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The Nashville Globe.
Published Every Friday in the Year, Rooral
a. Odd Fellowi Hall, No. 447 Fourth Ave
nue, North, Nashville, Tenn.,
Telephone 4323-L.
J. O. BATTLE ..Editob
Entered as second-class matter January to,
1906, at the post office at Nashville, Tennes
see, under the act of Congress of March 3,
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not later than Tuesday 9 a. m. of each week.
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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
te 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
as Thursday can appear in , that number, as
Thursday is press day.
All news matter sent us 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.
To say the least, it is a bit tiresome
at times to read some of the gratuitous
advice handed out by some of the self
styled "best friends" of the Negro
when an example of fidelity upon the
part of some member of our race is
given publicity. Wo of the younger
generation are constantly exhorted to
"follow in the footsteps of the ante
bellum Negro be faithful and obe
dient to the white people, do not seek
. impossible things and the race prob
lem is solved," Is the burden of the
advice constantly doled out with the
passing of some of the older persons
of our race.
If one were to judge only from the
fulminations of some of these white
men who being not unkind to the Ne
gro, set themselves as mentors for our
race, the conclusion would be drawn
that a majority of the Negroes born
since emancipation are lazy, untrust
worthy, vindictive, useful only for
lynching purposes. Some of these
"best friends," these ante-bellum white
folks, conscientiously believe that the
young Negro is a failure. But they
are wrong.
During the time intervening be
tween the emancipation and the pres
ent day the Negro has made wonder
ful strides forward. The record of
his progress will not suffer from be
ing brought into comparison with that
of any other race so shortly removed
from alavery. Were the Negro, the
Negro born since the war of the Re
bellion, to be specific, ljvsy, untrust
worthy, vindictive, and seeking the
impossible by which i3 meant social
equality the South would not be en
joying the greatest prosperity in its
history. The bumper crops, the un
precedented output of the mines, much
of the work of the factory, are but re
sults of his labor.
It is as true of the Negro as of any
other race that some of the younger
members are worthless, but we ven
ture the assertion that the proportion
of working Negroes is higher than
that of the whites. As for seeking
social equality, the greatest worry
that the young Negro finds ia how to
prevent the white man from seeking
social equality sub rosa with the
women of our race.
These "best friends" of the Negro
can be of great service to us and with
their progeny can help solve the prob
lem. But the first thing they should
realize is that the question will never
be settled unless both races are press
ing towards the same goal. Nor will
it ever be settled on ante-bellum prac
tices, no matter how pleasant the rela
tions were then. Let our friends
learn this and then give us advice.
The San Francisco school muddle
has been settled by a compromise in
which the Japanese school children
are to be permitted to enter the white
schools while Japanese laborers are
to be barred from entering the
United States. At least, the San Fran
cisco Board of Education and Mayor
Schmitz came to this agreement with
President Roosevelt and Secretary
Root Whether Japan Is willing to
draft a treaty with this country in
which these provisions will be rec
ognized remains to be seen. Late
accounts from Toklo express general
displeasure with the amendment to
the Immigration Bill, which wa3 bo
drawn as to meet the terms of the
When it is taken into consideration
that of the 60,000 children attending
the public schools of San Francisco,
only 93 are Japanese, the yap in the
woodpile can be easily found. The whole
fight is one against the Japanese as la
berers. The real fear of the labor leader-politicians
of the Pacific coast is
that the industrious Japs will prove
the superior of the white man in the
business and Industrial fields of the
The Commissioner appointed by the
Supreme Court to take the evidence
in the Sheriff Shipp and others con
tempt proceedings at Chattanooga,
brought out just such evidence
might have been expected. One
of the first things shown is the gross
legligence upon the part of the offi
cers of the law. One witness, an edi
tor of a daily paper, swore that the
Criminal Court Judge and the Attor-rey-General
knew of the proposed
lynching about 8:30 o'clock the night
it occurred, and called Sheriff Shipp
over the phone and informed him.
