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THE NASHVILLT3 GLOBE. FRIDAY, MAllCil 1, 1307.
The Nashville Globe.
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LEGISLATIVE MOB LAW.
, Texas, through its state senate Mon
day gave an excellent exhibition of
mob law, when the charges against
Joseph Bailey, United States Senator
from that p'ite, were cast aside even
before the committee which had been
appointed to make an investigation
had time to draft , its report The
same spirit actuated this performance
as that which in defiance to all laws
and customs take a man's life.
As to whether Senator Bailey is
guilty of the charges which were
brought against him, it is not for us
to say. But the reasonable thing for
the friends of the accused man, who
are in the majority in both branches
of the legislature, to have done, was
to let the committee appointed to hear
the facts present its conclusions and
then be governed by its findings.
Bailey's probity concerns a greater
number of people than those of his
immediate constituency, for as a
Senator of the United States he must
legislate for us all. The snap judg
ment of his friends, instead of
placing him in the light of a perse
cuted man, really makes him appear
as a shrewd, designing politician, pull
ing wires to have himself endorsed at
all hazards and gives color to the
many charges brought against him.
Since the Senate has the power to
judge as to the fitness of its members,
it is to be nopedthat an investigation
will be ordered by that body.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS.
The Colorado Statesman, published
at Denver, Col., in its last issue, re
ferring to the report that Collier's
had ordered its agents to refuse the
business of colored people, says: "In
last week's topic under this head we
spoke of the great publishing houses
that have cancelled Negro patronage
because of slackness on part of the
colored trade to meet promptly busi
ness obligations. We now call atten
tion to another line of business that is
refusing colored business. Remem
ber these articles are not printed to
'knock the race, this paper is a 'de
fender of race pride and honor. Our
only and sole motive is to arouse the
race to rise up and meet business de
mands, and to show itself ready and
competent to do business in a busi
ness way. The last of the great white
insurance companies to shut its doors
to colored patronage is the New York
Life Insurance Company. It is, as we
have said before, not that we are dan
gerous risks, or that we1 do not pay
high enough premiums, but because
of our dilator! ness in making our
payments when due. The Metropoli
tan Insurance Company has issud in-
To Whom It May Concern:-.
We can cheerfully recommend 1 'The Nashville
Globe" to any one desiring to reach the colored people
of this vicinity.
We ascribe the great success of our sale to
our colored newspaper advertising.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN LAND CO.,
By N. M. Steward.
structions to all its agents not to ac
cept any more colored business after
January 1, 1907. This company is
known as 'Industrial Insurance col
lecting premiums at 10, 20 and 30
cents per week. In the past it has
been customary for all of the Metro
politan companies to solicit Negro
business, but one by one they are grad
ually cutting it out. There is hardly
an old line company of standing that
now solicits Negro business and most
of them are refusing risks when made
directly at the home office. The New
York Life accepts Negro applicants,
but does not solicit this business.
There are only three policies on lives
of Negroes on file at the general
agent's office The subject is consid
ered of interest as tending to show the
growing unreliability of the Negro
in the matters of business. This pa
per is not preaching, it is simply pub
lishing the facts and calls upon the
race everywhere to look the issue
square in the face and alter our ways
before the condtlon becomes irrepara
ble and hopeless."
There is undoubtedly too little re
gard for their business obligations
upon the part of a lare number of our
people. If we had our wishes all of
our insurance business would be con
ducted by Negroes as would be our
publishing interests but such is not
thee ase and it will not be until we
as a race learn to hold inviolable all
of our obligations.
PROHIBITION IN TENNESSEE.
In a special election held this week
Clarksville has decided to abolish her
saloons. A merry war is on in Knox
ville between the saloon and the anti
saloon forces to have that city change
its charter so as to come under the
provision of the Pendleton Bill which
would eliminate all the saloons. In
Chattanooga stringent iaws regulating
the operation of saloons, eliminating
the chairs and card tables have been
adopted. Memphis is for higher li
cense and segregation while in Nash
ville the fight for segregation and
Sunday closing has teen crowned
with success. In striking contrast to
the fight in this city for the Sunday
closing is the fight being made in
Chicago. In that city Mayor Edward
P. Dunne was renominated on a plat
form endorsing open saloon . on the
Sabbath. Chicago,, however, is a cos
mopolitan city. The temperance peo
ple are in the saddle and from their
work is bound to result much good.
Fanatics, however, should be kept in
John Temple Graves, that monoma
niac who dictates the policy of the At
lanta Georgian, has the temerity to
call Bishop Henry McNeil Turner a
radical and an agitator, while he re
fers to B. J. Davis, of the Atlanta In
dependent, as a real Negro leader.
Bishop Turner's utterances often bor
der on the style of Ben Tillman,
but he comes nearer representing the
opinion of the great mass1 of our
people North or South, than does our
friend of The Independent. But Graves
calling Turner a radical! The person
who invented the fable of the pot call
ing the kettle black, certainly must
have had the editor of the Georgian in
The Editor of the Washington Bee
having deluged Secretary Cortelyou,
ex-chairman of the republican Nation
al Committee, with open letters and
addressed two or three to President
Roosevelt, has now turned his atten
tion to the United States Senate and
House of Representatives. All of
these communicatioii3 are red-hot, but
Nasiiyille, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1907.
if what the Philadelphia Tribune says
is true, Editor Chase needs to address
a few open letters to that great mass
of intelligent colored citizenry of
We shall soon have our brilliant Sen
ator Edward Ward Carmack back in
the state as a private citizen. This is
one time that we wish that the
"Knight of the Red Feather" was on
intimate terms with the powers that
be at Washington so that he could be
sent to some foreign post. We would
miss him, but absence is said to make
the heart grow fonder.
