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"All things come to them that wait, providing they hustle while they waifCharles W. Anderson. "Get out of our sunshine." R. H. Boyi.
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Installed with Impressive
Clarksvllle, Tenn., April 15. The
v climax of the extensive preparations
that were made In this city during the
past three weeks for the installation
of Rev. Thomas J. Goodall, Jr., the
newly-elected pastor of the Fifth Ward
Baptist Church, was reached yester
day. The day was devoted entirely
to one continuous program, there be
ing but a few moments' intermission
after each service, beginning with
Sunday school at 9:30 o'clock. Hard
ly a family In this city failed to be
represented at one of these four mag
nlflcent services. It was conceded by
all that the greatest ovation ever
given a single man during the history
of this city on the Cumberland, was
given to this young man of God on
Sunday. It had been announced that
some of his friends from Nashville
would come down to stamp their ap
proval upon his acceptance of the
church and to show to the Clarksvllle
people that he stood well at home, but
it was not expected that so many
would come. When the Illinois Cen
tral train pulled in Sunday morning
at 10:15, there was attached a special
reclining cnair car and in tnis car
came seventy-five of the people of
Nashville, Including the entire choir o:
the First Baptist Church of East
Nashville, which furnished for the oc
The program began promptly at
9:30 a. m., when Mr. Merrlweather
one of the old guard, opened his Sun
day school with a largo attendance
notwithstanding many of the older
members who have attended Sunday
school were absent on account of the
extra preparations. Mr. Merriweather
has been a Sunday school worker at
the Fifth Ward Baptist Church for
forty years, and in all that time
which has an aggregate of 2,080 Sun
days, he has not been absent from
Sunday school but sixteen times
which is a remarkable record. Before
Sunday school adjourned the entire
-"'delegation from Nashville was ush
ered in by Rev. Mr. Goodall, and some
, of them were Introduced to the Sun
day school.
At 11:20 the morning service began
The Nashville choir opened the serV'
Ices with a beautiful anthem. After
devotional exercises Rev. Mr. Good
all delivered an able sermon, taking
for his text, "Love, the Noblest Gift
of All." He had on a previous occa
sion demonstrated his ability as
minister, and this was repeated at this
hour, proving conclusively that his
sermons will prove both eloquent and
persuasive. Throughout the serv
ices the music was excellent, as the
chorister, Mr. Fleetwood Petway, had
prepared special selections for the oc
cnslon. Rev. Mr. Goodall Introduced
after services Rev. Henry Allen Boyd
Assistant Secretary of the Nationa
Baptist Publishing Board and Treas
urer of the Globe Publishing Co
Nashville, Tenn., who spoke for a few
After morning services all repaired
to the basement of the church, where
the committee of ladle3 of the Fifth
Ward Church had prepared a special
diiCer for visitors ani friends. Fifty-four
at a time were served. It re
minded one of the good old days when
basket dinners at churches were no
rare occurrences.
The overflowing service was at 3
p. m. It was at this service that the
installation took place. A special
program was prepared and rendered.
Rev. Mr. Cross acted as master of
ceremonies. The doxology was sung
by the East Nashville choir; invoca
tion by Rev, Metcalf; welcome ad
dress by Dr. L. T. Williams; an insplr-
ng anthem was sung by the choir and
Scripture reading by Rev. Edward
Henry Smith, pastor of the Mt. Olive
Baptist Church, who read with that
solemn, earnest precision very nttiu?;
for the occasion. The Installation
sermon was preached by Rev. Wm.
Haynes, D. D., pastor of the Sylvan
Street Baptist Church, Nashville,
Rev. Mr. Haynes took for his text
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God " The sub-
ect was "Preach the Word.". The
speaker delivered a most powerful,
doctrinal sermon. The large audience
which filled the spacious auditorium,
istened with interest and gave their
approval In more than one "Amen."
So large was the audience that no
space in the church was empty.
very aisle was filled with extra
chairs and benches. The vestibules
n the entrance were crowded. Stand
ng room was not to be had.
After the sermon Rev. Gardner St.
Peter, of the A. M. E. Church, offered
prayer. Rev. Wm. Haynes delivered
the charge to the church In a very log-
cal manner, while Rev. Edward H.
Smith delivered the charge to the
pastor, using plain, but forcible lan
guage. He advised this young man of
the fact that It would not be thus al
ways. He showed him some of the
hardships to be overcome In church
work. After the charge, a liberal col-
ection . wa3 given and the benediction
was announced.
Night services were opened with
the usual promptness. The same en
thusiastic crowd was present. Many
of the visitors from Nashville left on
the 7 o'clock train, but the choir and
several members remained over to
assist In completing the program. Rev,
G. W. Bugg, M. D., of Nashville, de
livered an able sermon with that sin
cere deliverance which makes him
one of no mean ability In the pulpit.
