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NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY. MAY 24. 1907.
CELEBRATED ITS SECOND ANNI
VERSARY At Its Beautiful Hall, Monday Night
WITH A MAGNIFICENT BANQUET
AT WHICH WERE MANY IN
VITED GUESTS VICE PRESI
DENT BOWLING, MASTER OF
CEREMONIES SO M E ABLE
SPEECHES WERE' MADE BY
Tne second anniversary or tne, nan-
way Protective Association of Nash
ville was celebrated in the beautiful
hall, corner Tenth avenue, North, and
""Vt Cedar street, Monday evening, May 20,
Invitations were sent out to more than
two hundred guests, nearly all of
whom responded with their presence.
. This second entertainment was styled
as a "library entertainment" and'was
for the purpose of permitting the
friends of the. Association to show
their high regard by the number of
books they would bring to Increase
the library and reading room
It was 9:15 when the vice president,
Mr. Humphrey Bowling, called, the
meeting to oraer ana announced tne
purpose of the organization. He said
that he- was jiot a speaker and that
those who knew him would agree that
he had never attempted to make a
speech. Yet owing. to the absence of
the president, he was forced to act
as spokesman for the occasion, as
well as master of ceremonies. Mr.
wfi mm hefom von to-nteht. la-
Me PPnttAmen: to announce that
although our organization is only in
its second year, we havejnade won-
derful progress. We organized in this
hall two years ago with no furniture, Last Saturday night between 10 and
no fixtures of any kind. We also sat U o'clock the residents in the neigh
here on a bench. We had no money borhood of Seventeenth avenue, North,
in the treasury, and if we have made Patterson and Cedar streets were
any progress at all, you ladles and startled to hear a pistol shot. Upon
gentlemen present will be able to de- investigation it was learned that two
. . r . ... . miifori hnvm nhmit fniirteen and ni-
term ne from tne appearance oi me
the number of books in our
financial condition unless I tell you.
We nave on nana in one uauii uvci
$700 drawing interest at the rate of 4
' per cent. We have over $400 in the
One Cent Savings Bank. We have
i paid two death claims, and we are
' able to now pay any claim that might
! he nresented to us on thirty minutes'
'- n oro nnreiv a nrnteo.tlve
association and we give protection to
lillZ oT our members. We
r. , coii nthiv rins to nav.
Have yjiiiy omctii mviiwiii j v r -
A Li -ly-w rt
:h,ere w.e ! r "rri
LUIS. VJUl 11U1UC liJ vrii vv ' "
and friends; but our membership is
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resinciea u me ictmvcvu ns
i t i
iTr coir thrxt the nf.
exclusively, vve ou a, w
ficials of the railroad have given us
mment nnri to-dav we
jlCltl, t-iiv-vmui0vii.vwv, ' x- I
have the assurance from tne nignest
officials that so long as this institu
tion remains as it is, we are welcome,
thrice welcome, to such properties as
we now hold, and with prospects of
' getting more."
At this point the speaker said that
he would introduce the speaker of the
evening. He then said that Dr. C. V.
Roman had been asked and had con
sented to deliver an address.
Dr. Roman arose, and in that easy,
fluent wav of speaking, announced his
subject. He stated that it would be a
very short subject, one consisting of
onlv three letters, and that he would
like for every one present to remem
ber the subject. He selected "Why
as his subject. In the course of his
remarks Dr. Roman said:
"T would like to put a great big in-
rrnrratlon noint in the head oi eveiy
Negro in the United btates.
