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IRE PINE KEGHQ
I IT WILL PIT.
Terms. $2.00 Per year.
5 cents per copy.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1886.
NEVER SUCH BARGAINS
Ken's Boys5 and Children's Clothing
v offered at the Great Sample of Men,Boys'
A and ChTldren's Clotlilns Opening at 924TtUSt.v N.W.
Bet. I St. and Massachusetts Avenue.
ry tiimisand Men's Bov's and Children's Snits and Overcoats
,Vei t onods Many of them will be sold at less than the cost of the
oftli env nothing about the making and the trimmings. Actual bar-
g0?flS' l!Se A sample Suit worth S20 can be bought for 312.
gains seldom come, a , B , g - ac little over half-
Overcoats very 10 than M h tQ f th
pllec. Cl" ;ooas are mostly in single Suits, only one of a kind,
making, "hest English, French and American goods. Prince
TTolsold t0,$2 at leSSf
Alotrt Coats sola lor 9 Th re n0 better goods made, many of
than two-thirds ottne cost. Suitg gtarfc $5 and gQ
tutm superior to the oe Children's Suits $2.50 to $6, and Over-
up to SI Or .boys m ts from 50 up you can secure the
coats lor Men, J;; life iu any of these goods you can get fitted in. We
bet Wetfs Suits-54 in all-the price of them was $6.50, $7,
have a lot 4 t0 8 Just think of it. You can have your choice
8, $9 and SU), apu-j Overcoats for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
of this lot ioi 5u:. , t - Prillce Albert Coats, Black Cloth
i f Vy -
A MERRY DAY.
eV-n 9 ill) to 86, We Have a IOC Oi xrmue .auueio Ksuixi
SI. i.tv), v- 1 1 gfQ 22 your choice to day for $12.
fnrmor Y SOW iOl 9W, 9-u J .. Uentatneia np
it would be impossible to euuiuetaw -it
oiua u i Children. C
Ch,n.fi !?L"rJr,nnle Suits at q24 7th
at tue gitdb art"," . RnmnlA Suits mid all stvles of men's
To the Mammouth Bee, that we
all now see,
At this time of the year, that you
may not have any fear ;
Eor your information good com
pany, is always welcome here.
For the buzzing bees have all folded
their wings and sting, to sleep the
long sleep of winter till early
But this big bee, is a wide awake
bee, he will sting in January, as
well as May. .
You have always found me in the
hall, waiting to receive your Sat-
Come on good Bee, with hum;
and sting and make your calls till
For you, I am always glad to see,
and I am your friend ; L, D. G..
Davis of Baltimore, Perry and
Dorsey of Philadelphia, Grimke
of MaBS , Pledger and Turner of
Ga., Coleman of Concord N. C,
Abbott of N. C, Wood and
Bragg ofVa., and many others
take hold and make this one of
greatest conventions of the age.
The time has come for action, the
young men must lead, and the
leaders of the past must take a
$ack seat. If we mean to be a
race of people; if we mean to have
an intelligent leadershiD we must
Jf&lke-the lead. This convention
should meet in Boston, Mass., the
soil of freedom. Dr. John R.
Francis has written a letter
OUR WEEKLY REVIEW.
erl!itnni)OSsbretoeuumerate the thousands of good things in
It would beimpobsiu Children 0ome and see for y0urself
St. N. W., bet. I St. and
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a -. i .nn: mr LucsKuo
J3s,a..(i CliiUwii' Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY
Tvh at. 10 o'clock.
JOIIW F. 3SJL.L1S 4&c jo
37 PENN. AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
EXTENSIVE DEALERS IN
THE SENATE AND THE CONFIRMATION
OF J. C MATTHEWS. CAN THE
REPUBLICANS AFFORD TO REJECT
HIM? THE OPINION OF THE COL
ORED PRESS. WE DEMAND FAIR
TREATMENT. A NATIONAL COL
ORED CONVENTION TO BE CALLED
AKD MUSICAL MEliOMANDISE OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
le a-ents for the "Weber Behring, Vose, Guild, Mason and Hamlin
JP I Jk. IS O S!
MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. GEO. WOOD
ONE PRICE SHOE
:Fie Calf Boots $2.50 to JS.OO
GOOD WORK BOOTS $2 to $3.
ELECTRIC SHOES $2.50.
SEAMLESS SOLID GAITERS 2.
