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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1917.
BETHEL A. Wl. E. CH.
L DAY AT
EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARMY
G. S. C.
POLICY TO BE IDE
; THE MIGHTY NATIONAL BAPTIST
V. CONVENTION IN SESSION
THE WORK OF GEN
ATLANTA, GA,, IS CARING FOB THIS HOST
- MANY PROMINENT LEADERS PRESENT.
t Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 5. Religious
-.. ioi'ui vieuuminaiea ai me opening
J y o' the 37th annual session of the Na
, - tionab Baptist Convention (Unin
corporated), which was called to
order at ten o'clock this morning In
; the Friendship Baptist Church, by
. the Rev. Edw. P. Jones, D. D., of
V. Vicksburg, Miss., the president of
the Convention, who, in a, few re
marks, called on Rev. J. W. Wilder,
one of the stalwart sons of Georgia,
'. Rev. R. J. Moore, of Alabama and
Rev. T. C. Phillips, of South Caro-
.. Una, to conduct the devotion, the
theme being "The Gospel for the
whole world. At eleven thirty
o'clock President Jones announced
the appointment of the committee on
credentials and finance, after which
V the convention went into a brief re-
cess for the purpose of enrollment.
: - - mere are Baptists here from every
z quarter of the globe and the person
nel of the Convention at the morn
: ing session showed a varied complex-
, ion in representation. One little
! -city In Illinois sent in nine delegates,
r while from far off Calif ornia, Oregon
and the extreme west, the delegates
, , came with the same precision as
;. ... from nearby states. The banner
delegation, however, already loomB
i up from Georgia, the Peachtree state.
, Other states with large delegations
; are .Tennessee,- Texas, Mississippi,
- , Oklahoma, Illinois, South Carolina,
', ' i. '- Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, North
P 3arollna, Kentucky and Ohio, stated
; "-rone of the leading men of the Con-
. .-. vention.
if 'V lne invention re-assembled at
it- kiwo tnirty o'clock this afternoon
v Devotions were led by Drs. Price, of
, t Kentucky.' Dorroh of Florida nri
! , Caldwell of Mississippi. About the
oniy Dusiness considered in the after
noon was the report of the commit
tee on enrollment and credentials.
Thtw.took up the better part of the
auernoon. .president Jones stated
v V he was determined not to have a
single session or the transaction of a
-, particle of business until the con
vention was properly organized.
j- jii -seven miriy o ciock was music
by the national chorus.. Devotions
were led by Revs. Dunadant of
Missouri, Fields of Tennessee and
woods of Oklahoma. After the de-
. ; 'yotions, the president of the conven
c; Jtion with a few brief remarks tnrn-
'id the gavel over to Hon BenJ. Jef
i ferson Davis, who is regarded as the
most collossal layman of the Baptist
faith and persuasion in this state
and who had been designated by the
; local committee as master of cere
: monies. Ben Davis, as he Is well
'I known throughout the Union, de-
livered a very touching eulogy on the
f objects and purposes of the Conven
tion. He touched the hearts of
, hundreds of hearers that filled the
'; magnificent Friendship Church to
i over flow, as the delegation was pres-
ent from every state in the Union.
Followine his remarks the nrncrrnm
provided for the following: Wel
I; j i comes, on behalf of the state by his
J; T Excellency, the Governor of the
,b': ' State of Georgia; His Honor the
' ' Mfttfni nf tho ftf Atlanta rV,
.. behalf of the Baptist Churches, tha
j' . Rev. P. A. Bedford, D. D.; on behalf
' of the Methodist Churches, Dr. R. I3.
; Singleton; on behalf of the Woman's
half of the Y. M. C, A., Prof. J. B.
Watson, International Secretary; on
behalf of the fraternities, Col. Henry
Lincoln Johnson. All of these ad
dresses were responded to by Rev. H.
M, Williams', D. D., of Galveston,
Texas, whose witicisnis ' captivated
the entire audience. The local com
mittee, styled as the citizens' com
mittee on entertainment consists of
the following: J. C. Ross, banker,
W. S. Cannon, Secretary of the I. B.
O., A. F. Herndon, H. H. Pace, Sec
retary Standard Life Insurance Co.,
S.UW. Walker, manager of the Pil
grim Insurance Company, W. S.
