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There will be an election ii
Petersburg Ya., next Thursday.
Democrats and independent u
publicans have united uga'ns
Mr. Taggart had no mon
ainst us then he has agaiii3t am
-foWh nil. n Certain coiored ieoil
have a lot to learn, we ktu w him
to be an honest and conscientious
The industrial exhibition unde
the auspices of the masons, with
Dr. S. H. Watts and Jb G. Uaiba
doe3 at the head of it, will be one
of the grandest e ents in the h"s
tory ol the colon d people.
The Clara-Louise letters have
been transferred to two of oui
"Wa-biugton young ladies. They
will be confined to si cial and j o
htical gossip in the iuture. These
lade3 aie well known to the peo
p'e of this city and we are c nfi
dent that they will conduct the
letters upon a high moral basfc.
We feel gratified at the increase of
our Bubsciption list this week.
Prof. J. M. Gregory has beei
re elee'ed Dean of the Colh ge de
partment by the futility ol How
ard Univeisity. This is an evi
dence or the high es eem in whicl
tue professor is held by the facul
ty of thisineti'ution. The gentle
man is one of our mobt hihl
educated in this country
Such men on our public
school Lourd a Prof. Oregon
will add to our public institutionp.
The Clara-LouiBe Utters that
have appeared in thi journal sime
Feb'urury 1834 were neither writ
ten nortl e maiterconta ned thtre
in suggested, nor has there been in
the columns of thin paper any :r
ticle, editorial, rr correspondence
of any kind whatever from tin
pen or Mr. Ge M. Arnold since
February 1884 This is said b -cUi-e
it haB been made plain to us
that during and since the late is
sue we had with the c urt, gos ip
ing people who have sought to
coiiiucl the name of Mr. Arnold,
with the management and conduct
of the Bee since 1884. Mr. Arnold
was associate editor in the fall of
1883 and to the close of Eehruaiy
1884, since which time his sole r -lation
to us has been a sub-criber.
Next week will be a memorable
one for many a happy student, who
after years of studious effoit and
privation, can then clutch their di-
ploraas aud march out into the
broad world to do battle for the
right and the elevation of the race.
Already we imagine we hear the
whizzing of the wind-mills as
each fortunate candidate bursts
forth in lurid eloquence; already
do we smell the fragrauce which is
wafted from the 'ouque and the
tiny card." But we must rem em
Der boys and girls that -windmills
are not factories nor roses acts
the one is too light to be seen
and the other too fragile to be of
any permanence so get down to
hard-pan and tackle the world
with your hands of industry and
heads of sense and capture some
thing worth having. There is
something to live for besides life,
get it if you can.
The question has often been ask
ed, whj do so many of our young
men, after completing their academ
ic course, take up the study of the
law? Prom the students standpoint
this question may be answered in
many ways. In the first place, it
may be because the student has a
peculiar taste iu that direction, or,
having cultivated no particular
taste in any given direction, he
ventures the study for the sake of
experiment. Iffbw, iu either case,
the student is justified, for if he
declines to follow the bent of his
taste in the one case, he will cer
tainly prove a failure, by reason of
the lack of a proper or adequate
interest in an uncongenial employ
ment ; and, in the other, he would
prove equally a failure, if he had
uot first determined his fitness for
a paiticular work. Moreover a
lack of sufficient funds prevents
students from going out iuto active
business life, while the few dollars
iu their pocket offer an inducement
to make the most of their time while
"waiting for someing to turn up."
