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SATURDAY, SEPT., 4, 1886.
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It will contain all the news.
For sale by all newsdealers in the city
Our subscribers would confer a favor
by leaving the amount of their subscrip
tion? at their houses for the collector, and
thus save annoyance alike to patron and
Miss Lucinda Greene is at home
Laws Seminary will open Sept.
Many person are reluming
from the springs.
A large number of visiting min
isters are in the city.
A. S. Thomas is confined to his
Miss. Tilly Miller left yesterday
for Charleston, S. C.
There are now en-route for Cal
ifornia 6000 emigrants .
Mrs. Shermont W. Lewis, is in Loudon
Co., Va., with her children.
Miss Eliza IJpBhaw has return-1
-ed to the City looking well.
M'isb Mason, in Half St., s. w.
have returned from Essex Co., "Va.
Every body will go to the Ply
mouth Congregational picnic.
Ma. W. C- Cox arrived from
Saratoga last Monday, looking
Miss Lizzie Ward is home again
having spent two weeks of enjoy-
ujcuu ut uaiJDie cily.
Recorder Mathews left Wash-1
mgton liiursday evening for Al
bany. Mr. John L. Watkins has been
appointed principal of a Bchool in
Messrs Powell and Eoberts of
Richmond, Ta., left Friday for
Rev. S. J. K, Nelson expects to
teach Public School at Arlington,
Dr. T. S. Upshaw, will leave for
the south in a few days. The doc
tor is a jolly fellow
lion. John Mercer Langston and
family have gone on a visit to Al
bany, N. Y.
Dont forget the picnic by the
Government Printing office Social
ilub. See advertisement.
Miss Mary A. Grasty, who is now
at Cottage city, Mass., will be
home September 15th.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Washing
ton deeply mourn the loss of their
little Clarence aged 4 months.
Miss Eliza Jordan, of Norfolk
a., arrived in the city Tuesday.
one is stopping with Mrs. Brown
at 1416 1 st., u. w.
Mr. Wm. H. Washington went
jo Norfolk, and Petersburg, Va.,
last week on a pleasure trip, He
Mrs. M. Carroll, left the city
iuursday morning for Eich mond,
a.j where she intends to spend a
,ew days with relatives.
Ex-Bailiff Josiah Parker, left for
Dover Del., Thursday. Mr. Park,
er is one of the well known citizens
Mrs Alexander Powell, copyist
in the Genl. Land office was dis
missed this week on account or re
duction in the force.
Miss Minnie J. Lee, a public
school teacher, or Va., is now in
the city, stopping with friends in
Col. T. S. Kelly, has given notice
to the Capital City Guard that he
intends to resign. It is said that
W. H. Smith will succeed him.
Mr. J. M. Carter has been ap
pointed reporter and collector to
the South Washington branch of
fice of the Bee.
Miss Victoria Thompkins is in
New Bedford Mass. enjoying fine
health and is expected to return
home on the 15th.
Messrs. C. H. Marshall, B. Taylor, J.
Wihfield, James Burgess, will leave the
city, next week for Wilmingeon N. C.
to attend the Good Sarmaritan Con
Miss Maggie Saunders and her
mother are in Detroit Mich. They
will remain until the latter part
of the present month.
Miss Julia Winfield will attend
the session of the National Grand
Lodge of Good Samaritans in
Wilmington, N. 0.
The Howard Croquet Club save
a spread to its members Wednes
day evening on Howard Universi
Mrs. Lizzie Greene is on a vis
itjfrom Baltimore to her daughter
in this city.
Mr. Stewart M. Lewis, who has just
returned from New York, says that
j Mr. Henry George, the economist
will be nominated by the laboring
men for Mayor of New York.
Mr. John Williams, an engineer
of long standing, was seriousljr in
jured by a boiler, at Alfred Eich
ards btick yard last Thursday. He
is very low.
Mr. Edward Dickerson, who left
Wednesday for Norfolk to accom
pany his daughters home, Misses
Sarah, Lidia and Mary, returned
Miss Emma E. Scott who has
been quite ill at her residence, 213
Massachusetts Avenue northwest,
for some time, is much improved,
though she is yet very weak.
Eev. T. G. Steward, pastor of the
Metropolitan church, will preach
on the Earthquake in Charleston,
Sunday morning and will take a
collection for sufferers.
It is said that while it costs from
$484 to 5000. a year to go
through Harvard College, a few
days ago a burglar went through
at a coat of two years.
The Pulpit of the Zion A. M. E.
