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"All things come to them that wait, providing they hustle while they wait." Charles W. Anderson.' "Get out of our sunshine." R. H. Boyd.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY. MARCH 15. 1907.
4 SUDDEN ENDING.
MR. A. R. CARUTHERS DROWNS
PLUNGES IN CUMBERLAND RIVER,
TRAGEDY TAKES PLACE NEAR
DUNLAP MILLS TWO WOMEN
WITNESS THE ACT FROM THEIR
PORCH HEROIC EFFORT MADE
TO SAVE UNFORTUNATE MAN.
Without apparent cause, Mr. A. R.
Caruthers, on Wednesday morning
walked out on a raft near Dunlap Mills
at the mouth of Monroe street, and aft-
the Cumberland River. Mr. Caruthers .
according to two ladies who witnessed
the deed, walked leisurely down the
street and passed near their porch
They noticed that he was a stranger
in that vicinity, but paid no particular
attention to that. The first act to at-
tract special attention was when he
iiuu iJtis&eu men uvui im wcta men
near the river, he turned and said
something to them which they could
not understand. He spoke to them
twice, but they were unable td under
stand his statements. He then walked
toward the edge of the water and out
cnto a raft of logs belonging to one of
the saw-mills. The two ladles then
began to be suspicious and continued
to watch his actions.
After Mr. Caruthers walked out onj
the raft he was seen to pull off his
coat and hat and lay them down by
his side. He then walked to the edge of
the raft and plunged in the river nead
foremost. The alarm was given at
once. A boatman near by was the first
to arrive on the scene. When Informed
of what had happened he rushed to
where his boat was locked and un
loosed it as Quickly as he could. He
saw the unfortunate man floating in
the river, making no apparent effort
to save nis lire, rne boatman realized
what moments meant and was working
with all the energy and strength he
possessed to reach the drowning man
in time to save mm, or at least save
the body. But time was against him.
The swift current was carrying Mr. Ca
ruthers rapidly down stream. The
boatman rowed on with hope, but when
he was about twenty feet from the man
he was seen to come in contact with
the limbs of a tree; the body stood
erect in tne water lor a moment ana
then sank out of sight. All efforts to
locate it proved rutiie, and to the time
ol going to press the body had not
Lieut. Smith was notified at the Po
lice Station of the occurence and sent
Patrolman Jim Williams to the scene
Patrolman Williams secured the
drowned man's hat and his coat, which
he had left lying on the raft. In the
coat pocket was a letter addressed to
A. k. uaruuiers, iox jeuersuu snet-i,
and signed by A. Cohen in regard to
selling Mr. Caruthers a cash register.
The letter was taken to its address
where it was identified, together with
the coat and hat by Dr. S. S. Caruth-
ers, a brother or the drowned man.
Dr. Caruthers stated that he knew
of no reason why his brother should
V r rr tnlro Vila nnm 1 i fa. a a Tin Ti o A n cf
entered in business opposite tne uun-
can Hotel and was doing as he thought
fine. He further stated that he had
examined his private affairs as far as
possible at the time, and found every
thing in proper shape.
Mr. Caruthers was thirty-eight years
old. He has two brothers, Dr. S. S.
Caruthers, of this city, and Mr. Neal
Caruthers, of Chicago, 111., and one sis-
ter, Miss Hattie Caruthers, a teacher
in the city schools. He had just re-
centlygone into business and was an
equal partner in the grocery firm of
n-,r P. Pomthoro 11(1 fPrlar otrppt
The Negroes of Nashville received the
Vial j x, cai uluv iu, .iw
sad news of his tragic death with
hated breath, as he had a host of
friends who hoped for him great sue-
pks in his new avocation. Mr. Oa-
mtherK was a member of the First
Baptlst Church, Spruce street, and
cf the orders Knights of Pythias and
Free and Accented Masons.
Mr. Geo. Garv was seen by a uiobe
representative. He said that he was
heart-broken over the loss of his friend
nnrl ro-nai'tner in. business. When
nsW if the death of Mr. Caruthers
would affect the continuance of the
business he said that it would not,
although he would be greatly handi-
capped, but hoped to overcome the
fhock. Mr. Neal Caruthers arrived in
the city on Thursday morning from
Chicago, having been summoned by
telegraph. Friends were at the home
on Jefferson street all day Wednesday
and Thursday lending their efforts to
console Miss Hattie Caruthers, who
was prostrate with grief.
