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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY MARCH 23, 1917.
Let Us Go Forward
: : Bj Geo. W. KibMe.
Aa spring seems to be near, the
fanner Is planning for March and
April In -which to prepare their
ground for a large crop. There Is a
spirit abroad In the South which -will
have the effect of diversifying the
crops. The farmer will not again de
pend solely upon one crop. War has
brought with it a warning, and has sJf
the same time taught wholesome
lesson. The winter weather has
more to do with the nature of the
ummer" crops than one would at
first think. The farmer watches the
weeks of winter patiently. He
knows what dry winter means and
what plenty of .rain and snow and
moisture will accomplish in the com-
- Ing hot months of summer. That we
have had our own special brand of
weather this' wjnter we cheettfully
TV.t wn I. V J . 1 i ...
'luai. no litLVB imu lih iikl iiuun um
several other brands we reluctantly
admit. It has been for the best, how-
over, for nature Is a watchful mother
and provides for her children as she
thinks best. Winter Is now nearly
at an end. The flowers are beginning
to aiwaken the sleeping earth. We
must be prepared to make use of
-every available hoe and every plough
to be bad in this land of ours.
DEATH OF REV. J. E. SMITH AT
IRey. J. E. Smith, pastor of tlw
Firm. Congregational Church at Chat
tanooga died Saturday March 10th at
8:30 p. m. He has been pastor at
.his" church for thirty-eight years and
-celebrated his thirty-eighth anniver.
sary two Sundays ago. Since that
time he has been ill with la grippe,
which ended In toxlne poison.
He leaves a wife, several children
and a host of friends to mourn his
Vocal Solo Eyther Hunt
Oration "Americanism In Its Local
Sense," Laura Ann Clendennon.
Vocal Solo Mrs. Tate.
Commencement Address Rev. W.
9. Ellington, A. B.. D. D Pastor First
Baptist Church, East Nashville, Tens.
Remarks by members of the Board
Chorus "Old Friends and Old
Teachers D.' J. Tate, Principal;
Miss H. Alzada Mann, 1st Assistant;
Mrs. M. L. Spence, 2nd Assistant.
- An admission of 5c will be charged
Wednesday and Thursday nights, and
10c Friday night to cover actual ex
Special to the Nashville Globe.
The Capital City League will meet
at 613 Webster Street at Marshall
Garrett's residence, Sunday evening
All managers that are Interested in
the League are requested to be pres
ent. Any good team desiring to enter
the League Is requested to send your
application, to Secretary Neal Boyd,
906 Morrison St., or call M. 366. Al-
ready three teams have sent in their
application, including B. Sox and
Nationals and B. H. Swifts. Don't
forget the date, March 11th, 1917.
Robt. Tabor, President.
Samuel Allison, Vice Pres.
Willie Miller, Treasurer.
Neal Boyd, Secretary.
. TCSKE8EE INSTITUTE
EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION
SGHMEB SCHOOL FOR TEACBKBS
JUNK 11 THRU JULY 20. 1917
free Baptist whom Christ hath made them with a counter-war sone. There
free, and who believe In the freedom Is no time for playing, no time for
and regularly of the Baptist church, weak-kneed playing. The Progres-
who has manhood enough to throw off slves have either got to plan, watch,
the yoke of oppression will be pres- fight and pray and show themselves
ent In that meeting. Many of the capable of advancing along new lines
progressive leaders of the state will If they cannot decently co-operate
doubtless be present. The aim and with the old Baptists or they must be
need in the Baptist ranks, and we of swallowed up by them. So' the meet-
course refer to the ranks of the lng to be held In April, the Get-to-
Progresslve Baptists, Is very urgent, gether-meeting to be hey at Mount
There is much work to be done, many Morlah, the Rev. A. L. Porter, pastor,
plans to be made for the future, for Is to be the greatest meeting of the
indeed this year holds the solution of year. Let everybody get ready, little
the stability and permanency and and big, old and young, get ready for
progression of the Baptists of the the great meeting. It is not that we
state. Many diffcult problems that object to their doing well, but we
confront the Progressive Baptists must see to it that we keep in tact
must be solved this year. Recognl- our own forces and build up our awn
tion must be wrung from the old line ground. Let us get together and
Baptists whose doors are tightly prove the steel of which we are made.
closed and barred against them. We The People's Defender.
his son Thomas Lee Bracy. A few of
their many friends were present to
enjoy the good things. Among the
out of town guests who were present
were Miss Mattie Greer, Mrs. Maggie
Smith, both of Nashville, and a host
of other relatives and friends. The
guest numbered 42. A six course
menu was served including chicken,
cakes, salads, fruits wines, etc. I
guess I had better stop, your mouth's
watering now. Everybody enjoyed it.
repeat, that recognition must be
wrung from them, or plans must be
laid for operation along Independent
1 1 1 .
