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The Sunday School Congress Meets in Nashville, June 13 to 18, 1917.
NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASIIVILLK. TENN., KKIDAY. APlilL :i7. 1:1 17.
"We hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created ,
et.ual; that they are endowed by their"
Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness
Sunday School Congress. The audi- nnnnn ... Illllin
mm rope'vpl fhn viipat nf thn hnnr KIIUHK W I . I I A III
, v.hu spoke for one hour and ten "VUJJll U UUlrtlUU
' minutes on the object of the Sunday j
z I . ul forces coming and now to build
' Front Lino Sunday schools. I
At Ihe rnnoliiRtnn nf thn mldrp-s. i
a solo was rendered by Miss Beulah :
0 7 D 1'T T T ft V t J !C;:ep;inn was hel l lair Lie visitors
1 . tf HI J At-,, A.T..l'r.l.-.
June and a quartette was beautiful-'
!y sung by Mesdames V. F. Pratt, SOUTH'S OLDEST EDUCATIONAL IF
iO -'ru le Gaiewood, Messrs J. T. : ,
Couch and C. A. Doll. Rev. Mr. Boyd STII'UTION HAS ANNIVERSARY
(hen Introduced the visitors naming:
ais father and mother first and iho i
hois in thoir order. In Introduc- ,
? l.h mother nev. Boyd de larel ! VlUmill 311(1 060118168
al much cf their success had bce.i o
of Tennessee's Well Known
iUm. HI hip 1. H. Scott. Mrs. J. C.
iN'l'ler. Mr.i. Anna Hampton, Dr. M.
li. Cilem.-.n, IU-v. A. 1). Townsend
were the banquet spo-jking.
M:n of the visiting alumni who
jeme to t Ii:; reunion r.d who had
the opportunity to renew old school
,cini:U;!Ci v.ero net familiar
! wuh the r.ow r me mi l in most
ci;'es h.al not the concept on of the
worth of i ho no plant, what ficlli
r to ho found there or the
character of the work which the
"We hold these truths to be self
evident, that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these, are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
'no to he.. Dr. Uoyd acknowledged 1
'sis intro.Iiic ion by lea Hid; the con-j
,e ;:i;inn i.i sinking a Jubilee song j
"rein the National .lubiloo Melodies, j
At ;l:e conclusion of the meeting a
bell for the viisltors
ho home of Mr. and Mrs. McWain, !
ilev. and Mrs. II. A. Hoyd at the
'D-rmingnam, Ala., April 2.'? Special Iy and effectively organized churches' home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bell and!
. to Nashville Globe) Revival meetings ' I ever knew, i.i is. Cora-Jordan White and Misses'
Gather Here From
Many Sections cf
which .we are conducting here at the
16th Street Baptist Church, of which
R&v. A. C. Williams, B. A. is pastor;
la a great shecess. They began these
sertfes cf meetings Seven days ago, and
sir.ee tliien Seventy-five or more per
sona have made profession of faith
Rev. A. C. Williams is a crpat fin. Katie A. Boyd and E. A. Battle at
anti, r as well ns n iiiiiumppp nnH ...,. i .he homo of Miss Maggie L. Brad-
tor. The financial system for rnkinir! i'l.
'.he finances cf t! e church s wonder-1 dout 8lx o'clock.
fill' in .,1s siiiMilic.t mil ..i-oni i in, I -
e.i.ciency. l He sys em 'In voue
the r-ajni'-r of each member t.irou
enve.ope wfckly of the podges
Tvarln t Hp 10'liinin.. r ti...
in Christ, and already there have been I Each individual mem.ber is g ven at I
alxty-one accession to the member-1 lne end of each quarter a financial
hip of the church - s',atcme.,t of what he has paid and
Sunday April nd, was a record Ut lle ha3 faiLd-t0 l0 0
breaking day in the spiritual life and ci.nrch !
character of the great and h storic iTlie ,.llllr..h ,. rlipV(1(, .,, noutJ
From Th'irsdav mon:ir.g until
The visitors left for Nashville onday night Roger William's i ni-
16th Street Baptist Church. The re- ct ,,.e rnllt wn.u nf ,,,,,,. ',,.' TWO GI3ANTIC TYTE
vival spirit began with a sun-rise
psayer meeting, at which ther was a
great outpouring o ftlie lioiy Spirit
and turning to ChriyS. The Sunday
School was agiow v.'th spiritual fer
vor, and the harvesting of souls was
record breaking. Seventeen girls and
boys of the teen age were converted.
