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VOL. V- WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST, 7 1886. C No. lu. wllll
NEVER SUCH
IN-
Meo's Boys' and
.4s are now offered
l at Uie Great Sample of !tIen,Bo)s'
Clothing Opening at 924 Till St., W.W.
and Children's
Bet. 1 St. and Massachusetts Ayenue,
Over one thousand Men's Boy's and Children's Salts and Overcoats
of the best goods. Many of them will be sold at less than the cost of the
goods, say nothing about the making and the trimmings. Actual bar
gains seldom come. A sample Suit worth 20 can be bought fur $12.
Overcoats very low, and Children and Boy's Suits at little over half
price. Children's Overcoats at less thau you would have to pay for the
mni.-;nn TiiPSA nods are mostly in siuffle Suits, only one of a kind,
and are'made of the best English, French and American goods. Priuee j
Ubert Coats sold for Slo now $$, suits mat soiu ior $iz to $zu at iess
than two-thirds of the cost. There are no better goods made, many of
them superior to the best ordered work. Men's Suits start at $5 and go
up to $1G ; 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 54 in allthe price of them was $6.50, $7,
$s, $9 and $10, ages, 4 to 8. Just think of it. You can have your choice
of this lot for $3.90. Little Overcoats for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
U 81-50 $2 up to $6, We have a lot of Prince Albert Coats, Black Cloth
formerly sold for $18, $20, $22 your choice to day for $12.
It would be impossible to enumerate the thousands of good things in
Clothing for Men, Boys' and Children. Come and see for yourself
at the p'cat sale of sample Suits at 924 7th St. N. "W., bet. I St. and
"Mass Ave. Look for the signs. Sample Suits and all styles of mens
jWsViml Children's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY. MORN
ING at 10 o'clock.
JOHNF. EJLiHIS Sc CX,
937 PEXN. AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
EXTENSIVE DEALERS IN
KjJ. j-"ass&
MUSIC
AXD MUSICAL MERCHANDISE OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
la agents for the "Weber Buhring, Vose, Guild, Mason and Hamlin
Behr Bros.
MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. GEO. WOODS
PACKARD, CHASE
OH O A. IN S!
$2.50 DOUBLE STITCUEft SHOES. $1.50-
MADE OF
CALF-SKIN BROAD BO'l TOM.
$1.50 GILFHirrTDI UGE ftGHlBHESS GITEfl59 ELECTRIC,
FIJEXIBLE Sc SOFT
A 00 UASJD SEAVED GA1TERS for Ladies and Gentlemen.
Low Quarter Sluoes, IN GEEAT VARIETY.
Y O U N G 'S.
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ADDRESS OF W. CALVIN
CHASE
EDITOR OF THE WASHINGTON BEE,
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON
SOUTHERN OUTRAGES, DELIVER
ED IN ATLANTIC CITY AT THE
NATIONAL PRESS CONVEN
., TION,
The committee on "Southern
Outrages" submit the following:
In taking a retrospective view
of the states lately iu rebellion, it
is observed that during the past
ten years and since the collapse of J
repu oncan setae government m
the sou th there has been a conspic
uous absence of that organized
system of violence which existed
to such ularnrng extent from the
cl se of the n-bellion through the
administration of Grant. It is
not necessary in this report to re
count the murders and whippings
and reign of terror which were the
natural products of that once pow
erful organization known as the
Ku-Klux. The shocked and civi
lized world knovvs the history by
heart; investigation committees
have been sent to the late insur
rectionary states to make a report
of the personal violence and polit
ical wrongs suffered by the colored
people of the south at the hands
of the enemies of the colored race,
and as a rosult of their investiga
tions a mountain of evidence is
filed in the archives of the Con
gressional library as a standiug re
mike to the injustice and wicked
ness of Southern democracy.
