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FRESH, BRIGHT, BREEZY.
The News in
VOL. IV: NO. 5.
Doings of the Past Week in all
Parts of the Great Metro
polis of the West.
The APPEAL.'3 News Budge t,
Harrison is the man. The Republi
can National Convention, after a session
of nearly a week succeeded in nomina
ting a man for the first place on the
ticket. About three months ago the
WESTEBN APPEAL appeared before the
people of Chicago and in a short space
of time has won the first place in the
public heart, and now the APPEAL
has the largest circulation of any
Colored paper published in Chicago.
The ArrEAii io the pp.nplo'o paper. All
classes are treated fairly. It is in
sympathy with the inaBbes and not the
organ of any particulai class or clique.
The people say the APPEAL is the best
Colored paper ever published in
Chicago. If you are not a regular sub
scriber send in your name to the
office, 180 Clark street, room 4 and have
Chicago's leading Colored paper de
livered promptly every Friday.
Mr. C. W. Hines, of Louisville, is in
Mr, W. A. Gains, of Covington, Ky.,
is in the city.
Hon J. Milton Turner, of St. Louis
is in the city.
Mr. Chas. Lett, of St. Paul, was in the
city last week.
Mr F.F. Scott, of St Louis, was in
the city last week
B. W, Buckner, of St. Paul, was in
the city last eek.
Rev. A. A, Whitman, of Kansas, was
in the city last week.
Dr. G. W. Bryant, of Pine Bluff, Ark
was in the city last week.
Mr. Charles Covington, of Louisiana,
was in the city last week.
Mr. Schuylei Murrell, of Nashville,
was in the city laBt week
Mr. J, Page, of Hot Springs, Ark
was in the city last week.
Mr. R. G. Whitman, of Saratoga,Kan.,
was in the city last week.
Mr. Rube Smith, of Milwaukee, Wis.,
was in the city last week.
Edward Campbell, of Detroit, Mich
was the city last week.
Mr. Harry Scott, of Greenville, Miss.,
was the city last week.
Mr. T. J.Minton, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
was in the city last week.
Mr. W. S McKinley, of Charleston,
was in the city last week.
Mr. Jasper Thomas, of 1220 Michigan,
will leave for Lake Geneva.
W. Gaines, of Kansas City, Mo.,
preached last Sunday night.
Mrs. J. Hill, of St. Paul, was the guest
of Mrs. J. Q. Grant last week.
Mr. Dan Rudd, of the Cincinnati
Catholic Tribune is in the city.
Mr. Milt Holland, of Washington,
D. C. was in the city last week.
Mr. and Mrs. James M.Trent, of St.
Joseph, Mo., were in the city last.
"Satchell," Charles S. Morris, return
ed to Louisville, Monday evening.
The price of the WESTERN APPEAL is
$2 per year, 60c. per three months.
Mr. David Ellison, of Helena, Ark.,
was at the Grand Pacific last week.
Miss Octavia Morgan, of Springfield,
111., is visiting Mrs. Lucinda Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bullett, of Kansas
City, Kan were in the city last week.
Mr. J. A. Seaton and I. H. Oliver, of
Baltimore, were in the city last week.
Messrs W. H.Moseby and Sam Smith,
of St. Louis, were in the city last week.
Miss Sadie Wilson, of Fondulac, Wis.,
is the guest of Miss Blanche Newsome.
Miss M. C. Richardson, of Boston, is
visiting Mrs. J. Q, Grant, 2927 Vernon
Hon. J. W.Whipper,Judge of Probate,
Beaufort, S., C. was in the city last
Mrs. Harvey Davis, of Louisville, Ky.,
is the guest of Mrs. Larry Scott, 1709
Miss Lavma Houser is in the city the
guest of Mrs. A.C. Brown, 167 E. Wash
Mr. W. H. Berry, of Wilmington,
Del., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Misses Josie Lee, Bella Thomas and
Mrs. S C. Brown, of St. Louis, are in
Mr. B. P. Morris, of the Sea Island
News, Beaufort, S, C, was in the city
Mr. M. A, Baker, delegate to the
convention from Texas, was in the city
Mr. W. G. Brown, of Omaha, is visit
ing Mr. T. H, Thompson, 3250 Butter
Miss Loiuse Collins of Deleware.Ohio,
is the guest of Mrs. Dave Knighton,
266 25 street.
