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SATURTJAyTjPI'Y 24, 1886.
Subscribe for the Bee.
Tuvnty cents per month.
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For Rile by all newsdealers in the city
Our subscribers would confer a favor
by leaving the amount of their subscrip
tions ut their bouses for the collector, and
thin save annoyance alike to patron and
The Capital City Gaurd will go to Har-
i;M'Fcrry in August.
Mrs. TJ. A. Savoy and children arrived
honu' from Virginia tb's week.
Mr. Ellen Fletcher is quite sick at her
residence. She will not leave the city at
Mr. T. L. Holmes of the Surgon Genl.
ollice ha returned from bis plasure trip
to South Carolina.
The Odd Fellows Industrial club, no. 1
gave G i picnic at Vanness Garden bt
Friday, which was well attended.
Full proceedings of the Williams
divorce suit will appear in this pa
per next week.
A young man can get a situation
at this office. He must know how
to attend to a horse.
The mother of Miss Ida Lewis
died Weduesday and was buried
from Beaula Baptist church, Fri
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The first annual picnic of the Barbers
Assembly No. 4032 K. of L. took place
Monday evening at Vanness Garden. It
was hugely attended.
Mr. and Mrs A. P. Albert has received
many congratulation on the christing of
their Tittle daughter Ada Celest Albert.
The mother and father are two happy
There were many callers at the
Bee olh;e tin's week to view Brook's
manuscript and his interesting
scrap book. They all pronounced
it an interesting document.
There will be memorial exercises
in honor of Rev. Wm. Gibbons at
Israel C. M. K. church, Wednesday
evening, July 28th. Mr. Charles
H. Marshall is chairinau aud Mr.
T. D. Baltimore, secretary.
James Carter, who cut Edward
Lewis' throat at the residence of
Dr. Roberts, in Eist Washington,
last week was before Judge Sue! I
Tuesday. The ease was sent to
the grand jury.
The officers and members of the Right
Wing of the Financial Array of the Met
ropolitan A. M. E. Church, Genl. Geo,
W, Jones, eomd'g, will give a novel en
teitainment at Bethel Hall. August 4th,
oth.and 6tb. General Jones means to have
a success with bis brave army and invites
all to attend. Everything will be in style.
The thieves who stole several
pounds of type and cards from the
Bee office last week, were caught
and some of the material restored.
Some more of the type was brought
back Friday morning. A few days
will decide what disposition will be
made of these type thieves.
The Afro-American Coloniza
tion association "to secure homes
for the colored people desirous of
bettering their condition in Lower
California," fileda certificate of
incorporation Tuesday. Harkless
G. Gussar is the president, W H.
J on es, st ct etary ; D, A . Sad g wa r,
assistant secretary; James BL nk
ham, tiea-urer. He sen Jacks jn,
Washington Denny, Reason Besn
der, .G. H. Payne and W. H.
Miss Mary L. Williams, of this
city and Mr. R. H. Brooks, of New
York were married privately in
South Washington last week.
Miss Williams is a very young
lady of prepossessing manners.
The following gentlemen are ap
plicants Jor the business depart
ment in the Hiijh School: J. "W.
Cromwell, A. W. Upshur, Ellis
Brown, T. J. Mmton ot b. (J., and
Hill of Phila.
The following took advantage
of the excu'siou to Long Branch,
N. J., last Saturday evening: Ed
Mason, Samuel Tinuey, John
Crowuer, John Black, Lewis and
Geo. llorton. They were well en
tertaiued at the Ocean House by
Air. Stanton. The boys had a
Dr. Dorsey has been for the
past two weeks in Philadelphia
attending his mother during her
recent illness, and as she is now
con vale-cing he will shortly leturn
to the city. Before his return the
dtctor in company with his broth-.
er, Prof. C. A. Dorsey of Brooklyn
N. Y., will make a flying visit to
the sea shoie and iuhale the ozone
of either Atlantic City or Coney
has been given charge of allthe di-trictand
other military companies by the Frede
rick Md., committee, for the Emancipa
tion Celt b ation which w.ll a e 1 :ce atr
Frederick, M 1., August 3 I. i'jiorc will be
about 10 or 15 orgruizitions in the parade
under command of Major Fleetwood. He
received a cordial reception at Frederick,
Md., last week.
THE PRESS CONVENTION.
CITY HALL ENGAGED.
Mr. H. Price Williams, president
of the Press Association, has re
ceived a letter from the Mayor of
Atlantic City, N. J., to the effect
that he can have the City Hall for
the colored press convention. The
convention will be the largest and
the most representative ever held
by colored editors. .
