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Terms. $2.00 Per year,
3Ien's Boys' and Children's Clothing
is are now oflbrcd, at tle Great Sample of Men, Roys'
and Iiildren's Clothing Opening at 924 7th St., IV. W.
Bet. 1 St. And Massachusetts Avenue.
(Hi i one thousand Men's Boy's and Children's Suits and Overcoats
0t t jc best j;oods. Man' of them will be sold at less than the cost of the
ws. say nothing about the making and the trimmings. Actual bar-
U)s M'kioin come. A sample Suit worth $20 can be bought for 12.
fY'iriMis very low, and Children and Boy's Suits at little over half
, ,,-. t niidieu's Overcoats at less thau you would have to pay for the
in !." These goods are mostly in single Suits, only one of a kind,
o! uT'v'madc of the best English, French and American goods. Prince
.t date sold for $15 now $n, Suits that sold for $12 to $20 at less
t.'u. iwo-thirds of the cost. There are
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t in superior 10 tUe OCNli urueieu uia. -" o kjiuo oiati, au c auu gu
, tu 310 ; Boys' suits So to jjju ; uunureu s suns $z.oo to so, ana uver-
r.,,. TrtTTo' niul f!hiIf1rTi frnm S2. 50 un. "Vnn can rpp.h ra tVia
ilv HIT' IMl',11. JJVo uuvi -w. .. t n.vu.w uuu
ii-.t baiains ol your me in u.y oi tuese guuus yuu can geu ntrea in. we
I ie a lot of Children's suits o in an me price or tueni was s&.ou, 7,
I ' ) -ind S10, ages, 4 to 8. Just think of it. You can have your choice
1 ' i 'iie lot foi' S3.90. Little Overcoats for half price. Men's Pants 75c,
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I i si 50 2 up to $6, We have a lot or
lOlllH'lU SOIU 101- Ol'i ?-V, V JVJUi.
It would be impossible to enumerate tuo muusauus ot gooutnmgsm
Clothing for Men, Bo,s' and Children. Come and see for yourself
,,t the great sale of sample Suits at q24 7th St. N. W., bet. I St. and
ilass. Ave. Look for the signs. Sample Suits aud all styles of men's
j'V.sand Children's Clothing. Sale commences TUESDAY MORN-
IV r at lOo'clocir.
JtyjJJS IP. ELLIS c I K ,
937 PENN. AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. C.
EXTENSIVE DEALERS IN
AXD MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
S -le agents for the Weber Behring,
IP I .A. W
MASOX AND HAMLIN, SMITH
USE PRICE SHOE
GOOD WORK BOOTS $2 to 3.
ELECTRIC SHOES $2.50.
SEAMLESS SOLID GAITERS $2.
LADIES KW BUTTON $1. to $4.
MISSES KID & PEI3LE BUTTON 97 Cte.
CHILD'S SCHOOL SHOES 75 Ota.
RUBBER BOOTS & SHOES OF ALL KINDS.
V S. Look for the Old Lady in the Window.
EXPLGSXOH I OOTHXHC
c e s JBlii ocked to Pieces.
to the Great Executors
Men's Suits by the 1000. Did you ever buy an all Wool suit for $3.90.
Dul on overbuy an all Wool Double Breasted Suit for $5.60. Your
vboici' of a thousand pair of men's pants at 05c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
and S2.no. Elegant Dress Suits at $0.40, 7.50, 7.30, 8.40, and 9 dollars,
ltovs" Suits from 12 to 17 years 2.65, 2.75 and 3 dollars.
1)0 YOU KNOW WHAT AN EXECUTORS SALE ISi
i ami l tell you A big firm breaks up on account of the Death of one
t uu partners, and to settle the estate the above sale is ordered. The
stock ls consisted to leading clothiers in different cities aud sold re-
gaullei of cost or manufacture, in order to make a settlement with the
iwuaiinng partners. THIS WILL LAST FOR 15 to 20 DAYS only
816 IT Street, n: w.
'Opposite United States Patent
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no better goods made, many of
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OF EYERY DESCRIPTION
Vose, Guild, Msen. v"'1 cr '
AMERICAN. GEO. WOOD
Ss- to Jo.OO
HAND SEWED GAITERS $4.00.
Consignment of Clothing At
F STREET N. W.
Opposite United States Patent Office
Office,) Between Sth and 9th Sts.