Special mention was made of the
Roger Williams effort now being put
forth in the state.
The close of the service completed
a Dusy day m uiarKsvnie. io-aay
the city has settled down to its usual
custom. Few of the visitors remain
over. The concert to De given ay tne
Nashville choir will end the Installa
tion program. A rare treat Is prom
Ised to those who will attend. The
clergy, as well as the profession, lent
their presence to the occasion. Drs
Burk, Williams, Jefferson, Randall and
others were out to the three services,
A social event of considerable
Interest was that given Friday
night by a number of ladles of the
First Baptist Church, East Nashville,
at the residence of Mrs. Hattie Ben
der, on Webster street, complimentary
to Rev. T. J. Goodall, who left the fol
lowing morning for Clarksvllle to
make preparations for his Installation
as pastor of the Fifth Ward Baptist
Church, which occurred on the 14th
inst. The reception room was beautl
fully arranged for the occasion.
number of songs were rendered by the
choir of the church, a paper appropri
ate to the occasion was read by Miss
Lavinia Harding, and interesting re
marks were made by Rev. Wm
Haynes. Mr. Goodall responded with
much feeling. Later in the evening
a menu that included many tempting
delicacies was served.
Dr. A. T. Baxton, a graduate of Me
harry Medical College, and one of the
most popular physicians in Columbia
Tenn., died last week. His death
spread a gloom over the entire town
as well as in his immediate family
In 1902, he with a few others formed a
company and opened the People's Dru
Store, in Columbia. A few weeks be
ore bis death ho sold his interest in
the store to Dr. Stephens, intendin
to leave for other climes where h
might possibly regain his health, but
death overtook him. His condition
continued to grow worse and his moth
er was summoned and she cared for
him until death. He attended th
Episcopal church and was a member
of the Order of Immaculates. Hi
remains were carried to Brunswick
Ga., for burial.
Rev. Robert Page, who sustained
several severe and what at one time
appeared to be fatal injuries, In
runawav a few weeks aro. is some
what improved. Though complica
tions set in last week, the attending
physicians are of the opinion that his
condition is much improved and that
he will soon be out of danger.
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Nashville's Popular Salesman. He
Mr. Robertson sells more shoes,
clothing and dry goods for ladles and
genuemen man any iwu salesmen in
this city. He is the inventor of his j
method, and since he entered Into the
business on his own plan, his success
has been such as to attract the atten-!
tion of the managers of the largest1,
Governor Patterson, the executive
!iead of the State of Tennessee, has
measured up to his high position as
the governor of all the people, if It is
left to the colored people of Davidson
County to judge him by his action In
smothering a piece of class legisla
tion that struck at their already lim
ited liberties. There are thousands
of intelligent people In this community
who appreciate and are deeply grateful
to Governor Patterson for the broad
statesmanship shown in registering
his official objection to that notorious
piece of "little" legislation which had
for Its sole object the depriving of the
colored citizens of the county of any
park or amusement privileges. While
it may be said the "little" bill or law
applied to the whole county, It was
ntended mainly to deprive the colored
people of this city of the enjoyment of
the pleasures afforded by ideal, clas
sical Greenwood. But the Governor,
after learning the facts of the situa
tion and being a broad-minded man,
considered that the measure went too
far, working an unreasonable hard
ship upon one element of the people
and, in his official capacity, as the
chief officer of a great, sovereign
commonwealth, he signified his disap
proval by vetoing it and gave his rea
son. His was a statesmanship that
could not descend to the level of such
a petty measure, and it did not. He
saved a trying situation and prevent
ed the constitutionality of the law be
ing passed upon by the highest tri
bunal of the state, and now the grat
itude of all the people is his.
It is fittingly appropriate to say
here that a more orderly place for
amusement does not exist in David
son County than Greenwood Park.
Those who visit Greenwood must de
port themselves civilly, or they for
feit their privilege of remaining on
the grounds. This rule obtains
twenty-four hours in the day and 3G5
days in the year without any modi
fication whatsoever. This is as it
should be.
In every large gathering there are
people whose manners are not always
governed by the j-ense of propriety
due to society, and this is true of
every race without an exception, but
there exist well-defined conditions of
protection, which we call laws, to
prevent just such individuals from
infringinT upon the, rights of others.
JThe rights of society cf every civil
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is Polite, Energetic and Progressive.
stores in Nashville and several of
them now have colored salesmen. Mrl
lumertson 19 01 tne type Of young
men that Prof. Booker Washington
styles the "creative and constructive,"
and his record and present success is
food for meditative thought
... ,.
Ized community are made up of
surrendered and delegated per-
sonal rights for the welfare and con-
venience of it as a whole, and no peo-
pie recognize this claim of society
more than do the intelligent colored
people who form a component part of
every such community.
