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The Nashville Globe.
Published Every Friday in the Yew, Kooia
1. Odd Fellowi Hall, No. 447 Fourth At
nue, isortn, ivasimlle, lean.,
Telephone 43JJ-L.
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per, and should be accompanied by the name
of the contributor; not necessarily for publi
cation, but as an evidence of good faith.
The official conduct of Chief of Po
lice Curran and Sergeant Sadler have
been investigated and, following the
usual procedure of the Civil Service
Commission, they have been exoner
ated. The trial was interesting, but
the outcome -was not surprising.
Who, for instance, was so unsophis
ticated as to even haxbor the faintest
hope that Sergeant Sadler, the "Ter
ror of Black Bottom," would be ad
judged guilty of the charges preferred
against him? Oh, no! Sadler has
beaten too many Negroes to be con
victed of infractions of the rules of
the police department
The evidence, though, brought out
the fact that some of these "terrors"
who are so fierce that their very pres
ence produces order, these heroes in
miniature, who know no other law
while in "Black Bottom" other than
the dictates of their own conscience,
became so tame when tbey reached
the portion of the city Inhabited by
the elite gamblers that they would
eat out of the hands of men suspected
of violating the law so tame, in fact,
that after eating they would walk off
without paying their bills!
One other feature of the investiga
tion tends to confirm the oft-repeated
assertion that when an alleged crimi
nal appears before the City Court and
his prosecutor is a policeman, his
chances for justice are slim. One of
ficer in his evidence said that he
would not believe another upon oath.
We have heard that there is honesty
among thieves; surely the same thing
holds good among policemen.
The report which received wide cir
culation, that Gov. James K. Varda
man had, to use the vernacular, "got
religion," appears to be untrue. The
young, long-haired individual, who be
forehis advent into politics was an
editor, is too thoroughly acquainted
with the value of newspaper adver
tising to be converted at the first re
vival meeting he attended. He, like
most other hardened sinners who
have an eye to the main chance, pre
fers to be on the anxious seat where
he can attract the attention and en
list the sympathy of the elect.
But, even if Vardaman should pro
fess a hope in Christ would it change
his attitude toward the Negro? We
think not. The race question is his
chief political asset in his fight for
the United States senatorshlp and,
knowing the better results to jbe
achieved from appealing to prejudice
j-ather than to reason, he would
scarcely be guilty of throwing away
his trump card in a game where he
has for an opponent one of the
shrewdest men sent from Mississippi
for a quarter of a century. The fu
ture life presents fewer attractions
for Vardaman at this juncture than
the senatorial toga.
If young Mr. Vardaman not "Old
Man Vardaman," as some of our con
temporaries seem to think does en
ter the fold and should practice the
teachings of Christ sufficiently tq tell
the truth upon the hustings concern
ing the Negroes of Mississippi, it
would be one of the greatest surprises
or recent years. The conversion
would be like that of Saul of Tarsus
There have been so many followers
of the lowly Jesus whose panaceas for
solving the race problem is based
upon their Individual prejudices, in
stead of upon the teachings of the
Master whom they profess to serve,
that the long-haired individual from
Mississippi will find himself in good
religious company, no matter how far
he may go in his denunciation of the
Negro. Religion would not change
Vardaman. He wants to be a senator.
San Francisco's display of her petty
jealousies or prejudices toward the
Japanese will do more to arouse sen
timent for a strong centralized gov
ernment than all the pronuncia
nientos of Roosevelt and Root
As we have pointed out here
tofore, the people of the country, as
a whole, like the Japanese and wel
come them to the confines of the
United States. Yet, a few cities on
coast " controlled by labor unions
would bring on complications that
are liable to embroil the whole coun
try in a war.
In the event that these complica
tions which seem to be on the in
crease, should involve this country in
war, what position would the Negro
take? Would he forget that the Jap
anese would be fighting to break up
the very thing against which we as a
race have complained, take up his
gun and defend "old glory?" Or,
would he, naturally sympathizing with
Japan, aid that country? Or would
he remain neulral, simply tending to
his own business as a private citizen?
