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HEARTY APPRECIATION EXPRESSED BV
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT.
Twenty-one Months of Work Enthu
siasm Growing Each Day Pros
Pects for Building Bright Y. M.
C. A. Not a Luxury Public in
The committee of management of
the Colored Men's Branch of the Y.
M. C. A. wish to express their hearty
appreciation for the cordial Bupport
of the citizens of Nashville for the
past sixteen years. The past twenty
one months have been full to the over
flowing with hard work. The re
sults have been gratifying to the
Committee of Management and the
efficient secretary. The men of
Nashville have made it possible for
such work to be done and have as
sisted in every enterprise looking to
the furtherance of association work
The members of the board of man
agement are justly proud of the men
During the past twenty-one months
growth has characterized every
phase of the work. Bible study
.groups have been organized and
maintained, shop meetings are thriv
ing as never before in the history of
the association, forty boys are under
the Influence of ithe association, and
these boys are well organized and
it may not be amiss to say that the
Sunday meetings are more largely
attended than ever before; In a
worn substantial growth along all
The question may be asked, of
what service Is the Colored Men's
Branch of the Y. M. C A. to the
community? They have no build
ing, neither bare they .any equip
ment. The ewmmiag pool is ab
sent; they have not even a bath
tub. Let us ask again of what
use is such an institution to the city
of Nashville? This true story will
answer the question more satisfac
torily than volumnes of theory writ
ten for the occasion.
One day last winter a rplsoner, a
young man, was given his freedom1.
He had no money and certainly no
friends. He came to our secretary
who provided for him food and gave
the man a place to stay during the
day. Not having "a . place to sleep
he spent the night in the secretary's
office. When it was known that he
had no lodging place, two Joung
men of the association provided a
room for the young man and other
members gave him money with
which to buy food. The stranger
got a job and is now supporting him
self nicely in a distant city. He
stated before he left that he was al
most persuaded to go back to the old
life when he was rescured by the
association men. Can we estimate
Can we estimate the service ' in
dollars and cents? That Is just one
of a number of instances where men
men and boys have been reached
and saved by association influences.
During the past two months
thi'ngs have transpired in Nashville
, which some of the most conservative
citiens insist upon labelling as the
work of the Y. M. C. A. On October
2 a magnificent reception was ten
dered Hon. J. C. Napier upon his re
turn from Washington. This re
ception was given by the Y. M. C. A.
Tripping close upon the heels of
this unselfish deed came another in
less than (thirty days, when through
the colored men's branch more than
six hundred dollars were raised to
assist the Central Association in
raising $S",000. Negro emn in
every walk of life contributed to
! this fund.
Men everywhere are beginning to
see that the Y. M. C. A. Is not a
luxury but a dire necessity to a com
munity. In our orinion it is a great
thing that the ministers of the city
are realizing the fact that the Y. .
C. A. is a great ally to the church.
The amnagement appreciates the
friendly attitude of the public in the
past and earnestly hopes that tihe
work in the future will meet the
hearty approbation of all men. That
the 17,000 men and boys in Nashville
and the women and girls as well
please have "a Merry Christmas" and
"A Happy New Year" is the earnest
wish of the management.
THE NEW HAVEN LITERARY SO
The New Haven Literary Social
Club entertained with a Thanksgiving
party at the residence of Miss Fannie
Bell M. Farrist, November 28th, on
Shankland street. The rooms were
decorated with white chrysanthemums.
The dining-room table was decorated
beautifully with the club colors, pinit
and white. Games and dancing were
indulged in until a late hour. The
ladies were very pretty in their eve
ning dresses and the young men in
kntional dress, all wenrng ntchlevo(w
conventional dress, all wearing the
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PYTHIAN CONTEST ENDED IN
White Lodges Say They Were Wrong
in Quoting Tennessee Decision As
to Use of Name.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 15. The con
test between the white and Negro
oldges of Knights of Pythias in Ten
nessee over the use of the organiza
tion name came to a close today
when the white lodges informed tne
Supreme Court that their contention
that a decision In the Tennessee
courts gave them exclusive right ta
use the name was erroneous. Their
action was based probably upon a de
cision of the Supreme Court last
year in a contest between white and
Negro lodges in Georgia.
The Supreme Court today refused
the government's request to review
the decision of the Circuit Court at
Philadelphia that the corporation tax
was not collectible from "dividend?"
of mutual insurance companies con
sisting of premiums returned or oth
erwise invested at the option of the
policy-holder, As a result the govern-
COLORED MEN'S BRANCH
What Indianapolis has, Nashville
needs a modern Y. M. C. A. Build
ing at a cost of one hundred thousand
ment will be required to refund about
$1,500,000 already collected and to
forego any such collections under the
present income tax law.
