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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITYTHE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1917.
50TH SESSION A.
M. E. CONFERENCE
"MOTHER CONFERENCE" AT
2ATI0N PERFECTED CITY
j( The fiftieth session of the
E. Church met WdnesdavJL,1'
in historic St inhn "ku1",01"6 ,
uuiuer conierence ' of the A
"ion inthtCh f edenomin-,
The ministers and delegate;
)V arrive Tuesday, a number of whom ltThe com",ltteo was usnered lnt0
wtere candidates for admission into' assembly room of the Commer
thp conference and the examining cial CIub' where tlley waited the ar
' committeemen. The delegates are rival of the Secretary of the Treas
b?ing cared for by all the churches of 1 ury- Hon- J- c- Napier, Ex-Register
the denomination in the city, al-1 f the Treasury, who is personally
Chough St. John is bearing the great- ' acquainted with Mr. McAdoo, acted
er snare. The conference was opened
With the Usual reliciniia nor.l,.. i
embracing the delivery nf hp otiid nprannaiiv in'paph r0,,r0aentn. :
nual sermon hv rb
and the admlnlBtStlon nf thp t '
these exercises by tl, .Si :
I j A. jji valuing
eiaers of the conference, Rev. G L
Jackson, F. W. Gardner, J. L. Ed
wards and W. H. Porter, and
The conference was organized by
electing the following clerical force:
lne bishop announced the follow
ing committees: State of the Church,
L. J. Johnson, C. H. Boone, H. L. P
Jones B. A. Baley; State of the
Country, W. H. Young, U. S. G
J- B. Foxall. A. L. PInkston;
Presiding Elders' Support, J. A
Jones, J. D. Sinclair, G. W. Hodge
and Presiding elders; Judiciary, H.
L. P. Jones, C. C. Campbell, S. L.
Howard, W. A. Anderson; Admission,
J. A. Jones, A. Whitworth, W L
Ledford, J. M. Newsome; Dollar
Money, J. H. Smith, S. J. Howard, M.
E. Jackson, W. A. Anderson, N
Smith; Public Worship, F. W. Gard
ner, G. L. Jackson, Sr., I. J. Ed
wards W. H. Porter. J. H. Smith
The following constituted the con
ference Board of Church Extension
I. J. Edwards, F. W. Gardner, G. L
Jackson, V. H. Porter, Gasto, Burges"
Henry Kirby. Board of Education:
J. A. Jones, L. P. Johnson, G. W
Martin, C. H. Boone.
A public reception was tendered
the ministers and delegates Wednes
day night at which time a highly en
tertaining program was rendered,
consisting of welcome addresses by
local citizens of the diflerent profes
sions and rare musical selection!, hv
some of the best talent of the city.
jn me city enureses of the A. M.
E. denomination are contributing to
the entertainment of the conference
by serving dinner each day at the
church. No dinner will be served at
the church on Sunday. The dele
gates will take their dinners at their
regular lodging places.
' It is very likely that the visiting
ministers will fill the various pulpits
during the Sabbath, not only of the
A. M. E. Churches but of most every
denomination. Those pastors who
desire a preacher assigned to hia
church for the Sabbath will annlv to
me committee on public Worship not
later than Saturday morning.
Conference will probably adjourn
.Monday night, at which time the ap
pointments will be read out.
There is already some considerable
talk of some prominent men being
transferred out of the conference,
and others being brought in to take
their places. This will mean that
there will be a shake-up in the Nash
ville pulpits. There is also
ISi nrpgv.eMr'!!.gu0nf8 thua.1
the complexion of the bishop's cabi
net win undergo quite a radical
ychange. In this event some of the
present presiding elders will be as
signed to certain Nashville leading
The following persons, represent
ing different professions, institutions
nd organizations, appeared on the
- program at the reception Wednesday
On behalf of the citizens, J. C.
Napier; St. John Church, C. B.
Webster; Schools, President tr. J.
Hale; Interdenominational Minister
ial Alliance, Rev. W. R. Step' en :
' Business Men, W. D. Hawkins;
Ladies' Auxiliaries of the St. John
Hattie Cartwright; Professions. Dr.
I. H. Hampton; A. M. E. Ministers'
Alliance, Kev. W. A. Anderson.
. There are about two hundred min
isters and delegates In attendance,
besides a large number of visitors
who usually attend these gatherings.