Rebecca Ready who died March
the 13th Inst, In St. Lquis was a young
, Chicago, 111., March 6, 1917.
ffWends of Mr. BenJ. W. Franklin,
and Miss Sallle D. Burkeen, In and
around Nashville and Shelbyville,
Tenn., will be pleased to learn that
they were happily married at this
place March 5, 1917 in the presence
of a few friends and relatives. Mrs.
Samuel Streeter of Nashville, Tenn.,
a sister of the bride and Mrs. Rufua
Lee were the only attendants. Mr.
and Mrs. Franklin are to their many
friends at 4219 3. Wabash Ave.
Closing exercises of the Primary
and Intermediate Departments and
graduating exercises of the Grammar
School Department of the City Col
ored Publis Schools, Tullahoma, Tenn.
A. M. E. Church, March 21-23, 1917,
Closing sermon Sunday, March 18, at
3:80 p. m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
by Rev. P. J. Whittaker. Wednesday,
8:00 p. m. Flag Drill with recitations
and music, by Primary Department,
Thursday, 8 p. m. Dutch and Spanish
drills with recitations. Intermediate
Department. Friday, 8 p.m. graduat
Chorus "Fair Shines the Moon To-
Instrumental Solo iMiss Mann.
Oration "Some advantages from
thestudy ct Literature," Miss Pauline
GREAT MEETING AMONG THE
If the Vanguard is to be credited
from the 7th to the 10th of May is to
be a great time among the old line
Baptists of the state, for they are to
hold an encampment in Little Rock.
This of course means that they are
struggling to push forward the work
that they have In hand. It is the
prayer and hope of the editor that
thep may have a very great mettlng,
for the editor has never grown so
wicked in his thoughts, or bad in his
iminaginatlon that he could not hope
for the well-being of his brethren,
even those Who fought him to the bit
terest end, for he is liberal enough
and Christian enough to believe that
men may differ and yet be honeBt.
Let us pray that they may have a
great meeting, but the greatest
meeting among Baptists in this
neck of the woods is to take place
just before that, on Friday and Satur
day before the fifth Sunday In April,
at Mt. Morlah Baptist Church, Scott,
Ark. This is the Great GET-TO-
GETHER-MEETING of the Progres
sive Baptists of the Union District
This is to be the central meeting of
the year. Plans are already under
way to make this the bannermeeting
among Baptists, and If reports be
true, and we have every reason to be
lieve that they are true, many of the
old line Baptists, tired and worn out
by bosslsim, baoks bleeding from the
use of the Iblg stick in the hands of
the bosses, will be on hand in that
particular meeting. The doors are
wide open, and it is hoped that every
It there cannot be a plan, a system ( her of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at
of co-operation inaugurated, then Mt- Pleasant. Afterwards she moved
tl,. ,. . . , . ... : to Nashville, casting her lot at Mt.
there will have to be new plans laid Nebo Sne WM a5 CnrlstIan-
for the new lines of work unles3 the i woman always willing and ready to
Progressive Baptists Intend to dls-! do what she could for the cause of
solve, stoop their necks, bend their i Ohrist. . She leaves to mourn their
loss, wo orowers, two sisters and a
bodies, and walk like cowards back
into camp of the old line oppressors
whom they have defied. There can'
be no doubt about the stubbornness ,
of the old line Baptists, their determ
ination to Ignore everything progres-'
slve, the strongest and most powerful
men In the Progressive camps is os
tracized, ignored, legislated against.
A FAREWELL BANQUET.
' The Young Ladies Social Club en
tertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wlm. Lee on E. State, Friday evening,
in honor of Miss Cora North, one of
' our progressive teachers. This being
' a farewell banquet because of Miss
The orders have gone down from the Top Kan. it was a very enjoyable
state convention to snut tne aoors affair. After having amusements of
hard'and fast in the face of every man different kinds until a late hour, the
who believes in Baptist regularity and cluD had Prepared the following menu:
. . . , . . chicken cutlets, cream Irish potatoes,
freedom. These orders have been ao- j,, ecalloped oyster8i rellsh
cepted and affirmed by the different 0n toast, fruit salad, hot biscuits and
associations; these orders plainly sug-' crackers, sherry ice and caroned by
gest to any thinking mind the demand lclng caKe- 1 ne enu was preparea
for the absolute and uncompromising
surrender of the Progressive Baptist
forces, or a complete freeze-out. This
Joint Meeting of Board?.
