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ME WASfflNGTOK BEE
rfualisnea every Saturday t 1109 3 StrRC
? art n west, Washington, u. u.
V. CALVIN CHASE, Editor.
neBsto encourage and endorse, this As the end of the school year
- j unchristian und damiging spirit, approaches, the paiamount consid
ered u r.,a office i Wasuingion j Besides the plan could not possibly erauon seems to be how can High
worK any material oenenc lor cne aim xnuimai ouuuui pupus reacu
reason that the area proposed will the mark cf the high calling. By
not accommodate any considerable far, more pupils want to go into
nnmhpr nf nni- nonnla yttV.;i ;- ttt;11 tha nrmal School f.hftn want tn
rBRMSUF. SUBSCRIPTION. -- -w, ffulwI,nilJ .,
be pointed as a means of disnosmer come out ot it and for that reason
O-iecopv pei year '?? i of the race and thus to kep ever we trust that all maybe satisfied.
Civ rnnnt.hs ...i I.OO, vur w'
Three mouths 6o j open the question of the ability of Let as many get into the Normal
the negro to develop on lines which school as can. Ihe advantage of
will reoder him the equal of the , of our Normal school will fit -pupils
white in all that pertains to good ! to become excellent teachers and
citizenship. Morejver the plan ' if they cannot get employment in
is tinctured with a democratic this city, they can elsewhere. The
There are regular Authorized Col- tmge which renders it of doubtful held is large enough to take many
lectors in the employ of THE BEE 1 utility. It may be another ignis times more teachers than we could
&T SPECIAL NOTICE. Jg$
NEGRO PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.
Printing Co., and when they call to see . fatm to mislead and possibl v dp
delinquent subscribers they are re- g Thig matter ig one whl(jh
uuested to pay thcis. and not give the 1 J ,
j,-it?i. - .. fj, Kj;tnx concerns the whites. Jt has been
excuse ifiui uicy uui 'tt - --
possibly pre. -are.
The Editor has no time to see the sub
scribers, and it is oped that his
. friends and the fiatrons of THE BEh
will pay the Collector when he calls.
There, is no end to novel shifts
and expedients now being resorted
to for t he purpose of solving the
so-called nice problem. Upon no
other question is it possible to ad
vance so many conflicting theories. I
The so-called enlightened people of
the South have through a Georgia
representative declared that the
colored people are being treated
just as they deserve, that lynching
and burning are none too severe
for them and intimate that the
talk abuut law and'order is all well
enough when it comes to the
through their want of Christianity
and brotherly regard that this
condition has become possible. It
is owing to their want of moral,
heroism anc spirit of fairness that
Americans are lynched and roasted
simply on account of color. The
problem is therefore one for the,
whites tohandle,one for which they
are entirely responsible and which
will certainly bring its just pun
ishmeut if it is not solved in the
spirit of fairness and exict justice.
The negro is a worthy citizen and
it remains for the white to recogize
him as such. Cheap John Colon es
can do the race no appreciable
amount of good.
It would be a safe thing for the
Lincoln orators to get into rainiug
a long time in advance if they, wish
to successfully taekle the Howard,
Mayor Van Wyck is either a very
stupid or a very stubborn man.
Like Balaam's far famed mule, he
will speak only under inspiration.
School trustees, like other mor
tals are not infallible and hence
are liable to make mistakes now
and then. The Bee has had occa-
THK MURDERER CAUGHT.
No where in the anuali of crimes
can thvre be found a more out
rageous offense committed than
that committed by Humphrey local movements, such as Igcal sur-
Tujlorat Slidell, Md. The Bsh
Still active for advancement and
Dr. J. N. Johnson, informs us that
efforts are not to be abandoned under
the auspices of the Negro National
Protictive Association, of which ex
Congressman Murray is .president,
but that work will be continued with
increased vigor in both iocal and
national organizations. He says that
it is in no sense in opposition to the
Afro-American Council but represents
a more conservative plan which
though vigorous, proceeds on the
theory that the negro will not fight
his battles, by flight, but will maintain
his stay in this country just where he
is. In does not favor emigration
North or West or to Africa. It cioesnot
teach that salvation lies in sticking to
the republican party nor in joining the
democratic party nor in staying away
from the polls. It does not teach that
negroes, like white men, must vote or
not vote with a definate object in view
looking to their own interests accord
ing to circumstances. It does
teach that we need money and homes
and a larger diversity of business,
professional and industrial pursuits.
