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BOSTON SHOE HOUSE
emoved to 924
Ladies' Fine Kid Button Boots, every pair warranted ' " om
Ladies' best Straight Goat Button Boots, every pair warrant cd 9 m
Gentlemen's Fine Frenoh Oalf Boots reduced to v Sftnn"-,a tm
IdjM' Kid and Pebble Goat Button Boots, ....... fm S nn
Lahee'Hnnd-Sewed Button Boots, only..... crom $ LOO mi
LadiP' Common Sense Kid Boots '. ". vm
Gentlemen's Fine French Calf Boots and Shoes ..... ....." .."." . . ..from 2.00up
BOSTON SHOE HOUSE,
924 Seventh Street, Northwest.
6 ill IP ITT
IlnviiiR rowilvcd not to rarry any Kind over, we shall innngtirnto
TWO CLOSING-OUT SALES EVERY YEAR,
ONE IN JANUARY AND ONE IN JULY.
Wr fJirrrlMir ofltT Our Extensive Stock of Fashionable Goo'l". coniHnff of
Hats, Bonnets, Ribbons, Flowers, Plumes, Tips, Plushes, Velvets,
Nntin-. Silk, knees. Kid Glove, Corset, Ficlitts, Scarfs. Hatidkcrclilcfs, Ladies'
Underwear. Jewelry. An Elcgnnt Assortment of Children's
and J-.ndle' Cloaks.
3T" Sale to commence with the beginning of the New Year, to continue until the entire
Fiork is diepopcd of. at prices that will surely make the goods sell. For quotatations of
pnrpB please call at
KING'S PALACE, 814 Seventh Street, N. W.
The Largest Millinery in the United States.
DOUCLA S S',
NILiXTII 4ttt F STS.,
Beginning To-Day we "Will sell all
Holiday Goods at Cost
Tins Department is still coinjiletc, and as no article mil he carried over that
can possibly he sold, buyers Trill And this their opportunity.
A Call early in the day, or late in the evening1, ensures better attention than it is
piK-Ilile to give during- the hours Tfhcn we are crowded.
DOUGLASS', Ninth and F Streets.
JOHN F. ELLIS & 00.
937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near Tenth Street
PIANOS AJStJD OEGANS
For Sale at Reasonable Prices, on Easy Terms
Tuning, Repairing and Moving promptly attended to. GarnetF, Violins, Flutes.
Guitars, and everything in the music lino for
CASH OR OP JNeTAJLtMCENTS.
roBLnsr in. ellis & co.,
937 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
MMOTH DRY GOODS HOUSE
420, 422 and 424 Seventh Street.
Otis?s Finest Elevator in Buildingr-
5; hall open this week special bargains in BLANKETS, COMFORTERS, SHEETINGS.
f fases of Blankets at $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3 up to $15 per pair. These wo guarantee to be
'vr than anr house in the city can Bell tbem without a loss. TO Bales more of those
M.eiidid Standard Comforters at $1.40, retailed everywhere at $2.00. 5 Cases full ten
wirtor wide bleached Sheeting at 25 cents per yard. The best value over offered. Tin
i r -nnnot be repented.
J'RlSJPOSJE. FOR, COLD WEATHER.
JJ Indies are invited to make ns a visit of inspection and compare our Coats. Dolmnns.
rn-s. Jerseys, etc., with those of any othor house. All are Tailor Made i ni Imported
,, c hJ ns. We are prepared to show 6.000 Garments of all sizes and qualities. A fine
lotion of Fur-trimmed Silk and Satin
CIRCXJXrAHS AJNTD DOXlSASrS3
Sj'Mi and and Quilted Linings, etc A few HANDSOME WRAPS for largo people. A
(inX apPortment of Misses' and Children's WRAPS in Qiik, Plush and Cloth, all sizes,
m - to 1G years. We have an immense variety of
1 ' ":i the new and desirable shapes, both in Trimmed and Untrimmed. Don't fail to see
, Moe& of Seal-Skin Sackques and Dolmans. We guarantee every Seal Garment to be
uion-dyed Alaska Seal and mads expressly for ns. All kinds of Fur Collars and Mulls.
ANSBUBGH & BROTHER
7th Street, N. W
LOSING OUT SALE.
Home Rule, Industry, Justice, Equality and Recognition
fflDeliTcrMs MIMm of Fads anlM
UBJECTTHE EFFECT OF FEAR AND
IMAGINATION UPON THE PHYSI
Lectures given for the benefit of Churches,
Societies and Sabbath Schools. BEV. J. W.
