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- -a?rV. i :."" d " ' - sir-..Vi' . - "M r., i'l 'iijt. g-. $? '-'; 5 - '' t- v ' Terms. $2.00 Per year. VOL. V. never" such -IN- Men's Boys9 sum! Children's ilofhiag Is are now offered at the Great Sample ofi ilc,lSius' aUd a iiiicU'est's Clothing Opening at 924 Yth St., IV. IV. . Bet. I St. and Massachusetts Avenue. r. n tiimiRfliiri Men's Bov's and Children's Suits and Overcoats of the best goods. Many of them wil,l be sold at less than the cost of the coods say nothing aboutthemaldug and the trimmings. Actual bar- JUI. V"V uiivrv.Mvv ..,;c ortlrlnm Overcoats very low, and Children and rome. A Sara )ie ouii vvyn,ii ou ran uc uuugui iui ?x. Drice Children's Overcoats at less tuau you wouiu ua 10 pi. ior tue marine These goods are mostly in single Suits, only one of a kind, inVare made of the best English, French aud American goods. Prince Mbert Coats sold for $15 now ( Suits that sold for $12 to $20 at less than two-thirds of the cost. There are no better goods made, many of thPin mmerior to the best ordered work. Men's Suits start at $5 and go an to $10 Boys' suits $5 to $10 ; Children's Suits $2.50 to $6, and Over coats for Men, Bovs' and Children from $2. 50 up. You can secure the best bargains of your life in any of these goods you can get fitted in. We have a lot of Children s suits o m an tue price oi uueiu was $u.uu, o , i 9 and $10, ages, 4 to S. Just think of it. You can have your choice Vtlris lot for $3.00. Little Overcoats for half price. Men's Pauts 75c, $1 1 50 &2 up to $6, We have a lot of Prince Albert Coats, Black Cloth L'mm-Iv sold for $18, $20, $22 your choice to day for $12. t WOUlQ DGimpOSSlUie UJ euuiJioiaLU uuu niuuaauue vi. kwu tuuiyo in Clothing for Men, Boys' and Children. Come and see for yourself t the great sale of sample Suits at 924 7th St. N. W., bet. I St. and Mass Ave. Look for the sigus. Sample Suits aud all styles of men's Bov's and "Children's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY MORN ING at 10 o'clock. i in tl 4- --. .i .-- wiir-t fs JOHN F. EULiTS Ac C Km 937 PEKN. AVENUE, AVASHINGTOAT, D. C. EXTENSIVE DEALEBS Jf o -mp MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE OF EVERY. DESCRIPTION Sole agents for the Weber Bebring, Vose, Guild, Mason and Hamlin Bekr Bros. I? I Jk. IS O S! MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. GEO. WOODS PACKARD, CHASE ORGAN S! $2.50 DOUBLE STITCHED SHOES. $1.50. MADE OF CALF-SKIN BROAD B01 TOM. $1-50 GMFBUTTQN UGE &G0SGRESS GAITERS, ELECTRIC, FIJEIXIIIBIJE Sc SOFT In 'I I H f "-"'" wu .. jaw u-aiAJiivo xkjl uauiuo aim VJCUUeilieil. k. 4 i M AYH fil?lVT?.n r Aimrno 4V t..-..h., .....i -a...ji NJ - V-' V Lof Qusxrler Slioes, US" GREAT VARIETY Y O U N G 'S. "2 7fch St., HEILBRUys QUI Stand. Look Jor the old lady in Wimlo.w THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME." Copyrighted llluc....-,. ... - - 1877 1U ...-. -5&- -i . . r.J nenseoiauggF made jay T. T. Haydoct. which is not only the Leading 'Havdn v ? ?f U but THE LEADING BUGGY OF AMEKICA. Hal M A vnofcK J2F.Bolt. ?nd Pifth Wheel- Ask you denier for the T. T. LlfeWSSSW01' Wlth lIl? Haouk Safel Ktoff Bolt and Fifth WheeL j'ie is insecure riding over any other. CTU, picture will be famished on & lcc crd, printed in elegant style, to anvonc -who ill aSree to frame it) aptWo rlrh,c LigtV Cor. Plum and Twelfth S!s., CIXCDTXATI, O. AUEJTS 7ASTED T7HEEE T7E HAVE ffOHE! SO INVESTMENT B0 PE0FITABLE. ii 1 1 rr .THrrrrt MBHH1BMC 1 1 f 1 1 M l'M 1 1 VMBHSi' lEIIkC lijaMqilll 1 B.H.I I MNiBKZBa bargains 5 " -i-l.l Boy's Suits at little over half- lv 4 li Atinmili' aP vaaI flit An i o ft 1TA " .t.iu rr 1 1 ir-tiene IC it tt i I 111 I I'MWHHBEI S3 ..,. WASHINGTON, D. p., OUR WEEKLY REVIEW. C0L0KED JOURNALISM. TKE DOUG LASS AND TUE ERA. NEWSPAPER SHARKS. COLORED NEWSPAPERS IGNORED BY ItEPUBLICANS.J THE COMMONER. nOW SOME 01' TEE PAPERS LIVE. PROGRESS OP NE GRO JOURNALISM, &C. The colored editors whoae pa pers have been reviewed by us should not feel chagrined, because wo are endeavoring to deal with them fairly and judiciously. The fact that colored journalism in this country is a success, is well demon strated. But to say that the are up to the standard of newspapers, published in this age, is what we do not conceede, nor will any1 fair minded man who has a knowledge of journalism. Fortune of the PKEEMAN aud Pulies, of the Globo 1 come nearer to real journalism tluiw'the majority of the colored press. :The superiority of these papers, in sub. ject matter and make up, mkes them leaders of the colored press. They nave shown this much, (i. e.) if the colored people would support them, that they are able to discuss the issues ot the day. In our last weeks review, relative to the ? NATIONAL ERA we should