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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912.
TT DIVERSIFIED FARMING. By Hervey Whitfield. Almost every citizen of Tennessee delights to boast of the fact that everything necessary for the support of man and beast can be grown suc cessfully i'n this State. It has been said that if a wall encircled the State so as to prevent the Importation of all products of th soil, that Tennes seans could live a&d prosper. Every one who is conversant with the eoils of the state will not deny the fact that the above statement is true, and In the face of such facts It seems necessary to Import from other state3 a large quantity of the necessities of life. There Is no need for such conditions to exist if the farmers would change their methods of farm ing. If every farmer would resolve to diversify his crops and grow those things that are necessary for (the sustenance of his family and stock there would be a great revolution In their financial condition. In the to bacco and cotton sections it Is la mentably true that many men neglect the growth of corn and hay, for the purpose of raising a larger crop of their staple, and then use a large portion of the proceeds lor purchas ing at an exhorbitant price those ar ticles that could and should have been grown at home. During the past Epring it was almost a daily scene that wagons would deliver to bacco to the Clarksville market and return home loaded with hay, corn and bacon, thus laying out all of the profit on the tobacco what might have been grown at home. The northern farmers, many of whom have accumulated wealth, have made their money largely by first sup plying their home with what was needed, and selling the surplus to farmers in the South; and Tennes seans have been large purchasers. It Is impossible for farmers to attain the highest degree of living unless they raise a sufficiency of all products for home consumption and then prepare for your money crop, and when our people with all necessary resources for growing all crops fully realize the importance of adopting such methods, they will soon recognize the financial value of such work. CO-OPERATION. By Hoyt N. Hardeman. To the Farmer: Yours is the greatest calling on earth, because you feed and clothe the world, and you who ought to be the most Independ ent people on the earth, are, in many instances, the slaves to all other classes. Imagine if you will, two great balls, rolling slowy down tin panes of time, and a single file of j farmers passing between those two gigantic balls, one man coining out with eyebrows seared, one with a finder broken, and one with a toe off that is to-day the condition of the majority of the farmers in America. Upon one side you have the trusts and upon the other you have the labor organizations, and you, who produce the food and raiment for these classes are the slaves and the servants of ; these other two. And why is it? It is simply because you pass between these two great forces single file. Were you organized, as ts every oth er calling, were you banded together, were you marching like an army, you would not be ground, as you are, be-1 tween those opposing classes. It is; because you are disbanded, attempting : to combat all sorts of organizations single-handed. There is jujt simply one method whereby the farmer is going to be lifted out of his present condition, and that is through co-operation. You see combination on every hand. Can you think of a sin-la gle article that you buy that does 'not come through a trust? Let us sup-! pose the combined forces nf several foreign nations were to declare war against the United Stales, and our president should issue a call for a million of ir.rj, and he should say to them, "Take your arms and go out and battle against the enemy." What would be the result? We would be annihilated. In a business sense the farmer is annihilated to-day. Like a beggar he takes his products to the markets and asks, "What will you give?" And like a beggar he goes to b'jy, and asks, "What will you take?" Can be made easy sell ing the QBE JAJ it why not you? CALL AT THE GLOBE OFFICE 447 Fourth Avenue, North. You who produce the breadstuffs of the world, why don't you market it, why don't you sell it, as does the man who sells you a keg of nails or a roll of wire, or as does any manu facturer? Your products are far more necessary for the nation and world than 