-.The teachers and off.cers assisted the
pastor and Rev. Dr. W. S. Ellington,
of Nashville, i'enn., in bringing the
scholars to Cairist.
The Eleven o'clock service was one
of .the best a ttended and most enthus
iastic ivei witnessed The spaoious au-
! ditorium, both the main floor and gal
leries 'Were filled with one of the most
beautiful and Intelligent congrgations
that ever assembled for divine wor
ship. Dr. Ellington's subject was "The
Prod'gal Son." The audience listened
to the discourse with rapt attention.
At the conclusion of which more than
Twenty persons accepted Christ and
joined the church for Christian hap-tvsm.
for tlie church, etc., by giving him a
seiretary who is paid a large enough
suia y io Mve lis eni re t me tn Ms
vrreitv, Incited on the hank of the
classic CumbRrUnd, on While's
'('reek I'lke, was in t'l" ni!'l of its
fiftieth anniversiry coh bnition. !i.x
j tPfiiive nrnnvicrU h id hc"n
i made for a grett gathering together
! of the alumni nn'i muler urbluntPK
i or ihe school to show their apnrecia
!finn fnr whnt Tennposee's Mini tile
! Youth's oldest erlucitlonal Instil 'l
it'ri for Negroes thro'ic.h it ;;r'i lu
ETTlTJw ,,(ei. hid done. Manv und varied
riAUHHIES JJSI INSTALLED. were the cxerc'ses. Some of the
j (-I 'd ii "ten in f.tfond inco . h id been
TV,c TJoinr,,,! rnnttct- PllVll icllinor I "-V1V from the School tWCT, tv-livi!
THE PYTHIAN RALLY
AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM
SUNDAY APRIL 29.
tically indorsed, by standing and
waving theeir approval, the follow
ing rcsolul ions:
In Pythian circles, interest and
enthusiasm are running high from
the fact that the most elaborate
program ever carried out on the oc
casion of an Annual TluinkKcivinsr
Whereas, there has been reports Hol.vk,e w,u ,(o
Resolutions are- Unanimously
Work ail,:l lllans nf thn Phliroh flnonpa L. 1nnv liun tltaiv nnl. In;l t'VVtV 'DTI t 1V' lolliO had not
and the general business of the church icv) has iust complete 1 the ins.al-! '-' e" on Nashville soil sin-o
me churciL also has a Social Ser- j iaticn 01 two ot the latost ana most ; ' , i T ' .'
PROF. A. M. TOWNSEND,
A. M., M. 1).,
President Roger Williams
V.-l li. . . IH .11.;, i C.iii
vlce epartment. This department em
ploys a Ceneral Secretary and Kinder
garten teacher. Through this depart
ment social uplift .work is 'done among
all the people of Birmingham.
The secretary of the church has at
his disposal a horse and buggy furnish,
eel by the church, and the pastor has
furnished him a five passenger auto
mobile. The church has an active member
ship of Twelve hundred. The average
collection is about Two Hundred and
fifty dollars per week.
..,..,.,. i MtMti.aia ' T ;ntvno i-et.-o'i i)v their C'Mi iren woo irs no
Maclim.s-a Model 11 and a Model :j" hool The president and iii;m-
pi-is ui i UK luuuii ' o uifii i nu
tv r '
SPRINGFIELD ENTERTAIN CON
Delegation From Nashville. With
Secretary of National Baptist
.Pnblishine Board Invade Middle
8. This additional equipment puts
them in a position to take care of
the increasinrr demands that have
been made upon their Comnosine
Room Department. These machines
and discussions about the attitude
of the Ne.T'i people in the present
crisis with the entrance of our
country into the war upon the side
of the entente .illies. he it resolved,
1. "That we, the Negroes of Nash
ville in mass meeting assembled, do
uctcby repudiate any suggestion that
liiesiioiis or reflects upon our loyalty
to the stars and stripes.
