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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 190S.
The above dispatch shows that the mpn charred with the crime has a right of trial, that his gmlt-.'or Innocence may be established by legal process in a court of law having proper jurisdic tion. It is not certain that the pris oner under arrest is the actual crim inal who committed the assault, as is seen from what the victim says. There is no honest or law-abiding citizen who would countenance for a moment any delay or dallying by legal technicalities with the meting out of the severest punishment to the wretch who violates the chastity:of woman hood, colored or white. There can "be "no doubt that the Negro found guilty of such a crime will receive commen surate punishment, because all the juries and courts are in the bands of white men. Who could doubt that a Negro found guilty or assault upon a white woman could escape the death penalty? No imagination of any sane man could stretch itself to such a be lief. No court nor jury, composed wholly of intelligent and property holding colored citizens and they can be found in any community in the co'intf-y would have the least mercy on the villain, white or colored, found guilty of the crime of crimes. White mn who assault colored women es cape the death penalty through the ver diets of white juries, but none guilty of the offence would receive any mercy by a verdict of a Negro jury. The laws of every state are all-suf' fjcent to deal with every form or de gree of crime committed by Negroes without resorting to any such atroci ties as the murderers and thugs and thieves, composing the rabble mobs of Snringfield, have been guilty of. Did those vampires that sucked the blood of Innocent and helpless people repre sent the dominant spirit of Spring field's civilization? One speaker at a meeting held to discuss the situation said that nine out of every ten men in the city were law-abiding citizens. If that were true, then what were the j nine men doing while the one thug, thief and murderer was burning prop erty, looting stores and murdering in nocent people? There was something basically wrong with the nine that they did not at once throttle the law lessness of the one irresponsible vil lain ere his barbarous acts blackened the names of their common citv and state. Had the nine courageously per formed their duty the tenth wretch could not have terrorized for div wV'i destruction and death. Those hood lums and ruffians made use of the oc casion arising from the assault to nrr der occasionally to keep im a show. but deeper down was the desire to loot, pillage, plunder, and steal, all of which was none to an enormous extent, as shown by the amount found by police men in citizen clothes in the dens and abiding places of the outraged (? murderers and brought to police head quarters. Let -it be repeated with emnhasls that the "outraged srentlemen" who de moralized Springfield used the crime on the unfortunate woman as a pretext to clothe their backs, shoe their feet an fll their gaunt and empty tomhK The disguised officers recovered clothe? cloth, shoes, meat, lard. sugir. offoe meal, flour, and a promiscuous assort ment of every kind of merchandise and apparel' from the living places of the members composing the mobs. Those "outraged gentlemen" were bent on making the most of the situation They had an eye to business, and were "heeling" themselves against the wolf of want and the cold blasts of the com ing winter while the reign of terror was on. They had no thought of the victim. The suspect was safe in the Bloom ington jail and the rascals knew it. They knew that there was no hope on earth to which he might clin Some Negro had to die for the crime and as he was the "bird in hand" the Pna!ty would soon fall on him. Bu the opportunity was too great for the rabble to let go by without taking ad vantage to lay up a supply of food and clothes. It took forty-two hundred poldiers o the National Guards to stop the preda tory thieving. What had the looting of stores and jewelry shops to do with the crime of the suspect? The mob spirit is beginning to show the trend it will eventually take. In the future when it gets hungry and ragged, it wil black itself and make an occasion ored citizens of every community have no sympathy whatever with the crim inal elements of the race. Were re putable men of the race made officers. they would serve the interest or their communities in a large measure by preventing crime and running to earth criminals. The Springfield reign of terror is the indicant finger which points with relentless certainty to the coming on of a time when this form of anarchism and thievery will make America, th now lenient and proud, howl, as the French Revolution did France. JADECEE. -1 surmlv its wanK This will be done beyond the Mason and Dixon line where the spirit of the immortal Lin coin keeps vigil. The colored men who shirk thei part of the burden to stay in the South and help build up the, r"ace .and work out its destiny, are doing them selves, their