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NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1907.
ore Remain to Get the Globe and Winston's Poems for $
nnnimi fin irniriiin tt nm n n iiaiinwn
ft 1.5 K.l LI
I ipnly 4 Days M
For National Baptist Pub
lishing House Employees.
DR. J. M. FROST GUEST - OF
HONOR, PRESENTED CANE.
, WlPRESSlVE SERVICES MARK EN-
TRANCE INTO EDIFICE RECENT
) LY ERECTED DR. BOYD TELLS
i C F THE STRUGGLES IN THE
EARLY DAYS OF THE INSTITU
TIONFROM NOTHING THE
CONCERN HAS GROWN TO BE
ASSESSED AT $250,000.
The new chaptl of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board of this city, a
place sst apart for holding religious
services for thiity minutes in each of
the six working days of the week, a
plan laid out and so thoroughly exe
cuted for the past six years by (his in
stitution, with its vast number of em
ployees, and which seems to have
worked to such good results in their
interest and in the upbuilding of the
mammoth institution under its pres
ent management, was dedicated Satur
day morning at 9:10 o'clock.
The program on that morning varied
luit little from that of other days ex-
mm, me iuuciv; as ut tier a.UU
he singing was sweeter. The beauti
ful"- anthem "Princes. Awn Up" i wards
by Dr. E. W. D. Isaac, music by the
late Prof. Win, Rosborough), which
was no doubt the equal of any anthem
; ever rendered in Nashville, was the
., opening song. Rev. C. II. Clark led
in invocation. It. was at'that point
i that Dr. Boyd informed the magnifi
: ' cent audience of employees in front of
j him that they were gathered there,
first, to commemorate the eleventh an
. Jiivcrsary of the actual beginning of
I Xegro Baptists to send out Baptist lit
; rature; second, to dedicate the house
)f worship; and, third, to give a token
jif appreciation to one friend of his,
: llho had proven a friend to the insti
; sut ion and the denomination,
t I Dr. Boyd said that on behalf of the
yegro Baptists, composing the Nation
i M Baptist Convention, numbering
v. jjjut 2,500,000, according to revised
iiiiiniiia iui i.-Mu, luu iNauonai mp-
ist PnPliwhinp' Tlnnril unitm- tlio ninn
i t in'eiu oi sani convention, desired to
1. . r , .
a;i.Hiy or uie soutnern tiaptist Sunday
nt'ui Duaru (wnue; wan a gold
aded cane. The several reasons set
nth for this presentation can best be
iarrcte:i7,cd in the presentation
rcch by Dr. Boyd, which was in part
M. Frost, we have invited
this morning, not because
a a'? a stranser. and not P.ofnn
ve !;''": ?"di a beautiful and cozy
ihapl nr pvnyoi- room, nothing to be
(oniT-arrd with the beautiful board
In your building, but because
our first assemble in ibis new
I ncd not tell vou tlmt Ihist
-s uot (o-iinlrt. for you can see
Pit the ove1uad is without ciling.
AM of the doors, windows, window
aosing, wainscoting and everything of
ri" kind i". without, paint, and yet to
S tV.is room is vorv ni-eelnns
; 'I would like to invite your atten
tion cpM-"u vcn-.s backward. If you
iii rrcnl! the dim aud insignifi'nt
i't tint a little more than eleven
a-s ago you had a letter from a per-
iii-ay down in Texjis. dated from
J)ear Sir: You are possibly aware
th" fnct that on the 10th div of lat
jTtember, I was elected secretary of
Vie Home Mission Board; scretar
treasurer and general manager of the
crfPting committee, which as yet
(lever been styled or named. As yn;u
s re punlisinng Sunday school neriod;-
ils for the Southern Baptit Conveii
on, I write to ask. What vou w"
a Mis is
charge to print 10,000 copies of your
periodicals with the imprint of the Na
tional Baptist Convention? 'Please an
swer at the earliest possible dale, as
our Convention has authorized me to :
publish a series of Sunday school peri-.
odic.alj by January 1, 1S97.
'It. II. BOYD.'
"A copy of this same letter was sent
to the American Baptist Publication
Society, the National Baptist Publica-I
tion Society, then of St. Louis, and a
copy addressed to you. I need not I
here repeat the answers received from
the other two institutions, but you can
net imagine my surpiise when in your
answer you .said you had neither type
nor ' presses, that your printing was
done by contract, but if I could see
you and have a conference with vou.
you and your Board stood ready to doSUN'DAY AFTERNOON A RED LET-
an. nuns in juui I'uwtr lu usisisi in
"If you remember the morning of
November 14, 180G, a Negro, poorly
'lad. distressed in looks, trembling in
voi-'e, appeared at your office door,
which v.as then situated in one room
of the Southern Methodist Publishing
House. Sir, if I am permitted to live
two decades longer, I should never
forget the warm shake of the hand,
the pleasant smile, and the invita
tion offered me to take a seat. And,
'ike an older and more experienced
brother, you went over calmly and
- v" vtv uwivui,l'.0 UMWll, m ,,
'ou remember trat when I asked vou
i uoiwu' juu
ine price of thf
from which your
neriodieals for the !