It also teaches that we must, if possi
ble, withdraw ourselves as a conven
ience for others, a target or bone of
contention. It contends that all classes
of American white people owe us
assistance to the end that our freedom,
liberty and pursuit of happiness may
be as large as other people's. This
organization ac s as censor over no
negro, in matte's of religion or poli
tics Mr. .Murray while one of our
very bravest representatives, is one
the most discreet, always positive and
decided, yet, never loses his temper
nor invites opposition to himself or
his race. He believes our onward
march must be accomplished through
whites, but as applied 0 the blacks sion recently to take issue with
it is out of the question. Some
southern editors are putting up
trustees regarding some matters
but the Bubject upon which people
the Aim flam game of denouncing j c;in disagre; without involving
lynching and all of the forms of friendship or social ties. The
lawlessness and tyranny to which present board is probably the best
the colored people are subjected rn i i, ,,i f . , - ... ,,
. l J we have had for years, taking it all
and at the same time urging con- : n ,i ;. - i i .1 ,. .1
s, 6 m all and it is hoped that in the
stitutional amendments whereby rt:f:rt:or, ,-., .- i 1
J criticism ot its action, due al ow-
the colored voter is to be deprived 1 1 , . . L . ,
, . . , . ' lance may be made in lmmatenal-
or the rights of citizenship. Jt is --.- n. 1 1 - 1
, , . , .. jities. It is high time that we
a game to iiuouwiiiK .me men as 01
the colored people and to carry out
uninterrupted the nefarious plot
hatched by Brady, to the end that
the white people of the North
allow the South to take care of
the negro. Brady promised the
people of Boston that the South
could and would take care of the .
negro and intimated that under
such care there would be phenome
nal race advancement upon moral,
materi.il and intellectual Hues such
should begin to hold up the hands
of our school officers instead of!
seeking to injure them by misrep
resentations and has? falsehoods.
As it is impossible to agree upon
all points of school administration
prudence and self respect woul 1
suggest that when our trustees 'are
doing well encourage them.
does not condone the crime made
by this bru e, but it does jeay the
mistake the officer made i 1 enter
in'g the house where this man was
found. The officer had no warrant
for Taylor; the Maryland author
ities had merely susp cted him aud
for that re son the officers who
inv.ded his house did so at their
risk TheDis riot authorises should
turn him ovtr to the Maryland
authorities and let bim be deltwith
111 that state. This lynching fever
has permeated the atmosphere in
every state in the Union and had it
not have been f n the strong arm of
the "District police force this brute
would have been lynched ,
Gen. Wheeler says he was not
slighted at Chattanooga the other
dav, but that the driver onlv
,1 - -
aswouia gain tne applause ud j forgot to call for him in time t
support of the North. But the fact get ito the procession. Thi indi
is that from the very moment that j cates either th .t some folks have a
the North listened to Brady, theory loose way of. managing a
condition of the colored man has . parade or that the General has his
grown worse and worse until now , sensibilities covered with
tne problem ot bare subsistence un
der any form of oppression is the
absorbing topic of the day.
The northern people seem not
yet to be undeceived.
NEGRO' SHOT JUSTIFIABLE:
Young Georgian killed while in
vading COLORED MAN'S HOME.
thick outer covering.
If the reports from Porto Rico are
true, the order recently issued by
They are-Gen. Davis, the new military
halting to give the South a chance governor, denying the freedom
to run the whole gamut of outrages! of the press to publishers
against personal liberty and com-1 and the enforcement of the old
mon justice. And when they do Spanish inquisitorial supervision
take a hand it will be in a rauical ' and surveillance, is a move in the
md vigorous way and with ya per-; backward direction. The freedom
and safety of a people are depend
ent for their existence and perpet
uity, upon the unquestioned right
to give public expression to their
sisiency which will not stop short
of a final sett emeu t of the whole
matter. This is inevi cable for it is
a white man's problem and a white
man's burden which must sooner grievences, in honest and truthful
or later be delt with and settled manner and in the spirit of reform
on the side of justice and honor.1 The glari-.g inadequacy of Span-
The latest plan of race relief seems ih proqison against uujust laws
to colonize a great number of color-. and tyrannical administration is
e.l people en Long Island, N Y. ! too apparent. to jusLfiy recourse to
Everything is to be run on strict its practices. In attempting to
color lines no white man being adjust conditions favorable to the
allowed to own or control property best ideals of pub.ic utility Gen.
