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The Nashville Globe.
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THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The daily papers announced that
several of the city councllmen will op
pose the recommendation, made by the
Board of Education and the Superin
tendent of the city schools, that money
be appropriated for the erection, of
two new schools for our children and
the repairing of other schools. These
gentlemen take the position, which is
in no manner unique, that a sufficient
sum is being spent for the education
of Negroes and that the buildings are
ample. A casual examination of the
school facilities offered our children
wJll show the fallacy of the council
the city, between Jo Johnston avenue
and Broad street, to relieve whom one
of the proposed schools is to be built,
must walk from ten to twenty blocks
to reach the nearest school. These
children, more often than otherwise
mere tots, as only the primary grades
;are taught in the two nearest schools,
iare forced to go this long distance in
all conditions of weather and those at
tending Knowles School are constant
ly exposed to the danger of the grade
railroad crossings of the N. C. & St.
L. Ry., and the Illinois Central Ry.
The latter is not even protected by the
usual gates. To force these children
to go such distances works a hardship
upon them and to constantly expose
them to the dangers of the grade
crossings is not far from criminality.
The crowded conditions which are met
on the inside of the school seriously
handicap the efforts of the teachers, as
lc almost every instance the colored
. teacher has more children under his
snnervisiiMi ma.11. i tuiuncu w -u
We would not impugn the motives
of Councilman Marlin, who is sponsor
for the opposition movement, even
though he lives in the ward which
has the largest white population of
any in the city, according to the cen
sus of 1900. It seems to us, however,
that Nashville, with all of her schools
of learning, can not afford to let the
common educational advantages pro
vided for our people deteriorate by not
Increasing the facilities as the city
The inequality of the provisions
made for the white and black children
Is too great at present, for those who
have the best Interests of the two
races at heart, to adopt a course of
of non-improvement for the colored
schools. In most of the affairs of the
South, "for the colored race" Is syn
onvmou3 with Inferior accommoda
' tions. We hope that such will not be
the case with the Nashville schools.
THE THAW CASE.
What would at first seem an unpar
alelled assumption of authority by the
President of the United States in his
request to Postmaster-General Cortel-
you "to know whether it is feasible to
bar from the mails the papers that
give the full disgusting details of the
Thaw case," is, after all, but an at
tempt to find if the accounts published
in the great dailies violate the sec
tion of the United States Postal laws
which prohibits the publication of "ob
scene, lewd or lascivious work, pamph
let, picture, print," etc., from the
mails. Upon the Investigation of the
department and Its decision as to what
Is considered "obscene, lewd, or las
clvous" will depend the final actions
In the case.
President Roosevelt, the busy, Im
pulsive man that he is, yet finds time
to read the disgusting details of the
Thaw trial. He is shocked! He is
disgusted! The shock, the disgust,
does not, or should not, come from
the fact that the papers are giving the
dirty details of the trial, but because
there is such a state of rottenness in
what might be called the upper classes
of white society.
The Thaw case, which resembles
the Feist case of this city in that it
deals with the immorality of people
above the average, is an unusual one.
The wealth of the murderer, who is a
member of one of the richest families
in Pennsylvania and had an excellent
social position in his home town, Pitts
burgh and London, and the great repu
tation of the victim who was the great
est architect of his day, lend an inter
est to the trial that Is not limited to
New York. Some of the best legal tal
ent in the country has been retained.
And as the lawyers probe into this
tocial ulcer to lay bare the "disgust
ing details" of the iniquitous life prac
ticed by some of the bohemlan bon
tons, the publicity given to their find
ings is helpful to the general public
rather than harmful.
That such putrescence exists among
the higher type of the greatest race
created, a race thousands of years re
moved from the rule of the brute pas
sions of savagery, is indeed disgust-
ng. But will the suppression of the
facts tend to improve the morals of
those who are Interested in the case?
