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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1907.
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cation, but aa an tTiw of good faith.
A CI AST OF THE RACE.
The completion of the- new build
ings of the National Baptist Publish
ing House and the presentation of a
gold-headed ebony walking cane to Dr.
J. M. Frost, of the Southern Baptist
Sunday School Board by the Publish
ing Board last Saturday the first day
services were held in the new chapel
serves to direct attention to that re
markable man, Rev. R. H. Boyd, D. D.,
the founder, and to the great institu
tion that has been reared in our midst
in such an increditable short space of
time. What an inspiration to the Ne
gro is this man's life! What a lesson
to the race is this enterprise standing
as a living witness of the power that
can be wielded if we will but unite our
efforts! What a memorial to UiO abil
ity of the Negro to build and manage
successfully large business institu
tions without the supervision of white
Eleven years ago Dr. Boyd arrived
in this city with a hand-satchel and
the determination to establish a pub
lishing house. Who among those liv
ing here at the time that looked upon
this man wearing "high water pants,"
a mackintosh coat, a stetson hat, as
much the badse of a preacher "from
Texas" in those days as were long
horns identification marks of a Texas
tteer ever dreamed that in almost a
decade he would be instrumental in
building a publishing plant estimated
to be worth ia the neighborhood of
two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars? Who among those that had en
joyed the excellent school facilities of
this age and were inclined to grow
facetious on account of the grammati
cal construction of the sentences used
by this "cornfield graduate," the half
educated whose highest ambition
seemed to be to get a good position,
had the faintest idea that. Dr. Boyd
would be ia less than a generation at
the head of an institution that gives
steady employment to over one hun
dred and twenty-five skilled laborers?
Dr. Boyd is truly a remarkable man.
We need not eulogize his great achieve
ments for the results of his la
bors are where every citizen of
Nashville may see them. He has
made his mark. His place in the
history of the race is secure, but we,
while this great man is spared to us in
the vigor of his useful life, would at
test the great love that is borne him
by a grateful city, denomination and
race. A second Booker Washington?
No! He is a first Richard II. Boyd!
been as a whole a prosperous one for
the Negro. The conditions which
have existed in Nashville is but an
epitome of the whoie country. Any
one who is in the least observant, will
readily acquiesce in the assertion that
the colored people of Nashville have
prospered during the year. Many new
enterprises have been begun and a
number of the older ones have made
great improvements. Some few have
been unable to stand competition, but
such was to have been expected.
With the advent of 1908, we want to
wish all of our readers a Happy New
Year. We hope that during the year
every man, woman, boy and girl will
join hands and make it possible for
more people of oar race in this city to
own homes than ever before in its his
tory. We hope that those homes will
be such an improvement upon many
of the homes of the present so that the
laws of health may be the better ob
.1 1 ii 1 1 .
.-served ana inus cut aown tne enor
mously high death rate of our people.
e hope that the business Interests
will receive ample patronage and that
there will be as many if not more new
enterprises organized than in 1907.
We hope that the missionary spirit
that of doing good for others will sc
permeate each one of the race that the
charitable institutions wfll bo placed
upon a firm basis. We hope that the
Business League will prove an un
qunlified success and the State Fair be
held that, will be a credit to the race.
Anally, we hope that each individual
recognizing that he is a citizen of
Nashville, and that whatever effects
the welfare of the city will likewise ef
fect him, will lend his every effort to
promote the interests of the city.
Business must be dull indeed in po
lice circles. The officers have found at
Lul a house v. here Negro women
"raise a rough, house" with white
. A Kentuckian bitten by a mad dog
died this week in a Chicago hospital.
If it had been a snake bite he oor.id
have cured it himself.
THE XEW YEAR
Ere another issue of the Clobe is
mailed to its many readers, 1907 will
be numbered among the years of the
rast. The year, just coming to a close,
though it ends with a depression upon
business not equaled since 1S93, has
What is the matter with the poli
ticians of color In Tennessee? Are
they afraid to declare themselves since
all of the powers that be in both the
Brownlow and the Evans factions art
falling head over heels to get into the
Taft band wagon? Are they afraid
to come from under cover because
they know the majority of the colored
voters of the state don't want Taft?
