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W, CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
Home rale for Ireland.
Mattliews nomination was de
Suffrage in the District of
Let the people elect their school
Prof. Gregory is making a good
school officer. .
The collector will call on every
subscriber next week. Please have
your money ready for him.
Commissioner W. B. Webb paid
a visit to the colored schools this
week. Mr. Webb has a high opin
iou of our colored schools, but, a
. poor opinion of some of the trus
tees. So have the people.
We have been informed that
the petition requesting secretary
Lemar to make a change at the
Freednians' hospital, will be filed
with the Sec'y. next week or shortly
after. The impression is that Dr.
Cook will be appointed, while oth
ers CHilUl lUdt xJio. rialiuio ui -cvu-
gusta will be rewarded.
There will be many candidates
for the next republican convention.
Geo. Holmes has announce 1 him
self as a candidate, Audrew Glea
8on,Postma8ter Conger, Dr. Adams
and about fifty others are candi
dates. Only two will be chosen
and many left. If Mr. Cleveland
allows republican office holders to
remain in, they will not take any
lart in our convention.
If the charges prefered against
Prof. G. M. P, King of Wayland
Seminary are true, lie should be re
moved ; and the Baptist ministers
whose names are signed to the doc
ument should not rest until the
American Home Mission society
gives them satisfaction. It is left
wholy with the colored people
whether they will support or sus
tain the institution or whether it
JDONT BE UNEASY
v In view of the approaching Press
Contention and the slashing edi
tor, uaBe of the Bee and Martinet
of the Standard, we indulging in,
we would suggest that they be
ealed in opposite corneis Sjmng
Cranks always mak a fus3.
The colored race has a paper in
the Washington Bee that leaves
no stone unturned iu behalf of the
iuterests of its constituency. Edi
tor W. Calvin Chate is a pithy
and pointed writer, who uses rid
icule and argumeut with equal
dexterity. We are pleased to note
the first number of the fifth vol
ume, and wish it many returns.
Such a compliment Goming from
our brother in white, rn the state
of Pennsylvania is a compliment
to the editor who nas always en
deavored to defend the interests of
hiB race uuder all circumstances.
Kews from all over the District
confirms the opinion that L. J.
Moore, of Craven, is the coming
man for Congress. Let Craven
county do her duty and the nomi
nation is a fixed fact. Craven
county is for i L. J. Moore for Con
gress. Second choice, J. E. O'Hara.
New Berne, 2tf. C. Advocate.
From what has been said to us,
it seems that the'Negroes of Hon.
Jas.E. 07Hara's district are oppos
ed to him and will do all in their
power to deieat him for Congress
and elect a white man by the name
of L. J. Moore. The New Berne Ad
vocate, an organ of the colored re
publicans has come out strongly
for Mr. Moore. Mr. O'Hara has
made a good representative and we
doubt very much whether Mr.
Moore will do more for the colored
people of the South than Mr.
O'Hara has done and will do.
Th chai g s that are made ag linst
the present; Congressman are, that
he failed to have ."Negroes appointed
to prominent places in the District;
that he doesn't recognize his con
stituents ; that he is a foreigner
&c. Such petty charges only go
to show the weakness ot the color
ek people, who know that some
white republicans have no more
regard for thier iuterests than a
mean democrat. The Advocate,
from what we have been told, by
gentleman who live in the District,
has been bought out, and that Mr.
Moore, doesn't represent the peo
pie. If the Negroes of the secoud
North Carolina District waut to do
credit to themselves, let them re
turn Mr. O'Hara, or some other
colored man. We have enough eu
emies in Congress. Jas. E. O'Hara,
is an American citizen and not a
a foreigner. j
THE POLICE COURT.
A visit to the Police Court of
this city, will convince any one
that Hon. Wm. Snell, Judge of
that court has many obQtacles to
overcome. A majority of the
criminals are colored, and unless
a man is acquainted wjih human
nature and especially Negro char
acteristic?, he would make many
hlunders in sentencing criminals.
