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WASHINGTON, D. C,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1886.
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Men's Boys' and Children's Clothing
& -ire now offered, at fi!e Great Sample of Weu.Bojs'
" jufcd Children's Clothing Opening at 924 Tilt St., HJ.W.
Bet. 1 St. and Massachusetts Avenue.
Over one thousand Men's Boy's and Children's Suits and Overcoats
of the best goods. Many of them will be sold at less than the cost of the
rrnnrls say nothing about the making and the trimmings. Actual bar
X iiis seldom come. A sample Suit worth $20 can be bought for $12.
Overcoats very low, and Children and Boy's Suits at little over balf
nricp Children's Overcoats at less than you would have to pay for the
makinff These goods are mostly in single Suits, only one of a kind,
Ztd are made of the best English, French and American goods. Prince
Xrt (Sate Nold for $15 now 6. Suits that sold for $12 to $20 at less
thAu two-thirds of the cost. There are no better goods made, many of
taem superior to the best ordered work. Men's Suits start at $5 and go
nnTn S1G Boys' suits $5 to $10 ; Children's Suits $2.50 to $6, and Over
!nUs for Men, Boys' and Children from $2. 50 up. You can secure the
i.n wains of your life in any of these goods you can get fitted in. We
havAlotofChidreu'sSuits-54inali-thepriceofthem was $6.50, $7,
c co ani S10 aces, 4 to S. Just think of it. You can have your choice
l-twint-for3 90 Little Overcoats for half price. Meu's Pants 75c,
Vx Tii nn to $6, We have a lot of Prince Albert Coats, Black Cloth
IrmerW soldlr $18, $20, $22-your choice to day for $12.
It would be impossible to enumerate the thousands of good things in
ninH.ino- for Men Boys' and Children. Come and see for yourself
at the ff?eat sale of sample Suits at 924 7th St. N. W., bet. I St. and
M Ave Look for the signs. Sample Suits and all styles of men's
Boy's,aiid Children's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY MORN
ISTG at 10 o'clock.
JOHN F. ELLIS k CO ,
937 PENN. AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
EXTENSIVE DEALERS IN
AND MUSICAC MERCHANDISE OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
Sole agents for the "Weber Behring, Verne, Guild, Mason and Hamlin
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MASON AND HAMLIN, SMITH AMERICAN. GEO. "WOOD
o n es- A. TS S!
zio2 TH. Steeet.
ine Calf Boots J2.50 to JS.OO
GOOD WORK BOOTS 2 to $3.
ELECTRIC SHOES $2.50.
LADIES KID BUTTON 1. to 4.
MI8SES 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.
P"ces Klnoeked to Pieces.
Go to the Great Executors Consignment of Clothing At
Opposite United States Paten t Offi e
Meu's Suits by the 1000. Did you ever buv an all Wool suit for 33.90.
Did you ever buy an all Wool Double Breasted Suit for $5.60. Your
choice of a thousand pair of men's pants at 65c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
aud $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 and 3 dollars.
DO YOU KNOW WE AT AN EXECUTORS SALE IS?
We will tell you A big firm breaks up on account of the Death of one
ot the partners, and to settle the estate the above sale is ordered. The
stock is consigned to leading clothiers in different cities and soid re
gardless of cost or manufacture, in order to make a settlement with the
remaining partners. THIS WILL LAST FOR 15 to 20 DAYS only
816 JD Street, n. w.
(Opposite United States Patent Office,) Between Sth and 9th Sts.
HAND SEWED GAITERS $4.00.
SEAMLESS ROT.m n-ATTWRS qo
BEET N. W.
OUR WEEEXY REYIE W.
THE COMMISSIONERS AUD THE POLICE
SCANDAL. THE CITIZENS HOLD AN
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. ROBERT
SMALL'S DEFEAT. OUR NEW HIGH
SCHOOL. PUBLIC PRINTER BENE
DICT. CRIME IN THE DISTRICT,
Thers is an attempt on the part
of some to implicate the commis
sioners in the Police Scandal.
While we believe the commission
ers acted unwisely in their efforts
to defend Major Walker, we don't
believe that they knew anything
about the order that eminated from
the chief of police. Commissioner
Webb is an honest and upright
man, whom we know will do any
thing to promote good government
Major Walker should have been
dismissed and not allowed to re
sign. Major Walker was not only
disliked by the members of the po
lice force but by the community.