It la thought that the appointments
will be read out Monday night at St.
John Church where the conference
Is being held.
REV. SLAUGHTER MEETS
While returning from the meeting
of the Executive Board of the state
convention, Rev. John Slaughter, a
member of the National Baptist Pub-
lishing Board, met with a very pain
ful accident. It occurred at . iLake
Providence on the Nolensville Pike.
He with a number of ministers, was
walking down the pike, when a man , State Convention. These two state
, approached on horseback, running conventions, according to what was
over Rev. Slaughter. It is said Rev. learned at' the headquarters of the
Slaughter's leg iwaa broken near the National intistt Publishing Board,
ankle. Iter. Slaughter was rehioved have oiaunch representations of tno
by some of the friends to a nearby Baptist denomination and Dr. Boyd's
'house and medical aid was called, j tour at this particiuli- time is re
He was kept there all nteht and re- warded as significant. The Buck
moved to his home in the city the Elve meaple hold their meetings at
net morning by his eon. A number Cleveland and it is understood that
of the 'friends have expressed their, they gave Dr. Bovd a rousing recen
sympathies and called constantly up- tion. After tlie adjournment of the
no him. meeting he went to Columbus, where
MISS FANNIE MAI TOLLY CALLED
to nwnstnRi nm hpb sitwd
Mlaa Fannin TWai Tnllpv waa Pallp
to be at the-bedside of her sister,"
who took, suddenly ill. Miss Tollvel
has a hfit of friends in Nashville who
Wish her Sister a speedy recovery
40,000 CITIZENS OF NASHVILLE
REPRESENTED MUCH IN
FORMATION GIVEN FARMER'S
LOAN BANE DISCUSSED.
Fourteen representative citizens
frmei1 en,".tIve! Lnt0 emlttee i btahop the urch, and has charge
"Presenting the forty thousand Nejof what is known as the Ninth Epis-
ernes of Nashville, and ral ed on
at the Commer-
I e'nl Cliih Tnesdav at thrpp thlrtv m'.
as chairman of the committee and I
Hmlteaman Mr MlpAdnn ivna Intrn. '
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I r 1Tfnd1ei1 1 "" After
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pectally interested In the Negroes or . The following visitors were intro
the United States and that he admlr- duced: The Rev. A. P. Gray, D. D.,
ed their industry, loyalty and devo- of Murfreesboro, the president of the
tion. He paid a 'hih tribute to those executive board of Turner College at
employed in the Treasury Depart
ment at Washington and stated he
felt sure his administration saw a
larger number employed In the de
partment than during its history. The
burden Of his address, however, was
a full explanation of the validity of
a government bond. He Ndec'ared
that a government bond was better
than money in the bank, better than
u.. .,..., ... . u.m, rv i
a note on the government better ,
than a savin ss account. In fact,
McAdoo labored earnestly and yet
interestingly throughout the address;.!
to unravel the knotty problems that
some had wanted, to surround the
Liberty Bond. After finishing with
the bond issue he volunteered in
formation on the Fanner's Loan
Band, saying that It was designed i
primarily to help the farmers of the
United States, irrespective of color.
"The Government of the United
States is looking as best it can aft
er the interest of every citizen and
we feel that the colored people of
the United States are eoln" to do
their Tart, their whole duty In uvery
respect, just as they have done in
the past, just as they are doing jn
the ipresent, just so they will do in
the future," he declared.
The personnel of the committee
was W. N. Sanders, secretary of the
Y. M. C A., Henry A. Boyd, assist
ant secretary National Baptist Pub
lishing Board; Dr. Geo. E. Haynei
Fisk University; iDr. E. B. Jefferson,
Mr. J. C. Thompson, C. N. Langston.
assistant cashier One Cent Savings
Bank; E. L. Price, Merchant Tailor;
A. N Johnson, undertaker; Dr. F.
H. Martin, J. C. Crawley, W. H.
Oden, real estate agent; J. C. Napier,
ex-register of the treasury, J. W.
Grant, attorney-at-law; Rev. W. E. K
llngton, pastor First Baptist Church,
East Nashville. While Mr. McAdoo
was much taken up, it 'being a busy
day in the city, the committee 'en
resenting the Negro citizens hod no
trouble in making the arrangements
for this conference. Secretary Mc
Adoo paid a high tribute to the Mu
saic Templars at little Rock and
inuk occaston to mention he was
presented with a fifty thousand dol-
aic Templars for the Liberty Bonds.
