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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1910.
P flDRIAI EIMTI? HI SPR INGFIELD IS ROBERTSON COUNTY. BY Wl. I. MILLER. Springfield, the county seat of Robertson. County, is situated on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad 29 miles from Nashville. The popu lation is about four thousand, one third of which is composed of thrifty colored people, who are very indus trious, and who are the peers of any Negroes of the South. They are essen tially hard working, trusting not luck, but 'honest exertions. -These sturdy citizens earn their bread by the sweat of their brows. They are a prover bial home-loving people, vying with each other in making life pleasant for each other. There are none of the happy-go lucky kir.d in all of the boundaries of the -place. All be lieving in work, each one being a con scientious toiler, laying up something for the rainy day. The chief article of commerce is tobacco, there being a multiplicity of warehouses for the handling of the "weed." At this time through out the country the farmers 'and tenants are busy cutting and hauling the green tobacco to shelter. Hundreds of laborers are thus given employment at good wages-. The i Negro tobacco growers are preparing to reap a rich harvest of golden shekels from the American Company at the proper time. Buy ers, it is said, are already on the ground who stand ready and willing ' to take all that is offered at highly Eatisfactory prices. Springfield boasts of a fine pub lic school system. The building is wpII constructed and modern in every respect, having all the necessary fa cilities for the conducting of high class school. The institution is un der the charge of Prof. E. R. Carney, one of Tennessee's heading educators. he is ably assisted by Misses Lena M. Bransford and.M. L. Greene. The churches are the Baptist, Methodist and Christian. The lodges embrace the A. F. A. Masons, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Benevo lents, with their flourishing lady auxiliaries. The Masons own a splen did structure of brick that would well grace a town of larger popula tion. The Odd Fellows, too, own a splendid building These fraternities do much to promote good fellowship. On October 21st and 22nd the farm ers of Robertson County will hold the first and only fair that has been had in the county for twenty years, for people. The other officers are S. P. Vester, vice-president; C. B. Butt, treasurer, and AMn J. Wleatherford, secretary. They all promise the time of your life at the fair. sori'al artist cf Springfield, having a large, commodious shop with all the necessary appurtenances, he also runs in connection with his shop a dry cleaning establishment where he attends to the wants of the masses. He is agent of one of the loading Nashville laundries. He owns a beautiful residence on South Main street, seven blocks from ihe Square. Mr. C. B. Britt is the pro prietor of an establishment in the busiest part of the town, dealing in groceries and country produce. His patronage is very gratifying. His shelves are filled with the best that the market affords. Mr. Britt has been in Springfield for a number of hp received his nrcliminary educa- u tion, graduating from the New Castle Normal College. His attention turn ing to medicine, he matriculated in the Meharrv Medical College at Nash- iTn Tii K- wnirh i , hiiov tnn.! vil'e. The doctor is destined to Ul body seems to like him. Dr. Guy Weaver was also born in the Hoosier State. He attended the public schools of his home until he entered the Normal College at Ma rion, Ind., where he received a pol- ishorl prturatinn. TIr secured his de eree of M. D. at the Indiana Medical fi College and his A. M. from the Pur- U due University. Dr. Weaver hnf formed a partnership with Dr. Bailey and they occupy spaciou rooms in the Masonic buiilding. Miss Martha J. Bell is the fin ished dressmaker and ladies' tailor. Her work is her testimonial of her eminent fitness in her chosen en deavors. She numbers all of the leading white families as her pleased customers. The people of the town are