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THE NASH v ILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1909.
5 p n J L UNERAL OF MISS GEORGIA E. !3 WATKINS. s 282 0 FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY We will take great pleasure in showing them to you. We give especial attention to children's shoes. Give us a call and you will receive courteous treatment. KOYA liiLtn ft 4b Jk M M i nun. i . 1 1 ill i h i c, 221-223 Filth Ave.&Nonl O IIa i buaiy, LARGEST RETAIL SHOE STORE IN THE SOUTH. THE CANTATA RUTH" By A. R. GAUL WILL BE GIVES BY A CHORIS OFSEVESTI VOICES AXD FE01 SPECIAL SOLISTS OS A V 6, 1909 AT BlOO F. m. IN ME H A RRY AUDITORIUM ADVVISSIOIN j 25 CENTS THE CANTATA WILL, BE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JflvS. M. E. BRADE. and visited their offices; among them is Rev. H. S. Berry, formerly pastor o Gay Street Christian Church, Nashville, and who now has charge of the lead ing A. M. E. Church there. He was entertained by Dr. Claude Wade, class of '88. the second dental class to finish from Meharry. All of the graduates subscribed to the hospital fund. At Little Rock he met eleven of the Me harry graduates and received subscrip tions for the new hospital amounting to $115 and addressed the student bod ies of the Arkansas Baptist College and Philander Smith College and vis ited the Colored High School. Dr. W. S. Hall, Dean of Medical department of Northwestern Univers ty, visited Meharry Monday, April 25 QTE3ER 000SE CONCERT FISK MEMORIAL CHAPEL Friday Evening, : May 7th The Greatest Ever "Witnessed by a Nash ville Audience. The Fisfc Literary Club Will Present "Mother Goose" With lOO CHILDREN lOO Solemn and impressive were the funeral services held over the remains of the late Miss Georgia Ella Watkins, ho died at Wilson's Infirmary last riday, April 23rd, after an illness covering several weeks, at the First Baptist Church last Sunday. It was 30 before the funeral procession reached the church and before Mrs. H. McGavock began playing the doleful funeral march that ushered in to the presence of an immense congre gation the remains of this brilliant oung woman. It was heart rendering to see the father brought in in a chair because of his inability to walk. The exceedingly large family and number of relatives were seated in one-half of the center tier of pews. Rev. Dr. El- ngton officiated during the services. The following obituary' was read by Rev. Spencer Jackson, pastor of the St. Andrews Presbyterian (Jnurcn, wno also assisted in the services: Geogla Ella Watkins departed this ife Friday morning, April 23, '09, at 30 o'clock. She was born April 2, 1880. Age 29 years, 21 days. She pro- essed a hope In Christ, Saturday, April 17, 1909. She was very happily converted. She said that God had cer tainly spoken peace to her soul and there was not a shadow between her and her God. She was perfectly re-" conciled to her death and made her own arrangements for her funeral and chose for her text "We" shall walk though the valley and the shadow of death." By this text she she expressed her faith and confidence n God's power to pilot her safely through this valley and shadow of A,a . t. - . death to the haven of rest. She ri' ..T. called the family around her bed- but the most picturesque scene will be one hundred children ranging in ages from three to ten years, many .of , them will take leading parts. The concert consists of Choruses, dramas and panto mines. DO NOT MISS THIS TREAT. Admission, - - Children Under 12, - 25 Cents. - 15 Cents. MEHARRY NOTES. young men of the White Cross League at Fisk University. Quite a number of the senior class of this term have remained in the city reviewing prior to taking the State Board examination of Tennessee both medical and dental graduates The medical board meets May 4, 1909, The Northwestern Christian Advo cate of April 21, after quoting the Nashville Globe's account of the Me harry Commencement, says: "Dr. Huh bard, the veteran dean of the schoo . Tina pnrnprl httrh hrvrmrs in thp wnrlr Dr. G. W. Hubbard has returned , which has grown t0 such fame Apart from an extended trip, stoppong at Memphis, Little Rock and Hot Springs from his sagacity and prudence, h steadfastness to high ideals of profes While at Memphis, a meeting of the sional training and his noble conse- juenarry Aiumni was neia at Lente- r.ration of oonsnicuous cifts and nary M. E. Church. Calhoun street, of which Rev. H. W. Key is pastor. He delivered before this meeting an address touching on the work that Is being done and has been done at Me harry during the past year, after which all were invited to subscribe toward the building of the new hospital. The sum of $250 was raised in subscrip tions. Addresses were also made by Drs. Luck, Terrell, Fields, Kneeland and Rev. Key. lie also visited and ad dressed the students of Howe and Le Moyne Institutes. He met Dr. Mea- tainments, such a result could never have been achieved." RED WHITE AND BLUE CLUB. RIBBON The Red, White and Blue Ribbon Club recently organized with follow ing officers: Mr. Edward Caldwe president; Mr. E'lgar Johns, vice pres ident; Carter Caldwell, secretary Miss Pauline Patton, assistant secre tary; Miss Mild'-ed Sykes, treasurer chem, of Marked Tree, Ark., who sub- The Club meets every Monday nig scribed $25 for the hospital. At Hot at the home of Miss Mildred Syke Springs he met six of the graduates 1300 1-2 Hamilton street. $20 PJAIC lillU FOR MENj WOMEN AND BOYS A Special Showing in all the latest and most up-to-date styles and leather of Ladies' Ankle Strap Pumps, and Men's and Boys' Oxfords. Royal $2.50 Shoe Store 314 UNION STREET. 