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W. CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
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The Bee is the only colored
newspaper in the city. It is the
greatebt advertiing medium in
The people of the country owe a
a debt of gratitude to Senator Hoar
of Mass., for the introduction ot the
bill to errect a mouument to the
black men who were our soldiers
and seamen during the war.
The colored soldiers and Seamen
and the National League, should
have amass meeting about Janu
ary 3. 487. that will fill the Metro
A proper movement on tbe part
of these comrades, will be met by
our citizens in the most substantial
way, and if they go about it right
they will find a ready and gener
ous response financially and
Men of National reputation should
be selected for orators, and the
affair should be thoroughly adver
tised so that a failure will be impos
sible. Bro. Chase otthe Washington
Bee exonerates himself in his ar
ticle ot the negro and his charac
teristics eBpecialh ; relating to his
owning lands iu the south. You
may know a great deal Bro. Chase
but you don't know thflfc negroes
own no lauds in tbe south. Get
back that is not tiue, they do own
lands, probably altogether owns
as much as you do iu the north.
We have negroes in Arkansas
that are planters, near Little
Rock, such as Desha of Eagle,
Holt of Wrightsville, Bridges oi
Red Blufl; Scipio of Hensley and
others too numerous to mention.
Don't say that negroes of the
south own no lands, you are
wrong. Arkansas Mansion.
Our esteemed contemporary
misunderstood oar Negro charac
teristics. We know there are a
great number of colored people
owning land in the south aud are
probably better off thau those in
the north who have had opportu
nities superior to the southern col
ored people iu every respect, aud
iftheyktep on as tbey are now,
we expect to see millionaires. If
our article conveyed such an idea
to the brain ot our Arkansas edi
tor he misconstrued it.
A NATIONAL CONVENTION.
The Washington Bee mentions
a National Convention of Colored
Men prior prior to 18S8. We fa
vor such a movement and heartily
second the motion. Let it be
held about next July or August,
in Washington City. Memphis
Our move for a National Con
vention of colored men is endorsed
by the Memphis Watchman. The
Watchman favors Washington,
we had presumed that Boston
Mass., was a suitable place. We
ebould like to hear further on tbe
A GREAT MISTAKE.
Last week there was reference
made to the mismanagement of the
finances of the Washington Cadet
Corps, Major Boston commanding.
We have found out since then that
what was published is untrue al
though it was authenticated by
Mr. C. A. Fleetwood, a gentleman
recognized in the town as a reputa
ble man. We are happy to known
that Maj. Boston is not guilty of
what was published agaiust him.
We have no interest in this motter
except for the welfare of the Wash
ington Cadet Corps.
Matthews, the colored Democrat
recorder of deeds, who succeeded
Mr. Fred. Douglass, is turning off
the colored clerks in his depart
ment and substituting white ones.
All of which goes to show that uo
faith is to be put in a Democrat
even it' lie is black. "Negro
This is a lie and Mr. R. C. O.
Benjamin knows it. We call the
atteusion of the editor to an extract
from the "New York Star," and
we desire to say further that a
more unscrupulous Negro demo
crat never existed than Mr. Benja
min. This gentleman and a lew
other Negro reuegades split the
republican colored vote in Pensyl
vauia. Does the gentlemen deny
it? Give us a rest Benjamin.
Bro. Ohase : The hundred eyes
do not desire any of the Eees sweet
honey, therefore the hundred eyes
upon the summit of the rockies
feeds upon lofty ideas. The bun
died eyes has no chip upon its head
to be knocked off, nor does the
hundred eyes unjustly attack any
one. The hundred eyes is about a
mighty work and can not descend
to small things, the hundred e,es
leave that for insects that go buz
zing around with poisonous sting
in their tail such as the Bee carry.
The above editorial is taken from
the Denver Argus, which claims
that its mission is high. The above
extract is an evidence of the editors
high mission. If the above is a
specimen of the editors high aim
ing, we don't want to see a speci-
mmi fV o Klnil.'QiT)rf1
The Bee has a sting for such in
dividuals as the editor of the Ar
gus. Come again. We shall make
it pleasant for you.
KEEP OUT OF THE COURTS.
We repeat a word of advice to
our race in this respect : aud we
hope that it will be duly consider.
When we visit the different Courts
we find our race too largely iepre
sen ted. They can not afford it.
The administration of Justice in
many cases are too severe and dis
criminating yet when we make
cause to go befoie the couitswe
must take the consequences .
