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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, II, IS 03.
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Any erroneous reflection upon the char.ic- ter, Hiandlni; or reputation ol' any person, 11 r in or cotnoratlon. which may appear In tho coluninsofTlIK NASHVILLE (.LOBE win be uiadiy corrected upon bein t; brought raade, not one cent has been appropri to the attention of the manaircnient. " f Send eorresnondenee for publication so as. .to reach the oll'ice Monday. No matter In ; tended for current issue which arrives as late ns Thursday can appear in that number, as .jr-- Thursday Is press day. All news matter sent ns ior punucaut.ii must bo written only on one side of the pa per, and should be accompanied by thename of the contributor, not necessarily for publi cation, but as a n evidence of good faith. THE NEGRO AND POLITICS. The Chattanooga Daily Times, one of the best edited newspapers of America, in concluding an editorial in commendation of the Greater Nash ville Edition of The Globe, makes the following statement: xo u1Ul.d ucuivuuao vUO "-"'"fc clearlv Neeroes who attend to their business, let politics alone a"hd do not Superintendent Jones the one in Mid make themselves offensive by officious die Tennessee where the whites have .meddJins in the affairs of white peo- the Peabody Normal School with its htuZti P g y The Times is one of the fairest pa- pers in the South on the race ques- tion and is right more often than oth- erwise in its conclusions on the much discussed "problem." The Times, however, falls into the ' usual fallacy when it says by inference that the Negro should let politics alone. The Negro should do nothing of the kind. The Negro more and , more is becoming a taxpayer here in the South and as such is as vitally interested in the government of the c.itv nr ronntv in which he mav livfi as any other man. He pays the same tax-rate on what he possesses as any other citizen and he is as much con- cerned in the disposition of these tax- es as anyone else. Instead of ipttinsr noli ties alnnp. the Negro should learn to register at the oneninsr of the registration season, to pay his own poll tax, and vote with some intelligence as to his best inter est in the local elections where per mitted to do so. If the Negro would but learn to be his own political boss, allow no man to offer him a bribe for his vote, and to vote for men best qualified for office men who will per- form their every duty with justice and impartiality many of the causes of friction between the two races would be removed. With the Negro not participating in T.olitics the white man considers anv- thing he may do towards giving the race some of the benefits of govern- ment as an act of charity a case of noblesse oblige. He forgets that the Negro is paying taxes for those very benefits and many others which he does not receive. This should not be. and with an active, unpurchaseable, intel- ligent, independent, Negro electorate, men fleeted to office would recrard their oath of office more than "color or previous conditions of servitude" in performing the duties for which they were elected. STATE ZCIIOQLS. 11 TVnaa A ionn t-fVi r a ctntp thnt Siinpnn- tendent of Education, It. L. Jones, will ask the coming session of the state legislature for $100,000 for the es tablishment of three Normal schools for the training of teachers. Since no special mention lias been made that one of these schools is to be set apart for Negroes, we assume thai l'rof. Jones has in mind the building of all three schools for whites. We are in hearty sympathy with the educational campaign that is on in this state and hope that it will re sult in an increase in the length of the school term, better teachers at higher salaries and a reduction of illiteracy among all classes throughout the state. We hope the legislature which will be elected this November, will vote an in crease of appropriation for education al purposes. But coming to Superintendent Jones' proposition, is it not time that a state Normal industrial and agricultural school should be established for the Negroes? An appropriation of $250, 000 has been made by the state for the endowment of Peabody Normal School, another of $100,000 for; the years of 1908-1909, for the University of Tennessee; $10,000 for the estab lishment of an experiment station in West Tennessee and besides these ap propriations the general government is assisting the University of Tennes see through the Morrill Fund. Only white students can enjoy the fruits of these appropriations on account of the separate school law. During the time since all these appropriations were atea airecuy ior me education 01 tne Negro. It is about time in all justice and fairness, if more schools are to be con structedand they should be built that some consideration should be shown the colored youth. The state has been dealing liberally with its ap propriations for the benefit of the whites, then why be parsamonious with the blacks? If the state is to re ceive the fullest returns from an im proved educational system it must pro vide for all of its citizens without re gard to any class distinction. One 0f these new schools recommpndpd hv 01 uiese new SCu0013 recommended Dy mmion dollar endowment coming from the state Davidson County, Nash- Vllle and e Peabody Trustee Board should be for the use of the Negroes of tne state, HARMONY. The republicans of Tennessee have harmonized their differences. By the terms of the agreement G. N. Tillman Pf the "office-holders" convention, be- comes tne Party's candidate for gov ernor aml F- A- Raht- of the "home rulers," the candidate for railroad commissioner. ine electors were evenly divided between the two fac tions and ten "home rulers" were add e(1 to the "office-holders' " state execu tive committee. The compromise, so ifc is stated was engineered by Chair man Hitchcock of the National Re- Publican Executive Committee. This harmonizing of the discordant elements was to have been expected As we have pointed out heretofore, Tennessee with one republican candi date, and he a native of the state, ought to be classed in the list of doubt tul states. lor the republicans to have Pursued any other course under the circumstances than the one they (3ld would have heen suicidal to the fu ture welfare of the lmrtv The national organization recognizes the Popularity of Judge Taft in this bLdLe Aim wm I10W aouDtiess make a sreat effort to carry the state for him. I Th?y may succeed In the meanwhile the kind of har mony ,hat exists in both Parties is shown by Mr. Carmack, who as the 0(litor of a democratic newspaper is (loinS his part to turn democratic votes to the republican ticket and candidate Tillman, who by his speech es la driving Negro voters to the sup- Port of Patterson. An ex-member of the Mississippi legislature acknowledges that he or gani.ed and led the mob, which lynched a man at Oxford, in that state, this week. He boasts of the part he played in the affair and an nounced his willingness to suffer the consequences. This man, whose name is Sullivan, must have an eye on the governonsmp of Mississippi or, per IN haps, he expects to oppose Vardaman for the next vacancy in the United States Senate, He has established his eputation with the "red necks" of his home state and they are ready to elect him to any office he may want Two years ago the republicans had an excellent opportunity to carry Ten nessee, but they were so anxious to get the disaffected democrats that they snubbed the Negro a loyal supporter of the party since the iranchise was granted him. This year the Negro is needed but it seems that Mr. Sanders does not know it He and his candi date are still chasing the bubble of a I white man's party. The bubble will be before them until November and then something will happen. The Negro vote will be the balance of power in Tennessee this year. Without it Mr. Tillman can not hope to be elected. At the present the col ored brother seems very languid when the name of the republican candidate is mentioned. Mr. Tillman's opening speech, in which he intimates that he is glad to be rid of the Negro vote, has increased the number who will not stand for "lily whiteism" in the republican party. Poor old Joe Gans! He has fought the good fight. His course is now end- should remain for me to say whether ed! For many years his star was in I shall prefer charges against the of tho ascendency but now that it has Acer referred to in Tuesday Araeri- IsClll 111 VUllUULlUU VT 1LU IUC X1 IUIO VV CIA started on the downward course, it is ter8. cas6( or when j shall do so hoped that he has saved enough when I do, then it will be his duty as of the bacon to keep from dying at a a servant of the people, more sub charitable institution as did George servient now than ever because of Dixon. Tennessee has a republican se executive committee composed of thir- ty members since the warring factions of the party have come together. One member of the committee is a Negro. T . . t , x , Just think of it, twenty-nine to one! One would think judging by the pro- portion that the committee was elect- ed by a democratic primary. COMMUNICATIONS. The Finis Walters Episode. To the Nashville Globe: Recently, so recently that may be easily recalled to the memory 01 me readers 01 one 01 tne aaiiy pa- pers of -the city, a humane citizen, writing under tne non de plume "An Unwilling Witness," told in a plain ana unvarnisnea manner or a ponce- niau a ucdimeui ui a wiuieu mciu i A t 1 . J whom he had placed under arrest, He considered it brutal and said so wunout mincing woras. ine anair unaer Comment tOOK Place On tnehfppssiirv hAntlne- nf the, unrpetatlTKr wnari ana owing to tne victim neing a XT J. X - . 1- i A l A a 11 I iNegro, 11 was uiougux uiat. no iurinernjghed protest nouce wouia De lasen 01 11. uui ae- velopments since have shown that such a view of the matter is er roneous. The case has been brought again before the public by what has been said through tne newspapers recently by His Honor, the Mayor, and Mr. Jones. His Honor took cognizance of what Mr. Jones had written of the brutal beating of the prisoner and came out in an article stating that he had urged iv hofnm tho pivti q0im CLio sion, that the officer may be brought J V IUV V I A V- i T ItV KJJ LL Ail IO to trial, and that the latter has failed to do so. The language of the Mayor seems to attempt to convey the im pression that there is not much foun dation to what was written about" the cruelty of the officer to prisoner, for he cites the names of several wit- ln ms Ieuer 10 ine American, lie nesses who, he says, refute and will declares that it would have been im refute what Mr. Jones has said. possible for the witnesses of the oc- Mr. Jones follows the Mavor's com- munication with a pointed answer and positively states that he, too, has sev- eral witnesses who will bear out his version of the matter. After reiterating what he had said in his former article concerning the awful clubbing of the prisoner, Mr. .Tones has this to say, which is taken from The American of August 26: "For the past several generations Mayor Brown's people have repre- resistance. To accost a man and al sented my people in various capacl- most brain him upon the instance is ties, and more especially during the past two generations in a legal way. He comes from a long line of gentle- men in a true sense of the word. His father was a man of strong character and wonderful ability. His people, as have mine, have been large slave holders, and It is surprising to me that he does not emulate their exam- pie