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i 1 te-a II II CI II A It 'All things come to them that rait, providing they hustle while they wait." Charles W. Anderson. "Get out of our sunshine." R. H. Boyd. Vol. II. NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY. MAY 24. 1907. No. 20. .hi '! 1 Railway protec tive assmiation CELEBRATED ITS SECOND ANNI VERSARY At Its Beautiful Hall, Monday Night 1 3 WITH A MAGNIFICENT BANQUET AT WHICH WERE MANY IN VITED GUESTS VICE PRESI DENT BOWLING, MASTER OF CEREMONIES SO M E ABLE SPEECHES WERE' MADE BY PROMINENT CITIZENS. Tne second anniversary or tne, nan- way Protective Association of Nash ville was celebrated in the beautiful hall, corner Tenth avenue, North, and ""Vt Cedar street, Monday evening, May 20, Invitations were sent out to more than two hundred guests, nearly all of whom responded with their presence. . This second entertainment was styled as a "library entertainment" and'was for the purpose of permitting the friends of the. Association to show their high regard by the number of books they would bring to Increase the library and reading room It was 9:15 when the vice president, Mr. Humphrey Bowling, called, the meeting to oraer ana announced tne purpose of the organization. He said that he- was jiot a speaker and that those who knew him would agree that he had never attempted to make a speech. Yet owing. to the absence of the president, he was forced to act as spokesman for the occasion, as well as master of ceremonies. Mr. Bowling said: wfi mm hefom von to-nteht. la- Me PPnttAmen: to announce that although our organization is only in its second year, we havejnade won- derful progress. We organized in this hall two years ago with no furniture, Last Saturday night between 10 and no fixtures of any kind. We also sat U o'clock the residents in the neigh here on a bench. We had no money borhood of Seventeenth avenue, North, in the treasury, and if we have made Patterson and Cedar streets were any progress at all, you ladles and startled to hear a pistol shot. Upon gentlemen present will be able to de- investigation it was learned that two . . r . ... . miifori hnvm nhmit fniirteen and ni- term ne from tne appearance oi me ... the number of books in our llDrary. I financial condition unless I tell you. We nave on nana in one uauii uvci $700 drawing interest at the rate of 4 ' per cent. We have over $400 in the One Cent Savings Bank. We have i paid two death claims, and we are ' able to now pay any claim that might ! he nresented to us on thirty minutes' '- n oro nnreiv a nrnteo.tlve association and we give protection to lillZ oT our members. We r. , coii nthiv rins to nav. Have yjiiiy omctii mviiwiii j v r - A Li -ly-w rt :h,ere w.e ! r "rri LUIS. VJUl 11U1UC liJ vrii vv ' " and friends; but our membership is . . , x- in,i omninvwm resinciea u me ictmvcvu ns i t i iTr coir thrxt the nf. exclusively, vve ou a, w ficials of the railroad have given us mment nnri to-dav we jlCltl, t-iiv-vmui0vii.vwv, ' x- I have the assurance from tne nignest officials that so long as this institu tion remains as it is, we are welcome, thrice welcome, to such properties as we now hold, and with prospects of ' getting more." At this point the speaker said that he would introduce the speaker of the evening. He then said that Dr. C. V. Roman had been asked and had con sented to deliver an address. Dr. Roman arose, and in that easy, fluent wav of speaking, announced his subject. He stated that it would be a very short subject, one consisting of onlv three letters, and that he would like for every one present to remem ber the subject. He selected "Why as his subject. In the course of his remarks Dr. Roman said: "T would like to put a great big in- rrnrratlon noint in the head oi eveiy Negro in the United btates. would follow up i 0 t a I If we 'why' vth'ln" hanuened as it did to us as yuiiue, ii .,. i,,q ever n neonle we would ceruumy a people, ra(.G problem it nnnlrt ever be solved by not a,sU "Lt Tn la in Southern . A V. niif tMlI nllTl ,nreu Europe waeu S0TnL i nf !n,t 'Why' led him invtisrntlon. on to mr laue a unMi'u" - 'was Chrltorbr Columbus, This man and notwithstanding hfe was put down as a crank, he followed this 'why' unv til the discovery of America was the result. "The Negro, if he. would ' ask why laws were passed against