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The Siisaday School Congpcss Meets lit Nashville June 1 to IS, 1S1 V
NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE, TENN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917.
OPENING OF THE NEW T.I.C. I BUILDING IS A BIG SUCCESS,
ONE CENT HANK HANDLES OVKH $900,000.00
STOCKHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS' MEETING R. H. BOYD
AND J. C. NAPIER RE-ELECTED--PRESTON TAYLOR
CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars was
the clearance report at the annual
stockholders, meeting of the One Cent
Savings Bank which was held in the
U. B. F. Hall last Monday night. The
meeting was called to order by the
President, R. H. Boyd, who stated
that on account of a pievious meet
ing advertised for the Y.M. C. A. in
which all were interested, he would
not deliver his annual address, bm
that it would be offered for publi
cation later. Perhaps the largest
amount of stock ever represented in
the bank was present. There was no
time lost and the stockholders got
down to business. The report of the
cashiier showed that while the bank
had not made any tremendous gains
in the past year, that notwithstand
ing the financial stringency that had
been felt throughout all sections, the
une cent bavln.gs Bank had weath
ered the storm in this instance as in '
all former times during its fourteen
years of existence. His address was
received with intense interest by his
hearers. At the conclusion of his re-
port it was immediately received,
adopted and ordered filed. The pres
ident then called on the chairman of
the Executive Committee,, the Rev.
Preston Tayldr, who gave a ibrlef
report of the condition of the affairs
of the bank, and urged upon not
only the stockholders and directors
but depositors to let other people
know what they themselves have al-
ready round out, that it is a real
solid banking Jnstitutfon. The re
port of the Directors was made
and then adopted. Upon the adop
tion of the report a divident of
6 per cent was announced as a rec
ommendation coming from the direct
ors, and checks were passed out to
the stockholders, after" which a
Board of directors for the ensuing
year was elected, which resulted in
R. H. Boyd, Wm. Haynes, J. W.
Grant, Evans Tyree, Preston Tay
lor, Joe Brown, Henry. Allen Boyd,
.1. A. Napier, C. H. Clark, J. C. Na
pier, E. B. Jefferson, H. Bowling, G.
W. McKissack, I. B. Scott, C. V. Ro
man, C. A. Dickson, W. J. Hale, C.
The assistant cashier, Mr. C. N.
Langston, and the teller, Mr. Overtori
Carter, were called upon to make a
few remarks ,on the Christmas Sav
ings Clubs as it became, known that
the bank had mirger 'Christmas
Savings Club already thi year than
it bad throughout the year 1916. Fol
lowing this, the meeting adjourned
and the directors were immediately
called together. Upon ' their assem
bling they perfected an organization
hy the election of the following of-
nraais or tne bank for the ensuing
President, R. H. Boyd.
First Vice President, C. H. Clark.
Second Vice President, I. B. Scott
Attorney, J. W. Grant.
Cashier, J. C. Napier.
Assistant Cashier, C. N. Langston
Teller, Overton Carter.
Preston Taylor, E. B. Jefferson, C.
. Human, j. j. Kapler.
I Landers, D. W. Crutcher, J P
DR. WALLACE IN EAST
Dr. J. E. Wallace, the East Ten
nessee representative of the Stand
ard Life Insurance Company, who has
been t his North Carolina home to
spend the Christmas with his family,
has returned to the state, but hos
not reached Nashville. He spent the
first week in January in Bristol,
tfhere he addressed the Negro Busi
ness League of the Twin Cities and
wrote in four days ten thousand five
hundred dollars worth of insurant
It was his high water manic thus faH
ror rour days. From there he went
to Johnson City. The people of East
Tennessee are being given an incite
Into the real Standard Ldfe work. Dr.
Wallace is expected in Nashville be
fore the end of the month.
SIXTEENTH GRAND CHILD.
