with dire results. We
admire both men and acknowledge
their usefulness in their several capa
cities, but truBt that the general con
ference will be to wise to place in their
geneial offices any men who haye hob
bies, or are narrow, fickle or inconsis
We published la9t week a letter from
S. A. McFarland an inmate of the state
prison at Stillwater, giving a descrip
tion of their Christmas festivities.
There is some doubt in the minds of
the people here in regard to the justice
of the sentence of McFarland and an
effort is on foot to secure his pardon.
McFarland, judging from several letters
which we have received from him, is
an intelligent man and certainly an en
thusiastic well wisher of his lace. One
week ago he wrote stating that he
would get up a club fo the APPEAL, if
there was no objection- Of course
there was none, and now he has sent in
the names of twelve yearly subscribers
and a check to pay for the same. He
also writes that he only gets the small
sum of $2.70 per month from extras
etc, but that he will readily contribute
the same to adrance|the interests of the
Ciyil Rights League lately organized
here. Hisgond example, both in the
interest of the APPEAL and the league
i i mi i |U-|t||iMii|i-tthiiiwiiB
should followed be
Hra of afeat
by many who are
The Coloredmen of Georgia have
issued a call for a state' conuention to
meet in Mac^n, Jan. 25th for the pur
pose of advancing their interests. The
day has passed wben the indignities and
outrages heaped upon Colore*! people
will be tolerated in silence and humble
submission Thb Colored man now
chooses to exercise his great American
prerogative and kick. Chronic kicking
without true aim is of no avail, but
kicking in the right direction and in the
the way and at the right time will sure
Seneator Sherman in his great speech
on the president's message in the sen
ate Wednesday, punctured that re
markable document as full of holes as
the bottom of a seive.
St. James' Fair.
We, the undersigned, pastor and
trustees of St. James A. M. E. chuicb,
rejoice that it is our pleasant privilege
to publicly return thanks to the ladies
of the fair committee for the most
praiseworthy and successful effort
which they have made in our behalf.
Since Aug. 10th over $4,000 has been
raised, chiefly through the earnest and
efficient eflorts of the ladies. And we
heartily concur with all experienced
churchmen in saying, the ladies are the
strength of God's church.
The final report of the lecent fair is
FANCY BOOTH NO. 1.
Mrs. C. B. La/enberrv.
FANCTi BOOTH NO. 2
Mrs. A. G. Russell.
Mrs. Jas. Banister.
Receipts, $30 01.
Mrs. L. A. Roberson.
Expenses, 2 00.
ICE CREAM BOOTH.
Mrs. F. M. Williams.
Miss Florence French.
Receipts, $13 21.
Mrs. S. Lewis.
Profit, Door Receipts,
Receipts from booths, etc.
from prizes, etc. $919.%,
Grand total profit. S916.40.
For Inch amount Mrs. T. II. Lyles,
chairman, in behalf of the committee,
presented to Carlos H. Williams, treas
urer of the board of trustees, a check.
The nectie sociable held some week's
previous to the fair netted $28.22, this
amount and 49 cents more was used in
procuring material for the fair. The
secretary, Miss Grade Johnson, rend
ered an itemized report of each booth,
prize, etc., which has been compared
and adopted by the ladies of the vari
ous committees, and also rendered in
behalf of the chairman of the fair and
other chairmen a detailed list of ex
penses, all of which we have carefully
overlooked and find it to be correct in
every particular. We therefore wish,
through the columns of the APPEAL, to
thank the ladies for $916.40. and also,
for having conducted in the name of St.
James A. M. E. church, what all pro
nounce to be one of the most creditable
and successful fairs ever given in the
Northwest. The whole effort was
charcterized by the utmost harmony
and good feeling. All of the committees
feel pleased with their success, all of
the contestants are perfectly satisfied,
and express, in warm tones, their ap
preciation of the fairness shown in the
distribution of prizes. Each contestant
was given something. Two mink over
coats, three ladies' watches, etc., etc.
The official board in conjunction with
the trustees, are arranging for some
time in the near future, to give a liter
ary and musical entertainment and ban
quet in honor of the ladies of the com
mittee. A list of the various com
mittees will appear in another issue al
so further reports from from ontstand
Booth No. 1 has $8 yet outstanding
which will soon be reported.
J. M. HENDERSON, pastor.
T. H. LYLES,
D. HARDIN, Trustees.
C. H. WILLIAMS.
F. D. PARKEK.
THE event of the new year was an in
formal gathering at the residence of
Mrs. M. D. Pettis on Temperance street
Monday night. The occasion was a very
delightful one to all. The charming
hostess knows just how to make each
guest feel that he or she is the favored
one. Dancing was indulged in until 1
o'clock, when a collation was partaken
of and all repaired to their homes. The
occasion was an informal one, but the
costumes of both ladies and gentlemen
seemed to be gotten up regardless of
expense, and no gathering of our young
folks has shown more handsome toilets.