Penn, physician, L. B. Palmer, phy
sician, J. B. Watson, International
Secretary Y. M. C. A., Lewis Wright,
physician, Moses Amos, pharmacist,
T. H. Slatter, B. T. Howard, under
taker. These augmented by the
' ministerial committee left no stone
unturned- and tonight the fruits of
their labors are being seen on every
The program for the week provides
for the following:
'V ' Thursday Morning Session,
9:00 a. m. Devotional: Revs. C.
b i v H. Sharp, Ga.; P. T. Washington,
La.; J. E. Haywood, 111.
11:00 a. m. Report of Foreign
Mission Board. . Introduction of
speakers by Chairman of the Foreign
Mission Board, Rev. E. . W. Moore,
J . D. D., Columbus, Ohio.
. Sermon or Address on Missions,
Rev. D. W. Over, Denver, Colo. .
Report of the Board, by the Cor
responding Secretary, R. Kemp, S."C.
Appeal for contributions follows.
11:30 President's Annual. Ad
; dress. '..'.-;.,
, , . Thursday Afternoon Session.
"2:00 p. m. Devotional, Revs. J.
H. Earle, J. Wesley Carter, Ohio; J.
H. Holder, Ind.
, 2:30 Report of Officers. -Report
of Committee on Perma-
i i nent Organization. '
I v " 3:80 p. m. Report of Home Mia
W I'-slon Board. Report and offering. :
)'' V 6:00 Recess.. t .
Thursday Evening Session.
7:30 Devotional, Revs. T. H. C.
Messer, Pa.; G. H. Daniels, Mo.; J.
a. Nelson, n. C.
8:00 Sermon. Rev. B. J. Prince,
u. u., m. D.; alternate, Rev. C. J.
.Friday Morning Session.
9:00 a.' m. Devotional: Revs
Fannin, Ga.; J. C. Calhoun, Tex.;
M. L. Porter, Ky.; Dr. L. V. Collins,
L,a.; wm. uiarK, Texas.
9:30 a. m. Reports of Commit
10:00-11:00 Report of B. Y. P.
11:00-12:00 Report of Publish
Friday Afternoon Session.
2:00 p. m. Devotional: Revs. L.
H. Ingram, Ala.j P. H. May, Fla.; A.
2:30 p. m. Introduction of Fra
3:00 p. m. Report of the Edu
cational Board and Rally.
Fay Evening Session.
7:30 p. m. Devotional: Revs. I.
W. Crawford, Miss.; W. B. Reed,
Conn.; G. W. Woodbey, Cal.
Saturday Morning Session.
9:00 a. m. Devotional: Revs. T.
H. Fannings. Ga.; J. S. Steele, Ark.;
T. T. Timberlake, Ky.; A. J. Wim
9:30 Session of Laymen's Mis
10:30 Report of Evangelical
Board, Dr. B. J. Prince, 111., Chair
man, presiding. Remarks by Dr. E.
W. White, Texas. Reading of report
by Jas. S. Anderson, Corresponding
11:00 Report of Church Exten
Saturday Evening Session,
7:30 Devotional: Revs. R. F.
Friar, Ohio; B. F. Ferrell, Ind.; T.
W. Stephenson, Okla.
8:00 Sermon, Rev. R. H. Bow
ling, Va,; alternate, Rev. H. A. Al
Sunday Morning Session,
9:00 Sunday school.
11:00 Sermon, Dr. E. P.
alternate, Dr. F. H. Cook.
Sunday Afternoon Session.
Foreign Miss Mass Meeting.
Ten thousand people are expected to
attend this meeting in the interest
of Foreign Missions. Addresses will
be delivered by Dr. C. P. Madison,
Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. G. M. Db
Baytist Ashburn, President of the
Women's National Baptist Conven
tion Auxiliary and returned mlsdion-
I ary from Africa.
Sundav Evening Session. ...
mo.; alternate, Rev. Allen, Kan.
. Monday Horning Session.
9:30 Devotionals: Drs. M. E.
Robinson, Texas; H. W. Knight,
Illinois; Chas. W. Lewis, Ind.
10:30 Report of Benefit Board.
11:30. Report of Woman's Aux
Final reports of all committees.