2. "That we proclaim to all our
loyalty to this state and this nation
und our sense of citizenship in this
i'u;;uljlic. Wo c.ill attention to th"
.ct th.t our loyalty has been
'.proved in every ciis!: of our oun
;!. "That we are ready to give
:ottr mem-i, o;ir blood an. I our brain
lo fulfill our patriotic duty to o.ir
country in this striiggle lor democ
racy ugiiinst autocracy, in this light
Auditorium, Sunday afternoon. April
2!tth at ::.) o'e'.i.e'-.
Kvery lulge. Court and .l i'i-nile
In the city of Nashville wiil be ex
pected to attend this service. The
.'.rrangemonts a iv omplete, the pro
uriiin is read nd the I.odjijf-,
Coiirts and Juveniles are only wait
ing for the time to assemble in the
spacious Auditorium to participate
i:i a s.rviiv that is dear to every
!: 1 n. ciu'rer of the order.
Rev. ('. li. (.'lark, D. 1)., pastor of
Hi' Mi. Olive Baptist Church v.-iil
'lo'ti the annual sermon and Rev.
1. i.. P. Jones of St. Paul A. M. E.
Cir.uch will offer prayer. Dr. J.
. . ( lMwford, Grand Chancellor of
the Jurisdiction of Tennessee viil
..ci as Chancellor Coinuiandei- of tlie
day and Master of Ceremonies.
lhe other speakers on the uro-
DISCUSS SUNDAY SCHOOL CON
GRESS AND FRONT LINE
Springfield, Tenn., April 23rd. This
' y was in the thows of Sunday en-i
t.husiasm all day yesterday as the
ft v. 0.-(,'((i.L4,
- rv. -I'm "f
PCi!...,i is li..,; .i)i:ii. 'ih'it the pros
pefits lor the Tit u'e of the int t a-
. !,... .,! ,r,..,,f .w,,,,,!!,!, i twii uiv iiu v if ri k ii in ni;wi JI I ilV
aclllUi UIUbbub lliuuu cv;ir iuaniiiiu . j . . , - .. .,.,,1 i;i,..t-f
arrangement for the car- and com-, H" " 1,3 sjia , ior j. ?uc .. 'w. (
fort of the visitors. . ;;" , " "TV liv ,.. r'im. Wl 1,0 1,10 J- V: Kapler.
The go den jubi ee and home ' V ('', u '", """"""fc i """", " ' , f '."""i" A"e)'; Hun. A. N. John-
LiDioti;n ,!, hon I H(1 jubilee celebration. i newspapers in defense of on loul- ; . .,.,.,,,.. ,.,.
. !t-i'"av ualTj.l PJit" ! White. Grand Treasurer of the
PATK1UT1U KJSSOLUTIONS ADOPT- j l" ""T " ,l 'h " , ' ' ?'
; UllU BLUIUH Ul iiiini;ii"uu iiu;
coming celebration which began at
Roger Williams University last
Thursday came to a close Monday
afternoon when at 2 o'clock the an
nual student rally was held with
President A. M. Townsend in
charge. Thus came to an end
perhaps the most interesting event
that has ever taken place in
the history of the noted Negro In
ED BY v. OF P. ENDOW
The meeting of the Endowment
Board, Knights of Pythias, last
week was largely attended. Matters
of importance were disposed of. The
finances of the Board were reported
In celebrating the fifty to be in a very reassuring condition,
years of substantial and faithful Over six thousand eight hundred
service which the Institution has dollars were paid out for death
rendered in Christian education the ! claims. The meeting was harmon
hundreds of alumni from all tsver ious throughout. Many new metn
the country have been touched in a hers are being added to the order
way that is expected to be most ben- all over tho state and several new
eficlal in the future. lodges have been recently organized.
The alumni got together in a brief It was the unanimous opinion of
the Board that the Pythian Temple
be pushed to an ultimate fruition.
