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FRIDAY. AUGUST 6, 1916.
Partly cloudy Friday; probably
local thunder showers Saturday;
CIVILIZATION OCR DESTROYF*>
Dispatches from tho war front pub
lished this morning mention the I
burning of 500 Austrian soldiers when
Italian artillerymen set fir? to am
a We have become quite familiar with I
press dispatches telling of the uso of ]
^poisonous gas bombs ntong thc bat
tle front, develish contrivances which
explode and fill tho atmosphere with
deadly fumos th t turn their victims !
blue, black and green in tho taco and j
destroy their lungs within a little j
A iew days since dispatches stated
il,?; a Gormwn report had boon Inter
cepted In transit and that the mes
sage told of steps having been taken
to poison tho water used for drinking
purposes, by tho enemy.
Mongin ago wo read of a German
squadron uncuklng through a fog to
the English coast and shelling three]
undefended towns, killing many wo
:. children and aged men. Stories
>of Zeppelin? raining down deadly]
bomba upon the he da of helpless wo
men and children have become com
Stories of atrocities committed by
aoldlera of the several nations en
gaged in tho inhuman war aro so
numerous as to weary ono with tho
reading of them. Some of thom are
?rely beyond human comprehen
sion In tho completeness rf their j
V Great things this war ls bringing]
to our ken. And yet all thone na -
tlons Arc tho offspring of oar so
callad? Christian civilisation. What|
s the matter? . Has civilization prov
en a dismal failure, and, after theso|
thouswas of years ot travail to per
fect it is the croaturo of our beget-1
.? Ung to turn upon us and rend us?
A STINGING RE BUSS
W-e people of the South are nat
illy "thin skinned" and resont cri
ticism emanating oven within our own
ranks. Dut when criticism comes
from another section ot the country,
and partlculasly from our friends of
tho north, lt does not set so well with
us. And when thu criticism from
"Yankee land" happons to be prompt
ed hy an outbreak ot lawlessness ot
a particular kind which ls common
lu the South, namely, that of lynch
ing negree?; v for the .."unspeakable
Tim?," our ire ls aroused nd wt
twill ll all the more.
These thoughts are prompted b>
in editorial in tue Chicago Tribune
vhlch is OIK- of the most scath
ng denunciations awl stinging rc
Mikes wi: havk) seen anywhere. Th?
tame was prompted hy a erlme com
nilled in a Texas town a few dayl
ilnco, when a mob of white men burn
.d at the stake a negro who w i
barged with an attack upon a whit?
roman. Tho editorial follows:
A terrible eranie in Temple,
Tex., has Just been followed by
one still more atrocious.
Neither crime is a stranger to
th(. district of the south lu which
il WUK perpetrated. The first
occurs in every part of the world.
The second, a substitution <f
burning hy a mob for execution
arter fair trial and condemnation
under thc law is one which does
not occur among any noubar
barous people except In the
This fact ls thc d rkest stain
on the good name of America. It
burns red across tbc world.
Wherever nows travels, the hor
ror of Temple, Tex., will be
known, as the horror years ago
ot l'a ris, Tex., was known.
Tho murder or ruvlshlng of
women Is an offense thut stirs
emotions deeper, pe rh ps. thnn
any other in our nuture. That
Justice should follow swiftly und
terrible IB right. Hut whut fol
lowed in Temple and what bas
followed too often In thc south,
ls an offense more heinous, moro
demoralizing and vicious In Its in
fluence than that which lt was
assumed to punish.
Not only ls this true beyond
debate, but lt is also true that
since tho latter offense ls recur
rent as well as the former, fhn
guilt of lt, thc shame of lt, falls
upon tho community which tol
erates Ita repetition. Texas is
disgraced by it, and the south
and the t'nlted States. All Amer
ica suffers from it, as any ono
knows who has read or heard
tho frequent roference to the of
fenso in the foreign press, in
books, in the mouths of mon and
women fanions or'obscure. It ls
ono ot tho outstanding phcnoi
mena of American society, a re
proach against our social intelli
gence, our respect for law or Jus
tice, our huinapityH*>ur self-con
trol. Against Im? neble rhetoric
of our leaders, the enlightenment
of our aims, the reality of our In
stitutions, this red blotch of un
reasoning, and unrestrained ani
malism flames, ominous and un
How can Texas, a proud com
monwealth, how can America,
with any shadow of self-respect,
permit this crime to go on as it
hasr year hy year, until lt is ad
vertised the world over as an
American institution? Is Texan
so unable to cope with tho dregs
ot Its own people that lt must per
mit this unspeakable thing to
Blinnie her and America again and
again? Is Texan unable or un
willing to cope with lt by legis
lation and by efficient police ad
Other communities have in
their caro subject or backwart
races of classes!. I They do nol
tolerate such outbreaks of th?
abysmal brute. What has Texai
done to protect her women bet
ter and to protect herself better'
What Is she going to do?
A European of distinction rc
cently remarked to an Americar
traveler: "Is it possible thai
these communities think less o
the offense against your womer
than of tho pieasuro ot the nun
i8hn\ent? How OIBO can a elvi
lizod people permit these burn
lugs and lynchings to occur?"