Bible study each morning from
8 to 9 o'clock. Drs. Johnson of Vir
ginia, and Wm. Hicks, Miss. -
CHIEF BARTHEL ACTS AND
Saturday, September 1st, a com
mittee of citizens composed of Hon.
J. C. Napier, Hon. J. W. Grant, Profs.
H. L. Keith, J. W. Work and W. H.
McGavock waited upon Chief of
Police Alex Barthel, relative to the
riotous conduct of the soldiers in
the transfer station. Two nights
these soldiers stirred up a deal of
trouble with the Negroes who have
chanced to pass through' the station.
One woman was insulted and struck
and one young man was badly cut
about the head and face. In -other
cases Negroes were attacked and cars
were stormed and it looked as though
Nashville was certain to have serious
trouble. However, the reception ac
corded the committee and the con
sideration given their report, Indi
cated that all trouble would be avoid
ed In the future. True to his prim
ise, to give the Negroes relief, Chief
Barthel took up the matter in a most
determined and purposeful way, as
he always .does and as a result, the
station is now patrolled' by guards,
and all is quiet and peaceful.
ATTENDED THE NATIONAL ASSO
CIATION IN LOUISVILLE, KY
, Mrs. A. J. Bennett, of 8 N. Hill St.
and Miss Elizabeth Cummings of
Shelbyvllle, Tenn., have Just return
ed home from Louisville, Ky., where
they attended the National Associa
tion of Colored Graduated Furses.
Mrs. Bennett having received a spec
ial Invitation from the Pres. Mrs.
Thomas. The session was a success-
DR. W.SAMSON BROOKS
LARGEST SUM EVER RAISED
WHITE PEOPLE GIVE $8,415
Baltimore, Md., September 6.
Bethel A. M. E. Church has raised
$15,000, which was used to pay off
the second mortgage last Saturday,
There now hangs a debt of $60,000
over the congregation.
$7,000 was raised by the colored
people of Baltimore, a group of In
terested whites gave $8,160 and a
smaller number of whites contributed
$265. The rally netted the biggest sum
ever secured by a local colored con
gregation in one effort. Rev. Dr. W
Sampson Brooks ,the pastor, planned
the mammoth campaign. He is now
taking a well-earned vacation at Ex
celsior Springs, Mo.
City Councilman Harry S. Cum
mlngs is critically ill at his home,
1318 Bruid Hill avenue. He is 51
years of age, and was educated at Lin
coln University and in the law school
of the University of Maryland In 1904
he delivered one of the speeches
seconding Roosevelt's nomination for
the presidency and served as attorney
general for the Odd Fellows of the
country from 1911 to 1915.
. John H. Murphy,.pubHsher of the
Afro-American, is spending a few
days at Atlantic City.
Monumental Lodge of Elks (s al
ready beginning to make preparations
for entertaining the 1918 session of
the Grand Lodge of Elks.
Warner T. McGuinn is making a
contest against two colored men for
the position of State Central Com
mitteeman from the Fourteenth Ward.
hTe Trustee Aid ?oa-d.
The Trustee Aid Board of Bethel A.
M. E. Church met at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Parkes. Tuesday,
September 4, 1917. The meeting was
called to order by the president, Mrs.
Everett Curtis, and was opened by
singing "A Charge to keep I have."
Prayer was offered by Mr. Oscar
Stokes. The minutes were read by
the Secretary and adopted. After
wards the roll was called and all
members responded with Biblical
verses and dues. '
Very encouraging remarks were
made by different ones of the club,
after all business bad been transacted
the members were led into the spaci
ous dining room, where they were
served a two course menu. The club
was also favored 'with a lovely solo
by Mr. S. F. White which was highly
enjoyed by all. The club is progres
sing rapidly and we are urging all
members to get ready for the trip
around the world which Is to be Mon
day, September 17, 1917.
ful one fn every way. Many helpful
papers on the cause, prevention, treat
ment and cure of disease, were read,
and discussed. Mrs. A. J. Bennett
read a paperon, "The prevention of
Tuberculosis," which was so much en
joyed that she was asked to appear
the second time on Program.
We arc proud of Nashville's talent.