Mrs. Leah Jane Cambpeil, of Love
land, Ohio, is the guest of Mrs. Robert,
Rev. T. B. Caldwell, of Nashville,
Tenn., P. E. of the 3rd district, was in
the city last week.
Rev. Thomas Jefferson Smith, editor
of Smith's Brad Axe, Pittsburg, was in
the city last week.
Mr. Chas. C. Pointz, of Cincinnati, O.,
spent several days among friends and
relatives last week.
Mrs. C. Thos. Lively and Edith
Matell, are visiting their brothers, J.W,
andT. A. Thompson.
Miss Mary E. Butler, of Englewood,
111., graduated from public school
yesterday with honors.
Mr. E. W. Mathews, the Washington
broker was in the city last week and
called at the APPEAL office.
Miss Fannie Miller, of Omaha,
Nebraska, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Marv Thomas, 1220 Michigan.
If your wall paper is soiled have J.
E. Brown, 2921 Dearborn St., clean it
and you can't tell it from new.
Mr. Joseph Houser, of Cairo, 111.,
special examine* of tLo Ponoion JO
paitment, was in the city last week.
Rev. W. H. Coston, of Mt. Pleasant,
Iowa, was a guest of Mr, and Mrs. N.
Brooks, 3149 State street, last week.
Mr. Daniel Seals, of San Francisco,
Cal., was in the city last week at Briggs
House. He gave the APPEAL a pleasant
Mrs SI. A. Lee, of Vanwert, Ohio,
who has been visiting her daughter,
Mrs. D. S. Scott, left for her home Mon
Mr. N. E. Bobson, of the Brotherhood
Band of Indianapolis, is the guest of
his sister, Mrs. Mary Thomas, 1220
Mrs. Ida Thomas, of Richmond, Ind.,
is in the city visiting her brother, Mr.
J. T. Curry, the tonsorial artist, 3737
Mr. Wilfoid H. Smith, a brilliant
young lawyer of Greenville, Miss., was
in the city last week, a guest of Mrs.
Misses Slinnie Crosswhite and Mabel
Mordecai, of St. Louis, were in city last
week, enroute to Marshall, Mich., to
spend the summer.
Messrs Charles Slater, W. Brown, C.
R. Plumb, Irvin Anderson and P. Ball
Thomas, of Cincinnati, were doing the
convention last week.
Miss Lizzie Clark, daughter of Samuel
W. Clark and Miss Leona Travis, of
Cincinnati, are visiting Mrs. Robeit
Crawford, 2735 Dearborn.
Slessis J. A. Johnson, John Blunt, J,
A. Burnett and Miss S. Possie, of
Montgomery, Ala., are visiting Mr. D.
D. Lacy, 353 West Adams.
Mr. E. Glass, of Hopkinsville, Ky.,
and a delegate to the convention, also
Geo. Brent, are in the city visiting Mrs.
J. W. Polk, 47 Seymore street.
Rev. C. H. Sheen, of Biitish Guiana,
S A., preached last Sunday morning,
at Bethel church. He was the guest of
Rev. W. F. G. Reed all the week.
Mr. W L. Darrow has been quite sick
for several weeks at his residence, 2130
Butterfield street. He is being treated
by Dr. G. C. Hall, our rising physician.
Mr. James H. Woodford, of Buffalo,
N. Y. enroute to his home from Spring
field, 111., passed through the city
Thursday, of last week with his bride
nee Miss Euretta Florville.
James Scott, son of Winfield Scott,
died Tuesday morning, June 19th, at
11.15, funeral took place Thursday,
June 21st, at 10:30 a. m.,from the house.
Services were conducted by Rev. C. S.
Sir. Geo. E. Harriet, of Georgetown,
S. C. and Mr. C. M. "Wilder, ex-post
master of Columbia, S. C. but at present
residing at Washington, D. G, were
guests of Mrs. E. Lewis, 2922 Calumet
Ave., last week.
