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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FKlDAi JJAKvJn. za,
POPCLAR SHOW AT THE BIJOU
THEATRE NEXT WEEK.
Wills-Frisliy Company to Play Here
UhoutTd'oWa crowded house Md- thI.8
Shaw, piano; Clarence C. White,
violin, and Frank Gaston Hill, reader.
Frank Montgomery and his all-star
company, including Gat land Howard.
Florence McClatu, Sam Gaines. Hat
tie James and a big beauty chonis.
are at the New Lincoln Theatre, uai-
Helcn nnd Rockplle, and Bladseaux
and Byrd are at the Star Theatre,
Baltimore, Md., this week.
will greet the Miils-Frisby Players
when they give their first perform
ance next Tuesday at the matinee
performance. This much-heralded us-
peption or performers are exceed- . MrflT werc at the Lin
ngiy popular ana come nere aner a - T,lMt vew York City, the
long run ar uaniemeiu ineaire oi p - , g k cls0 MoIltarac'e
.New City. Each member of the ' To -.,. ami Janles
combination is a distinct star and
with a country-wide reputation. For j
Instance. Miss Maudo Kriby is ,
i. !,.. .l.,l, , K..t Prnonlnr nnil DravtOll, liOSail
pctresscs of the race and always ore-i Granger and the Hall bisters were ai
THE HONORABLE BEN DAVIS OF
THE ATLANTA INDEPENDENT
We do not know the absolute merits
of the contentions of the Odd Fellows
in Georgia, but we do know that a
fierce conflict in that very great order
has been going on in that state for
some time with the Honorable Ben
Davis as champion of one faction, it
! Birds." the Ten Collegcans anil jame:
! Hawkins and Company.
wher-!t'..e Lincoln Theatre. New York City,
spent '.Inst week.
utes a favorable
uplift and create a higher regard fori Tlie Tnree Musketeers" by Alexan-1
colored acts on the American stage. 1 (1er j)lmias i9 i,Cirg portrayed by the
Mis-s Fannie Wise is regarded as ) , Afavette Theatre (New York City)
cue of America's leading Negro song- rlarg lais weelc. A. B. DeComa
lirds. The ranse' and volume of , ,hrc Tom r.rown, Babe Townsend,
her voice have elicited rounds of an-; si(1 Kirkpatrick, 3. Francis Moses,
rlanse and cmimeiulation. She has jjlsscg lrs ua;0', Abbie Mitchell, Mat
never failed to pleaso. Her acting is j jiev ilkes and Laura Bowman are
fcupeiu, r.mi in uranium; B , . prominet parts,
especially good in the portrayals ot "
the various ihui:iters that nave lai
ltn to hor lot to impersonate.
Mis Loltie Grady, another member
cf the company is without a doubt
cne of the winsome performers that ,
it has been our pleasure to see. She :
l.j a born ac'rrsa, and lias a person-;
ality that is peculiar to herself. She
knows now to please anil does so in
line style. Miss Grady is perhaps the:
I est dressed colored r. dress and is ;
referred to as tl.c "Fashion Plato :
the Colored Sia'-'e.'1
Then there is that popular star. 1
Luke Scott, "a hero of many battle?."
who is one of the best there is to t
lound. His stage bearing cannot be
leat, and as an actor he is hard to
equal. He represents the best type
it an educated performei one that
juts brains in bis work, and, !"
e'bor with Mr. Mills, a wonderfully
good show is in the Mills-l-'risby
Dsn greedy ambition' to live upon1
what other men have bunt up. We
congratulate Bro. Davis, and predict
for him, a most brilliant career, for
he Is comparatively speaking a "very,
very young mat.
He is not only- an Odd Fellow of
the very highest rank, but he Is a
Baptist to the manor born, a stalwart
friend of President Jones. It was he
wto delivered the annual address to
the National Baptist Convention at
Kansas City last September, a master-
would appear that the matter were Dlece indeed. It is in his city, end
finally thrown into the courts after j largely through his efforts that the
the enemies of the State r and Mas- j National Baptist" Convention unin
ter and State Grand Secretary had I corporated will meet in September,
been declared ex-communicated. 1917. Hurrah for the Hon. B. J.
Tho matter having been sifted n-avls.
Hi! Sty II h P
SUIT IT uUlSslSi,
Tho People's Defender.
SUMMARY LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS.
