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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
N VSIIVII.u:, TK.NN.. FKIDAY. JULY 27. l!M7.
E, G. 1 C, PATRIOTIC GATHER- ROSCOE C.
DELIVERS HER ANNUAL MESSAGE ING IN KENTUCKY!
AOORESS FIVE HAS OUTING
MRS. CORA E. BUl
State of Order Revived
. Attend Strictly
July 25, 1917
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of life another station has been
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r - " ui. in ino course
(vuivniB uauKwnra. ;
we were planning for thei
miure. touay we view the past.
iouay Dnngs us together in the 14th
Annual Session of the Grand Court
Order of Calanthe of the Jurisdiction
or Tennessee. Fourteen years and
what work has been accomplished!
hrrtn0TUre navlwe enJ'ed! What I
good will nd . Tl "1.
for one common cause.
It ha h I
one great pull together fw tho 1. 1 i
ficatlon and general builrtimnn l
order. u s up 01 tnei
We are indeed thankful tn v, i
io.u,. . "minimi to tne
aeain in thn . , . . B us 10 meet 1 "a " Court No. 95 Athern re
a5a',nin P18 tne fourteenth annual , ortanliei bv Sir Kt k m n"Tl"i.,..re
..v,,. vve are rnnnbrnl u '
We ATP thnKl t ,l .
monw Kl i . l"c
are Th.?L,ln. 8-. Wei
ni,oj j .1 "r "u ",Ea ave oer.i
-r u suu mat we are nprmlitc i ,
; Joy life i this beautiful wo d He
eiven us ror a dwelling nlace. W..!
mannrul for whnt moOU, . . ...
tZc:z lh ush we ;heucLf
been dnnl k"9, 6 accomplished has
been done by the united effort of us
all, working together for one common
Today we are united as never before.
hniirior hi 7Z sreat organization
Whn hi y 6 great men and women
who have gone before.
timiihreat achievements of modern
and eo nVe Te throush -ganization
' tinue tnPhrat 0n and this must
Iw V0 ue true- 11 18 this spirit
that has builded and adorned great
t ons an 8trei!?thened 8tates na
tions. Through and by it all great
commercial and industrial enterprises
?n,h ! mJdern world have been estab
lished and the wealth of the world in
creased, famine and pestilence banish
ed, the forces of nature conquered and
Me--t serve the want of men, ignor
ance and superstition, displaced bv
nf :,'iu B,i.a "wssmgs
Auuwie i?h nnn trim i
' "Z t . "r'ea to the ends of
h k? uU 18 this sPfrit 0' co-opera-tion
which should be dominant in us
nit, rhCe-, We 8hould be as one great
workin,aVflng a COmmon PPose and
working for one great aim.
It has been truly said that, "In Union
?5.e, '? streeth," "United we stand,
iviueu we rail." Theso
should be our guiding 1 Z 71a ' '
nn aA " ""S U. -
The world today is Indeed passing
through perilous times so many agen
cies are working together for the
destruction of the world. Cyclones have
- devasted large areas of ground, de
stroying many lives and doing much
damage to property. Floods have been
.uauy res nave swept across the cities
burning homes and business houses.
Wars are depopulating the earth be
!i ? de8troy'ng many cities and towns
that has taken centuries to build up
Not satisfied with these agencies
people in some cities have killed, mob
bed and burned our own people We
fill with a heart full of pity for our
people who were victims of the riots
In East St. Louis and we shudder at the
thought of the poor wretch who was
burned at the stake under our own
There is but one remedy and that
Is Prayer. We must pray and prav
hard. It was the prayers of our fore
fathers, and mothers that brought us
, from slavery. It will take the prayers
of us today to righten the wrongs
which are being heaped upon us. We
must pray and pray as never batore for
this one great thing to be wiped from
the face of civilization that our non-
pie may be allowed to go their way In
peace, 10 reei tnat God has made all
We do not want our souls circum
scribed. We want the world as a play
ground for our talents and to drean
01 stars as other races do.
- Go forth my friend upon your way,
. - Each obstacle despising,
Prove by -your efforts every day,
- - To all that we are rising.
In farming, trade and literature,
A people enterprislne.
Our churches, schools and home life
. Tell to , the world we are rising
STATE OP THE ORDER.
