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L. C. Moore, advertising agent.
L, g. Fletcher,
1322 B Street,
E, Sedgwick 1315, 27tb Street.
St., s. w.
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nt ion Objectionable advertisement will not
t inserted at any price. All remittance!
lould be made by draft, postal money order,
' ehB or registered letter. Money forwarded
naiiy other way. Is at the sender's risk. In
BendlnB money the amount and what It is for
Guould be distinctly stated.
letters, etc, snoumDe aa-
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
1109 1 ST.. N. W., WASH.. D. C.
WHERE THE BEE CAN BE HAD.
ftin.. Polkety's, M. Street, between.l2th and
j. H. Beller, Druggist, corner 16th and M
Henry Poland's, corner K& and Pennsyl
vania Avenue, Southwest.
Wntldlet en's Jmehy fine,
II streets, u. w.
Philadelphia House, 318 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hyson's Barber Shop, Uth and
H steets, n. w.
SATUKDAY, Dec. 25th 1886.
Subscribe for tlie Bee.
Twenty cents per month.
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
Mrs. Dr. J. R. Francis has pre
sented her husband with a fine
Those who will receive on New
Years day will please send their
names to Lonise.
Mrs. G, Snouder, wlio has been
suffering with neuralgia and rheu
matism is now improving.
Miss S. L. Daffin, has left the
city for Wilmington, Del., where
bbo will remain two weeks.
The women's Baptist Home Mis
sion society or the District, adopted
the Bee as its organ at its last reg
Mr. Johnson Green, has return
ed to the city from his home after
an absence of three weeks with his
Mr. AY. "K. Price, returned to the
cit last week from his home in
INorth Carolina, where he was call
ed by the death of his child.
Mrs. Abrams, of New York ar
rived in the city last week. She is
the wile of Mr. Abrams of the
Govermeut Printing Office.
Mr. Colbert ofl 727 7th sr., n. w.has
been presented with a bouncinw boy for
a Christmis gift. Tlie litt.'e idlow is get
ting along nict'lj, while the mother is
Rev. Bishop J. J. Moore, D. D.,
of the A. M. E. Zion church is gen
erously, but righteously referred
to here in Washington, as the
Bishop of that connection.
Miss Lizzie Mason, secretary of
tue jrniioniatiiian Society, it is re
ported, will be united in marrige
early next year. The socity will lose
an efficient and competent young
The Bee will be issued Friday iu
next week with a list of those who
will and will not receive New Years.
Send in names immediately to the
Al. flail, has at last asserted that
be is not a good marksman. He
was three years striking the bulls
eye aud has fiually concluded that
he can not hit it again. His amia
le wife is a better marksman than
I have found out a gift for my
feir. It is not a ring of old, nor
flowers for her hair, nor pearls for
her white neck, but Salvation Oil
(or her soie throat. She's a sing
Rev. W. W. Oollv. is in the citv
and will preach at the 2nd Baptist,
cuuich Sunday morning and eve
ning. Rr port of tfie church shows
that 82000 had been collected dur
tue year. Rev, Johnson will com
mence to build next summer.
Mr. John A. Taylor, an old and
respected citizen of this city died
at his residence, ITU 10th st., s. w.
J-uesday morning. The funeral
toot place from the 19th St., Bap
tist church Thursday at 3 o'clock.
Iu all large communities per
sons are taking an increased in
terest in property and insurance,
and perhaps foi that very reason
are insuring their lives by using
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, when
they are first attacked with a
cough or cold.
The wonderful cure bv Salva
tion Oil of Mr. M. S. Cuip of 229
George St., Baltimore, Md., who
was for many years so prostrated
with rheumatism as to be entirely
helpless, has awakened wide
spread interest in this remedy.
It c sts only 25 cents.
Throughout the city, the churches
with imposing services of much
interest will assemble from 7, 8
and 9 o'clock p. m. to 12 m. mid
night, for Christmas services as a
general custom, but services at
the Virginia Avenue church 6th
and Ya. Ave. 8. w., from 4 to 6 a.
m. as usual.