$2,600.00 tir ana
Two Suits For Yourttlf
Br't thm trutwt opportunity
MmrkwJ. N -fry tit
titll work damn 7" WW i"- H
. YOUR omrST Sltfrtw -
through the courts, Secretary Davis
seems to have won every contention
sought nnd came out more than victor,
practically retaining in his hands the
management and disposition of a half
ciniinrs worth of nroncrty be-
i. .1.. .... t n it -will be well for the Negro to
longing 10 ute iiaiciniij i uvit,....
Lined up iwlth him were such men nsj look well toward what the legislative
the Rev. Dr. E. R. Carter and other bodies In the ditrerent states are ao-
noble churchmen. We are not at ! ing, for nowhere can pumic seniiineni
libertv, however, 10 say that the be better judged than through
church spirit entered into the conten
tion, but it is singularly suggestive
ithat those who are contending for the
ened National Baptist Convention unincor-
different enactments of the diflerent
legislative bodies of the different
states. Tho temperament of the
southern people, white people we
Tve PurnVs residence Sunday porated are lined up with that giant mean, Is reflected in their legislative
oviMiiii" 'toil Morrison Street. ic,m tins stiuggie. we nine umuvo "o-DOaica tUr 100 icsroo"
house was called to order by our pres- ,, a Colonel Davis to be honest and nlade up entirely of southern minds
ident, R. Tabor. All managers were honora)Ie since wo have known him, : and southern sentiment, of southern
vrcsont exceiulr. Oavrett ofcJ:JJ0for: ve have believed him Incapable of j blood, and the student of affairs can
tunate in senfrinij Greenwood " Park espousing a wrong cause. His con-j easily judge the trend of things by
lor t lie coming season. The secretary victions for t1ie right are so clear and ; giving close attention to the bills en
was asked by the piesident to an-!exaiteni bis consciousness of justice 1 acted into law', and the bills introduc-
nounco through the Clone ulu. uv , sublime, his convictions are so ;e(i to be enacted into law.
to urn t 1 llf ' -
AVe ;re gla.i that the colored oiti
sens will again le able to see a good
show. We understand that the Mills
Fr.shy t'omiiany will appear here at
the llijcui Theanc Tuesday. Wedncs
dav and Thursday, March 27, and
The .-lioc-Uiim remembrance of
'Madam Rise's Octoroons" disgrace
U still wit us. Wc are glad that 1
we will not be suffered with another;
such mess as tr.at affair. We l;n w
something of the merits cf this hhow.
and feel confident that they will live
lip to their past recital ion. Th.;
Miila-Frishy t'oinpany is really a
good combination of performer':, and
among the 1 ltI in i:ie soon cux-
another season. Aimosi un-
team that lie finished with last year
excepting a few changes.
ai. Whiisit of the Strong Mn
w,,;,:. s,v, he is uoing to make it hot jviewpot
for the Nationals this year, but Mr.
Allison told him not to cry for they
would beat him by and by.
and vicious elements is a very, very
desirable man to live by, a very, very
desirable neighbor, a very, very de
sirable friend, but certain classes of
them when once aroused and made
more vicious by whisky becomes the
bitterest enemy-the Negro has, and
does and commits crimes against him
that they Would not think ot commit-
ing had they not been lnflameu Dy
liquor, so in this enactment we see
good for all the people, and especial'
iv the Negro people.
The compulsory educational ' bill
that was enacted Into law also is an
exceedingly helpful enactment. The
law if we are rightly informed makes
it compulsory that each child from
to 15 shall attend school three-fourths
of each term and in case the guardian
or parent is no able to furnish tne
necessary books, that the public
scnoot aumonucs mini ium.
To our way or thinking, this will be
a very, very beneficial law to the Ne
gro, for many ot them kept their
children out of school because of
ht slothf illness and trltung-
ness. A slothfulness that was wicked j
in its very self. A third bill was the 1
repeal of the election law, the state
election law. The 1013 legislature
consolidated the state and federal
elections, our recent legislature re
pealed that law. The gist of the
argument in favor of such a repeal
was that the Negro would ho permlt-
his life and energies, ability ami taci to sny tltat tno dominant racu itmrn- f0fl tQ vo(e an(j it WOuld not he so
in building up a great institution tliat amCnt is becoming enlarged so as t0c.lclV t0 (1o away with his vote, for do
thoso who are hs inferiors from every j tai,e into It more nearly all of the pen-; " w!tn bia vote might bring
iut and who could not have by ple . 0ne 0f the great hindrances Mq conflIet ,vitll ti,e federal
nnv means prolixin. n pass oir- nereiuion-, mm imiiu, iu
Hint ovists, ealmlv wait until such tent, at present, Is that the
B. H. January, Pres. Jas. W. Eakins, V. Pres.
F. R. Webster, Sec Amos White, Treas.
CLEANUP for EASTER
CLEANING, PRESSING and
Learn of our Raincoat offer with each suit
made to measure for Easter Sunday.