STEVENSON proposes to givo a Star
Course of Lectures in his own Church this
winter, and will givo, any of the following
lectures for the benefit of the above.
1. Ths seasons of courtship; tho most Important part
3. Whj marriage ii a lottery.
8. Superficial courtship.
4. Marriage rereala true charade.
B. True object of courtship.
6. Proper age to select a companion.
. Proper age to marrr.
8. What is a companion 1
9. Courtship should reveal the true character.
10. We should man. for the future as well as for the
11. God marries the truly married ; He joins the spirit
partners ; He sanctions the union of those who
are fitted for each other.
His celebrated Lecture on Courtship and
Marriage. 2nd Good and Bad Luck on the
Secrets of Success, or the art of making
Money. Also his very highly intellectual and
classical lecture on the Formation of Char
acter. The Conditions: One half of the
proceeds. Address J. W. STEVENSON,
novl8-lm 1238, 19th street, N. W.
Manufacturers of the Best
Fine White Shirts Ever Produced,
Sizes 14 to 17.
CAN ONLY BE HAD OF
OLIVES P. SUEDSTTB
'437 7th St., N. W.,
Sole Agent for the District
Guinhip & Co.
820, 822 and 824 Seventh Si., N.
.KiVE JUST BECBIVXD AND ABE NOW DISPLAY
ING THE LABGEST AND MOST
COMPLETE STOCK OF
FALL AND WINTER DRY GOODS,
OUR LINEN DEPARTMENT.
Ladie's silkand Plush Wraps
x ropuiar trices.
FRANK EC- FALL,
01, D street, N. W., W&ahington, D. 0.
Pr&ctioes in 11 the Courts and all the De
Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.
HATS, Cap?, Boot?, Shoe i, TrunliB, YHlirtO,
Mnvicsl.lustrmneute. Aleone ami Sje-oml-nnil
Watebpn, Jow.'lry, Qudh, Pn-t'ls,
etc 915 and f23 D. 8r.. N. W.
Watchos and .Towelrv Hflpnired. bppIG Itn.
YOUNG'S RELIABLE CLOTH AND SILK
HOUSE. Foreign and Domestic Dry
Goods, LadieB' and Gent'a FurniBhingc
735 Seventh Street, Nortbweat, Washington.
Every one dollar buyer gets a red tickot:
air red ticketa entitles the holder to a useful
present. Cheapest placo for bargain and
presents. It pajB overybody to call.
bc 1G, 1 mo.
Dealers in Wines, Liquors, Lager Beer nnd
1139, SEVENTH STREET, N. W.
Mrs. A. E. McClosty & Co.
Wish to announce to their friends and the
public that they have constantly on band a
large stock of Millinery and Fancy Goods,
Notions, etc, at
1030 SEVENTH STREET, N. W.,
Where th( y rill be pleased to accomodate all.
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CM SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1883.
The Twentieth Anniversary of Lincoln's Proclamation of .Emancipation.
The Grandest Event in the History of the Colored Man-Honor to Douglass
His Great Speech-Oiir Presiding Officer's Eloquent Speeeh--
DOUGLASSOur Honored Guest.
HON. FREDERICK DOUGLASS
The Grandest Event in the His
tory of the Xeoko A Univer
sal Appreciation of the Great
Leader Poets, Historians and
Statesmen and Politicians Hon
oring the Old Man Eloquent
for his Invaluable Serviges to
his Country and the Colored
Race The Twentieth Anniver
sary of Emancipation Ceie
brated Speeches by Journal
ists, Politicians, Poets, States
men, etc Honor to John Brown
Senator B. K. Bruce's Opening
Address Douglass' Reply Etc
Monday, January 1, 18S3, being the
20th anniversary of the signing of. the
Emancipation Proclamation by the im
mortal Abraham Lincoln, tiie leading
colored citizens of the United States,
representing all professions, from the
poet, orator, historian, statesman, poli
tician, journalist, etc., tendered to Hon.
