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Roosevelt and Prince Herman

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


Anti-Consumption League

Anti-Consumption League
Nashville Globe – February 1, 1907
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The Anti-consumption League met at the First Baptist Church with large attendance. After the object of the meeting was stated by the president, Dr. R. F. Boyd, many physicians expressed themselves as to their intentions to do all in their power to push this work to success. Dr. Merrill, president of Fisk University, was present. He complimented this move and brought out many interesting points, and asked the physicians had they ever thought why it was that this dreaded disease seemed to be more prevalent among the boys than girls, as it seemed to be rule in his school?

As the physicians are anxious to create an interest, by common consent of the league, the President was authorized to appoint physicians to speak at the various churches providing it met the approval of the Minister’s League of the city. The following appointments were made for Sunday, February 3:

  • St. Paul, Dr. J. H. Hale
  • Mt. Olive, Dr. F. A. Steward
  • Clark Memorial, Dr. R. F. Boyd
  • Spruce Street Baptist – Dr. A. M. Townsend
  • Little Bethel – Dr. H. T. Geeder
  • First Baptist – Dr. S. S. Caruthers
  • First Baptist, East Nashville – Dr. G. H. Bandy

The meeting was adjourned to meet at St. John’s A.M.E. Church, Thursday night, Feb. 7.

Edward Baxter Perry at Fisk University

Edward Baxter Perry at Fisk University
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
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The students at Fisk University and citizens of Nashville had a rare treat in hearing the performance of Mr. Edward Baxter Perry, the famous blind musician, at Fisk Memorial Chapel Friday night, January 18. The program was interesting throughout and at no time was the audience left to itself. Besides being a master of the piano, Mr. Baxter is a word painter of great ability. His sketches of the numbers on program added considerably to the environment.

The program was as follows: [can’t read all the names on my copy] . A large audience greeted the performance.

A Teacher of Pedagogy

A Teacher of Pedagogy
Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
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Miss Gertrude Hadnott, teacher in the Academic department of Tuskegee Institute, spent several days studying in Fisk University. Miss Hadnott returned to her work last Friday. Her many friends will be pleased to learn that she has charge of the department of Pedagogy. This new position comes to Miss Hadnott in the nature of a promotion in recognition of her efficiency as a teacher.