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"All things come
SPLENDID TRIBUTE PAID NEGRO
MAYOR COMBE MET 300 ARMED
MEN ON NIGHT OF AUG. 13, 1906,
ON WAY TO ATTACK POST HE
TOLD THEM THEY DID NOT AP
PRECIATE THE FACT THA
THEY WERE GOING UP AGAINS
THREE OF THE BEST TRAINED
MILITARY COMPANIES IN THE
Major C. W. Penrose, who was in
command of the Twenty-fifth Infantry
stationed at Brownsville, Texas, at the
time of the "famous raid," since his
acquittal by the military court that
qTjltnpd him lor neglect or duty, nas
'something to say about the "affair,"
and that something is significant. He
is "lp.t.Hncr the cat out. of the wa.llet"
in such a way as to make it decidedly
discomforting to those blatant muclc
rakers who have rummaged the die
tionaries through for epithetlcal adjec
' lives to annlv to the colored soldiers
Listen! Maj. Penrose, a few days
xtm in Knpnldnc of T)r. Frpd Combe.
Mayor of Brownsville, Texas, said that
that courageous official and citizen oi
the "town put forth strenuous, efforts
in Ktnn a maudlin mnh of 300 . from
making an attack on the United States
barracks occupied Dy tnree companies
of colored soldiers belonging to the
Mayor Combe, in pleading with this
hot-headed rabble not to precipitate
trouble, paid a tribute to the Intrepid
men in the barracks. He told the
rabble that their fury, if they per
sisted in going to the attack, was in
Gunltv nnrl suicidal. He tried to im
press them with the . awful , (conse
quences which would inevitably befall
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ineir insane louy, uy .warning ucm ui
, the fact they would face in a death
grapple three of the best military
companies in the world. He told the
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mob that mere coum do one. ending w
(he struggle and that would be their
Mayor Combe knew that the rabble
had not a ghost or a cnance to win
. i gainst those brave colored soldiers
trained to the minute as great flght
. ers, in his opinion, as could be found
anywhere on the earth. 'He was not
gushing over Negro courage, but was
telling those conceits wnom ne was
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trying to mssuaae irom ineir looinar
iv inmiiHpnrft nnd imheifiilltv a nlaln
unvarnished fact about those fighting
machines; for they were tne same
men who swept up tne mil at jm
h&A thA Snanlardft' for
tifled position at its summit and took
If nuttinir Its HPfPTlHerS. thOSG that
. i wutw'b v i
( jft-ere not (lead or wounded, to lgno-
Mnvnr flnmhfi RlifYTRdpd in savinc a
delicate situation by convincing the
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UU1K OI Ulill lilUUIB Uiai llltll &aiuv
meant suicide utter annihilation.
That Mayor Combe saved the situa-
lion is to be inferred trom wnat jviaj.
Penrose says: "If that mob had come
to the post that night, all I could have
done would have been to defend my
self, and that would have meant the
ruin of Brownsville."
. Maj. Penrose says that he cannot
think of another man In Brownsville
who could have done what Mayor
Combe did; he was hampered from
start to finish.
If the soldiers "shot up" Browns
ville, who were the 300 armed men
whom 'Mayor Combe met? Intent upon
what deviltry were they? Is it not
more than likely that, though the ma
jority of them was convinced that
they would be worsted In a fight with
ihe soldiers, some of the hotheads per
sisted in going on and doing some
shooting, despite all that had been
said and done? i
What Maj. Penrose gives out through
the public press as having been told
"fHm by Major Combe is the strongest
possible circumstantial evidence that
Brownsville was raided by some of
(hose 300 hoodlums of the town.
There was a gang In Brownsville
who had made up their minds that the
Negro soldiers must go; it mattered
not to what trickery they had to re
sort, the soldiers must go, and go they
It is a notorious fact that the white
' man is a past master when it comes
to making circumstances, conditions
and situations fit his purposes. .
