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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1909. The Nashville Globe. Published Every Friday la the Year, Boom 1, Odd Fellows Hall, No. 447 Fourth Ave nue, North, Nashville, Teun., BT THE GLOBE PUBLISHING CO. D. A. HART.... President C. H. BURRILL. Secretary H. A. BOYD Business Manager Telephone Main 4732. Entered as second-class matter January 19, XiXX, at the post-ottlce at Nashville, Tennes lee, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. No Notice taken of anonymous contribu tions. , SUBSCRIPTION IN ADVANCE. One Year $i 50 Bix Months 80 Three Months 40 Single Copy 05 Notify the office when you fail to get your Taper. ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED UPON APPLICATION. BKADI5Q MATTER RATES. 6 cents per line for each Insertion. 8cent8 per line for each insertion (black iace . Advertising copy should be In the office not later than a a. in. Tuesday of each week. TO THE PUBLIC. Any erroneous reflection upon the charac ter, Bianaing or reputation or any person, firm or corporation, which may appear in the columns Of THE NASHVILLE GLOBE will be gladly corrected upon being brought to the attention of the management. Send correspondence for publication so as to reach the office Monday. No matter In tended for current Issue which arrives as late as Thursday can appear in that number, as inursaay is press day. A' news matter sent us for publication m. be written only on one side of the pa per jid should be accompanied by the name of the contributor, not necessarily fr publi cation, dui as an evidence or gooa raitn. FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1909. CENSUS ENUMERATORS. Much is being said by the Southern press as to who will be appointed to take the census of the Southern states. Heretofore the enumerators have been both black and white, but the number of black men allowed a look in at this pie counter has been materially decreased in the last twen- ty years. Judging from the policy that the Taft administration has adopted, the Negroes are persuaded to believe that enumerators to take the next census will all be white men unless great pleasure is brought to bear. Consequently those members of the Negro race who worked so arduously to insure Mr. Taft's nomination felt it a duty they owed their people to ascertain the true status of the situ ation. So they have made the direct inquiry, to wit: WiU any Negroes be appointed census enumerators? We are not in position to say what an swer, if any, has been given to this question, but to judge by the em phatic way the press in the South Is saying, No! it would seem that assur ance has been given them that no Negroes will be appointed as census enumerators in 1910. A great howl has gone up from all sections of the South that the appoint ment of Negroes as census enumera tors would serve to strain the pleas ant relations existing between the blacks and the whites. And further, that the white people of the South will never stand for Negroes being ap pointed to positions that will bring them in contact with their wives and children; and it is estimated that if such appointments are made the white people will refuse tt recognize them. The sane Negroes of this country are working continuously that there may be peace in the land they love peace, and suffer every day to have it, but when such unreason able contentions are hurled into their faces as those that are appearing from day to day in the leading dally pa pers in the South, they realize that patience will cease to be a virtue and that the mass of Negroes, though si lently, will conclude that the situa tion demands that they serve white enumerators as it is claimed white people would serve black enu merators. Prolonged discussion will only serve to aggravate thl3 case. We all must agree that the census of our country should be as near accurate as possible. It is best for every citl- zen In the United States that the whole truth, so far as census enumer ators can give it, be known to the world. As the situation is now, we are a long way from a satisfactory so lution of the problem, but we belleva it can be adjusted in a satisfactory way. It is a fact that Southern white people do not want Negroes to come into their homes as census enumera tors nor as anything else except as servants, and it is also an undenlabl fact that Negroes in the South do not want -white men to come into their homes as anything else except sery ants. We believe, under the clrcum stances, that both races are right No white man has any right in a Ne gro's house, because he does not know how to conduct himself, and a black man would feel so unwelcome in a white man's house that he would not be mentally able to gather data. As the situation stands, the only feasible plan we see to get a correct census in the Southern states is to appoint white men to take the census of the white people and black men to take the cen sus of the black people. This can be easily done and at a cost not ex ceeding what it would be under the old plan. An appropriation has been made for this work. It can easily