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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1910. 0 II rrn fL IS if v AfiyL scon o (DluicafiOg HIE At 3IONDAY Janiiiiaiify AT ISHiHT O'CLOCK, rxiiuit this ai:simji:s or mi: Geo. W. Hubbard Hospital Club "Miss Burton, a graduate of Chicago Mus ical Conservatory, possesess an exceptionally powerful dramatic soprano voice. She is one of the favorite vocalists in Chicago, her home city." Ame. E. J. Hockley. , Prof. Craig Williams, (formerly Assistant Musical Director at Howard Uuiversity, now Director of Chicago Conservatory,) says: "Miss Burton has one of the most pleas ing voices among the female singers of the race. Her high notes show exceptional color". Admission 25c. G. W. HUBBARD NAME OF NEW HOSPITAL AT MEHARRY First Wing of Building Dedicated Thursday. EVERY DETAIL CARRIED OUT AS ARRANGED HEAD NURSE ON THE GROUND WITH CORPS OF HELPERS CONVENIENCES OF INSTITUTION UNSURPASSED EACH FLOOR A PALACE IN IT SELFOPERATING ROOM WILL ACCOMMODATE OVER HUN DRED STUDENTS. The George V. Hubbard Hospital which was nothing more than a mere preposition a little less than eight months ago has become a grand real ity, and Thursday saw the formal opening of what Is destined to be a magnificent institution.. This hos pital is an addition to the famous and well known Meharry Medical College, of Walden University, and is located on Second avenue, South, near Chest nut street. For some time before the exercises people gathered in the auditorium and thronged about the street viewing the building which stands high above the street. The Meharry Band was in ev idence and dispensed several fine se lections. The people moved into the auditorium and were seated. It was A v I vv Li t? ft Oik 0 DIPSHLTLdD EVENING, 1911 9 "Miss Burton adds to a fine stage presence and charming personality, a voice of unusual sweetness and power." New York Age. "The young soprano, encompassing a well defined characterization of stage deportment appearing lovely and thoroughly effective in vocal detail magically fascinated the en tire assemblage by the sweetness of her voice and her caressing colorature." Smart Set Brooklyn, N. Y. Reserved Seals 35c. only a few minutes after 1:30 p. m. be fore every seat in the building was taken and portable chairs were pressed into service. This however did not suffice, and standing room was soon at a premium. The University Orchestra, under tho diie'ction of (Miss M. E. Braden, began a processional inarch, and the hospital nurse class, which was in uniform, entered and marched to the front of the center aisle, followed by the in ternes, who were also in uniform. Be hind the Internes came the senior medical class of '11. The choir opened the exercises by singing, "All hail the power of Jesus' name," and Rev. T. W. Johnson, for merly pastor of Clarke Chapel M. E. Church, invoked div'ne blessings. The choir then favored the audience with a Jubilee selection, "Good News," led by Miss Maude Roberts, which re ceived a hearty applause. De'.wi Hubbard announced the pur pose of the meeting and gave a bit o! history of the movement which had re sulted in the erection of the building now about to be dedicated. He made mention of several persons, clubs ana other organizations that had labored faithfully and effectively in securing and providing means to meet the ex pense of erection and furnishing. At the close or his remarks he introduced Bishop Walden, President of the Board of Trustees of the University. Bishop Walden spoke at length and told of the time when he attended a medical college in Cincinnati. He said the advantages offered by college., in those days was far inferior to whai the student begins with to-day. Tho Bishop urged the students' to main tain the dignity of the profession. "I have been thinking,' he said, "of the relation of the medical profession to the problem of the Negro race." "The graduates are themselves an ob ject lesson of what it is possible to accomplish." The greatest benefit, h? urged, is (he improved sanitary condi tion the Negro doctor is abio to bring about and that is so much needed. Governor Patterson who had been invited to attend was detained at his office and sent greetings. He regret ted his inability to be present. Dr. R. F. Boyd was asked to intro duce the Mayor of Nashville, the Hon. Hillary Howse. Dr. Boyd was in a speaking mood and entertained the au dience in a prolonged introduction iii