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l 03 a Valuable Accession
! to Pearl High School.
!lFi APDRrBDiiTinwe r-no tup
jUi's is an assured fact, as it has
2 learned from reliable sources
. an appropriation of $5,000 has
,f rnade, which will be used in add-
-:us new branch for the benefit of
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rememoerea mat at tne
3ment exercises held in
Auditorium last June Prof.
Principal of Pearl High
annual address urged
oris to the Nashville High School
Aould keep it third, if not move
i to second; to any high school in
United States for Negroes. This
, aimendation seemed to strike a
'.., :.:;lar chord, and immediately aft
l ie exercises were over, Mr. Joseph
J ,attle, editor of the Globe, and Mr.
v iy A. Boyd, treasurer ot the Globe,
f. j,'.' -viewed President Leonard Parkes
'.he stage, and were promised by
I ',' -.; ,' 5 fair-minded educator that he
' . xld recommend some Improvement
. the curriculum of the high school.
I ",-qui.t force.-has been at work re
ading the Board and its members
r -'".is promise; and It appears that it
". is: l .L'een, .without its : .effect. Ii
v: rh3 learned that. Superintendent
V. C WeberwliO has ever been mlnd
" l- needs of the colored schools,
r-i-yA&- iri"iiionces in getting many
i cings for the . different schools.
! is;not all that will' be the Negro
,er's, appropriation in tha way of
afhobl .facilities. It is an as-
' fact that two new schools will
' idy for- the next scholastic year
;h,eir 'doors-thrown open to N
chlldren. . The, budget for 1907
already been . approved by Mayor
is. Thi? netf budget carries .with
jieri scho ol building to lm. located
'YiivJ street to cost S12.000." An-
iv-ihruc-.w building to be located in
Bottom to cost $1,0,000. The
rt .(-: m . Trimble Bottom is to take
r ;it of Hie-frame building now
Vo'l by t.b-! I'.oard and used for col
Htildreii. Prof Neal , has taught
hi !, locality 'under manv disadvan-
p.-kev.ee tliis will be a relief com
b H who risht time. I The -budget
'.a ) carries $1,500 to enlarge and re-
iir- Cartel School on Kayne avenue.
, 'his practically makes three new
; 'hools. There van no appropriation,
vover, made for th. repairing of
.bwles School, which is almost in a
epped up in order to serve its pur-
"'lie'- openini? ,of these two new
ihtvls will i' make the 'demand for
; ineipals' and tf&chej's .very great in
stn :':-. y the. talent is here, for
1 , i ii.. ipalcau bi selected from the
vi'., wlviiC th'o new teachers can be
cVa!!')! ,nnd the two universities. That
thij-.. N' r jkk of oashville appreciate
tho'j c!iditioun, goes without saying.
'Tl.cy ' 1 o patient and. loyal at
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. Jt isV' -l ijiown just when work will
r rin. biii'it in believed that the con-
uv.it U will be let early in the spring
V'iid work will KtfJn at once. Tha
( n hchool at Present is full and the
' t)l year, judging from the
; 'r.bvr, already In rcliool, will bo a
.,. .', orto. Principal Smith was Inter'
' jvt d rt.T a Gif.be repot tor rclatlvo to
-iv V f-''M, but ffild that ho could give
" I riotlJns (Uiirlte, yet ho believed
, ," .Mif public had every mion to
l't licit ili' appropriation would
. . Vol In tin wny named by the
rri'!k nceij'j l.-irKC f-cliflols
k'"C- r !!,. 'ijn. limidrci?' of eli II-
ryiuan. Ut".t on wrnnnt of thd
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. V' ... ii..i r,1 Mii'ttinl IrnlnlrtK Idea
ifi'-lr. President
Mh--r. Battle
j.j ii t.1 1 njr mn-
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away the , higher branches of study,
Yet every one seas the need for adding
both the higher education, and. the
manual traini for those who want
to'take either. i-Tho school will bb a
credit to greater Nashville in " Its
march as a metiopolitan city.
Some of the business firms of Nash
ville are expressing their disapproval
and their general dissatisfaction of
the recent general order ' issued by
the post-office department in cutting
flown the ' expenses by discontinuing
tlm back stamping of the incoming
first-class mail. There was a time
when if a letter was railed at New
Orleans, at a certain hour in the day
and addressed to a party in Nashville,
the recipient could tell to the hour
when it , was received in Nashville,
thereby knowing where to place the
blame if the letter was not delivered
by the carrier, within ,a reasonable
time. The discontinuance of this part
of the mail service prevents this, thus
making It Impossible-. for one to know
where the letter has been delayed if
a delay is occasioned. This was not
so evident and, not so generally, felt
until within the last two weeks. A
very large business firm in this city
suffered quite a loss on this account
last- week. A letter was mailed from
a-certain large city only one night's
ride from Nashville and should 'have
been delivered in Nashville the next
morning before noon but the same
letter, was delayed 48 hours. There
was no way to ascertain who is re
sponsible for this delay as the post
mark -on the front of the letter only
showed that it was mailed at a certain
time. Whether it was delayed on the
railway postal car or in the postof
flce proper, is a matter that is un
explained. It is to be hoped that a
sufficient protest will be made by the
public to the postoffice department to
re-establish this much needed back
stamping. .It ha3 been said by well
informed business men t.hat the post
office department, could better afford
to refuse to admit thousands of pounds
oj! public documents, which cause a
large part of the deficiency, than it
could to ' dispense with this satisfac
tory way of keeping up with the re
ceipt of and disposition of mails.
