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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT 1107
I STREET, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C.
W. O. CHASE, Editor and Proprietor.
C. C. STEWART, Business Manager.
Eutered at tho PoetofEce at Washington, D.
D., as Recond-clasB matter.
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muBt be addierwftd Ux tL Rtiainrwi wnir
'Matter for publication and on prirate buBineaB
must be addressed to the Editor and Proprie
tor. In conjunction with the Bee. the mana
gers hare established a News Bnreau of tho
Colored Press. We are prepared to furnish
biographies, special correspondence and news
itemB at a reasonable price. The object of the
bureau is to furnish colored Journals -with
epocial Washington letters when they have no
special correspondents. We have some of the
best writers in tho country connected with the
bureau, which will enable us to furninh truth
ful, spicy and conciso correspondence. Give
the News Bureau a call.
' There is one department under this
, . x ,
uuvi'juiiienb, wnere coioreu mun are
treated like human beings, and that is
libe Pension office, under Colonel W.
W. Dudley, of Indiana.
Colonel Irish, of the Bureau of Print
ing and Engraving, i; not the man he
Ihas 'been represented. 1 1 we have been
(informed correctly we shall make-a
ireview of him in our next issue.
The Bee, under the resurrecting in-
iluence of Win. C.Chase, is a paper thai
lis taking rank among the colored pa
pers of the country. Washington Cor-
vesponacut Palmetto Press.
Thanks to the Pram for this compli
ment. "We shall make the Bee the
Heading paper in the country, controlled
iby colored men. All we want is time.
We tender our thanks to the Ohio
colored press association for the invita-
Mon to be present at their convention
and reception, which took place on the
27th, and regret our inability to have
Ibeen present. Long may the colored
iPress Association of Ohio live and be
aipower in the land.
We would like for the board of trus
tecs of the public school to discrimi
nate relative to Professor Gregory's
child, and those of Doctor C. B. Purvis.
If Doctor Purvis' children are white
and he also, then we have no more to
say, but if he is considered colored and
Professor Gregory's also, then Profes
sor Gregory has just as .much right to
send his child to the Prescott school as
-r tur-i.M.T-1-v -.-. ....,
to the Franklin school. Will the board
lpleu.se explain V
Congress should consider that por
tion of the President's message where
Ihe recommends an appropriation for
'the obliteration of illiteracy in the
.South. If the colored race in the South
Iliad one-third of, the: advantages the
Northern colored people had, wo would
mot hear so much abuse against the
.'Southern negro, but jus it is, the South
Ihas iproduced the greatest colored men.
They are more enterprising, better
politicians, make better statesmen, and
to-day they hold better and more
Ihonorable positions than the Northern
negroes, who seem to boast of their
white schools and advantages.
The white Republicans of the Fourth
Maryland Congressional District made;
;a great mistake when they defeated
one of the most influential colored men
lin the State, Mr. James Jackson. The
Baltimore Daily News in a. leading
editorial seems to rejoice at the defeat
of Mr. Jackson as candidate for the
city council. White Republicans must
Hearn to stand by the nominee of the
iparty just the same as colored Republi
cans. The Daily News is mistaken
when it says that Mr. Jackson and his
followers withdrew from the contest,
because Mr. Jackson as well as his fol
lowers were informed by the white
Republicans of the Fourth Maryland
District that they (the white Republi
cans) would not support a negro for
the city council. The motto of the
white Republicans was, "No nigger
need apply." Mr. Jackson to-day sways
more influence in the State of Mary
land among the colored people than all
the white Republicans combined. He
lis a gentleman of high integrity, and
no tlonbt the white Republicans will
some day regret the action.
PUBLIC COLORED SCHOOLS OF
WASHINGTON AND GEORGE
The settlement of important, legal
questions affecting the interest of
those schools: and fixing a policy that
would in some measure secure to them
under the Consolidated Board the
legal rights enjoyed under a separate'
board, was the most pressing duty de- inS :in3'thing much, to say nothing of
vnivfnn m,nn th0 i.nn.AeAnTn- r hls unconquerable dullness. If the
volung upon the representatives of cditor of Glohe win confme him.
those schools during the first year of sdf to trying to clean up things a little
their service. It will be necessary to in the narrow limits of New York city,
give further important correspondence ne-vvill find he will have more than he
between the school officers and the;anwittiout coming down this way
commissioners. The necessities fnr 1 to dean off our snow.
