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All things come to them that wait, providing they hustle while they w,tit."-CharJc, W. inimon. "Get out of our Bunshine,"-. H. Boyd.
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Vol. II.
Purchase Being -Made By
St. Louis Firm.
"Eight of the large twenty passen
ger coach electric autombiles equipped
with 42 cell MV. exide storage bat
teries and two Westlnghouse . motors
that were purchased in the fall of 1905
by the Union Transportation Com
pany, have been sold to a St. Louis
firm." This is the startling remark
that was made to the large gathering
of stockholders of the Union Trans
portation Company that had assem
bled in the chapel of the Baptist Pub
lishing House, corner Market and Lo
cust streets, Monday night. There
was no business meeting held, be
cause the constitution and by-laws of
this Company require that one-half of
the subscribed stock must be repre
sented to form a quorum.
It was 9 o'clock when President
Taylor announced that there was still
no quorum present and that for this
reason it would be impossible to pro
ceed with the meeting. He said that
he thought it would be best to tell the
stockholders present just what had
been done siwee the last meeting, at
which the executive committee was
instructed, together . with the business
manager, to dispose of all or a part of
the cars on hand in order to meet
some of the indebtedness. President
Taylor said he would ask the business
manager to state just what part of
the transaction ' could be stated off
hand. The business. manager made a state
ment in substance as follows: "Act
ing upon your advice we have suc
ceeded in closing a deal with a St.
Louis firm for eight of the large twenty-passenger
coach electric auto cars,
a part of the fourteen of the original
purchase. The derJ was closed about
twenty-five days ago for a sum which
enabled us to relieve the pressing em
barrassment. These cars were re
paired, the batteries overhauled and
they were put in an operating condi
tion. Of course the money was not
on hand to do this, but arrangements
were made by which the money was
secured and on Friday and Saturday,
the 19th and 20th, the cars were load
ed on the L. & N. Railroad and
shipped to Norfolk, Va., as per the in
structions, of the purchaser. This
leaves only a small amount of the
original purchase price to be paid on
the cars."
In closing, the business manager
stated that there was nothing else
connected with the transaction of any
importance. President Taylor asked
the Secretary to iread a letter from
one of the banks in St. Louis that
held the notes of the ..original pur
chase. The secretary stated that
there was only $734.26 remaining un
paid on the first $20,000 debt incurred
by the Union Transportation Com
pany in the purchase of these cars,
batteries, pumps and other parapher
nalia with freight on the same.
President , Taylor made a lengthy
address to the stockholders. He
stated that he had in the beginning
of the organization vowed to throw
himself heart and soul into the cause.
He felt that what he had belonged to
his people, if they would appreciate
it. He said that he had never before
in his life endorsed notes for any one,
but that he had personally endorsed
these notes at the request of the board
of directors. The notes amounted to
something over $9,000 in the begin
ning. They were to mature quarter
ly, $1,000 each with Interest at the
rate of 6 per cent. He said when the
first note fell due for $1,000 he called
a meeting of the stockholders. "They
met and ordered," said Dr. Taylor,
"you all to meet the note." He also
aid that he and another friend had met
these notes reularly for the past twelve
months, $1,000 per quarter with inter
est, until he flaw there was nothing
else, apparently, that the stockholders
eared to do. He continued in this
strain and gave a complete history of
all the transactions of the company
since its organization.
A Globe representative was pres
ent and took accurate note of the
trend of affairs. , Most of the stock
holders present were ladles, who still
seem to evidence a deep interest in
the affairs of the company. Judging
from the address of the President.
It seems that only cbout three or four
men in Nashville have borne these
burdens. The citizens have paid lit
tle or no attention to the organiza
tion. The thousands of dollars that
have been subscribed in stock have
never yet been paid in, and it seems
that the failure to onerate the cars
is due only to the limited finances put
into the company's hands. They have
never had sufficient funds.
Dr. Taylor stated that the cars had
been bought and would run from Nor
folk to the Jamestown Exposition, a
distance of ten miles. He felt sure
that the people who bought the cars
would operate them, and that he for
one, when he went to the Jamestown
Eixposition, would make it his duty
to take a ride on these cars.
The meeting adjourned until Friday
night, May 10.