He made himself obnoxious to the
whole people. Strange to say that
he did not publish the conspiracy
before he was forced to resign. The
Major's manefesto came too late.
If MoDevitt informed the presi
dent that there was an order given
out by the chief of police to watch
the members of congress, he should
be complimented. President Cleve
land acted immediately on the in
formation given to him for
which he should be complimented.
meeting demonstrated the fact that
there was an unanimous sentiment
against Major Walker and a popu
lar appreciation for those who were
dismissed from the force. Lieut.
Arnold is one of the most servicia
ble men to the police department
and it is hoped that the commis
sioners will respect the will and
demands of the people by reopen
ing the matter. The defeat of
HON. ROBERT SMALL S
is a mistery. Admitting that Gen.
Small's doesn't possess a clasic ed
ucation, he is a true representative
of the negro, and his unjust defeat
is a reflection on the honesty of
If the democrats of the South de
sire the respect and coufidenceof
the Northern democrats they must
deal fairly toward the black man.
We are confident that the northern
democrats do not agree with the
mode of politics in the South. It is
believed that we shall have a
NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
It is evident that the present
High School is a disgrace to the
colored people and a reflection on
our school system in the city so far
as the colored people are concerned.
Our school trustees should use eve
ry effort in their powerto influence
the Commissioners to give us a first
class High School. It is now said
Benedict is usurping his power.
The Government Printing Office is
being conducted upon a business
Indeed, we know, from personal
kowledge that throughout the whole
office there is an nnifonnity in the
mode of work. The Dress room un
der Mr. Sardo is running like a
clock. There is no need now of an
Irish slave driver to watch the ne
groes and those in subordinate po
sitions. Mr. Sardo, the new fore
man doesn't leave his private
office. The bell that has been so ob
noxious to the ears of the press
room employers is seldom heard.
The bindery under Mr. White is
conducted systematically. Perhaps
there are a few Senators and mem
bers of Congress who are chagrin
ed, but that will not effect Mr. Bene
dict's confirmation in the least. As
we said last week, that
JOHN L. WEST
would return and meet the charge
against hini. Let the courts
decide West's case and if he is
found gnilty, it will be a surprise
to us. There is a movement on
foot to have a
of colored men prior to 1888.
We are in favor of such a con
vention if it is to be conducted ju
diciously and in the interest of the
people. The Louisville convention
was a success and we cauuot see
why another convention cannot be
called and suggest methods lor the
benefit ot the race.
WINTER I flflV Active and intelligent, to
WB 0 bU bflU I represent InhoroTrn locality
mold firm. References required. Permanent jxsition
rtgoodMiarjr. GAY & BEOS.. 13 Barclay St.. JC T
TH,7. SOUTHERN COLORED '
THE GREAT WORK OP TWO MISSION
ARIES, REV. E. W. WILLIAMS AND
WIFE A SUCCESSFUL MEETING OF
THE ATLANHC SYNOD. WHAT THE
PRESBYTERIANS HAVE ACCOMPLISH
ED. THEY OVER-COME PREJUDICE,
(Fritn the Abbeville, S. C. Messen
ger.) This Synod, which is composed
of colored Presbyterians, met at
the Second Presbyterian church, at
this place, on Wednesday last.
Rev. W. A.Alexander, of Wilming
ton, N. C, who has been in the
ministry only three years, and who
is a graduate of Biddle University,
at Charlotte, N. C. was elected
moderator. This Synod consists of
9 Presbyteries, 202 churches, 106
ministers, and embraces the terri
tory within the states of North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
and Florida. During the past year
about fifteen new churches have
been organized and fourteen hau
dred new members added. The Sy
nod undertakes a large educational
work. They have under their charge
and patronage Biddletou Universi
ty, at Charlotte, N. C, with Pre
paratory, Collegiate and Theologi
cal departments ; Scotia Seminary
at Concord, N. C, devoted to the
education oi girls, are the most
prominent. They have also com
plete systems of Parochial schools
and a number of academies, such as
Wadingford, at Charleston, S. C,
Branerd Institute, Chester, S. C,
and Ferguson Academy, at Abbe
ville, S. C.