There were present: Mesdames Cora
Henderson, Amelia Brown, Misses Ella
B, Smith, Bertha Heathcock, Lizzie
Geddy, Luhi Griswold, Cora and Flor
ence French, Alice Lawrence, Ednah
Mason, Dodie Roe, Hattie Johnson,
Messrs. L. F. De Lyons, S. Alsop, W. J.
Singleton, C. H. Bush, Jas. Wisdom, J.
NealrW. W. McCoy, S, W. Geron, W.
E. Johnson, B. W. Buckner, H. J. Shel
ton, Oscar Thomas, W. W. Wheedon,
Will Brown, J. S. Walker, and J. Q.
THE Father of a Little Black Coon is
coming! Wait for him, he will be here
Jan. 17th at Turner Hall. He brings a
troop of minstrels with him and will
give a grand performance followed by a
grand ball. Wait for him!
The members of the Y. M. S. C. are
hereby notified to meet at their rooms
next Tuesday evening. Business of
C. A. MASON, Pres.
W. BROWN, Sec.
A Colored engineer, one who is
thoioughly competent to run a laige
flour mill, and has the proper papers,
can get a position by applying to this
office, salary first class, from $100to$125,
per month. Apply at once.
Card of Thanks.
Mis. Willis Gilbert desires hereby to
return thanks to the friends of her
deceased husband for their generous
assistance in her hour of need and es
pecially to Mr. C. Waldron.
What W are Doing.
Theie are eight coal and wood yards
in this city conducted by Colored men.
^ven restaurants, twenty-five barber
shops, five saloonB. one blacksmith
shop, one ice dealer, one street contiac
tor, and one printing office, that of the
World. There are twenty-two churches
and nearly two dozen secret orders, six
policemen and one detective, there is
one fire company oi colored mon, five
clerks in the court house, nineteen
teachers, three dectors and one dentist.
Compaied to the population, few cities
in the country, if any, can make a bet
ter show.Indianapolis World.
And the World is a "hummer" and
don't let the fact elude youi memory.
The Colored undertakers of Rich
mond, Va., haye formed a union.
The Mississippi legislation will con
tain five Colored members next session.
The late Mis. John Jacob Astor, be
queathed $25,000 to Hampton college
A Colored shoe maker in Memphis,
Tenn., recently drew $5,000 from the
Prof. Frederick Douglass Morton, Col
ored, of Evansville, Ind is candidate
for police commissioner.
Mr. H. H. Harvey, Colored, of
Greenville. Miss., was recently elected
a member of the city council.
A Colored stock company has been
formed in Sandusville, Ala., with a cap
tal of $4,000. The company will operate
a grocery. Rev. J. R. Riley has tendered his re
signation of the Fifteenth street Presby*
terian church, Washington, D. C, to
take effect March 31.
Mr. Henry Harding, Colored, of Nash
ville, Tenn.. receives $300 per month
from house rents and can draw his
check for a cool $100,000.
On Chi istmas day two Colored boys
aged six and nine years, living near
Louisiana, Mo., were burned to death
while playing too near a burning brush
At the last drawing of a prominent
lottery, two Colored men struck the
$100,000 prize. As they held only
twentieth tickets they received but
On Jan. 2 in Pickens county S. C. Col
ored men lynched a white man named
Walthorp for criminally assaulting a col
ored girl aged 13 years. The girl died
from the effects of her injurious.
Quite a serious row occurred between
white and Colored soldiers at Jefferson
barracks, St. Louis, Tuesday, which re
sulted in the whites getting the worst of
of it. About fifty men were more or
less injured, and three whites are in the
hospital not expected to live.
Senator Blair on last Wednesday in
troduced a bill in the United States sen
ate to encourage the holding of a na
tional Industrial exposition of arts, me
chanics and productions of the Colored
race througnout the United States, in
Atlanta, Ga., in 1888 and 1889.
The Free Lance of Nashville, Tenn!,
publishes a Colored business directory
containing the nances of 12 grocers 4
furniture dealers 10 boot and shoe
makers 8 contractors and builders 7
boarding houses and restaurants 3
market stall keepei-s 3 barbers 1 real
estate broker 2 plasterers 3 tin work
ers 4 merchant timers 9 doctors 8
lawyers^ 4 music teachers.
THE WINDY ITY.
Doings of a weer% in the Great
The Quinn chapel fair was a success.