A BLASTED LIFE.
Baseball Enthusiast: I never saw
such good playing in all my life.
Why Jack Barnes and Jim Hoov
er had nine chances this afternocn
and accepted them all.
Young Woman Listener (sotlo voce):
Nine ehancis in one afternoon !
Why was I not cut out for a hall
playei? Tid, Bits.
JUST LIKE THEM.
The first test of the virtues to
come from "Woman Suffrage" was
made in Washington Territory,
where the right to vote is now
guaranteed. But it did not result
very satisfactorily. The question
of "kcal option" was at issue, and
women took very little interest.
Many of them failed to cast a bal
lot. and those who voted were di
vided in sentiment, and local
option was defeated. Peojrfe's
A HOME MlSSIONARYoSOCIETY
The young Ladies connected with the
Various Baptist Sunday Schools of the
District met at the Sbilob Baptist Church
Thursday July 22nd at 8 o'clock p. m.
and was organized into a home Missio
nary Societ', by the President of the B.
S. S.U.Mr. Alexander Hamilton. The
following names constitute the officers for
the ensuing year; Mat tie E. Pry or, Presi
dent Mrs. M.J. Lewi, 1st Vice President
Miss L. A. Kose, 2nd Vice President,
Janie Hill Sect'y, Janie Pollard, Assist
Sect'y, EunnaMcCall, Treasurer, Miss M.
L. Jordan, Chaplain. This is a worthy or
ganization and will do much good in
elevating the colored people.
Miss Ms.ry J. McBride, the
pension office clerk charged with
netting fire to her house on 11th
stieet appealed iu the Pol.Crf
Court Tue-day afternoon and
cha'ged the c .lured witness a
gainst her, who was subsequently
charged with arsni, with petit
larceny of a quantity of articles.
Miss McBride testified that the
goods wire found in the defend
ant's house. McFarland wa3 in
her employ previous to the flie
Witness said she had loaned M
Eiirland some articles, but had
never given him any propeity to
store for her. Witness never au
thorized the defendant to rent a
house on L street, in wbicb to
store furniture. Witness did not
ask Mrs. McFarland to "kiep
quiet r God's sake, about furni
ture stored in her house."
The judge said he was not going"
to dispose of this case until the
other cases now peuding were
disposed of, as the judgment in
this case might prejudice the other
Take your old gold and silver
to J. P. Waddlet -iTs and have it
manufactnred into any -stle of
Jewelry you wish. All work to
I order at shortest notice.
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Hampton, Ya., July 20,1886
The Bappahanock Union Bap
tist Sunday school convention met
in the Second Baptist church,
Hampton, Ya., on Friday the 9th
and adjourned on bunday to meet
agaiu at Norfolk on 2ud Thurs
day in July, 1887. The convention
held three sessions each day open
ing and closing each with singing
and prayer. There was a lively
interest manifested by the dele
gates and friends of the conven
tion. The officers for the ensuing
year arc: president, John H. Rob
inson, Hampton, Ya.; 1st Y. P ,
Rev. D. 0. Dean, A. B. of Rappa
hanrck, Ya.; 2nd Y. P., Miss Mary
A. Thornton, Hampton, Ya.; Cor.
Sec, B. F. Jones, Hampton Ya.,
Rec. Sec, J. T. Tompkins, Haye
Store, G-louc ester Co., Ya., Treas,,
Wm. Lee, Gloucester, 0. H.,Ya.
The Sunday schools of theFirsl
i Sormrl onrl fhirrl HnTvHar. nhn rr.h-
.1Tomnfln uif, fi i niailQfinf
so vx -""'"f" ''J r-""
excursion to Lower Brandon on
the James River July 13th,
RESOLUTIONS TO HIS MEMORY.
At a meeting of the social circle
of Isreal Bethel C. M. E. church
July 13, the following resolutfons
were adopted :
Whereas. Ifc hath pleased the
Supreme Ruler of the universe to
remove from among us our beloved
brother and friend, Rev. Wm. Gib
bon, to a better laud where sorrow
intrudes not. The Ladies Social
Circle of Israel C. M. E. church,
have learned of his death.
We shall miss him even as a pil
lar fallen in the midst of our Sanc
tuary. His life was an example,
known and read of all men, for
gentle courtesy, for perfect upright
ness, for zeal ioined with humil
ity, aud for that christian generosi
ty which spareth uot.
Resolved, That in his death the
church and Pulpit have lost a zeal
ous and faithtul worker and the
community a true and upright
Resolved, That we tender to the
family of the deceased onr heart
felt sympathies in this their sad
Resolved, That a copy of this Pre
amble and resolutions be forward
ed to the family.