He said he felt it was perhaps one
of the most striking demonstrations
fo the loyalty of the people.
REV. J. A., SHARP IN OKLAHOMA.
After be'n? absent from the city
over a month, during which time he
toured southern Illinois and Ken
tucky, Rev. J. A. Sharp retured to
the city Monday morning. After
spending a part of two days he left
immediately for Oklahoma, where he
will ibe the guest of the Progressive
.BaptiFt state Convention, which is
to convene in Muskogee, and of
which the Rev. S. S. Jones, D. D..
is president. Dr. Sharp stated while
in the city that he would snend about
a month in the state, after which
ho would 'go to Clhiicago where he
would conduct a large teacher train
ing class that has been arranged for
Ihim and he would perhaps not get
barfi to Nashville before Xmas.
When asked whether he intended to
conduct another teacher training
class the coming winter he stated
he was and tlmt In all probability
it would be a record breaker.
R. H. BOYD IN THE NORTH.
During the week Rev. R. H. Boyd
has been visiting the state conven
tion in the Buok Efye State and this
week he is in the Quaker State at
tending the Pennsylvania .Baptist
he was the guest of Rev. Elbert VV.
're D D.. sending Sunday and
mahv t th rvhin panifai wih.n
Pittsburg he will be in charge ot
Pva .T O Anatln W TT f- Mpaaor
W. T. Hull with a number of other
staunch suamorters of the denomina-
tion. with which Dr. Bovd is Rn well
Identified, . -
T.AST TfM"WTCOX't mvrfTTlT-vrTr. I
A. M. E. CHURCH IN SESSION.
Special to the Globe:
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 18 One
hundred ministers and a number of
lay delegates, missionary women and
other Christian workers are in at
tendance at the East Tennessee Con
ference of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, which opened in
annual session at the St. Paul A. M.
E. Church yesterday morning.
The conference will be in session
until Saturday night, or perhaps
Monday afternoon. Bishop Benja
min F. Lee, D. D., of Wilberforce, O.,
is the presiding bishop of the con-
terence. Bishop Lee is the Benior
copal District, which includes the
states of Tennessee and Alabama.
The conference was organized with
the election of the Rev. N. B. Mor
ton, of Knoxville, as chief secretary,
and the Rev. A. E. Martin, of Tulla
homa, and I. T. Jefferson, of Chatta
nooga, assistants. The following
ministers were transferred to this
conference, and their names ordered
placed on the conference roll: The
Rev. D. H. Butler, D. D.. from the
, Mississippi conference; the Revs. C.
V- url?nt..and i- a- Gil1
C. Bright and J. T. Gilmore. D. D..
irom tne west Tennessee conierence;
the Rev. D. w f fc L
t rcv. A,D.
lrom lne "lessee confer-
bhelbyville; the Rev. J. H. Smith. D
D., pastor of St. John A. M. E. Church
Nashville; the Rev. J. I. Edwards,
presiding elder of the Columbia dis
trict; the Rev. W. H. Crews, B. D.,
Paducah, Ky., and the Rev. W. H.
Porter, presiding elder of the Shel
The following ministers are the
presiding elders of this conference:
Chattanooga district, the Rev
Turneri a Knoxville distrl
r1 n Tn-i.t. .u i
ifiot n, i i n.u
. v. uufilll, ""Willie "IS-,"
a' rmmn'i.'ih. .u'nftpr a'nmr'prlnff illness of about six
chnrnh wh tho i u
I .. a-. bUII.Cltlll,C IS UC"
In his address to the conference
Bishop Lee' admonished the confer
ence to be watchful and careful to
maintain the highest standard
Christian conduct by seeing to it
that no man be shielded in wrong
doing. He also urged that the spirit
of fellowship and help be -extended
to those ministers who have labored
in small-paying appointments.
The African Methodist Church is
the largest denomination in the
world controlled entirely by Negroes.
There are more than fifty annual
conferences located in the United
States, Canada, Africa and in the
West India Islands. The church has
.ourteen active and one ineffective
bishops. The A. M. E. connection
operates three weekly journals, one
quarterly review, two monthly mis
sionary journals and several depart--
uents which handle hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually for the
purpose of educating the Negro race
and for keeping alive the work of
missions in home and foreign fields.