would follow up
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vth'ln" hanuened as it did to us as
yuiiue, ii .,. i,,q
n neonle we would ceruumy
a people, ra(.G problem
it nnnlrt ever be solved by not
a,sU "Lt Tn la in Southern
. A V. niif tMlI nllTl
S0TnL i nf !n,t 'Why' led him
on to mr
laue a unMi'u" -
'was Chrltorbr Columbus,
and notwithstanding hfe was put down
as a crank, he followed this 'why' unv
til the discovery of America was the
"The Negro, if he. would ' ask why
laws were passed against him, re
stricting his privileges and his liber
ty; why his dollar was not worth as
much as any one else's; why he was
not given a fair trial, and a thousand
other things, would soon either have
the question answered or know the
reastirt why; Those acquainted with
geosrf h Ksim hyhleS J":
ography, know that if a ship. Is placed
In the current at Cape Verde, ' Africa,
it would of its own accord float in the
current to America. Why, then, did
the Negro not get a ship and come to
America of his own accord, then go
back and bring the white man as a
Continuing, Dr. Roman said: "It is
strange that , one Negro in a park in
New York, where there were ten thou
sand whites, would receive a brick
thrown from the outside. The Negro
will ce.rtninlv hold that the brick was
thr0Wn at him, yet the party on the
outside who threw the brick did not
even know that the Negro was on the
Inside. .Why should this brick strike
him? This is the question to be asked
at all times."
The address was one that will evi
dently put the people to thinking. The
hall was crowded to its uttermost and
the entertainment was enjoyed
Mr. J, C, Napier and Dr. R. P. Boyd
were also Introduced and made timely
addresses. Refreshments were served
afterwards, and Dr. ROman Was pre-
sented with a beautiful cake Hi the
shape of a heart. After all had par-
taken of refreshments, Dr. A. M.
Townsend was invited to the instru-
ment and piayed "God be with you till
we meet again," the guests present
joirxlns In the singing, ld by Mr.
rr-niiv two hundred volumes of the
L,m - P cowtihns hv well-known Ne-
awQ nA nv whif authors
were contributed to the entertainment.
r UoaA ,n Q A th
n na i a of the
donors were entered.
- w g d the
Mirhinsr in front of their homes, and
. ,,rVirv VinnnpnPfl n
who happened along
,crh oa ho so ri that he would
fire the air In order to frighten
the boyg and keep tnem off tne street
at that time of njght. The statement
ab0ut firing into the air, however, was
not corroborated by the boys, for they
ciaim that the bullet whizzed by their
heads so closely that it nearly scared
them to death. The mother of one or
the bovs. who was sitting on her porch,
saw the affair and she states that the
light from the pistol indicated that it
was not fired in the air
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Invitations are VXfrertrude
fomine marriage of Miss ueitruae
r. . if n a
L,lUian Eisner 10 mi. .
. ln .nXrn in O.hl
mown wmcn w -
cago, 111., Tuesday evening, June b,
at 8 o'clock. The ceremony win oe
performed at the Olivet Baptist
Church, corner 27th and Dearborn
streets. Mies Fisher is the daughter
of Rev. E. J. Fisher. D. D., pastor of
the Olivet Baptist Church in Chicago.
She is well known in Nashville, her
father having pastored at one time the
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spruce a reet
City. ttllSS risnei ni v,v.....--.
with the Baptist Publishing House in
the proof-reading department some
years ago. The groom-elect, Mr.
George D. A. Brown, is said to be one
of the leading young business men in
the Windy City. -There will be a re
ception at the church after the wed
ding They will be at home Friday,
June 14, from 3 to 5 and from 8 to
10 p. m. at No. 1411 West 61st street,
CLARK AT HOPKINS
siiiwiav. Mav 19. Rev. C. H. Clark
delivered the baccalaureate sermon at
I .. , 1 j rw,in rV11ovi rkf Ken-
tne Jiaie aim ti uv .
tucky at Hopklnsville, in the Union
Tabernacle, the largest and most spa-
I niMin nil IT1 TMJll I'.II.V. Ul . VJlCLl . l""J
been invited for the past ten years
,!,!, this sermon. Being a na
; of Kentuckyt lt that there
is no way of excusing himself from
this task. Prof. Frazier is tne presi-
I dent of the school.
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ROBERT (BOB) ROBERTSON.
Murderer and Suicide.
A most delightful entertainment
was that of Friday night. May 10, at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
folk, of 1033 Sixteenth avenue, North,
in honor of their daughter, Miss Bes
sie L. The dining toom was beauti
fully arranged with two tables which
seated seventeen, and cut flowers con
sisting of peonies, roses, red and
white carnations and fern. The guests
were escorted into the dining room,
led by Miss Clara Hightower and Mr.
