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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FK1DAY, JUNE 21, 1907.
The Nashville Globe.
Published Every Friday in the Yer, Room
1, Odd Fellow Hall, No. 447 Fourth Are
nue, North, Nashville, Teno...
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THE COLOR LINE.
We have heard so much of the di
vinely made color line which the
newspapers of the South say must not
be crossed it has been dinned into
our ears so constantly that the white
South is opposed to any mixing of the
races; that we would almost expect,
were these newspapers consistent, that
j anyone round crossing mis ioruiaaen
! line would be heralded as a person unfit
j for the association of any human be
ing. But such Is not the case. With
an agility equal to the Supreme Court
-Jof the United States, when dodging
nuestions having to do with the civil
vlr political ngnts or Negroes, tne
newspapers suppress all the evidence
lets a rule, that shows that a white
1 man is the guilty person.
Thi3 week a white man and a wom
m of our race, in the broad light of
ay were arrested for their open and
itoriously lewd conduct. Likewise
. ev were fined in the city courts. The
TOnian who kept the house, as was
ight, was also arrested. If she was
ot fined more than the others she
ould have been for there is no wom
so contemptible as one who keeps
uouse for men of the white race to
ieet the demi-mondes of our race.
Not a word about this crossing of
e color line, so far as we have been
le to find has percolated through the
ily press of this city. WThy was the
:ident suppressed? Was it because
:h cases occur with so much fre
ency that they possess no value as
This color line in so far as it per
'iins to white men associating with
gro women, is all bosh. The city
. horities, the newspapers and many
.,ot most of the respectable white
,ens of this town know that there
,3 houses containing Negro strum
it ts run exclusively for white men.
hey further know tnat some or their
.spec-table" men have -women, as it
Telre' tie( 0Ut were tliey can meflt
ot. All of this, we repeat is known
he daily newspapers and the city
iorities, yet they wink at it. Racial
Hity! So far as the white man is
" cefnea it is an oosn. u me wane
a with all the reins of government
his hands really believed in racial
ity, he would break up all these as
nation houses where white men
.t colored women and the bagnios
.ih their "Creole" strum peta would
N.n be a thing of the past.
NEGRO NEWSPAPER AND THE
, We noticed in one of our exchanges
is week, a card from the typograph-
union in the city where the pa
ls published, thanking the editor
.use he had permitted the use of
union label upon the editorial
ot his newspaper. The union
'Hiin TM"In(or1 nilt cfmf of til"
beauties of unionism in a charaeteris
tic way and ended their letter of
thanks wih a dissertation upon the
ever present race questions, advising
all the colored people to be good.
The paper in question is one of the
Lest weekly journals in the South,' and
it is surprising that it would use the
Inion label. We could never see the
sense in a Negro newsnancr, even in
the North, using the Union label
though there may be an excuse, but
here in the South such a procedure
should be entirely out of the question
The Unions stand for sanitary con
ditions and a number of other thing
which are good, but one of the basic
or fundamenetal principles of the
Union here in the South is that no
Negro can join. This is true of the
Typographical Union and we have ob
served that in other unions where
whites and blacks belong, a policy of
dropping the colored workmen has
been inaugurated by cutting off all
colored apprentices. Our contempo
rary should drop tne label. If it can
not nave its work done in its own or
another Negro office, then it ought not
advertise the fact that its work is be
ing done by tnose wno will not let a
member of its owner's race learn and
practice the trade.
The people of Nashville, who have
sat supinely by and sanctioned the
beating and shooting of Negroes by
those uniformed lords of all they sur
vey, on the theory that "we must
keep the Negro down," are awakening
to- the fact that these minions of the
law having had their way so long, will
use their "billies" upon any one who
dares to question their authority.
They have beat up Negroes with such
frequency and have been praised so
often by the city judge, who, as a rule,
is an ex-policeman, until they have, it
seems, reached the conclusion that.
ike the familiar quotation which holds
good in the case of the English king,
they "can do no wrong."
We hope that while the department
is undergoing fire for the brutality of
some of the officers, the whole force
will be taught their duties. And most
especially ought it be impressed upon
some of the bullies that their supreme
duty is to preserve the peace.
The Morning News, of Hopkinsville,
y., which, under the guidance of
hil. II. Brown, has gained a reputa
tion of being one of the best papers
n Kentucky, lias acquired the services
of Mr. Joseph Wilkerson DeWees, who,
besides being a half owner of the busi
ness, has taken active control of the
nlerprise. Mr. DeWees is an experi
enced printer and newspaper man.
laving been engaged in the former
work for a number of years before he
founded The Clarion of this city. The
Globe congratulates the News on its
acquisition and bespeaks for these
ninces of good fellows, Phil. Brown
and Joe DeWees, an enlargened sphere
If Secretary Taft were a popular
candidate with the Negroes in the oth
er states of the Union, the fight being
made by the Cleveland Gazette would
cool the ardor of the brother in black.
One does not need a magnifying glass
o discover that the Gazette favors
In certain sections quite a hubbub
fs being made because Booker T.
