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f THE BEE. IPDBLI8BED EVERY SATURDAY AT 110c I STREET, N. W., WASHINGTON, D. 0. THE BEK PUBLISHING COMPANY. lEnterSl aCtbo Tosto'SicG .at Washington, D. !D., as eecond-claea matter. STJTMrCBlFTION BATES : iGinionths - j - . 1 00 18 " - - - . 50 II -... ,- ,-, . 20 'JMnKlc loJitOH, - 5 ADVnri8iNa iiates: Quo incli, one month $1 0 -coi. eix " 12 0i' V col. " " - - - E0 00 llcol. " " - 40 00 H inch one year - 10 00 -col. " - - 25 00 -ool M 35 00 llcol. " - - - 75 00 Special noticeB, 50 cents each. Ten lines constitute an inch. - Ail commnrucatiofifl pertaining to Dneinrea must be addro&Bed to the Badness Manager Matter for publication and on priTate business must be addressed to the Editor and Proprie tor. In conjunction with tho Bee, the mftna gera havo established a News Bureau of the Colored Tress. Wo are prepared to furnish biographies, special correspondence and ucwb items at a reasonable price. The object of the bureau is to furnish colored Journals with apodal Washington letters -when they have no Bpocial correspondents. We havo some of the Iwflt writers in tho conntry couuected with the bureau, which will enablo us to furnish truth ful, spicy aud concise correspondence. Give tho Jncwb Bureau a call. Virginia Norfolk lias five colored iletlcr-carriors, Lynchburg, four; Kieli imond, eight; Petersburg, rive; Wash ington Jias OIK; How many colored men are employ ed 'in the office of Collector of Customs iand (Internal K even tic for the district of Washington (city)? !l!)r. 11. S. Laws gives some happy suggestions, which the 33ke agrees to isoine extent. Doctor and the Bee differ on the question of young men to Mhetfront. Our esteemed and genial friend, W. (F,. tt'owell, Esq., of Burlington, X. J., .Misited the city last week, looking well. (Ill oJloft Monday for an extensive tom an itlhe West. A 'big man physically may call a ismall man physically a liar. But Ave do (know of a large member of bi" itlhingK., physically that always manage ito carefully, pick out the persons they would insult. 31 ore than this, we do tknow ,that,a rolling stone hath gath 'oned no Moss. How a few words will ntiingand bite. "You are a gentleman and a lawyer." We have often wondered how do ?ome of the Christian judges of this country feci when they kneel down at Wvorship on .Sunday lufoi a ronscUnlia. days of the week, when they had failed ttolhold the scales blind. 'Conscience it is said makes cowards of his all. What effect does it have on isome judges? Whe editor of the American Bujilist fis anxious to know what right had the editor of the Bise to urge the delegates to 'the Louisville Convention to de mand suffrage for the people in the (District of Columbia. We desire to isny to the editor of the BajitM for tOhal reason is the convention called. itoOook out i"or the oppressed negro of vllhe country, and see if his condition cannot be bettered. Are we not right, Mr. Simmons? 2sext week the young men of this pity will organize a citizens club. The idhjeot of this organization will be to uook after the material interest of the 'odlared people. We 'mean business at ItHie next election of delegates to the tfiext National Republican Convention. 'Certain goods are about to be .sold, and liftboy can' bo sold, we would like to fle (present to see them delivered. The editor of this paper is a candidate for the next National Republican Con vention from this city. A stitch in rtiimc saves nine. There is not a city in the United JStates, with the population of colored 'Citizens that Washington has, -where colored men are so completely ignored as tin this city. Out of three hundred employees in the postoflice there are ifive 'colored persons one carrier and sfour clerks, and a scattering of mes sengers and roustabouts. There must Ibe a mighty strong and all-powerful wntii-colored machine at work in that city ,postoflice. Let us have some light ! Will some onfe give" us the causes? Write to us in confidence. The late Press Convention and the ''Colored Men's State Convention in South Carolina hinted at cutting loose tfrom the republican party and all po litical parties as they exist to-day. We propose this substitute: cut loose "ftrom the individual rotten dead car ibuncles that are within the party s'tiickto republican principles. What Sve want we can get through the plat 'Iforms and principles of the organiza tions. What we do not want we may jgetby fooling away our time with any kind of democrats. Simon Pure re publicanism is good enough. It is not vbhe principles, but certain individuals we must filiate. I 'understand that vou called me a idog No sir, I did not call you a dog what, II call you a dog? 1 know you ttoovweli, I ih ave -known you too long; )J!know too much about vou to ever call you