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NASHVILLE A CITY OE OPPORTUNirY-THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASnVTLLE. TENN FRIDAY, AUGUST 1G, WIS.
GRAND LODGE OF
IF. AND A.
A GRAND OLD
Colo fed Y. M. C A . Building
- Fourth Avenue, North, and Cedar Street.
Session In agnifi
Holds Dedicatory Services
Jurisdiction State of Ten
Highly Honored Citizen
nessee Holds Session.
Passes to Great Beyond.
THREE GRAND DI
VISIONS 0. OF E. S.
RECENTLY PURCHASED BY THE
GRAND LODGE GRAND MAS
' TER S. M. STRAYHORNE PRE
A MAN OF EXCELLENT QUALI
TIES AND RELIGIOUS FERVOR
OLDEST L. OND N. RAILROAD
Masons from all over Tennessee are
hers' this week attending the session
of (ue Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
A. F. and A, M. The sessions are
being held In the Masonic Temple on
Fourth avenue, North, the magnificent
property purchased only recently,
and they are presided over by the
Grand Master, Rev. Dr. Strayhorne,
while Prof. T. B. Hardlman, the
Grand Secretary, Is keeping the
The delegates began to arrive Sat
urday evening, when the leaders held
a preliminary meeting making final
preparations for the opening Monday.
On Sunday afternoon Greenwood
Park was alive with visiting mem
bers of the' order, men and women,
as an entertaining program had been
arranged to be carried out at the
Park. The opening of the Grand
The news spread all over the city
as he was well and favorably known,
being one of the highly respected
citizens of Nashville and Davidson
County, Tenn. He passed away at
his home. The end came peacefully
after a, protracted Illness of several
months. The funeral services were
hel da t the Spruce Stree tBaptist
Church Tuesday afternoon in the
presence of a large number of friends
and admirers of both races. Sergt.
White, as he was generally called,
was one of the oldest employees of
the L. & N. Railroad and counted
among his acquaintances the high
officials of the corporation. ' There
was a solemnity at the funeral seldom
aeon on such occasions. Being a
member of the Railroad Protective
Lodge proper, Monday morning, was Association, they had charge Of the
looked forward to eagerly, because of
the great amount of constructive
work that had been outlined by the
Grand Master and his co-workers.'
The part that Nashville is playing in
the Grand Lodge would Indicate that
it centers from this city. The Grand
Treasurer, Rev. Treston Taylor, is one
of the hosts of the occasion, having
placed at their disposal Greenwood
Park. It was through his efforts also.
it was learned this week, that the
Masonic Temple where th: Bfessions
are being held, was secured" as a per
manent home. The reports of the
various committees of the Grand
Lodge, the report of the ofllcers, the
Grand Master's address, together
wun me election or omcers are
scheduled to come off at stated times,
and the adjournment proper is look
ed forward to by Friday night of this
week. Many important attractions
. have beeir staged aud pulled off dur
ing the week, and the city has been
thronged on the up-town streets with
the leading people of the various
divisions of the State who are here
After finishing their business in
record-breaking time, the Grand
Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Tennessee
closed the 1918 annual session Wed
nesday night. In the election of ot
fleers which was held at the morning
, session Wednesday, "the following
were re-elected by acclamation
Rev. S. M. Strayhorne, D. D., G. M,
Prof. T. B. Hardiman, A. M., G. S
Rev. Preston Taylor, G. T., all three
of Nashville. C. F. SlmmonB, D. G,
M., of Chattanooga; ' J. A. Guthrie,
J. G. W., of Bristol; Dr. J. P. Hick
man, secretary and treasurer of the
Burial Bureau, of Murfreesboro; L.
M. Ballard, of Memphis, S. G. W.
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funeral services, and the ladles' do
partment, as well as the -men, car
ried out their regular ritualistic, and
burial ceremonies. Rev. Looper was
master of ceremonies and Rev. E. W.
D. Isaac delivered the funeral oration.
The obituary was read by Rev.
and a quartet of white men rendered
a selection. It was the largest num
ber of white mourners at a funeral
for a number of years in Nashville.
Sergt. White's history road more 'like
liction than reality. It is said he help
ed to lay the first tire on the L. &
N. Railroad connecting Decatur and
Howling Green, through- Nashville.