The connection operates more than
twenty universities and college?
throughout the country and in Africa
for the education of the Negro. The
church school for Tennessee is locat
ed at Shelbyville, and is supporter
Dy tne three conferences in Tennes
see and donations from the educa
tional department, with headquar
ters at Waco, Texas.
The finance committee of the an
nual conference, being the most im
portant committee in the conference,
is elected. The blshon annoints all
The annual sermon was preached
by Dr. D. H. Butler, the pastor of
Warren Chapel, Chattanooga.
A welcome reception was tendered
the conference last night, when ad
dresses were delivered bv Mayor Lit
tleton and others, which were re
sponded to by Bishop Lee.
Dr. J. G. Robinson, assisted by the
presiding elders, administered the
sacrament of the Lord's supper to
the conference and congregation! at
the morning session. The afternoon
was given over to taking in of re
ports of the, pastors.
DR. CLARK IN TEXAS.
Rev. O. H. Clark pastor of the Mt.
Olive Baptist Church, left the city
Monday in the Ohio capital. Wlhile
tour through Texas He made hs
first sto pin Memphis, where he was
tie guest of Rev. Mr. Nightengale
the pastor of Old Beale Street Bap
tist Church. iFrom Memphis he went
direct to Little Rock, the home c
Drs. Robinson, Gaines and others
and then over the Sunshine Special
to Houston, Texas. While in the
state he will be the guest of the Bap
tist General Convention, the largest
state convention among Baptists in
the United States, presided over by i
Rev. L. li. Campbell, whom the Bap.
tists declare is one of the greatest
organizers of the country. Rev. Mr.
Clark will deliver several sermons at
the -convention in Houston, after
which he will visit Galveston, Austin.
San Antonio, Waco, Dallas and Fort
Worth. The message of the death
of hie grand'dawglhteT reached him
.while he was on the train en rout
and he wired full instructions as it
I was impossible for him to return in
itime for the funeral. .
DR. J. E. HURT RECEIVES COM
MISSION. Dr. James Eldridge Hurt of 1520
Goode Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., one of
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and is awaiting further orders.
committee consists t D H. Butler, served until her health gave way. Tne first year of service the order in this IZ "?Z r use wel ev
J. M. Rrnwn n ninobhuvn w t i m.- u- t.. i ....!..... it - - .... . urgen nis nearers to use
rJ. -I j " i""" iei" u uiub wo jurisdiction win oe mucn improveu, tii ,0nto,i ml aian
uciiuy ami rroi. 11. a. IJOUgiass. hest knmvn in that nectlnn nf Tllin- hmh fin-inpla
WIFE "OF PIONEER BAPTIST
PREACHER REACHED A RIPE
OLD AGE CITY AND ALL BAP
Death claimed Mrs. Nelson G.
Merry at the family residence Thurs
day morning. The news
....uupbiioui i..e tuy ran.u.y, a.iumunity. From White Station, they I
scores ot friends soon Ka.hnred jQllrneyed to Cordova. At this!
around the grief stricken fam ly. Mrs. placo Slr A D. Cockrill and James1
Merrv was the wldmv of the l, u.. . I
Kev Nelson G Merry the or aaizer
iev. itist-u j. ueiijr, mtj ui . a.UAUi
of the Spruce Street Church. Her
husband preceded her by a namb r ol jtnev were entcrtaincd at dinner by
yert.s She was retr ied as one ot :sir chas 0 Hwl At eacn of the .
the pioneer baptis. women oi the , towng Inentioned important matters
Lone War Mate. It was it her home pertaInlnB t0 tho weKare of the order
that the first money was raised fjrwero u,HCUMod wltn entire 8atisfac.
tho furcliuse oi a Bap.ist o.iu.c.i. ! tion t0 all. Tne mcmborBhlp ot these
The remains will lay in state n. the c()mmuniU(;g ,8 taking advantage of
family residence on Lighta avenue, tho Uhr:, ,ii,,mo,,(in k
Church nt 2 o'clock
k bumiay a.ie.nj.)n.
This information was giv
afternoon to a Globe reporter, who'.
called on the grief-str.cken In 1 iiy.
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in me iunerai utrvices.
In making' the announcement, it
was made with a vle.v that the Uni-
form Rank, who had already arranged
for a service at this hour, wouu post
pone their sermon out of respect tor
the noble dead.
