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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JUNE ?, 190?.
The Nashville Globe.
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A WORTHY CHARITY.
A Northern woman, who has la
bored unceasingly from the close of
the Civil War to the present in the
interest of the orphan children of our
race in a neighboring city, recently
stated that we, as a race, make no ef
fort to better the conditions of the un
fortunate members of the race. She
asserted that in her effort to help the
orphan she had been compelled to rely
almost solely upon the income from
her own fortune, which was meagre,
and the contributions of friends in
We fear there is too much truth in
this indictment by a true and tried
friend to be relished, yet we are aware
that a majority negelct charities, not
because they do not recognize the
need of contributions for the support
of such work, but because they are
not far enough removed from charit
able donations themselves. To epit
omize the Negro's opinions of chari
ties, he is too poor, as a race, to do
very much for his fellowmah. His
great battle is to uplift himself.
The Negro, though, i3 recognizing
the duty he owes those less fortunate
than himself and is gradually exerting
himself through religious and other
sources to reach the unreached. A
movement in Nashville, organized by
?e of our public-spirited vrCmCa,
4tfch yet ia IU lllizw, )' 4''"!
great good and, if given the proper
support, is destined to accomplish
much for the working women of our
race. We refer to the Woman's Day
Thia Club has secured a building in
a desirable section of the city and is
caring for the children of working
women while the mothers are attend
ing to their daily labor. The home is
supported exclusively by charitable
gifts and by the funds which the god
ly women connected with it are able
to raise from entertainments given at
their homes and various churches.
Few of us are able -to give outright
any considerable sum for the support
of this worthy institution, but almost
every one can help by attending these
entertainments and spending ten or fif
teen cents. These women are work
ing for the betterment of the race and
should have the undivided support of
all the citizens of Nashville.
The public schools have closed an
other successful year. Next year
manual training will be added to the
course of instruction. This, we be
lieve, will make the public schools of
Nashville the first in Tennessee to
provide such training for its colored
youth. We have cause to feel proud
of these schools. They are the best
In the South.
Alain Le Roy Locke, the young Phil
adelphlan, who recently won a Rhodes'
scholarship, has been successful in
the competition for a S250 scholar
ship at his Alma Mater Harvard. If
these colored boys who attend Harvard
continue to outpoint their white rivals,
President Elliot will have to demand
a separate school for them.
The "lily whites" of Tennessee, ac
cording to the white newspapers, are
trying to get rid of the colored broth
er. These whites will hardly be open
In their opposition until after the
State Convention. In the meantime
let the colored men get together.
William Jennings Bryan claims that
he can not . make a partisan speech
litcause Roosevelt steals his thunder.
Bryan only saved himself from being
put in the Ananias class by compli
menting the truthful Teddy.
Booker T. Washington has been ap
pointed one of the Board of Trus
tees for Howard University. Mr.
Washington's great reputation as the
prince of money collectors Increases
the demand for the services.
We want a park where we can have
some amusements with ginger in them,
but we don't want a "social equality"
park. Eliminate a few dozen of the
white men connected with Olympic
Park and it will be a good thing.
This "cleaning up day" should last
three hundred and sixty-five days a
year and some times three hundred
and sixty-six days.
To The Nashville Globe:
.After spending a very pleasant and
successful year at Atlanta Baptist Col
lege, from which school I took the de
gree - of Bachelor of Arts, I boarded
the train for my dear old home in
Tennessee. There were eight in the
party to make the trip together, which
was planned some time before. We
left Atlanta in early morning so as to
glean a foil scope of the magnificence
of nature between that city and Nash
ville. We were delighted by the scene
presented by the spiked headed, state
ly forest pines of Georgia, some of
which, In their gigantic size, almost
bespoke their lineage from the ancient
walking cane of Polyphemus, but al
most like the passing of the glorious
sun from behind, a dark cloud was the
change in the natural scenery when
we crossed over into the beautiful state
of Tennessee. Instead of rolling beds
of red and swampy land we saw beau
tiful grassy valleys intercepted by
gradually rising peaks which, I might
say, in their. perfect physiognomy al
most seemed, to be home-made. Far
reaching landscapes clothed in the ex
quisite vestments that nature had lav
ished upon them passed before our
eyes and held us almost spellbound on
the tiptoe of expectation. As the sun
from the west laid waste all the cold
of mother earth and instilled new life
n fverytMqj tfcat fjtocd beneath Its
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gaze, one could almost see God him
self smiling in the beauty of nature.
One of the most charming objects that
engaged our attention was the beau
tiful bridge .which was being con
structed across the Chattanooga creek
and which in less than two hours after
we passed, was wrecked by an explo
sion. Almost reluctantly I broke off from
the party at my home, Murfreesboro,
where I spent a very pleasant week,
finding all well except one of my broth
ers. I arrived in Nashville Saturday
evening and spent a delightful and in
spiring Sunday and every friend that
1 met made me regret that I didn't
plan to stay longer. While in the city
1 gratefully enjoyed the pleasing hos
pitality of Mr. S. E. Marshall, an old
college chum, at 2120 Nance street
JOE DEE AVENT, A. B.
