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AW NASHVILLE OFFEES OPPOETUKITT TENNESSEE'S LEAD ING NEGRO JOURNAL Subscription, $1.50 the Year. Single Copy Five Cents. Vol. VII. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1912 No. 4 4 JJ I) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT TUSKE GEE INSTITUTE IN APRIL. Will Study Condition I of Negro. All the Leading Missionary Boards in America will be Represented Able Men and Women will Discuss the Matter as they Understand it Tuskegee, Ala., Jan. 25.-The large number of acceptances of Invitations t & present at the International jKoonference on the Negro to be 'held at Tuskegee Institute, April 17th, 18th and 19th, indicate that this is going to be a most successful gather ing. ( All the important missionary socie ties in the United States and many solcttes in foreign countries will be represented, such as: The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church; the 'Bap tist Missionary Society; the Central Board of Missions of the Reformed Presbyterian Church; the Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society; the Board of Home Missione of the Pres byterian Church in the U. S. A.", Woman's Home Missionary Society of tho Methodist Episcopal Church; the American Womau's Baptist Home Mission Society; the Bnari of For eign Missions of the General Synod of the Fvangelical Lutheran Church of the U. S. A.; the Woman's Board of Home Missions, Presbyterian Church, U. 3. A.; the Woman's Board of Missions of the' Interior; the Woman's Board of Missions of the Canadian Congregational Chu-th; the Regions beyond Mission ary Union with headquarters in London, England, will be represented by one of its secretaries; the Sven ska Missions for bundets Expedition of Stockholm, Sweden; the Evan gelical Missionary Society of Ger man East Africa, will be represent ed by the President, Hcrr, .E. V. Jo hanssen, Bielefeld, Germany. s The Venezuelan Government will have a representative at the Confer ence. Jamaica, Porto Rica, the Dan ish West Indies and other West In dian Islands will be represented. Mr. Samuel D. Bawden, Manager of the Industrial Experiment Station, On . gole Gunta District, India, has signi fied his intention of being present. Africa is' going to be largely repre sented. . Among those, who will dis cuss conditions on that continent are Dr. Ernest Lyon, Counsel General of the Republic of Liberia to the United States; Dr. Roland P. Falkner, Chair man of the late American Commis sion to Liberia, the Hon F. E. R. Johnson, Secretary of State, Mon rovia, Liberia; the Hon. S. G. Har mon, Vice-President of the Republic of Liberia; Rev. Isaiah Goda Sis-i huba, President Ethiopian Church, Queenstown, South Africa; Rev. Henry Reid, Secretary of the Ethio pian Church, Johannesburg, South Africa; Mr. William C. Terril, Sup erintendent Inhambane District, Meth odist Episcopal Church, Portugese, East Africa; Mr. O. H. Scouten, Mis sionary, Lumbwa Industrial Mission, Lumbwa, British East Africa, and Mr. W. H. Plant, Kingston, Jamaica, Headmaster of the Tltchfleld School, Other persons who will present pa pers to the Conference are: Rev. Mark C. Hayford, a native worker from the Gold Coast of Africa, whose subject will be "Educational Con ditions on the Gold Coast of Africa;" Dr. W. W. Shepherd, "Twenty Years with the Bakuba and Baluba and Zap-po-Zap Cannibals in Central Africa;" Mr. E. D. Morel, London, England, Editor of the African Mail and Secretary ot the Congo Reform Association, the Rt. Rev, I. Olnwole, Lagos; Southen Nige'ia, West Africa, "The Missionary and Trader in Re lation to the Native;" the Rt. Rev. W. Edmund Smyth, Bishop of Le bombo, Southeast Africa, "The De lights of Real Heathenism." In addition to the above the Inter national Conference has provoked wide discussion throughout the coun try and promises to be of ineaucula ble service in helping forward the cause of the native in Africa and the man of African descent wherever ho may be found. GOV. HOOPER ISSUES PARDON. Shelby Countlan Convicted of Murder and Sentenced for Life. Gov. Hooper granted a pardon Thursday to Lewisi Mills, of Shelby County, convicted of murder and sen tenced to life imprisonment in the penitentiary. Clemency was rec ommended by the Advisory Board of Pardons. The Negro is an invalid, suffering from an lncurablo disease., Relatives in Arkansas propose to send for and car for him. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS STOP OVER IN NASHVILLE. A party that was representative in the truest sense of the word stopped over in Nashville the first of the week en route from the mid-winter conference at Tuskegee to their home in Winchester, Ky. The party con sisted of twelve visitors who . were escorted through the State by Miss Frlerson. The majority of the party were members of the school teaching for.Tie at Winchester. With them was one business man, and two or three others were leading citizens. They expressed themselves as feel ing beneflted'by having attended the conference at Tuskegee, but were de sirous of stopping over in Nashville in order that the trip might be called complete when they returned home. They visited several of the schools and business enterprises here, and are all speaking their praise of the progressiveness exhibited by the Negroes of Nashville. The party consisted of J. H. Gar vin, Mrs. J. H. Garvin, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Taylor, Miss L. W. Randais, Mrs. C. E. Colerane, Rev. H. D. Cole rane, Mrs. A. M. Drummer, Miss F. M. Allison, Miss C. J. Frierson, Miss A. C. Johnson, Mrs. J. B. Benton and G. H. Gwinn. TRACK EXTENSION' MEASURE PASSES. Bill That Caused Controversy for Awnlle Gete Through Council. Nashville Terminal Company will now be allowed to extend tracks in Harrison street, the City Council having passed the bill providing for the Improvement on third reading Thursday night. Several others were passed, many given first read ing and one was introduced. The Terminal Company bill, when up at the last meeting, was the cause of considerable discussion and . express ed opposition, on the part of several Councilm'en.N The vote last night was 18 ayes, 4 noes, taken with no remarks from the members. . Other bills passed were: Introduced by Councilman Kinney: Authorizing the City Recorder to lease the city scales to the highest responsible bidder, provided the bid Is not below $1,000, beginning Jan uary 1, 1913. The bill was at first introduced with the idea of allowing the scales to be leased this year, but was later found impracticable. Board of Public Works: Two bills appropriating $3,000 -for construction of a 33-inch sewer in Alley 345, be tween Stockland and Meridian streets, running north. Vote, 24-0; and ap propriating $2,000 for a sewer con necting with the Pugsley branch trunk sewer, running to Twelfth street, between Sevier street and Ashworth avenue. Councilman Flanigan: Increasing salary of the city inspector of mark eting from $1,2.00 to be not less than $1,500 and not more than $l,800.The salary will probably be $1,500, as this amount has already been appro priated in the budget for this year, though the matter is left in the hands of the City Health Department. A number of bills were given first reading, in which the Board of Pub lic Works asks $241,805 to be ap propriated from this year's budget for expenses during the next few months. Among the articles to be bought if the bills pass are two auto mobiles for the board and Mayor of the city, coal for fire, waterworks, light and other departments, build ing fence on Fourth avenue side of old City Cemetery, buying auto pa trol and ambulance combined for the City Hospital and Folice Department, automobile fire engines, automobile for City Disinfector, arc lights and a number of other supplies for differ ent departments of the city's con cerns. Also $59,000 was asked to purchase the O'Keefe property to be used in the Capitol Boulevard. The bill regulating charges to be made by taxicab and public automo bile drivers in the city, the one pro viding for changing the name of Ram sey street to Donelson avenue, pro viding for three additional sergeants on the police force were also given first reading. One new bill, providing for an ad ditional clerk in the office of City Treasurer, salary $1,21)0, and his serv ices to begin March 1, this year, was introduced by Councilman Flani gan. L. AND N. TO BOOST NASHVILLE BUT VICE PRESIDENT INTI MATES CITY IS ALREADY KNOWN THROUGHOUT WORLD. Eugene Shannon, Secretary of the Board of Trade, recently communicat ed with the officers of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad In regard to that company helping In advertising Nashville. Wednesday he received a communication from Vice President Mapother, stating that Nashville was already so well known throughout the country fhat it did not need any ad vertising, but as the Board of Trade wants to keep the City of Opportuni ty before the people of the