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NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1907.
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Of the Founding of How
have more difficulties to face than
those who graduate from this insti
tution. You. graduates, know how
much of hardship you have had to en
counter, how much you have had to
draw on all of the courage and faith
and resolution and good temper that
you had in you. The under graduates
will learn the same lesson. I trust
5 more through center; 5 more around
left end; ball on Tuskegee's 25-yard
line. Forward pass failed. Ball punt
ed to Tuskegee, who fails to gain.
Tuskegee's ball on her own 20-yard
line. Meharry regains ball on punt on
Tuskegee's 30-yard line. Meharry
gains 10 yards through center. Mehar
ry gains 10 more yards; ball on Tus-
In a New Role
win learn the same lesson, i trust D. r rt j . i . i ry Kains 1U more yaras; nan on ius- r- Ml a r r
that each one of you here will realize flM (jfOVVd Oil Hand 3l Atlla ee's 5arl line -kerson of Me- 01. VVOlGrilldn, 0l lISK,
the peculiar burden of responsibility . . harry carried ball through center for
that rests on him, not only as an edu
cated American citizen, but as an edu
cated member of a race that is strug
gling upward toward higher and bet-
T1IJC ter things. You bear a great burrten
llilO 0f responsibility on your shoulders,
men and women, who come from this
institution. I trust you will realize
it and that help will be given to you
from on hich to bear it well and
Another good speaker was Hon.
PATTERSON THIRKIELD, IN- James Brice, the British ambassador,
I m . - t ks f
6t a i i pnDDftMiwcuT cop & it. I wno nas Deen a ciose oDserver in uic
Negro during nis stay in America-
Mr. Brvce said that the many millions
of Negro people who dwell within the
British empire, made it fitting for
him to join in the celebration. Britain
and the British colonies had a work to
do, he Indicated, similar to that which
WITNESSED THE STRUGGLE FOR
the fourth touch-down; missed goal.
Score Meharry, 22; Tuskegee, 0.
Meharry kicked off 30 yards and Tus
kegee returned ball 10 yards. Tuske
gee had a hard time gaining the re- A f.AT hATHR OF fill ORFn
' i iiuiuuri ui jaiuo auu tn
NEW PRESIDENT, DR. WILBUR
ERS REVIEW THE HISTORY
OF INSTITUTION OCCASION A
GREAT AN INSPIRING ONE.
MEHARRY OUTPLAYED TUSKE
GEE AT EVERY STAGE OF THE
GAME DEFENDERS OF THE
RED AND BLACK MARCHED
FROM GOAL TO GOAL DESPITE
Washington, D. C, Nov. 19. The
Saturday, November 10, at Athletic
tingly celebrated In this city last week,
at which time its new president, Hev.
Wilbur Patterson Thirkield, was in
stalled. Leading men of the race were
here and participated in the celebra-J erg 0f that race
fortieth anniversary of the establish- . The twelve million Kaffirs llv- Park, a splendid and representative
mpnt of Howard University was fit- r,jvk ah 'Afrt. crowd of football admirers witnessed
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the same race in other localities on
that continent were further back In
civilization, he said, than the mem-
Meharry Center, McDew; leftguard,
Phillips; lefttackle, Dobson; leftend,
Southern Johnson, Davis; lefthalf, Terry; full-
ball to Meharry on attempted forward
pass. Meharry gained 15 yards
through center and then 15 more in
same manner. Ball on Tuskegee's 10
yard line. Meharry makes another
gain of 5 yards through center. Dick-
erson (right half) goes through for
fifth touchdown. Kicked goal.
Score; Meharry, 28; Tuskegee, 0.
Four more minutes to jday.
Tuskegee kicked off and Meharry re
turned it 15 yards. Ball goes out of
bounds. Tuskegee's ball in center of
field. Time called. .
Final score Meharry, 28; Tuske-
Tuskegee Not In Form.
The fact that Tuskegee met its Wa
terloo at the Athletic Park last Satur
day evening at the hands of Meharry,
A THOUSAND FINES PREFERABLE
TO SUCH HUMILIATION WERE
THE CASE VICE VERSA, WHAT
WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RE
SULT HAD MR. WOODFOLK
WHIPPED WATERMAN'S CHILD?
tton. Prominent speakers were not ctates or jn the West Indies. But the back, Napier, Scott; rightguard, But
slow In acknowledging the standing development in Africa was notable, ler, Tetty; lefttackle, Harris; right
of this institution as one of the ,Vj,V(, hnf1 .fnnned steamers navigat- ?nd, Williams; righthalf, Scott, Dick-
strongest in the union. The President . tha Hvpt-s railroads were build- erson; fullback, Dickerson, llenson.
of the United States, Hon. Theodore ,r P,1liraii0n advancing and the arts 'luskegee Lettend, Kabb; letttackle.
