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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASIIVILLK. TENN FRIDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1917.
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lU.ilLM III WHO'
Capture Sunday-School Congress Year of 1918
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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION ; LMBH kegro ofreers
MANY PATRIOTIC W0IH2J JSl4 GREAT MEETI1I3 SCHEDULED
ISTER REGISTRARS DD FAITH
FUL W0R2 I,I?.S. NAPIER
WIIL EEaEI PERFECTHIa j
.IIAHS AT CIICE LOUISIANA
AND ALEXANDRIA JUI'LANT.
LLED TO MEET
BISHOP FRANK BRISTOE PRESDO-' STUDENTS OF FISX HONOR CAPT.
BOUTTE THREE LIEUTEN
ANTS ALSO HONORED ALL
TRAINED AT RES MOINES.
ED CLIMAX OF MEETING
REACHED SUNDAY M AN Yj
1-ROUiI.ENT MEN PRESENT.
Registrars Appointed by Mrs. J. C. j
Napier, Chairman, Do Great Work.
At the roll'n? pac-s named bv j
Mrs. John Arst, chairman of thi'
Nashville Unit for Registration Day;
of the National Council of Defense,,
the co'ored wom"n of Nashville un
dfcr the loadershin o' M s. J. C.
Napier made a splendid record o i
For two weeks or more prior to this
date, the w-oni-n of N-'sh'i'lo aid
Davidson Conntv had Venn InFtmctad
through the newspapers as ta the
duty rcquied of them on' the proper
manner of performing tho same. The
uovernn-ent had call;
,,. -,-n.J Thousands of Young People Engaged
the Sunday School Co-it sn ,a U 1 V
Called to Service Once
been awarled t' is el y tame Iron a,
d'ra t an ouncenie t f om Rev. Wm. I
Grimb'e. v ho reiei cd a te'egnm
from Secret uy l!eny A. Co d, giv I
lug (he action of 1I10 Boa;d. T ej
entire city of Alexan '.ria aceepte I :
the informa'io i a id a near cele ra-
tion ensued. "It will he the (irai nv.
tional gather'ng ever In Id withii the'
Katos ol' lcxmdria A stir is alrsa ly!
under v ay an a c 11 f r a ffl eting
of the citizens has baen issued to I e-:
Kin orpani in,'. Rev Win Grlmble
was iiis'ructeJ by the Ministers' con
in Religious Wwkijsnfi
SECRETARY HENRY A. BOVD GIVES OUT INTERESTING
Oct. 15t!i. Special to
town has been high
ly favored this wee:; in bav ng the
groat hoiur of entertaining the Ten
lies ej Annual Ciiiereme of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
At 11:111 a. in., Uctoiier Oth, the
train lii.ni Nushvil e arrived with u
s, e -ial iar, br.ngiug a largo crowd ol
proatdiors w ho diiected their stops
toward Howard Chapel where tliey
were met 1 y the beloved pastor, Dr.
From an announcement made this number about fourteen.
i ir a n,w1 t a th r- loriy-me utjrn i.i.b.ku
me colors, regardless oi color or
creel, how ever, locai condi Ions made
it necessary th'it the largn colo el
population of the ci'y sh uld ha e
their own workers. Mrs. J. C.
Napier, wife of Ex-RegVer of the
Treasu, was ohcsn ns chairman o:
the colored continent an I inmedl-atel-
se to w-ork pnd perfected an or
ganization that was Indeed a o-edit
to her abilpv rs an oranizT anl
a sledi' testimonial for the col
ored women of Nashvilln themselves.
The task set for Mrs. Napier was a
gigantic one, as she had to deal per
sonally with each of the wmnei se
lected by her. Tha local oran'za
tlon haiV the advantag3 o fou- sec
tional chairmen and a--chairman for
each ward. .
The meeting ca'lnd by Mrs. Napier
at the colored librarv was well at
tended and a preat deil of inter's
was shown by the womsn att'nMng
Fridav nig'it a la"ge crowd was at
the Y. M. C. A. to receive final in
struction as to how to fill out the
Teg'stratlon Diy dawned b i'ht
nnd clear. Ei.ht o'clock found each
of the colored registrars in their
places. With but few except'ons the
most amicable relations et's'ed be
tween the workrs. A spi-it of lov
altv and a desire fo do 'n (he best
manner possible what the goevrn
ment. rcuested s'emel to be tlu,
uppermost thought in the mfrds o'
the women. The four lnstit itions of
the city, Fisk Univers'ty, Roer Vil
Hams 'Univers'ty, Wnlden Univers'ty
and the State Normal, at which Ml
Napier had the pleasure of spcakini?
and . explaining tho work, responded
nobly, pivim; teachers and workers
to assist in tho movement.