After he had been iu the service of
the railroad company for-fifty years
he was presented a handsome gold
medal which he loved to wear on all
occasions. Year after year he was
given honorary trips and vacations
over the entire system, very often
extending to other roads. His' last
celebrated trip was to the far west.
He was entertained by the high rail
road officials and employees in the
west. Sergt. White was a stock
holder in one of the Nashvill ebanks
and was an active member of the
G." A. R. The following program was
rendered at the Church:
Scripture reading, Rev. Wm. Haynes.
Obituary, Rev, Looper.
Sormon, Rev. E. W. D. Isanc.
Song, "Life is like a mountain rail
road," choir and audience.
Remarks President H. Bowling.
Remarks, railroad officials
Song, "Jesus Saviour- Pilot Me," a
Exercises by Order
Song, "God will take care of you,"
choir and audience.
"Do your bit." Help to raise the
Nashville and Davidson County,
help in such a worthy cause. "Every
held -in this building. Let us all pull
Impressive were the services at the
flag dedication of the National Bap
tist Publishing Board last Tuesday
morning. Fourteen stars with more
to be added were seen in their Serv
ice Flag. The services proper began
at 9:30, the regular chapel' service
hour. Preparations for the presenta
tion had been under way for mora
tnan a week, and notwithstanding, a
number of the old employees were on
vacation, the chapel was filled prompt
ly at the hour appointed. A3 soon
as the employees assembled, the or
ganist broke forth the prelude of
"Glory, Glory, Hallelujah," and the
host of employees joined In Henry
A. Boyd read the Scriptures and Rev.
Dr. Clark, the chairman of the Board,
offered prayer. The band then played
American and the congregation stand
ing sang. Prof. H. 15. P. Johnson,
the national chorister, then read
"Somewhere iu France," a poem by
Salem Tutt Whitney, describing the
rsegro s loyalty, devotion, courage and
manhood. Miss A. Kittio- Davis then
rendered "Keep Ho Home Fires Burn
ing" and Rev, Dr. R. H. Boyd, the
money to finish paying for this homefor the Negro boy.s and men of I0U"uer I'm present secretary of the
Every, dollar naid will reduce the nrincinal debt. No nnn should fuil to """i jwinibi luuuhning.
man and boy" should come to the meeting at 4 p. m. Sunday to be
IN HONOR OF FOURTEEN FORM
ER EMPLOYEES NOW DOING
SERVICE FOR U. S. EXCEL
LENT PROGRAM RENDERED
SPLENDID EXECUTIVE ABILITY
DISPLAYED BY MRS. A. C. LA
PRADE, G. W. MATRON EX
CELLENT REPORTS MADE
together and pay for the Negro Y. M C. A.
Y. M. C. A. PLANS
Meeting Sunday After
noon In Parlors of "Y"
MANAGEMENT EAGER FOR NASH.
VLLLE CITIZENS TO KNOW SUC
CESS BY PURCHASING THIS
NEGRO PRESS EXECUTIVE COM
Since the official call was issued for
an Executive Committee meeting of
the National Negro Press Association,
preparations have been under way by
local National Negro Press Associa
tion representatives to attend this
meeting in Atlantic City, N. J. The
call has been out for several weeks,
signed by President C. J. Perry,
Joseph L. Jones, chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee, and the Corre
sponding Secretary. Since this call
was Issued, the leaders of the Press
have been getting together, ascertain
ing who will be in attendance. Ten
nessee is to be represented this year
by Prof. Georjge W. Henderson, of
Memphis; Dr. J. A. Lester and Henry
Allen Boyd, of Nashville; M. L; Por
ter, of Knoxville. The matter to be
considered by the newspaper men is
to be of far-reaching nature. Their
war correspondent having already
reached France, the matter of per
petuating his story and having it de
tail the activities of Negro 'troops in
a way that it will pass censorship,
is to be arranged. The code service
is to be passed upon and adopted,
and judging from the Corresponding
Secretary's statement, the standard
of the Negro newspaper is to be
raised and the plan of "disseminating
healthy news for the benefit of the
readers is to be sifted." Two days
are to be consumed in Atlantic City
with the newspaper men and' a report
of the work done is to be presented
to the National Business League at
the request of Secretary Scott.