LADIES KID BUTTON 1. to 4.
MISSES KID & PEBLE BUTTON 97 Cte.
CHILD'S SCHOOL SHOES 75 Ota.
RUBBER BOOTS & SHOES OE ALL KINDS.
V. S. Look for the Old Lady in the Window.
HAND SEWED GAITERS $4.00.
EXPE20I0R IK CXSTHINC
Knocked to IPieee,
-Go to the Great Executors Consignment of Clothing At
3?:ri c e s
OoDosite Dnited States Patent Office
Men's Suits by the 1000. Did you ever buv an all Wool suit for $3.90.
Did vnu avnr hnv nn nil Wnnl "Hnnhln "RrfiflSted Suit for $5.60. Your
choice of a thousand pair of men's pants at 65c., 75c, $1.00, $1-50, $2.00
and $-2.90. Elegant Dress Suits at $0.40, 7.50, 7.80, 8.40, and 9 dollars.
Boys' Suits from 12 to 17 years 2.65, 2.75 and 3 dollars.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN EXECUTORS SALE ISs
AVi: 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 in different cities and sold re
gardless of cost or manufacture, in order to make a settlement with the
ieinaiuing partners. THIS WILL LAST EOR 15 to 20 DAYS only
816 F Street, n: w.
(Opposite United States Patent Office,) Between 8th and 9th Sts.
In our special request in the,
Bee of last week to the colored
editors throughout the United
States, relative to the confirma
tion of Mr. J. C. Matthews lor
Recorder of Deeds, it did not ex
actly state upon what grounds he
was rejec ed by the Senate. We
desire to Btate that this whole op
position to him is on account of
his color, which in our opinion
will tend to operate against the
republican party, if the Senate
continues to base its pretext upon
such a flimsy reason for its rejec
tion of a coloied American. If
the democratic Senators refuse to
vole for his cuunrinaiiuu, wo ap
peai to the republicans in the
Senate in the name of the colored
voters and the Negro press to cast
their vote for his confirmation.
WE WARN THE PARTY
to beware of the trap in which the
republican Senators are leading
the party. The sentiment of the
colored press is in favor of Mr.
Matthews' confirmation . The
Philadelphia Tribune one of the
leading colored organs in the east
has this to say:
The Senate will again be called
upon to take action upon the ap
pointment of Recorder of Deeds,
Matthews. The members should
remember that their actions on
this case will be carefully watched
by our race. They should not let
their political differences interfere
with their duy. Mr. Matthews
is an able man, one who would
fill the position with dignity and
honor; he is a credit to his country
and our race.
The venerable editor of the
Chicago Conservator, Alexander
Clark, a stalwart republican, also
said in his paper a lew weeks ago,
that the republican Senate will lose
many colored votes ilit rejects Mrt
Matthews again, or words to that
effect. We expect iu this week's
papers edited by colored men their
opinion in regard to Mr. Mat
thews' confirmation which we
shall publish and send a copy to
each Senator. The colored Press
is unanimous in favor ot the con
firmation of this leader of a new
idea, and for a republican Senate
to disregard it we are confident
will tend to the withdrawal of the
colored prees and voters from the
republican party. We have
warned you gentlemen and it is
lett to you whether the grave
which has been prepared will be
accepted by the republican party.
Reject Matthews and lose the col
ored vote, confirm Matthew and
cement the colored vote. And
no n it is proprsed to call a
of reprerentative colored
We want the youn
progressive men to attend,
vouner colored man must
TO THE COMMISSIONERS
requesting them to give the color
ed schools a respectable High
school, and we don't believe
Mr. Webb will object to so doing
Every citizen should do his duty
in aiding the dojtor to consum
mate this act. We need a High
and Normal school building with
all of the modern improvements
as the white High and Normal
school. We know that Mr. Webb
vwill favor Dr. Erancis' reeommen
elation. The appointment of 1 his
young man on the school board is
an acquisition to our schools, and
it is hoped that Mr. Webb will
favorably consider this- recommen
dation for a new colored High
school. Our Public schools have
never been in such a good condi
tion as they are now. Prof. Greg
ory of the 8th school division has
the respect and confidence ot the
teachers under him. Our teachers
have nothing to fear now as they
did in former days. A price is
not put upon them for their vir
tue nor are positions sold to them
for filthy lucre. There are none
to say, if you refuse to bow to me,
"I will turn you out." Our
teachers do not now stand iu fear,
of the official trustee lash over
thorn, as they did in by ffOnfi days.
