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NASHVILLE GLOE, FRIDAY MARCH 9, 1917.
MILLS AND FR1SBY COMING.
Mills and Frisbj-, International
Etars, are coming to Nashville. Tli's
Indeed will be a rare treat to our
theatre-goers iu connection also will
be Miss Fannie Wise. l'.a star with
Cole and Johnson. M as Wise was
obmad in foreign theatres three
years. She plnywl . Haniniersteius
Broadway, New York, a successful
three year- engagement. Later she
was with MiUer and Ljles aggrega
tion of talent in "Darkydoni." An
other star will he Miss Lottie Grady
of Williams and Walker. She has
teen a lending screen star In the!
Afro-American Film Company. Miss
Grady wears the finest gowns obtain
able and is said to be the best
dressed colored woman on theAmeri
can stage. She will positively appear
in some of Worth's h'test creations.
Mr. Luke Scott, character artist, do
ing five changes iu leas time than
one minute, will also be on hand.
The chorus will be a bevy of pretty
girls. There will also be a corking
up-to4ne-niinute femile orchestra
known as Ja.l's band. Full details
will be printed later.
Scene from the Pretty Girls in PRANCING AROUND at the Orphe um.
Good music, wholesome comedy and
tuneful songs will be a bis feature in
the bill "PRANCING AROUND" which
will be the offering of the Milton
Schuster Company, who play a return
engagement at the Orplieum. starting
Monday, March 12. There will be
matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
urday, and the bill will be changed on
Thursday, starting with a matinee,
when "A WINNING WIDOW" wiU be
The chorus with the Schuster Com
pany is made up of pretty girls, hand
somely costumed and are well trained.
The many musical numbers and theiY
unaccountable dances, give abundant
opportunitv to the chorus to show
The bill is a laughable conreit,
built around a series of amusing in
cidents in New Yorty whereby two
Jewish characters are taken in and
done out of their money, and their at
tempts to get it back takes them on
many journeys out of the city and they
finally recover their wealth in the end.
The comedy is strong in scenic
surprises, there beinp; a yatch at the
close of the first act under full steam
for a trip to Florida, where the com
edians meet with all kinds of adven
tures with a sharper and aligators.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
with matinees Thursday and Saturday
this same company will present "The
Winning Widow," which is said to be
the most charming musical comedy of
lYou can have your seats reserved
in advance for any performance.
Prices at the matinees 15 and 25 cents.
Nights, 25 and 35 cents. Half of the
balcony reserved for colored people.
that I haven't sense enough to run
the school, but I know one thing.,
I have been giving to this institution
ever since I have been in the church
and since I have been pastoring I
haven t missed paying my money and
also my church's and instead of tho
debt decreasing it is increasing and
I feel it is in the management of
hings. This seemd to make him a
little angrier. He said. "I can't un
derstand how you all think that you
are not fighting the institution when
Jon fight the meii who own the in
stitution. Well," he said, "you will
have to go t0 some other school to
get your education; you can't come,
here to school." He then got up and
showed me the door nnd said, "Get
mi n.l Anl.. . ..... .
.. i:Sm me ouingnt ana see
whether you can move me or not."
ui course you know I hid to go. Now
i nave Heard that Dr Booker r.vM
nun my statement was not true. He
did not tell me that I could not
come to the A. R C. Now, good Dr
nooKer, i clont believe vnn win tnb
lack what you have said thai way.
You nre too much 0r a gentleman ti
uo so. if you would
;ess than a
oiscuss tiie issue nor to settle our
district and state trouble. I went
thers to enter school and be subject
to the rules of the school as I did
In the past. But von ralleil hip ,
you would lie
man. You knew vo-i
Now, I did not eo them tn
Charter March 2, 1SC7. It was one of
the most soul-stirring of gatherings
because all those who participated in
it were identified with the life and
fortunes of the University. Notable
addresses were delivered by Prof.
Richard T. Greener, Judge George W.
Atkinson and Dr. W. A. Sinclair.
On Saturday," the third and last
day of the Celebration, there were
reunions by Departments and Classes
and a General Alumni Rally, the
latter being presided over by Mr.
Shelby J. Davidson, the President of
the General Alumni Association, who
delivered an address of welcome. Ad
dresses were also delivered by Mr.
John C. Asbury of Philadelphia and
Rev. George Frazier Miller of New
York. Presidents of visiting colleges were
entertained at luncheon Saturday
night by the Truste Beoard.
