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o..K!jch0d everv Saturday at 1109 I street
northwest, Washington. P-C
Entered at the Postofflce at Washington
" a6 second-class mail matter.
levelled against him because he
entertains religious views not
computable with a majority of
church going people. His life has
been ut-efal 10 his fellow mail and
we hope he nany soon be restored
to sonnd health.
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neither do vre indorse all they say.
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Xot necessarily lor publication ,
guarantee oi good faith.
W. CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
Toe people's journal is the Bee.
Subscribers are requested to pay
It is evident from the great number
of new advertisements, that appear
in this weeks issue of the Bee, that
our candidate Mr. Young at 736
7th St., n. w. is very popular. We
call special attention of our readers,
white aud colored, to the advertise
ments in this weeks issue of the
Bee aud request that these gentle
men be patronized. It is said that
white people are opposed to us, uot
so, when a firm finds that a first
class paper like the Bee is pub
lished in this city by colored men
they will give it support as they
do the Bee. Our advertisers ad
mit that the Bee is a great adver
tising medium which should be
HARMOR Y CEMETERY.
The greatest advertising medi
um iu the city.
The anxious politicians are asking
how will the next House of Repre
sentatives stand? Give it upon
a dead certaiuty; but there is
strong probability that it will
fttaud up-side down.
It is reported that Dr. C. B. Pur
vis says, that there are not enough
negroes in the United States to re
move him, and all he wants is a
chance at the Bee. This colored ( ?)
gentleman has had a chance at
Col. W. P. Wood of the Gazette
why don't he go for him?
Purvis your official days are num
bered, mark well this "prediction.
Sam It iiidall to the contrary notwithstanding.
M. MaspiTo the Egyptologist and
explorer has almost wrought the
riddle of the Sphinx. His recent
excavatious have developed the
fact that the far famed Sphinx is
the centre-figu'e of an immense am
phitheatre. This discovery has at
tracted a great deal of attention
among scholars. If the explorers
will continue to unearth things iu
Airica and make a true report of
the results, they may find that
under the cloud ofpiejudice will
be found a race of living wonders
who are destined yet to play an
important part in the destinies of
"Tony" coined people
does this adjective Mony'
fv. Let us see: It is a contracted
abbreviation of ''high toiud."
High toned people aie those "who
are eleva'ed above tl e common
herd of mankind not by the pwer
ot filthy luce, which might come
from the mixed drawing ut a lot
tery prize bur people whose lives,
patterned upon honesty, integriiy
and the Chrihtian gracis. which
adorn humanity, can biar the light
of intpeeti in by the rule of right.
A true gentleman or lady may not
be surfeited with the purchasable
goods of this world. They may
not live in jfiue houses or arive
tine In ret s or dress in purple, fine
linen or rush, diamonds or seal
skins, and yet they will be more
"high toned" than the kid gloved
coumerfeit tribe that circulate
among the unwary as pure coin.
"The stamp is nut the guiuea's
A bill has at last been filled by
the lot holders of Harmony Ceme
tety against the Trustees of that
institution. The bill sets forth
the history of the foimatiou of the
association aud its management
from 1S57 to the present time. The
complainants over that large sum
of money have been obtained from
the sale of lots and that such sums
nave gone into the possession of
John F. Cook who claims that such
sums so collected are uot held in
trust for the lot-proprietors or for
the purpose of improving the
grounds. It seems that the affairs
1 of the society are very much mixed
aud that the resting places of our
beloved dead have become the
ground of an unhallowed squabble
over a sum of money. This is very
unfortunate ; butsiuce it has beeu
provoked by a long series of abus
es and neglect, it is hoped that
the matter may be settled definite
ly by the courts. The dispute is
one which will involve the honor of
all parties concerned and it w 11 be
wisdom to let the law take its
course and let the judgement fall
where it belongs. To discuss the
matter ou street corners and to in
dulge iu harsh aud unjustifiable
threats aud aspersions will only
provoke personal friends and per
haps involve unpleasant and uu
But it is uot to be forgotten that
the questions involved in the suit
are serious and must be settled
fairly and fully. That the cemete
ry has been grossly neglected, no
one will doubt who has visited the
jjrouuds aud it is exceedingly un
fortunate that more respect has not
been shown tin se whose paren
children or friends now he buried
J m such an unbeautified spot. That
more care uas uot beeu taken in
the improvoment of the grounds is
certainly not complimentary to the
management aud those interested
in the proper conduct of the com
pany show a commendable spirit.
