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The Nashville Globe. I'ublisl-L l livery Friday In the Year, Kooin 1, odd i't Uows Hall, No. 447 Fourth Ave nue, North, Nashville, Teim., BY THE GLOBE PUBLISHING CO. D. A. HART President C. H. DURRILL Secretary H. A. BOYD Business Manager Telephone Main 4732. D. A. HART Editor Kmered as second-class matter January 19, I'JOii, au the post-oll'ice at Nashville, Tennen- lee, under the act or Congress of March i, 187:). No Notice taken of anonymous contribu tions. SUBSCRIPTION IN ADVANCE. One Year $1 5c 8ix Months 80 Three Months 40 Single Copy 05 Notify the office when you fail to get your paper. ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED Ul'UN APPLICATION. KKADIXO MATTF.B IUi HS. 6 cents per line for each Insertion. 8 cents per line for each insertion (black face). Advertising copy should he In the office not later than H a. in. luesaay or each week TO THE PUBLIC. Any erroneous reflection upon the charac ter, standing or reputation or any person, firm or corporation, which may appear in the columns of Til 10 NASHVILLE GLOBE will be gladly corrected upon being brought to the attention of the management. Send correspondence for publication so ns to reach the otllce Monday. No matter in tended for current Issue which arrives as late as Vhursday can appear In that number, as Thursday Is press day. A' news matter sent us for publication m. bo written only on one side of the pa per, ad should be accompanied by the name of the contributor, not necessarily far publi cation, but as an evidence of good faith. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909. IN FALSE LIGHT. The Nashville Tennessean, one of the leading daily papers published in this city, is from time to time at tempting to convince the people of this state that the Negro voters of Tennessee are a Jot of whisky-drinking, irresponsible hoodlums. In the issue of Nov. 6, under the caption "The Negro in Politics" that jour nal has the following to say: ine defeat 01 the proposed amend ment to the Maryland constitution is not a very great surprise. Balti more and Maryland are largely under the influence of administration and Northern sentiment, and besides, the race problem is not so acute in Mary land as in other States farther south. One good resulted from the submis sion of the amendment It gave Presi dent Taft a chance to show that he Is out of tune with the Southern peo ple on the question of Negro suffrage as ho is out of tune with them on most other questions that relate to their upbuilding and advancement. Aside from any question of religion or morality, but considered purely from a business, an economic, an in dustrial standpoint,, the saloon is a curse to any State. Tennessee would have gotten rid of this curse in 1SS7 had it not been for unrestricted Negro suffrage. In 1906 the American said the saloon keepers were organizing the Negroes to vote against the regular Democratic ticket. . . v In 190S the Negroes were organized and were voted for the whisky candi date for Governor. The same plans are on foot for 1910. Any plan to further restrict Negro suffrage would bo fousht by the, Pat terson crowd. They would join Taft in holding to the abolitionist's idea of Negro suffrage. The present, election laws in Tennes see were designed to discourage the Negro from voting. They were laws agreed upon in Democratic caucus, If memory fails not; and any work on the part of the Patterson . crowd to encourage the Negroes to vote is in gross violation of the spirit of the law agreed upon in the sacred Demo cratic caucus. Louisiana has felt the nail of' Necro activity in politics a pall that Pat terson and his crowd, and Taft, would forever hang over Tennessee. For thirty years prior to 1898 (for three months preceding each State election) business was paralyzed and "men watched almost with bated breath to learn whether the white man or Negro would win." Had the contests been between the two races there would have been no doubt It was the "bold, unscrupulous and law less white rn en" vro held to the doc- 1 T 11 J. tlj'.l 1.1 1 1. I 1. At.-. trine uiat 10 me viciois utioug me spoils" that organized the Negroes, 9H is now being done in Tennessee, to preserve the spoils. How the condition was finally reme died is told In another column on this page by the New Orleans States. As a result of putting the Negro out of politics, "peace, order and the reign of law have - been substituted for turbulence and lawlessness, the moral standards of the people have Letn immeasurably elevated, the Ne gro is more contented, more law abid ing." The superiority of the white race has been recognized and its supremacy established in Australia, India and South Africa, In organizing the South African Republic, England re pudiated the reconstruction idea of 18C5-C7, as embodied in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and