schoo'-house accommodation was felt -r iv-.iif.nrM Th,0c rpi u
severely, and the following action was '
taken in the Board July 8, 1S75. j
i.i. xxiuuks onerea me lonowing
preamble and resolution, which were
Whereas there is not sufficient and
iproper school accommodation in the
Second School District of Washington
City for colored children and the
rentetl brtrrAck Gliding being totally
unfit for use for school purposes;' and
whereas by act of Congress jtjic Board
of Trustees is given the control of all
funds for the support of schools for
' colored children; therefore be it
Resolved. That a committee be an-
i , . . x
j pointed to consist of two members of
this Board and the Superintendent of
Colored Schools of YS ashmgton and
Georgetown, to consult with the hon
orable Commissioners, and make all
necessary arrangements for the secur
ing of a site and suitable plans for a
school building t6 be erected ill said
Second District and report to this
Board at its next meeting.
The chair appointed as the special
' committee Messrs. Brcoks, Johnsom
and Superintendent Cook,
. The extraordinary pressure upon the
columns of the BEE to make known to
the public the fine efforts of our mer-
chants to enable the people to supplv
., . --,, . , . , ll
their Christmas and IS ew i ear s wants
compels us to make the present article
very short. "We hope to have more
space soon and will then give the im
portant correspondence, between the
Colored Representatives and the Com
missioners of the District of Columbia,
relative to the legal rights and wants of
' these schools. Finding that there was
no legal way out of recognizing the
' claims of these schools under the laws
I of Congress the Commissioners of the
. District of Columbia raised the ques-
- Won of tliHr legal powers ami 1 buy sites
and build school-houses fur the colrcd
schools, and referred to preamble and
resolution of the Board to the At
torney for the District for his legal
opinion, taking care to make known
to that ollicer what there own views
were, and that they claimed they had
not the legal power: this was a seriou?
difficulty and embarrassment to the
trustees, and prevented them from buy
ing a site and erecting a building in
i tnc ''olured school division where the
need for a building was most urgent
1" our next we will give the opinion
of the law officer and the report of the
committee. Want of space prevents
our doing so now.
Mr. T. Thomas Fortune, editor of the
New York Globe, has been most respect
fully referred t ) his own files by Mr
! Milton M. Holland, and how he will
account for the stultification so clear! v
manifest in his own paper remains to
be seen. But however he gets out let
him not plead his very profound igno
rance as any excuse for his unqualified
misrepresentations. That he is truly
ignorant of our District affairs we will
agree, but must maintain that it can
not be offered in extenuation bv a man
of such unlimited pretensions.
When Mr. Fortune saw fit to enter
the field of journalism we were glad,
for we thought his aim was to make
an honest living in a decent way.
When he assumed the role of an Inde
pendent and got politically too moral
to longer associate with his black
brethren in the Republican party, we
were satisfied doubly: first, because we
recognize the right of every man to
change his political opinions and tone
his morals up or down to any standard
of civil service reform he may see fit;
second, because wo knew he would not
be able to earrj a half a dozen black
Republican voters to this new found
land of Promise with him. When it
appeared he sold out to the Democratic
party, body and soul, we still had some
respect for him. But when he forsook
the last vestige of noble manhood and
degenerated into an unpaid mouthpiece
and messenger to carry out the erratic
and envious conceptions of a few com
mon society negroes we despised him.
We oppose any man who, at the bidding
of another, gets down and barks at gen
tlemen passing along and up the re
spectable avenues of life any man who
lor no reason undertakes to belittle the
respected citizens of a community.
The editor of the Globe has evidently
ben barking up the wrong tree, anil
brought down more than he can got
away with, for Mr. Holland, in his let
ter, has certainly pulled the editor's
long hair very hard. Truly Mr. For
tune must have lost his files and is de
pending upon the yarns his Washing
ton correspondent spins about the Cap
ital and its people: and if that be the
case he had better stop it immediately
and come nearer to the scene of action
himself whenever he wants to Avrite of
Wellington and its affairs, for Mr.
Reuben Smith knows little of what is
really going on in this city.
In his last issue the editor of the
Globe says he much prefers that Mr.
Holland should have gotten some friend
to write for him. We have onlv this
to say in regard to that: That if he
much preferred that Holland had got
ten somebody to write before, he will
ary much lament that Mr. Holland
docs hi own. writing this time. As to
who the editor of the Globe would or
would not appoint if he had power, it
is not worth thinking about, it is alto
gether too far-fetched. The colored
people here were entirely satisfied with
Mr. Holland's ability and his candidacv,
and supported him to a man and would
do it again. And even if there were
any question of Mr. II.'s ability, who is
to sit in judgment on it, the editor of
j the Globe, or the citizens of Washing
ton and the President?
