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'All things come to them that wait, providing they hustle while they wait." Charles W. Anderson. "Get out of our sunshine." R. U. Boyd.
NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1907.
THE A. M. E.
Opened Wednesday Evening
at Payne Chapel.
ADDRESS BY MAYOR BROWN
. IN BEHALF OF CITY.
OTHER INTERESTING SPEECHES
FIRST BUSINESS SESSION
OF OFFICERS ADMINISTRA
TION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
FRIDAY EVENING SET FOR
ELECTION OF DELEGATAUi TO
vated to the episcopacy from the Sec
retaryship of the Sunday-school Union,
and Bishop Evans Tyree from the pas
torate of St. John Church.
Welcoming the thirty-ninth annual
session of the Tennessee Annual Con
ference of the African Methodist Epis
copal Church to Nashville, Mayor
Jameri S. Brown, made a strong amica
ble address before a large audience at
Payne Chapel A. M. E. Church, in East
Nashville. Wednesday night. Mayor
Brown had been preceded by Dr. It. F
Boyd, who referred to him as one of
the best friends of the Negro in the
city. Mayor Brown said: "It gives
mo more pleasure than I am able
to express to you to-night to say
tr vnn that vou are welcome to
Nashville. You say that I am
friend to the colored people, I say
yes. It could not be otherwise. Be
fore I became Mayor. I said in every
speech I made on the stump, that if
were elected Mayor, I would be the
Mayor of every man, woman and child
in the city. My friend, Dr. Boyd, has
said that there is some trouble being
made about some of my appointments.
I say to you that that grows out of the
fact that those men who are after me,
know that I am going to be the Mayor
' of the whole city.
"Now, my friends, as Mayor of the
.city of Nashville, it is my duty to see
that the laws are enforced. I want
you to help me. You can do more in
aiding me than I can do in aiding you.
Let us have an honest, clean, God-fearing
and law-abiding citizenry from the
lowest to the highest. I say to you, as
I said in the campaign, there shall be
but one law. One law for the white
man; the same for the black man.
That is the spirit in which I entered
upon the duties of my office, and so
help me God it shall be the spirit in
which I shall conduct the affairs of my
office until the end of the term. The col-
- oredpeonle have had a tremendous task.
Ymi have had difficulties to surmount,
and vou have had some dark days.
However. I am not the only friend you
have in Nashville. I know that the
great body of the best white people in
ibis town sympathize with you, and
nrav for you. I believe with all my
heart that your race has more friends
South of the Mason and Dixon line
than vou have North of it. I meon
roni true friends, who know your dif-
firiittips and vour needs and who are
willing to help you."
n.- Tt F. Bovd. in welcoming the
Conference, called attention to the re
lationship between the Negro physi
nan and the Negro minister, stating
that for the nnlift of the masses of
the race their work was so closely al
lied that they must go hand in hand.
TTr stated that, the real leader of the
race since freedom had been the minis
ter and that he would continue in that
ennacitv for some time to come. Ad
dresses were made by Prof. Frank G
Smith. Dr. Sutton E. Griggs and oth
"Besides the reports of the presiding
elders, pastors, and the usual business
transacted by an Annual Conference,
the election of delegates to the General
Conference to be held in Norfolk, next
May, will claim the attention of the
Conference Friday. Great interest is
hinr manifested in this part of the
Conference work, as the General Con
ference promises to he one of the most
irrmnrtnnt held in the history of the
church. The Conference elects five Gen
eral Conference delegates, and just at
prsent this matter is accorded more at-
i out inn than anv other phase of the
Nashville being the seat of the pub
lishing concern of the church, also
interest to the Conference, it be
ing generally understood that the nres
..ent Secretary of the Sundav-school
Union, Dr. "William D. Chappelle. will
be elected to the Bishopric, and Dock
A. Hart, a prominent laymen in the
church, is a candidate for the place
now occupied by Dr. Chapnelle.
Two of the present Bishops of the
church were formerly Nashville men
Bishop Charles II. Smith being ele-
The thirtv-ninth annual session of
the Tennessee Conference of the A.