No man is more acquainted with
the colored people than Judge
Suell and we are free to admit
that he scarcely makes a mistake
iu judging a man guilty or inno
cent. It is a disgrace on the col
ui ed people to be continually
brought up for petty offenses
which could be avoided. Indeed,
we must admit the criminal recoid
is largely tilled with colored peo
ple, and the many hundred who
appear in the Police Court reflect
discredit ou the race. The colored
people are often judged by the
acts of thot-e for whom they are
not responsible. Our colored at- j
day at this court, aud otteu take
ca?es free of charge, rather than
to see a colored per&on sent to jail
or some other place. In the ab
sence of an attorney, where per
sous are unable to employ one, the
Judge never allows the advantage
to lie taken, it is the duty of the
more fortunate of the race to
adapt same plan to reform the lazy
and indolent clacs of our popula
tion. We believe that it can be
done, if the proper steps are taken.
It has come to our knowledge
that the colored trustees are about
to ask that the percentage for ad
mission to the Colored High
Bchool be lowered. Why should
this be done? One year ago our
colored board raised the per ceut
age and stated that no further in
crease or reduction would be asked
for again. The . percentage
of admission to the White High
school is 60 and why not let it re
main the same for the Colored
High school? Is it because col)r
ed children are incapable of mas
tering the studies assigned them,
or Cxinnot theyequtil the whi e? We
dou't concede, this when the color
ed child eu have the same studies
as the White High school. Lj the
fault with the eigl th grade teach
ers? The colored buard wants the
per ceat lowered so as to admit a
number ot eighth grade pupils who
did not reach the ri quired per cent
for admission to ti,e High school.
The colored people are tired of
being humiliated. The colored
children should be required to
make the same per ceut as the
whites aud if it cauuot be d-ne bv
the present eighth grade teacher
there aie others who can. Our
trusUes should make a personal
inspe tion of the schools and not
rely too much on the supervising
principals. We have two good
supervising principles, we must
admit and they often are the better
judges of a teacher's qualifications
thau a school trust e. We need
such men on the" school boa id as
Prof. Gregory, he is an educator
and it is hoped that the Commis
sioners will appoint men who will
give mo e time to the schools and
men like Prof Gregory who can
enter a school and tell the, differ
ence between a complex and com
LET SOMETHING BE DONE
Senate Bills 3158 and .1237 nen1
ing in'Congress, and still tieidback:
uj luoMooiumitLees uu uie jlmsi t,
are being watched with a lively in
terest -by a large number of citi .
zens. The-first provides -for a new
Board of Audit to settle the balance
of the claims for damages to real
estate, aud the last provides for
the proper construction of the laws
of 1878 and 1S79 that directed the
correction of erroneus aud exces
sive special taxes. The people who
are interested .in . these measures
have from year to year trusted to
their meritorious character to pass
them. No organized effort has been
made to press them. A bill to sec
tie the balance of the damage
claims has been favored by each
Board of District Commissioners
prior to the last one. There .was
no need, of such a bill as Senate
1237 until 'the failure to correctly
interpret the acts of 1878 and 1879.
The position of the board of which
Mr. J. B. Edmonds was president
was well known to be opposed to
granting any relief, and the reasons
for this hostility to fair plav were
difficult to gather from his letter
Many people expressed the helief
that when Presideut Cleveland 'ap
pointed a new Board of Commis
sioners truly representing the resi
dents their rights would be protect
ed. The new board has been ap
pealed to to grant a hearing on the
merits of the above-named bills
looking to a commendation of them
by the present Commissioners. In
reply to this application for a hear
ing ou the merits of these two sep
erate measures the Commissioners,
in a note dated June 9th, have de
clined, and state their views iu the
premises are fully presented in a
letter by Mr. Edmonds, of the late
board, addressed to Senator Black
burn, February 23rd last. It is be
lieved by the gentlemen who made
the application referred to that it
is impossible that the new board
have authorized their secretary to
place them in such position as op
posing both these just measures of
relief, and they have replied to the
Commissioners accordingly in a let
ter of the 19fcn instant, a copy of
which has been shown us, which
will be printed in full early with
the whole correspondence for the
information of the public and Oon
giess. Sunday Herald.
The above, cut from the editori
al columns of the Sunday Herald
preseutsja case of the grossest kind
of injustice inflicted on a lan-eaud
deserving class of ourcitizeus by
the late Board ot Commissioners
President and mouthpiece. Many
ot our readers and subscribers were
ruined or injured in their property
here by the reckless course of the
Board of Public Works and their
successors iu changing grades of
streets and leaving residences high
above pavements or burying them
as much below. Down to the time
that Mr. Edmunds was made Com
missioner the Board unanimously
recommended the payment of these
claims but, he has taken high
grouud against any claim, no mat
ter how just, chat was presented
against the- District aud has gone
out of his way and made incorrect
statements in official communica
tions to Senators aud members of
Congress iu order to prevent the
passage of any measure of relief !