a dog; oh, no, you aint no dog,, and far be it from ine to ever call you a dog. A dog, why a dog is a faithful friend to man, a dog will stick to his friend when in danger, how could you be a dog? no indeed, 1 never called you a dog I would not call thee a poodle, you can never be a dog, Well sir, J called you a liar, you did? Yes. sir, I did, and you know it. Oh, yes, I did lie, I said you were a lawyer ami a gentleman so 1 did tell a. f MAJOR PKZEXDOKF. The letter of Major John F. Dezen dorf in .the Daily Post of the 25th, shows the true condition of the Vir ginia situation. To say that Mr. Dez endorf has not been maltreated would be uttering a falsehood. We believe in the policy of Senator Mahone, and there is no doubt but that he will suc ceed in the next contest. We stiil maintain as we did last fall, that re publicans should be more liberally recognized. To be successful, Mr Dezendorf, as well as other republicans should be better treated Ky those vho have been chelates I'd "the negro and the republican party. We don't mean to distract one thing from the liberal movement in the State of Virginia; but we dislike the idea of throwing good republicans like Major Dezen dorf ovcrlKKird. There is no doubt but that the strait out republicans under the lead of Mr. Dezendorf will give Senator Mahone some trouble. The letter of Mr. Dezendorf that we repro duce, is logical and one that we call the attention of our readers to. We shall have more to say in our next issue. THE BEE STOCK COMl'AXY. THIS COMIN CIIAXGE. Xt-xt week the Bee will be organ ized into a Slock Publishing Company. In connection with the new enterprise there will be a news bureau, where persons can have an opportunity of seeing the progress of colored men in journalism. There will be two.thou sand dollars' worth of stock issued at ten dollars per share. The new mem bers of the enterprise propose to make the Bee a live and reliable organ of the colored race and an advocate of the principles of tiie republican party. The board of directors w.ll appear when arrangements arc completed. Ten thousand subscribers are wanted. It will be well ior advertisers to send in their matter as early as possible. The board of directors will consist of our best citizens. Robert T. Lincoln is growing quite popular with some of the leading col ored journals for the republican presi dential nominee of 1S4. We dare sav tie weight. Easlon Enquirer. Right you are. The name of Lin coln will go thundering down the ages Truth has not missed the mark far. A stronger or more acceptable man for Viee-rresident than 440ur Bruce" can not be found, and Ave are glad to see this unanimity of the press on this question. The Adviser claims the honor of iirst nominating Mr. Bruce in our issue of May 2d. The Peoples Adviser. Our esteemed contemporary is in er ror. We nominated Hon. B. K. Bruce before the .1 dn'sr was born. Register Bruce could have received the whole Southern vote when Mr. Garfield was nominated. My dear boy, read the Frco Lanre, edited in 1SS0 by the pres ent editor of the Bee. You will find out that A. St. A. Smith and ourself set the ball to rolling before our con temporary had got through "teething,'' You are entirely mistaken; we had been born with teeth before the eyes of the Aflrhor saw any light. JUDGE SNELL AND IILS COURT. Judge Snell said, "Because 1 have been lenient in cases where the prose cuting attorney and the complainant recommended it, and where 1 weighed the circumstances and concluded that it was expedient, 1 should not be ar raigned for inconsistency, and you should not strive to compel me to ac quit persons guilty of crime." The court added that Mr, Moore had not recommended that personal bonds be taken in this c;use. Mr. Moss promptly replied: "I have never known Mr. Mooie to recommend mercy for a colored boy, although he frequently does so for white boys." Prosecutor Moore sprang to his feet and observed that the statement was ' a lie and Mr. Moss a liar and that Moss knew it. Moss was somewhat taken aback, but quietly responded: "Ms. Moore is a gentleman and a lawver." Judge Snell demanded order, and when things were quiet he said that nobody had ever endeavored more rig idlv and conscientiouslv to exclude all matters of color out of a court of jus tice than he had. He had never drawn the color line in anything in cases be fore him; witnesses and defendants were judged and weighed impartially aud fairly, and the color of their skin was not considered. He had given equal weight to the testimony of Ahite and colored witnesses, and dealt justly with white and colored defendants. It w;is unprofessional, tingentlemanly and untrue for a member of the bar to make such a charge, and he must necessarily know its absolute and un mitigated falsehood. Mr. Moss withdrew