a-3 held to by Taft and the liquor inter ests in Tennessee. Any one not familiar with the po litical conditions in this state might be led, by reading the editorial quoted above, to believe that fair Tennessea is in eminent danger of being wiped off of the map. But the people who stand for fair play, and who are the backbone of the state, those who con stitute the progressive element, know that such is not the case. The attempt of the Tennessean to bring about un pleasant relations between the black and white people will fall short so long as the Negroes continue to stand up for the right. During the campaign the Tennes sean refers to there was not a single overture made to the Negro voters by the Democrats to support the Demo cratic nominees. There was no need for such. The black men knew their choice and voted as they pleased. All cf them did not vote the Democratic ticket. They were divided. The ma jority, however, voted for Hon. M. C. Patterson for governor and will do so again if he runs.' The statement thaL it was whisky that influenced the Ne gro vote is not true. Thousands of Negro men supported Mr. Patterson who were strong prohibitionists before that election and are until this day. The Negroes of Tennessee are work- ins hard to establish themselves per manently as citizens in this state, and they are succeeding admirably well. They are engaging in every branch of industry. The number of farm owners is increasing continu ally and they are learning the art of working the soil to an advantage. In the mercantile line cases can be cited that prove without a shadow of a doubt that Negroes in this common wealth are making great strides in the business field. In Nashville there are business concerns owned and con ducted by Negroes that the Tennes sean solicits advertising from, and yet it would have all of these put out of existence; for it is a fact that no man can conduct an enterprise suc cessfully in a community where he is being hounded continually. True, the assertions are false, but there are so many white people who do not know they are, and who make no ef fort to inform themselves that It makes the situation an aggravating one. The argument that .the faction of the Democratic paTty In power now is endeavoring to turn the affairs of this state over to the Negroes and that this Is being done for the pur pose of aiding the whisky interests is the weakest, plea that can be of fered to the voters of this state. Every man has a right to vote as he sees fit. The laws of this state re quire voters to be able to comply with certain rules, and these require ments are that the voter must pay his poll tax, register and pick out from a long list of names the men he desires to vote for. If he can do these things he Is justly entitled to cast a vote in every election, and the wel fare of the state will not suffer as a consequence. REFORM SCHOOLS. There are from time to time coming before -the public men who are the advocates of establishing reform schools for the redemption of the Ne gro youth, and it is only necessary to walk through the streets of any city in the South, or to be observant while passing through any community, to be convinced that there is a pressing need for 6uch institutions. While It Is true that the unfortu nate children should be ' taken care of, it is equally true that the people have been the 'victims on many occa- sions of designing men who adopt the method of collecting money on the presumption that they are work ing in the interest of some home for orphans. A man who will do such a' thing deserves the severest punish ment the law can Inflict. It is also incumbent upon the people to take the time to inquire as to the worthi ness of such institutions before pav ing money to the individuals repie- senting themselves as agents for them. THE STATE NORMAL. The sites for the three normal schools for white people will be se lected in the near future. The stats has been canvassed thoroughly and the white people have shown that they are deeply interested in the proposed Insti tutions. There is to be one normal established for black people, but so far little interest has been shown. Now, this school is going to be es tablished, and if it is not located to the best advantage of the Negroes of Ten cesse the blame will be on them. While American cotton is selling for fifteen cents in the United Slates other countries are discussing the possibili ty of raising their own supply at home, ft seems that people in other parts of the world are learning the value of the white staple too. "Guilty as hell" is the sentence passed on one .Mr. "Williams by the Hon. Jeff McCarn, our able State's At torney. How many years that sen tence entitles one to serve in the pen itentiary we do not know, but it goes without saying that the term would be a hot one. Senator Ben Tillman was as calm as a lamb when he met President Taft on secession