Postmaster Wills has not been inter
viewed by the Globe reporter, but as
he is generally in favor of giving sat
isfaction to the. patrons of his office,
it Is believed he would not oppose
a general protest being made by Nash
ville's business men to the post of
fice department. It is the opinion of
many of the large patrons of the
Nashville post office that six months
longer will convince the Postmaster
General that this is not a wise step
in cutting out the appropriation for
back stamping and that public senti
ment will force a reinstatement which
is for the protection of the mail or
der houses and other business firms
in large cities.
Special correspondence to 'Nashville
from Fort "Sam Houston, Texas; El
reno, O. T.,- and other ports where sol
diers are stationed, bear out the asser
tion that these reports of outrages by
Negroes or by Negro soldiers, are ex
aggerated. Their sole purpose appears
to be to poison the minds of the people
and create a sentiment against Negro
soldiers. It Is learned from a reliable
source that not one of the reported as
saults could be traced to Negroes. In
fact, not one person in a position to
know, could say positively that a Ne
gro made an assault. Newspaper dis
patches are sent out from these Vari
ous places by white men reporting for
-white papers. They lnow nothing of
the crime or Its perpetrators. They
color the report to ?ult their own pre
judices and indications point very
clearly to the fact that the intention of
these despatches is to aid in making
unpopular the gallant braves of the
Spanish-American War or the direct
descendants of the famous heroes of
Ft. Pillow, and Ft. Wagner. An old
resident of Brownsville, Texas, who
crossed the.ltlo Grande into 'Mexico
about ion years before the emancipa
tion proclamation was Issued, and re
mained until afir the freedom of the
slaves when ho wcit to Drownsvillo,
Texas, to make his future home, was
heard to remark: 'Becauso Negro
troops had been stationed at Tssis
posts it had. been decided by few
men who direct; municipal 5.tfalrs, to
1 r!:i c! the N?2rc Iruops, and the
ouly way that ' 11 Js could bo dono wa
to hatch up omothlpr on them and
magnify ii." Tho disturbance at
BrowiiHvlllo dooa not ' comparo with
tbo rco'tit "hhoutluy Ui" of tlio street
rar I.t l1'-r,.A.. Nor dos it cotnpare
r-'Jth tbo horrible outrar.oa of iho Ir,ui1hl
t'i'!t..i Mutes Vol unl t'ii whlld btall
tloned at San Antonio,; Texas. Said
he; ."Just prior, to their going ' to 'iha
Philippine Islands', ' when almost the
entire regimen would 'tear, up'. '. the
town every pay day." . lie said. further
that v If an. -investigation would be
started which-would prove-that those
people-who saw the shooting over the
garrison walls were either dreaming or
having imaginary visions. Such is the
remark coming from an old Texan
who knows that it would be almost
Impossible to see even if this occurred,
the shots coming from bv6iTthe garri
son walls.
The members of the faculty and stu
dents of the Tennessee School for the
Blind, located on Tennessee, street,
were highly entertained Friday even
ing last by a mandolin recital by Mr.
Frani A. Gordan, of Fargo, N. D., who
is at present a student of Fisk Uni
versity. The program, while neatly
arranged . In every respect, was pleas
ing as well as helpful to the students
and . faculty. 'Some highclass music
was s rendered during . the evening.
Misses Lizzie Wells and Minnie Mae
Hunter, two of the teachers, 'assisted
in arranging the music for Mr. Gor
don. '- ' , , ;
, The principal of the school, Mrs.
Lowe, together with .the faculty, was
highly pleased. The students showed
their appreciation for this musical
treat by rendering several piano solos
and duets. Many of the advanced pu
pils in this school are first-class musi
cians and have from time to time ap
peared in public recitals, rendering
very diflicult music. - ' ; ' f .
appro aohiiwThe three
mile post.
The general call for stockholders'
meeting of the One Cent Savings
Bank of Nashville, . Tenn., has been
Issued by the President and Cashier.