Now since it has come to this we
ask in all candor what does this editor
of tbe Globe know about "eminent and
conspicuous services and the executive
ability" of any man? What oppor
tunity has he had to learn anything
luuiiL jneii, iniiigH or measures, wny,
nis very age would preclude his know
Ohio, and Miss Marrian Parker, of
Vineland, N. J., are in the city, and are
the guests of our most generous and
popular citizens, Mr. and Mrs. S. W.
Estern, 1109 F street, 25" r.hwest. Mrs.
Thomas and Miss Parker are both ami
able ladies and well-known in our circle.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDI-
tOR OF THE NEW YORK
Hts Inconsistencies Shown up He
Proves Himself a Consummate
Liar Colonel Milton M. Hol
land's PuiLinc Unanswerable
The Washington Cokkespond
ent of the Globe is Mistaken as
Usual Read His False Predic
tions President AitTiiuu Com
plimented by Col. Holland
The People's Endorsement, Etc.
Wamungton, Lee. 20, 162.
Editor New YorJ: Globe:
Your paper for last week has Hot
reached me, but 1 have seen a copy in
the hand iff Mr. Matthews, which con
tains yourjreply to my note of thel8th.
That part of your editorial of the 16th,
to which my note referred, read as fol
lows : "The Washington Gazette says
that President Arthur has made up his
mind to appoint a Democrat to the
Commissionership of the District of
Columbia, made vacant by the expira
tion of Morgan's tenure. The colored
people of the District, who comprise
one-third of the population, have re
peatedly urged upon President Arthur
the justice of giving them the position,
since the whites already have two Com
missioners ; but the colored people al
ways invite defeat by putting forward
the weakest man they could find and
dividing on him. The nearer the He
publican party gets to the division line
of North and South the more inclined
is it to give the colored man the cold
I saw just three points to which 1
desired to call attention and to test
your sincerity and their truthfulness :
1st. That in this appointment the Pres
ident and the Republican party gave
the (.old shouhW to colored men be
cause of their color. 2d. That the can
didate was the weakest the raee could
have seleeted : and Md. That the race
always invites defeat by putting for
ward their weakest
man and dividing
The first proposition I understand
you to withdraw ; the second you pos
itively assert to be true, which necessi
tated the withdrawal of the first. Upon
the third vou areas dumb a-s an ovster,
or if you commit yourself at all it is
vague and meaningless. But I shall
give you the benefit of the doubt and
allow you to say that the second and
third propositions are true. Then the
Republican parly is absolved of all
blame and your wrath is visited upon
the candidate and the race.
As to the second proposition 1 have
to state that I shall not lose any sleep
on account of your opinion of me. You
have a right to your opinion of men,
things and measures, and I have the
right to say that the opinion entertain
ed of me by the editor of the Globe will
neither add to nor detract from me
where 1 am personally known.
Meli like Douglass, Bruce, Lynch
and others were unable to discover mv
insignificance, but it was left to a man
whom I never met, to recognize, but
twice in my life, and that on occasions
when he called on me to pave the way
to secure my subscription to his paper.
Wise man, indeed, who in less than an
hour fathoms a mortal and knows more
about his past life and capabilities than
men at least his equal, who have known
mv? ior moie man iwenry years.
In your ixsiie of .1 uly 20, speaking of
the Commissionership, vou say: "The
candidate urged for the place by some
of the very best men of the race is Mr.
All lion M. Holland, a citizen oi Ohio.
resident in the District, who has the
endorsement of a largo popular follow-;
; m- it. .ii.,. i : r
inft. mi. ixuii.ui.il.- v juuuy iii.ui in
much ability and would make a good
Commissioner." How do you reconcile '
subsequent change of heart as to my j
ability ? j
Is the third proposition wholly true? j
In an editorial of September 3th you I
asserted that Mr. Langston had been
put forward for tho Commissionership
(presumably by the colored people).
