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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE. TE1SK FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1918.
TC "O TO TO) TT ID TT P TR
rOEY OF TEE CITY OF NASHVILLE.
ii ii ii
XiM JJ vx
More Than Six Hundred
win a r.n
vviu nnswer vaii.
NASHVILLE'S BEST GIVEN FOR
THE SERVICE WELL ENTRAIN
HERE TO BE STATIONED AT
CAMP TAIORA-A PARTIAL
As had been expected another call
to serve has been issued to the men
of the draft age of this city. The
announcement was made this week
iby the Local Board for Division No.
One of the city of Nashville, calling
for a number of the drafted men to
report for duty at room 818 Stahl
man Building at eight oobck Sun
day morning, July 28th. It is cer
tain that all the men named below
will be entrained in this city and
will be taken to Camp Taylor, Louis
ville, Kyr, and that they are to Heave
ycKdayx morning,, puliy) . ' 29t!h. The
following is a partial list of the men
called with their alternates:
Walter Bonds, 1811 Heiman St.
Charles Evans, 1408 16th Avenue,
Andrew Jackson 'Floyd, 742 St.
Clifford Moore, 923 MorrSeon St.
Joseph IPowell, 1216 Jackson St.
Edgar,' Hayes, 2510 Batavta St.
Henry Ferguson, 929 Morrison St.
Walter Cartwright, 1118 Third Ave.,
Edwin Carter, 2817 West Hill St
Jack Carey Hardlson, Clifton Ave-,
Phillips William MoNalry, 917 Mor
Wai ter Sebastian, ShelbyviUe, Tenn
James Anderson, 1916 Sixth Ave.,
Virgil Hendley, Vanderbllt Campus.
James Vaughn, 2907 West Hill St.
Ernest B. Stoves, 422 Jo Johnson
. . - I
Wtll Franklim, care Arthur Spann,
31st and Cleara St I
Sam Bates, 220 23rd Ave., N.
Ewlng Waddy, 6112 Louisiana Ave.
Reuben Hill, 123 12th Ave., N.
Clarence Love Goodman, 705 32nd
Henry LoydJ Johnson, 805 25th Ave.,
John Harry iMlatthews, 1303 Jackson
Jack' Moore, 714 25th Ave., N.
Porter Bums, 1410 16th Ave., N.
(Robert George Frazier, 118 Ninth
John Clark, 1016 Wfcst Green St., !
(inv Pointer' ' Hurrtin Brlf-k
Charles Manlove, 1609 Hamilton St. . Pub"
Eugene William Evans, 3561 Rhodes
Ave, Chicago, III.
(Benjamin Harrison Richardson, Mar
tin, Tenn, R. F. D. 4, Box 42.
iDaniel Carmon, Paris, Ky,R. 3.
Lloyd Robinson, 2319 Walnut Street,
William Jones, 1019 Seventh Avenue
Andrew Stanton Johnson, 148 Ex
change St., Buffalo, N. Y.
Robert Ewlng, 3306 "Georgia Ave.
- WW lam KIrby, care Parish Shoe
Co., Union St.' .
Albert Wlhite, 1404 Heiman St.
John Leonard Byers, 3726 Dearborn
St., Chicago, 111.
Samuel Silvester Dungey, 1607 Hei
Lemuel Doss Gordon, 8 Howland
St., Pontlac, Mich.
Will Llnck Williams, 1530 Mary St.
John Douglass, 1001 11th Ave., N.
John McKlnney, 1120 Poterfield St
1W1U Thurston, 915 Tenth Ave., IN.
Robert Etter, 1823 Manino St.
Dee Ross, Tennessee Chemcall quar
ters. John Montgomery, 1712 Jefferson
Vergie Jones, Martha, Tenn,-R. 2,
Box 70. -
Taylor Vernon, 1023 40th Ave,, N.
Clarence Thomas. 10O4 14th Ave.,
Ed Horney, 400 Clifton, Ave. -
Ertck Dozler, 603 Senate Avenue,
Cornelius Clarence Terry, 317 S.
High St, McMinnville, Tenn.-
Edgar Johns, 7218 Bessemer Ave,
John Hunter, Head Fertilizer Co.
