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THE NASHTILiLB GLOBE, FRIDAT, DECEMBER , 190T.
The Nashville Globe,
Urf- an-irapartial -jury- oir"th.rviaence
submitted might not have been unan
imous for acquittal. It could not have
been unanimous for conviction in all
cases or in" any individual case.
This makes clear the Senator's ac
complishment He has proved an In-
deathTIt Is to be hoped that his moth
er will at' lenst live long enough for
Mr. Taft to return to America,
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iqo6. at the poet oftce at Masavme, 1 enact- mere was no evidence wrucn would
Bishop Henry . McNeal Turner, the
Justice to American soldiers who are veteran senior bishop of the African
also American citizens. He has thown
tee, under the act of Confrtss of Karch J,
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properly justify 60 drastic a proceed
ing. He is the defender and cham
pion of otherwise defenceless citizens
of the United States.
It is not- probable that the report of
the committee will effectively bury the
Brownsville case. Such things have a
way of cropping out in later experi
ences. Mr. Foraker did well to es-
Methodist Episcopal Church, In in
hot water, according to the press dis
patches,. on account of his marriage to
a divorcee. Bishop Turner' is a man
of strong convictions and he does not
mind fighting to support his . opinions.
Fighting Is his natural bent
The Nashville Board of Trade must
have its vision defeated by dark
glasses. It can discover more nove-
pofliso the cause of these mien, and he 'merits to foster social .. equality
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TO THE PUBLIC
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ter, standing or reputation of any person.
which niT a Dear in the
eiumn of THE NASHVILLE GLOBE will onward his career was upward
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attention of the management.
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cation, but aa an cridence of good faith.
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIEIt.
'John Greenleaf Whittler, : American
author and poet, was born at Haver
hill, Mass.,. Dec, 7, 1807, in the Soci
ety. of Friends. -He worked on a farm
and - at shoemaklng : In his boyhood,
but his desire for learning was so
strong that, at the age of 18, he en
tered a local academy, and from then
genius was early recognized by Wil
Ham; Lloyd Garrison, who, as editor of
the Free Press, published some of the
poet's earliest efforts, and this great
apostle of freedom excited and exer
cised a powerful . influence noon the
character and career of the poet. The
If there is a man who read Roose
velt's message to the Sixtieth Con
gress in its entirety, a person whose
avocation did not compel him to do
so, he Is entitled to' a Carnegie Hero
The State fair idea seems to be an
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We wish to say that we are now better prepared
to accommodate our patronage, as we have two
barber shops. We are successors, to M. W. 15a
ford, 117 Fourth avenue, South. This shop is
known as "The llee." The Hee is a beantiful shop,
supplied with entirely newllxtnreg The best feature
ot it is it has three of the best South Nashville bar-
CHAS. STRINGER. - berg. Charles Stringer conducts this shop; and FRED. THOMAS.
our other one, "The Little Gem," located at 417 1
Fourth avenno, North, is conducted by Fred Thomas. The Little Gem is yet the leader
of the up-town shops. Call to see us at whichever shop Is convenient to you.
STRINGER y THOMAS, Props.
To The Nashville Globe:
The undersigned read in the Nash-
FORAKER AND BROWNSVILLE.
The opening of Congress bringsrto
the forefront the Senate' Committee's j
ville American of Wednesday morn-
two were closely united In the gveat ing, November 27, an article inform-
antl-slavery struggle, aud shared ins the public that a second organlza-
alike in. Its dangers and its triumphs.
Whittler was one of the most ardent
on Military Affairs investigation of champions of our freedom, and gifted
the Brownsville affair. ,Whi-e the and versatile he fought for it both
Committee as vet has not submitted with verse and prose. In his "Voices
tion had been formed for the purpose
of giving a State Fair for the benefit
of the colored people. Sometime ago
it was announced through the dally
press and the columns of the Globe
that the Tennessee Negro Industrial,
m 1 a t- . j . . , . .1 lJU av..i.iviici auu fiKi ituitui ui x' ail
its report, or better; its report-ior m r raom are 10 ce xouna me oest SOciation had been of ganized and char-
there will be undoubtedly majority and specimens or , poetic ami slavery tered with F. G. Smith as president.
