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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, 1909. R. P. 0., has made application to transfer to the Fulton & Greneda It. P. O. He has also been promoted to class 2, with pay at the rate of $900 per annum. Uncle Joe Crawford Is at present running out of his class, and working South Carolina, as he happened to be the only clerk up on his distribution. Clerk David McDonald has been t -ansf erred to the Nash. & Mont It. P. 0., making a total of eight Negroes on that line. Clerk Stevens was off a trip last week on account of illness. He Is out a;?ain, however. Chief Clerk Welch was in the city last week holding case examinations. All colored clerks examined passed very creditably, but several of the white ones failed. Clerk Leslie G. Stevens has been piven a day run. The night work proved unsatisfactory, as it caused his ryes to fail. BRIERVILLE NOTES. The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church "rave a rally last Sunday, February 21, for the purpose of cancelling the church debt. Brother Cain Walker, a young ex horter of that church, preaches in the morning, and at night Rev. Lee, the pastor, and Bro. Yateman preached. Total collection taken, 524. 15. Mr. Ben Porter, of Argentine, Kan., departed for home last Tuesday, Feb ruary 23. Mr. Porter expressed much gratitude to his many friends who have entertained him most royally since he has been here and in his sadness have been much consolation to him, Mr. Alexander Tally and Mr. Char lie Randals, of Nashville were the guests of Mr. George Pettis last Sun day. MURFREESBORO NOTES. Mrs. Jas. Myers, of Nashville was in the city Sunday. Mrs. Rebecca Sykes, or Smyrna, is visiting John Watklns. Mr. Ed. Turner spent Sunday in Nashville. A very pleasant evening was spent Friday with Miss E. 0. Harden at whist. Those! participating were Miss E. A. Williams, Mr. E. R. Ganawey, Miss E. C. Darden and Mr. Wm. Wil liams. Mrs. Hannah Voss is convalescent.' Misses Jennie M. Loe and Alice Voss spent Saturday with Mrs. Ella Mason. Mrs. Luvanie Thompkins and Mr. Lewis Haynes are on me sick list. Miss Alice Voss will spend the week in . Nashville with, mother and friends. Last Thursday evening the Willing Workers No. 2 gave a Lincoln par ty at Keys Chapel. A very interest ing program was rendered after which supper was served. This club is composed of young ladies and they were highly pleased with the success of their first effort. Mr. G'. B. Brady was called to Nashville Saturday, to the bedside of his wife who was very ill, but much better at this writing. PLEASANT EVENING. Mrs. Woods, of 710 Tenth avenue South, entertained a few of her friends Wednesday night, February 17. Games were the feature of the eve ning. A two course menu was served Those present were Mrs. J. Francis Smith, Mrs. Celia McKnight, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Doss, Mrs. Robertson, Mr. Jinimie Brown, Mr. Sol Cary, Mr. G. Noles, Mr. McAdoo and others. PALMETTO NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. Felix Haywood were at Palmetto Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Haism Haywood from Shelby ville. Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Smith were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Sunday evening. Mrs. Orr from Farmington, spent Sunday with her son. Mr. John D. Orr, at Palmetto. Mr. Emmet Smith, of Palmetto, was in Farmington Saturday on bust ness. Mr. and Mrs. George Dysort, of Farmington were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Smith last week. Mr. Bud Johnson, of Palmetto, was in Pulaski last week on business. Miss Willie Cuslee, of Farmington went to spend a few days with her uncle, Dennis Cuslee. Mr. Authur Dunkins, of this place was in Pulaski last week. Mrs. Emmet Smith spent Wednes day evening with Mrs. Dennis Cur- lee. Mr. Ernest Dysart, of Farmington, spent Friday night with his sister, Mrs. Emmet Smith, at this place. PROMINENT VISITOR IN THE CITY. Mr. E. A. Cantey, Record Clerk for the Pullman Car Company, was in the city the early part of the week. Mr. Cantey has been with the Pullman Car Company for twenty years, and is considered by them a valuable as set. His headquarters were in New York City until very recently, when they were moved to Chicago. While in the city he was the guest of Mr. Eugene Page on Fourteenth avenue, North. LEE KEEPS ON WIN NING. A horse is not color preudiced..He will run as fast for a black boy as he will for any other, be he white, brown or green or what not. The newspaper correspondents can tell their windy tales but the horse does not take any note of that. He runs. Writers of sporting news for several of the larg est papers in the country are con tinually going; out of their way to ci iticise Lee," and' to pronounce him i has been, but the reports show that he keeps winning. He did in . the South on all the tracts; he did. in the middle West; he did