and customs of civilization making Dawes; leftguard, Nash; center, Brod-
Andrew Carnegie and Hon. James headway Regarding the Negro race us; rightguard, Meiachi; righttackle,
Brlre the. British ambassador. An en-L i -omriri nd the James; rightend, Horton; righthalf,
thusiastic ovation was started when tbe Ambassador said that McElroy; fullback, Woods; lefthalf,
'tit :iijci n uo, lii " k . iti t- .i
Mr. Carnegie Jn the course of his re- therft ig n0 d0Ubt a vast deal was to Newburn; quarterback, Richie.
marks, made the following declara- be done an(i one hears many voices Referee, Sublett, Umpire, Watkins,
Y tlon: "It Is not what we will do with complaining that here and In the Alabama. Field Judge, Grady, Nash-
the Negro, but how can we get more of West indies, progress is altogether too ville.
Head Linesman, Gains, Nash-
Meharry won the toss-up and chose
race in America had acquired ti- plalnt couia be found in the statistics the north goal and the struggle opened Menarry n"e ne'
to vast estates in America during of progress complied by Mr. Andrew with a will, Tuskegee failing to bring j10 oa'y V Z; l
T01. " 1 L thp hall hark- mom than 15 varrts Cidedly the best Of It t
Pbt iw.ty jrcaisi carnegie ana ouumeu m i -rv:,, ""7" ,1. V. 'a.' formation, terrific, line nluncing. bv After findinc Mr. Woodfolk he was re-
ing address delivered recent.y at territory for about five minutes a kick thcIr running back of punts, and their tlcent in his remarks and in answer-
"But" continued Mr Bryce, "anyone being required to save the ball from more aggressiveness on me en !K home inquiries, ue nnauy sratea
But, fonumau, , coinc to Meharrv on downs at the and offence. Of course Tuskegee that it was true his boy had been beat-
ttel8ri? Tafbe advtd'to reS ftlrl VtoT.il Zs tIZ and Se showed great ability in gain, but ow- en by Mr. Waterman for which Mr. ,
tlZnav Chistory of the ball went to Meharry early in the ac- ng to the st ff opposition and the Watermar i offered the sole explana-
Dlociung or lorwaru passes useu uy nwu, i lihhikhi h woum ne Deuer 10
themr He aaaea mucn 10 nis pomi- ci0w
larity by showing in conclusion that n encouraging answer to this com
eium and Holland comblued. Mr. J
. C. Napier, a prominent Tennessean
and a graduate of the school, was
among those that delivered addresses
and received special attention.
The president was as usual fitting
ly received and spoke In part as fol- mm and mankind." tlon. Tuskegee was penalized 15 yards
lows: The J Ambassador predicted that the for her failure.
"Judge Barnard, ladies and gentle- progress of. the Negro race wouid be
men and especially you graduates ar.d creatlv accelerated by the influence
undergraduates of this institution of 0f rapidly developing civilization, es
learning: pecially contemplating the tendency to
"I am glad to have the chance to that race to rise, as borne out by its
come before you and say a -word of record since the emancipation procla-
greeting and of godspeed to-day. This mation.
day of your installation, Mr. PresI- Dr. Thirkield devoted his remarks
dent, commemorates the fortieth an- to the place and mission held by the
niversary of the founding of this in- university in developing the aims and
stitution. There has been much of ideals of modern education In the life
' sorrow and disappointment that has 0f the Negro race. His doctrine was
come to men not only of the colored that every man had a right to equal
race, but of all races during that forty ity of opportunity,
years: and sometimes In looking back "Howard University stands for just
we fail to realize all the progress that this. Tt simnlv opens to any man of
has been made. Let me call attention any race the chance to unfold the best
to Inst two facts. During these forty onrt riMvinest that is In him, so far as
years, principally during the time broad educational opportunity is a help
that has elapsed since the emancipa- to this end."
tlon nrorlamation. the colored citizens rr Brown. Commissioner on Educa
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or t.ne united Hiates nave arcuumiaieu tlon, anaiyzea Drieiiy tuc uioim.
" property until now they have, all toin. the work and aim or tne univerbiiy
some $350,000,000 worth of . taxable
property in tms country, uuuub me niiftV rff CLUB
in? for themselves homes until now This club has been organized for
om rinnnnn hnm nwnefl and thA mirnose of giving assistance to
necunied by the colored citizens of wards the Roger Williams University
this country. When a man and worn- needs. Mesdames G. H. Bandy, Pros-
rrTx, tn onniilro o PPrtnln nmount rlpnf- A. M. TOWnsenO, nwiwij,
Indignation and excitement reigned
in North Nashville for the past week,
caused by the facts disclosed in the
case of Prof. Waterman, professor in
applied science at Fisk University, who
unmercifully boat the son of Mr. Wm.
