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THS NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1907.
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CALLS FOR AN EXPLANATION.
If the reports being circulated
around the city are true, the young
men of the graduating class from Me
harry deserve the commendation of
every race-loving person in the city.
Likewise the members of the faculty,
almost all of whom are colored, are
placed in an unfavorable light. It is
asserted that the members of the class
voted to have the clas3 photographs
made at an establishment conducted
by a local photographer of our race,
and that the Dean of the College, a
white man, was willing but the faculty
In the first place, as to where the
class photographs should be made
ought not to be influenced by the mem
bers of the faculty. As we under
stand it, the class is paying for the
rhotigraphs and it should have the
liht to say who should do the work.
We hope the faculty has not been
guilty of discriminating against the
photographers of our race. For these
professors, like the photographers,
make their living almost exclusively
from our people, and it should be their
drsire to encourage by their patron
age the enterprise conducted by men
of our race. If the reports be true,
the class of 1907 has made a step in
the right direction.
GOVERNOR PATTERSON'S MES
SAGE. The Hon. Malcolm R. Patterson sent
his first message to the Legislature,
Wednesday. It was assiduously cir
culated immediately following the
nomination of Mr. Patterson by the
democratic convention that he had
b?en a life-long friend to the Negro,
but near the close of the campaign,
goaded, it seems, by some of his radi
cal supporters, he lent his aid to the
1 loody-shirt campaign of race Issues.
We had looked forward to his message
to see what position he would take on
the rane question as an executive. He
surprised us by not referring openly
to our ra'e in the whole message.
The message is a strong one. It
shows the strong individuality of the
man who single-handed waged such a
fisht as to put out of commission the
democratic machine that has been run
ning the aTairs of the state for several
years. In his fight for the nomina
tion he was not afraid to make issues
nor has he been afraid to recommend
measures that he thinks will improve
the government of the state.
The Governor, in the message
among other things recommends
changes in the election laws, an exten
sion of what is known as the Tollett
educational fund, the abolition of
school directors and the establishment
of a county board of education, pass
age of a pure food law, the establish
ment of a state reformatory for
juvenile criminals, uniformity of as
sessments and one assessor for each
county, reformation of criminal laws,
increased salary for judges, purchase
of executive mansion creation of the
offices of state auditor, bank exam
iners and good road commission.
The recommendations of Mr. Patter,
son as a whole are excellent, and if the
legislature will but adopt the most of
them into laws, Tennessee will profit
The United tatcs is really becoming
a world power. Old world customs are
being adopted with modifications to
suit our republican or provincial form
of goverment. The subject of a na
tional theatre, endowed or subsidized
by the general government likened
unto that of France, has long been the
hope of those whose natural Inclina
tions are towards the betterment of
histrionic art. Just how this was to
be secured has been the subject of
fruitless discussion for many years,
but at last, under the beneficent Influ
ence of that patron saint of every
thing, that demi-god of ingenuity,
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, President of
these United States, we have a Nation
al Theatre the United States Senate
an elevating play and suitable act
ors. As was meet for the occasion and
such a playhouse, the distinguished
author, manager, actor, Mr. Roosevelt,
has gathered around him in this great
production, The Brownsville Affair
and Its Sequel, a caste composed al
most exclusively of stars.
In the first act Mr. Roosevelt, ac
companied by his trusting, obedient
foil, Mr. Taft (excepting a few supes
like Gen. Garlington and Maj. Block
som), is almost the whole show. He
charges and discharges, with honor
and without honor, white and black re
spectively in the order named. The
gallery god, that is, that portion of
him which occupies the section on the
south side, marked "white," applauds
Act two presents a conglomeration
that almost beggars description. In
this act there is a comedy, farce, trag
edy, legerdermain and one of the star
performers even tries to introduce a
This "burnt cork artist" from South
Carolina is indeed the star of this
show in the second act and he is easily
the most versatile of all his compan
ions. The only trouble is that when
he tries to be funny he is really trag
ic to hi3 fellow-actors. One of the best
scenes of the production was that be
tween Pitchfork Ben, "the burnt cork
artist," and the knight of the red
feather, the Hotspur from Tennessee.
