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Men's Boys and .Children's Clothing
. ..- nfTorcil at e G resit Sample ofi Ies,3'
A" annlTl?i!drcit's Untiling Opening at 924 7th St., JV. W.
Bet. I St. and Massachusetts Avenue.
.. ,i titi'b "Rnv's aiirl niii-lflrftn'a Suits and Overcoats
Over one tuousau
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01 te u-a' "" . i..Tf fi.A .olrinoc mui thft fin m ni i n o-s. Afthia rmr-
&- fl8m comS. A sample Suit worth $20 can be bought for $12.
inStsrv low, aud Children and Boy's Suits at little over half
Overcoats very io, ". TOM,iri !, x. ,
inauub- , hoat .ln "-lish , French and American goods. Prince
(SMt--t'?1 at less
I!!, lm,erior to the best ordered work. Men's Snits start at $5 and go
the m sipemr to u Children's Suits S2.50 to 86, and Over-
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l,l L" ,J .. .nwi niiiiilri frnm
St brains tf-yonr life in any of these goods j,
,u ." ,t nfdliildreu's Suits oi in all the price
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T.?. T f r.xr M0 ' Little Overcoats
OlUU&i"1' . iTn liovn n lnf
ci ei ' un to 86, Ave have a lot
ilnmv sold for SIS, 820, $22-your
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it would be impossible to enumerate me tuousauus oi goouuuings m
rinfhinir for Men, Boys' and Children. Come and see for yourself
a thereat sale of sample Suits at 9 7th St. N. TV., bet. I St. and
ivTnc Avo Look for tbe sigus. Sample Suits and all styles of men's
vt'J nml ' Cliildrou's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY MORN-
J3sG at 10 o'clock.
JOHN F. DEJL.IjTS Ac "! - .,
937 PEKN. AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. C
EXTENSIVE DEALERS JN
AUD MUSICAL MERCHANDISE OF EVERY DESCRIP 1 ION
Snu ii finis tor tne wooer uehring, Vose, Guna, Mason and Hamlin
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MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. GEO. WOODS
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$1.50 DOUBLE STITCHED SHOES. $1.50,
CALF-SKIN BROAD BOI TOM.
$2-50 filLFBttnai UGE &GDUEESS GIITEH& ELECTRIC.
! A 00 IIAND SEAVED WAITERS for Ladies and Gentlemen.
Low Cnai-teir lioes5 EN" GREAT VARIETY.
Y O U N G 'S. .
102 7th St., HEILBRUNS Old Stand. Look for the old ladv iu Window
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME."
!bubS ?iftS SiretnLaSlSI?erbXT-J- Haydock. which is not only the Leading
aw7osi3BA1n:KG BUGGY OF AMEIHCA. Haa
1IAYDOCK SrrrirB(S-.tn?i.FiCth Wheel- Ask y dealer tor the'T- T-
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&GEHTS WAITED WHERE WE HAVE K0NEI KO IITVESTMENT B0 PROFITABLE
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single Suits, only one of a kind,
S2. 50 un.
You can secure the
ou can get fitted in. We
price of them was $6.50, $7,
rf Y Vim nn n Iiottcv rrtim lirtirk
for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
vi iii jluu yivii uuiujiiui vuutuu
or jrrmce Amen uoat
choice to day for $12.
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"IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH"
EN TMRTA INMEN T
COMPETITIVE DEILL '
Thursday, July 1st, 1886,
Uuder the auspices of the "West
Washington SAbBATH SCHOOL
The Capital City Guard, Cadets,
National Guards, South Washing
ton Rifles and Butler Zuuazea will
This handsome Medal is on exhi
bition at Gait's.
Admission, - -. 25 Cts.
Children, - - 15 Cts.
All returns of tickets must be
made June 30.
JR. D. KUFFUST, Chairman,
C H. TURNER, sec't'y.
OUR WEEKLY REVIEW.
