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The Nashville Globe.
rUiWJ Kvery Fri.lat in the Yaar, Boo
I. 0U Fellows H)l. No. 447 Fourth Ar
u. North, Naibville, Ttnn.,
Telephoo 4Ji)-L.
i. O. BATTLE Editor
JLttTl u tftdndclMi matter Uauary ta.
iHi at 0e P t oftoce a Naahville, Tenae
ec, under the act of ConeM March f.
! Notica taken of anonywoui totrib
Gut Yer tl 50
One Mcnth H
SIe Copy 05
XtxK the office when fail to tM T''
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f ta pet hn f rb Insertion,
ft cau rr I'" k' insertion (bUck
(.'ntracfi for tinea to He taken, in a
sr, n-.a.lf at 3 cenv pet line.
Advertising copy aboulj in the offic
4 later than Tuea.Uy, a a m.. of rack ween
Anf erroueou reliection upon ttve charac
ter, ttandinf or reputation of any perton,
ftrtu er corporation, hich may aprar in the
l giatlly corrected upon being brought to the
attrition nf tlie management
tiid cunesponJence for putIi-lio a aa
to reath lr oliice Monday No matter la
nded for current iaue huV arrives a late
ta Thursday can appear in that number, ai
Thursday it prru day.
All news matter n-nt u for puMiratiou
him be ritta only ou one stile of the pa
aer, nd should t ax-cotupanHH by the narue
if the contrihut.jT . not verr Manly for publi
Btiofl, but aa an eidenre of food faith.
We aie great believers in the efficacy
of spanking. When piopeily applied
by the proper person, spanking exer
cises a corrective force upon youths
Inclined to stray from the paths of rec
titude; but when promiscuously used
by anyone , who should happen to be
incensed at the bubbling spirits of the
immature, it often has the effects of
engendering hatreds that are co-eval
with the life of the individual who re
ceives the punishment. This method
of compelling obedience and helping
the young to differentiate between
what custom has decreed a? right and
wrong, is not a lost art with the
mother and fathers of Nashville. We
glory in the fact that the youth of to
day the perverse "kids'" that male a
majority of those who have arrived at
what is supposed to be the years of
discretion long for the days "when vc
were boys," forgetting that we, too,
had our faults, imperfections a great
In the parental sight of those days as
the shortcomings of Ihe hoys of to
day ,ro in ours receive iu the came
manner the punishment meted to the
"kids" of yesterday. And this visita
tion of parental displeasure by the
method of spanking is no new thing.
Its inception dates to the remotest an
tiquity and its appliance has been ap
proved by a man known to readers of
the Bible whose reputation for wisdom
Burpassfs that of any that America
has produced.
This dissertation on spanking is
called foith by an article in our
contemporary which good humorcdly
takes The Globe to task for publishing
an account of the booting of a boy by
one of the white professors at Fisk.
Our confrere, usually apt at illustra
ting his arguments, uses the fable of
the lion and the jackass to drive home
his argument. We confer? the f oft Im
peachment, of the lion in the fable, foi
we did groan, aye we even roared, but
what we would like to know is: Who
in the thunder is the jackass? Surely
our friend would not dar compare an
aristocratic professor with a plebian
But to be serious. The Globe wishes
to state that while it believes in spank
ing, and a liberal use of the same, it
doofi not recognize the right of any
one be he white or black, grizzled or
gray, to take upon himself the author
lty to punish the children of other pco
pie unless he has specific instructions
to do the same. And with this state
ment we hope the incident will be
closed, for -we have accomplished what
was our aim in publishing the article
We have served notice that men who
deal with children must not let their
ungovernable tempers lead them into
indiscreet actions. Tf this notice had
km, n Fprved on a previous occasion it
would not have bon necessary for
us to refer to it now, nor publish the
article that excites the risibles of our
We wish, just here, to make it thor
oughly plain to some of the over zeal
ous supporters of Flak whose lov.) for
the .school seems to have warped their
better judgment, that we are making
no fight on the institution, nor are we
fighting the professor other than tc call
his attention to things that are ex
pected of him as a mau. We love Fisk
and we love what it stands for, and
likewise we appreciate the philan
thropic work being done by the pro
fessor in question. It is because of
this love that we call attention to
faults that if not corrected will at no
distant day impair the usefulness of
(he University.