The second act has come to a close
at last. The third act will be devoted
to an investigation of the Brownsville
affair. As to the fourth act there is
some doubt. It may have its finale at
the polls in 1908.
The withdrawal of Rear-Admiral
Davis, with his vessels from Kingston,
Jamaica, where he had gone on be
half of the United States to assist the
suffering people of that island and the
correspondence that passed between
him and Gov. Swetenham, Judged from
the unofficial accounts sent out, has
the appearance of the capers of Al
phonso and Gaston. It appears to be
a case where both officials had an ex
aggerated idea of their own impor
tance. President Roosevelt has shown
excellent judgment in minimizing an
incident which though galling to our
pride, had its inception in the readi
ness of our officer to set aside prece
dent and international law.
Booker Washington has been chosen
to deliver the Founders Day address
this year at the Hampton Industrial
School. This is the first time that n
colored man has been selected as the
orator for the day and it is peculiarly
fitting that the most distinguished
graduate from the school should re
"cive the honor.
As the Immigration Convention held
its last session in this Gtatc, it is sur
prising that Governor Patterson did
not follow the lead of other Southern
governors and express hi3 views on
the subject. It is possible, though,
that he Is saving the subject for a spe
Ben Tillman's new title, given by the
President, it is said, is "the burnt
cork artist of the Senate." The de
scription would have been more fit
ting had he been . called the low co
median and villain of the Brownsville
Where, oh, where, was Secretary
Taft when Chairman Shonts, of the
Canal Commission, resigned his posi
tion to accept another with a private
corporation that paid more money?
Shades of Wallace, avaunt!
The Supreme Court, like the spider
and the fly, is gradually spinning its
web around the Chattanooga lynchers.
The accused men have been ordered to
give a bond of $1,000 each.
It is becoming far too common for
white men to assault colored women.
The Prosecuting Attorney of this
county ought to get busy.
"Bailey's only tin," says one writer,
is that he is above the mediocre."
The Texans seem to think that he is
beneath the oil.
The Mississippi River is on a ramp
age. We hope Vardaman lives near
EDITORIAL OPINION FROM THE
The President Not to Be Criticised.
Our immaculate President has giv
en out another interview to the cor
respondents of the leading dailies of
the country with a view to create sym
pathy from the people at large and at
the same time to distrust the action
The sensational story, as told by
the correspondents, is that the "foes'"
of Mr. Roosevelt in Congress had
planned to censure him as a usurper
and an autocrat. Within a recent
period a mania for Justification has
possessed the President that he was
infallible: that his acta were justified
whether he lectured the Judges of the
Federal Courts or whether he ignored
an act of Congress and for so doing
he was above criticism.
Let us call Mr. Roosevelt's atten
tion to a recent message .in which he
quoted a decision of Chief Justice
Marshall, "that no official, judicial or
otherwise, was above criticism." This
being the case, he should not be
averse to criticism of his acts by the
national Congress, according to the
statement given out that such crtti
cism would convey censure and would
be absurd. In plain words it means
that Mr. Roosevelt would have the
people of this country to understand
that the President, like the crowned
heads of Europe, can do no wrong;
that he is Immaculate; that any sug
gestion of criticism or censure is too
absurd to be thought of. 'Mr. Roose
velt must not forget that this Govern
ment is still republican In form; that
it has not given to the Executive of
the nation its rights or its liberties.
Mr. Roosevelt must remember that he
is not the autocrat, but the servant of
the people, who claim the right either
through national legislation, through
the press of the country or in the pub
lie forum to criticise his. official acts
and to censure those that are objec
tionable. The people are yet masters
of themselves and not Mr. Roosevelt
Benjamin Ryan Tillman.