Mrs. J. A IiCster eive the use of
her car for the entire dav, and with
the assistance ot Mrs. W.-B. A. For ie
and Mrs. G." M. Kendrlck, mado a
hoi's? to-housc canvsi coverin? five
wards in South Nashville. Miss .Tnlh
Williams with several yourg Indies
tro-T! Fisk University canvass ? I
North Nashville. Dr. Porter of Ve
harrv Medical Oollee and Mr. C. N.
I.angston, the popular cashier oi" the
One Cent Pavings Bnk, eava thel
Fen ices for the day. Othrrs ten
derlng the use ot their cari wer i Ur.
G. W. Hubbard, of Meharrv Medl-nl
College: Dr. Jasper Phillips. Dr. Josio
Wells, Mr. A. N. Johnson. Rev. H A.
d its women toi tercn- e to hold a spec'al ca 1 meet : eon oy nemy - -
or rolo" or i hi?, receive the news and wire its : teenth annual seision of th. binuay
congralulntions to Secretary Boyd.
Leaders throughout the s ate have
been noti'ied and a general meeti-'g
of the state orchis is expe ted to be
called in connection wl h the b iarl
meeting to nialte further prepara
School Congress has been awarded to
loxandrla, La. This action, the
Secretary states, was taken at a 3, e
dal meeting of the Bo..ri he d i.j
this city on Tuesday. It is rug.r.ied
as linporiaiu iu mo uaiv.o.
school forces throughout the -UnitiJ Tcress. the Kev. C. 11. CL.rk. who
w ho are -rcg irded as Sundiy school l
experts. The Bible conferences held
in this citv each mor.iiiu "ere 1 rg :
ly attended by tho Nashvilie peo.de
l'erha-.is more ins iration was yiven
in the recent session held here than
any of its previous ses -Ions. Thel
chairman of thft Sunday Shiol Con-
to apportion h( mes and
nee thov were here list June, bees lor the delegation.
Ot wide spiead interest to the large
alumni of Fisk University were tho et
orcii held in Livingston Hall on
Wolr.esday noon when the entiie
leaching corps and students body ot
I Fisk 1'niversity met to pay their
1 ie-.pec:s to four of its graduates who
1kio returned to their Alma mato
bringing commissions as officers In the
Army of the United States of Anvecl
ca. ! Fink University bears the distinc
I tion of being possibly the most poten
tial force in the shaping of the destiny
1 a- declared, and not one day has
o.'sfcd but that some nev fsatme
has lecn ud le 1 to his invitation.
Kkl.mond, who was on t.io job, read
board ng f C;lore 1 citizens of the United
Stales. Her sons anil naugniers navo
Alter dinner the Board of Kxaniin-
eis met. iinil oprunized themselves
under the able chairman, Dr. S. M.
I tley, who possesses such executive
ability, .expedited much time in the
trarsactiiin of business of tlie exam-
"Alexandria. La . Oct. 17. 1917.
"Rev. Ilenrv A. Bovd, Secretary
Sunday Sch"-ol ConTss:
'The news of tho Sundiy School
Congress, con ing to Alexandria h"8
been pladly accepted. The wholn
city is deifghted wi'h the nws
Please accent ot thanks for your
kindness and extend our best wl-hes
to the Board. Rnv to the Congress
workers ot the United Stater, that we
are making preparations for them.
AT WHITE HOUSE
Slates, beca sj oi iuj eaunuuuj
of this Sunday School MLslon.iry
Ihei Held their last session in
this city, anl there were me sengei",
Sunday school representatives, nation
al oii.tials and rel.gijus workers
from every branch of their denomi
nation coming from thirty-one dif
erent states. The select.oa for the
meeting next year, it is Lamed, was
made after a careful canvass o ihe
cities that had extended invitati ns.