WITH THE MUSICIANS AT FISK.
To The Nashville Globe:
Last Friday evening in spite of the
threatening weather, Fisk Memorial
Chapel, the scene of so many brilliant
musical performances that even the
walls must ring, was filled with the
elite of Nashville, awaiting the open
ing of the evening's entertainment
Pretty girl ushers all in white like the
butterflies of the springtime graceful
ly showed the patrons their seats.
Promptly at eight o'clock the Glee
Club arose like one man, and coming
forward to the front of the platform,
gave to the listening audience the
first measure of their opening song.
From that time to the close it was a
series of most beautiful melodies, rich
in pathos, as in the Old Negro Folk
song or plantation melodies, wrapped
in the beauty of which we were taken
back through the years and could see
and feel our grandsires and grand
mothers stealing away in the shadows
of night to worship God, the God that
would set them free. And it seemed to
me as the sweet strains tolled on and
bn that religion in those days was bet
ter and purer than It . is now. God
was more real to our grandfathers.
Mr. Myers scored a great hit in his
rendition of a Negro Love Song not
yet published. And he is always hap
py and pleasing in his select readings
from Dunbar. This time as always he
brought forth great applause.
As I sat and listened to the deep,
full, rich tones of this male choir,
now expressing some deeo relizious
sentiment, again bursting forth in
tones oi love, and dying softly away
in the depth of perfect harmony and
sweetness, my mind ran down through
tne ages. I paused on the threshold of
time, and felt in my heart ves. in mv
inmost soul, that a race which can
produce such singers must and will
come out of the depths and be in the
front rank of all nations, and at last
sing their way to destiny, to be a great
nation, and sing their way to God. We
went out in the stillness of the night
with the sweet strains still . rinerinsr
in our ears, benefited and refreshed,
and in spite of the fact the lightning
had been flashing the sky was clear,
and the stars shone out.
COMMENCEMENT AT MORRIS
Atlanta. Ga., May 30. The com
menceinent exercises of Morris Brown
College are over, and are said to have
been the best in the history of the
institution, and Professor J. S. Flip
per, the President, was hiehlv comnli
mented for his efficient work for his
race. He will go to the next eeneral
conference with the endorsement of
Georgia for the office of Bishop.
Sixty young men and women re
ceived diplomas from the various de
partments of the college, and the min
isterial class was composed of able
young' men who will be heard from in
the church. The exercises were held
in the People's Tabernacle, on Yonge
street, owned by Bishop II. M. Turner
and dedicated to the Negro race. Ful
ly 5.000 people were present
The exercises opened May 22, with
class day exercises in the college chap
el; oral examinations, May 23; exhibi
tion of the sewing department, un
der Miss Parker, May 23; second year
reception to graduates, Thursday
Rev. It. A. Adams. B. D.. of Orppn
ville, Miss., delivered an address be-
tore tne literary societies. Mav 24. and
preached Sunday night. Rev. Thomas
II. Jackson, D. D., of Shorter College,
N. Little Rock, Ark., delivered an ad
The baccalaureate sermon was
preached ly Rev. J. Albert Johnson,
D. I)., of Philadelphia. Pa. The crad
uating exercises were held Mav 29.
and the commencement address was
delivered by M. Leonard Frazier, of
The orations and essays were of the
lushest order. Bishop H. M. Turner
announced that the following degrees
were conferred :
LL. I). J. H. Jones, D. D., President
oi Wilborloree University: Robert
Ogden, New York; John C. Martin,
Ph. I). J. Albert Johnson, D. D.
Philadelphia. Pa.: T. II. Jackson, n
D., Little Rock, Ark.; M. Leonard
rrazier, rew York; ll. c, Ransom, D
D. D, F, O. Enelson, CsnjtrSd-s.
Mass.; R. A. Adams, Greenville, Miss.;
John Harmon, Atlanta, Ga.
A. M. W. G. Alexander, Atlanta,
Rev. R. D. Stlnson, vice president of
the college and financial agent, at the
trustee meeting, put on the table over
one thousand dollars, the amount
raised by him for the education work,
free from all expense. He was highly
complimented. All the members of the
faculty were re-elected.
Commencement night a missionary
meeting was held in the tabernacle
under the direction of Miss Laura P.
Lemons, and presided over by Presi
dent J. S. Flipper. Rev. W. G. Alex
ander made the opening address. The
address of the evening was delivered
by Charles Stewart, A. M., of Chicago,
the newspaper correspondent Bishop
H. M. Turner delivered a short ad
dress. He declared that he had known
Stewart as a writer for over 20 years,
but had not known him as a speaker
before. He highly complimented him
on his address. Miss Laura Lemons
is one of the most noted writers and
missionary workers of her race In
this country. She 13 doing a great
work for her people.
SPECIAL TOURIST SLEEPERS.
