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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1911. Nashville Globe. Published Every Friday In the Year, at 447 Fourth Avenue, North, Nash ville, Term. Phone Main 19S9. Entered e.s second-class mail matter January 19, 1906, at the post-office at Nashville, Tennessee, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. No Notice taken of annonymous contributions. SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ADVANCE. One Year. 1 50 Six Months 80 Three Months 40 Single Copy 05 D. A. HART Editor H. A. BOYD Business Manager Notify the office when you fail to get your paper. ADVERTISING RATES FURNISH ED UPON APPLICATION. BEADING MATTER BATES. g cents per line for each Insertion. 10 cents per line for each Insertion (black face). Advertising copy should be in the office not later than 9 a. in. Tuesday of each week. TO THE PUBLIC. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation, which may appear in the columns of NASH VILLE GLOBE will be gladly cor rected upon being brought to the at tention of the management Send correspondence for publlca tlon so as to reach the office Monday. No matter Intended for current issue which arrives as late as Thursday can appear in that number, as Thurs day is press day. All news matter sent us for publica tion must be written only on one side of the paper and should be accompani ed by the name of the contributor, not necessarily for publication, but as an evidence of good faith. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1911. ' Our Banks. In this week's issue will be found accounts of last year's business "of the two banks conducted by Negroes in this city. Both of them made a good showing, and the officials and stock holders are to be congratulated for what has been accomplished. The statements, which are sworn to by the Cashiers of the banks, show that the Negroes of Nashville have entrusted to the officials of these two institu tions in one year over a half million dollars, and the clearance of the two was over one and a quarter millions of dollars. This is an encouraging sign, and will go a long way toward con vincing the Negroes that It Is safe to do business with Negro Institutions. Our banks have done well, but should have done better, and would have if all of the Negroes had done their banking business with one or the other of these banks. But in stead of that being true there are scores of men of means in this city who absolutely refuse to have any thing to do with these tanks. They sympathize with them all right, and give their moral support, but do not seem to realize that a bank Is one in stitution that you" cannot run on mo rals or sympathy. It takes money, 'and nothing else, to make a bank go. What is true of the individuals is also true of the lodges. There -are secret organizations in this city with thou sands of dollars in their treasuries, but the officials will not trust Negro bankers to handle it. They do not real ize their mistake, but we believe they will, in a day not so very remote, awaken to their error, and when they do our banks will each do a clearance of over a million dollars a year, and will give employment to scores of young men and women, and put the race on a sound financial footing. Our State Normal. From all appearances it seems that Davidson County will get tHe Normal school, and Hamilton County will get for her heroic efforts the presidency. This is about the best compromise that could be affected, and we believe the citizens of Hamilton County, after carefully considering the matter, will be satisiied with the action of the State Board. The fight between these iwo coun ties developed to be the fiercest of any for a Normal school, and at times it did look blue for Davidson but those two indomitable giants and far sighted men,' Governor Patterson and Mayor Howse, took the bull by the horns and brought victory out of de feat. Mr. Ben Carr must not be over looked in this matter, for while the Governor and Mayor, stand out-, con spicuously in the fight, Mr Carr has worked harder for the location of this school than any man in the -state, and it was his persistent effort that im pelled those in authority to act. Now we have narrowed the sphere of operation down to this county, but the bucket of rich milk is yet on a clod and if care is not taken it will be kicked over. There will be an army of real estate men with land to sell the state for a site for the school. Every man will have the very best site, and will of course, offer the best inducements, and those whose duty it will be to select this site will have to be as "wise as serpents," and at the same time as "harmless as. doves." The school must be located in the right place. Not too close to the city nor too far away, but in a locality easy of access, and on soil with good produc tive qualities. We want our Normal to be the very best in the South. Labor Contract Laws. . The labor contract laws of two southern states received hard jolts last week. In the Alabama case the Supreme Court held the la to be un constitutional, and In the case of a wealthy lumber .dealer in Florida the president refused to exercise clemen cy because he feared to do so before the accused