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THE SOUTH AND IMMIGRATION.
Attorney General Boneparte who has
been the object of jibes from the
Northern press for many moons on ac
count of the Government's prosecution
of the trusts will doubtless receive
equal attention from the Southern
press for some time to come on ac
count of his opinion rendered in the
case of a Cuban immigrant whose
transportation was paid to this coun
try by the State of Louisiana. Mr.
Bonaparte holds that it is as much
a violation of the immigration laws
for a state to pay the fare of an im
migrant as it is for an individual. His
opinion, we think, is imminently cor
rect and we believe the courts will so
hold when the oase is brought before
them for adjudication.
The South is sadly in need of im
migrants, but is not willing to adopt
the right means to encourage the class
of foreigners it desires as settlers. In
the first place it permits hoodlum
gangs to trample under foot the laws
of its own making, thus not insuring
to the weaker elements of the body
politic that even-handed justice which
those from a foieign clime are led to
believe exists in this land of the free.
That all of this unpunished lawless
ness is not visited upon the Negro
was made plainly evident by the treat
ment of a band of Italians near Hat
tiesburg, Miss., a few weeks ago.
Again, the South permits the very
worst demagogues in its whole con
fines to travel broadcast and adver
tise that it has what they call one of
the greatest problems the world' has
ever seen. We say the South permits
it, for there is scarcely a man from
this section who is successful in poli
tics that does not feel called upon
when away from home to talk longer
upon the race problem, no matter
what the occasion, than upon anything
else. Usually, too, the one who can
bleat the loudest is the one who has
the best chance of being elected when
he returns to his baliwick.
Immigrants do not want to locate
in a section which advertises a "prob
lem." It is the very thing they are
trying to escape when they come to
this country. Nor do they want to
locate in a section in which lawless
ness and low wages prevail, for the
latter they have endured at home, and
few men care to locate where they will
not be protected. The "desirable
class," those from Northern Europe, it
might be added, resent the adoption
or enforcement of prohibition laws a3
a curtailment of personal liberty.
These various hindrances are made
known to the prospective citizen
before he leaves hl3 home or very
soon after he arrives In this country
and, as a consequence, he decides to
try his fortune in the East or West.
There is no denying that the South
needs immigrants. It will continue to
need them for years to come to develop
its vast resources. Its labor supply
does not equal the demand. But if
common sense would get in the saddle,
relegate the blab-mouthed politicians,
see that simple justice is done to in
habitants regardless of nationality
and thereby keep in the South many
capable and industrious men who seek
other and more congenial climes, and
pay better wages, it would not care a
rap about what the Attorney General
might say about the immigration laws.
And when the immigrants come, as
they assuredly will with Improved con
ditions, they can be assimilated with
out the South being affected with the
anarchistic tendencies so patent in the
foreign element of the North.
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY..
The announcement in last week's is
sue of The Globe that Roger Williams
University, through its board of trus
tees, had come into possession of one
of the most beautiful sites In the vi
cinity of Nashville, and that in all
probability the school will be re
opened this year, is welcome news to
the colored people of this' city, irre
spective of religious belief. The peo
ple of this city are thoroughly ac
quainted with the work of this Institu
tion under the old regime and are ful
ly cognizant of the many benefits
which our people derived from the
school before that remarkable series
of mysterious fires destroyed the prin
cipal buildings. They have longed to
see the school re-established, and be it
said to the credit of the Negro Bap
tists of the state, the University is
about to be re-opened mainly through
their own individual efforts.
We are especially pleased to note
that the new Roger Williams is to
have an exclusively Negro faculty,
with such a sterling man as Prof.
Johnson as president This is a new
venture for Nashville, but we believe
that it will be one for the best inter
est of the school and the race. It will
increase the loyalty of the Negroes to
the school and will be a source of in
spiration to every ambitious student
tbat attends. Meharry, with its fac
ulty composed in the main of colored
men, successful practicioners in the
city; the Theological Departments of
Walden and Fisk with the Rev. Dr.
Hammonds and Henderson as Deans,
are the pride not only of the students
who attend but of the whole race. And
so it will be with the New Roger Wil
liams under the new dispensation.
The Globe wishes Prof. Johnson and
the determined men who made the re
opening of the school possible all the
success that their noble fight de
mands. IS IT COMMERCIALISM?