Ladies Social Circle of Israel
C. M. E. church. Approved
July 13, 1886.
Miss Clara Collins is at Garfield
Misses Mary Stevens and Mary
Robinson ot Camden, N. J., are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Mr. aud Mrs. Geo. W. Richard
sou aud child visited Fortress Mon
roe last week.
Hon. J. Miltou Turner of St.
Louis, will leave the city in a few
weeks. His claim will probaly
pass Congress before he leaves.
Miss Eva A. Chase, left for Har--per's
Ferry, W. Va., Thursday
morning where she will remain a
few das, from there she will visit
Atlantic City, N. J. and remain
Mrs. R. D. Rtiffin left for Harper's
Ferry, W. Ya., Thursday moruing.
Miss Ida Joues aud sister, and
Miss Lulie Chase went up to Har
per's Ferry Thursday morning.
Miss Emma F. Merritt is having
a pleasaut time iu Virginia.
Miss Florence B. Johnson, of
Chattanooga, Tenu., who has been
attending school hero and under
the care of her brother, Mr. H. C.
Smith, clerk in the 6th Auditors
office, returned home last Sunday.
She made an excellent record m inr
Mr. W. F. Powell, of Camden,
N. J., oue of the public school
teachers aud one of the examiners
for teachers positions of his city, is
in the city the guest of his mother
in Maddisou street. When Mr. Pow
ell leaveshe will go to Virginia aud
other places iu the South.
WHAT A SIN.
There wouldn't be much chance
for an anarchist paper in China
A Chinese newspaper writer nam
ed. Wongtz was recently to be
quartered because, in a scuntifie
article, he had enumerated the
names of several dead Emperors,
an act contrary to c urt etiquette.
Afterward his punishment was
mitigated to decapitation... Hi
children will be put to death in
the autumn for the sin of their
f at h e r. Ohicago Observer
WANT?!? I ,nYActivc and intelligent, to
nnn I bll LRU I represent in herown locality
an old firm. References required. Permanent position
and good salary. GAY & BROS.. 12 Barclay St.. N. Y.
THE COLORED HISTORIAN.
BON. GEO. W. WILLIAMS SUES FOR A
DIVORCE. HE LEAVES ITIS WIFE IN
KENTUCKY WHILE HE APPLIES
FOR A SEPARATION..
Hon. Geo. W. Williams, of Ohio,
the author of a book entitled the
history of the Negro race, some
time ago, sent his wife away to
Kentucky, while there he came to
this city, it is said, aud published
in one or two papers notices of sep
aration or divorce from his wife.
A friend of Mrs. Williams notified
her that her husband had sued for
a divorce on the ground of separa
tiou and did she know anything
about it. She wrote to friends in
this city that the charge was un
true and immediately put her case
in the hands of Mr. E. M. Hewlett,
one of the most prominent lawyers
before the District bar. Mrs. Wil
liams admits that they were mar
ried in Chicago in June, 18 '4, and
states that she is now living iu Lou
isville, but that she is a resident of
Boston. She denies ever having
deserted her husband, but charges
that he deserted her. In Decem
ber, 1883, they went to board at
Youngs Hotel, in Boston, where
tiley remained a few weeks, when
she went to Louisville at his re
quest. She remained there until
June, 1884, and theu started back
to Boston, her husband furnishing
means sufficient to carry her to Cin
cinnati. At that point she wrote
for more money, and received a let
ter from him postmarked steamer
Egypt, containing no money, but
stating that he had gone abroad.
On his return they lived together
in Buffalo for a while, where he
left her to go to New York city in
i884. He sent her money to take
her to Boston, and since that time
she has neither seen him or receiv
ed any support from him. Under
these circumstances she prays that
his bill be dismissed.
The Washington Cadets will go
to Richmond, Va,, August 3d, and
to Frederick, Md., August 11th.
The Orpheus Glee, Club will give
a moonlight excursion to Marshall
Hall, Thursday July 28th.
The Baptist Sunday School Union
will give its anuual picnic at Vau
Ness park, Thursday July 28th.
The Capital City Guard will go
to Harpers Ferry, August 2d.
The ladies' circle of Israel C. M.
E. church aud the Pioueer Sabbath
school of Hillsdale will visit Har
per's Ferry, August 6th.
The select picnic given by the
Mikado Social club ou the 12th inst.
was a grand success. Among those
present were Misses O. Thomas, S.
