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Chicago's Haps and Mishaps and
Items of General Interest Ga
thered by the Staff of
APPEAL Reporters.
Mrs. Zoe Bryant is visiting friends in
Mrs. Geo. "Yv. Hamilton has returned
-from Cincinnati.
Mrs. Wilson, of 2703 Butterfield street
died Taesday morning.
Mrs. Lucy Rankin leaves for Louis
ville to-night to visit relatives.
You must read THE APPEAL to be wejl
Miss Mary Finch of Springfield, 0., is
in the city the guest of Mrs. E. Brooks.
Furnished rooms for gentlemen only,
at Mrs. S. Gant's, 213G and 2138 State
flfcooms and board for gentlemen only
'at Mrs. H. Pumpfrey's 510 State street,
third flat.
Mis3 Jennie Mordecai, of St. Louis is
in the city the guest of Mrs. Yeizer 2902
iButterfield street.
Mr. C. F. Adams of THE APPEAL made
a flying trip to Indianapolis and Cincin
nati this week on business.
Should you wish first class meals
seived in first class style try Mrs. J. H.
Hunters No. 201 Third Ave.
Mrs. Huron Shelton, formerly of St.
Paul, Minn is visiting her sister, Mrs.
R. D. Smith, 436 Wells street.
The Kindergarten Association will
"hereafter meet at Bethesda church, on
the second Tuesday of each month.
Messrs. Pope and Smith, 121 Lake St.
-will clean and repair your clothing and
*nake it as good as new. Give them a
Have you tiied the meals at Mr. R. K.
Jones' No. 211 Third ave. top flat? No.
Well, tiy them and you will not eat any
whei else.
St. Paul's picnic takes place Wednes
day July 10 at Elliot Park Mattison, 111.
Train leaves depot at 9 o'clock stopping
at all stations.
If you wish to get household goods at
\he lowest rates on time go to the
People's Outfitting Co, 171 and 173 W.
.Madison street.
Godfrey Comraandery No. 5, Knights
Templar will give its annual picnic on
July 16'fh. 1 ook out for furthei particu
lars in Tun APPE SX.
If you are looking for first class rooms
4ind meals try Mrs. Lucy Brown No.
155J Third ave. near Polk stieet. Tian
sients accommodated.
For RentNicely furnished room for
rent to man ied couple at 3154 Butter
field street, with privilege of light house
keeping. Rent reasonable.
Mrs. Alicia Dunlop and her sister
Miss Florence Miller will arrive in the
city in July, and spend the summer as
the guests of Mrs. J. C. Plummer 2974
Dearborn stieet.
The popular resort for the young folks
out South is the ice cream parlors of
Mr. I. B. Walters No. 2828 State street.
Sunday nights after church, if you wish
to be in the swim go to Walters'.
Willis McDevitt Mitchell the infant
eon of Frank and Cora Mitchell, died at
the residence of his parents, Dearborn
street, Sunday night. The funeral was
preached Tuesday by Rev. Henderson.
Mr. Edward Brooks and Miss Julia
Springsteen were quietly married last
Thursday afternoon at the parsonage of
Bethel church by Rev. L. H. Reynolds.
The happy couple will reside at 2911
Butterfield street.
Mr. Henry Hammonds and Miss
Katie Adams were married Wednesday
at 4 o'clock at the residence of Mrs.
Dan Brown, 3208 Butterfield street.
The happy couple took the 5:30 train
for St. Paul where they will spend their
A. W. Robinson, Colored, was locked
up at the Desplaiues Street Station Mon
day night on a charge of burglary. A
gold watch, some eld coins and other
property stolen Friday night from Frank
Darrell's place, 392 South Clark street,
were found in his pockets.
Persons having local news, items etc.
for THE APPEAL should get to the office
as early in the week as possible. If
they come late they may not get in,
.as paid matter is given the preference.
Bring or send your items to the office
325 Dearborn street, suite 13-14-15.
The readers of THE APPEAL will do a
friendly act and one that will benefit
the paper greatly- by spending their
money with the people who advertise
in it. They are anxious for your trade
and prove it by advertising in this
paper. Help those that help you, or,
help your institutions. Read all the ad
vertisements as carefully as you do any
thing else and, when vou patronize our
advertisers, please let them know you
do so because they advertise in THE AP
Cherutee, the Crank, Caged.