. Although the price of food stuff has
soared to almost the highest point and
coal has brought the biggest prices
known, and all necessities of life have
gone almost out of reach, we have
been able to hold our own. Not in
many years has the cost of necessities
been as high, to say nothing of the
luxuries, ret we teei tnat we as a
people have been the favored ones In
God's hands. We have been able to
keep what we had and add some more.
Our order has to some extent felt
tfce exodus of our people to the north
Yet we believe that those who have
gone are loyal Calantheans and will
hold their membership wherever they
be. And wc who are left at home
must urge upon "hosei who have gone
to continue to bold up the banner of
.Pythian and Calantheism wherever
Last year, the first year of our Petl
tion Day Rally we were able to muster
to our.torces 1500 new Calantheans and
more than J00 new Juveniles. This
ff" ZL J! Perl OU8Ie3S o
rm,rV. fL? ahedM he?nf I68 ,t0 th!
Courts that should bring the largest
Admonishes All (0nrSeaetary at
, number of new or re instate 1 members,
a r:izo to the Juveni'e who made, the
iiiaiuu ritlN OJierOf!
Le ,i Allowing In all the Jlirisrltntirin
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d.iU OUT OiaUU Worthv Matron hiia i
atbu rne.es a special prize, aside from j
aim me in unii . Wi
e'e, anxi0U3 that a on.pe;e for the
The p7i are "here "and will award":
?' J - the last !,S Tour
naimscnie. nr ?pH Homo f,n ...l.
You have done well, this ver uhn
tlme3 have been very close, every thing
very high and conditions so unsettled
that to hold our own has put us up
against a proposition. 1 am thankful
to say that God has been with us. He
iias Deea our lortress and our strength,
We have learned to lean heavilvon His
Jy. with two counts
The3? r i.arts sre prao-
oT . i iuc were organ-
' Vrf? B'. i
tt'H,e3 t ourt N. 192 New Chicago, :
I ci r, . ; 'V!emPh's, organized by !
AI-iMser Ji,s;elle Jones.
I ,.-. --" ireuuiun,
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uooiinni, iso. i3 organized by Dr,
A- C,-uik8hank. Boon Hill. Tenn!
Royal, organized ry Dr. W. J. Waytes
bhip of Zion Court, No. 196 Bristol
organise -1 by Sir Kt. N. N. Reynolds'
Witle Court, No. 197 organibed Dec.
7, by Kt. A. I,. Witt, Ridgeway.
llarriman Progressive, No. 198 at
Harriman, organized by Sir Kt N N
Damocles, No. 97 Dancyville, Tenn
re organized by Sir N. N. Reynolds.
Clifton eights Court, No. 199 New
port Tenn., organizer by Sir N. N Rey
nolds. Princess Jew Court, No. 100, White
ville, by Sister G. A. Shelton.
Bowles Juv Court, No. 101 Mem
phis, Tenn., organized by Sister Estelle
Queen Beebee No. 102 Memphis, or-
guiuzeu Dy sister Estelle Jones.
ueorgia Anderson Juv. Court.. Nn
103 organized by Dr. J. L. Light.
Lone Star Juv.. . Court, No. 104
Aspen Hill organized by ir N. N. Rey
nolds. Queen Esther Juv. Court, No. 5
Nashville, organized by Miss Emma Joe
Miles Juv. Court, No. 105 Memphis,
Tenn., organized by Mrs. Estelle Jones'
Vestibule Juv. Court, No. lOfi Mem
phis, a suburb organized bv Sir V. N.
Queen of Sheba Juv. Court, No. M7
' .zed by Sir N. !. Key-
Invincible Juv. Court, No. 10.-? i
Raleigh, organized by N. N. Reynolds. I
Ruby Juv. Court, No. 109 Denmark,
organ!; ed by Sir N. N. Reynolds. j
Si. John Juv. Court. No. 110 nnnev. !
villa, organized by Sir N. N. Reynolds. ''
r.xeeisior juv. Court, No. Ill
Johnson City, organized bv Kt w I.
Reeves. ' 1
Viiula Juv. Court. No. 112 Athens. '
organized by Sir N. N. Reynolds. 1
Aptitude Cadet Court, No. 1. organiz-1
ed by Sister Ethel Kennedy, Knoxville, !