On New Year's morning at ten
minutes past three, was added to
. the already large host of grandchil
dren of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Boyd,
In the person of T. B. ("Bob") Boyd,
Jr. Bu.by and mother are doing
fine. ., .4 i
Mis6 Louise V. Mayes of 634 Fogg
street left the city Tuesday evening
for Chicago, .where she will visit
relatives end friends lor a stay of
five wetjte ,
Molds Meeting, .Declares Dividend,
Elects Officers Report Show In
creasePresident and Cashier
It is with pleasune I welcome you
here this evening to the Eighth An
nual Meeting of your Company. 1
feel it in place to tell you just why
Jt, Conipanv ws organized. When
this bank was organized, some
thought it was to destroy, tear down
or, to put the old bank, the One Cent
Savings Bank, out, of business but
tnese ideas have lone
out of the minds of those who were
i niai opinion, and they now sej
the truth as it wn timn ih. ui
bank was orjzed to work side by
side with the older bank, to help it,
and to serve the people.
''In the, Creation God" created
Adam and He saw it was good, but
"c ",BU "w mat it was not good
ror him to be alone, so He made
Eve to be with him.
"Before the first Negro bank in
Nashville was organized, a number
of the leading men got together and
decided that Nashville needed a Ne
gro bank, and they went to work
and organized what is known as the
One Cent Savings Bank, and they
saw that they had done a good thing,
hut as time went on, some of the
same men who helped to organize
the first bank saw that while they
had done a good piece of work, they
felt that it would be well to have an
other bank to help care for the needs
of Our people, and on July 31. 1909.
the People's Savings Bank was open
ed for business. It opened with
about $3,000.00, today its resources
are more than $71,758.00. '
"When the bank first opened the
greab cry was 'Will our money be
safe in that bank? Do they know
how to do a safe business.
"So safely and satisfactorily ha3
the business been carried on by the
officers of your Company, that the
question of ability to do, or safety,
is very seldom referred to.
Examples of the Confidence Our Peo
ple Are Having in Negro Banks.
"After the great East Nashville
fire in 1916, which destroyed so much
of the property of our people, when
the insurance companies paid them
their insurance money, they brought,
a good p6rtion of it to this bank and
deposited "it here for safe keeping.
In one day they brought more than
$12,000.00 and deposited Jt here, one
person depositing as much as $4,000
of his' own.
"On October 23rd, when the Di
rectors decided to celebrate the sev
enth anniversary of the bank, and
called on the friends to show their
appreciation by making deposits on
the occasion, at the close of the day
we found the public had deposited
during the day $11,057.00. Much or
this money Is still on deposit to this
"I five you these examples to show
you how the public is regarding this
bank from a standpoint of safety.
"So your officers have been, and
are, working hard to prove to the
public that Negroes can operate a
bank with safety, and we believe the
willingness to support such a bank,
or any other enterprise operated by
their people, if properly conducted.
As a Commercial Educator.
"This bank is doing more to educate.
our people along a commercial line
than anything we have. We encour
age small depositors, as well as the
lafge ones, and thereby teach our
boys and jgirls how to write checks,
make deposits, draw promissory
notes, and teaches them how to be
punctual in paying or looking after
their notes when. due.
Our resources for this year have
Our resources for 1915
The resources for 1916 are 71,758.00
Our earnings for 1915 were 6.684.78
Our earnings for 1916 are.. 6,035.26
Our number of stockhold
ers for 1915 was - - J87
Our number of stockhold
ers for 1916 is 195
The number of depositors in
1915 was 1,400
The number of depositors In
1916 was 1,500
Our friends and iwell-wishers have
grown 'beyond our ability to number
them, yet there is room for improv-
ment, ( The harvest truly Is great,
(Continued on Page 4.) -
The "Pumpers" May Not; But
rated missionary and Educational Con
vention Does Not and Cannot
Fifteen months have passed Bince
the Baptist Missionary and Educa
tional Convention met at the Kayne
Avenue Baptist Church and in the
chapel of Roger Williams University
with Rev. A. L. Bartlett as President
and Dr. A. M. Townsend as Secreatry.
When a minority of that convention
men in session undertook by gag
rule to curtail the privileges and
deny the rights of the majority of
the delegates present, to rule or even
have a say in the meeting, notwith
standing we had paid the Enroll
ment committee two hundred or
more dollars as representation fee,
which they kept, aal after we had
withdrawn they passed a resolution
to refund' our money, but until this
good day, the Treasurer, Rev. F.. M.
