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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY. MAY 3, 1918.
THE "GO FORWARD" IROSCOE CHUNG
IBERTY PATRIOTIC ADDRESS GREATEST OCCAS
nr iiTini i
Columbia Has Banner Club of
Tennesae. $1150.00 Has Been
ORGANIZATION ONE WEEK OLD
Splendid Patriotic Example. Should
Be Impetus For Other Cities.
IColumibia, Tenn., April 29 19is
Chl n For" liberty Loan
' "the "Go Forward" I 11,.-..
Cub of Maury County, TneMoV."
Grand Patriotic Meeting Of Knights
of Pythias Will Be Held Sun
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WAS, SAVINGS STAMPS
Colored Soldiers Comfort Committee
To be Benefited
Organization Formerly Known As
Compang G Is Now A Part Of
The 92nd Division.
CAPT. C. 0. HADIEY COMMANDER
Good Record Preceeds Company
Complimented By Governor.
SPINGARN MEDAL AWARDED
aw2? w.0Urth, Splngarn Medal
awarj was made today at the viZ,
CambrM., Mnley Braithwalte of
, n. ""Jinij- crrac, whose worlr
as literary critic to the Boston Pw
thl 8 hls ntaame we known to
the literary public. Mr Braithwit
Leaves'. IJnce C k Fa",ng
the "Antxnii".1.91.3. he has: edited
Col. Roscoe C onkling Simmons
will be the stellar attraction' at the
Bijou Theatre Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock. He comes under the au
spices of the Knights of Pythias, N.
A., S. A., E., A. A., and A,, and will
be under their sole direction - while
In the city.
. He brings a patriotic message that
all should hear, and we opine the
Bijou will be crowded to its dooru.
Special Jubilee music under the di
rection of Dr. S. S. Caruthers is be
ing prepared and a rare treat is in
store for those who attend.
The meeting Is for the benefit of
the Colored Soldiers Comfort Com.
(Inc.).' A free will offering will be
taken and each person is expected
to give not less than 25 cents.
Cot. Simmons is America's great
est Negro orator. He Is a much
traveled man, an eminent statesman
and patriot. He has spoken before
vast assemblages of both races all
over the United States. Governors,
Senators and Congrapsmen have con
ceded that he is the king 'of the plat
form. The committee in charge of
the committee In charge of the meet
ing Is composed of the following
citizens: Dr. J. P. Crawford, J. C.
Napier, A. N. Johnson, J. P. Porter,
Dr. S. S. Caruthers, T. Clay Moore,
and) A. W. Fite.
Dr. J. P. Crawford, Grand Chancel
lor of the State of Tennessee, will
Nashville Negro military organiza
tion, formerly known as Company G
(unattached) and which was muster
ed into Federal service at the time
all state guard troops were taken In,
Is now in France. An official notice
from Washington was received Tues
day stating that the colored boys had
arrived safely overseas.
The company, including its cap-
On Southern Tour for Liberty Bonds
And Thrift Stamps. Citizens'
VA., FLA., ALA., GA., LA., VISITED
June 24th to 29lh Date of Meeting
Aand Washington, D. C, the
Place of Session.
ALL URGED TO SEND DELEGATES
Thirty-Nine Drafted Men Leave For Dr. W. S; Ellington Delivers A
Camp Cheered by Hundreds
Madison And Ather Arkansas Cities
Give Enthusiastic Audiences.
Judge Harrison of Oklahoma, en
route home, after a Llbery Bond and
Thrift Stamp tour through Virginia,
the Carolinas. Florida, Alabama.
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and
Tennessee, stopped at Madison, Ark..
In response to urgent requests of the
citizens of that town. Judge Harri
son's itinerary ended in Alabama, but
the people wanted his eloquent ap
peals to the patriotism of his rare
and were determined to hear him in
Madison, The enconlums of the peo
ple, black and white, show that
tain, two lieutenants, noncommls
Biuueu uimao miu ncanjr cci cu-i rresiaeni Wilson made no
listed man is a Nashville boy and the , "n selecting Mr. HarrlBon
relative of every individual member
are residents of this city. The com
pany is now a part of the 9 2nd Divis
ion.. The name of the Organization men or our race selected by Presi-
Colored Race Will Present Claims
To The CongTess Soon.
