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The Nashville Globe.
Published Every Friday In the Year, Room
1, Odd Fellows Hall, No. 447 Fourth Ave
nue, North, Nashville, Tenn.,
D. A, HART President
C. H. BURRTLL Secretary
H. A. BOYD Business Manager
Telecom Mala 4732.
D. A. HART Editor
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1910.
In voting to issue bonds to the
amount of $60,000 for the erection
and equipage of tho State Normal,
Agricultural and Mechanical College
for Negroes, the members of the Dav
idson County Court took a step that
will be received with satisfaction by
every Negro- in this county, and we
venture to say by a large majority
of the Negroes in the state. The ac
tion of the court is far-reaching in
Its significance. It shows to the
world that our county and state au
thorities are becoming to realize the
needs of all her citizens along educa
tional lines and that they are acting
in accordance with their convictions.
The Negroes in Tennessee are
sorely in need of such an institution.
It means more to Lhem than it is pos
sible to express in these columns.
There are thousands of Negro homes
in this state to-day that are unhappy
because the two contracting parties
who agreed to live together until
death should take away one or the
other, were not taught how to make
a home happy. Every young man
and every young woman who is
trained in an industrial school knows
how to make their own homes happy,
and in so doing they make the homes of
others happy. Tho Normal College,
being a state institution, will serve to
develop a special sute pride in all of
the pupils who attend it that can not
come from any other source. There
will grow in the hearts of the stud
ents of such an institution a love for
their home that w.ll never die. Con
tentment will develop with a rapidity
that Is beyond man's comprehension,
thereby making citizens who will al
ways be loyal to Tennessee. State
normals, therefore, become a valua
ble asset in proportion as the state
and county authorities take pride In
developing them.
We would not convey the idea, how
ever, that the normal school will cer
tainly be located in Davidson County,
for the citizens of Hamilton County
are wide-awake to the worth of hav
log in a community such an lnstitu
tion as this will be, and they are
leaving no stone unturned to secure
it; but we do not believe the citi
zens and merchants of Nashville and
Davidson County will allow the pro
gressive giants from the foot of the
mountains to wrest from them whai
they are justly entitled to. But the fact
remains that the school will be es
tablished, which Is the main issue
after all, the question of location
comes in secondary. The Globe has
just cause to rejoice to see this matter
taking tangible form, for we count
the results obtained and those about
to be obtained to the credit of a
ceaseless warfare waged for a period
covering three or four years.
Before we will have an opportunity
to speak to the people again the tak
ing of the census will have begun.
We wish to call attention of all Ne
groes to the importance attached to
this matter. The census is for the
good of all and to the harm of none.
No man or woman will be inconven
ienced in any way whatsoever by an
swering fully every guestion asked
them by the census enumerators, but
on the other hand, if you do not
state the facts to the enumerators
you are liable to do yourself an in
justice and your neighbors as well.
We invite you to read in another
column what the President of the
United States has to say on the sub
ject, and advise that you act accord
ingly. We urge that every minister, school
teacher, heads of lodges and societies
speak plainly to the people between
now and the fifteenth of this month,
and explain to them to the best of
their ability why the census is taken.
We believe that if accurate statistics
can be gathered they will show that
there are at least 15,000,000 Negroes
in this country. We fought valiant
ly to have Negro enumerators, and
you know what the result was. We
now urge every one to answer freely
every question pronounced to them.
There is urgent need of debating
clubs in the city of Nashville. No
better proof of this need be sought
than the fact that in the debate at Flak
ast week it was not possible to find
colored men to act as Judges, con
sequently white men had to be se
cured. The Negro men of the city,
and the women as well, should bestir
hemselves and see to It that strong
debating clubs are organized. There
are subjects coming up every day that
are debatable, and to understand
them clearly it is necessary that they
be discussed pro and con.
Saturday at nine o'clock the
County G. O. P. moguls will assemble
n the Twin Building to elect dele
gates to the State Convention. The
assemblage will have a deal more of
that objectionable coloring than wa3
the case in the last meeting of the
Our High School baseball club
swatted the ball so hard in 1909 that
the sounds thereof are still ringing
in the ears of the boys from Fisk,
so in 1910 the Gold and Blue blew
out of the league.
Tennessee democrats are very much
like the Dutchman's flee. The minute
you think you have them in line you
find them all out of line.
That Indiana beverage was more
than little Willie Taft could stand,
so he scratched it off the list.
We thought old Mr. Ground Hog
was through with us, but this weather
suggests his presence again.
"Back to the farm" is a new watch
word. We trust that many or our
young men will catch it and hurry to
its summons. There is a wealth of
joy, health and gold out on the farm
to that young man that goes out with
pluck. Too many of us are afraid of
hard toil, so much so that we would
rather press brick all day than to fol
low a plow at nice salary. Young
man, if you are not satisfied with
your job, "back to the farm." The
Negro Fortune Teller, Hunts ville,
The legislature of Maryland Is In
session in Annapolis, and has been
since the first of January of this year,
It has so few Republicans in both
houses that they hardly amount to a
row of pins as far as influencing leg
islation is concerned. Both the Sen
ate and the lower branch is over
whelmingly Democratic. The last
legislature was the same and also the
one previous. Almost every official
from the Governor down is a member
of the Democratic party, both city and
State. With the exception of a few
counties the Democrats are in entire
possession of the State, city and coun
ty governments, and yet with all this
they are still harping on the poor Ne
gro. Why is it they cannot let him
alone? They could not have more
power in the government of the State
than they now possess If every Negro
in Maryland would take up his bed
and walk. It is a chronic disease
with them and even the best of them
seem to be tarred with the same
stick. The Afro-American Ledger,
Baltimore, Md.