Work called for and delivered.
428 Cedar St.
Phone M. 5424
to he at our j firm and reached after such delibera- if we aro to judge public sentiment
of Arkansas by the legislature just
ended, we would consider that con
ditions are reasonably healthy, that
good teams desiring
i.pnuue. is rcmiested
r.fvt meeting. March "oth
convene at the homo of Mr
WJiitsitt. No. l'J Sprin
ml.'i'oss mail to !i"l
to the secretary Neal Boyd
n?,. v,innti will niniii have t heir ' , iv n t the Hon. I!. J. Pnvis is right, and : raeai feeling that extends to
old machine, from Hurt to lloyd toiUiat ti,0se who fought against him tlio folks. In some particular, It
Street, to Shatter. Manager Allison wrons n seems singula-ly seems that the race feeling is becom-
has a nice bunc.i of hoys sir.uta . , haa spent ' ine more general. By this we mean
which wiHition and meditation until the editor
( bari'.e i . , P(,,ini's Defender believes him
Head St., or, mikp
lncaoaoie ui t-.-.i'uniii. .i
Phone M In this conviction, he has been vimu- sentiment is fairly goon, tnnt mere
leafed by the Supremo Court of i.enr-ijg a temperament In tho intone minu
., line Onlfl HI. ll P il.rt tlftftnlo' tTlPrf Is
ilia, tor tue Miint'iiif luuh ,0 ;UL uli Hll ul j....,,.., -
In the best show yet
"THE CAPTAIN j PLYMOUTH"
A PLAY OF ROMANCE AND ROLLICKING COMEDY.
Tues. AOPH 1(1 1917
n;kf MB lllla IWj IWIM
r.r: loitimate 11;
e ihc.v will be
licss, and Uicse
beinc ubie to t
Miss Kai.nio Vise, who was t stat
in the famous Williams and Wailo r
Coijjimr.y, is wenh the price of al
nrsion abinc to see, and the ires.'-icc
of Miss Lottie t.rady is a rnrther
guarantee that the show will be above
the average. She. is considered the
"fashion plate of the Negro race rn
Moonev, the best third baseman in
the l.eaiiue will again p'ay third for
the mighty Sox, also Mr. Stratum will
a-ain he with the Sox. .I"hn W'iire.
the old cunning catcher will be there
when the hell taps to go.
Luke Scott is a rapid dress i ia!,!rp,I. whitsit says he is still good
changer and a big addition and at-! fr,.. . f,v m0re games and when the
progress is made and then assail in; hath been left out ot the human feel-,
the most ruthless and unwarranted ! mg, ho has not been included in the
fashion those who have brought it to!pUbUc thought, in the public mind, he
pass, hut somehow God hath arranged ; nas not shaved in the public tempera
it. that he who soweth shall also havement only in an adverse way, but the
a hand in reaping. It seems to le present, legislature seems to ave re-
in tht nnrticnlnr case, for to tholflpeteii a larger and more wholesome
M iin-er flanett is not talking much Ice-lit of the lion. Benjamin Jefferson j public sentiment. This the editor
but ve will all have to hustle to beat ;pavj3 can be attributed more than ( jUdKeg from the number and charae
tlie old man, for be always turns out ! tQ my other one man ln Georgia the ; ter ot hills passed, enacted into law.
a good team. In Mct'ail he has one ot ' ; , . cial and conimer- j while the hydro-headed monster ot
tho best mayersue city auo.us. 8tanJ,ng of the fraternity of Odd prejudice showed itself, hoisted itself
nut. f tho miMitv Mnronns will liiioiva nnri if left to his enemies, sufficiently above the horizon to be
cortainlv be a big help to ins team. ;, woul(j not onlv have been deprived
rnvernment. In fact, it was easy to
Negro . , I,,,.,,,! nf hnt enact-
Mt.tJ 1.11. Ik in..
Beautifully costumed with Puritan Maidens and Men. Indians and
ADMISSION 25c. Reserved Seats 35c Box Seats 50c
Furniture furnished by Shatpe & Company through A. M. Irving.
traction with the how.
Mills nnd Frisby have a g
show, so don't fail to see them.