R. Woodfolk. who residfs at 1033 Six
teenth avenue, North. While the af-
does not mean so much in the defeat fair happened early this month it did
because nothing else was expected, not Teak out until recently. The pent
Meharry has the strongest team among up indignation of the community
the colored schools, but it was expect- could, keep it no longer. Notwith-
ed that Tuskegee would make a better standing Mr. Waterman is and has
showing than It did. And in com- been a potent factor for the last sev-
mentlng upon the results, the opinion oral years in the development of Fisk
of the referee as to the condition of University, it appears that he has
the two teams would be Interesting. In transgressed all laws of decency in his
replying to a Globe reporters inquiry aggravated attack upon this Negro
on this question, Mr. W. G. Sublett. child of about ten years of age. The
who was referee and who' is good au- truth of the matter Is that after a
thority on football, made the following careful investigation in the commun
statement: ity the fact is disclosed that it was un-
Tuskegee was not up to real form, called for, unwarranted and untimely.
Hence it could not be in a class with A Globe reporter spent a larger part
Meharry. While their weight was of one day searching for Mr. Wood-
Meharry had de- folk, who could not be found at the
by their massive postoffice as he was on his vacation.
Meharry, she was simply outclassed, thrash him than to have him arrest
Then, too, Tuskegee used the open e(k" In replying to the question what
style of playing, which was altogether the boy had done, there seemed to be
different, from Meharry. At times she no direct answer, but the information
A train of more than 20 vards was made good gains, but not enough to comes that Willie Woodfolk, Edward
made by Meharry around right end. Drove an advantage. The tackling of Buford and Willie Crosthwaite were
gain the Nashville man advanced the DOtn Ieams was ,lot UIJ lu Biailu viyui uu uninru new, us is me cus
hnll almost an enual distance and Cant ard. It was of the delayed pushing or- torn of the children in that vicinity of
der. Each runner would manage to Fisk. These boys having attended
shake off two or three men before be- some of the departments of Fisk, es-
ing downed. There was lacking that pecially Model School, had naturally
dashing, flying order, which Is the become accustomed to this as a play
Tn5iretre chief characteristics of a deadly ground.
EI.KVEX TO NOTHING.
ball almost an equal distance and Capt
Dobson of Meharry carried it over for
the first touchdown. The goal was
missed. Score, Meharry, 5; Tuskegee,
Meha.rry kicked off.
on crow to aenuire a
of property, above all when they grow and William Young, Treasurer, are sup-
to own their own home, It is proof ported by the ronowmg gnuuicu
positive that they have made long and well-wishers of the school. Mea
strides forward along the path of good dames Mattie Price Miles, Lillie Reed,
citizenship. The material basis Is not Clemmie White. Emma J. Griggs,
everything, but it Is an indispensable Anna Haynes. Eloiso Glass, Maggie
nai-nntclta to movinf nnwnrd In the T oTurrpno T.lllio DeWees. Iena John-
life of decent citizenship, and the col- Son, Mattie Perry, Birdie King, Mrs.
ored man when he acquires property, itt Mary . Anderson, Misses Bessde
acquires a home, has taken that. India- Leigh and Sarah Jones. This club
pensable first step and a long, long plans to glve a "Bee Hive" entertain-
step. On that material basis must, be ment December 2, 3. 4 at Mt. Olive
. built the structure of the hisher life baptist Church for the purpose of
. and this institution has been devoted mlsintr money to enable them to pur
throughout its career to turning out chase window shades for the entire
men and women who should be tearn
, ers and helpers of their own people
towards this higher life. You have
Hose on 3,ono graduates. Last vrar thefuture Rogerites and other young
you had in all I.""", represent nv. imr-tv-two
of our own states and terri
tories and about ninety students from
downed on 25-yard Hne. The ball soon
went to Meharry and Scott went over
the goal line.
Things looked a little shaky for Tus
kegee at this juncture but Meharry
kicked goal. Score, Meharry, 11; Tus
Thp npvt hlrr train was 20 varrls hv teams.
Meharry. A fumble soon after gave
the ball to Tuskegee. A punt after a TEACHERS'
failure to gain again gave the ball to
Meharry. The ball remained in Tus
kegee's territory for some time. Tus
kegee is apparently outclassed.
After about five minutes of hard
work Tuskegee advances ball into Me
harry's territory, ball on Meharry's
A successful forward pass gained 15
yards for Tuskegee. Ball went to Me
harry on downs on her own 20-yard
line. Dickson advances it 25 yards.
Forward pas checked. Tuskegee's ball.
Forward pass failed. Meharry's ball
in her own territory. First half over.
