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Politicians ought to tell the truth.
Pat a small man in a big posi
tion and he will forget himself.
" Why is justice in Washington
like the weather?
Because it is changeable. The
justice that is meted out to the
white man riot given to the negro.
There is but Jit le hope for the
negro in the South.
The Bee editor is not Poking
for an office and neither does he
Unhappy is the man who hangs
on official favors.
Abolish the office of justice of
the peace. i
It is oetter thnt they areabolished
All offices in the District of Co
lumbia-should be filled by election.
The negro vote will dividr
Our new leadership is made out
of that which cannot be seen.
In union there is strenght..
E. M. Hewlett is the most manly
negro attorney before the District
Be is not the man to cater for
If thvre wa3 more manhood in
negro attorneys they would suc
Be truthful, it will pay always.
There is too much treachery
among certain negroes to succeed.
This world was not made for the
white man alone.
It is not well to tell all you know.
Be careful of what you say and
to whom you say it.
Don't be to hasty in coming to
The Maryland politicians have
not been cared for as yet.
Will the negro vote ever become
a factor in American body politic?
Be what you say you ar
mo thing more.
Deception is sooner or later
An honeBt man is a truthful man.
You should do nothing that is
distasteful to good society.
It is not the person who grins in
your face, that should be reg.nied
as your friend.
Don't place too mnch confidence
in the person who pretendB friend
Be honest with your fellow man.
The best policy is when you can
not do a thing say so.
It will never effect yon to be
cii'tbe alioxn ii at e little
The try daily has been struggJiiii
fcard Bincc its publication. .
f.t came out one day and has been
'rying hard ever since to ma its
Can any one tell the difference
between the old Bchool auti new
school of politicians ?
Well out of the great number of
fBcers appointed in the army not
one negro was appoi ited.
What has become of the repeal
the civil service law?
Don't forget how the
fought on San Juan Hill.
General Miles thinks well of the
And yet not a nero officer has
been appointed in the regular army
The man who speaks the truth- is
the man to trust.
Don't be too impetuous in your
The man who thinks he knows
it all i8 generally affected with the
There was tyranny in the schools
on the part of certain school officers.
There are some school officials
too much on the old woman order.
The day will soon orae a hen all
Xll be placed on a level.
It iB not the wise man who
makes a fooi of himself.
Our liead swells 6ome rimes
ood the n bb fciuze
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An Amateur Orator Receives Unex
pected Answer to His Question. -
In the recent political campaign in
Baltimore the campaign was particu
larly hot in the Sixth Ward. In that
ward, though no longer a fashionable
section, there dwell many substantial
citizens, the younger members of
whose families may have married and
moved to more desirable sections of
the city, but the parents remain in the
old homestead. A mass meeting was
called In Market House Hall, in this
ward, and a special committee was ap
pointed to wait upon the oldest resi
dents and invite them to a place of
honor upon the platform, and to in
duce some of them to say a -word or
two as to the great blessings to be en
joyed under our form of government
most of which were ascribed to the
party holding the meeting, and ito give
a little advice to the younger men to
vote early, if not often.
The hall was crowded, and great en
thusiasm prevailed. The old citizens
of the ward were prominently in evi
dence and filled the platform. The old
est the wealthiest and. as it was
maintained by many, the meanest man
of the number, ivas a retired hog
drover and land owner. He was intro
duced with a jrreat flourish by the
chairman, bowed profoundly when the
applause had ceased, and said in brok
"My Fellow Citizens Sixty years
ago I came to dis country a poor poy
what am I now?"
In the pause that followed a deep
bass voice in the rear of the hall called
"A damned mean old hog!"
That closed the amateur oratory of
the evening, and the meeting broke up.
Polly at the 'Phone.
One "West Madison street druggist
lost a customer on Monday through
his fondness for pets, says the Chicago
News. He has a large green parrot
and the cage is hung near the tele
phone, with the result that Polly
has become quite proficient in "tele
phone talk" and furnishes much
amusement to the customers who have
the time to stop and listen.
On Monday a stylMdy dressed young
lady came rustling into the store and
asked permission to use the 'phone.
The druggist pointed to the rear of the
store and she started in that direction.
The store was rath-r dark, and when
she heard someone apparently talking
into the receiver she seated herself on
a chair to wait.
"Hello, central hello, hello yes,
give me four-double-eight express.
Yes, hello: who is that? Ofi. yes;
what, yes: hello. I say: no: I didn't get
that; is that so: well, goodby: ring off;
hello, central: heilo. hello: give me"
and so on. and so on through several
Then she rose and advanced with a
stately air to the clerk and asked if he
thought that "person" intended to use
the telephone all day.
"Why that's only the parrot he"
But the front do r had slammed be
fore he could finish his sentence.
