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VOL. III.-NO. 52.
Doings of the Past "Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL'S News Budget,
With this issue the WESTERN APPEAL
completes the third year of its existence
as a newspaper and the third month of
its being as a Chicago paper.
On February 25,1888, the first copy of
the Chicago i$itioa oXthe APPEAL was
issued. Our success in the metropolis
of the West has been phenomenal. I
three short months the APPEAL has
become the leading paper of Chicago
and we believe we have today a larger
circulation in this city than any other
Colored journal. The Conservator is
ten years old but it seems that a three
montns' infant has outstripped it in the
race. The reasons for the extraordin
ary success of the APPEAL are obvious.
It is preeminently the people's paper.
It is in sympathy with the masses and
not the organ of any particular class or
cheque. The APPEAL treats everybody
fairly. We are not yet satisfied, but in
tend to continue the good work, and
shall endeavor to meiit public approval
until the APPEAL shall be a regular
weekly visitor at the home of every
Colored person in Chicago. I the
meantime send in your subscription to
the office No. 180 Clark street room 4.
Read the APPEAL.
Farwell Hall, June 14.
Madame Nellie Brown Mitchell,
Bethesda Sunday school nov, numbers
You can't keep posted unless you
read the APPEAL.
Mrs. Ninnie Thompson, 2950 Butter
field is quite sick.
Miss Minnie Tayloi is sick at her resi
dence 2910 Butterfield.
The price of the WESTERN APPEAL IS
$2 pei year, 60c. per three months
To be absolutely sure of seeing ALL
the news, you must read the APPEAL.
FOR RENTFurnished room for
gentleman and wife inquire at 3209
Dearborn street, first flat.
I your wall paper is soiled have J.
E. Blown, 2921 Dearborn St., clean it
and you can't tell it from new.
The manager of the WESTERN APPEAJ.
is at his office 180 Clark St., room 4
every day from 5.30 to 6.30 p. m.
Mr. William Burnham and Miss
Minnie Jones were united in wedlock
by Re\ Cha\ is, Tuesday evening, at 1708
Rev. J. Chavis and J. i Thomas
varied the monotony of fishing for souls
by going fishing for bass at Calumet last
Rev. C. Lewis preached a very
cieditable sermon, last Sunday morn
ing, to a large audience at St. Stephens
A. M. E. church.
Use "Parisian Balm of Beauty" for
the complexion. It can be obtained
from the inventor, Mrs. Josephine
Curry, 85 35th St.
Mr. Geo. Wilson and Miss Minnie
Patton were married Wednesday by
Rev. Chavis at the residence of Mrs.
Dorsey, Third avenue.
Mrs. L. Jones, No. 2974 Dearborn
street, has been very sick for a week
and suffers great pain. The doctor has
been compelled to call every dav
The Ladies' Christian Auxilliary of
Bethesda had a well attended meeting
Thursday evening. The ladies are
doing good work in the community.
If you wish to take the APPEAL, the
peoples paper, send a postal card to C.
F. Adams Room 4, 180 Clark street, and
it will be sent promptly every week.
Rev. Thomas caught 72 catfish and
Rev. Chavis brought home a basket full
of perch from their recent fishing expe
dition. The loaves were eaten while
Our subscribers are requested to send
their new addresses on postal cards in
case of removal. Be careful to do this
and you'll be sure to get the APPEAL
What's the use of suffering from
cramps when Bubbin's French Oil will
cure you in five minutes. I is good for
cholera, cholera morbus, colics, diai
rhoea disentry and all summer com
If you wish to keep up with the great
procession of APPEAL readers send your
name and address on a postal card to
Chicago office No. 180 Clark St. room 4,
and the paper will be sent regularly
A social for the benefit of St. Thomas
churcn was given Monday night at the
residence of Mrs. George Smith, Dear
born street. An enjoyable time was had
by all present.and a nice sum wasieal
ized for the chuich.
The last meeting of the season of the
Prudence Crandall club will take place
next Wednesday evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. John Jones 43 Ray Ave,
ReV. Lloyd Jones, will lecture on
'The Great Paintings of the World."
The concert given by Mrs. Julia
Pluinmer Burgess on the 7th was so suc-
cessful that it will be repeated by
special request on the 28th of this
month. Seventy-five well trained
children will appear. Admission &5
Don't forget that Madame Nellie Brown
Mitchell will appear in a grand concert
at Farwell hall, Thursday evening, June
14. You have heard Flora Batson and
Selika, and now an opportunity is
given to hear another of the great Col
The marriage of Miss Kizzie
Wiggins to Mr. J. Grant occurred
Thursday evening, May 17th. at the
residence of Mrs. P. Calloway, 153
Irving jwanue. The bride was attended
by Miss Susie Gardner, and the groom
by Mr. F. Siegle.
