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Tin; NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1907.
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BISHOP POTTER'S DINNER.
The South shows a supersensitiv'e
ness at times concerning the so-called
"insurmountable barrier," the color
line and its application that is sim
ply ridiculous. It forgets that the
portion of America south of the Mason
and Dixon Line is a very small part
of America and would try and force
its ideas upon the whole world. A
. case in point is that of Bishop Henry
Potter, of New York, who gave a din
ner in honor of a brother bishop, the
Rev. Dr. Ferguson, a Negro mission
ary of the Episcopal Church to Afri
ca. The function occurred in Rich
mond, Va., and, being in a Southern
town, has grated harshly on the easily
wounded feelings of this section.
The criticism of Bishop Potter is
really ludicrous and besides is full of
inconsistency. The distinguished prel
ate has doubtless always arrogated
himself the right to invite to his table
' whomsoever he might chose and be
cause he happened to be in the South
Is no reason why he should forfeit
this right. As to whom he should have
as his guest is a question which he
himself should be the sole arbiter.
"But Bishop Potter was in the South
and should have resp'ected Southern
sentiments even though he was in
what was for the time his own home"
say his critics. One could with equal
consistency say that Vardaman, Till
man and other Southern gentlemen,
when in the North, should respect
Northern sentiment and wine and dine
with Negroes. There is just as much
ground for and equally as much sense
In one contention as in the other.
Bishop Potter was not trying to please
the South, neither was he trying to of
fend it, but was simply exercising
that inalienable right guaranteed to
every citizen to chose whom he wanted
FORT NEGLEY AND THE HERMIT
Roosevelt made one declaration that
has mei with general approval in these
environments. It was that the Her
mitage should be maintained, as is Mt
Vernon, at the expense of the general
government. He further announced
that he would recommend such actions
in his forthcoming message to Con
gress. Such a recommendation will,
or It should, receive the unanimous
support of every Congressman from
the state for, as Roosevelt says, An
drew Jackson was one of the really
great men that has filled the Presi
In connection with the proposed
making of a public park supported by
the general government of the Hermit
age, it is interesting to note that one
of the most famous points about Nash
ville is never mentioned to visitors.
We refer to Fort N-egley. Why not
ask Congress o make a National Park
which will include all the battle-fields
around and about Nashville? The bat
tle of Nashville was one of the most
decisive of the whole Civil War and
the deeds of the men who poured out
their life's blood "for the right as they
saw it," should be commemorated here
as they have been on other battle
Aside from the historic Interest at
tached to old Fort Negley it would
add immeasurably to the beauty of
Nashville if it were improved. This of
itself should demand that an effort be
made to have the Government take
charge of the battle-field. Congress
man Gaines should introduce a meas
ure, along with the one for the future
of the Hermitage, for the marking and
improving of the battle-fields in the
vicinity of Nashville.
DRAWING THE COLOR LINE.
The President of the United States
has been in our midst, made a few
speeches and gone on his way "de
lighted" that his journey brought him
through Middle Tennessee. He re
ceived a great reception, that is, it was
great for Nashville. In connection
with the reception given Mr. Roose
velt one feature of the parade has
been the subject of a deal of criti
cism. It was the drawing of the color
line by the local post-office authorities
in the formation of the postmen for
the march through the streets. As is
usual with parades in which the col
ored people associate with the white,
the colored postmen were strung out
behind. The United States Govern
ment is supposed to know no color In
selecting its employees and the post
master or whoever is responsible was
guilty of a breach of rules when such
distinctions were made. In forming
the carriers for the parade, seniority,
efficiency, or height should have been
taken into consideration and not a
man's color. We are certain that ef
ficiency, length of service or height
had nothing to do with placing the
colored carriers in the rear. The lo
cal postal authorities ought to see to
it that no invidious distinctions are
made in the governmental service. It
were better that the postmen be not
shown on dress parade than that men
old in the service with good records
to their credit, be placed at the tail
end of the line simply because of their
color. It would seem that the spirit
of the McKinley Club is invading the
The Globe is informed that an effort
is on foot to revive the Local Business
League or organize another commer
rial organization that will bring the
colored business men of the city to
gether from time to time. Though
we are not advised as to the details
we are In hearty sympathy with any
movement that will tend to bring the
business men of our race closer to
gether. The good effects of commer
cial organizations has never been so
clearly demonstrated in this city as
it was by the reception tendered Roose
velt by the white Board of Trade. An
nctive organization of the colored busi
ness men would do much good in the
community and, believing thus, the
Globe stands ready to offer its aid In
securing the same.
While the Southern press is bo
afraid that Bishop Potter will inter
fere with the color line, they might
tome closer home and give their opin
ion of white men who associate at
night with colored women. They
might also have their reporters find
out if there are Negro strumpets main
tained in splendor by white men in
sections of the city where demimondes
ought not to be.