Frederick Douglass a banquet for his
invaluable services to the colored race
and his country, and F. F rounds, on
Ninth street, between G and II streets
northwest. Never before in the his
tory of the American negro has there
ever been such an assemblage of lead
ing colored men. It was the grandest
event on record in the history of the
colored race. There is no man living
whom the colored race honor, respect
and esteem more than Hon. Frederick
Mr. Douglass in his speech lost none
of his vim, eloquence and logic, and
the many speeches that were delivered
bv the voting Solons, after the deliverv
of Mr. Douglass' opening address, im
bued into the old man's heaat a new
impetus, and a warmth of enthusiasm,
vigor and fire, that when he came with
his second address, the applause was
great, and the cry was, "Long live the
OLD MAN ELOQUENT."
So striking was the picture drawn,
that it caused "each particular hair to
stand on end like quills upon the fret
The table w.is beautifully decorated
with llowers, and on either side were
lighted candles, and at the lower end
was suspended the American flag.
At half past seven o'clock the pre
siding officer, Hon. B. K. Bruce, read
letters of regret from George T. Down
ing, of Newport; Dr. Henry J. Brown,
of Baltimore; Hon. William Still, of
Philadelphia; Hon. George L. Ruflin,
of Boston, and Professor Charles Rea
son, of New York. The following were
the invited guests:
Ex-United States Senator 13 K Bruce,
Hon. Robert Small, Bishop J M Brown,
Hon. George W Williams, Professor
James M Gregory, Rev. B T Tanner,
Judge Samuel Lee, Hon. John R Lynch,
Hon. John F Cook, Professor R T
Greener, Mr. M M Holland, Mr. Geo.
W Cook, Mr. Perry II Carson, Mr. Al
fred Hailev, Mr. William Syphax, Mr.
S G Brown. Mr. William E Matthews,
Mr. C W Davis, Hon. John P Green,
Mr. T Thomas Fortune, Mr. W R Da
vis, Mr. Jesse Lawson, Mr. A K Bro
die, Dr. O M Atwood, Mr. II E Cmey,
Mr. Thomas II Carter, Mr. W G Tali
aferro, Mr. Joseph C Wood, Mr. W II
Hunter, Mr. II J Smith, Mr. L H
Douglass, Rev. A W Upshaw, Mr. W
H Black, Mr. C R Douglass, Mr. W II
Richards, Mr. R W Tompkins, Mr. E
M Hewlett, Mr. Joseph Brooks, Dr. J
R Francis, Justice J A Moss, Professor
Wiley' Lane, Mr. J II Howard, Mr. P
II Shipiien, Mr. Theodore II Green,
Mr. John W Ewing, Supt. G F T Cook,
Captain C-A Fleetwood, Captain T S
Kelley, Dr. J R Riley. Mr. W H Scott,
Mr. Wm. Allen, Mr. W H Bruce, Mr.
according to Merit.
The BEE Ahead of Time, &c.
James B DeVeaux, Mr. George C Smith,
Mr. James D Kennedy, Mr. Frederick
Douglass, Jr.; R S Smith, J W Crom
well and W C Chase, representatives of
the colored press.
After reading letters of regret, Hon
B. K. Bruce delivered
SPEECH OF HON. B. K. BRUCE.
Gentlemen: We are here to do
honor to our guest and distinguished
fellow-citizen, Hon. Frederick Doug
lass, and 1 submit a few reflections
suggested by the occasion.
Our guest possesses qualities of mind
and heart that would have made him
a marked man in any community, and
brought him distinction in any career
which he might have selected.
The recognition given him to-night,
while conceding to him the possession
of great abilities, does not primarily or
principally proceed upon this conces
sion, but upon the further and honor
able fact that he concentrated his great
powers to the emancipation and eleva
tion of his race.
The great philantrophic movement
which elicited his sympathies and fur
nished occasion for the exercise of his
powers, had its inception nearly a cen
tury ago in a profound conviction ot
the unrighteousness and barbarity of
human slavery. The history of Amer
ican emancipation exhibits the same
general characteristics that have dis
tinguished all great endeavors for the
amelioration and improvement of the
condition of mankind. First, the ab
stract conception of an existing wrong
and the recognition of the obligation
to correct it; next, the creation of a
popular sentiment in harmony with
the conception of duty, and adequate
in its maintenance, to the evils recog
nized and proposed to be removed, and
then concrete action, the expression in
law and administration of the regula
tive opinions of the people. The la
bors of Frederick Douglass, for the
greater portion of his life, were direct
ed to the accomplishment of his grand
mission, when the dreary road he so
heroically traveled was lighted for him
by the siiblimest faith. For more than
a generation his eloquent utterances
were directed to quickening the public
conscience, and lorming tne puunc
judgmeutin the direction of justice
and fair dealing toward an oppressed
The apostle of liberty and human
progress, he has lived to behold not
only the successful consummation of
hiswork, but survives to give the peo
ple for whom he has achieved so much
the advantage of wise counsel on their
entrance upon the new and better era
of their history.