An excursion rate has been an
nounced for the Baptist Sunday School
Congress and Young People's Chautau
qua to be held in New Orleans, La.,
June 26 to July 1. The rate will be
cne fare plus 25 cents for the round
trip. In other words from Nashville
the fare will be $17.00 for the round
trip. The tickets will be on sale June
24 and 25. All lines running in the
Southeastern territory, which includes
east of the Mississippi, south of the
Ohio and Potomac Rivers, will sell
tickets on this occasion. Tickets good
to return leaving New Orleans up to
and including night of July 1.
It Is learned that a special Pullman
tourist car has been secured for the
occasion. Berths will be sold at $1.75.
Two people can occupy cue berth. The
car will remain in New Orleans till the
close of the Congress in order to bring
the delegates back the same route for
the same rate of fare.
It is already estimated that this
New Orleans meeting will be the lar
gest yet conducted by the Baptists in
recent years. Nearly every Baptist
minister in Nashville and many of the
Sunday school workers, together with
young people who contemplate taking
a vacation, will possibly take in this
CLOSING EXERCISES OF SCHOOL
FOR THE BLIND WERE
The Colored Department of the
school for the Blind gave its anniver
sary exercises 3 p. m., Tuesday, June 4
Supt J. V. Armstrong and other mem
bers of the Board of Trustees were
present, also a large number of pa
trons and friends.
Miss Sadie Elizabeth Wells, teacher
of the music department, is confined
to her bed at home on account of ill
ness. Miss Minnie May Hunter, liter
ary teacher, has worked very hard in
her department, having also to take
charge of the music department in the
absence of Miss "Wells. The program
was very attractive and showed the
result of faithful work and careful
training. The exercises were indica-
tive of the splendid work done in the
school under the excellent principal
ship of Mrs. Susan Lowe, and we all
wish for her a long life and many
more years of usefulness and success
Bishop C. H. Phillips delivered the
graduating address. Subject: "Dignity
of labor." It was a very instructive
address and full of hopefulness. The
following program was rendered:
Jubilee Song "I have another
building," by Jubilee Club.
Duet "True Friendship," by H. In
graman, played by Lizzie Casey and
Solo "Friends that are good and
true," by M. V. White, sung by Katie
Duet March in B-flat, by C. Boh-
man, played by William Stump and
Essay Perseverance, by Katie May
Jubilee song "Aint that good news,"
by the Jubilee Club.
Address "Dignity of labor," Bishop
C. II. Phillips.
Jubilee song "Ain't I glad I got out
of the wilderness, by Jubilee Club.
Presentation of diplomas by presi
dent of board. Mr. Wm. V. Collier.
Remarks by Supt. J. V. Armstrong.
Song Lead me gently homeward,
Closing exercises took place 7:30
Wednesday evening, June 5.
SUNDAY AT GREENWOOD.
Religious Exercises Celebrating Chil-
. The preparations to celebrate Chil
dren's Day at Greenwood .Park, Sun
day from 2 to 5 p. m. have been com
pleted.; As stated before in the col
umns of the Globe, thirty-one Baptist
Sunday schools have been Invited to
participate in thia celebration. There
ha been no stipulated way by which
ttcy 8T5 ta rc-ci j p-rlL noma will
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Hats and Men's Furnishing Goods
At Moderate Prices.
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ies ol all liinds.
Goods received fresh daily and all orders
Promptly attended to.
Please jrive us a call.
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M. W. BUF0RD,
Hair Cut 25cts. Shave lOcts.
Clean Shop. Courteous Attention.
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Colored People. ,
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FRESH MEATS, FRUITS
ALL KINDS OF CANNED GOODS.
Telephone, 4776 107 8th Avenue, S.
go in wagons, some in carriages, and
still others en the street cars. And
since there is no admission fee to the
park, and the entire services are free,
it is expected that a large attendance
will be present if the weather is good.
The Children's Day celebration will
add no expense whatever to the chil
dren or their parents except their con
veyance. The program, while it could
not be obtained, will be one of interest.
Good singing and able addresses will
be delivered and the children will be
given a religious outing at this beauti
ful resort. The churches have no spe
cial services in the afternoon. Hence
the selection will not interfere with
any of the regular services. The audi
ence will not be composed only of
Baptists. Hundreds of friends of vari
ous denominations will be in attend
ance, as the invitation. is extended to
all. Many will probably spend the en
tire day at the park".
ELABORATE DINNER. .
Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Frierson, of Glen
cliff, entertained at dinner Sunday.
The house was beautifully decorated
with cut flowers and ferns. The table
was decorated with American Beau
ties. A seven-course menu was
served. Those present were (Messrs.
Frierson, Wilkerson, Dickerson and
Misses F. J. Bowser, S. Harris, Lula
Frierson, Sadio Frierson and L. Be
Mr. Milton Wright, of Chicago, but
formerly of Nashville, has purchased
a wood and coal yard. He also runs
an ice wagon. Mr. "Wright was In
Nashville last July and purchased a
home on Smiley street for his moth
er, Mrs. Millie Wright. Mr. Wright
is a member of the police force of
Chicago, and his beat is on the South
side of that city. His cousin. Mr.
Geo. Smith, Jr., will run the coal,
wood and Ice business for him. Mr
Smith left Saturday night for Chi-