Boston, Mass., April 29, 191S.
(Sie ial). At a meeting oi' the Board
of Managers of the National Colored
Liberty Conference held at Executive
Kea qiaiters, 34 Cornhill, last week,
the dates, tor the National Colored
Liberty Congress at Washington
were changed to June 24 to 29, inclu
sive, with June 23 as Liberty Sunday
in the colored churches of the Dis
trict of Columbia. The Congress
proper will open Tuesday morning,
June 25th, Monday, the 24th, to be
givtn over to registration and meet
ing of the Board Managers.
The one purpose of this Colored
GOOD PROGRAMME RENDERED
Trying Period For The Race But Can
Stand The Test.
Burning Message At Newport
THE "PRODIGAL SON," SUBJECT
Important duty. Right here it should Liberty Congress Is approaching the
be said to the credit of Mr. Wilson
that so far as the writer knows, the
Published by Small Maynard a T Co
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-yvouae editor of the "Poetrv Rai;:
"rh t , "zaDethar Verso"
The Book of Georgian V ,e," and
25 e,Bo4Jt- of Restoration1' Verse"
and is the general editor of "The
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licatioBT,llvaife'8 most recent
itanon is a volume entitled "Th,
XeJr " lU Wh)ceegdatheTre
together a series of articles whinh
CLOSING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Erin, Tenn., April 28, 1918
The closing exercises of the Erin
Public school took place in the St.
James C. M. E. Church Thursday
evnlnS8. ADrll 4, and
5th, 1918. The exercises were un
der the management of the principal
of our school, Mrs. N. L. Johnson
Warfield and Erin was given a treat
that will long remain in the hearts
ui me peone. The church was fill
ed to its greatest capacity with the
citizens of the fown of both races,
ana all expressed themselves- as
A special feature of the program
on the .second night was the gradu
ation of Miss Grace Louise Williams
kiww mmler of the class that
held faithfully on to the end of the
mo. rner subject was "Round by
Round Wle Reach the Ton- And
ASK PRESIDENT TO COUNTER
MAND GEN. BALLOU'S JIM-
Boston, Mass., April 22, 1918. Re
garding it as the most non-democratic
action since the world - war be
gan, the National Equal Rights
League, which has branches in 22
siates and will hold Us 11th annual
meeting in Chicago in August, pro
tested to President Wilson by tele
graph last night against the order of
Major General Ballou, former com
mander of the separate olticer trail
ing school for Colored, which order
is so insulting that it was torn down
three times when posted up at Camp
Upton, and which order Colored
soldiers to surrender civil rights at
tha behest of white race prejudice.
Telegram Wants Order Countermanded.
has also been changed to Company
K, 387th Infantry.
The Negro company went from
Nashville to Memphis and did splen
did service in that city guarding the
big bridge across the river.
Gov. Tom C. Rye and all of the
state officials had watched the record
which the colored boys had made as
a military organization and were
pleased to speak in complimentary
terms of them upon various occas
ions. When the Negro soldiers were or
dered away upon duty their good
ecord had proceeded them and where
ever they have gone they have been
well treated and became popular
with the citizens, both white and
colored. The company went to one
of the Southern camps from Memphis,
and from there they were sent to
Newport News, Va., where they as
sisted in guarding the water front.
The Nashville colored company,
long before leaving the city was
known for its all-round efficiency,
having been well drilled and disci
plined and had won special praise for
the orderly deportment of Its mem
The commanding officer . of the
organization is Capt. Chas. O. Had
ley, who was born and reared in
Nashville. He was educated in the
colored schools of Nashville and is a
graduate of both Fisk University and
Meharry Medical College. At the
time war, was declared against Ger
many, in addition to naving Deen
Captain of Company G, he was one
of the most successful practicing phy
sicians of his race, as well as having
been a valued member of the faculty
of the Meharry Medical College.