'are theirs. They consid er the interest on the Investment the insurance, the taxes, the labor, the salaries, the losses, and then fix a price. When you produce a bushel of wheat, a barrel of corn, a pound of beef or pork, do you go about it In an intelligent way and say, My land is worth so much an acre, I must have interest on my Investment; my labor is worth so much a day, there are taxes, wear and tear on the machin ery and use of horses to be consid ered, and then do you put a price upon that gratn or beef as you should, and get it? No; you allow a lot of speculators to fix a price on these commodities. You could stop their speculating as well as fixing the price if you would. But you do not hang together; you hang separately; you don't vote together, or you would fill your legislative halls with farm ers. As an Illustration of what great benefits could be derived from co operat)on, take the tobacco associa tion. In this we find the farmers have organized themselves together and demand their price for their prod uct, and as a result, the price of to bacco as sold by the farmer, has in creased in value to more than double. If it can be done with to-bacco, by co-operation, why can't we band our selves together and organize associa tions for our corn, our cotton, our vegetables, and our live stock? These products of the farm must be had to keep the .world going, and if all the farmers would combine and demand certain prices for their products, they would receive them just the same as they have for tobacco. BUSINESS LEAGUE TO BE ORGAN IZED AT FRANKLIN. Special to the Globe. Franklin, Tenn., June 3. On Thurs day night, the 22nd tost, a meeting was held at the Missionary Baptist Church for the purpose of stimulating interest and drawing enthusiasm in the feasibility of the formation of a local branch of the National Negro Business League. The attendance represented many of the varied call ings of the colored men. of the town. Mr. C. II. Moore, who is traveling in the interest of the Business League, gave a very valuable and apprecia tive address. After some discussion it. was moved and adopted that a tem porary Chairman and Secretary be elected. Mr. II. J. Kwing, the Under- taker and Contractor, was elected Chairman, while to Dr. II. C. Robins was delegated the post of Secretary. A number of those present gave in their names as intending members. A mass-meeting will be held on Mon day, June 3rd, when permanent offi cers will be elected and the move ment firmly started. Mr. Moore was accorded a cordial vote oi thanks. All are hopeful that the organization will live and prove a stimulus to the cultivation of a strong spirit of self-help and racial confi dence. REV. At the HAYNES HONORED. commencement of Roger Roger Williams University recently held the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon Rev. Wm. Haynes, pastor of the Sylvan Street Baptist Church and Chairman of the Trustee Board of Roger Williams University. This degree may be conferred upon applicant s who "(1) have reached cer- I iii i n i.v miuuit; me; uj nave acquireu liberal education, together with a theo'ogieal training that enables the applicant to defend successfully the faith of his church whenever and wherever assailed; (3) or who, past middle life, is characterized bv un.- questioned piety, together with some great public service he has rendered for Gcd and humanity." Rev. Haynes certainly measures up to all of these requirements. lie is a graduate of Roger Williams Uni versity an dhas pastored some of the leading churches in this state. Be sides, he has served his denomination acceptably in several positions of honor and truwt, and stands in the front ranks of the Baptist ministry of the times. ERIN NOTES. Madam Kate Greenaw and Lola B. Graham arrived here Friday morn ing. At the station they werQ given a hearty welcome to this little town. They were the guests of Mrs. Alpha Johnson. The concert given Friday night by Mrs. Johson and Miss Ed.die Dobbins was a success. Every one was delighted with the selections ren dered. On Saturday night Mrs. Mag gie Scott gave a reception at her beautiful home In honor of the visi tors. A most delicious supper was served and every one certainly en Joyed themselves. Those present were, Madam Greenlaw, Miss. Lola Graham, Mrs. Daisy Love. Mrs. Alpha Johnson, Miss Leana Johnson, Miss Eddie Dobbins, Master Walter and William Johnson. After supper