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The Sunday School Congirees Meets In Nashville June 13 to 18, 1SI75
NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
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NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY. 'FEBRUARY 2. 1917.
NEWSPAPER HSR GATHER 11 NASHVILLE FEBRUARY, 110
Y. ffl. G. A. AUXILIARY
Mammoth Outpouring of Lady Sympathizers Last
Monday Night. Resulting in Permanent Orga
nization of Effective Work
REV T. J.
member of the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church 14 years and for years has
served as assistant pastor. We as
members anil lr.eiids, it-.ei that we
j have. lost I'rrr.i our midsi cue who's
! place can never he Ailed. When we
think of his life aril teaihings and
,,,,,, c. t!ie sond work he has hone, we can
Impressive Services tieid , 8ay ..He has done what he ,-ouw." ne
Over the Remains
Thursday at t.
liame to us as a lamb and God has
i taken him to join another number.
I Trustee Hoard John Itiskan. Jas
j per Demoss, Kd Davis, a. J. Had'lox,
J. K. B'.ake, Sec.
Mrs, Clemmie White Elected President. Miss L. U. Chambers
and Mrs. C. J. White, Secretaries. Mrs. W. H. Mc
GaYOCk. Treasurer-100 Captains of Clubs to Have
Twenty Members in Each Club to Raise $20.00
Each-Mass Meeting Second Sunday
i NO. 2 FROM THE DEACON BOARD
Aiier a lingering uiness or aoout i he mt oLIYK BAPTIST
eight months Rev. T. J. Lewis, died. CKJRCH.
at his home, 1205 Clinton street, ut I whereas it has nleased nnr heaven
ly Father to take from our midst, by
death our be oved brother, T. .1
Supreme Worthy Matron
and Ladies of the
12:30 o'clock Tuesday. Rev. Lewis
lor a number of years was superin
tendent of the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church Sunday Sc1uk1 and assistant
pastor c( the chu rh. In addition
to this he was president of the Sun
day School Union of Nashville and
was regarded as one of the most
Lewis, who has served as assistant
pastor for fourteen consecutive years,
without a single h-eak in the trust
which was committed to him by pas
tor and deacons, with a hearty in
dorsement of the church, he was
There will be a big mass meeting
to which both, men and women are
invited Sunday ut 4 p. in., in the now
SY. M. C. A. home. What was form
erly known as the Duucau dining-
room is the spacious hall in which ' Herniosa street; Mrs. Excie A.
Wingfield, ISOa Patterson street;
miss Alberta Davis, 5 Garden street;
Mrs. Susan Lowe, Col. Blind School,
Main 188U; Mrs. C. N. Largsiiin, i"i)o
Hynes street; Mrs. J. L. Murray, 2451
the meeting will be held. The ladio-',
vill complete their s organization ;
Sunday, uood music a leatnre oi .
the program. Gome early. i
At the meeting Monday night held
exclusively for women in the dining-:
room ct the Duncan Hotel, now the
now home of the Colored Brunch Y. :
M. C. A., an auxiliary branch was 1
formed for the purpose of rendering
linauciitl assistance to the men's or
ganization, which is struggling hard
to secure sufficient tunds to further:
prepare the recently purchased build
ing !or occupancy by young men. I
..The fallowing ollicers were elect
ed: Atrs. Clemw.e White, president;
vice, presidents, Mrs,. D. W. lierrv,
ju.rth Naahville; Mrs. Kate Wilson,
Jkust Nashville; Mrs. C. V. Jones,
(South Nashville; Mrs. J. L. Murray,
Wes'. .,; :v ih:; Miss L. U. Cham
bers, iilrrespondin-,' secretary; Mrs.
Cora .i.iidui. Vvniie, I'tjconjiiii, m-in-tary;
Mrs. V. H. AkGavock, treabur-
enthusiast c bur-Jay ochool workers highly Sensible and 'keenly interested
in the city, he news of his death -.le position of assisting in what
spread very rapidly and while bib i ever fell to his lot to do as assistant
nonunion nad not Deeu conslderea i
at all out of danger he was reported i
this week and then cn Sunday as be- j
in? miir-h improved. Funeral ar-i
rangements were not completed Wen- j
licsday morning, as the family wa-H
wa ting for news from the step-sun or J
I'ev. Lewis, Dr. James E. Hurt, of St.!