Had 300 armed Negroes been met
and persuaded not to attack a post oc-
to them that wait, providing they
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MR. JAMES G. BL'AINTBOYTjj'tf
Sporting Editor Globe, Foreman Pr&g'Rotini Nit. Bap. Pub.
Board, President of Mt. 01iv6vB.,TT'.'PrU: nd Pres- ,
ident The City ti! T.JWidk ,i . j
upied by white soldiers and afterwhrd
there was a shooting up of the toivn,
.ne whites would not . have hadl to
make even a general denial; those 300
rmed Negroes would have heen un
equivocally the guilty perpetrators,! by
svery rule of the white man's inter
pretation. It does matter whose ox is gored.
WALDEN UNIVERSITY NOT RE
The damage suits acalnst Walden
University which have been pending
in the courts for some time were flnal-
y settled by a decision of the Su
preme Court of the State last Satur
day in which the judgment of the low-
Cr courts were nfllrmpd and tho suits
dismissed. In the oninion of the Sn-
l)i erne Court the funds of Walden Uni
versity are trust funds and are not lia
ble for damaees. The suits wnra
rought by several ncrsons whose
damrhtPlSJ UHro oHVinn l.-lllrrl r, mkI.
)usly Injured in the fire at the Univer
sity which destroyed Rust Hall. nn
of the main buildings on the campus.
T he suits have been prosecuted
through all the courts of the state and
n each trial the decision has been in
favor of the University.
Prince Herrman and Duke
man will fill the following
ments next week.
'Kayne Avenue Baptist Church, Mon
day night, April 1.
Odd Fellows Temnlc. benefit of T.v-
ree Lodge, No. 11, ;K. of P., Tuesday
night, April 2. On which occasion
every Pythian should be present as
Mr. Moore will recite "Damon iind
North Sixth Street Baptist Church.
Wednesday night, April 3.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church,
Thursday night, April 4.
Meharrv Auditorium in the best uro
gram yet,, benefit of Roger Williams
Rebuilding jj'und, Friday night, April
Cook Chapel M. E. Church, Brent
wood, Tenn., Saturday night, April 6.
Get out from the crowded city;
come to the suburbs where you are
We cordially Invite all to come tn
he colored department of the Tennes
see Industrial School. Meeting every
Sunday at 2:30 o'clock.
i our co laborer,
W. B. LUSK.
THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, Fill DAY, APitIL
hustle while they walforto-W. Aruterton. "Get out of our sunshine. -
NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY. MARCH
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MR. tffti ';(R$JAMES. G. BLAINE
BOYD HOLDfA WEpDING RECEP
Tiori,; AND' "ENTERTAIN AT SIX
The wedding !jeceptloayQf Mr. and
Mrs.'J.i Bldinc, Boyd.. was jield at their
home,- 1!W2 )Fourteeqth, avenue, North,
Wednesday ,evenJngj,.Mafch .20, from
6 to-.ivim.lQrtfthapy 200 friends
were i -prosamt , to, congratulate this
young, CQ.uplqr.upop., he'u launching of
their,r!matrim,qTjialiphjRt),fi' They have
begun,(a,.iewvlifei under,, favorable cir
cumstAnpes,,. ; , The, . house r was beauti
fully decorated for the occasion. Mrs.
Hemmons, the mother of Mrs. ; J.
Blaiire Boyd.i Ml), Estella Montague,
-virs. rtvnr iJoya.iMrPiyKmma Battle
and Mrs. JW.riBencAeld, assisted in
serving,, the,, refreshments, Congratu
lation; con,tlnue' throughout the even-
ins' "..!.-, m rii 'l'--" I
Sunday,, March 2,4MthIs ypung couple
c ntertained.,the,ibpidal .party,, at a six
o'clock? dinner, in thir, beautiful home.