Au.ong these cities were St. Louis,
Mo., Muskogee, Okla., Cincinnati, O.,
Atlantic City, N. J., Alexandria, La.,
fhic.auo. 111., and Lexington, w
pastoring one of the lea iin.g churches
of Naslnilli), has pre.-i e 1 over this
Missionary Mo enient s nee it v a3
launched. It. had its birth in Nash
ville twelve years ago, hence many o:
the forces look uno i it as isashvillo's
moved about from
gaining o omentum and in reusing ii
importance. The niamn o.h street
parade on Sunday afternoo i d r n
REV. JONES HAS SINGING CLUB.
mi Mim-i'mr Kv Four tin rthes ill
this city and (Oinmuniiy have entered ination of candidates.
into a cooperative agreement where- 'flic even n' was spent in examin-
by they will hear National Jubilee in,, ami grading papers.
.!tlodles for one hour each S.ind iy. Thursday nioriiiiifr at. 9:0(1 tho
This uniiine plan is the direct resu.t rre.;i(!iittr Hisho-) arrived from Chat-
taken first place in the literary,
scientillc, musical and religious pro
gress of Afro-Americans and it was
only fitting that when the destroys
signial of the nation they loved was
(lashed to every corner of this great
and glorious country that her sons
hould be among the first to report
The period of training just closed
at. the olhcers training camp at ue
of ' the labors ol 1 ev. W. G. Jones, A. t:tn-..-ii"ainl opened the 52nd Annual . Iowa, will always stand u i a
M., pastor of Keas Tabernacle C. M. Session o tUe TeMl,esseo Annual monument to he ability ami interl-
ii. Cinuvli, v.ho came nera re.-euiw tt,a.ei.elue
irom Nashville, the home of the jubi- T1,-,, ,a v
, . n, ir. ,M,.ih i.bi Bishop Frank Br stol is very
lent, as it has. chuI.chea one DaptisYand one Chris- Punctual and is full of spiritual zeal
place to place, (i.m dlU1.ch , Ul(J cily There j3 a nnd bis hcai-t is full of sympathy for
... , f ..j him iiod vnicpa the nicnioors oi tue minisiry. no is
They will al ernaie, singing at one exceptionally adapted to I uslnoss anil
..iirii. mm Kmiil.iv and the other the very carelul in protecting t'ie mier
tv of trained Afro-Americans.
The men registered at the Camp
weor the Power of the manhood of
the race. Clean, stalwart, intelligent,
efficient, capable, they were a credit
to the race which produced, them and
a lasting glory to the institution which
trained and molded them, niey ei-
the Confess s. ssion was the m rvelj i(jXl unU1 Uiey Bnilll llave gone lni) osts 0r the Methodist Episcopal terod this camp because of patriotism
of the age in Sunday school u m u
strations. The conservative estinv-itei
was that there were 5,00 ) in tha pi
rade, while there were fully : 0,000
peoplo on the square and streets
Practically all of these howeavr were" view ing tha procession,
eliminated more than a week ago.
when the race simmered down to two
cities, Muskogee and Alexandria,
which, it is understood, were running
neck and neck. The Lo.isfina city
was reinforce 1 by the" withdrawal ot!
The invitation from Alexandria
was supported by a large represen
tation from the Board of Trade, the
Chamber ot Commerce and the Com
mercial Club, with the religious and
educational institutions ot the state
New Orleans, La , receive I special
representation, asking that Alex-
Rights Convention Held in New York the other places in favor of her, so u
City Go to President Wilson. in speaking about the Congress, the1 andria be given an opportuni y.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 1G, 1917. I secretary was free to give a deal of Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and
Last Tnesdnv afternoon, a laree dele-1 infm-mntlnn. unvine it was not only Louisiana joined in likewisa. so from
Tfiiion oi v;oioreu cmzeus cuiieu i a sunuay scnooi oiikicss .mo-
but that in c n
nection with it is the Eaptist Youn?
People's Ch:iutauqua, tak n? in all tha
B. Y. P. U. Societies belonging to the
churches of their convention. Tho
various departments of the Congress
ho White House and delivered to Sec.
Tumulty the fonowjng resolutions
adopted at the tenth annual meeting
f the National Equal Rights League
held in New York City, September 18
20 with the request that it be given
'o the President for his careful per-.
usal. The resolution presented by this, ri n J .
delegation marshalled under the aus- fcjX'l rCSluCH t
nice3 or the District or. Columbia
branch of the league with Mr.