verse.. Everybody knows Prof. F. G. Smith
His soul went out to the oppressed ?e' 13 the efflcient principal of the
black man who , had been betrayed, favoraby known throughout the whole
pmnaerea, ,proianea ana uisinneruec, state. The men behind the second or-
and with his pen he took up his cause ganization are good men and need no
and helped carry it to a successful
two minorityr eports one can easily
surmise what will be the conclusions
of a majority of the committee. Con
cerning the investigation the New
York Sun has the following to say:
It is believed that the 'recent hear
ings in the Brownsville matter have
practically completed the case as a
We are grateful for the service ren-
As an issue it mar yet display dered us in that dark day of tribula
tion, when it meant ;sq-much of real
sacrifice for . that heroic advocate of
considerable activity. The committee
report is not yet submitted and prob
nhlv is not even, nreoared. but there Is
I m a . t ,
no doubt of the tenor of the coming r . ireeaom. iwery recurring anni
document The verdict of the com- versary of the birth of John Green
mittee was a safe prediction when the
case was opened. The proceedings
have been a hearing, an Investigation,
rather than a trial, and it is impossible
to claim that all of those who heard
were impartial or even open to con
viction. A miracle would hardly have
served to convince some of them that
the men of that battalion of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry were guiltless. The
evidence of the empty shells which
were shown by microscopic examina
tion to have been fired In guns which
were not and could not have been used
on the night of the shooting carried
no weight with those who wished to
What, then, has Senator Foraker ac
complished as a result of the disturb
ance he has created? That question
Is not one to be answered until a reply
is given to another question, namely,
what has Senator Foraker sought to
accomplish? He has been charged
with acting from unworthy motives.
Such charge come only from unwor
thy minds. He has been charged with
desire and effort to embarrass the
President Such assertions are silly.
Tie has been accused of "playing poll
tics." It is the complaint of narrow
politicians. There is nothing in the
entire history of the case to show ot
to Indicate, directly or Indirectly, that
Mr. Foraker has or ever did have any
lear . wnittier should be commemor
ated . by our people throughout the
length and . breadth of this country
with fitting and appropriate exercises,
expressive of our deep and ever-living
gratitude for his efforts In the cause
of freedom. One hundred years ago,
December the "seventh, Whittler was
introduction to. the Nashville public.
The object of this article Is In the in
terest of harmony. Why have two State
Fair organizations? To inaugurate
and establish an annual State Fair
is no small undertaking and to make
a success of It. the united strength of
all the people Is necessary. The col
ored citizens were very much pleased
with the first organization and thought
that they saw in it an effort on the
part of the promoters to arouse Nash
ville from its long slumber and to give
the people one grand occasion where
they could go and enjoy themselves.
The writer does not believe that the
colored people need or desire two fairs
He believes a separate second organ!
zation a mistake. As he sees it, the
proper thing to do is for the second
Wt nnrl nn that rtav rf nrorv vpnr body to Unite With the first, and With
, ' I .1.-1. 1! J - i 1 i t
we should . publicly observe . the event.
None did more than he in educating
the public -mind in an intelligent,
though none the lessi powerful, way
against the evils and crime of slavery
The memory of such men as WhltUer
we should ever cherish.
the highest success. As leaders of the
people they cannot afford to be placed
in the attitude of organizing a rival
concern or of striving to impede its
progress, or of dividing the forces of
the Negro. As a race man, and one
wishing the State Fair a success, I
hope that these gentlemen will get to
gether. FAIR PLAY.
,The recalling of Ambassador Aokl
by the Japanese government imme
dlateiy following the start of our
fleet upon Its long cruise to the Pacific
waters, raises the question as to what
are the intentions of Japan toward the
United States on account of the Im-
migration and its -kindred subjects.
Authoritative statements have been is
sued in the recent past, by representa-
Dear Parents, Teachers and Frier.ds:
We, the former students of our man
ager of this "concert company," here
by extend to yon a cordial invitation
to attend our concert at Spruce Street
Baptist Church, Tuesday night, Decem
ber 10, at 8 o'clock for the benefit
of "Roer Williams University."