WASHINGTON, D. .0,,
A MERRY DAY
TO the Mammouth Bee, that we
all now see,
At this time of the year ; that you
may not have any fear ;
For your information good com
pany, is always welcome here,
For the buzzing Bees have 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 Janua
ry, as well as in May ;
And if with him, von try to pl3vr,eP3blican opposiug Mr. Mat
he -will sfiinp1 vnn hv niorhfc rv Iia ! tIic",h- -. ,:vu. a?i tuui-
he will sting you by night or he
will sting you by day.
In the hum ot his sting, you can
hear him sing,
Let me alone till I come to your
For in my place I am sure to
stay, because I always mean busi
ness, and do not mean play.
Now dear little Bee, since first you
made your call on me,
You have always found me in
the hall, waiting for your Satur
Come on good Bee, with hum and
sting, and make your calls till ear
For you, E am always glad to
see, and I am your friend ; L. D. Gk
OUR WEEEXT REVIEW.
THE GREAT ALABAMA EXPOSITION
FRAUD. WHY COLORED PEOPLE
RETROGRADE. THE COMING COL
ORED NATIONAL CONVENTION
GROWING IN POPULAR FAVOR.
WHERE SHALL IT MEET? THE
POLITICAL CONDITION OF THE NE
GRO SHOULD BE CONSIDEKED. THE
TIME HAS COME FOR ACTION. PRES
IDENT CLEVELAND AND MATTHEWS'
In our issue a .few weeks ago,
we had occasion to denounce, the.
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be" perpetrated upon the colored
people of the south by an alleged
World's Exposition. We have
JUSL 1CUCIVCU tl 1CLLCX JLlWlll jn.HULl-
ma from a distinguished young
man to the eflect that our article
was correct. The writer further
says that the men whose names
are attached to the circular have
beeu hoodwinked into the affair;
that the papers in Alabama en
dorse it from the repiesentation
that it has been given; but the
people consider the leader a crank
and a corrupt politician. It is a
shame that our people should have
things aud matters so falsely rep
resented to them by men of their
own race. The people of Alaba
ma should expose thia great iraud
and denounce the leaders of it as
unlit men to represent any such
enterprise. The whole exposition
is conducted by one man and as a
matter of fact, it is impossible tor
one man to conduct a World's Ex-,
position. The proposed
of colored men is eudorsed and
from present indications the pre
sumption is that it will be repre
sentative in every respect. C. H.
J. Taylor of Kansas City, Kansas
and one of the representaiive men
in that state favors the convention
and will do all in his power to
make it a success. The next
question is where shall the con.
veution meet? Some suggest
Washington, others New York,
Boston and elsewhere.
THE POLITICAL CONDITION
of the race should be discussed
wisely and judiciously. The po
litical status of the colored people
in this country is not what it
should be. The time lor action
has come, it has come f r us to
decide our own destiny. We have
b. en too dependent upon our white
fellow citizens; yet it is no fault
of ours, because when we were
emancipated, it is true as Mr.
Watterson Bays, we had nothing.
We are iu a position to day to
help ourselves and each other.
We are chastised because we se
fit to affiliate with other political
parties. Mr. Ingalls who is the
author of these sentiments affiliat
ed with the democratic party him
self, so it is rep rted. We must
give Mr. Ingalls to understand
thatyve are free American citizens
and will not be dictated to by the
repubi:caa party or a class of men
in any party. Mr. Ingalls' fight is
for appointing a colored democrat
to an office in this city. He is op
posed to the colored man on ac
count of his color and it is left
with the colored voters ol the
country to eay whether they will
tolerate it. We have been informed
that there iB a petition in mmnio.
tion, headed by a renegade black
vidual who has the petition has
been-obnoxious to the people for
at least 12 years. He is without
political iufiuence and social stand
ng in the community. Our con
temporary THE ADVOCATE,
after having endorse-i the nomi
nation of Mr. Matthews some
months ago, at the time he was a
candidate for the Liberian mis
sion, uow coudemns Mr. Matthew.
Very soon after Mr. Cromwell's
discharge from office, he wrote all
kinds of toady and humiliating
articles in favor of the administra
tion. He was an applicant for
tue,JLiiberiau mission t (he time
and had 00 culled negro democrats
like Ruso Beckley xo call on the
secretary of State in his interest. It
was thought at one time that he
would be appointed but after Mr.
