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u II JJHti ' Is I SI I ; ' I t THE BEE. PUBLISHED-EVEBY SATURDAY AT 11K I STREET, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. W. 0. CHASE, Editor and Proprietor. 0. 0. STEWART, BuBineBB Manager. Eutered at tbo Poatoffice at Washington, D. D., as Eeoond-ola&8 matter. BUBSCBIPTION BATES ; 6 months 8 1 - Single copies, - 100 50 - 20 5 ADVEETIBIKa ILATB8 : One inch, one month jf $1 00 12 00 20 00 40 00 10 00 25 00 85 00 75 00 14-001. &coL '1 coi. BIX t I 1 inch one year 5col. Yi-cqL ". u I COL Special noticeB, 50 cents each. Ten linos constitute an inch. 1- n 1 mi ..1 1.1 ii 11 - - 11 ' . An AMO&ramoatxoBB prt&iBig to Msinea et be ftddieesed to the Buemess Manager dfatter for publication and on prirato basineos jauHrt be addressed to the Editor and Proprie tor. In conjunction with the Bee, the mana gers havo established a News Bureau of the Colored Press. We are prepared to furnish biographies, special correspondence and news items at a reasonable price. The object of the bureau is to furnish colored journals trim epeeial Washington letters when tbey have no special correspondents. We have soma of the best writers in the country connected with the bureau, which will enable us to furnish truth ful, spicy and concise correBpondoace. Give the News Bureau a calL "We have not time to take up peoples fights. other The interview of a prominent South ern 'Republican who is in this city on a visit should be read. At the committee meeting last Mon day Hon. John F. Cook spoke out in a "bold manner. That is the way to talk .Mr. Cook, and we are with you every time. The only thing that will promote the Bethel Literary Association is the removal of Robert J. Smith, its Eng lish president. He is too obnoxious to tliis community. The national convention will be held in this city. The committee would have removed it, but owing to the great( ?) speeches made in opposition thereto the committee has decided not to recede from its first call. Dick Greener the the great man? who is too cowardly to fight went to have us discharged. We shall say more about it in the future, which no doubt will be intresting. This is the Bee a Republican journal. Don't forget what we have said. Greener asked for our discharge. St. Elizebeth is waiting for this crank. We understand that Dr. C. B.Purvis, Prof. R. T. Greener, James Henry Smith, Esq., and Mr. Henry Johnson, are candidates for the vacancy on the school board, after July 1. We ar? frank to say, that if the people inter ested, are consulted, Messrs. Smith or Johnson will be appointed. The ap pointment of either Smith or Johnson, will be a guarantee that the interests of the colored schools will not suffer. Mr. Welborn of Mississippi in his speech at the Timm's Hall meeting Monday night, "said that, the colored people of Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvaniaj $Tew York and in the other northern states where they now had the honor pf holding the balance of power, should be consulted about- when and where a convention should be held, and not the South where very truly the votes of colored men were, but their votes, said he, cannot be counted as they are voted, because the Democ racy have charge of the returns." We find "much force in what Mr. Welborn bo well said. He being a represen tative man. his words count for some thing. What he says is worthy of consideration by our thinking men. A SUM TOTAL FAILURE. The meeting called by one person, through the names of certain Southern representative gentlemen, "exiles'1 and nondescripts residing in this city, turned out to bo a gross failure, a purely lamentable failure. The meet ing at Timm's Hall last Monday night, with a half dozen exceptions, did not contain a single representative South ern man, neither were those present, whose names were tied to the call. The meeting was made cold and damp from the moment that Mr. Watkins, of Alabama, arose and said that if it was the purpose of the meeting to offer an insult, or an indignity to the Hon. Fred. Douglass, then he for one would not be a partner in any such scheme that remark fixed the meeting The real, resolute, earnest men that were pressnt, could plainly see that the sole, and only object, was to bolster tip one man against a tidal wave that recently set in against him. The meeting was presided over by a truly good and deserving man, managed by Mr. Greener, and finally controlled in voice and gas by department clerks and messengers, whose principal duties here is to remain in a public building during office hours, and play the dude and society gentleman, thereafter. Take the meeting as a whole, what does it amount to outside of the chair- man. Name a man who fought the late call for a convention, that was issued by Mr. Frederick Douglass, Mr. Milton M. Holland, Mr. Solomon G. Brown and others, who is really a representa tive man in the South. One of our