' It has been learned that Prof. Da
vid Abner, Jr., of Conroe, Texas,
will spend two or three days In Nash
ville this month. Prof. Abner, it will
be remembered, was elected at the
National Baptist Convention in Mem
phis to succeed Prof. Jno. R. Wilson,
of South Carolina, as Secretary of the
Educational Board, and was tohave
movefl to Nashville early in last De
cember, but after getting back to Tex
as, it is said that such flattering in
ducements were offered Prof. Abner
by schools, and such pressure was
brought to bear by scores of life-long
friends, that he could not tear himself
away. He accepted the presidency of
the Conroe College at Conroe, Texas,
and has decided to remain in the act
ive educational work. He is the
builder of Guadalupe College, which
institution owns a large tract of land
nd many buildings in Seguin, Texas
Tt is learned that he will stop over
here en route to the educational board
meeting which will be held in Wash
ington, D. C, on the 17th of this
month, to tender his resignation as
secretary. His stay here will be for
the purpose of shaking hands with old
friends and looking over the Baptist
publishing house. Prof. Abner is an
educator of national reputation. He
is a graduate of the noted Bishop Col
lege at Marshall, Texas, one of the
largest Baptist schools in the South.
A most disgusting scene was wit
nessed by passers-by on Twelfth ave
nue, just north of the Phillips and
Buttorff foundry, last Saturday after
noon, between 5 and 6 o'clock. A rasr
cally white fellow, apparently fifty
years of age, deliberately made an in
decent exposure of person in the pres
ence of five or six little colored girls,
whose ages ranged from nine to five
years. The old scamp felt perfectly
safe from arrest for his villainous
performance. It .is easy to see
through and back of this old white
rascal's lustful intentions and dirty
gr.me. For an old white 6camp to re
sort to such scoundrelly tactics to
try to inflame the minds of children
would stagger belief, were it not- a
fact. A parallel case of such moral
depravity could not be found in all
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel entertained
a few friends last Sunday from
5 to 7 p. m.. at their cosy home in
Rock City. The occasion was thor
oughly enjoyed. Those present were
Mrs. Annie Mayes, Mrs. Susie Cole,
Mrs. F. White, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
White, Mrs. Driver, iMr. G. Hise. Mr.
Geo. Cole and Mrs. L. Brice.
There will be a banquet to-night at
Walden University under the auspices
of the Young Men's Lyceum. The re
ception will be at the Music Hall,
while the supper will be served In the
dining hall. The invitations that are
extended are indeed beautiful. Prep
arations indicate a very swell afTalr.
The young men have extended a few
Invitations to young ladies in the city
and have been courteous enough to
allow them to invito their escort.
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Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting
of This Denomination.
Last Sunday night at the Howard
services of the thirty-sixth annual
meeting of the Tennessee Association
of Congregational Churches and the
eighteenth annual' 'wasting of' the
Woman's Missionary Union were held.
Many distinguished visitors from Ken
tucky, Alabama, East and West Ten
nessee were in attendance throughout
the sessions. Important subjects were
discussed throughout the . week. Sat
urday and Sunday were busy days for
this annual meeting.
The program Saturday began at 9
io a. m., and continued until noon,
when- recess was had. Sunday morn
ing there was a model Sunday school,
in which many distinguished divines
were present. At 11 o'clock the usual
services were held. An able sermon
was delivered by
The general session proved to be the
most interesting during the day. It
was conducted by the Woman's Mis
sionary Union and opened promptly at
2:30 p. m. by song services. Scripture
reading and prayer in the form of de
votion, lead by Mrs. C. W. Morrow and
Miss A. T. Ballantine, of Fisk Univer
sity. The welcome address on behalf
of the church was delivered by Mrs
James Bond, who is a tireless worker
in all that pertains to the develop
ment of womanhood. She made one
of those timely, entertaining speeches.
An instrumental solo was rendered by
Mrs. J. C. Napier. Letters of greet
ing from Congregational societies, mis
sionaries and friends were read. Next
came an interesting paper by Mrs. M.
W. Jennings, of Memphis, Tenn., sub
ject, "Missionary work in the cities."
The trio by Miss Allen, Messrs. King
and Merrill was indeed entertaining,
A paper on "One need of our working
woman,' by Mrs. A. B. Carter, who is
the Secretary of the Day Home, was
a masterpiece. At this point the meet
ing was given over to the discussion
of the needs of a Day Home. Mrs. Na
pier, the president of the Home, made
an interesting talk, setting forth the
absolute need of keeping such an insti
tution alive. She said she believed
God was with the plan. Mrs. J. G.