A large crowd was at Bethesda Sun
day, singing by choir and speaking by
scholars. The report of the secretary
show that the school has improved
wonderfully on the year before, both
financially and in membership,
Sirs. Mary Starr, mother of Mr. J. E.
Wright, Louis Wright his brother, of
Xenia, aLo Sliss Alice Starr and her
brother, of Cbillicothe, were the guests
of Sir. J. E. Wright, 3220 Butterfield
street, last week. They have returned
to their homes,
Some discussion was caused over a
letter which was received from the Rev
Bird WiJkins by his followers, stating
that he hud captured Tascott and would
be in Chicago to build next. Perhaps
he would do better on the police force
then he would preaching.
Bro. David Smith, whom the Olivet
church has been waiting on for several
months, is here. Things are getting
warm, he says he intends to show some
body up or some one will show him up.
A. business meeting will be held Mon
day night when the APPEAL will be
Another base ball club. It hails
fromBrockway and Milan, 154 Clark
street and will be known as Brockway
and Milan nine and they are prepar
ing to challange the Indianapolis boys.,
The officers are W, H. Lee, president
M. Black secretary M. Pearse treasure:
M. Modley, captain J. C. Cookson,
W. D. Dixon of the Dixon Cadets has
left that company and taken charge of
another company. An effort is being
made by the other company to induce
the boys to come in with them and
form a battalion but it is thought by the
friends of tne boys that they will not.
At the next meeting it will be decided,
they will also elect a captain. Wattu
Scott in the canidate,
ORDER AT OLIVET.
he Great Choir Strike'
he Old Leader at the Head.
Sunday morning on special invitationTp,
an APPEAL reporter visited the Oliyet
church to see the situation of the strik
ing choir. Tbe choir is composed of
about 20 young misses.between the ages
of 14 and 21 with Mrs. F. A. Powell as
leader. After dismission the reporter
had a conversation with one of the lead
ing members, who said: "You see Mr.
APPEAL that Mrs. Powell conducts. hir
own business and will not be dictated
to by some members of the church who
are here from Kentucky and other
Southern states that can neither read
nor write, and don't know when a note,
io euunQea on tne organ. "We read
with interest your interview with Mrs.
Johnson which I think was indeed
good, yet I believe she was wrong in
trying to push her daughter on us when
she is not competent to play for the
choir if her mother will let her alone
to allow her to take lessons she will in
due time make a first class student.
We love her and would like to see her
succeed." "Who will furnish music
for the choir now?" asked the reporter.
"We have secured ,Sfiss Gertie Jackson,
as there seemed to be some objec
tion to Mrs. McSpadden, I think
the former is the finest organist in the
city, and we are going to keep her. As
we were leaving the church we met
Mrs. Powell, the leadex, who said, we
now have an A No. 1 choir, they are all
young yet I will in a few weeks have
them alright. We only need a few
more male voices. You can say to
your readers that we will in a
few weeks have the finest choir in the
You must read the APPEAL to be well
informed about Chicago affairs.
Grand entertainment next Slonday
night, by the stewards and stewaidesses
of Bethel church.
The oldest child of Sir. and Mrs.
Skinner, of Butterfield street,was taken
with the St. Anthony dance.
Nothing preventing,-Rev. Reed will
preach about the good women of to
day ^heir good will and influence in the
church and the world.
Quit that health destroying weed
tobacco and cigaretts, and use Colgan's
St, Thomas church gave a very pleas
ant sociable at Sirs. Thompson, 2715
Dearborn street, Fiiday evening, a
large number wrere
On Thursday evening June 21st, 1888,
Mrs. C. H. Morgan tendered a grand
reception in honor of her two neices,
Mrs. Parks and Miss Peterson, also her
sister in law Miss Morgan, the amiable
and entertaining young ladies of Spring'
field, III. The evening was pleasantly
spent in dancing and playing of social
games and partaking of refreshments.
The following persons were present:
Misses Sadie Wilson, Luella Pointz,
Annie Bland, Octavia Morgan, Mrs. L.