exchanges says that they do not wish that people unacquainted with the facts, shall think for a moment that those clerks, messengers and what notfjmeaning to cU a fSectiB upon the in th government employ atT thI signers If thllcall for a national con Capital, shall be considered as reprevention owing to 'te factthat there sentatives. On the other anajjnanyj,beingiiia suffrage iS-the District, none of them were sent here in order to get of the signers, save three, are voters rid of them in. the-States they come, from. What is the reason that seven of the signers for the call did not put in their appearrnce? Mr. Menard took occasion to speak snetringly of the signers to the call for a convention, that they had no vote, etc. Mr. Me- nard, yes, but each one of them has a nome, ana nearly all of them have raised up families, and so live, and so dct, that they are at least honored andA prived of their ballots by 'brute polit respebted where they are.best Tinowiu'1 force, am? they desired to get this we will institute this much of a com- parison, that each man on that original call is well able to stand on his merits andthave done something. to show-Seal interest in me weirare of the race.'- The cut and dried resolutions were all fixed up, and the State of Ohio' was J.J -.,., . called into use through Mr. Warino- and he took charge of the floor asleader' of the "gaggers," and went so far as to assume the airs of a chairman of a congressional committee, demanding the previous question, and thus cut off debate, for he, and those, who urged ' him on, knew that it would have been a dangerous thing for them to have allowed the discussion. The sum and grand total of the meeting was to get a lot of stuff off in the Associated Press, saying in so many words that Mr. Douglass and his call uures MnonS a great many that are was repudiated, and that the course of ' fl mL Dsting to fair T5 - x , . minded men. There is no doubt that Prof. Greener was sustained, all of , the work in the main is a commenda which we take the personal respomi- We addition to the literature that be bility as editor of this journal to say is ' longs specifically to our race, and for as far from being the truth as was that S130?,1 if l"?r nourotl10r' de ,. ,? L , , some consideration. We do not think gang meeting last Monday night ( that Mr. Williams as a historian can, anything but a gathering, more or less ! or will ever be compared to Gibbon, of a lot of strikers and meddlesome tely, or Bancroft, as far as accuracy jacks, whodont represent anything in of st5em?nfc, is concerned. Still let .Kio w -4. v, 4.x. lls strive to be charitable. particular, unless it be their own per- A f ervent imagination, or exuberant sons twice a month at the pay office. ( fancy, if followed without check, will We dismiss the bogus concern of Mon-, sometimes lead the strongest minds a day night with this admonition that Sod wa from the confines of truth gentlemen who are truly represents !!?? J"81?? f ,d S.h?.uM make thV- f. 0 ., ,,. L culous, deluded victim, more a subject tive Southern Republicans, will be j of pity and commiseration than indig careful in the future how thev allow nant blame. We can assure tho Bp.p.. their names to bo attached to docu ments that are presented for their ap proval. We dont expect much from those boys and half grown men, who figured so conspicuously at the meeting, they have neither brains nor a vote. STRIKING AT MAHONE. Our Democratic neighbor, the Pout, never fails in its daily walks to call on Senator Mahone. A day or so since the Post said: ' The most discouraging feature of the coalition movement is the utter in ability of its organs in Washington and Richmond to convince the Repub lican press and people of the Xorth tnat juanoneism does not include re pudiation, in addition to Hubbellism and all the repulsive qualities of Stal wartism." Yes, but the coalition in Virginia has resulted in giving full ballot and a fair count; made all men respect the law. It has made a living reality of the promises that were heretofore nothing but glittering generalities. Again, the same organ says : Was not that a pertinent question ? The Republican party has indorsed Mahoneism, so far as the action of the Republican Senators can bn hpld in have committed the party. There are, however, a good many Republican papers and a few million Republican voters wno ao not indorse Mahoneism. It was to this particular phase of the situation that The Post desired to call attention in quoting from the Graphic. To the colored voters of Virginia all such racket as the above will amount to nought. They mean to stand by the coalition movement, Gen. Mahone and all, because through them they have been made men and equals before the law. All the power of persuasion that tho entire Republican party and the press of the North might bring to bear would not change this determina tion on the part of the colored people to