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THE NASHVILLE m.OUE, FRIDAY. MARCH 22. 107.
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WHAT WILL ROOSEVELT DOt
What will President Roosevelt do In
the vent that the Senate Committee
on Military Aiairs, which is Investi
gating the alleged raid upon Browns
ville by colored troops, bring in a ver
dict declaring the soldiers innocent?
Will he have the courage to rescind
his unprecedented order of dismissal
without honor or will he set his own
Judgment against that of the Commit
tee and with the tenacity of a fanatic
maintain his position, no matter what
the consequences, as it was intimated
he would do when it was first pro
posed that the Senate investigate the
The Committee on Military Affairs
Is composed of Messrg. Francis E.
Warren, of Wyoming: Nathan B.
Scott, of West Virginia; Joseph B
Foraker, Ohio; Henry C. Lodge, Mas
sachusetts; James A. Hemenway, In
diana; M. C. Bulkeley, Connecticut;
William Warren, Missouri; Chas. W
Fulton, Oregon; James B. Frazier,
Tennessee; Iee S. Overman, N. Caro
lina; E. W. Pettus, Alabama; James
P. Taliaferro, Florida; Murphy J. Fos
ter, Louisiana. A majority of these
senators endorse but not in toto the
action of the President. Hence It
would be reasonable to expect that as
far as they can consistently do so,
they will bring In a verdict in accord
with Mr. Roosevelt'8 wishes. But if,
after hearing the evidence from
Brownsville's point of view the Com
mittee should declare that they found
the soldiers blameless, would Mr.
Roosevelt rise to the dignity of a man
who believes In a "square deal" and
make amends for his rash actions in
the case? '
President Roosevelt has antagon
ized more different classes of men and
more different sections of the country
than probably any other man who has
ever occupied the executive chair 0:
our government. The Crum appoint
ment, the Indianola postofflce affair
the Booker Washington Incident,
made the South furious; the discharge
of Bookbinder Miller and the theatrl
cal declaration that the Government
Printing office was an open shop rut
fled the feelings of organized labor
his position on the San Francisco
school question caused the volatile
passIonB of the citizens of the Pacific
Coaet to explode; his activity in the
legislation for the regulation of rail
way rates and for pure food estranged
capital; his periodic intimation that
he favors a revision of the tariff, has
kept the East continually in a per
turbed state; the unceremonious dis
charge of the black battalion so ag
grelved the Negro race that even the
most radical and the ultra-conserva
tlve Joined hand In condemning the
net; but through aU of these clashes
the masses have had confidence that
though erratic and impulsive, Mr.
Roosevelt's purposes have been those
of an honest man. If the Senate Com
mittee finds insufficient evidence to
upport his actions, will thJa honesty
f purpose prompt him to do what all
honest men do when they find they
have jnade a mistake make amends?
There is scarcely a state in the
Inion in which the regular sessions
of the legislature do not generate a
ew freak bills. The favorite subject
upon which the chin be-whlskered
solons from the crossroads usually in
troduce bills Is to place a tax upon
bachelors. A legislator, in Arkansas,
ast week introduced a masterpiece in
the line of freak bills. His measure
provides, among other things, that no
Negro 6ha'l wait upon white people on
a" railroad Irain, or serve them in ho
tels nor barber shops. After a heated
colloquoy between the author of the
ill and one of his fellow legislators,
who wanted to emasculate the bill by
amendment; the measure was referred
to the Committee on Agriculture. It
s possible that senatorial courtesy
prevented the body of legislators from
efening the father of the measure to
the Committee on Insanity..
THE PEyROSE COURT-MARTIAL.