Louis, Mo. Rev. Lewis also leaves ,
a wife and two other step children!
with a host of friends to mourn his !
Newspaper Men From All Parts of Uuited States
Will Spend Four Days in Nashville Solving
the Problems of the Graft
lorn, 1014 First avenue, S.; Mrs. F.
Miss Eva Mu re'l 1 1'", ; ! PUXBHAL SERVICES HELD OV"?' '
miss iMa Alii-rell, lMl Sc-ovel street . .m,,1Vn ,.r ,,, ... n,,,
Mrs. L. P. Smith. 5.8 S.xth avenue, T STV-HUKCH Till' SDAY
S., Main 4535; Mrs. Maggie B. Lewis,' . , . , . Ttuh;nx ' '.
11 Garden 8t.ee. ; Mrs. PL.nio Hucks . K" T . t - " ! It
K. Hill street; Mrs. Alice Cheatham ' J. vi . 7 S"m; was,,,lei
,ii iri t. , t i text preached .it the tuneral services
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4(1 University street. Main 3975-L.
meir streets and leleiiiione nuiu
hers are here given for the conven
ience of friends who may want . to
Additional names of captains "will Hgtonert
a .!, ,. ,. i sorrowing hearts as Dr. Clark to'd
l: , , " , . " D , of the life and work of the deceased
I who was a co-laborer and assistant
I pastor of what is ii"-:;ivdcd as t!-n
largest church in Tennessee. The :ev.
over the remains of the late Rev. .
"! Timothy .1. Lew is on Thursday at tl'el
Mt. Olive Baptist Church by Rev. C. ;
H. Clark, D. D., the pastor. An im. I
mense audience was present and
with tear-dimmed eyes an1! '
of the lad'es have their teams ulmi.i
coniplote and others are busy canvus
Bing the field for twenty or more
faithful workers. At the mens meet
ing Sunday to which have been in
vited men and women, the plans for
getting the best possible results at
the liyman Auditorium meetin!".
!"e!.riiar;.- 51th will be outlined in ii:!!. i
.':cn mid women will for t!.e first
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Wednesday Night February 7th at St. John's A. M.
E. Church, to Which the Public Is Cordially Invitee-President
Perry, Chairman Jones, Per
fect Big Attendance
Mr. Lewis "lias done v. hat he rou1 1." i.V.!; !' :
at all times serving1 humanity in '
day ud eeiiprnilbn. lie was a factor Committee.
cr; Mrs- Marie Chad well, chaplain; ; 0 ?" t't-i to maKo now triends jor
M!e3 K. A- Boyd, pianist. ! "'G awwntion and to s-ecure finan-
Before goins inti permanent or-! cial assistance from such sources as
gaiizution aiiort talks weie made by!"1,l-v le agreed fixm as beins ndvis.
' Mrs. M. 11. Flowers of the Fireside ,l!e ,0 see- T,,e Ilan is t- in time,
School; Mrs. D. Wellington Berr.!ccver the entire city, to seek and ac-
in the cl'ui'ch ni.rl coinmunli v litV
declared Br. Clark in the midst, of K
sermon. Ti e sav.vt:; .v ra hi-it-n r
2:00 p. m. In tiio opening Dr. C! r
:: n;t Ciiicinun-
i ' '' ''''. K:ecutivc
who wl'l preside at ihc
Session of the N. P.
Mrs. C. J. White, Miss L. U. Cham
bers, Mrs. G. L, Jackson, Mrs. Marie
CLadweil and several otl'.ers.
Chairman H. A. Boyd cf the Com
mittee of Management called the
meeting to order and alter stating
ic"t with e'tnal gratitude both the
v. idow's mite and the prosperous
t usiness inans tithe. There is seed
t:me and harvest time in association
work as well as in the business o
farming and horticulture ami it i3
its object turned the meetinsr over ""Pert that tins wir. be kept in mind
to Mrs. G. E. Haynes, who acted as,,u,'i''g tin's special season of liberal
temporary chairman. j giving for association work.