The following resolutions were
Whereas, our Country is now in
volved in a great war with Germany,
result of the visit of seven distin-' 4. -i f mv fea loyalty arffl devotion to the institu- forcecd upon us again our will, and
snlshed visitors from Nashville, who fi Sun sand dollars The demands tion' Whereas, wo are desirous of hav-
came to participate in the greaUnStTrCoVpS
aunaay scnoo. mass meeting that;been so mat that it was practical-1 ""ti" ' ,1; Z lit tL n nl i "This is my country
is nem at tne first Baptist Church ly impossible for them to take ""A"" a s a f a a American citizen
if which the Rev. Dr. Bowen is care of the situation wthout
liastor. Th 8 was the. flrnt tfmn tW UUa obHHm, nf ., now p.'iii n .1 " l'a' "u.u..j.. ' ' iuuiiusseu,
session during the celebration held
and presented to their alma niata the
sum of one thousand dollars in cash
for the purpose of establishing a
memorial of some kind to stand tor
all time as an indication of their
loyalty arffl devotion to the institu-
oressions to the contrary,
"Be it further resolved that a
copy of these resolutions be given
to the public press, that a copy be
sent to the governor of the state and
a copy to the President of the L'nited
President A. N. Johnson of the
Board of trade was the first speaker
called and at the conclusion of a
iciceful and eloquent speech he was
Blshon C. II. Phillips of the C.
Court of Calanthe; Mrs. Kate Wil
son, Grand Worthy .Matron, and
Miss E. J. Cockrill, Spreme Worthy
Matron. Brig. Gen. Preston Tavlor
will take charge or the rally. Tables
will be arranged tor the convenience
of both Lodges and Courts and will
I he under the direct supervision of
Music forthis occasion will be
furnished by members of the loei
church choirs and Prof. N. W.
Ryder and Prof. J. W. Work, both
of whom are well know n In musical
1VT TP r'hi,tsh urau thn npvt unpalrpl
"As American citizens we stand , P,e Uniform Rank will lead the
ready to follow Woodrow Wilson ; knights from the Pythian Temple to
and Old Glory wherever they may
need us," the bishop declared. I he
Negro is not a coward nor is he a
traitor, but a patriot, he said fur
ther, and he urged that the Negroes
will shoulder a gun as evidence of
his patriotism or raise foodstuff for
ne Kyman Auditorium. From
Union Street to tho Auditorium tho
marching Knights will chant Amer
ica, our National Hymn. Upon
reaching the Auditorium tho Cnief
Usher, Mr. M. V. Cole will direct
the Uniform Rank and Lodges to
tlie support of those at war, us he sats prearranged. The Lodges will
is called 011 to do.
pi'ingfieid has witnessed a real Sun- meent. Ihese are the first and most
lay school campaign. The honored improved machines of this make to
school, with President W. J. Hale
therefore he it
bv this Endowment
lie arranged according to leuioi-itvi.
1 am an Every church in the city is in-
Not an Afro-i ,M.U lu nouci. au 01 inu c.iurch
Colored-American, j c"oirs are invited to take part in
but a simon mire American" was j "": '"M"B. cveiynony 1;, welcome.
ie3ts of the occasion were 'the Rev.
H. A. Boyd, Secretary of the Sunday
chool Congress, Dr. and Mrs. R. H.
Boyd, his father and mother, Mrs.
I. A. Boyd and- Miss Katie A. Boyd,
aia wifeand daughter, and Mrs. Cora
,or:lan White and Miss E. A. Battle.
The party reached Springfield at
9:1') and were met by Mr. C. A. Bell
and Mr. A. G. Carr, .assistant sup
erintendent, and Superintendent of
lIio First Baptist Church, and the en-
i e Sunday school made up of pupils
of- all ages. When they reached the
:!iutch the guests were introduced
Dr. Ellington spoke again at' Mr c A Bell and the object of
W. S. ELLINGTON,
-3:30 P. ,M., the doors of the church
' were again thrown open for a great
intiss meeting for men only. Men from
all seotlons of the city and from all
walks of life rushed to listen to dis
cussion of "The Strength and Glory
of a Nat'on." At the invitation of pas
tor Williams all the sinner men were
eir visit explained. Dr. R. H.
Boyd Bpoke at the Sunday school
hour. While he was holding the
Boards the other members of the
uiy visited the other churches and
heir Sunday school calling . first at
the St. John A. M.. E. Church of
which the Rev. B. N. Nunnery is the
invited to the .front seats. They re-! Pastor and Mr- Arch Porter superin
tended promptly and listened to our
discussion with tear-stained eyes, at
., the close of whilh several took a
- stand for Christ anid' were added to
tho church. The spirit of Christ at the
r mass meeting was very manifest.
Christian! men, many of whom had
never before been aroused to wort
for the souls of their fellows, . came
iforward on their own volition and la
bored strenuously for the conversion
of their neighbors.
