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NASHVILLS A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY. APRIL 19. 1918.
OF THE SOUTH
JUDGE HARRISON HEROISM OF THE NE - THEOLOGICAL AND
DAY AT MEHARRY
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
nwrn t rnr
MISS ANBIE MAY DUNS ON
CROWNED QUEEN MISS MYR
TLE BIDDIX DOES EXCELLENT
One of the most Interesting rallies
of the season was held at the Mt.
Olive Baptist Church Sunday morn
ing when the Sunday school, under
the leadership of Its efficient super
intendent raised more than $110.00
for the Indebtedness of the school.
The school had been divided into
two sections, one under the General
ship of Miss Annie Mae Dunson and
the other under the generalship of
Miss Mrytle Biddix. Both of these
young ladies had assistants. Mrs.
Minerva Bates helped Miss Dunson as
Lieutenant and Mrs. ZeMle Johns as
sisted Miss Biddix. Each side had
mascots andsthe individual classes to
which they belonged helped wonder
fully in the effort, which attested the
popularity of the girls among their
own associates. Miss Josephine
Douglass was with Miss Dunson and
M!ss Vivian Clark assisted Miss Bid
dix. The school was called to order by
the SuDerintcndent at ft: SO o'clock
The singing was unusually good. !
Prayer was offered, after which the ,
Lord's Prayer was chanted by th6 ;
, school. The Scripture lesson was i
read and the roll called, after which !
the teachers took charge of their
classes. At .the conclusion of the
lesson' hour an interesting program!
was rendered by the school under !
the supervision of Prot. Johnson. !
MR. G. P. BAKER,
Superintendent Mt. Olive Sunday
school raised $112.02 in Sunday
School Rally, April 14th.
"When Malinda Sings" was delight
fully rendered by Hazel Baker. The
Sunday school chorus of the school
sang two beautiful numbers. Mar
guerite Smithson recited very sweet
ly the 23rd Psalm. Two tables were
placed for the constestants and their
contributions were taken. Rev.
Ilenry Allen Boyd, Secretary of the
Sunday School Congress and Assist
ant Secretary ot the Publishing
Board had charge of Miss Dunson's
table, assisted by Mrs. Boyd, Mrs.
Easjey and Mrs. Riley. Miss Dun
son acted as scout. Miss Biddix's
table was In charge of Prof. L. S.
Gray, assisted by Mrs. Johns, Mrs.
Rucker and Prof. Johnson. Miss
Biddux shouted for her table.
At the conclusion of the contest it
. developed that Miss Annie Hae Dun
son had won, the highest amount in
one keg at her table being $8.00 the
contribution of her aunt, Miss Mary
Dunson. When the reports were
ready, the result was as follows:
Miss DunsoD $68.40; Miss Biddux,
$39.42. During the day the contri
bution raised the amount to $112.02.
Miss Dunson and her assistants
were called to the front and in well
chosen words the superintendent pre
sented her with a bouquet of old
fashioned flowers and commended her
for her efforts as well as those of her
assistants. The picture ot the school
was made by Mr. Anderson in front
- of the church. A picture was also
made of the "Ever Ready Girls" and
their teacher, Mrs. EasIBy. ,
FLYING SQUADRON OF THE PUB
LIC WELFARE LEAGUE.
Two hundred and fifty-nine per
sons bought tickets for the entertain
ment given by the Flying Squadron
ot the Public Welfare League Friday
night, April 12, at the Amusement
Hall and did their bit in helping
twenty young ladies gain their mem
bership in the Public Wellare
League, assisting Pearl High School
Alumni and the Story-flour.
1 The total receipts were $64.60;
the total disbursements, $24.75;
clearing $39.75, which was di
vided as follows: $20 for the'-following
membership for ladies who had
sold the largest number of tickets:
Misses Fuchsia Miller, Carrye Lang
ston Napier, Annie May Darden, Ele
anor Battle, Alma Dunn, Nellie King,
Marion M. Hadley, Eugenia Crosth
waite, Irene Nixon, Ethel Walker,
Eva Bentley, Hazel Thompson, Mattio
Campbell, Myrtle Sandford, Tabitha
Claybrooks, Addle Allison, Susie
Crawley, Hattie Watkini, Mesdames
A. N. Johnson, Jr., and J, L. White.
$10 to Pearl Hiqh School Alumni.
, $9.75 to the Story-Hpur.