Come, gentlemen, we have heard so
many of you speaking of "fighting the
battles of the race," in political mat
ters, "when it took men to speak out
that we have grown to believe what you
say, and we want to know if you are
brill ready to fight for the same cause?
Let's "Remember Brownsville," get to:
gether and have some say-so about
what instructions shall be given the
d -legates from Tennessee to the Na
'Icnal Republican Convention.
That was a strange stntement that
one of the afternoon papers credited
to the City Judge. The reporter made
the judge say that he fined two men
who violated the anti-spit law, because
his honor approved of the law. We
nad always thought that so long as
the law was constitutional that the
duty of these petty officials was to en
force it whether they approved of it
or not. But, then, perhaps it is as
we heaid a wrothy white individual
exclaim this week: "No matter what
sort of a reputation you may possess,
the word of a policeman is law in the
Secretary Taft returns from the Phil
ippine Islands neither an imperialist
nor an anti-imperlaiist, a sort of middle-of-the-roader.
Taft always was great
as a straddler. His speeches on the Ne
gro Problem, delivered in the South, re
mind one of the late Mr. McKinley,
when that gentleman wanted the presi
dential nomination and his party had
not decided whether it was for the
gold standard or the free coinage of
Congressman Gaines gets excited
about the "vultures" of Wall Street,
and wants to destroy them. Why not
p; act ice upon those nearer home Say
the "night riders" of the dark tobacco
pat'Ji of Tennessee and Kentucky?
Mission of a Newspaper.
What is a newspaper? It is a sheet
of paper printed and distributed, at
short intervals, for conveying intelli
gence of passing events; or, in other
words, its legitimate and recognized
mission is to gather and chronicle' the
doings and -happenings of the. times
with a view of giving the public trust
worthy and intelligent information.
Every newspaper has its sphere of
influence, and, within that sphere, it
must pea-form its task and perform it
well or acknowledge its inability to
do so by stepping down and out of the
business. It must have' a definite pol
icy backed up by vigor, fairness, ac
curacy and courage or it. will fail in its
high cmVsio nof making and shaping
A newspaper is a great educative
force, if it is deserving of its name,
for i,ts purpose is to inform the pub
lie intelligently on matters and meas
ures and policies, both those in ex
istence and these in contemplation;
which affect it or are likely to affect
it. It should deal honestly, yet- fear
lessly,, with whatever n:enaces the wel
fare of the people. It should champion
the side of the weak and oppressed
when the rights of such are being
jeopardized. It should train its cun:s
gp'r.sr, fo.tified wrong, even though it
we-e a king perperating such wrontr
Its specific province is to build up
healthy public sentiment aeainst
wrong-doing whether it. be in hitrh or
low places. It 'should keep its lower
is well as its upper 'i.;hts burning
that all who come within the radius
of such light may. see 'things as they
ire and not as they 'seem, If it fails
'n these essential things, then it fails
;n trine usefulness and in the great
lurpose for which it came- into exist
ence. If it fails to rise un to the needs
of the times, if it fails to record the
lews of the time?, if it fails to inter
pret the signs of the times; if it fails
ro give proper warning and advice,
then it fails in subserving the best in-te-est
cf its constituency, the people
and, therefore, ought to fail.
A newspaper is the mirror of the
times-, for . instance, if a train
runs, over and kills Mr. A, iis it not
uroper to record such a fact as news?
Tf a burglar enters a home and robs it.
should not such robbery bo reported
is news? If Ham Japheth thrashes
lapheth Ham or Tom .Tones beats up
Tohn Smith, wouldn't these be news
terns to which the reading constitu
ency cf a paper is entitled? If a news-
'Kiper lives, it must perform its work
iccepfibly; it must gather current
news material; it must study the taste
of its leaders, or it will lose their in
terest and their support.
