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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1908.
The Nashville Globe. Published Kvcry I'vUlny tu tho Year, Koom 1, (.Mil Fcliuws ll.-iil. No. -1 IT Fouitu Ave nue, North, Niiftliviili', Ttnu., ltv Till' OLOr.H 1TISLJSIIING CO. J. O. BATTlf, P':fWlNT C. M. BURli-l, StCtitTAPr H. A. jjl T--:.5URF.l D. A. HAHT, DuS'trl MNAGIH Telephone Main 43.?3-L. J. O. ll.VTTLK Kditou. KnU ri il :is sf ooiiil-class m:i! Ut .1 miliary V. VM, u the ost-ll'n-o nt N:i.-i!i tile, Tennes see, miller tho net ir (.'undress of .Unroll 3, No Xotieo t:keu tf iinon y mous contribu tions. SUBSCRIPTION IX ADVANCK. One Year $i 50 Six Months So Three Months 40 Single Copy e-5 Notify the oilice whui you fail to iat your paper. ADVKKTISlNO P.ATKS 11" KMSU KD 1'1'OX AlTI.UATIoN. KKAMVIi MATTH; II AT VS. 5 cents per line for each Insertion. Scents per line for each Insertion iblack facel. Advertising copy should be In the oilice not later than it a. 'in. Tuesday of deli Week. to Tin: rrui.U'. Any erroneous reflection v. pun the charac ter, standing or reputation of any pi rsou. linn or corporation, which imkv :ip e;ir in the coluinnsof Til K NAMIV11 l.K . I . i '. 1". will be uladly con ci ted upon beitm luuuht to theattention of the inatiarcnient. Send correspondem e for pulilieauon so ns to reach the oilice Monday. No matter in tended for current Issue which arrives as late ns Thursday can appear in that number, as Thursday Is press day. All news matter sent us for publication must be written only on oneslile of the pa per, and should be accompanied by the na me of t he contributor, not ncci.arily for publi cation, but as an evidence of uood faith. WATTE RSON ON THE NEGRO VOTER. Col Henry Watterson, the veteran editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal believes that it is time for the Ne gro voters to leave the republican party, and as a democrat, believes that a special effort should be made to se cure their votes for Bryan. In a re cent editorial in his paper he says: "If the Negroes owe the Republican party anything for their freedom they have paid the debt forty times over. Yet they are held in bondage by the leaders of the party quite as absolute as they were held by the planters of the South under the old slave regime. They have simply changed the form of their bondage their new masters, the Republican politicians, are as ex acting as their old masters away down South in Dixie. The indefinite continuation of this is not creditable to the free spirit of the black people of the North. It is not best for the well being of the black people of the South. The Courier-Journal has, therefore, as. their friend, advised the leaders of the race in both sections to think about it They are thinking about it. Many of them are men of education, of in tegrity and of original volition. Bishop Waldron, of the District of Columbia a Baptist, and Bishop Walters, of New ork, a Methodist, in particular, are earnest men, having the good of their country and of their people at heart. To them, and to those of their 1 1 . i i . ionuwtTs who nave minus open enough to listen to reason the Couriei Journal says and has said all along that neither of the two great parties cares a hill of beans for the black man, per se. The one of them holds him at arm's length and tells him plainly he is not fit to vote and shall not vote which in tho Southern States, is neither unnatural, nor un reasonable. The other holds him in abeyance and tells him he is all right as long as he votes the Republi can ticket, woe to him otherwise Thus he falls betwixt two stools. Meanwhile it is observed that racial friction, when it shows itself, mo-c virulent at the North than at tin r iu i ji. . r-i n. i. . i i it, oouiu. ai tne rioum snort sum is made of the barbarous malefactor At the North the labor problem en ters the lists and takes a hand the rivalry for work between the blacks and the whites increasing th" racial conflict and precipitating bloodier tu muirs ann, as a consequence we see such mobs as those of Springfield, be neath the verv shadow of the tomb of Lincoln, unsparing. Indiserimi nate, visiting upon flic innocent many the revengeful spirit, which, on the South side of the line, usuallv spends its fury upon the guilty alone, The present year seems a good time for the blacks to assert their moral emancipation and to set up the stand ard of revolt against the political serf dom which the Republican party has imposed upon them. They have it in their power to bring tlm Republicans to a realizing sense of the independence of the colored voter and -Impress th people of the South by tho spectacle of an awakened Negro sentiment which makes for a better raciai understand ing. Tiie future of both races depends largely upon some working ugree moiii between uie whites and