DEATH OF MRS. JOSEPHINE
A telegram announcing the death
of Mrs. Josephine Cousins reached
Nashville Wednesday morning. Mrs
Pnnulnn nnuispi nwav at hpr hnnii In
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'norainr in at n-sn nvinpir Tmsrtav.
mnntha Shp was evnecterl to visit
THE LATE MRS. JOSEPHINE
Wife of Mr. D. F. Cousins of Deca
ois. frineds in Nashville last June dur
ing the Sunday School Congress, and
naa aireany oeen eiec en as a neiegaie,
when she took suddenly ill and con-
tinued in poor health until her death.
&ne was me wne orivir. u. p. cousins,
one of Decatur's well known contrac
tors aa Dunuers. ror a numner or
vears she was secretary of the Dis-
REV. PRESTON TAYLOR
IN THE WEST.
St. Louis, Mo .For tho pa3t two
week8 Rev. Preston Taylor has been
in St. Louis conducting a series of
meetings under the auspices of the
cnristian churcnes or st. Louis. Tne ,
meet'ng had been planned Ion j
ahead of time and the arrangements
were finally consummated during the
Supreme Lodge. The Pev. Trior's
return was -heralded broadcast
throughout the city and not onlv the
members of the Christian church,
but scores of Tennesseans t00 ai(1"
vrntfge of the occasion ti le pres
ent at the ni?ht services, wHch wee
made all the more interesting fnm
the fact that Mrs. Preston Taylor
had charge of the music h nirht
onJ oncMnl Dnn bo nr.-
7 herdn with i !. 'cho-
rus. scoring a signal success at each
wne'e ne is on program to ae-1
liver an address in the interest ot
the colored members of te Chris
tian Church before the Kansas Ste
Convention which is composed entire-
! ly of whites. At this meeting he is
I to renresent the misslonairv and edu
cational phase of the work. He is
to spend some das in Kansas and
reUirn to Ms home in Nashville on
the 30th of the month. It is under
stood that Mrs. T-av'or will pecom-
vany nun uiroimnum tne trip aim
that on his return e will be given
a big ovation in this city by his
ciiurun people at nome.
Mrs. Anna Preston was in Snrdis
Sunday to 'see her daughter, Mrs.
Sallle Dlxson. Mr. Wheeler Miller
is bidding his friends farewell, he
is leaving to make his home in
Monkey Corner, S. C. Mr. H. L.
Fereuson and Mr.s Ferguson spent
thetday Sunda" with Mr. and Mrs
Dixson. Mrs. Simmle Grint is at
tTL111' s- C'
tending school in'Akln, S. C. Rev.
IHI1Q Mrs. iV. 1. 1 n,Omnson W
l" "'"W u,c.? aun anQ "ev
8BU " Mrs. joe
OF P. BOOSTER CAMPAIGN
WELL UNDER WAY.
DEPUTY FITE IN WEST TENN.
The great Booster Campaign re
cently launched has been the oc
casion of marked activity in Pythian
circles during the past few weeks.
In West Tennessee this activity is
During the recent visit to West,
the Field Deputy, Sir A. W. Fite.
met with several leaders and outlined
plans for much important work. In
company with Sir T. H. Hayes, Way
man Wilkerson, and L. E. Brown,
the Field Deputy motored to White
Station where the party was enter
tained hv Sir .1 I. rijirlr nnri T V
Waltnn twn livn nrlroa rf that
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,'lovn thf tourist a wont flirnotlv in (Via
thrlvne town nf nii.pv.i wh '
thp f.ivinfl Phnnonllni. onj n o m.or
snort Ume there wil, be ft marked
mvivuac lit UC1 111 IUD
Sirs J. II. Brown the efficient
0ran'l Master of Exchequer and L
the secretary of the En
dowment Board are to hold meeting
at White Haven, Sunday for the pur-
nncn r.t nKn.mln tin.,, lnfnHnnf t U
' nn , " ,, ,.
tion will be visited by Sirs B. M
Roddy, G. W. Williams, T. H. Hayes
and L. E. Brown.
A. S. Pyles of Milan will set up
new lodges at Milan, Lexington and
Trenton during the next few weeks.