The worst part of this whole mat
ter is that those whose property
has been ruined have been taxed
heavily for the very thing that
ruined them. We know many who
lost their all who are now denied a
hearing or a trial where they might
have their grievances redressed.
Senate Bill No. 2153 provides a
tribunal to set on these claims and
we thiuk that no fair miuded man
can or will oppose its passage.
There are two many interested iu
this class of claims to be sileuced
by the opposition that originated
in one man, which w,ould now have
no weight were it not that some of
onr officials, have iudicated a pur
pose of "following in the footsteps
of their illustrious predecessor.'7
We do hope that cougress will not
adjourn until someting basbeeu done
for these worthy claimauts. "Let
justice be done though the heavens
PROGRESS OF THE HOTEL
A MILITARY MAN TO BE MARRIED.
SOCIAL G03SIP BY WANDEllER.
(From our special correspondent.)
Phila., June, 24'h, 1886.
We had co.isiderab'e rain dur
ing Tuesday and Wednesday but
it has cleared pleasantly up to ihe
time. Mr. Henry F. Hall lift for
Barneiat N. J. Monday. A grand
excursion will be given July 29: h
by the Kmghto of Pythia High
land Garnett Lodge and a great
uumbir have pu? chase 1 their tick
ets already, as it promises to be a
Mrs. TieB of 1635 Sausom St.,
entertained "Wanderer" und other
gentlemen assisted by Mr. David
Kane and a pleasant evening- was
spent. 0 . f
Mr. AlbertRush and brother
have gone to Saratoga for the
season.; Mr. Edward Jones of the
Grey Invincibles will lead to the
altar tfiis fall Miss Sadie Jones,
formerly of Baltimore. Robert
Morton, of the Biggs of your city
arrived here hist Saturday," but
left Tuesday for the cBeechwood'
House, a few miles from this city.
The old veteran, John Tabbs,
holds forth at the American House
and amuses the'oys with selec
tions Irom Shakespeare, as he is
well verged in the tragedies.
Mr. Tecumseh Pierce of the
Sturterant House, New York, and
wife are in the city and are
the guests of Dr. C. H. Hamilton
of Juniper. I had the pleasure of
meeting Mr. George F. Mayo,
late of Haverly's Mastodm Min
strels, and was ecy much pleased
with him. . I had quite an inter
view with him and he gave
me quite a description of
minstrel life. He i3 about to put
on the road a show upon his own
responsibility, about the 1st of
Juiy at a costly expenditure. Mr.
Mayo has staked his all in this
adventure. As an artist in his
line of business he has no equal,
lie wears a gold medal having de
feated the great Horace Wheatley
at New Orleans, Dej. 1 1883. He
is ready at all times to defend his
title, birring none for from 500
to $5,000. He is the originator
of the celebrated banjo song and
dance, performed only by him
with great success upou the stage.
In his juggling act whilst playing
the banjo at thesame time is im
mei.sc und man' are the tricks
that he amuses hi3 many heaters.
He was born iu New Orleans, Au
gust 5th, 1865, is a graduate from
May's college Mary laud, and the
son of a wealthy Louis'ana planter.
But having the musical talent he
took a hking tor the stage and
has travelled exlensively all over
the country. He will be in your
city this lall with one of the pro
fessional minstrel companies.
Mr. Archie Marshalfholds forth
at the Lafayette hotel.
Having been suffering with a
severe co'd in the head it was im
possible for me to get all the news
I desired. I wish to sla'e to the
hotel men of your city if they de
sire any information in regard to
receive it by addressing Dr. C. H.
Hamilton, American House, this
city. With many good wishes, I
SOUTH WASHINGTON NE WS
L, G, Fletcher, Agent aud Collector.
Subscribers will please have
their uiouey ready for the collector
The counting out of Misses Mary
Wilson and liosa J. Webb, is
believed, by their personal friends
and the couimunCtv. to be favorit-
istn wholly from sectional prefer
ences. The concert by the Virginia Ave.