The question with the student is,
hlow can I best utillize my time
while awaiting the results of the
measures i nave put into oppera-
tion to secure me congenial aud
permanent employment? True, he
miyht go abroad and lecture, or
teach or engage iu some other un
congenial employment, but he is
not satisfied aud his work will be
but poorly done. Besides he is do
ing no one any particular harm by
uis studies. He spends a little
money, but that is his and it was
made to spend for honorable pur
poses. This he will tell you, il
you onlj ask him aud it is his right
to do so.
uie'ViAVi'nt'inofejnstified in study
ing the law. This we think not for
the students sake alone. "We, as a
people, have little or no idea of the
law and but a verv poor concep
liou of our duties as citizens. Many
rights we have, of which we are
uot aware and many remedies are
at our commaud of which we have
no knowledge. We are being rob
bed aud cheated every day on ac
count of our ignorance of the law
and those business customs com
monly known to the whites. Should
the student never practice the law,
(ind many there be who will not)
he can be or service to himself aud
those around in giving advice and in
struction which will tend toward a
more general enlightment on the
important legal matters which dai
ly arise and with which we have to
deal. It may be, that, in practice,
but one out of a thousand will suc
ceed, while those, who are seeking
for taste, will be surely disappoint
ed ; but there is no doubt that the
greater the number we have among
us who understand the law, the
better it will be for our people in
T he decision rendered by Judge
Mac Ai thur, in our case was a great
surprise to many who anticipated
and prophesied ihat we would be
"closely mewed up" behind the
prison bars. On the other hand,
we h:.d scares of friends who hop
ed 'hat there would be a point
blnk : cquittal. For our part we
are entirely satisfied that the
Coart acted with the view to
warning bo'h the people and the
press, as to the danger of over
stepping the bounds of pr pr.ety
S. far as we are concerned we
shall ci.deavorto follow the excel
lent advice given by the Court
and ask the people to follow suit.
This we do, as we intimated last
week, because we .vould do w lful
injury to no one and because we
have found that we were a prey
'o impositions tendered in the
.-emblanee of favor. We regret
that any direct or indirect injury
done to individuals has resulted
from such impositions ami are wil
ling to tier eveiy necessarry apol
ogy and make all needful repara
tion. While we do this, we would
not have it understood that we
propose to shut our eyis to immo
rality committed among our peo-
pie or to permit our voices to be
silenced by the hisses or tauuts of
those who have seen fit to impugn
our motives and distort our con
structions We shall endeavor
more studiously to see that the
homes of our patrons shall not be
free to the invasions ot libertines;
that the k'respncability of respecta
ble people shall be respected:"
that our school system, its methods
and its personnel, shall be of the
most approved order and of the
highest moral type.
It has been hinted that this pa
per has devoted its columns toward
a criticism of the morals of our
But we susspect that those
who howl most vociferously
against the publication of social
corruptions are those who stand
in constant dread of being caught
and published. An honest man
is content to have the laws as
strict as is consistent with exact
iU3tice, while the dishonest man
would cry out against them as be- J
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ing oppressive; the tuiei is run 01
complaint aud suspicion, and im
amines "each bush an omcer; bu
the honest man walks erect, favor
ing only those whose conduct
stand the burning light of just
The fact is, that we are too indul
gent to those whose conduct is de
moralizing to society, aud it is for
this reason that the whites are not
willing to make distinction be
tween a mean, vicicus and dan
gerous colored man and one who
is progressive, honest, moral and
The honest man needs
have no fear that he will be
mi-represented, but the wicked
''flee when no man pursueth,"
bringing them to iusiice. As for
ladies they have had and shall ever
have the benefit of all doubts and
no uereon can beg or purchase a
favor which may be calculated to
do them injustice. If the people
do their duty the Bee may be re
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THEMETJSOPOLIT AN CHUKCH
A DISCRIPTI0N OF THE NEW EDIFICE.
DEDICATORY EXERCISES TOMORRuW.
A BRILLIANT TIME EXPECTED.
SPECIAL TRAIN FROM BALTIMORE.
THE NEW PASTOR. ADDITIONAL
The Metropolitan A. M. E.
itnli itfill lr
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ne now pastor. Rev. T. G.
Stewart, will preach iu the morning.
Special arrangements have been
made to run an excursion train
from Baltimore aud Auuanolis.