The Stewardesses and daughters rf
Conference convened in joint session
Monday, March 19th at the home of
Miss Kittle Armstrong on East Cas
tie St., at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. Nancy
Whittaker acted as chairman for both
boards. After the usual form of epen
lng the meeting was open for busi
ness. The presidents outlined the
business that properly came before
the boards and ways and means were
sought through the different discus
sions how and in what way to put
their plan in action. After a general
discussion by some of the different
members as well as the pastor, Rev.
A. P. Gray and securing a plan that
met the approval of all, the business
session ended. Miss Armstrong as
sis ted by Miss Hattle Hickman serv
ed to the delight of all a delicious
menu of three courses. After feasting
to their hearts content, the board ex
tended to Miss Armstrong a vote of
thanks for her hospitality. They ad
journed to meet at Allen's Chapel,
March 26th. -
Presidents. Mrs. Nancy Whittaker
and Mrs. Nora Moore.
Secretary. Mrs. Cella Hickman.
A MESSAGE TO
J. P. Robinson
Little Rock, Ark.
I JiT.LjS a MS
Suit cost mt Routing
ret elmnt EraUem
hii. Khowinr B Kmok
DtiffTv. Am awellest arc 4
can only be met by the submarine at
tacks, the counter freezing out, the
counter planning the counter ability
of the Progressives.
Had Germany quietly submitted to
the blockade of England whose ships
stood on guard against the Ingoing of
any foodstuffs into Germany, England
would have starved Germany out, and
forced her to an Ignominious sur
render, but Germany in order to save
her own scalp, to defend her own
people, to keep in tact her own nation
ality, instituted a counter blockade
by establishing a war zone and filling
It with submarines. That is just
what we have got to do as Progres
sives against the starve out policy of
the enemy. They (have established a
blockade against the Progressives,
and the Progressives must answer
by Miss Carrie Williams and served
,by Misses Annie Smith, Mary Green,
came Williams ana Mrs. wm. Alex
ander. All expressed their regrets
at Miss North's leaving.
Robert Watklns, son of James and
Eliza Watklns was born June 2, 1866,
died February 23, 1917, age 50 years.
8 monies and 21 days. He was a
faithful member of ' the Methodist
Episcopal Church. He leaves to
mourn his death, one sister one
brother and other relatives. There
were only three weeks difference in
his death and the death of his sister,
Mrs. Hattie Avant. It is very sad to
lose them but the Lord knows
best. His will be done.
We wish to thank the friends for
their kindness during his illness.
REV. A. C. KENNON, THE FIRST
SUNDAY IN MAY AT 2:30 P. M.
A birthday dinner was glen at the
home of Rev. and Mrs. Harry Smith,
February 24th' for Rev. Smith and
On May 6th, which is the first Sun
day In May at 2:30 p. m., the First
Baptist Church will hold a special
service in honor of their pastor, Rev.
A. C. Kennon, B. S., B. D., who will
graduate from the Meharry Medical
College, Department of Medicine, May I
3rd, 1917. i
A grand program will be rendered
composed of local talent, in which all
the leading churches of the city will
be represented. A special invitation
is extended to the pastors who are
very friendly disposed toward Dr.
Dr. Kennon has been a very hard
student all of his life, having received
the degree of B. B. and B. S. in 1906
and 1911. respectively and is now on
the verge of receiving the degree of
M. D. at the hands of Dr. G. W. Hub
bard, M: D., who is the president of
M'eharry Medical College.
We are glad to say that Dr. Kennon
and his wife, Mrs. S. B. Kennon have
endeared themselves in the First Bap
tist Church so much since their stay
here. Not only the first Baptist Church
but all the people with whom they
have come in contact. The deacons
say that the church has done under
the leadership of Rev. Kennon more
than It has done In twenty years. As
he Is a young man and bids fair to
do much for his people. The church
of which he is pastor, thinks he is
progressive in his ideas and is willing
and ready to help him to the front.
uaa in town. Baking Un
I introduce ihm Society to nnda,
r-t them to join. U'agnnd work
I or ni apara WM,
Ud$21.M Profit 0n Evening
Qn sny ot beautiful Witt, brM Ct
rm (jrni. v fiwi no 1 I
w -or !!. k to ma. tw-tt thin
r had. ,mt si. printed in ytMr territory
- nrojiuiML. risceiio ii.oa ui Sam loa
ntt, fcV to Join Di rei l.mhletn FKI.