had been committed to prison would open the way for an ac quittal through a technicality. In one of these cases, that of Ala bama, a Negro was the defendant, and in the other, the Florida case, the defendants were Italians who had beer, transported from New York to work in a large lumber camp, but in both cases the decisions were rendered on the ground of man rights. There is one thing, however, that Negroes should not lose sight of, which is two wrongs will not make one right. The labor contract law of Alabama was a most infamous instru ment, but back of it was a.n evil al most as infamous, that or breaking contracts. Now that the Supreme Court has come to the rescue of the unfortunate man, who is not mindful of the wrong he commits when he fails to keep his word or to live up to an agreement, the well-informed Negroes ewe It to the uninformed to do all in their power to teach them the se riousness of an obligation. The co operation of the white men snould be solicited in this work, and let all strive to have peace and contentment in this our Southland. New York Negroes would do well to learn a lesson by their experiences with the defunct banks in their city. If they had a bank of their own they could at least have the satisfaction of knowing who was cashier. Our local business leagues are still making themselves conspicuous uy their silence. Young men, to the fore! the occasion demands that you wako up. The people of North Carolina are willing to help "The True Reformers" in their struggle, but demand that the business be conducted on a sound basis. Amen! amen! Sam Langford did Joe Jeanette up iu good style. Now, Mistah Johnson, it is time to sidestep. This may be Summer but it will be wise to keep some coal in the bin. EDITORIAL CLIPPINGS. SENATOR ELKINS. As the Advocate goes to press the sad intelligence comes from the Capital of the Nation that Senator Elkins' sands of life are ebbing slowly and soon his soul will return to the God that gave it. The people of West Virginia have been steeling themselves against just such a blow since conflicting reports of his condition followed so fast one upon another. They have learnea that when attempts wure made to con real the true state of the health of personages in high phces, there is imminent danger. West Virginia could ill afford to lose its senior Senator. . A man of exceptional ability, rue peer of any of his colleagues, he made for him self and the State a place in the councils of the Nation which will not be easily filled. The time is too short, the space too limited to make a proper estl raate at this time of the man and his work. Let it suffice now to say that The Advocate mourns with the stricken family and the State bereav ed, of its greatest representative. The Advocate. THE LEWIS APPOINTMENT. Some days previous to the election a notice was sent out from the White House to the effect that within a rea sonable time -Honorable William H. Lewis would be appointed to the posi tion of Assistant Attorney General of the United States. The A& has no doubt that Mr. Taft means to keep his word in regard to the appointment. We say this notwithstanding the con tradictory reports sent out from Washington. Mr. Tai't is not a man to play politics in such a matter ana we believe that those who have been expressing doubts as to his sincerity in the appointment of Mr. Lewis will find themselves greatly mistaken. For our part, we are gcxng to trust the President New York Age. The statement is often heard, be cause of some enterprise that is not conducted legitimately, and because the people find it out, "That hurts the whole race." How true thi3 is we all know. Each member of our race is responsible for the conditions that exist, therein. Any man knowingly receiving anything that is stolen, the law says that he is an accomplice to the act. Any man allowing a bad condition to exist in his community and knowing that such exists, is, in nearly every case, in sympathy with same, and as bad as the offender. The members of our race have got to quit closing their eyes to the things that exist among some of our people that are hindering our progress. If you who are leaders of the people are not acquainted with the questions and en terprises relating to and conducted by our people, you are simply in the way. If you do know these things and allow anything to exist that is a bad example to the coming ngeneratio, you are the same as the one or the ones who sympathizes with the crim inal. We should not cover up any wrong doing, regardless of what It Is, and as there is only one way to do anything, and that being the right way, we should see that it is done this way, and then our people will cease to be branded with the slurs from the race, as frauds and posses sors of dishonest means. Do your part and you will succeed. The East Tennessee News. t MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITION, FISK UNIVERSITY. On the 20th of this month there will be given at Fisk Memorial Chapel, Fisk University, under the auspices of the Fisk Debating Club, a motion pic ture exhibition. This club, on account of the heavy expenses incurred in sending four of its representatives to engage in a forensic strife with the debating club of