Church was filled on Sunday lust,
by E. $. Laws, and Rev. J. A.
Bloice of St Columbus West In
dia. Among the many transfeis of Po
lice officers, Sergeants, Huges and
Barry have been tranfered as foi
lows: Huges to the 6th and Barry
to the 8th Precinct.
The prevailing opinions of all good
th)nking colored people is that
self-defence is the only remedy
that the citizens have in this
The Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Suraby,
after spending two weeks in the
mountains with their darling little
Emma, buried her on Tuesday last,
amid the expressed sympathy of
A good family of our communi
ly, Mr and Mrs Chas. Washington
930 Liberty st., was recently visi
ted by the hand of death which
took away their little Clarence.
The Mount Bethel Association
adjourned with communion of
of many" hundreds of hearts, on
Friday evening the 27th at 11
Eev. E. Pay ton, Pastor of Mt -Horeb
Baptist church will baptize
12 converts for the Mt. Pleasant
church at Bar Crossville, Fairfax
Co.,Va.. on Sunday Sept 19th.
Mr. Geo. S. Downe, who has been
spending the summer in the moun
tains with his mother, returned to
the city this week. Both Mr.
Downe and his mother have
spent a very pleasant summer.
The Co-Workers club, will give
a picnic at Browa's Park, 7th St ,
above Boundary, Thursday, Sept.
16th 1886, for the benefit of
Plymouth Congregational Church.
Admission 25 cents.
A whole house with all mod
eran improvements. The land lady
will board with the parties if agree-
J able, or 5 rooms to let at moderate
Apply at 1523 Madison, st.
Miss Sarah Dickerson, who has
been in Norfolk, Va., has returned
to the city looking rosy and pretty.
"What a way to spell fish,7' said
Pat, when ne saw the name Psyche
on a ship. But a more wonderful
spell will be exercised over the
coughing child of yours that keeps
itself and you awake, if you will
try Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. 25
All information needed by the
readers of the "Bee", in the South
ern section of the city, and all news
items and job printing as is seen
in our advertising columns, must
he renorted to E S. Laws, our
news editor, and South Washing
ton manager, at the branch office
316 H st., S. W.
At a regular meeting of the Gol
den Leaf Social club, Thusday ev
ening Sept., 2nd '86, was open in
due form by Mr. C. V. Hicks the
vice president ; at which time Mr.
Silas McAray was elected presi
dent to fill out the unexpired term
of Mr. W, S. Smith.
Mr. Henry Pryor, of the Govern
ment Printing office, who left last
mouth with his wife and child, for
Norfolk has returned to the city.
Henry says that living in your
house and town is better and
cheaper than paying rent in this
city. The baby is in good health
Many houses are reported to
have been crocked during the
earih-qnake. The most fatal des
truct on of all, was done in 'the
state of South Carolinia,the moth
er of secession, and the cradle of
rebellion and massacres. But
throughout the country a terrible
a'arm has prevailed.
The Hackman's Social Union Club No.
1. will give their first grand picnic at
Browns Park;- Friday sept., 19. The com
mittee will do all in its power to make
the time pleasant for all. The president Mr.
John Fleramihg, R. J. Timus vice presi
dent. The members are L. T. Ruftin, W.
W. Queen and otheis. Mr. L. T. Fuffln is
well known and there is no doubt but
what he and the other members will do all
in their power to make the affair pleas
ant. "Delays have dangerous ends,'
the immortal William doth declare.
Have you a cold or cough, a hoarse
ness, or sore chest? Beware ! Take
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup; don't
delay and all the cough and sore
ness will soon pass away. Get it
at once ! You may be worse another
day. Price 25 cents.
Hampton Va., September 2nd.
Mr. Geo. E. Bouden was nomi
nated on the third ballot receiving
80 votes, Smith 29, Col. Clay 13.
There is considerable dissatisfac
tion at the result. Smith's friends
have declared to support him as an
From 9:45 to 11 P. M. great ex
citement prevailed on account of
alarm of an earth q'lrake. Persons
who had retiied early, persons sick
aud unable to get around, suffered
most from excitement of the shock
One lady asleep in a spriug bed,
was aroused full of excitement,
supposed that tne bouse was sink
ing. The following members of the
Grand United Order of True Refor
mers will leave the city Monday
for Fredericksburg, Va., to meet
the Grand Fountain, which will
convene in that place Sept. 6th.
Mrs. Emilj Monroe, chief Deputy
Grand Mistress, of Washington, D.