Howard University owes its exist
ence to the devotion nnd self-sacrifice
of General Oliver O. Howard, a sol
dier of the Union and a lover of all
the races, without distinction of
color, and who denied himself that
others more needful might have ad
vantages which he had enjoyed of op
portunity and education. The results
of fifty years of work done by the
University, as shown in its results,
more than justifiesthe faith of its
name-sake and lenefartor, who has
'passed beyond the liar where we all
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question aliout our difference and 1 1 hope for him there was no mourning
feel that I had as much right to Oi;-1 wlien he went out to sea."
fend my stand or what I bplinvn t.,
ie rignt as you did. Yes, I am
against the present management oi
the school and shall forever be. Xo
more of my money shall go as it has
been going. You can get as angry as
J. E. BROWX,
Pastor Antioch Baptist Church,
Vice President V. D. S. S
The People's Defender.
SIM.MONS DECIDES NEGRO
(Continued from Page 1 .
CAPITAL CITY LEAGUE.
The directors 0f th Capital City
League conveued at the home of Mr.
8am Allison, 1410 Grant street. The
entire evening was taken up in dis
cussing 'and electing officers. The
house was called to order by Presi
dent R. Tabor about 3 o'clock. The
clubs represented in alphabetical or
der. Each was given opportunity to
state their opinion of the coming
season. Mr. R. Tabor was reelect
ed president; Sam Allison, vice
president; Mr. Miller, of the Sox,
was elected treasurer to succeed Mr.
Marshall Garrett. Neal Boyd, Jr.,
was re-elected secretary. The secre
tary was requested to announce
through the Nashville Globe that
there still remain threo vacancies in
the league to be filled by three good
teams. Already the strong Maroon
team has expressed its intention of
coming into t he league (by Mr. Grav,
mana'-'er). Any team desiring to en
ter the league is requested to be
at our next meeting at (113 Webster
street, and if not call Main 3(',C, or
address mail to 90(i Morrison street,
to the secretary, Neal Boyd.
R. Tabor, President.
Sam Allison, Vice President.
Will Miller, Treasurer.
Neal Boyd, Secretary.
TOY I AM -NOT
We must not hate Germany. In the
event of war it will not be a war of
hate. We can not be asked to bate
Germany for then we would be asked
to hate Bismark. Germany is the only
unconquered nationality in the history
of all time. Germany is the greatest
nation In the world today because it
has spent its lifetime in achieving
greatness. Its greatness lies in one
ness one people, one hope, one law,
one car, one school. It is not divided
Would Stand by Wilson.
"This country will never be as great
as Germany until it mothers only one
"We must follow Wilson whether
he leads us against Germany, against
Eingland or against any other nation.
i love to imnK or my country as a
virile country. If our Nation is too
cowardly to fight then it is too cow
ardly to die for. God Almighty some
times teaches men by war what he
does not teach them by peace. - We
know this. Out of war came our
"Several weeks ago I had in my
mind the organization of a regiment
of Kentucky Negroes. I was going to
call it either -the 'Henry Watterson
Braves' or 'Booker T. Washington's
Own. I was going to ask Dr. Noble to
be the chaplain but since I have heard
his attitude of war, I am afraid he
would not be available at the time of
the greatest need of his presence.
When a dying soldier would desire the
prayers of Dr. Noble I am afraid it
would require the combined efforts of
the regiment to catch Dr. Noble.
"My parting words to you are to
fall in line for the Stars and Stripes.
Let us be the ones to blow the bugle
and to unfurl the flag! Remember, we
are descendants of Sergt. Carney.
TRYIXO TO KEEF THIXG8 IX THE
The Western Hcview, a weekly
news journul, Little Rock, published
I by one Rev. Dr. R. M. Caver, takes
the People's Defender and its editor
greatly to task in its issue of Febru
ary 2StU. The People's Defender
would not take uote of the young
man at all were it not that he wishes
to can tne people a attention once
more to the strenuous attempts to
keep everything in the Morris-Booker-Caver
family. They had rather die
than to have tho truth told. When
ever the truth is being told to the
people generally, they rush to each
other's side and attempt to kill off
everybody and everything that would
go to give the people a real vision of
the one self-appointed guardian fam
ily in Arkansas. Certainly, however,
by this time every intelligent man in
the state hath realized the death
struggling ot that self-appointed
crowd. He speaks about the gradu
ates and under-groduates standing
hard by the "old manV and the school
Scene from the wonderful moving
picture, "God's Country and
the Woman" special Vitagraph pro
duction at the Bijou Theatre, Friday,
The management of the Bijou The
atre anounces that beginning Friday,
March 16, and continuing each Friday
thereafter, the colored public of Nash
ville will have for the first time, the
privilege of seeing the great mov
ing picture productions that are shown
in other cities at prices ranging from
5lc to a dollar.