Lawrence, lias not been furnished
with the recaptured funds which so
huddenly took leave by the way of
official orders. Therefore, we have
not been able to get our money on
the Btrength of their own resolution,
nor with the aid of the courts.
Among the most influential and
conspicuous characters In car
rying out this procedure were the
Rev. Wm. Haynes, Chairman of the
Trustee Board of the University;
Rev. B. M. Lawrence, Trustee; Rev.
A. D. Hurt, D. D., Trustee; Rev. A. L.
Bartlett. Trustee; Dr. A. M. Towns-
send, Trustee and President of the
University, with Dr. K. W. D. Isaac,
as Parliamentarian and Speaker of
the house; and Brother T. G. Ewing
as Legal Advisor, Thus it may be
seen that the representatives of the
educational interest in Roger Wil
Hams, by their words, actions and
influence, were the predominant fac
tors in setting this unchristian, un
Baptjstic and unwise precedent:
"Voting churches out of a convention
and keeping their money."
This recapitulation is given in or
der that the reader may know why
the investigation was made which
brought about the discovery that
ROGER. WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
does not belong to the Negro Bap
tists of Tennessee. Now, let's see,
for the benefit of Dr. Isaac and the
Clarion, who argue to the contrary:
It is true that the Negro Baptists o
Tennessee did put into the hands oC
Rev. Wm. Haynes, the financial sec
retary of the convention, $5,000.00,
with which to pay one-half of the
ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollurs,
the purchase price of the twelve or
more acres of land on which Roger
Williams University now stands, but
the court record8 show that the
property was paid for with a $10,-
000.00 check of the Home Mission
Society of New York and the deed
was made by J. O. Kirkpatrick and
Son to the Home Mission Society ot
New York not to (he Society and
the Missionary and Educational Con
vention of Tennessee-, which would
have been proper in order to recognize
ajoint purchase and ownership. In that
case, the society being a corporation,
might have held in trust the Interest
of the Negro Baptists. This they
did not hold, according to the re
cord; it is their property, and the
deed says so, because it was paid
for with their check against their
own account Now while men live
they may explain their actions, hut
when the court takes record, it is
recognized as the truth and express
ed will of the parties concerned.
When I read that deed I felt myself
getting cold as realized thp Negro
Baptists were not on the inside as
Now, as to the transfer to Roger
Williams. No one can transfer what
they do not legally own that part
of the instrument which states, "The
property 'hereinafter described has
been purchased by. the American
Baptist Home Mission Society ol
New York, and the Baptist Mission
ary and Educational Convention of
Tennessee, for the sum of ten thou
sand dollars; each of said organiza
tions having paid one "IfUlf or . five
thousand ($5,000) dollars, of the
purclia8e price of said property."
I say that the record of purchase
don't show that and this transfer
'nstrument cannot take precedent,
nei- change the original purchase
and deed. In the deed of purchase
the Negro Baptists have no interest.
Therefore, they had nothing to
transfer. We were entitled to some
thing for we gave our money to be
expended as thc above instrument
Fays it waa spent, but the records
say, NO. .
HERE WB HAVE A PARALLEL:
The Convention appointed Dr
Haynes, Hurt Lawrence and others
to go and get out a charter for the
body so we co"Uld hold property a
we were about to make tills purchase
They went, but did they get the
charter? 'They ( said they did, and
held up the papers and said, "Breth
ren, here la your charter." We all
trusted their Intelligence and veraci
ty; but that wm no charter, though
vie thought so until fifteen months!
ago. We searched the records and
tound that the brethren had deceived
us, and caused' us to deceive hun
dreds of the hard working men and
women of this state, many of them
widows, who out of their penury,
gave to buy that ground not to be
given to Boner Williams, but in or
der that ROGER WILLIAMS might
be given TO US, for all the Negroes
were told, they saw and believed,
that ROGER WILLIAMS had burn
ed they did not know that Roger
Williams was a CORPORATION
walking about in the persons of Drs.