Giving us a grand total of 21 new
courts added this year, and one cnrlet
Co. which is practically under our care
We note with pride the splendid
building Just over the way purchased
by our Bro. Kts. It is ours too, for they
belong to us and we are a part of them.
This is a monument to the order In
the state and we look into the future
at the magnificient structure erected
on this corner dedicated to the Pyth
ians and Calantheans In the state.
We are Indeed grateful to' Dr. Craw-
ford, the Grand Chancellor for his J
onndlyndadDVra.esean,1 WrdS f admonl"
it l flTi.,,. k uv.
hoH thotr cTnn trf UF breS ,th"
held their support from us. They have :
been our protectors and advisors. Much i
praise and assistance . should be'
given -them in their efforts.
Realizing the fact that the children
of today are the men and women of to
morrow, we have put forth special ef
forts to bring Into the order, the chil
dren. Each year finds us one year
older and our lives one year shorter.
Spon we are to quit this action of life
tome one must fill our places, pre-
pared or unprepared. Thus It is, that
the children must be prepared to step
in when we fall out. Our Juvenile
chamber Is the training camp, hey
are trained to be men and women nf
whom we will not be ashamed, they
are trained to held up the banner of
the order and to take their places with
the rank and file of the order.
Each Court has been repeatedly
urged to organize a Juvenile under
its care and guidance. Many have com
piled with the request and today we
bring you 14 new Juveniles with a
host Of Children who are being taught
the principles of F. H. L &. L. K. and
We must in all communities save the
child, never before has so much stress
been, put on the conservation of the
child. Millions of dollars are spent
annually on education, health and re -
creation for the child. All these
forces woriting together must surely
wrought great results.
How can the race rise higher if we
fail to do our duty by the children
The children of today are the men and
the women of tomorrow, here Is a
. moral obligation resting upon us all,
that should not go by unheeded. There
is a debt which we all owe to the child
he should be trained and taught the cor.
J8? PrlncP'eB of rleht living. If we
fail to do our duty as men and women
Display of Exhibits
Pa-lncnh Ivv Inlv 9". 1117 Thin
riiv pntortnlnpl Ifttv Hunrv Alton
........ .... ' .......j JWivi,
Pnvd Socrotnrv nf tho i.iulnv tVVww.l I
Congress of Nashville Tennessee last
week. His coming was at the instance "! '" ' 'emainei unti Thursday
of the enterprising citizens, headed by night, e said he had no business
a committee consisting of Dr. F. Smith, I ,'' re fvthian fever has got
J. J. Amos. Extensive preparations for him. The Pythian authority, and abl
the meeting wee made, and on last ' e of ro parliamentarians, yet he
Tuesday night the Washington Street i represented his own lodge, "a ountry
Baotist Church was the scene of an i lodge ' in Shelby county.
inspiring meeting. The business and!
nrnfcuiutnnal nmn rf lha nitxr whr !
r v., v.., .j,t ni.u .
Iiprti intornu(o,l In nnttlno- l,ol Jl..
Plays on at the church ked a 1
day long Tuesday. The basement of
thA SnnHnv shr.ni onri rh..i, OQ,Q
as the display rooms for the Progres-jis to stand up as long as you can. " ' Murfreesboro. While the
sive people of this capitol city of West As chief aid to Grand Chancellor centre of attraction was the soldier
Kentucky. Whether the man was a 'Crawford, of whom he is ardent sup-1 i ranee of the Volunteer Corn
boot black or a banker, he was allot- porter, he presided at the "storm" ses- pany, the Juvenile Band from Lebanon
oiJa.G. nj ouiu muuvaiiuu as iuib
mis ever ueen put on Dy tne rauuean ,
tolks- The fact that Rev. Mr. Bovj !
ws coming created no little stir. He !
was met at the station by a com-
iriiiiu n.. n a c,iii,
J. J. McCutcheon, J. S. Samuels and
Mr. Elijah Umble, and was placed into,
a waiting automobile and carried 1
directly to the home of Rev. Smith.
The patriotic meeting proper began
at the Washington Street Baptist
Church at eight o'clock Tuesday night.
A special Anthem by the choir was
rendered. Prayer was offered by Rev.