remain true and steadfast to their faithful friends, the Readjustee. The Northern Republicans deserted the colored man under the Hayes regime, and told him to root, hog, or die, and he is doing that very thing; or, in the language of Mr. President naves, the colored man South, especially in Vir ginia, is making the best terms he can with those that his lot and futiiro is cast with. And again the Post says: Mr. Mahone, in his official capacity of grand commander of the Norfolk navy yard, will be represented by proxy at the great naval review. Well, suppose he is; he is not the first Virginia Senator that did it. We per sonally know that Mr. Mason did just what is charged to Senator Mahone, J and so lonn- as the work is rfnnp. right and proper, why not his follow ers and the friends to the cause be there rather than those that would 0 1.W...U . aim oacii tne tiue t Tins is a new . day in Virginia and we again beg our. people to stand firmly by the General and the movement that has thus far done something substantial for them. All this stuff about repudiation is i bosh and humbug. Virginia is doing as much debt-paying as the other States are compelled to do, North and South. ABOMBASTES FURISO. One of the speakers last Monday evening at the False Alarm Meeting in Timm's Hall, said "We leant the voice of our leaders who can vote,'" and they in their respective states. We want to ask how illtich at present, does the colored vote in Mississippi and : South Carolina amount to? The cry that comes up fromf these two States, is for protection in our exef clsev o citizenship, the Blgnei's to the call rec- ' ognfeed this as one of the main springs jor calling a National . Convention, their bretheren in the Soifth are de- ana ther matters before the Ndrth' before another Presidential election, by andtiirough a National assemblage f representative colored men, and 1..-.1- W x, . .. just 51s $ P surethere is to, boa to-mor- row, such a convention Iwill b held.' such a convention Iwill btf The colored people 6f4his country have too much confidence in Frederick1 Douglass to ignore any request he wou ld make of them- "" THE WASHINGTON BEE ON WILLIAMS' HISTORY OF THE NEGRO 'RACE IN AMERICA. The Washington Bee of last Sat urday contains a lengthy criticism on Rev- or Col., or Capt., or Hon. Geo. Williams' alleged history of the negro race which contains some readable f ea- 1 -i if it be of any moment to know, that the quotation from the Indiananolis Sunday Call of Sept. 12th, 1880, in which a portion of a conversation held between Mr. Williams and "Lo max" is quoted is correct, "verbatim and literatim ," as far as reported. We j did me.et Mr. Williams at the time and place named, and did have a con versation with him upon various topics, his then forthcoming history being one of them, the life, public ser vices and standing of Douglass as an orator and thinker being .another. His opinion of Mr. Douglass we thought at the time very cheap and quite ridi culous, so bristling was it with mali cious envy and jealousy, never pos sessed by truly great souls. We bade good-bye to the honorably gentleman, feeling that we had been listening to the most conceited popin jay that it had ever been our luck to meet, and we did not fail to state our opinion in a communication to the Sunday Jforiiiny Call, writing over the name of "Lomax." The National People. We find from the above that Mr. Allison Sweeney is "Lomax," and he says what we published fr,om the Sun day Horning Call is true, as he was the author. George W. Williams is, as we said, a prejudicial and unreliable historian. PROF. GREENR'S ANTI-COLORED CONVENTION COMMTITEE. To the Editor of The Evening Star: The names of those composing the committee opposed to a national Col ored Convention are quite familiar to the colored citizens of Washington, and have been for a number of years. They are department clerks, messen gers and dissmissed clerks and mes sengers, who reside right here in Wash ington and no where else. Greener the chief Mogul, and ex-department clerk, has no vote or property to quali fy him as a representative man. He resides here, and has done so for many years, though he claims to represent South Carolina. Schuerman, who is on the committee to represent the in telligence and morality of the sixty thousand colored people of this Dis-' trict, was once messenger in the U. S. Treasur - V Department, and has a status JNow with Greener at the head and Schuerman at the tail of this move ment, your readers can judge of those sandwitched in between. Now of those who called the conven tion, Mr. Douglass is a tax-payer here and in Rochester, N. Y., and votes in the latter city, having voted there at the last election for governor. Jno F. Cook is your collector of taxes. M.. M. Holland is a voter in Ohio and a tax-payer, as are also the majority of the signers to the call voters and tax- payers. L.S. T. The above is from the