C, Mesdames W.C. Sheppard, and
C. Miller, and Miss M. C. Bateman,
Wm. Gordon and others.
On the corner of 3d and K sts.
S. W. on Sunday last at 6:15 P.M.
during the vhole time of the
Young Men Christain Association,
a wilful violation of the Sunday
Law, was witnessed by every by
stander. For not only young men
under the influence of whiskey,
acted disorderly but the barkeeper
came out and stood a few mom
ents and returned to the store with
men by way of the side door to
Mr. Thos. Allen, late of Alexan
dria, Va, and the Government
Printing Office, now following his
trade in this city, is doing much
to set his Eepublican brethern to
gether for the fall contest. For
their interests he holds weekly
meetings at his residence 219 E. St.,
S. W. Also Mr. J. Adams of Fred
rick County, Md., is holding his
watch tower at 319 3d St., for the
The members ot the Metropoli-
tand church have organized a fair
association, which will be the larg
est ever known in this city. The
new mode of collecting money to
cany on the fair is systematically
arrauged. The fair will be the larg
est ever held in this city among
the colored people. All money
must be in by Sept. 15.
THE HEALTH DEPAETMENT.
The course of the health officers
in performing their duty in de
fence of the poor people, who are
generally compelled to buy cheap
provisions could never be better
done. The large quantity of diets
condemued by them last week can
but tend to preserve the lives of
thousands who might have o ther
wise died from disease.
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC,
Miss' Louisa Smith, is in Denver, Col .
she will put on the boards Little Moun
tain Faries. Miss smith Is Washington's
favorite dramatic writer. Success to our
Miss Mattie Lawrance U gaining: great
popularity with the Jubilee singers.
There is a new dramatic club being
The Eev. Bowzer of Mt. Zion
church, West Washington, preach
ed at Mt. Sini church on last Sun
day evening. His text was "We
will go with you because God is
The Rev. Henson Brice of Phila
delphia, is here on a visit to his
brother, Mr. Charles Duvall, whom
he has not seen for fourteen years.
Eev. Brice will return this week to
his post. It is very much regret
ed that his stay is bo short.
The chances to invest in ground
in East Washington is good. See
L. G'. Flether.
BEEEAN BAPTIST CHUECH.
The repairs now in progress at
this church will soon be finished,
and it will be re-opened for
divine service on the. first Sunday
in September. Having been closed
tor the past two months, and hav
ing incurred extensive obligations
on account ot the improvements
being made, the church is greatly
in need of fuuds; and the trustees
earnestly ask that every member
ot the church, as well as its friends
make a special effort to be present
at this meeting, and that each one
come prepared to make a substan
tial contribution. The music will
be made a spec al feature of the
occasion, and the pastor will be as
sisted by other prominent clergy
men. aug. 14, 4 t.
A VOTE OF THANKS.
Washingt jn, D. C, Sept. 1, 1886.
Wm. Calvin Chase, Esq.
Sir: We have noticed in your
Saturday's issue, a copy of the ad
dress of the National Independent
Colored political union for which
the Union tenders thanks and hope
that you will always keep before
the colored people of the country
the right to be independent and
vote for the best men regardless of
party. When the colored people
arrive at the standpoint that you
advocate, then they will be respect
ed by both parties.
Benjamiu Johnson, Pres.
E. Mortimer Dorsey, Fin. Sec.
Wm. H. Browne, Cor. Secretary.
THE CAPITAL CITY GUARD.
COL. T. S. KELLY REMOVED.
The Capital City Guard of
which Col. T. S. Kelly is command
er, has been removed and W. H.
Smith, assistant librarian in the
House of Representatives, has been
elected in bis place. The circum
stances in the case are withheld,
for reasons better known to the
Bee. Col. Kelly has brought the
organization up to its present pop
ular standing, and it seems hard,
said several ot his friends, to re
move a worthy man who has spent
his time, labor and money for the
upbuilding of the organization.
Wm. Henry Smith, is the preseut
'commander of the Knights of St.
Angustme and formerly a school
trustee. Some seem to think that
Major Fleetwood would have been
the better commander or Capt.
James A. Perry. Capt. Perry is a
wide awake business manager and
highly thought of in the com
munity. There is a great deal of
excitement in the company.