from the court room, Mr. Moore apologized for his ep ithets, and the case was continued for further testimonv. The sentence that Judge Snell or dered for the young colored man, Jos. King, for driving over Mr. Johnson, ! and the line he put upon the colored bycicle rider for running against a gen- tleman, wcrejvery harsh, indeed, to saT the least harsher by many degrees than he has seen Jit to jnttovjmi white men for similar causes. .! There is no excuse for us tobe si lent in this matter. When we find that injustice is being meted out to any class of people, we intend to speak of it aloud, with all the vigor we can pro duce. L;ist season we spoke for the overworked car-drivers. We have now a word for our own race and color. We observe 4iere are two modes of disposing of cases in the police court of this city. A very convenient mode seems always accessible for the whites, but an entirely different one is adopted for the other race. Crimes and of fences for which white men are repri manded and let off on nominal tines, colored men are sent down or up, as the case may be. and the full extent of tho law is applied to them Jn each and overV case. We are glad to reside in a commu nity where, the law is feared and re spected, but we dread to live where a judge is known by the color he gict.s his derisions. There is no jail in this community that will prevent this pa per from saying that justice is not meted out alike to both colors in the city court of Washington. Mr. Moss spoke but the living truth when he. said what he did to the court in .this regard. Our colored citizens, especially the majority of those who are often brought to this court, have enough to contend with on the outside, that is in nine cases out of ten against them. They should at least havo u fair trial, and even it they are co'oredj they should not be unjustly sentenced or treated because God has made them of a different complexioil froiit him who is by grace a judge. We have just come up from out the South land, where justice sits on the bench with the scales in her hand, and one eye open. With that she can al ways see a colored man, and every time she discovers one she winks, and down goes the scales; also the unfor tunate colored man. Now up hero where ;l northern Christian man sits on the bench, ho I'ornrpls that, wn :iri , 0 .. .. people, but only remembering the fact that we are colored; forgetting our un selfish devotion to a country that only knew us as serfs, that never owned u.s as citizens until we gave thirty-seven thousand thousand lives on the field of battle for its perpetuity; never think ing of, and, if so, not remembering with any sense of gratitude our ser vices to the Hag that was once "our scars and stripes," nor deigning to re member that it was the faithful black man that was never false to a union soldier: ","t I10Vo"' :ii .. vf. k...i the starving prisoners, and point them the way to the North star, but onlv remembering that it is a crime to be of a dark skin. With the American pro-slavery prejudice, their judge finds it right to put into full force and effect the intention, the meaning and power of the law in all cases where the issue brings a colored person into a case, and for similar cases involving white persons, he finds loop holqs and "nominalities." What the colored citizens .ask is a fair and square trial and the penalties that ought to be given, and not those. as now given, based entirely upon bare-born American pro-slavery, begot out of slavery, custom and association, and especially well set in those who, by association, become its best and most servile advocates. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. Editor of the Bee: Some time ago a copy of your paper was sent to a friend of my father's, in Frederick, Md.,' marked and attention realled to your article on the propriety of a reunion of the colored soldiers and sailors that served in the war on the union side. My father was one of the first colored men that enlisted from this State un der Mr. Lincoln's proclamation. Fouf of my brothers also enlisted. Threecve lll admission of a candid fact of were killed in battle: two at moph Bottom, and the other at Chew Market Heights. The remaining brother and father survive. At. their request 1 send you this note to say that they both heartily approve of your sug gestion for a reunion. I am 'requested to say for them, further, that they hope to see a monument erected to the colored soldier in the war for the Union, ere they go to join their com rades who lie on Fame's eternal cainn- ing ground We have a neighbor whose husband was shot down on the battle field with the colors of his regiment in his hand. The widow has a medal of honor that was sent to her by Congress, through the President, for his distinguished bravery on the battle field, September 20. 