Cromwell was seen by the secret
tai-y of State, we aie informed
that Mr. Cromwell was told that
he could not be appointed. Now
he charges Mr. Smyth as having
been oppos' d to Mr. Matthews'
confirmation. We have been in
a position to know what the Ad
vocate says is untrue. Mr. Smyth
is not and neve was a candidate
for the Liberian mission. Of
it he were aDDOinttd he
4Mr "I'ft.A M f I V I '". I -
mf.. Az-ltTAnnrn COV
thb" tfjL&-. .DiacK and lhomp
kins have no political influence.
1UC1C JLO UUb a LUHU 1U LU1B Clt)
who has more political influence
than these two gentlemeu. They
are respected and honored by our
colored citizen-'. It is Mr. Crom
well who has been disappointed
in the LiDerian mission, it was
Mr. Cromwell, who called on the
secretary of State, Bayard and was
snubbed. How many people does
Mr. Cromwell repreBeni? The
citizens ot Washington will follow
Messrs. Black, Thompkius and
Smyth. The Senate is opposed
to Mr. Matthews because he is a
CLARA TO LOUISE.
At this time 1 am
somewhat interested in the resolu
tion of Dr. Francis for a uew High
and Normal School building. The
minor fund will be utilized for in
dustrial purposes, which will null
the contract that was made with
the board of school trustees. The
government of course will have to
purchase the minor building and
either convert it into a public
school or use the whole building as
a Normal School. Dr. Francis'
idea is to build a haw High aud
Normal School in the popular part
of the city which I hope the com
missioners will do.
I did not attend the marriage of
Miss Ford, for the reason I was
not one of her most intimate
friends. I am acquainted with Mr.
Jackson and hope that he will en
joy a successful and happy life.
Do you mean to say that our
dear old friend Harry B has joined
church? I was impressed with the
belief that he was a member of the
church. I called to see Mrs. J. C.
Matthews last week. She is very
pleasaut and refined in her
at Ebeuezer church opened last
Monday evening. It was a success
in every way. The ladies at the
table are kept very busy and
everything seems to be in apple
pie order. I had a talk with the
most stylish and accommodating
gentleman in the fair. It was Cap
tain Cox. He is such a jovail fel
low who never allows a lady to go
unassisted, if he is present aud
they should need his assistance.
' For the first time, since its organi
zation, I attended the Philoraathian
Literary Society Thursday eve
ning. I was surprised to know that
there was so much intelligence in
that section of the city. The young
ladies are very active and doing
cvcjytuiug io mate the society a
Buccess. Indeed the secretary of
the society is a youug lady of pre
possessing manners, and hermiuu
tes are prepared in a most concise
manner and with a few exceptions
acceptable to . the society. Prof.
Johnson, the pastor of the church,
deserves credit for the noble wore
that he has accomplished among
like the Philomathian.
The people are benefited and
not a select few. While I did not
here the Professor's paper on
I road extracts of it in the Bee of
last week. I admired fche thoughts
presented by those who participat
Jf the parents of children woujd take
more pains in teachiug theft. chil
dren at home, the teacher $& the
school would not have so inuch
trouble. The teachers are often
blamed for the bad training the
child receives at home. The child
often watches the conduct of its
parent, and by such couduct it is
often governed. I don't know
who will receive Saturday. The
matter was uot discussed in the
household. I am uuQer the Impres
sion, however, that these public
are going out of fashion. The cus
tom, I think is now, that those
who care to make calls can do so
without being notified. This is
right. It will not hurt the men to
call, aud if their friends are not at
home it will show that a call was
made any way. If there are any
who intend to have open house,
they will address you as I expect
to leave the city until 5th oi'Jauua
rva.'3 1 ear uas ueen a pleasant
one, to me, aud if there are any
who have been offended I hope to
oe excusea, as my motives were
to purify society and uot to de
grade it. Let the past be forgotten
and look to the future for brighter
OUR YOUNG LADIES
. I hope have learned from my
letters a warniug which will benefit
them. Let me impress this one
thing upon them, which will be
for their good. Get married, not
to a libertine, but an honest work
ing man who has respect for his
repntatiou. Hoping you all a Mer
ry Christinas and a happy New
THE COLORED MAN'S
MR. HENRY WATTERSON TELLS
HIM HE MUST SHAPE IT HIMSELF.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 29. Mr.
Heury Watterson this evening ad
dressed the Freedmen's Home
Preparatory, a colored coopera
tive society formed to purchase
and colonize Western lands.