the guests were entertained by Master Doss Scott with his moving pictures. Madam Kate Greenlaw rendered sev eral selections Sunday afternoon at St. James C. M. E. Church, accom panied by Miss Lola' B. Graham. Every one was delighted with the program. Rev. Fisher, pastor of the Methodist Church (white), preach ed an excellent sermon. Madam Greenlaw and Miss Graham left. Sun day evening. They made many friends while in Erin. Several of our people made a flying trip to Louisville on the excursion last Saturday. Messrs. Ernest Nolan, Willie Scott, Lawrence 'Jackson, Fifer Lutton, L. R. Dobbin3, Jim Guerin, Robert Mackbee and Walter Dumas, Misses Blanche John lean, Iola Jackson and Ruby Beaure gard returned Monday, reporting a fine time. Mrs. Clara Dobbins went as far as Clarksville with her hus band. Mr. L. R. Dobbinn spent Sun day with Mrs. McRay, returning with her husband Monday morning. CENTERVILLE NOTES. The commencement exercises of the Centerville Normal and Preparatory School, under the direction of Prof. E. L. Kinzer and Miss R. B. Merri weather, were a Buccess. Beginning with the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday. May 2Gth, which was power fully preached by Rev. Harris, and followed on Monday wight with the great lecture by Dr. W. S. Ellington, and so on through the entire week, winding up with a picnic Saturday. Rev. Harris was at his best and in his ?ermon under the subject, "Look up," pointed out many helpful ways to the class. Dr. Ellington, whose subject was "Some Problems that Challenge our Thoughts," presented some problems that set the people to thinking and aroused a deeper sense of dftty. Me carried his audi ence by his persuasive eloquence and deep reasoning. There were Two students, Alberta Walker and Wal ter S. Walker, to receive certificates from the preparatory department. The promotions were given Saturday morning just before the picnic and the following pupils made marks which placed them on the honor roll: Arthalia Gray, 5-A Grade, 91;Eula Bell Gray, 7-A Grade, 91; Walter S. Walker, graduate, 'JO; and John Cathey, normal. 91. Mrs. Susan B. Kinzer, who visited her son, .Prof. Kinzer, after a stay of two weeks, returned to Nashville Saturday, June 1st, having had a pleasant stay, and met many old friends. The county instituje begins Monday, June 10th, and continues two weeks. All visi tors are welcome. PULASKI NOTES. The Pulaski High School had a suc cessful closing last. Friday. Rev. M. C. Skillem filled the pulpit for Rev. F. J. Givens at Gendale ast Sunday, and reports a good collection. " Mrs. Ida Haywood, who has been visiting here for several days, has returned to her home in Nashville. Prof. T. P. Turner went to Nashville on busi ness this week. Prof. A. II. Joyce is at home again. He taught the past term at Waverly, Tenn. Prof. Willie Meredith's school closed this week. Mrs. Annie Maxwell and her mother, Mrs. Gabriel McKissack, dined with Mfs. T. P. Turner list Thursday;. Mrs. Maxwell will return to her home in Birmingham soon. Mr. Willie Mc Kimber is at the hotel again. Dr. Howard, the presiding elder of the Pu'askt District of the A. M. E. j Church, held hia regular quarterly I ttieeting here SuuUu.,'. Quite a suc I cessfnl meeting was had both In fin ance and enthusiasm. Mrs. T. P. Turner, Mrs. L G. Stevens and Misa E. M. Bramlette are attending the Sunday-School Congress at Tuskegec Institute. Ala., this week. Mrs. Au gusta White has gone to Nashville to stay two or three weeks. Beulah Baptist Church is to have an enter tainment Saturday night. SPINSTERS' CONVENTION A BIG SUCCESS. Odd Fellows Auditorium packed to standing room Thursday night, May 31st, to nesa the first. rendition . of was i last J Wit' I the! play known as "The Spinsters' Con vention." This play was staged by the members of the Galeda Class No. 1G of the Mt. Olive Baptist Sunday- School. The members of the class j consisting of GS in all, together with I the entire list of officers, had put ex- tra efforts forward to make the af-! fair a big success. The President of ' the class, Miss Mary L. Clark, who j fri was also their delegate to the Con - H. gross; the vice president, Miss Sarah Li1 liMinc ' Wnnr.tnpif 1 i un IV H. U mo" Assistant Secretary, Mrs. A. S. Ruck er; Treasurer, Mrs. H. A. Boyd, and the general committee composed of j the working members of the class, nact succeeuea in arousing a aeai 01 1 interec-t. Through the