Another witness, an Ignorant, unlet
tered white woman, who had been con
fined in the cell next to that occupied
by Ed Johnson the night he was
killed, testified that the night Jailer
informed her a few minutes before the
mob attacked the jail that she had
better return to the cell, that there
was to be a lynching that night. Still
another testified that the jailer moved
his family the evening of the attack.
A man from Georgia stated that he
had been requested to join the mob by
three other men whose names he gave.
He stated further that these men said
that they had assurances that the
Sheriff and his deputies would not be
at the jail.
Several of the government's wit
nesses have disappeared and pending
the search for them the trial has been
postponed until the latter part of next
month. From the evidence given In
50 far it seems that a strong case has
been made against the officers. The
evidence also shows that others than
the Negro are adepts at protecting
The United States Senate has em
powered the President to join with
Great Britain or the other powers to
investigate the brutalities practiced
upon the natives of the Congo Free
State under the rule of King Leopold
of Belgium. This action was brought
lbout by the several Protestant re
ligious bodies, white and black, whose
missionaries have sent in vivid ac
'oimts of the inhuman treatment the
natives are subjected to in the rubber
'amps. Fostering the movement,
however, is an English society the
activity of which caused Great Brit
ain to take the lead In preparing for
an investigttion.
In the January-February Voice John
Daniels, Secretary of the Congo Re
form Association, writes of the wretch
ednes of the Congo natives. One can
r-carcely conceive how such iniquitous
practices as are In vogue in the Congo
can prevail in this day of civilization.
Leopold's rule is a blot upon the es
cutcheon of humane government.
Scarcely a week passes but a murder
is attempted or committed In Nash
ville. Frequently those charged with
these crimes are members of our race.
as are the victims. Too many of the
criminals of this class are sent to
the penitentiary. The moral atmos
phere would be cleared in this vicin
ity if one or two dozen of these Mur
derers were hanged aufiually. . ..
The Oklahoma Constitutional Con
vention seema to be a regular menag
erie of Incompetents. If left to them
selves to adopt a constitution when
the territory becomes a state it would
not need any new laws for the next
fifty years. From the evidence In the
convention's case it ought to be dis
missed at once and without honor.
Mr. Roozevelt, acting upon the ad
vice of some of the colored men in
Ohio, cut Columbus, O., off his Itiner
ary on his visit to Indianapolis to un
veil the Lawton monument The
President had promised to visit a col
ored fair In the city which it appears
is to be nothing more than a gather
ing of gamblers.
South Carolina has repealed its
slate dispensary law and for one week
while the change is being made to
the county system will have absolute
prohibition. Said the Governor, of
South Carolina to the Governor of
North Carolina now really, what did
he say?
The Texas Investigation Committee
has Senator Bailey on the gridirons.
It develops that the "Babe" has
smashed Mrs. Chadwick's record for
Now that Dr. Feist has been con
victed on the charge of murder in the
first degree, we can give our undi
vided attention to the Thaw trial.
The councilman who opposed an in
crease in the number of schools for the
colored people received a lemon. .
Memphis, Mobile and other cities in
he South are advertising colored
fairs. Business must be booming.
To-day is Washington's birthday.
Truthful George ought to have been
y resent at Brownsville.
News has Just reached Nashville
that Rev. John E. Ford, D. D., pastor
of the largest Baptist Church in Den
ver, Col., will visit the world's Fifth
Sunday School Convention, which is to
be held in Rome, Italy, during the
month of May. Rev. Ford at one time
attended Fisk University, but later
graduated from the Chicago University
with high honors. His friends in Nash
ville will be delighted to know that
he will make this trip in behalf of his
interest' in the Sunday school work
with which he is closely identified.
It is stated that Dr. Ford will go from
Denver to Boston, Mass., where he will
embark on his long journey to visit
that once famous European city. In
company with Dr. Ford, It is learned
that Rev. James E. Shepherd, the In
ternational Sunday School Secretary,
of Raleigh, North Carolina, will go.
It was rumored, and, in fact, it is not
yet definitely settled that Rev. C. H.