Howard University, Washington, D. C, last spring, fell in debt. For the past three months various plans for liquidating this debt were devised, but all things consid ered, in the final analysis they all, except one, seemed to possess some feature of the spirit of "getting from and not giving to the public." This one exception the club presents, feel ing self-satisfied that the treat will be more than commensurate with the price paid to enjoy it. On the other hand, such an exhibi tion will mean the establishment of a precedent at the university. Not only does the club promise to give the public an evening fraught with fun and sidesplitting jokes, but in the course of the programme there will be exhibited historic and drama tic scenes which will be most Instruc tive. The subjects to be dealt with will be strictly first-class and of such a varied nature as to interest not mere ly, the young and "sweet sixteens," but also the old and thpse blessed with the most fastidious tastes. Any who have read the account of "Roosevelt Reviewing Cowboys at uneyenne, " Uncle Tom's cabin and the latest comics can justly sanction the promise of an evening spent m luxurious delight. In connection will also be rendered the latest Illustrated- songs, such as "Garden of Roses," "You are the ideal of my dreams," and it is sufficient to say that these will tpeak for them pelve?, discoursed as they will be by Mr. Chas. Wesley, President Fisk De bating Club. . QUARTERLY CONFERENCE AT ST. JOHN A. M. E. CHURCH. The first quarterly conference of St. John A. M. E. Church was brought to a close Wednesday night after a most successful meeting. The con ference opened Sunday morning with the Sunday-school. The session was held in the basement which has been remodeled recently. Several promi nent visitors addressed the Sunday school. Among them were Dr. W. li. Beckham, Field Secretary of the Na tional Baptist Convention; Bishop Evans Tyree and Presiding Elder G. L. Jackson. " Bishop Tyree preached at eleven o'clock to a large audience. He took as a subject "Gifts." The sermon was a masterful effort, and the speaker pointed out miny of the gifts that come to man from the Supreme Ruler of the universe. There was scarcely a dry eye in the house when the bishop took his seat On Wednesday night the business of the conference was transacted. The lady boards reported a total collection of $53 and the total collected during the quarterly conference was $86.20. Dr. Jackson, the presiding elder, ex pressed himself as highly pleased with the showing made by the church in the conference and with the spirit ex hibited. Rev. A. Brooks, of Columbia, was present and addressed the meeting. Mr. M. C. Buford, of Pulaski, member of Heywood A. M. E. Church, and Rev. J. D. Rainey, of Hartsville, pastor of St Matthew's Baptist Church, were present and were introduced to the conference. AFRICAN METHODISTS BUY NEW CHURCH. Dr. W. A. Lewis and Dr. J. C. Cald well, secretaries of the Preacher's Aid Association and the Allen Chris tian Endeavor Departments, respec tively, of their church, this week pur chased the Christian Church (white) on Scovel street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth avenues. . The build ing is a frame structure of modern type, seated with opera chairs and lighted with electric lights. The opening service will be held Sunday, January 23. Bisnop Parks, the bishop of the district has been invited to preach the opening sermon, but in case he cannot be present Bishop Evans Tyree, the resident bishop of the African Methodist con nection, will preach at eleven o'clock. This church is located in a com munity almost exclusively of colored people and is destined to become a very popular meeting place. WHITE AND NEGRO TRAVEL. Court Holds Railroads Cannot Be Re quired to Make Separate Provibion. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 11. That rail roads cannot be required to provide separate compartments in sleeping cars for white and Negro passengers was the decision of the court of ap peals to-day in the case of the com monwealth of Kentucky against the Illinois Central railroad. The court held that inasmuch as the sleeping cars are not owned and controlled by the railroads that railroads cannot be held responsible for the methods of operating them. - COLORED INDUSTRIAL AND RE FORM SCHOOL. Among the first batch of bills which came from members of the House of Representatives this morning was one from Davidson County, introduced by the entire Davidson delegation, and which is of great interest. The measure appropriates $15,000 out of the Treasury of the State with which to establish In Davidson Coun ty an industrial school and reform atory for colored children under 18 years of age. The institution Is to be under the control of a board of trustees, of which the Governor shail be'ex-officio a member. Any offender under 18 who has been sentenced to the penitentiary may be transferred to the reformatory from the state prison at the expense of the state. In corrigibles at the school may be transferred back to the penitentiary, there to serve out the rest of their former prison sentence. An interesting feature is the right to bind out to responsible and worthy people inmates of the