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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY DECEMBER 21. 1917.
TKE PRIDE OF THE NEGRO BAP
TISTS OF THE UNITED STATES
HATI0NA1 BAPTIST PUBLISHING
BOARD AT NASHVILLE. TENN..
UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF
REV. R. H. BOYD. D. D.. SECRE
TARY AND FOUNDER. DOING A
Atlanta. Ga. More than twenty
thousand Sunday schools located in
every portion of the Vnited States
supported by their churches under
the denominatknal and race-loving
pastors have, so to speak, with one
accord, been favored with orthodox
denominational literature from the
only Negro Haptist Printing. Publish
ing and Book Binding establishment
In the Cnited States. The National
Baptist Publishing Board's plant lo
cated at Nashville, valued at over
$350,000.00, has demonstrated the
constructiveness of the Negroes of
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-Dr. R. H. Boyd, Founder.Se
oretary and Manager.
Above National Baptist Publishing Board, largest Negro business con
cern In the world.
the United States. It has been the
means of furnishing employment to
more than one hundred and fifty
members of the race. It produces its
own literature from the printer's
devil work up to the editor's desk.
The Negroes in this plant can oper-
ate and manipulate the most deli
cate and intricate piece of machinery
that has been thrown upon the mar
ket. Four mammoth Mergenthaler
I.inotvnn machines, nine printing
'presses, one of them with a capacity
lot over 10,000 quarterlies an hour,
j with every conceivable kind of book
binding machinery, makes it possible
I for this plant to give the Negroes
any thing in the printing line from
a postal card to a Bible, or from a
calling card to an encyclopedia. In
the last report of the secretary of
that institution, which was read be
fore the National Baptist Convention
that held its session in this city, they
showed that the operation of the
plant has been marvelous, that the
I results obtained have far exceeded
the most exaggerated predictions.
More perhaps than any other one
agency contributing to the plant's
success has been the guiding hand of
the venerable secretary, the Rev. R.
11. Boyd, D. n.. who is a product of
the days of shivery. He has been
often designated as "the giant oak
in the forest." "A Moses of his de
nomination and a boon companion
and a believer in the the "Little H.
Rev. H. A. Boyd. Assistant
F. D. and Unknown Baptist Preach
er." His "Boyd's Pastors' Guide"
that was adopted by the National
Baptist Convention when it met in
Richmond, Va., some years ago, with
his "Boyd's Church Record Roll and
Minute Book," are reported to be the
TORY AND MANUAL
IS THE FIRST AND ONLY GOMPEETE
book is over one thousand pages. Contains over five hundred photos of the
Calanthians of the United States, covering a period
Bound in Fine Gloth and Leather, Price $2.50
If you are a loyal Pythian or a Calanthian send your order at once to any of these three names, who are the compil
ers and historians: SIR S. W. GREEN, Supreme Chancellor, Pythian Building, New Orleans, La.; SIR JOS. L. JONES,
Vice Supreme Chancellor and Supreme Worthy Counsellor, 8th and Plum Streets, CincinSati, Ohio; SIR E. A. WILL
IAMS, Past Supreme Chancellor, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Do Not Forget if You Write a Letter of Inquiry, to
I most extensively used publications
of a standard make in the denomina
tion. i uito pure uapusL mrruiure,
set in type by Negroes, printed on
presses operated by Negroes, folded,
stitched and trimmed in a book
binding plant operated by Negroes,
written, edited, criticised and cor
rected by a competent force of Negro
editors and proofreaders, has left
no question of a doubt but that the
Negro Baptists have solved the prob
lem of the Negro's ability to produce
his own literature. The denomina
tion, irrespective of their personal
feelings, have, with one accord,
stood up for and are sending their
patronage to Dr. R. H. Boyd at Nash
ville, claiming as they do. that "He
has brought something to pass, we
will stand by the man and the in
stitution that has succeeded in giv
ing to the race and the denomina
tion to a plant worth the while, one
that gives our children employment I
And at the same time, gives to our
schools a Baptist literature produced
i by their own people." Chief among
the great supporters of the institu-'
I tion have been the so-called "R. F. D.
'preachers" and the "Little, I'uknown
The recent addition to the Nation-1
;al Baptist Publishing House plant at!