kindness of Dr. Peters, who acted as stage man ager, with the assistance of Rev. J. B. Ridley, the class reports the big gest success in the history of its long list of entertainments. They have been requested by the Odd Fellows to repeat the Spinsters' Convention during the carnival at Greenwood Park this month. MRS. R. PAGE PASSES AWAY. The funeral of Mrs. Robert Page, who passed from this earth Monday morning, May 27th, took place Wed nesday morning, May 29th, at Mt. Gil lead Baptist Church, of which Rev. Page is pastor. She leaves a long record of Christian faithfulness in the service of Jesus Christ forty years. Rev. C. II. Clark, D. D., and Rev. John Slaughter officiated. Scrip ture reading by Rev. B. F. Ferrell, D. D., who read the 90th Psalm. Rev. C. II. Clark's text was "She hath done what she could." His theme was "She was a great woman." Her casket was elaborately decorated with flowers of various kinds. Her life will be a sunny light to the unborn sons of men. She leaves a husband, many relatives and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Closing song "Nearer my God Thee." NEW PARK NAMED. The new park recently purchased by the city of Nashville in the northwest section of the city has been named by the Board of Park Commissions "Had ley Park." Mr. Hadley was the original owner of this tract. It has come down from his heirs, and the Commissioners thought it would be a worthy tribute to Mr. Hadley to name tils park fori him, as it would perpetuate a Historic name. Mr. Hadley was a great friend of the Negro, and this was another rea son that prompted the Commissioners to adopt hip name. This1 Is a very a miliar name In this city, and some of the leading citizens have borne this title. One of the foremost Negro ed ucators and promoters bore that name in the person of Dr. C. H. Hadley, who was for many years principal of one of the public schools here, and was the organ'zer of the Independent Order of Immaculates, of which he was the Supreme Grand Master un til his death. Dr. Hadley resided in the vicinity of this park for many years. He erected a beautiful home on Phillips street, near Sixteenth ave nue, North, which is still occupied by his family, and while the park was not primarily named for him, th name will be appreciated by all Ne groes in view of the fact that he is so closely related to the Hadley family. The tract consists of thirty-four acres of blue grass land set with mas sive shade trees, and on which is to be found as fine mineral waters as there are in the state. The old Had ley mansion still stands on the grounds and will be remodeled and kept in first-class condition. Chairs are already on the gTound to the number of several hundred, and the park, wh'le not finished, Is open to the public, and they can go out any day and enjoy the fresh western breezes and view the beauties with which nature has blessed that vicinity. Fortunately the plot of land is a natural park and will af ford a comfortable rendevous for the people in its splendid condition. It Is only a few steps from the end ofsou' havinS been educated in the the Jefferson street car l'ne and would be a pleasant place to spend a hot afternoon. The Commissioners will put the grounds in condition as soon as pos sible; but this does not bar the peo ple from visiting the park at the present time. PROMINENT VISITORS AT FIRE SIDE SCHOOL. The Christian Workers Foreign Missionary Society will meet at 513 Mulberry street, on Monday night, June 3, at 8 o'clock. A good program will be rendered. Miss Davie, a teacher of Spelman Seminary, Atlan ta, Ga., visited the Home on Thurs day, May 23. While here she also visited the National Baptist Publish ing Board, Fisk University and Ro ger Williams University! She is to spend a year among the churches speaking about homo missionary work. The Christian Workers Con ference held its meeting on the morn ing of May 27th and considered how to deal with those Who lack assurance of salvation. Miss L. E. Bushnell re turned this week frfim the meetings of the Northern Baptist Convention A WORTHY MAN HONORED THE .. A. M. E. CHURCH TAKING HIGH GROUND. John Anderson Langford, M. M. S., one of the leading Negro archi tects of the country, was unanimous ly elected supervising architect of the A. M. E. Church on May 23, by the General Conference. The need IF ON EASY TERMS 1004-llth Ave., N. 4 room, city water, cement walk, retaining wall in front. Within one block of Jefferson S?t. car line. In good condition. Price i,8oo Easy Teanns. 