Nelson, Mrs. Bell Patterson, Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Morgan, Messrs. J. H.
Green, W. H. Berry, of Delaware, J. H.
Lynch, of California, A. C. Johnson,
F. D. Adams, of Ohio, T. W. Lee, A. C.
Smith, G. H. Ayers, R. C. Davis, Wm.
Thompson, W. M. Calwell. Wm. E.
Toles, A. A. Ciarrisoso, of New Mexico,
Wm. Anderson and the APPEAL.
ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS ANMICAGO?SATUKDAY, JUNE 30^1888.
late Presbyterian General Assembly in
defense of his race' during the debate on
the question of org&nic pnion between
the churches in the North and the
churches in the South, attracted so
much attention, was present, and spoke
If you are troubled vrith rheumatism
on catarrh see Dr J. B. Bubbins, No.
1471 State street. He can cure you. No
charge for consultation. Office hours.
8 to 11:30 a.m. 6 to 8 p.m.
Sirs, Sol. Taylor, No. 2733 Dearborn
street, will sell you a new piano for $6
cash. That is for $6 she will put a piano
in your house and you can pay 1.50by
per week until it is paid for. You'd
better see her about it.
Mr. Willie H. Jackson, a young
Colored man, is employed by J.
Fenton, wholesale and retail dealer
and manufacturer of horse goods. He
is learning the trade in all its branches
and is the only Colored man in the
Sliss Lulu Hayter, of 92 Park avenue
tendered Miss Skinner a reception
Friday evening, June 22, previous to
her departure for the East. The house
was beautifully illuminated and the
parlors were profusely decorated with
vases of choice cut flowers. Several
musical selections were rendered,
afterwhich, games and a general con
versation followed. An elegant table
of refreshments was prepared for the
A very pleasant dinner was given
Thursday of last week, by Miss Fannie
Jackson, No. 3222 Butterfield street.
There were present Hon. J. S. Hinton,
Capt. J, H. Thomas and Deputy County
Clerk A. B. Manning, of Indianapolis,
Ind., Sir. George L. Archer, Mrs. Sallie
Morton, of Slatton, 111., Sirs. Betsey
Buford, Mice Bolle Jaokmnn. and MLr
Edward Jackson, of Springfield, Ohio,
Miss Ada Bell, of Terre Haute, Ind.,
Mrs. Anna Wilson, W. H. and G.
Jackson, of Chicago, and Mr. J. Q.
Adams, of St. Paul.
The Presbyterian Society of Chicago
assembled at 3:30 p. m. on last Sunday
at the house of Mr. and Mrs. T. F.
son according to appointment. f$ %f
The Rev. W, C. Franklin, of Rogers
yille, Tenn., whose apeeoh before the
nklin is Ihe honored
was in the city look-
He left for Cm-
Paul Doings for One Week
Two Souls Made Happy.
Items plucked here
Go to Society Hall, sf^rake
Mr. Moses Davis has returned from
Miss Lizzie Ridley^of Nashville is
visiting Miss Fracnes Lewis.
It's a girl weighing 14 lbs and that's
why Mr. Swede looks so happy.
Sir. Wm. Singleton and Mifes Courtney
Dover were quietly manied Thursday,
The Odd Fellows will givea grand ex
cursion August 1, to Lake Minnetonka.
Are you going any where July 4th?
If so, do not forget the low rates via
Mr. Geo. Blackwell, of Chicago, was
in the city last week the guests of Mrs.
M. D. Pettis, 495 Fuller.
Mrs, W. R. Godett and her two
children leave Monday for a visit to
relatives in Kipton, Ohio.
Mrs. Phil Hunton is expecting her
sister Miss Lettie Wilson andTier sister
tn law Sliss Mary Hunton.
Sirs. Allen French entertained at din
ner last Sunday, Mesdames Marshall
and Harper of Minneapolis.
The entertainment given by Stevens
Lodge at St. James church Thursdaj'
evening was an enjoyable affair.