If "state rights" and city rights to
volve this nation in a war with a first
class foreign power such as Japan Is,
the race problem will take on an im
portance never known before in this
Georgia celebrated the inauguration
of Gov. Hoke Smith, the one man
mbre than any other, excepting only
the editor of the Atlanta News, upon
whom the responsibility for the At
lanta massacre will fall, by lynching a
white man at Dalton. Gov. Smith in his
inaugural address said that the su
premacy of the law must be upheld
and lynchers punished. Let's see if
he will punish these rascals at Dalton.
We were only using or attempting
to use sarcasm when we referred to
the current reports that "respectable"
white men were guilty of social
crimes Any married man guilty of
crimes of which some white men are
accused in this city are beneath re
spect. Sheriff Johns should round up
the whole layout and lock them up.
There shouM be no favoriteism shown
in enforcing the laws.
If only Southern born Negroes are
eligible for positions as teachers in
the colored schools, then why not ap
ply the same rule to the white
schools? Was Superintendent Web
ber born in the South? Does he
understand the peculiar conditions
here in the South? Let efficiency be
hanged we must have teachers born
in the South! We want none of these
Northern notions!
John Temple Graves has drifted
from a monomaniac to a common lu
natic. Roosevelt carry Georgia and
Tennessee! Brownsville was a great
hit with the South, but it will not bal
ance the Booker 'Washington lunch.
Perhaps, though, there is method in
Graves' madness. lie talks like an
editor looking for a sinecure.
"Last chance" and "First chance"
have moved from the corporation
lines to the heart of the city. The po
lice ought to break up the hullabaloos
easily now and keep the women from
The Gazetteer and Guide is out
for Fairbanks as the next republican
nominee for President. We thought
Editor Ross a democrat and that he
wanted Ben Tillman to be the next
chief Executive
Last Sunday just we three an no
more drove out in the cool morning
air and bright sunshine to spend the
uay in the woods. After tne dust,
noise, and dirt of the city, how tresh
aud grten the grass and trees looked,
and now inviting the shade. We
passed by farms well cultivated, over
nvers iiowing to the sea, by hills rais
mo lueir wouy crests in imposing
grandeur. It was indeed delightful
when we came to White's Creek we
lound all along its winding banks veJ
hides of outing parties taking advan
tage of this beautiful spot of nature,
We leit the woods, and coming out in
the clearing, found a very large tree
that soemeu to oaer shade aud suelter.
we rested Here, untied our horse, and
turned him out to graze, and then gave
ourselves up to tne deiight ot the situ
ation, and the enjoyment of the hour.
Down the slope at our feet the creek
ran with a gentle, murmuring ripple.
so delightful to the ear. Further away
from us under a tree a man was feed
ing his cows and mules, and still fur
intr away under another large tree
was a party of pleasure seeiiers a
wagon full of a merry crowd.
About noon the siiy became dark.
and a heavy gust of wind blew, and
everything looked very threatening;
but it blew over after a few drops of
rain had fallen, and all was serene
again, lhe bracing air' soon made ua
feel like eating, and we soon had
spread out on newspapers, of which
we were well supplied, some nice dain
ties, suitable for such an occasion. Af
ter lunch we went to watch the fish,
utie minnows, and large fish swim
ming in the water. I gathered some
pebbles as a remembrance of one of
the happiest days 1 have spent.
w e went home in the cool of the
evening, refreshed, light-hearted and
full of the joy of a day spent near to
the heart of nature.
One thing that struck me most was
why is it that so few of our people
take aavantage or these quiet spots
outside our busy, dusty city? Do not
we, most of us who have to work for
our daily bread, need recreation most
of all? Do not we need to get out
in the fresh air, and God's pure sun
light, and stretch our lungs, open our
hearts and expand to the joys of na
Dr. Wm. M. Polk, of New York, and
dean of the modioli faculty of Cor
nell University, delivered an address
Sunday, June 23, a,t the semi-centennial
exercises at the corner-stone
of the University of the South, lo
cated at Sewanee, Tenn. The sub
ject of the address was Education of
the Negro.
Dr. Polk's address was but an im
passioned rehash of the same old plat
itudes with reference to fie Negro
which have been trotted out so many
times to do service before Southern
audiences, to tickle their prejudices
and gain their plaudits.
