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H . I THE BEE. tf?U BUSHED EVERY SATURDAY AT 1107 I STREET, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. 0. W. C. CHASE, Editor and Proprietor. C. C. STEWART, Bubiiicbb Manager. I III II . I M HI -II I Eutered at tho PoBtoffice at Washington", D. D., as Becond-olass matter. BUBScnmioN bltes ; 6 months - 18 " 1 " - iNinslo copies, - - - 100 50 20 5 ADVEBT1BIKO BATES: One inch, one month 'Ljj-col. pir I col. i inch one.year ( 'i-col. Pool. col. If M II $100 12 DO 20 00 10 00 10 00 25 00 85 00 75 00 both tie, fifteen votes were polled,the candidates voting for themselves In despair at having no chance himself, one member of the committee became vociferous in his demands thut t.hn rival candidates cut the proceedings short by flipping Up a cent. "This is given to tho World by Mr. Uamsdell's paper tus tt proceeding that may be re lied upon to give some idea of the methods of the colored voters of our free and enlightened republic." Mr. Kamsdell undoubtedly knows that the alleged proceedings are no more indi cations ol the impolicy of the Fif teenth Amendment than is the use of tissue ballots by his friends in South Carolina an engagement against a Re publican form of government Of the latter proceedings he has nothing to say out of the former, he is led by a hatred unknown to civilized and enlightened white men of Europe to sneer at a people for whose past degradation and ignorance he and his coadjutors are mainly to blame. The ignorance and degredation of the Negro in this country are the result of causes that are to be found in this land. The civilization and the religion of the United States have stood as a bar to the education and enlightenment of the Negro for more than two centuries. Men, like the editor of the Republic, with their demniac hatred should bear this in mind when they attempt to vitiate a people that are making every effort to rid themselves of the effects of the treatment accorded to them, until very recently, by American civilization. PRACTICAL LITERARY EFFORT WANTING. The New York Sun, of the 20th ult., We have received quite a number of. contuins ;m elaborately written article congratulatory letters and letters of: y one r rank llkeson, (apparently COLORED SOHnOTR OTT WARTT. tn rlmw fUm n BMArf!nti nf tho. 7 j sites and the erections of biddings. XIY. ' , Section 306 of the consolidated statutes ' ' "- ; of the District of polumbia, which is Important Correspondence the ( the codificatioji of the 18th section of Legal Rights of the Colored J the act of July 25, 1861, and act of Schools ably Discussed and July 23, 1806, says : "It shall be the Maintained. duty of the proper authorities of the The Bee gives the correspondence District to set apart each year from promised to complete its history of tne whole fund received from all the Public Colored Schools for school i sources by such authorities applicable vear 1874-75. to purposes of pablic education in Mr. 13 rooks reported as follows : the cities of Washington and George- 8pccial notices, 50 cente each. Ten lines constitute an inch. am communications pertaining to business muBt be &ddreed to the Business Manager "Matter for publication end on private business must be addressed to the Editor and Proprie tor. In conjunction with tho Bee, tho man a gers have established a News Bureau of tbe Colored Press. We are. prepared to furnish biographies, special correspondence and news items at a reasonable price. The object of tbe bureau iB to furnish oolored journals with spocial Washington letters when they have no special correspondents. We bare some of tho best writers in tho country connected with tho, bureau, which will enable UBto furnish truth- ful, picy and concise correspondence. Give the News Bureau a call. Why cannot Professor Greener appointed city postmaster? bo The Xew York Sun has the thanks of the Bee for a calendar for 1883. condemnation, many thanks. "We accept both with The bigest blunder of Garfield's administration was when Kamsdell of the Rcyniblican was appointed Register of "Wills. Ho is no friend to Presi dent Arthurs administration, hence he Ihe should be removed. Hon. J. J. Devavx will not consent to the scheme on foot to deprive the District of representation in the next 'Convention. . He is of the same opin ion we are, that the convention shall decide.on the number of delegates and not the committee. The greatest stumbling block to President Arthur's administration is Folger of the Treasury Department. He was the weakest man the Repub licans of Xew York could have noniL aiated for Governor, and he is the great est enemy to the negro in President Arthur's Cabinet. It is just about time that President Arthur should make some important colored appointments and not wait until are thinking, writing ami speaking, Ave arc afraid that he will be left. man of large observation, a The Bee enters into the new year n'n a prosperous condition. We tender our thanks to those who have sup ported us and spoke a kind word for the little busy Bee. Wc have outlived sthe expectations of the false profits, and