M. E. Church convened in Payne Chap
el, East Nashville, Thursday morn
ing, October 31, at 9 o'clock, Bishop
B. F. Lee. presiding.
Dr. I. II. Welch. Presiding Elder of
the North Nashville District, read the
Scripture lesson, after which Bishop
I ce sang "I need thee every hour."
The -Decalogue services were ob
Bishop .Lee made a few remarks to
the Conference in which heexpressed
himself as being glad to see the
brethren and to find them apparently
in good condition spiritually, phys
icully, mentally and financially, and
to report him (apparently the same.
He said, further: "But do not pray for
my winding up. i am not winding up.
If holding conferences was all a bish-
op had to do, six could do the work,
for any one of us can hold twenty
conferences a year, but holding con
ferences is a very small part of our
work. I am not speaking in the In
teres t of any candidate, but the day
has never been when we needed over
ten and I doubt whether the day will
ever come when we will need more
than that number. It is an Imposition
upon tho people to elect more and pay
them twenty-five hundred dollars a
year." The R'ishop's remarks were
vt'rv pleasing to the ministers and he
was roundly applauded.
The secretary called the roll and
with few exceptions all answered to
The election of flic era was the
next thing to be considered. Dr. T.
W. Ilaigler, pastor of St. John, Nash
ville; Dr. J. A. Jones, president of
Turner Normal and Industrial Col
lege, at iSholbyville, and Rev. C. II
Boone, pastor of St. Paul, were nomi
nated. On the second ballot Dr. J. A.
Jones was declared elected. Rev. J
T. Gilmore was elected assistant see
retary; Rev. C. II. Boone, statistical
secretary. H. C. Gant. M. C. Buford
and Taylor Miller were elected mar
The following were erected as re
porters: Christian Recorder, Rev
G. W. Martin; Southern Christian Ice.
corder, Rev. A. P. Gray: Voice of
Missions, Rev. T. W. Hampton; Sun
lav School Monitor, Kev. W. V. Hawk
ins, me question was asKeu 11 re
porters would be appointed for the
dailv papers. Bishop Lee stated that
the daily papers hid a reporter pres.
ent who would look after their inter
es'ts. and they would pay him for his
services. He said: "I am not in fa
vor or rurnisining reporters ior tnese
dailies for nothing when-they reap a
harvest from our people. He said
he knew of one weekly paper owned
by white men that had 5,00 subscribers
among our people aside from a large
Visitors were asked for and the fol
lowing were introduced to the confer
ence: R,ev. W. M. Green, of the M. E
Church. South; Dr. E. W. S. Ham
mond, Dean of the Theological Depart
riojit of Walden University; Dr A. L.
Pinkston, Presiding Elder of the West
Tennessee Conference; Dr. II. D
Johnson, of Chattanooga, who has been
transferred from the East Tennessee
Conference to this Conference; Dr. C
IT. Johnson, pastor of Clark Memorial
Chapel of the M. E. Conference; Rev.
A. Phillips, pastor of Seay Chapel
M. E. Church; Rev. N. M. Ferrell, pas
tor of First Baptist Church, West
Nashville; Revs. II. E. Bryant, W. A.
Lewis, of West Tennesse Conference;
Rev. E. M. Moore, transferred from
West Kentucky Conference; Mr. Hor-
ce D. Slater, newspaper reporter;
D. A. Hart. Superintendent Baptist
Publishing House; Mrs. C. E. Lewis,
representing the Book Concern; Dr.
W. D. Chappelle, Secretary of the
Sunday School Union; Mrs. G. L. Jack-
ron, President of the Woman's Mite
Rev. E. M. Green made a few re
marks. Dr. E. W. S. Hammond stated
that ho was glad to be present but
preferred to withhold his remarks un
til a future time. He said he felt at
homo as a majority of the students at
tending his university were members
nf the African Methodist Conference.