Md., and other adjoining places
for those who will attend the ser
vices. The ladies of the church
have put everything in order which
gives the new temple of worship a
Among the many graud and im
posing church edifices in the West
end, none stand out more promi
nent in its graudeur and outlines
of symetrical beauty than the
church in course of completion,
situated ou M St. bet. loth and 16
th Sts., u. w. belonging to the con
gregation whose name heads this
The history of this church is an
eventful one, and a brief ouiline
may serve as an incentive to the
rising generation to press forward
with the work commenced by the
The i hurch was organized in
1S46, over 48 years ago, when not
only the vista of slavery hovered
around the hearthstoueof the faith
rul few struggling to serve the
King of Kings, but the hydra
headed monster reached iuto those
humble homes aud snatched the
babe from its mother's breast, and
sold one or both iuto slavery under
the shadow of the Capitol of a free
It was with this condition of sur
roundings that a few God-fearing
meu and women in 1836 organized
the church, and under the leader
ship of A. W. Way man, afterwards
Bishop Wayman, the first house of
worship, a fiame structure, was
erected and dedicated to the ever
liviug God, on the site now occupi
ed by the maguiticeut temnle of
worship ready lor occupan
In 1851 the old frame was rele
gated to the rear of the lot to give
place to a more commodious brick
edifice to accommodate the grow
iug aud prosperous congregation.
The church then erected, was re
garded ample in size and facilities
for generations to come, but the
spirit of the Lord permeated aud
blessed the congregation to such
an extent that it was fouud abso
lute uecessajy to eularge their
temple of worship, and this was
commenced by Rev. J. W. Steven
son, iu 1881.
The present church edifice,
which is completed, is 80 x 120,
and is build of brick with granite
trimmings. The style of architect
ure is a harmonious combination of
Doric, Coriuthian and Gothic. The
seating capacity is about
3000. The galleries' are opened
at'each end with floors slightly
raised. The facilities for exit pur
poses are most admirable ; in addi
tion to the main door there are four
sets of stairway doors at each end
of the building.
The Pastor's study is in the
immediate rear of the pulpit and
within stepping distance of the
same. The auditorium is
76 x 100, and is one of the
handsomest in the city. The stain
ed glass windows, one of which
has been donated by the Philadel
phia conference, another by the
Baltimore conference, another by
the New Jersey conference, are
of the finest and most exquisite
workmanship. The large front win
dow was donated by the Board
of Bishops, and is in full har
mony with the prevailing style of
beauty outlined for this grand
structure. The lecture room
is a marvel of neatness and utility,
the size of it is 50 x 75. In
additiou, there are two parlors
30x40 which are fitted up in a
manner to create the envy of the
admji:er8 of the beautiful.
bWnfant classroom 50x40, also
five class rooms 15 x 20 and a libra
ry 2Q.X-20 are provided for on the
main basement floor, all of which
are furnished with the most ap
pro vedYumiture for their use.
The sub-basement is special
ly fitted upior domestic purposes
to be utilized on occasion of social
gatherings for the benefit of the
church, and no paics will be spar
ed in providing it with all the lat
est and most approved culinary
The organ is not only majes
tic in proportion but will rank de
servedly with the great instruments
iu the country ; the name of the
builder, Jardiue and Son, ot New
York," being a guarantee of its su
periority. The cost is 83000.
The entire cost of the church edifice
will be about $75,000, $20,000 of
which was guaranteed by the Gen
eral Conference at Baltimore a few
The cougregatiou is a live one,
full of Christian zeal for the suc
cess of their church, and who, un
der the leadership of their most
worthy ex-pastOrJ Christian and ele
gaut geutleinau, Rev. James H.
Handy, got their beautiful
temple ready for praises to the
Great Giver of light for his mercy
aud kindness to them. The Archi
tect, Mr. T. G. Morsel, is deserving
of all praise for his beauty of con
ception and faithfulness iu execut
ing the Jplaus of the church. The
various artisans and mechanics en-
tion for the thoroughness and con
scientious manner in which they
have pei formed the duties assigned
The building committee consists
of Messrs. Juo. A. Simms, Sr., Geo.