Dr. Polk, in his address, followed in
the same old well-worn ruts made
deep and sleek by the mental wheels
of the vehicles used by his predeces
sors in hauling about their ideas,
opinions aud prejudices Negro ware
for exhibition before Southern audi
ences. Ho did not utter a single new
or original word, phrase or thought,
that the public has not heard a dozen
times over from 'Jeff Davis, of Arkan
sas; Vardaman and his side partner,
Dickson, author of "The Black Wolf's
Breed," of Mississippi; Preacher
Penny, of Texas; Tom Dixon, of
South Carolina; John Temple Graves,
of Georgia, and a host cf other ambi
tious but smaller luminaries. The
speech of one is the speech of all.
But the purpose of this comment on
Dr. Polk's address Is to call attention
to his downright poor reasoning. The
address, like the water-monster in
habiting the Loarnean marshes of Ar
golis, known in Grecian mythology as
the Hydra the monster with one body
but many heads so was Dr. Polk's
address, it had as many inconsisten
cies as the fabled monster had heads.
Let Dr. Polk speak. Read carefully
and listen attentively as you follow
him through the following rambling
and inconsistent paragraphs:
"The tmth is, these people are
children, and there is no more to ex
pect or fear from them than from
children. Pouroxl into this country
in its almost primitive state, they are
scattered through it. in large bodies.
Where the proportion of white to
black was so small it needed but some
spirit of aggression for them to rise
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Come and se for Yourself.
Remember we are Sole Agents for W. L. Douglas Shoes.
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ies ol all Kinds.
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Promptly attended to.
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and seize their liberty. Is it likely
that any other of the many tribes and
races that have come in here since
Columbus landed would have accept
ed such a condition? Again, when
deprived of the franchise he tamely
submitted. No race that will not
give its life for its freedom, who will
not venture it for its civil rights, is
likely to stand before the competition
of such a people as began and devel
oped the habits and customs, the
hopes and aspiration of the English
speaking races. I venture to say that
deep down in tho more acute minds of
this people, a glimmering if not a real
ization of this fact is taking form.
The masses probably give it no spe
cial thought, at least not along the
lines just outlined, but their better
minds must be dwelling upon this, the
problem of their race, and I do not
question that one of the remedies
therein suggested is amalgamation;
and right here let it be understood
that that remedy, of doubtful benefit
to the black race and ruin to the
white, is more threatening than any
other outcome of the racial contact
"The purest stream bactUa.bs u
unchecked contamination. Such re
sults are not the work of a day, a
year, or even years, but can be niaikeu
by decades and centuries, but they
progress as surely as the rising and
il.u of ihe sun. Do not think this
danger lies in the aggression of the
blacks, for they rest upon tho loose
morality of the outlying elements of
the white race. First and foremost,
see to it that their women are left
alone. If there is one fact more than
another which -has been beaten in
upon our race in dealing with subject
peoples, it is this dictum. Therefore
in this matter let the laws be as sav
age as those of Draco. We can scarce
ly go too far in1 devising means to
stamp out the curse."
In the first sentence of the first par
agraph Dr. Polk says that "these peo
ple are children and there is no more
to expect or fear from them than
from children;" but hold these last
words in your mind and then read
these uttered in the same paragraph:
"The masses probably give it no spe
cial thought, at least not along the
lines just outlined, but their better
minds must be dwelling upon this,
the problem of their race, and I do not
question that one of the remedies
therein suggested is amalgamation;
and right here let it be understood
that that remedy, of doubtful benefit
to the black race and ruin to the
white, is more threatening than any
other outcome of this racial contact."
These two declarative sentences dia
metrically opposite in meaning, yet
uttered in reference to the same ob
jectthe Negro show Dr. Polk up as
not being a very logical rcasonor, and
that he depends upon his subject tho
Negro and the trick or manner of
delivery and not on correct reasoning
to catch his audience. Listen, he
says in one breath that tho Negro is
no more to be feared than a child,
and in the next he magnifies a great
fear of him, pointing it cut with great
stress and emphasis and calling it
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