The fiscal year of 1906 will be closed
and its reports made up. ,At the con
vening of this meeting will be marked
the third anniversary of this institu
tion. No city in; the United States
can boast of a more prosperous and
well managed financial concern than
can Nashville. ' The stockholders and
directors- exercised ' wisdom and fore
thought in selecting its board Of dt
rectors and officers, who have labored
incessantly . to dispose of the stock
and increase the deposits of the In
stitution. The third annual report
which is issued will show remarkable
progess in financial circles. At the
beginning of the new year, it has
been learned that strenuous efforts will
be put forth to dispose of all the un
sold shares at their par value. Not
withstanding they havo advanced un
til they are worth 12 cents on the dol
lar or , at least a dividend of 12 per
cent was declared at the last annual
meeting. It is predicted that at the
meeting next week a more startling
dividend will be declared. The in
stitution has not attempted to make
any . more improvement in the line of
fixtures and office furniture, but it Is
devoting Its entire time to the better
treatment . of patrons and stockhold
ers. Yet many of the business men
have not shown their interest enough
to become depositors or stockholders.
A Globe reporter in interviewing the
cashier learned that after a careful
calculation that if one-fourth of the
money handled by the Negroes and
deposited in white banks,' was put on
deposit in the One Cent Savings Bank,
it would show that the Negro had
hoardc-d up in these institutions over
five millions cf dollars each year that
could be advantageously and credit
ably deposited In the One Cent Sav
lngs Bank. There is not a safer in
stitution within the bounds of the
Volunteor State. The comptroller of
currency has given flattering compli
ments for the management after each
quarterly inspection, which of itself
should bring an endless chain of new
depositors md purchasers of stock to
this worthy banking house. An elec
tlou of officers for the ensuing year
will be held pursuant to a call at the
first annual biocting. Stock, will bo
uld and. a 'perioral revival of interest
will, bo. attempted.
Report c2 the Ono Cent Savings
Punk mado to the,Co.nntrollcr for the
month of December, 1906:
Nashville, Tcnn., Dec. 31, 1906.
CmnntrOsVr cf Hi 5i
Dear ir: The folbwir.-f. Is'-an ex-
act.statcmciLtQr .txo .condition of. the
One Cent Savings Bank of Nashville,
County of Davidson,, at tho close of
business, Dec. 31, 1906. ,
Loans and Discounts ......
Cash Resources.
Due from banks
and bankers ... $15,161.19
Checks and other ,-.
cash Items
505.86 ' ,
300.00 $16,127.17
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Total Resources
' Liabilities. '
Capital4 stock paid in ....... ? 2,455.00
Surplus and Undivided Prof- ;
its' (less expenses and
taxes paid) ...... . . . . . . . . 1,660.92
Individual Deposits subject
to check 34,473.11
Total liabilities .' . .$38,589.03
I, J. C. Napier, Cashier of the above
named One Cent , Savings Bank, do
solemnly bw jar 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: Globe of
Nashville, Tenn., on January 5th; 1907.
(Signed.) .. J. C. NAPIER,
. ' . , r ' Cashier.
Subscribed and ' sworn' to before me,
this 31st day of December, 1906. , :
(Signed.) . : C. N. LANGSTON,
(Seal.) , ' ' Notary Public.
' "
In an recent issue of the Mt.;' Pleas
ant Record, Rev. A. S. Allen asserted
that the Negro Questioned would not
be settled until the 15th amendment to
the Constitution was abolished. His
article - was answered by Dr. J. O.
Johnson, presiding elder of the Colum
bia District A. M. E. Church.' "We pub
lish herewith his reply to Rev. A. S.
Allen. . : . ,
Rev. A. S. Allen raises the question:
"When and where will the , Negro
find rest?" From . the , tone of the ar
ticle it does not appear that Mr. Al
len cares very much whether the negro
has any at all. He asserts that the
negro will find rest when he i3 dis
franchised. In every Southern state he
is practically .disfranchised by educa
tional, property and other qualifica
tions. But this can only be temporary,
as negroes everywhere are fast redu
cing their ignorance and accumulating
property. The South will finally ac
cept the. Fifteenth Amendment to the
Constitution with good grace. We
might as well, talk about abolishing
the law of gravitation as of abolish.
ing any of the war amendments" to
the constitution. The negro has done
too much for this country in all of it3
wars, and in developing its resources,
in the mines, on the farms, and as
servants in many capacities. We
have a heritage here as much as any
white man, and though we are now
denied many of the , benefits of the
laws yet we still claim them. Revo
lutions never go backward. Tho ne
gro will never be disfranchised.
The white man of to-day came up
from barbarism to civilization. Any
man. who has read Lord Macauley's or
Green's or Froude's history of Eng
land knows this, that the white man
of to-day had a very unpromising be
ginning. Julius Ctesar declared that
the early Britons were unfit for civ
ilizatlon, but to day these same men
are the masters of the world. Fifty
years ago who would have predicted
that the Japanese would have aeve:
oped such a great civilization? or
that a yellow race would have whipped
a white race as in this case.