A very fashionable wedding took
place last Thursday evening at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Morgen, at 1111 1 st. n. w. It was
the marrige of Miss. Hariett Brown,
to Mr. H. M. Bailey. The bride was
dressed very becomingly. The con
tracting parties are well known iu
"If the heart of a man is de
pressed with cares and Buffering,
the mist is dispelled when the
bottle appears.5' JNot a bottle of
spirits, oh no! but a small yial of
that iuvaluable compound known
to civilization as Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, which will cure a cough
or cold immediately.
Along letter has been forwarded
to this office from William Wallace,
chairman of the committee on
teachers of the colored Public
schools for the country of Caroline
Ya., where Miss Lena Gantson
is teacher and on behalf of the
committee on teachers and patrous
of the children, he says for amiable
qualities and virtious conduct as
teacher, she standsahead of any we
have had within three years. For so
says the writer, that so many of the
young people who have been here
to teach were not caieful.
While we respect Mr. Douglass
and houor him as a man, he is not
our leader nor has he ever been.
Mr. Douglass is not the only Negro
in the United States. Mr. Doug
lass has had his day ; he is now of
the past. A new generation is
coming to the front, new leaders of
progressive ideas are rising. We
are living under a new political
dispensation. The democracy of
today is not the democracy prior
to reconstruction. We want the
Republic to understand that we on
longer follow the dictates of Doug
lass, Lynch, Smalls and other
Agents are not allowed to collect money
due lor advertisement unless they can
produce an authenicat'd receipt with the
editor's name attached theieto. Money
paid under any other circumstances, i3
done at the ritk of advertisers. Agents
can solicit advertisements, but are not
allowed to collect the same without au
thority. W. Calvin Chase, editor.
Washington, D. C Dec. 24, SG.
The members of the executive commit
tee for the 25th anniversary of the Eman
cipation of Slaves in the Distiict of Co
lumbia, are requested to meet at the
office of the Bee 1109 I e( n. w. Monday
evening January 3d at 6 o'clock, for the
pmpose of making arrangements for the
next cele jration aud co tiansact other
important. husinScB. By order of the
chairman, Cha-lo8li. Marshall, W. Calvin
DEDICATION LINCOLN MEMO
TheLincoln Memorial Congregat
ional Church corner 11th, & R sts.
n. w. which has been repaired aud
renovated will be dedicated Sunday
January 2ud. 1887.
The dedicatory sermon will be
preached by Rev. A. F. Beard D. D.
of New York city at 11 o'clock a. m.
A young people's meeting will be
held at 3:30 p. m. which will be
addressed by Rev. S. M. Newman,
pastor of the First Congregational
church, and other city pastors.
Pastor of Metropolitan A. M. E.
church Rev. T. G. Steward D. D.
will preach at 7 :30 p. m. service.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all our friends to be present
Rev. Geo. "W. Moore Pastor.
A MASQUERADE BREEZE.
The Junior Excelsiors, one of
the most popular organizations in
the city will give a Masquerade
Breeze at Willard's Hall, Tuesday
eveniug December 28. Each per
son will be presented with a fan
with the compliments of the. asso
ciation upon their entrance, which
makes the name very appropriate.
This association has been incor
porated and has elected a board
of trustees consisting of nine
prominent gentlemen, who are
consummating plans to raise
money to build a hall, whictuwill
be a credit to the race and the as
sociation. It is hoped that their
friends will turn out en-maese.
THE CADETSGARDEN PARTY.
The garden party of this popular
organization commenced Wednes
day evening. The crowd was very
large and pleasant. The chairman
of the committee Capt. Dabney, in
his usual pleasant manner, was
master of ceremonies. The several
ladies in charge as announced in
the Bee of last week were present
to entertain the numerous callers,
who patronized the entertainment.
The party will continue until Sat
urday evening Jany. 1." Those
who wish an evening of pleasure
should not fail to attend.
WHY COLORED MEN SHOULD
SUBSCRIBE FOR A PAPER
PUBLISHED BY HIS O VVN"
First It shows a mark of in
telligence, pride and a consterna
tion of thought which may shape
and guide us in the future and
elevate our condition.
Secondly Because the colored
people are a separate race associa
ting among themselves, and other
papers as a rule do not publish
their social and domestic aflnirs.