It will be observed that those
schools and institutes bear the
same relations to each other that
the differeut chairs which our
wealthy friends have endowed do,
in perpetuating the names of the
benefactors. This work was begun
by '5ho Northern Presbyterian
church eighteen years ago, and has
been fostered by it with the result
as above mentioned. It may be as
well to state that this Body labors
in the same field, without collision,
with their white brethren of the
Southern Presbyterian church and
they have the same belief, the
same Confession of Faith, the same
Catechism, and preach the same
doctrine which their white frieuds
inculcate, and endorse also the
deliverance of the last Southern
General Assembly wherein they
declare as to the Northern Presby
terians, a belief in fraternal rela
tions, but no organic union. While
this is true as to the Southern
branch of the Presbyterian church,
in the Northern section of the
same church they are accord
ed all the privileges which their
Divine calling entitles them to, and
are received as equals in Presbyte
ries, Synods, and General Assein
blies. The exercises were very in
teresting to our colored friends ;
man came from a distance to at
tend the meetings, and we trust
they were edified by their attend
ance. Without detracting from any
of the efforts of the ministers pres
ent we may mention tnat we have
heard that the Rev. Sander's
talk on education was filled with
practical thought, aud showed him
master of his subject, gifted with
an unique vocabulary, a fluent
talker, and poiuting him out as a
worthy exemplar of his race aud an
exponent of their wants education
ally. There were present at the
meeting of the Syuod the following
white men, viz : Dr. Mittoon, who
is dean of the Theological Depart
ment at Biddle University, Char
lotte N. C, and who is a D jc -tor
of Divinity and a former Mis
sionary to SiamjRev. A. S.Billings
ley, engaged iu regular pastorial
work , Rev. Luke Borland Presi
dent of Scotia Seminary, Concord,
N. C. ; Rev. A. G. West, a regular
minister at Sumter, S. C. ; and Rev.
H. Payne NeUon, General Secreta-
In Abbevillee County there are
four Presbyterian churches of the
colored persuasion there establish -
. n j. i? .J ,i:ra:....l
mem;, au urst was iouuu unuuuit uu
account of the Dreindice of the ne
groes, against any but the Metho
dist church, but the Rev. E. W.
Williams, after much opposition,
has succeeded in over coming this
prejudice, and has now a church
composed of the most influential
colored people, as the following
list of officers of his church will
show besides many useful allies
and members. He has for his elders
Lloyd Smith, Geo. M. Richey, L.R.
Richey, Robert Bell, and for his
: deacons Richard Romans, Geo.
! iJarr, .Norman Richey, Ben Valen
. tine and V illiam Pope. In connec-
wuu wmi ms cnurcu tnere is a
flourishing school taught by his
wife who was a student at Han ard
University Washington, D. C, and
who taught in the public schools at
Washington, the next Synod will
take place at Columbia s. c, on
the second Wednesday of Nov.
The members present at this Sy
nod express themselves as pleased
beyond measure, at the results
achieved by the church and school
at his place, and are greatful to
their white friends for the aid and
sympathy show them.
SOME NEGRO CHARACTER
ISTICS. No 5.
The Negro is a uaturul born
diplomat. In whatever capacity
it has been his good or ill fortune
to be found he has display ed a
wonderful facility in ace mmodat
iug himself to the situation.
Whether as a slave or a freeman,
a nurse, cok or minstrel he has
succeeded in acting well his pirt.
His very politic smile hcc mp.i
uying the characteristic wd,its so
boas," the antequated 'keidre,"
his eeliness and foxineas and ge
nius for work aud soiisr have
wrought out tur hi in a world ot
miracles in America. Silent as
coral island builders he has work
ed his way from the deaths of his
past existence. CireuniB'anees
that seemed adverse to the devel
opment and recognition of his
mauhood hve proved advanta
geous to him. So that it is diffi
cult to coujtcture whether Lincoln
or Jeff Davis contributed the
more to his escape from slaverv
and his upward movement of late
The Negro has many friends
who are very busy working out
the solution of his problem. The
first set of Negro problem iheo
rists maintain that the Negro
will have to pack hiB carpetbag
aud go somewhere not yet. de
termined; because they say, it is
against the law of nature for two
distinct races to live together on
the same contiueut. Appearances
would indicate that the law of
nature has been outraged for not
only have the two races lived to
gether iu the same country but
iu much closer relatione, aiui they
seem to attract rather than repel
each other. The second set of
theorists hold that the Negro
should stay iu America so long as
he behaves himself and keeps in
his place, which they s.iy is either
in tne kLchen oi the st.ble. Tue
third set claim that the futuie
welfare of the Negro is to bj
fouud in the ''bleaching process,"
a mixing and remixing an i blend
ing of races until the rose and lilly
are painted iu the Negro's ebony
cheek aud he thus fades indefi
nitely into the Caucus an. B jt
the Negro does uot vex himself
over these conflicting theories,
only plodding steadily along ap
pareutly unconscious of his ad
vancement. The Negro is charged with
having no inventive skill. Tnat
he is no iuvei tor is due to tne
fact that his contact with ma
chiuery has been limited The
machine shops have always been
barred against him, and until he
is allow d to handle machinery
intelligently lie must be exp c ew
to remain a novice in ih.it line of
workmanship. The Grand Mas
ter Workmau ot the Knights uf
Labor at the late national couveu
tion of that powerful organization,
expressed his de'ire to see the
Negro as a skilled opeiative in
, the workshops and machine shops
nf trio rwntitr,T7 WVaT c milan.