Tennessean and American.
dent Wilson for public service have
not been surpassed in real worth
and ability, if equalled, by any presi
dent of this country. William Harri
son, Emmett J. Scott in civil life
on down the line through almost
1,000 clean-limbed, clear-eyed commis
sioned officers, backed by 100,000
black-Bkinned warriors in the ranks
over there and going over there will
help make a place in the sun for
Judge Harrison delivered addresses
af Madison. Forrest City, Colt and
Wynne. At each of these places the
auditoriums were full to overflowing,
more white people have attended
these meetings than any that have
tome under the writer's notice in
this state, Further still, so fair,
polite and forceful hnve been the
eloquent expressions of. Judge Har
rison that both races trust him and
praise his appeals to patriotism. His
address at Wynee on Sunday night
was so well received that the white
people wanted him to speak in the
court house Tuesday.
Thirty-ilin of .RWbertson County's
Colored draftmien iwVe entertained
by the Springfield Ladies' Relief
Club, last night (Sunday), at Saint
John's A. M. E. Church. A very ap
propriate program was rendered. The
Music, "America" High School
Prayer Rev. Hill.
Music, "Battle Hymn of the Re
public." Address By Rev. I. T. Jefferson,
Music "A'lnt Goner Study War No
More" Glee Club.
iRemarks iMr. N'eal Glenn.
Music, "Rolling in ZIon" Glee
Benediction By Rev. J. T. Ridley,
(Mrs. Hattie V. Nixon, president of
Congress and Government of the U.
S. for democracy, for colored Ameri
cans while we are taking part in the
war for world democracy, as adopted
by vote of the National Conference
.ml binding on the Convention is as
"The Aim and Object of this Con- he La le Relle' Club;rdf3,,Hne
gress of delegates from colored !trM? ! ferfm!! , J ' 1,
churches and organizations is tolwordi i ,r0. TCfV nTh!!h
press the just claim of the colored tor of Saint John s A. M. E.
the sneaker of the hour. As tne
share in the world demo"-cv ' speaker came forward a isilence like
which they are subject to fight under ,,ie ''npss nf death came ver tnt!
the tlag of the Republic ar.;i to ukb . houae and the aua,ence- whfte anJ
nositlve mfnsnrPH to RPfuro fmm colored seemed bent on catching
Government guarantee of the aboil-every word
tion or disfranchisement and of nil 'I. Jenerson spoKe as ioiiows.
caste discriminations, civil and po-' "Chairman, Brother Ministers, Fel
1'tical," ilnw-cltizens and Soldiers of the Unit-
There will be a national headnuar-; ed States of America:
iwn8 Pr?lA?n R' A Clny"1 We have been called here to do
the Rord ' Mr h Mr,miin f -honor to thirty-nine of the greatest
227 w m l! m HT'wMat ln Robertson County. They are
5 W' ?.th s,treet- N4ew Yrk -y. , t becau,;e uncomplainingly and
and a national execut ve headnuar- ? .o.h
rnr N.ihn.1 (w..i .,,,; "eanesmy ipv "ve cu .
In aMwei o thar country s call.
The telegram reads as follows:
Boston, Mass., April 21, 118:
To the President, Woodrow Wilson,
White House, Washington, D. C:
The National Equal Rights League
calls upon you to countermand Gen.
Ballou's Bulletin No. 35 for 92nd Di
vision, Camp Funston, Kansas, en
joining officers and soldiers to refrain
from going into public places where
their 'presence is resented because
of Color. His dictum that asking,
public service is putting pleasure
above the general good is not applied
to white soldiers, destroys all civil
rights, causes fresh, discriminations,
fosters race prejudice, humiliates our
race, degrades the army uniform.
No order so vicious or undemocra
tic his been issued In any armies
fighting Germany. Protect American
soldiers in democracy at home before
sending them abroad in Democracy's
Rev. Byron Gunner, N. Y Pres.
Rev. M. F. Sydes, R. I., Executive
William Monroe Trotter, Mass.,
LOOK OUT FOR THE FRAUD.