The divine Teacher hath declared
that, "A man's life doth not consist in
the abundance of the things which he
possesses;" that its dignity is in the
personal and not the relative qualities
that make it, that its value and honor
are to be sought and found in what it
is, rather than what it has, in its char
acter rather than its surroundings.
The logical sequence of these pre
mises is that development comes from
within, and not from without, and that
no people, however much they may
have been stimulated and aided by
exterior auxiliaries, ever achieved an
honorable progress except largely
through the representative men pro
duced by them, and within them, and
I may add also that no success achieved
by a race was ever long maintained
when that race ceased to recognize its
As a historic fact, marking the prog
ress of a people, the remarkable men
who arise in the different eras of its
development are produced in groupj,
not in a series, one succeeding the
other, as the links connect and com
plete the chain.
In some respects it may be said that
our guest is an exception to this his
torical rule. While receiving the sym
pathy and- aid of many co-laborors of
his own race, and many noble spirits
not of his people, he, in an important
seuse,by his very eminence was isolated
from his fellows, aM had no contenj-
ff- lirtfiaCifcaSo aSJS fc "-ipib-tii.
BR UCEOur Presiding Officer.
poraries in the most critical period of
his philanthropic career.
In the dignity of the great purpose
that has controlled him, in the magni
tude of the work accomplished, in the
resolute prosecution of his mission, in
the steady maintenance of his integ
rity, and the retention of public con
fidence through all the rears of storm
and conflict, we behold the element of a
great character and the evidence of a i preparation, reel oil or demand a dis
grand career. He possesses, as the course of any dimensions and of any
heir of humanity, the measure of in- .
nrnnties mat come to the lot ol the
humblest and wisest alike, but in his
relations to his great work, and in his
actions in its behalf, it may be said in
a ery important sense, he made no
mistakes, and in retrospecting the past
he will find no occasion for either re
vision or modification of his action.
I content myself with a final thought:
The man who will serve one of his
fellows must serve all. The efforts for
one community honestly put forth
must contemplate and welcome the
improvement of all communities. The
purpose to do right contemplates the
fostering of all virtues, and even if the
effort be specific for right-doing in one
direction, the tendency of this honest,
earnest purpose is to carrv us forward
in the direction of all well doing. i
Frederick Douglass found his
practical exercise in this distressful
condition of his race, and its first ex
pression in an effort to redeem them
from their wrongs.
In the accomplishment of this work
he wrought not only that for which ho
specifically labored, but from the very
constitution of society he currently
helped all the races and all the people
of the Republic. To-day, because he
has lived and labored, the world has a
higher estimate of the strength and
benilicence of free institutions, and a
! broader and better faith in the capa-
bilities and future of our common hu
1 now, gentlemen, have the honor to I
cause of human liberty is not confined !
to one continent, but known through
out the civilized world, and whose
name is a household word, cherished
and loved by millions, who, from
writhing under the cruel chains of '
slavery, have at last been brought into
the bright sunlight of Freedom. He
will now respond to the toast "The
Dav," this, the twentieth anniversary
I of the one fixed by the sainted Lincoln,
j when the emancipation proclamation
I should go into full force and effect.
After which he introduced
OUR HONORED GUEST.
Frederick Douglass, who
livered the following address :
SPEECH OF HON. FRED. DOUGLASS.
Mr. President and Gentlemen: I
am happy to respond to the toast just
read. It is small to the eve and ear.
! u-.i. i i u ...i i" .,. i
uuu Jiuc iu liiu iiiiuur&uuuujig aim
heart. It comprehends far more than
can be discerned at this hour.
But before I advance a single sten in
the line suggested by it, or say any-
I thing of the great events which have
, made this day memorable and glorious,
I I shall, as this is in some respects a
Inprsnnal nrnasinn nsik vnn to allow mn
J.-W...,- WW..W, ..- . V,.. - .. ,..w
i word or two of a purely personal
I know that in taking this liberty,
I may seem to invite the reproach of
I . -Wk 1
; egotism. sut there are times, sir,
j when a man may speak of himself, if
i only to prove himself worthy to speak
; of anybody else.
