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i - ?' , 'MJ " &,0 , 4,2- ff; 11 ! llh m IF I r 1 J ra 11 W! It. ' ? - i OBmmm L0 ILL b' 1 t t Kl f u I i. I tSi ? TJ8 jH$ BEE published every Saturday at 1109 I street northwest, Washington. D. C. Entered at the Postofflce at Washington . kb second-class mail matter. TERMS OF SUBSCKIFIION, ne copy, per year -glx mouths -Three months - City subscribers, monthly - ADVERTISING RATES: One inch, one month 2.00 1.00 .50 .20 $1 00 500 750 15 00 10 00 55 00 75 00 150 00 Quarter column Half oolumn One column One nch, one year Quarter column Half column " -One column , . Sped al notices 50 cents each. Ten lines con stitute an inch. We disclaim ny responsibility for state menta expressed by our correspondent neither do we Indorse all tbey say. Correspondence on living topics is solicited but to have attention must be brief. Communications for publication must e accompanied with the writer's name Not necessarily lor publication, but a guarantee of good faith. W CALVIN- CHASE, EDITOR. Recorder Matthews, gentlemen There are two letters at this office for Charles E. Coweu. Mr. Douglass' letter to Recorder Matthews was very short. Recorder Matthews cau count those who aided him on his right hand. The colored church, colored school house and colored press, are the only defense ot the race. More colored citizens are pur chasing lots in South Washington, and preparing to build than ever before. We regret that we are compelled to decline the invitation of the citizens ot Foxville, Va., to address them next month. The United States has goue so far that she cannot back water. She must fight Mexico in someway or prove herself a coward. eoual to an elephant. fc mi iimiu'W III I I Jill I L II JMMWWTJl He can slaoclsrassiwsctr beat Ingalls every day week. in the The KanFas sen .tor will find out that he cannot atuck every Negro. Hon. J. Milton Turner will remember him. There is no truth in the state ment that the editor of the Bee at tended the Panorama of the battle of Bull Run. He has never been in the place. The appointment of Mr. Dorsey Claggett as Reorder of Wills, does not meet the approval of the District democracy. The presi dent cannot appoint any man to suit thetn. Mr. Claggett got there just the same. -Among the leading purchasers of real estate, are J. W. Branson, one of our leading citizens, and Geo. W Greene, the builder. There were never fiuer opportuni ties for colored building associa tions and other investors of money tu real estate than now. The money given away to the railroad companies, by the Rich mond and Harper's Feny excur sionists, cannot be missed now, while there are weekly sums of wages to supply its place ; but the need of it will be felt iu the sea son, when about 24 weeks of win ters needs will demand it. The death of Mr. Samuel Jones Tilden, which c me suddenly to him at his residence iu Gheystone U. Y., August the 4th at 8:15 a. m., brought universal sadness to the American people; and left pro found regrets, which were not c n fined to party aor race We are pleaded to announce to the South Washington readers, that Dr R, S. Laws, formerly oat South Washington manager, will resume the management of that se.tion next month and has also accepted the position of uews edi tor of this paper. If Mr. Matthews were a nieau man there would be many a cut off head of white aud black repub- icans who opposed his confirma- ion aucj. endeavored to traduce him in the eBtimatioa of the sen ile. He is a different man and we hope when the senate couvenes that he will he unanimously con firmed. He knows who supported and opposed him. The eecreiary uf the Republican Congressional committee eays he is expecting to gain a good many republican members of congress from the south in this campaign out of districts heretofore demo ciatic. The secretary may be right about these gains in the south but we can't see where they are to come from uuless the Re publicans can get the disaffected and truant IsTegro voteis to re turn to its fold. This may be done by flooding the districts to be carried with c dored men ol intelligence and political sagacity to organize the colored voters but not otherwise. The Fegro of the south needs a good talking to in regard to his political action, and the advice must cime from his most intelligent colored brethren. The managers of the Republican campaigns for some time past have neglected to employ coloied politicians in the canvass and have also failed to get the full colored vote at the p .lis. A hint to the wise is sufficient. SCHOOL TRUSTEES. It is about time for the District Commissioners to appoint a new set of school trustees. We know that to an extent the colored soci ety controls