be ascertained what part of that amount will be required for the work in the Southern states. Instead of paying the enumerators so much per day, pay tbem so much per head. There might be a small deficit or a balance, but in either event the matter could be easily adjusted. We believe this plan would obviate all dissatisfaction, and that the census would be nearer correct than it has ever been. It is all bosh to ta,lk about the plan of havine all white men being a success. Ne groes spurn the idea, and will abso lutely refuse to allow these men to stalk into their parlors with their hats on and spit tobacco all over their car pets. We hope this matter will bo adjusted in a satisfactory way, and we believe that the plan suggested will cure every evil connected with the case. "BEERETTE." When the saloons In this city and other cities in this state were abol ished by statute on the first day of His month a sigh of relief went up from thousands of mothers' breasts, who felt that at last the great tempta tion, strong drink, which has been the means of carrying so many young people to degradation,, had been put cut of reach, and they gave thanks to God for his goodness in putting into the hearts of strong men and women to fight that great evil, and that he had brought victory to them. This, we believe, was the prayer of thou sands; and there were others who, not being teetotalers, but of a mind to see the best thing done for humanity's sake, that rejoiced way down in their hearts that strong drinks were re moved from our commonwealth. But the workers of iniquity are not a slothful set. They are always on the alert to evade the law, and are not easily outgeneraled. The framers of the prohibition bPl did not say that breweries should not make and sell a substitute, so we have with us the new damnation, "Beer ette." This late article is claimed by the manufacturers to be non-intoxl-cating, and we believe their claim is true, for they advertise to the trade that it can be had as often as wanted; that they make a fresh supply daily. What is this stuff, anyhow? They say it will not make a man drunk, but they have not told us how many drinks it will take to run a man crazy. We believe beerette and nearbeer to be far more injurious to the system than real beer or genuine whisky. And other evils will crop out in con nection with the new drink as time goes on. One that is apparent is the probable establishment of beerette joints In every part of the city and the use of the same to cover up boot legging. The bringing of these so called soft drink staada into every community and the teaching of the young people the evil practices that can be carried on under the disguise. We believe in prohibition straight ot no prohibition at all. And we know that as long as beerette Js tolerated the community will suffer greater In- jury than was brought about by tho saloon. GET READY TO VOTE. In a short time the city elections will be held to elect several of the city officers. Usually we know how the election will go as soon as the Democratic primary is over, but it is not always so. Sometimes a dark horse gets on the track and runs away with the field. Only wnlte democrats can vote in the primary, but every qualified voter can vote in the regular election. The citizen's duty is to be ready. The Johns' case is an example, where the opportunity came. Many of the Negro voters were unprepared to cast their vote for either, and thereby lost the opportunity to exer cise their right. Negroes in this city are more and more demonstrating an independent spirit, but that will profit nothing unless they are ready to ex ercise their franchise at all times. Mr. C. D. Johns, ex-independent, ex democrat, has announced himself a? an independent candidate for Mayo.-. The Negro voters of the city should wake up and begin a careful study of the difference between a turncoat and a regular. The County Court has just voted an appropriation to build eight school houses for Negroes at a cost of $7,500. This is a great step in the right direc tion, and parents should see to it that every child of school age attends the full session. The Pythian Grand Lodge comes to our city next week. Nashville will throw wide her doors to the valiant Knights and thrice welcome them tu her hospitality, which her record proves to be unlimited. After a long and stubbornly fought struggle, the Tariff question comes to an end. Business men can now set about to plan for the future, and the peo ple will be at ease. Negro business men in Nashville are sorely in need of a wide-awake organization. Judging from the past, we are of the opinion that it would be best not to have a chartered concern. "PAUL ON MARS' HILL. "Paul on Mars' Hill" will b the subject of Rev. W.S. Ellin frton'a dis course Sunday morning, July 11, 1909, at the First Baptist Church. Eiehth avenue, North. ELECTED TO POSITION AT NOR MAL. In selecting the new president to take charge of the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Normal, Ala.