Friday evening was selected as the
best time to have Dr. Hammond ad
dress the conference. A short recess
At twelve o'clock the Conference
'vassenvbW to observe the Lord's
Supper. The session opened by sing
ing "Happy Day," led by II. D. John
son. of Chattanooga. Rev. Nathan
Smith, pastor of Ebenezer Church
this city, preached the opening sev
inon. Rev. Smith was at his best, and
stirred the conference with a sermon
full -of the Holy Spirit The commu
nion was administered by Bishop
Lee, aasdted by several presiding el
ders and pastors.
The benediction was pronounced.
Rev. Wm. Flagg, who is so nobly
entertaining the Conference, an
nounced that the members of St Paul
Church had prepared dinner for all
the visiting ministers and their wives
and would accommodate as many vis
itors as possible. He also stated that
each day some one or several of the
churches would dine the conference
in the basement of the church. Dr.
Flagg and the members of Payne
Chapel deserve great credit for their
magnificent arrangements for the re
ception of the conference:
The Tennessee Conference Is com
posed of a fine set of men, and on
Thursday morning they deported
themselves so grandly that Bishop Leo
was compelled to compliment them.
He said he had been associated with
over two thousand ministers and he
had yet to know of a single one of
them who was a really bad man.
Many prominent men of the church
are expected here during the confer
ence. Among them is Dr. W. G
rarKs, secretary or Missions ana a
prominent candidate for the bishop
ric; Prof. II. T. Eealing, editor of the
A. M. E. Review; Dr. W. D. Chanoelle
Secretary of the Sunday School De
partment and a conceded successful
Rev. T. L. Ridley preached Thurs
day night to a crowded house.
jrnarched out again. The whole tf-
falr was delightful and the audience
enjoyed it immensely. Every amus
ing feature brought bursts of hearty
laughter. Alter the wedding was over
refreshments were served in the base
ment for the benefit of the church.
Miss Dunson was the recipient of
much commendation and thanks for
the evening's entertainment
Mr. B. M. Parker, Jr., of 1510 Phil
ips street, nan the misfortune last
week to step on a mall, which pene
trated his right foot, making an ugly
wound. He has been confined to his
home since the accident, Mr. Parker
was painfully but not , seriously In
ured. His physician thinks with
careful attention he will be able to re
sume his duties in three or four weeks.
DEATH OF MRS. BURTON.
On Thursday morning of last week
Mrs. Mary Burton, who had resided at
the corner of Division and DeJuge
streets for a number of years, nuietlv
passed away. She had been sick for
some time, but bore her sufferings with
Christian fortitude until the end. Mrs
Burton was originally a member of the
old Summer Street Baptist Church for
years, but when that church divided
she cast her lot with what is now the
Second Baptist Church. She was
true Christian woman and her loss
will be deeply felt, not only by the
members of the organization to which
she belonged, but by the people gener
Mrs. Burton leaves two children, Mr
John Burton, of Portland. Oregon, anil
Miss Emma Jo Burton, who is connect
ed with the bookmaking department of
the Baptist Publishing House in thi
city. Miss Burton was with her moth
er when she died, but the son was in
Oregon, and upon receiving the sad
tidings he came East as fast as steam
could bring him to take a last loo
upon the face of the devoted mother
before she was laid awav in the grave
Owing to delays Mr. John Burton di
not reach Nashville until Tuesdav.
The funeral services were held Wee
nesday morning. October 30, at the
Second Baptist Church, corner Stevens
and Deluge streets, and were conduct
ed by the pastor, Rev. Gilbert Taylor
assisted by Rev. T. W. Johnson
Clark Memorial Chanel. Long be for
tne nour appointed ior me heginnm
01 me ceremonies me cnurcn was
filled with friends who had com
to pay the last tribute of respect to th
deceased. The choirs of the Seeon
Baptist Church and Clark Memorial
Church, of which Miss Burton is a mem
ber, discoursed music appropriate to
the sad occasion. The officiating clergy
men touchinglv spoke of the Christian
dualities of the beloved woman who
had gone to her heavenly home and
urged those present to follow the ex
ample she had left behind.
