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NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY AUGUST 23. 1912.
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Meeting In Chicago This
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ton Presiding Every Part of
Country Represented Busi
ness Men Tell Their
Special to the Globe:
ChicagoIll., Aug. 21. The annual
jssifia of the National Negro Busl
iJess League opened here this morn
, ing at the Institutional Church on
V Dearborn street. Dr. Booker T.
1 Washington is president of the
League. The body is a representative
; we, consisting as it does of the lead
; Lng Negro business men from every
j 8art of the country. There are more
!than a thousand delegates present.
Business men of every class are here.
Farmers, merchants, bankers, manu
facture's, printers and publishers,
druggists, brokers, undertakers, in
fact it Is hard to name a line of
business that is not represented at
The League was organized by
Booker T. Washington, and he has
been its president ever since. There
is never a hint to a change in the of
ficers, so deeply are the members in
terested 'n the material good they
derive from co-mingling with their
fellowmen. The. nrosrram Is arm-need
j so as to give men from every branch
of bus'ness a chance to be heard.
"There are no flowery speeches made,
'but every delegate tells in a plain
commonsense way how success has
I been attained.
y The Rooms ol tne Young Men's
Christian Association, 3330 South
State street, have been selected by
the Local Executive Committee as
. Convention headquarters.
. On Thursday afternoon, fom 3 to
6 o'clock, an Automobile Sight See
ing Tour in honor of the delegates to
include a visit to the monster business
Houses of Chicago, the Negro Busi
ness Houses, the Board of Trade,
j1 trough the Parks of the city, etc.
On Friday afternoon, from 3 to
6:45 o'clock, a Steamboat Excursion
along the Lake Shore, Evanston to
South Chicago and Return, has been
arranged in honor of the delegates.
Music will be provided for pleasure
On Friday evening beginning
at 8:00 o'clock, a Banquet and
Reception will be tendered the Offl-
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cere anu ivieiuueiu ui me ijcuguo ai
the Seventh Regiment Armory, Thirty-fourth
street and Wentwortb. ave
nue. Aside from these- specified arrange
ments, other entertainments of one
kind and another In honor of the
delegates and their wives have been
arranged for by various clubs and
other social organizations of the
Wednesday, August 21st, 10:30 A. M.
1 At the Institutional Church, 3825
Dearborn Street. -
he League Called to Order
r. George C. Hall, President, Chica
go Negro Business League and
Member of Executive Committee of
the National Organization.
ddresses of Welcome:
I a Behalf of the Chicago ' Negro
viness Leagud', Hon. J. Gray Lucas,
f p behalf of the citizens of Chica
f Jo Association of Commerce, Mr. E.
6, Butler, of Butler Brothers.
Appointment of Committees:
Breeding Thoroughbred Brown Leg
horn Chickens, Paul Scott, Mitchell,
l iking Farming Pay..'.
C. N. Miller, Rolling Fork, Miss
A liver Dickerson, Dickerson, Miss.
A ...A. L. Caston, Shelby, Miss.
My Success as Farmer, Stock-Raiser
W. V. Smith, Larned, Kansas
. .Washington Reed, Wcllston, Mo.
j Conducting a Thoroughbred Stock
fj Peter L. Hensley, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
j! ....Gid Hooper, Fort Worth, Tex-.
l,.Vheat Growing as a Business ....
j'; J. D. Rouse, Hitchcock, Okla.
I'.Ty Experience, as a Cotton Buyer and
ji Commission Merchant .
ji George Giles, Ocala, Fla.
ii Taking Boot Blacking Pay
i J. E. Morrisetto, Philadelphia. Pa.
,'Tv Success as a Dealer in Railroad
Ties, Teiegrapn oies, Filings, etc.
Warren H. Dawis, Great Barring
Hat I Have Accomplished as a Real
(Continued on Pago 7.)
EWELRY STOLEN AT SPRING
Springfield, Tenn., Aug. 19. Dr.
mv Weaver, a Negro physician of
is city, but formerly of Marion,
(iiiv. having in his possession a di-
lnond shirt stud belonging to II. T.
Men Around Saloon Cause
People Startled at Night by Loud
Swearing and Boisterous Con-
duct Telephones Kept Busy
Policemen Hard to Find
People Determined That
the Saloons Shall
Be Closed Up.