The manner iu which a people treat
tneir dead has at all times been the
test of refinement and christian
civilization aud we are sorry to
state that if all are measured by
the mauuer in which the trustees
uave treated their dead and our
own, we would be regarded but
little better than barbarians. Jus
tice calls loudly for a fair desposi
tiou of the matter ; the lot owners
want what they are entitled to and
mere propriety suggests that Har
mony cemetery be made a decent
burial place for our loved ones.
'Hew to the lines" and let the
falsehood and misrepresentation,
makes the denial aud then strike?
out to demolish people who have
beeu wafching for a denial of the
affair, but who have just seen it as
it gleamed through the wrath of the J
accused, n tne euuor m question
had grain of sense under hi&jour
ualistic jockey cap, he would .have
denied the matter before and .. thus
have given those who know or
heard of the affair to make up -their
minds in the matter.
Why this editor should liave
made a lunge at us we cannot say,
except that it must have been in
the SDirit of the wolf in the fable
who was spoiling to demolish some
thing and declared war simply be
cause he wanted to fight. The Ga
zette says that the Bee "assumes
to be wedded to democratic lies
and is willing to aid aud abet with
the common ereing to the annihila
tion of his race and party. He re
peats the same idea a dozen times
before he wipes his pen.
Now the Gazette simply lies when
it says that we are wedded to dem
ocratic lies or auy other lies. If the
alligator can pointto, anythiu in
eratic lies we wonld like to know
it. If we are wedded to anything
aside from our domestic and con
jugal interests, it is to the interest
of the colored people, whose inter
ests cannot be permanently secured
by any kind of lies.
We do not, like our contemno-
rary. bow to tyranny and party
oossism. we have come to the
conclusion that principles are with
out constructive force when they
are simply painted on party plat
forms and expressed in windy plat
itudes. We believe that good men
are the true conservators and rep
resentatives ot good principles and
we have always sought to bring
them to the support of the colored
people. What we want are friends
men who are willing to be just
to all citizens of whatever nartv.
color or creed.
We do not, as the Gazette has
done, strike at its friends even in
its own party; but striving to
break down prejudice and remove
invidious destructions we are will
iug to join hands with honest men,
wherever found aud help to buil i
up our people in sympathy, patri
otism aud affection. Those who
are willing to become the slaves of
party, may do so, but we are al
ways in favor of good men wher
ever found. The Gazette may call
this what it chooses, aud may bray
until its long ears get numb. Its
KicKing will nob disturbe the equi
librium of the Universe, neither will
it hurt auy body.
The prohibition ticket in this
city will poll a large vote, but not
sufficient to endanger the repub
lican ticket. Rev. Palmer candir
date for congressman at large-, will
probably run slightly ahead of his
ticket, as will Jones, candidate
for the legislature but neither will
be eiecteu. Judge Briggs' future
will depend upon the silent or
vest pocket vote, he is the most
unpopular candidate that has ever
been nominated, the bosses de
clare he shall win, so I suppose be
will. The congressional delega
tion, from this city will remain
the same. In the little state
across from us (New J eraey) the
repub.icans stand" a good chance
in electing both governor and
legislature, the result of which
will be the return of Gen. Sewell
to the U. S. Senate. The B &0
R R. are placing " large sums in
the state to defeat Gen. Sewell.
The welcome extended to the del
egates returning from Richmond,
Va., by the Kuigbts of Labor was
ne ofthe largest ever witnessed
men were in line, representing
every brauch of industry.