Daniel Lowe. 212 FHfth
Winston Gregory, 1715 Heiman St. !
Sandy Gregory, 1900 Heffernan St.
Marshall Thomas, rear 24th and
John Thomas Johns, 3907 Delaware
Nathan Avery Peyton. 1209 I8,th
. Dan Barry, 915 Morrison St.
; Poke Wesley Hughes, 1107 Charles
street. Wheeling, W, Va,
- Clarence Withens, 3338 State St.
Apartment No. 321,-Chicago, 111.
Leslie Branch, 905 Fourteenth avenue
Collis Cartnell, 1506 Hamilton St.
..James Robert Anderson, 1027 18th
Ave, N. .
- Lewf McClan, 23 West End.
Sterling Austin, 1310 Twelfth Ave
Arthur Hyde, 51 West Thirty-sixth
street, Chicago, 111.
' William Morton, 1605 Third avenue,
north. . .
WIRi Overton, 260 Heffernan street.
, John Henrx Love, 1016 Ninth ave
A. AND I. S
Teachers To Visit Art Ex
hibit Centennial Park.
SIXTY COUNTIES REPRESENTED
SUNDAY COMMENCEMENT ON
THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8:00
The Agricultural and' Industrial
State Normal Summer School1 has an
enrollment of 65 representing sixty
counties of Tennessee and a few
from the border states. This is the
most studious and industrious body
that has ever assembled at the In
.During the summer session teach,
era have had the pleasure- of hearing
eonxe of the most able speakers in
the United States; namely IProf.
Chas. Keffer, Miss Virginia Moore,
Division of Extension, University of
Tennessee, Prof. S. L. Smith, Super
visor of Colored Schools of Tennes
see, Dr. '.ML Jacobs, State Veterinari
an, Miss Anna T. Richardson, Home
Economics, Washington, D. C, Dr.
Jame3. Sullivan, National Sanitary
League, New Yorki, Dr. Louise Lefort,
New York, Prof. H. C, Weber, Supt.
of Nashvi lle City Schools. State Su
perintendent S. W. Sherrill will de
liver an address Thursday, July 11,
at 10 o'clock. Second Thursday to
July of each year has been set aside
by.eaohets of the state as Presl
denfsrS&y This has 'been designat
ed by IhgJ'restdent of the institution
as a D&yror our Tennessee boys on
the firing line fin France. Many of
the leading citizens of Naishville will
be on program. The public 1b cor
Teacher Will Visit the Art
Exhlbtit at the Parthenon
Through the influence of Dr. J. T.
Phillips, the ..teachers in attendance
at the. gjjflwaer session have been ex-
tended th3 opportunity of visiting the
Art Exhibit at the Parthnnon Sot.
trrday, July 13, from 10 a. m., to 8 p.
m. The teachers regard this invita
tion as a rare treat and will be very
glad to avail themselves of this op
pprtunlty to see thfs wonderful col
lection of paintings.
Second Summer School
Th Sotnnri Snmmai Athnnl rVvm.
mencement RrrlHa iwin fcoiHn Him. i
day, July 14. Baccalaureate Sermon
at 3:30 p. m., Sunday, July 14. Com-
mnnramnTit mMraaa Thnn .bhi
; by Dr. Bruce Payne, President George
feabouy College for Teachers. - A
'cordial invitation is extended to the
i Marion Horton, 740 East.Fehr St,
Rollie Eugene Everette, 4616 Indl-
William Farmer, 920 Locklayer St
WHliam James John Henry Greg-
ory, 1205 East Thirteenth St, Ind'.an-
Clay Harris; 11 Chemical Company.
. Robert Gooch, 810 Eleventh Avenue
Harris Dyer, 1014 Harrison St.
Wayman B; Lewis, 3202 Watklnsl" mayor's welcome address on be
Henry Wilson, 2410 Cedar St.
Jerse Porter, care G. F. Bertrand,
Camp 2, Terre Haiute, Ind.
James Robert Archey, Forty-ninth
and Charlotte avenue.
Clem Cartwrigbt, 2404 Wei s St. ;
John William Augustus Andrew
Orr, 406 Clifton Avenue.
Allen Johnson, 1033 Seventh Ave
John Henry Blackman, 1200 Scovel
avenue and Jefferson street.