Installation of Officers of West-
A Pleasant Affair, Good Showing.
The eighth anniversary and installa
tion of Western Light Tabernacle,No.87,
took place at Central Hall, Monday
evening. The ceremonies were.beauti
ful and impressive the ladies were in
full regalia and looked their best. The
following officers were installed by
Shiloh Gillis Past District Deputy of the
Mrs. Susie Terry, C. P.
Mrs. Minnie Jefferson, V. P.
Mrs. Rebecca Rodley, C. R.
Mrs. Annie Pindell, V. R.
Mrs, America Easton, Priestess.
Mrs. Sarah Shoto, Treasurer.
Mrs. Lizzie Vaughn, I. Sentinel.
Mrs. Maggie Robinson, O. Sentinel.
BOARD OP VISITORS.
Mrs. Sarah Flinn.
Mrs. Roxie Rose.
Mrs. Jane Walker.
BOARD OF EXAMINERS.
Mrs. Eliza Botts.
Mrs. ElLsa Brown.
Mrs. Amelia Thompson.
During the evening a pair of beauti
ful vases were presented to Mrs. Alice
Scott, Past Chief Preceptress, the retir
The report of the secietary shows the
Tabernacle is in a good financial condi
tion with 150 financial members,
Cash received during year 3440.75
Expenses duiing year 468.05
Cash in bank 300.00
After the ceremonies dancing was in
dulged in until 3 o'clock. A large and
fashionable crowd was present.
Mr. C, Adams of the APPEAL took
a rundown to Louisville, this week.
Mr. Anthony Jefferson and Mies
Mollie Brown were married Thursday,
by Rev. Thomas, at 1533 State street.
Tomorrow being Trinity Sunday, there
will be a celebration of the Holy Com
munion at St. Thomas church, at 11 a.m.
Miss Fannie Jackson, of Lexington,
Ky., is visiting the city, the guest of
Mr?. Jas, L, Branham, 2711 Dearborn
The next of the series of social enter
tainments for the benefit of St. Thomas
church, will be at Id a Dempcy's 3716
Dearborn street, Monday evening, June
Memorial services under the aus
pices of John Brown Post, G. A. R.,
will be held at Olivet church, Sunday
at3 p.m. Memoiial sermon by the
Mrs. Julia Plummer Burgess has
kindly consented to repeat her concert.
It takes place at Olivet church, next
Monday evening, the 28. I will be a
Mrs. Geo. Reed, mother of Lieuten
ant Reed, of Fire Company No. 21, died
Sunday. She was 66 years of age. The
morning, Rev. J. Chavis officiating.
The deceased was a consistent christian
and member of Quinn Chapel.
The May concert under the manage
ment of Mrs. T. Cooper, took place at
Bethesda Tuesday evening, and was
greatly enjoyed by the large crowd
present The feature of the evening
was a song by little Celia Morrison, a
sweet little miss of four years. She
sang "I' going to write to papa."
The little son of Mrs. Emma Bryan,
2976 Dearborn street, was standing look
ing at a crowd of boys playing base ball,
when he was struck by the ball and his
nose knocked out of joint. The little
fellows injury is severe and very sad
as it is possible that he may be dis
figured for life. Mrs. Bryan has the
sympathy of her many friends.
Mr. Frank Hill, manager for Nellie
Brown Mitchell, of Boston, begs to an
nounce that she will appear at Farwell
hall in a grand concert Thursday eve
ning, June 14, for the benefit of Olivet
church. Madame Mitchell is known as
the worlds ballad prima donna and will
be assisted by her sister, who has a
superb voice, and some of the best
talent in the country.
Charles Thompson and a companion,
both Colored, knocked down, and
attempted to rob Tracey Howard at the
corner of Michigan avenue and Van
Buren street at 11 o'clock Tuesday
night. Thompson was held to the
Criminal court by Justice Lyon Wed
nesday morning in 1,000 bonds on the
charge of assault and robbery.
DIEDEulah, youngest daughter of
William and Mary Davenport, died
FOUR OF A KIND.
The Quartet of Bishops Chosen
at A. M. E Church Con
Gaines, Arnett, Tanner
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. May 19.The
General Conference of the A. M. E.
Church, today elected Bishops. The
following were the successsful candid
Dr. Wesley Gaines was born in
Wilkes county, Georgia, in 1840, and
was one of a family of fourteen children.
