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W. CALVIN CHASE. Editor.
A DESERVED HOSTOR.
At the recent meeting of the
Board of Trustees of Howard Uni
versity the honorary degreeB of
ii. L. D. or Doctor or iiaws was
conferred npon Senator B. K.
Bruce, The University could not
have Desttfwed this honor upon
one more deserving, and in this it
showed its usual wisdom.
Mr. Bruce is at present a mem
ber ot the school Board of the Die
trict of Columbia and is deeply, in
terested in the educational affairs
not only here, but througout the
The condition of the colored
people in this country is de
plorable, on ivery side they are
being opposed and ostracised.
They are enemies to themselves
to a great extent, which-is to be
How are we to improve our con
The colored people are in a con
dition to aid each other but they
don't seem to understand their
condition nor do they care what
becomes of the race.
There is but one way to improve
our condition and that way is by
The Union League will bold its
regular monthly meeting at the
Y. M. C. A. Buiidiug 1609 11th st.
n. w. next Monday evening June,
12, at 8 o'clock. Business ot unusua
importance involving the extension
of the industrial opportunities ot
colored people will be considered
and such actiou taken as will bring
about this much desired result.
All members and friends of the
movemeut should be present.
MEfHOD M HEK CHOICE.
The double-breaBted pique waist
coat is very popular, though it
mutt be confessed that as a ekirt
and a jacket are necessary with
it, it is not very cool, writes Mrs.
Mallon in "The Small belongings
of dress" in the August Ladies
Heme Journal. With the shirts
the tailor made girl has selected to
wear the stiff, black satin tie that
gentlemen choose for eveuing.
There is always a method in her
choice, and finding that the white
scarls soil very easily, she decides
to wear the one that will last the
longest, and elects that it shall be
the moBt fashionable.
THE FIRST APPOINTMENT
H C, Smith Goes Abroad, A
Southekn Colored Democrat.
H. Clay Smith of Berraingham
Ala., a prominent lawyer ai.-d
recogoized leader of the colored
democrats of the south has been
appointed United States Counsel,
This is the first colored appoint
meut tLat has been made by the
Mr. Smith is in his 38th year and
he is one of the moat successful
lawyers in me soum ne was Dorn
.in Barto, Co., 6a. January 3,
He is the only negro that ever
came from the south backed
by a soild delegation who were
determined to see that be was
tie is a good politican and one of
the most highly educated
negroes from the south.
Mr." Cleveland has made no
mistake by honoring this young
A SUCCESSFUL MAN.
Mr. J. H. Merriwhether who has
started a business of his
own and had the courage to
tesign his office is one of the most
Miccessful young men in this city.
There is a secret about his succesi.
I it the first place he is reliable
-hich is everything in business.
Read his advertisement in another
column of this paper and call on
dim, Tell him that you read it in
AN ENERGETIC AND CHRIS
Mr. Geo. A. Cartter was ten
dered the euperintendency oft he
Metropolitan Baptist Sunday
8chool Jan. 1 1888, and waB elec
ted deacon May 7, 88, which posi
tions he held with credit to the
Feb. 4, 1890 he tendered his
resignation , much to the regret of
his i any friends. When he took
charge of the school it was in a
very bad condition and the aver
age attendance was 145, during
his stay be increased the number
to 278 leaving almost double the
number of pupils which he found
when he first look charge, atwn.cn
time he was voted many thanks
for his faithful services. June 5
1892, he was installed superinten
dent of the Mt. Bethel Sunday
School where he found only a
small number of children; a visit
to this bchool will show to the
public that the school has increas
ed wonderful since Mr, Cartter's
The May cantata under the
direction of Mr. Cartter was a
graud success, which was for the
benefit of the S. S. Mr. Cartter says
that less than two month with his
school and able corp ot teachers
he will have a bell and Bteple on
the church. Any one having a
bible to donate for thislaudible
cause, send it to the church" or
2163, 9th Bt. n., w.
THE RACES FAILURES.
The question is, is negro leader,
ship a success or failure? From
a political point of view it is a fail
are, but from a business stand
point it is becoming to be a suc
cess. With but few exceptions the
negr?r politically, in both parties
have been failures as leaders.
Every man wants an office, no
matter what valuable services he
has rendered or of what benefit he
has been to the party or his race.