Lurdou, Partee. Read Phosphate
Fred Landers. 609 Clifton avenue.
Harvey Pratt, 5112 Louisiana Ave.
3o,.i u,Mann lono Thi.j
Saul Hudson, 1202 Third avenue,
Th"n Thm Tr.h0rhBrt Th.rtv.flK
.a iT.,il ' ""-
and Centennial Boulevard;
Walter Washington Caldwell,
Eighth avenue, north.
Everette Kennedy, 805, Nineteenth
avenue, north. . -
Jim Braden, 2403 Wells street.
John Farmer 908 Ninth avenue, N.
wave cecia, rorty-tnird and Aircbt- "cers-elec. -The convention adjourn
gan avenue. .... jpd to meet in Hortsville the first Tues-
Henry Hill, care Winston and Co, dav in July, 1920.
Lee Hall, Va. , Th Fraternal Gazette, of which
Hugh Gllmore, 1020 Ninth avenue, Grand Master Whitfield is editor, and
north. fo"ner. was endorsed by the entire
L. P. Fisher, 1623 Phillips street. convention.
James William Turner, 1700 Patter- 1 ',
son street. - .j . Edwtn Hues Pettis," 1624 1-2 12th
- Sam Dozier, 1102 Cedar street avenue, north.
" Robert Tajior, 710 Winter street. : Oliver Hambrlck, 1408 Sixteenth
Albert Robertson, 625 West mil avenue, north.
Street. . . Oscar Evans. 282S f!Hfton Wke.
nenry vyimuco, izz xmra avenue,
Francis Cisco Yeargta, 2846 Clifton
Willie Green, 215 Coffee street.
Macla Lee Brantley, 2513 West End
avenue. . . -
Sherman Barnett Williams. 1814 Al-
bion street. -
(Dennis Smith, 942 Twenty-first ave-
William Waddy, 4741 Wlabash ave-
nue, Chicago, 111.
Martin Crlner, 1917 Albion street"
OUle Haskins, 682 Twenty-elght
street, Detroit, Mich. , .
.0. 1. IN 1 3TH
Several Nashville Men
Elected To Offices.
BIENNIAL MEETING AT GALLA
TINGRAND OFFICERS ELECT
ED SUPREME MASTER DR. J.
B. SINGLETON PRESENT PA
The Independent Order of Immacu
lates met n convention at Gallatin,
Tennessee, July 2, this being the thir
teenth biennial session of the Juris
diction of Tennessee, a large delega
tion from throughout the state was in
attendance. Grand officers elected to
succeed themselves were Dr. J. W.
Whitfield, Grand Master, who now be
gins his third term in office; Summer
field Brown, rand Chaplani; Dr. J.
A. Lester, Secretary Endowment Bu
reau; E. L. Kinzer, Treasurer Endow
ment Bureau, and Mrs. M. B. Lewis,
Grand (Treasurer, Nashville, Tenn.
Officers newly elected: S. P. Toney,
D. G. M., Nashville; Dr. I. C. Ramsey,
G. M. R., Gallatin; Dr. F.D. Smith, G.
Marshal, Nashville; W. Henderson
Young, G. Attorney, Nashville; Malls
sa Bennett, G. W. Q Hartsvllle; Ro
bert Weir, G. P. S., Lebanon, Tenn.;
Ed Boddle, O. G., Gal'atin, Tenn.; Geo.
Davidson, I. G., Tullahoma; Roberta
Slay ton, G. R. S.; Alton Park, Chatta
nooga; Irene. Dowell, G. Messenger.
President, Grand Master J. W. Whit
field, 504 Third avenue, N., Nashville
Dr. J. A. Lester, Secretary, 408
Cedar street, Nashville, Tenn.
E. L. Kinzer, Treasurer, 410 Cedar
street, Nashville, Tenn.
W. H. McGavock, Nashville.
Grand (Master's Advisory Board:
Dr. J. A. Lestser, Nashville.
Dr. F. D. Smith, Nashville, Seer
Rev. Preston Taylor, Nashville.
E. L. Kinzer, Nashville.
Robert Carter, Nashville.
Mrs. Rebecca Lester, Nashville.
Mrs. Hattie Bender, Nashville.