him, re stricting his privileges and his liber ty; why his dollar was not worth as much as any one else's; why he was not given a fair trial, and a thousand other things, would soon either have the question answered or know the reastirt why; Those acquainted with geosrf h Ksim hyhleS J": ography, know that if a ship. Is placed In the current at Cape Verde, ' Africa, it would of its own accord float in the current to America. Why, then, did the Negro not get a ship and come to America of his own accord, then go back and bring the white man as a slave?" Continuing, Dr. Roman said: "It is strange that , one Negro in a park in New York, where there were ten thou sand whites, would receive a brick thrown from the outside. The Negro will ce.rtninlv hold that the brick was thr0Wn at him, yet the party on the outside who threw the brick did not even know that the Negro was on the Inside. .Why should this brick strike him? This is the question to be asked at all times." The address was one that will evi dently put the people to thinking. The hall was crowded to its uttermost and the entertainment was enjoyed throughout. Mr. J, C, Napier and Dr. R. P. Boyd were also Introduced and made timely addresses. Refreshments were served afterwards, and Dr. ROman Was pre- sented with a beautiful cake Hi the shape of a heart. After all had par- taken of refreshments, Dr. A. M. Townsend was invited to the instru- ment and piayed "God be with you till we meet again," the guests present joirxlns In the singing, ld by Mr. Rnwiitii rr-niiv two hundred volumes of the L,m - P cowtihns hv well-known Ne- awQ nA nv whif authors were contributed to the entertainment. r UoaA ,n Q A th n na i a of the donors were entered. . PRMISCUOUS SHOOTING. - w g d the Mirhinsr in front of their homes, and . ,,rVirv VinnnpnPfl n who happened along ,crh oa ho so ri that he would fire the air In order to frighten the boyg and keep tnem off tne street at that time of njght. The statement ab0ut firing into the air, however, was not corroborated by the boys, for they ciaim that the bullet whizzed by their heads so closely that it nearly scared them to death. The mother of one or the bovs. who was sitting on her porch, saw the affair and she states that the light from the pistol indicated that it was not fired in the air BROWN-FISHER NUPTIALS , , v, Invitations are VXfrertrude fomine marriage of Miss ueitruae r. . if n a L,lUian Eisner 10 mi. . . ln .nXrn in O.hl mown wmcn w - cago, 111., Tuesday evening, June b, at 8 o'clock. The ceremony win oe performed at the Olivet Baptist Church, corner 27th and Dearborn streets. Mies Fisher is the daughter of Rev. E. J. Fisher. D. D., pastor of the Olivet Baptist Church in Chicago. She is well known in Nashville, her father having pastored at one time the "" '.,. M, thU spruce a reet City. ttllSS risnei ni v,v.....--. with the Baptist Publishing House in the proof-reading department some years ago. The groom-elect, Mr. George D. A. Brown, is said to be one of the leading young business men in the Windy City. -There will be a re ception at the church after the wed ding They will be at home Friday, June 14, from 3 to 5 and from 8 to 10 p. m. at No. 1411 West 61st street, Chicago. REV DR CLARK AT HOPKINS VILLE, KY. siiiwiav. Mav 19. Rev. C. H. Clark delivered the baccalaureate sermon at I .. , 1 j rw,in rV11ovi rkf Ken- tne Jiaie aim ti uv . tucky at Hopklnsville, in the Union Tabernacle, the largest and most spa- I niMin nil IT1 TMJll I'.II.V. Ul . VJlCLl . l""J been invited for the past ten years ,!,!, this sermon. Being a na ; of Kentuckyt lt that there is no way of excusing himself from this task. Prof. Frazier is tne presi- I dent of the school. f- j as. S ..,.,,'-- I ' : ' ' j i & I . i i - - - . .. . - j ROBERT (BOB) ROBERTSON. Murderer and Suicide. DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT. A most delightful entertainment was that of Friday night. May 10, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wood folk, of 1033 Sixteenth avenue, North, in honor of their daughter, Miss Bes sie L. The dining toom was beauti fully arranged with two tables which seated seventeen, and cut flowers con sisting of peonies, roses, red and white carnations and fern. The guests were escorted into the dining room, led by Miss Clara Hightower and Mr. Ira Scott, where a