The meeting adjourned to meet in
St. Louis tho third week in August,
1918. While in the great city of
Louisville as the guest of Mrs. Ether
Barrens and sister, Mrs. Bennett and
Miss Cummings were the recipients of
many social functions, rer-eptions,
I uiiiiiur puruei, limine parties aim mini
I drives over the city, they were also
i given a trip to Mammoth Cave, Ky.,
! which was quite enjoyable. The
ladles report a very pleasant trip
i and a real good time.
I Mrs. H. L. Scott, reporter.
-t, " . .
NEW HOPE PAPTTST CWWrv
In one of its regular meetings the
Church Aid met at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Sain Kimbro, Wednesday, please do not try to cast, the 1ra"o L0tt ('avey Daplist Foreign Mission
Sepiember 5th at eight o'clock p, m. school on th eside from which our ad- Coiive:i!i-i: came lo an end at Euene
The meeting was opened by the vancement first began, and let. us zer Baptist Church on Friday even
President, Sister Selma Jarrett. Song keep the General's watchword in Ing of last week. Many, of the visit
was led by Rev. Sam Bryant anil pray- sight. ing ministers iilled local pulpits Sun-
er was offered
by Bro. Clarence N. ;
Regular order of business was de
spatched after which an interesting
discussion was led on the Sunday
school lesson, led by Rev. Sam Bryant,
An interesting program was ren
reded and a palatable . menu
was served all present. Collection
and verses. Doxology by Sister
Bryant, praver by Bro. Barrett. The
meeting- adjourned to meet at the
Church Friday, September 14th at
eight o'clock p. m. The meeting was
planned and will be entertained by
Brothers Geo. S. Davis and Clarence
N. Perkins the purpose of allowing
every member of the church to attend
a meeting once.
Every member of the church is a
member of the Aid, and you are ex
pected to be present. The most in
teresting program ever will be
NEW HOPE PAPTIST CHURCH.
The Church Aid met at the home
of Rev and Mrs. Sam Dillahaunty,
Friday evening, August 31. The
meeting was opened at 8 o'clock by
Bro. Silas Perkins . Prayer was of
fered by the Chaplain, Bro. Meritt
Barrett. The regular routine of busi
ness was had after which the follow
ing program was rendered:
Duet, Sister Mary L. Elsberry and
C. Caytie Daniels.
Paper, Sister Julia Hite.
Address, "Unity," Bro. Geo. S. Davis
Review of Reviews, Bro. L. W. Cart
wright. . . ' .. . .
' Response. Rev. Sam Dillahaunty.
. Song, Aid. - .
Discussion' of Sunday school lesson
led by Bro. Clarence N. Perkins.
Collection and verses.
- After rendition of the program the
guests were served a delicious menu
FOUNDER OF THE GREAT
FROM A SLAVE TO A GENERAL
A FIRM BELIEVER IN CHRIST
By Irvin S. uCrry.
In the small Island of Hawaii, one
of America's greatest citizens was
born, a babe who was to redeem a
backward race, which had been in
the bonds of slavery for two centur
Gen. Armstrong grew strong and
steerdy for the great task that was
waiting for him. At the age of 20
Gen Armstrong came to Williams
College at Williamston, Mass. He
struggled hard for the knowledge he
craved to receive. The generous
president o fthe college no other than
President Mark Hopkins, helped him
In every way that opportunity could
After Gen. Armstrong graduated
from collog, th war clouds began
to hover and he was at once appoint
ed commander of the 9th Regiment,
colored at Boston, Mass. The great
work that Dame Fortune had in
store for him began to blossom. After
the great American disaster of the
days of '61-65, a new race was com
ing in power, it was a backward race,
it was not mentally efficient to stand
the test that was before it, and all
seemed to be a disaster to the ex
slaves of America. They were doom
ed. Yes doomed to destruction, nay,
not so, for as Christ saved the world
from sin, so the babe that was born
in the islands of Hawaii would save
the eager black race from destruc
tion. The broad mind of Samuel Chap
man Armstrong began to work, he
realized the fact that college educa-
oi0 wn,,i,i rtn nnthino- nr
vent the fast coming disaster.
Gen Armstrong realized that In
dustrial education must be associat
ed with a literary education, and in
the year 1867, the American mis
sionary Association purchased this
campus known as Wood Farm and
temporary school buildings were
constructed at once and in the
year 1868 school was started with
fifteen ex-slaves as students with Gen.
