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Published every Saturday at 1109 1 Street
NorthweBt, Washington, D. G.
Entered at the Post Offiee at Washington
as second class mail matter.
W.CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
There is a way to improve the
condition of the race, even though
it is hard to reach the pinical of
fame and glory.
There are some few colored men,
in office, who have an idea that all
females are alike. Some have gone
so far as to say that they are all
questionable, although he has sis
ters himself. This shows how lit
tie respect this individual has for
Colored men especially are the
first to question the honesty and
purity of their women. There are,
in this city, ladies who are as pure
and as honest as sunlight.
This suspicion arises among men
who come to this city aud are ap
pointed in the severel departments
of the government.
The moment these men arrive in
town, they fall in with a class of
men whose associations are with a
class of women who have no re
spect for themselves and who be
lieve that a glass of beer is a suffi
cient premium for their body.
Of course these men don't know
how to discriminate between virtue
and immorality. It is often the
fault of the young women, to an
patent, that are talked about
and slandered. Every upstart that
comes to town is taken up and
made a lord or a king in his own
Colored men mistake kind treat
ment some times for something
else ; they are of the opinion the mo
ment a colored lady smiles at them
that she is a woman of easy virtue,
while on the other hand a white
woman, no matter who she is or
from what place she hails, the ne
gro department employees, will
treat her with all the dignity and
referrance of a queen.
Let the young lr.dies be more
careful with whom they associate
and consider the extent to which
they allow these dignitaries to go
and be sure that you know them
well before you make their acquaint
ance. Colored men don't protect
THE HAYTfAN MISSION.
WILL A WHITE MAN BE APPOINTED?
THE SPECULATORS WANT TO CONTROL.
It is now rumored that a great
deal of influence is being brought
to bear on the Secretary of State
to have a white man sent to Bayti
to succeed Hon. John Durham.
The impression is made that the
Haytlan Government wants a white
man, which is untrue.
The opkiion is that Secretary
Gresham favors the proposition,
whether this is true or not remains
to be seen when the appointment
Smith M. Weed and others want
this done, but, it is understood
that President Cleveland does not
C. H. J. TAYLOR.
There is no man in this country
who has been more instumental in
dividing the colored vote than Ex
Minister C, H. J. Taylor, who is at
present in this city.
Mr. Taylor is a fluent speaker and
an astute politician and a man who
has a great deal of influence among
the colored people of this country.
No appointment under this admin
istration would give more satisfac
tion to the conservative element of
the colord contingent, than that of
While the Bee is republican in
politics it recognizes merit in any
man, be he a democrat or a republi
can. It is men with the Bee and
A LITTLE OFF.
The Washington Bee and the Ledger,
spell Negro with a small "n". Now
you or glit to keep jour grammars ou
your desks if you can't do better than
that. Just apply your first grade learn
ing and you won't commit this error
airuin. Atchison Blade.
The editor of the Blade is not
only in need of a grammar but com
mon sense. It was decided at
a meeting of the Press Convention
held in Atlantic City, that the
word negro should begin with a
A colored woman named Sarah Cooper
died in Plii'adelphia lat week at the ad
vanced sge of 113 years. Her last days
were unfortunate. By the tin e she was
10S she had through thrift and industry
accumulated several thousand dollars'
worth of propert3T,of which she was robbed
by an ungrateful young colored man
whom she bad adopted. ex.
who will succeed;mr.
Colored Democrats Jubilant 1 lead your very interest
Only Waiting to select The ; in J letter last week to the house-
PrOpEr Man. ld a"d 1 n?vf heard 8irls luh
so loud and heartily, over your
description of the play, as they.
Information has reached this j?0T one f0 read the description of
office that a colored man will sue the "American," dramatists iould
ceed Hon. John R. Lynch, "Who conclude that the only dramatic
that man is the Bee has not yet 4 writers were in this city.
beeninfbrmed.lt may be Matthews The Union League Club, of
of Albany or McCant Stewart of which Mr. Andrew F. Hillyer is
New York city. While there is a president, gave a banquet at Odd
great deal of uneasiness among the Fellows' hall Monday evening,
colored democrats, the President j There was a large crowd present
has assured them be means to do j and the speeches were logical and
what is right and just toward them- ( eloquent. I regret very much that
Ot course this kind of talk is not Ml cannot give full details of the af
all satisfactory to the boys; they 'fair, the reason is, it was oa the
want to see something, but when this stag order hence no ladies were
something will make its appearence! present.
no one can tell. There is no doubt J The Union League is becoming
but that Mr. Cleveland will give j to be a powerful organization and
the colored democrats such recog 1 1 am of the opinion that it will be
nition as they deserve.