which he told an amusing incident ot himself when a candidate for mayor of Nashville. Hb emphasized how the Negro people of this city love and re spect Mayor Howse for being so broad. In short, he Paid, "He is the Mavor of all the people, white and black." Mayor Howse eulogized Dean Hub nard on the great amount of uplifting work ho had done since he had known him which was 21 years or more. A glowing tribute was paid the Negro citizens of Nashville by Mayor Howse who declared that no city of its size could boast of as large, a population of energetic, moral and refined citizens as is found here. Dr. Kumler, President of Walden University, spoke next in an entertain ing manner. He presented Dr. M. C. B. Mason and called him the "prince of orators," his "brother in black." Dr. Mason, elegant and brilliant, al ways possessing a word of wisdom, spoko pleasingly for several minutes. Be saw great possibilities in the fu ture. He made a plea for Africa which stands in need of all civiliza tion can give her. He appreciated the growing feeling of brotherly love and mutual helpfulness between the .races. Fisk University had several repre sentatives present. A communication was read from Dean Wright. Dr. Morgan, Dean of the Dental De partment of Vanderbilt University, was introduced and spoke entertain ingly. He revered the name of the sainted Dr. Braden. Dr. Hubbard styled Dr. Morgan as a friend who had stood" by him. Dr. Morgan said he was the son of an ex-slave holder and stood as a link between the old and the new; that in anti-bellum days he had much association with the Negro people and they had never taught him one unprincipled act The last speaker to appear was the Hon. J. 0. Napier, who has recently been appointed Register of the Treas ury of the United States. Hon. Mr. Na pier has just returned from Washing ton where he attended a meeting of the trustees of the Jeanes' Fund. He said he was delighted at the occasion of the evening aud was glad of an op portunity tp express his sympathy with the movement. Mr. Napier is a member of the faculty of Meharry, holding the position of Professor of Medical Jurisprudence. After the exercises in the auditorium the audience assembled before the hospital where the dedicatory exer cises were conducted on the steps of the building by Bishop Walden. At the completion of the dedicatory exercises the hospital was thrown open and several hundred visitors took advantage of the opportunity to inspect.the building. Only One Wing. The present structure represents only one wing of the contemplated building and is a three story brick in cluding the basement, which is itself a ground floor by reason of the physic al condition of the location. It occu pies a space 44 x C4 feet, and contains twenty-two rooms, some of which are large enough to seat a hundred or more students. Construction of Building. The workmanship on the building is in every way first-class and is of a type that makes it equal to modern institutions of its kind. The utmost considerations have been observed to make it convenient and hygienic, having an abundance of light and air. A modern steam heating plant has been installed and is in operation, en abling the operators to obtain and maintain any temperature desired. Throughout the building is well ap pointed anl is provided with the most up-to-date sanitary plumbing. The cost of this wing is fifteen thou sand dollars, six of which was secured from a fund which iha been accumu lating for several years. Nearly five thousand dollars was raised by the Hospital Club, most of which was con tributed by the alumni and present student body. It is said the Freed man's Aid Society has agreed to give two thousand dollars toward the build ing. In addition to the subscriptions already received about one thousand dollars is needed. Several wall-known firms of this city were awarded contracts for va rious portions of the work. The stone work was done by Ward & ;air; Norman & Rhodes Co. did the brick construction; the plastering was done by Robert Fage; the steam healing outfit is from the American Radiator Co.; Robert Sharp is responsible for the architec ture, while John II. Adams did the carpentry work. Will Serve the Public. In addition to serving the public at large the Hubbard Hospital will meet all the requirements made by the American Medical Association, of which Meharry Medical College is a member, in providing practical clini cal work, also in the training of nurs es. Everything necessary for the ini tial opening hns been secured and though the institution ia in a position to receive many necessities in the form of linen, etc., enough has been secured to warrant th opening, and maintain the hospital Jn running or der. From time to time as donations are received the facilities will be en larged. Some Generous Donors. Tho Ladies' Hospital. Club, has raised $785. o.'