Daily and Audrew Twiue, all men
of integrity, vim and push.
SOUTH WASHINGTON NEWS.
The funeral of Mrs. Rebe3ca
Tanner and sermon to the Chalde
ans at the Virginia Ave. Baptist
church, the baptism of seventeen
by the Zion, and communion ser
vices at the Zion and First Baptist
churches, and general church go
ing on ut Wesley Zion, St. Paul,
Kehoboth, and Mt. Mariah was
the work of this community on
The Rev. Washington Holmes,
has been called to the pastoral
charge of Israel Baptist church.
East Washington, and will take
his formal charge on Sunday Juue
The ladies of Mt. Jezreel Bap
tist church, 5 and E s.ts., East
Washington, seem to be taking an
exteusive.part in the building fund
raising, which is proving to be a
The Rev. Mr. Duvall of Pitts
burgh, Pa., was in this city last
week, and gave excellent account
of churches in that city.
Mrs. J. Barker of this city, ex
pect to spend the summer at
Falls Church Va., for her health.
Mr. Wm, J. Howard one of the
graduates of Waland Seminary,
filled the pulpit of the Virginia
Ave. church on Sunday last.
A card from Eev. J. A. Taylor,
informs us that it will be impossi
ble for him to stay in Washington
longer than one week if he comes
now, therefore he defers his visit
until sometime in June.
Sunday May 30, is the gen
er.d collect-on for the Afi
rican Missionary Society through
out the D strict of Columbia, ai,d
it is hoped that ail churcnes will
do something in that dire.tion.
As we have printed reports from
the general secretary, Rev. J. A.
Taylor, to show what each church,
Sunday school and Lodge has
done, ail should be encouraged to
do more. Send iu your money
to Kev. T. S. Eobinson, treasurer,
at 324 E, st. s. w.
The money collected during the
moutti of May by the colored
churches of this ciiy shows that
they meau to have line houses of
worship. The $1,219.29 raised by
Rev. S. Alexander's church, on
the second Sunday, May 9th, gave
Rev. E. Johnson's people of the
4th Baptist church, ii. w., a splen
did opportunity to show their fi
nancial ability. The fair of the
Fourth church, managed by Mrs.
Elizabeth Lee, went to their suc
cess, as well a3 the many clubs of
the Jfirst church, West Washing
ton. The decoration of the graves of
the dead colored soldiers at Ar
lington, should not be left entirely
with the white committees, be
cause these men died to secure our
liberty. Let each liberty lover
remember the dead at Arlington
on Monday next.
The "Wesley Zion Sunday school
has elected Mr. R. H. Guunell as
superintendent, and is now arrang
ing for their 43d anniversary on
Sunday June 13th.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brooks
have left South Washington, the
home of the bride, for his new res
idence ou 8th at., n. w.
Mrs. Rebecca Lee is preparing
to accompany Mrs Mary E. Coop
er to Toronto Canada, to be gone
until September 1st.
The choir of the Zion Baptist
church, on Tue'sday evening the
18th, and the young workers of
Monday evening last, at Grand
Army Hall, cor. 6th and C sts., n.
w., gave entertainments with won
Love of Liberty Lodge of Good
Samaritans, No. 42, gave a suc
cessful eutertainmeut at Virginia
Avenue church on Monday even
Zion Baptist church is prepar
ing for a bush meeting to Irving
The grand rally to morrow of
the Mt. Jezreel Baptist church,
is ably provided with ministers.
Eev. "Wm. Gibbons preach
es at 11 a. m., and at the
Mt. Zion Arlington Va., in the
Eev. E. S. Laws will preach at
the Mt. Zion Arliugtou in the
The various watering places are
now being talked of by ladies of
of this section.
Two vacant churches in Pitts
burgh Pa., are on a lookout for
Tbe concert of the First Baptist
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S?me of the performances were
as good as any even played upon
a stage, for which Supt. R. A.
Grantlin and other members de
serve great credit.
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