irom wnicn your nenodieals lor the
nrst quarter of 1897 were ln ing print-1
d, and upon what terms you would
sell them to me, how you smiled and
yet looked at me with pity, and said:
They are not for sale. When our
minting is done, we are done with
them. They are of no service to us
and no service to the printer, except
for the metal that is in them. If the
use of these plates would benefit your
race, benefit your denomination, and
glorify ' God, I would feel ashamed,
and feel that I was degrading the de
I represent, should
I sell them tn nnnthpr nmrn nnvorlv I
stricken, and less experienced than
ours. But if you can use these plates
to any benefit (and I am sure you can,
if you will), you may have them gra-, zens than the audience contained Sun
eiouslv von mav havp nnv nnvt rf dav nftemnnn thnt filing thn anoi.tm,
them; you may have the use of any auditorium of the Mount Olive Baptist
cuts, pictures, maps, plates or any-' Church. It is estimated that fully 700
thins else that Is nnrs Ynu ni!ivlnien Ctinnp nf tVi Pin luincr ii rt riot Via
CI- -- -' -- , ........ u.A.ia uv.mi3 VI 1J ' t V- l UHV
change any name, change any article, j age of eighteen), listened for an hour
or use any part of any article or any-'and thirty minutes to a heart to heart
thing else that we have, and as far talk by this w'ell-known newspaper cor
as our limited stock will allow, you j resnondent, writer and lecturer,
can get from us Bibles, song books, The program was scheduled to he
testaments or any. other religious I gin at 3 o'clock and promptly at that
books, and we will allow you time to j hour a full choir of male voices, un
collect from your people to pay us.' der the directorship of Mr. L. S. Gray,
"Yod then advised me to call and: with Prof. Tcasley at the pipe organ,
see the Brandon Printing Company, began to sing "All hail the nower of
the University Printing Press Com-!
pany: you told me that they did your
nrinting and that you would give your
influence to have them print for me in
the same way, at the samo price and
under the same terms.
"You will possibly recall how I
seemed to be attracted by a figure on
the carpet near my feet, when I said
to you tint 'Our Board has not fur
nished me with one dollar, not even
money enough to buy one postage
stamp, and yet I feel that I must un
dertake this work.' Do you remem
ber how kindly you said to me, 'Take
courage. Fix or seven years ago I
came to Nashville under similar cir
cumstances and in a similar condition.
I am not much better off now, but I
think I am in a position to beln you.
Take coinage; go ahead, ''all on me
f'om time to time, when you meet dif
ficult! s, and if I can hejo you out, 1
will do so.' ICach word was indelibly
f"rprrsrd upon my memory; I cannot
f'i"-rt them if I would; I would not
iT I could.
"Tit'l thai offer of Pel;,, .,nd With
t'-qt r p"ou'-T?niT-nt f"vnihed. I went
rvv'ivl. Th" .ivjnifr p)T,lj(.,l ,),,; j
.-x-ri v.Ar 'dats. T shall not here
mm Hi" the- crHPis.m. that came
n.giint me. ercept to say you will re
memlr th stereotype saving that
took tin rounds throughout the coun
try, 'Negro backs and while man's
brains.' T did not retaliate or answer
the criticism then. T, will not retali
ate fterw.You may also remember (or
It nav have )vwd so unnoticed that
your own Southern brethren,' etriti
v'n. havp. forgotten Hh how yon were
cr'li'isd. friti'daed v,v o number of
CiSOd bv lhi NnrMlOrn wliil-n nmtivfc
il 1 ' V I O I .T ,
(Continued em Page 3.)
GREAT LECTURE BY
Large Crowd of Represen
tative Men Assembled
TO GREET KIM AT ML OLIVE
BAP: 1ST ClillRGII.
TER DAY IN THE HISTORY OF
NASHVILLE MR. STEWART
DROVE HOME FACTS THAT
WILL TAKE ROOT AND PRO
DUCE MUCH GOOD EVERY
MAN PRESENT COULD NOT
HELP BEING BENEFITED.
If the remark is ever
that the Nashville men
can not b
unit'd in an effort that is for the bene.
