Laying The Corner Stone
The corner stone of the new Bethel African Methodist Episcopal church was laid yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering. In the box were laid a pocket bible and a paper, containing a list of the subscribers to the building fund". The new church will be a yeneered brick strcture, 30 by 65, and will cost over 83,000. Theexercises opened withan eloquent address by Rt. Bev. John M. Browh, of Washington, D. C, one of the pioneers of the church which he represents His words were full of encouragement. The presiding eider, Rev. James N. Henderson, and Rev. John Hart, a former pastor of the church, assisted in the services. In the evening a lawn concert was given on the lawn of John Freeman on Miller-ave. Remarks were made by Rev. A. Cottman, Bishop Brown, F. A. Merchant and others. Miss C. Freeman read a history of the church, and music was rendered by several soloists.
Ann Arbor Register