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THE NASUVILLE, GLOBE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1907.
The Nashville Globe.
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The unusually large enrollment of
pupils in the public schools of the city
last week, the beginning of another
school year, indicates an awakened
and lively interest in education on
the part of parents and guardians.
This manifestation on the part of the
people to put their children in school
early and give them the full benefits
of the entire time, is a hopeful sign
winch augurs much for the welfare of
the young people. Too much cannot
be done for education of the young
people, for on them shall devolve the
duties of the race in the years when
they will have charge of its destiny.
Each generation has the right to be
queath to its successor a rich heritage
of good examples and noble deeds as
a stimulus and for worthy emulation.
Water cannot rise higher than its
source nor can any people rise higher
iu the scale of real progress than their
determination, purposes and charac
ter, the source of their strength and
If racial greatness is to be acquired
and maintained no pains should be
spared in the general diffusion of use
ful, helpful knowledge ariiong the
young, and those who, in any way,
are assisting and contributing to this
end, are serving their generation,
serving posterity and serving God.
Every people who have succeeded In
making a creditable place in the an
nals of the world's affairs, have been
solicitous about the education and
training of their young people. Such
solicitude has always been appreciated
and fruitful of some of the greatest
It is hoped that the interest shown
by the people in their boys and girls
al the opening of this school year will
not abate, but will increase, serving
as incentive and inspiration.
The tabulated report of the enroll
ments of the several schools last week
was as follows:
Pearl High School, 430; Meigs, 598;
Knowles, 7S3; Napier, 577; Belleview,
S.SS; Lawrence, 42:1; Carter, 1502; Clif
ton, 150; Ashcraft. 101; Peebles, 110;
Jladley, -111. Total, 4,(;:U.
This large enrollment of pupils for
the firtt week of the school year is
more prophetic of the future than the
most, eloquent array of words. It
shows that the people arc optimistic,
and that they mean to give to their
children an educational opportunity
to make of themselves intelligent men
and women and capable and useful
members of society.
EX- 1L'E SIDE X T CLE VELA ND.
Great. iiR'ii, like small ones, must
live and must die. But the passing of
great men creates more of a stir on
the surface of life than. the passing
of the ordinary human beings un
known to fame. Since the report is
current that Ex-President Cleveland Is
seriously ill, there is not a nook nor
corner in this great country where
people are not watching with eager
ness for every bit of news that will
tell something of the great sufferer.
There are many who may have dif
fered with Mr, Cleveland In the policy
of hla administration of the affairs of
the country during his career as
President, yet none can doubt his sin
cerity nor his sterling honesty. One
fact is patent and that is this: Mr.
Cleveland was President of the United
States during the terms he filled t.t
high station. There was no power be
hind the throne to swerve him from
his duty as he saw It Though his
party swung off at a tangent and left
him to stem the current of national
affairs, almost alone, he did not mur
mur nor complain, but faced the situ
ation with a , rugged courage which
challenged the admiration of his poll
tical opponents. Ills own party to a
man, as It were, dubbed him traitor,
claiming that he deserted some of the
most vital of Jeffersonlan and Demo
cratic principles. But Mr. Cleveland,
as chief pilot, steered the ship of state
straight ahead, despite the fierce gales
and adverse storms of party strife,
bickerings and animosities, relying
on the soberer thoughts of after years
for vindication. All told, Mr. Cleve
land's administration of the Nation's
affairs compares favorable with that
of other administrations, and this is
all the truer when the fact Is taken
into consideration that he was greatly
hampered by Internal party dissen
sions. The election of Mr. Cleveland, the
standard-bearer of the Democratic par
ty, to the presidency In 1884, created a
curious enough situation In the South
among many of the old ex-slaves, who
believed that the return of that party
to power, again, for the first time since
their freedom, meant the possibility
of their return to the "cruel slavery
days." Some wept, some prayed and
some were almost dazed with fright by
the intelligence. Democracy and slav
ery were synonymous terms with many
of the poor, old ex-slaves, and there
was a touch of humor and pathos
about their groundless fears to those
who were better Informed. But after
a few months had passed and they
were not claimed as property, they
learned to respect the man who was
brave enough on the eve 'of election
day and in the face of a trying and
delicate situation to say to his friends,
"Tell the truth."