Nashville in the form of the instal
lation of new, modern, up-to-date
printing machinery hns also put them
in the fore-front of all the race pro
ducers. During the past year they
have turned out two of the largest jo
1 jobs ever bundled by a Negro print
ing establishment. One of the books
that was printed, run oil on the print-1
Ung presses and bound in this institu-!
tion was nearly 1200 pages. The late
Dr. Booker T. Washington was one
of its stauiu'hest supporters, and de
lighted on more' than one occasion,
to refer to the success of the insti
tution. When the Washington Party
toured Tennessee with their special
train, they wound up at Nashville
and it was the mammoth chorus
made up of the employees of the Na
tional Baptist Publishing Board who
.furnished the jubilee singing at the
great auditorium on that night.
They sang the songs written by Ne
groes, printed on presses operated
by members of the race, and Dr.
Washington spoke behind a pulpit
and used chairs made at the same in
stitution. i "Bringing things to pass, giving
hope to the race, opening the door of
opportunity for the Negro youth,"
has been one of the watchwords of
Rev. K. H. Boyd, the secretary and
founder of the National Baptist
Publishing Board, who operates the
National Baptist Publishing House
plant at Nashville, Tenn. Copied
from the Atlanta Independent Christ
We are having some very bad
weather this time when the Cemetery
news is reported. Mr. Walker Wind
row is still on the sick list. We hope
him a speedy recovery. Mr. John
Robert Marible spent the week with
his cousin, Mr. Eph Marible, Jr.,
and Mr. George Hatway, Mr. Clifton
Hall and sister, Miss Mattie, spent
Sunday with Miss Georgia B. Clark.
The announcement cards have been
received announcing the approaching
marriage of Mr. Eugene Coleman of
Chattanooga to Miss Jossie C. Orr,
which will take place December 30,
1917, at Stones River Chapel M. E.
IT IS A COMPLETE
Church, which will be a surprise to
many of the readers of the Sentinel.
Mr. Ike Cowan is still on the sick
list, also Mr. Jim Rankins, Mrs. Ella
Hudleston, Mrs. Llla Rankins. We
nope them a speedy recovery. Mrs. .
Martha Haynes, Miss Alice Washing- !
ton. Mrs. Lizzie Marible, attended
uiu uunui 01 ineir cuusui, aunuuy. pack ot cards and 1 11 satisty your
Miss Ada Howlin, who died Friday worship of purity of my intention
at the home ot her aunt, who lives and spreading the cards before the
near Smyrnaa. Rev. N. C. Crutcher Mayor he began with the ace. When
attended the burial of the deceased 1 1 see the ace, it reminds me there is
sister, also. Mr. Tom Marible is on j but one God; when I see the duce it
the sick list. The children are all reminds me of father and son; when
very busy planning for Santa Clans, 1 1 gee the tray. It reminds me of the
writing letters. Mr. Robert Marible j Father, son and Holy Ghost; when I
visited his friends in Murfreesboro, j see the four spot it reminds me of the
Sunday. Mr. Willie King returned four evangelsts that preached,
home from Nashville, recently and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;
reports Mr. Felix Haynes much bet- when I meet the Ave, It reminds me
ter. We are very glad to say that j0f the five wise virgins that trimmed
littye George Haynes. the baby of i their lamps there were ten but live
Mr. Haynes is much better. Mr. cf them were wise and five were fool
Burton Washington, Mr. George i isn an(i were shut out: when I see
Haynes, were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Marible, Saturday night, a
grand time was spent by the young
Mrs. Marible, Reporter.
RIVER SIDE N'OTES.
Since it has been two weeks since
you have heard from our little vil
lage verybody is doing well and are
preparing for a Merry Christmas.
Mr. Horny Stokes, who has been liv
ing in our neighborhood for eleven
years has moved to Rucker to make
his home with his daughter, Mrs.
Lizzie Coerton. Mr. Edgar Smith ot
V!ihvtll wis the ruest of his cons
1,'v. also Mr. Hutu. 'Lawrence was !
the Sundav evening guest of his
cousin, Mr. and Mrs. trail asn
ington. Miss Annie Malone is the
week-end guest of Mrs. Alice Charl
ton. Mr. and Mrs. German Brown
spent last Sunday with their parents
Hev. and Mrs. Walter
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sick with a cold, but is able to be '
a ag .i . M Burton Washington !
of Asberry was the guest of bis uncle j
nnd auntie. Mr. and .Mrs. nanK
Washington, Sunday, also Mr. G. W.
Homes and Mr. Kmmett Marible were
the guests of Mrs. Washington last
Wednesday. Mrs. Washington went,
to Asberry, Monday to see Mr. Wash
ington's nephew. Mr. Felix Haynes
was taken to Nashville, Monday even
ing to be operated on. Mr. Harvey
Stokes spent Sunday with Mr. John
Mrs. Frances Washington, Reporter.