Good Snake Shooting.
Snake shooting is a novel sport of re
cent introduction at Williamsport. Md.,
and which is becoming quite popular.
There are an unusual number of
snakes along the streams and in the
country herealKjut, and many of them
are copperheads, a poisonous reptile
and much feared. Rifles, as a rule,
are used by persons who indulge in
snake shooting. A favorite place for
the sport is along the Chesapeake and
Ohio Canal, where water and black
snakes and copperheads abound in
Within the past few weeks the rep
tile population along the canal has
been seriously depleted. A Hagers
ton man who spent his Sundays
shooting snakes killed over a hundred
in two days. In one day he shot with
a rifle thirty water snakes, besides a
number of others. "William Stake
killed a monster copperhead snake on
the towpath, just below town. It meas
ured four feet
Goldfish From City Waters.
Men from the Aquarium recently
dragged the pond at Fifty-ninth
street and the lake in Central Park,
New York, for gold fish and silver fish
and other small fishes wherewith to
stock some of the city's fountains and
for specimens for the Aquarium.
There were found many handsome
goldfish, some of them a foot in length.
The large fountain by the lake in Cen
tral Park, at the foot of the terrace,
was stocked with goldfish and silver
fish, as was also the basin of the foun
tain in City Hall Park, in which there
were also placed a number of white
perch and snnfish. At the request of
the Department of Highways there
were also stocked with goldfish the
two fountains in Broadway at Seventy-second
street. For the Aquarium
a number of roach and sunfish and
white and yellow perch were taken.
Japanese Copper Wire.
The Japanese are preparing to con
vert their copper ore into wire for do
mestic and foreign use. instead of ship
ping it out of the country as Before.
The Furakawa Smelting Works have
for some time employed electrolytic
refining, producing in the past year
8(50 tons, but they are now to be' en
larged to four times their present size,
and it is said that when the enlarge
ment is completed their output will so
far exceed the domestic demand as to
permit a considerable export As the
Government uses several hundred
tons of wire a year, it may be inferred
that the new works will have a large
Making Acetylene Gas.
Acetylene gas, as is generally known,
is produced by moistening calcium car
bide with water. Some idea of its ex
tensive use will be gathered when it
is learned that there is being erected
at Niagara Falls a plant for the manu
facture of calcium carbide, which will
have an output of one hundred tons
per day. Electrical energy, equivalent
to 2o.000 horse power, will be required
to operate it.
Remedv for Insect Bites.
Dr. Friedlander. of Wiesbaden, rec- I
ommends. galvanism to relieve the pain
and irritation and to reduce the swell
ing caused by the Wtes of insects. The
negative electrode is placed over the
sting. Medical Rerord.
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MURDER IN GERMAN ARMY
rTrivial Punisliment for Officers Who
Kill 3Ien for Discipline."
A. correspondent sent as the follow
ing translation from a German paper
of the recent billing of a sergeant by
his officer, Count Stolberg-Wernige-rode.
captain in the 15th Regiment of
Uhlans, in Saarbnrg. Alsace, who cnt
down Sergeant Steinbardt of his regi
ment. Steinhardt was quartermaster,
and was ordered ofi! to forage. The
soldiers engaged in cooking forgot, in
the sergeant's absence, to insert the
- rubber rings in the covers of the pots,
in consequence of which the food got
spoiled. Capt. Count Stolberg called
Steinhardt to account for this. The ser
geant excused himself from blame on
j the ground of his enforced absence.
Later on the captain renewed his re
'proaches. and told Steinhardt he was
the lowest cur and greatest blackguard
In the regiment. Steinhardt answered
that he did not think he deserved to be
called that. On this Count Stolberg
gave him a box on The ear that made
him reel over against the wagon. Stein
hardt said to two of his comrades:
'You saw how I was struck.' Count
Stolberg immediately drew his sword
and first gave Steinhardt a cut on the
leg and then a thrust on the left side
of the head. Steinhardt fell down un
conscious, t Another account adds how
Steinhardt. on first coming to, tried to
stop the blood with his handkerchief,
and to stand at 'attention till he fell
unconscious again ! He was taken to
Hagenau, where he died without recov
ering consciousness. The funeral took
place with full military honors, accord
ing to the 4B. 2NY (Badische Xachrich
ten). which demonstrates that Stein
hardt innocence is recognized officially.
The parish priest in his funeral oration
before the whole body of officers de
nounced the act perpetrated by Stol
berg as one of the most brutal violence.
