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Vol. VIII.
Nashville, texn.. Friday December id, ioi3.
No. 51.
IXOli 1 V 1
Lived to a Good Old Age Was Born
In Virginia Sold With His Moth
er When a Baby and Brought to
Tennessee Leased Previous
Master's Farm Saved His
Money and Purchased
Home Reared Family.
Special to the Globe.
Silver Springs, Tenn., Dec. 15.
Mr. John Davis, one of the oldest
citizens of this community, died
Thursday, December 11th, at 2 p. ni.
All the members of his family were
at his bedside to see him breathe his
last. lie was burled from Ruth
land Ohuroh. Dr. Wm. Haynes de
livered the funeral oration, assisted
by Dr. Dan Bloodworth, the pastor.
Mr. Davis was 75 years old. He had
been nn active member of Rut'and
Church for forty-seven years, and a
deacon for forty years. He was born
' In Virginia and sold at six weeks
old with his mother and brought to
Tennessee. One year after Emancipa
tion he married and leased his form
er master's plantation. By economy,
thrift and Industry he accumulated
money sufficient to buy a home of his
own where he lived in comfort for
many years. He was the father ot
a large family, nnd though, he could
not read and write, it was his high
est ambition to educate his children
Two of his daughters, Misses
Pinkie and E. J. Davis, were edu
cated in the public schools of Nash-
vllle. One of his sons, Wm. Davis,
Is a first-class carpenter and painter.
Odia, Harvey and J. Arthur Davis
were educated at Roger Williams
University at Nashville. J. Arthur
-'avis, after taking the degree of A,
B., took the degree of LI... B., at
Howard University and has been
considered one of the ablest writers
of the country.
Mr. John Davis was a man of great
Influence and commanded the high
est respect of all amonp: both races.
The daughters of his slave master
wept at his grave. His home was
not only a model, but his family was
one of the most comfortably sustained
in his section of the State. He leave
to bereave his death a devoted wife
and six children.
For the special benefit of our readers we will
issue the Christmas number of the Globe on Tuesday
morning, December 23d , so everybody may get the paper
n time to look over the special offers made by Globe
advertisers to Christmas shoppers, and that Santa Claus
may get all the letters sent to him through the Globe.
It pays to trade with the merehantsw ho advertise
in the Globe. They are your friends, and are helping
you support your paper. ' 9
Ask for the goods you see advertised in the Nash
ville Globe. They are just the things for Christmas:
Just what the children have asked Santa Claus to bring.
Excellent Program Rendered Dea
cons Tell fothe Early Struggles
Interesting History Related In
Regard tto the Church First 1
Met In Hightower Hall
Then on State Street.
And Other Places.
Hemorrhage From the Lungs Has
tened the End Was Notable Rail
road Man Started In as Water
Boy Entire Life Given to Ser
vice of Nashville, Chatta
nooga and St. Louis Rail
way Was Well Known.
The following are the names of the
original members now living:
T. G. Ewing, L. Fort and fam
ily, W. T. Hightower, S. Crosth
walt. G. Ensley, Ross Moore. T.
L. Jones, J. W. Work and family,
Ed. Knight, Jeff Polk, John Adkln
Bon and wife, John Foster. Nellie
Seay, W. O. Tate, Lula Crosthwalt,
Alice West, Ella Henry, Susie Car
ter. E. Jones Mattie Johnson, Minnie
Barber, Hugh L. Price, P. Balentine
Kalie Steel. Jennie Duncan, Sarah
Barber Silvia Knight, Frances Cam
pbell Hurt, Lucy Kink.
At the Frst Baptist jChurch, Friday
night, December 12, the members
and a large gathering of friends
that filled the house to overflowing
witnessed the burning of the
mortgage that has been hanging over
ithe property for many years. An
excellent program was rendered pre
ceding the burning of the mortgage
in which the Deacons participated,
they all made an interesting talk
telling of the history of the church.
Mr. Hightower gave an accqunt of
the early struggles of the church
which. wa,s interesting from every
point of view. In his remarks, Mr.
Special to the Globe.
Columbia, Tenn., Dec. 10.--Colum
bians were- offered and received an
unusual musical treat in the appear
ance of Madam E. Azalh Hackley, of
Philadelphia, Pa., on last evening.