Some one had said: 'To be a
young man Is a blunder, to be an old
man is a regret." both of which I re
gard as a falsehood. To be a young
man is an opportunity; to be an old
man is' the grace of looking back over
past victory. .
This subject comes to me possibly
because I have had for the last few
weeks the privilege of studying young
men, and of all men they have the op
portunity of looking forth unto the
future; vast opportunities lie before
them and these opportunities should
be looked into seriously because their
future life depends upon it.
I was Invited a few days ago to be
the spiritual advisor of a youtg man
who had committed an awful crime for
his age. A young man of only twent
four years who was thoughtless
enough to kill a woman and child be
cause he thought the woman had
money; but in this effort to get this
money he trapped himself and lost
his life. I admit all men should want
to have money but they should desire
to obtain it honestly. This lesson he
to obtain it honestly. This lesson he
did not learn until it was too late.
He was caught, convicted and electro- neas of eternity,
cuted last Tuesday morning at seven
o'clock. I labored with him again and
again while he was In the penetentlar
to become a Christian, all of which he
did profess. Even that was by the
skin of his teeth for he had lost a life
that could have been used for the bet
terment of mankind. -But Instead his
life was thrown away for a few dol
lars. I asked him how he came to
came to his downfall; he said he came
to his downfall; he said he came to It
by drinking and gambling. I think
I persuaded him that although he had
been a miserable wretch, Jesus loved
him because He died to save him.
This young man had been tried in the
Criminal Court at Little River County
and the jury that sat on his case, the
lawyer that represented him and even
he himself acknowledged his guilt.
This case so burdened my heart until
I felt compelled to write a message to
young men; because you, young men,
are the future hope of the race.
The old fathers and mothers who
prayed for this day of freedom have
passed into the great beyond; but
they never thought that in their fast
ing, praying and shedding of tears,
they were doing this for those who
would not appreciate their effort in
bringing about this freedom. I saw
this young man of whom I am writ
ing. I talked with him, I prayed for
him, I baptized him in the faith In
which he professed to have believed,
and I had an opportunity to study him,
and as I did so I thought of the
thousand and thousands of young men
who are gambling and drinking and
committing other diobollcal acts, not
considering the shortness of time and
the precious life they are living, and
I beseech the young men who are
pursuing this course to turn now and
think, for in order to succees in this
world's life, a man will have to think
this way through. By industry and
economy, he will rise step by step
both into civic and commercial life
and will be a great benefactor to man
kind. And that young men Is the only
life worth living. When I asked John
Hawkins, the man of whom I am writ
ing, the victim of the electric chair,
If he attended Sunday school, his an
swer was NO. Then when I asked if i
he attended church his answer was
NO. Thus the two most Important
factors that cause men to think aright
were neglected by this man, the Sun
day school and the church, and his
life was blank and void of good as
sociation. In this connection I am
forced to ask the young men to desist
from living a blank life for by living
such a life you will eventually be led
into the snares and pitfalls of Satan.
The sun of enllghtment is too high
for a man to live in a strata of the
Young man you can easily think
yourself into a thing but your blggesE
trouble will be to think out of It.
We have now in this connection
many young men who are going along
In the world not thinking of the vast-
They fill their lives
with complaining. They have an ob
jection to every state law, the commer
cial Interests and even the church and
Sunday school. They fill the corners
of the streets with smoke and words
of dissatisfaction but they must re
member they have the. opportunity of
making and shaping the world as they
think it should be shaped so far as
right is concerned. God never Intend
ed for the world to be turned over to
complalners; but men who think sen
sibly and strong will eventually suc
ceed in shaping the policy and life of
mankind. I hear many of the young
men complaining now because the pro
hibition law has prevailed and more
than six hundred thousand saioons
have been driven out of business.
Now it comes to the young man to
think himself Into business without
breaking the law, ibecause if he breaks
the law, he becomes a criminal and a
vagabond. But frequently the Ne
gro excuses his conduct on the
grounds that the white man does as
he does. But the young colored
man must remember that the
white man's father owned this coun
try; it has been handed down to their
race although many of them are living
off money made .by the sweat from
the brow of our parents- to say noth
ing of what they are making today of
Tho People's Defender.
Mrs. Mary E. Jones, formerly of
Owenshoro, Ky., accompanied by Miss
Ozeli Skinner, arrived in the city from
Indlanola, Miss., Friday. March 9th, ,
at 3:11 a. m. Mrs. Jones plans to
spend several weeks with her daught
er Miss Minnie B. Davis, bookkeeper
of Fireside Schools, after which she
will return to tho delta to resume her
6TH ANNUAL SESSION
tat Preparations Being
gram Arranged Prof.