soil. It developes that a pitchfork is not so dangerous after all. EDITORIAL CLIPPINGS. Now let every Marylander, white and black, get together and help to make Maryland one of the best places to live on this mundane sphere. Stop talking about politics and talk about men and measures. The Afro American Ledger. From the awful deeds of blood and riotimg at the election in Kentucky Tuesday it looks as though the South disfranchises the wrong fellow. The white Kentuckian has about as much business with the ballot as a mule in the race against Dan Patch. Disfran chise the whole South until the peo ple become civiilized. The Topeka Plaindealer. The Clansman. Whenever the Clansman appeared the colored people'have made a great to do about it. From the Bee's stand point it sees nothing in the play that the colored people should go frantic over. The play is going to Boston and The Bee hopes that the Massa chusetts colored citizens will attend the play if they so desire and if they don't want ,to attend it stay away. The more fuss you kick up about the play the more you advertise it. It will die a- natural death if you will permit it to run. The Washington Bee. Any public school system or ad ministration which does not furnish a seat and teacher for every child in the community entitled to benefits is a poor and seilfish system, that ought to be condemned. The Atlanta Inde pendent. Real Emancipation. As we prepare for a proper' celebra tion of Lincoln's Memoral Proclama tion which give to over four millions of our. people freedom, so far as the curse of human slavery was con cerned it would not be out of place, to think seriously of the word emanci pation. Are we in the true sense of the word a free people .from, from the prejudices which' tends to degrade us as a. race, free from the contaminating influences of the world .which would tend to destroy all the virtue in us. Has emancipation brought to us a love for our race above that enter tained for others? Has emancipation freed us from that life of confidence in racial enterprises and in the abil ity of our people to conduct gigantic establishments and institutions often prevalent among the masses of the race? These are necessary questions and suggestions, In s our material growth as well as In the substantial development of racial institutions. To some they may have just a shade or tinge of the pessimistic hue in them, but then we cannot see that THE GLOBE TRADING CflUPDti ! We Recommend That Our i Readers Trade With The j ! Merchants that Advertise in THE NASHVILLE GLOBE Cut out this coupon and present it when ' you tfo to make a purchase, and we fiuar- j antee you will always tfet a square deal. j yours TRUfY , NASHVILLE GLOBE. it" Is" always the best policy to hold only the optimistic side alone. The defects in the picture can only be perfected when the artist eye detects them. Thus it is with our racial life if perfection is always preached, there is nothing else to be done. The Fisherman's Net. fiOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOCOG 1 COMMUNICATION. 00000000000000000000000000 Denies the Charge. Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 1, 1909. Editor of the Globe: In defense of the colored ladies of Huntsville and the management of the North Alabama Colored Fair, I beg space in the column of your paper to reply to yours in last issue, under the caption, "Purpose of Fairs." The uuroose of Fairs is two-fold: entertain and amuse, and to exhibit the best products of the people. As a matter of pecuniary considerations, all Fairs grant concessionary privi leges to amusement stands, and gen erally irrespective of race or nation ality. The North Alabama Fair is no exception; and for this alone the Fair management granted concessionary piivileges to white and colored alike. If any undue familiarity or attempt to flirt with our colored girls on the lart of these white amusement men on the Fair grounds which was dis tinctly noticeable, I am justifiable in saying that it was indulged in only by the ill-reputed and not our ladies, whose dignity and chastity was sur rounded by so many gallant sons of Ham, who were ready to defy on the part of any villian. white or colored, even so much as flippancy. The care and protection of the disreputable In a heterogeneous crowd such as make up a Fair is by no means the duty of the management. The allegation that these white con cessioners intentionally collided with cur ladies is misleading and untrue; the. practice of which would have brought about friction. Only the proper relation existed. Respectfully, H. J. RICHARDSON, Secretary North Alabama Colored Fair. World's Greatest Fistic Gladiator. Jack Johnson is still the world's invincible and most masterful glad iator. He sits enthroned in the upper-most seat of the fistic arena and that fact is irritating and driving some of the "boys in the other camp" into fits and