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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 190S.
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WM. FOSTER BRU
Policeman Beats the Man
RING WORN ON FINGER BAT
TERED OUT 0 SHAPE.
MR. FOSTER ASSAULTED WITH
OUT PROVOCATION ARRESTED
AND CARRIED TO STATION
HOUSE-HAS BEEN AT BANNER
OFFICE NEARLY TWENTY-FIVE
YEARS SECOND ASSAULT IN
LAST FEW DAYS DR. ROBB
TREATED IN LIKE MANNER-
FOSTER SWORE OUT WARRANT
The most cowardly attack that is yet
recorded against a policeman of this
city, and they are numerous, occurred
last Saturday afternoon in the very
heart of the business section of Nash
ville, when Patrolman J. J. Killen de
liberately, and with apparent malice
aforethought, clubbed Mr. William
Foster, of the Nashville Banner force.
The attack was deliberate and was
made while the man was seated, which
was against all rules. Had they been
prize fighters, this would not have
been permitted, and in case it was
done the offender would have been re
buked. Striking a man when he is
down is worse than cowardly. The re
port of the incident in the Nashville
"While seated in the doorway of The
Banner office oening into the alley
Saturday afternoon in his shirt sleeves
and smoking a cigar, William Foster,
colored, a trusted employe of the Ban
ner, was the victim of an unjustifiable
assault on the part of Patrolman John
J. Killen. The officer belabored the
negro repeatedly over the head with
his club, placed him under arrest and
gave as his reason for his conduct that
he couldn't stand- the way the negro
had talked to him or "abused him."
With blood streaming from the man's
wounds the officer hurried on to the
station house with him. There he
placed the charge of disorderly con
duct and resisting arrest" against him.
In a short while thereafter Killen was
arrested on a state's warrant sworn
out before Justice Jake Levine by Fos
ter, charging assault with intent to
commit murder. He was released on
a bond of $500. John H. Reeves sign
ing as surety for the officer.
"It appears that Patrolman Killen
visited the mailing room of the Ban
ner, which opens on the alley, about an
hour before the assault and com
plained about some paper being in the
alley. He finally accosted Foster
about the matter and ordered it
cleaned up after the work of the after
noon was finished. , The officer, it is
said, seemed insistent that it be
cleaned up then, and was thereupon
referred by Foster to the business of
fice in the front, to those in charge of
the pancr. The officer is said to have
callPd Foster a "damned smart negro,"
declined to go into the front office and
left, threatening to give Foster a ride
if the paper was not cleaned up. In
quiry reveals the fact that Killen did
not 'complain to the office of the Ban
ner. , .
"He is then said to have made in
quiry as to what time Foster got
through his work. It is stated also
by several that the officer remained
about the place for some time. He
finally accosted Foster as the latter
was seated in the doorway of the Ban
ner building. Those who witnessed
the assault stated that Foster was
seated when attacked by the officer,
and that he had in no manner assault
ed or touched the officer. The only
words that were heard to pass between
the men were words of Foster, who
cried as he tried in vain to dodge the
blows from the rapidly descending
club. "Don't hit me ,any more."
"Foster claims he had not been im
pudent to the officer, as the latter had
charged, and that he had only an
swered the patrolman's questions when
they were asked. He claims that Pa
trolman Killen struck him repeatedly
with his club and then ordered him to
go into the Banner building; that
upon his refusal to go into the build
in0, the officer then declared him to be
under arrest. It appears that the "re
sisting arrest" acts on the part of the
nero consisted in his trying to dodge
the licks he was getting all over the
head from the club of the officer. An
employe of the paper on the third floor
heard the licks and looked out of the
window to see what was the matter.
Several who witnessed the assault
stated that the officer slapped the ne
gro with his hand or fist before bring
ing his club Into play.
"Patrolman Killen was accosted by
a Banner reporter as he was hurry
ing the bloody negro out of the alley
and asked what was the matter. He
replied that he could not stand the way
the negro had treated him or talked to
him; that he had abused him. He
made no pretense of the negro having
attempted to assault him and said
nothing about the negro resisting ar
i est. "
"Foster has been a trusted employe
of the Banner for more than tAventy
years, has never been in trouble be
fore and has the reputation of being
up. i f onnly courteous."
The fair name of the "Athens of the
South" has again been besmirched by
the guardians of the peace. The city
at large is not satisfied with the ru
mor, nor will the public willingly ac
cept anything less than a rebuke to the
one guilty of the offence. It's the
same old story, ever old, but still new.
A policeman wantonly assaulting a
citizen and a taxpayer, without cause;
an officer of peace, sweet peace, club
bing one of the best and most respect
ed citizens of this commonwealth; a
man that has worked for a score of
years in the employ of the leading
evening paper in the Volunteer State.