TRINITY COLLEGE BURNED.
TrinUy Hall, a Congregational Col
lege, Athens, Ala., was destroyed by
fire Wednesday evening, March 13.
rev. dr. robinson, of Arkan-
There arrived in Nashville on Tues-
day morning from Little Rock, the
capital of the State of Arkansas, Rev.
J. P. Robinson, D. D., Chairman of the
Home Mission Board of the National
Baptist Convention. Dr. Robinson
came over to be present 'and partici
pate in the regular meeting of the
Publishing Board, of which he is a
member. His original sayings and
his witty way of entertaining his audi
ences have made him one of the most
popular ministers in the race. He
spoke at the chapel services of the
House at 9:30
Tues;lay m0rnJns. His remarks kept
a continual smile and a hearty laugh
ter throughout the address. He said
that he believed that every Negro
should woik. He used as an illustra
tion, "When rry wife and I find things
ivp nnt fninw nn wpll nrnimd hnmp I
look around aml say t0 her Let.s get
, , H thnll2.hf it was thf, Antv nt-
every member of the race to "get
busy" and stay busy. Speaking of
bin-self, he said he believed any man
is black as he ought to "get busy."
That he had no objection to white
eople being idle, for they had had
Ihouwn js of years of civilization and
c oi.ld possibly a ford to be idle. He
knew that there were few Negroes
that coull afford not to work. He ad
monished all to "get busy." Dr. Rob-
nson attended the Mt., Olive Church
Tuesday night, and left on the 11:30
train for his home in Arkansas
PEARL HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The boys of the Junior, Middle and
e nlor Chsses have organized a Base
Ball School League. Their Intention
is to have a series of games with
eacn otner 10 see wno win win tne
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pennant. Spring training has already
m.?s Fannie Mai Watkins called at
tho srhnoi Mondav. She has been
absent 'for three weeks on account of
SiCkness she promises to enter
'i gam as a pupil next juonuay.
The hall of the High School is be
ginning to resound with the tones of
Commencement music. Some very
i retty selections have been made and
pi a' fee will begin in earnest at the
close of this quarter. Among the
pieceg selected are "Eistudeantina,"
M-rch of the Guard." "Greeting to
sprjr,s" and "Chase of the Butter
flies Pi0f. Qmith and Miss C. M.
Bryant, the accomplished organist
,nd efTdentv musical Instructor, are
determined to see that the musical
part of. the Commencement program
s fully up to the standard
The Class in Manual Training met
for their second lesson last Tuesday.
Son:o of the teachers had completed
lne;r ru;g and there was a rumor
n nnt that Mr. H. A. Cameron was
contemplating going into the manu
f.,cture 0f rUrs He would have as
Undated with him Miss Mary Kane
curd board construction was
taken up and this feature of the work
proved as attractive as rug weaving,
your correspondent understands that.
fifteen lessons will be given the col
I i l i .. j. .-.-v
them for the wo,k to be introduced
into the schools next September.
WOMEN'S MASS MEETING.
There has been a general call ls-
HUeU 1UT il III. ins iiitvnuft
Women in Nashville. The meeting is
caned for the third Sunday in March,
k-hlch is the 17th. It will be held at
1he First Baptist Church, Spruce
street, of which Rev. W. S. Ellington
is pastor. and will be under the auspJ-
CP8 Df the religious and educational
dubs of this city, which include the
...-l .-r. f T r1 T IT Tt will hP
n v,i ll 1 c iii.; ... vy. i. u .
Utrictly a non-denominational gather-
ing of the thinking women. Just what
rn 1,0, i,nPn nutiinPH is nnt
known. It is learned, however, that
will nnon in n n Infnrmnl
iiiv muiiii, ... ....
way at 3 p. m. All women are cor-
dially invited to bo present.
in last weeK s issue or tne oiooe an
article appeared under the caption
"Tyree Camp Celebrates." This was
misleading. The celebration was not
by one camp but by all the camps
working for the liquidation of the debt
on St. John A. M. F. Church, which
are twelve In number, and named for
the bishops and general officers of
the African Methodist Episcopal
OF THE ONE-GENT SAVINGS
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING ELD.
MUCH BUSINESS TRANSACTED
IMCTITI ITiriW IM DRnCDFcni I
CONDITION A SIX PER CENT
COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT.
