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TilU NASHVILLE C.LOijE, FRIDAY, MAY
j?rjjAfcJiVsnW SINGERS IN PHILADEL-
Prices to Suit the .lasses.
SAVE S50 CP. $100 Oil A PURCHASE.
The recent death of Mrs. John II.
Thrift,: in London, England (formerly
Miss Mattie Lawrence, of Washington,
D. C), serves to recall the early days
of the famous Fisk ' Jubilee Singers.
The campaign of endowment, started
in 1870, to add tf 'la funds of Fisk
University n'alded the country
over, and tfr v tflent singers, who
had enlisted -A' energy and time
for this work.f e known by reputa
tion everywhere The newspapers of
other places had endorsed the work
and the skill of the singers to such an
extent that wherever they appeared
there was well nigh an ovation.' In
Philadelphia . their interests were
cared for by such widely-known and
potential men like George II. Stuart,
William H. Whilden. John Wanamaker
and others. When they reached this
city, in 1871, they found a positive
spirit of philanthropic support, and at
each concert the Academy of Music
could have been twice its size and yet
unable to meet the demands of those
who desired to hear this little group
of men and women dignify slave
songs by artistic interpretation.
Through the promoters the singers
were guests of the Continental Hotel.
That surely was an innovation, and
although startling to some, there was
a marked cordiality in their greeting.
The guests in the hotel at the time
got their cue from the many promi-
. 1 1 1 1 . I !11 A 1.
Snent caiiers, ana even iea wun um
in the warmth of greeting.' The Fisk
contingent was self-possessed and re
fined and acted as though they had al-
5 ways been used to such things. Alto
x gether it proved an awakening. They
MISS BROOKS VICTIM OF PAIN
Miss Laura Brooks, of 504 Four
teenth avenue, North, was the1 victim
of a painful accident last Saturday
afternoon between three and four
o'clock. Miss Brooks is employed by
the Clarion Printing Company, at C01
Second avenue, North, where she has
worked for about two years as a com
positor and press feeder. Last Satur
day she whs feeding one of the job
m-esses. when one cf the sheets fell
through on, the floor, and in reaching
to pick it up her sleeve was caught in
the cogs of the wheels. Before she
could stop the press or call any one to
her aid the sleeve had wrapped
around the wheel which forced her
arm into the cogs. The arm was bad
ly lacerated. As quick as It was
known what had happened one of the
young men sprang to her aid. The
press was stopped instantly and Miss
Brook's arm was extricated. She was
suffering exeat nain. The muscles of
her left arm were torn to shreads, and
the blood was streaming from the
wound. The expression on the unfor
tunate girl's face showed that she was
suffering great agony. She was as
sisted to a chair and a physician was
called. Harris, a white doctor, was
the nearest at hand and he came and
did the best he could. He did not
have the necessary material to render
first-class service, but what he did re
lieved the suffering temporarily. Dr.
R. F. Boyd was soon on the scene, but
Miss Brooks was so weak he would
not attempt to dress her arm at that
time. A hack was called and the
I young lady was taken to her home on
Fourteenth avenue, wortn.
As soon as Miss Brooks had suffi
ciently regained her strength, Dr.
5 were entertained at the homes of ourt RnV(1 ma(,fl an examination and dis
ucoc wuicuo ui uulu im, auu it covered tnat it would oe necessary to
remembered how hosnitablv thev were !
2 received in the homes of William Still, 1 and dressed the arm. He also dis-
T It f . n m -r t- j I .
uevi rumwen, i nomas j. cowers ana oOVered that a bone had been Irac-
Miss Annie Mills. The first group of
singers comprised iMisses Jackson,
Malone and Tate,
men of that group. Later on the en-
These Pianos are Double Veneered, case made in fancy fig
g ured mahogany, fine Circassian or burl walnut, or quarter-
sawed oak of the finest duality.
R We offer as our testimonials the people who have purchased shepperd. Porter, Malone
j . tv A n uar Messrs. Rutling and Holmes
f and are now using our Pianos. Call on or write them lor ft an . ... iin T . r
5 their Opinion: Dr. W. R. Baker, 1504 Fourteenth ave., N., tertainers were increased, and among
Nashville, Tenn.; Bishop Evans Tyree, 15 N. Hill street, js them Frederick J. Lindin. Miss "Mat-
it Nashville, Tenn.: Mrs. Lovell Landers, 1603 Harding street, 2 tie Lawrence afterward joined the:
5 Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. R. H. Boyd, 523 Second ave., N.f
5 Nashville, Tenn.; Mt. Olive Baptist Church Sunday School, jj
g For Prices and Terms Apply to
TtT 1 T ,i . n 111 1 T'J
iNationai Daptist ruousnmg ooara,
R. H, BOYD, Secretary,
523 Second Avenue, North, Nashville, Term,
lured, but not such as would cause
the limb to be stiff after healing. Miss
Brooks is resting quietly at her home,
We manufacture K. P. Lodge Banners
Telephone Main 1173.