What is to be done about it? Who is
to be appealed to? How is the law
abiding citizen to get protection? are
a few questions that are now being
asked. True, the brave officer was ar
rested and put under a $500 bond,
charged with assault with intent to
murder, but what will be done with
the case? Will the city say to him,
"We don't need the services of a man
that is such a coward that he will
abuse the position of peace officer by
beating with his club a man, and with
out cause, simply because he is a po
liceman?" It has been shown time
and again that the city police force is
not responsible to any one for their ac
tions. They are under bond, it is true,
but what kind of a bond? What be'
came of the officers, the question is
asked, who beat up Dr. A. C. D. Robb,
a prominent physician , on last Christ
mas night? What was done to the po
liceman that clubbed without cause
Mr. Mills, the painter, who was going
to get assistance to lay out his dead
wife? What was done, to the officer
who shot the innocent boy in East
Nashville some time ago? What pun
ishment was administered the police
man that shot .the Negro woman some
months since? What action was taken
by the authorities when the guard at
the work house beat unmercifully a
prisoner who was already under ar
rest and in the bastile, then trotted
him through the streets to the city
court to rcgiser another charge of re
sisting an officer?
. The Negro citizens of Nashville
have joined the law-abiding, self
respecting whites in their demand
that this officer shall be punished,
that the officer be at once dis
charged and that neither the city ad
ministration nor the police commission
get in the way and block the prosecution.
Last Saturday, between 6 and 7
o'clock, on a Jefferson street car there
were besides several passengers a
drunken white woman and the daugh
ters nf Mrs. Lowe, of Jefferson street.
The Misses Lowe were quietly con
voking to each other when this
drunken woman got the idea into her
bead that they were talking about and
laughing vt her. She proceeded to tell
the gills what she would do if they
persisted, as she said. fo laugh at her.
The girls proceeded with their conver
sation, not paying the least attention
to the woman, when she gave Miss Jo
sephine Lowe, the elder sister, such a
severe slap in the face that it was
heard in every part of the car. This
was resented4by the other sister and
the woman was then worked un to
fighting heat. The fight would have
resulted seriously for the .girls had it
not been for the timely intervention
of a white man who chanced to be on
the car. 'He pulled the intoxicated
woman from the girls and quiet was
restored. Notwithstanding the se
vere slapping and fright they experi
enced, the young ladies did not suffer
any serious consequences.
IN HONOR OF MISS GRIFFIN.
The Misses Northern, of 1710 Pat
terson street, recently entertained a
number of friends in honor of Miss
l izzie Griffin, who was married to Mr
Talley on December 1. The houso
was beautifully decorated with bells,
flames and dancing were Indulged in
until a late hour, when a three-course
menu was served. Among those pres
ent were Misses Lillie Campbell, John
Caldwell, Alcxine Campbell, Eugene
Page, Estella Berry, Leon Hurt, Min
nie M. Toney, Milton Darden, Maggie
Creen Brown, Sadie Wilson, Percy
Nelson, Sadie Stratton, Wilson, Jennie
V. I large, Ignite S trati en, Willie May
Early, Cleeve Houston. Maud Webb,
Willis Sumner, Floy Grimes, Denis
Erwing, Eddie Lue Ray, Oscar Sub-
lett, Delia Ray, Jessie Sublett, Flor
ence Berry, Webster, Olivia Weakley,
Johns, Maggie Lue Cheatham, Mary
Cheers, Cotton, Ethel Grimes and
ST. JOHN'S DAY.
The St. John's Day was observed
Friday ninht by the Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons of the State of Ten
nessee, under the Auspices of Prince
Hall Lodge No. 1, East Star Lodge
No. 20, Kirjath-jcarim Lodge, No. 144
and Mount Nebo Lodge No. 07, with
the following brothers composing the
Committee on Arrangements: Broth
ers George Hill, Wm. Allen, A. M.
Johnson, J. H. Adams, Rev. G. B. Tay
lor, L. II. Rogan, Chas. Henley, Chas.
Maxwell, Jesse Scott, John Hendricks.
Brother J. H. Adams, Chairman on
Arrangements, and Brother Geo. Hill,
Secretary; Brother L. II. Rogan, Chair
man of Committee on Refreshments;
Brother G. B. Taylor,-on music.
The evening was one of a high fes
tive nature, celebrating St. John's Day,
an annual festive day in Masonry that
is usually observed by the craft the
world over. The program of this event
was speaking and feasting. The Grand
Master of the State of Tennessee, J. A.