Under Mr. Cleveland's civil service
policy more of our young men stood
competitive examinations, received
appointments and retained them than
under any administration before or
Though Mr. Cleveland's administra
tions were less spectacular than some
which have followed, yet hla were de
void of the same withering blunders
and we could wish that the White
House was occupied by as courageous
a man as Mr. Cleveland. And In this
hour of his suffering our sympathies
go out to the Ex-President.
PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS.
The descendants of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, the patriarchal fathers of
the children of Israel, the once chosen
and favored people of God, are under
going some bitter and frightful ex
periences in Russia. Recently at
Kishinev they were the victims of a
massacre similar to the one of 1900.
Race hatred Is not so much at the bot
tom of the constantly recurrent atroci
ties being committed by the Musco
vites upon the Semites as are their de
sires for robbery and rapine, and the
knowledge that their crimes will be
winked at by the authorities and go
Jt is a fact of history, which also
must have obtained in immemorial
times, that where two races living In
the same country and one allowed to
deprecate upon the rights of the other
With impunity, the dominant one has
always grown bold, arrogant, tyrannic
al and criminal toward the weaker.
With non-punishment of rime goes
a sense of selfish safety which invari
ably breeds a spirit of cowardly bru
tality and disregard for the wholesome
supremacy of law. The minions of the
Czar's government do not attempt to
restrain the orthodox gentile Chris
tians in thefr predatory and murder
ous attacks upon Jews. The vandals
do not stop here but add that most
reprehensible and shocking of all
crimes the desecration, of the honor
of womanhood to their category of out
What Is true of the treatment of the
Jews In Russia Is hardly less true of
the treatment of the Negro race in
America. From time to time In dif
ferent localities of this country the Ne
gro Is subjected to wholesale butch
eries as occurred in Atlanta, Georgia,
a' year ago this month. Massacres
are frequent enough, but the shooting
of members of the race in the back on
the flimsiest pretext or knocking their
braids out witi : clubs without even
formally arresting them, is a daily,
almost an hourly, occurrence.
The Jews are undergoing frightful
atrocities In Christian Russia and the
Negro Is undergoing similar treatment
experiences in Christian America.
"The negro troops who are returning
irom tne Philippines have been or
dered to Madison Barracks, Ontario,
New York, and many protests have
been entered from that place and vi
cinity. There is but one point to which
these troops should have been sent,
and - that Is Senator Foraker's home
town in Ohio."
The above Is an editorial squib from
the Tennessean of Wednesday, Septem
ber 18. If It is not meant as a sort of
pun, then it does not mean anything
that even suggests consistency. If it
is an attempt to cast belittlement at
the brave black soldiers or. at Mr. For
akef, It is one of those sickly little ef
forts which -falls into its own mire,
writhes and expires.
The Asiatic ogre is looming up in
the far West, in the shape of labor
troubles, and is casting an ominous
shadow along the Pacific coast from
Vancouver to Southern California. The
much heralded and dreaded yellow per
il, the Irresistible Jap, the Chinese
coolie and the mystic, occult son of
the Hindus, is there and still coming.
The Japanese, many of whom are vet
erans of Nogi, Kurokl and Oyama, are
there and they are marshalling the
other foreigners. The dislodgment of
these people and driving them from
their possessions may bring on Inter
national complications 'which may end
in breaking up the world's peace.
General Sherman's famous definition
of war would be a fit characterization
of the automobile evil. More men
and women have been dashed to death
by these pleasure machines than by
all the other sports combined. The
Grim Reaper is gathering a veritable
harvest In these days from automo
bile accidents. His victims are rich
and pleasure-loving fanatics. Wild
bursts of speed by chauffeurs and own
ers of automobiles have cost more lives
than is writ down In belief.
The deliberations of the National
Baptist Convention in its twenty-sev
enth annual convocation held at Wash
ington, D. C, September 11-16, have be
come a part of the records and history
of that great organization, the repre
sentative body of a constituency num
bering more than two million.
Mrs. Annie Besant, head of the Theo
sophical Society, said in a recent ad
dress that John D. Rockefeller would
e born again and in his reincarnation
would be a perfect man. May her pre
diction of Mr. Rockefeller be true of
Next week will be Home-Comers'
Week, and the city will be all agog
with big events for their entertain
ment. THE GREAT CARNIVAL.