THE HOWARD CROQUET
A company of young ladies and
gentlemen called the Howard Cro
quet Club has been playing a se
ries of games in the park beneath
the great oaks, at the foot of the
univereity hill. The club is com
posed largely of Howard graduates
and their friends. A series of ten
games ..has just been played be
tween some of the best shots in
the association 212: Mr. Kelly
Miller and Miss Emma Harrell on
the one side and Mr. C. C. John
son and Miss Mabel Walker on
the other. The score resulted in
hivor of the former 6 to 4. The
parties agreed that the losing side
should order ice cream for the
whole company and that Honora
ble aud pleasant duty rests upon
Mr. Johnson and his partner.
During the contest many brilliant
playB were made and many new
points were decided. It was ne
cessary many times to appeal to
the umpire whose decisions were
always in accord with the latest
rules. Arrangements are now be
ing made to put forth some other
of the cr..ck shots in order to de
termine the best talent in the asso
ciation. The games usually take
pjace every afternoon from 5 to 7
THE CLINTON LIBRARY CLR-
The Clinton Library Circle of the
Wesley Zion A. M. E. church, ten
dered a formal reception to Eev.
J. A. D. Bloice, a native of West
India and late from Wesleyan Uni
versity Salisbury, N. C. The re
ception was tendered at the resi
dence of Prof. J. D. Baltimore, 224
D st., where the parlors and every
apartment were open to the accom
modation of the guests. It was
presided over by the Eev. E. H. G.
Dyson, president of the circle, as
sisted by Mrs. Annie Hicks and
Miss Alice Smith, 1st and 2nd vice
presidents aud J. D. Baltimore
director. The occasion will be
distinguished as an ever memora
ble epoch in the history of the cir
cle, that a ministerial graduate of
the Haytian nation should come
from an American college officered
by our own race. From 8 to 10 :30
p. m., the circle was gracefully il
luminated with ladies in fashiona
ble costume -to whom he was intro
duced after a formal welcome. The
program of the reception :
The President made the intro
ductory address and announced
Miss Lizzie Hammous who presided
at the organ, assisted in the chorus
by the guests, "Nearer my God to
Thee." The first lady who ad
dressed the circle, was Miss Ame
lia A. Barnes, the adopted daught
er ot Prof. J. D. Baltimore, who in
her remarks said: A home in my
opinion would scarcely be worth
the name, if it were not from time
to time cheered and brighteued by
kindly faces. Miss Bertha Brooks;
I am not at preseut thinking ot any
v wvao u fov ""j
uuuy mure Hgreeauie ior me to per-
form than to be numbered with
those who are so highly honored in
making remarks of welcome to
Rev. J. A. D. Bloice to our city
and to the Clinton Circle No. 1.
Miss Mary Contee, 0:1 behalf of
the Clinton Circle No. 1. : I extend
to you a cordial welcome in our
midst , and in addition there to, I
will assure you that it is the earn
est wish of our circle, that your
presence among us, may be the
cause of your maintaining the moie
pleasant recollection of this gath
ering as the years roll by. Prof.
J. D. Baltimore ; Students where
ever they meet, should be friends ;
you know what that means, it
means the greeting of hand and
heart not mere lip courtesy.
To each of the remarks, the
young Divine responded in telling
and appropriate words ot wisdom.
He said, though 3000 miles from
my native home, yet I am in the
literary home of my race, if I am at
the seat of a Government in anoth
er country. An observer of pass
ing events, a representative of the
Washington Bee, was found hon
ored by an invitation among the
guest, and to our surprise, heard
Mrs. Hicks, who was said to be
the first vice president, call tor
a few remarks from the Eev. Dr.
Laws, who was also present, and
spoke as follows : This is the test
method of race capacity, education
ally which is the foundation human
greatness to any civilized people.
Among the many ladies present
were: Misses Contee, Lounses,
Mamie Fields, Bertha Brooks, Al
ice Smith, Maggie Lee, Mesdames
Annie Hicks, Louisa Henson, J.
D. Baltimore, with an unusual
amount of good nature, which
made happy the occasion for the
guest and was assisted by Miss
SOUTH WASHINGTON NEWS.
R. S. Laws Manager.
The 4? c,Annuil Session of th Nation
al Gratxtl Good Samaritans and daughters
of Samaria, will convene in tbe oil y of
Wilmington, N. C sept, the 8th."
The Right Worthy Grand Sire, James
Burgess, and the Staff, will leave here on
Rev. J. A. Dennis of Clarksville,
Texas, show- very conclusively why
ministers should be educated before en
tering upon pustorial duties.
It is very hard for the Washington
Critic that claim to champion the cause
of the District Justice, to conceal its
prejudice against color, which is the
real g ound of Its objection.