If there are any persons who desire
to escape publicity, they should see to
it that their acts do not become nnh-
lic property. The argui-eyod hunters
nf news appropriate whatever they
inink will be of interest to the patrons
of their paper. , They, are paid for
their service and are expected to con
tribute their quota of matter. They
are expected to give only facts in re
counting any event.
The Mission of the Negro newsna-
peir should be to espouse the cause of
its people in an intelligent, broad and
conscientious way. It should stand
bravely by its'guni and continiie'to do
'-"ittle for the rights of its people.
There should be no compromising, no
aeilla.tion, no indecision when facing
1 plain and obvious dutv. A naner
that wabbles and squirms and -hides
ma cloaks is little else than worth--
If it would create orestiirn it
must, from' the heights of its exalted
lm-iition, as defender of the people's
rights, speak out In a manful, fearless
tone. If there, are any who would
crook the supple hinge? of their knees
fherp favor follows fawning, they are
t. liberty to pursue the bent of their
nrlimtion. Put the majority of the
people no longer submit tamclv to
every lindign'ty and murmur not; and
fne paper that avers its o-ipousal of
the people's cause must hew to the
line, or it will go to the wall.
Senator Bailey, of Texas, is keeping
very quiet these days. When he' got
mixed with kerosene, if he did not get
burnt, he was so badly scorched that
he dreads the fire.
If "the road to hell is paved with
good intentions" this panic has caused
an overproduction of paving material.
INI) GENERAL HOUSE FUIiMSMING (J00Dt
CASH OR CREDIT.
Yonr Old Furniture Taken Ia
TELEPHONE, JLl : i2.
5. E. Corner Vmy a:s:I Third Avcn:ie,
v is? mi !?? TP Y
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of the tip ii'Wii s
Bee end 7 lie Little Gen
Wu iv.fh to s:tv itint vc art now In H, i
to acconitnoci.'i u- out p;ili ' n.icc, ;i?vt li.
barliri simps V i- un- miccc-mii to M
lord, 1 1 T Konrtli Mini' t, Sfniili T!ii
know n a"'l he T!. c " Tin- Ki i- it. i Ii. ;uint
snppl'i d With tin. I'i'l'. now fixn.r- . I Ii.- i,,.s,
Ol it if it liii tup ' if tin- in'si South N.iciv
Iji'is. ('Ii.-irlr S:i' v.rrr roi.tliicU tli . -h
our other oic. "T.'u f ., t f i ticni," '"Ciitr
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STRINGER Cy TO AS, Props.
Power of Suacjestion.
To the thoughtful readers as well
as the clone observer of things, come
'he idea and the notion that most of
the achievements and advancements
if mankind are due very-largely to
"CTc.t5nn coming from some source.
This is so nearly exclusively, true that
there are but a few things original in
the bes-'t sen?e of the word. The great
"ilnrl of the dipovw-r of this the
Western world wis touched and in-
"'.cd to suggestive activity by perus-
'ng the journals of Palestrollo, his father-in-law,
and celebrated Portuguese
Navigator. The occurrence which
filled the mind of Franklin with sug
gestive activity resulting in the util
ity of electricity, or of Fulton, which
has developed into our present-day
system of navigation, are familiar to
most school boys of to-day. Manv
ideas and customs of England may be
traceable to ancient Germany or the
Saxons. England in return has fur
ni'ihievi thig country the basiis of its
government. The power of sugges
tion underlies most all reformatory
movements of to-day. The various re
'osmatory movements' in this govern
ment are traceable to -some suggest
ive source; whether it be an effort
at legislative restrictions upon corpo
rate wealth, or governmental owner
ship of railroads, etc.
No reader or reasonable thinker can
hardly doubt of criticise the. authen
ticity of the influence of .suggestion;
"nd this will continue true so long as
the human m'.nd is1 susceptible or sub
iect to convictions. While this is a
fact, yet it cannot be denied but that
many beneficial enterprises and ac
complishments have resulted there
from. There are few things to which
we may justly feel more in debt, both
for useful information and useful in
stitutions than the power of sugges
tion. It has proved to b one of the
Mr.cis over which improvements travel.