. "- Pres.
weal preparations are under way
for the meeting and entertainment of
the Middle Tennessee Colored Teach
ers' Association, which meets in its
sixth annual session at Pearl High
School, April 5 and 7. A large body
of instructors from all the counties
of Central Tennessee will be on hand.
The sessions promises to 'be a very
helpful one -to all who may attend.
The Program Follows.
All session wiill begin promptly at
the time mentioned In this program.
Thursday April 5, 10 a. m.
Miusio A. and I State Normal.
Invocation fflr. W. M. Gilbert,
Pastor First Baptist Church.
Music. ' ' -'
Welcome Address JJr. W. R. Step
phens, pastor Clark Memorial Chapel.
' :; Responses.
Mrs. Florence K. Kibble, Murfrees
boro. iProf. B. H. Morell, Pnlaskl.
Thursday Afternoon 1:30.
Music Flsk University.
Department of Supervision Dr. J.
B? Crawford, Leader. -
'Higher Standards the Result of Supervision-
'Prof. ' M. S. Richardson,
"Some Crying Needs of the Rural
Schools," Miss Mabel O. Myers, Dis-
trict Supervisor of Middle and East
''Proposed Legislation for State
Schools" 'Prof. J. W. Work, Flsk University.
" . UUUOJV-UUKiUOOIUU,
Department of High School Prof J.
L. Murray; Leader.
"How to .Secure for our People In
each County of Middle Tennessee at
Least One Efficient, Well -Equipped
High School"jProf. J. Arthur WH1
liams, Mlurfreesboro. .
Discussion led by Prof. J, E. Wood.
, (Music. "
"The Prepared Teacher's Place in
Modern Education" -Dr. J. E. Wallace,
Former President of Bennett College.
Greensboro, N. C. . .., ... .
Industrial (Department Prof R. O.
Johnson, Leader. , , : '
"Domestic Science in the Public
Schools" Miss Annfe, Lou Gordon,
Discussion led by Miss Effle M. John
son, Supervisor of Davidson County
"Industrial Education as a Home
Builder" Dr. T. W. Stephens, Super
visor of Giles County.
Discussion led by Miss M. E. How
land, Supervisor of Robertson County.
"Freedmen in' Fact" Prof B. W. P.
Allen, A. and I. State Normal.
Music Announcements, Adjourn
ment Friday 9 a. m.
iMuaic Roger Williams University.
Invocation Dr. C. A. Waddell, Pas
tor Capers Chapel.
iPrimary Department (Miss L. P.
"'Primary Reading and Language
Work" Miss Mamie Thompson,
Discussion by Miss G. A Lofton,
"The Rural Child" Miss Nannie
"The Little Log Schoolhouse Its
Evolution" Miss Ada. C. Bayton,
Roger Williams University.
Special Address to Teachers.
"The Problem Method in Teaching"
Dr. William F. Russell Professor
of Secondary Education, Peabody Col
lege for Teachers, Nashville.
Department of Grammar Schools.
"Preparation for Service" Miss Hat
tie Pruitt, Columbia.
Discussion led by Mrs. J. F. Pierce,
Some New Demands in Education" '
Miss IM. C. Haws, A and I. State Nor
mal. "What Can be done to .Secure Bet
ter Teaching In the Rural Schools"
Mrs. C. T. Washington, Supervisor of
(Discussion by R. H. Brown, Nash
ville; L. W. Hughes, Baron Plains and
T. R. Ledford, Olarksvllle.
I Friday Afternoon 1:30 p. mC'
Music Walden University.
' Department of Story Telling Miss
O. J. Lischey, Leader.
Story Miss Fannie E. Klllian.
Story Miss Carye L. Napier.
Greetings from the Educational
Congress of Wjest Tennessee Presi
dent W. R. Jarrett, Union City; Hon
orary President, J. W. Johnson, Co
lumbia; Pro. L. E. Brdwn, Memphis.
Music Platform Hour. '
iSyimposIus "How the Home and
School May Exert a Helpful Co-operation."
Dr. Mattie E. Coleman, Presi
dent Napier Association; Mra. Mv R
Berry, president of Bellvlew Associa
tion; Mrs. E. B. Looper, President
Music. . '
"The Use of the Public Library in
Connection with the Public Schools"
Miss Marian C. Hadley, Librarian, Car
negie Library, (Nashville.
ment. " ' " :, i- 1 .u .,' :
Friday Night 8 p. mj ' ; .
MUaic Invocation Music.