In view of Mr. L.'s candidacy are yju
not unfortunate, in the unqualified
statement that the colored people al
ways invite defeat by putting forward
their weakest man and dividing on
him? I remember that in addition to
his having been put forward and failed
for the Commissionership he has been
pressed by the colored people and failed
for the following offices, viz: Delegate
to Congress for this District, Solicitor-
General United States, Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, C4overnor of New
Mexico, Judge of District Columbia
Courts, President of Howard Universi
ty, Memb?r of Board of Public Works,
D. , Vice-President United States at
Philadelphia Convention of 1S72, Mem
ber of Hayes' Cabinet, Commissioner of
Agriculture, and Member of Garfield's
Cabinet. Because Mr. L. Avas defeated i
for these twelve places, will the Globe
assert that ho was the weakest man the
race could have selected ?
So far as I know the colored people
of the District of Columbia were not
divided as to my candidacy, and vou
knew when you asserted that there was
a division of sentiment you magnified j
less than a dozen men, (including the
Globe's men) and but one of the num
ber Langston's brother-in-law a cit
izen of the District, into a respectable
division with sixty thousand citizens
of the District of Columbia.
You know further that you inaugu
rated the little disaffection there was
in the interest of Langston, as I shall
Mr. Langston's arrival was announc
ed in the Globe August 19. Your cor
respondent states, in the same issue,
that it was rumored that Mr. L. would
lv appointed Commissioner. Up to
this time, at least, there was perfect
unanimity for me.
In an editorial of July 29 you com
menced paving the way for Langston
by stating that you had it from good
authority that I could not be appoint
ed, but that Mr. Douglass or Langston
Was that statement true'
as either appointed f . t
Your Washington correspondent in '
issue of September 2d undertook to be-'
little me and eu'ogz?s Mr. Langston, i
declaring that he is not a candidate, '
but his many friends are earnestly
urging his claims for the Commission-
ership. Was that true? :
in your isujoi September ZdUyuur,
""-. J . n V .- i
correspondent 1 mm died extract from i
letter printed in Washington Republi
can asking that Langston be given the
Commissionership. Was this published
to harmonize the race on their candi
date, or was it done to divide them ?
In an issue, date forgotten, you tried
to make it appear that I was antagor.-
ized by Prof. Greener, when you knew
that such was not the case.
In an editorial of SeptomberoO, "Too
Much Greatness," yoii said "three
names had bpen put forward for the
Commissionership : Mr. M. M Holland,
Prof. Richard T. Greener and the Don.
John Mercer Langston. Prof. Greener
claims to be out of the fight. Mr. Hol
land and Mr. Langston hold the field
alone." So much to show that Lang
ston was a candidate. Now in the lat
ter part of that editorial in contrasting
our records, did you not intentionally
and to prejudice my claims ignore the
fact that I was a soldier in the war of
the rebellion, a" ml received two medals
for distinguished conduct on tiie field
of battle-, that 1 was admitted to prac
tice law in 1871, having graduated
from the Law School of Howard Uni
versity, and that I served acceptably
two terms as member of the Board of
Education of this District? To say
you did not know these things is to ad
mit your incapacity to judge and impu
dence in attempting to pass upon my
In your issue of November 4th, your
Washington correspondent says it is
stated upon good authority that Mr.
Langston is to be appointed District
Commissioner. Why then was he not
appointed? Did any one tell him that?
If so, was it good authority? This-',
Mr. Editor, must have been the same
good authority that told you Douglass
or Langston couUWjc appointed Com
missioner? n the same letter your correspond
ent tells us that it is reported that Mr.
L. IT. Douglass is secretly mentioned
for the Commissionership. Was that
true? Did this not grow out of the
inventive brain of your correspondent?
Did he not cut this out of whole cloth,
and publish it for the purpose of creat
ing the impression that the Hon. Fred
erick Douglass was playing me false
and thereby weaken my case in the in
terest of Langston?
Was not all these stories published
in the Globe the result of a conspiracy
to defeat me, hoping thereby to secure
the appointment of Langston? Truly
this is a sad exemplification of the doc
trim "that the end justifies the means."
Are you not convinced that you are
the chief conspirator?
Now in regard to your intimation
that it was .immodest in me to address
you a note in response to your editorial
criticisms of me, 1 beg to state that I
had a precedent for so doing. Mr.
Langston, your candidate for the Dis
trict Commissionership, some time ago
through the Globe, replied to strictures
upon him by the Echo, and the Globe
editor was neither shocked nor felt it
his duty to lecture the Professor upon
the propriety of his conduct. But does
it not matter with thu Globe "whose ox
is gored?" My note of the 18th inst.
had the desired effect. I did not be
lieve the Globe desired the appointment
of any colored man as District Commis
sioner unless that man was Langston.