'Yea, verily I say unto you, Judge
"Trindivi'le, that the Lord said, 'preach^
-the gospel far and wide. Go forth into
the fields and lanes and highways and
^bywave.' I did that and was arrested."
The sneaker was FerdinandjCherutee,
the crank preacher, weo was arrested
Sunday for preaching in the street and
obstructing the sidewalk.
Cherutee was attired in a black broad-
cloth coat that reached to his ankles
and wore white shoes and a white silk
hat. Around his waist was suspended a
wooden crucifix about three feet long.
Officer Dargin said he arrested the
preacher on account of the disturbance
he was creating in the steets. The side
walk at the place selected for his open
air church was too weak to stand the
strain of the crowds and it became neces
sary to disperse them.
The curiously clothed man began his
harange with great display of teeth and
eyeballs, and no doubt he would have
continued until nightfall, as he cMd in
his cell, had not the court remarked:
"Five dollars and costs." Cherutee
went to the Bridewell.
Pastors and People.
The Herman Baptist church has
regular service every Sunday at 3 and
8 p. m.
Services at St. Luke's church Engle
wood, morning at 10:45 evening at 7:30
Sabbath school at 2:30.
Pullman Mission A. M. E. Church
service every Sunday at 3 o'clock. Rev.
J. H. W. Collins, pastor.
St. Paul's Suuday school picnic will
take place soon. Look for future an
nouncements in THE APPEAL.
Setvices every Sunday morning at 11
and evening at 7:30 at St. Thomas Epis
copal Church, Rev. J. E. Thompson,
Services at Emanuel Congregational
Church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. Sunday school at 12:30. Rev. Simon
Peter Smith, pastor,
Shiloh Baptist Church 230 Sixty-third
street, Englewood. Sunday school at
3 o'clock. Services at 7:30 P. M. Prayer
meeting Wednesday.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend service at Olivet church every Sun
day morning at 11, ana evening at 7:30.
Sunday school at 2:30.
Preaching at Grace Presbyterian
Church, 3233 State street, eveiy Sunday
at II a. m. and 8 p. m. sharp. Sunday
school at 12:15 p. m. All are cordially
invited to all the services. Pastor, Rev.
Moses Jackson, 3433 Butterfield stieet.
The Chuich of Christ meets in Apollo
Hall 2730 State street. Services Sunday
11: o'clock a. m. Sunday school at 2.30
o'clock, evening service 7.30 p. m. Wed
nesday evening prayer meeting. All aie
welcome. W. G. F. Reed, pastor.
Olive Branch Tabernacle.
The Olive Branch Tabernacle No. 23
will celebrate their ninth anniversary
at their hall, corner of 16th and State
streets, Tuesday evening June 24. All
friends are invited. A pleasant time is
Testimonial Concert.
Tnere will be a grand testimonial con
cert by Bethel church choir assisted by
the best talent of the city Thursdav
June 27. Admission 20 cents. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
J. J. Banks, Manager.
G. C. L. C.
The Third annual musical and Liter
ary entertainment of the Garden City
Literary Club will take place Wednes
day evening June 26th at Ousley^s Hall,
corner of Manison and Robey streets.
Programme at 8:30 Grand March at
10:30. Cards of admission 50 cents per
couple. No one admitted without in
vitation. T. Ralls, Manager.
Rose Bud Jockey Club.
The Rose Bud Jockey Club will give
their ball at Greenebaum's Hall, Mon
day evening June 24. The affair will
be managed by the genial Ed Bowen of
the Delmonico 462 State street. Mr.
Bowen's many friends are cordially in
vited to be present.
Visitors are always welcome at the
meetings of the Kindergarten associa
The Christians' Directory is for the
protection of your church.
Dressmaking School.
Mrs. L. N. Pickenpack's dressmak
ing school is at 510 State St., second floor.
Young ladies taught to do drafting cut
ting and fitting by Mrs. Moody's ladies'
tailor system of actual square inch meas
urement We teach you how to sew by
hand or machine and how to do fine fin
ishing. Mothers and fathers it is your
interest to have your daughters learn a
trade as well as to educate their minds,
so if they should be alone, they can
make their own support and feel in
dependent. They can always get work
if they know how to sew, while they can
not always get a position as teaeher.