THE MYSTERY OF A PACK OF
A private soldier by the name of
John Orton was taken before a mag
istral recently for playing cards
during divine service. It appears
that a seargeant commanded the
soldiers at the church and when the
narson had read the prayers he took
,o ovt Thnso whn had a Bible
took it out, but this soldier had
neither Bible nor common prayer
book, but pulling out a pack of cards,
he spread them before him. He just
innUoH t nno pnrrt and then at an-
other. The seargeant of the company
saw him. said. "John put up the
cards, this is no place for them."
"Never mind that," said John.
When the service was over the
constable took John before the
mayor. "Well," said the Mayor,
what have you brought this soldier
here for?" "For playing cards in
Well soldiers, what have
you to sar for yourself?" "Much sir.
I hope. "Very good if not I will
(punish you more than man ever was
i punished." "1 have been, said the
soldier about six weeks on the march.
I have neither Bible nor common
prayer book. I have nothing but aj
the six it reminds me that in six days
the Lord made heaven and earth,
when I see the seven it reminds me
that on the seventh day he rested
from the great work he had created
and hallowed it; when I see the eight
it reminds me of the eight righteous
persons that were saved when God
destroyed the world, viz.: Noah and
his wife with three sons and their
wives; when I see the nine it reminds
mo of the nine lepers that were
cleansed by our Saviour three were
nine out of ten who never returned
thanks; when I see the ten it re
minds me of the ten commandments.
l which God handed down to Moses on
tablets of stone;
when I see the King
it reminds me of the King of heaven
which is God Almighty; when 1 see
Queen it reminds me of the Queen of
Sheba, who visited solomon, tor sne
was as wise a woman as he was a
man. She brought with her fifty
bovs and fifty girls all dressed in
boys apparel, for King Solomon to
tell which were noys anu wnicu weie
girls, King Solomon sent for water
for them to wash the girls washed
to the elbow and the boys to the
Well said the Mayor you have
given a good description of all the
cards but one." "What is that?"
"The Knave said the Mayor. I will
give you honor a description of that
too if you will not be angry."
"I will not said the Mayor if you
do not term me to be the finave."
"Well said the soldier the greatest
knave that 1 know of is the consta
ble that brought me here." "I do
not know," said the Mayor, "if he
is the greatest knave, but I know he
is the greatest fool." "When I count
how many spots in a pack of cards
I find three hundred and sixty-five as
many as there are days in a year;
when I count the number of cards in
a pack I find there are fifty-two the
pack, representing the number of
there are twelve picture cards in a
number of weeks in a year; I find
mnntha in a vear and on
I he tricks I find thirteen the number
of weeks in a quarter so you see sir,
la pack of cards serves for a Bible,
almanac and common prayer book.
I Bv Mrs. Pearl L. Childress.
t it Is best to be wise sometimes be-
cause things will happen.
KEY MEMORIAL CHURCH.
Services were good Sunday morn
ing and night, two more Tribes cross
ed over into the Promise Land. Simeon.
Miss Bertha Green leader, reported
HISTORY EVER COMPILED
of more than huy years.
and 25 Gents for Postage.
Send 3 Cents in Stamps for a
$1.90 more making a total for the
Tribe of Simeon. W.46. We are sure
that Simeon, will make it over on
their next report.
Reuben, led by Mr. Martha Smith
bade farewell to the wildnead report
Sunday night In all raised. Levi,
led by Mrs. Lurara Nelson is no long
er in the wilderness she having re
ported Sunday night $2.25. Judah re
port $1.00 more making a total ot
$11.35 in all.
Asher made a strong pull coming
from $3.30 to $7.20.
Captain Miss Jimmie Woods being
absent, Lieutenant William Smith, re
ported $3.60 making a total of $7.20.
Zebulum, led by Mrs. Mary Thomp
son, reported $2 00 more making a
total og 18.10. Sunday night $14.50
being reported, making a total of
$11S.25 for the twelve Tribe rally.
In the next issue of the Sentinel we
hope to make our final report watch
the Sentinel for the last report.
Cards are out announcing the mar
riage of Miss Idella Hatton to Mr.
Aaron Williams, Tuesday evening,
Jan. 15th 1918 at 8:30 at Key Memor
ial Church. At home 100 Hickory St.,
Chattanooga, Tenn., after Jan. 20th.
Don't forget the exercises and Xmas
Tree at Key Memorial, Dec. 25 at 8
o'clock p. m. Bring your presents
and put them on the tree.
