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The "Scdlia Wackly Conservator" presents Us presence to
to the reading public, and begs a patient indulgent pcrnsal of
its columns. Tho Management and Editor hoep to interest
you by supplying you with usefttl information on tho curront
issues of the day social, moral, religious and racial.
Our policy shall be for a higher standard of christian culture
in the home, a more progressive and persistent effort in the
business world a nearer approach to that true tyqeof american
citizenship a citizenship prompted to action by but one mo
tive, that motive; duty, It shall be our chief desire to be use.
fulto the community in general and to its citizens particularly
Believing that the public will appreciatceffort and energy,
The "Conservator" humbly solicits your patronage.
That tho goverumcn t of the city has been one of the grav
est questions any peoplo have had to consider, is admitted with
out argument. Hence, if any question should demand our ear
nest consideration in America, it is that of municipal govern
ment Atdresent, our national laws are the edicts or command
of our rural population. How long this will continue is a qitcs
tiou of but a few decades, For, the tendency of the American
people to congregate in cities, gives political strength to them
that will, if not proporly safe-guarded, work ill to our general
welfare. Our greatest political offenses against the sanctity of
the ballot and the handling of public Franchises, have been
committed in and about our great municipalities New York,
St. Loufe, Minneapolis, and other cities of equal power and in
fluence. What would result if the great municipal powers should
form a "community of inierest' to handicap the general gov't?
The Watohword for the Twentieth Century
The following excerpt from Senator Beverage's paper, ''Amer
icans of today & tomorrow'1, wc would have every American
read and emulate in a living adherence to the sentiment ex
pressed. The American of the twentieth century will surely
see this sees it now. He says to himself as he arises in the
mowing, ''My watchword for this day is steadiness and poise".
He declares, 'I do not propose to burn my energies agitating for
this ism or that ism. I do not propose to scatter my strength
fighting for verbal 'rights' which I am told belong to me, I
mean that my work shall be for substantial ends". And so he
introduces into his life the role of the three modem graces
stediness, system, conservatism.
Theodore Roosevelt is presidont of all the citizens of the U.
S. Long may America be blessed with such sovereignty,
Negro Business Leagues arc being organized all over the U.
S. What is tho matter with Pettis Co. and Mo.? '
AN HONEST THOUGHT BY AN
The Relation OT Tho Negro To
The best guarantee for the Ne
gro is to be found in the growing
realization of the whites that they
cannot afford to missusc him. All
the preaching against the wrong
done to Negroes by lynching has
been less effective todisencourage
the practice than the conviction of
intelligent white men of the South
that indulgence meant the demoral
ization of the whits race and its
lapse into barbarism. Sourthcm
men, too, have found that they
could not nflord to tolerate election
frsuids and violence, and have
sought lawful methods of securing
government by iutellegence, Like
wise they find that Negro cduca
tion is essential to white welfare.
1 he interests ol the two races are
iudissolubly bound together. The
politicians or philanthropists who
have preached a different doctrine
have been the evil counselors of
both They form one community
Its prosper.ty and civilization-dc
pend on the enndition of both. For
the sake of the Negro as well as
the white, the men of highest cha
achter and intellc ;ence should gov
ern. lfor the sake of tin: white as
well as the Negro, all citizens, re
gardless of color, should be protect
cd in their lewl rights; should be
educated and made self-respecting
anb law-abiding; should be encour
aged to improve their condition ami
stimulated to worthy ambitions.
N. Y. Tribune
Slang is sometimes justifiable.
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i'W Let us beatitiry our yards, wjiy not organize a Hcmelm-
Ifwjr-' wovciiieiii tbsuvfuuuu wtiume ummweui iuokihr utter tne
afeoiRfoveiucct of our homes?
Often is there a slang word which
hits an idea, which fits a case as
nothing else can. .and it was born
of the need to hit that particular
case. In such conditions slang is
justifiable. But the person who
uses slang merely because it is
slang; who loves slang because it is
outre: who missuses the dictionary
because he likes to, is committing
a crime against speech, and is mak
ing it difficult for others to speal
accurately and be understood
Then, the- is the careless use of
language, particularly on the part
of young people. Perhaps it is a
bubling over and effervescence of
life, but it makes for something evil
if it is carried to far. I hear youn
neonle sav sometimes and it is
not uncommon: "Why, I just tho't
I should die." What had happened?
They had heard a funny story, or
hadsccn something which had hap.
pened on the street. As a matter
of fact, they didn't think they were
going to die at all; and when they
come to face death for themselves,
or anybody else, with what words
will they give adequate utterance to
the emotions of such an hour, if
they have wasted them all on some'
thing frivolous and meaningless?
Let us keep our word for their
uses. When we say a man is a vil
lian, mean that he is a villinn, not
metely that he belongs to the oth
er party; if we say a man is a scoun
drel, let us mean that he is a scoun
drel, not merely that he disagrees
with us on tarriff; if we say a man
is a theif. let us mean that he is n
theif, not merely that he differs from
us in regard to the governing of the
city cf New York.
We make it impossible for us to
fight grandly, with a noble anger,
against the evil, because we have
broken and blunted all our weapons
against the armor of the good.
Mro. Davis and Harper,
KoepB on hand a full lino of hair
goods, such as braids.bangs pom
padouru. AIbo, faoo-blaok and hair
pomsdo. Wo Bolioit your patron-ago.
Hallio Q. Brow.
Sodallans, Enjoy A Rare Treat.
Miss Brown, of Witbcrfoicc, O.,
greets the Lincoln School pupils
Thurs. morning, and the people in
general Thurs. evening at the A.