Evening Star of this city. We endorse the above as being a picture of the men who "Gree ner" has to back him in his colored convention. Schuerman is Greeners right bower. He was a messenger some years ago in the Treasury depart ment. He has a status( ?.) Another one of Greener's followers was in jail some few months ago. "Pa, what is an optimist?" "An optimist, my boy, is a man who can laugh when his gum overshoe is left sticking in the mud in the middle of the street." A poor little bride nearly cried her eyes out the other day because her bridal veil did not originally Jielong to her grandmother. ITCOLN FOrWpKESIDENT INltheaileat fiftnerr siieSmgeftt for 1Q0.4 CTO an r?tsrvisw WitS; -k prQmikext 80gf iiER feSPUBLtOAk THE sbSrii honors the name of "ABKAHA3I LINCOLN. HON. B. K. BRUCE WILL BE ONE OF THE CABI NET' OFFICERS. WHAT THE SOUTH ERN PEOPLE THETS 0? THE C3n T YENTlOHj-ETg: -A -scribe of the Bee staff met a prominent Southern Republican last evening at the Ebbett House, who was in conversation with a certain high oflicial of this city whose name the BEEFpromised not to disclose i The Bee was invited in thesetting room, and there the situation, of 1884 was talked roverfand the present opposition to the national colof ed convention-. The J3ee asked the gentleman from the South if the people would take any heed of the resolutions passed some few evenings ago protesting against the national convention called by the Douglas com mittee. Southern Republican t "Well, sir," said he, "Tho people in the South are anxious for a convention. They look upon Greener as a Hopper." They will take no heed of the meeting last Monday. We understand Greener's movements. He is pretending and en deavoring to make the administration believe that'ji convention will be anti-Repu'Sficari. He is hard up now and is doing this to get an office." The BEE:"Are you acquainted with any of the members of the Greener committee?" S. C. "I know a few of them and have learned more about them since my stay in this city. Two-thirds of the meetinir on Monday eveninir con sisted of common messengers and laborers in the department. I was present at the meeting and my reason for going was that I had been told that the representative Southern men would be present." The Bee. "Did you find the repre sentative men of the South present?" S.C. "I should say not.nor did I find one voter of the South present. About ten men of the meeting were fiom Mis sissippi. Men with no social or politi cal status in the state. I noticed one from'Tennessee who was at one time a Baptist minister. He is hardly known in his state. Tho South will respond to the Douglass call. The Bee. "What will be tho posi tion of the Southern people in 1884?" S. C. "In what way do you mean?" The Bee. "I mean so far as the presidency is concerned. Who will the South support for President." S. C "The name of Hon. Robert T. Lincoln is prominently spoken of and already five of the Southern states have decided to support him in the next Re publican convention. The name of Lincoln Is in every Southern man's heart. The nomination of Grant or Lincoln will bo the only salvation of the Republican party." Bee. "You are in favor of a third term; I don't object myself." S. C. "Yes sir. Grant is a great hero. Lincoln is the son of Abraham Lincoln, who was a true friend to the down trader race. The South will stand by the son as a reciprocation for what the father has done for the coun try and was unable to carry out. 1 prefer Robert T. Lincoln to Grant, but either one will save the Republic.'' "I will tell you something else. 13. K. Bruce will be in the next cabinet. He is a man who is respected by both Republicans and Democrats. The colored people have a wrong idea of Bruce. He is a wonderful thinker and reasons well. The report circulated some months ago that he supported Chalmers is fake. Bruce, I believe, favors Lincoln for President, I am not certain about that. But I have heard him speak in the most conplimentary terms about him." The Bee "Mr. Douglass favors Mr. Lincoln for President, does he not?" S. C "Why, yes. The old man, elo quent said in a speech at the recent Emancipation meeting, if Hon. Robert Lincoln only had that much (measur ing his finger) of his father, I am with him.