, Address "Our (Needs,' Dr. ' E. ' A.
White, President Walden University,
(Address "A Generation of Race
Adjustment," Dr. Walter S. Buchanan,
President A. and M. College, Normal,
Music Announcements Adjournment.
Saturday Morning 9:30 a,
IPrayer iProf. B. C. Lewis,
Report of Officers.
Report of Committees.
(Election of Officers.
The following are the officials of
E. W. Bentor President, Nashville.
F. E. Jeffries, First Vice President,
Miss M. M. Green, Second Vice
B. H. Morell, Third Vice President
Miss L. L. MIcKeever, Treasurer,
W. F. Reynolds, Secretary,
J. B. Batte, Chairman; R. G,
son, R. T. Butler, J. D. Steele,
Gilbert, J. C. McAdams, J. L. Murray,
j. urawrord, R. E. Battle, Mrs. L.
P. Alien. Miss O. J. Lischey, J. R.
Inman, R. H. Brown, B. H. Morell, F.
E. Jeffries, E. W. Benton, Miss M. M.
Green, Mias L. L. McKeever, ,W. F.
Reynolds, T. R. Ledford, G. T. Hall,
H. G. Allen, W). C. Jones, R. L. Woods.
Committee on Arrangement.
iB. L. Taylor, Chairman: H. A.
Cameron, J. I. Watson, W. M. Allen,
J. A. Anderson, W C. Wilklns, H. J.
Johnson, Mrs. Nannie E, Porter, Miss
Bessie R. Davis, Miss C. 9. Bailey,
Mrs. G. A. Cash, Miss R. M. Green,
Wl. P. Irving, F. A. Randals, R. H.
Brown, T. A. Friereon, F. N. Green,
J. C. Waynes, Miss E. N. Murrell, J.
E. Hill. S. B. Neal, Mrs. S. E, Page,
Miss E. R. Watson, Miss Amanda
Perkins, C. T. Randals, Miss Lottie
Haygood, B. O. Lewis, Miss E. M.
Beaden, T. J. Clinnison, R. S. White,
Miss Susie Vernon, W. R. Davis, R. S.
HarriS; Miss L. T. Jackson, Miss I
M. Fox, Miss G. A. (Lofton, Miss E. J.
Cockrill, Mrs. H. M. Ferguson, Mias
Sadie L. Wlatson, . T. B. Hardlman,
Miss E. B. Driver.
Committee on Entertainment
Miss N. E. Perkins, Chairman; Miss
L. M. Fox, Miss G. A. Lofton, R. H.
Brown, T. J. Clinnison, F. A. Randals,
R. S. Harris, T. B. Hardtman, Miss E.
N. Murrell, Mrs. H. Ferguson, Miss E.
J. Cockrill. Dr. R. S. White. Miss E.
R. Watson, F. N. Green, 'Miss E. M.
Beaden, J. C. Haynes.
IH. J. Johnson, Chairman; W. R.
Davis, J. A. Anderson, J. E. Hill, Miss
A. R. Dunlap, Mrs. G. A. Cash.
- Committee on Information.
' T. A. Frierson, Chairman; S. B.
Neal, B. C. Lewis, W. P. Irving, Miss
E. B. Driver, Miss Susie Vernon,
' Committee on Homes.
-Mrs. Cora L. Fields, Miss Sadie L.
Watson; Miss L. T. Jackson, Miss C.
S. Bailey, Miss Amanda. Perkins.
LAID TO REST
MANY NOBLE TRIBUTES
Throngs of People Present
Dr. Jno. E. Ford, DeliYerc
Jacksonville, Fla., March 17. The
passing of a noble and useful charac
ter and the close of a notable and vig
orous career was duly noted in this
city Tuesday, when hundreds of the
best people in the community, with
visitors from many southern states
paid tribute to the memory of Mat
thew W. Gilbert, noted Negro preach
er, educator and publicist. Dr. Gil
bert was one of the most prominent
men of the race, having been actively
engaged for more than thirty years
in the uplift of the race.
Successfullyi occupying stations in
the religious and educational life of
the Deople. his work drew tributes
from men and women from both races,
from the North and the South, and his
passing occasioned one of the most
remarkable funerals that Jacksonville
has ever seen. It was remarkably co
Incident, as Dr. John E. Ford pointed
out In his funeral oration, that Dr.
Gilbert should close his career as
pastor of the same church the First
Baptist Church of Nashville at which
he began his ministerial career twen-
ty-flve years ago.
During the Interim, Dr. Gilbert has
been engaged successfully as a pas
tor in New York City, in Jacksonville.