have said that the Doug lass Brothers, liquidated an indebt edness of$3S5l), and that tkere was no disguising the fact, they were true friends of the race. the coxsriKAcr to overthrow the Era was caused by jealousy, as we have heretofore stated. And we have it from reli able sources, that Mr. Robert Thorn pkiiK, was the only honora ble mau in the transaction, .or a member of the defunct bank ring. While Mr. Tliompkius.lias been severely criticised, bvtiuiinr associated with the bauk ring, he was the only mau to honor his ob ligations. This gentleman is a fine and smooth writer. He has ability equal to any young man in the race. The consolidation of the Era and Citizen was a destruction to the former. The Citizen only brought fifty subscribers to the firm. The Citizen's attack on the celebrated Lotus club, which was dispised by the people, tended to increase its circulation, prior to the consolidation. We shall speake more fuTly concerning- the Lotus club, before we shall conclude this review. The REPUBLICAN PARTY which aided to Emancipate the Negro, did not do much toward supporting colored newspapers. The Era was the only paper ot any prominence that received support from the republican executive com mittee, while other journals edited by white men were well compensa ted. Had the Era lived, it would have been the recognized aud the most reliable race paper edited by Negroes. Mr. Douglass knew the value and importance of the press when he established THE NORTH STAR, subsequently Fred. Douglass' pa per. He knew with the press he could reach millions. Mr. Doug lass has been charged with ingrati tude towards the race, which is a charge not well ibundrd. There is not a more liberal and kind hearted man in the race than this sage of xVnacostia, and the abuse that lie ets, very oiten comes from per sons who have endeavored to bleed him. If one eighth of our moneved negroes were as liberal toward "the press as Mr. Douglass, our journals could live. In this connection we must not fail to mention the liber ality of E? HEGISTF.Il 1JRUCE. Hon. B. K. Bruce, has given lib eral support to uewspapers edited by Negroes. And those that he has help the most are the lirst to abuse him. This is ingratit.ude. Mr. Bruce doesn't miud lair criti cism, but, personal attacks are not appreciated by any man. A circum stance occures "to us, dining the press convention in '80 held in this city. Mr. Sim kins, formerly editor of i he Arkansas Mansion wanted Mr. Bruce, to identify him. so that could cash a draft or a note, we dou't know which. Mr. Bruce, not knowing the Mr. Simkins, de clined. On the editors return home. he wrote an abusive notice against Mr. liruce. Such journalism is a disgrace to the colored press. An other journalist called on Mr. Doug- SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1886. lass for the loan of 8800 without an eudorsor, which was also declined. This journalist hasn't had much use for Mr. Douglass since. AYe could mention several instances of 3Segro correspondence, attempting to fleece reputable people and on failing, have black-mailed them. The most indiguant men are the MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. They complain daily of alleged Negro correspondents, claiming to represent papers, having beat them out of money. The most uotorious of these correspondents is the indi vidual who claim to represent a paper in Baltimore, New York and Cleveland Ohio. But Mr. Pulies, some time ago, immediately dis claimed the connection of this indi vidual with his paper. A more notorious rascal, doesn't, exist than this penitentiary bird. He is knowu in this city by thieves and beats. This is .the way a majority of these Negro correspondents live. The CCODIOjN'ER, is the next journal that played a couspicious part in the field of jour nalism. Its editor was Rev. Geo. W.Williams, the colored historian. The entrance of this paper into the field of journalism was met with universal favor. Subscriptions &c. had been collected and paid for in advance, but, like all other papers, it died in its eight week, which was one week before Mr. Williams, received an appointment in the Post Office, at the request of General Grant, and it was thought by many that that was all the gen tleman wanted. He did not hold the position long. This paper was well edited aud had Mr. Williams been sincere in his new enterprise, it would have beeu a success. THE PLA1NDEALER was the next in order to be estab lished. This was founded by Dr. King and A. W. Harris. It was a well edited paper, but, the treach-1 cry or certain negroes killed it. In. its war on John Defrees, the late Public Printer, certainly show ed the power of the Negro press. There were certain men connected with the paper who played Judus and gave many secrets