Mr. A. N. Johnson, the Cedar street
undertaker, was director of the fun
eral. The remains were interred at
An Important Meeting Held
Friday, October 25,
Tart Saturday evening about 5:30
o'clock a young man. whose name
could not be learned, fell' from the
ailroad trestle near Fifth avenue and
Crawford street. The unfortunate
man npnearod to be badly bruised and
it. was some time before he regained
ronsHonsn'ess. It !s said that he was
taken to trie Citv Hospital in an aro
bulanre for treatment.
AT THE OFFICE OF REV. E. M.
MUCH BUSINESS AFFECTING THE
FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
TRANSACTED PROF. SALES,
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
HOME MISSION SOCIETY OF
NEW YORK. PRESENT ANOTH.
ER IMPORTANT MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Rev. Henry Allen Boyd, the irre
pressible Globe man. left the city
arly Tuesday morning for a trip to
Georgia and Alabama. Mr. Boyd will
visit several of the leading Baptist As
sociations of these states, where he
"ill represent the work of the Nation-
1 Baptist Publishing Board.
The second degree was conferred
upon tne large class or rages wno are
to form the new K. of P. Lodge, at
'he Pythian Temnle Sundav afternoon
T. Thomas Turner. A. M. Cockrill,
TTpies Frierson and several other old
Knights were oresent and lent valu-
"hie assistance in evemplifying the
work so as to make tho greatest im
pression upon the candidates. An
other meeting will be held Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30 o'clock at which time
the last degree will be conferred.
IMPROVING MT. BETHEL.
The pastor and officers of Mt. Bethel
Bantist Church have decided to rftmod
el the church on the Inside and put in
new seats. They are already in con
ference with the management of the
fhureb Supplv Department of the Na
Mmvil Bantist 'Publishing Board to in
stall a set of their new stvle church
'fats, such as are in the New St. John
T'.antist Church and In the North Third
venue Baptist. Church. Rev. Mr.
Merritt stated to n Globe representa
tive that 'he church would be so reno
vated as to present one of the neatest
nnd most completely equipped church-
cs on the East side.
SIX O'CLOCK DINNER.
Mrs. T J. Landers of 1(103 Hardin?
treet. entertained Wednesday even
inr nt f! o'clock dinner, the occasion
hcine the birthav anniversary of her
usband. The dinine room was henu-
ifnllv decorated with cut and potted
Towers. On the tnble was a large dis
nlav of silver, the centerntece was
battenburf ovr pink, which was in
jeepinrr with he color scheme of pink
and white. An elaborate five-course
menu was served. Those invited to
partake of Mrs. Landers hospitality
wore Mr. and Mrs A. N. Johnson
Miss Ewincr Rev. Cheek, R. II. Boyd,
Jackson and Dr. Derrick.
TOM THUMB WEDDING.
The "Tom Thumb Wedding" at the
First Baptist Church Monday night, was
mleed a success as an amusement for
the entertainment of the many specta
tors who were present. The wedding
was under the direction of Miss Jennie
P. Dunson. who. with about twenty in
telligent little children, bovs nnd irirls
has made this kind" of entertnin
ment signally successful, not onlv at
her own church, Spruce Street Baptist,
but at others.
At a few minutes past 9 o'clock Miss
Milberta Webb sang sweetly "All for
you," then Mrs. McGavock began
Playing (Mendelssohn's Wedding
-March, and the ushers of the mimic
wedding mnxched ,slowlv down oppo
site aisles of the church, followed by
trie llower girls, the pillow-bearer, am'
men the bride and r room, Miss Al
berta Thomas and Claud. Toney. Al
wt-ie preuiiv arrayed nnon the ros
truni, and then Master Valda Kellev
clergyman, performed the
after which under strain
music the participants
SENT TO JAIL.
Albert Tirvit, who recently had
altercation wih rv Tf"tori'" a. whtt
imnn. was roa in tne citv l ourt vvo
picsd'av. The .an Ta1nt- Brvnnt
was ass""dt witb n klfe with intent
to commit pinrdw. Hp wa,s bound
over to the rrrfrnir:')! Court and sent to
the County Jrii.
