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Terms. $2.00 Per year.
5 cents jfe
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1886.
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Men's Boys' and Children's Clothing
ts are now offered a( Uie Grent Ssmiple ot !Hen,IJo5s'
and Children's Clothing- Opening at 924 Tth St., IV. W.
Bet. 1 St. akd Massachusetts Avenue.
rvr nnA t.linnsand Men's Bon's and Children's Suits and Overcoats
of the best goods. Many of them will
onodS saY nothing auoutllic amKiuff aim tue u-iwuuugs. Actual uai
Sams seldom come. A sample Suit worth S20 can be bought for $12,
Overcoats very low, and Children and Boy's Suits at little over half
ni ice Childieu's Overcoats at less thau you would have to pay for the
linl-ii) These goods are mostly in siugle Suits, only one of a-kiud,
.i-Ifi ire made of the be English, French and American goods. Prince
di? AlKj ' " .i.i ei rtW ft Knits that anlrl for ftlS tn S20 ir. Iars
to $10 ; Boys' suits $5 to $10 ; Children's Suits $2.o0 to $6, and Over
ciitb for Men,' Bovs' and Children from $2. 50 up. You can secure the
be'-t ' bargains of your life in any of these goods you can get fitted in. We
,.. i0i 0t uiiiidreirs omts o man tue price or tuem was $o.ou, $,
Ma i T 1- l.t 1 J? " A. T 1 1
S .hui'i 8105 ng?S co ust uiiuiv oi n. jlou can nave your ouoioe
V tiii'v: lot tin $3.90. Little Overcoats for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
1 l u0, ?2 up t0 $6j e blive a lot of Priuce Albert Coats, Black Cloth
ioi'inerlv sold for $18, $20, $22 your choice to day for $12.
It would be impossible to enumerate the thousands of good things in
Clothm"" for Men, Bo.sr and Children. Come and see for yourself
at the great sale of sample Suits at Q24 7th St. N. W., bet. I St. and
ilass. Ave. Look for the signs. Sample Suits and all styles of men's
j;osand Children's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY MOR!N"
'G at 10 o'clock.
937 PEKN". AVENUE,
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AKD MUSICAL MERCUANUISE OF EVERT DESCRIP1ION
Sole ao-ents for the Wi-ber Bihring, Vose, Guild, Masou and Humlin
XJ I .A. W O S!
MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. QEO. WOODS
YOUNG'S SHOE HOUSE.
Uine Call Boots
GOOD WORK BOOTS S2 to 3.
ELECTRIC SHOES $2.50.
SEAMLESS SOLID GAITERS 2
LADIES KID BUTTON 1. to $4.
MISSES KID & PEBLE BUTTON 97 Cts.
CHILD'S SCHOOL SHOES 75 Cts.
RUBBER BOOTS & SHOES OF ALL KINDS.
P. S. Look for the Old Lady in the Window.
XPIcOSION I C THXHC-
Prices Knocked to DPieces.
Go to the Great Executors Consignment of Clothing At
Opposite United States Patent Office
Men's Suitsby the 1000. Did you ever buy an all Wool suit for $3.90.
Did you ever buy an all Wool Double Breasted Suit for $5.60. Your
choice of a thousand p;iir of men's pants at 65c, 75c, 81.00, $1.50, $2.00
and $2.90. Elegant Dress Suits at $6.40, 7.50, 7.S0, 8.40, and 9 dollars.
Boys' Suits from 12 to 17 years 2.65, 2.75 aud 3 dollars.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN EXECUTORS SALE IS?
We will tell you A big firm breaks up on account of the Death of one
of the partners, and to settle the estate the above sale is ordered. The
stock is consigned to leading clothiers iu different cities and sold re
gardless of cost or manufacture, in order to make a settlement Cwith the
remaining partners. THIS WILL LAST EOR 15 to 20 DAYS only.
816 Jb tY-eet, n: tv.
(Opposite Uuited States Patent Office,) Between 8th and 9th Sts.
Si iirlcAE'jBiljil I f,AA?
be sold at less than the cost of the
WASHINGTON, D. C.
HAND SEWED GAITERS $4.00.