On Saturday night people living
in the vicinity of Eighteenth avenue
and Jefferson street were subjected
to the most outrageous abuse by a
gang of hoodlums who frequent a
saloon run in connection with a
grocery store owned by one Burton
on the corner of Jefferson and. Eight
eenth avenue. All kinds of swearing
nnd vulgarity was indulged In by
the gang of drunkards who had
tanked up on the cheap liquor sold
over the counter of the supposed to
be "soft drink stand." The street
was converted into a hullabaloo, and
these ruffians with their eyes aflame
with cheap liquor, did not spare any
one In the community, but seemed to
take delight in making it unpleasant
for everybody. Men were worked
up to white beat, but no one dared
to leave their premises for fear they
would be done bodily harm by the
raging mob that was prowling up
and down the street. The Police De
partment was called by several living
in the community, and the situation
was fully explained to them. Re
sponses came back that every effort
was being made to locate the police
on that beat, but for hours the bois
terous conduct was carried on. Wom
en in their houses, though the night
was intensely hot, were forced to
close their doors and windows to as
best they could to protect them
selves from the abuse of the mob in
the street. All kind of swearing,
rock-throwing and every conceivable
boisterous act was indulged in
This outrageous conduct was car
ried on in a law-abiding community
for more than two hours, and yet no
relief came from the police depart
ment. The mob howled and swore
and threatened the people of the
community until they grew weary
and departed for theira several
homes swearing as they went. Some
time after 12 o'clock the policemen
put in their appearance, but no one
was to be found in the streets at
tht hour. The people of the com
munity are very much wrought up
over the affair. The men are afraid
to leave their homes and families at
night, for they realize how difficult
it would be for their wives to get
protection if this same gang of hood
lums should decide to at any time
intrude upon the women in their
The situation has become very se
rious. On Monday night -a mass
meeting of men was held in the
Scovel Street A. M. E. Church and
it was decided to lay the case before
the Mayor and the city authorities.
It Is believed that when the situation
is clearly understood that this saloon
which is several blocks outside of
the prescribed district in which sa
loons may be operated, will be forced
to close up. Several men have been
heard to express themselves tfs in
favor of a lawful procedure against
this movement, but they feel that
under any circumstances It must be
The men are determined in thi3
matter, for they realize that it is in
self-defense and they must act and
net at once. The party who runs the
saloon shows no regard whatever for
the rights of the people and makes
no attempt to influence his patrons
in the liquor shop. It is feared by
the law-abiding citizens in that com
munity that serious trouble will hap
pen if this nuisance i3 not removed.
Stratton. cashier of the People's Na
tional Bank, of this city, valued at
$1,000, which was taken from the
Stratton home about three weeks ago,
together with other articles of jewel
ry. Weaver carried the diamond to a
pawn shop and the pawnbroker be
came suspicious and wired chief of
police of this city who ordered his ar
rest. Weaver has made a confession
and implicated another Negro physi
cian of this place, Dr. W. T. Bailey,
who has been arrested. For the past
few weeks it has been a common oc
currence for homes to be broken into
and money and articles of jewelry to
be taken. City Officers Martin and
Elliott examined trunks of Weaver
and found a watch belonging to IT. T.
Stratton and other articles stolen
from the tiomes of people here and a
number of keys.
PROMINENT LAW FIRM.
Knoxville, Tenn. No law firm in
East Tennessee is being given great
er recognition than that of Perkins,
Alston, Ruff & Whitlock, located at
212 1-2 West Vine street. The firm
is composed of Dr. D. W. Perkins, the
senior member of the firm, who is a
North Carolinian by birth, but a Ten
nessean by -adoption; II. L. Alston, J.
A. Huff and S. P. Whitlock. As prac
titioners, as advisors and as counsel
lors at law, the firm is hard to beat.
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DR. J. B. SINGLETON,
PRESIDENT PEOPLE'S SAVING
BANK AND TRUST CO.
Dr. J. B SSinsrletnn xvna 1onto1 10 voko , v, i... nt i
president of the People's Savings
t-. . .
Bank and Trust Company August
14th, 1912. The election of Dr. Sin
gleton by the Directors to the presi
dency of the bank to succeed the late
Dr. R. F. Boyd is proving to be a
good one as it is meeting the ap
proval of the general public. While
Dr.. Singleton is not so well known
in national affairs,, he is well known
locally as a professional and busi
ness man, whose reputation and
standing cannot be questioned. He
i3 a man in whom the public has con
fidence, and whose name and reputa
tion will mean much to the bank of
which he has been elected president.
He has been in the active practice
of his profession in this city about
DELEGATED ASSEMBLY .HOLDS
Jackson, Tenn., Aug. 14. (Special
The Delegated Assembly of Benev
olent Orders of the State of Tennes
see met here in their forty-fourth an
nual session Monday, August 12th.