.Washington was appointed as a trus
tee for Howard University, of Wash
mgton. it seems that about the ony
thing these suffrage leagues do is pro
test. The local Business Leagues are awak
ening all over the country. They are
electing officers and delegates to the
National League's meeting at Topeka
We hope something will wake the
Nashville League or the thing will die
The Dallas Express, the leading pa
per of Texas, has changed owners. It
nas enough editors to make it go
that's the ?tyle in Texas, though.
University is to be
SOME INCONSISTENCIES OF NE
To the Nashville Globe:
A few seasons ago a war was" waged
by a number of preachers against the
steamboat companies and a boycott
urged because the police were given the
authority to drive Negroes aboard the
boats and compel them to labor for
what was not considered a just wage
by them, besides being subjected to
the most brutal and inhuman treat
meiit. Some of the "leading" preach
ers and lawyers were behind a sub
sciption raised for the purpose of get
ting our "just rights" before the law.
A case was singled out to be used as
an example and the "little" Negroes
were bled for a subscription, which
has never been heard of since.
The season is on now in full blast
and some of these same leading
preachers are leading their crowd
right aboard these same boats wThere.
according to the daily press, the police
are cracking them over the head and
leading a few to the police headquar
ters. Some Negro preachers impress
one as being such forgiving animals,
more so than a jackass, for he will
kick a blow when he has been mis
treated and not simply blow a kick.
This class of Negro preachers has
clone more to retard the progress and
disunite the race than any other set
Now just watch for the bills making
the announcements and the papers)
for the number of Negroes cracked on
the head or thrown into the river,
then go to one of those churches and
listen to a "jim crow" preacher howl
about the "buzzard roost" of some
theatre. All the reason hell won't run
over with these kind of preachers is
because it is a bottomless pit.
Nashville, Tenn., June 20, 1907.
The Magnolia Sewing Circle gave a
lovely entertainment last Monday
night, June 17, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Vernon on the
Franklin road. At 12 o'clock the
hostess invited the guests into the
dining-room, where an elaborate
three-comce menu was served by Mr.
Jonas Walker, assisted by Mr. William
Vernon. Mesdames G. W. Voorhies
and Thomas Walker presided at the
punch-bowl. Dancing was indulged in
)y the young folksi until a late hour.
Those present weie Rev. and Mrs.
Alexander MerritQ. Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Dowell, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bills,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Crawley, Mr. and
Mrs. Alex. Rains, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Voorhies,
and Mr. Charley Johnson, Mesdames
Robt. E. Johnson, Quinn Woods, Robt.
Owens. Rodin Perkins, Green Hunt,
Robt. Hunt. Maxy Hardin, Misses
Eliza and Elenor Ware,, of Stanton,
Va., Miss Doyle, of Franklin, Tenn.,
Misses Eunice and Susie Vernon, Sal-
ie Hunt, Bessie Johnson, Norvella
Leek. Beulah Porkins, Agnes Vocr-
hies, Messrs. Doyle, of Franklin, Henry
Hunt, Harris Hunt, Jonas Walker,
William Vernon and Mr. Arthur Bell,
of Nashville, who presided at the
Misses Eliza and Elenor Ware, of
Stanton, Va., who are students of Fisk
University, are spending their summer
vacation with Mir. and Mrs. J. C. Craw
ley, of Locust Lawn.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Vernon had
a delightful visit to Ripley, Tenn.
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR.
He was the world's greatest Negro
poet. The fact that he had no white
blood in his veins makes his achieve
ments in the literary world the more
astounding. A fine engraving made
in three colors has just been issued
which sells for only one dollar. Send
for one to-day. Address the Colored
American Novelty Co., P. O. Drawer
WEDNESDAY EVENING PIT CLUB.
On Wednesday evening, June 12,
The Pit Club spent a most delight
ful evening with Mr. end Mrs. Will
Young. 310 Eighth avenue, North. It
is unnecessary to state that the club
:'iul its guests enjoyed themselves, as
the game is all merriment. At 10:30
o'clock the guests were summoned to
the dining room, where a tempting
menu as follows was served, after
which they returned to their games.
Spiked "Pig with Dressing.
Icttuce Tomatoes with Mayonaise.
Pickle. Light Bread. .
Straw.borries and Whipped Cream.
Ice Ton. Lemon.
Those seated around the table were
Mr. William Austin and Miss Odie
Franklin; Miss Bottle Thompson and
Mr. William Tennington; Mr. Robt.
Fllerson and Miss Frances Buford;
Miss Mary Dunson and Mrs Robt.
Eason; Mr. invil Mrs. Phineas Baker
and Mr. and Mrs. Will Young. Mrs.
Young kept soor
Mrs. Baker was
Young kept seor
Mrs. Enson wa
p for table No. 1, and
highest RTornr; Mr.
for table No. 2 and
THE POPE CASE.