He was a slave.but was weak physically,
and this gave him an opportunity to
learn to read by the help of a sympa
thetic white boy. was compelled to
keep his books concealed. was
converted at 9 years of age and always
intended to preach, entered the minis
try in 1865.
Dr. Benjamin W. Arnett has led a life
of wonderful activity. was born in
Brownsville.Fayette County, Pa.,March
6,1838. His work among the people
began when he opened a school in 1859.
In 1864 he was a member of the Na
tional Republican Convention. I 1865
he began preaching, being stationed
first at Walnut Hilib, Cincinnati.
was a member of the Ohio State Repub
lican Convention in 1878. was sent
by the Ohio State Sunday School Con
vention to attend the centennial cele
bration of the birth of Robert Raikes.
He is the author of several books on
Dr. H. Tanner of Philadelphia, now
editor of the A.M.E Church Review.was
b^rn in Pittsburg, Pa,, and has been for
twenty years connected with different
church papeis in an editoiial capacity.
He is a graduate of Avery College, a
Western theological seminary, and has
written several books, among which are
"Apology for African Methodism." and
"Outline of African Methodist Episcopal
Historv." has contributed both
prose and poetry to the New York In
dependent, has traveled extensively in
Europe, and is a man of wide varied
Dr. A. Grant is a member of the Texas
Conference. was born a slave, but
distinguished himself by running away
and gaining his freedom. has never
held airy General-Conference office,and
is the only one otthe new men elevated
to the episcopacy that was taken with
out having gone through some of the
regular grades of promotion.
Monday night, at 11:15, at No.s 1705
Dearborn street. Age, five years and
four months. The remains were taken
to Louisville, Ky., for burial, in a
beautiful white casket and flowers, a
wreath of lilhes of the valley and calla
lillies, and a silver plate with "Eulah,
Our Darling, Age five years and four
BUILDING ASSOCIATION MEETING.
The first quarterly meeting of the
South Park Building and Loan Associa
tion will take place at Olivet Baptist
Church, Thursday evening, May 31.
The public invited.
I. D. S. C. MAY PARTY.
The May Party of the Independent
Dancing School Club took place at Cen
tral Hall, Wednesday evening. The
hall was artistically decorated with ever
greens and cut flowers and hung with
tapestry. At 9 o'clock the grand march
began in which nearly all of the invited
guests joined. The number of elegant
toilets displayed was greater than usual,
and the gentlemen were, of course,
gotten up regardless of expense.
Dancing was kept up until a late hour
when all retired welelD please-d with the
funeral took place from her late resi- secretary, Mr. A. A. Russell, is due the
dence, 2516 street, Tuesday
A To the presi-
credit of the arrangements which made
the affair move off so smoothly. I twas
certainly delightful and will be long
remembered by the ladies and gentle
THE BANNER CLASS.
Mr. Walker has the banner class at
Bethesda Sunday school. His clats has
had the banner for three months.
Monday night a sociable was held at
No. 3237 Dearborn street, by the class.
Those present were Misses Pearlie
Ditdhler, Fannie Hall, Gertrude Wash
ington, Marion Berry, Virginia Beck
ford, Masters Christ Cooper, Moses
Owenf^Geoige Williams, Charlie Hen
derson, Leroy Taylor, Wm. Harvey,
Lew VValden, and Mr. Walker, teacher
of the class, A pleasant evening was
TRUBBLE I N DE CHUCH.
Not long ago there was a strike in
Olivet church choir, now things are not
running smoothly out at Bethesda.
Shortly after Rev. Chavis' advent in the
city he began* to reorganize ^the choir by
appointing Mr. Tinsley chorister. Here
tofore the choir has been very large, it
sometimes being larger then the con
gregation, but Mr. Tinsley, who is an
accomplished musician, determined to
eust all persons who could not read
music. began to chop off heads and
now the choir numbers just four per
sons. Mrs. Bessie Warwick, soprano
Mrs. Mary White, alto Mr. Tinsley,
tenor Mr. S. C. White, bass. Some of
the persons who were excluded because
of their inability to read music at sight
are indignant because Mr. Tinsley,
who is a Presbyterian, tries to run a
Baptist choir to suit himself and they
ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO, MAT5#6,' 1888.
refer to the time wb,en Mr. F. L. Bar
nett was requested*^ resign the super
intendency of the Sabbath school be
cause be was a Cajj
gest that Mr. Thj
and others defer
tions have had a
about the matter
bitter feeling. Tl
the church meeth
Mr. Tinsley is prof
ist in Chicago he
to blow his own
bellite Some sug
sy ought to resign
Mm. The two fac
thy war of words
id there is a deal of
ise will come up at
tonday night. As
iyt he bestcornet-
1, of course, be able
WHERE TO GE^THE APPEAL.
