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sure you that your diai'iintiii;iit
grieves us more painfully than yaur-
self, however, we shall anticipate the
hope of your very best wishes in our
behalf, this anticipation is based on
our gleamings of your Intelligence
for whys and merciful forgivings. In
formation was given In of one corn
suicide. Kindly let Union City give
the delegates of Presbytery at C. P.
Church a splendid audience each day
and night, beginning Thursday of this
week and continuing through Sunday
night. Vou had better buy this
paper and keep him on the job, be
cause you don't know just huw soon
he can serve you. The next issue will
be newsy, be sure and buy one. Don't
turu us down or else you will miss
a treat.. Mr. J. D. Bell a deserving
who came to have his wife operated
young man from Tulsa, Oklahoma,
upon, which has been successfully per
formed, left last week for Tulsa carry
ing with him best wishes from the
good people of Union City. Little
Miss Jetra Brandon, secretary of the
Y. C. C. Club reports that this club
met with little Miss Loretta Klser,
Friday evening at the usual time.
Opening formal. Number present 10
'absent 5, number to Join 1, Miss H. J.
Sullivan. Total number enrolled to
date 90. Three courses composed
their menu. Adjournment followed
the address of Misses Minnie Trimble
and Beatrice Patton'. Smiles.
future. We have many average men
and women, but not enough abov.
Why drift along with the average?
Th world Is calling for you. Rise
to the occasion.
RISING TO THE OCCASION.
By James Davis.
There are many people existing
in the Twentieth Century, but are
unaware of the tact that this 1b a
time when the modes of living are
changing. This Is a time of scienti
fic progress, so why adhere to the
old customs which, flourished fifty
MISS FLAGG IMPROVING.
The many friends of 'Miss Viola L.
Fla.ng, the efficient, energetic and
thoroughgoing president of the Min
nehaha Club of Payne Chapel A. M.
K. Church, will be pleased to know
that the serious and difficult opera
tion which she underwent Monday at
Hale Hospital was in every way suc
cessful. Unless unforseen computa
tions arise of which there is no in
dication at this time, Miss Flagg will
be able to greet her many friends in
a few days. For her sunny disposi
tion, careful application to her du
ties, high regard for both the spirit
ual and financial welfare of her
church she is much missed. Young
women of her calibre who devote
their entire time to the uplift and
well-being of humanity are seldon
lound and for this reason Payne
Vhapcl A. M. K. Church and Nash
ville in general have felt much, an
iety as to the outcome of more than
twelve weeks' serious illness.
The members of the club have
placed in her room at the hospital a
beautiful potted plant. Miss Flagg
cheerfully asserts that besides be
ing an inspiration, it is a constant
and happy reminder of the thought
ful and loving hands that placed it
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. EAST
"The Power and Influence of the
Gospel" will be the subject of Rev.
W. S. Ellington's discourse Sunday
morning. Dr. George W. Bugg will
years ago? Those old customs must deliver a special lecture to men only
be abandoned for new ones. Get the
spirit of the times in which you live,
and help civilization to reach the
level on which it has never before lit
the history of mankind stood. The
only way to do this is to go to
school and study. '
There has been a time when one
could get along as well without an
education as he could with it. But
that time has gone down with the
past, and the world is fast approach
ing the stage when it will be almost
impossible for one to make a living
without an education. Some will
ask this question: "Why should I
waste my time going to school, there
are no chances for me to make good
in life?" To answer such a question
I will say, of course there are no
chances for those who never try.
There is' jio royal road to success.
The roads are very rough, but it Is
up to the traveler to destroy all ob
stacles that impede his progress. It
is the demon of ignorance which bars
the doors of success. Challenge him
with knowledge, the unconquered
champion. It is sometimes the dark
est just before day, and then comas
dawn bringing happiness and pros
perity; the reward is worth the ef
fort. Lincoln once said: "I will study
and be prepared, maybe my chance
will come." That is what we all
must do study and be prepared so
when the chance comes we shall be
ready.' Chance comes but once in
life. It you are not ready it will
pass you by. Wake up! The bell is
ringing for breakfast. Be ready to
take your place at the table of the
at 3 p. m. Dr. Bug.g is a men's spe
cialist and is considered one of the
best. Hear him. There will be
preaching at 8 p. m. and good music.
Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, A. M.,
President of the National Training
School for women and girls. Lincoln
Heights, Washington, D. C. will
speak at Fir3t Baptist, East Nash
ville, Sunday night, March 24th. Miss
Burruo.ghs is a great organizer, a suc
cessful educator and an orator of
'Miss S. E. Haskin, the efficient sup
ervisor of the Bethlehem House, will
occupy the pulpit of Howard Congre
gational Church at the regular 11
o'clock worship Sunday morning.
The public will do well to hear Miss
Haskin, who is an impressive speak
er and a social settlement worker
of the highest Christian type. Spe
cial music is being arranged for the
service. A welcome for all.
PARENT TEACHERS' ASSOCIA
TION. Brentwood, Tenn., March 12, 1918
The Parent Teachers' Association
met Thursday, March 7, at school.
The following program was rendered.
Song, "When peace like a river," by
members. Essay, Housekeeping,
Mrs. Mamie Frierson. Reading,
"Unity," Miss B. Johnson. Eight
new members were added to the roll.
Many interesting topics were dis
cussed, one being "How we can best
save our money."
"Somewhere In France."
Dead! Dead! I feel like saying: "I told you so!"
Of course he was one of the First to Go.
He was one of those chaps that must be in the front
In every Bcrap, and there stand the brunt
Of the bitterest fighting! you bet he was game;
It the battle was lost he was never the blame.
I begged him to stay, but he would take the chance,
And now, he is dead, "somewhere in France."
Dead! Somewhere in France! 0 the pity, the shame!
Just one of the millions that's over there slain.
But there will come a reckoning and some one must pay.
For a just God has said to us: "Thou Shalt Not Slay."
Sam was not one of your common place kind,
He was one In a million bo seldom we find.
His face shone bright with the glory of youth,
Upright his actions, his lips spoke the truth.
Either study or play he engaged with a vim;
He discounted failure, for he knew he would win.
There was never an "exam" that Sam did not pass.
Seemed to have a term's lease on the head of the class.
We were all proud to follow when Sam set the pace;
Who contested with him had to take second place.
There was none envied Sam tor his rapid advance;
And now he is dead! Somewhere in France!
I was his pal and the first one to know
He would answer the summons; to me 'twas a blow;
I am tired to dissuade him, but I knew 'twas no use; ' "
He just smiled at my pleading, ignored my abuse.
I said he was crazy and had not the right
.To forsake his people and enter the fight.
Yes, I was disloyal, but my heart was with Sam,
When I said this country cared not a damn
For him or his service, "Why the black in your face
Is a sign of dishonor, a badge of disgrace."
Then the look in his eyes was determined and fine;
The same courage he showed when bucking the line
And bowling 'em over, yes, making them roll
Aside from his path until he placed the goal.
"My country has called, I am not asking why,"
And then he continued, "Tis little care I
What some people may say, or how others define
My race or my color, This Country is Mine.
My people earned title, by the sweat of their brow,
In factory and field, 'tis my heritage now.
For liberty, Crispus Attuck's was the first blood to spill;
Peter Salem fought bravely at old Bunker Hill;
Many black men died fighting down at New Orleans,
With brave Andrew Jackson, back of his cotton bale screens.
The brave Tenth at San Juan and gory Carrazal,
Is a record of glory, a tale known to all.
Through no crisis in history that this country has fared,
No struggle, nor conflict. That My Race Has Not Shared."
I can still hear him speaking, see the fire in his glance;
And now he is dead! Somewhere in France.
He died while in action, this tells of the fight.
Of the brilliant charge made in the gray morning light;
How long they rushed from their trenches, nor rifle, nor shell.
Could stay their mad rush Great God! it was hell.
Sam carried the flag, in the front was his place;
"Come on, boys!" he shouted, "For Your Country And. Race!"
Rifle, sharpnel nor shell could those gallant boys Btay;
Demoralized, the enemy fled In dismay.