Cmldrens day was appropriately ob
served at St. James church. The church
was decorated and the exercises nicely
Cyrene Commandery, of Slinneapolis,
will assist at the grand entertainment to
be given by Pilgrim Commandery, at
Drake Block, Society hall, July 4.
Girls if you would have sound-white
teeth, sweet breath and perfect diges
tion, chew Colgan's Taffy-Tulu, our best
doctors and dentists attest its merit.
It looks as if every one was planning a
holiday on the 4th of July. The low
rates announced by the St. P., SI. &
Ry., will influence a great deal of
iss Nellie Banks and Mrs. Jennie
Bradshaw, of Kansas City,aie in the city
for the summer. They are staying at
Mrs. James Bannister's 192 Martin
July 4, the grand promenade concert
Pilgram Commandery will take place
at Society Hall, Drake Block. Two
grand marches, Sir Knights Drill.
Refreshments served by the ladies.
The entertainment at Pilgrim Baptist
Tuesday evening was something out of
the ordinary and was really enjoyed by
the large crowd present. A fine pro
gramme was rendered. Mrs. Geo.
Adams certainly deserves great credit
for the excellent management of the
Monday night being the second anni
versary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
M. D. Pettis, a number of friends sur
prised them at their cozy residence on
Fuller street. The party was composed
of the following ladies and gentlemen:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howard, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Lyles, Mr. and Mrs. Allen
French, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bell
SleBdames John Berry, J. K. Hilyard,
W. R. Godett, Geo. Hunton Misses
Bertha Heathcock, Cora and Florence
French, Lulu Griswold, Alice and
Mabel Berry, Hattie Johnston Messrs
George Harrison, John Harrison, Chas.
James, Will Brown, Lewis Wilson, W.
R. Ridley, Stephen Alsop. The affable
host and charming hostess made all
feel at home. Congratulations were
exenauged and refreshments served.
Catches Fish as well as Souls.
Rev. J. F. Thomas, last week, enter
tained an average of 20 ministers a day
at his house both Methodist and Baptist.
He says his church is the only one in
Chicago that held divine services every
ntght both Methodist and Baptist. He
took some of the preachers to the
government pier to fish, he beat them
them took them home and fed them
on the fish that he caught.-
Bethesda's Big- Bazaar.
The Bazaar of Nations at Bethesda
church Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings was a grand success, Japanese,
Turks, Germans, Irish, Jews, Mexicans,
Swiss, Gipsies and Indians were re
presented by various persons. The
farces produced were very funny. The
tableau "The Genius of Liberty," gave
a chance for Mrs. Minnie Thompson,
who is probably the most beautiful
woman in Chicago, to show her pretty
face and form. Delicious refreshments
were served. The affair, which reflects
credit on the ladies who managed it,
netted a neat sum for Rev. Chavis.
Excursion July 4th. Do not forget
the St. P., M., & M. Ry., has made
very low rates, tickets to be sold
July 3rd and 4th, good returning until
5th inclusive, for further particulars
see ticket agent,
Hanging of Patterson Jack-leg
Facts From the Falls City.
Subscribe for the WESTERN APPEAL.
There is an excursion to Taylorsville,
Harrison and Morton are good enough
Mr. Will Fairfax, of Cleveland, is in
Mr. Will Bell returned to Chicago
There is to be a grand picnic at Short
Line Park, July 9.
Miss Laura-Thomas who has been
quite ill has reoovered.
Mr. Richard Higdon, of Frankfort,
was in the city Monday.
There were 29 Colored persons before
the city court last Monday.
Mrs. Ed. Warden returned from
Evansville, Ind., last Monday.
Sir. J. Q. Adams was entertained at
dinner Sunday by Mr. D. H. Wilds.
An immense crowd was at the picnic
at Daisy Park Monday despite the
Mrs. Charles Roxborough is quite
ill at the residence of Mr. W. H.
Charlie Bush, a 10-year old boy wasselections,
arrested Monday, charged with steal
ing a horse and wagon.
Mrs.Savannah Ryan and Mrs. Phoeby
Rice, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., were the
guests of Mrs. L. T. Whitman, this
Mr. and Sirs. G. B. Taylor, Sirs. T.