country, he would take the matter up and try and help the Nashville Boosters. HOME FOR A BOY BETWEEN TEN AND FOURTEEN. By applying at the Globe office a good home can be secured for a boy between ten and fourteen. The fam ily is one of the oldest and most highly respected in Nashville. SHUSTER DENIES HE WENT TO PERSIA FOR MORGAN. Paris, Jan. 25. W. Morgan Sbus ter, the deposed Treasurer General ot Persia, who Is here on his way to the EWNG-MSO CASE Opened in Griminal Court Tues day Morning. ABLE LEGAL TALENT EMPLOYED Large Crowd Witness Proceedings Every Move Casefully Made Prince and Will Ewing, Father and Son on Witness Stand. The case of the State vs. Will Ewlng and Prince Ewing, farmers ot the Hermitage - District, who are charged with the murder ot Rufus Wilson, another farmer, whose prop erty adjoins the Ewing farm, was called In .the ' Criminal Court Tues day morning. It will be remembered that Will Ewing, the son of Prince Ewing, shot Rufus Wilson In a con troversy over a line between their farms, which had been settled In the court in favor of Wilson. No evi dence was introduced Tuesday, the whole time being devoted to select ing the Jury and . preparing the State's case. Attorneys F. M. Bass and Little Russ are assisting General Anderson in prosecuting the case, while the defendants are represented by W. H. Washington, W. C. Cherry, T. G. Lackey and Taylor G. Ewing, the latter being the brother of Prince Ewing, one of the defendants in the case. The jury selected to try the case is as follows: Elmore Godscn, J. M. Shocklctt, A. L. Travis, W. A. Kil low, J. A. Undevhill, Wm. O'Brien, T. M. Hill, E. B. Wilson, S. R. Hill, M. T. Hill, J. D. Page and Chas. Vester. Tho legal talent secured by the de fendants and also by the Slate is evidence that .the case will be stub bornly contested. All the parties In the case are very prominent in the Hermitage District. The Ewings, as well as the Wilsons, are of the old est families and are both highly re spected. The feud, It seems, arose over a plat of land that had been allowed to Rufus Wilson by the Chancery Court. At the time of the killing a great deal of excitement arose over the in cident, owing to the prominence of both families. They have all lived in that neighborhood for many years, and were industrious as well as prominent. Mr. Ewing, aside from being a farmer, has for many years prac ticed law and been engaged in other public pursuits. Mr. Wilson was a prosperous farmer; they both had large families and were getting along splendidly on their farms. People were alarmed because they did not believe that such feeling could arise between these neighbors. Will Ewlng, who did the shooting, is a mere boy, between 17 and 15 years of age when the tragedy oc curred. He was arrested with his father and lodged in Jail, where they remainned until bond could be fixed. The case is attracting widespread at tention now, and friends of both sides are anxiously awaiting the outcome. Many witnesses were introduced at the Wednesday session of the Court. Among them were two eye witnesses, viz., Price Robinson and Alfred Wil son, the later being a son of the vic tim. From the evidence introduced by the State it appears that several days prior to the Bhootlng Rufus Wil son, whose farm adjoins that of Prince Ewlng, had won a lawsuit in the Chancery Court concerning the boundary line between the two farms, in which the Chancellor had entered a Writ against Ewing, which writ was put into the hands of the deputy sherlc; in consequence of which the deputy and Wilson put a line fence between the properties. Tho next morning, however, the fence had been torn down and the old boundary line re-established. It Is alledged that when Wilson discovered this he set about to change the line as the depu ty sheriff had ordered the day before, and when Will, the son of Prince Ew ing saw some one moving the fence or working in that vicinity he ap proached to see what the trouble was. At the Thursday morning session Mr. Prince Ewing was put on the stand in his own defense. He was questioned closely as to every detail of his whereabouts and his actions on the day of the killing. It devel oped that he left home about mid day to do some collecting for an in surance company, and in the after noon took a train to come to this city to make a report at headquar ters'. While here he learned of the trouble between his son and the Wil sons. He stated that he telephoned out to the Hermitage District to find put what