We have gentlemen on the board
and a man who says that our
Public schools must be morally i
conducted or else there will be a
change. Mr. Webb, who has
charge of our schools will see that
proper men are appointed on the
school board; that there is no
favoritism shown; that competent
ladies shall not be turned out to
satisfy the whimB of a prejudiced
class of renegades and libertines.
We never had such a class of gen
tlemen on the school board as we
considered the school bill this
week and as we predicted it was
laid aside. Tbe people don't want
any change iu our school system.
rights justice and himself an hon
or. A very horrible, brutal and
blopdy murder was committed in
Ohio last week, near the town
of Eaton. It was the crime of
one VVm. Mussle, who murdered
an old rich farmer, Daniel Cris
man for his money.
500,000 have been willed to
Harvard college, Mass., by E.
Price Greenleaf, who died recently
and labored only to be immortal
ized by the Harvard college.
The new chief of Police does not
purprse to make any changes at
this time; he thinks the force is
very perfectly organized, which
gives him an opportunity to calm
ly consider his plans.
The suffering among the people
in Newberry county, S. C, is in
tense. The frost of January, the
hail in May 1st and the flood May
20, destroyed the crops. The re
port further says, that the suffer
ing of the colored, is worse than
Suspicion is laid asrainst 40 colored
men in 8outh Carolina for the
cruel murder of one little white
boy. The charge is, that they
had him murdered to conceal the
theft of a basket of cotton from a
neighbor's field. It is to be hoped
that the colored pres3 of the south,
may watch this murderous trau-
uisiivsu tiJLua. icpuil uue StUllfc IU lUtJ
country irom time to time as a
matter of history. The place ot
the murder was Yoke county and
the boy's name was John Lee
None but newspaper readers
can know how moral, how wealth
y, and how educational the col
ored citizens of this country are
becoming. How remarkably
surprising it is, to see so rapid a
grovth throughout the couutry;
from Minnesota to South Carolina
and from Texas to Maine, and
no newspaper will so truthfully
report these facts as the 147 col
ored papers we have in this country.
amalgamation, but keep it sepa
rate aud uniform ; it will never suit
you by having somebody else to
do it for yon , but do it for yourself.
Take for instance, the Jewish, the
Catholic aud the Episcopal religions
which are better understood by
-the poorest and most ignorant
than the Protestaut is by the best ;
why is it so? Let each of us pause,
and ask the question why? And
then wait for the auswer in a near
future continuance in the discussion
of these essential, race principle
Tlu maJ?-oolorcd pr.pera fcbrough
out the country, should vote the
fact, that the inter state commerce
bill is again before the congress of
the United States, and that the
points raised and successfully made
by John R. Lyuch, that more pro
vission was made for the travel of
dumb drutes than for the colored
American citizens, should not be
lost sight of. They should united
ly bring these facts to the attention
of the Congress and have each
party, squared upon this issue and
requestcl to define their position
with reference to the equal, aud in
discriminate travelling nrotectmn
and facilities of the colored Ameri
can citizens in common with the
Let it be understood that upon
this all important question ofhu
mau rights, it is noc a party, but
race issue, upon which every color
ed American should stand abreast-
The men who are agitating a
change are doing it for a selfish
purpose. All honest peuple are
with the Commissioners. Our
present school system is the best
in the country, and we hope that
the District committee will allow
all bills looking to a change in our
school system to sleep.
for himself and not be lead by
those who are incapable of leading.
We want to see such men aa Al
lain of Louisiana, Stewart of New
York, Ciark of Ohio, Pinchback,
Vance and Kennedy of Louisiana,
If the drawing of human blood and
committing murder are sufficient
causes why a community should
be called bloody field, then North
Washington is more entitled to
that name, than the other portion
of the city, as mot of the crimes
are committed in this section; ana
too, they are mostly committed by
white people instead of colored.
An application of Mrs. Char
lotte Smith, a prominent female
politician found by newspaper
ramblers, made to the Honorable
Commissioners for the position of
Major and Suot. of the Police
Department as chief, proved upon
examination, as it seems from a
reporter ot the Republic, to be
The lecture oi the Rev. Dr.