- That saying went throughout the country like wildfire. Douglass is a great man. He is known to the civi lized. Greener's opposition to Douglass reminds me of a "tumble bug." You know when one of those bugs attempts to climb they slip, that is, the thing upon which it attempts to climb has too much of nature's virtue. When the convention meets, it will most undoubt edly endorse Lincoln for President. Again the convention will meet in this city and nowhere else. Mark what I say." The hour was growing late and as the Bee scribe had an engagement else where, he thanked the gentleman and left with the understanding that the Bee would call again. THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. AND GREENER'S COMMITTEE COM PARED THEIR STATUS, ETC. LOOK ON THE TWO PICTURES. THE PEOPLE S COMMITTEE. Hon. Fred. Douglas owns property in this city, New York, has a vote in New York, and is the recognized lead er of the colored race, and a true friend of the Republican party and the colored race. He has the great principles of Lincoln, Sumner, and others. GREENER'S COMMITTEE. First, R. T. Greener, who claims South Carolina as his voting place, who endeavored to make terms with Wade Hampton and failed a man who has no political status in South Carolina, no tax-payer owns no property, has no vote in any State or territory. Hence he is a nonentity, politically and finan cially THE POEPLE'S COMMITTEE. THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. Jere Harralson, an exile from Ala bama, an ex-member of Congress, now a messenger of the Pension Office. He has a status, no one will deny. THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. M. M. Holland, a soldier and citizen. Awarded two prizes for bravery by Congress, and a tax-payer, ne is from a highly respected family. GREENER'S COMMITTEE. James Schuesman, formerly a mes senger in the Treasury Department, and a keeper or watchman of the vaults. The contents of the vaults caused him to be relieved from duty. He is well known in the city of Wash ington. ;He is now an agent or can vasser"ot;Williams' fraudulent history, of the colored race, Prof. Greener is k y r . .- THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE John A: terary, a. highly respected, citizen of this city, an ex-member of the Common Council, ne owns prop erty, and is well known throughout the country as the first of our coldrejl. men Wh'o bpe'Ued nis abors td tlie col bred jiediHe In llie days of oppression. GREENER'S COMMITTEE. Randolph, .who has been to jail for pension-frauds or something else. A tramp in the city. THE PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. Solomon B. Brown, of ihe Smiths Banian Institute a man.gf property" and ex-irfeliibef of the Legislature. He is.a highly respected citizen. GREENERS CdMMITTEE. jj xvuirruy rownj a man irora xen hessee, Who has no property, but owns a right moustache across his mouth that he pulls sixty seconds every hour. Brown is a good fellow, but he has -got in the wrong place. THIS PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. Jerome A Johnson, of this city, lrom one or the beat tamilies, a man of property, reputation and character. We havo said enough to give the the country an idea of what kind of men are making opposition to the national colored convention. If the people can afford to follow R. T. Greener and his rabble band, wo have no more to say. The above is a true status of Greener and his followers. Not a man whom we have named of Greener's committee owns two cent's worth of property. Let the country compare and decide. This sorehead has circulated the report that the com mittee that made this call are opposed to the Republican party. The asser tion is false. There is nothing politi cal in the convention. There is not a truer friend to the principles of the Republican party than the committee of which Hon, Fred. Douglas is chair man. We believe in the principles of the Republican party. Wo are unlike the pusilanimous sorehead Greener, who said some time ago that he was op posed to the Mahone movement in Virginia, and a few months before the election he asked to be put in the canvass. This is the same Greener who advised the negroes to steal; this is the same Greener who has been a failure in evervthing. He is a chronic growler, a disappointed office-seeker and politician. Ho is willing to accept anything from the administration. The fact is the ad ministration knows him to be a "tumbler." SOME THOUGHTS. Mr. Editor. It is well to show that we are logicians, rhetoricians and parliamentarians, that we can lucidly discuss the many problems which vex "and hinder our race. We may even make propositions to promote our in terest, but there we stop. As though the scheme for the beginning were too small, or that we wait for inspiration to break forth in a grand and brilliant success, without the dredgery of labor. We are not raovably brave, we fear to fail even in a good cause. There is so much to be done, and so'much that we can do. But talk alone will never better our condition. Wo must work. We have arrived at that point in our history where God and man will only help us as we help ourselves. The work of removing all inequalities be tween other races and our own is ours, and must do it. We are but infants in our freedom, go as pioneers of a wonderful, strange and abused race, which has withstood more hardships and trials than any modern race, and has made such brilliant and rapid pro gress, we should practice magnanimity, good will and brotherly love for each other, and stop sowing the seed of dis cord and