Your answer confirms me in that opin
ion. The truth is you attempted to
use this act of the President and the
Republican party for a low and base
purpose. You tried to make it appear
to the colored people of the country
that the Republican party w a?, false to
its colored friends, and instanced this
single case in support of your assertion;
but when pressed you showed your
cloven roonn iuiniiiiing that the Pres
ident did a wise and praiseworthy act
in treating the appointment as he did,
and as vou would nave done had vou
been clothed with the appointing p'ow
.r Whiinil inulrhv'
j As to the action of the President in
I11V ra:u, i have nothing to say; but I
. . ' J .
, :m, determined mat no personal ani-
mositv that you and vour Washington
correspondent bear me (for what cause
i know not nor do I care,) shall be used
j,v V()U lo Wound the partv to which
the race owes its present position in the
nny politic and from which vour
Washington correspondent gets bread
while aiding the enemy. There has
been lying enough done about the Com
missionership. My good name is the
result of nearly fort' years of unaided
effort, and I shall defend it by saying
with emphasis, you must not add insult
Milton M. Holland.
SCRAPS AND NOTES.
Our city is a live mass of visitors
from the East, West, North and South,
and how pleasant it is to observe that
everybody's house has a latch-string
hanging out at the, end the legend :
"Welcome, come in !"
If there is any particular thing that
the discussion on Civil Service Reform
has drawn out, it is the cloven foot of
the Democrats. In the most simple
and straightforward vernacular we have
learned from the old leaders in tho
Senate during the debate that the chief
aim of the real Democrats is to hold
and have all the offices.
A great many people have had it in
their heads that Tom Ochiltree, of
Piivuc !!; fnlm i 7?mii1liiT-i (J. ,. s.K
the b;lck im you ;..,i m
der the scratch a regular Democrat, a
fellow with a tenacious grip, who un
derstands masks and faces and their
use and good; one. who can play faro
and draw poker, drink champagne and
mould lies, and then put on the armor
of the heavens and play the devil in
Mr. Grimke preached, as he always
does, an able and practical discourse
last Sunday morning. Mr. Brooks,
the able pastor of the Nineteenth-street
church, is proving equal to all that his
most sanguine admirers and friends
predicted for him. There has never
been abetter feeling, more real Chris
tian unity, concord and true religious
feeling in that church than there is
now, and thus mav it ever be.
The "Monday night" last Literarv
SBS3T "S sritfai
mix well, neither do sap heads and
heads intelligent. It is better to be a
fool among great men than a great
man among fools. Literary people can
govern an association, but when thev
3 '- .J r V dUll i
are weighted down with a lot of hulks '
who have no idea or real conception of
what is meant and the meaning of lit-
erature, it is only a question of time
. . ' (
for the disorganization of the associa-
This also refers to art associa-
Mr. Carroll preached quite an inter- i
esting sermon last Sunday night,'andPIlssB- Johnson, at the corner of 4th
he had seemingly an audience that was I ana streets, S. E.
deeply interested. The service all the I Miss Columbia Bailey 2123 Twelfth
way through was dignified and Chris- street, X W.
thin-like, but before the benediction
there was ii stampede from tne ganerj
which ttas simply -disgraceful. Mr.
Carroll, wo advise you, in order to
break up this loathsome business, that
you put godd strong itshers at the gal
lery steps and tell them to allow no
man to come down until after the
doxology. If you fail in this, call out
names, and you will soon find that this
is a curing remedy.
Mr. Daniel Brooks and his elegant
wife are with us for a Chiistmas time.
Dan, since we last met you have turned
grey, 1 am bald, Each of your grey
locks remind me of the days past and
gone happy days! I suppose my
baldness reminds you that there is a
place where there Is no parting? Se
lah. Dr. Blyden is going to discourse on
"Africa"' at the Fifteenth-street Pres
bvterian church Sunday evening.
Well, to us who live in this country,
we know of an Africa not far beyond :
just at our door. We shall go and
hear Dr. Blyden as a matter of respect
and honor for so distinguished and
learned a man, but the pennies we
have to give away is for our home
mission Africa, and the advice we
have to give to the young men that
have been educated since the war is,
stay at home and go south, there's your
proper field of labor.
Mrs. Joseph Morrison received some
very handsome presents on the occa
sion of her marriage, and the best
thing of it is that every article is use
ful. There has not been a union ef
two hearts that drew out more kind
words and expressions of good wishes
from a legion of friends than the one
of Joseph Morrison and Annie Pleas
ants. There is not a man or woman
in all Washington that has not wished
them iov, happiness, peace, plenty,
and the most bountiful prosperity.
