Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 4, 1907 · Page 8
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 8

Oakland, California
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Thursday, July 4, 1907
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j - " 4. XlJ -pr.nciDnriT- ThetNgro, His Righjts, .nd Aspirations. At d meeting of the Afro-American ;"- Council ' in 1 Baltimore, 'Alexander'-Walter's, African ' Methodist Episcopal Bishop of .New Jersey, denounced President Roosevelt and . Secretary Taft as fnemies of the , colored people because of the dismissal of . the battalion of the Twenty-fifth Infantry that "shot up. Brownsville: He said tthe ; President-referred to the Negroes as' a race of criminals. He also voiced a demand for "social equality," which he denned as "the right to stand on the same " footing with a , white woman as ' that on which a white man stands with-her. - -. ,.:.:: l.y Bishop Walters should understand that his definition is pre- Wisely that of those who insist that the -Jim Crow car, the JTm ICrow section in theaters, and the color line in hotels and at bath : jng .resorts are necessary to protect white women from ;the atten f tions of colored tnenJ He reveals an aspiration to associate with white women on terms of intimacy, regardless ofrv the limitations i established, not by Taw, but by social ethics, and ' the natural predilections of race. To further this desire', he would hive the laws -so amended that social contact on an equal looting cannot "be "denied. To ' what end may, readily be imagined.. T . ' Bishop Walters may find a sympathetic response to" -;. social 1 equality as he defines it in an assemblage of his own color, but thirdly among any considerable body of whites. Apparently he is ioduvious to me iact tnat ms utterances omy serve to Bircngxncn the hands of those who, would hold! the Negro in an inferior position '.before the law, as a; ritizejj and in the opportunities of life. By ! vinuany admitting inai.xnc acmana to u m uic mc wis uu I put up at the same hotels as whites has for its inspiration a desire : ko associate on the same footing that white men do, he admits the ,'main charge of the advocates of race discrimination and separation puDHC places, ine ngni to uc. ircaicu as i iuu uu iw ouy- 1 fl ... i Ji! 1 UT CtA mA .;pjiea wim sucn accommodations as a pcrsun is auic ij uuiu nm willing to pay for is one thing. The demand to be admitted to rf social companionship with White people that colored men may be ; -q,utc ILVJ Hied viiii.c ruuic vii Ail ivjuat owiai iwimg ju"v " vpthei . As the lawmaking power is vested in white men, the de- -' -i 1' . 1 j -.t if n.:i.. :a :ii u ' rnana is not iiKeiv to De comouea wun. .uwe i.iciy n win uc j t v - received with indignation, and lose the Negro friends and well - wishers in his struggle for equal rights before the law. ., ; Uisfton Walters does his race no good by making it stand tor -criminal riot when directed agains't a white community that as made itself obnoxious to colored sensibilities. Despite the asser vn rt SMiafnr nrawr wnrMP mntivM ana unnn laitn are senousiv open to question, evidence educed during the Senatorial investiga ; .iion clearly established the fact that the shooting at Brownsville 1wa flnn hv mmhrn of the colored battalion. The hvoothesis . . ... . w 1 ... . r !J ' nat me wnncs 01 Drownsvuic uciiDcraiciy loimcu a . v-uuspnav. against the colored battalion, shot up their own town, killing one J and wounding others, and then committed wholesale perjury is 5 vtterably untenable. This hypothesis is based oil the theory that i exploded rifle shells were procured in advance from Fort Niobrara, i Nebraska and scattered around at the scene of the shooting. It rvTwii nn th atcumnt rvn that a numhpf nrt the most rtDUtaDle '- . P i j i. . I F . tneory tnat denes every law 01 prooapinty, tne laws 01 numan 'nature, and every circumstance surrounding the affair. Moreover, 'the former record of the battalion, without testimony, raises the prestfmption of guilt. ? However. Bishop Walters sees the dismissal of the battalion only in' its race light. He is indignant because the discharged men are Negroes, not .because they are innocent. His logic apparently ; is that they are innocent because they are black and their accusers I white. In his heart' he is probably glad they shot up the town. He J would have rejoiced it a wnite Dattanon nad Deen aismissed ior $hoot)ng up a colored town. He appears to think the dismissal mMi1tartv nr4tit' hoiia 'Rrfi-wnsville ? Afttiated in ' ft. Southern jState. He is incensed at the white