strife by cither ruling or ruining. We have plenty men of speech, only give us a few of deeds and we will get along nicely, and soon find that much sought for "Royal Road to Wealth." All we want is union among ourselves, and we will be as great a power in this country as the Irish in ssev? York, or the Germans in Ohio. And in politics, hereafter, we would know no dictators but our own sweet will and honest convictions. Do we mean to have it inferred from actions that the majority of us are too selfish, stingy and distrustful, or that we lack energy and intelligence to guard our own interest? Let us say neither and do away with even the suspicion of such, by so doing the things that are needful for our success. and hereafter be our own patronage and protection. We lack the love of race which we find in other races. If we would take our place among the great and justly proud nations of this world, we must give our time and talents and help those who are weaker than ourselves. We have so much to do, and much that we can do at home. We cant see why (with a stock com pany, with bonded officers as a guar antee for the faithful discharge of duty) we cannot have a grocery store, shoe store or a dry goods store," where the members could get their goods ten per cent, cheaper and realize a dividend on the money invested, and then we would be able to give work to some of our young men and women. It cer tainly shows a very great lack of in terest and energy, when we consider the many hundreds of dollars that are paid yearly for hall rent, and yet we nave none or our own. Might we not with an extra effort and the money necessarily spent for rent, in a few years build a hall large 'enough for our secret societies, public and nrivnto pn tertainments, with stores underneath. unce started, it would almost pay for itself. If at the next meeting of the Bethel Literary, which is a chaste en tertainment, but if ladies and gentle men would wisely conclude not to bother our eminently successful colored schools, as they do not need the atten tion or tne Literary, as they have givpn satisfaction and are still doing a good work. And that Hereafter the recognized social equality as a thing that will regulate itself. We think many of the disabilities of which they now complain, would be removed, if the meeting were a business meeting, with earnest propositions for our financial condition, and try to carry them out. You know that true and striking worldly maxim get money and all things shall be added. Money is the only thing that will place us on equality, with the Anglo Saxon. It is not natural for cpaifV n on,-. with poverty or independenceith de pendence. Alert. -- II XvlrKAUAA. Ul l."IIl.lill.M tfXXmfrmiTmrm SSEeSeS N'3t ENDORSED. UL RESOLUTION OF PROTEST GREENER S MAKES A LITTLE SPEECH HE DE NOUNCES THE VENERABLE FRED. DOUGLASS AND THE BEE HE AP PfiXtS TdTHE WOULD BE" LEADERS TO ENDORSE HIS COURSE HE WAS BEAUTIFULLY CONSIDERED A CRANK HIS PRESENCE AT THE OFFICE OF THE DEMOCRATIC TOST THE PROFESSORS' CANVASS FOR THE CHAMPION6HIE OF THE CON VENTlON MiSSlSSiPPl TELLS HIM tO TAKE""A'BAdK SEAT- THE" SEC RETARY WHO) PULLS HIS MU3TACH, "ETC, ETfe. Pursuant t call fit irieeting of la Jborers, messengers, ' wdtchmen- and Klerks, met at'Timm's Hall last Mon day evening 'for the purposeT'of con sidering tha call that was made some time ago, for a National Convention. The meeting was called to order by the sore head by tne Mtme of R. T. Glrcener, who had beeri previously can vassing fof the chairmanship of the meeting, but was defeated by a.promi nent Mississippian by tho name of Welbu rn. L. Mu rray Brown, who may be considered a "player upon the moustach," and Mr. Price were elected secretaries. After which the SORE HEAD professor wao invited, to make a speech, and give vent to his little feelings. He Legan by denouncing the poor little and harmless Bee that had quietly placed itself upon a seat in front of the sore head professor. "He said that the ' animal' had a sting in its tail, and hence he would not combat with it physically, but he would meet it in the journalistic arena. He said he had defeated the call for a National Con vention, and if such convention is held the men who call it will not have any power with the administration." The fact is, if he has defeated it, the na tional presumption is that no conven tion will be held, so far as Greener is concerned. Again, says Mr. Greener, gentlemen of the convention, I have "had a talk with the administration ; and of course, the professor (?) spoke the sentiments (?) of the ad ministration." The President, we know, has no use for cranks, hence crankb cannot speak the sentiments of any one. "Again, says Mr. Greener," "let it go fourth, that a convention of repre sentative colored men from the South endorses the course of Professor Rich ad T. Greener." This was a pill the boys could not swfillow. No one but a crank would have the