means a large concourse of people filled the Zion's Church,
North Russell Street, on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 1884, to
listen to a literary entertainment, consisting of addresses,
music, dialogues, etc., the participants being members of the
association. At its conclusion, all repaired to the vestry,
where many availed themselves of an opportunity to indulge
in a chocolate and bubble party. Quite a large sum was
realized from their efforts; and through the president, Mrs.
Harriet Hayden, the proceeds were turned over to the treas¬
urer of the Committee on Centennial, Brother J. L. Edwards.
The following ladies composed the committee on this suc¬
cessful entertainment: —
Mrs. Harriet Hayden, president ; Mrs. R. J. Jones, vice-
president ; Mrs. C. F A. Francis, secretary ; Mrs. F Adams,
assistant secretary; Mrs. J. Dorsay, treasurer ; Mrs. M. T
Howard, Mrs. J. J. Smith, Mrs. A. Ellis, Mrs. G. Simmons,
Miss Eliza A. Gardner, Mrs. Mary Buchanan, Mrs. E. L.
Booker, Mrs. E. Benjamin, Mrs. M. Wilson, Miss C. Wash¬
ington, Mrs. Caroline Wentworth.
A vote of thanks was tendered to the association, and trans¬
mitted by the Grand Secretary, Charles F A. Francis.
At the final meeting of the Committee on Centennial, held
Friday evening, Oct. 24, Brother Isaac Mason, chairman, took
occasion to thank his several associates for their hearty co¬
operation in making this entire celebration a success, and
read a communication from the Most Worshipful Grand Mas¬
ter, Brother Thomas Thomas, congratulating the committee
for the glorious result of their labors; and he was also glad to
announce, that, while celebrating here in Boston, our brethren
at Philadelphia, Penn., and at Washington, D.C., were taking
notice of this important event, by a grand display of the craft
in both cities, thus demonstrating to the world their interest
in African Lodge 459.
The Committee also decided to print the proceedings of
the entire celebration, and the following brethren were ap¬
pointed the sub-committee on preparing and printing the
same: Lewis Hayden, Julius C. Chappelle, Andrew M. Bush,
James Camrell, Charles F A. Francis.