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1895-02-23-WashingtonBee-p2-OurLibelSuit - Published eve-y Saturday at 1109 I Street...
Published eve-y Saturday at 1109 I Street Northwest, Washington, U. C. Entered at the Poet Office at Washington as second class mail matter. J W. CALVIX CHASE, Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One copy per year $1.50 Six months LOO Three mouths 50 City subscribers, monthly 20 ADVERTISING RATES. One inch, one month . $1.00 Quarter column " " 5.00 Half column " " 7.50 One column " " 15.00 One inch, one year 10.00 Quarter column " 55.00 Half column " " 75.00 One column " " 150.00 Special notices 10 cents per line. Ten lines constitute an inch. SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 1895. FREDERICK DOUGLASS DEAD. The sudden death of Hon. Frederick Douglass is, no doubt, a shock to the entire country. It was just last Sabbath morning when he attended the services at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church. Apparently he was in the beBt of health and spirits. As a Negro he was one of the representatives, and a man of peculiar temperament. Mr. Douglass was bold as well as vindictive. He disliked anenemy and was kind to his friends. Rnrlft.roonldoffpn t&2rft his v.in dictiveness for petty jealousy. Like other public men, he had his faults, and would often do things that would appear small in the eyes of the people. The Bee never regarded Mr. Douglass as a leader, but a representative colored man. Thnt he has been of service to his race no oue will deny, and a benefactor to some who have proven their ingratitude to him. He was an eloquent speaker, and was, no doubt, oue of the most distinguished Americans of the present time. OUR LIBEL SUIT.; There is no doubt but that the libel suit instituted by C. H. J. Taylor against the editor of the BEE will be tried in Judge Cole's court next week. It is remarkable to see the character of the agents that haye been employed to induce our witnesses not to testify. It has all been without success, however, as they believe in good government and purity in public officials. The brags that have been made by this man Taylor aud his toasting methods to lead persons to .. believe that he is the injured innocence will all be developed at the trial. His article in the Post, said to hfve been written by Fred. Douglass, whom Taj lor says would testify to h is" good moral character, are but a few of the recent developments. The Bee has often heard of men talking through their hats, but it has never seen it demonstrated. No doubt Taylor's suit against the Bee will show this. DR. FRANCIS. was interpsted. Just as the court opened Mr. Moss said that a man ) by the name of Wood had interfered with one of his client". He is a man not a member of the bar and one who has no business in this court. Lawyer Moss wanted to know from the court what right had Colonel Wood to say to him that be would ejive him five dollais for defending his client when he was sent for. Judge Kimball said that he hud nothing to do with what he charged a client. All that he knew was Colonel Wood came to him aud said that Lawyer Moss represents an old friend of his, and if he cannot get bond for her he would like to go on her bond himself, as he was an old friend of the family. Lawyer Moss is one of the most active members of the District bar, and a young man who has the respect and confidence of the court. He is alwaj 8 earnest in defending his clients aud untiring in his efforts to clear them. OUR GOVERNMENT. The people of this city tant to control their own affairs. They are being taxed by Congress without their consent, aud regulations passed by the District Commissioners contrary to reason aud inconsistent with custom. What the people want is the elec tive franchise. Washington is the dumping-ground for ev.-ry played-out politician. The people who pay taxes to main tain the government are not allowed to say who shall control their affairs. What this city needs is a good government and people to fill the offices who have honor aud integrity. There was a time in this city when the honor and virtue of our school teachers stood in danger by having corrupt men on the school board of trustees. We want honest men in office, and such men who are above suspicion. THE ARMY CHAPLAIN. The President will, no doubt, mako up his mind to appoint a colored chanlaiu in the army after the auiuuiumeui or V-Uugrcs:5.iL- io &-: likely that he will appoint some broken down and played out political jack-leg preacher. He will appoint a gentleman of high moral character. The President will not appoint a man who is backed up by libertines and corruptionists. There have been