Benjamin Ryan Tillman is a na
tional Anomaly! A wing footed cra
ven is he, who screeches a warning of
fearful doom, but forgets not to felic
itate the doomers. Many have taken
the one-eyed soldier of a thousand
causes seriously. How silly, and what
a lack of finer judgment! In on the
floor of the United States senate last
Saturday, 'neath a veritable human
flower-garden, the Senator delivered
himself against Terrible Teddy for
what he styled outrageous conduct
against American citizens in uniform.
After so glorious a task, in which he
took conscious delight, our Pericles
from Trenton set his breath against
the American Negro, that element in
his state that set him in the seat of
the mighty; that element that en
riched him; that element members of
which a few weeks ago bore the re
mains of his .sister to her resting
place mid a bed of wild violets, and
'neath musical whispers cf tho cedars
that reared about. Let us waste neith
er tears nor time over Tillman. He
is no longer an influence; he has been
found out Men love to hear him talk
much as they love to hear or see any
other clown, and they urge him on in
his vaporing with studied applause
merely to see him jump and stammer
and say "Damn it" The- Charleston
(W. Va.) Advocate.
Several of the insurance companies
of the country openly refuse Afro
American risks, while others do it by
indirect means, usually basing refusal
on physical or hereditary defect. We
do not need to name any of these com
panies here, as we are not disposed to
give them one line of free advertising.
But we do wish to direct the attention
of our readers and business men to
the fact that there is such discrimina
tion, more or less general, against us,
and that it is a sufficient argument to
urge that more support be given to
the insurance companies we have and
that we should move to create, where
we may not have them, companies of
We need successful Insurance com
panies the same as we need banks,
and as we have made a beginning
with both branches of business we
should give them liberal support In
order that they may be able to meet
all the demands we have to make
upon them. The difference between
banking and insurance is very radical
but simple enough; in placing money
In the bank we receive interest on the
principal; while in placing money in
insurance we pay interest on the prin
clpal. Either provision for old age is
good and wise. The New York Age.
Negro Office-Holder Silent.
The colored office-holder of the
higher grades have been noticeably
silent in regard to the discharge of
the soldiers of the 25th Infantry
While the more radical ones among
us have felt inclined to criticise them
for their failure to take sides with
their race in its battle for justice, the
conservative thinkers, in recognition
of the eternal fitness of things, are
not slow to commend them for the
wisdom, decency and discretion they
are showing Cinder such trying circum
stances. Registers of the Treasury,
Recorders of Deeds, Collectors, Post
masters and Justices on the bench are
a part of the Roosevelt administra
tion members of the President's of
ficial family, and they would place
themselves in a most awkward posi
tion were they to undertake to offer
any very radical objection to the poli
cies set In motion from the White
House. The Indianapolis Freeman,
The reports of the different banks
show that they are doing a creditable
business, but not the business they
should do. The business of every bank
in the State would be twice the bus!
ness they are now doing if the leaders
of our people would do the proper
thing that is to say, teach the peo
pie to respect racial enterprises, and
they, too, should be the embodiment
of all they teach. Let the people get
together along business lines and quit
injecting denominatlonalism in busl
ness of any kind. When this is done
you will find employment waiting for
our boys and girls. The Indianola
(Miss.) New Era.
Good Feelings In Chattanooga.
The best of feeling exists in the city
of Chattanooga between the two races.
Kpnrlv all tho manufactories and
business houses are owned and oper
ated by southern capital, and the larg
pt nerrpntnare of labor etUDloved is
Negro, and the thing for the colored
laborer to do now Is to equip nimseu
- - .ma
and herself with such weapons 01 ei
fiHfmpv that will make him a com
petitor to be feared and respected by
other labor whether it be alien or
home, and this will put the colored la
borer in a position to demand higher
wages. Chattanooga iieraia.
Senator Benjamin Tillman has
been pregnant with a speech for
some time and on last Saturday
he was permitted to deliver it
In his heart Mr. Tillman is net
inimical to the negro. He has but
one wav to irain a reputation and that
way is to abuse the negro. No one
seriously ronslders what Mr. 1 illman
cays. He makes a good clown no
matter in what role he plays. He is
at his best when he Is attacking the
President and the colored American.
