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THE WASHINGTON BEE.
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W. CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
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A JUST REBUKE.
Published ever- saiorday at nog 1 strtetl md sincer ty, Thi Afro-Americn
Nortest, WA.HWC1CH. D. C. , b natUfe , . , , ,
to h s own creduliiy. They mak
better detecti es fthan white men
because- i mo of them are by natur.
Y u may take them in the leg 1
profusion, sad if they don T tafth
n one another, to the judge, it n
l) cause the judge is too manly t
tolerate it. Then are some pett
judges as well as shyster lawye
who tolerate small things
Some colored m -n would raf he
destroy thei own cha-ioes or su -cess
than to -How choir fellow me
ti sue ee.l. If one colored m m ha
held a big pisitiou under one ad
ministration you will find the en
tire Afro-American race fightim
for that one position. If the
e-tter a street car and there ar fen
Tacant seats & the side in whie.l.
white p ople ar sitting and non
on th side on which two colore I
people are seated, they will un
doubtedly sqeeze in between the
two colored occupants of the seats
They will crowd into places when
there is no room and where they an
not wautel and divide at a tiim
when they should be unite 1.
There if more jealou .y among
fie so called rpreeatativ68 of the
rice than any other class. As a
rule Afro American representative
will lie on one another
Thev watch one another like a
cat watching a m mse an 1 the mo
ment one see the o'hers' head rise
"slick goes the latch and billings
gate knows no end-"
What a picture The Pent h is
painted of the Afro-Americam
inferiority; w at jiscers it has
made of the King's servants ; what
i Hots it has left for future aes to
ridicule ; what m mkeys it has
mide for tie chil Iren of pos
terity to look at in books that will
appear on Christmas trees ; wha
s iore of fools do now exist 011 the
eve of 1 ha twentieth century ai.d
America's progressive civilization,
and all we can say fir those who
should have known better than to
be characterized as the nrssing
link in the great American body
politic, it is a just rebuke.
From the Washington Post.
The Washington Post editorial was
agreat feat of journalism, as we said
at the beginning. It made very manj
republican papers show their real feel
ing toward the negro, and unfortu
naiely, it gave negroes a chance to
show how little faith some members
of this race have in themselves, and
how meanly they value themselves
Imagine Irishmen, Swedes, Germans.
Italians, declaring their lack of suit
able race timber for the Cabinet.
The Washington Post no doubt
the greatest political organ in this
country, in the above excerpt which
Appeared in its issue Monday
morning, January 11th, has dealt
a just rebuke to the ignorance,
stupidity, and: cowardice of some
co'ored people in this country.
'I he true meani -g of The Post's
editorial advoca ing the appoint
ment of a colored man in the Cabi
net is now explained, which agrees
with the position that The Bee as
sumed when the editorial first ap
peared after our interview in The
Eve ling Star of this city, advocat
ing the appointment of a colored
man in the Cabinet. The Bex
fully agrees with the Post when
it says that the colored man
xlep-eoiates his own value in the
great body politic.
The Bek has for tan years advo
cated the appointment of a colored
anan in the Cabinet or for Vice
President of the United States and
ithe m ire we have endeavored to
;show to the Afro-American press
& id represeit tatives of the race the
importance of making a demand
on the republican party for recog
nition on account of the voting
strength of Afro-Americans in this
country and their strict adhearauce
and fidelity to the republican party,
the more they would attempt to
convince the white people and
tho-se who hold the reins of Gov
ernment tint they were socially,
physically, i.nd politically unquali
fied. You can hear them say some
times that they hold the balance
of power in such States as Indiuna,
New York, Ohio, I linois, New
Jersey, ami a great vote in Penn
ayltania, and yet they have never
had sense enough to force any
party to terms in these States.
We are inclined to believe that
this generation of Afro Americans
must pas inio posterity and th.
present idiosyucricies, ignorance,
stupidity, imbecility, and lack of
racrt unity, hone-ny, and t. an
hood be monuments of air castles
for future generations of Afro
Americans to look upon in diBgust
and perhaps sympathy for a gen
eration that might have been a
ahinmg star in the history of
Is it ot ignorance on the part
of anv individual to sidmit his in
feiioriiy ? Is it wise or prudent to
admit to your enemy that you are
an inferior quality ?