They can save from $5 to $10 on each
dress made. This is not a catch-penny
affair, but it is to benefit those who are
interested in their girls. Come and see
what you can learn it will not cost any
thing to investigate. See Mrs. Picken
pack talk with her she'll be delighted
to give information. Terms reasonable,
from $1.00 upwards. May be paid in
cash or in weekly installments. Stu
dents can enter at at any time. Mrs. L.
N. Pickenpack, 510 State street, second
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Chicago Churches and Matters
Pertaining to the Spiritual
Progress of Their
An Individual From Michigan
Claims Tliat he is a Bishop of
a new Dispensation.
His Record Here and Elsewhere.
Last Sepcembe there arrived in the
city an individual, attired in a coat of
ministerial tut. With sanctified mien
he said to a reporter of THE APPEAL: "I
am Bishop Lenox of the Evangelical
Mission church of Michigan."
"I am in Chicago to make arrange
ments to remove my paper, 'The Evan
gelical Mission Star' from Jackson to
this city. I dont think there is a single
Colored member of my denomination in
Chicago but I imagine I can do well
here. My paper has a 'circle' of 1,500
in the city ofJackson alone and if I come
here I think I can double it. It's pub
lished monthly. I was formerly in the
Zion Methodist church, but they were
not able to give me bread and fish so I
joined the Evangelical Mission and how
I have plenty to eat and good clothes to
That he is well known in Michigan
the following clipping irom the Detroit
Plaindealer will show:
"Bishop Lennox, self styled, with his
other prefixes that the Lord only knows
by what manner he procured them, is
raising as big a disturbance in Chicago
as he did in Detroit. He and his con
nected brethren either spent their time
filching the public or quarreling among
themselvt here, and it seemesfrom the
dispatches that he hasen't improved on
his tactics since going to Chicago.
Everyone remembers the long gosvn
^hat he wore upon the streets here, giv
ing him the appearance of a sanctified
ciank. Detroiteis were extremely de
lighted when he and his tribe left for
gieen fields and pastures new."
"Bishop" Lenox first opened achmch
at 1619 Clarke street which he called the
Methodist Evangelical Mission Church
and since that time he has been going
around the city soliciting contributions
support of his church. It is alleged
in that he claimed to be an~A. M. E.
Bihshop, so the Methodist pastors of
the city held a meeting last week to in
vestigate the matter and have issued
the following:
At a meeting of the pastors ofihe sev
eral African M. E. churches of this city
held at St. Paul's church on Tuesday
June 11th 1889 at which Bishop John M.
Brown, presided, the following was
Whereas, We have also learned that
a man by the name of Lennox, residing
some where on Clark street, this city
and calling himself Bishod Lenox, has
been collecting money claiming to be a
bishop of the A. M. E. church, and
Wheress, The A. M. E. chuich has
not now and never has had a bishop by
that name, and believing that the said
Lennox is not a bishop and believing
him to be a fraud of the first water and
unworthy of the confidence of the good
people of Chicago, therefore be it.
Resolved, That the Right Rev. John
M. Brown the Bishop df this Episcopal
district of the A. M. E. church and Rev.
Knight presiding Elder be requested to
inform the bublic through the medium
of the press of this action of the pastors
of the A. M. E. church of Chicago.
In conversation with a reporter, Bish
op Lennox said that he was once a cook
on the lake, but he determined to rise
in the world. He was made a bishop
by "twelve elders." He did not give
the names of the persons nor the date
and place ofordination. But he is perfect
ly satisfied that he'B a bishop as if the
twelve disciples themselves performed
the ordination
In his church he uses the Methodist
discipline, but does not believe in
sprinkling or immersion in a tank He
says Christ was baptized in a river and
everyone should be "put under" run
ning water. Brother Lennox has one
arch enemy Brother James Ddrey,forin
erly a bishop of the church. Lennox and
Darey had a monkey and a par
rot time on one occasion and
Darey was expelled from the bishopric
and cast into outer darkness.
Brother Lennox now rules supreme in
his diocese and finds time to prod the
fallen angel Bro. Darey, in his paper
the Mission Star which he issues
monthly. Altogether Bishop Cornelius
Lennox of the Evangelical Mission
church is great.
Drop a postal with your address to
White Shirt Co. 3611 Butterfield St. and
an agent will call to get your measure
for a half dozen of their excellent shirts.
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The Masons of the city]
the State of Illinois
John's Day at Quinn
June 23, at 2 o'clock, tl
will consist of a lecture oi
ery by the Grand Mastoi
and the Revs. T. W.
