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Hrm-kMgC Ml.Si-v; t i - ''-"" P IliJb WASHINGTON BEE to fl h iJff.K II i".' l: r 1 li'U II i -r I : 4lf " si iSilllllllt JOHNSON AND LUTlRELL. SECRET ORDERS Office of D. F. Seville, G. S. D. C. Washington, D. C, March 22, iS97 The following: is issued for the infor mation ol the Command, as follows : 1st. The meeting of K I. called for Thuisdiy March 25, was for the pur oose of makinpr arrangements for the observance of Ascension day. 2nd. We will observe Ascension, which will be here A'ay 27. We will also observe St. John's day, June 24; also the Arabic New Year, which will be June 2. 3d. All Mastor Masons and Royal Arch are requested to secure their proper aprons as soon as possible ; also their K. T. uniforms. 4th. The members of Mecca Tem ple, who haven't their fez are re quested to secure the same. 5th. Relative to K. T. uniform. The Grand Commandery approved of four designs, as follows : Full dress ; spe cial full dress ; fatigue and social la tigue, and the malta clo;'k 6th. For further instr ictions, con sult the designs on the ti stle board ; also don't forget that Thl; Bee (that stings is our organ.) Fraternally and Courteously, D. F. SEVILLE, Grand Scribe. GEMS FROM THE QU RRIES. The President, Mr. McKinley, is a Pilgrim warrior ; he has been elected by Al-Koran Mosque Oasis. Cleve land, to cross the Sands, owing to en gagements. &c, he has been prevented from so doing. In the near future he will stand the test. Delegates from the Masonic Bodies of the District of (. olumbia, met last Saturday evening at National Rifles Armory, to discuss the subject of or ganization of a asonic Temple Build ing. In the near luture new bodies will be formed in several sister jurisdictions, notwithstanding the pressure that is be ing brought to bear against it. This is a big world and people are doing things in this day and time that was never done before. 1 Partly true.) Brother D. F. Seville has been ap pointed and Commissioned as Deputy Supreme Ruler of Knights and Ladies of St. Paul's Headquarters, Philadel phia, Pa. The Order is a white Fra ternal Secret Beneficial Order, incor porated under the laws of the State of Tennsylvania. Brother Seville has been presented with a tine medal sou venir, eotten up by the Grand Lodge of Masons (white) of New York. It is a neat design and a neat present, and was presented by one of his white brethren living in New York. The oldest Inspector-General in the United States among Colored Masons is the Illustrious H." H. Gilbert, 33, living in Philadelphia, Pa He re ceived his degrees in New York, in 1S42 from Inspector-General Joseph W. B. Smith, 330. who was the first colored man in the United States to receive the 350, at the ses sion held in New York city in 1SS1. There were present four of "the Smith or Ray Supreme Council living, namely, Dr. Peter Ray, 5$c, Inspector John Dut'on, 330, Patrick Reason, 330, and H. H. Gilbert. 330. Brother Gil bert is also the oldest Colored Knight Templer in the United States. He be ing one of the chartered members of St. George's Commander', which was instituted January 12, 1S20", A. D. The first Colored Commandery instituted in this country among Colored Masons, Brother Gilbert is also a Son of the Dessert and Imperial Captain of the Guard of the Imperial Council for N. S. A., presided over by Noble J. G. Jones. 330. von't hsteii ; you ev-en , fc cf Johnson anc olay in your backyard theo,dJ d nd Btg OwI vas ,thlscitv. you will One of the best dry goods stores to patronize in this city is the well-known and Luttrell. one of t reliable firms in city. ou will meet with polite target can be found, as I said before, I have x-rays and occasionally I plant j them in certain directions. 1 have been telling you to be good for a long time and vou won t listen ; you even 1 wouldn't let me and because I said Kinea, out mere vas a rcsu.icuwii, ,rf ;nmmj; jri-. ...u' and I am a lively-c- -orth a , r TeTdyToinoou gSo'ds even" if dozen dead men Fori ghtupon dark , d , h p,frchase lhem subjects read The Washington Bee. , Kead their advertisei;cnt this week The Grand Lodge of Ohio (white,) and see for yourselves what wonderful August 1S91, split and incorporated 1 bargains you can make at this place under the laws 01 tne state ana re- ior nrst-ciass goods, uon t tail to call ceived its charter irom tne secretary of the State, under the title of Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio. Cause of split, edict issued by the Grand Master, relative to A. A. S. R. degrees at once. PHILADELPHIA DOTS. The Odd Fellows of West Washing ton elected their officers last Saturday night. They appointed at this meet ing a Building Committee and expect to erect the hall this year. ine two urana .Masters mei mej other dav. There was a cessession of hostilities. In the near future the hatchet may be buried, who knows ? Brother John W. Curry, of the City Post Office, we are glad to say, is much improved. Large number of friends have called to see Bi other John. With rest and quiet Brother Curry will pull out right side up. He lives at 1220 10th street, n. w. There will be a general meeting some time next month of the Masons and their families. Watch The Bee for the full particulars. Kalif-Alee Temple will meet some time next month. All who are behind had better be getting ready. The Cimeter will loop heads, if there is no shekles to buy fodder for