Mrs. Ida Woods, Gallatin.
Mrs. Malissa Bennett,' Hartsvllle.
W. H. McGavock, Nashville.
Mrs. C. A. Shaw, Tullahoma, Tenn.
J. T. Patton. Franklin, Tenn.
The convention was honored with a
v,9,t from Dr. J. B. Singleton, of Nash
i vllle' Tenn- who was recently elected
Supreme Master of the Independent
i Order of Immaculates U. S. A. He
Hon, roncratulat'ng them for the prog
ress made during the last two years.
He said notwithstanding the many
difficulties they had to overcome since
the Inst wand session, he assured
j them that the future prospect for the
.Order va bright and honeful.
Dr. J. W. Whitfield, State Grand
j Master, delivered his biennial address
Wednsd-'v morning. July 3rd, at 10
! n'c'ock. The address was vcrv in-
tcrrs'lnt; rnd contained matter of
Teat importance to the Ode-. He is
,ai e'onue-'t and fnrceful speaker and
! h"i'i thp eifre convention spellbound
for two hours.
In the afternoon session the varl-
i '" Sr"d officers made their reports.
n-v or tne citizens or Gallatin was
delivered bv his representative, who
fais a splendid speeoh full of whole
porne ins'ruction. Wednesdav night
an hour was set apart for patriotic
pyrcisB conducted by Dr. J. A Les-te-.
Excellent patriotic speeches
were made. Immediately arte- the
rporfB of grand officers and commit
tees were rendered, the Grand Master
announced the election of r-n of-
flferi for the ensuing term o two
ve?rs was in order. When Mie Grand
Mooter roclrded his biennial address
T It OI ,greal BPP'a"8e ana
Zt" wd OTiX
1 T!"! "Z,0"?, IZltl BW;
-.V;!".. f5f VTr
-snn "faster nv acclamation. G'and
; ?,9tflr WMM,eld , obJecterti &mf(
i he W0.uM not acCfiDt election
except a chance was given atv one
who mav denire to run. Summerfleld
Brown, of Nashville, was plappfl be
rn'-e th convention bv p. F. II 11'. The
resul ws that Dr. J. W. Whitfield
won elected by an overwhelming jna-
1nlfv Ritniiama -MaatAi. Tlx ' T T
singleton, beflttinglv installed the of-
Floyd Grlgsby, 1112 Porterfield St,
Robert Samuel Hudspeth, 1921 Ala
James Davis, 535 West Eleventh
Street. Indianapolis. Ind.
Marvin Gay, 1039 Twenty-first
nvemia. north. .
i percv Gregory,
1903 Sixth avenue,
Felix Page, 3312 Georgia avenue.
William Brodwar, rear 2020 First
street, Louisville, Ky.
(Continued on Page 8.) '
Col. "Y" Gym Used As
SCORES WOUNDED IN HEAD-ON
COLLISION SOME ONE BLUND
EREDSIGNALS MIXED MANY
FAMILIES BEREAVED MANTt
STILL BODIES UNIDENTIFIED.
Because somebody blundered, at
least 121 persons were killed and
fifty-seven injured shortly after 7:00
o'clock on Tuesday morning, when
'ishville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
Railway passenger trains No. 1 from
Memphis and No. 4 from NashvilU
crashed head-on together just around
the sharp, steep graded curve at
Dutchman's Bend, about five miles
from the city near the Harding road.
Both engines reared and fell on
either side of the track, unrecogniza
ble masses of twisted iron and steel,
while the fearful Impact of the blow
drove the express car of the north
bound train through the flimsy wood
en coaches loaded with human
freight, telescoped the smoking car
in front and pilling high In air the
two cars behind it, both packed to
the aisles with Negroes en route to
the powder plant and some 150. other
regular passengers .