One of tlie most Interesting talks' .YOUNG MEN ORGANIZE,
made during the meeting was tfTat j A group of young men who volun
of Mr. J. B. Watson, of Atlanta, Ga.. ; toered to bold a meetine in room in
an international secretary of the Y.
M. C. A. He strevsed the great love
that mother naturally has for her
son and emphasized the great oppor
tunity offered to render ns-sistance to
on organization that means so much
to the young colored men of the race.
Mr. A. N. Johnson spoke o the Im
Iiortnnce of the organization.
Fifty captaius who arj to head as
many teams consisting of twenty j
workers each were appointed as fol
lows: Mr G. E. Haynes, Fisk Uni
versity, Main 181G; Mrs. G. L. Jack
eon, 707 Lea avenue, Main 48GO; Mrs.
M. H. Flowers, C12 Gay street, Main
3C95; Mrs. A. A. Carter, 1730 Jeffer
son street, Main 4995; Mrs. A. N.
Johnson, 931 18th avenue, N.. Main
' E120; Mrs. H. A. Boyd, 1G03 Harding
street, Main 4249; Miss Elizabeth
Moore, 926 17th avenue, ft., Main
4228-W; Mrs. J. W. Russell, 613
Main (rtreet, Walnut 1443; Miss
Amanda Johnson, 10OO 21st avenue,
N., Main 528C; Miss Mary Dunson.
1C0O Jefferson street Main 307O-L;
Mrs. W. H. McGavock, 1033 Sixteenth
avenue, N., Main. 1458; Mrs. M. L.
Crobthwait, Fisk University, Main
942; Miss Madeline Carter, 1730 Jef
ferson street. Main 4995; Miss L. U.
Chambers, 1512 Harding street, Main
12"G; Mme. Mabe Overton, 512 Ce
dar street. Main 141t; Mrs.. A. B.
Morris, 812 12th avenue. S., Hemlock
917; Mrs. T. Clay Moore. '(ISO Jeffer
son street, Main 51G9; Miss MInEie
B. Starnes, 1715 14th avenue, N.,
Main 4419-W; Mrs. P. R.-Burma, 9th
avenue and Cedar street, Main 1060;
Mrs. J. H. Hale, 523 Seventh avenue.
South, Main 4256; Mrs. W. J. Hale,
c nth. avenue and Jefferson tt., Main
2980 ; Mrs. A. M. Townsend, Roger
Williams University, Main 2029; Mrs.
Preston Taylor; Greenwood Park.
Main 5178; Miss Shelbv B. Crawford
816 40th avenue, N., Hemlock 2451;
Mrs. J. D. Chavis, Walden University,
Main 5314; Mrs. J. C. Najfiev, 120
.. 1 fithi avenue. N.. Hemlock 5o3; Mrs
J. B. Singleton, 1116 ''Jefferson street.
' Main 3443-L; Miss L. Emma Phillips,
123 14th avenus, N Hemlock 1820-L;
Mrs. W. E. Forde, . 1209 First avenue,
S., Main 38G3; Mm. W. E. Gray, 1S03
Church street, Hemlock 2385; Mrs.
T. H. Elliott,. 1107 First avenue, S
Main 4772; Mrs. Irene Dowell, 10
Fillmore street; Mrs. '. Josle Britt.
1305 Demonhreun street; Mrs. S J
Baldon, 9 North Hill street; Mrs.
' Dan Battle, 14 Sonti Hill street,
Main . 4471; Miss Julia Work, 1G07
Harding street; Mrs. Wm, N. San
ders, 1G01 Helman street; Jtrs,
Mamie Turner, 212 North S.t, street;
Mrs. Wm. ' Flags 222 North 8th
' street: Mrs. Amelia Jones, Mrs. D.
W. Berry 1107 8th avenue, N. ; Mrs.
Martha Washington, Mrs R. W.
Tuesday night met and organized
and outlined seme plans for a perma
nent volunteer association work. The
mission of this group will be to
stand by the Y, M. C. A. and to allow
no phase of its numerous activities
to lag. Where it is possible for them
to lend a helping hand, they propose
to do so cheerfully. The aid which
the local young men are desirous of
.ng each otaer and visiting youim
men friends can he done mist effect
ively where they are properly or
ganized. They propose to keep them
selves thoroughly informed as to the
ssociation'8 working plans and to be
keen to observe what can be done
t put those plans into execution.
