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THE AMERICAN NHEGRO.
VOL. 'L The Right to Hold Office. The right to hold office in this coun try carries with it the right to hold an office if one can get it, and to aspire to hold office is an honorable ambi tion, and it is pleasant to see the ca pable and honest enrobed with official dignity. It should be remembered, however, that office-getting and office holding are not the ends of human existence.— Fx. : This is the principle upon which the republican party is founded, and upon whiech it is destined to win, pro vided this ‘“‘right to hold” office is not restricted to a part only of this party. Every citizen who is qualified has a right to enjoy the privilege of ‘‘office holding’’ if he can be elected, regard less of color, or previous conditions, When the republican party restricts this right to a certain class of its citi zens, it does so to its own detriment. We should lose sight of such pre judices and aim to elect the entire ticket from ‘‘Alpha to Omega.” A Over Four Thousand Children En. rolled in the City Schools. The enrollment in the Springﬁeldi public schools up to Monday was as | follows: High school, 237; Central school, 679; Phelps school, 356; Camp bell school, 445; Baily school, 322; Berry school, 852; Weaver school, 361; Rogers school, 334; Waddell school, 411; Lincoln school, 498; Second ward colored school, 68; total, 4,093. According to Superintendent Fair banks’ report, the schools are very much erowded, and the teachers have no time to play. The enrollments shows that there are now 566 pupils attending the colored school, which gives an average of 80 to each teacher. This is a good number to be seated comfortably in any room at Lincoln school, and it is also about as many pupils as any one teacher of that building can handle and do justice by; if the enrollment increases during the year, the question is: What will the board do with them? Or, will they have them crowded into the rooms ‘‘on top’ of each other, and still expect the present corps of teach ers to furnish the necessary instruc tion? The principal of Lincoln schools tells us that even now more teachers are needed, and, especially, is more help needed for room No. 6. If this demand had been made some time ago, more room would have been ad.ed and teachers provided for. The fact of the matter is, parents are not really interested in this matter and stand back in the distance ‘‘hissing’ some one else to push this matter in stead of coming up like men men and demanding justice. AT the November election voters will find on their tickets, at the bot tom, the words “Constitutional Amendment—Yes;”’ “Constitutional Amendment—No.”” If you are in favor of the amendment you must eragse or ‘‘scratch’ out the word «No.” And if you are opposed to the amendment, you will erase the word «Yes.” The amendment is intended to help the ‘‘supreme court” by ad ding two more members, which will enable the supreme court to get through with its business. As it now is, much of the business is delayed from year to year, and the court is be hind. SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 325, 1890. THERE is a misapprehension among the people concerning the republican candidate for coroner. Mr. Ely Pax son was defeated for the nomination by a colored man named White. This was done simply to satisfy the colored voters. Of course the republicans don’t intend to elect him.—Dem. It was the republicans that nomi nated ‘W hite,”” and it is.certainly to their interest to elect him. If there are any republicans in Grerne county who thirk that they can afford to de feat him and then expect the negroes to support them or their friends, all right. We say ‘‘Let ’er go Gal lagher,” and we will be with you in the future. The negroes will vote the republican ticket almost as a unig; and then for white republicans to de feat one of their men for the very “tail end’’ office will certainly be resented in the future. This is a pointer. E CoL. WADE is accused of voting to increase the price of ‘‘commodities’ | by voting for the celebrated ‘‘McKin ley tariff bill.”” This accusation is | very feeble when it is known that this increase of “‘tariff” or ‘“tax’’ ap plies principally to that class of ‘‘arti cles” and ‘“‘commodities’” which are really ‘“‘luxuries’’ and are used prin-i cipally by the ‘‘rich,”” and not neces sities that the poor and the common | laboring classes are compelled to have. Besides the common laborers can be beunefited by a ‘‘protective tariff” that keeps out foreign goods and competitive labor, that can be had at home, giving employment to Americans instead of foreigners. Thig ‘“great question’’ of ‘‘high tariff”’ may directly affect and interest the white man who figures prominently in busi ness circles, but it does not materially affect the negro, nor it should not ‘command his attention so earnestly ‘until he shall have attained a more ‘eminent position among the ‘‘business ‘circle” than what he now has. And i hence, he cannot afford to ‘‘go back” 'on his friends simyly because they have placed a ‘‘high tax’ on those ‘“fine artieles’ that the rich want to use, and at the same time the poor are not benefited whatever by their having them. The colored voters must consider this matter and help to re-elect the man who has*proven himself their friend. WE have been accused of ‘‘writing up’’ the ‘‘Ratification Meeting’’ held at the court house a few weeks ago, and also, the articles concerning Mr. Smith, which have appeared in the Democrat of this city. We do not hesitate to give this mean misrepre sentation the ‘lie.”” We have not furnisned a single line on this matter and will face any one in defense of what we say about it. It is a mean, jealous and willful “‘lie,”” told on an absolutely innocent man. " Onefine upright piano, used a few months, at a great bargain, easy terms, at R. W. Stewart’s, 401 College street. : It will pay you to call and examine Speaker’s line of Queensware before purchasing. He keeps a full line, Do you want the best likeness and at the same time the handsomest, finest finished pictures of yourself? If you do, then go to Byarly’s, South street, just south of Walnut. | Cozayrtjh‘r 1550 Great heavens! what have I done? I'm pretty fresh, but not near as fresh as that paint is. Just when I was enjoying myself so nicely, too, and waiting for those girls to come along and admire me. Now I shall be afraid to let a policeman see my back for fear he will take me for an escaped jail bird. STARTS FOR THE CGLOBE. The rema.rkab‘lz good satisfaction which our Men's and Boys’ Clothes iive in wear, and the satisfactory %rices at which we sell them makes them v all odds the most desirable. There is so much plunder and trash being pﬂ"«*@xd younow around the Square and side streets in the form of Clothing tHat those who want god Fike Clothing all cmqp“! our store for it, where what you see and hear can be depende’ifuponi S your msney we give you something that is right, reliable and honest, and have each year been giving’ vou so much more for your dollar that this season our business is by far the largest since coming to Springfield. No one doubts that we sell the most Clothing, Furnishing Goods and Hats, and sell at the lowest. - GLOBE (CLOTHING HOUBSE, Leading Clothiers, Hatters and [Furnishers ! FURNITURE ¢ CARPET Co. 327 and 329 Boonville St. Furniture and Garpets on Weekly or Month- The Only Installment House! GEF ‘OUR TERMS AND - PRICES! LEADERS AND MAKERS OF LOW -PRICES' oglo g 08 S eg . ly Payments. IN - THE ¢CFIIY.: NO. 1l