ITuskegee Institute, Ala., May 1.
Information leaches us that a man
posin.g as a representative of the
"The Crying Need Of The Hour" Was
Delivered Monday Evening.
ters for National Organizer, Allen W.
5,,"" ",Mr' " '"m- .WW.. IS 0 n ..r lord., who
tw xt . . .bav chal'en!ed the world with their
ih' National Organizer appeals 1 threat of "force." Mid in the spirit
to race-loyal colored citizens to form:of true Americanism we shall an-
a Colored Liberty and EchUUrWJis ! aww.-by force
Committee for the purpose of send-V . . v .
in f i... i 7 seiuH "Soldiers, we came here to honor
Rosenwald Rural School . Building also delegates b, ; churches lodges' vo"' berauae ym,r ,?pirlt f l'.
Fund has been traveling through the an1 organizations rTnJttl ism has predominated the spirit of
riiswt andi prejudice which is a
part of every human being who has
met iwith the impediment wnien you
state of Arkansas and Maiming that with hi, progress and
fTJeAy:fiVe(?l5) D0"ar8 18 looming to speak a?S34 Cor,
v ...lit no vuu DCUUIC HI1 UJUUUIll ton T-ca
.iv... vna nuocuntliu r mm IUI UU11U I
ing school-houses. j , "
This statement is a Warning to all ; AFRICAN METHODIST MINISTERS
communities' and persons interested : PROTEST AGAINST "BIRTH OF A
in building rural 'school-houses nation
through the aid of the Rosenwald . ' ' ,
Fund, that any person who seeks pav-1 "e. A- M- E- Ministers' Alliance
ment to Influence the Rosenwald con- ot , ci,y refii8tered their protest
tribution Is a fraud, and should be t,"'a:lnst 'be production of the photo-
instantly reported to the local police
PEARL HIGH .SCHOOL ALUMNI
The Alumni Association ot Pearl
iHlffh School t nntHnff fnrth fltrAMi.
ho acquitted herself with no mean ous efforts to raise money with which
ability, and was the reolnlnnr nf to assist in eoulnnlne the new iHleh
nwnv tokens of esteem. Her claws School building. The following per-
oniors were gold and purple. Motto: 180ns have paid their membership
"Excelsior." Her dfnlmrm nr.'.
ented by Rev. M. L. Smith, pastor of
St. .Tames C. M". B. Church who de
livered an addresq that carried with
it much fome, and held the vast an
dlence spell-bound for about thirty
minutes, other speakers of note
tV-, W' Washington, pastor'
of St Lnke A. M. E. Church; Prof.
P nher. nrlncfnal of the white school,
we have had a successful school
this year, the best we ihave had for
M-erHI vws Our worthy princinal,
Mrs. N. L. Johnson Warfield, has
ben re-elected and we hone that
she will retijin to n traNinl next
school term. She went from here
em nj notitsod- n idaoon oj
K1?h School of Paris, Tenn. We
hone for her much success In that
ffle'd of lubor. and that she will not
fail to come back to us next fall.
TUSKEGEE GRADUATE BUYS
$20,000 In LIBERTY BONDS.
- Tuskegee, Alabama, April 27. -Wil
liam V. Chambliss, a graduate of Tus
kegee Institute, class of 1890, and
now a successful farmer in this coun
ty, has purchased $20,000 worth' of
the Third Liberty Loan.
Mrs.K W. H. Richardson of 1207
Phillips Street, who has been ill for
some time Is now able to be around
In her room. , r
fee of fifty cents for the year
Mrs. H. A. Boyd, Messrs. Eugene
Taylor, Fred Randalls, E. L. Kinzer,
Overton Carter, Russell Turner, Wilis
Katie Boyd, Miss Lottie Haygood,
Harris Moores, Dr W. B Davis, Mrs.