EAST NASHVILLE SCHOOL CHIL
tiyes of both governments, that, there
other desire or purpose than that of lis no likelihood of war, yet these state.
securing justice for a body of men ments fail to convince the ordinarv cit-
honestly regarded by him as having
suffered from an lniustice not intend
ed, the result of impulse, but none thelomatIc Purposes,
less on that acount an injustice.
Mr. Foraker has not shown beyond
any possible doubt the innocence of
those men. Doubtless he hoped to do
so, but that was not his primary pur
pose. He took up the case with the
assertion that American soldiers had
been dismissed from the army "with
out honor" on charges insufficiently
grounded and without that trial to
which they were entitled by both civil
and military aw. The charges were
murder, mi?prision of felony and per
jury. The hearings have been only
for the purpose of taking "such fur
ther testimony as may be necessary
to establish - the facts." The fact
have not bon established by the evi
dence and the testimony. If the inno
cence of the soldiers has not been un
questionably established, neither has
their guilt. The only proper decision
of the ccraruitteo would be the Scotch
verdict of "not proven." The verdict
izen that they were not issued for dip-
With the appearance of Jeff Davis as
a representative . of Arkansas, the
United States Senate will have its
burnt cork' aggregation augmented.
From now until the final adjournment
of the Sixtieth Congress there is like
ly to be a battle royal between Davis
and Tillman as to which is the premier
buffoon. Thictre is one consolation,
however, Cairmack won't participate in
No matter what fine may think or
Tiift as a presidential candidate, he
is entitled to the sympathy of the
country, for 'while nttnding the du
ties of his position in the Old World,
his aged mother is at the point of
The Election of 1908.
To the Nashville Globe:
. In 1903 there will be waged and
fought out between the Democratic
and Republican parties the fiercest
and most strenuously contested na
tional election that has ever occurred
in the history of this country, with the
possible exception of. that of 1876
when Tilden, Democrat, defeated
Hayes, Republican, the former being
deprived of his hard won victory by
one vote on a partisan division of the
commission having the contest in
The chieftains of the two great par
tie? are beginning to marshal their
forces, throwing out their skirmish
lines to feel their opponent's position
and strencth, preparatory to the final
struggle for political supremacy in
IMS. Both parties have taken to the
woods in senich.of stiilalle political
timber for th oncoming fray, which
nir'ans so muHi for the future and des
tiny of ti is "T'nlrv. Wh i dsir
on? of uttiivr ' -fo-p tb0 country the
st-nngi"s vos" 'n candidate "ooti the
strongest "o?s-f'il' platform of princi
ples or policies.
William Jennings Bryan, it seems,
is the logical candidate of the Demo
cratic party, though the political
woods Is being ransacked to find other
suitable timber for a candidate in the
event of the miscarriage of his candi
dacy. There Is scarcely any need of
making provision for the last named
contingency only- as a grandstand
play, as Mr. Bryan has the reins of his
party well in hand and is master of
It is not so with the Republican par
ty which is In the throes of bitter con
tention among its leaders. Mr. Roose
velt will not dominate the next Re
publican National Convention as
easily as will Mr. Bryan the Demo
cratic Convention. Mr. Roosevelt's
game to perpetuate his policies by
dictating the nomination or selection
of his successor, will be met with
great opposition. ' The vane on the
political steeple indicates this only too
plainly for him not to see and know
It. He has done some things he should
hotJiave done things he could have
left undone or adjusted by his famous
"square" of justice and fair play. He
may succeed In landing Mr. Taft as
the Republican nominee, but putting
him in the White House as his suc
cessor is altogether another proposi
tion. He has done one thing he should
be sorry for; but owing to the fact he
has not the courage to recede from a
position once taken, he lets a wrong
go unrighted, and thereby antagonizes
a large following of heretofore staunch
and loyal Republicans. Our brethren
In those states where every vote
counts and means something are go
ing to meet the issue touching our
rights as befit men. Ere the ides of
November, 190S, shall have passed,
there are those who will know that
the Negro no longer condones afflict
ed wrongs nor kisses the hand that
stabs him. The Republican party has
no particular claim on our loyalty to
the extent that we should cling to it
whether it be right or wrong. We
have lived beyond the day when we
felt that we were under a debt of
gratitude to it.