The verdict of the court martial
which tried Major Penrose, of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry, on the charge of
neglect of duty in connection with the
'lleged raid upon Brownsville, la in-
consistent with the regulations which
btain in the army, MaJ. Penrose is
nnocent of the charges, but the men
ire guilty of "shooting up" the town
of Brownsville, is the verdict of the
If the men be guilty of the raid,
then the officers' who had them in
charge and whose duty it is to see that
their men preserve the peace, are re-
ponslble for their actions. These
ofllcers have autocratic powers for the
enforcement of discipline and if, with
these powers, they could not prevent
"at least a dozen men" from firing
thirty or forty, shots from four guns,
as the microscopic tests made by the
War Department show to have been
the case, two of which guns at the
time of the raid were In nalled-down
oxes beneath iron cots in the store
house of the post if they could
not ferret out the perpetrators of this
black and shameful deed, then they
w ould seem to us to be guilty of wilful
and inexcusable neglect of duty. If
Penrose Is innocent of neglect of duty,
nd we believe he is, then the black
mttallon is Innocent of wilfully and
maliciously shooting up Brownsville.
The graduating class of Meharry,
which raised so much Cain about hav-
ng their photographs made by a white
;hop here in the city, proceeded forth
with to send to a white firm in Phila
delphia, Pa.; for their invitations. Re
sults: The Invitations were delayed
until the week of commencement and
for the rest of the story Just ask the
gossips. These young men, every
mother's son of whom must make his
living almost exclusively from the
members of our race, if he practices
his profession, have passed by three
of the best printing offices in the coun
try owned, controlled and operated ex
clusively by Negroes, to take their
work to a white concern in the North
which we seriously doubt even so
much as employs a llegro as a porter,
rhe man who forever receives and
never returns is a parasite and sooner
or later he will learn to his sorrow the
meaning of that trite saying, "Chick
ens come home to roost."
The late Mr. Vanderbilt, the railway
colossus of his day. is reported to
have said "The public be damned'
when warned as to the opinion of the
public concerning certain acts of his
E. H. Harrlman, who occupies about
the same position to the railroads 0
to-day that Vanderbilt did to those 0
his day, said recently that the rail
roads must take the public into their
confidence if they would succeed
How like Vanderbilt are many of the
colored business men to-day! They
proceed on the theory that since they
ara Nfgroes the busings of the race
must come to them on account of race
pride. Instead of catering to their pa
trons and getting or doing what their
patrons want they try to get off some
thing "just aa good." Harrlman's
plan pays in the loag run.
Gov. Patterson must be a tender
hearted man like , former Gov. Bob
Taylor. There is scarcely a day that
pardon is not granted. But then we
can not blame the Governor; for he
was formerly Attorney General of
Shelby County and Judging from the
excessive penalties placed upon Ne-
roc8 for the most trivial offenses, he
must suppose that Justice frequently
miscarries In this state.
It now develops that four Jurors on
the Feist trial did not touch the
"booze." That leaves eight men to
get rid of four quarts a day. The man
that can drink a pint of "fire water"
in a day and not be effected by It
must be old at the business.
The hot weather evidently caused
The Nashville Brand" to mistake
Palm Sunday for Easter. She was out
in all her glory last Sunday. Her hat
was a dream, her dress, a rhapsody,
her oxford ties well we didn't look at
"Rastus and Beck" is a great Insti
tution in America. The United
States had a civil war over "Rastus"
and now two Central American gov
ernments are fighting over Beck.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY SUNDAY.
Margaret Gooch was shot to death
Sunday afternoon, March 24, by Net
tie Green who then takes her own life
by drinking carbolic acid.,
Bill Tate was at the bottom of the
murder and suicide if any inference
may be drawn from the question put
uy Nettie ureen to the Gooch woman.
when she said. "Didn't I tell vou to let
Bill Tate alone?"
It was indeed a desperate woman
who asked that question, and it re
quired but a few moments to prove
that she was desperate. Mary Wil
kins, who was with Margaret Gooch
and witnessed the whole affair, said
that Nettle, who had apparently laid
for her. victim, came out from behind
1 nouse ana met them as they were
going through an alley off McGavock
treet, and Immediately after askine
the Gooch woman the Question as
stated commenced her bloody work.
