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WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1886.
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., a TiT.,n-fi Tiov's and Children's Suits and Overcoats
i. (hvl one U,0"T ' of tbein will be sold at less than the cost of the
Lftlif bebt fi?t!f ,i 'm ttlie making and the trimmings. Actual bar-
:ooils. say nuuuu - $2Q cau be bought for $12.
iml Children and Boy's Suits at little over halt-
lOvcicOcUh u - inr.nnat t less than vou would have to pay tor the
Suits, only one of a kind,
OUR WEEKLY REVIEW.
,,uns seldom come.
Svcicoats very low, s
IT"- ' U1T "" IZr mostlv in single
making. i . . ujrvisu, French and American goods.
ma are mauo w .--- - Suits that sold for $12 to $20
Ubert Coats ; Tu'er(i are n0 better goods made, m
Llaii two-wmuo ux . lvlArpll wnrk Men'S Suits start at S5
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TUE COLORED PRESS. SOME OF THE
FOLLIES. WHY NEWSPAPERS EDI
TED BY NEGROES DON'T SUCCEED.
PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION.
WHY THE NATIONAL ERA FAILED
DOUGLASS' NORTH STAR. THE
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it nf Children S OUltS 0 man iuo ynouvj. luoui va .u.tju, ?i,
,avo a LOi oi tQ 8 Just think of it You cau have your cuojce
:h,)amlbiu, , overcoats for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
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-ii 9 iin to R6 AVe nave a lot or irnuce Liuerb vuaus, iihck Lyioiu
1i.ln L- ftiVsO. S22 your choice to day for $12.
i u-mikl be impossible to enumerate tbe thousands of good things in
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Iu our last weeks review we took
occasion to briefly consider news
papers edited by colored men in the
United States ; this week's review
will be devoted to the same topic
and in discussing the Colored Press,
we desire- to consider first its
follies. There are a number of our
journals that have no fixed princi
ples, which tend to operate against
the colored press ot this country.
The reason of that is, since the
Emancipation of slaves, and while
a majority of our editors wore hold
ing public positions, they were by
the bleudishments of official power,
compelled to submit to outrages
against the race that they would
not do under other circumstances
Again there were other editors who
did all iu their, power to get in, by
catering to the republican party ;
thus shutting their eyes against
every indignity that might be heap
ed upon the unfortunate brother in
black. While we admire
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for its brilliency, the editor of that
paper, after having supported the
republican candidates in "81, be
came a strong applicaut for the lle
corder of Deeds for the District of
Columbia and would have accepted, !
had he been fortunate enough to 1
have secured the place. The Bee
that had defended the republicans
and endeavored to be turned down
by the presideut, was boldly sec
onded by the editor of the Freeman
who declared that the existauce of
the Bee depended on the posi
tion the editor held at that time, as
a first class clerkin the Adiutant
Generals i flicCj War Depaitment.
Under such circumstances, the white
press would have taken different
view ot matters had it been a white
journal. This was a weakness
on the part of Mr. Fortune, as well
as predjudice. The Bee was as
ready to denounce outrages under a
republican admmstration as
under a democratic one. The edi
tor of the Freemau has been more
ready to accept an office than the
editor of the Bee was anxious to
hold one. In cases of
ance, Boston aud Baptist Advo
cates, Virgiuia Critic, Kuights of
Wise men are reliable papers.
These papers are well edited and if
they were properly supported by
the people, it would enable the
editors to improve them.' The Ohio
Falls, Express, is edited by an
egotist Dr. Fitz Job u Butler. Mr.
Butler made a visit to this city sev
eral years ago and for fear he would
not be known, he remarked', that
hi?av,e was Dr. Fit z John Butler,
editor and proprietor of the Ohio
Falls. Express. "I am a practicing
physician, said he, in the state of
Kentucky." Butler we understand
has several allies. Negroes like all
other nationalities must have their
clown. Why not the colored press?
There is more prejudice among
colored newspaper men than,
there is among the most illiterate
of the south. We have had some
good men to retire from the field
of 'journalism, namely, Kecorder
Frejd Douglass, A. G. Lenard, Jos
eph T. Wilson aud others. When
Mr. Douglass edited the North Star,
the Negroes iu this country weie
suffering' under the masters lash.
The North Star paved the field of
journalism. Mr. Phillip A. Bell with
his Elevator, did not do uiueh good
and during 22 years of its exis
tauce it stauds in the same old rut
to day as it did then. With no im
provements. Notwithstanding he
is the veteran journalist.
Although the Virginia Lancet is
small iu size, it is edited as well as
a majority of our papers. The ed
itress is a smart lady, Miss Bragg.