people of that place becauseJ I they objected to drinking at the same bar and oating at the same tables with the colored soldiers. , - The bishoD toreets tnat a 200a many soldiers, wnite as .weu as black, are Unpleasant persons to meet socially; that a record for 'bravery on the field of battle does not mitiate against the fact jthat av considerable proportion of a command may be brutes in i liquor and given to ruffianly acts in their utterances with civilians. ' . . On the sam occasion at which Bishop Walters spoke Rev. !S. Corrothers, pastojof a colored church in Washington, intimated : I that ; if PresidenKobsevelt did not do the right thing by the Negroes, 700,000 of them would vote the Democratic ticket. This U the marlnR cA follr.' What can the Necroe exoect from the' , .f . - j - ; - - - o - -t Pemocratic party, dominated as it is by the sentiment that has lAlnfrnrtchUed ICecrroes and enacted' Tim Crow laws in nearlv everv ''State aouth 'of the Ohio?. Such talk is calculated to alienate the U, friends of the colored people in the North and to disgust thoughtful ;men everywhere. The worst thing that could happen to the Negro Trace would be.for the colored "voters to turn against President Roosevelt and the Republican party because riot and murder-by colored soldiers -Xras not condoned. Nor is the Negro's fight for a square deal, aided by falsely charging the President with saying the "Negroes are a race of criminals. The President said no such '! thing, as the text df his message proves. If the, Negro desires jus- Si. tm . ViA rVi?te Vitk mint tf williW tr rrtrireAt itief Vim and not stand by, wrong when it is represented by black men. The white is the stronger race in this country, and appeals to its sense of iustice must come 5rwn people with clean hands.: Those who .. - -: - - i ' ' defend outrages on whites perpetrated by blacks can. get no sym-j pathetic hearing when they protest against outrages committed on ; blacks by whites; -v. , ' r.---f1" l' tlRH! THE GLORIOUS FOURTH, RAH I TTie Stockton ail rebukes a San Francisco paper for stating falsely that Schmitz asked Judge' Dunne to postpone his sentence. The Mail is ' impertinent and intrusive, also lacking in sympathy with the ends of justice. AYby should any rightminded -person make objection to ties printed about Schmitz ?t Is he not a villain? If falsehoods will expedite his journey to prison -whyj find fault with them? Apparently ; the Mail does not- comprehend that Schmitz,. has forfeited : all right to have th truth told about hm or his trial, Mr. Heney has declared that he is guilty, and Abe Ruef has sworn, to it. That should settle the matter. If Schmitz were innocent he would have the right to protest against falsehood and misrepresentation, but. with Mr. Heney'saccusinj finger pointed at him he is displaying inconceivable effrontery by demand mg that the proceedings in his tase be truthfully stated. The Federal Supreme4 Court sharply negatives the theory that because States have no right to secede, they have lost all the rights guaranteed them bjr the Constitution. , - Industrial Harmony Based oh Good Faith, v The chief reason for the failure, of the labor leaders to reach an agreement with Patrick Calhoun appears to be that recognition of the carmen's union involves the discharge of the non-union men who have taken service with the United Railroads since the strike began that their places may be given to the men wher went out on strike. Another reason is Calhoun's firm refusal to ever deal again with the leaders of the carmen's union who brought about the strike. ' The president of the United Railroads declares that he will under no circumstances sacrifice theymen who have run his cars during the strike, taking the ground that his good faith is pledged to give them employmenTas long as they deserve it. He takes the ground that the carmen's union broke faith with him and called a strike that was without the sanction of their own laws and regulations, hence he ays he cannot afford to deal with them any more. - ,. ; ' The leaders of the Labor Council practically admit that the carmen acted. in bad faith and called the strike improperly out take the position that Calhoun's attitude is a menace to organized labor and is preventing an adjustment of an industrial disturbance that is detrimentally affecting all classes in the community. We cannot help thinking the labor leaders ; should have exerted their influence on the leaders of the carmen before the strike was callei. We pointed out at the beginning of this unfortunate struggle that rauj tual good faith is necessarpy the