This is the action taken by the di
rectors of the One Cent Savings Bank
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11 uieir iiiuminy iiieeuus ubiu iviuu-i
'nvmroninirot fi nVlnrl In Urn rnnm nf
,ay evening at 0 o clock in the room oi l
eJlll Tl l f.
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uia iu ue lutseui ui una met-uuij, us
ome very important business was to
be transacted. In response
roll call by Mr. C. N. Langston,
the efficient teller, the following
directors answered to their names:
R. H. Boyd, J. W. Bostic, J. C. Napier,
T. W. Grant, W. D. Chappelle, T. O.
Tawing, E. B. Jefferson, J. B. Bosley,
Henry A. Boyd, Wm. Beckham, by
oroxy, R. F. Boyd, proxy, Louis Win
ter, proxy, J. Cullum, proxy. The
President declared, after the rol call,
that a quorum was present. Rev. W.
D. Chappelle led in prayer and the
mectin? was opened ror business.
Mr. J. C. Napier, the cashier, read
a report which showed the condition
-)i me uaiiK lur uie niuuiua ul jamwij
ind February, together wun a review
. . t t
OI me total raiuns ui i"c uamv
-.inm Ita nrrani7ntinn . TTe dwelt at
iL. i. -1. 1 J iU- VV
length upon the investments in stocks
)i v-v, i,tv v r.,v-
ina HUH IS US WCll ao liic ouuawuuai
'nvestment made in real estate by the
nanK. we saia, urni, aa wsmei, u
iraa ueeu as uuuscivauic a iuomuio
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o.nd that only when gilt-edged secur-
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"i, ZTLtZ Z7it
the bank had turned down many loans
that micht have been made but he
supposed it was on account of his be-
tng responsible for other people's mon-
ey that he did not care to take any
risks whatever. He recommended
that a 6 per cent dividend be declared
on all paid up stock subscribed on
or hPfnrp Dpcpmber 31. 1906. A mo-
tion to adopt this report was arrest-
on onri dismissed fullv one hour and
xht. after which it was decided, that
while 'the net earnings of the bank
justified a large dividend, it would be
o the advantage of the. bank to in-
crease its surplus and undivided prof-
Its. Hence .the 6 per cent dividend
was declared and is to be prorated
j he t of stock
oiihoprihPii hv p'iph Rtoekholder. A
fnoi fiiviriPTifi nf 1S ner rent has been
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fioH'irpd on all monev invested in
stock in the One Cent Savings Bank
rfnrincr thp thrpe vears of its exis-
toniD WhHp lintrl nn p.nnital has not
nvw. ivii.v i-.v. L 1
unnr, flvimiicfoH cnh q pnnflflpnrp hns
been created in the institution that
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the capital stock remaining unsold
could be disposed or very reaany, out
il, nffinn.n rt tVin IvlTllr O Q Wpll H ft
Hit! UHllCia u.i"".,
the Doaru or (urectorS e ua u
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to throw , i on tne m , Kei iu u ,in u
restrict tne siocKnomers iu iwiueuw
The directors' meeting Monday
evening was by far the most lengthy
ana one oi me ihoh iuieieauuB
. B l 1 i. Iln..nr.ilnn AtrMl
The special committee in the
m - .v,
person oi mi. "i":' t T
arponuu. auu. i " - Z" 7 . J
I10, . ,n ine Fia" 1 U1.T' h'" UL "
s0Ul sn;ues OI ,s ,CK' ,U'U1" 1 ''
ten report, w men ib 'tuui uu
vty ,7 , V, 1 ,
ceived and hied by tne action or mi
board lor runnei consmeiauon
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IU lUUSlUfnu.i; uuici
ters, ine mattei o: tne piompiuiw ui
Urged. The cashier set forth the fact
that this has been the first fully at-
tell; etl meeting Since Uie aumiai ini-vi-
ing was neiu in January, oeveuu ui
idications for increase in stock were
presented by members of the board
from residents outside of Nashville.
This was referred to the Finance Corn-
mittee, who will make some recom
nicndatlons and report to the next di
REV. W. G. PARKS.
A letter from Rev. G. W. Parks, D.