Haynes, Lawrence, Hurt and others,
waiting for somebody to give it some
ground and buildings.
then, and we know now, that what
ever interest we had or seemed to
have was transferred to ROGER
WILLIAMS, a corporation that never
did own any ground although it
wan incorporated by the American
Baptist Home Mission Society oi
New York. iThe Society did not
think enough of its own creature to
make it trustee of one foot of
ground, as was seen when the build
ings burned. The property was sold
to white people and in every -deed the
Home Mission Society has stipulated
that the property is never to be
sold to any one of the African descent.
Read tlie following charter ex-erpt
which was tiled for record February
Daniel W. Phillips of Nashville,
Tenn., John M. Gregory of Chicago,
111., Wm. P. Jones, Nashville. Tenn
Nelson G. Merry, Nashville, Tenn.,
Randall B. Vandabell. Nashville,
Tenn., are hereby constituted a
body politic and corporate by the
name and style of
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
for the support of an institution of
Christian education and learning 0)
a grade of an university with such
colleges, schools and departments' as
the TRUSTEES of pal-1 university
may deem proper, and necessary, to
give instruction in the several
branches of science, art in the Bible
and theology and in ' norme.l and
other professional and industrial
studies with power to confer " de
grees. The principal seat of such
institution to be on ! the grounds
now owned by the American Baptist
Home Mission Society u'f New York,
and occupied by the Nashville Insti
tute in the county of Davidson in
the state of Tennessee.
DANIEL W. PHILLIPS, x
JOHN M. GREGORY.
J ABES P. DAKE,
W. P. JONES.
NELSON G. MERRY,
R. B. VANDABELL,
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Personally appeared before me, C.
II. Eastman, Clerk of the county
court of said county, the within
named Daniel W. Phi. lips, John M.
Gregory, Jabes P. Dekc, W. P. Jones.
Nelson G. Merry, R. B. Vandabell the
bargainers, with whom I am per-
i . .i . .1 1. ...
know edged that they executed thor'ular rP teT' f it
...i.ui ..- i ... ., lowing officers were leeted for the
w,iu,u .unni ucut ,u. w.c ,,u.
WITNESSED my hand at the of
fice this, the 13th day of February,
C. H. EASTMAN, Clerk.
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Register's Office. Feb. 12, 1883.
I, James L. Hogan, lueputy Register
of said county, do certify that the
foregoing instrument and certificate
are registered in said office in Book
No. 76, page 28, that they were re
ceived Feb. 12, 1S83 at 3:25 o'clock
p. m., and were entered in Note
Book No. 8 page 47.
JAMES L. HOGAN,
STATE OF TENNESSEE
I. D. A, Nunn, Secretary of State
of Tennessee, certify that this char
ter with certificate attached, tlie
foregoing of which Is a true copy,
was this day registered and certified
to by me, this Feb. 1 3th, 1883.
D. A. NUNN,
Secretary of State.
Thus It can be seen that Roger
Willlam8 incorporated 20 years
before it owned anvthlng. It is 34
years old, We hold the Home Mis
sion Society, if they were aeting as
agents for the Negro Baptists 01
Tennessee, when they made this
transfer to Roger Williams, they
should have and would have made
the stipulation read, "that in case
the property ceased to be used for
school purposes, an interest shall re
vert back to the Society and an in
terest revert back ro the Missionary
and Educational Convention in pro
portion to the amount that each
have paid," but no such provision
is made. Not one word is said
about any interest, except that of
the Home Mission Society. If it is
argued that they did not have that
right, then they did not have the
right to transfer any but their own
interest. This they should have
Interest of All the Baptists.
We are not contending for the
rights of the Missionary Baptist
Convention only, nor those of the
Incorporated Missionary and Educa
tional Convention, for this last nam
ed convention was just born on the
:iuth day of May, 1916, at 4:45 p. m
The above being true this body as
a convention iui 110 interest in, and
as such hag no le8al right to engage
in the management of the University.
But the Negro Baptists of the state
gave the money to buy that proper
ty when we were together in one
convention. Therefore, we are con
tending for the rights and ownership
of a'.l the Baptists. Now, when and
where was held, in what city or
town, with what church, in what
book of State minutes can we find
any resolution or motion where the
convention voted to give their in
terest in this property to ROGER
WILLIAMS? We thank any one who
can furnish us with tli0 information.
