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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, M
The Nashville Globe.
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THE KNOXVLDLiE ELECTION.
The result of the Knoxville temper
ance election is surprising only in the
largo majority rolled up by those who
oppose the saloon. This campaign
against whiskey was almost unique,
that is for a city the size of Knoxville.
Men, women and children joined in
the demonstration which lasted the
greater part of the election day, and
the result of these efforts was easily
discernable in' the impressive defeat of
the wet faction.
The sale of whiskey is now author
lzed in but five cities and towns in the
state. One of these, Jackson, will hold
fin election before this paper is printed.
The indications at present are that the
anti-saloon forces will win. La Fol-
lette, another of the number, will
doubtless have its charter abolished
before the adjournment of the pres
ent term of the legislature. It is even
probable that if an election were held
in either Chattanooga or Nashville, at
the present time, both cities would go
There are many who doubt the wis
dom of closing the saloons, especially
in the larger cities, while the laws of
the United States make it possible for
the jug trade to exist. By permitting
the jug trade, it is pointed out that
men who were moderately addicted to
intoxicants, finding themselves un
able to secure them in small quantities
would make saloons of their home,
thereby spreading the baleful effects
of intemperance in the home. There
Is much in this view that would com
mend itself to the really temperate
men, but the continual disregard of
the law as well as public decency by
the saloons, the open protection fur
nished dives and "hullaboloos" by the
police force, whereby women are al
lowed to infest these hell holes and
attract men who should be at work,
have made radicals of men who other
wise would bo moderates. The saloons
have only themselves to blame and if
they don't take a hand and break up
the dives, they will soon find that seg
regation and hi'-;h license are not dras
tic enough for Nashville.
We had occasion last week to call
attention to the reactionary addresses
made by prominent business men,
members of the Nashville Board of
T rade. One of the speakers in ques
tion, a merchant, is reputed to have
said in substance that a white person
who would patronize a Negro in a cer
tain business, had sunk to the lowest
drecrs. We recall this not for the pur
pose of urging a boycott upon the said
merchant, but to direct attention to
the way sentiment is drifting and em
phasizing the importance of patroniz
ing institutions run by members of our
nee or those which show that they ap
preciate cur trade enough to make a
bid for It.
One of the saddest commentaries
upon the short-sighted policy usually
followed in passing institutions of our
own to carry our trade where, if it Is
desired, no effort is made to secure It,
is the depositing of the funds of our
secret orders in white banks. Every
secret society in this town which ad
mits Negroes to membership is com
posed solely and exclusively ot Ne
groes. As an individual, a member of
one of the societies may gain recogni
tion, but as an order the society ex
ists only to those of our race. Yet
scores of the lodges deposit all of their
funds in white banks. Institutions that
give employment to Negroes only as
poiters, and if they desire the patron
age of the race make no open and
above board appeal for it.
As it is with the banks, so it is in
other lines of business. And the shame
of it all ' is that too often men and
women making their living exclusive
ly from their own race have such fas
tidious tastes, -are so discriminating in
their likes and dislikes as to find noth
ing to please them in the shops run by
those of our race.
While the boycott is a powerful
weapon, and capable of accomplishing
much, we do not feel that the cases in
question call for such retaliation. But
it should cause every Negro who re
spects himself, no matter what his avo
cation, to patronize those institutions
that openly appeal for his trade. If
these business houses of the city
which spend thousands of dollars year
ly through the white papers to reach
customers, want your patronage they
will advertise through your paper.
Steadily southward drifts the rule of
the mob that would eradicate the eco
nomic differences between capital and
labor by violence. At one time it
seemed as if the excesses of labor In
its effort to gain Its ends were indige
nous to the section of the country
North of the Mason and Dixon Line,
while those based upon race prejudice
and hatred were confined to the South,
But in the past few years the area
prone to adopt each form of violence
has gradually been enlarged.
Louisville, Ky., since last Saturday,
has been deprived of adequate street
car service on account of the strike of
the electric car men. Violence has
been resorted to by the strikers and
several men have been more or less in
jured. The city authorities, it seems,
in fear of the vote of the labor ele
ment, have shown an indisposition to
enforce the law and preserve order.