-, which possibly forms a new adminis tration, Nashville is already playing a conspicuous part. Information was received in this city last Friday after noon In a telegram, from one of the commissioners, announcing that Miss Izcra Garrett, an accomplished young lady of this city, had been elected sec retary to President Buchanan. This announcement was greeted' with much joy and the election of Miss Garrett is regarded as one in which proper recognition is given merit and ability. Missi Garrett is no stranger to the educational work at Normal, as it will be remembered that she spent a number of years at the Ala bama school as secretary to the late Professor Councill, and only on ac count of failing health at that time and a much needed rest, did' sho ab sent herself from the school. Later on she was chief clerk and bookkeep er for W. L. Lauderdale, an insurance man of Alabama, who is also Presi dent of the People's Investment andj Banking Company. Miss Garrett left , this week to take up work in her old school as she was requested to report at once. DISTRICT CONFERENCE. Rev. H. J. Johnson, Presiding Elder of the Nashville District, calls atten tion to the District Conference, Wom an's Missionary and Sunday-School Convention of the C. M. E. Church, which will be held at Cairo, Tenn., July 21 to 25, 1909, five miles out from Gallatin. The pastor and people are sparing no pains in making arrange ments to entertain their guests. Sun day will be the crowning day of this meeting. The law provides that all pastors and. lay preachers be present and none to be excused until Monday. iOysOQOQQOo6oOQycyyCiCiO'r. 5 2 C MMI N NATION 5 CX)OOOCCCGCGCOGOGOCAX)OCOCC The Irrepressible Negro. To The Nashville Glone: More effective and more materialis tic than Banquo's ghost; as irrepres ! sible as intelligence, industry and i worthy ambition can inspire, and as sure of a lofty place in the scheme of I the world's great affairs as the inex ! orable law of God has decreed and given assurance of to those who fit themselves for life's work, is the Ne- , gro who will in time come into his rightful inheritance untrammeled ! manhood. ! " No Negro Enumerators, " an ' editorial in a morning's paper of the 7th Inst., is an acknowledgement ci me preparedness of the Negro to meet other men of omer races on common ground in the busy activities of life, not on the score that he is a Negro, but on that of qualification and efficiency. He asks no quarters, for he lacks not in moral, intellectual )r physical fitness to perform the same class of duties, and as efficiently as men of other races. This fitness of the Negro to do with equal grace, in telligence and dispatch what other men can do is calculated to draw out just such an editorial as the one re ferred to. It harks back at (Dr. Crum and the Indianola post-office episode to bolster up some far-retched reason to prejudice the appointment of Negro census enumerators. The editorial utters an astounding amount of racial ego, which would be attacked by that paper with all of the sarchasm, bitterness and vitupera tion at its command were such utter ances made use of by an organ of tho race against whom it has directed the editorial in question. It says that "the race question is ever present in the South," but this is true only be cause of just such newspaper effus ions as the one under comment. The old cry that the Negro is not compe tent and prepared in every way to compete with other men in perform ing creditable service in every field of human endeavor is no longer being made as a reason for his disqualifica tion; but, pitiful as it is, objections have bsen narrowed down to the weazly, pygmy proportions "He Is a Negro." That in itself is high com pliment to the indomitable pluck and courage that have characterized the iNegro in his forward movements since he came into manhood's free estate. Pardon this expressive street expression, but he is reporting at the bar of public opinion with "The Goods in Order." A word to the point. Let those in authority appoint enumerators that will be satisfactory to all concerned. Negro enumerators for the Negro peo ple, and enumerators for the other races who will harmonize with their wishes and meet their approval. If all the "kindliest feelings for the Ne gro," as that paper expresses itself, are dressed in garb like that editorial, the Negro: people are best pleased to return them with thanks. The Negro is averse to any enum erators coming In contact with their women and children save members of their own race. Things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. This old axiom or propo sition is apparent to the simplest mind; therefore, it is meet to repre sent to the Daniels who have come 'o judgment this simple proposition as a criterion to aid them in their consid eration of the appointment of the cen sus enumerators. JADECEE. - THE STATE FAIR. The Tennessee Colored Fair Asso ciation says there is going to be a fair in Greenwood Park this year and a peep into the office of the general manager will say even more. Things there say, the colored people of Ten nessee are going to have a great big fair, September 21 to 25 inclusive, and one which will reflect credit upon any race. Already applications and inquiries