Henry of Chattanooga, principal ora
tor of the evening, was followed
by Rev. Preston Taylor, and T. P.
Turner, of Pulaski. After the pro
gram had been rendered the audience
was given over to conversation and
congratulations. Then followed a five
course menu of refreshments that had
been prepared at the hands of the fol
lowing sisters of the Order of the
Eastern Star: Mesdames Lula John
son, Edna Scott, Sarah McEwen, and
Ellen Henley. Every one present
greatly enjoyed themselves and want
ed to know when they must be called
on again. Brother J. A. O. Broughton
honored the occasion by presiding as
usual in that air- and manner that is
his only as Master of Ceremonies. Mu
sic was furnished by the Cloyd broth
ers. The Globe must say that the oc
casion was one that seldom ever
graces the public in its entirety as a
family reunion of friends and frater
WELCOME TO REV. G. L. IMES.
A heartv welcome to the city of
Nashville, in the form of a reception,
wais given. Rev. G. L. I.mes, the new
nastor of Howard Congregational
Church, on Monday evening, at the
church on Twelfth avenue, North. A
large audience was present, and the
response of welcome was as flattering
a- has ever been given any individual.
While the entire membership was not
in pttonrlance, their places were filled
hy'Titizens- from the professional and
business life. The following program
Invocation Prof. II. II. Wright.
Music Glee Club.
Introductory Remarks Deacon J.
Greeting? from Union Church Dr.
C. AV. Morrow.
Greetings from Baptist Ministry
Rev. W. S. Ellington.
Greetings from C. M. E. Church
Mrs. C. II. Phillips.
Greetings from Presbyterian Church
Rev. Spencer Jackson.
Greetings from Fisk University
Dr. G. W. Henderson.
Greetings from Walden University
Dr. J. A. lifrmler.
Greetings from Roger Williams
Music Fisk Glee Club.
Greetings from City Schools Prof.
R. S. White.
Greeting0 from Physicians Dr. C.
G lootings from Professions Prof.
T. W. Grant.
Greetings from the Business Men
Henry Allen Boyd.
Music "Blert Be the Tie that
Tt was fully eleven o'clock when the
welcome addresses were concluded,
after which Rev. Imes made a beauti
ful response, replying directly to each
denomination, profession, business
man and college. He expressed
himself as being well pleased es
pecially since he had already been
'nformed that they wore beginning to
"look like Nashville folks." He said
that nothing could be more pleasing
than that he and his wife could su
soon find a warm reception by the
people he is to lead.
The entire program from beginning
to end was entertaining. The master
of ceremonies, Mr. J. C. Napier, had
oarefully selected the representatives
from the various walks of life, to wel
come the pastor. If the expressions
are lived up to that came from the
lips of those who responded, and if
they voiced the sentiment of their va
rious constituents and co-laborers, the
new epoch of . Howard Church will
treble any previous one.
A list of all the pastors that have
served the church, in their order:
Rev. Geo. W. Moore, assisted at Inter
vals by Rev. Sterling Brown and Lo
rain Anderson; Rev. Wm. A. Sinclair,
Rev. J. H. Whittaker, Rev. G. W.
Jones, Rev. D. A. Culp, Rev. Eugene
Harris, Rev. J. E. Mooreland, Rev.
Refreshments were served to all
the guests in the Sunday school room
after the speaking, and a general In
troduction was Indulged in, there be
ing several visitors from other cities.
MISS CLARK ENTERTAINS MISS
Miss Mary L. Clark entertained in
a pleasing .manner on New Year's eve
at the beautiful residence of her par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Clark. The
occasion was given in honor of Miss
Malinda Rhoten, of Tullahoma, Tenn.,
who is spending the holidays with her
relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell Landers.
Miss Clark's home was decorated with
holiday features in the nature of bells,
holly, mistletoe, etc. Many games
were played and joyous mirth reigned
supreme until a late hour, when a
tempting menu was served. As the bells
over the city announced the going out
of the old year, the last of the guests
bade the hostess good-bye, wishing
her many returns' of . the glad New
Year. Among those present were
Misses Malinda Rhoten, Elsie Bass, of
Chicago, Ruth P. McKinney, J. De
witt Shorter, Nellie E. King, Bessie
Matlock, Velma Mai Mosely and Wil
lie Mae Andrews, Messrs. Ixrvell Lan
ders, J. O. Battle, L. Boyd, Luther
Miller, George Clark, Drs. Dickerson
and Bailey and L. S. Gray.