3 fields of Eden where union and companionship are side and bade them all good-bye, and fft, fe shall do jwre to ak said that she was going to heaven. u i. f"V , , For 10 years she was book-keeper uie w 1IVCI u"a1' for Taylor & Co., Undertaking Estab- nsn aevouon to me caw 01 ngui lishment. She was a faithful and eousness and io greater service in efficient book-keeper ever present at a the walks of life. her post of duty. i Jttesoiveu, inai jusi a we uiu wueu To her parents and family she was last we met in tne nome oi tne ae- very devoted, serving them in every ceased and were so charmingly en- capacity she could. She was an en- tertained in the form of "New Year's ereetic voune woman, never tiring in . Resolutions," "Turning over a new at CCD iny Pay Us a c-a p J Little at a Time "J 1 Up LADIES' SUITS AT U Ladies' Hats $3.50 Up AND BE SURE AND SUITS for SEE OUR rro) UQ) MEN ASM fk MARINE GO. The World's Greatest Credit Clothiers 4II UNION her efforts to perform her duties. She was of a genial and sunny dispo sition , thereby winning for herself a host of friends. She endured her illness with pa tience and fortitude, speaking all the time of going to heaven and leaning ever on God's strong arm. She attended the public schools of Nashville and graduated from the High School in the class of 1898. She was also furnished a business course in stenography at Walden Uni versity, i She leaves a father and mother, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends. Our loss is heaven's eternal gain. Her request was for Rev. Preston Taylor to assist in preaching her funeral, and the family requested Rev. Jackson and Elder Den ny to assist. "Jerusalem, the Golden," was ren dered by the choir, and Rev. Jackson read the Scripture. Prayer was of fered by Rev. Fipps. Mr. Preston Taylor in a most sympathetic manner sang the favorite song of the de ceased,' "Save by Grace." Rev. El lington then preached, taking his text from the fourth verse of the 23rd chapter of the Psalms: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." The passage of Scripture was selected by the de ceased. Dr. Ellington preached a very impressive sermon. He paid a glowing tribute to the departed, going step by step over the life and accom plishments, which was conclusive that her life had been useful both at home and in the business world, fit ting herself in the best educational institutions of the city, filling her chosen profession for more than ten years 'in the employment of Taylor & Company as a competent bookkeeper and accountant. Miss Esther Pink ard, in behalf of the II. T. G. M. Club, of which the deceased was a member read the following resolutions: Whereas, It has pleased the Su preme Ruler of the Universe to send within our circle an unbidden and mysterious guest, who has -stolen one of our number to dwell with angelic hosts above; therefore, be it Resolved, That we, the members of the II. T. G. M. Club, bow with humble hearts to the will of our Om nipotent Father, who giveth and hath taken away, yet we no less mourn her loss and we shall miss her con genial companionship, sunny dispo sition, her true and noble-hearted-ness, and her unswerving devotion to whatever duty that was assigned her. We thall cherish her memory always. We shall miss the light of her countenance, and the memory of her voice shall be ns the ceasing of exquisite music. Resolved, That this, the first link of our chain that has been broken and that has spanned the distance between us and the beyond, shall hot only wound our hearts, but shall open our eyes to the great plan of which we are a part, and that sooner or lat er we shall each stand and every one join the one that stands on the other leaf," as she termed it, when we each and every one with her, who was unconscious of the shadow of death which was so soon to envelop her; rejoicing in health ana in the joy of living, looking forward with unshak en confidence to the future, seeing naught but success and happiness; each and every one, resolved to live in more perfect union and with great er devotion to our club, more love for each other, more sympathy for each one in her sorrows or misfor tunes. We here again in the pres ence of death, before the form that has been locked up in inexplicable mystery, solved only by our hope and the faith which she has so beautifully glorified, do again pledge and resolve to be more in unison, to think more on the things which really count. And when the Almighty One shall again