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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1207.
I lie Nashville Globe.
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1907.
I THE VERDI SCHOOL OF MUSIC t
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The statement made by President
Merrill, of Fisk University, before the
Nashville Board of Trade concerning
some remarks that had- been accred
jted to him in an address made at
Colorado Springs, drew forth the
views of the Hon. Leland Hume, first
and last of the Cumberland Telephone
pompany, and at other times first
president of the Nashville Board of
Trade. This is not the first time
Mr. Hume has discussed the Negro
question. Following the Atlanta
niassacre he made such a radical ad
dress at the Gospel Tabernacle that
even the daily papers which were
driving the recalcitrant 'democrats
iiito line with the scarecrow of Negro
domination at that time refused to
give a faithful account of what he
Mr. Hume, apparently, was pro
voked by the statement made
by Dr. Merrill that a Negro owned
a." home on one of the principal
.streets of the city and that an
other member of our race who prac
tices the profession of dentistry, re
ceived a considerable portion of his
patronage from the members of the
other race. The honorable gentleman
of the Cumberland Telephone Com-
cany did not know wnether- or not
these statements were true, but was
inclined to doubt them. He was op
posed to such reports because they
gave the impression to the outer world
that the Negroes of this city were
progressing, along material lines,
faster than the white people. And if
they are true, then he is opposed to
Fisk University or any other school
which teaches Negroes to do such
things. To his mind the only educa-
tion suitable for those of our race
is the kind tbat will make us better
- . .
Another man who spoke in the
same strain was Mr. Joseph Frank,
a member of a race which sacred and
profane history shows has been perse
cuted even more than our race.
Mr. Hume . confessed that he did
not know whether Dr. Merrill's state
ments were true. There are a great
many other things about- his colored
brothers who reside in this town prob
ably thaC he does not know. If we
could get his attention for a few min
utes we would ask him if he has ever
visited Fisk University or any of the
other colleges conducted for the ben
efit of our race in this city except
when escorting some stranger to the
places of interest in the city and if
. he has ever investigated the record
of those who have finished courses In
We can cheerfullv
Globe" to any one desiring
of this vicinity.
We ascnbe the srreat
our colored newspaper advertising.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN LAND CO.,
By N. M. Steward.
In the case of Fisk University he
would find, if he took the trouble to
look it up, that while none of the
graduates have made fabulous for
tunes, not ono out of 277 college grad
uates has been convicted of a crime.
Such a record should make him feel
grateful that such an Institution is lo
cated in this city.
As to the dentist, it is merely a
matter of business between himself
and his patient If he has white cus
tomers it is no more an indication of
an attempt at social equality than it
would be for a white person of the
Cumberland Telephone Company to
rent a telephone to a Negro or a sales
man, in Mr. Frank's store to sell a
suit of clothes to one of our race.
But why devote further space to this
matter? We prefer to believe that
Mr. Hume is not sincere in what he
said, but rather that he was smart
ing under the feelings produced by the
passage of the Talbet Bill, which al
lows another telephone Company In
Nashville, and made the Negro the
butt of his pent-up feelings. This we
will say though, it is unfortunate that
while such men as ex-Gov. Northen,
of Georgia; Dr. Lambuth and others
of thl3 city, are working for an en
tente cordiale, as it were, between the
two races in this city and elsewhere
in the South, whereby the good of
both races would work to put down the
bad in each race, that prominent men
like Messrs. Leland Hume and Joseph
Frank should make such reactionary
speeches as were accredited to them
at the meeting of the Nashville Board
of Trade last Thursday night
Louisiana, since New Orleans has
been made an immigration port will
try to replace Its Negro labor with
foreign whites. The experiments
tried so far with foreigners have not
proved the unqualified successes that
this section has been led to expect, if
current reports be 'true. The English
girls imported for the mills
in the Carolinas have gone North,
alleging that they were lured
to this country by false promises.
From various sections Italians and
other foreigners complain that they
have received treatment similar Ito
that accorded slaves. The housewives
of San Antonio, Tex., who thought
they had perfect jewels in their Jap
anese servants whom they hired re
cently to displace their Negro help,
have been forced to return to their
first love on account of the thievery,
untidiness and general worthlessness
of the new help. And so goes the list
Wherever foreign help has been In
troduced there seems to be dissatis
faction upon one side or the other.
We are sorry that such is the case.
It would help so much to have a few
hundred thousand Immigrants who
believe in that racial purity which
forbids white men from running
after colored women.
