1890-04-26-Chillicothe Morning Constitution-p2-AnAbleAddress

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Morning Constitution Published every Mornlnpr, oxoopt Monday bv tho CONSTITUTION STEAM PRDM CO; For Mayor: JB. J. BBOAODUS, For Councilman-at-Large: JOHN T. MILE AN K. Councilman--1st Ward: C. B. J. McINTtJRFF. Councilman--2d Ward: F. B. WHEELER. Councilman--3d Ward: JOHN GASTER. Councilman--4th Ward: SAM. G. TURNER. ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOR Wo arc authorized to announce M. as a candidate for Sheriff of Llv county, subject to tho decision or tho Iotuo- ·ratfo party .1 Wo are authorized to announce E, _ Taylor, us a candidate for Shnrttr of Livingston county, subject to the action ofttto Democratic party. FOR COUNTY CLERK, Wo ore authorized to announce L. J AJln nlok. as a candidate Cor Clerk of the Count} Court of Livingston county, subject to tho notion of tho democratic puny. FOR RKCORDCR. Wo arc authorized to announce 1*. H. Wolf skill us a candidate for tbe office of ItocorUer of Deeda oCLlvingstoa County, subject to tho action of tho democratic party. We are authorized to announce S. 3. lloj?e as a candidate for tho office or Recorder o Doedsof LKlnKSton County, subject to tho utlon of tho democratic party. Wo are authorized to announce Joaepl Broaddua os a candidate for tho office of Ite- oorder of Deeds of Livingston county, subject to tho action of tho democratic party. ANABLEADDEESS. Speech of N- C- Crews, The Colored Orator, Delivered at City Hall. IChillioothe Mo. April 25 '90- Friends aad Follow Citizens: I am proud to meet BO many of you here tbis evening, and hope that your coming may prove the initial step to to a series of reforms that have long been needed in your thriving s-nd progressive young city, and in seeing ·o many here of all political parties especially just on the eve of a great municipal election goes to show that you are not biased or prejudiced but ·re willing to hear plain solid substantial facts whether they are your parties opinion or not. We have told you that we would speak upon the-'Duties of the Hour." and in doing so we will preface our remarks by giving you our definition of tbe word duty, Bluckstone says it is a human action which is exactly conformable to the laws which vc quire us to obey them. It differs from a legal obligation because duty cannot always be enforced by the law for example; to be temperate in eating, but we are under no lega) obligation to be so. Hence the only reason we have to do our duty, is that natural instinct of right and justice which permeates every honest man's heart. Then the duty of the hour is to give our immediate attention to those things which affect oui interests, and the interests of the community in which we live [applause] for instance if a large firm in tbe East which employs 1000 to 1500 men should tell you that they would locate in your midst if you raised a bonus of so many hundred dollars a you knew their location here would be of immense benefit to you, then one of the duties of the hour would be to go to work immediately and earnestly to effect the desired ends, ·lid in (loins; so, would you consider a man's politics or complexion ? no, but you would ask each and every man to contribute us largely as he could to fulfill your part of the duty that devolved upon you then. J ust so it should be in politics when men are Dominated for positions of trust and k honor in your municipalities it is one of the duties of tbe hour for you to . rise above partyism and vote only for such men as you believe will subserve jthe interests of your community * whether they be republicans or demo crats, [applause] ac4 right here I want to say that this one man power. L?tbis ring rnleism cannot live in tbis ^country, it is detrimental to any par- -ty in which it exists, and sooner or [.later the people will rise in their gmight, and so effectually crush its ggreedy, grasping, virulent existence K at it will never show its deformed ad in the community again ["P- Jplaust] then it is one of the duties of .the hour to see if such a state of affairs does not exist, and if so, to crush it out of existence, [applause] There may be a good many here who don't like these plain facts, but if you are guilty, take your medicine, [or I am coming down tUe line. [applause]Son:etimes speaking for race I sigh when 1 think of the