shall, as it is predicted, make the Bee the leading journal controllel by colored men in the country. We have a mission to perforin, and when we shall have finished it, we hope to live and enjoy it, and that is the right of suf frage to one hundred and eighty thou sand people. COLORED NEWSPAPER MEN. The Christian Recorder think Dr. Blyden is not the right kind of chap. TheJteehas taken Dr. C. B. Purvis' head, and is now reaching for T.Thomas a forcible writer tho'an extremely malicious one) in which he severely arraigns the entire negro race of Beaufort, South Carolina rather St. Helena Island, comprising he says, 8,000 souls. The article in question is nearly two columns in length, and has undoubtedly reached a wide and extensive circula tion throhghout the country. It bris tles throughout with choice invective. I append a few extracts. "I have gath ered my information about these people, first, from the negorcs; second.from the white men who trade with them Re publicans, these; third from the Bour bon Democrats; fourth, from the Inde pendents. I have allowed for the pre judices of race and cast.and 1 have sunk my political belief and studied these people, honestly trying to understand the questions that arose before me. "These black people are without religion, and I greatly doubt if they have sufficient capacity to understand the principles that underlie the chris tian faith." "They have a blind trust in some higher power.'' He uinnilx' ulitiiiw! Vile e1iritlf1oto irwl envc- .TJillJJJ .J11J jO iJlO .TIIV.I Uilll 1 .7 lllll Oll.T ... . . "" ''I'h'p.Kft illlipke QrATTwTn" "In the Washington, D. C, July, 27, 1875. tom, such a proportionate parts ol all . sites tor coioreu scnooib. To the Board of Trustees of Public' moneys received or expended for school consolidated statutes ot fifihnnis in nnri fnr th 7ivw. nf Hn-1 or education nitrhORp. in srtid cities, ih- i refers to the purchase hi whin " ' cludintf the cost of sites, buildintrs, im-1 school-houses outside of, s ..iiivv-- ti - t I ' I I . -. . . - Gentlemen : Your Special Com-: provements, lurmture and books, and mittcc to whom was referred the in- all other expenditures on account of closed nrenmblc and resolution : - schools, as the colored children between "Whereas proper school Second School City for colored barrack Inula tiirthnr llua irf enhnnl miriiiMini! '"'l"V;l UUls 1U1 iltllUUi 1IUIIIV3W) thority to buy sites for colored schools. Where particular officers-of a mu nicipal corporation have the power to buy real estate for the uses of the mu nicipality, it must be by virtue of spe cial authority for that purpose. In my opinion, the power to purchase re of iiiisgioners In the papers me, the suggestion was made that the Trustees of Public Schools have the authority to purchase real estate as OUCblUii 6tV, the District, of sites for tnd not within, Washington and Georgetown. erary Society, an adjunct of the Ara phioh, gave a musical and literary en- LClUl"i-" v a.v Evening at is no appeal, except to the people w shall regard it as providential for n ,u cision that will set at rest thk m,0; Alusieal Fund Hall, which was a ilnan-; tion for all time and for every mrV cial success. C. A. Adger, director; our common country will he bet in Miss M. G$ Terming, pianist, assisted the end. by the following: E. A. Brown. Madam j Gentlemen,! think I make no mistake hen hich u -r - , i ., ... al estate, in the flame of tile District .bucy Anger, n. . Aiwouipu-, u. iou- m icaum mc & ot i,ne umes.w Columbia, is not vested in the Com- j mson, u. Li. xuoore, iuiss -lilt:, uo&ejr, j j. & uiu cuwi miemac nne w .. t i .!.. - r .r zrn-m i ii' fiT.iLr en nnrr n;i; pn!irnrpf lie .-v.- it in respect 10 scnooi sues, iuanu iiujutov , ,j . j. uui4ik " u. .. o num tne . -. I. t a- rrv - IT... C. li.r til-lirn I T-lrti-nl mfmnn rt r t a ft1ll l-r.iri.t- - which are reierreu to ine ionio lvl wwm vvawn. ju.-mui. w um. i uurara ci Children was made happy Christmas Dav by the managers providing them with a turkey dinner and gifts from a large Christmas tree. Tho inmates of the Cjlored Home were provided with a similar repast, minus the tree. j Rev. II. L. Phillips was presented on ! Christinas with a beautifullv executed Tfc is a oitostion howifar thenower to ! portrait of himself, the work of our : . ! purchase sites in the country has been , giiud young artiso. a. Ji. &teum. en- Amirt can privilege and citizenship is tjs. appearing. In some states it is scarcely perceptible. Eventually it must en tirely disappear. Otherwise it would keep arrayed all other classes of citi zens against one chiss. a practice which is manifestly unfair "and antagonistic to the principle of equality of which we boast, a class who, having hem for years deprived of the right guaranteed i JUL VHVJV mi m ... vaw . ---.r ' - J'-" if 3 I- w -.- w ..T .. , 1.14-4'Ivsx-. I.-ff Hfc imrfil-ttf...,. IV ii . 1 l---J.