or to be eligible to offiee and the Davis is making a grievous error in
'like In other words we are to striking at free speech. Where
have a new Liberia on this side of justice is administered there will
the Atlantic, which is to be the be no fear of free press.
plant in which to develop aud ; l
manipulate the powers and capabil- "e dl8Patcn SIlJs fc,,at Aguinaldo
liitios of our people. It is needless haS throwu UP the sPouge, while
t say that the plan is Utopian the "eXt SayS he wU1 figllt iC oufc if
aitd visional v and is calculated lfc takeS a11 8Ummer- Between
.rather to injure than heH the cause thC5e conflictinS statements and
The idea of isolating the colored the Peace Jbilee we would like to
,pplc is preposterous, revolution- know where We a at
ary and impracticable. Tliis mat- It is the -long pull, stro.-g pull
aer of isolation has done about all pull all together," that is effective
that is harmful to the colored and Kegister Lyons and Senato
people. It is this spirit which has Green are acting accordingly. Less
forced us into jim crow cars and talk and a lit.le more woi amon
depnved us of the privileges of the so-called elect will accomplish
hotels, inns, theatres and the like, far more good than orations and
It would be worse than foolhard- criticisms at the back gate.
Odum, Ga., May 13. Last night at
Redish's near here, a young white
man named Gus Copeland wenbto the
house of Kid Alex, colored, and tried
to decoy Alex's wife from the house.
She lefused to go Copeland became
angry and cursed her.
Alex came out and politely request
ed Copeland to leave. ( opeland pull
ed a pistol and fired two shots at the
negro. Alex returned the fire with
three shots, each of which struck
Copeland in the breast. Alex was un
hurt. Copeland succeeded in getting
into his buggy. Four miles from the
scene of the shooting he fell out of the
buggy dead. Alex, the negro has fled;
but he could safely return, as public
sentiment overwhelmingly sustains
him. The Coroner's jury, which will
sit tomorrow, will unquestionably pro
nounce the homicide justifiable.
The a oove was taken from the
Washington Post, of Sunday last,
and lends a hint of the real cause
of rape contmitted by negroes upon
white women' ;White men who
run the government, indulge in un
hindered carnal liberties with the
s'sters, daughters and wives of the
colored men who have neither the
law nor the physical force to pro
tect these colored women. With
this practice ripe in the South,
rendering it impossible and dan
gerous for a negro to either protect
or deftnd his own wjmen, are the
men expected to respect white
women ? The above dispatch says
the white people regard the negro's
shooting as jntifiable and that he
can safely return. No one up this
way, will beiieve this. However, let
there be au understanding that
where there u a law against inter
marriages, that any mau cohabit
ing with a female of a different
race or attempting it," shall be
killed on the spot or by the mob
justas negro men now fare.
roundmgs warrant. He is not pre
paring: South Carolina negroes for
Africa or the North, he is preparing
them to stay in South Carolina and
be men as he is a central figure in
home-buying movements on a large
scale. Very soon he will present
some valuable practical plans to the
national organization to be urged all
along the line. Mr Murray regrets
rapes, lynchings and other evils grow
ing out of the social conditions in the
South, hut believes the best informed
people of both race can and will over
come these evils: that each should be
willing to make the reforms just when
they are needed, one of which is bad
whisky and another is lewdness which
the laws of most southern states toler
ate and encourage. Col Perry H.
Carson is president of the national
'organization during Mr, Murray's ab
sence irom Washington, he being vice
president. V. Calvin Chase is presi
dent of the District branch ever since
John M. Langston's death and Thos.
L. Jones is secretary of the District
branch. J. W. Cromwell is national
corresponding secretary, J. N. John
son, financial secretary and organizer;
W. B.Johnson, J. 1, "Loving, H. L.
Davis and others executive committee.