the camels. Those who will receive statements, should take heed accordingly, for the time has come when some of the de linquents can no longer be favored with the Muezzin's. "Call and they shall be cast into outer darkness. Say, who ever is in error, let the merciful ex tend to him length of davs, until thev see what thev are threatened with i Koran Shorah XIX, 79. Solomon's Temple was a tine build ing. The sides of the throne was pure gold, ieet 01 it were emeraias ana pearls. The throne had seven steps, I and on each side were delineated or chards filled with trees. The branches which were of precious stones, repre senting ripe and unripe fruit ; on the ' top of the trees fowls of the most beau tiful plumage were represented, and these were hollow within and made to utter sounds of a thousand melodious tunes. On the first step vere vine branches, with bunches of grapes, composed of precious stones, arranged in such a n anner as to give the differ ent colors of purple, violet, green, and red, so as to represent fruit in its variaus stages, from green to ripe. t fTo be continued next week.) HOT SANDS I Relative to those parties who said that he ought to be shot Whenever the partiesdesire to put their wishes in execution, they know where the We were pleased to meet Dr W. D. Cook, pastor of the A. M. E. Church in Brooklyn, N. Y., last Monday morn ing at the Ministers meeting. He is one of the leading ministers in that connection. Dr. I. L. Barksdale. pastor of the Union Street Baptist Church, is one of the leading ministers in the city and is doing a great work in up-lifting his people and church and is meeting suc cess on even- hand. Rev. N. I). Temple, of Bethel A. M. E. Church in Germantown, is doing a grand work among his people. He is one of our rising young men. Dr. T. D. Tharp is one of the lead ing colored doctors in this city, and has a large practice among the best people of "this city. We went around last Monday even ing to witness the exercises of the Youne People's Literarv Society of the Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church and listened to an interesting debate on the "'Statesman and Warrior," be tween Dr. Tharp and Vr. Gordon and others, and we were asked to sen e as one of the judges with Mr. G. E. Flick erson, Mr Eben Handy, Mr. John C. Asbury, Editor of The Journal and Mr. Suther Nicholas, Attofney-at-Law Mr Newman Ash. is a dealer in old lu-niture and is doing a good business. He is one of the leading business men of this city. Mrs. Estella Woodward & Co., ar tists have opened a fine art studio at No.- 122S South Eleventh street, where all kind of crayon and pastel portraits. and all her work is hrst-class and one of the leading colored artists in the citv. Send them your pictures and they will give you good work. The "Exale" Negro Art Company was organized this week week to en large all kinds of crayon and pastel por traits, with Mr. Charles E. Wilson, president; hdwarc Kandaii, vice president; George W. Talbert, secre tary; John Offut, treasurer; and their studio is at 1236 Park Avenue. We wish the young men success. They are students of the Columbia Negro Art Studio, at Washington, D. C. Mrs. Hattie Brown, who has ju:t completed her course in art at the Philadelphia Art Normal, under the instructions of Mr. W. '. O. Jacques, has just opened an art studio at No 1S19 Pemberton street. We wish her success and recommend her work to the public. Dr Jonahan Phillips is one of the leading colored doctors of North Phil adelphia, and has a very large prac tice, which we are glad to announce. He is a coming young doctor. Mr. W. A. Newman is one of the leading shoemakers in the city. He is a young man, full of pluck and ail his work is first-class and is a credit to his race, 101S Lombard street. Mr. James H. Freeman is the head of an institution, looking to elevation of our people in the commercial world and give one another employment in our stores and shops, and can be found at 907 Lombard street. The Washington Bee can be found on sale each week at Mrs Estella Woodward's studio. No. :22s South Eleventh street, at 5 cents a copy. The Quaker City Art Studio, at No Q2i Darien street. "under the manage ment of Mrs. Lula Wilson, artist, where you can learn the art of painting and drawing and have your pictures painted. Call and see her. Mrs. Katie Dickerson has a nice studio on the corner of Chestnut and 17th streets and is teaching and doing nice work. The Bee can be found there for sale every week. LITERARY NOTES. In keeping with the season of spring time and blossoming, the April number of The American Queen is a revelation of magazine, beauty and excellence. This Easter issue establishes The Queen more firmly than ever in ths forefront of the great monthly journals of the day. Its colored cover, a triumph in artistic design and printinc is a picture worthy of preservation, and framed under glass will be a charming souvenir of '97. The special features are numerous; each one de serves comment: "Women Pastors," chronicles and illustrates the remark able church work that is being carried on under the direct ministrations of some eighty odd ordained women pas tors throughout the United States. Fashions, of course, in honor of the Spring openings are treated lavishly and brilliantly with many notable pic tures and a vast deal of advance news from Paris. There is a delicious little story of "Two Easter Bonnets." White