Nav, we all thought and proclaimed
that ROGER WILLIAMS was to be
turned over to us, but alas! instead,
we have been turned over to ROGER
and who is Roger Williams?
la) it is a corporation whose char
ter was granied by tlie state o4
j ears ago to be operated on the
"grounds owned by the American
Baptist Home Mission Society."
(b) it was chartered to engage in
Christian education; therefore, to re
strict their work-to the education ot
Negroc and exclude all other race
is in violation of its charter rigiits.
(c) The charier makeg it the duty
of the Trustees to elect, their own
officers, and they can only increase
the number of Trustees to ten.
Id) THE TRUSTEES THEMSEL
VES must elect other Trustees, but
not to exceed ten tins power, it
delegated to any convention or body
of persons, is a violalicn of the law,
and the law reads, "A violation ol
any of the provisions of this char
ter shall subject the corporation to
dissolution at the instance of th?
J. L. HARDING.
STANDARD LODGE NO. 209,
K. of P. 1
The members of Standard Lodge
No. 209, K. of P., East Nashville, met
Tuesday night, January 9, 1917, in a
lenulur monthly meeting. After the
tem. K Honry Mattl,ew
C. C.. Kt. Aex Tipton, V. C, Kt. J. W
Bright, K. o R. and S., Kt. Phineas
Baker, M. of T.. Kt. Tom Morris, M.
of E.. Kt. Gus Walton, P., Kt. B. J.
Kennard. Most Worthy Trustee nd
Grand Lodge Rep., Kt. G. Phineas
Baker, Alt., Kt Wm. Hart, M. of A.,
Kt. Janiefe Phillips. I. G., It. Chas.
Mitchell, O. G. After the election the
members and visitors were tendered
a banquet. Kt. G, Phineas Baker
acted as Master of Ceremonies. Af
ter n. few remarks by thr. Master of
Ceremonies the principal speaker,
Maj. Geo. W. Bugg, was 'introduced.
He welcomed the guests in a most
elaborate manner, after which re
marks feie made by Mr. Anthonv
Porter. C. C. Stonewall Ixidge; Cant.
Geo. Johnson of Uniform Rank, No.
8, of East Nashville, and others.
Afterwards the CaBtle Hall was turn
ed into a spacious dining room and
the caterer served a five course menu.
Standard Lodge is approaching its
fourth; year and to the people of
East Nashville, it is looked upon as
one of the best lodges in the city.
Mr. Henry Matthews, our C. C. is n
vnung man of wide reputation in the
city. We invite-you to come and
join us and help build u East Nash
Mrs. Fannie Watklns-Riddle is vis -
itlng her brother and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Watkins. of Louisville.
OVER 2,500 MEN RESPONDED
LAST MONDAY BIGHT'
WHEN THE DOOKS WERE THROWN OPEN.
DAVIS BROTHERS BAND FURNISHED MUSIC FOR THE OCCASION-NEARLY
A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH
AND SUBSCRIPTIONS REPORTED.
Two thousand men and boys n.adej
up the magnificent audience that com
pletely filled to overflowing the sp
cious auditorium in the new Y. M. C.
A. Building on Monday night. Many
of the oldest citizens of Nashville
state that they have never seen so
enthusiastic a gathering where all
seemed to be of one mind and in ac
cord with the same idea as was
demonstrated on that occasion. Every
church, every fraternity organization
every society, in fact, practically
every family in Nashville in so far
as Negroes are concerned, was about
represented at the meeting. From
the time the meeting was called to
order by the chairman, and prayer
was offered by Rev. Dr. Mitchell, big
things were doing. The opening re
marks by the chairman, who took! the
subject, "Now You Have It, What are
You Going to do With It?" in which he
gave a graphic description of the
size of the building giving Its dimen
sions off-handedly, giving its height,
telling the number of roows and then
producing from the inventory a total
of the amount of furniture and fix
tures Urontafned therein, after which
he called upon his hearers to join in
one solid phalanx of workers and help
redeem their pledges, was the key
1 note of the evening, aiiid the mom-
moth assemblage was not slow in
keeping up the enthusiasm that had
been injected into the meeting. The
first speaker, Dr. J. C. Caldwell, start
ed the ball to rolling when he put
down a check for $,")0.oo redeeming his
pledge made during tne recent cam
paign when thirty-three thousand dol
lars were subscribed for a Y. M. C.