Score, Meharry, 11; Tuskegee, 0.
tackle. Alter being ordered away the boys
While the opinion of the Referee is apparently moved on. Trof. Waterman
given openly and frankly, and gives caught young Woodfolk and handled
much Insight to the standing of the him so roughly that all of the buttons
two teams, it was not given with a were torn from his jacket. When the
view of imparting any information boys were outside in the street Mr.
relative to the real strength of the two Watermon overtook them and grabbed
There will be an interesting juvenile
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protrraim earned oui tw.u wm. j
friends of the school such as Aias
foro n W Gore. A. M. Townsend, Jr.;
other countries. Of these in the nel?V My and Rth Upshaw and all other
horhood of seyentv came from the . ar0 jn sympathy with
Roger Williams must
urttich Wpst Tnd e. whtcn woum
alone eive right to expect the pres
ence here of one who would come in
pnv event because he is interested
rteonly and genuinely In every move
ment for the benefit of mankind, Mr.
TVvpp, the British Ambassador.
"Pverv graduate of an Institution of
hP T?ebnilt! Rocer Williams must be
Curtained! The Club will meet
vember 25. at
3 p. m! at the residence of Mrs. G. H
Bandy. 101 'Lafayette .street, so ai
iht above named members and
friends are urgently requested to oe
luZW Tewl Present at the meeting, rain or shine.
Tuskegee kicked off and Meharry re
urned the ball 10 yards. Ball in the
center of the field. Meharry made con
sistent advances for 15 yards. Forward
pass failed. Meharry penalized If
yards. Meharry advances ball U
yards again. Melwirry gains 10 yards
through center in two downs. Mehar
ry loses ball on fumbles. Tuskegee
fails to gain in two downs, losing
ground each time. Meharry again gets
ball on punt. Forward pass fails. Me
harry penalized. Ball on Tuskegee's
pass and went over the goal line for
Terry of Meharry caught a forward
pass and went over the goal line for
a touchdown. Kick at goal successful
Score, Meharry, 17; Tuskegee, 0.
Tuskegee kicked off 20 yards and
Meharry returned the ball to the cen
ter of the field. Meharry advanced
the ball 10 yards around right end and
little Woodfolk, carried him Into his
yard behind the house, and adminis
tered a severe beating, usin:; a piece
of board as his weapon. 1 he young
fellow was severely dealt with. His
mother was prostrated with the news
and the entire community was
wrought up to its highest pitch.
When Mr. Woodfolk called upon
ENTS' HANDBOOK FOR 1908.
Sunday school teachexp and superin
tendents are notified that the new
eachers' and superintendents' hand
book for 1008 is now ready. They are
pocket edition, beautifully bound in pror. Waterman for explanation, he re.
irood hard cloth or leather to suit reived but curt replies and was as-
the taste of the purchaser. There Is sured from the manner of tone that he
no doubt but that this little book Is (Waterman) was justified In tlirash-
the most popular of its kind on the ing Negro boys. Mr. Woodfolk was all
market. The cloth binding soils for wrought up over the matter and had
25 cents, the leather b'nding at 35 it not been for the timely advise of
cents. Call on or address the Nation- friends and the pleading of his wife
al Baptist Publishing Board, 523 See the tale would be told differently. Aft-
ond avenue, North, Nashvlle, Tenn
or some counsel he filed an Indictment
against the professor at Fisk, for
which he was Immediately arrested,
but before the case was called to the
court, close friends to Waterman and
FISK LITERARY CLUB.
The first meeting of the Fisk Liter
ary Club was held Friday, November Woodfolk, after much persuasion, suc
ceeded in having Woodfolk withdraw
the indictment. Hence the city court
and the justice court were deprived of
trying the case.
The Globe reporter in ferreting out
at the residence of Mrs. P. K.
Rnrrus. S15 Cedar street. The main
feature, of the meeting was the elec
tion of officers for the ensuing year.
Plans were presented for an enter
tainment. which, owing to its novelty, the facts in tlie case learned that this
cannot fail to attract lovers of art, is not Mr. Waterman's first attempt
music and literature. The eharacter- to attack members of the race. Some
Istic enthusiasm of each member was Ume ago when Fisk and Meharry were
In evidence throughout the meeting in a football contest he threatened and
and the club will spare no pains to attempted to kirk a boy off the cam
make this its miost successful year, pus, and was only prevented from do-
both from a literary and financial
The officers for the ensuing year are
as follows: Mrs. P. R. Burnis, Pres
ident; Mrs. C. W. Brown, Vico Pres
ident: Miss L. A. Bright, Secretary;
ing so bv an open declaration of a Me-
harryite that, he would go through him
if he attempted it. He learned further
that the atmosphere in and about Fisk
has changed considerably. There is
not that peace and harmony with good-
Miss W. TT. McBroome, Treasurer. The will to all that once reigned supreme in
date of the next meeting will be an
nounced in the columns of the Nash
this locality. The residents in tne
community express themselves as be
ing highly displeased with, the episode.