Maurice W. Fpencer as spokesman
ead as follows:
The War President- Wilson and the
what can be learned af er the meet
ing nf the Board, thrdugh the secre
tary, Alexandria's invitation was one
of the most inviting .that has bean
recorded. The MIn's'ei's' Conferen- e,
under Rev. Wm. Grlitiblo, D. D., of
Ai'-v.iiri' ivlnd New wot' . s, uv
rounds. This will be condn.teU. U.v
Jones is being (onsratulated by the
church-going people for the success of
this plan, as it is said to have suc
ceeded Irom the very beginning. He
has introduced tho National Jubilee
Melody Song Book, and white and
colored are 1 ocking to these ser
vices to hear the splendid songs and
Ihe excellent muslu iendere.1. The
name of the organization is the Jubi
lee Singing Circle.
Miss Fuschia Miller, daughter of
Mr. W. L. Miller, the editor of the
Nashville Globe, is now connected with
the stenographic department of the
National Baptist Publishing Boards
She bean active duties on the first
ofthe month. Miss Miller belongs,
tri'young society element of the city
and her home has been the scene of
many social fetes. '
Church. (His business sessons passed
oft' amicably. The devotional oxcr
cifes were conducted by tho Bishop.
His spiritual lite imparted fire to
each exercise. On Sunday at 11 :imi
a. ni. he reached his climax in
preaching a great, intellectual, soul
st'rring, spiritual sermon from the
glorious words of the Acts of the
Apostles, chapter 17, verse 18, "And
Paul preached Jesus and the Resur
rection." The Conference brought to us mnnv
Intellectual men of the rare in the
persons of Bishop I. B. Scott, Drs. S.
M. Utlev. I. (iarland l enn. J. C
Sherrill. K A. White. A. 13. Hughes,
C. H. Wilson and several others.
and love of country, a love all the
more wonderful because denied emolu
ments. They bonelitted by the vigor
ous training and strict descipline.
Tho exercises honoring these men
wore presided over by President Me
Kinzie who has endeared himself to
the Afro-American citirenry of the
city because of his firm faith in their
past progress and his optimistic fore
cast of their future greatness. The
prido and earnestness as Captain
Bouttee, Lt, Mash, Lt. Proctor and
Lt. Cameron told of their experiences
can not bo described in words. Tho
applause was doagenlng as each officer
declared that they were glad to hold
commission sin the Army of this
great country not becauso of personal
The National Equal Rights League
-ongrntulates the nation upon the fact
'hat the basic principles of the govern
ment, human eiuality and human free
dom, have been applied with increas
ing comprehensiveness to those races
which make up seven-eights of our
population; and It declares that the
Belonging as I do to a patriotic
order 1 answer the summons to at
tend "a very important meeting."
Imagine my surprise when I found
that the "important matter was the
consideration of forming a hmo
guard to protect the white PwPle
against the Negroes when the whuo
ROGER WILLIAMS SINGERS UN
DER THE DIRECTION OF MRS. A.
M. TOWNSEND, WIFE OF PRESI
DENT TOWNSENDj HAVE COM
PLETED THEIR ANNUAL TOUR.
The Tour Made a Memorable Epoch
in the History of Roger Williams
Dr. S. L. McDwell o Y. M. C. A.
Meharry auditorium was well lin
ed Sunday October l.Mh, with the
One cf the characteristic features profit, but because of the credit that ,
of the possion was the admittance to will nccrum to Afro Americans -yet :
the Conference of the Rev. C. M. I unborn.
T.awrene. B. 1)., and Dr. J. II. Wal-i Patriotic songs sung in tho ture
tors, 1!. S.. B. D., who are natives of i Fisk spirit were very much enjoyed.
Jamaica. Brit'sh West Indies, and 1 President McKonrie and Prof. Fish
are students ol' medicine at Mc'iarrv er responded to the addresses. In the
M'edlcnl CoPe-e. Dr. Lawrence win j company of officers were several
an Elder of the Baptist. Church ot , graduates from oilier institutions who
Boston, Mass., and a irradnato from enjoye i ( lie exorcises.
Calalar Cullcre. Jamaica, and is in
Four years Rgi when the financial student body, members of the fat-ul-condltloii
of Roger Wi liams was dis- iy and friends from tho city to hear
tism of our governmental admintra
'ors and of our follow white Americans.
Hoyci and ror. w. j. iiae During f.. withdrawal of those
the dav Mrs. Nnnier was able to v s t. '.i,
each of the polling places, usln1; h.v
own car. The cars tendered by these
patriotic citizens, assisted .g-eatly in
theierformancejof the work.