Just where lies the blame, it is
impossible now to say. Officials of the
road are silent. But one of three
things is reasonably sure that the
engineer of No. 4 was given wrong
instructions, ran by his signal, or
overlooked the schedule on which he
was supposed to run. That he knew
the Memphis train to be a little late,
leads to the conjecture that he was
attempting to reach the switch at
Harding station, a short distance be
yond the scene of the wreck, before
the inbound train arrived at that
As Engineer Kennedy's train ap-
proached the signal tower in the new i
shops, it is authoratlvely stated, he
blew for his signal and was given '
i i j '
a clear board. Before the train had ;
passed under the tower, however, the
red board was dropped, signaling him
to stop. The supposition is that he
never saw this signal, as both the
tower man and switch engineer tried
in vain to attract his attention. Be-
sides this, getting a clear signal gave
him no right to proceed, as he knew
that another passenger train having
the right of way was approaching at
no great distance.
Orders given him upon leaving the
station are said to have advised him
that Train No. 1 would meet Train
No. 7 (an accommodation from Wav
erly) at Harding Station, and are
also reported to have given the en
gine number of train No. 1. The con
ductor of Kennedy's train Is under
stood to have stated that he was busy
taking up tickets after leaving the
station and did not notice that the
train had run past the double track,
which extends for three quarters of
a mile beyond the new shops, until it
was almost at the scene of the wreck.
The speed of the two trains when
they met Is estimated by old and ex
perienced railroad men as being not
less than sixty miles an hour.
The scene immediately following
the collision Is lndiscrlbable. Those
escaping unhurt or with lesser In
juries fled from the spot in a verita
ble panic. The cornfield on Doth
sides of the track was trampled by
many feet and littered with frag
ments of Iron and wood hurled from
the demolished cars. The dead lay
here and there, grotesquely spraw
ling where they fell. The dying
moaned appeals for aid or, speech
less, rolled their heads from side to
side and writhed in agony. Every
where there was blood and suffering
and chaos. ,
From the wreckage, beneath which
many still lived, shrieks and muffed
cries arose, and here and there help
less yet visible victims prayed for
speedy deliverance by death.
As soon as possible every available
doctor and nurse was rushed to the
scene, and a steady stream of am
bulances and automobiles, turned
over by their owners to assist In the
work of mercy, began the task of
transportating to local hospitals and
undertaking establishments the dy
ing and the dead. .
Among the very first to arrive and
who plunged immediately into the
work of rescue, doing much effective
"first aid" before even the doctors
or the wrecking train reached the
scene were Alfred T. Levine, Frank
Sanderson, Frank David, John J.
Vertrees, Jr., and Harry Friedman.
At a time when conditions were at
their worst these men labored prac -
tlcally without tools and struggled
tirelessly against great odds.
In spite of the most strenuous
work, however, the labor of recover
ing the bodies of the dead, many of
whom are mangled beyond the possi
bility of recognition, ( has not yet
been completed. At a late hour In
the afternoon the bodies of six Ne
groes, all fearfully mutilated, wore
discovered beneath a pile of debris
thought to be nierely a scrap heip
from the demolished engines.
All morning long attention cen
tered about the telescoped smoking
car of the outbound train, train crews
working hard to raise with jacks the
heavy body of the express coach be
neath which was pinioned or crush
ed most of the white victims. . In
BIG DAY AT NA-
Churches To Hold Union
11 A. M. Services, j
GREAT PREPARATIONS MADE
FOURTH SUNDAY WELL BE OB
OBSERVED MANY VISITORS
EXPECTED OLD-TIME - CAMP
Great preparations are being made Special to the Globe:
by the Baptist churches of this city . Hartsvllle, Tenn, June 82, 1918.
to observe Nashville Day out at the ; The ITennessee Annual Conference
Theological Seminary, Sunday, July j Kpworth League Convention convened
28. This will be the fourth Sunday here June 26-28, with the president,
in the month, and, according to the Dr. Jesse P. Price, in the chair. The
plans and announcements made by . pastor, Rev. H. E. Erwln, and congre
Doctors H. M. BurnB, J. L. Harding, I nation had everything well prepared
C. H. Clark, G. B. Taylor, G. B. I (or the great number of incomers and
Bolden, A. W. Porter, and in fact the scared no pains to make It pleasant
following list of active ministers for them.
and pastors: Dr. W. H. Whittaker, , The following clergymen were pres
Dr. J. C. Fields, Dr. T. J. Tunstill, ent; Dr. J. D. Chavis, Dist. Supt.