: At 5 o'clock .the B. Y. P. U. opened
- Its session in the Sunday School De
partment of the church. 'Here, the
J. youngw Christians with bibles in
hand, labored 'successfully for the con-
verson of their companions.
i: The night servile was a fitting cii-
-miax to the eerviies of the day. . At 7
,;; o'clock sharp the pastor atministered
the ordinance of Christian Baptism.
The spacious church was comfortably
;.' "rfilled, both the main floor and galleries
for the 8 o'clock services. The pastor,
' 3tov. A, C. WSlllams, preached; taking
;.lfor his sohject, "The power, of a
' ,;touch." Ills discussion was logical,
" -!iu-cld and convinring. All of which was
-'evidenced by the conversion of more
Jnan, twenty persons.
Birmingham is being greatly stirred'
. "and-we have no doubt that the num-
vber of convers'ons will Increase to
more than a hundred, ' "
' IThe. 16th Street Baptist Church Is
one of the finest and best appointed
k lhurch edifihes in th South. It Is a
. toagniflrlent .gray brick structure, lo
. , cated in one of the most beadtifhl sec-
tiona of Birmingham. It has a large
and well kept park In front of It, and
- Is only Three plocks from the site of
the new million dollar post office, Like
-. the Temple In Jerusalem, it is-beauti-.
ful for situation, th Joy - of every
'; heart. It is the most thoroughly,,. wlse-
tendent. Mr. Clarence T. Harwell
and Mr. J. B. Porter are active mem
bers of this church. Addresses were
made at this church and the mem
- of the party received an ovation.
The next church visited was the St.
John M. B. church pastored by the
Rev. Hill. Prof G. M. Banks is the
superintendent and Mr. I. A. Hen
derson is the active worker and
teacher. Prof. Banks Introduced the
visitors. The. climax of the day came
however at the mass meeting held
Sunday afternoon. Every church
and family in Springfield has been
expecting the coming of the Con
gress Secretary and when the hour
of three o'clock arrived the . town
was alive and aglow as never, before.
A ihagniflcient audience filled the
First Baptist Church. Mr. C. A. Bell
vas Master, of Ceremonies for the
day. He thanked the citizens for
-holding up the name of Springfield
and rejoiced to see such a large
number present.. Miss Maggie L.
Bradford an accomplished- musician,
then took charge at the piano. The
congregation sang a song and prayer
was offered by Rev. M. C. Millqr.
Rev. R. L. -Powell delivered the wel
come address. A trio was sung by
Misses Lizzie A. Mimms, Lillie Bell
and Mr. J. T. Bell, after which Mr.
Clarence Harwell a popular business
man of. the' city introduced the
speaker of the hour. Mr. Harwell
told of his years of acquaintance
with -the distinguished guest arid
wound up by saying that he felt sure
that the Secretary of the Congress
be installed in a Neero printiiie es-1
tablishment. and it puts the nation
al 1?.. ..... I)..l.l,r.l,,n. 1jnj MrU.a 4n
Ul iJUD-lOi. i UUU5ii;ili uuoiu junta in . . 1. ,,.,,.
n,. .toM-.i,it test netwoe
and members of his faculty, also at- lloiril in regular session assembled
tiiu opening declaration made
is.uic Fisher, a recent addition
l,y 1 i'.very mem bur of t he Ord"r will
l0 Rive one dollar on the Pythian Tem-
llu iie projeci. i-.very i,od-jo is
I,,,. t.,..i.ii ti i1! . I 11 vnru lv III. l'- I" i'jv-L i. r.U'll l.utl'e IS V , n r
tended the event, and among tho. that J. P. Crawford. Grand Chancel- i , , 'o Bl,.0o.,.st s,,teches (-'-t'1'' l'er Lodge to male the
sports enjoyed was a baseball con-! lor of the Knights of Pythi.is of N. ' h. 0 1 ....."V . best showinir on next s.,lI . , u,Z
n tho two institutions A., S. A., E A A. and A. Jurisdic-I" . ' b ." V "r"?,,. , of the Lodges have cllerf'..,! " iiu.
in a victory for State ! tion of Tonne -see he authorized to ' ..' . . . .... r,r dollar from their mpmb..r- 1 va
Inlorm President Wilson that the ! , ,0 .,,.,. ready to turn the same over I,. 1 h
ni banquet held Friday members cf thii Order are utiani- ' " . 1.". V,,.. , 1.,.. u Grand Keener of lti.conN
I The alum
I night was attended by a large mini- imojidy lieliin:! him and stand ready
her of local friends of Roger Wil- 1 to render him ami the Country even
I liams in addition to the alumni tin- J usslrt Mico within our power "in this
I dergraduates and others and was a ; crisis, and
I most enjovable event. President! Resolved further that wn hci-rhv
Townsend was master of cereemon- ! tender to him and to the outilry
'our iervicL's in ihe Armv and Navy,
in tho trenches, in food supply ef
! forts and in the furrow hosts to
produce maintenance for American
i at home and abroad.