The Flying Squadron wishes to ex
press' their appreciation to all
whose services, forming the team
work, are responsible - for tho suc
cess. . '., - .
- Mrs. Florence Rivers of -Uswoit,
Mich., formerly of ; thisvefty 'here
visiting relatives. -..Her 'niece, Mrs.
Florence- Overton, 553 Cowan street
Who" Is" 111 -Will h e-lnd tn hava har
friends call and see her..
DR. E. T. BELSAW PRINCIPAL
SPEAKER SPLENDID PRO
GRAM RENDERED L A R Q E
By Leander R. Hlil.
A delightful program was arranged
by the niwell Nell Dental Society.
i.r. K. T. tielsaw, a noted dentist of
.Mobile, Ala., was the principal speak
er. The auditorium was boautiiuily
decorated, the feature of whicii was
a large service i.a.g containing 110
stars. The croaueu house was quiei
until the speaker ot the day mounted itions for observing the other days of
the platform, when th applause be- Health Week have already been pub
came deafening and lastea lor sev- lished in circular form and may be
eral minutes. Tue applause died secured by addressing Mr. Emmett J.
away when Mr. T. W. Tobiu, presi- Scott, Secretary, Tuskegee Institute,
dom. oi- tue society, arose to open Alabama.
thc program, lie told of the great ; In order that the people may enter
work done by the Society during the heartily into the movement for better
first vear of its existence, lie ex-
plained that the object of the socie
ty was for the betterment 01 tnt cen
tal Department and the glory oi
Iviehurry. He also urged all gradu
ate of ileharrv to get In touch with
..... ik,, . iiunmi Cni-iRtv In i
coneIu8l0a ue pald a bute to some I
01 tiie i.rst giauuates of the Bdiuol i
wao were sea.eu upon me piaiiunu.
ii u fu.'iher stated that a beautiful
lounlain lavatory given by the so
ciety would oe presented to the
Swhool in memory of . the sterling
worth anJ unti.ing e.-Torts of Dr. J.
B. Singleton, dean ot the Dental De
partment. iuu laaster of ceremonies then In
troduced the Hon. A. N. Johnson,
i ilia i-Ai words of the speaker could
not be heard, so great was tne ap-
iaasse which greeted Mr. Johnson,
..n-. oohhsoa dtltvered some historic
iv i-arlis relative to the greatest Ne-1
gio Dental College in the world. He
oiigraialated the city upon having
yia , institution that brought such a
high type of young men to the city.
He placed the hospitality of the
soata's leading city at the disposal
oi Meharry's young men.
At this juncture a solo was heard
from Mr. it. C. Ashe, junior dental
student. He was introduced as ' Mie
ambassador of harmony." He has a
smooth voice and gave a beautiful
uisplay of his talent.
Vim master of ceremonies then in
troduce;! the speaker ot the day, Dr.
Belsaw," continued Mr. Tobia, "is
without a doubt one of the leading
dentists, race leaders and orators of
tho country, he is a graduate of
our own dental college, class .1908."
When the speakers name was
called the throng burst into a storm
of applause which only subdued
when the speaker arose to his feet
the f hundreds of
u&d was seen by
eyes which were tocussed upon hiiu.
The speaker paid respect to Presi
dent G. W". Hubbard, to whom honor
is due and who has served the insti
tution since its foundation. Through
his efforts,' said the speaker, "here
is a monument to do good for ages
to come." He likened Dean Single
ton and his corps of teachers to :
Caesar's Tenth Legion. He congrat-:
ulated the Dental Society and urgtd 1
them to continue the good work so
Dr. Belsaw said in part: "I have
not come to you to name the great
Negroes of the past and to recount
all their achievements, neither do 1
plan to tell you of the deeds of valor
oi the black soldiers in the war3 of
America. I shall make no effort to
give you a history of the Dental
profession, but I ehall talk to you
from the subject, "The Negro Doctor
a Potent Factor in Racial Develop
"This occasion fills me with a
pardonable pride as I stand here and
glance over this beautiful concourse
of men and women who have come
here to celebrate this Dental Day, at
one of America's greatest profes
"If I can impress upon a single
young man the dignity and high call
ing of his profession and create a
more sincere appreciation of its lofty
ideals and a firmer purpose to attain
to those ideals, I will have been
amply repaid. It affords ine great
pleasure to address this proud-looking
student body of my illustrious
Alma Mattr; to be back upon the
svenc of many a battle for knowl
edge and supremacy. From days im
numorial, even before progressive
enlightenment had .been rocked in
the cradle of thought, it has been
the duty of the fortunate and strong
to defend and lead the weak. As
civillzatioa reaches down the lon.g
corridor of time, landmarks which
we have been accustomed to know
begin to disappear; famillnr faces
drop out of sight and a new genera
tion of men and women begins to
appear, surrounded by new condi
lons. Such is the case with our
race until today the mantle of duty
and- resnonslbilltv rests upon our
shoulders. Let the sacred obligation
whi"h has devolved upon this gen
eration sink deeply into your hearts.
