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The Nashville globe. [volume] (Nashville, Tenn.) 1906-193?, December 23, 1910, CHRISTMAS NUMBER, PART TWO, Image 6

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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
Admission 25c.
First Wing of Building
Dedicated Thursday.
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
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"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
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.
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
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
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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,
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,
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
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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.
I Galveston, Tex.

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