W. Walker and Mrs. Abbie F. Morris,
of Cleveland, are guests of Mrs. M. L.
Mr. J. K. Hilyard, of St. Paul, was
in the city this week the guest of Mrs.
M. E.Thirft. He left for home Tues
Miss Mary V. Robinson entertained
ai dinner Tuesday, Miss Mattie R. Jack
son, Messrs J. K. Hilyard and J. Q.
Adams, of St. Paul,
The APPEAL with Louisville column, is
for sale every Saturday, by Henry Nor
ton, 926 W. Walnut street, and N. L.
Neal, 509 W. Green.
Monday Slessrs J. K. Hilyard and J.
Q. Adams, of St.Paul, took a trip to New
Albany and were entertained at dinner
by Sir. P. M. Grundy.
Slorrison Taylor, aged 26, was ad
judged an idiot by the county court
Monday and Hannibal Jackson was
appointed to take care of him.
Slessrs L. J. Herbert, James Davis
and J. H. Fletcher, of Washington, D.
C. and Sliss Eliza Hubbard, of Shelby
ville, Ky., are guests of Sirs. Mary
Dean, 105 W. Walnut.
Sir. Granderson Smith and Sliss Alice
Johnson were united in marriage at the
residence of the brides' father No. 609
Broadway, by Rev. John Frank, Thurs
day. Full particulars next week.
Mr. Will Harris while lowering the
flag on the city hall Tuesday morning
had the trap door to fall on his arm and
breok it. Dr. Muller reduced the frac
ture and he is getting on very well.
The Kentucky masons celebrated St.
Johns Day at Knox Presbyterian church
laBt Sunday, The sermon was preached
by Rev. W. M. Hargrave. There was
only a medium sized audience present.
The Ohio masons celebrated St.
John's Day Slonday at Seminary Park.
There was a fair sized crowd present
and all had a pleasant time. Excellent
music was made by Prof. Timmons'
Sir. Geo. Murfree wishes us to correct
the statement made in the last issue
about Bro Barry. He was not excluded
for what he believed but for teaching
doctrines contrary to the customs and
usages of the Baptist church.
The trip of the Dumas Literary Club
to Frankfort was a very pleasant affair,
The performance was well received by
a crowded house very liberal in ap
plause which was well merited. The
party returned Saturday much pleased
with the trip.
Martha Bibbs and Virgie Taylor both
loved tne same man. They met Mon
day in the neighborhood of Ninth and
Broadway and had a wordy war which
ended by Virgie knocking Martha down
with a brick. Virgie tried to escape but
was chased, captured and locked up on
the charge of assault and battery.
Mr. J. Q. Adams, editor of the
WESTEEN APPEAL was in the city this
week working up the interests of the
paper, visiting friends, etc. He was
the guest of Mr. Horace Pearce. He
was looking remarkably well. It seems
that the great Northwest agrees with
him. He left for home Thursday.
Wm. Patterson was at last strangled
to death last Friday morning protesting
his innocence to the last. He professed
religion and joined the Baptist church,
.Thursday morning he was baptized a
tub in the jail, Revs. Richard Hatchett
and John Mitchell preforming the cere
mony. The general belief is that he
was innocent, and had he been a white
man would have been pardoned.
A gentleman who has been out of the
city about two years returned last week
on a visit and.dropped into a Fifth aven
ue church as that is the proper thing to
do. He was pleased with most he saw,
a subsequent conversation
see that the Rev. Frank continued the
objectionable practice of his .immediate
predecessor in inviting what are com
monly called "Jack-leg" preachers into
the pulpit. Last Sunday morning there
two of these worthies propped up there,
one of whom spent the most of his time
in sleeping while the other chewed to
bacco and had to get up to use the cus
pidor frequently. The theme of the
young pastor was well handled and in a
way that interested the hearers.
ST. LOUIS SIFTINGS.
Matters and Things in the Fu
Reception to Miss McLeod.
Sir. P. F. Scott has' returned from
Miss Lucy J. Lewis, of Davenport,
is in the city visiting friends.