Uuon the Negro professional man
rests a high responsibility."
The sneaker held the audience
spellbound and was frequently inter
rupted with applause. Continued the
speaker, "You will deal with a peo
ple, who will not only be suffering
from physical ills but from civic and
political, oppression; who are being
woefully ; mistreated and whose
spirits and whose souls are becoming
"You must keep abreast of the
times and live in the present with a
hopeful contemplation of the future.
We are living in stormy times. What
we are Interested in is not an ordi
nary International war. This contest
Is not between savage and barbarous
and untutored people. This war is
a clash of Ideals. We are standing
at the bloody grave of an ideal that
is a thousand ' years old.,
The dream of a one world empire Is
passed. Such a dream had Alexan
der the Great and Napoleon. We
are witnessing the birth of a new
BETTER HEALTH CONDITIONS
HEALTH WEEKS OBSERVED
MINISTERS ASKED TO COOPERATECLEAN-UP
Tuskegee Institute, Ala. In re
sponse to numerous calls tor sug
gestions as to how National Negro
Health Week may be observed, the
following for the first day, Sunday,
April 21st-has been issued by the
Executive Committee of the National
Negro Business League, Dr. Robt. R.
Moton, Chairman. Specific lnstruc-
neaitn ana to tne ena mat tne pro-
gram may bo eilectively carried out,
it is suggested that the' ministers of
all the colored churches throughout
the nation, set aside Third Sunday in
April the 21st as a DAY OF
PHAVEH for better health conditions
and that each minister agree to
preacn on mis uay a special neaun
sermon to his congregation, and ar
range if possible tor some physician
to deliver a special health talk at
an afternoon or evening meeting.
In addition to this, each minister
is requested to arrange, whenever
possible, appropriate services which
shall include a discussion ot local
health conditions and any other mat
ters which in his judgment will make
,tne iean-up ween a success.
in cities aim cuuiiaunnies wuei-n
there is designated a date other than
April 21st to 2,7th for general clean-
mg, it may De wen lor colored peo
pie in such cities and communities to
arrange for their cleaning to be done
as a part of the community cleaning.
It has been emphasized however, by
Mr. Allen W. Clark, of the National
Paint-Up and Clean-Up Bureau ot St.
Louis, Missouri, wjho will give the
throe cups that the local campaigns
should continue longer than one week
but that the opening date of each
local campaign should be April 21st
27th. ideal, an ideal of nationality with
uew human significance and service,
be not afraid shoulder to shoulder
as friend to friend and weave your
garlands from the lightning's wings.
You cannot afford to sink slothful
dissatisfaction and enjoy the taste
lesB leisure while there is so .much
of service to be performed. You
must of course conduct yourselves
wIth. a def!? i ML a"d.-refi"!"
iimiit uuiuuiciisui ctitg witu juui piu-
At the end of this great war the vic
tors will look around" tor ink, for
which to sign the great paper and
there will be none; so he will dip
his pen in the red blood with cor
puscles containing strength and cour
age, shed by the American Negro,
and sign, the great treaty."
The speaker drew a great picture
of the International peace table
around which was seated all nations.
"At this great table is seated the
American. Negro," continued the ora
tor. "And behold the Supreme
Court Is the waiter. Look! He serves
the Negro first; the firstBUch con
tained no more segregation; he
served the Ne.gro again, no more
Jim Crowism. The third time he
serves the Negro a ballot and the
right to help make laws and to gov
ern himself and better protection for
our women at home."
At the close of the address (Messrs.
Dreher and Williams rendered at
magnificent clarinet duet which was
encored. President Hubbard was in
troduced and he made short remarks
concerning the growth, history and
importance of the Dental Depart
ment. This brought the exercises to
a close in the auditorium and the
crowd repaired across the street to
the Operatory contained in a new
$6,000 Dental Annex, where Mr. M.
B, Hutto in a few well chosen words
presented the Fountain Lavaratory
to the faculty. Dr. G. W. Hubbard
accepted it in the name ot the school.