This engagement had been secured
by Prof. J. W. Johnson, who had pre
viously arranged with Madam Hack-
ley to visit Columbia at ner earner
convenience. The spacious auditor!
'mn of Mt. Lebanon Missionary Bap
tist Church was comfortably filled at
an early hour by an expectant audi
ence, who were well paid for their
visit. A simple description in words,
however prolific, does not nor cannot
do justice to the matchless powers of
this gifted woman, for one must see
hear and know her himself in order
to form any just estimate of her
gTent ability as a true, genuine art
ist in the musical arena.
Madam Harkley disappointed nono
of her auditors at Columbia. Agair.
she is the more to be admired and
appreciated when her mission is
Known, for she is undoubtedly true
exponent of Negro womanhood and
a splendid example or tne possiDin
tles of the race. It Is said she has
disposed largely of her means and
powers for the common good. Her
demonstrations in voice and physical
culture were a revelation to many.
The audience was spellbound by her
utterances and general expressions
were complimentary.
The net proceeds of the entertain
ment will go to supplement a fund
designed to procure a piano for the
City Public School. Several volun
tary subscriptions were offered by in
dividuals present.
TENDED. Special to the Globe.
Dresden. Tenn., Dec. 13. The
Wenklov County Teachers' meeting
convened at the public school build
. ing. The teachers to whom the
various subjects were assigned were
present, and lively discussions, were
had. The following teachers were
present, viz., Prof. A. M. Bishop,
Mrs. A. M. Bishop. Mrs. F. M. Law
ler, Mrs. Ger'le Howard, M'ss Ella
Grlzzard and Miss Pansy Bishop, ol
Martin. Tenn.; Trpf. M. A. Dnbhs
Greenfield, Tenn.: Pr.of. E. II. and W
E. Edmpndson, of Beech Grove, Te'in.
Prof. C. 0. Menzies, of Vincent Grove,
Tenn.; Prof. Major Boyd, of Lathoni,
Tenn.; Miss Nora Walker, of Rnl
ston, Tenn.; Mrs. Bertha Taylor, ol
Gleason, Tenn. We were also fa
vored with addresses by Hon. Alfred
Thomnson, attorney, nnd Hon. O. A.
Ogan, attorney. Dinner was served
by the citizens. -
By Annie M. Garfinkle.
One of the most important move
ments among the Jewish people is1
the Zionist colonization. At first
tiliis movement attracted but few of
the Jews in the higher stations of
life, and they were called dreamers
and idealists. At the present time
the most prominent are connected
with it.
The Basle program declares: "The
aim of the Zionist movement is to
establish a legally secured,publicly
recognized- home for the Jewish pei
recognized home for the Jewish peo
making further inquiry, took this to
mean that the object if the Zionist"
vas to take all the Jewish peopl
Zionist never have had that inten
and iplace them in Palestine. The
tion: the object is to take the poor,
persecuted Jews from" Russia, Rou-saj-nunoa
paiuSinoq pun v.mvm
and establish them in Palestine,
where they can engage in agricul
tural labor.
This is both desirous and conven
ient for the colonosts convenient
because Palestine is near to their
present -place of abode, and desirous
because they possess an intense
longing for their ancient home.
Over eighteen centuries of disper
sion has not destroyed the Jewish
love for Palestine, and with a de
votion such as only the strongest
smiled people are capable- of, the
Jews still long for the home of their
fathers. This love has survived
over eighteen centuries 'of cruel per
secutions, of continual wanderings,
of terrible massacres, of the bloody
Institutions of Tornuemanda and
the horrible humiliation of all cen
turles and times.
In the early part of the twelfth
Century the great poet and philoso
pher. Jehuda Halevi. wrote:
"O city of the world, beautiful and
For thee I long from distant western
0 that on eagle's wings to thee I
might come nigh.
C. A.
At the meeting of the Y. M. C. A,
last Sunday Dr. F. A. Stewart dis
cussed the "Human Body." It is
thought by many that if Dr. Stewart
could be induced to repeat the dis
roiirso at least three hundred men
rnd bovs would avail themselves of
the privilege to hear him.
Next Sirndav Dr. C. V. Roman will
speak on the "Mind." The boys club
in West Nashville directed by Mr.
Crawford aro planning some great
things in the near future.