Armstrong as president, America's
premier institution waB thus begun.
After many years of grueling hard
ships, the hero of the Negro race, no
other than Dr. Washington thirsting
after higher things presented him
self at Hampton, for admittance, he
was penniless, but nevertheless the
broad heart of Gen. Armstrong' re
membered the days when he was
struggling for education and he gave
young Washington a chance and he
made well of it, after a hard strug
gle and after graduation from Hamp
ton, Dr. Washington realized the con
ditions of his race in the black belt
of Alabama, $200 was borrowed from
Gen. Armstrong to make the first pay
ment on TusKegee and in the year
losi Bernini was siarieu
in luskegee until the year 1893 when!
the whole nation was shocked by his!
death. Dr. Washington through his
calm lamb-like expressions became a
power among his people. I shall not '
name the great don-la he has done
tor iney were pianie-i line giant oaK
trees in tne minus ot men at ills de-
The public can plainly see now
why industrial education is of value
If the trade school has savel the
yegro from disaster, why not keep
Gen. Armstrong renli'ed that wo
i miiut ntnrt nt tho hnftnm nnrl MI111V1
I ...w'-v u.... . uu.vu... ......
i s tne Ceneral said, "After free-
I rtom a public ofnce was 80Ught more
so than a home, we did not know
trades." Since we are advancing
"Labor," said General Armstrong, day. liev. . 11. Stokes was the en
"next to the grace of God in the heart, te'iair.ins pastor. The next session
is the greatest promoter of morality, Viil lie held in Rocky Mount, N. C.
the greatest power for civilization, The features of the concluding ses
Character is the out come of the labor sion included a ringing appeal by Dr.
system. It is not cheap, but it paj's." Ernest Lyon, of Baltimore, for inter
Gen. Armstrong said. "Let us put est in the welfare of Liberia, which-is
God and Country first, and selves suffering from a lack of the necessaries
Hampton will not suspend Intemol-
letiotate athletics, as it has the best ,
drilled batallion in the east.
"Big Red" Dabney may Hot he seen!
on the line this year as he is in I
training cpmp. ;
"Ho8s" Dorsey, "Red Lizzie" "Ole
Jelly" "Big Pack" and "Scrub" Har-
vey will, be readv for Howard Thanks
giving day as usual.
The Tennessee boys who are spend-
Ing the summer at Hampton this the Negro by the white South was
year, are Mr. Gayle PeteM, of Cleve- largely responsible for the great mi
land, Tenn.; Mr. W. Hobart Shand, gration northward. Colored people
of Bristol, Tenn.; and Mr. Irvin Curry were advised to keep out of riots as
of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Pearl far as possible.
High School. Rev. Abraham Tyler, gave an ilium-
Mrs. W. J. Ha?a of State Normal inating recital of his thirty-seven
attended the '17 summer school and years of experience as a missionary
her presence was enjoyed by the Vol- in Liberia.
unteer state trio. , i The annual address of the prdesi-
I dent. Dr., Calvin S. Brown ,of Win
in courses. Praver was offered by the ton, N. C, told of the great need for
Chaplain, Doxology by Bro. Davis, greater missionary efforts in the pres
and the meeting adjourned to meet at ent world crisis, and reviewed pres-
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kim
bro, Wednesday, September 6th at
eight o'clock, p. m.
APPEAL FOR INCREASED INTER
EST NI HAITI AND
Richmond, Va., Sept. 5:
With appeals for Increased Interest
In the welfare
of Haiti and . Liberia Mrs. L. A. Hope presiding. The re
presentation , to the port of the corresponding secretary,
and a strong
MEHARRY DAY AT IOWA
CAMP LAST WEEK
PRESIDENT GEO. W. HUBBARD,
THE .GUEST OF HONOR
Dr. .Geo. W. Hubbard, President of
Meharry Medical College, Nashville,
Tenn., paid his respects to this great
U. S. Army Fort on August 30th
He was more than pleased to find out
of the sixty-five commissioned Med
ical Reserve Corps men here, Mehar
ry represents about fifty per cent of
that number. A special committtee
headed by First Lieut. J. H. Leach
and First Lieut. J. A. Kennedy, by
which President Hubbard's visit was
made very pleasant and delightful.