When Roosevelt reached Chattanoo
ga his train was beseiged by such a
crowd that the loquacious Teddy could
not make his speech. Evidently they
were giving him a sample of how they
overpower a sheriff, browbeat the low
er courts and hold in contempt the
highest judicial authority of America.
Strenuous! Teddy is not in it com
pared with the Chattanoogans!
With many of the financial con
cerns of New York struggling for life
it would not be a bad policy for the
Vardaman "left the state of MississiD-
pi to avoid meeting Roosevelt. In
Nashvilie well, as Kipling says,
"That is another story."
BY DAN HACKLE Y WINSTOX.
A sullen gloom hangs o'er the swamp;
The night-breeze wanders cold and
The owl's hoot, rising high and shrill,
Disturbs the night all else is still;
A rope from an t oak swings to and
What If a dead man hangs below?
In (Louisiana, long ago,
Old Thomas watched his daughter
A winsome tnaid with laughing grace.
Brown as the autumn leaves her face;
Her hair in curling.clusters hung;
Like ' music peals her accents rung.
A woodland flower, sweet and wild,
Was Farmer Thomas' only child.
The years passed on. At seventeen
Jeanette, a charming rustic queen,
By Billy Smith, a neighbor's son,
A handsome lad, was wooed and won.
And both with youthful spirits gay
Looked forward to their wedding day.
The proud white owner of the farms,
Won by the colored maiden's charms,
Said to himself: "This girl shall yield
To me, who own this broad green
But sweet Jeanette, in goodness
The man and his attentions loathed;
And by unnoly love enslaved,
'Twixt hope and wrath his passion
By the green foliage half concealed,
Jeanette comes gaily through the
Then out into the road she stepped,
But near her evil fortune crept
Beside the road, among the trees,
Jeanette her proud Insulter sees,
"Jeanette-" he cries, "you shall be
Or ere again the sun shall shine
Your father" he with wrath grew
"Accused of theft, shall lie in Jail.
Quite near his house some missing
Were traced to-day by faithful dogs.
What do you say?" Struck dumb
Jeanette repressed a starting tear.
Then from her lips burst forth the
"I do not fear you, for you lie!"
How! he broke forth; then raised
"Hold there, you sneaking coward
Young Billy Smith, with flashing eyes,
Quick to his sweetheart's rescue
A cudgel stout, a crushing blow
Jeanette looks down upon her foe.
Then clasped in Billy Smith's em
She looks in his impassioned face;
And all the hopes of youthful years
Flow gently forth in lovers tear?.
That night a horde of trampling men
Went to their scattered homes again:
The satisfaction on each face
Told of a long, successful chase.
A sullen gloom broods o'er the
The mist hangs low, the air is damp.
An owl's hoot, rising shrill and high,
Answers the midnight zephyr's sigh,
As it stirs the oak's leaves, soft and
The mist hangs low, the air is damp.
What if a dead man hangs below?
The Fleur-de-lis Art Club had its
first meeting with the President, Mr
W. R. Baker, 1504 Fourteenth avenue.
North, on Thursday, October 17.
Quite an interesting meeting was held
and all present spent a pleasant aft
ernoon. After the business was over
a short musical program was ren
dered, after which the President
served a. delightful three-course
menu. The members present were
Mrs. J. W. Bostick, Mrs. A. M. Town
send, Mrs. J. B. Singleton, Mrs. II. A
Cameron, Mrs. Sutton E. Griggs, Mrs
A. G. Price, Mrs. D. A. Hart, Mrs. S
P. Harris, Mrs. Taylor Saunders, Mrs
W. D. Chappelle and Mrs. M. D. Vas
sar. Guests present: Mesdames Will
iam' Reeves, Effle Bryant and Miss
PEARL HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
Miss Flossie Davis, of the class of
1905, and Miss Hazel Thompson, of
the class of 1904, visited the school
this week. Both young ladies looked
the picture of her.lth, indicating thai
the world had dealt gently with them
since leaving their Alma Mater.
Tuesday of this week was a red-let
ter day for Pearl. It was the center
to which a large number of friends
made their way in order to see Presi
dent Roosevelt as he passed by. The
building was beautifully decorated in
the colors of "Old Glory," with here
tnd there a shtejd to five a martial
wage-earner" to take notice and
aside something for a rainy day.
LAST NOTICE !
FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS
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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-dite Shoe Mide.
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J. W. TOLIN, Manager.
. The only up-to-date picture enlarging house in Nashville
where customers receive cordial treatment. First-class
pictures of all sizes. Lowest prices.
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TELEPHONE, Ml IX 482.
JS. E. Corner Broatay and Third Avenue,
appearance to the front. Large flags
unfurled their folds to tbe breeze from
every window. It Is estimated that
fully 500 people saw the President
from the building and school grounds.