THE BURNT CORK ARTIST ON
It is the usual custom when a
show has enjoyed a run in New York
it is put on the road. Sometimes
three or four companies producing
the ' same play will be traveling
through different sections of the
country. The burnt cork artist of
the United States Senate, the only and
the original Benjamin Ryan Tillman,
of South Carolina, following in the
footsteps of other amusements, has
organized himself Into a lecture bu
reau to deliver lectures at $200 per
Newspapers of worth in the South
recommend "The Nashville
to reach the colored people
success of our sale to
have boasted that only the North
would pay to witness the antics of
Tillman, so to prove that they know
not whereof they speak, he has ar
ranged his tour so as to take in
eleven of the Southern states. The
show is billed to appear in the fol
lowing states at the places named:
Maryland, Baltimore, Cumberland.
Virginia, Roanoke, Danville, Ports
mouth, Lynchburg, Winchester, Rich
mond. North Carolina, Henderson, Oxford,
West Virginia, Hinton, Hunting
ton. Alabama, Troy, Citronelle.
Louisiana, Clinton. '
Tennessee, Pulaski, Chattanooga.
Mississippi, Holly Springs.
Georgia, Sandersville, Claxton,
Kentucky, Williamsburg, Somerset
It is noticeable that the minstrel
fails to appear at the larger cities in
most of the states. In Alabama, for
instance, Citronelle, by the census of
1900, had less than 2,500 inhabitants,
and there are 16 other towns and
cities larger than Troy, which had
a population of 4,097, 2,140 of whom
were Negroes. All the appointments
in Georgia are at towns having less
than 2,500 inhabitants. This Is a
very sorry showing for such a star at
traction as the Pitchfork artist from
Tillman's excursion into the South
ought to be a paying venture. The
people of this section are particularly
fond of minstrels. Some Southern
white men, though, demand something
higher than that offered by Tillman,
One of these, Dr. John C. Kilgo
President of Trinity College, Durham
N. C, a prominent member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
who has been frequently mentioned
for the bishopric of that denomina
tion, In addressing an alumni dinner
last Saturday, said in reference to
Tillman and the Negro question:
"The South has grown tired of its
old kind of leadership, and there is
longing for some one to come forward
and voice its new sentiment Never
before was there felt throughout the
South by worthy men in every line
of work a deeper humiliation than
that recently provoked by the rough
and sectional utterances of Senator
Tillman in the United States Senate
"The white man of the South wil
continue to pay his taxes to educate
the child of the Negro, while more
and more he will give his influence
and means toward advancing the wel
fare of the Negro race. But the Ne
gro as a ghost to frighten the white
voter into party lines and party acts
is now a thing of the past"
Dr. Kilgo represents a class
whites that is the very antithesis
that represented by Tillman. Though
he is more optimistic in his last sen
tence than the facts would warrant
he will do mere to ameliorate the con
ditions in the South by instilling into
the students of his school the sent!
ments voiced in that portion of his
address which we have quoted than
will the burnt cork artist in his
Fisk University was honored this
week by a visit from a party of
Northern friends, who came to the
dedication of the New Chase Science
Hall. These Northern "fanatics" or
"cranks," as our bot-headed Southern
editors and "best friends" often lovingly
call them, frequently see a phase of the
Southern Negro's life that the whites
living here with us never observe.
Fisk has done a grand work during
the forty-one years of its existence and
Instructions and Lessons
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generations to come "will rise and
call blessed the devout persons who
made the school possible.
One of the most pernicious Influ
ences that is dragging many of the
young men of our race to lives of in
dolence, theft and crimes of a felonious
nature is that of gambling. Many
young men whose prospects for the
future have been exceedingly bright
have been ruined here in Nashville
by succumbing to the temptation of
fered by the goddess of chance. We
hope that the day is near when this
species of evil, if not eradicated will
be reduced to such a place where
bright young men will not be led to
E. H. Harriman once had a reputa
tion for secretlveness in regards to
speech but his volubility since the
Interstate Commerce Commission
got after him for manipulating the
railroads of the West gives promise of
surpassing the record of loquacious
Bill the boy orator of the Platte.
Congress has adjourned after hav
ing appropriated almost two billion
dollars. Teddy, can now devote his
time to making a few more changes
in the personnel of the Panama Ca
If there is a Negro in Tennessee
who is sorry that the state has lost
such a brilliant representative in Con
gress as the Hon. Edward Ward Car-
mack was reputed to be, we haven't
heard of him.
A town in Massachusetts has caught
the prohibition fever and placed a
ban upon profanity. The old "cuss
ers" of the town now use such prosaic
terms as "Darn it."
A few more weeks and the "Nash
ville brand" will be out in their Easter
From dust thou art, to dust return
est, has a practical meaning to any
one who walks through the streets of
Nashville these days.
This was white folk's week. The
murderer and his victim belong to
Has the Nushville Business League
lapsed into Innocuous desuetude?
given in Piano, Organ,
Voice and Harmony.
(North Spruce St.)
$2.00 Per Month.
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Hot and Cold Baths,
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Tbird Avenue, between Union Street
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