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;NASiiV.l.LL12 GLOBE, Fill DAY, JANUARY 11, 1307.
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Entered as second-class matter Tanuary 19,
1906, at the post office at Nashville, Tennes
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ter, standing or reputation of any person,
firm or corporation, which may appear in the
columns of THE NASHVILLE GLOBE will
be gladly corrected upon being brought to the
attention , of the management.
Send correspondence for publication so as
to reach this office Monday. No matter in
tended for current issue which arrives as late
8S Thursday can appear in that number, as
Thursday is press day.
All news matter sent U9 for publication
must be written only on one side of the pa
per, and should be accompanied by the name
of the contributor; not necessarily for publi
cation, but as an evidence of good faith.
The announcement comes from
North CaroHna that Collier's Weekly,
through one of its agents, has given
specific order that no business shall
be taken from Negroes. Likewise, the
announcement is heralded broadcast
from New York that the Metropolitan
Insurance Company has notified its
agents to accept no uew business irom
Negroes. The report of the actions of
Collier's agents is surprising if true,
more so than that of the insurance
company. The refusal by cither con
cern, though, to accept business of
Negroes will not hurt our race.
There are thousands of publishers
who want , our money, and there are
some insurance companies so anxious
for our patronage that they will not
inflict upon us the bumptious white
agents. But what is more important,
the refusal to accept our patronage by
white business concerns raakesit bet
ter for our own business men. '
It would seem from recent develop
ment sthat the War Department has
contracted a case of acute sensitive
ness or that it is endeavoring to exem
plify the old adage, "A guilty con
science needs no accuser." Last Sun
day the press dispatches contained the
news that the department had ordered
all the colored soldiers to the Philip
pine Islands for service. In the same
article was a ong interview with a
member of the general staff of the
army denying that the order was prej
udicial to the colored troops or that
It had been inspired by the Browns
ville affair.
The Department's explanation and
denial as voiced by the officer briefly
stated is this: All the white troops
. have seen foreign service, but only
one regiment of the colored troops has
been detailed for such service, the
Twenty-fifth Infantry, which Is at.
the Philippine Islands at present It
was formerly thought that the colored
troops were not fitted for duty in the
colonies, but the Twenty-fourth is
making such an exemplary record the
general staff advised that the colored
regiments be treated as the whites
have been; that they he required to ac
cept foreign service. The action was
not influenced by the Brownsville af
fair nor by the reports being circu
lated as to the conduct of the soldiers
at other posts. It is really a promo
tion for the men, as they will receive
an increase of 20 per cent In wages
and one year will count as two years
In their service record.
It seems strange that this explana
tion was necessary on the very day
that the order was issued. There
could be no objections cArnoment
to assigning tho colored t?ops to
any post or duty where tso whites
had been assigned prtvicusly. But
It appears from the action taken at
this particular time that the criticism
being showered upon the commander:
In-chief of the army has caused the
troops, to be withdrawn under fire.
Then, again, this order , has recalled
and given added importance to an or
der recently sent that enlisting officers
should use every effort to enlist
"white" men. It looks as if the de
partment is trying to promote the col
ored troops out of the army.
According to statistics gathered by
one of the' daily papers of the North,
during the year 1906, 73 persons were
lynched in the United States, This is
an Increase of eight victims over 1905.
One hundred and thirty-five were
lynched in 1901 96 in 1902, 104 in
1903, 87 in 1904. Mississippi lead? all
the states in the number of victims,
13 having met death at the hands of
tho mob. This, however, is 7 less for
the state than in 1905. Louisiana had
9; Georgia, 9; Texas,' 6; Florida, '6;
Alabama, 5; South Carolina, 5; North
Carolina, 5; Arkansas, 4; Kentucky, 3;
Missouri, 3; Tennessee, 2; Indian Ter
ritory, 1; Maryland, 1; Colorado, 1.
Of the number killed three were white
and 70 colored, one of the latter being
a woman.
The most interesting part of the sta
tistics is that which ' relates , to the
crimes punished by the mob. The
following are the crimes apportioned:
Quintuple murder, dual murder, mur
der and robbery, assault and mur
trlple criminal assault, miscegenation,
improper proposals, petty robbery,
carrying a loaded pistol; theft of a
yearling calf, disorderly conduct, one
victim each; quadruple murder, 4;
attempted murder, 11; murder, 15;
criminal assault 13; attempted crimi
nal assault, 19. It is to be noted that
persons that were kileld In riots like
that of Atlanta are not included in
the list.