As the President passed he heard the
cheering and looked In the direction
from which it' came. At once, he rec
ognized that the cheering came from
school children, who joyously waved
COO flags above their heads, the boys
lifting their hats in the air. The
President Immediately arose and in a
gallant manner returned the greet
ing with pleasant bows. This gave
every child a splendid opportunity to
see the Chief Magistrate of the na
tion, who perhaps is now the fore
most man in the world. About 100
Fisk young men came over to witness
the passing of the President and his
company, and they made things live
ly with their songs and yells. Amone
the other visitors were: Mrs, F. G.
Smith, Mrs. Hardy Keith, Mrs. E. W.
Benton, Mrs L. P. Corrington. Mrs.
Ida Sharber, Mrs. Josie Lapsley, Mrs.
S. w. Crosthwaite, Misses Georgia
Lofton, Lucy Patterson. Oneal Fra-
zier, Blanche Randals, Eureka Mar
tin. L. P. Allen, also Dr. J. P. Craw
ford, G. W. Waters, W. L. C. Mosley
and Mr. II. W. Randals. of Clarks-
The Pearl football team Dlaved a
beautiful gamo last Saturday against
the literary team of Walden Universi
ty. The Pearl boys, though defeated,
outplayed the Walden boys in the es-.
tiniation of the spectators. The game
was won on a fatal error of judgment
by Pearl's fullback. The beautiful re
turn kick of the Walden boys at the
beginning of the second half was one
of the neatest and most scientifically
executed tricks of the season. The
Pearl boys played the forward pass to
a fine point. The treatment acorded
the team in selecting men of nearly
equal calibre was the best Pearl has
ever received and received the un
stinted praise of the Faculty. Not a
score was made in the first half and it
was impossible to tell who would be
the winners until the last five minutes
of the game.
The Pearl boys have a hard game
before them for November 9, when
the Sumner High School of St. Louis
comes to Nashville to play them on
TULLAHOM A NOTES.
The home of Prof, and Mrs. J. W.
Howse was made happy on last Thurs
day morning, when a fine 12-pound
boy made his appearance there. Both
mother and child are getting on nice
ly. Mr. A. O. King is back home after
a ten days' trip to sing with the Fisk
Jubilee Club in Ohio.
Miss Rossie Johnson died on the
list, this being the first member the
Gems have ever lost. All turned out
in whle at the funeral.
Saturday last the B. T. Washington
wedding (a mock-weding) was sol
emnized at the A. M. Et Church. 'A
large crowd attended.
Presiding Elder Smith preached for
the A. M. E.'s Sunday morning, and
Rev. F. N. Collier Sunday evening,
and the pastor, Rev. C. C. Bright,
preached his farewell sermon Sunday
night. On Monday night a recep
tion was tendered the pastor, the Pub
lic School singing class furnished mu
sic. Talks were made by Revs. J. S
Swift, F. N. Collier, P. E. Smith, Prof.
J. W. Howse, and Rev. C. C. Bright.
A beautiful supper was afterwards
served by the ladies of the church.
Rev. Mr. Bright left on the midnight
train that night for his conference
which sits at Knoxville on the 24th.
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH.
The congregation of All Saints is
now worshipping in Holy Trinity
Church. The services are a celebra
tion of the Holy Communion the first
and third Sundays at 11 o'clock a. m.,
also on the second and fourth Sun
days at 7:30 p. m., with morning
prayers and. sermon at 11 o'clock.
Children's service at 3 o'clock and
even-song at 4 o'clock every Sunday.
Litany and instructions every Wednes
day p. m. at 4 o'clock. There will be
no night services, with the exception
of Sunday p. nr., November 24, at 8
o'clock, when the Bishop visits the
church for confirmation. An invita
tion is extended to all Nashville to at
tend these services.
GOOD SAMARITAN SEWING
The entertainment given by the
good Samaritan Sewing Circle of Mt.
Olive Baptist Church Sunday School,
under the direction of Mrs. Carrie V.
Young and Miss Sarah Jones,' proved
quite a success In every way. We are
under many obligations to our
Rev. C. H. Clark, and our superintend
ent, Mr. james Hurt, and also the dea
cons' board for kind assistance. By
our efforts we had four children out
Sunday to school. We have many
more, but are waiting for nssistanpR
We want also to thank the teachers,
'Mrs. W. S. Amos entertained the
Carnation Club at here residence,
Archer street, Monday afternoon. The
house was beautifully decorated. The
dining room and table were beautiful
in pink and white. After an hour had
been spent in work a fmit and ice
course was served. Those present
were Mesdames H. M. Burns, H Pull
en, Hal Duff, Robt. Ralph, v. M
Rucker, P. A. Simms, Geo. W. Ward
P. A. Washington, Sidney Bond, w!
S. Amos and the club guest, Mrs. Ed
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