The Operatory was crowded to its
capacity. Dr. J. B. Singleton was
called upon and he expressed his ap
preciation of the honor done him.
He was visibly affected and told of
his work for the Dental Department,
Hon. J. C. Napier, one of the trus
tees, made a short address congratu
latory to the dental students. Dr. A.
L. Whlttaker, Demonstrator of Pros
thetlc Dentistry, presented an ex
hibit from all of the classes of the
various kinds of work done by the
students. After inspecting this work,
the crowd Inspected the new labora
tories and the modern equipment of
the Dental Department.
Saturday morning the doctor ad
dressed the Ewell Neil Dental So
ciety at the large amphitheatre in
the Dental Building on "How to
Build an Office -Practice." The ad
dress was instructive. Dr. Blsaw
'vas made a member of the Ewell
Neil Dental Society. Dr. J. H. Hoi
man, Professor of Pathology, was
present and gave an inspiring address
to the students. Dr. Holman was
greatly interested in the Dental De
partment. He was also ma'e a mem
ber of the Society. Dr. Belsaw's ad
dress was a source of inspiration to
the dental students who are looking
forward to great things.
Dental Day at Meharry Auditorium
was very interesting. The program
was held April 12th, 1918 at 2 p. m
in the spacious and comfortable
auditorium.: The occasion was the
presenting to the school of the Foun
tain Lavatory which was done in a
mo3t magnificent way in a very ac
ceptable speech. The following pro
gram was rendered: The master of
ceremonies was Introduced by A. E,
King, chairman of the Executive
CONGRESS SECRETARY INVADES
ALABAMA, LOUISIANA AND
AUDIENCES GALA DAY AT
Full arrangements for a swing
around the south having been made
by the Sunday schools of Alabama,
Louisiana and Arkansas, the Rev.
Henry A. Bovd, Secretary ot the Sun
day School Congress left the city
early this week. His first stop was
at Birmingham, Ala., where he de
livered an address Tuesday night at
the New Hope Baptist Church, Rev.
J. H. Pearson, D. D., pastor. It was
Rev. Mr. Bond's second trip to Bir-
i i i- -i. - . j. i j
luuisimm in iiib paai iwo mourns ann
. , . . ... . . .
irom lmonu.iuon aireau-r received
the forces at the New Hope Church
,v0 nion,iirt rQnnn,i
great audience. On Wednesday night
he was at Evergreen, Ala., with
Rev. J M MiiS U was through
the great efforts of Rev. Dr. Mlch-el
th,n he was induced to stop on this
trtn. This ts one. or t!ia sfrnnp-of
! districts in South Alabama that is
lined up with the Congress forces.
Ills next stop was at Mobile, Ala.
from there he goes to Pass Christian,
Miss., and Pascagoula, Miss. On
Saturday and Sunday he is to be In
Vew Orleans and It Is understood
from the program that it will be a
gala day in the Crescent City. The
morning Is to be spent in visiting
the Sunday schools, winding up with
a sermon at eleven o'clock and a big
mass meeting at three o'clock, in
which the seventy odd Baptist Sun
day schools of New Orleans are to
participate. This trip of the Con
gress Secretary will extend not only
New Orleans, but the following
tinerary was given out from his
ce this week: Monday, the 22nd, i
Bunkie, La., with an address at '
Bunkie Actdemy; Tuesday, 23rd, at
Cheneyville, La.; Wednesday, the
4th at Alexandria, La., where the
ext session of the Sunday School
Congress is to be held and where the
iQtoi-i-ii fnmpa nf r.n.iia! -.Tin
will have representation, as the fin
ishing touches for the Sunday school
Congress will be made at that time.
Qn the 25th, he will be ct Ie
Charles, La., where the South Dis
trict people have arranged a great
meeting. The next stop will be at
Monroe, and then on Sunday, tho
28th, he is to invade the capital of
Arkansas. The Ministers Conference
of Little Rock and the preachers of I
me union wiswci jmv.b allttSH,l.J
April 29th, he drops down to Tex-r-kana,
Texas, on the Arkansas line.
It was stated by the officials at the
Congress headquarters that th's
would be perhaps the final southern
trip before the great Sunday school
meeting for the year.
MR. ALBERT ARLEDGE DIES IN
Sewanee, Tenn., April 17. When
the news was flashed from Chicago to
Mr. Albert Arledge hid died there.
t brought sorrow to this o.ommu'Mt"
HI lai RK. Ju m ill iit-i-B
i v i'au...i" v, ,,,
i i t- i tiffin.