Trevan and J. F. Thoi
will be singing by some
ent of the city. There
sion start from John Jonf
328 S. Clark street, and
Chapel church. AH goal
sons are invited to tun
the Courts and Chapels,
mation read the next is
Masonic Big
Chicago and
ielebrate St.
pel Sunday
the State
rson, W. C.
also, there
s^he best tal-
fbe a proces-
)odge rooms
rch to Quinn
iand|ng Ma-
also all oi
full infor-
this paper.
Louisville LaconicsA Record of
the Happenings Among the
Colored Residents of
Kentucky's Metropolis.
Miss Ida Davis and Mr. Will Morris
will be mrrried in August.
The Colored public schools closed last
Monday with gratifying results.
Bishop W. H. Miles is well enough to
be out again he left the city Thursday.
Wm. Watson, the Undertaker, 813
Ninth street is prompt and reliable in all
his dealings.
Rumor says that Mr. Willie Ballard
and Miss Luceretia Gibson are to be
married soon.
President Henry Bain of the Pickwick
club, reports progress and says we have
ten applications for membership.
The Masonic lodges will celebrate St.
John's day with a street parade and pic
nic at Kelley's Park, Monday the 24th.
Visitors in Louisville cannot find a
better place to get good board and room
than at Mrs. Matilda Brown's No. 509circles.
West Green street.
Mr. John C. Maitin will enter an
Episcopal school this fall to study for
the ministery. Mr. Martin'is a bright
young man and will be a credit to the
Mr. Frank Jones and Miss Mamie
White were married Thursday evening,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
son, 76 Laurel street. Rev. W. H. Cham
bers officiated.
THE APPEAL is on sale ery week at
these places: Bud. Malone's, 50J W.
Green street C. Smith's 411 First street
Henry Norton's, 927 W, Walnut street
J.H. Taylor's, 515 W. Broadway J. H.
Joian's Jackson, and Caldwell streets.
The gang who followed Dr. Fitzbutler
and the Louisville Times, in the fight
against Hon. A. E, Wil'son are as sick as
poisoned dogs now that Hon. Albert
Scott has been appointed collector of
internal revenue for the Fifth district.
It serves thenT right. Hereafter boys
stick to the party and don't be led astray
by a man who is hired by Democrats to
kick up discord in the Republican ranks.
No names will be given as yet, but we
know something about a little meeting
which was held on Bullett street one
day just before the last congressional
election, which several of this gang at
tended and received $5 each to knife A.
E. Willson the Republican candidate.
Now boys you had better desert your
leader or we might call names. We
know every one of you and also who
gave the money and the instructions
given. The writer was so well on to you
that he offset your modes to some ex
High school commencements are de
cidedly popular. An audience that com
pletely filled Macauley'sTheater gather
ed to hear the exercises of the graduat
ing class of the Colored High School
Monday night. Some exceptionally
good essa} and orations were now and
then deliyered, and those taking part
acquitted themselves splendidly.'
Carrie E. Alexander was the valedic
torian, delivering a well worded oration
on the "National Strength and National
Weakness." She was followed by Aman
da Thomas, with an essay in "Scientific
Knowledge." Thomas N. Berry's ora
tion on "National Institutions" was an
excellent production, and he merited
"Ambition" was an essay by Marietta
Pickens, who bandied the subject well.
Lina B. Silkman's oration on "Mula
tkn" was distinctly delivered, and well
received. "Egypt" was an essay by
Lillie Jackson the production was well.
The valedictorian, Ella L. Bullock,
ably dealt with her subject, "Mental
The Alumnie address was delivered
by Miss Emma J. Alexander of the class
of 84.
The occasion was enlivened by music
by Prof. Schneider's string band.
The diplomas were piesented by Dr.
D. T. Smith, chairman of committee on
Colored g.hools.
The graduated were: Misses Carrie
E. Alexander, Ella L. Bullock, Lina B.
Silkman, Amanda Thomas, Marietta
Pickers, illie Jackson, Mamie Ander
son, Ophelia Watson, Clara Lawson,
Lucy Johnson, Sophie Johnson Messrs.
James N. Berry, William Scott, George
First honorElla L. Bullock, general
average 5.65 second honorCarrie E.
Alexander, general average 5.59.