Dan Brooks threatens to pull
out a criminal record. Since there
is nothiug in the one that he
threatens to pull out, the Bee has
one in which his ancestors would
blush at. Deputy recorder(?) Dan
would no doubt blush should he
rise one of these bright morning
and see what the Bee has. Let
it come the Bee would like to see
She will remain, Dan and you
will go, mark what the Bee predicts
SHE WAS NEGLECTED.
oiMiss Anna Williams, a member
m Asbnry church, was seriously
a jured on last Sunday moruing
t the corner of 11th and G sts,
n. w. while she was attempting to
get off a Belt line car.
She was carried to the Emer
gency Hospital where she remaiu
ed from half past ten till evening
without medical aid, and she was
then carried to her home where her
family physician bad to be called
in and rendered what aid he could.
He ascertained that her hip
was broken and splintered.
FROM OTJR EXCHANGES.
From the Lancet.
The Negro, in order to work out
successfully his own destiny and
reap the rich benefits of the true
citizenship, and enjoy all his God
given rights, must keep constant
pace with the growth and de
velopement of the country, the
requirements of augmenting busi
The killing of Felix Davis in
Watkinville, Sunday, May 34th,
was one the most brutal known to
the history of that place. It makes
our mind run back to the dark
days, when Alf. Richardson was
bound down down by those anxious
to soak their hands in his life blood.
From The Athens Clipper.
The attention of young women is
called to typesetting, which is lu
crative and especially adapted to
them. The fact that women may
sit at their work when tired is a
great recommendation to it. The
heavy forms are lifted by men espe
cially employed for the purpose ;
salaries rauge from $8 to $25 a
week, with au average of $15. It
is much easier to pick up type than
it is to play scales correctly on the J
piano, whilst it is less trying to the
eyes and nerves than much of the
fine needlework so confining as to
be injurious to the health. Ex.
From the Weekly Call,
There is no race more eager for
parade than the Afro-Americans,
It seems that it is au inhereut qual
ity. If he cannot dress, spend
money lavishly, he thinks it is a
curse placed upon him on account
of his color. The thought of the
coming morrow finds no lodgement
in his brains today is his highest
ambition, and this very idea, is
causing him more trouble than any
other, What he should do is to
think less of today and more of the
coming mom. Devote less time
and means to the satisfying of his
appetite and prepare for the battle
From the "Weekly Gazette.
Arthur Croom, an aged man,
was Cdlled upon to pray at a prayer
meeting held near Lovingston,
Alabama, one night recently. He
failed to' respond, and when the
congregation rose he still knelt.
It was discovered that he had died
while kneeling, without a sign or a
movement to indicate his sudden
From The Church Avocate,
Mizra Abraham is a convert
from Islam, whose steadfastness
aud Christian zeal in persecution
are at present exciting not a little
interest in Persia. He was arrest
ed for preaching Christ. Be was
beaten and tormented and cast in
to prison. For three weeks he was
in prison in Oroomia, and after
wards in Tabriz. He persisted in
confessing Christ. He has won
the heart of his jailor, receiving in
consequence, liberty to see his
friends, read his Bible, and speak
to his fellow prisoners. Ten out of
the eleven prisoners in jail he has
won over to Christ.
CLARA TO LOUISE.
a great neip to tne coiorea peopie.
Such an organization ought to be
supported, especially when they
have men oi brains connected with
it. Well the
will go in debt agaiu. The mem.
bers are not satisfied with what
they have got. They want an edi.
fice that will be au ornament to the
city and the founder, the late John
I had a talk with our dear sweet
Birdie a few days ago, I am more
than convinced than ever that she
is one ot the bet joung girls in
Of course we decided some years
ago that girls are naturally deceit
ful, but in her one finds no change.
She is still loving, kind and con
genial and always has a word of
encourgementfor the down hearted
During my recent visit to Phila
delphia, I met our old friend G-oldie
who made it very pleasant for me,
we visited the old centenial buil t
iug, Fairmount park with all its
menageries and curiosities, and all
the most popular places there. I
found the colored people situated
just as they are most all over the
country, living m the short streets
and mostly in the Southern part of
the city ; of course there were some
few exceptions, for instance on
Pine street som-. very aristocratic
colored families reside and are liv.
ing in great style.