The power of a state to tax net
receipts of life insurance companies
in each county was upheld today by
the Supreme Court in a case where
the New York Life Insurance Com
pany resisted the collection of a tax
by Doer Lodec County. Mont. The
I company contended vainly that tho
i action of the state was an interfer
ence with interstate commerce. Jus
tices Hughes and Vandi vanter dis
sented. The right of a city to access pay
ing cost on land owners, according
to the frontage on streets improved,
was today upheld by the Sunrenie
Court in the case of El kins, W. Va.
Similar questions werep ending in
THE Y. M. C. A. IS A SORT OF
NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY DECEMBER 2G, 1913.
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How shall they, the good Father pay
For His-wondrous Gift from above-
For song and lay, this Christmas day,
For its peace and good will and love?
Where shall they find, the One divine,
As the Wise Men in days of old
Seeking to find, the lowly shrine
Of the Christ in a manger-fold?
Let the bells chime, let children rhyme,
All honor, all glory we pay;
The Christ we'll find, by being kind-
'Tis Christmas, ChristmasHis birthday.
UNCONSCIOUS WHEN FOUND IN
Mr. Charley Jordan, an employe of
the Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Company, wus found by an automo
bile party lying unconscious on the
Gallatin pike, several (miles out
from town, Sunday night. The un
fortunate was loaded In the auto, and
the city hospital authoritea were no
tified. The hospital ambulance met
the automobile bearing Mr. Jordan on
Woodland street When taken to
the infirmary it was discovered that
Jordan, who was In a semiconscious
' condition, was very painfuljy in
j jured. His jaw was broken and his
I head was badly gashed. Is addition
to this, he had suffered a broken
I leg and a dislocated nose. It could
jnot be learned how he was injured.
' Physicians at the infirmary stated,
! Sunday night, that the man is very
painfully hurt, but their hopes for
his recovery were optimistic. He
was still unconscious at a late hour.
The physicians who examined him be
lieve that he was struck by an auto
mobile. The Hospital authorities and the
Police station were called by nhone
but neither could give the names of
the parties who picked him up. The
general surprise that the
ambulance attendants would
a man from a party of auto riders
land not secure their names. If H
I was not their machine th.it stn-.pk
the man it seems that they would
have wished it known that they
were doing an act of charity, and
since they did not give their nn
many are of tha opinion that their
machine struck Mr, Jordan. His
condition was considered f:ivnr:i.i.-
'when last reported.
JACK - SCREW UNDER THE TOWN.
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DR. ROMAN TO SPEAK ON "PROV
IDENCE AND PROVIDENTIAL
Next Sunday at 11:00 a. m. at St.
Paul A. M. E. Church Dr. C. V. Ro
man, who teaches the Bible Class
In the Sunday-school, will deliver
a lay sermon on the subject "Prov
idence and Providential Men." This
sermon will be delivered at the re
ouest of the Sunday-school class
the congregation and the pastor. It
will be a review of the Sunday-school
lessons for the quarter. Dr. Roman
has delivered such lectures before,
and on every occasion his hearers
have pronounced them most helpful
VISITORS FROM PANAMA.
Dr. I Phillips A. Francis, wife
and child are in the city the guests
of Mrs. Frances' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony Porter at 36 S. Hill
street.. i The doctor is en route to
Europe; where he . will take a post
Prof. Edward L. Kinzer, principal
DR. M. V. BOUTTE,
Director Board of Trade.
of Ccntreville Normal and Prepara
tory School will spend the Christ
nladl (holidays jwijli relatives) jauld
friends. Call to see him at 29
N. Hill street.
Director Board of Trade.
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HON. NAPIER CHOSEN
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND
Splendid Meeting Held Thursday
Night, Dec. 18 Harmony Pre
vailed Throughout the Session
Personnell of the Directorate
Future Outlook Bright
At the Board of Trade Meeting
Thursday night, Hon. J. C. Napier,
Ex-Register of the U. S. Treasury
was unanimously elected President,
there was not a vlissentlng voice.
The prediction wade by the Globe
a few days ago proving true. The
attendance on this accasion was un-
sually large, and represented every
phase of lafe among tne Negroes 01
this city. There was manifestel a
great interest in this organization,
that speaks volumes for its future.
Twenty-four Directors were also
elected, and a full quota of Offlers.
In the directory will be found men of
Msrh standlne and of enviable busi
ness reputations. The officers aro J.