Unfortunately some of the exercises
were made inaudible by some young
men terminated "dudes" who indulged
in the idea of humor and load laughing
i the corridors.
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St Paul MelangeThe Occurren
ces of the Past Week in the
Capital of Minnesota.
Newsy Newslets.
THE APPEAL takes great pleasure
to-day, in presenting to its patrons the
protrait of Frederick L. McGhee, and a
short sketch of his life. He has the
distinction of being the first Colored
man admitted to practice at the bar of
the Supreme Court of Minnesota.
Mr. McGhee was born near Aberdeen,
Wis., in October 1861. His parents
were Abraham and Sarah McGhee
After the close of the war his parents
moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where the
subject of this sketch was rallied. He
attended the schools of the city and
also Knoxville college, but only passed
through the sophinore year. He earlv
to an interest in the upbuilding of the
people and was prominent in society
In 1880 he was sent as a dele
gate to the National Council of Good
Samaritans and, in tho same year,
went to Chicago, where he has since re
hided. In Chicago, he at once took an
active part in social affairs,for which that
city is famous and, for four years, was
president of the noted Autumn social
In 1882 he began to study law and
alter three years, was admitted to
practice. In October 1885 he became a
partner of E. H. Morris, Esq., the most
brilliant Colored lawyer of Chicago.
Mr. McGhee anived in St. Paul last
Monday morning for the purpose of
permanently locating and practicing
his profession. He bore letters of
recommendation from several of the
most reputable lawyers of Chicago. He
at once called on H. G. Stone, Esq., to
whom he had a letter, and this gentle
man gave him a cordial welcome to the
city and profession, and went with him
to the Supreme Court in the Capital
that afternoon and made the motion
for his admission, which was im
mediately granteJ. Mr. McGhee met
a number of the members of the pro
fession and was accorded a cordial wel
come. He secured an office in Union
Block opposite the new court house.
He left Tuesday evening for Chicago, to
arrange for the removal of his family to
this city. Mr. McGhee is the fortunate
possessor of a most charming wife,
formerly Miss Mattie B. Crane a daughter
of John and Henrietta Crane of
Louisville, Ky., to whom he was
married in 1886. Mrs. McGhee is a
very intelligent lady, a fine musician
and reader, and possessing rare social
qualities which will make her a valuable
acquisition to St. Paul society. Mr. and
Mrs. McGhee will arrive ip our city
about July 1st and will be guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. K. Hilyard, 468 Robert
Mrs. Weldon Howard has returned
from Washington, D. C.
Messrs. Charles Lett and Henry Fair
fax left Thursday for Chicago.
Mr. Lewis F. De Lyons returned Mon
day from an extended trip out west.
Mrs. D. Horton of Cedar street left for
Omaha, Neb., this week to permanently
Mr. F. L. McGhee was entertained at
tea Monday evening by Mr. and Mrs.
T, H. Lyles.
Mrs. J. C. Berry and her daughter
Mabel have gone to Lamont, Iowa, to
visit Mr. Berry.
Mrs. Harry Shepherd, wife of our
enterprising photographer left Monday
for Kalamazoo, Mich., to visit friends.
Mrs. Estella Wilkins, 214 Norris street
first class dressmaker. Stylish suits
made for $4 and upward. Satisfaction
One of the nicest places in the city to
get table board is Hotel de Mink, No.
56 E. Sixth street. If you haven't been
there go and learn for yourself.
Mr. John A. Williams the young
theological student of Faribault will con
duct services at the church of Good
Shepherd tomorrow at 4 p. m. The
public cordially invited.
High mass will be celebrated at the
Colored Catholic church at 10:00 o'clock
a. m. to-morrow, Father Sullivan officiat
ing. Sunday school at 12 in. Evening
services at 7 30 conducted by Father
The office of THE APPEAL has been
moved from Union Block to No 76 East
Fifth street between Cedar and Minn
esota where we have more commodions
and desirable quarters. All of our
friends are invited to callt any time.
Transient visitors to St. Paul, and
single gentlemen, who desire first class
lodgings, can usually find accomodations
at Mrs. Emma Glovers No. 394 Robert
street, corner of Sixth.
Mr. George Brown the original pro
prietor of The Rialto, No 378 Minnesota
street, has again taken possession of the
restaurant. He has renovated the
whole place and has re-papered and
painted it on a nice attractive style mak
ing it one of the neatest eating houses
in the city. He has placed the price of
regular meals at 15 cents and serves the
best meals to be found in the city at
that price. A visit to his place will con
vince the .most skeptical. Give him a
call. Meals to order at all hours.