Grand President Wm. Copeland, of
Nashville, called the meeting to or
der at 2:45 p. m. Devotional ser
vices were conducted by the Grand
Chaplain, Rev. J C. Crafton, after
which the roll of grand officers was
called, and all were present. . The
Credential Committee was then ap
pointed and went Into session, and
soon reported a quorum present.
The delegates were then assigned to
their respective homes, and adjourn
ment taken until 7 p. m.
The regular ronti
was observed throughout the remain-1
der of the session, only at intervals J
when th meeting was favored with
a very able address from one of Jack
son's leading men. Among them
were Rev. MoMry, Dr. Harrison and j
others. The Mayor of the city de
livered a timely address. The re-'
sponse by Mr. W. W. Williams, of
The meeting was a very hurried i
one, and it caused tne deletrates to i
work very hard, as they were com-!
pelled to work both night and day. i
But on a whole the meeting was a I
very profitable one, and the members j
all feel that Jackson is one of the!
foremost towns of the state.
The delegates while here took the:
opportunity to visit Lane College,
which was very inspiring to all.
The following is a list of elected
officers for the ensuing year: Grand I
president, Wm.. Copeland, Nashville; I
grand vice president, G. W. Wilson.
Chattanooga: grand secretary, R. IL
Brown, Nashville: grand treasurer,
Mrs. F. J. Kidd, Antioch; -grind
chaplain. Rev. J. C. Crafton, Hurn-
iHuat; grana sentinel, H. Owen,
Nashville; grand marshal, Chas. Wis'
ner, Brentwood; grand members of
Board: Mrs. Beulah Hammonds, of
Chattanooga, and Mrs. nin nnw
of Murfreesboro. The next meeting
wm do neia in Springfield in August,
TWENTY-FOURTH INFANTRY AT
AMP STOTSENBURG. PAMPAN
GA. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
Feeling that it would he nf 1
est to scores of people in the United
states, n was stated by the men in
line as well as the conim.inrHnfr tnmoa
of the 21th IT. S. Infantry this week
mat tney are located for the first
time in nn rlnnli tha mrv,.(. l,ni,..i
and by far the most picturesque camfi
ever occupied by military forces in
the Philippine Islands. Wlien the
24th Infantry was first sent to the
i'nuippines last year they were as
signed to Camp Joseman, IHo, Tbil-
iu j ui anu 11 (i3 uuiiL uy uuu t U"
Ny a very large dental practice. He
t o-r i Aii 'i I ci A fim,,. v.rt it..i,nH t ....... l
College in 1S92 and has been suner
irtendent of the college for fifteen
years. Dr. Singleton owns some
good property on some of the most
prominent streets of Nashville. Re
cently he has built a fine residence
which is a credit to his race and the
community. He Is president of the
Star Realty and Investment Compa
ny, a chartered corporation which is
doing a most flattering business. The
new president will soon move his of
fice In the bank building, 410 Cedar
street, where he will be convenient
t;i look after the business of the bank
and his profession. Dr. Singleton Is
always glad to see his friends and
the friends of the bank at any time.
ippine Islands. This post was five
hundred miles almost due south of
Manila, Isolated from the regular
line of travel and making communi
cation with the United States almost
beyond question. It really took sixty
days to get messages one way. But
Camp Stotsenburg is Just fifty-five
miles north of Manila, with the Ma
nila railroad connecting direct. The
water is plentiful and wild game Is
6aid to be abundant. Located at the
camp is the full regiment of nine
hundred young men, the majority of
whom are recruits. These men are
receiving spiritual advice from Lieut.
W. W. E. Gladden, the chaplain. Dr.
Gladden, being the senior chaplain
in the United States Army of the
colored troups, has entire charge of
INSPIRING TEXAS NEWS.
Information from Texas was joy
ously received in Nashville la?t week
w'len it was learned that Dr. and Mrs.
. II. Dyson, who are now located in
Diila, expect to be visited in the
next fortnight by the stnrU, which is
reported to bo rapidly going in that
direction. Tin--1 mother of M-a. Dyson
i- already in Dallas on a visit to the
NASHVILLE WELL REPRESENT
ED AT THE BUSINESS
Special to the Globe:
Chicago, 111., August 21. All rec
ords have been smashed this year by
Nashvlllee in the contribution to the
Business League. Among those here
this week are Mrs. A. N. Johnson,
A. N. Johnson, Jr., M. D.. Mr. Loren
zo Johnson, Misses Edwina Smith,
J. Dewitt Shorter, Hattie Hodgkins,
Sophia Jackson, Florence Jackson,
Emma and Nannie Stone, Nita and
Mabel Scott. Cassle Dodson, Mary
Clark, Carrie Napier, Madeline Car
ter, Irene Nixon, Rosa Shelby, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Napier, Mr. Ira T.