At its annual meeting at Harper's
Ferry, W. Va., last August the Nia
gara Movement assumed the expense
of defending Mis3 Barbara E. Pope,
who, as a passenger on the Southern
Railway between Washington, D. C,
and Paeonian Springs, Va., had been
arrested for alleged violation of the
Virginia separate car law. The mu
nicipal court of Falls Church, Va.,
fined Miss Pope ten dollars, and an
appeal was taken to the circuit court
of Alexandria County, Va., where a
jury trial was had October 21 and 22,
190G. The trial resulted in a convic
tion and another appeal was noted to
the Supreme Court of Virginia. When
the record reached that court the Attorney-General'
of the state adopted
the unusual method of confessing er
ror; and the case was returned to the
circuit court of Alexandria County,
Va., with instructions to dismiss the
case against Miss Pope and to remit
the fine. By this method the Su
preme Court dodged passing upon the
validity of the separate car law of its
ovn legislature. This was in effect
a victory for the Niagara Movement.
On the dismissal of the criminal
charge against Miss Pope, civil action
was instituted in the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia against
the Southern Railway Company for
$50,000. The case came to trial June
3, and resulted in a verdict of one cent
for Miss Pope. While the damages
are insignificant, the charge of the
judge and the verdict of the jury
mean that the Virginia separate car
law does not apply to interstate pas
sengers. The Niagara Movement has
thus achieved a signal victory; but be
cause the damages awarded by the
jury were not proportioned to the in
dignity and suffering caused to Miss
Pope, the case has been appealed.
TION IN 1909.
We acknowledge receint of thf
"Seattle Republican's Northwest Ne
gro and Progress Number," which has
for its object the encouragement of
tne Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
which is to be held on the Pacific.
coast in. 1909. This was a beautiful
number containing 80 pages, brim full
of. beautiful illustration of homes,
prominent persons and buildincs and
fully describing the progress .made by
the black man in the west. There are
a number of men well known to the
Globe force photographed in this is
sue. The best known is that of Bishop
want in a group of A. M. E. minis
ters, taken while the fifteenth spss.
of the Puget Sound Conference, Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Church, was
in session. Another is that of Rev.
J. B. Beckham, who is a graduate of
uoger Williams University, and is at
present general missionary for the
woitliwest. Also Mr. Wm. Allen. nnt
of the High School graduates and at
present one of the business men in
Poitland, Oregon. Mr. W. J. L. Fort..
a Nashville man, who has made his
way by hard work into the Railway
Mail Service. Others nrominenr and
known by the Globe force are
uev. ueorge Maney, pastor of the
Mt. ZIon Baptist Church, of Seat
tle; Mr. Walter M. Strauther, who is
proprietor of the White Star Tailoring
Co., and Mr. Hayden Richardson, a
lexan by birth and a graduate from
the High School of Seattle. Mr. Rich
ardson is just in his twenties, but
gained quite a reputation bv 1 pad Ins?
the high school cadets and held the re
sponsible position of quartermaster,
ile is at present one of the best ston.
ographers in the northwest.
On a whole the effort on the narr of
the Seattle Republican has been a suc
cess. It takes up the condition of the
Negro in the northwest, shows the ad
vantages to be had and the real prog
ress he has made. Many a beautiful
home is illustrated, showing that
many ot them are living at home in
and about the Puget Sound. Some of
them own homes costing as hieh a
$30,000. Especially is this true of C.
u Woodson, while that of Mr. J. C.
Robinson, of Seattle, is not to be de
Congratulations to the editor and
the publisher, Mr. II. R. Cayton, as
well as his able assistant, Susie Revels
Cayton. One qf their mottoes is,
"Come west, black man," which adds
to Horace Greeley's advice to the
young man when he urged him to "Go
west and grow up with the country."
IN CAMP AT GREENWOOD.
Nashville's famous colored company,
Company G (unattached) N. G. S. T.,
will go into Camp of Instruction at
Greenwood Park from June 30 to July
9. In selecting this beautiful spot,
the company had in view the environ
ments surrounding it the landscape
and inviting appearance, its lovely
lulls overlooking the little valleys be
low, presenting a most picturesque
view of alljhat is grand and lovely to
pleasure seekers and especially for
camp life. The public will be given
notice of the special days it will be ex
pected to come out to the Park dur
ing the stay of the soldiers. The com
pany will go through the different.
army maneuvers and have inspections
daily. Guard mounting every morn
ing with a dress parhV. and review
from timevto time. C jelius Gowdy
will have his celebi-' U'dwm corps In
c.Tmp. V .
D. WESLEY CRUTCIIFR,
WILL UK rLEASED TO HAVE
YOU CALL ON HIM AT
22G FOURTH AVE., NORTH,
Where he will be glad to show you an
elegant stock of high grade, up-to-date
Hats and Men's Furnishing Goods
At Moderate Prices.
Staple and Fancy Grocer
ies ol' all Kinds.
Goods received fresh daily and all orders
Promptly attended to.
Please give us a call.
Tcarl St and Tenth Avenue
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Hair Cut 25cts. Shave lOcts.
Clean Shop. Courteous Attention.
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OneCent Savings Bank.
CAPITAL STOCK. $25,000.00.
Does a regular banking business. In-
terest paid on all time deposits. Only
institution of its kind in Tennessee.
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J. W. Bostick, Vice President.
J. C. Napibr, Cashier,
C.N. Langston, Teller.
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