"Minvii tlinn nuauai,! ao 11c co
Winchester, something over 30 years
ago. He came to sewanee as a Die
boy, being a good musician and all
round good fellow, soon made manv
friends. After reaching manhood he
met, wooed and married Mis3 Birdie
Gwynn. They have a nice home
here. He, his wife and dmchter
went to Chicago to live last Septem
ber, where he had a brother and Bhe
also. The remains accompanied by
the immediate relatives arrived here
Thursday morning, April 11th. He
was a member of good standing in
the odd Fellows and Masonic Lodges,
who conducted his funeral. Rev.
John Green preached . the funeral.
Prof. Kennedy, the prayer and Chap
lain Bryant, the ritual. The floral
deslgnes were the most magnificent
ever seen here in colored burial serv
ices. His father died last year. He
leaves a wife and brother to mourn
their loss. Mrs. Arledge has a moth
er and sister here and a brother In
Chicago. You had only to know
Ab" to like him. The heart felt
sympathy of the whole community
goes out to the bereaved family. We
ask God's blessings on them.
1. Music Meharry Orchestra.
2. Invocation by Chaplain ot Soci
ety, E. O. Smlthwick.
3. Remarks by President of the So
ciety, T. W. Tobin, 1
4. Address by Dr. E. " T. Belstw,
Mobile, Ala., Sec. Nat. Med.
Association. ' ,
5. Inst. Duet Clarinet "Hear Me
Norma" R. L. Williams and
C. M. Dreher.
6. Baritone Solo:
(a) "Would God I were the
Tender Apple Blossom."
(b) "Wid de Moor, Moor, Moor"
R. E. Ashe. .
7. Remarks on Behait of Citizens of
Nashville, Hon. A. N. Johnson.
8. Music by Dental Society Quar
9. Remarks, President G. W. Hub
10. Selection, Meharry Orchestra.
AT THE OPERATORY. ,
11. Presentation of the Fountain
Lavatory, M.' B. Huttn.
12. Remarks' by Dean J. B.' Single
13. Dental Exhibits under auspices
of Dr. A. L. Whittaker.
Executive Committee: M. B. Hutto,
J. T. Barnes, C. C. Machen, L. I.
Strickland, H. Goss, E. Harper, J.
Lawrence, A. E. King, Chairman, W.
J. Walker, Secretary, T. W. Tobin,
Master ot Ceremonies. '
Dr. Belsaw's subject: "Negro Doc
tor a Potent Factor In a Community."
ASKS WHITES TO DEFER JUDO-
KENT FIFTY YEARS HARDLY j
TIME TO GET UP STIRRING
(From the Birmingham News.)
"We are asking that our white Washington. D. C, April 9. 1918. 1 tt"" '"i d"
friends grant a continuance of the -Dr. Marcee Knecht, a member ot i tuMty "d md
case, that they postpone Judgment the French High Commission, with m2t
against the Negro race Fifty years headquarters at the Vanderbllt Hotel. purpwe to do Bometh ing to meet the
is hardly time enough to get up and New Kork City, an eloquent orator crying need of the hour, the sum
wash our fa"es.andBif a continuance and statesman of puality. has ac- total of our po ogy trlunu
ot the case against us is granted we cepted an invitation to address a c,Ja"0" n!h "CtiBt ministry
will come out with colors flying." , patriotic meeting to be held In this which handicaps the Baptist ministry
TnH irn William Hrrlnnn. Meero'eitv at an early date, under the aus-,
lawyer of Oklahoma "City,
vho Is .
giving his services to the govern-
t.. A r.n l prlonn airli'fiscpf! an
mem. iraji "'"-"
... Di.tnlh Btl-ont ,
auuieiniB m mo oiicv" v.
Baptist Church, and this small crowd ,
nf npnniB hP characterized as the bet-;
ter class of Negroes.
Judge Harrison delivered what Is
termed8 the most eloquent address
heard in Birmingham by the Negroes.
He reviewed tne strides tne iNegro ;
race has made since given their free
dom nrty years ago, ana saiu mm
"we have made fairly good progress,
and with the assistance of friends of
the white race we will make better
progress in the future."