FUNERAL OF MR. MARTIN.
The funeral of Mr. Ned Martin, of
Ewinr avenue was held last FrMv
afternoon pt Ton. Avenue ClHsthn
Church. On iccoi'nt of the absence
of the nator. Rev. Preston Tavlor, t'e
nlnting clerTvman w Rev. Mr
Will'aius of Franklin. The service"
were ver" inipres-sive. Afr. Mnrttn
wns a hihlv respected citizen "rl one
ef the oldest members of the church
For a hlf centurv or more he was in
fie emilov of the Nashville Ameri-
en. He leaves a wife and
The remains were conveyed
The Board recently selected for the
management of Roger Williams Uni
versity held a meeting in the office'
of Superintendent of Missions fnr th
State of Tennesse, Rev. E. M. Law
rence, Friday, October 25. The pur
pose of the meeting was to consult
and advise with the representative of
the Home Mission Soeietv at New
York in the person of Prof. Geo. Sale.
of Atlanta, Ga., a . representative of
the Society, who i-; superintendent of
education in the Fouthern States.
Prof. Sale was here Thursday, and in
company with Rev. Wm. Haynes,
again visited the Roger Williams site.
The following members were present
at the board meeting: Revs. E. M.
awrence, Wm. Haynes, C. H. Clark,
Drs. A. M. Townsend and G. H. Ban
dy. Rev. Messrs. Isaac and Harding
were out of the city, but a quorum
The new president of the University,
Rev. J. W. Johnson, was in town for
the purpose of attending this meet
ing. Much business of importance
was transacted, and the matter per
taining to by-laws, under which the
new board of trustees was to be gov
erned, was taken up and discussed.
motion was also adopted consider
ing the date for opening of the Uni
versity for the early part of January,
1908, and the President was advised
to, as far as possible, hold himself in
readiness to take charge at tho prop
er time. Reports from the custodian
at the grounds show that things are
in fairly good shape. The committee
on heating apparatus reported that
they had arranged for a rally for the
second Sunday in November at the
rounds. There was much enthusiasm
displayed by the trustee board, and
the reassurance is made from those
present that they will, not only have
the eo-oieration of the city of Nash
ville, irrespective of denomination,
but of the state at large.
Another important meeting and one
that has mveh significance was the
meeting of the old Roger Williams'
board of trustees on Saturday, Octo
ber 2fi, which was called to order In
the office of Dr. J. M. Frost, Secretary
of the Southern Baptist Sundav Sehooi
Board. The members of the old board
present at this meeting were Mr. A. Bf
Hill. Rev. Wm. Haynes, John n. An
lerson, Rev. E. M. Lawrence. Mrs. H.
Butorff, Rev. H. T. Morehouse by
proxy. It was officially announced
at this meeting, for the first tiin'. the
ieath of Prof. W. L. CnnsW, of Nash
ville, and Rev. H. C. Owen-:-, of Mem
phis, which tmade a vacancy of two on
the old board. This was the first
meeting the old board has held since
the death of these two trustees. It
was agreed that no election to fill va
cancies be had, as the old board of
trustees- was simply meeting to wind
lp the affairs, with a view of turning
n-er all the effeots of Roger William
University. constitutions, by-laws
nd the charter. It was agreed at
'his meeting to read the charter care
fully, and that, no amendments were
necessary, as tho document could not
be improved upon. But the old by
'aws were turned over to the new
'rustees. Such business as was trans
acted was in accord with all the ac
tions taken by tho new board and the
"epre-sentative of the Home Mission
Society. Prof. Sale assures the Ten-ics-see
Ptte Convention, through its
board, that the Society will co-operate
with them as heretofore in making the
University a success. .Rev. Mr.
lavnes states that nnmv letters have
')een received from various parts of
'he country, some of thcni coaning
Tom as tar as Southwest Texas, ask
lur for information as to when the
school would open, and making appli
cation for admissinp. A united ef
fort will be put forth by tho Tennes
see Baptists to begin work in earnest
from now oil.
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