Adam Carey died Dec. 24^,after a
few days illness. fv
Mr. F. D. Carlin, of Pittsburgh^ is in
the city visiting friends. j
Miss Julia Granger, of New York
City, is visiting friends here. f^%
Miss Came L. Jones, of Louisville,
is visiting friends in this city. v*~
Mr. Geo. Woods, of St. Louis, Mo
is visiting Mr.
Mf. G. W. Hamilton is visiting bis
wife's relations in Cincinnati this week.
Miss Lulu Goins, of Springfield, is in
the city, visiting her brother, Mr. Hen
ry C. Goins.
Mr. Alonzo Malone is back once more
to the metropolis, some one chosen
a companion in life.
Mrs. Al. Byrant who was so danger
ously ill for a month past is now in a
fair way for recovery.
Mr. Edward Green, of Des Moines,
formerly of Chicago, spent Christmas
in the city of the West.
It is quite probable that F. L. Mc
Ghee, Esq., will remove to Omaha
where he will practice law.
Mr. L. H. Green, of Springfield, who
has been visiting the in city during the
holidays has returned home.
Mr. Samuel Thompson, traveling
agent for a huge wholesale clock es
tablishment, is back spending the holi
Miss Etta Watkins and Lillie Dixon
of Denver, expect to pay a flying visit
to St. Paul about the middle of the
The genial Loyd Wheeler, one of
Chicago's most prominent Colored
men, presented his wife a $2,000 lot as a
Mi. James H. Moody, who has been
visiting his family for some time has re
turned to Madison. James had a good
time while here.
Mr. W. R. Cowan returned from
Danville, Ky., where he has been to at
tend the marriage of his sister Miss
Mary Lee Childs.
Prof. C. F. Adams lectured at Quinn
Chapel Thursday night on "Europe,
and what I saw there." A large audi
ence was present.
Miss Christina Shoecraft, of Muncie,
Ind., is expected in this city the first of
January to visit her aunt Mis. J. C.
Plummer, 2974 Dearborn.
Rev. H. H. White, formerly pastor of
Olivet Baptist church of this city, now
of Henderson, Ky., Baptist church, was
in the city this week visiting his
Mr. James H. Moody, of 3209 Dear
born street entertaiued at Chrismas
Rev. and Mrs. Chavis, Mrs. G. W.
Hamilton, Misses Jackson and Foote,
Mr. F. D. Paul and Mr. C. F. Adams.
Mr. H. A. Duncan has formed a danc
ing school for the young folks and we
can feel justly proud of him for so do
ing, as proof, Duncan always looks out
for the enjoyment of Chicago people.
John Taylor who attempted to kill
John Johnson at the watch meeting at
Olivet Baptist church last Saturday
night was held to the criminal court in
bonds of $500. Johnson's wound was
Prof. Adams, the German teacher,
will organize a class in this city. Al
ready a number of our best people have
agreed to take the course. He teaches
German, reading, writing and speaking
in six weeks.
Accoiding to the Herald there is a
Colored physician who has a practice of
$10,000 a year. We presume Dr, D. H.
Williams is the gentleman referred to.
He is certainly a fine physician and is
very popular with all classes.
The literary section of the Prudence
Crandall club met Wednesday evening
at the residence of Mrs. Cassius King,
3123 Butterfield, The leader of the
section, S. Laing Williams, Esq., de
livered an interesting lecture.
Mr. A. B. Cosey, of Jersey City, was
circulating among his Chicago friends
this week. Mr. Cosey is something of a
poet, he has written a poem entitled
"The Vestibule Train." It is a good
description of that modern wonder.
Miss Eudora Johnson entertained a
few of her many friends New Year's
eve. The evening was spent in music,
games and conversation, and it was not
until the bells had rung in the New
Year, that the guests departed for their
The Christmas tree and entertahv
ment given at Bethesda Baptist church
Christmas night was a pleasant affair.
The exercises fthe evening were gotten
up under the direction of Mrs. Mary
White and were nicely rendered. The
little folks were made happy by re
ceiving many presents^
A very pleasant party was given Sat
urday evening by Miss Fedora Lee at
her residence on Lay avenue. Among
those present were: Miss Mamie
Johnson, Miss Blanche Shaw, Miss
Margie Lee, of Cleveland, Miss Con
stantine Hancock, Miss Lucy Montgom
ery, Messrs. John Shaw, Samuel Gray
and Davis Coleman*
Mrs. Ida Dempsey gave a reception
Friday night in honor of Mr. L. H.
MINN.,^JANUARY 7, 1888.
Green, of Springfield. It was a most
delightful affair and was thoroughly en
joyed by those present. Among whom
were Mr. and Mrs. John Skinner, Mr.
and Mrs. John Marshall, Mr. and Mrs.