He begged that the Negroes in
Birmingham adapt themselves to
"the new order ot things" that will
come from the world-war. Judge
Harrison asked for the co-operation
of the newspapers, and regretted that
"Negroes in trouble get wide public
ity, when the good things done by our
race are forgotten." ,
Negroes, he said, have fought for
their country in every important
battle. "At New Orleans the big
Nperoes beeeed their commanding
officers to make breast-works of their
bodies, and at Carrlzal they fought
like wild men. They guard tae
mansion of the biggest man in il
United States tne rresiuem.
'want the memoers oi my i uo
in the front ranks on the western
front. 1 want them to do a little bit
ilipitp.r than all others. I want tills
to happen because 1 am a Negro.
The Negroes showed tho speaker
tney are interested in the great war.
The applause was loud and occas
ionally a Negro in the audience
veiled, "You're right."
MENT. Great was the Buccess of the so-
- w,:r:.;.JTlCtlon,lKlyen by the .members
i,f Ktnnf wall Lodue No. 103 K. of P.
Thursdav night. April 11, 1A1S, who
had as their guests their wives and
s.e2thearts. Much credit is due
Knight L. D. House, who ws chair
man of the entertainment, lor the
skilful way in which he managed it.
it was iudaed gratifying to the breth
ren to sea their wives and sweet
hearts mingle and co-mingle to
gether:. Their great lods has at its
head a man whom they love and con
sider the greatest on earth and call
him its lamb, in the person of An
thonv Porter, Jr. There is no earth-
ly height, nor depth, nor tMngsprw-
I G,u r w "J '..
' rno niinilH 111 liiw men U,CI
wv, .o HlnU an
nresides than he. Why we tninK so
he is ever in tne
defense of his
lodge and a doer or I'T.enusnip.
Charity and Benevolence.
Attest: P. A. BOWMAN, K. of n.
NEWS OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
By R. W. Thompson.
Special (.o the Globe:
Washington, D. C, Til 16.Presl
le it Wilson a few du. J ago sent to
t-o Senate the nomination of Robert
H. Terrill to succeed himself as Justice
of the Municipal Court of the District
of Columbia. The nomination is now
in the hands of the Committee on tin
Judiciary and it is expected that con
firmation will be reached at any
womont. There is no opposition and
confirmation will be ordered as soon
s a vote can be had in the executive
session of the Senate.
This is Judge Terrell's fifth appoint
ment on the Municipal Bench. He
was first named tor the place in 1902
by President Roosevelt, largely upon
the recommendation of the late Dr.
Booker T. Washington, and he has
since been re-nominated each four
years as his terms expired. He Is
the only colored man of tne six jus- by merit.
tices of the court a. I is senior in
point of service. Jiidge Terrill is a; prof. E. C. Williams, formerly prin
graduate of the law department nf Cjpai 0f the M. Street High School, and
Harvard UniverBitr and is universally i u0W librarian of Howard University,
conceded to be one of the ablest and
Knl ,.Iq,1 Inrl-.ll 111 tho DlKtrjlt
His two nominations at the hands of
a democratic administration la a record-breaking
achievement and a dis
tinct compliment to ilia race and to
(he splendid man bo honored. Judge
Terrell Is a man of the people, popular
alike with the masses and the classes
and is public-spirited to the last de
giea. He is in demand on all notable
occasions an a. fpeakbr and Is facetious
ly dubbed "the Mayor ot Colore 1
Washington." For several years he
hns beer, a member of the faculty of
the law department of Howard Uni
versity. THE NEWS IN A NUT SHELL.
The Ouality Amusement Company
I la l'.e-e this week presenting tn excel
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! nrlu"? Clirenpe B. Muse. Next week
cine the new "third company' of
the Levy combination in "The Man
who Owns Broadway." This engage-
' merit will molte the return to Quali
ty forces ot Sidney Klrkpatrlck, Laura
Bov,-man, Ruth. Cherry, RJchard
Abrams, Walker Thompson and other
favorites and serve to introduce
Theresa Bluford, a new leading lady.
Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, the plat
form Queen, addressed ' the Heptorean
DR. MARCEL KNECHT TO AD-
DRESS MEETTN DATE TO BE
FIXED $2,000,000 TO BE RAIS
ED BY COMFORT COMMITTEE.
Special to the Nashville Globe.
pices ot the National Colored Corn-
fort Committee, of which Ralph W.
Tvlpr fnrnipr nnHItnr fnr thn Nnvv
nnnorlmonl ( nil nnu mnnlirv
Dr. Knecht's theme will be "The!