! which has been used in buy n. g fin nidiinga. e.;ime a hueral amount of linen and hospital supplies were presented at a i!u :i tiuwer Tuesday night, Decem ber G. A u'uiilier of individuals and clubs have contributed $30 for fitting up toem,-, which will bear the names ot :l e doners. Among them are Dr. and Mrs. It. H. Boyd, Dr. and Prof. Burrus, Tie loans Peoples' Missionary So ciety of the First Holiness Church of Nashville. Lea Avenue Christian Church, Mrs. O. W. Hubbard. One hundred dollars was given in memory of Miss K.. L. Lyons for fitting up a female ward in an upper story. It is expected that several more rooms will be fitted up by private con tributions. The outfit for the surgical operating room has been purchased from the J. B. Dixon Fund. Dr. Dixon was a graduate of Meharry, Class of 1883. At his death, about ten years ago, he left a small fund to be used for hos pital purposes This was placed at interest. The fund will be used for the maintenance of this room which will bear his name. Head Nurse, Miss C. C. Hunt. f As was announced in these columns a few weeks ago, the head nurse, Miss C. C. Hunt, of- Greensboro, N. C, a well-trained and proficient nurse, highly recommended and of a pleas ant disposition is on hand and has been at the hospital for the past two weeks directing the arrangement of affairs preparatory to the " opening. She is a person of large experience and besides being a graduate of one of the leading hospitals of the coun try, has had the privilege of serving in and visiting many large and well equipped hospitals. Miss Hunt seems perfectly at home in her new position and expressed herself as being agree ably pleased with the efforts put forth. She believes it possible to develop a great institution. Patients Want Admittance. So pressing is the need of the hos pital the authorities were forced to throw open the doors last Friday and accommodate an emergency case. A number of applications have keen re ceived from patients desiring admis sion. Class of Nurses Ready to Begin. Despite the fact that the hospital was not ready for occupancy at the beginning of the term, about twelve nurses were on hand1 ready to begin work. Many of them have been in the city for the past three months pursuing their studies and waiting for the opening of the hospital. Already the number of applicants for admission is so great it is not pos sible to accommodate them, and with in the past few weeks as many as forty or more have been refused ad mission. The Interior. The floors of the basement are ot cement and are well founded so as to prevent seepage and dampness, also to prevent the lodgment of rodents and decaying vegetation. This space has been divided into the following departments: Nurses' kitchen, nura es dining room, linen room, internes' apartment, admitting room, baths, etc. There is also provided an emer gency operating room and an emer gency ward, where the quickest prep aration possible can be made when time is costly to the life of the pa tient. The walls are clean and white and the whole is maintained in an afeptic condition. Main Floor. At the rear of this floor is' located the diet kitchen. There is also a number of wards containing from two to four beds each.' The head nurse has an apartment conveniently situ ated to the right end near the center. A specious parlor has been furnished by the Hospital Club, which is located to the left of the building and fronting Second avenue, South. The furnish ings are elegant, comfortable and sub stantial. Second Floor. At the front of the building on the second floo.' a large suite of rooms, containing sixteen beds, has been equipped for male patients. There is also a large ward for female patients on this floor. Ample provisions for baths htfs been made. The main operating room, large, well arranged, hav'rg lots of light and air, suitable to accommodate over a hundred or moiy students to wit ness operations, bearing the name of the donor, is also on this floor, and is complete in