Sam carried the flag to their works' highest crest,
Then fell when a rifle ball' pierced thru his breast.
He fell, but he kept the old flag waving high,
'Till 'twas grasped by a comrade who was fighting near by.
And these words were the last his lips ever gave sound:
"Boys, I never once let the old flag touch the ground!"
And 1 called him a fool, but never again,
Such heroes as Sara was cannot die in vain.
He died for his country, not forgotting his Race,
And when history is written, Sam's name must have place
With other black men, who will as gallantly dio
For their country as he, and never ask why.
And America must remember such heroes as Sam,
Nor Reckon their Color, But Remember The Man;
For our heroes have died, be it thus understood,
For One Country, One People, and One Brotherhood.
SALEM TUTT WHITNEY.
HADLEY SCHOOL NEWS.
Hadley school is yet retaining
Its former reputation as during the'
past few years or Demg one oi me
most progressive and popular schools
of our city. All of the students seem
to be enthusiastic in their work. We
have some of the best teachers ot our
citv, who are loved by all the pupils.
They all seem to be deeply interested
in their pupils.
Mr Haxter Cato. who was recently
appointed as a member of the Board
f (duration eave our school a very
nlnnaant vinit a fev davs ago. He
nxii tn hp virv much interested
in the work he saw here. He also
addressed the pupils ot the second
floor and visited their classes to see
some of the work that they were do
inc Mr. Cato Is certainly a fine
I The pupils of this school are taking j
a great interest in Duying mmi ui
Wnr savings Stamns now. In doing
so we feel that we are doing our
"bit" towards helping our country
to win the war, and benefit those who
purchase them. The pupils of our
school are showing their patriotism
by purchasing these stamps which
they know will be of great value to
them. These stamps win neip iu
win this great destructive war in
a-hixh nnr rniintrv and the Allied
Nations of the world are extensively
Tka TJo.iiov hnvs or the sixth A
grades, are doing excellent work in
their industrial department ai iu
Pearl High center. Prof. McKisack
has harge of the mechanical work.
being assiBted by Pror. uattie. ins
Pearl High boys are doing marvelous
work also. . .
Mr. Bush Faulkner, one or tne
pupils of the sixth A grade, has been
ohnanf fnr twn weeks or more on the
account of a seriously Bprained ankle.
Miss Berta uampDen, anouier
thn sixth A grade has
moved to East Nashville, where she
will be transferred to Meigs scnooi.
The pupils of our school hated to
,inr.rt with her for she was loved
by all of her teachers ana ner scnooi-
By Robert Woods, Sixth-A grade
mmn.c. u.youno b nku; discovbry
turn. m.t w.n-.rf-l H.lr r.ur "th-"7;..
' SOOO AGENT WANTEl
i. T.ry ll.f. tow. .nC city U wit goods. How it opp-rtnaitr
V wirlifTt. mU Send II oe.U f.r wmpl outf u -'d pw-
Rortow order bote. M.e n. .U. b.aw you to your t.mtcy.
sZmT7 Mu .r. mw nnimt S25.0I t. iSU.OO ever, w.
C-,l.t. Mini of iMtrti by u""l r "
MSI a. C. V. Y8LNG. Pr..i.t
o -., nt Thn rltrh and left eulde ,
of the company are sergeants and I
several ser;;eants are empioyeu m
"call" time and regulate the cadence
of marching. Next below the Ser
gents' rank are the Corporals, who
occupy the position as pivot men and
chiet of a squaa. me tapiaiu
Lieutenant are commissioned offi.-ers
and hold commissions from the Pres
ident of the U. S., while the Ser
geants and CorporalB are non-commissioned
and hold warrants with
the signature of their colonel, major
or captain. All commissioned of
ficers must be saluted by their "in
feriors." The rank insignia of a com
pany's officers U as follows:
Captain Two silver bars ton
First Lieutenant' one sliver oar
Second Lieutenant 'One gold bar
First Sergeant Three chevrons
and diamond (on sleeve above el
bow). Quartermaster Sergeant Three
chevrons and bar on sleeve above
Sergeant Three chevrons (on
nlaava ahnVA plhmv).