903-llth Ave.,N 4 rooms, long hall, 2 poarches, latticed poarch in the rear, wired for electricity, city water, in good condition. Frice $1,690 Easy Terms. 2022 Heirman Street 4 room house, in good condition, nenr manufacturing section of N. W. Nashville, which makes this good renting property. Will sell to the first one that calls, for f 700 on Easy Terms. A liargnin. 1727 Third Avenue, N., 3 room house, in good repair, city water, cement walks, out houses. Price -f 1,050. Easy Terms. In our new purchased property, known as the Warner Property, the ' most beautiful tract of land ever offer for sale in North Nashville, we have several beautiful cottages, three and four rooms each, and hall, cab , inet mantel, tile hearth, necessary out houses, cement walks, city water, beautiful shades, and every thing necessary to make a home comfortable. Fronting on Heiman street, 16th avenue, North, Thompson street and 17th avenue, north. ; tf i " J BRANSFORD IN CO PO 162 Fourth Avenue, N., SHARP" FLAHIGAf HAMILTON FMITBDlftMir j Successor to 7. D. Hamilton. 311-13 2nd Ave., II. New Firm, New Management. Fresh new stock of the latest designs. We sell cheaper and on easier terms than any firm in the city. GIVE US A LOOK BEFORE BUYING. Spot Cash Tel. The M CD For men, women and boys all the latest styles in white new buck and canvass. 314 Union St. of a church architect has been fully realized by the Bishops, General Of ficers and ministers of the A. M. E. Church for some time. Too often the church edifices and buildings have been constructed without prop er ventilation and light. But now that a capable architect has been elected this trouble can be obviated. Mr. Lankford is a mechanical en gineer and has wide experience as a builder. Mr. Lankford is a native of Mis- public schools and at Lincoln Insti tute, after graduating at Tuskegee, and from one of the best schools in the country on architecture. He is a young man of great ability and forethought, and has resigned and built some of the best buildings in the country. PfeOF.t PHILLIPS' "BROWN GIRL." Nashville is not only the home of accomplished musicians, teachers and the like, but it has sprung Into prom inence for turning out exceptionally unique artists. The recent produc tion from the pen of Prof. Jasper T. Phillips, known as the "Brown Girl," is the comment. of the season. It is a pen drawing, and while It does not resemble any particular Individual, it shows the remarkable" advancement and the splendid evolution the race is making in the beauties to be found among the females of the race, and while the pen drawing of Prof. Phil lips only portrays the imagination of a "Brown Girl," it can be easily tak en for an original photograph of some of the beauties to be found in sunny Tennessee. Prof. Phillips, al though not boasting as an artist, has given some splendid pen drawings and deserves to be in a class with the celebrated pen artists of to-day. SPARTA NOTES. Sunrtoy being a fair day, every church had a large attendance at 11 o'clock. The Rev. I. T. Jefferson, of the A. M. E. Church, and bis people wore in an educational rally, which was a buccess. Rev. S. M. Carmi- REALTY CO. II ATBII Phones, Main 2323 and 2324 1. 1778 Spot Gash AIL SSludDCB Nashville, Tenn. Take Up an Agency NOW IS YOUR TIME. DO NOT PUT IT OFF DO IT TODAY. Do you want to make money? If so, accept the agency to sell Negro Dolls Vou can make from three to fifteen dollars per day canvassing for these dolls in your town. , For further information, write, en closing a two cent stamp. Address a letter to the National Negro Doll Co. H. A. BOYD. Manager. 523 Second Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee. chael preached at the A. M. E. Church at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. M. Hamilton, pastor of the Baptist Church, ban tized two candidates Sunday at 1 o'clock. The pastor and members of Keynote Chapel M. E. Church are preparing for a grand time on the second Sunday, which is children's day. Mrs. S. M. Carmichael left home Monday for Wartrace to visit her sick sister, Miss Lucy Davidson. Mrs. Bertha Matlock left for McMinnville to be present with her husband. Mrs. Drada Hollins received the first prize at the A. M. E. Church for raising the largest amount of money in the rally Sunday. Miss Marie Sims re ceived the second prize..