1SG4. There are many in this locality that served in the army during the war, and no doubt would feel glad to attend a reunion of their old comrades. Enclosed, find subscription amount tor one year. 1 admire the peerless I ami vigorous lone of your paper. You do not seem to be ashamed of your race, or afraid to speak for it when assaulted. Very respectfully, Fi.onoila. J. Williams. Frederick, Md., July 23, 1SSG. fcteve Ilolcomb, for many years a no torious Western gambler," has settled down as pastor of a mission church in Louisville. He draws from his own experience for warning illustrations to use in his sermon-. in the affairs of life activity is to be preferred to dignity, and practical en- erev and dpsnareh to nremedifatpd and reserve DR. R. s! LAWS ON THE NA- TIONAL CONVENTION. r. , , i ,,, ,lrt Doctor, good morning, ami how do you fee since the gat conte Oh I am feclins all right. .Meel just as I felt before, that is, if. the great city of Washington, whichso small in tho eyes of the JNationaruov ernmentj needed wSr services', she would say so iii tlie Gity Convention ; and she having said that she needs it, I shall say now, that 1 will give it. In what way will yoifhieet our needs through the convention? "1 shall say to the million and a half of colored Voters in this country, through the colored National Conven tion, to be held at Louisville, Ken tucky, what we are entitled to, claim and need ; 1 shall say it on behalf of nearly eight millions of colored people in this country, including tho six mil lions and more accounted for in the census of 1880, and I shall say what we need, both as a great city within a country, and as a great race within a ml ion-." The Bee ; you seem to have a gen eral idea of your honorable mission, will you state someof the rights which you claim for us as one of our repre sentatives? "Welb in the iirst pkuw, I claim for the citizens of this f Jistri -'t, the right of suffrage : and further claim, that in that merciless and un justifiable act of national legislation, which took from tho masses the popu lar suffrage through the advice and in lluence of our moneyed element lor the benefit of a favored few, was almost an irreparable wi'oiig Commit ted against the people of this District, as 1 said in an interview, had by tho Post on Monday the 10th inst. And a wrong too, by the majority party Whoso OoIlsliMlt howl is that the col ored citizens arc too easily inlimiudted by threats and promises to be entrusted with the ballot. The whole country fas captured by tho threats and promises of the moneyed portion of a siligle city tM'o hove since submit ted to a political bondage tlniutouii befolo' to American civilization, in order to lrvciiltlie colored American equality, i wnventioI1 tnat they defy any one of IheDKh jmUllecniveutioitmayjMr Class's friends to point to a decide against you on the ground t hat . -,d g,;, lhrft M nouglass ha4 the people of the District are too dis orderly to be co missioned with so im portant a trust, then what? Answcr. "Well. it will be then, that "the end is not et,'' Hut I . j , . i nave as yet. to ie. convinced that such matchless asseni- bly of colored citizens with so "high um,B, uUUng,,un,,Hnl- .i...!lll( chattels, from his escape from oilman rimus ho i:ir six l lit! eoioreii i.iee in this eoUntiy is concerned, would t'c fuse to give us tho most careful alien tion, and all the lime possible to pla-o, before them such local grievances lor ; correction at the present, which, if allowed to exist, are bound to become national in the end." The Uee. In what respect tould they becoiue nationa1? Mr. Laws. "They could become national in this respect : in the first place, when suffrage was here, a citi zens committee of one hundred o' white men formed from the inoneved class alone, followed congressmen day after day, from door to door, in and out of committee ro.mis, and in and out of regular sessions Until J the suf frage of this District was taken awav ; ain't ior wnai am.i ,ui experience W (72) seventy-two years, tould have in duced them to such nefarious attempt, but their gross objection to suffrage in the hands of the colored citizens?" "And an acceptance of their reasons here, with a quiet submission, -would make them reasonably admissible else where, to wit.: that the colored people are ignorant, and hence incapable to be entrusted with such power; that they arc paupers, and should not be permit ted to oppress the property-holders, the whites, of course." "Now, if theso are plausible in the judgment of Congress, here at the seat of government, where all arc intelli gent Ironi daily associations, say noth ing about the superior educational fa cilities, certainly they must be in the States, and espceHly in the rural