On his arrival he breakfasted with
Dr. Hill one of Des Moines' wealthy
white physicians. Dr. Hill owns a
beautiful sanitarium here in the city
of Des Moines, known as the Retreat.
Dr. Hubbard and Dr. Hill were es
courted over the grounds and through
the various buildings of the Fort.
where he was both astonished and
delighted with the great work that
is being accomplished. Arrange
ments were made by the Meharry
Committee for an address at the Y.
M. C. A. tent for the benefit of those
who could get in hearing distance of
this great man who has given the
best years of his life for the progress
and education of colored American in
the south. The many hundred men
who heard his address were delight
ed with his words of encouragement.
A banquet was given in honor of
Preident Hubbard by the Meharry
men in which the remainder of the
Medical corps men were invited
guest. There were many great
speeches made from various repre
sentatives of medical colleges. We
ve mf" nere irom riowaru ami au
the various colleges of the north and
caoi. ix giuuii ul ail lug mciiai I ;
men with President Hubbard was
taken, also a group of the entire
Medical Corps to be used as a fron-
tice piece in the Des Moines Medical
Journal. It is the Meharry men who
are leading the Medical Reserve
Corps, which was selected from
men all over the U. S. of the highest
medical efficiency. They are doin
great work and making good,
There are three men of Class '1(
1st Lieut. L. Rogers, 1st Lieut. J. A.
Owens and 1st Lieut. J. A. Kennedy
and a number of others from 1916
1900. Dr. Hill gave the entire
medical Reserve Corps a picnic Sep
tember 1st at his beautiful sani
tarium in which he showed them
through his many beautiful and mod
ern equipped buildings and grounds.
A very excellent menu was served,
interspersed with music and short
pointed addresses by the medical
men. Prof. Kelley Miller of How
ard University, Washington, D. C,
addressed the camp Sunday at 4:00
p. m. This college ranks first in
men nf the officers training camp.
thoy are fine young men making
j S()ocj as 0ffiws
GRAND .WORTHY .COUNSELLOR
Ai DAWfcUfl oJ.iu.INui.
Special to the Globe.
l.'.iv.-;r:'i springs, Ky.. Sept. 1.
V.:. tn K. Uurhe of kuoxville.
Ui- iiid uomiv i ounsouor ot uiCjnnd preparatory school of which he
ot i. ii-nuw'., is nere ior a
ini:c:i r.r-ii;.?!i ic.,i. mk is in re-
c. i'li.-, ii i uiucu aui.-i.il irauuii.
M .ny fiu.ctions are being given in
h"r hor.or. .She will leave Friday to I
visit relatives in LoiiNvillc. Mi's, j
Burke in addition to being one of ;
t!io leading fr.uernal women of Uor
?t-iie Is also very prominent in;
Wninen Cllll) Circles ailll ill rCliciOUS I
country of the grievances of the race,
dm tweniy-lirst annual session of the
of life: a plea by Dr. A. M. Moore,
of Raleigh, X. C, for aid in the work
in the educational and missionary
work that the convention is now do
ing in Haiti and a report on State of
tho Country, submitted by Rev. C. C.
RACE RIOTS CONDEMNED.
The report not only strongly de
precated such outbreaks as have re-
cently occured at Chestre, East St.
Louis, Houston and other places, but
asserted that the unfair treatment of
ent conditions as they affect the race.
DR. ALEXANDER'S REPORT.
The annual report of Rev. Dr. Wil
liam M. Alexander, of Baltimore, cor
responding secretary of the conven
tion, showed that $11,000 had been
raised during hte past year. The
women's auxiliary met Thursday with
TREATMENT OF COLORED TROOPS TRAINING
DISCUSSED SCERETARY OF WAR BAKER
COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL INFLUENCE.
MES. PORTER RETURNS TO THE
To the Blobe:
Mrs. Nannie P. Porter has return
ed to the city after an absence of three
day's visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William Ross Sr., on the Murfres
boro Road. Mrrs. Ross is an ideal hos
tess and she and her husband know
how to make their guest realize that
life is worth living in a suburban
On Sunday morning we drove over
to the Baptist Church near Bryant
Town arriving there before Sunday
school dismissed. Remaining for the
11 o'clock service. Rev. Mr. Frierson
preached quite an inspiring sermon
from Paul's letter to Timothy, sub
ject "Preach the Word."