blacks oi ine aouth. Tne wane people of the South through loriy years and upward have known the olack people politically. chielly as a big stick in the hands of iuuir oppressors, 'ihrouehout the whole uiead period of Reconstruction the Ntgrous were used as the instru ments oi the spoilers, who masquerad ing as patriots, sought by turning so ciety up-side-down to rob the cradle ana the grave, and to take out a per petual post-obit upon the public credit. it snouid be no wonder if the South resented this bitterly and when the Southern wntte people recovered their power mat they should uo what they have uone to ehace its monuments and to mako. it. hereafter im oo.,.sihle. As matters stand we are having - - - - - I measurable peace. But, suppose it should happen that the South, which is still deeply interested in the defeat ot 1 1 1 :i 1 nnrrv which nnlrlw: nvpr if in tcrroreni the threat ot Negro domina tion and Force bills to reduce repre sentation, should hnd that it owes the winning of a i'residental battle to the independence and intelligence of the more educated and enlightened 5tCl.?eopl!A.Se.r; A1 mis uidKt iui bun iiappiei wuuuiuus. Would it not lay the foundation at ' . ... least tor a truce and parley, looking toward some adjustment oi operating forces and inlluences more solid and substantial than those tentative con- the Courier-Journal thinks so. It thinks so not as a Democrat, but as a friend of the black people. The Democratic party, as a party, asks nothing, oilers nothing, 'the Re- uublicau tarty demands the Nearo's vote at the price of his freedom, and then at the North fails either to employ him or protect him. The Courier-1 .loiirnnl nittinir Ioosp from both nar-1 " - , W V 0 t . ties on this issue, would have him assert himself for once in his life if he never does it again to take a trial trip on the good ship Indepen- dence siying to the Republican bosses nouristnng tne siave drivers wnip, i You can not drive us: you cannot cheat, or buy us. We are men, not chattels." In this attitude the black people of the North will show the dignity of their manhood and will, whilst ex ploiting their own character and in telligence, help sensibly, and surely help, their poor, uneducated black brethren of the South. TIIE FAIR. The Tennessee Colored Fair Associ ation is holding its first annual fair at Greenwood Park this week. This is the first effort of the colored peo pie of this county, so far as we know, to hold a fair, and it is a matter of congratulation that they have sue ceeded. All efforts to present the construction work are to be commended. to the world of the Negro As a race we have suffered in the estimation of the world because of the good things our advancement in agriculture, in busi ness, and all other forms of develop ment, have not been properly placed before the public. The Negro crimi nal is known far and near, but the sue coswful farmer or breeder of fine stock is not known outside of the im mediate neighborhood of his home So the Fair Association is to be commended for making it possible for ih" Negro farmer, business man. and ...,.:,. t .,,. 4,, u f (heir work before the public. The fair is an educator of the general public as 1o what the Ne groes of this section are doing. The fair we hope will prove a financial suc cess and will be a permanent insti tution. The Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, ti former member of the Roosevelt Cabinet, in opening tha republican campaign at Louisville, had the following tD say on the Brownsville case: "I firmly be lieve that if the Brownsville troops, who have suddenly become objects of solicitude to the democratic load- ers. had been white men, they would have been discharged even sooner than they were. They did not. suffer be cause of their color." T -1.- -m W 1-1 T all T r remaps ;ir. hnaw is ngiit. ins term of service in Mr. Roosevelt's cabinet has made him familiar with the erratic temperament of the Presi dent. Possibly he had in mind that it was thought Mr, Roosevelt had upheld the law against hazing at West Point until he put bis new Sec retary of War in the Ananias class. It is possible- and probable that the color question did not enter into the dismissal of the colored troops, but it is more probable that if the troop ers had been white and no more evi dence had been submitted connecting them with the shooting up of the town than had been introduced against the colored troopers, they would have been reinstated long ago. If the troopers had been white and had as many votes supporting the republican party as the Negro, the republican majority of neaily two to one in the Senate would not have permitted the innocent to suffer for the crimes of the guilty. If Mr. Shaw and the republicans are desirous of controlling the Negro vorp as in the oast, they would do . . , . , , , u. U'ell not