These statistics put at rest the con
tention of President Roosevelt and
others that the crime of lynching is
most generously provoked by criminal
assault. Less tnan one-fifth of those
to meet death at the hand of the mob
were alleged to be guilty of the "un
mentionable crime," and only about
one-fourth had been accused of at
tempting the crime. The sta
tistics snow tt?at in some com
munities, owing to a
ment of the law, a
lax enforee
Negro may
be lynched for any cause which the
white man may decide is a capital
crime. They further emphasize the
fact that with all the machinery of
justice in his hands, the legislative,
executive and judicial, the southern
whites, and we say southern whites
because lynehlngs are more general In
this section than in others and it is
here that the Negro has the least in
fluence in the shaping of public af
fairs, are afraid to trust their own
men to dispense that even-handed jus
tice to which every man Is entitled.
If any section of the country should
enforce the laws more than another,
that , section is the South.
We have never been very enthusias
tic as a supporter of the various ex
slave pension movements that have
Deen inaugurated wntreby the ex-
slaves were to receive a pension fnn
the general government But, it does
seem that these ex-slaves are as much
entitled to a pension as various com
munities of the South which are asking
for reimbursement with interest for
the damage done by the federal armies
during the late Civil War.
lowa starts mo new year with a
new brand of lynching. A white man
charged with the murder of his wife
and child was taken from the jail and,
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after a prayer service, was lynched
The victim, who was about GO years
old, had been demented for a number
of years. A nf-w brand of lynihing
but an old method of "casting out the
devils." First pray and then kill! It
reminds one of the stories about the
Salem witches.
The "Washington Bee has come out
as a strong derender of Booker Wash
ington, having devoted almost a
whole issue to Tuskegee and its work.
Now some of the papers of the coun
try, which have heretofore joined ed
itor Chas in fighting the Wizard of
Tuskegee, want to know how : much
the veteran newspaper mas got If
there is anything in it, doubtless they
want to be put next
Senator Joe Bailey, the great consti
tutional lawyer from Texas, is not
worried about whether Roosevelt vio
lated his constitutional authorities in
dismissing "without honor" the bat
talion of the Twenty-fifth Infantry,
lie is trying to pour oil no not oil,
for the mere mentioning of the word
i3 nauseating to the statesman from
Texas upon the troubled waters.
The report comes from Chattanooga
that Sheriff Shlpp, his deputies and
the other men who are charged with
contempt by the Supreme Court will
soon be arrested. We Jiopo it is true.
The guilty persons should he convicted
and receive the full penalty provided
by the law.
The stories coming through the
newspapers concerning the crimes of
the black regiments show tha the art
ist who was located at Mole St. Nich
olas during the Spanish-American
skirmish has changed his base of op
The Hon. James K. Vardaman, Gov
ernor of Mississippi, has been accused
of graft by one of the state officials.
The only thing "urprising is that the
charge Is not worse. .
The legislators are trying to drive
whisky out of the state by legislative
enactment. Heretofore they have used
other methods for getting rid of the
Gov. John I. Cox must think he is a
second Theodore Roosevelt, judging by
the length of his message.
The Globe has expanded.
How do
you like the change?
The pupils of this school spent the
holidays pleasantly. Nearly all of
them, at one time or another, were
present at some little social affair,
which has already been noted in the
columns of the Globe.
That was a neat and opportune five-
minute talk which Prof. Smith gave
the pupils on the first day of school
in the New Year. According to his
comparison, the New Year was to the
pupils as a fresh block of marble to
the sculptor. As the sculptor saw an
angel in the uncut stone that lay be
fore him, so each pupil ought to see
in the New Year a higher and purer
ideal and ought to entertain fresh
hopes for a better and brighter future.
That as the sculptor would not touch
marble without a definite plan and
idea of what he wished to create, so
the pupils ought not to enter upon the
New Year without meditating upon
what they wished to accomplish this
year. Their aim3 should be higher and
their efforts more strenuous to succeed
than ever before.
Mr. Eugene Taylor, who was ab
sent from school several days on ac
count of the serious illness of his fa
ther, has returned.
Miss Maud Webster, a pupil In the
9th-A grade, was married last week to
Mr. Herbert Voorhies, of the class of
Mr. Willis Summers and Mr. John
Caldwell have returned from Okla
homa, where they went to spend the
Examinations occur next week, and
there is a feeling of nervousness
among the pupils, copeciolly . among
the Seniors.
All Allen C. E. Leagues' or their
representatives, are hereby notified to
please be prepared to pay 50 cents at
the meeting to be held January 13,
1907, at Salem. .This Is required to
meet the incidental expenses from
time to time that will occur. All pas
tors who can't be present on that day
please send hi3 50 cents and repre
sentative of his church League.
MISS M. B. TOPP, Sec'y.
At the annual meeting cf the Gloue
Publishing Company last Monday
evening,, the following gentlemen were
re-elected by acclamation: J. O. Bat
tle, president; C. II. Burrill, secretary;
H. Allen Boyd, treasurer; 1). A. Hart,
manager. ,
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A very sad death was that of Mrs.