Sir Pyles has been active in the order
for years and is now serving as Grand
Trustee as well as District Grand
Sirs John Bond and Frank
oo,l nf I1rnwnt..,l llo np ot n.rU p.
organizing Red Seal Lodge at that
sir. J. w. Lane who is a
member of the Pvthian Temple Com-
mission is shelling the woods in and
about Madison County. He has add
ed manv new members to the order
since the last Grand Lodge met in
A. D. Cockrill and Jas. Newby of
Rising Sun No. 1G!) are out to double
the membership of tint lodge this
year! In Knoxville, Sir. John Sing
leton has organized a new Lodge
At Rockwood, Sir John Liggett has
added a new number to the order
Sir. N. N. Reynolds, G. L. has set
up a new lodge at Moscow.
One of the most important events
pt Nashville during the last few
weeks was the visit of the Grand
Worthy Counsellor, Mrs. Cora E.
Burke. Her mission was in the in
terest of-the Pythian Temple Com
i mission. Tho meeting was a splen
Idid success in every particular. The
! conference was held in the office of
! the Grand Chancellor. Those pres
'ent were, Mrs. Cora E. Burke, Mrs. J.
A. Lester, Mrs. Clemmie White, Dr.
J. P. Crawford, G. C, Hon. J. C.
! Napier, Grand Attorney, Sir A. W.
: Fite, Field Deputy Grand Chancellor,
Sir. A. N. Johnson, Grand Trustee,
Sir T. Clay Moore, Grand Trustee,
land S. S. Caruthers, Sec.-Treas. of
Pythian Temple Commission. The
meeting was harmonious and every
representative was satisfied.
Throughout the state the interest
in the order is erowinsr. The p-ini-
paign now on ia causing those in-
terestert in the order to tike nn new
life. Through the activity of the
F old Denutv. much cood has alrendv
been accomplished and it is practic-
lly and numerically.
DEATH OF MR. ISAAC- MCBROOM. j Tn,g e thml?ht mlKi,t ariro
Ner.vs of the death of Mr. Isaac Mc-' ipr'ately be designated an age of ser-
tsroom on tne tir.ck Church Pine
reached the city Sunday morning.
The end came during the night Sat
urday, after a brief illness. Mr. Me
i Broom was the
son of Mrs. A. A.
Cowan, on Jefferson street, and
brother to Dr. Felix McBroom
Alabama, and Dr. A. H. McBroom, VPa. flf the school's history, the real
deceased. He was the oldest of all ,.,nt(r. .i,nsn In charge have been
the childreni and was well
thrnlMrhnnt thp. .cttv Thp funpral
8ervl(rOT were heW at t,1)e zion Bap.
list Church, Pev Jos. Keil, pastor.
A large number of his many friends p ,r(Mt nf $10nnn, all of which ha
were present at the funeral. The been p.d by this fnrmer Bt,-ent and
church was entirely too small to ac-hIs wlfei Dr pM Mra jPmeg w. An
commodate those present. Many , rtprson of nallas, Texas. Through
TP.qitmnnl'Jila nni rpn nrinna wprn
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ZTr Ta LVe cia 87f boys Thl
"Kld'Sind. at t
TWO MORE MEHARRYITES COM -
Advices from St. Louis, Mo., this
week are to the effect that Dr. Jas
Eldridge Hurt, a former Nashville
man ana a graduate of Meharry Medl-
cai college, who for a number of years
was superintendent of the Mt. Olive
Baptist Sunday School, has been com-
iiiiBBioneu. -in me unitei states Army.
Dr. Hurt's relatives reside in this
' citv. where bp la Well nnrl favniahlv
( known. He is also a graduate of
reari nign scnooi. Dr. Hurt was
recently married to one of Arkansas'
mst promising young women.
It was also learned that Dr. H. A.
TTnrrnt 1 1 anntha. llnUnv... nn..nn
was among the number commissioned
i made nn th ton Rt Tnta
who we e rtiu.,
b .uuod lu receive com-
Messrs. Ance Jones, Fred Hays
Oscnr A"fn' and Rinhir Ti rpp 'a
irost pleasant time out hintinir hick.
. ory nuts and walnuts Sunday. They
crried thir ''Vch wi h 'hem nl
were successful in gathering some
six or eight bushels.
