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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1907,
The Nashviiie Globe.
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TAFT'S STOCK BOOSTED.
The Executive Committee of the
Ohio republican convention by almost
a two-thirds majority, endorsed Wil
liam Howard Taft as Ohio's candidate
for the presidency last Tuesday. The
same body invited other states to join
with them in the nomination of the
gentleman who is at present Secretary
of War, and still further declared that
they were opposed' to the elimination
of Senators Foraker and Dick from
public life. This body, though, as Sen
ator Foraker points out, does not in
struct the delegates to the next na
tional republican convention. This
will be done by the state convention
which meets later.
About the only advantage for the
Taft forces in the action of the com
mittee is the moral effect that it will
have upon the rank and file of the
party in that state, and will show to
other states that the party organiza
tion is in the hands of Taft's friends.
Though Taft can control the state
committee, it does not of necessity fol
low that he will be able to control
the state convention. Foraker, who is
the head of the opposition to Taft, has
ben against the like odds before and
has won out. He may do so again.
Then again the almost solid opposition
of the Negro voters of the state and
the Negro, if he opposes the ticket on
account of Taft, could swing the state
into the democratic column will be
a great factor in the final outcome of
Mr. Taft's boom. Though the com
mittee's endorsement will have a ten-
dency to boost Taft stock, it is yet
. liable to go so far below par that only
i Roosevelt himself can keep the presi
dential nomination from going to a
man selected by the wing of the party
headed by Foraker.
Too much care can not be exercised
in' cleaning around the home. Nor
can anyone be too cautious as to the
water he drinks. The analytic ex
amination made of the hydrant water
by an expert chemist and submitted to
Ihe Chairman of the city Board of
Health shows that the city water con
tains more deliterious matter than it
did five years ago. So much, in fact,
as to make it suspicious though not
wholly to be condemned.
It has been the experience of other
cities where there have been epidemics
of typhoid fever that outside of im
pure water the greatest source of in
fection was imperfect sewerage.
Keep the houses and yards clean,
loil the water for drinking purposes,
keep the body clean, and the chances
of a fever epidemic will pass.
Mound Bayou, Miss., presents an in
spiring example of what the American
Negro can do. While Vardaman i1
stumping the state, using language un
fit for publication in his abuse of our
people, these determined citizens of
this Negro community, are going the
even tenor of their way, laying up a
heritage for the coming generation.
This town with few white citizens,
and these few in what is called in
ferior work, is making history for the
Founded by Isaiah T. Montgomery,
an ex-slave, a former servant of Jeffer
son Davis, about fifteen years ago, it
has grown to such a commanding po
sition that one of its merchants does a
$50,000 business, and its bank trans
actions average $200,000 monthly. It
has a score of stores, "a saw mill, two
blacksmith shops, a machine shop, a
printing plant, while so much cotton
is marketed here that two cotton gins
are in continual operation in the sea
son." "Their harvest of cotton and
other staples," says Day Allen Willey
in Alexander's Magazine for July, 'is
so extensive that the railroad which
passes through this part of the state
secures more freight than from, any
otner agricultural section of Mississip
pi, with two or three exceptions."
Contrary to the opinion some people
hold, the order of this Negro settle
ment with all the municipal officers
colored, is so exceptionally good that
the town has not and does not need a
jail. In tliis it is almost unique for
towns of its size in that state.
After January 1, 1908, the whole
state of Georgia will be free from legal
saloons and also no one will be per
mitted to manufacture spiritous liq
uors in the state. The enactment
which passed the house with a hun
dred majojrity out of 178 voting, Is
the most radical legislation adopted in
any Southern state. It almost amounts
to confiscation to the vested interests
in the manufacturing business. But
s-ince provision is made for the drug
gist to carry pure alcohol in stock to
be dispensed upon the order of a phy
sioian, the old topers will easily find
something just as good as their "white
Mound Bayou is not holding meet
ings protesting against the utterances
of Vardaman. To all outward appear
ances it does not care a sou marquee
what John Sharp Williams thinks.
The community as a whole is simply
going ahead, unmindful of dema
gogues, accumulating all things that
make for the improvement of the city
and the race.
Georgia takes the prize for freak
legislation. One "cracker" wanted a
l;iw Lo compel circus shows to provide
separate tents for their white and col
TWO MEN INJURED IN RUNAWAY.
A horse belonging to Mr. Davis, of
Garden street, while being driven
home from the Union Station Tues
day evening, became frightened on ac
count of the breaking of the harness
and ran away. In the wagon was Mr
Ira Davis, who had been to the sta
tion to meet his mother, and a stran
ger from West Tennessee.