As to the justness of the demands
of the striking men there lay be a dif
ference of opinion, but the city authori
ties should have but one opinion, and
that is to protect lives and property
from violence at all hazards. Labor
has the right to organize, and, when it
feels so disposed, to strike for the en
forcement of its demands, but when
organized labor attempts to gain its
ends by lawlessness, it should be rec
ognized as any other organized band
of lawbreakers and delt with accord
ingly. Col. McDonald, of the Texas Ran
gers, who was described by Maj. Blox
om, U. S. A., in his report of the shoot
ing up of Brownsville as being so
brave that "he would charge hell with
a bucket of water," has been the sub
ject of another description. This time
Maj. Penrose, of the discharged bat
talion, who is being court martialed,
said that. McDonald was a "contempti
ble coward." Last Saturday McDon
ald replied with the statement that
Penrose and some of the citizens of
Brownsville tried to shield the guilty
men. lie left the same night for San
Antonio to see the Major personally.
Nothing has been heard from him
since. Evidently the brave man finds
here is a difference between attack
ing "hell with water" and a man with
Another murder has been added to
the list this week. If 1907 continues
as it has begun Nashville, at the end
of the year will have had more homi
cides to its credit in twelve months
than Mississippi had lynchings. It
seems to be an unwritten law in this
town that if you have a grudge against
a person you may kill him, and then
claim that he made an effort to draw a
weapon from the southwest pocket of
his trousers. If the worst comes, the
murderer will only get a few years in
the penitentiary. The best way to pre
vent so many crimes pi this class Is to
hang those who perpetrate them.
Ben Tillman's lecture at Baltimore,
it is said, proved to be a failure finan
cially, and, besides, he did not get him
self advertised through the Associated
Press. With all those one night stands'
before him, Ben will have to put more
ginger in his effort if he expects to
We are reliably informed that the
Local Business Leage is not dead, but
sleeping. Say, Rev. Boyd, don't you
think it is about time for the organiza
tion to wake up? The national organi
zation meets in August, and if you
don't hurry and call the local body to
gether, how can we elect delegates?
Carmack made a brilliant finish to
his senatorial career. We hope Gov.
Patterson will put a brilliant crimp
into his ambition to be a dictator of
the legislature, and send him back to
From the noise the saloon people of
Knoxville made, we thought they were
real live "bear-cats," but we find that
they were only "molly-coddles."
Do our sheriffs and policemen get a
rake-off from the dives? If not why
is it that the low women of our race
are permitted to crowd these places?
The city council will think twice be
fore resolving that another member
of the legislature is a liar.
The Atlanta Independent has a brain
storm each week.
Get next to a home before winter
WANTS AN INSURANCE COM
PANY. Let the Negro papers take up the
subject of organizing an insurance
company in the State of Mississippi
and make business for our boys and
girls. How can this be accomplished?
Let the twelve banks in the State put
up the money out of their surplus and
start the ball to rolling. The Indian
ola (Miss) New Era.
A. M.E. MINISTERS' UNION HOLDS
Last Tuesday morning the pastors
of the African Methodist Churches
in the city met at 10:30 a. m., in the
reception room of the A. M. E. Sun
day School Union Publishing House.
Rev. I. II. Welch, the president in the
chair. The devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. I. J. Edwards, pas
tor of Salem Chapel. The minutes of
the previous session were read and
approved. The pastoral reports were
read as follows: Salem, Rev. I. J. Ed
wards, pastor, reported Sunday
School, good; collection, 96 cents;
pupils in attendance, 47. Services
St. Luke, Rev. T. L. D. Leadbetter,
pastor, reported Sunday School, good;
contribution, 40 cents. Rev. Ilam
mond, D.D., preached; services, good;
St. James, Rev. Enoch Johnson,
pastor, reported Sunday School not
so good; contribution, 12 cents; serv
ices only fairly good; contribution,
Ebenezer, Rev. E. Smith, pastor,
made a good report. Sunday School
attendance, 2G; contribution, 48
cents; contribution to services, $4.48.
He said his church contemplated hold
ing a revival soon.