When seen by a Qloe reportei
after. the Registration, Mrs. Napie
said: "I feel most graceful to those
who assisted in this great wo-k be
cause of their ready acceptance of
the service, their prompt appearance
at the designated pines a1'', tha ex
cellent manner in which they per
formed their work. At several of the
registration place's the colored-workers
were called upon to instruct the
white ones, and at but fewTlaces th'
colored registrars were asked to take
the people as thev came. I am
deeply grateful for the work done by
the field workers. The yom la 'its:
of Fisk University, under Prof. mI
bray, did excellent work as did rlsnj
the workers from Walden and Roer
Williams University anl tho. A. and
I. State Normal Our women are now
the Colored Contingent of the Na
tional Council of Defense and remain
ready to serve till the close of the
"During the following, two weeks
blanks for registration will be at the
Defense Headquarters, the Y. M. C.
A. and the ,. Colored library. Now
that this movement is., better under
stood and it is realized that the wom
en are responding to the call-of-o r
country and are giving such a liitle
as' compared with what the men are:
giving, I am sure that our women ,
will not withhold their small contri
The following women served as re-
.glBTars: East Nashville: 17th Ward:
iMIss Ada C. Bay top, from Roger Wil
.'Hams. 1Sth Ward, M'ss Ruth M. Gil
bert, Roger ' Williams. ;19th Ward,
'Miss O. J. LIschey, Roger - Williams.
10th Ward, Mrs. Eupcna Prbo, Ro
per 'Williams. 20th Ward, Mrs. M.
'.'W, .Gilbert, Fo-er Wiliams. 23rd
Ward.- Mrs Leone.. J Hampton, Ro-
ger Williams. ' - '
' VSest Nashville! 8th Ward, Mrs. M.
V; Ebirtto. ,flth Ward, MrS. J. A. Me
Millanj, Miss Marion siTdadley, Mrs.
Polndoxter. 10th Ward, .Miss V. L.
'Moore, Miss .Lady E Phillips, i- ll'th
"Ward, P'- M. E. Coleman. Miss M. E.
prin- ,,oUco.l nt'mnil p-ivinc a c.onvprsntion
uipiea iiuiu me umm eigiiiu ui iiiv pup-
illation Is a challenge of the pa'rio
The legalised killing which Is called
"rar always renuires justification.
When national self preservation is not
pleaded, only moral principles and
enuity can be. The entrance, there
'ore. of the U. S. A. offenslvelylnto
'he most terrible war in history and
-"e in the other hemisphere, can he
lustifled only by vouchsafing freedom
and equality of rights to all citizens
of the United States regardless of the
incidents of race or color over which
fhey have no control. Likewise all
true patriots should lay aside hatred
(Continued on page 5)
Sissle. ?lst Ward, Mrs. E. R. Jefer
son. s'ndent from Fisk Unlversl'y
25th Ward. Mrs. W. J. Ha'e, stu'ent
from the Norma'. Miss Wright, stu
dent from, the Normal. M:ss Tuck
and student fro-i the Normal.
North Nashvi'le: 1st Ward, Mrs. S
W. Crosthwait and student from Fisk
University. 1st. Wfrd, Mrs. I. B.
Scott. Mrs. P. S. Whi'e. ?u1 Ward.
Mss L. E. Cashln and strdent from
Fisk. Srd Wa'd. Mrs Ceo. E. Haynns,
Mrs. H, A. Poyd, 'Mrs. G. E. Wh'te.
4 th Ward, Mrs,. D. Wel'in"tin B9-ry,
Miss Maria Coombs. 4th Ward. Mr-i.
M. H. Flowers, Miss Ju'la Wiili-ms
fith Ward, Mrs. P. R. Eurhis, Mrs.
South Nashville, l9th .Ward, Mrs.
A. W. Brown, Miss A. B Sniith. 13th
Ward, Mrs. M E. Mi'ei and stude-n
from Wa'den. Mth Ward. Mrs. E. A.
White and's'udent from Walden 15th
Ward, Miss E. M. Hester anl student
from Wnllcn. Kith Ward; Mrs. M. E
Cray and student from. Walden. 2?n
Ward, Mrs. F.-E. Da-" s in and student
from .Walden. fith Ward, Misi M. E.