THE COLORED PRESS REVIEWED. PA
PERS EDITED BY NEGROES. LEGIT
IMATE AND ILLEGITIMATE JOUR
NALISM. WHO THE REP
RESENTATIVES ARE. NEWS
PAPER SHARKS, BLACK MAILERS,
AC. HOW SENATORS AND REPRE
SENTATIVES ARE SWINDLED. NE
GRO AND WHITE EDITORS COMPAR
ED, The subject of this week's re
view is Negro journalism. It has
been a question of grave consider
ation among the more fortunate
of the American people, whether
Negroes are capable of editing
business for the last 10 years, we
shall make a review of a few pa
pers, edited by Negro men and
compare them with those edited
by white men. We shall first
NEW YORK FREEMAN
edited by Mr. T. Thomas Fortune.
This paper is conducted upon a
high basis, and the editor shows
tactj and ability, but lacks . one
thing and that is a line of policy.
The mistake ol the Freeman was
at the beginning when the editor
declared his independence, wh ch
meant to criticise loth' parties
but soon was found in the repub
lican camp. An independent
journal is sworn to no party. Take
for instance the Evening Star of
this city, which is a good compar
ison of independent journalism
xVlr. Fortune is a brilliant writer
and his only fault is a line of poli
edited by Mr. Pulies, can be plac
ed among the most successful edit-?
ors uf the race. His paper con
tains less l nigger" trash than any
edited by colored men. The edi
tor is fearle.-s, but refined in re
senting wrong1 against the race.
This paper can be classed among
ihe legitimate journalism. The
correspondents are unlike mauy
who wiite for colored pupe s.
There is a difference be ween an
editorial correspondent and a ne s
correspondent. Some Negr es
wi 1 not wiire, unless they are
i lassed as edi orial correspi udentp.
Oi all ur exchanges we have failed
to notice and editorial correspon
dent, but many assume the title.
NEW YORK ENTERPRISE,
Baltimore Record, Loisiana Stand
ard and Western Appeal are what
we cull apologies for legitimate
journaltsm. These papers are alter
the spoils and cheap totoriety.
Maititift of the Standard, is well
known in the political ruts of Lou
isiana; the Rccoid editor wants a
piaee uuder the democrats, a pre
tended c dored democrat. The
Enterprise man displays the same
igno ance on the stage as he doi-s
in his paper. He is not to be
compared wiihF rtune who idits
the Freeman iu the same state. The
AMERICAN BAP VIST
is edited by Prof. W. J. Simmons
of Louisville, Ky. It is the relig
ious journal connected with the
Press association and a paper which
Jhe race respect. Prof. Simmons
is an educated man and possesses
a thorough knowledge of journa
lism. The Christian Recorder of
Philadelphia is next in order, but
it still hangs to fogyism by the
introduction of uninteresting mat
ter from Bro Jones and sister
is a representative Souther journal
It is not bo much after the spoils,
but iookinjgmore after theiutereats
of the race. The
edited by. Hon. W. A. Pledger, is
perhaps, the mosf fearlessly edited
paper in the South. Pledger is a
politician of the first water and
while he is for the Negro, all the
time he is for Pledger. The
edited by H. G. Smith, is a well
conducted paper, but he displays
too much personal feeling against
his contemporaries. It is about to
fall into a degenerated rut. The
mau who was the Washington cor
respondent is well knowu in this
c'.ty. His correspondence is full
of abuse and tends more to black
mail reputable people. The editors'
criticism against its contemporary
the Globe is illegitimate and lull
of jeulous spleen, ''he Globe is
superior in its make up and subject
GATE CITY PRESS
is far from being a newsp iper. It
is a personal organ to keep the
editor and managers of the paper
in the public schools of Kansas
Gity, Mo. The
is conducted upon the principle of
the Uleveiand Globe. The editor,
A. Clark, is a dignified and logical
and is an honor to colored journa
lism. The Chicago Observer ub
Iished 'in the same state, has no
fixed principles. A few moutns
ago, the editor of that paper, A,
F. Jiradly was a republican, and
was converted from republicanism
to conservatism after the demo
cratic party got possession of the
government. Such editors are
daugerous to the race to which
they claim identification. An
editor for self aggrandizement, or
with a hope of obtaining an office,
changes his politics, is looked upon
with suspicion. In our criticism,
let it be understood that we mean
no pers nal reflection on theeditors.