TI1K ALPIXF. THEATRE.
The Alpine c-till keens up the stan- i
dard ami continues to please their pa
trons. The very host pictures are'
presented each week. Manager linger i
has caused this house to he quite t
popular and a permanent fixture out
in N.irth Nashville aim the people,
;, ie going wilil ever the pictures each
day." The Alpine is the place that
"ii will eventually attend.
THE STAR THEATRE.
The Star Theatre continues to
draw large crowds and is showinj
Milne fine pictures nowadays. The
genial manager. Air. T. Clay Moor,
h: vorliinu ban', each day to present
to i lie m-'vie u-'er.- of the city the
very icst liictucs. l'e knows what
the jidiple want and is giving ii to
ihem in line stylo. "The Perils nf
n 'iiil Reporter'.' is shewn every Sat
i:p!ay. We .vant :nl the movie
get -!-s to t.t :ni the habit of attend
ing the Star.
Nc , town
Tiitt and fl
ing M t'le
Set ( '''iniciny in '"How
'iv't.red,'' headed by Sa-
Vhtocy and J. Homer
au'-h '! ho"i.snn arc play-
AiiU'tii-.m Tlieatre, St.
old man gets in torm ne is some play
er himself, he has a nice string of
bovs to select from.
Those who attend Greenwood Tnrk
this summer .will certainly see some
good ball games. It will be run this
vear by the Capital City League. The
president is making all efforts to give
to the public the best ball playing they
have ever witnessed.
The Maroons seem to be the best
team on paper that the League has
ever had but when they strike such
toanis as the Sox, Nationals, 15. II. P
thev will have a rugged road to travel.
Manager Garrett ought to have tho
best team in Nashville, he has ''
whnlo East side to pick from, hut
'every manager will have to deal square
with his players to ever do any good.
! Captain Street says he will certainly
win the rag this year with such men
as Shatter, lloyd. Charleston, Sublett.
Hurt. Myers, London, Webster. Wil
liams, not speaking of the other he
lias under the cover. Tie careful Mr
' Sox, and Mr. Maroon, nnd Mr. B. H. S
I hecause those Nationals are danger
ous, lloyd nnil Street not only work
together on the diamond, but they a'e
together now with manager Allisson,
ot reaping any of the benefits derived
from such labors hut would have been
ignominiously thrown entirely out of
the order itself. This reminds us of
just what the Baptists, tho incorpor
ated Baptists, are trying to do to that
venerable old sage, Dr. It. IT. Boyd,
whose genius and integrity and far
sightedness and activity and business
ability hath builded" for the Negro
race generally and the Negro Bap
tists in particular, the greatest com
mercial enterprise in tho race. Hun
dreds of men waited patiently until
he had pushed that enterprise to the
clearly visible, but It did not appear
so vicious, and determined as ln form
er days. One of the most beneficient
and universal measures passed was
the "Bone Dry,, bill. This moral
measure certainly will have a benefi
cent effect upon all the people, the
white people and the black people.
The black people will not be permit
ted, as certain classes of them will do,
to debauch themselves and to demor
alize themselves with liquor, nnd the
white people will not be permitted to
debauch themselves, and the fiery
passions, subsequent to such debauch
ery; that so frequently ends in in-
ment was to continue tho robbing of
the Negro of his vote. Here is where
we see the monster prejudice sticking
up his head. It demonstrates that
prejudice yet prevails in a large meas
ure when it comes to the civil liber
ties of the Negro. These and other
measures, such as the Woman's Suf
frage measure, and the illiteracy meas
ure was adopted, but one of the far
therest reaching measures possibly
was a measure that provides for a
Constitutional convention, a conven
tion that is to rehaul, rewrite the
ff-nstitntinn of the state. There is
the possibility of great danger to the
Negro in this particular matter, for
the fundamental body ot our law
might be so constructed as to work
a very great hardship upon the Negro,
or any other class of citizens. Let us
hope, however, that the Negro, that
justice and righteousness will have
friends in that body, such friends as
will see to it that no unjust discirmln-
atory sections are placed therein.
The People's Defender.
half million dollar mark, and then, human treatment toward me we.mei
thev rise tin and cry. thief, thief, with' class; will be avoided. In this way,
nn other Intention but to play the , it is douhtly helpful to the Negroes?
thief themselves. They would take
that old saint, that old business gen
ius and cast him entirely out of the
pnternrise that he hath helped to
The .Negro will not be permitted to
debauch himself, and the vicious
class of whites will not be made
more vicious by its use, and thereby
Ti. Whitman Skiers and Company
n. i 1. 1 -'ii': in li.eir second week ai
ih" I'm -Uer Washington Theatre, Si.