An excellent menu,. was served. Mrs
Boyd '.occupied,, a- seat ; at ope, end of
4 he tabJei,an4,iMi ,L, Bl.ape Boyd at
the othor end,,,,. While- theirfdal party
was between .thpm.rfHe'rt con
sisted 'of 'Mses,J?alsy iopr.es, Antlon
otte FrecDJ a p,,,WUU, Andrews. Messrs.
,,amueLCartnr,,Chas.,(KeUy? Henry Al
len Boyds.iJohn..H, 'Kelly,, J. Ew
Mig. Jaanes-Hurt jph Fl,e,m.ng'thero
were also,.ire.se,nt Msses, 'Alary '.Clark
nnd IiUvenia .MoIjemore.' ' '.The" wed
ding cak was cut afterth,? menu was
needle. a,;thlmble;, sillver,dipi,,.anfl a
ling. Mrpv.Boyd. -drew ..the.daxriing
needle,;. Mlss(Villje Andrews, tti'e.rihg;
Jir. .iotn ,n. .Kelly, the, silver dipne,
and the !thlmble.twns.cu,t hetween, Miss
Mary Clark innd, .Miss McLemore.
was fully ,8:30 before the iollv nirtv
bid "Good-night" to, th, hppt 8', hbst-
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HUNT1' EASTER EGQ
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There , will be.an .Easier'' ,Egg H
in Greenwood, rParX .on Saturday, April
6. for the. chil4Jcen,v e, children (w.ill
assemble in the Vrjf. or,.$&;jUnR
of the eggs,.a 2.pvcjQcH,..1.A'commiktci
will be appoinjedjo, tyde th? eggs and
the child, .finding Mp, egg; kill
receive cold moticv. thA 'rina flnJUrxr
the silver. cgg. wlltiywiv' siiy.ef mon-
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i MRS. JAMES G. BLAINE BOYD.
The Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Turn
ey, and the ones finding the eggs niim
bered will receive Drizea frnm tha Mt.
ferent merchants. There will be a few
surplus eggs 'given as a memento of
Greenwood Park. We urge all par
ems to let their children attend this
great amusement as there has never
Deiore Deen an 'Easter egg hunt for
the little folks.
A. G. CARUTHERS' BODY RECOV
The body of the late Mr. A ' r. c.
ruthers, who 11 committed suicide bv
jumping into the Cumberland River
aoout two weeks ago, and whose body
was recovered Saturday afternoon
about 3 by Mr. Sanday, a truck' gar
dener on the Hyde's Ferry Road, and
Mr. Harry Marshall, who is employed
on Mr. J. B. Kennedy's place. Mr.
Marshall, while rounding up some
horses that were grazing on the bank
of the river, saw an object floating
down that looked to him like the body
of a man. He watched it and saw it
pass under the bridge and called to
Mr. Sanday, who agreed that it was ihe
body of a man. Mir. Sanday immedi
ately pushed his canoe into the river
find pursued the body about one hun
dred yards, overtaking it and tying it
to a stake on the bank of the river.
A telephone message was Immediate
ly sent to Mr. J. B. Kennedy, another
to Taylor & Co.. and to the family of
the deceased--whereupon preparatipns
were begun t.6 bring the remains into
the city. This was done and the re
mains were carried to Taylor &.Com
p.iny's undertaking establishment.
The funeral services were held at
the late residence of the deceased
1S27 Jefferson 'street, and was largely
attended. ReV, W. S. Ellington, of the
First Baptist Church, had charge of
the ceremonies. He was assisted by
Kev. James Bond, of Howard Congre
gational Church. The Interment was
it Greenwood Cemetery.
Rev. T. J Goodall. acting pastor of
First. Baptist Church. East Nash
ville, and newly elected pastor of the
Fifth Ward Bantist Church, Clarks-
vllle. preaoiied two able sermons at
the last-named church last Snndav
At 3 o'clock he preached an excellent
Tmon at Wesley Chapel C. M. E.
Church, to i large audience, the occa
don beine the annual Rprmnn nf tho
Kniehts of Pvthias of Plnrkavnio
Mr. Goodall will take charge of
the Fifth Ward Baptist Church: i the
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MISSES lit BELLE SCALES AND
EVA MAY GREEN.