We believe that the editor of the
LITTLE ROCK SUN
is conscientious in what he doe3,
but there are grounds to look up
on him with uuspicion. We are
led to conclude that he has a griev
ance against the republican party
or some republican who has failed
to give him recognition. It is not
every man who declaies for his
race, that is sincere. While the
Sun is well edited, we believe the
editor is afflicted with that dread-fu-
monster, jealousy and vain am
THE DETROIT -PLA1NDEALER
is an advance in colored journa
lism. It also diverts at times to
petty arguments, especially when
its opponent gets the betier of it.
I his is not a fault which cannot
be remedied. It is a reliable and
weil edited paper as we have said.
Negro journals, as a rule differ
materially from journals edited by
white men, with but lew excep
tions. .Negro editors can always
see the-wrongs done the race by
men of color, but seldom c ndemn
ihe wrongs done he race by their
white. oppressors. We often see
the major.ty of our papers silent,
when thi-y should speak; they are
ofieu controlled by official power
Mr. Fortune of the Freeman is far
above si.eh. He strik s whenever
du'y and uecessily demand it. He
is a suicess as a journalist. He
handles men and measures as they
slum d be, and all that is deficient
s a line of policy. It he is an in ,
dependent he should not be allied
t unv paity, but to the people.
We. admire Fortune, he is supe
rior to i hose who h ive endeavored
to traduce him. The colored press
has not reached the degree of per
fection in journalism. Colored
editors as a rule get jealous; if
another of their race starts a paper
iu tbe same town or city. White
men don't manifest such a spirit.
We are determined in a few
years, to make the Bee reach that
perfection in journalism. We have
received more encouragement
from our white contemporaries
than from the colored. It is said
that the Anglo Saxons are oppost d
to colored journals, this is not
true. We believe when Negro
journalism in this country shall
have reached a standard of respec
tabil.ty and independence, the
white race will be the first to aid
them. We havea population iu
this country of 7,000,000 and it is
folly to assert that 100 papers
edited by Negroes cannot be sup
ported by so many people.
There are certain correspondents
in this city connected with Negro
papers, who defraud members of
congress and senators. They make
all kinds of representations to
them to obtain a donation for. the
paper they claim to represent. So
obnoxious have these newspaper
sharks been, that they are watch
ed and not allowed to be around
the Capitoh Not long since one
ofihese blackleg correspondents
blackmailed Hon. Fred. Douglass,
because that gentleman refused to
introduce him to President Hayes.
This same correspondent at tenant
ed to blackmail Ex register Bruce,
because that gentleman refused to
endorse a note for him; but judge
Tarbell, who is a kind hearted
man and a republican, after listen
ing to the appeals of this shark
and ex-penitentiary convict en
dorsed the note. What was the
result? The note went to protest,
thus defrauding this gentleman
out of his money. We advise our
editors to be careful who they
select as their corr. spondents.
Tuviu nio men m tiiitr iij x-v ajj
who are a disgrace to colored
journalism. Members of Congress
and senators have almost bbt
faith in some of our newspapers
on account of such men. Iu our
next we shall give a more explicit
review of our Negro editors, their
prejudices and discriminations.
A French lady who wras unfort
unately a little deaf, but a good
hand at a bargain, enters a shop
"How much is that?"
"Sixteen francs? I'll give you fif
teen." "Seven francs, madame," insisted
the honest clerk.
'Oh! seven! then I'll give you five!"
. hi a police court.
Magistrate: You say you were an
eyewitis of the assault?
Witness: An e:e-witna-5s? I should
say so. Ju3t look at my left "peep
er.,, An English actor, C mrles Math
ews, being one evening in the
front of the house, and seeing a
gentleman putting on hu coat pre
paratory toljaviu, exclaimed.