5t Louis' Social Matters glean
ings of News Etc., Condensed
Into a Small Space for
APPEAL Readers.
Mr. H. Inge will summer in Vir
Mrs. Vashon and daughter go East
the middle of July.
Misses Edith Mordecai and Estelle
Hickman leave the city early in July.
The assistants examination takes place
next Monday. We fear many will be
called but few chosen.
THE APPEAL is on sale every week at
John Page's 705 N. 11th and at the St.
Louis office 1002 Franklin ave.
The following married ladies will be
discontinued in the schools next year
Mrs. O. M. Waring, Mrs, H. G. Parker,
Mrs. G. S. Williams, Mrs. D. E. Gordon,
Mrs. O. M, Wood and Mrs. C. H. Brown!
If you wish to have first class job
printing done bring it to the St. Louis
office of THE APPEAL, 1002 Franklin ave.
We have a complete power printing es
tablishment and can neatly and
promptly execute any work, from a
visiting car* to a big poster.
The graduating exercises of Sumner
High, the 17th inst, were a success to a
flattering degree. Entertainment Hall
was crowded with auditors to witness
the pregramme. Prof. Warring was in
charge. The essays were thoughtful in
material and graceful in rendition*
The boys' orations were manly and ap
propriate. President Judson presented
the diplomas to the fourteen young
ladies and three young gentlemen. The
Sumner High Alumni association held
their annual meeting Tuesday night, at
Euterpe Hall. It was a pleasant affair.
Mr. Walter Moran Farmer our Colored
representative acquitted himself with
credit at the commencement of the
Washington University Law College.
His friends made him a little present in
in honor of his graduation. He begins
the practice of law in the Future Great.
As has already been stated in these
columns Mr. Farmer is a young man
with an unusually level head. He is
sure to be heard from.
Monday, the 17th inst was truly a day
of picnics among our people. Public
schools Nos. 1 and 3 went by the ele
gant steamer Grand Republic to Alton.
Hundreds of children and their friends
enjoyed the ride on the Father of
Waters. The boat left the landing at
1:30 p.m. and returned at 7. The All
Saints excursion on the political boat,
Annie P. Silver left the city at 8 p. m.
Notwithstanding a rain storm of two or
three hours fourteen hundred people
composed the desirable party. A trip
south of St. Louis, twenty-two miles was
made and the highly delighted company
got home a little after midnight. Both
of these picnics were highly successful,
hundreds of clean cash being realized.
Thousands of Lutherans had a fine
picnic at Concordia Park, the semi cen
tennial anniversary of the Concordia
Seminery being the occasion.
The Event of the Season.
Godfrey Commandery No. 5, K. T.,
will give their eighth annual picnic at
Island Park, Tuesday, July 16th, 1889.
This park needs no recommendation as
it is conceded by all to be the model pic
nic ground near Chicago. It is on the
C. & E. I. R. R., fifty miles from the
city. There is a commodious dance hall
on the premises, and there will be
boating, hunting, fishing, bathing
and all other out door sports that
Christians can indulge in without marr
ing their Christian feelings. Like all
other excursions given by Godfrey
Commandery, this will be the grandest
affair of the season. We therefore cor
dially invite our friends to accompany
us to the banner picnic grounds of the
Northwest, as this will be the only op
portunity this season.
No questionable characters will be al
lowed on the train, and if they intrude
they will be unceremoniously ejected.
The train, consisting of fourteen ele
gantly furnished coaches will leave the
Polk street depot at 9:30 a. m., stopping
five minutes at 63rd street, Englewood,
and arriving at Island Park at 11:30 a.
m. Those failing to get invitations can
procure them from the committee.
Round trip tickets $1.00 half tickets, 50.
Sir John Walker, Sir Jordan Allen,
Sir William Sandusky, Sir Isaac Calbert,
Sir Henry S. Ceoper, Sir Isaac H. Allen,
Sir William Oliver Sir E. H. Chatman,
treasurer Sir Geo. W. Preston, chair
man Sir Geo. W. Backer, secretary.
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A Georgia Colored man narrowly es
caped being bitten by a ratilesnake.
He fired his gun at the reptile and it.
kicked him into the Ochlocknee River.
