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City Items – Feb 22, 1907 (Part 2)

Nashville Globe – City Items (Part 2)
February 22, 1907

  • Mrs. Sophia Cannon, of Ninth street, who was reported very ill last week, is much better.
  • Mrs. Mattie Statton, of Berry street, who was on the sick list last week, is able to be out again.
  • Miss Bessie Whiten, of Ohio, is in the city on business, stopping with Mrs. Elam on Smiley street, East Nashville. She will be here until March.
  • The sermon preached by Rev. Fields at the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, Sunday, was very much enjoyed by the members.
  • Rev. Goodall was in Clarksville last week.
  • One of the most charming occasions of the season was a valentine reception given by a jolly little crowd of East Nashville girls at the residence of Miss Viola Bibbs, on Webster street, last week.
  • Shirley Nichols, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nora Nichols, of Crooked street, is on the sick list this week with malarial fever.
  • Miss Mary Walker, of 410 Ninth avenue North, is on the sick list, not being able to be about her duties in the music room.
  • Dr. and Mrs. R.H. Boyd, of 523 Second avenue, North, are both on the sick list this week.  Dr. Boyd is convalescing, while Mrs. Boyd at this writing is still in bed.
  • Miss Josie Joyce, of Manchester, Tenn., an ardent supporter of the Globe, was in Nashville last Sunday and took advantage to have the Globe sent to her Manchester address, where she hopes to keep up with the news of Nashville.
  • Tickets for Prince Herman’s special engagement at Meharry Auditorium Friday night, March 8th, may be had at the One Cent Savings Bank, 411 Fourth avenue, North, Wilson’s Drug Store, University street, and Crescent Drug Store, Main street, East Nashville.
  • Miss Bessie L. Woodford, who resides at 1036 Sixteenth avenue, North, has been seriously ill.  The doctors pronounced it heart disease, but she shows signs of rapid improvement.  Although not able to be out of bed, it is her desire to see many of her friends.
  • Mrs. M.L. Foston, of 1509 Harding street, is another one of the cold sufferers of North Nashville; but this has not detained her from being about the house during the week.
  • Miss Susie A. Webb, of 8711 Wabash avenue, Chicago, who is a native Tennessee girl and who visited her sister in East Nashville last fall, writes that through the columns of the Globe she is able to keep up with all that is going on in Nashville.  If she misses the paper one week she feels like coming back South.
  • Mr. H.C. Scarlett is one of the prominent seniors at the Meharry Medical College.  It is learned from different sources that Mr. Scarlett will possibly locate, after he has finished in his old home at Waycross, Ga., where is his much admired and holds a good reputation.
  • Mrs. Chas. A. Kelly, of Clarksville, Tenn., a prominent secretary of one of the leading lodges, is expected to arrive in Nashville within a few days on business connected with the organization.
  • A party of ladies last week, who have been in Nashville for some time, went on an inspecting tour of the various publishing houses.  In the party were Mrs. A.T. Cooper, wife of Rev. Cooper, Miss E.B. Williams, and Mrs. M.L. Gallaway.  They expressed themselves as well pleased with the remarkable progress being made in Nashville.  These remarks were made to a Globe reporter, who chanced to see them just as they were completing their trip.

Roosevelt and Prince Herman

Roosevelt and Prince Herman
Nashville Globe  – February 1, 1907
Pg. 3

President Roosevelt and family, with his cabinet and their wives will be admitted free to Prince Herman’s engagement at Fisk University, the night of Friday, Feb. 8th; others pay 20 cents each. Fisk students and children under 13 years, 10 cents.

On this occasion Prince Herman will positively turn a living woman to a rose and then change the rose to the woman.

It is feared that King Edward VII., of England, may not arrive in time for the entire reception, but seats will be reserved for him and his ministers.

Doors open at 7pm; entertainment begins at 7:45pm. Tickets on sale at One Cent Savings Bank, 411 Fourth avenue, North. Please secure tickets in advance.

Corrections: From the Treasurer of the Drivers’ Mutal Aid Association

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907 (pg. 4)

To the Nashville Globe;

In your issue of January 11, 1907, there appeared an account of the annual banquet and installation of the Drivers’ Mutual Aid Association. A statement in which it is my desire to correct, as it does our society great injustice. We feel very grateful to you and Mr. Hart, one of the reporters, however, for the excellent report of our banquet. The Association, with two exceptions, is composed of men who make their living by the “sweat of their brow.”

The part of the article that we wish corrected is that which says, “Only one feature of this organization noticeable that deserves criticism and that is they make all of their deposits in banks operated by white men, ignoring entirely their own, the One Cent Savings Bank.” Our Association has done as much for the upbuilding of the colored race as any institution in Nashville. Had the reporter made inquiries of the officials concerning the statement printed in the paper he would have received the following facts: We have deposited in the One Cent Savings Bank since Jan. 16, 1904, $1,066.30, and we are still making deposits in the same bank, through which we do all of our business, and I am pleased to say that the officers of that institution show us every courtesy that could be shown. Our Association is not a secret society and the officials will be glad at any time to furnish you with any information that will be of interest to you or the reading public. We ask you in justice to us to correct the discrepancies in your article of last week.

WM C. Foster
Treasurer of Drivers’ Mutual Aid Association
Nashville, Jan. 14, 1907

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