Heroic Effort of Colored Soldiers in i
! France." He has already spoken to
'luge audiences of colored citizens in
; Cleveland. Cincinnati and New York.
; Elaborate preparations are being
nlne xor n.s recepuon nere ,
Thn main nhWHvp nf thn Natlnnnl
Colored Soldiers' Comfort Committee I
la tn i-aioo a fund nf 9 nnn linn tn i
aid the dependents of colored soldiers
called to the front. Prof. Kelly Mil
ler, of Howard University, is presi
dent of the organization, and J. C.
Napier of Nashville, Tenn., former
register of tho Treasury, is national
treasurer. Dr. Knecht has been so ! public schools, presidents anu omcers
impressed by his observation of the our B. Y. P. U's. missionary work
colored fighters under the fire nf the er.i, in fact, the Baptists generally
boche, in actual conflict that he is j ave not asking about the teachers or
anxious to lend a hand in the effort of instructors, but the main questions
the race to help the loved ones these are: When will the school open? What
men have left behind in this land. will be the tuition? They are not even
Club at Somerville, Mass., last Satur
day. This is one or the largest
women's organ! -ations In hew Bng
Innd,. embracing more than 800 of the
representative women of that section.
Vrs. Terrell was given a warm recep
tion. Pprcial Assistant to the Secre'nry of
War, lihnmciit J. Scott has reMirtiel
'';-on 7tnVe;ee Institute, where he
ilwvel Founders' Day. the 6)th an
..iveriary of Iho birth of the late Dr.
!)'!ol;er T Washington, and attemlei
ho annual session of the board of
Attorney Armond W. Scott, Grand
Exaltel Ryler of tho Elks. Is receiving
niarke-1 courtesies in New England
this week, visiting lodges in Boston,
Providence and New Haven. He was
bmqueted Tuesday night by the law
yers of Boston, and mammoth recep
tions were given him by the antlered
l er:l in eich of the cities in his itiner
ary. Relative to the proposed post
ponement of this year's convention,
Mr. Scott is taking a referendum, in
response to numerous requests to do
bo. lie will be goveniel in hla re
commendation by the sentiment shown
hv the lodges cf the country and by
the leaders who have the welfare of
the order at heart.
Notwithstanding reports to the con
trary, the colore! employees at the
bmeau of E:if?iavlns ami Priutlm; are
Motiving -i ?ii( i : doa!'' nt the hands
at Director James L. Wilmeth. Hun
dreds of our best men and women are
carried on the rolls of the Bureau
and their compensation, working con
ditions and promotions or furloughs
are the same as moted out to the
whites in similar grades. FairnesB to
Mr. Wilmeth demands that the truth
Grover Cleveland Macklin, of Chica
go, has been appointed as an elevator
conductor In the main building of the
Joshua N. Anderson, a progressive
business man and ownes of a first class
cafe at 1816 7th street northwest, has
been designated as chairman ot the
committee on food conservation of
Victoria Council No. 237, Independent
Order of St. Luke. Mr. Anderson will
co-operate with District Food Admin
istrator Clarence R. Wilson In pushing
forward the plans adopted for food
conservation, and will prove to be a
Abnor McMurtry, of the appoint
ment division. Treasury Department,
has been promoted to a snug clerkship
at $900 per annum, plus the 10 per
cent bonus. Mr. McMurtry hails from
He won his advancement
. addressed the Mu-So-Lit Club Friday
night at the 12 Street Y. M. C. A. on
"Some Phases of the Yellow Peril."
Harry A.' Nugent rendered musical
selections. Walter J. Singleton presid
ed. At the previous meeting of the
Mu-So-LIt Club, Claude M. Rose, of
the law department ot Howard Univer-
slty, was the speaker. His theme was
"A rail for Justice." and it was re -
EanleJ as an especially strong appeal
. , a.
to the federal government to grant
e:iual and exact justice to the colored
American. Mr. Rose was formerly
nresldent of the Froebol-Pestalozzi
Literary Society of Howard University.
Dr. C. Sumner Wormley, Washing
ton's foremost baritone, filled a suc
ceisful singing engagement in Phila
delphia last week.
Mme'. Anita Pattio Brown, qf Chica
go,, the favorite coloratura soprano,
styled "Tho Bronze Tetrnzzini," is ex
re'eted in the city shortly. She is con
cluding a remarkably successful tour
ot the South and West, covering the
important cities from Texas and
Arkansas to Florida, Georgia, the Caro
linas and Virginia. It is hoped that
Washington's music lovers will have
on opportunity to hear Mme. Brown,
who, according to press reports of
bo'h races, is singing better this year
than ever before.