Tie admission ot the lady iu the
field of j mrnalism is au advance
step. Reverting to Mr.
dissatisfied parties, if such there
were, and was never put to any
They Say That I am to return
to "Washington sometime in Au
gust to try my
tollower-5 ot JtJlackstone
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HAND SEWED GAITERS for Ladies and Geutleinen.
the Negro pi ess
age. There are a
is far behind the
IN QBE AT VARIETY".
j1"-' Till St., HErLBRUN'S Old Stand. Look for t.Le old lady in Window
THE GIRL I VEFT BEHIND ME."
editors, who know how to appreci
ate them, ordeal with their brother
editors when thev are under an in
dictment. Libel suits are instituted
daily against editors of white papers,
but they are differently considered
by white contemporaries. The du
ty of the press is to be united when
an attack is made against it. We
do not mean in such cases as the
editor of the
who has attempted to black mail
the editor of the Cleveland Clobe,
and who employs an ex penitenti
ary convict to aid him in his nafe
rious onslaught ou his brother edi
tois. Negro editors mnst conduct
th sir papers as white papers are
conducted. White editors ciiticise
each other, but, how is it done? A
principalis attacked aud not the
personal character of the man. Toe
editor of the
subsequent to the death of the
North Star, the National Era was
etablished. This paper was a
p power in tne country. June ueatu
ot this paper was caused by jeal
ousy and prejudice. The writers
were men of ability, but, who bad
their own self aggrandizement iu
view rather than the success of the
The Freedman's Bureau, under
Genl. O. O. Howard, purchased
weekly iv jm 4 to 10 thousand copies
of it, but, because Mr. Djuglass did
not cater to the Japriciousness of a
few demagouges, who were at that
time connected with the institution,
a conspiracy was instigated and Mr.
Douglass was deprived of serving
the Freedman's Bureau. The ex
minister to Ha ti has been charged
with playing a couspicious part in
this conspiracy to overthrow the
Erav The gentleman, who is en
deavoring to play 'a card in Virgin
ia politics, entertains the same
prejudice feeling against the old
sago of Auacostia. Jealousy is the
cause of it, but the day will never
come when he will be able to take
Douglass' place. The National
Era had brains enough in it, it
did not want printing material, it
had everything that was necessa
ry to make a good newspaper. We
cannot review the Era as we desire
this week, but iu our next we shall
infoim you who were conuected
with the paper, their motives, the
scheme of the Commoner edited bv
Rev(?) Geo. W. Williams, the re
jected minister to Hayti and the
celebrated ( ?) historian of the Negro
race; the decline and rise of color
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Jsjerhaps, the inosi judicious in his
x-w than any in the colored
press r-"forJJ,'uton' The Chatles
ton R "cord is a well coducted paper
aud it it improves as it has in the
22 weeks of its exitanoe, we ma.
have cause to feel proud of ir. The
most eratic editors of the colored
press are Martinett, of the Louis
ana Sraudard,Fred. Parker, of the
Pacific Appeal, and Arneauxof the
New York Enterprise. Parker
would do better in the dining room
slinging hash, than in the field of
journalism. His ever presence behind
white peop o takes from him the
.dignity of au editor and that fear
lessness as a writer. The editor of
the Enterprise reminds us of the
ECHOES E110M THE TOMB.
I read the Bee regularly, as
most every bo ly -ise docs when
th y tan gel if, and the memory
of phasaut day .s aid fulsome
nights conies 10 crowd my pro
phetic soul I gladly rnss the
emanations from the (Id girls
Claia and Louise and peru.-e with
belter satiefac ion the more care
fully prepared utterances of the
new girls. Those old girls were
calculated to get any respec
table editor into trouble by their
silly gossip, and n w that you
have an eniire new crew ofmrls
iii the kitchen the edibles irsuing
therefrom will bj more palatable.
There us d to b : some little dis
satisfaction with my pet hobb'
The They Say column buf, as
my real name was always at the
c 'iiiniuud of the dissatisfied, noih-
ever screw out of
clown iu Dan Uice.V circus, he at-1 in"verv serious
tempts to discus subjects unknown x never hear 1 of but one mlm
I mm raiseu anyjmug lKe sneoi
lover my alleged humor, but he
uaiu not sugebt anything ot a
disagreeable nature in my august
to science. The
is a bold and fearlessly edited paper
and is alwas cbnsistaut on matters
I of public policy ; the Atlanta Defi-
preseuce. I was alwaj's "m" to
other 1 nd-sharks, but it is not
definite1' decided as yet. It would
prove a matter ot genuiue surprise
an 1 revelation to my many friends
in the City of Magnificent Dis
ta.ces 904 miles from this place
to gaz j upon my magnificent form
once more pacing the asphalt pav-
dstrce s of the political Jerusalem.
Some of "the bhoys" would get
gloriously full and attempt to car
miuizj the municipali y, while
others would turn green with en
vy I would ask the management
as a favor personal to postpone all
en'ertainmonts until the auspicious
event signalizing my arrival, as
I ca'i t4just die waltzing" nw.
My old friend, Lynn C. Dayle.
alias George W". Jackson, says 1
have no bird m Washington, I
have always considered him to be
a real smart man, and now I am
fully convinced. What George
does not know would make a very
Email book He is what we call
down here iu these farts a "Jiru
D ndy," and, as the boys say
down here, 'I have got his bird
right here." There is a certain
class of people who are much given
to pa) ing attention to other peo-
pica uirijo in me uigiit lime
but I had supposed George had
enough of this world's chattels to
let chicken roosts alone, esp cially
when tl ey belonged to other peo
ple. No poaching on thee pre
se vea" is gently insinuated to
this young man of riie peri d. A
ge.itleman writes me that "Father
Hubbard," Air. A. F. Hiiyer, con
templa'ei the fatal step of matri
mony, 'the name of the lady
mentioned in connect'on with that
of the gifted Minues taau was not
the one I had expected.