A G. Price. Dr. iFiaher, Mr. Thomas
Marshall, lira. Patlenre . McGavock;
Mrs. A. G. Price, Miss Ada Nesblt,
Grace Harrison, IMrs. C. H. Johnson,
Mrs. Pearl Watson Clark, Miss Hat-
tie Butcher, Mrs. Sallle Thompson,
Mrs. Lillian Allen Darden, Mrs. Cath
erine Halley WSlson, Mrs. Blanche
Harris Moo'es. Mr. W. B. Davis, Mlrs.
Tenny Hughes Gregory. Mrs. Edwfna
Smith Johnson, and Miss Fushsla B,
Miller, making a total of $14.00 col
lected for membership fee.
$53.40 was the net proceeds of the
Alumni Association concert given re
eemt'. $10400, ,the lallotment from
the entertainment given by the Fly
ing Squadron of the Public Welfare
Leatnie, making a total in treasury
Columbus, Ohio, April 30 The
Spring Street Branch of the Y. M. C.
A. completed a successful campaign
for 500 members, which was the goal
set, but was exceeded by 145, making
645 in all. John W. Jackson, cap
tain of team No. 2, captured the
covented prize of a ring indicative of
his faithful work, which was pre
sented by Dr. W. A. Method, Chair
man of the Board of Managers. John
J. Bowles' team was defeated by Mr.
Jackson by only three points.
Other members worked nobly to
make the grand success, that was
made. This gives the Spring Street
Branch a total of 730 members, the
greatest in its history. The people of
Columbus responded nobly to the
cause, realizing the great need of the
kind of work done by the Spring
Dr, W. j. Woodlln, one of Colum
bus' best physicians regardless of
color, was chairman of the Campaign
Committee. He showed the same far
sightedness and ability In this cam
paign as was evidenced in his past
works with the Spring Street Y. M.
C. A. He organized his workers Into
ten teams each having a captain in
charge, each team rivaling its near
est competitor in a friendly but
drastic manner. Hearty co-operation
was shown by all reflecting the spirit
of brotherhood. Enthusiasm burned
In the breast of every worker.
Several speakers from the Central
Y. M. C. A. (white) were present at
several of the meetings, who spoke
with keen sincerity and interest con
cerning the real meaning of the work
done In the Campaign.
Nlmrod B. Allen, Executive Secre
tary of the Spring Street Y", is be
ing laurelled with honors, for the
personality and punch he has in
jected in the work since taking
charge about two years ago. It is
due to his untiring and zealous efforts
that he is able to command and or
ganize as he has.
"The Columbus "Y" is a real fac
tor and is handling contemporary
The Spring Street Branch "Y" is
doing and' has done more than any
organization in Columbus to advance
the colored people, these were the
testimonies of the white speakers at
one of the Campaign meetings.
The new $115,000 building now
under construction will be ready for
occupancy by September. It will of
fer every advantage of a modern Y
M. C. A.
authorities and a report sent to Tus
kegee Institute. The State Super
visors of rural school work among
the colored people are as follows:
Mr. James L. Sibley, Montgomery,
Ala.; Mr. J. A. Presson, Little Rock,
Ark.; Mr. George D. Godard, Mllner,
Ga.; Mr. Leo M. Favrot, Baton
Rouge, La.; Mr. Bura Hilbun, Jack
son, Miss.; Mr. F. C. Button, Frank
fort, Ky.; Mr. J. Walter Huffington,
Md.; Mr. N. C. Newbold, Raleigh, N.
C; Mr. J. H. Brannon, Columbia, S.
Mr. S. L. Smith, Nashville, Tenn.,
and Mr. Arthur D. Wright, Richmond,
Any person operating the above
named states in the interest of the
Rosenwald Fund should be dulv au
thorized either from Tuskegee Insti
tute or by one of the supervisors
named whose aid and co-operation
should be sought whenever communi
ties seek the Rosenwald aid. It is
hoped that every effort will be made
through co-operation to prevent such
swindles being inflicted on the public.
R. R. MOTON,
Principal, Tuskegee Institute, Ala.
TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE TO TRAIN
NEGRO SOLDIERS IN TRADES.
Tuskegee, Ala., April 27. Dr. Robt.