-l V.....U. lw.ii.n4fi.!. if f-!rw . IX ft ' 'nnnn CirT k- iT I all r H r riurc III IMCMI IJV LilU LUI in LI LI 1 1 ll II I ;in I ni there is not sufnrcnt and no ages ot six ana seventeen years, m exnaustcu. ,r.iu?, , ....y-ntl'rVrMl , n mrt tn thP , rp .I accommodation in the tno respeetive cities, benr to the whole power specinca ly given lo tne u a ?' ": r:: i T Trpimi Vol s, V .iZT. District of AVashington ""iiiUer of children white and colored, or J rusiees to purcnasw biiw, n . i.iuon m uic muu u. . ,,f ... , - V fi" rTO Vw 1UWI' children, and the rented Het ween the same ages, for the purpose scnoois in vasmngton ana vreorgt- unesmut huwu . .... .j ,,, IIIIV in" beintr totally unfit for oi estaniisuing ana sustaining puunc ton , u.uiuuuumi'Hs. T . x - - t , x.i:x . ! i scnoois in si fir.ins nir r.nn i".iiic;li.hmi hi hiv uusiuiciiu uuu muouvw uw vuo v.n.j wx. w. -... ..... -..... 1 rT-k r I- r.i rf Ahiiii I - rr-r- -. i.t . i ; snui ii vi uaivo cuiiuuij uciuic LIU1 law whereas, by act of Congress, the board of trustees are given the control of all the funds for the support of schools j for colored children; therefore, "Resolved, That a committee be ap pointed, to consist of two members of this board, and the Superintendent of colored schools of Washington and Georgetown, to consult with the honor able commissioners and make all ne cessary arrangements for tho. securing of a site and suitable plans for a school building to be erected in paid Second district, and report to this board at its next meeting" has to report that they submitted the same with a writ ten communication to the honorable commissioners of the District of Co lumbia, and that the papers were by them handed to Hon. E. L. Stanton, the attorney of the District of Colum bia, with the "inquiry as to whether they (the commissioners of the District of colored children" In his opinion, Mr. Stanton says: "the powers of the one board of trus tees of public schools are the same as respects both the schools for colored children and other public schools, and it seems to be admitted that the trus tees do not possess the power to pur chase sites for the latter in Washing ton and Georgetown. Your committee disagree in toto in this conclusion of Mr. Stanton, and unless the order of the commissioners consolidating the boards wiped from tho statue-book all laws enacted in reference to the public schools for colored children in the cities of Wash ington and Georgetown, there is a marked difference in the powers of this bard over white and colored schools of said cities. If Mr. Stanton is cor rect, then the order of consolidation greatlv iurreasns the powers oyer the of Columbia have the authority lo lulli- (white) scho K or it greatly buy sites for colored schools." That lessened those over the schools for ofiicer replies that "in mv Stanton's J ! colored children; for c-rtainly prior to opinion the power to purchase real ea- ,he "nl'-r tho i)cm'1 rj of the two boards tate in the District of Columbia is not widely differed; and your committee vested in the commissioners in respect : would rosppptfully call the board's at to school sites." Your committee j tention lo sections 303, 314, 315 and agree fully with Mr. Stanton that the j 6. nd in fact from sections 291 to commissioners have not the authority j 319 of the consolidated statues of the to buy real estate in the name of the ! Dictrk-t of Columbia, to show beyond District of Columbia for schools for " doubt the powers of this board in be colored children in the cities of Wash- half and over the colored schools in the ington and Georgetown. before-mentioned cities. The plain Mr. Stanton, in his opinion, also says: ! letter of the law shows it; contempor "'lhc suggestion was made that the ' aneous construction by all of tho de trustees of public schools have author-1 partments of the local government and itv to purchase real estate as sites for j thu numerous ollicial decisions of his colored schools," and quotes section I predecessors in ofliee show the powers 279,consolidated statutes of the District i of Ihe two former boards widely differ of Columbia, as "referring to sites out-' ed. And your committee cannot but side of and not within Washington and look upon this declaration of the law Georgetown. It is a question how far j officer "s fraught with great danger to the power to purchase sits in tho ! the further lawful exercise of the county has been exhausted. Nowhere, powers vested in the trustees by Con- however, is the power specifically given j gross for the protection ot the educa- Fortune's scalp, and wills him a con- The writer proceeds in this stern refer- away. "These blacks oughly dishonest, etc." stores the clerks cannot take their eyes on l heir darkey customers without some small article disappearing." "The ambition of the young black men who are playing at going to school is to become preachers or members of the Legislature, or clerks, or ore keepers. The little education they receive unfit them for field work." "To educate a negro is to spoil a plow hand,&c. "As house servants they are the most aggravating creatures "in existence. Th-y are slow, stupid and thievish, &c" This man goes on to say that in (his)my opinion the determining factor in the problem offered for solution by those Sea Island negroes is their morals. This is