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446 State street," A Chinn, 338
Thirtieth street, W. Monroe, 370
Dearborn street, George Purcell 2646
State street, and at the office, 180 Clark
street, room 4.
Gathered Prom all Parts of This
Great and Gorious Country
and Compiled for our
1 Colored People.
There are eleven Colored policemen
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hon. E. P. Duplex was recently
elected Mayor of Wheatland, Cal.
A new M. E. church will be erected
in Pittsbuig this summer costing $9,000.
The Brazilian senate has passed a bill
abolishing slavery. The same bill was
passed by the Chamber of Deputies last
W. Q. Atwood has been elected dele
gate at large to the Chicago convention
in Michigan, and Pelham in
The latest Arkansas sensation is a
baby with two heads and two faces, one
arm and three legs, upon which it
James W. Scholler, was on Wednes
day admitted to practice before the
Kentucky court of appeals. is the
first Colored man to attain this distinc
William Patterson, who was to hang
at Louisville, Ky., May 23, under the
expiration of the Governor's ninety
days' xespite^hjiB been,granted a second
respite till June 22.
Ishmael Weaver, a Colored man who
died recently at Barnesville, Ga., was
the father of seventy-two children, of
whom fifty-two sons were able-bodied
farm hands when he died.
Mr. Edward Green.who died recently
in Philadelphia, bequeathed $1,000 each
to the two homes for Colored orphans
$500 each to three Colored churches of
the city and $80,000 to the Home for
Aged and Infirm Colored Persjns.
A Colored couple of Atlanta, who de
sued a very private wedding, called up
a justice at midnight and had the cere
mony performed then. They declared
they were too bashful to go through the
ceremony when everybody was around
to see and hear.
Ezekiel E. Smith, who has been ap
pointed Minister to Liberia, by Presi
dent Cleveland, is a person of influence
and importance among the Colored
people of North Carolina. is thirty
six years old, was born a slave, and has
an excellent education, which was ob
tained in spite of many difficulties.
has received the degree Master of Arts
from Shaw University.
The general interest that has been
taken in the opening of the Montana
Indian Reservations is shown by the
large numbers of people who have al
ready gone to Great Falls to investigate
the mineral and agricultural resources
of that wonderful country. The low ex
cursion rate announced by C. H. War
ren, Gen. Pass. Agent of the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway,
makes the expense of exploring this
country merely nominal, and will un
doubtedly result in a still larger number
For the National Conventions.
From June 2d to 15, inclusive, to St.
Louis, good to return only from June
6th to Hth inclusive, and to Chicago
June 16th to 19th. inclusive, good to
return only from June 16 to 19, inclu
sive, the MINNEAPOLIS & ST, LOUIS
BY. ("Albert Lea Route"), will sell ex
cursion tickets to points named above
at rate of ONE FARE for the Round
Trip. For full information, call on or
address any agent, or
E. A. WHITAKER,
Minneapolis, Minn. G. T. & P. A.
No portion of the United States today
offers as many opportunities for making
money as can be found at Great Falls,
Mont., and on the reservation just
opened, in business, mining, stock-rais
ing or farming. Rates, maps and partic
ulars will be furnished by C. War
ren, Gen. Pass. Agent, St. P. M. & M.
Ry., St. Paul, Minn.,
"The Indian Summer Time." A
beautiful song and chorus, by Will L.
Thompson, author of "Gathering Shells
on the Sea Shore," "Come Where the
Lillies Bloom, etc." I is one of the
prettiest songs ever published any
music dealer will mail it for 40 cents.
Published by W L. THOMPSON & CO.
East Liverpool, Ohio. fj&
Bubbms' Great French Oil,
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Rheumatism, in 2 to 60 days
Cholera and Cho^era^ Morbug 1 to 3
Colics and Cramps, 5 minutes
Diarrhoea 2 hours
Chronic Diarrhoea, 1 to 5 days
Dysentery, 2 hours
Coughs and Colds, 2 to 3 days
Croup, 2 to 4 hours
Pleurisy, 2 to 4 days
Sore Throat, 1 to 2 days
Neuralgia, 1 to 2 days
Catarrh in the head.l wk to 3 months
Toothache, 5 minutes
Earache, 5 minutes
Nervous Headache, 15 minutes
Sick Headache, 5 minutes
Piles, 3 to 5 days
Swellings, 1 to 3 days
Kidney Troubles, Skin Disease. (Juts
Weak Bladder, Wounds, Bruises,
Burns, Stiff Cords, &c.