We think not. We are inclined to
agree with the opinion of a Provi
dence, R. I., Baptist preacher, who
said: "The tenor of the testimony In
the Thaw trial is one of the best indi
cations in recent years of the' easy
manner in which a young girl may be
ed astray under such conditions as
exist in one of our large cities," and
he thought it inadvisable to lose the
effects of the "greatest moral lesson
of the age" by failing to make the de
FISK UNIVERSITY PLACE.
It is a truism as old as the hills that
if a man or a race for that matter,
ever expects to be anything he or it
must own something. As long as a
man has nothing to tie him to any
particular place his value as a citizen
in a vast majority of cases, is a negli
gible quantity. But when he owns
something he immediately takes up
that Interest in the welfare of the
community which all good citizens
The Negroes of Nashville for the
past few years have made remarkable
strides forward and are showing their
confidence in the city, displaying their
determination to remain here, and
manifesting their desire to be out of
the class who own nothing and are
forever under the power of the land
lord, by the investing of their in
comes in property. in most cases
these investments are not made for
speculative purposes but for the espe
cial purposes of providing a home for
men and their families.
This home purchasing movement
has gone steadily forward and one
needs but to go in certain sections of
the city and he will see places that a
few years since were to all interests
and purposes wild commons, now dot
ted with modest but cozy cottages.
The demand for property has been
great; the desire even greater. The
one hindering cause that has pre
vented many persons of modest means
from indulging their desire to own
something has been the fact that
out of their meagre Incomes it was
impossible to save sufficient money to
make the first payment. Again, even
if thi3 almost insurmountable bar
rler to owning something has been
overcome,' the next trial to be faced
was the payments. To meet the regu
lar demands made upon the bread-winner
as the head of a family and pay
upon property at the same time is
more than most men making only as
much as the average laborer can do.
But, as advertised In the columns of
The Globe last week, and as is an
nounced on another page of this Issue,
a plan has been devolved whereby
any one can purchase a piece of land
and that, too, at terms so reasonable
that the poorest paid man in the city
can meet them.
This plan offered by the Company
is,' practicable and besides the property
offered for sale Is desirable. The land
will form one of the most desirable,
healthful and beautiful additions that
have ever been made to the city of
Nashville. The lay of the land is
such that it can be truly called high
and dry free from the swampy
marshes so often found in land to be
The property is about three blocks
south from the end of Jefferson street.
It begins with McLaughlin avenue and
runs west to the crest of a hill about
one-fourth of a mile away. From al
most every lot in the tract the view of
Nashville is magnificent In the fore
ground is Fisk University, with all the
classic beauty of each of the buildings
of this great institution shown in bold
relief; to the left stretches before the
eye the ever-growing North Nashville,
while in the distance beyond, to the
fore and to the right, may be seen the
Capitol and the other prominent
buildings of the city proper.
The property is truly an ideal spot
and the terms are so reasonable that
we feel no hesitancy in recommend
ing the sale to all who desire a home
site at reasonable terms.