Bryant, Bishop and Mrs. I. B. Scott,
Mr. Jasper T. Phillips, Mr. I. B. Scott,
Jr., Rev. Preston Taylor, Dr. R. II.
Boyd, Mr.R. Lee Fite, Dr. E. B. Jef
ferson, Rev. Henry A. Boyd, Mr. C.
N. Langston, Mr. Allen Carter, Mrs.
Mary Phillips-Holbrooks, Misses Mary
and Jennie Dunson, Mr. B. J. Had
ley. The bankers, undertakers and news
paper men in special session.
ST. LOUIS WELL REPRE
SENTED. Special to the Globe.
Chicago, 111., August 21. Among
the cities sending large delegations
to the league is St. Louis, Mo. Those
here from that city are Mr. W. C.
Gordon, undertaker; Mr. Chas. Pitt
man. Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Phillips,
Jr., Misses Casey and Mrs. Rice, Mrs.
Colo and Mr. Jas. T. Bush.
Meets Trustees 01 Turner
Witnesses Corner-Stone Laying of
School at Shelbyville Makes Trip
to Nashville Preaches Two Ser
mons on Sunday Is Inter
viewed on Political Situa
tionDoes Not Like..
Bishop Joshua II. Jones, of Wilber-
force, Ohio, made his first trip to
Tennessee last week when he met
the Trustees of Turner Normal Col
lego in their annual summer rally
for Turner Normal College. The
meeting this year was held at Shel
byville in the school building. A
large number of trustees were pres
ent from every part of the state. The
Board Includes all the presiding el
ders in the four conferences, and
many of the leading pastors and lay
men. In speaking to the Trustee Board
Bishop Jones said: "I feel under
many obligations to the men of Ten
nessee; first, because I realize that
without their support I would not
have been elected as one of the
bishops of the A. M. E. Church." He
said he was determined to do his
level best for the Interest of the
Church this quadrennium. He as
sured the men that he had come to
them as a brother and friend and he
asked the'r co-operation in all things
for the betterment of the Church.
The reports from the various dis
tricts were taken up and showed that
despite the hard year the people
throughout th? state have rallied no
bly for the school. The total re
ceipts for the work amounted to
$4,200, which is only eight hundred
dollars less than the amount asked
for, and the presiding elders assured
the bishop that when the annual con
ferences meet the five thousand dol
lars would be paid in full if not In
While the Board was in session
the cornerstone of the new girl's dor
mitory was laid, the local Masonic
order officiating. Dr. Jones spoke In
high praise of the work being done
and expressed himself as being op
timistic of the future.
Friday morning found the bishop
in Nashville. While here he was the
guest of Dr. J. C. Caldwell, on Scovel
street, Secretary of the Allen Chris
tian Endeavor League. On Sunday
morning he preached a forceful ser
mon to a large assemblage at St.
Johns A. M. E. Church. The sermon
was well received and has been spok
en of on every hand since. On Sun
day night he was greeted by another
large audience at St. Paul Church,
and on this occasion he acqulted him
self grandly. People in Nashville
and other points where the Bishop
has spoken in this state are favora
bly impressed with him and have
high hopes of a very successwul ad
ministration of the affairs of the
Church during this quadrennium.
Bishop Jones is the ex-President of
Wilberforce University, in Ohio. He
has had broad experience in the pas
torate of churches, and It is believed
by the leading men of his church
that he will make one of the strong
est bishops of the A. M. E. Church.
He left Nashville Monday evening
on the Dixie Flyer for his home in
SAYS ROOSEVELT'S NAME IS
Bishop Joshua H. Jones, colored
former head of Wilberforce Univer
sity and now presiding over the
Ninth Episcopal District of the Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Churtdi,
which embraces Tennessee and Ala
bama, when asked as to his opinion
nn Mr. Roosevelt's attitude toward
the Southern Negro in his third par
ty movement said: "His name is
Dennis." Continuing he said: "My
opinion of Mr. Roosevelt is that in
stead of being a great conscientious
statesman with Abraham Lincoln and
Ceorge Washington as his patron
saints he Is a mere politician with
a boundless greed for office and
glory; swapping horses in any stream
that promises to allow him to ride
to his goal. lie is neither a Repub
lican after the manner of Lincoln
nor a Democrat after the manner of
Andrew Jackson nor a Progressive
after the manner of Champ Clark or
"He is simply a political trickster,
standing neither for the Democracy
of the nation nor for the Republican
ism of our 'nstitutlons.