Every man thinks he is a leader
who happens to advocate on the
stump the election to office men in
As soon as the campaign is over
he hunts for the successful man and
demands the largest office in his
gift but in most cases he gets
down to his size and takes a mes
Quite a number of these men
make, all kinds ot promises to their
people until thoy get in and the
moment they are successful they
manifest no more interest in their
race. The democratic negro has
snown a little different spiiifc from
An organization was formed
among the colored democrats for
the purpose of aiding each other,
but, for some reason, a few of big
guns got jealous of the small fish
The motives of those who organ
ized the association were honest
and sincere and a great deal of
good might have been accomplish
ed if this division had not been
made. As a political factor it
must be admitted the negro is a
failure. The reason of this is, too
many small and incompetent men
want to be leaders.
Iu business the negro is meeting
he would succeed better if he
had the support of his people.
There are a few in thia city
who are succeeding in business,
in spite of the opposition of their
owu people and the little support
they receive from. them.
Some lew inouths ago the Eyman
Brothers started a great enterprise
wh.ch if it had been supported, no
greater monument could have been
I erected for th e race.
What is the result? These
juuug men siocKed tneir store,
hired some of the most accomplised
WOrk in white business houses
uuug muiea wuo eouiu not get
el&e where; every inducement was
made to the colored people to
support this enterprise: the colored
iniuisters, who could have done
some good, were inactive and final
ly tne Hymau Brothers were com
polled to employ white young
ladies from whose race these
youug men received support.
Tnere is too much prejudice and
jealousy among the colored people
to succeed in anything. There is
no cause for us to be making ap
peals to the white people to employ
our boys and girls in their stores
when it is in our own power to help
Let us help ourselves.
LOOK! and tike noticell A garden
party will be given by Warren and Bros,
monday evening June 19, at Johnson
park, 124 G st. tf. W. There will be
several clubs present, tlie Gross brothrrs,
the joint boys and the Terrecarta band
will be pre&rnt and will give an open air
concert. Admission 15 Cents
jjicue oamn Columbus Brooker everlasting debt of gratitude to this man
la now cutting teeth. He is doing no f ?ne t0 "Bt
well this warm weather Qoa knows when t0 take Sood men away.
TO THE COLORED PRESS.
Office the Historian of the Col
ored Press Association of the Unit
ed States. 1109 1st. n. w.,
Washington, D. C, May 8, '98
By virture 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 historian oC said associ
ation a copy of his paper, so that
a correct record may be kept and
to enable the historican to make a
concise report to the association of
all papers published in the United
States by negroes. It is also bop
ed that, each publisher whose uame
does not appear in his paper will
furnish the historian with bis cor
rect editorial staff.
W. Calvin Chase,
Historian of the Colored Press
Association of the United States.
Claborne Howard who was on
trial for murder last week iu the
Criminal Court, was convicted of
manslaughter and Judge
McComaB sentenced him to Albany
penitentiary lor three years. While
there is some doubis as 10 Howard
guilt, efforts will be made to have
him pardoned. The counsel for the
defense, Messrs. C. M. omith and
Joseph Shilhogton made a good
fight.There are no two attorneys in
this city who take more interest in
their clients than Messrs. Smith
and Shiliiugton and the fight they
made lor Howard and the result
must be commended.
The Bee would suggest to the
court to issue an order prohibiting
the leeches from soliciting trade on
the front steps of the Police Court.
A good lawyer will secure him
self an office and do all he can to
I dignify the profession. Men who
don't want to be cnticised should
act in a professional manner and
those who do the most kicking must
be guilty of what the Bee has said.
There is more jealously on the
part of some colored attorneys than
any other class of men iu the court.
There is no end to cut-throating
and backbittiug each other. Some
of them will sit in court while sa
case is being tried and ridicule and
criticise each other like apes in a
THE FIRST TO GET THERE.
The appointment of H. Cla.V
Smith, of Alabama, as United State
Counsul. and Judge of the Amerr
can Counsulor Court for Madagas
car is a high compliment to a wor
thy youug southern negro.
There is no young man that
stands higher in the estimation of
the people of the south than Mr.
Mr. Smith was one of tho first
negro democrats to be discharged
from the department in this city
because he had opposed the elec
tion ot the republican Congress
man from his district.
Notwithstanding, he has been
i outspoken in defending the princi
ples of the democratic party aud
advocating the election of Mr.
He is no doubt the only negro
democrat who had the solid sup
port of the democatic delegation
from Alabama, and also every pub
lic official in the state which Uein
onstrates the fact that he was
popular in his state.
He left Thursday for his home
where a reception will be tendered
him by the white aud colored dem.
ocrats in bis state.
The Bee tenders its congratula
tion to editor and lawyer Smith
aud wisn him a safe voyage and
success iu his new field ot labor.