Dr. J. A. Brown, Dr. G. B. Taylor, j Memphis District; Rev. J. H. Ellis
Dr. J. C. Harding, Dr. J. N. O. Alex-j District Superintendent Nashville Dis
ander, Dr. H. A. Alfred, Dr. W. S. Urict; Dr. Eli J. Guthrie, District Sup
Ellington, Dr. S. S. Stuberfleld, Dr. erlntendent Cumberland River Dis-
D. A. Weakley, Dr. C. C. Roland, Dr. ' trict; Rev. F. N. Collier. Dr. J. VV.
A. Phillips, Dr. N. T. Stoner, Dr. R. ;
a. Aiexanaer, ev. J. Moore., rne
day is to be given almost entirely to
a uuy-wiae uuucauonai Kauy. Most
of the Baptist Churches are to trans-
fer their eleven o'clock and three
o'clock services on that Sundav to
4 1 - M it. mi ii.-.
UB "ra8 OI,lne meoiogicai sem-
inary. A special program has been
arranged and sermons will be
preached and lectures delivered in In
terest of religious education. A mom
moth chorus under the direction of the
National Chorister will furnish the
singing throughout the day. It is
estimated by the Baptist people that
at least 5,000 will be on the grounds
during the day, as they have ar
ranged to serve meals so that it will
not be necessary for any to go to
their homes until the day services are
over. Christian Education, ah In hn-
ilnz emohasized bv the loadi nf tha
Baptist State Convention of Tennes-
see, seems to be the watchword. And!or another 'f : Dr. J. P. Price,
now that the Summer School Is in I Pre?lci.ent emrlt"BDRevA r , X
. Tint nrin nroclHoni Dov TP M PnlMoi"
full swing, being largely attended,
ihc indications noint to the Thenioiri-
cal Seminary project being a huge
success. While practically all of the
leading Baptist pastors will be out
of the city the week preceding this
City-wide drive, thev are to return.
according to the best advices from
Clarksville to throw their whole
strength and their full support to the
m king of this effort the greatest suc
cess In the history of the Baptists of
this city. It would appear that the
increasing interest In the Theological
Seminary has not been confined to,3:40' Dr J- a Chavis preached a
Nashville and the State of Tennessee, Breat sermon. On Wednesday morn
as the correspondence and the In- j lnS the 2Gtfo, the Rev. William Neal
quiries from other sections of the delivered a great sermon. On Thurs
country relative to the school have : dav nlprht' the 27th- the Rev- F- N
taken up the time of practicallv one ' delivered a great sermon that
man. One of the leading Baptists of wlu n0 be frStten by tho conven
the citv remarked, onlv recently that ,ion- His theme wns "Gspcl Nick
he wns gratified beyond exDress'ion to naclf8- Frl1,,y n,Knt wns a ereat
see the earnestness on the part of the
preachers of the city to acquire more
knowledge. "They are coming dail
with book In hand, and the love of
Jesus in their hearts, trying to pre
inre themselves for the message that
thev have to deliver." He said, in
rnrt.hftr lllafllllKllnir thn Innronalnir In-
0 .... ...... 0 ...
tp.rest in the Snmln.irv. Fnrthor an-
terest In the Seminary. Further an-
nouncenient of the plans are to the
effect that special cars will bo run
from the transfer station for the
convenience of those hundreds who,
will go out to the old Boscobel Col
lege site, for Sunday. The regul.ir
old-time camp meeting enthusiasm
seems to be apparent throughout, and
from all indications Baptist, large
and small, will participate, in this
one of the seats, his body held as In
a vlao ant ntin nf tha no auarx tra-ra
still conscious, but with three of the
dead crushed against him. Here
the work began. The side of the car
was chopped away and the man re
leased, apparently in a dying condi
From beneath the express car,
some thirty men were later removed,
only the last of their number being
alive. His name could not be ascer
tained, but in the band of his hat
were stamped the initials E. T. B.
Wearing apparels of every descrip
tion strewed the ground, among
which were several women's slippers,
but it is believed that they belonged
to the few Negro women passengers
who either fled the scene or are
numbered among the unidentified or
To hundreds of men and women of
Nashville, besides the doctors, nurses
iand others, are due unstinted praise
tor their labors in the work of res-
c .: :nd alleviation of the suffering.