E. M. Hewlett, C. J. Jones, D. A.
Straper, F. Peyton, J. M. Vance and
others counsel. There is nothing in
or.r plans that any ood American
citizen should object, to. When we
have to go into the courts forour rights
we expect to win, for we apj right
Referring to the above the Bee
would say there is need of a great
work along many lines rignt here in
Washington and that quite soon, a
series of meetings will be held all over
the District, to urge practical plans to
improve the condition of all classes.
I he special help from the churches
and schools are expected. The Bee
will from time to time give notice of
the work in hand both by local and
national branches. Reform is needed
in our trial courts especially the petty
ones where the judges, have an excess
of power over unfortunates mostly
negroes who are brought before them
by the policemen nearly al! of whom
are white men, many of them resent
additions to our citizenship. A major
ity of offenses are tried by the judges
without a jury. They believe the
officers and in most of the cases they
are put through without witnesses and
without counsel. It should not be
strange that our jails and workhouaes
are kept full, that our wretched classes
are becoming indifferent and that the
prayer goes up for an increase in the
The Negro Protective Association
willfind a plenty for its D. C. branches
to do right here. Making speeches
and nothing else has been the order.
Lets do' something We cry aloud
against wrongs to the race in the far
South, but are indifferent about those
in this immediate vicinity and in Mary
land, Virginia and the District of Co
lumbia, where we have plenty of smart
negroes who are absolutely indiffer
ent about the fate and tendencies of
the great mass of unfortunates in the
race. We expect soon to ask for an
unbiased conference of colored men
of this vicinity to set about doing im
mediately what we can do and we
care not whether they are. members
of any organization or, not, red tape is
Xeyal Fcrsooaga Who Panes Jewels t
Which are Attributed Magical Power.
Royal personages are not exempt
from belief in talismans, and at this
day there is doubtless not a crowned
head in Europe who does not possess
a jeweled ornament of some sort to
which is attributed magical power.
Nicholas I was the possessor of a
ring having talismanic powers. It was
given to him by Princess Charlotte of
Prussia, daughter of Frederick William
The princess obtained it from the
Swiss governess, Mme. Wildermuth..
One day while looking through the lat-
ter's collection they came upon a
curious little ring piade in Gothic fash
ion. "This must be a very antique piece,"
remarked the princess and still ad
miring it she drew it upon her finger.
"It has such a peculiar shape that it
reminds one of some ancient talisman."
When she wished :o return it the ring
could not be drawn off, whereupon the
governess offered it to her as a keep
sake. The princess accepted it. Later she
did succeed in taking off the ring, and
on examining it more closely found a
few words engraved within it, which,
though very much worn, when careful
ly deciphered, read "Russia's Czari
na." They laughed and joked about
this a great deal, attributing, in jocu
lar mood, future significance to the
" Years passed. A marriage was to be
arranged between Princess Charlotte
and Prince Nicholas, who at that time
had no pretensions to the throne, since
his brother, Alexander the First, the
reigning czar, haci another successor.
Prince Constantino, second son of the
Nicholas came to Berlin in order to
meet his prospective bride, and hard
ly did his eyes gaz& upon her fairy form
before he fell desperately in love with
her. Nor did he hesitate to give voice
to his feelings, and at a court dinner
told her of his lov. and begged her to
give him some little remembrance as
a sign that his love was returned.
"Pray give me that tiny ring," he
whispered to the princess, as he point
ed to the above mentioned jewel.
"But not here, before all the guests?"
"No one will notice it; bury it into
a piece of bread, drop the latter on the
table and I will undertake to reach
unnoticed, for the talisman."
The prince received the ring the
same one Charlotte had received from
Mme. Wildermuth years ago.
Most all know of the happy wedded
life these two led. also that eight years
later the prophetic words engraved
within the ring came true. Nicholas
became Czar of Russia and Charlotte
It is said Nicholas never took the lit
tle ring from his finger, and when in
later years it became far too small for
him he had it attached to a gold chain
and wore it continually around his
Empress Eugenie had a talisman, a
breastpin, shaped like a clover leaf,
made of closely set diamonds and
smaragds. The empress had won this
at a raffle arranged by Napoleon. This
breastpin which she held as the guard
ing spirit of her happiness, Eugenie
wore continually. When her husband
died the pin was put away and never
worn during the mourning years.