spasms which border dangerously near the limbo of parox ysm and despair. They are hoping "the other "boys" are, we mean that in Jim Jeffries they have found a fighter who can stem the torrent of Johnson's terrific prowess, but it is that kind of hoping that has no faith in it. It is a weakly, sickly, puny sort of hope which is a paradox or caricature on the real, genuine arti cle. Sentiment- is a beautiful human trait, and especially is this true when it is born of a firm and abiding faith in one's capabilities. It has been a great" developing factor, not only in the life of individuals, but of the na tional life of a'l progressive peoples. While this is true as here stated, yet this truth has, or is circumscribed by, limitations as affected by. relative conditions and environments. But if Jeffries and his votaries think that his sentimentally-coined phrase, "I am going to restore the title of heavy weight championship back to 'the white race," which phrase he takes every opportunity to exploit, he and they are reckoning without their host, Jack Johnson, who is as formidable, in a sense, with his fists as a Samson among the Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass. Jim Jeffries is everywhere shoot ing off his parrot-like pyrotechnic that he is going to bring the title back to the white race, but verilyJt may be said that Jack Johnson Will be on hand to see to it that he does not make his vauntings true. Such is the proclamation that has been sounded from the Johnson meg aphone. His edict has gone forth, that Jeffries must bite the sawuust on the arenic floor when they meet, and, he says, and smiles happily the whLe, that said edict will not return to him void. ' There are some newspapers with the petty spleen and spitetulness of irate schoolboys that impute to Mr. Johnson the use of bad English, the "dis and dat" dialect, they aie miffed and piqued at mm because of the stupendous and world-known tact that he is the greatest fistic gladiator of the world. "Miffed" and "piqued' are effeminate terms eminently suit able to the gnatty little spiteiuluess of such newspapers as essay to gibe or poke fun at Jack Johnson by a gross misrepresentation of hi lan guage. Eiven their puny attempts at fun at Johnson's expense ar3 in bad taste in the face of his qutcd lan guage as chronicled by some of the big and great papers of the country. Mr. Johnson's English is on a par with any, and superior to most of that class of men who follow pugilism as a profession. The fo.iowin is a sam ple of his language in speaking ol Jeffries at the New ?ork meeting as reported in the columns of such a pa per as The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tues day, November 2: "Jeffries did not speak to me at all, ana I didn't expect him 10. If what has been said about his feelings is true, then he surely Is sore, auC as I didn't go into that meeting to make friends with him I am just ast well satisfied. "It will serve my purpose just as well to have him good and mad when he enters the ring. Ha will get a worse licking than he would ordinari ly if that Is the case. A man ei.rased cannot show good judgment at any time. "There is one thing Oat I am de lighted with. I have snown my i4n "cerlty in making this match, and thereby unarmed ail of the critics who have been berating me for cow ardice and the like. The fact that I went clear across the continent when I should, by all that is right and Just, have forced Jeffries to come to me, has disarmed all of those fellows who swore that I never would screw up the courage to face Jeffries, even for the purpose of signing articles. I found there was nothing so terrible about Jeffries at all." If the above is dialect, then the King's Eng.ish is in sad need of re' vision or overhauling. This is all sufficient to brand properly the news papers exploiting the "dis and dat' canard. Enough said on that score. Mr. Johnson showed himself to be the equal of any in -the negotiations pertinent to the match between him self and Jeffries. Naught escaped him. He saw to it that Jeffries' name on those papers should trail in the wake of his own Johnson-Jef-ries. This manly preparedness and insistency may he the inspiring cause of the "dis and dat" flings of a cer tain c!assi of newspapers. But you can put it down that when the black gladiator steps into the ring, he will be a tower of strength and more than a Spartaeus. JADECEE. . NOTICE. The 'Nashville Globe Is constantly receiving lengthy obituaries from its many readers. We would like to publish all of them, because we know that the people expect to see them in the Globe, bo in order to give each of them space, we have made a special price of 25 cents per Inch for all these, in order that we might run them all without Incurring their displeasure by having to leave out some.. If It becomes paid mat ter, It is always given precedence over ordinary news items.