Many straugers have beeu in
the city Kttending the annual ses
sion of Masoux Knights.Templars.
The officers ehcted were Sir Gil
bert Johnson, K. E G. O , Sir
Wilson X Underwood, V. E.
Dept G U.;8irlT. T. Guinn, L.
?. G;SirA J. Bilmsof Pitts
burg, G C. G; Sir T. Young, G.
P.; Sir J. D. Kelly, G. R.
gave a concert,
on that- occasion ; and to
With very great respect, yours
A. S. Richardson, chairman of
committee of Arrangements.
- WlBl Johnson, Secretary.
I Boys will be bov3 until time
shall be no mora. As boys they
will continue to buy their "clothes
and therefore will constantly be
in need of a new outfit until their
parents procure for them one ot'
our wear resisting Cassimere suits
wh'ch we sell from .32.50 up to
$10 for boys between the ats of
4 and 13 years. (Short Pants.)
For the larger boys ages 14 to ly
we have a large stock, a sreut
assortment at prices from 5 up
to 18. In Gentlemens Suits
over coats, and Seperate pants
our stock 13 now complete, our
prices lower than ever, our styles
correct, our salesmen courteous
and our methods of doing I usw
ness popular. For anything in
latea upon tne clothing lin fr,r msm W .
its intelligeut zeal in availing its-. Mia nri K'i.
4 & Trumbull Sts., Washington,
D. C, Oct. 28th 1886.
A. S. Richardson, Esq., chairman
I am in receipt of your communi
cation of the 26th current in which
I am invited by the Philomathian
Literary Society to pronounce an
oration in commemoration of the
Emancipation of the Slaves in the
Island of Cuba, by Her Majesty,
The Queen Regent of Spain; which
is to take place on Thursday even
ing November 11th, 1886.
I accept the invitation and shall
be pleased to prouounce the ora
tion at the time and place indicat
ed iu your communication. Your
Society is to be congratulated upon
which was both a financial aud
artistic.su css. iMiss Flora Bat
sou of Newport, carr.el her audi
ence by storm.
Thursday night the operetta
Red Riding Hood will be produced
under the auspices of Prof. C. S.
Madam Rumor states that early
next month the ex-steward of the
White House, will lead one of
Philadelphia's fairest women to
the altar of H men.
DtfUhLsonnortunitv to call the
noble edict which strikes the
chains from the limbs of a hundred
thousand human beings in the
Island of Cuba.
Geo. W. Williams.
Prof. Cleveland Abbe will read
at the Bethel Literary next Tues
Mr. J. G. Hutchings, of the Pen
sion Office, has been called home
suddenly on account of the sick
ness of his father.
,u:i,j r, j.ti i
umua. vjume njiiifc nere you are
LonrA. lr i.nci what vnn wnnh of
prices that will gleaae you.
HE PUCE TB EL.
Gr olden FG , o-1
' CLOTHING Co.
3S W. COBWEB OF ITH D STREETS.
(AH Blue Signs.)
J. M. Gkadt, Manager.
REV. MOSES A. HOPKINS.
HONORING HIS ifEUIORY.
THE COLORED PROHIBITION CANDI
DATE WILL RUN AHEAD OF HIS
TICKET. THE PROBABLE SUCCESS
OF THE NEW JERSEY REPUBLICANS.
SEWELL'S RETURN TO THE SENATE
-TALKED OF. SOCIAL MATTERS,
Hall of Garnett Literary Associa
ciatiou, Lincoln University Pa.,
Oct. 22ud 188C.
chips fall where they may-
MEN NOT PARTY.