DR. J. B. BUBBINS,
Residence, 1-171 State St.
Office hours, 8 to 11.30 A. M. 6 to 8 P.
Eight ounce bottle $1.
Three ounce bottle .50
Blood tonic, for blood, liver and
bowels and for all female complaints,
Anyone troubled with headache, will
be cured in a few minutes free of
charge, at my office.
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
For sale by W. DALE, Clark and
Madison Sts CLVBK BROS, 511 State St.
JOHN DIETZ, 2842 Butterfield St. JOHN
BROWN, 332 S. Clark St. and R. S. BRYAN
446 State St.
217 Dearborn St.
We are miners of You
and Brazil Block Coal.
Prof. J. M. Wolridge,
No. 1309 STATE ST. CHICAGO.
General Dealer I
Inventor and Sole Manufacturer
Of The Famous
BLACK DIAMOND STROP.
The Best Strop Made.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
326 STATE ST.
CHEAPEST PLACE IN CHICAGO.
fiST'First class work guaranteed.
PREPARE FOR SPRING.
Fashonable Tailoring at Moderate
We open this season with a larger^line
than ever of
DOMESTIC &. IMPORTED
CASSIMERS, CLOTHS, SERGES,
WORSTEDS, FLANNELS, &C.
Scotch and Irish Tweed Suitings
I N THE COUNTRY.
Business Suits to order
Trousers Spring Overcoats
21 EAST THIRD STREET, ST. PAUL ,MINN.
Cigars-DEALER & Tobacco,
NEWSPAPERS AND STATIONERY,
III East Harrison Street.
HE WESTERN APPEAL OK SALH.
a *!*4- 3SW "-"H *t i't ^x^'
It is the general impression that when
Wall Paper becomes soiled it cannot be
cleaned, but by a patent process we
guarantee to remove all dirt at a very
Making Wall Paper Equal to New
Special Attention given to
KALSOMING AND WHITEWASHING.
Leave orders at
2] 29 Dearborn St. 2030 Wabash Ave.
The Stupendous Success of
A Result of
An a knowledge of the
But Good, Honest,
That seem to be a revelation to our competitors.
We Invite Comparison
And will stand by the verdict.
31 and 33 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH.
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PROPRIETOR OF THE
Wall Paper Gleaning Comp'y.
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TbeFull Worth of
Their Money by
PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
ELEGANT PARLOR CARS
ALLTRAINS RUN THROUGH SOLID
Tickets Sold and Baggage
Checked to Destination.
P. S. The Combination Kulers are the greatest craze ever started. All the
scnoolboys will have one soon, at the rate they are going off. These beautifu
presents are given away with every purchase of a Suit of Clothes in our Boy's
and Childien's Department of the value of $5 or over.
lyGtet Maps and Time Tables it you want to be
more fully informedall Ticket Agents at Coupon
Stations have themor address
L. E. Sessions, Trav. Pass. Agent.
Box 581 Minneapolis, Minn.
City Ticket Office, No. 73 Clark Street,
E. O. McCorniick, General Pass. Agent.
The Famous Battle Between the
The only exhibition in the world which
introduces all the elements of war on
land and sea. Open every day and evl
ening. Michigan-av between Madison
and Monroe streets,
Open Daily from S am.to 1 1 p.m.
Cable Cars to Panorama Place'
2.00 PER YEAR.
WANTSd of the PUBLIC.
All new and fresh, made for this season's trade.
NO SHODDY! NO TRASH!
$5 a pair, manufactured
for us by the cele
BURT & PACKARD,
BURT & MEARS.
84 MADISON STREET.
POPE & SMITH.
N o. 121 E Lake Street, Chicago.
Suits made to Older. "Will cut and
make garments from cloth furnished.
Gents clothing cleaned, dyed and re
paired. Prices consistent with first
323 Clark Street, CHICAGO.
MES. FANNIE BKOWN, PEOP.
First Glass Accommodations!
Booms 50c, 75c and $1.00 per day.
Booms with board $1,00, $1.25 and
$1.50 per day. Special rates by the
week. Private parlor for ladies. Bead
ing and Smoking rooms for gentlemen.
R. S. BRYAN
446 So* Sta te Street, Chicago*
A first class meal including coffee
and a copy of the WBSTEHN APPEAL
20c. Polite and attentive waiters*
Open all night. -,_