The reading of good books or litera
ture and rocial contact are among the
most prolific sources of these inciting
'inpressions. In a few instances these
ntimations have beem so very unique
'n their character as to be regarded by
many as an idealism or impracticable.
Th's probably can be accounted for
y it being in advance of the time in
wMrh we live or differing widelv from
ord'nary occurrences. From this cause
-nany useful experiments have been
liscouraged beyond measure, and in
ventors pronounced crazv. But. ns
time moves onward . the day dawns
when these once deuided suggestions
meet with more popular approval, the
'nterest of mankind is advance Hv.
ilization is promoted, and some' one
'? called great.
Yes, wo are living, we are dwelling
in a great and awful time:
In af; age on others telling
To be hvinig is sublime.
H. G. ALlLEN.
BISHOP PHILLIPS HOME FROM
After (spending several week's in
Texas, where he held several confer
ences, Bishop C. II. rhilliw? is nt
home. The bishop. reports having had
a successful trip to the Lone Star
state. The conference held at Tales-
Mne, Texms, was especially interest
!ng on account of the large attend
a nee and general interest created in
the meeting by the citizens of Pales
tine and Anderson County. This city is
oniy a snort distance from Tyler, Tex.,
where the Texas College is located!
wh't-h is the school of the C. M E
Church in the State, for which the
bishop's educational rally some time
i'ro resulted in such a success. Owin?
to the proximity to this big college
the attendance was large and the re--mHs
will be soon seen in that locality.
The C. M. E. connection has had a
hurch at that place for nearly twenty
ears. It was established while Rev.
ri. H. Bovd was pastorine: in Palestine.
Bishop Phillips stated to a Globe re
porter that he had the pleasure of see
ing the church built bv Dr. Bovd as
well as his old hemic place.
Mr. J. A. PORTER,
of this city is now
KIMBALL PIANO HOUSE,
FIFTH AVENUE AND UiNION ST.
THE mm IICillME
ISOQ HAMILTON i-iT.,
bor Latest htyks in Hats, Rcady-to-Wtar
Oaiimtts. Fashionable Dress
making. Ladies' and Certs' Furnishing
mis. ii. ii, oj:av & m:k,h.
Miss Julia Baugh and Mr. G. B.
Murray were quietly married 'at the
rr.'tfer.ce of the bride's mother. (107
... vim... mi, UHf. 11UIIHII llLLv."ll
i best man, Miss Atoilny Shives as
bridesmaid. They received manv
beautiful presents. The bride's cos
tume wa-s very beautiful and becom
The holiday s are quite a few weeks
off yet. but we believe in taking time
by the forcluck" and lttting people
' know what we are going todoto help
tlietn out on their t ift proPUins.
The most eeo 'Otnical a d satisfac
tory way to buy holiday good- is to
keep your eyes opt n and. snap up the
new things when they first come in
It will pay you to
Keep Your, Eyes
On Our Store
for we are going to have a greater
display of gift jroods this year than
ever before you know what that
means when you stop to th l.k of our
past holiday exhibits.
Our cases are ulnady filling up
with new things in the line of to let
sets, shaving sits, periutues, pocket
b. oks. etc. Keep watch ril keep
Kleiser Drug Co.,
242 FIFTH AVENUE S.. TEL. A1AIN-334I,
Wharf Ave. and Lafayette St.
MRS, FANNIE WILSON,
CLEAN IN (J, PRKSKIMJ, liK-P.-UKINU.
Skirls ? rally Repaired, ('loaned
CALL IN' AS' I) SKE MK.
110 Fifth Avenue. S.
STAR DRUG STORE.
I CARRY A FULL LINK OP
Urngi, Medicines, Toilet Articles, 1,. U, Water.
PO' Kwlntj Aven.itv.
Miss Almyra Shiv
Woub.l be jrla.1 to have h.-r friends
call upon h;r and see
A.NICE LINE OF SHOES
ils tu"? focr Kuhn- cp.
v wi.. he !.n