The negroes of Africa hive a
superior iusiinct than the Ameri
can negro ; the Abyssiniaus in
their birbaric state showed their
superiority over Italian invasion.
The llaytimts and the Dominicans
know no superiors. The green
Irishman when he lands at Castle
GarcU-ii, New ' York immediately
asser s and feels his superiority
over the American mgro, and in
deed every nationality that lands
on the American soil never admits
his superiority to the proud Ameri
can Cnucussian. In the present
campaign for an Afro-Americau for
the Cabinet, there have been but a
few of the representative men of
the r-ce who opposed the sugges
tion of The Post, and this can be
readily ac ounted for. The Afro
American is peculiarly constituted.
He is of a jealeus disposition ;
en wh ought to know better ;
men who hre been abroad as dip
lomats lack that manhood, honesty
ow to discriniinn e between re
peatability and corruption, and
not until then will ihe colored The Secretary of State received
man get all he is entitled to. a set back on Wednesday by the
There are biahops and ministers foreign relation committee. Mr.
f our church s ho are just as OIney must und rstand- that the
nuoh a party to vindicating rs policy of the American government
a ity as the most ba e lenegrade, is protection to life, liberty and
ud In fore many days it will be de- property This country should be
vep-d to the dn-gust of the ctvii- the judge whether a citizen should
zed world. Let thecolored man be handed over to foreign coun-
. form himself and pstrasise th se . try or no
trho.are not entitled to lecogni-
CHEAPEST And "! Firro
Quality and Quantity
on, and then he will pet what is
The selection or Col. M. M.
Parker as the National Repub
lican Committeeman for the
District of Columbia has es
ablished this fact ; that, here
of ore no National Committee
nan, representing the Dis net of
C 1 u in bin, was ever consulted be
ore as to the conduct of the inaug
unfion of a republican president
It demon t rates the fact that a re
public in has been placed on the
O'imniittee who has the re.peet,
standing and influence among the
represent 1 ives f the party who
will not be ignored.
Whatever Col. Parker's faults
may be, it cam not be denied that
he wi'l not hesitate to represent
the interest of republicans when
1 he time c ones.
A NATIONAL LEAGUE.
I: is hope4 that in the org niza
tion of a National Afro American
League, its membership will be
compiled of men who recognize
thempelves the equals of their fel-lowman.
NEURO IN NEW aNULAND.
The aoove is the caption of a
commun ca ion f em Horace I lei ry
Churchi I, of Boston, Mass., which
appeared in the Daily Post of Jan
uary 13th inst. 'i he writer repliee
The Emancipation day parades
should either be abolished or they
should represent something of the
progress of the Afro Americans in
this city. For the last few years
these celebrations have fallen into
the hands of irresponsible men
who seem to think of nothing but
co lect money and put it into their
poekets. Do the people want
If they do, then the pirade
should represent som thing other
than a socalled committee in car
riages, and a lew org uizations of
The dy should be celebrated we
admit, but, it should be celebrated
in a proper manner.
Let these parades be abolished if
they can not show something.
Col. M. M. Parker favors a reor
ganization of the District government.
Th colored bishops had better
kppp ther hands off the recorder
ship. They will make better head
way saving souls.
Is what people want for their moiiey, arid there is one
place in "Washington you can get both, that 's
VARIETY STOHE. "We will not give you the number
nor the location of 'his estailishmont but will do much
b.tter by deducting 25 per cert off vour purchases when
you call and bring this aaverti.semb.jc. You know where
we are, if you don't and will find us it will put dollars in
y ur yocket. Only reflect when you are offered a fine
56-piece handsomely decorated China Tea Set for $2.80,
this is 5 cents for each piece. Handsome Decorted Toilet
Sets $1.!8 cents Finely decorated 112-piece Dinner Sets
86.98. Beautiful decorated stipled gold cake dishes,
10 cts. No. 6 Copper Wash Boilers, 50 cts. each. 2 qt.
" oil cans 10 cts , 3 qt. 15 cts. Block tin dish pans 10 cts.
each. We have
Everything on k'arth
To furnish the interior of your house at a less price than
it can be found. Please come and see us and our name
will never be a Jonah to you,
HU D S O N 'S
We understand that a dinner
wap given to the cowed biops a Variety fytore, , asiiHigton, ). Q.
few Tva aero We would like
know if deeds were .iipenssed ?