The young men who volunteered at
the Sunday afternoon meeting to
meet Tuesday night were as follows:
Messrs. C. T. Hume, W. T. Wright.
T. W. Maney, T. B. Boyd, W. M.
Stevens. Horace Starnes, J. M. Gil-
more,1 A. D. Allison, Jas. Bateman
and Dr. S. W. Crosthwait. Of this
number the first six were present and
the othersN-eported regrets at not, be
ing able to be on band,
New subscribers: Mix J. C. Na
pier. $10.00; Rev. W. R. Stephens,
BIBLE CLASS SUNDAY 3:00 P. M.,
The Bible class which was launch
ed two weeks ago with. Mr. Hume as
c.as9 leader and teacher is increas
ing In number and growing In inter
est. ' The place and hour are from
three to four o'clock In room 110,
second floor. The class and its lead
er, Mr. C. T. Hume, extend a cor
dila invitation to all young men who
cannot attend Sunday school in the
forenoon, hotel men and; others, to he
on hand at this meeting.
THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM MEET
ING FEB. 11TH.
The Ryman Auditorium meeting
Feh. 11th, which was announced to a
packed house at the Bijou Theatre,
Jan. 9th, is no doubt 'on- the program
of 5,000 or more people who' are deep
ly interested in the work which the
Young Men's Chrlstiun Association
is undertaking for' the thousands of
neglected men and boys ofour city.
This meeting makes demunds upon
all Nashville to make it a success.
Following the above mentioned an
nouncement on Jan. 15th several of
the Ministerial alliances and minis
erlnl conferences pledged themselves
to support the meeting; the pastors
agreeing to be on hand with their
respective congregations.' At the 11
o'clock services Sunday It Is ' the
hope of the Committee in charge
that each pastor in the city will em
phasize the Feb. llth meeting, 3:00
p, m., at Ryman Auditorum.
if. .' .
l"intnr, hotii in ilc iire-T-i- ,! I'lni
absent of the regular pastor. Ho wasj
,..' ,,, cill,ll' Mill!'"!'' tl'n
est confidence of the church aid j
:r,ei'i!s mi whatever lie M's (allel
upon to do. He was lovir.n in illsposi-l
ii ('....r.;! i,, ur.j.,.,, i(iii in
tlinimht. v i n m mi in his -mh esuien
'h'le he d'di't lav cniini to educa-i
tion, he was a man ef prod common i
sense, and rr p sound .ludnment, evei
,.n.t,. tn o"-(fo where or onpor-
Courts of Caianthe I'nder the Juris
diction of the Knights of Pythias
lo North America, South America, ;
Europe. Asia, Africa and Australia.
The Supreme Ollicers of tne
Knights of Pythias and Court or
Sf"uu"? iJrf;nJM?p:Hational Negro Press Association Will Hold a Public Session
It is the effort or these ollicers t
I'ave 50.(100 Juvenile members at tlu;
' pening of the next Biennial Se '
sion of the Supreme Lodue and Su
preme Lodge and Supreme Court ;u
St. Louis, Mo., August, 1tl7.
The first series of the campaign
was a Membership Rally among the.
men only In this rally only Knights
!' Pythias were to secure Juvenile:
'or members in the Juvenile Depart
ment and t he result of the men's
(amp'.iinn will be reported at tho
' lose of the sei-ond campaign which '
W for t lie ladies of the Courts o ;
Caianthe. At that time . conipur;- :
""ii of work accomplished will Ik, '
made l.etween the Knights and Vn
The Lad'es' an'l Children's Cam
vaign will begin l'eHruary 1, r.117.
rnfl continue tor four months as I i -1
the men's campaign, 'three prize-:
will be awarded. These frizes have
Urn all donated by Tenriesseaiii.
The prizes dor the hoys an'l girl
i'ave In n given by two Un' forni
Tank Ol'wers iiml t!iC iirizes for t',t!
Cinnd Couiif.ollurs and Grand ia"
t roiis by 'he Siiprotne Matron.