Bateman, M. Smith, E. Butler;
Messrs. C. Crumpton, W. Johnson,
F. Thompson, R. Patterson and
First Grand Excursion of 188G to
Fc. Washington, Md. Through the
kindness of Col. J. M. Wilson, the
Secretary ot War has granted the
Co-Workers Club, permission to
land an excursion at Fort Wash
ington, for the benefit of Plymouth
Congregational church, Monday,
August 2nd, 1886- The magnificent
and spacious steamer, Mary Wash
ington, will make two trips, the first
boat will leave the wharf at 10 a.
m. sharp, with Prof. F. Eibuer's
orchestra. Second, will leave at
5 p. m., with Prof. William's or
chestra. Returning, will leave
Fort Washicgton, at 9 :30 p. in.
We assure you everything will be
in accord with the former entertain
ments given by the club. Ham,
tongue and chicken sandwiches.
Refreshments will be served by the
Ladies Auxiliary, at very moderate
Committee of Arrangements:
J. S. Coolidge, Chairman ; W. H.
Jurix, C. Blackson, C. L. Thomas,
T. Dyson, H. Waters, A. Dyson, H.
Welch, J. W. Bailey, W. Madix,
J. H. Butcher, I. Lancaster, S. M.
Br van t, Stafford Payne.
Tickets, 50 cents. Children, -under
10 years, 25 cents.
Tickets- to be secured of auy
member of the committe.
A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY
WHAT BISHOP TURNER SAYS WILL
Bisbop H. M. Turner, the dis
tinguished Diviue and philospher
of the A. M. E. church calied in
the Bee office on Tuesday to pay
his subscription lor the Bee and
in the course of conversation, h's
e'ectric theory c ;me up in regard
to the electric lights changing the
meteorologv of the country and
producing floods, storms &c. The
Bishop said he had been severely
criticis d by several would bi
smart timberheads who knew no
m re ( f ecie ce than a boree
knows of mathematics. But, he
does not cure worth a 2en'; the
time will tell, although die may
fc.e dead before his position g
vindicated. He said, that he
could surprise them mote than
that; he could tell them that elec
tricity controls this globe, makes
it revolve upon its axis; that the
theory of centrifugal and centripe
tal forces are myths; that the grav
itational doctrine which is taught
in our tchools, so far as holding
together planets aud suns, cannot
stand the te3t of analysis aud will
disappear from our hooks in less
than fifty years. The Bishop
thinks that electricity is omnipo
tent and serves in nature as the
fiugeis ot'Gcd, and under God is
the propelling force of the universe.
When asked, why he did uot wrire
a b "ok upon his new discoveries
or theories, he repli. d by saying
that he bad no time to contend
with a herd of critics, as he would
be sure to have. Referring to the
condition of the people in
the Bishop said, that the colored
people are no worse off u:der this
administration thaa they were un
der the foimer, but that the Ne
groes are being discharged f ora
the offices and but a few of them
have been allowed to rerna.n. The
late Supreme Court deciti .n, said
he, was a curse and only those in
the S uth feel the effects o it, A
condemnation of this division
should be followed up. The Bish
op has been the guest of Bishop
J. M. Brown since bis stay in the
city, who left for New .York Wed
WASHIGTON COLORED SOCI
ETY. WHO THE LEADEKS AKE. THE FIGHT
FOR SUPREMACY. THE EFFECT THE
ADMINISTRATION HAS. THE QUI
This city can boast of its colored
society more so than any other
City in the country. It is Vtry
amusiug at times to see how fool
ish some people act an I speak.
There is a growing mania n this
city among a certain class, for so
cial recognition, until the more
intelligent have become disgusted.
The church s are
and almost every church must de-
pend on its own congrega ion for
support. I he growing jealousy
amoup; the churcu going puople is
becomiug more prevalent daily.
The Baptist churches are very
strong in this city and seem to
upport their own institutions
more than any other den initiation.
There are a few exceptions among
the Metht dist, principil:y thoae
who do not class themselves as
"old citz " The .
have heretofore reigned supreme,
but it s-eenis that thejr are loosing
their grip. The popula ity ot this
family is ou the pelit cal decline,
and s- cially they are somewhat
secluded. The collector of taxes
Mr, J. F. Cook, doesn't have much
to do with the masses. It is per
haps on account of his official po
sition as tx collector. During
the Bowen regime the house of the
Cooks stood above all others in
the city. This family is among
the most refined and highly edu
cated in the city. Tne adtni?sion
of so many unknown people in the
social circle, :s the cause of quite
a number remaining out of society.