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's ill
nebB is attracting wide public at
tent on. The daily papers refer
to his condition as beins: unfavo
rable to his restoration to health
as the cause ot his malady is si mi
lar to that which earned the death
of General Grant. The colored
peop'e of Washington city and of
the cuuutry have good reasou to
hope that long lease of life will be
yet enjoyed by their great friend
Col. Ingersoll. He has never
flinched from the line of what he
coneidertd to be his dut)
in his efforts to uphold, pro
tect and defend the millions of
colorud people from their assail
ants, whoever they were. Plant
ed in the right, opposed to all
forms of unjust imposition auy
clas of human beings, and endow
ed with a mas erpiece of intellect,
couscientio js and generous, he is
one of the few favorite Ameri
cans in spite of the church
Our green-eyed contemporary
the Cleveland Gazette, in its Quix
otic pass at the Plaindealer, sought
to excoriate, at the same time, the
Bee. The Gazette takes exceptions
to the suggestion thrown out by
the Plaiudealer that "he does not
deny his guilt," to which the out
raged Gazette returns with a pe
culiar twitch of its assiuina iior-
trils that "We do most emphati
cally deny the charge" with the
gentle reminder that "we do not
condescend to uotice every false
hood aud misrepresentation.
We are somewhat surprised that
the Gazette has uot deuied the
charge before this. The history of
self-prostitutiou aud breach of con
fidence and honor with which the
Gazettee has beeu charged, in onr
opinion, deserved an immediate
denial, both ou account of himself
and of Mr. Douglas whose friend he
professed to be. In the light of
this, the Gazette should have
thanked the Plaindealer for the
kindness of suggesting that the
matter had been permitted to stand
without a deuial and confessed an
error in the proper spirit.
But how does the Gazette take
it ? He raves and foams. inHmatpis
that the Plaindealer is guilty of la measure.
(Our Special Correspondent.)
Philadelphia, Pa , Oct. 27, '86.
Before another issue of your pa
per reaches your readers, the po
litical contest as to who will be
governor of this commonwealth
will have been dt cided. At this
writing Gen. Beaver, the republi
can nomiuee will be elected,
though by a reduced majority, his
democratic competitor, Mr. Black
claims that all sis:ns point to him
as the next incumbent in the gu
bernatorial chair. The entrance
of James G. Blaine in the state
has infused unprecedented enthu
siasm. The meeting held in this
city Saturday night was one of the
largest gatherings that has ever
been wituessed, "both the acade
my of music and the Horticultu
ral Hall were packed, as well as a
large meeting numbering several
thousands was held on the outside.
In this meeting in the long list of
vice presidents aud secretaries not'
a co ored man was named, nor
was their one in either hall,j
among tne large number upon
the p'atform. Mr. Blaiue h:s
been making a tour of the state in
compauy with Gen. Beaver, and
has been receive d as the people's
hero. This effusion of popular
ft eling has caused Mr. Blaine to
shy his castor in the ring, and
give notice to all that he again
was in the presidential racef so
great has this feeliug become that
other presidential aspirants arp
hurrying here to deride this feeKt
mg, this week wdl see the leadeis
vieing with the others. Mr.
Blaiue in his tour west was ac
companied by Mr I. Wears, but
in each case when thi3 gentlemen
spoke he had to bring up at the
fog end. Mr. Blaiue and his
friends would immediately leave
the rostrum.' To the surpnse of
Mr. Wear's friends he has suffvrAri
this continually and iusult without
WbhrEjAS : It has pleased the
All-wise and beneficial Creator of
the Universe to remove from our
midst the Rev. Moses A. Hopkins,
late Minister of the U. S. to Liberia,
Therefore, be it resolved; That,
while we bow in humble submis
sion to the will of Him whose wis
dom is infinite justice uuswerving
and love uubouuded, yet we deep
ly deplore the demise of our belov
ed brother and earnest co-worker
iu the field of educatiou.
Resolved : That, we rejoice that his
life was a testimonial of the train
ing here received fbr although civ
il honors were thrust upou him, in
committing this office to his care
he did not neglect that greater
ministry of the Lord Jeus Christ
to which he had former! v nnnsn.
crated his life.