detail from a standpoint of sanitation. Besides a number of smaller wards in addition to those al ready mentioned tho remaining space is taken up by the surgeons' bath and dressing room, anesthetizing and ste rilizing rooms. . The woodwork in all parbaV of . the building is of hard wood highly finish ed and filled. ' ' . ' Nurses' Cottage. A cottage for nurses consisting ot five rooms is located just at the rear" of the hospital which has been proper ly prepared and comfortably fitted, suihcieuily to accommodate the nurse--training classes. SANTA CLAUS' LETTERS. (Continued From Page One.) fruits of all. Don't forget my niece lived in South Nashville, W. B. and Robert C. Nelson, i;;.Ql South Mar ket. Yours owned little boy, OLANDO TRIMBLE. P. S. Don't for all my schoolmates. Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl fourteen years old. I go - to Tearl School. Please 'bring me a dress, muffler, school cap, blue ribbon, post card album, horn, box of handker chiefs, candies and fruits. Remember my mama, papa, friends and class mates. Don't forget my little broth er Thomas Eugene, bring him some toys, too. Remember my little sis ter, Lois Rozetta, of Riverside, Cal.. iJn't forget our principal ( Mr. F. A. Ran dais, as he is very good to pupils of his school, ajso my teacher, Misa S. M. Overstreet, for she is always good to all the pupils who enter her classes. Your little friend, DAISY FRED ELLA THOMAS.- Brentwood, Tenn. Dear Santy Clause I am a little girl nine years old and I go to school. I am in the decond grade. I want you to bring me a doll that goes to sleep and plenty of good things to eat and don't forget my . little sister, and my little brother. My name is IRENE HUNT. Dear Old Santa Clause I am a lit tle boy four years old. I have been a good boy all the year. I want you to bring me a little rocking chair, a suit of cloth and some nice things to eat, That is all I want. Please don't for get little Loury Maison, he gave me a little puppy and I want you to bring, him something nice, don't forget mother, bring her something nice, and. all so my two grandmothers, bring them something too. I ive on South Columbia avenue, Centreville, Tenn. Yours truly, JOHN HENRY HURT. Centreville, Tenn. Dear Santy Clause I thought I would write you a letter to let you know what I want you to bring me a doll, dishes, chair, a doll bed for my doll to sleep in. Please bring me a stocking cap and some apples, candy, oranges and a stove. Please bring me a dress. Your little friend, JESSIE ESLEY. G53 Bass street, Nashville, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., ec. 12, 1910 Dear Oil Santa I am a little boy of two and a half years. I have been real good, so you must come to me this Xmas. I want a teddy bear coat and ieggins, a, white felt hat, some blue top shoes; a chu ohu train, a drum, a horn and some candies, nuts and fruit. Please don't forget mama and pana. Your good little boy, CHARLES WINFREY KELLY. Nashville, Tenn , Dec. 12, 1910. Dear Old Kris This is my first Xmas here that I can remember, but I hope you will bring me a lot or good things. I am only 3 years old. fleaso bring me an automobile, a hobby horse, a toy train, & jumping jack, some candy, nuts, oranges. Don't forget my father, who is in Washington, Dr. Moore. Bring him a box of cigars, also my great-grand-mc'the, Sheppard, bring her some thing nice. I will go to bed early. Your little boy, GEORGE CRAVATH MOORE. 926 Seventeenth avenue, North. P. S. Remember Grandma Moore and Merrill and sister. . Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 12, 1910. Dear Santa T'ii-, is my first lit ter to you, bo I wont ask for much. I am only one year and half old. Please, dear Santa, bring n:e a doll, a set of tin dishes, a li,tid chair for dollie, a whole heap of candy and some apples. Don't forget Aunt Mary Merrill, who comes to stay witu me, so bye bye. Your liU'e friend, SADIE ELIZABETH MOORE. 92G Seventeenth avenue, North, city. Dear Old Santa Clause I am a boy 11 years old. I want a sled, a over coat, a blank pistol, bicycle tires, fruit, fires works. My friends are all well. My teacher says Santa Clause has not quit coming to see her. She wants a pattle and a good one. That is all this time. Good bve. WILLIAM FRANKLIN. 924 Main street. Dear Santa I am a small boy 11 months old. -I want you bring me a rocking horse, some candy, a bag of peanuts. Good bye. ARTBER LEE FRANKLIN. I Galveston, Tex.