our school officials In connection with the gentlemen we have already named to succeed John H. Brooks, we desire to mention the name of Prof. W. B. Johnson of Way land Seminary. Be i3 a refined and educated gen tleman, who is not ass-ocia'ed with any cliques or political associa tions. JLJrof. Johns m is a iniw. highly respected by all classes who ought to be appointed. IIIS OW1N" LEGAL ADVISER. It would be of great advantage if every good citizen understood the laws of the land in which he has to live aud work; but it is es pecially good to understand the law when oue has the honor of of ficial trust and responsibility thrust upon him. In this couneii- 4rMf hand, ior aim st immediately af ter he had taken charge of the uffi. e, and bufore he h,.d time to look about him and see wht is necessary to be done inthemater ofchang.'S in the persone! of the office, a certain official (thinking to calch him unawaie-) approach ed him aud undertook to snow and construe to him "the law' which this hasty official said re quired the Recorder 4,to immedi ately appoint his subordinates." This was done iu the hope that as Mr. Matthews is new in office he would feel bound by this gr.'tuitous nniiQtrnnfinn nf tVia Iuto irl mol-n haste to 'reappoint" some of the old officials in order tint thiy may show him 'how to run the office." But in that move the of ficial in question was mistaken, for the Recorder said "I know where the law is in reference to this matter and will see that it is properly construed; and further when 1 get ready to appoint I shall do so, and not fail to do it in accordance with the law." It is needles to say the Recorder was understood and the anxious official retired. MR. MATTHEWS OF ALBANY. The appointment of Mr. James C. Matthews, of Albany, to the of fice of Recorder of Deeds for the District was no doubt a surprise to mauy. His rejection by the Senate caused the gossipers to conclude that his political ambition and hope of success under a democratic ad ministration would be monuments of blighted hope for those who would follow in the footsteps of Mr. Matthews. We are inclined to believe that the new recorder has been placea in a false light. We are inclined to believe that he has been more sinued against thau he has sinned. What are the facts ? Mr. Matthews saw fit to support the democratic party which was his prerogative as an American citi zen. His party was successful, and rewarded him for his ability and adherence to its principles. The position to which he was uomiuat ed is said to belong to the District people, and for that reason 9 it has been said, that he is objectionable. If it is because he is a Negro, we congratulate the president for his bold stand aud it becomes us as American citizens to throw away party seuumeniaiity auuexerciBe the rights given to us. Senator Ingalls aud a few other republican Senators, except Senator Van wyck, voted against the confirmation of Mr. Matthews. Senator Logau would have voted for him had he been present. Iu the committee every republican voted against him while the democrats voted for him. We make this statement and defy contradiction. The republican Sen ate has committed a bluuder by re fusing to connrra Mr. Matthews. We have but little faith iu Senator Ingalls. Heisa dyspeptic chrouic objector to every measure that is fathered by a ifegro. We see all classes calling on Mr. Matthews at Willards Hotel, which is an evidence that he is honored aud respected. Among his callers are the leadiug district democrats, chiefs of bureaus and men in high official and social standing includ ing Marshal A. A. Wilson, the superintendent ot the Treasury Department, the marshal of Indi ana and several members of the District bar. All of the represen tative District democrats have called on Mr. Matthews; and if thei;e had been any opposition by them to his confirmation it is not to be presumed that they would call on him. We are inclined to believe that the Senate acted unfairly to ward Mr. Matthews. The Senate had nothing to do with his politics. We are a republican and believe in the principles ot that party, but we beliveiu rendering uuto Caesar the things that are Caesars. Iu justice, to Mr. Matthews we must admit that he has made a manly fight and his deportment in this city should command the respect of our citizens. Let us welcome our neV Recorder and show to him that we are a people and not a narrow con tracted class as we have been rep resented. O UR WEEKLY K KVIE W . THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PART Y WILL THE UNITED STATES EIGHT TENNESSEE NEGROES VOTE THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. MR. DOUG LASS RETIRES. President Cleveland has demon strated the