Ella Hill Morrow, which occurred at
the residence of her father, Mr. Rut
lege Hill,' January 2. A large number
of friends and lelatlves attended the
funeral at 'Salem Presbyterian
Church, of which she was a consist
ent member. Services were conducted
by he pasor, Rev. Mr. Macklln, assist
ed by Revs. Mr. C. Norman and T. W.
Hampton, of the A. M. E. Church.
Rev. P. E. Greggs eulogized her life
beautifully as a teacher. She had
taught in Maury and adjoining coun
ties. Mrs. Morrow was a woman ot
splendid traits of character;.; admired
and loved by all who. knew the", and
that was tested by tha lun$ Tc cf
carriages that followed her - remains
to beautiful Salem Cemetery, eight
miles from here, where flowers were
spread over her last resting place.
Mr., Hampton, of Meharry
Medical College, spent Saturday and
Sunday with- his wife, who. is here
from Mississippi to spend the winter
with her mother, Mrs. Maria Andrews.
Miss Agnes Pulor Hampton will
leave this week-for Hoffman Hall,
Nashville, where she will attend
school. . -
Mr. Harlen Green visited Nashville
friends last week.
Mr. Ed Hill, of New York, who was
at the bedside of his sister, Mrs. Mor
row, when she died, will return in a
few weeks.
Mrs. E. H. Brown has returned from
Decatur, Ala.
The first quarterly conference dur
ing the pastorage of Rev. N. Smith,
held by Rev. Jackson, proved a suc
cess in every respect
The board members and others pres
ent for watch service, enjoyed a New
Year's gift of fruits from the Sunday
1 The Ebenezer Stock Company, un
der the directions of Mr. Henry H
walker, played with .. great success
their play, "A Woman's Way," for the
second time on Monday , evening at
Prostess Chapel.
A beautiful Christmas paper was
written by Mis3 Martha Little, stu
dent of the Catholic School on Lea
avenue, and sent to her sister in Vir
ginia. Mrs. Helen Cheatham, wife of Dr.
Cheatham, a graduate of Meharry, re
turned to her home in Pine Bluff, Ark.
One of the most attractive social
events of the winter season was a
party given by the ' Delicatessen
Club during the holidays, at the res
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Green Hall,
1820 West Jefferson street.
ine decorations tnrcugnout were
very artistic. The double parlors were
effective in white chrysanthemums,
American beauties and roses. In the
reception hall' frappe was served from
a cut glass punch bowl by Misses Ade
laide Allison and Luella Mayberry.
The tabls : was covered with cluny
lace and at each end stood a large sil
ver receptacle of white chrysanthe
The reception began at 8 o'clock,
the receiving' party including Mrs,
Cora Hall and Miss King. The dan
cing began at 9 and at 10:30 an ele
gant hot supper was served.
The party included Misses Nannie
B. Allison, Anna L. Mayberry, Mamie
Whittaker, Eloise Frierson, Willie
B. Dodson, Clara Frierson, Lula Grant
Cleopatra Evans, Emma James, Lu-
venia McLemoii, Hattle Bramlett
Hattie Bryant, Mayme Allison, Mamie
Brown, Selene Peterson, Millie May
berry, Sadie Harding, Virginia Whit
taker, Fannie Hayes, Georgia Buford
Bessie Harding, Bell Smith, Messrs,
Charles W. Smith, J. A. Simson, Char
lie Morten, J. B. Frierson, Walter
Clark, James L. Hunter, Anthony Por
ter, Wade H. McCree, Dr. George Reid
James Hurt, Samuel Rhddes, Law
rence Creel, Clarence W. Laprade,
Dunson, George Yowell, Samue!
Tenner, Hyram Harding, Allen Whit
taker, Mclvin Hayes, J. O. Battle,
Henry Gordon, David Saundew, Dr,
George Rcid.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Garret, of 919
Blank street, entertained in honor 0:
their son and daughter, Theodore and
Bessie, during the holidays. A jolly
crowd enjoyed a merry time. The
parlor windows were adorned with
mistletoe, and red bells while bright
lights welcomed all. The color scheme
was cherry and white, which was car
ried throughout' the house. .F.trin
music was furnished by Messrs. Smith
Bradford and Bass. Dancing was the
feature of the evening. At a late hour
the gue&ts repaired to tho dining room
where cake, v.ine, nuts and candy
were' -served by Mesdames Garrett,
Crockett and Faulkner. Thoso win
partook of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett's hos
pitality were: Misses Daisy Tjrce,
Willa Hurt, MaudWeb,ster, Evalena
Barnes, Anna F. Brame, Yanuoy
Webster, Pearl Oten, Florence Ot.cn,
Bruc.e Mai Ewing, Katie Steel, Velma
Mai Moslcy, Louella Mayberry. Aic'r.