, " wu Wv..v. .. . ju..v.i-
nium for the
band when the grates of brass
which have barricaded his en
trance int the arena of the hii?h
est class of mechanical labor will
turn upon their hinges for his
admission as a true Knight of
Labor. Already on the southern
railroads the Negro, aB "firemen
holds the throttle of the locomo
tive engine, he is virtually the
engineer, in many instances, yet
h-j was never sent out in charge
of a locomotive Why? He is
trusts orthy, and knows his iusi
ness; why then has he not been
all ) wed to register as engineer on
his outward bound trip at the
terminal R. R. office? It is be
cause the fraternity of engineers
would kick out of the traces and
it would be & sudden promotion
more significant than his instal
ment into a United States senato
The Negro as a promiuent fac
tor in the production of wealth
must not be overlooked. What
ever may be said as to his posses
sions of wealth, his production of
wealth cannot be questioned. In
the south hie labor is employed
in the production of staple south
ern products tobacco, rice, Bugar
and cotton, which the latter alone
amounts yearly to two hundred
million dollars. What a monu
ment of wealth to the Negro's in
dustry. And yet only a pittance
of this amount finds its way to
jingle in the empty pockets of the
Negro field hand. According to
his owu testimony he comei out
at the end of the crop year as if
out of a nightmare thanking
heaven that he has barely escaped
with his lite. This fleecing busi
ness makes the Negro feel uneasy
and he would emigrate en maase
if he did not rather bear the ills
he now has than fly to others he
kuows not of, for his ida of geog
raphy is mystified. Boston or
Philadelphia to him are immense
continents and the Hed River ac
cording to his physical geography
U colored crimson with the blood
of lacerated, runaway and obstrep
As a land owner in the south
the Negro is a failure. A great
deal of clamor used to go the
rounds ot the Press about one in
Mississippi who is an ex slave ot
Jeff Davis and who owns a big
plantation formerly belonging to
his well advertised master, but
one "swallow does not make a
summer." In the days of Ahab,
king of Israel, it was a crime to
sell land and even if sold would
go back to its original owner in
seven years. While it is not a
misdemeanor in the south to sell
land, it is uith great reluctance
that the landed aristocracy havt
to part with their native soil es
pecially if the title in fee is to vest
in the Negro. It is like drawing
eye teeth. It is an open secret
among the landed estate holders
that "they own the people who
own the land." And their con
tinued grip on the plebeian ele
ment depeuds upon their retention
of land, arable and wilderness.
HHHE GARRISON HOTEL.
312 PNN. Ate. n. w., Wash'n D.
Everything First Class.
Meals at all Hours.
Ladies and Gents Dining Room,
Jbred A. Dyson, Proprietor
GRAND MUSICAL AND LIT
TO BE GIVEN BY THE
BAPTIST 5DNDJIY S G H E QLU a lOM.
For the benefit of its Normaljschool
Library and the shiloh Baptist
church, of which Rev. W. J. Wal
ker is pastor. At the above named
church Cor. L. aud 17tb sts., n. w.
Wednesday evening, Dec,, 8th 1886,
There will be a debate between
W. H. Scott, and Geo. H. Richard
sou, W. H. Scott, affirmative, Re
solved : That greater honor is due
Lincolu for the Emancipation than
simmer. The exercises will consist
of solos, Duettes Quartettes and
select reading from some of Wash
ingtou's best talent.
admission 25 Cts
Sercl, leww Caiwfab Xodern and Classical
School. Home Farn Xitstferfrom Osfurd and Cant
bridge. French carnally aturtded to. Students most
lUCCMiful iu Public Examinations. Aperlv to
HSSRI JUUJL- LY A CL. 'Principal
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