dis tricts where the people are not provid ed the means of general information." Again. "Should this state of things Ue allowed to exist, every man who comes to Washington as a resident citizen, conies into his political bond ago." "And when they learn first that the suffrage was taken away on account of the colored vot second, that effects our rights elsewhere; and third, that it will apply as much to others who may hereinafter come here as it does to us, they will take steps to prevent any man's election who will not first con sent to correct this political boil." "In the first place, this act was a na tional infraction of their constitutional faith and doctrine, and prevents for- universal suffrage so long as nearly 200,000 of its citizens are disfran chised.' "In the second place, every citizen who may feel disposed to change his residence from the country comnmni'tv of agricultural pursuits, or from an other city to the city of Washington, must understand that he is entirely unmanned, so far as his political citi zenship is concerned, whiq his the only weapon to civil protection." The Bisk. What are your views rel ative to bringing the "voung men to the front?" Mr. Laws. "Well, i believe they ought to go to the front, and young women too; but not by killing out or downing the old in order to get there. For a tribe, a race, a nation or genera tion, whose usefulness has only em ployment for one man's time in this great world, can very reasonably be eliminated and no age hurt." The Bee. This is rather an adverse expression of sentiment to that which seems to be against the Hon. Frederick Douglass. Dr. Laws.---"Oh.well, that sentiment consists more of human error than of established facts, for Mr. Douglass is too good, too great, and has done too much for the race to bo brought into comparison with nien who have done nothing, nor can they ever do now what he did then; for we are only pre paring to preserve the liberty of the race, which Mr. Douglass was ordained to create. No Crunimell, nor (Jarnet, nor Purvis, nor Lemon, no Downing, nor any other man whose name history mentions or omits, can bo made by the iiiruuuiis 1)1 OIUIUS, Call UU JilUUU U) LUO ; ;iece of human tongue to equn! I take now by the substitution of their words for ,his deeds. Mr. Douglass' position in the race is too warrantable I other living man, intends Viet , . . o OMnnA nn "u Vs ""B u u""i uul""0 """ " f ' f s. Jf Sined from the necessity, of the use "A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren; like Unto me, him shall ye hear." The Bee. But history has said some good things about these gentlemen to whom you made reference: Dr. Laws. "And so do I. I say they have said very many good things for the sake of popular discussion, but at the stline time they either did many bad things, or nothing good, for the sake of the money they received in the great speculation from time to tiriie." The Bee. In what respect did they speculate? Dr. .Laws. "Why, in that they pre tended to have been life-long friends to their own race in America, and wanted to be a great republic here, when at the same time received monty to colonize them into small republics elsewhere, in shell places as Liberia and ITayti, where none of the advo cates every went; but Dr. Alexander Crummell, who has since returned, a resident citizen to this his native coun try from Liberia, nd MV. Spencer, who died in Ilayti, and his family, re turned here." The Bee. "What is your objections to colonizations as above named?" "Mr. Laws. My objection is this, that we came into this country and settled here thirteen years after the whites came and are as much identified with its interests mid as much interested in its industrial pur suits as thev are, in facts of historv; and that to permit this wholesale colonization of our race into other lands would be but giving up labor of three centuries, to make room for foreign convicts from European coun tries that would also be facts of his tory and a national sin, against which 1 place my objections." The Bee. "13ut they charged in the .Dougl ever done for his ntcV;" Mr. Laws. "Yes, that is true. U was an indirect but a shrewd way IU OUR II1SIUI) III HtlUl IIKIU1U1I, II mill j ,,,. :.. t10,. Arr nnniri.icsVs to seek historical information, which g ' dlJi)J0sStioil io ih& national sl;ive0tra(1e in hunuilt ffotliefi it? goods chattels, l ruin his escape bondage to the final downfall of the institution, his Individual and timely iriifirfl !lnt!lin:f. nnv iiffpimit. stt. Irii'Ill g peculatfon by eU desired white ' Th ' h any oonVentlWt which assembled in the ISorth, from the time of his settlement to 1SG1, give one thing; when he for the first time tqok exception and dissented from the great judgment of the Re publican party, when ill the