a delicate subject, but it must be understood so as to comprehend the difficulties that beset the advancement of this people. As I have said they are liars, thieves, cowards, and I now add that almost without an exception, the women of these islands who have necrro blood in their veins are prostitutes." to the board of trustees to purchase sites for schools in Washington and Georgetown. In my J his judgment the trustees do not possess that author ity." The section quoted (279 of the consolidated statutes of the District of Columbia) has no bearing, in the opin ion of your committee, on this ques- vMon: it refers, entirely to thu public tional interests of the colored children. Your committee do not agree with Mr. Stanton in his conclusion, and so far as the "intent, and meaning of the laws" are concerned can personally testify that the "power to purchase sites and erect buildings" was supposed by both Congress and the trustees to have b een givemor remedial legislation possess that authority. By law a cer tain proportion of all moneys received or expended for school or educational purposes in Washington and George ... . it. i ..r r i a :i-..no stitute me uruer ol uoou ouiuuumio. ,1. W. Page, C. H. Edwards, G. Boardly, A. F. Stevens, S. Coleman and W. Warrick leave Tuesdav to attend a PRESS SIFTIXtiS. town is set apart for the purpose of t reception of the Ugly Club at Newport, j i .t t t - . t a. ? t.1?.. ! i nni- tt..t l Something in tlie Bed. establishing and sustaining public schools for the education ot colored children. This fund for the mainte- j nance of colored schools cannot be di verted. But the power to dispose of i i fund of money for certain purposes j does not necessarily imply the power to purchase real estate. The power of the one board of trustees of public schools which now exist is th& same as respects both these schools for colored children and other public schools, and it seems to be admitted that the trus tees do not possess the power to pur chase sites for the latter in "Washing ton and Georgetown. The special grant of power which j only can authorize any ofiicer of the District to bind the District by a con tract for the purchase of real estate for i school sites in Washington and George town is not conferred by law upon either the commissioners of the Dis trict or the trustees of public schools. Very respectfully, EdwinL. Stanton, Attorney, 1). ('. OJ3SEKVEK. THE COLOKE D LINE. OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER. Meeting of the Git and Lodge Liteuaiiy Gatherings, Socials News, Etc. Philadelphia, Jan. &, 18S3. We extend to the editor of the Bee and to its readers a happy new year, and we trust that this year mav be an eventful one of success, that its useful ness may be extended, that its circula tion may be increased, that it may be one of the principal organs of our race at the National Capitol, that it may al ways have its hive full of honev for its friends, and that its sting may ever remain terrible to its foes, is the wish of your correspondent. To the readers of the Bee we sav that the Bee is a potent agent in the jour- riJOKES.-OR .1. M. OKEGOUY S SPEECH DELIVERED AT TIH3 DOUGLASS UANQUET. In responding to the sontiment, "The Color Line," I do so, the more willingly because I stand in the pres ence of him, our honored guest, a man who has done more by his pen, on the rostrum, by his character, by his whole eventful life, to eradicate this selfsame evil, than any one of whom our history i speaks. ! ... ...... ... laciuis in his Agncoia uses this characteristic expression, "Properium humani ingenia est odissc quem laejeris'' it is a principle of human nature to hate those whom we have injured. The trouble of this sentiment is strikingly illustrated in the history of slavery. And. indeed, wherever among a people we find a dominant class and a subject class, we will al ways find caste and prejudice, the off springs of slavery. The color line w.is drawn when the. neogro was made a slave in this coun try." But prejudice exists against him, not on account of color, but by reason . f previous condition; his color serving to indicate his identity with a race held as bondsmen, whose emancipation dates back but a few years. The prejudice of which we speak is purely American. Colored men travelling in other coun tries have not found color a mark of degredation. If they are reminded of their color-at all. it is by Americans ihcy meet who are not magnanimous enough to treat the negro courteously, even on foreign soil where race preju dice is not tolerated. If we understand the natnre of slavery, it was natural, we say. for the master, after emancipation, to hate the Ereedman whom he had so griev ously wronged, and to seek to retard his progress in every possible way. The deprivations and sufferings of the srSMsrs itrx bskmkims SsS: 5&S Wellington and Georgetown. As the herewith submitted strikes at the very ; ,",, ZV,;" V V Vi i iiT r ", iio , I ' V ? legal successors to the late board of ! existence of tho schools for colored hw i,?i. J!p J- r 'r noVJe.cte trustees of colored schools of Washing- children. If, as he says, the board has uujlu, ii " v" r T r"f Slu, gities Public inns ton and Georgetown this board has the no greater power under the laws whi e H lkT onthTZ t T right to purchase sites for these schools I acting as trustees of schools for colored " li1? ltL1Q J?ttleS "f the P1?11 aJe comPelIe(M ru e .. i a r- -. mil ii-iiii ii .