basis of industrial peace and all harmonious relations between employers and employes. Agreements anust be lived up .to according to their spirit and letter by both sides if peace andood will are to prevail. Compacts non-enforcible by law are worthless unless their moral obligation is regarded as binding. An industrial war was brought on in San Francisco by the Draymens' Association violating their compact with the Teamsters' Union. Public opinion sided with the teamsters ir spite of numerous acts of violence. When the Typotheta broke their agreement with the Typographical Union, the public again recorded its verdict against a breach of faith. Popular opinion has been against'' the San Francisco carmen because of a belief that they were acting unfairly and in ad faith. iTxblic opinion wiir now hesitate to Say that Calhoun is wrong in refusing to recognize the union and discharge the men who are now' running his cars that the strikers may-be reinstated. : This is not a question of wages and hours. It is i question of principle- a principle underlying all good . understanding' and fair dealing between i man and man. That the public is heartily tired of the strike and extremely anxious to see it ended ges without Saying, lliai popular sjuipauij udiuiun iutuc5 ur wuruugmcu, even when they are much in the wrong, is hardly a matter of dis pute.' " ' .' Nevertheless, the observance of good faith is an issue that can not be ignored or brushed aside that a temporary treaty of peace may be patched up in a particular instance. : It affects the entire community and air future relations between . employers and' or ganized labor. '. It is an issue1 that should be met on both sides witb- candor and sincerity, and, in the light of the broad fact that every industrial disturbance deeply concerns every citizen and the body politic asa.,who!e.- . '.." - : Out of the trouble in Sanj Francisco vre hope, there will emerge a clearer understanding of the mutual obligations of labor and capital and of the paramount obligations both owe to the community at large When that understanding is reached the terms of peace will be a mere matter of detail to be adjusted with comparative ease. Pointed Paragraphs j During hla last IHoess Curran, the treat Irish wit. was one day told by the medical attendant that be seemed to cough with more difficulty than he had done the previous day. "That s odd enough," replied the sick one, "because rre been practicing all niht." Dr. Dous-at of Keith, who was made an honorary member ot.the Aberdeen society in 1795, had a reputation for bluntness. A talkative woman went to him one day and said to him: "Doctor, what U the matter wlh my tongue?" "Xust needin' a rest," he replied shortly. On another day a patient went to him a&d complained, "I have a deal to suffer with my eyes. doctor," whereupon he answered, "Better suffer with them than without.".. . . '-'j -,. One day the famous Dr. Cheyne was summoned to attend Beau ! Nash, the uncrowned king of Bath. . He prescribed for him, and the prescription was duly sent to be made up. Next day the physician called to see his patient, and la the course of hi examination inquired whether the prescription had been followed. " "No. doctor." renlled Nash, languidly. "If I had followed It I should have broken my neck, for I threw It out of the bedroom window." Miss Cargy Thomas, the president of Byrn Mawr college, was entertaining the senior claw at tea. Examinations were near and many of the seniors had a pale, drawn look. Their hostess,- to cheer them, told them an examination tory. "A young man," she said, "presented himself for his examination end failed lcnomlniously. To his family, on fire to hear how he made out, he wired: "Examination splendid. Pro feasors enthusiastic. They" wish for a econd In October." . . 7 . Today is the day of young America, day of the doctors and undertakers. Tomorrow will be the V' Governor John; A. Johnson of Minnesota threatens; to become the "Big Swede" o Democratic politics. The University of Pennsylvania has made him a doctor of laws, and the old line Democrats are talking of making him a running mate for some .Southern man at the head of the ticket a political blend of "The Clansman" and "Oie 01sen,w miKUSBTB ISM. No like SOZODONT. cause its mission as an Alkaline Antiseptic Liquid Dentifrice is to permeate e gums and mouth ana penetrate the minutest crevicies of the teeth, neutralizing and removing mouth acids, anti-septicising and cleansing the entire tooth structure. ' t - Its Iragrance is deliciona and lasting. 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