three-course menu wa served. Dancing music, flinch and whist were the features of the evening. Those present were Miss Clara Hightower, Madaline Carter, Helena M. Lowe, Georgia Carnell, Anna Young, Jennie Webster, Henry A. Brown. Bennetta L. Foston and Bessie L. Woodfolk, Messrs. Frank G. Smith, Jr., Arthur. Fite, Ira Davis. Howard and Edward Salters, John M. Foston, Samuel Johnson, George Har ris, David H. Alexander, Allie Leroy Bennett. Ira Scott, Amos Allison, Charles lx)we, Allan Carter and Wm R. Woodfolk. Mr. Leroy Bennett and Mrs. WoodroiK presided over me la- u e. Tne euesis leu exnressimi uituiKa and saying that they had highly en- joyed themselves. Misses uara mgn- tower, Henry A. Brown, Madaline Carter and Benetta L. Foston presided at the piano. JASPER TAPPAN PHILLIPS RE- CEIVES A FLATTERING OFFER. Mr. Jasper Tappan Phillips, the sec ond son of Bishop and Mrs. C. H. Phillips, of this city, who will gradu ate from the college department of Fisk University next month, is the recipient of a very flattering offer of employment. The President of Tex as College, which is located at Tyler, Tex., offered him the chair of Latin, French and German in that institu tion. The position pays a lucurative salary and is a very dewirable berth. Mr. Phillips has taken the offer under consideration, but as yet has not def initely decided whether or not he will accept. The offer, coming as it does before Mr. Phillips has received his degree, is a fine compliment to the HOiiuy wiucn ne oses aim me e.v . t f i i -v i v. , - .1 il., - cellent reputation which he has made at Flak. KILLED IN ST. LOUIS. Mr. Abraham Brown, an old resident of this city, was killed by a train of cars in St. Louis a few clays ago. Mr. Brown was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church when the place of worship was on McLemore street, near, Jefferson, and left the city a number of years ago. BENEVOLENT PROTECTIVE OR- DER OF ELKS. Last Monday nicht quite a number of gentlemen assembled at Stringer orwl Thnmna lmrhpr slimi nnil went. into a temporary organization of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, I liriVlilft. IUMI iiaviviuui i'i t j,-wi.j ville, Ky. This organization will meet - .next Monday nignt May z(. at 8 o'clock at the Clarion office. The ex alted Ruler W. W. Williams, of Louis ville, is expected to be present and de liver an address. MRS. BROUGHTON ARRIVES SAFELY. A cablegram was received in this city last week by Mr. J. A. O. Brough- ton from Gibraltar, announcing the safe arrival at that port of the party of which Mr. Broughton's wife was a member, en route to the World's Sun day School Congress at Rome, Italy. The party had an excellent passage and all were reported well. They pro ceeded from this famous port, making several stops at famous places, to Rome, where the Congress was in session this week. On the return passage the party .will make the trip overland, passing through Italy. Switzerland and France. They will spend a few days in England and re embark at Southampton. TENNESSEE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. Very interesting exorcises were held. Rev. Nathan Smith was over, feeling in the best of spirits. He gave such instructions to the girls and boys that will not be forgotten by them soon. Twenty-five boys who joined the church on Sunday, May 5, with an addition of seven move, were given the right hand of fellowship by the Rev. Mr. Smith, of Ebenezer. We cordially invite any and all who feel disposed to give us a visit any Sun day afternoon at 2:30. Our baptizing will take place Sun day, June 2. SMALL FIRE ON STREET. CRAWFORD On Wednesday night about 9:15 an alarm was turned in from box 17. Engine Companies Nos. 1 and 5, cham ioal engine No. 4 and. the hook and ladder company responded. The fire originated in a house on the corner of Crawford street and Sixth avenue The building is a tenement house and is occupied by several families. The flames were discovered in tho apart ments of Mrs. Jennie Murray. The entire household effects wore either destroyed by fire or ruined bv water. Mrs. Murray was seen by a Globe re porter, and upon being asked how the fire started, stated that she could not tell, as there was not even a lamp left burning in the room. Very little damage was done to the building. JOTTINGS FROM PYTHIAN HALL. One bright