The picture announced for Friday
March 16 is the magnificent Vitagraph
production in eight ports, entitled,
"God's Country and the Woman." this
picture has not been shown in any
city for less than 25c. The manage
ment of the Bijou Theatre announces
that the admission for the engagement
of this picture will be only 10 cents.
Following "God's Country ond the
Woman," the Bijou Theatre announc
es as its feature for Friday, March
23, "The faU of a Nation" the stupend
ous sequel to the "Birth of a Nation."
Announcements of future productions
will follow in next week's edition of
will bnild my church and the gates
of Hell shall not prevail against it.'
Taylor failed at Woodson; Sanders
at Eagle; and all the rest of the
encroachers upon Baptist regularity
ure bound to fail. Ir the ministers,
the real ministers of the Union Dis
trict and of the state, have in mind
but one thing, and that Is to do the
right, to see to it that they are in
harmony with God and the principles
of the church, and then proceed, for
God will see to it that they come
out more than conqueror. jei no
one of us resort to wrong to accom
plish any purpose whatsoever. Let
us Ren to it that we ar right and
then go ahead.
The People's Defender.
FOOLISH BAPTISTS LED BY A
FOOLISH LEADER DOING
That contingent of the Union Dis
trict Association that split off from
, . ,. , the regular assoclat on two years ago
This of course is most repugnant and . ,,, '
, .. . , ' , , at Henslev, Ark., which is, as to
,1.. - I numbers and Intelligence and finan-
knows that the graduates and under
graduates are. not standing by the In
stitution, but we do not care in this
article to deal at length with the
editor of the Western Review. We
reserve him and his rantings for
future consideration when we have
nothig of real importance to talk
about. Then we will talk about him.
We are after big game and regard
him as being too small-sized bird to
bag; not worth taking home; go back
into the woods and grow to killing
size; then the editor will take a shot
at you. ,
The People's Defender.
My business would not allow me
to enter school until about four
months after school had begun, so I
went to the Arkansas Baptist College
to enter school as I did last term.
I walked into the office and told the
secretary that I wanted to enter
school; he told me that I would have
to see Dr. Booker, that he wanted to
talk with all the ministers that came
to enter school. I asked for him and
the secretary said he was somewhere
on tho campus1. Then I looked for
him but failed to find him. I then
went home and waited until the sec
ond day. I went back again. I asked
the secretary for Dr. Booker; he told
Dr. Booker that I wanted to see him.
Dr. Booker told the secretary to tell
me to come in. Then the secretary
showed me the door that entered into
Mr. Booker's office. On entering the
door he gets up giving me a chair;
he then sits down iu front of me. 1
told him that I had been there be
fore to enter school but the secretary
told me that I had to see you. So i
am here. He said, "Ye3, yes, yes, well,
Brother Brown, I am authorized by
the authorities of the school not to
allow any of the men who are fight
ing the institution to come here to
school." I said, well, Dr. Booker,
have not fought the Institution. Yes
you have, said he, I have been told
that you are one of the fighters.
said well. Professor, you have not
teen anything through the paper,
neither have I made any public
speech since the trouble arose. I only
lined up with the side that I be
lleve to be right. And, too, Profes
sor, I think that you have the wrong
idea about the brethren. He said,
"Maybe I have. I am trying to sec
the right." Then I said it b not
the institution we are fighting, it is
the management of things. This
seemed to make him a Httle angry.
He then told me that I did not know
anything about running a school
"You haven't got sense enough," said
be. I eaid, well, Professor, it may be
CELEBRATION OF THE FIF
TEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF
(Continued from Page 1.
N. Work, Director of the Division of
Records and Research at Tuskegee In
stitute, and was discussed by Mr.
William Anthony Aery of the Hamp
ton Institute, and Mr. Fred R. Moore,
Editor of the New York Age.