it in the East among the best riders in the country, and he is doing it on the coast every day. Some others will outrank him in the number of races won, but Lee will outrank them all when the amount of money won is taken into consideration. The men who own horses want them, to win, and they -jet Lee notwithstanding he is as black as a piece of coal, and they, the own ers, are satisfied. On Monday, Feb ruary 22, he carried off the honors in the California Derby with High Pri vate. The purse netted $5,300.00 to the winner. This is a . very popular rvent and every boy wanted to win, but Lee decided that it was his and went after it the way to get it. Managers, get your ball teams to gether: the park will be ready for you. Your cry ot no wnere to piay has been heard and the answer is forthcoming. Now get busy and get your men together; there will be plen ty of foes to fight. Nothing will be left undone to accommodate you. You can send your matter to the Sporting Editor of the Nashville Globe and we will be glad to publish the ame. Bill Curtis writing in the Chicago Tribune says in part the following: But listen to what Jeffries himself has to say on the subject. "Johnson has been credited with talking a whole lot and much of it is nonsense. The climax came when he said that he would insist on a colored referee. What has Johnson got to say, anyway, in case he gets a chance at the real heavyweight cham pionship? He does not hold it. I never was beaten for the champion ship, and I have a right, to name the terms, providing they are fair if 'I box again." Well, we are glad to see Jeffries waking himself up. We can't take everything that he says as a Supreme court decision, however. He says he never lost the championship: that is true, so far as we know. But it was printed that Jeffries had turned his chanipionship over to one Burns. Jef fries never, denied this, although there was no secret about wnat tmrn3 claimed. Under these circumstances we think that when Johnson fought Burns, un der adverse conditions, for the, cham pionship that the victory of the black man looks pretty good as a claim for the championship, and we cannot lis ten to this Indian giver sort of dope. As matters stand at the present time, Jack Johnson is the champion heavy weight, Jeffries to the contrary not withstanding. Every veteran in the world has the right to all the glory which remem brances of his past valor bring to him, but we cannot see why a veteran has any right to come forward again and say he retains anything which he has won but has not kept by effort. We are of the opinion that Johnson would give Jeffries the fight of his life. This opinion may be wrong, but if Jeffries has really retired from the ring he should be glad to greet a new champion. If he has not really re tired he should come forward and make a match with Johnson. At the present time Johnson is the chamnion. and until Jeffries drives him through the ropes in a ring con test we shall consider the colored man ns such. Conversation is the easipst thing in the world to get and the poorest thin? to bet on. Jeffries talk about his still being champion sounds to us like press work. If he can bea Johnson, now is the time to do it Otherwise he should hold his peace. It is pointed out by men who are friends of Jeffries that he can make thousands of dollars in vaudeville without making a match with John son. This is all true, but nobody ever supposed be was an actor. There i no reason in the world for paying aci mission to see Jeffries do his stag' stunt except that he is the man a the country interested in sport want to see sign with Jak Johnson. The vaudeville business Is great We hope that Jeffries makes a mil lion dollars out of it. if that is poss ble. But we refuse to regard him anv longer as the heavyweight champion Johnson is the man that owns that title, and if Jeffries wants to regain it he must meet the negro and win it. JOCKEY J. Moreover, after he has won it back where it belongs, he must be more careful concerning the man he gives it. to. ... . .Our opinion is that if there is one man in the country who can defeat Johnson it is Jeffries, but it is also our . opinion that to do so he has to go a lot more than the proverbial some. In other words, we mean that until big "Jeff" has met and disposed of Johnson we refuse to regard him as the champion. If Jeffries is through with the fight ing game for good and all he is re membered as the heavyweight that could beat ' them all and who retired at the height of his glory. But if he "is not through with the fighting game for good and all he has no sport ing right to boast what he would do to Johnson and talk loosely about his prowess concerning the same individ ual unless he is willing to meet him in a match and In that case he is not through with the fighting game. As a general rule the . man who throws his hand down on the table has a right to watch and criticise the play so long