If our neighbor does us an iu
jury we should use more reason
and less passion. Remembering
that there are many right in your
midst who make it a liviug to
profit and live by the extremity of
your passions. To say that our
race is more dishonest than any
other race is not true ; yet the race
should strive to live by the ''sweat
of its brow," aud in point of hones
ty and hquare dealing aud to its
reputation. To be successful aud
recognized as a race, we must culti
vate, Industry and Economy.
Eat less, sing less, drink less,
aud dance less, all of these are he
setting faults aud are liable to lead
us iuto danger, and remember that
jour homes, your families and
churches are to be built up. Keep
out of the courts. Cape Fear
MONUMENT TO THE COL
ORED SOLDIERS AND
Senator George F. Hoar of Mass.
has iutioduced in the senate a bill
to erect a monument to the colored
men, who as soldiers and seamen,
helped to save the union, during
the war. This measure of long
witheld reecoguition to the brave
men, who on laud and sea saved
the uuion from dismemberment,
needs the encouragement of the
representative people of the coun
try, both soldiers and sailors, and
civihaus. We therefore suggest, to
the commanding officers ot "Mor
ton" and 'Sumner77 Post grand
army of chief republic, that they
arrange for a grand popular mass
meetiug of the people at once oufy
deep so that the great mass of
poeple here aud there sojourning
in this city cau nave an occasion to
show their appreciation of Seuator
Hoar's effort and otherwise testi-
Trirnw ii in jiiiicw nirirr
fy their "desire to have a national
monument to the men who fought
our battles in 62, l63, 64, and 65.
We hope toliear of nothing small
or petty, or ol'auy jealousies or local
"mush" about this matter, but that
a well selected representation from
each Post, and so many from the
National League take hold of the
matter and by January 1SS7, give
us a monster mnss meetiug and
camp fire Ghat will make our hearts
glad oi the achievements of the
meu who defended our flag in the
darkest hour of the nations life.
THE SCHOOL BOARD.
The trustees of the public
schools met last Tuesday evening
and a lively time ensued over a
timely reolution submitted by
Dr Francis, which in our opinion
aud the opinion of the colored
people should be favorably consid
ered by the Commissioners. Dr.
Francis is the proper man to be
on the High and Normal school
committee, so far as the interests
of the colored schools are conceit
ed. The objection raised by Mr.
Johnson, trustee of the 7th school
division, were in our opinion out
of place. Suppose the committee,
of which be is a member, did
make an estimate for certain
school accommodations, were any
provisions mnde for a new colored
High and Normal school, which
are greatly needed? At the board
meeting November 9th, Mr.
Johnson offered a . resolution
which was referred to the Hi;h
and Normal school committee, to
the etft ct of taking Sumner build
ing, corner 17th and M st?., n. w.,
lor a High school. Did the com
mittee act or has it considered that
resolution? No. Then how is it
'hat Mr. Johnson made an esti
mate for a High and Normal
-chool when hia resolution has
not been considered? We want a
new High and Normal school, up
on tbe plan submitted to the Com
nrssioners by Dr. Francis. This
bickeiing over such an important
measure is unnecessary and only
tends to destioy or impede the
progress of our colored schcls.
Dr. Francis' plans for a new High
and Normal school for colored
children is a good one. Mr.
Johnson complains that there is
no money appropriated. That is
just what we know and for that
reason we want Congress to make
an appropriation r a. ivapcotuble
colored mrn and Normal s-chcol.
In reply to Dr. Francis' resolution
Mr. Johnson retor'ed by saTing
that i here was no need for such a
resolution, but still he oiiered an
amendment, which was accepted
by Dr. Francis to include himself
and Prof Gregory of the 8th di
vision on the committee to wait
ou the Commissioner?. If the
resolution was out of place, which
we deny, was not Mr. Johnson's
amendment out of place and more
so since we have a standing com
mittee on the High and Normal
school? Consistency thou art a
jewel and wise men often stoop to
little measures." We endorse the
resolution ot Dr. Fraucis and so
do all well thinking people.
THE GOOD RECORD MADE BY THE COL
or ed man from albany.
Washington .Bureau of the
Star, Dec. 13. There seems to
be a general impression that the
nomination of James O. Matthews,
reappointed Recorder of Deeds
after his rejection by the Senate
iast spring will be again defeated
at this session ot Congress. I
know ot no reason for this expec
tation except the belief that tbe
Senatois will shrink from the ap
pearance of inconsistency and,
hiving oice rejected tbe nomina
tion, will persist in that course
regardless ot justice and propriety.