reformatory for a period of service. The superintend ent of the institution is to get a salary not to exceed $1,200 a year. TRUSTEE SALE. By virtue of the authority vested in me as trustee and owner by deed of trust executed by William Per kins, an unmarried man, dated 26th day of April, 1909, and registered in No. 335, Page 601, of the Register's office of Davidson County, Tennessee, default having been made in payment of the sums therein mentioned ac cording to the terms of said mort gage, I will on Saturday, February 4th, 1911, at 12 m., in front of the south door of the Court House, 1n Nashville, Tennessee, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for tfh, free from the equity of redemption, home-stead and all other exemptions of every kind, the following described real estate in Davidson County, Ten nessee, to wit: Being house and lot No. 6 of the sub-division of blocks No. 11 and 15 of the Plan of Clifton and more fully de scribed thus: - Beginning at a point on the east margin o! Clifton avenue two hun dred and fifty-one (251) feet South from the southeast corner of said Clifton avenue and Hill avenue; run ning thence eastwardly one hundred and fifty (150) feet to an alley; thence eastwardly along the west margin of said alley fifty feet to the north line of the lot heretofore conveyed by the Nashville Realty Company to Jcii DeGraffinreid and wife; thence along DeGraffinreid's north line one hundred ' and fifty feet to eass margin of Clif ton avenue, fifty feet to the point of beginning. ' A. D. C. Rob, Trustee. Jan. 14-21, 28; Feb. 4, 1911. R. L. Mayfield, Attorney. There will be given at the Tabernar cle Baptist Church, South street, a sacred concert Sunday, January 15th. Rev. W. S. Ellington will be the speaker of the evening. REV. H. M. BURNS, Pastor. MISS BURTON ASSISTED IN THE SERVICES AT ST. PAUL SUNDAY MORNING. Miss Marie E. Burton, the noted so prano singer of Chicago, who appeared in a recital at Meharry Auditorium last week, sang at St. Paul A. M. E. Church last Sunday morning. GOOD SHOWING. (Continued from Page 1.) one of us should take on new. zeal and begin to look after the bank and make it our business to speak a good word for the bank and its officials. It is your duty to hold tip the arms of our president,, our chairman of the Executive Committee, our teller and the cashier in their untiring ef forts to make the bank a success. Gentlemen, my whole wish and de sire is to make the bank succeed, for this reason I have laid aside al most all my other work and devoted my time to the success of this bank. I am aware that some have thought that I could have put in much less time than I have and devoted more time to my own personal affairs. If I should have done so, probably I could .not have done so well. It has been a rule of my life when I under take to serve any one, to serve them to my best ability, and while in their employ I forget self-interest altogeth er and devote my strength and en ergy to the accomplishment of the work put into my hands to be done. . In this case I have done my best to succeed. If ' I have succeeded it has been by the aid of my friends who have associated themselves wilta me. The Condition of the Bank on the 30th Day of November, 1910. Cr. Dr. Cash $ 1,247 44 Capital 3,4)50 00 Profit and loss. 2,061 71 Exchange 6 45 Interest . 1,283 00 Expense 3,076 09 Furniture & fix.. 1,979 67 Rent acct 148 97 Bills payable .... 1,120 00 Trust funds ...... 116 00 Demand loans . . 3 00 Discounted notes 12,919 57 Stock-bonds ... 300 00 Certified checks 23 70 Certificates of deposit 278 96 Individual depos its 12,709 8o 4th Nat'l Bank. 1,658 38 Discounted bills.. 20 50 $21,198 65 $21,198 65 T. G. EWING, Cashier. The following Board of Directors was elected: R. F. Boyd, J. B. Sin gleton, A. N. Johnson, J. H. Hale, S. P. Harris, ,T. Clay Moore, T. G. Dvving, James Bumpass, W. D. Bo ger, P. A. Ewijn, J. W. Childress, D. A. Hart, L. Moore, W. D. Hawkins, H, T. Kealing, E. M. Lawrence, A. M. Townsend, J. T. Phillips. W. H. Hodgkins, W. A. Lewis, Evans Tyree, C. V. Roman, R. E. Battle, R. H. Boyd, J. W. Simmons. PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK ELECTS OFFICERS. The directors of the People's Sav ings Bank & Trust Company met in the Directors' Room Wednesday even ing. The meeting was opened with, prayer by Dr. R. H. Boyd. The min utes of the last Directors' meeting were, read and adopted. The presi dent stated that the bouse was open for business. The election of officers was then taken up and the following were elected: R. F. Boyd, president; A. N. Johnson, C. V. Roman and D. A Hart, vice-presidents; A. M. Town send, cashier, S. P. Harris, auditor; Jas. Bumpass, attorney; T. Clay Moore, head of real estate depart ment. Executive Committee J. B. Singleton, chairman; J. H. Hale and J. W. Silmmons. It was announced that Dr. D. W. Dunn had resigned. The election as a whola was conducted very orderly, though a spirited contest developed in the election of fcafshier, onlyf two votes separating the 'candidates, Dr. A. M. Townsend winning over the in cumbent, Attorney T. G. Ewing. After the election little business was transacted, the time being takei up mostly in discussions and ex change of congratulatory remarks.