A. building. They came after this
with their nickles, dimes, quarters,
dollars, fives, tens, fifties and hund
reds. They finall reached the thous-an-d
dollar mark. Throughout the
evening the Davis Military Band that
had volunteered their services, kept
up inspiring music. "My Country 'Tis
of Thee," "America" and many other
patriotic airs were played throughou'
the evening to add more ginger to the
orcasion. There were present Mr
Arch Trawick, the chairman of the
Committee on Colored Work, from
the Central Association, Dr.'W. J.
O. Callahan, a member of the Cam-
mittee and Mr. S. W. MeGIll, the sec
retary. These three white visitors
were called upon and gave much en
couragement. AH three made telling
speeches, declaring in substance that
they did not come to assure the Ne
?roes or to encourage them on wha'
they should do, but that they were
rather there to assure them that the
good white people of Nashville were
going to do the right thing.
The Committee of Manacement, the
Advisory Board and the Y. M. C. A
sympathizers were or. hand and work
ed as never before. During the course
of the evening more than five thous
and six hundred dollars were turned
In in cash and subscriptions. There
were no lengthv speeches, the men
usually allowed their talk to be made
bv putting down the money on the
table. It kept. Secretary Sanders
Prof. Hardeman, Dr. Phillips and Mr
S. H. Johnson busy writing receipts
while tha Stockell 'Brothers and a
number of the other enthusiast l
younger set of workers busied them
selves in passing the receipts out and
in bringing in the checks.
'The 'phjotographflr imado a ifi so
ught picture, but it was after eleven
o'clock; before the picture was made
and the cram and Jam that was evi
dent in the first part of the eveninr
had subsided. It was announced thai
plans were being made for a mam
moth demonstration meeting, at whleb
ladies would be Invited, to be held
at Ryman Auditorium on the secom'
Sunday in February. A cash cam
paign is to be under way early next
week. The committee Is to hold p
meeting after the religious services
at their headquarters on Sunday after
ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS AND
CASH WHICH MAKES A TOTAI
OF $.8,000, NOW PLEDGED TO
THE Y. M. C. A. BUILDING FUND
, Rev. Preston Taylor . subscribed
$1,000.00 additional, paid $100.00 cash.
Rev. Henry Allen Boyd subscribed
$1000.00, paid $100.00 cash.
Dv. R. H. Boyd subscribed $1,000.00.
These subscribed 100.00 more:
Henry Black, Albert Black, II.
Brown, Horace Anderson, A. and I.
State Normal, by Pres. W. J. Hale, L.
H- Perkins, Hon. A. N. Johnson, cash
$10i00, Dr. W. B. Reed, T. G. Marshall,
Dr. E. A. Maryland, Jos. H. Lenox,
Andrew Evans, I. A. Ross, Henry
Colbert, $1.00 cash, Dr. F. A. McKen-
lzie, Sam Crockett, J. J. Smith, Ira
T. Bryant, Tlsk University, by, PreB.
V. A. McKenzie. '
j These are the $25.00 subscriptions:
Humphrey Bowling additional, E. M.
Wm. Wright, plus $1.00, Geo. -
Haynes, additional. I. U Moore, au
ditional cash, Alfred White, Dr. M. W.
Gilbert, Bishop I. B. Scott, additional.
T. Clay Moore, additional Rev. J. I
lUoriHnir ,Rev A. w. roner.
These the $20.00 subscriber: Dr. S
Wl Crostwait, additional, $1.00 paid
E. W. McGuire.
These are the $10.00 subscribers:
W. W. Hornbeak, R. WJ. Wingfield.
additional. , ,
These are the $5.00 subscribers.
Matt McGavock. Maj. H. J. Woodrafy.
Horace Starnes, additional, Samuel
Edwards, Hannibal Owen, Rev. D. T
Burch, II. A. Drew, C. J. Baasett, J. B.
Rosser. Alvln Black, S. J. Tenner, ad
ditional, Herman Harvey. S. C. Reece.