Returning from church we were
invited into the dining room where
all the delicacies of the season were
placed before us. We ate until our
appetites were appeased. Ice cream
and cake were eaten until we could
eat no more. Late in the afternoon
we wended our way across the
meadow to the pike then across the
pike to the Central Tenn., Hospital
for the insane.
Here we found the lawn dotted here
and there with a variety of flowers,
well kept drive ways and beautiful
buildings. The exact number of
colored inmates was not given but
we were told that about 40 females
were there and in passing through
the colored male's ward we estimated
about 25 or more being their num
ber. Words can not describe the cleanli
ness of the halls, stairways, rooms
an dbeds. Each bed had a white
counterpane on it and a clean pillow
case on th epillow.
The matron was asked how the
floors were hept so clean, and her
reply was "With soap and brush."
The state is doing much for the in-
fortunate inmates there. We found
more cream and cake to be eaten when
we got home.
Monday morning Mrs. Porter accom-
pained by Mrs. Ross visited Mrs.
Ross' mother, Mrs. H. M. Simmons
of Una, Tenn. There a water melon
feast was spread before them. She
like her daughter, extends hospitality
to friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. Porter returned home Mondav
afternoon thinking that time had
passed too quickly while on her visit.
Master J. D. Chavis, son of Prof,
and Mrs. Chavis of 1st Ave., S., is
spending several days with Master
William Ross of the Murfreesboro
PROF- E. L. KINZER IN CENTRE
Prof. E. L. Kinzer, the popular
teller of the People's Saving Hank
and Trust Company, spent a part of
! Sunday and all of Labor Day in Cen-
treville, visiting old friends and
former pupils and also witnessed the
oimoing of the Centreville Normal
Was principal for 2 years. The many
friends made his visit expeciline-lv
,, asm , a seiMiiod tr ad to soe
, him. He was the special euest of
.ur. aiui jirs jj q Bailey with whom
ne boarded when he taugrit the
school here. The Centreville Nor-
,nl,i ana preparatory school had a
splendid opening. They have a fine
n,ir nhnnl l,ll,llnn ,1 .ll
i ,iv, . cvii,,, it unlit, iiif nun auu well
j furnished with also a large campus.
,Prof. F. W. Wess of Lincoln, Uni-
versity is the new principal and Miss
j Ruth Vpshaw of Nashville, Tenn., is
the assistant. After the school was
organized Monday morning, the
principal. Prof. Wess called upon
Mr. H. C. Bailey, one of the school
trustees to present Mr. E. L. Kinzer,
which he did in well chosen words,
expressing tho pleasure of the citi
zens and pupils at having Prof. Kin
zer visit them at this time. Prof.
Kinzer made a few timely remarks
and other speakers on the program
were Dr. C. Ira Watson, Messrs. Win.
Robertson, Wm. Easley and Mack
Gray, Principal Wess expressed his
pleasure of having those present as
well as the many other visitors who
were on hand. The prospects for a
successful school year are very
promising. Both the principal and
the assistant are quite efficient and
have the ability to make things go.
The patrons will co-operate this
year as never before to make the
school a success. The teachers and
visitors enjoyed a water melon feast
! Sunday night at the parsonage after
services. This was the hospitality of
Rev. Hunt, the pastor of the A. M
E. Church and Dr. Watson the phy-
liclan of the town.
HOLY TRINITY COH.
Church of the Holy Trinity, Ewing
ind Sixth Avenues, the Rev. E. M.
1. Wright, Priest In charge. Celebra
tion of the Holy Eucharist at 7 a. m.
Morning Prayer (Matins) and ser--non
at 1L o'clock, Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. A sacred consert will be
rendered by some of the musical
talent of the city, beginning at 6 p.
ni. The choir is also making special
reparation for this occasion. The
Rector will preach at the 11 o'clock
3ervice on "The Fundamental Pur
pose of Labor." You are cordially
invited to be present at these serv
ices. Mrs. Anna L. McGuinn, of Baltimore,
detailed the activities of the women
during the year.
