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Sedalia Weekly Conservator,
SEDAUA WEBKL.V OONSBRVATOR
JPubllalusd Every Saturday. Office, 104 Main, St., Up Stairs
Entered Juno !, '08 at Sedalia, Mo., as second class matter
der Act of Congress of March 8, '79.
W. H. HUSTON
C. M. ENGLISH
VIHOi A. D.IiANQSTON'iJ
Address boforo tlio Forum Olub or
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Think for 'UtySelf ono thought;
And know It to to Tlilno nwn.
TU liottcr'tliati a thousand stcaned
Frutit fMM-hr Others-sov,-n;-
Can the Constitutional Rights of Any Ele
ment of the American People Be Forever
From the reading of an article published in the Globe Dem
ocrat of recut publication, which we ,also reprint elsewhere, in
this issue, we glean the following woeful facts, namely; that
there is a certain element of our citizens which is denied ma
ny of the fundamental rights gaurautoed by the Federal Con.
stitution and sanctioned by a large, a very large majority of
Americans. The writer of the article also alleges that this
wholesale abuse of laws is for partisan favoriteism, and per
petuation, and from the fact cited we must admire the truth of
these allegations. Hence, it very logically follows, that the
inquisitive will ask how long this state of affairs will be per
mitted to run its nefarious race unhampered, and what s'.eps
should and must be taken to right these greatest of all wrongs
perpetrated upon the defenseless and forbearaut elcnint.
That citizens arc disfranchised contrary to true American
tthics is acknowledged by all; that ballot manipulations are
fauduleut is an open avowal of the parties who deal in such
wickedness, goes beyond dispute. And that the courts, both
State and Federal, evade their dut' in dealing with such con
ditions any sane person cau very redily perceive, Yet in the face
of all this, the common people, the "bone and sinews," of the
republic stand apparently powerless to act.
These conditions cannot be evaded forever; they must'be
dealt with by a strong. hand. Who will act? The conservative
citizen, the citizen who ever conies to the front to steer the
"ship of state" thru the reefs of adversity more than once.
State legislation may dodge, with impunity, the laws by
making evasive statutory enactments; Federal courts may ren
der adverse decisions and hand down uuamorican citations of
laws, but a day is approaching when the reading, earnest,
liberty-loving, and conservative citizen will assert himself.
The Republican party, in its nationtl platfoaui may dodge
the constiiutioutl abuses that have been allowed to run so long
in the South for the purpose of mollif ying southern sentiment
but, there is but ono way to handle Ihose conditions, that way
is the right way the way Hamilton, Washington, Justices
Jay andMarshall, Lincoln, and scores of others of the build
ers of the Republic desired them to be handeled, i.e., to grant
to all men the full constitutional rights.
The Democratic Party may yell that it is ''Race Question''
when the 4 people begiu to ask that these abuses be righted, but
these will be of no avail because those people who are being so
bitterly crushed are developing manhood, acquiring iutelli
gence and wealth in fact they are acquiring powor that will
force the meeting out of justice.
Therefore wc say we have no time to lose in lamenting our
present condition but we arc girding ourselves for an aggres
sive work. We mean to accent rhe elements of oower and en-.
.. t , f. i
ergy that will make us irresistible.
Tho St. Louis Globo Demount of r
cent issue commend and quoted Prof. A
lb I.an.rston,s wisdom in the followin
"I'rof. A. U. J.nngston, principal of
the Ditmas school and race commissioner
nude nil address bofote tliu Forum flu
'.'1114 Lawton, avenue, oil ,Tlio Negro
mil His Citizenship'. Nearly the eniiro
membership or lite club nttended.
Pi of, Jjingston s.i id thcro wag a good
ileal of feeling ns to whoihor the facts
with regard to tho negro should bo told
pl.iinly or not. Ho declared the present
conditions warranted now methods nnd
truatment of thucase generally, thegrcat
-t trouble today htiug that there were to
ninny excuses made for the Negro.
'In considering hli citizenship', Prof
f.angstnu ftld, 'ihe subject divides itself
into two classes; Firi.1, Prirjleees, th
other responsibilities. Our country
the leader of the world, mid furnishes to
all its citizens tho best of opportunities,
loa ration can nut be said for the great
privileges accorded the negro in conjunct
Hon uithntl other citizens of this court
"Under responsiblllllescomcs tlio work
thatis encumbored upon the Negro nia
citizen lo perform. With reeard to tho
recent lynching at Hellevillc.Evansvi o
Danville, nnd other pl.icos, tho Negro in
no case was sliorifl of a county or gov
ernor of n stato. His duty was that of
citiien. They nt Once should have conn-
oiled order, nnd let UB hopo he will al
ways nisi t, ns n citizen, to kc.-p on the
slue of of the law. '
Tho speaker also reared to the class
! white people who spend much time
in lellinc the Necro how badlv be i
n-ateil, and pointril out haw much bet
tcr it would be for this ohissof peopb
to enlist their service intho execution
A upemly justice.