audacity to ask an intelligent body to endorse a fool ish course. His anger was raised to such a degree that he was forced to. come down from his lofty ( ?) position to a more honorable (??) one, and de nounced one of tho greatest men of the age, Hon. Fred. Douglass. Green er's attack on Mr. Douglass was keenly felt, and rebuked by every one present, .so much, that when he finished, while the committee on resolutions was out. two hours was consumed Mr. Doujrlass. ueienuing COL. GEO. M. ARNOLD got the floor andmade a most eloquent speech in defense of the committee, who called the National Convention, especially the venerable Fred. Doug lass. Col. Arnold said that the attack made on the honorable Fred. Douglass and the committee of citizens who called the National Convention, will be rebuked by the civilized world. He said that Mr. Douglass was the greatest man of the age(great applause)and that Milton M. Holland, one of the gentle men of the committee, received two medals of honor from Congress for bravery on the battle field (applause and shouts.) Mr. Lee Nance con demned the meeting in a characteristic speech .and favored the call that had been made. Speeches were also made by Messrs. Green, of Mississippi, Wat kins, of Georgia, and others. The committee on resolutions MADE ITS REPORT. The resolutins favored a convention, but these messengers, librarians and watchmen thought that they were the leaders of the colored people, and had a right to call a convention. Hence they would repudiate the call that was made some time ago, and call a con vention of their own. After the adop tion of the committee resolutions, Mr. Merraman Howard offered the fol lowing resolution at the request of r. t. greener. THE RESOLUTION.' liesolved, That, we the representa tive colored men of the South, do in mass meeting assembled, endorse Prof. R. T. Greener's cause. The wildest excitement prevailed. C. Cassius Cal well, one of the most prominent mem bers of the meeting, made a most ve hement objection to the passage of the resolution. Mr. Geo. C. Smith made a terriffic speech against it, and Mr. Callwell said that this meeting could not take up Greenerer's personal fight. Mr. Smith said that it was only to blow greeners horn, which would be an in sult to the colored people of this coun try. The idea, said Mr. Smith, of a man asking this meeting to endorse a per sonal fight of his. Mr. Smith's speech defeated the resolution. The wildest excitement prevailed when Greener's resolution was defeated. Mr. Howard, the offerer of the resolution, suggested that a vote of thanks be tendered Greener for his speech. This was also objected to by the meeting. While all of this was going on, Brother Greener was lamenting over the "lost cause," and said in an undertone to one of his friends, "had I been endorsed, Lang Langston would have been removed, and I would have been appointed to the Haytian Mission." After the meelr ing, Mr. S. C. Smith was highly con gratulated for defeating Greener's resolution. THE NAMES OF DOUGLASS AND BltUCE j jbuuur.t, wiiAT THEY ARE, THOUGHT OF ABROAD. Mr. C. F. Butler a prominent citzen of New York who has just arrived from JEurope writes us a letter of which the follwing is anextract. New York city, May 14th 1883. ' . "" 51 est 46th Street W. C. Chase'Esq. Editor of the See: I havejust arrived from' Europe. Every lady and gentlman I met asked me about Hons. Fred Douglass and B. K. Bruce. Their names are highly honored by our nations abroad. I regret ted very much that I did not know more of them. The book entitled life of Douglass is throughout London. God bless'the Bee: Yours truly, Charles. OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER THINGS SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILAEPHIA,PaMM(lvl4 omqe jiiy jhsu letter, popular fpiui flrfpritafihjivftil-nriprfrrmao T Qi, "K v.w.&Ui4V "liuctngerpor-iH regari. frrttv. fKo T,e00r.-,lr. , . .' " -'"Mrs "6 u"u i'vwcv. i.uu y cilLlon, th! :"7"iT. :r "v. r amon? th. who term themselves leaders. .CSn Thir; the week several letters have apnwi in several of our papers, and sfnieo theN. Y papers thathave been road fl our people with avidity. The hit the bitter attack made by R. T Orcpn in the Sun of Jfay 12th on the conven tion and its caller's. Sitch letters 1" these do Us more liarnt thiln "owl "f shows that the unity that weVjf ' to have we are destitute of. Norn I see any good in this mudi!nJ? that is now going on, espec-iallvan i men who have for years defended thl race from its fdes. As there seems t be so much dissatisfaction about th city where the convention is to nJ V.1 ,. ,.,.'(1. 1 , ... ""- "I- wic c w 11,11 pleasure oiler to our city, with its many historic 1 ations, we assure you that if th wit con- vention was to meet here our would gladly welcome the men h,.r 0f the convention, and in the eitv of Brotherly Love all the angry v-m, that are now aroused would k ill n-? WnHVn.,.1 4.X... .. . "1U1. UlZt'TK ciivcu.m me UMUU nilliucr balls for the week, first tho Ovie nml's f!ln1! 