Mr. Tillman wants the colored man to
understand that he is not his equal.
In this he makes a blunder. There
are thousands of colored men and
women in tho United States who
would not associate with Mr. Tillman
and certainly they would not consider
it an honor to be lu his company. Mr.
Tillman has his faults. He has his
weakness also. He Is Insane on the
negro question and before he dies he
will appeal to the negro for aid and
omfoit. Thoso who listened to lie.
Tillman's speech Saturday were not
made angry. He said some good things
s wen as some bad things. Mr.
illman was right when he said that
the President dismissed the colored
troops on account of their color. The
uee is of the ODlnion that some Dor-
tions of his speech were full of salt
and pepper. A few more speeches
Ke the one delivered will do the ne
gro as much good as the order of dis
missal 01 the colored troops. The
Washington (D. C.) Bee.
Negro Troops Not Wanted.
What seems to be a houless case Is
that of the re-enlistment, of the dis-
banded colored troops from the Army.
rresideut Roosevelt during tht. week
Has spoken more emphatically than
before in lustification of his nnslHnn
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aeuating the matter.
We wished the matter was dis- ;
missed entirely, for we believe the
whole matter is but the eruption of a '
part of the United States Army au-
thorlties to rid themselves entirely
of Negro soldiers. He has been an un
welcome guest ever since the Civil
The Negro has never had a fair
show in the army, and why should he
or his friends even raise the hue and
nii ILL .1 1 1 j. I . 1 1.
cti. mis late ua.it auuui ia:r piayi
With the passing of the Neero trooDs
from the reuglar army, either by hon
orable or dishonorable dischargs, is
one of the methods it appears which
the white authorities have decided
to rid themselves of what seems to
them an odiom. Justico and fair play
has no part in the matter whatsoever.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Courant
SERGEANT MINGO SANDERS.
Sergeant Mingo Sanders, black as
ace 0' spades,
Thirty years in service, been on many
Fought the feathered Indian, fought
the Spanish don
Down at Santiago and at Sahny
Fought the Filipino red or brown or
Sergeant Mingo Sanders never flunked
Somewhere 'round Manila.
Bullets whistling shrill,
Sergeant (Mingo Sanders
Climbed Camansi Hill.
Col. Teddy Rosevelt, sword and
'lhirty days in service, saw a Cuban
Home he came in glory, heralded af ar
As the battle hero stock exceeded
Told us all about it, never seemed to
Book and speech and so on never
flunked a talk.
Fighting with a will,
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt
Also climbed a hill.
Sergeant Mingo Sanders, fifty years of
O . I . J .1111 A
uruwing ona in service, eager sun to
Battle for his country, standing by his
For a hunk of bacon and a khaki rag;
Hoping still for service till he might
Honored in his papers couldn't, hope
Sergeant Mingo Sanders,
Thirty years on deck,
"For the good of service"
Gets it in the neck!
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt, chosen to
All the nation's armies and to run the
Honored by his people, 'round the
As the great and mighty, feted,
Surely paid for service, got at least,
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt still is climb
Poor old Sergeant Mingo,
I am one to dare .
The remark, by Jingo!
That it's hardly fair.
R. L. in New York Sun.
MISS MAHAN RETURNS TO THE
Miss Belma Mahan, of the steno
graphic force of the Baptist Publish
ing House, returned from her home
at Little Rock, Ark., last Sunday
night, and is now at her post of duty.
Miss Mahan was called to the bedside
of her father who has been very sick
for the past two or three weeks. At4
the present writing he Is much better
and hopes are entertained for his
SPENCE NOT SPENCER.
In last week's Globe, under the ar
ticle headed "The Day Home Club,"
was the name of Miss Mary Spencer
who donated $4.00 to the home. In
stead of Miss Mary Spencer it is Miss
Mary Spence who gave the donation.