have come from other states for space and information. This will be a ban ner year in the history of Negro cot operation, for every officer, commit tee and all connected with the fair are hard at work to make the second annual fair all that any people could wish. The ladies are already at work un der the leadership of Mrs. P. R. Bur rus and from their enthusiasm it is a foregone conclusion that their de partment will be the pride of the fair; for only a woman can do things as a woman can. The association invites all colored people to take part in making the fair a SHccess and to send in anything they may have that could be exhibited. PROF. HYNESS AT CLARKSVILLE On July 1st, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, at Clarksville, Tenn,, Rev. E. M. Seymour, pastor, Prof, and Mrs. W. G. Hynes opened their engage- ment of two nights in that city to quite an appreciative audience, giv ing to them their i.ew illustrated sub jects, which closed their engagement in Clarksville. Twice the number came cut to witness the entertainment. Prof, and Mrs. Hynes have been re quested to appear four nights at Mi lan Baptist Church, Milan, Tenn., beginning Monday night, July 12, and ending Friday night, the 16th. 1 NOTICE TO DELEGATES. 942 Peach Avenue, Memphis, Tenn., July 3, 1909. To the Pastors and Delegates of the State Baptist Convention of Tennes see: You are hereby notified to send your name and) address at once to C. J. Neal, Secretary of the En tertainment Committee, at the above address, and he will send you a card stating the name of the person and street and number with whom you will stop while attend- ing the Convention. By doing this you will greatly oblige us, and it will save you a great deal of time aft er getting here. If two persons wish to stay to gether, write it so we may under stand. Respectfully, T. J. SEARCY, Pastor Metropolitan Baptist Church. I 1 THIRTY YEARS OF FREEDOM TROUPE. The Thirty Years of Freedom Troupe spent several days on a west ern tour. While on this tour In Sun- day services Mr. W. W. Nolens and Mr. Thetus W. Anderson delivered strong addresses. The future success of this troupe depends largely on these two young men as well as the never tiring efforts of the manager, Miss M. B. Topp. The future engagements will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church, the latter part of July; Salem Chapel, Kayne Avenue Baptist and Payne Chapel. WILL VISIT EXPOSITION. A trip of some importance and one that to many people would mean, al most a fortune in knowledge of the West and the geographical appear ance of that part of the United States, but to Rev. Wm. Beckham, the stal wart Field Editor of the National Baptist Union, who is also Field Sec retary of the National Baptist Conven tion of the United States, it is a com mon occurrence. Dr. Beckham left the office of the Publishing Board a week or ten days ago, and his Itin erary was not quite complete, but on last Monday the Assistant Secretary received the following: Dr. Beckham went from Nashville to Chicago, 111.; from there to Prince ton, Ind.; from thence to St. Louis, Ma; there to Jefferson City, Mo.; from there to Kansas City; he will leave Kansas City on Monday, going to DesMoines, Iowa, via Omaha, Neb., thence to St. Paul, Minn., and Spo kane, Washington. He will spend ten days at the Exposition. Coming back, he will stop for appointments at Tacoma, Olympia, Portlands Oregon, Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Cal., Salt Lake City and Og den, Utah; Denver, Pueblo, and Col orado Springs, Colo,, reaching Nash ville to go with' the delegation) to the National Baptist Convention at Co lumbus, O., unless the plan Is changed. This trip will cover about six thousand miles. Dr. Beckham crosses the United States from Maine to California and from Michigan to Florida three or four times each year. Dr. R. H. Boyd was to have taken this trip also, but the press of business caused by an extra heavy rush made it impossible for him to leave the work. EDUCATIONAL CLUB ENTER TAINED, The Ladies Educational Club was entertained by Mrs. Cormelia Snoden, of 705 Smiley street, last Monday., Those present were Mrs. Flagg, Mrs. Borman, Mrs. Woodfolk, -Mm Win drow and Mrs. Walton. After busi ness was transacted a menu of two courses was served. DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT. Miss Nannie Bell McKlsslck, of 716 Gay street, gave a delightful social. Music and games were enjoyed. A four-course menu wasi served. The house was beautifully decorated for th.; occasion with pinks and roses. About twenty-five guests were pres ent. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Having suggested Insolvency of es tate of Aaron King, deceased and having recleved orders from County Court of Davidson County, Tenn., to wind up said estate under insolvent laws, this is to notify all persons having claims, against said estate to appear and file the same, authenticated as required by law, within 90 days, and any claim not filed on or by said date will be forever barred, both In law and equity This June 19th, 1909. G. J. Pride, Administrator, 809 Sylvan street.