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Prince Herman

Nashville Globe
1 Mar 1907
pg. 2

Packed houses greeted Prince Herman and Duke Berryman this week at Lea Avenue Christian Church, Patterson Chapel M.E. Church, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Abrahams Hall and St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

Next week they play at Zion Baptist Church on Brick Church Pike, Monday night, March 4.

Bethel A.M.E. Church, Tenth street between Division and Stephens, Tuesday night, March 5.

North Sixth Street Baptist Church, Wednesday night, March 6.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Thursday night, March 7, and on Friday night, March 8, they give their star performance at Meharry Auditorium.

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.

Brentwood Notes – 22 Feb 1907

  • The ladies of Brentwood met at the residence of Mrs. Tom Walker and organized a sewing circle, which took the name of Magnolia.  The following officers were elected: Mrs. Tom Walker, President; Mrs. Eliza Vernon, Vice President; Mrs. Laura Voorhies, Secretary; Mrs. Henry Perkins, Assistant Secretary; Mrs Lucretia Bills, Treasurer.  Much sewing was done, and business was transacted, after which the ladies retired to the dining room and were served a four-course dinner.  The following ladies were present: Mesdames Laura Voorhies, Laura Hunt, Mora Walker, Henry Perkins, Eliza Vernon, Anna Johnson, Susie Hunt, Lucy Clayborn, Lue Finnel, Cora Fields.  The sewing circle adjourned to meet the following Monday at Mrs. Laura Voorhies.
  • Mr.  Hart Battle of Nolensville pike, visited in Brentwood last Sunday and attended morning services at Brook’s Chapel, M.E. Church.
  • Rev. Alex Merrit, of the Primitive Baptist Church, preached at Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church last Sunday morning.  He delivered an excellent sermon and gave good advice to the Christians.
  • The congregation of Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church and community was very much disappointed by not having Dr. E.W.S. Hammond with them last Sunday.  The prominent divine was confined to his home with sickness.  He will in the future fill his appointment at Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church.
  • The Magnolia Sewing Circle met at the residence of Mrs. Laura Voorhies Monday, Feburary 18.  Many members being present.  Much work was completed.  After the business of the circle the ladies were invited into the spacious dining room, where they feasted on the many good things of the season, which the hostess had prepared for the occasion.  The following were present; Mesdames Bills, Hunt, Vernon, Woods, Fields, Walker, Misses Sabie Perkins and Ella Johnson.
  • Mrs. Patsy Perkins, Johnson and Misses Sabie Perkins and Ella Johnson attended the entertainment given by Prince Herman at Fisk University, Nashville.  The ladies were very much pleased with Prince Herman’s wonderful performances.
  • Mr. M.B. Vernon and wife visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Vernon, last Sunday.
  • Mrs. James Finnell is on the sick list.

Prince Herman

Nashville Globe
February 15, 1907
pg. 3

The entertainment at Fisk University Friday night, Feb. 8, was a success in every way. Every teacher and student of Fisk, and hundreds of our best citizens, were present. The 800 people who were fortunate in squeezing into Livingstone Hall were more than delighted, while the 200 or more persons turned away from the door because there was no room inside missed a real treat. These and all others will, however have opportunity to see Prince Herman at his very best in a bran [sic] new programme at Meharry Auditorium the night of Friday, March 8th. This will eclipse all other programs, because the stage is sufficiently large to admit of many very special features.

Crowded houses have greeted Prince Herman and Duke Berryman this week, 2 nights at Second Baptist Church, 2 nights at Jackson Temple and 1 night at Trinity C. M. E. Church. Their engagements for next week as follows: Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Monday night, Feb. 18th, Hubbard Chapel M.E. Church, Tuesday night, Feb. 19th; Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Wednesday night , Feb. 20;; Third Avenue Baptist Church, Thursday night, Feb. 21st; Seays Chapel M.E. Church, Friday night, Feb. 22nd.

Prince Herman advises his many friends to see The Merchant of Venice at Fisk University Friday night, Feb. 22nd.

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.