Fla., arid in Knoxville, Tenn. He haa
been head of two educational institu
tions in Florida, one of which, the
Florida Baptist College he founded;
president of Selma University, the
grea Baptist educational Institution
at Selma, Alabama, and at the close of
hlB care, besides being pastor of the
First Baptist Church at Nashville, was
dean of the Theological Department
of Roger Williams University.
The remarkable place which he has
held in the life of the people was at
tested by the large number of letters
and telegrams that poured Into the
home at Nashville and to church
leaders in Jacksonville. Remote f rom
his active career, the message from
the 'First Baptist Church at Miami,
Florida, iwas typical of the many and
summed up the feeling of hundreds of
leaders throughout the, country who
mourned Dr. Gilbert s . death. This
telegram reads :
"If any consolation can ibe afforded
the Baptist family of 'America under
the heavy a..iction as it has Just ex
perienced in the death of Dr. M,. W.
Gilbert, it must come from on high.
Our own sense of religion and our
duty of resignation to a power that is
beyond our control, and a will that Is
ever beneflciently directed toward our
good must uphold the bereaved family
and the denomination In this most
bitter trial. It were a melancholy
pleasure to dwell upon the virtues
and accomplishments of the late Dr.
Gilbert. His death .was a heavy blow."
(Letters and telegrams of condolence
were received from a large number of
Individuals from various portions of
the country, among them being: J. B.
Green, Field Secretary National Bap
tist Convention, Arcadia, Fla.; J. MM
ton Waldron, Washington, D. C; E.
C. Morris, President National Baptist
Convention, (incorporated), Helena,
Ark.; D. F. Thompson, Palatka, Fla.;
E. M. Brawley, Durham, N. C; Cece
lia L. Raberts, Charleston, S. C- E. P.
Jones, President National Baptist
Convention, (unincorporated), Vlcks-
burg, Miss.; M. W. D. Norman and J
I. Loving, representing the Ministers
Conference. Washington, D. C: J.
Gardner Ross, Crystal Springs, Fla.;
J. J. Durham, Columbia, S. C; M. M
Wright, Priest in Charge, Church of
the Holy Trinity, Nashville, Tenn.; R.
Kemp, Charleston, S. C; N. B. Young,
President State College, Tallahassee,
Florida: G. W. Perkins. Editor
Tampa Bulletin, Tampa, Florida;
S. D. Griffin, Tampa, Fla.: S. N.
Vass, Raleigh, N. C. and B. N. Brink,
Philadelphia, American Baptist Publi
cation Society.; W. T. Coleman,
Raleigh. N. .; R. B. Hudson, Secre
tary National Baptist Convention, Sel
ma. Ala.: William P. Haynes, Nasn
ville, Tenn; Martin S. 'Menafee, and
J. O. Thomas, principal, Voorhees
School, Denmark, S. C: C. First John
son, Secretary Union Mutual Aid As
sociation, Mobile, Ala.; J. Francis
Robinson, Columbia, Tenn.; W. L. Por
ter, Editor, East Tennessee News,
Knoxville: R. T. Pollard. President
Selma University, Selma, Ala.; A. J.
Stokes, Montgomery, Ala.; Homer C
Lyman, International Sunday School
Committee, Hamilton, N. Y.; C. H.
Parish, Calvary Baptist Church, Louis
ville, Ky.; and others. Resolutions
were presented from various church
organizations, from the Bethel Baptist
Church, Jacksonville; Roger Williams
and Selma Universities, Florida Bap
tist College and scores of sympathetic
(The funeral services were simple,
but full of feeling, Prof. ,N. W, Collier,
president of Florida Baptist College,
wesided. Dr. John E. Ford, pastor of
Bethel Baptist Institutional Churcl'.
delivered the funeral oration. A large
number of visiting ministers made
three mnute talks on various phases
of Dr. Gilbert's life, and among them
being F. W. Lancaster, J. O. Thomas,
J. M. iColeman. J. M. James, L. N.
Robinson, S. A. Owens, C. Brown, W,
C. Brown, S. M. Hall, Birmingham,
Alabama and W. D. Vann.
Dr. Gilbert was burided mid the
tears of the iwbole people. He left a
widow, a sister, two Bons and a daugh
president. The meeting was called
to order in proper form. Each mem
ber answered to roll call and respond
ed with quotations from the Bible.
Afterwards all were engaged In needle-work.