Some rrpub'icans may be op
posed to Col M. M. Parker on the
National Committee, there is one
thing certain, he will sea that
proner recognition be given to
the republicans of this city.
(JEO'RGE & Co.
908 SfcVF.NTH STREET N W.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
There are in this country Negro
editor", preachers doctors, lawyers
and other kinds of Afro American
professional men who ourht to go
and hang themselves, which would
enable the race to advance.
Tfaings worth knowing. Where to buy
MEN & BOYS' WEAR.
50c EXTRA HEAVY CANTON FLANNEL DRAWERS, 25 cent
a pair 1 pair for nothing if you say they are not worth 50 cents.
12$ cts. a pair
THE REASON WHY.
(From the Omaha Progress.)
Just why some of our would-be lead-
to Congressman Mpss, and anumg . ing Negro exchanges, will continue to
, . : ' , "" ., ... claim he Negroes inability to fill a
otner (.mugs, ne ya inc r-vgiu
does not get all he is entitled to 111
New nglaud, eic.
We agree with the writer and ask
the question, why is it that the Ne
gro does u-t get all he is entitled to I ttorney F. L. Barnett of Chicago, Dr
1 M n P5Mrttc of O nana. t. O. AH-
f .r ... ts .1 . 1 J .1. t .. Hi"' " ."-- -- 1 '- x.- --
in iniw J2iiigiani ana eisewnere r ams Qf. Minnesota, ex-Gov. Pinchback,
cabinet position, is something we can
not understand, unless we come to the
conclusion that the editors of these
journals do not know that T. Thomas
Fortune of New York, Booker T
Washington of Alabama, ex-Senator
B. K. Bruce of Washington, D. C.
The Hon. John P. Green, of
rt, 3 L A i. V .. I
unio, Qoe8 not mx to ue rcKr..r pLEECE LItf BD UVDERWEAR
a, a political failure and being op- 25c . MKrUlN0 SOCKS,
posed to a colored man going into QKRMAN KNIT JACKETS. (20 styles)
the cabinet Mr. Green, by his Ca VEL,S HAIR UNDERWEAR.
letter U The Age, has: fallen into HEAVY RANDOM SHIRTS AND DRAWERS,
25c. SATIN NECKTIES, ....
MEN'S ALL WOOL PANTS,
nmi o ni r vr r r-i-n
IUUIV Ol RKJ iX KJ rj.i 10,
BOYS' DOUBLE SEAT and KNEE PANTS SUITS,
WHAT DOES IT MEAN
Washington,. D. C,
January 14, 1897. j
Mr. J. G. Fauixk,
Secretary of the Board- or
Tkustkes of the Public
Mv Dear Sir: Will you kindly in- mmm
form me whether the report that ap
peared in Phe Daily Post.. January 13, f)NF PRTCF
to the effect that the Supervising Priii- W1l ' xs-l-E-'
cipal.of the white schools has been
designated to supervise our Colored
Hih School ?
Your answer will be greatly appre- :
ciated by me.
W. CALVIN CHASE.
25 cents each.
e sell ih,e best $1.50 Reefer in town. Convince yonraelf.
WOOL KNEE PANTS, 25 cents.
Our Hat Department fr Men and Boys is complete wim
atest styles, and at prices the lowest.
GEORGE & CO
Hatters, and Men and Boys' Outfitters.
It is because the masses do not
know how to iscriniiuate between
corruption and respectability.
Tney will wink at the rascality
and outrages that are perpetrated
by certain members of he race and
attempt to vindicate their wrongs.
I i'80iue instances the masses will
place, by th ir suffra es, a liberti e
and scoundrel in office, and then
declare that it is color prejudice if
the white race shmld expose him.
We do not say it is the case of the
colored man who was elected by
tue republicans of Mass ichudetts
to the Executive Council.
The more corrupt a main is i
some places, the greater are the :n
dorsemeuts the Afro Americans
will give him because he is a col
ored man. It is becoming a com
mon occurrence in some c ties, the
D. strict of Columbia n t excepted.
It is only uecessar for some " flip"
colored raiMi to come to this city,
pay for a write-up and say that he
has a great record at his own home.
when iu fact this .ndmdusil -may
be a convicted thief, a hoertine or
a policy writer. It mukes no dif
ference wi'.h the Washington color
ed man. It is not only the case
in politics, but in the social
The best oitizens will allow their
women 0 be abuse I and ontraged
before they will attempt to defend
them. To a great extent our gir.s
allow themselves to be imposed
npm by the admission of these
tramps into their social circle.