Third Because when questions
arise that divide us socially or po
litically from the wnite race we
have a paper to speak upon our
side of the question.
Fourth Because it shows that
we have the nerve and manhood
to stand up aud advocate through
our own journals all privileges for
our race ihat are enjoyed by the
rvhite citizens of this country.
Fifth Because it is the only
means by which we can teich and
educate the minds of our people to
become active, progressive and
show to the world what we are
doins: to advance the interest of
our Race a hundred other rea
sons oo numerous to mention why
we should take a colored paper
we should take a white paper also
as well and learn what they are
doing to build up their race
Thousands of colored people com
plain that they do not have time
to read this cannot be so, for
every man can find one half an
hour in every twenty -four no mat
ter what his avocation may" be.
Austin Citizen Ga.
REY. J. R. RILEY.
A BRIEF SKETEH OF THE NEW PAS
TOR at the 15th St. Presbyte
Rev. J. R. Riley, the new pastor
at the 15th St. Presbyterian church,
was born in the State of Missouri,
near the town of Peuyville of slave
parentage. He was raised in the
country of Kentucky near the vil
liage of Bextou. He entered the
Toronto German school, where he
remained three years. He enterea
Knox College, and was the first
colored man that ever marticulated
and graduated from the college.
The American Baptist says : "that
among his classmates were Rev.
W. H. Simpson, D.D., Rev. Fran
cis W. Faue, D. D., aud Rev. John
McNabb, D. D. He was licensed
in St. Andrews church, London,
Sept. 27, 1867. Leaving Cauada,
he went to Nashville, Tenn., where
he took charge of the McKee school
No. 2, for six months, afterwards
employed as teacher under the
auspices of the "Freedmeu's Bu
reau," at Johnsonville, Tenn., for
six months. He was sent from
there as a Presbyterian missionary
to Leavenworth, Kansas, where he
remained nearly two years doing
missionary work. From there he was
sent to Louisville, Ky., where he
was ordained and installed pastor
of Knox Presbyterian church. Con
sidering he is the only colored
man in this district, Mr. Riley
has received all the honors his
Presbytery could bestow, served as
clerk repeatedly, elected moderator
once., elected a commissioner to
the General Assembly of the Pres
byterian church which met in Cin
cinnati in 1885.
He is exceedingly courteous and
a man that wears well. No man
ever has an unfair or unkind word
to say of Rev. Riley. In fact no one
would risk his own reputation for
fairness by accusing Rev. Mr. Ri
ley with anything mean or low."
THE EBENEZER FAIR.
VERT INTERESTING YOUNG LADIES
PRESENT. A BASHFUL REPORTER
A Bee scribe visited the fair at
Ebenezer church last Monday eve
niug and to his surprise he was
surrounded by several beautiful
young ladies, who said take a
chance sir? O! give me a vote
The reporter being bashful he did
not know what to do or how to be
relieved from the attack of the
females. Of course, he did not want
to insult any nor did he refuse to
vote, although he only had 5 cts.,
in his pocket. To releive himself of
embarresment he voted for every
thing that came along, with the
understanding that he would settle
up before he left. Everything
worked satisiactory until about
breaking up time. Who should the
scribe see approaching him but a
host of beautiful faces, coming after
the poor Bee to give up its honey.
Major W. C. Cox, who is chair
man of the fair committee and the
"plumed Knight" of the South,
came to our relief by saying, ladies
this is a Bee scribe. Ah ! indeed
said the ladies, who immediate.y
left and in a few minutes after the
Bee was seated before a sumntious
Tepast. The Bee scribe can oulv
thank the Major who at all times
comes to the relief of the helpless
It was ascertained from the Maj
or that the fair was a success. To
be sure the Bee scribe knew that,
especially wnen the Major was at
the head. This geutleman has
gained a host of friends since he
has been in the city and his popu
larity among all classes is on the
increase daily. There are several
prizes to be voted for as follows :
A solid gold watch to the lady who
receives the highest number of votes
over 500 ; a gold watch to the gen
tleman who receives the hightest
number of votes over 500 ; a set ot
china to the person receiving the
highest number of vetes over 200 ;
a black silk to the lady receiving
the hightest number of votes over
The table holders and those in
terested are as busy as bees. Among
the active workers wwo noticed,
Misses E. ravia, C. E. Pryer, A.