fact that he is president of the United States. It should be gratifying to the American Negro to know that there is one man iu the democratic party who is (lis posed to deal justly towaids them. The Secretary of State is in a muddle. He doesn't know what to do with Mr. Bayard has made a demand on the Mexican government which will not be adhered to. Nothing is left for the government to do, but fight. There are six million of Negroes in the United States and it is a question whether one of them will take up arms aud defend that which they do not enjoy. The ac tion of the TENNESSEE NEGROES has surprised the republican con gressional committee. Two thirds of them iu the August election vot ed the democratic ticket. The re publican state committee set down upon some of the colored leaders and in return for the rebuke, the ticket was defeated. This is the way to act when we are mistreated. Recorder DOUGLASS retired Irom his office, a free Amer ican citizen, while Mr, Matthews t ikt scharge as the leader of the new democracy. Mr. Matthews has the mo&t abiding faith in the democrat ic party aud its principles, and should that party fail to do what the deciples of the new democracy demaud, thej will no doubt return like the prodigal son . We are con fident that Mr. Matthews will con duct the recorders office with cred it to himself and the race to which he is identified. "We believe that he is sincere in the principles he is advocating, we believe him to be a true frieud of the race and entirely free of color prejudice of which he has been charged. We believe he will prove hiraselt a man and a worthy citizen. If he proves to be what we believe he will be, he shall have our support regardless of his politics. HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, D. C. THE PEOPLE'S INSTITUTION", Open to ALL RACES and BOTH SEXES, The Industrial. Normal, Prepar atory and College Departments will open Sept. lo, 1SS6, and this Theo-' logical Department, October 1. Tu ition Free, For full particulars addrc J. B. JOUNSON, Secretary." ' THE LAW DEPARTSIEKT Will open sept. 15. Able faculty. Tui tion cheap. Add t ess, Pi of. J H. Smith, Seer, tary, 522 8ih St., N. W. THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (Which includes Dental and Pharmaceut ical Courses), will op.-u Oct 1. superior advantages. Terms Vi-rv low. Address Prof. C. B. Purvis. M. D. I secretary, 1118 12th Street, N". V THE BOX set h - The subject of this sketch is Rev. Geo. E. Bragg, of Petersburg, Va., formerly editor of the Virginia Lancet, but now editor of the Atro Americau Church mau. This young man turned the Lancet over to his sister Miss Carrie Bragg who is the present editress, a highly educated youug lady to enable him to study for the Episcopal Ministry. Prior to his entering the ministry, he has been a member of several con ventions in bis state. He resumed his theological studies for the Epis copal ministry in June of the pres ent year, past his examinations iu literature and theology aud expects to be ordained the first of next October. The National convention of coloied journalists, which met at Atlantic City N. J. August 3rd aud 4th re-elected Rev. Bragg, sec retary of the associotiou. He is the vounsrest colored editor in the United States and one of the most brillliant He is styled the boy ed itor on account of his youthful ap pearauce. He is between 20 and 23 years old. CLARA TO LOUISE. Dear Lou : Your visit to Atlan tic City was no doubt enjoyed. I have been detained at home on ac count of sickness. The SCUOOL trusteeship has not been settled as yet. I have wiitten to the Commis sioners urging the appoiumeut of Prof. AY. B. Johnson. I am sure that he would make a goud school omen. I paw my respects to the New recorder a few days ago. I admire him very much. Iheaid the new minister last Sabbath. 1 hope the congre gation will not call him He is a West Indiau aud you know I have but little faith iu them. I hardly believe that he will be called to fill the Presbyterian pulpit. The musical entertainment by Warren's orchestra last Weduesday was a grand success. Prof. Small wood is entitled to great praise for the success of his first orchestral entei taiument. Amouff those Dies- eut I noticed Washington's best society. I am'really proud of this orchestra and hope that the citizens will support the organization. The program was artistically carried out, to the satisfaction ot all pres ent. Alterwhieh the invited guests repaired to the spacious (lining roo'm in the Yan jftess mansion and partook ot a tine collation which had been prepared by the manager. I also attended the rehearsal Fri day evening aud enjoyed the sweet strains of music, which filled my heart with delight. The