Rev. Mr. Ellis, pastor of Seay's
Chapel M. E. Church will hold a spe
cial service hi the interest of the
Young Men's Christian Association
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.
Tho big meeting planned by Prof.
Keith two weeks ago will be repeated
at rn early date. It is interesting
to note tho great work that a Young
Mrn's Christian Association, with
proper management and backing is
able to do in a community.
Was Well Known in this City Mar.
ried Tennessee Girl Friends Here
Send Condolence to Family.
Special to the Globe.
San Antonio, Texas, December 16.
Mr. Strother Bumbrey of 309 S.
Wyoming street, died this morning
at his home, where he Jias lived for
more than half a century. Mr.
Bumbrey thas been indisposed for
the past few months and it was
thought that he was convalescing
till yesterday when he became
worse and death came and relieved
him of suffering. At the time of
his death there was around his bed
side nearly the entire family. He
leaves three sons and two daugh
ters, namely: Robert D., Jesse M.
and Louis D. Bumbrey, Mrs. R. II.
Hoffman and Miss Frankalena Bum
News of the death of Mr. Bumbrey
spread rapidly through the city and
caused much sorrow n the city and
the county of Bexar as he was one
of the oldest and most highly re-
sneeted citizens of the community.
He had quite a number of relatives
throughout various parts of the
United States and some in Mexico.
Mr. Bumbrey came to San Antonio
about 70 years ago, long before
Emancipation and was a trusted em
ployee of the United States, having
charge of a conveyance between An
tonio and Monterey, Mexico. He
came to Texas from Ohio and re
turned to his old home only once in
70 years. He was a devout mem
ber of New Hope Baptist Church and
a Senior Deacon. He left at the
time of his death an extensive
estate, being the only Negro In San
Antonio to hold realty on E. Com
merce street between the Southern
Pacific's New Station and the Alamo
Plaza. Only recently a new two
story building has been erected on
one of these lots.
News of Mr. Bumbrey's death
reached Nashville by special tele
gram Tuesday morning and created
much sorrow as Mr. Louis D. Bum
brey is really considered a Nashville
citizen having lived here a number
of years as foreman of the compos
ing room sof the National Baptist
Publishing Board. At present ho Is
in the mail service in Texas. While
in the city hn was married to Miss
Pinkie Mavbcrry, one of Tennessee's
most popular ladies.
B. Ridley, Chas. Watkins, J. H. Hyde,
Miss Katie M. Shelton.
Nashville, Tenn., December 16th.
Mr. L. D. Bumbrey,
315 S. Wyoming St.,
San Antonio, Texas.
Accept sincere sympathy for you
and children in these your sad hours.
Put your trust in Him who doeth all
things well. Impossible for any of
us to be present at funeral.
The end came to Mr. John W.
Thomas, Jr., President and General
Manager of the Nashville, Chatta
nooga & St. Louis Railway, at 2
o'clock Wednesday morning at his
residence, 123 Ninth Avenue, South.
Since Sunday he had been desperate
ly ill, and his life had been de
spaired of. Eearly Tuesday night
he showed some improvement, but it
was considered at the time only a
temporary matter, such as frequently
occurs in pneumonia cases. The
news of the fatal ending of the dis
ease coming some hours later occa
sioned little surprise. The news
spread rapidly and occasioned wide
spread regret.
The end came very suddenly, after
some hours xf sleep, death being Im
mediately due to a hemorrhage from
the lungs which carried him off
quickly. That he had lived so long
was attributed to his wonderful vi
tality, assisted y the unceasing
medical attention he received, those
ministering to him being among his
warmest friends.
The news of Mr. Thomas' death
was a source of particular distress
to the officers and men of the road,
Hightower stated that the church! with many of whom he had worked
The Leaf-Chronicle, the daily pa
per at Clarksviile, Tenn., in the is
sue of December 15 speaks In tho
highest praise of Mme. Hackley who
appeared there in her musical lec
last night by about fifteen of our
ture. The Leaf-Chronicle savs:
A rare musical treat was enjoyed
musicians who went to St. John's
Baptist Church to hear a musical
lecture by Madame Azalia Hackley,
a Negro woman, who is not only a
finished musician and the possessor
or a wonderful voice, but who is de
voting her life to the uplift of her
Her work now is the founding of
a memorial school for the training of
the Negro hi all branches of vocal
art. This sohool is only open to
graduates of the High School, for
Madame Hackley s aim is to Im
press upon the Negro the relation
of hygiene, physiology and education
to voice culture that it is impos
sible to do anything with the voice
without the aid of a sound body and
a trained mind.