Mr. Watterson remarked first,
that he wanted to say that he
never expected to be a candidate
for any rffioo, aa iboiorurc, uaa
uo reason for trying to influence
their votes ; second, that he had
all his life acted with the political
organization the least disposed to
grant them political privileges;
and, finally, that from childhood
he had been opposed to human
slavery. He added that he had
tried to secure the best aud fullest
freedom. Twenty years ago they
had beeu liberated without a rag
of clothing to their backs, a roof
over their heads or a single politi
cal privilege- They cou'd not even
testify in court. It was the duty
of the government then do some
thing for them, but beyond citizen
ship it had not given, nor would it
uow give anything. They must
work for themselves, as every other
"The colored people," Mr. Wat
terson continued, "had made great
progress, and the most hopeful
sign of all was their recognition of
the need of education. Tuere was
a general disposition on the part
of the whites to help them, and
this feeling was growing. The
colored man should educate, his
children properly, and it would be
5 cents per copj.
pest to give them a special train
mg that would fit them to earn
their own living.
COLORED PEOPLE AND THE SOUTH.
"The black people belong here,"
the speaker continued, "and in
twenty years at least ten Southern
States would have a majority of
black citizens. God help these
if there should be a race war. But
whites and blacks now understand
each other well and their children
do so even better."
The society he addressed would
succeed or fail accprding as its af
iabet mpvomont8 "ho iQj?e.of
known was the organization of the
Freedmente Bank, hot it had failed
and had done the black people the
great wrong of stealing their earn
ings and destroying their confi
dence io their fellow-citizens. Any
similar scheme on a national scale
would probably fail, but this lo
cal organization might succeed."
Mr. Watterson said he had great
faith in the future of the blacks,
and if he did not he would have
little hopes for the whites, for the
two races were indissolubly united.
In conclusion he urged white and
colored alike to leave the city for
the country. Colored people had
to depend upon themselves, for
neither political party would do
anything more for them, and they
must work out their own destiny.
An aged man, named Nathan John-,
son, was killed by the cars on the
B. and P. B. E. near South Capitol
st., and Virginia Avenue 8, e. fie
was a colored man and completely
mutilated, while picking up coal,
on Thursday evening, the 16th
One of the most singular things
aDout tne accident which was wit- "
nessed among the injured men at
the Carroll Bow, on 3V"edravk3t r
Poromiin,' MwKobcw, to q helped
uutil the other six men had been
taken out of the ruins.
He said as help was being ten
dered him, let me help myself; there
are six others in the ruius., Mr.
Henry Lewis, who was so badly
iuiurled at the Government Pen
sion Building a few weeks ago, is
now very low at his residence,
724 3d St., 8. w.
The many anxious eyes of this
city, which looked for the arrival
of the Rev. Dr. Laws, from his de- ,
lightful Pittsburg visit, were con
verted into glad hearts at his ap
pearence into the city this morning
by the early train over the B. and C.
The Grand Lodge No. 3, of the
order of the Good Samaritans of
the District of Columbia, held its
2nd Quarterly Session in this city,
on Thursday evening the 16fch
inst, with Mr. S. Y. Minor, the
Grand Chief presiding.
Mary Sabino Mantro, has moved
from Ardmore, into the city of
Many of the school teachers from
the country, are making Christmas
visits to their homes in this city,
and are looking well.
Mrs. Lu-Ella Price, will not visit
the United States, from Toronto,
this winter as reported.
Congress is ta-kincr h -a
appropriate actions in the affairs in , ,
geueral for the good of this District. .
The essential principle of justice
iu answer to the prays of the citi
zens committee of one hundred are ,
being established in the principles
of great speeches that are being
The sad altercation and tragedy
between Geo. N. Walker, the mur
derer and John C. Miller in F St.,
u. w. the 8th insl. between two
white men of high connection, but .
a very low estimate of human life.
Thus, in North Washington, fury
is continually being added to .,
flame, and repeated crimes detract i . li
many elements of greatness, from
her good name.
The Charleston Recorder, seems
willing to impute all the National
crimes of long standing against
the colored race, to the Democrat
ic party ; but in this it must under
stand that, it does not carry all of
the thinkers with it, except it
means to apply this to the white
people as a body, North and South
For to recognize this as a righteous
injunction,, it would release the
republican party of obligations
that are ,due the jace and-oughti tb-j
have been paid long since.
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