IT IS RUMORED
Dan Brooks will not terrorize the clerks
in iIip recorders office much longer.
That it will be a cold day when a
negro is appointed recorder of deeds.
Negro appointments are coming after
The next appointment will be a large
Some New York colored appointments
will be made soon.
GENL. ARMSTRONG DEAD
General Samuel C. Armstrong.
able and christian nresident of
"amp ton institute is dead.
3eneral Armstrong lias done more to
evate the colored and Indian races
than any man in the United spates.
Graduates from his instituton can bo
found in every state in the Union. His
health was imparred while working to
sustain his school.
The Colored and lndinn ranoe nxxsa an
The drama and tableaux exhibition
given under the auspices of the Hello
tropes of Sicily at the Grand Army Hall
Jast Monday evening was a grand affair.
The drama, "Blue Beard or the female
curiosity" was personated to perfection.
The duet by Miss Nanie Moore and
Mrs. Hill deserve special mention as doe,s
nlMthal(;nMol,.1v nlinn-incT fn rht ornca
by Miss Maggie Smith,
So well was this exhibition shown and
conducted that the ladie3 have been re
quested to repeat it, which they will do
at an eurly date.
Miss Nanie Moore anticipates a trip to
Boston to spend the summer.
A CLEVER DAUGHTIR
His daughter's ability with th pen
was of much asistence to Sir Morell
Mackenzie, In preparing for fie press the
many articles made necessary by ttie con
troversv whw-h followed the death of the
Emperor Frederick, writes Fiederick
Dolman in a delightful sketch, with por
trait, of Ethl oluckenz:e McKtnna, me
eldest daughter ot the eminent throat
snariftlist. in the April Ladies' Home
Journal. The opportunity for general
newspaper work came sjon after, and
this clever daughter became the London
correspondent of a Philadelphia news
paper; lur letters foon attracted tn
attention of the manager of one of the
American Literary Syndicates, who
solicited her services for ocetsional
h t ers on special subjects, and- since
that time Sir Morell Mackeuziers dauh
frr has become a well-known figure in
The financial condition
country is in doubt.
There may be an extra session of
How the populist senators will
vote in the next Senate no one
aged by the
have been encour
appointenb of H. O.
The appointmeut ot H. C. C.
Astwood to the San Domingo mis
sion is looked for soon. Mr. Ast
wood is no doubt ttoe best deplo
mat that has ever been abroad.
Bring vour job printing to
CLARA T'O LOUISE.
Bear Louise :
No one appreciated your last
week's letter more than the girls of
the household. Iudeed the mistake
is in our girls who are too ready to
take into their confidence and com
pany every upstart that is appoint
ed to a government position. It the
girls would jfea little more careful
and consu&n their own interests
more the- wjomld succeed better.
This i&aii -age of suspicion and
young giris-ean not be too careful
with, -wkoni: they associate. There
is a. great deal of jealousy in the
hQ&eehold,. and giiis who are not
S4,ft)rtunate as. some others often
attempt to cast a cloud of suspi
cion, on the moie foriuuate.
, Whenever yoa hear a man or a.
woman attempting to degrade one
of the fair sex you can just decide
that his reputation is cloudy and
hia moral character will not stand
This viper of human character
attemps by slander and false re
ports to bring tne successful
youug girl on a level with herself.
Tuis is often fouud amoog: tshet
would be reformers ot socaety,, wo
men wno have spent the fcnsfc por
tion ot their daya in the coranpany
of bad men and women.
We have a number of these
would be leformers amo rig us ; we
see them every day.
No gentleman will attempt to
east a cloud of suspicion o on a lady ;
gentlemen of honor ar.ts more in
cliued to dciend the r epatation of
those who by misforf me have ben
maue victims oy ieceptive men
We should be inor than careful
in admitting to the household per
sons who are not w ell known to us.
The city is full of r aoral lepers; they
are ready to devor ur the mo3t inno
cent and would n os hesitate to de
fame the uame of tflie most rir Cious.
We all cauuot be .
. SCHOOL ffiELACHEBS
aud the sensible g.iri wni DOt crave
to be, for there fe ."as mneh virtne
in the kitchen
its there is in the
Mill room, there are
umoi puoiiuuuo W) wnicn we can
aspire and make a mark that
would be an J n&n&t to the race, as
well as to on ngervea.