It was a terrible indictment
How aro we to face lt? But
more Important still, how are wi
to face our own conscience, ou
own self-respect, while th!
"American institution" endures
While we aro in no wiso defond
ie South In this practice, it wo
? well for the Chicago Tribuno i
ir other critics of the north to
Ul that lt was only a few years ;
tat an Illinois mob was guilty of
Tense against a negro almost if
s bad as that committed by
ex ans. Wo do not recall the i
se facts leading up to the trou
nt wo believe that the negro
?ged In a duel with a pollcon
Hied tho policeman and was li
.it wounded. Tho negro was ts
i a hospital and later a mob '?J
awn tho doors of the institution
ragged the negro from the ope
lg table, taking him out to a ne?
pot and burning bim. The a
rested a race riot and for weeks
immunity was in an uproar
erce that, if we remember ar!
ie state militia had to be called
As we stated, we do not cite
?eldent in defense of the South,
afore our Chicago critic lands ot
JO severely he should hark ba?
Tuple of years or so and review
irribk happening tn hts own at
f he bad done this, and hat? t
>e United St tes at large the oi
t his vltroilc attack, instead of
BC Lion of it-?he south-his
chun would have carried i
eight with us.
?Put the Chicago critic ls tell inf
?nth, even though he does not
wt the beam from his own eye,
tere is no getting away the I
[ what ho says. There ls no
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puting the f;ct that the lynching evil
la on the tncrcaso Tima was when
white men lyncb'.d negroes for hut
one crime alone-that against wo
man-but now they are lynched for a
misdemeanor. That's not a mere
opinion, a? statistics will show.
What we are going to do about this
frightful custom, we dont know. We
do not believe that any law can bo
fashioned that will prevent the fury
of a community breaking loose, as it
does when a negro raakrs an attack
upon a white woman; for ni .'aw Is
stronger than the sentiment of the
community behind lt, and when an oc
c arenco of this kind takes pl ce, the
major portion of the community's sen
timent is lu approval of the course
taken, and your law is a mere "scrap
We know of but ono possible solu
tion for the evtl, and that is our people
must be educated up to the point
where they will realize that mob vio
lence does not stop crime; that when
a mob takes the law info ita own
hands the community is the real suf
ferer and not the victim of the mob's
passion; that the brute who is string
ap and riddled with shot has nothing
at stake but life, and that that ls worth
but !**tl? to him; that the immunity
has eyerythloc nt stake-its self ra
spcct, its enllghtment. Its regard for
law and Its conscience.
Bat the process of education is
necessarily a slow one, so we sap*
pose that for yet quite a while we
will havo to submit to the shame ot
these outbreaks of barbarism when
degenerate negroes shuck off the
veneer ot civilization and turp again
brutee like their ancestors ''of the
FIBING OF BEAVE??
There are some who lament tue (Sot
that Police Chief Beaven of Atlanta
has* been fired, after trial on charges
of"msurbord lection, inefficiency, etc.,
and say that the good people' should
withdraw, their patronage of the city
snd turn it over to those who like
We know nothing of the merits of
the Beavers case, nor do we know
anything shout Beavers, except .that
some years sgo he made a determined
effort to wipe ont Atlanta restrict
ed dfMtrlct es* clean up Ure city
generally. His efforts wets successful
in a measure. He succeeded tn wip
ing out the restricted district Insofar
sa lt was a fixed or established In
stitution, but he did not run the lewd
women out of town, but scattered
them threvshout the hotels, rooming
houses and In dwellings In the rear*
dentlal sections ot the city. He suc
ceeded partially in ridding the city
of other forma of Tice.
Tho view taken by some that At
lanta is going to the dorhnitlon bow
wows because of the an Boating of the
police f?ffe^ who perhaps bad become
something of a tyrant, is not sound
It would be a sad state of affairs if
the moral welfare of any city rated
upon the shoulders of any one toan aa
The sentiment ot a majority ot the
people of Atienta -hi whst will deter
mine that city's stand on the aueition
of morality.. If a majority of thw peo
?;Je want those thugs which Beavers
Stood for they will have them, regard
less of whether Beavers is chief of
the police. If the people of Atlanta
disapprove ct the action of the com
mission In firing Beavers, the com
mission will he brought to a reckon
lag by the people ?ltd they Wilt be
replaced by the Kind of ms? who will
give Atlanta sgwh those things which
Beavers fought for.
Says aa American member of the
rjrelga Legion in France, descrlblng
modern warfare: "Go aad dig a dttck
.in your back yard, hire a guy to fire
off a big cannon In ytm?v ear at fre
quent intervals sind He tn your ditch
for ten months, day sad night, rabi
or c hine, ?nd youl! get the Maa.
The Anderson panoro had better
watch out. Neither may get its re
ward if this thing keeps up.-Green
wood Journal. "Virtue ls Its own re
ward," end, us the Anderson papers
hare virtue, they are not looking for
Judging by their actions, citizens
Hayti must be of the bay eating
re imagine the Eastland inquiry
raising of the F-4 will be
letod about the esme vim e.
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