Ira Scott, where a three-course menu
wa served. Dancing music, flinch
and whist were the features of the
evening. Those present were Miss
Clara Hightower, Madaline Carter,
Helena M. Lowe, Georgia Carnell,
Anna Young, Jennie Webster, Henry
A. Brown. Bennetta L. Foston and
Bessie L. Woodfolk, Messrs. Frank G.
Smith, Jr., Arthur. Fite, Ira Davis.
Howard and Edward Salters, John M.
Foston, Samuel Johnson, George Har
ris, David H. Alexander, Allie Leroy
Bennett. Ira Scott, Amos Allison,
Charles lx)we, Allan Carter and Wm
R. Woodfolk. Mr. Leroy Bennett and
Mrs. WoodroiK presided over me la-
u e. Tne euesis leu exnressimi uituiKa
and saying that they had highly en-
joyed themselves. Misses uara mgn-
tower, Henry A. Brown, Madaline
Carter and Benetta L. Foston presided
at the piano.
JASPER TAPPAN PHILLIPS RE-
CEIVES A FLATTERING OFFER.
Mr. Jasper Tappan Phillips, the sec
ond son of Bishop and Mrs. C. H.
Phillips, of this city, who will gradu
ate from the college department of
Fisk University next month, is the
recipient of a very flattering offer of
employment. The President of Tex
as College, which is located at Tyler,
Tex., offered him the chair of Latin,
French and German in that institu
tion. The position pays a lucurative
salary and is a very dewirable berth.
Mr. Phillips has taken the offer under
consideration, but as yet has not def
initely decided whether or not he
will accept. The offer, coming as it
does before Mr. Phillips has received
his degree, is a fine compliment to the
HOiiuy wiucn ne oses aim me e.v
. t f i i -v i v. , - .1 il., -
cellent reputation which he has made
KILLED IN ST. LOUIS.
Mr. Abraham Brown, an old resident
of this city, was killed by a train of
cars in St. Louis a few clays ago. Mr.
Brown was an active member of
Mount Zion Baptist Church when the
place of worship was on McLemore
street, near, Jefferson, and left the
city a number of years ago.
DER OF ELKS.
Last Monday nicht quite a number
of gentlemen assembled at Stringer
orwl Thnmna lmrhpr slimi nnil went.
into a temporary organization of the
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks,
I liriVlilft. IUMI iiaviviuui i'i t j,-wi.j
ville, Ky. This organization will meet
- .next Monday nignt May z(.
o'clock at the Clarion office. The ex
alted Ruler W. W. Williams, of Louis
ville, is expected to be present and de
liver an address.
A cablegram was received in this
city last week by Mr. J. A. O. Brough-
ton from Gibraltar, announcing the
safe arrival at that port of the party
of which Mr. Broughton's wife was a
member, en route to the World's Sun
day School Congress at Rome, Italy.
The party had an excellent passage
and all were reported well. They pro
ceeded from this famous port, making
several stops at famous places, to
Rome, where the Congress was in
session this week. On the return
passage the party .will make the trip
overland, passing through Italy.
Switzerland and France. They will
spend a few days in England and re
embark at Southampton.
TENNESSEE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
Very interesting exorcises were
held. Rev. Nathan Smith was over,
feeling in the best of spirits. He gave
such instructions to the girls and
boys that will not be forgotten by
Twenty-five boys who joined the
church on Sunday, May 5, with an
addition of seven move, were given
the right hand of fellowship by the
Rev. Mr. Smith, of Ebenezer. We
cordially invite any and all who feel
disposed to give us a visit any Sun
day afternoon at 2:30.
Our baptizing will take place Sun
day, June 2.
On Wednesday night about 9:15 an
alarm was turned in from box 17.
Engine Companies Nos. 1 and 5, cham
ioal engine No. 4 and. the hook and
ladder company responded. The fire
originated in a house on the corner of
Crawford street and Sixth avenue
The building is a tenement house and
is occupied by several families. The
flames were discovered in tho apart
ments of Mrs. Jennie Murray. The
entire household effects wore either
destroyed by fire or ruined bv water.
Mrs. Murray was seen by a Globe re
porter, and upon being asked how the
fire started, stated that she could not
tell, as there was not even a lamp
left burning in the room. Very little
damage was done to the building.