The state gONernment of all. the-
Southern states having be-n
wrenched from the grasp. of Re
publicans by the d mocraey of the
South it vould naturally follow
that the end having been secured
the exercise of the means would
cease. So that instead of killing
offand terrifying republican voters
with the bullet, the knife aud the
lash, the new expedient is to vio
I late the sanctity of the ballot b.x
by ballot box stuffiug aud false
returns. A tree ballot and a fa:r
count is unknown in the South
aua there is no assurance given
by those who. have possession of
the state governments in the South
that there is likely to be a chauge
from this state ot things- Iudeed,
the spasmodic out breaks of vio
lence is now resorted to whenever
it appears necessary to piomot.e
the ends of the demo -ra-y in the
complete subjugation of the Ne
gro politically and otherwise.
The Hamburg massacres and
the butcheries of Couchatta and
Danville aud Copiah and Carroll-'
ton stand as bloody witne-s- s to
the savagery of the Neg' o'd oppres
eor in the land of his birth. When
ev the colored people ot the
- athern spates knowing their
.ghts dare to assert and ma'ntain
them it will be at the peril of their
lives now as heretofore.
Alluding to the attitude of ihu
colored citizen in Southern poli
tics in the palmy days of repu li-
ai rule after reconstruction, the
minority report of the congression
al Ku-klux committee took the
ground that one or the other mc
must have till or none of the po.it
ical power and that the polifcd
power of the Negro in the South
will last only as long as the power
of the Republican party shall la-3t
and no longer. "But whenever
that party shall go down, as go
down it wiil at some time not long
in the future, it will be the end oi
the political power of the Negro
among white men on this c nti
uent." "Men iu the frenzy of po
litical passion may shut their eyes
to this fi.ct now but it will come at
any time when the Negro will
crave to be a party necessity to
the country." It is a dark picture
tor the Negro and the exercise of
his constitutional right of citizen
ship.
The outcropping of the vilest
forms of barbarism ia seen m the
common occurrence or ix-cution
of lynch law in various parts of
the Sou h where inn cence.by an
influential riot is as apt to be pun
ished as guilt. It is a travesty
upon justice and should be frowu
ed upon by the press of the coun
try, when bred Douglass in his
memorable address before the Na
tional Convention of colored men,
which, met at Louisville in Sep
tember 1888, referring to this class
of outrage said: In many places
where the commission of crime -is
alleged- against one of our color,
the ordinary processase of the law
are set aide as too slow for the
impetuous justice of the infuriated
populace. They take fhe law into
their own bloody hands and ro
ceed ro whip, stab, shoot, hang or
burn the alleged culprit with out
the introduction of court, cunaej,
judge, jury or witnesses. In such
cases it is not the business of the
accuser to prove the guilt, but it
is for the accused to prove his in
noeeuee a thing hard to do even
in a court of law, and utter
ly impossible for him to do iu
these infernal lynch c -urts.
A man accused, suppressed,
frightened and captured by a mot
ly crowd, dragged with a rope
about his neck in midnight dark
ness to the nearest tree and told in
the coarsest terms of profanity to
prepare for death would be more
than human if he did not, in j'his
terror stricken appearance, more
confirm suspicion ot guilt than the
contrary: worse still iu the presence
of such hell black outrages the pul
pit is usually dumb and the press
iu the neighboihood is silent or
openly takes sides with the mob.
There are occasional caes in which
white men are lynched but one
sparrow does not make a summer.
Every one knows that which is call
ed Lynch law is peculiarly the law
for colored people and nobody else.'
Iu this connection your commit
tee would advert to the judiciary
ot the Southern States. In most
of the courts a colored jiror is sel
dom found in the jury box. And
in the great majority of cases the
jury to be confronted and to try
criminal cases as well as civi cases,
is composed of white mem who are
antagonistic to the welfare of the
colored man. The courts of the
South form a peculiar species of
terror to those who may be so un
fortunate as to be entagled in their
meshes. The Star Chamber pro
ceedings in the earlier histoTy of
England or the Spanish Inquisition
was not more keenly dreaded
thau the local tribuue in the
South by the colored people there
who confronts one enemy on the
bench and twelve iu the jury box
to adjudicate his cause. It may be
said to the credit of the race that
considering the population and sur
roundings of the colored people a
very few figure in the caleudar of
crimes and misdemeanors. And it
should be the duty of the press to
discourage what remaius of a dis
position to violate the laws ot the
land.