families and the race grave iniustice. Our ancestors came from the tropical clime of Africa an events, under God's guidance, hav located the majority of us in a similar clime in this country', which should be very plain to all that here in th South we must work out our destiny as a people. There is no denying th fact that the two races understand themselves brtter in the South. The savagery of Springfield can never be surpassed in any so-called Christian or actual heathen community in the world. No true citizen will condone crime be the culprit white or black. Bu he is cognizant of the fact that law is the nroner instrument to mete out punishment. The maioritv of the col Editor Nashville Globe: The communication in your last is sue, signed beoestn, under me cap tion of "The dead should be buried at the proper time," is full worthy of at tention and discussion. The burial of the dead in the time mentioned, "three or four days," as "Labestri" says, is not good reasoning. The time to bury our dead is when we are fully ready to bury them and not by any measured portion of duration. The serious ques tion is, not how long we keep our sa cred dead from the time of death to final burial, but how well we have our dead prepared for burial. Unless the body is properly em balmed the burial in all cases should be speedy; for when we discover odor or purging, it Is an unfailing signal that the very atmosphere is permeated with germ life which we are exposing our system to. But if the body is properly prepared by skilled and pro fessional men, using approved chemical disinfectants, it is then the preroga tive of the family to bury their dead at any distant time they see fit. It has been circulated hereabouts that the limit a body can be kept after death is from one to two days and cer tainly never longer than four days. This is altogether erroneous. The skilled artist who knows the science embalming and has given exhaus tive study to sanitary science to peak plainly, the man who is on to his job can keep a body indetinitely . t . in! in a neriectiy sannary conuiuuu, irew rom any danger to the living. Of course this cannot be done by the uneducated man who has learned only the "modus operandi" of inject ng fluid into an artery and letting tne esult le as it may; but the man who s aUe to make a post diagnosis of the CqSp-who Knows wnat diseases are contagious, those which are infectious and those which are both contagious and infectious, their exciting causes, modes of entrance, sources of infer tbn. methods of dissemination and most approved method of preventing their dissemination can make a body nerfectlv safe for an indefinite time and no danger whatever to the livin 'Labestri" particularly speaks of ty phpid fever, which is an infectious but not rontasious disease. You can vnt rnntrt tvnhoid by being near a live or dead body of typhoid. The in ffction comes from the alvine dis rba'ge of the affected; while the ve bi'le of conveyance is mostly water, onite often milk, and in many cases common house flies, who carry the bacilli from excreta to food we have pxnosDd to this minute but dangerous scavenger. It is dangerous to keep anybody until there is perceptible odor or nurging, and most certainly a body which died of typhoid or any other communicable disease; but if a compe tent person is given the case in hand in sufficient time before putrefaction has the mastery, he will make it pc fectly aseptic and harmless to the liv ing. Embalming is the arrest of decom position, destruction of putrefaction, and a complete change of the chemical condition of the bodv without the de struction of the lifelikeness of th" bodv. There are bodies so tar gone into decomposition that no known chemicals can restore them. Then is disinfection only possible. Of couisp there is poor work done. Most of which is hastily done by people who have no knowledge of anatomy, chem istry or the functions of the viscera of the lody. This is seen when the face turns black or spotted, when odor comes after the embalmer has go-1'1 when he has to return day after dv and patch up his work. This is the case of the man who treats all casns alike. Men. as we have sppn. who have no different treatment for typhoid fever, a disease confined to the mes enteries and intestines, than to a nso of apoplexy such a man usually makes a case of typhoid more dan gerous than if it had been let alon. It is not how long we keep our dad from burial; but how competent slnli the man be who prepares our dead foi burial. We are glad that "Labestri" his started the discussion, because there are some reformations needed incident to funerals, and we should be glad to see the really intelligent people coir out under their real names, showing their identity in discussing so intelli gently a subject needing discussion among our people. The ancient custom of displaying the dead at church is worthy of discus sion, because of the great difference of oninion on this matter. Certainly no unembalmed body should be exposed in church at a public funeral for sanitary reasons. Then, again, some say