C. Napier, President, T. Clay Moure,
First Vice President, Dr. C. V. Ro
man, Secopd Vice President, D. Wel
lington Derry, Secretary, Dr. J. P.
Phillips, Assistant Secretary, W. D.
Hawkins. Treasurer. The Executive
Committee is composed of Dr. R. H.
Bovd. Dr. .1. B. Singleton. Dr. F. A.
Stewart, Rev. Preston Taylor, and
D. A. lHart. The Board of Direc
tor, includs a substantial set of men
aa were ever elected to represent
any organization in this city. Dr.
F. A. Stewart is a successful fnysi
cian and ranks among the largest
realty holders in the city. Dr. J. B.
Singleton, is the oldest dentist in
the city, is also President of Peoples
DR. R. H. BOYD,
Member Executive Committee Board
Saving Bank and Trust Company
President of Star Realty Company,
and a progressive man along all
lines. Mr. D. E. CYutcher. is a young
man and conducts one of the lead
ing tailoring companies in the city.
Dr. J. II. Hale is conceded to be the
largest practioner in the city, in
the city, is a member of the Ex
ecutive Committee of a bank and a
thorough going business man. Mr.
Ira T. Bryant is the manager of
A. M. E. Sunday School Union, one
of the largest Printing Publishing
Houses, owned and operated by Ne
croes, and is also a member of the
Board of Directors of the Standard
Life Insurance Company, in Atlan'a,
Ga. Dr. C. V. Roman, is the leading
eye, ear and throat Specialist in the
South, is the Vice President of Peo
ples Saving Lank and Trust Compa
ny, and a large realty owner both in
Nashville, and in the state of Texas.
Mr. W. D. Hawkins is cashier of the
Peoples Saving Bank and Trust Com
MR. S. P. HARRIS.
Director Board of Trade.
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EXECDTIYE COMMITTEE ELECTED.
ipany, treasurer of the Star Realty
and Investment Company, and holds
several other minor positions in
church and fraternal orgnnlzadons.
D. A. Hart is the Manager and Edi
tor of the Nashville Globe. Vive
President of the Peoples Saving
Bank, and. Trust Company, and
Treasurer of the Burial Department,
of the Mosaic Templars of Tennes
see. Hon. J. C. Napier, is Cashier of
the One Cent Savings Bank, a large
land owner and one of the leading
Lawyers In Tennessee, Dr. R. W.
Boyd, Is Manager of the National
Baptist Publishing House, President
HON. J. C. NAPIER,
President Board of Trade.
of the One Cent Bank, President of
the Nashville Globe Publishing Com
pany, President of the National .Ne
gro Doll Company, Mr. James Bum
pas is one of the leading Attorney
in tne city, Director of the People
bavinge Band and Trust Co.. and
a large realty holder and a leader in
rraternal organizations. Rev. Tay
lor is owner and Manager of thn
Taylor Undertaker Company, owner
of Greenwood Park and Greenwood
Cemeterv and on of t.hn
men in' Nashville. ; Dr.. M. V. Boutte
is proprietor, of. the- North Side
t'narmarcy, and one of the strong
young men of the city. . Mr. T. Clay
Moore is iManager of the Acme Loan
and Realty Company,, a Director of
the Peoples Savings Bank and Trust
Company, and a large owner and a
progressive young man along all
lines. Dr. E. B. Jefferson is one of
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DR. J. II. 1 1 ALE,
Director Board of Trade.
the leading Dentists of tiie country,
Director of the One Cent Savings
Bank, a land owner and progressive
business man. Mr. S. P. Harris,
bookkeeper of the National Baptist
Publishing House, auditor of the
Peoples Savings Bank and Trust
Company, the owner of considerable
estate and one of the ablest lawyers
in the state. Mr. W. II. Oden, deal
er in real estate. Ex-member of tho
City Fire Department, and among
the most substantial citizens in t he
city, lion. A. N. Johnson, owner
of the Johnson Undertaking Com
pany, with branches in Nashville,
Mobile, Alabama and Tuskegee, Ala
bama and owner of the Star Theatre
in this city. Rev. Wm. L. Craft,
manger of the Clarion Printing Co.,
and Secretary of the National Bap
tist Young People's Union Board.
Mr. C N. Langston, Assistant Cash
ier of the One Cent Savings Bank, a
Director of the State Fair Associa
tion and owner of valuable real
estate. Mr. J. C. Crawley, manager
of the Farm State Normal School
and owner of considerable property
and a large farm; Mr. A. S. Rucker,
owner and manager of two grocery
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