come among us to take hir own, we shall "Mount up with eagle's wings," and that "When on earth we fade and perish we shall '"lossom in that heaven above us." Be it. further Resolved, That the club tender it's heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives, whose grief no words can assuage, whose wounds no balm can hoal and whose loss no gain can compensate. Resolved, That a copy of these res olutions be sent to the bereaved fam ily, a copy to the Nashville Globe and that, they be recorded in the Club Journal. "Safe above the water's swirl, She has crossed the bar; Earth has lost a precious pearl. Heaven has gained a star." Dunbar. The same club furnished flower bearers in the person of Misses L. E. Badger, Lillian Bright. Esther Pinkard, Emma Owens, Fannie and Lillian Banks, Bessie Martin and Mrs. II. A. Boyd. The floral designs were numerous among which was a broken wheel, from the II. T. G. M. Club, with one spoke gone and the letters of the club in gold on the de sign, gates ajar, a massive cross and many others. Miss Watkins was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Watkins, of 1505 Kayne ave nue, (Twelfth Avenue, South) and is the second of the family to pass away within six months. MISS WILLIAMS LAID TO REST. Mi.-?s Alberta Williams was buried Sunday in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery. The bereaved parents mourn the loss of this dear child. The vacancy in that home will cause an aching void for many a day as her place cannot he filled. Her voice will not be heard again. She will not sing hymns of praise as was her custom in the house. The deceased was an attent ive member of the Second Baptist Church as well as an officer of the B. Y. P. U. and a member of the Sun schol and mission workers. The fu neral was preached by Rev. G. B.-Taylor. A HIGH TRIBUTE TO MADAM BROWN BY PROF. J. W. WORK, OF FISK UNIVERSITY. The coming of Madam A. Patti Brown was of unusual interest to the music lovers of Nashville because of the fact that it has been a long time since singers of her type and that of Madam Hackley have visited us. In the distant past Madams Salika,. Flo ra Batson-Bergen and Sisseretta Jones, among the best singers our race has produced, used to come to us, fill our large churches and de light us all. But somehow these vis itations have ceased, probably be cause Nashville "has become self-sufficient in this line and hence has not enthused much over strangers. At Walden and Fisk there have been pro duced so many really good singers and so many first-class renditions of high-class music that it has been rather difficult for visiting musicians to get a hearing. But Madame Brown did get a hearing and was assuredly complimented by the large audiences that greeted her. Her first success in gaining a large audience at St. Paul A. M. E. Church was certainly due to Mr. Evans Tyree, Jr., who managed her local campaign, but her successes at Jackson Temple and Spruce Street Baptist Church were just as certain ly due to her own singing and her own self. After she sang her first concert, al though under adverse circumstances, her audience was satisfied that she was an artist of high rank, and was so satisfied with her that they sang her praises over the city. Conse quently Jacksori Temple was filled, as well as Spruce Street Church. As to Madam Brown herself, she is of such pleasing appearance and winning grace that even if she could not sing quite so well, she would still he acceptable to almost any audience. She has just enough vivacity to keep her from being stiff, and it is plain that she gives herself fully to her art. s (o her singing, there are several things to say. In her coloratura songs and arias she shows that she has worked and studied hard to gain the mastery of her technique, which is indeed good. The flexibility of her voice is remarkable and her control is quite out of the ordinary she shews off her voice best in her smooth and even trills. This charac ter of work, however, gives a kind of intellectual satisfaction, but the truth is, it does not reach the emotions, and filer all the song that reaches the heart is the song that has been best sung. Madame Brown is not at her host in this class of music, al though in it she ranks high. Her strongest point is her singing of those soulful, tuneful songs, sprung from some composer's heart and not his head, and which she ca nso unerring ly send straight to the hearts of her audience. Then, her voice grows smoother, fuller ami more melodious. The quality of her voice.. differs in different registers. Her middle tones are by far the purest and most pleas ing. Her high tones in some places lack a little more paint, which same statement can be male of her lower notes. She selects her songs with good judgment, wherein lies her suc cess with her audiences. Compared with those who are considered our best sopranos she ranks well, and since she is young and still studying, she is certain to rank much higher. Mr. George Clark, son of Rev. and Mrs, C. II. Clark, has returned to the city from Canton, Ky.