All of the old officers were re-elect-
ed. . . . .u Jgjl!!
The past ten days have marked the
coming and going of many distin
guished men and women in the Na
tion's capital- The race problem has
occupied the. foreground of consulta
tion and debate throughout this period
almost to the exclusion of other topics,
aside from the routine war program,
now so well in hand as to cause little
or no argument. The movement of
troops, cantonment preparations, acti
vities of the various commissions and
bureaus are proceeding with clock
like procision and It Is only a matter
of time when the word "ready" will
be sounded from the commanders-in-chief
of the American forces in the
field. But that's another story than
the one we have uppermost in mind.
The race problem has held the cen
ter of the stage during the current
week and the discussions have taken
wide range covering every phase ot
this intricate theme from our status in
the war preparation to migration from
the Southland and Negro conditions
since the voyage of Noah's Ark. In
dication as to some of the conclusions
reached may be placed before the pub
lic through the dailies before this
letter reaches the general eye.
AS TO TRAINING CAMPS FOR
The deplorable episode at Houston,
Texas, has given the military officials
and the people at large no end of
concern as to what Is best to be done
about training camps for colored
troops. Can Negro soldiers be train
ed along with the whites of their
respective states in the cantonments
of the South? One element says "Yes;
the safety of any kind of an Ameri
can soldier should not be a matter of
question anywhere the stars and
stripes wave. Every section of the
common country should he 'aught to
respect the national uniform. The
South should be permitted to get used
to seeing dusky faces behind army
muskets and Negro manhood clad in
battle array." vAnother element
pleads for a change of soil, with a
view of avoiding all possibility of
racial clashes among the hot-heads of
blacks and whites and to prevent out
breaks that may lead to greater fric
This question was brought to the
direct attention of Secretary of War
Newton D. Baker a few days ago by
a committee of national influence, and
representing the highest intelligence
and .loftiest patriotism of both races.
Two of the most prominent members
of the delegation were Oswald Garri
son Villard, editor of the New York
Evening Post, and George Foster Pea
body, known far and wide as an ex
ponent of education and civic right
eousness. After a long interview be
tween the committee and Secretary
Baker, presumably as to the future
policy of the Department with refer
ence to the training of colored troops
and the local ion of probable Negro
camps, neither the Secretary nor his
callers would indicate to reporters the
result of the conference.
"Our opinion was unanimous," was
the cryptic statement of Mr. Villard
and he could not be induced to say
more. He refused to state whether
the committee had recommended the
training of colored troops in separate
camps or whether in the North or
in the South. It is known, however
that a vigorous protest was made
against any species of segregation
that would lead to a distinctly dif
ferent treatment of colored and white
troops in the camps, and that there
was no strenuous objection to the lo
cation of colored camps in the North,
if such a course would lessen the dan
ger of race riots and tend to produce
a better feeling in general among the
people with whom the army had to
deal. They agreed to co-operate with
the Department in any just movement
looking toward an elimination of pos
sible friction in or about the concern-
tration camps in which Negroes were
quartered. It is expected that Secre
tary Baker will shortly Issue a state
ment concerning the policy to be pur
sued with reference to colored troops
and It is also believed that the an
nouncement will be agreeable to the
committee. This statement is awaited
with much anxiety by the millions of
colored people throughout the coun
try. The colored members of the com
mittee which called at the Wj De
partment were Dr. R. R. Moton and
Emmett J. Scott, of Tuskegee Insti
tute, Ala.; Bishop G. W. Clinton, of
the A. M. E. Zion Church; Dr. A. S.
Jackson, educational secretary of the
A. M. E. Church; Dr. J. E. Moor
land, of the Y. M. C. A. work; Prof.
N. B. Young, of the Florida State
Agricultural School; Prof. W. T. B.
Williams, of Hampton Institute, Prof.
John Hope, of Morehouse College, At
lanta, Ga., and others. Among the
white members, in addition to Messrs
Villard and Peabody, were: Bishop
W. P. Tirkield, Dr. J. H. Dillard, Dr.
Thomas Jesse Jones, Prof. E. C.
Branson, of the University of North
Carolina; Dr. H. Paul Douglass, of
the American Missionary Association,
and L. Hollingsworth Wood, of the
National League on Urban Condition!
Among Colored People.