truth there was In the rumor. Mr. Ewlng denied all knowl edge of any intent on the part of his son to kill Wilson. He admitted that he had three guns in his house, one N MURDER NOV M TRIAL of which was a toy rifle, commonly known as an air-gun. He also ad mitted that he bought some shells for the air-gun shortly before the killing. He was asked several ques tions as to his knowledge of law and as to his knowledge of the decree of the Court Mr. Ewing was cool and well-collected, but his face showed the ef fect of the ordeal through vhich he was going. It also could be seen from the expression of his face that his whole soul was centered on his boy, who was to follow him on the stand. Mr. Prince Ewlng was kept on the stand from the time the Court opened until about half past eleven o'clock, when Will Ewing, the boy who did the shooting, was called. He does not appear to be more than from 15 to 16 years of age, although he has admitted to have been 18 in May, 1911. His youthful appearance seemed to have a wonderful effect on everyone In the courtroom, and his even temper and clear knowledge ot the case were wonderful. He showed no fear whatever, but evidenced that innocence that covers the face of a child. He didn't seem to realize the seriousness of the case. His attitude was of one that felt thatMie had done a duty well. He was questioned In detail about the tragedy. He gave a clear account of all incidents ; hap pening before the fatal day, and with a pointer explained to the court all of the surrounding country where his father's farm was located and that c.J Rufus Wilson. He pointed out the paths, ravines, bridges, trees, and where the fence ran and where the change was made. He told of the condition of the weather,. Just as freely as a child would tell a story he had read in a book. When asked to tell all he knew about the killing and to explain how it happened, with out a moment's hesitation he gave his version of the tragedy, which was in effect that Will Ewing left his home with his gun expecting to fine a chicken hawk that he had seen that morning. That when he reached a certain point he saw some men at the spot where the fence line haft . UCCll UUtlllgCU, UUL WI1U WCIO UJ ! -1 .1 L . - 1 1 11 um noi Know; so ne approacueo. mem to see what they were doing, and that when he was within a few feet of Wilson, he (Wilson) drew his gun on the boy, Wll Ewing, and that after Wilson had leveled his gun at him, he, Will Ewing,. fired the fatal shot. He could not be shaken from the testimony. No manner of cross-questioning could move or excite him. His coolness gained the admiration of the Court. Whatever the outcome may be, it must be admitted ' that Will Ewing made an excellent wit ness in his own defense. The Court adjourned Thursday at noon. The case will probably be fin ished this week, as it has been an nounced that another celebrated mur der case Is to be taken up next week. In the meantime, the friends of both sides will await anxiously the re sult. DELANEY ANSWERS LAST ROLL , CAL.!i By W, W. Naughton. San Francisco, Jan. 25. Billy De laney is dead at his home in Oakland. When this news is flashed around the world everyone who has even a slight knowledge of what has hap pened during many years In connec tion with the sport of the glove will know who is meant. Delaney's fame is widespread. He was possibly a bigger figure in the pugilistic world than any of the men he helped to gain the heavyweight crown. Of him, it can truly be said he made the unmade champions. Beginning that September night In New, Orleans, now twenty years ago, when bear knuckle milling went out of, vogue and boxing with gloves be came the recognized method of de ciding the world's premiership, there have been eleven heavyweight cham pionship battles. There have been other so-called championship affairs, notably tho Fltzsimmons-Maher, Burns-Squires and Johnson-Burns, but only eleven In which the blue ribbon was passed along . hand to hand, as it were. ',. In every ono of the eleven bout3 Billy Delaney was behind one or the other of the men and during all this time he was behind one lpser. That was when Jim Corbett was defeated by Bob Fltzsimmons at Carson. Delaney trained and seconded Cor- NEGRO NORMAL HAS BRIGHT FUTURE. With the possibility of a state sum mer school conducted in this city for tho benefit of x teachers in Mid dle Tennessee, and with the assurance of the opening of the Agricultural, Me chanical and Normal College early in September, things