I wish in the first nlacft to correct
! an error into which, perhaps, vou have
fallen, and to prepare you for what is
enminrr or for what is not nomintr. I i
r win ecu you at once, wicn an iranKiiess
j and humility that I never had at any
time, and have not now, and never ex-
'pect to have any talent, whatever, for
... . . ... ....
people the subject of oppression, the friend 0t mine, a man or man) mt.i . ,
object of specific wrongs, and his love one who had large experience in mafc
fnr I,,,,.,.,. ..,. w nnnoC;n r,r- invt and hearing after-dinner speeches
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present to you Frederick Douglass, the ,. " - , , ". Rn, tv.; ;
,i;..i-:n,...:.K,i ,.,4. e i u ' dinner speech is a verv nno thing, i
uiufiu.aibuatuL uu .im ut- ... uerfectly
casion, wnose lame as an orator and .. n . i , .. ,.,V;..v. tum
.. ' .. -i ... . x, . trom everything about which there
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CEASE, Editor ajtd Peoit.ietori
making what are popularly knowni im
I have again and again with un
feigned embarrassment, my eyes fixed!
upon the ground, unable to look up:,
been compelled to hear myself describedl
as a natural orator, a sort of spiritual!
medium, who could rfce in any au
dience, no matter how grand or cribi-
cal, and without the least thought or
quality, befitting any occasion
I am not here to accuse nature oB
unkindness. for that would be a very
ungrateful return for her many favors,
but Fhe has done nothing for me in
the line of making after-dinnerv
speeches. Besides I am persuaded' that'
such speeches, worthy of the name,,
come by practice rather than by na
ture, and in this respect I am singu
Nevertheless, anticipating the de
mand now made upon me, I will tell!
you what I did by way of preparation;,
for I was anxious to appear to some
advantage on an occasion intended) to
be honorable to myself, I was, in fact,
a good deal perplexed to know what 1
nhfiuid snv. .ind more esDeciallv to
know what I should leave unsaid, audi
like a wise man in trouble I naturally
..w.. . , ---- -
called-for help, I sought out an oldl
and resolved to take his advice. Ho
had eaten all sorts of dinners in hit
time, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas
dinners, New Year's dinners, ordinary
dinners and extraordinary dinners, audi
despite their forty horse killing power,,
he has survived them all, and is to-day,
fat, fair and flourishing, ready to re
spond to any call to dinner which any
bodv may be kind enough to give him.
Well! from this man of experkm e
I obtained a few hints, :us to the mas
ter and manner of respectable after
dinner speeches. I was happy in find
ing him in good humor, lie is not al
ways so, esnc-ially when hungry.
After hearing my request he kindly
nwu. ui iinn j"n .va.-. - "
opinion, (lesuLUGo oi
art, science, ethics, politics or religion,,
brimful of wit, humor ar.d wisdom de
livered in a quiet, graceful, conversa
tional and gentlemanly way, andt im
addition to all and above all, it shouldl
be shot t. I was much encouraged audi
told him, perhaps it was my vanity,
that I thought I could comply with
every one of the conditions specified
but th last. I could easily exclude
art, seduce, literature, ethics, polities
and religion, but the trouble with me
was about brevity. I never could be
brief, 1 never made a short speech in my
life with which I was satisfied, nor
f long speech with which anyway e
was entirely satisfied. 2iow gentlemen1.,
you ran easily see the dilemma in
which your kindness has placed me
I beg you, however, not to regard
me as making any complaint. The
situation is novel, but I am bound to
say it is not altogether disagreeable.
With a moderate allowance of time
and a little vigorous exercise in thu
i bracing air of winter. I could standi w
repetition of it.
', Now, Mr. president and gentlemen1,,
I have done with these playful! re
marks, and ask your forgiveness tor
their continuance so long. I do noU ask
you to remember them, and shall not?
j regret if vou have already dismissed
. them from vour minus.
Mr. president, I trust you will be
lieve me when I teU you I am very
happy to see you in that chair fchia
pvpnintr T h:ive seen vou in many
! honorable nositions during your public
V, v-j-.-j-,- - - m
career. I have seen you in public and
Hn private, at your desk in the treasury,,
and your desk in the senate, ana u;i
' . t -1..f ..If T.a T n r r If
near leswiiiony uciwb i "-;;
the sun, that you have borne yourself?
(CjiUinucd on Snond Pug)
. fliti'.nn.r. it
a uiiL'-i cin,c ii.