Merrill, of Flsk University, read in
teresting letters from missionaries.
An entertaining duet was rendered by
Messrs. Boutte and Merrill, of Flsk.
The President, Mrs. Geo. W. Moore, in
troduced the speaker for the evening
in the person of Rev. J. C. Ryder,
D. D., of New York City, N. Y. Dr.
Ryder is secretary of the American
Missionary Association and is making
an extended tour through the South.
He has visited La Moyne School at
Memphis, Tougaloo University, at
Tougaloo, Miss., the school at Jackson,
Miss., and tame here to attend the
meeting of the Association and to visit
Fisk University. Dr. Ryder is an en
tertaining speaker and although he
spoke forty minutes, at no time did
his audience tire of him. He stated
that he had not been to Nashville since
187C. It was then that he was here
at the invitation of the late Pres. Cra
vath. He had under consideration the
acceptance of a professorship in Fisk.
He sad that the battle was fiercely On
as to whether he should take thly oosi
tlon or go East. Dr. Ryder V -it
was decided on the front porch
tate capltol. "So you can see, con
tinued the speaker, "that that build
ing on the hill has more than a pass
ing significance."
Two beautiful silver collection re
ceptacles were presented to the church.
The presentation speech was made by
Mrs. Geo. W. Moore. The Missionary
Society and the Missionary Union
made the donation. Dr. Bond accept
ed them on behalf of the church. A
collection was then lifted amounting
to $10.09, which was given to the Day
Home by the vote of the session.
While the collection was being lifted.
Mrs. Moore, who was with the original
Fisk Jubilee Singers, sang "Swing
low, sweet chariot," and "In bright
mansions above" in the real Jubilee
air. It inspired the audience and they
gave freely. A beautiful little cradle
in the form of a collection basket was
then brought to the collection table.
Mrs. Moore announced that It was a
gift to the Day Home by Mr. H. Allen
Boyd. - ,
The officers of the ensuing year
were announced as follows: Presi
dent, Mr. Geo. W. Moore, Nashville,
Tenn.; Secretary, Mrs. N. J. Mars,
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Treasurer, Mrs.
J. C. Napier, Nashville, Tenn.; Execu
tive Committee: Mesdames P. R. Bur
rus, J. G. Merrill and W. T. Morrow.
The closing words in unison were then
repeated by the congregation. They
were taken from Micah 6:8.'
Sunday night at 7:45, Dr. J. C. Ry
der preached an able sermon. Posi
tively the largest crowd during the en
tire session of the Association was
present. The doctor's sermon was in
structive and entertaining. Many of
the delegates present during the ses
sion of the Association spent Monday
in sight seeing, visiting the different
institutions and business enterprises.
Several weeks ago a call for a meet
ing of the Educational Board of the
National Baptist Convention was is
sued. This call was sent out by Rev
M. W. Gilbert, the chairman of the
board, with headquarters In New York
City. Another statement has been
made by Rev. Gilbert to the effect
that the meeting will not be held in
Nashville. The change was made nec
essary from the fact that the execu
tive committee of the National Con
vention Is to meet in Washington,
D. C, and since many of the mem
bers of the educational board belong
to the executive committee, it was
decided to hold both meetings in
Washington. For instance, Prof. W.
L. Cansler, of this city, is a member
of both the educational board and the
executive cemmittee. So In order to
make the meetings convenient for
such persons, Chairman Gilbert
changed the call to Washington, D. C,
for May 18.
Invitations have reached Nashville
from the senior class and faculty of
the Atlanta Baptist College and Spel
man Seminary for the commencement
exercises which. begin May 3, at 2:30
p. m., and end May 15, 10 a. m., in
Atlanta, Ga. The class is an unusual
ly large one. There are two Nash
ville boys in the class in the persons
of Joe D. Avent and Clarence E. Al
len. Atlanta Baptist College is one
of the largest schools in the South.
Connected with it, Spelman Seminary
is the largest female school for Ne
groes in the United States.
There was quite a stir and excite
ment created about noon, Tuesday,
April 30, on Jo Johnston, between
Third and Fourth avenues,' by the ar
rest of Mary Winchester at 317 at
the instigation of Jim Smith, a coun
try man. Smith claimed to have been
robbed out of five dollars by the wom
an. He said he gave her $5 out of
which she was to pay 25 cents for
two dinners, but, he claims, she did
not pay for the meals nor give him
back his money. After repeated de
mands for his money, which met with
as many refusals on the part of the
woman, he told his troubles to a po
liceman, who promptly went to the
house and made the arrest.