educationally begin to show a better condition in Nashville. In fact, moves are already being made by which the city as well as the county is to take on other ad vantages. While it is true that Ten nessee has been the last Southern state to turn its attention oward the educaton of the Negro youth in any established state school, and while other states have had the lead in point of years, the completion of the state school and its opening in Sep tember, as promised, will put this state in a class near the top, not only for the size of the Institution and the amount of money invested, but for the class of Industrial school, as it gives promise of being thoroughly equipped and well regulated. It is be iing said Congress will be solicited to assist in the establishment of an ag ricultural experiment station in con nection with the Negro Normal. There are over one hundred acres of the most fertile farm, land in the state connected with the school on which such a station could be well located. It is also expected that as sistance to this state school will come from the Peabody Fund, the General Educational Fund and the Anna T. Jeans Fund. In other words, it ap pears that the opening of the state school means the beginning of a new day, for the Negroes of Tennessee who have long been deprived of the proportion of the educational fund. BISHOP PHILLIPS SPEAKS IN PROHIBITION CAMPAIGN IN KENTUCKY. Bishop C. H. Phillips, the resident bishop of the C. M. E. Church, was in Madisonvllle, Ky., last week, being called there by Mr. I. Bailey, a promi nent citizen to deliver a lecture on "Prohibition." Bishop Phillips de livered two lectures In the Sam Jones Auditorium, one exclusively to col ored people and one to a mixed audi ence. Rev J. F. Dean, Judge Glv ens and the state representatives from the county also spoke at both meetings. From the despatches It appears that the efforts of the prohi bitionist were winners. Madisonvllle, Ky., Jan. 24. (Spe cial.) The "drys" were victorious in the local option election here today, winning by a majority of 148 votes, after one of the hardest fought cam paigns the city has ever witnessed. The day's program by the victors started with services in the churches at 5 o'clock this morning and con tinued throughout the day. Hun dreds of school children paraded the streets all day, carrying banners worded in various manner, singing songs and the ladies joined In with prayer service and were active at the poles. When the result was announced several thousand people, assembled at the courthouse, broke into cheering, and the demonstration was one the like of which was never seen here before. Tonight a big meeting was held at the tabernacle, the building being crowded to overflowing, and the vic tory was celebrated by speeches and i songs. The majority was one vote ! less than two years ago, when the ! city went dry by a majority of 149. I The colored people took an active j part in the fight, and to them much J credit is due for the victory, as the i colored vote is large. N. C. AND ST. L. BUYS NEW ENGINES. The Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway has recently installed several new engines to handle the "Dixie Flyer." These engines are the largest in the South and jmt the N. C. & St. L. in the front ranks of railways. With these new engines the grades between Nashville and Chattanooga will be made easier and the comfort of passengers increased the comfort of passengers increased. This line is making many other im provements in all departments. DR. AND REV. HENRY A. BOYD IN CANADA. Dr. R. II. Boyd, Secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board, and Rev. Henry A. Boyd, Assistant Secretary, are in Canada attending the annual conference of religious publishers in session in the city of Toronto. bett for his matches with Sullivan, Mitchell and Fitzsimmons. He pre pared Jeffries for his championship bout with Fitzsimmon3 at Cooney Island and was with Jeffries in every fight he participated in except the disastrous one at Reno. While un der Delaney's care Jeffries won the championship and defended it no less than six times. His opponents were Fitzsimmons (twice), Corbett (twice), Sharkey, Ruhlin and Mon roe. After Jeffries retired from the ring a coolness arose between big Jim and his old trainer and manager. The breach was not healed by the time the Jeffries-Johnson fight took place at Reno and there was astonishment throughout the sporting world when It was learned