No more important move for the
immediate interests affecting the life
and progress of the town of Mound
Bayou has been recently made than
that looking toward the incorpora
tion of the town into a separate
school district. This will have the
effect to remove the local Institution
from under the general supervision of
the county school board, place its
administration in the hands of local
authorities and make us entirely re
sponsible for its progress. There
certainly can be no objection against
this increase of responsibility. On
the other hand, it should be gladly
welcomed. It opens for us one more
opportunity to demonstrate onr ca
pacity for doing things creditably. If
we can succeed in having the town in
corporated into a separate school dis
trict we have every confidence in our
ability to show that we are fully cap
able of successfully managing our
school equally as well as our other af
fairs. The Demonstrator, Mound
Bayou, Miss.
Cheap Sports.
Race prejudice is a peculiar "crit
tur" and is subject ta more varieties
than an unbroken colt.
There is in this city and a num
ber of others throughout the state an
agency for a tailoring establishment
which caters to the masses, pre
sumably, furnishing suits and over
coats at one price, but not to Ne
groes. Those of the race who wish to be
deck themselves with Easter finery at
a small cost must confine themselves
to dark colors, if they procure their
suits from this firm, for their agents
have been instructed to sell Negroes
nothing in light colors. Why? Just
because white wearers of $15.00 tailor-made
suits object to seeing the pat
terns they have selected worn by Ne-
Igro men.
TnV 1 inn 1oi,rr1loV.1n9 Tha A AT A.
cate, Charleston, W. Va.
Carrying the Gospel to Men.
The gospel meeting for men which
was held at the Globe Theatre last
Sunday afternoon was a distinct inno
vation in Norfolk and scored another
point for the Young Men's Christian
ssociation, under whose auspices it
was held. The spacious theatre was
almost filled with men and we believe
we are safe in saying that Dr. With
row's eloquent and . able gospel mes
sage fell upon the ears of many who
would not have heard it, had it been
delivered in a church or even in the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
There is a great field for gospel
work in this city outside of the
churches and it is significant that the
Y. M. C. A. has taken the Initiative in
that respect. Some men who would
never go to church to hear a sermon
or to the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation Rooms to listen to a Bible lec
ture would stop on a street corner or
go to a theatre to hear the word of
God. The earnest attention that was
given the speaker and. the spirited
and enthusiastic manner in which the
men joined in the gospel songs was
evident that last Sunday's meeting
filled a long felt need. The Y. M. C.
A. is filling most admirably its mis
sion in this city. The Journal and
Guide, Norfolk, Va.
Information comes to Nashville that
a special party of enterprising Chat
tanooga citizens is arranging an ex
cursion trip during the latter part
of this month to Mound Bayou, Miss.,
in order to give inspiration and im
petus to some who are advocating
the establishment ' of a Negro town
near Chattanooga. This party of
prospective investors; will include
Nashville in its itinerary according
to information given out, and they
are planning one day in the city, leav
ing at night over the N. C. & St. L.
for Mound Bayou.' If the report Is
confirmed it is probable that the Busi
ness and 'Professional Men's League,
together with the two Business
Leagues of the city will make an
effort to get together and entertain
them while here, showing them what
Nashville Is able to do in the way of
Negro business enterprises.
The Woman's Sentiment Moulding
Club met at the residence of Mrs. S.
E. Griggs, Monday night April 4th.
A large number of the . numbers were
present, and inoh, business trans
acted. It was decided that the
Woman's Day will take place on the
third Sunday of this month at the
First Baptist Church, East Nashville
with the same program as planned
for the meeting in February.
Mrs. M. E. Griggs, President.
Mrs. J. L. Overton, Secretary.
The Cosmopolitan Club, of Capers
Chapel C. M. E., met with Mrs. Henry
C. Lightfoot, of 508 Eighteenth ave
nue, North, Monday, April 4th, at 3
p. m. The meeting was opened by
singing "My faith looks up to thee,"
Scripture reading, 43 Ps., Mrs. S. B.
Webb; prayer by club, song "Blessed
assurance." The members present re
sponded to their names with quota
tions from different authors. Tho club
had the delightful honor of having
as guests Mrs. T. G. Moppins, Mrs.
Foster Long, Mrs. Jno. Cunningham
and Mr. and Mrs. Porter Carter. Af
ter business, the house was opened
for social communication, after which
a delightful two-course menu was
served, he hostess being extended a
rising vote of thanks for her hospi
tality. The meeting adjourned to
meet at ' the home of Mrs. Edward
Mason, 1719 FaUerson street.
- Miss E. M. Green, President.