The woman came as far as the
stoop or small veranda with the offi
cer, but getting there and seeing so
many people watching the proceed
ings, she for a while obstinately re
fused to go farther. The officer caught
hold of her and tried to force her to
accompany him, but she dropped to
the floor a dead weight that he could
not handle, being a very large woman.
After some parleying and some per
suasion on the part of some of the in-
matesvof the house who knew her, she
finally went staggering off with the
officer, for it was evident that she
was under the Influence of whiskey
that "fire water," that 8teal9 away
the brain ere the Imbiber is aware.
From the antics played by other inti
mates of the Winchester woman, who
had gone to give an account to Judge
Baker for her fleecing game, all must
have got some of the liquid delicacy
which, It Is said, was bought at the ex
pense of Smith with hla V.
It is a little more than ordinarily
singular that country men., after they
have heard of city life, are so unsus
pectingly susceptible to the sirenic
blandishment of the spotted doves of
city bagnios.
No. 17.
executive.committee of or
ganizationIet .
In New York for Transac
tion of Business.
After an absence of one week from'
the city, during which time he visited
New York, Philadelphia and Wash
ington, Mr. J. C. Napier, cashier of
the One Cent Savings Bank, returned.
Monday night., When called up over
the 'phone by a Globe representative,
Mr. Napier said he had a very suc
cessful and enoyable trip. He is Ten
nessee's member of the executive com-
mittee of the Negro Business League
and is ever on the alert for anything
that will be of interest to Nashville as
well as Tennessee business enter
prises. It is learned from Mr. Napier and
other sources that the Committee met
in the city of New York in the rooms,
of the Colored Republican Club, No.
138 West 53d street, on Thursday,
April 25 and 26. The members of
the Committee present were T. Thom
as Fortune, Chairman, New Jersey;
Booker T. Washington, President, Ex
Officio, Alabama; Etomett J. Scott,
Corresponding Secretary, Alabama
Gilbert C. Harris, Treasurer, Massa
chusetts; J. C. Jackson, Kentucky;
J. C. Napier, Tennessee; S. E. Court
ney, Massachusetts; M. M. iJewey,
Florida; S. A. Furniss, Indiana; N. T.
Velar, Pennsylvania, and Philip A.
Payton, Jr., New York. Messrs. Fred
R. Moore, National Organizer, New
York, and C. F. Adams, Transporta
tion Agent, Washington, D. C, met in
Consultation with the Committee.
The especial reason for holding the
meeting of the Committee at this
time was to devote an undivided sea
son to a discussion of all matters af
fecting the future of the organiza
tion. The day sessions were held
from three to six o'clock, and night
sessions at 7:30. Dinner was served
in the rooms of the Club by Caterer
W. E. Gross.
Reports as to their work were fur
nished by various officers of the or
ganization. It was shown that 446
Local Negro Business Leagues are in
existence. A larger proportion of
them will be urged to secure charters
from the national organization, more
closely, in that way, to connect them
with the national body. Hereafter,
in the annual minutes of the proceed
1ns of the National League, a com
plete roster of all local leagues with
their officers will be printed. It has
also been decided to recommend to
the Topeka meeting that local leagues
be required to pay Into the national
treasury $1.00 each per year. The
League Is a t present in a fairly satis
factory financial condition. It has
been decided that all of the money
that Is paid into the League from life
memberships at $25 each, shall here
after be kept in a separate fund and
For the purpose of awakening inter
est in the coming meeting to be held
in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, August 14th, 15th and
16th, 1907, the National Organizer, Mr.
Fred R. Moore, will spend two and
one-half months, beginning June 1st,
in the states of Kansas, Missouri,
Texas, Oklahoma and Indian Territo
ries In that section beyond the Mis
sissippi River, where no session of the.
National Negro Business League has
been held. Messrs. J. C. Napier, of
Tennessee, and J. E. Bush, of Arkan
sas, were selected to convey the fra
ternal greetings of the National Or
ganizer to the annual meetings of the
State Negro Business Leagues to be
held respectively at Tallahassee, Fla.
and Meridian, Miss., in June.
The League's usefulness is apparent ;
in all parts of the country, and more
than ever the design will be to enlist
the helpful sympathy and interest tf

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