names presented that need to be looked at with electric lights. If the President wants the record of souse of the jack-leg ministers that have been presented to him he can be accommodated by addressing a letter to this office. THE HOUSE CHAPLAINCY. There are about two hundred applicants for the chaplaincy of the next Home of Representatives and equally as many for the chaplaincy in the army. The colored applicants for the House chaplaincy will not be considered. It is understood that the Republicans will consider the claims of the race in auother capacity. Iu what way no one will be able to state but the caucus that will fix up the slate of appointments. THE ACROBATIC EDITOR. The all-round editor of the Defender, Astwood, is still iu New York, dodging the libel suit. A man who claims to tell the truth will show his manhood by coming forward and testifying to what he has alleged in his paper. His recent attack on the Freed men's Hospital, because be failed to receive an appointment, is, an evidence of his perfidy. must be empty.) Belle Russell, where C- H. J. Txiy lor resides, has manifested a great deal of interest in the witnesses for the defeuse. She vi ill probabh Deed some of thtm before manj days. Perhaps a little reminder ol August, '93, will brighteu her resolution. Perhaps Jt'uhe can better demonstrate bi Jlaliau (?) hand by calling upon the editor of the Bee. A little more respect and consideration for hh estimable wife would be moie manly on his part. He will never go abroad. Mr. M. B. McGee, editor of the Kiutucky Blade, is now in the real estate busiuess, doing well. Eh married one of the prettiest an J most aeompliished ladies in (hi South. There are some great people as well as children who ought to remain u the primer. The moment some people have au idea that they know it all, that moment they butt then brains out. The Kansas porpoise is not doing so much talking and bragging as he did when he wanted to compromise his case. He brought snik and was the first to cry out : Hold ! enough." The Indianapolis World must be a little jealous of Lawyer Manning. It Manning had been training with any one but the Kansas porpoL-e he would, uo doubt, have landed. O H. J. Taylor has promised all the discharged employees frjm his office that he intends to reinstate them after the trial. One lady has made an pffidavit uuder the promise that she win be reinstated. Hope on, hope on. When these poor delu led females are reinstated the Bee will eat cold hash instead of honey. Tue gentleman in the recorJei's office who was present at the conference ot the porpoise should have given better advice. Two can plaj at that game, Henry. The Iadv in the Indian Bureau had better attend to her own affairs before she is called on to explain. I honest witnesses cannot be bribed. 1 OoirWm. B. Webb, ex-Distract Commissioner, is one of the best friends the Negro has. He is a man who believes that a man cannot be dishonest. The people will decide whether they want suffrage iu this city. REV.(?) C. II. J. TAYLOR. It is said that C. II. J. Taylor has joined the Metropolitan A. AI . E. Church of Washington, u. C , which recalls to mind an incident which once happened Taylor when a minister. In conference in this State, while a bishop of the A. M. E. Church was assigning the different minh-ters their posts, hesaid : Kev. C. II. J. Taylor, your post is Quindaro, Kansas." Whereupon laylor, thinking the place too insignificant for his importance, said in reply : 'Quiiuluro, hell ! I'll be damned if I go to Qiundaro!'" Leavenworth Her aid. HERE AND THERE While a man is thinking how T it l.hiiinr ought to be done a woman will do it v u J. 4 i Always let your acts surpass your promises and talk. We should not judge other people's faults by our own. The Xfiguo, in spite of all that might be said of him, is making progress. Uis mark will be made at Atlanta Exposition next fall, Don't expect your husband to remain your sweetheart and pay you the hundred little attentions that make married life a sunshine, except you look your best and wear your sweetest smile when he returns from business. Rev. R. C. O. Benjamin has severed his connection with the Republican Sun on account of ill health. Mr. Ballon also retires from the Sun staff, owing to the large law practice of hi's partner, Rev. R. C. O. Benjamin, which he conducts during his illness. of at filed be an in Hie steamer are ago, was persons A shot S way Mr. and assailant four reorganization theft and and The representatives have step E. The officers. will that efforts Chinese and not took the practical gold with that after missionaries Shan of that Mrs. and and

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