as he does not in troduce into his criticism the first per son singular. Basketball season closed at Fisk University several days ago and from reports the season was a very success ful one. The four teams represent ing the different classes put up very creditable games of ball and the en thusiasm at times reached a very high degree. There was always a friendly rivalry and the supporters of the dif ferent class teams were always out to cheer the boys along. It is a surpris ing fact, yet it is true, that the people out . in the city have taken a great interest in the sport and were going out at every chance to see the games Basketball is a firie sport and anyonf athletically inclined will like the game. It is fast, full of action and re quires a lot of speed as well as en urance. It developes every muselp of the body. The young men playlner the game seemed to have a complete nderstanding of the rules, and piayef the games clean with as little rough centage of 800; had a very fast tear.--with' plenty science. They worked the ball better by shot passes untl' they could get a throw at the basket. They did not use the long throw s much,' and as a result their work w steady and netted better results. Th? other teams played well and there a0 some good plavers among all th teams. The manager is to be con eratulated upon the outcome of tp season, and it Is to be honed that tb next season - will see all the -school? with basketball teams In the nl1 Many think the sort fine one a"' when all the schools shall have tea t. will furnish a fine midwinter spo"t FXCERPTS FROM GOVcKNUn PATTERSON'S VETO MES . SAGE. Under this Poll Tax law as a pre renuisite for voting poll tax must be paid as under the -r?neral election aw. and In my opinion this provision mnoses an unusual and unnecessary hardship upon the voter and will pre vent a large number oi people rrom participating:. This is the first attempt by the Leg islature to limit by such a require ment the right of a member of any political party to express his choice for party nominations, and I believe it is an unconstitutional requirement t i. Under the Constitution of Tennes coo "tnprp. snail ue nu uusmncaiHju at tached to the right of suffrage, except tv-nt en rh voter shall give' to the indirps of the election, where he of fers to vote, satisfactory evidence that he has paid the poll taxes as sessed against him. ' The terms "right of suffrage" and "election" as used, have no reference to the choice and Its exercise by a member of a political association or party in the mere naming of candi dates for office. But if the Legislature has the rteht to impose this limitation, it must ap plv it to all or the law is partial. Does this primary law again make exceptions in this particular? Without Question the exclusions are more numerous that the lnclu pjorts. For under some other plan of nominations all the State officers expressly excluded from the opera lion of this law a poll tax would not bo required. Tn nominations for county officers under the primary law, payment o noil tax would be necessary. . or If some other "legal method" was em ployed by the county committees, It would not be. So instead of having a uniform pri mary law applicable to all officers, as some people have been led to be lieve, our party nominations are to be thrown into confusion, with excep tions here, limitations there, restric tions without reason, and back of it all the ominous and menacing power of election boards to declare and fill vacancies In party nominations. No Pledge From Voter or Candidate. The omission to require a pledge from the voters to support the nomi nees is another serious objection to Credit at the EQUAL TO TAILOR-HADE Most people find it hard to get together at one time the price of fist-class clothing:. Under our CREDIT PLAN you boy the best Lien's, Boys', Children's SUITS AND OVERCOATS, LADIES' SUITS, CLOAKS AND SKIRTS YOU ONLY PAY $1.00 $5.00 Our guarantee to keep your suit in repair for 12 months is sufficient proof that only .the best materials go into cur garments. Cash or credit is all the same to us as indusLrious people pay their debts. MONARCH CLOTHING CO., 403 CHURCH ST. the primary plan, and neither is there a requirement that the candidates themselves shall be pledged to sup port their Fuccespful competitors. Before cast in? his ballot the voter is required to do many other things, to some of which I have already allu ded, but this simple requirement ot good faith is not exacted. This might have been an omission when the primary law was Intro, duced, but cn the passage of the bill In. the Tloupe an amendment was of fered and voted down requiring the voters to pledere themselves, and ome reason Wt have existed fonWaist. Please return to 2010 this action, thrush none is disclosed1 n the bill itself. Other Unrcasonabre Provisions of Primary Law. The time for ho.