"Blessed be the tje that binds their
hearts in Christian love."
In the House of Representatives res
taurant, to colored ladies and gentle
men who visit there and have luncheon,
it is a fact that Jthey receive better
treatment from Mr.De Shields and his
white assistants than they get from
some of the colored waiters who make
out several ways and means to get
around waiting on their own color. A
lady sat in the restaurant at the House
Wednesday for full thirty minutes, and
saw several idle waiters, colored, but
they gave her the snub until her friend,
a man, made his appearance, then tb?
colored man served her order.
Do the commissioners want a case?
Send two or thrcsMinunifornied police
honest ones that will tell the truth
on Fourth street, next Sunday, between
G and L, and they will be able, if they
will tell the truth, to report that there
is very little observance ot the Sunday
law along that neighborhood. Last
Sunday, indeed, it was disgraceful. I
counted over sixteen men that entered
one bar-room side entrance, and the po
lice were on the corner above winking
at it, for they too, perhaps, had been
there. There is nothing that beats
keeping in with the police. What do
you sigh ?
There will not be any grand concerts
again soon in this citv at fiftv cents a
head. The press here have put a veto
on that kind of humbuggery. Now
let us go for some of the most unmit
igated frauds and shams that exist.
They are here and we must show them
up. Let us cry aloud and spare not.
' To begin with : One certain rich man
on I street put his foot down and said
that there should be no liquor sold on
the corner of Fourteenth and I streets,
because it was a place piincipally pat
ronized by colored people and a labor
ing class, but yet it is said by all save
this nabob of I street that Mr. Don
nelly's place w;is orderly and quiet,
and there was no objection only from
the rich nabob, who is now ruling the
city with his iron rod of hate, malice,
and prejudice. No, Mr. Donnelly will
not be allowed to keep a saloon corner
of Fourteenth and I streets, but the
nabob allows Mr. Jack Chamberlain to
keej) on the corner of Fifteenth and I
streets a "guilded hell," and why is
this thus? Because the poor man
must be crushed out, says this nabob,
but the rich lawyers, the fat contrac
tor, the lobbyist, the gamblers, the
horse men, and the sporting fraternity
are all powerful, and must not be mo
lested, for if they are Mr. Nabob can
not use their influence fo crush out the
poor ami enrich his own pocket. That's
If the investigation that has been
hinted at shall go on and attempt to
get at bottom facts, it will be shown
that many of the heads of departments,
especially cabinet officers, are guilty of
nabobism. We can show a proper in
vestigating committee that men, 'vho
are down on the pay-rolls as messengers,
laborers, copyists, clerks and watch
men, are compelled by orders from the
heads of divisions in the various de
partments, to go to the residences of
the chiefs and perform menial duties,
such as putting down carpets, putting
in coal, "cleaning up the house," sitting
on the hack box, acting as flunkey,
opening the door to receive guests,
waiting on table at receptions, running
errands for "Missus," and at times
attending to questionable business for
the heads, and these persons who have
to do this are down on the pay-roll of
the department, and many of them
never see the building, only on pay
day. These persons dare not complain,
for if they tlo, or if it was known that
they "talked out in meeting," a pretext
would soon beground out, and they shot
out of the building. Here, as it is, we are
looking at a kind of apishness and a
model idea of a new kind of slavery
everj) day, carried on by the advanced
thinking people who run the govern
ment. What right has the head of a
department to make flunkeys and ser-
i vants for his personal use out of material
that the tax-payers pay to ac
j sengers, laborers or what notV
LJ -J A -1. a M 1. !. 1 .- IF! 1.-V . !.
THOSE WHO WILL RECEIVE O
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M1SS jVlaI7 & -N- Thomas, assisted
b)' -sscs Julia R. Bush and M. Wil-
uams ; irom z until y p. 31.
Mrs. C. V. Haggs nee Lawrence, of
T 1 -
-Boston, -Mass., will receive at 446
- Ninth f
street. S. W.. from 12 to 8 i m.
She will be assisted by Miss R. Hick
man. rs- Hr. Graham Dorsev. assisted bv
Anew form of phosphorous termed
white phosphorous has been discov
ered by Professor Remsen, ofthe Johns
'the captain-general of the Philip
pines reports that, after a severe hurri
cane, the cholera, vhich was of a bad
type, nearly disappeared from Manilla.