hours of their greatest and most dangerous struggles : when the country was threatened from its centre to its cir- i cumference; when the nation was thunderstruck with amazement at the blaze or Sumter and the wonderful contention for the port of Norfolk, and the Republican party said, Let the South go into dissolution and con federacy. Though in the greatest con fusion j Mr. Douglas said, "No. Treat them as rebels, and declare them in rebellion against the general Government." Mr. Douglass said that the Go. rernment assisted the planning of slavery, and it ought to assist in breaking it up; and never let the South go off with their title for pros perity in human beings, and dispose of them as goods and chattels. This gives us another thing which he did that distinguished him, for which he is honored ; and in these he was, is and must be the recognized leader, be cause all of his great work ended where our small work begun. That is, it is but made our duty to keep clean the house which he built." The Bee. "Well, what will you do with Langston, Elliot, Bruce and Greene as leaders?" Mr. Laws. - "There is room enough, sir; whenever they make it up in their minds to do something for the race, they will each find enough to lead off in. When Mr. Langston finds out to which race he belongs, and Mr. Bruce do as much for the people as some of the people and the Government, through their honoring, have done for him, and some others have said about him; when Mr. Greener outgrows the pride of youth, and Mr. Elliot continues to do as he has done, they can all become leaders in some way. They are fine gentlemen, and the'majority of them are gentlemen of matchless talents. Then why not find enough for each to be a leader in the preservation of the great blessing of liberty, fought for by Mr. Douglass through his labors of love and toils of years for his race." THE VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS'? DEZEXDOUF RALLIES THE GRAND OLD PARTY IN A RESOUNDING LETTER. Ex-Congressman Dezendorf, who is now in Washington, has written a let ter accepting the chirmanship of the Virginia Republican State Central com mittee: To James M. Donnan, Eb'j., Secretary, State Central Committee, Jiepublictn Partj of Yirtiniit, Richmond, Va. ' My Dear Sir: 1 have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your com munication of the 20th instant, notify ing me of my election as chairman of the State Central committee of the re publican party of Virginia, vice J. W. Cochran, resigned; and also a copy of the Dispatch, containing the resolu tions adopted by the committee. T accept the chairmanship with a full knowledge of all the difficulties sur rounding the party in Virginia, and with an earnest determination to meet and overcome them. Let the republican party of Vir ginia inscribe "Iieseryam" o'n its ban ner and boldly meet the usurper, who, without the courage to adopt its name, seeks to use its numbers to aid him in building up a party to be used to ad vance his personal ends. Let the 120,000 republicans of Vir ginia remember that they are a part -infl T'irr.ol rtf o ,wl "XT. : 1 i ffiC&ftt ceffig interests in that party to amalgamate with one which has no National existence, and ivyhich without the aid given it by those whoSavebandoned the republican1 partv4et us hope, for the time only, would oe almost, unknown, even in Virginia. Let'the republicans of Virginia stop and view the situation. They will see every leading republican sacrificed, nearly every republican officeholder who voted and worked for the election of Garfield and Arthur removed and democratic readjustee, or so-called re publicans, who turned traitor and sup ported Hancock and English, put in their place. They will see the power of republican voters used at the ballot box to obtain the repeal of obnoxious laws and the credit of the same claimed for and given to readjusters; they will see one man (Mahone) the political boss, to whom every knee must bend and by whose edicts the destiny of a great and powerful State is governed and controlled; they will see public of fice made the subject of barter and sale and public money paid for labor never performed; they will see bribery and corruption in the halls of the legisla ture and the elective franchise so far from being "a free ballot and a fair count," publicly bought with promises of office, or money paid in hand to so called leaders; they will see State and municipal offices multiplied in order to provide easy places at the public cribs for the relatives of "the powers that be," they will see 120,000 "republican voters made the subservient tool of "the boss" and his 20,000 democratic followers, Avho fill all the offices, draw their pay with be coming regularity, and never fail to vote the democratic ticket in every