proud to have such a practicable seamstress in their midst. Miss Bell's home is a nice affair with its verdant 'lawn and beautiful flowers. The house is commodious and com- 11 fortable. ( H Miss Lizzie King owns much valu able real estate in the town of SpringfMd and also in the city of Louisville, Ky. She is easily one of the most charming hostesses In the citv. She is an ardent devotee to Calantheism, always making it pleas I ant for visiting transients. She has a most cosy home with all of the luxurious furnishings that go to make life happy and endurable Miss Janie Holland is another or the town's gentlewomen who strive to add her portion to the well-being Colored air The Colored People of Rob ertson and adjoining count ies will give their First In dustrial Fair at Springfield, Tenn. Fri. and Sat, Oct. 21,22 8 1 Remember this will be the first and only Colored Fair that has been held here in d rA-a-r rAAVA f r d "V". rill Q C 1 ' 2 everybody to help us to make this one of the grandest dis plays that has ever been held here since. Premium list will follow this bill in a few days, giving full details of premiums. A. G. CARR. President, and Mtfr. S. P. VESTER. Vice President, C. B. BUTT. Treasurer. ALVIN J. WEATHER FORD, Sec. HEW ORLEANS ACCOUNT NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION SEPTEMBER 14-19, 1910 THE NASHVILLE B4PTIST MINISTERS COHERENCE ii vs si: u;cn:i) i he VIA Yeinphis( Tenn. ILL. CENTRAL R. R. As the official route to the above named convention. Arrangements have been made for through Sleeper and coach to leave Nashville 2:15 p. m. Monday, Sept. 12, 1910, ar rive at Memphis 10:00 P. M. There we will be placed on a Special train which will carry the West Tennessee, Memphis and Arkansas Delegations, arriving at New Orleans 10:00 A. M. Tuesday. September 13. Sleeping tar rates, $3.50 from Nashville, $2.50 from Mem phis Standard. Tourist rate, one half of the above rates. We cordially invite all Middle Tennessee pastors and delegates to join us. BELOW, FIND RATES FROM ALL POINTS ON N. C. & St. L. Ry. Nashville IS 00 MeMinnville 1J 05 Alloa Creek .... IS )." Martin . 15 15 IJell Buckle IS 00 Memphis 12 15 Ceiitfirvillc 18 00 MuiTreesboro IS 00 Cowan IS 00 Napier 17 (JO Deehenl IS 00 Furls 15 80 Dickson 17 05 Sewanee IS 25 Gallatin 10 00 Shelby ville 18 25 Humboldt U 15 Sparta 10 85 1 1 1 1 ii ii t i ii on Jackson Johnsonvillo Lebanon Lexington . . McKenzie. . . years and has amassed considerable property. His note is good at any ss the'; :,7riV:"j r hibitors from all portions of Tennes see. The premium list is a very lib eral one, thus assuring that the fair will more than meet the expectations of its promoters, as already space has been asked for by parties from man,y parts of the state. Robertson County has long been noted for its fine cattle and blooded horses and its h'gh-class farm prod uce. The busy housewives here abouts invite the world to come on this occasion' and view their handi work. Mr. A. G. Carr, the president, says the fair association stands ready to redeem every promise made to the c nnmmiiTiifir QVia ia a firm hia tal lilt? LULU IllUllAiJ . miv I M liever in intelligence, reading all the U wholesome literature that comes her I Ewins Johns is where one eats. ? He has a stocked restaurant with the 1 i 1 w.,n..lmt nttrwAa TTo la nlof ueoL lilt; maiivcL anuiuo. i 1 tho hnst tie aeent tor the wasnvine i Globe. He will always make it in- teresting for a hungry soul Mr. Richard Woodard is a rich widower living about seven miles from Springfield. His farm of rrar a Vmnlrcwrl ao.rfa Is a tliaTVRl of irv, u. I . ... it i t" i t r orfor-tinn hpin? wpII stocked with Uoyd, Mr. ana Mrs. n. a. uoya, mis horses, mules, hogs and cattle. He Mary Pride, Miss Bessie Martin, lit- lie rvautj Aiucuiuc uuju, Aveva. i . S. Ellington, G. B. Taylor, Prof. J. D Crenshaw, Rev. A. W. Porter, Jas. Slaughter, G. B. Bolden, J. C. Fields, 15 15 Sumnerlown 17 00 18 55 Tullahoma .... 