by protecting a class of benight- ed people against the tyranny of touts, gamblers and loggerheads. "It has always been the business of my people to Instruct his people as J to how they wished things done, and ALL WE ASK IS TO If you need anything in our line, such as buying Merchandise or borrowing monev. We assure you fair treatment and if you are dissatisfied with any thing that you may purchase from us, return "it and we will cheerfully refund the money. irOU & HARRY HARKLE PAWN BROKERS. A, W, SUTHERLAN,mQnager, 403 Public Square ffiffl- Nashville, Tenn. GLOBE ELECTRIC CO., kj uedar Street. Have your house wired, switch boards nut in. combination fiv,,c !, s fixtures cleaned and changed to combination For anything electrical on the globe, see the GLOBE ELECTRICAL CO., 420 Cedar Street J. t hna tVion hoan thotr. Antv in. An Mrura I ' .w " lUWl UUl IV UV W1U,II in a legal way, which they have al ways done with a marked decree of success. Naturally, therefore it me omce ne noias, 10 see 10 11 max the case is handled properly and the citizenship protected. weii tv,at. my statements are correct beyond question, and In their opinion it is not necessary for me to prove anything. However, the case will be DrouSnt ? attention or tne grand lury, and will be vigorously prese- cuted for humanity.s sake, and not for the individual. If Walters was Injured by butting his head against a beam, it is strange that the top of his head should be split open." It Is understood and clearly so, that the man, who, through his article and manly position in the matter, brought It before tthe authorities, was actuated by the noblest motives that could arise in the breast of a H worthy and justice-loving citizen. His (Wv. as it is everv eood citizen's wnen he sees a crime committed. whether by officer or other, was to Sneak out. and he spoke out and in no uncertain wav at that. The val- ue 0f such citizens, who have a hieh I .. .. . spuba nf Instlrft nnrl rrvnrne'fl mm- mensurate thereto is Inestimable to any community in which they live n was not the arrest but the un nrisoner that eave rise to the nub The American has the following to pay about Mr. Jones' action In the case: "He has not yet decided whether he will bring charges before the Civil Service Commission in the case, as he is awaiting the advice of an attorney who is now out of the city. How ever, according to his statement, the matter of the alleged mistreatment of the Negro, Finis Walters, will be brought to the attention of the grand iuT, Walters will be represented I . m . , , , X 1 t "J uuc ttLL"'" "Mr. Jones states that there were four men other than himself who saw the Incident from the east bank of the river, and that they all agree with hlm as t0 eveiT statement hie made urrence on the west bank to have Peen tne incident, as the blows were "trucK nenma a clump or nusnes. im declares that the Negro was struck eint times on the body, besides the "lows on the nead- There is no necessity of an officer of the law, whose duty It Is to maln- tain peace and order, resorting to his eun or billy to make an arrest when the alleged offender submits without palpably wrong and lies outside the pale of reason, duty and manly courage. Offenders of the law must and oua;ht to be taken In charge by those whose duty It is to do so, but then there Is the way for doing this - without accompanying the word of ar rest with a bullet or a knockout blow with the "billy." No sympathy for nor extenuation of any misdemeanor or crime finds room in this communl- 'cation. The position of "An Unwlll ing Witness" is the position here taken. There is no need of officers beating up those whom they wish to GIVE US A TRIAL! E. EDWARDS, Mgr. COMPOUND EXTRACT OF Sarsaparilla SKIN and BLOOD Purifier 1 ' , ,. '."vsa Best Known Remedy For Pimples. Pustules, Boils, Blotches, Rine worm, Salt Rheum. Ulcerations, Sores, Scrofula, Constipation, Rheumatism, Syphilitic Affections, Etc TELEPHONES: Main 1718 and Main 4035 For Anything That Comes from a Drug Store. Prescription! Sent fur and Delivered FREE! BICYCLE SERVICE DAVID J. KUIIII, Druggist Cor. Cedar and 1 2th Ave., Nashville, Tenn. M arrest when such parties obey the law's representatives. Mr. Jones, who, through his public letter, called the attention of the au thorities to the Walters' case, needs no encomium, for he simply per formed his plain but conscientious duty as he saw it, and as a humane man and an honorable citizen. This Is worth much to the community in that it turns the light on some erst while unnatural abuses. JADAOEE. R. I MAY- A CARD FROM MR. FIELD. To the Nashville Globe: I notice in your issue of September 4, anent the debate between Mr. A. N. Johnson and myself that you pay quite a glowing tribute to my side of the debate in a manner that the facts, which you afterwards publish, do not justify. I am not at this writing able to divine your motive in the matter, and for that reason I am compelled to say it was done in good faith until the contrary is proven to me. I will give the Globe the privilege to make known through its columns that I will meet Mr. A. N. Johnson in a joint de bate on the subject, which we were to debate, and which was only incident ally referred to by me, and was not referred to at all by Mr. Johnson, or I will debate the subject debated by Mr. Johnson on the evening of our de bate. Any person present can verify the truthfulness of the assertion when I say that the subject we had chosen was not debated by Mr. Johnson. I am willing to meet Mr. Johnson at any time and place upon one week's notice. Yours, It. L. MAYPIELD. Nashville, Sept. 7, 1908. COMMENTS ON THE GREATER NASHVILLE EDITION OF THE GLOBE. CREDITABLE NEGRO PUBLICA TION. "We are in receipt of the "Greater Nashville" edition of the Nashville Globe, owned, edited and published by -v