Shall we JirosDrtute a reforma
tion in the I leasehold? These
LOR jtfsSF CBB.4JTION
imagine th at i&heir official positions
are sufficie nipaes-portis for them to
invade our hemes and destroy our
I shall, cnucinue to condemn
these lepers until the housbold
shall act in no unmistakable man
ner. Lefcas teach these new in
vaders a lesson and give them, to
understPind 'that our Washington
girls ar to be protected aud de
feuded, agai nst these new adveatar
ers. Truly yours,
nA tktiflAnu j
i V re
Lots in the District
Until July 1st '93 I will sell lots
in TCanf. Dpftnftwood D. O.. at the
).Arv intc. nriPa of
f very IUW JJIIOO Ui
on terms of $10 down and $5 per
month and in the event of the
death of the purchaser before the
full price is paid, I will accept the
payments so made as full payment
of the price and will make a like
conveyance of the lot to the pur
cnaser's heirs or assigns.
ed will run directly through East.
Deanewood, which is in the District:
this subdivision is only about 3J
miles from the Capitol Building,
aud is on the Southern Maryland
Railroad. When this road is
in operation these lots will sell for
many times the present price. The
streets will be 90 feet in width and
all lots run back to an alley
from 12 to 20 feet wide. If you
want to secure one or two lots at
the present low price lose no time
but call or address at once.
E. M. Price,
1320 F St. N. W.
HINTS TO WOMEN.
To see a woman who has pass
ed the years of discretion become
kittenish is the most deplorable
sight on earth.
The display in dress, which
some women are fond of making
when they go into some quiet
country resort is one of the evils
of the summer.
Tht idea- of dazzling country
people with display of gowns is
something tbsvt seems very attrac
tive to certig-.n shallow minded
A women stamp herself b
drees in summer more clearly than
she doe& at any other time.
A wise woman will let a man
growl he generally fells the better
It seems necessary at times to
remind some worn en that they
owe certian duties xo their hus
bands. If you cannot go into the moun
tains two hundred miles off be
content rith a country retrea
twenty oaileB from the city.
Florida's World's Fair 31U.
A&eahassee, May 17.--The senate has
passed the Marks World's fair bill appro-Jriatteg-
$25,000 for maintaining exhibits
in the Florida building at the exposition.
The bilL provides that the governor shall
appoint a commission t expend thia
'money, provided the railroads and other
corporations contribute $25j000 in cash.
Canada'! New Carreer Law.
The old custom of riuging the curfew
has been reinstated in the villages and
towns of Canada in accordance with an
act passed at the last session of Parlia
ment. This new act is not quite so strict
as the old one. It requires that all chil
dren under 17 ehall be off the street at U
o'clock, the hdur of the ringing of the
curfew. If any children are found af tei
-this hour they are taken in charge by tin
-watchman or policeman, and unless sat
isfactory explanation can be given the
rparents are either imprisoned or fined,
or the child is sent to a public institution.
JParents are well pleased with the law,
i Tho Revolution In Nicaragua.
The Government of Nicaragua has noti
Sfid the Pacific Mail Steamship Companv
tliat their vessels must not atop at Saa
Juan while that port is in the hands ol
&us revolutionists, but may land passed
gers, .mail and freight at Corinto. Nc
movements of importance are being at
tempted by the revolutionists, as thev
are1 waiting for more arms and ammuni
tion. -The Behrlog Sea Fleet.
The Bearing Sea fleet the Mohican.
Ranger, Bear. Corwin, Petrel, and th
Fish Commission Albatross started up
on fcheir summer's work early this week.
The final instructions to Capt. Ludlow,
commanding the fleet, were sent to Sap
Francl'ico some days ago, and are practi-
cally of the same tenor as those of last
Chai?e ,n Penilon Office.
Assistant .Secretary Eeynolds, Com
mIs8ioner LociVen of the Pension Office,
and First Deput Commissioner Murphy
have been engaged in the examination
of applications for appointments in tha
Pension Bureau, aid it is probable that
several important changes will be made
during the coming week.
Foraker Prefers nicfias to o3co.
A Cincinnati dispatch announces that
1 ex-Governor Foraker is out of politics, so
v cerned. He will nffim again seek ofSco.
hut his friend! wfl have his aid any time
they desire it, jtli rapidly becoming a
xich mma. -.
Apon managed by Women Which Ig
Model or Its Kind.
Unions of all sorts have a great hold
npon the German people. Bakers, car.
papters, tailors have their vereins, ei!
isttng for both social and business enda.
Such unions among ornen are, of
course, more rare, since the majority
are still exceedingly domestic and in
terested in but a few things outsia
their home. "We do find, howevAr
various housekeepers' clubs in existence!