The father (of the murdered man), him
self a veteran, wearing the medals for
the campaigns of 1S64. 1866 and 1S70
71, looked as if he would sink into
the grave of his son for sorrow and
pain. The son had supported the old
pensioner from his pay. Count Stolberc
has been arrested and taken to the mil
itary prison in Strasburg. It is said
that he has already killed an orderly
A year ago a Lieutenant von Bruse
witz, in Karlsruhe, pursued, cut down
and killed a civilian who had bumped
against his chair at a cafe. He was
sentenced to two years' simple impris
onment, of which the emperor remitted
It has been said recently that opals
were coming into fashion again, and
that in the opinion of leading jewelers
the old superstition that they bring
bad luck to their owners was dying
out. I have made inquiries among the
principal dealers in gems in this city,
says the New York correspondent of
the Boston Herald, and have not found
any substantial foundation for the
statement. A Maiden Lane jeweler
thought there might be something in
it. Holding up a beautiful specimen,
which hff admired greatly, he exclaim
ed: "I should like to see the lady who
would refuse to wear that opal be
cause of a fear that it would bring
'ill-luck. Twenty years ago I remem-
ber that I could not sell an opal at any
price, isow i sen one occasionally, l
have disposed of a dozen Mexican
opals within a year. One of the best
ones 1 ever had is now worn by one
of the greatest land owners in the
country. I don't care to mention her
name, but she lives in Texas and owns
many square miles of rich lands there,
and thousands of head of cattle. They
say she is worth $5,000,000 or $6,000,
000. She is one of my best customers
and I suppose she has more fine opals
than any other woman in this coun
try. Every time she closes a good deal
she adds one to her fine,stock of opals.
The old superstition does not trouble
her at all; on the contrary, she claims
that the opal is her lucky stone."
At a Broadway jewelers they say
the demand for opals is about the
same to-day as it was years ago; in
fact, the trade does not vary much in
volume from year to year. "We hive
some customers," said a salesman at
this house, "who have been collecting
these stones for a number of years.
One well known society woman in
New York, has an opal necklace, very
handsome pink and pearl stones, which
to my knowledge she has worn at
several swell functions, and I never
heard that any ill-luck had befallen
her. I know of men who wear opal
rings and cravat pins just because ot
the prevailing superstition that they
bring bad luck to the wearer; they pre
fer diamonds and can afford to wear
good ones, but instead display opals to
show their indifference to what they
call a silly superstition. Every mem
ber of the Thirteenth club wears one
or more opals, and there are some very
thrifty fellows among them."
How They Raise 3Ien in Georgia
During a recent visit to the Army
camp in Savannah General Joseph
Wheeler was entertained by a party
of Northern men at the De Soto, when,
in the good humor of after-dinner ci
gars, one of the men said laughingly:
"How is it, General, that the sleepy
farms of the South produce such whirl
wind fighters in such small packages?"
-Well, gentlemen," said the little
General, puffing at a large man's cigar,
"I believe I'll have to give yon the an
swer an old 'cracker' woman once gave
me when I asked her a similar ques
tion. Not many years ago I had occa
sion to make a saddle journey
through the pine barrens of Georgia,
where most everybody is a 'cracker7
and mighty shiftless. One day, how
ever, I rode into a little community
that showed such aigns of thrift as to
be quite out of keeping with the gen
eral character of the barrens, I do as
sure you, gentlemen. I rode up to a
cabin where a gaunt old woman stood
in the doorway and asked her who
owned these little farms that were so
"'That farm on the left belongs to
my son Jabez said she, 'and the next
one to my boy Zalixn, and the next to
my lad Jason, and the next is my boy
Potiphar's place, and '
" 'Hold on, sister said I 'How did
yon manage to raise such a fine lot of
boys way off here4n the woods J
" 'wai,- strange tae answered, J
am a widdy wouan aat jUI I akd to
raise 'm on was prajjir aai hickory,
but I raised 'em nwnl friWat.'
-Phlladelf bia fiatwday Post
OrigiHa! Xeoal Became Cond
by Gravity Into a Glob.
The cosmkal theory, which e37 v.
ed by scientists at the prenr
ubstannaJJy as follow, xiu- -
iginal nebulae in a vast spa- ,
be-aine condensed br rrarirT a "S?
janoa into a sei-gaoo "a- rj?T
f.IJd -rut to form tb- -
rijnui aa outer saees whk h vJ
thrown off from the seething it., V:
ire-ipiTat! ia tbe form of wu-,
lainm- inampe .inaasiites of ..
solution, these .olkls raffia- :, . ,
torn of the liquid rovnm: of iLp :
and thus ra ages efBmr a ; !
of primmonBal ro.-k. 7Bter,ial
burning, beared the weaker r.-
"",l --II IUIV rnDttlMlfMKS TO..
by the later actions of ibe wa', .
glaciers- Following tiiK ? an
able sequent, forms of Yeeta
which could eHnir to r-k an.i
thf'ir food from th air. srw -..
f ' At
iiarrru mnu icas crea?eo. ani
vectiible obj-ts rrew on? .
lower predecessors; aftwr wl.
higher vegetable life that f
and developed upoa tbe Bf- l
In England the M fr-i.s
stead is still tie pride ?!;.
