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Mrs. Miller’s Recitation

Mrs. Miller’s Recitation
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 5

Special mention should be made of the recitation by Mrs. J.E. Miller, “The Boy who was Scared of Dying,” at the recent session of the Davidson County Teachers’ Meeting. Mrs. Miller is one of our best teachers and possesses a rare and beautiful voice, both for singing and reciting. She is a pupil of Miss Lillian Greene, a well known teacher of education.

Watkins Street Fire

Fire on Watkins Street
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907 (Pg. 5)

Monday morning, before 1 and 2 o’clock, an alarm was sounded for a fire on Watkins street, near Jackson street, which threatened the destruction of the whole block. Owing to the bad condition of the street the company did not make as good time as it generally does, having to go to Park street before making a turn to the South. It is stated that the fire started in the residence of Mrs. Edmondson and before it could be checked two houses were burned, one containing the grocery store of Samuel Cole, whose stock and fixtures were entirely destroyed. It is said that Mr. Cole was insured.

A Young Surgeon

A Young Surgeon
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 5

The youngest surgeon known in the South is Solomon Parker Harris, Jr., 1730 Jefferson street. He is only six years old, but has performed some very difficult operations on chickens, fish, etc. He bids fair to become the leading surgeon in the country.

Miss Mahan Returns to the City

Miss Mahan Returns to the City
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 4

Miss Belma Mahan, of the stenographic force of the Baptist Publishing House, returned from her home at Little Rock, Ark. , last Sunday night, and is now at her post of duty. Miss Mahan was called to the bedside of her father who has been very sick for the past two or three weeks. At the present writing he is much better and hopes are entertained for his speedy recovery.

My Note: Belma’s father’s name was Pleasant and her mother’s name was Almira. I found the family living in Little Rock Ward 5. Belma was born in November of 1884 and in 1900 had two living siblings, a sister named Mary and a brother named George. In the 1910 census, she is listed a a boarder in Nashville. Her father is still in Little Rock, but her mother has passed. Her sister Mary is now Mary Conway and has a daughter named Theodoria.


Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 2

Dr. Kumler, President of Walden University, will speak Sunday at 4pm to the YMCA. Rooms 5101-2 Cedar street. Men only. Mr. E. C. McNairy will favor the audience with a solo.

Dr. Gregg Did Not Appear

Dr. Gregg Did Not Appear
Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 1

Pursuant to Call Mass Meeting Assembles in St. John A.M.E. Church-Much Interest Shown in Coming National Endeavor League.

A representative body assembled at St. John A.M.E. Church Wednesday night to attend a mass meeting called to perfect arrangements for the entertainment of the National Allen Endeavor League which convenes in this city in July. Dr. E.J. Gregg, of Jacksonville, Fla., the secretary of that department in the African Methodist Church, was expected, but owing to unavoidable hindrances could not be present.

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Boone, pastor of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, who read Romans 13th chapter and offered prayer. The choir sang “Nearer by God to thee.” Rev. I. H. Welch, D.D., Presiding Elder of the Nashville District, was elected chairman. D.A. Hart, President of the local leagues, was elected secretary. The President called on Dr. Haigler to give the meeting the information he had concerning the meeting to be held in July. He stated that he was in full possessions of all particulars, but that the handbook contained no laws governing national meetings, but by common consent it was agreed to be governed by the information in hand. The representative from the various churches were called for. The following named churches were represented: St. Paul, Salem, Payne Chapel and Ebenezer.

  • It was moved that one or more be appointed from each charge. Carried.
  • Rev. Boone was elected from St. Paul; St. John, D.A. Hart, I.H. Kelly; Payne Chapel, Mrs. M.J. Marshall; Ebenezer, Dr. Nathan Smith; Salem, Mrs. Martha Turner, Mrs. Ellen Stratton. Committee reported progress and asked for time.
  • Moved that the Committee have time to report. Carried.
  • Moved that the third Wednesday night in February be the date for the committee’s reports.
  • Moved that the mass meeting reassemble at St. Paul. Carried.
  • After the meeting adjourned all were invited to the basement where refreshments were served.

Sunday at the Second Baptist Church

Sunday at the Second Baptist Church
Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
Pg. 6

Sunday, January 20, will be an important day at the Second Baptist Church, corner Stevens and Deluge streets, South Nashville, of which Rev. G. B. Taylor is pastor. This church will have a big rally the entire day. The purpose of the rally is to raise money to cancel the indebtness on the church and furniture. They have recently installed a very handsome quarter sawed oak pulpit, three beautiful gothic top, plain leather upholstered pulpit chairs, one marble top communion table and an entire set of the latest quarter-sawed oak church pews. These pews are possibly the newest in Nashville. The seat is curved bottom and back, straight seating, affording a comfortable, clean and up-to-date church pew. All of this furniture was secured from the Church Supply Department of the National Baptist Publishing Board, and Rev. Taylor is loud in his praises of the satisfaction given. A very unique program has been arranged for Sunday. Rev. R. H. Boyd will speak in the afternoon and Dr. E. W. D. Isaac at night. Other ministers have been invited to participate. Mr. Henry A. Boyd has been invited to act as Master of Ceremonies for the occasion. It is expected that South Nashville will turn out in full, as this new furniture is quite an addition to the church.

A Jolly Time

A Jolly Time

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
pg. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. I. Henderson entertained a number of their friends Friday evening, January 4, in honor of their sister, Mrs. Blanche Henderson, of Chicago, Ill. Games and music were the principal features of the evening. The guests remembered the host and hostess with cheering toast during the time of the repast. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bently, Misses Virginia Broughton, Sadie Winston, Hattie Watkins and Molly Hadley, Messrs. A. R. Stump, Searcy R. Johnson, Cockrill and S. L. Carter.

Rev. Beckham to Leave

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907

Rev. Beckham to Leave (pg. 6)

Rev. Wm. Beckham is planning to leave the city soon. He has been home since early part of December, having undergone a successful operation. He is now able to get out and will spend possibly two or three months on the road before returning to Nashville. A very long itinerary of their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Radcliffe, is being arranged as follows:

Jan. 23, 24, 25, Bowling Green, Ky.; Jan 27, Memphis, Tenn.; Jan 29, 30 Cairo, Ill.; Jan 31, Feb. 1, Louisville, Ky.; Feb 2, 3, Cincinnati, O.; Feb 4, Indianapolis, Ind.; Feb. 5, Franklin, Ind.; Feb 7 and 8, Chicago, Ill.; Feb. 9 and 12, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Feb 13, Dayton, O.; Feb 14, Springfield, O.; Feb 15 to 19, Columbus, O.; Feb. 20 to 22, Pittsburg, Pa.; Feb. 23 to 24, Wheeting, W. Va.; Feb. 25 to 26, Washington, D.C. The new dates will be made some time in next week.

Corrections: A Card From Mr. Thomas White

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
Corrections: A Card From Mr. Thomas White (pg. 4)

To the Nashville Globe;
My attention has been called to the article in your issue of December 28 headed, “Mother Crockett’s Residence Burned,” which is misleading and has caused considerable comment. The facts of the case are as follows; Mrs. Crockett is my sister. Some time ago I took her to my home to stay as long as she wanted to, in order that she might be comfortable and have someone to look out for her in her old age. It was my house that was badly damaged by fire on the morning of December 21, although stories are in circulation to the effect that the property belonged to my sister, Mrs. Crockett.

Thomas White – 1516 Hamilton street, Nashville, Tenn.


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