. : r t3 and bandages were in abund
ance, large quantities of ice- were
sont out from the city, and calls tor
assistance of any kind were promptly
inswered by those nearest at hand
Deputy sheriffs, du Pont police, spe
i r gents from the Department of
T;..t!co and members of the home
g;ard a'forded the police valuable
-ssistance In handling the immense
crown of souvenir collectors that
crowded" everywhere, but no thefts
c valuables were reported, although
suitcases and other baggage was
.Urewn broadcast over the grounds.
Up to a late hour Tuesday night all
street cars leading to the scene of the
wreck were packed with sightseerers,
Dr. Sebastian Presided At
DELEGATES ATTEND HARTS
VTLLE GENEROUSLY ENTER
Sebastian, Bishop I. B. Scott, D. D,
LU D, Rev. Wm. Neal, Rev. G. A
C. Hill, Rev. Anderson Phi lips, Rev.
IV. Robert A. Dowell and Rev,
Thomas. Mrs. Mattie C. Chavis, the
very able wife of Dr. J. D. Chavis,
was wtlh us and was so helpful to us.
Dr. j. W. Sebastian, the third vice
nrtMont woa d.UdH t nrM
I he organ throughout the convention,
and take charge of the music of the
choir and with the very able assls.
music was said to be the best ever
heard in Hartsville.
This, was said
by those who live In Hartsvllle. The
Rev. Dr. Robert A. Dowell was
elected secretary of the convention in
the absence of the secretary, Miss
Susie O. Brown, who was handicapped
on account of sickness.
The convention was the best in its
history. - The following were elected
Guthrie, president; Rev. F. N. Collier,
first vice president; Rev. Win Neal,
2nd vice president; Rev. Dr R. A.
Dowell, third vice president; Rev. Dr.
J. W. Sebastian, fourth vice presi
dent; Miss S. O. Brown, secretary;
Miss Etoy L. King, corresponding
8ecrelary; Rev. H. E. Erwin, treasur
er. On Wednesday night, the 26th,
Rishop Scott delivered one of his
famous lectures on "The Mystery of
Africa," which was tho finest In the
business. On Thursday afternoon at
concert conducted bv Mrs. J. D
Chavis Mrs. ressie M. Brooks was
re-elected Conference Superintendent
Junior Epwor'h Lengue. Thus goes
'he conventoin on the pages of his
ory. orwl tavlnaha 1M on o..,,,
vua.i.u w.u u.n cnui iiiuua uuar
nnu Hnrlnp- tho nil on
ness during the entire day and even
ins. It is estimated by members of
the police department that during tho
day fully 60,000 persons visited the
site, and that no accidents occurred
is largely due to, those officers on
whom the duty devolved of keeping
the huge throng in order.
Late comers were disappointed,
however as the wrecking crews lab
ored so effectively that the tracks
were cleared and put In order In time
for trains No. 2 to leave the Union
Station on time for its regular run at
10 o'clock Tuesday night.
This, it Is stated, is the first pas
e"f r train wreck on the N C. and
St. L.; in many years, although a dis
tstrous rear-end freight collision
occurred several months ago within
a few hundred yards of the site
of the present wreck, on which o
sasion three of the trainmen were
killed and many heavily loaded cars
smashed to bits.
Crowds of people visited the
establishments of A. N. John
son, Taylor and Co. and W. H.
McGavock, undertakers, to view the
dead of the wreck which occurred
Tuesday morning. Each place was
a beehive of activity. The morgues
were filled to overflowing with the
dead and the halls were used to ac
commodate the bodies in some in
stances. The dead were brough in
every conceivable gruesome shape.
A. N. Johnson had trucks to assist in
transferring the bodies. These
trucks were open, and the bodies laid
crosswise piled high as possible not
to roll off. One body was brought In
a washtub, Others had heads, hands
and arms cut off, while some were
split in two. Several women wero
among the colored workers who were
coming from Memphis and other sta
tions en route to work at the Govern
men powder plant. Colored doctors
and nurses were rushed to the scene,
and rendered all aid possible. Many
who reside here and were expecting
relatives today thronged the streets
and visited the undertakers' estab
lishments. A large number of help
ers were kept busy moving bodies
from ambulances,- while as many
others were kept busy inside the es
tablishments, which were filled to
capacity. Extra embalmera were se-
PLEA TO CONGRESS
Leaders Of Race Only
Want Justice For All.