18 00 15 05 Union City 15 50 10 25 Wartrace 18 00 14 80 Waverly 10 SiO 1 80 Winckestcr 18 00 limit returning Sept. 21, 1910. If rate frcm cur station Is rot given write Powell Phil- lip. Pass. Aqt. N. C. & St. L. R. R. Nashville, lor ?ny turlrtr tntcriration, or the follow Ing Committee on transportation; Rev. Wm. Paynes, R. R. No. 3, Box 43; Rev. E. M. Lawrence. 409 lav St : Kcv. J. I. hews. !ujI Jetterson M Nashville, Icrn. p. S. Those desiring berths, write to Rev. t. M. lawrence, 409 Cay St. I I is a great wheat and tobacco raiser He has a fat bank account f XT 'rfiiian ta nunlhon nna rtt tho I 1 1 1 . . . 4 4- J 1 . . f . i - -. ' " - - " ' rpsin.pnce w uu is ve v iiiiuiKij' iui- . , ... j i : : ! county s successiui lanners turn tu- ,U!3Utut : hacro raisers. He lives in. a big two Alvin J. Weather ford is proprietor story house near Cedar Hill. He is n.t tViQ ManViattan PrPB;Infi' f.lllh. R;LSt 1 n v, ,nmrnl4i nf May street. This club dyes, cleans , life. IIis barns and outhouses are J C JJjJ??. and presses by modern methods. npaMv kent. His table is famous Old tailor made suits, jackets and j for red ham eravy, the king one can cloaks are "regenerated ana Dorn s.meii a 0ff Among the other enterprising land owners and tobacco raisers are Meredith Holland, John Scoggins, again" when taken to the Manhattan. Mr. Weatherford is highly esteemed by his fellow-citizens of the town. He is a property owner, having a nice home and other real estate. In the medical profession we found Dr. W. T. Bailey, who was born and reared in the state of Indiana, where J. L. Harding, Rev. Geo. N. Dickson, iFayetteville; J. L. Swift, Tullahoma; Rev. Simmons, Decherd, and four del egates from Clarksville, Tenn., with the Hopkinsville, Russellville, Madi son and Elkton, Ky., delegations. Rev. Robert Mitchell, D. D., of Bowling Green, Ky.; Rev. Jno. H. Frank and Prof. Wm. Stewart, with the Louis ville and Kentucky delegations; Rev. J. F. Thomas, D. D., and his Chicago E. M. Lawrence and wife, Rev. Wm. Haynes and wife, Rev. W. L. Craft and others whose names could not bo learned, but it is said that quite a coach load will go from here over this route, which was made the offi cial route by the City Ministers' Conference. SPRINGFIELD NOTES. The City School opened this week with a good enrollment. Mr. F. G. Carney principal. Mr. Odia Woodard, Miss Luvlna Swinney and also Mr. James Fort t X i, t T w 1 t, ti t C J- F. Thomas, D. D., and his Chicago John Moore,, John West, P. II. John- egatlon. ReVi c D. Douglass and 1 sent last Sunday in Clarksville with son. These gentlemen own from 7o to 100 acres of good tobacco land. Miss Luvina Sweenie is the Globe correspondent at Springfield. MARRIAGES. Nelson Woods and Blanche Smith. Ed Hays and Cora Cheatham. Jackson Mayes and Magie Vaughn. Sam Kellum and Bettie Wooten. Samuel J. Alford and Willie May Kirkpatrick. Wm. Andrew White Kirkpatrick and Lililie Dozier. Anderson Rankins and Alice Mc Nairy. Frank Primm and Eflio Turner. Will Owens and Velucor Burnett. Joe Kittrell and Clara Wright. I Minnie Waddy. 1811 Malone alley, 68 years. Alice Paul, 51 years, Davidson County. Lucinda Swanson, 50 years, Bir mingham, Ala. DEATHS. Winston, Lake Providence, McKiney street, 60 14 Hill Mary 54 years. Jas. Cobb. years. Jas. T. Coldwell, Mill street, months. - Frank C. Smith, 9 South street, 64 years. Hanna Lee, 14 Fisk alley, 49 years. Robert Green, City Hospital, 57 years. Roxey Maddux, 918 Twelfth ave nue, North, 86 years. RuPoby Mitchell, Douglass and Forty-third avenue,' North, 7 months. Susie Hamilton, 416 Eighth ave nue, North, 46 years. Wm. Sanders,, 1319 East Hill street, 24 years. Laura Collins, 608 Fourth avenue, South, 50 years. Henry Kennedy, City Hospital, 24 years. Tempie Waggoner, 940 Third av enue, North, 78 years.. Sallie Corn, rear 508 Broad street 60 years. John Neweom, 1006 Sixth avenue, North, 16 years. Mushel Tyree, 2129 Nance street, 6 years. the Cincinnati delegation; Revs. W. B. and J. L. E. Burr, with the Colum bus, Ohio, delegation; Revs. Brown and the Pittsburg and Pennsylvania delegations and others fiom the North. egation will have a special Baptist Rev. W. F. Graham, of Richmond, train all the way to New Orleans and Va., and a part or the Virginia aeie- is scheduled to arrive in the Crescent sation will