I , ,
hi r f T n A yn nr t 1 , 1..n n
i L ,a ' ,L ,au ulJ "wnautany
! 1 J 1 n i e
d'nrd. Sunday afternoon was a dem-
"s,iatn of this fact. Nearly a regi-
c" ",n lucmy a rtRi-
ment" in point of nirmber, of hale,
llanly business-like and true men of
ths race braved the cold sirnriv min
that had continued from early morn
ing throughout the day, to be present
to hear the heart to heart talk that
was scheduled to take place at 3
o'clock. Carpenters, blacksmiths, mer
chants, lawyers, doctors, farmers, min
isters and laboring men from all
walks of life, bankers, and in fact, all
the men were there. They make this
declaration, "Charley Stewart has
come and gone. Hjs lecture was ad
vertised and delivered. The men of
(TashviIle responded in numbers.
There Is no meetine: on record that
had a more representative body of citi-
Jesus' name!" Rev. T. .1. Townsend
pastor of Spruce Street Bantisl
Chu'ch, rrad 2 Samuel 1:;MS, 3 f tor
which eery man in the house stood
un and sang "America" as has never
been sung before by a male audience.
The very music itseK, Dealing forth
from the throats of hundreds of nrn.
was enough to lendaji air of sincerity
to the occasion. Then tin song, with
all of its patriotism, with all of its
true love for the country evnressed
therein, made the weakest heart grow
'tout and the feeblest frame grow
Rev. lines, nastor of the Howard
Congregational Church, offered a most
earnest, and fervent prayer. At this
"oint. Rev. C. II. Clark, introduced the
speaker of the evening, Mr. Charles
Stewart, who at once began without of
fering any preliminary remarks, ex-'
cent to say that, he wanted the-'attention,
the sympathy and the co-oucra-tbn
of his audience, which ros-p un be
fo'p him in the spacious auditorium,
n roint of strength, like Gibraltar it
self. Hvery profession of Nashville was
represented ) meeting. -Hve-ry
business interest in Nahvilje h-hs rep
resented. H was a nieetiu'r for the com
mon interest of men and for the ginr
al upbuilding of the rnn. Tin nhin.
unassuming wav in which .the sm aker
got at his subject, "Sowing and Reap
ing," kept every man within reach.
touched every heart. II" swaved
them only ns Stewa't can sway them.
At times he threw his audience awav
from him. "and at will he would bring
them back with most fervent "aniens,"
or conUnuo"s aTinla'ise on pome point
that h had made with such force and
with such preciseness. He went on
asking the question, "Are we a race
of weaklings?" ile put every man to
thinking; he t,ave every man a ques
tion; he confounded every man with a
proposition. They agreed with him;
they answered his questions either by
a fullness of their breathing, a nod of
the head or an audible declaration
that he was right.
If any man in Nashville, that lis
tened to this leeture, does not pro
nounce it to be the most timely, the
best rendered and the most appropri
ate ever attempted, he did not really
get the full inspiration that was hand
ed out at the meeting. What he went
over, what he laid plain and bare by
his earnest way of talking, seemed to
have come within the proper place.
1. U. O. OF O. F. AND ENDOW
The Endowment Board of the Ten
nessee District Grand Lodge O. IT.
O. of O. P. met Thur. day morning in
the Odd Fellows Hall. Much business
was transacted ;:nd a Globe repre
sentative wa.9 informed by Prof. W.
S. Thompson, secretary of the En
dowment Department, that great re
Milts ore expected through this de
partment during the next year.
The following named gentlemen con
tMutc the board: L. S. Orr, Memphis,
District. Grand Master; Prof. T. P.
Turner, Pulaiski, District Grand Sec-rct-rv;
P;cf. ,1-vph O. Booker. Tren
ton. District Grand Treasurer; Dr. C.
O. Hunter, Columbia, District Grand
Mrdical Examiner; Prof. W. iS.
Thompson, Nashville, Secretary of
Endowment Ilea id.
Prof. J. A. Henry Passes Through the
Prof. J. A. Henry, of Chattanooira
Grand Master of the State Lodge, of
IcnivC'Sftco. pai?sed through the city
Wednesday en route to Mt. Pleasant
Tenn., wheie he dclivert 1 an ad
dress on Thursday. Friday Prof.
Henry meets the Endowment Boa.nl
of the Masonic Grand Ixnlgo in Co
lumbia. Prof. W. S. Thomp'.-'on.
State Grand Secretary, of Nashville,
and Prof. J. H. Kelly, of Columbia,
Secretary of Endowment, were also
Masons Will Celebrate St. John's
Friday night, December 27, the Ma
sonic I.olges of this city will cele
brate St. John's Day at Masonic Hall
fat preparation his been made for
the meeting and all the' Masons are
looking forward to the time with
much eagerness. Prof. J. A. Henry,
cf Chattanooga, Tenn., State Grand
Master, will bo the principal speak
er. Orphan's Home Board Meets.
The Board of Control, which has
the oversight of the Masonic Widows'
and Orphans' Home, located near this
city, will meet in their regular session
Saturday. They will be conducted to
the site of the home by Rev. Preston
Taylor, chairman of the Board.