LYNCHING A CRIME FIVE
OTHER REQUESTS NEGROES
DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN
FEDERAL BUILDINGS OFFI
Congress is requested to make
lynching a crime against the Federal
government, and as such subject to
the Jurisdiction of the Federal courts,
in a petition unanimously passed by
the National Colored Liberty Con
gress, which closed its session here
This and five other requests for
the abolition of specific race discrimi
nations are advocated by the petition
ers as win-the-war measure. The peti
tion has been placed in the hands of
Senator Penrose, and is to be pre
sented to the Senate this week.
The Colored Congress pro.es s that
Negroes are discriminated against in
public .and Federal buildings in Fed
eral territory, in public carriers
operated by the government in cer
tain states, in the army and navy
school, in the right of suffrage in
certain states and in the civil ervice.
The petitioners ask, in view of the
military service rendered by their
race during the present war, "that our
own republic may not be a part of
the world not safe' for democracy.
They also protest the segregation of
races in officers' schools.
Tho Cnneress was called for the
intrtMo gallon nf tha
colored man before the United States
Congress, and was attended bv 115
delegates from 33 states. H. H. Harri
son, of New York, was chairman of
the Congress, and Prof. J W. Bell,
of Kentucky, Secretary. William H.
Trotter, of Boston, was elected chair
man of the national executive com
mittee for the coming year. M. w
Spencer was elected Secretary.
cured to prepare the bodies for iden
ifl,.,Hnn if noastble. A number of
I women anJ children are among the
George Hall, railroad porter on the
train going out from Nashville, was
.mmir the dead. He was a resident
! of Nashville, and his body is at Tay
lor and Co's.
In speaking of their escape, several
survivers at the "Y" said when the
impact came between the two trains,
they were miraculously thrown out
of the windows clear of the wreck.
In some Instances the escape of the
more fortunate bordered on the mir
aculous. Noticeable among this
number was the case of Milton
Frank, a brother of John P. and Jas.
Frank, the Fourth Avenue clothiers.
Young Frank was with his friend
Milton Lowenstine, when tho latter
proposed that they go into the smoker
and have a smoke. When they
reached that car, Frank objected ta
ttle crowded condition and returned
to his car, where he went into the
smoking compartment aud smaked
a!?.ne , v.a wna thrown
' VVDCn UiaUJSU io"".
. flrtri Kn flndtnS a COIl VCIUC" t
to the HOOr, DUl iuiuihk a
hammer broKo tne giass mm
to safety. Others were recovered
from beneath the wreck practically
While the scenes at the white
morgues were heartrending, those at
the establishments of A. N. Jonfon
and Tavlor and Co. were most pitiful.
At tho former place there were twenty-four
unidentified bodies of Ne
groes and all day long a line passed
in and out in vain hope of Identify
ing some absent relative or friend.
At a late hour no identifications had
been made. .
Three identifications were made at
Taylor and Co.'s by relatives or white
friends. The color line was forgot
ten and the whites rushed to the aid
of the brother in black, offering any
and every assistance in their hour of
To the lot of W. H. McGavock fell
the care of the bodies of the Negroes
rom Pegram Station and Burns. Ha
succeeding in getting the names of
all but one of the bodies sent to his
Coffins were staked on trucks as
long as they could be piled and rush
ed to the several . establishments
where the attendants worked until
late In the night preparing the re
mains for shipment or ounai. o
anxious were tte undertakers to do
their full duty in - the emergency
that all bodies were prepared for
burial without awaiting the arrival
of relatives or the identification of
Never before have such scenes been
witnessed in this city and the horror
of the day will long remain in the
minds and memory of the thousands
that viewed the greatest holacaust
the South has witnessed in a genera
tion. THE DEAD.
Private John F. Hussey, Uhllan,
Wilson B. Harris, Navy Reserves
Alexander, U. S. Marine.
Josoph Shaffer, postal clerk, Dlck
ersotf, road, city.
John W. Kelly, fireman, city.
John Gardner, 1122 Cherry Ave.
Luther Meadors. fireman. Nash
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