defenders of our people who have passed away, and that recalls to mind tbis f net which was so ably rated by Hou. T. Thomas Fortune his great speech b»fore the Afro American League at Chicago, last 3utober in which he snys ; "Desert-jfl as it were, richt in our mfam-y the republican party, trcate-1 with cooitctD[it and abuso by the democratic pauy, whom had we turn as a friend ? No one, and he says; "Whut is our Otity under circumstances? To support such only as we believe to he our without rcgai rt to parly." And I going to say right here, there are great many of my republican friends who are criticizing me for the I have taken in this matter, but hereby make this assertion, backed up by the declarations of T. T tuue of N. Y Pledger, of Georgia Townshend of Indiana, present com missioner of the general land office C. H J. Taylor, ex-minister to beria, Milton J. Turner, Gco. W. Bryant the greatest negro orator all the west and other prominent telligcnt ucgros too numerous to mention, that the negro will never receive the civi'-, political and social rights guaranteed to him in the amended Constitution, until he divides himself among alll political tien. [Applause] I hold hero in my hand an from the Washington Critic, tellirg the sad story of the life and beautiful Victoria Singleton. It as follows: Victoria Singleton is not morel-, pretty; she is looked upon as beautiful. Any man in tbe bureau 01 engraving and printing will tell that. Even some of the women it. But that fatal beauty.through fault of hers, has pursued her avenging spirit and stead across pathway at every turn like an cable barrier of adamant. For there flows in the poor blood a fatal trace--a mere African blood, which has blighted hopes, broken her spirit, removed from places of luxury and refinement and consigned her to menial employment in a position surrounded by snares and pitfalls. Born twenty years ago in her loved sunny Southland, the history her young life reads like a Her mother, too. was a handsome woman, and the favorite house ser vant of a wealthy gentleman of South Carolina. The war deprived her master of the bulk of bis but after regamining her freedom faithful former slave and favorite refused to leave his family. She h\ed but a few yeais to enjoy her and show her gratitude and love those who had ever befriended her, and shortly after Victoria's birth WHS suddenly called away. The infant was, of course, taken care of, and during childhood wus reared as carefully and enjoyed the same advantages of education as the children of her master's house hold. She was never required to menial labor and was allowed to occupy tho position of playmate, companion and equal to tho other in all their pastimes and studies. It is said that she was not ever permitted to know that her veins w tainted with a drop of negro and that up to a short time before arriyal in tbis city the, to her, fact was undreamed of. Her complexion is not even it is simply white. Her profusion beautiful hair, black and glossy as raven's wing and straight as an dian's, toys with her broad, low forehead, and is loosely tied in a knot at the back. Her large full which the poet would call gloriously soft and melting, are veiled with silken lashes which rim them with fringe of jet. Her nose is small straight and her nostrils delicate seemingly sensitive as a child's. lips arc thin and exquisitely her chin well turned, while her and feet are small and shapely. yet these very attractions banished her from her home and sent adrift to battle with the world handicapped. Her beauty attracted (Continued on Vnffo Thice.) A Snfo Investment. s one \vhieh is guunmcccd · b yon .satisfactory resnHs. or in cti^e of failure a r e t u r n o(' p n r u h this ate plan you u.tn buy from ·ulvcrti'iMl Druggist H bottle of Dr. King's Xe\v Discovery (or Consumption It i» giinnmtt'C'd to bi-ai£ relief in ciifce, w h e n u*od foi- a n y iillec'Linon Throat, Lulls-, or ClR!.r, such a-. Consumption, h i t l a n i i n j i t i o cMtii*, Afrtbma, \Vhoo|i:iK Cough _roup,etc.,etc., H i * ple:i-.int:xmiagree- able to taste, pc-rfeetly safe, niul eun always be depended upon. Tiiiil bot- ;l« free at N. ·'. Swutland Co's. FOR RENT. A three room dwelling in second ward. apr 3-tf J. M. DAVIS,

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  2. 26 Apr 1890, Sat,
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