One batch of experts of the United
States Army, aftT Investigating the
clips found in the streets of Browns
ville after the alleged raid, found that
the shells had been fired from guns
some of which, at the time of the raid,
were packed in bo:e and had not been
used while the battalion was in that
now famous town. N'ow a'jolhoi batch
of experts find that the bullets were
not the regulation bullets in that ihey
contained antimony, whereas that met
al is not found in the bullets used by
the Army. The more the Brownsville
.i.Tair is investigated the deeper mys-
t ry it becomes, yet there seems to be
little doubt what the verdict of the
Committee on Military Affairs will be.
The raid of tbe night rHe:s at IIop-
kinsville is a result of the unbi idled
lawlessness that has been permitted
to go unpunished in the dark tobacco
egions and is a disgrace to Kentucky.
Every effort should be put forward
by the newly inaugurated officers of
the state to bring the guHty persons
to justice. The planters have a right
to form associations for the protec
tion of their interests, but when to ob
tain their ends they resort to lawless
ness, they should be treated as auy
other criminal. A criminal organiza
tion of planters should be held In the
same light before the law as is a crim
inal trust.
Richard W. Thompson, the general
news correspondent, is authority for
the statement that Timothy Thomas
Fortune has purchased "The Voice,"
which has been run by J. Max Barbei
as a monthly magazine at Chicago,
and henceforth the venerable ey-cditor
of The New York Age will issue the
publication as a weekly. If the state
ment is true and Fortune assumed the
debts of The Voice, he must have re-
reived a bonus to take over the maga
We are pleased to welcome among
our new exchanse.j for the week the
initial number of the Madisonville
(Ky) News. Phil II. Brown, than
whom there is no better prepared
journalist in the state of Kentucky, is
the editor and publisher. The Globe
wi Iconics The Newa and extends to
Editor Brown its best wishes for the
success of his new venture.
The Giidiron Club at its nnnual din
ner this year failed to have as its
guests the Hon. Joseph Benson For
aker and his excellency. Theodore
Roosevelt. The encounter between
these two famous men last year proved
a greater attraction than the skits pro
vided by the Club for the amusement
of its guests. Evidently the Gridirons
don't like to play second fiddle in their
own orchestra.
Roosevelt has announced that he
stands by the statement issued in 1901
that under no conditions will he accept
another nomination for president. Does
Teddy really mean it? One thing
certain: it relieves the situation in
that the Southern republicans can no
longer hold him up as a dummy to
hide their real choice.
Strange to say, all of these alleg
race riots report that a large number
of Negroes were killed ai.d a fe
whites wounded. T.s it because th
white man sends out the reports tha
invariably the colored man geis Ih
worst of it?
M. Turner took a divorced Lemon over
the protest of the College of Bishops
of the A. M. E. Church. Teace will
now skidoo from the Bishop's Council.
We have often heard of a person be
ing handed a lepn, but Bishop Henry
The first legislation to pass the
Oklahoma legislature was a "Jim
Crow" bill. Such was to be expected
from a state that adopted such a mis
fit constitution as did that state.
John Temple Graves was a big dog
in Atlanta journalism, but in New
York he seems to be a little puppy that
has not yet opened his eyes.
Laymsn for the Managership of the
Sunday School Union of the
A. M. E. Church.
To the Nashville Globe:
Barring the election of bishops, the
most Etining question that will engage
the minds of the delegates at the Gen
eral Conference of the A. M. El Church
next May will be whether a layman,
per ee, is eligible to the Managership
of the S. S. Union.