Scarcely a week passes but that
some man is murdered in this city,
yet it takes a person with an excel
lent memory to recall a legal execution
as a punishment for the crime. Some
thing is wrong. The juries, it seem,
are so tender-hearted that they find
more extenuating circumstances to
send a man to the penitentiary than
could be found by a Philadelphia law
yer. Are the men selected for jury serv
ices culled from the whole country,
for the especial reason that they have
tender hearts? Or is it possible that
commercialism is making itself felt
even in the enforcement of our crim
inal laws? It must be the one or the
other, for every rascal who takes the
life of a fellow being, if found guilty
at all, it is usually with "mitigating
circumstances," and he is sent to the
The "mitigating circumstances"
seem to mean that the felon is worth
more to the state in money as a
miner in the convict camps or as a
laborer in the factories at the peni
tentiary than the salutary effects of a
few legal executions upon the morals
of the city. Be it understood, how
ever, that we refer to Negroes guilty
of killing Negroes or poor whites guil
ty of killing poor whites for the well
to do guilty of such crimes seldom
reach the penitentiary and are never
w - -
Like any good citizen, Senator For
aker can approve the conduct of the
President or any public officer
on which .such duties devolve in
bringing offenders against the law to
account. Criminals and law violators,
great and small, should be rmni&lied
Let swindlers and offenders in the
railroad, oil, mtfct, steel or any other
business be mads to feel the sufficient
law of the land. All honest men will
approvo this. But in attempting to
punish the guilty the innocent should
not br. included, and the just powers
of tUk. Government should not be ex
ceded. The Nashville American.
How about the innocent colored sol
diers in the Brownsville affair?
The Civil Service Commission, it
seems, has at last put, some energy
Into the effort to correct some of the
abuses charged against the local po
lice forces. One of the "hullabaloos"
was raided a few nights ago on Jo
Johnston avenue and a large number
of the habitues arrested. The place
was under the management of a man
who was a candidate for alderman
from the ward in which his saloon and
"dance hall" are located, an it may
have been a political move to accom
plish his defeat. We hope, however, that
it is the beginning of a movement to
rid the city of these holes which do so
much to lower the morals of the city.
With Taft in the Orient, Root in
Mexico and Mr. Roosevelt touring the
South, each lauding the work of . the
President, the administration is re
ceiving almost world-wide advertise
ment. But will the' campaign enable
Roosevelt to name his successor?
Bishop Chandler, of Georgia, prob
ably had that Chicago preacher in
mind who went into hysterics because
Roosevelt drank a glass of cham
pagne at the St Louis banquet, when
he delivered his philippic against the
Irrepressible Ghost of Prejudice or
To The Nashville Globe:
Mr. Alan Leroy Locke, of Phila
delphia, Penn., the brilliant and schol
arly young student who was one of the
highest per cent winners of a Cecil
Rhodes scholarship in the competitive
examination for the selection of Amer
ica's quota, is now about to enter upon
his four-year course at Oxford Univer
sity, one of England's famous seats of
learning Mr. Locke is a Harvard
man. He has the record of having
completed a four-year course at Har
vard in three years. This is an un
usual thing to do, and the student who
does it must not only be uncommonly
studious, but must possess a mind of
a high order of mentality; a working
mind of depth, breadth and retentive
ness; an investigative, analytical and
comprehensive mind; a mind highly
imaginative and conceptive. Young
Mr. Locke's mind possesses in a large
measure these essential qualities as
demonstrated by the record of his en
tire school career. After distancing
every applicant in the competitive ex
amination, he was awarded one of the
twenty coveted scholarships to which
the United States is entitled according
to the expressed Intention and plan
of Cecil Rhodes.
Protests from different portions of
this country, especially from the
South, have been made in England to
the authorities 'having supervision
over the duly accredited Rhodes' schol
ars not to admit young Locke Into the
great English university on the same
footing or equality with white Ameri
can students. But Secretary Charles
W. Boyd, of the Rhodes Fund, who has
been the recipient of the protests, an
swering them with the authority of
Lord Gray and all of the trustees,
"Alan Leroy Locke has been appoint
ed by the selection of the committee
of the Pennsylvania Rhodes trustees,
and their agents in England have the
greatest respect for American opinion,
and never interfere on principle with
the decision of the American selection
boards. They regard this as an
American, question In which it would
be a presumption for them to say a
The reply of Mr. Boyd, voicing the
sentiment of those managing the car
rying out of Rhodes' wishes with ref
erence to students accredited to Ox
ford under hi3 will, was concise, point
ed and final. It shows the opinion
held by the authorities with regard to
the maudlin protests envenomed with
prejudice. But it Is more likely that ly
ing at the bottom of the protests of
the white American students and their
friends is a secret fear of the former
being outstripped at Oxford by young
Locke. By your permission, it would
be well to say that Locke has made
good, and signally so, In one of the
oldest and best of American univer
sities, and, therefore, It stands to rea
son that he will not now either falter
or fail with the goal of his ambition In
sight. Inferentlally speaking, that Is,
basing opinion upon a splendid past
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record, no fear need be entertained
that he will give a good account of
himself while at Oxford. .
The white American students and
their friends are not going to be al
lowed to innoculate Oxford with their
senseless prejudice, if there is any
thing in Secretary Boyd's reply to the
silly protests sent him.