The priws for tlie Grand Counsel
lor and Grand Ufatr'm will lo a hand-
ive disiiluv ai d funeral badge
vn'i'iited on a gula -; r AVoi1m
Counsellor's pin. wh'ch pin can v
('etii'd'.ed uul worn separately from
the baU'e: the i ri.c for the Graie'
Vatrcti will b th'j same, only'tli"
pin will bo a i!e:-:imi of ibe Miitron".-
! T'-e vr'. e 1 ; r !hn boys will l e :.
. . s:-!e.t :.'i-l lor 'the plrist u
I !'e ' i't'1 1 1 Nc-.To I I'd.
Conilit nns o'' c"iitnst: Tlie prii'.cv
vill io awarrel to the Grand
it.'- .Matron in wlic-'e Jurisilb-tir.i.
Mr birge.i' iinr.ibe" of .Inveniles i-
r.'urcl in this rally and the skate
'ml doll to the boy or girl who ;'.e
euro- the preatest number of .Inve
niles in the . me.ml's.
If eicli member of the State of
Tennessee will l.ri'u; in just icip
.toveiiile, tliere will be an inercas'
ef more than 0,000 in this Kali
.-. ere being ri e ve.l ia '
Nashville daily from the newspa' e.
.. e iii uiiout. the eour.l .y express
ii.g their intention lo cine to tlie
city during the early part "I Kelni,
ury. The delegation eie:ted wiii
not consist ol men only as it is
learned that a number of newspapers
will send lady representatives. It
s understood Unit the ' ji 1'i'otir.
ire I'fKiitl if Hannibal, Mo., will
,'end its society edil.T while the AU
U'litu lu'lfiifiiiloit lias already given
ii'i thc that it will have two ladies in
their intention of 'icing present are
.'resident Perry, Chairman Jones
and Auditor E. A. Williams, of On-
I'll ii: :. .1. I'avis, treasuier. Miss
es Ola M. Walker, and Annie M.
Smith, .1hiH'a Independent, Atlanta,
Ga.; W. L. Porter, f.'usf Tennessee
Sens. Knoxville, Tenn.: Dr. J. A.
I'anilet, I'ltrixt inn Imifi. .lacksou,
Tenn.; Mrs. Cyrene C. Tient, Home
I'riiterHve Heeord, Hannibal, Mo.; J.
1 Mitchell, Kf. I.ouis Minis. St.
I'tiis, Mo.; R. E. Jones. ok'im.t.
ic'n Christian Advocate, New Orleans
tu"ttv rrf(--f'od it.
Therefore he it, resilved C'at in bhi'alone.
death the Mt. Olive Missionary Bap-j Selcl some i.ne girl and one !" ' i
i list Cbui'Mi Wis 'est a f'litbfn! servant, in tlie different Cra-id Divisions aim
the )rsin' in o'-ip nss'st.-'ti Re It I eicli Caianthe 'n that Grand Division)
Ei'i tiipr resnlvpd that we. bnw in throw all of her or bis strenctli i i j
humble resignation to the will of our that boy or girl. Tills v:L make ihc
lien p'llv fatlin". who doeth all things boy or girl win in Tennessee and it'
THE LATE REV. T. J. LEWIS,
Asslstong Pastor of Mt. Olive Bap
near1 the Scriptures, prayer was of
fered by Rev. G. B. Taylor of the Sec
ond Baptist Church, and the chor
sang, "We will walk through the val
ley in peace," after which the funeral
oration was delivered.. Resolutions
from every department qf the cbu'cii
work were offered and read. In the
large audience present there were
distinguished white citizens who had
known Rev. Lewis for a number of
years, many of whom he had worked
for. Among them was the manage
ment of the J-Iarrls-Jones Company,
who runs one of the largest wholesale
houses on the Public Square. The
Rev. Mr. Lewis was not only assistant
pastor of Mt. Olive and .Superintend
ent of the Sunday school, but was
president of the Baptist Sunday
School Union and a prominent worker
in fraternal organizations. The fol
lowing resolutions were offered:
RESOLUTIONS FROM THE A. .
CADETS OF MT. OLIVE BAPTIST
' Whereas, It has pleased the Almigh
tv God to take from our midst our
dear Superintendent In the person of.