The ' Negro in New EngUnd"
as well & elsewhere must learn
John M. Langston and many others of
their calibre, are memDers 01 :ne Ne
For the same reason that you
can not put sense in thehad of a
crazy ass. When scientists ca io
that, then you can put sense into
the heads of ihe Negroes who
acknowledge '.heir own inlrrionty
MR. BENEDICTS 11EPORT.
The annual report of Hon. T.
K. Benedict, Public Printer,
hows how eystematically that of
fice has been conducied under his
m ma emeut. Mr. Benedict is
one of the most practical and bus
inei8 like men iu this country
lie has managed that office in a
manner that must command the
respect and admiration of th
country. Although he may retire
hen Major AlcKmley conu-B in,
The Bee, as well as other journals
in t'MS country mut say t at. he
has stayed clear of pontics and
iherehaB been no partisanship in
he appointment of people to that
The Afro Americans especially,
owe him a debt of gratitude.
Office of Board of School Trus
tees of the District of Columbia.
Franklin School Building.
January 14, 1897.
W. C'LVIN CHASE,
Editor of The Bee.
Dear Sir: Tender of equal super
vision was made the Colored High
School, but the same will not be in
sisted upon unless requested by the
J. G. FAULCK,
We were surprised beyond measure
to read in The Washington Post of
January 13th, that the Board of Trus
tees of the I'ublic Schools of the Dis
trict of Columbia, had placed the Col
ored iigh -chool under the supei vi
sion of Dr. F. R. Lane, formerly Prin
cipal of the Central High School on O
street. The Bee cannot be brought to
nelieve, without a confirmation of this
report, t at the board has taken any
such actio. 1 Such a step would mean
an encroachment upon the autonomy
of our colored schools and an indirect
charge that thoroughly educated col
ored men and women were incapable
of running the schools which have
under their control for the past thirty
years. We think that we voice the
sentiment of the colored people of this
community, when we say, that we
stand unalte ably opposed to any
movement that attacks the rule of col
ored schools in tins District by colored
teachers. We ar.e not yet ready to adi
mittlut a colored man, educated i.'
the best institutions ot learning m
America, is incapable of mastering
the information needful for governing
schools in which colored children are
taught. These schools will stand the
C Purchasing Co.
437 7th street northwest.
Everything being sold at exactly half off marked price,
dollar here goes as far as two elsewhere.
All being now sacrificed. Do not delay. Call early.
Syndicate Purchasing Co.
437 7tli Street Worm-west,
The Racine Gas Engine
Dsea Gasoline, Natural Gas or Manufactured Oa
Fitted with both Hot Tube and Electrio Battefj.
The most Simple. Reliable and Economical G&a
- Engine on the market.
Write for Catalogue 9rd Prices to
RACINE HARDWARE CO., Racine, Wl&
and The Bee stands ready to re
sent the encroachment indicated by
test of comparison with any schools in the report in The Post. Ue beg the
the country They are in a most satis- members of Board of Trustees to go
factory condition and s lould not be slow in a matter of such grea,t import,
interfered with in any such way as that The colored people o' this com
contemplated by the alleged a tion of niunity will not sit quietly by tnd see
the Board ol Tr.istees. We want our their rights-as men iniringed upon
school children taught bv precept and without making a vigorous protest.
example that men and women of their
own kind have executive ability and
vA;nr. nwn.,u of tbn Now York I areas capaDie 01 governing scnoois as
ojuibWA ,iv.. -. , wnue men an(j Women.
Age may not be popular in New I If we are not to have separate schools
L , fi, fr- a .: ' let us have separate government of
York among the Afro American ,. m Wm hJthn hihpet ramtrt
politicians, but he IB eert;iinly re-1 for Dr. Lane's efficiency as a suptrvi- .., . , , .
Lotcd .mnugthe t.nnki, g pen ! "$, !!?? Fl06 WlD6S LHJOOIS 3DJ Cig3FS.
H. F. MeDevitt,
of brains in this country who are school as well as he can. We s; y
free to admit ttatte speaks mjSLSSSSL&S',
philosopher. of the officers of the colored schools,
530 3rd street sont'hweat.o
WASHINGTON, " D. C
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