that Billy Delaney had been engaged as Johnson's prin ciple second. It is the consensus of opinion that the fact of Delaney be ing in Johnson's angle of the ring had a depressing effect on Jeffries and aided materially In his defeat NATIONAL SEMINARY. FOR THE IUPSISTS SOUGHT BY NASHVILLE. Located Hero by the Convention. Supposed It will be Connected with Roger Williiams University t Promise of $30,000 to Aid Such an Institution Nothing Tangible Done Yet Will 1912, which has opened bo beautifully upon the Negro Baptists, Bee the establishment in reality of the National Baptist Theological Semi nary, the much talked of institution among the Baptists of this country? The one who can correctly answer this question would be rendering the city of Nashville much service, be cause the people have been held in suspense. , A number of years ago the news was hurled forth that this city was to not only be the home of the largest state school for Negroes in this coun try, the headquarters of the Mission ary, B. Y. P. U. and Publishing Boards of the 'Baptists, but that it was to be come the educational center or the educational headquarters of the Bap tist denomination also. To many this was in reality a claim based upon facts and not fiction. Several argu ments had been made, supported by a calculation when looked at from the correct viewpoint, that amounted to the establishment of such a school. Was there not Rev. T. J. Searcy, the President of the Tennessee Mission ary and Educational Convention, an active pastor, who really held Tennes see well in hand, as chairman of the Educational Board? Then was there not Roger Williams University, beau tiful and imposing, located on the banks of the Cumberland River, with sufficient opportunity and sufficient room in this, the greatest opportunity- , offering city in the South? Did not the Baptists put as secretary of the board one of the most forceful plat form speakers in the person of Sut ton E. Griggs, who has devoted at least two strenuous years In an edu cational campaign for the univer sity. This is the trend of an argu ment made in this city by several of the leading Baptists, who are chafing under the statement that move after move and place after place are being made somewhere to check or thwart the plan of the masses of their denomination. The city folks are still holding outstretched arms ready to invite to Nashville any worthy institution or enterprise that means advancement, development and stability to her resources. It is stated that the Rev. Mr. Griggs made a report on the Theological Seminary and its prospect at their last annual convention in Pittsburg. It is also stated that he showed that some funds were in hand, but whether this wan enough to retain or to claim the offer of $30,000 made for the establishment of this institution was not stated. In fact, nothing definite seems to have been done. No site selected, no build ing plans made, and no university simply the educational Board with its headquarters here. THE GHOST HUNT. Dednesday, the 24th Inst., t was rumored by the Nashville Tennessean that a formidable, dreadful and un earthly something, which could be nothing other than a ghost, with a vision potent enough to discern ob jects a quarter of a mile distant mak ing itself feared and known by a ter rible whirring and awe-inspiring noise, like the escaping of the winds from their master, Aeolus, had been seen for fourteen nights continually In South Nashville, on the Lebanon road, between Mt. Olivet Cemetery gate and Brown's Creek, about 11.30 and 12 o'clock each night ' Since Its nocturnal exercise con sisted In chasing only "niggers," a crowd of level-headed young men (about forty in number from all parts of the city) decided they would likw to be chased by this monster. So they turned their footsteps towards the Mt. Olivet Cemetery gate and patiently waited from 10:15 to 11:15 last Wednesday night, but no appall ing ghost came. No. not even a night warbler was heard. Nothing was seen only a small grey kitten peace fully winding its way homeward. The only sound heard at all was thai mournful sound of their risappolnted and retreating footsteps retracing themselves homeward. 'Perhaps the spook was tired, com passionate, or had ended his furlough and had returned to the shades ot Hades. But one thing is certain. These young men have decided that! untii jhey have seen for themselves; this unearthly creature, that they wll not tcllcvo ' nor sancctloa any. such rumors.