In perusing some paper I read that
the Amateur Glee Club was re
quested to sing "Dixie" by Major
U.J. Lydecker, at Senator Palmer's
recep ion, but tbe director, U.
Chester Tu Heigh, gently informed
him that the members did not
kuow it. What is it the boys
don't know? Tne public has a
"dead siuch" on anything those
voung men kon't know or sing.
It is with pain nnd dissatisfaction
that I read of the continued lop
ping of the heads of competent
c dored gove-umeut officials. A
prommetit dt m eratic senator told
me not long since, by letter. or
otherwise, wnich, it makes no dif
ference, that the beginning of the
next year would not find a single
Negro republican in office credited
to ins state, so the b-ys had -best
fix their feet for travelling:- I am
here. Th re seems to be a fixed
di termination on the part of the
colored man and brother in these
parts, where I find myself, to pull
out f.om hackneyed white repub
lican leaders aud make their own
bargains aud deals. We h ive an
ekciit n in August fur state bu
premec mrt judges, county judges,
cleiks of courts, registers of deeds,
and sheriffs, and in this Shelby
county we hr.ve colored aspiranis
for the offices of Criminal Court
clerk, C.rcutt Court clerk and
county Register. The office of
Register, similar to the office now
held by the ''Sage of Auacostia,"
is the only one that a colore I man
has ever field, as tbe white repub
lican leadeis have heretofore only
allowed the brother in black one
place on the ticket, that of Kegis
ter, but he has shaken oft the
mantel of dependence and donned
the habiliments ot independence
and proposes to have three of the
places on the ticket, or make a
deal with au organization that
will give him two of them. The
Watchman, of which I have the
honor 10 oc.upy on its st-iff the
place of Associate Editor, ha
bristled witn stirring appeals to
the intelligence and manhood of
the colored brother,, and it has set
them to thiuking and it will be
next to au impossibility to run a
republican ticket unless there are
iSa whole lot of niggers on the
ticket." The colored voter in the
county is nine tentfoB of the repub-
gan to realize their political value,
and the "bos3es" will have a hard
time to change the Negroes' de
termination. Miaslda B. Wells, bet'er known
as "Iola" one of our city school
teachers, and your humble servant
have been invited to prepare arti
cles for the columns of the A M.
E Chuich Review. There can be
no doubt of the interest eduess that,,
will characterize Miss Wells' arti.
c!e, whatever the subj ct may be;'
We will allow some one else to
blow our horn. We occupy our
time by practicing law, assisting
to edit a paper, laying political
conduits and wires, fishing, writ
ing letters, and whittling. All
good lawyers whitt'e, at least they
do down here. To Bee a court
house table one would think there
were none but good lawyers ever
about the place, from the looks of
the aforesaid table hereinbefore
Memphis, Tenn , June 26, '86.
LETS AMEND IT
How would Judge Gre8hara and
ex-Recorder Douglass sound in ,88?
YOU ARE RIGHT.
If Mr. Clarke and his friends feel
offended at his removal because
oi politics, it must be remembered
that Mr. Clarke carried it in the
school and the School Board is on
ly taking it out. American Baptist,
WANT OF SENSE.
cannot understand the carping,
severe and unjust critcism some
of the editors of colored newspa
pers iudulge in when speaking of
our promiuent colored men.
Washington Correspondent, Mem
HIS YIEW OF IT.
The so-called master Powder ly
says "I believe that every man,
should be free from all slavery,
whether the slavery appears in
shape of monopoly, usuary oi in
temperenee." So far this is good
But if he had added or oath
bound secret society" it would be
better, Living Way.
IT WILL BE LATE.
The Washington Ga3 Company
seem to be getting the worst of
the invetigation before Congress.
It may be that we shall in the
near luture be relesed from the.
toils ot this monopoly. The
WISE MES CHANGE FOOLS.
Mr. Cleveland, in his letter of
acceptance, aud also in his inaugu
ral address, repeatedly aud ex
plicitly asserted that colored citi
zens would, nnder Democratic
rule, be protected in every right
guaranteed them bv the laws of
the c mntry. Alabama IJeratd.
THE LIBEL CASES. .
The State vs. Harry C, Smith
and Earnest Osborne, editors
Cleveland Gazette for criminal'
libel continued by the request of
defeudents came up f r hearing
on the 23rd instant whereupon at
torneys for the defense demanded
trial by the jury, which was grant
ed by his Honor Judge Hutchins;
The case is set for June 30th. '
Upon information of L. W. Pu
lie3, Harry C. Smith, editor of the
Cleveland Gazette, was arrested
on the 24 upon a warrent charging,
him with feloniously secreting and
embezzling a letter addressed to
the e li o of the Cleveland Globi
also with a design ol obstructing.
correspondence an 1 prying into
the business of another. Cleue-
hcan party and tb:ey havefjnst be-1 land Globe.
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