As Gov. Patterson has done the col-
ored people of this city and county a
very great favor in preserving to them
their constitutional right to have, own
and maintain parks and places for
healthy, orderly amusement, as safe-
guarded and guaranteed to other
races, it is meet and they most gra-
ciously tender him their hearty ap-
preciation for his courageous service
in this particular instance. While he
Jcted well within the bounds of rea-
son and justice in using his prohibit-
ive prerogative to dispose of that
"little" local measure, entitled "To
regulate parks and places of amuse-
ments," etc., which he knew to be un-
constitutional, we know that he per-
formed his duty in the face of strong
oressure coming from the same
source in which the bill had its or-
igin. We are aware of the fact that
Governor Patterson exacts no com-
mentation of us for the performance
of his duty; we also know that he did
not do it from any motive underlying
myrning that we could do for him,
an ! further we know that he only did
it from a plain sense of duty, hishny American citizens, and are as
reward being that satisfaction which
conies from an approving conscience
of having done right and the gratitude
of thousands of people who were pow-
erless to prevent the operation of the
maudlin law without his interven-
Whatever was said by other broad-
minted, influential white citizens of
the community against the necessity
for the passage of such a peevish "lit-
tie" measure and we believe that
there were such citizens to them,
too, we tender our thanks. We are
cognizant of the fact that there are
some splendid white p ople who do
not countenance the taking away
from us everything that would tend
to make us a better people, and then
damn us for not being better. There
are those who would Co both. There
are those who find no objection to
any agency thnt points us to the "up-
ward lifting and the light." There
are others who would make of us a
"thins that grieves not and that never
hopes." The first of these, reliant on
their self-conscious strength, dreads
not our achievements; the latter work
themselves into a frenzy of envy and
hatch all manner of evil from which
spring nil the troubles between the
races. We expect no favoritism; we
nsk for none. What, we do ask is the
right to live in possession of our con-
stituted and inalienable rights, and
ve will furnish to the world objective
examples of a people worthy and ca-
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
One Hundred and Thirty-
Four Arrested.
The saloon and restaurant conduct
ed by Meady Dwigglns at 415 and 417
Fourth avenue North, were raided by
the police last Monday night and 101
aim u women were arrested ana
sent to the nollce station. Mnst nf
them were released on bond and
p su luesday the prisoners were
e or loller,n about a
uiai -ue ue
of the nollcenien who assisted In the
ra,d state(1 that he dld not think the
nro')r5etor of the place was wholly to
u e or wnai nappenea as the
crowd was too large, for him to han-
aie. or words to that effect.
The defendants were not allowed to
testify In court, but were fined on the
testimony of one policeman. He re-
1ated his stereotyped tale, and no
argument on the part of the lawyers
employed (and they were ail white
with one exception, and that was At-
torney Rhlnes, who was defending a
blind bov) could not convince His
Honor that they were not all guilty
md he was. of course, compelled to
flue every one of them $2, but the
hlind by and his attendant. The
h11n(1 hoy was exonerated, but the boy
that leads him from place to place
was fine(l Jf two for himself and two
for the blind boy, and one for not
being blind also. This is about as
tnuch Uw as was used In the whole
proceedings. One hundred and thirty
two fined ?3 each and one $5, makes a
total of J2C9 contributed by Negroes
to the sunport of the dear, beloved
nolire fln-rt other city officials, while
anv 0f the poor foog paymff tne
nes are 'n need themselves of the
'lsual supply of bread and meat to
'ceen hunger away,
One of the white lawyers In his ar-
rument stated to the court that it was
the custom of nine of ten of all men
who attend theatres to stop in a sa-
'oon on their way home and get a.
drink. "And." said he with empha-
sis. "the women, Negro women, do
the snme thing." Continuing, he
snid. "Thev had a right to do it as
much American citizens as we are, in
a sense of the word."
"But." said the Judge. "I do rot see
It as you do. About all a nigger
wants to do is to keep up a big noise
ind have a frolic." If he dismissed
the cases it meant that the city would
not get the $269 and all familiar with
affairs of this nature guessed what
course would be pursued,
The occurrence evidenced a lack on
the part of parents. The majority of
the defendants were in their minority
and are subject to the dictates of their
narents. and should lave been at
home at the hour they were at the
dunce hall and saloon, and It seems
that parents have failed to exercise
due vigilance in regard to their duty
toward their children. There Is a
strong sentiment against the dance
hill as conducted, and also against
the young peopje attending the tho-
atre. The oninlon runs that the dance
hill should be conducted under more
strict rules, and that the hours for
closing should be not. later than eight
o'clock at night, and not kept open
until ten and eleven o'clock. The
vertple are not as a whole opposed to
dancin-r. and expect their children to
have t'tesires for pleasure, but they are
demanding that these places of ln-
struction be properly conducted and
during reasonable hours They also
condemn the management of the s-'-
loon for allowing their children to
loiter around his plac?..
.' (Continued on Second Page.)

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