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?I m fi: lr Ml ) .' l II i 1 : i ii ii h ' El. if " 1 2 1 ".t.! 'Hi . - pi- OS'-fe.r. LA '? i Tr?!f' , ? a.VLt -3-rf"-tw'-sHS5 " T tWTWT-.,j"J jugairw agrafcsaaaswjftu THE WASHINGTON BEE. Published every Saturday at 1109 1 Street Nortkwest, Washington, D. C Entered at the P.Bt Office at Washington coud cUhs mall u-ttter.l W. CALVIN CHASE. Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One copy per year $2.00 Six mouths i-oo Three mouths 60 Citv subscribers, monthly 20 SPECIAL NOTICE. m There are regular Authorized Col lectors in the employ of THE BEE Printing Co., and when they call to see delinquent subscribers they are re quested to pay them, and not give the excuse that "they will see the Editor." The Editor has no time to see the sub scribers, and it is hoped that his friends and the patrons of THE BEE will pay the Collector when he calls. "SPOILSMEN." From the Daily Post. Bui if we admit that all the lower places are sought for more for the money there is in them than for the glory of their possessions, it does not by any means necessarily follow that the men who seek them are spoilsmen. They do not "seek personal profit at public cost," because their appoint ment will not cost the public a cent. A holds a place, the emoluments of which are $4,000 a year. His term is about to expire, and either he is to be reap pointed or some other man is to go into that office. B asks the appoint ment, because he really wants the $4,000. In four years it will bring him $16,000. It will help him to educate his boys and girls and give his family a better social position. It is so much of a prize that B, C and D, and the rest of the alphabet enter the struggle for it for just the same reasons that inspired A and all who have ever held it. There is no element of the spoilsman's character in such a contest. The ap plicants propose no raid on the Treas ury, no addition to public expenditures. The only question is, which of a large number of honest, reputable citizens, each impelled by good motives, each desiring to do the best he can for his family, or, it may be, his creditors, shall have the place. The Bee quite agrets with its contemporary, the Daily Post. It might have gone a little further and said if persons who apply for the lower offices are spoilsmen, a man who aspires for the Presidency of the United States is equally a 'spoilsman." Perhaps those who apply for the trie offices are like thieves who make big steals. They are called honorable gentlemen, but they are thieves in the eyes of the law just the same. This is a political government, and when an attempt is made to uphold a sham civil service law it will be deth to any party The world is made up of spoils men, no matter how high or how low they may be. IS THIS TRUE? From the Star of Zion. It is thought that Bishop Arnett will be the biggest colored man with this administration. Don't you believe it. Bishop Hood, who is also a persoual friend of the new President, Secretary Sherman, Speaker Reed and Senator Foraker, will not get left. He spent three days in Washington last week, and, after calling on these gentlemen, he went away smiling. Well, if the administration is to be controlled by a colored denomi nation, to the total exclusion of other religious bo -ie3, no doubt the A. M. E. Church, otherwise known as the African Methoaist Episcopal Church, will elect the nex Presi dent. If Bishop Arnett's Bible racket is to make his son Register of the Treasury, we would suggest a Bible from other denominations, with a pictu e gallery annexed, containing the colored Bishops. Some white people have an idea that the colored Bishops exert a great deal of influ ence over colored voters. The col. ored Bishop cut a small figure in politics, so far as the colored voter is codcerned. ' We believe in the church, but we have no faith in colored Bishops, no matter who they are. T his church and bishop racket endeavored to fool the late Ptesidents Hayes and Garfield, but President Harrison took no stock in them. These men boast of the influence they have had over Presidents, and recently it has become obnoxious and ridiculous. To hear Bishop Arnett and other colored Bishops of the A. M. E. Church talk, one would suppose that they will run this administra tion. For God's sake, give us a rest. T1JE CIVIL SERVICE. From The People's Choice. It is a very strange thing to say why some ofithe little two by four politicians seem to endorse the Civil Service views of the present administration. They, themselves have, with tears in their eyes, said they were soon to take up their abode in the Capitol city. They have been blowing off steam for the longest upon this idea that Maj. McKinley, jr., would by one stroke of his pen, blot the whole thing out of existence. Now here, little pop guns, if you ever expect to live in Washington city at Uncle Sam's expense, you had bet ter let up on the endorsement of the Civil Service system. The stand