On the second day the subject of
discussion was -"Education." Dean
Lewis B. Moore presided. The Daner
was read by Mr. Roscoe Conkling
uruce, Assistant Superintendent for
Schools for thn District of Columbia.
and was discussed by Dean Benjamin
u. urawiey of Morehouse Col eee nnd
ouier. neaiin anu sanitation" was
by far the moat important paper dis-
cusseu at tne conference, and the
paper was read by Dr. C V. Roman
A. M., of Nashville. It was not only
eloquent In Its word-painting, but lu
minous and conclusive in its facts.
Miss Mary W. Ovington and Mr
Eugene Kinckle Jones of New York
participated in the discussion.
In the afternoon "Race Co-operation
after Fifty Years" wns discussed by
rror. a. fli. irawick and others.
The Mass Meeting at the Conven
tion Hall was presided over by Ex
Chief Justice Stanton Judkins Peelle,
LL. D. Addresses on "The Signifi
cance of the Fifty Years of History
of Howard University and of the
Advance o the f Colored Race
with which it is Connected"
were delivered by the Hon
orable Franklin Knight Lane, Secre
tary of the Interior; Prof. Carl Kel
sey, Ph. D., of the University of Penn
sylvania; President H. T. Kealing, D.
D., of Western University, and
Bishop Wilbur P. Thirkield. The
intiBie under the leadership of Prof.
Rey W. Tlbbs was excelleut.
The Muslcale Ftstival at the First
Congregational Church, presided over
by Dr. J. H. II. Waring, was a meet
ing to commemorate the birth of
the University and the signing of the
VICTORY OF THE MACEDONIA
The Macedonia Baptist Church,
England, Ark., who peaceful worship
and church life wan disturbed by a
few representatives of church mi
nority rule and Baptist Irregularity,
and who were thrown Into the courts
Dy such representatives, have come
out more than victorious as will al
ways those who are right and right
eous. Rev. T. W. Washington, the
pastor, and the officials of that
church were sustained in their con
tentions against the corrupt practices
and designs of the would-be little
Professor Moreland and his misled
and misguided adherents. The com
plete victory In this case is very en
couraging, and serves to demonstrate
to the world that the courts of our
land are not going to depart or per
mit others to depart from the regular
line of procedure as outlined by the
fathers of the Baptist church In their
disciplines and well-established rules
The Macedonia Church in its con
tentions received an injunction
against Moreland and his crowd, re
ceived the money that was in the
cial strength and church propertj.
only a fragment of the real associa
tion, led by Rev. R. M. Caver hath
attempted to do or to play some very
high-toned stunts in the circle of
Baptists. Rev. Mr. Caver who is
moderator and who seems to be, or
who desires to be, if the words of
those who are following him amount
to anything, chief cook and bottle
washer, called the Board meeting h
few days ago with the Baptist church
of Sweet Home. In said meeting not
having anything of a constructive
nature to do, and having no construc
tive ability, they naturally turned to
destructive tactics as would be ex
pected by men of the class following
him, and by him as leader. The
chief thing that claimed their atten
tion was to adopt an air-tight resolu
tion prohibiting the Baptists of the
Progressive movement ot the state,
to prohibit the majority Baptists ot
the district from entering into any
of their pulpits, In fact, if we are
rightly Informed, ihe resolution as
adopted by them was to the effect
that none of the adherents of the
Progressive idea in the district, or to
be more specific, that none ot the so
called Galnesites were to be permitted
in the pulpit ot any of the so-called
Caverites, and that if any of the
Caverltes were found mingling with
the Galnesites, that they were to be
drawn up before the high ecclesiasti
cal court composed of Lord Caver and
his chief henchmen, and there severe
ly dealt with.
We said to start with "Foolish
Baptists following a foolish leader do
ing foolish things." There is nothing
that demonstrates the fool-heartiness
of a man in ths lead of a people, there
is nothing that testifies of his in
ability and unworthiness to lead more
than the little, small, selfish, unmanly
things accomplished by the body over
which he presides. It is extremely
foolish for a little crowd of Baptist
whole matter demonstrates to the
people that the contentions of the
editor of the People's Defender are
right. Real Baptist preachers who
are right in their contentions and
who have God and the Holy Spirit as
their great guide have something
else to do besides closing pulpits
against other Baptist preachers, in
fact there is no fundamental doctrine
or question at stake that calls for j
such measures, but foolish loaders
will lead the people into any kind of
destructive policies, but the people
will soon discover it, and turn from
them, for Caverism-was never weaker
than it is today. There Is not a'
first-class man in the whole bunch
but what whose heart and mind are
turning from their wicked policies.