J. S. T.lartin,
THE CUSTOM. HOUSE LIVERY
Flrst-CUsi Llreiy ot Short Notlec.
712 and 7 14 Broad waj,
0. L. Jr.,
TOE (jUELI CITY TAILOR.
Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing.
Pants to Order.
Suits to Order.... 0(5.00
123 Derrick St, SASflHLLE, mi
flay, Corn, Oats and Feed-
The only Negro Feed House in the City
Oil Third Av., North.
Phone Alain 44flO-L,
Walter S, Thomas,
CHOICE FRESH AIIO CURED
Expert Bauaaga Maker,
All Meats selected (rem Home Killed Stock.
inoperative and therefore null and
void. This is folly with a vengeance;
this is extremism; this is anarchism
of the rankest sort; it is the puny at
tempt of one of the states to blow the
ashes from the smoldering embers of
a question long since settled the
and is doing as well as could be ex- " per 'illustration given above, at prices
pected under the circumstances. according io quamy oi materials anu
trimmings, ranging from $i)0 to $75; silk
pnMcjTTTTTTTnM ' embroidered work from $80 to $110 : hand
purw, ta , ,nr,'r wot0 fn embroidered bullion work from $135 to
tZTS ; ill . M P TT TlA . KM JWotirt W.. N. fi company, and the trips all over the South Carolina. The latter passed opau.
.r-7. A, , . : ' x United States and Canada nroved so the first ordinance of secession and
ki - - i. i i 'I'asm n n 1 1 a vj r m -t "- ki 11 n 1 1 rt r r lAf 1 1 s 1-- - - 1
verv remunerative that several were M-he former has recently passed the
made to Europe. Miss Lawrence was frst law of defiance to the Constitu
not only a cultivated finger, but had tion of the United States. The state,
a nprsnnaiitv whirh wnn an t,nHipnP through its legislature, embodies in
wherever she appeared. Of course, e form of a law the declaration that
we all know the value of Mr. Lindin's lhe Fourteenth and Fifteenth amend-
work, and his advent put them onto ments of the national constitut e are
' In AnAMhlirn nnH thlWftfnYtrt mill nnH
a plane higher than ever before at
tained. While abroad they were en
tertained by royalty, the nobility and
great of every country. In fact, they
were house guests of men and women
all interested in the business future of whose favor but few Americans had se-
the Negro people. cured. After hundreds of thousands nilPRtnT, ftf state Snvprelentv or the
Mr. Philip A. Payton, Jr., enter- of dollars had been secured to Fisk ro-ht of a state to nut at naueht the
. ai . r x 111 a. I tt m . . -. t t -. " C '-'
lainea me ixecuuve wummiuee at a university, icrea J. Ldnain organizea great organic instrument the consti-
oanquet given in its nonor at nis anotner troupe on Ms own account tution.
nome. Tne board was also graced Dy and made prolonged concerts in Amer- it is very unfortunate for one of
the presence of Hon. Charles W. An- ica, Europe, Asia and Africa and the the states to so far forget itself as
derson, Collector of Internal Revenue, far insular places In the Western to go to such an extremity. It forgets
New York City, and Hon. Harry W. ocean. The scheme was not only that its very existence is predicated
Furniss, American Envoy Extraordi- unique, but its magnitude was just as upon those amendments as a part of
nary and Minister Plenipotentiary to great, and is without parallel in the an- the foundation upon which rests the
the Haytian Government nals of amusement undertakings any- entire North American Republic.
Had it not been for the presence of where. Indeed, the part played by Before Florida could be re-erected
Mr. J. C. Napier at the executive com- Linden (a rare singer, indeed) stamps into a state government, her people in
mittee meeting, the local business him as a Napoleon in the amusement convention assemDiea naa 10 arau ana
iooon,Q Mr., fmm oti rmtwnrd on. fipirt Philnrielnhia was, a nHmp fan- formulate a constitution which would
pearance has been dormant since the tor from beginning to end in the mat-
last national meeting and which from ter of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Phil-
past records only awakens annually, adelpkja Tribune.
would not have been represented.
The need of reviving the local league
grows more apparent every day. The
Increasing number of business enter
prises among the Negroes of Nash
ville creates this demand. There are
NEW FURNITURE PURCHASED.
The Railway Protective Association
through the untiring effort of Mr.
not conflict with the Constitution of
the United States and the acceptance
of these amendments was one of the
specific conditions required of every
seceded state before its readmission
into the Union. Each seceded state
had to so express itself in its constitu
tion in clear, plain, unequivocal lan-
have recently purchased some fine . ..L?Ll
men in Nashville ready and willing to "r.nit"re JrJhlAll0Cil"0 JQ J?,? Constitution of the United States with
w tjij ui uiaii 9, uuiiiuio, smugs, u-run
cases and many other articles, which
will make the Association rooms at
tractive. It is the intention of the
Association to make it pleasant for all
vho wish to visit the place from time
lend their co-operation In reviving the
organization. They are only await
ing the call.
