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NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1907.
Only 1 2 Days More Remain to Get the Globe and Winston's Poems for $ 1 .25
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THE LETTERS OE THE EAGER
CHILDREN ARE Nil-
THEY HAVE ALL BEEN GOOD
BOYS AND GIRLS EVERY ONE
EXPECTING TO BE REMEM
BERED BY THE GOOD OLD FEL
LOWIF ANY HAVE BEEN BAD.
SANTA CLAU9 WILL KNOW
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. U, 19DL
Dear Santa Claus- My iiame is DfeJl
nis Cartwright. I am 8 years old and
live on the Brick Church pike, i ain
sure you will come to see me this
Christmas, for I have been a good II
tie boy. I have not missed one even
Ins setting in my coal, kindling and
water. I want a wagon, cap, and all
kinds of fireworks, candy, orange,
nuts and apples. From your little
hoy, DENNIS CARTWRIGHT.
-Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1907.
Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl
seven years old. I anv my mamma's
baby girl and she says I am a very
good' girl. I want you to bring me a
doll, a doll buggy, a wardrobe, a set
of dishes, a dresser, and washstand. I
want my doll to have dark brown hair.
I want a big brown "teddy bear," some
kitchen utensils, and a stove. Bring
me plenty of candy, nut? and oranges.
Don't forget my big sister Mary, she
wants something nice, too. Don't for
get Adolph, my brother, because he
is a good boy. Don't forget Leonard
lladdox, Robert Dillahunty and Ernes:
TTargrave. Be sure and bring some
fireworks. Your little girl,
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1907.
Dear Santa Claus My name is Sa
die Lue Cartwright. I am 13 years
old, and live on the Brick Church
pike. I go to school every day and
I am in the sixth grade. 1 want you
to bring me a dre&rfand a Bible witb
rr.y name engraved on it. and anything
else you think a good little girl would
like to have. From your little girl,
SADIE LUE CARTWRIGHT.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1907.
Dear Santa I am a little boy six
years old, and I am very good when I
nan asleep, and sometimes I get little
whippings. I want you to come and
see me this Xmas and bring me every
thing I ask for. I want a steam en
gine, a wheelbarrow, a train, a tool
chest, full set of tools, and a large
brown "Teddy bear." Be sure and
fill my stocking down to Sister Sam
mi e's. Don't forgot mv Sister Fran
ces, she is a good girl. My mamma
is dead and sister keeps house for nvy
papa. She Is 14 years old. Don't
bring William and Antonia anything.
Mv sweetheart, Ambrozine McGhee,
wants something. Your little boy,
LEONARD B. HADDOX
130? Tremont street
P. S. Don't forget plenty of fruit
Dear Santa I am a girl 13 years
old. I want you to bring mo a dress
furs, shoes and some B. B. skates
some Roman candles, oranges, candy
and nuts. Don't forgot mamma and
papa. Bring my teacher something
nice. Your girl.
MARY S. HOWLAND,
i;i:i Patterson ftreet.
Well, well! Dear Old Santa Claus
a,m really glad to Know that you love
smart little, girls. My name Is Alberta
Cartwright. 1 am 11 years old and
. am rroing to nchool every day. After
school each day I help (my sister wash
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President and Manager of Stewart's General Press Bureau, No. 9 South Wood
w , ,hv,, iu leisure on sowing and Reaping"- or "Are
we a Race of Weaklings?" at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Sunday at 2:
clothes and dishes. I want you to
bring me a doll that can open and
shut her eyes, a dress, stockings, can
d3f, nuts, oranges and apples. I live
on the Brick Church pike, East Nash
Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl
5 years old. I live In Northeast Nash
ville (Whites Creek pike). I want you
to bring me a piano, doll,, and two
Irons and a willow rocking chair, a
cooking stove and all the vessels to It.
I want some leggins to keep me warm.
Please don't forget. I am a very good
little girl. For fear you may forget,
I will give you the route, R. F. D. No.
3. LOUISE CORINNE M'GAVOCK.
Dear Santa Claus I am a little boy
years old. I live in Northeast Nash
ville (Whites Creek pike). I want a
rocking horse, a horn, some leggins
and an overcoat and Stetson hat, and
a rocking chair to rock in and listen,
Santa, I forgot my Buster Brown suit.
My address is
R. F. D. No. 3.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT MOUNT
OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH.
tend the lecture by Prof. Cha. Stewart
at Mount Olive Baptist Church.