Mason, Williams, L. Jacksou
Brown, Mesdames, Addells, F.
Fletcher, F. Fowler, Wm. Draper,
Messrs. John Chase, C. M. Addells,
and H. Ware. The fair will end
FOR THE EYE OF REPUBLI
CAN SENATORS. THE
COLORED PRESS EN
DORSES MAT THEWS.
It can be seeu by extracts from
some of the leading journals of
the country that J. C. Mathews,
Recorder of Deeds is endorsed.
When Recorder Matthews was
first appointed by the President to
be Recorder of Deeds for the Dis
trict of Columbia all the colored
papers in the country, numbering
over a hundred, eudorsed the ap
pointment a3 a juat recognition of
the colored citizens of the United
States. These newspapers repre
sent the sentiment of the whole
race as they are the exponent of
various political creeds and politi
cal parties of the country. Not a
single colore! paper raised au ob
jection bni. "ry ouo responded
in applause to Preeident Cleve
land's selection of the gentleman
who succeeded Mr. Douglass, the
latter having tendered his resig
nation. It is to be hoped that the
Senators will note this fact when
the name of the Recorder is sent
in for confirmation and not be
misled into the belief that Mr.
Matthews is not the choice of the
colored people of the country, for
he is the choice as expressed by
the colored press of the country,
aud he has commended himself to
the American people as a gentle
man of refinement, culture and
business qualifications who waB
mauly enough without fear or
favor to rogiotor bia honest senti
ments and convictions at the bal
lot box as all other American vo
ters should do. The Bee.
In the above the Bee takes an
out spoken m inly stand and one
we heartily endorse. Why Mr.
Mathews, though a negro demo
crat, should not receive the same
recognition and courtesies at the
hands ot the republican senators
as do white democrats appointed
by President Cleveland unaer his
administration, is too apparent;
It is nothing but that criminal
prejudices of caste that are so
common to the American people,
her statesman and scholars, against
the Afro-American. Had Mr.
Matthews been white, they rcould
have voted for his confirmation as
adu'y, with that due respect they
voted for Mr. Cleveland's white
appoinments. Now we are sorry
that the race should be stabbed
and proscribed in the house of
friends, but the blessed Messiah
has said, "A man's foe shall be
of his own household." These
great truths have been often veri
fied. The lamented Jjiucoln was
murdered, not by a foreigner, but
one born under the stars and
stripes of the blood bought liberty
of the American Republic. This
prejud'ee ought to be stopped. It
is doing much harm to the grand
old par.y ot Ideas, uone more than
the action of the republican sena
tors in their opposition to the con
firmation of Mr. Mathews on ac
count of his color. We are no
democrat nor are we mugwump,
but clean uuadulteiated republi
can, but we say "Let justice be
done though the Heavens fall.
(From the Educator.)
In answeriug the question pro
pounded to the Educator, we have
only to use the two illustrations
given above, the positions of Min
ister to Havti, and Recorder of
Deeds. While Jno. E. W.
Thompson may not be Mr. Lang
stou's superior, he is certainly his
equal; and the Wa-hugton Bee is
authority for the statement that
the office of Recorder of Deeds
was never so wpII tfllori r
aged i8 now. This proves that
Mr. Cleveland made no mistake
iu selecting Mattbews to succeed
Douglass. The former is very
highly educated, and hence, is far
the latter's superior in that one
particular. However, Langston
and Douglass have long beeu the
champions of the rights of the
race, and the offices would not
have been poorly filled, had they
been retained Concerning Mr.
Matthews confirmation the De
troit Plaindealer, a far-seeing aud
staunch Republican journal says:
"We cauuot see, although" un
compromisingly republican in our
convictions, how any Afro Ameri
can journal can oppose Mr. Mat
thews. He has shown byhisie
cord for years past that he is a con
sistent democrat, and believes hiB
position to be the right oue. He is
appointed to act under a demo
cratic administration, and has the
ability to so act. What we are
looking for is men of strong, con
sistent convictions and we are
willing to let them sacceed under
their own banner. There is no
question before the country now
to Btir up political bickerings. It
is simply ihe propriety of a dem--ocratic
government running its
affairs withiu itself.