Miss Katie L. Crawford has gone to
Ann Arbor, to spend the summer with
Messrs Hale G. Parker, Hutchins
Inge, Arthur D. Langston and others
of our young men have gone to Chicago
to attend the Republican Convention.
The Summer High School Alumni
Association held their annual entertain
ment Wednesday evening, June 20th,
after a fine programme, consisting of
essays, reading, vocal and instrumental
the remainder of the evening
was spent in dancing.
The society event of the week was
the grand reception given on the eve
ning of 19th inst, by Sir. and Mrs.
Samuel Slordercai in honor of the grad
uation of their grand-daughter Sfary E.
SIcLeod, Miss Mary who is a young
girl of eighteen summers, graduated on
the moining of the 19th from Summer
High School with great credit. Her
essay, "The People in Meet," was well
written and most excellently delivered
it showed a depth of feeling and
thought that is to be highly admired in
one so young. The floral presentation
of her friends were magnificent and as
numerous as beautiful huge baskets of
every conceivable design horse shoes,
ships, shields, etc., and as she stood
upon the stage surrounded by these
gifts she seemed almost lost in the
wilderness of flowers. In the evening
the parlors of her grand-parents were
filled with young people eager to con
gratulate and honor the young graduate.
The time was delightfully passed with
music and dancing until the wee sma'received
hours. There were in attendance Prof.
O. SI. Waring, principal of the Summer
High School, and his son, George, Mr.
and Sirs. L. P.Clamorgan, Sir. and Sirs.
E. S. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Mc
Leod, Mesdames R. J. Wilkinson,
Carrie Helms, Langston, Reynolds
Misses Estella Hickman, Ida Bartlett,
Carrie and Nettie Wilkinson, Ella
Whelts, Slamie Reynolds, Tazzie
Thomas Messrs Reynolds, Grifin, An
derson, of Cincinnati, O, Slason, Rivers,
Hickman, Clark and many others.
Sirs. Powhattan Beatty entertained
the Aesthetic Club in fine style last Fri
Mrs. Yeiser, of Frankfort, Ky is in
the city the guest of Sirs. Rice, of Rit
Prof. Isaah Mitchell, of Jackson, Miss.
passed through the city on his way to
Wilberforce College to visit his brother.
Mr. L. H. Wilson of the Third Nation
al Bank has just returned from Detroit
where he has been spending his summer
The two famous Republican clubs the
R. B. Elliott and the Capt. S. W. Clark
Capt. Ford Stith Ruffin will participate
in the grand centennial parade July 4,
Mr. Henry Simmons, of Parkersburg,
West Va., passed through our city on
his way home from Chicago, where he
went to boom Blaine. He is as jolly as
The union picnic of various lodges of
theG. U. O. ofO. F. of the city at the
Bellvue House last Wednesday evening
was a very enjoyable affair. Although
not so well attended as usual. Prof.
Jno. L. Evans Orchestra furnished the
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can be run, with the least expenditure
of power and the smallest amount of
wear and tear on machinery and roll
The builders of "The BurliHgton"
had this in mind when selecting the
eaBt bank of the Mississippi for their
line, and the result proved the wisdom
of theii selection. From St. Paul the
heaviest grade is only sixteen feet to
the mile. Travelers who care for
smooth and easy riding and fast trains,
with nothing to prevent being "on
tame," will secure their tickets via "The
Burlington," to be had of any coupon
ticket agent. For further information
write to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass.
Agent C, B. & N.R.R., St. Paul, Minn.,
Paid Th em to Go.
President Salomon, of the republic of
Hayti, has paid $5,000 to each of two
members of his cabinet to leave the
country forever. They had plotted hia
overthrow, but accepted the bribe, and
mm but i?aa lorry J^ *ffl leave for nj)w horo?i *hifl,week,
4 1 *&*** Has The Largest
$2,00 PEE YEAE.
A large number of Minneapolis
gentlemen of color and a few ladies,
availed themselves of a ride to Chicago
last week, among whom were Judge
Huut, F. E. Wilson, W. R. Rogers, A.