No race of people needs a heart-to-heart
talk more than the Negroes of
Nashville. Recognizing this fact, Mr.
Stewart was Induced to stop over. In
Nashville en route to his Chicago
headquarters to make this address.
He has just made his rounds, and aft
er finishing the work of the African
Methodist Conference in Texas, where
he was with Bishop Tyree and others,
he reaches Nashville over the South
ern route from point In Alabama
The recent action of the Business
and Professional League of Nashville,
In endorsing the coming of Mr. Stew
art, and the promise of Its Executive
Committee to support by their pres
ence the lecturer, will help swell the
attendance. The male citizens of
Nashville will have an opportunity to
show whether or not they are inter
ested In receiving the advice that will
help them along all lines
The pastor of Mount Olive, Rev. Dr.
Clark, has promised to have a full at
tendance on the part of his members.
He stated last Sunday at the morning
and night services that he was highly
pleased with the advertisement ' al
ready given this lecture, and was
satisfied that Mr. Stewart would enter
tain the large audience that would
be certain to greet him. Nothing Is
left undone to make this heart-to-heart
talk with rr.en a success.
CARD OF THANKS.
The ladies constituting the Busy
Bee Club wish to thank their many
friends for the assistance rendered
them in their effort to raise the money
to purchase curtains for Roger Wil
liams. The entertainment of three
nights was a grand success. A neat
sum of money was raised and the
members and friends of nearly all the
churches of North, East, South and
West Nashville assisted in some way
and even a deal of money has been re
ceived from friends out of the city,
and for these favors, great and small,
the club wishes to express its grateful
thanks and all join In singing "Praise
God from whom all blessings flow."
Will Eclipse All For;
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1907.
Dear Santa Claus I am one of
your good little girls. 1 want you to
plea? bring me some shoes, a lot of
toys, some candy, nuts and oranges
Don't forget my mamma, papa and lit
tie brother and sister.
DAYTON ARABELLE HART.
1726 Jefferson street.
Dear Old Kris I am a good little
boy. Please bring me a choo-choo en-
iiv) so I can vide about in it. I will
e .".a reful and won't get hurt. Be
sure and not forget my tobacco and
papers, also a large gun. Good-bye,
old Santa, "iour little boy.
OLIVER H. BROWN.
S22 Tenth avenue, South.
Dear Old Santa Claus I am a little
girl seven years old. I go to school
every day. So you see, Santa, I am
a good little girl. I want you to bring
me a new slate, a satchel, a penci
box a large bed for my doll,-and all
good things to eat. Don't forget my
Mtie sister, bring hrr ; pair of red
topped shoes, and a little rattler.
"904 Hawkins street.
(Continued n Page 2.)
At 2:30 Sunday afternoon, December
22, the first lecture to imen only will
be delivered at Mount Olive Baptist
hurch, by Chas. Stewart, of Chicago.
The subject of the lecture is "Sowing
jand Reaping." Mr. Stewart, who is
esiaent ana manager or the Stewart
General Press Bureau at No. 9 S.
Wood street. Chicago. 111., with South
ern headquarters at Tuskfgee Normal
and & Industrial Institute, and East
ern offices at 307 St. Paul street, Bal
timore, Md., will discuss this In a
heart-to-heart talk with the men of
Nashville. He will sandwich In be
tween his subject a very important
question "Are we a race of weaklings?"
There has not been a man before the
HAYWOOD GETS TEN YEARS.
John Haywood, who was on trial
last week on the charge of murdering
Dan Gory, the ex-policeman, was found
guilty of murder in the second degree
and was given a sentence of ten years
in the penitentiary. His counsel made
a motion for a new trial.
Mr. Dock Yeargin, who lived on Jef
ferson street, between Eighteenth ave
nue and the Illinois Central Railroad
died suddenly while at work in the
liOuisville & Nashville freight house
last Monday noon. Mr. Yeargin had
been complaining for several days, but
his condition was ndt considered serl
ous. After eating his lunch he re
marked to those near him that he felt
badly, and walked to a freight car and
fell dead. He was a married man 35
years of age.
Reed has return '
ITIZENS OF NASHVILLE TO A
EVERYTHING IN READINESS FOR
THE MEETING A GREAT TIME
ANTICIPATED SPLENDID PRO
GRAM HAS BEEN ARRANGED
LINCOLN POST NO. 4, G. A. R,
AND LADIES RELIEF CORPS
public better prepared to discuss this1 Miss Ida M.
subject and give an answer to the ' home.
ibove question, than the coming speak-! Rev. Mr. Seller spent Saturday and
er. The attention of Nashville will be Sunday here.
directed towards Mount Olive Church 1 Mr. Will Lewis, of Nashville, visited
on Sunday afternoon. ! here Sunday.