Secretary Eoyd announced that Col.
W. E. King, - the veteran, editor of
the Dallas Express, would talk for the
newspaper men before the League.
MR. W. F. W ATKINS VISITS j
Columbia -Tenn., Aug. 15, 1918.
Mr. W. F. Watkins of Guthrie, Ky.,
spent the week-end with Mi.ss Hattie
Louise -Wingfield. While here Mr. W.
T. Watkins iwas entertained to the
highest by Miss H. L. Wingfield and
a number of her friends. He re
turned to Nashville Monday morning
highly pleased and the friends he
made while there hope he will re
STONE RIVER BAP
THE LATE SERGEANT MADISON
Who was laid to rest Tuesday af
ternoon. A soldier, prominent mom-
Lber of the G. A. R., one of the most
respected citizens of Nashville.' Old
est employee of the L. & N. R. R.
HAS NINE SONS TO FIGHT.
One of the bright stars In the hort
zonin and about Nashville is -Mr.'
Thomas Hayes, who is employed by
the Nashville Railway and Light
Company. He has been with the
company for more than fifteen years
and has just been designated by this
company ,so it is reported aB a 100,
per cent American citizen, not only
for his fiathful service, but because as
a father he has presented six soldiers
who are either "somewhere ' in
France" or preparing : to go, . and
therAire three other sons of' this
noble sire, awaiting the passage of the
New Draft Law, that they might reg
. ister i the cause for World's De
mocracy. "Mr. Hayes Is not only do
ing his . bit in furnishing the high
standard as a workman and in giv-
. ing his sons for the cause of world's
free dom, he has also purchased Liber
ty Bonds, War Savings Stamps . and
has contributed to the Red Cross Fund
and the 'various charitable and pat
riotic efforts that have been put on
recently. Mr. Hayes wears the No.
1 badge of the Railway and Light
- Company and Is therefore designated
as first in faithful and preslBtent ser
vice, there never having been lodged
. against him a complaint of negli
gence or dereliction of duty.
Madison A. White departed this life
Sunday, August. 11th, 1918, at 3:30
a. m. He was born at sterling, K.y.,
in 1810, age 79 years. He moved to
Nashville whon a young man and be
nan to work for the Louisville ana
Nashville Railroad Company as track
man in 1S57.- lie assisted in laying
the first track between Nashville and
Bowling Green, Ky. In February,
1863, he joined the Union Army as
a private. In the same year he was
made corporal serving in thi scapaci
ty untl lhe was honorably discharged
in the year 1866.
Re turning, to Nashville, he went
back Into the service of the Louisville
& Nashville Railroad Company as
porter. to Major Geddes, later being
transferred to local freight office of
Louisville. & Nashville Railroad Co.,
at Nashville, which place he honora
bly filled until his death.
Madison White (better known' as
"Sergeant") was always faithful to
his duties. He was -a member of the
Grand Unjted Order of Odd Fellows
Council & Patriarchs and the Rail
way Employees Protective Associa
tion, and to each of these he was
very much devoted. .
He leaves to mourn their loss a
wife, daughter, grandson and a host
of friends. .
Benediction. . , j
Campaign to raise .$10,000 for the
Y. M. C. A. Work is to be planned and
a call for a meeting has been issued
for Sunday afternoon in the Y. M
C. A. Parlors on the second floor. The
Committee on Management decided
to call the citizens of Nashvile into
the conference and to ask them to take
the initiative In putting on this
campaign. Every arrangement pos-j
sible for the success of the new drive
is to bo made Sunday afternoon when
the mass meeting of citizens will
take the matter In hand. Both the Ad
visory Board and the Committee of
Management feel that the future of
the Association and the property that
it is purchasing is to be on the hearts
of the Nashville people and as such,
they are eager to tell the latest suc
cesses and to show to the citizens the
real value o fthe property and the
great advantage already sustained
which Nashville is enjoying by this
At the colored "Y" the following Is
a. part of a year's record:
Meals .served -...19,623
Roomers accommodated 20,106
Baths taken 5,000
..The "Y" has generously co-operated
in local War Work. ,
The colored division of the Red
Crass campaign had headquarters al
the Colored "Y."