R. Moton, Principal, announced today
that Tuskegee Institute has been se
lected by the War Department as a
training school ' for Negro technic
ians. About 400 colored men, in
cluding officers, will be selected from
the various training camps and sent
to Tuskegee on May 15th, and for
two months these men will do most
Intensive work in such trades as
auto mechanics, carpentry, black-
smithing, tc. This group , will be
followed by another group until, dur
Ing the six months following, an-
proximately 1,200 men will have been
AT ROGER WILLIAMS
The Commencement Exercises of
Roger Williams University began
Sunday, April 28, when pr. Van Ness
iwnitej or Nashville pteached the
sermon to the graduating class of the
Teacher's Training Course of the
Sunday School Department.
un Sunday, May 5th, the com
mencement sermon will be preached
by Rev. Arthur M. Townsend, Presi
dent of Roger Williams University
and pastor of the great Metropolitan
Baptist Church ot Memphis, Tenn
President Townsend will deliver a
special sermon on this occasion doing
so only by the request o4 friends and
students that he preacH his own
Commencement sermon ilor the first
time during his most successful ad
ministration of five yeari President
Townsend has been a glorious suc
cess since his earlv boyhood and
reached the apex of It In his master
ly presiding as a College President.
On Wednesday, May 8th, the Com
mencement address will lie delivered
bv Dr. J. A. Thomas, D. D., of Chi
The following is a schedule ot
Roger's Commencement Exercises:
Sunday, May 5th at 3 o'clock, Bac
Monday night, 8 o'clock, Graduat
ing Exercises of Academic Depart
ment. Wednesday, May 8th, Commence
ment Exercises of College Department.
plaV, "The Birth of a Nation," last
iiiMtiay morning at their regular
weekly meeting by passing a resolu
tion condemning the play and ap
pointing a committee to draw up a
statement and appeal to the city
Authorities, requesting that the exhi
bition be suppressed', and not allowed
to be shown in Nashville.
It Is claimed bv these niJnisters
that a large number of colored peo
nle usually attend the shows given
at the Vpndome where the "Birth of
a Natioji is ndvertised to be shown,
and that it lm impossible to put this
strife producing play on the. screen
before a mixed audience of white and
colored people In the south, without
stirring up feelings of bitterness on
notn sides. Speaking of the play,
Dr. J. A. Jones, chairman of the com
mittee said: "I have witnessed the
may nwself. It carries one back to
Reconstruction days, when racial an-
nnntnv m the south was at Its
height. 'The picture is overdrawn
like alt the writings of Tom Dixon's
are. Tom Dixon as a writer of fic
tion, seemed to have had two obiects
in view, namely; to humiliate the Ne-
ero pnd emphasize Anglo-Saxon su
neriority, andi to make monev. If anv
Nrro with the sliehtest degree of
seir reppect or the least bit of race
have met with, and in answer to the
cnll of this American government of
which you are a part, you have said:
Here am I, send me, send ie. We
"ra now entering upon the most try
ing hour of our race life an hour
when the severest tents will bo ap-
iliod, and I am glad that wq a? a
-:iro can tand the test.
"I thank God that the Negro has
his miv'on has waged, and we will
ho :o less patriotic in this tlvi great
est rvipi" the world has ever known.
Y ui are oir reiresentii lives in this
war of wars. You iri going forth to
f'srh' ft-' battles, and to in ' -it .i' o
a great as was the English ho?l nn
lor VelMngto'T whnn returning from
tin- little of Waterl
"In sending you forth to the
camps and to the battle line in
France we would hnve you know we
are reposing all and our uttermost
confidence in yon. We belive you
are the force which will bring the
Kaiser to his knees, and plant the
"Stars and Stripes" upon the admin
istration building in Berlin. Lest
you forget I want to remind you that
vou are a, part of a fighting race
that has always been fierce and
strong in battle, a race that has nev
er faltered nor quailed in the time
of this country's distress. We there
fore ask that you honor and reflect
credit upon the fathers by doing
your Juty, and in obedience to your
commander, go forward; never re
treat. "You go forth to fight for your
country; you go forth to fight for
the protection of our women and chil-
Newport News, Va., April 22, 1918..