It has no claim upon us other than
as It serves the highest purpose of
government, which is a righteous ad
ministration of its laws alike to all
its citizens, rich and poor, high and
humble, black and white. Whenever
a party fails to represent the high
ideals of true government, it cuts
itself adrift from its supporters. For
a long time we have clung to the Re
mibliean party because we did not
wish to break with it for two reasons
one, we thou eh t it represented the
highest administrative efficiency, and
second, we cherished the sentiment
that under Lincoln's administration
we were freed. But no longer such
considerations control the politiea'
status and thought of the Negro; for
in these strenuous times he has learnec
to see, think and act.
Mr. J. A. PORTER,
of this city is now
KIMBALL PIANO HOUSE,
FIFTH AVENUE AND UNION ST. "
the wofil's Exchange
1508 UrtmiLTON ST.,
For Latest Styles in Hats, Ready-to-Wear
Garments. Fashionable Dress
making. Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing
MRS. B. II. GRAY & 1IERR0D.
PREACHER MEETS TRAGIC DEATH
Selana, Ala Rev. Wellington Coop
er, a preacher, was run over and
Instantly killed by a passenger train
on the Western Railway of Ala
bama, between Montgomery and Sel
ma. late Tuesday niht. D. W
Mitchell, was totally injured and diet'
In a few minutes after the train had
reached here aid ti had been taen
to tho Citv TTosnitnl. The accident
hannoned eiirht miles this Side 0
There wns a grnnd social given bv
T ilHe Walker. :it Ivor residence 410
Ninth avenue, North, Thursday even
inr Nov. ?Mh. in honor of the Sewing
C'ass of Mt. Olive Baptist Church
C-unes :ind music were the features
nf the cveniivr. There wore three
courses of ices served. The followin
were present: Misses Mattie Bradley
The holidays are quite a few weeks
off yet, but we believe in taking time
by the "forelock" and letting people
know what we are going to do to help
them out on their gift problems.
The most economical and satisfac
tory way to buy holiday goods is to
keep your eyes open and snap up the
new things when they first come in.
It will pay you to
Keep Your Eyes1
On Our Store
for we are going to have a greater
display of gift goods this year than
ever before you know what that
means when you stop to think of our
past holiday exhibits.
Our cases are already filling up
with new things in the line of toilet
sets, shaving sets, perfumes, pocket
books, etc. Keep watch and keep-ideas.
Kleiser Drug Co.,
242FIFTH AVENUE S.. TEL MAIN-3341,
Wharf Ave. and Lafayette St.
Sadie M. Alsup, Lucile Dobsoti, Lu-
venia liradley, Clara Carson, Luia J.
Thompson, Viola Overton, Elizabeth
Hill, Josle M. Woods, Pauline Mat
thews, Mary M. Hinton, Mary Dunson,
Sarah Jones, Mesrs. Alfred McCrady,
Matt. Sherrell, Ira Buford, Mrs. Car
rie V. Young. Mrs. Ida Baker. Mr. Fi
nis Baker and Mr. I. E. Alsup, Sr., and
The table was decorated beautifully
with flowers, and a beautiful cake In
the center of the table.
EAST NASHVILLE JUVENILE.
Tho Juvenile Society No. 79. G. U.
O. of O. F., met in their hall, Spring
street, ,ast Nashville, Monday even
ing. December 2, under the auspices
of the supervisors, Mesdnmes Sallie
King, Lizzie Wilson and Nora Bibbs..
The meeting was called to order by
the President. Cream and cake were
served the little folks after the meeting.
MRS. MEEKS AND MRS. WILLIAMS
Mrs. Annie Meeks and Mrs. Mattie
Williams, of Murfreesboro. wore in
ihrir holiday trade. These two young
women conduct a dry goods and mil
linery store in Murfreesboro and are
doing a thriving business. Mrs. Meeks
formerly lived in N'nhviiip- h
en name was Miss Annie Trabue.