MA J. FLEETWOOD STANDS
BY THE RECORD.
HE CHARGES CORRUPTION AND MIS
MANAGEMENT. Washington, D. C, Dec. 21, '86.
TheElitor of the Bee:
At a meeting held on the
evening of Dec. 6, 586, a commit
tee consisting of Capts W, H.
Lee, J. S. Coolidge, and J. W.
Dabney, Sergts. James A. Payne
and J.s. H. Washington and
Messrs. John R. Brown and R.
W. Tompkins, all reputable, in
telligent competent m in, submit-
ted a report a3 the result of one
months patient investigation and
iabDr I gave you a synopsis ot
the statements made in the report
and also of certain changes ma le
in thr- management of the corps,
at this meeting. I also gave you
(without solicitation on your part)
full permission to use my nan e as
authority iu case any question was
raised concerning it, saying that I
was present at the m eting and
heard it all with mv own ears.
You have never known me to
make an uufjundtd statement,
yet in the fce of all, without any
personal investigation of the&e
matte. 8, which y Unuw muai
necessarily be of recoid and ac
cessib.e; you assume the respon
sibility of declaring the statements
mi true, That is to say, that there
was no meeting held, no report
made, aud no changes occurred,
thede at least are the only matteis
of which I told you ami c mse
q jen ly must be the matters ) ou
prououuee untrue. I am still in
clined to bel eve what I saw and
heaid as against your simple de
nial. As you have assumed how
ever to deuy the matter on your
individual authority, will you do
me the justice to publish this to
show ray authority for the state
ments made to you. I did not at
the time express any personal
opiniou on the report, but gave
the cold statement. I might add
now that I assuredly believe it
contained nothing but the truth.
Yery truly &e. &c,
C. A. Fleetwood.
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DR. SCOTT. 842 Broadway. NEW YORK.
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY!
WISIIIGTOI CADET CORPS.
WILL BE HELD AT
THEI R ARMORY
708 O Street, Northwest.
Opening Wednesday, Dec, 22 '86,
Closiug Saturday evening, Jan. 1st,
Open on Christmas night and New
Years night until ll-30 o'clock.
Our Garden Parties at Christmas
time have now become au estab
lished feature and judging from
the many inquires of friends are
looked forward to by many as one
of the chief pleasures of Christmas
week. As in the pass no pains will
be spared to make it pleasant for
our friends and patrons who may
visit us. The spacious Drill Room
or "Armory Hall'' will be set as
a veritable garden, with evergreens
trees, and flowers, draped with flags
of all nations, beautitully illumina-
transport the visitor frouTtBe .Pc?
tic regions of out doors by a single
step into the realms of Summer.
If you want to have a good time
drop in. Bring your wife, your
mother and your best girl. Also
your sisters and your cousins and
your aunts. Something pleasant
for every body.
REFRESHMENTS TO SUIT THE
Dancing every evening from 8 to
Perfect Order Guaranted always.
COMMITTEE IN CHARGE :
Capt. J. W. Dabrfby, Capt. W. H.
Lee, Treas; Lieut. F. L. Dodson,
sect. ; Capt. J. S. Coolidge, Lieut.
R. B. Cooiugton, Sergts. J. C, Cle
ments, J. A. Payne, J. H. Wash
ington, W. N. Dodson, J. P. Pat
terson, Geo. W. S walls, Corp'ls. B.
T. Holmes, A. Allen, C. Parker,
Messrs. E. Broken brough, C.
Crompton and W. M. Proctor.
Capt. Arthur Brooks, Commanding
SINGLE ADMISSION - - - 25;cts.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE :
That in cousequence of the Hall
having been rented to other parties
for the evening Monday Dec. 27th,
the Garden party will be omitted
on that date.
Our nights are, Wednesday 22d,
Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Sat
urday 25th, Tues. 28fch, We'nes.
29th, Thur. 30th, Fri. 31st and Sat.
1st. Dout forget the Dates !
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