excursion ot the 0RP11EUS MUSICAL CLUB to Marshall hall Friday evening was attended by the -elite of the city. The managers ot this organ ization know just how to manage to have a success. Yours truly, Clara. SOUTH WASHINGTON NEWS. L. G. Fletcher, Agent and Collector. The Annual election of offi :ers for the Baptist Sunday school Union, will take place to morrow at the Zion Baptist church, JB1 st., bet. 4J aud 3d, s. w. Among the names mentioned a:e the Rev. Wm. J. Walker, the onganiz -rj Wra. J. Howard, the treasurer, vice president Tayl r and Sup't. McDonald of the Jfuurth church, Janie M Hill and MarvE. Wilsou. The sad death of Mr. Joshua Johnsor, nged 65 years, who was killed by the cars of the Washing ton and Ahxandria railroad on Saturday night last, near E .rt R-nyon, w..s quite a she ck to the community as well as the large family -aud circle of friends. Mrs. O.K:. Purwellstill n mains ill at her retideuce 210 E st. The many and old friends of long standing in this city of Mr. J " . .j EDITOR. AS 4f .v Lewis King of Middlesex Co., Va. will regret much to le rn of hi death, which eeutredfii the 20 li of J uly Mr. Eliiah Bovd who wa-i on a visit to this citv from Locu3t Hill. Va , and who was very sick here tor several weeKs, lett by way of Baltimore for his home on Tues day last. The Wesley ans are alive for Monday next for Harper's Ferry. Rev. J. B. Fieldsia establishing quite a prestige among the minis try of Washington by his manner of handling the doctrine. forwar.lecl to each pastor conven tional circulars on African Mission wo k, for the fifth Sunday's col lection in this mouth. The Gen eral Agent and ?euretary, Rev. J". A. Taylor, is due here on the 18. Eye witnesses who saw the death of Joshua Johnson on S t uid.iy evening last by the 11:37 train said that his escape from the incoming train caused his de truc tion by the s-uth bound; that he wa3 muiih.ted, and the small pieces had to be collected with shovels. The Virginia Avenue Bup'ist Sunday school has appointed ,th following ladiep, membeis of the Baptist Sunday School Home Mission Society of the District of Oolunrtrtit. m Iraca "Uucy JUL. Ru:e, Laura A. West, Mary E. Wilson, Lucinda C. Greene, IdaB. White, and Lillie Hart. This society was organized tor the purpose of work ing up a greater interest among the children of the more destitu e localities of the city. Mi-s Mattie E. Pryor is president, Miss Junie M. Hill, secretary aud Miss Mc Call treaurer. Communion services at the Wesley Ziou, Alt. Jezreel, Nine teenth Sneet, fehiloh and theEirst Baptist churches West Washing ton were all well attended- by members and ministers from other parts of the city. The Tribe of Benjamin, No. 5 of the Eirst Baptist'churcb, 6 and G sts., made a handsome presen tacion to suid church on the 3rd. The aiticle3 were presented by Rev. Li. S. Laws whom they had chosen for the occasion. The a'journed entetainment from Monday July the 26:h inst., by the Yirginia Avenue S. S., was a perfect success. Rev. "Washington Holmes, pas tor of the Israel Baptist church is now in Virgiuia. Mr.R. Greene and ,vife, ore on a visit to their relatives in this city and Arlington, Ya. We see no reason why mutual aid societies managed by coloied men should not be more patronized by colo ed citizens VVe refuse colored uewspapers, as a race and criticise that weakness in our conduct, which is perpetu ally hurtful, while we purchase and sustaiu the white papers only to viiLfy, and render us inferior as a race. Colored newspaper men are much like the ministers who bring blessings, but receive c?irsep. They are a kind of "He came unto His own, and His own received Hi nT not." But again like the ministers, if he cominnes through the smoke of prejudice, ignorance -and 'superstition, into the iiht of the real knowledge lor well 'fought purposes, khe shall reap if he faint nut." Out of 38 states, 31 will hold elections this tall. Rhode Island having held her's on the 7th of April, and Crgn on the 7th of June, -there are still live unuc Counttd. for. These elections will be held as follows: In Maiue,gov- ernor, legislature aud eono-r. men are to be elected on the ltj of September; Georgia, state ( ftu ere, Oct. 6; but in November, with but two exceptions, congressmen are to be elected in all srates. latOTOJEiKiir ARR1AGE WORKS OUR Ho. 14 BUCCY. "We manufacture Open and Top Bug. fies, consisting of the Side Spring, End pring, Brewster, Timken and Edward Storm Spring. Also various styles of Two-Seated Car riages, Wagons, Cutters and Sleighs. OUR No. 5 WACOM. Liberal discoTint to the trade. Send for Catalogue and Prices before buying. H0TCHK1N CARRIAGE WORKS, SYRACUSE, N. 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