I The big Thrift Stamp meetings
among colored people were held at
The "Y" Berved as neauquurter.;
or some of the medical examining
A home for the colored division for
the Women of Council of Defense is
temporarily provided for at the "Y.'
Group Meetings for1 General Com
Interdenominational Ministers' Alli
ance meets here weekly.
Workers in the var'ous church
clubs hold their meetings here.
The woking men's club and unions
look to the Colored "Y" for provid
ing space for their weekly and u-emi-weekly
meetings, and they never iail
im giving them satisfaction. I
When the Baptist Ministers' Con
ference adjourned Monday morning,
President J. T. Tunstall, Sr., an
nounced that one of the items up for
discussion that was finally settled
was the route as well as the person
nel of the Nashville delegation to at
tend the National Baptist Convention
at Little Rock. While the Baptist
Ministers' Conference as an organi
zation does not pass upon or elect
delegates, nor do the Baptist churches
send delegates, it is learned by the
representatives among the Baptist
churches that they are sending their
messengers to this national body and
in all about 56 will leave Nashville.
Revs. G. B. Taylor, J. L. Harding and
Henry A. Boyd have arranged for
sleeping cars to run direct from Nash
ville to Little Rock. This arrange
ment having been made with the N.
C. & St. L. R. R, and it has been de
cided, so it is learned, that the official
train will leave Nashvilli at 10:00
Made Enviable History In
Last Annual Session.
ELOQUENT AND BENEFICIAL SER
MONS BY VISITING MINISTERS
LARGE DELEGATION WAS
After a very successful week the
Stone River Association' and Auxili
aries closed their annual session in
this city last Sunday. Those auxili
aries working with the Association
were the Sunday School Convention
and the Woman's Auxiliary, each
holding their own respective meeting
at stated times. The latter part of
the week was given over entirely to
the associatlonal work. The modera
tor's address delivered by Rev. Tom
Allen Brown, of Water Hill, Tenn.,
was one of the features of the meet
ing. In the address he stressed
nhrlnHnn erlnnnHnn na wnl! na Unma
o'clock Monday night, September 2, and ii-oren jUssions. Dr. Brown de-
then delivered a patriotic address iu
which he went over the twenty-two
years of the existence of tho institu
tion, giving some historical facts that
many of the present employees knew
absolutely nothing of. Dr. Boyd said
in part: "As I face you this morning
I scarcely see a single face that was
with us back yonder in the beginning.
me memory or those early days,
However, Is very fresh in my mind
and while this day ousht to be one
of the most glorious in our history,
it makes mo sad to think' of the many
who have passed away from the insti
tution, a number into the Great Be
yond, and now this morninp, I stand
here to present a Service Flag, rep
resenting fourteen of the former em
ployees that have been palled to
serve our country. In this service
we want not only the Board mem
bers and the employees of the Board,
Dut the entire denomination and the
race to which we belong to see the
real spirit of patriotism, loyalty and
devotion that this institution has in
jected into its very existence. We
give unflinchingly the best we have
first, to the cause of Christ andext
to our 'country. The Negro's patri
otism has never been questioned and
when the call came we advised al
ways those who were called, to go
bravely on and to do their bit in what
ever position they may be placed to
serve, honestly and faithfully, and
when the war is over, when World's
Democracy has triumphed, come back
to us, do not think of staying in
Fraice, but come to us as our earn
est people, taking up where you left
Women from the three Grand Di
visions of Tennessee, making up the
Order Of Eastern Star, are here this
week holding their annual session.
While they are not meeting in tho
same hall with tne Grand Lode Ma
sons, the very fact that they are in
the city as an auxiliary and a part
of the Grand Lodge has added to the
increase of visitors. The work of the
women, being so closely allied to thei
Grand Lodge, has increased the im
portance of the Eastern Star organi
Mr. Adams, who is usually the W.
P. of the Order, announced this week
at the opening of the session that
there would be no lowering of the
standard of the Eastern Star. While
the women themselves have always
displayed ability to carry on their
own work, they have a set program.
Tho report of their olllcers and the
several committees with the amount
of finance raised and dispersed
through the year -show a complete
and competent organization, on par
with tho auxiliaries of those other
In the closing session of the East
ern Star, the Grand Royal Patron, J.