presidential election: they will see the timo fast approaching when members cf the general assembly of the State must be chosen, which general assem bly will reapportion the State in Con gressional districts; they will see the National Republican Convention nom inate a President less than one year off, and they will appreciate the import ance of being represented in these bodies by republicans; they will see all these things, and more, and seeing them, let us hope theiv love of the party and "its principles, and their knowledge of their power in their su periority of their numbers will lead them to assert their "manhood," throw off the yoke, which the so-called "coa lition" has placed upon them, and to array themselves once more beside the proud old banner, under which freedom was first delivered to the nation. I shall take prompt, and I trust, ef fective measures for a thorough organ ization of the party oil such a basis as will harmonize conflicting elements within our ranks, and draw it to all who ire ivllling to boldly avow them selves as iu UlJ sympathy with itsprin ciples, and are not ashamed to adopt a name which has for twenty years, and more, been honored by a majority of the voters in the United States. I am sir, very truly yours, John F. Dezendorf, Chairman State Central Committee Republican party of Virginia. CLARA TO LOUISE. Dear LouDo you remember the story of Narcissus, beholding his own ioiiiyo in it fountain, hu fcllao violently in love with it. that he waisted away with desire, and was changed into a flower of the same name. Well I be lieve that the young man with the bangs is afeout to commit the same folly. When he gets out from his office to recess, instead of lunching or "schoonering," he gets in front of the window at the store and fixes those bangs. Joe get a contract to see that those bangs are disposed of, or fixed up with something else than natural mouth product. Belle has gone, she left on the Pan Handle route for Omaha. Thursday, the old man fixed her up splertdid, she had four new out and out silks, five light dresses, two new shawls, four parasols and a set of that would make a bride princess jealous. Her destination is San Marino. California. There she is to be the truest of her uncle, who is also to make her his heiress, one hundred thousand dollars, oh, dear me, how many diamonds, seal skin sacques and Queen Ann houses, I can see through that amount of money, had it been left to me. Gossip had it that she would become a differ ent person to Ned after she became rich, but it is not to be thus, but the same, and they are booked for the union next fall, I mean the fall of eighty-four. This rich uncle went to California in 4S, then a poor man, he was sober, careful and industrious, his wife died of fever in 62. In G'i and b4 ho invested largely in stocks, hence his large bank account to-day. He is now a man of quiet leisure, residing upon the interest of his bank account. He has been "lost to sight and memory dear" to those of his relations in this city for many years. A few summers ago Bishop Brown was in California, and by a coincidence not necessary to mention here, the bishop was the means of opening communication be tween the two long separated brothers, ami Belle, being named partly after the California uncle, she is to be his heiress. What a noble and honorable thing for her to do, to remain true to the man she loved, or said so when they were both comparatively poor, such women are rare, but still there are i some few remaining. The city is get ting well emptied of the "regular exoders. I cannot attempt to mention who has gone, it is easiest to say who I remains. J Atlantic City will be pretty well) packed in ten days from now, but not bv the refined and courteous people of for mer days. Atlantic City has lost much of the grandeur that lingered there; it is becoming a resort for fast people, hoisy men, and that class of sojourners that refinement should always be very glad to be far away from. Saratoga will be annually brilliant with colored society this season, I am going to the wedding, Lou M.'s, at Albany, and shall stop in Saratoga one dav; then directly home. Mr. L. M. G. bought a beautiful pair of bracelets at Gait's for the L. M. wedding. Several will leave here for the event, which promises to be a very brilliant affair, as near to the Deilortie-Downing event as possible. Yes, the Senator is yet a Senator, and holds his seat for two years from next December. lie is a close friend to the great Virginia leader, Gen. Mahone. I do not think his attention to C. is more than ordinary Virginia cour- tesy. You will find him a thorough and polished gentleman. Madge is pouting over her set back fche haci limy lncenctert to go to tho lirt"v- ""u " vi. vujj buau sue will get no further than "Bennings." D. E. J. is one of the solid youno men of this city. I am glad th.it you were so much and so favorably jm pressed. Mr. D. is not a son of ReV. D., but an old friend of the familv. L. is out with her sister; she will teach here next season. There aro few such noble specimens of manhood as her brother-in-law. Why shouM not "a community honor and respect such a man ? M. F. is at Winchester, just ; grand as she can be. The girls that went to Newbernp N. C, have sent homo for their see and advent summer clothing and wire mosquito bars; also for a fresh mui ply of ice and palm-leaf fans. Minnie goes to the city of Lvn.