A great number came to this city
AFTER THE WAR
and got themselves admitted to
the best families. Many s cial
privileges were abused and many
a Washington young lady disgrac
ed by the imposition of the new
is rather a mixture of a cla?s
would he's. Iutelligei ce is not
much recognized aniotig the high
er class of colored people. Money,
color and go djooks are th ruling
features ot the Washington color
ed s e'efy. No man had a greab r
hold on the society than W. E
Matthews. His iudisc etin made
short metre of him. Matthews
was the lord dictator at one time
and by his bold discrimiation of
oeople and other eircumstan es he
was relegated to the re u Math
ews has always been a liberal
man, to his friends and church s.
His most intimate friends went
hack on him in the year of '83
These gentlemen who ignored him
were no better than he. The
had for its object the eleva
tion of a few. The-real brain of
the community was ignored. It
is said that Mr. W'-jatt Archer
was given Venus at one of its
meetings, and instead of describing
tbe goddess he commerced to give
the history of Raphael. This gen
tleman came to the city years a-o
and was introduced in society by
Mis&L. Stewart, now Mrs. L. Ma
son, a very dignified and refined
lady. Mr. Archer never knew
her after becoming a prominent
member of society. There is an
other cla-s who came to this city
and bought their way. This class
would spend their money very in
discreetly, merely to obtain social
recognition. Mathews, Archer
and others would always dictate
as to wno should be invited to
social entertainments given by a
class of young ladies in the city.
DR. C. B PURVIS
bas taken hold now and is at
tempting to have a veiy select
gathering at his residence. Those
who held social power heretofore
look at Dr. Puivis with a jealous
eye. Purvis is not popular in the
social circle, only with certain
cleiks and school teachers. The
doctor can never gain the popular
ity that Mathews once had in soci
ety. Dr. Purvis lacks stability,
which is his greatest weakne3S.
B K. BRUCE
is liked by all classes She doesu't
seem to have any prejudices.
Du mg her husband's senatorial
career there were many uncom
plimentary reports relative to the
lady ignoring a certain class of
colored pe ple. The report was
groundless. Her Dopularity
among the lady lepresentatives of
the country, was the cause of so
cial jealousy among her race. Mrs,
Bruce is now devotiug her time to
industrial associations among the
has put a quietus to our society?
The boys who used to drive two in
hand, give card parties aud recep
tions have commenced to save
their money. Among those who
have gained some social distinction
are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murray,
Mr. and Mrs. A. P All ert, Messrs.
Wm. II. Bosem.m, W. H. Harris,
Richard Yenning, Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Douglass, Mr. and Mrs. M.
M. Holland, Dr. and Mrs. J. R.
Francs, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
M'yes, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Black,
Misses Lucy M )ten, and C. Park,
Dr. and Mis F. J. Shadd,Mr.and
Mis. Charles Perers, Profs. H. P.
and Sco!t Montgomery, Prof and
Mrs. J. M. Gregory, and many
This Hall si located on Camp Hill
0 0 feet above the sea level, within
10 minutes walk from Harper's Fer
ry Depot, and only two hours ride
j from Washington, D. C. Pure wat
er, cool mountain breezes, pleasant
shades, free from malaria aud un
molested by mosquitoes. This Hall
has had a two story porch built at
the eastend, the fourth story finish
ed and has been nicely painted out
side. Fishing, Hunting, Bathiugr
and Craquet are some of the amus
ments. Table furuished Irorritresh
country produce. Board $4 per
week. Any time less than a week,
60 cents, per day. Dinner 40 cents.
Small children half fare. Give 3
days notice prior to coming. House
opens July 1st W.H.BELL, Pro
prietor. Box 55 Harpers Ferry,
Lincoln Loudon, County Ya., June
To the .Ladies and Gentlemen of
Washington city. I take pleas
ure- in informing you that Mrs.
S. P.-Murry, living iu the village
of Lincoln is now prepared to take
boarders. Any person desirng to
spend a few months in the country,
will find it to their interest to visit
this village. Pure water, a lonely
yard for en qnet plaving, conveni
ent to the Post office, also to a fine
Livery stable, and in lact evhry
convenience that-we can wish tor
in the country. For particulars
a ldres3 Mrs. P. P. Murry, Lincoln
Loudon County Va.
Owing to the request of a great
many friends of the Capital City
Guard, the executive committee
have dec ded to give another
grand excursion to Harper's Ferry
Monday Augus 2d. 2 trains trom'
B. & O. depot at 9:30 a. m. The
committee is Lieut. Joice, chair
man; Cha?. H. Hill. P. II. Robin
son, Serg't. Geo. W. Edwards.
Take your old gold and silver to
J. P. Waddleton's and have it
manufactured into any style or
jewlery you wish. All work to or
der at shortest, notice.
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