Mrs. Mary Sanders, who has been
on the sick list about a week is better
at this writing.
Misses Sarah Miller and Ollle Mur
ry, of Rucker, are having a delightful
time visiting Mrs. Bettie Morton.
Mrs. Wm. Keeble who has been on
the sick list is up again.
Miss Agnes Henderson of this city
will spend the winter in Florida.
Miss Easter Armstrong of this city
wishes to send greetings to her many
friends of Fairfield through the Sen
tinel upon the splendid progress they
are making in the community.
The Negro seems to get the worst of
it in every deal.
Mrs. Cecils Hickman is on the sick
I list this week.
Miss Lula Coppage is resting very
well at this time.
Mr. Dave Grisham, a prosperous
farmer of Salem, made a business
trip to this city Monday.
Mr. Dewitt Jordan, who has been
In Louisville for some time, returned
home Friday morning and will spend
the holidays with home folks.
Have you noticed the cross to the
right of your name on the Sentinel.
Renew at once.
I Mr. Wm. McCollough and family
have moved to this city. We welcome
them in our midst.
Mr. Jno. Ransom is spending the
week in the country at the home
Mr. Luther Osborn, who nsa spent
the summer In Greensville, Ga., is
noted Pythians and
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here to spend the holidays with home
folks and friends.
Mrs. Alice Sparrow mingled with
friends here Sunday, while here she
was guest of Mrs. Rebecca Carney. She
returned to Nashville, Monday after
a most pleasant trip.
Rev. A. P. Gray, who was delayeJ
. tv., sitil anell aid
I in Ara., oe cause ui " -
not get to officiate ai nis coib -Allen's
Chapel, but made a flying trip
here Monday and returned to Nash
ville, Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Lottie Hugget. who has been
visiting her friends here returned to
Nashville, after a very pleasant visit.
Mr. Henry Hoover was the guest
ot his uncle and auntie, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Batey. Sunday.
Mrs C W. Townsell had a letter
from her mother, Mrs. J. B. Patter
son. Wednesday, she is a llttlo sick,
but we hope that she will recover soon.
Miss F. E. Batey and Mr. J. W.
Batey made a business trip to Mur-
Mr J. A. Batey, missed two Satur
days from Murfreesboro on account
of the cold weather.
Mrs. John Batey was tne guesi ot
Mrs. C. W. Townsell, Sunday.
Miss Sarah Miller and Miss Cathrine
Smith were the guests of Mrs. Myra
Miller at Christiana, Sunday.
Mrs. Maggie Orsborn was the guest
of her sister-in-law, Sunday.
Mrs. E. J. Wagoner and daughter.
Miss Alberta Wagoner, were the guests
of Mrs. J. A. Batey Sunday.
Miss Queene Miller and sister, Miss
Eva Miller were the guests ot their
cousin, Mrs. Dallas Webb, Sunday.
Miss Bessie Johnson was the guest
of her sister-in-law, Mrs. J. N. John
Miss F. E. Batey had a letter from
dear friends of hers in Chicago, Mrs.
Tenna Green and Mrs. N. M. Broak,
they claim that work is tree high, but
goods were sky high.
Miss F. E. Batey will start her work
in sewing for the Philadelphia firm
in a week, assisting Miss A. li. wag
ner and Queenie Miller. We hope they
will have good luck.
Mr. J. A. Batey was the guest of
Mr. C. W. Townsell, Sunday.
Mr. H. H. Bright is in wun L,a
Gripp we trust he will be out soon.
Miss F. E. Batey went to Rucker,
Mr. C. W. Townsell and Mr. J. A.
Batey Bpent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. E. Frazler at Denis, Tenn., they
reported a grand time.
Mr. Frank Fletcher and Mr. Fred
B. Gary were the guest of Mr. J. W.
Batey, Sunday night.
Mrs. Nathaniel Alsup was the guest
of Mrs. C. W. Townsell, Sunday.
Mr. Minus Fletcher is on the sick
Mr. John Asbond and Mr. Homer
Strickland were the guests of Mn.
J. W. Johnson, Sunday.
Mr. Dallas Webb is on the sick list,
we trust that our community will get
in a healthy condition soon.
Mr. Waymon Alsup was the guest
ot his brother, Mr. Nathaniel Alsup,
Sunday- ' . T
Mr. Julius Greene, Jr., and Mr. J.
B. Greene were the guests of Mrs. John
Batey, Sunday night.
Bro. V. S. Brown will preach at Llt-
the Bethel A. M. E. Church, the fifth.
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