Braden and student from Walden.
! 7th Ward, Mrs. L. M. Brumfleld anl
I Mrs. F. G. Smith, i Mrs. H. T. Noal
: limf Mrs. J1. A. Lester with a gao l.
I corps of assistants did .field work ,
were gone and had left their families
behind thetn. I
A prominent member of one of the '
churches in course of the fiery talk '
of the evening declared that there were
"no good niggers but- dead niggers" ;
and when I protested a prominent
citizen made a speech trying to en
lighten me as to the worthlessness
of the Negroes of the place. I simply
replied that I had among my friends
The test was selected from the
Cospel of St. Matt "Watch." In
has characteristic plain manner Dr.
Poyd led his hearers step by step
through personal home-like exper -ences
from the simple things of this
life to the more Intricate things seen
only by the eye of faith. He pointed
out the home life of the ordinary
young man where the strong hand oi
the Mtliev joined wtin me loving th(j I)al)tist church of Fostervllle.
care or uie li'l'U lliotnur u u ue mv;
untutored feet of the umb tious son
or daughter to college days when
the restraints of home and loved
ones were left behind and even to
pro'iiration for the mission fields 'n
I'r. Walters ro'eivod an nprolnt
mont to pastor at S'irii"i'cld. Ter.n.
llo is a man of great musical (nulli
fications nnd on his own inlt. n'ive
conducte dthe choir throughout tho
: session. With the help of Mrs. J.
j II El I is, wile of District Sttnerinton
('cut, of the NumIivI'Io District, I'cvs.
H;'l. Mitchell, Cordon. Kohastian,
i Mrs. Drwer and others the Howard
Chapel (dioir rendered first class mu-
; sic on Sunday.
I Faily the sessions were lanrely nt
! tended. On Saturday Rev. Carter
and h's congregation of Peclairu
Chapel fed the members of the Con
ferenc;. Over no hundred and thir
ty persons nte at. the t.ountenuH tables
which were spread In tho ice cream
parlcr o fthe Rev. Jenkins, pastor of
treeing with the growing institut on's - '",'y - TV.
larger proportions, and the resources K . 0l- tll0 National Baptist
peoplo should enlist and the colored I could not meet the demands of the tu.; ialiin;
people stay at home. Affidavits were school; with new buildings to be pain
fnr fhn nnlnrlpa nf tfinchers to be
overhead between two irresponsible provided, and a student 1 o ly to take
colored people in which they were care ofi tnes(, things bore heavily
gloating over their prospects for a' unon the president. The crifis had
good time when the white people como The clouds of despair were
lowering. The way was dark. Mrs.
Townsend and eight young men ana
women volunteered to hand them
selves together and sacrificed their
time in school to go ct and raise
funds for the school. Their first trip
covered about two hundred miles. The of the loud mother to gu ue me , B JoilUills is a broad hearted
next year West Tennessee was cov- ""tutored feet of the amii tious son . ontlcman. mMy rCspected by ninny
ered. The following year Tennessee, or daughter to coiiego uas wnei an(, 0,.enou llis ),HI,tnhlo doors to
Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, the restraints of home and "eule niemUer8 f t)e conference and
Illinois. MlsBonri nnd Indiana The fol- ones were lei t behind and even to . . . , n w.llfn,.M nli iov.
men whom I highly prized who were lowing year (spring and summer of tho professh mil school where each I Rey ni,,n,n,tv always on hand for
black and prophesied that when the 1917) the greatest ofi all trip3 was young man is rea'.ly his own master any emergellf.v
time came the race to which they completed, when from Florida to the and tew if any dare to suggest re-i Sundav wa(j u 1,1, nay neve. nun
belonged would be found in the front Great Lakes, from east to west they ( straint. , ' dreds of peoplo from everywhere
rank as Patriots. I left in disgust at went, making history and s'ng'ng the ieve the man of experience that ; vIsjte,i our town t0 I sten to the mas
having been caught at a Ku Kdux Klan merits of the greatest living monu- lie l8i tie preacher exhorted the torflll Fera,rns preached In tho dif-
meexing n noi in name, in spiru. in ment or megro seit-peip-uoger wn-:youll(, nien first to watch themselves foront pulpits by the able men of the
uaiiiioucu iiHuis uiuvHiBoy. I timt thnc rto not fall Into bad nanus; ' rfn..,,Q
The tour was not only eventful, but Sfiecn(li t0 watcn thell. olose friends) M tbe plosin seslon of the Ten
inspiring, enjoyable fld profitable. , t, ma not lead thom into , mreren(.e of the M. K
me .ast was a real ten ot tieir, ,,,,,, mn.. ...-i. thPil. lives', ,. .7i.i.i i,-,i,i hn
:ll, It nua iuvi i-w ii', m
e-t annual conferem'e at Nashville.