We gladly necpt the wisdom contain1
ed this addrest. With special caio we
have considered his two propositions. re-
rttive to his, i. o. The Negroes Citizen'
ship. I'riviligei, and Kcsponslbilics W
are sorry ro stale that toooflenourlead.
rs dwell too largely upon ono theme
our privileges never giving any been
o our Hesponsibilities. This condition
must be met and changed. We nuts'
meet and bear our share of tho nations
responsibilities; wo must make the best
of our present opportunities ere wo ask
and demand of others. It is a plain bus
mess proposition that sentiment cannot
counterbalance: lliat ho who makes the
most of the opportunities ho has will bo
given still greater oppormnitius
Thcrofore, instead of so much cry n-
gaimu lynching let us as a people put
mare enoregy lo work to remote ittlo
nessaiid criminality from among us,
Teach all the honor and dignity of being
employed. Call the young women uud
boys from the streets. Then, and not
till then may tve poess happy anticipa
Getting Out of The Union Again..
Are you devoting your leisure to anything of a profitable na
ture? Cau you not utilize those precious moments to a more use
ful purpose than lolling in idleness? Every individual, in this
this age, is counted as nothing if he devotes all his time to list
lessness.yFiud something to do. Be busy. Put forth an effort.
You cannot afford to'-.bdtunilcss.
Those fancy lamps 'argilright. The red and blue may be dis
cerned; if one had telescopic eyes. Antoher brilliant illumina
tion of the kind and we shall be no more!
From tha St. Louis Olobe Democrat.
Are the Southern Democratic leaders
trying to take themselves out of the mi
ion again! It begins to look that way.
They are talking about putting tbn race
issue into Ihe campaign of 19OJ, with the
hope, presumably, of injuring ihe e.
publican patty thi-roby. This shows a
simptonof tho return of the mildness
which precipitated secession a thirdof a
century ago. 1 horo Is belief on tho pail
of some of the leaders of tho llourbon
Democracy th'jitthe raeo issuo could be
made to win vote, away from IfepuMi
cans in the North. This is a rovivnl of
tho old wickedness which sent eleven
states out of tho Union and which indict
ed a good deal of calamity on iheni as
well as on that part of tho country which
hid no hand In tbo conspiracy, auey,
Keltt, Toombs and tho rest of tho fire-
eaters of the (jo's of the recent century
said thai in tho even: of a war on the
slavery Issue tho fight would not bo be
tween the sections solely, but the North
would have a fight on its bauds in every
town where the Democrat parly was
sltong. Moreover, Ihe South, as the
secession loaders contended would
liavo have aid from Europe as well as
from thu Democrat party ,of the North.
Do tho Southern Democratic magnates
want auother sectional couspiraoyT Some
recent auties among them poiut that way,
In ihe contest I" Mississippi for the nom
ination fur governor nnd United Slates
senator the ncgrophobists gained a vic
tory Senator Mi-ney won his fight for
u new term, and Mej. .lames K. Varda-
man, altho not actually suo:essful in his
attempt to uet the governship, ltd his
George R, Smith College,
Rev. I. L. Lowe, D. D., Ph. D., President.
Fall term opens Sept. 22, closes
Dec. ii. Winter term opens Doc.
14, closes Feb. 19. Spring term
closes April 28.
Tlio purpose of the GoUcrc is to give a thorough, practical christian
education. It cares for the health and physical training, provides lor
dined social culture, gives careful attention to morals and manners.
and aims to lead the .student to a personal religions life.
Tile work of the College is divided into tlx general iletKirtmciits.
I, Primary and -'Grammar Grade, providing a thorough drill ir
the elementary branches.
II Academv or College Preparatory, withClassicnl, Scientific, Hib-
ical Knglish, Normal nnd Coini'.::rcial courses.
III Art Department Drawing. Painting ami Uceorativ work,
IV Music DepartmentVocal and Instrumental Music, Theory
and Harmony. ,
V Industrial Department Sewing, Dressmaking, Cooking. Do
mestic Kcoiiomy, Mechanical Arts, Agriculture,
VI College of Liberal Arts Complete elective courses leading tc
the several academic degrees.
opponents in the popular veto, and lias
n chance to win in the second primary
which will be held. Kaeh of iho men
is opposed not only to lolling tho Ncgtooa
vote, hut he is ngaiint educating ihemor
fitting them for citizenship. Vnrdninan
describes President Uosevelt as "that
wile, hriinco-biuiinir.ooon-llavored mis
cogenationiit." lie glorilles tholnch-
inir of otgroes with something of the
sumo sort of language- that Tillman use1.