I beg pardon, sir, but there is
still another act."
i Which is precisely the reason,"
replied the other, "whyPm 'going.'
Two old misers, one seventy and
the other eigh y y a's of age, fell
into ad spute as to which ws
the more econom'cal.
"The proof," said the former,
"that von have no idea of savins:
is, ihat du ing the half hour we
have been arguing, a fiv in you
suga bowl has been havi g a feast
aud you have not taken the trou
ble to drive it away."
"And the proof that I am far
more saving than ou, and that
n nth. ng escapes me," re'oi U d his
agedopp' nent,"is tha Heave that
insect in my suga-bowl on purpose.
He acts as my spy. Whenever I
c me home and find tue fly gtue
lam pe:feciy sute tint the cook
has been stealing sugar,"
A Gentleman entered a telegraph
tkI beg ptti-don, but as I was com
ing along thrs afternoon I saw
myriads of -flies settled on your
wires. Can you suggest any explan-
ation of the-phenomenon?"
"About what time was it, sir'"
"About four o'clock.' '
"Ah! that accounts for it? that's
the time I send the quotation for
sugar and .honey'.
A conversation between two la
dies at a funeral.
"You have no idea, dear Ma
dame B , how much I sympathize
with you The loss of a husband
like yours, so intelligent, o fcood,
so devotod to hi3 family "
ftAh! yes! poor Ernest. He waa
indeed a model husband. And then
such a calamity is alway a heavy
one, for, however amiable No. 1
may have been, you know, weare
powerless to predict how No. 2 is
going to turn out." Tid JBii
FROM OUR EXCHANGES. '
The Republican party will nev
er change its 'principles, and w
would not have it to do so. But
for the Lord's sake change the so
called leaders, who change things
at their own option, if you would
have the parry to succeed. Mem
JUST THE THING.
The Convention should wipe out
all of its impurities and correct all
of its wrongs. We know but lit
tle about the working? of the Con
vention, as we never have had the
pleasure of attending one. The able
editors on the, question of labor
should frame resolutions that will
prove a benefit to the Negro.
The Darnonrfltjf rnnatop so. of 111.,
crowiug about Cleveland's victory
over Blaine, but the Republican:
barnacles are still making their
monthly raids on the Treaury.
They can keep us out of the offices,
but they can't silence our game
cocks, thank heaven. Free Press,
CAN'T DO BETTER.
The going on between Douglass,
Langston and Downing puts us in
mind of a lot of garrulous old
women. The first" has a "key
note," the Becond ha3 a "congres
sional bee" in his bonnet and the
other strikes like a "blind rattle
snake." Our big men should
unite against a common enemy
and not "cJiaw" each other's ear.
DON'T BACK WATER.
We are warned by the whites
of Okolona, Miss., not to take up
each other's causein the South, if
we would escape the fate the Car
rollton blacks. We are glad to see
the battle for the right go on, al
though being at the front, "our
dead and wounded myriads;" and
our moral and financial status is
greatly maligned by our oppre3
s )rs. Our folks express great ap
p ee'ation for the Globe, and ad
mi le its stalwart sentiments.
Long may it live as the exponent
of the Negro's rights. Private
corresp ndence to to the editor of
the QL'tBE.Cleveland Globe.
GIVE THEM A CHANCE.
Three colored Democrats of this
city are demanding recognition on
the Democratic ticket Messrs.
Turner, Mahoney (of convention
lame) and Kobhins. Turner bases
his claim to the nomination be
cause of his iinflueuee with the
boodle element." Mahoneyasks
it because of his long service in
the cause of Demjciacy and be
cause of his wonderful gift in call
ing "con ven ions." "Why," he
exclaims, "I was a Democrat
when it was dangerous for a col
ored man to be a Dem crac." Dr,
Robbing who "went over" when
victory had perched itself on the
Democratic banner; want it be
cause of the glory and money in
it, and, like the other two, because
hetninks he could be1 elected.--.
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