The public will be given a treat in
the way cf pleasure- in a great Horse
Show and Carnival, which will be held
at Athletic Park Monday and Tuesday
nights, October 7 and 8. This enter
tainment will be a crowning feast of
amusement under an abte management
that will leave nothing undone to give
the people a splendid and enjoyable
The program for the occasion is a
surpassing splendid one. Some of the
attractions are as follows: The re
production on canvas of the late Gans
Britt fight; a wrestling match between
George Hicks, of Chicago, and Jim
Smith; Mr. Boh Thomas will present
Dan Hovjtff King Of Kero rainj&trgl-
LAST NOTICE !
FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS
We will close cut at cost and below cost all Spring and Summer
clothing for men and boys, also underwear,, shirts, hats, men's,
ladies' and children's shoes.
Don't forget the children's school suits and shoes.
We are sole agents for W. L. Douglas' shoe $3,50 and $4.00.
The Most Up-to-date Shoe Made.
I. B. EUIS, CORNER PUBLIC SQUARE AND CEDAR ST.
ON THE CORNER.
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The finest piano that money and skill can
produce, extra massive case, extra finelv fin
ished; made only in the finest fancy figured
burl walnut and finely figured mahogany or
quarter sawed oak; double veneered inside
and out, is what the National Baptist Pub
lishing Board offers in their many styles of
pianos. Such as styles 5, G, 10 12 and 14.
The tone of these instruments is unexcelled
for its exquisite quality.
THE ARTIST UPRIGHT
are pre-eminent. The tone is clear, liquid,
mellow and well sustained and affords in all
the registers a harmony clear and equal, and
of that sympathetic nature which, under the
hands of an artist, arouses the enthusiasm of
the listener. The prices and terms are with
in reach of all.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION APPLY TO THE
National Baptist Publishing Board,
523 SECOND AVENUE, NORTH,
sy, in Old Plantation Fun-Makers.
The most showy horses will be driven
to single and double-rigged vehicles.
The above mentioned diversions are
but a few of the many treats in store
for the public during the two nights
of the Carnival.
The National Athletic Association
is going to give the people the grand
est series of unique sports they have
ever witnessed here. The Carnival
on the nights of the 7th and 8th of
October, is going to be a brilliant af
fair. COUNTY TEACHERS' MEETING.
The county teachers' meeting, which
was held at the Court House Satur
day, was opened with song and prayer
by Mr. Vernon. The President, R. E.
Hill, gave a very interesting and help
ful talk to the teachers. Prof. W. C.
Anderson, County Superintendent, was
present and told the teachers he want
ed to have the board so arrange it that
the teachers of the county could meet
one a month and talk upon practical
lines of their work.
There will be a special called meet
ing of the teachers to elect officers Sat
urday, September 21, at the Court
Messrs J. L. Cockrill. W. D. fhap
pelle, Jr., and Sam'l Rhodes left the
city Saturday evening for Chicago,
where they will snend a few davs with
Miss Otta Cockrill, from there they go
to Detroit, Mich., to spend a few davs
with Miss Carrie SUia an4 then tQ Ni
agara Falls, Toronto, Canada, Buffalo
and Albany," N. Y.; then they will
board Mie steamer, Henry Hudson, and
ply down the beautiful Hudson River
around the Catskill Mountains through
Jersey City to New York and Brook
lyn, where they will spend about ten
days visiting Mr. Chas. H. Burrill, Dr
H. B. Parks and other friends. Leav
ing New York they will visit Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Washington, James
town Exposition, Pittsburg, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, from whence they will re
ENTERTAINED MRS. HENRY
Mrs. Jefferson entertained Wednes
Jay evening in honor of Mrs. Henry
Ford, of Chicago, a few of her friends.
1 hose present were Mrs. Thos. White
Mrs Henry Ford, of Chicago, Mrs. J.
K Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson,
Miss Maud Johnson. Rosa Belle and
Laura Jefferson. The guests were
served by little Miss Laura Jefferson
CARD OF THANKS.
Little Miss Madaline Dunlap, who
won the prize, a gold necklace, for S
ng the largest number of tickets for
the Tom Thumb Wedding Tt
Street .Baptist Church, September is
rhetln03 heJ S for
tne help they gave in making it nossi
ar7 say. 'Vni'i'v?
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