The Caucasians seem to know a
colored Washingtonian, for we
seemed to be the center of attrac
tion and several times I had to pull
my veil down as I was tired of be
ing stared at, which hindered me
a little from seeing the beautiful
old Quaker city. I can assure yon
their gaze were not on the account
of prejudice,for on several occasions
we either had luncheon or dined- at
some of the best white hotels there
and were waited upon as though we
were as they. Altogether I had
a most enjoyable time.
I have just received a letter from
the hostess of Silcott Springs,
Loudoun Co., Ya., who informs me
that she has again decided to take
boarders. Silcott Springs is a
beautiful place and with the Webb
mansion and all its beautiful, envi
ronments one could not help but
I wonder if Mrs. Samuel P.
Murray will open her house to
boarders this summer? You know
and Mrs. Murray are two
No man is more anxious for a
colored democrat to succeed him
then Recorder B. K Bruce. The
charge against him is false.
From the New South,
Indiscretion is the bane of the
Negro race in this country. A lit
tle more balance to the Negro lead
er would greatly benefit the race.
TO THE COLORED PRESS.
Office of the Historian of the Col.
ored Press Association of the Unit
ed States. 1109 1st. n. w,,
Washington, D. C., May 8, '93
By virtare of a resolution accom
panied with the report ot the last
historian, of the colored Press As
sociation, Mr. T. Thomas Fortune,
adopted at a meeting of the last
press convention held in Philadel
phia, Pa., in September, 1892 to the
effect, that each colored editor or
publisher of a newspaper shall
mail to the historiau of said associ
ation a copy of his paper, so that
a correct record may be kept and
to enable the histoncan to make a
concise report to the association of
all papers published in the United
States by negroes. It is also hop
ed that, each publisher whose name
does not appear iu his paper will
furnish the historian with his cor
rect editorial staff.
W. Cilvin Chase,
Historian of the Colored Press
Association of the United States.
THE AMERICAN EDITOR,'
They Take it All Back. Their
Correspondent Lied. Thet
Can Kow Kmai& With
The Promise That They
Will Not do so
From the Colored American.
The foiling item appeared in
the news columns of The Colored
American of a recent issue:
"The Secretary of the Interior,
Hon, Hoke Smith, received a call
from Hon. 0. H. J. Taylor a lew
days prior to the appointment of
the new Recorder of the Land
Office, to ascertain how the land
lay and found out so far'
as his own claims were concerned
ihat it was principally in mud.
The Hon. ..Secretary received
him courteously, listened patient
ly and smiled blaukly (Taylor
can smile a little himself, by-the-by.)
Mr. Taylor thought that he
ought to be given the Recorder
ship of the Land Office and pro
ceeded to state the reasons why in
elegant aud energetic phrases.
VV hen he had concluded, wiuding
up as be did with an eloquent
peroration in whicti he paid a
glowing aud gracelul tribute to
the black martyrs who stood up
to be counted for the democratic
ticket, himself among the number,
the Secertary politely informed him
that that particular place had been
pre-empted as were a:so several,
indeed all, the cliiefships in his
department. The only places he
had at his disposal were a couple
of messeugerships in 'the Pension
Office, one of which he could have
it he wished it. Mr. Taylor is
looking for something higner and
he is not entirely happy by any
meaus. His sweet face is a study'
We had reasou to believe tuat
our special contrioutor was cor
rect in this report, but upon iu
vestigatiou it appears that he was
misinformed as to the nature of
the conversation held betweeu the
Hon. C. H. J. Taylor and the
Secretary ot the Interior and,
therefore, slipped into error.
Having no desire to do Mr. Taylor
an injustice, we are pleased to
make this correction
PERFUMES USED BY ROYALTY.-
The Empress Eugenie bad, and
still cherisnes, a true Spaniard's
taste for strong scents, her favorite
odors being sandalwood aud lemon
verbena, writes Lucy hlamiltion
Hooper in a delightiul article in
the April Ladies Home Journal
Quern Victoria seldom uses
any perfume except the homely and
refreshing lavender watery of which
large quantities are annually
manufactured for her use. The
Princess of Wales delights in that
delicate scent kuown as wood
violet. The Empress Frederick
uses quantities of cologne water,
especially in the daily bath, which
she, as a typical Englishwoman,
never fails to take unless she be
hindered by illness, employing in
way a quart of cologne wa'er
daily, 'ihe Empress of Austria
preiers for toilet uses the delicate
orange scent know as Portugal
water. The Queen-Regent of
Spain has a delicious perfume es
ptcialiy made tor her use Jrom
the spice-scented blossoms of the
"Hells Bottom" Putting on Airs.
