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"All things come to them that wait, providing they hustle while they wait." Charles TP. Anderson. "Get out of our sunshine." R. n. Boyd.
Vol. II.
No. 8.
One of the greatest real estate sales
recorded In the history of Nashville
took place last Friday between 12 and
4 o'clock on what is known as the FIsk
University Place, a new and beautiful
tract of land opened and thrown upon
the market by the Abraham Lincoln
Land Company, whose office Is 71 Ar
cade, up salrs. It was the Intention
of the movers of this new suburb ad-
ly flrst-class colored sub-dlvlslon. Not,
however, with any Intent at discrimin
ation or jim crowism but for the pur
pose of giving every Negro In Nash
ville an opportunity to become a prop
erty owner at prices within reach and
on such terms as would not embarrass
their financial condition regardless of
how small their salary Is. The $1.00
cash payment and the 50 cents weekly
payment enable the most humble of
the race to secure a home. Every one
should have a place called home.
Great efforts had been put forth ad
vertising this sale through different
papers and ere the dial on the clock
pointed to 12, fully 3,000 people had
gathered on the grounds, which He
just west of Flsk University, occupy
ing one of the most beautiful sites
about Nashville.
This sale was not to begin until one
o'clock, but the crowd had grown so
large and Impatient until the manage
ment decided that it would be best to
open the sale one hour earlier. It was
almost like opening public lands in the
far West. Fiach group of people could
be seen here and there selecting their
future homes. Truly the Negroes have
decided to get some of this world's
goods, and judging from the hundreds
of young, able-bodied, well-thinking
members of the race who invested on
Washington's birthday, It will not be
long before the tax list in Nashville
will show that every male member of
the race who has attained his major
ity, Will appear thereon. It is learned
that fully $42,000 worth of real estate
changed from the Abraham Lincoln
Land Company to Individual owners
on this day. Not more than two lots
were sold to any one person. The lots
range in prices from $175 to $300.
Thus it can be seen that a large num
ber of lots was disposed of. It is al
ready learned that some of the pur
chasers will begin the erection of their
homes In the near future and will stop
rent as soon as possible. The demand
has been so great that this same Com
pany has decided to purchase add!
tlonal lands In the same vicinity, as
there Is another desirable tract of
land just adjoining Flsk University
Place, which would Increase the size,
Rumors are wild already that the
Nashville Street Railway Company
will extend Jefferson street car line,
allowing it to pass Flsk University
Place, making a loop and coming back
Into Jefferson street. If this Is done,
it will brine: the place within ten min
ute's ride of the Square. This seems
to be the only rival of West Nashville
ever opened, and with the wide alleys
to 'the property and excellent streets
that will be cut, there will be nothing
left to make this new sub-division all
that Is expected of it.
Only about seventy or one hundred
lnta remain unsold, and It Is learned
that applications for these are being
m.ndP almost dally. The Company has
already opened offices on the grounds
and will answer in person, inquiries
mnflp. nt the nlace or by 'phone or oth
erwlse Inquiries made In the Arcade
.office down town.
Last Monday morning Carrie Cleve
land, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Cleve
land, of Salem and Albion streets, was
playing near a stove when the dress of
the little child caught lire and oerore
the flames could be extinguished she
was so badly burned that there were
no hopes of saving her life. The little
sufferer lingered until just after night
fall when death put an end to ner ai
flictlons. The funeral services were
solemnized Tuesday and a large num
ber or mends were present.
The Davidson Countv teachers held
quite au Interesting session February
1907. The subject of Hodzes' Na
ture studies was discussed by Prof.
W. R. Davis. A solo was sang by Miss
Helena Lowe, daughter of Prof. C. B.
Lowe. Many visitors were present
Prof. Wright, of Buena Vista School.
gave a valuable talk to the teachers.
A week or so ago the attention of
the public was called to an impudent
conductor on the West Nashville line,
by a Globe reporter who witnessed the
proceedings. That, this car line is be
coming notorious was plainly apparent
last Sunday afternoon when a con
ductor by the name of iMann shot Mr.
George Marshall through the arm, on
Church street near Fifteenth avenue.
Fortunately his Injuries were slight.
The ball entered his left arm, passing
through the shoulder and lodging in
his back. Dr. Coles, whose office is
near the scene of the affray, attended
to the wounded man, who, with his
brother, was subsequently arrested
the charge being disorderly conduct.
