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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. ,August 20, '90.
White Lilly Tabernacle No. 111, gave one of the grandest celebrations ever given in this section of the country Saturday,
August 9, 1890, at Atton Depot. Tabernacles present were Hillsboro, No. 123; Victoria, No. 42; Charlottesville Union, No.
80; Bright Hope, No. 118; Charlottesville Rising Sun, Porters Precinct; Chestnut Grove, Howardsville; Lone Star, of Staunton.
Annual Addresses were delivered by S. Saunders of Charlottesville, Va.,Dr. B. Mason of Hillsboro, Rev. Milton Howard of Staunton,
Va. Rev. D. W. Spears of Afton, Master of Ceremonies, A. Southall. Refreshments were hand in abundance. John L. Hayes, general
manager. Committee of arrangements: H. J. Brown, Corneila Rhoads, Rev. D. W. Spears, Rev. A. M. Banks, Henrietta Jett, Lucinda
Watson, Matilda A. Brown, Eliza J. Brown.
Mrs. Lawyer Hayes is in the city the guest of Mrs. Robert Kelser.
Mrs. Susan Manning and Miss Mary Bullock, daughters of Mr. B. Bullock left here yesterday for Washington, D. C.
Messrs. Alexander and Bullock are looking for a business site in Basic city, they wish to extend their business.
A festival was given at the First Church, Monday and Tuesday nights for the benefit of the Parsonage Society. A joyful time
was had and also the refreshments of the season.
Mr. Elijah Thomas, member of the First Baptist Church, died Monday morning. His funeral was preached Tuesday at 3 P.M. by
Rev. Lee Jones. He had been sick for several months, and his devoted wife deserves praise for attending so faithfully and
untiringly his sick bed. He is sadly missed.
The Piedmont Industrial Land Improvement Company have [sic] purchased that large Brick-house and lot belonging to Brockman's
on Main street in a popular part of the city. It was knocked off to them for two thousand one hundred dollars, they being
the highest bidders. Hurrah! For that Negro Company. Who says that it is a humbug now?
Alexander and Bullock are not going to leave Charlottesville, they are only looking for a business site, to enlarge their
business so their friends need not be discouraged but go there as usual for their groceries, and the PLANET. 411 W. Main St.
Summary of Article
Reports on the intention of two Negro businessmen to expand their grocery store.