The breaking of the holdback
strap caused the horse, which seems
to be a very high spirited animal, to
break down Demonbreun street at top
speed. Mr. Davis showed excellent
judgment and kept the horse in the
road until he reached Vine street,
when to save himself and companion
from serious if not fatal injuries, he
turned the horse so as to run into a
tree. This the wagon struck with
such momentum as to throw the occu
pants to the ground. Mr. Davis re
reived several flesh wounds, one in
the leg being quite painful though
not serious. The visiting gentleman
received several body wounds and had
several teeth knocked out. It is un
derstood that it was necessary to call
in a physician in this case, though in
Mr. Davis' it was not.
AN EXCURSION FROM SAVANNAH,
TENN., TO PITTSBURG, TENN.
To the Nashville Globee:
A few words from this point where
I have spent a few days with the hos
pitable people of Savannah will, I
hope, prove interesting.
On the 23d inst. the undersigned
was one of an excursion party which
visited the historic battlefield of Shi
loh, so called because of the fact
that the old church and school house
by that name so long identified with
the site as one of the most prominent
in the annals of the Civil War. It
is a place full of interest and war rem
iniscences, because of the fact of the
great struggle that took place forty
five years ago, as well as of the op
posing genius of that occasion.
The following persons were in the
party: Rev. It. B. Polk, pastor of the
C. M. E. Church, W. T. Oakley and
family, Lee Smith and family; L. H.
Dixon, C. Haley, 'H. Houston and
family; Mrs. A. Bailey and daughters;
Miss Allie Ray, Mrs. Alex Benton and
children, and a few others.
The battle of Shiloh was one of the
most fiercely contested of the Civil
War, and resulted, after a sanguinary
engagement of ten days, in a victory
in favor of the Stars and Stripes.
The old mansion at Savannah, which
was the headquarters of Gen. U. S.
Grant, is in a fine state of preserva
tion. It . may also be remembered
that the commanding general on the
Confederate side, Gen. A. S. Johnson,
lost his life here. General Johnson
was attended during his last hours by
Colonel Isham G. Harris, afterwards
Governor of this State, and still later
United States Senator- from Tennes
see. The circumstances connected
with the general's last moments as
they were related to me, were ex
All prominent sites of this most fa
mous place have now very properly
by the government been designated
and enduring tablets in bronze, mar
ble or granite mark the places of the
battle fought here in April, 18G2.
There are about 4,000 interments
at the National Cemetery at Pitts
burg, two thousand of which are
marked "Unknown," the others are
marked "Known." Beautiful slabs of
marble are placed at the graves of the
One of the most striking monu
ments in the pn.rk is a tall shaft
reaching 80 feet from base to crest, at
the summit of which is the figure of
the American Eagle. The following
inscription may be read from one side
of the monument:
"The world will care very little for
what we to-day say here; but It will
never forget the acts performed here
by the brave boys who surrendered
their lives to perpetuate the glorious
On the reverse side occur these
"Bear off the brave, the twice five
That all day stood the battle shock;
Fame holds them dear, and with Im
Inscribes their name in enduring
The picture is grander when seen
in connection with a mammoth figure
in bronze, of a woman in the attitude
of inscribing the names in the tablet
with one hand, while with the other
she would implore the beholder to
be quiet while she pens the sacred
We left Savannah at 9 o'clock,
with 40 persons in our group, arrived
at the park at 11:45, took dinner at
a beautiful free stone spring. Our
ladies had prepared a most excellent
repast and all did ample justice to
it. After visiting the famous Shiloh
Bloody Springs and Pond, and all
other places of Interest, the party re
turned to Savannah well pleased with
the day's visit. Usually the restric
tions placed against the colored peo
ple by the transportation companies
during the season of greatest travel
debar them from the privilege of vis
iting the beautiful park. I would ad
vise all who desire to visit Shiloh to
come to Savannah, procure convey
ance of a private character and go to
the park overland. All will be amply
repaid for the outlay of coin required
for the trip.
The colored people of Savannah are
prosperous; they have five churches
of all denominations, good schools,
three in number, and are very hos
pitable. J. H. KELLY.
' FIRE AT PYTHIAN HALL.
About 5 o'clock Thursday morning
Pythian Hall, No. 524 Main street, was
discovered to be on fire, and had it not
been for the prompt action of Engine
Company No. 4, considerable damage
would have been the result. On the
ground floor is a barber shop and ice
cream parlor. The front of the barber
shop was badly damaged. It is thought
that the fire originated in the base
ment, which Js used for storage.