TRET N. W.
That flower of life which was so
Emitting Virtues perfume sweet,
Was but a bud in spring. lTis
No more on earth our eyes to greet.
Those whom she loved will ne7er
With what sincerity she clung :
The chain" of life was weak, and
aThose whom the Gods love die
And now she?s gone to -that
Where angles o'er her, watch doth
Don't grieve dear relatives and
It is not death, but gentle sleep.
Her arms are folded on that
Which knew great sorrow and
God gave the soul unto this
And angels bear it home again.
No murmer passed those quiver
Which never laid silent in the
But now they move in songs of
To His great love and power to
J. BUEEELL HYMAN.
OUR WEEKLY REVIEW.
AN ATTEMPT TO BULLDOZE THE LOT
OWNERS OF HARMONY CEMETERY.
A PETITION IN CIRCULATION. OUR
FREE NIGUT SCHOOLS. DISCHARG
ED OFFICE HOLDERS CROWDING FE
MALES OUT OF THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS. SHALL THE SCHOOLS BE
MADE THE REFUGE OF DISCHARGED
POLITICIANS? WILL THE COM
MISSIONERS CONFIRM THE "AP
POINTMENTS OF THE BOARD.
We have been informed that
there is a petition in circulation
by those against whom a suit has
been filed, who huve compro
mised the rights of the lot owners
of Harmony cemetery, to the ef
feet that they are satisfied with
the present management of that
disgracefully conducted burial
grouud. We desire to warn all
honest lot owuers uot to take any
stock in said petition as the whole
thing is a fraud to entrap them
and thus deprive them of such
rights and privileges as the court
of Equity will grant when the suit
comes to trial. The men jvho
have the petition are only tools
of a man who has gotten control
of the grounds by fraud, which
the court ot Equity will decide.
Why is it that these men are so
afraid of the light? If the man
agement of the Harmouy ceme
tery has been conducted honestly
there need be no fear of haying
the courts to investigate it. Those
who will sign this fraudulent
petition will only subject them
selves to ridicule and contempt.
Again this petition will have no
eiftct 011 the court, especially
when fraud is established
We have been impressed with the
idea that our public schools were
to be conducted upon a high edu
cational basis, tree from influence
of politicians and discharged po
litical office holaerB; but from all
indications the night schools are
to be monopolized by discharged
politicians, thus crowding our
helpless females out. While we
have no persunal opposition to
make against the gentlemen, who
have been appointed to teach in
our night schools, we do object
to lemales being crowded out,
when we see such men as the ed
itor of the Advocate and Minton
put in places that should be filled
by ladi-s. We have nothing to
say against their ability to teach,
but we d ohject to their being
appoiuted when they have oiher
wo k to perform. Mr. Cromweil
is the editor of the Advocate, j.)b
printer and a lawyer of ability,
who is practicing in the courts.
Mr. Minton is a lawyer and a
man of ability, who cau make his
profession pay and who is reputed
to be worth 40 or 50 thousand
dollars. It is degrading as well
as surprising to see colored men
of such, ability crowding out
young ladies who have uot the
opportunity and advantages that
they have. Journalism or the
law profession must be a failure
or they must be short of cash.
The question is will the
confirm these appointments?
Every day convinces us that it is
absolutely necessary for the Com
missioners to retain possession of
our schools or make such rules as
must be 6'inding on our school of
ficers. Hon. B. K. Bruce has gone on a
lecturing tour. It is said that
Mr. Bruce is the popular man in
the field to day. There is no
doubt but that he is a success in
everything he undertakes. He
has the respect and confidence of
this entire country. As a man he
stands the equal of any American
laBt Tuesday was no doubt a sur
prise to all political parties. It
demonstrated the tact that some
body will be badly lelt in '88.
And if the colored voter wants a
piece of the pie he must divide on
CLARA TO LOUISE.
Dear Lou: I don't know of a
person that I would rather see in
troduced to the Household than
Mrs. James U. Matthews, of Alba
ny. Sne arrived in the city
Thursday accompanied by her
husband and son. She is at tie
residence ot Mra. Frauds Jacobs,
one of our F. F. Vs. Mrs. Mat
thews is a very pleasant lady whom
the Household should welcome.
have decided not to allow teachers
iu our day schools to teach in the
uight schools. I don't know but
what the Commissioners are right.