Inn.l nil.,ll r,l. rrl, r'Ut BlgUB VI UIO U'.ra "v., j , IQiloWinif ' IIIIIIIIIIIKIIIH Ul
cago and Milwaukee found them not' 'wiit by oxpenen,
nnlv adentn in rpnrlorin ff inhiipo nni9 I The discourse was well received,
at the Metropolitan Hall I went. It but also in interpreting the heaviost and many were heard to commend rerinte- dent; Anes ,and Lewlshurg,
was held in a fine hall owned by col- operas. the latneriy aumonuion
ared people, situated in the heart of By request, while in Bos'on they
the city and in a block which was oc-i sang before the "L" Art Dramatlque'
the town where this
colored people are paid meager wages,
have onlv half vear of schooling and
other like treatment all around. j
The next morning I left for another '
town on a busines strip and having
.earned at the hotel where I was stay
ing that there was to be a mass
patriotic meeting for colored people
lihilllv T)l iiiiIIiikfiu nt N Vmll " "' . ., , Ulllin.ll,
Tr . Dk , a T ut t i and third, that they may watcn tne
Boston, Philadelphia, Buffalo. Cleve- , .. .. ... ' t,, .i,
:upied by a Negro Bank a Stocking
manufactory owned by the colored
people and run by them a garage
ind other buildings owned by the col
ored people. The meeting was pre
jided over by a Fisk Graduate the
?rincipal of thecolored schools of
Club. The program was composed!
principally of operas, closini with the,
popular quaret rom Eegoletto, by Ver
In Milwaukee, WTis, through the in-'
vitation of Mr. Wal'er Stearns, a
,1-anllhir nl!(A 1 1.
vt.ui.iw vi"c:i, a mm ueuu was,: a.
. . j i j. . . ,, - greatest aiieutii-u. i
un tne pianorm were ine luyuo Bi kers as gussis or tne mopt,n r,f ,,. Alumni
'fayor, the P. M. the Editor, of the
Daily paper and other leading ctti
ens wljo each in turn spoko after the
'oung colored men of the town had
In large numbers Individually de
jlared their readiness to enlist Under
It Is needless to add- that the
. ecnnd eve.iing was more to my mind
han tho first and that I was glad to
Irid in Florida a. thriving city where
he -Ne-jro has achance, his fine places
if business patronized largely by white
people and -homos that indicate pros
perity.. . .- . - .. . '
City Commercial Club, which Is made
up of the leading men ot Milwaukee.
As a result of the impre-sl an, made
by tha singers, President Town-end
received i large, FUbstant'al crrcK.
Not only was tha tour profitable, but
i enjoyable. Tritis of r.l-nnrn v. m-r.
pi "en the singers by Dr. Townsend to designated J,rs
Atian'ic city, Coney I land, L n;
Beach, Niagara Fall; Windsor. fh?r
n an Pass and Pike's Peak. The lux
ury of the great lakes' steamers
was auaea enjoyment
Activities in the Classes Meharry
Aside ffcom the routlco work in
the clasei and-tho return of many
Scphomorei, Muniors and dignilied
Senlcr:i. Meharry Day claimed the
0'ie year airo last May, some day In
Tcto' er each year was sot aside as
"Meharrv Day." Last year this dav
Tbs oi served in ro"no tion with Me
harry Fie'd l ay. The special com
r'it.lco' havi:i' chor.ro or this dav
E. A. Ford ni
i e.-iai ncnt cna on asi wce.t miw
canvassed tuo four .clas.'C3. . Her
orfcrts remlted In -cash paid
in bund. Mrs. Ferdo as ', ienre3enta-
t've of the committee wishes to ex
Rov. E. II. O'iver, pastor of War
ren Methodist Episcopal Church of
Atlanta, Ca. was in tho city this
week. Dr. Oliver is a graduate of
('amnion Theological Seminary a"d
has a host of friends in the city, lie
spent. Thursday mlnif'lng with Ins
friends and left immediately for At
lanta. plied; McMinnv'lle. J. A. Moore. Mu
Muinvil'o circuit. II. P. Bol.ner.