1)., who was recently pastorlng in
Chattanooga, Tenn., and who is well
known in Tennessee, writes from
Philadelphia, Penn.; that he is pro-
gressing nicely, and that he is en
couraged at the wonderful progress
being made In Tennessee. Rev. Parks
was a member of the Baptist Publish
ing Board from this state. He was
also a member of the Board of Trus
tees for Roger Williams University.
At present he is pastor of Union Bap
tist Church in Philadelphia, Penn.
REV. WM. JUSTIN WAYTES COM
It is learned through Rev. W. S.
Ellington, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, Eighth avenue, North, that he
uao octuicu mo bci yitca ui ncv. y iu.
Justin Wavt.es. the nntprl evnncpllst
L0 take charge of his meetings, which
will start Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Rev. Mr. Waytes, while quite
a young man, Is one of the few in the
evangelical work who is making a suc
cess in his chosen line of work. He
is said to be a scholarly divine. He
was educated at Hampton Institute, is
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a fciauua.lt; Hum lilt! UlCUlUftllttl utr
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Washington, D. C and has taken sev-
Jeral post courses in the East. Rev.
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f ; r" 1 "VE
6ic ui' mc- iiuoiuiaic vu culci i
active evangelistic work. He ranks
with such speakers as C. T. Walker,
E. W. D. Isaac and others. Indica
tions are that he will have a success
WILL EXHIBIT AT JAMESTOWN.
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National Baptist Publishing Board at
Us regular monthly meeting held in the
parlors of the Secretary of this Board
on Tuesday, March 12, in which Rev.
nj. ti. Ciaric. unairman 01 tne uoaru,
Rev. G. B. Taylor, Rev. J. L. Harding,
Rev. J. P. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark.,
uev. . 11. uuju, xvev. nui,
1 -w-wr t - a ni 11 1
ana uev. u. wm. wara, 01 naiumou-
1... , n,.-.ciMl nr,A irnla
Su, uy ijiuaj, cic P'cu"
Ths SnrrPtiirv hronerht the matter be-
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fore this regular meeting of the Board
iui sijcv:uu aucunuu aiiu 11, YT.o uiiui
mously decided that the secretary at
uuct, mive biepa uviauiC uuu ux-
cm, LU ouu i'uu
, Tiv.ii. iu xT,i
its branches. Just whether the Nation-
Lt nnn,f ontiftn thrnno-h ua nth.
t TnTn ' hT TubHshln;
Board in making a big exhibit is not
yet known, but they plan to expend
themselves in the neighborhood of
$3,000 for this creditable exhibit at
Jamestown. Drs. Clark and Robinson
approved of making such an exhibit
as would bring valuable returns, as
well as bring much recognition to
their denomination. This view was
hlso concurred in by the other mem
bers of the Board. Home otner lm
Uortant matter were taken up audi, "IZ
disposed of, which included the mis-
sionnry work. This partial tar work
's claiming a deal of attention now-
The matter concerning the addl-
chinery contemp.ateu uy ui
h,d not at thls meeting reached such
' . .
lcflnite shape as to n"
iirtin rnr rnr
nnblir avion. Yet Secretary uoya ue
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lieves that he will be able to mane
the needed improvement some time
in the latter part or spring or eany
I summer. After being in session for
r.imnt ihrpp hours, tne lioara aa-
I " '
journed to meet in April.
PROMIPjENT LAWYER HERE.
- gon of Mf
i i iiiti in i iit? it;auiu..
- . Tuesday in Nash-
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riipnt? 'Mr. Bomar came in on Tues-
VI H 111 U1K UllClCOl Ul U"C l "J
rinv mnrninz over the L. & N., and
vvnq romnellcd to leave Tuesday night,
While here he was interviewed by a
Ilro ttp ckm tw hp
''1""0 ,C1HWTU1;. V. IV",": "a
came on an important mission and
that he was compelled to see his ex-
rellencv. Hon. II. M. Patterson, the
Pnvernor of Tennessee, who is also
,' rnm Memphis. Mr. Bomar was seen
hv . Cilobe renorter just before leav
in- the city, and when asked how he
. . remarUe(1 that
it was the most strenuous day he
had ever spent out of Memphis. "It
s harder to see a governor than it is
to see the Pope of Rome. I do be
lieve," paid Mr. Bomar. "I did not
know what lobbying was until this
short trip of mine," continued he
'But I think- I am prepared to take up
the profession if called upon." He
declaied that he, however, would
rather rmvnin in his .profession at
Memphis. His office is at No. 90 Com
merce street, in the same building
with Dr. R. L. Adams, who is so we'll
and favorably known in Nashville.