"His political inconsistencies anil
political catch-all profession of faith,
delivered at Chicago, will neither fool
the Negroes of the North nor the
white Democrats of the South. His
dishonesty is so thinly veiled that
both these' voting elements will see
that his only aim Is votes without
"He is as wicked in his declaration
of faith as Tillman of South Caro
lina when ho said: 'To hell with the
"My prophecy Is that Mr. Roose
velt will get neither ten per cent of
the southern white vote nor ten per
cent, of the Negro vote of the North
Prof. Smith Submits His
Asks for Improved Modern Facilities
for Negro Students Work Has
Been Handicapped Many Things
Needed In Pearl High School
More Courses Asked for
P Schools :Kejre-'.SuPntendentClty
Dear Sir: In conformity wUh vonr '
request I have the honor ?0 subm" '
he following report of the work of
the Pearl High school for the schol
ftstic year ending June 5, 1812:
Principal, F. G. Smith.
Heads of Departments-H A Cam
Ninth Grade, R. S. Harris.
Total Enrollment Boys, 7C- eirls
134; total 230. glrl3'
Average Attendant n., -a
140; total, 199. """" 03 gins
Number of pupils to teacher, 40
average scholarship, 53; average age,
tnlVl f at,if.ying t0 state that Pearl
High School has enjoyed another year
of prosperity since my last report
?fWI? SJ ,anincreas the number
of pupils in the school, an additional
teacher was added io the faculty in
the person of R. S. Harris, who was
assigned to the Ninth B Grade
As you are aware, this was' a very
hard year on the schools-the hardest
that we have suffered in a great many
years. The winter was long and se
vere and it was almost impossible to
attain the highest success in school
work. On this account there are.
some features of the work that are
not exactly what I would like them to
he. Our attendance was crippled and
our scholarship reduced. Yet both
teachers and pupils always manifest
ed a determined spirit and the work
taken as a whole was commendable,
The teaching, I believe, was up to
the standard. The faculty is com-'
posed of experienced, faithful, telf.
reliant and efficient teachers, anxious
to do their best and willing to accept
suggestions about their work
The general tone of the school Is
good. While there is not much time
for ethical Instruction in a compact
program, yet the teachers seize every
opportunity to direct the attention of
the pupils to what is high and noble
hi character, to honesty, virtue, so
briety, industry, truthfulness, lia
bility and integrity. Often moral In
struction is given in connection with
the history lesson, or a Roman hero
may form the basis of an Important
lesson In ethics. While moral train
ing may be secured to a considerable
extent through oral instruction by
teacher instruction that will enable
pupils to discriminate between right
and wrong I recognize the fact that
it is the unconscious Influence of the
teacher's life and character that acts
in the school as the most effective
rower. A teacher's influence for good
o.- evil is far-reaching and no moral
precept can be so efficient as a
pure upright, ncble Christian ma.a or
woman serving in the position of
teacher. ,T trust it will not be out of
pb.co here to again call your atten
tion to the urgent need of a labora
tory in connection with this school.
I : ?gard it :-s a very great misfortune
tl.r.t our school has never been sup
plied with proper facilities for teach
iiig science. As you well know,
wcrk in chemistry and physics should
be experimental. But on account of
no materials, no apparatus and no
room set aside for laboratory pur
pones, "rote work" has been com
pelled to be the rule with our pupils.
In consequence of this hardship and
serious disadvantage, progress In the
sciences has been slow. Moreover, it
has prevented the proper classifica
tion of our pupils whop they apply to
enter the collece of their choien nffpr
graduation. Invariably standard col
leges demand their laboratory manual
or note-books and on failure to pre
sent them, their advancement is hin
dered and graduation reduced. I take
the liberty to call vonr-attention tn
this matter a second time, solely in
(Continued on Page 6.)
on account of his transparent hypoc
risy. "I believe it is the religious duty
of every Negro that votes to teach.
Mr. Roosevelt once for all, that he
cannot slap them in the face with
one hand and pat them on the back
with the other, by voting straight,
either for Taft or Wilson.
MR. STEWART DROPS IN.
Mr. Chas. Stewart, the newspaper
correspondent, of Chicago. 111., bet
ter known as J. O. Midnight, spent
Saturday in Nashville. Ho was the
guests of BLs'nop Evans Tyree. Mr.
Htewart left in the afternoon on the
Dixie Flyer for Chicago to visit his
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