2ml AIW Toii ...l t of So 11 T 1 TV V "". men wis well attended by thobe who Miht m such amusements. The reception f the Gray Invincibles. N. (;. 0f p which was afco a fine affair. James Auter was elected Vice Pres ident of tho 7th Ward Executive Com mittee, Autre is one of the hest men m the ward and. has the happy far ulty of making and retaining tnoinh A number of the members of the A.m phion Musical Association, lor warned a box of curiosities m commemoration of his birth-day. A number of ladies are contemplating sending a reminder to him, that he is gating oMt and not younger, and ougnt to marry A number of weddings are. about to" take place, one of the most fashionable w be that of Miss Jennie Wood and Mr Sturgis, at Atlantic City. Also that of "Win. II. Needles Esq. to Mis Amel ia Costello of Cotrninbo. Chip. This mar riage, rumor has it, will ta k e place m J uly at Atlantic City, where the n. rrieii couple will remain till the end of the season, when they will take their de parture for Chili to reside permanently. Madam Kumor also states that our genial townsman Andrew J one-, is soon to lead to tho altar one of the fa vored daughters of your citv. Miss Ida Bowman. Another that Dr. . ( Howard is tired of leading, the life of a benedict, and has persuaded Miss Dra Cole to set sail in the same matrimoni al bark. Some sensation has leen caused by the announcement of tho marriage oMiss Ida Lei Court, tho fortunate groom being one of her pu pils. The wife of the Rev. 1'albot Bordentour, has been seriously ill, at one time her life was despared ot, hut I am happy to state she is now out of danger. Miss Hennio Edwards of whom I wrote in my last letter, is bet ter and able to recieve her many fnY nds. Joshua D. Kelly, a promuent Mas on and Odd Fellow, is dangerously ill with pneumonia. Our city was :sited last week by quite a numbfr of the Wilmington teachers anion ej whom was Missses Edna Kruse, M. Campbell. Dena Linsay and Mary Dover The Masonic Brotherhood are agnatod oer the possession of the Masonic Hall on 11th St., South, both sides lay claim to the same; a suit has been instituted by James T. Eobersm, Alex. Lively and J. T. Freeman, against Casrn Wood ford, Colly and others, th ca K f 0 bs decided next week. One side rlanm that the late union was brought about bv nefarious means, the other holds juv the reverse. The net receipts of the O. V. Calto School Concert were 75 The reception of the Gray lnuncible- netted them $250. The Alumni of Lin coln LTniversity hold their annual ses sion in this city on the 7th of June Mr. Isham Wear on Friday evening addressed the Young Men's Republican Club, on the duties of the hour On Wednesday Mr. Webb made an ! quent address before the Ma'vdnnian Historical Association. The frumL of J. W. Mays are glad to hear nf hi- re-appointment in the Pension Ofhrc. Mr. Al. Aldridge late Grand Mas ter of the Masonic order in the Mate of New York, and a member of the New Jersey State Central Committee, was buried from his late residence Jer sey City, Friday. Mr. Aldridge va? one of the most prominent men in New Jersey, at one time was a Justice of the4 Peace, was a member of every coin edi tion that has been held in the State for the past fifteen years. During the past year he has been a great sufferer from Brights disease, occaional. BETHEL LITERARY. ADMIRATION SOCIETY 3IK. CURLS TA PER CL'T OFF BY THE ENGLISHMAN. The Bethel Litterary Mutual Admi ration Society met last Tuesday eve ning. The Englishman in the chair. Miss Carrie Lyphax read a paper enti tled Woman. The paper was well writ ten and read. The lady made some very suggestive points, and if she con tinues she will become a good writer. The delivery was good and her position perfect. Mr. J. F. Curl was then in troduced and read, a paper entitled suc cess. He gave some happy thoughts which created quite a laugh. Beforo be could conclude the Mutual Admira tion president requested him not to finish his paper. This was considered an in sult by Mr. A. St. A. Smith, who moved a vote of thanks to Mr. Curl. Mr. Hol land's letter of appology was then read by Mr. Lewis H. Douglass who asked its acceptance and was objected to by Messrs. Smith and Chase on the ground that Mr. Holland had said nothing for which he should ask an appology. Mr. Smith moved to table the letter which wtfrfid have been done by the frienels and admirers of Mr. Holland, but Mr. Douglass raised the point that none but members could vote, in which he was wrorig?since the letter had been ad dressed to the president, members and patrons of the "Mutual Admiration So ciety." The Englishman was denoun ced by Mr. Smith for his insult offered to Mr. Curl. The rebuke the English man got was applauded. Moss'picking is rapidly develop ing industry" in Louaiana. AH the moss gathered meets with ready sale.