also come thi3 way. city at 3:00 o'clock Tuesday. The The Tennessee towns which will ride will he a picturesque one, they contribute to this special train will will pass such Important stations as be Lebanon, Smyrna, Murfreeiboro, Benjamin Wadey, 53 years, Mur- Columbia .and Pulaski, Tenn., where Tullahoma, Decherd, Fayetteville, tney picic up delegates, thence Winchester and McMinnville through Athens, Decatur, Birming- Those who leave on the first train, ham, Montgomery and Mobile, Ala., which goes by Memphis, will be Rev. where they will be joined by the Al- freesboro, Tenn. Annie Abernathy, 30 years, 1821 Cedar street. Joan Voss, 87 years, 2424 Herman street. Celia Compton, Troba avenue, 65 years. Clemmie Gooch, 1616 Jackson street, 20 years. Maulton Garland Harris, 4015 Hill street, 1 month. Infant of Elmore and Fannie Wil son, 639 Woods street. Annie Louise Franklin, 1002 Elev enth avenue, North, 60 years. Nancy McClelland, City Hospital, 70 years. Thomas Green, 809 Twenty-fourth avenue, North, 0 Months. Ben Harris, City Hospital, 9 years. Miss Maggie Cornell. 'Miss Ida Lucas and sister Lula Lu cas are yet attending the Gallatin fair. Mr. James Fort is still in Spring field. We have two colored doctors In our town of Springfield. Miss Lena Mai Brandsford, Miss An nie L. Bryant and also Miss Martha Bell spent last Sunday" in Nashville. Mr. Bob Breadlove and wife have left Springfield for Knoxville. Mr. Will Gaines is still the leading cad driver of Springfield. TWO DELEGATIONS WILL LEAVE FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION. Two delegations of Baptists will go from Nashville to New Orleans to attend the National Baptist Conven tion, both leaving the city Monday. The first delegation will leave over the Ni C. & St. L. railroad at 2:00 p. m. Monday direct to Memphis, ar riving in Memphis at 10:00 o'clock Monday night. From Memphis they take the Illinois Central Railroad, most of the Nashville people taking a special sleeping car that is being arranged for them there. They are due to reach New Orleans Tuesday before nooni. The second delegation will leave Nashville Monday night at 9:00 o'clock from the Union Sta tion going direct over the L. & N. Railroad to New Orleans. This del- abama, South Carolina and Georgia delegates. . Before leaving Nashville they are preparing to entertain the Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky delegates, who are coming by way of Nashville so as to join the party here. When asked why they were going in separate bodies, Rev. Chas. II, Clark, D. D., who is carrying this special train out of Nashville, stated that the City Ministers' Conference selected the official route, but he thought that since the Northern del egates had planned to come this way it would be best to remain over to entertain them. Many prominent di vines will pass through the city, and since Nashville is a stopover point, they will spend several days here on their return and be entertained by several pastors and prominent lay men of this city. Attached to this special Baptist train, which leaves the Union Station at 9:M o'clock, will be comfortable day coaches and chair cars for the delegates with sleepers for those who desire them to New Orleans. This ride will enable the passenger to see the Gulf of Mexico from almost early morning until three In the afternoon, as they go through Mobile right along the edge of the Gulf. Those who contemplate leaving on the special Baptist train a 9:00 o'clock Monday night are Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Clark, Dr. and IZvs. R. II. NATIONS' CONGRESS BRADEN FIELD FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 17, ii v Tin: WM UNIVERSITUS) II IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF A NEW DORMITORY. New York Artists and Australian Acrobats have been engag ed to entertain the patrons. The Hindoos will hive the pa rade of "The Sacred Tooth" the first night. Don't miss this entertainment. PROF, J. B. BAUE. President of Circle. MRS. I. B. SCOTT, Treasurer of Congress. MISS M. E. BRAD1N. Secretary of Congress. MRS. E. M. DICKfRSON, Ms-m. TAKE UHARF AVENUE CAR.