to defend Mr. Roosevelt s un- American act in tne urownsvine auan. . . . . . i -w- f I Brownsville is a sore spot with the Nerro YOter, and republican speakers t recognize the fact, "o""1" " " whi p. n.nnrfiSKinsr tneiiistuves tu tuc voters. The Negro is not the only race that is forced to face injustice on account f racial prejudice. Recently at a , ,. .lohrotirm a Frenchman shot lJUW"" " T nf.,n,i T..n,.f,,t. n Tnxi- tho nprsp- - cution of whom by lrencn army oi- Ucers several years ago, excited the h f th world The man 1 .t J!J U.;rr -ltvt4t jH that T0 who urn iue .uuuiiub aumu fired the shots, and that Col. Dreyfus hla(i jniured him in no way, yet a , r . Ar.art,A the mis- J" ' ,1,, TVlfl creant innocent of the charge, prejudice in Pans where the $nootins occurred against the Jew reminds . Miaciccinni . ww an ex-United V.i .uwu..!.,.., ,.iair.-,a tw lociaims iudi States benator openiy pi he led a mob. qov Patterson's speech at the esgce Coloml state Fair was a ... . nappy enon. me uuvtiuu., .na true Southern democrat, is not beg- trine for the Negro votes and on this occasion did not make a political sneech. Yet. the significance of his being present at Greenwood Park, a resort for the amusement of our peo ple that was made possible only by his veto of an act to abolish the park, could not but be marked. Candidates may not "have much respect" for the Negro in politics, but his vote "will count" in Tennessee this year. Mob law which at one time was used only for Negroes, is now giving . . .. . . . vent to useu m im.pyi aim kansas as in -nigut nuer rams to pie- vent the sale of cotton. The farmers of those states and Texas recently es- i of UUmsneil a see-n-i niuiumim i-utc cm, which they would sell, and have pro- ceeded to intimidate every one who M-nnhi nni nhide bv their decision, P.illv fm- tliP rid reeks' Thev are Bully toi the ud necks, iney aie tired of the dark meat and now that they have begun on the white meat we can expect an awakening of the pub- lie conscience against mob rule. The Georgia legislature seems loath to give up the convict lease system which for the past thirty ov I i j . 1 1 .1 .. 1 211 1 1 i tony years uus mmeu ui-goiieu sums to so many of the state's citizens. Public sentiment has lorced an ex posure of tne oar ban ties anu irregu larities that have been a disgrace to the civilization of the state but the linlitlfiniis want to maintain the svs - tern as long as possible, ft means mon ey to them. Next week Nashville will be visited bv cx-C.overnor James K. Vardaman. 'He will visit the State Fair. This opportunity for "Peg will be a tine Leg" to test the braying qualities of hU lack. The fair ought to give a prize to the winner. Bryan in talking over "my policies" has started an Ananias Club. Bish- op Walters is one of the charter mem bers, and now he adds William Ran- (jOipn Ilearst to the list. COMMUNICATION. a Distinguished West Indian in Amer- ica. To The Nashville Globe: Foremost among the successful can didates before the State Medical Board ranks Dr. Harold H. Phipps, a grad uate of Meharry Medical College of the class of 190S. Dr. Phipps is a native of St Christo pher. British West Indies, and a neph- ew of Mr. Benjamin Hamilton, a drug- gist of prominence in the island. After ALL WE ASK IS TO If-ou need anything in our line, such as buying Merchandise or borrowing money. We assure you fair treatment and if you are dissatisfied with any thing that j'ou may purchase from us, return it and we will cheerfully refund the money. HYilN & MARRY MARECLE, PAWN BROKERS. - A. A7. SUTHERLAIN, manager, 403 Public Square sKdedKn Ilashville, tenn. GLOBE ELECTRIC CO., 420 Cedar Street. ave your house wired, switch boards fi4e Vi.,o,l M,anl tn mWna;rtn vr- h,j Vue "A wt wrTnfr at rn trlnVip see ttp (ilXlHK KLKL I KILA Ij L().. y fh hiri1PSf p-rnHe in one of tne begt sci100is at mS home, he was appointed a Government pupil teacher by Hon. W. H. Walkins, Inspector of Schools. While employed in that ca- Phinns took the three an- nua examinations necessary to en- ter the Mico College, preparatory to entering the teacher's profession. The result of his last examination was the ... . ....... - . j, ,wv. SJ.J Ik. inciueill wiiie.ii niauc mm liimuuo.vvmi his people. At that time he won a scholarship in a competition with pu- pil teachers of all the islands const! tuting the "Leeward Islands Presi- dencv." Bv virtue ot nis scnoiarsnip, vmi Phirms entered the Mico College at utiqua (which was afterwards removed to Jamaica) and finished his course in two years, making the high- est average all through. His work in college being so marked he was ap pointed to one of the largest public schools, and a sub-Inspector of Agri culture in the Island of Montserrat, at which post he won for himself an ex cellent reputation in the island. Feeling that his mission here was