its amendments as the national law,
Florida was no exception to the oth
ers which had to declare their alle
giance to these amendments ere they
were rehabilitated. Her recent act
E. J. Connor of Nashville, was here Jo time Pains and expenses 11 not places her In a contradictory light to
this week to attend the funeral of L A?1 fiVlP!nLY,iI her re-admission declaration, which
his nelce. Mrs. Maud Guilmore. "l,' I. ? 7" IZ declaration is to-day a part of her own
1 nunc tt 111 ajiiauivu AAVJ & U.1. 1 CLAVA IV tJU I - i t i j T & 11 1 1 M
Mrs. Caroline Cowan is very ill. Upr thp wt nrripr at mi tWa consutuuon. u u is not in ner iun
1 'i. a i jj ii. aamentai law sne is neitner state nor
Miss Lillie Buchannon is teaching uept. A welcome is extended to the
the Roseland School in the Sixth Dis- public.
Mrs. Maria Sims died last week, SPRUCE STREET BAPTIST
age G2 years. CHURCH NOTES.
Mr. Adam Cannon, of Chattanooga, Dr. T. J. Townsend made a flying
territory, but an unorganized lay of
land. There is no going back of the
fact that every state constitution
must be in consonance with the na
To allow the states to continue to
00 make encroachments upon the na
tional document by lopping off a piece
is here to attend the funeral of his trip to Chattanooga last week
sister. business and to see relatives.
Mr. Calvin Garrett is Indisposed. Hon. E. A. Best, ex-State Senator here and there to effect their policy
iMts. Jonnnie Lue button, or Chat- and prominent lawyer from Franklin toward the Negro, is nursing a danger
tanooga, will spend the summer with County, was one of our audience Sun- Finally the Thirteenth Amendment
Mrs. Sallie and Albert McChristian. day night. He is a staunch friend of will be swept away by this lopping
the Dastor. process and what has occurred ten
DEATH OF MRS. LUCINDA Mc- The R. W. U. entertainment on the million people re-enslaved?
GAVOCK POMETTE. The R. W. U. Alumni entertainment What is the matter with Florida?
Mrs Wm. McEween lately received on the 29th was a grand success. otn s Dut hne Btl0sts 01 Vs 0I(1
the sad news of the death of Mrs. Lu- The ladies of the "Be Quick Club" or'M1 7 "T XPT . A, -,
slavery rtjucai naieu. wuiy una auu
cinda McGavock Pomette, who passed will give a rousing 7-cent entertain
away Sunday, April 28. She was the ment Monday night, May 6. Come,
mother of Mrs. Fannie Lawler, for- everybody,
merly Miss Fannie McGavock, of this Dr. Townsend is preaching a series
city, who graduated from Meigs High of sermons on "The Wedding Ring"
School some years ago, and is now each Thursday night. Subject May
a teacher in the public school at Mar- 2nd, "Choice of a Husband."
tin. Tenn. Mrs. Pomette was a de- The Juvenile Clu band Choral Class
voted Christian woman and well are making themselves felt in our cir
loved by all who knew her. Her loos cles. Encourage them
will be deeply felt not only in the
nothing more. She wants to see slaves
once more in her orange groves. Poor
old Florida, the unhappy land of flow
Miss Queenle Arnold is a substitute
teacher this week at Meig's School.
Mr. P. H. Benson, of 1615 Hamilton
street, who for the past eight months
has been principal of the school at
The "Triumvirate" from Memphis, Hampton station, about seven miles
rommrinitv in which she lived, but Searcy. McMichael and Fuller, will be frnm fllarksvllle. arrived in town last
In (lia nlt urhiro cha mrna well Vnnurn In 'NTn.&hvtllA RllTldaV. Mav 20. t.O t.hfl Ounrtav nltrht. and Will Rnpnri hla vnpa.
I fill rrtimru aur 11 I" ' ' "w . . .. ' ' " TJ "-'.r.. 7?.,?
iiiiiwSiisu im ruuHin Mf Cit II, and had many friends. 1 pastor s installation.' 1 uon m wasnviiie ana vicinity.
. . .
This ihows a very popular design for
G. U. O. of O. F. Lodges. Front made
of white flag silk. Lambrequin, or Cur
tain, of red silk. Painted in gold leaf
and oil colors, back ot red banner sateen.
Trimmed with imported gold lace, fringes
tassels, etc. Hardwood pole, wood cross
bar, rain cover and holster. Prices $60
to $75. Any of the above Banners will be
made for any other organization at same
prices, changing emblems and ltttenne
to suit the Order. :: . :;
For farther Information write to
National Baptist Publishing Board,
R. H. BOYD, Secretary, r
523 Selond AvN. NahvU!s,Tenn.
Office 'Phono 1271. Residence 'Phone 3443-R.
Dr. J, B, Singleton,
Professor of Operative Dentistry and teach
er of Orthodontia and Dental Me
tallurgy Meharry Medical
TEETH EXTRACTED BY SUMNER FORM
' METHOD ALL CLASSES OF DENTAL
WORK NEATLY DONE.
408 Cedar St.
1116 Jefferson St.