Corporal Two chevrons (on sleeve
of Revs. Wl. J. Miller and I. T. Jeffer
son, respectively, ine omer
i.,imoni for the month are Payne-
Chapel, Sunday, March 17th at 11'
o'clock; St. James, iarcn iim, ai
nieht: Scovel St. Church, Marcn
at 11 o'clock, and St. Peter's Mis
sion, March 21th at nignt. iso quar
terly meeting will be held ou Easter
NEGRO PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Saturday last was Hadley School
Day. Miss Sanford had charge. She
told a Btory then entertained the
children with games.
Saturday, March 16th, will be Ash
fmtt. nnv Miss Everitte of State
Normal will tell the stories. It will
be St. Patrick's story hour.
Th Junior Dramatic Club met
and planned same for Easter. An ex
pression student oi vanaerum uni
versity will be with us soon.
Jew Books Some of the latest
novels have been added to our shelv
es. Also thet latest Js.up.plememtjary
books for the grammar school.
Lent For reading during ueui,
consult our shelves.
(SuHgestions for St. Patrick Par
ties Easter consult our shelves.
For good wholesome reading, come
to our library.
A LESSON IN MILITARY TACTICS.
By the "Colonel."
iThe U. S. Army is divided Into va
rious units and sub-units, each of
which is commanded by an officer and
his staff. The divisions are as fol
lows: Unit. Commander.
The company is one of the chief
smaller divisions. It is composed of
about 100 men. including a full com
plement of officers. The chief in
structor of a company is its captain.
The captain has two (or more) limi
tenants under him who act as in
structors. They are the First and
Second Lieutenants. The recorder
and drill instructor is the First Ser-
pnant. The Euuionient of the com-
j pany is under the care of the Supply
MT. OLIVE B. Y. P. U.
Tho nilnntPR of Mt. Olive B. Y. P.
U. were called to order by the presi
dent, J. C. Maddux, at C p. m. Sinn
ing from Celestial Showers No. 2.
Kf.i-intiiro readme by the scnooi,
Rom. ,12:8. Prayer was ottered uy
Rev. W. P. Wilkerson. The captains
took charge of their respective
groups for thirty minutes. The les
son was beautifully reviewed by the
general teacher, D. R. Washington,
for 15 minutes.
A splendid program was rendered
by Group No. 1. Mrs. L. Sutton, cap
tain. Sunday, 'March 17, 1918, Group
No. 2 will render a special program
at li p. in. sharp. The public is in
vited to attend this B. Y. P. U.
DR. J. A. JONES ON THE
TV .T A. .Toiips returned to the city
Monday from Brierville and Spring-
field where he went ot noui nis sec
nnd nmirtni'lv conferences at those
tmn nnintcj last Sunday. He reports
" - . . ...... i
that part of the (lisirict is in excel
lent condition, under tne pastorate
Mr .lamp's J'luireh and family
were called to Nashville Friday on
account or inn oeam or ms oroiner,
Mr. Oce Church. .Mr. and Mrs. H.
O: Gantt of New Hebron were the
guests of Mrs. W. M. Johnson Satur
day. Mr. John Tucker and Mr. -Hays
Anuorson spent Saturday nignt ine
guests of her daughter Mrs. C. B.
Anderson or Southside Columbia.
Rev. H. L. P. Jones, D. D., Rev. Z.
W. Hill, D. D., of Nashville, Miss
Etta Wells and Mrs. RanMns Doyle
of Columbia and G. J. Stanford Of
this place and others, were tho wel
come guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
Russell Saturday. iMirs. I.ula Jetton
of Nashville wtis the invited guest of
Mrs. B w Dnucnii ni
.n: .raicKson .Morgan, wrs. jutrt'iei
Alexander, also her dauctiter, Hat
He, and Mr. John Hutcherson, Jr.
of Nashville, were the welcomed
guests of Mr. John Hutcherson Sat
urday night. All left for Nashville
Sunday evening on the 1 oe'lock
train. Rev. H. L. P. Jones and those
who ncconiiimnied him left Saturday
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