Rev. T. J. LevIs, who has worked with j
us. untiringly and unceasingly, and :
Whereas, The said brother Lewis
was a devoted Christian husband, sup
erintendent and citizen, whom we
dearly loved, honored and respected.
Ppsnlved that we. the members of
the National Baptist A. F. Cadets of
the Mt. O'ive Baptist 'Church do join
in evnressing our sympathy to the be
reaved wife, family and relatives and
fripnds in this great loss. Be it
Fur'her Resolved that we bow ir
humble submission to the Almiehtv
God who doeth all things well. Be 1'
Further Resolved that a copy of
these resolutions be given the family
a copv to the Sundy school and r
conv be put in the minutes.
Frank Bosworth. Captain.
Geo. W. Gore, 1st Lieut.
, H. A. Boyd. Gen,
Oliver Charlton. 2nd Lieu.
James Creech, 1st Sergt.
NO. 1 FROMt THE TRUSTEF
BOAiRiT) OF THE MT. OLIVE BAP
Be it resolved, as God has taken
from our number, our beloved Bro
J. T. Lewis 'who dies on January !iO
1917, at 12 o'clock. He has been e
well ar 1 we prav tVnt V1': choice
bless'-'cs mny res' unen bis family
and that a copy of these resolutions
may be swend n'-en the n'b'iite boolr
of Mt. Olive Baptist C'Mtrrh and a
CO"' te to bis 'fPll'ilv.
Done by order of the De-non Bonrd
'n rp"ulfr session.
Jnsenh Gibhs. R. Kin;hley, I. Rnrlv,
A. Watkins, Peter Patterson, C. W.
Poarch, Phillip Douglas, Church
NO. 3 FROM THE IVY LEAF SEW
TImo talroa hnmo thnt WA InVfifl.
fair nfln.e Hnd famous to the soft. i LANE COLLEGE FARMERS'
tie Tennessee boy cr girl wins the
prize the Grand Worthy Counsellor
nnil Grand Worthy Matron will win.
I eeause thev will rccive tlie credit
'or the increase, pr new Juvenile
The Supreme Matron challenge
rnv one in this Rallv and says she
will secure at least 0 new Juveniles
within the next week. Who will ac
cept the cba'lenge? One long, hard
Rtrnog pull for Modunics Cora E.
Burke and Katie Wilson and for the
Tennessee boy or g;rl of your choice
and the prizes are won.
Ipng sleep, to the broad sweet bosom
of death. But the flower of theis
souls he shall not take to shame us.
nor the lips lack song forever that
now lack breath, for with us the mu
sic and perfume that die not dwell
Though the dead to our dead bid wel
come and we farewell. .
Whereas, God in his infinite wis
dom has seen fit to taite from our
ranks our Brother, Rev. T. J. Lewis,
and we as loyal subjects must bow
In humble submission to the divine
law and will, must learn that life here
is 'but tlie budding to a liie beyond
and what we call death Is another
birth. The passing of the real seir,
into a broader sphere beyond', to be
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HON. B. J. DAVIS,
Kditor Atlavta Independent, Atlan
ta. Gu,, Treasurer National Negro
Press Association, who will be here
next week.. . . ,
Important .Meeting el Farmers and
Other Workers to Be Held Feb.
ni1-i4th. B.g Mass Meetings Eaca
, By W. W. Maddox.
For the past several years there
lias been held annually at Lane Col
lege, Jackson, Tennessee, a Confer
ence among Negro people of un
usual interest and Importance. While
,1 is known us a Farmers' Confer
ence, it is in fact a Conference of Ne
gro workers, for, in attendance there
we generally a great nniny teachers,
(preachers, mechanics, physicians,
(lay-laborers as well as farmers,
lie re are gathered hundreds of our
people to hear not only agriculture
questions discussed, but to be in-fcirui-ted
on moral, health and edu
cational subjectts. This is no place
or time for sophomoric discussions
or "philosophizing" as President
Lane oftlmes says. The Preslden,.
lecognizes that these people who at.
tend this Conference come for o
j.urpi'se. They want to be Lenetited,
and so he seeks to conilne the dis
cussions to things that are thorough
ly practical and in every way lielp'
"Each farmer, must feed himself
and family" is tlie keynote that will
le sounded at the opening session of
the Conlerence. Agriculture experts
will be on hand to ytress'the impor
tance of diversification- of crops, and
j .1 e conservation of the soil. Besides
these, a splendid group of men and
women ha- I een se'ected to ilelivei
ropular addresses. Theso persons
will bring messages direct' to the
masses that will he far-reaching In
their influence. Having teen high
ly successful in their own line of
work, they will be able' to point out
the way to, others.