that all interested friends come to the hous to see, if not to extend sympathy, while ft COMMUNION SETS. VESSELS WITH THE WHICH TO ADMINISTER. LORD'S SUPPER. THE most sacred ordinance that can be observed by all churchis is that known as the Lord's Supper or, in other words. Sacra ment. We do not think it is in keeping with these sacred ordi ances of the Lord's Supper in church now-a-days to try to admin ister it with out the proper vessels. Every Church Ought to Have a First-Class Communion Set. They can have them made out of the best grade of quardruple plated table silverware if they de sire them. The Church Supply Department of the National Bap tist Publishing Board has just re ceived from their factory a new lot of this high-class ware, and would take pains in showing them to any one. The Price? are VitMn Reach of All and Terms &rc Reasonable. No 'church ought to be willing to use glass diheB or the like for these ordinances when they can have the best grade of silver at moderate prices. FOR FURTHER KF0RJIATW.1 CALL OR WRITE THE CHURCH SUPPLY DEPARTMENT OF THE S23 SECOND ftVENUR, NORTH. A UAIIDK I' PLE-r .L ATEfl COMMUNION SET. . -v - , -v "V , v. " ' Y. '- V f '. W ":'.'r . " ' ;r- . a.. 2 Tlatos, 2 Goblets, 1 Quart Flagon. NATIONAL BAPTIST PUBLISHING BOARD J NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. TFT some say one thing and another about this part of the funeral services. It has been our policy, as a hired man, to suggest our opinion oi certain customs and proprieties, but always doing as we are told, for the man who is paying out the money (and that is all we all work for, whether we say so or not) to the servant who is not bet ter than the lord who hires him to ren der so much service for so much pay. This discussion cannot but be of benefit to our people who are in need of light on the subject in all its phases. The death rate among us is too great and many of the insurance companies have a higher rate for Negroes tnan for whites, while some will give no kind of insurance to our people at all. We should, therefore, appreciate any discussion which will enlighten us in the wav of our health and lives. A. N. JOHNSON. THE STOVE PEOPLE TRY A MONOGRAM STEEL RANGE They Bake Better Than Any Other Burn Coal or Wood and Do the Work With Ease. CAS, GASOLINE AND COAL OIL COOK STOVE3 At Jsr.es & Hopkins Hfg. Gc. 207 THIRD AVE . NORTH HILARY E. HOWSE. PHONE. MAIN 1090 to PYTHIAN GALA WEEK, Which opens Monday night at corner of Fifth avenue and Jackson street, bids fair to be the biggest event in the history of Nashville for our people. This entertainment is intended lor our race only ana me uuracuous se cured are among the best in America. The free attractions will be beaded by Greene's Spiral Tower Globe Act, which is the largest outdoor act in ex istence. Then there will be 'Ihe Fishers in a novelty Contortion Act. Both these acts are high class fea tures and will be appreciated, no doubt, by the thousands that will see them. The various uniform ranks of the different orders will each have a night at the grounds and have been invited to give a short drill. Then tb ere will be a cake walk on Thurs day night. Besides the various events mentioned above there will be booths of all kinds offering the usual refreshments. Various shows, a penny arcade, a Ferris wheel, and one of the latest up-to-date merry-go-rounds will be on the grounds to entertain the visitors. Of all the shows and attractions there will be nothing but what any child or lady may visit with the assurance that nothing will be seen, said or done I hat is cont rary to good morals. The Pythians deserve credit for making this effort at the great cost it has been to them, to provide a week's enter tainment for our people. The ladies of the order deserve special mention for their efforts to promote publicity by a Queen contest and the manner in which they have worked to assist in making the show a success. Turn out for one night at least, enjoy your self and feel that it is a small amount sspent in a good cause. If this week is a success and it will be the order will hold an an nual event of this character . CHILDREN'S PARTY. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, of 1807 Ilcffcrnan street, gave a party in hon or ot tneir 5-5'car-oiu uaiignter, lassie R A., on Monday, August 17. Those present, were Misses Mattio Reed, Stella Reed, Mary Greer, Clario Green, Niniie Jenkins, Ethel Johnson. Lottie May Mason, Runkie Kit t roll. Ular Tatterson, Masters Richard Greer, Alfred Rucker and Andrew Johnson, Jr. A two-course menu was served. Little Miss Cassie, received a number of presents. HOWSE BROS. FURNITURE, STOVES AND CARPETS TERMS TO SUIT EVERYBODY. We Can Furnifch Your Home Complete from Parlor to Kitchen. Ve Take Old Goods as First Payment; Balance Weekly or Monthly. 304-308 BROADWAY. NASHVILLE, TENN er. GreenfieBd-Talbot-Finiiey- mm m WAXy?A:TU3 DEALERS IB V FUR MATTRESSES PURE, SPRSPJGS, ETC. WE CAN AND DO SELL FURNITURE CHEAPER Than any House Tjj, South WHY? m jjtf ii'fT w. 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