The Yienna Housekeepers' Union is a
model of its kind. From the time I be.
came a member of thi3 admirable insti.
tution, said a lady who spent some time
in Germany, I bought from the co.
operative store of the club nearly all
food and house-furnishing goods,, used
its list of reliable firms in all its branches
of business, and its recommendations
for seamstresses and other hand work
ers. There were no profitless riornings
spent in shopping. My -written orders
came filled with the utmost care and
were delivered by an intelligent man
who could answer questions about
goods not on the price list. During the
year of my membership I made a care
ful study of the workings of this club,
visited its cooking and training schools
for domestics, and "attended its annual
meeting to hear the reports and ad
dresses of its officers, and I came to be
lieve that its success was owing to the
enthusiasm and fine executive ability of
a few women wlio had founded it and
who had ever since faithfully served it.
In 1889 it had been in existence for fif
teen years, and had a membership of 2600
women, representing as many families.
Its intention was to forward the prac
tical interests of the household," but
from this wide field it had selected two
points of attack. It aimed to reduce
the cost of. living by furnishing goods
of the best quality and at reasonable
prices, and to provide good house ser
vioe by means of a training school and
a free intelligence office. Consultation
as to housekeeping methods formed no
part of its work. The German house
wife needs no instruction here. She
keeps house very much as her mother
did, and those methods she learned be
fore she was married. Centuries of
training have had effect even npon the
palate in Germans, and certain tastes
go with certain means. Thi3 makes
such a degree of public cooking prac
ticable as relieves the household from
all baking and from the preparation of
all food that can be cold, or indeed hot
within certain limits. It greatly re
duces the labor done in the house and
renders a not too exacting routine
possible. In these older countries the
art of living when considered with re
gard to the means at disposal is a far
more perfeot thing than with us. Ac
customed to the judicious use of a cer
tain income in her mother's house, the
young wife, once granted the money
necessary for a certain style of living,
only needs a little executive ability, and
this quality is always at hand, plainly
inherited along with her old mahogany
and linen, to direct her competent ser
vants and to achieve such results in her
housekeeping as will be highly satisfac
tory to her family and friends.
An .Effective Bebnke.
A short time since a party of men
were passing an evening in an Indiana
hotel playing a game of "clinch."
Seated near by was an on looker, a cal
low youth, evidently making his fir3
trip, who at every fine play than '
made or good hand that wa jj6j
would emit a series of oaths giphnr
ousas Sam Jones' serm Qne 0f
the party, a portly, dfai maQ m3
manifestly annoyed; voy the young maD.
and finally askad him to desist from
such profane comments, remarking
that it was a useless and foolish habit.
The youth replied that it was a habit
that cost no money, and he had lots of
company. For a few seconds he re
mained quiet, but at last broke out
again, worse than ever, as an unusually
good hand was beaten. Rising from
his chair, the dignified gentleman said:
"Young man, I asked you as a gentle
man to desist from your profanity. By
your continuance of it I consider it a
direct insult to me. I wish to inform
you that the name you take in vain so
glibly is that of a dear friend of mine,
and an especially dear one of my
mother as well. If another oath passes
your lips while here, I shall be
tempted to forget myself and teaoh
you by bodily force a lesson you have
evidently failed to learn reverence of
At these words the youth soon left
An officer in the navy says that the
old severity and brutality conduct to
ward the sailors is rapidly disappear,
ing, and that, while discipline is stjCt.
ly maintained, the officers try t aja
the men conform to it cheeriJjr ft fj
beginning to be realized aftt I' grip's
company is a big fp each member
of which owea ething to the others,
and that work Villinglj done is better
done than vaen the workman ja kicked
into doling it Many of tQQ officers do
a go deal for the men in the way of
gQtVmcr no amateur theatricals and
wlher flmnsAmanfrt and HailorS tfhO
keep sober and showindustry get shore
I leave and of-har nriviWaa. The us
I leave and nt.har nriviWas. The
j of grog is disappearing, and the cook
i juif anowR imnrnvflmont. tne uuiuvi.
' the deck sampling dishes at each m0&'
i before they are placed on the mesa
' tables. ,.
No resident of the state of Iowa accents
the second a vl labia of its name, whicb
should be pronounced "I-o-way," tw
, first syllable accented. In fact, tha
j name was sometimes spelled Ioway
t on old maps, noticeably one acconipa-
nying a repoit of Lewis and Ciork3
expedition, published in 1814. i lu
I body of the report the name is
' & ivni lonnd,
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