away which crippled the paper somewhat and forced the removal of Dr. King nnd tne appoiutment ot A. W. A. De Leon, a West Indian. DeLeon was a brilliant writer and his editorials commanded respect by the leading journals in the country. His con servative policy caused many of the republican attaches of the paper to leave. DeLeon who did not own one cents worth of thePlaindealers' type, when he was invited to join the company, but when he left he carried the whole business with him to New Hamshire, where his course ended as an editor. He is now in Hayti.' In our next we shall state how the Lotus club was killed, who were in it and where they are and the power of Douglass'" Press. A LOOK AHEAD. puop. w. b. jounson's address at ASBIMY PARK. N. J. SOUND AD VICE OF A YOUNG DIVINE. Prof. W. ti. Johnson, of this city', at the annual meeting of the American Baptist Home Mission Society held at Ashury Park, K". J., May 30th, delivered the iol lowiug address Paf. Johnson is the third divine of color who has ever addressed this s iciety. The address was well received and the culm and eloquent manner of his delivery were met with he trty applause. Prof. Johnson said: We btand to day upon an emi nence that oxerl'oks more than fcivo decades, spent in efforts to ameliorate the condition of seven million immortal souls; by opening befre their hitherto dark and cheerless lives, possibilities of development into a perfect and symmetrical manhood anu womanhood. The retrospect presents to us a picture of moral degradation a logical se qnenee of slavery: menial gloom, unpenetrated by the faintest ray of intellectual light; souls, (out of which should flow the holiest and best forces of Pfe) belittled in ca pacity; warped in sentiment and lowered in instinct, until the dis tinction between moial right and wrong had nearly become extinct. Absolutely sunk m the lowest depths of -a poverty, which educed th m to libjcts of chnaaty and s'0)d, as twj imnieffiiablu Wnpr 'in their way to speedy "advauo raent, in all those qualities that make the useful citizen, with ev ery influence of church, state and social life, opposed to their pro gress in and enjoyment of the blessings of liberty, and like some evil genius, forever haunting them with the idea, that their future must be one of subserviency to the "superior race." Hated and oppressed, by the combined wisdom, wealth and statesmanship of a mighty confed eracy; watched and criticised their mistakes strongly magnified by those who fain, would write de struction upon the emancipation; they were expected to lise from this condition. The idea of giv mr to the ntwly enfranchised a sound practical education was con sidered at the dawn of freedom, an eay solution, of what as an un solved problem, threatened the perpetuity of republican institu tions. Within a year from the firing on Sumter, the benevolent andfarsighted northern frieudshad established schools, from Wash ington to the G-u'f of Mexico, which became centres of lip;ht, penetrating th darkness aud scattering the blessings of an en lightened manhood lar and wide The history of the world, cannot produce a more affecting spectacle than the growth of this mighty Christian philanthropy, vhieh be ginning amid the din of battle, has steadily marched on through every opposing influence, and lifted a race troni weakuess to trength, from poverty to wealth, from moral and intellectual non entity to place and power among the nations of the earth, b'rom the awful depths out of which we have emerged, to the promised la-d of perfect race develjpment wo aroskcd-tu'luuky -and lrjr--all- the rapid and healthful process of the p-iaf; by an unwaveriug faith in that Divinity that shapes our ends, forec at the future The prospect shows 'improve ment religiously. The emotional as opposed to the rational element in the Negroes' religion is fast be coming a thing of the past. The pew is loud, continuous and uni versal m its demand for an educa ted pulpit one that unites to deep piety a mind well trained; that makes Christ the centre of all its preaching; that shirks no re sponsibility; th st aims to awaken in the people, holy aspirations and untiring zeal, to the end, that the kingd ms of this world may be come the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ. Denominational- ly our progress is, partly, seen in the organization of the 800,000 Baptists of the south, for the pros ecution of Mission work in Africa We have raised 1 0,000, sent out six missionaries, all of whom have beeu trained in "Home Mission schools," planted schools aud mis sion stations in Africa, and awak ened an interest in the work in this country, both in the ministry aud laity, that is simply un paral lelled. We regard the African Mission work as pre-eminently ours, since it