TIT Hff T. i .. s-v- . ' 1 , . 1 i
c D Dawson a reading When
Malinda Sngs by W. C Buford solo
by Ml8S Mel-cy C. Chavis. Introduc-
tory remarks by Mr. J. J. Amos and
Rev v s g fth Addregs bv Rev
' ' Auares8 Kev-
(Continued on page 5.)
the future race will suffer. It has
been truly said, "train up a child In the
j way it should go and when he Is old,
he will not depart from it." In the
Juvenile department the children are
taught the principles of Love, Kind -
ness and Obedience. Love to God our
Father, Kindness to one another and
Obedience to their parents and Super -
ior officers. They are to be manly men
! and womanly women.
if our race ever takes the place
which It Bhould occupy In this world
we must guard the child. We must
protection. We must teach them to
walk in the paths of rectitude. No,
better place for these teachings than cause the Globe an't report him.
In the Juvenile Courts of Calanthe. The daily papers catch phrases now
I have urged upon the Courts to and then from his addresses, but that
organize Juvenile Courts under them.!-" ""U Unless he prepares a manu
Ftriner in the children. Train them un scrint. the reporters, like evervbodv
j and thus do your sare of the preser-
vation of the race.
I Manv Courts have heeded, vet there
' are still places where there should be
Juvenile chambers. I hope that ere
I another year around should roll there
will not be one Court that does not
have a Juvenile under Its care,
Each year requests have been made
that all the officers of the various
, Courts who handle the money of the
Courts should erlve bonds. This Is a
law and should be carried out to the
letter. It is essential that vnu should
safe guard your, money after it has
been misnlaced and thn nfflr hv
fnDrj tn i VO hrillil 4 4a t lota than
to recover. Protect your money.
while it is in your, possession, if you
, (Continued on page 8.) .
r-Ekiquent, Inspiring and
E'evating- House Well
The ceVrul figure of the Pythian 1
f!raml I.ml'-o v.-ns li.ip a Slmninra
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nri.tr, r -hlfct'-t mvl lim it nve.nl v. il'
gro. He got-ln town Wednesday
Mr. immor.s vas a busy man from
Iho mtnliU ha arnt hnra T-Iia f,r.n,lu .
" r.'. iiiino,
iiv tlmt ho fan't oton.l iln al m
rate he U going but hus far he
stands up. and he said to a Globe
omir c- ihat tho nniv imnnri.nt
c u.cnua.v, auu 1111 a pttriiu-1
me nary skui rare enougn to excite
i 'm!:a ion. he brought the Grand .
Lod e hroush, with everybody happy,
Once upon a time, Roscoe Simmons,
mo -v.o nhiot onri nat ..mn
journalist. Now he is known as the .
'o-emost orator in the country. That!
goes without any color line getting into i
MRS. CORA E. BURK,
Counsellor Courts of Calanthe for
the equation. If ever a man had a
message, Mr. Simmons had It, and ever
the.-o was an orator he ii the man.
Nashville, critical Nashville, that be
lieves nothing and endure3 little, heard
him Wednesday night. And Nashville
With unstudied eloquence, with
words falling from his lips like drops
of rain from leaves on trees, win ges
tures perfect, with fire and calm, he
moved an audience that was packed
like sardines in a box In the auditori
um of the Y. M. C. A. Pure oratory.
he man's collar bore only the slightest
marks that he was talking on a hot
Any man might have felt puffed up .
over that audience. Bishops, teachers, ;
, lawyers, men and women from every !
I walk and station were there. And no !
one dissented when Doctor Crawford, I
' putting Mr. Napier's- motion to thank
the "spokesman for a people" said
! that Mr. Simmons had deliverel the
finest speech this city ever heard.
I A. N. Johnson expressed the thing.
i "Simmons is entirely himself and en-
ihe Globe doesn't report Ifim, be-
else, are at his mercy,
I Two or three sentences are remem-
! "I believe in racial separation In
social things myself. When the six
o'cloek whistle blows, I want to see
the black man go his way home, and
the while man go his way home. And I
" "ee the white man stay home
after nightfall." .
'in time of peace I am a Negro.
When war comes, I become overnight
an American citizen; ' But I am satis
fle!" - . .
"Our Is -the only music. Let us sing
our songs. . -The great trouble. Is that
white people are trying to sing the
Negro's songs, and the Negro is try
ing to sing the white man's songs.