-JIng the primary elections under the bill is the first Saturday of April, 1910. . I This date is both 'Inconvenient and Inopportune. It Is unprecedented in the. State's history to make party nominations at so early a date. To do so it will be necessary to have midwinter campaigns, when the people can not assemble to hear po litical discussions. Furthermore, the farmers are very busy about the first of April, and many cannot spare the time to attend the primaries and will, therefore, be disfranchised. This time of nomination to the time of election for State officers es pecially who are voted for in Novem ber, Is altogether too long, and will keep the State In constant political turmoil. I have heretofore rererred to the poll tax requirement and shall again in a different aspect. They must be paid as before point ed out before voting in the primary and become delinquent on the first ot March. This provision of the bill will fur ther disfranchise thousands of voters who, from lack of attention or ina bility, will not pay their poll taxes be fore the first Saturday In April. Another serious and, I think, vita objection to this primary law, Is the enormous expense which it will nec essarily entail upon trie candidates This may be borne by those who have or can command money, but the poor man can not offer for office under this plan. He would not only have to bear the ordinary expenses which this unjust and unfair primary plan would Impose, but in Section 42 of the bill the committees are empow -1 1 11. a . ereu io assess me canaiaate, .. and such assessment, to use the language of the act, 'may be declared a con dition against becoming a party nom inee." I mistake the temper or independ ence of the people if they submit to such unparalleled usurpation of their rights. They do not know of these laws or me legislature would dare not pass them. It is my duty, in the independence or my office, to inform them, which I am doing in the method designated by the Constitution, with the hope that before it Is too late, wiser coun cils will prevail, and the Legislature will reconsider its action. ENTERTAINS GUESTS AT DINNER Mr. and Mr;. Thomas Duff enter tained very delightfully Sunday, Feb ruary 21, at their home on Bdgehi street, in honor of their friends, Mrs Henry Arnistead, Sr., Mrs. Annie Robertson and Miss Sallle Settles, of Quality Store PER MOUTH Opposite Maxwell House. W ANTED COOKS, HOUSE-GIRLS. HOUSF-BOY5, WAITERS. DRIVERS. NURSES, Wanting Employment, to Apply to the r. w. tuck mioml ejiplodient bibeai. 816 1-3 CEDAR STREET, In Twin Building, Room No. 10. A Lady's Hand-bag contain ing one gingham apron and j elliTSon street and receive re- ward. AUCTION! AUCTION! NASHVILLE, FEB. 25. At Auction Monday, March 8, 1000, at 1 o'clock at the late residence of Mrs. Susan J. Harris, 419 Joe Johnston Ave., ALL KLNNDS OF HOUSEHOLD FUKN1SHINGS Foldingbeds, Double beds, Single beds, Washstands, Dressers, Sewing machine, lat rack, Refrigerator, Stove, lablr, Chairs, Hocking chairs, Dishes, Safe, Wash bonis and l'itehers, l'ictures, and ots or other things, liy Order or Ad ministrator. TERMS STRICTLY CASH. WANTED. One copy of Nashville Globe of date of January 10, and five copies of August 21, 1908. We need these cop ies to complete our files. Will pay. 10 cents per copy for papers of the above dates if brought to our office 147 Fourth avenue, North, Nashville, Tenn. St. Louis. The house was attractive ly decorated with fenu and roses. Conversations and music were the main features of the evening. Mr. Sam Streeter presided at the piano Little Ethel and Hazel Duff also ren dered several of their practical exer cises. A four-course menu was served. Those present were Mrs. Henry Arm- stead, Mrs. Annie Robertson, Miss Sallie Settles, Mrs. Amanda Foster. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Streeter, little Misses Ethel and Hazel Duff, Master .T. T. Duff, little Marie Duff, Mrs. Gor don, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duff, lit tle Elizabeth Tinner and little broth er. Mrs. Duff was assisted in serv ing by her motlier,- Mrs. Gordon. PASTOR ENTERTAINED. Miss Anna Moppin of the Taber nacle Baptist Church entertained her pastor, Rev. H. M. Burns and wife with Rev. C. H. Clark, D. D., pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church . and MrS. Maggie Larkins and Miss Willa Street, at tea Monday at 6:30 p. m in l-onor of Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. An derson lecently of New York. The af fair was a social occasion of rare en joyment which was interspersed with speeches and words of praise of Mrs. Moppins who is a splendid church worker. FOUR O'CLOCK DINNER. " On last Sunday Mrs. Annie Tyler entertained In honor of Mrs. Francis Shaw, of Okalona, Miss., with a four o'clock dinner. Mrs. Shaw was vis iting her daughter, Seleta D. D. Bar ren, a student of Fisk University. The guests were Mrs. Shaw, Miss Pat tie DeQuey, Seleta Harrell, of Oka lona, Miss., Mrs. L. T. Vaughn and Leora Converse Waters.