ICES AT MEHARRY
ANATOMICAL HALL COMPLETED
DR. AND MRS. ANDERSON,
OF TEXAS, BENEFACTORS
October 19th was a great day in
the history of Meharry Medical
The dedication of the new Ander
son Anatomical Hall and the New
Dental Annex claimed the attention
of friends of this noted institution
throughout the cuy, mate ana na
tion. DistiiLfruis'liedi churenmen ana
educators were in attendance. Bish
wp Thomas Nicholson of Chicago ol
the M. E. Church, delivered the dedl
atory address. Dr. Thomas Jesse
Jones of the Department of Educa
tion of the National Government,
Washington, D. C, Dr. E. A. Mc
lBiwio Prpalflnnt Pink TlnlveTSltV.
o Keligion, Dr. Hani'bleton, actink
Dean of Vanderbilt Medical College,
Dr. E. A. White, President Wlalden
College, Dr. E. B. Chappelle. Sunday
School Editor, M; E. Church, South,
Bishop I. B. Scott. Bishop for Afri
ca, retired, Dr. J. D Hamilton, Treas
urer Board of Missions, M E. Church
South, BisOiop C. H. Phillips of C.
M. E. Church, Rev. Geo. W. Moore,
D. D., Rev. J. C. Price, visiting mem
bers of Congregational Council in
cluding distinguished men from
many states occupied seats on the
platform with Dr. G. Wv Hubbard
The Meharry Orchestra furnished
music for the occasion. Bishop
Scott led in fervent prayer. Because
of pressing engagement Dr. Thomas
Jesse Jones could not remain to
witness the entire program. He is
perhaps the best informed man in
the U. S. on education among Ne
groes. The program was slightly
varied and he kindly consented to
speak to the student body. Dr. Jones
paid a glowing tribute to the effi
ciency of the work done at Meharry
as shown by the representatives of
the ec1io1 in nl sld tioms. ,nfl tho
Tuntry. He eniiphasied that fact
that this character of tho wort. done
' ere by the direction and under the
wpervi'slon of Dr. Hubbar.l had pro
luced and developed the donors
whose gift made possible this occa
sion. He exhorted tlie student-body
to imbibe freely of tlie spirit of the
president of the inst.'tution.
The President, Fainulty, students
I and friends felt honored in having
go distinguished an l well informed
i educator to thus address them.
In the classification of colleges for
Negroes in his report for the U. S.
Government Dr Jones placed Mehar
ry as one of the three colleges doing
exclusive college work.
The dedicatory address by Bishop
Nicholson was a clear presentat'on
of facts and illustrations which
clearly showed that to have an op
portunity was no guarantee that an
Individual, race or nation would use
it. By illustration ho said that the
wealth of this country hal been
i imbedded in her
nla'ns and fertile valleys for aiies
, but the American Indian who once
I no,i it ..it ,n,i nt iTnnmvo h,R
j ' miortUnltv to develop it and the p-
I,.' If ' f thora wnlll(f
onie In anil talte possession.
The Nashville Banner thus describ
es the occasion:
Yesterday was nn especially haopy
dav for those interested In the prog
alrpSi nf Meharrv Medical and Dental
College. In this, the fortv-second
Thro'igh the generosity of one ot
its graduates a handsome and much
nppflprt hnildine has been erected at
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1 The services we-e conducted st 2
In'c'ock yesterday afternoon and we-e
held In the Meharry Auditor um. The
exercises were o"ened with the au-
rlience singing "How Firm a Founda-
tin " and a prmver was offered by
Bishop I. B. Scott.
pv. George W Hubbard, president
exercises and af'er giving a brief
R..etoh nf the lifc of p., t W. An
derson, the donor, and the history ot
the college fro m'ts beginning, he in
troduced several speakers, the first
of which was Dr. Thomas Jesse
Jones o the United States bureau
Dr. Jones snoke in the most elow-
!?g lTs nf the 'IrIK
tion, Dr. George W. Hubbard," and
..." .. ..... . t
rgei tne entire stuuent roav to no
ttrui to very idi for whic' Dr Hub-
Fubbard has fortv-two years of his
I life. He pointed out the geat work
Ithat tan be done by the graduates of
8"cn schools as doctors and nurses,
especially in this, the greatest cris's
the world's history, and Quoting,
"There is a balm in unead to ma"e
the wounded whole," he urged them
to become servants of humanity in
, (Continued on page 8.)
DEACON PORCH'S HELP-MEET
GOES TO REWARD FUNERAL
SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY
AT MT. OLIVE.
Imipressive indeed were the funeral
services held over the remains of
Mrs. Roxie A. Porch on Wednesday
afternoon at the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church of which she had been a
member for twelve years.
Roxie A. Porch was born July 15,
1865, in Oxford, Newton County, Ga.