He could not swim, but was pulled out
by a passing teamster. The snake es
caped death.
The Rev. John Jasper of "the-sun-do-
move" fame, is impassionately fond of
fishing, and he goes every day in the
week when the weather is clear, except
Saturdays and Sundays. His favorite
haunts are in the islands in James River,
and it is asserted.fish will bite at his
hook when other persons can't get a
The closing exercises of the Washing
ton C. H. High School Commencement
were held at the Opera House last
Thursday night. Scholarship in Adrian,
(Michigan) College were presented to
Miss Ada Anderson.the Colored girl.who
received the highest honors of the class.
The Colored people are delighted at the
thoughts of their race receiving the
honors in such a large class.
Cadet Young, the only Colored lad in
the battillion, at West Point, failed to
pass. He was deficient in engineering,
and regretfully heard the announcement
made. The board decided that he
should, if he so desired, be given are
examination in the fall, when he will
stand another chance for becoming a
United States Army officer. He was
fairly proficient in the other branches
and has studied hard.
There is an old Colored woman in
Clark County, Georgia, who prepare*
herself for death ever night. After a
short prayer she clothes herself in a
long flower-bedecked gown, plaites her
hair carefully, crosses her hands on her
breast and falls asleep: Two coppera
are placed on the table beside her to put
upon her eyelids. She has directed that
she be buried on.'the banks ofthe Oconee
River, and believes she is going directly
to heaven. She is angry beyond ex
pression as she wakes each morning and
finds herself alive.
There is an old Colored cobler in
Hartford, Conn., named A. P. Cleggett,
who has for twenty-five years devoted
himself to collecting and studying the
history of rare copper coins. His son
is the champion checker-player of the
State. Mr. Cleggett's collection of coins
comprises a nearly complete set of pen
nies issued from 1793 to 1856. His col
lection is very valuable, and contains
many coins almost impossible to obtain.
His group of Brittish coppers is very in
teresting. Seme of them date as far
back as 1700. Mr. Cleggett is always
glad to welcome a well-informed numis
The First Colored Priest.
Baltimore, June 20. Father Gibbons
will tomorrow perform the initiatory
ceremony toward ordaining the first
Colored priest in the United States by
admitting Randolf Uncles to the clerical
state. The ceremony of the tonsure,the
act of cutting the hair and receiving the
robes of the church will take place at
the Cathedral tomorrow. The candi
date is aBaltimorian and one of the first
of students to enter St Joseph's semin
ary. He is studying at that institution
and attending lectures at St. Mary's sem
ary. If he is ordained he will work
among the Colored people. The only
Colored priest in the country Father
Tolton, was ordained in Rome, and is
stationed in Illinois. St. Joseph's sem
inary was established to train clergy for
work among the Colored people. Here
tofore ministers and missionary work
have been drawn from England. The
first two ordinations for this field will
be made on the 21st by the cardinal.
Romano Ferrer .one of the candidates, is
a native of Spain and has studied at Bar
celona, and the other, Michael 3. Heflfer
nan is a native of.Philadelphia and stalls
ied in England. Both have attended
St. Joseph's seminary
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News Pertaining to the Colored
People of the Land of the Free
and Home of the Brave.
Gathered From Everywhere.
Sam Stewart, Colored, of Crawford
ville.Ga., drives his cow to a wagoa when
she goes dry and gives no milk. She
makes better time than an ox.
The Police Board of Dayton, Ohio, has
appointed two Colored menGeorge
Willsoms and Jeff Harristo the force
as drivers of the patrol wagons.
Tfes Vealthte^r.CplOTM
^man, in the
South is a New Orleans sugar planter
named Marie. He has an income of
$40,000, and is cultivated gentleman.
A Colored man residing near Topeka
has bought a pair of 'possums and put
out ten acres in sweet potatoes. It is
very evident he is not preparing to die.
At Poplar Plains Wm. Razor, Colored
was kicked on the head by a mule and
died shortly afterward from his injuries.
Before he expired his head had swelled
to twice its normal size.
James H. Graham, the Colored boot
black who stabbed and killed bartender
John Moeler in Brooklyn about three
months ago, has been sentenced to hard
labor for life at Sing Sing prison.
A Pullman car porter who assisted
Mrs. Halford to a place of safety from a
train which was caught in the flood at
Johnstown has been appointed to a
place in the treasury department at
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