Laws, entitled our relations,
which he purposes to deliver while
away is sn essential one to the
people of to day. The elements
or his lecture will embrace tne
moral, educational and civil rela
tions of white and colored races.
Being oue of Washington's
representatives, we are satisfied
that he will do the cause of human
Another phrase in the ehnents of
strength, which must constitute the
future greatness of the colored
race in this couutry will show that
that greatness cannot be estimat
ed from the character of our com
plexion; but the character of our
moral and financial worth. The
whites will never consent for you
to call them, Airieans, Ethiopian,
Negro, or the colored race; then
should we consent for them to call
us, European, Gentile, Caucasian
or white race, through any illegal
practices of amalgamation, aud
adultry going ou.
This appeal to reason aud com
mon sense ; this instruction to this
racial element, which entertains
the 50 years idea of destruction of
the colored American race by adul
tery, or even legal amalgamation,
ami this teaching uto all the world,"
is not addressed to white men who
illegally amalgamate with colored
women, and have as much right as
colored men have to illegally amal
gamate with white women. This
observation carries us back into
the school room, where the caste
classes are taught in their infancy;
from the length of their hair, and
the complexion of their skin, they
are exhibited from the rostrum of
observation accordingly, and are
prepared for the world duties in
the same manner ; and the result is
on the days of recording awards,
and graduations, complexion ig
nores, intelligence, and the world is
robbed of its best intellect, in the
person of its third racial membership.
To aspire to race greatness,
and rivalry of status with
races, the colored race
act in a way
up its morais,
Opportunity for ministerial em- ,
ployment means requirement for
ministerial employment. As an ev
idence of the fact, there are 12,791
vacant pulpits in the United States
aud yet the cities seem to be filled
with preachers seeking ministerial
One of our men, Thomas Har
rison has been called to the puipit
of the Macedonia Bapdst church,
Hillsdale, D. C. and is takiug a
Rev. Dr L ws.
Rev. S. J. R. Nelson has been
called to the pastorate of the Mt.
Olive Baptist church, East Wash
ington. Rev. Washington Holmes will
supply the pulpit of the Virginia
Avenue Baptist church to mor
row. The communion will be served
at the Johu Wesly A. M. E., Sa
lem, Liberty, Third, and Virginia
Avenue Baptist churches to mor
row at 6 p. m.
The Sunday school concert at
the Shiloh a few evenings ago,
was a failure on account of inclem
'Unchurches of the District of
Columbia ought to be the strongest
in the United States.
The funeral services of Mr. Jo
seph Brooks, a successful business
man, and an honorable citizen of
this District, who died at his
residence in the county, on vVed
nesday, Dec. the 9th inst., were
conducted by the Rev. Geo. V.
Lee irom the Fifth Baptist church,
of which the deceastd was a mem
ber and trustee for years. He was
once a member of the District
legislature, and at the time of his
deatf, he was the business mana
ger of the National Benefit and
Relief Association, the only oue
managed by colored citizens in
the District of Columbia. His
funeral, for arrangement and at
tendance by ministers and friends
was very large.
The whole sf ate of Virginia is
sectioned off into so many coun
ties for ihe meetings of he Sunday
schools iu Unions and they are
other , both regularly and largely attend-
must i ed. There is some talk ot orgau-
to build izin'g a colored Baptist Association
its iutellecLloutin the wesern Dart of the
and its religion: and not in a state nf Pfiiinslvftni.
way to pull them down ; to show all !
of the race and not a few special! Throughout the country, the
exhibits oi amalgamated complex-; churcnes seem to nave Deen e:y
ions, where in everv case
whites claim, that but for myi
blood, he or she never would have I
done half so well.
poorly attended on Sunday.
The Baptist Sunday school
Union met at the Western Mission
15th st.. and Meridian Hill on Sun-
That is very much like the man day lbSfc an(1 -m tue absence of the
who parades the street in borrow- prosident A. Hamilton, vice preai
ed garmets, a paper collar, and g j a T , pded.
sham shirt bossom ; nothing of his 7 ,kq. ; 1X r nn
.wn on -At an. nrt 4hnf , L. n. : General discussion took .place
which resulted into many texcei-
owu on at all, and what he has on,
some one else owns it. You can
never make your race beautiful by
, ' i
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ill, Ml 1
tapnLaia .faAAa-i iMt&kfaiifeJnfenifcWa,r.-1.