The schools, both collegiate and Mr. Tom Hayes, of Chicago, will
grammar, with their male teachers and i spend the holidays here,
students, have been invited. Every1 -Miss Lettie Black spent Saturday
minister In the city is invited with his ! In- Murfreesboro.
male congregat ion. The program will ! Horace Black is on the sick
not be a lengthy one, as the main fea-1 Ma
ture of the evening will be Mr. Stew-
ait's address. Their will be excellent
mir?ic for the occasion. Mr. Frank
Teasley will preside at the large pipe
organ and a male choir will furnish the
slneing for the evening.
The newspapers have already her
alded Mr. Stewart's con.ing. Hence
the indications are that the spacious
aurtitoriu.nl at Mount. Olive will be
taxed to .its uttermost for this occa
s'on. At the meeting of the Ministers'
Conference last Monday morning It
was decided that each pastor should
make special announcement, at -his
morning service Sunday. The same
was true with the A. M. E. Ministers'
Alliance. Hence every man and every
bov of reasonable ao should make it
their duty next Sunday afternoon to at-
Rev. Lawrence preached an excellent.
sermon at Hickory's Grove Baptist
Church, Monday night.
There has beera large number of
hogs killed here.
The Presiding Elder preached here
Sunday. He preached an excellent
Mrs. Martha Payne is still in the
Mrs. Willie French is Improving
Mr. Willie Hatch Is much Improved.
Mr. Mack Dozler, who underwent an
operation a few days ago, Is much im
The Good Shepherd Lodge will give
an entertainment next Friday night,
Great preparations are being made
for the commemoration of the forty-
Ifth annual celebration of the Eman
cipation Proclamation by the citizens
of Nashville. The finishing touches
were put on this week, when the
Abraham Lincoln Post No. 4, Grand
Army Republic with the Woman's
Relief Corps, completed the program
for the occasion. Nashville has not
witnosfeed such a celebration as Is as
sured on Wednesday night, January
1, 19J)8 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
While no lengthy program has been
arranged, the Interest and enthusi
asm of the occasion will be sufficient
to thrill the hearts o? every Afro-
Amercian citizen in Nashville. It la
o be regretted that a more spacious
-uiditorluni' than that of Mount Olive
hurch could not bo secured, but this
being the largest place owned by the
race In the city, musit serve the pur-
nose for the present. No doubt ia
entertained that the time will come
when the Negroes of Nashville will
haw some appropiate place for com
memorating their natal day.
A strong feature that Is being ln-
'oeted into the celebration will be the
Prominent place .given for the Day
Home, an organization that is so hero-
'lly looking after the interest of the
-eglected children who are left alone
by parents day after day, because the
narenta, liko the thousands of bread
winners, must be up and going early.
Tn other words, the young and old will
e united In this celebration by the
strongest ties. In the ranks of the
Mraham Lincoln Post, Grand Army
the Republic, are to be found the
oldest and most loyal citizens of Nash
ville, thus the uniting of this organ
ization with the Day Home will go
down on .record as the dawn of the
brightest day witnessed since the
memorable proclamation was Issued.
The following program is given out
for the oeassion.
Music by the Mt. Olive Baptist
Reading of the Emancipation Proc-
i lamation by Rev. Henry Allen Boyd.
Welcome Address bv Rev. C. H.
Clark, D. D.,
The History of the Negro will be the
subject of an address by Mr. J. C.
"Soldiers" will be discussed by mem
bers of the G. A. R.
Dr. F. A. Stewart, "The Progress
of the Race."
Rev. C. IT. Boone, "The Future of
the Negro Race."
Mrs. J. C. Napier, the president, will
talk on "Our Women and Their Mis
The citizens as a whole are Invited
to attend the celebration. An effort
will be made here to see what can be
done about the permanent location of
the institution which is to care for the
children of th's eitv, neirlected by par
ent.si who are forced to go to work
early and continue late.
The fact that the celebration is given
under the auspices of th'1 Lincoln Post
ind the Woman's Pelief Corps. O. A.
only reminds or.f of the lovaltv dls
played by the men who marched In the
convict of the GO's. The deeds of valor
rterfonmed by these old veterans will
live as long as hls'tory Is to be read.