It is claimed by some that laymen
aie incompetent because the Manager
is responsible for the literature sent
out by the house; that a layman does
not know enough about the Bible and
Sunday school literature to publish
uch matter. Others simply claim
that it is a preacher's job. The first
objection is too unreasonable to hear
anything like a light being turned on;
and the second is too silly to be no
ticed at all. It is not the purpose of
this article to answer either argument.
But I wish to advance a few thoughts
why a layman may manage a publish
ing house operated by the church as
easily as he can any other business
concern; and then to make some other
The Sunday School Union Publish
ing House is, to all intents and pur
poses, a business concern, the publica
tion of the Sunday school literature
btdng a feature of the, work done in
the establishment; and as the volume
of -the business shall increase from
year to year, that feature of the busi
ness will no doubt grow less impor
tant in proportion to the other work
done there. At least it should, if it
doesn't. By this I mean that the pub-
lcation of the Sunday school litera-
tuie will bo a very small item com
paied with th volume of business that
will be done by the house; especially
if the Manager is a business man.
The A. M. E. Church has two puu
ishing houses; one in Nashville and
one in Philadelphia. The history and
name of the Nashville house Is unique.
Its establishment was a creature of
circumstances; its founding wais acci-
lental. And yet I believe that Divin
ity shaped its destiny. Its founder
was an ambitious man. He was deter
mined to make for himself a name.
He took the children of the church by
storm. He seoured the treasures ol
every Sunday school in the Connec
tion, and raked in money by the thou
sands till ho did not know what to
lo with it. Finally the happy thought
struck him of purchasing a building
and establishing a department which
would memorialize his name forever.
To have given it out that he was es
tablishing another publishing house
would have been the signal for the
bitterest fight he ever had on his
hands. He was shrewd enough to
know that. Hence he took tho money
and purchased a building and dedi
cated it to the children of the church,
and called it the Sunday School Union
Publishing House. And now what is
it but a publishing house, pure and
To say that a layman is incompetent
to operate a publishing house is to ar
guo that gospel ministers are the busi
ness men of the world a statement
too far from the truth to admit of re
spectable controversy.
According to tho single-handed
methods employed by the founder of
that institution, there Avas a charter of
incorporation drawn up making the
head of the concern most independent
and, at the isame time, the most .multi
headed official in tho Church. His
power Is all but absoulte, as an official.
He is managcr-s'ccretary-treas'urer-ed-tor,
and ex-officio candidate for the
The Sunday School Union has had
two different executive officers. Both
of them have found time to fill all
aforesaid positions as chief official.
They have not only edited one publica
tion, but they have edited two at the
sn,me time, viz: the Sunday school lit
erature and some official organ of the
concern. It is, however, just to them
to state that neither of them has ever
pretended to have done all this work
personally. They have had to have
help, and a plenty of it.
The first attempt at editing the lit
erature of the A. M. E. Sunday sehools
was made in ISM, and it happened
that I was the firs man to do the
work under the employment of Dr. C.
S. Smith. It has been done by oth
ers, except the Manager, ever since.
And It will ever be the same as long
Your Old Furniture Taken In Exchange.
1 E. Corner BroacHvay anil Third Avenue,
Little Gem and The Bee I
Wc wish to say that we are now better prepared
to necoinmodiite our patronage, n wc have two
barber shops. We are aticco!.Kot, to M. W. Hu
lord, 117 Fourth avenue, South Thi shop is
known as "The Uee." The lice is a beautiful shop,
supplied with entirely new fixtures The best feature
ol it is it has three of the bestsoiith Nnshvillp hr.
CIIAS. SIKINGtR. bers. Charles Stringer conducts this shop; at.d
our other one. "The Little Gem." loemeri -it i7
fourth avenue, North, is conducted by Fred Thomas. The Little Gem is yet the leader
fthe up town shops. Call to see us at whichever shop Is convenient to you.
is the management remains the same
3 at present, It makes no odds who
is in charge of the House.