-h-burg, to be the guest of her sn,tr R . She is to be entertained by thP Hill City Club, rich social dub ofjrPn tlemen of that city. O. is going tt "the ferry and F. M. to Albany. The P' and the Misses N. to Sandy Springs Mrs. M. L. R. to Saratoga with L. B. to be with their childhood friend Mis J. L., who is away up in the figure at the villege. L. M. is booked for Xarraganetf, B. for Martha's Vinyard ami A. j. for Sandy Springs, A. L. S. for Detweit, A. J. for the capes and M. M. K. for Cape May. Ada says her address v ill be Annapolis until July 31st, then she goes to Albany. 1 intend to surprint you very soon by announcing some thing that will be just too nice lor any thing. It is of a wedding, we shall both be invited, and besides good things that will be abundant, lots of fun. Poor Lizzie Smythe, how sad about that dear girl? I hear there is no hope for her recovery. Lena has not gone. Yes, the sam one at the P. O. No. 12 and the Avp enue. Frankie leaves Perth Arnhoy, to morrow for Narragansett, her doloy duney is there. I will meet you at Spartas on Thurs day, but mind you we must not lot our conversation be heard, for if we do, our secrets will not count for any thing. Yours ever, Clk P.S. Sue has gone to Norfolk. I. Ilolh was here for a day to see F. It will be perhaps some time in the away future. (' A Legend of the Deirs. Earth had no dews until a baby died A dimpled, fair-faced bnby, whoso deir eyes Peeped throngh tLe swinging gates of Para dise, And, seeing ivondrous treasures scattered wide, Sought them with lraitles9 grasp and home sick cries; And when the eager, trembling little hnnd Wearied in reaching for the hiring thing, Fluttered and folded like the drooping wings 01 Noah's dove, sent out to find the land, Where no land was then Hiigefa wept their woe Fnr tho nweot, sealed )uls. and cheek oi snow; And all their rueful tears the zephyrs bland Gathered in dainty cups of moonlight hue, To break on babies' graves in showers of dew! Lucy M. BUnn, in the Continent. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Often on a strike A ball-player. What is a ship without a sail? Adieu, my love, adieu; What is a monkey without a tail? Adude, my lover, adude. Travelers find it takes good dollars to get comfortable quarters. Tho maiden who formerly dreamed of flowers And bird3 in the beautiful spring Is housekeeping now, and turns her thoughts To bug-poison and that sort of thinp. A pig would be the best subject for medical students to experiment on, a3 he could be killed first and cured after ward. A ITorth Carolina trout dragged a boy under water.' The man who avr the catastrophe shows the rescued hoy and the water in evidence. A wife 13 the dearest thing on earth, But in the Siberian bogs, Where things are valued below their worth, The price of a wife is eight dog1'. An editor, in acknowledging ti gift of a peck of onions from a sub scriber, says: "It is such kindnesses a3 these that bring tears to our eye3." While many men are muttering, The land are fiercely fluttering, Fresh soda water 8 spluttering, And stupid chaps are stuttering, "Is it hot enough for you?" An exchange speaks of a man who "is but one step removed from an a??." He'd better make it three or four. The animal has a long reach back ward. A well-known florist says that flow ers will keep better wrapped in a w?t newspaper than in any other way. This is another arSuraenfc in favoro1 subscribing. There was a reward offered the other day for the recovery of "a large leath er lady V travelling-bag." Whether or not the large leather lady has got it back has not yet been stated. The fashionable tendencies are so running to enlargement, that it & feared another season or two will 3ee the female head-gear adorned with the entire ostrich instead of the feather. "Yes, gentlemen," said the bar-room orator; "my father could raise finer cabbage and bigger beet3 than any man in this section," and the orator wondered why everybody laughed. ."kan should always be graceful." says Dr. Armitage; and the doctor will please rise and explain how a man can be graceful when he stepson an orange peel while carrying a basket of eggs.