Editor of the Bee : I think that
y0ur paper is the ouly one, in this
city, that will give the colored peo
pie justice .1 shall try to inform you
what happened in one of the drug
stores in "Hells Bottom afer it
bas been improved by the negroes,
A lady friend and myself stopped
in the drug store at the corner oi
11 and S streets northwest to pur
chase a glass of soda water, it hap
pened the clerk or proprietor was
waiting on two white ladies who
had purchased wnat they wanted,
but continued to stand at the
counter but the moment we enter
ed the clerk got very busy attend
ing to nothing; we wai:ed fur some
time presuming that he would
wait on us fiuially I said to him,
"will you please wait on this lady
and I." I had just as well shot
There is as much discrimation
against colored people in that sec
tion of the city as there is in the
city of Baltimore. Shall such bad
treatment continue against the
colored people ? There should be
ARE WOMEN TIMID?
Women timid, forsooth? writes
Junius' Henri Browne in a perti
nent article entitled 'Are Woman
Timid?" in the April Ladies
Some Journal. Much as we
rin? ar rf tVioir heincr an nnt its
talk is not an echo of our reasO";
every man of U3 relies on their
courage measurably, in the ordi
nary affairs of life, and entirely in
most of its criseB. We usually be
gin with our mothers, and end
with our wives. ' But whatever
their relation, they are an inestim
able help to us in every great trial,
their calmness, strength, decision
and hopefulness. Unhappy be
who at such a time ha3 no femin.
ne counselor, eustainer and friend
How many men have borne testi
mony to "the invaluable aid of
woman, when the future blacken
ed, and fortune seemed inexorable
How many more might bear!
such testimony, were thpy but
willing to speak! Is woman not
constantly upholding weakness,
inspiring morality, stimulating
higher motives? Itfot a hundredth
part of her efficiency in this
way is known, nor ever will be
known. She is rarely conscious
of it herself, it is regarded by her
as a part of her duty, a matter of
course, aud he who is sup
ported lifted to a loftier level
often chooses, through self love,
to ignore her assistance.
Her acts, under such conditions,
are the result of moral courage,
and of the kind of which men
have so plentifula need.
How They Are Reviewed by
The Partisian Press.
From the Savannah Tribune.
Negro democrats who are figur-
tor selection as successors of
Recorder of Deeds, Bruce and
Fourth Auditor Lynch may well
give up their intention for Mr.
Cleveland is determined to give
iheir places to white men.
It is Baid that there are about
40 N"egro applicants lor the ap
pointment as register of Deeds of
the District of Columbia. The
present encumbent, B. K. Bruce
wants Cleveland to appoint a
white man. Perhaps he will, but
if so, well, wait and see.
From the Alchlsoa Blade.
C. H. J. Taylor has indulged
in something we hardly expected
him to; caused a letter to be writ
ten to Cleveland asking him to
remove colored Republicans
before their term of office has ex
pired and appoint colored Demo
crats to succeed them. Challie
ought to know Grover haB a style
peculiar to himself and he cannot
be changed. This is not a mauly
From the Reformer.
The Negro democrats have sent
a petition to Mr. Cleveland re
minding him of their loyalty to the
democratic party and of the sup
port they gave him. Perhaps thay
felt that the "pie" was nearly gone
and that they were not getting
even the crust aud so a gentle re
minder would be in order. These
men have been most faithful to
Cleveland and the democratic par
ty and should rceive recognition
for their service.
THE DUTY OF SOCIETY
Fi om the f "Boston Traveller.")
Tr at society has evere claimed
control over the traffic in intoxi
cating drinks iB shown by meas
ure. regulating, protecting, and
licensing it, and deriving a reve
nue from it. This traffic destroys
property, increases pnblic burdens
alms-houses, hospitals, and prisons.
It lessons public morality, in
creases crime, ad brings shame,
Borrow and want to the innocent.