Aprons tells all that is new in the way of Summer draperies, and there are in addition many incidental articles of unusual interest, sure to attract wide attention and share honors with The Dressmaker, The Queen's Cooking School and other delightful depart ments that crowd the pages of this al together notable number. A new feature ot lhc American Oueen that will attract attention in the May issue is the first of a series of charming novelettes. The initial one is from the pen of that popular maga zine author, John T. A Becket and is called "Hildegarde von Etten ; or, In Memorv of His Wife." It is a delicious love storv of modern life, full of inci dent, is amusing and capitally written. KANN SONS & CO. This the busy corner firm. You can always see a crowd of people in this place. It is because you can purchase goods there at any price. Messrs. Kami and his polite clerks are always on the qui five to catch what is most pleasing to the taste of their patrons. SICKNESS AND DEATH. Reports received by the Health De partment shows that'the mortality of the city decreased 16 per cent, during the past week as compared with that by the last report There were no deaths certified to the department, of which 62 were white and 4S colored. The annual death rate was 20.4 for the total population, being 16 S for the white and 2S.T for the colored. Of the descendents 45 died front lung disease, 24 being from pneumonia and 16 from consumption. Other causes were grip, ending in 6 fatal cases, whooping-cough 1 ; typhoid fever 2, and diptheria 1. Deaths among child ren un ler five years of age fell from 41 to 31, of whom 22 were under one ear old. . No new case of diptheria was re ported. Seven premises were released from quarantine, leaving 9 in isolation, against 16 the week before. There were 2 new cases of scarlet fever re ported, 2 houses were relieved from warning cards and S remained in quarantine. HOME RULE WILL BE THE PRINCIPLE THAT THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION WILL ADOPT HOME TRADE SHOULD FOLLOW. ' The Ladies are cordially invited to inspect our REFRIGERATORS. The Gentlemen of the city of Washington and vicinity will do well to call and examine our stock of THE OLD AND NEW SOUTH. Hon John H. Williamson, of Ra leigh, N. C, is writing a book, entitled "The Black Man and the White Man" in the Old and New South. i-35 TO ANNAPOLIS TURN. AND RE- via B. & O. R. R. All trains March 27th and 2Sth, valid for return passage until following Vondav. V Leader- U5INE53 Do you want fine produce ? If so go to V. S. Moton who has been establish ed since 1S66. Stands iqq. 200 and 201 enter Market. You can get all you want in fresh vegetables, and de livered to all parts of the city. Mr. J. R. Gow, the shoe man, at 163S 14th street, northwest, is no doubt the best and cheapest place in that section of the city. If you want cheap and good shoes, "don't fail to call at his place of business. Good butter can be purchased from Mr. Gibbons. Do not fail to call on him. If you want first class goods go to M. F. Moran, whose card appears in another column of this paper. He is a man of the people. John H. Gates who keeps at No. 1225 nth street southeast is where the boys go to get good beer, wines and whis kies. Mr Gates is a man much liked by all classes. Captain James F. Oyster, the best known butter merchant in this city, and one of the men in the business whose butter can be relied on. Cap tain Oyster sells pure better only. Mr. James Ryan at 331 C street southwest is well known in the South west. Mr. Ryan is very much liked on account of his liberality to the poor people. The next in order is Mr. Charles Kraemer. 735 7th street, n. w. Mr. Kraemer whose card appears in The Bee shows the inside of his great place of business. He is an affiable gentleman and his assistant in the rear is an accommo dating gentleman. Mr James Tharp at S12 F street, northw'est, is one of the oldest and best wine houses in the city. Mr. Tharp is a man who recognizes merit. He keeps some of the best in the market. Mr. J. Diemer. at 625 D street, n. w. can always be seen endeavoring to please his friends. It is a legal bar re sort. Don't fail to call in after leaving he courts. Chandlee & Rowzee, at 1337 Penn sylvania avenue, n. w., is the place to purchase your good holiday cigars. Mr. George F. Kozel, at 1S25 14th street, is where the best people in the city go to be refreshed. No man Is better known to the people than Mr. Kozel. J. F. Downey, at 326 G street, s. w., is the man after all. Call and see him. He is an affiable gentlemen. He will treat you well. Should you pass in your checks and desire to leave the earth by necessity, have our friends to send" for J. H. Dabney' 441 L street, n. w. Joseph Gawler, 1734 Penn. avenue, northwest. R. F. Harvey, S92 Penn. ave., n. w. George W. Wise, 2900 M street, Georgetown, D. C. Mr. Yoigt, who has one of the best establishments in the city, where you can purchase find jewelry of all kinds is too well-known for an introduction to the people. Go and visit his place and say The Bee sent you. Billiard, Pool and Combination Tables. We have a large and well selected stock of private Cues and other Billiard Supplies. 1310 ZPezinslvania, -Afre., "7"asiiiiig-tcrL, ID.C J. G. TAYLOR, Manager. Subscribe to - l "i TBE J--1 y r -.5 ; f . t Jr ,?'- - -4 " ' WASHINGTON BEE, -ONIStf - ' -e $2.80 PER YEAR t Y in Advance. 20 cents monthly