At the close a two course
menu was served. The meeting ad
journed to meet with Mis. Hightower
Sunday was a cold, windy day but
the different churches were well at
tended. The pastor of St. John, Mul
berry, Tenn., and Ills members will
spend Sunday, April 1. The pastoi-,
Rev. W. T. Denny, will preach "or
Rev. J. M. Brown, pastor (if St. Paul
A. M. E. Churc-h, Fayetteville. The
news reached our town Monday. Mr.
T. C. Ransom, the manager of the
quartet who sang for the people of
Fayetteville Wednesday night. March
14th, met with a sad . accident being
run over by nn auto and was killed.
We regret this very touch. Misses
Vinnia B. and Sallie Commons made
a flying trip to Nashville last week.
GOOD PAYING POSITIONS
Applications Should Be Sent
In-Wori In Interest of
' The Canarlan' Art Club met at the
residence of Mrs. Fount Brown, our
A memorial service for Sister
Moore was held at. Central Baptist
Church on Fourth nvonuo on Sunday
night, March IS. Sister Moore was
a member of this church for many
years. Dr. J. R. Cunn, pastor of the
church presided. Mrs. L. A. McMur
ry, president of the City Missionary
Union, who was a member of Cen
tral Church with Sister Moore, spoke
on "Miss Mooro as a Missionary."
She told of Sister Moore's influence
on her life and how, through her,
she was led to consecrate herself to
the missionary cause. Mrs. John
Gaut spoke oil "Miss Moore as a
Friend." Very sweetly she told how
Sister Moore had enriched her life
and how she had been a source of
Messing to the white people as well
as to the colored people. With Sis
ter Moore she had visited the colored
Leonle of her neighborhood and se
cured thirty subscriptions to HOPE.
Then for two years she had met with
the readers once a month and re
viewed the Bible lessons In HOPE
and answered their questions. She
said thatno Christian work in which
she had ever engaged had yielded
such rich, returns of satisfaction and
enjoyment. Miss Grace M. Eaton
spoke on "Sister Moore's Legacy."
She told of. the plans of the Fireside
School and how they grew in the
heart and mind of the founder out of
her experiences among the people.
Now this work has been left to us
and an appeal waa made that means
be provided to sustain the cause so
dear to Sister Moore and to which
she gave her life. A quartette of
Flsk singers sang four jubilee melo
dies which wore received with much
pleasure by all. Dr. Gunn spoke of
the impression tue consecrated life
of Sister Moore made on him and the
inspiration It gave to a deeper spirit
of sacrifice and service. There was a
large and appreciative audience and
an offering for the Memorial Fund
was taken. . ; ' , ,
Good paying jobs for machinists,
mechanics and laborers await several
hundred men and women In the gov
ernment service, according to an
nouncement recmvM ny the local civil
service secretary, Wm. Simpson.
Postmaster Shannon has been asked
by the U. S. Civil Service commission
to urge through the press that all per
sons desiring positions such as those
listed should at once apply for appli
cation form, either from tne Lauor
Board at the place where employment
is desired, or at the local Civil Service
. TT V.nh
irooms at tne (jusioni nuuo, iaa.i-
vtlle, Room 201.
The United States Government sug
gests that these positions should ap
peal to the patriotism of every me
chanio or machinists who is not al
ready employed, as it combines a good
paying position with work in the in
terest of preparedness.
Among the positions listed as beln
open are the following:
Machinists, first grade, $4.24 to $5
per day, machinists, second grade,
$.1.52 to $4 per day, machinists. $3-24
to $5 per day, Assistant machinists,
$2.24 to $2.60 per day; Toolmakers,
flvst grade, $4.24 to $5; per day, tool,
makers, second grade, $3.52 to $4 per
day; toolmakers, $3.24 to $5 per day;
Instrument makers, (optical instru
ments) flirst grade, $4.24 to $5 per day:
second grade, $3.52 to $4 per day;
Hand screw makers, $3.16 per day;
Brass molders, $3.76 per day; Black
smith's helpers, $2.40 per day; molders
helpers, $2.52 per day; 4 blacksmiths,
$3.76 per day; laborers, skilled male,
$2.24 per day, female laborers. $1.36
per day; Machine operators, $2.24 to
$2.52 per day, female sewing machine
operators. $1.36 per day, (piece work;
earnings) $2 to $2.24 per day.
The above positions are open at the
Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa.,
at the Picatinny arsenal, Dover, N. Y.
assistant foremean, gang bosses, lab
orers,, skilled iboy laborers, sowing
machine operators and female hand
sewers are wanted. The Watertown
Arsenal, Watertown, Mass., needs in
spectators and rate setters at $120 and
$130 per month, locomotive crane
engineer, a forehran at $150 per
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