H. AdaniB, of Nashville, Tenn., and
Grand Matron, Mrs. A. C. Laprade,
of (attanooKa, delivered patriotic
addresses, which were features of
the day. It was shown in the ad
dresses of the Grand Matron and
Grand Patron the excellent war work
that had boen engaged in by the
women of tho order. The G. b., Mrs.
II. L. Moslcy, of .Memphis, the G. T.,
.Mrs. W. T. Hightower, of Nashville,
also submitted their annual reports.
They stressed the activities of tne
Eastern Star workers throughout the
state. This was augmented by Mrs.
L. C. Byas, the corresponding secre
tary, who make the last report in
the afternoon. Amoug the elections
held during tho day were Mrs. N. E.
I'erkiiw as conductress and Mrs.
Susie Oden as A. C, both of Nash
ville. The report showed that, more
than 251 chapters throughout" the
state of Tennessee were in Good
standing with the order.
which will arrive in Little Rock
Tuesday evening, September 3rd. In
addition to this, the national choris
ter, Prof. H. B. P. Jt-hnson, is to
leave in the next two or three days
t conduct his mammoth chorus at.
Little Rock. AH the secretaries of
the various Board are expected to bo
sending in their reports to be print
ed at the Publishing House for the
meeting. In fact, from what can be
learned among the ministers, after
the Conference, Monday morning, the
real line-up of the Baptists of Middle
Tennessee will be presented and a
Bolid front put- on in the interest
of religious education. It is expressed
I hat the watchword of the Baptists at
Little Rock will be "Pay for the
Seminary and open school this frill."
Among those already listed to go to ; the ploueratori Dr. T. a. Brown,
clared that the Stone River Associa
tion should lead in the collecting of
funds for the payments of the The
ological Seminary' and pledged the
Association's financial support.
Quite a number of able "sermons
were preached during the week and
some of the visiting ministers as well
as those from ths city proper distin
guished themselves by their scholar
ly deliverance and their eloquent ap
peals made. All the olllcers for the
GRAND PATRON'S ADDRESS.
tvin iin'ftnnnt f rr , .... f I Jl .1 , i
ensuing year were re-elected. Sunday "
was the cios ng day. It began with ',, ,,, .. n . T, j r , ;
a model Sunday school on Sunday ! La"'iltnce l8tan(linK, 3 ned ln
!? S 3" W.V .prVr.lded Xth"1 1 never before.
It DIIUUUI Ul. UUIIUMUU'U uv XVcV, J, j
Nashville. Tenn., August 13, 1918.
Royal Grand Matron,. Honorable
Grand Otlfeeirs and Member ct
Excelsior Grand Chapter, O. E. S.,
Jurisdiction of Tennessee, Greet
ings: There have been many changes
since last we met, ln our homes, in
our ranks, in our country and among
the nations of the world. The cost
of living has o advanced that we are
payilng double for many of the ne-.
cessities of life compared with What
urn rtaitV t.VJn vpnra Afrrv It. In trUti
off We would be ungrateful if we that wages have Increased amazingly
did not here mention the fact that ln many lines of labor, but even with
every star in the flag that I here pre- thIa we are put to it to live within
sent this morning is unfurled and will 0ur Incomes. We are being forced to
hang in the office, represents a true Uve more economically, for even it
and t ied American citizen and this j we have the means tne demand ot
"""""s 1 U"C1 lu yu nrm as em-!,, nnvommmit for HiiiH.lW Mr our
troops makes .it necessary for us to
be more frugal. This in the long
run may prove a blessing.
America has entered the war since
last we met in regular session. Our
sons, brothers and husbands have
been called to tho colors to serve
their country. There seemed no oth
er way to keep the cruel Huns from
our own door. Wo feel our cause is
just for we aro not only lighting for
ployees, and to the Board as Board
members to the denomination that
this institutioa represents, and to the
race to which we.belon.g a Service
Hag which we hope wiil never be
forgotten. While there are no gold
stars, if gold stars must come, they
will be placed there and we will give
them unhesitatingly, even though it
may break our hearts with sorrow."