G. Plummer, Wr.
Price, P. P, Johnson
The notorious Ida Dorsey of this city
a fine of $350 and orders to
leave the city immediately. She was
taken up on an old indictment. The
petition sent into the police commis
sioners last week seems to have done
no direct good.
The apron and nectie social given
last Tuesday evening at Freya'sHall,
No, 505 Washington avenue S., proved
a grand success both financialy and
socially. The net proceeds being about
$40, which will be applied to make up
deficiency in pastor's salary.
One of the most pleasant social events
ot the season was the strawberry social
given by the Odd Fellows Fraternity
of this city at Plummers' Post Hall, cor
ner Washington and First avenves last
Thursday evening. An elegant large
dining room was well filled with
luxuries and in due time the desired
number of ladies and gentlemen march
ed in and began the festivities ofthe ev
ening. In adjoining room dancing was
freely indulged in until a late hour. A
grand financial and social success was
Mr. F. L. Fortson has returned from
Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. He
has been attending school at this institu
tion for several years and this vacation
brings with him six young men from the
Collegiate department of the University
Messrs. Calloway, Du Bois, Anthony,
SIcCiellan, Jenkins and Yalley, who
have come North for rest after years of
teaching and digging at Gieek and Latin
roots, and who propose in order to pay
their expenses next year in school, to
give the public a chance to hear some of
the inimitable jubilee songs and other
music popular and classical, for.which
Fisk University is so noted. This insti
tution, as all know, is doing a great
work for the Colored people, it has
been established about twenty-five
years and has 116 graduates. The stu
dents are nearly all poor and have their
own way through school. MoBt of
them accomplish this by teaching in the
country during the summer months.
Big Show in Dixie.
There was a church entertainment in
Smithville, Ga., the other evening, at
least one was to be, and this is the ad
vertisement: "Notis given to All There
Will be a christian A magic wonder
show at tbe Baptist church on Friday,
& Saturday night and all friends are res*
pectfully invited to attend the Beauti
ful sight. In which will give Great sat
isfaction to all who attend the Same. It
is said or witnessed By hundreds of at
tendee. To one of the fines magic
wonders That ever performed on this
C. & W. Give notice by blowing a horn
3 times Notice also by Ringing the Bell
on each night of the show Admittance
15 cent chil-at under 12 years 10 cts
Doors open at 830 performance at 830
oclock Showed by Prof E W S Aun
stead from Hampton Va."
is a Dandy.
William Dandy, a Colored man, down
in Georgia, rests his hope of fame upon
the fact that he can kill, pick and clean
a chicken in the nicest possible way in
side of thirty-three seconds.
All Sorts from the Flour city.
Mr. Frank Blake is on the sick list.
Mrs. S. L. Smith is visiting in Still
water this week.
The presence of Mrs. M. W. Lewis, is
missing in our city this week.
Mr. P. P. Johnson and Wm. Price
made a flying visit to Chicago last week.
Mr. Jasper Gibbs served two weeks
on the jury, ending Tuesday of last
Sirs. C. L. Hunt leaves next week for
a visit to her friends in Wisconsin and
The picnic given Thursday by Messrs,
Geo. Williams and R. Burke was a very
Don't forget the magnificent operas
at the Peoples next week. See pro
gramme on page 4.
Old and young find health and pleas
ure in Colgan's Taffy-Tolu gum, it is
perfectly pure. Get Colgan'stake no
Don't forget the Sabbath school
picnic to be given next Wednesday at
Lake Harriet, by the A. M. E. Sunday
One of the most pleasant affairs of the
season took place at Mrs. Farr's Hair
Store 521 Nicollet avenue last Friday
evening, in the form of a social.
Mr. R. T. Grey is visiting the court
house quite frequently this week, occa
sioned by being drawn as one of the
Mr. C. C. Carter leaves next Tuesday
for Chicago which place he will accom
pany Sirs. Thomas, his late wife's
mother and his children afterwhich be
Rev. E. Mitchell preached at the
East Side church Sunday morning. The
old members are pleased with the idea
of having services continued during the
absece of their appointed pastor.