The disease of fear of the Negro ac
complishing something creditable that
will nail the old tale that he is incapa
ble by nature is so chronic in parts of
this country that it makes a class of
people make presumptuous sillies of
themselves wherever they go. For in
stance, a few students, a handful, from
this country want to go tt England
and change the time-honored customs
prevalent there to accommodate their
prejudice (rather their fear) of one
colored student. Their protests have
gone to pieces, and nothing remains
tor them to do, but to "get up and
dust." They must outrun young
Locke because of being more fleet of
foot. No mere boast of superiority
over him on account of color, without
superior .and merited results, will be
very reassuring to their friends or
comfortable to the feelings of the dis
gruntled quota of white American
When young Locke, a high Harvard
man, was awarded a Rhodes scholar
ship, then began hatching of schemes
by the successful White applicants to
defeat his entrance into the great Eng
lish university on the same terms with
themselves. They know tnere must be
old hustling on their part to eclipse
the record Locke is going to make, and
thereby hangs a tale. Young Locke
will enter the stretch with the leaders
and finish with the foremost:
Miss Annie Crosthwaite, of Kansas
City, was the honoree of a beautifully
arranged dance given by Mrs. S A.
Walker, of 1512 Laurel street, Fri
day evening, September 20, The par
lors were thrown open to the guests
and the young ladies in their hand
some evening gowns made a pretty
scene. 'Mrs. Walker was assisted In
receiving by Mrs. Preston Taylor and
Miss Nannie P. Stone. .
Frappe was served In the hall on
the arrival of the guests by Miss Hat
tie Hodgklns. At a late hour refresh
ments were served. Those present
besides the hostess and honoree were
Mesdan.es F. G. Smith, Preston Tay
lor, D, N. Crosthwalt, of Kansas City,
Mo., G. K. White, J. D. Ballentyhe,
W. S. Crosthwalt, Walker, Misses
Hazel T.Thompson, Tennle L. Hughes,
Sallie K. Stone, Clara Hodgkins, Le8
Stone, Edwina Smith, Mollie Berry,
Nannie P. Stone, Hattie Hodgklns,
Miss Walker, Messrs. Sam Carter,
Will Boger, John M. Flemming, Will
Da.vis, George White, Robert A. Nich
If, WHARF AM, fRUP QT 1
Mi IN 482.
olson, Carl Roman, of Bay City, Mich.,
Drs. Boston, James Brown, O. U.
Brown, Dawson, Madison, Kyle, Har
old, E. J. Cordwell, Misses Lena
Boyd, of Rochester, N. Y., N. J.
Ester and P., Berry,
IN HONOR OF THEIR DAUGHTER.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hill, of 801
Ewing avenue, entertained on Friday,
October 4, in honor of their daughter,
Miss Frankie Hill, who is at home a
few days from her schooL . Music,
dancing and games were the delightful
pleasures of the occasion. Later In
the evening ices and cake were served.
Those present ware Misses Florence
LaPrade, M. W. Stubbs, Georgia Win
ston, W. S. Pace, Willie M. Andrews,
J. S. Mason, Nannie P. Stones, Beulah
Perkins, Mayme Allison, Beatrice U.
LaPrade, Velma Mosley, Sallie K.
Stones, Sabie J. Perkins, Frankie E.
Hill, Alberta Stubbs, Sadie Winston,
Beatrice Hill, Lucile Dobson, Sadie
M. Alsup, Messrs. 'Samuel L. Houston,
Dr. Chits. Watkins, Moses McKissack,
Samuel L. Carter, Chas. A. Greer, G.
U Jackson, A. N. Johnson, B. E.
Washington, Clarence LaPrade, Geo.
H. Upshaw, C. A. Tomlinson, J. B.
Brown, Richard O. Perkins, S. B. Gor
don, Jno. W. Franklin, Robb. J.
Brown and Edd Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Everett, of 1211
Jackson street, entertained Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Mason, of Pulaski, last Fri
day night. Games were the feature of
the evening. Tempting refreshments
were served. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs, Ed, Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Will
Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Will Thomas Mr.
and Mrs. Grant Elkins and Mrs. Mary
A, Everett. .
MISS NEELY SURPRISED.
Miss Ruth Neely entertained at a sur
prise party in honor of her sister,
Miss Eistella B. Neely, who arrived
from Chicago Friday morning. The
guests arrived at 'an early hour and
listened to a beautiful musical pro
gramme, after which they played "Pit.'
At eleven o'clock all were invited into
the dining room, where an elaborate
four-course menu was served. Mr.
Marshall Reynolds was toastmaster,
and all gave their best wishes for the
health and happiness of Miss Neeley,
who responded in an appropriate man
ner. Those present were Misses Annie
Rucker, Wertie and Lottie Harris,
Charity Johnson, Ruth L. Jones, El
nora M. Bcaden, Estella B. Neeley,
and Cornelia S. Briley, Mesdames
H. Elliott, Joseph McKay and L. Lar
kin, Messrs. Marshall Reynolds, J. A.
Gregory, Luther Johnson. W. W. Hob
son, F. E. Turner, J. G. Kyles, and E.