M. K. Church, Apr., 33, '03. Miss
Drown is an Hlocutinoist of rare at
tainments; possessing a voice of
mauy diversities, and a grace of
gesture that both pleases and
charms her hearers.
The Students and Faculty of Lin
coln School were highly pleased
with her remarks, urging them to
persistent efforts along some chosen
line of life-work.
The citizens of Scdalia are grate
ful to the Officers and Pastor of the
A. M. 15, Church lor securing Miss
lirown. The musical part of the pro
gram was furnished by the follow
ing; Misses Miuuiola Jackson and
Ulancc Holliday Instrumental Solos
Master Thos. Utubles and Miss V,
Willenc Jackson Vocal Solos.
Mrs. Mattie L. Teeter played a very
pretty accompaniment to one of
Miss Brown's recitation.
Prof. H. L. Billup's Outing-.
Prof II L Uillupsof the Commercial
Department of G K Smith Col.ege,
has taken an extended tour of old
Mexico, going as far south as fhe
city of Nexico, where he will look
after buincss for a few days.
On his return he will stop at Mar
shall Tex. where he will visit Wiley
University, delivering an address
before the Allumnae of that insti
tution, about the 11 inst., soon af
ter which he will return to our
own beloved city. We wish him a
safe and prosperous journey "and
a speedy return. For we miss his
pleasant smiles very much from
The Negro BusinosS Loaguo
A Call To Meet
I take the liberty of asking the
columns of your valued newspapar
to remind our people about the
fourth annual meeting of the Na
tional Negro Business League to
be held in Nashville, Tcun,. du
ring the coming summer. The
people of Nashville have already
begun making thorough and elab
orate preparations for the Lcgue,
and from every point of view the
next gathering promises to be the
largest and most. important in the
history of the organization, I es
pecialy desire to request that lo
cal Negro Ilusinoss Leagues be or
ganized and sustained inevcry com
munity where theie ate no such
Leagues, and in this connection,
to expreasthe wish that new lifn
and vigor be pat into the work
of the Leagues already organized
It seems to be the universal ver
dict that since the organization of
thcNational Negro Uusiucss League
organized in 1900, the business in-
tercits of our people have been
stimulated and increased through
put the country many petBcent.
and all agree that the National
Negro Business Loague has more
than justified its existence. It is
important that local organizations
begin at once to prepare to send
delegates to the national meeting
in Nashville, In this connection I
wish to call attention to the fac
that the report of the third annua
session of the League at Richmond
hav been published, and copies may
be secured by writing Mr; Wil
liams, compiler, 1x3 Adams St
Uookur T, Washington,
Wc acknowledge thccomnlinientrf
of Dr. Hooker T, Washington with
his Brooklyn Institute speech, from
which we take the followiiiKcernL
"With ourpresnnco in this country,
t should always be born in miml
mat, unlike other races, we not nnW
were forced to come into this conn-
try against our will but were brought
11 1110 iace ofoui most earnest Dro-
tcst. Both as slaves and as fsccmcn
we have striven to serve the interest!
of this country as best wcconld, We
uavc cicarcu iorcsts, liuilt railways,
tunneled mountains, grown the cot
ton and rice, and wc have always
stood ready to defend the flag. Wc
nave never disturbed the country
by strikw, riots and lockouts. Ours
have been a peaceful, faithful ser
vice and life. In the face of all this
I cannot believe, and will not be
lieve, that a country which invites
into its midst every typo of F.uro
pcan.from the highest to the very
dregs of the earth, am. gives these
comers shelter, protection and the
highest encouragement, will refuse
to accord the same protection to her
black citizens. The Negro seeks no
special privileges. All that he ask3
is opportunitythat the same law
which is made by the white man and
applied to the one race, be applied
with equal certainty and exactness
to the other. "Top5ka PUIndealcr,
New Brand Needed
The Negro dont so miidh need
political leading just now, as nc
docs safe business anc commercial
leaders. We have had a su rfiet of
political leaders . Let commercial
and indrustral leaders have the
floor for a while.
In fixing our moral status, as a
matter of fair play, do not judge us
by our worst, as has so often been
done, but rathor by our best. While
we arc laboring earnestly to lift
up and save our more unfortunate
brethnen, wc ask you to help us,
and withal to be patient with us
In thus asking you to be patient we
do not ask you to think we are nsk
jng too much, for if you of the more
favored racss, who have been out of
the wilderness for over a thousand
years, still find some obliquity in
ethics and luoruls among you,
snrcly you can be patient with us
who are not out of the wilderness
yet, having come only thirty-nine
years cut of the allotted forty.
Nocro Vote, Norrh and South.
Pennsylvania has a turgor num
ber o'f porsouB of Nogro doacont iu
its popuintion than any othor of tho
Northorn statcs.Tho consunroportu
givo tho following figures for ntuton
whoro tho wholo numbor of color
ed persons oxcood 50,000:
Fonnsylva nia 150,845
Now York 00,001
Now Jorsy 00,844
Thoao figures show that in overy
btfito named tho Nogooo praotlo
ally bold tho balanoo of power,
As in the Southern states tho fear'
of Nogro domination koops them
domooratio, so in tho Northorn
otatos tho solid blaolc vtoo sorves
to maintain a Ilopubllcan supre
macy, when tho Negro shall havo
beooma so intellectually advanced,
as to understand the effect of his
vote in determining Itho legisla
tion and pollolc8of .t govern
ment ho will boa mord'usefulnnd
less, dangerous oltiBent' IIu wil!
no longer "flook by hiinatlf".