taken by this paper against its existence, we will stand. We do not indorse a Civil Serv ice administration, nevertheless, we believe that President McKin ley will do the fair thing, and if he finds it detrimental to his adminis tion he may ask relief. "The wheels of the gods grind slow." THE NEXT PUBLIC PRINTER. HIS ENEMIES. Prof. W. C. O. Jacque3, who is The Bee's traveling art corres pondent has got a lot of little dogs barking at him. A paper in Florida, another in Texas and others elsewhere have been saying everything mean about him. None of them have been truthful enough to say that he has spent a great deal of money and has demon strated himself to be a thorough race man. No body knows the reasons why Prof. Jacques was divorced better than the Florid i anrl Texas edi tors. Go easy gentlemen, you may be told something that may be unpleasant. It is reported on good authority that Public Printer Palmer will be appointed in ue time to succeed Hon. Thomas E. Benedict, the present Public Printer, who has made such an efficient officer. HMn. Frank Palmer, who served as Pub lic Priuter, under President Harri son. Mr. Palmer is a practical man, like Mr. Benedict. Uuder the administration of Air Palmer he always adopted the merit jsystem and recognized the colored man. The Recorder heard a false alarm this week. The democratic party in this city is divided. It will come together in 1900, no doubt. The appointment of Hon. John W. Ross will meet the approval of all classes. If Congress will abolish the civil service law there is no doubt that Major McKinley will be the unani mous choice of his party in 1900. Col. Truesdell has made a good Commissioner, and colored officers have been recognized. Mr Chapin Brown is making the boys hustle. AN OKLAHOMA JOURNA LIST. A BRILLIANT SPEAKER AND A POLI TICIAN. S. Douglass Russell, the subject of this sketch, is a native of the State of Mississippi, having been born in Natchez, Adams County, 35 years ago. He emigrated early in life to the State of Louisiana, but not being AMUSEMENTS. "2". 2&. C iL. THE SECOND ANNUAL ii -P ii i 01 - AIW3 yuuni yl4- For the Benefit of the Gymnasium Fund, will open in Odd Fellows' Hall, M Street, N. W., MARCH 22, 1897, ar.d close Friday Even'g, April 16, (Emancipation Day.) Open every evening, except Saturdays and Sundays. Young Rolls' ffiafeinee Every Saturday Afternoon from i to 6 o'clock. Music by Washington National Mnsicil Orchestra, Prof. Thomas Washington, Leader. Single Admission - 10c. Children at Saturday Matinees 5a Season Tickets - 50c. S. DOUGLASS RUSSELL. The Laugston boom for District Commissioner seems to be asleep. THE DUMPING GROUND. OUR DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Mr. Henry E. Davis has an excel lent opportunity to show his liber ality by appointing one of the man colored attorneys, before the Dis trict bar, as one of his prosecuting officers. There are several men from whom he can select, namely, Mr. Robert H. Terrell, one of the brightest young men at the bar, or Mr. James H. Smith, fully compe tent. Prof. Birney, with all of his re nnhliRanism. a teacher in Howard University Law School, didn't select one from among the many young men he has graduated from that institution, although he is re ceiving some of its benefits. Mr. Birney is from a State that doesn't believe in Negrology, and. perhaps, he may have been affected bo far as the colored lawyers are concerned. Mr. Davis is a District man, born and reared in the city of Washing ton. His father-in-law is a repub lican who knows no prejudice. He can show to the world, as a gold democrat, that he has faith in the ability of the colored attorney. Let Mr. Davis do his duty. The District of Columbia seems to be the dumping ground for every pot-house politician. No where in this country would office seekers dare make application for local appointments, except in this city. The citizens of Washington will concede to outsiders all the Gov ernment offices, if they are per mitted to control their own local offices. We want the elective franchise re3'ored to us ; we w nt to elect our own officers and make our own laws. Prof J. M. Gregory will be heard from :n a few days. He is not slumbering, and don't you forget it. The colored citizens are unani mous for Col. John W. Ross for Commissioner. COLORED CITIZENS MR. ROSS. INDORSE RECORDER DANCY. From the Star of Zion. I Hon. John C. Dancy stands the best chance of any black man of receiving I the position of Recorder of Deeds of Washington, U. C we know wnereoi we speak. The next Recorder of Deeds, if it is a District man, will be Col M. M Holland The Bee knows whereof it speaks. Do you see ? THAT BIBLE. - From the Star of Zion. Bishop . rnett, w' o was the prime mover in presenting a Bible to Presi dent McKinley, has filed an application for his son to be Register of the Treas ury If this Bible wins, the thousands of office-seekers will load down the President with Bibles. President McKinley could not appoint Bishop