A host of members and friends of
Keil Church (Brick Church pike)
gathered to witness the Christmas ex
ercises on December 25, which were
splendidly rendered under the super
vlslion of Mrs. Petway and Miss Annie
Robinson." Messrs. Ambrose Bennett,
James Pennington and Misses Bertha
Polk, Emma Raines, Francis Robinson,
Maggie Hickman, Jennie Smith and
Master Petway were the stars of the
Mr. and Mrs. Bright, residing 81C
Tenth avenue, South, celebrated their
Christmas dinner on Sunday, Decem
ber 2D. A four-course menu was
served as follows: Oyster soun, tur
key, cranberry sauce, celery, pickles,
pork roast, chili sauce, cake, ices, cof
fee. Those present were Rev. Dr.
Denny, , pastor of Bethel A. M. E.
Church, Mr. and Mrsi. Lafayette Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tacker, Mr. and
Mrs. Ozie Beasley, Mrs. Sophie Weeks,
Mrs. Eliza Webb, Misses Lillie and
Lou Willie Goodloe and Mr. Elix Mc
Vey. ONE CENT SAVINGS BANK.
Fourth Quarter Report for 1907
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1907.
Frank Dibrell, Comptroller of the
Treasury, Nashville, Tenn.
Dear Sir The following is an exact
statement of the condition of One Cent
Savings Bank of Nashville, County of
Davidson, at the close of business
December 21, 1007.
Loans and discounts $27,975.94
Due from banks
and bankers . .?1 1.757.C0
Checks and other
cash items 9S0.G9
Currency GC2.00 $13,CG2.3S
Total resources $41,638.32
Capital stock paid in $ 3JO.00
CI 1 J u-.t .1 - .1
o ii i ( i u a iinil iiiuuviU't'U
profits (less expenses and
taxes paid) 2.G08.79
Individual Deposits subject
to check 35,989.53
Total liabilities ? 11,038.32
I, J. C. Napier, Cashier of the above
named One Cent Savings Bank, do
I solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowl
edge and belief, and that the same
was or will be published in the Nash
ville Globe of Nashville, Tenn., on
January 3, 1908.
(Signed) J. C. NAPIER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 31 --it day of December, 1907.
(Signed) C.'N. LANGSTON,
HOLIDAY DINNER AT ROCK CITY.
Mr. and Mrs. Wash Bowling were
host, and hostess at a most enjoyable
holiday dinner last Sunday at their
home in Rock City. At the appointed
hour the guests were led into the
dining-room' by the host, where all of
the delicacies of the season were
served. Those seated at the table
were Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Porter, of
Eastland; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Pucket,
of Russell street, East. Nashville; Mr
George Malone, of Eastland; Mrs.
Nannie P. Porter and the host. The
guests were so royally entertained by
the congenial host and hostess that
they were unaware that the evening
shadows were fast approaching and
that all must return heme.
Mr. Joseph Woodfork, of West Her
man street, is able to be at his work
again. What at first seemed to be a
sprained ankle, as chronicled in last
week's Globe, proved, upon closer ex
amination, only a severe wrench which
yielded readily to treatment.
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ARTIST WITH THE VIOLIi
From tho news columns of the Pas
adena Daily News of Pasadena, Cal.,
tho following write-up of Miss Hester
O. Brown's visit to the Pacific coast.
This beautiful ovation is hut another
s!nn of the oft-repeated assertion that
"the ability of the youns lifdy u:itb-y
her violin is boundless:"
"The musio-lovinc; people of Pasa
dena will have opportunity this even
irnr to hear one of America's lending
colored artists. Miss Hester O. Brown
violinist, of Cleveland. O.
"Miss Drown is a violinist of excep
tional ability. She is a graduate of
tho conservatory of Music Ohorlin.
O., and has made several successful
tours of the country.
"At present, as a member of the
Olympian Quartette nn organization
of colored women artists she is jn
the employ of Corf's Lyceum Bureau
and leaves after the holidays for an
other extended tour through the coun
try. "Press and musicians alike are loud
in their praise of her rendition
technique and interpretation are won
derful. Her music springs from the
depths of a tuneful heart. She plays
because sh? needs must piny.
"The 10th inst. she cave n ronitoi i
cv nut ii,(u t-lsL
the A. M. E. Auditorium, Ixxs Anpeles.
hit services nave been secured for a
return date tho 27th.
"Miss Brown will he ably assisted in
this recital by Miss Florence Colo,
one of Los Angeles' best sopranos; Mr!
Richard B. Harrison, one of the coast's
best readers; also selections by local
"The recital to-nlpht will bo Riven at
Kiney-Kendal hall, comer Raymond
avenue and Colorado street. It is un
der tho auspices of the choir of Friend
ship Baptist church."
She left California on the 28th of
Decombor, 1907, and will spend a
couple of days in Louisville Ky then
on to Cleveland, 0 to join her com
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