Miss D. C. Crockett, Secretary.
Mrs. Berry Thurman, of Bowling
Green, has recovered from a severe
case of pneumonia. She was de
lighted to be able to bo out at her
church Easter Sunday.. Her daugh
ter, Miss Hattle Mitchell, will return
to her home in Detroit, in a few
The Military Court of Inquiry.
Well, the puissant and mighty Mili
tary Court of . Inquiry has given birth
to a sickly, puny progeny in the La
ture of an opinion on the shooting-up
of the town of Brownsville. Tex.
This Brownsville mess is the mes
siest mess that was ever messed over
by men imputed to be sane, and this
last crowd of high-titled ones, Capts.
Gens., Brig. Gens., Maj. Gens, and
Lieut. Gens., constituting the great
court, has succeeded in turning the
same famous trick that made the
Senate Investigating Committee no
torious, that of declaring that the Ne
gro soldiers shot-up the Texas town
without a scintilla of evidence against
a single soldier.
Sane men throughout the civilized
world will be constrained to point
the finger of contempt at the finding
of this last court. If soldiers shot-up
the town, why in the name of jus
tice and the minimum of common
sense didn't the court point out the
guilty ones and let them be punished.
The evidence or testimony that 1
proved that soldiers did the shooting
will also prove, who they were. This
is the simplest reasoning to be ap
plied to the whole thing.
The law says Defore the accused
can be adjudged guilty of any crime
with which he Is charged, his guilt
must be proved by competent evi
dence or testimony and by such that
will not admit of any doubt. And
hero we have a court proclaiming the
guilt of men whom it has not proven
guilty, and this is perfectly plain
from the fact it cannot fix the re
sponsibiliy for the crime. If re
sponsibility cannot be fixed 'for a
crime, then how can any particular
party or parties be held and ad
judged guilty of that crime.
There Is one satisfying consolation
about this Brownsville "plunder,"
and that Is the Negro soldiers didn't
have anything to do with it, and
every sane man In the world Is cog
nizant of that if you could chase
down his conscience and hear what
it has to say. No set of men In the
world could have kept such a secret
in the face of all the hounding and
sleuth work that ha3 been done by
the emissiaries of the world's most
powerful government that desired to
fix the crime on the Negro soldiers.
The whole world will view this whole
business as the meanest thing in the
category of mean things. And this
Military Court of Inquiry and Its ri
diculous finding will even be now as
In the years to come the laughing
stock or stupendous Joke of devils
as well as of meu.
Folk Songs
Commenting upon the singing of the
songs in our Folk Songs No. 1. by a male
quartette DR. HENRY E. KREBB1EL,
"Dean of American Critics" says:-
"A concert-goer might live a lifetime and
never hear such beautiful homogeneity
of tone as that which they produce, nor
such euphony, perfection of unance and
precision. Save for its vital human qualify,
which litis it above all musical products,
this harmony sounds like that of a well
tuned organ."
This recognition puts our Folk Songs
side by side with the world's greatest
musical achievements.
This music is suitable for the parlor, the
school, the church.
WWITK pon information TO
Work Bros. & Hart Co.,
May Rules, 1910.
Maggie Laekins
James Laekins
In this cause it appearing to the
satisfaction of the Court that tho de
fendant is a non-resident of the State
of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary
process of law cannot be served upon
him; It is therefore ordered that said
defendant enter his appearance here
in at the May term of the Davidson
County Circuit Court, to be holden at
the Court House In Nashville, Tennes
see, on the first Monday in May, it
being a rule -day of this Court, and
defend, or said complainant's bill
will be taken for confessed as to
him and set for hearing ex parte. It
is therefore ordered that a copy of
this order be published for four weeks
in succession in the Nashville Globe,
a newspaper published In Nashville.
L. M. HITT, Clerk.
M. B. COOK, D. C.
JAS. BUMPASS, Solicitor for Com
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Wright, who
returned from their ibridal tour in
Kansas City and St. Louis, were given
a wedding reception by their, sister,
Miss Virginia Whittaker, Wednesday
evening Match 30. The receiving
party included Mrs. Olivia Whittaker,
Miss Virginia Whittaker, Misses
Clara Frierson ana Ida V. Pillow.
The bride was handsomely gowned
in white net over satin, which was
hand embroidered and elaborately
trimmed in Dutch lace. Her bouquet
consisted of white carnations ' tied
with white ribbon.
A large collection of presents were
received, including silver, cut glass,
havalind china and many other use
ful articles. A two-course menu was
served. Mrs. Wright was formerly
Miss Mamie Whittaker.
President Meharry Alumni As
The business session of the Meharry
Alumni Association will be held in
the Meharry Auditorium Wednesday
afternoon, April 13th, at 2 p. m. In
connection with this meeting the
Ground Breaking for he new Hubbard
Hospital will'take place. This event
will be the cause of the assembling
on the Walden campus of hundreds
of Nashville's leading citizens, as
every one is deeply Interested In this
new department that Is to be added
to Meharry Medical Colleges.
The night session will be held In
the auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.
m. The annual address will be de
livered by Dr. A. N. Kittrell, one of
the leading physicians of Memphis.
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