Reduced to its final analysis, the
question is: "Cannot a layman as
manager employ help to carry on that
work as well as a minister can? Are
they all blockheads? Have we got no
laymen with business sense? But it
is only of late years that this anti
layman howl has been raised. Broth
er J. II. Murphy, of Baltimore, has
been a candid" to of long standing; and
everybody conceded to him tho right,
as a member of the church, to aspire
to that position. Now two prominent
Southern laymen have dared to an
nounce themselves for that position.
At once the cry goes up: Down with
the laymen. These two men are Mr.
D. A. Hart and Mr. Ira T. Bryant. 1
know both of them personally. Either
would, in my opinion, make a success
ful manager of the S. S. Union pub
lishing house. I make this statement,
not on account of personal friendship
to these gentlemen, but as a matter
of fact. Mr. Hart is at present prac
iically the manager of the great Na
tional Baptist Publishing House, the
largest concern of its kind among Ne
groes in the world, and although I am
not authorized to make the assertion,
he is the big wheel in that whole ma
chinery. I). A. Hart probably knows
more about operating a publishing
lionise than any preacher in the Con
nection. Ira T. Bs-yant was reared in a print
ing establishment and publishing
house. A part of that time was in the
S. S. Union building. Whether he
holds a number of diplomas from
prominent schools or not, those who
know him must recognize his ability
as a scholar, or else plead guilty to
being grossly ignorant themselves.
Both Hart and Bryant advocate the
idea that the S. S. Union can be oper
ated upon pure business principles;
that they can do it without asking any
'onger for the Children's Day money;
fhat they could in a reasonably short
time make the Concern a source of
revenue to tho Church.
I am not an advocate of the theory
nf nntfinc ln-mn nit thr hnrl nf pithpr
publishing house; but I am .in favor;
of putting the fittest man in position,
whether he be lay or ministerial. Say
what you will, the Church will by and
by wake up to the fact that the Nash
ville publishing house will have to
have a manager and a regular Sundaj
school editor. And whv not? It is a
fact that the manager is now able to
ay some one else to edit the iitera
'uro. Why not let the editor be a
full-fledged general officer? It will
"est no more; and the individual who
docs the work will get full credit for
Bryant la being denounced by the
Monitor for issuing a circular as a
means of reaching the. ear of the del
egates of the General Conference. He
is I cing branded as a liar in some
things that he is saying in that cir
cular. But in what respect Bryant is
lying, has not yet been set forth.
Even Brother John M. Henderson has
been induced to bring the influence of
his mighty pen to bear upon the sub
ject. He also fays Mr. Bryant is a
liar; but studiously avoids telling what
the lie is.
When Dock Hart launches his cam
paign, be will be a liar some, too. lie
will be charged with being an under
graduate'; as being a layman; as not
being a full-blooded African 'Methodist,
because he is in the employ of th
Baptist Publishing House, etc. Mr.
Hart's campaign matter will also have
n be conducted through circulars or
through some secular paper, because,
being a layman, all the columns of the
church papers will be closed against
him. He will be denounced for that,
too. Tt is a great pity that ministers
of the gospel will play cheap politics
of this city is now
for the
I50Q HftmiLTON T.,
For Latest Styles in Hats, Ready-to-Wear
Garments. Fashionable Dress
making. Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing
For the
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 Eyes
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
Kleiser' Drug Co.,
Wharf Ave. and Lafayette St.
PAIRING. Skirts Jcally Repaired, Cleaned
or Tressed.
Fannie VAilson,
110 Fifth Avenue, S.
Drags, Micines, Toilet Articles, Cigars, Soda Water.
J. W.WINSTON. Prop.,
SOI Ewlna auenue.
like other folks. It is also a great pity
'hat our religious official organs' should
be turned into campaign sheets and
esort to the vile stuff that is some
times foiind in them. Par better is it
to issue a regular campaign circular,
'n keeping with political methods than
to fill the columns of the church pa
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