Both made bond. Mann was arrested
at the transfer station on a charge of
carrying a pistol and on a charge of
assault with a pistol with intent to
commit murder.
Mr. Marshall states that he and bis
brother had some words with the con
ductor, who drew his pistol and or
dered them from the car. After they
had got off the conductor shot at them.
Mann says the brothers threatened
him and he shot in self-defense. The
trial was set for last Monday, but ow
ing to Mr. Marshall's condition it was
continued until Wednesday, when
Mann was bound over to the criminal
Recital at Blind School by Miss Eliza
beth S. Wells.
The visitors, teachers and students
of the Tennessee iSchool for the Blind
were highly entertained by a piano
forte lecture-recital given by Miss
Elizabeth S. Wells in the chapel of
that institution last Wednesday after
noon at five o'clock. Miss Wells, who
is so successfully teaching vocal and
instrumental music at the school, is a
student in the musical department of
Fisk University. She possesses the
characteristics of the Fisk musicians
in that she delivers her numbers with
skill and precision. She carefully ex
plained each number of her program,
making it even more interesting to
the students as well as the laity
Misses Grass and Hukill, of Fisk,
were present.
The programs were written upon
cards the corners of which were
draped with royal gold and blue and
read as follows:
Polish Dance Op. 3, No, 1
X. Scharwenka.
Octave Study A. Kullak
Nocturne in F-sharp Op. 15, No. 2...
F. Chopin.
Sonate No. 11 J. Hayden
I. Pan Pastorole.
II. Venitlenne (4 me) Barcolle.
III. En Conrant.
B. Godard.
LIAMS. Rev. Wm. Haynes, General Man
ager of the Roger Williams Univer
sity Fund, has just returned from a
week's trip in and about Memphis,
Tenn., in the interest of that institu
ticn. Speaking of his trip, he said
"Considering the weather I did very
well. I was kindly received by the
Memphis brethren, who spoke very en
couragingly concerning the rebuilding
of Roger Williams University. I spoke
and preached at several churches,
each of which contributed to the
work as follows:
Jackson Ave. Baptist Church,
Rev. Bell, pastor $ 5 00
Salem Baptist Church, Rev.
Thomas, pastor 2 00
Metropolitan Baptist Church
Rev. Searcy, pastor 13.15
First Baptist Church, Chclcia,
Rev. Herd, pastor 2G DO
St. Paul Banllst Church, Rev.
Woods, pastor 3 00
Canaan Baptist Church, Cov
ington, Rev. Holoway, pastor. 10 00
First Baptist Church, Browns
ville, Rev. Townsend, pastor. 10 00
A new grocery company will soon
throw, open their doors to the public
on Cedar street under the firm name
of Gfry & Caruthers. They desorve
a portion of your patronage.
PLISHED. Tyree Camp, a branch of an organi
zation of societies of the St. John A.
M. E. Church, celebrated its fifth an
niversary at the residence of Mrs. E.
C. Coffey on Thirteenth avenue, North,
last Friday evening. A large number
of friends had been invited, and when
Mrs. Sarah Rose called the meeting to
order the parlors were crowded with
the Camp members and the guests.
Mrs. Rhodes stated the purpose of the
meeting, and announced the first num
ber on program which was an Instru
mental selection by Miss Brucie Mai
Ewing, the talented organist of the
St. John A. M. E. Church. Miss
Ewlng was equal to the occasion, ren
dering her selection with grace and
case. Prayer was offered by Rev. C.
E. Alexander, pastor of the Hubbard
Chapel M. E. Church. Miss Mattie E.
Alexander, daughter of Rev. Alexan
der rendered an Instrumental solo
which was highly enjoyed by all.
Mrs. E. C. Coffey, president of Ty
ree Camp, was then introduced. She
gave a brief history of the camp,
noting Its accomplishments during
the five years it had been in existence,
She told of the efforts put forth, and
how friends of other churches had
helped them in the struggle.
Miss Lizzie Dickerson was the next
to speak. Miss Dickerson is secretary
of all the several camps working in
the interest of the church. She gave
the fitaticstics of the money collected
and how the same had been expended
Her statement showed that the camps
have raised nearly $2,599 and hau paid
the whole, less expenses, on the
church debt. Mrs. Lula Allen, who
was one of the first to join in the
Camp work, spoke words of praise
and encouragement. Dr. E. J. Gregg
D. D., of Jacksonville, Fla., who is the
corresponding scretary of the Allen
Christian Endeavor Department of
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church, was the next speaker. He
said the twentieth century promised
to be the woman's age. The coming
of Christ brought her emancipation,
and in this age she has ceased to be
considered as a beast of burden, but
as truly man's companion and helper
He spoke in glowing terms of the
great accomplishments by the women
of St. John A. M. E. Church and
wished for them continued success.
