THE NASHVILLE GLOBE. FRIDAY, APRIL 26. 1907.
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cation, but as an evidence of good faith.
It is highly significant of the indus
trial status of the country and the
real value of the Negro as a laborer
that while the states of the South are
organizing immigration bureaus and
appointing immigration agents, to go
to the old world and persuade and
subsidize foreigners to immigrate to
this section of the country, West Vir
ginia is trying to add to its Negro
population by securing emigrants
from the South. The coal fields of
that state need men to develop them
and those Negroes who have gone
there are proving to be such satisfac
tory laborers that the employers are
anxious for others to come.
The advantages of the state over
those further South are being pointed
out by those interested. Among these
they mention the following: Though
. the state has a Negro population of less
than 50,000, three schools are support
ed directly by appropriations from the
slate; the public schools for both
races have the same curriculum, run
for the same period and the teachers
receive the same amount of pay; no
"jim crow" cars, no disfranchisement;
wages range from $2 to $5 per day and
property for homes i3 cheap; pay day
every two weeks and the men are paid
in cash, not being compelled to spend
their money at the Company's store;
lodge halls and churches are fur
nished by the mining companies; men
not wanted as strike breakers but for
permanent employment and the offer
is made to furnish transportation
from any portion of the country.
Some of the advantages, and we
haven't named them all, may be the
exaggerations of the "labor agent,"
but be that as it may, the significance
of the fact that other sections of the
country are asking for the labor of
that happy-go-luck fellow who so often
works at almost starvation wages, and
that they want him as a permanent
citizen, can not be minimized. Some
day, we fear, the South will awake to
the fact that while chasing the chim
era of immigration and low wages and
going into spasms over the fear of
social equality, it ha3 allowed the best
labor in the world to drift from its
NOW FOR A BEAUTY CONTEST.
The St. Luke's Herald, woman-like,
won't take a man's word for it, but
vants to see for itself. In replying to
cur surmise that the Herald "was sat
isfied just to hear of the hat, the dress
find the shoes" of the Nashville Brand
and did not care a rap about the face,
it shoots this 12-inch shot, loaded with
loastfulness, a pun and a challenge,
capped with a supplication, which hits
us, as It were, amidships:
Some time back we tried our best
to coax you two, great, big men to
come out of the tall timber and show1
everybody the "Nashville Brand and
the "Springfield Ueauties." Everybody
watcned both papers for months to
see the "Brand" and the "Beauties."
like wise and discreet men, both
ducked. In fact, we never did see any
reply from the Forum; Brother Battle
fought his battle with his Den. but
declined to put the "Brand" oc his
Now, on Easter Sunday it rained,
hailed and sno,wed. Sunday after
Easter it rained all day; last Sunday
it snowed and rained. But on the first
clear, warm Sunday we are going to
turn our girls out in all their glory,
arrayed in "dreams" made by a Negro
milliner, dress, shoes and outfit pur
chased at a Negro department store,
The St. Luke Emporium, and thus ar
rayed, with angelic face and form, we
laugh at the thought of the "Nashville
Brand" and the "Springfield beauties"
being in our class. We are the F. F.
V's, you know, gentlemen. O do put
one of the "Brand" on the front page,
Brother Battle, and you, too, Mr.
Now, if Sister Walker has been
noticing the front page of the Globe
since she has been trying to "coax"
the "great, big" man of the Globe "to
come out of the tall timber," she has
undoubtedly seen the likeness of one
of the fair daughters of Tennessee,
though we did not label the cut
"Nashville Brand." But to keep our
esteemed contemporary from think
ing that we are dodging the issue and
to, satisfy our own curiosity as to
whether the F. F. V. is an aristocrat,
or a railroad train, as we have seen
it advertised, we will agree to print
on our front page a cut of one of the
Nashyille Brand, providing the Her
ald will do likewise with a representa
tion of "old Virginny."
A PRINCELY GIFT.
The gift by Miss Anna T. Jeanes, of
Philadelphia, of $1,000,000, for the es
tablishment of a trust fund the inter
est of which is to be used for the bet
terment of the school facilities for
Negroes in the rural districts of the
South, is destined to do great good
for a class of our race that mentally
stand in great need of help. It should
be welcomed by all citizens of the
South no matter what their color be
cause in bettering the schools for our
race the whole community will profit
thereby. The trustees, Dr. . Washing
ton, of Tuskegee, and Dr. Frizzell, of
Hampton, are practical educators, well
informed as to the needs of the rural
schools and their selection to admin
ister the trust guarantees that it will
be applied for the best interest of
those, for whom it was given. The in
terest from the fund, which will
amount to about $40,000 a year, is a
mere drop in the bucket when it Is
taken into consideration that the fund
is given for the whole of the South.
But it will be a great help and doubt
less others, following the lead of this
rious woman, will add to the sum.
"BEST CITIZEN" VINDI
We have been dreaming that the
"best citizens" of the South who con
stitute the mobs that take without
any semblance of law the lives of men
accused of crimes, were really the
tough, low-down class, locally known
as "po' white trash." We have had a
rude awakening and now accept the
newspaper correspondents' designation
of lynchers as the "best citizens" of
the place. The best citizens have
proved their rights to be so designated,
in Louisiana a gang of lawless men
hanged a man last week who had
been accused of an attempted assault
This was not strange. But at the re
quest of the man who was soon to be
hurled into eternity, it is said, the
leader of the mob led in prayer. This
was strange! Because it stamps the
man as one of the "best Christian citi
zens" of the place. What a farce is
the religion of the white man! Prayer
followed by murder'. If this be the
true religion of the Lord Jesus Christ,
then the Negro has another kind.