Most sincerelv yours,
J. P. CRAWFORD, 0. C.
S. S. CARUTHERS,
Asst. G. K. R. and S.
and places them on par with the
most improved printing offices in the
United States. They now havee a
battery of four machines of the very
highest grade and type.- A Model 1.
Model 5. Model 8 and a Model 14.
These machines handle any size and
face o ftvpe from Biz point up to
thirty-six point. It is a revelation to
have an opportunity to visit this de
partment and see how the thousands
V ';;. r '! WW
i.H:Wf- : .' . -i 'r?..-;.'-
liioi. ma 0ct;icitii7 ui iuu .onKress i e t ., . . .
who was present upon invitation I ?mHs. ocmposition are reeled ofl
would open up a new line of thought I : w'anT,ai p0Jof ovi;0i,,
for the Sunday school workers. "I ,?inlL??LHSLP?Ah.
have the honor and privilege there- ainur0o or
fore of presenting toyou at this hour Drintin9.n 1'" They are fonowin
our guest-and speaker of the ..Tt.'al&ti$&
Rev. H. A. Boyd, Secretary of the era and Western publishers who are
Model Five. '
gradually drifting into'5 the non-distribution
system. They have facili
ties for turning out an all-slug paper
of seven columns, eight pages over
night. They can produce an all-slug
book of more than 100 pages in less
than a day. having this book linotype
composition from cover to cover.
Thev can throw into immediate use,
thirty-eight different styles and sizes
of linotype composition and give to
their patrons a variety of faces
heretofore thought unreasonable. It
is the policy of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board to keep its
printing department eauipped with
the verv latest and most improved
machinery on the market.
Along with the purchase of the
linotype machines, thev have in
stalled a No. 2 Automatic Potter
Proof Press and they will submit
their proofs in future, a fac simile of
the finished product, This im
provement and addition has been
necessitated by the enormous in
crease Bhown in the printing de
partment: the commercial work hav
ing almost doubled in valunie and
PUBLISHING COMPANY. ...
They are invitine the public to
come and look through their
plant as they are alwavs delighted
and never too busy to show visitors
the proper courtesy. . , ,
PLEDGE LOYALTY TO FLAG.
THOUSANDS ATTEND MASS
MEETING AT HADLEY PARK.
RESOLUTIONS ARE ADOPTED
READY TO FOLLOW OLD GLORY
AND WOODROW WILSON
Patriotic speeches with an en
thusiastic gathering of people, esti
mated at Dpproximately three
thousand, attended the celebration
which was held at Hadley Park on
Sunday afternoon. It is said it was
one of the largest and most enthus
iastic gatherings that every assem
bled at the Park, which is located at
the end of the Jefferson street car
line, and which is a park purchased
by the city of Nashville and given
to the Negroes during the adminis
tration of ex-mayor Hilary E. Howse.
Arrangements for this meeting had
been made some time ago, under the
auspices of the Board of Trade, of
which Mr. A. N. Johnson is the ac
tive president. Prominent men
throughout the city had been invited
to participate in the exercises. A
number were, invited but could not
attend because they were out of the
city or had ' previous engagements.