The Louisville Kentucky Standard
has increased its size from a four
page to an eight-page, while the origi
nal news-matter has " been reduced
from four pages to two pages. Evi
dently the people of the the Falls City
believe In quantity.
Richmond, Va., has a whist club
which sports the cognomen, "Water
Wagon Whist Club." We did not
know that the prohibitionist had cap
tured "Old Virginny!"
WHAT THE NEGRO OF TO-DAY
To the Nashville Globe:
Of lato much has been written and
said about social equality. Prejudiced
writers and orators say that the su
preme desire of the Negro of to-day is
to mingle with the white race in all
of the various social circles of life.
That great breeder of race prejudice,
Thomas Dixon, Jr., has said that the
Negro reaches his climax of sainthood
when he marries a white woman.
Again, Thomas Nelson Page, of whose
bitterness toward the truly progres
sive Negro all readers know, discusses
social quality at some length in the
Ma-ch number of the McClure's Mag
azine. He says that "the Negroes for
the most part understand by social
equality the right to stand with
white women on precisely the same
ground as that on which white men
stand with them." And in another
part of the same article he says, "For
the new Negroes' aspiration is to mix
with the whites." Numerous such
expressions constantly issue from
those who make it a business to stir
the baser passions-of men and thus
intensify the spirit of opposition and
It is absolutely false to say that
"the new Negroes' aspiration is to mix
with the whites." The representa
tive membeis of the race take a just
pride in our race identity and seek
vigorously and continuously to main
tain it. In our yearnin for a higher
and better state of things, oocial equal
ity does not come in for even the
slightest consideration. In the light of
facts the whites have done far more
in the way of mingling the two races
than we have; and if the great South
ern leaders and admirers would do
more Christian work among the male
members of their race and thus re
press the desire on their part "to
stand with" black women, there would
be less of friction and more of pur
ity. What the Negro of to-day contends
for is an opportunity to exercise fully
all of the rights of manhood and citi
zenship. He contends for the spirit
of the American Constitution. He
contends for virtue and peace and hap
piness. His aspiration is not "to mix
with the whites," but to prove himself
their equal in matters of-true educa
tion and merit. The goal of his am
bition is to make his a race great and
powerful on earth one which will ex
alt civilization to grander heights and
quicken the spirit of Christian broth
erhood. The Negro of to-day contends for
amicable relationship between himself
and the white man, and he will do
any honorable thing to maintain and
strengthen that relationship. But he
will not in order to have great show
ers of approbation sent down upon
him from the so-called superior race,
sacrifice any of the principles of man
hood. He believes that each race has
rights which the other is morally
bound to respect; and so in respecting
he looks to be respected. He believes
that individuals ought to be accepted
on their worth, and -o the extent that
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he proves himself worchy he is goiug
it ci.nU'ni for honor and recognition.
He firmly believes that it is only a
matter of time when genuine merit
will be generally appreciated and lib
erally rewarded; and herein he is fur
nished abiding consolation and hope..
When "justice returns from brutish
beasts" and our nation comes to the
place where it will recognize capacity
because it is capacity, then the now
glowing flames of prejudice will be ex
tinguished and the good and wise of
both races will love and help one an
other in every possible way.
So it is not social equality that the
Negro of to-day contends for. He sees
nothing in it that could afford either
beauty or strength; and he is con
cerned only about the tangible things
of life. While law and order are be
ing mocked and Dixon and Page and
others of their stamp are preaching
on the Negro and social equality, we
will continue to move onward and up
ward, gaining all the time a more
vital place in this Republic. Energy
being well applied, we can no more
fail of our aspirations than God and
justice can fail.
JAMES C. RUSSELL,
March 1, 1907. Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lusk enter
tained February 21, in honor of their
daughter and son, Naomi and Wil
liam. The dining room was beauti
fully decorated with flowers. A menu
of four courses was served. Among
those present were Misses Bettie
Lusk, Addie Sledge, Mamie Upshaw,
Bettie Willie B. Fiwing, Annie May
Terry, Annie Hall, Parlee Winston,
Cornelia Battle, M. Baty, Messrs. Mc
intosh, Price, Joe Keeling, Thos. Rid
ley, James Jennings, T. Davis, Will
McGee, W. Buchanan, Thos. Keeling,
C. Yancey, M. Hall, B. Hall, G. How
lett, K. Gordan, Isaac Miller, Author
The Walker Town boys and the
Lusk's Town boys, of the Mt. Zion
School, divided themselves into two
clubs for the purpose of having ball
games. Those of the Walker Town
are A. Walker, J. Epeland, Isaac Mil
ler, Dock Hall, Eddie Hall, Mathew
Hall and Beasley. Those of the Lusk
Town are W. Buchanan, A. Buchanan,
Thos. Keeling, Sanford Keeling, W.
Burnett, G. Howlett and C. Yancey.
Tlie games began at 12 o'clock and
closed at three o'clock. The Walker
Town won. Mrs. William Ross and
Miss Delia Buchanan, their teachers,
Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan were the look
The Lithia Club was organized with
20 members last Tuesday night.
Mr. William Martin left Tuesday
evening for his home at 10C9 Hatch
street, St. Paul, Minn. He has spent
six weeks in Hot Springs, taking baths
for rheumatism, which was success
ful. He . stopped in Nashville a few
days, seeing old friends. He once
lived in Nashville, but has made his
home in the North for the last 30
years. He was, married about eight
years ago to the widow of the dis
tinguished Rev. Pickett, who lost his
life in a hotel fire in New York. While
here ho was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Waters, of 18 Claiborne street.
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Hamilton M. Talley, who died at
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wrote his own obituary and selected
ministers to preach his funeral and,
directed every detail on paper before'
he died. This is something wonder
ful for one in a weak condition of'
mind. He also willed his soul to God.