The educational and religious con
ference will be held Friday morning.
This meeting has been conducted
with much success for the past two
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MR. CHRIS J. PERRY,
Editor Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pa., President National
Ni gru Press Association .who will preside at the .welfth annual ses
Hion of tbe Association and who ,..r thirty years has been an active
attendance. In addition to this
Pi es dent Perry, of the Philadelphia
Trihune .and Chairman Junes chair
of the Executive Committee from
Cincinnati .express the opinion in
tl e'r rerent correspondence that this
will be the most largely attended
session of the Association in lis his-
La.; Phil Brown, Saturday New",
Hopkinsville. Ky.; W. H. Stewart,
lmcricon BaptiW, and John H.
Frank, Vnion-Kevicxc, Louisville, Ky.;
W. H. Hester, Murfreesloro, Tenn.;
Stephen N. Gumede, Grand Rapids.
Mich.. E. P. Jones, Vlcksburg, Miss.;
J. Finley Wilson', Washinuton Eagle.
tory. When the corresponding Fee-: Washington, D. C. This, declared
retary passed this word out to the the corresponding secretary, is but a
local committee thev began to catch j partial list and will be added to as
up te slack and to make furtboi i each day's mall Is opened .'
arrangements for the caring for the i -
newspaper representatives. An inter-1 MESDAMES MASON AND WHITE
cstlng feature of the sessions that arc j RETURN TO CHICAGO,
bold in Nashville, one that anreals j MrSi j ia Mason ana Mrs. Fannie
to tbe most of the representatives, j white returned to Cliiesigv, 111.,
is the fact that Nashville has pro- Tuesday after a delightful visit of
vided free enterta'nment from year j tV0 WPeks. While in the city they
to year giving the reiw-entatives j uere tj!e M)Use guest8 0r Mrs. Ma
(be very best homes obtainable In j sou's mother. Mrs. William Wimms,
the city, showing them the sites, the j cf JeTerscn street. They enjoyed
' vi'nens interest!. tie schools, the
banks, and In addition to all this
either a recept'on or banquet in the
even'ng. From what can-le learned
tbe local commute? plans to repeat
this j re gram, which is to Include an
(into ride. A program in which the
"uldie will be interested .ind invited.
w;U 'in doubt be the firs; ni'dit.
'!,!'' wil' le Wet'iesdav Feb. 7th
n the nuditcrium ot; the Y. M, C. A.
Building. Mr. A. n! Joli:ison. chair
man of the local committee, together
h. 'Ti'. C. T. Hume the secretary,
reemed to be verv confident that the
reputation of Nashville will be sus
tained by the manner In which thev
v-Kll ca.-e for these representatives.
An eforl was made this week to (ret
the complete program but on account
of waiting for some late acceptances
It could not be 6eeured. Among
those who have already
(Ve hospitality of .(ho following
riends: Mrs. Rob. Williams, Mrs.
Addie Hunter, Mrs. l..awson Green,
Mrs. John Collinr. Mrs George I.
Dodson. Mrs. Walter Clark, Mrs.
Dock Liner, Mrs. James Coffey and
Mrs. Olivia Dismukes.
MR. WILSON IN THE CITY.
Vr Johnny Wilson, who Is a Nash
ville boy, is In the city, the guest of
Ms sisters, Mrs. R. L. King,, Mrs,
Waymon Box and Mrs. L. V. Allen
and brother. Mr. Willie WUson. ..He
has been away tfrom the city for
several . years and for a . number of
years was a resident of Louisville,
from there he went to Detroit, where
he now resides. -
Mr. Wilson will remain here for
several weeks. He reports an excel
lent outlook for the colored people In
signified the north.
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