Miss Vera L. Moore, a member of
the faculty at Walden University, ren-
riprpd an Instrumental solo. Miss
Moore's rendition was above the av
erage and brought forth great ap
nlause. -
TUshon E. Tvree. for whom the
Camn is named, was the next speaker,
He said he had watched the work of
the the Camps with much Interest
and was proud to have his name iden
tified with them. Bishon Tyree said
since the time he received a telegram
from Dr. Watson, the secretary of the
Hiurrh TMcrslrn Brrrd. to represent
Mm at the sale of the church, several
vpars ago, and to save the property
be had received many licks for acting
as he did: but he considered the tele
warn from the Church Extension
Secretary to mean what it contained
and he acted. However, all were com
nelled to admit now that it was the
best investment that had been made
hv the board durins its history. He
said the fact that the Baptists and
other friends had helped the Camp
members to save St. John A. M. E
Church was as it. ought to be, and
it should bo po in every struggle the
race has. The dominant race has
taken everything from us but the
churches and school houses, and when
one of these is in peril every Negro
irrespective of creed, should put his
shoulder to the wheel and help push
Dr. T. W. Haigler, pastor of the
church for which the camp is work
ing, was the last speaker. ' He said he
has been given the new name of fussy
pastor, but as long as the" dollars con
tinued to roll In he would continue
fussing. ,' He said he was very much
concerned about the "something else"
he had heard mentioned and would not
be lengthy in his remarks, but would
get out of the way for the "something
Miss Vera L. Moore rendered an
other of her choice selections and the
exercises were brought to a rinse.
The guests were then invited to the
dining hall where all were served to
the sumptuous repast served in buffet
tyle In courses, after which the fifth
anniversary of Tyree Camp celebra
tion passed into history.
Useful and Long Career He Served
the Maxwell House for Over Thirty-Two
Years Most Cour
teous and Polite.
Mr. Geo. Hooper, who has been con
fined to his bed for three years, his
body wrecked with pain and suffering,
died at the home of Mrs. Anna T.
lackson on Edghteen avenue, North,
at an early hour Tuesday morning.
This announcement will not come
as a surprise to those who had known
of the patient's long illness and suf
ferings, and who had expected his
death at any moment during the past
three years, but still it will bring a
sense of sadness to many who had re
spected Mr. Hooper. His long life of
usefulness, his ever courteous manner
and his high sense of integrity had
won for him the esteem ana regard of
all who knew him in. his official ca
pacity as head porter of the Maxwell
House for thirty-two years.
Three years ago Mr Hooper, while
in the active discharge of his duties,
was suddenly siezed with an attack
of paralysis, which completely inca
pacitated him for further duty and he
had practically been to his bed since.
He had during these long years of ill
ness, days of quiet and peace, but most
of the time he suffered intensely and
every day found him growing gradu
ally weaker ' and weaker. When the
end came he met it with resignation
and sank gently to rest.
During his long career as porter
Mr. Hooper accumulated at one time
considerable property, but he trusted
the investment of his earnings to his
white friends and they were unfortu
nate In their investments, and all dur
ing his illness he was wholly depend
ent upon the liberality of friends and
Mrs. Anna T. Jackson, to whose house
he was taken when first attacked with
paralvsis. ,This woman was no rela
tion, but bound by ties of friendship
opened her house to the afflicted man
find for three years administered to
his wants with an unselfishness rarely
Mr. Hooper was born or slave par
ents in February, 1830, and was sev-
entv-one years old when he died.
After Mr. Hooper obtained his free
dom he besran his career as hotel por
ter, first serving in that capacity for
the old City Hotel, located on the pub
lic Souare Just south of the Metho
dist Publishing House block. He in
turn then served In the same capacity
at the old St. Cloud Hotel on Fifth
avenue, then located on the present
site of the old Caster-Knot Building
In 1R09. when the Maxwell House
was completed and opened, Mr. Hoop
er was appointed head porter under
Mr. MeKean. the first manager. He
continued with J. IT. Faliton and Co.
of which firm Mr. John Overton, own
er of the hotel property, was a part
ner and took an active part in the
management. He continued as head
nortor with succeeding Managers Gib
son P. Johnson, Mr. Chopin of Boston
who was the first manager after the
nf n. ctrpk compnv; Gen. impedes
from he Btt.'e TTnuse Mohle: J
TT. Fuilton and V. K. Black. Tt was
under Mr. Back's administration that
re was stricken with paralysis.