To the Nashville Globe: We write
just this line to speak of what we re
gard and what those who have lived
in Newport News, Va., longer than
we have, regard as the greatest ot all
occasions among the church-going
people of this city. We refer to the
recent visit of Dr. W. S. Ellington, -pastor
of the' First KaptiBt Church,
East Nashville and Editorial Secre
tary ot the National Baptist Publish
ing Board, located In that city. Dr.
Ellington had been Invited to come
to Newport News, the great ' ship
building city, to participate In the
anniversary -exercises of the Rev; C.
D. Henderson, pastor ot the First
It is well to say that when this dis
tinguished divine arrived in this city
he faced a program that was sufficient
to keep him busy during his stay
After a brief word with the Sab
bath school, touching on one's repu
tation, Dr. Ellington was escorted to
the main auditorium of the church,
where he was introduced by Secre
tary A. F. Williams to an audience of
more than twelve hundred persons
anxiously wailing to get a glimpse ot
the man who had written their Sun
day school literature for the past
By request he studied with his
audience the "Prodigal Son." With
so much force did he tell the story
and In puch clear terms, and so prac
tical did he make the lesson that at
this eleven o'clock service sixteen
men arose, walked down the aisle
of the church and took a stand for
Christ. That is, sixteen men were
converted. Dr. Ellington preached
again at 8 o'clock to more than 1,500
nennle and standing room was at a
premium. At this service he studied
with his audience the "Temptation
of Christ." And there were three
men converted. The people of this
city regarded it as the greatest day
ever witnessed and two of the ablest
Bermons ever preached in this city.
iMr. Puryear, formerly of Nashville,
and 7lr. James East, a leading busi
ness man of this city, put their big
car at the disposal of Dr. S. A.
Thomas and Secretary Williams that
Dr. Ellington might reach Camp Hill
and see other points of interest on
the peninsula". So on Monday after
diiviny around the city to see some
of the churches, he was taken to the
First Baptist Church, where he ad
dressed the Baptist Ministers' Con
ference. From here a party ot
ilti.cns acromuanU;;! the Doctor to
pride, ' can witness the "Birth of a
Nation" without feeling deenlv hu-1 f ran art A In rltlmv an rsit ttvnaf rrv
mlliated and at the same Urn excep- to forget the differences here at
tinnaiiy Indignant, he Is indeed a home. David told his servant there
saint. I think the 'Birth of a Na-' was no time to fieht mosonitos when
tion should be driven off the Amerl- ti jersi and (Nona awaited. Wb are
cm fliuge or playhouse, and that. ! going out to get bigger game. We
speedilv. This l no time for stirring nre going to capture a maddened
uy os among me citizens . Hon which has been turned alooae
Camn Hill, just north of the city,
p renrpsentative in pverv wir ; where more than l-'.uuu coiorea sol
diers are stationed. Special orders
had been issued by the Colonel at
the request of Secretary Williams
that all companies assemble from 3
to 4 o'clock to hear the speaker. It
was a beautiful afternoon and thou
sands of men In Uncle Sam's unl
lorm greeted him and were inspired
by the eloquent and forceful manner
in which he admonished them. From
here the party wns driven to Hamp
ton, Va., where the guest was shown
through the Hampton Institute
grounds and the Old Soldiers' Home
grounds. 'The next visit was to
Fortress Monroe, where the, Doctor
got a Bplendld view of several big
battleships as they were steaming
into port for the drill ground with
their observation baloons (lying many
hundred feet above them.
The NaBhvllllan spoke on Monday
night In the First Baptist Church to
a full house on "The Crying Need of
the Hour," and on Tuesday morning
visited the city public school and
the great ship yard, where fully fifty
per cent of the eight thousand men
at work are colored men. The peo
ple of this city were honored in his
presence. He expressed himself as
being well pleased with the trip here.
The Doctor left Tuesday at 12:05 for
The committee appointed to wait
i"on the citv authorities were: Drs.