Miss Lillian Whitii'ld. vaudeville
relic. , is residing for the present -it
2:; Catherine street, et rc.it, Mich.
Miss (ira.-e Vanghner is still pleas
ing the patrons of Central Cafe, i'io
AVest r.i'.rd si reel, New York City,
v. I tli the popular s"ng bits and is n
big favjrite with the patrons.
Among our many exchanges this
week, we are delighted to acknowl
edge the reception of the Atlanta In-
dependent, a high class journal in
eveiy respect,, both in mechanical art
and literary production. We congrat
ulate the Independent upon its fear
; less and yet conservative posi
; lion. Just such journals will bo the
hope of the Negro race.
! ... .. - il. XTn.
hMd nnd indeed no doubt some of expend that viciousness upon mo
tviom wmiM nut. him entirely out of sro. for after all, the white man left.
the Baptist church and confine him in entirely to himself, his brain and i
prison if they could satisfy their sol-j temperament undisturbed by foreign
Win. S. HART
- r i
Villism S. Hart in Triangle Feature,
"The Apostle of Vengeance.
. Friday. March 30th
I ........ a & m. aa&AAAAAAAAA IH
SDAliavpa CATARRH of f 1
S BLADDER i D
g RoM hr all rtruneintii. C m
Garland Howard, fu: rnerly of the
team Howard and Mascn, is with
Frank Montgomery's Company.
The wildcat story told by the Chica
go Defender relative to the lynching
of a Negro woman in Georgia, and
subsequent killing six of the mob by
her husband who had asked for per
mission to go for a sheet to wind the
Perry (Mule) Lradtord, the fa-1 body of his wife in seems to have
nions composer and performer is at j been a fabrication of whole cloth,
the head of a company of 2.1 people, j Tn)3 infnmous story destined to no
,,., ,L , ... 'only give an unfair vision ot southern
Henry .Tines, the comedian, Is now . , ,
... .... ....... llfn J ,nln:in linllionn ttU MPB Vfl-
annearinar with l.aura r.aiiey ami ner 1 u.m.iuu m..
company of performers
t f.;;.'.v i i-;c.i,iti bi ti p i.b bi ci cji n m m m it iai
i ii if ji ii i n y :
l Fk-m'J-ir w w . - i
T t i- ..'' '.' .-A.-i."i'V .-TS.
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Brooks and fowen are in Ottown,
Canada, this weeU.
Jaclc Carter f New York City is
resting in Chicago for the present.
A bevy of pretty girls cluster
nround these stars. A good chorus
Is its chief asset. Be sure, to attend
the Bijou and see this show which
plays three days, March 27, 2S and
29, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
There will be matinees each day".
Madam Anita Pattl Brown of Chi
cago, the famous coloratura soprano,
appeared In Savannah, Ga., last Tues
day night at the First Bryan Baptist
Church, under the auspices of the Y.
M. C. A. of that city.
Mme. E. P. enough, the famous
Worcester, Mass., dramatic soprano,
will appear In a recital in Boston,
March 28, assisted by Mrs. Jesa'e
riety of people was properly run to
earth and exposed by the fearless and
competent editor of the Atlanta Inde
pendent. It is in this way that Ne
gro journalism is to he exceedingly
helpful to Negro people In this south
land, is by correcting fals reports
and co-operating with the white journ
alists in giving a true estimate of
conditions in the south. There is no
room In Negro Journalism for -misthlef
makers. It is to be hoped that those
who have charge of Negro newspapers
in the north will at least be discrete
enough to find out the truth of events
before, publishing them. In that way
they can serve their people far better
in the south than they can by exagger
ating conditions. Editor Ben Davis ds
to be congratulated for running to
earth that nefarious story.
The People's Defender.
teUBH ii W" EL KM tt W PJJ W &m6
WiJUt H kVki3l ES-fll tuLJr B U U M UUP U H
MJL' -r -sV iii i imi ii jiijiisMj!iii sisun iLiii uisms inn r
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LATE STARS OF WILLIAMS AND WALKER
And an International Cast of Stars in a
BIG MUSICAL COMEDY
"REVUE OF 1917"
WITH A BEVY OF
20 Pretty Girls 20
These artists conceded to be the cleanest singing, dancing and acting company of stars f the col
ored race. Beware of imitators. Make it your business to see
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