Rev. Allen is certainly not informed
as to the real and essential progress of
the negro. He knows more about the
criminal negro than he does of that
great progressive, upward-moving ne
gro who is lifting tho burdens of the
South and is building himself up and
buying homes and building churches
and schools. But no race is to be
judged by its criminals. It is unjust
for the South to be judged by Its mob
leaders or by men of the Tillman and
Vardaman class.
It is very unfortunate that the press
should give so much space to proclaim
ing the faults of the negro, and this,
too, in the face of the fact that the ne
gro is universally trusted in thousands
of important places in the life of the
The gospel which Rev. Allen claims
will make the negro moral, has failed
in this roRpect with a certain class of
whites who still -seek to contaminate
young colored women in the South. I
am in a position to know that the ne
gro is making great progress toward
higher moral standards.and the whites
ought to help us move in this direc
tion. This can be done by abolishing
tho' low dl: ' '-.this and other towns.
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iNO. 1.
Sensible Organization of t
of a GGirimon Cclin,
The members of the Drivers' Mutual '
Aid Association celebrated their six
teenth anniversary last Monday night, ;
January 7; by a banquet and installa
tion in their hall in the Boyd Building
on Cedar street. ' , - v ,
The hall was beautifully decorated
by the ladies, who were highly compli
mented by all. After the regular rou
tine of business, President Green in-;
troduced Drj W. H. Key, who was the
founder of the organization. ' He was
given the gavel and asked to conduct '
the installation services. He said he
was proud of the high privilege of in
stalling the officers for the ensuing
year, and hoped that they would prove
themselves deserving of the authori- '
ties entrusted to them. "Dark was
the night and cold the ground," was ,'
sunig very feelingly, and the president
given the jewel of his office. The fol
lowing are the officers Installed : H.
T. Green, president: Isaac Body,
vice ' president; S. J. Chandler, fi
nancial secretary; Mansfield Douglass,
recording secretary;-;W. B. Marshall,
assistant secretary; W. C. Foster,
treasurer; 'J. Johns, chaplain; Silas
Rhodes, sentinel; R. M. Fall, Marshal.,"
President Green, upon taking the
stand, stated the -purpose 'of. the Asso
ciation.-- He eald- $300-liad r(Xjcn paid -to
the sick during the year, and that
a cash balance of $2000 was in the
treasury. .Real estate to the amount
of $1,200 was; owned, and. not a cept
owed by the organization but what
could be paid by nine o'clock the next
day. Four widow a of . deceased 'mem
bers were' called forward,., namely: '
Mother Edith Scales.-. Mrs. Martha,
Thompson, Mrs. Scottio Bramlett and .
Mrs. Adkins, each wi' presented $5.0J)
as a gift from the Association. Atten
tion was then turned ; to the "New
Years," which was arranged in the
style of a regular Christmas tree, it was
ladened with resents for many of
those present. The president an- ,
nounced . that the guests would be , " "
turned over to the Reception Commit
tee who would serve the many viand3
prepared for the occasion. Mr. Cof
fey, proprietor- of. the Spa Cafe, served
the large crowd in a way very credit
able to himself. , '
The Association had in store a very
pleasant surprise for President Green
in a beautiful geld watch, which was
presented to him by. Mr. S. JVC-hand- .
ler, financial secretary. .'---:;. ';' '?,- ''
Only one feature of this organiza- ;'
tion noticable that deserves criticism-
and that is they make all of their do,' "
posits in banks operated by white.
men, ignoring entirely their own, the ,Vi
One Cent Sayings Bank. This' institu
tion does not handle 10 per cent of the '
money deposited in .banks by Negroes
in Nashville, and It is the opinion ot
some that there is business enough foi
two banks among the Negroes of this
city and vicinity, and that it would b
better if apother bank was established i
The strongest societies in Tennessee' '
do not deposit in the bank here nor in
Memphis, but are doing as the Drivers'
Mutual Aid Association;- "fattening
frogs for snakes." On a whole the en
tertainment was a grand affair, and a,
credit to the Association. '"
The sad deaths of Misses Schuldrla
and Sarah Ualfacre, who lived at No.
922 Overton street, was made doubly
fcbtrowful because they both expired
about- the saio hour, yet each was
sick with a different complaint. Ar
rangements were at. once made with
Taylor & Co. for a double funeral, both
were shrouded alike, both caskets ar
the same color ' and trlmnled alike.
The funeral services were held a'
Salut Eli Baptist Church, Rev.- Mr
Thompson, officiating. It is said
viu icPiucji'.s mat uiin
the tl-'
doiiW"- -neral reported
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