Why squander money onllie Xegro's ed
ucation" e.xclaimos Vardainan, "when
the only effect will be to spoil a good
Held hand and make an insolentcookf
Under the Mississippi plan of lbl'U the
Negro was abolished as a vole hy a de-
ice which violated the spirit of tho con
stitution withoutopehly assailing itn let
ter. Hy the Mississippi plan of lhOJ the
Negro would be deprived of Ihe uieansof
getting that education for the lack, or
alleged lack, of which he has been shut
outfroin ihoprivilrgeof the ballot. South
Carolina. I.ouisnn and fovoral other
tales in their section have followed
Missipni's lead in the cnnstilutionanmil-
ment plot of 1B.)U- Will they do Misslss-
ppi'g education-abolition pllu at iSJUjf
Thccomments ol lending Southern news-
laners on the canvass that has just tak
en plico in Mississippi indicates thu'
the new plot will find some favor in the
South. Tho purpose appears to b to
pill the negro icsue in politics ill 1004,
with thu hope of aroiibing si firo in the
rear on the Itcpublienns in the North in
that year like lh.it which Vallandndiam,
fesse D. liright and Uie rest of Ihe cup
per heads opened in IS01-(u. The He-
uulicani; hope that tins issue ll not
be precipitated, but if it is thrift upmi
them they will accept it as ih'-y did tho
challenge of l.slil. If thu men who are
conleiiiplaliiii! tlio new rebellion want
to know what their fa'o will be, let them
tako n glance at tl'odcom 'f ihfir fore-
iinnem In 1603 and thoy will bo eidiidit
Board nnd room for four Weeks 58.0
Uso of lanndry .oft
Music, InnlriiiiKutal or Vocal for four
weeks, two lesson per week 92 .10
Ono len.on pur week -- 1.50
t'no ol lnvirunient per month - .50
tio of typewriter in Commercial de
partment, per month ..10
Koonis aro lighted, hcateO, furnihpd
with bedsteads, niatlrusn, pillou-i two
quilts, mirrors, bowl pitcher and lamp.
Students furnlshforthemsolvoi, sheets
and pillow caso?, extra quilt and Man
kotA, .slop bucket, lamp chimney, niht
dies, soap etc.
A reduction of TiOe ier mouth Unmde.
from I lie tuition of enndidatey for tin
Ministry, and children of Ministers.
All bills aro payable in advance tii.
first of each school month. Money for
Mtulcntii' expenses should bo sent di
rectly to tho President of the College.
Send by draft, P. O. order, expiesn
order or reKistered letter to
Pres. ! I.. Lowe,
Work and Self-help.
SCOTT JOPLIN'S OPERA.
Scott Joplin's opera is reheprring dai
ly at Craw fords theiitfe. Their present
number is about 'Si n. 'ili he has Just
recccived the book of tho play Crmn the
publishers hand, the title of Ihe book and
play is "A Cluestof Honor," Jopliu is
ackod by a strong capitalist who for
many years has been manager and pro-
rietorof sevoral well known high class
operas (white), this being his firm ndven-
re into negro Opera. Thoy opentheca-
soiiitEitst St. Louis Aug. UOr then (Ivm
eiiKngemenis nt Sedalia. IlisOpera isen
entirely bis original conipoaltios inelud
ins songs and dri'ls.
A nuinbor of i students boarding in thc
College aro perniitcd loearn soniopart
of their oxpeuses by "Ork iitho build
ing or on tho grounds, provided they
are willing and efficient. Liberal pay is.
allowed for all wink done, but employ
ment will not bo continued to those who.
fail.lo do their work satisfactorily. Most
students earn in this way Jli.OOii month;,
somo earn largor amounts. Application,
for work shou d be miulo to the Presi
dent in advancu of coming.
A large number of students find em
ployment iu homes in the city, suuV
elont to meet expense of board nnili
tuition. The call for young ladies for
these positions is lwnyts greater than
tho supply. Application for such em
ployment should bo niado in ndvauoo
through tho President of the College
As far as possible wo endoavor to
safepuard thoso working in tho city,
but cannot bo fully responsible for thoso
oiitmilo the building. Only young men
nnd women of established habits and
character can be allowed this privilege
of outside residence.
In case of minors litis may be gran
ted only on Iho written request or par
ents or guardians.