The charges originally made
against Matthews have been refu
ted by the most unanswerable
witnesses experience. It is no
torious to day that he is the best
aud most efficient Recorder the
District has had for a great many
years. His office is a model of
good management, regularity and
precision. The public enjoy
greater conveniences than they
Lave ever had befure, aud the em
ployes, several of whom are white
ladies of education and culture,
unite in testifying to the tin vary'
ing delicacy and considerateuess
wiih which they are treated. If
Mr. Matthews is rejected it will
oe not because he is inefficient or
unsuitable, but because the Re
publican Senators object to his
The New York Star expresses
the sentiments of the entile Ne
gro race. It is not whether Mr.
Matthews is competent, but that
he is a Negro, and upon this ques
tion the colored race will hold the
republican Senate responsible if he
is rejected. It is not a question
of politics but that a coioied citi
zen of the United States has been'
nominated by a democratic presi
dent and a lepublican Senate re
fuses to confirm him. We are
confident that General John A.
Logan, while he is a conscientious
republican and opposed to colored
men being1 democrats, will not be
a party to the rejection of Mr.
Matthews on account of his color;
he will not agree with those who
base their objections upon such
ground. We ask the Piesident
to stand by Mr. Matthews and for
once and altime settle t he questiou
of color in politics. We desire to
say to all, that the editor of this
paper is a Simon pure republican
who has supported the principles
of that uartv since he entered ihe
body politic, but if a republican
Senate persist in rejecting one of
his fellow citizens, simply because
he is colored, we want nothing tp
do with the paity. So far as we
are concerued we want no office
and neither do we ask for any
It is' race with us above all earthly
dignities and wheu we fail to de
fend that race, which has been the
tool of parties to its own detri
ment, mav our risdu hand forget
its cunning aud our tongue cleave
to the roof of our mouth." Why
is not this discrimination made
against white democrats? Senator
Ingalls informs us that no Negro
has a ricrht to be a democrat. The
old school democracy or bourbons
of the south tell the republicans
that they should join their party.
Do s Mr. Ingalls presume that
either assertion i3 philosophical?
Mr. L galls ha3 a rght he says
to be a republican, but a Negro
has i o rights to affiliate with a
different party other than the
republican p.srty We want A'Jr.
Ingalls and the republican party
to uniers'atid that we have long
since thrown off the mask of sub
sei vuncT, and assume the liberty ot
thinking lor ourselves. We want
the colored press and the e tire
colored race throughout this c mn
try to understand that J. C. Mat
thews is opposed on acount of col
or and it he is not confirmed the
republican Senate is responsible.
PROF. W. B JOHNSoN DISCUSSES
home training. a large crowd
out. the constitution adopt
ed AND A NEW EXECUTIVE COiM
MITTEB APPOINTED. THE LADIES'
Last Thursday evening the
Philomatbian literary society met
at the 2d Baptist church, W. Cal
vin Chase in the chair and Miss
Lizzie Mason, secretary. First
business in order after prayer and
reading of the minutes ot the last
meeting was the report of the
committee on constitution. Mr.
A. G. Leuard submitted a con
stitution aud by-laws for the gov
ernment of tlfe society, w hich wese
adopted with a tew changes. The
program of the evening was mu
sic, declamation by Miss Cropper,
"The Polish Boy," was recited
with great effect. Miss Cropper
has a fine delivery and throughout
the delivery of her piece, it elicited
suggest d by the ladies appointed
at the last meeting were a new
feature in the program of exercis
es, which were as follows: Miss
Jennie Minor being the first sid,
Another object to be regarded in
home edu ation is the training oi
the child to habits of industry.
These are esseutial equally to
happiness and to the usetulness of
the child. It should be the aim
of the parents to cherish in the
heart of the child a love for home
A child iu whose heart the love of
home has no place lacks one of
the conservative principles ot
honor. Miss Ellen Ruffin said
We may fill our homes with
And with suushine brimming o'er,
If against all dark intruders,
We will firmly close the door,
Yet should evil shadows euter,
We must love each other more.
Miss Lucy Webb: If at home
good manners are taught, abroad
they will not be hypocritical; for
without a proper basis, polished
manners are worthless.