Iu the year 1881 A State conven
tion of colored men was held iu
Goldsboro, N. C, to petition the
legislation for redress of grievences
among which was the studied eva
sions of the rights of the colored
nieu to set on the juries in the
State courts. No attention has
been paid to their appeal.
A key to the Southern situation
with reference to political outrages
is to bo found in the late suppres
sion by mob violence, of free speech
in the town of Birmingham, Alaba
ma. It was flashed over the wires
by the associated press July.
After the Republican State con
inittt'e had nominated a ticket the
candidates in a public meeting
were delivering speeches in accept
ance of the positions tendered 'them
as candidates when the meeting
was broken up by a mob of ruffians
and the democrats took possession
of the stump and Ex-Congressman
declared in his speech that whatever
number of republican votes may be
cast in the coming election, the
Democrats will hold the State at
all hazards.
The peace that reigns in sections
of the South now is the result of
that oppression which makes it im
possible for serfdom to assert the
natural rights of man iu the pre
sence of a landed aristocracy in
trenched behind the legislative ex
ecutive and judicial powers of the
State government, aud the public
opinion which it would grove.
It. is the fear of mob violence or
of being siugled out for persecution
ami the subject of daily reproach J
or driven from the ordinary oecu-
pations of life by 'the combination
of employes that ameeksubmisson
and a refusal' to exercise the ordi
nary rights to citizenship isfofced.
The rights of accommodation de
nied common carriers in the many
states iu the south where the color
ed bishop aud ladies aud gen
tleman of the colored raee. are fore-
ed to ride in second class jim crow
cars with their families and be ex
posed to the ruffianism and vulgar
ity of negro haters aud the fumes
pi offensive tobacco, to say nothing
of the refussal of the proprietors of
eating houses along the line of
railways throughout the south to
sell to colored travellers even a
meal of victuals outside the kitch
en. This class of outrages experi
enced by the colored traveller does
not inspire him with an access sym
pathy and love for those who thus
insult his manhood and gentility,
and his love of country and by tlie
stars aud stripes which float over
it is by no means intensified by
this proscription and caste which
meets, him at every turn as if he
were a leper and an alien.
Your committee has endeavor-'
ed to find a remedy for the
injustice aud "man's inhumanity
to man" in the south as shown in
the treatment of colored people.
We find the legislature refusing
to do their part, the executive offi
cers are in the late Carrollton mas
sacre, failing to act and the state
courts controlled by a diseased
public opinion and prejudiced
grand juries unwilling to right the
wrongs perpetrated upon the race.
The law of retaliation if exercis
ed by the colored people would on
ly add fuel to the flames and a
scene of carnge and bloodshed
would result to the detriment of
both races. In view of all the cir
cumstanees we would recommend
that in the more densely colored
populated sections of the south aud
where political intolerance reigns
where civil rights are denied where
labor is unrewarded and where en
couragement is not given to life,
liberty and the persuit of happi
ness and the exercise of the natur
al and constitutional rights of
citizenship, the people should va
cate those sections "and remove to
other parts ot the country iu the
great open countries of the west
aud northwest where more ample
facilities are afforded for thrift and
enterprise and where constitution
al liberty is recognized as the ina
lienable right of every American
citizen.
Respectfully submitted,
W. C. CHASE,
Chairman.
--
ATLANTIC CITY.
MELTING OF THE PRESS CONVENTION.
COLORED JOURNALISTS IN TOWN.
WHO ARE HERE.
(Special to the Bee.)
Atlantic City, N, J. Aug., 3rd, jSq.
The city is crowded, with visitors.
The excursion that arrived from
Washington aud Baltimore Sun
day morning made it lively here
for a few hours. Colored journal
ists have commenced to arrive.
The Clinton cottage, Havalow and
Coats' Grand Paret have begun to
look very cheerful. There are quite
a unmher of Washingtouians at
these houses enjoying themselves.