- nitit . - ij ii-i - ww r-r v-w im v r ......... w., .......vu wt U"V Willi.. -- " .".. ... with the funds placed by law to their credit and under their sole control. Section 20D, consolidated statutes of the District of Columbia, saTs: "The ooam ot trustees of schools for colored children than it has for other public schools, then it has not the sole control of the funds for the support of the former, and the funds cannot be placed to its credit and in the hands of the children shall have sole control of thc.j Comptroller, acting as the treasurer of lunu arising under the provisions ol ttie pu one colored schools. The board section 306, as well as from contribu lions by persons disposed to aid in the education of the colored race, or from any other sources," and section 310 says "it is made the duty of the trus- cannot establish and sustain as many schools as in its opinion will best ac commodate the colored children in the various portions of these two cities. on by a hard struggle, through many tees to provide suitable rooms and i trials and tribulation.it is certainlypain- ring to the filthy condition" of these people, in language unfit for publica tion, and yet one or the most influential metropolitan journals scatter it broad cast. This wholesale libel hurled against thousands of a race ought not stand unanswered or unrefuted. Can not a leading spirit of some one of the many choice negro societies with which this city is infested: The "Mon day and Tuesday Night Literary," the "Chatampia Circle," the"Mind Reading Society," the "Artist, Science and As tronomical Association," the "ex-Lotus Club," the "MountNebo Grand Tab ernacle of Ancient United Order of Brothers andSisters.Soxs andDaughters of Moses of the United States of America and the World at Larg.' b? voted competent to answer this scur rilous article, and thus renel as far as "And there are people who can't see possible such unchristian attacks upon that the fifteenth amendment was a I a harmless and unfortunate people? premature offspring ' Hcrp'-S ;i chance for the literary man m, , , ., ,,. i or woman of this race to immortalize xiic- .luuvuis iroui Ln Jtejmuiic, a weekly paper published in this city bv sumato liar. Mr. Fortune in his paper, une uiouc, nasa poor opinion of Greener, and expresses it that Holland is de cidedly weak.- Wheeling Times. Dr. Blyden is a fraud, when he at tempts to introduce his African theory in America. C. B. Purvis deserved just what the Bee gives him and should be removed immediately by President Ar thur. The editor of the Globe proved himself to be a liar by his own incon- sistanceis. The Globe's opinion of Greener and Holland is of little conse quence, since it has shown its incapa bility to judge judiciously men and things. RAMSDELL AND THE NEGRO. teachers for such a number of schools in Washington and Georgetown as in their opinion will best a-commodate the colored children in the tions of said cities." Secti says: "The board of trustees of schools for colored children shall possess all the powers, exercise the same functions, and have the same supervision over the schools provided for in this chapter for the education of colored children in Washington and Georgetown as are exercised over the public schools in said cities, by the trustees thereof, by virtue of the laws and ordinances in force in said cities rcspectivelv." (Vmirress J,v the act of July 28. 1866, fully recog-J nizen the power of tho board to hofd i Mr. Kamsdell, register of wills. This gentleman, judging from the flings and fires of his paper, aimed at the negio, is full of a hatred of our people that has no substantial reason for its basis. It is a hatred rooted in mean ness, littleness of soul, and the nar rowest prejudice. He sees no good in the Negro, and feels that slavery is the best condition for the black man. He, however, holds an office to which he was appointed by a President, who without the despised-Negro's vote,, would never have reached the White House. L. W. Kamsdell, register of wills, is a result of the Fifteenth Amendment in a measure, and it would himself or herself, gauge? Who'll tike up the J. MUSICAL AND DBAMATIC. Salvini, the Italian tragedian will be at the National next week. Miss Annie Smith is vine of the most refined singers in the Asbury choir. The Israel Bethel choir under its new leadership produces good music. Miss Amelia E. Tilghman is highly thought of as a vocal abroad, not withstanding the prejudices of her traducers. It is rumored that Messrs. Benjamin and Hall will retire from the stage. They should wait to get. there before retiring. Both gentlemen will make their mark. The editor of the Bee is a dramatist, seem that decencey done would prevent , f.ol.itilianJ.d JaJk all professions. ,. , f . . ... . It is about time for him to make an- ouucia Aiuiu mm aiUKJ JUCilUb wmen fun1. ,il, ; t,;,, ii,j : aided his elevation. -Pizons." Washington Correspondent The above excerpt is the conclusion of the Oakland Times. He has re of a paragraph detailing th ? proceed- tired( ?) from the stage. Dramatic incrs of the Colored Ilenublican Execu-1 editor. ful to those for whose protection they were enatcd to see these just laws so interpreted as to virtually repeal them, various por- j and a dangerous line of precedents es Section 311 I lablishcd, which in the hands of less frond ly authorities, must succeed in breaking them up. Your committee in concluding this report, respectfully submits: 1. That under the laws of Congress there is ample authority for the board of trustees to buy land and build school houses for the colored children in the cities ol "Washington and Georgetown, with the funds set apart by law for es tablishing and maintaining schools for colored children in said cities. 2. No oth'T body luis the nower to . iji . . . . . . .. real estate ny directing the coninns-. expend this Hind, or m any way con sioner of public buildings "to grant and i trol it, and it is the duty of the au eonvey to the trustees of colored schools ' thorities to pay over to the treasury of for the cities of Washington and this Board all amounts due to this fund, Georgetown, for the sole use of schools and it is unlawful to retain it in the for colored children in said District of treasury of the District of Columbia Columbia, all right, title and interest of . credited to this fund and under the the United States in and to lots num- control of others not given the power bered 1, 2 and 18. in square No. 985, in j of control bv law. said city of Washington." , 3. The order of the Commissioners No land or buildings were ever con-' abolishing tho office of treasurer of veyed by the United States to the trus-1 the Utnm of Trustees of Colored tees of the public (white.) schools, but i Schools, and transferring the duties to always to the authorities of the two ' tne Comptroller of the District of cities for the use of the schools. The ' Columbia, in no manner repealed the whole legislation of Congress from Jaws defining the duties of such tre.'is- 1S62 to 1873, relative to tho colored urer' aml lfc is nis duty to request pay schools in the cities of Washington lnent 'm ehalf or the Board and m and Georgetown, shows plainly "that obedience to law of all amounts due the leading purpose of that body was ' tnis fun(1 fr'),n tne District of Colum- to renqer tne trustees independent of oia- local interference; so they were given i 4. That while we have every confi different and greater powers than either ! dence in the friendly disposition of the of the two other boards of trustees of ' present authorities, it is clearly to the public schools in the two cities; and this j interest of the colored schools and board, to-day, (as the legal successor to people here, while separate schools aro the late board of trustees of public I maintained and based upon color, to schools for colored children in the cities l,rSc ;i strict compliance with the present laws ot Congress on that sub ject. Neither equity nor justice will law than it has now or ever had over Jlv;ui a weak minority when the neces- and in theinterest of the public (white) t sitics ot the majority would seem to schools within the limits of the two l demand a sacrifice on the part of the cities. To the local corporate au- minority, and past experience teaches thorities alone was there given the ' tnat tne uesfc protection the colored power to establish the number and grade' schools can have is the provision of The past week has been an eventful one. The union of the two grand Ma sonic bodies call forth more than a pars ing notice. These bodies have been separated more than a quarter of a century, but to-day the cement of brotherly love has been spread amid armrufo v . i.u WUIHUIV IJ- are provided for them on steamboats. They are refused admission to theatres and other places of amusement, unless they take seats in the corner designated for them. Colored children are the only ones of our composite nationality against whom discrimination is made the joy and happiness of both old and in the public schools; for separate young Masons in and out of the State, There were present at the convention 250 delegates, representing 69 lodges. Among this number could be seen the venerable bishop of the M. E. Church. lit. Itev. J. B Campbell, Jonathan Mil- J ler, .i. jj. ivelJy, Charles Edward Ber- lasqui, Harry Gilbert, Sr., Charles D. heard upon some of these questions, Brown, Moses Wheeler, George ltoper I and in several well-defined cases has and James Bobinson. Hans Shadd be-! declared in no ambiguous lnnfmnn-o I.. ... .. o e" schools cannot properly be called pub lic scnoois. To guard against these very evils the amendments were made to the Constitution and the civil rights bill was passed. The voice of the Supreme Court of the United States has been ing unexpectedly called awav. W. II. Miller was made president, with