Loyd Curl, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson,
Miss Mamie Johnson, Messrs. Henry
Goins and J. M. Roberts.
Frank Ball, aged twenty years, was
shot and instantly killed by John Mack
Monday night. Tne shooting occurred
at Fifeher & Randolph's saloon. Mack
who was intoxicated was put out of the
saloon by one of the proprietors. He
returned in a moment and fired at the
first man he saw who happened to be
Ball. The bullet entered Ball's heart
and he fell to the floor a corpse.
The entertainmen given by the Cath
olics of the city was largely attended by
the elite, and every one remarked:
Why, wasn't it nice? and that's just
what it was. After dancing to the in
termission, supper was served by the
ladies without extra charge and not
enough can be said about the officers
who did everything in their power to
make it agreeable to the gueBts. The
question is asked. When will they give
The Colored residents of Springfield
have prepared an address to the Re
publicans of the state asking that Sam
uel V. Casey of that city be nominated
for lieutenant governor. They claim
that 18,000 Colored voters in Illinois
should have a show at the offices. The
address is signed bv G. C. Hindon, J. S.
D. Lee, William Neal, W. H. Baylor, P.
Perkins, Geo. Madry, Wm. Brandon,
George Birdsong, Hairy Taylor, O. S.
Hicklin, H. Clark and Rev. B. Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Graham enter
tained quite a large number of their
friends at their residence, No. 327 Clark
street Dec. 25th, at a large Christmas
dinner, the menu was grand. Among
these present were: Mr.and Mrs. Wm.
Lewis, Miss McCuen, Miss Watkins,
Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Will. Martin, J.
Alexander, Chas Jackson, Judge David
Gutteral, Rev. N. Coates, M. C. Cowan,
R. J. McAllister and E. U. Sly.
All left well pleased and hoping Mr.
and Mrs. Graham will on next Christ
mas remember them
The third annual X-naas ball of the
Independant Dancing club came off
Dec. 26th at Central hall and was large
ly attended, but I must say, not by our
elite, who have heretofore patronized
this club, which was the model of the
clubs of this city, and it seems so strange
that anyone having the price will be ad
mitted, but in all, the manageis and di
rectors of the club have tried their best
to make it a success, but they never
will until they bar out the disreputables
who make it unpleasant for good peo
ple. But they will make a model of
their next one. Hope you will boys.
The reception tendered the various
sections of the Prudence Crandall club
at the residence of Mrs. John Jones,
No. 43 Ray avenue last Wednesday
evening was a grand affair. The club
which is designed for mutual improve
ment, and was organized some months
since by S. Laing Williams, Esq., a
prominent lawyer here and some other
gentlemen who know the value of such
an organization. The club is divided
into four sections, literary, scientific,
philosophy, music and art. In the
short time since its organization, it has
already accomplished great good and is
the leading social society. When tlte
writer reached the residence of Mrs.
Jones, a beautiful scene presented itself
to view. The spacious parlors were
thronged with the members and guests,
the ladies in elaborate toilets and the
gents in the regulation costumes. The
following programme was carried out:
Instrumental solo, Mis. Dr. Bentley
recitation, Mr. J. B. French song, Dr.
C. E. Bentley recitation, Mrs. Ida
Dempsey violin solo, Mr. J. S. Madden.
After the rendition of the program,
the evening was spent in social converse
until 12 o'clock when refreshments were
served. Among those present were.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Laing Williams, Mr.
and Mrs. F. L. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs.
L. G. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mad
den, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hancock, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Hale. Dr. and Mrs.
C. E. Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. Fenton
Harsh, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Curd, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Thompson, Mr. and
Mrs. Thos Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Beard, Mr. and Mrs, Conrad, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Ecton, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Shreves, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Beasley, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey, Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. King, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
French, Mrs. McCary, Mrs. G. H. Ham
ilton, Mrs. Willis Montgomery, Mis.
Johnson, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Lavinia
Lee, Mrs. White, Miss Dora Johnson,
Miss Emma Lewis, Messrs. G.
Whibpetal, E. J. Jackson, Green, of
Springfield, Coleman, C. F. Adams, of
Washington, D. C.
The national convention of the Y. M.
C. A. will convene in Louisville, Ky.,
June 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 1888.
All the associations are requested to
send one or two representatives, places
and cities where there are no associa
tions, the churches are requested to
send some of their active men, all the
leading men are invited. Done by ord
er of the Y. M. C. A. No. I. Head
quarters Louisville, Ky.
t^^&A^kJ'i *^A MAPS- PrAH*
Letters should be addressed to Jeff.
Coleman, Corresponding Editor, 622
West Green Street Louisville, Kv.
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