A V. Anderson, Dr. J. H. Haie,
cash, additional, L. H. Perkins, Geo.
Williams, Ernest Long Rev. S. T.
Douglass, Dr. G. H. Bandy, additional,
Wm. Stevens, $1.00 paid, A, F. Benton
Dr. J. B. Singleton, additional $2.03
paid, J. R. Brown, Dan R. Butler, John
D. Brown, Richard Floyd, $1.00 paid,
Geo. Rhodes, S. H. C. Owen, $1.00
cash, W. T. Hightower, cash, B. Mte
These are they who paid In full or
in part -Monday nlbht, January 8,
$10i).00 Subscribers: Dr. C. H.
Clark, pitfd $5.00 total paid $25.
$')0.0O Subscribers: Dr. J. C. Cald
well paid la full: Ir. P. G. Smith,
paid in full; Dr. W. S. Ellington, Paid
$5.00, balance in full, S. H. Jonasor.,
Paid $8.00,-totai $18.00. .. - v -
$L5.0o Subscribers: J. H. Crawley,
paid 'balance Dec. 30, 1916. Wm. Gun
ter, U. S. Morton, paid $5.00 total paid
$15.00 Dr. J. T. Phillips, paid $1.0
tatal paid $6.00, Dr. F. A. McKeniio,
paid $25.00 in full.
$20.00 Subscribers: D. W. Berry,
paid $1.00, total of $1000.00; Joa.
Lenox, paid $2.00
$15.00 Subscribers: Wm. Copelind,
paid $1.00; C. T. Hume, paid ?1.00.
$10.00 Subscribers: J. C. Tooms,
paid $1.00, Jack Tate, paid $1.00, W.
T. Wright, paid $5.00 paid in full, B.
H. January, paid $5.00, total of $7.00,
M. B. Abston, paid $5.00.
$5.00 Subscribers: Jesse H. Fanroy,
paid $1.00; Prof. C. B. Lowe, pah? ,
$1.00; Wm. Franklin, paid in full; E.
W. McGuire, paid in full; . J. John
son, paid $2.50; T. G. Marshall, $1.00;
Samuel Murray, $1.00; Samuel Crock
ett, $2.50 balance; Leen Pennington,
$2.00; IT- J. Paige, paid in full; Jas.
(Continued on page 8.) ,
AN AUTHORIZED INVESTMENT.
This letter gees forth to say to
the Baptists throughout the country
that for some time the nation hua
teen in the clutches of high prices,
and every article of use has come in
for Its toll and share of monetary
profits. As a result, many hereto
fore profitable enterprises have gone
to the wall, or ceased operation; and)
today tlie publishers of this country
are in a life and death struglle with
the government and paper manufac
turers' interests. The National Bap
tist Pubishing Board repeatedly
complained that a retrenchment
would be made by compulslo which,
would impair the use of the plant
unless they could fin,- relief through -1
he Advisory Board, and pursuant to
a' request of the Publishing Board
he Nat'onal Baptist Advisory Pub
lishing Board met and after bearing
the ip:ea and examining the data be
fore us, we consented to a small In
crease in the price of literature, al
though the increase of half a cent
is small, It will give such substantial
ass'stance and relief to our own
publishing interest We should re
gard the act as an investment
Our Pub. billing Plant through the
dissemination of knowledge, has
'utnlilal a mlerhtv kwnrrt And 1a
fighting a great buttle In the arena)
of thought, where tlie universal conf
llict of the nations will go on until:
the Lord comes again. So, let us
work, pray and pay, that the good
work may go on.
Inasmuch as the Publishing
Beard did not asspue to thrust upon
us the advance price of periodicals
but has suffered materially in wait
ing for our approval, we wish to
have you note that the Pub'ishing
Bonrd recognizes the ownership of
th eBaptista and the relation the
Board sustains to the National Bap
tist, ionvenuun (uuincuryuraiBui.
May we meretore, susseai uiui ww
send in more orders ad larger one.
Yours for the extension of U.
Kingdom of Christ, .
National Baptist Advisory Publishing
Rev. H. M. Burns, Chalrmanu,
Rev. J. L. Harding, Cor. Secty.