Listen to its editorial reflections; "The
continuance of Mr. Mathews to act as Re
corder of Deeds, under these circumstan
ces, is not unlikely to create as much
commotion if not some very serious
real estate complications as any other
darky ever found in a wood pile. See
Critic Aug. 25."
R. s. Laws, is of the opinion, that the
colored race ought :o contend for unre
stricted rights of American citizens; and
then vote tor those rights. He thinks
that as 20 years have changed the condi.
tion, position and relation, from brutes
co human being's, from slaves to citizens,
and from inferiors and superiors to
equality before the law that we ought
to form opinions of our own, and decide
with our interests.
There is a general preparation by the
District ministry, for the meeting of the
First Baptist Association with the Mt.
Zion church, at Arlington, Va. on Tues
day Sept. 14" at 11 A. M.
Many young men as well as old, have
already expressed themselves as being
deeply interested in tin. topics of discus
sion for the third day of the session.
Newspaper men of different papers,
are now making inquiries as to the cer
tainty of the day.
Revs. J. A.Taylor, of Richmond, Va.
W. B. Johnson, W. H. Brooks, 8andy
Alexander, W. J. Walker, W. H. Scott,
Geo. W. Lee, have expressed their inten
tion to be present.
War on whisky, means wholesale re
moval of crimes from our midst.
The thing hich puzzles us most, Is
that the very people who move about
most for want of money t pay rent, and
beg most for charity during winter, are
the people who spend th most on ex
cursions and Dicnics.
There are three differences between a
Sunday Bush-meeting and a Monday's
Picnic. 1st. The one carries the minis
ters, and the other the band. 2nd The
band can keep the people together In the
woods much better than the ministers
can. 3 1 Since both are for money mak
ing purposes, and the band draws a great
er attention of the people than the minis
ters, abandon the bush meeting, through
which the greatest evil is accomplished,
and if you will give R. R. and boats all
the money do that m the week.
It is true, that it is snid, that fools
venture, where angels dare not tread,
but timidity is destructive in all cases,
who e it is indulged to an unreasonable
For Instance, white men are can
vassing every day for every kind of in
auraiict! and home benefit and deposit
companies, every kind of furniture and
rumse noia goous, ana tne people of our
ra$e pay the money over to them by the
thousands; not knowing that every $1
traded through their hands count $2-50
against us. They continue this destruc
tive practice, to the financial ruin of our
race. We shall still insist, that our men
who use money should use it among our
own people, or stop talking about colored
people not patronizing each other.
since Iowa Circle, has become so objec
tionable by reason of colored people fre
quenting its premises, it will soon be
named blood field; as the police have
been ordered to hunt them down; for
they will soon spill some ot their blood
there as did Coleman.
Tlie Pol'ce having been ordered to
keep disorderly colored people, from Iowa
Circle, is very much like the expression
fiv& wi,ite boys robbed a man's clothes of
30 90, at the south eud of long bridge,
am! that each one was belonging to good
families in south Washington. It shows
that the Critic makes the thief good
because he is white, and ladies and gen
tlemen disorderly because they are color
ed. The Dedication services of the Mt. Zion
Baptist church I2 and E sts., north east
will take place on Sunday sept. I2 and
three services will be ably conducted.
The 8 p. nu sermon will be preached by
the pastor. Rev. Noah Dillard, subject
Come and see.
l'he premises are beautifully situated
in the North-eastern part 01 the city,
with a handsome edifice at 6000.
CITIZENS of this Dittrict will op.
en on Wednesday Sept. 29th in
Bethel Hall aud the annexed build
ing which gives a joint area of
5242 sq. feit under cover, M st. bet.
16th and 17th sts., n. w. All per
sons intending to place articles on
exhibition will please notify the
Sect'y of the Industrial Commis
sion at their office 1203 16th st.,
n. w., on or before Sept. 25th. The
exhibition will continue to 18 of Oct.
SECOND ANNUAL PICNIC
FRIXTIRu OFFICE SICUL CL11
At BROWN'S PARK 7th St.,
above Boundary, MONDAY Sept.,
Admission, - - 25 cts.
Tickets can be had of the members
or at the Ticket Office at the Park
on the day of the picnic.
NATIONAL BENEFIT AND
R, T. Greener, president, James
A. Matthews, vice pres., W. B.
Thomap, sec, Jesse Bumbry,
treap., Joseph Brooks, general
agnt and business manager, at
516 9'h sN, n. w. Office hours
from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Certifi
cates written up rom 100 to
HOUSES FOR EENT
MONEY TO LOAN,
Cor. Tenth and F Streets, N. W.
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