J. D. Kelley ;is secretary. The report of the committee from both grand lodges was accepted, and the constitution for the new Grand Lodge adopted. The fol lowing officers wre elected: W. H. Miller, Grand Master; Jonathan Miller, Deputy Grand Master;.!. D. Allen, s! G. W.: Thomas P. Weaver, J. G. W.; T. F. Young, Grand Treasurer; W. S. Mower, Grand Secretary. The M. W that the design of the amendments is to place colored men in the enjoyment of all the rights, political and civil, en joyed by white men, that the law for tne blacks is the same as the law for the whites, and that it prohibits any discrimination based on color or pre vious condition. The Judges of the Supreme Court now have under consideration four eases.a decision of which will no doubt settle for all time several disnnfpri f l r i .. -.- ... .... 1 inauu ajoujic. oi ivw i miosuon.s. rnese casps aro PTf..?.iii-i. ersey, visited the convention durinir ! important, as thev will in effpnh ,Wt,i I , - VV.1..W . its session. Brief addresses were made iy Grand Master J. L. Merrit, Deputv vTiuim juiisicr a. l. Stevens, and bv the Grand Secretary, C. N. Robinson, com- of Washington and Georgetown,) has greater ana very umerent powers bv plimenting them upon their good work, notwithstanding the efforts made by Grand Master James L. Trcedham and F. "Wood to prevent the same. The Grand Lodge of New Jersey held its communication on Tuesday and Wednesday, electing the following offi cers for the ensuing Masonic vear Paul Hammond, M. W.G. M.jFrpeman Gould, D. G. M.; George Bailev, G. S. W.; A. C. Brown, G. J. W.; J. F. Der- ncKson, G. T.; C. X Robinson, G. S. The following appointments were then made: J. Sutton, Grand Secretary, F Farnham, deputy first district: F. Chap man, deputy second district; Clark Lav ton, deputy third district. The A.mphion's concert on Wednes day evening was the finest musirai treat that Philadelphians have had for Judge Pitman has a habit ot slij). pidg his watch under his pillow when he goes to bed. One night somehow it slipped down, and as the Judgp w;us restless it worked its w.ay down toward the foot of the bed. After a bit, while he was lying awake, his foot touched it; it felt very cold. He was surpri.sfl, scared, and jumping from the bed h said: "My gracious, Maria, there's a toad or something under the covers. I touched it with my foot." Mrs. Pitman gave a loud scream and was on the floor in an instant, "Now don't go hollerikg and waking up the neighbors," said the Judge. "You get a broom or something ,md we'll fix the thing mighty quirk." Mrs. Pitman got the broom andgavp it to the Judge with the remark that she felt as though snakes were creep ing up and down her legs and hack. "Oh nonsense, Maria! Now, turn down the covers slowly while I hold the broom and bang it. Put a bucket of water alongside of the bed so that we can shove it in and drown it. Mrs. Pitman fixed the bucket, and gently removed the covers. The Judge held the broom uplifted, and as the black ribbon of the silver watch was revealed he cracked away at it three or four tiiues with the broom, then he pushed the thing off into th bucket. Then they took the light to investigate the matter. When tlu Judge saw what it was he said: "I might have known; it's just like you women to go screeching and fu sing about nothing. It's utterly ruined." "It was you that made the fusr, not me," said Mrs. Pitman. "You needn't try to put the blame on me." Then the Judge turned in and growled at Maria until he fell asleep. Farmer and Manufaaturer. "Am Brudder Stepoff Johnson in d hall dis eavin' ?" asked the Preside nt, as he arose and looked up and dwn flip rusle5 "Yes, sah." "Den he will please step to tho front." Brother Johnson appeared tn labor under the impression that a medal was about to bo presented him forha ing the longest heels of any eulmvl man in America, and his face wore a broad grin as he stood at th" desk. "Stephen Johnson," said Brother Gardner in his most solemn tonts"I was in de back room of a grocery on Beaubien street de odder night to bar gain for ten bushels of 'taters an' heard your voice as you cum in to order fo' pounds of buckwheat flour, and to remark dat your ole woman was ravin' crazy wid de toofache." "Yes, sah, dat was me." "De ole man Climaxsoondranpedin. an' it wasn't five minits befo' you had a hot dispute 'bout de aige of de airth." "He (loan know nullin' sah." "You called him a fool." An' he called me a liar." "You said he was a bigot." "An he said I was a humbug." I heard it all Bruddec Johnson, and now I want to talk to von a little. In the fust place, what do you know 'Unit de aige of de world T "I I well, sah, what does de old man Climax know 'bout it?" "Dat's it what do either of you know 'bout it? Nuffin' nullin 'tall. Dat's whar de trubble coins in. Two men will dispute harder ober whatdey doan know dan ober solemn facto. De worst enemy I eber had was a man won Inn t we doan' up for m who got mad at me becase I believe in ghosts. What know we often trv to make tne constitutionality of the civil rights bill. The first. jisp it thnt of !, tt.,: ted States against one Stanley, of Kan- nieDt. What we lark m argrj sas, for refusing to admit a colored ment 'e tTJ toake U fuJ "I1"! "'' I man into an inn, the second acuins ; Vlfsr t0 cal1 a man a f Nichols, of Western Missouri for u gF0 J l "presto convince similar cause; the third against Rvan ,hl?