SIX MONTHS SESSION TO BE
OPENED ALL EAGER FOR
OPENING DATES ARE JUNE 24
TO JULY 22.
Before the announcement oi me
ana auy oi leuueaoec.
EAGER FOR THE OPENING.
.,., j nmaimlsm spom to
Criticism anu PeSSlmlSlD Seem lO
, v ,v ..i-nl-
ha e been routed by th '
P'er of a larger vision and a deter-
j mina Hon to prepare '
h'fee in the Masters vineyard Study
! o show thyself J?.rlm2 slogan of"
h notoeoam' A' eJJ,3 -n
- ""r ,Tt
to Service preceded
reparation from a literary standpoint,
Sunday school superintendents and
leachers whose services have been
marked with consecration and deep
devotion, but who now feel called
upon by those same virtues to prepare
fo cope with the trained minds of the
y-mng people and cnnuren irom our
asking about a place to stay or a place
to eat. This Is a very encouraging
Moderator T. A. Brown was in the
"My the other day, and he predicts that
flu"; he-ford County would bo represent
el in large numbers. Moderator J.
A. Evans can always be relied upon to
see that his people get into every
nr.i;ie:?slve move made by the Bap
I1 moderator. J. C Harding, the
r?.v'i:'i. Snr-e, of Middle Tennessee, .
n up to the times, and all the minis-le-s
of his association are behind this
movement. Moderator P. D. Dennis
with his host of groat preachers and
Christian workers and many others,
ells us that we should prepare for
an enrollment of three of four hun
No pains will be spared to have some
of the very best instructors the de
HimiTiatlon affords. The opening time
lias been set for Monday, June 24,
'91S, Just after the Sunday School
Congress, we hope to have the pres
pTce and service of Prof. David Abner
he distinguished secretary of the Na
Mnnnl Baptist. Educational Board, Dr.
'no. H. Frank. e:litor of the Union
It n-iew and others.
For further information, watch The
vashvlllo Globe, or write J. L. Hard
'17.' Secretary, Committee on Educa
flon, '711 .leli'erson Street, Nashville. Tenn.
Mils Nannie II. Burroughs, president
of the National Training School for
Women and Girls, has been scoring
henvily with large audiences at Louis
ville, Nashville and Memphis. In
these strategic centers she has dis
cussed the lynching evil without
gloves and has aroused all hearers to
a keen sense of I he danger that mob
violence represents to the American
Republic, Miss Burroughs will make
a tremendous drive to have Congress
pass the Dyer bill to make lynching
a fe.leral crime.
About fifty capable colored women
are employed on the cleaning force at
the Union Station and they are said
to give as great a degree of satisfac
tion as the men formerly engaged in
Miss Estella Coffey, a fashionable
modiste, and Mr. Fred Carr, of Bos
ton, were married recently.
Mrs. Annie Lawrence Lucas, the
brilliant poetess and playwright, is
planning to reproduce her stirring
emotional drama, "Her Silent Power,"
which created such a furore last spring
at Pythian Hall.
The cadets of the colored high school
will hold their annual competitive
drill at American League Park June
6. It is expected that six companies
will compele for the prize.
The Naval Reserve announces tho
need of colored men as mess attendants
and states that the place pays well
and offers excellent chances tor ad
vancement. Firemen are also needed.
Names of applicants may be sent to
the United States Employment Ser
vicef 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.
W.. Washington, D. C. Among the
I trusted attaches of this omce is Aiex.
1 H. Underwood, well-known in business
j circles as a caterer and for years aa
I , . II IT...,n ...1 On wb
superintendent of the Howard Parh
The 12th Street Branch of the Y.
M. C. A., undor the supervision ol
John W. Davis, is making a "drive"
for 1,000 members, with a prospect of
bringing in the desired number. S.
V. Rutherford is general chairman of
the campaign committee and R. P.
Hamilin is director. J. P. Bond and J.
.1. Porter are division loaders, with
many team captains as assistants.
Each team is to socure fifty or more
members. . ' .
The colored business men are wak
ing up to the fact that the 1918 meet
ing of tho National Businrtss League
is to be held August 21, 22 and 23 at
Ttlantic City and the indications are
the many will bo In attendance. Presi
dent J. C. Napier ' and Secretary
Emmett J. Scott are making up an at
tractive Program. '