Miiohcllville, J. M. Iltidd'eston ; No:fi
Lebanon, to be supplied: Sparta, J. S
Nn ice; Snarta cic-jit, to be SiJipiiPd;
Stonewall, to lo supplied; Tullaho
iiiii, J. W. Sebastian
Memphis District W. R. Sniith,
superintendent; A'amo. T. B. Black
man; Atoka, A. L. Nelson; Bing
hamton, S. P Walker, Capleville, K.
D. Taylor; Dyersl urg station, II. J.
Mered th; Friendship circuit, Wil
liam Harris; Galloway. II. W. Hurdl
er; Humboldt, C. U Fields; Kenton,
J. S. Sydnor;! Martin, R, A. Dow
ell; Mason, J. O. Dixon; Memphis,
Centenary, T. W. Davis; East End,
supply, WiHiam Jorei; Warren Mem
orial, 11 P. Gordon; North Memphis,
J. E. Ford; Union City and Sharon,
J. If. Hughlctt.
Nashviilo District.!. H. Ellis, su-1-er'ntcndent;
Ashland City, G. A.
Hill;. Brentwood, W. B. Crenshaw;
Br'ervllle, to be supplied; Cainville,
.1. W. Lewis; Dilton, J. U Cray;
Flat Rock, to bo supplied;Mnrfrees
boro circuit, J. T. PatilloiNaslivll'e:
Braden, D. f. Burch; Clark, W. K.
Sto'diens; Eleventh Avenue. S. M.
Strayborn; Gordon, J. W. Satterfield;
Huliiard, J. H. C. Barham; Feay,
F N. Collier; Smyrna station, Miles
J. W. Wni'e; Clifton, W. C. Travers: wiliams; Tiunipson cnaiiei, 10 do
Crmi'erland Furnace.-S. P McDnna'd: supilted: Nolensville, W. E. Mitchll;
Dickscn, J. W. Richmond; Dover, to She'bvville, Azariah Ransomo; Sbel-
be supplied; Fnrmlnton andu'otcrs- byville clirciiit, K. v. trougiass,,
bur'.', E. J. Reldick: Franklin and Springfield, J. II. Walters; Snring
Srrinhill, A. B Thompson; Law- field circuit, to be supplied: Stone's
roneebiinr and West. Point S. T. Mil- River circuit, to bo suppl ed.
lor: Lexington, to be supplied: Mans- Special appointments J. C. fher
Te!d and Paris, W. S. Johnson; Mt. rill, f'eld secretary board of foreign
I'lcnsr-nt, lo suppled; Savannah missions, mcmbar S'eay quarterly
circuit, to be su'iplie;l; Kelma cir-1 co"ferenro; S. M. UUoy, prorescor In
cuit, C!. A. Satifcrd; ' Snringvlllo, tohvnlden University. mem' er of
h.i Pi.pplicd; Waynes! oro, to be sup- Thonuon enamel quarterly conioreace;
ore' .1. P. Price,
Cumberland River District E. J. I rrcniV-or
preaidiers were announced:
Central D' strict J. B. Booth,
Ci'lhrie sir er'ntendent; Alexandria,
S. M. Carm'chaul; ciierry Vallov, W.
L.- Lenton; Cookcvil'e ai'd Algo-d,
i t e'- l-cr; l.'e-hr 13. K.
Cnrter: Gallatin. J. D.- CUavis; Cor-
d-inrvll'e William Xeal; ltartsvlil
II. !'.. Ervin: l.oha.inu, T W. Job
Thom-'S'in chapel quarterly
conferoni o; Edgar Hall and C. M.
1 ,-i.v ao'if e left without an appoint
ment to ill tend ono of the schools.
Disho-i F. M. Bristol of Cliatfanocr
rri rvo'ded over te conference
to', To'cates to tin conference ex
it 'prosed h'pli uprrecl
elation of tha bos-
son. I o' ancn circuit. A. D. BMtler;. pllility and cccrtoiis . treatment
Then the tour wan' evangelistic foi tend than';s to tho members-Ot the Liberty, J. ' F. Noal; Livingston, to, which they received at the hands -of
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Id supplied; Manch'ar, to Le suu- the'-people ot Tullahcma.
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