develops in us that spirit of self help, without which nations nor individuals can rise to worth and ppwer. There is a growing tendency among the chnivhes of the south to assume the conduct and support of their own educational institution3, but the more conservative and far sighted leaders, see in this, a pres ent imposibility, though all believe the lorces are gathering them selves, that will in time uot ony conduct and support, but build and endow colleges nd universi ties all over the southland. Morally we are improving. This element of progress is necessarily slow; its opposition is mighty and deeprooled; it must eliminate the evil habits of generations. Iso one who knows the southern Negro aud compares the low moral status in which freedom found him, with his present m ;rality can deny that his progress has been stupendous. Go to his home aud there you will hud a pure mual atmosphere, supplemented by that taste and re finement which is an outgrowth of right living. Go to the schools, look into the bright intelligent faces of the pupils, and see the marks of refinement, in dress and f Kf 5 cents per copy. no. r. decorum, which are the conse quences of proper home -training. Mankind is imitative, the Negro is pre-eminently so. Throw him iu a healthy moral atmosphere and he will imbibe its salutary in fluence and reproduce it in his home. Since emancipation under the most dispiriting-circumstances the Eegro has made rapid and un parallelled improvement in morals; aud if this state has been attained' against countless and multiform adversities, to what moral heights may he not ascend iu the next twenty years, with the refining aud elevating influences of the church, the home, and the schools as agencies in promoting this great end. E lucationally his progress is amazing. For this he is largely indebted to the continued beuevo lenee of northern philanthropist. Already we have men in all tie professions (where "caste" has not closed her iron gates against them) and the success attendant upon their ettort-j argues well for the race. But when we consider their rapid numerical increase and the vastueas of thefL II for missionary and educational effort, we are con fronted with the problem, how to meet this growing illiteracy and gather the material into our -schools and churches to be utilized for God and humanity. The society's schoolplan ted all over the south have indeed been a rich blessing not only 'to the southland but the whole countrv. God haa signally blessed the work of the past and now leads the denomina tion iuto wider fields of usefulness. Is there not a significant call to the great Baptist family, by the increasing numbers ot southern Negroes; by the success of the past and the posaihaitioo o. The future, to enlargen its plans?. Jf the Negro population is to double itself every twenty years, in the next half century how shall the ignorant millions be supplied with teachers and preachers? In the hundreds of intelligent teachers and able preachers; qualified doctors and shrewd lawyers, farsighted jour nalists, energetic business men and legislators of recognized abiK ity, scattered all over the south. The society may see the . fruits of over 20 years labor and the efforts put forth now, to lift -the -Negro to higher plains of thought and action can only become visible when the great tide of illiteracy rushes upon us in the years to come. God has given to northern Baptists a work in the south, that he has not committed to any other denomiuatiou. He has made that land productive of Baptist princi ples, and thee is no spot in this republic capable of yielding such glorious returns.. Shall weuotgo in and possess the land? The southern Negro now needs a thorough education of the hand as well as the heart and head. To give mental development only, to a race whose needs are so impera tive and varied; to send out an army of intellectual giants and in dustrial dwarfs, is a mistake. Prof. Gilliam savs "The Negr in 1900 will number 14,000,000." Now with numerical increase come new responsibilities. Wbat must be done for theje millions? We answer, gather them into our schools, place the intellectual torch iu their hands and if they care not for the '-professions," let them find their way to. industrial fame, bv its light. We are m the midst of grand opportunities to do the American Negro incalculable good. A thousand evils stand around to thrust their deformities upon him aud subject htm to a thralldom more demoralizing and far-reaching than that from which he has just been imancipated.'The Lord of the harvest Invites the laborer by placing betore him these white fields, ripe with possibilities. Shall we hesitate? Duty 'calls for immediate and determined action. 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