TJK ava sm ( 'I
"Everv nation has settled on these
shores, and waited on its change. The
Negro got here first, but if he waits
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gi-fn ir nr inn-- - r . ! mfflt" i m tut ' iniTiini 111 iiwiib i iiBinrn Tin j
Shelbyville Thronged Cele
bration at Fairground-
Uniform Rank Juve
nile Band Present.
Eight coaches of friends of Volun-
toor ivimthiinu V L1! n .f ,Kn tTn;r.......
. wiuciii.,' , IIIC l1 I1UUI in
- i - lr nf tho I.'i.i.rhiu ,.e I).,, I,,-.... ...
tended the annual outing, given at
bhelbyvlllc. Tenn.. last Monday. This
p acknowlelKert as one of the largest
outing given by the Uniform Ranks
l rac loally all of i;ie arrangements:
v-ere in the hands of Major George
Mall Pir Knlht A 11 m.,pH Th0 nolo,
bration was pulled off at the Fair!
. .,, - -ia 1 C! v.nn.....i lt nu a i- !
111 , nci u.V V 1 1 1C. 1 He HclUl Hill
Ik. HI o. in. in
up Tpas iengen a filong th from
Smyrna a'nd Lavergne to Wartrace!i
Dorh.,,,- v, m . .i..i......
1 ui rioi. uavis, was quite a
drawing card. A full program had
been arranged, and was carried out
with clock-like precision.
Throughout the day, undaunted by
i. ,, ..,,, ,i,
e:l to pour into the grounds. Unon
iniving at Shelbyville, the train was
met by a committee of citizens, made
MAJOR GEORGE HALL
. . . . ' '. ,nmBA
8'8tL.f, eJeadl"gAU8 "Th! 1
fessional men of the city. The parade
was formed In front of the station and
the line of march was through the
principle streets of Shelbyville to the
park. The Juvenile Band and the
(Continued on page 5.)
In patience, his change will come."
" The world Is at war. Let the world
fight. Earthly confusion is heaven's
plan. Liberty came through war, and
"The American Flag Is the only flag
with stars In It. God made the stars,
and He put them in our flag to shine
for all men." j
There was much more, of course, and
bursts of oratory with terrestial set
tings, hat Is t osay, the people fol
lowed them. Children car. understand
Roscoe Simmons is the popular figure
of both white and colored people. But
he doesn't strive lu please either race.
He would seem to seek to serve.
Thursday night he returned to Illin
nols to take up his Chautauqua work.
The Negroes has men talking for them
before white Americans.
Plan To Pay For
Nashville, Ter.n , July 24, 1917.
To .h GranJ l.o !2 O.i i'ers, t.iaiul;
iicpivsen alius, I entity (Irainl Chaa-;
rul)o;s, On cers and Members of this
(' and L,;xiKe Kni.'hts of I'ythias of
North Amtaiiii, Bi th America. K:i :
rot.e, Asia, Atrica an t Australia, J..ns
diction of Tmnesseu. l.ri'e in:?
Toilnv brings us to the clos o a,i
oihur l'yihian Year, and we are again
semblcd together lor the purpose;
OI reviewing ui m. ;
to re oico over our success and.
I"'0''1 b-v ur fjlllrea
are indeed IllOS
W'f! are indeed blessed and favored ;
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UV DlMlie llOMdence 111 Oeillg K
,t0 ve to again assemlUe and ,
1 tannlrataT usine's f !
legislate aim transact iiusiness ioi !
those who have entrusted to our care;
and deliberation their best interests.
Many of those who met with us and
lived as we now live one year ago to
day are cold and silent in the narrow
limits of Ihe grave, and their souls
arc in the Great Beyond. This should :
remind us tliat we. too, are soiourn-;
ers and on our svift march to the j
grajii. Let us then renew our deter-j
mination to dedicate ourselves anew;
to the great service of God and t'i;
the service of our fellow-man, so that:
when our summons comes to go, it
mav be said of us, "Well don", thot
rood nnl faithful servant; enter thou
Into the joy of thy Lo'd."
It was a question with many of u
as to whether it was wise and expedi-'
nil to hold a session of the Grand
i.odke this ,ear or not, owing to the
f,e'.iul condition of the country 11-,
nanci.illy and economically. Many ol
those who stand huui in the councils
ol the Order whote suggesting a post
ponement of the Grand Lodge, call
ing attention to the general conditions
and the high cost of living.