Arnetfs son if he wished to. "God loves a cheerful giver," and so rlos President Mc- Kinlfiv. The Bible Dusmess is a chestnut. Our esteemed contemporary The Richmond Planet is not aware ihat the editor in Florida was the causa of the trouble between the party mentioned in his last issue, and his wife. He failed to state that. If the party had married the num ber, that the Florida editor nlftimpd. would not the law have! handled him long ago ? The charge is false. A meeting of colored citizens was held in the office of The Bee Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of consider ing the District Commissionership. Mr. W. Calvin Chase, Editor of The Bee, presided with Mr. L. H. Peter son, as secretary. Mr. Chase, among other things, said that one of the best friends the Afro American citizen had on the Board of District Commissioners was Mr. John V. Ross. Mr. Peterson offered, and the meet ing unanimously passed a preamble and resolution, reciting that the term of John W. Ross, as Commissioner of the District of Columbia, had expired, much to the regret ot the Alro-A.nen-can citizens of the District of Colum bia, who had always held him in high esteem. He had served the people of this city as Commissioner, and on all occasions treated the most humble citizen with respect and consideration, not at any time in his official capacity ignoring the just claims of those in humble positions, and declaring that the colored citizens of Washington, in public meeting assembled, unani mously indorse Mr Ross fur the office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and respectfully ask Presi dent McKinley to nominate him to succeed himself as Commissioner of the District of Columbia. A committee of three, consisting of Dr. Brooks, L. H. Peterson and Mr. Hewlett, was appointed to present the resolutions to the President. pleased with the climate of the Pelican State, he shortly moved westward into Texas, where he lo cated at once being interested in the political affairs of that State, taking an active and leading part in everything that was for interest and progress of the citizens, and especially the colored citizens of the great commonwealth of Texas. Shortly after coming into this State. Mr. Russell established him self in the newspaper business, purchasing nd owning a fully equipped printing press and outfit, of which he was sole proprietor and editor for a number of years. His aggressiveness, energy, and in domitable will, infused into this paper, soon made its influence felt, and to this influence is largely due the organization and strength of the republican party of the State to-day. Mr. Russell has always and at all times, since his public career be gan, identified himself with every move that had for its object the ad vancement and well being of his race. In 1892 Mr. Russell came to Ok lahoma, bringing his printing press with him and located in Kingfisher city. He at once began the publication of his paper here, but h id the mis fortune of being burned out and his press and entire outfit. Since his arrival in the territory Mr. Russell ha3 taken a great deal of interest in politics and public affairs generally. He purchased a new press and outfit about a year ago and is now publishing a wide wake newspaper in the interest of and for the advancement and ele vation of his race. Mr. Russell U recognised as a brave and brainy leader in thisT r ritory. At the Territorial Colored Men's Convention, composed of 1 00 delegates, representing 70,000 col ered people; Mr. Russell was elected president of the Colored Men'a Protective League of Okla homa. As president of the above named league and e.litor of The Constitution he is doing much good for his race. As a public speaker and mana ger of public affairs, he is very often styled "the Blaine" of Ok lahoma. The republican legisla tive convention, c mposed of 48 white and 15 colored delegates nominated him last year (1896) over four other white candidates to represent this, the 10th district in the Territorial Legislature. He made a remarkable race but with the rest of his parry he was beaten by the fusion of democrats and populists. We understand that he is likely to be an applicant for the School Land Commissioner of Oklahoma. J. H. Meriweather, Pres. Y.M.C.A. R. S. Smith, Secretary " " committee of arrangements: Maj. C. A. Fleetwood, Chairman. Miss Irene E. Brown, Secretary. Mr. Robert C. Douglas, Treas. FREE STOP OVER AT WASHING TON. On all through tickets between the East, West, North, and South, readine via Baltimore and Ohio Railroad a stop-over at Washington can be 'se cured, without extra charge for rail road fare, by depositing the ticket unon arrival at Washintxtnn .;!. it. B. & O. station ticket agent at that point. Washington is always attrac tive to visitors, and particularly so while Congress is in session. This ar rangement for stop-over privilege wi!l doubtless be appreciated by the public and will bring to the National l apitol many travelers to view its superb pub lic buildings, monuments, museums and thoroughfares. M2o,2t ' J. L. HENDRIX - Manager. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN AT QUEEN'S THEATRE. THE Capital Furniture Company, 1238 Seventh Street, HI, WASHINGTON, D.C. DEALERS IN STOVES. J&TT$ISEg. Refrigerators, COAL OIL and GASOLINE STOVES. SPECIAL PRICES OX BED ROOM SUITS. Goods Sold on small Weekly and Monthly Payments. That Harriet Beeceer Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" remains a favorite among theatre-goers in this city was well illustrated hist evening by the immense audience which filled the Queen's Theatre, from orchestra to gallery, at the first performance of the drama by the Stowe Company. The play has lost none of its peculiarly at tractive features, and its pathos and humor were well brought out last even" ing by the different members of the company, the majority of whom are artists of considerable merit. The lead ing roles are well taken, especially those of Uncle Tom, the Marks Broth ers and Topsy, and the mounting and detail of the play are much above the average. A number of novel features are introduced between the acts, the chief oi which are the vocal selections , Qqij and fljiver watches, dia by the Crescent City Quartette and the mnnriH .v-, niatoln t?nna. ma. cakewalk. The play will run the en- monas, jewelry, pistoia, guns, m tire week: with dailv matinees. , cnanfcal tools, ladiea and gentle. Established 1866. l BBBMSTIHE'S llll OFFIK. 861 Pennsylvania Avenue. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. While the old story of Uncle Tom, as told by Harriet Beecher Stowe, has been taught in every community and in J all parts of this northern hemisphere, , no prettier telling of the old tale ever ) was been tutiu I dot uigmo JJIUUUV.UUU by the Stowe Company. From first to last it was eood in every particular. Weak points, like badly drilled sol-. diers, stick out in a marked degree, and in this instance all this was con spicuous by its absence. As anoffset to the sadness of the tale the specialties deserve special mention. The cake walk was, in its way, beyond criticism, and the singing and dancing something long to be remembered. Should our local play-goers fail to see this combi nation they can blame themselves and no one else for neglecting a mighty fine entertainment. The Fair. men's wearing apparel. Old gold and silver bought. Unredeemed pledgee for sale. Specials for this week AT 1712 14th St. between R and S The largest House Furnishing Goods Store in the Northwest Sec tion. Ten per cent, less than down town prices. Beautiful Holiday and Wedding Presents, fjf Open Evenings. E. P. SMITH, Prop. LDWBB I Corner nth and T St. N. W. Fresh Pork, - 7c pound Fresh Country Eggs, - 20c dozen Sugar Cured Shoulders, - sclb Sugar cured hams, - - nclb Smoked and Green Sausage, - 7c lb Best Elgin Creamery butter, - 25c lb Dressed Chickens, - - 10c lb Aunt Jemimahs Pancake Flour, - 9 package Victor Brand Rolled Oats, 7c package Prime Rib Roast, - - 10c Fresh Pigs Feet, - 15c dozen Pure lard, - . - 6c lb Nearby I.ish Potatoes, - 38cbu Sweet Potatoes, - - 45cbu. LOVE BROS., 10th and L, nth and M, 14th and S, nth and T Sts. K. M. WlLSOtf. THE RECORDERSHIP. A District man may be appointed Recorder of Deeds, but he will be well known and acceptable to all the people. I The republican party in the Dis trict of Columbia will, no doubt, be a factor with the President. OUR NEW ACQUISITION. Mr. Oliver F. Gray, Attorney-at-Law has been added to the reportorial staffofTHE Bee. Mr. Gray is a young man, who has been living in Ohio, but intends to make this city his perma nent home. He is a good writer and an energetic young man. Any favors shown him will be appreciated by the management. Persons in the West end who want to advertise in The Bee can send a card to Mr. Gray, 940 25th street, n. w. Some people criticize you for doing the same thing they would like to do, but cannot get a chance. There is an exciting race for the Re corder of Deeds between Mr. L. C- Bailey and Col. M. M. Holland. It is I a lively race, but friendly. The former asserts that he has a cinch on the of fice, while the latter is convinced that he is the coming man. Dr. George W. Bryant of Baltimore, Md., is being booked for the place. Mr. Joshua Parker of Dover, Del., has the entire State behind him. The District contingent will be dis- I appointed if a white man hould get the place, it wouic De a gooa ining 11 me office was given to some District white man, which would forever cool the ardor of the politicians of the United States. It is a lively foot race, and should John P. Green of Ohio secure it it will not be a disappointment. WANTED, AT ONCE ! Two boys, at this office, t make themselves generally useful. Call , between 4 and 5 o'clock. DEALER IN Staple and ti IK Fancy Groceries Fresh. Salt and Smoked Meats. Fresh Butter, Eggs and Country Produce. Choice Fruits and Table Luxuries. Tobacco, Cigars and Confectionery. Utn St. N. W.