This home is situ-ted on the Deb
anon pike, opposite Greenwood Park
about two miles from the citv. It is
a beautiful site and runs hack 'f eve ra1
hundred1 yards toward the river.
The bona! at the meeting to b'
VVl Situ: dav w'll determine what
'V-r-v.-'ticn will be pvulc of the man
vTiment of the home and furm for
tb'j incoming year.
GRAND CANTATA AT ST. JOHN
A. M. E. CHURCH.
The Si'ivl.av scho-d children of St
rdm !p p church, under the di
n cth.n cf M: s I i.ie D'ckersen and
,,- p r;- TP'.i FAvintr. rendered
" ?: '' i ri '' T'or -ymoon," a can
!'t". on Tuesday n'gl t to celebrat" the
annual Chri tm-'s en'tortainmcnt.
V to ef r-.p. p-irtr't'uts were over
1". years cf age, but the plav was
'""f". t on:' couid h dl.v beiieve that
th 'v w-e-c imt giewn u! person who
h-d In 1 years vf training at. such
re; forming. The whole exercise was
mv.y through without a hobble, and
"n one in audience once uspectel
that two of the per-ons having special
paits were absent and others In,! to
l-e substituted. The children had
planned several jok: s on Mr. Hart,
the superintendent, and he enjoyed"
thorn as much as ony one in the au
dience. The entertainment was a cfeat tuc
c"s an l rejects mueh ere lit urinn fbo
'bilMy of Miss Dickcrson and Miss
WEDNESDAY MIGHT Will SEE
NASHVILLE AT HER LEST.
PROMINENT SPEAKERS WILL EN
TERTAIN THE AUDIENCE FORTY-FIFTH
THE GREAT EVENT DAY NOT
UNIVERSALLY OBSERVED EN
THUSIASM RUNNING HIGH
AMONG NEGROES OF NASH
VILLE AND TENNESSEE.
An opportunity will be given the
Afro-American citizens of this city
next Wednesday to make a compari
son of the progress made since the is
suance of the Emancipation Proclamation.-
In other words they will have a
big public meeting to take a retrospec
tive view over the forty-five years of
freedom they have enjoyed.
The citizens of Tennessee ought to
be and, in fact, they are proud of
the record they have made. Thus
they will no doubt turn out en. masses
to do honor to this occasion. Very
few st-Ves in the Union celebrate the
same day. Some of them celebrate the
day the Emancipation Proclamation
was issued, which was September 22,
18C2; others celebrate the day the
Proclamation went into effect, which
was January 1, lSt;:i; while still oth
ers celebrate the day the Emancipa
tion Proclamation was enforced in
their respective states, whi-m varies
from one to three years later. If all
Acre to celebrate the day the Procla
mation was issued or went into effect,
here would be little trouble in having
ne "National Emancipation Day."
'Jut of all the states and territories
vvhich the proclamation effecteflT but
few of them celebrated on the same
day. It is known, however, that cele
hi at ions of some sort are usually held
in the Southern states, and Tennessee
is not an exception.
Nashville has had on her Christmas
ittire for the holidays. It looks as
though she will keep it on at least
until after the celebrating of the
Emancipation Proclamation, which has
been arranged to take place New
Year's night, Wednesday, January 1,
at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
The public, i-s preparing to show '
their appreciation by the large attend
ance that will listen to the exercises.
There will not be a gorgeous street
"arade Pd by a brass band; there will
he no citizens in carriacres, nor will
there be any decorative floats with -h
Qu(ii of the day." etc., but there will
' r- a glo' Ions celebration held. II; will
act lrgin until tlm shades of night
'iav" fai' ly en v loped the City of
I'o-ks, but when tlm program begins,
hc'-c will be enough oratory filled
a ith pnttiotp;pi for "our country" to
h' ( r iy of the dull hearts.
The si'iakeis for the evening are
vi 11 a' 1" to enf'tain any audience.
'i o 'n-ion in the history of publi"
'f'aiis is lik'ly to attract greafr at-'e-tio-'.
than is the celebration.. The
s'-g o eUi.'.ervdip of Nashville H as
if. tP n - I'-it'-joti" and a race loving
-s th"t cf nnv citv, ar.d now that sonu-'cpe'-i
(, P'ation is being fostered
n v. ''fh all th" people can parthd-
:". it " ill fall :duvt of nothing bet a
The activity of the Abraham Lin
otn p.-.-t, Grand Army Republic, in
'o"kiT)g out for the program and the
r.c.i f ;Veii them by the Ladies'
ii- iParc, s w( 11 a'i other prominent
cltPen-', insure success. No effort
will lv made to make it a speculating
'''air. The adn'i.-sion is free. Those'
v!n d'-sire to st end nil evening in
eo'iim -morating the Emancipation
dav will find this entertainment prof
itable. While the program was given .out
l:u--t week it was thought advisable