Your Grand Chancellor took these
I suggestions under careful considera-
lion; submitted them to the Supreme
! t haiiceilor and upon his advice, it was
; ..eeined wise to keep up the regular
! meeting of the Grand Lodge, ewn
inough o;ily a short session was held
i us tins would prevent uemoranzauo.i
of our organisation and be in harmony
with the Constitution. Besides there
are mutters of vast Importance to be
nnally acted upon at this session.
To reduce the cost of this session
lo Hie minimum and make it a purely
business one it was decided to elimi
nate all outside issues and hold a
strictly business session. Wi,.i thit
in view the proclamation calls for all
olliceis having reports lo make before
this body lo have them sh ir; and to
the point. I
1 want to appeal to all of you who!
are here representing the vation '
lodges to he prompt to business r"-;
niemhering the grout sucfilice tint' j
your lodges nave mane in sen i jhu
here Let us work tosie'her in the
snitil of friendship a'ld havtnonv. do
Hbernti'ig tron a'.l matters pertain
ing to the future wolf-ire of the nr
der prayerfullv and carefullv. keepi"v
in mind at all times the best intet
ests nf those whom we have been
;ent to renreFeut. If we will do this
forgetting self and selfish ends, we
'an exnedi'e our Iiusiness and vn
home having don our constituents J
our Order and ourselves great woo 1 1
by coninig here.
"Life is a vapor lost in death
An eclto between two worlds."
One can h tve very little sympathy,
with the poet who utteiel ihcs.-t
words. Lite cannot lie lost, because
it eminates from Go.l, and therefore
cannot be euenched. There is no
death for the human soul because it
is the very breath of God himself
He cannot in vindication ol his own
existence permit any part of his life
to perish. What we know as death
is simply change of the soul from
one plane of existence to another.
A blessing has been pronounced
upon those wl o die In the Lord; and
1 sav to you that those who die true
Pythiuns cannot be far from the king
dom of Heaven, because we are told
that the foundation of that kingdom is
The spirit of the true Pythian trail
scends all consideration of earthly
benefits and reaches into the ver
heart of the universe, the unity and
harmony of souls. It Is this spirit
that must in the final consummation
of the ages prove the healing of the
These departed knights are our
sacred and permanent possessions.
Their association with us will for
ever prove a potential force In shap
ing the character of our Order a
long as it shall last.
Among the many brave kni'-'hts win
departed this life during the year
was our beloved and lamented broth
er, knight, Sir J. P. Frierson, ev-
Grand Lecturer. Dr. Frie-son was
beloved and known of us all. He was
one of .the founders of the Grand
Lodge in Tennessee and was at all
times an ardent defender of the
truths and principles of Pythian
(Knighthood. He labored har 1 for the
spread and growth of. Pythianism In
the state. His suave and astut? wis
dom will be missed in the councils'
of the Order. Too great a tribute
cannot be paid to the memory of this!
true a-ostle of Pythianism. Truly
can it ne said tnat in tne uenn oi.
Sir J. P Frie-son. the Order has lost,
one of Its greatest supporters and
Pythianism a true and tried worship
per. May a kind aid loving PwHeneo
unread the nail of neaee and rest over
these nnr denartel desd. and mav
thev lie in calm repose until the great
Condition of the Order.
Th", reneral condition of the Or
der, throughout, the state, "is remarka-
tdv pood ronsi'terinat the hard times.
war prices and the peneral unrest
nrnonr our peoDle. Many of onr ,
lodges have been greatly reduced li !
numhers bv the exodus of colore!:
people to .the north. But despite
these thinus, some progress has been
made duri:ig the year along all lines.
Some of our lodges have dropped
a a d'.uin-' the ye:ir, but Uiis is the
f"" i; the mo t prosperous years.
Frnn now on ''uving these times of
i""rpf, wnr pi ie and hih cost of
living, there will bo a g eat tendency
in our lodges to fall behind and drop
o".t. What is needed and must be
done by all of us in authority is to
encouraiie our members in everv way
possible not to give up and drop out
of their lodges, but to hold on and
keep up their dues at all hazards.