Closing Out . Sale
ROR THE NEXT 30 DAYS
We will close out all spring and summer
goods regardless of price. Men's and Boys
Clothing, Hats and Furnishing Goods, Men's
Ladies' and Children's Shoes, all up to date
styles, must be sold.
Come and see for Yourself.
Remember we re Sole Agents for W. L. Douglas Shoes.
I. B. El LIS, Cor. Public Square and Cedar St.
MR. W. J. BLANTON,
Will furnish you with nice line of
Jewelry, Eye Glasses, Watches, Rings
Bracelets and Necklaces.
An Assortment of Jewelry will be brought
to your home by request.
Eay terms can be secured after first payment
Orders Promptly Filled.
Address A. J. BLANTON,
With I). Lowenlieim & Co.,
400 Union St and Fourth If."., I. Plionc, flnln ' 5.
Hot and Cold Baths a Specialty.
R. A. Walker, Prop.
1 55 Fourth Ave., S. (South Cherry St.)
HARD BITING GILA MONSTER.
Why Is It Poisonous The Creature's
Tenacity and Quickness.
From the Lot. Angeles Times.
Of some of tht strange ways of the
gila monster, that little known crea-
ture of the Southwestern deserts, a
correspondent writes: "I have had
some experience with gila monsters
and can stt-te that no matter what
scientists may claim the gila monster
is a good thing to shun. Indians and
Mexicans have a horror of them and
fear them more than a rattlesnake.
I believe that the bite of the gila mon
ster is dangerous because of the crea
ture's habit of eating lizzards, bugs
and rodents and then lying on sand so
hot that it blisters the nands and feet
of men. The teeth are often covered
with a fermented, putrefied froth
from the food. A bite has the same
effect as tho cut of a dissecting knife
used on the cadaver; in other words,
the Inoculation of a deadly poison.
"When frightened or angry he can
move quite rapidly. That short, thick,
stubby tail i3 used in jumping, just as
a kangaroo used his tail. The gila mon
ster bites like a bulldog and has the
tenacity of a snapping turtle. I once
saw some men teasing a gila monster
brought to Tucson. A string was tied
around his reck. The gila monster
was crawling around on the ground
trying to get away, but was pulled
back by the string. This was carried
on till the creature became furious
The crowd around the gila monster
knew nothing of his power to spring.
Suddenly he sprang up and bit a man
among the ciowd on the hand, leaping
fullv two feet from the ground.
"Another Instance, this of a man
whose chief cbject seems to have been
a foolhardy display of fearlessness:
He was holding one of the monsters
in his hand by the back of its neck,
so it could rot bite him. He dropped
his hand to the side of his leg. The
gila monster shut his teeth down on
his heavy duck overalls, taking a
double piece out where the cloth fold
ed, as quickly as a pair of scissors
could have cut the fabric, and as clean-
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ellison, of 120G
Cockrill street, entertained in honor
of Miss Gibbs and her niece, Miss
Marion Cunningham, of Louisville.
Those present were Messrs. J. B.
Summers, Luster, Sam Berry, Her
man Matthews, Horace Vaughns,
James Fyre, J. W. Williams, Mes
dames I. K. Hyde, Boston, J. B. Sim
mons. Luster, Jossle MCNairy, J. W.
Williams, Mrs. Dickerson and daugh
ter, Miss Lena Greenland many others.
' -1, J-- - - f f
M. W. BUFORD,
Hair Cut 25cts. Shave IOcts.
Clean Shop. Courteous Attention.
117 FOURTH AVE. S, Nashville, Tenn.
' Colored People.
OPERATED by ,
D. WESLEY CRUTCHFR,
' WILL BE PLEASED TO HAVE
YOU CALL ON HIM AT
226 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.
Pi, Pi, DeGrafenried
SUITS MADE TO ORDER.
Strict Attention Paid to Ladies' Work.
CLEANING, DYEING AND RE
PAIRING. 430 Cedar St., Nashville, Tenn,
Incorporated In ,1er the laws of Tennessee.
OneCent Savings Bank.
CAPITAL STOCK. $25,000.00.
Doea regular banking business, in
terest paid on all time deposits. Only
institution of its kind in Tennessee.
R. H. Botd, President,
J. W. Bostick, Vice President
J.C. NiriER, Cashier,
C.N. Langston, Teller.
411 FOURTH AVENUE, NORTH,
MRS. T. 15. CALDWELL & DAUGHTER,
Manufacturers of Braids, Curls, Wi?s, ruffs
Pomades and Tonics. Good Prices paid fo
combings and cut hair. r
1210 TEUOXT AVE.( Formerly Alabama St.)