T. A. Jones. G. W. Allen. J H. Grant,
T. H Smith, A. L. Pinlwton, and W.
NEGRO CHURCHES RALLY.
Sunday iSchool Chief on Whirlwind
Auto Trip. .
After talking in twenty-seven Ne
gro Sunday schools which he visited
Sunday morning iin an j automobile, Oi leans, La.
the Rev. Henry Allen Boyd, Nash
ville, Tenn., Secretary of the Negro
Sunday School Congress and general
superintendent of their forces in the
United States, spoke in the afternoon
before delegations for seventy Sun
d'3y schools at the First African Bap
tist Church, Third street, near Frank-
inn. His subject was, "Front Line
Sunday schools and How to Build
The Rev. Boyd told the Negroes
that he believed the war would be
wen 'by young men trained in mili
tary discipline and inspired by the
religious spirit they gained in the
Sunday school. He advocated the
Boy Cadet movement and Bchools
which combined mili'tary discipline
with eliglouis training.
Rev. J. A. Granderson presided
The meeting was held under the au
spices of the ' Ministers' Alliance.
Leading organizers of the meeting
fro Rev. E. W. White, Rev. X,
Knobs, J. L. Burrill and J. W. Wil
lird. The Times Picayune, New
LEADING COLORED CITIZENS GA
THER AT THE MEMPHIS CHAM
BER OF COMMERCE AND DIS
CUSS PLANS AND WAYS AND
MEANS OF HELPING THEIR
COUNTRY WIN THE WAR.
There was quite an enthusiastic
gathering of Memphis' most repre
sentative Negroes In the Chamber of
Commerce on laBt Tuesday to hear a
message on war conditions and to de
vise ways and means to reach the
masses of our people, that they rar
be thoroughly aroused to the war
and its needs.
The meetin.g was called at the in
stance of Miss Charl Williams, coun
ty superintendent, and attended by
all the supervisors of the Negro
schools and business men. Speeches
were made by 1r. B. iM. Roddy and
Rev. W. T. Vernon, and also Mr. H.
M. Cottrel and a committee was ap
pointed which consisted of the fol
lowing persons: Rev. M. T. Cooper,
S. W. Broome, T. O. Fuller, J. W.
Ribbons, Dr. M. V. Link, Rev. J. Q.
Johnson, W. L. Petty, T. Y. Young,
J. J. Totten, J. C. Campbell, P. W.
Davis, R. B. Roberts, B. J. Perkins,
Miss Iola Ellis, Helen Casey, Cora P.
Taylcr. Rev. H. S. Peterson, J. B.
Simmons, W. M. Jones and James E.
on civilization, a lion crazed by hiia
hist for power, dominion and gold.
You are going to fight not to fight
for the iwhite Jnmn's country, but
for your own country. I do not be
lieve in a half way citizenship. This
is your country, this Is my country.
I wns born here and you were born
here. And since we were born here
and have lived here we have no oth
er country to fight for or to die for.
In the same language and in the
same sense that Paul i?aid, "I am a
Roman," I say, I am. an American
citizen. 'America is mv country it
is ours. We gave the first blood for
the independence of this country, and
there isn't anything that can wipe
out this truth. Historians cannot
write of the American Revolution
without telling how Crlspus Attucks
bared his bronze bread to British
bullets on Boston Commons, nor can
they write of the brilliant achieve
ments of Grant. Sherman, Sheridan,
Buel', Hallark, Lee or Jackson with
out tolling of the heroic stand of the
"blnirk nrMa(nx" W iTVTilltean Bend.
Waconer and Fort Plllnw Thnv
cannot epeak of the rtee and fall of Washington, to map out plana of co-
Mngdoms and nations without tell-1 operation to meet the war needs,
ing how H'annlbil crossed the Alps! -i
to carry the war Into Italy, or Ton-' Dr. and Mrs. Matthews rad a hur-
salnt L'Overture, iwho forged a thun
derbolt out of the sable son of Haytl
(Continued on page 4.)
ried call to Bell Town on account
of the death of Mrs. Matthews'
nelce, Mns. W- 'Jf. Thompson.
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