When her son, the Prince Napoleon,
went to take part in the Zulu war she
again pinned it on herself, and took it
off once more when her son was killed.
Some years later she gave it to the
Princess Mondy, daughter of Murat.
"This clover leaf I have long consid
ered a talisman," she said. "It was my
most precious possession, and I would
not like it lest. Wear it. then, my dear,
as a friendship bond between us, and
may it ever prove the talisman of thy
No Danger of 1'ii'Munonia.
The insect effects its breathing, not
as men and animals do, by the lungs,
but through openings in all sides of the
body. It has an intricate system of
tubes running through all parts of its
person, through which the air is
brought in contact with the legs, wings,
and so on. "these tubes are each pro
tected by delicate membranes. In the
fly there exist certain air pouches, in
addition to the tubes, which serve as
reservoirs of air.
SPECIAL EXCURSIONS TO
"Whistling Rufus" and Sousa's new
march, "Hands Across the Sea,"
piayed by Hoffman's Band at the
Academy of Music, Friday evening
June otli will be worth the price of
SPECIAL EXCURSION TO HAR
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is
now ready to contract with organiza
tions, societies and Sunday Schools,
for special excursions to Harper's
Ferry. For full information and terms
apply at B. O. Ticket Office, No. 619
Pa. Avenue between 2 and 5 p. m.
week days. '
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is
now ready to contract with organiza
tions, societies and Sunday Schools
forspecial excursions to Round Bay
FofUoIlAnfr.mation and rms, apply
at B. & O. Ticket Office No. 619 Pa
Avenue, between 2 and 5 p. m., week
He Tlmt (.Iveth to the Poor.'
At a Young Men's Christian associa
tion dinner in New York last week one
of the speakers, a lawyer, told of a cli
ent who every time he wrote to him
inclosed a tract, and said that the last
letter, recently received, instructed him
to collect the money due on a mortgage,
and if it wasn't paid in thirty days to
foreclose. The tract accompanying
that letter was headed: "He that
giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord."
In France, when a convict is sen
tenced to death by the guillotine the
day of his execution is not named in
his presence, and he knows not when
he is to be led forth until within, fif
teen minutes of the fatal moment.
In Mississippi a family of six per
sons was carried bodily 600 yards by a
tornado. The story about the setting
aen deposited gently in the nest on the
apex of a peaked roof without break
ing an egg is about due.
io AUTHORS. Gen's. Miles, Shaf
ter, Merntt, Wood; Cuban Gen's,
ban-ia and I Palma, Capts. "Bob"
Evans and Taylor; Secretaries Long
n nSf fnJi relf,n DinS,ey; Senator?
Kh f CpUlIrm: Hon Justin Mc
Carthy, M. P.; Gens. O O Hou-ird
and Stewart L. Woodford and 9 other
war leaders have united to write The
M Vfe- A"can!
bpamsn ar. The Official Historv
Not a collection of magizine artidS'
Each author writes a chant.,-ot J 1 1
I, for this book "ineVlttSSTr:
elusive territory. Lihorai V
Showing list of authors sellft mS
Address ChaS.C.HaskelSl& Son,
Rarely indeed is a wealthy Turk
seen at his wife's dinner table. He
usually dines in a part of the house re
mote from that occupied by his connu
bial partner or partners.
"Gossamer iron," the wonderful pro
duct of the Swansea iron mills, is so
thin that it takes 4,800 sheets piled one
on the other to make an inch in thickness.
It is believed that aluminum was
originally discovered B. C. 40, 'but if so
the discovery was confined to only a
few and was quickly forgotten.
A German tailor who died at Breslau
in 1837 had such keen sight that he
was able to see two of Jupiter's four
moons with his naked eye.
The lightest tubing ever made is of
nickel aluminum. 'Three thousand feet
of this tubing weighs only one pound
Hotel chambermaids are unknown in
Mexico. Men make the beds and keep
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There is not t
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co its oompcai'
tion. It ism
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3. ADgeliue will actually maka
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premium a package of Blodau's focos
Almond Cream. Any person ordering
6 bottles of Angelina, will receive a
Harris Hair Straighten er FREE-
Bludau's Cocoa Almond Cream tfSft
ficient aprllcation for Cbinped Hands, ace
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