THESE LADIES WERE ON A JEF
FERSON STREET CAR WHICH
WAS ENTERING THE TRANSFER
STATION AT THE TIME THEY
RECEIVED THE SHOCK WHICH
NECESSITATED THEIR BEING
TAKEN TO WILSON'8 INFIRM.
ARY IGNORED BY OFFICIALS
What may prove to bo a fatal ac
ident to. two of the city teachers of
Tashville happened Wednesday morn
ig, between 7:20 and 7:30 o'clock at
he transfer station of the Naahville
"treet Railway Co. The injured worn
n were Miss M. Belle Scales, of, 1025
Varren street, and Miss Eva May
reen, of Eighteenth avenue, North
Salem street), both prominent In uo
iety circles and very competent teach
rs. It annoars that these ladles
oarded n .rfTfrson street car near
he end of Jefferson street, which Is
"in to reach the station at 7:20. A
"lobe reporter came down on the same
ir, put left it at Third avenue,
Torth. It appears that the car on en
uring the station. Just' before It mad
full stop, suddenly plunged, dipped
nd gave a headlong pitch forward,
oming suddenly to a stop this with-
iit. nnnnrnf rnnoo fin o-raat -nma f V.
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hock, which might have been cjlurwI
ty electricity or some electrical dis-
irbance, that it threw the backs of
t'e seats brekward and forward like
' itumn leaves being scattered over
ie ground. The occupants of each
"at were thrown eithei head-first out
f their seats over the other occupants
out into the middle of the a!sl(
There were at least a half-dozen oeo-
rle on the car. Only three colored.
Mwever. that could be learned the
ladles abovw mentioned and Mr.
Ernest Cole, of ThomDson strf et.
V carrier in the Nashville
The injuries of Miss Scales Drov
V h( fntprnnt vt iho laff mm j
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nd are badly damaeed and hmfopri
fhe also suffered frorr the nervous'
shock. Miss Green's iniuriea ar ulun
ternal. with a serious hurt in th
'de. It was learned by a Globe ren
sentative that when the accident o.
'irred thes- ladles were so Ktnnnv!
that it was several mlnntM twfnro
they regained consciousness. Wh"i
they did. tney made their way froi
he car as best thev could In thrii
innl.-d condition without aRRistnnr
osPTice of mind took them to Dr. .t
T. Wilson's office, but upon reaching
there they were unable to get anv fir
'her. The doctor pronounced their
cases quite serious and at once ; sum
P'oned a carriage from Tavlor A r.n
and sent them to Wilson's Infirmary.
wnere two Globe renresAntntlvpa
called in tin forenoon, and found both
atients still very nervous and t.
cited and sufferlne ereat naln 'Mel.
ther paltient would do a deal of talk
ing, but it is learned from those who
were in the station that th strAt
ailway Co. offered no naalctanoA
whatever, and these two unfortunate
members of the fair sex were humili
ated to such an extent that they were
wcea to nobble throu eh t.h Rtrno
to find medical aid for themsel
Some effort has been made to find the
pvact cause of this accident, but with
ttie success. The relatives of ih
two injured ladles have been very
much worried over their possible re-
covery. They, however, were resting
well at the time of going to press, and
n tne hands or connptpnt nnru
"The colored teachers of the city nro
iking rapid progress In their M n
1 Training work." Rava Prof v n
"mith, Principal of Pearl High School!
They have received many bouquets In
ie way or compliments from thr
-acher. The public can lurt? rf th
mount of work dona when thpv l
hat In three lessons thpv h
red the work which usuallv reonirpa
me quarter to do. Thev ar now
working on a Persian rug of uniaua
'esign. This rug was somethine new
nd so complicated that iMIs North-
rn, our teacher, made a shoci!, Hn
;o Chicago to study it Tha, teachers
ire getting the benefit of fcer trflnwi.