February was the natal month cf
three of America's greatest men
George Washington, Abraham" Lincoln
ejid Frederick Douglass. Douglass, in
an address commemorating the birth
day of Lincoln, told the following
which has a peculiar application at
the present time:
"My mission to him was in regard
to the enlistment and the treatment of
"On the point of promotion, he was
equally willing, but on retaliation he
asked, 'Where will it stop?' I could
see that there was a vista of blood
opening to him from which his tender
heart shrank. He said, 'If I could get
hold of the men that murdered your
troops, murdered our prisoners of war,
I would execute them, but I cannot
take men that may not have had any
thing to do with this murdering ot
our soldiers and execute them. No,
Mr. Douglass, I don't see where it
would stop; besides, I understand they
are beginning to treat our colored sol
diers as prisoners of war.' "
Sheriff Shlpp, his deputies and some
of the alleged lynchers of Chattanoo
ga are now facing the commissioner
sent to that city by the Supreme Court
to Investigate the Ed Johnson lynch
Ing. The white people of Chattanooga
have an excellent opportunity to take
some of the medicine that they so fre
qently prescribe for their colored
brother by turning over to the civil
authorities the criminals who took
Johnson's life. But the opportunity
will be passed unless the Supreme
Court forces them to do so. We hope
the whole gang will feel the heavy
hand of the law in so far as the
present investigation is concerned and
that they will later be prosecuted
through a lower court for their crimi
Alton B. Parker, the whilom leader
of what Wallace Irwin calls "the safe
Insane" party, bobs up serenely seml
occasionally to get off some such ad
vice as would be fitting the sage of
Esopus. Ills last address In which he
dealt with the race or Southern prob
lem, failed to arouse any more Inter
est In the Judge than did most of his
speeches in 1904. By discussing some
of the problems before the American
people,' however, Judge Parker keeps
the people from forgetting the name
of the man so ignominiously defeated
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The War Department has ordered
that hereafter the chief , musicians in
the bands connected with the colored
troops will be colored men providing
competent men can be secured. We
hope this is an Interesting wedge for
Negro ofllcers for Negro troops.
The Globe is in receipt of a souvenir
program of the banquet tendered Reg
ister of the Treasury W. T. Vernon,
by some of the prominent citizens of
Washington, on January 30th.
Instead of suppressing the details
of the Thaw trial, Mr. Roosevelt ought
to limit Its publication to one New
York paper. It would be so much
cheaper for the common people to get
the whole story then.
What would Teddy do If the court
martial should exonorate MaJ. Pen
rose because it found that tho "grea
ser" policemen of Brownsville had
really shot up the town.
Roosevelt is right. The New York
papers should be prohibited from pub
lishing tne details of the Thaw case.
It costs too much to buy them all.
LOSES HIS HOME.
Fire is very destructive when it
breaks out in a tender place. The
house owned and occupied by Brlson
Venson, at 158 Lafayette street, was
considerably damaged by fire Thurs
day morning about 3 o'clock. The fire
was well under way when the hose
company arrived. The fire Is said to
have been caused by a defective flue.
The loss has been estimated at $1,000,
fully covered by insurance.
"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE."
On Friday of next week the Junior
College Class of Fisk University will
present the "Merchant of Venice" in
the Fisk Memorial Chapel, commen
cing at 8 p. m. Much care, time and
pains have been spent In preparation
tmd practice towards the end of mak
ing the play the huge success that In
dications show it would be. Among
the personnel are James A. Myers, of
Lexington, Ky., in the role of Antonio,
the merchant, and William Arthur
Maclntyre, of Port of Spain, Trinidad,
B. N. I., as Bassanlo. the friend and
born companion of Antonio.
The proceeds are to be devoted to
the endowment fund of the Carnegie
Library, and it is hoped that this fact,
apart from the literary treat in store,
will draw a representative gathering of
the lovers of race progress.
THE LADIES AID CIRCLE.
The Ladies' Aid Circle cf Clark Me
morial Church celebrated their first
anniversary, February 11, at the home
of Mrs. Walter Shelby, 734 Tenth ave
nue, South. Prof. Thos. Hardlman
given in Piano, Organ,
Voice and Harmony.
(North Spruce St.) ?
2 in tf .
Have You Catarrh?
Do Your Eyes Trouble You?
Do You Need Glasses?
OR HAVE YOTJ ANY
TROUBLE WITH YOTJR
RYES, EARS, NOSE
IE SO, CONSULT
Dr. C. V. Roman,
ROOMS 2 and 3
Dry Goods and Carpet Co.
Third Avenue, between Union Street
and PuDllc Square.
Carry the best Stock oi Carpets,
The test Assortment oi Silks and
The handsomest Line oi Cloaks
paid a beautiful tributo to the ladles
or the Circle. He made an excellent
speech. He spoke of the good work
the ladies had done for the church
the past year. After Prof. Hardiman's
speech a program was rendered by
some of the best talent of the city.
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