Our schools under the control of
the Commissioners have abolished
favoritism somewhat and I have
been strongly considering the
propriety of asking the Commis
sioners to conduct the examina
tions for teachers, or have a special
examining board appointed by the
Commissioners for the purpose of
conducting the examinations. I
know there are deserving ladies
in uur schools who are entitled to
promotions, but are destined not
to be favorites. There should be
a reorganization of the
HIGH AND NORMAL SCHOOL.
I have no objections to the princi
pal of the Miner Normal school,
the lady is sufficiently competent
but what she needs are competent
assistants. The High school
should be reorganized. There are
several changes iu that school that
should be made. The school is
not up to the standard. There
should be a business department
introduced. Book-keeking is an
absolute necessity. The young
men who graduate from that
school have no inducements to
enter the Normal school. How
ard University offers superior in
ducements to any colored institu
tion in the country and for that
reason our young men leave our
public schools and go to Howard
THE SOCIAL CIRCLE
will be anything but lively this
winter. The prime leaders ot the
Saturdav night club have left the
city and gone elsewhere. Mr.
Douglass is in Europe, Rev.
Grimke is in Florida and quite a
number of the other members
have beeu discharged from the
government, which will undoubt
edly impede the progress of the
circle. Dr. Purvis may probably
continue his private soirees, pro
vided he is allowed to retain the
has closed. There was no enter
prise that should have been more
patronized than this. It was the
T' eatest effort of the colored peo
ple of this community and an act
which should have met the uni-
versa! endorsement of everybody.
oome argue mat me price or ad-!
missiuu was too large; mat no in
ducements were offered the ex
hibitors, while this may be all true
enough, the mere fact of such an
exhibition in the District of Co
lumbia was commendable on the
part of those who managed the
affair. While I could have offered
some suggestions, which might
have aided the managers, I did
not feel at liberty to do so. I
have been informed that W.
Handy Johuson, will in the course
of a year or two lead a young lady
to the altar who is looked upwn as
one of the fairest in the city. I
don't know of a young man m re
deserving of the heart of such a
refined young lady than Mr.
Johnson. I am sure the union is
perfectly satisfactory, if it were
not so the parents of the lady
would not hesitate in saying so,
and the lady is of such a refined
?'.nd cultured disposition she
would obey the dictates of. her
literary society is coming to be
one of the most popular literary
associations in the city From
what I understand Col. Geo. W.
Williams, the colored historian
will pronounce the oration Thurs
day, Nov. 11 on the occasion of
the emancipation of Cuban slaves.
No man is more competent for
tl at honor than Mr. Williams.
who is the
mau among the colored people in
this country. He is an honor to
the rising young men and a credit
to the colored race. This oration
will be a masteipiece of composi
tion which should be heard by all
classes. It is indeed gratifying
to know that the Queen Regent
of Spaiu has broken the shackles
from over 200 000 Negro slaves,
and that Mr. Williams is the man
to pronounce this oration. It is
hoped that every man. woman
and child will be present on this
AN APPEAL FOR AFRICA.
rev. taylor's success in the
south. the coming missionary
convention. rev. colley in
vestigated, To the Editor of the Washing
Please allow me space in
your valuable paper to sav a few
words to the churches in your
city concerning our Foreign mis-
siou work. I have just returned
from the Foreign mission conven
tion in Memphis, Teun. It was
the best meeting since the orfani
zaiion of the convention. More
money was taken up than ever
before. Brethren Coles, Colley
and Pieslev were there, and the
convention inves igated the ru
mor tnat was against Bro. Colley,
of wilfully killiug a heathen boy
i 1 Africa, and decided that it was
an accident for which Bro. Colley
seemed to be as truly s ,rry as any
one could be. The corresponding
secretary was instructed to write
to Africa and get the facts from
the governor ot Liberia, who was
present at the investigation.
When the iacts are -received they
will be given to the public. Bro.