Allison, Clara Frierson, Ftc"- ' -ble,
Florence LaPrade, Bent"' '
Prade, Corine McGavock, Dora ,
Buelah Formor, of Chattanc; i
Bessie E. Garrett, Messrs. J
Leach, Edward Allen, Richs?'4
kins, : Jessie FIte, David Al-d-Ernest
Brown, George Upshaw,
eph Webster, Charles Greer, I
Hurt, Stanley White, George F
Hadley Fite, Allison Floyd, C:
LaPrade, Charles Fields, of ;K
leans; Scovel Richardson, '.Wii'aau
Hurt, Cleveland Houston, ' Edward
Whlttaker, Smith Bradford, Baas,
and Theodore B. Garrett.
..The 'Eureka Dancing Class, which
has been governed by Mr. Dock Liner
for the last three years is enjoying the
greatest of success. The large crowds
which are attending the class are
highly pleased with the order and the
high-class dances which are put on,
Mr. Liner has been the recipient of
three beautiful gifts from the class be-
quires of all. The class will continue
open every Monday and Friday nights
during, 1907, as during 1905-190(5. The
school has made its reputation and Is
a credit to the city. Those who have
accepted the opportunity to learn to-
dance correctly, now go through the
figures with military precision.
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Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saunders,, of
North Mary street, sumptuously enter-"
tained a limited number one evening
last week in honor of Mr. and Mrs..
, T A&AXCIiLXA illlllvt UUU -'- . .
Sylves. The unique cottage wa3
handsomely and -artistically decorated
with cut flowers, palms and ornament
al designs. The following ladies and
gentlemen were present: Mr. and Mrs.
Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Davis, Mr, and
Messrs. Dock Liner, O. II. Sublett, An
drew Sylves, J. R. Robinson, Eugene
Sylves, Frank Sylves, Harlan
and Master Napoleon Davis. AfS.nr the
enjoyment of games and music a most
elaborate four-course menu was
served. The participants left feeling,
highly complimented.
The Christmas tree of the Taber
nacle Baptist Church, Monday night,
was very mucn enjoyea. ine. .super
1 my . , .
intendent, Miss C. E. Lewis, Is to be,
commended for the manner in which
she handled the little folks.
Mr. Lucian Searcy left last Friday
night for Nashville to enter Fisk Uni
Tne wane at Mrs. canara s on
Turly street, will long be remembered.
Miss Eva M. Reed, a teacher in
the city school of Brownsville, Tenn.,
was the guest of Miss Lillie Owen on
Jeanette street.
Mrs. Mary Brooks, of Ft. Worth,
Texas, is visiting her parents on Polk
street. -
Miss Lenora Kneeland is visiting ia
Wednesday evening - the Young
Men's Club entertained at the resi
dence of Mrs. Ewell on Moore avenue.
Miss Lula Hopson, teacher of stfin,
ography at Howe Institute is in Nash
ville visiting her mother.
Mrs. Gertrude Byars, of Michigan,
is tn the city visiting relatives on
Wrilliam avenue.
Miss Lillie Owen delightfully enter
tained Thursday evening, December
27, at her home, 654 Jeanette street
The parlor was beautifully decorated
with holly and Christmas bell3.
Games and musical selections , were
the amusements of the evening. At
11:30 o'clock' a four-course menu was
served. Those present were Misses
Pearl and Elnora Hodges, Misses .Net
tie and Ella D. Thomas, Misses Eva
and Elizabeth Reed, of Brownsville,
Drs. G. P. Bell, J. L. Delaney, E.' E.
Nesbltt, Professors M. L. Jones, J.
T. Franklin and Samuel Owen, W. J.
Daniel, Samuel Currie, Rev. T. J.
Townsend, of Brownsville.
Mr. Noah Bond, of -Lane College,
Jackson, Tenn., spent the holidays in
the city.
Rev. T. J. Townsend, of Brownsville,
was in the city Thursday attending
the meeting of the Board of the B. Y.
P. U.
Friday evening the young people of
the Tabernacle Baptist Church gave
an old-fashion "nut cracking" at the
come or the pastor, ti. (J. Owen, boi
Jeanette street. Games and music
were prominent amusements. All ex
pressed themselves as having highly
enjoyed the entertainment beyond th
On Saturday evening Misses Ella D.
and .Nettie Thomas entertained at
their beautiful residence on St. Paul
street. A very elaborate two-coursa
menu was served, Mrs. M. E. Plumps
presiding over the punch bowl. Thosa
present were Mcsdamss Smith. Galvin,
Plump, Misses Maggie Fleming, Ora
and Elizabeth Reed, Lillie and Lena
Owen, Messrs. Plump, Davis, Mitchcl
Byas, Martin, and Samuel Owen.
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