Had Wide Acctuaintsnce.
Mr. Hooper perhaps knew more
nrorrlnent. men tTnn nnv nthpr man
!n the South. The dnimrnors who rat
'onized the Maxwell krw rind were
opppoiallv fond of him. and sometime?
'n th1 eld davs hp used to mike from
5 to$11 rer dav In tips.
Mr. Tfooncr wn i ronr'tent mpn
'or of St. John's A. M. E. Church, and
his liberality went far towards help
ing this church In past venrs. He was
an Odd Fellow and belonged to sev
ernl other secret orders, but it was
for the church where he did most ef
ficient service, and the congregation
of St. John has reasons to honor and
revere his memory.
The funeral took place at 2 o'clock
Thnrsdnv afternoon, with services at
St. John's Church. Dr. Heeler officia
ting. Interment at Greenwood Cemn
tpry. Taylor & Co. had. charge of the
funeral arrangements.
Sometime ago there was ?oraethinz
said in this paper of the killing of each
other by a class of our people in this
community, which seems to be perlod-
cauy epidemic.
Last week the public had dished
out to it an account of one young Ne
gro woman cutting to death another ,
over a nasty .love affair between them
and a white man. Both of these wom
en had come up together from child-
ood, being reared by the same wom
an w ho was the mother of one of them.
But environments and evil associa
tions tore asunder the bond of friend
ship which had been formed during
the earlier years of their home-life
and constant companionship.
lhis week the public has another
sensational killing. This time the par
ties to the tragedy are two young Ne
gro men.
Wednesday morning, February 27.
in the brickyard belonging to W. G.
Bush & Co., Sam Mabry was killed by
Newton Smith. Smith claims, it is
said, that the difficulty was brought
on by Mabry. He said that during the
morning he got Into Maory's way and
the latter cursed him,, whereupon he
got a brick and throwing it, struck
Mabry whom he killed. He claims
that he had no Intention of committing
murder, but, to our thinking, that will
be much harder to prove than it is to
Smith claims that Mabry was the
aggressor, but the statements made by
those who saw the whole affair are
rather damaging and do not bear him
out in his claims. He is said to have
thrown the brick at Mabry while the
latter was upon a ladder.
It is not the purpose of this "write
up" to pass upon the credibility of the
statements of those who Witnessed the
difficulty, that lies wholly within the
province of the Criminal Court; but
!ts purpose is to give an account of
what is a fact: The death or killing
of Sam Mabry by Newton Smith.
It should be and, in fact, Is the legi
timate province and mission of every
Negro newspaper to spread among its
people the doctrine of wholesome and
worthy citizenship; to give to them ad
vice in all that pertains to their wel
fare; to point out their faults and con
done nothing that savors of reckless
ness and folly; to commend them for
their right efforts, and, in short, to
point them to the highest Ideals and
lead the way.
There are lots of our young men
and women who read so little that
they have no conception of what that
great force, public opinion, is; and,
therefore, they do not hear its warn
ing voice nor note its ugly, savage vis
age until they have stepped beyond
the fatal line outside the pale of the
law. Then they hear and see, too late,
what before they could not hear nor
Newspapers which chronicle the do
ings of the times, the harbingers of all
that transpires in our civilization, are
o much rubbish to a certain element
of our people, and that certain element
is the one that furnishes the majority
vt cases for the docket of the Criminal
Courts. Their minds are bristling with
the thistles and thorns of bullyism
blind, unreasoning bullyism which,
when once aroused, will not be sati
ated until it has tasted blood blood
which, ere it has had time to gloat
over, palls on its taste.
Murder is a grievous thing a"..., seen
from whatever point of view, is al
ways shocking and revolting. From
the first of Abel by Cain down
through the ages to now, it is one of.
those sins against society that it never
altogether forgets and, -therefore, nev
er forgives. The taker of human life
drags out his existence among his fel
lowinen a "branded Cain," with the
ghastly image of his victim ever be
fore his mind and preying upon his Im
agination. In the Smith-Mabry tragedy, even if
what Smith says concerning Mabry
cursing him, the provocation did not
justify his going to the extremity of

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