Unripe grapes contain an unusually
large quantity of extractives, acids,
ash and phosphoric acid, and a small
proportion of alcohol, the extractives
having as a rule, a sort of gelatinous
Continuous baths, as carried out in
Vienna, aro reported unofficially by M.
Lenoir as verv efficacious in the treat
ment of skin diseases, and he warmly
recommends their introduction into the
hospitals of Paris.
Where the air is charged with sul
phur fumes the tints of foliage in the
fall, so noticeable elsewhere, arc not
produced, and there is no burst of glory
in the woods before the trees sink into
the repose of winter. The leaves sim
ply blacken, shrivel up and fall to tho
Mr. F. 6. Whitehouse contends that
the caverns of the island of Staffa, in
cluding the famous FingaFs cave, are
artificial, and created by the hand of
man at some very early period. He
bases his theory on the Gothic shape of
the roofs, the sheltered location of tho
caves, the lack of evidence of erosion of
the rocks bv water, and the insufficient
mechanical power of the sea-waves at
that island to excavate such caves.
According to Professor Loomiss about
one fifth of the entire land surface of
the globe has an annual rainfall of less
than ten inches, and a still larger part
has a rainfall so small as to make it
valueless for purposes of agriculture,
except in the limited districts where
irrigation is practicable. In North
America an almost rainless region is
found in Southern California and Ari
zona, and in a large district about Slave
Lake the yearly precipitation of water
is only about ten inches.
Dimples Made to Order.
That artificial dimples can be and are
made when and where desired, seems
to be an establishod fact, from the fol
lowing confession of a Chicago lady :
"Learning that there was a place in
the city where dimples were made to
order, I went there out of curiosity. I
was shown into a parlor somewhat
resembling a dentist operating room.
There was a glass case full of bottles
washes and wigs, and a regular den
tist's chair that suggested a world of
comfort. To me presently came a
dapper little man in a velvet cut-away
coat, and whose face wore a complacent
smirk. I bashfully suggested the dim
ple question, and asked for some points.
I roftlly wanted a dimplo in my arm,
and told him so. But I insinuated my :
disbelief in his ability to produce the '
necessary article. Whereupon he con- !
vinced me by practice. This is how it
is done : My arm being bare, and the !
exact spot indicated, he placed a small
glass tube, the orifice of which was ex- '
tremely small, upon the spot. This j
tube had working within it a piston, '
and was so small that when the handle i
was drawn up the air was exhausted '
from the tube and it adherd tothetlesh,
rassmg a slight protubelonce. Around '
this raised portion the operator daintily I alw5is proceeds a milk train is not l-p-tied
a bit of scarlet silk, and then took I clluse its sPeed is greater. It k I'
away his suction machine. The litfckj
point of skin that was thus raised he
sliced off with a wicked-looking knife,
bringing the blood. I tried hard not
to scream, but it was so unexpected
that had I to. Then he bound up the
arm, placing over the wound a small
silver object like an inverted cone, the
point of which was rounded and
polished. This little point was adjusted
so as to depress the exact center of the
cut. Then he told me to go away and
not touch the spot until the next day.
When I came at that time he dressed
my arm .again, and this operation was
repeated for five days, when the wound
was healed. The silver cone was re
moved, and there sure enough beneath
it was the prettiest dimple in the
world ! And all I had to pay was $10.
Qualities of a Soldier.
Sir Garnet Wolseley, England's mili
tary chieftain, was asked by an Ameri
can correspondent :
"What do you think are the most es
sential qualities of a soldier and aD
army:!' He replied:
-'Esprit de corps and pride. A soldier
should be proud of his profession, and
he should have the greatest interest
and feeling for his individual command
He should be dressed well. Even
should he incline toward dandyism that
should be encouraged. The "tetter you
dress a soldier the more highly he will
be thought of by women, and conse
quently by himself. The' Duke of
Wellington said of his officers in Spain
that many of the best of them were the
greatest dandies. Men in the cam
paigns of the past used to pride them
selves in being slovenly. To be un
shaven and dirty was supposed to be
the sign of a good officer. The spirit
runs like wildfire amongst an army
Whatever the officers think fine the
men will think so, too. It is very dif
ficult to make an Englishman at any
time look like a soldier. He is fond of
ipngish hair and uncut whiskers. In
,v.C.n . ,. ...... . . ... a nr TlfltS a
ineneia no person snoum wear nis hair
over half an inch inlength. It should
never be long enough to part. No man
can have smart hearing who can part
his hair. Hair is the glory ofa woman
but the shame of a man."