At the conclusion of his talk the
the Convention at Little Roel; are the
Fields and IT. A. Boyd. Sermons for
the 11 o'clock hour were by Dr. Clark
and Rev. J. L. Harding. At night
- ikn -.1 1..
following: Revs. C.'H. Clark. R. H. i ,"lT i"L""; , school .periodicals for one quarter.
Boyd and wife. H. A. Boyd and w, e, , Bhowe'd thftt the work of tne , f Some of the best , n.l nwj compe-
Publishing Board has boenSeWled to
one branch or another of th service.
While it has been a serious handicap
and a delay in many instances, Secre
tary Joyd states they are gradually
flolving the problnm and that though
handicapped there was no .great de
lay in the literature. The flag was
placed in the Administration Building,
suspended from the ceiling over the
sliding doors, so it Is seen both from
the bookkeeping department, from
tho assistant secretary's office and
from the hallway. By the side of
this Service Flag will be hung a
United States Flag. It was reported
after tho service that one of the stars
would in all ' probability evolute into
a commissioner officer, as one of their
number was now in training. One
of the officers, a second lieutenant,
that left with the Publishing House'
forces, failed in his examination phy
sically. As others leave more stars
will be added from time to time.
aim sang mree stanzas, singing as
Most of the Board
members were present and Secretary
Boyd ordered that a cut be made of
the f1a and it jjot only be placed in
the National Baptist Union-Review,
but that it be run in the Sunday
G. B. Bolden, J. L Harding, II. M-1 Association, financially, was in splen
Purns and wife G. B Taylor .T C. (jd shape
Mrs. Maria Boyd of 315, 13th Ave
N. City is visiting her daughter and
son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. D. A. Stew
art of Detroit, Mich. Her friends
hope for her a delightful stay.
Fields, A. W. Porter", H. A. Alfred,
.1. A. Brown, J. 11. Tbrdin','. A J.
Moore, T. A. Brown, of Murfreesboro;
A. C. Kenon, or Murfrersb:)ro; Mrs.
Ferguson, of Murfreesboro; Rev. J.
T. Tunstall, Sr., Rev. J. T. Tunstall,
Jr., of Columbia; Miss E. A. Battle,
Rev. A. Phillips, -Mr. A. G. Price, Rev.
S. S. Stubblefleld, Rev. N. T. Stoner,
Rev. Butler, Rev. A. W. Baugus.
Officers of the Stone River-Associ
ation; Rev. T. A. Brown, moderator;
Kev. G. B. Taylor, secretary; Rev. C.
II. Clark, treasurer.
Officers Stone River Sunday School
Convention: Rev. J. C. Fields, presi
dent; Rev.- G. B. Taylor, secretary;
Kev. J. Li. Harding, treasurer.
Mrs. Callle Brown of 412 Moore
Ave., S., who has been in Chicago,
Minor and miscellaneous activities i . SIT.
U-U M j.1 il I ill. V1S1UI1& HOI BUU. im. VjIUUUD mir
wmcn irequenuy engage tne secre- . . oa h
nma tn ho with hPT
tarial staff's attention without a mo
ment's notice, such a3 feeding sol
dlers and draftees en- route to -camrf
who stop over in the city, unfortunate
victims in railroads and other
wrecks iqre often turned ovetr to
the Association until further - provi1
si'ons can be made. In these war
days some one of the staff is some
times called upon to accompany
troop trains to various training-camps
In connection with the Y" eating
department, the Secretary and the
Committee of Management felt call
ed upon to co-operate ln the food con
servation work. As a result, approxi
mately 600 gSTTonis of .canned .products
are on the pantry shelves of the "Y"
for winter use. Apples, peaches, pears
plurri, tomatoes, beets and the list
will probably ' ' increase before the
present harvest Js closed. .
The local colored "Y" can be made
a splendid medium -for connecting em
ployers and prospective employees.
It may also serve as a splendid me
dium for connecting ministers of the
gospel and religious workers 'With the
great number of strange young men
good neighbors again..
"Y" their headquarters.
The "Y" may serve to reflect the
big-heartedness of the community life
of Nashville in a united way as cai.
no other local organization.
All that has been done In the past
year may be multiplied and mud
more may lie inaugurated If the peo
ple of Nashville wiil simply unitf
their efforts, their prayers, their fi
nance ln this as they have on many
other occasions. .