In this regard the Rev. Dr. W .M.
Rogers, in whose church the Board
meeting was held, is to be congratu
lated. He would not sustain them
in their ignorant diversions from
righteousness and so notified them.
The Rev. Mr. J. H. Hammond alsoj
turned from them and their policies,
and as real men recognize the selfish
ness and wickedness of their deal
ings, they are bound to . seek other
associations, for real intelligent gos
pel preachers will not stand for such
slavery and such wicked methods.
The People's Defender.
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(lDDUCIIAfl WEEK MAR. 12- 3 MATINEES
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MR T HALF OF H'ttK
LAST HALF OF WEEK"
"Prancing Around ' "fl Winning Widow"
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treasury, and had It not been for the
6pirit of mercy, would have landed preachers to attempt .to close the pul-
the little Professor and bis Doodle
Gang in Jail. I
The church proper was represented
by Attorneys Clark and Hibbler while
the destructive faction was repre
sented by Jones and Booker, who
were only too glad to accept tho
mercy of the aforesaid counsel. Tbe
Baptist churches of the Union District
have nothing to fear in the attempts'
of these outlawed Baptist preachers,
for God has said, "Upon this rock
(meaning Christ a;d His word) I
pit of the Baptist church against real
Baptist preachers. It demonstrates
two things: arst of all their down
right stupidity, their downright ignor
ance; second ot all, it demonstrates
their downright meanness, their lit
tleness of soul. Tho fact of ' it Is,
however, that they have but very few
churches to close, and so far as the
ministers of the real Union District
Association is concerned, they have
more work than they can do, more
churches than they can fill, but the
SUING A CHVRCH.
Wickedness and diabolism seems to
have reached its climax in the suit
brought by the Rev. P. A. Knowles,
former pastor of Collins Street Bap
tist Church, against that . church.
Many years ago ne was elected pastor
of that congregation, and served it
for a number of years. Being as
the facts seem to show a very poor
pastor, he was unable to raise his
own salary, or the talary that he was
supposed to get. From year to year
this salary seems to have accumulated
until he had gotten into the church
debt something near 1,500, desiring
to stay there, but the church reallz
ing that he was unequal to the task
and was not able to feed himself out
of his job, dismissed him from Its
service, and he, contrary to all New
Testament rules and authorities and
regulations, went Into court, and
there secured a judgment against the
church for the above named sum. It
has always been the policy of the
Baptist church, and is the policy oi
the Baptist church today, that the
pastor of a Baptist church Is largely
responsible for the raising of his
own salary. In fact, the people put
themselves in his hand, and it is a
private, unexpressed understanding
with pastor and people that he Is to
receive a certain amount out of that
which through his Influence and
power the church is able to raise.
This same private understanding sug
gests that In the event that be is
unable to raise the stipulated amount,
that there Is no debt or deficit, for
It would be manifestly unfair for a
minister to continually hold on to the
throat of a church when he realized
that he was involving that church,
deeper and deeper in debt, and would
not give that cburcb an opportunity
by resigning to secure proficient
leadership to keep Itself clear of in-
cumberances. This the editor of the
People's Defender regards as giving
the Baptist church the hot end . of
the deal, and if the court's ruling in
this case is to be a precedence, then
it is highly necessary for every Bap
tist churoh to be on the lookout and
to keep tbelr eyes intelligently open.
for any kind of ft preacher may fool
himself into the tervices of a church,
and not being aulo to raise his sal
ary, and yet be able to force himself
upon the church, and tbus cause a
considerable delt upon the church
for which he may sue, get judgment,
and force a sale of the church prop
erty. If such is to be the order and
of the church, then no church can
consistently permit any pastor to get
behind, for if they do they are In
their own light. If a pastor can
force himself on tbe services of a
church when be is not able to raise
his own salary, and then after years
of accumulation, walk out and sue
that church and get judgment against!
that church and sell that church,
then that church must see to It that
every preacher raises his- own salary,
or his resignation must be forthcom
ing before a large amount of salary
It is to be regretted that such a
precedence has been established, it
is to toe regretted that one of the
oldest Baptist preachers, one whom
the district and church has honored
to such an extent could be' per
suaded to take such an unBaptlstlc
step. The suing of a church by a
Baptist preacher, to our way of think
ing, constitutes an unpardonable er
ror, one for which we doubt much
but that God is "highly indignant.
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