She departed this life Monday morn
ing, October 22, 1917. fche was mar
ried to Charles W. Porch November
18, 1887. She professed a hope in
Christ twelve years ago at the Mt.
Olive Baptist Church. Her favorite
hymn was "On Jordan's Stormy
Baniig 1 Stand." She lived a consis
tent Christian till she was disabled
so that yie icouldl not attend her
church. She leaves a husband, one
sister, three nephews and a host of
friends to mourn her loss.
The following was the order of ser
Song "Asleep in Jesus."
Scripture Heading Rev. Henry A.
Son "Shall we gather at tb.9
Prayer 'Rev. S. L. McDowell, pas
tor First BaptiBt Church, 8th Ave.
Solo '"Angels get my Mansions
Ready' Mrs. Cora Jotr.Uin-White.
Obituary Rev. A. W. Porter, pas
tor 15th Ave., Baptist Church.
Remarks Rev. W. S. Ellington,
Pastor First ,BaptiBt I Tiu'.yh, Kasit
Ceremony iCourt of Calanthe.
(Resolutions by il.arijes' Auxiliary
R. R, Protective Association.
Remarks Mr. Humphrey Bow ring.
The following resolutions were of
fered and read:
THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SO
CIETY OF THE MT. OLIVE BAP
Whereas, The Almighty God in his
infinite wisdom hath seen fit to call
to her eternal reward, our beloved
and revered sister, Uoxie Porch, there
fore be It,
Resolved, That in the death of Sis
ler Roxie Porch, tho Woman's Mis
sionary Society of the Mt. Olive Bap
tist church has lost a charitable, loyal
and faithful member. Although an
invalid, she was ever eager and will
ing to lend her assistance to her
church. She was a devout Christian
Woman. She has finished her earth
ly career, and has entered the king
lorn of Heaven. God having judged
her work on earth.
Resolved, That we emulate the
Christian example of our dear depart
ed sister and that we tender to the
bereaved family our heart felt sympa
by in their deep grief and be it
Further Resolved, That a copy of
'heso resolutions be sent to her rela
tives, a copy be spread on the minutes.
wl a copy be published in the Nash
Mrs. Eliza Wilder, President.
Mrs. Olllo Cook, Secretary.
LADIES AUXILIARY OF RAILWAY
EMPLOYES PROTECTIVE ASSO
On the morning of October 22nd,
'he friends and acquaintances, re
ceived with profound sorrow, the in-
elligence of the death of Mrs. Roxie
Porch, the wife of Chas. W. Porch,
and ex-president of the Ladies' Auxi
Her career was one of great use
fulness and was closelv associated
with tho growth and development of
the Ladies' Auxiliary of Railway
Emiiloyees Protective Association.
Her life was one of great service
and her personal interests were, many
times, sacrificed to the good of her
So zealous and prominent was she
in matters pertaining to tho weUare
of the Ladies' Auxiliary, even now it
is difficult to realize that she has de
parted from the scenes of the living
and left us as silently as the sun light
departs from the hills.
She filled such a place in the public
view, the vacancy created by her
death is not soon to be filled.
It would be needless to recite, at
this time, the record of her public
usefulness. Her Christian and chari
table works are all around and about
us; her name will be treasured here,
and certainly her memory will re
main fresh with us and bo forever
cherished by those members of the
Ladles' Auxiliary Association who
"e'-e privilege! to be associated with
her, therefore be it,
Resolved that the members of the
Ladles' Auxiliary Association and
officials, being deeply impressed with
tbe loss sustained in the untimely
death of Sister Roxie Porch, desire 1
to record their esteem for the quali
ties that so distinguished her as so
noble a Christian character. Be it
Further Resolved, That a copy of
these resolutions be spread upon the
minntes of the Ladies' Auxiliary and
furnished to the family of the deceas
ed, and also the daily papers of this
Committee: Mrs. Emma Laws, Mrs.
Miirv W. T.nnp Mra. Annlp Tl.iwllno-
Mrs. Anne Cartnell, Mrs. Mollie Blan
ton. .CHUPCH OF THE HOLY T'NlTtf.
The Reverend E. M. M. Wright,
Priest-In-Charge. Services for the
twentv-flrst Sundav after Trinity..
Celebration of the Holv Eucharist at
7 o'clock. Mstins and sermons at
11 o'clock. Evening song and ser
mon at 8 o'clock.