Colley and Presley resigned a3
missionaries on account of fulling
hedth and two other brethren
with their wives, from Miss., were
ehcted to take their places and
they will sail with Bro. Coles, the
latter part of Dec, so that by the
first ot Jan. 1887, we .vill have
six missionaries upon the field in
Africa and we will need m ney
to support them when they reach
their held of labor. Tne conven
tion Vi6 so well pleased with the
woik done in the first Foreign
Mit-siou district that thev decided !
to disttict the whole U S placing
the state of N. C. in the first For-
Ar,aQ-, ,i;Qf.,-i. !. .,.
x6w ixiaoivu uioLnub, du liio,l iwc
fir?t Foreign Mission district now
pmhrnni'a Vlnt-vlsml Vii'.ritiio
North Carolina and the district Of
Columbia. As agenf of the district
I will be in "Washington on the
. . .w .J., , liS4.M,,
12th of Nov., to spend the remain-
der ot the. month laboring among
the churches 111 that city, and I
hope and I believe I shall have
the co-operation of all the breth
ren. Last November I labored
very hard and organized a Foreign
convention in the D. C, which
adopted a constitution pledging
the churches to give one collection
a quarter for Foreign Mission.
That convention elected au'execu
tive loard to carry out its plans,
but for some cause that board ha8
been inactive and no money has
been raised Bince -November last.
The time for that convention to
meet again will be the 24th of
November, at which time I hope
that every Baptist church in the
District will be represented.
Every church will be entitled to
send 5 delegates aud every Sun
day school to send 3. I want the
young people to take hold of this
work, for we must give Africa the
gospel and it is the duty of all to
help iu this work. During my
stay in Washington I will preach
or lecture at any time that may
be desired for Africa Mission.
Dear Christians do help me in my
efforts to give Africa the g- speL
Your Bro in Christ,
J. A. Taylor.
OUR NIGHT SCHOOLS.
THE RESULT OP THE EXAMINATION.
The examination for teacher's
places in the night school took
place thia week aud the commit
tee found the following to be com
petent: WHITE SCHOOLS.
Franklin building F. A.
Springer, principal; Chase Roys,
Anne M. May re, David B. Todd,
Henry building Z. Richards,
principal; Frank D. Foster, Wm.
Riordan, Dela P. Mussey (pen
manship.) Peabody building Richard
Foster, principal; Harry L. Villee,
Nora Hoegelsberger, Sophie N.
De Vote (penmauship.)
Sumner building Mr. J. W.
Cromwell, principal; Mrs. R. E.
Lawson, teacher of penmanship;
Mies Belle S. James, teacher of
arithmetic; MissM. H. Somerville,
teacher of language and history.
Cook building George W.
Cook, principal; R. B. Peters,
teacher of penmanship; U. G.
Black, teacher ot arithmetic; Mrs.
A. M. Shadd, teacher of language
Randall building George W.
Milfoid, principal; T. J. Minton,
teacher of peumanship; James
Usher, teacher of arithmetic; Phil
lip Shippen, teacher of language
Translated for Titl-Bits.
At a college examination:
'What is the beat insulator?" asksi the)
profnspnr of physics.
In the country:
The lightning had just struck a house. A
crowd of people assembled.
"What's the matter, madame?" asked!
a little girl of a woman standing near her.
lA thunder-bolt has just fallen, little
"xYnd was it much hurt?
A gentleman was looking for rooms,
preparatory to chan-jinic hi lodgings;
Liking the appearance of a certain
house, he fi -st questioned the concierge:
"Are there any pianos in the neighbor
hood?" uOhI Monsieur do'sn't like pianos?
Not whfn they prevent my working;
j and, in order to work, I must have quiet.
, lWe.n: tl,en moieur cm hire rooms
1 l,ele without fear, lo tell the truth, tbere
areaui,zenp,ano3 within ear-shot, bur.
I monsieur will not be annoyed by them'
. HOW SO.
aWhy monsieur won't hear them.'
''How do you make that out?
"Because we have a locksmith next
door and a trunk-maker in the house. k
"Is the air healthy in thi3 village?"
"Indeed it is, sir. Whv DeoDle cefc to
centenarians here in les3 than no time;