This is no time for the slacker and
,he knorker; we ,,inno. afford o
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adverse triiKism. we must an ne up
anl a doing and of one accord if we
would keep our Order on the hig!i
wave of prosperity. If we think there
is bad management and have some
thing to offer that is better or that
will help conditions, then let us like
men, and like good and brave
Pythians come forward and urge our
ide-is without fear and without malice.
The Department of Organization
has made strenuous efforts to organize
new lodges during the year; and in a
measure has been quite successful;
but nothing operates so stronnly
against creating new lodges and re
habilitating old ones as the scarcity
of monev. The following new lodges
have been set up during the year:
Zinc I odge No. ?4!, Mascot, Tenn.
Sunshine Lodge No. 2Ui, Providence,
Port Royal Lodge No. 247, Port
Pa- Ver's Pride Lod'-'e No. , 24S,
St. Phillip's lxidge No. 2 I!. Sharon,
Much credit and praise are dun the
Deputy Grand Chancellors, who have
stood at, the head of their districts,
working, advising and striving in
every way to keep the cause of
Pythianism ever alive in their dis
tricts. 1 wish here to acknowledge to them
my grateful thanks for thei'- hearty
support and co-operation in our great,
I am prou t to be able to report
that the Endowment Pcpai't nent is
meeting promptly all jusl clnin s upon
it, when they come in t" proper
shape. This is a record in which
every one of ns on 'hi to tal'e a par
donable pride, becrriso we h ive ad
, i : i -(-"I to the )' hi that we would
pay substantially every obligation
promptly to the widow and 'orphan,
and not to do so would be a violation
of one of the most sacred obligations
which we have pledged lo perform to
Id do this, however, every lodge,
everv member and every lodge otllcer
must strictly Hoe to it that every Inl
and every regulation pertaining to
the successful earning on of this de
partment is honestly lived up to by
the members and by the lodges. Wo
cannot afford to tie dishones' with
Mi's dei-artm-nt. for i1 Is 'he most
Hal tnrt of o'tr ins'it'i'ion. If
wo d rot "av w e cannot
live ;is an institution there
have Veen several ins'a-ice; brought.
10 our notice, where it look'-' as if
soun of our lodges and officers have
not been as hone--t in their dealings
" It't the KndiP' nient Depart 'cent as
thev ought lo have been. We havp
sr"e;al lawsuits ponding and I believe
ltav lost one, nil because of ba 1 busi
ness methods on the part of some, ot
llcer of a subordinate lodge. 1 here
warn you Unit the Endowment De
partment is one of I lie integral
bran lies of the Order, and is yours.
You are a part of it and w hen you rob
it, by neglecting to see that every
n ember comes up to the full require
ments of the law iroverning this de
partment, you not only cripple the Or
i'er but you rob yourselves. Do not
let those' remain in your several
lodges who are not paying their En
dowment and other lodge dues. They
die as (io those who are paying, and
11 they die in the Order and the de
partment has to pav them burial bene-,
fits, you are robbing the members
who are loyal and who pay, besides,
doing the Order untold injury.
Mav I urge upon every one here
present to return to his home and
help to make strong the Endowment
Department by seeing to it that no one
remains in the lodge who does not
nay all of the obligations upon him as
a member in good standing. If you
win do this, this department will
grow and fo-'rish and ever be the
most fascinating branch of the Or
der. Court of Calanthe.
I am able lo repoit to you again
concerning this department that peace
and harmony still prevail among its
officers and that it is going forward
with rapid strides in Its work of Fi
delity, Harmony and Love.
Mrs. Cora E. Burke, the efficient
Grand Worthy Couneellor, is still ex
hibiting rare ability in administering
the affairs of the Court, and with
more help and encouragement from
the knlchls will huild un an orsaniza
ti0n among our women that will be of
untold good in its work and inlluence
f(. th0 general uplift of our women
The day has come when women
must be considered and recognized In
all .the avenues of life; let us as a
.great Order not he behind in acord
ing to them their rightful place
. This rank is the military depart
ment; of our Order. It is the depart
ment which interests the young men
by giving them a training in milt
tnrv discipline, which they have been
heretofore unable to tret otherwise.
The department under the efficient
control nf Brigadier General Preston
Tnvinr has taken on new li'e and is
steadilv erowine Into wht would
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