not to teach but to heal, Dr. Phipps set out for Nashville, lenn. wnere ne tt " ' V-n f i nni His career here was no less distin- cuished, having in his first year made d he highest average that had ever been made in the history of the school. whie a junior siudent he won the first prize for the best composition in Pediatrics. During his four years' course, he not only made the highest average in his class, dui won uie re- - lool!n,ofM coh lp. c;ree that he wag made secretary of the senior Class by acclamation. The members of the faculty also saw much I i - -n n:n..n twA mrMnnno1 ttiolr oca. 111 Ul- llliJl" " " tpem bv electin?; hlm a member of the KxPcutive Committee of the Alumni Association of the Medical Depart- ment. He took the examinations ot S,r IllIIISCU tHliiui amy . miMuuu, cuviu.. average, 95 per cent; Arkansas, 90 per cent: Federal Board of Hot Springs, 100 per cent. A few weeks ago Dr. Phipps was wel comed into the medical fraternity at . i -r-i T I 4- Hot springs, avk. r rom m u.mc n,i m aiaivern avenue, wim me u c , following message: "My practice is now fairly well established and grow ing daily." j)r. Phipps has not only won a name for his Alma Mater, but for his coun- H'T - O. HAMILTON FRANCTS, Class 1911. Meharry. New York, Sept. 12, 1908. Unbridled Lawlessness. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sow- Pth that shall he also reap." This pronouncement or retribution is no less applicable to' nations and com munities than to individuals. lt.s visitation is inevitable, being the re sultant effect of contributory causes. A few days ago a Negro was lynched in the vicinity of Murfreesboro, and The Nashville American, recording the event, said, among other things, that "the mob went about its work orderly! not a shot was fired." etc. In the name of all that is high and holy, how can any. mob, whose very existence is in defiance of law and whose every move is riot, ruin and disorder, go about anything orderly? We confess to being pretty good at puzzles and connundrums, but this paradox has us nonplussed. Perhaps the American can answer. The story told briefly is this: A voting woman (white) goes to spend the evening and night with a neigh bor, some few miles out on the Nash ville nnd Murfreesboro pike. The night passed, the neighbor returned with her friend a mile or so, leaving GIVE US A TRIAL! put in, combination fixtures hune. old ira8 r i c f"J,","' -"-" Ala Cedar Strppt. tt TZTXYJLT A TTC TVTrft -C-L' W J-.M.DD1 I lgr, COMPOUND EXTRACT OF tarsapari SKIN a AND- BLOOD Purifier rrzZTrz::::::::::;:,,,,:,:1:,::::; a Best Known Remedy For Pimples. Pustules, Boils. Blotches, Ring 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. Prescriptions Sent for and Delivered FREI! BICYCLE SERVICE DAVID J. KUIIII, Druggist Cor. Cedar and 1 2th Ave., Nashville, Tenn. her about 7 o'clock, where the road ran into a ravine. After parting, the visiting friends went homeward through the ravine, but had not gone far when a Negro came through thej woods (probably a near cut to hisj work) to the road a little way behind the white woman. Perhaps the sense of loneliness enhanced by the locality and the approach of the Negro un nerved this lonely girl, and a screarfil rang out from sheer fright, without being "embraced" as the press des patches have it. A hurried retreat was beaten by the Negro, but he wasl soon overtaken by a mob, and whe identified by the young woman W; hanged to a nearby tree. This was a human life snuffed out Thus another soul rushed headlon into the Unknown by a mob whosi conduct is condoned and dignified b our great daily papers as being "or derly." It is not our purpose to dls cuss the merits of the case that is un necessary. That persistence in such, crimes by human beings is provoking and almost beyond endurance,goe2 without saying. But the methods 'pur sued are the points of condemnation We have been repeatedly told, anq we really believe it, that the "better element" in the South does not com pose the mob, nor approve of It irft rr,i 1- 14. X 14 any ease, ineii une iss leii'iu uuu dude that mobs are composed of a dlf ferent element. How came this beau t i in 1 !) mass endued witn sucn r$ high sense of justice and equity, that the swiftest mode and severest methoc are insufficient to requite outraged virtue? Be not deceived, no crime b necessary, no outraged virtue is need ed to unbridle this ever-increaslns.' lawless spirit. It is simply a hell begot, anarchistic force, with fust ready and waiting for any old excuse or pretext to vent itself upon Negrc suspects, who are the immediate vie tims. All the Negro people feel keen ly these heinous outbursts against them. But God is not mocked. The sowing has been long and furious the reaning time is surely coming, be cause God lives and Ills justice will not stay the harvest of retribution for-