Clark, D. D., who is Chairman of the
National Baptist Publishing Board and
pastor of ML Olive Baptist Church,
will go. It is stated on good author
ity that if Dr. Clark will make known
to his church that he desires this trip
they will unhesitatingly arrange to
send him. The entire trip will cost
something over $350, which includes
first-class passage and hotel bills. Aft
er the Convention in Rome is over the
entire party will take side trips to the
' Holy Land," and up into the Interior
of Europe. On returning, Dr. Ford
may come via. Nashville, but this is
not certain.
The January issue of Alexander's
Magazine (Boston, Mass.) was de
layed on account of a fire which de
stroyed the first section of the maga
zine after it had been printed. The
issue, like most issues of this maga
zine, is excellent. Among the special
articles of interest is one on "Light
From Dark Races." Another article.
"The True Story of the Brownsville
Affair," gives the Negro view of the
Nashville is well represented in
the current issue of The Voice (Chi
cago), formerly The Voice of the Ne
gro. Prof. John W. Work contributes
1 Instructions and Lessons given in Piano, Organ,
Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Voice and Harmony.
TERMS OF 1906-1907.
J. H. CopelanJ, Prop.
Pine Rigs of Every Description.
on the "Songs of the Southland." Jas
per Tappan Phillips' name appears in
the table of contents as contributing a
poem, but it seems that for some rea
son or other it was left out. Mr. Luke
Mason contributes a cartoon.
Mr. William A. Jackson, of Montre
al, Canada, spent several days in the
city this week, leaving Thursday for
his home. While in the city he was
carried to most of the places of in
terest, and on Wednesday evening
was entertained with a supper by Mr.
and Mrs. Ross Moore and Mrs. Flor
ence Kemp, of State street. This was
Mr. Jackson's first visit to Nashville,
and he expressed himself as being
highly pleased with the reception
which he met
It is the usual custom whenever
a ship Is christened to break over
its bow a bottle of champagne. A
friend of The Globe, who being un
able to attend the recent anniversary
celebration of the birth of the paper,
thought that the paper was about old
enough to be christened, and, after
sending his regrets in a letter, sent
the fluid to be used for the christen
ing purposes by express. It arrived
this week. That is, the broken bottle
in a box from which floated the odor
of champagne, arrived this week. A
representative of The Globe tried to
interview some of the members of the
Globe Company, but they were too
busy to say anything other than thank
the friend In the North who was so
thoughtful. None of the Globe Com
pany "cuss!"
Mrs. Heseltine Ellington.
Mrs. Heseltine Ellington departed
this life February 17, 197, in Mem
phis, Tenn., at the home of her grand
son, Albeit Williams. Mrs. Ellington
was born and reared in the state of
Georgia, near Macon. She was mar
ried to Peter Ellington several years
before the Civil War. To this union
were born eleven children, of whom
Rev. W. S. Ellington, Editorial Secre
tary of the National Baptist Publish
ing Board, and pastor of the First
Baptist Church of this city, is the fifth
Peter Ellington died twenty years
ago; thus the care of the home and
the education of the children were de
volved upon Mrs. Ellington. No sacri
fice was too great for her to make
that her children might receive a lib
eral education and make useful men
and women of themselves. Of the sev
Ga children that survive her, three are
ministers of the Gospel, one is a
school teacher and all are Baptists.
The remains of Mrs. Ellington were
taken to Gallaway, Tenn., and burled
beside her husband, Peter Ellington,
in the cemetery of Union Hill Baptist
Church, of which she was a member
for more than thirty years.
Besides the seven children men
tioned above, there are nine grand
children, and four great-grand-children
to mourn her loss.
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M-'07tr '
Mrs Margaret Barnes, a former res
ident of Nashville, but now of Mem
phis, will spend the summer with her
mother, Mrs. Anderson, in this city.
Mis. Barnes moved from h PTP tr Mom.
phis some time ago, . so that she '
could be with her husband, Mr. Ell

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