Sundav morninc a few weeks a-vo as the Pythian Hall was filled with candidates waiting to be Initiated into tint ancient and honor able Order, a new and novel sensa tion occurred. As one good brother was waiting in lino to go through the last sacred rite that would make him a full-fledged Knight, becoming sud denly seized with the dread of what had gone before and what was to eome. seeing an oueii window behind him at least sixteen feet from the rround. leaped out and was gone. The last seen of him he was still run nine on the road toward Gallatin and a fellow traveler asking the matter, got the following reply "Are they still after me?" BOB ROBERTSON'S BODY RECOVERED EROM CUMBERLAND RIVER NEAR LOCK No. I. By A. II. Gibson, a White Fisherman. ROBERTSON, WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIS WIFE, THURSDAY NIGHT, MAY 16, ENDED THE WHOLE TRAGIC CHAPTER BY SUICIDING THE SAME NIGHT BY JUMPING INTO THE CUMBER LAND RIVER. The body of Bob Robertson, who shot and killed his wife, Minerva Rob ertson, at the home of Rev. J. L. Kirk patrick, No. 133 Eleventh avenue. North, Thursday night, May 1G, was found in the Cumberland River, near Lock No. 1, Tuesday afternoon, May 21, about 2 o'clock by A. H. Gib son, a fisherman. A. H. Gibson (white) was seen Wed nesday morning at the undertaking establishment of Taylor & Co., by a Globe representative, and said while engaged in his calling near the dam something came in contact with one of his hooks, and in pulling it ashore, he discovered that it was the body of a man, which was identified as that of Robertson. - The finding and recovery of the body was made known to Sheriff Johns, who sent two of his deputies to the scene to ascertain the facts. Other officers and persons also went. The identification of the body as that of Robertson was complete. On the remains the following things were, found: A diamond pin, watch and chain, $85.33, pistol and several rounds 0f cartridges Robertson, it is thought, must have made his desperate leap to death from the wall of the dam as was indicated by the close proximity of his body to it when found. . Near where he went lown in the still water outside the influence of the river's swift current, his body remained until discovered by coming in contact with A. H. Gib son's fishing tackle. The body was well preserved despite the fact it had remained in the river nearly a week. Taylor & Co.'s ambulance brought the boiy to that establishment to pre pare it' for burial, which took place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Lizzie Lane, on Eighth street, East Nash ville. Rev. Wm. Haynes officiated. Robertson was a man of consider able business tact, quiet and unas suming. For a number of years he "ias been doing a thriving business as i commission salesman for several leading mercantile establishments of the city:, for instance: Cline & Gor don, Varley & Bauman, and The Cast-aer-Knott Dry Goods Co., these being among the most prominent business firms in their respective lines. He was by far no porter, as was given out at the time of the tragedy by one of the daily papers. At the time of his death he must have been doing a business of more than $3,500 with the several firms, as his indebtedness with them, as they claim, was somewhere near $1,700. It is hardly reasonable to believe that he was doing a business with these firms of affairs on less than a ."0 per cent, cash basis. If his ash per cent, basis was 75 per cent, which seems more likely, then his ,'olunie of business was several hun Ired dollars in excess of $3,500. Por ters do not usually transact business to anything like to the amount of that Nvhich Robertson was doing with the above-named firms, ns evidenced by their claims and their .'.crumble for 'lis property. The slaying of his wife was the in stigation of Robertson committing sui cide. Too well did he know what con- -I'quences to expect it ne answered the law the people for his rash act. What goaded and drove Robertson to such desperation there must be for ever nothing more than conjecture. What was at the bottom of his domes ie troubles the inquisitive world must nit its finger on its closed Hps, shake 'ts heud and pass on. for the lips of 'he two principals in the tragedy hus band and wife, slayer and slain are closed forever, locked in the silence ot death.