She worked in a hurry to complete the
ragic program before any interfer
ence could be made, and she was
signally successful. After emptying
the remaining contents of a revolver
!n the prostrate form of the woman
he had 6hot down and seeing that
she was beyond human aid. she
walked a few paces away and drank
the poisoned contents of a phial pre
paratory to closine the two-act trag
edy and following her victim into Judg
ment. It was all so quick and tractcallv
awful! Only about 120 minutes
elapsed from the opening act of the
tragedy, till Death had dropped the
mystic curtain over two human lives,
blotting them out forever.
Nettie got as far as to the corner of
Eighth avenue and Broadway and
collapsed from the deadly effects of
the poison: from here she was Liken
to the- City Hospital where she died
m agony a short time after reaching
The remains of Margaret Gooch
were taken to the undertaking estab
lishment of Taylor & Co."
Thus It is to be seen that murder
continues to stalk about the commun
ity from week to week.
INSTALLS NEWLY ELECTED OF-
Spacious Hall Corner East Hill and
Factory Streets Crowded to
On last Monday night the members
and friends of the Benevolent Socl
ety No. 81, assembled In their hall on
the corner East Hill and Factory
streets, the occasion being the instal
lation of the officers recently elected
for the ensuing year. The members
who were out in full force, coupled
with the large number of visitors pres
ent, taxed the hall to it utmost ca
paclty. The officers and ushers were
kept busy in their efforts to comfort
ably seat the people and It was nearly
nine o'clock before President Williams
had an opportunity to rap for order
and state the purpose. After the for
mal opening, the president stated the
object of the meeting. Said he, "We
are taxed to-night, as you can see, for
seating capacity, and we hope every
one present will sympathize with us
and make It as agreeable as possible."
He announced that Ex Grand Presl
stallatlon. The services were simple
but ImpreaelYB. The following are the
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dent G. W. Hill would conduct the in
stallation services. Mr. Hill nsfctwi
that all the officers-elect would come
rorward. Ihey responded, and fnrmAi
themselves in a semi-circle in front
or the rostrum. Prof. Wra, Lewis and
several visiting members of other
Benevolent Orders assisted in t.h in-
names of the officers installed: W. W.
Williams, president; Summerfleld
Brown, vice-president; W. ,M. Cope
land, secretary: Miss Maeeie Beard.
assistant secretary; Robert Page,
treasurer; a. Jordan, Chaplain; Rob
ert Ensley. chief marshal: Plena Mr.
Glothon, chairman sick committee;
Mrs. Rachal Harris and Mrs. Nettie
Thompson, aids to sick committee: D.
Battle, chairman board of directors;
N. Tyree. chairman trustee board:
Henderson Spence, chairman judi
ciary board; Ben Reeves, sentinel;
Mrs. Bettie Watson, president of the
auxiliary department; Mrs. Maud
Barnes, vice-president auxiliary de
partment. At the conclusion of the
services the officers all expressed
their appreciation of the honor con
ferred upon them and promised to do
tlieir best to promote the interest of
the Order.' Remarks were made by
several of the visitors nresent. Manv
good things were said and much
praise was paid to the members ot
the Order. Mr. E. E. Gibson said he
honed that in the near future the Or
ders in this state would erect an or-
nhanage for the nrotection of children
of the deceased members. Every one
present seemed to think favorably of
After the speech-making termin
ated, refreshments were passed, and
the large crowd feasted on the many
delicacies that were served.
Robert Baskette. familiarly known
about town as "Bunk," died sudden
ly Tuesday morning. A Globe report
er was told by people in the neighbor
hood that Mr. Baskette left his home
on Jo Johnston avenue to go to his
work at tho cotton mill, but soon re
turned and complained of cramps in
the stomach. After an hour of In
tense pain he passed away.
Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Singleton enter
tained a delightful dinner-party last
Sunday. Seated around a beautifully
decorated table laden with the sea
son's delicacies were Dr. and Mrs.
Singleton and children, Miss Ituth
McKinney, Drs. Lucile Walker, F.
G. Porter, F. B. Adair, all of Me
harry Medical College, and Dr. W. S.
Stevens, of Tallahassee, Fla., who is
spending the week in the city.
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