JOTTINGS FROM PYTHIAN HALL.
One bright Sundav morninc a few
weeks a-vo as the Pythian Hall was
filled with candidates waiting to be
Initiated into tint ancient and honor
able Order, a new and novel sensa
tion occurred. As one good brother
was waiting in lino to go through the
last sacred rite that would make him
a full-fledged Knight, becoming sud
denly seized with the dread of what
had gone before and what was to
eome. seeing an oueii window behind
him at least sixteen feet from the
rround. leaped out and was gone.
The last seen of him he was still run
nine on the road toward Gallatin and
a fellow traveler asking the matter,
got the following reply "Are they
still after me?"
EROM CUMBERLAND RIVER NEAR
LOCK No. I.
By A. II. Gibson, a White Fisherman.
ROBERTSON, WHO SHOT AND
KILLED HIS WIFE, THURSDAY
NIGHT, MAY 16, ENDED THE
WHOLE TRAGIC CHAPTER BY
SUICIDING THE SAME NIGHT BY
JUMPING INTO THE CUMBER
The body of Bob Robertson, who
shot and killed his wife, Minerva Rob
ertson, at the home of Rev. J. L. Kirk
patrick, No. 133 Eleventh avenue.
North, Thursday night, May 1G, was
found in the Cumberland River, near
Lock No. 1, Tuesday afternoon, May
21, about 2 o'clock by A. H. Gib
son, a fisherman.
A. H. Gibson (white) was seen Wed
nesday morning at the undertaking
establishment of Taylor & Co., by a
Globe representative, and said while
engaged in his calling near the dam
something came in contact with one
of his hooks, and in pulling it ashore,
he discovered that it was the body of
a man, which was identified as that
- The finding and recovery of the
body was made known to Sheriff
Johns, who sent two of his deputies
to the scene to ascertain the facts.
Other officers and persons also went.
The identification of the body as that
of Robertson was complete. On the
remains the following things were,
found: A diamond pin, watch and
chain, $85.33, pistol and several rounds
Robertson, it is thought, must have
made his desperate leap to death from
the wall of the dam as was indicated
by the close proximity of his body to
it when found. . Near where he went
lown in the still water outside the
influence of the river's swift current,
his body remained until discovered by
coming in contact with A. H. Gib
son's fishing tackle. The body was
well preserved despite the fact it had
remained in the river nearly a week.
Taylor & Co.'s ambulance brought
the boiy to that establishment to pre
pare it' for burial, which took place at
2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from
the home of his sister, Mrs. Lizzie
Lane, on Eighth street, East Nash
ville. Rev. Wm. Haynes officiated.
Robertson was a man of consider
able business tact, quiet and unas
suming. For a number of years he
"ias been doing a thriving business as
i commission salesman for several
leading mercantile establishments of
the city:, for instance: Cline & Gor
don, Varley & Bauman, and The Cast-aer-Knott
Dry Goods Co., these being
among the most prominent business
firms in their respective lines. He
was by far no porter, as was given out
at the time of the tragedy by one of
the daily papers. At the time of his
death he must have been doing a
business of more than $3,500 with the
several firms, as his indebtedness with
them, as they claim, was somewhere
near $1,700. It is hardly reasonable to
believe that he was doing a business
with these firms of affairs on less
than a ."0 per cent, cash basis. If his
ash per cent, basis was 75 per cent,
which seems more likely, then his
,'olunie of business was several hun
Ired dollars in excess of $3,500. Por
ters do not usually transact business
to anything like to the amount of that
Nvhich Robertson was doing with the
above-named firms, ns evidenced by
their claims and their .'.crumble for
The slaying of his wife was the in
stigation of Robertson committing sui
cide. Too well did he know what con-
-I'quences to expect it ne answered
the law the people for his rash act.
What goaded and drove Robertson to
such desperation there must be for
ever nothing more than conjecture.
What was at the bottom of his domes
ie troubles the inquisitive world must
nit its finger on its closed Hps, shake
'ts heud and pass on. for the lips of
'he two principals in the tragedy hus
band and wife, slayer and slain are
closed forever, locked in the silence ot