But long before the hour set for the
occasion it was certain that there
would be an overflow gathering,- -:
"The only country we know ' or
care to know is America," was the
very significant statement made at
the beginning of the meeting by the
presiding olflcer, T. Clay Moore, who
spoke briefly in opening the big
patriotic demonstration and mass
After listening to a number of ad
dresses delivered by their., leaders
and to some excellent singing led by
Prof. J. W. Work, also to band music
by the Fisk University brass band
'it to tnose who shall come after us
j to nelp hold up the hands of our
; Koveriiiiieut now w ithout debating
! tile question. Wo can debate our
cause alter lhe war." The speaker
jul.-i) stated that tlie press 01 the
j south owe it to the Negro lo correct
; mo impression whicu no said bad
i iioeii talsely spread tliroitgnout the :
! south that he is not loyal to the
I country which gave him birth. '
I Negroes I inn in Support of Wilson.
j J. C. ivupiur slalcu thai us an
evidence of the Negro's loyalty to
this country there were several
thousand of the race before him
praising and cheering every refer
ence to Woodrow Wilson's name,
and only a few months ago they
assembled on the same spot and
listened to an address delivered by
one whom they earnestly hoped
would occupy. Mr. Wilson's position.
"This people' who then opposed
Woodrow Wilson are now just as
firmly in support of him and all of
his policies," declared he.
Prof. Thomas Caruthers, protessor
of Agriculture of Fisk University,
and who has been named at the
head of the Army of the Furrows
organized by the Board of Trade, ex
plained the need of the cultivation
of every available foot of ground
which will yield. Because ot the
great war the burden of production
rests upon a few. He told of the
great shortage this year in the food
crops and said "You have been in
vited out here this afternoon in bo
half of the civilized .world. While
your contribution is but a mite it
is the mite ot millions.
Dr. George E. Hayncs, who read
the resolutions, also spoke of health
week which is now on among the
colored people of the city. He also
made a strong address, stressing the
duty of every Negro in a CTisis such
as is upon the country. '
An interesting speaker .was Ar .P.
Pope, an old ex-soldier and former
slave, who declared .'he was glad.t.o
see that the younger generation 'wlil
stand back of the American (lag for
weal or for woe. - - -' '"
Dr. DuBois to Sneak Wednesday.
The A. and F. boy cadots were in
line and marched to the celebration
and also the student body of Fisk
University and the . State Normal
School. The committee arranging
for the big mass meeting and demon-
ir. 1-. u. iiiiuiLM-o: Columbia. Visi
tors from i!ilj diiiereiil .mchli-.ls of
the Slate will in nil probability bo
on hand to witness one ol Uu; big
gest Pythian demonstrations ever
hud in Ihe city of Nashville.
The younger members nf the
Order me anxious to ta'ie part in
Hie service as this is the lirst oppor
tunity to take part in such a serv
ice. Members of the Order are reuuir-
ed to turn out with their respective
members and will be under the im
mediate supervision of ihcir respec
tive Masters-at-Arm. Every one ex
pects a successful meeting, a large
crowd and another Pythian victor..
BRYAN HAS A RIVAL.
Trousdale Countaian Offers to Re
cruit 500 Soldiers and Enlist
Himself as a Private.
Postmaster Shannon is in receipt
of a very unusual communication
from Mr. Frank Simon, H. F. D.,
Hartsville, Tenn., in which he asks
that the Postmaster assist him In
being named as a Recruiting Olflcer,
for he believes that beyond a reason
able doubt he could succeed in en
listing from 500 to 1000 men within
to days, all of them to be healthy,
strong, well developed young men,
who would, as stated by Mr. Simon,
"unhesitatingly go, after having real
facts placed before them." To cap
he climax, Mr. Simon states further,
ihat after having done this he would
.ejlre to enlist as a 'private" him
self. The Postmaster wrote - Mr.
riimon highly commending his offer,
j.ating that it had been referred to
Adjt. Gen., Rogan of the National
uard, State of Tennessee, Lieut, C.
.J. Dolan of the U. S. Navy Rocruit
.ug Station, and Sergeant Chas. vy,"
iicolt. of the U. S. Marine Service
arranged and the speaking took
place from the front of the park res
idence , Dr. F. A. Stewart, an active,
worker in the Board or Trade, was
called oitfTo announce the coming of
Dr. WVE. B. DuBois, one of the most
noted Negroes of the country, to Fisk
University, Wednesday night. The
Board of Trade is. planning a r-cep-tion
in' honor of the visitor, who is
to spealt at the anniversary of the
literary societies of Fisk. Dr. S. S.
stration, through Chairman A. W. Caruthers, Assistant Grand Keeper
File, had worked out . every detail of Records and Seal of the Knights
which rendered patriotic airs, the and the park was appropriately 'of Pythias, represented that organ
colored people arose andv enthuslas-' decoratod and comfortable seats were Ization on the program.