At the "Clinton cottage are Misses :
Eva A. Chase, Euuice Wormley,
Messrs : Win. Cole, W. Calvin
Chase, Col. A. VV. Auderson of the
War Dept., aud wife, Dr. Atwood,
of the Surg. Gen's, office. Mrs.
James, Miss Pet Kiger, Mr. Reu
ben Smith, Mr. C. Perry and wife
are at the Havalow. Mr. Price
Williams and others are at Coats'
Pflret. At this writing there are
but few editors in the city. The
convention is expected to be live
ly and everyone is looking for
great things from the brainy blacks.
Sunday was very warm. There
must have been 5000 in bathing
Sunday.
Mrs. Clinton is the only colored
person who has a place on the
beach to accommodate excursion
ists and visitors. None of the
white ba'th houses will rent bathing
suits to colored people. Miss Ki
ger was in bathing Sunday. Dr.
Atwood says fie hardly recognized
her as Miss Pet, owing to her
youthful appearance.
Mrs. Clinton and daughters are
very congenial people. The young
ladies are very sedate aud accom
modatiug. The Clinton Cottage
is on one of the most popular
streets here.
CONVENTION NOTES.
Price Williams is setting wires
for the boys. He has been to ev
ery newspaper office in the city.
Fortune is expected today.
Prof. Simmons of the American
Baptist is being pushed for the
presidency of the convention.
AMUSEMENTS.- f U In
A GRAND
BY THE -
' G o t p s,
' TO
FREDERICK, IVLd.
THURSDAY, AUG:, 12th. 1886.
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The people of Frederick Md.,
will celebrate the Emancipation ot
the state on the above date, assist
ed by the Baltimore Rifles, the
Monumental Guard, the Baltimore
City Guard, and the Garfield Me
morial Guard of Baltimore City,
Md.; and the Butler Zouaves, Cap
ital City Guard and ourselves
from "Washington D. C, together
with local organizations and from
the adjacent county. Street pa
rade, Orations, Music, Dross pa
rades, Exhibition Drill, Fireworks
and various amusements.
Train 1 aves Balto.j & Ohio de-
pod, New -Jersey Ave.j & C Sts.,
N- W:, Thursday morning August
12, 1886, at 10 o'clock. Returning
leaves Frederick on Thursday
night, August 12, 1886, at'eleven
o'efcek. r- T - .,
Tickets For R mnci Trip 1.50.
For sale at the depot on morn-ring
of the excursion.
Major C. A. Fleetwood aud Adjt.
Judson Malvin, Managers
WELL SAID. ' :
As a sentinel upon the outer
wall, The Sun, true to the interests
and welfare of the people, will ev
er be fous d sounding the alarm
hell whenever danger iaimmi.nent.
Uules the mothers and fathers in
this aud other cities look well af
ter their voung, sweet and harm
less daughters, woe and sorrow
inexpressible will ere long be
theirs.' We refer to parents allow
ihg their daughters to attend
dances where disreputable charac
ters of all kinds are present in
large numbers. Although1 our
daughters may be pure, sweet and
harmless, yet if they are allowed
to wallow in the dirt they will
undoubtedly get some of it on
'their garments. The Sun can see
but one result tor young ladies
who stay out all night in the pres
ence of unprincipled and disrepu
table men, and thit is ruin, deg
radation and hell itself. Mothers
and fiithers, look well to your
daughters while they are young
aud pure, at which time they can.
be easily persuaded by the machi
uations of paper collar, spider leg
hell hounds, to commit heinous
crimes that will bring upon your
heads woe aud sorrow inexpressi
ble. The Sun.
THANKS.
The office of the Bee is one of
the ficeat equipped in the city. It
is a hive of industry. Correspon?
dent Phila. Sentinel. .. .
Townsend, a well known cSlor
ed man, delivered an smti-Prohir
biion speech at Winona, Miss., a
few nights ago, and was killed the
next day. by unknown parties,
while s'anding in his door. The
fight over the liquor question ia
very bitter at Winona, and it is
thought that Townsend was mar
dered by the Prohibitionistr.
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