Madame Hackley has a beautiful
soprano voice and gave selections
from the Barber of Seville, the Polo
naise from Migncm, and a number of
other songs In a lighter vein, be
sides some of the old plantation
melodies. She came here under the
auspices of the Negro city sohool
and the proceeds of last night's mus
ical was given to the domestic sci
ence department.
There is an effort being made by
some of the white people to have her
here later to sing in the opera house.
first met in a church on 4th Ave
nue known as the Hightower Hall.
The next meeting place was on
State street and finally the third on
sth Avenue, In the old stone church,
that used to be the meeting place of
the African Methodist Congregation.
It was while there that the deal was
made for the lot where the church
now stands. The older deacons
told of the struggles of the early
church and were high in their praise
of the aid rendered by other
churches and the public generally.
Dr. F. A. Stewart, was on. the pro
gram to represent the city, and he
made an impressive talk on what a
church should possesB to attract
visi'ors. He grew eloquent as he
recounted some of his experiences
with some of the members of that
church and when he told his knowl
edge of tho sacrifices that had been
in the ranks. By all of tihem he was
beloved to an unusual degree. A
flood of telegrams received from all
over the country told of the esteem
in which Mr. Thomas was held
away from home.
President Thomas was an abiding
friend to the colored employees of
his road and they all loved him and
knew they could always approach
him when they needed his counsel.
He was deeply interested in the col
ored employee's Railway Protective
Association ,tind newer allowed an
opportunity to pass when he could
do something to strengthen that
A Parent-Teachers' Association will
be organized at Clifton School in a
few days. In the weekly test n
made by the congregation that the ma,.k ranginR from SO and above
First Baptist Church might be a real- C.B Grade-Pauline Patton 96, Wm.
y ltngtori "?e Presnt Gray OC. James Dungy 88. George Mc-
pastor read the names of the de-Kissac, j 92 P(f c d 8g
ceased members. This was a pathe- and James IIowlaml s'c
tic rart of the evening program The -.A Gra(leMartlm Armstrong 90,
mortgage was then presented to Mrs.FrankJe L(.e 95. Jerelean Crowder 93
Seay one of the oldest members of :jos, Evm.(t 10() wlljlam Al.ernathy
the church by Deacon Wm. H. Young, y2 B t c ' ,,, 9 p , , M(f.
11. w.o jimcuio ui 1110 ivumrgar SQ William Wntl.-in 83
lion she s'uck a match and burned
tho mortgage in to ashes. The
members md visitors then repaired
to the Sunday-school Auditorium
where refreshments were served.
Fannie DeGraffenried 88, Edmond
Thompson 84.
5-B Grad. Eimira Perkins lot),
Minnie Thompson 95, Josephine Wi
ley 95, Frankie Chrittman 95, Roose
velt Cato 90, Porter Hardison 90,
James Robertson 90, Joseph DeGraf
fenried 85, and Glenora Cannon 85.
4-A Grade Bet tie Andrews 100,
Douglass 95,
Thft third rpcttnl in th bpHa nf Carrie Jones 95, Lela
musical concerts srlven under the di-'Em. L. Burks 95, Aline Roland 90.
rectlon of the Musical Department I Betiuiie Harris 90, Susie Avant 85.
of Fisk University will occur Fri- Charlotte Avant 90, Maryland Hog
day night, Jan. 2, 1914, when Mr.p;l 95, Charles Pernon 95, Wood
Raymond Augustus Lawson Willi60" Thompson 80, Perry Wiley 85,
give a piano recital. Robert Roland 85, Major Galloway
Mr. Lawson li a graduate of the!85- James Moody 95, Cleveland
college as well as the music depart- j Knight 95.
ment of Fisk University. Since' 4-B Grade Names of those who
graduating he has studied in the! made 100: Willie Brown, William
east as well n nhrnnd. undo tho'LoEan. Willie Gray and Susie
most eminent pianist. His re
citals in Boston, New York and else
wnere always draw lartre and ap-
Vaughn. Those who made 96 ns fol
lows: Viney McCutcheon, Jesse Den
ton nnd Cassie Everett. Those mnk-
preclative audiences. Hn la ron-'lng SS as follows: George Vaughn
sidered the most cultured and artis- and Lee Smith. Those making 88:
tic pianist of his race,
tlsment on next page.