Resolved: That, in his death, the
natiou has lost a worthy represen
tative, the state a useful citizen,
society an energetic bent factor,
his wife a loving husband, his
children an iudulgent father our
Alma Mater an honored son, and
our Association one of its most
Resolved: That we extend to his
bereaved family our deep sympa-
ny, ana commend them to a gra
cious God who doeth allthiugs
Resolved: That these resolutions
be spread upon our journal and a
copy of the same be forwarded to
his widow ; and also that they be
published iu the N. Y. Freeman,
Washington Bee and T. C. Presbyterian.
T. P. Smith,
J. K. Rector, Committee.
W. M. Jones,
Ebenezer M. E. Church was
crowded last Sabbath. Rev. Wm.
Sidney of Va., delivered a sermon
aubject, Wonderful. Isa-9-6.
Farther Duu bar, of St. Peters
church preached one of his interest
ing sermons last Sabbath to a
large congregation of white and
colored. His text was "The mar
riage in Galilee."
Rev. Riley who preached at the
15th street Presbyterian church
two Sabbath ago gave great satis
faction. He is the brother of Dr.
Jerome R. Riley of this city.
Rev. R. S. Williams has beeu re
turned to the Isreal C. M. E.
COL. "w"ILLIAS ACCEPTS THE OEA-TOESHIP.
Col. Geo. W. Williams,
Dear Sir :
At ajregular meeting of the Phi
lomathian Literary Society it was
resolved that the Emancipation of
theSlaves of the Island of Cuba,
by Her Majesty, The Queen Regent
of Spain should be duly celebrated
by an oration and other public ex
ercises on Thursday evening, No
vember 11th, 1886. I have been
instructed by the Committee ot
Arrangements for this celebration
to notify you of your unanimous
1 selection to pronounce the oration
Out of 35 Baptist churches in
this city, thereare 8 of them free
The Zion, Enon, Liberty, Reho
both, Second, First West Wash
ington, Nineteenth Street, and
Bethleham. And out of 21 Metho
dist churches and Missions, there
are as many as five free. We have
63 christian churches in Washing
ton as follows ; 35 Baptist, 21 Meth
odist, 3 Episcopal, 1 Presbyte
rian, 1 Catholic, and 1 Lutheran,
with about 35,000 churches goes
among the colored people, which is
the largest average in the United
Among the mauy other good
tniugs gone Dy the Zion Baptist
church, South Washington, she
still pays to the widow of the late
Rev. Wm. Gibbons, 100 dollars per
month to Jan. 1st 1SS7, besides
paying 50 dollars per mouth to
Mr. Wm. J. Howard, whose ordi-
uation is being talked of, that his
friends may have a chance among
the friends of other applicants,
should the majority feel to chose
him as their prominent pastor.
An interesting revival is now in
progress,, at the Mount Dew Bap
tist church, Caroline Co. Va., and
throughout the state, revivals, as
sociations and Sunday school con
ventions are attractive.
Revival is going on at the Mount
Jezreel church, 5th and E. sts. s. e.
aud will soon follow in some other
The Baptist Publication Society
of Philadelphia, has appealed . to
all the Baptist churches and S. S.
thionghout the United States, to
set the Mth day or second Sunday
in Nov. as a Bible Day, to collect
money for the free distribution of
uiDles to the poor destitute of the
The reply of the Rt. Rev. Bishop
S. T. Jones, 'of the A. M. E. Zion
church, to editor Smith of Char
lotte Messenger of N. C. was sim
ply matchless, and unanswerable,
iu defending both his well timed
remarks aud the status aud claims
At the "Bee" Office,
1109 I Street, N. W., near 11th,
t where vou
The American, Arkansas, Geor
gia, aud Living Way Baptist,
aud the Star of Zion, and Messen
ger A. M. E. religions newspapers
of the race, bring constant informa
tion to our city in common with
the Baptist companion, that poli
tics are not allowed to take the
place of or hinder the progress of
ul Clectrir: r.nr.Ms
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