S. S, ou Tuesday aud Wednesday
evenings before last was largely
attended, and great credit was
given to Prof. Henry Miller and
others who assisted President Jas.
H. Lewis, Willie Flood aud E. T.
Broadus iu its mauageinent.
Saint Thomas' club had a grand
Virginia Avenue S. S. presented
Miss Mary E. Wilson with a hand
some literary work, upon her grad
uation from the high school. Also
many handsome presents were re
ceived by Miss Mary M. Bowling.
The Baptist Sunday School'llu
iou which was so largely attended
at the Macedonia Baptist church,
Hillsdale, showed the profound
interest in the Sunday School work.
The 46th Anniversary of the
Wesley Zion ;A. M. E. Sunday
School was of a highly interesting
and literary character, for which R.
H. Gunuell, the uew Supt. is enti
tled to great credit. Addresses,
essays and solos were of a
cultivated nature, including select
reading ty Miss Bertha Brooks.
St. Paul A. M. E. church is still
without a minister, but they ex
pect one this week.
The Strawberry feast at said
church on Monday evening before
last was very interesting.
The death of Mrs. Ellen Waller,
the much devoted wife of Rev.
Washington Waller, pastor of the
Mt. Olive Baptist church, Arling
ton, Va., took place from the Fifth
B;iptistchurch Vermont Ave., n. w.
Wednesday last at 3 p. in.
The African Co-operative For
eign Mission Board ou Monday
last, convened at the office of the
secretary R. S. Laws, and was well
attested ; but owiug to the death of
Rev. J. A. Taylor's child, our gen
eral Agent, at Richmond,.Va. The
board passed resolutions of condo
lence, and adjourned.
Mrs. Mary E. Cooper, left for
Toronto Canada, on Tuesday even
ing last by the 10 o'clock train ac
companied by Mrs. Rebecca Lee
Rev. Br. Kelly of -Mass.", is ex
pected to arrive in this city this
Several of ,the ministers of this
city are now attending the New
England Baptist convention at
Shiloh Baptist church lifted
6350 on Snnday last. The Knights
of Labor in this section are return
ing to work.
The Bush meeting of the
Zion Baptist church to IrvingPark
on Snnday last, was largely attend
ed. Bev. R. H. G. Byson preach
ed a sermon from Luke 11 :2. "Thy
will be done." The discussions be
tween Revs. J. J. Kelly the Indian
Minister, aud J. H. Heeter, pastor
of Union Wesley A. M. E. church,
at the Wesley Zion on Wednesday
evening last, with the subject
u Which has suffered the greater
wrong, the Negro or the Indian at
the hands of the white man ?"
did credit to both of the debaters
and brought out one of the largest
audiences ever assembled in the
The new minister of Saint Paul
A. M. E. church 8th st., has arriv
ed, and entered upon the duties of
his -new field.
Mr. Theodore Bailey, who died on
the 16th was buried irom the Saint
Paul church Friday the 18th.
Revs. R. S. Laws and Edward
Willis Baptized across the river at
the South eud of the long bridge
on Sunday morning last.
Rev. Joseph Matthews, pastor of
the Mount Zion Baptist church,
Arlington, Va., will preach for the
Virginia Ave. church grand rally,
on Sunday July 4th, at 11 a. m.
and Rev. R. H. G. Byson at 3 p. m.
The choir of Wesley church will
sing at 3 and a select choir from
East Washington wilt sing at 8 p.
A splendid opportunity for color
ed capitalists to invest their money
in real estate at this time in this
section of the citj . About 30,000
colored citizens, a great . deal of
salaMe land and ajthousaud rea
sons wDycoIored- lneiieyeuT uieU
should invest their money.
JERRY ROBINSON, Prop.
907 lltli St, n. w.
Having secured one of the finest
business localities in the city for
the accommodation of my friends
and public generally, I beg leave to
say that since ladies and gentlemen
are barred from public places fo
any importance, they can be served
with Oysters, Game, Wines and all
kinds of refreshments of the season.
The proprietor desires to say fur
thur that he has polite and accom
modating waiters a'nd one of the
best houses in the city. This is the
place where ladies and gentlemen
only can be waited on and fortha
and other reasons, I resxectfully
ask your patronage.
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