Miss Emma Kinner: "Manners
make the man," and thei'e is a
secoud, that; 'Mind makes the
but truer than either is a
that 4Home makes the
TT, ,1 1 .
includes not only manners and
mind, but character. It is mainly
in the home3 that the heart is
opened, the habits ate framed
the intellect is awakened, aud
character moulded for good 83 lor
'Plr,-.v nnimlnnl immci lironn 1-OOM
distinctly and with earnestness,
and great credit is due to them
for such suggestive thoughts. Af
ter which the essayist of the ev
ening, Prof. W. B. Johnson was
introduced, who read a paper ou
He said: Home is the crystal of
society; the very nucleus of na
tional life and character, from it
issues the habits, principles aud
maxims which govern public and
private life. The nnrsery is the
birthplace of the nation; here we
find national character in its un
developed state, awaitiug only the
refining fires ot the crucible,
ere the world is presented with a
perfect and symmetrical manhood.
If I were asked: What place on
ou earth appi ouches nearest heav
en? I should direct the enquirer,
not to tbe halls ot legislation nor
the presidential mansion, not to
the gay circles of fashionable so
ciety, nor tu the palatial mansions
of the rich and noble, but to the
well regulated home.
is one of the most potent instruc
tors, through it teaches without a
tongue. It is the practical school
of mankind. Precepts may point
the way to us; but it is silent,
continuous example, conveyed to
us by habits, that influences the
lives of men. Children grow up
i in the home they imbibe their
best aud wTorth morality there;
for there are domestic purity and
moral life in a good home.
The school teacher has little to
do with the formation of real char
acter iu his children, this is form
ed at home by the christian exam
ple of mother aud lather. The ed
ucation received at school inajr in
clude the whole range of knowledge,
yet if the scholar must return
borne, from the refining atinos
sphere, to live in one whicu is mor
ally impure, all his leariug will
prove a little value. In the work
of home training the body of the
young demands a large portion of
our care. Cleanliness of body is a
thing of importance, to physical
development. Proper regard for
out-door exercise must be cultivat
ed. Ingenuous and watchful par
ents may find many ways of culti
vating the conscience. A warn
ing, a look like that which Christ
gave Peter. Prof. Johnson con
demned the manner of parents ap
proaching teachers in school, when
they become angry at frivilous
things. The child says he watch
es the conduct of the mother and if
the teacher is abused iu the pres
ence of the child, that act encour
ages the child to do the like again.
The paper was instructive and en
tertaining throughout. At its con
clusion, Mr. A. &. Leuard, opened
the discussion. He made a most
excellent address, full of thought
and sound sense.
Mr. John Lawson, said that for
two reason he agreed with the es
sayist and one reason why he did
not agree with him. The first,
because it was lull of souud
advice. The reason why he
objected to the paper was,
that it was one sided. And since
it was so, the essayist has no an
tagonist. Rev. A. S. Thoinpas, endorsed
the paper and went to give his ver
sions of home training. His argu
ment was very suggestive. Un
der the constitution the following
new executive committee was ap
pointed: A. G. Leonard, W. B.
Johuson, D. F. Batts, M. C. Max
held, Misses Jennie Minor, L. A.
Cooper and Lizzie Mason. Mes
srs. H. F. Petway and P. H. God
win joined the association.
Next Thursday evening Mr. A.
G. Leuard, will read a paper en
titled Lost Opportunities. Miss
Lucy Webb will read an essay
and music by Miss Auuie Thomas.
TO THE COLORED EDITORS
Washington D. C, Dec. 9, 1886.
To euableme to compile a correct
bistory of the colored press and
make a concise report, of newspap
ers edited by colored men to
the next: convention of the Colored
National Press Association, the
colored editors throughout the
United States, are requested, 1st.
To send a copy of thetr paper to
my address regularly.
2nd. The number of "papers pub
lished, in their state, city or town,
when established and when suspen
3d. A brief biographical sketch
of each editor is requested, with a
cut of himself.
4th. The u umber of retired col
editors in their respective state,
city, or t wu, their worth in real
state, &c. -
man.' ror tne nome iraiuiug
5th. Whether their journals are
democratic, republicau, iudepend.
ent or pnblished in some other m"
6th. Whether they own their own
material and how much, wht'ther
they print their owu paper or bae
it done elsewhere.
7tb. I shall expect a correct, and
truthful report and if any fraud or
misrepresentation is detected, it
will operate against tbe editor or
editors. Colored exchauges please
W. Calvin Chyl,
Historian of the Colored Press'
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