Peaceful Bill Taft is back from his
cruise in equatorial regions as happy
as ever. He Is keeping silent in six
or seven different languages as to
what he will do in the Ohio contest
between Senator Foraker and himself.
Mr. Taft has been forced several times
to explain that his chief did not mean
what he had said on several subjects
that is, not exactly as the public In
terpreted his sayings. Before he is
through with the Ohio contest perhaps
he will explain that he was the ad
ministration's candidate only in a
Human life is regarded so cheaply
in this city that a man is said to have
remarked to his wife, when in a fit of
passion recently: "I'll kill you and
pay for you. It only costs' $15 to kill
a Negro." Judging by Nashville's long
list of homicides and the flimsy ex
cuses upon which the murderers are
turned loose, it costs even less than
fifteen dollars. Almost every week
there is a murder, but conviction with
the proper penalty in the most fla
grant cases seldom follows. Nash
ville should have a few legal hangings
then these bad men would not be so
ready to give vent to their feelings.
Hayti gave the officials of the
Jamestown Exposition a scare when it
was reported that a short, fat and very
black representative from that country
would attend the opening ceremonies
of the show as a Vice Admiral. Had
such been the case the Haytian would
have outranked all the naval repre
sentatives from every country repre
sented except Japan, and would have
taken precedence at all social func
tions. Happily for the distressed
whites, Hayti will be represented by
two members of its army.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Hitchcock has been In the South on a
gumshoe inspection of the administra
tion's political fences in the South.
Reports from Georgia that its delega
tion would be for Foraker seem to
have stirred up the powers that be in
Washington. Now watch out for the
report of some kind of a conspiracy.
Ben Tillman's minstrel perform
ance appeared at several one night
stands in the rural districts of the
South last month but we not so much
as even heard of him. Since he has
gone North, it seems his press agent
Cuba takes the prize for longevity.
A man died there this week who was
said to have been 150 years old. Won
der if he smoked, chewed or drank
and if so what brand?
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY.
The City Alumni Will Give a Grand
Booth Entertainment at Spruce
Street Baptist Church, Mon
day Night, April 29.
Every one is Interested in Roger
Williams University, and wants to see
the school rebuilt. There will be giv
en on Monday night, April 29, at
Spruce Street Baptist Church, a booth
entertainment under the auspices of
tue city Alumni of Roger Williams
This being the only entertainment of
its kind ever held in the city, it is ex
pected that the lovers of education
will take great interest in aiding the
enterprise. They have placed the price
in the reach of every one; Just the
small sum of ten cents will admit you
to visit the six different booths which
have been arranged by the ladies. of
the association. It is to your interest
that 'you should come out on this
night and bring your friends and see
that others come.
Mrs. E. M. Lawrence and Mrs. G. H.
Bandy will have charge of the Ice
We all like things that are a novel
ty,' therefore you should visit novelty
bootn, which will be in charge by Mrs
A. M. Townsend and Mrs. Eloise Glass
These ladies will see that you get just
what you want by asking.
The ladies do not wish to slight any
one and if you are a lover of flowers
just go to the flower booth, where you
will find any flower you desire. You
will find here Mrs. M. J. Anderson.
Miss Birdie King and Mrs. R. u,
Miles to wait on you.
Aprons are the articles that can not
be dispensed with. Mrs. Perry and
Miss Effle Bryant will fit you up in
Don't dare think of leaving unti
you visit every booth and buy some'
thing from them all.
The little ones have not been slight
ed, for they all like candy; so don'
go away until you have carried them
around to the candy booth and filled
their pockets with some of the cholo
est candies there are on the market,
Mrs. J. W. DeWees, Mrs. W. A. Reed
and Mrs. Martha Redmon are here to
wait on every one, to see that you get
just what you wish.
Would you dare think of leaving
the house until you had visited the
booth where you can get all the soft
drinks at your own price? "Mrs. Lena
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Who would miss such a grand treat
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what you want to eat, drink and wear,
and enjoy yourselves and feel that the
money you have spent is for a noble
Beautiful Roger Williams Univer
sity is no more. The buildings were
destroyed by fire. The insurance
money was collected and carried to
New York or somewhere else, and the
campus has been cut up into residence
lots and is being sold under an agree
ment that no Negro will be allowed to
live there except as a servant. Thi3
arrangement was made by a society
posing as agency to do Christian mis
sionary work. The Negroes have be
come disgusted with such hypocrisy
and have determined to erect a Roger
Williams themselves and conduct the
same as they see fit. Great progress
has been made and the Alumni are
giving this entertainment feeling that
the people will be glad to assist them
in any way possible.
MR. J. C. NAPIER IN NEW YORK.
Mr. J. C. Napier left the city for
New York, last Monday night, where
he will remain the entire week. Mr.
Napier went to New York, It ia
learned, to be present at the special
call meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Negro Business League,
which was called by President Booker
T. Washington. They will consider
some very important matters while
there. One which will come in for a
great deal of discussion will be the
place of meeting for the next Negro
Business league. While it was decided
last year in Atlanta, to hold the meet
ing in the West, there appears to have
arisen a sharp competition as to
whether it will go to Little Rock,
Ark., or Topeka, Kans. At any rate,
Indications point across the Missis
sippi to some of the thriving cities of
the West. The city that furnishes
the greatest inducements will in all
irobabllity capture the meeting. It
has been the policy of the Negro Busi
ness League to meet wherever they
can do the most good.
Another matter to be considered
will be some method of reviving lo
cal business interests and leagues,
and state organizations, as only a few
states have maintained the Independ
ent organization. Mississippi still
leads, with Arkansas a close second
for state organizations. Tennessee
has no state organization, and the
city league appears to have died completely.
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