It has never b en claimed that it
has benefited any community, or
ever in any way increased its
pecuniary resources or added to
to its intellectual, moral, or sph
It would seem that the duty of
society is plain It may punish the
drunkard so far as his conduct
the influence render him a
public enemy, but it must do more
than this: it mu3t remove the
cause of the evil. It forbids kinds
of business injurious to the public
com tort and health. It prohibits
their bnsinesa and pmrisoes the
keepers of houses of infamy, ven-
V ders of bad books or 'ottery tick
ets, and prohibits other kinds of
business that injure public morala
an J corrupt the young. It controls
the use ot private property. jt
takes what is necessary for ju
public good, irrespective of the
wishes of the owner, and directs
the control of what it recognizes
as belonging to the citizen, so thai
the public comfort and eafetvmav
not be injured. It demand's im
provemeut aud imposes taxes
with reference to public convex
ipnrp nr hempfifr TKon ;, ..
son for supposing the traffic in
intoxicating drinks is an exception
and exempted from the control cf
Mr. Lp.muel C. Moore succeeds
J E. Bruce in the Interior depart
Kev. Mr. Rilchrist has been
appointed to a position in the In
Mrs. B. P. McDowell of Green
vills, S. C., is in the ciiv attend
ing the Presbyterian convention
TAYLOR IS IN IT.
From the Freeman, Ind,
11 We are sorry that tha olficial light.
nini: has not come in touch of our fnend
C. H, J". Taylor, of the American Citizen.
He is still ou the anxious seat sorae
wherein the neighborhood of Uashinv
ton, D. C, " Exchange.
He who waits serves. Don't you aive
,cold alphabet" out. His day is couriug
and watch eut, he don't lead all the rest!
A drama and tableau exhibitiod, tjiven
under the auspices of the Heiletropos of
Sicily st Grand Army Hall, Mony.iy ev.
ening June 5, '93. The belle da'neer of
Philadelphia will preform for trie occas
ion. A grand ball will take place after
the exhibition to which there will be no
General admission 25 cents
Reserved seats 3.3 cts.
g. i 1
FEDERAL TAX ON INCOMES.
An Interesting It umor as to the President'!
President Clevelaud according to a
"Washington dispatch, has decided ou
four points in his message to Congress,
which indicate the policy'of his Admin
istration. They are:
Fiut An income tax.
Second Repeal of the 10 per cent tax
on State banks.
Third Repeal of thejSherman act.
Fourth Modification of the Tariff act.
Only the general recommend Uiou of
the establishment of an income tax will
be made by the President. Details will
be left to Congress. Whether there shall
be a tax on incomes of $2,000 and over.
or whether the tax shall begin at only
$1,000 are details which Mr. Cleveland
has not considered. In his message Mr.
Cleveland, will advocate the necessity
and the practicability of the tax, leaving
all the rest to Congress. The programme
as outlined by reports that receive cre
dence indicate that Mr. Cleveland will
stick closely to the financial plauk3 of
the Chicago platform.
ENGLAND'S MONEY CRISIS-
Gold from the United States no Longer
Snapped Up for Austria.
The opinion is general in London that
the acute stage of the financial crisis has
passed. Small amounts of gold are ar
riving from France and Holland ami
supplies from the United States are 110
longer snapped up for Austria. The
steady drain to "Vienna greatly iurrrased
the gravity of the crisis in Great Britain.
Silver reacted early in the week owiuf
to the Australian troubles, but afterward
became steady. The Stock Exchange
has undergone a tremendous clearing
out, all sorts of weak accounts heinj.'
eliminated, and no fears are entertained
regarding the outcome of the next settle
ment. Nevertheless, many minor troubles
depending upon the Australian crisis art
expected. Officers of the Bank ot bug-
Ian I say that gold will soon uegni
flow back to the United States.
Keadinc Kailroad Will Reorganize.
An agreement has been reacned be
tween the Reading Railroad Com
pany and George M. Pullman, pnside'
of the Pullman Palace. Car Conipa-iy, by
which a reorganization of the R ulroal
Company will be effected aud its finan
cial condition materially improve!. Mr
Pullman is a creditor of the R-aling
Company to the amount of $5fUiR'J0
car equipment notes. The K--:i Hng
Company was anxious to have Mr Pull
man join the scheme for reorgaL..zing.
The plan was put before him anl ' j
asked to underwrite $2,000, UU'J i i"j
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new collateral b ner cent, doi;
held the proposition under cousi It-ratioi'J
and at the meeting last week apl j
subscribe to 1.000.000 of these juu
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'Pirn Snn.low Tiwm of AlUuLV 0"
that Mayor Manning has pure
plant for the new newspaper tli
pects to publish if he loses contr
Argus. He was the only bidd
printing plant of "Weed. Partem
which is now in the hands of a i
Ho bid $30,000, subject to then;
which amount to $70,000. 'i h"
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