'At a "recent meeb'ng of the Com
mittee of Management, the members
of the Committee of Management and
Advisory Board were asked to as
sume definite responsibility ln this
ten thousand dollar effort. They
were paired off as follows:
H. A. Boyd, A. N. Johnson.
Dr. J.; T. Phillips, Wm. Crawford.
Dr. J. H. Halo, Prof. T. B. Hardl
S. H. Johneon, Wim. N. Sanders.
J. C. Napier, R. H. Boyd. .. 1
Rev. Preston Taylor. Bishop I. B
Scott. - . t!
The, apportionment for each pair Is
coming onto the city and making the $1,666.33 1-3. ' ' 1 ' III a
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green celebrat
ed tho twenty-fifth anniversary of
their marriage August the fourth at
St. John Church, Shackle Island. A
large number of friends both white
and colored were present at the cele
bration, and the officiating minister
Wsa Rev. Alexander.
The atendants were, Mr. and Mrs:
Joe Hyde, Mr. James Watkins and
Miss Eunice Johnson. Mrs. Joe Hyde
was maid of honor and Mr. Joe Hyde
was best man. Mrs. Joe Hyde wore a
toillete of gray silk and Miss Eunice
Johnson wore a toillete of blue silk.
STATION CAMP. TENN.
democracy, but for humanity. Our
soldiers aro playing a conspicuous
part iu the war. We are proud of
yiem. Wo liavo a right to expect a
better and a brighter day ror Ameri
ca in general and our own raco iu
particular. We aro sad to lose our
loved ones, but 'if their cause is just
what more noble sacrifice could they
make than to give their lives for
their fellows Tho Messed Christ has
said, "Greater love hath no mau than
this, that a man lay down his life
for his friend." When this war- is
over, which we hope Ik not far lu
the distance, we will have a new
world, new governments, new oppor
tunities for service and a brighter
outlook for our dear Order. If we
meot tho future as bravely as wo
have met the past, we need have no
fear of keeping abreast with every ad
We have done- well, but we have
not done all there is to Jo. Greater
responsibilities yet await us, but we
shall be equal to them. The proof
of worth is in unfaltering persever
ance in Orders as iwell aa in individ
uals. The poet, Edgar A. Guest, puts
it thus beautifully:
"The test of a man is how much he
For a cause he knows to be right,
How long he will stand in the depths
How much will ho suffer and tight?
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wlutkins and
little daughter of Nashville are the
ThB ; guests of his sister, Mrs. Charlie
Donelass and Francis Holder
The flower children were Amanda watKins. Aua waiKins nas return
ribbon bearers were Lena Douglas, ed home after a two weeks' visit
Elizabeth urrey, Edna Drew and
The bride was very charming in a
lovely costume of white Bilk net, orna
mented with crystal embroidery over
white satin, a wreath of orange blos
soms fastened the veil ot tulle and
she carrie da bouquet ot white chry
Banthemuns., " Following the ceremony the guests
went to Mr. and Mrs. Green's resident
where an elaborate dinner was served
out on the lawn.
A large number of, silver gifts in
honor of the anniversary were re
in (.Nashville with her unle, iMr
Harvey Watkins. Mrs. .Mary Duncan
of Nashviille is the guest of her niece,
Mrs. Wm. Brinkley. The Page Bros
their wives from .Nashville spent
Sunday with Mpb. Hardy Kirkpatrlck,
also Mr.' Walker from Nashville. Mrs
A. E. Patton entertained' guestB from
Gallatin Sunday. Mrs. Willie Parker
and little daughter are on the sick
list. They both have fever. We hope
they will soon recover and be out
Mr. John 'Officer of Allgood, Tenn.,
Is a vi'sitor to the city. He is attend
ing the Masonic Lodge,
There are many to serve when the
victory s near, ,
And few are the hurts to be borne,
But it callB ofr a leader of courage.
The men in a battle forlorn. .
It'is the way you hold out against
odds that are great
That proves what your courage is
It's the way that you stand to the
bruise ot fate
That Bhows up your stature and
And victory's nothing but proof -of
your skill,- '
Veneered with a, glory that's thini
Unless it is proof of unfaltenlng will
And unless you have suffered to
win." - .'