(!!,thei!m m wron&-. W f of California, for refusing? to admit a I f fer- ? ?UI an oM mana!'ar "J colored man to the parquetteof a thea- to wmk at a young man S W,fC t.rp nri tho lnef .n..,;if tt m i me say to you I middle TennesseeXrehSg acoi-L "That yU l?? -" " ored person from the lirst-class cars of ' heHfc Inay' arter all' be wrong- , ,r a railroad train. i "De man who draps arpyinent fur Solicitor General Phillips presented - epit;h.et ha no uase;". , r mm these cases, contending that The civB T-m y-d? T'lTl rights bill being in harmony with the Yho a,Jmit eir ,noranoe of wbat"Ir spirit and purpose of the amendments aoa"kIUUV- ., ki . it is constitutional in the featun??ut. buse ? .s.llen,ce a man' mitted to the Court; that if it were de- ! w' COTVe hum clared unconstitutional, it would be a i ,?fc T 0nly c!e D,Sot.who PI?,cUh,in matter of surprise and regret inasmuch : L hlS C1ft-ir,on opmyuns. as the statute has been framed and Itam only tlc Wh P S passed upon by some of the ablest con-, .rshuns ani true becase he Stihit.inn:il ljtwvorc fhf Mrn ... ( eim I 's' uiu wut Pill m positive law. tive Committee of New York county In "Washington there are private relative to naming a colored man for musical clubs, dramatic side shows, dpputy sheriff. "We are informed in i Tuesdav nirfit literary clab. the Saur- this paragraph, that at the "first vote, day night society, and Monday night seventeen ballots were cast bv the , club. The onlv one that nmnnnts tn (thirteen members of the committee present. After two more ballotings, anything is the Bethel Literary, it is pro bono publico. ui sunoois, pay or icacners, tne pur chase of sitos, erection of buildings, ' and the control of the school fun I. These corporate powers were given ! the board of trustees for schools for j colored children in the cities of Wash- I ington and Georgetown, and the at-.! tention of the board is respectfully r the Commissioners of the District called to the provisions of the act ofi of Columbia: Congress of July 23, 1866, which was j Sin: I return herewith the papers passed at the solicitation of the board J relating,to the inquiry recently made of trustees, the two cities having so of me by you, as to whether the Corn construed the act of July 25, 1864, as , missioners of the District have the au- Respeotfullv, John II. Brooks, IIenky Johnson Geo. F. T. Cook' the Attorney of the ) 5 "T... r..,i,i T,oT,pn vnil Hint' . J J."" ' -"' bci uiu an m uongress. The colored neonle .in xmmuei muuusw, ;- , me .voice, and each strived to excel undalaSUllgdebtofStoM?,1,B, toyerbench an' s.ofc (1?hV themselves. When all did so well it is Phillips for theablo and ?p"t . , 8tov sot- m' de nex tnnc -vou hard to particularize J. H. Clifton iM1 hW? tl vou rendered m a very nleasinn- mnnnpr ft ;i r ., l0 world am fiftv millvon y'ars old you Office or District of Columbia. July 20, 1875. ery nleasinf? mnnnpr "To Br TP:ir Thno." f;c A . c. i,' i sang with bird-like sweetness, "TJno Voco Toco;" the Misses Cassey and Gilbert showed great artistic skill in their rendition of. piano solos; Mr. F Jones rendered a very difficult violin solo, for which he was enored. This association, comprises the elite of our musical society. I have not the space r T "' C' S- A(,ger' L- x- Bed g" ' S- BMvar, A. T. and J. E. ? i u' jf -j8". E. A. Bonchet, J. r Seth, h. C. Howard, M. D.; W. W. Still and J. S. and J. II. Williams. The Quaker City Social met on Sat urday evening, and each ladv was pre sented with a Christmas card by each tjcxiLiciiirtu present. The Young People's Musical and Lit found it conveentSaave ?ick .V WnhS it wouS S nnt.fhnnn-f if ni,-f:.. ..i. .. e honiewidderefleckshundatitwoM"" selves about the rights of colored men. I The decision of the cases in question will certainly have imnortanf. hpnrm. establish de facks in de case if ' an. him war' to gouge an' bite an K ich . rIiwill loJr. wion'f it rnd of SMNU14 uiiiii uiii linn l tfehJU uiv -- left in Gardnerville Press. DttroU Free e nnDortant be.irincr upon a kindred matter in which we are all alike interested. I refnr tn thn .i line in the public schools. Doubtless I ne was a pretty close man, without you are all aware that there is now doubt. At breakfast he cut an egg '.r1 "s 'lortJ if e courts ot the dis- two and cave the new hired wm - f adverse decision in the lower rnrf the case wiU be carried to the Supreme Court of the ITnitied States. Tf fK I ,.!-.. -1 - '11 ... . .. ""V . UIU1C OIlrtUUlSJ auiiuui aiunonues shall force ushpfnrn a wu :rc0ip" Tha man - . t.hiv: t.rilmnol -r-nnm ...u...... ji. . ,. I . r .-. . -t..,l.iet , v.t AiUlu WilU3t. uecision mere is still alive. Hauey s jaw- course I do," said the man. 1W u stared blankly at him a moment, then pushing the half e a"ftV table snappishly cried: "take it. j a,i v;n -riP" Tho man ate it ."