Mrs. Mary Crockett who Is famil-j
iarly known as "Mother Crockett" of:r
Mt. Olive Church, is able to be out wholesale murders which make their
' g-iin after being confined to her advent too frequently. It Is certain
home for four weeks by influenza. - ly telling against the Negro as a race.
CUT TO DEATH.
GEORGE POINTER BY GEORGE
f REEDMAN FLAT, "BLACK BOTTOM."
THIS CRIME-INFESTED LOCALITY
IS A BLOT AND SHAME ON THIS
CIVIL COMMUNITY BREEDING
PLACE FOR SUCH TRAGEDIES AS
THAT OF SATURDAY NIGHT.
.. UI,)e one- suostance, once said
mat Some tllinsrs we ltnnw nnH enmp
-,ve do not know: we knnw thnf mr.rm
S surai?er bis from far
me sea, out who snail tell
US WHen tO look for ripnth! TMa lo
true in the transitnrv Ms pn "
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lJ-UIUdn wmny, witn the exception of
inose w&ose taking off has been de
creed by some authorized tribual and
for some specific cause. They, of
course, know of their numbered days,
.according 10 tne ordinary procedure
governing their cases.
Death, nt all timoa on nn n i
cuiiisianccs, is a solemn event- but
. t is flPriHpHiv Wrr.Hr,o. i 7
me result of vinipn,r0ioi0T,0
comes from on? human hoi fi,:"
tiie Hfe of anothpr 8
j0hn WnnHs mini n aau.
from wlllph iha k,' 7
George Pointer whom he hnH r.,if t
death, lied thrnimh tht Tilaht tn
hiding place awav frnm th en nt
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niS Clime. He had done his mnrrlpr
u .7 T ",urQer
i wua w in iv i 1 1 1 1 1 i ii i v r 1 1 v n i a -r -f 1 w- M
dead ere he h d t
rwppn thpni iHla aim VoA ..
ami hlg thrusts mortal. A human life
nad ben Dotted out ft fl crIminaj
amenable to God and hii rnnntiVa
i'c wiiu cumiuiis inuraer is
b d t w rf b mysterious
c.?!i n.at ,Uod.s.elf tles- Go whith-
ersoever he will that scarlet line is
tttached to him and traces and marks
Saturday night, March 9, John
Woods on mrd'r bent ;ent to
Freedman Flats, corner of Fifth ave
nue and Klrkman street, and called
George Pointer out and immediately
proceeded to carry it into execution,
as is inferred from the statements of
Kate Mosely and O'Neal Lytle, both
xhey state that Pointer lived but a
dyinf almost Sstantly
T 1 Z'Jy L maT lived SSr
pnough to Polnter to hear Woods
when ne knocked on the latter.g dom.
and told him that he wanted to see
hlm pointer t th
Immerliatplv thp Rtrnrrp-lo tn tVio loath
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his mortal foe cried for assistance.
but ere it arrived he was dead.
It is said that some remark made by
Pointer about his slayer's wife
brought on the encounter. Although
there was an estrangement, It Is said,
between husband and wife, he resent
ed in a deadly way whatever wrong
eal or imaginary he thought his vic-
ot tim had been guilty of.
, Quite some time passed before Qffl.
cers arrived on the scene, and when
fhpv fnfi p.rt thprp thp murrpr
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made good his escape. But, however
much time he had to escape, that mys
terious scarlet cord dyed in his crime
win icaci to nis uiscovery nis crime
will follow him across states and
even across the years until it points
its avenging finger full in his face and
savs to Justice: Here is the murderer.
When the Law shackles the body, Re
morse seizes the soul that is crime
ridden. What has been said through these
columns relative to the series of trage
dies which occur in this community
periodically, are borne out by the
facts. The community is in the throes
of one of these ever-recurring epidem
ics of killings now. Three murders
have been committed within four
Other agencies emnot take off the
vosrm fast enough: he must do some
:f the thinning process himself. There
i.re pome people who live next to the
earth, and what is meant by that is
they think no high thought; their sole
r-ontrl effort rises no higher than that
t f tlie swine eat, drink, grunt (gos
sip) and fight.
The Globe continues to hang out its
ed light of warning against these