" ' or
says the aanariaH. but Th
field. The English beds ar fh . .t
i dckis In the worki. A pwnl.ur.-v 0f
i tne irerman is its snortnt ..
! that it consists frequently in ja
j large down piilow or upper c
i wnicn spreaus over tne pern and
' usually answers the purpose of a'l the
other ordinary betfclotbiag rn. .-
' In the tropics men sleep in haii: a
I or upon mats or grass. Th Eu In-
dian unrolls his lisht. pona! ( har-
poy or mattress, wnich. in t:n early
morning, is again rolled tosT;.K' and
carried away by bim. The Japanese
lie upon matting, with a stiff ;T.m
fortable wooden neck rest. T' - f'hi
nese use low betlsteads often nlai- rte-
i y carved and supponlng only n:atsor
coverlids. The ancient Greek and
j Romans had their beds support en
frames, but not Sat. like our The
Egyptians had a oouch of piliar
shape, more like an old-fashionnl tasy
chair, witli hollow back and seat.
Tt is worth noting in recard o the
famous hemp produced exelusivfly M
the Philippines that the plant yIds
in fnti two qualities, with important
industrial or commercial adaptations
in each case. From the bast or nitrons
outer leaf, comes the coarse, strong
fibre.which is the best material up1
for sailcloths and cordage, it being
particularly recomended by the fact
that it is not easily rolled by salt wat
er. The fibre yielded by the inner stalks
is fine and weak, and from it arc
woven textile fabrics superior in soft
ness and lightness to those made of
the best Rusian hemp, these fabrics,
however, being seldom exported as
they are bought by Chinese merchants
at Manila for local consumption. It is
found that, under the best condit;"ns,
Manila hemp produces the very lar?e
quantity of 3.t)00 pounds of fibre to
the acre. and. thousrh between .VW).
000 and 6.000.000 bales have been ex
ported in the last ten years the indus
try is admitted to be still in its in
fancy. Origin of a Damage Suit
Mrs. Francois Fraciniques, a well to
do widow of New Orleans, who is
highly respected in the French quar
ter, was made the defendant in a stut
the like of which has never before
been recorded in a Louisiana coiirt.
She was sued by Baptiste Melun for
$2,500. that sum being claimed as
damages for a slap in the face dealt
petetioner by defendant during the
progress of a ball given by the "Or
pheon Francaise." Melun's petition
recites that while he was acting as
the chairman of the floor committee he
was set upon by Mrs. Franciniqties
and his face was violently slapped by
her without cause or provocation.
"The assault was made." reads the
petition, "in the presence of a large
number of persons, causing petitioner
great humiliation." He assesses the
humiliation at $2.JW0.
Mrs. Franciniqties stated that "he
slapped Melun because he laughed
when her daughter fell.
A Strange Collision.
A peculiar motor accident occurred
on St. Clair street at the corner of
Johns street in Glenville. O. George
Beall was a passenger on the Paines
ville car which passed about that time.
Tom Brooks, colored was standing be
side the track. As the car passed him,
Beall. in some unaccountable manner,
fell from the car, and the men collided
with great force.
Both men were rendered unconsc ions
by the blow, and when picked up they
were found to be seriously injured.
Two. of the ribs on Beall's right Ide
had been broken, he had received a.
gash in his face and internal injuries.
At the hospital it was stated that bis
back, had also been broken. Brooks
received gashes over the right eye and
on the right cheek, and his right
shoulder was dislocated.
A Mouse Hid In a Strawberry.
Capt. P. B. Thompson of Harrods
bnrg. Ky.. purchased two or three gal
lons of strawberries a short time ago
from a man from Garrard county.
They were berries, the smallest being
as large as a hen's eg?:. They were so
large that it was necessary to slice
them up before serving. When one of
the largest was cut open a full-grown
mouse- jumped ont. scaring ihe cook
until she almost fainted.
"Which do you love most your papa
or your mamma?"
TJttle Charlie T love Dana most
ni.n.i:n'n rv- tvkt. "Korlio I
lUUlUCl TUJ, wuwv.
am surprised at you.
I thought yon
loved me most
Charlie Can't help it. mamma;
men have to hold together.
'Brown's Original Wife.
Bnnen considers his wife the most
original women on earth, because,
when he proposed to her, instead of
saying, "This Is so sudden." she re
marked, "Well, Bill, I think it's about