Briervillo, Rev. Brown, pastor, made
a good report. Presiding Elder was
present. Contribution, $5.G0.
St. John, T. W. Haigler, pastor, re
ported scholars in Sunday School, 71;
contribution, $1.58. Services very
good spiritually, although attendance
was very small owing to inclement
weather. Contribution: Trustees,
$28.42; Stewards, 50 cents; Cards,
SG.00; General Fund, $1.51; Allen
Christian Endeavor League, 41 cents;
Total, 3S.38. Four persons were
added to the church.
Payne Chapel, Rev. "Win. Flagg, pas
tor, reported Sunday School atten
dance, 75; contribution, $1.02; Stew
ards,. $31.97; Endeavor League, 75
cents; Total, 3G.74.
Bethel, Rev. W. B. Denny, pastor,
reported Sunday School contribution,
THE VERDI SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Instructions and Lessons given in Piano, Organ,
Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Voice and harmony.
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MISS JOSEPHINE PRICE,
TERMS OF 1906-1907.
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J. B. KENNEDY,
LIVERY, BOARD and SALE STABLE
Fine Rigs of Every Description.
PHONE, main 4156
440 THIRD AVENUE, NORTH,
$1.74; services, good; contribution,
$8.00. Revival services are being con
ducted. Pulaski Circuit, Rev. James Ridley,
pastor: Services good; contribution,
$4.74. Organized Sunday School at
Powells Chapel. Special preparation
being made for Easter.
Greenfield, Rev. Ray, pastor, re
ported 71 in Sunday School; contri
bution, 86 cents; services, good; con
tribution, $8.00. The church is pre
paring for a great revival.
Rev. S. Jackson, of the Presbyter
ian Church, said he had no report to
make, but was sent out by the Y. M.
C. A. to. ascertain how many young
men were identified with the church.
The request was complied with and
a goodly number was reported.
Dr. W. D. Chappelle spoke a word
of encouragement. He said the Sun
day School Union was out of debt,
and unless something turns up he will
be able to so report to the next . Gen
A paper 'on "Regeneration" was
read by Rev. Wm. Flagg, but owing
to the lateness of the hour same was
deferred till next meeting.
Dr. Chappelle In speaking on the
lag In church work said in his opin
ion the non-Interest was largely due
to the bad behavior on the part of
the people In the church. Dr. Chap
pelle is the 'choice of the ministers
of the Union for the Bishopric, and
his good record since he has been
Secretary of the Sunday School de
partment of his church gives him a
sood standing with the connection at
Nashville's Leading Salesman Sells
More Wearing Apparel than any
Two Salesmen in the City.
From a common day laborer in a
lumber yard to the front rank as a
salesman is a record that any man
can well be proud of. This honor be
longs to Mr. Robert "Bob" Robertson,
the popular 'East Nashville salesman.
Mr. Robertson a few years ago was a
day laborer in the Benedict lumber
yards, but was awake to the opportu
nities around him. He induced one
of the leading shoe stores in the city
to grant the agency to sell their shoes
to his co laborers and assume the re
sponsibility of collection for the same.
The request was granted and he set
to work soliciting orders. It was not
long before he had convinced the firm
that he knew what he was talking
about when he approached them for
an 'agency. Me continued in the shoe
business for some time, and finally
was compelled to give up his posi
tion at the lumber yard and devote
all of his time to his sales. After he
began to devote all of his time to
drumming he was sought by other
firms to tieccpt the 'agency for their
goods. Mr. Robertson, after much
consideration, decided to handle other
things than shoes, and his next ven
ture was the acceptance of an agency
for clothing and after a while he
took on dry goods and ladies' ready
to wear clothes, and is now practi
cally a walking department store, and
supplies more people with clothes and
dry goods than any two men in the
(North Spruce St.)
$2.00 Per Month.
The Palace Shaving Parlor.
Hot and Cold Baths,
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NAPIER COURT. TENN.
Dry Goods and Carpet Co.
Third Avenue, between Union Street
and PuDlIc Square.
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The best Assortment ol Silks and
The handsomest Line o! Cloaks
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Meals Served in All Styles.
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