See adver-
Special to the Globe.
Sharon, Tenn., Dec. 15. On Satur
day, January 21, 1914, the Weakley
Teachers' Association will convene
Arithmetic Decimal fractions, A.M.
Bishop, Martin.
Teler-rnms of condolence were sent
the familv ns follows:
N'shvilie. Tenn., Dec. 16th.
Mr. L. D Bum'Tey.
315 Wyoming St..
San Antonio, Texas..
We the following craftsmen do
sympathize with you in your hour of
Johnson Cockrill, C. T. Hump, Dan
R. Barry, A. G. Price, Ceo. I. Dodson,
.Tense L. Cheatham. Jos. Boyd, Chas.
Hart, Grant C1nrkr. Watson Bovd,
Wm. ravne, S" P. Harris Miss N E.
King. J. II. Kellv. Jr., Louis K. Thorn-
Miss Gussle Tkistlck after several; as, Wm. Frnnkltn, J. Henry Floyd.
weeks of illness is able to be up Geo. Davis, Floyd Davison, J. B.
again. I Boyd, L. S. Gray, E. W. McGuire, J.
At a. recent business meeting of
the members of Howard Congrega
tional i-nureii u. was (teeldorl by a Spelling 50 words selected, pages narin
majority vote of the membership to; 100-1 50, Mrs. Bertha Taylor, Glea- sion.
can a new pastor. Kev. 1. .M.'son.
Bloomfield of Pes Moines, Iowa wasj Country Life 2nd, 3rd and
the choice of the eontrer,ntion. In 1 chapters, v. A. Pblm. Sharon.
addition to tin call a p"tliio"i of the Grammar Analysis of sentences,
membership has been forwarded to MKs Mattie Moseley, Martin,
the reverend nnd a replr Is evprte'l : rural Economics J. A. Vincent,
from him (la'ly. Roy. B'oomfioH is Dresden.
a rradi'alo of Fisk University of the1 A'dre-s, 'ajor Boyd. Latlnm.
class of 1909. lie nlso graduated! Miscellaneous.
Edward Brady, Wm. Moore, Jr.,
Willie Patton and Wayman Wither
There will be Christmas Services
at the. First Baptist Church Sunday
morning, December 21st. "Holy
''ork For Christmas," will be the
subject of Rev. W. S. Ellington's dis
course in the morning, and at niaht,
"The Life of Christ As Seen in Mod
ern Christianity." The choir is pre-
fxeellent music for the oeca
Tho Fundav-school will have
jits .holiday exercises and Christmas
4th 'tree Wednesday night, December 24.
Admission free. All aro invited.
from Ol'orlin in 1912. He married
Miss Sophia Overstreot. one of Nash
ville's leading yotmg ladies who en
joyed the social life of a host of
friends in this city.
Rev. G. W. Hemphill has been serv-.
A. M. BISHOP, President.
M. A. DOPBS. Principal.
The funeral of Mr. Solomon TTam,
in? the church since the rosiTnntion j of Antioch, Tenn., w as nreaehed tit
of Rev. Imes, but it is understood
tint he could not spare the necessary
time from business to give the
church work the attention it
Taylor & Co.'s undertaking estab
lishment Tuesday by Rev. Wm.
Haynes, A brother and sister, Miss
de-illattie Ham
I survive him
Pnvctical, though in simple lan-gua-'e
was the address delivered by
Pr. R. IT. Bovd. Secretary, National
Baptist Publishing Board at a mass
and union meeting of all the church
es held nt Salem Baptist Church,
Memphis last week. A magnifieient
audience greeted him, in which were
distinguished citiens fro mall over
the state.
41 1 IU i ' , 1 . 1M 1, A'l, w, , i'. ihm
md Mr. Frauk Ham, Hie National Baptist B
1 Board is indisposed.
Pr. E. W. D. Isaac, Secretary of
Y. P. U.

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