Tho touches of her hands are liken, ,
Of velvet bdow flakes- hk, V faQ
dou Kes'Uke Stench oi
The peach josi bmshes vainst ii,
wall; B the Sardoa
The flossy fondlings of tho thistle ;,
Caught in the crinkle of a lea oi?
The blighting frost has turned fr
to crisp. om freea
Soft as the falling dusk at ni2ht
The tooche? of hor hands, and thn v ,
The touches of her hand! bghU
The touches of hor hands are Hka ih
That falls so softly down no on, v ,
The touch thereon save lovers like k
Astray in lights where ranged Endynuoo!
Oh, rarely soft, the touches of her hand
As drowsy zephyrs in enchanted land.-"
Or pulse of dying day; or fairv ,.
Or-in between the midnight and the id,
When long unrest and tears and f
Sleep, smoothing down the lids ot
Hanging fire The chandelier.
Man advertises, then realizes.
The best press A press of busing
- "Come down," said the voung man,
stroking his upper lip.
The use of iron cannot increase tho
running qualities of a dog, hut tin can.
Men who have money to loan take
the greatest possible interest in their
A Michigan horse ate ten pounds of
starch without feeling very murh
Freckles a.re not so bad. It Is
that one girl does not object to seem
them on another girFs face.
Some ot the Asiatics are now cook
ing their meals on American stove.
This is preferrable to the old styl ,f
serving up Americans op. A&iaiif
A marine disaster : "Yes," said tU
captain of the ocean- steamship, "
had a very expensive trip this tiir?.
Very little sea-sickness; passengers ate
Women are such queer crpaturestat
no man can understand' them. IndM
it has been generally conceded that th
only way to find a woman out is to rail
when she is not in.
The papers very kindly tell tho pwi
man how to make a nourishing ?mip
out of a small piece of meat. If they
would only tell him how to get th
meat his wife would be much mort
A Vermont lawyer has printed alM
to nrove that the earth is r0imW
j years old, and that there is no rpavn
, why people shouldn't live a thousand
years. Probably they don't jibt out
. of sheer laziness.
"Julia, my little cherub, when rioe
your sister Emma return ?" Julu "1
don't know." "Didn't she sayanthing
before she went away ?" Julia "
said, if you came to see her, that shp'
gone till doomsday.
A matter of mulplicati'm : Twhpi
"Why, how stupid you are, to if
sure! Can't multiply eight-fight lj
twenty-five? I'll wager thut Charl
can doit in less than no time." Pupil
"I shouldn't be surprised. Thf-y aj
that fools multiply very rapidly nowa
days." The reason that an exprpss tr-rn
cause the cow-catcher on the enginp i
used to catch the cows in time to 1p
milked before dark. After thoy ar
caught they are run on the side track,
the cows, we understand, doing the
A medical journal says that whn a
man wants to sneeze and cannot, if he
goes into the sunlight he will find the
exect equal to that of snuff. The in
formation must prove a great cornft
to a man when an elusive sneeze pjz
! his nasal organ about 9 o'clock P. M
He can make a trip to some country
where the sun is shining, or defer the
. sneeze until next morning.
"Have you seen the new stylf d
sleeping cars?" inquired a drummer f
the conductor. "No, I think not," h
replied; "what are they bk-?' "Well,
they differ from any I have yet seen,
and I don't they will bo wry popular."
"What are they called T "Prohit:
tion cars." "That's a somewhat sinjri
lar name," thoughtfully mused the
ticket-taker. "Why are they so-called5"
"Because," said the cute commercial
traveler they won't have any porter
THAT THIEVISH DAME.
In childhood days, ere yot she knew
The words of gifts, she'd freoly tako
The presents sweetmeats, toys and nch
He offered for her friendship's ako.
In later years, when older grown,
Quite different. r.gs she took like this .
His arm at parties hat and stick
When'er he called, perhaps a kiss.
Ir tnrn, she tobk his purse-.his time,
His love, this thievish dame,
Not then, it seems, was she content :
For last of all she took-bis name.
Professor Crudelli, of Rome, points
out in the Practitioner that the keep
ing of plants in ill-ventilated rooms
may cause malarious infection even
regions where malaria is unknown.
Professor Eichwald, of St. Petersburg,
reports the case of a lady who was a
tacked by true intermittent fever while
livini? in a room containing plants, ye
after the removal oi tne nu- r-
cure without relapse was
The unwholesome influence is
, , . .. nInts but to the
I due not to the plants, om
damp earth in which they grow.